There are 10 days until Christmas!
The weather has been warming up and we need to start applying sunscreen regularly and correctly so we can enjoy some time in the sun.
Sunsmart tells us to apply a broad-spectrum, water resistent sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30+ at least 20 minutes before going out in the sun, and again 10- 20 minutes after being in the sun. Remember to apply the correct amount of sunscreen too. Find some good guidelines at www.sunsmart.org.nz....
Good morning neighbours in Bayview and nearby neighbourhoods,
We love our neighbourhoods. Above all, we want to keep them safe for ourselves and our loved ones. We pull together to safeguard against any threats to our safety. The 'Neighbourly' pages help us to do this, which is great. Most unwelcome threats are visible and obvious, but right now a looming threat to our health and well-being is unseen and slipping under the radar. I'm referring to the roll-out of 5G. The higher frequency radiation planned for 5G has not been well-researched for health effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. Our Ministry of Misinformation (aka Ministry of Health) is saying that existing research can be applied to 5G but this is a hugely unscientific assumption, given that the characteristics of the higher-frequency 5G radiation are markedly different from existing 3G, 4G and wi-fi.....and many independent studies have found adverse health effects from these frequencies too. Increasing numbers of New Zealanders are becoming aware of the 5G issue and demanding a Moratorium on the roll-out until thorough, independent research on health effects has been carried out. The next step in this campaign is a Protest in Auckland CBD (details attached) on Saturday January 25, as part of a National Day of Protest throughout NZ. This has been organised in support of the Global Day of Protest in more than 40 countries around the world. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Sonographers are going on strike for 12 weeks across Auckland's three district health boards from Saturday, potentially impacting patient wait times.
Have you been affected by the strike action?
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Auckland's new trains have started arriving from Spain - and they need to be unwrapped.
Harry Calder, 9, is at the train depot in Onehunga to pull the plastic off for a sneak peak of the trains before they hit the tracks, in this KEA Kids News video bulletin.
To read more, click here.