112 days ago

310 Aucklanders trespassed from libraries between Jan 2016 and Feb 2020

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Stabbing staff with scissors, masturbating, being drunk and having sex are just some of the reasons why 310 people were booted and banned from Auckland Council libraries in the last four years.

The majority of the trespasses were for threatening behaviour (51), abusive behaviour (41), theft (33), graffiti tagging (14) and intoxication (nine).

Five people were trespassed from several libraries for multiple offences or where serious types of offending posed significant risk to staff at other sites. Three people were banned from all libraries for offences listed in the article below.

Despite this, an Auckland Council spokeswoman said its libraries were safe and welcoming for Aucklanders wanting to connect, read and learn, and trespass notices were issued in "rare and isolated cases, with no evident patterns". Library staff were trained in conflict awareness.

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Health Minister Chris Hipkins urges Aucklanders to wear face masks

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.

“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.

He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.

A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

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23 minutes ago

Special Price for Disinfection wet wipes and hand sanitisers!

Jo from Fernbaby New Zealand

$1.99 for Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitisers!
2.99 for 100ml Hand Sanitiser!
$3.99 for 80pc Disinfection Wet Wipes!

34 minutes ago

Supermarkets urge calm as queues build ahead of Covid-19 lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours, queues outside supermarkets have returned to previous lockdown levels, but shoppers are being urged not to panic buy.
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