6 days ago

Auckland measles outbreak: MMR vaccination age brought forward

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Auckland GPs will now vaccinate 12-month-old babies for measles, mumps, rubella in an attempt to protect the "most vulnerable" from the outbreak gripping the region.

There have been 104 measles cases in Auckland so far this year.

From this week, Auckland Regional Public Health Service and Ministry of Health are recommending all 12-month-old children in the region receive their first MMR early to protect them from the highly infectious viral illness.

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More messages from your neighbours
13 hours ago

How are you at recycling?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours. Our bad recycling habits have seen 32,300 tonnes of rubbish find its way into recycling bins. This then had to be diverted to landfill, costing us half a million dollars over the last two financial years. How are you at recycling? What rubbish items have you mistakenly thrown in the recycling bin?

stuff.co.nz/environment/113463162/aucklanders-bad-recycling-habits-see-32000-tonnes-of-rubbish-sent-to-landfill-over-two-years

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12 minutes ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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