In response to the severe water shortages, we are encouraging Aucklanders to install rainwater tanks at home by scrapping resource consent fees.
There is currently no evidence of COVID-19 in Auckland outside of the isolation and quarantine facilities.
Four new Community Testing Centres have opened, to provide long term and sustainable, free COVID-19 testing:
North Northcote Community Testing Centre 16-18 College Rd, Northcote
Central Eden Terrace Community Testing Centre, 112 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
West Whānau House, 6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson
South The Whānau Ora Community Clinic, 25 Druces Rd, Wiri
Operating Hours are 8am-3pm, Monday to Friday. To get a COVID-19 test outside these hours, please contact your GP or visit your local Urgent Care Clinic.
Should I get tested?
If you have at least one of the following symptoms we encourage you to get tested, as a precaution:
● New or worsening cough
● Sore throat
● Shortness of breath
● Loss of smell
● Runny nose
The DHB’s are taking every precaution, it is important we all remain vigilant to combat COVID-19.
For information visit your local DHB website:
Just wanting to remind everyone to support local business and shout out to Curry King Avondale who make great food with fast and friendly service at reasonable prices you can buy a great tasting curry and full ur tum for less than u would spend at Mc D’s.
It is more than disappointing to hear that people are refusing covid-19 tests, are breaking out of isolation, and ignoring isolation and tracing needs. Such a lack of intelligence is amazing. It is often fuelled by proponents of putting economy first and claims we have nailed the virus. Such people are dangerous, misinformed, likely selfish and should not be heeded. This virus is not eradicated and if those dangerous people have their way, possibly driven only by political bigotry, we can easily end up like Melbourne, USA, and others. Just know where their economy is going, their death rate, their unemployment and KNOW that we are not immune. If the rest of the world had maintained the same vigilance and success as NZ then our major economic support would be operational by now. Economies will suffer and this government is doing all that is possible to create jobs, support people, and ease the misery of the most vulnerable. The worry about our borrowing may be warranted but bear in mind that most countries have far higher levels of borrowing even before covid-19 than we forecast after it. The National government policies certainly can't avoid borrowing any less, their objectives will be to create jobs just like this government and there is little they can do that is much different. The worst thing we can do is open borders too early, ignore the needs of isolation, tracing and testing and be fooled into thinking we are out of danger. So far we have managed extremely well. Lets not waste what we've gained while the world catches up. If we're all dead our economy won't be fun at all. A mostly recovered economy will only follow when covid-19 is first properly tamed worldwide.