42 days ago

Mercer Bay hiker rescue made 'extremely difficult' by strong winds

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, lifeguards involved with a rescue operation on Auckland's west coast say strong winds and huge surf made the rescue "extremely difficult".
Shorlty after 2pm on Tuesday lifeguards from Karekare, Piha and United were called to the Mercer Bay area, near Piha, to help a group of stranded hikers. The group of four had become trapped on rocks several metres away from shore.

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Recommendation of Smorgasbord

Sheralee Neighbourly Lead from Te Atatu Peninsula

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5 hours ago

COVID-19 Update from Ministry of Health website

Marie Neighbourly Lead from Glen Eden

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

This section provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19.

Current situation

We have four new positive cases of COVID-19 of unknown origin. See the media release for more information.

As is our usual protocol we are tracing all close and casual contacts of these cases, and getting them tested for COVID-19. 

All close contacts will remain in self-isolation for 14 days, and all casual contacts will remain in self isolation until they have returned a negative test.

As of midday tomorrow (Wednesday August 12) the Auckland region (Auckland Council area) will move to Alert Level 3 for 3 days until midnight on Friday 14 August. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Find out more from the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Further information will be available from Wednesday August 12.

There are 26 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. New Zealand's confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 to date is 1574 – see our current cases page.

The focus is now on protecting New Zealanders with:

robust border controlscontinued surveillance and testingcontact tracing capability and rapid isolation of new casespublic support to prevent any further spread, like good hygiene and keeping records of movement.

See our elimination strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

NZ COVID Tracer app  

The official Ministry of Health contact tracing app helps you keep a digital diary of the places you’ve been.

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4 hours ago

Report illegal dumping

The Team from Auckland Council

If you see any dumped rubbish, call us at 0800 NODUMP (0800 663 867) to report it. Dumpers will be fined up to $30,000. Your waste is your responsibility.

For more info on how to dispose of unwanted items, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
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