46 days ago

Don't ignore Covid, fight it.

David from Glen Eden

There are a few people around who claim a superior intelligence. They are advocating that the virus is not serious enough to warrant lock downs and masks and other disturbance to their activities. They are stating increased suicide numbers in Australia and suggest it is because of economic outcomes. Such a thought process seems bizarre to me, neither are we Australia. People 'choose' suicide and there is help for it when needed. When hospitals are swamped and normal procedures and operations are cancelled no wonder people are stressed. But it is the spread of the virus that is the root cause of all these problems. And the spread is caused by people, just a few, who can't value complying with a few very simple rules. Ignoring the virus, letting it run amok will not save the economy or peoples lives. Nor will it stop suicides. If Australia and the rest of the world had the success to date that New Zealand has then our major industry, airlines and tourism, would be much relieved by now. Yes, too many people are complacent and a few have a very twisted view that a few dollars are worth more than the lives of people who want to live and who don't choose suicide.
The quarantine and isolation rules might be eased when the 90 mins test is available to us. We need to fight this virus, not give in to it and a bit of positive thinking about the economy is justified too.

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1 day ago

Cannabis

David from Glen Eden

The biggest nonsense I read is the comparison with alcohol as if it was an excuse to support cannabis. That is enough to kill any decision to add yet another mind bending drug to one we all ready can't handle. We are talking about cannabis, not alcohol or the price of fish.
If cannabis was harmless there wouldn't be ANY discussion at all about it. The stuff damages younger brains, can be addictive and can lead to worse drugs. It does nothing to improve social standards of behaviour and the people who crave it and deal in it are not generally the brightest of the species. The finest solution would be to apply the law and remove every trace and mention of it from society. And that includes the gangs. As a medicine, no problem, just give it another name and if the medical world endorse its use by prescription, ok. The fact that we can't or don't enforce existing laws is a poor excuse to legalise this stuff. Some countries, disciplined ones, even have the death sentence on the books for dealers of the stuff. The police have enough to do without another set of convoluted rules on any legal use of cannabis which they will never be able to properly enforce.

1 day ago

Coronavirus is more of a reason to sort out the stadium

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's easy to say things shouldn't be done because we need to focus on Covid-19 elimination, but maybe that's more of an argument to sort out the stadium plan. Read the story below.

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14 hours ago

New development in West Auckland

Tracie from Te Atatu South

While this story is mainly about Te Atatu Peninsula, it could easily be about any suburb in West Auckland. There's development going on everywhere eh. www.stuff.co.nz...