80 days ago

Water safety warning: Swim at patrolled beaches, Surf Life Savers say

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours, there have been more preventable drownings in Auckland so far in 2019 than at the same time last year - and Surf Life Saving New Zealand are now urging Aucklanders to swim at beaches patrolled by life guards during summer, such as Piha, Muriwai and Bethells, in a bid to prevent more tragedies in the water. Where are your favourite safe swimming spots in Auckland?

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6 hours ago

Don't miss the Blues vs Chiefs!

Blues

Now you can't miss the game. We're offering a special: 2 kids free with every paying adult.

Blues vs Chiefs
● 7.05PM Friday 31st January 2020
● Eden Park

Adults from $26 - Purchase tickets here.

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6 hours ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

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7 hours ago

Wuhan Coronavirus

Chris from Sunnyhills

If you have travelled to Wuhan in China and aren’t feeling well, take this advice. Please call ahead to tell your doctor you have been to Wuhan so they can prepare.

Novel coronavirus
Coronaviruses are very common viruses found worldwide in humans and animals. They cause respiratory disease, including common colds. Coronaviruses, however, are also responsible for MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

Masks:
.....N95 would not be needed outside medical institutions if there was no epidemic. “You can’t wear it on the streets or go to work anyway because it’s not easy to breathe with it.”

“A surgical mask is enough if people need enhanced protection in the community,” he said. “It can protect users from droplet transmission.”

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