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3 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

2 days ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

1 hour ago

Police seize eight dirt bikes after spike in driving offences

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Police have impounded eight dirt bikes after a spate of dangerous driving in Manukau and Bucklands Beach.

Counties Manukau police have issued a warning to dirt bike riders to exercise caution after three separate incidents.

Three dirt bikes and two road bikes were seized on Sunday after people reported a group of riders hitting Musick Point in Bucklands Beach.

When police arrived on the scene, some riders dumped their bikes in the bushes and fled on foot.

Officers found five bikes, one of them stolen, with the help of from Howick Golf Course players and members of the community.

A young person was stopped at the scene and police enquiries are ongoing to identify the other bikers.

On Friday, police confiscated a quad bike after it was seen ripping up turf at Walter Massey Park.

The incident was reported to the council and more action is likely, police said.

On February 16, a quad bike rider without a helmet was injured after he crashed in Yates Rd, Mangere.

Police found a man with significant injuries being treated by ambulance staff at a house nearby.

Officers impounded two bikes from the address and said charges are likely.

People have reported dirt bikers getting injured after crashing into cars in Otara and Mangere Bridge in the past week.

During one incident, a male cyclist without a helmet drove through a red light in Otara and smashed into another vehicle, police said.

He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital.

Counties Manukau policing manager inspector Kay Lane said it is only a matter of time before one of the riders is killed.

“In general these dirt bike riders show little regard for their own safety or the safety of those around them on the roads," Lane said.

“We are continuing to see riders put themselves and other motorists in significant danger by driving recklessly, carrying out dangerous stunts and failing to wear helmets.

Police are appealing to the bikers to stop putting themselves and other road users at risk.

"It may seem like fun until one of your mates is seriously hurt," said Lane.

It is illegal to ride a dirt bike on the road unless it is roadworthy with a current warrant and registration, police said.

Anyone riding a bike with an engine capacity above 50cc must have a motorbike licence.

Police are calling on parents and family members to make sure the bikers, some of them youths, are driving safely and wearing helmets.

“The last thing we want is to have to knock on your door and tell you that your loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a crash," Lane said.

Investigations are continuing into the Waitangi Day mass cavalcade of 170 bikes as officers review CCTV footage.

If you have footage of dirt bike riders driving dangerously, you can upload it here: dirtbike.nzpolice.org...

Email DL_CMSCU@police.govt.nz or call 105 with any information.

You can also phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Have you seen dirt bike riders behaving badly in your neighbourhood?

What have you seen?

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Photographer: Robyn Edie: Dirt Bike Riders (file photo)