44 days ago

Positive mindset 'critical' during coronavirus quarantine

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

An Albany woman who self-quarantined for two weeks after returning from holiday in China says retaining a positive mindset was "critical" to staying sane.
Tonia Xu travelled to her family's hometown of Zhengzhou, 500kms north of the coronavirus epicentre at Wuhan, so her 14-month-old daughter Mia could meet family for the first time.
As more information came to light about the deadliness of the Covid-19 virus, Xu realised she would need to isolate herself upon arriving back in New Zealand on January 29.
Xu said planning for her family's daily food consumption was the main concern, while keeping a "very active" Mia busy.
"Your mindset is quite critical. you have to be positive as much as you can."
After two weeks of no symptoms, Xu returned to work last week.
What would your major concerns be if you couldn't leave your home for two weeks?

More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

2 hours ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
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  • 0% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
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  • 0% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
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1 day ago

Supermoon: North Island the place to be to see biggest and brightest moon of the year

Danielle Clent Reporter from North Shore Times

Hi neighbours, the moon will be at its closest to Earth on Wednesday night, making it the biggest and brightest of the year.
And those living in the North Island have the best chance of seeing it in all its glory.
Have you got any snaps of it? Post them below.