62 days ago

A real time update for worldwide Covid-19

Fiona from Henderson

We spoke a family member over in The Netherlands and we were left flabbergasted that they haven't shut their borders.
WTH???
They have 8,647 confirmed cases and 546 deaths. What does it take for them to wake the heck up?
Their neighbours Belgium have:
7,284 confirmed & 289 deaths
Germany have:
50,871 confirmed & 351 deaths.
The total recovered for each country are:
Netherlands 6
Belgium 858
Germany 6,658
Belgium & Germany have both closed their borders.
Where as Netherlands have gone soft and only closed their borders for non-eu travelers - WTH???
At this rate, this vile virus is never going to go away!!!
Here is an EXCELLENT link to watch how things are progressing worldwide in real time.
coronavirus.jhu.edu...

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More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

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2 hours ago

Auckland's dam levels💧💧💧🚿

Fiona from Henderson

Did you know that Watercare publish dam level information daily in chart form?
I didn't. So here is the link for you all to go and have a look for yourselves.
www.watercare.co.nz...

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11 hours ago

The Story of Surfdale

The Team from Auckland Museum

Did you know that Surfdale in Waiheke Island received its name via a competition? The winner was awarded a section of land near the beach...

At 8 pence a day on top of a small deposit, a Surfdale section was also promoted as a sound investment – so close to downtown Auckland that “values must go up and up and up”.

Well, they weren't wrong there.

Today, Waiheke Island brings to mind sunny vineyards and beachy weekend getaways. The image of Waiheke as an “island paradise” has its origins in 1920s marketing, but the island has long been desirable even as its character has changed over the past centuries.

As we go into the long weekend and begin to venture further afield again, why not have a read of how Waiheke came to be the place it is today, in this blog about its recent history by our Project Curator, Jane Groufsky.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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