My last attempt to encourage a little added discipline, or would I better talk to a plank? :-))
This covid-19 level one now held for several weeks is really worth protecting. The rules we are now requested to follow are so simple to apply that no justified excuse exists to refuse to do so. Even those dissenters, Mr 'Trump-likes-' have nothing to lose by complying as a mark of respect, at least, to the majority of more disciplined citizens. It will be too late to change your minds when either you, or friends or family are in hospital, or likely waiting in the corridor of one, or even having "recovered" are left with long term health problems with no known cure.
And yes, if this concept scares you, then good. If you think it is nonsense just check the world wide situation where levels 4 are even this week being applied because of vastly escalating numbers. The UK is one of several countries where it's out of control and growing.
Even if you can't stomach wearing a mask in crowded places at the very very least, please record your travels, use the simple QR codes availed or sign in. That way track and trace and appropriate isolation can be applied. The trade off for compliance right now will save lives and the economy like nothing else. It is asking so little. If I had my way simple temporary rules would became law. I do not want to see the effects of another level 4 and we don't need to. We don't deserve to either.
Is anyone else having trouble getting things dealt with via the council call centre? Just one example: After a very lengthy hold listening to dire last century NZ songs, I spent half an hour detailing an issue which the operator recorded. She then said she'd get back to me. Several hours later she phoned back and said that she'd spoken to "dispatch" and "they don't deal with this". She then hung up without giving a Job no. Lately other attempts to contact the call centre have resulted in complaints not being accurately recorded resulting in time being wasted by council officers. I now prefer to bypass the call centre entirely. And not all issues can be dealt with via the council website Report a Maintenance Issue form.
The long arm of the law has reached Kelston in West Auckland.
Community constables Sam Holland, Marino Hosking, and Robert Manson paid a visit to Kelston Shopping Centre in the mobile policing bus.
They also talked to children at a nearby daycare centre about staying safe.
Auckland City District Police
Hi neighbours. Our beautiful red pōhutukawa trees (or New Zealand's Christmas trees) are just about in full bloom.
However, not all pōhutukawa trees are red. Have you seen any yellow or white pōhutukawa trees in your local area? We'd love to see your photos. Feel free to leave a photo in the comments or email me the tree's location at firstname.lastname@example.org