Sadly, we've reached a new high of positive Covid results today, absolutely shocking and so very disappointing.
We've all read the posters telling us to wear our mask (and social distance) since way back when all of this Covid stuff started.
We've all heard the various Government departments and media platforms telling us the exact same message, hell even our leader has told us to do this almost on a daily message as so many people just haven't got the message yet.
And yet ... so many people won't because they can't be bothered or they will refuse to do so spouting this, that or the other.
Now, unless they are medically signed off proving that they can't wear a mask for medial reasons, there is absolute no reason whatsoever for them to not be wearing a mask
Also, if they are wearing a mask - there are those who are wearing it incorrectly which is in effect a waste of time wearing one then.
We are all clever enough to know that wearing a mask will not stop the virus, but it sure as hell will slow down the transmission of it between each other.
The masks are to protect each other, your family, my family, everyone's family.
I have included a couple of pics to remind all of us how to wear the mask correctly, even one for the cat lovers - lol
While I'm here, when you dispose of the masks, please, PLEASE dispose of them correctly.
I'm fed up seeing them disposed of all over the place now e.g. gutters, people's gardens, thrown out of the car windows etc ... replacing the takeaways rubbish we used to see before lockdown.
Those poor people who have to come up behind you and pick them up, putting their lives at risk, all because you were too lazy to put your mask in the rubbish bin.
PLEASE dispose of them correctly in the rubbish bins and don't forget to sanitise your hands afterwards.
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Could someone, anyone please explain to me like I am a 5 year old child as to why the Auckland Transport is hell bent on putting those dreadful speed bumps, speed humps, speed 'break my neck' mini walls (call them what you want) along so many residential (and CBD) areas now?
Why can't they spend the money on repairing the absolute shite roads that are full of holes, wear and tear from those heavy trucks going up down the roads that are involved in the construction of those God awful Lego /chicken boxes?
I read an article from the beginning of this year, that almost 700 speed bumps have been installed or planned for streets around Auckland in the last four years at a cost of up to $97 million - this point I remembered as I was floored by the excessive amount for something not wanted nor needed.
The ones in Glen Eden are neck jarring, chassis scrapping, ill thought-out slabs of concrete thrown on the roads at now (I think) 3-4 places along the main road with an incline/decline of ridiculous percentages.
What is happening now, is that motorists are choosing shortcuts through local streets to avoid theses speed bumps.
You have to feel for sorry those residents in those streets now.
The intersection of Railside Ave & Great North Rd (down by the mall) have got those SURPRISE mini humps - WTH???
Bruce McLaren Road is now getting speed bumps - argh!!!
Parrs Cross Road and Bruce McLaren Road intersection is also soon to have a bloody roundabout!!!! (See pic below)
We expressed our thoughts, our feelings and all of the pros (zero) and cons (endless) to their proposed plan; and yet they have got experts who probably don't live in this area and they in their infinite wisdom, have decided that the concerns of those who live here are null & void!!
Now, before anyone says, "it's all very well complaining, what solution do you have instead?"
My answer is, "Do what they have done very well in Ponsonby for example" - see pic below.
My solution will not only slow the boy racers down, but it will provide ample access for all vehicles, including emergency ones.
People in ambulances won't shot skywards when the ambulance has to go over repeated speed bumps.
Also, for the greenies, trees can be planted in the middle and/or sides of the road - a win win for all concerned.
But no, the powers that be, over a cup of expensive soy triple shot lattes with 3 ice cubes and a organic date scone have decided concrete and vehicle breaking, neck jarring bumps are the way to go !!
All this money being spent when they need to do is:
FIX THE DAMN ROADS!!!!
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Thanks team for explain in a little more detail the traffic light system. I watched Jacinda yesterday at 4 pm and didn't hear her mention or anything on the news about the Auckland border still being closed until January 17th. Where did you get this information from, I believe that the borders will be reopened from Dec 3rd when the Traffic Light System comes into force. Would be interested to know your source. Many thanks