52 days ago

What's On: Peace Run

Daniel from Onehunga

History's longest running global torch relay comes to Titirangi. Runners will run along Huia Road,carrying a flaming torch to local schools. Call 022 188 7432 for more info.
Peace Run
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6 minutes ago

It's probably back fired.

David from Glen Eden

This is one of only two, my weekly "ration".
The results to date of New Zealand's covid-19 management have justifiably gained world wide acclaim. Yes, mistakes have been made, and even now lessons are being learned. So improvements continue to be made to every aspect of it's management. In early days opposition did put the economy before health and wanted more open borders. Even now they tend to think that way and seem to want to open borders further. National and opposition parties have consistently criticised the government even in the face of that world acknowledged success. Such criticism is clearly unjustified but with one sole intention, to discredit the government and the PM who carries the messages. The criticism could only be with hind sight and learning how to best combat the virus took time. Only Taiwan were seen to have been ready for covid-19.
National would not have done any better and likely worse had borders been opened more.
The New Zealand public are not all stupid. The vast majority have complied with rules and recommendations hence the results to date, and they are grateful.
The never ending criticism by National has back fired big time because of their obvious sole intention to denigrate the government. Had they been a little bit more mature, honest, and given due credit, a little gratitude, they would have gained some credit themselves. Prior to an election it seems to me they have again done themselves harm they may not recover from. No one can deny NZ success to date when compared to nearly all other countries.

21 hours ago

NZTA warns it could close the Auckland Harbour Bridge during storm

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi neighbours. Transport authorities have pulled double-decker buses from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and are warning it could close completely during a massive storm forecast for much of the country. this weekend.

MetService previously said travel disruptions are likely this weekend, as severe gales, heavy rain and big waves batter the country, followed by cold Antarctic air bringing snow to low levels in the deep south.

Meteorologists believe the storm could be “one of the most widespread severe weather events this year”.

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) general manager of transport services Brett Gliddon advised motorcyclists and those driving high-sided vehicles to avoid the bridge.

13 hours ago

Register now for Kerikeri Half Marathon

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Get involved in running the Half Marathon while enjoying the stunning countryside. The 21.1km course is mostly downhill starting in Okaihau and finishing in the Kerikeri Domain. This is a great community event for all experience levels running the 5K or 10K to your first half on Saturday, 21 November.

All funds you raise go towards supporting cancer patients and their whānau.
Register now