143 days ago

Magician says 'tool thieves' stole bags of circus props

Melanie Earley Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Kia ora neighbours, a foam baguette, one-of-a-kind rings and juggling balls are just a few of the items an Auckland magician has lost after thieves smashed their way into his van.
“Le Cirque de JP,” a French magician and circus performer who has called New Zealand home since 2009, said two suitcases full of circus props were stolen from outside his home in Kohimarama, while he slept earlier this week. Now he's offering a reward to anyone who can help him find his items.

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5 hours ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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2 hours ago

New Football Club for Girls Panmure, Auckland

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

A new sports club for girls is turning heads in Panmure, Auckland.

Football coach Haley Gleeson said The Football Girls was coming into its third week "and the reviews are just fantastic."

The Mt Wellington resident launched the program at Uni Bohemian Club for players aged 5 to 12 years old, some newcomers to the sport.

Helping to train the youngsters are a few 16-year-old girls whom she coached in the past.

"They are wanting to become New Zealand players one day so (it's) great to have them role modelling."

Gleeson said the New Zealand Under 17 girls would be signing autographs and starting a mentorship program with the players once Auckland had dropped back to alert level 2.

Naturopath Annaliese Jones would speak to parents about supporting their children through nutrition and pre-puberty.

"A big emphasis on my program is around good mental health.... learning skills to self-regulate," said Gleeson.

Trish Du Temple, who has studied mindfulness in sport, will teach the girls about preparation and stress.

Gleeson said New Zealand was losing its children to suicide, Kiwis tried their best but had to stop being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.

"We need to help them earlier feel a part of something," she said.

"I hope this is the program that can save some lives and make kids feel less alone."

Gleeson said everyone developed in their own time and she wanted to validate and appreciate that in each individual.

"The pressure to compare is a lot and we take that away," she said.

"We want the girls to remember, 'be more you.' We teach girls to learn leadership, show up when it's tough, strong, back-soft front."

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2 days ago

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