Mangere Bridge, Auckland

14 hours ago

Covid-19: new positive case is flight attendant who visited Auckland supermarket

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland Reporters:

A flight attendant who visited an Auckland supermarket has tested positive for Covid-19.

Fourteen other air crew are being contacted and asked to isolate and re-test, the Ministry of Health said.

It is not ruling out local transmission of the virus in Auckland, but says the … View more
Auckland Reporters:

A flight attendant who visited an Auckland supermarket has tested positive for Covid-19.

Fourteen other air crew are being contacted and asked to isolate and re-test, the Ministry of Health said.

It is not ruling out local transmission of the virus in Auckland, but says the risk to the public is low.

The woman who tested positive has been moved to Jet Park quarantine facility.

“The Public Health initial assessment is there is low risk to the public due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3 for the period in which this case was back in New Zealand and were either in isolation or at home for most of that time,” the ministry said in a Sunday evening release.

“There is currently one location of interest – the Auckland Airport Countdown on March 3 between 12.07pm and 1.22pm.”

“Anyone who was at the store at this time is asked to monitor their health for the next 10 days (until March 17)."

Contact tracers are also in the process of tracking down people who were at an unnamed clinic at the same time as the woman during a health appointment on an unspecified date.

“All those attending the same clinic at the same time are being identified and will be contacted and provided specific health advice.”

Genome sequencing results are expected on Tuesday.

The woman's three household family members were tested on Sunday, and they are all negative, the ministry said.

She returned to New Zealand from Japan on February 28, and returned a negative Covid-19 result then, the Health Ministry said.

She returned a subsequent positive test result on Sunday after a swab taken on Saturday as part of routine surveillance testing, the Ministry said.

People who were at the Auckland Airport Countdown on Wednesday between 12.07pm and 1.22pm are not being asked to isolate.

“If they feel unwell or develop symptoms, they should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5454, and get tested and stay at home until a negative test result is received.”

“Testing is available at six community testing centres (CTCs) throughout Auckland as well as at general practices and urgent care clinics.”

“There is currently good capacity in the testing system, and the CTCs in Otara (South Auckland) and Wiri (West Auckland) have additional staff available to meet any increase in demand.”

Testing locations are available on the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website.

The ministry said it would provide a further update on Monday.

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1 day ago

Interview

Lorna from Papatoetoe

How could you do this to your 94yr old Grandmother and your 99yr old Grandfather who is recovering from Heart Surgery and still SLEEP AT NIGHT

4 days ago

Could the geat Polynesian migration turn kids on to science and tech

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Like many, Sir Ian Taylor learned only at the age of 68 about the Polynesian migrations across the Pacific Ocean. He hopes a new education website will inspire especially maori and pasifika kids they have innovation in their DNA. Did you know the stories? Read below:

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6 hours ago

Kids Nike slides and Helmet Found

Chris from Royal Oak

Carlton Rugby Field Epsom Carpark, South end found left on ground.
No one around for miles. I left it while I walked to a Cafe. Came back and decided to pick it up as car park empty and obviously was forgotten.
If you know the family or kid who left it please P.M me.

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13 hours ago

Current visitor policy at Middlemore Hospital at Alert Level 2

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

Awesome work whaanau! Auckland has moved back to Alert Level 2! Our current visitor policy will remain in place at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic and other CM Health sites. Our priority is to keep our patients, whaanau and staff safe.

Public visiting will be restricted to essential or … View more
Awesome work whaanau! Auckland has moved back to Alert Level 2! Our current visitor policy will remain in place at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic and other CM Health sites. Our priority is to keep our patients, whaanau and staff safe.

Public visiting will be restricted to essential or compassionate grounds by arrangement with the relevant ward charge manager/nurse. More information on our visitor policy can be found here: countiesmanukau.health.nz...

For questions about outpatient appointments, please contact our Customer Service team: Phone: (09) 277 1660 available 07.30 am – 6.00 pm, Monday - Friday (except public holidays). Email: customerservice@superclinic.co.nz

Let's keep it up whaanau! Remember: wash your hands, scan QR codes with the COVID-19 Tracer app, stay home if you're sick and wear a face covering on public transport. #uniteagainstcovid19

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8 hours ago

The Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021 event map is now live! 🌻✅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours … View more
To find a public event near you, visit: neighboursday.org.nz/find-an-event

If you have already registered your event and want to make it public, email kiaora@neighboursday.org.nz and they will add it to the map. If you haven't registered yet, tick 'Yes - please list it on the Neighbours Day website' to have your event included when you sign-up.

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1 day ago

Covid

Derek from Papatoetoe

Might as well keep Auckland in level 3 until the end off the year

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13 hours ago

We want to hear from you

The Team from Counties Manukau Health

We are working hard to create a Manukau Health Park (Manukau SuperClinic and Manukau Surgery Centre) expansion design that addresses the healthcare needs of our local communities and healthcare staff. If you have been in our care, we want to hear about your experiences and views on the design and … View moreWe are working hard to create a Manukau Health Park (Manukau SuperClinic and Manukau Surgery Centre) expansion design that addresses the healthcare needs of our local communities and healthcare staff. If you have been in our care, we want to hear about your experiences and views on the design and refurbishment of the new Manukau Health Park.

The day will be divided in four sessions with presentations from Warren and Mahoney (architects) and discussion focussed on a group of services. Click below to find out more.

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1 day ago

Government grants now available

EECA

Everyone deserves a warm, comfortable home.

See if you’re eligible for free insulation and 90% off heaters with a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.

For more details visit WarmerKiwiHomes.govt.nz
Learn more

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1 day ago

4260 GAMES IN 1 - Pandora Treasure 9S / Street Fighter IV 😎👍

Dallas-Lee from Papatoetoe

🎮 👾 🕹 Welcome to KiwiKoNZ Gaming 🕹 👾 🎮

- Super wide panel (it’s more comfortable for 2 players)
- Easy plug and play system
- Simple to use
- Everything built into one neat and tidy unit
- Built in speaker
- Can plug into a projector for a better viewing
- Can plug in external… View more
🎮 👾 🕹 Welcome to KiwiKoNZ Gaming 🕹 👾 🎮

- Super wide panel (it’s more comfortable for 2 players)
- Easy plug and play system
- Simple to use
- Everything built into one neat and tidy unit
- Built in speaker
- Can plug into a projector for a better viewing
- Can plug in external speakers for surround sound

Looking to LAYBUY:

- 6 payments of $50 a week over 6 weeks (excluding shipping) 📦
- Able to ship All over NZ (prices will vary) 🚚
- Free Pick Up from Papatoetoe AFTER full payment 🤗

Looking to BUY:

- $300 Per Boxed Unit with Accessories 📦
- $20 All of NZ Shipping 🚚
- Free Pick Up from Papatoetoe 🤗

Price: $300

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1 day ago

What's On: Otahuhu Garden Club

Jill from Otahuhu

Meet early to go on Mystery Tour (No meeting) Cost $12.50 Cash, pay own food and drink. Confirm before 19th with Sheryl 0274707299 or Jill 2763525
Otahuhu Garden Club
  • Meet High Street Courts Residents Hall
5 days ago

Poll: Are you in favour of V-shaped pruning to avoid power lines?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Another Auckland suburb has come under fire for unattractive tree pruning.

Waterview’s Alford St made headlines last week after residents complained the trees had been cut into unsightly V-shapes by Auckland Council contractor Treescape.

Doria Johnson, who lives on Scott Rd in Papakura, said … View more
Another Auckland suburb has come under fire for unattractive tree pruning.

Waterview’s Alford St made headlines last week after residents complained the trees had been cut into unsightly V-shapes by Auckland Council contractor Treescape.

Doria Johnson, who lives on Scott Rd in Papakura, said the trees on her road have had the same treatment, from the same contractor.

Every single tree has been cut down the middle to avoid the power lines, she said.

“It’s not just my tree, it's the entire street ... It looks like a nightmare, it's disgusting.”

Read more of Mina Kerr-Lazenby's story here on Stuff:

www.stuff.co.nz...

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Are you in favour of V-shaped pruning to avoid power lines?
  • 4.8% Yes
    4.8% Complete
  • 90.5% No
    90.5% Complete
  • 4.8% I'm neutral
    4.8% Complete
105 votes
3 days ago

Missing French teen Eloi Rolland: Friends and family still have no answers a year on

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

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In 2019, French teenager Eloi Rolland arrived in New Zealand to study. He partied, got a job and made friends. But six months later he disappeared without a trace. A year on, police say “his fate remains unknown” and his case looks set to be referred to the coroner. Caroline Williams reports.

During his time in Auckland, Rolland went to the zoo, enjoyed nights out, worked at a popular bar, dabbled in modelling and, with friends, visited Piha on the rugged west coast.

Before his disappearance, Rolland expressed to his family that he wished to visit Piha again, and on March 6 last year, he did just that.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

“Each day we feel more and more worried and more helpless," his father Thierry Rolland tells Stuff.

Click 'read more' for our full report.

1 day ago

Alert Level 2

Manukau Toyota

Hey everyone and thank you so much for bearing with us this past week as our Team saw to your sales and service needs at Alert Level 3. I know the restrictions posed challenges for those trying to take delivery of new vehicles, get cars serviced and purchase parts and tyres. Thank you for your … View moreHey everyone and thank you so much for bearing with us this past week as our Team saw to your sales and service needs at Alert Level 3. I know the restrictions posed challenges for those trying to take delivery of new vehicles, get cars serviced and purchase parts and tyres. Thank you for your patience.
We are now back at Alert Level 2 and the best place to go to find out exactly what that means for customers is at our website below.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our Stores and onto our car yards.
Please remember to scan in, our QR codes are posted around our stores - Botany Toyota, Botany Bridgestone, Manukau Toyota, Papakura Toyota, Bridgestone Takanini and Pukekohe Toyota..

Keep safe everyone and thank you again.

Darren Smart
CEO, Manukau Toyota Group

6 days ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due… View more
Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

6 days ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate … View more
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 17.8% Yes
    17.8% Complete
  • 31.3% No
    31.3% Complete
  • 50.9% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    50.9% Complete
899 votes
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