35 days ago

Generation Pandemic: How has Covid-19 affected your children?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.

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2 hours ago

Coronavirus three-day lockdown: what it means for Auckland

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

After 102 days without community transmission in New Zealand, there are now four new cases of Covid-19.

The source of the four new cases, which are based in south Auckland, has not yet been identified.

In an urgent press conference on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day level 3 lockdown of the Auckland region, and urged anyone who is unwell to seek health advice and get a test. The rest of the country moves to level 2.

Click here to find out what we know so far about what the lockdown from midday today means for Auckland.

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40 minutes ago

Health Minister Chris Hipkins urges Aucklanders to wear face masks

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Health Minister Chris Hipkins is telling Aucklanders to wear a face mask as the city heads into an alert level 3 lockdown today.

“My advice to everyone watching this is: ‘Wear one’,” Hipkins told Stuff.

He said the Government was still working on legal issues around making masks compulsory.


A legal order under the new Covid-19 legislation would be issued on Wednesday. This would give legal effect to the alert levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

Click here to read more.

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40 minutes ago

Positive Covid-19 case visited Auckland's Westview Medical Centre

Josephine Franks Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a West Auckland medical centre has closed after a patient tested positive for coronavirus.

One of the four cases confirmed on Tuesday night visited Westview Medical Centre. They were wearing a mask during their visit, the centre said.

The centre has now cleaned for a deep clean. Read more below.

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