42 days ago

Are you excited to try out Jump's e-bikes?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours. More than 600 dockless electric ride share bikes will hit the streets of Auckland from February 19 - the first of their kind in New Zealand. Uber-owned company Jump officially launched the bright red e-bikes on Tuesday morning. Are you excited to try one out? How will this change travel for you?

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1 day ago

Dentists Open

Ursula from Sandringham

Hi everyone just wondering if dentists are open as I have a tooth that is giving me pain. Thanks for your replies in advance.

18 hours ago

When social distancing makes things closer

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Social distancing is the new buzzword, but out in semi-rural areas the end result seems to be that people are "closer". Do you notice a greater enjoyment in random social greetings? Read the column below:

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1 day ago

The grim reality if you have to go to hospital.

Trevor from Point Chevalier

Make no mistake. When loved ones are removed from your home by ambulance because the virus has hit them hard, you are not going to be able to follow them there, sit by their hospital bed and hold their hand. You are not going to be able to pop in at 7.00 pm for visiting hours.

They are going to have no one other than exhausted and brave hospital staff to see them through days or weeks of barely breathing through a ventilator until they either die or recover. They are not going to be well enough to text you.



You are not going to be able to phone the ward to check in on them regularly (staff will be too busy for that). During that time, they will be completely alone, while you sit at home waiting to hear whether they have made it through.



Imagine that person is someone you love dearly. Because it's going to be a reality for many in the coming weeks.



And if that person in hospital happens to be you, going through that ordeal completely alone, it would be nothing less than terrifying.

Please stay home and only go out if absolutely necessary. Social distancing is imperative right now for your family and mine.



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