52 days 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:


* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

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2 minutes ago

Historic Pohutukawa Restored to Quay St

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

While the city sleeps, Auckland's urban forest will welcome home the first of seven mature pohutukawa in Quay St.

The dual-crane operation will take a painstaking nine hours from 7.30 pm Wednesday night to return the majestic tree from Teal Park to its original home.

The 40-year-old pohutukawa will take pride of place in the city's new Te Wananga waterfront space about midnight, weather permitting.

Reuniting the city centre with the sea, Te Wānanga will open for Aucklanders in June.

Mayor Phil Goff said he was pleased to see the first tree returning to bring shade and much-needed greenery to Auckland's CBD.

Studies showed trees had a positive effect on the community's health and well-being, he said.

The pohutukawa were moved to Teal Park a year ago and tended by Auckland Council arborists.

1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

7 hours ago

Every Signature Counts

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Reducing the number of shops able to sell tobacco is part of the Government’s world-leading draft Smokefree plan.

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