Onehunga, Auckland

2 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

3 days ago

What's On: Writers Group

Ian from Mount Albert

I am looking to start a small writers group, up to 6 people, to chat about our writing processes. Timing to suit. Interested? - Contact Ian at writersgroup@xtra.co.nz
Writers Group
  • A central Auckland cafe
1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Coastal Erosion

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the … View more
Hi Auckland,

How worried are you about coastal erosion in Auckland?

Auckland's shoreline could recede by 200m by 2130 if little to no action on climate change is taken.

The report, titled "Predicting Auckland's exposure to coastal instability and erosion", details the impacts this will have on communities the Auckland region.

Sea level rise is notoriously difficult for scientists to follow and this has meant coastal erosion rates have been difficult to predict.

New Zealand's sea levels have risen an average 1.67mm per year since 1989, but the Ministry of Environment says this will accelerate if little action is taken on climate change.

What do you think should be done about it? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your local community newspaper.

Image
18 days ago

House Wash Service

Eva from House Wash NZ

House Wash NZ, your local house wash expert. Please feel free to contact us for a FREE Quote.
☎️ 021 0808 6145
📧 housewashakl@outlook.com

5 hours ago

Gazpacho by our Level 3 cooks

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Gazpacho is the classic chilled soup of Spain. It combines ripe tomatoes with cucumber, red and green capsicum, Sherry vinegar and a pinch of chilli. Perfect for a hot, sunny day. Prepared by our Level 3 Foundation chefs.

Image
1 day ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

Image
E
3 days ago

OFF ROAD BIKER ANARCHISTS

Evie from Mangere Bridge

The off road bikers have been around for a couple of years. They are increasing in numbers. Tearing around public roads, over double yellow lines, showing off their antics, riding on pavements, children's sports grounds, golf courses. They have no respect for others - children, the elderly … View moreThe off road bikers have been around for a couple of years. They are increasing in numbers. Tearing around public roads, over double yellow lines, showing off their antics, riding on pavements, children's sports grounds, golf courses. They have no respect for others - children, the elderly .
What can we do? Report them to the Police, 111, 105 or *555 when you see them. Don't leave it to someone else. Report, report, report because they are getting away with their dangerous and selfish behaviour.

1 day ago

Old villa at 59 Spring St, Onehunga, won't be demolished

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours. I've found out about the future of the old villa at 59 Spring St, Onehunga. There was speculation on Facebook earlier this week it was going to be demolished. I've been in touch with Auckland Council who confirmed it does not have any kind of heritage status with them. This… View moreHi neighbours. I've found out about the future of the old villa at 59 Spring St, Onehunga. There was speculation on Facebook earlier this week it was going to be demolished. I've been in touch with Auckland Council who confirmed it does not have any kind of heritage status with them. This means council permission is not required to demolish or remove the villa from the property. The council said a resource consent application had been lodged to develop the site, but no decisions have been made on it yet. However, a representative of the new owner gave me a call this afternoon to say they won't, and never planned to, demolish the house. They want to preserve New Zealand's history and will be keeping it. They said the outside will be getting some TLC, but the villa may be relocated. I'll keep you posted if any more info comes to light.

Image
10 hours ago

No motor push mower

Karin from Hillsborough

Does anyone have a push mower no motor for cheap in good condition please

Image
14 hours ago

TV & WiFi Signal Booster

Abdol from TV Signal Solutions Ltd.

Any issues please call us on 0220746441.

1 day ago

Found a AT Hop card

Zaimah Neighbourly Lead from Three Kings

If any one had lost their AT Hop card yesterday at Buckley road bus stop near Dairy .Pm me I have it , attached is the card in the pic

Image
21 days ago

Walk in the Park - and Social Action

Hamish from Hillsborough

I've created this event with the goal of opening up the Belfast Reserve bush walk. It's beautiful place to enjoy nature and currently closed to the public.

Interested in your perspective, opinions, advice, and insider knowledge. Please have your say, and I'll add your suggestions … View more
I've created this event with the goal of opening up the Belfast Reserve bush walk. It's beautiful place to enjoy nature and currently closed to the public.

Interested in your perspective, opinions, advice, and insider knowledge. Please have your say, and I'll add your suggestions in a submission to council.

See you there:
www.neighbourly.co.nz...
6 Melrose Road East
10am, 14 February.

Warm regards,
Hamish.

Image
2 days ago

Clear your calendars for RTB21!

The Team from Round the Bays

Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to … View more
Hey Neighbours! Round the Bays 2021 is happening THIS SUNDAY and we hope you're excited!

Haven’t entered yet? Don’t worry you still have time! Secure your entry for 28 February so you can tick NZ’s largest fun run off your bucket list!

Head online to www.roundthebays.co.nz... to register and round up the crew for an awesome run/jog/walk along Auckland's beautiful coastline!

Image
2 days ago

Sole and crayfish quenelles

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Sole and crayfish quenelles with Sauce Nantua prepared by our Diploma Level 5 Cookery chefs This is  a complex classic dish with savoury umami flavours and creative presentation by the students.

Top