64 days ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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7 hours ago

Don't miss the Blues vs Chiefs!


Now you can't miss the game. We're offering a special: 2 kids free with every paying adult.

Blues vs Chiefs
● 7.05PM Friday 31st January 2020
● Eden Park

Adults from $26 - Purchase tickets here.

T's & C's apply.
Purchase tickets

7 hours ago

Help build a stronger, safer Aotearoa

Fire & Emergency NZ

Do you have strong links into your community? Can you represent a wide range of people? We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people for our new Local Advisory Committees, who can offer insight into what matters to your community.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.
Learn more

10 hours ago

Auckland Protest - NO 5G roll-out without adequate safety testing

Michael from Bayview

Dear fellow residents of Bayview and surrounding areas,

If you are against the roll-out of 5G without adequate research on health effects, please support the Auckland Protest tomorrow (Saturday January 25). We are meeting at 12 noon at the corner of Queen Street and Wakefield Streets in Auckland CBD, close to Aotea Square. There will be speeches, a singer/guitarist, artwork against 5G, banners and a march down Queen Street to the Viaduct.

This Auckland Protest is one of many Protests around New Zealand including Kaitaia, Whangarei, Mangawhai, Wellington, Gisborne, Christchurch, Nelson and Invercargill. Details of Protests around NZ can be found at this link: www.5g.org.nz...

The New Zealand National Day of Protest against 5G is part of the January 25 Global Day of Protest involving over 30 countries around the world.

Wondering what all the fuss is about? 5G is very different from existing 3G, 4G and wi-fi and involves higher frequency radiation. This higher frequency radiation will be beam-forming (laser-like) and will be absorbed by the skin and the eyes. The skin is not just an overcoat - it is an organ with many functions, including regulation of the immune system. Research on health effects of this type of radiation is almost non-existent. The Ministry of Health and Telcos are saying that research on existing systems (such as 3G. 4G and w-fi) can be applied to 5G. However, this is a totally unscientific assumption because the characteristics of the 5G radiation are very different from existing 3G, 4G and wi-fi.

Rolling out 5G technology that has not been adequately tested for safety is the height of irresponsibility - hence the Protests. Health must come before Profits.