37 days ago

QR COVID Scanning.

Mark from Stonefields

Please can everyone turn on their Bluetooth Covid App and scan the code when out and about. It’s back in our community, this was always going to happen.

Scanning into Sylvia Park the other day I was shouted at by some person that I didn’t need to do that, as there was “no Covid in there”. The stats are about only 13% use the app, my observation is this is correct. People who don’t, where it’s easily accessible are either, far too laid back, lazy, or misinformed. I know for some people they can’t access the code, or use the tech for a variety of very valid reasons but these aren’t the people I observe not scanning in. I have heard that some shops don’t display it in an easy to find or use place, while out and about lately I haven’t found one of these, I presume they exist somewhere.

If it gets back into our community again which is probable it could cost the country $1000,000,000 per day, we need to pull together here to make sure it can be quickly shut down.

For all our sakes to value what we have please scan in and out and turn on your Bluetooth option on the app.

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13 hours ago

Increase in MIQ costs for temporary visa holders - are you impacted?

Lucy Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours,

MBIE has just announced that from 25 March 2021, MIQ costs for temporary entry visa class holders will increase from $3100 to $5520.

Temporary visa holders (including those on visitor visas, student visas, work visas and limited visas) who have already booked MIQ spots and are due to enter on/after 25 March will also be expected to pay by the new standards.

Are you impacted by this change? What are your thoughts on this change? Feel free to get in touch with me to share your views:
Lucy Xia
Email: lucy.xia@stuff.co.nz
Mobile: 022 0929 679.

5 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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1 day 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:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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