52 days ago

Good news!

The Team from New Zealand Police

Thanks to the brave and quick actions of these members of the public (pictured centre and centre right) – an offender who was trying to make a getaway after stealing money from a Henderson dairy was stopped and swiftly arrested. 👏

Earlier this month, one of the owners of the store was working behind the counter when a man entered the store and demanded money.

He walked behind the counter to the cash register and took a large sum of money, but the owner very quickly managed to activate the anti-theft smoke canon and the offender fled the shop.

Seeing what happened, the members of the public chased the offender and caught him, holding him until Police arrived soon afterwards.

He was then arrested and taken into custody.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with theft and was due to appear in the Waitakere District Court last week.

The money taken was returned to the dairy owners (pictured on the left), who were very grateful to those who stepped in to help.

A great result and example of people going above and beyond to look out for people in their local community.

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4 days 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.

3 days ago

Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.

Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.

But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka​ says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.

"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.

"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."

Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.

“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.

“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."

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With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
  • 17.2% Yes
    17.2% Complete
  • 31.9% No
    31.9% Complete
  • 51% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.
    51% Complete
810 votes
17 hours ago

Covid 19 Update: Auckland to move to alert level 2 on Sunday

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Auckland neighbours,

Auckland is dropping back to alert level 2 at 6am on Sunday.

This follows no new community cases in the region for five days in a row.

The rest of the country will move to level 1 on Sunday morning.

Cabinet will review this decision at the end of next week with a view to possibly moving Auckland to alert level 1.

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