32 days ago

What creative ways are you saving water?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours. Our water use is "skyrocketing" according to Watercare, breaking previous water records three times last week. The water company says if we continue to use more and more water on hot days, restrictions may be introduced. What creative ways are you trying to save water? Do you have a timer in your shower? Have you replaced your herbs with cacti so you don't have to water them? Let us know, we'd love to hear your stories.

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1 day ago

A real time update for worldwide Covid-19

Fiona from Henderson

We spoke a family member over in The Netherlands and we were left flabbergasted that they haven't shut their borders.
WTH???
They have 8,647 confirmed cases and 546 deaths. What does it take for them to wake the heck up?
Their neighbours Belgium have:
7,284 confirmed & 289 deaths
Germany have:
50,871 confirmed & 351 deaths.
The total recovered for each country are:
Netherlands 6
Belgium 858
Germany 6,658
Belgium & Germany have both closed their borders.
Where as Netherlands have gone soft and only closed their borders for non-eu travelers - WTH???
At this rate, this vile virus is never going to go away!!!
Here is an EXCELLENT link to watch how things are progressing worldwide in real time.
coronavirus.jhu.edu...

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5 hours ago

When social distancing makes things closer

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Social distancing is the new buzzword, but out in semi-rural areas the end result seems to be that people are "closer". Do you notice a greater enjoyment in random social greetings? Read the column below:

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2 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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