40 days ago

Lockdown cans sculpture garden for Women’s Refuge

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from North Shore Times

A sculpture exhibition to raise money for the Women’s Refuge has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

NZ Sculpture OnShore was set to take place at Fort Takapuna in late October, after already being delayed by a year.

But a digital exhibition and fundraising campaign is set to go ahead in its place.

NZ Sculpture OnShore Dee Paranihi said with the current lockdown and uncertainty around alert levels, the risk of continuing with the live exhibition was too great.

“Having already postponed the event by a year due to COVID-19, this is a huge disappointment for our team and sad news I’m sure, to you, too,” she said.
“However, all is not lost! With many of the stunning sculptures completed, or close to it, we are now focussing on bringing you the artworks via other platforms and galvanising our supporter base to raise money for Woman’s Refuge.”

More details on the digital exhibition will be released soon.

More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Covid-19: Concern over number of positive cases on North Shore

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Kia ora neighbours. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is urging North Shore residents to get a Covid-19 test if they are unwell, as concern grows over cases in the area.

“If you are on the North Shore and experiencing any symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please do go and get a test."

She added Auckland’s cases were not confined to one part of the region.

“They are across 124 suburbs,” she said, adding that this should pay as a reminder that the Covid-19 restrictions “matter for everyone”.

Click 'read more' for the full story.

2 hours ago

Covid-19: Where to get tested and vaccinated in Auckland during Labour Weekend

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours. It’s still easy to get a Covid-19 test or vaccination, even over Labour Weekend.

On Friday, the Government announced the Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau DHBs would need to have vaccinated 90 per cent of their eligible populations before the Auckland region can leave lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is asking residents in New Lynn, Bayswater, Rosedale and Redvale to get tested if they are unwell, due to a concerning number of cases in those areas.

We’ve put together a list of all the vaccine and testing centres that are open for all or part of the long Labour Weekend. Click 'read more' for the list.

3 hours ago

Happy Labour Day weekend!

The Team from Shorecare Urgent Care Northcross

We wish you a happy Labour Day weekend 😎!
Keep safe and wear your masks when out and about across Tāmaki Makaurau.
If you do happen to have an accident while getting stuck into some DIY or trying out that new bike, our Northcross clinic is open 8am-8pm and Smales Farm 24/7.