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39 days ago

Pop-up Covid-19 testing stations in west and south Auckland

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Additional testing sites have popped up across Auckland, as the city enters alert level 3.

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community. Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country … View more
Hi neighbours,

Additional testing sites have popped up across Auckland, as the city enters alert level 3.

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community. Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Two pop-up testing centres are now open in west and south Auckland.

These are in the Ōtara Town Centre car park (14 Fair Mall, Ōtara), and Health New Lynn (Level 1 car park, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way).

The Government will use the next 72 hours in Auckland to roll out a testing blitz – in the order of tens of thousands of tests – to get a clear idea about the extent of any wider community transmission.

To find out more about where you can get tested, click here.

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39 days ago

Supermarkets urge calm ahead of Covid-19 lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, shoppers are being asked not to panic-buy as queues build ahead of the country going into alert level 3 lockdown.

Outside supermarkets across the city, queues of shoppers snaked into carparks, and some shops had to close early on Tuesday night after being inundated.

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39 days ago

We Heart Aotearoa, Sol 3 Mio and Devilskin postponed due to lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, a host of events have been cancelled due to the latest coronavirus cases.

We Heart Aotearoa - organised to celebrate our “team of five million’s efforts so far” - has been cancelled this weekend.

“We look forward to rescheduling We Love Aotearoa and celebrating New … View more
Kia ora neighbours, a host of events have been cancelled due to the latest coronavirus cases.

We Heart Aotearoa - organised to celebrate our “team of five million’s efforts so far” - has been cancelled this weekend.

“We look forward to rescheduling We Love Aotearoa and celebrating New Zealand’s success yet again. Kia kaha and much aroha to all," the event founder said.

Read more below.

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39 days ago

Coronavirus: Everything we know about the Auckland cases of community transmission

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, there are a lot of rumours swirling about the confirmed cases of community transmission - we've rounded up everything we know about the four people who have tested positive.
Hit the link below to read more.

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39 days ago

Long waits for Covid-19 testing

Josephine Franks Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, anyone with coronavirus symptoms is advised to get tested, but expect long queues at the pop-up testing centres. For more information on where to get tested, see the link below.

39 days ago

COVID-19 Update

Miriam Corban Retirement Village

We will be closing our Auckland villages to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community and the move to Alert Level 3.

39 days ago

Important government updates for Auckland residents

Neighbourly.co.nz

Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020

It will remain at Alert Level 3 for at least 3 days. This will give the government time to assess the situation and gather information, including contact tracing, so we can find out more about how the case arose.
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Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020

It will remain at Alert Level 3 for at least 3 days. This will give the government time to assess the situation and gather information, including contact tracing, so we can find out more about how the case arose.

Key information:
• At present, Alert Level 3 remains in place until midnight Friday 14 August.
• It is highly recommended that you wear a mask if you are out and about.
• Under Alert Level 3, you are encouraged work from home if you can.
• If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
• If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
• Only use public transport if essential. Register your AT Hop card for contact tracing should it be required - www.at.govt.nz....
• The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.
• All aged care facilities will close their doors to everyone but staff from noon today.
• For real time news updates visit www.stuff.co.nz...

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41 days ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

40 days ago

Report illegal dumping

The Team from Auckland Council

If you see any dumped rubbish, call us at 0800 NODUMP (0800 663 867) to report it. Dumpers will be fined up to $30,000. Your waste is your responsibility.

For more info on how to dispose of unwanted items, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
Find out more

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41 days ago

Project to turn Auckland's empty roof space into gardens gets off the ground

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Auckland Stuff

A not-for-profit initiative to turn the empty roofs of Auckland high rises into community gardens has begun.
The project, called Kai in the Sky, is the brainchild of 24-year-old Becky Umbers. Staff from local hospitality businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic, will tend to the … View more
A not-for-profit initiative to turn the empty roofs of Auckland high rises into community gardens has begun.
The project, called Kai in the Sky, is the brainchild of 24-year-old Becky Umbers. Staff from local hospitality businesses, which are struggling because of the pandemic, will tend to the gardens and use the produce grown there for free. Would you tend to and use a roof top garden if they were open to the community?

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40 days ago

Weather Warning: Heavy rain and storms to hit Auckland

Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Northland, with heavy rain watches in place for Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Strong wind warnings were also issued in all three locations. NIWA is warning that rain and thunderstorms will build by early afternoon, moving across the Auckland … View moreMetService has issued a heavy rain warning for Northland, with heavy rain watches in place for Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Strong wind warnings were also issued in all three locations. NIWA is warning that rain and thunderstorms will build by early afternoon, moving across the Auckland region. This could impact traffic and commutes.

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41 days ago

There’s lots of ways to support people with cancer this Daffodil Day

Cancer Society

As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a differenceView more
As the Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day approaches you can choose to give in many more ways than ever before.

This year especially, we wanted to make it easier to donate to our street appeal for those that won’t be out and about or aren’t carrying cash. Every dollar makes a difference in helping provide free support for people with cancer and their whānau.”

The newest way to donate is with the Cancer Society’s digital experience called ‘My Daffodil’. This can be found at www.daffodilday.org.nz. You can also donate via a QR code that will be displayed on daffodils during the street appeal on Friday 28 August.

Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!
Donate now

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41 days ago

Experience the difference

Miriam Corban Retirement Village

Our guide gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle that a Ryman village offers. As well as guiding you through the retirement living and care options available.

Receive your free Experience the Difference guide.

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