44 days ago

Tracking for COVID

Don from Parklands - Marshlands

edited post:

I thank those who have thanked my post re having a card with the necessary details ready to produce when needed.
If only the public queing up in Auckland, had a list of the necessary information on a prepared list it would help speed up the process. (They may have already been handed a form earlier on but I have not seen mention of that).

I was thanked by several yesterday by those who have to take the details of people entering premises such as libraries when instead of answering the details they could just enter them on the keyboard screen she had.
With my hearing difficulty I have found it is much easier to just present my card with the relevant details for whoever is taking down the details, People with 'obscure' spelt names, foreign accents, can do likewise and make the transfer of details so much easier and with: Name, phone, address, all entered neatly and less time transferring bugs. My friend g g suggested all on neighbourly might appreciate this, I did one for him by pasting the letters from his animal soup onto a small card so he didn't feel so excluded. Cheers all and try to humour up, rather than putting down.

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1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

1 hour ago

Elevated chlorine levels in drinking water due to council works

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Christchurch East,

Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.

Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two weeks ago. It was "stifling", she said.

Parklands resident Roger Smith said he and his wife both noticed a stronger taste and particular smell of chlorine in their domestic water over the past week.

Christchurch City Council was doing maintenance work at the pump station in Marshland, acting head of three waters and waste Adam Twose said.

This meant the water people received would come from pump stations that were being chlorinated, he said.

"If you live in or around Marshland, you may be able to taste or smell chlorine in your water – this is normal and safe."

The work is expected to be done by the end of October 2020.

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