58 days ago

self isolation and a PET WARNING

Alison (elle) from Broomfield - Hei Hei

It's good to see people adhering to the rules regarding self isolation, but a heads up to all dog owners when walking you dog. Don't forget your dog is also at risk from contact with other dogs or people, the virus can stick to their fur where it can stay viable for up to three days, transfer to humans and so infect it's owners. You can minimise this risk by keeping your dog away from other dogs, people and droppings, if other dogs are running free in the reserve or park, leash your dog until you are well away and it is safe to let them off. Don't allow people to pat your dog (or cat) and don't touch other people's pets. Pick up your dog poo to protect others and avoid other dog's poo. If you think your dog has been exposed bath him/her in soapy water when you get home and shower yourself and put your clothes in the washing machine. I know it seems extreme but this virus is a serious risk to lives so extra caution is recommended.

Some dogs can become carriers and this is heart- breaking for any owner so protect your best buddy and don't forget puss too. Stay safe everyone and don't forget your buddies.

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9 hours ago

Will you be visiting New Brighton's new hot pools?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.

The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.

By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.

Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.

* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.

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3 days ago

Courier delivery times rediculous ARAMEX

Kay from Papanui

3 weeks and counting from Christchurch to rural Rangiora ARAMEX anyone else having delivery issues!!! More than 3 weeks from Auckland to Hornby still not arrived, No humans on the phones anymore. Service with a smile is running thin, 😡😡😡 We are busy and doing our best is their reply. NOT GOOD ENOUGH when trying to run an online business, So many unemployed, jobs must be going at ARAMEX surely. Clearly can’t handle their work load.

13 hours ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 92.5% Yes, they're OK.
    92.5% Complete
  • 4.6% I'm not sure.
    4.6% Complete
  • 2.9% No, they're not OK.
    2.9% Complete
1141 votes