49 days ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

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.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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1 day ago

Strange Object

Jean from Linwood

Did anyone notice a strange object in the sky last night? I have a habit, which I have had for years, of looking out the window before I close my curtains when I go to bed, and last night I noticed something in the sky, and I kept staring at it all the time because I was so fascinated as to what it was. From down here on earth, it looked like a little square-shaped object, with what looked like 4 tiny windows, with a light behind them – like you see in houses when people turn their lights on before they close the curtains. This object kept bouncing up and down at times, and several times I noticed flashing lights, like laser beams, so I called my husband, who was just getting ready for bed, and I said to him “you want to come and have a look at this”, and when the flash came again, I pointed it out to him. All this was going on around 12.15 a.m., and when I awoke at around 3.00 a.m. from a light sleep, I looked out the window again, and this time the object had moved from the right hand side of our house, and had moved across the sky, so that when I looked out it was now right in front of our house. It was really weird. I would love to know what it could have been.

9 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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6 hours ago

PICTURE FRAMES and signed paintings FOR SALE.

Derek and Maureen from Redwood

Many frames of assorted sizes and signed paintings for sale at the SALFORD AVENUE garage sale this Saturday 3rd Oct. From 8.30am to 2.30pm.