31 days ago

Covid-19: Two cases in Christchurch, one may have been infectious in city for almost a fortnight

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

UPDATED 4.35pm: Two Covid-19 cases have been discovered in Christchurch, including one who could have been infectious in the community for just under two weeks, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health said it became aware of the two positive cases from the same household in Christchurch on Wednesday evening.

One had travelled from Auckland on October 15 and infected someone they live with. The pair, who are family members, are both unvaccinated.

Hipkins said the two cases had not been scanning QR codes regularly, but were being co-operative with health authorities.

Christchurch will stay in alert level 2 and there are no major exposure events linked to the cases.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield confirmed one of the cases was a truck driver who had driven around Christchurch and north of the city.

Thirteen locations of interest in Christchurch have been identified as of 4.35pm. Click here to see where they are.

More updates will be posted on Stuff as soon as they're available.

More messages from your neighbours
3 hours ago

Window Cleaning Special

Robert from Easy Clean Glass Solutions

Hi Neighbours

To celebrate the arrival of our new purewash window cleaning system we are doing special pricing on outside window cleans this week. Single story outside window cleans from just $40 and 2 story outside window cleans from just $60.

For a free quote email robert@easycleanglass.co.nz or phone 08003925326. You can also check us out at www.easycleanglass.co.nz...



2 days ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.

Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing reporters@press.co.nz

3 hours ago

Greater Hornby Residents Meeting today - Sunday 28 November at 2pm in the Hornby Rugby Clubrooms in Denton Park

Marc from Hornby

You are invited !! We want to hear from you, your views or you can simply listen it.

Today - Sunday 28 November is the last monthly meeting of the year as we plan for 2022 and what events and advocacy you want us to take up in 2022 for our Greater Hornby Community. 2pm in the Hornby Rugby Clubrooms at Denton Park.

Megan Woods our local MP will also be present to answer any questions you may have and we will get an update from the Wigram Lions on their work in the community.