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.
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.
Hey Waikato👋 The annual Red Cross Book Fair that was set to take place on the first weekend of September at the Te Rapa Racecourse, will now be taking place on the 5-7 March next year.
In the meantime, we are looking to host a Pop-Up Bookfair in November - more details to be posted here in the coming weeks.
We are still taking book donations during this time up until the event. If you’re planning on a spring clean once the winter blues are over, you can donate your books that are gathering dust by dropping them off to our Hamilton Service Centre on Te Rapa Road.
We look forward to seeing all your wonderful faces and in the meantime keep an eye on our social channels for more updates. 📚
To cure the end of winter blues, we recommend taking some time out for yourself, whether it be 15 minutes or a whole afternoon, to look after you and your skin.
Perfect for this task is our Epiology® Advanced Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. It’s a luxurious facial mask designed to rescue and restore skin troubled by acne, maintain a youthful appearance, and protect against the effects of the sun and environmental free radicals.
What gives it these superpowers? The Recovery Mask combines the benefits of our patented active ingredient, IDP®, hyaluronic acid and glycerine to help your skin retain moisture and remain smooth and soft.
We love talking about IDP®, and for good reason. It’s a natural bioactive protein isolated from fresh, pasteurised milk, and acts as a powerful defensive shield against infection. IDP® penetrates deep into the pores of stubborn spots to prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin nourished and clear.
You may have heard of hyaluronic acid before, but did you know that it is naturally produced by your body, and works to keep your skin soft and moisturised? However, the natural aging process, exposure to UV light and pollution can reduce your levels of hyaluronic acid. This can cause skin to dry out, and increase the number of wrinkles and fine lines (which we all want to avoid!), so by using a product with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient you can ensure your skin gets all its benefits.
The other hero ingredient in the Recovery Mask is glycerine. Glycerine is a natural component of healthy skin, and works to hydrate the skin to make it smooth, nourished and soft. It does this by pulling water into the outer layer of your skin from the deeper dermal layers and the air, essentially trapping the moisture to keep it hydrated.
Some days, your skin just needs that something extra, and that’s when the Recovery Mask works well in conjunction with Epiology’s three step system. Once you’ve used the Anti-Acne Foaming Cleanser, give your skin that extra boost by applying the mask to restore and rejuvenate, before applying our Advanced Anti-Acne Cream (and Extra Strength Spot Gel if needed!).