42 days ago

Poll: Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The change - down from 80kmh - is one of several suggested by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
But Hamilton Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor said it seems "close to failing the common sense test".
Read more here. Do you think the Avalon Drive bypass should have a 60kmh speed limit?

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Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?
  • 14.6% Yes, it would be safer.
    14.6% Complete
  • 80.3% No, it's meant to help people get through the city quicker.
    80.3% Complete
  • 5.1% Not sure, I need more information.
    5.1% Complete
137 votes
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24 minutes 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 hour ago

Hamilton testing station overwhelmed

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

A rush on Hamilton’s Covid-19 swabbing centre means people are facing waits of up to five hours.

“Due to high demand and long wait times the assessment centre is currently not accepting any more patrons,” an 11.41am update shared by Hamilton City Council said.

Current wait times were four to five hours, it said.

Read more here.

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2 hours ago

COVID-19 Update

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.