295 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman Bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

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8 hours ago

Have you got New Zealand's best shed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Once again, Resene and NZ Gardener are on the hunt for the country's best shed! Send in the photos and stories behind your man caves, she sheds, clever storage spaces, cute chicken coops and potty potting sheds. The Resene Shed of the Year 2022 winners will receive prizes worth more than $2200. Just tell us in writing why your garden shed is New Zealand's best, and send up to five high-quality photos. Email to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz. Entries close Feb 27, 2022.

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1 day ago

Countdown pricing

Sharon from Leamington

Went to countdown other night, there was 5 shelves prepackaged lamb steaks with no pricing on
Checked with an assistant who scanned pricing for me
The packs were all priced $12
Issue was no procing and all the packs were 270g
That works out to ve nearly $50 a kilo for those whi have brought and not realised
Seems to be a deliberate action to rip off
Not sure what consumer would think

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1 day ago

What's On: Waikato Tramping Club

Selwyn from Fitzroy

Discover the great outdoors, get fit, make friends, learn bushcraft skills. Join us on our tramps www.wtc.org.nz. Monthly meetings 1st Wednesday, St Stephens Hall Ohaupo Road, 7.30 pm.
Waikato Tramping Club
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