55 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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1 hour ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.

Our new weekly newsletter Quick Charge makes it easy to be informed and entertained, bringing you all of the biggest EV news, as well as regular updates on our various long-term tests and other bits and pieces that have caught our eye.

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14 hours ago

Get decorating and save with the Resene Save the GST Value sale!

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Now's a great time to get decorating and Save the GST value (15% off the full retail price) on Resene Premium Paints, Wood Stains, Primers, Sealers, Wallpaper, Decorating Accessories and Cleaning Products!

Plus if you're a Resene DIY Cardholder get an extra 5% off! If you don't have a card, you can sign up free online, www.resene.co.nz/diycard, or while you are in store.

Offer available at Resene owned ColorShops and participating resellers until 1 February 2022.
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1 day ago

Tsunami Activity - Stay Safe Everyone

Rhonda Neighbourly Lead from Hastings Central

NATIONAL ADVISORY: TSUNAMI ACTIVITY – EXPECT STRONG AND UNUSUAL CURRENTS AND UNPREDICTABLE SURGES AT THE SHORE
Issued 8.14pm, 15 January 2022
We expect New Zealand coastal areas on the north and east coast of the North Island and the Chatham Islands to experience strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore following a large volcanic eruption at Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'pai in Tonga.
Strong currents and surges can injure and drown people. There is a danger to swimmers, surfers, people fishing, small boats and anyone in or near the water close to shore.
People in or near the sea should move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries until at least 04:00am NZDT Sunday 16 January 2022.
STAY OFF THE BEACHES AND SHORE AREAS
There is no need to evacuate other areas unless directly advised by local civil defence authorities.
Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas near the shore) is not expected as a result of this event.
We are advising people to:
▪️Move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries.
▪️Do not go to the coast to watch the unusual wave activity as there may be dangerous and unpredictable surges.
▪️Listen to local civil defence authorities and follow any instructions.
▪️Share this information with family, neighbours and friends.
Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges will continue for several hours and the threat must be regarded as real until this Advisory is cancelled.
This National Advisory has been issued following advice from GNS Science. This is the largest eruption from Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'pai Volcano so far, and the eruption is ongoing. The situation may change as new information becomes available.
Listen to the radio or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz...