61 days ago

Why doesn't Jacinda close our borders because of the coronavirus? Donald Trump has.

Vernon Neighbourly Lead from Whanganui

As at about (1/02/2020) 1100 NZ time today, Trump has exercised powers, taking effect 0500 2 February American time, to
1...Stop all non Americans who have been in China in the last 14 days from entering America.
2...Americans who have in the last 14 days been in the province where the virus started will undergo a process and be placed in quarantine for 14 days
3...Americans who have in the last 14 days been in China, will undergo a process and then have to undergo voluntary quarantine for 14 Days.

If Trump can provide this level of protection for American citizens, why doesn't our Government provide the similar protection for us?

The only actions i am aware of them taking to protect us is to paste up small notices about the virus at the airports and produce the pieces of paper to be passed out to incoming tourists asking them to "ring this number if you feel unwell.

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1 hour ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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6 days ago

The Good Neighbour

Jane Matthews Reporter from Taranaki Daily News

Do you know anyone that's doing good like the Grays and Ridlands? We’re hoping to run a daily series of people offering a helping hand in the Taranaki community during the coronavirus lockdown.

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2 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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