57 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.

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6 minutes ago

Cockroaches and sparking power points: One woman's decade-long fight with EQC

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A bucket lies ready for the next downpour of water and cockroaches.

Black mould emanates in every joint of kitchen vinyl flooring, while light switches and power points spark dangerously throughout the house when it rains.

It’s a living hell, but one Lisa Kelly has endured for a decade since the February 2011 earthquake. The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says while repairs to the whole roof may have been needed, only a small portion was exacerbated directly by the earthquake, and any quake-related damage had been addressed.

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2 days ago

KN95 Protective Masks

Dianne from Rangiora

These masks are recommended by all the experts. I purchased two from our local pharmacy on Friday. Made in China.The warning on the back reads;- 1. The mask does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection. 2. Improper use may lead to illness or even death. 3. Some materials in direct contact with skin may cause allergic reactions or even anaphylaxis in sensitive individuals. 4. for adults only. Do not wash. Whaaaat?

3 days ago

Raspberry plants for sale - $15, $10 each.

Richard from Rangiora

Raspberry plants for sale - $15, $10 each.

All have been transplanted from existing Clutha, Heritage and Lewis plants.

The parent plants have been producing top quality raspberries for several years.

NOTE: A $50 spend will get you $55 worth of raspberries.

I also have some tomato plants going cheap.

Message me with your phone number to work out a pickup time - Rangiora pickup.

Concerned about growing Raspberries?
If you are concerned re how to grow raspberries and contain the roots,
read the attached doc - or ask for one on pickup.