59 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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More messages from your neighbours
13 days ago

A PLEA ON BEHALF OF ALL ANIMALS

Jane from Putaruru

The weather is very hot. The forecast is that it could be like this for the next three months. I would like to ask everyone with animals to provide shade and water at all times. It breaks my heart, when out & about, to see cows in paddocks, that provide no relief from the heat. Those cows are providing you with a living. Treat them with the concern they deserve please. Personally, I think MPI should make it mandatory for farmers to provide shade for their animals. ALL tethered animals should have water & shelter provided at ALL times.
Picture attached of many cows in the heat and only one tree for shade.
I hope my plea will make a difference, where needed.

Jan 15th. It's interesting to note that of the 18 "Thanks" received so far, all are from females! Surely there must be SOME guys out there willing to stand up for animals?

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7 hours ago

Do you have a great eggplant recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for eggplant recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before January 30, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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4 days 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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