28 days ago

Your dog might be older (in human years) than you realise

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.

Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.

According to their findings, a one-year-old dog is similar to a 31-year-old human.

To read about the how to calculate our dog's age, click here

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3 hours ago

Calls for more Covid-19 testing in Rotorua after visit from positive case

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Rotorua MP Todd McClay has called on the Government to make Covid-19 tests available for everyone in the tourist town.

McClay made the call in the wake of news two members from a South Auckland family who tested positive for Covid-19 visited Rotorua last weekend.

The person visited a number a tourist facilities in Rotorua. The Ministry of Health is tracing these movements and working on locations visited by this person.

Covid-19 testing is currently available in Rotorua at the former Holmes Packaging site on Vaughan Road. It will operate as a drive-through facility and is open until 4pm on Wedneday for anyone with symptoms of Covid-19.

For more information on contact tracing and where to get tested in Rotorua, click here.

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3 hours ago

What moving to level 2 means for the rest of NZ

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.

Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.

Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.

Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.

In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.

For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.

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