All regions in New Zealand, except for the Auckland region, will move to Alert Level 2 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020
• Keep your distance from other people in public.
• Wash your hands.
• Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
• Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
wear a mask if you can.
• If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
• If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
• If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
• All aged care facilities will close their doors to everyone but staff from noon today.
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Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.
An 18-month delay in diagnosing Queenstown man Jeremy MacGillivray with bowel cancer may cost him his life.
Now the 41-year-old is fighting for more time with wife Ayako, son Chris, 8, and daughter Nicola, 5.
“I’ve got a bad outlook but I’m going to squeeze every day I can. To do that I have to put up this fight,” he said.
Read Jeremy's full story here.
With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.
Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!