52 days ago

Zero consequences for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules ?

Sam Neighbourly Lead from Matakatia - Tindalls Beach

Drive 51km/h on a 50km/h road and you get fined $30.

Head to the gym when you've got COVID-19, don't self isolate when you're being tested or sick, risk the country's economy, peoples jobs, and possibly infecting and killing many others in a pandemic, and you get a slap on the wrist (actually no as physical violence is illegal, thus you get a free pass).

This also applies to the 30+ boats / catamarans / yachts & kayakers I keep seeing heading out and into Gulf Harbour marina on a Level 3 lockdown.

What's stopping you or I from ignoring the rules if we're sick or suspecting to be sick, and go out to have fun or do what we do, if there are no consequences at all? Lockdowns are NOT a deterrent for those who negligently break the rules. Or can we start using this excuse when we drive intoxicated?

If the PM will not answer the question (when she very well should), then maybe the Chief of Police should go live on TV and give us a proper answer as to what consequences, if any, there are for those who break a rule far serious than a 1km/h over-speed.

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

2 days ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?

9 hours ago

Every Signature Counts

The Team from Cancer Society Auckland

Reducing the number of shops able to sell tobacco is part of the Government’s world-leading draft Smokefree plan.

Show your support by signing our petition here.
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