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What happened to Neighbourly?

Rachelle from Hoon Hay

It's changed from a supportive platform to an advertising one instead. I just had a quick look and more than half the posts were either from Stuff asking for opinions or business advertisements. At the rate this is going I'll be leaving, I already get a mailbox full of advertising, don't need it here as well.

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Coronavirus cases highly likely to arrive in NZ , health officials say as they seek extra quarantine powers

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

There is a high chance that the deadly coronavirus will make it to New Zealand, health officials say, but that doesn't mean you should panic.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley BloomfieldBloomfield said cases in New Zealand of the new outbreak, which has killed 56 people and infected thousands overseas, were likely.

Hospitals ICU units were already stepping up in preparation for the possibility of severely ill people with the virus. This was because while the virus was unlikely to kill anyone in New Zealand, figures out of China show about one-in-five people who were infected became severely ill.

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