40 days ago

Catching public transport under Alert Level 2

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Remember now that we are in Alert Level 2, the rules have changed a bit.
Here’s what you need to know:
◼️ Face coverings are legally required for everyone 12 years and older.
◼️ Standing isn't allowed on services. Staff won't allow people onto services if they don't believe space is available, so plan ahead and be patient with operators.
◼️ Check in as soon as you board the service.
◼️ Stay home if you're sick. Sitting directly next to someone is allowed. Be mindful that drivers may not stop to collect passengers if all seats are occupied. Dedicated school bus services are exempt from the no standing requirement.

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More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Team Of 400,000

Michael from Trentham

Around 400,000 eligible people living in NZ still need their first Covid vaccination jab.

That is a lot of high risk takers for spreading and contracting the disease.

One Pfizer jab is insufficient. One way of describing it, is: one jab gives up to 57% protection whereas two jabs gives up to 95% protection.

The full vaccination of two Pfizer jabs is mandatory for all workers in MIQ facilities, ports and airports. It is now mandatory for another grouping of workers with the first vaccination inserted by November 15 and these are: all educational teachers and school staff, healthcare workers and staff.

Listened to a seemingly educated middle aged English woman on ZB this morning who said that in NZ there is so much over concern and anxiety with Covid 19 whereas in England no one is very concerned and just go about their normal lives.
Well so much for concern. In the UK 8.4 million have been infected (England 7.1 million) and 139,000 deaths (England 121,000). Concerned NZ: 4,900 and 28.

4 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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2 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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