Teresa Reynolds is the proud owner of Meowmeow.
"Meowmeow of Wainuiomata. She loves to be in on the action."
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Did you know over a quarter of us who now call Aotearoa New Zealand home were born overseas? We have one of the highest populations of people born outside NZ in the OECD and collectively we speak more than 160 different languages.
We want to understand what you think about Aotearoa New Zealand’s increasing multicultural society and the benefits and challenges that it brings and to say thanks for completing the survey, you can go in the draw to win a share of prizes. T&Cs apply.
With the new school year starting next week we all have a part to play to keep our tamariki safe on their way to and from school.
Slow down around schools and be alert and ready for the sometimes-unpredictable actions of young children.
When leaving your driveway drive out forwards if possible – if you must back, take extra care as children may be walking or scooting along the footpath (perhaps even give a toot as a warning).
Watch out and be prepared to stop at crossings – some of these are controlled by school patrols.
Stop and park legally and away from the school gate – it is illegal to stop or park on broken yellow lines.
If you are driving your children to school make sure your child is in a child restraint and it is correctly fitted.
For more information about child restraints check out https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/what-waka-kotahi-is-doing/education-initiatives/child-restraints/
Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
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Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that fits well won’t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
“If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.”
People with beards can use a mask fitter or brace to help the mask fit tightly over their face.
When wearing a disposable mask, the coloured side – usually blue – goes on the outside, and the edge with a piece of wire, or something similar, in it goes over your nose. The coloured side is water-resistant, while the white side is more absorbent and will suck up droplets and aerosols produced by the wearer.