120 days ago

What you need to know about masks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
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.

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1 day ago

Butter Back On Menu

Michael from Trentham

At least in Upper Hutt, lovers of pure butter can resist resisting buying butter because it has expanded in price beyond their budget.

PaknSave, Upper Hutt this week and for the last two weeks has been selling one brand of 500g pure butter for $4.99 and another brand at $5.02.

With butter unlike some other dairy products, the brand seems to make little or no difference to me with taste and longevity than the more expensive brands.

I am temporarily at least, out of the market for semi-soft 500g pure butter because PaknSave, UH is selling them for over $10 and no doubt at other supermarkets even dearer.

Whilst on the subject of dairy - yesterday bought a 1kg block of cheese for under $10 from the same PaknSave.

4 hours ago

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