Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.
You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.
The Government has announced $12b of infrastructure projects today. In our region this includes the Melling interchange, Ōtaki to Levin highway, a Hutt Valley maternity upgrade, repairing leaky pipes at Wellington Hospital, an acute mental health facility in Hutt Valley and investment in Wellington's rail network. Which project are you pleased to see included?
I am gathering unwanted books to gift to the womens prison.
Pleasd contact me if you have any books you no longer want
Our operations team have been hard at work resolving cross-connections in the network. As a result of this work, we are seeing an improvement in the water quality in Owhiro Bay.
We are continuing with our routine sampling, and are looking at when it is appropriate to take down the warning signs. For now, they are still in place. We will confirm when signage comes down.