In addition to the current bus services during COVID-19 level 4 lockdown, Metlink will run a Masterton town service on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for essential travel only (e.g. to the supermarket). This aligns with pension/benefit days.
The service will follow the usual town service routes (201, 202, 203 and 206) in a circuit starting from 9am at Church Street.
There will then be a return service starting at 11am following the same circuit.
Please note: This will run as an ‘on demand service’ to assist the local residents getting to the supermarket/pharmacy etc. and back. The return timings will be approximate due to the current queueing times.
Kia ora neighbours!
As we're back at Alert Level 2 until this Friday, the Cancer Society will be levelling up our contact-tracing and hygiene procedures again to keep everyone safe. You’re still welcome to come and see us, we’ll just be asking you a few questions at the door.
It’s important to remember that people with cancer or at high risk are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home. Please continue to attend cancer treatments and discuss any concerns with your treatment team.
Visit our website for more information or you can always give us a call on 0800 CANCER (226 237) for any extra support 💛
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.
Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.
Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.
In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.
For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.
The discovery of four Covid-19 cases outside of managed isolation on Tuesday has ended New Zealand's 102 day streak without community transmission. As a result, Auckland has returned to level 3, while the rest of New Zealand step back to level 2.
For those of us outside of Auckland, it means maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres, no more than 100 people at gatherings, and considering working from home if possible.
How have you reacted to the news? Are you now working from home? Are you wearing a face mask when you leave the house? And be honest, have you panic-bought toilet paper?
For the latest, click here.
Stay safe everyone and take care of each other.