Update: Whangārei residents are now on water restrictions after the council asked everyone to reduce their water use by 20%, just as more Far North towns are restricted to essential water use only. Here are my tips for saving water, what are yours?
Having read the paper (online version) it looks like the dreaded virus has actually made it to Whangarei: Stuff reports that two people in the hospital in Whangarei have it.
More reason to be careful and stay away from people or places where it might spread because lots of people touch it. Best of luck everyone.
Given the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, all teaching and delivery of Awanuiārangi programmes will be suspended for four weeks until Thursday 23 April. All campuses will be closed for this period.
From next week, our Management Team will regroup online to find the best way forward for online delivery. We will keep staff and students updated on this and whether timeframes need to change.
We urge students to please stay enrolled. Studylink payments of allowances and loans will continue as normal.
Follow our facebook page and visit our COVID-19 webpage to keep updated.
Ngā manaakitanga, keep safe
In her column this morning, Mayor Sheryl Mai writes about how to foster a "care-mongering" community from within our isolation bubbles.
"Neighbours are checking in on neighbours (via phone, email, online or over the fence), and phone trees are being set up to keep everyone safe. It’s a beautiful thing, and it’s a shared experience we will never forget. We are resourceful, kind, practical, caring and supportive."
What are your care-mongering tips? See more in the link: