51 days ago

What's On: Ladies Night Squash

Megan from Thames

Ladies night Squash is on Monday's 5.30 -7pm at Thames Squash Club. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced players. All welcome.$5 for non members. Contact Megan 02102690992.
Ladies Night Squash
  • Thames Squash Club
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2 hours ago

Checkpoint in Kopu

Kelley Tantau Reporter from Hauraki Herald

Two cops stationed at the bottom of the Kopu-Hikuai hill around 1.30pm on Tuesday. Not a roadblock, but a checkpoint to ensure "vehicle compliance". PHOTO: KELLEY TANTAU/STUFF

8 days ago

Blatant disregard for staying off the water is risking lives

Denis from Thames

Waikato authorities are alarmed at the numbers of people flouting national direction by going out on the water in boats and other vessels.

Waikato Regional Council’s harbourmasters have reported seeing people in launches and yachts, some trailer boats and kayaks in waters off the region’s east and west coasts in recent days.

“Boat ramps remain open for the sole purpose of enabling commercial fishing vessels and boats like ours to go onto the water,” said Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne.

"They are not for recreational water users wanting to escape lockdown.”

Waikato Region Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Controller Julian Snowball said the reasons people can leave their home have been made repeatedly clear.

“Don’t go where you might need rescuing. We need to make sure our emergency services are available to help those in the greatest need.

“We’re not trying to be killjoys. What we are trying to do is save lives, and this blatant disregard for others is putting themselves and others at risk,” Mr Snowball said.

“Stay at home. Only leave if you’re accessing an essential service, working in one, or exercising.

15 hours ago

Practice good health habits

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

● Wash your hands.
● Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
● Respect self-isolation.

These are only some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your Neighbours safe!