99 days ago

Greenhithe pub patrons urged to get Covid-19 test

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Staff and patrons of The Malt pub in Greenhithe are being tested for Covid-19 following a visit from a person who later tested positive for the virus.

Auckland’s Regional Public Health Service has asked those who were at the pub, including staff, between 7.30pm and 10 pm on Friday, October 16, to self-isolate and get a test. A pop-up community testing centre will be available from Thursday.

The Malt patron who was at the pub on Friday is one of two colleagues of an Auckland port worker with Covid-19.

Did you visit the pub on Friday night? Email me at caroline.williams@stuff.co.nz

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Summer Rugby Family Festival

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Join the Blues whanau and their southern rivals, the Crusaders, for a (re)re-match at NZ’s first dedicated summer rugby festival.

Experience kids zones, live local music, food trucks, garden bar, marketplace and much more, whilst all supporting our local community. Kids are free with a paying GA adult ticket $20.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to children’s charities; I Have a Dream Charitable Trust and KidsCan. Secure your tickets today – available now from ticketmaster.co.nz.
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1 day ago

We Say, You Say: Beach Safety

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Auckland,

Do you know how to spot a rip?

A study conducted by Surf Lifesaving New Zealand at Muriwai Beach found that 78 per cent of beach goers could not identify a rip current.

One geomorphologist involved in the study spotted a "well-established" rip offshore and asked individuals at the beach to point it out.

The vast majority could not do so.

According to SLSNZ, around 80 per cent of rescues made were from people getting stuck in rips. They say that the easiest way to identify them is to spot calm strips of water that are flanked by breaking waves.

“They commonly occur in deeper channels that are cut between sandbars, which means waves don’t break as much in the rip current – this means that beachgoers often mistake them as the safest areas to swim because the water looks so calm when compared to the breaking waves either side.”

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6 days ago

Samsung S10.

Kerry from Glenfield

Hi all. I have a problem with my phone. It has stopped downloading pictures in my Gmail accounts. I can't find how to fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you