108 days ago

Auckland Zoo's elephants to remain in NZ for longer due to Covid-19

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Auckland Zoo’s resident elephants, who were due to be moved to Australia this Spring, will stay in Auckland until 2022 due to Covid-19.

The zoo announced its decision to re-home the elephants in November 2020, saying it had been made to give them the “family herd” they needed for their long-term well being.

Auckland Zoo said the bursting of the trans-Tasman bubble and the Covid-19 lockdowns, meant the “complicated” moves couldn’t progress as planned.

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More messages from your neighbours
6 days ago

Free fitness in Auckland Domain...

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get bored).

Here's what you need to know:
- it's FREE! (Froot Camp = Free Bootcamp!)
- we train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 9am Saturday
- we meet at the back of the Museum
- all fitness levels are welcome
- all you need to bring is a good attitude and your water bottle

Questions? Ask below!

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1 hour ago

What's On: Auckland Live - Pride Weekend

Luke from Auckland Central

Get ready for Auckland Pride Festival’s annual epic takeover of Aotea Square! Part of Auckland Live's Summer in the Square - see Auckland Live's website for more details.
Auckland Live - Pride Weekend
  • Aotea Square
3 days ago

Man fails roadside breathalyser test after using hand sanitiser

Melanie Earley Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, an Auckland man was “shocked” to learn he had failed a breathalyser test due to using hand sanitiser before being pulled over.

Ben Shivas had been driving home from work on Thursday evening when he arrived at a police checkpoint in Herne Bay.

Shivas, 26, was surprised to learn he had failed the roadside test despite not having drunk any alcohol that day.

“It was a bit of a shock, but I knew it had to be an error,” he said. “The officer taking the test questioned me about the result, and when I told her I hadn’t had any alcohol she asked if I’d used hand sanitiser recently.”

Read the full story at the link below.

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