112 days ago

New Year Honours: Grey Lynn physicist Shaun Hendy commended for Covid-19 response

Caroline Williams Reporter from Central Leader

A physicist who played a major role in the nation’s Covid-19 response has been appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours.

Grey Lynn resident Shaun Hendy used his expertise in the science of complex systems to map out how the virus could spread across the country under various scenarios.

His models revealed the severity of the threat and influenced the government’s decision to “go hard and go early” in its response.

“It has been a very difficult year, but in the end it has been very satisfying to have played a role in helping New Zealand get through this pandemic."

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1 day ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used your local community paper.

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2 hours ago

Upholstery for Sofa

Anthony from Green Bay

Does anyone know or does Upholstery for Sofas/Recliners?

We have 6 seater recliners but the top coating is peeling off though the recliners are in very good condition.

3 hours ago

Migrant Information sessions

Elizabeth Tuck from Citizens Advice Bureau New Lynn Branch

We are holding some information sessions on the first three Saturdays in May for migrants who may want tips on finding employment in New Zealand. We will be covering CV writing and cover letters, employment rights and changes to the immigration policy affecting essentials skill work visas along with tips on networking and Kiwi culture.
Join us for all or any of our sessions and enjoy a free lunch/afternoon tea with us. Please see the attached poster for more details or contact New Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau on 09 827 4731.

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