Residents in the central Auckland suburb of Ellerslie are facing regular mail thefts and vandalism of their mailboxes.
Thefts have left locals with damaged, broken-into mailboxes, with the first incident dating back as far as two years ago. Cases have been on the rise ever since.
Police confirmed the rise of mail theft not only in Ellerslie, but throughout the city.
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The regions which will be moving into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at Red on Friday have been announced.
Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will all move to Red. The rest of the North Island and all of the South Island will move into Orange. These settings will next be reviewed on 13 December.
The existing Auckland boundary will remain in place until 17 January, and no new travel restrictions will be put in place. Vaccine passes will also come into force with the traffic light system.
Find out more about the new traffic light settings by region on this interactive map.