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20 days ago

Covid-19: Pockets of rural North Canterbury still lagging in vaccination rates

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The vaccine roll-out is continuing to lag in pockets of rural North Canterbury.

Ministry of Health data shows Ashley Gorge in the Waimakariri district now has the Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) slowest uptake with 79.3 per cent of eligible residents having received their first dose.

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The vaccine roll-out is continuing to lag in pockets of rural North Canterbury.

Ministry of Health data shows Ashley Gorge in the Waimakariri district now has the Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) slowest uptake with 79.3 per cent of eligible residents having received their first dose.

Seven out of 10 of the lowest first-dose vaccinated areas in the CDHB were in North Canterbury, including Pegasus Bay on 80.85 per cent of the eligible population, and Ashley Forest on 81.77 per cent.

Waitaha Primary Health chief executive Bill Eschenbach said there were “pockets of concern” in the Waimakariri district, but they were doing everything they could to reach them.

The Canterbury based primary health organisation uses a multi-faceted whānau ora approach to support people in rural communities, from Cheviot to south Ashburton, who find it harder to access healthcare.

Eschenbach said there were several reasons why some areas were behind, including farmers being too busy to get jabbed, but they were working to deliver vaccines in areas of concern.

“We are on the hard yards now, and we’ve got to think of every opportunity we have to vaccinate.”

This week the CDHB owned JabberWaka mobile vaccination motorhome would hit North Canterbury hot spots, Eschenbach confirmed, in an effort to take vaccinations to the community.

North Canterbury Federated Farmers president Caroline Amyes said distance to vaccination clinics had been an issue at a busy time of year with some farmers having to travel a two-hour round trip in order to get the jab.

“There’s been some complacency... It can be easy to say ‘we’ll do it next week’.”

Waimakariri district mayor Dan Gordon said the council had been encouraging vaccination through social and print media. “And I’ve been very public about getting my two doses.”

Gordon encouraged everyone who can to get vaccinated, saying he fully supported the vaccination.

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said it was “great” to see Canterbury catching up on vaccination rates after a slow start, but he wanted the CDHB to put measures in place to keep the momentum going.

He also wanted the CDHB to work with local education providers to get vaccinated by the end of the school year.

“Not everyone will have the time or resources to get to a vaccination clinic so allowing people to book a mobile vaccination over the phone or online could help rates to rise.”

Elsewhere in Canterbury, 10 suburbs with more than 500 people, now have 90 per cent of their eligible population fully vaccinated.

PHOTO: Waimakariri district mayor Dan Gordon getting his vaccination at the JabberWaka in Kaiapoi. The mobile home will be back out in North Canterbury to help increase vaccine rates.

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20 days ago

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20 days ago

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21 days ago

Considering retiring or downsizing? Why you need to get your will sorted now.

Public Trust

"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to … View more"These life changes can have a big impact on your assets, your savings, and your personal belongings, which is why it's important to create or update your will." Bronwyn Cameron Principal Trustee in Christchurch had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently about why it’s essential to create a will when you're planning to retire or downsize. Check out the article in the link below.

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21 days ago

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21 days ago

Bouncy castle water park

Ian from Kaiapoi

When I heard a bouncy castle water park was going to be put in Lake Courtney I thought it was just a wind up. Today I saw the containers full of equipment have arrived. I've found previous news articles saying submissions and voting was completed. This will be an ultimate fail and probably … View moreWhen I heard a bouncy castle water park was going to be put in Lake Courtney I thought it was just a wind up. Today I saw the containers full of equipment have arrived. I've found previous news articles saying submissions and voting was completed. This will be an ultimate fail and probably cost us our future aqua parks. (which are an amazing vision) Lake Courtney is a Swan and Duck pond with very little flow of water. Articles say water testing was done for e coli? Probably the sample was from the top of the water not including the silt. What about the parasite that causes Duck Itch in humans. (It is a real thing google it) I've fished in the lake and caught a couple of eels but I wouldn't walk or swim in the lake. Imagine the water quality after a few thousand people have been walking in and stirring up all the bird shit. I'm not against fun I just think the position is wrong. Maybe in Kaiapoi river near the bridge, at least the water has some flow and will be clearer.

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

Vaccination Passes are available now

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet … View more
Kiwis are now able to download their Covid vaccination certificate, called 'My Vaccine Pass'.

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can request a pass by visiting mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478. The vaccine pass can be downloaded as an image on your phone, added to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, or printed out as a hard copy.

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins has asked people to be patient and request their passes over the next few days, as the website has already seen an overwhelming demand since it was launched this morning.

Passes will not be required to access essential businesses such as schools, supermarkets, or pharmacies, but more details on how they will be implemented are expected to be outlined in the press conference at 1pm today.

What you need to know:

• You can request a vaccine pass at mycovidrecord.nz or by calling 0800 222 478.
• If you don't receive an email with your pass within 24 hours, email the My Covid Record team on help@mycovidrecord.min.health.nz or call 0800 222 478. Check your spam folder first.
• The pass will be required later this year to enter some businesses and venues.
• There are separate passes you can request for domestic use and international travel.

Read more here.

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22 days ago

It's not too late...

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This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be … View more
...to nominate a spot in your community needing a splash of colour!

This is the LAST WEEK to make your Resene Colour Your Community nomination so make sure you take a few minutes to share a few words about an organisation, business or community project that needs a bit of a refresh. It could be for a park bench that's seen better days, a building that's wilting, a children's playground that lost its shine or a wall that's a bit of a bore.

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There'll be five winners announced later this month - plus you'll be invited to vote for the People's Choice Award.
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25 days ago

Biz-Boost Competition

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Hi Neighbour,

Nearing the end of the year is a great time to update your digital tools and sort out your business accounting.

But how good would it be to win it all for free!

Digital Boost has two prize packs up for grabs provided by Microsoft* and MYOB* in our Biz-Boost competition.

Entering … View more
Hi Neighbour,

Nearing the end of the year is a great time to update your digital tools and sort out your business accounting.

But how good would it be to win it all for free!

Digital Boost has two prize packs up for grabs provided by Microsoft* and MYOB* in our Biz-Boost competition.

Entering the draw couldn't be easier - just sign in to Digital Boost for free and you’re in with a chance to win one of two Biz-Boost prize packs to boost your business.

If you are already signed up to Digital Boost you can enter too! Simply login to Digital Boost and grow your learning by watching a new How To video between 10th - 30th November, and you're in to win!

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24 days ago

The importance of creating a will when you have a blended family.

Public Trust

"It's essential that when you're in a blended family, you have a well-written will that takes your relationship and children of each parent into account and that you have considered all the other important aspects like assets and property" David Dunlevey Principal Trustee in … View more"It's essential that when you're in a blended family, you have a well-written will that takes your relationship and children of each parent into account and that you have considered all the other important aspects like assets and property" David Dunlevey Principal Trustee in Invercargill had a chat with Stuff.co.nz on the importance of wills when you have a blended family as part of our Later Life campaign. Check out the article in the link below.

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24 days ago

Christmas SALES now on!

The Team from Mags4Gifts

Hi neighbours,

Turn the 12 days of Christmas into 12 months of Christmas when buying a magazine subscription for your loved one this holiday season. We're slashing prices by up to 33% off on Kiwis' favourite magazines including the NZ Gardener, NZ House & Garden and the TV Guide.
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24 days ago

Changing Seasons!

Climate Insights - Canterbury & West Coast

Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling … View more
Hi Neighbours,
As we approach summer we are reminded of the change we are seeing in our New Zealand seasons.

We can all recall the images of the impacts of extreme recent rains in urban Auckland and rural Canterbury. As summer temperatures warm and the season gets longer and longer, the cooling degree day analysis and heatwave days can help you to prepare for such events.

Climate Insights has added two new variables to its Residential Property Climate Risk Report: tropical cyclone and tsunami risk. Information is knowledge. A Climate Insights property report on your residential property also includes tips on what can be done to improve the resilience of your property and householders to emerging weather and climate risks. It only takes minutes to generate a report for any address.

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