Following several burglaries and car thefts in Nelson and Motueka, Nelson Bays Police are reminding people to be vigilant and secure their properties and valuables.
In most cases, offenders have broken into homes and vehicles that have been left unlocked. Police investigations into the incidents are ongoing and one person has been charged.
- Parking your vehicle in well-lit areas.
- Not leaving valuables or documents with personal information in your vehicle.
- Disabling boats or vehicles so they cannot be moved or towed away.
- Locking all doors and windows.
- Recording the serial numbers of expensive items and photograph these
- Installing an alarm system.
- Keeping hedges or plants around windows and doors well trimmed as burglars can keep well hidden in overgrowth.
The public can get further advice from Police by contact the Police non-emergency line 105.
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From 6am tomorrow morning, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for the next seven days.
More details available at www.covid19.govt.nz....
**UPDATED:** 1.22pm Sunday 28 February
The Prime Minister and the Director-General of Health are currently providing an update to media in the Beehive.
Ardern has confirmed that health authorities have found a possible person to person link for how Case M and N picked up Covid-19. This could eliminate concern that there are other chains of transmission to identify.
Ashley Bloomfield asked people to keep an eye out for atypical symptoms
"This new variant of the virus, the B117, does seem to be presenting with symptoms that are not the typical respiratory symptoms," he said.
If you have muscle aches, do consider this might be a Covid-19 symptom.
Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 2 until at least 6 March.
Here's what you need to know:
- Case M, the latest Covid-19 case, is a 21-year-old male, the older sibling of a Papatoetoe High School student.
- If you have symptoms of concern, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
- Essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open.
- Customer-facing businesses will need to move to non-contact methods of payment and collection.
- See the full list of guidelines under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2
- Keep up-to-date with the latest by following the Stuff live blog
Neighbourly will be updating this message as further information comes to hand.