**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.
An exhibition and silent auction of Valerie's paintings and artifacts. ALL PROCEEDS TO THE CANCER SOCIETY.
See poster for details of times etc. The opening night charge of $20 includes a drink and nibbles and a talk by Valerie on her journey around The Pacific with her doctor husband.
Jazz and his family are proud to be serving their customers and the local community!
Jazz loves being a Kiwi and greets every customer into his shop with a broad grin. A friendly smile, a positive can-do attitude and is passionate about running his store. That’s Jazz's simple but effective recipe for success running a local business.
Jazz and his family operate Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store and are hailed as the “ultimate friendly shopkeepers” by his customers. Now Jazz has been recognised for his dedication to the community by being named the country’s National Winner in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards. Jazz and his family are the proud winners of a prize package worth $10,000!
Nomination Quote - Jazz and his family - Bossman Dairy - Creagh St Store
"Every member of this family who serves in the shop are very friendly, helpful and always smiling. They get to know all their customers and I have never walked into a shop that makes you feel so welcome. During our first lockdown for Covid, they put food such as milk, bread, out for people who may need it free of charge."
Like many living and working around Keri Keri, we have all noticed the increase in vehicles especially at peak times (7:30-9:00am and 4:30-5:30pm also lunchtime).Certainly not just caused by SH1 rebuild and diversion to SH10 .
Parking is at a premium now at most times and on most days.
I have just read a post in FB re the retirement village going in Hall Road with 200 units .
This effectively gives an increase in 200 plus vehicles and in addition to all the other building around the community will result in a significant increase in vehicles in and around KeriKeri.
I have watched on several occasions traffic from Hall Road desperately trying to turn right ,this is an accident waiting to happen yet I understand no alterations to the intersection will be made until a majority of the units are occupied.
We have a serious traffic management problem which needs to be rectified before the summer influx of visitors and with a relaxing of travel restrictions could be extra large.