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2 hours ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid case had contact with infected family during lockdown, PM says

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM … View more
Hi neighbours,

Auckland has moved back to level 3 lockdown.

The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2.

Here's the latest update from Georgia Forrester at Stuff:

* There was undisclosed contact between a family member of case M's and another family during alert level 3, PM Jacinda Ardern has confirmed on Monday.

* One new community case, already in quarantine, was announced on Sunday evening.

* The new confirmed case, Case O, is a household contact of cases I, J, K and L

* Huge queues built up at Auckland-Waikato border on Sunday evening.

* Auckland has moved to alert level 3 for at least seven days.

* The rest of the country has moved to alert level 2. A reminder of what the alert levels mean can be read here.

* Here are the locations of interest visited by infectious cases:

www.stuff.co.nz...

* Travel in and out Auckland is restricted.

For more information, go to:

www.stuff.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Who needs a plant doctor?

Mikaela Wilkes Reporter from Homed

UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us … View more
UPDATE: Thank you for all your questions. We're picking the best to send off to the houseplant doctor from Kings Plant Barn and the answers will be published in an article on Homed soon.

Are your houseplants looking worse for wear? The experts at Kings Plant Barn would love to help. Send us your houseplant questions and problems to homed@stuff.co.nz, or leave them in the comments, for the houseplant doctor to diagnose. Pictures are encouraged.

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2 hours ago

Covid-19: All the locations of interest linked to Auckland's new community case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

A new Covid-19 case in the Auckland community was announced on Saturday evening, sending the city into a seven-day alert level 3 lockdown.

Here's an important update by reporter Melanie Earley from Stuff:

The Ministry of Health has released new locations of interest the new … View more
Hi neighbours,

A new Covid-19 case in the Auckland community was announced on Saturday evening, sending the city into a seven-day alert level 3 lockdown.

Here's an important update by reporter Melanie Earley from Stuff:

The Ministry of Health has released new locations of interest the new case, known as Case M, visited while infectious.

The 21-year-old man went to their GP on Friday afternoon, where he got tested, and then to a south Auckland gym later that day.

The new case is a family member of a student from Papatoetoe High School. That student had tested negative three times and had no symptoms.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there was a “cause for concern” as the person had been infectious for a week and had not been in isolation.

There are currently six new locations of interest visited by the new case. They are:

Hunters Plaza, Papatoetoe, February 20 between 11-2pm and February 26 between 2.55pm-5pm

Burger King, Highland Park, 25 February, 8pm-9pm

Your Health Pharmacy, Papatoetoe, 23 February, 2.45pm-3.50pm

Pak ‘N’ Save Manukau, February 21, 6pm-6.10pm

CityFitness, Papatoetoe, February 26, 3.25pm-4.30pm and February 20, 12.20pm-1.45pm

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), Manukau Station Rd, February 22, 24, and 25, 12pm-6.30pm

MIT Breaktime Cafe, February 22, 3.15pm-3.45pm and February 24, 3.45pm-4.15pm.

More locations of interest will be loaded on the Ministry of Health's website.

Anyone who visited these locations is to be considered a casual contact of the new case.

The only exception is CityFitness, where visitors are considered casual plus contacts.

In an email to gym members, CityFitness said it was closed after being notified by Auckland Regional Public Health that a person who tested positive for Covid 19 had visited its Papatoetoe site.

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3 hours ago

Celebrate Community - March 1st to 31st 🎂

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the … View moreThis month is all about bringing your community together and having a great time! We want March to be all about celebrating the connections we have while making new ones along the way. As we all know, what makes a neighbourhood great isn’t the houses and cars, gardens and streets - it’s the people who share their presence and aroha with each other.

A wonderful way to take part is to participate in Neighbours Day Aotearoa which takes place from 20 - 30th March. This year’s theme is ‘The Great Plant Swap’ - as an easy way for our neighbourhoods to grow stronger together. If you’re hosting an event, make sure to register it on their website: neighboursday.org.nz/join-in

Show us how you’re celebrating community this month by tagging us in your social media posts or emailing us your photos, videos, or experiences to: info@neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz

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11 hours ago

Get Home Ownership Help for Free!

Kāinga Ora

Register for a free Sorted home ownership event in Mangere and learn how you could buy one of the thousands of new homes coming to Mangere Development over the next 15+ years.

Plus, find out if you qualify for financial help from Kāinga Ora. There are four event dates to choose from.

Join … View more
Register for a free Sorted home ownership event in Mangere and learn how you could buy one of the thousands of new homes coming to Mangere Development over the next 15+ years.

Plus, find out if you qualify for financial help from Kāinga Ora. There are four event dates to choose from.

Join us in-person in the Tui Lounge at the Mangere Development Information Centre, or attend online via Zoom. Register today to avoid missing out!
Register now

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5 days ago

Are you struggling to find a rental or buy a home in Auckland?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who … View more
Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get in contact with someone from the Māori, Pasifika and Indian community who have either struggled to find a rental or buy a home.

The housing crisis has affected all three groups particularly badly, so if there's anyone who comes from these groups who is willing to talk please drop me a message: ged.cann@stuff.co.nz

Thanks,

Ged Cann
Senior Reporter
stuff.co.nz

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2 days ago

Poll: Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland houses are less affordable than those in all but three other cities from eight countries surveyed for the 2021 Demographia international housing affordability report.

It’s now more affordable to buy a house in San Francisco or London than in Auckland. A new report has ranked the Super… View more
Auckland houses are less affordable than those in all but three other cities from eight countries surveyed for the 2021 Demographia international housing affordability report.

It’s now more affordable to buy a house in San Francisco or London than in Auckland. A new report has ranked the Super City as the fourth least affordable housing market in the world.

The 2021 annual Demographia international housing affordability report, which is a scaled down version of previous years’ reports, looks at housing affordability in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and the US.

It ranks 92 major housing markets – with populations of more than one million – in eight countries based on the median multiple, which measures median house price divided by gross median household income.

According to the report, Auckland now has a “median multiple” of 10.0. That’s up from 8.6 last year when it was the equal sixth most unaffordable market with Toronto, and from 6.4 in 2010, just a decade ago.

Regions with house prices more than three times the median regional income are considered unaffordable, so Auckland’s median multiple makes it severely unaffordable.

Read more here:

www.stuff.co.nz...



*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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Do you think rising house prices in Auckland will hit a limit?
  • 24.4% Yes
    24.4% Complete
  • 52.2% No
    52.2% Complete
  • 23.4% Unsure- it's too complex
    23.4% Complete
393 votes
15 hours ago

Office Desk free

David from Takanini

Need a office desk come and pick it it’s free thanks.

Free

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26 days ago

Let's talk fundraising!

The Team from Round the Bays

Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our … View more
Auckland's biggest fun run is just around the corner and it's time to talk fundraising!

Choosing who to fundraise for can be hard so we've made it easy for you. Either choose a cause close to your heart or support our offical charity partner Auckland City Mission!

Head to our website to read more about Auckland City Mission or our other charity partners here www.roundthebays.co.nz...

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21 hours ago

Family Movie - Sunday night 7pm

Ole from Takanini

A PERFECT CHORD
Cadence has an incredible gift for music, but she also has an extreme fear of the stage that has kept her from performing for anyone but her best friend, Lizzy. Meanwhile, Mika struggles with the weight of expectations that comes from being born into a musical family and wrestles … View more
A PERFECT CHORD
Cadence has an incredible gift for music, but she also has an extreme fear of the stage that has kept her from performing for anyone but her best friend, Lizzy. Meanwhile, Mika struggles with the weight of expectations that comes from being born into a musical family and wrestles with the style of music her heart yearns to play. A Perfect Chord is sure to encourage you to pursue your dreams.



MOVIE: A Perfect Chord, TONIGHT at 7pm.
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6 days ago

Covid-19 Update: Covid-19: Kmart and vape store among new locations of interest linked to new case

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

Here's an important Covid-19 update:

Georgia Forrester and George Block

A Kmart and a vape store in Auckland are the latest locations linked to the movements of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.

The owner of the vape store, Dark Vapes, in East Tamaki, said the closure of his shop on Wednesday for deep cleaning, followed by his mandatory self-isolation, would be tough for his small business.

Three new community cases of Covid-19 in south Auckland were announced on Tuesday.

The first was a student at Papatoetoe High School, which the Ministry of Health announced earlier in the day. Two other cases – the student’s siblings, who are a teenager and an infant – were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Kmart in Botany, in east Auckland, and Dark Vapes are among the places of interest visited by one of the cases, with further locations expected to be released on Wednesday.

Kmart Botany

The teenager reported as a new case on Tuesday night works at Kmart Botany.

They were at work on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, between 3.30pm and 10.30pm.

The store was closed on Tuesday night, and a thorough sanitisation of the store was being carried out, a Kmart spokesperson said.

Thirty-one Kmart staff have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating, the ministry said.

Any members of the public who visited Kmart Botany at the times the student was working is considered a casual plus contact, and must self-isolate at home immediately.

Casual plus contacts are those who would have been considered casual contacts, but have been upgraded due to the risk of the more transmissible strains of the virus.

“If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,” the ministry said.

Dark Vapes

One of the two high school students announced as new cases on Tuesday also twice visited Dark Vapes in East Tamaki, on Friday and Saturday.

The owner, who did not want to be named, said the store would be closed on Wednesday for deep cleaning, and he would isolate at home for 14-days, as per Ministry of Health advice.

“It's going to be tough for the business.”

He said the store would be able to reopen after cleaning as another staff member was available to help run it.

The owner did not know the identity of the case who visited.

A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said she was not sure which of the cases visited the store.

The visits to the vape store took place on Friday, February 19 between 2.30pm and 4pm, and also Saturday, February 20, between 7pm and 8.30pm.

People who visited the store during these times are considered to be casual-plus contacts.

More locations are expected to be released by the ministry on its website.

1 day ago

Thank you for your support

The Team from Round the Bays

Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update … View more
Thank you for all the support from our amazing Round the Bays whānau.

We’re disappointed the event couldn’t go ahead due to the move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland. Our immediate priority is ensuring the safe pack down of the various event sites. We are looking at event options and will update everyone as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.

Kia kaha neighbours 💙

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1 day ago

PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS EVENT IS NOT GOING AHEAD

The Team from Round the Bays

We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but … View more
We’re sorry to let you know that the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is not going ahead due to the Ministry of Health’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland which comes into effect at 6am on Sunday, 28 February.

We know how much all our participants were looking forward to event day, but we respect the need to keep everyone safe and contain the spread of COVID-19.

We will communicate further details tomorrow (Sunday, 28 February) by email and on our website.

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays team

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1 day ago

Bruce Pulman Park is closed due to Level 3 Restrictions in Auckland

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager from Bruce Pulman Park

In response to the Government's announcement on the evening of Sat 27 Feb, Bruce Pulman Park will be closed for the next seven days due to Level 3 Restrictions in Auckland.

#ourpeopleourparkourcommunity #brucepulmanpark #staysafe #allinthistogether❤️

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1 day ago

What's On: Counties Chess Club

Ron from Papakura

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month except Public Holidays must be Level 1 to play , Coaching for all if wanted .Phone Ron 0272128232 .Cheers Ron
Counties Chess Club
  • Mauku Victory Hall
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1 day ago

What's On: Counties Chess Club

Ron from Papakura

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month except Public Holidays must be Level 1 to play , Coaching for all if wanted .Phone Ron 0272128232 .Cheers Ron
Counties Chess Club
  • Mauku Victory Hall
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