64 days ago

How to spend our first weekend at Alert Level 4

New Zealand Government

This is a crucial time. You might be tempted to leave the house this weekend to enjoy your free time. But it’s incredibly important that you don’t revert back to ‘normal life’.

Remember why we are all taking these extreme measures. Stay home. Save lives. This breaks the chain and stops the virus spreading.

How to break the chain, and protect us all:

STOP THE MOVEMENT
The virus is spread by us. It can’t move by itself. So we all need to avoid moving around as much as possible, eg:
● don't travel to and from baches or second homes
● avoid driving out of your neighbourhood
● don't travel across the country in campervans
● note that DOC has closed all of its campsites and huts.

KEEP EXERCISE LOCAL
There are very few exceptions to staying home, but exercise is one of them. Going for a walk, run or bike ride is good for your mental health. Just remember to:
● stay close to home. Enjoy your neighbourhood, but go no further
● keep it solitary, or only with those you live with
● keep a 2 metre distance from others.

DO SAFE ACTIVITIES ONLY
● Our emergency services need to be fully available to respond to COVID-19 cases. Any search and rescue operation reduces the ability of first responders to help others.
● Do your bit to help them by only undertaking safe activities, and avoiding going into areas where you could get lost or hurt and require their help. Avoid outdoor activities like swimming, surfing, tramping, or boating, hunting or hiking.

AVOID PUBLIC SPACES
● All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries and playgrounds are closed.
● Avoid places like beaches where people commonly linger, or are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance.
● Don't touch surfaces others may have touched when outdoors, like park benches or playgrounds.

When you return home carefully wash your hands, and any items you took with you outdoors.
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Barfoot & Thompson Market Share April 2020

Gabrielle Elborough from Sell with Gabrielle

Summary of Sales in Mairangi Bay and surrounding suburbs.
Barfoot & Thompson Sold 66.7% of all sales in April.
Suburbs included in the graph are Mairangi Bay, Campbells Bay, Murrays Bay, Sunnynook, Rothesay Bay, Windsor Park, Pinehill and Rosedale

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1 day ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

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19 days ago

Semi Retired Driving Instructor Available $39 per hour

Steve from Albany

For more info call or text Steve on Ph: 0273430869.
I established and used to own a well known driving school in Auckland. As a neighbourly gesture, I can take anyone for a one hour lesson in their own car for $39 per hour. Please feel free to ask any questions. During driving lessons we will do 1: Driver observation and signalling at roundabouts 2: Lane changing procedures 3: Forward Parking 4: Three-point turns 5: Reverse Parallel Parking Procedures 6 : Flush Median Procedures 7: Gap Selection 8: 50k - 60k and motorway driving etc. Bookings fill fast as I only do a few lessons a week now.