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We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...
6.7% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need6.7% Complete
84% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers84% Complete
9.3% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it9.3% Complete
This is Sandra.
Sandra is smart.
Sandra observed her caretakers washing their hands repeatedly at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida.
Sandra started washing her hands too.
Sandra scrubs the fronts and backs of her hands.
Sandra takes the time to clean her hands thoroughly.
Sandra has good hand hygiene.
Sandra is responsible.
Sandra stays home.
Sandra isn't throwing parties.
Sandra isn't hanging out at the beach with people.
Sandra isn't inviting friends over.
Sandra isn't putting vulnerable people's lives at risk.
Sandra probably touches her face like it's her job, but...
Sandra washes her hands better than most humans.
Sandra scrubs surfaces around her, too.
Sandra is smart.
Be like Sandra.
P.S. Sandra's hand washing habit originated a few months prior to the pandemic.