76 days ago

Crowded takeaways could lead to more Covid-19 clusters, expert warns

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Throngs of hungry people queuing outside restaurants have sparked concerns Kiwis' hunger for takeaway could be our undoing as the country settles into Covid-19 alert level three.

Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said he'd been among those who enjoyed a takeaway coffee at the first opportunity – but he urged people not to forget physical distancing rules.

"It is important not to congregate outside the cafes or other places, or in the carparks of takeaway places like McDonald's when you see old friends."

"We do not want to see the sorts of rebound that we have seen in other countries," he warned. Continue reading here

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Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

1 day ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

1 day ago


Les from North New Brighton

Grey power says Lock up those that break the quarantine rules as they are playing with the health of the nation. I whole heartedly agree with them. Some of these idiots are treating this as a joke. The only way to make them see sense is to get tough with them. They are being housed at our expense and should be told GO OUT AND YOU GO TO PRISON.