66 days ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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'Big increase' in library sign-ups during Covid-19 lockdown

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Thousands signed up to borrow ebooks and audiobooks in the first week of lockdown alone, breaking some library records, and the ongoing restrictions saw numbers continue to soar.

In Dunedin, the number of ebooks and audiobooks borrowed rose 60 per cent compared to March 2019.

A total of 6980 ebooks and audiobooks were borrowed, compared with 4235 in the same period last year.

Throughout April, a further 13,727 were borrowed, a rise of 65 per cent compared to the 9024 borrowed in all of April and May 2019.

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Dunedin fishermen capture 'euphoric moment' as whale breaches near boat

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Two Dunedin fishermen have captured the “euphoric” moment as a whale breaches out of the water just metres from their boat.

Real estate agent Chris Taylor had taken the day off work to fish with a friend near Cape Saunders off the coast of Dunedin on Friday.

Taylor said he had just reeled in a tuna when he witnessed what appeared to be a large humpback whale breach out of the water.

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