Havelock North, Havelock North

28 days ago

NAVY BAND CONCERT TICKETS

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

Concert tickets for concert on 20 February at 6.30 pm for sale today at mini market from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. $10 per person. Late supper after concert included.

29 days ago

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV History Repeats An Will Again.

Mark from Flaxmere

The coronavirus has spread much more quickly than SARS did in 2003. The new virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31. The deadly SARS virus, by comparison, infected a total of 8,098 people globally from Nov. 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003, according to the World Health Organization

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The coronavirus has spread much more quickly than SARS did in 2003. The new virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31. The deadly SARS virus, by comparison, infected a total of 8,098 people globally from Nov. 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003, according to the World Health Organization

On Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the “continued increase in cases and the evidence of human-to-human transmission outside of China are, of course, most deeply disturbing.” The illness produces a range of symptoms with about 20% of the patients becoming severely ill, including pneumonia and respiratory failure, he said.

SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is the disease caused by SARS coronavirus.

Brief History
In November 2002, doctors in the Guangdong province of southeastern China began to see the first cases of what would become known as SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. Over the next several months, 8,096 people in 26 countries contracted the new viral illness, leading to 774 deaths. Although the slow reporting of initial SARS cases helped the illness spread, globally-enforced medical practices eventually helped end the outbreak.
The reasons for the slow reporting of SARS are complicated. Doctors had never seen the viral illness before, and at first, those in Guangdong province thought the SARS cases they were seeing might be atypical pneumonia.
“Nobody was aware of it, including probably people in Beijing,” says Arnold S. Monto, a professor of epidemiology and global public health at the University of Michigan. Even after doctors began to realize that there was something new about the illnesses they were seeing, “it was kept locally for a while, which was one of the problems.”

There were also reports that officials may have encouraged doctors not to report new cases when SARS spread to Beijing. In April 2003, Time magazine obtained a letter from Jiang Yanyong, a physician at an army hospital in Beijing, alleging the actual number of SARS cases in the capital city was much higher than the official count. This turned out to be true, and Chinese officials released the real numbers that month (and also began to monitor Jiang).

Two months into the epidemic, the coronavirus has not proven to be as deadly as the SARS virus. That, however, may also help explain why it’s spreading so quickly. It has an incubation period of up to two weeks, which enables the virus to spread through person-to-person contact.

The coronavirus, a highly contagious, pneumonia-causing illness that infects the respiratory tract, is now responsible for 213 deaths in China as of late Thursday and 9,692 infections worldwide, according to Chinese officials and official figures from the World Health Organization.
SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, infected 8,096 people worldwide with approximately 774 official SARS-related deaths. Even with 43 new fatalities reported, the fatality rate remains steady.

SARS had a fatality rate of 9.6% compared to the fatality rate of 2.2% for the coronavirus - so far.

People should be concerned that Govt policies an the well being of the Greater Public here are not considered above that of Tourists, Oversea's School Students, an Businessmen. It seems once again that profit is more important than people. Our inbound flights should of been closed much sooner or visitors from effected area not allowed to enter unless prepared for a 2 week quarantine.

29 days ago

Sprinkler ban imposed

Marty Sharpe Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

'Skyrocketing' water use in Hastings has reached unsustainable levels and has forced council to impose a sprinkler ban.

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29 days ago

MINI MARKET

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

Mini market tomorrow from 9 to 12.30. Baking, jams, relishes, pickles, plants, fresh produce, white elephant stall, craft stalls, sausage sizzle. All welcome. Complementary cuppa and scones.

29 days ago

Elton John - 6 February tickets - 2

Gay from Pakowhai - Waiohiki

My sister from Tauranga has two tickets she cant use for 6 February. If you are interested, reply with your phone number and I will pass it on.

Negotiable

31 days ago

Hastings residents urged to conserve water

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

A level 3 water restriction could be imposed if water use isn't reduced.

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31 days ago

Poll: Do you think the Spark protest signs should stay?

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Signs of protest were placed on Te Mata Rd in Havelock North after Spark's plans to install a new cellphone tower last September. The company is yet to make a decision on the location of the tower.

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Do you think the Spark protest signs should stay?
  • 10% Not bothered
    10% Complete
  • 40% The signs should be removed
    40% Complete
  • 40% No - not until Spark has made a decision
    40% Complete
  • 10% There should be fewer signs - but they can stay
    10% Complete
20 votes
29 days ago

Elton John Waitangi Day ticket

Lisa from Havelock North

hi everyone
I have 1 GA ticket available for Elton Johns Waitangi Day concert at The Mission as a family member cannot now come with us. So if anyones looking for 1 message me to buy it

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29 days ago

Havelock North Community Patrols

Heather from Havelock North

Hi Everyone

We need your help,

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29 days ago

Paint on a crate

The Team from Resene ColorShop Hastings

Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots… View more
Painting can be relaxing, and calming, a bit like an adult colouring book.

Think of this painted wooden crate project as an opportunity to paint mindfully, plus a handy way to take care of the clutter in a colourful way.

All you need is a wooden crate, sandpaper, your favourite Resene testpots and a little imagination.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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29 days ago

Help Kiwi kids thrive

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Shaping a child’s future is more than just good fortune – it takes a lot of hard work and guidance along the way. At the #GraemeDingleFoundation, we believe every child should have the opportunity to thrive, belong and be their best.

By supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation, you are … View more
Shaping a child’s future is more than just good fortune – it takes a lot of hard work and guidance along the way. At the #GraemeDingleFoundation, we believe every child should have the opportunity to thrive, belong and be their best.

By supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation, you are supporting Aotearoa’s tamariki directly.

A 2019 study by Infometrics found that for every dollar invested in the Graeme Dingle Foundation today, a return of $7.80 will be seen in the future economy of Aotearoa.

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31 days ago

Trumpet stolen

Rhonda from Hastings Central

Hi all.
Posting on behalf of someone

My trumpet was stolen on the 10th of January, while I was passing through Taupo. It's a silver Vincent Bach Stradivarius Model 37. The serial number is 679102. Please keep an eye out, especially central North Island teachers. Any info would be … View more
Hi all.
Posting on behalf of someone

My trumpet was stolen on the 10th of January, while I was passing through Taupo. It's a silver Vincent Bach Stradivarius Model 37. The serial number is 679102. Please keep an eye out, especially central North Island teachers. Any info would be appreciated.

If you know music teachers or band people, please let them know
It belongs to Michael Costello.

www.facebook.com...

You can contact me if found or try the above link on Facebook.
Cheers Rhonda Diprose
Funeral Celebrant
0278299984

47 days ago

Central Hawke's Bay residents told to limit water use

Marcus Stickley Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

Known officially as level 3 water restrictions, people cannot use sprinklers and hosing hard surfaces has been banned.

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30 days ago

Basic sewing tutor volunteer wanted

Marie from Parkvale

Hi all. I have an elderly neighbour who loves sewing but doesn't feel confident doing it by herself. I'm not a sewer (even for her basic tops and PJ's etc that she loves to make). But I have a large dining table and a sewing machine. Is there anyone who can spare an hour a week to … View moreHi all. I have an elderly neighbour who loves sewing but doesn't feel confident doing it by herself. I'm not a sewer (even for her basic tops and PJ's etc that she loves to make). But I have a large dining table and a sewing machine. Is there anyone who can spare an hour a week to come and have a cuppa and bring your laptop and potter while keeping one eye on my elderly neighbour. She also attends sewing when it's on at Heretaunga Women's Centre and loves it. But misses it heaps when it's not on or if she didn't get as much as she wants of the lovely instructors time and doesn't have family close. So I'd love to help her out if anyone can spare an hour a week. Maree 📷

30 days ago

MINI MARKET

Elma Pienaar from St Columba's Presbyterian Church

Happy new year everyone! Our first mini market in 2020 is on Saturday 1 February from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Come and share hugs and laughter while browsing our stalls - sausage sizzle, home baking and fudge, eco bags, jams and chutneys, crafts, fresh produce, plants, white elephant stall. And a … View moreHappy new year everyone! Our first mini market in 2020 is on Saturday 1 February from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Come and share hugs and laughter while browsing our stalls - sausage sizzle, home baking and fudge, eco bags, jams and chutneys, crafts, fresh produce, plants, white elephant stall. And a complementary cuppa and scones! Looking forward catching up!

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