Taradale, Napier

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

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 … View more
Hey neighbours,

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.

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1 day ago

traffic

Ron from Greenmeadows

Went for a 25 minute walk on Sunday along Guppy Rd between Tait Drive and Cornwall Rd and counted 60 vehicles. Slower walk of 33 minutes on Tuesday resulted in a count of 84 vehicles and on both days many had 2 or more passengers. It would appear that many folk are just ignoring the common sense … View moreWent for a 25 minute walk on Sunday along Guppy Rd between Tait Drive and Cornwall Rd and counted 60 vehicles. Slower walk of 33 minutes on Tuesday resulted in a count of 84 vehicles and on both days many had 2 or more passengers. It would appear that many folk are just ignoring the common sense advice. Anyone else noticed the volume of traffic seems high given the circumstances?

1 day ago

happy easter

Dave from Maraenui

only one dish per-person please

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16 hours ago

road traffic

Ron from Greenmeadows

Had my daily walk today again, [ yes out again Anne ], and in the same time frame as Sunday, when I counted 60 vehicles on the road, there was 65 whilst on Tues the comparative count was approx 62. Although, without stopping every vehicle to prove their legitimate reason for travel, it does raise … View moreHad my daily walk today again, [ yes out again Anne ], and in the same time frame as Sunday, when I counted 60 vehicles on the road, there was 65 whilst on Tues the comparative count was approx 62. Although, without stopping every vehicle to prove their legitimate reason for travel, it does raise the question in my mind that with the food markets and pharmacies shut today where were they all going?
Please note those wishing to get onto an argument re the rights and wrongs this is just an observation of mine you don't have to prove to me why you were out and about in your vehicle.

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7 days ago

Lost ginger cat

Wendy from Marewa

Looking for our overfriendly ginger cat. Haven’t seen for 24 hours. We are in Higgins st. 0274459040

1 day ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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1 day ago

Look our for others

The Team from Eastern District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Looking for a 1-2 bedroom Unit for rent

Nicola from Pirimai

Hi I’m looking for a 1-2 bedroom unit to rent for a family member who wishes to return to Hawke’s Bay once the lockdown is over. I realise I won’t be able to visit or view these properties but just wondering please if anyone knows of any such properties possibly coming up in the near future.… View moreHi I’m looking for a 1-2 bedroom unit to rent for a family member who wishes to return to Hawke’s Bay once the lockdown is over. I realise I won’t be able to visit or view these properties but just wondering please if anyone knows of any such properties possibly coming up in the near future. Thanks in advance. Nicola

1 day ago

easter grub

Dave from Maraenui

orders please

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1 day ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Hawkes Bay

Here are our 2nd week of challenges. Might help fill in a bit of time and a great thing to do as a family.

1 day ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Eastern District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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1 day ago

Gorgeous Creatures can delivery you possum merino knitwear at home

Kirsty from Taradale

Just letting everyone know that Gorgeous Creatures is online in the Hawke's Bay (home based biz). And have been approved to sell their full range of warm winter possum merino knitwear online. They can delivery to you in your home in a safe and contactless way. The website has a wide selection … View moreJust letting everyone know that Gorgeous Creatures is online in the Hawke's Bay (home based biz). And have been approved to sell their full range of warm winter possum merino knitwear online. They can delivery to you in your home in a safe and contactless way. The website has a wide selection of beautiful quality New Zealand made knitwear. Support NZ made and shop local. www.gorgeouscreatures.com.au... (yes I know its a .com.au address but this in a NZ based and owned business).

5 days ago

what a treat

Dave from Maraenui

dont ?

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1 day ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Eastern District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and… View more
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

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2 days ago

Emergency food parcels

Maria from Maraenui

Call 0800530000.Give name & postcode.someone will call within 48hrs.

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