Tahunanui, Nelson

5 days ago

What can I do to shop safely?

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit … View more
Dear concerned citizen,

It’s important that we all try and shop safely as we unite against COVID-19.

Here’s a few things we should all now do, that will help slow the spread of the virus:
• send one person from your household to do the whole shop
• be aware that stores will limit numbers to help you keep 2 metres away from others
• be kind to essential workers, and others you’re sharing the shop with
• come with a list so you can get in and out as quickly as possible
• only touch what you want to buy
• if you like, take a soapy towel in a small container to wipe down trolley or basket handles etc
• keep 2 metres away from others, including staff. They need to keep safe too!
• use payWave if you can, not cash
• bag groceries away from others if you can
• take out produce when you get home, and wash first in soapy water to protect against the virus, then rinse to remove any soap residue wipe down packaged goods with a soapy clean towel, then dry
• wash your hands before and after you shop.

Can I bring people in my household with me to buy essential supplies?
You should dedicate one person per household to be the shopper. This is the safest way to get essential supplies, as it reduces the number of people who are out, and helps stop the virus from spreading.

Leaving online shopping to those who need it most
• If you are healthy, or aged under 70, you should go to the supermarket to do your shopping. This leaves online delivery slots free for those that need them most.
• If you’re a parent on your own with children or over 70, move to online shopping if available. This is important for the safety of your children and others – especially essential service providers.
• If that’s not possible, reach out to nearby friends, family or neighbours who can assist you with the shopping and get it to your doorstep. Your local community may also be able to assist, or you can contact your local store – some are putting special systems in place to help.

Thank you
If we all do our bit we’ll get through this. Thank you for working together and staying home. We can, and must stick with it.

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5 days ago

Shop safe. Shop kind. Shop local.

Four Square

While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and … View more
While your Four Square-ing, here’s four simple rules for shopping during Level 4.

1. Be prepared so you know what you need

2. Choose your household shopper who’ll pop into Four Square alone.

3. Stay a safe distance from your fellow Four Square-ers and staff

4. Use contactless payment where possible
Find out more

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5 days ago

Covid-19 Updates

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

For updates and information about confirmed cases in the Nelson Marlborough region, community-based assessment centre (CBAC) data and any new information for our communities visit our website:

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5 days ago

If you need firewood Good Wood suppliers are still open

The Team from Nelson City Council

If you’ve got a wood burner at home and you haven’t got your firewood in yet, don’t be tempted by cheap or free offcuts being advertised at the moment.
Often this wood is either treated or painted, which is illegal to burn.
If you burn it you will be causing air pollution and are likely to … View more
If you’ve got a wood burner at home and you haven’t got your firewood in yet, don’t be tempted by cheap or free offcuts being advertised at the moment.
Often this wood is either treated or painted, which is illegal to burn.
If you burn it you will be causing air pollution and are likely to get a visit from our compliance officers. If you need firewood, Good Wood suppliers are still open as essential services.

Give them a call, and they will deliver – you can find their details here nelson.govt.nz/good-wood.

Remember to follow their lockdown protocols to keep everyone safe.

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5 days ago

Keep on keeping on

Barnaby Sharp Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Health leaders in the top of the south are grateful people are sticking to the rules in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

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5 days ago

New cases still travel linked

Sally Kidson Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Marlborough records its first new cases in more than a week, with two new cases recorded in Nelson.

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5 days ago

Coping with the kids during lockdown

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Need some resources to help you cope with the kids during the lock down? Health Navigator has a nice care package to help you get through staying at home for a month. When you get a moment have a read of the Health Navigator tips.

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6 days ago

Supporting your local cafe during the lockdown

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Are you missing being able to have a coffee at your favourite cafe while we are stuck at home? A new website, SOS Cafe, enables people to buy a voucher online which can be used "when things return to normal" in a bid to support those in the hospitality industry. Jaks Island, Blackbird … View moreAre you missing being able to have a coffee at your favourite cafe while we are stuck at home? A new website, SOS Cafe, enables people to buy a voucher online which can be used "when things return to normal" in a bid to support those in the hospitality industry. Jaks Island, Blackbird Eatery and The Villa are just a few of the places you can buy vouchers for in Nelson. Let us know what your favourite cafe is and whether you would buy a voucher to support it!

5 days ago

Dancing, yoga, boot camp and boxing: Exercising online through lockdown

Samantha from Toi Toi - Washington Valley

Looking for new ways to keep active while stuck inside? There are plenty of options online for those wanting to exercise and connect with others. Full Nelson Mail story at bit.ly...

5 days ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Richmond

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

5 days ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Nelson

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

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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6 days ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
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