48 days ago

Covid19 Today's News

Sylvie-Patricia Claren from Combined Probus Club Of Waikanae Incorporated

There are 29 new cases of Covid-19 since yesterday and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a tough new quarantine for Kiwis arriving from overseas will kick in from midnight tonight.

"No-one goes home, everyone goes into a managed facility," she said of Kiwis returning to the country.

Today's new cases are made up of 23 new confirmed cases and six new probable cases.

There are now 317 recovered cases – an increase of 35 on yesterday, higher than the number of new cases. Fourteen people are in hospital and four in ICU.

The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 1239, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said today.

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3 hours ago

Poll: What do you think of CCTV on private homes?

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I'm writing a story about CCTV security cameras on homes, what's the best system, how to install them, and whether or not they're a useful deterrent.
I wondered what you thought about private security cameras. Are they good for the neighbourhood? Or a sign troubled communities?
If you've got a strong opinion about them, drop me a line and let me know what you think.

What do you think of CCTV on private homes?
  • 90.5% Yes, they're OK.
    90.5% Complete
  • 5% I'm not sure.
    5% Complete
  • 4.5% No, they're not OK.
    4.5% Complete
200 votes
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17 hours ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.