As part of the national response to COVID-19 alert level 4 Metlink will make all rail and bus services free until June.
Public transport will continue to be available for essential service workers, and to enable communities to access supermarkets, pharmacies and health facilities.
For more information about this and what services are running, please read the full update on our website below.
Hi, just want to inform anyone that hasn’t heard that the supermarkets are giving priority to essential workers and vulnerable people. I work at the hospital and was told this was the case but encountered an unpleasant situation with a fellow shopper. My husband has a condition so he’s unable to do the shopping without risk to his health so it’s up to me to manage the shopping at some point in my week. After a long busy shift the last thing essential workers want is to spend another hour or so at the supermarket. I know everyone is having issues but please be kind. I as a health worker don’t feel entitled but at this time work is more stressful so this gesture by the supermarkets does help. We really appreciate your understanding. Thank you www.sunlive.co.nz...
Coco follows her owner round the house all day, Buster has started barking at strangers, and Rover has already been walked by every member of the family today. Twice. Dogs are overjoyed to have humans home 24/7, but they're sensitive, and during times of human stress need special care. How are your pets coping?