Whakatane District, Whakatane

10 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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11 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

11 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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11 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

12 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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12 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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13 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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15 days ago

Covid19 Putaruru

Pat and Raewin from Kawerau

On Wednesday in Putaruru I became involved in an incident in Princess Street in Putaruru where a sole policeman was sent to arrest a person. The young man was very compliant but as he got into the back of the police a black vehicle pull up blocking the police cars access. My first thoughts were his… View moreOn Wednesday in Putaruru I became involved in an incident in Princess Street in Putaruru where a sole policeman was sent to arrest a person. The young man was very compliant but as he got into the back of the police a black vehicle pull up blocking the police cars access. My first thoughts were his girlfriend had arrived but 2 Maori people were arguing in the front then the man got out of the car and started to walk away. The woman was screaming he’s taken all my money we just took out of the money machine and my phone. She approached the policeman and he said stay away from me you know you are not meant to leave home. As the man came back with the phone the policeman stated the same and told them to go home. The male walked away towards the pub and the woman got into the car and chased him. The police officer then told us they had had contact with a possible Covid 19 case and were meant to be in isolation until the results come back. This shows that some people will not be worried about the rules. These two should have been arrested but how does a police officers protect themselves from close contact and being spat at. If these people are infected what do you do to them wrap their house in deer netting to keep them away from the public. Anyone that know who those two are they should message them and tell them what fool they are and it could be their family that dies because of their silly actions.

15 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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15 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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17 days ago

A little bit of caring goes a long way. Let's work together to spread kindness around, not germs. ❤️

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As more people begin to self isolate and distance themselves, we'll need our neighbours support now more than ever before. The following can be printed at home and filled-in with your details to drop around your street or community.

For the latest COVID-19 advice, visit: covid19.govt.nz/

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32 days ago

Do you know anything about this photo?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi Bay of Plenty neighbours! We’re excited to launch the Old Bay of Plenty Neighbourly Group.

Join your neighbours to explore Bay of Plenty of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Bay of Plenty used to be.

Find out the history of this incredible photo by joining the Group … View more
Hi Bay of Plenty neighbours! We’re excited to launch the Old Bay of Plenty Neighbourly Group.

Join your neighbours to explore Bay of Plenty of the yesteryear and share photos and memories of how Bay of Plenty used to be.

Find out the history of this incredible photo by joining the Group now.
Join Group now

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17 days ago

Save up to 20% on NZ's best pet products

Pet Direct

Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

We have an amazing range of products hand-picked by our experts, which include a nutritionist, a vet, a trainer and a groomer. Combined, we have over 350 dog years of… View more
Hi Neighbours! Our fur babies are an important part of the family, so why not look after them as well as we look after ourselves?

We have an amazing range of products hand-picked by our experts, which include a nutritionist, a vet, a trainer and a groomer. Combined, we have over 350 dog years of experience (and enough pets to open a zoo).

We'd love you to try our speedy delivery with up to 20% off site-wide.

Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing customer service team, we’re all ears.
Stock up now

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18 days ago

Are you trying to contact our call centre?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear gardeners,

Please note that staff at call centre are currently unable to answer calls due to international Covid-19 restrictions. In the interim, please email your request to subs@mags4gifts.co.nz. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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19 days ago

Have you taken steps to futureproof your career?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online … View more
Have you found yourself back in the classroom - virtual or otherwise - long after you left school? We’re looking for people who have taken steps to futureproof their careers by upskilling.

Perhaps you’re teaching yourself to code, or maybe you’ve enrolled in an evening class or online course to help your employment prospects. It might have been something you did with your employer’s blessing, or maybe you’ve struck out on your own.

Maybe you’ve struggled to find work and did it as a way to get back on the career ladder, or perhaps you’re concerned about the pace of change in your field and want to stay ahead.

Whatever your brand of lifelong learning, we want to hear from you - email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz

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