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Homeless Need To Be Included In Response To COVID-19

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Petition for a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Plan

Auckland Action Against Poverty is urging the Government to introduce permanent measures to safeguard people from the effects of COVID-19 by ensuring everyone has a safe home to live in. Read more »

Council Takes Urgent Action On Government COVID-19 Announcement

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council will tomorrow hold an emergency meeting to confirm arrangements to enable essential work to be undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis lockdown. Read more »

Age Concern Auckland Urging Community To Reach Out To Vulnerable Elderly During Home Isolation

Press Release – Age Concern Auckland

With the worsening COVID-19 crisis and over 70s now being asked to stay at home, Age Concern Auckland is concerned about the impact this could have on an already isolated and lonely group. Read more »

Gender Inequality Contributes To Gambling Harm For Women

Press Release – AUT University

Gendered roles and unrealistic expectations contribute to gambling related harm for women

A new Ministry of Health funded report reveals that gambling venues often provide convenient and safe spaces, and relief from family responsibilities, for women with a lack of social support. Read more »

Te Uru Will Close To The Public For Two Weeks From Monday 23 March

Press Release – Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

At challenging times like this, our community needs access to cultural and recreational activities more than ever, so this was not an easy decision to make. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking for opportunities to increase our online presence. You can still reach us by phone, email and social media in business hours. Read more »

NZ Vegetarian Society Launches 2020 Think Kind Student Competition

Press Release – NZ Vegetarian Society

The NZ Vegetarian Society has launched its 2020 Think Kind Student Competition. The annual competition is open to all primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students. Students can use their unique talents to help the animals by: Read more »

Free Press, 23 March 2020

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

In Last Week’s Free Press

We outlined three possible options for COVID-19: (1) Let it burn through the population until we have herd immunity, (2) Lock everything down until there is a vaccine, or (3) Tread the middle path of flattening the curve of infection rates. Read more »

Confirmed COVID-19 Case In Wānaka – A Message From Mayor Boult

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has reiterated the need to follow all Ministry of Health advice in the light of today’s confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wānaka. Read more »

Proactive Steps During Covid-19

Press Release – Auckland Transport

No front door entry on buses from Tuesday 24 March

Auckland Transport and its operators are making changes to the way buses operate because of COVID-19. From this Tuesday, 24 March, passengers will be required to use the rear door to get on and off the bus. Read more »

All Archives NZ Sites Close Reading Rooms Temporarily To Help Slow COVID-19

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

The decision to close the Archives New Zealand Christchurch and Dunedin reading rooms has been made today. This follows the closure of the reading rooms at sites in Auckland and Wellington last night at 6pm. Read more »

Mayor Phil Goff Calls On Auckland Businesses To Ramp Up Working From Home

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is calling on all Auckland businesses that can to support their staff to work from home, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Read more »

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd Interviews Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Press Release – The Nation

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Archives NZ Auckland And Wellington Reading Rooms Temporarily Closed To Help Slow COVID-19

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Archives NZ Auckland and Wellington reading rooms

temporarily closed to help slow COVID-19

In the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Archives New Zealand offices in Auckland and Wellington have temporarily closed their reading rooms to the public as of 6pm tonight. Read more »

Police In Attendance At Fatal Crash On Dominion Road, Papakura

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at an incident where a dirt bike has collided with a pole on Dominion Road, Papakura at around 3.45pm. Read more »

MEDIA STATEMENT 20/03/2020: Royal Commission Of Inquiry Into The Attack On Christchurch Mosques

Press Release – Royal Commission of Inquiry into Attack on ChCh

With just over a month to go, the Royal Commission is sharply focused on the complex and significant task of synthesising evidence, to finalise an authoritative report for the Government and ultimately, the public. Read more »

Inspired To Join – Auckland Recruits Graduated This Week

Press Release – New Zealand Police

For Farhat Seyar, one positive interaction with a Police officer was enough to spark his desire to become a constable. Read more »

Auckland Zoo Covid-19 Response

Press Release – Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is open and the health and safety of all our visitors, our wider community, staff and animals continues to be our top priority. Read more »

Auckland Council To Close Pools, Recreation Centres And Major Venues To Reduce Risk Of COVID-19

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland’s libraries, pools and recreational centres, as well as the Maritime Museum and Art Gallery, will close for two weeks from today in line with Government recommendations to constrain the spread of COVID-19. Read more »

Public Transport Continues To Operate As Usual – AT COVID-19 Update 20 March 2020

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Government has announced a number of new restrictions aimed at reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection. These include banning indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. Read more »

Open, Vigilant And Ready To Welcome You.

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

These are uncertain times. But your Museum remains vigilant, open and ready to welcome you.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our visitors, people and communities. We’re actively monitoring the situation and following the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s expert advice. Read more »

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