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Archive for March, 2020

Kiwibank Branches Open For Urgent Needs Only During Lockdown

Press Release – Kiwibank


Kiwibank is encouraging customers to continue using online and phone banking services during lockdown, but from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April) is opening some of its branches on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm to provide urgent services only. Read more »

58 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today, there are 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 new probable cases.

There are no additional deaths to report.  Read more »

Auckland Council Staff Deployed To Assist Government Food Distribution Programme

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Council is deploying more staff to help Aucklanders experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more »

BNZ Opens 48 Branches On Thursday

Press Release – BNZ

Online and contact-centre geared-up to help customers

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is open for business with online banking, digital tools, all smart ATMs, contact centres and 48 of its branches open this Thursday. Read more »

Major Implications For Retail Sector

Press Release – Paymark

Spending through Paymark dropped a huge 72% below year-ago levels on Thursday 26 March, not surprisingly, being the first day of the Level 4 restrictions. Retail spending then remained down by similar levels for rest of the week ending Sunday. Read more »

Migrants Need Access To Benefits Considering COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to grant people who do not meet the residential requirements access to benefits so that everyone can have a roof over their head and follow the Alert Level 4 Covid-19 guidelines. We are asking: Read more » Offers At Home Bowel Screening Tests For Everyone

Press Release –

Cancer is never a comfortable topic to talk about, but it is one that statistically will affect the vast majority of New Zealanders in some form. Read more »

South Pacific Scaffolding Ltd – A Stellar Safety Record Going Back Over 25 Years

Press Release – South Pacific Scaffolding

Over the last decade, there has been a boom in construction projects across Auckland. Our ever-expanding cityscape and the increasing demand for housing has seen suburbs and city blocks appear seemingly overnight. This high turnover of new developments has led us all to feel desensitized to the sight of a construction site. For most, it’s just the usual thing we see on our daily commute. Read more »

Everything Landlords Need To Know About The Upcoming “Healthy Home Heating Standards”

Press Release – Varcoe

There are major changes on the horizon for all landlords in regards to heating their rental properties. What exactly are these regulations, and what are your obligations as a landlord to ensure that your rental property is compliant? Read more »

Waipareira Covid-19 Testing Station Opens In West Auckland

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau o Waipareira has set up a drive-in assessment centre in west Auckland to serve whānau who have reason to believe they are at risk of Covid-19. Read more »

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