Auckland Scoop

Archive for July, 2020

New COVID-19 Community Testing Centres Open In Metropolitan Auckland This Weekend

Press Release – Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre

From this weekend there will be a new model for delivering community testing for COVID-19 in Auckland.

The new model will provide the same testing capacity but will be delivered by a different mix, including four new Community Testing Centres (CTCs) and more mobile testing units. Read more »

Old Slip Adds Complexity To Mangamuka Gorge Road Repair

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says it’s still too early to say when SH1 through the Mangamuka Gorge can be opened to traffic. Read more »

Closing The Measles Immunity Gap – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre


The campaign to restore New Zealand’s herd immunity to measles is underway.

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Thousands Set To ‘explore’ Sir Ed’s Hut In Antarctica

Press Release – Antarctic Heritage Trust

Scott Base’s oldest building, a hut built by a Sir Edmund Hillary-led team, is about to open its doors to the public – virtually. Read more »

New Survey Finds High Levels Of Prolonged Loneliness After Lockdown

Press Release – Loneliness NZ

Auckland, 1 August 2020 – The number of people experiencing prolonged loneliness – where people self-report feeling lonely most or all of the time – was of concern pre-COVID-19. Since the onset of the global pandemic a question raised is whether the incidence of prolonged loneliness has increased or decreased from pre-pandemic levels during and after lockdown. Read more »

Conditional Land Deal For Foodeast Signed

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and purchase agreement for land at the Tomoana Food Hub in Elwood Rd, Hastings, was signed last week. Read more »

NZ Based Fundraising Start Up Helping Schools And Clubs Post Covid

Press Release – Raise It

At the start of 2020 Raise It Fundraising, an NZ based start-up specialising in helping schools and clubs fundraise online, were getting underway to take their revolutionary online fundraising campaigns to schools and clubs around New Zealand. Then Covid19 ground fundraising to a halt. Read more »

Prime Minister Launches Urban Marae Housing Development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The construction of a papakāinga at Te Māhurehure Cultural Marae in Point Chevalier will add 14 new homes to Auckland’s public housing stock and accommodate whānau who are most in need. Read more »

Funding Boost Unlocks Potential Economic Powerhouse For The Bay Of Plenty

Press Release – Quayside Properties Limited

The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) today announced it will contribute $18 million to unlock development plans for the Rangiuru Business Park, signalling huge industrial growth for the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

It has been 91 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Read more »

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