Stay home save lives: Simeon Brown’s column

My column to you this week is online only as our local Howick and Pakuranga Times papers have made the decision to close during...

Supermarkets able to open on Easter Sunday

The Government is ensuring supermarkets can open on Easter Sunday so we can buy groceries, but stay closed on Good Friday allowing workers to...

MECOSS: community volunteers required

In this unprecedented time, Pakuranga MP, Simeon Brown has identified that one of the areas of need we should try to address within our...

Countdown announces rent relief for tenants

Countdown has today announced a package to support small businesses across the country, with rent relief being offered to tenants like cafes, travel agencies,...

Major implications for retail sector as spending takes a dive

Spending through Paymark, which processes the majority of all electronic transactions in the New Zealand, dropped a huge 72 per cent below year-ago levels...

PSA: support workers may refuse to work if PPE not provided

Home support workers say they are scared to go to work because without adequate supplies of personal protective equipment they risk spreading Covid-19 to...

Covid-19: Modelling provides a clear warning of consequences

A series of mathematical models warning of the consequences for the lack of early action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 reinforce the importance...

Howick Village landlord waives tenants’ rent for April

Following the announcement of the Covid-19 national lockdown, Wally Rice of Rice Family Partnership says there was no hesitation in giving a rent-free April...

76 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 – total 589

LATEST UPDATE FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH March 30, 2020  Today, there are 76 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. One of our probable cases has now been...

Level 4 restriction breaches: online form for public to report

Police have today launched a new online form which the public can use to report COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restriction breaches. The online form can...


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