Local boards still working for Auckland during lockdown

Auckland Council’s 21 local boards have shifted their work online, making essential business and community support a priority over the coming weeks. Some of March’s...

Auckland Council staff deployed to assist food distribution

Auckland Council is deploying more staff to help Aucklanders experiencing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. In line with the welfare directive announced...

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...

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...

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...

Covid-19 latest – 1 dead, 63 new cases, new total 514

THE LATEST FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MARCH 29, 2020 The Ministry of Health has reported New Zealand's first coronavirus-related death. Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health,...

83 new cases of Covid-19 in NZ – total 451

THE LATEST FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH March 28, 2020 There are 83 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand made up of 78 new confirmed...


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