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  • 0 2 new cases of Covid 19 announced this afternoon in associated with the Papatoetoe case.. Feb 23rd

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    Two more community cases of Covid-19 have been announced. They are siblings of a Papatoetoe High School student confirmed as a positive case earlier on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health said the siblings are a teenager and an infant. The teenager, who was also, until recently, a student at Papatoetoe High, works at Kmart Botany in east Auckland.   The person at work on February 19 and 20 between 4pm-10pm.  From the MOH 23 February 2021 The Ministry of Health was this afternoon notified that two siblings of today’s positive case from Papatoetoe High School have also tested positive for COVID-19. The siblings are a teenager and an infant. The parents and a third older sibling have returned negative tests. The family has been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility. Today’s initial case, a Papatoetoe High School student known as Case I, has not been at school. They are a casual plus contact of the initial case at Papatoetoe High School and had been advised to self-isolate and get tested. The teenage sibling, known as Case J, recently finished school and has been working at Kmart Botany. Case J was at work on Friday 19 February and Saturday 20 February between 4pm and 10pm. Kmart Botany is regarded as a location of interest. Therefore anyone who was at Kmart Botany, 500 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, at these times is considered a casual plus contact. If you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation timeframes and testing requirements. Thirty-one staff at Kmart have already been identified as close contacts and are isolating and being provided with public health advice. Other locations of interest for the three cases are continuing to be investigated and will be notified when available. The infant, known as Case K, does not have childcare outside the home. A testing centre was set up at the school early afternoon and 672 tests were done today. Testing will be available again at the school tomorrow. The school community has been requested to return to complete testing if they did not receive it today. The Ministry is advising everyone in a Papatoetoe High School household must stay away from work or any other school, educational facility or community setting (e.g. the supermarket or any other place outside the home). The school remains closed and no students or staff will be able to return until advised by a Medical Officer of Health. At this point, household members who are not students or staff do not need to be retested, unless they have symptoms or are asked to do so. We will be providing updates on contact tracing tomorrow. Whole genome sequencing of Case I will be available tomorrow.  Four  Places of Interest    since Feb 19th Alerts have been sent personally to subscribers in the area. You can arrange for your own alerts at www.lert.info

  • 0 New Symptoms Appearing With Latest Covid Cases in NZ. (Feb 24th)

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    Two cases of the UK Covid variant reported in New Zealand – including one of the cases announced last week – have reported muscle aches and lethargy, Ashley Bloomfield said. Most commonly, Covid-positive cases report respiratory symptoms like a cough and sore throat. “This is the interesting thing and we have seen this now in the last few cases with this variant, not-typical symptoms,” Bloomfield told TVNZ “I want to alert people to this, that muscle aches and lethargy [can be symptoms of Covid].” He added: “We saw this in the case in Northland, we’ve seen it out here and even our first case from this school… the young girl who thought her muscle aches were from walking around Mt Taranaki.” Video -  TVNZ Interview with Dr Ashley Bloomfield   For Covid and over 20 other types of alerts register at www.lert.info  

  • 0 Covid 19 Level changes February 14 Covid update

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    The Prime Minister has announced tonight, as of midnight Sunday 14th alert levels change as follows. Auckland will go to Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Level 2 A reminder of the levels is HERE   Auckland people essentially need to stay home and in their bubbles and work from home unless it's not possible. Maintain physical distancing. Face coverings should be used outside your home. Anyone that is experiencing cold or flu symptoms should get tested HERE. A border will be put in place for Auckland similar to last time. Rest of New Zealand - Businesses and schools operate as normal but need to record visitors, and maintain physical distancing. Compulsory mask wearing on public transport. Mass gatherings limited to 100people. Remind people to scan in using the Covid app. If you are well and not been to any of the PLACES OF INTEREST  there is no need to get tested. The One News Press Conference is HERE    These levels will run till midnight Wednesday will be reviewed every 24hrs Remember to sign up for free alerts at www.lert.info   This is NZ's most advanced alert service available Ends:  

  • 0 Two New Covid Cases in Auckland

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      There are two new cases associated with the Pullman Hotel in the Auck area Attached is a full interview  with Min of Health Chris Hipkins . If you have any of the symptoms and have been to the locations mentioned, please get a check. If you have no symptoms and have not visited the locations at the time mentioned, you don't need to test. Turning up just puts an unnecessary strain on the testing facilities and you will likely be turned away .                        Places of interest. • BBQ King Albany - Jan 15, 5pm-6pm* • BBQ King Albany - Jan 16, 5pm-6pm* • BBQ King Albany - Jan 17, 11am-2pm • Pak n Save Silverdale - Jan 17, 2pm-2.30pm • BBQ King Albany - Jan 17, 5pm-9pm • Pak n Save Silverdale - Jan 18, midday-12.30pm • BBQ King - Albany Jan 18, 12.30pm-3pm • Caltex Ōrewa - Jan 18, 1pm-1.30pm • BBQ King Albany - Jan 18, 5pm-9pm • Pak n Save Silverdale – Jan 21, 1.37pm - 1.53pm* • ASB Wairau Valley – Jan 21, 2.06pm - 2.09pm* • New World Ōrewa – Jan 23, 12.30pm - 1.30pm* • Hickeys Pharmacy Ōrewa - Jan 23, 12.30pm-1.30pm • Farmers Albany -Jan 24, 11.29am - 12.08pm (updated time) • Tai Ping Supermarket Albany - Jan 24, midday-1pm • Pak n Save Silverdale – Jan 25, 2.35pm - 3.02pm* • DaHua Supermarket Northcote - Jan 26, 12.57pm - 1.45pm * • Caltex Ōrewa - Jan 25, 2.15pm-2.30pm * Anyone who visited any of these locations at the times indicated needs to get a covid test  For alerts if this becomes a "thing" go to www.lert.info   Ends

  • 1 Your Wee's Tell The Story

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 25-01-2021
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    Another couple of hot days, with some places getting more than 8 degrees above normal. Some places will reach 36 degrees maybe more. Remember to slip, slop, slap, seek shade and very importantly stay hydrated. Start the day with a 1/2 ltre of water onboard and continually drink. Drink small amounts often. When the air is dry you will not notice you're sweating as it evaporates instantly. If you bend down and upon coming back up you feel dizzy you're probably dehydrated. Your blood is thickening and can't circulate as easily.  A couple of ways you can tell you're needing fluids1 You haven't done wees for several hours2 Your wees are quite dark3 If your wees are almost clear then you should be OK  

  • 0 Heavy Rain May Be On the Horizon For Auckland/Northland

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 24-01-2021
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    Weatherwatch is keeping an eye on storm potential next week from the sub-tropics but there is UNCERTAINTY with this low.   It was spotted a few days ago but It’s too early to lock in. Confidence is about 30% of a direct hit in Auckland at this early stage.   WeatherWatch has been monitoring this development for several days now. Modelling last week showed the low going into the Tasman Sea and reaching the South Island. Today it’s more northern focused.     At present this is one to keep in the back of your mind.    Register for free alerts at www.lert.info       

  • 0 Locations of interest visited by Northland positive case revealed.

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    Information is now in of all the places visited by the Northland person January 14th to January 22nd   Full details - Northland Covid Case, Places that Were Visited       Businesses being proactive  and closing till Thursday from Waikato to Northland   Free emergency alerts, sent to you in real time -  www.lert.info  You might need this if more cases occur and you need reliable information.    If you want to get Covid Tested CLICK HERE  for list of locations

  • 0 2021 Gets off to a Thunderous Start

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    Happy New Year to all our wonderful members! We've rung in another year and probably most of you will be happy to leave 2020 far behind. If you have been adversely affected by the events of 2020, we're sorry to hear that. As a nation though, we have shown the world yet again, that can we punch above our weight. Stu, one of our team, flew to Wellington for a break. He was able to run the service on IPad, laptop and phone, which is part of our regular system check. This ability gives us more flexibility and resilience. He said the only thing different about the trip were masks on the plane. NZ really is a pretty good place to call home. Thunderstorms and flooding start the year The year has started off wet and thundery with flooding at various locations.  Multiple Severe thunderstorm warnings went out.  Email-only users may have received alerts late or read them after the events had started. Sadly this is just an inherent weakness of email and is totally beyond our control.  Txt users however got alerts within 1 minute.  We saw many email only subscribers change to the $2/mth txt service once we explained the difference to them.  More user comments. Any situation: damaging thunderstorms, fires, floods and so on, can develop extremely quickly and it's here that Txts are superior for alerting you immediately. In 2020 we sent around 15 evacuation alerts. Getting these late could be life threatening. You can switch to the Premium service by logging in here .  If you need help, just contact us. We totally respect whichever service you use though, we just want to keep you safer but be aware of the differences. If you not a Lert Member and want to get our alerts click here. One of our members was extremely appreciative of our txt alert for Timaru recently:"You guys rock. Thanks for the text warning. Managed to get my car undercover. Don't need another write off. Really appreciated all you do"   App Update We are alpha testing various aspects of our app and have found a couple of things needing improvement. Next will be beta-testing.  We want you to have the best app possible. Still no date for release unfortunately. The app will set a new standard for alerting in NZ .  Members Providing Alert Information  We always welcome alert information and photos during events or if you see something. We find member information faster and often more accurate than official sources. You'll be helping other members too. Best to email us at info@lert.info if you see something. Facebook Please don't be offended if we don't reply to your comments or questions for anything we post on Facebook. It is not well designed for us to quickly reply especially when we're busy.   Coronavirus There are mutated strains appearing that are 50-70%+ more infectious than the strain we first dealt with in NZ. Please continue scanning QR codes. The QR scanning tool is different to the Bluetooth part of the app which is automatic. Contact tracing will be the first thing officials go to when there is a new community case especially if it's the new variant. Till next time, we wish you a much better year in 2021. Cheers! The Lert Info Team

  • 0 SH3 URUTI, TARANAKI – EMERGENCY WORKS

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    SH3 URUTI, TARANAKI – EMERGENCY WORKS Following the slip at the Uruti site in December, works that were scheduled prior to Christmas will resume on Wednesday 13 January. Our crews will be on-site from 7am-5pm with a 45-minute STOP/STOP in place at 8:30am and 9:45am. 

  • 0 Overnight SH2 Remutaka Hill Road Closure

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    Upcoming night closures The next scheduled 5-night closure for Remutaka Hill road is from 9pm Sunday 17 January to 4am Friday 22 January 2021. This 5-night closure is the third in a series of closures for the year 2020/2021 that enable our road crews to safely undertake essential maintenance and slip prevention works.The maintenance works will ensure the road is in good condition, and the slip prevention works will improve accessibility by reducing the risk of falling rocks and debris on to the road, for the safety of all road users.

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