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Mixed messages on Covid testing

Mahurangi residents who want to avoid lengthy delays on the telephone are being encouraged to call their local medical centre if they want to get tested for Covid-19. At 9.15am today, the Healthline had a queue of 140 callers waiting to get information. One...... Read More

Good as Gold award for Morgans in Snells Beach

Snells Beach couple John and Carol Morgan have been presented with $5000 from ASB’s Good as Gold competition. The money was presented to them as a surprise at the Mahurangi Fire Station last month. In 2011, Carol’s daughter Paula died from...... Read More

Queues form at checkpoints

Long queues have formed at a police checkpoint on State Highway 1, just north of Te Hana. Police have set-up nine checkpoints on Auckland’s southern and northern boundaries in response to the Level 3 lockdown, which came into force at midday today...... Read More

Traffic building on roads

Lengthy traffic queues are building at several police checkpoints as Level 3 lockdown comes into force for the entire Auckland region. Vehicles are being stopped on a number of roads along the Auckland-Northland border, including State Highway 1, north...... Read More

Dentists offering Level 3 care

Anyone experiencing extreme pain or a dental emergency during Level 3 can get help from local dentists, as all are offering emergency care to patients. Matakana Dental will close its Snells Beach branch, but will offer emergency treatment at its Matakana...... Read More

Surgery deemed essential

Surgeries at the Rodney Surgical Centre will continue this week. Chief executive officer Marianne Davidson-Beker says she is confident the centre has good systems in place to keep staff and patients safe, as well as sufficient Personal Protection Equipment...... Read More

Rest homes shut their doors

Rest homes in Mahurangi closed to visitors at midday today. Preparations were being made this morning to set-up tables outside the main entrance of the Summerset Falls retirement home so people can still leave food for family members. Communications...... Read More

Supermarkets roll out restrictions again

People were queuing outside Warkworth supermarkets from 6am this morning following the announcement that Auckland is going into Level 3 lockdown. At New World, there was a queue of socially distanced shoppers out to the car park entrance at 8.30am, as...... Read More

College suspends schoolwork for three days

Mahurangi College has responded with military-like efficiency to the Level 3 announcement thanks, in part, to the swift action of Covid-responder Keith Tennant who is an ex-infantry soldier. Emails went out to parents and teachers last night asking them...... Read More

Council closes facilities

In line with Auckland’s move to Alert Level 3, Auckland Council has closed all of its community facilities, effective immediately. This includes all playgrounds and other facilities within our parks, like park benches and basketball courts, as...... Read More