THIS IS MESSAGE CONTAINS VARIOUS ITEMS OF INTEREST.
1. Kia ora koutou – Good morning all
Last night Auckland Emergency Management sent through a message which can be circulated to your networks to provide an additional layer of support in your communities.
From Wednesday 1 April, Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks can call us on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week for assistance. If you are unsure about whether or not this is right for you, just give us a call and we’ll talk it through.
Read more about this initiative on OurAuckland:
2. All Civil Defence Emergency groups nationwide have activated with an emergency number so this message can also be distributed to your family, friends and colleagues in other parts of New Zealand.
As you are identifying and connecting with our elderly and vulnerable neighbours and community members, you may come across a few people who have specific needs or requirements that we are just physically unable to help with. Connecting locally is obviously of paramount importance but just in case please find the following information which you will find reassuring as a back up and fall-back safety net when we may not have local connections.
You can refer to the dedicated AEM Covid-19 website for updates.
Remember people are allowed to go to the supermarket or pharmacy alone. It is okay to ask neighbours or family and friends who live locally to do this for someone who is unable to go themselves (e.g. for an older person who can’t go out). If someone has urgent welfare needs and is unable to get assistance from friends, family or neighbours to get:basic supplies such as food (including food for your pets, essential toiletries, baby items, etc, then refer them (or contact on their behalf) this new AEM service. 0800 2222 96 7am to 7pm.
3. The Shore, Rodney & West Auckland Police
We have set up a new online system which you can use to report the following:
• Suspected COVID-19 L4 isolation breaches
• Businesses you suspect are breaching the essential services rule
Report to Police online @ www.police.govt.nz/105support
4. Dear community groups
Please be aware that Waste Management’s Resource Consent application to construct and operate a new regional landfill facility in the Dome Valley has been publicly notified and is now open for submissions until 26 May.
I know there is a great deal of interest in the community surrounding the proposed landfill so please make your contacts aware of this opportunity as it may otherwise be easily missed during the lock down period for Covid-19.
I trust you are all keeping well.
(From Beth Houlbrooke Rodney District Council)