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Don’t freak out, ShakeOut

Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan is challenging more people to join the almost 650,000 who have already signed up to take part in the nation-wide ShakeOut drill, happening tomorrow.

 

Don’t freak out, ShakeOut

New Zealand increases climate aid contribution

Government commits $1.3 billion over four years to support countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change
At least 50 percent of funding will go to the Pacific as it adapts to the impacts of climate change
The increase means New Zealand now meets its fair share of global climate funding
The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today in the lead up to the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.
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New digital tool with ‘sass’ helps wāhine Māori ditch the smokes

Kuīni is a new digital tool for young wāhine who want to quit smoking. She is a chatbot with a personality, face and attitude that is all about young, dynamic and diverse Māori women.

“That word Kuīni is so special to me,” says Ngā Puhi/Samoa artist Coco Solid AKA (Jessica Hansell) who led the concept of Kuīni with Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency.

“It flips what we, as Māori women, are constantly told about ourselves – which is that we’re the bottom rung of the ladder. We’re saying ‘you are the centre, you define what this is, the vernacular is yours, the world view is yours’.”
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Ministry of Health

60 community cases of COVID-19; 5 new border cases; 89 percent of Aucklanders complete one vaccine dose

There are 60 new community cases today; 57 in Auckland and three in the Waikato. As at 10am, 36 of these cases are linked – 18 of which are household contacts – and 24 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak.

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 with some restrictions eased. This will be reviewed on Monday 18 October

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 with some restrictions eased. This will be reviewed on Monday 18 October.

 

Alert level advice for Auckland

Super Saturday: Get vaccinated

Let’s get back to doing the things we love. We need your help getting all of Aotearoa vaccinated this Saturday 16 October.

Super Saturday

COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest

For more information on Locations of Interest

Covid 19 Updates

Auckland, Northland and Waikato remain at Alert Level 3

The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2.

For more information – click here Covid 19 Updates

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Wellbeing in Education

Education plays a critical role in promoting and supporting the well-being of children and young people.

This page outlines our commitment and provides resources for educators, learners, parents, and whānau to help support the wellbeing of children and young people.

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Stepping up to the front line

Wing 346 marching on to their graduation parade.

Thirty-nine new constables are ready for their frontline roles after 16 weeks of Police training and a graduation – with loved ones watching on from afar in a livestreamed ceremony.

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