Winter illness placing pressure on health system

Multiple winter illnesses placing pressure on health system; more than 155,000 COVID-19 cases recorded in Canterbury   Canterbury has now recorded more than 155,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with almost 1000 new cases recorded today. Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure our health system.   Vaccination and healthy habits are the … Continued

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Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert

Annual test of Emergency Mobile Alert system is taking place next Sunday The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place between 6 and 7 pm on Sunday 22 May 2022. An alert will be broadcast to all capable phones. The test of Emergency Mobile Alert allows us to evaluate the system, cell … Continued

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Increase in Service Provider Rates

Age Concern Canterbury regrets to advise that due to increased costs overall, our service provider charges will be increasing from April 1, 2022. The new rates are: Cleaner                     $27 per hour Gardener                  $30 per hour Lawnmowing      … Continued

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Edgeware Postal Agency to close

We have been advised that the NZ PostShop, located in Kiwi Bookshop, 76 Edgeware Road, Saint Albans, will be permanently closing on Friday 25th March. The owner of the bookshop has decided to close their business. In preparation for the closure, the PO Boxes at this agency will be relocated on Monday 14th March to … Continued

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The Eldernet Group proves SMEs are thriving against the odds

Turning 25 is an occasion every business should celebrate. Yet it will be a particularly significant milestone for The Eldernet Group, given the company has spent the previous decade operating from one of the suburbs hardest hit by the Christchurch earthquakes. Like many other businesses around the country, it has also successfully navigated the past … Continued

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Supermarkets putting vaccinations on Cantabrians’ shopping lists

The push to increase Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination rates is continuing with PAK’n SAVE Wainoni and New World Ferry Road set to make receiving a vaccine even more accessible.   Both supermarkets have teamed up with Canterbury DHB’s vaccination team to host community clinics in their car parks on the following days and times over the … Continued

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Covid-19 Vaccinations at home in Canterbury

COVID-19 vaccination home visits are available for people who experience significant barriers to getting vaccinated at existing clinics or events. First, please check www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz/ clinics to find information on vaccination locations, including disability events, drive-ins, drop-ins, General Practices, Pharmacies, and Māori and Pasifika-focused services. The website above also includes information about transportation options. The Metro … Continued

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Cantabrians urged to get vaccinated on Super Saturday

With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who haven’t already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.   Approximately 82 percent of our eligible enrolled Canterbury population is now either fully vaccinated, has had a single dose or is booked … Continued

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Vaccination roll out steps up another gear in the Selwyn District

Canterbury DHB and the Selwyn District Council are pleased to be able to confirm a series of drop-in vaccination clinics for Waikirikiri Selwyn.   Three community pop-up events will take place at: 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community Centre 12pm – 6pm Thursday 30 September, Rolleston Community Centre 9:30am – 2pm Friday 1 … Continued

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Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting at its facilities under Delta Alert Level 2

   Dr Helen Skinner, Canterbury DHB Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Controller has made the following announcement about changes to Hospital visiting under Delta Alert Level 2 Following New Zealand (apart from the greater Auckland region) moving to ‘COVID-19 Delta Alert Level 2’, Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions. Under Delta Alert Level … Continued

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