13/01/2022: HE PANUI TUPATO - PREPARE NOW FOR A POSSIBLE HIT ON TE HIKU BY CYCLONE CODY THIS WEEKEND
Cyclone Cody today moved into New Zealand's area of responsibility.
FROM ARTICLE BY DR RAWIRI TAONUI
- Māori cases declining faster than all other ethnicities
- Active Pākehā cases over holidays increase 40.8% while Māori decline 63.4%
- Māori 10.3 times more likely to become infected
- Māori mortality 9.2 times higher
- Omicron substantial risk for unvaccinated Māori
- Higher proportion of cases for under-12 Māori
To read the full article, click https://waateanews.com/2022/01/14/maori-covid-19-weekly-situation-report/
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa i tae mai ki te hui hapori i tenei ra. He mihi hoki ki a Albert Cash te kaiwhakahaere me te Kaikaunihera Dave Collard, NZ Rural Support Trust, Ngai Takoto iwi me Te Papa Atawhai mo ta ratou tautoko i te hui.
Thank you to all who attended today’s community meeting. Thank you also to Albert Cash for facilitating and Councillor Dave Collard, NZ Rural Support Trust, Ngai Takoto and DOC for their support during the meeting.
All of the Northland District is moving to a restricted fire season, except for the area north of Awanui to Cape Reinga and the Karikari Peninsula (that are year round in a restricted fire season) which will move to a prohibited fire season.
The change took place 8am Wednesday 12 January (today).
A restricted fire season means a permit will be required to light an open-air fire. If you need to apply for a permit, please use the ‘can I light a fire’ tool on www.checkitsalright.nz
Ka aroha ki te mate me tana whanau.
NB: in response to a query, the marae have clarified the following: “Where the boats launch is ok as it is well away from the accident scene. Swimming and launching is ok as long as there is no taking of Kaimoana in the red area.”
10 Jan, 2022 07:00 AM
By Jamie Morton
Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says an Omicron outbreak in New Zealand isn't a question of if, but when. He answers five key questions.
Kia ora. One new community case today which was a close contact of an existing case.
Good morning everyone from the Far North. Today at the Waiharara fire we have 64 firefighters on the ground, they are being supported by the same number of support staff. The support staff range from the Incident Management Team to helicopter pilots and heavy machinery operators. We also have nine pieces of heavy machinery and four helicopters and another one available. Everyone plays a crucial role in the management of this fire. Yesterday a predicted easterly wasn't as strong as first thought, but it does appear as if some wind from the east is starting to come through this morning.
Morena. You may have noticed the Ministry of Health announcement yesterday of 1 new case in Northland.
This resulted from a repeat Covid test taken from a known Auckland case that had already completed their isolation period in Northland.
This will be classified as a ‘historic case’ at our end when all the contacts of the case have completed their isolation periods.
We therefore continue to see no new cases in Northland.
Below are some YouTube videos which were released today….. helpful for people we come into contact witH.