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Alert Level 3 timing welcome, but not an excuse to drop our guard

Unite against COVID-19

Mon 20 Apr 2020

The Prime Minister’s announcement of when New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 in our fight against COVID-19 is a positive step, but no excuse to drop our guard, says Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Alternate Controller Sue Kelly.

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Taranaki is looking out for you, region's elderly assured

Unite against COVID-19

Sun 19 Apr 2020

Taranaki has good support systems to ensure the welfare of its elderly and others vulnerable groups despite restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, says the region’s Alternate Civil Defence Controller, Sue Kelly.

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We're still at Level 4 - don't drop your guard

Unite against COVID-19

Fri 17 Apr 2020

The possibilities that will open up under Pandemic Alert Level 3 will be forefront in many people’s minds but it’s important to remember we’re still at Level 4, says Taranaki Civil Defence Controller Craig Campbell-Smart.

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Support for farmers to keep up the good work 

Thu 16 Apr 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 highlight the vital role of farmers in the regional economy, and the challenges they face are not being overlooked in the wider pandemic response, says Taranaki Civil Defence Controller Craig Campbell-Smart.  

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Back to school, but with a difference

Tue 14 Apr 2020

As term two starts for the region’s school children, it’s back to school-work but not yet back to school.

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Staying on the bright side of the bubble 

Mon 13 Apr 2020

It’s natural and normal that many of us will be feeling stress and anxiety as we clock up three weeks in our bubbles says Taranaki Civil Defence Alternate Group Controller Sue Kelly.

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It’s Easter, but not as we know it

Thu 09 Apr 2020

While the Easter break was to have signalled the start of the school holidays and the traditional end of the summer weather for many, it’s important to acknowledge that this year will be a little different, says Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management

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Local recoveries great news, but no excuse to drop our guard

Wed 08 Apr 2020

The announcement by the Taranaki District Health Board that eight of the region’s 14 cases of COVID-19 have recovered has been welcomed by Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management, but it’s not an excuse for us to drop our guard against the virus.

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