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24 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

Hawke’s Bay’s nine-day ‘zero new cases’ streak was broken by a single case on Tuesday (the partner of a confirmed case, in iso already, so no contact tracing required), and the signs remain positive as we count down to Level…

Bridget Freeman-Rock24 April 2020

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How to unwind stress

Covid Recovery

We are living in unprecedented times right now. The emergence of Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down. This virus has changed the way we socialise, how we work and how we live. Many of us don’t know what to…

Hazel Thomas24 April 2020

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What do we take forward?

Covid Recovery

Central Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful place. Lush, green, peaceful and productive – an incredibly fertile place where the magic of soil, water, climate and clever people come together to grow healthy and tasty food. As economic unrest comes upon…

Alex Walker21 April 2020

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Virus affects farmers and meatworks

Covid Recovery

The rural sector is facing a double whammy with a serious drought and feed shortage, while Covid-19 distancing is halving the operating capacity of freezing works, forcing downsizing and concerns for the immediate future of farming. Rain in Wairoa means…

Keith Newman21 April 2020

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20 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

For seven days in a row now, we can report no new cases for Hawke’s Bay, and even better, that half of all our cases have since recovered. Meantime, the Government has announced another week of Level 4 lockdown, transitioning…

BayBuzz Team20 April 2020

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17 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

No new cases for Hawke’s Bay. For New Zealand our lowest increase in Covid-19 cases since 18 March, and all 8 connected to extant clusters, yet the largest number of tests done, including a random sample of 300 at a…

BayBuzz Team17 April 2020

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Help for homeless and hungry

Covid Recovery

The demand for foodbanks, food parcels and hardship grants has escalated around the country with councils, Government agencies and community groups, including the Salvation Army and Nourished for Nil, committed to ensuring people get their essential needs met. Nourished for…

Keith Newman17 April 2020

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Are we ready for Level 3?

Covid Recovery

Wading through what the public health experts have to say, maybe not so fast. Yes, the nationwide stats look favourable. A tremendous credit to our frontline health professionals and to the citizens of NZ who have done their absolutely essential…

Tom Belford16 April 2020

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16 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

Third consecutive day: no new cases for Hawke’s Bay. The focus is now on ensuring there’s no surprise pockets of community transmission. Along with upping the testing around the country, there is some targeted sentinel testing within certain communities (such…

BayBuzz Team16 April 2020

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Rethinking HB business future

Covid Recovery

Hawke’s Bay’s ‘non-essential’ businesses should use downtime to re-evaluate distribution and supply chain capability, ways to spread business risk, and at buying and manufacturing locally if they want to survive the post-lock down blues. Business HB CEO Carolyn Neville is…

Keith Newman16 April 2020

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Planning for Napier recovery

Covid Recovery

With the coronavirus lockdown appearing to be working, I know many of you are already thinking, ‘Now what?’ Let me assure you that, despite still being in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Napier City Council has begun to develop…

Kirsten Wise15 April 2020

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15 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

No new cases for Hawke’s Bay, but one new case for the Ruby Princess cluster. While the Ministry of Health website now lists 19 as part of this “Hawke’s Bay cluster”, yesterday Ashley Bloomfield clarified that Sunday’s two Ruby Princess…

BayBuzz Team15 April 2020

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14 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

While we had our highest number of deaths from Covid-19 announced today, we have only 17 new cases nationwide (and no new cases for Hawke’s Bay). Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirms, “Yes, we are passed the peak, that seems clear now.”…

BayBuzz Team14 April 2020

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13 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

Two new cases in Hawke’s Bay are linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship, bringing the total in that cluster to 18, according to the Ministry of Health website. In Australia alone, over 660 passengers from that fated cruise have…

BayBuzz Team13 April 2020

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Tourists, campers caught out

Covid Recovery

The Covid-19 lockdown at the tail end of the summer season caught many freedom campers and tourists off guard, including those who planned to be on the road for a lot longer and quickly needed to lock down. DOC closed…

Keith Newman13 April 2020

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12 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

Happy Easter, Hawke’s Bay, and what a glorious day it is too! No new cases for us, so the stats remain the same, save for a new raft of testing. There’s a couple of interesting reports on RNZ today. One…

BayBuzz Team12 April 2020

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11 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

Two new cases in Hawke’s Bay (no contact tracing required). And our one hospital admission currently in HB is now in ICU, according to director of public health, Caroline McElnay. The good news is, investigation has clearly linked the case…

BayBuzz Team11 April 2020

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10 April HB Stats

Covid Recovery

New Zealand’s second death from Covid-19 was announced today; a woman in her 90s from a Christchurch rest home. In NZ overall there’s a “strong, declining” link to overseas travel, which accounts for just 40% of new confirmed cases, with…

BayBuzz Team10 April 2020

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