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The Daily Wire

Keeping us connected

Friday, April 24, 2020
In this issue...

More updates ahead of the move to Covid-19 alert level 3; more about special ways to commemorate this Anzac Day; more thoughts entered in our diary; more things to do and still more laughs!
Hi Everyone

There will be a special Anzac Day edition of the Daily Wire tomorrow.
Please phone or email if you have planned something special, I would love to come and photograph your efforts for our community record books (I promise I won't break your bubble), or feel free to email any contributions.


Thank you to All
- for your contributions to the Daily Wire.
I would like you to know just how much those in this community appreciate your efforts. 
You have given of your time and energy. Your contributions have have been newsworthy, entertaining, thought-provoking, given us all a good laugh,  they have kept us in touch, and helped us to feel we are facing this together even though we have had to keep our distance.
You been there for your community. 
On their behalf, to each of you, thank you, this would not be possible without you.

Let's stay close whatever the distance
- Ruth
Click here to message, contribute, or subscribe to the Daily Wire.
Here is the link to the Government's
one stop shop for all things
Covid-19 https://covid19.govt.nz/






Anzac Day 2020


We remember at home
Poppy crafted by McGregor Hay
 
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


Links to national and regional commemorations, events and activities

The Returned and Services Association and New Zealand Defence Force #StandAtDawn 

Tune into Radio NZ National and Newstalk ZB (AM & FM frequencies), listen live on the internet or on your phone(download app here) for the official dawn service broadcast commencing at 6:00 am. Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals just as they would for the official public gathering. 

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage  mch.govt.nz/anzac-day

The Waitaki District Council -  Following the national service (details above) a video which features those from the district who served and are still serving will be streamed at 7am on You-Tube.  
Information to help get you through

Otago Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group
- Otago CDEM is reminding people Covid- alert level 4 restrictions are still in place until 11.59pm Monday, that is, for the whole of Anzac Weekend. Those who breach the rules will jeopardise the progress made in fighting the spread of Covid-19 and also risk arrest, group controller Richard Saunders, said.
Southern District Commander Paul Basham confirmed police checkpoints across Otago would continue over the weekend and enforcement action remained an option for anyone caught flouting the Level 4 rules. 
- Many Otago businesses will be eager to get back into action under Level 3 but protecting employees and the public from Covid-19 must be top priority, Mr Saunders said.
Businesses who can operate safely in Level 3 can start preparing.
This includes returning to places of work to receive freight if necessary providing people stick to social distancing and their bubbles.
The golden rules for businesses under Alert Level 3 are: 
- If your business requires close physical contact, it can’t operate.
- Staff should work from home if they can.
- Customers cannot come on to the premises – unless you are a supermarket, dairy, petrol station, pharmacy or permitted health service.
- the business must be contactless – your customers can pay online, over the phone or in another contactless way. Delivery or pick-up must also be contactless.
- Basic hygiene measures must be maintained – this includes physical distancing, hand-washing and regular cleaning of surfaces. Workers must stay home if they are sick.
-If you used PPE in your business before Covid-19, then keep using it in the same way. If you didn’t use PPE in your business before Covid-19, you don’t need it now. (This is the advice for retailers, manufacturers and service industries. Different advice applies to essential healthcare workers, border agencies, courts and tribunal staff, first responders and Corrections staff. See www.moh.govt.nz for more advice.)
- You must meet all other health and safety obligations.  

Transport and travel 
A detailed FAQs web-page about transport and travel under Covid-19 alert level 3 can be found on the Ministry of Transport's website here: https://www.transport.govt.nz/about/covid-19/#alert3

Cyber security
Under Covid-19 alert level 3, most New Zealanders will continue to need to work from home.  CERT NZ (the Government's Computer Emergency Response Team) recommends businesses and workers take measures to ensure they’re working in a secure way when not in the office. Guides are available on the CERT NZ website. This includes new guidance on remote access software.

Community support 
- A weekly social media, radio and TV broadcast in nine Pacific languages has begun this week.
Videos will be released each week on Wednesday on social media, followed by radio bulletins on Thursday and then a special TV3 (Three) broadcast on Friday at 4pm (and replayed every Monday at 11pm). You will be able to view the videos on the Ministry for Pacific People's Facebook page, YouTube channel and the government’s COVID-19 website.

 Temporary work visas due to expire from 2 April to 9 July (inclusive) will be automatically extended until 25 September 2020.

Gifts to warm hearts and homes

Angus, Toby and Max Gloag have been busy collecting pines cones from under the trees at Buscot Station. They would like to donate these to those who may not be able to collect for themselves. If you know of some one who might be in need of this thoughtful gift from the lads phone Jemma 03 438 9626 or 021 275 3662. 

Omarama Golf Club

The Omarama Golf club will open to members only from Tuesday under Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions. It will not be open to green-fees players.
Those using the course must play within their bubble.Please do not touch the flags. There will be sleeves placed in the holes - the ball will not go in the hole. 
- Omarama Golf Club president Greg Harper.
Our Coronavirus Diary - Day Twenty-nine
By  Charlotte Newfield

Dear Diary,
Be mindful, be kind, be safe. 
I have thought about many things while I have been spending my time in isolation with my husband and two girls. 
The first is how lucky we are. Lucky to live in a space that allows us to have freedoms within the town without putting anyone at real significant risk. We don't share lift buttons and door handles. We have plenty of space for that 2m gap while out for a walk or a bike ride and we have a beautiful environment to do it in. We have a small shop with fewer people crowding in and spreading germs.
I have been fortunate to spend some significant time with the family as a foursome. That's something which parents often take for granted when they work opposite shifts all summer and, for this time, I am grateful.
Many kiwis (myself included) are appreciative, not only for the positive outcome of lockdown but, more importantly, for all of the sacrifices that have been made and that will be made in the months and years to come.
It's important to acknowledge those who are unable to celebrate, unable to mourn, unable to get away, unable to have close contact, and those who are struggling and stressed financially because of Covid-19. 
It's important that we reach out to help those who are struggling in this difficult time. The future is uncertain and it's not really enough to say thank you for the sacrifices being made.
The best way we can do that is by taking a trip. Keep spending, spend more, spend a little or a lot, spend locally, spend domestically.
That little bit of spending could make a huge difference to some businesses who would otherwise struggle through the winter. 
My hope is that we can all pull through this with some kind of normality and that the town doesn't somehow metamorphose into something unrecognisable. 
This week's photo challenge
- the last few days at Covid-19 alert level 4 (we hope) 
From next week, we move to Covid-19 alert level 3 .
You know the drill - stay home, wash hands, be kind. We can beat this thing!!!
Accordingly, here is the next photo challenge - take a quick pic from your couch to mark these last few days at Covid-19 alert level 4  and email them to Omaramagazette@gmail.com 
Let's share what we can and maybe a have few laughs!

A sun-shiny autumn view from the couch at Michelle and Neville Kitchen's place

Opening Omarama's recipe book 
Our most treasured recipes

Can't wait to try this one ...
Together at home
We remember at home ...
Why not prepare a Returned and Services Association 'gunfire breakfast'?
https://www.facebook.com/RSANational/posts/2683320748614809:0

 
 


Thanking those who serve on the front line today...
 
See if you can puzzle this out...
(Click below to do the puzzle)
The answer - We're Better Together.
Anzac Day, Omarama 2019
https://jigex.com/JuDS
The Noticeboard

Would this be a good fit for someone you know?

This bike was left with GlenCraigs by a traveller who needed to return home quickly because of the border closures. Glenys and Craig have generously donated this to Omarama Police for it to be given away.
Consequently, Bean is looking for a deserving someone who may need a bike but is unable to buy one.
Nominations can be sent via text message to Bean at 021 191 4808.




Mobil Omarama will be open from 8am to 6pm 
seven days a week 

 


Challenge Omarama - the store is closed.
Fuel is available 24-hours via the pump pay station.
 
 

FROM NETWORK WAITAKI
"To ensure that we can keep the power flowing safely and reliably, we need to get back into essential maintenance and equipment replacement to ensure our network remains safe and reliable.  Like any system it needs maintenance and attention so it doesn’t break down.
Over the coming weeks, you’ll start to see our crews out there getting back into work.  Some of the work we do means we can’t keep everyone two metres apart, but they are working in their own extended bubbles and we have health and safety measures in place to minimise the risk.  
Where possible we will do the work in such a way that we keep the power on, but there might be some work we have to do where we need to switch the power off.  
We’ll let you know well in advance if this is going to affect you - we know the timing isn't great but with enough planning we hope to minimise the disruption to your household.  We apologise in advance for the inconvenience."

Network Waitaki ask that you refer to its Facebook page for regular updates 
 
PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED

SPORTS COURTS ARE CLOSED

RUBBISH COLLECTION SERVICES
People are advised to put on disposable gloves before moving bins and to wash hands thoroughly afterwards. The handles can be a coronavirus hot-spot and must be treated like any other surface, doorknobs, stair rails etc, collectors say.

OMARAMA AND  OTEMATATA RESOURCE RECOVERY PARK
Omarama open: Wednesday and Sunday – 9am to 11am
Otematata open: Wednesday and Sunday – 1pm to 3pm
Household rubbish: Only bags of household/domestic waste and essential commercial waste will be accepted. There will be no charge for bags, however, there is a limit of two bags per car, per week (car registrations are recorded to monitor this).
Commercial rubbish: commercial waste from current account holders will be accepted with no gate charge, and invoiced later.
To safely manage these facilities under current circumstances and to protect the facility operators’ wellbeing, please note the following conditions for using this service over the next four weeks:
• No recycling (either clean and store at home, or dispose of as rubbish)
• No green waste
• Place all waste in the marked area
• One person out of a car at any one time only
• Please do not talk to the booth operator
• Please leave promptly


Please do not enter a recovery park  if you are unwell or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19. Thank you!

WINTER SUPPLIES
If you're in need of essential winter supplies like heaters, blankets etc, you can still purchase these from online retailers during Alert Level 4.

 
Essential services operating in Omarama

Omarama Four Square (see below for how to place an order)

Omarama Veterinary Clinic - please phone ahead. 03 438 9868
" The veterinary professional has been given an official ‘essential service’ status and therefore will continue to be able to supply seasonal requirements. We have had assurance from suppliers that there will be no issue with supply (or logistics), so we would urge everyone that there is no necessity to stock up or forward purchase.
When you do visit our clinics you may be met at the front door to ensure that we regulate the number of people in the building at any point in time. Phoning ahead can allow orders to be prepared in advance and these can be brought to your car.

Firewood supplies:
SupplyMoore Yard

"Under current conditions we are still able to deliver your firewood if supply is necessary, we would like to do this without any contact so delivery instructions are important, post delivery we will text our bank details for payment, the yard will be closed for pick up so please text or message orders to us or Emma on 027 635 5664

Gas supplies:
Rockgas Mackenzie Country 
http://www.rockgasmackenziecountry.co.nz/
Omarama Four Square | 10 Chain Hills Highway | Omarama 9448 | Phone: 03 438 9895
 
 Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm  

CLOSED SUNDAYS
 
While New Zealand is at Covid-19 alert level 4 and in our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of our local and wider community, and our staff and their families - we offer the following options regarding your grocery requirements – should you be unable to, or simply prefer not to shop personally during this time of  uncertainty.
 
1.       Email order - and collect
2.       Email order - and delivery (within the township). 
 
This service is available Monday – Friday
Please send orders to - omarama@foursquare-si.co.nz
 
Emailed orders need to be received by 4pm (Sunday – Thursday) for delivery/collection Monday-Friday between (10am-12pm).  Please email if at all possible and refrain from phoning through orders.
 
Please find attached a template grocery order form to be completed, which on receiving – our team will put together for you – for either collection or delivery. 
At this stage, communication indicates stock levels of core lines are being maintained,
however further updates may see some non-essential lines reduced - alleviating unnecessary pressure on deliveries/transportation of goods.
 
Options for payment:
1.       Charged to existing account
2.       Payment by direct credit
3.       Payment on collection
 
Any significant updates affecting this current service will be communicated.
 
Stay safe everyone. 
From Alona and Blair, and your Four Square team
There are two ways to access the order form...
(In both cases the completed form must be emailed
to: omarama@foursquare-si.co.nz)

1. Click here to download the Microsoft Word form.
         * save it to your computer. 
         * type in your order, save it, attach it to the email and send.


2. Click
here to open the form as a PDF.
      * download the form and save it to your computer
      * print it
      *write your order on the form
      *scan it or photograph it, attach it to the email and send.

Shopping safely guidance now available

31 Mar 2020

Simple guidance is now available for people in New Zealand to keep themselves and others safe while doing their supermarket shop. 

The information covers:

  • how to prepare so you can get in and out quickly
  • tips to keep 2 metres away from other shoppers and supermarket staff
  • hygiene tips for while you shop
  • what to do with your groceries when you get home.

Find out more about shopping safely

 

On the Spot Otematata
 
The daily trading hours are:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 2pm
Saturdays – 9am to 1pm
Sundays – closed
 
"We are endeavouring to meet all your requests for the products you need. Unfortunately if these items are not something we stock, then there will be a delay in getting them. We only receive general groceries on a Tuesday and Thursday and the close-off time for us to order stock is two days prior to each of these days.
Fruit and vegetables are received every day during the week, so what you need today will generally be here the next (subject to availability).
Fresh bread, milk and dairy products are received Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Deliveries – Thank you to all those using our free delivery service.
This has resulted in fewer people visiting the store, ensuring that both you and we remain as safe as possible. We are now delivering daily (Mon-Fri) to all areas, so even if you only require one item, please don’t hesitate to email: westroad83@gmail.com or zebgts@gmail.com or phone (03) 438-7648. It’s no problem and we are probably going past your address anyway.
The daily close-off time for deliveries is midday (Monday to Friday). Any orders received after this time will be delivered the next week day. Deliveries are only made on week days, so please ensure that you have everything you need before midday on a Friday. 
Payment – Thank you for the speedy payments. Please don’t feel pressured to pay for every single delivery. We have a number of customers who are receiving deliveries every day, so please feel free to just paying several small deliveries together. If you don’t have access to internet banking, please give us a call.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way."

Best wishes and stay well...
On The Spot - Otematata
Ph (03) 438-7648
Kurow Medical Centre and its satellite clinics
in Twizel (Mackenzie Health Centre Private Clinic)
and Omarama (Community Hall)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM KUROW MEDICAL CENTRE
AND MACKENZIE HEALTH CENTRE.

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our vulnerable at-risk patients we have been asked by the College of General Practitioners to only see patients at our clinics if they really need to be seen.
For all other appointments, we will now do these via telephone OR virtual Consultations (for this you will need a computer, laptop or smart phone so we can send you a link to download). All screening appointments i.e. Health Heart Checks, Diabetic checks, Cervical Smears etc. will be re-scheduled for a later date.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE
(OR OMARAMA COMMUNITY CENTRE ON TUESDAYS)
UNTIL YOU HAVE PHONED AHEAD FIRST!
WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO TAKE THE PRECAUTION 
OF LOCKING THE CLINIC DOORS!

Call 03 436 0760 or 03 976 0503 to speak with the Doctor or Nurse.
Please be reassured you WILL be seen if your condition is urgent!

Our aim is to bring in patients one at a time from their cars.
Flu shots are now in and will still be given to patients who are eligible but this will now take place outside the clinics and preferably whilst you are sitting in your car.
Again phone ahead first to arrange a time with the nurse.
Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

Take care and keep safe, Juliet and Tim.

8 Wynyard St, Kurow  
P: 03 4360760  F: 03 4360780 
E: info@kurowmedicalcentre.org.nz 
W: www.kurowmedicalcentre.org.nz   
www.facebook.com/kurowmedicalcentre 

The Mackenzie Health Centre is our Twizel Satellite Clinic at:
3A Benmore Place, Twizel. Phone: 03 976 0503 Fax: 03 436 0780

Omarama Clinic at Omarama Community Centre, Chain Hills Highway, Omarama.
Phone: 03 4360 760, Cell: 027 434 7464.

Waitaki District Council update
The Otago Welfare Help Centre operates 7am-7pm
on 0800 322 4000 or help@otagocdem.govt.nz


Council services at  Covid-19 alert level 3, in effect from Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Building services: alert l
evel 3 will be a return to semi-normal operations, including site inspections, albeit with strict distancing and health and safety rules in place.
Rubbish and Recycling: The council’s rural recovery parks and Palmerston Landfill will continue on reduced hours throughout level 3. From May 1 normal rubbish and greenwaste services will resume, including disposal charges. Payment will be by Eftpos only, and contactless payment is preferred. Recycling will not be accepted until the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park reopens.
Planning: The team are continuing to process resource consents and certificates remotely with priority given to those relating to essential services. Under level 3 it is possible to carry out physical site visits where needed, provided safety precautions are taken. The Government expects that any work that applicants are required to do, to address immediate health or life safety risks, or prevent serious environmental harm, must continue to be carried out. This includes the maintenance of control devices on mining, forestry sites, and urban and rural earthworks.
Parks and reserves: On April 28, Downer staff resume work. When you are out using our public spaces please respect the ‘bubbles’ they have and do not approach them to have a chat. If you do see anything that needs attention, please contact council on 03 433 0300 or report it through the Snap Send Solve App (find it on our website). We are working on bringing our green spaces back to the standards expected, but this will not happen overnight. We are expecting that the entire district will have its first mowing cut within 7-8 working days. These initial cuts likely won’t bring the reserves all the way back to standards expected, but this approach is being undertaken to ensure that there’s no damage to turf.
Council meetings:  The council meeting at 9am, Tuesday May 12 and the additional council meeting at 9am on Tuesday May 26 will be held online via Zoom meeting and live-streamed to the public.
For further information click here
 

 


WHAT'S OPEN?
The council has launched a ‘What’s open in Waitaki’ page.
The directory will be part of the Covid-19 Waitaki Response page and aims to list all businesses that are staying open during New Zealand's Covid-19 Level 4 alert.
The response page also includes information on council services and facilities, support for people and businesses.
At present, the list includes medical centres and  pharmacies, vets, food and service providers, service stations and transport options.
Council economic development manager Gerard Quinn said it was still working with local businesses to fill this list and encouraged everyone who wanted to be included to get in touch and register by emailing wdced@waitaki.govt.nz The council needs to know your location, contact details and a website link so people can check for any specific conditions.
Business owners are reminded that it is the business’s responsibility to ensure they are acting according to the law while staying open. If businesses are uncertain about whether or not they can continue to operate they are urged to contact MBIE by emailing essential@mbie.govt.nz or calling 0800 22 66 57 (9 am to 5 pm).
 

The Waitaki District pandemic response information page is here:
https://www.waitaki.govt.nz/our-services/emergency-management/Pages/pandemic-response.aspx

The Waitaki District Council facebook page is here
 
How goes it today?
Other places to find support - click below to go to websites

YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST
- Police message to people facing family harm

The police are urging anyone with concerns or information about family harm in their community to get in touch as soon as they can, as level 4 restrictions bring new pressures to whānau and home environments.  
“We want everybody to know police will continue to prioritise family harm incidents and we will come when you call," assistant commissioner Sandra Venables said.
“We realise this is a hard time for some families and we want them to know police are there for them.
"We know that for some people, home right now may be an uncomfortable or scary place. 
“It may also be harder for some people to contact police or other agencies as they may not have easy access to a phone.  
“Let me be clear, if you are in immediate danger and you cannot call us on 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Your safety comes first. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour, or a passer-by (at a two metre distance) to call 111 for you.   
“We also urge neighbours and friends to contact police if they have concerns. If you think something’s not right, it probably isn’t. 
“It’s okay to call Police if you’re worried about someone as they may not be able to speak up for themselves. It’s everybody’s responsibility to help keep each other safe right now through this challenging time. You could be saving a life. 
“We know there are also people out there who don’t want to harm their loved ones but who are facing an internal struggle. To them I say: please stay strong, please walk away and take a moment so you don’t do something you’ll regret to someone you love.  
“You can reach out to us, or you can contact one of many support services listed on the Covid-19 website. They are there to support every member of your family and whānau.”   
The police have worked closely with Ministry of Social Development to ensure there is temporary accommodation for people under Police Safety Orders.
And police, the Joint Venture Business Unit, and MSD have also worked together to ensure 0800 Hey Bro (a number for men who feel they’re going to harm a loved one) has been able to operate nationally during COVID-19.  
“We know being around the same people 24/7 can be a challenge, and we know for some people this may make them fearful, at risk, or on the edge of doing harm. So if you feel fearful or threatened, please reach out." 
A list of support services is below:
211 Helpline (0800 211 211) – for help finding, and direct transfer to, community-based health and social support services in your area. 
Find your Local Women's Refuge by calling 0800 743 843 (0800 REFUGE) to be linked up with an advocate in your area. 
Victim Support – call 0800 842 846. 
Victim Information Line/Victim Centre – call 0800 650 654 or email victimscentre@justice.govt.nz
Shine domestic abuse services – free call 0508 744 633 (9am to 11pm) if you're experiencing domestic abuse, or want to know how to help someone else.  
Family violence information line – call 0800 456 450 to find out about local services or how to help someone near you.  
Elder Abuse Helpline – call 0800 32 668 65 (0800 EA NOT OK) - a 24-hour service answered by registered nurses who can connect to local elder abuse specialist providers.  
Tu Wahine Trust – call 09 838 8700 for kaupapa Māori counselling, therapy and support for survivors of sexual harm (mahi tukino) and violence within whānau.  
Shakti New Zealand – call 0800 742 584 for culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin who have experienced domestic violence.  
Safe to Talk – sexual harm helpline. Call 0800 044 334, text 4334 or email support@safetotalk.nz.  
Rape Crisis Centres – call 0800 88 3300 for contact details of your local centre. 
Male Survivors Aotearoa New Zealand – call 0800 044 344. 
Tu Wahine Trust – call 09 838 8700 for kaupapa Māori counselling, therapy and support for survivors of sexual harm (mahi tukino) and violence within whānau. 
ACC Sensitive Claims Unit – call 0800 735 566 for access to services related to sexual abuse or sexual assault. 
Hey Bro helpline – call 0800 HeyBro (0800 439 276). 24/7 help for men who feel they're going to harm a loved one or whānau member. 
Korowai Tumanoko – text or call 022 474 7044 for a kaupapa Māori service for those with concerning or harmful sexual behaviour.  
Need to Talk? 1737 – free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. 
Youthline – call 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz
Kidsline – call 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age (24-hour service). 
Skylight– call 0800 299 100 helping children, young people and their families and whānau through tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief. 
Oranga Tamariki – call 0508 325 459 (0508 FAMILY) or email contact@ot.govt.nz for concerns about children and young people.
Covid-19 Hotline – 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) Use this line for any health concerns or if you need help with what to do if you are starting to show signs of Covid-19. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mental Health and Wellbeing – 1737
This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Financial Support – 0800 779 997
For individuals and families. Information on what assistance may be available to you. Call 8am-10pm, seven days a week.
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Advice for Farmers
- from Emergency Management Otago
 
Otago Rural Support Trust: 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP) continues to provide its support service over the phone or on Skype/Zoom during lockdown.
They can help connect farming families with business advice, suppliers, financial information, health, and counselling services. Their services are free and confidential.
Guidance is going out to farmers about managing under meatworks’ capacity restrictions.
See https://beeflambnz.com for details.
Industry groups and MPI have launched a stock feed planning service for all farmers nation-wide.
Toll free numbers:
drystock farmers call 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352), dairy sector 0800 4DAIRYNZ (0800 4 324 7969), anyone can call 0508 AGFIRST (0508 243 477).
See MPI’s COVID-19 & Primary Industries FAQ webpage for more information:
Industry and MPI are also preparing advice about the 1 June dairy “Gypsy Day” changes, which will be promoted by industry groups and Federated Farmers.
And we have plenty of time 
on our very clean hands  
  
Stay tuned...catch you again tomorrow :)
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Radio New Zealand is the best radio station to tune to for the latest updates, or check its site for news. Listen Live FM 97.3 MHz Omarama,  Ch-50 on Freeview TV, CH-421 on Sky TV, via Internet rnz.co.nz/audio/live/national

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Just to let you all know, there will be no Omarama Gazette or Otematata Chronicle produced in April or May. Instead there will be the Daily Wire with the latest updates sent each day at 4pm-ish by email. For those who advertise regularly in the Gazette and Chronicle, I will extend your present  contract arrangement accordingly once regular transmission resumes.
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