New Zealand has been at Alert Level Four now since midday Wednesday 25/3. For more information about what this means in practical terms, please check the alert level 4 government site here
The NZ government has revised the alert level today to 3, with an expectation that alert level 4 will be in effect on Wednesday.
Alert level 4 means:
* everyone is urged to stay at home, including workers in non-essential jobs
* schools will close for all but kids of workers in essential jobs
* this is likely to be in effect for 4 weeks
PM Jacinda Ardern has encouraged people to ‘be kind’, stay in contact and help each other whenever possible:
Further info from the NZ Govt: https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/
Alert Levels explained in a chart (click to open). We’re currently at Level 2 – Reduce.
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern talks about a new alert system and some practical measures we all can take to minimise risk of spreading infections.
Key points in her message :
* NZ is at Level 2 – risk of spreading virus in the community is growing
* People over 70 years of age or those with compromised immunity or underlying respiratory conditions to stay at home as much as they can
* Workers to start working differently, possibly remotely or changed hours
* Limit moving around the country – as people move around, it can potentially spread the virus
* Kids don’t need to be kept at home from school at this stage
Further info from NZ Govt: https://covid19.govt.nz/
What do we do?
• we help people in our community by giving our time and skills
• we raise money for worthy local causes and national charities
• we have fun and enjoy being together
Who are we?
We’re everyday people who like to help others. We give up our time and energy so we can make a positive difference in our community. We also fundraise for communities in need around the world.
Is it just a NZ thing?
The Rangiora Lions Club is one of thousands of Lions clubs worldwide.
Lions is the world’s largest volunteer service organisation with over 1.4 million people. Although we don’t know most of them, we get on pretty well with those in our area, achieve great things in our community and have a lot of fun doing it.
How does our community benefit?
Rangiora Lions directly help community groups and individuals in the North Cantebury area. Also, our community (and country) can benefit from humanitarian funding from the international Lions organisation. For instance, Lions gave over $1 million to help Christchurch rebuild after the city was rocked by earthquakes in 2010/11.
Can I join the Rangiora Lions Club?
If this looks and sounds like something you’d be into, have a look around the site and find out more. Membership is by invitation and we’d like it if you’d take part in an activity or two before deciding. For more information – drop us a line