TL;DR news on Locations of interest at June 25, 2023

The Mobil Glen Innes, at 292 Apirana Ave in Glen Innes, has been linked to a person with Covid who was there in the early hours of Saturday, September 11. Anyone who was there at the same time is being told to monitor for any Covid symptoms for 14 days after the date of exposure and to immediately get a test if symptoms show. "But a number of people have gone out and had Covid tests just to be on the safe side." She said her own Covid test had come back negative. Dr Bryan Betty, medical director of the College of General Practitioners, told the Weekend Herald that Wellington officials were finally paying attention to the looming problem. University of Otago epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker agreed with Betty that the outbreak in Auckland was finely balanced. It is important that testing facilities are available for priority groups, to help us determine whether there has been any undetected community spread of the virus. In New Zealand, with about 1100 recent cases of Delta in the last outbreak, there is no evidence that anybody has died solely from Covid. But of course, it would be "transitory", so we can just "look through" it. If we don't see a reduction in levels tomorrow, I'll be starting the process of orderly redundancies. My businesses will survive, we can hire more people later, but this must be a conversation going on in the heads of many thousands of business owners in Auckland right now. But 7 weeks in, I can't see that lockdown is for the rest of the country, it is becuase a certain percentage of idiots can't follow the rules so it just keeps extending. Level 4 has been ruled out, so the only option on the table is L2.5 in the vague hope that might be able to pull one more L4 call if it gets really really out of hand. Any Aucklander double jabbed with a recent neg Covid test should be free to travel out of Auckland. You don't want to get vaccinated because of God, fine but good luck. Over the age of 60 is really where the risk of death and hospitalisation takes off for the virus so I am honestly not that concerned about Maori under the age of 60. WTF are that many of them doing unvaccinated. Lots of groups of people chatting without face nappies and refusing to live in fear. That's just the cynical side of me mind you.. Likely part of the reason for low deaths. In a month or two's time it will be interesting to know as you will be able to gain some insight, at this point it is only showing that the vaccine rollout was far too slow. Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall told Morning Report a cautious approach is being taken and anyone in Bay of Plenty with symptoms should get a test. Several thousand people contribute to waste water to a single sample so it's not wise to try to read the tea leaves on what level of PCR positivity there was, she said. Verrall says they always knew the last 10 percent of people they need to reach would take the longest. "As the campaign has gone on we are continuing to offer different and more individualised ways of people being able to get vaccinated. Getting people vaccinated was still a big part of the toolkit and one which is still being pushed to help New Zealand beat Covid again. The list was last updated late yesterday afternoon, when a convenience shop in downtown Auckland was named as a place of interest. "We are deeply sorry for our actions and would like to unreservedly apologise to the Wanaka community, and to all the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, for what we did. 7 mugshot for possession of cannabis. 9 and 10 News reported state police were executing a search warrant Tuesday at the home on Naylor Road in Alpena Township in connection with the case of Bills. State police said the home belongs to Joshua Wirgau, 34, who is now being called a person of interest in the case. Local businesses and community organisations have donated over $50,000 worth of goods as incentives to bring people in.