SPCA adapting to lockdown

  Their facilities might not be open to the public, but SPCA staff are still working hard to ensure that sick, injured, abused and vulnerable animals are getting the care they need. Ashburton SPCA centre manager Rebecca Dobson said all the animals in Ashburton had either been sent out to foster parents, or had been … Continued

Race on for Covid vaccine

  Two US healthcare companies have brought new hope in the fight against coronavirus, with Johnson & Johnson announcing a potential vaccine that could be available early next year and Abbott Laboratories launching a rapid test kit. J&J said on yesterday it had identified a vaccine candidate and was teaming up with the US government … Continued

The Warehouse, Noel Leeming open online for basics

  The Warehouse and Noel Leeming will be open for business online during the coronavirus lockdown, selling products like heaters, bedding and toasters. Yesterday, the Government announced the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers would be allowed. The decision was made in recognition of the need for people to safely isolate, … Continued

Four Covid-19 cases in Mid Canterbury

Mid Canterbury GPs understand there are four cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the district. However, none are thought to be new cases, and whether community transmission is under way here is unknown. Getting data specifically for the district is difficult, with the Ministry of Health only providing a regional breakdown. There are now 589 cases … Continued