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Heads up #Auckland, @MetService have just issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for the Northern areas of Auckland. Stay safe out there!
#Auckland we’ve just received an update from @MetService extending the band of thunderstorms further south
@MetService have now lifted the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Auckland region but some thunderstorms (and lightning) may still linger for a while.
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165 years ago #OnThisDay, William Ferguson Massey (1856 - 1925), the 13th prime minister of #NewZealand was born in #Ireland to a small farming Protestant family

#BOTD #OTD
2) In 1862, Massey’s parents emigrated to #NewZealand leaving their 6 year old child behind to complete his education He was raised by his grandmother and uncle and at age 14 followed his parents in 1870 to #Auckland
3) By 1876 Massey settled in Mangere on the outskirts of #Auckland where he leased a 100 acre farm and bought a threshing machine to provide supplemental income.
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#NewZeelan #Auckland #Enviorment #Accident

According to media reports, a poisonous chemical was released on Thursday (February 11th) in a chemical plant in the Penrose district of Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand. Because the chemical ended up in the sewage system,
New Zealand authorities are warning against swimming in the beach areas of Māngere Bridge, Taumanu East, Taumanu Central, Taumanu West and Onehunga within 5km of a stormwater drain which carried 5000 litres of poisonous methyl methacrylate from Penrose to Manukau Harbour.
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Two key points:

1/ "Political will is the key factor in developing sustainable mobility policies, but this political will must manifest in decisions regarding where to build infrastructure and how to manage the mobility system."
2/ "From a technical point of view, the knowledge needed to make things happen already exists, and there is no need to wait. "
Result:

"The number of cycling trips on a working day increased from approximately 13,000 to a peak of 72,000 — a 452 percent increase — in just three years. "
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seeing as we can't talk about other things on here today 😬 & given that I've spent the past week poring over the #TeTārukeāTāwhiri: #Auckland's #Climate Plan text again, I thought you might be interested in a few key parts of the Plan that are often overlooked.
1/x
👏👍🎉🌏💪
first off, why Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri?
a gift from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, this cultural narrative is deeply emebedded in this place, but critically "...calls for a change in our response, from a human-centred approach to an ecological-centred approach..." 2/x
Mana Whenua, through the Kaitiki Forum, have played a key role in developing our #ClimateAction response, drawing together wisdom & knowledge of Tāmaki w/ the understanding that living systems & #whakapapa relationships are key to #wellbeing, #sustainability & #resilience. 3/x
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites"
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In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)
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People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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1/25
What has Protesting Accomplished?
--- by Christopher Reilley

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained #protests:
#Minneapolis bans use of #chokeholds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.
2/25

👉🏾#Dallas adopts a "#DutyToIntervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾#NewJersey’s attorney general said the state will update its #UseOfForce guidelines for the first time in two decades.
3/25

👉🏾In #Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a #PoliceReform work group.

👉🏾#LosAngeles City Council introduces motion to reduce #LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.
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Biker crew Black Power,which took name from the civil rights movement & whose members r mostly Maori (indigenous people of #NewZealand) honoured victims of #ChristChurchMassacre by performing Haka(ceremonial dance). White supremacy’s earliest victims honouring its latest victims
“That (white power extremism) has been here for years, it’s been here for decades,” a leader of Black Power who did not want to be named told the Courier Mail outside the Linwood mosque. Here’s the full Haka msn.com/en-us/video/sp… #ChristChurchMosqueMassacre
Here a lone man performs Haka, which is not just a “war dance” but is performed at weddings,funerals & other significant occasions for Maori culture. I’m deeply moved by these Haka which so poignantly capture grief and rage. #ChristchurchMosqueMassacre
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