48 days ago

KFC giving away free food to those who get vaccinated

Brian from New Lynn

Vaccinations used to come with the sweet reward of a lollipop at the end, but the Covid-19 jab has no such reward. That's about to change, with KFC announcing they're giving out some goodies to those who choose to get vaccinated against Covid-19. On Wednesday, KFC will be supporting the "90 per cent Project" by providing free Lolli-Popcorn Chicken in a bid to encourage those who aren't yet vaccinated to do so.
Two regions a day around the country will be able to get their Popcorn Chicken Snackbox if they show their vaccination card or sticker at a KFC store or drive-through. Bay of Plenty will be the first to be rewarded for getting vaccinated when the KFC initiative rolls out in the region tomorrow. Each region will have two separate days throughout the next two weeks to claim their vaccination incentive. Each region's turn will be announced on KFC's website at 2pm, or on ZM and Flava's Craving Vaxx Facts, available on their websites. "We're excited to be partnering with KFC on this initiative. Young people are an important part of the road to getting 90 per cent of New Zealand vaccinated, so ZM and Flava are helping them understand the decision better by speaking to experts and sources young Kiwis trust, with the added incentive of NZ's favourite chicken" says Paul Hancox, chief revenue officer, NZME. The move comes after a number of incentives were provided to those getting vaccinated at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Those who were not yet vaccinated were given either grocery or petrol vouchers or KFC if they came and got vaccinated. The assistant coach of the Samoan national women's rugby team said there's been some criticism towards offering incentives when getting the jab, but the approach is working.
"The incentive is they come and get KFC or they come and get groceries or petrol vouchers, whatever it is, they're getting vaccinated for a good cause and that's great, so keep coming. "That's the way we host as Pacific Islanders, we do that with food and we do that with gifts so why not this way, and it's working."
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8 hours ago

😡😒My weekly, monthly or annual (non covid) gripe/whinge😒😡

Fiona from Henderson

Could someone, anyone please explain to me like I am a 5 year old child as to why the Auckland Transport is hell bent on putting those dreadful speed bumps, speed humps, speed 'break my neck' mini walls (call them what you want) along so many residential (and CBD) areas now?

Why can't they spend the money on repairing the absolute shite roads that are full of holes, wear and tear from those heavy trucks going up down the roads that are involved in the construction of those God awful Lego /chicken boxes?

I read an article from the beginning of this year, that almost 700 speed bumps have been installed or planned for streets around Auckland in the last four years at a cost of up to $97 million - this point I remembered as I was floored by the excessive amount for something not wanted nor needed.

The ones in Glen Eden are neck jarring, chassis scrapping, ill thought-out slabs of concrete thrown on the roads at now (I think) 3-4 places along the main road with an incline/decline of ridiculous percentages.

What is happening now, is that motorists are choosing shortcuts through local streets to avoid theses speed bumps.
You have to feel for sorry those residents in those streets now.

The intersection of Railside Ave & Great North Rd (down by the mall) have got those SURPRISE mini humps - WTH???

Bruce McLaren Road is now getting speed bumps - argh!!!

Parrs Cross Road and Bruce McLaren Road intersection is also soon to have a bloody roundabout!!!! (See pic below)
at.govt.nz...
We expressed our thoughts, our feelings and all of the pros (zero) and cons (endless) to their proposed plan; and yet they have got experts who probably don't live in this area and they in their infinite wisdom, have decided that the concerns of those who live here are null & void!!

Now, before anyone says, "it's all very well complaining, what solution do you have instead?"
My answer is, "Do what they have done very well in Ponsonby for example" - see pic below.
My solution will not only slow the boy racers down, but it will provide ample access for all vehicles, including emergency ones.
People in ambulances won't shot skywards when the ambulance has to go over repeated speed bumps.
Also, for the greenies, trees can be planted in the middle and/or sides of the road - a win win for all concerned.

But no, the powers that be, over a cup of expensive soy triple shot lattes with 3 ice cubes and a organic date scone have decided concrete and vehicle breaking, neck jarring bumps are the way to go !!

All this money being spent when they need to do is:
FIX THE DAMN ROADS!!!!

11 hours ago

Glen Eden police shooting: Death a 'tragedy for all', commissioner says

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neigbours, the death of a man who opened fire on police officers, injuring three, is a “tragedy for everyone”, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says.

Police are still working to piece together what happened in the lead-up to the incident in Glen Eden on Monday morning.

All three of the injured police officers, two of whom had “moderate” injuries, were being treated at Auckland City Hospital.

“When I heard three officers had been shot, my heart sank,” Coster said.

Read the full story by clicking the link below.