59 days ago

Covid Passport for the elderly

Penny from Waikanae Beach

How can I get my 89 year old husband a Covid passport? He has had his 2 vaccines and he has the same details as me. My covid passport was easy to get we had our vaccines on the same day and were not given any "card" at Waikanae Beach medical centre as they had run out. My husband doesn't drive or travel., We had an old passport and an out of date driving licence they are rejected by the website. Also as he was born in 1932, that was too late to use the birth certificate we have. He has a Myheath account but that also doesn't work!!!
We are told we have to provide up to date Password, Driving licence, or birth certificate, but 1932 is too old to be accepted. We don't have those bits of identification and he don't need them. He wouldn't get a licence anyway. I have emailed Ministry of Health Covid line. No answer yet. Has anyone else had this experience? If so could you give me some suggestions so my husband can get his passport and travel around the district easily and freely.

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17 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Simon Woolf visited the South Island over Christmas and he took this beautiful picture of a kotuku.

"Back in the 1970's I got to know National Forest Service Photographer John Johns. John was a phenomenal photographer, who was both technically and creatively brilliant. John was a true gentleman. He shared his knowledge freely too.
One of his many amazing photos was a Kotuku in flight, however his photo was very different to other Kotuku photos I had seen. It was the white bird against a white sky, and in Black and White. It was a beautiful piece of art and showed The Kotuku, our White Herons features so precisely.
John Johns along with Geoff Moon would be our greatest ever wildlife bird photographers. They largely worked with film, creating images in a darkroom, and shooting with manual lenses, They respected their environment immensely.
This Kotuku photo, taken yesterday, is a tribute to John, and what he taught me all those years ago. I was very fortunate to have John and Geoff, who both passed away some years ago now, as friends and mentors".

3 hours ago

Do you have a great eggplant recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for eggplant recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before January 30, 2022.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

4 days ago

Sign up for Quick Charge - our new EV newsletter

The Team Reporter from Stuff

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