Some NZ teachers are refraining/ refusing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and its current variants.
Would you want your children or grandchildren taught by a teacher who denies the vaccine is effective or warranted sufficiently for them to get jabbed twice in three weeks without the need for the Government to make it mandatory?
And this is despite the tremendous weight of evidence which supports Covid innoculation as the way forward for mankind and recognises the vulnerability of children to the Delta variant of the virus.
More than 700 children have died from Coronovirus in the USA alone.
As expected the NZ Government is gearing to make it compulsory for vaccinations in professions that deal with the public directly such as teachers, retirement home staff, hospital staff, front line workers etc.
The Brewtown produce market of last weekend engineered a lot of publicity as a lead-up but was a fizzer with a very, very modest array of fruit and vegetables made available for customers. Not in any way a rival for the markets that graced that of Wellington's waterfront and Lower Hutt's river carparking area.
Four months ago the suburban railways announced the completion of their double tracks between Trentham and Upper Hutt ralway stations would occur within two months and that a special event would be held in thanking the public inconvenienced by all the upheaval.
Well two months late but none the less it is now all go BUT where is this special event? And what form was it going to take - free train trips or free icecream/Christmas cake/ chocolate Santas at the stations affected?
Oh well. just make sure the new pedestrian crossing gates open and shut as designed and the underpass doesn't leak.
If you've ever struggled with this question, houseplant collector Moira West (400 indoor plants and growing!) has the answers.
Summer is nearly here and for many folks it is time to head to the beach. Whether you have your own batch or rent one it can be interesting to know about sea level rise, risk posed by storms, and of course tsunami.
With the Climate Insights property report you can get information on all three ocean-related events. With easy to read graphs and insights for reducing your family's and a property's risk it is an essential part of your coastal awareness toolkit.