Councils across the Wellington region have introduced rules requiring vaccine certificates at the majority of pools, libraries and recreation centres.
The big exception is Upper Hutt City Council, which will not require vaccine passes to be shown at almost any of its public facilities.
In Upper Hutt, vaccine passes will not be required at most public facilities, including Upper Hutt Libraries, the council’s Civic Centre and the H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre.
The lone exception will be the arts and events centre Whirinaki Whare Taonga, which will require visitors to be fully vaccinated.
In a statement, Upper Hutt City Council emphasised that the decision to not require vaccine certificates may change as further information comes to light, or the Government makes more changes. A review will take place on December 17.
This week we feature a picture from Louise Thomas, who has been to Stewart Island.
"You shall not pass!" she said defiantly standing her ground in the middle of the track. "You can however, sidle past while I stand on this stump." How can something so small be so completely unafraid of the world? South Island robin/kakaruwai (Petroica australis), Ulva Island, 7 January. I guess that makes it P. a. rakiura.
Dale Hinkley from is the proud mum of Nell.
"Here is a photo of Nell from Waikanae - playing in the sea here. She is seven. Three quarters miniature poodle and one quarter springer spaniel. She has a wonderful nature - rarely barks, never fusses and adores all humans."
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