44 days ago

Team Of 400,000

Michael from Trentham

Around 400,000 eligible people living in NZ still need their first Covid vaccination jab.

That is a lot of high risk takers for spreading and contracting the disease.

One Pfizer jab is insufficient. One way of describing it, is: one jab gives up to 57% protection whereas two jabs gives up to 95% protection.

The full vaccination of two Pfizer jabs is mandatory for all workers in MIQ facilities, ports and airports. It is now mandatory for another grouping of workers with the first vaccination inserted by November 15 and these are: all educational teachers and school staff, healthcare workers and staff.

Listened to a seemingly educated middle aged English woman on ZB this morning who said that in NZ there is so much over concern and anxiety with Covid 19 whereas in England no one is very concerned and just go about their normal lives.
Well so much for concern. In the UK 8.4 million have been infected (England 7.1 million) and 139,000 deaths (England 121,000). Concerned NZ: 4,900 and 28.

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44 minutes ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who can remember who this is and why he became famous?

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1 day ago

Overkill and Underscore

Michael from Trentham

The Brewtown produce market of last weekend engineered a lot of publicity as a lead-up but was a bit of a fizzer with a 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.

5 hours ago

Hunt on for Upper Hutt wallaby population

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Have you seen an unwanted Australian visitor in the Kaitoke Regional Park.
Biosecurity New Zealand’s director of readiness and response, John Walsh, said there had been three separate wallaby sightings reported in the vicinity of the park since late September.
Trail cameras detected wallabies in the area, and four dead wallabies – two males and two females – were recovered in November following a baiting operation

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