There was a small demonstration in Whangārei to-day. It consisted of a few people claiming their freedom not to be vaccinated. Aside from vaccines not being compulsory, I have nothing against them demonstrating. They were not causing a nuisance and freedom of speech is important. It is even more important that we defend freedom of speech for groups with whom we disagree. Mind you why they want their children to die coughing up blood and mucus is beyond me but nevermind.
However there was one thing that I found annoying. One of the demonstrators was flying the He Whakaputanga flag. I support their right to demonstrate and I support their right to put their point of view. Basically if they want to stand up and say, "We are a load of ignorant numpties." then fair play to them. But they do not have the right to say, "All Māori are numpties." Before flying the United Tribes Flag, they should seek permission and I am confident that it would not be given,
Looking for recommendations I have a small stream I have planted in a lovely garden but a wandering jew plant has covered everything. Underneath the wandering Tradescantia plant is a lovely garden.
This is on a bit of a bank so I need somebody to remove the wandering jew plant they would start at the bottom standing in the stream pulling the wandering jew plant down and removing it I have an eel and fish in the stream they must be treated with respect.
As the wandering jew plant is removed, and the garden revealed other items will need trimming.
I have a disability and it is so overgrown I can not get out there to see what else needs doing
The vegetation would need to be removed from the site or I may get a garden bin in.
His owner's heart is breaking -
I miss you "Monkey". Your Mum misses you.
And your Trout misses you.
Every morning for the last 78 days the three of us have had to put the mask on.
The mask of a happy face, with a big smile on it, just to pretend all is normal and nothing has changed.
But let me tell you one thing Skoota, there is so much sadness that like tonight it is even hard to start writing something.
Tonight "Monkey" I am your dad, she is you mum, he is your brother. Tonight we are scared.
Tonight we are still looking for answers and we don't get them.
Tonight again we hope for a miracle, a sign, a voice with a real answer.
We are scared for you. For us three it is easier as we stick together, hug together and cry together.
We are scared as you are probably on your own.
Tonight we don't understand and you probably don't understand.
But we are still here for you, the door remains open as closing it would be starting to give up on you. We will not.
Skoota tonight we are scared for you.
Please - If you see someone with a new friend (Skoota) - please get him back to his family by calling the numbers above. This is so SAD.
I am confuesed. I have spoken to others who like me have seen people getting Jabs but our percentages have not changed since the end of November. The numbers are why we are at red so with people getting jabs but numbers saying that there has not been a single injection in Northland?