Kay, who is profoundly Deaf and can't use the drive-through intercom, has always ordered this way. Another staff member then came outside and asked him to move his car. The incident, which took place at Burger King Shirley, left the Christchurch builder feeling "shocked" that someone would treat him that way. Burger King staff should be trained to adapt to Deaf customers' needs, he said. Burger King Shirley staff have been spoken to following the incident, a spokeswoman for the fast food chain says.
December 04, 2021 05:43 UTC
3 hours ago3 hours agoQuade Cooper is hopeful another New Zealand-born Wallaby will be able to benefit from recent changes to Australia's eligibility rules after passing the country's citizenship test. "Hopefully he will be the next person to benefit from this law change and be able to fly home to his family and friends soon." But despite playing 75 tests for the Wallabies, he had four previous citizenship applications knocked back due to unique difficulties he faced meeting the requirements as an international sportsman. Cooper was grateful just to be able to sit the test but, despite some "difficult questions", he had more reason to celebrate on Friday. "I was super nervous as there were some difficult questions on the citizenship test and I felt that if I failed, everyone's efforts may have been for nothing.
December 04, 2021 05:16 UTC
Photo: RNZ / Robin MartinPolice asked Aucklanders to avoid Newmarket this afternoon as protesters against vaccine mandates marched through the area. Hundreds gathered at 11am at the Auckland Domain before heading to Westfield Newmarket via Carlton Gore Road and Broadway. Inspector Beth Houliston of Auckland police said officers were "closely monitoring" the protest activity. "Our focus remains balancing the safety of all protesters and the public, with the right to peacefully protest." About 200 protesters gathered at Puke Ariki before marching up Devon Street, the city's main shopping area.
December 04, 2021 04:54 UTC
From 350 to 450 New Zealand sea lion pups are born at Enderby Island each year. Once hunted for their skins, the New Zealand sea lion population has never been able to recover. A five-year plan started in 2017 aims to stabilise and grow the New Zealand sea lion population. A yellow-eyed penguin passes New Zealand sea lions on the beach at Sandy Bay on Enderby Island. Research on Enderby Island has shown ivermectin could significantly reduce New Zealand sea lion pup mortality from Klebsiella pneumoniae.
December 04, 2021 03:29 UTC
The Ministry of Health is reporting 98 new cases linked to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak. The Ministry said interviews were underway to determine how the case was linked to the outbreak and identify any contacts and exposure events. READ MORE:* Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – December 4* Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened on Friday, December 3* Covid-19: Drunken 'freedom day' revellers keep police busy as Auckland opens upVANESSA LAURIE/Stuff There were 92 new cases on Friday. As of earlier on Saturday, there were less than 20 doses to go for the region’s eligible Māori population to hit 90 per cent first dose. Your DHB or local health provider will have plenty of opportunities to make this happen.”Two cases of Covid-19 have also been caught at the border, in people who travelled from India and Fiji.
December 04, 2021 03:24 UTC
Extinction Rebellion members block a train carrying coal at the station. Photo / ODTBy RNZEight people have been arrested after stopping a KiwiRail coal train this morning by standing on the tracks at Dunedin Railway Station. Just after 7am on Saturday, Extinction Rebellion members began securing themselves to a train and railway lines to protest against what they describe as Fonterra's use of low-grade thermal coal. Today's protest action comes one year after Extinction Rebellion protesters stopped another KiwiRail coal train at Dunedin Railway Station. They say the organisation is always concerned for the safety of anyone who trespasses onto railway tracks or terminals.
December 04, 2021 03:20 UTC
“If you are opposed to Covid vaccination, you’d be tempted to cite thalidomide as a reason not to trust medical experts,” writes Jim Tucker. means much moreOpinion: It’s 60 years since thalidomide was banned, so most Kiwis won’t have any particular memory of it. To some of us, thoughts of thalidomide engender a hark back feeling about the Covid pandemic, especially when applied to those opposed to vaccination. I’m reminded of all that by a small news item this week saying the people responsible for thalidomide have finally said sorry to the world. If you are opposed to Covid vaccination, you’d be tempted to cite thalidomide as a reason not to trust medical experts to get it right.
December 04, 2021 01:31 UTC
Recall we noted a +1,576,000 rise in October from September, and +638,000 in September from August in the actual data. And the widely-watched ISM services PMI rose very sharply in November to an all-time high (and after a fall was expected from its already high level). The Markit services PMI for the US shows similar attributes, even if it isn't at a record high. Meanwhile, the private Caixin services PMI for China expanded more slowly with a lame result, and one that was weaker than the official services PMI. But the same services PMI survey in Australia is reporting a rising expansion.
December 04, 2021 01:11 UTC
A café in the Bay of Plenty has been marked as having a high risk exposure event in the latest locations to be linked to the Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand. READ MORE:* Covid-19: Drunken 'freedom day' revellers keep police busy as Auckland opens up* Covid-19: Waiheke Island reopens after 'catastrophic' lockdown* Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – December 3Anyone who was at Robert Harris in Montgomery Square, between 3.15pm and 4.15pm on Tuesday November 23, is also being asked to self-isolate and test immediately. Farmers and Life Pharmacy in Bayfair were also added to locations of interest, with exposure events at the same time. This list can be viewed in two ways: Date of visit (locations added today have the word NEW beside them) or, if you switch the toggle to Date included, newly added locations appear at the top of the list. This list is automatically updated as soon as locations of interest appear on the Ministry of Health website.
December 04, 2021 00:33 UTC
Rosann Connolly-George is putting on another transtasman charter flight to meet the demand. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSONA Dunedin travel agent "inundated" with requests for help has put on a second transtasman charter flight to help get stranded people to Australia. Last month, Dunedin travel agent Rosann Connolly-George, of Vincent George Travel, organised a charter flight for people needing to get to Australia from the South Island. The first charter flight - operated by Qantas - left Christchurch just after 2pm yesterday with 173 passengers on board. The charter flight was the first of two for the day.
December 04, 2021 00:17 UTC
With a damp start to December, will Taranaki be able to claim the title of NZ's sunniest region for 2021? Taranaki is on top in terms of the Aotearoa sunshine stakes, surging ahead of its closest rivals with an extra 51 hours of annual rays. The NIWA climate summary for November shows Taranaki has clocked up 2368 hours of sunshine so far this year. NIWA said last month was the warmest November on record in New Zealand, since 1909. Of the six main centres, Dunedin was ruled the sunniest place to be last month, but Tauranga was the warmest.
December 03, 2021 23:20 UTC
The 51-year-old suffered an aortic dissection — an often fatal rare heart condition — in August and was on life support. He was saved by four open heart surgeries but he had a spinal stroke on the operating table. “I don’t know if I will ever walk again and I have made my peace with that,” he was quoted as saying in stuff.co.nz. I have zero recollection of the eight or nine days when I had four open heart surgeries. I was completely out of it.”Cairns feels his sporting career is helping his recovery as he hopes to be able to walk again.
December 03, 2021 21:48 UTC
Iwi will be able to stop cars travelling into Northland. The Government changed Covid laws on November 20 to grant iwi organisations power to close roads and public places to stop vehicles. Police will be maintaining checkpoints for cars travelling into Northland after Auckland's border reopens on December 15. Act Party leader David Seymour told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's a shady part of rushed lawmaking that's become almost normal. And that’s why in the long term, people actually follow the law because they think it’s been made in their name with their permission, so that is a big problem.”LISTEN ABOVE
Source:New Zealand Herald
December 03, 2021 20:58 UTC
TNT has recruited McKenzie Moore in hope of sustaining its winning ways after ruling the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup. Based on credentials, Moore looked a good fit for TNT because of his previous experience not only with the team but with Philippine basketball as a whole. Here are some things about the TNT import. Continue reading below ↓ Recommended Videos“While Moore is a really good offensive player, on defense he's an unbelievable player. Moore only played for one game but exploded for 41 points a loss to the Liaoning Flying Leopards of China.
December 03, 2021 20:42 UTC
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns does not know if he will ever walk again but says he is lucky to be alive after a series of life-threatening surgeries left him paralysed waist down. The 51-year-old suffered an aortic dissection — an often fatal rare heart condition — in August and was on life support. He was saved by four open heart surgeries but he had a spinal stroke on the operating table. “I don’t know if I will ever walk again and I have made my peace with that,” he was quoted as saying in stuff.co.nz. At least I have the chance to be here and live life in a different way if that happens.”
December 03, 2021 20:09 UTC