From the 15th to the 21st of March NZ Red Cross is holding our annual street appeal throughout New Zealand. On Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of March we will be hitting the streets of Hamilton to ask you to dig deep and help to support the vulnerable in your community.
We have had a number of awesome volunteers come forward to collect but we have a couple of last minute sites we are keen to fill if you can give us two hours of your time.
If you are available for any of these shifts please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 236 0559.
Friday 19 March
* Bunnings Te Rapa- 4 to 6pm
* Countdown Dinsdale - 2 to 4 pm, 4 to 6pm
* Countdown Hamilton Central - 12 to 2pm, 4 to 6pm
* Count Down Te Rapa - 9 to 11am, 1 to 3pm, 3 to 5pm, 5 to 7pm
* Countdown Rototuna - 12 to 2pm, 4 to 6pm
* New World Te Rapa - 9 to 11am, 11am to 1pm, 1 to 3pm, 3 to 5pm, 5 to 7pm
Saturday 20 March
* Countdown Dinsdale - 10am to 12noon
* Countdown Hamilton Central - 12noon - 2pm
* Countdown Te Rapa - 9am to 11am, 1pm to 3pm
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I have sat back and watched everyone rant about yesterday's NZ Government announcement regarding mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all adults working in the education section, early childhood education sector and healthcare and can't believe the language some are using and the abuse being levelled.
The Government has not taken your rights away to decide if you are vaccinated or not. You still have that CHOICE. What they have done is say if you work in these JOBS (education, early childhood centres, the health sector) you need to be vaccinated as you are working with a group of people in NZ who due to their age are not able to have the vaccination or are vulnerable due to ill health or old age.
They are trying to protect our children and elderly and the vulnerable.
If you don't want to have the vaccinations great that is your CHOICE. You aren't going to jail for it. You have the freedom to make that CHOICE What is affected is your ability to work in your CHOOSEN job. So CHOOSE not to have a vaccination and look for a job in another industry. It is your CHOICE.
We teach our children that CHOICES and ACTIONS have consequences but as soon as something like this happens I have been shocked at the number of adults throwing temper tantrums about “it’s not fair”.
I am not sure why everyone feels the need to abuse the government on Facebook when all they are trying to do is protect the majority of NZ.
Would you rather they sat back open the borders completely, remove all restrictions and watch NZers get sick and you not be able to access medical services for any illness apart from Covid because the hospitals and doctors are overrun.
The Government is damned if they do and damned if they don't.
The opposition are in favour of opening the country up and removing all restrictions. I respect your choice not to get the vaccine, I don't respect your choice to be on Facebook and throw abuse at a group of people trying to do their best in a situation we have not had to face previously.