Wellington today October 5: Man says he was denied proper medical treatment at MIQ after passing out, rue de Karori reopens after accident
Kia ora Pōneke. Here’s what you need to know about The Dominion Post today, as well as the latest news and events from across the capital.
7:50 p.m. Man says he was denied proper medical treatment at MIQ after passing out
Man who is in segregation managed after traveling to the United States to see his dying grandmother says he was denied proper medical treatment after having passed out twice as a result of what he thinks be panic attacks.
But the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) official stands tall by responding to his medical needs.
Brian De Gregory started his two week stay at the Rydges Hotel in Auckland for 12 days. He had previously applied for an exemption to self-isolate in his Auckland home because he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in high-rise buildings caused by the fall of the Twin Towers in the terrorist attacks of September 11, but this was refused.
He said being stuck in the heavily guarded hotel reminded him of being trapped in New York City that day 20 years ago.
Read Brittany Keogh’s full story here.
7:56 p.m .: reopening of Karori Street
Birdwood Street in Karori is now open following an accident when a vehicle sank in a bank.
The lone occupant has moderate injuries and has been assessed by medical staff, according to a police statement.
5:22 p.m .: Vehicle above a bank in Karori, motorists advised to avoid the street
Police are at Birdwood St in Karori, where a vehicle has fallen into a bank.
Emergency services were alerted to the incident shortly before 5 p.m.
A spokesperson for Wellington Free Ambulance said an ambulance was on the scene and one person was being treated for moderate injuries.
Police advise motorists to avoid the area or expect delays.
2:20 p.m.: The Covid-19 vaccination center behind the wheel of the Sky Stadium is soon operational again
The Sky Stadium Covid-19 drive-thru vaccination center will be back from October 15 to 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reservations can be made online at www.bookmyvaccine.nz
8:50 am: police investigate serious pedestrian accident
An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a van in Porirua on Monday.
Police were called at 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Lyttelton Ave and Station Rd in the downtown area. The pedestrian was taken to Wellington Hospital in serious condition.
Wellington Police launched a public social media appeal around 8 p.m. to identify the pedestrian, who was in stable but serious condition, and he was identified shortly thereafter.
8:10 am: Homegrown 2022: First series of acts announced
Drax Project, Shihad, The Beths, Troy Kingi, Ladi6 and JessB are just a few of the big names in Kiwi announced to perform at the 2022 Homegrown Festival in Wellington.
They will be joined by Kora, Sons of Zion, The Upbeats, Gin Wigmore, Sir Dave Dobbyn and Katchafire during the Waterfront Show on March 19.
Shihad will be playing in the new Rock Stage arena with Devilskin and Villainy. On the pop / hip hop lab stage, JessB, SACHI, Mitch James and Kings will perform, alongside local debutants Aacacia and Lady Shaka.
The hugely popular electronic scene is set to get a facelift and increase in size considerably, with The Upbeats and artists like Lee Matthews, Quix and Australia-based Flowidus playing in the new marquee.
Sir Dave Dobbyn will perform on the City Stage with Gin Wigmore and the reggae-funk band Raglan Masaya.
Read the full article on the announcement here.
Cloud cover will meet the early risers, and some showers will develop in the afternoon and evening, mainly in the Hutt Valley. The capital can expect a maximum temperature of 17 degrees Celsius today.
From the pages of The Dominion Post …
Frustration with Covid’s Level 2 Status Quo
Frustration boils after the new Covid-19 ‘roadmap’ put the brakes on large gatherings for regions on alert level 2 until vaccination rates rise.
However, some large hotels say that lifting the 100-guest cap is at least a step in the right direction.
A three-step plan was announced Monday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as part of the government’s “road map” to gradually reduce lockdown restrictions in Auckland.
Describing the long tail of Covid-19 as a ‘tentacle’ that has been ‘incredibly difficult to shake,’ Ardern said of recent cases in Waikato and the Auckland truck driver who traveled to Palmerston North then that he was infectious showed the need for the rest of New Zealand to remain at level 2.
The only adjustment to alert Level 2 rules was the removal of the 100-person cap at hospitality venues starting on Wednesday, although customers must still be seated and separated with physical distance.
Dan Booth, general manager of Wellington’s The Hudson site, said the roadmap was a “step in the right direction”.
“It won’t make a big difference, but it will help a bit. It’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
Raising the maximum customer cap from 50 to 100 in September had helped, but the restrictions still had an impact on the business, which could typically have up to 200 customers on a busy Friday night.
“Right now we’re doing the same amount of work, but getting two-thirds of the return.”
Read the full story here.
For our northern whānau you have this
Opinion: Kia kaha. Too often this is used as Aotearoa’s answer to “thoughts and prayers”. A beautiful phrase that has been co-opted as a way to speak out on the fate of others.
Right now, those in the north of the country – especially our Auckland whānau – need more than symbolism. They need our understanding and our empathy.
Lockdown takes its toll on relationships, mental health, physical health, and general motivation. We know all of this. But long-lasting blockages are something else.
As Auckland enters its eighth week of lockdown, it’s easy for the rest of us to forget what it looks like.
Read the full opinion piece by Dominion Posts lead writer Laura Walters here.
Photographer Anne Noble Collaborates With Experts And Word Makers To Explore The Beauty Of The Bee In New Book
For a while, Anne Noble had a freezer full of dead bees.
With a little help from her reluctant husband, the photographer tore off their wings one by one, until she had a little heap and a little inspiration.
The bees came from a colony that had collapsed due to commercial spraying, and were given to it by the farmer who owned them.
Of course, it was all in the name of art. Noble’s new book, Conversātiō: In the company of bees confronts his astonishing photographs with the challenges of ecosystem collapse and climate change in a series of newly commissioned trials, shine the spotlight on this most important insect, the European bee.
Noble has been raising bees since 2010. “For anyone who becomes a beekeeper, this is the most wonderful journey to learn more about them. The beehive is a fascinating complex living system.
Read Kate Green’s full story here.
Lower Hutt artist Emily Benefield creates fresh art from old pages
Part-time library assistant Emily Benefield is always on the hunt for the right images and titles to cut out and include in her collage works, but says she is only occasionally tempted to take the inventory. from the library with his scissors.
“Fortunately, there isn’t much that I come across at work that I would like to cut, so I’m not tempted to remove books from the system for my own purposes,” laughs Benefield.
The Lower Hutt-based artist draws much of his imagery from period magazines and children’s books from the 1930s to the 1960s and enjoys juxtaposing primitive and appropriate characters and scenes with an irreverent touch.
“I really like the style of the old illustrations, as well as the color saturation in the print. There are some really funny headlines in the magazines too. said Benefield.
Read Bill Hickman’s full story here.