Dear Editor, interesting to read New Zealand opposition leader Christopher Luxon’s comment on his return from overseas travels, that the rest of the world has moved on from Covid-19 and it didn’t feature in any of his conversations with any political leader or officials.
Indeed, the world is moving on. In Europe people are travelling freely and without needing vaccine passes to cross borders. Australia has recently dropped its requirement for international travellers to be vaccinated. Time for the Cooks to revisit its border restrictions.
didn’t and doesn’t stop the spread of Covid-19. A third of eligible New Zealanders
and Australians have not received their boosters. So are they now considered
‘unvaccinated’ or ‘not up to date’? Will we refuse entry to a significant
portion of the NZ/Australian population? We were in NZ recently and no-one
cares if you’re vaccinated or not. People are just trying to get on with life
and businesses rebuilding. The last thing they want to know is if you’ve
got all the vaccine ticks.
awesome to see tennis great Novak Djokovic’s win at Wimbledon, his seventh
Wimbledon win and fourth consecutive crown, 21st career Grand slam,
and so much the sweeter for him after the disgraceful treatment he received in
Australia earlier this year. Such a true champion, not only for his actions on
the court but his actions off – standing by the strength of his convictions,
his right to bodily autonomy and not get vaccinated. He missed his opportunity
to play in the Australia Open because of his stance, he’s just been feted in
England by royals and crowds for his win, and remains to be seen if he will be
able to play in the US Open because of his vaccine status. How ridiculous,
one of the fittest, most healthiest people on the planet being denied entry to
a country because of his vaccine status. Because healthy unvaccinated athletes
are such a threat, right? The guy wouldn’t even be welcome here to the
Cook Islands, yet there he is being warmly congratulated by ‘our royals’
William and Kate.
for remaining restrictions to be dropped and any further discrimination to end.
Like we are seeing in the rest of the world, it is time to move on.
to Crown Law
you please put this question to Crown Law and press them for an early response
in view of the fact that we are just over two weeks out from a general election
and voters should be interested.
is the legal position if the Constitution imposes a mandatory function, or
limitation, upon a Minister and the Minister fails, year after year, to perform
that function, or comply with that limitation? If judicial review is not then
an option is the Minister in breach of his constitutional duty and does that
breach constitute a criminal act with penal consequences?”