Spring in the Southern Hemisphere has seen a cleanout of politicians and a clean-up of failed policies as New Zealand says goodbye to covid zero. Tim and Dieuwe discuss their respective leaders’ unraveling on this week’s Trad Tasman Talk.
Unable to eliminate covid in Auckland Jacinda this week unveiled a three-step plan to ease lockdown in Auckland, at the same time putting Northland and Waikato regions into lockdown. For lock downed regions in New Zealand, the list of essential workers includes members of the Mongrel Mob gang because they now run drug treatment facilities. However, Auckland Rugby teams cannot participate in the national championship outside the city despite all players being fully vaccinated. Auckland’s big fat lockdown hypocriteSiouxsie Wiles has had text messages between her and the Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield revealed.
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews was today fined twice for violating his own outdoor mask mandate when walking from his car to Parliament on two occasions this week. But a couple of mask fines are the least of Dan’s problems with the state’s anti-corruption body IBAC investigating both his government and his Labor Party.
Victorians can now remove their masks to consume alcohol outdoors, can use the toilets on golf courses but the nightly 9pm curfew remains. Despite Melbourne now at 250 days in lockdown cases continue to reach record highs. As Australia reaches its 70-80% vaccine targets its advisory body ATAGI has already approved third doses for those who are severely immunocompromised.
The new NSW Premier Domonic Perrottet is a conservative catholic father of six who believes in freedom, which the cultural left believes is a bad thing. Perrottet at a press conference without Dr Kerry Chant present unveiled modest changes to the NSW Roadmap on Thursday allowing for increased private gatherings, he said important decisions should be made by democratically elected politicians. Chant at a health briefing today said that officials had discovered a new Delta strain circulating in Sydney.
Greta Thunberg has accused Jacinda Ardern of doing nothing about climate change in a recent Guardian interview. Greta has grown tired of political leaders’ climate slogans net-zero and build back better which she calls ‘blah blah;.
Booster shot for severely immunocompromised Australians – ATAGI
Our 3-step plan to keep Auckland safe and ease restrictions – Covid NZ
Daniel Andrews FINED for breaking his own mask mandate – Rebel News
Siouxsie Wiles to Ashley Bloomfield – let’s get vaccinated together on the Sky Tower, texts show – NZ Herald
Three Auckland teams set to lose millions after withdrawing from NPC – NZ Herald
More mass protest rallies for Auckland, Hamilton, elsewhere planned – NZ Herald
A Vicious Witch-Hunt Against Perrottet Is Already Well Underway – Caldron Pool
Dominic Perrottet puts responsible government, not unelected bureaucrats, first – The Spectator Australia
New Covid Variant “Discovered” the day after NSW Premier pushes forward reopening – XYZ
Gang boss given essential worker exemption to come to Auckland – NewstalkZB
Government granted Mongrel Mob life member Harry Tam essential workers exemption – NZ Herald
Dan Andrews under the watch of Victoria’s anti-corruption body – Rebel News
Andrews government knew three years ago about problems at centre of corruption probe – The Age
Greta Thunberg slams Jacinda Ardern for ‘not doing anything’ about climate change – NZ Herald