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Shaneel Lal, first transgender person to win a New Zealander of the Year award
Activist Shaneel Lal has become the first transgender person to win a New Zealander of the Year award.
The 22-year-old has been named Young New Zealander of the Year for their work in the rainbow community.
They were instrumental in the fight to ban conversion therapy and in the recent protest against anti-trans campaigner Posie Parker.
Shaneel Lal said their award sent a message to people like Posie Parker that their transphobia was not welcome in New Zealand.
They said they had no idea about the award and almost did not show up to accept it, but they were glad they did.
I’m your Young New Zealander of the Year
Hey, trans folk, although we had a tough week and the attacks feel overwhelming, hear me, we are winning 💛 pic.twitter.com/74Fh3a6qXY
— Shaneel Lal 🧚🏻 (They/Them) (@shaneellall) March 30, 2023
SHANEEL LAL HAS BEEN NAMED THE KIWIBANK YOUNG NEW ZEALANDER OF THE YEAR FOR 2023.
Lal was a key figure in the organisation of the Posie Parker counter-protest which descended into violence on Saturday in Albert Park, Auckland.
The Young New Zealander of the Year award is sponsored by the University of Canterbury.
The category judges were Jamie Fenton, Head Judge, Young New Zealander of the Year 2011, Georgia Devereux, Co-Founder, The Social Club, Shay Wright, Co Founder at Te Whare Hukahuka and Jacinta Gulasekharam, Co-Founder, Dignity NZ, Human Centered Designer, PwC.
The award ceremony was held tonight at the Cordis in Auckland.
The decision will likely generate a lot of controversy with many believing Lal was responsible for the ugly scenes at Saturday’s #LetWomenSpeak rally.
Reaction on social media was swift.
More to follow.
Young New Zealander of the Year! This is who they give out awards to these days.
APRIL FOOL’S DAY SEES THE RELEASE OF THE BIVALENT BOOSTER.
The bivalent ‘vaccine’ replaced the Pfizer BA.4/5 ‘vaccine’ on 1 March. From tomorrow bivalent boosters are available to the public.
The booster is available to:
- anyone aged 30 and over who has completed their primary course (2 doses) as long as it has been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.
- anyone at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who has completed their primary course (2 doses), as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.
The ‘Unite Against COVID-19‘ website says, ‘Bivalent vaccines work by combining 2 strains of a virus, which prompts the body to create antibodies against both strains, providing a greater level of protection.’
However, UK expert cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra says don’t take it. Speaking recently to Paul Brennan of Reality Check Radio, Malhotra said ‘Just say no. This is my message, British cardiologist from the UK, unequivocally don’t do it, just say no.’
Malhotra was recently in South Africa to provide expert assistance to court proceedings filed against the government seeking removal of the Pfizer jab from public use.
BIVALENT BOOSTER AVAILABLE IN NEW ZEALAND ON SATURDAY 1ST APRIL (APRIL FOOLS?)… HEAR WHAT BRITISH CARDIOLOGIST ASEEM MALHOTRA SAYS WHEN SPEAKING WITH PAUL BRENNAN: “DON’T DO IT.”
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— VOICES FOR FREEDOM (@VOICES_NZ) MARCH 31, 2023
Listen below for the full 55 minute interview.
Nearly two thirds of GPs plan to retire in next 10 years
A Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners report released today says nearly two thirds of GPs plan to retire in the next 10 years.
The report shows 79 percent of GPs surveyed experienced some form of burnout and nearly a third would no longer recommend the job to others.
College president Dr Samantha Murton said if the more than 400 GPs aged over 64 were to retire tomorrow nearly 750,000 New Zealanders would be without a doctor.
A quarter of New Zealand’s GP workforce was aged over 62, she said.