Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says businesses that require vaccine certificates for entry will now be required to have a fully vaccinated workforce.
An Auckland pie shop’s controversial social media post comparing the vaccine mandate to apartheid has grabbed attention, but there’s a warning it could cause lasting reputational damage for the business.
The post on The Pie Shop's Facebook page read: "The Pie Shop says, no to apartheid, no to discrimination. We welcome all New Zealanders.”
The post gathered more than 500 comments and 600 reactions, with many shocked at the comparison of vaccination with apartheid, a system of legislation that upheld segregationist policies against non-white citizens of South Africa.
“This is so disappointing. Comparing something that is ultimately a choice to an atrocious system of institutional racism is so unbelievably offensive and insensitive. By all means welcome unvaccinated individuals into your store, but please consider the wording that you …