Dad refused entry to change daughter's diaper in parents' room at Wellington mall - 'I am outraged!'

A Wellington father says he was denied entry into a baby change room at a mall by a woman who was already using the space. 

Tua Fa'avale and his wife Sarah Fa'avale were at Queensgate Mall in Lower Hutt yesterday, looking to buy a car seat when their three-month-old daughter Tahani needed a diaper change.

This seemingly routine chore didn't go as planned however, with Tua reportedly denied access to the room by a mum already in it.

Tahani's mum posted about her husband's experience on Facebook shortly after the incident occurred.

"I am outraged!!! This afternoon Tua and I were at Queensgate. While I was ordering a new car seat for Tahani, Tua took her to the parents' room to change her nappy.

"When he went to enter however, a lady started yelling at him saying; 'um excuse me!!! you can’t go in there, there’s mums in there!'.

"Tua then had to leave to come and find me to change Hani’s nappy as all this time she was sitting in her poos!"

Sarah went on to write that the encounter left her "fuming".

"I just can’t believe some people!!! We are in 2018!!! I am absolutely gobsmacked that in this day and age a new father can’t change his own daughters nappy in a PARENTS Room!????

"I have never been so mad in my life!!!!!!!"

Queenstown Gate Mall told Stuff it had talked to the Fa'avale family and is working to make it "absolutely clear" that fathers are welcome in their parents' rooms. 

Source: Facebook/Sarah Fa'avale

Shot fired, vehicles damaged during gang-attack at Hawke's Bay property

A gang-related attack at a Hawke's Bay property last night saw five vehicles damaged and a shot fired.

Police say the attack occurred at a Flaxmere home around 10pm.

Two people were assaulted during the incident and received minor injuries.

Five vehicles were also damaged during the incident.

Police also believe a shot was fired by one of the offenders, but nobody was injured as a result.

Police would like to hear from anyone who can provide information on 06 831 0700 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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Two men charged over spate of over 100 attacks on vehicles in Whangārei

Police dealing with over 100 complaints of damage to vehicles and tyres in the Whangārei area have arrested and charged two men.

In June Whangārei Police received over 84 reports from members of the public of significant damage to their vehicles. 

Police are still dealing with over 100 complaints of vehicles that had numerous tyres slashed or were set alight, leaving the owners stranded and highly inconvenienced, Acting District Commander Inspector Justin Rogers said today.

Two men aged 26 and 28 have been arrested and charged with offences relating to the attacks on vehicles and further charges are imminent, Mr Rogers said. 

They have been remanded in custody and are next due to appear in the Whangārei District Court on August 20.

Source: 1 NEWS