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New Zealand father screamed at by a mother in a Westfield for using the parent’s room with his baby

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A father was outraged after he was told off by an angry woman for using a shopping centre parents’ room to change his daughter’s nappy.

Josh Anderson was at a Westfield in Auckland, New Zealand, when he used the shared bathroom with his five-month old daughter, Vienna.

After feeding Vienna, changing her nappy and using the toilet himself, Mr Anderson walked out of the parents’ room only to be confronted by a furious woman.

Josh Anderson (pictured with wife, Kori) was at a Westfield shopping centre in Auckland when he decided to use the bathroom with his five-month old daughter, Vienna

Josh Anderson (pictured with wife, Kori) was at a Westfield shopping centre in Auckland when he decided to use the bathroom with his five-month old daughter, Vienna

Josh Anderson (pictured with wife, Kori) was at a Westfield shopping centre in Auckland when he decided to use the bathroom with his five-month old daughter, Vienna

‘He came out of the cubicle with my daughter and the lady waiting with her son straight away said, “You’re not allowed to use this facility because it’s for women only. Can you not see the sign? You have no right”,’ Mr Anderson’s wife, Kori, told the NZ Herald

Ms Anderson said she was ‘absolutely livid’ over her husband’s treatment and the fact the woman referenced the image on the door of a child and adult wearing skirts.

The woman claimed this meant the bathroom was only allowed for women despite it being called a ‘parent-child toilet’.

She told Mr Anderson he should only be using the male bathroom as ‘that’s what all the men are supposed to do’.

Following the confrontation, Mr Anderson asked a cleaner if what he did was allowed and the cleaner said: ‘Of course, all parents are welcome to use it, mums and dads’. 

Ms Anderson took to Facebook saying the woman needed to learn some ‘common decency and gender diversity’. 

‘Josh just got absolutely ripped into by a mum for using the parents room in Westfield Manukau as he took our five-month-old daughter in for a nappy change, a bottle and to use the bathroom,’ she wrote.

After feeding Vienna, changing her diaper and using the toilet himself, Mr Anderson walked out of the parent's room only to be confronted by an angry woman

After feeding Vienna, changing her diaper and using the toilet himself, Mr Anderson walked out of the parent's room only to be confronted by an angry woman

After feeding Vienna, changing her diaper and using the toilet himself, Mr Anderson walked out of the parent’s room only to be confronted by an angry woman

Ms Anderson said she was 'absolutely livid' over her husband's treatment after the woman referenced the image on the door of a child and adult wearing skirts

Ms Anderson said she was 'absolutely livid' over her husband's treatment after the woman referenced the image on the door of a child and adult wearing skirts

Ms Anderson said she was ‘absolutely livid’ over her husband’s treatment after the woman referenced the image on the door of a child and adult wearing skirts

‘It’s called a PARENTS room for a reason.

‘Apparently the Mum’s reasoning was that even though the sign said “parent-child room” the symbol was of a person in a dress.’

Mr Anderson told Seven Sharp: ‘I’m a dad and have every right to use these rest rooms, it does say parents and child.

‘I know the picture doesn’t show a man, but I’m just looking after my daughter for the day, I can’t take her to the men’s room and leave her pram out.’ 

Westfield confirmed the parents’ rooms are for all parents, guardians or caregivers.

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Deadly funnel web spider warning issued ahead of wet weekend

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A funnel web spider warning has been issued for residents in some areas of New South Wales ahead of the wet weather. 

Sydney, Newcastle, and Central Coast locals have been warned of a possible spike in numbers of the critters in the next few weeks. 

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females. 

Slightly warmer temperatures combined with damp weather are conditions which the spiders tend to favour, according to Jake Meney from the Australian Reptile Park. 

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

The deadly Australian arachnids could be spotted in backyards or even indoors as males venture from burrows in search of females

‘[Indoors] Sydney funnel webs prefer cool, damp places like the laundry, garage or in shoes left out on the ground,’ Mr Meney told 9News

He warned people to be on the lookout for the spiders in items of clothing left outdoors or on the ground which can provide good hiding spots. 

‘It is best to ensure you are not leaving washing and clothing on the floor, if you leave your shoes outside – make sure you give them a tap on the ground before putting your foot in blindly as shoes can be the perfect little burrow for funnel webs,’ he said.

He also said that the spiders like to hide in pool filters. 

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility. 

Anti-venom is made from the venom of spiders which are held in captivity. 

Those bitten by a spider they suspect to be venomous are advised to apply a pressure bandage to the affected limb and get to a hospital as quickly as possible. 

Weather experts have forecast a multi-state storm outbreak in the next week as Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria are expected to be hit with wild weather. 

The weather bureau is expecting heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds with flash flooding also being warned for some areas.  

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

The Australian Reptile Park is asking adults who spot a funnel web to catch it and bring it into the facility

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Is this Australia’s creepiest home? North Sydney terrace overgrown with ivy called Jumanji house

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An ivy-covered terrace home in Sydney has been compared to the mansion in Jumanji after being completely overgrown. 

The three bedroom house located at 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney, has ivy wrapped around the outside walls, verandahs and even the roof.   

The standalone home was built in 1986 and sold in the same year in October for only $200,000. It is now estimated to be worth as much as $2,200,000.

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally 'come to life' with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally 'come to life' with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The three bedroom house located 63 Ridge Street, North Sydney has finally ‘come to life’ with ivy wrapping itself around the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

The home in North Sydney pictured before the stunning ivy grew and covered the house

Previously the house was covered in dead and shrivelled up ivy due to  dry weather, but is now covered in a lush new coat of greenery. 

An Instagram user posted a photo of the house with the caption: this magnificent building – we’ve dubbed it the “Living House” – has come alive after a long winter.’

‘Imagine living here!’ 

The post sparked comparisons to the house in the movie, Jumanji, which turns into a jungle.

‘Looks like they were playing Jumanji inside,’ one person commented. 

But others doubted whether it would be livable, fearing the ivy would attract too many creepy crawlies.

‘All I can think of is how many spiders will be in there,’ a commenter said.

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

A long dry winter caused the ivy to shrivel up and turn brown (pictured)

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Up the stairs and through the arched front doorway of Belvedere, the six-storey mansion on Milson Road in Cremorne, lies a fairytale home few people dare to dream of

Belvedere, the six-storey mansion at 136 Milson Road in nearby Cremorne Point, is another home decorated with ivy.

The manor overlooks Sydney Harbour and has a winding staircase leading to the front door – and ivy covers one whole exterior wall.  

A study by scientists from Oxford University found ivy protects the walls of homes and buildings it grows on.   

‘Ivy has been accused of destroying everything in its path and threatening some of our best-loved heritage sites,’ lead researcher Professor Heather Viles said.

‘Yet these findings suggest that there are many benefits to having ivy growing on the wall.

‘Ivy plants have aerial roots and tiny little suckers that they stick on with but even though these pads are sticky their reach and effect is very superficial.’  

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The job paying a six-figure salary but there’s a catch – so could you qualify?

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A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered.

Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a ‘female only’ lecturer in civil engineering – a field traditionally dominated by men.

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city’s north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience.

The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman.

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a 'female only' lecturer in civil engineering - as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a 'female only' lecturer in civil engineering - as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

A job advertising a six-figure salary comes with one condition: only women will be considered. Edith Cowan University in Perth is seeking a ‘female only’ lecturer in civil engineering – as recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women, including Dr Ana Vafadar (pictured)

‘ECU is seeking a female academic aspiring to be part of a teaching and research team at a university recognised internationally for its excellent quality of education and research,’ the ad posted on Seek said.

The advertisement hails its membership of a body designed to recruit more women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and touts how it has been recognised by the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an ’employer of choice’.

‘ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace,’ it said.

The advertisement also explained how its ECU Gender Equality Strategy was ‘working to break down structural and cultural barriers and driving diversity in higher education and research’. 

As recently as 2017, only four per cent of engineering academics at ECU were women.

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city's north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city's north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The position at the Joondalup campus in the city’s north offers a salary range of between $99,043 and $139,228 depending on experience. The university is seeking either a Level B lecturer or a Level C senior lecturer who is a woman

The university’s School of Engineering increased that to 12 per cent in December 2019 and ‘continues to participate in university initiatives to improve gender balance in engineering’.

Just in case potential applicants didn’t get the message, a message in bold and in caps said: ‘Please note: This position is open to females only, and open to Australian and international applicants. Relocation and sponsorship is available.’

‘ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society.

‘Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups.’ 

Applications close on November 11. 

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth.

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

Edith Cowan University was named after the first woman to win a seat in Parliament in 1921 with a state electorate in Perth

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