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  1. Clean up the immigration rules would be a good start. Kick out those that can’t live here nicely, no jail just deport them whence they came. Same for their offspring.

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  2. Look, Christians are much more evil with their slave trade trafficking wives to China, bet you feel bad now for being appalled at Islam for their child brides and arranged marriages (commonly to related family members of some sorts too)

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/112540839/pakistani-christian-girls-lured-into-marriages-in-china-under-false-pretenses

    And in a link on that same very page, a propaganda piece for Islam and Iran…

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/middle-east/112431338/10-things-that-surprised-me-about-iran

    ANyone else get the feeling that the MSM is trying to change the narrative that Christianity is bad, and Islam is better than No.8 wire…?

    Or do I need to re-adjust my tinfoil hat…?

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  3. I now understand fully why Bob Jones bought his own plane.

    Two people removed from Air New Zealand flight after failing to listen to safety briefing.

    Who ever listens to them burbling on.

    And here’s a question.
    Why do they bother with life vests?

    apart from a couple of American planes finishing yp in the river when did a plane last go ito the sea and did anyone survive the landing?

    Are life vests worth the weight and cost or is it just the FAA feeding its mates with money?

    think about how much more room would be available if the seat didn’t need one.
    One benefit of course would be that we wouldn’t need to listen to the how to use a life jacket bit.

    Would the hosties be offended?

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    • I’d say the flight attendant had a bee in her bonnet. The last two times I’ve flown on Air NZ they didn’t give a damn that I was reading a book through their lame video.

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    • some of the Air NZ waitresses rate themselves. not sure why.

      said it many times – replace them with a vending machine

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  4. So wonder how the Herald on line sign up is going?
    Nothing in the business news is outside of the Wall.
    All the same stuff for more money.

    Advertisers will be leaving.

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    • Is anyone else finding that the Herald website not opening every time? This seems a new occurence since the premium pay era stated a week or so ago, Message usually says – website not available etcetc.

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      • No; can’t say I do, but then my father said I would go blind if I did that sort of thing.
        You know, pretending to read news when it is not the real thing.
        Or something like that.
        And I was only there for the articles!

        Haven’t gone to the Horrid place for ages except for older info in research.

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      • I am only going to open it once a week to see if its Alexa ratings fall.
        Last week it was 10 and stuff was 7 and Trademe was 5.
        YSB has now risen to 4,300.

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    • Sorry Viking, I think you missed a word there
      You wrote:-
      ‘All the same stuff for more money.’

      Surely one word is missing.
      Should not it be:-
      ‘All the same AS Stuff, for more money.’

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  5. Would Woodhouse be about the most dumb politician there ever was.
    Arguing against the very policy he out in place, A policy the was so right.

    “Asked what he thought had caused the holdup in re-establishing the parent visa category, Woodhouse speculated New Zealand First was behind the delay.

    “Winston Peters has been heavily critical of the ability of parents to come in and stay permanently in New Zealand. By whatever means, he is delaying, deferring or cancelling the return of that visa category.”

    In the past, Peters had been critical of the category saying it provided easy access to New Zealand’s health services and its superannuation.”

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/government-to-make-decision-on-reopening-parent-visa-category/?fbclid=IwAR1gQwDeZDrUken0_kZBxERXKGDS4iyKF47f5feg0-aND53Wj4-R65N8VOc

    Thank goodness for Mr Peters.

    Mind you with the current rate of building consents at a record level since the 1970’s we will need a lot more immigrants to sell houses too.
    The Nats. will be back in their element.

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    • Isn’t he just highlighting that it is another ‘promise’ not kept by Labour?

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  6. New statistics show 2018 NCEA pass rates are down and ethnicity, gender and decile gaps widened for the first time since 2010.

    The most significant decrease in pass rates was for Year 11 students sitting Level 1, down from 74.9 per cent to 71.8 per cent.

    So paying teachers more, removing a check on performance has enhanced the education sector results how?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/112386720/new-statistics-show-that-ncea-ethnicity-gaps-widen-as-pass-rates-fall?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR1ZvWMRYJiyiHv5rg7P-zY_AbrApbSAvzqw2aX4z9uXk_53Rvj7fGxOwYY

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    • “Move along, nothing to see here”. Though I’m sure it could be spun somehow with “nine years of neglect” because reasons.

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    • Nothing too worry about as this disparity can be easily rectified with removal of racially discriminatory subjects such as maths and science and replace them with more culturally inclusive subjects.
      Rap and Hip Hop Studies accompanied by Kapa Haka Studies should bump those pass rates up near the 100% mark.

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      • Ya reckon? They are just too lazy to do the work, even for those subjects that they should romp home in..

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        • Yes its very sad that our indigngeous people seem to be the only race in the world does not do well with western education.
          Probably beacsue their parents are too lazy to instill some good ethics into their progeny

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  7. The Internet has become too politically correct.
    What’s all this nonsense about disabled cookies?
    In my day they were called broken biscuits.

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    • Breaking News
      The Democratic National HQ was evacuated today after a suspicious package arrived. It turned out to be a copy of the Constitution of the United States, which none of them had seen before.

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      • The National Party here have a similar problem. Part of their founding principles mention “individual freedom & choice” along with “personal responsibility”.

        So far the Catholic mafia who control the organisation on behalf of the Skyfairy & Mother’s homemade apple pie have kept this info under wraps.

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    • Clark has it wrong:
      “My view is if you punish children for the decisions of their parents you end up entrenching the problem rather than actually [solving] it.”

      My view is if you protect children when their parents won’t you end up solving the problem rather than actually [entrenching] it.

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  8. The police knocked on my door this morning saying there had been reports of a Peeping Tom in the area and if I knew anything about it.
    Wanting to be transparent I said “I have been a Mormon but then stopped being one, so you can make of that what they will”.

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      • Umm no but yes, it all depends on the definition of “peeping” just like “binding”.
        Also the benchmark has been set that the answer is dependent on whether you are speaking as party leader or PM so my answer is also dependent on whether you are asking me as an individual or as head of the household.
        Hope that’s cleared up any confusion…

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  9. How painful was it to listen to Cindy on Hosking breakfast yesterday morning???

    Nearly every single question she got asked, was answered with her asking Mike a question instead of any resemblance of an answer to the original question.

    How dumb must her supporters be to not see how evasive and ill-prepared she is and think she is doing an amazing job as a leader of a country…?

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    • It’s got fuck all to do with knowledge. It’s all about the feelz with her dumb supporters.

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    • Felt sorry for Mike as getting an answer from her was like pulling teeth.

      Watching her in the house during question time yesterday and I had to suppress the urge to scream abuse at her…. time to take a chill pill.

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    • Watch her in OQT where she seems locked in the habits so long entrenched from 9 years of neglect of doing any work. Still turns to the right to address the Speaker then tries to tack a question on every response. Seems the Speaker lets this persist where others are pulled up after one attempt and his hearing aids do capture more sound only making it a bigger challenge to pinpoint the origin of all that sound. Meanwhile he is content to laugh off every attempt from old Winston First to disrupt the house always in pursuit of his own brand of humor. Perhaps like him he accepts they are all slow learners still sporting trainer wheels.

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      • QT makes me cringe!

        She had a shit eating grin on her face today with a lil new found bravado knowing the duck will eject anyone who upsets her after yesterdays ass saving maneuver!

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    • This figure will grow exponentially now due to the new rules.
      But the system was unfair!
      Now its all free money just produce a feral and we will pay you all you want.
      Tax payers should be very annoyed.

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    • I hope he gets paid out the full value of his contract.
      Which I think is $12mill.
      Can he still go and play for someone else, or does he have to wait the 4yrs before playing again?
      $12mill is a nice retirement package as long as he does not tilth it! Minus lawyers ofcourse.

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      • Think he would go reading sermons if he was on a stand down with money in pocket, go off and be a Pastor.

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      • He has a legal right to earn a living so I believe they cannot prevent him from playing for another team for too long a period if finds a new team to play for.

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    • Good Allah! oops I meant good god!

      She is looking more and more like that Jocylean whatshername…? the cat lady due to all the facial work!

      In other ramblings, I wonder if our dear single mother will pardon Karel Sroubrek for his sins, so he can make the Royal NZ wedding as Hardcore’s date / help with the guest goodie bags details…?

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  10. Thought for the day.
    Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really just Rosario Dawson playing a role?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosario_Dawson
    Are we being punked?
    It is entirely possible.

    The Hawaiian half caste B. Hussein Obama played the role of President and when off script he was lost for words.
    That was like the opposite of the ‘Truman Show’.
    In the ‘Truman Show’, Truman was unscripted and mostly a natural centrepiece with no downtime and it was all being watched and recorded.
    The Obama Show it was all heavily scripted, unnatural, and with downtime where he could get back to being a community organiser from the ‘hood. it was only partially seen and well stage managed.

    In the ‘Truman Show’ Truman was unscripted and did not know it anyway;
    in the Obama show Bazza was massively scripted and did know it.
    Just an observation.

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    • there is talk AOC’s brother put her up for the audtion.

      just a puppet. it works. media and young girls fall for it. “look how young and earnest she is”

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  11. Did the policeman charge for road blocking at the peak for the gang?
    If not, why not?
    They charge everybody else to do it.
    How many police did it take to stop the public entering?
    What was the reason to close the road for a private event?

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    • Funny isn’t it that when whitey puts a walking track on Te Mata Peak there is an uproar from the Iwi that it is sacred and the mana of the mountain has been disturbed blah blah but when the bros and cuzzies close it off for a gang ceremony along with burnouts and god knows what else not a word.
      Probably can’t extract koha from the mob though right.

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  12. Just a thought, how serious are the Greens about their cannabis policy, they have made a young first term MP spokesperson for it. Shouldn’t it be someone more senior in the party?

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    • Careful what you wish for.
      Chloe Swarbrick will talk about smoking blunts while Marama Davidson will talk about smoking c@#ts.

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      • Maybe Labour may not mind Chloe crash and burning!
        But then again is this part of Labours election bribe to get young voters out to vote for it and while you are there vote for us!

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    • Serious enough to vote to kick Nick Smith out of the House for asking about roadside drug testing. It seems the COL definitely don’t want to open the door to accountability of drivers taking drugs then hitting the road.

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      • Or for that poor woman’s petition to be put in front of the house, Good way for the petition to get a lot of air.

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    • She has admitted to be a dope smoker and has suffered from “stress issues” so sounds like your typical stoner.

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      • So she is just there to induce young Aucklanders and others, but she is from Akl to vote but not actually contribute anything to the legislation?

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        • Does have close personal friends invloed in the drug trade as well. Mike Bush the boss of the rossers , said they were not looking for Jethro as they knew were he was.

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  13. Is the reason that Tova goes after Soimon so hard because was banging plug head Ross? (Asking for a friend)

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  14. Wow and double wow. The speaker has suspended Nic Smith after naming him.

    I am now waiting for National to respond as it’s been my observation that Peters gets a free pass from the speaker on many occasions. Not a level playing field and a bloody disgrace.

    I have the utmost respect for the title of Speaker & PM etc in our parliamentary system but have nothing but contempt for those currently holding these positions.

    We all remember when Mallard who has an assault conviction being tossed out of the house for acting like a idiot. Sadly nothing has changed.

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    • Funny as the rest unfolded in real time. Gerry Brownlee asked when the Speakers bullying inquiry would be completed to which he was rebuked for not taking part. To which GB sought the opportunity for a late submission. Denied naturally. Seems Mr Speaker is loosing the plot but remains exceedingly tolerant to the DPM constantly trying to blatantly disrupt the House. Some Utu might come for him tomorrow when he is again forced to answer on behalf of the missing PM. Perhaps she will visiting another kindy to have the children pick the ten trees for the Royal baby.

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  15. Nic Smith chucked out of parliament for upsetting the duck big time!
    Maybe National need to bring it to a head and clip the ducks tail feathers!

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    • Well they allowed him to be there because they didn’t have what it takes to say no. There’s winners and losers and so far the Nats have been losers. They need to harden the fuck up and nail some of these dreadful MP’s. Most have a shit load of bad history. Time a few leaks outed them.

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  16. Over the last two mornings, I have watched some of the football from the UK as I ready myself for a day’s work. In both games, the chant “Oh Tommy Tommy” could be clearly heard around the ground. This, of course, is in support of Tommy Robinson and is coordinated by a group who call themselves the football lads alliance. The interesting thing about this group is that they are prepared to put aside long-held animosity towards fans of opposing teams to come together in support of Robinson and his battle against the tide of Islamification.

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  17. Had the misfortune of watching 1 news tonight and nearly lost it when the stupid bitch in charge starting talking about climate change. I hope everyone who supports this shit freezes to death in the upcoming cooler period…

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  18. Jesus, in a very worried state, convened all of his apostles & disciples to an emergency meeting because of the drug consumption problem all over the world. After giving it much thought they reached the conclusion that in order to better deal with the problem, that they should try the drugs themselves & then decide on the correct way to proceed.

    It was therefore decided that a commission made up of some of the members return to earth to get the different types of drugs. The secret operation is effected & two days later the commissioned disciples begin to return to heaven.

    Jesus, waiting at the door, lets in the first disciple:

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s Paul”. Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring Paul?”
    “Hashish from Morocco.”
    “Very well son, come in.”

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s Mark”. Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring Mark?”
    “Marijuana from Colombia.”
    “Very well son, come in.”

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s Matthew.” Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring Matthew?”
    “Cocaine from Bolivia.”
    “Very well son, come in.”

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s John.”Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring John?”
    “Crack from New York.”
    “Very well son, come in.”

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s Luke.” Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring Luke?”
    “Speed from Amsterdam”
    “Very well son, come in.”

    “Who is it?”
    “It’s Judas.” Jesus opens the door.
    “What did you bring Judas?”
    “The DRUG SQUAD…. EVERYONE AGAINST THE WALL!!

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  19. Fuck Mallard and Fuck Winston. Both cunts of the 1st order. Good on you Nick Smith. And while I’m at it fuck Cindy and the rest of Labour too. And the Greens. That’s it.

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    • You forgot NZF. They voted against Nick as well.
      Hope this obvious conspiracy to shut down National from asking about roadside drug testing comes back to bite the COL on the arse. Voters are going to remember the COL are shutting down legitimate Parliamentary debate. What we are seeing is ‘Don’t question the decision making of the COL.’

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      • My brain is starting to hurt…

        so the aim is…..
        NZ smokfree 20something…..?
        But want to legalise weed…? Does not compute????
        then aim/plan is….
        roadside drug testing….? (which is hard to differentiate between just smoked a joint and had a joint 2 days ago, but still have THC in the system, therefore, busted)
        Again, does not compute????
        Annndddddd……
        Karel Sroubrek specializes in lawnmowers not weed so he’d be another addition to the jobseekers benefit list….

        TIme for a drink and hope this CoL is all just a bad hangover

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  20. Has anyone considered whether drink or drug impairment tests using absolute levels of a substance to determine a driver or operators ability may not be the best way to improve safety? Take alcohol…..in
    1969 there was a legal limit of 100 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for all drivers. In 1978 this was lowered to 80 mg per 100 ml, and in 2014 to 50 mg. This ignores the fact that there are those who are unsafe at any level & those who but for roadside testing would never come to the attention of the authorities because they don’t crash or kill at very high levels of blood alcohol. Ditto for THC.

    Setting a level of anything gives compulsive meddlers & authoritarians twitchy little hard ons but returning to subjective tests to determine impairment may improve safety on the roads & at the workplace at the cost of prosecutions & sackings.

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  21. Now here something well worth putting into action.

    This is a letter that a Tauranga primary school teacher has written to the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins. She has had no reply so has posted the letter directly to his Facebook page. Are you a teacher or parent of a school child? What do you think of Sarah’s proposed solutions?
    ‎Sarah Lean‎
    to
    Chris Hipkins MP
    11 hrs

    I have recently written to you with the following letter. I have not had a response as yet but thought I would post it here for discussion.

    This is an open letter to our Government and Industry leaders.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Re: Employing teacher-aides in every primary classroom to solve the education crisis.

    Read on before making a blanket judgment that this is unfeasible.

    I am a NZ trained teacher working in the Bay of Plenty. I have been teaching since 2005 and in that time I have seen the decline of our education system. In my early years as a teacher I worked with busy but happy teachers in a climate where 100 applicants were applying for any one teaching position. Our students with additional needs were better supported and our salaries were not a draw card but certainly not a deterrent to the profession either.

    We are all aware of the declining morale within the teaching community, especially in the primary sector. I am not going to reiterate all of the failings that have created the situation I am writing to provide a solution to the problem. Negotiations with NZEI in recent months has only decreased the morale and divided the teaching community. We are getting nowhere.

    The main issues:

    1 – Working conditions are such that the mental and physical health of teachers is in crisis. Teachers do not have adequate time to complete required paperwork. Teacher workload has grown exponentially over the years but without recompense. Expectations are increasing and teachers need access to better support to help them meet these expectations to prevent burnout. Burnout is real.

    2 – Teacher shortage – trainee teacher numbers have reduced and cannot make up for the number of baby-boomers retiring. New trainees on average are quitting within the first 5 years in the occupation. Principals are struggling to fill teacher positions. This is even worse in our low decile schools where our learners are already disadvantaged. School should be a safe place with reliable and stable education providers. It is not.

    3 – Students with additional needs – behavioural and learning difficulties – do not currently get the support they require. Schools have to support students by using funds from their operational budgets. This is wrong. Society is getting more complex and so are our students yet support is reducing.

    What can we do?

    Employ teacher-aides in every primary classroom to solve the education crisis.

    What would they do?
    Provide educational and emotional support to learners in partnership with teachers by:

    Supporting teachers to reduce workload – maintaining the classroom, erecting displays, preparing resources and the classroom for learning, photocopying, returning resources, filing, tidying, supporting assessments, morning tea and lunchtime duties, lunch clubs etc. Freeing up teacher time to focus on planning, assessments, reporting to parents and developing programs for our target learners and in the long run raising achievement!

    Supporting learners – providing consistent emotional support for learners with: anxiety, behavioural difficulties and learning difficulties. Providing consistent learning support for our target learners. Enabling teachers to have more time with target learners and learners in general. Every child could be read with everyday!

    What would it look like?
    Hours 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday

    Following the classroom support model (as apposed to one-to-one model or itinerant model). Every teacher-aide with the same class everyday like teachers or job share depending on circumstances. This is to provide consistent care for all of our learners.

    How would we pay for it?

    The Ministry of Education cannot currently afford to pay teachers more or to pay for a teacher-aide in every classroom. So where would the money come from?

    If we had a teacher-aide in every classroom this would create a whole new workforce. Money could be pooled from many areas of government – Ministry of Education, MBIE and Ministry of Social Development. It would create a workforce that is within school hours therefore opening it up to tens of thousands of parents who cannot currently work due to inability to find work during school hours.

    There are approximately 190,000 people either on a jobseekers allowance (131,720) or receiving Parent Support (58, 824). If say 20,000 of these people were then employed as a teacher-aide not only would there be a huge social benefit of being gainfully employed but you would save The Ministry of Social Development over $270 million alone. You are more than half way there to funding the project without us even having to dip in to Ministry of Educations pockets. I am not a finance expert but with careful planning and reallocation of funds it could easily be done.

    Lastly, the government and treasury need to plain and simply allocate more funding to education and the ‘Foundations of our Future’. I hope to see treasury allocate a workable budget to education this May so that real change can be made. The proposed salary increase as it stands would not be enough to keep any teacher in a job when the mental and physical stress is too great.

    Why would it work?

    A full time teacher-aide would prevent teacher burnout, which is the major cause of teachers leaving the profession. The work-life balance for teachers is out of equilibrium. No amount of salary increase is going to fix this. As a teacher, if I had the choice of receiving the proposed salary increase or a full time teacher-aide I know which one I would choose.

    Until the government, educators, school administrators, society and other professionals acknowledge the true nature of the education crisis we will continue to see proposals that scratch the surface of how we can move forward.

    I want to start the conversation on solutions. We all want all of our tamariki to have a great future. We need to do better by them.

    Yours sincerely,

    Sarah

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  22. I see a boring machine has been procured for the City Rail Loop project, and apparently it needs a name.

    Traditionally, boring machines have to have female names. Can you think of a suitably boring female?

    Jacinda

    Got the teeth for it!

    😆 😆 Joining the dots you might say.

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    • Yet it is the male that bores, funny old world, it just must because it is a machine, but thinking of male, female fittings in this instance it should be Phil?

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      • If it was “Phil” his poor sense of direction would result in backtracking and recalibrating with the City Rail Loop looking like a block of Swiss cheese after numerous failed attempts by Phil to find the required exit. ?

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    • Another option would be “Bottomless Pit”. The CoL will throw our money in to it.

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  23. One group I do hate with a vengeance, and I hope they die miserable deaths, preferably being run over by a bus while on the job… Those cunts who film bus lanes hoping to catch unaware motorists who happen to drive on the wrong bits of road. To all of you maggots of society, fuck you, your bosses and everybody associated with you. To the cunts that design and plan these buslanes, I hope you have miserable, lonely lives, as society scorns you and your ilk.

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