What? No wisecracks from Labour over double-dipping?

by Cameron Slater on February 21, 2018 at 8:30am

Labour made much of Bill English’s housing issues when he was snapped double-dipping.

Strangely, there isn’t a peep from the usual suspects about Jacinda Ardern’s and Winston Peters’ own double-dipping:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters were both mistakenly paid over $21,000 for accommodation they didn’t need.  

The pair put out a press release on Tuesday afternoon explaining the overpayment, which resulted from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) continuing to pay them an accommodation allowance despite each moving into an official residence.

Ardern received $12,205.49 while Peters received $9123. They have both repaid the amount in full and received an apology for the error.

As soon as we were advised of the error, we both immediately took steps to reimburse the money.  That has now happened,” the pair said.

Good. At least they’ve paid it back.

“The error occurred when the DIA’s Ministerial Services continued to pay each of us a Member of Parliament’s Wellington accommodation allowance after they had moved us into official accommodation, at which point payments should have stopped.”

Neither had asked DIA for the payment.

“While mistakes happen, we have accepted the officials’ apology. Appropriate use of taxpayer money is something we both take extremely seriously, and we have set a high bar for ourselves and others.”

The mistake came to light as DIA prepared for their proactive release of ministerial expenses.

Non-Wellington based MPs receive an accommodation allowance in order to cover Wellington housing costs.

Outgoing National leader Bill English claimed $32,000 in accommodation allowance while living in a Karori home owned by a trust in the late 2000s.

He paid it all back when media uncovered the allowance in 2009.

I bet they both get a free pass. This will be a once-over-lightly story from the Media party.

I’d sure know if I had a stray $9k floating through my accounts.

Islamic terrorism in New Zealand 2018

by SB on February 16, 2018 at 10:00am


We always said that it was not a matter of if but when. All the warning signs were there. We had seen it happen in Western country after Western country, including our neighbour Australia, but did our politicians do anything differently? No, they did not. Now New Zealand is paying the price because of weak leaders who put Twitter outrage and their personal popularity before the protection and safety of New Zealand’s citizens.

Kiwi teenager radicalised online planned mass killing in Christchurch ‘for Allah’

The teenager left school at 15, converted to Islam and became radicalised online. He was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court […] over a violent incident he later admitted he planned as a terror attack.

A Kiwi teenager radicalised online planned to ram a car into a group of people in Christchurch and then stab them.


The teenager wrote a goodbye note to his mother, then started a violent incident, but has since told a psychologist when it began he “decided not to hurt anybody because he did not have the means to kill enough people”,

“The reason no-one was hurt was that he did not have access to knives,” Lange said. But there was significant premeditation, and hostility towards non-Muslims.

The teen, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, harboured thoughts for five months of killing multiple people. He expected police to kill him once his rampage started.

After his arrest, the youth told police he was angry and had “done it for Allah”. He had left school at age 15, become socially isolated, and converted to Islam.

The court has adopted a rehabilitative approach to the teen’s sentencing, with Judge Stephen O’Driscoll releasing him on intensive supervision with a list of conditions and a warning that if he breaches the conditions or reoffends, he will likely be sent to prison.

Among the conditions – which will apply for two years while the judge monitors his progress – is counselling by a member of the local Muslim community.


The youth’s name is suppressed and the details of the offending cannot be published. He has admitted eight charges. People were frightened by his actions during the incident last year, and damage was done, but no-one was hurt before he was held until the police arrived.

Lange said even though the youth had been treated for months by the youth forensic psychiatric team, he was still seen as a high risk of reoffending, and a risk to family members and members of the public.

He said the primary consideration was the protection of the community, and the teenager’s rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

[…] He urged intensive supervision be imposed because prison would mean limited access to the rehabilitation and socialising programmes he needed. The strict conditions proposed for the intensive supervision were “almost unheard of”, he said.

In prison, he would be radicalised even further. Overseas in other Western countries, many violent and mentally ill criminals are converted to Islam. Some are even forced to join the Muslim gangs inside the prison in order to stay alive.

He urged the suppression orders be made. “His rehabilitation would be affected by his name being published and him becoming in any way a celebrity of sorts, or someone of note,” he said.

Judge O’Driscoll said the teen’s rehabilitation would benefit the community in the long run, but he said it was one of the most difficult sentencings he had ever been involved in. “There is a need to deter you, denounce your conduct, and protect the community.”

“There was a disinterest in what is seen as the moderate point of view. You had thoughts which most people who live in a civilised society would find unacceptable.”

If the judge was familiar with the Koran then he would realise that sending him to a member of the local Muslim community was 100% the wrong thing to do. It was Islamic ideology and the Koran that were used to radicalise him. He needs to be deprogrammed by the kind of person who works with cult members, not handed over to a so-called “moderate” Muslim who may be well meaning but who will not have the skills required.

In America, some Muslim citizens used to counsel terrorists like this boy have been later discovered to be doing completely the opposite. This is not a good precedent that the judge has set. This is not a problem for the Muslim community to solve. It is a problem that requires professionals specialised in deprogramming cult members because that is what Islamic terrorists are.

Pre-sentence reports indicated he had the potential to act more violently than what happened.

He was diagnosed as having post traumatic stress disorder and would need regular intensive community follow-up.

Judge O’Driscoll told the teenager police had contacted a person from the local Muslim community to meet him regularly for counselling.

“Everyone is really wanting to help and assist you, so you don’t engage in acts of violence and harm innocent members of the community.”

He released the youth under intensive supervision for two years, under GPS monitoring and living in supervised accommodation.

The conditions include assessment, counselling and treatment as directed by the probation officer or a psychologist. He will have to live at a particular address and be monitored by the judge with regular reports.

He has interim name suppression, but that would not be made a permanent order until he successfully completed the supervision sentence. Judge O’Driscoll will get regular monitoring reports on his progress, the first in a month’s time.[…]

The hole they are digging keeps getting deeper

by SB on February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

When you find yourself in a hole stop digging.

Labour’s Māori MPs have declared that Maori charter schools are safe which is a shocking announcement for a number of reasons. One of the reasons why that is a shocking announcement is because all Partnership schools have large Maori And Pasifika student populations and this announcement appears to only protect those schools lucky enough to have a Maori name for their school.


Photo-Facebook South Auckland Middle School

South Auckland Middle School pictured above is one of the partnership schools not considered to be a “Maori” charter school so has not been protected by the Maori Labour MPs.

Labour’s Māori MPs, including associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis, have given their word that Māori charter schools will not be shut down.

That is wonderful news for those charter schools but it is also patch protection and blatant favouritism that does not help Maori students in schools like Vanguard Military School, South Auckland Middle School or Middle School West Auckland. It will not help save this young man’s school…

Photo supplied to Whaleoil

And it will not help these students’ school either.

Vanguard Military School students.
PHOTO-Vanguard Military School facebook page

[…] There’s been a mixed response from the heads of two Māori charter schools in Auckland and Whangārei about their likely future.

Raewyn Tipene, chief executive of He Puna Marama which helps to run Te Kāpehu Whetū in Whangārei, said she was shocked by Education Minister Chris Hipkin’s announcement.

To be so aggressive in his desire to close down what are effectively schools and children and families – you know we’re not prisons, we’re not doing something abhorrent.”

Ms Tipene said she could not understand why the current government wanted them to change.

“Here we are four years on and our results are year on year spectacular – why would you get rid of a process like that?”

She felt more assured about the future of the school after speaking to Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis, Ms Tipene said.

“I think Kelvin’s very very keen to reduce that angst that’s occurring and get us all to the table and work through it.”

She said the authority wanted to turn around low levels of education achievement for Māori.

“They got sick of seeing our young children, our Māori people failing at education and then seeing this failure creeping through and presenting quite disturbingly at primary school level.”

[…] “I don’t want to undermine anything that the other charter schools are choosing to do collectively because they’re all great schools.

“I’m just conscious that I have to do the best for my school.”

Translation: I know it is unfair that we have been singled out for help but I have to do what is best for my students even if we are benefiting from patch protection.

Why are we still confused by the Treaty of Waitangi?

by Suze on February 14, 2018 at 3:30pm

At risk of being deafened by groans, let me say that much confusion still exists in the minds of New Zealanders over the content and relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty).  Why are we still confused?

The short answer is that the Treaty has been hijacked and shoe-horned into places where it was not designed to go.  Concepts such as “taonga” (translated treasure, including water rights and airwaves) are recent additions.  The Treaty underpins the establishment of the Waitangi Tribunal that was accused of corruption by Dr John Robinson, “The Corruption of New Zealand Democracy – A Treaty Industry Overview.’ He makes the astonishing revelation that as a Waitangi Tribunal researcher he had to falsify evidence to get paid.” Ngapuhi leader David Rankin also fired a broadside at the Waitangi Tribunal, which he accused of being a bully, inventing history and delivering New Zealand into apartheid.”


We must circumvent the insidious creep into NZ statutes and law of this distorted Treaty.  An ominous statement is found on the Justice Department website:

At the momentTreaty rights can only be enforced in a court of law when a statute or an Act explicitly refers to the Treaty.

Let’s keep it that way, but is this statement signalling a change in the wind?

The Treaty is very simple, the founding document for the establishment of New Zealand as a British colony and protectorate of the Queen of England.  That’s it.  No further use for it except for nefarious purposes.

The purpose of the Treaty was to recognize and uphold existing Maori and European ownership of land and property; address the lawlessness prevalent at the time, and protect Maori from being exploited in the sale of their land.  Put simply, the Treaty was to establish law and order where there was none.

Various drafts in English and the signed Maori versions (also with variations)  are paraphrased below, with main points highlighted. You don’t have to be a Treaty expert or historian to understand the original document.  It was simply written for good reason.  Clarity of its intent is easily achieved if you don’t have an axe to grind, r a financial advantage to be grasped by misconstruing it, as others have.


Queen Victoria recognizes Maori Chiefs and tribes and the people of NZ’s ownership of their land which will be maintained with peace and order because many of her people have already emigrated to NZ and many more are expected to come.

Victoria will establish a NZ Government to put an end to the lawlessness prevalent among both Maori and European.  To this end Victoria appoints William Hobson as her representative and Governor of NZ.

The First Article

Maori give up entire governance of their property to the Queen of England.

The Second Article

The Queen of England gives to the Chiefs, tribes and all the people of NZ possession of their lands, dwellings and property.  

The Chiefs give the Queen and her representative the exclusive right to purchase their land at a price that is mutually agreeable.

The Third Article

The Queen will protect Maori and give them the same rights and privileges as British citizens.

Signed by the Chiefs on 6 February 1840.

The intent of the Treaty seems clear, so why the ongoing dissent?

Immediately after the Treaty took effect, problems arose regarding ownership and the sale of Maori land.  A number of “Native Acts” of Parliament were drafted, debated and referred back to the Crown with many eventually passed into law.   At the time, it was recognised that the Treaty was not designed to address these practical issues on ownership, so why should we expect it to nearly 180 years later?

Of significance was the Native Purposes Appropriation Act of 1862:

The Act created the Native Land Court (renamed the Māori Land Court in 1947) to identify ownership interests in Māori land and to create individual titles in place of customary communal ownership. This change made sales of Māori land easier and saw the beginning of fragmented ownership interests in Māori land. The Act also allowed for up to 5% of Crown-granted Māori land to be taken for public works without compensation.  

[…] The trend towards individual ownership created problems for retaining Māori land. By 1891, Māori had virtually no land in the South Island and less than 40% of the North Island. Much of the land still held by Māori was poor quality and hard to develop.

We must return the Treaty to its rightful place as an important historical document.

Which is not to say we should not address the wrongs inflicted over the years because we should, and have been doing so.

An examination of the current mechanisms in place is well overdue after recognizing wrongs were done to both Maori and European as a result of the distortion of the content and scope of the Treaty.   Many years later we have not reached the place where Hobson and the Maori chiefs who signed the Treaty expected us to be, which was “we are all one”.

Another climate change lie busted: Tuvalu isn’t sinking, it is growing

by Cameron Slater on February 11, 2018 at 11:30am

No problem sonny, all sorted now, the science was wrong.

The climate change lies that the media have all led us to believe are being busted almost daily.

One of the lies is that sea level rises are threatening Tuvalu which will sink beneath the sea… except it isn’t… it is actually growing:

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows.

A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period,lifting Tuvalu’s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.


Oh dear. That narrative is now busted.

Co-author Paul Kench said the research, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, challenged the assumption that low-lying island nations would be swamped as the sea rose.

“We tend to think of Pacific atolls as static landforms that will simply be inundated as sea levels rise, but there is growing evidence these islands are geologically dynamic and are constantly changing,” he said.

The study findings may seem counter-intuitive, given that (the) sea level has been rising in the region over the past half century, but the dominant mode of change over that time on Tuvalu has been expansion, not erosion.

It found factors such as wave patterns and sediment dumped by storms could offset the erosion caused by rising water levels.

The Auckland team says climate change remains one of the major threats to low-lying island nations.

But it argues the study should prompt a rethink on how such countries respond to the problem.

How about a rethink on telling lies?

Rather than accepting their homes are doomed and looking to migrate to countries such as Australia and New Zealand, the researchers say they should start planning for a long-term future.

“On the basis of this research we project a markedly different trajectory for Tuvalu’s islands over the next century than is commonly envisaged,” Kench said.

“While we recognise that habitability rests on a number of factors, loss of land is unlikely to be a factor in forcing depopulation of Tuvalu.

The study’s authors said island nations needed to find creative solutions to adapt to climate change that take into account their homeland’s evolving geography.

Suggestions included moving populations onto larger islands and atolls, which have proved the most stable and likely to grow as seas rise.

“Embracing such new adaptation pathways will present considerable national scale challenges to planning, development goals and land tenure systems,” they said.

“However, as the data on island change shows there is time (decades) to confront these challenges.”

So, we have been told that Tuvalu is sinking away and will be wiped out by climate change, and the opposite is happening – it is growing. Well, colour me surprised.

One day this fraud will be recognised for what it is: the world’s greatest fraud perpetrated by scientists who scream and claim they are experts and everyone else should shut up.

A post later today from WH explains some of the science.



Police union boss caught lying again about firearms, credibility shot to pieces

by Cameron Slater on February 11, 2018 at 9:30am

Chris Cahill is the police union boss, and he’s been busted lying about firearms before, so much so that media have had to retract his claims.

Now he’s been busted again. His credibility is shot to pieces now. Pun intended.

Chris Cahill, President of the Police Union, launched his latest scaremongering campaign in our media last December.

This time Chicken Little was warning about the horrific number of Police officers facing guns in the hands of criminals that year.

Radio Live reported his claims that 1 in 8 of the 12,000 cops in New Zealand had been threatened with a firearm in the last 12 months. That is 1,500 police officers.

“For frontline officers, a staggering 1 in 5 have been threatened with a firearm”. That is: 2,400 incidents if you do the math. Radio Live didn’t. We did.  


Huge, outrageous claims, sounds alarming. So, what is reality?

Well we have finally got the real numbers from the real Police. There were actually only 18 incidents during that period. With only 12 prosecutions resulting. In three cases Police were fired on. Thankfully without injury.

Almost every case would have preventable simply with the threat of a serious penalty.

Many would have involved replica guns or airsoft toys, reported as real firearms. Likely none of these incidents would have been perpetrated by licensed owners. Also likely – many of the offenders would already be serving non-custodial sentences at the time of the latest crimes.

The Union’s snake oil salesman says its 2,400 – It is actually 18.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Why would ANY media still make themselves vulnerable by using the crooked Union’s figures? Their credibility is utterly shot. The Otago Daily Times has had to apologize for using their numbers.Radio NZ has also lost a Broadcasting Standards complaint for the same reason.

Cahill had told the Otago Daily Times (Also other media) that 20,000 firearms are stolen in New Zealand each year.The real figure? 527With police recovering 866– to finished the year in credit. Like the many years before.

Cahill is presenting at a gun control seminar in Wellington next week. He literally could not even get ten words into his introductory biography without more than doubling the annual number of our firearm importations. He claimed “Over 50,000”. It’s really 24,553 to service our 250,000 licensed shooters.

The lies never stop.

The Police Association has refused to comment on this latest embarrassment. Why would they? The New Zealand media simply act as their mouthpiece and never hold the crooked union to account. That needs to change.

Then perhaps our news teams can ask why of the last 100 burglaries where firearms were stolen only 8 offenders ever stood before a judge.

I hope the Minister of Police is looking at this.

Refugee with “conservative beliefs” rapes two Kiwi teenagers

by SB on February 11, 2018 at 10:00am

Just like in Europe our New Zealand Media are doing their very best to hide the truth from the public. The below article is an example of deceptive reporting. Their headline is careful not to reveal the rapist’s background. They don’t want anyone to link the sexual assaults on two Kiwi teenage girls to refugees or a particular culture/religion and the beliefs that make certain men view Western women as whores.

If the public were aware of the sexual violence and incompatible values and beliefs that many refugees and migrants bring to their host countries they would not support Jacinda Ardern’s efforts to import more of them from Manus Island.

Man raped two teenagers in Hutt Valley within nine months

[…] John, 23, forced himself on her, Justice Susan Thomas said in the High Court at Wellington on Friday.

The 18-year-old victim managed to escape when John let her answer her ringing phone, and she grabbed the phone, kicked him in the head and ran.

She had met John a couple of times and they had been intending to see a movie together on May 26, 2016.  The planned movie fell through but they drank in his car and ended up at an Upper Hutt carpark, where he attacked her.

She spoke to police but did not immediately make a formal statement. Police had already contacted John about the first rape when he committed the second attack.


The next victim was a drunk 16-year-old he passed while riding his bicycle in the early hours of February 21, 2017, in suburban Hutt Valley.

He stopped to talk to her and then committed one indecency before raping her, holding his hands over her nose and mouth so she had trouble breathing.

John was sentenced to a total of 11 years and six months’ jail. He has to serve at least six years before being considered for parole.

John sounds like a typical Kiwi name so this sounds like a double rape committed by a probably Pakeha New Zealander but wait, there’s more…

A statement from the second victim was read in court by a victims’ assistant. She described being so traumatised she wanted to kill herself and was medicated and hospitalised immediately after the attack.

She had nightmares and was embarrassed at being prescribed anti-depressants.

For a long time she blamed herself for having been drunk, and felt stupid because she could not defend herself as her brother taught her.

The statement said the court process was an ordeal. She threw up before giving evidence and during one break she ran out and wanted to give up but was pleased she was persuaded to finish it.

It had made her a stronger, wiser person, and she knew she had to look after herself better, the statement said.

Prosecutor Sally Carter said specialist medical reports on John thought he could be a high risk of reoffending because he did not recognise he did anything wrong, but treatment could change that.

How strange. Western men all know that raping a woman is wrong and that violence is wrong. Western culture makes that very clear. What kind of a strange Kiwi man called John is this?

His  lawyer, Mike Antunovic,  said John wanted to take any treatment that was offered, and said he was sorry.

A jury found John guilty of raping the first young woman, and sexually violating and then raping the second.

The judge said John came to New Zealand as a refugee from Uganda when he was a child. He had no previous convictions and had mostly been working in supermarkets doing night shifts. A psychologist commented on his conservative beliefs that women should not dress provocatively or walk home alone.

It was a real concern that the two rapes happened so close together and police had already spoken to John about the first before he committed the second, the judge said.

So, now we learn that John (whose surname for some strange reason has been withheld by the journalist) was a child refugee who has clearly not assimilated into Western culture. Despite growing up in New Zealand he has still been indoctrinated with the belief that women should not have the freedom to dress how they like or walk home alone. If they do then, in his mind, they are inviting the rape that in both cases he quite happily committed. Two brutal acts that he does not recognise as being morally wrong.

No wonder Stuff is so keen to fudge the facts on this story. How many other stories like this have gone under the radar because the media are hiding the connection between crime, refugees and a particular culture/religion?

The list of demands from Black Lives Matter for White people

by Lady Wellington on February 10, 2018 at 8:30pm

Have a look at Candace Owen’s site, all her videos are worth a look. They and funny mostly but also filled with facts. Especially the Black Lives Matter one, it seems they want all white people to just pick up and leave your house to people of colour, and if you were left a home as an inheritance you should also leave it to the people of colour – they have 10 demands, most of them are white people should give free stuff to people of colour because colored people are too stupid to work and afford to buy a home.


Lorde concerts in Florida at risk from anti-BDS laws

by Cameron Slater on February 11, 2018 at 8:30am

Caving in and aligning yourself with nasty bullies has consequences as Lorde Ella Yelich-O’Connor is finding out.

She is now the poster girl for BDS and in some places supporting them is illegal:

Florida Rep. Randy Fine is calling on venues in Miami and Tampa to cancel scheduled concerts in April by the singer Lorde.

Fine, R-Palm Bay, said, if the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Tampa Sports Authority host the concerts at arenas they own in those cities, it would violate a Florida law passed in 2016.

Under that law, no state or local government can conduct business exceeding $1 million with any organization engaged in a boycott of Israel.  

Fine said that Lorde in December canceled a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, in support of what’s known as the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement.

On its website, the BDS Movement says it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”

But Fine has another take on the movement.

“Florida has no tolerance for anti-Semitism and boycotts intended to destroy the state of Israel,” Fine said in a statement issued Thursday. “That’s why Florida passed groundbreaking anti-BDS legislation several years ago.”

Fine contends that “current statutes are clear. Local governments cannot do business with companies that participate in anti-Semitic boycotts of Israel. When Lorde joined the boycott in December, she and her companies became subject to that statute. The taxpayers of Miami and Tampa should not have to facilitate bigotry and anti-Semitism, and I look forward to the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Tampa Sports Authority complying with the law, and canceling these concerts.”

Good job. Actions have consequences. By caving in to two anti-Semitic bullies she has aligned herself with the BDS movement. Now her lucrative US tour looks like it is going to get a haircut. She should compare how much she is going to lose now with how much she would have lost by going to a concert in Tel Aviv. My bet is she would have lost almost nothing by going to Israel, and now she stands to lose millions.

Lorde, a 21-year-old, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter, is best known for her 2013 hit single “Royals.”

Lorde is scheduled to perform April 11 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, which is owned by the Tampa Sports Authority, and April 12 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, which is owned by the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority.

Fine said both authorities are governmental special districts subject to Florida’s anti-BDS legislation.

In separate letters to the chairmen of the two authorities, Fine wrote: “In late December, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, who goes by the professional name ‘Lorde,’ canceled her upcoming performance in Tel Aviv, amid pressure from BDS activists. While Ms. Yelich-O’Connor canceled her performance in Tel Aviv — a vibrant, progressive and modern city — she has not announced any plans to cancel her upcoming shows in Putin’s Russia. In joining the boycott of Israel, Ms. Yelich-O’Connor made her business enterprises subject to Florida anti-discrimination laws, and disqualified herself and her companies from entering into almost any contract with state and local government.

Under Florida law, no local government, including independent special districts, can conduct business exceeding $1 million with Ms. Yelich-O’Connor, and as a result, I must ask you to require the immediate termination of ‘Lorde’ by you or any intermediaries working on your behalf,” Fine wrote. “Should they refuse, I would note that, under Florida law, they will be considered supporting the BDS movement, and will themselves become unable to contract with Florida governments.

In his letter, Fine wrote: “While I respect every American’s right to free speech — even when that speech is offensive and discriminatory — there is no right to use government to sponsor hate-based businesses. I look forward to the notice of the termination of this business agreement.”

Separately, Fine and Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, in November introduced legislation to strengthen Florida’s existing anti-BDS law by removing the $1 million threshold.

The Florida House on Jan. 31 approved Fine’s House Bill 545 by a 109-3 vote. Brandes’ Senate Bill 780 has been approved by two Senate committees, but has not yet been voted on by the full Senate.

They mean business. Actions have consequences, even cowardly actions. I feel for poor Ella… I do… really:



Comment of the Day

by Cameron Slater on February 10, 2018 at 9:00am

George writes an Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern:

Open letter to the Prime Minister:

Ms. Ardern you lied to us. When you originally stated it was Labour’s intention to close charter schools you were met with a substantial backlash from the electorate and even from members within your own political party. This required you to backtrack on your original intentions by suggesting you would revisit this policy and implement some adjustments to the status quo. This was a blatant lie. Your decision to close charter schools either through voluntarily compliance or by force through your administration is a threatening aligned with a communist dictatorship.

One of your manufactured profiles Ardern, is your determination to promote the welfare of our children. You have just robbed thousands of young children and their families the security of their dignity, their pride and the success of their learning, a status that the socialist system failed so miserably to deliver. This is called child abuse. When your ideology takes priority over children’s welfare it can only be a destructive calling. You have chosen this calling and are therefore a signatory to this abuse. Your tears are those shed by crocodiles. How can we ever believe a word you say? How can children trust you with their welfare when your first intervention is to destroy the dreams of so many vulnerable children who have only experienced nightmares within the state system?

Compliant to this intervention is your deputy leader, and it was he alone, not the electorate, who provided you with the mandate to implement this policy. It might be useful for you to remember that, and there is one thing the electorate never forgives, blatant dishonesty. Hipkins didn’t make this decision alone. You are PM, the buck stops with you. How can you sleep at night when only a week ago you were exhibiting support and lavishing praise upon those who had achieved academically within this environment, the very environment you now seem determined to destroy? This hypocrisy and political manipulation of societies most vulnerable children is disgraceful. But it did provided you an with another photo opportunity as you attempted to portray your child friendly persona. Those children must feel so hollow knowing your participation was a political stunt and that they were no more than props on your stage of deceit.