I like objectives that are defined by “start” and “instruct.” The harder ones are the ones that are measured by words like “finish”, “reduce”, “deliver.” To be fair, there’s only so much that can be done in 100 days, and they’ve made a really good start. But the hard yards are ahead, not behind.
Yes National has achieved what they said they would do.
The true crisis in NZ and much of the Western World is the way our young and many of their Parents and Garand Parents are responding to our broken FAMILIES
What has been done to stop the terror on FAMILIES by Government and their hirelings?
NZ FAMILY Law and Social Policy has been dismantling our FAMILIES for generations
300,000+ Kids live apart from at least one Parent and thus 2 Grand Parents now
When will John and team get to the REAL priorities?
Onward – Ration Shed – Jim
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As we move toward Easter – Do something extra for lent – Be of mind that 2000+ years ago Jesus was in the desert at this time being tempted by the Devil himself which lasted 40 days – Yet he chose to walk in obedience all the way to the cross for you and me – WOW what a saviour!!!
Ratbiter – As I said 300,000 Kids with one side of their FAMILY missing – I.E. thouusands of Parents and Grands Parents morning their loss
All to often the highest stats World-Wide in the negative sides of our Society – Suicides, Violence, depression and on and on.
The NZ Economy is being drastically affected not only by World-Wide recession – It has been negatively affected by many a dynamic X who has lost their Kids going into depression and/or off the rails, bankrupt etc.
All caused thru NZ FAMILY Law and Social Policy stimulating the destruction of our FAMILIES and much of their assests
JomB – I’m seeing a woman who is bringing up her daughter solo. Father is a complete fool with no job and apparent mental age of about 14, and both mother & daughter feel better off without him around.
I just don’t see how this is something the gummint has done to them…?
Only a woman silly enough to vote Labour would join a queue to get a vagina full of penis from a retard.
It was her choice.
New Zealand women must exercise more care in their choice of partner. Living alone is not as bad as living with a dickwit.
Patrick (since you asked) – just watched Key on Campbell Live, dodging the Swazi question (people shouldn’t criticise Key’s diction – he’s got a drunk mouth) and I was hugely comforted to hear Key say that at tomorrows talkfest, there will be ‘BREAKOUT GROUPS”. That’ll do it!
It seems that Key has learnt a few things from Comrade Klark, remember when she had an idea she wanted to gauge reaction on she would arrange a “leak” from “sources close to the PM”, Klark would then sit back and see how public opinion was on that matter, if there was an adverse reaction she would come out with a statement that went something like….
“It is not the govt’s intention to implement policy A and frankly I have no idea where that idea came from”
If the publics reaction was good or neutral the policy would be quietly introduced to the house.
Key seems to be doing the same thing re tax cuts for 2010 and 2011, I suspect he wants to can these cuts but will not commit to doing so until he sees how the public react.
So people, the message is blindingly clear, tell Neville Key that you intend to hold him to his election promise of “ongoing tax cuts”….it will also help if you remind the man that we voted him in and we can just as easily vote him out again.
If cuts must be made then Neville Key should take the money from the social welfare budget, I have had enough of funding bludgers and low life such as the Curtis and Kahui families, I have also had enough of funding the lifestyle of the Phil U’s of this world.
If Key does back down I hope that those of us on the right have the guts to speak out against it, we often accuse the left of blindly agreeing with Labour policy but I suspect there are many here who do exactly the same when the Nat’s are in power.
I know that I will personally do all that I can to see that the Nat’s lose the election if Key backs down on tax cuts, I will also work just as hard to see the local National party candidate lose her seat as I did to get her elected.
greenfly – They way I see it is Swazi never had a contract with the government. They had a contract with an Australian company (let under your mates -Labour) who in turn had a contract with the government.
Now for the government to ‘give’ the contract to Swazi would be breach the FTA with China (entered into by your mates- Labour) and be an act of corporate welfare that you (and your mates Labour) complain so bitterly about
Ah yes, Swazi. I came across this comment from an actual user of the product on another forum:
The Chinese made wet weather gear is heaps better than the Swazi/Yakka ones we’ve had for the last 10 years.
Not only does the DPM pattern match the rest of our uniform now, the chinese gear is lighter, less bulkier and makes less noise as well.
It would’ve been nice to keep the contract in NZ but the Swazi gear is just plain inferior.
All I know is the swazi hunting gear is bloody expensive – I’ve hunted with guys wearing it – they got as wet as I did
I think its funny hearing Greens defending Davey Hughes, A guy that who travels the world, if not game hunting he’s bringing back furs and skins.
Good on him for his success, I don’t hold it against him, but he’s enjoyed a lifestyle while the times were good – just funny to hear the Greens blindly defending him
It’s a good start and good on you National for working towards what you were elected to do. Ignore the Labour / Green shills and carry on rebuilding New Zealand, please, by finishing these initiatives.
The Standard has pointed out that the 90 day fire at will bill is not on the list. What can this mean? If it was not part of the crisis response then I would have appreciated the chance of making a submission.
All this hysterical outrage coming from people who are pissed off that an army contract for clothing etc has gone,via the master contract holder,an Aussie outfit,to the Chinese instead of to a Kiwi Company,the current sub contractor.Wonder if any of these people have ever checked out the contents of their wardrobes as to all the clobber that they’ve bought themselves manufactured in China. Our clothing and shoe stores are stuffed full of Chinese gear to say nothing about how it’s now damn near impossible to buy any branded computer thats not from the same source. Last I heard,we’re meant to be a trading nation,our end of the deal being that we send China food,timber,fish etc.Where’s the problem?
“New Zealand might then be able to address its most pressing issue of its imminent economic decline/collapse.”
Funny you say that, because just at this moment I have finished reading about a new count down opening at Te Rapa. Couldn’t believe my eyes. Either the company has confidence in opening to a convienent market or couldn’t back track on its committment to the project. But staff will be needed!
Greenflea alludes to missing agenda item on 100 day plan; namely send Swazi down the Swanny. It seems that Greenflea would advocate Government intervention to ditch nifty functional Chinese kit for dodgy crappy kiwi ripoff. Putting aside any question as to Government’s ability to do this having regard to our free trade obligations and historic lobbying for free trade generally, and the recent hugga mugga trade festathon with China specifically, this makes for an interesting strategy for a country that is wholly dependent on foreign jurisdictions not adopting such protectionist strategies.
Memo to self: in the unlikely event that Greenflea masterstroke implemented then: 1) start mud hut building business; 2) plant hemp to supply new fashion clothing business; 3) open garden hoe manufacturing facility as no competition from Chinese imports.
Still trying to work out why the firstname.lastname@example.org, which was not on the list, got pushed through under urgency and with no Select Committee scrutiny in the first 100 days. I’m already aware of one glitch – a guy who is on benefit in Dunedin, has got a job starting in Christchurch on Tuesday next week, and Work and Income won’t loan him the money he needs to move because it is on a trial period and therefore “not permanent employment”.
[DPF: The 90 day bill was not promised to be done in the first 90 days. So think of it as a bonus ]
Can you provide a link for this outrageous assertion about those sychophantic lapdogs of capitalism (aka WINZ) , Toad?
I think the term ‘individual case’ might feature here?
Surely this would not take place unless a directive had been written to enforce it as policy – I can’t help feel that had such a directive been issued itwould be enjoying the front pages of The Herald as we speak.. . . ..
PS the ‘Best comment’ crack I concur.
That has to be the clincher for me about Kiwiblog – here you can say soemthing against the ‘Party Line’ and not have some pompous self-important git ‘banning’ you for two weeks.
David you could publish a book. You could have a chapter called ‘Supercillious Assholes’ and dedicate it to gnome.
Any other ideas?
Toad should do the obvious thing, that most on the left don’t do, help the guy yourself! Cough up the money, raise from those willing to pay (yes a radical idea to the left that it has to convince people how to spend their money) and then the aforementioned chap will be fine. Yes it is a little more work, but given taxes were cut last year, if you object to having more of your own money, give it away.
Lee C said: I think the term ‘individual case’ might feature here? Surely this would not take place unless a directive had been written to enforce it as policy…
Yes, it is an individual case, and I’ve only spoken with the person affected on the phone, so can’t provide a link. But I think it is more a case of Work and Income (they haven’t used WINZ as the name since 2000 – too many bad connotations with the Christine Rankin era) Ministerial Directions failing to keep up with the law change.
You see, there used to be permanent employment (which they would loan or grant people money to help them move to) and temporary employment, which they wouldn’t. And that made sense – a good idea to give a one-off payment to someone if it gets them out of the benefit system, but a silly idea if they have only 2 or 3 weeks work and then go back on benefit.
But now there is going to be trial periods, which are something inbetween permanent and temporary employment, that the Work and Income policy doesn’t anticipate. This probably would have been picked up if there had been Select Committee hearings on the Bill, but there were not, so it was not.
So, just as I predicted at the time, legislation rushed through under urgency is likely to have unexpected and unintended consequences.
What kind of loser can’t make his way from Dunedin to Christchurch.
10 years ago I landed in Sydney with $130 in my pocket. That was it. I survived! Moved into a stinking boarding house with 8 alcoholics.. found a job the next day, lived on noodles for a week until my first pay came through. its character building!
dime, if you have a partner, 3 kids, and a houseload of furniture to move it is a bit more difficult – can’t see you managing that on $130.
Well you should.
1997 I was in a similar position.
Loaded the (30YO) car I had at the time up (including a home-made roof rack), organised my family to come later (I was a single parent so was harder to organise) when I was set up and shifted from Christchurch to Queenstown in a shorter time frame than your whinging Dunedinite has.
It worked for me, the shift being the move that led to self-employment and job satisfaction.
dime said: i didnt even realise the “fire at will” law was in… what about all those nasty businesses that were gonna fire people for fun?
It starts on Sunday, dime, and this guy’s job starts on Tuesday so the employer can put him on a trial period (which he had to agree to if he wanted the job – so much for it being voluntary).
And because it doesn’t start until Sunday, I’m not able to give you any examples of people being unfaily dismissed and having no redress yet, but I will be letting Kiwiblog readers know about them when I get some.
“And because it doesn’t start until Sunday, I’m not able to give you any examples of people being unfaily dismissed”
And after Sunday you will not be able to offer any examples either, NOBODY will be dismissed unfairly Toad, they will simply be told that their services are no longer required.
99% of the people who suffer that fate will only have themselves to blame.
Lets call it what it really is…The “finally recognising the rights to life,libertyand property of employers (you remember them…the ones who create the damm jobs the poor hard done by bludgers find they have to turn up to if they want that big plasma tv…or to eat) rebalancing bill”
Goff’s main problem is that he quite likely sits closer to the National camp than his party would like. He therefore can’t articulate serious opposition to National’s policies because he (probably) sees them as sensible…