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  # 2009437 7-May-2018 18:21
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The ridiculous "only registered teachers can call themselves teachers" Bill has been withdrawn. 


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  # 2009438 7-May-2018 18:22
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GV27:

 

The ridiculous "only registered teachers can call themselves teachers" Bill has been withdrawn. 

 

 

Do you know who proposed it? I can see what they were "trying" to do, but not everything is better more regulated, even to catch fringe cases. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2009450 7-May-2018 18:55
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You'd be having a laugh

 

 

I most surely am - LOL.


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  # 2009570 7-May-2018 19:57
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GV27:

 

The ridiculous "only registered teachers can call themselves teachers" Bill has been withdrawn. 

 

 

Do you know who proposed it? I can see what they were "trying" to do, but not everything is better more regulated, even to catch fringe cases. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was New Zealand First, Jenny Maycroft





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  # 2009792 8-May-2018 10:40
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Speaking of fringe cases. This is a tragedy.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12047199

 

I support the Government stepping in to arrange this payment, though why this would be more deserving than any one of 100 cases that occur every week seemingly will perturb some. 

 

What I wouldn't necessarily support, is a change in legislation to capture the very small number of extreme fringe cases. Not just as it affects this one person, but as a concept in general. 


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  # 2009841 8-May-2018 11:33
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Certainly tragic. But is there no other benefits or government assistance for a scenario like that? Surely the household is entitled to more that just paid parental leave...?

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  # 2009844 8-May-2018 11:38
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While Hosking is generally good for a laugh, and normally on the right wavelength, he has a habit of twisting facts or logic to suit his case.

But in this instance he actually hits the nail on the head: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12046514

Just another train wreck waiting to happen.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2009846 8-May-2018 11:40
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rjt123: Certainly tragic. But is there no other benefits or government assistance for a scenario like that? Surely the household is entitled to more that just paid parental leave...?

 

Why?

 

To determine that you would need a lot more information about the total picture, and it's unlikely (fairly enough) that it would become public knowledge.

 

As someone whos' wife nearly died in childbirth, I fully sympathize with this person. We were fortunate that my wife was in a hospital. Had she of had a home birth (something I would *never* recommend) I would certainly be a single dad now and my daughter would never have been born. 

 

No matter what system you set up, there will always be tragedy and extreme cases that get through the cracks. Ultimately, it's about making sure that it's known that fringe cases have fix, by way of one off payments or a special entitlement and making sure that knowledge is held by enough key people in situations like this. 


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  # 2010059 8-May-2018 15:28
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I would be interested to know why Jacinda has decided that donating $5.5m to the Clinton Foundation over the next year is more important than delivering on their election promise to reduce Doctor's visits by $10 from July 1st.


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  # 2010067 8-May-2018 15:41
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rjt123: While Hosking is generally good for a laugh, and normally on the right wavelength, he has a habit of twisting facts or logic to suit his case.

But in this instance he actually hits the nail on the head: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12046514

Just another train wreck waiting to happen.

 

We had an interesting situation where scrap paper on a school project recently contained some salary information of the teachers at the school. I was actually very surprised how much teachers got paid at various levels. It's a lot higher than I expected. Esp considering how many weeks leave there is a year in a teaching job. 

 

Before people jump down my throat in a frantic panic that I dare say something even remotely negative about teachers, I do not dispute teachers are hard workers. 

 

 


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  # 2010069 8-May-2018 15:42
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I would be interested to know why Jacinda has decided that donating $5.5m to the Clinton Foundation over the next year is more important than delivering on their election promise to reduce Doctor's visits by $10 from July 1st.

 

 

I'd like to say that defies belief, but I think more accurately I'd have to say it defies logic. 

 

 


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  # 2010075 8-May-2018 15:49
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So spent some time with property developers last night, got into a discussion about Kiwi build. Understandably they are FOR it, but there is a big problem with Kiwibuild in that Labour wants them to reach a price point that would only be achievable (In Auckland and Hamilton)  if the Government sells the land to developers at $500 a m2 which means that the Government would be basically giving away the land at huge losses over what it acquired it for. 

 

I did find it more than a little ironic that they were extolling the 18 houses "built" under the Kiwibuild program, but then admitted they weren't "built" they were "bought" and rebranded. When I pointed this out, their comment was "don't get too caught up in the details". 

 

I thought this really should have been Labours slogan all along. 

 

To wit, there have been NO houses BUILT by Labour to date. I am not sure what they paid for them, but my it was intimated to me they paid over the target price point for them, meaning the Government is subsidizing them.

 

 


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  # 2010078 8-May-2018 15:50
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rjt123: While Hosking is generally good for a laugh, and normally on the right wavelength, he has a habit of twisting facts or logic to suit his case.

But in this instance he actually hits the nail on the head: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12046514

Just another train wreck waiting to happen.


We had an interesting situation where scrap paper on a school project recently contained some salary information of the teachers at the school. I was actually very surprised how much teachers got paid at various levels. It's a lot higher than I expected. Esp considering how many weeks leave there is a year in a teaching job. 


Before people jump down my throat in a frantic panic that I dare say something even remotely negative about teachers, I do not dispute teachers are hard workers. 


 



On the contrary I thought it was quite low. I did a job at a school, admittedly quite a few years back and he principle had left a letter from the MOE advising them they were getting a pay increase for the length of time they had been at the job. They had been at the school for a long time and were not getting that well paid, IMO, for a principle.

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I would be interested to know why Jacinda has decided that donating $5.5m to the Clinton Foundation over the next year is more important than delivering on their election promise to reduce Doctor's visits by $10 from July 1st.



I'd like to say that defies belief, but I think more accurately I'd have to say it defies logic. 


 


They may be doing good work but a big part of the purpose is to big up the Clinton family influence. It was a dumb move from the previous govt and it is a dumb move from this one. Nothing particular against the Clintons from me I'd feel the same if it was Obama foundation Trump foundation etc.

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  # 2010100 8-May-2018 16:09
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networkn:

 

6FIEND:

 

 

 

I would be interested to know why Jacinda has decided that donating $5.5m to the Clinton Foundation over the next year is more important than delivering on their election promise to reduce Doctor's visits by $10 from July 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd like to say that defies belief, but I think more accurately I'd have to say it defies logic. 

 

 

 

 

 


They may be doing good work but a big part of the purpose is to big up the Clinton family influence. It was a dumb move from the previous govt and it is a dumb move from this one. Nothing particular against the Clintons from me I'd feel the same if it was Obama foundation Trump foundation etc.

 

 

 

I wasn't aware National had done it, and had I of known, I would have thought it a bad move. 

 

I'd have more issue with the association of the Clinton foundation than the Obama one. I liked President Clinton, I thought he was a pretty decent president, but his charity has been mired in scandals for years. It's not a good look.

 

 


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