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  # 1906334 23-Nov-2017 12:12
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Yeah, my niece has gone over the 200 weeks. I believe there should be review around this, as she has never failed an exam and is completing a secondary qualification. She is trying to better herself and also fill a gap in the community for well qualified mid wives.


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I am beginning to see that there is going to be a massive funding blowout next year and we still havnt seen the election promises announced yet like new Health funding and welfare reform.  

 

 

We have a few doctor friends that voted Labour because they believe that Labour can fix the underfunding of DHB's who are lethally angry right now because 500M of the funding that was supposed to go to Healthcare is now going to fund the Regional Fund aka Winnies Money.

 

Another 500M from Education.  Not sure how they are going to give the teachers who are threatening to strike, their 14% increases.

 

It would be kinda funny (in a horrible way) if Stephen Joyce ends up being right about the $11B hole. Even if it's half that, he would have to feel pretty vindicated. 


 
 
 
 


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networkn:

 

Pumpedd:

 

I am beginning to see that there is going to be a massive funding blowout next year and we still havnt seen the election promises announced yet like new Health funding and welfare reform.  

 

 

We have a few doctor friends that voted Labour because they believe that Labour can fix the underfunding of DHB's who are lethally angry right now because 500M of the funding that was supposed to go to Healthcare is now going to fund the Regional Fund aka Winnies Money.

 

Another 500M from Education.  Not sure how they are going to give the teachers who are threatening to strike, their 14% increases.

 

It would be kinda funny (in a horrible way) if Stephen Joyce ends up being right about the $11B hole. Even if it's half that, he would have to feel pretty vindicated. 

 

 

Havw those funds been removed from the Health Budget? Its hard to imagine a speech is being written as we speak, declaring that the health Budget has been cut by 1 Billion for two unrelated Ministries

 

Remember, Bill did say the surpluses will drop, thats no secret. Due to policy spending by whoever won the election. IMO you can guarantee that health wil get its long awaited funding


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  # 1906455 23-Nov-2017 14:13
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tdgeek:

 

networkn:

 

Pumpedd:

 

I am beginning to see that there is going to be a massive funding blowout next year and we still havnt seen the election promises announced yet like new Health funding and welfare reform.  

 

 

We have a few doctor friends that voted Labour because they believe that Labour can fix the underfunding of DHB's who are lethally angry right now because 500M of the funding that was supposed to go to Healthcare is now going to fund the Regional Fund aka Winnies Money.

 

Another 500M from Education.  Not sure how they are going to give the teachers who are threatening to strike, their 14% increases.

 

It would be kinda funny (in a horrible way) if Stephen Joyce ends up being right about the $11B hole. Even if it's half that, he would have to feel pretty vindicated. 

 

 

Havw those funds been removed from the Health Budget? Its hard to imagine a speech is being written as we speak, declaring that the health Budget has been cut by 1 Billion for two unrelated Ministries

 

Remember, Bill did say the surpluses will drop, thats no secret. Due to policy spending by whoever won the election. IMO you can guarantee that health wil get its long awaited funding

 

 

Yes, that was confirmed by JA when she announced the coalition agreements. Asked how she would fund the 1B Regional fund she said it would come from Healthcare and Education budgets. It will likely get a healthcare budget boost still, but hundreds of millions less than originally touted. Exact numbers have not been confirmed (This is the Labour way, we may never know lol).

 

 

 

 


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networkn:

 

tdgeek:

 

networkn:

 

Pumpedd:

 

I am beginning to see that there is going to be a massive funding blowout next year and we still havnt seen the election promises announced yet like new Health funding and welfare reform.  

 

 

We have a few doctor friends that voted Labour because they believe that Labour can fix the underfunding of DHB's who are lethally angry right now because 500M of the funding that was supposed to go to Healthcare is now going to fund the Regional Fund aka Winnies Money.

 

Another 500M from Education.  Not sure how they are going to give the teachers who are threatening to strike, their 14% increases.

 

It would be kinda funny (in a horrible way) if Stephen Joyce ends up being right about the $11B hole. Even if it's half that, he would have to feel pretty vindicated. 

 

 

Havw those funds been removed from the Health Budget? Its hard to imagine a speech is being written as we speak, declaring that the health Budget has been cut by 1 Billion for two unrelated Ministries

 

Remember, Bill did say the surpluses will drop, thats no secret. Due to policy spending by whoever won the election. IMO you can guarantee that health wil get its long awaited funding

 

 

Yes, that was confirmed by JA when she announced the coalition agreements. Asked how she would fund the 1B Regional fund she said it would come from Healthcare and Education budgets. It will likely get a healthcare budget boost still, but hundreds of millions less than originally touted. Exact numbers have not been confirmed (This is the Labour way, we may never know lol).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thats disappointing

 

 

 

new news, women will get tax breaks on womens essentials. Why? Im sure many things are essential to many different people. maybe us guys will get tax breaks on hedge trimmers???


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  # 1906527 23-Nov-2017 15:48
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networkn:

 

Pumpedd:

 

I am beginning to see that there is going to be a massive funding blowout next year and we still havnt seen the election promises announced yet like new Health funding and welfare reform.  

 

 

We have a few doctor friends that voted Labour because they believe that Labour can fix the underfunding of DHB's who are lethally angry right now because 500M of the funding that was supposed to go to Healthcare is now going to fund the Regional Fund aka Winnies Money.

 

Another 500M from Education.  Not sure how they are going to give the teachers who are threatening to strike, their 14% increases.

 

It would be kinda funny (in a horrible way) if Stephen Joyce ends up being right about the $11B hole. Even if it's half that, he would have to feel pretty vindicated. 

 

 

IMO Joyce is a bit of a "fuddy duddy" but has shown to be very honest and dedicated to his job. I would imagine his figures would be very close to being correct. 

 

We have already seen two major new roads that I am aware of being scrapped in Tauranga and Levin. 


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tdgeek:

 

 

 

new news, women will get tax breaks on womens essentials. Why? Im sure many things are essential to many different people. maybe us guys will get tax breaks on hedge trimmers???

 

 

This?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99174262/government-to-explore-option-of-cutting-tax-on-female-products

 

If so, it's a prime example of disingenuous sensationalist reporting by NZ media of a non-story.  Including a reader poll FFS - how bloody silly.

 

It doesn't say women will get tax breaks, just that everything is on the table for review, IMO reviewing what you do from time to time is actually a good idea, and if a reporter had asked if cuts to GST on shaving cream or beluga caviar or taxing the holes in swiss cheese were to be considered, they deserved to get the same answer.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1906542 23-Nov-2017 16:09
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

new news, women will get tax breaks on womens essentials. Why? Im sure many things are essential to many different people. maybe us guys will get tax breaks on hedge trimmers???

 

 

This?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99174262/government-to-explore-option-of-cutting-tax-on-female-products

 

If so, it's a prime example of disingenuous sensationalist reporting by NZ media of a non-story.  Including a reader poll FFS - how bloody silly.

 

It doesn't say women will get tax breaks, just that everything is on the table for review, IMO reviewing what you do from time to time is actually a good idea, and if a reporter had asked if cuts to GST on shaving cream or beluga caviar or taxing the holes in swiss cheese were to be considered, they deserved to get the same answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour tried to get this through last year, at least for school kids. 


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Pumpedd:

 

 

 

Labour tried to get this through last year, at least for school kids. 

 

 

No they didn't - not "tax" (GST) breaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1906580 23-Nov-2017 17:22
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new news, women will get tax breaks on womens essentials. Why? Im sure many things are essential to many different people. maybe us guys will get tax breaks on hedge trimmers???

 

 

Hedge trimmers are optional





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MikeB4:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

new news, women will get tax breaks on womens essentials. Why? Im sure many things are essential to many different people. maybe us guys will get tax breaks on hedge trimmers???

 

 

Hedge trimmers are optional

 

 

Yes, I was being facetious. My point is why would we give a tax beard for that purpose? I am in full agreement helping any girls or women who struggle with that cost. But we, as in taxpayers are also foregoing GST revenue from the many who can afford that cost. Its help 2 people out of 10, and flag the revenue from the other 8.


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Pumpedd:

 

Universities have said today enrollments for 2018 are up 10% on last year already.

 

 

I read that, actually from Rod Carr from UC as reported in The Press/Stuff, and I'm not sure how it all pans out:

 

The 10% increase figure was an extrapolation of applications (and/or enrolments) YTD comparison, up, but it's early in the enrolment season to make conclusions.

 

Even with a 10% increase, I think UC enrolments are down on pre-Chch quake levels, so some of that 10% increase (if it's real) is probably still recovery from the post EQ slump.

 

That could also be related to increased availability of accommodation in Chch - and the gradual return of a functioning CBD. Facing paying through the roof for rent, to live in a city without a heart - when there were alternatives - would have been large part in the fall in student numbers in Chch.

 

 

Ah once again Pumpped gets it wrong. Pretty standard.. 

 

 


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Fred99:

 

Pumpedd:

 

Universities have said today enrollments for 2018 are up 10% on last year already.

 

 

I read that, actually from Rod Carr from UC as reported in The Press/Stuff, and I'm not sure how it all pans out:

 

The 10% increase figure was an extrapolation of applications (and/or enrolments) YTD comparison, up, but it's early in the enrolment season to make conclusions.

 

Even with a 10% increase, I think UC enrolments are down on pre-Chch quake levels, so some of that 10% increase (if it's real) is probably still recovery from the post EQ slump.

 

That could also be related to increased availability of accommodation in Chch - and the gradual return of a functioning CBD. Facing paying through the roof for rent, to live in a city without a heart - when there were alternatives - would have been large part in the fall in student numbers in Chch.

 

 

Ah once again Pumpped gets it wrong. Pretty standard.. 

 

 

 

 

Not any need for that. Yes, there is a Nats vs Lab debate going on, and that will cause comments for one, then the other. Its debate. @Fred99 arrives with a totally rational reply. Conversely, the Labs might say something and the Nats here come back with a totally rational reply. Its just a debate. 


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bmt:

 

 

 

Ah once again Pumpped gets it wrong. Pretty standard.. 

 

 

 

 

Is being rude any more acceptable than being wrong?

 

If you can't find something nice to say, there is always the option to say nothing. 

 

 


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bmt:

 

Fred99:

 

Pumpedd:

 

Universities have said today enrollments for 2018 are up 10% on last year already.

 

 

I read that, actually from Rod Carr from UC as reported in The Press/Stuff, and I'm not sure how it all pans out:

 

The 10% increase figure was an extrapolation of applications (and/or enrolments) YTD comparison, up, but it's early in the enrolment season to make conclusions.

 

Even with a 10% increase, I think UC enrolments are down on pre-Chch quake levels, so some of that 10% increase (if it's real) is probably still recovery from the post EQ slump.

 

That could also be related to increased availability of accommodation in Chch - and the gradual return of a functioning CBD. Facing paying through the roof for rent, to live in a city without a heart - when there were alternatives - would have been large part in the fall in student numbers in Chch.

 

 

Ah once again Pumpped gets it wrong. Pretty standard.. 

 

 

 

 

Starting to get very tired of your rudeness. I hope the mods are watching.

 

My statement was based on a television article where 2 Uni's Vice Chancellors stated that enrollments so far were 10% up on this time last year, and they were wondering if they too were going to get an increase in funding to cover this expansion.


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