Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | ... | 231
17119 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4855

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1906334 23-Nov-2017 12:12
Send private message quote this post

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.


17119 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4855

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1906450 23-Nov-2017 14:00
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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. 


12291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2146

Trusted

  Reply # 1906453 23-Nov-2017 14:11
Send private message quote this post

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


17119 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4855

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1906455 23-Nov-2017 14:13
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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).

 

 

 

 


12291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2146

Trusted

  Reply # 1906478 23-Nov-2017 14:38
Send private message quote this post

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???


1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 752


  Reply # 1906527 23-Nov-2017 15:48
Send private message quote this post

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. 


6414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3230


  Reply # 1906531 23-Nov-2017 15:50
Send private message quote this post

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.

 

 

 

 


1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 752


  Reply # 1906542 23-Nov-2017 16:09
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

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. 


6414 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3230


  Reply # 1906546 23-Nov-2017 16:24
Send private message quote this post

Pumpedd:

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


12436 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5832

Trusted

  Reply # 1906580 23-Nov-2017 17:22
Send private message quote this post

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





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


12291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2146

Trusted

  Reply # 1906766 23-Nov-2017 21:09
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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.


bmt

413 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 117


  Reply # 1906772 23-Nov-2017 21:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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.. 

 

 


12291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2146

Trusted

  Reply # 1906777 23-Nov-2017 21:38
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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.. 

 

 

 

 

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. 


17119 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4855

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1906798 23-Nov-2017 21:58
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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. 

 

 


1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 752


  Reply # 1906841 23-Nov-2017 23:06
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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.


1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | ... | 231
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.