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# 240569 14-Sep-2018 10:55
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Derek Handley to walk away with more than $100,000 after government role terminated

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12125093

 

This would have been a disappointing appointment had the role continued, given the pool of proven talent available.

 

I do agree with Megan Woods that they need to re-evaluate.


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  # 2090580 14-Sep-2018 11:21
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Sigh, what a waste of time and money. 

 

Not whether Derek was right or wrong, but this whole exercise. It just feels so rushed and without clarity on jurisdiction or responsibility. I hope Dr Woods does a better job. Or maybe Kris Faafoi will take it back once he's in cabinet and starts representing development (MBIE) again.





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  # 2090617 14-Sep-2018 12:31
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What a fecking omnishambles.....


 
 
 
 


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  # 2090676 14-Sep-2018 14:49
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Too bad the govt didn’t have a 90 day clause in the contract, could’ve saved us 100k!

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  # 2090733 14-Sep-2018 15:36
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Maybe the $100,000 could be recovered from Claire Currans salary 





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  # 2090913 14-Sep-2018 21:27
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MikeB4:

 

Maybe the $100,000 could be recovered from Claire Currans salary 

 

 

 

 

That would make a great Tui's ad





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  # 2090916 14-Sep-2018 21:38
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Some legitimate for Simon Bridges to whinge about at last...


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  # 2091811 17-Sep-2018 11:09
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amiga500:

 

Some legitimate for Simon Bridges to whinge about at last...

 

 

Yeah - at last!

 

 

 

...because nothing else  in the litany of slip-ups, screw-ups and cover-ups that has plagued this coalition for the entirety of its wretched existence has quite the legitimacy of a botched crony appointment.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2091825 17-Sep-2018 11:31

No surprises here. Considering that Claire Curran said that we don't need the UFB network.





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  # 2092030 17-Sep-2018 15:59
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Aredwood: No surprises here. Considering that Claire Curran said that we don't need the UFB network.

 

I'll challenge that for being utter BS.

 

Articles I've read suggest that she's said no such thing.  Referring to being able to get UFB to all isolated rural areas as "aspirational" because of the cost was the closest I could find.  She had also for good reason raised other concerns about internet access, for example most of the impoverished areas of South Auckland, as well as the expected areas where there's significant rural poverty (Northland, E Coast etc), more than 1/3 of homes with children didn't have any internet access - even when it was available (2014 data).

 

 


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  # 2092035 17-Sep-2018 16:05
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Aredwood: No surprises here. Considering that Claire Curran said that we don't need the UFB network.

 

I'll challenge that for being utter BS.

 

Articles I've read suggest that she's said no such thing.  Referring to being able to get UFB to all isolated rural areas as "aspirational" because of the cost was the closest I could find.  She had also for good reason raised other concerns about internet access, for example most of the impoverished areas of South Auckland, as well as the expected areas where there's significant rural poverty (Northland, E Coast etc), more than 1/3 of homes with children didn't have any internet access - even when it was available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's hard to know, my wife has met her a few times and does not speak highly of her. She also attended a Women in IT meeting that Curran addressed and when there were technical problems with ths systems she said to the others on stage that they need to get a man into fix this fast. At first my wife thought she was making a joke as as the conversation continued it was clear that she was not joking. It did not go down well with the attendees.





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MikeB4:

 

She also attended a Women in IT meeting that Curran addressed and when there were technical problems with ths systems she said to the others on stage that they need to get a man into fix this fast.

 

 

I remember that - was an extremely dumb thing to say - especially under the circumstances.

 

Was she challenged at the time - ie immediately?

 

Unconscious bias is very common, race, gender, social class etc.  Leaders (or those aspiring to be) should wise up on it, and it should always be challenged.

 

 


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Handley has published a piece on LinkedIn today.  Two interesting things I picked up on: -

 

- He moved his family here from the US to take the role

 

- He will be donating his compensation to trust or similar that will work on improving the access of kids from poorer homes to digital tech.





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  # 2092481 18-Sep-2018 13:11
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Fred99:

 

Aredwood: No surprises here. Considering that Claire Curran said that we don't need the UFB network.

 

I'll challenge that for being utter BS.

 

Articles I've read suggest that she's said no such thing.  Referring to being able to get UFB to all isolated rural areas as "aspirational" because of the cost was the closest I could find.  She had also for good reason raised other concerns about internet access, for example most of the impoverished areas of South Auckland, as well as the expected areas where there's significant rural poverty (Northland, E Coast etc), more than 1/3 of homes with children didn't have any internet access - even when it was available (2014 data).

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the UFB originally put forward by Labour didn't specify the technology to be used, only performance targets. I think the new VDSL upgrades would meet them. One of the first things National did in 2008 was change the requirements and areas covered.




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  # 2092487 18-Sep-2018 13:22
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MikeAqua:

 

Handley has published a piece on LinkedIn today.  Two interesting things I picked up on: -

 

- He moved his family here from the US to take the role

 

- He will be donating his compensation to trust or similar that will work on improving the access of kids from poorer homes to digital tech.

 

 

 

 

Good on him, however I don't trust him anymore (particularly after his performance at Snakk), and I'll only believe the second part when it actually happens.


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Handley has released a bunch of emails.  Looks like our PM had her fingers well into this mess as well.





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