Another Guest Post from The Owl. I think he has some basic facts wrong regarding teh ownership of land and buildings of integrated schools which would throw off his calculations:
Christianity versus Maori Mythology – Economic Game Changer
The Government who were duly elected by the people of NZ has been battling a $5-$7 billion issue left to them by the Labour Party and the Christchurch earthquake. The Greens say on their website that child poverty has increased in the last 25 years and it is the Governments fault.
Labour was in charge for 16 of those 25 years and National have spent 3-4 years currently trying sort out this mess – and for all the hot air on ACC, how quickly we forget the former Labour Finance Minister got the numbers wrong and then after 4 years the balance sheet improves, Labour List MP Andrew Little economic plan is to re-direct the cash.
However we still need an economic game changer and Hone’s “House Nigger” comment got me thinking. The general public went PC mad and I was almost tempted to go hell for leather but I was driving down in the Waikato along that new two lane motorway and remembered that the road works were stopped because a Taniwha lived there. It cost millions of dollars to relocate the Taniwha.
I actually stopped the car at Huntly, jumped out and said “I wonder where he lives?”
Then I realized that I had been to Israel twice and followed the footsteps of Jesus Christ and have been living in New Zealand for forty odd years and never met or seen any relics of a Taniwha.
Now the Owl is a great believer in history and tradition and there some great parts of Maori culture (and equally European) that we can use and should hold dear to our hearts as a nation.
Science has shown that a man called Jesus Christ was real and from there a multi-billion dollar industry has sprung up around the world and NZ has benefited from its churches but more importantly high standards of education.
The integrated schools system used by the main stream Christian schools is a fine example of mixed ownership model and there has been a high percentage of Maori and non Maori who have benefited.
Maori mythology has also spawned an industry on its own – tourism and the haka being the two biggest. This too is has been a mixed ownership model.
The Owl’s Opinion
Since the opposition is so against mixed ownership models the Owl thinks it is only fair to unravel both of these two from the government purses.
The Government can stop paying teachers’ salaries and operating grants to integrated schools. They will need to hand back the land and building of course but they will only affect the balance sheet.
All Christian schools will be able to charge their students the correct amount to cover the running costs.
A quick calculation gets me to $5 billion within a couple of years.
Why not also stop the Taniwha payments as well you may ask?
It is simple – does anyone know where the Taniwha lives so negotiations can start? I am pretty confident he doesn’t live in Huntly.