Is benefit fraud a NCEA course?

If benefit fraud is an NCEA course this women seems to have got at least a “merit”. With points deducted only for getting caught.

A Kapiti woman who fraudulently claimed $131,371 in social welfare benefits has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention.

Georgina Harry-Anne Marama Kelly Kraus , also known as Georgina Huriwaka, 39, pleaded guilty in the Porirua District Court on Wednesday to 30 charges of using a document fraudulently.

Huriwaka, a traffic controller, first applied for a domestic purposes benefit on January 8, 2010.  On the form she advised she had separated from her husband.

Over the next five years she continued to claim a benefit despite still living with her husband. The couple had another baby in 2013.

She did not declare her earnings from the fulltime work she started in May, 2015.   Read more »

Good point Chris, why do Labour keep going around and around in circles?

Chris Trotter wonders why Labour constantly goes round and round in circles.

WHY DOES LABOUR do it? Why is it forever tying itself up in ethical knots and programmatic contradictions? Its policy-making does not seem to proceed from any discernible core of political principle. On the contrary, it comes across as the sort of haphazard collection of fleeting public obsessions a party guided exclusively by opinion polls and focus groups might present to the electorate.

Voters are prepared to forgive National for this sort “suck it and see” approach to policy-making. Most of us understand that the only principle that National will never abandon is the one commanding it to remain in office for as long as possible. Everything else is negotiable – as the Government’s recent swag of policy tweaks and re-adjustments makes abundantly clear.

Nor can the voters object too strenuously to National’s governing style. After all, it is their own likes and dislikes that are being so assiduously fed back to them by the party’s pollsters and marketing specialists.

If democracy is about giving the people what they want, then John Key’s preternatural sensitivity to the slightest change of pitch in the vox populi makes him a democratic leader of no mean ability.

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Trump’s “disabled reporter” incident COMPLETELY fabricated by the Media Party

Sobering really.

You can see why Trump is confident to stand there and claim the election process is corrupt.

Mental Health Break

Serious Voter fraud revealed in Australia

We revealed on Whaleoil that “extreme left wing, hate speech blogger, ” Martyn Bradbury (or as we like to call him Martyn Martin ) was enrolled to vote twice at the last election. One enrollment was for Martin Bradbury and the other for Martyn Bradbury. For the two enrollments to occur two separate forms had to be filled out and individually mailed in so it cannot be dismissed as someone else’s mistake. We have no evidence that he actually used this ” error ” to vote twice but simply brought to the public’s attention that the potential for voter fraud was there because of the double enrollment.

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Geologic provinces of the world

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How does get fucked sound?


The boxing bludgers have their hands out for taxpayer cash.

Joseph Parker’s promoters are asking for taxpayers’ money to ensure the New Zealand heavyweight boxer gets a world title fight in Auckland in December.

Promoter Dean Lonergan told the Herald last week that Duco Events will require sponsorship and funding to the tune of seven figures for the December 10 fight between Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBO world title.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce confirmed yesterday that an application for Government funding had been received for the bout.   Read more »

“There are cases of contamination that happen all over the country that people don’t hear about”

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Estuary contamination


Water managers have been told they need to take a stronger lead in ensuring communities in New Zealand are supplied with safe drinking water.

Around two hundred water sector leaders and representatives attended a panel discussion on the implications of the Havelock North Water contamination crisis as part of the three day Water New Zealand Conference and Expo in Rotorua. Read more »

Saudi Sheep “deal” is going to require a scalp

An Ombudsman’s interim decision released about the existence or otherwise of legal advice on the multimillion dollar Saudi sheep deal shows MFAT has failed to back up the Prime Minister’s claims on the matter, says Labour MP David Parker.

“The Prime Minister and Murray McCully have both repeatedly claimed that there was a legal risk to New Zealand taxpayers that justified the payment of $4m to a Saudi businessman.”

“The Ombudsman has said MFAT are refusing to disclose whether a legitimate legal risk ever existed, now claiming this would prejudice New Zealand’s international relations.

“It’s an absurd position but a very revealing one.

“If the advice did exist, then Ministry officials would have confirmed National Ministers’ assertions; but instead they’ve chosen to hide behind ‘international relations’ to avoid Ministers’ embarrassment.

“How can the Minister and PM credibly say admitting the existence or otherwise of a legal claim would prejudice New Zealand’s international relations, when both have already publicly asserted the legal risk justified the payment?

“By hiding behind potential threats to international relations, there’s only one credible explanation; no advice existed.

“The excuse has always been hollow. Read more »

Photo of the Day

Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: "If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn't to me. "When you first start dating someone, it's all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop." Brilliant.

Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: “If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn’t to me. “When you first start dating someone, it’s all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop.” Brilliant.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to Lose, Lived to Win

Baddest Mother…… of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Lemmy was a true hell-raiser and his tales of half a century of hard partying often left interviewers lost for words. Even in his older years he’d hang out in The Rainbow Bar on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with a glass of bourbon in one hand and a Marlboro red in the other, wearing his famous cowboy hat and the Iron Cross around his neck. And he sure lived life to the full. So much so, fans were beginning to think he was actually immortal.

He previously admitted he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel’s every day from the age of 30, he took speed for THREE decades, had run ins with the police and was rumoured to have bedded 2,000 women.

Lemmy made the shocking admission about his whisky addiction in the documentary Live Fast Die Old and fans were stunned when he revealed he’d cleaned up his act in 2013 after a health scare.

But he didn’t give up on his unhealthy lifestyle altogether, instead, he cut down on cigarettes and swapped from Jack Daniel’s and coke to vodka and orange – reportedly to help with his diabetes. Although, during an interview his assistant wondered whether swapping from one 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar to another 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar was really going to help.

“I like orange juice better,” Lemmy said. “So, Coca-Cola can f off.”

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