Sounds like he needs a good long stretch not a delay

Filthy pedo Catholic priest Bernard Kevin McGrath is still safely ensconced in New Zealand, but his fate now rests with Judith Collins.

I should think she won’t take too long to decide to put this creep on a plane to Australia.

Still, I think it is a travesty that scumbags like him get to play the system when what they really need is a good long stretch.

The New Zealand government is taking legal advice on whether a former Catholic brother should be extradited to Australia to face child sex charges.

The Commonwealth of Australia has spent more than 18 months trying to extradite Bernard Kevin McGrath, 66, from New Zealand to face 252 child sex abuse charges.¬† Read more »

Photo Of The Day

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are,   (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.  The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley).  Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are, (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

The Flag Raisers

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The House Today #nzqt

Question time/Questions for oral answer

Questions to Ministers

 

  1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE¬†to the¬†Prime Minister:¬†Does he agree with his Minister of Finance that workers have an expectation that they “will be doing better than zero pay increases”?
  2. HONE HARAWIRA¬†to the¬†Minister of Finance:¬†Does he agree that the Government’s economic policies have failed, given that more than a quarter of a million children are living below the poverty line in Aotearoa?
  3. PAUL GOLDSMITH¬†to the¬†Minister of Finance:¬†How is the Government’s plan to lock in the gains from a growing economy helping to deliver more jobs and higher wages for New Zealanders?
  4. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN¬†to the¬†Minister of Energy and Resources:¬†What is the breakdown of the $240,000 of taxpayers’ money spent entertaining oil company executives in 2011, and specifically how much of that money was spent on food and alcohol?
  5. PAUL FOSTER-BELL¬†to the¬†Minister of Transport:¬†Has he received any reports on the benefits of the recently confirmed Transmission Gully motorway? Read more »

Stone Age religion takes offence at cute doggies

Seriously if you can be offended by a Scottie dog then Glasgow might not be the best place to visit if you are a sensitive wee Islamist fundamentalist who is deeply concerned about anything in life which you might get pleasure out of.

Suicide bomber blowing up innocent civilians…straight to paradise, walking a Scottie dog…60 lashes.

Of course losing an airplane entirely with the loss of everyone onboard and flying another one over a war zone with similar results¬†isn’t at all shameful and offensive, but walking a freakin’ dog is.

Malaysian politicians and religious leaders have attacked the use of Scottie dogs during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful to Muslims.

Around 40 Scottie dogs were used in the¬†opening ceremony in Glasgow¬†last Wednesday to lead teams around Celtic Park. ¬† Read more »

Crisis? What crisis?

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The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today.
‚ÄúThe trend for new dwellings has doubled since March 2011, but is still 26 percent below the series peak in January 2004,‚ÄĚ business indicators manager Neil Kelly said. Read more »

Cartoon of the Day

Credit:  SonovaMin

Credit: SonovaMin

Cunliffe’s Tax Stazi

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Will he be embedding them in trade unions that avoid tax or otherwise misappropriate tax?

Labour will have to change the law to achieve this – tax avoidance is still legal.

One of our readers, Bart67, fixed the poster: ¬† Read more »

The John Minto Effect

A reader emails:

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Disgusted to see anti Semitic graffiti in Cashmere Christchurch.

Anti-semitic graffiti in Christchurch

Anti-semitic graffiti in Christchurch

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The end of the world as we know it has not happened as a result of Family Court reforms

When Judith Collins announced and then implemented Family Court reforms there were howls of outrage from vested interests about how the end of the world is nigh.

Unfortunately the truth is the reforms are working.

Judith Collins has announced:

More parents are resolving their disputes outside of court only months after the Government’s family justice reforms came into effect, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

‚ÄúProgress to date confirms our reforms are empowering people to resolve their parenting disputes outside of court, minimising the stress children often face when their parents separate,‚ÄĚ Ms Collins says.

Since the Government‚Äôs reforms came into effect on 31 March this year, 562 assessments for the New Family Disputes Resolution (FDR) mediation service have been completed and another 530 are in progress. ¬†¬† Read more »

Extremely Dodgy Council Staff and Chair do not share information with Councillors

Regular readers will know that the extremely dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council staff think they can dictate to councillors how they behave. Liz Lambert, the acting Chief Executive, should have resigned over this disgraceful conduct from public servants.

Now it seems that Chairman Fenton ‚ÄúJong-Un‚ÄĚ Wilson has decided to work with the staff to exclude four councillors from decisions about water in Hawkes Bay.

Fenton "Jong-un" Wilson

Fenton “Jong-un” Wilson

Cr Tom Belford writes that he and his fellow councillors have had to request information that should be provided to them by virtue of being elected.

Instead the extremely dodgy Fenton ‚ÄúJong-Un‚ÄĚ Wilson, Andrew Newman and Liz Lambert have hidden information from these directly elected representatives.

Councillors Graham, Barker, Beaven and myself have officially requested much additional financial information about the construction and financing of the dam ‚Äď all ignored to date. Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson, our official channel to HBRIC, admonishes us for wanting to get too deep into the weeds. ¬† Read more »