NZ Herald’s Tim Murphy turned into a Travel Zombie by Air New Zealand

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Tim Murphy is stuck in Hawaii

The New Zealand Herald’s Tim Murphy is one of the more high profile victims of an indicator light problem that has grounded an Air New Zealand flight in Hawaii for several days, leaving its passengers stranded with paid-for accommodation, $1000 compensation, and nowhere to eat or sit in the warm summer sun. Read more »

Today’s valedictory speeches

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Can’t find the starting time, but previous ones have started¬†at 4-4:15 pm.

Looks like some MPs are getting into the spirit of it: ¬† Read more »

Map of the Day

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A map of Europe growing on the European Environment Agency building in Denmark

 

Yep, these ones were registered too

The Labour party and the teacher unions all oppose charter schools because not every teacher has to be registered.

Apparently teacher registration is there to protect the children…from registered teachers like this?

Two Auckland teachers have been struck off after Disciplinary Tribunal hearings.

One, a primary school relief teacher, sent photos of children to a man with whom he was in a close personal relationship.

He knew that man was sexually attracted to young children and was undergoing medical treatment to address the condition. ¬†¬† Read more »

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As if we actually needed proof Laila Harre is bought and paid for…

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 »