Pat Newman

Pat Newman fails to declare his conflict while defending lack of action over pedo teacher

Pat Newman has featured on the blog previously. He is a ratbag Labour flunky and teacher union apologist.

He is quoted in the Northland Age today regarding the still current registration of convicted pedophile James Parker.

The president of Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association is defending the Teachers Council for not striking jailed paedophile James Parker from the register, saying not acting was the “sensible and safe way out”.

Hmmm defending the Teachers Council and speaking on behalf of all Northland Principal at the same time.

Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president Pat Newman said he was “spitting sparks” over the backlash to revelations the convicted paedophile had not been removed.

“James Parker has been in a jail cell since the day he was arrested. It is bloody impossible to teach children in a jail cell,” Mr Newman said.

For the Teachers Council to remove him from the register there had to be a disciplinary hearing, for which they would have to interview children and witnesses, Mr Newman explained.  Read more »

Hey TVNZ! Tell your viewers the real story

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Big Ole Pat Newman, Labour flunky and go to man for TVNZ

It seems a certain Pat Newman has become a “go-to” school principal for TVNZ, for comment on all kinds of issues.

Good old Pat duly provides a negative response with obligatory digs at the Government.

Pat somehow manages to squeeze power bills into the food in schools debate.  Read more »

Whaleoil Redux 2011 – Q3

July 2011 – 309 posts

Phil Twyford started stealing underpants, I had to ring Rodney Hide for confirmation and after he got done with abusing me sorted out Phil Twyford’s strategy for him.

I busted Marlene Campbell for comparing Anne Tolley to Goebbels.

Trevor Mallard again makes defamatory and racist remarks on Red Alert. Not only that he is actively repeating gossip supplied to him by the same board member who actively manipulated events in Rodney and Coromandel. National will at some stage have to deal with this board member and his pals in Auckland. It is unconscionable that people in that position leak to Labour MPs so they can help their mates get selected.

I blog about the origins of the Asymmetrical War.

In July Labour released their capital gains tax and I took great delight in quoting their luminaries previous opposition to the tax.

Phil Goff’s and the NZEI’s contention that they don’t work together is well and truly busted.

Labour were referred to the Police after a complaint by me to the Electoral Commission. The Police have yet to announce any details. Labour have actually got away with repeated breaches of the Electoral Act. I point out why Trevor Mallard couldn’t front for Labour, because he had been warned before. To have him front meant they couldn’t use their lie about not knowing the rules. Their continued ignoring of the rules amounts to willful disobedience.

Labour bombs another campaign launch. Plus they steal the intellectual property of a photographer.

Their website woes continue.

Trevor Mallard sends an email to supporters imploring them not to panic, that their campaign is going brilliantly and to use patsy lines in Twitter. Unfortunately the intellectually infirm Labour supporters use the lines word for word and Twitter looks like a redux of Mallard’s email.

Labour didn’t want to get into details about their Capital Gains Tax plans. They didn’t want that because they simply hadn’t done the work. Almost every question was met with a response that the “Expert panel” would be looking at that. Unfortunately for Labour the public very definitely wanted details.

Mallard’s email was picked up by the media.

Labour start bombarding the public with taxpayer funded electioneering. I start writing letters. Still more letters.

Labour meanwhile, after insisting that they would start following the rules breaks them yet again with another mail out. I complain to the Electoral Commission who subsequently refer labour, again, to the Police. The Police still haven’t done anything. Labour calculates that the Police won;t do anything and continues to break the law knowing that there are no consequences for them ever.

Trevor Mallard says “Labour can steal the election and they will”.

I bust the Kindergarten Associations and their millions of dollars of retained funds, at the same time they are crying poor.

Phil Goff says that he wasn’t briefed by the SIS about some Israeli tourists in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake. Things are about to get interesting which I will detail in a separate post. This becomes my second big story of the year.

I write yet another letter to Lockwood Smith about Labour’s spending rorts. And another one.

I start my countdown to the last possible day that Labour can roll Phil Goff before the election. I make a video a day highlighting the terrible inconsistencies of Phil Goff.

My son is assaulted at Rainbows End. The offenders have never been caught.

The SMOGs start to flow from Trevor Mallard. I still don’t know why politicians use Twitter.

August 2011 – 449 posts

Annette King goes nasty on Ali Ikram, Deborah Coddington and Patrick Gower on Twitter.

I announce NZ First’s North Shore candidate before NZ First does.

Sue Moroney provides yet another SMOG.

Winston Peters blames the media for Andrew Williams bad press. Of course it was actually me that caused all his bad press.

Stuart Nash provides a SMOG.

I publish my letter to Dr Tucker, the head of the SIS, this signals the opening of the SIS story I am about to unleash on Phil Goff. This will be covered in a separate post.

I explain what Colin Craig needs to do to win. He ignores every single part of my advice. He is now over a million dollars poorer and still not in parliament.

On 7 August I quit Citizen A and blogged about why. I have never once regretted quitting and resisted the constant begging to return.

I capture the Minister of Twitter in mid tweet at the National party conference.

The Electoral Commission refers the Labour party brochure to Police for breaching the Electoral Act. The Police still have not done anything.

I highlight a NZEI and Labour party nasty, their Whangarei candidate Pat Newman. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Darien Fenton embarks on her campaign of nasty by calling for a boycott of the band that played at National’s campaign dinner. She will do much worse in coming months.

Malcolm Harbrow tells Trevor Mallard what he thinks:

There was a problem with the blakbirdpie shortcode

The Electoral Commission refers Charles Chauvel to the Police on the basis of my complaint. The Police are yet to do anything.

Trevor Mallard won the bike race. Meanwhile I won the war, having Labour campaign strategist focused entirely on beating me in a bike race for 6 weeks. I managed to come second in a 60km race against a professional cyclist and part time politician.

Clare Curran attacks the Greens for stealing Labour’s votes. Labour are in meltdown as they start to realise that their social media campaign is failing.

Just after Phil Goff declares that Labour will focus on the things that matter Sue Moroney lets rip on Twitter.

I blog about anti-depressants and how ineffective they were for me.

September 2011 – 530 posts

Trevor Mallard continues to show the nasty and delivers up another SMOG.

Clare Curran continued to show that Labour was focussed on important matters….like volume on adverts.

Trevor Mallard compares John Key to mass murdering dictators, proving that Twitter and politicians are the gift that keeps on giving.

I blog about Jim Anderton and his illegal letter to constituents. I complain to the Electoral Commission and they later refer the letter and Jim Anderton to Police.

Clare Curran continued to focus on the things that matter…like teletubbies.

Trevor Mallard and Clare Curran had a twitter fight about Cheese Rolls.

Jacinda Ardern complained about the congestion around the toaster at the airport lounge. Letting all us peasants know how important she is that she is in the lounge and troughing it up at the same time.

Labour’s new election posters were begging for a photoshop.

I blog about hugs being banned at my daughter’s school.

I introduce the concept of the Blink Test. Which politicians pass the Blink Test?

I suggest that Labour is waiting for the Langoliers.

I bust Greens candidate Max Coyle for the sad little story in the Waikato Times that he fed to them. The Greens withdraw Max from their candidate list. Tim McIndoe didn’t need a Greens candidate to win handsomely, he was benefiting from The Moroney Effect.

I wonder whether John Minto will get a 1000 votes. It turns out he couldn’t, getting just 461 people to vote for him.

Trevor Mallrd starts a smear campaign against Bryce Edwards. It ends up being called #bryceedwardsconspiracy on Twitter and shows Labour and Mallard are all at sea with their election strategy.

Chris Trotter asks why Trevor Mallard is Labour’s campaign strategist. The question remains unanswered.

Dimpost provides the comments of the week:

Oh the hours of endless speculation? Personally, I reckon Labour’s campaign strategy is being run by a crew of demented P-addict gerbils with a KFC fetish, whilst playing Elton John and Queen simultaneously. Of course, the gerbils could be running ACT’s campaign; Labour may be guided by a crack team of lemmings…

Darien Fenton launches her now infamous attack against The Mad Butcher.

Trevor Mallard continued to prove that his personal demeanour was more suited to drunken pub brawls than to Twitter. Yet he was trotting along to caucus and telling everyone that Labour would win using Social media.

On September 28 I relaunched the site with the help of Cre8D Design.

Sir Peter Leitch calls me to talk about Darien Fenton’s scurrilous attack on him. He says he was “gutted” by her comments.

Labour = Lies

A new low for obnoxious Northland principal Pat Newman. The Labour candidate for Whangarei has been caught lying on RNZ (Streaming Audio) by Anne Tolley (http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/radio-nz-labour-get-it-wrong)

Stupid Sue Moroney hadn’t the sense to check if the story was true, so put out a release repeating all the lies.

Do these people not think their lies will be found out?

I doubt there will there be a public apology from the loyal Labour footsoldiers at Morning Report, who were quite happy to repeat Newman’s garbage?

This close to the election, how appropriate was it for RNZ to run a story based on the rantings of a Labour candidate, which had no basis in truth?

National should be looking very closely at the funding for this bunch, which is nothing more than the broadcast section of the Labour comms unit.

Nothing less than a scandal

A couple of days ago I outed a principal who was spreading NZEI poison to parents and kids through a school newsletter.

As you would imagine, parents have been contacting me saying it is outrageous that militant unionists – happy to take the taxpayer dollar – are stooping to this level.

Well, it just got worse.

I can now reveal that left-wing and Labour principals are spending their working school days – when they are being paid to teach kids – using school time and resources to stir up hatred, slag the government, and promote Labour and the unions on Facebook.

Of course, they are so stupid that they think they are invisible. Well, their lies and bile are there for all to see and it makes grim reading for parents, who will be assuming that these muppets are teaching their kids, as they are employed to do.

All the usual suspects are there. Marlene “Hitler” Campbell, Frances Nelson (ex-president of NZEI) and Sue Moroney.

One of the worst offenders is Northland bully principal Pat Newman. Oh – and by chance he is also a Labour candidate in the election. So is it appropriate for him to be using school time and resources to promote himself, Labour and plot to break the law?

The main poster is the principal of Hokowhitu School in Palmerston North, Allan Alach. He seems to have lots of time on his hands during the school day, to try and rally his comrades rather than teach kids at his school how to read, write and do maths.

If this nasty lot had any decency they would resign. And let’s not forget that taxpayers are giving them an extra $2000 dollars a year to implement national standards. As I said, give us back our money or get back to work.

Any journalist worth their salt would be calling the boards of trustees of all the principals involved and asking how much taxpayer time and money is being wasted on this, and is it appropriate for the principal to be using the school resources to make a political protest.

Remember – these guys want to hide information from journalists and parents because they don’t want crap schools and teachers identified.

These dinosaurs from a long-gone era of teacher unionism have lost the battle and will continue to lose.

Meet Pat Newman – Part Three

Pat Newman, Labour’s candidate for Whangarei, thinks it is ok to call the Education Minister “Ayatolley”. He also thinks that the National party are killing kids.

This is the same Pat Newman that Phil Goff is happy to be photographed with arm in arm. It is bad enough that this guys is teaching our kids but much worse that he is trying to become a member of parliament.

Thankfully he is only number 58 on the Labour list and therefore highly unlikely to get into parliament. Labour would need 48% in order to deliver Pat Newman into parliament.

Meet Pat Newman – Part Two

Pat Newman is a school principal. I have featured him on this blog before. He is also the Labour party candidate in Whangarei.

Check out his callous comments on Facebook as he decides to score political points on the issue of youth suicide.

Witness the caring Labour party.

Meet Pat Newman – Part One

The Labour party candidate in Whangarei is Pat Newman. He is also one of a num­ber of prin­ci­pals who plot­ted to take over the School Trustees Asso­ci­a­tion.

He is also making a foray into social media and his latest wall post is a real eye-opener. He calls his boss, Education Minister Anne Tolley stupid and “Ayatolley”. Not bad for these guys who have compared Tolley to Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebbels before.

To think these people teach our youth. The spelling mistakes and grammatical erros are great.

 

 

Another email from Perry Rush

Another email via the tipline showing that the union organised opposition to National Standards are planning to ignore government policy and refuse to submit National Standards data to the Ministry or at the very least to submit them in a format that makes things difficult. Worse they are inciting more schools to essentially break the law:
Email from Perry Rush

Perry Rush is, of course, the principal of Island Bay School in Wellington, and was among a number of principals plotting to take over the School Trustees Association. - along with the likes of Labour candidate Pat Newman, Auckland’s Iain Taylor, the NZEI’s Frances Nelson and the infamous Marlene Campbell, who called Anne Tolley “Hitler”.

An email exchange shows principals involved in a boycott of the standards discussed “dealing with” the New Zealand School Trustees Association.

“The easiest way is for us to quietly take over regional organisations of NZSTA … Just imagine NZSTA run by principals!” an email written by Hora Hora School principal Pat Newman states.

Mr Newman is former president of the Principals’ Federation and the immediate past president of the Tai Tokerau Principals Association.

He is one of two Labour Party members vying for selection to stand as the Labour candidate in Whangarei next year.

His email was sent to, among others, Denise Torrey, president of the Canterbury Primary Principals Association; Frances Nelson, president of the national primary teachers’ union; Iain Taylor, president of the Auckland Primary Principals Association, and Perry Rush, Island Bay School principal.

Marlene Campbell, principal of Invercargill’s Salford School and a member of the Southland Primary Principals Association executive, which this week called Education Minister Anne Tolley “Minister Hitler”, was also a recipient. All have been vocal critics of the national standards.

Mr Taylor responded to Mr Newman’s August 20 email with: “Oh that the go!! Great thinking … loved ya email to her too … man she awful!!” Mr Taylor was referring to NZSTA president Lorraine Kerr, who has refused to criticise or fully endorse the standards.

So you can see the calibre of the company he keeps……

These guys however just keep on repeating lies – and hope lazy journalists pick up on them. So the stuff about flaws is crap – as is Standards failing overseas – they have never been introduced overseas. (Standard testing has – ie one test on one day - but that’s not what National’s policy is implementing – here in New Zealand we are monitoring kids throughout the year.) We know that it is all crap because the union is hiring a useful idiot to conduct “independent” research to confirm their lies.

There’s no doubt this is a political campaign, with Perry Rush and other principals trying to dupe and bully boards into signing off on something they probably don’t understand – while trusting their principals to be professional.

Rush has constantly exagerrated the numbers he has backing him – and this is yet another petty protest as he knows he is getting no traction whatsoever in the media.

BUT what Perry Rush doesn’t tell the boards – and this is the bit that readers will appreciate – if schools don’t set targets against Standards, the Ministry won’t have the info to target funding for the kids and schools which need it. So they will miss out on millions in resourcing, and kids in these schools will continue to fail – all because of politics. Parents will then be demanding an explanation from their school. They should be demanding an explanation fromt heir schools now about why they are trying to circumvent government policy that could well affect future funding.

Also – schools which don’t set targets won’t have access to professional development for their teachers – which is worth about $80 million a year.

Of course, the other reason they don’t want to set targets is that communities will then find out which principals/teachers aren’t up to scratch – and again parents will, rightly, demand answers.

Both NZEI and the Principals’ Federation flounced out of the independent advisory group which was set up to address concerns. Of course they are only interested in union members – not kids. They honestly believe Labour will win the election and they can go back to the bad old days where parents were kept in the dark about how their kids are doing in school.

They’ve never forgiven Anne Tolley for introducing this without them giving the OK – and now the unions can’t get their voice heard and it’s killing them.

By the way – these are primary school kids – they don’t pass or fail – it’s only by identifying which kids are struggling that they can be given additional support so they can read, write and do maths properly. A lot of schools already say they know which kids are struggling – which begs the question – what the hell have they been doing about it?

Time to smash the Teachers Unions, all of them, hard

The Dompost shows the very great lengths that the Tweetchers and Principals are prepared to go to to control the sector.

A group of rebel principals plotted to “quietly take over” an association representing 90 per cent of school boards in an effort to overwhelm the national standards debate, leaked emails suggest.

An email exchange shows principals involved in a boycott of the standards discussed “dealing with” the New Zealand School Trustees Association.

“The easiest way is for us to quietly take over regional organisations of NZSTA … Just imagine NZSTA run by principals!” an email written by Hora Hora School principal Pat Newman states.

Mr Newman is former president of the Principals’ Federation and the immediate past president of the Tai Tokerau Principals Association.

He is one of two Labour Party members vying for selection to stand as the Labour candidate in Whangarei next year.

His email was sent to, among others, Denise Torrey, president of the Canterbury Primary Principals Association; Frances Nelson, president of the national primary teachers’ union; Iain Taylor, president of the Auckland Primary Principals Association, and Perry Rush, Island Bay School principal.

Marlene Campbell, principal of Invercargill’s Salford School and a member of the Southland Primary Principals Association executive, which this week called Education Minister Anne Tolley “Minister Hitler”, was also a recipient. All have been vocal critics of the national standards.

Mr Taylor responded to Mr Newman’s August 20 email with: “Oh that the go!! Great thinking … loved ya email to her too … man she awful!!” Mr Taylor was referring to NZSTA president Lorraine Kerr, who has refused to criticise or fully endorse the standards.

The organisation they wanted to infiltrate and take over by stealth is the same organisation that reminded Borads of Trustees that they were now to pass any school funds on to the illegal boycott of National Standards. No wonder the Labour member activist Principals wanted to take it over.

While Labour candidate presumptive Pat Newman thinks that it is all much ado about nothing his vast protest against the implementation of government policy seems to be unravelling before their very eyes. With leak after leak of documents showing their meddling, their nicking of state funding to pay for the protest and the outright lies of their cause, is it any surprise then that we find out that a third of the schools that Pat Newman and his fellow conspirators have declared to be in their cabal, aren’t, in fact.

Nearly a third of the schools that said they had no confidence in National Standards have told the Ministry of Education they do in fact plan to implement the controversial scheme.

A group called Boards Taking Action Coalition said last week that the trustees from 225 schools around the country had issued a vote of no confidence in National Standards. As a result those schools would refuse to set student achievements targets for next year until the system was reviewed.

The next day the ministry starting contacting all of the protesting schools’ boards of trustees to check the claim.

The Herald has learned 66 of the 225 coalition boards indicated their schools planned to implement the standards in full. A further 109 said they would take some form of action or were yet to decide if they would implement the standards in full. Fifty schools are yet to be contacted.

The ministry yesterday said it could not comment as it had not finished making all the calls.

So this means that the cabal of conspirators are in fact big fat liars. Worse thing is that these people are in charge of teaching our children.

I think it is high time that there was a general smacking around of the teacher and principal unions. They certainly shouldn’t be able to avail themselves of taxpayers funds to mount their protests.

While we are smacking about uppity teachers, i see that the Herald has also picked up that Marlene Campbell just can’t seem to say sorry like she means it. If there was any case for the sacking of a Principal it is her case, and I would put a commissioner into her school, along with Perry Rush’s and Pat Newman’s.