Taking the Piss

Socialist Cindy and the Greens are making a huge deal out of a woman who is willing to prostitute herself in order to pay for study. This same woman is already getting $43,000 from the state and still she wants more.

Yet when she does do the study, and finishes and gets a job she will be earning less than she is getting in handouts from the state.

Pay for veterinary nurses varies depending on qualifications, experience, location and employer. The New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association recommends the following rates:

  • Veterinary nurses new to the job should earn $15 to $18 an hour ($31,200 to $37,440 a year, assuming a  40-hour work week)
  • Those with one to five years’ experience should earn between $18 and $21 an hour ($37440 to $43,680)
  • Those with more than five years’ experience should earn $20 to $24 an hour ($41,600 to $49,920). Some veterinary nurses may earn more than this.

These rates are recommended only, and employers may pay above or below these figures.

If nothing else this case highlights just how out of whack our welfare system has become. To complain about receiving $43,000 in state assistance and demanding you want more when the people already working in those jobs (and paying the tax to pay you) earn less than you is just taking the piss.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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