Is this what Hone has in mind?

Hone Harawira is still pushing his food in schools programme…kind of like this;

At least 20 children have died and more are sick after eating free meals at a primary school in eastern India, an official said Wednesday.

Bihar state official Abhijit Sinha said another 27 children and the school cook have been hospitalized in Patna, the state capital. Ten of them are in serious condition. The children are age 8 to 11.  

They fell ill soon after eating meals in the school on Tuesday in Masrakh, a village 80 kilometers north of Patna. They were rushed to a local hospital and later to the state capital for treatment, Sinha said

The meal was cooked in the school kitchen, but school authorities stopped serving the meal as children started vomiting.

P.K. Sahi, the state education minister, said a preliminary investigation suggests the food had traces of an organophosphate used as an insecticide on rice and wheat crops. It’s believed the food was not washed before it was served at the school.


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  • tarkwin

    Hone has a mind?

    • Never in the dark…..

      DITTO. Exactly what I thought when I read the headline.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Concur we should stop giving oxygen to the BMF.

  • Changeiscoming

    This news story is really sad.

    • Muffin

      It really is.

  • Dave

    Hone has been a bit quiet lately, I suspect the Nats need to ramp the action up 5 notches.

    Whenever Hone is bleating like a stuck Pig, we know the Nats are implementing good policy, or forcing change for a better NZ.

  • Teachersrock

    What a nasty use of childrens deaths to make a political attack.

    • Dave

      Morning Paul, didnt expect you up so early, its just another holiday for you isn’t it. Meg?

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      You’re a teacher and you can’t use an apostrophe properly. That says it all about the NZ teaching racket.
      The phrasing of the sentence leaves a lot to be desired also.
      He who can does…

      • Teadchersrock

        Yes, never mind that some of you are using the deaths of children to make political points.


        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          And your logical abilities are shite.
          Some of you, not including myself – I said nothing about the children or tried to make a political point.
          Ergo: I am a sicko.
          Back to the TECOL loony bin for you to learn Te Tiriti o Freeloading 101 and PC Bromides for Mediocre Minds which Refuse to Engage in the Station of Life (manual labour) to which they’re Naturally Suited in Order to Stave off ‘Impertinent Questions from those who’re Unwillingly Funding the Racket that is Education Today. It’s a long title, but I’m sure completing it without needing to draw a breath makes students of it feel very bright indeed.
          I feel more sorry for the poor kids that have to endure you: all they have to look forward to is a government job or a career writing HR memos with works like “touch base” and “implementing holistic growth synergies”
          People like you are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
          The blind are leading the blind. Still.

  • Kopua Cowboy

    Must have been more than just traces to begin vomiting immediately. IF it was organophosphates, anyway.

  • Mediaan

    News today is saying the cook informed the headmistress there seemed to be something very wrong with the oil, but the headmistress insisted it be served. And then insisted the children must eat theirs even if they didn’t want to.

    NEVER make a child eat its food. Act as though you don’t care (in case the child is attention-seeking), take it away without comment and be very slow to provide any other food before the next meal. Then, next meal, try serving small portions of this and that in little dishes, some of it raw chopped vegetable, for the kid to choose from.