Bludgers gunna bludge [UPDATED]

Yesterday we talked about Cry Baby of the Week and today the Waikato Times goes again on the story of the bludger who can’t read a bus timetable. Apparently neither can the reporter as they have repeated the claim of no public transport options.

There will be no more forced marathons for Sarah Warren thanks to support from the South Waikato community.

With no car or public transport, the solo mother walked from Putaruru to Tokoroa twice in the past month to attend compulsory Work and Income meetings after threats that her benefit would be cut if she didn’t.

With a meeting approaching next Friday she was fretting about making the 25-kilometre return journey in time to be home for her four children. 

There are busses from Putaruru to Tokoroa.

Intercity

But bludgers be bludgers…

But her call for help has been answered.

After Fairfax Media’s story yesterday, the 48-year-old has had numerous offers of rides.

Tokoroa resident Jenni Young has offered the stay-at-home mother of two her spare time driving to their appointments.

“It’s the least I could do – there is no way my conscience would let me read that article then move on to other stories as if it didn’t exist.”

She said she only bought a car two weeks ago.

“There’s no point it sitting in the garage if someone needs it.”

Warren is “rapt” with the response.

“I didn’t expect this. Now I’m getting support from everyone.”

20 years on the benefit…get a fricken job and stop expecting taxpayers to fund your parasitic lifestyle.

UPDATE: Of course she could always ask for an appointment at WINZ Putaruru too.

From WINZ website:

WINZ-Putaruru


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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