Labour declare a new crisis…Education

Labour have a habit of declaring a crisis in almost any industry sector. They declared one in manufacturing and it was promptly solved. They declared a crisis about Kiwis leaving for overseas and now they are all coming home.

The latest crisis that Labour have declared is in Education. Chris Hipkins emails seeking a whole lot of misery-guts whingers so they can pimp them to the Media party:

From: Chris Hipkins
Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 3:09 PM
Subject: SURVEY: Is this costing you?


A free education used to be a right in New Zealand. But the cost of education is rising and many Kiwis and their children are missing out.

In fact, the cost of sending a child to school is increased at ten times the rate of inflation. Rising school donations, the cost of school trips, extras and digital devices are all driving up the cost of sending our children to school.

And the cost of post-school education is dramatically rising too, making it harder for Kiwis to train and retrain for work.

We know the stats – but we want to hear how it’s affecting people like you, [REDACTED].   

Will you take a few minutes to answer some questions about your experience of education in New Zealand?


Your stories will help us understand how the rising cost of education affects Kiwis like you.

National deny there’s an education affordability problem and it shows how increasingly out of touch they are. But Labour is listening to Kiwis affected by this crisis. When we’re in government, we’ll restore New Zealanders’ right to a free and high-quality education.


Chris Hipkins
Labour’s Education Spokesperson

And when you do the survey Question 5 gets straight into it, “Are you willing to speak to the media about any of the concerns you have raised?”.

Labour intend collecting up a whole bunch of whingers on education then shilling them to the media. If you say “yes” then they ask you for your phone number, after already capturing your email.

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They ask six questions. One is asking for your email address, another if you will speak to media and the last one for your telephone number. The other three are finding out your pet whinge in education.

This is modern Labour. They’ve ditched buying real polling from reputable companies like UMR, reportedly leaving them with an unpaid bill of five figures, and using online surveys to gauge their support on issues and find like-minded whingers to shill to the Media party.

No wonder they are broke and bereft of ideas.

Chris Hipkins fails to point out that Charter schools achieve all the things he is whinging about, with decile three funding.


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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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