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Why changing the NZ parliament prayer matters

We are not a Christian party.
We have Christians and non-Christians in our party.

We also recognise the importance of Christianity to our culture and the positive ramifications of having codes of laws, ethics and ideals practised here.

This is due solely to us being a nation that identifies Greek democracy and Judeo-Christian principles as integral to our culture and constitution…Maori took on these concepts; the ideas of codes, laws and ideals replacing violence, wars and depravity.

Labour have a pro-death culture of state sponsored suicide; if you’re old or sick, off yourself; if the pregnancy is inconvenient, abortions are more important than preserving the lives of unborn Kiwis.

Removing the central figure of our principles, dilution of family values, pushing gender diversity onto our children at school – it’s an assault on our democracy, integrity and values.

But this Labour-led/NZ First/Greens coalition and speaker Mallard have now managed to do what Labour have wanted for years.

A quiet, gradual and insidious removal of our core values…

Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.

Why Action station’s report is flawed

Tēnā koutou katoa,
The ActionStation report, “They’re our Whānau” came out a week ago, and has already been cited by the major networks and the government as being accurate, well researched and likely to be a building block of policy.

This concerns me greatly; it confirms that social science has now become more about subjective perspective with political/ideological buzzwords, rather than providing objective analysis.

You may understand little unless you read the report, which can be found here:

Now, I am just a boy from Glen Innes, and this response is from my ability to read, think and form an opinion based on my experience and the ‘rattling of head marbles’.

What is this report so loved by the Labour/NZ First/Greens government? quote.

They’re Our Whānau is a collaborative research project that compiles the perspectives of over 900 Māori participants. end quote.

My first issue? The ‘data’ comes from opinions and subjective thought; nicely worded and, just coincidentally, following what ActionStation believes…

The data were collected in four ways:

  1. Seven expert interviews conducted by fourth year medical students.
  2. An online survey –  the surveys were promoted through the ActionStation mailing list, adverts on Facebook and by outreach to hapū and iwi groups.
  3. A literature review.
  4. Attendance at the government’s Safe and Effective Justice Summit in Porirua.

What are the issues with these collection methods?

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Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.

I stand opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill

Fakalofa Atu,

I stand opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill.

The bill that has been proposed threatens to further destabilise the meaning of life within our society, that most precious and societally basic idea that being alive is a gift and honour, and the inherent value that brings to self and the community.

We live in a society where we have traditionally fought, often with the blood of our people, to save and uphold the value of life, in order that the very right to exist is upheld.

And we now find ourselves experiencing an assault on the very preciousness of life, in the form of a law designed to increase the marketing of suicide.

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Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.

Let’s listen to the principal

In a speech delivered to students, Fraser High School principal Virginia Crawford said she didn’t want her students to become statistics.

The speech is appalling. The reality is worse…

Virginia Crawford has been vilified for speaking truth into a dimly lit room that many of us would prefer to remain ignorant of. New Conservative stands with the heart of Principal Crawford’s words.

Truancy is not usually a cause of the pain and misery we see within the lives of our rangatahi. Truancy is an indicator for us, whether parent, teacher or youth worker. Truancy loudly proclaims that ‘something is broken or hurt inside me’. For every truanting child who has managed to become successful, there are far too many who have endured further damage and subjected the community to that same damage.

If we do not listen and react to such a cry, then we cannot delude ourselves later with the common lament of ‘slipped through the cracks of the system.

Once the emotional offence has subsided from Principal Crawford’s honesty, then the real work can begin, by focusing on an activity that is accepted to be an indicator of future success or failure by both academics and those on the front line.

The fact that over the last two years, Māori and Pasifika students came in at just over 50% regular attendance in school, should be a wake-up call in itself.
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Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.

The benefit of negative consequences

I enjoy putting up a humorous meme or satirical piece on Monday mornings, a sort of transition from the weekend of ignorant bliss into the maelstrom of work and family responsibilities.

Two days ago, however, I read the following:

The Drug Foundation wants to remove schools’ powers to expel any student younger than the school leaving age of 16. end quote.

Wow.

Yes, it appears that the Drug Foundation desires to “remove the power to expel students under 16 and instead create incentives for schools to keep all students engaged in learning.”

So effectively, a child who commits violence or sexual assault, or multiple thefts, or stands over weaker children for lunch money, or sits in class whispering nothing but threats to a victim, will have more power than the safety of the other children, the parents of the school, indeed the school itself.

An excellent example of how to deconstruct personal responsibility…

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Deputy Leader of the New Conservative party, Elliot Ikilei is a husband and father who has worked in both personal and professional life as a youth worker for over 15 years. Through such experiences in work and personal life, he made a decision to devote his life to the protection of the family as the cornerstone of society. He staunchly defends freedom of speech that provides the foundation of all our freedoms.