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Wikitoria Thompson and her daughter Trinity, left, say they’re praying that charter schools would remain open in 2019.

“Where will I go? Where will I fit in Mum?”

Those were the questions year-nine student Trinity asked her mother Wikitoria Thompson when she found out her charter school’s contract was being terminated at the end of this year by the Government.

Middle School West Auckland (MSWA) and nine other charter schools across New Zealand received contract termination letters on June 7, even before finding out if their applications to remain open as a special character school for next year was approved.

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Daily roundup

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Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend


Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.

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A letter from Tommy Robinson ( make sure you have some tissues handy)

You can read the letter below. If you would like to have it read to you scroll to the bottom where a supporter of Tommy Robinson has made a video of himself reading the letter out loud.

A letter from Tommy Robinson page 1.
Source: Twitter

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Most read

Most read

 

  1. Duncan Garner’s brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government
  2. ‘Stuff’ editorial outlines the government’s continued pratfalls
  3. The second winter of discontent is upon us
  4. Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want
  5. Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young

Our What’s Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments.

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Face of the day

Supplied Talei Morrison, a cervical cancer sufferer sparked a campaign to make sure no one goes through what she went through.

A funeral for Smear Your Mea founder Talei Morrison will be held on Wednesday in Rotorua.

Morrison, who was also a kapa haka star, lost her very public battle with cervical cancer at 10.30am on Saturday, in a Hamilton hospice facility.[…]

Morrison was 42 when she was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in August last year.

Morrison spoke earlier this year about the Smear Your Mea campaign she initiated, urging women to go for the commonly dreaded smear test.

“Mea in Māori means thing, the thing that we’re talking about is obviously female genitalia. So we’re telling women to Smear Your Mea. And it’s catchy.”

Regular smears can reduce the risk of cervical cancer by 90 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health.[…]

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Daily roundup

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Top five most-viewed posts yesterday

Our ‘What’s Hot’ post and ‘Must Read’ posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments.

This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most-viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the most comments is not always the most popular post.

  1. Hooton gives a good primer on Winston’s law suit
  2. Liar, liar, Phil’s pants on fire
  3. Another secret report that Phil Goff hasn’t shared with anyone except Phil Twyford
  4. Why Simon? No one cares except liberal elites
  5. Absolutely positively virtuous

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