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Employers agree with English

The social justice bullies are crying rivers of tears over Bill English’s comment about potential employees. They are prone to such conniptions.

Employers, however, are not and they agree with Bill English.

NBR reports:

Prime Minister Bill English?s comments on businesses not being able to hire young Kiwis because they can?t pass a drugs test are dead on, according to Kiwi employers.

Mr English?said yesterday he has two or three conversations a week with business owners who are worried about this issue and that it is a contributing factor for employers looking to hire from offshore.

New Zealand?s largest contract labour firm, AWF Madison, is one such business. Its chief executive Simon Bennett says although Mr English?s comments were bold, he would not disagree with them.

?We have structural problems in the employment market and there is no doubt we have difficulties with youth unemployment. There are a number of factors for why they are not finding pathways into work. ? Read more »

Boag snatch to fund Sky City blowout?

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There?s a new candidate for who is paying Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag and her offsider Cedric ?Senile? Allan for their campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from the people of Auckland and South Auckland to give to Lyin? Len Brown?s council.

Whaleoil still doesn?t quite believe it but it?s overloading the tipline so here goes: The theory is it?s SkyCity casino. Here?s why it could be true.

Since Friday SkyCity has been saying it needs another $130 million from the government to build its new National Convention Centre. Or else it?ll pull out of the deal. The government has to make the SkyCity deal work because all the rest of its convention centre plan is falling apart.

Steven Joyce seems to be saying he?ll open up some of his trough but not for the full $130 million and wants Auckland ratepayers to front up with the rest. ?

In a world first, everyone from Lyin? Len to Dick Quax have lined up and told Joyce to shove it. (The one exception is Cameron ?Mr Fiscal Responsibility? Brewer who sounds like he?s had too many nights in the SkyCity corporate box.) Read more »

Who is paying for the Boagan’s $2.1 BILLION snatch?

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Everyone smart is running a mile from Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag?s plan to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from Aucklanders and South Aucklanders to give to Lyin? Len Brown for him to build his trainset.

But one question is still be to explored. Who is paying The Boagan, 60? And who is paying her offsider Cedric ?Senile? Allan, 102?

These people don?t do anything for free. The Boagan even got Doug Myers to pay her when she was running for National Party President.

The tipline is running hot with theories. Read more »

Stuart Nash on the Boagan’s plans to nick the AECT trust

Stuart Nash has written a piece on Michelle Boag’s plans to nick the AECT funds to gift to Len Brown for his train set.

It is on a little read hate speech blog run by Wrongly Wrongson, the blogger formerly known as Martyn Martin Bradbury, and so deserves wider attention.

Move forward to 2014, and John Collinge is at it once again.? Collinge, backed by another former National party president Michelle Boag, and helped by Auckland EMA CEO Kim Campbell, is trying to gather support for a scheme that would steal the shares off the people of Auckland for good.

Their miserable plan, as I have been led to believe, involves pressuring the National government to introduce legislation that would allow the shares, worth around $2.1b, to be nationalised, and then gifted back to the Auckland City Council for them to sell ? to the people of Auckland and overseas buyers.

Let?s put this into perspective.? This year the AECT returned a $335 dividend to all shareholders (75.1% of whom are the people of Auckland). This is a most welcome bonus to many who are currently struggling with the extremely high costs of living in Auckland.

Vector is an incredibly progressive and innovative company and so this dividend is only going to grow.? Why sell it?? This is about ideology ? and a massive disconnect by some wealthy individuals who simply have absolutely no idea at all how important $335 is to a huge number of Auckland families.? Read more »

The Boagan signs up Brian “Opinion-for-Hire” Rudman

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By now, regular readers will know all about Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag?s campaign to steal $2.1 billion from the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust to give to her new friend Lyin? Len Brown so he can build his trainset a bit earlier than planned.

But remember, this is The Boagan we?re dealing with here. Her campaign is going about as well as when she got caught videoing the Winebox Inquiry, or when she made Bill English leader of the National Party, or the Blackheart America?s Cup fiasco, or her ?help? in John Banks’ mayoral campaign ?

If The Boagan?s involved you don?t have to wait long for a fiasco.

And so it has happened again.

Of the original Ten Dwarfs, The Boagan recruited to her $2.1 billion snatch, it turns out some didn?t even know they were meant to be involved.

The original Ten Dwarfs were:

  1. Kim Campbell ? from the Employers? and Manufacturer?s Association
  2. Michael Barnett ? from the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  3. Tony Garnier ? from the Auckland Business Forum
  4. Stephen Selwood ? from the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
  5. Barney Irvine ? from the Automobile Association
  6. David Aitken ? from the National Road Carriers Association
  7. Heather Shotter ? Committee for Auckland
  8. Cameron Pitchers ? from the Campaign for Better Transport
  9. Connall Townsend ? from the NZ Property Council
  10. Jeremy Sole ? NZ Contractors Federation

Whaleoil?s spy at the big meeting to plan The Boagan?s campaign say as soon as they got wind of what she planned, Barney Irvine, Connall Townsend, David Aitkin and Jeremy Sole decided not even to show up.

Tony Garnier did show up but made clear he was there only to listen and wasn?t signing up to anything. Stephen Selwood turned up and spoke strongly against The Boagan?s $2.1 billion snatch.

Now the tipline is running hot with news Michael Barnett of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce had his eye off the ball and didn?t really know how he was being used by The Boagan. His board is furious. They knew nothing about the snatch.

Even the Boagan?s old winebox mates at Russell McVeagh weren?t impressed either when they found out they were being asked to unleash the legal dogs of war against AECT. ?? Read more »

Christmas Countdown: Boagan Dwarf Three – Michael “Dopey” Barnett

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Michael “Dopey” Barnett

There’s still six days until Christmas but the early presents for Whaleoil readers keep on coming. ?Today’s gift is a cracker – ?the story of Boagan dwarf number three, Michael ‘Mayoral-Wannabe’ Barnett.

Auckland readers will of course know Mr Barnett as the face of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. ?If you don’t really understand what the organisation does, fear not you’re not alone. I?can happily confirm their key role is to organise business lunches and breakfasts. ? Kim The Clown Campbell is a regular attendant. ?The Mayoral Wannabe actually celebrates his 25th anniversary at the Chamber this year. ?What better way to party than to steal a cool $2.1 billion off the people of Auckland. ? ? Read more »

Christmas Countdown: Boagan Dwarf Two ? Kim “The Campbell Clown” Campbell

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There?s a bit of a change of plan.? Kim ?The Campbell Clown? Campbell made such a goose of himself on Larry Williams last night we?re looking at him today rather than Michael Barnett.? But don’t worry, we will deal with all The Boagan?s friends soon enough.

For those just catching up, the story goes like this.? It looks like Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag is working for someone like Hawkins to try to get Lyin? Len?s trainset underway sooner rather than later.

The Boagan and John ?The Dining Table? Collinge, now 104, have a decades-old feud with Warren Kyd and other members of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) ? the outfit that owns $2.1 billion in Vector shares in trust for the people of Auckland and South Auckland, and which pays them a Christmas dividend of $335 a house each September. Read more »

Christmas Countdown Special: EMA reaps what it sows

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EMA boss Kim ?The Campbell Clown? Campbell can?t be too much longer in his job.

Members of the EMA board have called the tipline begging not to be included in the Christmas Countdown series.

They reckon they didn?t know anything about what The Campbell Clown was up to when he decided to launch a campaign to steal $2.1 billion in Vector shares from the people of Auckland and South Auckland and cancel their $335 Christmas dividend and give the shares and money to Len Brown so he can build his trainset.

They didn?t know The Campbell Clown had come under the spell of Michelle ?The Boagan? Boag.

Well it may be too late for the EMA board.? Look what fell off the back of the bus: ? Read more »

Christmas Countdown: Boagan Dwarf One – Heather Shotter

 

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Wait until I get my mitts on your cash

Heather Shotter is the first of Michelle Boag?s ten dwarfs.

The Shotter?s an old, old mate of the Boagan?s, a keen gardener and a big fan of immigrants.

She was a PR flack at Sky City and moved up the ranks to become head of operations. Coincidentally, she got in a relationship and later married its CEO Evan Davies. Unfortunately the marriage didn?t last as long as it might have. Still, The Shotter?s come a long way for a girl from the Hawke?s Bay.

Now her close connections with the city?s most powerful men and women have landed her a job with the ?Committee for Auckland? over which The Boagan has influence.

And now The Shotter?s signed up her ?committee? to support The Boagan?s plan to take the $2.1 billion in shares off the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) and cancel the annual $335 Christmas bonus it pays to every house, flat and business in Auckland and South Auckland.

They?ve got Kim Campbell?s EMA to back the confiscation and theft as well.

The Boagan, The Shotter, and Campbell want the $2.1 billion in shares to be given to Lyin? Len Brown?s Auckland Council.

The plan is that Lyin? Len would then sell the $2.1 billion in shares that had been stolen from Auckland energy consumers to pay for his trainset.

You are reading this right: The Boagan, Shotter, Committee for Auckland, EMA plan is to confiscate $2.1 billion in privately owned shares, give them to Lyin? Len and then try to get him to sell them, including to the people they stole them from.

National rising star Jami-Lee Ross puts it best: ?Surprised by EMA’s stance on AECT. When was the last time a business lobbyist called for a $2 billion private asset to be nationalised???

So who is The Shotter?s ?Committee for Auckland?

Here?s the truth: it?s mainly a front for Lyin? Len himself. ? Read more »

Christmas Countdown: The Boagan Who Wants To Steal Christmas (and her Ten Dwarfs)

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Whaleoil is launching a new series today. It?s called the Christmas Countdown and we?ll be introducing you to a whole lot of Michelle Boag?s friends this side of Christmas.

It seems like the Boagan has a new client. Is it John Collinge continuing his boring feud with Warren Kyd? Or a construction company like Downer, Hawkins, Fulton Hogan or Fletchers? ? Read more »

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