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Failed country: Since when humans had rights?

Posted by edmundironside on April 23, 2018

S H A M E  O N  Y O U!

Foreword: “We have a [kosher] white supremacist establishment that shame even Donald Trump [NY mafia,] spend billions on an incompetent and unnecessary military, and let a brutal police force [and private security/spy firms] run the country [and commit murder and other heinous crimes] with absolute impunity, but have no clean water [and go blind while waiting for eye care, or die within hours of being released from hospital, while a significant portion of the taxpayers’ money goes toward servicing money-laundering operations, instead of feeding the 325,000 children who live below the poverty line] in New Zealand…” — A Reader

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Unacceptable: Child poverty, housing crisis, incarceration rate, violence, abuse, bullying…

A UN human rights committee is reportedly “shocked” by New Zealand’s record on multiple issues including “child poverty, inadequate housing, the incarceration rate, and violence, abuse and bullying.” [WOW!]

The UN Committee responsible for oversight of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) was appalled even by the fake, watered down, euphemized, and otherwise doctored human rights stats presented to it by NZ officials, when they met in Geneva in March.

“According to the Ministry of Social Development’s Household incomes in New Zealand report 140,000 children – or 13 per cent – were living in households with income of less than 50 per cent of the median, before housing costs, in 2016.”

However, the actual child poverty figures are at least 325,000 or 30 per cent.

About 100,000 New Zealanders are HOMELESS!

For a third of ALL New Zealand children the Kiwi dream of home ownership, stable employment and education is just that – a dream.

For poor children in the developed South Pacific nation of 4.5 million illnesses associated with chronic poverty are common, including developing world rates of rheumatic fever (virtually unknown by doctors in comparable countries such as Canada and the UK), and respiratory illnesses.

Meals are irregular and nutritionally poor, consisting of meat pies, hot chips and 99c white bread. School attendance may be patchy or skipped entirely, and protective clothing and footwear for the harsh New Zealand climate is a luxury.

New Zealand’s most shameful statistic:

  • A third of ALL New Zealand children, [or 325,000,] now live below the poverty line – [70,000 more than two years ago – and over twice as many as did in 1984.]

Unicef’s definition of child poverty in New Zealand: Children living in households who earn less than 60% of the median national income – NZ$28,000 a year, or NZ$550 a week. [This definition has since been downgraded to 50% of the median national income by government to make the stats look improved.]

  • Cost of renting a garage in Auckland to live in:  search the net!

[Rent in New Zealand is 26.04% higher than in Sweden – average data for all cities.]

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“Eat shit! 1.66 million flies can’t be wrong!”

Posted by te2ataria on January 31, 2018

Midnight sewage leak pumps excrement into Auckland’s Milford homes

Thanks Mr Mayor!

“A sewage pipe burst in Alma Road at 2am on Sunday, but it was not until about 10am – eight hours later – that Watercare got the leak under control.”
https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/349360/auckland-sewage-spill-one-of-the-worst

Related links:

Child Poverty: Who’s a lying bitch?

Ardern aims to halve child poverty in 10 years

[The bitch could have 100 years, and it would have made nom difference!]
https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/349357/ardern-aims-to-halve-child-poverty-in-10-years

South Island Under Siege

Fires and flooding as storm hits parched South Island

“Parts of Westland are expected to be hit with up to 400mm of rain in 36 hours, while fires have been breaking out in parts of Otago and Southland.”
https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/349346/fires-and-flooding-as-storm-hits-parched-south-island

No water in Southern Christchurch amid scorching heat
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/101027268/southern-christchurch-residents-have-no-water-after-main-burst-during-30c-heat

Drought plagues parts of NZ

State of drought declared for Southland, much of Otago

“There were some kids biking away from school as I was walking down and they were sticking to the tar seal because it’s all melting.”
Off-icials have declared drought for the whole of Southland and parts of Otago including Clutha, Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago. https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/country/349256/kids-sticking-to-the-tar-seal-as-drought-declared

Who’s burning Dunedin?

Massive Fire: Dunedin suburb evacuated

“A massive fire has forced the evacuation of 100 homes in Dunedin, burned buildings, and a timber yard with 2000 tonnes of dry logs has likely been lost.”  https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/349355/dunedin-fire-suburb-evacuated-overnight

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The Final Destination: Latest horrific deaths, injuries… [reported toll only!]

Proudly Killed in New Zealand – Running Road Toll (2018)

BLANKET CENSORSHIP: NO road fatality or serious injury reported by NZ police between January 30 and 31.

Advanced Statistical Analysis:

Road Crash Victims Nos. 76 to 83 have not been identified by police.

  • No of road fatalities reported by police so far this year: 38
  • No of victims statistically resurrected by Ministry of Transport (MoT): 4


Ministry of Resurrection fake road toll. As of this morning (January 31, 2018), only 34 fatalities have been registered. Source of the officially-doctored data: http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

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Murders, Drownings and Other Deaths

Body on train tracks in North Waikato
POOLICE: Circumstances surrounding the death of a woman on train tracks in the north Waikato are not suspicious. [With NZ police, it never is!]
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/101026848/Body-on-train-tracks-in-North-Waikato

Drowning at Tahunanui Beach Nelson
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 – 9:02am -Tasman
“Police were called to reports of a drowning early this morning at Tahunanui Beach. Two people, a man and a woman reportedly got into trouble while swimming at low tide in clothing and they were struggling to the shore.  The man managed to pull the woman out of the water, at around 1.30am but the woman, a 29-year-old, unfortunately died at the scene.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drowning-tahunanui-beach-nelson

UPDATE – Body found on Papamoa Beach
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 – 1:05pm   [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
“The body found on Papamoa Beach this morning was that of a 57-year-old man. There were no suspicious circumstances and the death has been referred to the Coroner.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-found-papamoa-beach

Faces of Innocence
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/faces-of-innocents/99317527/faces-of-innocents-12-added-to-child-victim-toll

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Salvation Army’s 2017 State of the Nation Report: SNAFU

Posted by te2ataria on February 9, 2017

NO road fatality report allowed so far today!

Sent by a reader

Hundreds of  thousands of  New Zealand children live in income poverty

Child Poverty: Number of children living below poverty line (50% of median income after housing costs): Hundreds of thousands (Exact no. not available! )

Criminal Nation:

  • Total charges prosecuted against adults (excl. traffic offences): Hundreds of thousands.
  • Number of unique victims of physical & sexual assaults: Tens of thousands.
  • Number of adults convicted of a criminal offence: 64,616
  • Number of unique victims of physical & sexual assaults: Tens of thousands, possibly many many more.
  • New Zealand’s prison population reached a record 9,851 and is set to exceed 10.000 this year.
  • The average cost (adjusted for inflation) of keeping a prisoner in prison has risen from $86,700 in 2010/11, to $91,000 in 2014/15, and in 2015/16 to $92,800.

Gambling  Nation: Per-capita spending on gambling rose 3% during 2016 to $623 for every adult. In 2010, it was slightly higher at $638 per adult. [The no. of homes that can be burgled  is finite! —Moderator.]

Alcoholic Nation: 19.3% of the adult population were assessed as drinking hazardously in 2015/16, which is 4.4% higher than in 2011/12.

Bankrupt Nation:  Average household debt rose 6.7% during 2015/16 to $144,400, while total household debt reached a record, equalling 96% of GDP (NZ$255bn).

Housing Availability: Almost 10,000 consents for new dwellings were issued in Auckland during 2015/16—the highest in 11 years. At the same time, the region’s population grew by 45,000 people, further adding to its housing shortage, which is estimated at more than 18,000 houses over the past five years.

Benefits and Pensions: The number of people receiving working-age benefits declined by just over 4,000 to 297,000, while the number of people being paid a retirement pension rose by 26,000.

Number of food parcels provided by The Salvation Army: 54,000 (2014), 55,200 (2015), 56,000 (2016).

Illicit Drugs: Convictions for illicit drug offences rose for the first time in seven years by 5.5% to 9,886. This is still 28% fewer than five years previously. [Speaks volume for police complicity?]

Off The Track is the 10th State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit.

How accurate is the data provided by the Salvation Army?
“Auckland’s housing bubble continued to grow during 2016, with the median house price jumping 12% to almost $854,000,” says the report.

However, the average value of an Auckland home passed the $1 million mark in early September 2016. Quotable Value’s monthly house price index for Auckland in August hit $1,013,632 – up from July’s figure of $992,000.

Other News in Drips…

Name Release – Waikato River Drowning

The drowning victim in Waikato River near Aratiatia Dam/Aratiatia Rapids, north of Taupo on Monday 6 February was 21-year-old Rachael Louise De Jong, who was an Auckland university student . http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-waikato-river-drowning

RIP. Rachael Louise De Jong, 21, killed by drowning while swimming with friends in the Aratiatia Dam area of the Waikato River. Mercury Energy and the authorities responsible for the river could have prevented her death, we believe.

 

 

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To whose advantage would a sociopath, insensitive multimillionaire eradicate child poverty?

Posted by te2ataria on October 4, 2016

Sent by a reader in Sewage City [aka, “Wellington”]

PM on measuring and targeting child poverty: “watch my lips!”

[To eliminate poverty, you must redistribute wealth evenly across the “nation.” Do you honestly see the Mammon-worshiping Key, one of the embodiments of Satan in New Zealand, parting with his ill-gotten wealth anytime soon?  –Moderator]

John key has refused to measure and target child poverty, “preferring a model that focuses on particular issues affecting at-risk children, such as rheumatic fever.”

So, a child cannot be said to be living in poverty, unless he is afflicted with rheumatic fever?

NZ PM compares stats on kids in poverty to counting rats!

“it’s more binary in terms of whether there’s a rat, a stoat or a possum there or whether there isn’t because you can understand that”, said the self-declared “smiling assassin.”

Child Poverty in New Zealand

UNICEF: About 305,000 New Zealand children spend their childhoods living in poverty.

[Moderators Notes:
NZ population: 4.72 million.
Age structure changes in year ended 30 June 2016: Children (aged 0–14 years) were 19.6 percent (921,500) of the population at 30 June 2016, according to Statesticals NZ. That makes very nearly 1 in every 3 kids living in poverty.]

New Zealand has the highest rates of inequality among the OECD countries. In 2015, the top 10% of households owned 60% of total wealth, while the bottom 40% held just 3%. European people’s individual net worth was $114,000; Asian people’s $33,000; Māori people’s $23,000; and Pacific people’s individual net worth at under $12,000.

We have about 305,000 children living in poverty and half of them go without basic needs, according to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. Three out of five children living in poverty, that’s over 183,000 children, are living in “persistent poverty” and will live that way for many years.

Bottom Line?

The shameless assassin, sociopath Key will not set a target to fight child poverty in New Zealand.

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Frigging cop goes to court to keep ‘licensce to kill’

Posted by te2ataria on October 3, 2016

Sent by a reader in NZ’s ‘Crime Capital’

Rotorua area commander Inspector Horne sticks to his guns: The right to use police car as a lethal weapon!

A senior police officer accused of being in a driving incident in his police car could lose his licence, and possibly his job,  if he fails to overturn his latest driving infringement notice.

Rotorua area commander Inspector Bruce Horne has reportedly filed a suit to fight his own police force in court, forcing Commissioner Mike Bush to stand him down from “duties.”

In this backward country, we call it freedom  of information

Bush refused an interview. And Horne would say only that it was not related to speeding and he still carried a full licence. “It’s an issue between me and some other people and is not public information. I have nothing more to add,” he said on Saturday.

Police have been very reticent to disclose details of the June incident.  They refuse to say when it happened, where it happened, what type of driving offence he was accused of, or what other people were involved.

Horne is a hands-on type of guy. In April 2013, he was beaten in the car park of a  Wellington supermarket “while five staff and a security guard looked on and smiled.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84861448/police-inspector-bruce-horne-in-trouble-over-crash-that-could-cost-him-his-driving-licence–or-worse

Frigging Prime Minister: It’s easier to count rodents than kids in poverty
“… putting a number on how many children are living in poverty is admitting there’s a problem, or even worse, a crisis.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/84914813/prime-minister-john-key-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-child-poverty-debate

Another rugby player in a coma after match
West Coast rugby player Brogan Watt, 23, remains in a coma after undergoing emergency brain surgery after losing to Poverty Bay in Greymouth on Saturday.

He is the umpteenth NZ pro to receive fatal/near fatal injuries while playing violent sports in recent months.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/84922474/west-coast-forward-brogan-watt-has-emergency-brain-surgery-after-match

Name release, Wallacetown fatal crash
The man who was killed in a crash in Wallacetown on Wednesday 28th of September was 21-year-old Mark Algodon, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-wallacetown-fatal

Another fatal quad bike crash at farm in Ashburton
Canterbury

Johnathan Madera, 50, was killed instantly when the quad bike he was driving crashed into a fence at a farm on Blackford Road, Mount Hutt, in Ashburton.

The crash occurred at around 6am, on Sunday 25 September 2016. However, police took eight days before reporting the incident and [presumably] informing Work[Un]Safe NZ. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-quad-bike-crash-farm-ashburton

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One-third of all New Zealand children live below the poverty line

Posted by te2ataria on August 30, 2016

Sent by reader in Sewage City [aka, “Wellington”]

About 100,000 New Zealanders are HOMELESS

“We have normalised child poverty as a society – that a certain level of need in a certain part of the population is somehow OK,” says Vivien Maidaborn, executive director of Unicef New Zealand.

“The empathy Kiwis are famous for has hardened. Over the last 20 years we have increasingly blamed the people needing help for the problem.

“If you can’t afford your children to have breakfast, you’re a bad budgeter. If you aren’t working you’re lazy. But our subconscious beliefs about some people ‘deserving’ poverty because of poor life choices no longer apply in today’s environment. We have to ask ourselves as a society, are we really prepared to let our children grow up this way?”

For a third of New Zealand children the Kiwi dream of home ownership, stable employment and education is just that – a dream.

For poor children in the developed South Pacific nation of 4.5 million illnesses associated with chronic poverty are common, including developing world rates of rheumatic fever (virtually unknown by doctors in comparable countries such as Canada and the UK), and respiratory illnesses.

Meals are irregular and nutritionally poor, consisting of meat pies, hot chips and 99c white bread. School attendance may be patchy or skipped entirely, and protective clothing and footwear for the harsh New Zealand climate is a luxury.

New Zealand’s most shameful statistic:

  • A third of ALL New Zealand children, or 300,000, now live below the poverty line – 45,000 more than a year ago – and twice as many as did in 1984.

Unicef’s definition of child poverty in New Zealand: Children living in households who earn less than 60% of the median national income – NZ$28,000 a year, or NZ$550 a week.

  • Cost of renting a garage in Auckland to live in:  search the net!

[Rent in New Zealand is 26.04% higher than in Sweden – average data for all cities.]

Quotes by Poverty Experts:

  • “If the homeless population were a hundred people, 70 are staying with extended family or friends in severely crowded houses, 20 are in a motel, boarding house or camping ground, and 10 are living on the street, in cars, or in other improvised dwellings,” said University of Otago researcher Dr Kate Amore.
  • “It is interesting the world believes New Zealand to be an ideal country. But it’s more interesting that we also believe that myth about ourselves.” says Hirini Kaa, an academic on the management committee for Child Poverty Action Group, and an Anglican pastor.
  • “Poor children in New Zealand don’t fully participate in life, they miss out on so many things that make life rich and meaningful. Like music, like sport, like a full education, like the expectation that they will grow up and find a job. The momentum in these young lives becomes about survival, nothing else,” says Linda Murphy, a social worker with the Auckland City Mission.
  • “The consistent message from the government is that work is the route out of poverty, even though around 37% of children in poverty have two parents with two incomes. The government is doing as little as they can get away with … the most significant action they’ve taken is increasing the benefit by about $25 a week for beneficiaries with kids. That’s it – that’s the biggest thing they’ve done,” says associate professor Michael Anthony O’Brien from the school of social work at Auckland University.
  •  “We have to stop blaming the poor for being poor. The myth that these families are somehow inherently dysfunctional and they can’t look after their kids. That is not true. That children are failing because their families are bad. It is not true. The state is abusive, the welfare system is abusive, and after decades of this many people can’t cope,” says Darrin Hodgetts, a professor of societal psychology at Massey University and an expert on poverty in New Zealand, adding that the government’s stance that jobs would lead poor families out of poverty was nothing more than propaganda.

Figures published by the shameful government:

NZ Population: 4,710,404 [As at Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 at 05:11:54 p.m.| Pop clock

New Zealand’s population is estimated to increase by one person every 5 minutes and 2 seconds. This is based on the estimated resident population at 30 June 2016 and the following forecasts:

  • One birth every 9 minutes
  • One death every 15 minutes

Plus

  • A net migration gain of one resident every 6 minutes and 29 seconds.

 

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Homeless crisis: One in 100 Kiwis homeless, and counting

Posted by te2ataria on June 3, 2016

Homelessness in New Zealand skyrocketing: Study

At least one in every 100 Kiwis were homeless in 2013.

The “severely housing deprived” had accelerated from 2006 to 2013, says a study by University of Otago, Wellington.

At least one in every 100 Kiwis were homeless in 2013, this included those living with family and friends.

This figure had increased from 2006 data which showed one in every 120 people were homeless, while in 2001, this was at one in 130 people.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80719962/One-in-100-Kiwis-homeless-new-study-shows-numbers-quickly-rising

Even the manipulated stats are grim:

According to rounded census numbers, in 2001 there were 28,649 people out of total population of 3,744,534 that were homeless (one person out of 130). In 2006 that grew to 33,295 out of 4,059,876 (one in 121) and in 2013 it accelerated to 41,705 out of 4,254,594 (one in 102).

“If the homeless population were a hundred people, 70 are staying with extended family or friends in severely crowded houses, 20 are in a motel, boarding house or camping ground, and 10 are living on the street, in cars, or in other improvised dwellings,” said University researcher Dr Kate Amore.

“They all urgently need affordable housing.”

The number of people in “severe housing deprivation” in 2013 was one in 100, up more than 60 percent in 12 years. Assuming the trend has continued [in fact the trend has accelerated,] there could now be nearly 50,000 Kiwis homeless. http://www.newshub.co.nz/

Meanwhile, Chinese investors are allowed to push up price of the average house in Queentown to  NZ$955,793.

The Homeless Crisis

Corrupt John Key caught lying through his backside again

“Prime Minister John Key’s has said the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) had teamed up with the Salvation Army with homeless people, something the Salvation Army denies.”   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80725620/salvation-army-msd-homeless-visits-didnt-happen-and-the-pms-wrong

I can’t guarantee housing for homeless: Social Housing Minister

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says there’s no guarantee that homeless families would get a roof over their heads after contacting Work and Income.

Her comments come after Prime Minister John Key said Kiwis living out of cars and garages should contact the welfare agency where they would receive support.

Bennett said Work and Income would try their best to help, but it depended on what support was available.

“Look, I can’t guarantee that,” she said on RNZhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80719962/One-in-100-Kiwis-homeless-new-study-shows-numbers-quickly-rising

Manurewa Marae opens its doors to South Auckland’s homeless

While the government are failing the people, Manurewa Marae and other marae ared providing people with food and shelter.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/80730020/Manurewa-Marae-opens-its-doors-to-South-Aucklands-homeless

Abject Poverty/ Child Poverty in NZ

Nelson boy came to school shoeless and limping, Child Poverty Action Group told  http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/80649213/Nelson-boy-came-to-school-shoeless-and-limping-Child-Poverty-Action-Group-told

At least 27% of all NZ children live below the poverty line [2012 figures]
“Around 285,000 of our children (27% of all children) live below the 60% income line after housing costs, (the poverty line used by the Ministry of Social Development). Many of these children have their lifelong health and education compromised so poverty effects can persist through generations. For 3 out of 5 of those children, poverty persists over at least seven years – for most of their early formative years. Evidence shows that the longer the period on low income, the greater the harm.”  http://www.cpag.org.nz/resources-publications/our-children-our-choice-priorities-for-policy-7/part-one-child-health/

Police Pursuits Ending in Deaths, Serious Injuries…

Yet another life-endangering police pursuit ends in a crash…         http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11650274

Selling Out the Country to the Chinese

‘Peters: Silver Fern Farm shareholders duped into thinking company needed Chinese buy-in’

Winston Peters is on the warpath, trying to stop what he has said is a takeover of our biggest meat exporter Silver Fern Farms by the Chinese.

The New Zealand First leader said shareholder farmers were told the company would go belly up without buy-in by the Chinese, and voted in favour of it.

Mr Peters said Shanghai Maling was in fact much more in debt than the New Zealand company.

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/peters-silver-fern-farm-shareholders-duped-into-thinking-company-needed-chinese-buy-in/

Kiwi Courts [we don’t have kangaroos in NZ!]

Driver that killed motorcyclist sentenced to… wait for it…

Singaporean man Wei Kiong Lew (30) was given four months home detention, 200 hours community work, and told to pay reparation of $27,000 after a crash that killed motorcyclist Craig Alan Chambers (39) last year. The sentence was handed down by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court who “gave Lew a 50% sentence discount for an early guilty plea, and community work he had already undertaken voluntarily”. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11650274

News of One Road Fatality Leaked Today!

One killed in serious crash near Dunedin
One person has been killed and another is critically injured after a four car crash near Hawkesbury Village, near Karitane, north of Dunedin.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11650288    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80745545/One-person-dead-and-two-critically-injured-in-South-Island-car-crashes

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth about the daily road carnage hurts New Zealand’s $10 billion tourism industry…

Today is DAY 169 of the latest NZ TOURISTS or truth? (police censorship of road fatalities) campaign

  • Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 381 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru: 141

How do they do it?

Police manipulate the road toll by censoring reports of fatal crashes, while the Ministry of Transport simply delete the unwanted road fatalities, even from their own published records.

nz road toll as doctored by police 3jun16

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

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Two out of five impoverished kiwi kids live in working families

Posted by te2ataria on December 9, 2013

For each kiwi child in poverty, NZ Govt spends $20,000 on the military [to stop Ottoman Empire advancing on Otago!]

Increasingly, many more children living in crammed homes are ending up in hospital, according to a new report.

“I see these poor preschool children in crowded homes that are cold and damp coming in with skin infections. They are filling our wards,” Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills, a Hawke’s Bay paediatrician, said.

“The report, called the Child Poverty Monitor, was commissioned by Dr Wills after the Government rejected calls to start a comprehensive measure of child poverty, according to a report.

STATE OF CHILD POVERTY

  • 265,000 children live in poverty, defined by income.
  • 1 in 3 Maori and Pacific children live in poverty.
  • 1 in 7 European children live in poverty.
  • 1 in 6 struggle to afford basic necessities such as healthcare and clothing.
  • 1 in 10 suffer from severe poverty, lacking basic necessities and adequate income.
  • 3 out of 5 will be living in poverty for much of their childhood.
  • 2 out of 5 impoverished kids living in working families.
  • 51 per cent are from sole parent families.
  • 60 per cent are from beneficiary families.

In Mr Key’s New Zealand …

How do they do it?

NZ PM  Key and his corrupt government spend massive sums of money commissioning FAKE feel-good polls/reports.

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Wealth Gap in New Zealand at All-Time High

Posted by te2ataria on August 24, 2012

One quarter of NZ children living in Poverty

‘One quarter of all New Zealand children are growing up in poverty. That’s about 270,000 kids.’ Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand said.

WELLINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — A government report Thursday showed the wealth gap between New Zealand’s richest and poorest people was at its greatest ever.

The Ministry of Social Development report on household incomes came a day after the government statistics agency showed a continued exodus of more than 1,000 New Zealanders every week leaving for Australia, where pay and living standards are higher.

The report said that inequality had decreased significantly from 2009 to 2010, before rising in 2011 “to its highest level ever.”

The volatility reflected the impact of the global financial crisis and the report’s authors were “not sure where it will settle.”

New Zealand ranked “a little above the median similar to Australia, Japan and Canada” on the inequality scale of the OECD ( Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) group of developed countries, but the most recent figures from the OECD were from 2009, said the report.

Opposition political parties and trade unions were quick to criticize the economic policies of the center-right National Party- led coalition, which came to power in 2008 and was re-elected last year.

“Between 2010 and 2011 the average income for workers fell 3 percent in real terms, and the gap between rich and poor has never been wider in New Zealand’s history,” said leader of the main opposition Labor Party David Shearer.

“And what’s even worse, the number of children living in hardship has increased from 15 percent in 2007 to 21 percent last year,” Shearer said in a statement.

Branding the figures a disgrace, he said the report exposed the government economic failure for all to see.

With middle incomes falling and only the wealthiest seeing their incomes rise, the report proved that the average family was financially worse off under the National Party-led government, said Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

“Middle New Zealand is being ground down by government policy, with their incomes falling by 3 percent, while tax cuts for the well-off have seen those at the top do better,” Norman said in a statement.

The Council of Trade Unions said the government was actively creating a class of working poor.

“This government is presiding over record inequality. Rather than addressing the problem, it’s only making things worse with unfair tax changes and unfair employment law changes,” CTU president Helen Kelly said in a statement.

The report was released the same day Australian Member of Parliament Kelvin Thompson suggested a quota of 30,000 to 40,000 New Zealanders allowed to migrate to Australia each year.

The net loss of New Zealand migrants to Australia in the year ending July was 39,800, equal to the highest ever net loss recorded in both the April 2012 and June 2012 years, Statistics New Zealand announced Wednesday.

The figure resulted from a record 53,900 departures to Australia, offset by 14,000 arrivals from Australia and most migrants in both directions were New Zealand citizens.

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Other People’s Money

Posted by te2ataria on July 1, 2012

The contrast couldn’t be more stark!

Every winter one Family has to take their children to hospital because they become sick from the cold, while another family fly their children to Hawaii to keep them healthy!


Taleni Nouata with her partner Pio Lafo and son TJ Lafo (2) outside their state house in Papakura. “Every winter, Taleni Lafo has to take her two young children to hospital.” Photo: Natalie Slade – NZHerald


John Key, the millionaire PM of New Zealand, stands in front of his palatial home in St Stevens Ave, Parnell, Auckland, reportedly worth $9 million. As John Key’s estimated wealth reaches $80 to $100 million  mark, at least one in six New Zealanders, both Maori and Europeans, live in poverty. Photo: Geoff Dale. Image may be subject to copyright


 Mr Key relaxing in his pool after a hard day’s work.
Photographer  Simon Young – From Metro Issue 286, April 2005. The image may be subject to copyright.


“Success Court” at Omaha Beach (north of Auckland) – John Key’s NZ weekend getaway home is priced about NZ$3 million. Photo credit: Chris Gorman.
Correction : Refer to http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11179945

John Key also owns a multimillion dollar villa in Ho’olei, Maui, Hawaii, where he takes his family when NZ gets too cold!!

“From the wide, shady “lanai” deck of John Key’s $5.6 million Maui holiday home, the view of the Pacific Ocean and Wailea Beach is sweeping. [The villa is located in] the gated community of Ho’olei, part of the Wailea Beach development on the southern side of Maui – 600ha of world-class resorts, 2000 condominiums and 500 private homes, three championship golf courses, a dozen world class restaurants, countless pools, several luxury spas and the 12-court Wailea Tennis Club,” according to a report.

“The website describes [John Key’s Villa] as featuring ‘spacious two-storey town homes with finely-appointed interiors, private elevators, and attached garages, marrying the virtues of a free-standing residence with the convenience of condominium living. Ho’olei has broad, west-facing ocean views and is surrounded on three sides by the Wailea Blue Golf Course’. Key’s apartment overlooks the golf-course. Price? A reported US$3.25 million [currently believed to be worth about US$6.8 million as of correction, dated 19 December 2015.]”


Wailea Blue Course. Wailea’s Blue is a true Hawaiian classic, and akin to the perfect hostess. Her picturesque fairways guide guests on a relaxing jaunt through the heart of resort, offering inviting views of Maui’s neighboring islands and its 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Credit: WBC.

Mr Key also owns an apartment in London, which is worth at least UKP 10 million. More…

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Congratulations Mr Key!

Posted by te2ataria on August 14, 2011

YOU HAVE DONE MORE HARM TO THIS COUNTRY THAN ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL SINCE JAMES COOK

[At least] One in four NZ kid lives in poverty: Report


John Key, seen swimming in his multi-million dollar mansion’s pool (Parnell, Auckland) has an estimated wealth of at least NZ$50million  [that’s his declared wealth; his total booty may be 3 times as much as that.] But where did he get all that money? How much more work did he do than does the average kiwi to amass so much money? 
Photo credit:  Simon Young-from metro issue 286, April 2005.

New Zealand has the highest teenage pregnancy and the worst suicide rate—twice the OECD 30-country average.

“New Zealand currently spends US$14,600 ($17,500) per child whilst, in comparison, Scandinavian countries spend US$50,000 per child under six. Other countries, like the Netherlands, spend less but have better outcomes. The stark reality is that poor outcomes for children are costing New Zealand $6 billion per year in areas such as health, welfare services, crime and justice.” Unicef New Zealand spokesman said.

“[At least] 270,000 New Zealand children live in poverty – that’s one in four. These are not nameless, faceless kids; they are our kids, and they deserve better,” Mrs Turei said.

[NOTE: The true figure is more than 300,000 kids! Blog Moderator ]

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The holiday home. NZ PM John Key showing off his $3.3 million villa in 43 Success Court, Omaha (near Auckland). He also own a $5.6 million townhouse on Ho’olei, the southern side of Maui Island, Hawaii. Photo credit: Chris Gorman

Mr Key’s apartment in London was worth at least UKP 10 million, as of posting. More…

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