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Corrupt government + greedy investors = Fuck the homeless [students]

Posted by te2ataria on March 17, 2017

Heavily Censored Road Fatality Reports

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“Couple resort to sleeping in library as capital’s rent crisis deepens”

What does a rigged economy look like???

“A graduate student spent a night sheltering in Victoria University’s library with her partner, amid reports of students couch-surfing, sleeping on floors and living in tents while they struggle to find homes.

“Georgia Irvine’s situation became so dire she considered quitting her job and moving out of the city – even writing her resignation letter on the morning when an flat offer finally came.”

“When there’s students [reportedly] living in tents you don’t need any more indication that there’s a rental crisis in the city,” said the president of Students’ Association at Victoria University of Wellington.

“The fact that the prime minister is saying it’s a ‘problem of success’ – that’s just ridiculous, because it may be that we are successful but how are you supposed to get students into the city to study when they have nowhere to live?” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/90374040/couple-resort-to-sleeping-in-library-as-capitals-rent-crisis-deepens

 Ministry of Transport Continues to Resurrect the Road Dead

For at least the seventh time this year, the Ministry of Transport in Orwellian New Zealand (Minitru) has omitted road fatalities from its daily report.

At least three of an unknown number of Wednesday’s road fatalities were reported by police on March 15; however, two of the dead have since been statistically resurrected by Minitru:

1. Fatal crash in Hawke’s Bay
One person was killed violently after the car he was driving was struck by a truck in Clive, Hawke’s Bay.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-hawkes-bay-0

2. Fatal crash in Pukaki
“Police can confirm one of the two cyclists involved in a serious crash with a truck on Tekapo-Twizel Road this morning has died. “The second cyclist has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with critical injuries. The crash happened at about 6.20am this morning, near the Mount Cook turnoff in Pukaki.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-pukaki-now-fatal

3. Fatal crash on SH2 / SH58 intersection, Lower Hutt, Wellington
A person was killed in a crash between a car and a truck at the intersection of State Highways 2 and 58, Lower Hutt this morning.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-sh2-sh58-crash-lower-hutt

Images sourced from http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

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‘Fart Factory’ property values jump 28 per cent

Posted by te2ataria on December 1, 2016

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Scandalous government policies, immigration, foreign investors, tax incentives…, continue to inflate the housing market amid worsening homeless crisis

Rising values in Rotorua property market saw a whopping 27.7 per cent jump since last year.

The average current value for a house in Rotorua was $372,849, according to the QV House Price Index for November, released earlier today.

Nationwide, residential property values for November increased, yet again, by 12.4 per cent over the past year, to $624,675.

Compare:

New Zealand (Nationwide) average property value: $622,309 (2016), up from $552,345 (2015), a jump 0f 12.7%  [October 2016]

NZ (Main Urban Areas) average property value: $747,507 (2016), up from $664,096 (2015),  a jump of 12.6%

Auckland Area: $1,045,207 (2016), $918,153 (2015), a jump of 13.8%
https://www.qv.co.nz/property-trends/residential-house-values

US Property Values
The median home value in the United States is US$191,200. United States home values rose by 6.2% over the past year. The median rent price in the United States is US$1,550.

  • The median home value in Los Angeles is US$597,100. Los Angeles home values have gone up 8.2% over the past year.
  • The median home value in New York is US$614,200. http://www.zillow.com/home-values/

Does Rotorua really smell foul?

[Re: Does Rotorua smell bad?  “Yes, the place does stink – imagine you and several friends have eaten eggs, and all farted most thoroughly. It’s like that.”  posted by a reader at https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g255111-i1219-k7735115-Does_Rotorua_smell_bad-Rotorua_Rotorua_District_Bay_of_Plenty_Region_North_Island.html%5D

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Auckland: “The Place Desired by Many” Desperados

Posted by te2ataria on November 12, 2016

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Capital for Murder, Rape, Abduction, Drug, Suicide, Homelessness… [aka, “Auckland”] -Edited by DH

Auckland Council spends $500,000 to whitewash the murder capital’s image

Auckland City Councillors have spent half a million dollar of taxpayers money on a pathetic slogan to whitewash Auckland’s heavily tarnished reputation as the “murder capital” of New Zealand, a city overrun by the Triads, the Chinese transnational organized crime organizations, and gangsters from more than a dozen other countries.

POLLUTION CITY: Auckland’s air quality is poor and regularly exceeds national environmental standards. Credit: Fairfax Media

“The advertising company, branding company and 115 councillors should be sacked. We do not need to spend any money on a slogan…” said an Aucklander.

This is a “the slogan desired by no one,” said another Aucklander, who works as an advertising executive.

“I can honestly say I would be massively embarrassed to present an invoice of that magnitude to a client after submitting a slogan as amateurish and uninspiring as ‘The Place Desired by Many’.

“The cost is extortionate and the work submitted is pathetic.”

Desirability Ranking

What will it take to have the ‘Pollution City’ rated as ‘8th most liveable city’ by scam artists like the Economist Intelligence Unit?

Auckland had New Zealand’s worst air pollution, which is at levels nearly double that of Sydney,  according to World Health Organisation’s data released in 2011, and it has worsened since.

[Note: The Economist Intelligence Unit belongs to the Economist Group, which is owned by the world’s most powerful mafia families: Rothschild, Cadbury, Schroder, Agnelli and others… most of whom have massive investments in Auckland.]

[“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it…” –Joseph Goebbels ]

“New York, London, Paris and Tokyo are all prestigious hubs with a wealth of recreational activity, but all suffer from high level of crime, congestion and public transport problems than are deemed comfortable,” said the dodgy report.

The fact that 12 times more murders (per capita) committed  in Auckland than in Tokyo, did not seem to bother the report authors.

The final option for the failed Chinese?
Instead of seeing a balanced ethnic mix, Auckland started to acquire an unwholesomely Chinese flavour: Chinese state agent.

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What’s the best thing that could happen to Auckland?

Posted by te2ataria on October 15, 2016

Edited by Moderator K.

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Homeless Capital

About 40 percent of houses sold in Auckland were bought by people who own multiple properties

Over the last 12 months, people with two or more homes have bought 9,470 additional houses, or 39.2 per cent of all houses sold in New Zealand’s homeless capital, Auckland, according to a report.

Greedy Investors Blame Capitalism for Homelessness in NZ

The greed to make more money from the unfortunate who live in rental properties, meanwhile, is pushing up rental prices, forcing hundreds of families out onto the streets.

Civil engineer Gary Lin, 33, owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. Photo / File
Civil engineer Gary Lin, 33, owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald

Gary Lin, a 33-year-old civil engineer owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. He is grateful to the government for the favourable tax treatment, the negative gearing, which allows landlords to claim a tax break on rental losses.

“I understand people might be bitter,” Lin said about his large property portfolio. “The thing is that we live in a capitalist world … and there’s nothing illegal about it.”

Clearly, Mr Lin and other greedy investors like him, who prey on the less fortunate, cannot comprehend that forcing families out onto the street is highly immoral and socially unsustainable, despite the vacuum in the legal system permitting this level of exploitation, which has also resulted in a worsening corruption within the government.

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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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Who said zombies could complain about daughter’s rape?

Posted by te2ataria on July 22, 2016

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“Parents outraged at police’s handling of 16-year-old daughter’s rape complaint”

The outraged parents of a Nelson schoolgirl who was raped in a public park have demanded to know why police didn’t warn the public or appeal for information to help identify the rapist.

The 16-year-old was “choked, knocked unconscious and raped near a walkway at Saxton Field, Stoke, as she walked home from work about 9pm on Saturday, June 18”, her parents said.

“Police this week confirmed a detective has been investigating since June 20, but had no answers for why the public wasn’t told about the reported crime at the time,” according to a report.

“There should have been a media release done at some stage,” Defective Senior Sergeant Wayne McCoy said. “I’m surprised no one mentioned it.”

The rape victim’s parents are outraged because police never warned the public of the violent crime in a public park and that a sexual predator was still at large.

“They said police had failed to seek information from possible witnesses that might have helped the investigation and feared the offender could strike again.”

“I just wish they had done their job. I wish they had made the public aware so they could have been on the lookout for some creep.”

The father, an inactive gang member, said he had had a history of clashing with police, but that should have no bearing on how police handled his daughter’s rape complaint. “We feel a certain prejudice towards our family.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/82130974/parents-outraged-at-polices-handling-of-16yearold-daughters-rape-complaint

[It makes you wonder how involved the police were in plotting and carrying out the rape. Moderator N.]

“Sex tourist” Paul Herrick raped children at home to save travel money?

In the 1980s, aged in his 30s, he decided it was safer and cheaper for him to rape children in New Zealand than to travel abroad for sex tourism. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/82371289/paul-herrick-imprisoned-for-sexual-offending-against-children-he-taught

Other News in Drips…

More Kiwis with severe social housing needs join the Social Housing Register

However, the Social Housing Register was just an “administrative figure”, said Salvation Army analyst Alan Johnson.

“MSD has manipulated access to that list, or to the application process in order to manage numbers down,” he said. “It’s only applications that get through their vetting system, it’s not necessarily all expressions of interest or need.”  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/82372454/Number-of-Kiwis-with-severe-social-housing-needs-rises-on-Social-Housing-Register

Victim of fatal Gisborne crash named as Charlotte Harata Kiriwera

Charlotte Harata Kiriwera, 43, was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 north of Gisborne on Friday morning. Another woman, aged 41, was thrown from the vehicle, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Woman critical after south Auckland bus crash
A critically injured woman was trapped in her car after it collided with a bus in Wiri, south Auckland. Firefighters used the ‘jaws of life’ to extract her before she was taken to hospital.

Ministry of Transport (Minitru) manager accused of stealing about $1 million
Joanne Harrison, a senior manager at the Ministry of Transport, was sacked last week for allegedly stealing about one million dollars of taxpayers’ money. She’s left New Zealand since, possibly for Canada, after being accused of stealing money through false contracting arrangements.

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth about the daily road carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.

[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand: Total investment in NZ$322.3 billion, according to the a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]

Thus, The NZ TOURISTS or truth? Campaign (police censorship of road fatalities) continues…

Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 510 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of July 22: Only 185

 

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Government from HELL

Posted by te2ataria on July 16, 2016

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Government to Christchurch homeless: “Go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut!”

Government sells empty homes while telling Christchurch homeless to “go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut”.

Our government is selling Temporary housing set up at Kaiapoi for families displaced by the Canterbury earthquakes, while 403 families remain on the waiting list for emergency housing in Christchurch,  according to Labour Party housing spokesman Phil Twyford.

The “obvious thing to do” was use the homes as emergency housing, Twyford said.

Homelessness charities hit out at 200,000 housing vacancies in Ireland

“The first results from the 2016 Census show that there are 259,562 vacant dwellings in the country. Discounting the 61,204 that are categorised as holiday homes, there are still enough properties to house all those who are homeless and on housing waiting lists.”

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Could the average Aucklander ever afford an average house in Auckland?

 

 

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Plagued by a corrupt system that doesn’t protect you against poverty, the super rich, foreign investors, drink drivers…

Posted by te2ataria on June 20, 2016

Sent by a reader in “Homeless City”

Homeless  Crisis: Families living in cars, garages, and under a loading dock

In his Rotorua Daily Post column this week, Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell said there were families living in cars and garages, or living with friends and other families in crowded conditions, because they were unable to secure housing.

“The issue of homelessness has always been around, however there is now a huge shortage across the Bay of decent housing,” he said.

“There is a struggle for single people, small families and big families as well, there’s just not enough housing in Rotorua. We have to do a lot of emergency accommodation and hope and pray that we find people places,” says Social worker Liz Tai.
http://nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11658715

A country plagued by poverty
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/81204284/we-must-do-more-to-tackle-poverty

Deadly Police Chase/ Police Brutality

Yet another driver in critical condition after police chase
A man is in a critical condition fighting for his life in hospital after a crash with a police car during a chase in Whangarei.

Police say he turned into the path of the pursuing police car and was thrown from the vehicle on Otaika Road early on Monday morning. [NZ Wire report.]

Teacher Grooms Student for Sex

Canterbury teacher Mark Robert Ashby struck off for grooming 14-year-old girl
Christchurch man Mark Robert Ashby, 27, has been struck off the teachers’ register.

Killed on the Roads

Family of crash victim Philip Eden angry he may have been killed by a drink driver
Cyclist Philip Eden had visited his elderly mother, something he did three times a week, when driver Mark Vincent Green caused the crash that killed him in north Christchurch on Friday.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/81248795/Family-of-crash-victim-Philip-Eden-angry-he-may-have-been-killed-by-a-drink-driver
Murder

Child Abuse

Child killed in New Zealand every five weeks
And that’s just the official records!!
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/abuse-rates-rising-child-killed-in-new-zealand-every-five-weeks

Murder [NO Mystery]

Two in court following weekend murder
A man, 21, and a youth, 16, have been declined bail after allegedly attacking a man who died at the weekend in Murder City [Auckland.]
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11659935

Bodies Found

Body found on edge of Waikato River
The body found on the edge of the Waikato River yesterday was that of Hamilton man William Rex Sims. Mr Sims was reported missing last week.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11659987

Killed by Drowning

Two divers drown at Pourerere Beach in Hawke’s Bay
Roger Nathan, 44, and Raymond Cooper, a 45-year-old truck driver from Whakatu, near Hastings, were named as Pourerere drowning victims. Nathan, a former professional paua diver is believed to have drowned while attempting to retrieve Cooper’s body at Pourerere on Sunday. Cooper’s body was recovered on Sunday, and the police dive squad recovered Nathan’s body on Monday morning.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/81233037/Roger-Nathan-and-Raymond-Cooper-named-as-Pourerere-drowning-victims

Road Fatalities

Two men killed in a crash on Main North Rd near Kainga on Friday
The two men who were killed in a crash in north Christchurch on Friday have been named as Philip Eden of Ohoka and Mark Vincent Green, 57, from Christchurch.  Vincent was driving a Toyota Corolla car and Eden was cycling at the time of the crash. Police say the car crashed into a truck-and-trailer unit causing the truck to hit the cyclist
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/81221449/Two-victims-of-crash-at-Kainga-near-Christchurch-named

Motorcyclist Killed in a crash in Okauia, Waikato
A motorcyclist was  killed inn a crash between a car and motorcycle at Okauia, near Matamata, on Sunday.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/81224602/Motorcyclist-dies-after-crash-in-Okauia-Waikato

Toddler killed by van in carpark named
2-year-old Isaiah Oxley was hit and killed by a van last Friday night at Aranui’s Cowles Stadium.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11659989

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

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

The NZ TOURISTS or truth? Campaign (police censorship of road fatalities) continues…

Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 420 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016

  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of June 10: 154
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of June 20: 160

nz road toll as doctored by police 20jun2016

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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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If it operates like a police state, feels like a police state…

Posted by te2ataria on June 2, 2016

Sent by a reader in ‘Crime City’

Police ordered not to speak to media

Cops are being stopped from talking to media.

Police officers are being stopped from taking media calls.

Southern district police commander Superintendent Mike Pannett made the order in a staff “advisory bulletin” on March 7, an Official Information Act request has revealed.

“If you are contacted by media, especially printed media, please do not make verbal comment on any matters over the phone,” Supt Pannett’s email said.

“Please simply ask that all questions are put in an email and then sent to you. You can give the undertaking that someone [who are trained to lie and spin the issues] will reply to those questions in due course.”  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11649518


Trust me, but don’t ask any questions! E-mail me, instead???

Massey University associate professor of journalism Grant Hannis said important stories were broken through networking and contacts.

“To stage-manage the whole process there would be a real danger that it’s going to lead to bland, non-committal comments that take a long time to get back to reporters and it is an erosion of that basic accountability of authorities to the Fourth Estate.”

On Tuesday, the Otago Daily Times broke news that southern police had been told to remain tight-lipped over the nationality of drivers involved in fatal crashes [to comply with a secret directive issued by the Minister of Tourism, Rt Hon John Key, who is also the National Security and Intelligence Minister and, of course, the Prime Minister.]  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11649518

No Road Fatalities Were Allowed Today, Either!

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

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

Today is DAY 168 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 378 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru: 140

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.

 Other News in Drips…

Chinese Investors Pillaging Queenstown, too!

Chinese investors head south to Queenstown amid NZ house price boom
Property prices are surging in New Zealand vacation hotspot Queenstown as tourism puts the mountainous South Island town on the radar of Chinese investors.

Residential property prices in Queenstown jumped 22 percent in the year to the end of May to an average NZ$875,002 ($593,950), according to government valuer QV on Wednesday.

The rise was nearly twice the national average of 12.4 percent and even steeper than the booming Auckland market, where prices rose 15.4 percent to NZ$955,793.
New Zealand’s house prices are among the fastest rising in the world [despite the abject poverty that plague the nation and the homeless crisis], according to the International Monetary Fund, in large part to an influx of foreign investors and migration.
The lakeside town of less than 20,000 people hosts around 1.3 million international tourists a year, up from 980,000 in 2009, according to its tourism agency. The number of Chinese tourists has grown 867 percent over the past five years.
http://in.reuters.com/article/newzealand-economy-houseprices-chinese-idINL4N18S5K9

‘Mething’ Up New Zealand

Sale of Marlborough Housing New Zealand units pulled after positive meth test
The sale of a Housing New Zealand property in Blenheim has fallen through after a positive methamphetamine test. Two units were being sold together on a Lucas St section when one of the units was found to have traces of the class A drug. [Could all P-heads move to Queenstown, please!!]
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80620631/Sale-of-Marlborough-Housing-New-Zealand-units-pulled-after-positive-meth-test

Police Power

‘Super MP’ Chester Borrows ‘confident’ he can defend any criminal charges

Former police officer and National MP Chester Borrows says he wouldn’t be surprised if he’s charged over allegations he drove into protesters and is confident he’d defend it.

Borrows, MP for Whanganui, is currently being investigated by Crown Law after two women protesting over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) complained to police they had been hit by his car during an incident in Whanganui on March 22.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80582587/mp-chester-borrows-confident-he-can-defend-any-police-charges

Police officer gets permanent name suppression
Frigging Fairy Justice Brendan Brown has upheld the officer’s appeal against a District Court judge’s decision declining name suppression following a trial in February this year, at which the officer was found not guilty on a charge of shooting and seriously injuring a man, who was lying on the ground and complying with police requests.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11649488

The Homeless Crisis

Hoani Waititi Marae under-resourced to tackle homelessness says manager
The Manager of Hoani Waititi Marae Shane White says they are housing a homeless man in their mattress room.
https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/hoani-waititi-marae-under-resourced-tackle-homelessness-says-manager

Funding shortfall forcing Women’s Refuge to turn vulnerable families away
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/funding-shortfall-forcing-womens-refuge-turn-vulnerable-families-away

Two-year-old girl killed by gunshot wound in South Auckland
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-year-old-girl-killed-gunshot-wound-in-south-auckland

Homelessness: ‘The church needs to step up’
A woman setting up a soup kitchen to help feed the homeless is laying down the challenge for more church groups to play their part.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/305318/homelessness-%27the-church-needs-to-step-up%27

Homeless parents feared Government would take their premature baby
A homeless couple who have been sleeping rough with their premature newborn baby feared the Government would take away their baby if they asked for help.
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/homeless-parents-feared-government-would-take-their-premature-baby

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Slavery in New Zealand increasing with more migrants exploited

Posted by te2ataria on June 1, 2016

Tip of the Iceberg: New Zealand has an estimated 800 people living in modern day slavery —survey

New Zealand has an estimated 800 people living in modern day slavery, an international slavery survey says.

The 2016 Global Slavery Index examines practices such as forced labour, human trafficking, child exploitation and forced marriage, surveying 43,000 people in 25 countries.

The number of people living in slavery in New Zealand has increased from 600 in the 2014 Global Slavery Index.

Slavery was most common in New Zealand’s fishing, dairy, agriculture, construction and hospitality industries.

“All of these are prone to labour exploitation,” said Don Lord, chief executive of human trafficking and slavery awareness organisation Hagar.

Don’t miss: New Zealand hosts as many as ¼ million sex and labor slaves

  • One in 10 sex slaves worldwide work in New Zealand [and Australia,]  or in ‘prison-brothels’ located on various pacific Islands that are owned or protected by New Zealand [and Australia.]
  • Nearly every single kiwi fruit, apple, tomato…  grown in New Zealand is picked by a “modern-day” slave.
  • The maths is simple, work it out for yourself! [Tonnes of fruit picked  number of hours worked, amount paid per hour, amount deducted for finders’ fee, accommodation, food …]

Homeless Crisis in NZ

Marae calls for army to help with homeless crisis

Isn’t it time to put NZ Army to some good use?

The South Auckland Marae that has taken in 54 homeless families is calling for the armed forces to help out with the housing crisis.

Te Puea Marae in Mangere Bridge says it is now full and has 12 families on a waiting list.

“We really would like those in authority to lift this to another level,” Marae chairman Hurimoana Dennis told reporters today.

“Why can’t the armed services be brought in to create a staging area where people can stay?” he asked.

“The weather being what it is, it would be helpful if we had a temporary marquee and some help with some cooking and stuff as well.

“There are facilities across Auckland which could be used, even for a period of time, so that families can be housed.

“I think it should be top of everyone’s list because this is New Zealand 2016, we shouldn’t be having this problem.” http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/marae-calls-for-army-to-help-with-homeless-crisis/

Homeless family with a premature baby sleeping rough in an Auckland marae
The child’s family was sleeping rough for the past 18 months, mostly around Whakatane.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/80604888/Homeless-family-with-a-premature-baby-sleeping-rough-in-an-Auckland-marae

Man v. Train

One killed, another critical after being hit by trains in Auckland

  1. The victim is the second person to be struck by a train in the city on Tuesday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80605865/One-critical-after-being-hit-by-train-in-Auckland
  2. Earlier on Tuesday, around 7am, a person had died after being hit by a train in an east Auckland suburb.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/80563272/pedestrian-hit-by-train-in-east-auckland

Made in Frigging China

Chinese steel fails strength test [Is there any product out of frigging China that works?]

“Roading bosses are defending their quality control standards after 1,600 tonnes of Chinese steel destined for a major Waikato project was found to be below standard.”  http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/80635517/Chinese-steel-fails-strength-test

Vicious Dogs

How many more dog bites will it take?

Pit bull to be destroyed after attacking woman in Marlborough

“A pit bull is to be put down after attacking a guest in its owner’s house. The female guest, a friend of a boarder at the house, was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the family pet bit her arm. Blenheim woman Naomi Tebbutt said the boarder had invited the woman over without telling her or her husband (WTF!) Their pit bull Dozer came in the back door and latched onto her arm.”  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/80610562/Pit-bull-to-be-destroyed-after-attacking-woman-in-Marlborough

Woman attacked by dog north of Wellington
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11647660

Man V. Defective Cars, Deadly Roads, DUI…

Seven injured in crash near Makarora

Seven people have been injured, three of them seriously, in a crash north of Makarora this afternoon. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11648901

No Road Fatalities Were Allowed Today!!

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth hurts New Zealand tourism…

Today is DAY 167 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 376 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru: 140

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.

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