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Poverty? What poverty? Girls using gym socks as sanitary pads!

Posted by te2ataria on June 5, 2017

The Most Heavily Censored Blog in New Zealand [Watch Out for Ceaseless Swarms and Immense Tsunamis of Bad Karma, Mister Ingrish!!]
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Q. How does abject poverty in New Zealand entitle John Key to knighthood?

NZ’s homeless women rely on rags while teenage girls use gym socks as sanitary pads

“Female sanitary products are not a luxury, but for young Kiwi women on tight budgets they’re an expense that’s hard to afford,” says Manurewa MP and Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson Louisa Wall.

“A lack of sanitary products has been identified as an obstacle to regular school attendance,” says Wall. “Some girls stay home when it’s their period because they cannot afford sanitary products. Others resort to makeshift and unhygienic measures such as recycling used pads or improvising pads from old clothes, rags, newspapers and other materials—putting them at risk of infection and sickness.”

“This is not only a problem for high school students, but also for university students who typically don’t have much money. “Some university students can’t afford to take public transport or have to skip meals when it’s their period so they have money to buy pads and tampons.”

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Police Road Fatality Reports [Extreme Censorship is in Effect]

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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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Machiavellian machination: Govt. disinformation campaign spreading like wildfire

Posted by te2ataria on February 17, 2016

Here’s a reflective IQ test:

Which of the following two organizations do you believe more?

  1. NZ Government
  2. The Blog Moderators

Cooking the stats every which way…

Ministry of Transport [Minitru] reported 42 road fatalities (year to date), as of yesterday morning…

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 16 February 2016 42
Same time last year 37
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 16 February 2016 37
Same time last year 35

 

Two more people were killed on the roads yesterday after that report was published, according to police and MSM:

DAY 61 of latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

At least one person killed in three-vehicle crash near Hastings
The crash which involved two vehicles and a truck occurred around 3.30pm today on SH2 near Pakipaki. Extent of injuries to other people involved in the crash not yet reported. One of the two cars was reportedly wedged under the truck and it was not known how many people are in it. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11590572

Fatal Crash in Mangere East
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 – 5:19am Counties Manukau — A fatal crash occurred just after midnight on Savill Drive near the intersection with Massey Road in Mangere East. A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a truck.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/40735

So you’d expect the official death toll to climb by at least TWO, since the data manipulation normally takes place before the news is released, not after. Right?

WRONG!

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 17 February 2016 42
Same time last year 40
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 17 February 2016 37
Same time last year 37
  • Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 121 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

Other News:

  • Hastings swimming pool closed after students become ill A Hastings public swimming pool has been closed after 20 high school students began vomiting during the school’s swimming sports this morning.

Finally:

 

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NZers help drive demand for sex and labour slaves

Posted by te2ataria on September 2, 2009

sent by a reader in Wellington [Edited by TEAA]

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’ on various pacific Islands owned or protected by New Zealand [and Australia.]
  • Nearly every single kiwi fruit, apple, tomato…  grown in New Zealand is picked by a labor slave

NZers accused over child pornography

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/5904094/nzers-accused-over-child-pornography/
A major conference on human trafficking starts in Wellington today, with one of the organisers alleging New Zealanders are helping drive demand for sex and labour slaves.The Salvation Army is hosting the three-day Pacific Trafficking in Persons Forum, and Salvation Army justice advocate Chris Frazer said that recession is feeding the global supply of sex and labour slaves.

Deteriorating household living standards in countries where traffickers source their victims are making the impoverished more vulnerable to profiteering traffickers, Ms Frazer said.

A recent report released by anti-child sex trafficking network ECPAT and The Body Shop highlighted the increasing vulnerability of children and young people being coerced or conned into prostitution or the production of child pornography.

Ms Frazer said New Zealanders who surf the internet for pornography were likely to be contributing to misery of those trafficked for the production of pornography, and most New Zealand homes would contain items or components of products that had been produced by slave labour.

Products from industries as diverse as clothing, sports shoes, coffee, chocolate, sugar, fireworks, glassware, jewellery and mobile phones and laptops had been found to have been made with slave labour.

“These are not one-off crimes against mainly children and women – the victims suffer day after day, year after year and the damage to their lives is often permanent,” she said.

The evidence for trafficked labour in the Pacific was anecdotal but significant, and it was time for a Pacific focus on the issue, she said.

Prostitutes Collective national coordinator Catherine Healy said people often claimed there was human trafficking in New Zealand but her organisation had not found evidence of this.

“We’re the only organisation working hands-on nationwide with sex workers and we’re not seeing any evidence of trafficking,” she said.

Ms Healy said the 2009 US report Trafficking in Persons defined a person as “trafficked” if they are working as a prostitute and aged younger than 18, and New Zealand had scored badly on this scale.

The American research said Fiji was a source country for children trafficked for the purposes of labour and commercial sexual exploitation, and a destination country for women from a number of countries trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.

More than 21 Pacific nations are represented at the forum, including Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-L’este and Western Samoa.

The forum, co-hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Pacific Immigration Directors’ Conference, is being held at the Quality Hotel and includes speakers from government departments and non-government organisations from the Pacific region as well as UN and law enforcement agencies.

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