- #1662189drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Replies: 34938drlivingstone January 12, 2018 at 6:29 pm
Nine years of Housing Corporation under a National government brought policy changes.Housing Corporation will need a shakeup. to turn the culture around? eh to bring compassion, empathy and caring back and become a Service.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1662224mommabear70 January 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm
Drlivingstone, Good at holding your breath are you?
Pike River entry immediately after the election, no ifs or buts?
Kiwibuild’s 100,000 new affordable homes?
Billions of trees planted?
100,000 children will be out of poverty in two years time?
Housing Corporation will go through major changes and everything they do will be done differently under this Labour led govt?
New rapid rail networks going here, there and everywhere including a third main trunk line?
New hospital for Dunedin?#1662258lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1809lilith7 January 13, 2018 at 10:31 am
Indeed. Why,the new coalition govt has been in office for years now….oh,hang on.
I can’t recall any previous newly elected govt which has managed to fix all the problems of this (or any other ) country within such a short time of being elected.
No one in their right mind – regardless of political leanings – would expect such a thing from any new govt,regardless of which party or parties it represented. 🙄 🙄 🙄
Though it is good to see that finally,some of the problems created or ignored by the previous govt are at long last being acknowledged by some of their supporters,albeit reluctantly & only in a feeble attempt at political point scoring. 🙄
#1662283mommabear70 January 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by lilith7.
Lilith7, now you’re going completely off the rails.
Where did I say I expected every item on the list to be fully completed four months on?
Perhaps I should have made myself clearer. A lot of people expected, four months on, that at least some of those projects be under way. Quite a lot of trees planted. A few hundred at least affordable houses completed and people living in them. At 27 completed a day, a few hundred isn’t asking a lot.
Ok, entry to Pike River is dead in the water. That was promised, no ifs and no buts, to have been completed two months ago.
Then there’s lifting 100,000 children out of poverty by 2020.
How many are there ‘out’ as at mid January 2018? A hundred? Fifty? Any at all?
With all the crowing ‘we will do this and that’ you’d surely expect some meaningful progress beyond getting a committee on to it.#1662285dr-whoMemberMember since: April 12, 2017
Replies: 128dr-who January 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm
t took the utter incompetence (or was it criminal negligence) of the last government 9 years to run the country into the ground. So it will take a little more than 16 weeks to get us back on an even keel. I know you expect miracles from the new government mommabear70 (and quite rightly so,as they are both competent and honest) but I’m afraid you will have to be a little patient. Do you have a book or two to keep you entertained? Or have you coloured them all in?#1662382lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1809lilith7 January 14, 2018 at 10:33 am
That’s a lot of assumptions, mommabear. And once again,to the best of my knowledge no govt anywhere in the world has managed to make the superhuman progress you appear to expect in such a short time.
No other party in election year has ever at any time,promised to do this,that & the other if elected. And likewise,no party anywhere at any time,has ever set up committees. 🙄 🙄 🙄
I’m fairly sure that,if it was possible to simply wave a magic wand & fix the mess NZ is in,then the coalition would be doing just that – & probably yesterday.
But as you know, a mess nine years in the making isn’t likely to be fixed in mere weeks.#1662387mommabear70 January 14, 2018 at 11:51 am
dr-who, lilith7, yes how foolish of me to believe the promises made by Labour.
On 21 September 2017, Phil Twyford stated ““Labour’s going to hit the ground running on housing. Within our first hundred days we’ll pass a law requiring all rentals to be healthy, we’ll end the state house sell-off and kick start our programme of building affordable starter homes for first homebuyers.”#1662389don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1658don021 January 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm
dr-who is way off track with his statement that the previous government ran the country into the ground. It left a financial surplus which this present govcernment intends spending without due diligence.Money going to open the Pike River mine? Leave the bodies in peace.Over $60m two years running on self inflicted injuries at rugby, continuing. The countries most harmful poison still allowed to be adverised and sold; health costs can be drastically reduced by reducing the self inflicted ills.#1680863mommabear70 May 19, 2018 at 12:57 pm
This technology https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/06/japan-robots-will-care-for-80-of-elderly-by-2020 could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce.
Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.
With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce.
Developers have focused their efforts on producing simple robotic devices that help frail residents get out of their bed and into a wheelchair, or that can ease senior citizens into bathtubs.#1690263mommabear70 August 10, 2018 at 3:54 pm
And in other news from Dunedin, I read that a battle to save the status of Lumsden’s maternity centre has been lost with the Southern DHB confirming it will be downgraded to a non-birthing unit.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker said the downgrade of Lumsden was “a kick in the guts to Southland and rural New Zealand”.
Mr Walker predicted Lumsden would continue to try and preserve its status, and said directors of the medical centre would meet on Monday to discuss their options.
Lumsden mothers will now have to travel 130km to Balclutha to give birth.
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