- #1704919paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 795paulinem December 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm
Mommabear I have heard several reports and interviews with Bridges on this tax and cost of fuel topic on RNZ national Morning Report. No I havnt heard on a specific town mentioned as been a nationwide news service its reports as it affects ALL NZers not just individuals like yourself !!#1704921vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 21157vale019 December 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm
Take for example that Baby in hospital with many fractured bones and the Whanau refusing to cooperate with police. Bet if these child molesters were Middle class white males or Asian the media would be knocking on the criminals doors looking for answers.
I was looking forward to reading the comments in response to this particular post but all I have found is a resounding silence!! Why???#1704946paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 795paulinem December 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm
Vale you make a very good point as to why no comment- re if a Asian European etc put this baby in Hospital it would attract lots of comments. This brings me on to a topic with the media market research etc and Govt depts etc… when questioning you on what ever topic re demographics is brought into the question. What ethnic group do you belong too…. I often say I am a born Kiwi or a New Zealander. Why I ask do we have to classify what ethic we are …. I come from mostly pure Celtic back ground. I dont see myself as a European as I never been over there and as my family has been in NZ since the 1870s and I am the third generation here I classify myself as a Kiwi.
Many in this country are a mix of cultures, Why are they expected to pick one out they may have and say I am Maori Pacific Asian what ever …. Why cannot we say as I suggest I am a Kiwi!
Re crime above people learn bad ways not from society in my opinion but from the home and environment from the home ( ie street behavior …due to adults in home not caring where you are). In regards the Maori or Asian etc ethnic added to the story above I as above ask why this is relevant to the problem of the child. Isnt the reality the child arrived at hospital due to bad care givers not looking after it properly NOT its ethnic background#1704947gbly86290MemberMember since: December 17, 2014
Replies: 36gbly86290 December 12, 2018 at 10:41 pm
True, the home environment of the physically abused youngster hospitalized with broken bone, and family members whom were unwilling to assist police in investigating matters speaks volumes about the kind of home that poor child suffers in. That there were people who obviously knew how the child was injured and weren’t prepared to assist indicates the parents should never have custody of young people. Too much “political correctness” in NZ society today which allows too many low lives to get away with family violence. Incredibly sad, but an ugly part of some cultures here in NZ.#1704953farmer008MemberMember since: August 10, 2012
Replies: 150farmer008 December 13, 2018 at 8:53 am
I am not a Kiwi, I am a born and raised New Zealand male of British extraction.#1704981halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4830halcyon December 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm
According to the New York Times, “France Declares Strasbourg Shooting an Act of Terrorism”
“Rémy Heitz, the Paris prosecutor, who handles terrorism investigations nationwide, said at a news conference in Strasbourg that witnesses had heard the attacker yell “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, and that the targets and the suspect’s profile justified the opening of a terrorism investigation“
Already disturbed, approach with caution.#1704990mommabear70 December 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm
halcyon, would https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/109279074/shooting-in-strasbourg–report
be the same report?#1704992mommabear70 December 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm
And on the ACC levies if you have a more modern safer car, your levies will go up and if you have an older more dangerous car, your levies will go down!
Which makes a mockery of promoting safer, cleaner burning cars.#1704993mommabear70 December 13, 2018 at 7:19 pm
” What ethnic group do you belong to?”
We always write ‘New Zealander’ in the ‘Other’ box.#1705000halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
Replies: 4830halcyon December 13, 2018 at 8:53 pm
That will be the same incident mommabear. Unfortunately I can not get through to the Stuff.Co.NZ website but would be interested in what they have to say. Are they calling it a terrorist attack?
Already disturbed, approach with caution.
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