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    Default Jacindas Key Policies (In first 72 hours)

    Her 72 hours not up yet but initial indications are she has 3 in her sights. Housing, Education and Health.

    Housing she can own. National has dropped the ball on this one. She can get traction easily in the Auckland Electorate on this issue. If she were to look at housing as it relates to EQC she could get traction in Christchurch (If she wants my vote all she has to do is promise a Commission of Enquiry into EQC / Flecthers and she is guaranteed my vote - and that would be a bitter pill to swallow.

    Education. Relook at teh dropping of decile rating and shell get some national voters. I will never forgive Hekia Parata for handling of Christchurch schools so Labour could be on a winner here.

    Health. I've been closely involved in health lately and gotta say I'm pretty impressed. Not sure how Labour can leverage that one.

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    Ho-hum. Oh dear never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by stones View Post
    Ho-hum. Oh dear never mind
    With that insightfull comment I hope you arent voting - doesnt show much thought of the issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Her 72 hours not up yet but initial indications are she has 3 in her sights. Housing, Education and Health.

    Housing she can own. National has dropped the ball on this one. She can get traction easily in the Auckland Electorate on this issue. If she were to look at housing as it relates to EQC she could get traction in Christchurch (If she wants my vote all she has to do is promise a Commission of Enquiry into EQC / Flecthers and she is guaranteed my vote - and that would be a bitter pill to swallow.

    Education. Relook at teh dropping of decile rating and shell get some national voters. I will never forgive Hekia Parata for handling of Christchurch schools so Labour could be on a winner here.

    Health. I've been closely involved in health lately and gotta say I'm pretty impressed. Not sure how Labour can leverage that one.
    Trouble with housing in Auckland is you are damned if you do and if you don't. Pop the bubble and you're stuffed. Keep inflating the bubble and you are stuffed.

    Education can only bear so much tweaking at the coal face. I think teachers are fairly demoralised at the moment from constant change and loading of responsibilities. Teachers as a block have probably leaned left anyway.

    With Health my experiences have only been positive, although I do think nurses should be better paid and perhaps they should look at a bonding system to stop NZ nurses being poached overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonu View Post

    Education can only bear so much tweaking at the coal face. I think teachers are fairly demoralised at the moment from constant change and loading of responsibilities. Teachers as a block have probably leaned left anyway.
    Less assessment and more face time teaching woudl probably be a winner for teachers and parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    With that insightfull comment I hope you arent voting - doesnt show much thought of the issues
    I will be voting as I have done for the last 19 elections. With most labour supporters and orators the dribble seems dominate the substance.

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    Good thread MM.
    Housing, i agree; national would do nothing to undermine its base and its fiddled and has done too little too late. many many problems have arisen with the main one being stress. Stress trying to pay the rent /the mortgage/commute to work to try and be the inspiring teacher you want to be.And all the other folks trying to keep heads out of the water; getting ahead huh?.

    Health; i finally got to the hospital after repeated attempts , about my hernia. the doctor/surgeon i could see through a doorway in another room. The nurse didn't even want to look at my hernia; i showed it anyway.She hardly looked and said we can't do it and you are not even going on a waiting list!

    Immigration, nationals easy low hanging fruit; instant success which has bought many longterm probs with no quick fixes.Good luck to labour/greens sorting out this hospital pass.

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    Thanks heaven we will get some funding and action here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stones View Post
    I will be voting as I have done for the last 19 elections. With most labour supporters and orators the dribble seems dominate the substance.
    I dont know hour many elections I've voted in - seems a meaningless number to me. And i most certainly can't recall who i have voted for because my vote has gone differently every time. Only thing i am reasonably sure of is that i have never voted labor - though i do come from a staunch unionist background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stones View Post
    I will be voting as I have done for the last 19 elections. With most labour supporters and orators the dribble seems dominate the substance.
    Sad to read this traditional response. Do you dress the same everyday or according to the situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Health; i finally got to the hospital after repeated attempts , about my hernia. the doctor/surgeon i could see through a doorway in another room. The nurse didn't even want to look at my hernia; i showed it anyway.She hardly looked and said we can't do it and you are not even going on a waiting list!
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    Either you haven't related that story very well or you went about it the wrong way. I had a hernia operated on 18 months ago. ACC were a pack of **** about it but the health services were fantastic.

    Why would you go to a hospital for a first look at a hernia? A nurse is never going to be the one who has final say on anything. Why would she tell you that you aren't going on a waiting list? It would never be her call.

    The process I went through was a visit to my GP who referred me to ACC as it was non-urgent. ACC declined to cover it (and I have a beef with that). However went on the waiting list and 3 months later had my surgery. In and out in an afternoon and couldn't fault the care I got.

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    I was referred by my GP twice; thats the only way to get there! . Im guessing they'd used up their funding but really weird about the waiting list not being offered.

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    Process in Hawkes Bay is simple. see your doctor and get a referral to a specialist - long wait for public referral - pay maybe $100 or more for a private referral within a week or two. The decide again - private or public. Specialist will tell you roughly how long for public operation or private. "well I'm full next Tuesday but I can take you the following Tuesday" Beware of estimated cost because the private hospital will cost maybe $800 per day so any glitch can break the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greater fool View Post
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    Ardern........... Out with the stale pale male. Let's try putting lipstick on this pig.
    4 out of 5 excellent, honest, ethical human beings there a very good success rate. Maybe not leadership material; but very few have that charisma and as long as they keep woodhead bill at the front , well credibility realisation is sinking in. Now Winston spilling more about bills coverup with todd ;over 400 texts to Glenys mmhhh. Bills response ,a wooden no comment.

    PS Cunliffe is good guy too he just had rush of blood to the head trying to stay on as leader.
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    And ratted on his wife and totally lost his caucus support and was put at the very bottom of the caucus pecking order. Cunliffe was a good guy?

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    fair enough; i don't remember those aspects; will accept what you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major von Tempsky View Post
    And ratted on his wife and totally lost his caucus support and was put at the very bottom of the caucus pecking order. Cunliffe was a good guy?
    Didn't his wife give him the heave ho when he was caught playing horizontal PT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Less assessment and more face time teaching woudl probably be a winner for teachers and parents
    Add to that less time on feeding them fruit and milk, a job that parents should have the decency to do themselves rather than wasting teachers time

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    Quote Originally Posted by craic View Post
    Process in Hawkes Bay is simple. see your doctor and get a referral to a specialist - long wait for public referral - pay maybe $100 or more for a private referral within a week or two. The decide again - private or public. Specialist will tell you roughly how long for public operation or private. "well I'm full next Tuesday but I can take you the following Tuesday" Beware of estimated cost because the private hospital will cost maybe $800 per day so any glitch can break the bank.
    Thanks craic; hadn't thought of that option.

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