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  1. #2121
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Skies View Post
    I thought about that (National's policy of reversing Labour's policies) & chose the word 'constructively' on purpose.

    1) we had a crisis back when National were the govt, so reversing to the status quo doesn't seem very helpful.

    and 2) we also had a shocking crisis with preventable 3rd world level diseases killing more children than car crashes & drownings & hospitalising 30,000 children a year from living in damp cold housing. Reversing the Healthy Homes Standard doesn't seem right to me.
    1. Have you looked at the numbers before and after September 2017? How much of the publicity around earlier numbers was largely political? Labour had housing as the keynote policy in 2017.... How much have policies and ideologies since then contributed to the skyrocketing numbers on several housing fronts, even while interest rates were seriously low.

    2. I have a real problem blaming landlords for 'cold, damp' housing. There is NZ research indicating that overcrowding is a big reason for illness and its transmission in households. Never hear about that though, despite census data showing that Auckland, Northland and BoP have the most overcrowding. Meanwhile why are places cold and damp? Cold because occupiers can't afford the power bill? Damp because of lack of ventilation, overcrowding or any of the long list of tenant responsibilities to remediate damp - see the Tenancy Services website. All the above - up to the tenants or owner occupies, or as the Finance Minister has said they can 'look elsewhere'.

    Most of that is recent policy and along with other changes has driven the current numbers, none of which are good and most getting worse.

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    Now this was a waste of taxpayers money & yet got little coverage in the main media!

    $38 million to an overseas company to produce a completely new Covid Vaccination Register, when NZ already has the 'National Vaccination Register'.

    And when you consider a new seperate register means a new set of protocols for medical professionals to get to grips with, overcomplicating things, when a simple straightforward National Vaccination Register already exists which everyone is already familiar with, you have to question the quality of decision making.


    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/orion-dem...ccine-register

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Skies View Post
    Now this was a waste of taxpayers money & yet got little coverage in the main media!

    $38 million to an overseas company to produce a completely new Covid Vaccination Register, when NZ already has the 'National Vaccination Register'.

    And when you consider a new seperate register means a new set of protocols for medical professionals to get to grips with, overcomplicating things, when a simple straightforward National Vaccination Register already exists which everyone is already familiar with, you have to question the quality of decision making.


    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/orion-dem...ccine-register
    I remember quite a few questions being asked about that - especially by Orion as they felt they could have added the required functionality for much less cost.
    Interesting, as far back as July 2020 'experts' were saying that the existing system wouldn't cope
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...accine-rollout

    Another article from May this year
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...ays-orion-boss

    A few more - don't forget that this does the booking also
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...P2X6QHICTI5NA/
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...LW27LZLZEKKME/
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...NCSMK3JQWYEKQ/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Skies View Post
    Now this was a waste of taxpayers money & yet got little coverage in the main media!

    $38 million to an overseas company to produce a completely new Covid Vaccination Register, when NZ already has the 'National Vaccination Register'.

    And when you consider a new seperate register means a new set of protocols for medical professionals to get to grips with, overcomplicating things, when a simple straightforward National Vaccination Register already exists which everyone is already familiar with, you have to question the quality of decision making.


    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/orion-dem...ccine-register
    And when you get the belated jab you get a driver's licenced size hanwritten piece of paper with your name and date of vaccinataion. No reference to passport or your health number or anything else. SIGH !!

    A John Smith would struggle to prove it was actually him (sorry, they) that had the jab.
    Last edited by iceman; Yesterday at 11:33 PM.

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