National’s been conning New Zealanders about the state of crime for the last 8 years. Bill English froze police budgets in 2009. Gone was the election promise of one officer to every 500 people, it’s still only one frontline officer to 600 people. Suddenly, it’s an election year and the promises are rolled out. While 90 per cent of burglaries went unattended, and 97 per cent in Northland, all National could say was crime was falling and they adjusted their stats accordingly. After all the cons National has run on crime, Mr English decides he’ll fight crime. Too little too late. New Zealand First said last year we need a minimum of 1800 police as soon as they can be trained. It’s our bottom line policy. Mr English’s announcement is nothing more than a publicity stunt from someone who’s desperate to be elected.
Cartoon credit: Hubbard, Northern Advocate, 3 February 2017
Statement from Victoria’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford: “A foolhardy, unethical and quite possibly illegal Executive Order has been issued by the White House temporarily banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
The University is not currently aware of any staff or students who are affected. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and if we do identify anyone at Victoria who is, or could be, impacted by the ban we will be doing everything possible to support and advise those people.
It goes without saying that disgraceful actions such as this Executive Order are the antithesis of Victoria University of Wellington’s global-civic commitment to inclusivity, equity and diversity, and are not in keeping with the core values of respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity and empathy we share with the wider academic community.”
Who's ever tried the #Shweeb? Another Rotorua first! A human-powered monorail, the Shweeb is the only one of its kind in the world and can be found at Agroventures Adventure Park. Amazing fun. #RotoruaNZ
PHEW!! It was a biggy!! But everyone walked away OK!!!
We just happened to be passing, but we were so pleased to help.
This horse float accident was the stuff nightmares are made of.
We just wanted to say how impressed we were with the fire service who cut 13year old TB Jed from the flipped float, but mostly we'd like to acknowledge Vet on the scene Julia Bryce. She is an absolute legand and handled the situation with an impressively cool head and great deal of experience and skill.
Also a huge thank you to Tracy and her partner for taking him home safely in their truck..and to all the offers of transport from caring folk!
We are sending all our love to the family involved, deep breaths and let the healing begin xx
PIC: Jed finally cut from the wreck and being passed back to his mum by HUHA Co Founder Jim. With Vet Legand Julia Bryce.
This special edition Land Rover Defender was extensively modified for Bond film Spectre. With a full roll cage, rose joint suspension, hydraulic handbrake and disconnected ABS, it’s perfect for picking up the groceries or escaping your arch nemesis.
Mum & Dad sent me flowers 😍😭 ...So if it isn't obvious already I don't have a valentine (lol). I don't mind to be honest and didn't think much of today until I woke up and walked into my lounge to find these beautiful roses sitting on my dining table. The card read "To the only unicorn in the world". Only my dad calls me a unicorn.🙊 I teared up at the thought of my parents making the effort all the way from New Zealand to make sure I feel loved and appreciated today. Love is real and I'm so grateful for it. Happy Valentine's Day! 😘😘
Spare a thought for Hawke's Bay today as we remember the loss of the 1931 earthquake which struck on this day 86 years ago at 10:47am. We are very proud of the cities those brave folk rebuilt for us and send them our thoughts and thanks.. #lovehawkesbay #artdeconapier