The Prime Minister's announcement to change the age of Super entitlement 20 years from now is an effort to look responsible, while doing absolutely nothing at the same time. The only good news from his announcement is that he's finally listened to New Zealand First. We've been calling for fairer residency qualification. Taking it up to 20 years is five years short of what would be fair. What Mr English has failed to tell the public is the content of his discussions with both Treasury and his colleagues on this matter. The only safeguard superannuitants of this country have left is New Zealand First.
Warrant Officer Class One Clive Douglas has been appointed Sergeant Major of the New Zealand Army. He replaces Warrant Officer Class One Mark Mortiboy who has finished his three-year tenure in the role and is to take up another position within the New Zealand Defence Force. WO1 Douglas, who is of Te Arawa descent, was born in Rotorua. He grew up in Ngongotaha and Nelson, before enlisting in the New Zealand Army Regular Force in August 1985 as a Rifleman, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR). He has served in Burnham, Singapore, Linton, Waiouru and Wellington, and has deployed to Somalia, Bosnia, Timor-Leste and the Sinai. He has also served as an instructor in various roles, including a posting to the Royal Military College Duntroon, Australia. In December 2008, WO1 Douglas was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, RNZIR, 2nd Land Force Group in Linton Camp. He later attended the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His most recent position was Land Command Sergeant Major at Headquarters, Joint Forces New Zealand. WO1 Douglas says he is looking forward to his new position, and plans to continue what he says is the great work done before him by those in the SMA role. “I’m committed to the progression of leadership with our Army, and also to the profession of arms. My priorities are our families, our veteran community, our civilian staff, our cadets and our uniformed personnel.”
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The last few days I have been out of the house early,super busy and started to skip breakfast. I've just found this video which has inspired me! I'm going to make a bunch of these tubs for hubby and I to grab when we need a healthy protein fix or when we don't have time to make breakfast - these will be perfect any time of the day actually. 💕