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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bomber's Blog - The War on News - TONIGHT 10.30pm Sky 89 & Freeview 21

The War on News 2010 – NZ News Satire on Stratos Sky 89 10.30pm Tuesday & simulcast on Freeview 21. Replayed on Triangle TV 9.45pm Wednesday and posted online at Scoop.co.nz as their Weekend Watch.

It’s just like 7 days on TV3 but with fewer dick jokes.

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At 7/9/10 7:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orewa 2004 - Nationhood
27 January 2004

The speech which, for a time, changed “Orewa” from a place to a date, outlining the dangerous drift to racial separatism in New Zealand and the development of the Treaty grievance industry

Ladies and gentlemen,

This is the second occasion on which I have addressed your Club on the last Tuesday of January, and I very much appreciate your invitation.

Soon after becoming leader of the National Party, I outlined my five main priorities.

First, we must as a country take vigorous steps to counter the long-standing relative decline in New Zealand incomes, which sees our per capita incomes now around $180 lower per week – or about $9,000 per year – than those enjoyed by Australians. The Labour Government is doing nothing to bridge this gap, but is instead erecting barriers to faster growth at almost every turn.

Second, we must deal with the fact that too many of our children leave school massively handicapped by illiteracy and innumeracy. Today's education system is failing many of our children, particularly the least privileged. If education is the passport to a better future, too many of our children currently have no chance of getting there. The Labour Government is failing to deal with this issue, and has made things worse by removing the elements of parental choice which the National Governments of the nineties introduced.

Third, we have to face the reality that traditional kiwi values are being destroyed by a government-funded culture of welfare dependency. National will stop communities wasting away on welfare. Sitting at home on welfare should never be an option, as the Labour Government seems to believe.

Fourth, we must deal with the issues of security, and especially the current half-hearted attitude towards enforcing the law in New Zealand. Under a National Government, when people step over the line which marks the boundary between honest and criminal activity, between civilised behaviour and that which preys on the community, they will be punished. Labour, by contrast, appears to be much more concerned with the rights of the criminal than with those of the victim.

And fifth, the topic I will focus on today, is the dangerous drift towards racial separatism in New Zealand, and the development of the now entrenched Treaty grievance industry. We are one country with many peoples, not simply a society of Pakeha and Maori where the minority has a birthright to the upper hand, as the Labour Government seems to believe.

Over the next few months, I plan to give a major speech on each of my five main priorities, but today I want to speak about the threat which “the Treaty process” poses to the future of our country. I am focussing on this topic because, just before Christmas, after Parliament had risen for the year, the Government announced its foreshore and seabed policy, a policy with potentially huge significance for the future of our country.

So let me begin by asking, what sort of nation do we want to build?

At 7/9/10 7:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Shall New Zealand go forward into a new century as a modern, democratic and prosperous nation; or shall it become a culturally divided, economically stagnant and aristocratically misgoverned Pacific backwater, like the Kingdom of Tonga or the Republic of Fiji?”7

At 7/9/10 8:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the country's busiest stretch of roading.The creation of four lanes to greenlane will "substantially improve" traffic flow.Additionally, this 'pivotal' piece of transport infrastucture (only one extra lane on the bridge) WILL HAVE MUCH ENHANCED STABILITY IN THE EVENT OF AN EARTHQUAKE.

At 8/9/10 4:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and has made things worse by removing the elements of parental choice which the National Governments of the nineties introduced

Underlying much of the recent educational reforms the literature and the new practices and processes are notions of freedom and choice.Students parents and guardians are presumed to be capable of making better consumer driven type choices than the providers of education said to have captured the processes and procedures for primarily selfish reasons like pay parity for early childhood and male primary schoolteachers said to be a rarity.Making continuos consumer type choices would involve paying for printing and paying for courses and all you have to do is have enough money to choose the right one for you.Take Cambridge topping the rankings due in part to being the most expensive perhaps rather than staff/student ratios which are getting out of control in our biggest universities with over 30,000 students.The Vice Chancellor seems to think that the institutions can make better decisions on behalf of the students for spending their money on a million books for the library which no one use anymore since the advent of computer labs and the internet.


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