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9 days ago

damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Paul from Pukete

I have sat back and watched everyone rant about yesterday's NZ Government announcement regarding mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all adults working in the education section, early childhood education sector and healthcare and can't believe the language some are using and the abuse … View moreI have sat back and watched everyone rant about yesterday's NZ Government announcement regarding mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all adults working in the education section, early childhood education sector and healthcare and can't believe the language some are using and the abuse being levelled.
The Government has not taken your rights away to decide if you are vaccinated or not. You still have that CHOICE. What they have done is say if you work in these JOBS (education, early childhood centres, the health sector) you need to be vaccinated as you are working with a group of people in NZ who due to their age are not able to have the vaccination or are vulnerable due to ill health or old age.
They are trying to protect our children and elderly and the vulnerable.

If you don't want to have the vaccinations great that is your CHOICE. You aren't going to jail for it. You have the freedom to make that CHOICE What is affected is your ability to work in your CHOOSEN job. So CHOOSE not to have a vaccination and look for a job in another industry. It is your CHOICE.

We teach our children that CHOICES and ACTIONS have consequences but as soon as something like this happens I have been shocked at the number of adults throwing temper tantrums about “it’s not fair”.

I am not sure why everyone feels the need to abuse the government on Facebook when all they are trying to do is protect the majority of NZ.

Would you rather they sat back open the borders completely, remove all restrictions and watch NZers get sick and you not be able to access medical services for any illness apart from Covid because the hospitals and doctors are overrun.

The Government is damned if they do and damned if they don't.

The opposition are in favour of opening the country up and removing all restrictions. I respect your choice not to get the vaccine, I don't respect your choice to be on Facebook and throw abuse at a group of people trying to do their best in a situation we have not had to face previously.

Rant over

21 days ago

THE LIFE OF BRIAN

Paul from Pukete

There is a irony to the latest posturing by self proclaimed prophet and self ordained bishop Brian Tamaki,,( who if I remember correctly spoke in that video broadcasted ascension of the possibility of becoming Prime Minister, (we await the fulfilment of that prophecy) )





Tamaki's rally … View more
There is a irony to the latest posturing by self proclaimed prophet and self ordained bishop Brian Tamaki,,( who if I remember correctly spoke in that video broadcasted ascension of the possibility of becoming Prime Minister, (we await the fulfilment of that prophecy) )





Tamaki's rally got under way this morning in Auckland after he met top police bosses Andrew Coster and Wally Haumaha last week.



The three of us had a Zoom meeting and they recognise it is a part of the Bill of Rights for people to protest," Tamaki said at the time.



The three discussed health and safety measures for the rally.



"We are trying to be responsible, and they said it is something they can't stop. We agreed to cooperate and we will make sure we are Covid responsible."Commissioner Coster asked for masks to be a condition, which I agreed to. It is a small compromise."



There is an underlying arrogance in these statements ...we agreed to cooperate....thus faced with the top cop,,,Brian determines whether he will cooperate or not,,,,its a different experience for those trying to cross the covid borders .....masks to be worn as a condition ,,,,,which I agreed to It is a small compromise,,,,,so bloody magnanimous of you Brian.



"However, that must be weighed against the lawfulness and reasonableness of the protest activity. As we have indicated, gathering for a protest run other than in compliance with the law carries with it the risk of Covid transmission and may lead to enforcement action, including against yourself as an organiser," Coster said



The above statement needs a look,,,,, However, that must be weighed against the lawfulness and reasonableness of the protest activity...is it lawful to protest...yes,,but is it reasonable to protest in a way that places the wider populace at risk,,,a gathering where social distance and mask wearing was not adhered to or able to be controlled by the organiser Brian ...was it ever possible for you to contain them ,,,,or command them ....this rabble ...let have a transcript of the sermon ( Matthew 12:37 For by your words you will be acquitted , and by your words you will be condemned )....from the mount of the fallen warriors ,,,,by those who care little for the ultimate sacrifice paid by them ...its intensely hypocritical for that site to be chosen for this protest....lets examine the profoundness of the proclamations.... that you potentially risked a super spreader consequence for....let the nation know Brian ....we await the utterances of the oracle ....he is not a scientist or a politician by his own admittance,,,.is he the true prophet...



It is laughable if it was not so shameful, and placing us all at risk.

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1 day ago

He has my vote

Paul from Pukete

He has my vote
Paul


Equity requires both parties to be equal across all things that is inclusive of the effort required to achieve it


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He has my vote
Paul


Equity requires both parties to be equal across all things that is inclusive of the effort required to achieve it



Government spending



So more Government (taxpayers) money injected into helping more Maori get vaccinated? What exactly happens to the billions generated by Maori Enterprises such as Hamilton’s ‘The Base’, Fisheries etc? I would have thought that these profits would have been generated ‘By Maori - For Maori’.



Why then when our country of five million is struggling and borrowing billions every week is it pouring millions of dollars into one sector of our population — who are already receiving the same as everyone else — when, as the Prime Minister has stated repeatedly, ‘We are all in this together?’



What ever happened to the concept put forward by Maori leaders, that We are building these enterprises ‘To help our People’? I’m afraid I can’t see any help forthcoming in housing or health unless that help comes from the Government in the form of more taxpayer money.



It is about time for Maori leaders to step up and be leaders, get real and join the rest of us in the 21st Century and stop blaming ‘colonisation’ for all of their woes.



Most Maori work hard in the same type jobs as the rest of the population, earn the same low wages, have families, buy homes with the same mortgages, go to the same schools, the same hospitals all paid for by the same taxes. Let’s live together under the same rules.



Tom Grason (Ngati Maniapoto), Matamata

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