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6 September 2017

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  September 6, 2017

    Steven Joyce,the man in charge of the purse strings…
    Joyce’s parents worked as grocers.[3] He went to school at Francis Douglas Memorial College, before enrolling at Massey University, applying to study veterinary science. However he “missed the cut”,[4] graduating instead with a BSc in zoology. While at university he worked as a presenter and program director on student radio.[5] He also took eleven economics papers at Massey from 1984 to 1986 and failed eight of these through insufficient grade, withdrawal, or failure to complete.[6]

  2. lurcher1948

     /  September 6, 2017

    Sorry Mr Joyce my wife could do the weekly budget better than you,and there would not be a big”HOLE”in it…

  3. Corky

     /  September 6, 2017

    Talking of failures, I see Auckland University is slipping in the rankings. I’m not surprised. It seems to be a repository for failed professors and researchers.

    We already know what the students are like.

    I recently wrote about a poorly conducted research paper claiming fish oil supplements were rancid ( a very valid concern) was proven false. That cost companies big money to have their products retested.

    What these fools should have done before starting their study, was to get a handle on the very vexing question of how rancidity is tested for in food.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 6, 2017

      Do you mean professors-HODs-or lecturers ? IN NZ, they are not synonymous.

      Do stop banging on about one failed study.

  4. Corky

     /  September 6, 2017

    This is scary stuff, people. At least Bill can shear a sheep..and lose an election.


  5. Corky

     /  September 6, 2017

    A mystery is solved. Why can Kitty be annoyingly confused and vague?

    Apparently this was also part of Gareth ‘The Exterminator” Morgan’s plan to lure feral cats in from the bush for ‘processing.’

    • Gezza

       /  September 6, 2017

      I think she sometimes just addresses issues from perspectives way outside of your limited scope Tbh Corks.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  September 6, 2017


    Too much focus on “the young”. How about older unemployed who need to upskill but face blatant age discrimination in the labour market?
    Funny this poster uses my REDs registered name but then kiwiblog has many posters

    • Corky

       /  September 6, 2017

      Got the first part, Lurchy. The second paragraph became Kittysque. Perhaps, if I am reading you right, you are a victim of coincidence?

    • Conspiratoor

       /  September 6, 2017

      My shepherd was a fully paid up junior member of the local golf club. We used the course as a running track for years before they rewrote the rules to exclude dogs from membership