Open Forum – Thursday

8 February 2018


This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you. 

If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers are welcome to summarise and link to their posts.

Comments worth more exposure may be repeated as posts.Comments from other forums can be repeated here, cut and paste is fine.

Your NZ is a mostly political and social issues blog but not limited to that, and views from anywhere on the political spectrum are welcome. Some ground rules:

  • If possible support arguments, news, points or opinions with links to sources and facts.
  • Please don’t post anything illegal, potentially defamatory or abusive.

FIRST TIME COMMENTERS: Due to abuse by a few first comments under any ID will park in moderation until released (as soon as possible but it can sometimes take a while).

Sometimes comments will go into moderation or spam automatically due to mistyped ID, too many links (>4), or trigger text or other at risk criteria.

Free speech is an important principle here but some people who might pose a risk to the site will have to keep going through moderation due to abuses by a small number of malicious people.

Next Post


  1. lurcher1948

     /  8th February 2018

    There is a rightwing blog which posted a post about a school that has no pupils, implying its labors fault???.Well, Mr Farrar and kiwiblog this happened under national,and,no national didn’t smooth the way at Waitangi and if your employer the national party had any smarts your party would be in power and your boss would not be a two time loserr.

    • PDB

       /  8th February 2018

      Farrar blames the NZEI not the Labour-led govt (which he never mentions). Some false outrage there Lurch.

      • lurcher1948

         /  8th February 2018

        He’s playing to his mason clinic patients.Teachers and NZEI are dispised on his blog as they are “labor therefore for his posting ranters its labors fault

        • PDB

           /  8th February 2018

          Not all teachers vote Labour – questioning paying for a school that has no pupils is reasonable.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  8th February 2018

            They must mean ‘relief teacher’. I see no point in a teacher where there are no pupils, although security and maintenance are reasonable.

            But having someone to make sure that all 0 pupils are safe and well seems a bit bizarre.

            This is like the pub with no beer-the school with no kids.

  2. Corky

     /  8th February 2018

    Thank god the staff were able to make it to the safe room. Not having guns meant it was their only option. But what would have happened if the staff didn’t make it to the safe room? Who cares, right? The waiting list for such jobs in a mile long.

    • Gezza

       /  8th February 2018

      Nice photo of young Mr Cream hoodie for the family album. Shouldn’t be long before he’s chatting to a sergeant.

  3. Gezza

     /  8th February 2018

    More violence against the police. Another good photo of offender.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  8th February 2018

    Just seen the pretty North Korea cheer team arrive for the Olympics, and little rocket mans sister, but the nasty occupying force from the USA are not happy in fact they have sent the strange ultra-religious wako VP to represent Orangeman POTUS#45.WE DONT WANT PEACE AS TRUMPS BUTTON IS THE BIGGEST ,just ask STORMY

    • Corky

       /  8th February 2018

      Talking of buttons. It seems everyone seems to press yours.

  5. Corky

     /  8th February 2018

    Labour sending hundreds of Maori charter school kids into the streets, and into a life of crime. These are the same liars who talk about tackling Maori problems..

    Apparently the government is withholding a report showing charter schools have pupils achieving above average..

    These kids aren’t interested with listening to some middle class Milly drone on about climate change, environmental issues and diversity. They don’t get that stuff. They aren’t interested.

    Blood is on Labours hands. If National can’t make a go of this issue they don’t deserve to
    win the next election.

    I hope someone in the media has the sense to film a class being told by their teacher that their school will be no more after this year…. because…. I think you may see some truly violent scenes as reality hits these kids.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  8th February 2018

      “Apparently the government is withholding a report…” I suppose your source is f***en talkback radio again lol.