Open Forum – Sunday

8 April 2018


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  1. chrism56

     /  April 8, 2018

    If a doctor and many of the staff who worked there didn’t know about the mould at Middlemore, then its fairly certain the Minister didn’t.
    “One of the latest emerging problems is the news that the buildings at Middlemore Hospital have become rotten and infested with a toxic black mould. I found out in the middle of a late-night ward round from a Radio NZ journalist who phoned seeking comment – I had none, because it was news to me. The next morning, the rest of our staff and all of New Zealand heard the story and over the next few days there followed a confusion of detail about the extent of the problems and who knew what when.”

    • It is curious timing for this to come out now.

      There is a lot of curiously timed news that may affect budget decisions.

    • Blazer

       /  April 8, 2018

      doesn’t sound like the doctors job to me.Plenty for them to do without worrying about things like that.They probably don’t know whether the hospital shop makes money…either.

      • Gezza

         /  April 8, 2018

        It may well be relevant to them if toxic spores could potentially get in to wards of vulnerable patients like geriatrics or to operating theatres.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  April 8, 2018

          It would be anyone’s job to report this if they saw it. It doesn’t matter who they are, they are morally obliged to say something.

          I would like to know where these moulds are, though, in case it’s a gross exaggeration and scaremongering on someone’s part.

  2. robertguyton

     /  April 8, 2018

    Disgusting dairying


  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  April 8, 2018

    I have just seen the video of what is supposedly an intact body in the Pike River Mine. It didn’t look like one to me, it could have been anything. Has anyone else seen it ? I played it 3 times and still couldn’t see a man lying on his back, still less his boot sole pattern.

    • Gezza

       /  April 8, 2018

      Where did you see it? Do you got a link?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 8, 2018

      Yesterday’s Herald. ‘Intact body seen in Pike River’.

    • NOEL

       /  April 8, 2018

      “The footage will be part of a documentary on union leader and social activist Helen Kelly who died of cancer in 2016.”

      Not apparent to be either but hey the director got his publicity.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 8, 2018

        Did it look like ANYTHING recognisable ?

        If it did to you…what was it ?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 8, 2018

        Newshub’s footage is clearer, and I saw wooden planks, but nothing that I would have said looked like a body. It won’t be one now, anyway,

        If there was clear footage of a body, why has it not been seen before ?

        I believe sincerely that I would want the ‘body’ of anyone belonging to me left there and the mine treated as their tomb. What good will it do to spend all that money on retrieving nothing recognisable ?

  4. lurcher1948

     /  April 9, 2018

    The right wing host on right now (Andrew Dickens) on the religious NZME newstalkZB is going into an apartment and with a breathless voice he stated that “never crushed a car”Collins and Nicky Kay are going to try to bring a bill in for something?,who cares about apartments but the RIGHT who post on this fine blog must wonder why they didn’t do things when they were in power,the trough took up to much time i…suppose