More Green School problems

James Shaw had to try to limit the damage done last week with the announcement he had approved Government funding of a private Green school last week that was contrary to Green party policy – see Greens under fire for $11m private school funding.

This looks like continuing. Newshub: Couple who called COVID-19 ‘manufactured natural disaster’ held ‘DNA activation’ event at Green School

Newshub can reveal the Green School which received nearly $12 million in Government funding hosted a ‘sacred ceremony’ run by a school parent who believes COVID-19 is a manufactured natural disaster.

The self-described ‘new age architect’ also planned a $15,000 tour of New Zealand that included planting crystals with the school’s students.

Christof and Alaya Melchizedek were excited to be selling the tour that would stop at the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki for the “main solstice piece” – a two-day activity with the children.

“We’re going to be laying down a crystal bed. Everyone will be bringing crystals from all around the world. We are going to be unifying them and bringing in this 5th dimensional consciousness,” Christof Melchizedek explained in a video.

In a long Facebook post on Sunday, Melchizedek described COVID-19 as a “manufactured natural disaster”, a “UN 2030 vision” including “vaccinated nanochip technology” and “looming possibility of vaccination agendas” – all baseless claims circulated by conspiracy theorists.

The post was deleted after questions from Newshub.

The crystal planting activity appears to have been thwarted by the lockdown, but the couple hosted a fundraising event at the school – a “lion’s gate abundance and manifestation ceremony” including “bio-energy field cleaning” and “DNA activation”.

Once again Shaw, the man behind the cash for the Green School, was ducking for cover – refusing to be interviewed and scrambling for a solution.

The school told Newshub the funding could be provided partly as a loan and this could be Shaw’s way out.

I don’t think there is any way out of this for Shaw, the damage has already been done no matter what partial ‘solutions’ they might come up with now.

The way things are going for the Greens, National and NZ First we may end up with Labour in Government on their own with Act the main Opposition party.

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  1. Ray

     /  1st September 2020

    James Shaw and the word drongo seem to be creeping ever closer.
    What is it about the Greens and elections?

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  2. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  1st September 2020

    It’s not Just Shaw’s problem..It’s the entire Government.
    Hipkins admitted on RNZ News this morning that there is no Cabinet oversight of the shovel-ready projects.

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  3. Fight4nz

     /  1st September 2020

    I was thinking the funding for a private school was ridiculous and wildly excessive. On the other hand, with the number of roadblocks the Greens have put in front of them, it felt like Shaw had a brain-fart when he realised he could get this through. But I hadn’t realised the place was full of whack jobs. Abort any way possible would be my advice.
    Labour and ACT alone, intriguing for these very unprecedented times.

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  4. John J Harrison

     /  1st September 2020

    Pete, this was nothing less than a well timed “ hit job “ on Shaw by his “ friends “ in government.
    The $12 million involved is a mere bagatelle to the $ Billions that have been sprayed about by Jones, Robinson, Hipkins and Parker who collectively sign off on amounts exceeding $1 million.
    Making this a gift and not a loan to Green multi- millionaires is the icing on the cake.
    For their own political reasons both Labour and NZ First want the Greens gone.
    Predictably most votes will go to Labour as Peters and his pathetic party are history and everyone knows it.
    This graphically demonstrates how dumb Shaw is in not seeing what an absolute catastrophe this is for his Looney Left party.
    His failed attempt to “ un-ring the bell” once this hit the media was also beyond pathetic.
    It only assured that Robinson and Hipkins flatly stated that under no circumstance would they reconsider generous grant which will ensure the belated demise of this socialist/communist party.
    Fantastic !

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    • Fight4nz

       /  1st September 2020

      Then JJH reminds me of the whack jobs that come with the ACT ticket and I am less intrigued.

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      • John J Harrison

         /  1st September 2020

        Fight4nz, delighted to remind you of the “ whack jobs “ on the ACT ticket.
        As you know there is only one in the House.
        That being David Seymour who, according to even the left wing media continually shows the “ whack jobs “ in Labour, NZ First and the Greens up for what they are.
        Fortunately, in a few weeks he will be joined by over 6 additional members who will have no hesitation in keeping the National Ministers honest.

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  5. Blazer

     /  1st September 2020

    Shaw at least fronted up and admitted he made a big mistake.

    What is telling and concerning is that the greens hardcore supporters are trying to unpick the whole programme to justify his…..screw up.

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    • He didn’t front up, he was outed and had no option but to admit it (eventually)

      This revelation about the crystals and other things will not his image any good at all.

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  6. John J Harrison

     /  1st September 2020

    Pete, I have just watched the 30 minute stand – up mea-culpa by Shaw and Davidson.
    Shaw confirmed that Treasury did not support his loopy “ pet project “ but would not produce the official papers leading to this self – made disaster.
    But that was not the worse take of the slow moving train wreck.
    Davidson had the temerity to provide a lengthy answer to a question totally in Maori.
    Shaw, the many journalists nor the 100’s thousands watching had a clue what this arrogant women had to contribute to the Greens demise.
    ACT have now demanded the evidence of the official advise through the select committee process.
    It’s all over Rover for a Labour / Greens coalition in 2020 or in the distant future.
    ACT and National will now ensure that ALL ministers involved , together with the official advice become a feature of this election.
    Let the sun shine in and the socialists / communists out !

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    • Duker

       /  1st September 2020

      And the money for Rio Tinto back in 2011..around $30 mill
      And the Money for Media Works in 2014..around $30 mill ( they later went bust with an outstanding tax bill of another $30 mill)
      and the $900 mill plus for Chorus in 2012
      Did Treasury approve any of those handouts ?

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      • John J Harrison

         /  1st September 2020

        Duker, well you are the one desperately trying to deflect with aged crap, why don’t you tell us all the answer.
        Just as well you did not watch QT this afternoon.
        [Delete, don’t make assertions about others – PG], had to admit that the $12 million he pushed for months for the Green school was done so even though it was rejected by Treasury, but worse, did not have a license to operate – AND STILL DOSN’T !
        Insane and criminal, but not when the socialists / communists are involved.

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  7. duperez

     /  1st September 2020

    The grant to the Whangaruru charter school which fell over was a good one. Remember that? Remember Hekia Parata being asked about how they (we) were going to get the money back from the farm that we had bought them? Remember her not answering with the ‘all in old time’ approach?

    How did that all work out? The farm gone just like her? Giving private outfits money for schools is good. Depending.

    Remember private school Wanganui Collegiate being bailed out? Remember Minister Parata accepting advice and being against it? Remember the cabinet old boys club overruling her? Remember Chestier Borrows, the MP for Whanganui, being in Cabinet, the Minister for Courts and Wanganui Collegiate? Giving private outfits money for schools is good. Depending.

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    • John J Harrison

       /  1st September 2020

      Duperez, yet another total deflection fail !
      Shaw, Davidson et al are absolutely finished.
      I realize this will greatly upset their few remaining supporters but their continued screeching from the Socialist / Communist song sheet is a complete turn off for the right thinking in our country.

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      • duperez

         /  1st September 2020

        Okay, I accept it’s a deflection fail for you. As an example of the right thinking in our country did you mind when the Socialist / Communist song sheet had money being given to private schools and it wasn’t the Greens doing it.

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      • duperez

         /  1st September 2020

        As an aside, is continued screeching bad? Or does it depend on whose song sheet is being used? Not deflection this time, giving you scope for reflection.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  1st September 2020

      Whangaruru was always ridiculous, but hey, Maori! As you rightly say: Giving private outfits money for schools is good. Depending.

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      • Duker

         /  1st September 2020

        Charter schools was whose BIG idea?
        and who was the underling to Hekia Parata who handled the charter schools ?
        “ACT leader David Seymour, who is under-secretary to Parata and oversees charter schools, said currently the land is owned by the trust and what happened to it was subject to negotiations.
        “Most people would say the right thing to do is they should return it to the Crown if they’re not using it for the purpose it was originally given, but that’s going to be a matter for commercial negotiations,” he said.
        When asked whether the trust was legally obliged to return the land to the Crown, Seymour said that wasn’t a question he could answer.”
        “”Much of the taxpayer funding used to establish this school was spent buying an 81-hectare farm. It’s now up to Hekia Parata to recoup this money and put it back into educating kids
        https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/75177381/hekia-parata-to-close-failing-whangaruru-charter-school
        <b* a lack of basic literacy and numeracy underpinning qualification credits achieved

        Gee fund a school , which then buys a farm with the money

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        • duperez

           /  1st September 2020

          Saint Seymour can do not wrong. All the hypocritical things just pass by with a smile of the boyish face.

          Maybe the downticker could explain how what you outlined is okay. As sure as hell if it were a Labour Minister involved in such a decision as the responsible under-secretary, and got rid of by saying it ‘wasn’t a question he could answer,’ Seymour would have press releases out and would be on all the TV news programmes blathering about it and have the dimwit supporters tut-tutting.

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  8. James Shaw’s problems keep growing. He and co-leader Marama Davidson fronted up to media today with more apologies and assurances the same decision wouldn’t be made again, but that was followed by what looks like another leak from within the Government:

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  9. John J Harrison

     /  1st September 2020

    Pete, you just beat me to it.
    He has lied outright and by omission.
    In fact what he has done is nothing less than blackmail both Labour and NZ First.
    Tomorrow in the House will be guy fawkes explosive.
    Look forward to the government tearing itself apart.

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    • He certainly gave the impression on the news when this first came up that he had little option but to sign the thing off, being one among many.

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      • Blazer

         /  1st September 2020

        This David rooster is donkey deep….

        ‘When asked whether the trust was legally obliged to return the land to the Crown, Seymour said that wasn’t a question he could answer.”
        “”Much of the taxpayer funding used to establish this school was spent buying an 81-hectare farm.’

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        • John J Harrison

           /  1st September 2020

          As usual Blazer is a decade late and a $1 short.
          Get up with the current play !
          Shaw could do with your sage advise right now Blazer – as his party spectacularly implodes.
          Labour and NZ First are doing a great job feeding leaked e mails to Ardern’s fan girl , Tova.
          Keep it up, only good can come of it.
          Eh Blazer ?

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        • What a revolting expression.

          You make it seem as if he said the remark in quotes, which isn’t what he said at all. He actually said something quite different.

          He did not sign off almost $12,000,000 for a school with beliefs akin to his own and bludgeon others into doing this by refusing to sign off other community projects unless they agreed to fund a private school’s new buildings. Nor did he make an attempt to get the money back.

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