Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Access: Disability as a wicked policy problem,

    I have to declare a small conflict of interest in the New Model evaluation. Many years ago when the tender came up I advised Evalue Research about some of the background and a suitable disability representative. When that representative got another job (hint - he has written posts here) I and others recommended Martin Sullivan replace him. A couple of years ago I helped set up some of the interviews although I didn't participate in any of them. I haven't read the final report but I respect the skills of that team.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2474 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Disability as a wicked policy problem,

    Thanks for these reports. At least some reports and evaluations don't end up in a big black hole. Worth keeping to check back on in 10 years time and see if anything has changed.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2474 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody has one,

    It is sad that we will never see stories about Pike River, Health and Safety legislation or Christchurch earthquake issues on the light-weight Story. Instead we get endorsements of that rape-culture-endorsing Edge radio station.

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  • Hard News: Everybody has one,

    Hosking wanted to be a broadcaster from the age of 12. Five years later he was at Radio Windy, writing advertising copy and smoking 20 cigars a day. Now, at just 25, his voice is familiar to 200,000 people between Radio Northland in Whangarei and Radio Southland in Invercargill .... First you see the suit, as you are supposed to. It's pinstripe, double-breasted, offset by a Pierre Cardin white shirt with a slash of red tie descending to cover the buttons. The tie is doubly secured with a gold tie pin and combination medallion...his hair ... is swept into a Byronesque coif which gives him a couple of ersatz inches ... He drove around in a 1969 Mk1 Daimler Sovereign .. He joined the Daimler club ... sold it, bought a 15-bedroom, two -storey house in Port Chalmers.. He has a wine collection of 200 bottles....'I'm a money person, I'm a capitalist. I'm to the right of Roger Douglas. ...He says that TV is "all crap".. We also learn that the smokes 6 cigars each show and that Winston Peters is a fan. Tim Wilson has fun in a North and South article from 1990 (that I just came across while researching something totally unrelated)

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  • Access: Disability abuse: it’s not OK,

    The Minister has now said she herself will apologise to affected individuals, but she does not get that idea that the State allowed abuse, so the State must apologise. That means the PM and Governor General and formally and seriously. Plus ongoing restorative processes.

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  • Access: Disability abuse: it’s not OK,

    The issue of historic abuse won't go away. The Confidential Listening and Assistance Service has now been closed but their last report highlights numerous examples of abuse and injustice (clever journalist embedded link to OIA'd report in this article). This government doesn't care but a future one will have to have an inquiry and an apology. A fast track process is not the same as a morally restorative State apology. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/71388571/generation-of-children-brutalised-in-state-care-wont-get-public-apology

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2474 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Sky Trench,

    NZTA people are obviously not cyclists.
    They also got it very wrong on Wellington's silly flyover too, but fortunately the people eventually won.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…, in reply to Tia King,

    Thanks for that Tia

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2474 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Persistent Polio,

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  • Access: Disability as a wicked policy problem,

    Another issue to make submissions on (as if we didn't have enough to do!). The Justice review on family violence could be detrimental for adults with autism etc who are susceptible to sensory related meltdowns. There is already a major lack of support for them and their families. But it is a good chance to tell the government about the realities. Thanks to community campaigner Mike Grigg of Wainuiomata who has already raised the issue in this recent article.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/71044767/autistic-boys-father-fears-for-son-under-family-violence-review

    Info about the review and link to (very large) discussion document. Responses due 18 September.

    http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/fresh-look-family-violence-laws

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2474 posts Report Reply

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