Posts by John Holley

  • Hard News: After Len,

    The FTE count may be lower, but you need the "fire alarm" count, which is how many people leave the building in an evacuation. The consultant/contractor/temp count is quite high I understand.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Refugee fear-mongering must stop, in reply to Russell Brown,

    When you see it up close and personal, you understand why people risk their lives for the chance to live in the west.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Refugee fear-mongering must stop,

    If you want to see the scale of this issue across Syria and Africa (refugees and IDPs) have a look at the UNHCR portal.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Political palatability and…,

    The sad thing is we have always had the ability for communities with special interests/character to set up schools and have state funding. They are called integrated schools.

    The difference between integrated and charter schools? Integrated school proprietors have skin in the game as they have to fund property and, effectively, carry some fiscal risk so they can achieve their "special character".

    No such risk is carried by charter school proprietors. It is a license to transfer tax payer funding into private pockets with nil financial risk.

    Privatise the profits, socialise the losses.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The disabled soldier “problem”,

    We all need to remember that this is still a contemporaneous issue. We have had 1000s of NZers on operations in war zones in the last decade – Timor Leste, Afghanistan etc. While we have had some with physical injuries, which are often highly visible, on the other hand, PTSD is also there – say between 5-15% rate depending on the mission (some are obviously worse than others). So there are a significant numbers of “vets”, some in their early 20s, who are psychologically disabled.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Anzac Day II,

    Well, I was one of the lucky ones at ANZAC Cove this year. Here are some of my reflections:

    Reflections on ANZAC Day at Gallipoli
    Slow time through Gallipoli, 26th April

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    It's not difficult, to access US content,. No VPN/software needed, just a change in A DNS settings.

    Spark/telecom/gen-i has a history of being a late follower. They have based business cases on things like Lightbox and NZ Datacentres on some pretty flawed assumptions around the disruption UFB and offshore cloud SAAS/IAAS/PAAS.

    Flawed investments are not the responsibility of the consumer to cover.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    If folk want to read what it is like to train troops in Iraq get this book:

    The Snake Eaters

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Te Reo Māori in schools:…,

    I was lucky, as the son of a soldier, my primary school days had meant my classes had a mix of brown and white faces, but that changed at secondary school :(

    What I am eternally grateful is being part of an organisation, Ngati Tumataenga (The NZ Army), that embraces and supports te reo Māori and tikanga Māori. We are not perfect, but I do know that it stands us apart from our allies whom we work with. It is something we all treasure and are immensely proud of.

    Some background if you are not familiar with the journey the NZ Army has undergone - it doesn't happen over night - it takes decades

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Two roads lead to the city,

    Is it 3 down to pedestrian crossing (Pt Chev) and 2 lights controlled crossings (city side and MOTAT side)? The graphic isn't explicit.

    This is our route (including Miss 6) to Western Springs from Kingsland so some clarity would be great.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

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