All my best wishes for your Splore experiences, folks. I'll be up to it again sometime.
Redmer Yska digs even deeper to find the totally forgotten weekly entertainment magazine published by the owners of the Truth newspaper in the 1950s: Joy
A Bruno Lawrence connection - brilliant.
an important function of state broadcasters of record is their role in disasters
Radio NZ have once again been exceptional covering today's Chch wildfires. Mind you, it was TV3's Hamish Clark who earned awards for his immediate post-eqnz footage.
Fairfax story has Minister Dunne agreeing with Ministry line.
While there's a loophole in New Zealand's law that allows people to bring back 30 days worth of a prescribed drug from overseas - the law only applies to those drugs approved under federal, not state law, because border control is covered by federal law.
Elixinol isn't legal under federal law, so while Kiwis can pick up a prescription in places such as Colorado and California, taking it out of the country is illegal.
"It raises the possibility, and I can't say this absolutely, but I suspect on that basis that what we did in the Renton case was probably illegal, because he sourced Elixinol out of the US," Dunne said.
Mr Dunne approves of the story's veracity.
Another recent case I missed of a disabled person being punished by the system for her region's lack of accessible housing.
Ministry disability support services group manager Toni Atkinson said there were many autistic people who did not need disability support.
There was no need to improve training for carers, and autism support was not under-resourced, she said.
What a disgusting attitude. Families and advocates must just be making it all up, eh.
RadioLive producer Anand Hira on Ministerial boldness.
... Peter Dunne said the decision would be shifted from the Associate Health Minster to the Ministry of Health. This isn't a big step, or even a new step. Remember - the Associate Health Minister got control of this decision by shifting to to his office from the Ministry of Health. The only red tape removed here by Peter Dunne was put there by Peter Dunne.
Meanwhile, those suffering in pain still face a similar red tape.
Common sense broke free for a day. And the madness of hope spread like wildfire. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne bests the criminal once more and drags it back to its cell.
Where is Ashley Peacock now?
Still expensively stuck in that dire prison, according to the select committee's annual review of that DHB.
If only we all shared Dunne's "confidence in the Ministry of Health to handle the process in its entirety from now on."
What's the bet the number of approvals actually goes down?
The petition would call for an over-arching agency to be set up
That has been a rallying call for many years. Pros and cons.
Main benefit is one place to go that understands the experience of disability. Ministry of 'Health' still seems to believe it's about being sick longer before getting back to 'normal'. Having only a rehabilitation academic on this govt's social welfare change committee did not help that at all.