I'm very happy no-one was imprisoned in that manslaughter case and hope non-custodial sentencing become the norm where there is no risk to the wider community.
It is clear they are ignorant but well meaning and this had tragic results. They need help and with that are no risk to the community.
Rather than punishment we should used prisons only to reduce risk to the community IMO.
Sophie @ Nats aren't enthusiastic, they're Insane in the Membrane.
Not to mention totally PC Gone Mad - banning txting in the car. I'm doing it right noooooooooooooo
I like Rugby and drinking, but not Rugby Heads. Anyone else planning to be a RWC Refugee?
We've only just come out of a school system designed to fail half the participants.
We have (for the moment) a system that at least tries to bring everyone up. As we now need an educated workforce.
Aside from the obvious agenda was anyone shocked that some kids who've had a bad run so far are also into drugs?
As for the Afghani & Opium. It's a crime that Afghanistan isn't the world supplier of legal Opium to the worlds pharmacies. Think of the Pharmacs savings with pure Opium being para imported.
No more Methadone programmes - go for the straight opium :p
s77 of the Ed. Act may say one thing, but the reality of the 1970s & 80s was that we used King James Bibles in my seemingly secular primary school, and had Christams plays, etc?
This was just what happened.
I've voted, have you?
Tom: "In a society which supposedly values secularism in education and egalitarianism and merit in society, ..."
What ever gave you that idea? State School, like our National Anthem, Courts, NZDF, Parliment etc, are all Anglican with some allowances for difference.
I feel a sense of shame that we were saved by Soft Rock. Maybe I should get over it and feel a little gratitude.
Welcome to the hotel California, do de doot doot doo, such a lovely place,....
I loved the Invers CD confimation of the Tsunami, a 17cm Tsunami.
It's all a conspiracy!
I blame the Masons and they won't be adding their witchcraft into anything in Fiji.
NZ Mason jailed over sorcery claims