Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Envirologue: Swamp Monsters – the…,

    I’ve seen a few references to this informative post in recent days.

    Who would have thought that the kauri would come back and bite in the last week of an election campaign? Ironically, also with a strange link to the Minister charged with fronting and sorting the mess.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Disabled floater voters:…,

    Of high importance is changing the culture of Work and Income so it becomes a helpful organisation not a punitive one. Labour and Greens have both promised action on this. Quite a complex issue but leadership from the top (ie the Government itself) would be a good start.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Where are all the polls at?,

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Is the tide turning for disabled…,

    Thank you DPA for this series. I had intended to write something disability/election related but am suffering from fuzzy brain from election-itis which means I can't concentrate long enough to finish anything. Instead a lot of time is wasted on arguments in social media.

    There are two policies I am hoping will become reality:

    1) An inquiry into historic abuse in state care (the starting of which is now in Jacinda's 100 day plan)
    2) An Aged Care Commissioner to highlight abuse and all the other issues in older disabled people (Labour/Green policy)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: The Surprisingly Sincere Up…,

    What if you can't talk?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The Driverless Road Ahead, in reply to Prudence,

    Jacinda Ardern says that metalwork was one of her favourite subjects at school. Perhaps she could incorporate your idea into her agenda. It would fit into their policies for education, night classes, employment and mental health.
    But we need a network of such workshops around NZ, not just one.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Access: The Driverless Road Ahead,

    I really hope that Specialisterne sets up in NZ. I've been a fan of the idea since hearing Thorkil Sonne speak about it many years ago. It wouldn't suit my family, but could provide real employment opportunities for many.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment,

    That is Andrew Kirton, with the two tone collar, in some of the photos. Labour Party general sec and campaign manager. Same generation as Jacinda.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: That escalated quickly ..., in reply to steven crawford,

    The arts are lots of things. It means access to music, art,crafts and museums for school kids. It means support for ballet,dance, drama and theatres. It means supporting and valuing creative people. It means investing in public broadcasting. It means respecting our built and cultural heritage. It means supporting the humanities as well as science and engineering. All that stuff that enriches our society.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: That escalated quickly ..., in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Further to my comment a couple of days ago about the enthusiasm by Jacinda and Grant for investment in the arts and the role of the arts generally, following in the footsteps of Peter Fraser and Helen Clark. In the minor reshuffle Jacinda keeps Arts, Heritage and Culture and makes Grant Associate. Good news for the future.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3092 posts Report Reply

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