Friday, 19 November 2010

Sunday Herald's Bevan Hurley Pulls the Race Card

Nothing much is happening down at Tabloid the Sunday Herald.

I got a call from, to put it mildly, a wanker called Bevan Hurley from that paper about noon today regarding some comments I made on Darren Hughes Facebook page about Kris Faafoi.

This is what I said:

"Darren, even a monkey put in that seat for Labour would win. Kris is that monkey.

The real question is how many votes will the Nats take off Labours majority and I am guessing it will be substantial, even though you guys are using union mone...y and time and driving voters to the booths.

I will put a thousand bucks your majority will drop like the economy should Labour be lucky enough to win in Nov 2011."

Bevan then asked me if I was going to apologise for these "offensive remarks" and I basically said no because I didn't see then as offensive.

He then told me my comments were racist and that I needed to apologise. He then asked whether I was affiliated with any political party to make a possible story fit his column and I am of course not aligned to anybody.

He then told me something like "monkey" was a derogatory term used to to insult black players in some football league and I said I was unaware of that and I would have used the term monkey whether Kris was black, white, brown, pink blue, yellow, green, fawn, sandy bay blue or forrest hill green, - you put a Labour Monkey (the animal I must point out if you are reading Bevan)in a safe Labour seat like that and it is going to win - I could well have used the animals gorilla, whale, dolphin, dog, sheep, pig, horse etc but I may have offended animal lovers.

He told me I must live in an isolated world and not seen much of it (oh if you only knew Bevan the things I could tell you) if I didnt know the term monkey was "offensive" but surely Bevan must have listened in english class or learned latter on in life that the term, "so simple even a monkey can do it", is more widely known than his obscure upper-class reference to soccer in Europe.

I asked whether he had nothing better to do than to harass me, I am nobody important and I added that if if Kris was a white guy would you be ringing me up and hassling me and accusing me of being a racist?

I knew the answer because that is why I asked the question and the answer was of course,

No.

Bevan you are about as low and muck raking as one can go and it just shows that some go out of their way to be offended even though there is no offense perpetrated.

Shame on you and your filthy ilk.

The Full Facebook Exchange

Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes Tau Henare just told me National will win Mana. So I said "how about a bet" - he was only prepared to wage $5! So I think even the Nats are expecting to welcome Kris Faafoi as a new MP after Saturday!

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    • Darren Rickard
      Darren, even a monkey put in that seat for Labour would win. Kris is that monkey.

      The real question is how many votes will the Nats take off Labours majority and I am guessing it will be substantial, even though you guys are using union mone...y and time and driving voters to the booths.

      I will put a thousand bucks your majority will drop like the economy should Labour be lucky enough to win in Nov 2011.





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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

List of schools ignoring National Standards

Below is the list of schools that will ignore national standards to be brought in during 2011. There are 225 schools out of just over 2000 which are ignoring the standards and should be avoided by parents if possible as the teaching standards and levels of education will generally be lower than at the other schools who will adopt the standards.

The teachers and principals at these schools do not want to tell parents how their kids are doing and therefore how well they are being taught.

These schools are also ignoring their direct employers, the Government and their indirect employers, parents, who wanted national standards when they voted National in 2008.

This is clearly a sackable offense. You can bet if I was an employee my employer would send me down the road for disobeying my directives.

This comes on top of teachers unions disrupting the education of 10s of thousands of children as they go on strike to get massive wage increases.

The List

Wellington
School Region
Birchville School
Avalon Intermediate
Martinborough School
Island Bay School
Taita Central School
Lyall Bay School
Paekakareki School
Fergusson Intermediate
St Michaels School Taita
St Bernadettes NaeNae
Koraunui School
Pomare School
Waitohou School Otaki
Maidstone Intermediate School
Miramar North School
Trentham School
Waikanae School
Mangaroa School
Wainuiomata Primary School
Natone School
Wainuiomata Intermediate
Corinna School
St Joseph's Levin
Bishop Viard
Windley School
Papaparaumu Beach School
Clyde Quay School
Khandallah School
Holy Family School
Brandon Intermediate

Tai Tokerau
Ruawai School
Kaiwaka School
Horeke School
Whangarei Intermediate
Kaitaia Primary School
Hikurangi Primary
Moerewa School
Kaikohe Intermediate School
Kawakawa School
Kaikohe East Primary
Paihia Primary
Maungatapere School
Whau Valley Primary School
Selwyn Park
Hora Hora Primary School
Totara Grove
Peria School
Kaeo Primary
Oruaiti School
Oromahoe School
Oturu School
Kamo Intermediate
Tauhoa School
Pukenui School
Kaitaia Intermediate
Pamapuria School
Ruakaka School
Tomarata School
Kohukohu Primary School

Canterbury
Ruawai School
Kaiwaka School
Horeke School
Whangarei Intermediate
Kaitaia Primary School
Hikurangi Primary
Moerewa School
Kaikohe Intermediate School
Kawakawa School
Kaikohe East Primary
Paihia Primary
Maungatapere School
Whau Valley Primary School
Selwyn Park
Hora Hora Primary School
Totara Grove
Peria School
Kaeo Primary
Oruaiti School
Oromahoe School
Oturu School
Kamo Intermediate
Tauhoa School
Pukenui School
Kaitaia Intermediate
Pamapuria School
Ruakaka School
Tomarata School
Kohukohu Primary School

Hawkes Bay
Flaxmere School
Nelson Park School
Peterhead School
Waipawa School
Bledisloe School
Irongate School
Pakowhai School

Southland
Ascot Community
Bluff Community
Donovan Primary
East Gore School
Fernworth Primary
Garston School
Isla Bank School
Lumsden School
New River School
Otautau School
Riversdale School
St Patrick's Invercargill
Salford School
Tisbury School
Waverley Park School
West Gore School

Waikato
Berkley Normal
Cambridge Primary School
Cargill Open Plan School
Deanwell School
Elstow-Waihou School
Glenview School
Gordonton School
Goodwood School
Hamilton North
Horotiu School
Kaihere School
Knighton School
Leamington School
Merivale School Tauranga
Morrinsville Primary
Newstead Model Country School
Opoutere School
Puahue School
Rangitoto School
Roto-o-Rangi School
St Columbas School
St Josephs School Waihi
St PiusX Catholic School
Tauwhare School
Te Kowhai School
Te Miro School
Te Rerenga School
Tokirima School
Waingaro School
Whenuakite School
Whitiora School

Auckland
Freemans Bay
Newton Central
Ponsonby Primary
Ponsonby Intermediate
Balmoral School
Dominion Road
Wesley Intermediate
Mt Eden Normal School
Edendale Primary
St Joseph's, Grey Lynn
Grey Lynn School
Westmere Primary
Valley School
Avondale Intermediate School
Sunnyvale School
Henderson North School
Willowbank School
Howick Intermediate
Anchorage Park School
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Sommerville Intermediate
Ramarama School
Konini School
Kelston Intermediate
Jean Batten School
Mangere East Primary
Manurewa South School
St Joseph's, Onehunga
Hillpark Primary School
Manurewa Intermediate
Clendon Park School
Randwick Park School
Greenmeadows Intermediate
Manurewa East School
Leabank Primary School
Takanini School
Mangere Bridge School
St Joseph's, Onehunga
Hillsborough Primary
May Road School
Mt Roskill Intermediate
Halsey Drive School
Monte Cecilia Catholic School, Hillsborough
Birkdale Primary School
Kauri Park School
Marlborough School
Vauxhall School
Target Road School
Torbay School
Beach Haven School
Sunnybrae Normal
Glenfield Primary
Murrays Bay Intermediate
Glen Eden Primary
Green Bay Primary
St Josephs Otahuhu
Fairburn Road School
Mt Richmond Special School
Otahuhu Primary School
Mayfield School
Flatbush School
Clover Park School
Bairds Mainfreight
Fergusson Intermediate School
Rongomai School
Chapel Downs School
Papakura Central School
Kingsford School
Papatoeote West School
Puhinui School
Papatoetoe Central
South Auckland SDA
Papatoetoe South
Snells Beach
Aka Aka School
Flanshaw Rd Primary
Swanson Primary
Finlayson Park School
Parkuranga Intermediate
Rowandale School

Otago
Waitati School
College St School
North East Valley Normal
Waihola District School
Green Island School
Musselburgh School
Macandrew Intermediate
Balaclava School
Cromwell School
Tahuna Normal Intermediate
Bradford School


c Darren Rickard 2010


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