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The future of the public service – public meeting in Ōhāriu

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, August 25th, 2014 - 12 comments
Categories: election 2014 - Tags: , ,

Labour’s candidate for Ōhāriu, Virginia Andersen, is hosting a public meeting in Wadestown this Wednesday where Maryan Street will talk about the future of the public service under Labour.

  • 7:30-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 27 August
  • St Luke’s Church, Wadestown

You can RSVP on the Facebook page.

12 comments on “The future of the public service – public meeting in Ōhāriu ”

  1. Weepus beard 1

    We’ve seen what the current government has done to the public service. Their ideological itch has been obsessively scratched without any thought to the bleeding that comes after.

    Meat left on Chinese wharves.
    Tainted milk products.
    Police officers not sworn in, twice.
    Attempted sexual assailant allowed to leave the country.

    I’m sure there’s more to this list of bungles that can be laid squarely at the feet of the current government’s policy of penny pinching in the public Sector.

    Please contribute!

  2. Weepus beard 2

    Can I say that were I in Karori on Wednesday night I’d go along to this meeting just to see Ginny Andersen? I’m not at all sure why the good people of Karori would vote for the bowtie given his behaviour in the last 12 months.

    • Nordy 2.1

      I think you’ll find Karori is still in Wellington Central. It was Wadestown that has transferred to Ohariu from Wellington Central.

  3. D'Esterre 3

    @ Weepu’s Beard: I too would like to be there, but cannot.
    I’d be surprised if the voters of Ohariu were willing to give Dunne another 3 years, given what “Dirty Politics” reveals. To any voters who haven’t yet read it, I urge you to do so before election day.
    On the job front, fewer, more casualised jobs in the public service: much harder for young job seekers to get a toehold on the career ladder. That’s how it looks to me.

  4. philj 4

    Public service has been devalued and we have lost a quality public broadcaster. TVNZ, and Radio NZ is steadily declining In quality. Funding freeze for five years is now squeezing the life out of it, and a right wing commercial oriented board of control.

  5. Sylvan Woods 5

    Does anyone know any recent poll results for Ohariu electorate votes? I want to vote strategically to get Dunne out, but is Ginny coming second? Or should I vote for the National candidate?

    Any inside info would be good to know.

    • Nordy 5.1

      Why would you want to replace one right wing politician with another? The outcome for the electorate and the country would not change.

    • Jesus Wept 5.2

      That’s not helpful Nordy and you know it
      SW vote for the Labour candidate, greens are supposed to do likewise. The National barrrstarrrds are voting botoxtied. geddit.

  6. Sylvan Woods 6

    Thanks Jesus. I just wondered whether the Nat voters might rebel against instructions and vote for the National candidate but I guess they see Dunne as a compliant toady.

    Nordy, the main point is getting rid of a disgraceful turncoat local MP, and because UF will probably get less than 1%, doesn’t that make Dunne an overhang? IE extra right wing seat?

    • Nordy 6.1

      The main point is to change this disgraceful and corrupt government – therefore as far as I am concerned in Ohariu it would be 2 ticks for Labour.

  7. politikiwi 7

    Bugger, can’t make that.

    Virginia Anderson did come door knocking at my place on Sunday, though, I’m told. Which is great.

    I’ve never had Peter Dunne come around for a cuppa and a chat. Which is probably just as well as I’d be very tempted to slam the door on his face.

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