'Cracking it' on welfare in Huntly

May 8, 2012 Full story: Manawatu Evening Standard 12

"There were places I had planned in my head. I saw the Gold Coast on TV and thought that was a lot better than Rainbows End had to offer". Then the unexpected happened.

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Since: May 11

Hastings, New Zealand

#1 May 9, 2012
..... get out of there!
Pakeha Bloke

Auckland, New Zealand

#2 May 9, 2012
Nice story erin monica, you like bringing Maori down you. Why dont you post positive Maori stories you egghead
Pakeha Bloke

Auckland, New Zealand

#3 May 9, 2012
*you like bringing Maori down DONT you* egghead

Since: Jan 11

New Zealand

#4 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
Nice story erin monica, you like bringing Maori down you. Why dont you post positive Maori stories you egghead
maybe she wants Maori to be in a more respected position.

or maybe she thinks burying her head in the sand helps no one

How do you get change to occur if you dont talk about the issues. I think she has plenty of positive things to say about her own people as well you know.
James

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
*you like bringing Maori down DONT you* egghead
Im sure she would, if there were any...

“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#6 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
Nice story erin monica, you like bringing Maori down you. Why dont you post positive Maori stories you egghead
"Positive Maori stories" Now there's an interesting concept, in all my years I cant recall any. I suppose part Maoris would claim Treaty settlements and whanua ora as positive Maori stories and to be fair the recipients of those rorts would probably veiw them as positive. The rest of us can see them and part Maoris for what they really are.

“Moumou Tangata ki te Po”

Since: Oct 11

Earth

#7 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
Nice story erin monica, you like bringing Maori down you. Why dont you post positive Maori stories you egghead
im sorry but.......... you wont find positive maori stories here......

unfortunately this is a maori bashing site, even tho it says nz forum at the top........

if you want positive maori stories, you will need to go elsewhere on the net......

this site is about making sure all new zealanders know that all maori are

1....unemployed

2...fat...

3...child killers

4...are in jail

5...ugly

6...dumb.....

7...violent

8...criminals

this site is like this because the majority of people who post here are :

1....misinformed

2...uneducated

3...nasty

4...have low self esteem......

i suggest you go to another site where maori achievement and success is acknowledged and valued.....maori.org.nz is one of the oldest...or you can try this site for some old fashioned maori values and world views.....
Anonymous

Hamilton, New Zealand

#8 May 9, 2012
Adam Rangiaho wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm(I'm not im) sorry but,(comma, not multiple fullstops) you wont find positive part maori stories here.(removed an abundance of fullstops)
U(new line or sentence starts with a capital letter)nfortunately,(that is called a comma) this is a part M(uppercase M, come on, bay)aori bashing site(because no positive news exists for part Maori's, even tho it says NZ(Countries, place names, names all start with capital letters, and abbreviations too) forum at the top.(again with the fullstops)
I(Capital bro, capital letter)f you want positive part maori stories, you will need to make some up.
T(Capital!)his site is about making sure all new zealanders know that all part M(FUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuu)aori are
1....unemployed
2...fat...
3...child killers
4...are in jail
5...ugly
6...dumb.....
7...violent
8...criminals
9...physically equivalent to Chinese
10...mentally challenged
T(Geez Louis!)his site is like this because the majority of people who post here are :
1....informed
2...educated
3...tell it how it is
4...have no self esteem issues......
I(...are you this stupid always Rangi?) suggest you go to another site where maori achievement and success is acknowledged and valued.(Only one fullstop please, wasting my bandwidth) maori.org .nz is one of most self centred where 100% of all their content is irrelevant to any of New Zealand's society
I couldn't agree more, Rangi

Since: May 11

Hastings, New Zealand

#9 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
Nice story erin monica, you like bringing Maori down you. Why dont you post positive Maori stories you egghead
Want to know the truth? i got out of there (Huntly) so its possible..

I do not put myself above anyone, that is a terrible approach to life and in turn i would only benefit psychologically which really achieves nothing.

I truly understand the position of these girls i even know one of them. There are absolutely no jobs in Huntly what so ever, countdown and rivermill are the biggest things you can look forward to and all the jobs are taken by fellow Huntly citizens who have no intention of giving up that job.

It is a very small town, with nothing to do. Look at the age of these girls, theyre in their late teens the next step is tertiary education right? bursary entry level requirements? highly unlikely. Internet? unlikely. Training courses? for what and where in that town? Its is obvious the ignorant statements being made by these girls, they do not know any better and have been misrepresented. Just look at the composition of that article and that photo, that guy walked around the street and talked to every possible "hoodlum" took notes of all their ignorant statements, slapped it on a newspaper.

My intention is not to try and justify their actions and be an excuse bringer for the maori in that town. I am simply giving you a context as to which these girls live in. The real agenda as you can see heavily present in the media is contraception to cut down the levels of DPB which is not a terrible idea. with that in mind the media should just try and push the idea of "if you have a baby you'd be no better off, you'd get the same amount as when you did not have children"

This form is media is presented to you in the worst way giving the implication that these are people who are sucking on your dollar nipple are unemployed gangster maori girls who love sex, drugs and alcohol and hate jobs. Hey hang on! its ok because a maori person is pointing this out so its not so "politically incorrect" i dont know any "Watane's" but i do know a couple of "Watene's" you'd be very very keen on the idea that yes get these bass tards of the DPB- you know your working class typical "taxpayer victim role"

You are being advertised a political idea with these opinion polls they are trying to skew and shape and subvert your beliefs to seem like they are your own and other people of NZ. Democracy has never been properly achieved so it is safe to assume that it is not politically achieved despite the term being used in government so it still can be manipulated by definition.

“Moumou Tangata ki te Po”

Since: Oct 11

Earth

#10 May 9, 2012
Maori Boy Dat Smells wrote:
<quoted text>
I couldn't agree more, Rangi.
you are:

1....unoriginal......

2...not clever.....

3...a copy cat....

4...not funny.....

you're just getting a tad tiresome.....we've heard it all before....over and over and over.......it's dumb.....

you constantly blast maori for not being constructive and sitting back and doing nothing to improve themselves....yet here you are day after day with the same old boring worthless shet jokes that we've come to expect from you over and over.........lame!!!!!1 dimensional, plagiarized nonsense....

you want attention? and this is the only place you can get that attention? fcukin sad pal......bummer for you.......

Since: May 11

Hastings, New Zealand

#11 May 9, 2012
Pakeha Bloke wrote:
*you like bringing Maori down DONT you* egghead
lifestory time *click*

Even though they may have been born and raised in an environment such as this it is not impossible to get away from it. I know. My family have done it twice. It is however very very difficult at times you have established "friends" enjoy the stability of being in one place. Familiarity is comfort, but there is such thing as a familiar ignorance, its called "group think" but on a geographical scale we'll call it "town mentality"

Huntly is not a ghetto "you call that a ghetto?" this is a ghetto

http://jpgmag.com/photos/1269044

I challenge the concept of nature vs nurture. I was raised in your typically perceived environment of maori but even as a little kid i knew that place was not where i was meant to be. I was different (different not meaning better) from my environment and had not even been tempted into that routine or what some may call lifestyle. so the concept of nurture and the environment around you having an impact on your attitude is untrue in my case. When i moved to Huntly there wasn't a heavy presence of drinking and alcohol. that was saved when the occasion permitted (such as birthdays)
there was an unconscious routine that was present in family members(its not bad its just sme old same old) I did not want to grow into that routine and have it define me too for the rest of my life.

I have been through those significant events that happen to a female.. i told myself "I define me!" and i am not going to let that person(s) get the best of me.

even though i was young, ignorant as hell, i knew there were meant to be big things ahead for me. sometimes in childhood i'd receive comments such as "you think you're clever" i think to my self i would like to be.

Looking at these girls with their "tough" exterior makes me a tad sad deep down inside they are still little girls, misled, without a direction, without a guide, without knowing how to get these things or even think about these things. THIS is the real issue. If they were educated, had these tools maybe they would formulate goals and not even perceive the DPB that way. I do not see them as dumb, i simply see a mental block. once that is acknowledged then maybe positive progress can be made. change is one of the most difficult things for people.

“Moumou Tangata ki te Po”

Since: Oct 11

Earth

#13 May 10, 2012
Erana Monika wrote:
<quoted text>Looking at these girls with their "tough" exterior
i didnt see that.......to me they look like normal everyday teens.......living a westernized lifestyle...in a poorer part of town.....i cant see any tough in their poses either...

myself and a few others in my whanau live in 'tin shacks'....with no power.....no clean water...candles...one gas ring and a fireplace....

its the same with the whanau in the east/west/south and up the top......

to us, living in huntly would be luxurious...nice roof on the house with walls...running hot water..even runnin cold alone...would be luxury.

still...at least we are free as.......

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