The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday – 17th September 2021


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  1. So is Judeaths leadership really in jeopardy and is Soimon making a comeback. Having watched Soimon on TV he seems to have matured and I actually saw he wasn’t and isn’t as bad as many might think. He was never given a decent go at the leadership, and by that I mean an opportunity to be elected as he was rolled prematurely. I think National panicked and made a big mistake when Bridges may have done better than who they currently have. I also think Luxon who is supposingly waiting in the wings (on advice from John) will be waiting for a very long time, after listening to him speak on political issues he has long way to go to get up to par and too many of his views are outdated old school. As a country we cant afford to go backwards and running a country is not the same as running an airlines.

  2. Easy – run down everyone who is suffering from having modern n4eolib econmics interfere with their life path.
    McMillan disagreed with the comments from councillor Lynette Lovett, who had a crack at “young entitled people” in the 16 to 24-year age-group as being a factor in the district’s labour shortage.
    “I’ve got a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old and they’ve both got jobs and they work hard,” McMillan said.
    “We’re elected to have our say and she’s entitled to her views.”
    Lovett’s views have drawn wide-spread public reaction, and mostly negative, on various news sites around the country.
    Comments at the same meeting on Wednesday by fellow councillor Rodger Letham, who said “parenting and education” was the problem and it was not a matter for local government, added to the controversy.

    The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs is trying to do something for the young, and help them into employment, unlike ‘know-all’ talking heads spelling out Death capitalism.

    1 MTFJ launches new “Work Exposure” fund – Mayors Taskforce … › news-and-media › mtfj-launch…
    25/11/2020 — The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) has established a “Work Exposure” fund … available jobs with young people who are looking for work; take…
    2 Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Employer Information – Central … › assets › Uploads › 0…
    Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Employer Information – Central … › assets › Uploads › 0… PDF
    24/12/2020 — OR Look out for our Mobile Employment Hub. Its locations can be found on our Facebook page. 06 857 8060 http://www.chbdc.govt.nzPDF
    24/12/2020 — OR Look out for our Mobile Employment Hub. Its locations can be found on our Facebook page. 06 857 8060
    3 South Waikato youth to get hand up into jobs › our-council › news
    15/03/2021 — Twenty-five South Waikato youth not in employment education or training … by the South Waikato District Council and Mayors Taskforce for Jobs
    4 MTFJ celebrates Community Recovery Programme’s 500th … › 2021-media-releases › mtfj-ce…
    9/02/2021 — The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is celebrating a significant milestone, having guided 500 mostly young and Covid-19 displaced workers into
    As the government is looking likely to remove responsibility for freshwater, wastewater, and stormwater from territorial local authorities, councillors have been asking what councils may look like afterwards, and what will be their focus.
    Under the Local Government Act councils have a legislative responsibility for the cultural, social, environmental and economic well-being of their communities – the four well-beings.
    And this is one of the reasons why Ōtorohanga and the Mayors’ Task Force For Jobs, a nation-wide programme which had its origins in the district, is attracting outside attention.
    Mayor Max Baxter is the chair of a now national organisation which received positive media attention following the Covid-19 lockdowns.

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