Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But I do occasionally buy whiteware and am looking forward to having a regular income in the form of the National Superannuation Universal Basic Income (after years of irregularity of income), so will likely become more of a consumer.

    I do miss TVNZ7 - there were so many good programmes on it such as the democratisation of understanding of the justice system via the Court Report.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…,

    By the way I mentioned the Taxpayer's Union in my submission to a parliamentary select committee hearing on the Election Access Fund Bill. This Bill, developed by Mojo Mathers and taken on by Chloe Swarbrick, provides a specialised fund to support disabled people as candidates for general elections. It could fund essential support like NZSL interpreters or transport.

    But you can imagine how the Taxpayers Union would dig up information about individuals or organisations and make a trolling fuss. They once publicly objected to Mojo travelling to Masterton to talk on community radio. So the Bill needs to have safeguards against such attacks.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…,

    I really like Spinoff TV - particularly that it is fronted by two smart women and does actually mention the news. Unfortunately, when it began it clashed with Coronation Street (and there are many of us who need that on a Friday night) and is now on too late for me. I try and catch up with it later. But then I'm from a demographic that no one cares about so it doesn't matter what I watch or when.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

    Thanks Rosemary and Sacha. I can't find the full report - maybe it hasn't been publicly released yet. A friend of mine also has an adult with a large care package but says it is like chocolate. You might have the money for high quality chocolate but there are no specialty chocolate shops in the region where you live. So if you want chocolate you have no choice but to go with whatever is available. (Only she puts it more colourfully than that).
    And then be told that you don't deserve good chocolate anyway as you are second class humans.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: I Am: An authentic autism…,

    Thanks for this. This documentary seems to have had a largely positive response on Facebook from people with autism and families.

    Of course the other side is is Ashley Peacock's situation - 40 and (still) locked up for much of the last 15 years, with long periods in seclusion - and with parents worn out from advocacy for him but powerless.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    This is a fascinating thread of great historical significance. Since August 2014 over 650,000 views and 2000 comments. I suspect it still has a way to go. I do hope it is being carefully archived.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive,

    We used to have a NZ Guidelines Group with a team of researchers highly skilled in analysing and grading scientific evidence. This whole saga shows why we need such an independent and skilled team in a public agency so the process cannot be captured by any interest group.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Of value in and of itself,

    Best wishes with your research.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Stroppy parents and battling…,

    The Wellington City Council has recently decided to restore the Basin Reserve stand. That was the site of the temporary venue for the school while the Coromandel Street site was developed. I hope there is a plaque or something in the restored building to record this important little piece of Wellington's disability history.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Fighting seclusion with…,

    Never been an incident when he is out of that place including to the hospital, beaches, cafes etc. Just needs good caring carers and some peace and quiet. Those injuries are not self-inflicted.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

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