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Hard News: Where your money goes

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  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Hey Islander, does this help your embedding?

    Try two of these [
    Then paste the url (http:// .....)
    then do a pipe like | (the one above the \)
    then say what you want (eg disovery news born animal)
    then do two of these ]
    I always give this it's own line or two if needed.When you preview it will have what you wrote after the |
    When it's youtube and only youtube you just copy the whole url and paste on Public Address at the reply box. I give it its own line as well but your preview wont show up the youtube link until you post it so it does feel like a bit of a gamble each time. Good luck.
    Discovery news Born Animal

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Oh Sofie. The headbanging parrot is delicious.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The headbanging parrot is delicious.

    Have ya seen the Michael Jackson tribute he does and there is a Back Street Boys number as well. not sure which one he sings in but it's one of those. He is pretty.. oh so pretty. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Eade,

    The person (not a he) didnt want my help on global warming -they wanted my personal & credit card details.

    They almost certainly wanted you to join the green movement because it's a movement that doesn't take money from political parties or business because taking money from either institution is a corruption of its goals.

    It needs neutrality.It has a pretty decent record of results too because it is fronted by crazy bastards who sail into nuclear testing sites and into the paths of huge whaling ships.

    So they need you. ....but you obviously got a very bad pitch , possibly from an overseas student who is passionate about her earth but not so skilled in the nice words you have to say to get peoples attention to the worlds number one problem.

    Lets get those crazy bastards out again and get this pollution shit solved in one generation.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Thanks Sofie! Giovanni offered advice too. I think my inner geek is - nonexistent...

    Jeremy E - I support Sea Shepherd. (I was a member of Project Jonah over 30 years ago.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Eade,

    I support anyone who says solve global warming now.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Before it solves us.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Elizabeth Sanderson,

    Hi Rick, would it be possible to ask to whom the $6,795 in salaries was paid to, as shown in the 2008 financial statement of Invitation Only Events? Also are the Kidscan people drawing salaries from any other (undeclared) sources? I read with interest with Ho5 story. Will anyone be actually answering the question re: exaplanation over how the Howlett Foundation was run as opposed to just saying "we don't work for that charity anymore?" Are Julie and Karl still on the Board of this charity?

    Auckalnd • Since Aug 2009 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Craaaazy. The more I find out about the laws governing (or rather, not governing) charities in NZ, the more I feel sure that there is enormous potential for bogus "charities" to screw the system.

    QFT -- what is the road to Hell paved with again?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Elizabeth Sanderson,

    I think perhaps the most interesting thing about the Kidscan situation is not just the Kidscan issue of what percentage went to the children, but that this situation considered together with the Doug Howlett Foundation and the disparity of income vs expenses (of which were paid the Julye and Karl). An explanation from Kidscan in regards to the debt the Howlett Foundation holds would (hopefully) explain why this debt has come to be especially in light of Kidscan's own Financial Policy which states:

    There will always be two Trustee signatories on each cheque written
    Any individual or closely related payments totalling $30,000 or over will need approval from the Board before payment
    Any cheques for any of the above must be signed by one or two of the other Trustees dependent on amount
    A financial report for the preceding period (two months) will be provided for each executive meeting
    n annual budget will be decided by the Board in December each year and any expenditure over the budgeted amount must be approved by the Board
    No overdraft facilities will be entered into without the written consent of the Board
    Payment of GST and PAYE by the due date will be the responsibility of the Office Manager
    Financial accounts will be prepared annually by an independent Chartered Accountant
    An annual audit will be completed by April each year and an interim audit completed by September
    All records shall be kept for a minimum of seven years in a secure setting
    Back ups will be made of all financial documentation monthly and stored in a secure location off site

    Auckalnd • Since Aug 2009 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4442 posts Report Reply

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