Gunman Opens Fire in McDonald’s, Gun Discharged During Petrol Station Robbery. Is Gun Crime out of Control in NZ?

New Zealand’s growing reputation for violent crime took a turn for the worse today. Armed police shot dead a man who fired-off a high powered rifle at a McDonald’s restaurant in Upper Hutt, Wellington, at around 12.40pm. Video taken by a bystander: At a press conference outside the Upper Hutt police station Wellington District Commander Superintendent…

Dumb Down, If You Want To Get A Job In NZ

Edward Gay in The Herald is telling the story of a graduate who was allegedly told to by the Department of Work and Income ( WINZ) to remove her degree and experience from her CV if she wanted to find short term work. “Work and Income staff told a woman with a university bachelor degree…

Would You Like A Future With That? The Burgerization of McZealand, Up To $16,000 A Head (updated)

Update: The Dom Post is carrying a story today saying “McDonald’s restaurants will receive up to $16,000 a year of taxpayers’ money every time it recruits a beneficiary under a partnership with Work and Income.That’s potentially a $112 million bill for the tax payer. New Zealand already has the world’s greatest number of McDonalds restaurants…

Kiwiburger Ads

Much is being made of the iconic ‘Kiwi Burger’s’ return in New Zealand at the moment, so for our overseas readers here are some YouTube links to ads…..so you can see what the fuss is all about.1999 Kiwiburger Ad 2009 Kiwiburger Ad (ironically advertising a ‘Big OE’ prize)