Gordon Bennett! Paula is Taking Names. Again

Government minister Paula Bennett has got herself into yet another Twitter privacy stoush after demanding someone make their name public on the social networking site. Diversionary tactics are commonplace in New Zealand (Prime Minister Key got himself thrown out of parliament yesterday, rather than answer questions). But one minister in particular has a creepy, more…

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…