Teacher Beaten Unconscious By Student

We’re saddened to  learn of yet another act of violent savagery in a New Zealand school. The Herald has published an account of a south Auckland schoolteacher who was beaten unconscious in a school corridor in Mangere at lunchtime last Friday. South Auckland school teacher was beaten unconscious by a student as he checked corridors…

Kiwifruit Dumped After Typhoid Scare, TB In Te Puke

Day’s after a televised broadcast of NZ Prime Minister John Key defending his country’s 100% Pure image on the BBC’s Hardtalk, the Bay of Plenty Times is running the story that tonnes of Kiwifruit have been pulled from the market after a Typhoid scare. “Kiwifruit worth $800,000 – including some bound for overseas markets –…

NZ Teachers Need More Power To Protect Themselves

Following yesterday’s stabbing of  Steve Hose, a 53 year old maths teacher at Te Puke High School, the Secondary Principals Association says that teachers need to have more power to protect themselves against violence in New Zealand’s classrooms. It’s a far, far cry from the safe, low-crime image that the country tries to portray abroad.…

Another Teacher Stabbed in NZ Classroom

Another male teacher, 53 year old  Steve Hose who teaches maths, has been stabbed by a student with a knife whilst teaching. He has two daughters The assault allegedly took place in front of a class of 24 students at Te Puke High School in the Western Bay of Plenty at 11am today: “Tauranga police…