Far from being bottom up and community run, the Mayor’s Demarcation Zone plan for the
Far North is a central government, public policy think tank economic and social intervention.
The ‘Tackling Poverty’ show is to be a 10 year experiment without informed consent, based on economic zone experiments done in India and China, most of which have failed.
Blaming those in poverty is ridiculous as poverty stems from the debt based economic system and the national debt everincreasing interest and the central banks which profit from it, which diverts the wealth out of countries.
While the rest of the people in NZ will continue to receive legislative entitlements and concessions, Far North residents will be denied these.
There will be no individual freedom for many to choose in matters of health, education, welfare and finance.
Poverty is being used as the excuse to wipe away our existing rights and to experiment economically and socially with us all and not to have to account for it either.
There are really effective, bottom up community initiatives around the world helping local people to prosper and improve their living conditions.
However, any significant change overall will come when the debt-based monetary economic system is completely overhauled. I was educated in Tawa, Wellington in the 50s and early 60s.
I can remember being educated about New Zealand.
The beginning, the wars, Maori culture etc. So have they dismissed this learning? In our studies we also captured Roman history as well.
Learning some words Maori is ok but then near school certificate or equivalent students should be offered a few languages including Maori.
I took French and it has been helpful abroad and here as a literary teacher.
She was French and if we did not understand each other I reverted to my former knowledge and my French Dictionary English.