I am writing of behalf of Far North Community Hospice to say thank you for supporting us in Hospice Awareness Week 2019.
Thank you for your generosity of time, laughter and money. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.
Thank you for taking part in the Bright and Bold social.
Thank you for dancing the night away to Kurfew at the RSA.
Thank you for your hugs.
Thank you for buying our raffle tickets. Thank you for the words of encouragement and thanks.
Thank you for your donation of time and selling raffle tickets at Pak ‘n Save.
Thank you to all our volunteers, who are incredible ambassadors for Far North Community Hospice and taking the time to volunteer.
I would like to acknowledge and thank these businesses and people for their support for the Bright and Bold social celebrating Hospice Awareness Week 2019: Far North REAP, the RSA, Pak’nSave, Kaitaia Hospital, Gary Steed, Peter Jackson, Surf Far North, North Drift, Dianne Thompson, Logan Campbell, Far North Honda, Repco, Carrington Estate,Waitapu Estate, Marston Moor, Knights the Jewellers, Juken New Zealand, Ramada Taipa, Kaitaia Motorcycles, Far North Gas, First National Kaitaia, Kaitaia Glass and Aluminium, Laser Electrical. By supporting us, Far North Community Hospice, you are helping us to look after members of our own community at a time in their lives where they need it. Thank you for helping us do this. MARGARET TOLLADAY AND THE
FAR NORTH COMMUNITY HOSPICE TEAM
Kaitaia Glenn Rainham, the acting general manager Infrastructure and Asset Management, stated in the Northland Age (Now it’s a full hose ban, May 16) that the council was taking immediate steps to reduce the water taken from the river (great news, should have done that a long time ago) by supplementing the water from the town’s back-up water source, the Kauri dam. Each source would provide half the water taken for treatment.
Rainham fails to say when the taking of water from the Kauri dam would start.
The Kauri dam hasn't supplied water yet due to the power network that feeds the water pumps needing extensive maintenance. Further, it was only on late Wednesday, May 15 that a portable generator arrived so the pump motors at the pumping station could be used.
On Saturday, May 18 some councillors visited the Ngakahu whenua, where the dam is situated, and clearly smelled the earthy smell coming from the actual dam.
Rainham also fails to disclose that the volume of water that could be taken from the Kauri dam is the top 1.5 metres. After that the water would probably be untreatable. This being the case, the water from the Kauri dam would only last between four and seven days, despite the council’s chief executive officer, Shaun Clarke, claiming in the Northland Age (April 2017) that the Kauri dam stands in a state of readiness.
Council needs to stop the misleading of ratepayers/residents regarding Kaitaia’s water and the Kauri dam. Most of the statements coming out of council re the Kauri dam are from newly imported staff with no historic knowledge of the issues re Kaitaia’s water or the dam.
DES MAHONEYSECRETARY /
TRUSTEE Ngakahu Ngakohu Whanau Ahu Whenua Trust
Kaitaia (Kafirs) who now question that Islam is “the religion of peace”. He also acknowledges that the Koran is a “shocking book” (in point of fact 24 per cent of the Medina Koran is devoted to subjugating Kafirs by jihad).
If, however he thinks that this is shocking, then he could do well to read the Sira (Mohammad’s biography). A full 67 per cent of this is devoted to destroying us. (See Dr Bill Warner: ‘Sharia Law for Non-Muslims.’) Mr Matthews’ primary thesis is that despite Islam’s hostility towards Kafirs, we can still, nonetheless, have real friendships. As “proof”
of this he again cites, but at greater length, the friendships that he has had with Muslims. More, however, does not necessarily mean truer.
An oasis that appears as a mirage 100 times is no more proof of the existence of an oasis than a single mirage sighting.
Clearly he missed my point about epistemic ontological confusions.
I would respectfully suggest that Mr Matthews familiarise himself with the “sacred” forms of Islamic deception — taqiyya, kitman, tawriya and muruna — and reflect, if it is not too dissonanceinducing, on whether he is a victim.
Christian, and former Lebanese citizen Bridget Gabriel (see ‘Because they Hate’) learned just how loyal Muslim friends were once Muslims came to power in Lebanon — they turned on her; they readily admitted that the “friendship” was always fake, and that she and her family had just been useful fools.
Since Mr Matthews only uses anecdotal evidence I might refer to my own life.
Easily the best and most memorable friend of my youth was a Malaysian student. When we met several years ago he readily admitted to having deceived me — I had been useful to him with his studies.
I was not surprised. Muslims, it seems, are the only demographic that can “beat” a lie detector — see former Muslim Nonie Dawish (‘Wholly Different’ and ‘Cruel and Usual Punishment’.)
For all Muslims, Mohamed lived the perfect life, everything that he did should be copied. Instances of his deceit abound, from lying to his 12 wives (including his 6-year-old bride Aisha) to most famously breaking The Treaty of Hudubujaya (ref. for example, The Life of Mohammed ,A Guillaume).
Mr Matthews’ “proof by miracle” is no proof at all. Accidental conjunctions of contingencies do not prove causality. His commitment to Christianity is heartening, if only because it is only Christians who have historically been able to make a stand against the juggernaut of Islam, albeit at the cost of circa 60 million lives. (See The Tears of Jihad.)
Sadly though, and speaking in general, their conscious or unconscious wish to act out of goodwill, refrain from being judgmental, forgive and be their brother’s keeper makes them vulnerable to an ideology that is far deeper in its hostility towards them than most could ever imagine.
There is no equivalent to the Christian Golden Rule in Islam.
I leave Mr Matthews to take comfort in his memories, and if he so wishes to have the last word. On this topic of Muslim friendships I am done.
Kaitaia A recent New Zealand Herald Cabinet Report Card defies rational belief; 26 wannabes averaging around 6.5/10 as reward for failure after failure — KiwiBuild, transportation, Provincial Growth Fund, with review committees coming out their ears.
The three bottom-ranked players, viz Messrs Twyford, Clark and Jones, are correct, but several others should join them. Three out of the top six-ranked have no reason to (be) in such rarified air, and as for Ms Ardern, apart from the Christchurch carry on, she has shown appalling leadership qualities.
She fails to control Cabinet (two already gone, and several others should join them). She has the ultimate responsibility for the failures and behavioural issues.
In some cases assessment should have been a minus and/or ‘F’ for fail, and another six show such racial bias that Kiwis have every reason to be fearful of outcomes and the future of their country.
The philosophy of envy, failure, ignorance and arrogance and the ‘equal’ sharing of misery is alive and well, and will continue to thrive, and with these nitwits in control — be afraid, very afraid!
As the national anthem says, God Defend New Zealand, because it’s hard to see anyone on the political front doing the job.
The private sector would see this lot gone by lunchtime. ROB PATERSON Mount Maunganui