Code of Conduct

Auckland Council admit their experts are not neutral

So, Auckland Council have finally realised that using consultants who advocate, rather than represent evidence in a neutral and professional manner, isn’t helpful.

When Councils prepare plan changes like the Unitary Plan, or developers prepare consent applications, their expert consultants experts must be neutral and present facts as evidence that guides decision making.

Normally, Councils get away with consultants acting as advocates. Not his time. The Unitary Plan process has been much more controlled due to the excellent management of the IHP.

Some of Council’s own consultants have been feral, and it’s now come home to roost. Now Council have admitted it and the IHP has acknowledged the issue.

In a memo to the IHP?Council state the issue at 15c that their:

‘Council witnesses may be placed in an untenable position where they are not able to comply with their obligations under the code of conduct for expert witnesses’. ? Read more »

German women share their experiences of enriching cultural diversity

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Victims of the Cologne New Year?s Eve migrant sex abuse gangs have told of the harrowing attacks they were subjected to this weekend, as it emerges a?total of 118 Germans have now come forward to police to report having been assaulted.

Cologne’s female Mayor has responded with the creation of a code of conduct, not for the Muslim migrants but for German women. Not one of the German women’s attackers has been arrested at this time. The assumption that other cultures naturally enrich our societies is flawed. A culture that has child brides and says a woman has half the value of a man is never going to add value to a society that values equal rights and feminism. As is the case in Sweden, the only things that the Muslim culture is going to add are sky-rocketing sexual assault, violence and rape statistics.

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Sick of being sexually assaulted? You need our code of conduct

Have you had a guts full of being sexually assaulted as you try to go about your normal business unmolested? Are you a European woman in a country that tolerates Islamic cultural diversity? Has your female Mayor cautioned against blaming your Muslim migrant attackers for the assaults? You need our gold-plated code of conduct to ensure your protection. With the assistance of Breitbart.com, we here at Whaleoil have put together everything you need into one handy little booklet.

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Why Doesn’t Labour’s Leadership Election Code of Conduct Appear on their web site?

dfsghDavid Cunliffe has got tits for hands and despite MMP meaning he should be able to win this election he is going to lose. He rooted his chances by spending 14 years in parliament doing nothing to build his donor base or his party infrastructure, thinking that New Zealand would all say ?Hallelujah? when he became leader and elect him for life.

This didn?t happen, and Cunliffe is going to take one for the team because Robbo is to much of a big girls blouse to roll him. ? Read more »

Herald vs Whaleoil

As I covered in my article about the NZ Herald running a PR piece for Kim Dotcom, there doesn’t seem to be much balance going on when the NZ Herald do Kim Dotcom stories.

What is really amusing is that the NZ Herald are bound to operate by the principles of the NZ Press Council.

Right now, Whaleoil is self-regulated.

Whaleoil wears its bias on its sleeve.

The NZ Herald continues to pretend that they are fair and balanced.

After all, they have to – it’s in the rules.

When NZ Herald journos like Drinnan and The Gurnard criticise Whaleoil, they frequently push the point that Whaleoil isn’t fair and balanced. ?That it pushes an agenda.

They want Whaleoil to sign up to a Public code of Conduct and be answerable to complaints raised under such a framework by a quasi-independent body made up of its “peers”.

Don’t you love the delicious irony of a blog having the freedom to not be fair and balanced being told that it should be fair and balanced by a newspaper that is subject to such rules but seems to want to have the freedoms of a blog?

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Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices gives Len the A-OK

The Herald’s controversial left-wing gurnard adds the following as a footnote to an attempted hit piece on Cameron Brewer.

The relevance escapes me, but it is of interest to Whaleoil readers where the idea of getting Len Brown dealt to under the standards of being an automatic JP because it comes with the job as a Mayor.

Mayor Len Brown is a justice of the peace – a group considered to uphold the highest ethical standards.

But those standards don’t apply to Mr Brown, according to the Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices.

Federation registrar Alan Hart JP said a small number of emails had been received taking issue with Mr Brown’s role as a JP, which he is automatically granted as mayor of a local body.

Mr Hart said that JPs appointed as a result of their roles were not covered by the federation’s rules, including its code of conduct.

You have to wonder what sort of “non-corrupt” country we live in when we have a Mayor that doesn’t answer to a Code of Conduct, isn’t covered by RFNZJ rules or code of conduct, and is essentially untouchable until he sits in a jail somewhere convicted of a crime. ? Read more »

How Auckland councillors should behave

Here is what real councilors do when their mayors break “code of conduct violations”

Image By: Dave Granlund, captions by Cyber Billy

Image By: Dave Granlund, captions by Cyber Billy

Since when was rooting on the job acceptable behaviour under the ACC Code of Counduct?

It wasn’t for the Auckland City Council Security Manager.

Why aren’t the Auckland City Council Councillors being proactive in dealing with their Code of Conduct breaching mayor?

Silence is tacit approval, is it not?

England’s Code of Conduct Needed For Shearer

Faced with ill-discipline and in-fighting among players the?England FA has come out with a list of Do’s and Dont’s for their players. ?It is not a bad guide for politicians to follow so I have re-written it for say….ergh….ughm……the Labour Party and David Shearer.

Add your own in comments if you so wish.

The don’ts and the dos

Don’t

* Use drugs without doctor’s permission telling the Leader

* Disclose confidential information about any aspect of playing for England our caucus meetings or strategy

* Wear red and pink together, ever? unofficial sportswear from personal endorsements

* Consume alcohol in public without the express permission of the manager Leader

* Use drugs or banned substances

* Use room service or adult channels

* Bet on i-predict or buy and sell on TradeMe?any football matches

* Criticise people on Twitter or Facebook, especially while in the House

Do

* Respect Parliament, your colleagues and the Speaker opponents, officials and supporters

* Respect culture and traditions of host nations Unions and our members

* Acknowledge the supporters at the end of the game and when on the coach travelling to training and games our members at conferences and meetings

* Respect drug-testing officers

* Respect hotel staff at Skycity

* Be on time for team caucus meetings.

* Use a sensible amount of time playing video, updating twitter, Facebook?or computer games such as Angry Birds.

 

Helen Clark announces election date

Helen Clark announces election dateHelen Clark has announced the date when New Zealanders will go to the polls to decide who will govern the country for the next three years. [3 News Politics]

8 November and the silly bitch is going to fight the election on trust….I wonder if she means the Spencer Trust?

Annette King blames the Parliament for EFA woes

New Zealand Parliament – 5. Election Advertising?Financial Agent Authorisation

Check out this claptrap from Annette “Full Moon” King. She, in answer to every question from Bill English about their fucked up Electoral Finance Act blames it on the parliament. I kid you not.

Hon Bill English: Does the Minister believe that Government policy intended that authorisation statements on election publicity should be visible, clear, and legible; if not, why not?

Hon ANNETTE KING: The Parliament decided what would be in the Electoral Finance Act, and every party in this House needs to abide by it.

and;

Hon Bill English: Does the Minister have some sympathy with the Green Party when it is required, like every other party, to conform with the ridiculous requirement that a financial agent has to put his or her residential address on a billboard, and does she agree that to make this billboard legal, the staff person from the Green Party has to put his or her residential address on it; why should that person have to do that, and when will she admit that her policy is stupid and impractical for?and probably dangerous to?the individuals concerned?

Hon ANNETTE KING: This Parliament decided what would make up the Electoral Finance Act. Every time this question is asked, the National Party forgets that in this House there is still a democracy, and the majority vote wins.

and;

Hon Bill English: Why is it Government policy that every billboard, newspaper ad, TV ad, T-shirt, and balloon that is put out by any political party or third-party campaigner in election year has to include the home address of an individual New Zealander?the place where his or her partner and children live?and why did the Government believe that that is the best way to frame our election law, to put individual New Zealanders at risk by identifying their place of residence for everybody?

Hon ANNETTE KING: Yes, I am very, very sorry but I will sound like a cracked record. This Parliament decided that that is what the Act would be.

and;

Hon Bill English: Will the Minister support an amendment to the legislation that would allow the financial agents of political parties and third parties to put an organisational or corporate address on election publicity, or will the Labour Party insist on its ridiculous and vindictive policy that anyone who wants to campaign against it has to have his or her residential address made public, while the Labour Party deliberately broke this law with the publicity it put out this year?

Hon ANNETTE KING: Of course, Mr English is well known for his selective memory. In this Chamber no less than 2 weeks ago my colleague held up the photograph of Mr Key?s DVD, which he issued this year at a fair in Auckland?[Interruption] One of his members did. There was no authorisation, no name, and no address on the DVD. So it is very good to come in here and point the finger at the Labour Party, but if the member wants to take this issue seriously instead of throwing insults around, I say to him he should put up an amendment and see what this Parliament thinks, because at the end of the day it is this Parliament that will decide.

So there we have it, the Electoral Finance Act is all Parliament’s fault. How bad is that, the governments hand picked minister to ram this law through cannot even own her own shit. At least now there is a precedent for when anything goes wrong with any law, or a law becomes un-popular, it isn’t the fault of the party in government, it is now the fault of the Parliament that voted for it!!!

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