Helen’s jinx

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It is probably a pisstake but funny nonetheless. I love his religious views, “WINZism” and his activities and interests, “Hikoi’s, Protests, flag shooting”.

Favourite movies are Once Were Warriors, Utu, orgazmo.

Nice one Tame.


Help the Auckland Down Syndrome Association


Richie Barnett has donated a bean bag for the Auckland Down Syndrome Association for fundraising.

Since his retirement from rugby league, Richie has enjoyed a career as a sports broadcaster as well as having successful business interests. One of the programmes he co-presented was Code on Maori TV and all visiting sporting heroes were invited to autograph the bean bag that was in the studio. So far about half of the signatures have been identified and they include from rugby union Ali Williams, Buck Shelford, Dan Carter, Luke MacAlister, Rico Gear and Peri Weepu. From rugby league, apart from the great man himself, there are Brian McClennan, Dean Bell, Jerome Ropati, Louis Anderson and Tawera Nikau. From boxing there are David Tua and Shane Cameron, Che Bunce from soccer, Greg Murphy the racing driver, Jason Suttie the kick boxer, Shelly Kitchen from squash, Sheryl Scanlan from netball, mountain biker Vanessa Quin and jockey Michael Walker.

These are only some of the amazing names that appear on the bean bag.

Go and bid and help raise some money for a deserving cause.

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Youth Lobby Group set up

A new Youth Political lobby group has been set up.

[quote]??Youth Organised and United' is a new political lobby group; aimed at getting young people's voices heard by society's decision-makers.

A group of representatives will visit Wellington on the 5th and 6th of December to meet with parliamentarians responsible for youth portfolios, ministers with a youth overview and representatives of other youth organisations.

?Youth Organised and United' (YOU) has been formed by youth from all over New Zealand out of the growing perception that those in power ignore the views of youth. There is a growing concern that young people around New Zealand are increasingly becoming marginalized in our society.

Accordingly, it is our belief that currently young people are a disenfranchised minority. We believe this can change. As such we task ourselves with the responsibility to bring about this change.

We want to empower young people to get their voices heard. To do this, we see it as imperative that young people are, in equal measure, united and organized.

YOU is a national organization with youth active in every region listening to the views and opinions of a wide spectrum of youth. These views can then be discussed nationally and action can be taken. [/quote]

Unfortunately for these enthusiastic youndster their voice will be unheard next year as every party has a position on youth matters and they will have to register before uttering even a single word.

Good luck to them, getting young engaged is politics is an admirable task.