LETTERS: Government network ‘misused’

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


LETTERS: Government network ‘misused’

Letters for Tuesday October 5, 2021

Dear Editor,

With the 10 terabytes, or 500 hours of video, in storage not only has cost thousands of dollars in data to download and store, it’s also during paid working hours. 

How many times have these videos and movies, etc. been played during work time? If it’s possible to monitor this, can the public be told exactly how much time government workers spend on this type of entertainment while at work per day or week? 

The public has the right to know how much of taxpayers’ money is being wasted or misused by government workers. A report should be made public of which departments are the worst abusers. Then the main offenders should be repaying the time and data from their own salary. 

Users should pay
(Name and address supplied)

Setting healthy examples

It’s always a great day to see our young tamariki running at the Prince of Wales Athletics Day. It is a big day for our little ones and it is good to see them of all shapes and sizes being active.

One small observation I had was many of our officials, teachers and helpers looked like they could benefit from doing more activities. As role models when we worry about what a vaccine will do to save our youth, we should be looking at what the food we are eating is doing to our bodies and what example we are setting for our kids.

I know CITC provided breakfast for everyone prior to the start, but there were children who arrived eating a packet of twisties as their breakfast. Hopefully our children will keep active, and healthy and not follow in the NCD footsteps of the older generation.

Keep them active

(Name and address supplied)

Vaccination for children

Your tamariki your choice – nobody has the right to force you either which way. But also, don’t listen to anyone that wants to encourage you against your own research cause guess what, it doesn’t require a degree to do so.

Use as many sources as possible, follow live updates from different countries, look at true stats. Look up for the Medsafe NZ Covid vaccine reports. There have already been 60 deaths “reported” and the word ‘unlikely’ does not mean ‘not related’.

Anyone will try lead but they will never take responsibility for any damage that may occur to you or your loved ones.

Cara Patterson


Editor: Medical assessments by CARM (Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring) and Medsafe have found 27 of the 60 cases are unlikely to be related to the vaccine. Ten could not be assessed due to insufficient information and 22 cases are still under investigation. Only one is believed to be linked - the death of a woman in her 50s in August. While the Coroner will make a final ruling on the exact cause of her death it is believe to be the result of myocarditis, a rare known side effect of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. (NZ Herald, September 29)