Saturday, 15 June 2013

Dear John sends unwanted emails

John Key and farming fan 

Unwanted Email from John Key:

How is it that the email addresses of people who don’t want or have never asked to receive a PR email from the Prime Minister are getting one?
Who made available to the National party’s PM’s public relations team their personal email addresses?

Another question is the taxpayer paying for this unwanted advertising by a political party?

In this age of huge government IT failure to respect confidential information and data are departments such as the IRD handing over info to a political party email addresses at the request of the Prime Ministers Department?

The reader who sent me a copy of the PM’s unwanted email informed me that this was yet:

“Another letter to my daughter from the Prime Minister; She gets tax credits through Working for Families, and so must be on the mailing list”.

I have removed his name because I wouldn’t want to have the GCSB or the SIS to investigate once they get their new ‘Spy on anyone’ powers. It’s bad enough that the US can spy on any one of us and that the PM won’t confirm or deny that they are already doing so.

So is the PM using IRD data information illegally and are the IRD breaking the law?

The following are a few comments from that unwanted and public funded email; I have not forwarded the complete so-called newsletter because it’s so full of PR spin and crap: Anything in bold and underlined is my additions, spelling and grammar is unchanged.

From: John Key <>
Sent: Friday, 14 June 2013, 17:05
Subject: Key Notes: supporting rural communities

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14 June 2013

In this issue:

Fieldays at Mystery Creek
A growing economy
Our Primary Growth Partnership (PGP)
Lifting achievement in education

New Zealand's primary industries have been in the spotlight this week, with the annual Fieldays taking place at Mystery Creek near Hamilton.  I'm enjoying talking to farmers, exhibitors, and members of the public at the event today.

National's economic plan has real benefits for the primary sector. When we cut the company tax rate to 28 cents in the dollar in 2010, we knew this would make life easier for New Zealand businesses, including farmers. And it has.

We're seeing some great results.  Last year, our economy grew 3 per cent, which is higher than most developed countries. 

Through the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP), Government and industry have come together to work on a range of [Subsidised] projects to boost productivity in the farming, forestry, and fisheries sectors. 
After three years, PGP has invested $658 million in 13 projects.  We expect the benefit to our economy from these projects will be more than $7 billion from 2025.

Access to healthcare is important for parents, especially parents with young children.   We've fully funded PlunketLine, meaning help and advice is just a phone call away for even the most isolated families. 

And we've implemented voluntary bonding schemes to incentivise more doctors, nurses, midwives, and other health professionals to choose to work in a rural community.

Lifting achievement in education

Making sure every New Zealand child from any community and any background gets the skills they need to succeed is one of the most important things we can do for New Zealand's future.
This week Hekia Parata released the latest National Standards results.  These show solid improvement in the level of achievement against standards set in reading, writing, and maths which is good to see.

When we introduced National Standards to primary and intermediate schools, it wasn't without controversy, but we stuck to our guns. 

I'm proud we did, because too many of New Zealand's children were being sent off to high school lacking the most basic skills.

From my diary
This weekend I'm travelling to Christchurch to watch the second match between the All Blacks and France.  Next week, Parliament is in recess, so I'll be out and about across New Zealand.
John Key Prime Minister

Well at least he never signed it Dear John Key…but the question still remains from whom did the National party get the email addresses from? If it was the IRD they need a kick in the bum

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