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#1 User is offline   hukildaspida 

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:34 PM

up to $200 for a single person per year & we think up to $500 for a family.

This is worth remembering to all of us & others in need of assistance.

Oddly enough WINZ allow a maximum of $80 for a single person in a visit based on a person consuming $80 per week on grocery items.............Time that Benefit allowances were reviewd & brought up to a standard that allows people some Dignity in their lives.

What do others think?
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:01 PM

Actually this is the written maximum...theoretically you can claim more on food grants if you can show your disposal income (essential costs) do not allow for food...this can be tested if you are gutsy enough to do it...threaten review if they refuse and you can show that you simply do not have enough money for food..but you must show unexpected costs allow you to fall into the criteria...

I will gather more info on this one but be warned if you try to go over your allowable 'quota' they will try to refuse...that is when review comes into play...and they will then have to weigh up the costs of this. Most reasonable centre managers will simply give the food grant, the hard core ones may allow it to go further!
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:12 AM

Since that political slut Ruth Dyson took over the Ministry of Destruction these pecuniary denials have been rampant.
Nothing more or less than ministerial interference that is driving the sick injured and disadvantaged into abject poverty because they are a minority and can be castigated as incompetent bludgers on the middle income voting majority.
What duplicity .
What animals.
Nazi at their worst did not come any where near these filthy two faces insects.
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  Posted 06 June 2008 - 01:33 PM

Would be more logical to tie the entitlements to inflation. (Yeah yeah I know they would still make you beg for it!)

Most of the current food grant/acc/emergency allowances had there levels set ten years + ago.

SO....an entilement of, say $80 TEN YEARS AGO would actually be $104 today. Another way of saying this is that for every year that passes, beneficaries LOOSE approximately 3% of their income. This is unfair, and it is even worse when you consider that years ago things such as clothing grants were non-recoverable.

Projected over 200,000 people the numbers would really work in the Gvts favour. Not to mention the lump sum payments......

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:54 PM

Greetings,
Even tho I do not receive a WINZ benefit, only "unsupported child benefit" for my Grandson... there has been an occasion when expenses re grandson have created a situation where I have had to apply for food grants for his requirements... and had no hassles...
But now I am more aware of what I can apply for his needs, ;) ... will do so...
My ERC is well below true entitlement... Which may be sorted come the 9th june... in court. :P

pray for me for Monday :wub: ... Cos if I win... You all win...
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  Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:40 PM

View PostTomcat, on Jun 6 2008, 09:54 PM, said:

Greetings,
Even tho I do not receive a WINZ benefit, only "unsupported child benefit" for my Grandson... there has been an occasion when expenses re grandson have created a situation where I have had to apply for food grants for his requirements... and had no hassles...
But now I am more aware of what I can apply for his needs, ;) ... will do so...
My ERC is well below true entitlement... Which may be sorted come the 9th june... in court. :P

Say a pray for me for Monday... Cos if I win... You all win...


Will do Tomcat. Good Luck! Let's hope the Child Poverty Action Group persuades the Human Rights Tribunal to recommend (sadly that is all the HRT has the power to do) the Working for (working) Families additional $60+ entitlement to apply to all of us, even if they don't pay arrears. Thank God these people have taken up the cause when the government has not.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:14 AM

here's to you TC - you deserve it after all your hard work and all the assistance you unselfishly give to others ......... !!!
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:16 AM

I hope the attached information will help those who are experiencing hardship. I have a fair amount of experience in dealing with WINZ (in support of my solo mum daughter) and managed to get a special benefit for her using some of the information herewith. In the years preceding this approval, she suffered terribly. And only recent a WINZ case manager had the audacity to tell her that she is doing "very well" on a budgeted $100.00 for food for herself and her six year old son. Oh, and "food" by the way includes non-consumables such as cleaning materials, personal hygience items, etc. Perhaps it is time to challenge the definition of "food". Will look into this and report back asap to this same posting.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

Good info from Battleaxe. Perhaps info on what is available from Work and Income can be placed somewhere obvious so members can find it more easily in the future.

There are plenty of ACC claimants who are waiting to review or appeal a decision, or get exited and unable to work, end up depending on a W&I benefit and will need to know all the assistance available during a difficult period in theirs and their families lives when finding themselves on a reduced income. This info may make a difference if W&I haven't explained it to them.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

Don't forget the good old home remedies for house cleaning in times of hardship.

Baking soda and vinegar, are wonderful cleaning and disenfecting agents and don't cost a bomb. Ok they don't have the lovely fragrances as other products out on the shelf. But better to have food in the tummy, and a clean house. Than no food in the tummy and a great smelling house but none the cleaner.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for that oldy but a goody Mini.

Good ole porridge if you don't have wheat allergies is also good, soaked overnight with mushy bananas & a dollop of yoghurt makes for a fufilling breakie. Sometimes the large containers of yoghurt are on special at the supermarket & cheaper than milk so you still get your calicum requirement.

We would hate to see New Zealand have a massive increase in bone related injuries in say 10 years time when the impact of Dairy product increases will really show. We already have dental problems with younger people so what will overall health problems be.

ACC as a socially responible organisation should be very concerned with Meat & Dairy prices going up so much.

You can also pick up reduced priced fresh from the bakery bread at the supermarket after 6pm often for cheaper than the normal bread & they always have a reduced to clear bin with products that have changed packaging in them or dented packaging.......
Fraudtown supermarket are changing from Signature to Select at the moment so look out for Signature range at reduced prices.

Another tip is to be friendly to your local bakery & go there at the end of the day as they will if you ask nicely give you stuff that they can't sell the next day...

Fruit & vege shops often have boxed up slighty skin damaged fruit packed up for a couple of dollars & they make for good fresh fruit salad.

Get to know who has fruit trees in your neighbourhood & ask them if they mind if you pop over & have some. Grapefruit are almost in season & home made marmalade is yum......you could always take a jar or 2 over as a way of saying Thanks to the person who you got the fruit from.

Another alternative if you have a vege garden is to do a swap with others.

If you really miss your favourite treats look on the net for there company website & see if they send out samples, promotions coupons etc & they are far more exciting to receive & a change from ACC & / OR WINZ correspondence.

Supermarkets usually have a 6 weekly discount cycle so try & buy what you need then .
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:04 PM

We understand WI.N.Z food grants went up as from today.


Remember to include buying a packet or 3 of seeds, like lettuces, tomatoes & carrots as you can grow these in buckets & move them around your home to get the best possible growth. You only need to pick the amount you need with lettuce so you get a constant supply of at least 1 vege in your diet...

For those whom are unaware there is a great selection of recipes under Healthy eating the ACC way on this site.

Keep healthy :)
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

Remember it's $200 in any 6 month given period if & when you maybe in need of food grants, so don't go out & blow it all at once or you'll go hungrier.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

Welcome to the wasteland - Mission wants break for wary food donors


MISSION WANTS BREAK FOR WARY FOOD DONORS

BROATCH, Mark. Sunday Star - Times [Wellington, New Zealand] 09 Aug 2009: A.4.

EVERY YEAR thousands of tonnes of food are dumped and Auckland City Mission chief executive Diane Robertson is calling for greater leeway in health and safety legislation so potential donors can give away more food without fear of being sued.

It is illegal to sell food with an expired "use by" date, but it is legal to sell food after its "best before" date.

Supermarkets regularly send tonnes of food waste to the tip, saying they cannot donate food that has passed its best before date, including fruit, "for safety, legal and commercial reasons".

Auckland City Mission, which receives regular donations from manufacturers and supermarkets to hand on to dozens of foodbanks, says it rarely receives enough fruit, vegetables or meat. It spends an "enormous" amount on milk because it's difficult to maintain sufficient supply and quality.

Robertson says some donors already ask the charity to sign a liability waiver and she is in favour of any change that allows producers nervous of being sued to donate food. "Sometimes (companies) throw out stuff which is perfectly useable."

Critics of use-by dates say the margin of error is large, and so- called freegans often eat food thrown out by retailers because it is past its best-before date or its packaging is damaged.

Good Samaritan laws in the US protect donors from liability when giving away food should the product given in good faith later cause harm to the recipient. No cases of poisoning from people eating food donated in this way have been reported.

Here, companies such as Bakers Delight regularly give away unsold bread to charities at the end of the day, each of the 33 franchisees deciding where and how the excess goes. National manager Colleen Milne says the franchisees collectively give away $1 million of excess product each year but don't donate any bread containing cheese or bacon for safety reasons. Large baking companies such as Goodman Fielder bake fresh specifically for charities.

New Zealanders spent $15.8 billion on food last year and surveys overseas suggest that at least 13% of it is dumped - and possibly as much as 40% of refrigerator food.

--Mark Broatch

Why the Supermarkets & bakeries etc don't reduce there prices is beyond us.

It would sure make life a huge amount easier for most people & save on the amount of bread, fruit & vegies etc that goes to waste daily

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Welcome to the waste land
BY MARK BROATCH
Last updated 05:00 09/08/2009

As much as 40% of refrigerator food ends up in the bin.
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IMAGINE counting out $500 of your hard-earned cash, a soft wad of tens, twenties and fifties, and throwing it straight in the rubbish bin. You'd take it as a sign of madness. Yet that's the amount of food each of us bins every year.

We tell ourselves that we are clean and green but, as a country, we waste like there's no tomorrow. The OECD dubs us a "leader" in waste production among its member nations, meaning we produce more waste per person than most other countries in the group. At least we're top of the bill in something. We dumped 3.2 million tonnes of waste into landfills in 2006, according to a Statistics NZ survey, 23% of which was organic waste. And among that, the below-the-waterline iceberg of waste, is food.

If, like Australians, we typically bin 13% of our total food purchases each year and we have no reason to think we are any different from our neighbours more than $2 billion of food is wasted. That's $465 per person per year thrown in the rubbish. And that conservative figure a 2006 estimate suggested 40% of refrigerator food is typically dumped is household waste; it takes no account of the amount lost in the commercial production-distribution-retail cycle, which is certain to be massively larger.

Meanwhile, our foodbanks go begging, our growers and manufacturers are frustrated at the losses, and the resulting waste of food is a "tragic and massive environmental problem", according to British author and campaigner Tristram Stuart.

We are hardly alone. Every American household throws away 96kg of edible food each year, the British 70kg. A 2004 survey found that Australians wasted money on food at a rate more than three times greater than any other goods and services. A study in Sweden found that if supplies were examined from "the plough to the plate", 50% of all food effectively disappeared.

Food waste matters more than simply to our back pocket if we didn't waste so much, at home and as hungry cogs in the nation's wider supplier-distributor-retailer food chain, we could feed our own and the world's malnourished without further despoiling the planet.

Stuart, who spent three years researching Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, says Kiwis do well by some measures compared to other western countries. New Zealand produces 160% of the consumption of its population, he says. Of edible grains it produces 350%. We feed our pigs our food waste. Australia doesn't and no longer does Europe.


"If you've got waste, the best thing to do is feed it to livestock," says Stuart. "That's what humans domesticated pigs for. Pigs and chickens are very efficient converters of food waste into meat. In the whole of Europe it's banned. Instead of feeding our pigs and chickens with food waste, we're paying the South Americans to destroy the Amazon rainforest to grow soya, which we then ship across the Atlantic to feed to our livestock. And that is globally irresponsible."

Recycling plastics, paper and glass has become second nature, but we largely ignore food waste, possibly because we have become used to the excess that has been built into the food production and retail cycle.

"The waste of food is of inestimable importance," says Stuart. "Food production requires a huge amount of energy, so roughly a third of our greenhouse gas emission comes from food production."

And richer countries are wasting up to half of their food. "If we're wasting land, we're depriving other people in the world of the produce of that land. We're buying food on the world market, the same world market as people in Africa and India and Pakistan, and if we're buying food and then chucking it away, we're actually taking the food out of their mouths. We're hoarding land for our own benefit, only to fill rubbish bins."

Stuart, who spent many years as a freegan retrieving discarded food from retail skips, points out the many holes in our current way of doing things. He says, for example, that the "use-by" dates on food products allow large margins of error, and effectively encourage consumers to handle and store products badly. In the US retailers give away far more of their excess stock to foodbanks for two reasons, he says. In countries with a weak welfare state, the philanthropic initiative usually is more developed, and due to "Good Samaritan" laws. These protect food donors from liability when donating should the product given in good faith later cause harm to the recipient, and put some responsibilities back on foodbanks.

He fingers supermarkets in particular for the waste they create during the retail process, by pushing over-ordered stock back on to their suppliers and encouraging consumers through offers such as buy-one-get-one-free.

The awareness of waste has reached critical mass. Around the world urban people are planting vegetable gardens and considering previously laughable ideas such as keeping bees. A new book called On Guerrilla Gardening instructs people on planting vegetables and flowers on unused public land (see right). An Oregon couple, Amy and Adam Korst, horrified at Americans throwing out 2kg of rubbish every day, are blogging about trying to reduce their annual rubbish to that amount at www.greengarbageproject.com. This week a Melbourne university lecturer living in a hut he built himself released Voluntary Simplicity: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture.

Critics like Stuart say the current production/distribution/retail model builds in excess and, to be good corporate citizens, supermarkets have a role in reducing waste through the cycle, especially food waste. The Sunday Star-Times asked the two main supermarket chains, Progressive and Foodstuffs, if they would like to reduce their food waste, and if so, what measures they were taking to do so. Neither addressed the food waste issue directly, but Progressive spokesman Bill Moore responded to the question of food safety around disposal and donation: "As a supermarket retailer, we take food safety very seriously. We strictly adhere to all health regulations in relation to the shelf life of product in our stores and the disposal of food." He reiterated the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which demands that all packaged food items with a shelf life of less than two years have a "best before" or "use by" date.

"A `best before' date indicates that the product's quality [freshness, texture, taste etc] will be reduced after that date; however, there is no immediate health risk. It is not illegal to sell a product past its `best before' date. It is illegal to sell a product after a `use by' date. Our policy is that we do not sell any product that has past its `best before' or `use by' date. It must be safely disposed of."

We provided information on Good Samaritan laws but no further comment was forthcoming.

Foodstuffs South Island also didn't respond to our questions on waste reduction, but loss prevention manager Dave Norton said because the business is a co-op and stores are individually owned and operated under the Foodstuffs brands, "collective data may not therefore be available as each store is run independently". He said many Foodstuffs stores donate near expired or stock with slightly damaged packaging to foodbanks and social welfare/community agencies and also animal welfare agencies.

Progressive's Moore said the chain supports a wide range of charities, and will donate saleable products that are damaged in packaging or labelling.

"This is done at the store level, hence centralised statistics are not kept. All supermarkets dispose of various amounts of fresh food waste, eg meats or fruits and veges that are unfit for human consumption. For safety, legal and commercial reasons, we cannot give away food that has passed its `best before' date, including fruit." (This has opened up opportunities: Reduced to Clear shops in Wellington have begun selling goods from manufacturers that may be past best before dates.)

Many large manufacturers also give away food. Rather than donate its excess, baker Goodman Fielder has been producing specifically for charities since 2006, handing over 150,000 loaves annually through the likes of the Salvation Army and Auckland City Mission. Demand continues to grow and the company is happy to add foodbanks to its list, says marketing innovation manager Paul Harris. George Weston Foods, whose brands include Tip Top and Berger, also bakes fresh for schools and other charities.

Baker's Delight, a franchisee operation with 33 shops in New Zealand, gives away $1m of excess product each year, says country manager Colleen Milne. At the end of the day, bread is given to charities such as Auckland City Mission, women's refuges and church groups.

Is it enough? Auckland City Mission's Diane Robertson is grateful for the dozens of donor companies, from Sanitarium to Hubbards to Tegel to Fonterra. They do get some vegetables from a few Auckland New Worlds but in general don't get enough fruit, veges or meat, she says, partly because of supplier concerns about safety. The charity spends an "enormous" amount on milk as it's difficult to maintain supply and quality.

Robertson has considerable sympathy to the idea of having more leeway under health and safety legislation for producers "too nervous" to donate perishable goods. Some already ask the Mission to sign a waiver. "Sometimes [companies] throw out stuff which is perfectly, perfectly useable. I think there's a lot of waste, and there is, in some cases, an attitude in the past that they're not prepared to let it go anywhere else. They'd rather waste it. We need to get more of it."

There is corporate interest in "Good Samaritan" concepts and other changes that might cut food waste. Ian Greenshields, Goodman Fielder's Melbourne-based director of corporate affairs, says: "In general we would be interested in looking at any proposal that would be of potential benefit in respect of the best use of food manufacturing waste. We constantly look for ways to minimise and use waste more effectively, such as, for example, stock feed or pet food."

George Weston Foods' head Laurie Powell says bakers have to replenish bread stocks in supermarkets daily. Returns usually get made into breadcrumbs and heavier grain loaves often go to pig farms. Bread stays fresh for several days, as consumers who store it properly know well, and he says he would be quite happy for the frequency of replacement to be lower.

Horticultural NZ head Ken Robertson says growers take considerable pride in what they produce and keeping it at optimal temperatures, and "it frustrates the hell out of them at times" when supermarkets allow it to spoil by not keeping fruit and veges correctly chilled.

Turners & Growers, one of the largest growers, says margins on produce are so tight that it has to sell what comes in for auction. Very little produce gets dumped and what is imported effectively has zero waste, a spokeswoman said.

Stuart says large retailers frequently place strong financial pressure on suppliers to over-produce. Can the relationships be improved? Powell, for example, says his company has a "pretty good" relationship with the supermarkets, though he acknowledges occasional "fire fights" around subjects like price. He says business relationships in other retail markets, such as the UK, are quite different. The day after the Sunday Star-Times spoke to Stuart, the British Competition Commission issued a more rigorous code of practice to protect suppliers of supermarkets and is proposing to set up an ombudsman to rule on disputes.

Measures are being made to reduce waste in general. The Waste Minimisation Act was passed last September by the previous government. The act administered by the Ministry for the Environment, currently being downsized now applies levies of $10 a tonne on landfill dumping that goes into a fund. About half goes to territorial authorities Christchurch, for example, is using funding to compost green waste and half to a fund that can be applied for by those with waste minimisation proposals.

Voluntary "product stewardship" accreditation schemes are being developed for the minimisation of packaging, construction waste, e-waste, oil, refrigerants and the like. Zero Waste NZ director Jo Knight says there is always going to be waste, so we should be using it to produce energy and create jobs. Auckland produces 180,000 tonnes of waste each year, 48% of it organic. Some European and Asian countries are already converting food waste into biogas and on into electricity and CNG. Tristram Stuart says Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, are taking food waste seriously. South Korea has banned sending food waste to landfill entirely, and has diverted 98% to compost or livestock feed.

It is inevitable, Knight says, that New Zealand homes will eventually divide their refuse into three bins: recycling, organic and "residual" material that might be recycled in future.

Many local firms are working on a smaller scale to cut food waste. In Wellington, for example, Kai to Compost collects food waste from restaurants and supermarkets for composting.

And we are feeding much of our current food waste to pigs. Biosecurity NZ says it was decided to allow pigs to be fed food scraps not specifically to reduce waste but because it was deemed the least labour-intensive way to manage biosecurity risk.

There are signs that New Zealand consumers are seeing the light on waste. Perhaps they still grab the milk from the back of the fridge and the freshest loaves of bread, but more are aware that tasty, blood-red tomatoes only come in summer.

The food crisis of 2007 and current worldwide recession have been a corrective, Stuart acknowledges. People now grow more and waste a little less.

But we shouldn't have needed a corrective to reduce what we buy, cut waste and keep company profits healthy. Stuart says the one advantage of New Zealand being a farming country is that "people are very aware of the land and where food comes from".

In Europe, America, Japan, he says, there is a disconnect.

"We are now an urban species... and the further you are from the land, the easier it is to forget what food production entails... We've come to think of food as a factor of what we can afford financially, not what the planet can afford and what the rest of the inhabitants of this planet can afford."

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, Penguin, $30.

- © Fairfax NZ News
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

WINZ are due to have changes to the way food grants are carried out.

There is now an Eftpos Card type of system which was supposed to be formally introduced in October but should happen soon.

It has come about as a result of people been 'embarassed' by the voucher system, to help cut costs with paper work & so the provider will be paid directly instead of waiting for funds to go through.

One will be able to use it still over 3 days, use it at different places for meat, fruit & vege & supermarket purchases.

No change shall be given unlike when you may have been given up to $5 change in the past.

http://www.workandin...s/payment-card/
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:36 PM

View PostBattleaxe, on Jun 12 2008, 12:16 PM, said:

I hope the attached information will help those who are experiencing hardship. I have a fair amount of experience in dealing with WINZ (in support of my solo mum daughter) and managed to get a special benefit for her using some of the information herewith. In the years preceding this approval, she suffered terribly. And only recent a WINZ case manager had the audacity to tell her that she is doing "very well" on a budgeted $100.00 for food for herself and her six year old son. Oh, and "food" by the way includes non-consumables such as cleaning materials, personal hygience items, etc. Perhaps it is time to challenge the definition of "food". Will look into this and report back asap to this same posting.



Battleaxe did you hear anything further in respect of this?

ACC pay for some rather unhealthy "Consumerables" - as per there website.
ACC & Accident & Emergency Department have been known to leave people hungry & without proper care when they have mouth injuries.

In basic English, when you have a mouth injury you can only have "liquidfied foods".

Very distressful when people have mouth injuries & lack support to get supermarket shopping etc that they may be able to eat.

That to is an area that needs serious looking into & disclosure.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:41 PM

Remember It's OK to ask for Help!
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:36 PM

Why did you not exercise your rights and tell her that she was being unreasonable and file for Review?
YOu troll this site so much that I would have thought that you would be so familiar of good advice on here and have acted upon it.

It is no good moaning, you have to be pro-active and demand some reasonableness from ACC.
Sending someone to Akld from the North just on Chrsitmas is not reasonable. You cannot refuse to go but you can refuse to attend at such a time that is not reasonable.

Hope you recorded it or dont you know about that either??
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

View PostMoe, on Dec 24 2009, 07:13 PM, said:


Thank you! We are taking a parcel to a lady stuck in Auckland city & away from her sick mum in the Far North. LTCU CM Leanne Mac Donnell has made an assessor appointment over the break, before going off on holiday herself. How vindictive is that?


Oh mate. Is this the same claimant you mention who studies in Auckland & so comes under the Auckland office constituency Moe?
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