Received from Anonymous
Sun, 10 April 2016 at 9:56 a.m.
Following receipt of the newspaper clipping, I dredged family files. My great-great-grandfather [unnamed for privacy reasons], then in business at Maclaggan Street, was one of the signatories. He went on to prominently support, with other Dunedin businessmen, the provincial and national development aims, and political aspirations of the indefatigable Julius Vogel.
The Otago Daily Times was founded by W.H. Cutten and Julius (later Sir Julius) Vogel during the boom following the discovery of gold at the Tuapeka, the first of the Otago goldrushes. “Vogel had an elevated idea of the role of the press, believing it had the power to create public opinion. He took a strong, positive line on all the current major issues and used the Times to promote his own views and political career. He appointed a number of reporters, such as Edward Gillon, William Harrison and Ebenezer Fox, who later had notable careers in journalism, politics and the civil service.”
Another weekend find. Modern image, un-Vogel-like.
Life after politics Vogel has a reputation as the first New Zealander to write a science-fiction novel: Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman’s Destiny, published in 1889. It anticipated a utopian world where women held many positions of authority. New Zealand went on to become the first country to give women the vote, and, from 1997-2008, continuously had a female Prime Minister, while for a short period (2005–2006) women simultaneously held all five highest government positions (Monarch, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House and Chief Justice). In honour of this book, the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for New Zealand speculative fiction take their name from him.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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That sad picture of a distraught child who has suffered something people NEED to be told about but can’t because of the additional threat from the power embalanced offender “IF YOU TELL ANYONE” … is identical to local government threatening ratepayers that if they TELL ANYONE the defamatory truth they’ll get a hiding from their lawyers.
Sat, 9 Apr 2016
ODT Editorial: Potential to make a difference
OPINION It is difficult to over-emphasise the significance of the Government’s child protection changes. The changes are being billed (and not just by the Government) as “visionary”, “ground-breaking”, “world-leading”, “radical reform” and “transformational change”, containing as they do a complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family and associated services.
Thu, 7 Apr 2016
ODT: More protection for young in CYF overhaul
Families with children judged to be “at risk” will be funded to get extra health, education and counselling services under radical new child protection reforms announced today. An expanded child protection agency with a broader remit than the current Child, Youth and Family (CYF) will get extra funding to “directly purchase services for young people from other government agencies, district health boards, non-government organisations and other specialist service providers to get children and young people the care they need”.
Source: NZ Herald
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 at 11:25 am
Have you come across the Canada Party? And do you think they would be interested in standing for Dunedin City Council?
Visit the Canada Party’s party headquarters – http://www.AmericaButBetter.com
The government’s quite keen on replacing elected representatives that aren’t performing well enough (Chch, SDHB), I’d like them to look seriously at “headhunting” the Canada Party to take over from dissatisfied, underpaid (see http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/379236/15-rise-not-tempting) elected persons currently running our city.
Mangez nos shorts! Nous sommes Québecois! Ici vous, bec?