March 10, 2010
Alf is profoundly disturbed by the actions of the Gore cops who charged a schoolbus driver for assaulting a schoolboy.
He is especially disturbed to hear that Gore’s top cop, Senior Sergeant Steve Gregory, has defended his decision to prosecute the veteran driver.
This Gregory bugger says the police would do it again, given the same circumstances.
Sad to say, the 70-year-old driver, Jim McCorkindale, of Gore, has decided to quit his job.
This is understandable, in the circumstances.
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July 31, 2009
Alf is only too aware that when it comes to closing schools, the bloody bureaucrats are adept at bamboozling the Minister of Education and winning the day, no matter the political cost.
He will be battling to ensure this does not happen in the Tararuas.
But should Anne Tolley buckle and do what her bureaucrats want, not what the true-blue Tararua community wants, then rest assured there is a fall-back position.
Alf agrees with the locals that having your kids sit on a bus for up to two hours or so a day is beyond the beyond. He will be pushing for a big improvement in the standards of the school bus service.