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Who would want to manually change the password for 75 devices around home and work? Mapping the landscape of climate engineering. Within each there are several chapters. Then, guidelines pertaining to nutrition services and physical education are provided, followed by guidelines for health education, health, mental health and social services, family and community involvement, staff wellness, and professional development for staff. A stunning admission from the scientific community.

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Young men are no longer required to wear dark suits, and they do not have to wear a full suit during regular everyday proselytizing activities. They must, however, remain in professional, conservative attire. For instance, a light colored suit is acceptable.

They are also allowed to wear a sweater or suit vest over their dress shirt and are encouraged to wear colored ties. Sister missionaries may wear skirts and dresses that cover their knees. In areas infested with mosquitoes, particularly in Central and South America where the humidity yields infestations, sister missionaries are now permitted to wear slacks. In some areas these standards are altered slightly according to the discretion of the mission president. For example, in hot, humid climates, suit coats are not required, and dress shirts may be short-sleeved.

Casual clothes may be worn only in limited circumstances, such as when missionaries provide manual labor or exercise. In , the dress guidelines were updated to allow for "simple and conservative" sunglasses and "wide-brimmed hats" as part of a missionary's attire to provide missionaries protection from excessive heat.

All full-time missionaries wear a name tag that gives their surname with the appropriate title "Elder" or "Sister" in English-speaking areas, or their equivalent titles in other languages.

The name tag also bears the church's name, unless the mission president considers this inadvisable due to circumstances in the area e. Missionaries are required to wear the tag at all times in public. A missionary companionship , consisting of two or occasionally, three missionaries, is the smallest organizational unit of a mission. Every missionary is assigned by the mission president to be another missionary's companion.

Missionary companionships are generally maintained for months at a time and most missionaries will have served with multiple companions by the end of their mission. These companions very rarely have prior acquaintance outside of the mission. Companionships are always of the same gender. Missionary companions are instructed to stay together at all times and not to go out of the hearing of their companion's voice.

One of the intentions of this strict policy of staying together is to discourage missionaries from breaking any mission rules. When companions have conflicting personalities or interests, they are encouraged to try to resolve them themselves. If a missionary's companion is having difficulty with the work or with personal problems, missionaries are instructed to give criticism constructively, in private and with respect.

Missionaries are urged to treat the companionship as a relationship that must succeed in being cooperative and selfless, thus improving the spirituality, character and social skills of each individual missionary. Senior couples serve as a companionship for the entirety of their mission and have more relaxed rules.

Unlike single missionaries, they share the same bed and are able to travel outside of the mission boundaries. Missionaries are encouraged to write a letter to their parents weekly. Since almost all of their time is otherwise occupied, other communication is limited. However, a missionary may use preparation day to correspond with any person that is resident outside of the boundaries of the mission. Missionaries do not go on vacation and are generally permitted to telephone their parents only on Christmas Day, and one other day of the year, usually Mother's Day.

Single missionaries are prohibited from dating or courting while serving missions. The policy of companionships staying together at all times serves to discourage these activities. While missionaries may interact with members of the opposite sex, they may never be alone with them or engage in any kind of intimate physical or emotional activity e.

They may not telephone, write, e-mail, or accept letters from members of the opposite sex that live in the area where they are assigned to proselytize. In the early days of the LDS Church, men were called to serve missions regardless of marital status. Today, however, married young men are not expected to serve missions, unless called to oversee a mission as a mission president.

A call to be a mission president is typically extended to the married couple, and in turn, the entire family of the chosen mission president. Older retired couples also may serve as missionaries, but do not take their families with them.

Generally, missionaries wake up at 6: If they are teaching in a foreign language, they'll spend another 30 minutes to an hour studying the language. They plan for the next day's activities, pray, and are encouraged to write in their personal journal, but are not required to. They then retire to bed at On January 25, , the church announced that schedules can be modified depending on the area in which missionaries serve.

Missionaries are admonished to "avoid all forms of worldly entertainment. They are not permitted to listen to music that has romantic lyrics or overtones, or merely entertains. They are permitted to read only books, magazines, or other materials authorized by the church. These guidelines were updated in October , when the church announced that in some missions, missionaries would be issued smart phones and be permitted to use technology on a wider scale.

This is intended to enable the missionaries to more easily find "religiously minded people. Missionaries are instructed to avoid slang and casual language including when they are alone in their apartment and in their letters to family.

Some words and expressions are mission- or language-specific, while others are universal, such as calling the halfway point of a mission the "hump" or hump day , [31] or describing a missionary who is excited about returning home as "trunky" as he has already packed his trunk. As of the end of , there were 70, full-time LDS missionaries serving in church missions throughout the world. The most visible and most common type of missionaries are typically those who proselytize door-to-door and ride bicycles for transportation.

For many years, Mormon missionaries used structured lessons called "missionary discussions" formally called "The Uniform System for Teaching the Gospel" to teach interested non-members and recent converts about the doctrines of the LDS Church and to commit them on the steps to take to become a member of the church. Missionaries were often instructed to adhere very closely to the six lessons, and they frequently quoted segments word-for-word an especially helpful practice when learning a foreign language.

The training materials also instructed missionaries to freely change the order of the lessons segments according to the needs and questions of the learners. The missionary discussions were replaced beginning in October by a guide called Preach My Gospel which places emphasis on "teaching by the Spirit". According to Preach My Gospel , God knows each of His children and can guide His servants to say and teach what is best for each individual.

Despite the latitude given to missionaries, the guide still contains material which should be actively taught. Chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel concisely describes all of the doctrine that the missionaries are to teach to those learning about the church.

The missionaries are responsible for knowing the doctrine and continually preparing to teach it. They can choose the order that this material is taught to serve the needs of each individual. This is a change from the missionary discussions which were usually taught in order to each investigator. The book, now published in many languages, [36] is meant to be used by the general church membership. This sets it apart from the previous missionary discussions, which were used primarily by full-time missionaries, members with church callings related to missionary work, and those preparing to serve missions.

Missionaries with special needs or health considerations may be called as full-time or part-time service missionaries. Many fully able missionaries are called to do genealogical research or act as tour guides or hosts at Temple Square or Family History libraries and other church sites.

In many areas, even proselytizing missionaries spend most of their day responding to incoming phone calls and queries, delivering requested media from the church's television and radio commercials. Missionaries may use public transportation , walk , bicycle, or in some areas drive automobiles owned by the church, or occasionally ride within a private automobile with a church member who is accompanying them to a teaching appointment, proselytizing, or fellowshipping activity.

At the end of , there were 33, church-service missionaries. The LDS Church also has a strong welfare and humanitarian missionary program. These humanitarian missionaries typically serve in impoverished areas of the world and do not actively proselytize. Humanitarian missionaries comply with any local laws regarding teaching or displaying religious symbols, including the identifying name tags. This allows them to provide services and aid in countries where activities by religious organizations are typically restricted or forbidden, such as in predominantly Muslim countries or in Southeast Asia.

Regular proselytizing missionaries are asked to engage in welfare activities and community service , limited to four hours a week on days other than weekends or preparation day.

Building missionaries were called by the president of the Tongan Mission in the early s. From on, Wendell B. Mendenhall institutionalized building missionaries on a larger scale with skilled tradesmen called as supervisors of the missionaries. Most of the supervisors were Americans, while most of the workers were young men indigenous to the areas of the South Pacific and Latin America where the work was carried out. However, at times the situation was more complex.

One example is Jose Alvarez, who was a native of Argentina, but had lived in the United States for three years when he was called to go with his family to Chile, where he served as a building missionary supervisor. Every part of the world is assigned to be within a mission of the church, whether or not LDS missionaries are active in the area.

An adult male mission president presides over the missionaries in the mission. Most missions are divided into several zones , a zone being a geographic area specified by the mission president though these are often the same area as the LDS ecclesiastical unit known as a "stake".

A zone encompasses several more organizational units called districts. Each zone and district is presided over by leaders drawn from male missionaries serving in that area.

Zone and district leaders are responsible for gathering weekly statistics, assisting missionaries in their areas of responsibility, and general accountability to the mission president for the well-being and progress of the missionaries under their stewardship. A district typically encompasses four to eight missionaries, and may or may not comprise more than one proselytizing area.

An area is typically a portion of the LDS ecclesiastical unit known as a ward or congregation , one ward, or multiple wards. In addition to the leaders mentioned above, the mission president has two or more assistants. They serve as the president's executive assistants, administering policies and helping missionaries throughout the mission.

The number of missions in the church typically varies from one year to the next. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles determine when new missions are created, consolidated, or discontinued. In October , the church announced that, in an effort to increase missionary safety, the number of missions would be consolidated.

The extent of those consolidation plans is yet to be announced. Missionaries are expected to pay their own expenses while on the mission, often with assistance from family. In the past, each missionary paid his or her actual living expenses, but this approach created a disproportionate burden on missionaries who were assigned to more expensive areas of the world. By the all but 1 of the Admin staff had left for other local jobs and the 1 remainder left 4 months after the move.

Even at lower level work, nepotism is strong. When trying to transition into a new career it can be difficult.

I have to be really careful here that I do not get too carried away. From our experience during 7 years of living in New Zealand, we have met many cheerful, caring and sincere people.

Most of these are immigrants themselves and some others are really incredible born and bred New Zealanders. Some of these feelings most certainly have merit as rampant uncontrolled immigration has contributed to many new problems in NZ, with explosive rising living costs being top of the list.

None the less, 7 years in we still encounter many situations that make us feel like second-class residents and outsiders. My overview and experience of NZ and its people, culture and lifestyle is that many NZ born Kiwis can be a somewhat strange bunch, blissfully happy in their own ignorance and self-praise of everything great about themselves and NZ. Kiwis love to promote and plaster pictures of themselves all over their vehicles, business signage and on the products they sell.

All forms of advertising in NZ are heavily dependent on endorsements from so-called local sporting heroes. Even council organizations climb on board with this never-ending NZ sports hero worship. It is as if one cannot market a product or service if it is not connected to rugby in some way or another. Home building packages, vehicle sales, realty agents, clothing and all manner of foodstuffs — absolutely everything is endorsed by current or ex rugby players, their coaches, trainers and other extended family members.

NZ sports people; mostly rugby players, are highly revered and idolised in every aspect of NZ culture. Our children are conditioned to look up to these so-called role models. Kiwi experience is what really counts, and that everything in NZ is the best or at least amongst the finest in the world. NZ has few problems, most everything is great, and if you work hard, everyone gets a good deal and a fair go.

From the dairy, meat and wine industry to tourism and agriculture, jobs, training, healthcare, schooling and governance — nothing comes close to NZ. From my personal experience, much of this stems from the inherent insecurity of many small thinking Kiwis, and their recent newfound access to the real world. If you dare criticize anything about NZ, or offer an opinion in contrast to the accepted norms, you are seen as a rogue agent and whinger. Kiwis constantly sing their own praises, grandstanding about most things with shiny tacky window dressing.

Everything about NZ seems to be re-active rather than pro-active. I regret to say that a fair amount of the Kiwis we have encountered are out of touch in world terms, refusing to acknowledge that NZ is actually about 10 years behind the curve ball in many aspects of other developed countries. This fact does of course have its own attraction and allure for some.

It also provides some big advantages, especially in terms of untapped business opportunities, booming tourism markets and new technological developments etc… some of which I hope to comment on later.

Not knowing enough about this subject, I have quickly learned to keep all my thoughts and comments to myself. This is not that I have anything bad to say at all. Our bad, as they say! This brings me to the growing issue concerning the behaviour, health and rebellious culture throughout a wide cross section of NZ youth.

In general, I find that NZ youth are totally lacking in discipline, and are disrespectful towards their elders and almost any form of authority. Manners and morals have gone straight out the window. Despite what official statistics may suggest, during our 7 year stay in NZ, we have noticed a steady increase in youth offending and criminal incidents.

There is a growing trend for young children, teens and adults to challenge authority at every opportunity. Rugby, Alcohol, Sweet My Mate! Drink driving is commonplace, as are youths fleeing from police in stolen vehicles. With endemic alcohol and drug abuse, comes an increase in vehicle and workplace accidents with more and more senseless injuries and fatalities.

It is very clear to me that all is not that well in the social fabric of NZ. By now, some readers may be thinking that I am making NZ sound like an absolute train wreck. My point here is that many countries have similar societal health and order issues, but in NZ they are often hidden, pushed under the carpet and not openly discussed or spoken about.

Possibly for fear that many New Zealanders may be shocked to realise that there are indeed many serious and dire social needs that require urgent attention. NZ needs to pull its head out the sand, slow down on the marketing and relentless self-praise and concentrate of getting the basics right. The good news is that despite my negative comments and frustrations, I can honestly say that NZ does indeed offer a great outdoor lifestyle opportunity for those who can afford the time and expense to explore and enjoy all that is on offer.

In hindsight, maybe we should have saved that money for…. Getting back on point, NZ offers almost every outdoor activity and attraction I can think of. There is so much to see and do. Thankfully, lots of free or low cost activities such as swimming, tramping, cycling, fishing and hunting are within easy reach for most people, given the time and opportunity to get out there. Other more adventurous adrenaline activities such as river rafting, jet boating and a host of tourist-focused options are very, very expensive.

Make no mistake; NZ is blessed with natural beauty. The NZ outdoor lifestyle is wonderful, but an undisputed utopia it is not, especially as things are starting to change with the rapid degradation of the NZ natural environment more on this later. Home appliances, electronics and household maintenance items are also becoming way too expensive. I know that I must sound like a sour, ungrateful, disgruntled snob when I say I am a hard working, qualified professional with a Masters Degree in my field of work, my husband is responsible for managing 20 co-workers in a large business with a six figure weekly turnover, and yet after all these years, we are financially worse off than the day we arrived.

On top of this, we have to think twice about buying our kids some treats at our local cinema during the school holidays. To sum up, there are many hard working parents like us that simply have less and less available time and money, despite earning what sounds like a decent income.

Our family finds it really tough, so they must find it near impossible. My bottom line belief is that if you want to enjoy a quality family orientated Kiwi lifestyle in NZ, you need to have a good work vs. Well put, and very comprehensive. There is an element of delusion in the thinking here. Only yesterday in a National daily paper, a survey said Wellington was the best city in the world to live.

I think the editors of the paper trawl the internet find a flattering survey. There are dozens of surveys like this, naming a range of cities as the best. So the news becomes not about the event, but the Kiwi connection to it. The easy going nature is only on the surface, probe deeper and it becomes less savory. An example, the driving — why would a affable person become a monster when they get in car? You should be a full time journalist writer or better still in Parliament all your comments are smack on target — exactly where NZ is at right now!

More people should speak up like this — you and your family are welcomed as fellow New Zealanders working for a better NZ. Every time I return to NZ, I am shocked by the rising cost of living and insular thinking of my new work colleagues.

All my friends seem to be immigrants and travelers. Never a true word spoken brilliant dave fuller yeovil somerset england, been NZ atleast 30 times was going to move no sense of humour there at all I must of met all the thick slow ones. I have to agree with a lot I read here.

Me, my husband, and our two school going children followed our immigration dream to New Zealand 7 years ago. We are now starting to think we have made a mistake. Despite having good full time jobs, we still find each and every week to be a constant battle. We are time poor as we chase the dollars to make ends meet in an effort to provide a healthy and fulfilling upbringing for our children. The cost of living in NZ is sky high. Relocating away from the large NZ cities is not always do-able as job opportunities can be very limited.

One also needs to retain as many existing friends and family connections as possible to help you live life. Remember, that you do not own your own home, and have not included any money for dare I say entertainment, holidays, household purchases or savings. With this said, there are many people who do somehow exist on far less — certainly not a desirable situation to be in. The cost of living is constantly increasing too, so the game gets harder and harder as the deficit and divide gets bigger and bigger between The Haves and The Have Nots which also means more crime and not quite as much freedom as in previous years.

It is a no win situation as neither of our earnings can keep pace. Owning our own home is a pipe dream. Are we really supposed to lower our morals and living standards further by sharing accommodation in a commune with others, or perhaps living in a motor park or caravan? We arrived in NZ as working professionals, qualified and positive, ready and willing to contribute and give our very best.

If you are thinking about moving to NZ, you must ensure you are financially sound and able to purchase your own home outright. This will help insulate you and your family from the pressure of chasing income at the expense of time and lifestyle.

The sand flies are one of those unspoken NZ pests. The bites are nasty and can last months. I need to go back to Nz to sort out some things. Come from a country that needs visa.

Firstly Nz immigration tourist visa resulting time is officially 20 working days on their website. While even that is a crazy long time, after my application I have received an email saying that New Zealand immigration is very busy and the visa application takes as much as two months at the moment what the…!!!!

The only things kiwis like to screw more than sheep is working migrants. For a country with dual language national anthems, haka, Waitangi treaty etc it is full of racists. While checking out from a hotel, I saw one friendly receptionist perhaps American at concierge who was more than happy to collect few suitcases from the room of one of the hotel guest and I was not surprised to see his colleague showing off eyes to not go beyond call of duty.

The drive to Wanaka was beautiful but small tiny little flies along the beach took away all the fun, their sting was so painful. Literally returned back to the car with 70 odd bites. House goes on the market in two weeks time! At least in Auckland you sure to get a quick sale and profit, my house in Whangarei took 7 years to sell! I just want to get out now.

So this is my first time reading this blog. I thought I was alone. My husband and I came here 6 years ago from uk. But not like this. We simply cannot afford another child. I work 11 hour days and my commute can sometimes be 2 and a half hours a day, one road in one road out!

And I can survive this, just about. And the driving, well, it drives me insane. I really recently had my car totaled on the motorway by a non concentrating, tail gating idiot. After 13 years of driving with not one accident, I now have a totalled car and I have to get a loan to get a new one, cos the insurance sucks here! Leave now while you still can extract some money from your house. The housing debacle is on the verge of tipping into the abyss. NZ will become the wild west as people realise they actually they are screwed due to the mountains of debt all have acumulated.

In NZ there will be no walking away from this they will strip you of every asset and make you pay off the debt until you die. They will then probably try and pass it to you children by invoking some new law. This includes any retirement funds you thought were safe.

The game is over. Well that settles it then! As a New Zealander, your comments strike home. I remember a fairly innocuous comment during a World Cup querying why a cup of mediocre coffee cost more in Newmarket in Auckland than in Rome, and the writer copped a ton of abuse. We Kiwis have a huge blind spot when it comes to ourselves. That goes some way to explaining the hypocritical outpouring of grief for John Clarke, who died today.

He was a brilliant comedian who was forced to ply his trade in Australia because TV in this country thought he was too political. What does it say about us that we let the NZBC drive talent offshore? They have served to make me stronger in my resolve to go. I had to explain to my friends daughter not to go on holiday to turkey. I enjoyed reading your thread Lauren. Where I came from in the UK is actually a much more innocent place to raise children.

I could give you a long list of unpleasant influences my children have been exposed to here in NZ. I am talking 13 year old children and the sort of stuff going on with their classmates, sex, drugs, suicide, depression, alcohol, late night parties etc Mothers taking their 13 year old daughters to get tattoos.

Obviously this stuff also exists in the UK, but not where I come from, at such a young age. Unfortunately in New Zealand it also appears to be widely spread in the rural small town as well where there are limited prospects and recreational activities for both young and older generations so drinking drugs and misbehaving become the norm…basically standards of behaviour have total gone to hell!.

Hi George, where are you from in the uk? I have seen it a little in whangaparaoa , but I know it exists in others areas outside mine, from what I read and from what friends tell me, and that was one of the reasons we have decided to go back to the uk. I am from Sussex, Lauren. My children seem keen to shift back to the UK when they are older.

They are sort of outsiders here but I expect they will feel the same there now. I have seen a few articles pop up on Reddit about the IQ points of NZ children dropping significantly such as this http: NZ school environments are not conducive for learning and brighter children often have to be quiet or dumb themselves down to be accepted by their peers to not become victims of Tall Poppy Syndrome.

My father asked our Chinese friend if she would consider moving to Australia or NZ from Southeast Asia, I remember her response being not until our children are over 18 because she knew many Chinese families whose children suffered greatly especially from the culture shock, bullying and declining educational standards.

It seems education and schooling are greatly declining in terms of their quality all over the world. The only way for children to truly excel and reach their full potential as critical thinkers and future leaders of the world is by homeschooling. Fortunately for people in NZ homeschool is legal. I really have had this existence up to the eyeballs. Everyday is all about forcing one positive step forward. It sounds like madness, but I actually only have to leave our house once a month to keep things ticking over, but that is one too many times for me.

Kiwis are the most angry, unhappy and soulless of people I have ever come across. Nobody looks strangers in the eye, and they are all stepping on each other in some small way. Every single time I am tailgated when I go out, my blood boils. Not positive, I know, but there is something wrong here. Also, I distinctly remember seeing a lot of antisocial stuff in the EU, but it is all here too with extras.

The difference is that the gangs here are so conspicuous and threatening. That is in these vans? Are the police part of it? Because I see and hear the bikes all through the day, but I have never seen a police car or anyone in uniform. Do Kiwis have any self respect? I remember I had a bad day topped off with the ubiquitous social retard sniffing my arse for ten minutes. I needed to get it out of my system. I socialise with migrants and refugees which I highly recommend , and the cost of living, second only to alcohol abuse, is a common point that people want clarified.

They think they are doing something wrong, somehow, because they can barely afford to eat properly! Shame Kiwi future only seems to be reflecting current fabric of NZ society. I dont know where to begin so i will just randomly vent. I was born here in Auckland I am now trying to leave NZ as I cannot afford the housing here anymore. I earn a little over 50k a year. Now that the average crappy looking house is over and banks requiring 20 percent deposit on top of student loan debt I can not imagine a future in Nz without incurring huge debts.

I work for Govt department and was kept as a temp for over 2 years after uni. I took my company to court to keep my job.

We had staff members killed within the last few years as the media have painted us as an enemy. From that I must save over k for my first home deposit. Even after saving that amount the bank told me my income could not support repayments crushing my dreams.

Growing up i have been assaulted by racist members of public. Police in nz are simply there to generate revenue. NZ is happy to have its citizens stretched to financial limits to repay national debt. Weekend nightlife at teen ages is all about fights drugs drinking in cbd area.

Gangs use children to break into houses and commit crime as there are no repercussions. I am Fijian by decent and even I can see how the law is designed to incriminate pacific people. Police hold checkpoints outside of university to target students. They stop pulling you over every day after age I live in Mt roskill which is close to a 1million dollar suburb.

When I was around 10, houses were around k mark now the same houses are over a million. Income has not increased much over the period with the average educated person earning below 60k per year before taxes.

NZ is slowly pricing out its citizens and replacing it with wealthy migrants. Cheaper areas of nz have limited job opportunities. It is just mum and I. Mums sick and does not want to move. We grew up poor but this is not the life I imagined post 40k tertiary study. During uni I had to work full time to support mum. Welfare system is very soft but also very low. Loan sharks exploit the vulnerable.

Kiwis are huge on debt. Govt is all about looking good on global scale while people suffer. Media in NZ promotes National Party all for increased privatization. Survival of the fittest etc.

NZers told to save water whilst foreign companies can take the water we save and sell it overseas. Healthy food is expensive. Fizzy drinks are cheaper than water. Most nzers live on television as too broke to do anything else. Govt is all about band aiding social issues until media move onto next irrelevant topic. Nothing ever gets done in nz just costs keep increasing. NZ pick and choose Scandinavian policies as it suits them but only as a check boxes.

No real meaning behind their actions. Paula Bennet is the worse representative NZ could ask for and is now deputy prime minister without public support or consent.

No one ever has a burning passion or adequate knowledge to run Govt sectors but are recycled from areas outside of their expertise. NZ invests the minimum to future proof the country. Currently building roads expected to be done in10 years. By which time everything will be dug up again and redone as population increases. NZ is all about money.

Govt revealed raising super annuation age to NZ is great for those who purchased properties when they were cheap. Now Nz life is week to week paycheck to paycheck. I was born here did the norm that Kiwis do but life here will always be only about money.

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