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  1. Just send your acc case manager/administrator an email with what you have written in your post. If it does affect your erc i'm guessing (i'm no expert) they'll come to some arrangement with you on how much to deduct (abate) from your weekly erc. It's better you telling them about the holiday pay than them (ACC) finding out down the track (IRD), At least you are showing them that you're up front with them and expect them to do the same. Would be great if you let us know what they reply with. Always communicate with the ACC or any of their service provider contractors in writing. Cheers If whatever happens you will have an opportunity to have the decision (about your holiday pay) reviewed.
  2. Hide and Seek: How politicians seek to hide your information away Andrea Vance06:03, Mar 14 2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111130258/hide-and-seek-how-politicians-seek-to-hide-your-information-away
  3. Welcome. For your first post it is an extremely interesting one. First of all. I'm far from being an expert ... in fact your user-name would have been a better choice for me had I thought of it lol But anyway I always thought it was the higher of the two but not sure how your change of jobs in between would affect that Do you have any correspondence from ACC stating/implying that your incapacity has/had miraculously healed and you were fit for work? What about your GP, what do they think/say about this? Great question dumbo
  4. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/111154718/lifechanging-wheelchair-made-in-new-zealand-ready-for-world-market The hands-free, electric Omeo was developed by Kevin Halsall, and is now ready for world sales. The Omeo carries an international price of $17,000 USD and in New Zealand ACC would fund eligible applicants.
  5. 20 December 2018 ACC Board appointments announced Hon Iain Lees-Galloway ACC The Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway today announced two new appointments to the Board of ACC. The new appointments commence 1 February 2019. Dr Tracey Batten has recently settled in New Zealand after spending three years in the UK as Chief Executive of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Prior to this Dr Batten held Chief Executive roles with three large health providers in Australia. She is a director of the Australian listed company Medibank and on the boards of Abano Healthcare and NIWA. “Dr Batten brings valuable experience in the health sector, medicine and rehabilitation to the board,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. John Brabazon is an executive director of Cavell Capital merchant bankers. He currently is a director of Dairy Farms NZ Ltd and was previously a director at Auckland International Airport and a number of companies including Hilton Haulage, Brierley Properties Ltd, Apparel Holdings Ltd, Downer Group, Wilson Neill Ltd, and Manukau City Investments. “The board will benefit from his in-depth experience in investment banking, financial markets and commercial governance to the board,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. Iain Lees-Galloway also confirmed the continuation of the terms of Chair Dame Paula Rebstock until December 2019, and directors Kristy McDonald (for six months) and James Miller for (two and a half years) staggered terms. “All are making a valuable contribution to the transformation of ACC and I appreciate their ongoing commitment. “I also would like to thank outgoing member Trevor Janes for his contribution to the ACC Board for the last six years and his nearly 20 years involvement with, and latterly Chairmanship of, the ACC Investment Committee,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/acc-board-appointments-announced Other Press Releases from the Current Minister for ACC Hon Iain Lees-Galloway and or the Associate Minister for ACC Hon Peeni Henare https://www.beehive.govt.nz/portfolio/labour-led-government-2017-2020/acc Minister for ACC Hon Iain Lees-Galloway - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/hon-iain-lees-galloway Associate Minister for ACC Hon Peeni Henare - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/hon-peeni-henare
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    Cassandra Migration (Lupine)

    Hi Lupine, Welcome to ACCforum NZ
  8. Quoted from The $8m doctor: ACC pays for 'wholly speculative diagnosis that does not accord with the clinical facts', judge says Brad Flahive10:09, Dec 16 2018 ACC has paid a doctor $8 million in fees and expenses for second opinions of beneficiaries' injury diagnoses – despite one judge saying the pain specialist is "flying in the face of the medical evidence". The agency regularly calls in Christchurch's Dr Bill Turner to reassess patients who have been granted ACC entitlements for chronic pain; court judgments show ACC consistently uses Turner's opinions to cancel entitlements or cover. In some cases, Turner considers the pain is in the sufferer's head. In most cases, there is no question the patients are in severe pain: the only question is whether the pain is caused by injury – or is a vague "syndrome" as Turner sometimes argues. On numerous occasions .... read the full article here - https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/107963931/the-8m-doctor-acc-pays-for-wholly-speculative-diagnosis-that-does-not-accord-with-the-clinical-facts-judge-says Dr Bill Turner is only the tip of the iceberg!
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    The $8m ChCh doctor Dr Bill Turner

    Christchurch GP earned $750,00 The doctor was paid "handsomely" for his work - around $750,000 between April 2009 and June 2010. ACC fraud doctor named in court NZHerald 1 Dec, 2012 5:30am Dr Jonathan Wright Read the full NZHerald story here - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10851190
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    Medicinal Cannabis

    'Green fairy' discharged without conviction by West Coast court Joanne Carroll11:49, Feb 24 2019 Read the full story here https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110785262/green-fairy-discharged-without-conviction-by-west-coast-court
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    Lime Scooters

    Found this excellent opinion on another site that I need to share with everyone The writer is Chris https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/message/view/55722440 I hope the writer will consider joining this forum and sharing his views and opinions about, not only Lime Scooters but ACC as well. ACC operates on a No Fault system. To cut to the chase, it's the NZ ACC Levy Payers that foot the injury bills including E.R.C (earning related compensation) My opinion is that if a product and or service used in NZ is proved/known to cause any level of injury, the importer/manufacturer/service provider should be required to pay a huge percentage of the cost of the ACC claim and charge their clients/customers extra money which goes direct to the ACC Levy Payers fund/account to off-set costs associated with the injury causing whatever. An example - NZ tobacco/cigarette smokers pay an extra tax on any tobacco product which I believed was to help the District Health Boards look after smokers when/if their health deteriorates The same system could also work on Lime scooters. The more people use them, the more money goes into the ACC levy payers account/fund. Why did Lime not cease hiring out these scooters everywhere as soon as they became aware of the issue? One, maybe Two "Brakes Locking" issues should have been enough for LIME to hit the pause button until the serious issue was fixed and tested! Since Lime Scooters suddenly appeared in NZ I have been waiting for that breaded News Flash that a person has been killed while using a Lime Scooter! I hope I never see the day. Just a note, Its no use asking some users/riders of the Lime Scooters to slow down and ride responsibly some wouldn't give two hoots on how many old folk and kids they hit - some more than others think they're indispensable when riding a lime. Until its too late. sadly next is rip I'll try and make contact with someone at Lime and invite them to join and participate in these discussions.
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    Lime Scooters

    Lime e-scooters ordered off Auckland streets over wheel-locking issue https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110806313/lime-escooters-ordered-off-auckland-streets-following-safety-concerns And the ACC Levy Payers, that's you and I and most of New Zealand (compulsory levies on wages, fuel etc etc) pay for the treatment of the injuries and compensate those injured for lost earnings etc! I totally agree .... BAN LIME SCOOTERS!
  13. Women stand naked on Auckland's Karangahape Road in protest of police inaction after alleged assault Hannah Martin and Charlotte Carter13:13, Feb 09 2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110471269/women-stand-naked-on-aucklands-karangahape-road-in-protest-of-police-inaction-after-alleged-assault Jazmine Rose Phillips and Kyah Dove stood naked on a busy Auckland road as a protest after an alleged assault. The victim of an alleged sexually-motivated assault stood naked on Friday on Auckland's Karangahape Rd in protest, after she says police ignored her calls for help. Auckland performance artist Jazmine Rose Phillips stood hand-in-hand with her friend, Kyah Dove at the entrance to St Kevins' Arcade, covered in fake blood and with black tape over their mouths. Other women were handing out flyers to passersby, detailing the reasons for the protest. The flyer stated the women were physically assaulted by a man on Karangahape Rd on January 21. Phillips said a man began "doing sexual gestures" towards her and her partner after they had hugged on a street corner. She hit his car window, then he jumped out of his vehicle and struck her across the head, before trying to hit her partner, she said. This flier was handed to passersby by people at the scene. The pair got away and asked a passerby to stand with them while they phoned 111. They then gave police a description of the man who attacked them, along with his car registration number, Phillips said. On the phone, they were told there would be CCTV footage, and police would contact them that evening or follow up the next day. But they never heard from police, Phillips said. "The officer at the counter made [my partner] tell the story in a line in front of people, then after she told the story he said 'we can't do anything unless you both come in'," Phillips said. Phillips' partner left the police station in tears. "I walked away from that experience feeling really hurt, powerless and unsupported with a lot of shame and fear," Phillips said. She decided to protest on K Rd to process her trauma through art. "I kept hearing stories from all my female friends about their similar stories of sexual harassment and reporting rape, far more traumatic stories than mine and decided this is what I would do." She said the protest prompted an outpouring of gratitude from women who confessed they went through similar experiences and it was "amazing to not feel alone", but also awful to know that so many people shared her grief. A police sergeant approached the two women after they had been standing on the street for quite some time and gave Phillips his card, she said. "He said, 'when you're ready to talk I would like to further explore the case', but for me that was far too late, I wanted them to arrive when I made a 111 call. "Last week a 57-year-old women died in her home and Grace [Millane] was found in a bush near my house. What I would like to know is at what point do [police] start arriving after calls?" A bystander who was meeting friends for lunch came across the protest, which she said made her "pretty emotional". Lots of people stopped to look at the "amazingly brave" women and to take flyers, she said. "The women being there on a busy street, naked, covered in fake blood with the tape over their mouths was a pretty powerful statement," she said. "I almost cried." Auckland District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus said the matter was "being followed up urgently". Police were contacting the two women to discuss their concerns with them, she said. "We understand they have concerns about an incident where one of the women was assaulted in January, and the way it was handled. "We need to establish the exact circumstances around the incident and what happened when they reported it. "It is very concerning that these women feel let down by police and we are doing everything we can to establish exactly what happened, work with the victims and address their concerns." Stuff https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110471269/women-stand-naked-on-aucklands-karangahape-road-in-protest-of-police-inaction-after-alleged-assault
  14. I reproduced the above Stuff story for a good reason. About 8 years ago a select group of ACCforum.org members were attacked on that forum by a then newly registered member. That individual is allegedly the same person featured in the following story published by the Herald. Blogger dodges prison over court suppression breaches, harassment campaigns 26 Jul, 2018 1:10pm Internet blogger Dermot Nottingham was sentenced today in the Auckland District Court. Photo / Sam Hurley New Zealand Herald court reporter. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12095711 The blogger's targets included business people, civil servants, and a former Member of Parliament. Photos were taken of them and their homes and the allegations published online falsely claimed drug abuse and corruption. Nottingham's targets included several innocent ACC claimants! Dermot Nottingham's profile on ACCforum dot org Joined: - 11-December 11 https://accforum.org/forums/index.php?/user/56902-lauda-finem/page__tab__aboutme Why did the NZ Police not investigate our complaints? ACC Claimants Safety Alert The following individuals are alleged to be responsible for the demise of the ACCforum.org and criminal harassment of ACC Claimants. David Butler, Alan Thomas, and Dermot Nottingham ACCforum dot org's David Butler aka Hardwired aka Snoopy David Butler - Image from David Butler/*Dermot Nottingham Skype video David Butler allegedly resides somewhere in or near Cheviot, just out side of Christchurch NZ. Warning: If you are an ACC, or Work & Income NZ client , Don't give David Butler any of your personal information! Dermot Gregory Nottingham - He is a convicted criminal. Warning: If you are an ACC, or Work & Income NZ client , Don't give Dermot Gregory Nottingham any of your personal information! Alan Gordon Thomas - He is a convicted criminal and alleged owner/moderator/administrator of ACCforum(doyt)org Wealthy consultant used ACC to boost wage by $238,000 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=115696 ACC bomb plot: Plans for van blast - 26 Jul, 2011 5:30am https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10740850 Warning: If you are an ACC, or Work & Income NZ client , Don't give Alan Gordon Thomas any of your personal information! This post was in the Public Domain but quickly moved to "Members only" section of ACCforum dot org I have chosen not to name the blog site which published Nottingham's posts because the offending content remains online.
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    1] German chancellor Angela Merkel angrily shouts "Big Red Coloured Font auf dieser accforum.org Wieder ist es eine Kollision mit dem Top Ich trage Argh!" during private talks with President Obama Translated: "Big Red Coloured Font on that accforum.org again, it's clashing with the Top I'm wearing Arggggg!" 2] German chancellor Angela Merkel angrily shouts "Ich hatte ein Memorandum of Understanding mit David Butler (accforum.org's resident "Troll") für ihn zu fuk Klappentext und tomcat, blurb, Mini, ntv and freefallnz über, aber er ist erneut nicht gelungen ist, Verschwendung von Zeit!" during private talks with President Obama Translated: "I had a Memorandum of Understanding with David Butler (accforum.org's resident "Troll") for him to fuk tomcat, blurb, mini, ntv and freefallnz over but he's failed yet again, waste of time!" 3] German chancellor Angela Merkel angrily shouts "Unabhängig davon, fälschlicherweise der in irgendeiner angeblichen Takapuna Bombenanschlag ich immer noch für beide Alan Thomas und David Butler zu tun haben ein Herz beteiligt angeklagt, aber ihre Köpfe scheinen immer anschwellen dieses groß!" during private talks with President Obama 4] German chancellor Angela Merkel angrily shouts "Before I joined Jenny Craig, I was this wide!" during private talks with President Obama I hope that it brings a smile to everyone's faces.
  16. Great question! This is what you, or indeed anyone in New Zealand needs to do if injured in an accident. Visit a health provider This could be at your local medical centre, or hospital emergency department (A&E)., your doctor, or physiotherapist etc. The health provider Will fill out all the appropriate forms and will make/lodge the injury claim to the ACC on your behalf. The ACC will Pay a little bit of your appointment If the ACC cover your injury they'll pay part of your appointment to your health provider. Naturally you'll need to pay for the rest. Check with the health provider for their fees. NZ Community Services Card holders or dependents (14 - 17 years of age) of a NZ Community Services Card holder, may get a lower-cost visit to the GP. Most GPs should also offer zero-fees for children under 14 years. The ACC will confirm if you’re covered They will send you a letter to confirm if they will cover your injury or injuries. They usually do this within a week. Make sure you give the ACC your mobile number or email address because then they can send you information telling you what's happening with your claim much sooner. The ACC website states "If we don't cover your injury, we’ll let you know why." Yeah right! If they spin some crap that your injury is "Deterioration" and or related to old age etc tell them they're full of crap! Then come back here and join us (it's free) and be part of our ACCforum community. Find out how the ACC can support you If you need ongoing support from the ACC, they'll likely assign you a case owner. If you are lucky enough to get an honest/decent case owner/manager they'll help you get the appropriate support you may need and sort out any problems. Good luck. You might even get weekly compensation if you can’t work The ACC should also help with your income. If you can't work because of an injury that they failed to find an excuse to decline "cover" on, the ACC can help with your income. Good luck in your adventure. You're always welcome to come back here and join us for some support, advice, and resources that at the end of the day hopefully leads you to gaining/regaining your rightful ACC cover and entitlements instead of having to go begging at Work & Income New Zealand. You should not treat the ACC or any of their Service Providers as friends! Believe me, they are not your friends.
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    Way back in time

    My history with the ACC was well documented on another forum that has a similar domain name as this forum but with dot org instead of dot nz on the rear end.
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    Way back in time

    As far as I am aware the thread/topic that Warren Forster started in that other forum is still there. Well, some of it remains. It is titled "Blurb's Story" and was in that forum's "Personal Stories" section. Blurb's Story for the first part was a very busy topic/thread. Warren gave a running commentary on his interactions with some individuals in high places within the ACC empire. When it became clear that what Warren was publishing (his interactions with ACC) was really starting to piss them at the ACC off the topic/thread was attacked with abuse slander defamatory comments etc etc to force the then admin of that forum to remove hundreds of posts. Why that admin didn't put a stop to the trolls when it first started is still a mystery.