March 26 in history
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NZ Truck Association business development manager Suzanne Hubball said the Government was "forcing" transport operators to employ and train drivers from the "unemployment queue" rather than recruit experienced overseas drivers.
Followed by Graham Richardson, former senator and senior Labor minister.
"The myth in Britain has been that we bombed military targets and Germans bombed civilian populations, but it is almost exactly the reverse," said Professor Overy, author of The Air War and Bomber Command.
"The Germans tried to bomb military targets and by mid-1941 the British had given up on that idea and wanted to flatten city centres," he said.
The RAF raid by 791 aircraft on the night of July 24-25, 1943, was followed by 787 aircraft on July 27-28. Hamburg was targeted for its shipyards, U-boat port and oil refinery.
While 265,000 fall below the 60% poverty line, 175,000 children are below the very stringent poverty line of 50% median income, and most of these are in families that do not have a parent in full time work and most rely on the sole parent benefit.
Much of the city’s debt to banks and bondholders is secured by tax revenue, and just how much the creditors get will have to be hashed out in court. A big chunk is owed to employee pension plans and for the health care costs of more than 18,000 retirees. So the city is caught in a time warp of sorts. It has obligations left over from the boom days, with today’s much smaller revenue base.