Friday, 10 May 2019 10:23

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It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.

The latest bright idea comes from the Treasury, the government agency responsible for monitoring public spending. It is busy trying to “surprise Aotearoa with a strain of compassion so delightful that it re-wires our collective consciousness”!

In what is supposed to be the busiest time of year for Treasury – the lead-up to the Budget – many of its top officials recently hosted a ‘social lab’ centred around a ‘Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game’, in which they consulted their ‘sun’ and ‘moon’ feelings.

Unsurprisingly, the Treasury has been labelled ‘bizarre and out of touch’ for playing a ‘wellbeing’ card game and it is hard not to disagree.


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