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  1. Of course it’s been reported many times on YSB for weeks but I’m noticing a ratcheting up of the international chorus that China is in deep financial shit and large corporations are voting with their feet in growing numbers.
    Evergrande (the CCP are really in charge) have told the reciever that is trying to put a hold on some extremely valuable land in Hong Kong to simply “go fuck yourself” this could spread around the planet quicker than a Wuhan virus and fuck up 1000 times more lives as well, hang on to your hats folks this ain’t going away.
    Chinas overall debt is more than four times GDP ,,Fuuuccckkk..

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  2. revftech@0455

    Re: ‘Chinas overall debt is more than four times GDP…’, It’s going to be interesting to see what actions the international banks and their mates will take to collect the outstanding debt (and exercise ‘control’ over the CCP), and how Xi will in turn use those actions to impose further controls on his peasants.

    China is probably not going to be a very nice place to live in for the next little while…

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  3. It does not take a moment to figure where this is going.

    Australian children will earn a digital licence to use the internet safely under a new plan by Labor.
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/internet/children-to-get-digital-licence-to-use-the-internet-under-labor-plan/news-story/83831f1f924c24d0a253f0a0e32fa4a2

    Note that this is already figured in the currents government’s new legislation to bring further controls of digital expression and flow of information.

    It seems to be all the part pincers of a movement “ratshit” people to further controls like a licence to live.

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  4. Why is there nothing on the news about the convoy? Do the MSM really believe if they bury their heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening it will go away? Failing to report on this will destroy any shred of credibility they still had and expose them as the puppets they are. R.I.P msm and FJA for good measure.

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  5. Komata, NZ is not going to be a nice place to live for the next little while if this shit gets to its inevitable conclusion, FFS look at the low grade shit politicians we will be relying on to get the Country through the possible coming shit storm.

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    • It was hilarious hearing how some one was quoted in yesterdays news of being held up by speed of the convoy, that are seeking “vaccine should be NOT be mandatory, freedom of choice” about the vaxx.

      Now the NZTA will be making that to be a very mandatory speeds in their confusing, on again, off again, which section was that, to be the lower “mandatory speed”.
      Now just blanket as many roads as possible into their new definitions figured by “Discourse Consensus”, that is to take out any dissident voices of experience.

      It seems that NZTA have removed the old LSZ signs —– a limited speed zone. which indicated it was over to the driver to ascertain whether there was traffic density or weather conditions, etc.. that required them to reduce speed. “drive to the conditions”.

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    • Just fix the roads

      WG

      Only in a dystopian “Atlas Shrugged” type society do they lower speeds instead of fixing the broken infrastructure. It’s called lowering expectations and performance in order to fit a broken system with no standards.

      Which is a similar reason why they are pushing Te Reo Maori. The common language of the world is the English language. But because many Maori are too lazy to properly learn and understand the English language, and more importantly learn and respect the NZ laws written in English, the English speaking majority are being forced by Government to dumb down and learn a dumbed down language.

      “I take offence to that, youse honkies are wacists. Maori is just as good as the English language. Maori science and Technology is every bit as advanced as English.”

      “Ok then smart arse, here is 480,000 lines of C++ code, running core vital systems that pay your benefit every week. Translate it into Maori for me. No?

      Or what about the hundreds of thousands of lines of Assembly Language which compile down to run inside the multitude of Micro-controllers of the space station. Satellites?

      Or perhaps something simple like a website in HTML, JAVA or PHP?. No?

      Or Windows 11 written exclusively in Maori? (not just the display language). No?

      Or perhaps just a simple DOS or Python program that does addition, multiplication, division and subtraction? Oh, I forgot DOS and Python are not written in Maori.

      Or forget technology, how about translating the Works of Shakespeare or The King James Bible into Maori? No?, I thought not. The bulk of philosophical / spiritual concepts in both works have no equal in Maori, or for that matter Klingon.

      You can’t do shit without the English language.”

      Lowering expectations to fit a broken system with no standards never works,

      The expectation should be that motorways can support 100 – 140 kph, like most countries that have people that can think and know how to use technology to their advantage.

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      • WG, the same here in the Waikato / King Country. The condition of the roads is rapidly deteriorating with little sign of much maintenance going on. Some resealing but the bare minimum with areas like SH4 just south of Manunui slumping straight into the Wanganui River. While road cones have marked this for a number of years, NZTA have nothing done to repair the road. It is just plain dangerous and I believe has been the site of at least one fatality.

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        • National promised us a 4 lane highway from Auckland to Whangarei. The Greens called it the holiday highway because they are ideologically driven fuckwits who hated the fact that John Key had a bach at Omaha. Labour then cancelled it but fortunately not before the stretch to Warkworth got started. Thanks again Winston.

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  6. Morning Troopers,

    ”There could be slightly higher Covid-19 case numbers this week as people who “put [testing] off for the weekdays” return home from a long weekend.

    However, there won’t be a massive increase in cases until March, experts say.”

    The experts seem to have resorted to wild, unquantified guessing now. We were supposed to be North of 50,000 daily cases by now.

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    • Who gives a crap about numbers. No-one gets a hard on when during flu season the daily symptomatic figures hit 10,000, and if testing was in place, asymptomatic cases five times that amount. And Omicron is 3/4 of 5/8 of the flu. Asymptomatic case numbers mean absoludely nothing.

      “We are testing for an outbreak of Ottol disease. There are no visible symptoms. Anyone can have it, and it can spontaneously break out. When it breaks out, the disease manifests itself usually at Lotto Counters, where people randomly start jumping up and down and shouting, hugging, laughing, crying, or sometimes looking as stunned as a mullet.

      Infected people often rush to the liquor store to impulse buy wine, and to the supermarket to buy chocolates. In some cases people have acted irrationally and told their boss to “shove your job”, others returning to work after a few days rest. Of those that return, some have a relapse and tender their resignation weeks later.”

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  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67Fz4oA886M
    Incredibly important message

    Be peaceful and friendly, but be vigilant.

    Trudeau true to form. Canadian riot police being assembled to arrest truckers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZT8aHST4ho
    Freedom Convoy: ‘Siege’ claims ‘don’t align’ with protest scenes says Andrew Lawton
    GBNews
    ‘When the Ottawa Police Chief calls it a siege, it doesn’t align with the photos you see of children playing on bouncy castles and people singing’

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  8. No wonder our education system is knackered with fools like this running our schools.
    No Head Boys, no Head Girls, students dressed as if they have no pride in themselves or the school they attend. The Deputy Principal (note the hierarchical position she holds) said,

    “We got rid of that layer,” Horgan said. “It’s part of getting rid of that hierarchical sort of thing, which is quite a traditionalist, colonial approach.”

    Well for this idiot lady who is deputy Head of Lincoln High Schools information, it was my understanding that the earliest colonialists that came to this country and settled New Zealand from Polynesia had a hierarchical system, they called it a “Chief”. The world has had them in some form, since time immemorial and will have them in some form, forever in the future.

    Obviously for an idiot who is supposed to be educating the children of this country, she does not know what the definition of colonialist his, to assist her, is:

    noun: colonialist; plural noun: colonialists

    a person who supports the practice of gaining political control over other countries and occupying them with settlers.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/127702133/canterbury-school-establishes-genderneutral-student-leadership-team

    All I can say is, God help this country if this is what the future looks like.

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  9. So whats the tally of protests now against ardern and her govt? Theres been a shitload in her 4 years as leaders, teachers nurses etc and now its just everyday kiwis.

    For someone so “popular” she sure has a hell of alot of haters, sad thing is the only protesters shes ever changed anything for is the climate nut jobs and banned shit. The teachers and nurses got laughed at and thrown a pittance and the freedom protesters just dont exist in her lil world.

    FJA

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  10. Will Nude Nut, Willis, Bishop or anyone from National meet with protesters in Wellington today? If they don’t it will just show that they agree with and support Ardern and her Government.

    FJA

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    • tah@0829

      Don’t hold your breath in the expectation that Luxon will front-up – or that his MP’s will break ranks and actually THINK for themselves and attend the protest.

      Luxon is a dl sychophant , and despises the ‘common man’, since having been a CEO (Of a GOVERNMENT operation BTW), he appears to hold to the position that he is Superior’ to them

      I could be wrong of course…

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      • I would like to hear from the person who downticked you Webwrat, it would be very interesting to for this person to comment on what they think, are we are hearing from Luxon and the Nats? Please correct me should I be wrong, but I have heard nothing of what they are doing to get our freedoms back or stop mandates keeping New Zealanders locked in a dystopian world. FJA

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        • Hi Lizziep. Probably the same type I saw on Telegram this morning, bawling because, “I can’t stand the honking horns and wish they would all go away!” No idea of what the protest is all about in Canada.

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    • Any party that comes up with allowing Choice will be onto a winner.
      The risk is that Winston Peters, if he picks on this line of thought may get 10% 🙁

      No mandatory vaxx” …. ….. “No vaxx passport” is where the action should be!

      The work to do is to strip out the fear porn created by those supposed “experts” and then strip the amplification in so many cycles of the “gain of function” by media.

      Do some research, weigh it up, and does not have to show up the lack of safety, the lack of efficacy, or why it needs more boosters etc…
      Still pro vaxx, even if neutral on Covid vaxxes.
      Nor is it anti vaxx!

      Still maybe ok with masks, as an individual’s Choice.
      Banks may still have an issue with sunglasses and caps, 🙂
      Still ok with people that appreciate “social distancing” and to allow and respect their “choice”. so do not crowd them.

      I do not think Winston Peters would deliver, once he gets back in.
      But he would deliver us even further to the systemic global UN controls, as he did in signing up to the UN Global Migration Pact.

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      • Yeah I’m absolutely disgusted with Luxon and National. These fuckwits are supposed to represent the whole electorate and choosing not to engage is a sign of ideological and intellectual cowardice.

        Q. Why don’t National actually side with the health experts who officially advised the government against vaccine mandates and passports?
        A. Because they’re the same shit brand of socialist ideology with different marketing.

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    • Arrived home from work to find mail from National in the letterbox.
      How quaint.
      Haven’t read it. Why would I?
      They don’t listen to me – why would I listen to them?
      And if they want $$ they are sooo out of luck.

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  11. After seeing the emaciated stick insect that is Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, on TV news last night blaming the last National Government for Ardern and her Labour Governments inability and incompetence to increase Kainga Ora & public housing stock in this country, I came to the conclusion.

    1. That she has really put too many miles on her bus.
    2. Definitely had her dance card punched once too often.

    What a very unconvincing, haggard, looking liar.

    FJA

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  12. Roy Morgan poll a few weeks ago didn’t look good for the left. No msm coverage that I could find.

    Latest Newshub poll shows Liarbour doing well – splashed all over the show.

    and… how can polls differ so much? Roy Morgan is a solid reputable outfit; been going for yonks.

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  13. https://technofog.substack.com/p/the-revolution-has-come-for-joe-rogan

    “To put it more bluntly, the people who believe men can give birth are now in charge of what is true. The only authority they have is political power. Such power isn’t necessarily definitive, but it gives them the strength to set definitions and enforce the rules, to declare guilt and issue punishment. Conflicts of interest be damned. Power over language is power over the people: “the primary purpose of language – which is to describe reality – is replaced by the rival purpose of asserting power over it.”

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  14. How long until our scum media run smear pieces on the freedom convoy?

    No doubt theyll all be violent far right racist white supremacists

    Watch stuffed go in hysterics over lack of masks, distancing and breach of gathering limits.

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    • The fluoride in the water concept, came in before fluoride in the toothpaste.
      Sure it is very cheap, or so it seems.

      Imposing collective Mandatory nonsense!
      It is removing Choice ! ! !

      How far off would the price difference be in supplying new free fluoride toothpaste and tooth brushes? through the Supermarket to all?
      Negotiated with NZPharma?

      If costly, then free to who has one of those “community cards”.

      Even free children’s fluoride tablets.?

      What about special fluoride coke bottles? although I can see an overdosing would occur if made free.

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  15. This morning my long time hairdresser told me she can no longer accept me for appointments. She “has an app on her phone for signing every vaxxed client in” and as I’m not vaxxed it’s not possible. I told her it was disappointing but I’d been expecting to be shut out. She was concerned about me finding someone else. I told her I’d cut it myself! She says she is retiring, she didn’t sign up to police her clients for the govt and has a buyer for her premises. Another small business paying tax gone from the economy.

    Perhaps I’ll shave all my hair off!
    I’m still not taking the poison 💉

    FJA. What a bitch.

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  16. The Freedom Convoy arrived in Picton last night and it was a fantastic party atmosphere of around 1,000 people…..
    NOT A MASK IN SIGHT……It was like the days of old
    Everybody was in a great mood, the police were present but they didn’t dampen the spirit…..

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  17. RNZ and Newscrub have exactly the same article about the convoy. Either they’re trying to save on reporting or perhaps the article is being dictated from the 9th floor? Surely something like that couldn’t happen in a modern democracy? Same as the motorway cameras in Auckland stopped working on Sunday, I’m sure that was a coincidence. Tui anyone?

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  18. simon wilson from the ferald asks why so many people luv nude nut? He’s done nothing yet!
    Yes but he is blue not your favorite red colour. mate!
    You could ask the same question to your leader cindy, mate!
    Really what has she done? Canned oil & gas, importrd coal, spent a fortune on maoris, housed bennies, locked everyone up and forced most to be jabbed. Anything else?

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  19. Ardern must have felt very sanctimonious when she stood up a major oil & coal producer,

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has delayed attending a state visit to personally receive a Greenpeace petition calling for the end of oil exploration.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102394885/ardern-says-government-actively-considering-call-to-end-oil-exploration

    The petition only had 45,000 signatories, and just a few of those green peace protesters.

    Then that head of state is now exporting millions of tons of coal to New Zealand, to keep electric cars going.
    But now Indonesia is pretty much consuming all of what it produces, and is placing controls & limits of what it will export.

    Will be interesting to know what the real numbers that convoyed relayed, turned up that over head bridges, side rides, intersections, then in Wellington

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      • WG, now who instructed Wakawhatever (The One Canoe) to turn off the cameras on the Wellington Motorway?

        Was it something they did of their own volition?
        If so, why and for what purpose? They obviously are not interested in road safety to do so.
        Or were they instructed by Arderns’ Government and/or the Minister of Transport to turn them off?

        Obviously what these Drongos at Wakawhatever do no understand, as a Ministry of this Government, they, their over paid CEO and their Minister, are the peoples servants and are there to serve us, the people.

        They currently are doing a piss poor job for the people.

        FJA

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    • wg,
      Have they? Will be more than an interesting coincidence if they did this earlier this morning.
      Although there may be other sharp practices, like loops, actual different times to what is portrayed.

      Just by what is going on in Ottawa, nothing would be surprising. Like banning trucks honking, and the good Canadian geese will also be fined??

      Just like Ardern ditching the State Guest to pick up only a 45000 petition and piously announce the start of the Oil & Gas Exploration Ban.

      Never mind the big companies lobbying the government or the cost to tax payers to buy & corrupt the media.
      In Canada & Australia, hundreds of millions to control just what people should know or rather suppressed.
      Here in Canada they worry how to stop some money?
      “If, for example, someone was contributing with the intent of either causing public harm of trying to undermine public safety, that would be something that would be against the law and there would be appropriate sanctions for that, if proven in the court of law,” he said.
      https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-ready-to-act-should-foul-play-be-detected-in-trucker-convoy-funding-says-public-safety-minister-1.5771551

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  20. Kea,
    Why has the Orrable Reserve bank not adhered to the policy targets agreement negotiated with the Government? The OCR should have been increased earlier and more!
    Inflation is more than double the target and unemployment measure seldom been better, — so why next to no action.?
    The reason has to be interfering by Robertson and his mates!

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  21. Anybody interested in a free ride in a helicopter for 4 people? I’m still looking for 2 more adults to join us. We leave early Saturday morning (Feb 19th) Ardmore and fly to Mount Maunganui where we will have breakfast, then have lunch on a friend’s yacht.
    Then we’ll do a flight along the Coromandel up to Whangarei , then fly back home. If interested, please message me ASAP.
    Preferably someone with a helicopter and yacht, otherwise we can’t go.🙂 Arrk.

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  22. Forty years ago when I was at primary school in Northland, religious instruction was compulsory. At least I think it was compulsory – can somebody recall if this was the case? But either way my parents had me withdrawn from the class and I was allowed to go to the library instead and read.

    I absolutely abhor the prospect of my remaining school-age children being subjected to compulsory hori. If Meng Fool were to get his despicable way, could I get them withdrawn?

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  23. My wife was watching a video earlier, related to the convoy I think and she said someone made the comment that if you have not had contact with the health system in the last 12 months you are not counted in the total for calculating their jabbed percentages. If correct, that would explain their 90+%.
    For example both my wife and I have had no contact in the past 12 months with any part of the system, so we are not added to the denominator total.
    Not sure how this could be confirmed.

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    • Ross12 – Interesting, that.

      After 10 days in MIQ in Auckland , I discovered, upon returning to Chch, that “The System” suddenly seemed to know a lot more about my health record (including my current “whereabouts”) than had previously been the case.

      Can’t confirm it, but I was left with the suspicion that, in the last year or so, the “Health-Tracking System” (whatever it may be) has suddenly become a lot more “efficient” than it used to be.

      It’d be very interesting to discover how they go about “upgrading” their records. It may well be the case that you currently remain incognito until such times as you “avail” yourself of the health services of one kind or another.

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      • MBS42, Your data has likely been fed into an algorithm that marries up any other interactions with other systems/services.
        One things for sure it isnt due to human efficiency esp at govt run departments/healthcare.

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      • MBSB42….
        Went into a Pharmacy in Nelson last week to get an antigen test to get me onto the flight back home. The girl doing the test was able to jump on the computer to find out that I was unvaxed in a matter of seconds.

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    • Because they have been paid with your coin by a Government someone else voted in, to not only speak with forked tongue, but pronounce words that no one understands.

      You are expected to enjoy it.

      FJA

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      • Divide and Conquer was a method exploited by the English and Romans, as they milked the subjugated countries in their Empire. Ironically we are being milked in kind, encouraged to talk babble and fight amongst ourselves. C sharp a good language to learn.

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  24. From the same clowns that bought us 80k dead, 12k delta per week and 50k omicron by last weekend…
    The rate these fuckwits model im half expecting them to tell the team of 5 million we are going to reach 400million cases per day in nz
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/300511282/omicron-nz-modelling-hundreds-of-thousands-of-cases-with-peak-possible-in-midmarch

    The numptys should just shut the hell up and go back to being wrong quietly

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  25. This believe it or not from the Horrid-

    “A woman who has lived by the Kāpiti Expressway for 40 years says she has never seen so many cars pass through the highway.
    “They came, and they came, and they didn’t stop – it was unbelievable,” said Anne.
    “This queue must have gone on for at least three-quarters of an hour. It’s going to be huge in Wellington … I don’t even know how they’re going to get in there.”

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  26. Just back from Watties.
    Talked to a young guy in there that got the booster on Friday.(he’s about 25)
    I asked him how he was and said not a good weekend. ED told him he had myocardiditis.
    He told me he didn’t really want the v and had done his homework but wanted to go to Raratonga.(family)

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  27. From a source…
    Kea will piss all over the floor when he reads the last paragraph..bwhahaha 😉😂🐦ffrrrtt.

    In response to a reporter asking why the government had demolished more state houses than it built in the past six months the government blamed lockdowns and supply chain issues and the PM said:

    “One of the main priorities of this government has been when we came into office and were facing a housing crisis where the last national government had continuously sold off our state housing was to rebuild our public housing stock and we have done that at an incredible rate”

    It’s “incredible” – yes – but not in the way the PM tells it. The facts are:

    Despite four years of Labour-led governments, the number of state house rentals available has remained largely static (2016 – 67,041 rentals; 2021 – 67,858) while the state house waiting list has soared from 5,000 to 24,546 with half of that number being Māori whanau.
    The present government has continued the previous governments budget of funding additional social places at 1600 per year despite the fact the waiting list had exploded.
    The government is committed to keeping state housing at 3.6% of total housing stock rather than the 5.4% of total housing stock it was in 1990. The government has no plans to change this despite the massive housing crisis for low-income tenants and families.
    In his evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal in mid 2021 (Wai 2750) Kainga Ora CEO Andrew McKenzie says the organisation has an “ambitious programme” over the next four years which will provide a net increase of 8,200 state houses. Providing 2050 additional state houses each year for a waiting list of 24, 546 can only be described politely as gross political negligence.
    Andrew McKenzie confirmed that when the Labour led Government came to power in 2017 officials recommended that the previous Government’s public housing budget be increased so state house building would increase from 1600 to 2000 a year but, astonishingly, the Labour-led government said NO and is still sticking to National’s plan despite the explosion in the waiting list.
    The government’s long-term plan, according to Kainga Ora’s current Long-Term Plan, is to add 23,000 additional places over 30 years. These houses are needed NOW – not in 30 years time! Andrew McKenzie explained to the Waitangi Tribunal that the ability of Kainga Ora to further expand supply is limited by Kainga Ora having to fund additional housing out of its own resources and borrowings.
    This means it is only by selling land can Kainga Ora build even the modest number it is building now. Kainga Ora is therefore involved in large-scale privatisation of crown land for private sector housebuilding – on former state-house land – while the state house waiting list and the misery of families waiting for state housing increases.
    Social housing providers are NOT the answer. These are niche providers who can never deliver the scale of housebuilding needed to meet this crisis for those on low-incomes.
    We desperately need a stand-alone government agency which embarks on an industrial scale state house building programme which uses lower borrowing rates for the government, economies of scale, crown and local body land and fast-tracking planning, design and building.
    Taking this approach in the late 1930s the first Labour government was building 3,500 state houses per year; the equivalent number today would be 10,000 per year. The government has built – 5 (minus five) over the past six months.
    An industrial scale state house building programme would save billions through reducing the massive spending on motels (over $300 million per year) and in accommodation supplements (over $1.7 billion per year) These subsidies to private sector landlords are “dead money”.

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  28. I see a couple of cafes n pubs nearby the protest are so upset by the evil protesters theyve closed for the day, hey woketards those protesters are out there fighting for a return to normal which would mean you could run your business unimpeeded by stupid covid restrictions!
    Go broke arseholes you deserve every bit of misery cindys dealt you.

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  29. Redbaiter continues to hit the nail on the head.
    https://theredbaiter.com/2022/02/08/a-warning-for-christopher-luxon/

    “National diehards are fond of arguing that the main objective is to deny Ardern another term of govt. However what is gained if the Nats just warm the govt seats until Labour returns to power?”

    I touched on this the other day, as it is i would rather ardern get another term and continue fucking new zealand then let nats come in and continue fucking new zealand. Giving scum like luxon the chance to lead nz under the name of conservatism and right wing is a fucking disgrace and will tar any future parties to emerge on the right/conservative.
    If it was a 2 way vote at elections ill vote ardern and continue to hate and abuse the bitch, nude nut can fuck off and die a woke death.

    If theres no stark contrast when govts change then voting/democracy becomes irrelevant and we go backwards. If both major parties are essentially the same then it just comes down to who can promise the most lollies and throw said lollies to the biggest part of the crowd… idiot voters wont realise their lollies are just wrapped dogshit or iou fake promises.

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  30. I see the woke bag with the worst diction in New Zealand politics, DJ Cindy has decided to make the vast sum of $400,000 to help the entire New Zealand farming community through COVID. But this generosity is to be mainly directed towards Maori Agribusiness Enterprises.

    So this racist act by the unmarried mother, Jacinda Ardern is going to reach no one except Maori.

    Further, it has taken the unmarried mother, Cindy, 2 years to realise farmers are part of the New Zealand community, well only Maori farmers anyway, the rest, Indian, Chilean, Brazilian, other New Zealand farmers can get stuffed, you are not worth a knobble of goat shit in her opinion.

    FJA

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    • TAH, by the time the 400k has passed by cultural advisors, a few other consultants, iwi koha and a lawyer or 2 id say maori farmers wont even recieve enough to buy 1 kumara to plant.

      The 400k wont even make it more then 3 or 4 streets from parliament, wellington is like the bermuda triangle when it comes to money… just disappears never to be seen again even if theres not a shitstorm to swallow it up.

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      • SB, by the Governments calculation you are wrong and DJ Cindy says she would refude your insinuation. Every cent will be well spent and go to the vulnerable and those in dire need, or their bank accounts, well at least some big fellas bank accounts.

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    • Well Hooligan she is well qualified to talk about shit , because and her bunch of incompetent clueless clowns are absolutely full of it .
      Especially her as she is nothing but an evil pile of horse shit
      FJA.

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  31. Gotta love reading a stuffed report…
    “About 1000 protestors gathered”… then further down the page “theres thousands and thousands of vehicles in the convoy headed to parliament”

    Hmmm maybe elon musk has sent a fleet of his driverless cars to participate in the convoy?

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  32. With nothing much to do on the weekend, no shopping so they all dipped out. Anyway the tv programs were shite across the board. They must have thought that everbody was out swinging the pois or something! Wet three days of crap! No maori, no cindy heaven!

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  33. Dont ya just love it when a rabbid lefty covid ken just destroys themselves.
    Poor guy i just about made him explode, he was a mate for ages but he stopped talking to me when i refused to get jabbed. Anyways hes obviously feeling bit lonely now and started to communicate again…
    Today he was absolutely disgusted with the convoy and protests, “leave jacinda alone so she can do her job”, “dude she needs to leave us alone so we can do our jobs” then i tried to explain the concept of freedom and normality and that the convoy/protest is on behalf of all of us kiwis…
    “well not all of us need saving you know” THANK YOU!!! Thats the whole point ive been trying to make for the last 2 years, most of us dont want or need to be “saved” from covid… man did the guy lose his shit at that thought, it made his mind boggle and just about explode trying to compute it and all i got after that was jibberish and abuse just typical lefty response.

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  34. The investigation also found workers were not properly trained in the procedure, the lifting lugs fixed to the excavator were not certified, and C3 did not have a system in place for regularly testing and monitoring its workers’ hearing and vision to ensure they were fit to operate machinery such as cranes.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/127717311/stevedoring-company-c3-ordered-to-pay-110000-after-dropping-excavator-overboard

    So we now have a new lot of rsponsilities. Checking you can see and hear when you come to work. Will the employers have to p[ay or just ask for an eye and hearing test certificate?

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  35. Hubris in all its toxicity. Pride comes before a fall.
    FJA

    ‘This too will pass’ – Ardern dismisses anti-mandate protest

    Jacinda Ardern gave no room to a large crowd of protestors outside Parliament on Tuesday, saying 31,000 Kiwis had received their Pfizer booster as the protest unfolded.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/02/08/this-too-will-pass-ardern-dismisses-anti-mandate-protest/

    “So I think it would be wrong to in any way characterise what we’ve seen outside as a representation of the majority.

    She thanked those, the “vast majority” of New Zealanders, “who have made sacrifices and have gone out and been vaccinated”.

    “This, too, will pass,” Ardern said.

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    • Is it my imagination, or did I detect a walk-back from MoE saying unjabbed teachers might be brought back to look after on-line learning. With the tap turned off from overseas, schools that were already struggling to find staff really didn’t need the vax mandate handed down from the Ministry.
      Prepare for more walk-backs in Health and Police

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  36. Recommend you read this.

    GoFundMe and How the Left Came to Despise the Working Class

    Roger L. Simon
    February 6, 2022 Updated: February 7, 2022

    Commentary
    The left-wing anthem “Which Side Are You On?” is no longer about whether you’re a “union man” or a “thug for J.H. Blair.” It’s about the size of your stock portfolio or when to go public with your start-up.

    The oh-so-progressive GoFundMe crowd-funding site—run by about as pure a group of upscale lefty elitists as you could invent, with its CEO being a former a consultant for the multimillion-dollar drug pushers at McKinsey—has turned against those lowly 16-hour-a-day working-stiffs, the Canadian truckers, for deigning to risk their jobs and livelihood to protest vaccine mandates.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/gofundme-and-how-the-left-came-to-despise-the-working-class_4260011.html?utm_source=morningbriefnoe&utm_campaign=mb-2022-02-07&utm_medium=email&est=yPppV1DOESfYLA9byINYi9aORTGzna05bs%2FeMGPdWrdlwag3hfRsU5XSOW3P%2BG8%3D

    Insightful summary of the wealthy left.

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  37. Thank fuck Im cashed up and out of the shithole Aotearoa/Nil Ziland…I’ll be back though in 9 years to collect my pension..oohh yes..MY pension.

    “PERHAPS IT WAS just as well Omicron’s Red Light put paid to this year’s Waitangi celebrations. Too much is moving at speed on the front we used to call “race relations”. An embittered series of polemical exchanges on the Treaty Grounds would not have facilitated the clear and calm thinking so urgently needed on the nature and ultimate purpose of the “Treaty partnership”.

    Such decisions as have been made: the new history curriculum, Māori representation in local government, the Māori Health Authority, Three Waters; have only whetted the appetite of an increasingly impatient younger generation of Māori nationalists. Those older activists who see the bi-centenary of the Treaty’s signing in 2040 as the best finishing post for a te Tiriti-based constitutional transformation will likely be disappointed.

    Driven by the 15-strong Labour Māori Caucus, which must, itself, keep an eye on the even more unabashed radicalism of the Māori Party. Aided by a mainstream news media determined to make good the historical harms inflicted upon Māori by its deeply prejudicial coverage of New Zealand race relations. The drive towards constitutional transformation has acquired an momentum that cannot now be easily, or painlessly, slowed.

    Interviewed by leading Māori journalist Julian Wilcox for the first broadcast of RNZ-National’s new programme, Māpuna, on Saturday (5/2/22) newly appointed Māori Land Court judge, Aidan Warren, warned of the growing impatience evident among rangatahi. It is becoming increasingly difficult for older Māori, Warren observed, to counsel patience successfully. Simply pointing to the rapidly increasing numbers of strategically located Māori professionals is no longer enough. Māori society is experiencing that most frightening of social phenomena, a “revolution of rising expectations”.

    Armed with the well-honed arguments of Māori lawyers, historians and political activists, and marching to the beat of their own musicians, young Māori activists are unlikely to wait another 18 years for the construction of a new, te Tiriti-based, Aotearoa to be completed. After 182 years of Pakeha domination, the emerging consensus among young Māori activists seems to be that the time for waiting is over.

    What, then, are they likely to make of David Seymour’s “State of the Nation” address of last Friday? (4/2/22) In what some commentators have already described as an updated version of Don Brash’s in/famous “Nationhood” speech to the Orewa Rotary Club, Seymour offers those New Zealanders yet to be persuaded of the need for a te Tiriti-based constitution the following, potentially inflammatory, propositions:

    The next Government will not be able to simply stop doing new things that divide New Zealand. We will have to actively push back against the divisive idea that there are two kinds of New Zealanders.

    We will need to remove the constant references to the Treaty from the law and replace it with a commitment to liberal democracy. One person, one vote, and equality for all in a multi-ethnic nation state.

    It means removing co-governance structures from healthcare, from resource management, infrastructure, and education. It means going through the statute books and removing the distinctions in law that hold my Māori ancestors as legally different from my European ones.

    The election of a National-Act government in which the balance of right-wing parliamentary forces made the implementation of these highly contentious policies a non-negotiable element of any coalition agreement would be potentially calamitous. The immovable object of right-wing Pakeha resistance to te Tiriti-based constitutional change would meet the irresistible force of youthful Māori nationalism (with plenty of Pakeha allies in tow). Something, or someone, would have to give up – or in.

    It probably wouldn’t be Māori. As AUT’s Ella Henry told Moana Maniapoto in the course of Māori Television’s excellent Waitangi Day programming: when set against an historical backdrop extending back 3,000 years across the Pacific, the 200 years of Aotearoa’s European colonisation is just “one bad day”.

    There was a time when those same European colonists spoke piteously about “smoothing the pillow” of the dying Māori race. And yet, the tangata whenua are still here.

    Would voters really be willing to test the practicality of Act’s programme to effectively roll back the judicial, institutional, political and (most importantly) the economic and social progress made by Māori over the last 50 years? More to the point, would National? How many New Zealanders, when push came to shove, would be willing to embrace the repressive measures necessary to nullify the inevitable Māori resistance? Is it not more likely that a majority would opt to avert such a potentially tragic course by voting for a less combustible coalition?

    But, even if they did, the challenge of te Tiriti-based constitutional transformation remains. Would it not be better for Labour, the Greens, and even National, to grasp the nettle and simply hand over the whole question to a constitutional convention?

    Using the recent Chilean constitutional convention as a model, the first stage of the process would be the nationwide election of delegates. Not only would this require the four-fifths of the population who are non-Māori to decide what sort of future they favoured, but it would also require the Māori promoters of a te Tiriti-based constitutional transformation to come out from behind the closed doors where, to date, so much of the detailed discussion of what their new Aotearoa might look like has taken place.

    Māori have, quite understandably, been reluctant to state too openly, or with too much detail, exactly what their preferred future would look like. Their preference has been to let their revolution unfold from the top down in a series of fait accomplis impervious to popular challenge from below. To spend the next 18 years very slowly boiling the Pakeha frog.

    The consequences of this strategy are already ominously clear in Act’s reactionary propositions. If “co-governance” is perceived in terms of 15 percent of the electorate imposing its will on the other 85 percent, then it’s a non-starter. Which is why, as many of the participants in Moana Maniapoto’s Waitangi Day discussion were at considerable pains to explain, co-governance should be viewed not simply as a means of restoring Māori mana, but also of radically expanding the horizons of all the human-beings who have made Aotearoa their home.

    Do Labour and the Greens have the courage to demand that all New Zealanders either put up, or shut up, by voting for or against the constitution eventually presented to the electorate by the Convention? Does National?

    The colonial state of our fathers is slowly but surely breaking up. If we are to avoid Antonio Gramsci’s “morbid symptoms” – the product of an old system that is dying while its successor struggles to be born – then all of us will have to find the courage to dream dreams and see visions of an Aotearoa in which both tangata whenua and tauiwi can grow and flourish.
    Politics as usual is no longer capable of delivering an Aotearoa worth living in. It is time for a new net to go fishing.”

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    • It states “We will have to actively push back against the divisive idea that there are two kinds of New Zealanders.” Too fucking late, We already have the Arderne approved Vaxed vs unVaxed. Following this logic we will have four kinds of New Zealanders….. Whitey Vaxed, Whitey Unvaxed, maori Vaxed, Maori Unvaxed. The only hope is that the Unvaxed will rise up as one. I know a lot of these Maori Unvaxed. They fucking HATE jacinda.

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    • Hope that bridge can handle it….. Awesome. The world has had enough, and is rising up. This will gain momentum in a much bigger way than climate protests or metoo movements or BLM……. This is the oppressed fighting tyranny, not some woke niche group with some soy boy agenda. So much respect for the truckers…….

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  38. Novavax has been approved in Australia & is currently being rolled out. It will doubtlessly come to NZ sometime so I thought it worthwhile doing a little research. https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/approved-vaccines/novavax looked promising.

    Until:

    ……”We don’t yet know if there are any other rare side effects after Novavax vaccine. ((other than anaphylaxis)) This is because only relatively small numbers of people have received this vaccine worldwide. More information will be available over time. “……

    Fair enough…….but!

    …….”The benefits of vaccination with Novavax greatly outweigh the risk of side effects”…….

    How the fuck could they know? A reading of chicken entrails? They can’t help themselves. They’re full of shit!

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    • I am no poster boy for Novovax, BUT it does use traditional methods, and it doesn’t fuck up your immune system, and doesn’t produce trillions of spike proteins. I will probably get it as I can’t visit my mom without it, but that’s the only reason. However, nothing will make me get the mRNA toxic shit. I have already lost my job, as I would not be mandated as a teacher. There are very few other sticks and carrots they can throw t me, but I do want to be able to visit my mom. My dad died during the 1st lockdown and I will not allow some fuck in Government telling me when and where I can see my parents. Thus I’ll get Novovax, but under duress

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      • it doesn’t fuck up your immune system

        I’m with Nasska on that, much too early to know.
        I’m in the same position with my elderly parents. They are in their 90’s. Still going but for how much longer…
        FJA

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      • I think you will find that it uses the same spike proteins but gets moths to produce them. It is not a traditional vaccine. No vaccine injected into the arm can protect against a respiratory virus. The antibodies are in the wrong place. Protecting against serious illness remains an unknown just as for the mrna products.
        In my view you are likely to get a comparable or better level of protection against serious illness by maintaining adequate vit d levels. Potential side effects are anyone’s guess.

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    • Probably a bit late in the evening to put in this thread, but for the record.

      Why do so many put a trust in Novovax?

      …… Novavax’s protein-based COVID-19 vaccine—funded largely by CEPI—received WHO emergency use listing and is poised to help efforts to control the pandemic globally. …..
      https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/media-center/press-releases/2022/01/gates-foundation-wellcome-pledge-300-million-cepi-covid19-pandemic-response

      It seems when ever a problem arises, then bait & switch, and the hope is that none of the truth needs to be explained.
      Previous history is just said to be carrying on with “old baggage” and one should simply be refreshed to continue in the “New World”.
      A little more history, and what happened to an earlier vaxx by Novovax if you read more.

      In 2015, Novavax received a US$89 million research grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development of a vaccine against human respiratory syncytial virus for infants via maternal immunization.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novavax#Finance_and_external_sponsorships

      … CEPI was conceived in 2015 and formally launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. It was co-founded and co-funded with US$460 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust,[3] and the governments …..
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_for_Epidemic_Preparedness_Innovations

      Refreshed to be a great vaxxine?

      Just why are they looking to mix flue? The flue is ever changing in its forms.

      …… Now Novavax is angling for a combo vaccine to fight both COVID-19 and influenza – trials are currently underway in Australia, the results of which, are due later this year ……
      https://maryannedemasi.com/publications/f/are-you-waiting-for-a-protein-based-covid-19-vaccine?blogcategory=COVID-19

      Does this mean that Novavax is “safe.” No, it just means it has the potential to be safer assuming they didn’t screw up anything else.
      And even if they got everything right, simply injecting particles with the spike protein could be dangerous.
      In short, it’s possible that there may not be a safe vaccine for this virus.

      Certainly Dr. Richard Fleming doesn’t think the Novavax vaccine is safe.
      https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/good-news-who-approves-novavax

      Dr Richard M Fleming

      It is critical for people to understand information about the Drugs being used for Vaccines including Novavax.

      Here is how Novavax is made.

      What’s being injected is the spike protein and other irritants.

      It still contains the PRIONs of gp120 & the PLD near receptor binding site.
      https://twitter.com/doctor_i_am_the/status/1413516800051064839?lang=en

      Now what is a prion and the possibilities?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prion

      https://www.cdc.gov/prions/index.html

      – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

      There are many more links in the above to check out if you wish.

      I think if I recall correctly a trial done by novavax for some childrens respiratory disease did not go to well at all, and Bill Gates money sort of resuscitated the company.
      Is the another way for Bill Gates to reach his objectives?

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  39. Who is Moana Maniapoto.
    Was she a member of a band?
    One of the most destructive people working to dismantle a country built by great New Zealanders and not those who have failed to contribute to the economic and social progress as she appears to claim.

    Full of hate and revenge.

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  40. Meta Blow: Cambridge Analytica Case to go Forward

    An Australian Federal Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal to throw out a data lawsuit, which claimed Facebook did not conduct business or collate personal data in the country.

    It opens the door to privacy regulators, who have been waiting for two years for the case to go forward.

    Australia’s regulator now will be accusing meta of breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australian Facebook users, whose data was collected without their consent by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica through an app called This is Your Digital Life.

    https://t.me/rtnews/19878
    Side note:
    Peter Thiel leaving Meta board, will reportedly focus on pro-Trump advocacy

    https://nypost.com/2022/02/07/peter-thiel-leaving-meta-board-will-reportedly-focus-on-pro-trump-advocacy/

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  41. Earth’s Glaciers Have Less Ice than Originally Thought – Reducing Potential Sea Level Rise (report)

    Advanced satellite technology has revealed the world’s glaciers have significantly less ice than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience Monday.

    The revised estimate reduces sea level rises by three inches – if all glaciers were to melt due to climate change.

    The findings also raise concern for some communities that rely on seasonal melt from glaciers to feed rivers and irrigate crops – with water to run out sooner than expected.

    Global warming… former President Donald Trump once said on the subject, “I don’t think science knows.”

    https://t.me/rtnews/19871

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  42. Hi from VFF

    You know things are changing when in just one week:
    • a fireman jumps out of the car and chases you down the road to say thank you from him and the guys;
    • you’re on day 6 of a billboard campaign and only two billboards have been messed with; (security camera pics identifying the perpetrators and their license plate details are with the police before any of you trolls reading this have further ideas);
    • a WW2 veteran stands uniformed in the rain outside his gate for over an hour to salute a convoy of Kiwis driving across New Zealand in the name of freedom;
    • a policeman agrees with you that masks are useless, and that their people “getting sick in MIQ because they have to wear them all the time”;
    • there’s a fire truck in the freedom convoy;
    • even though life is mostly unrecognisable, you can’t stop smiling, hugging and laughing with strangers;
    • your teenager looks incredulous and tells you it “feels like normal again” because there is not one mask at the freedom convoy food stop;
    • thousands of people stand for hours in the pouring rain and still cheer and wave their signs when you drive by;
    • a policeman lets you know how far away the freedom convey is and says you’re doing a great job;
    • strangers say “hi” in the street and tap your shoulder in the supermarket to tell you they watch every webinar;
    • the air hostess sneaks up in the plane to whisper “thank you” and thrusts a airplane sick bag into your hand covered in links, names and websites about the Covid truth that’s she says is helping wake up her colleagues;
    • the lovely lady checking you in sees your “Voices For Freedom bag” and says “I’m vaccine injured, I’m not getting the booster.”

    In spite of the constant barrage of horrendous propaganda and discrimination, the mood of a huge group of Kiwis up and down New Zealand is changing. Togetherness, joy and hope are on the rise as we stand side by side, on the right side of history and take our freedoms back.

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  43. So Nicola Willis is now saying “she fundamentally disagrees with the convey”. So she disagrees with freedom for NZ citizens.

    Well given what Luxon is saying I suggest Willis and Luxon start merger negotiations with Labour. It is not Labour lite any more , they just the same.

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  44. any one seen this?

    “In New Zealand: New Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon boosts support for National to 35%; now ahead of Labour on 33%
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    February 07 2022 Finding No. 8892 Country:
    Support for National has now overtaken Labour for the first time since 2019
    New Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon has again boosted support for the main Opposition National in only his second month in charge with support rising 3.5% points to 35% in January. Support for National has now increased 8.5% points since Luxon took over the leadership at the end of November 2021 and has now overtaken Labour for the first time since October 2019.

    Support for a potential National/ Act NZ coalition government is now at 48.5% and clearly ahead of the current Labour/ Greens government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on 43.5%.

    Although support for National increased for a fourth straight month the increase in January came at the expense of fellow right-leaning party Act NZ for which support fell 5% points to 13.5% to its lowest since August 2021. Support for the Maori Party increased 1.5% points to 2.5%.

    In contrast, support for New Zealand’s Labour/Greens ‘coalition’ government was down 0.5% points to 43.5% in January – the fourth straight month of declines for the government. Labour support dropped 2.5% points to only 33% to the lowest since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took office in late 2017 while support for the Greens increased 2% points to 10.5%.

    A small minority of 5.5% of electors support other minor parties outside Parliament with support for New Zealand First up 0.5% points to 2.5%, The Opportunities Party up 0.5% points to 1.5% and support for the New Conservative Party up 0.5% points to 1% in January.

    This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a New Zealand-wide cross-section of 951 electors during January. Electors were asked: “If a New Zealand Election were held today which party would receive your party vote?” Of all electors surveyed 7%, up 1% points, did not name a party.”

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    • https://www.facebook.com/davidseymourACT/videos/685349689279089/

      From the Act website…
      “ACT Believes:
      That it is inherent in the nature of human beings as individuals that they are the owners of their own lives and must be free to act according to their own judgments so long as they accept and respect the like freedom of others;
      Freedom of thought, conscience, religion, belief, and expression including the right to adopt, hold opinions, and express those opinions, is essential to a free society and must be promoted, protected, and preserved…”
      ACT have become the party of hypocrites. Freedom of everything except what you put in your body and self responsibility (unless you don’t want a Covid vaccine).
      You don’t have to support anti-vax, you can still promote and agree that vaccination is the best health response BUT you should promote what ACT stand on by principal. Free

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  45. This from the Suncorp report for the 6 months to 31st December 2021.

    “While our life insurance business profit was significantly impacted by investment returns alongside claims volatility, down 79.3% on the prior period to a PAT of $6 million, Asteron Life has maintained stable long-term profitability and underlying performance. ”

    “Claims volatility” I wonder what could have caused that?

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  46. Heather du Plessis-Allan: People love Luxon because he’s not Ardern
    On Air
    Heather du Plessis-Allan: People love Luxon because he’s not Ardern

    Tue, 8 Feb 2022, 7:11PM
    And finally, he’s a credible alternative after the shambles of Muller and Collins.
    To be in the running to be the PM, he’ll need to lift his polling a lot more.
    But he probably doesn’t have to do that much other than just not stuff it up badly.
    I’m not sure he needs to have amazing policy or show incredible charisma, he just has to be not Jacinda, and he’ll become increasingly attractive to a lot of voters frustrated at her.

    As they say, oppositions don’t win elections, governments lose them.

    ments lose them.

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  47. Off the Beaten Path, [8/02/2022 8:18 PM]
    [Forwarded from Disclose.tv]
    JUST IN – Billionaire Peter Thiel to step down as board member of Meta, Facebook’s parent company, to support Trump-aligned candidates, the WSJ reports.

    Zuckerberg’s Meta stock fell 5.1% today, adding to losses after its bleak forecast last week.

    @disclosetv

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