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        • The duplex next door is welfare housing owned by the State (the agency in this day and age has a synthesized Te Reo name that may or may not include the ubiquitous particles of “Te,” “Waka,” “Reo,” or “Roa”).

          I shouldn’t complain. If the duplex were demolished, rows of high-rise apartments would be erected. Better to let sleeping beneficiaries lie.

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        • fundamentally wrong.
          They don’t pay beneficiaries on the basis of the land lord needs but of the beneficiaries needs. That included their accommodation.
          would you rather they all slept under a hedge it on a tree branch in the wilderness like you?
          Basic recipe, no money no houses.
          cause and effect 101.
          Now hop back up on your miserable dead wood perch and look for grubs to feed yourself and your dependents.

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          • …..”They don’t pay beneficiaries on the basis of the land lord needs”……

            Utter bullshit. Like the the SMPs of 1978 that your lot quite rightfully decry, the accommodation allowance props up rapacious landlords. Should the allowance disappear tonight two things would happen.

            1) Rents would drop to match the actual income of prospective renters AND

            2) the price of housing would drop as the parasitic ticket clippers who call themselves “housing providers” exited the market & found some other conduit to rip off their fellow citizens.

            State subsidies distort markets while impoverishing the recipients & in this instance enriching the rentier class through endless increases in capital value.

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            • so who then would buil;d the houses people need?
              According to the stats nz population has increased 32% since 2000.
              There’s your actual problem.
              Should the taxpayer build all the needed houses Mr Savage or should people build houses for others. Its a business like your sheep farm. If the govt. didn’t front for people they would be living in the parks in tents.

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            • Land lords only get one vote, and learnt to surf that voters wave for subsidies for renters, as they noted it now seemed to be government guaranteed. 🙂
              What did one expect?

              The tenants, making up the number of voters, seem to be the ones voting for the subsidies.
              Certain parties gained this to be an assured way of winning elections and the other party feared too much social & media carnage

              The democracy voters found & then figured they deserved that subsidy from the taxpayers, so no real opposition, as the landlords saw they could cope with higher taxes, by the “unintended consequences”

              It used to be that “government guaranteed” investments always paid a lower rate of interest, as also for the salaries of ones in the Public Civil Service

              Like the sheep subsidies, became a form of keeping sheep & lambs flow through the freezing works.
              The government were looking how to increase overseas funds, to help the trade balance, to pay for oil, fuel, medicines etc..

              Once the subsidies came off, a sheep was worth only $5 and the government backed off enforcing freezing works wage arbitration.
              A $5 loss on a sheep then allowed a farmer to not care a less about that freezing works strike.
              When the strikers finally settled, they were struck dumb, that the back log of stock had died.
              Not only works contracts changed, but smaller more agile companies adapted to the new circumstances.

              Farmers had to fight the Meat Board & Fed Farmers bureaucracy as well as government in the hindrances put in place.

              So a tough maze ahead to sort out the Gordian knot of rent, tenancy, ownership, landlord.
              A deep part is the government bureaucracy that has an increasing cancerous stranglehold with no clear cut principles.
              Like the shifting goal posts, of health & safety, environment, greenery, water, carbon, etc..
              So why should some one be forced to supposedly invest into areas that seem shady.

              I always wonder at the shiny pants ones, tossing out advice, while., but they never go short, and risk their all.
              None of that high paid bureaucracy will pour money into some supposed profitable idea.

              The principles of people in government seems to be to kick the can down the road on this issue.
              No principles, no understanding.
              If anything it is deliberate, to set up a people to be reliant on the government, “that knows best”. …. yeah right, …..

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          • A civilized society must have a safety net to save workers from destruction when they have a temporary setback (such as a business failure or job loss) or if their lives are permanently damaged through no choice of their own (such as an accident or illness).

            A social safety net is NOT a HAMMOCK.

            No political party should offer a hammock lifestyle in return for votes.

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            • Multiple generations now of “hammock” lifestyle and what do we have to show for it? Increasing levels of indolence and of intergenerational learning that the state provides regardless with all the aberrant behaviours that accompany it. If we are ever fortunate enough to have a government that (a) actually cares and (b) has the fortitude to rectify this, the medicine will be extremely painful for those who have to turn their warped beliefs and lives around.

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            • A social safety net is NOT a HAMMOCK.

              My thoughts exactly OS. I’m a free market right wing conservative kinda guy – but I totally support the idea of welfare being available as a safety net. I also support the pension and socialised medicine and education, and these are examples of society working as a whole for the benefit of everyone, which is a good thing in my opinion, having travelled widely and lived in countries which don’t have it.

              But the big problem is that it has now got completely out of control. There seem to be very few limits and almost every area of social service has become either a stupid bureaucratic nightmare or/and a corrupt arm of totalitarian overreach.

              We don’t need to ‘crush the state’ and get it out of our lives, but we do need to severely rein in the state and force it to work for the people, like Michael Joseph Savage et al originally envisioned.

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        • I’ve only ever had one beneficiary as a tenant, solo mum with 2 kids. She got the accommodation allowance. The rent I charged her was market. I didnt rub my hands together and say righto you’re getting 120 bucks a week accom allowance..gimee gimee. Other tenants are/were employed, they didnt receive an accom. allowance. They too were charged market rent. I put your bleating down to envy. Give yourselves an uppercut. 👊🏼👊🏼

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  1. Good morning all you pure bloods and those who wish you were. Sorry Viking its a bit dark out there so have to be inside this morning till the sun gets up. Have a good day everyone. I think it may have done some raining over night the deck is wet. This night time rain is just want we need at the moment. Take care out there, Ken and Karen are still watching. Yesterday I was in Farmers and I heard a lady complain that there were not enough people in the store In wearing masks and she felt unsafe. I did not engage with her. I wanted to ask if she was boostered then supposedly she should be safe if she had faith in the Podium of truth.

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  2. Mmeanwhe inthe US some gu’s. are on the job.
    26 Governors Create Border Strike Force ‘In the Absence of Federal Leadership’
    By Charlotte Cuthbertson
    April 20, 2022 Updated: April 20, 2022

    Twenty-six U.S. governors, all Republican, announced the creation of a Border Strike Force to “disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations” on April 19.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/26-governors-create-border-strike-force-in-the-absence-of-federal-leadership_4416239.html?utm_source=mr_recommendation&utm_medium=left_sticky

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  3. Matt King Kicks Off Auckland Campaign Leg
    Policy Bottom Line

    Contrary to the oft-stated stance of the ACT party leader David Seymour that he “has no bottom lines”, King clearly stated that adherence to the NZ Bill of Rights for any legislation is his. He stated that Confidence support by his party would depend on National and ACT not pushing through any legislation that contravened the NZBOR through cross-floor numbers. He underscored this stance by saying that “the BOR is to be inviolate and the line in the sand”.

    https://www.thedailyexaminer.co.nz/matt-king-kicks-off-auckland-campaign-leg/?fbclid=IwAR2mixri0zxGIym7pNDhRBnRhHP8hxPwnLb9pqjZk3_2Y3cR1cCKfeJ6wKY

    Other Policy Positions & Commentary

    Against a cashless society
    Marsden Point is a strategic asset
    Thinks Ardern with resign this year
    Doesn’t believe the last election was “dodgy”
    Wants to cancel the use of pine trees to offset emissions
    Opposes the ban on gas and believes NZ should use all its resources

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  4. Morning all, today’s news flash. The dog ate Robbos homework and any suggestion he has anything to do with rising inflation is clearly misinformation caused by nine long years of neglect. Glad we cleared that up. Tui anyone?

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  5. This is a tangled web of employment, lack of common sense and wasting taxpayer funding by the clown car for sheer bloody mindedness. The video is a breakdown the new community health hubs being trialled around communities with separate maori funding.

    Health ministry spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees to fight families caring for disabled children
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/04/health-ministry-spending-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-on-legal-fees-to-fight-families-caring-for-disabled-children.html

    “It all started when we moved into a new house and we needed a bathroom modification. Sian [my daughter] weighs about 110 kilograms and she needs everything done for her – six or seven nappies changed a day and stuff like that – so we needed a bathroom modification.”

    The ministry confirmed it had spent $646,578 with the law firm Simpson Grierson in relation to the Fleming, Butt and Humphreys matters.

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    • Where is the Union Lawyer, you know, the 3 time failed Labour candidate for New Plymouth, the current Minister of Health, Andrew Little and where is he standing up for the people this Government and his Ministry, should be looking after.

      The article states:
      “They lost everything that has ever been taken [before the courts]… and the Crown continues to ignore the [court] decisions.”

      It is time Little got of his expensively paid arse and did something to put an end to these outrageous waste of public money and the grief of parents who have a very long road to hoe.

      But there again Little could not give a big fat rats backside about them for they are not important.

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  6. Optimistic thought for the day:

    There will come a day when the only time you see Hendy, Baker Wiles, Plank or Jackson in front of a camera is after they have just been door-stepped by Fair Go.

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  7. The mummies are not going to be happy.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/04/inflation-warning-free-gp-visits-for-under-14-year-olds-other-services-could-be-scrapped.html
    There are warnings inflation could spell the end of free doctors visits for under 14-year-olds as well as other general practice (GP) services.

    Government funding for services wasn’t rising in step with the increased costs, he said.

    “If you’re losing money on providing a service, you have to think carefully about whether you can continue doing it,” he told AM. “The free under-14s is an opt-in service and you are allowed to opt-out of it… I guess it’s a business decision and I think no one would like to do that because we all value the health of our children so much but I guess it comes down to calculations in the end.”

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    • Oh dear, it is so hard to even get into a Doctors surgery at the moment most consultations are done with a call system at the moment. Imagine how many children will never see a doctor if this is what happens. Poor little children. The health system is totally fcuked now let alone what is to come in the future under this liebour government. FFFFJA And Just fcuk little Andrew too.

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  8. Morning Troopers,

    Part of the issue with inflation, which nobody seems to be mentioning, is that Robbo blunted Orr’s tools by making him responsible for employment etc, as well as inflation. He’s only got one big lever to pull, and it can’t achieve all things for all people.

    Meanwhile Hooten tells Robbo and Cindy to stop pretending this is not their fault.

    “Matthew Hooton: Government needs to make bold moves to head off rising inflation
    The cost of living is no longer just a social and economic problem. It’s now a political crisis for the Ardern Government.

    The Beehive blames the crisis on supply-chain disruption from Covid and Ukraine but, at best, that story is incomplete.

    It’s true that tradeable goods and services, which are influenced by foreign markets, have risen most, by 8.5 per cent since March last year, the worst result since June 2000.

    But non-tradeables, which don’t face foreign competition and indicate how domestic demand and supply are affecting prices, have also risen more than previously recorded, by six per cent. And non-tradeable inflation is harder to defeat.

    Mixed together, inflation is now 6.9 per cent, the worst since 1990’s political and economic chaos as the fourth Labour Government imploded.

    It is now higher than most recently reported by China (1.2 per cent), Australia (3.5), Japan (0.5), Korea (3.8), the Eurozone (4.6), the UK (5.5) and Singapore (4.3). Of our main economic partners, only the US is worse, at eight per cent. It can’t all be imported.

    In any case, the Reserve Bank is mandated by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to keep inflation between one and three per cent over the medium term, and future inflation near the two per cent midpoint. Prices are now rising more than three times faster than Robertson says he requires the bank to deliver.

    Supply-chain disruptions are real, but the more important culprit is exposed by us being joined on the naughty step by the US, which similarly responded to Covid with massive monetary and fiscal stimuli.

    In early 2020, Robertson and Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr faced projections that GDP could collapse by 10 per cent, unemployment rise to the same level and inflation go below one per cent. Their response was bold and responsible. Orr slashed the official cash rate (OCR) to 0.25 per cent and began large-scale asset purchases of government bonds, less charitably called printing money. Robertson rolled out his no-questions-asked wage subsidy scheme and other big spending. Officials warned this would cause house prices to rocket but Robertson disagreed.

    Even before the end of 2020, the forecasts changed. By December, GDP was picked to fall by less and grow by more, unemployment to remain modest and inflation to rise. Yet Robertson and Orr largely failed to change course.

    Inflation now chronic
    Robertson’s improving fiscal outlook was simply driven by the better-than-feared economic numbers while Orr waited until October 2021, 10 months later, to start raising the OCR. Only this February did it reach its pre-Covid level and it is still only 1.5 per cent.

    Only with hindsight could Robertson and Orr know their initial Covid monetary and fiscal stimuli were excessive. But there’s less excuse for having unduly prolonged them. They have caused the greatest transfer of wealth from the young and poor to the old and wealthy in New Zealand’s history, and allowed inflation to become chronic by infecting the non-tradeables sector.

    Even if Beehive strategists were unconcerned about the social and economic effects, they’d better worry about the political damage.

    This week’s Taxpayers’ Union-Curia poll put National-Act ahead of Labour-Green for the first time since Covid, with Te Pāti Māori holding the balance of power. The poll suggested Jacinda Ardern and Christopher Luxon now have the same net favourables, around 10 per cent. Voters remain split on whether the country is heading in the right or wrong direction.

    Most importantly, the cost of living has rocketed from nowhere to be voters’ biggest concern by far, along with the economy in general. More people now worry about prices and jobs than Covid and health when they were the top concerns. Less than five per cent say Covid is their top concern.

    The shift matters because while twice as many voters still trust Labour over National on Covid, National is well ahead on the economy and jobs.

    This is reflected in a big change in the voting intentions of women, who pollsters believe are more attuned, on average, to the cost of living crisis than men. For the first time under Ardern’s leadership, more women now back National than Labour, and more of National’s support now comes from women than from men.

    If the Prime Minister’s goals around poverty, inequality and housing depend on her defeating inflation, so does her re-election.

    With Covid — contrary to what we were told at the time — Ardern did not passively wait for official advice or hide behind working groups. Government papers being prised out of the bureaucracy increasingly show all the important decisions were made by her, often against advice.

    It was Ardern who decided to close the border in 2020; Ardern and her department that designed the level system when the Ministry of Health was floundering with a World Health Organisation model; Ardern who finally opted for a Pfizer-only vaccination strategy after officials wasted months on a multi-provider system; Ardern who lost patience with officials opposing rapid antigen tests and demanded they be legalised and ordered at scale; and Ardern who kept managed isolation in place for a few more months as a protection against Omicron when officials said it wasn’t justified.

    All these decisions are contested but they demonstrated prime ministerial leadership that not only worked but lay behind Labour’s unprecedented 2020 majority.

    What Ardern can do
    The Prime Minister should be counselled against Muldoonist interventions but there are plenty of bold mainstream measures she could take to slow rising prices.

    She might start by telling her ministers to stop making excuses about supply-chain problems and take the crisis as seriously as she did Covid.

    To show resolve, she could tell Robertson to scrap the dual mandate the bank has used as an excuse to take its eye off inflation.

    With Orr claiming central banks need help from “fiscal authorities”, Ardern could then order Robertson to urgently trim fat 😂 and slow some of his more elaborate spending plans in next month’s Budget.

    Robertson has already presided over a 40 per cent increase in government spending with little to show for it. Picking up a suggestion from Act leader David Seymour, he could return the Wellington bureaucracy to its 2017 staffing levels, trimming spending by more than $1.2 billion a year. There would be no reductions in numbers or pay of teachers, police officers, nurses or other front-line workers.

    More broadly, the Prime Minister ought to give Environment Minister David Parker and Commerce Minister David Clark a big hurry-up on resource-management and competition reform.

    The alternative is to leave matters entirely to the Reserve Bank and interest rates. That will make the defeat of inflation more painful for everyone. And it will doom Ardern’s chances of a third term.”

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    • Saggy, I think Adrian Orr is a woke Plonker, he however has had his job made more difficult by a fiscally inept idiot Finance Minister. There is going to come a time, very soon when there is going to be a major fallout between the Reserve Bank Governor and the fool Robertson and I can’t wait for that.

      At least Adrian Orr has some skills, understanding and training in finance. Robertson has no training in either business or finance except for the financial skills Robertsons father handed down to him.

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      • Adrian Orr may be trained in finance but has crossed to the woke side. Last year with an obviously worsening economic climate Orr’s Reserve Bank advice was to encourage public spending to keep the financial churn going. Clearly in the thrall of Robbo’s school of economics.

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        • When the price of steel goes up 50% and you raise interest rates to stop the inflation rise in imported steel you are fucked in the head.
          Too many covid shots and frankly never thought it worked for Brash and wont work for these shit for brains. ( Brash just came along at a time when the USA was restraining these costs and it was reflected inour costs. China then took over as the US industry moved manufacturing and so on. Their issue now is that there are no more cheap places to go and the USA is going into supporting its own industries resulting inless competition around the world.)
          The imported costs a fact of life that only better competition will restrain.

          Rising internal costs boosted by both govt. spending and legislation forcing increased costs on business wont be controlled by raising interest rates either. Just makes it harder for householders because business absorbs those costs according to their tax rate.
          Better productivity is always the answer.
          Less overheads, less govt interference, less taxation and more user pays.
          After all, it is the user that is spending and will decide that spend on the cost vs benefit to themselves.
          If we stopped looking at GDP and started measuring Wealth per capita and GDP per capita then we would go places.

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      • I do wonder if Orr is connected to the WEF though.
        He has certainly been sucked in or forced to consider indigenous economics which were in place here before the TOW.
        Mike Reddell has been scathing of him although he is not posting much these days.

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    • Great summary -when listening all the things Ardern did basically off her own bat would be interesting to get a $figure to go with the whole traffic light system and all the costs involved. Must be well into many many millions and then the vaccine pass thing.
      FJA

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      • “when listening all the things Ardern did basically off her own bat would be interesting to get a $figure”

        Then add in all the evil like her politicised police force beating up on peaceful democratic protesters and introducing apartheid into NZ.
        “Yep, yep, that’s exactly what it is”
        😈 FJA

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    • What the government is hiding behind is the quarterly figure of 6.9% and the academia & media play along.
      When we calculate 4 x 6.9, then at the end of a year on an annual account will be looking at 27.6% !
      In the mean time they are all selling that the quarterly inflation will remarkably drop. 🙁
      This where a German article faces it.

      …. German annual producer price inflation topped 30% in March, ….. …. . That’s its highest level since the agency began collecting data 73 years ago. ….

      … Factory gate inflation feeds into retail prices, and shoppers can expect to spend more on everything from furniture to meat, ….
      https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/german-inflation-producer-price-rises-highest-since-1949/ar-AAWp9Cb

      When do you think that quarterly inflation rate even go down below 5%, that is still over an annualized 20%
      Come back in a years time and buy your bread, meat, fuel, tyres etc..
      Easy another 20%, even though I dare to hope not.

      What I do know, is where interest goes, not the official ones, but the private, 2nd mortgages etc..
      Then where will the New Zealand $ go, considering so much world stupidity that matches our NZ’s

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  9. I just read this comment on Going Postal. I reckon it is good enough to repost here:

    Brown Bear • 3 minutes ago
    When the two main political parties have spent the last two years fighting about how many of our rights they could remove, and how hard they could ‘lock us down’ is it a surprise that I feel totally and utterly disenfranchised? It will never be ‘business as usual’ again for me. The veil was lifted and I saw the reality of our political system. Fuck the lot of them. I won’t forget.

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    • Alice.
      Interesting that in Australia it is the same.
      The media are not commenting much on the polls that show 30% are undecided and I believe that is because the voters have had enough of the two main parties.
      It is the reason that Matt King could get considerable support if he can get his message out there.He is confronting the issues the two main parties are gutless to deal with.

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      • I think the undecided vote in NZ would around 30% if they did an honest poll.

        I’ve been thinking about my earlier comment re Matt King. I stick by it and think maybe Cam Slater needs to give him some strong advice. No matter what you think of Cam, he has a very good political brain and knows how the system works. I think he is a pissed off with the current Parliament as the rest of us.

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  10. More racist policy from this Government.

    In this latest bout of Racism from Damien O’Connor and this Labour Government, they are going to spend shit loads of money reinventing the wheel and sheep farming practices which the privileged white man already knew years ago. But apparently Maori don’t know even to this day.

    I can’t wait until this Government spends they same sort of money on non Maori farmers to develop their farming enterprises. It can not be that far away, Surely?

    https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/dairy-news/dairy-general-news/state-support-for-maori-farmers

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  11. Another breach of Treaty of Waitangi obligations.

    Obviously the management of Archives New Zealand did not read the fourth paragraph of the Treaty and I quote.

    “The doors to the Library of Archives new Zealand must remain open 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year so that the unhappy, the mischief makers and those on the Gravy Train can access it when they want.”

    For fucks sake! After all it was that racist prick Captain Jim Cook who bought the written word to New Zealand . Without him, these people probably wouldn’t have anything to read.

    https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-element-cse&cx=006730714154542492986:oh6vl0ybuqy&q=https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/128403443/archives-nzs-reading-room-cutbacks-delaying-treaty-claims-historian-says&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjF8tyyjqb3AhVtUGwGHWTdAjwQFnoECAYQAg&usg=AOvVaw0PZ7UFdhVU9lxaaN36hbDx

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    • TAAH@0942

      It seems to me that Mr O’Malley doth protestith muchlly and is more interested in ensuring that the Gravy Train doesn’t leave the station without him, than in the actual needs of others; those (Myself included), who have no choice but to make the best of what is on offer from Archives NZ, and are thankful to even get inside their doors.

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    • The only time in the last two decades I have had the Flu, was following a Flu Injection. One was enough for me.
      I am a natural vitamin fruit cake, I have gone down the Zinc and making sure I get enough Vitamin D.

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  12. Will, the nappy folder, you know, New Zealand’s number one stay at home Dad, be coming home on Horse Float One tomorrow or will he miss the flight because he is giving some Bint a bit of Kawasaki Slippery Eel up in Roppongi?

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  13. Just when you thought you had heard/read it all.
    There has been a tie up between Astrozeneca and Russia for vaccine production and it’s Sputnik vaccine for some time.

    https://off-guardian.org/2022/04/21/russia-astrazeneca-vaccine-collusion/

    “The health ministry approved the vaccine after less than two months of testing, making Sputnik V the world’s first registered COVID shot. The drug’s catchy name was the brainchild of RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (Class of 2009).

    The Soros Foundation spotted Dmitriev’s potential at an early age, and awarded him a scholarship to study at Stanford University and later Harvard Business School. He worked for Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company before taking the reins at RDIF in 2011.

    Dmitriev’s decision to include R-Pharm in RDIF’s investment portfolio was a shrewd move worthy of his Young Global Leader pedigree.

    On July 17, 2020, AstraZeneca announced R-Pharm would become “one of the hubs for the production and supply of [its] vaccine to international markets.” Under the agreement, the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant agreed to transfer its adenoviral vector to Russia. R-Pharm would then be tasked with “finishing” doses and shipping them abroad. “

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  14. Cam Slater
    @kaiviti_cam
    This is what happens when you subject your citizens to relentless propaganda and mass formation to scare the bejesus out of them so they line up for experimental medications for a disease that has a 99.98% survival rate. #ledbydonkeys

    Great Minds: NZ’s mental health ‘crisis’ – more Kiwis struggling with wellbeing since Covid, research reveals

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/great-minds-nzs-mental-health-crisis-more-kiwis-struggling-with-wellbeing-since-covid-research-reveals/Q4HT7GCKTBYYGH57RBT6PW55PI/

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    • “prompting calls from leading health figures for an urgent national recovery plan”
      Here’s an idea -1. Get rid of the masks.
      2. Get rid of this constant shit “The Ministry of Health is set to reveal how many new Covid community cases there are and how many more people have died while infected with the virus.
      The case numbers will be released in a statement after 1pm.
      It comes after an Auckland teenager was found to have tested positive for Covid twice in six weeks – raising questions about official health advice that people probably have good immunity for three months after infection.
      FJA

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    • Yes and raised it a few weeks ago.

      That WEFfy document would be well supported in Auckland with about 20 or more trained WEF ‘shapers’, ‘enfluencers’, interconnected supporters.

      What else has been surreptitiously pushed into that Auckland Plan?
      Groups of WEF supporters are also active in Wellington & Christchurch.
      They probably also able to spread across the Regions & so affect other Districts.

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  15. Ask a Marxist if they want control… ///////

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/04/m-ori-health-authority-model-could-be-applied-to-education-and-justice-consultation-suggests.html
    Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson on Friday released the feedback from the first phase of targeted engagement with Māori on developing a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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    • Great to see consultation by the Scotsman, William Jackson with the wider public of New Zealand and the 86% of the population who are not Maori.

      It is time New Zealanders woke up to the destruction of this country by Tauiwi like William Jackson.

      Next, Mr Jackson will be wanting the working Taxpayers of this country to pay for the changes he requires without the consultation of the majority of the populace.

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        • I have never heard of anyone self-identifying as Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. They just are. The act of self-identification is an alien concept.
          I have never heard of anyone self-identifying as Samoan, Fijian, Niuean, Tongan, or a Cook Islander either.

          Why do many persons of mixed heritage self-identify as “Maori” even though they are not native speakers of the language?

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    • It always makes me laugh when people who self-identify as Maori claim the additional title of “indigenous people.”

      How long do a people have to be in a location before they can qualify to be called “indigenous”? One thousand years? Five hundred years? Or does the number of generations count?

      Many researchers say that Maori arrived in New Zealand around the year 1,200. Able Tasman showed up in 1642 (briefly). That would put the first settlers on these lands for about 450 years (enough time for them to propagate and disrupt the natural environment).

      Is 450 years or, say 600 years (to the time of European arrivals) enough for a race to become “indigenous”?

      What about the Japanese. Their ancestors started arriving on the Japanese archipelago a couple of thousand years ago, but the UN does not consider the Yamato to be the “indigenous” inhabitants. That would be the Ainu (and some others in Okinawa and other islands).

      “Indigenous” seems a political term meaning “victim” or “the oppressed” and is used by those who desire power and the placement of themselves at the very top of society.

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      • OS, and what about spanish and egyptian sailors that came here long before any cuzi bros did?
        Im guessing it must have been a different islands tho as “aotearoa” wouldnt have been fished up by a lost bro abd hacked into pieces by then… also tane mahuta wouldnt have been around to seperate the earth from the sky either so no space to sail a ship here!

        Then the indigenous thing amongst maori could get tricky, they arrived here in waves sometimes hundreds of years apart. Were the earth ppl (moriori) the indigenous ones? The stone ppl (waitaha) or the fighting/waring tribes that arrived later on and brutally killed and ate most of the early indigenous folk and integrated the remainder into their tribes?

        The later waves of maori seemed far worse of invaders to these shores then what the europeans ever were hence why many tribes signed the treaty to give themselves protection from other blood thirsty flesh hungry tribes.

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    • As i said the other day, im all for it… as long as they pay for it themselves.
      They can create their own maori economy and pay for everything they wish with maori tax… they can even pay their maori benes too!!!
      Imagine how much better off the non indigenous population would be with out the radical bros bleeding us dry.
      Even more hilarious would be the uptake of this concept by “maori” ppl… i bet the maori population would magically shrink from 16% down to 6-7% because everyday maori know whiteys system will still be a shitload better then the corrupt radical maori elite way!

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    • The bait & switch to get people to vote for MMP which would also close Maori Parliament Seats should be concluded.
      At least have a general binding democratic referendum whether to keep them or not as soon as possible. Like next election! or even better, by the end of the year.

      A general binding referendum on maori local district, regional seats should also be bought into play. Perhaps look at putting STV (Single-Transferable Vote) into play.

      Willie Jackson never really made a stand, in caucus when about 10 Charter Schools were shut down and devolved back into full State Control, Did he do a trade off?
      There was good scrutiny, that showed up some had teething problems on some, but were sorted.
      The results that started to come through were looking good.
      A general binding referendum should be held on Charter Schools? Surely Willie Jackson, a previous supporter would put that on the map.

      Three referenda in one go, should be value for money?

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    • Imo i think cindy has lost control over the radical maoris within labour, its now become a runaway train situation but if they try to stop it the radicals know where all the bodies are buried and will nuke the labour party to oblivion.

      Likely we are witnessing without really knowing it the biggest most dangerous blackmailing episode in nz history.

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      • SB, I disagree with you, I think she is most complicit in enabling William Jackson and the Labour Maori Caucus push this through.

        You only need to look at the video accompanying WG’s post at 2.24pm to see how she reacts and her virtual agreement of such actions.

        No, she is up to her tits in this. She has full control and this is part of her well hidden agenda.

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        • Hooligan, im not so sure. I rekon at the start she was onboard purely to garner votes and look good to the UN, shes a power hungry cunt and right now a small handfull of maori are running rings around her doing as they please, she gave an inch they took a mile and now its burning her political capital big time… she wont be happy others are burning for their own advantage while she gets zero benefit.

          I just watched it, shes fake as fuck and eager to shut down the conversation. Shes owned by maoris and she knows theres nothing she can do about it.

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          • SB at 4.34pm, while I disagree with your earlier comment, most of this post, has a lot of validity, however she seems to be so tied up in her own closed bubble, she does not see what is happening outside it and how concerned the general public are about the Maorification of almost everything in this country.

            If William Jackson says what he is pushing for is for the betterment of Maori and the result will be flow on votes with support for Labour, she will agree to it without understanding how the general public feel.

            The backlash is coming but it will not be until the second half of 2023, her mates will be looking for new jobs, she will already have hers.

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  16. This guy outlines a few behaviours weve already seen from cindy… and alot more of whats to come 🙁
    “What happens when a narcissist loses control over you”
    https://youtu.be/lKxmFPmzzx4

    It applies to many more politicians at the top then just cindy, robbo chippy and willie all fit the description too.

    And hows this for a great saying ” they wet the bed and blame the blanket”… hmm robbo done similar in the way he dismissed inflation

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            • Yeah, you’re right Bon. Let me just say, I for one, want no part of this.

              However, it does remind me of a story:
              “Three men were walking along in the forest when they were captured by a tribe of cannibals.
              The chief gives the three men a challenge “If you complete this challenge, you will go free, if not we will eat you.”
              The three men, not wanting to die, agree to hear the challenge.
              “You most go in to the forest and pick out 10 of any fruit you find, bring those fruits back here” the king says.
              The three men head out in search of their fruit.
              The first man comes back with 10 apples in his hands.
              The king then says “You must shove those 10 apples up your butt without making a sound.”
              The man reluctantly agrees to try.
              He gets the first one up without a sound, but screams in agony on the second and is killed and eaten.
              The second man comes back with 10 grapes in his hand.
              Again the king states the challenge.
              The 10 fruit up the ass, without any sound.
              This is going to be easy he thinks.
              He gets through the first 9 without a single sound.
              Just as he is about to shove the 10th grape up he bursts out in laughter.
              He is killed immediately.
              The second guy still laughing meets the first guy up in heaven.
              The first guy says, “What’s so funny? You could have still been alive!”
              He replies “I just saw Frank turn up with pineapples”

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  17. Unusual story right at end from 30mins that at least 12 food processing plants across the US have been damaged or destroyed by fire, explosions, etc. In the latest a crashed plane set a processing plant on fire. It is the second plane this week to crash and destroy a food processing plant. Very suspicious spike of accidents and already warnings of food shortages.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-l8J_XMqrs
    Tucker Carlson Tonight

    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6304684072001#sp=show-clips

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  18. nzherald@nzherald

    TVNZ-Radio NZ merger board revealed

    Media commentator and former TVNZ head of news & current affairs Bill Ralston said the nine-member establishment board sounded like a strong group.

    “They’ve reached quite widely for some really experienced people and that’s a really positive sign. It’s not a lot of Labour Party apparatchiks being hauled in.”

    https://twitter.com/nzherald/status/1517361613128536064

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  19. ☠️☠️☠️Breaking ☠️☠️☠️

    Banks show debt buyers who really owns their heap of gib and sticks 🤑

    The scale of home loan rate rises is now at a level that will crimp consumer spending for those who roll over the fixed rate mortgages. The impact will spread relentlessly over the next few months

    https://www.interest.co.nz/personal-finance/115454/scale-home-loan-rate-rises-now-level-will-crimp-consumer-spending-those-who

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  20. What our Government are are offering….

    PHARMAC
    COVID-19 oral antivirals: Access Criteria
    Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir with ritonavir) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir) are listed in the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2022 in anticipation of future supply.
    https://pharmac.govt.nz/news-and-resources/covid19/covid-oral-antivirals/

    What you can expect to get….

    A puzzling phenomenon: Patients report a rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after taking the antiviral Paxlovid

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/04/21/metro/puzzling-phenomenon-patients-report-rebound-covid-19-symptoms-after-taking-antiviral-paxlovid/

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  21. Hey robbo you know how experts are saying to cut unnecessary/wasteful spending but you claim it cant be done… heres an easy 27mil saved
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/green-travel/300571712/electric-ferries-coming-to-auckland-with-govt-expected-to-commit-27m-funding

    Another helpful tip for the fat poof, any money towards anything to do with climate change can be slashed with the only negative effect being reduced profits for climate con artists. See robbo in a few sentences weve just saved the country a few billion

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  22. Andrew Dickens: Why did the Govt believe now was a good time to carry on their housing reforms?

    Home On Air Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive Opinion
    Andrew Dickens: Why did the Government believe now was a good time to carry on their housing reforms?

    Andrew Dickens: Why did the Govt believe now was a good time to carry on their housing reforms?

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    Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

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    Andrew Dickens,
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    Fri, 22 Apr 2022, 4:21PM

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    As I noted yesterday, the biggest single contributor to our ginormous inflation rate was housing.

    House ownership alone contributed 18.5 percent to inflation.

    But it’s interesting to note that a large part of the housing inflation and indeed all inflation can be sheeted home to legislative changes. Some estimate the effect is up to 50 percent.

    It’s easy to see this in housing. A new property tax regime has just been enacted by the IRD that will have an immediate effect on costs and benefits that will immediately fuel inflation.

    We can see it in all the tenancy rule changes that resulted in rent increases that were dramatic enough that a rent freeze had to be temporarily enacted in the pandemic.

    Healthy Home legislation caused a rush of work and purchasing.

    The housing market in New Zealand is so huge and all-consuming that any change across its breadth has an immediate effect.

    Which comes back to a question that many have asked.

    Why, in the middle of a pandemic, when everything is unprecedented, when everything is unpredictable, when black is white and up is down, did the Government believe it was a good time to carry on their transformative reforms?

    I was also thinking that yesterday interviewing Andrew Little about the new locality networks being instituted for the new health structures that are being created. It sounded like bureaucratic overkill and two systems will be running concurrently, so any savings, if any, are a while away yet.

    And yet other interviews yesterday were stressing the need for spending savings now to fight the inflation.

    So again: is this really the right time to institute such a radical reformation of such a massive and crucial beast?

    I mentioned this to a couple I bumped into this morning while walking the dog.

    One said it’s because these guys are ideologically driven. It’s a common thing to hear people say.

    But all politicians are ideologically driven. What they’re driven to do depends on their beliefs.

    Look at Chris Luxon’s belief that all public transport should stand on its own 2 feet. He’s ideologically a pure capitalist.

    No. I think it’s because all governments know that the end is nigh all the time. The 3-year term is short and merciless.

    There’s an election next year which is looking pretty 50/50.

    And if you lose you can’t do a thing. It’s now or never.

    So this government is ploughing ahead, thinking it’s business as usual, when it’s anything but.

    Good luck on getting the Finance Minister to give up next month’s spending.
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/opinion/andrew-dickens-why-did-the-government-believe-now-was-a-good-time-to-carry-on-their-housing-reforms/?fbclid=IwAR3n72edNTULONCTqiKvY4e6gxRLbRUl-xGkd-RQUqW-3yxNW_baokW4G8M

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    • Famine is being engineered. In the USA a suspicious number of food processing plants have been destroyed by fire or other accidents(?) Between them Russia & Ukraine produce 25% of the world’s wheat – or they were until recently. Food producing land is being planted in trees because climate change. The global elite believe the planet is overpopulated (Elon Musk disagrees). Not hard to see where this is going….

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      • SA, add to that soaring fert fuel labour cost, seed shortage and american rail/transport operators conspiring to stiffle grain cartage and backloads of fert and DEF at a crucial point in the growing season.
        Then the mega push toward biofuel so a large chunk of their corn harvest gets distilled for fuel instead of feeding cattle. Then the usa govt is literally paying farmers to plough their crops in or not even sow.

        Most counries govts seem to be doing their darndest to create massive agricultural crisis and generate food shortages. The only country i can see sitting pretty with no food, energy or production problems is… russia

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  23. The vaxx’s mandates, with vaccine passes are still simmering on the back burner, to be ready for a more opportune time, with more coercive fear-mongering, social engineering “scientism” with supporting propaganda.

    … 21 Apr, 2022 05:00 PM …. no way that endemic covid will be as manageable as endemic flu.

    The only sustainable proportionate response to covid-19 is for New Zealanders to embrace universal vaccination.

    It is likely that vaccine passes will be required again if we want to live more normally and for society to thrive.
    It cannot be difficult to make the use of vaccine passes more seamless.

    Almost every financial transaction today is electronic and it must be possible to link transactions to valid vaccine passes when required. ….

    …. As already demonstrated, for the vast majority of New Zealanders, a vaccine pass is sufficient to make vaccination a priority.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-rod-jackson-was-new-zealands-response-to-the-pandemic-proportionate/RAHWMAPNC7DCN264PQARE5MPYI/
    Behind heralds paywall

    Found I think another copy of that article here. April 22, 2022
    https://asiapacificreport.nz/2022/04/22/rod-jackson-why-new-zealands-response-to-the-covid-pandemic-was-proportionate/

    It is as if the vaxx’s are totally safe & effective, and there are no risks to people health.
    No wonder they systemically shut down and or twist to reduce any problem that any one does have.

    Do not underestimate these people, in creating a Medical Autocracy of Tyranny, and that includes all our Parliamentarians.

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  24. This man is the SCIENCE //
    Ardern will be looking to get a few quotes on why some of these things should even go to Court.

    Fauci: The CDC should be above US federal courts
    https://youtu.be/vYqeBcM4P1o
    25 secs : Apr 22, 2022

    We are concerned about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally a public health decision. This is a CDC issue.

    Is Fauci figuring that the WEF-UN-WHO treaty will grant unlimited power to his “science”

    The Subversion of Democracy Under the Guise of Health: Member of European Parliament, MEP Christine Anderson Warns About the WHO Treaty

    “The plan is to grant the WHO, in the event of a pandemic, far-reaching executive powers.
    The treaty changes aim at granting the WHO de facto governing power over member states in the event of a pandemic, without involvement or consultation of national governments or national parliaments…
    A democratically non-legitimized committee, but one which the richest of the super-rich buy their way in through donations, not only decides that there is a pandemic but also immediately seizes executive power…
    To even consider such an empowerment of the WHO is a direct attack on the rule of the people by the people…
    the most elementary principle of any democracy.”

    https://t.me/s/christineanderson

    It can’t be stressed enough, how serious of a threat Digital ID is?

    When will this be WHO pandemic treaty be challenged, questioned, debated, discussed here in New Zealand.

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