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  1. The Depp Heard trial has turned into an audition for an oscar for “best actress / actor” , Heard is a despicable shitbag but as the trial progresses they are both ramping up the acting, at times Depp is completely coherent yet a minute later he can’t get the words out depending on what question he’s been asked,
    It shouldn’t be forgotten that they are both lefty liberal Hollyweird conservative hating multi millionaires that couldn’t manage their own lives without managerial support..
    One thing in their favor is that they don’t appear to be kiddy fuckers.

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  2. How embarrassing is this for our Country? I have just googled “when will Jacinda Ardern meet Joe Biden ” FFS our horsefaced PM has been in the US for three days and her minions are still scurrying around like rats to organize a meeting with the world dumbest leader piss pants Biden.
    If she manages to actually get her meeting it’ll be more embarrassment for our Country as these meetings are normally organized weeks even months before they happen and to have her turn up at Bidens call like a blowfly to a dog shit is pathetic .

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    • Given that ‘President’ Biden is too stupid and now too demented to arrange (or even function at) any meetings, it’s probably more likely that his handlers are trying to send a diplomatic message to Horseface about her being in the pockets of the Chinese.

      The fat tattooed pig masquerading as our ‘foreign minister’ is totally absent on the world stage. In one way this is a good thing because having something as disgusting as this representing our country is a sheer embarrassment – but now the CCP is openly making diplomatic inroads in the Pacific and New Zealand has NOTHING to say about this at all!

      So Biden’s handlers understand full well that not only will New Zealand fail to support the West when China invades Taiwan, but we are now openly betraying our former allies while China colonises the Pacific in front of our very eyes.

      Perhaps the only positive to come out of this is the certainty that when the CCP formally takes over the former New Zealand they’re unlikely to give it to the Maoris. But whether or not there will be anything left in ‘Aotearoa’ worth salvaging is rather a moot point.

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  3. rev@0420

    Aaaah, but that isn’t the point of the exercise; it’s being arranged so that she will be SEEN by the world (and those whom she perceives to be ‘People of importance) and have her OWN self-importance confirmed, since it’s ALWAYS about her and the need to be the centre of attention.

    Those who suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) do such things; It’s ME, ME, ME!!

    dl is one such individual.

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  4. Revy , very well said about Amber Turd and that bloody weirdo ( Johnny Depth of dispair.)
    Both are a pair of disgusting peices of human effluent.
    And as for Ardern meeting up with piss pants Biden, What a perfect pair ,dumb and dumber.
    FJA.

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  5. So Cindy is having a third go at getting married. Well, so she tells a US Talk Show Host.

    The first one was a fuck up with the wedding venue and the question is, has she paid her cancellation fee.
    The second was a fuck up and she blamed COVID.
    The third one, a fuck up in waiting.

    For someone who claims to run the country, she should not be left in charge of a compost heap.

    But there again, there is supposed to be an election next year so guess she needs something to distract the peasantry from her many short comings.

    FJA

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    • Good morning everyone, Kea did you mean caused by the jabby? If so I totally agree there have been some despotic governments world wide in the past but the death by jabby has and is still to come yet. Or is it kindness they are killing us by? The mad bitch is out of the country embarrassing us all to the max, so try and have a good day everyone and remember for every hater of the dear leader there are some that love her, Crazy as bat shit aren’t they? I saw lots of people in their cars alone yesterday wearing face nappies…. I rest my case. FFFFJA

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    • Thomas Sowell talked about the failure of busy-bodies in his book, “Vision of the annointed”.

      Some can’t accept that all people have the potential to be evil. The annointed assumed that failure isn’t created by individuals, but by the system. So they work their entire life to tweak the system. They get in these big government, big Transnational bureacracies to tweak things. The second, generalised group, are in opposition to this, and accept that sometimes people make bad choices, that the engine of error is on a very small scale. Only individuals. Just one person at a time. They seek people to accept responsibility for their failures. The first group are against human nature. They seek to be god, and cause untold death, in their drive to be “good”.

      It’s another version of Luther’s (version 1) “Enslaved Will”: God made me do it.

      “The vision of the anointed is one in which ills as poverty, irresponsible sex, and crime derive primarily from ‘society,’ rather than from individual choices and behavior. To believe in personal responsibility would be to destroy the whole special role of the anointed, whose vision casts them in the role of rescuers of people treated unfairly by ‘society.” Sowell

      This a good book. Bit of an upender. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3044.The_Vision_of_the_Anointed

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  6. LMFAO, at 6.29 this morning, “Jacinda Ardern reports that there is no scheduled meeting between her and Joe Biden finalized yet” Jeeeeeez it’s gonna be like pulling teeth without anesthetic, so hilarious and this is what happens when you spend 5 years exposing yourself as some sort of miracle world leader and then get found out to be the empty sock you really are.
    Of course the more inept you become in the eyes of the international public the more qualified you become for a top job at the UN or the WEF.

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  7. Wow, a former labour party member spits the reality of the situation!
    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/nz-entering-ukraine-conflict-at-whim-of-govt-former-labour-politicians/ar-AAXIRi7

    Smith fears New Zealand could now find itself “on the wrong side of history” by helping prolong a conflict in the interests of waning US hegemony while risking its own interests in the Asia-Pacific region, and increasing the risks of a nuclear war.

    New Zealand is also inadvertently helping to arm neo-Nazi militias and far-right groups in Ukraine with modern weapons, which could be used elsewhere.

    And then this wee gem…
    The great irony is that by being so supportive of Ukrainian ‘freedom fighters’ we’re actually supporting the same group who were associated with the man who killed so many Christchurch Muslims, and the recent shooter in Buffalo, who livestreamed killing 10 black people and also left a manifesto. That is one of the big mistakes the government is making,” Smith said.

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    • Thanks Iaasb.
      A very good article. 🙂

      Ardern is setting out to prove Brenton Tarrant is right.
      Ardern wants to cover this and further the agenda in Tarrant’s manifesto, by keeping it suppressed and censored.

      The west have not listened directly to the Russian officials and what they have actually said.
      Sergey Lavrov at the start of the Russian support of the break away in the Donbass, was asked about the west agreeing to Russian security demands. He sort of said like ” nigh on a decade, maybe 7or 8 years, and that takes time to accept, (can not find source now)

      That is the West after doing every thing it can throw, to realize there is total change in the balance of power, and to accept it.
      A change in finances, currencies, allies, fuels. raw resource, food, and we really do not know in what direction.

      So far NATO and EU do not mention that it depends on enriched uranium, 40% from specialized Russia connections necessary for some of EU nuclear power plants is to be placed on the banned list.
      18 countries in the EU where Russian nuclear reactors are located: two in Bulgaria, six in the Czech Republic, two in Finland, four in Hungary and four in Slovakia.
      And the price of uranium is up by 30%

      Some period of time, when much can change in a week, and for some things can not be rushed in a”grinding war” let alone over a decade, which ever way the out come goes.

      Bearing in mind Victor Orban’s speech.
      …… ✸ Third point: the national interest in foreign policy.
      Progressives always think that foreign policy is a battle of ideologies:
      a battle between good and bad, in which the course of history will be decided once and for all.
      But as I see it, Dear Friends, there have been at least four such “last great battles” over the past hundred years.
      Something is wrong with that concept.
      .
      Our response should be a clear and simple antithesis to the progressives:
      the Nation First! Hungary First! America First!
      We need foreign policy based on our interests.
      This is not always easy, because the world of foreign policy is often a complicated one.
      .
      Take the war in our neighboring country.
      Russia is the aggressor, and Ukraine the victim.
      We condemn the aggressor and help the victim of aggression.
      But at the same time we know that Ukraine is not defending Hungary.
      That is a nonsensical idea! Hungary can be defended by NATO and the Hungarian Defense Forces.
      As a proportion of our population, we have taken in the largest number of refugees, and the Hungarian people are happy to help.
      They are glad to help, but they do not want to pay the price of the war, because it is not their war and they will not benefit from it.
      .
      They know full well that war is accompanied by sanctions, rampant inflation and economic stagnation; they know that war always impoverishes people.
      We must not yield to the siren voices, however tempting they may sound.
      Our aim is to restore peace, not to continue the war, because that is what is in our national interest. Hungary First!

      https://www.miniszterelnok.hu/speech-by-prime-minister-viktor-orban-at-the-opening-of-cpac-hungary/

      Watch out for the elephants tussling as any body nearby will be trampled under foot, and deliberately stamped and swiped if considered a foe to one of them.

      New Zealand First, :—- ……. No to the bauble king. ….

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  8. Shooter in Texas has been reported as a transgender according to some sources. Google search shows a lot of fact checkers saying it’s false. I’m guessing by the speed of the fact check shit, that’s it’s 80% likely true.
    🤔

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  9. WEF DAVOS reporting by good old fashion independent stirring journalists.
    Thanks to RebelNews. 🙂

    Avi Yemini @OzraeliAvi
    #BREAKING: UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Mark Carney pushes my microphone away, trying to avoid scrutiny over his blatant hypocrisy in being a part of such a huge carbon footprint in Davos.
    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1529116792396066823
    2 mins 08 secs

    Avi Yemini @OzraeliAvi
    #BREAKING: I just “ambushed” WHO Covid envoy at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1528791810105036800
    1 min 27 secs

    Avi Yemini @OzraeliAvi
    I just bumped into the @nytimes Deputy Managing Editor, @RBlumenstein , in Davos.
    I asked her how is the public supposed to trust the NYT reporting here when she’s an INVITED GUEST of the World Economic Forum.
    Her response says it all.
    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1528409351056072705
    40 secs

    Avi Yemini @OzraeliAvi
    I bumped into India’s oil minister at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
    Hardeep Singh Puri claims to have inspired Klaus Schwab to “rule the capitalists of the world”.
    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1529337391890239488
    40 secs

    Andrew Lawton @AndrewLawton
    Australian eSafety commissioner Julie Inman Grant tells the World Economic Forum we need a “recalibration” of freedom of speech.
    https://twitter.com/AndrewLawton/status/1528779966644731906
    27 secs

    Questions why did not Ms. Helen Clarke recuse herself from Covid inquiry.
    https://www.rebelnews.com/day_two_in_davos_exposing_key_players_in_the_wef
    7 mins 53 secs.
    At 58 secs ex NZ Prime Minister
    At 2 mins 12 secs more on the ex. to 4 mins 05

    On that rebel news site you can explore much more on how they are checking and reporting on the ill ustrious of WEF at the den of DAVOS

    Very different to how the compliant and governmental connected mainstream media, that are proving to be so aligned to WEF-UN-WHO 🙂

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  10. Now this is what we need. some brain power applied to traffic.

    If you’ve ever driven a car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else on wheels in the city, you’ve gotten stuck in traffic. And it’s the worst. But new technology may have found a way to reduce the headache.

    Researchers at Aston University in the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence traffic light system that relies on live camera footage to make adjustments and keep traffic flowing. The system utilizes deep reinforcement learning, which means it understands when it’s doing a lousy job and it varies its actions to gradually improve.

    The researchers said this method improved upon the manually designed phase transitions that are often used for traffic lights.

    https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/can-ai-solve-inconvenient-traffic-jams/?fbclid=IwAR18WBQRx0Z1TY9RRSEVcLSGVcn75ulpad_GnWlmd3ZDvqqoxLVNedgvFd8

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  11. An old lady handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $10
    The teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $100 please use the ATM.”
    The old lady wanted to know why …
    The teller returned her bank card and irritably told her, “These are the rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a line of customers behind you.”
    The old lady remained silent for a few seconds, then handed the card back to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”
    The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and respectfully told her, you have $300,000 in your account and the bank doesn’t have that much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?
    The old lady then asked how much she could withdraw immediately.
    The teller told her any amount up to $3000
    “Well, please let me have $3000 now”,
    The teller then handed it very friendly and respectfully to her
    The old lady put $10 in her purse and asked the teller to deposit $2990 back into her account.
    the moral of this tale …….
    Don’t be difficult with old people, they spent a lifetime learning the skills.

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  12. My mate from Texas is so disappointed after seeing a video involving the mad queen in New York.

    He is a well travelled man and never realised that we had beavers in this country. After seeing her smile he believes she could clean up a small plantation of maples.

    You learn something every day.

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  13. Here is the latest Media Release from Sporting Shooters Association New Zealand (SSANZ)

    Seven Shooting Incidents across Auckland in the past 24 hours
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 17:30 hr
    President of the Sporting Shooters Association, Chaz Forsyth says “this level of gang violence in our biggest city is a clear indication, that all the Government firearm legislation since March 2019 has been a complete failure – to say nothing of a total waste of several hundred million of taxpayer money.” As we have said all along the Prime Minister targeted the wrong people in her gun confiscation and the new laws making it harder for responsible law-abiding Kiwis to own firearms”.
    Rather then spending a further $ 208 Million on requiring the Commissioner of Police to micro manage shooting clubs and their ranges, as well as compiling lists of privately owned firearms, she would be better advised to spend this tax payers money on more proactive policing of the numerous gangs and their members who are currently poking a finger at her and the police.
    “Far be it for us to tell the government how this should be done, but it is clear that the government has been poorly advised in their arms legislation. Legislation which has spectacularly failed to make New Zealand safer. In fact it is a far less safe country than it was 3 years ago” said Forsyth.
    END

    The above media release was in response to this news story:

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/auckland-shootings-indiscriminate-and-reckless-use-of-guns-in-public-says-police-after-seven-incidents-overnight/SDZV5GPQUAMO5XUO6MXRN7ETZM/

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        • Alice. This shitstorm of a government have banned the importation of starting pistols and air pistols, and if you own an air pistol that requires a service it’s tough shit for you because Pigshit Ardern has banned the importation of air pistol parts FFS..
          You may not believe this but she has also banned armor piercing explosive rounds ,WOW if I’d known they were available I’d have stocked up on them for shooting rabbits and possums. FUUUCCCKKK.

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        • On the money, Alice. Both the article and the comment.
          That’s the first time I’ve heard Luxon say he wouldn’t go ahead with the register. And of course ACT has Nicole, so we’re in safe hands there.

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        • Of course not. It’s a very fundamental principle that most people can understand, but politicians and bureaucrats can’t. Rules and registers only work when people comply with the law. The criminal, subhuman scum dwellers that comprise gangs, by their very nature and definition, don’t.

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      • Saggy…
        I remember when the Police had records of all lawful firearms owners and serial numbers. If you changed addresses, it meant a trip to the Arms Officer to have it updated on two lots of records…the record of the firearm itself and the record of the registered owner. Police back then knew how many firearms a person owned as well the make/model, caliber, and serial numbers.

        I knew the Police chief involved with govt in overseeing the change in the firearm legislation and he said that the data/evidence Police had back then was that maintaining a firearms register was a total waste of time. and all those records were destroyed.

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          • Yea, remember only a few years ago we had a register for all Ecat firearms then once cindy changed the gunlaws and the police deleted all the files before the buyback and then couldnt tell who had handed in their firearms… registries work great when run by incompetent morons.

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      • It’s going to take years to sort out a register. The Police got rid of those retired cops who were employed to vet prospective firearm owners so they will now struggle to catch up.

        I had a heap of firearms but sold them. However I still hold a firearms licence just in case I need to restock.

        One day the Govt will wake up that criminals will not admit to owning unlicensed firearms and will be untraceable.

        The tooth fairy took the firearms off the good guys.
        FFS

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  14. An astronomer is on an expedition to Darkest Africa to observe a
    total eclipse of the sun, which will only be observable there,
    when he’s captured by cannibals.

    The eclipse is due the next day around noon. To gain his freedom
    he plans to pose as a god and threaten to extinguish the sun if
    he’s not released, but the timing has to be just right.

    So, in the few words of the cannibals’ primitive tongue that he
    knows, he asks his guard what time they plan to kill him.

    The guard’s answer, “Tradition has it that captives are to be
    killed when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky on the
    day after their capture so that they may be cooked and ready to
    be served for the evening meal.”

    “Great,” the astronomer replies.

    The guard continues, though, “But because everyone’s so excited
    about it, in your case we’re going to wait until after the eclipse.”

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    • Extends it into “best practice”
      Then it grows a “code of practice”
      Becoming the only “best code of practice” so it will now have systemic rights backed by regulation & laws.
      In short order inspectors are on the job, with authority to inflict high fines or to take to court at your cost.
      Costs become so high in compliance, that then one is forced to give it away.

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      • Im thinking more along the lines of the registry allowing them an easy address list to visit and cull to prevent the spread of illnesses etc same as they do in the usa.

        Just dont comply and they can shove it up their arse. Its all designed to smash the lil guy and let the big guys flourish.

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      • Next comes a registration requirement, and fees. Mrs Leofric keeps about a dozen little bantam hens for both their companionship and their eggs. “They” can get fucked if they want us to register and comply them. Poor wee birds.

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  15. More than 450 vaxxed Kiwis now listed on Citizen’s Database of death.
    A total of 470 people have now been added to the Citizen’s Database of those thought to have died as a result of being jabbed with a covid-19 Pfizer vaccine.

    The database, which is maintained by Health Forum NZ has been sent to the police, but the public version has had identifying details of the dead removed.
    https://thebuzz.nz/more-than-450-vaxxed-people-now-listed-on-citizens-database-of-death/?mc_cid=192f744952&mc_eid=f14b0d43af

    What will Ardern’s uniformed enforcers do about this you may well ask? But don’t expect an answer.

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    • A good read indeed Toko. There are a few shops in Awanui just north of Kaitaia which specialise in furniture & other items made from swamp kauri. We’ve made a few visits to what I reckon is the best of them…..Kauri Unearthed on SH1 heading to Cape Reinga. And dropped a few bob into their coffers!

      Straight kauri is IMHO a bland, boring timber & the poor man’s equivalent, macrocarpa, has more character. The Northland artisans have a knack of highlighting the best features of the ancient wood. Apparently it has no strength left in it after its long preservation.

      I’ve read of fallen Kauri forests north of Houhora. Apparently the trees were flattened by some force tens of thousands of years ago as they are all side by side , branches facing West. The article attributed this to the effects of a tsunami originating from the Kermedic Trench but I note that your link favours exceptionally strong winds.

      Either way it’s a tangible link to NZ’s natural history.

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  16. Bradbury has a post today giving the best detailed explanation of what’s going down in Auckland that’s causing the spate of drive by shootings & it doesn’t promise a lot of hope for the future:

    …….”Now the KBs are looking to help 501 syndicates gain more access to the NZ meth scene, bypassing the Port and Airport (which are run by the King Cobras and the Headhunters whom 501s have been battling with) and using most of the North Island as a landing zone for meth. That’s why the KBs are fighting with the Tribesmen up north, it’s a power play to take the Northland coastline to smuggle South American Cartel Meth in.”…….

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2022/05/26/now-gang-war-has-erupted-is-strike-force-raptor-part-2-the-solution/

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  17. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/05/five-more-corrections-staff-stood-down-amid-rimutaka-prison-corruption-investigation.html
    Rimutaka Prison is currently embroiled in a corruption investigation linked to money laundering and drug smuggling called Operation Portia.

    “Five members of staff at Rimutaka Prison have been placed on special leave today and employment investigations are underway after allegations of staff misconduct were identified,” said Corrections chief custodial officer Neil Beales.

    Beales said 10 staff members have been identified as allegedly being involved in actions “of concern” since November, and would be investigated further.

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    • Very very funny ,it’s nearing 8pm on the east coast and the piglet still hasn’t been invited to piss pants Bidens white house,
      It’s to late now even if she’s invited this evening it’s a major snub that she and her massive PR machine won’t be able to sugarcoat.
      In her favor none of our cowardly media travelling with her will mention it or ask a question about it.

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  18. Sooty do you mean Helen’s Clark’ missing daughter ??

    As mentioned earlier in above comment of WEF in Davos.
    https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-1131/#comment-243745

    Warning very graphic desperation. 🙁

    Helen E. Clark is aware of dwindling public support for COVID restrictions.
    Her solution: full international control.
    Countries must comply with WHO edicts or lose access to the World Bank or face WTO sanctions.
    Globalization curtails your vote & freedoms.

    https://twitter.com/MythinformedMKE/status/1529584548954222593
    1 min 16 secs

    Setting up a global tyranny under the auspices of a health autocracy, that will determine if you live or die.
    Any dispute and controls will be placed on you.

    Some one in Ardern’s government will be giving away New Zealand sovereignty to the UN-WHO pandemic treaty. in their signing up to it. 🙁

    All silence in the opposition?. … then too late. ….. They will know it is being signed up to and sidle along. 🙁

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  19. For those of you who don’t receive Groundswell’s newsletters, you’ll be pleased to discover that the odious Andrea Vance has been working hard to denigrate our evil farmers:

    ******
    Back in April, Radio NZ’s podcast The Detail discussed Groundswell NZ and the New Zealand farming sector, with Farmers Weekly editor Bryan Gibson and Stuff journalist Andrea Vance.

    A short selection of Andrea Vance’s comments on the podcast includes that:

    Groundswell only represents an “angry vocal minority that doesn’t reflect what most farmers are thinking”
    that “the way [Groundswell NZ has] carried on just does the sector an enormous disservice”
    “Groundswell are kind of pissing in from the outside”
    “They are not clear in what they want and the way they behave and go about things just puts people off dealing with them”
    And that we are “just yelling from the back of a tractor”.

    We don’t expect everyone to agree with us, but there is a meaningful debate to be had about where New Zealand’s farming sector is going that can only take place if those involved don’t misrepresent those on the other side of the debate.

    Andrea Vance’s comments are factually wrong, as Groundswell NZ has grown to become the most popular grassroots farming group in New Zealand. Our methods, such as the tractor protests and online submission campaigns, have put the concerns of grassroots farmers on the six o’clock news and the front pages of the papers on every Government minister’s desk the next morning.

    And as we’ve seen with some of the winter grazing regulations and the Government admitting more research is needed on agricultural emissions, fighting back against unworkable regulations, can force even this Government’s hand and achieve real change.

    At the beginning of the podcast, Andrea Vance is described as someone whose “husband works in primary industries”, which could leave someone thinking she is married to a farmer or rural professional, giving her opinion some weight.

    What we have since found out, however, is that Ms Vance’s husband works in communications with, among others, Beef+Lamb. As anyone keeping track of Groundswell NZ would know, there has been a fair bit of conflict with Beef+Lamb and some of the other He Waka Eke Noa Partners over emissions policy and the conflict, taken together with the closeness of Andrea Vance’s relationship to Beef+Lamb, would usually mean a full disclosure would be made.

    We wrote to Radio NZ about the connection with Beef+Lamb and how this was not sufficiently disclosed at the start of the programme. They told us that the disclosure was exactly as supplied by Andrea Vance…

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  20. Innocent victim presumably? NZ is now dangerous for the ordinary citizen.

    Police launch homicide investigation after body found in Mt Albert, Auckland
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/05/police-launch-homicide-investigation-after-body-found-in-mt-albert-auckland.html

    “We believe the victim was walking along the pathway and was on his way home,” he said.

    “This is a tragic situation and the family is understandably devastated by what has occurred,” Det Insp Barry said.

    “I know this news will be upsetting for people in the community, but I would like to reassure that we have a large team of detectives working on this investigation.

    Det Insp Barry would not say if the attack was random or targeted but said there is no indication at this stage that it was gang-related. He also said police believe a firearm was not involved.

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    • But Ardern is telling the world she solved NZ’s gun violence problem !! What was that she said years ago about it is possible to succeed in politics without lying? Or maybe she was right and that is why she is not succeeding //

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  21. Cause and effect.
    Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April – while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow

    The number of mortgages issued in April plummeted – while the average size of them still continued to increase, reaching a record high, the latest monthly mortgage figures just released by the Reserve Bank show.

    The latest figures show that in April 2022 just 13,939 mortgages were issued, which is the third-lowest figure for a month since the RBNZ started producing this data series in 2014. The April figure was down from the well over 18,0000 mortgages issued in March 2022.
    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/116101/latest-reserve-bank-figures-show-average-sized-new-mortgage-hit-new-record-high

    Reports that car sales have plummeted. ( except for shitty old honda’s with sunshine roofs’).

    But you are employed says Orr the wanker, you will be right.

    And Orr was asked about this – and the prospect of a recession – by MPs at a Finance & Expenditure Committee hearing on Thursday.

    He said household balance sheets in NZ were in a strong position.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/public-policy/116102/rbnz-governor-takes-heart-nzs-full-employment-levels-country-braces-itself

    “…Especially because we are employed. The single biggest concern for a bank, a household, a housing market is the state of the labour market. Banks do not want to be foreclosing. Banks are happy to talk with customers if people are employed and committed to continuing to service mortgages,” he said.

    MPs pointed out that with the number of mortgages due to be reset at in coming months, this would slow the economy.

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    • Wait till the Bankers discover thier money source is drying up.
      Woth any luck the just might treat some of us as customers again, even though we are a bit older.
      The more they sack the better.

      Overpaid form fillers.

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    Workers in the firing line as RBNZ ups the ante in inflation fight
    RBNZ needs ‘to inflict some damage on the labour market’ in order to cool inflation, bank economists say
    “The [Monetary Policy] Committee is resolute in its commitment to ensure consumer price inflation returns to within the 1 to 3 percent target range,” the RBNZ says.

    This, bank economists say, means workers are in the RBNZ’s sights. That’s even though Orr says the RBNZ’s OCR outlook wouldn’t be different if it was tasked solely with targeting inflation, and not employment too.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/banking/116092/rbnz-needs-inflict-some-damage-labour-market-order-cool-inflation-bank-economists

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  23. 🔥🏠💥NZ records the lowest number of mortgages EVER . But read on to find out about another record 🔥🏠💥

    Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April – while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/116101/latest-reserve-bank-figures-show-average-sized-new-mortgage-hit-new-record-high

    Remember dear reader- Mikey was on here a few months ago ranting about it being time to buy because the prices could only go Uppity up up up ?

    He lied didn’t he? We know why too 😂🔥🏠🔥

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    • Definitely something changing in the local real estate scene. Everything we read suggests a slight adjustment but my eyes see something else. The third most common feature of streets after letterboxes & power poles are ‘for sale’ signs. Gone are the no price – BEO – deadline prices now replaced by actual asking prices. In the $470K to $650K range (basic three bedroom boxes) these asking prices would be $50K lower than they were at the end of last year.

      My gut instinct is that they’ll head south a bit more yet.

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    • Lie? That’s a bit harsh. Like I’ve always said, and you’ve chosen to ignore, its all about one’s circumstances. If you are young and have a good income, anytime is a good time to buy into property. It only goes uppity up over time. We all know this. Just because you fucked it up and didnt jump in when it was your time. Envious much. Smash your face into the nearest toilet bowl.

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    • Let’s say you borrow $400,000 for your house. Your mortgage term is 30 years. You will end up paying back the principle + interest of about the same ($400,000 principle + $400,000 in interest).
      But wait! There’s more!
      You would have been on a 30-33% income tax bracket, so you would have paid some $400,000 in income tax over that 30 years, to earn the money to service your mortgage.

      Let’s see if I got that right. $400,000 income tax for repayment of $400,000 principle and $400,000 in interest over a 30-year period.

      You had better hope that the value of your house goes up. But as I said earlier, if all the other goods and services have tripled in price in the 30-year period, have you really made any capital gain at all?

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      • I’m just a poorly educated retired cocky Odakyu-sen so before offering comment I’d like to see an equivalent projection on what one would expect to spend renting the same edifice over the next thirty years.

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        • Exactly nasska, plus at the end of the 30yrs of paying a mortage you still have an asset… renting you just have memories and lost a bond over something stupid.

          Even if it worked out more expensive to own the peace of mind and security of having somewhere to live can be factored in.
          Must be stressful now if you lose your rental and have to compete to find another, around here when we were renting in 2012 there were 20+ empty rentals just take your pick and move in, now theres only 1 or 2 and a dozen plus families lined up to rent it.
          Housing security is priceless imo esp if you have a young family.

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          • This is the problem our family is facing IAASB. My grandchildren having been reasonably well brought up don’t want to breed until they have a nest.

            Regardless of the cost of rentals it’s the uncertainty of tenure that spooks them.

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            • Yea thats a catch 22 situation nasska… get the nest but both need to work to pay for the bloody thing and still no kids.
              We were dairying when we started having kids so we never gave housing a thought as it always came with the job… well 5yrs later shit got real and we dived in, glad we done it then as theres no way in hell we could ever buy the last 2yrs with how crazy the housing market was.

              Imo kids make you poorer then any bloody mortage, plus a mortage without kids you can cut back and skint on alot of stuff to get by but with kids you just cant do that easily.

              We’re lucky that wifey can stay home and not need to go work fulltime to get by, she still does stuff around home as we run our 25acres quite intensively but the payoff is it covers our mortage and rates. We would be stuffed having the same size mortage living in town, would be both full time with kids in care/ at grandmas etc to scrape by.

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              • It’s okay if you can get a few years with two incomes before breeding commences. I know in my own case that we’d signed up to buy an old cottage a month before my beloved announced that she was with child. I worked 70hr weeks at two jobs for the first five years but after that things came right & real quickly.

                Strangely enough my top two contenders to get me to great grandfather status are now looking fairly good. They have cash of about $90K + Kiwisaver funds of about $75K . He passed his Class 5 a year ago & has an income north of $75K driving a logging truck for a local firm.

                It will probably all come together but six months ago the future was pretty dismal.

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        • Nasska, I am glad I own my own house.

          I would hate to be an elderly renter with declining health and little more than National Super to rely upon.

          My daughter complains about the cost of houses in New Zealand. I suggested to her that she buys a house in rural Japan at a fraction of the cost of a house in New Zealand. (But what do you do for a job in rural Japan?)

          Ref: “12 Reasons not to move to Japan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfpWAqK0YZE

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  24. Small business owners slam Government’s $6 million crime support package, say it’s ‘too little too late’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/05/small-business-owners-slam-government-s-6-million-crime-support-package-say-it-s-too-little-too-late.html

    Five hundred crime-hit small businesses will have fog cannons, concrete bollards, and other security measures installed to help protect themselves.

    “The first time we got robbed – $10,000, and the second time when they robbed us, they robbed $12,000 of smokes.”

    On Thursday in response, the Minister for Police announced a $6 million support package to help small businesses protect themselves from crime.

    Police will select around 500 stores, mostly in Auckland, and help them install fog cannons, bollards, and cameras.

    For Police Minister Poto Williams, ram-raids are of particular concern.

    “We know that there have been about 40 a month over the last few months, so it’s definitely something that’s spiking.”

    Singh was beside him. After the most recent robbery at his dairy, he’s installed a steel gate in front of his counter and a new remote-operated automatic sliding door – at his own expense.

    He’s worried Thursday’s announcement doesn’t cut to the root of why the offending is happening.

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  25. US losing proxy war in Ukraine. Economy tanking, recession coming in fast. US dollar spiralling. Monkey pox making everyone laugh. Covid panic widely recognised as a farce. Fear porn not working. Two mass shootings organised to ramp up the MK Ultra hysteria, to allow fear programming to kick back in. WEF generating high levels of scorn. The mass propaganda techniques are failing. Wonder if the Auckland shoot-ups were stage managed by dirty spooks? Same playbook as US fear porn.

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