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  1. And this Fuckwit continues to run the most serious organisation in New Zealand, one that affects every New Zealander, the Reserve Bank.

    He says amongst other crap:
    “There existed no concepts of property ownership prior to the arrival of the European. In losing land, Māori lost their home, their ability to grow food and trade, and their connections to their tipuna (ancestors).

    Well for this fools information, before the evil white man came to this country, before the Maori had pencil, ballpoint pen and paper, Maori were attacking, killing and eating each other and stealing the land they possessed, which they grew food on, that they cultivated and occupied. That was their ownership.

    Just because Adrian Orr says Maori had no concept of land ownership, does not mean to say Maori did not consider the land they settled on was not heir own. If they built a Pa on land, Maori considered that land theirs.

    Time the prick read a good history book and stopped promoting the concept that all Maori are victims.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/reserve-bank-governor-adrian-orr-shares-maori-perspectives-with-central-bankers/2GTV3TJRMUIDRYGHAS7YFEE3CA/

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    • Stupid is as stupid does. He is a right fuckwit.
      Perhaps too much lolly drugs, as the rich in towners have been known to partake of.

      Maori had possession of areas of land etc that were held because they were there and no other Maori tossed them off.
      It was always a battle of chiefs and UTU. Still is, except that Maori per say are the chiefs and the rest of us are subject to utu to retrieve what they think is theirs.
      Nothing has changed and won’t until they are controlled by a stronger chief.
      The tribes will fight each other all over again.
      Its a concept, a way of life ingrained for 2 or 3 centuries. Its contained in the DNA.

      Likening himself ( or rather his alter ego to Tane Mahuta), tells us he is a nut case really. Not fit to be doing what he is.
      Micheal Ridell never had much time for him and his bombastic manner.

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      • Viking, I am yet to see apart from David Seymour, National or Luxon come out and say anything that questions what this Fuckwit, Adrian Orr says or gets away with.

        Time for Luxon to show some balls and say, if or when he takes control of the Treasury Benches, Orr’s time with the Reserve Bank will be very, very limited and that he should polish up his CV now.

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    • Nothing Smells Worse Than The Burn Of Sanctimonious White Guilt
      Posted: 15 Jun 2022 01:25 AM PDT

      This is beyond hilarious. Here we have a man taking a dump all over his own family’s history using a modern construct from a safe job in academia. As reported from “Te Māngai Pāho and the Public Interest Journalism Fund”. In other words – the team of $55m.

      “People’s land was stolen and my great-grandfather was a beneficiary of that process. I could avoid knowing anything about any of it for 55 years. To me, that’s what Pākehā privilege looks like. There it is, right there,” Prof Shaw told The Hui.
      Right.

      Mr Shaw is trying to advance his own finances and academic career by selling books and gaining taxpayer grants. But no, this is not his issue to own as his family sold the land, he would have given it back!:

      After three generations, Prof Shaw’s family sold their land to other farmers in the 1970s.

      “There will be people who have written to me and said, ‘You should return that land or your family should return that land’. It’s no longer ours to return, and it hasn’t been for nearly 50 years,” he said.

      “If I was a one-part owner of that land and you asked me the question, shouldn’t you give the land back, I would be squirming in my seat.”

      Well how about the proceeds of that land? That paid for his upbringing and education, and degree and house…….surely his whole life has been tainted off the back of the “proceeds of crime”.

      Shaw was pimping this narrative to The Guardian some six months ago. Along with an advert for his book. He was blabbing to The Conversation in July of last year. He has been prolific hocking this book through the woke narrative.

      I have a solution for all these mealy mouth woofters in New Zealand right now changing the narrative of history to make themselves look like pale paragons of virtue, do two things:

      1. Find a Maori who has had their own life ruined directly by your relatives.

      2. Do not sell them your own home or land – give it to them. Give it to them as payment for the actions of your ancestors. Empty your bank account as well while you are at it. Hand over your car, give up your child’s spot at a private school.

      Unless you are prepared to do that, just shut up.

      We do not want to hear your sanctimonious taxpayer funded white guilt. One that ultimately you want other people to pay for who do not share your version of your truth.

      Very good post from Asian Invasion this morning.

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      • Point he should have made, but won’t because of white guilt, but Parihaka was on land that had been confiscated off Maori for open rebellion. That is, for a breach of the treaty of Waitangi in a round about way.
        What a complete muppet.

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        • Sent the following note to Cactus Kate.
          “Just to advise my Great Grandfather was John Bryce, the same John Bryce who the Hamilton County Council are currently in the process of renaming Bryce Street in Hamilton.
          “John Bryce (14 September 1833 – 17 January 1913) was a New Zealand politician from 1871 to 1891 and Minister of Native Affairs from 1879 to 1884. In his attitudes to Māori land questions, he favoured strict legal actions against Māori opposed to alienation, and he personally directed the invasion of Parihaka and the arrest of the leaders of the movement.
          Described as being stubborn and embittered to Māori questions, Bryce was the public face of a harsh policy towards Māori, but his actions were supported by the Premier and other members of his cabinet.”
          Would say I am very proud of being a descendant and perhaps if a few of the current politicians took a leaf from his playbook and grew some balls New Zealand may be all the better for it.

          Love your writings
          FJA

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    • obviously Adrian Orr has had either a lobotomy OR he has been threatened with removal from his position after reading that piece of racist based rubbish…….
      Nobody with a sound mind could possibly agree to verbalizing that codswallop AND believe in himself as an honourable person – seriously these people are in charge of important institutions!!!!

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  2. A good understanding and explanation of why Three Waters is not good for this country and how Mahuta, Ardern and this Labour Government are shafting the country, from a man who understands the situation, Craig Little.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/128977868/theres-a-better-way-forward-than-three-waters

    A poor understanding and explanation of Three Waters from a Labour Party Sycophant and Labour Arse Licker.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/128972790/mahuta-is-doing-a-good-job-but-this-is-why-she-wont-get-the-credit

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  3. The worlds disease of the woke.
    very much describes what is happening and what to do.

    ‘It’s a Cult That’s Very Obsessed With Language’

    Deprogramming From the ‘Woke’ Cult: Former Social Justice Warrior Overcomes Fear to Speak Up
    By Matt McGregor
    June 14, 2022 Updated: June 14, 2022

    “These have become very common nowadays,” she said. “We learn the new concepts they push, like ‘racism and sexism are prejudice plus power.’ Looking back on it now, I realize what was happening was that this was a belief system that I was getting pulled into.

    “But at the time, it didn’t seem like a belief system; it seemed like progressivism. I thought I was learning how the world works and learning how to end oppression.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/deprogramming-from-the-woke-cult-former-social-justice-warrior-overcomes-fear-to-speak-up_4525434.html?utm_source=mr_recommendation&utm_medium=left_sticky

    “Because if you want to control people, you have to control the way they think. And to control the way they think, you have to control their language,” she said. “It’s a cult that is very obsessed with language.”

    New phrases are created, such as “white privilege,” “toxic masculinity,” and “white fragility,” she said.

    Like many of her peers, she left college bringing with her the ideology that had framed her worldview.

    But slowly, like a cult, words and definitions are changed, she said.

    Still, when Trump won, Smith admitted she was one of the people crying that night.

    “Then I started to try to figure out why I didn’t see it coming,” she said. “What happened? Why did he win?”

    Her initial investigation began with trying to figure out how to keep him from winning again.

    For the first time, she said she started listening to people on the right, interacting with their content, and watching different comedians and political commentators.

    “In doing that, I started to get pushback from my cult,” she said.

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  4. I’m trying to work out who is the most pompous idiotic woke cretin in the country at the moment. I can’t decide between Patrick Gower for his laughable anti alcohol campaign or Adrian Orr for his ridiculous speech on embracing all things Maori while making a total cock up of the job he’s supposed to be doing.

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  5. Chevron CEO: There May Never Be Another Oil Refinery Built in US Again
    By Jack Phillips
    June 14, 2022 Updated: June 15, 2022

    Chevron CEO Mike Wirth said in a recent interview that he does not believe another oil refinery will be built again in the United States, saying that government policies are a key reason why, as average gas prices continue to rise as of Tuesday.

    “There hasn’t been a refinery built in this country since the 1970s,” Wirth said during Bernstein’s Strategic Decisions Conference on June 1 when asked about more refining being added in the Gulf of Mexico. “I personally don’t believe there will be a new petroleum refinery ever built in this country again.”

    Wirth added: “Capacity is added by de-bottlenecking existing units by investing in existing refineries … but what we’ve seen over the last two years are shutdowns. We’ve seen refineries closed. We’ve seen units come down. We’ve seen refineries being repurposed to become bio refineries. And we live in a world where the policy, the stated policy of the U.S. government is to reduce demand for the products that refiners produce.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/chevron-ceo-there-may-never-be-another-oil-refinery-built-in-us-again_4532440.html?utm_source=mr_recommendation&utm_medium=left_sticky

    The oil supply crunch has been exacerbated by Western sanctions that were imposed on Russia, a major exporter, after its invasion of Ukraine.

    In response, the Biden administration has released 180 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve over a 6-month period starting in March.

    Does anyone see a problem coming?
    The world will explode with the oil it is capable of producing. It wont always stay undergorund.

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  6. Elon Musks Slams Twitter’s ‘Bias Against Half the Country,’ Alleged Inaction on Death Threats to Conservative User
    By Gary Bai
    June 14, 2022 Updated: June 14, 2022
    “A platform cannot be considered inclusive or fair if it is biased against half the country,” Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on June 13, in response to another Twitter user’s post on the same day saying, “On a just platform, everyone would be treated equally. As it is, you can be banned [on Twitter] for merely criticizing (not even threatening) woke progressives, but they can send conservatives death threats without any repercussions.”
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/elon-musks-slams-twitters-bias-against-half-the-country-and-inaction-on-death-threats-to-conservative-user_4531637.html?utm_source=uschinanoe&utm_campaign=uschina-2022-06-15&utm_medium=email&est=mgFrKePOFY1PcD1raDwoBTETHh65OVKQJkbe3RxaFVKzZgw6s2PIY4ThOMXe1pI%3D

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  7. Fuckwittery, Arse Licking and the absolute desire to be politically correct must keep some people at the Hamilton City Council constantly awake.

    And while I am about it, what the hell is a “Maaori”, the HCC bang on about. My relatives are not “Maaori” whatever that is, they are just gentle, hardworking decent Maori who don’t need someone who daily polishes their greenstone neck adornment to misspell their part ancestry.

    https://ourhamilton.co.nz/community-environment/council-iwi-partnerships-guide-key-decisions-for-new-road-and-park-names/

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    • Our Hamilton?????? Crikey its a wonder they have not changed that name as well. FFS, how woke is this all going to be? Are we for ever going to be paying for the occupation of our ancestors? Maybe mine were in on it, I really have no idea of they were or not. I ask isn’t it time that those whose ancestors ate other tribes are called to account? I am sure (as history states) that they ate tribes that they had won their wars against that the warriors who were strong they ate to give them strength? Isn’t it time that opposing tribes wanted utu from them as well? I do not know what has taken them so long, it’s another money grab for them if they start on that.

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      • Lizzie, I seem to spend half my life in Hamilton these days. I am surprised they have not yet adopted the last mad Mayors expectation to change it’s name to the mythical “Kitty Kitty Rower” which he wanted. It sounds like some out of the nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear.

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  8. The fourth-largest city in the US hasn’t solved homelessness, but its remarkable progress can suggest a way forward.

    Encampments such as the one in the underpass lay bare decades of calamitous decisions by planners, politicians, and health and housing authorities. One in every 14 Americans experiences homelessness at some point, a population that is disproportionately Black. Eradicating homelessness would involve tackling systemic racism, reconstituting the nation’s mental health, family support and substance abuse systems, raising wages, expanding the federal housing voucher program and building millions more subsidised homes.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/how-this-city-moved-25000-people-from-the-streets-into-homes-of-their-own/EKNOURJBFRQXJFUP6VVUMN2634/

    yep.
    It ain’t the l;landlords fault it is societies.

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  9. What is the difference between the following?

    a. NZ Transport Agency
    b. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
    c. Waka Kotahi

    Are they separate entities?
    Does the transition from a to c mean anything?

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      • a. Was a NZ Government Department.
        b. A NZ Government Department.partway through the trans-identification process.
        c. A NZ Government Department.that has fully trans-identified, in preparation for handing over roads and transport management to Maori.

        “Nah Bro, Waka Kotahi belongs to us, it has a Maori name on it, so anyone can see it’s ours. We built the roads long before Honkies arrived here, and we had a name for all roads and cities. We built NZ. Everything belongs to us, Bro. Copper Internet, Fibre Internet? – Nah that’s old technology. We all had wireless.before white man came.

        If you don’t believe me, you can dig holes in the ground out of the cities in our old burial grounds. You won’t find copper and you won’t find Fibre, proving Maori had wireless long before white man came here.”

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        • And I have Maori acquaintances, who are horrified at what is going on. Some practice Maori oral history, and their own history says people were here before long before Maori.

          And most Maori professionals can’t and won’t speak Maori because the language is limited and modern Maori is invented and does not have structure.

          They treat Maori as they would Klingon, Mondoshawan or even DOS. Nice as a hobby and to understand the culture, but not practical in the everyday world. Cultured languages such as Japanese or French have structure and are used every day, Maori is not.

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          • Dylan, you are correct, Maori (old spoken Maori) words were used to describe things, items, places, events and was very descriptive.

            Now, modern Maori is just an adaptation of English, French, Dutch. Take “Coffee”, for example. In modern Maori it is “Kawhe”, so close to the English / Dutch word it is not funny and does not describe the item as old Maori dialect did up until a few years ago and before the Maori Language Commission stuck their oar in.

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            • TAH,

              …old spoken Maori) words were used to describe things, items, places, events…

              I agree. What they were/are lacking in are concepts, values, principles, respect, democratic justice… etc.

              This is not a Maori problem specifically, as it is world wide. But it is to do with human development, including of the mind, and the thrust towards being civilised, vs laziness that makes one want to retrench into the old tribal ways of aggression, fighting and forcibly taking what you want, instead of creating and exchanging value to get what you want.

              At the core, the common denominator elements that promote all this “hand over NZ to Maori” stuff, have no respect for their fellow man. But it is not limited to them. The entire Climate Change / Covid / Vaccine theatre / Socialist Leaders / etc, all carry the same lack of empathy genome.

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          • The pre-European Maori vocabulary would have been very small. I’d wager good money that of the hori hooey that gets thrown about by corporations and government organisations is shit made up by Waikato academics in the last 20 years. I remember seeing a copy of Reed’s old Maori dictionary a while ago, and it was a slender book, only about 120 pages.

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          • When I hear Maori spoken on the media, the speaker has a “foreign” accent, much like the accent I can clearly hear when an American speaks Japanese (after studying the language at college for a couple of years).
            There isn’t that “native speaker” quality about it. It’s very stiff, and I am sure that it’s lacking in slang or colloquial expressions.

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            • OS, what the purveyors of the so called Native Language fail to realise are the different dialects that have been spoken in this country since Maori arrived.

              Now it is one tone fits all.

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  10. A guy was on trial for murder and if convicted, would get the electric chair. His brother found out that a redneck was on the jury and figured he would be the one to bribe. He told the redneck that he would be paid $10,000 if he could convince the rest of the jury to reduce the charge to manslaughter.
    The jury was out an entire week and returned with a verdict of manslaughter.
    After the trial, the brother went to the redneck’s home, told him what a great job he had done and paid him the $10,000.
    The redneck replied that it wasn’t easy to convince the rest of the jury to change the charge to manslaughter. They all wanted to let him go.

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  11. US raises interest rates by 75 bases points to try to stem rising inflation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPcUaBshNEo
    Maria Bartiromo: ‘No evidence’ inflation has peaked

    FOX Business host Maria Bartiromo joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss looming economic questions as inflation rages amid fears of a possible recession.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CTxx7Ppfu4
    Biden has ‘caused all of these crises:’ Sen. Johnson

    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on inflation, Hunter Biden, and the border crisis on ‘Mornings with Maria.’

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  12. Film on life of respected kuia Dame Whina Cooper set for release

    A film chronicling the life of Māori leader and activist Dame Whina Cooper is hitting the big screens.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/06/15/film-on-life-of-respected-kuia-dame-whina-cooper-set-for-release/

    The cast have personal ties to the hīkoi too.

    “That land march came through my hometown Moerewa,” actress Rena Owen said.

    “There’s photos of the freezing works. My dad’s in that photo, and my aunty. My father’s sister joined that land march.”

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  13. This is on the American feelz men, and we have many of the same in NZ.

    The control, then memes, that so many of these sell out white guys, that now come in many different shape shifting forms, pushing their feelz good brand, while looking to ride the gravy train around the world.

    These are the guys who have carefully crafted personas as ALLIES, as the good ones, as the right kind of white guy.
    These are the dudes whose every engagement on social media functions to let you know how very sorry they are, but always seem to come out on top in doing so. ….

    https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/the-good-white-man-roster?s=r

    It seems there is a system to scam the original civilization and bring it down.

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    • “White” is being setup as a trap. A death pit.

      As people dislike being labelled black, brown, yellow, reject the label of white. Take extreme offence. Else you will be pushed into the pit and burnt.

      Be Irish, English, European, German, Christian. Tell the racist pedo’s to get fucked.

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      • Beorn, I am a dirty, muddy, pinkish sort of colour. I notice they do not use that in their pallet of colours, so I can get away with all sorts of shit. It’s good.

        Otherwise, they can all get fucked as you say

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        • Tis said the Scottish are the true multi cults. Pink when hot, red when sun burnt, blue when cold, green when ill, brown when dirty, pale when in shock.

          As soon as you get a colour, the media & oligarchs have you by the balls.

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  14. I took another look at Newshub today and found it absolutely wall-to-wall with stories about alcohol. It appears that instead of reporting actual news, they generate content first by giving the odious Paddy Gower a film crew and an axe to grind. Then they set all of their “journalists” a homework assignment to write a story relating to Paddy’s resulting examination of his own narcissistic insecurities, mental illnesses, and personality defects.

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  15. Yes, another long gone PM, Jenny Shipley sticking her nose in with her opinion on tightening alcohol regulations. What makes these ex politicians think we need their opinion. You’ve had your glory days, now piss off…

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      • I didn’t watch Leofric so was unaware but still seems a long, irrelevant reach back into the past. Typical Gower, take whoever he can find who will speak with him.

        He said the programme took a turn and it became about his problems. Did he not work to a pre-approved script? Just makes it up on the fly?

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        • Jesus wept! I couldn’t subject myself to a whole hour, or whatever length it is, of New Zealand’s most repulsive reporter. But I have seen a few clips, including one of him talking to the shriveled old has-been.

          A trusted friend, a brave, intrepid, and rather foolhardy soul, watched the whole doco and said it was as awful as we all expected it to be. According to him it was just as you say, all about Paddy.

          Paddy will have spent a lot of time wanking over all the attention he’s received in the press the last couple of days, then thrashing himself to ribbons with a birch branch and sobbing piteously in remorse.

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    • And WG, what makes this failed old ex Politician and failed Company Director an expert on Alcohol and it’s effects.

      I would suspect, absolutely nothing.

      Her knowledge and expertise extends to being extremely ugly and dressing poorly. In both of those fields she could become a world acknowledged expert.

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  16. This is unsustainable. You can’t keep running a business on smaller and smaller margins and have an ever increasing wage bill foisted on top. All these well paid employees will soon find themselves unemployed as businesses close down.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUn5rGfOIyQ
    ‘We cannot survive’: Businesses struggling with costs

    Sky News Australia

    Appetite Five Dock Co-Owner Phillip Salhab says his business “cannot survive” as his venue struggles to hire staff and deal with rising cost of living prices.

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  17. Remember Mikey telling us about the great home coming that was going to see property prices shoot to the moon?

    He lied. People are flooding out. And the flow has only just begun.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/kiwi-traveller/300607613/the-truth-about-postcovid-life-in-australia-according-to-the-kiwis-who-live-there

    OH LOOK !!!

    That means the rate at which house prices are declining has doubled over the last two months.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/116376/house-prices-are-now-falling-significantly-all-major-centres

    Mikey is such a bullshitter 🙂

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  18. Economy shrinks by 0.2% in first quarter, new GDP figures show

    New Zealand’s GDP fell by 0.2% in the March quarter, according to Stats NZ.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/06/16/economy-shrinks-by-02-in-first-quarter-new-gdp-figures-show/

    “We saw lower output in the food, beverage, and tobacco manufacturing sub-industry; and the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry,” she said.

    “These declines corresponded to falls in related exports categories, including dairy products; meat products; agriculture and fishing products; and other food, beverage and tobacco products.”

    Primary industries were down 1.2% in the quarter and goods producing industries also experienced a slight decline, down 0.1%.

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    • waikatogirl@1420

      There is, of course, no acknowledgement that these ‘falls’ were as a direct result of deliberate NZ government /policies, as implemented by dl and robbo.

      To state that would be to admit to failure of both the ideology and the ‘Great Financial Knowledge / Genius’ possessed by our ‘Finance’ Minister…

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    • So our gdp is back to where it was early 2020? Ya know right as that convenient excuse of a virus popped up to save cindys arse.

      Weve likely been in recession the whole time and the govt has just spent 120billion to mask it.

      Whats the go to for govts in recession? Usually infrastructure spending funded by borrowing and money printing… except if they try that again this time itll be like throwing a large cargo tanker of petrol onto a bonfire.
      Yup we’re fucked with this lot of clowns in charge, what do ya rekon theyll borrow/print this time? 80, 100billion again? Im sure if we throw at least another 50billion at maori theyll place a rahui on recession and all will be fine//

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  19. They can dish out the shit but they can’t take the heat. From today’s Wairarapa Times Age:

    ……”Police advised government ministers Grant Robertson & Kieran McAnulty to cancel a public Budget meeting in Masterton last night after protesters disrupted meetings further north earlier in the day”…….

    Apparently their Dannevirke propaganda session wasn’t appreciated by a group of anti-mandate, anti-vaccination protesters who hurled abuse at them & were “generally threatening”.

    “Police were needed to help the ministers get back to their vehicle.”

    Poor petals. 🙂

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    • “Marc Daalder is a senior political reporter based in Wellington who covers Covid-19, climate change, energy, primary industries, technology and the far-right.”
      Looks like a fuck wit to me.
      FJA

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    • We could use covid logic to prove money killed them and many many more…
      Over 65s deaths of nz citizens all recieved pension within 28 days of dying.
      Of the under 65s every single death recieved some sort of money in varying amounts within 28days of death.

      Clearly money is the biggest cause of death in nz, any deaths that hadnt recieved payment of sorts in the 28 days prior to death shall have their wallets, pockets and bank accounts checked as im sure it will determine those unfortunate folk died with money.

      Fortunately big pharma is working hard for a cure, theyre so kind and selfless theyre willing to take all that evil money from every country in the world to keep us all safe and stop dying. As a heroic act big pharma will take one for the team distribute the deadly money among its brave shareholders as they test their newly developed vaccine bank accounts

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    • He’s full of shit. Daalder’s doom & gloom attempt at gross misinformation predicts that deaths from covid could get so bad that up eleven people could be cruelly terminated each day. Let’s get some proportion into his predictions:

      In the year ending 31 Dec 2020 34,932 Kiwis died. That’s 96 departures every day of the fucking year!

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  20. This will piss of the lazy greenies.

    Kiwirail bans ebikes, escooters on scenic rail routes as fire risk from batteries considered
    Justin Wong18:00, Jun 16 2022

    iwirail has temporarily banned ebikes and escooters on its long-haul scenic routes nationwide while it decides how to deal with the risk of fire from the batteries.

    John Lawson booked a ticket in May on the Northern Explorer train from Hamilton to National Park in October, a few weeks after the train resumes service in late September.

    Lawson paid $20 on top of his fare to bring an ebike, as he plans to visit a friend who lives five kilometres from National Park station and it “makes sense to cycle”. He would also be biking home to Raglan from Hamilton.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/128989072/kiwirail-bans-ebikes-escooters-on-scenic-rail-routes-as-fire-risk-from-batteries-considered

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  21. Voltaire who was the pen name of an author who died in 1778 said: “I wholly disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    Seldom have I had more cause to recall the quote than when reading an email from The Free Speech Union this morning. They are drumming up support for Tauranga’s Bethlehem College who are under attack from the LGBTQIA+ community over their insistence that marriage should be between one man & one woman.

    I’ve always disagreed with those who reckon that gay marriage undermines straight marriage on the basis that if the former puts the latter at risk it must have been pretty fucked up to start with. Yet however loopy the ideas of the Godaddled it falls to this atheist to defend their rights to promoting the garbage.

    The life of a classic liberal is not always straightforward.

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    • Sadly you guys are reading it in the news.
      Its being would up by a bunch of gays.
      The college is entitled to its views and its way of doing things just like others are.
      Time will tell if its right or wrong but I suspect that there will be a few don’t come backs soon.
      Its their school.afterall.
      It has a much better record of achievement that the local state hostilaries where the lids are bullied but no noise is made about it.
      Unlike the Catholics of the past there doesn’t appear to be any sexual abuse allowed there.That should be enough to make naaska celebrate.

      As you should already know but seem to have forgotten DON’T BELEIVE WHAT YOU READ IN THE MSM.

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      • ……”Unlike the Catholics of the past there doesn’t appear to be any sexual abuse allowed there.”……

        It’ll be there. The Catholic clergy have been buggering boys for 1800 years & it’s in their DNA. Catholicism is the belief that homosexuality is sinful once the child has reached adulthood.

        Revelations over the past few decades have made them better at hiding it.

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  22. Ross 12 @ 5.39
    Yes he is a wanker but he is dead right. Geoghegan states ” For months the virus will have fought with the patients weakened immune system. It won’t be strong enough to kill the person, but they won’t be strong enough to kick it out. For the virus, rapidly replicating and infected cells inside a chronic, immunocomprised person, the weakened immune system provides a perfect training ground for effective evolution”. With 95% of the country’s population purportedly double jabbed and god knows how many boosted, their immune system will definitely by compromised. I see people getting reinfected with covid and blowing them away second time around. Same with influenza, totally wrecked like nothing they have experienced before

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      • Ppl use less if its stronger… pffft, youre high as fuck if you think that.

        Besides it dosent matter how strong the weed is you build immunity to it if you heavily smoke the same strain. If you buy say an oz of weed and smoke several times per day by weeks end you could smoke half the bag and it wont do a thing.
        Even concentrates like rosin or bho you build immunity quick, that shits around 80% thc and i used to get immune to it within a few days.

        Your theory only applies to lightweight or casual smokers, any stoner thats in it to get munted will smoke exactly the same amount regardless of potency.

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        • I’ve only ever been a ” lightweight or casual smoker” the same as most of those who ever partake of the magic herb.

          You are confused. Anyone who gets munted daily on marijuana will be equally out of it on something else if dope isn’t available. Three visits to detox & residential counselling with Addiction Services woke me up to the fact that for a thankfully small number of people the goal is “to get out of it”.

          The vehicle may be marijuana. It may equally be meth, opiates, alcohol, barbiturates or horse tranquilliser.

          Their condition has probably has been assigned a medical name but drug freaks & losers about covers it.

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          • Sweet, a drug freak and loser i have been in the past 🙂
            90% of the ppl i know that smoke are very very heavy smokers, theyre the ones you usually cant tell are stoned even tho theyve had ¼oz that day and everyone of them full time employed and very hard workers.

            I disagree tho as many dabble in all the other drugs and dont hit them that hard, everyone has their poison yours was booze and you just bust your own theory. Why arent you a heavy stoner then if you used to be a raging alcoholic?
            I can go from 1-2oz of weed per week to stopping cold turkey for many months, i dont replace that with other drugs or alcohol either. I dont at all believe ppl replace one high with another just for the hell of it, only types i know that do that are ppl with serious mental trauma trying to escape reality.

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            • ……” I dont at all believe ppl replace one high with another just for the hell of it, only types i know that do that are ppl with serious mental trauma trying to escape reality.”……

              I agree that most multi drug users are mentally ill but it begs the question of what is mental illness. For what it’s worth it took me quite a bit of one on one plus group counselling before I roadmapped my problem.

              If you want to beat an addiction you have to understand it & realise what triggers it. I’m only an expert on one person’s situation & I know what works for me.

              But I’ll still stand by what I’ve said in that I’ve never met anyone addicted solely to marijuana. I’ve met people who relied on it to get them through their lives & used it as a crutch. I’ve yet to meet anyone who has suffered the withdrawal process associated with opiates & alcohol.

              My takeaway is that it produces effects that a heavy user obviously finds desirable but it doesn’t qualify as a physical addiction.

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