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    • Sovereign states??????? That’s a laugh as dear leader was talking about becoming a republic, was she thinking about becoming our queen. I thought Silly me, that to have sovereign states we had to have a sovereign????? or maybe not. Who agreed to that may I ask?
      The drought has broken at last I mean we did have a few fine days well almost fine, looks like rain for a few days in a row now. Enjoy your day if you can under this dictatorship.

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    • Our govt doesnt like the fact pointed out that the early settlers are from the cooks and before that tahiti . By making them sovereign states maybe maori settlers of nz are no different to a scott or irishman..

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    • Rachael, I see the daughter of the Huntly truck driver and Tainui King, a former fat slug with a barcode on her chin, Nania Mahuta, the country’s Foreign Minister (and a Minister so concerned about Pacific Island affairs she has hardly been to the region) was not invited either.

      Says much for how the US views this region. Ardern and Mahuta ignored, how will they ever live it down?

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      • Mahuta was born in Auckland in 1970 to Eliza Raiha Edmonds, and (later Sir) Robert Mahuta. She was educated at Kura Kaupapa Rakaumanga school in Huntly and later at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls as a boarder. Firstly she studied law at the University of Waikato, but failed four of her seven papers and had to drop out. She then studied social anthropology and Māori business development at the University of Auckland, graduating with an MA (Hons).[5][6] The title of her 1995 master’s thesis was Te poukai o Waahi : an historical background to the Waahi poukai.[7] She also worked at the university as a researcher/archivist.[8]

        She has strong links to the Māori King Movement; her father was the adopted son of King Korokī and the elder brother of Māori Queen Te Atairangikaahu.[9] She is related to the Māori monarch, Kingi Tuheitia.[10] Mahuta’s sister, Tipa Mahuta, is the co-chair of the incoming Māori Health Authority.[11]

        Mahuta is married to William Gannin Ormsby, her first cousin.[12][13] The couple have three children together, although the first died shortly after birth, along with four children from Ormsby’s previous relationship.[6][14][13][15]

        In 2016, she acquired a Māori facial tattoo (moko kauae) and became the first female MP to wear one in the New Zealand parliament. Other Māori women in parliament—Metiria Turei of the Green Party and Marama Fox of the Māori Party—spoke of their support.[16]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaia_Mahuta#:~:text=She%20has%20strong%20links%20to,of%20M%C4%81ori%20Queen%20Te%20Atairangikaahu.

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      • But they’re all besties. Nanaia isn’t the Tainui Kings daughter. He has two sons. Related though.
        Nanaia Mahuta Wiki, Biography,
        She has strong links to the Māori King Movement, being the daughter of Sir Robert Mahuta, who was the adopted son of King Korokī and the elder brother of Māori Queen Te Atairangikaahu.

        It looks like he endorsed a different candidate in the past too

        http://www.nzherald.co.nz › kahu › labour-mp-nanaia-mahuta-kingitangaLabour MP Nanaia Mahuta: Kingitanga at risk after Maori Party …
        25/08/2017 · Labour’s Nanaia Mahuta is fighting back after the Maori King endorsed her rival, Rahui Papa, warning it could put the Kingitanga in a difficult position if there was a change in Government. Mahuta,…

        Author: Claire Trevett

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  1. Inflation in NZ ,September 2021 marine antifouling 4 litre tins on special from the Country’s biggest marine supply franchises $210.00, , September 2022 from the same place on special $270.00, thank fuck we dont own a wide bodied 50 foot launch.
    After wet sanding black antifouling all day long in showers and heading home feeling sorry for myself I walk in the door to be greeted by my MRs with “get the fuck outta my house Willie Jackson” and maniacal laughter .
    I’m seriously thinking about a nice campervan.

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  2. A tin of Carboline was about $280 in April. I’m out for another flick over in November, you have to be able to prove you’ve had your boat cleaned in the last six weeks to get into other marinas up this way. Don’t worry about about the Willy Jackson look, it fades in time.

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    • I dont see how the usd has strengthened against other currencies in the past week when their markets have tanked again and pedo joe keeps throwing large sums if money at the most retarded of things.

      The sharemarket i guess youve got too look at longer term, it could shed 20% and still not be back to anywhere i near it was pre covid money printing.

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      • IAASB, the USD is being propped up by US investors getting spooked in international markets, selling overseas currency to bring back to the USA, where they feel it will be safer. Maybe something was happening this week, as the moves to being USD back into US started before last week. Can’t think of what might have done that (sarc).
        Anyway selling overseas currencies to chase the USDs is driving the USD up.

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    • Found this online

      Markets took a tumble this week as the Federal Reserve announced a sharp interest rate increase last Wednesday and indicated more increases were on the horizon.

      The S&P has fallen nearly 3.6% since last Wednesday while the Nasdaq was down more than 3.8% as of this morning.

      And while the Fed made a stern warning to the market – suggesting they would continue to raise interest rates and wanted to see the housing market cool off – not everything may be as bad as it appears.

      In order to understand the Fed’s playbook, we need to look a bit at the Fed’s history.

      The Fed’s priority right now is to avoid the worst-case scenario: stagflation. Stagflation is a situation where you have high inflation combined with slow economic growth.

      This one-two punch of combined factors is disastrous for the economy. It completely destroys confidence in the Fed’s ability to manage economic growth, and sends mixed messages to businesses and consumers about their financial future… and consequently their ability to spend money today.

      The Fed struggled with this very phenomenon in the 1970s and early 1980s and is not eager to repeat the mistakes of the past.

      Stagflation is believed to have persisted in part because of the Federal Reserve’s policies during that time.

      Like today, the cycle began with rising inflation in 1971. In order to combat that inflation, the Fed increased interest rates (as it is doing today). Once inflation started to come down, the Fed lowered interest rates. However, what they found was that once interest rates came down, inflation quickly re-emerged… causing the Fed to raise interest rates again.

      The cycle repeated numerous times over the course of 10 years as the Fed desperately tried to kickstart a slowing economy while keeping inflation in check.

      It wasn’t until 1980 when Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker stepped in and gradually raised interest rates to 19% that the economy was finally able to cycle back into growth.

      The lesson from the 70s stagflation is clear – if the Fed takes its foot off the gas and cuts interest rates too early they might find that inflation will quickly re-emerge.

      For this reason, the Fed is attempting to send a strong signal to the market. They intend to raise interest rates as long as necessary to combat inflation once-and-for-all. However, the Fed is in a very tricky situation.

      Last I checked, this is not the 1970s and circumstances are wildly different.

      Perhaps most important is the amount of US Debt. While US debt as a percent of GDP was less than 40% throughout the 1970s, today it is nearly 123%.

      Put another way – at interest rates above 3.5% (the current rate is 3.25%), the US government will owe $600bn in interest annually. This is double what the government was paying just 8 months ago.

      Put simply, there’s a maximum on the amount the Fed can raise interest rates without breaking the Federal budget.

      This is why I believe the Fed is talking tough… and attempting to bluff the market into fearing higher interest rate hikes are coming.

      Whether the Fed will be able to deliver on these promises is anyone’s guess. Much will depend on the pace of inflation in the coming months. If the Fed’s bluffing works and inflation drops off, we may see the Fed taking a less aggressive position.

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  3. A bit of history worth a read.
    Russia’s Historical Roots in Ukraine
    Augusto Zimmermann
    September 27, 2022 Updated: September 28, 2022

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s view of his country’s history is remarkably conservative. He firmly believes that Russia’s strength lies in its traditional Orthodox values.

    For Putin, Russia’s isolation from the globalist agenda of the western elites allows his country to preserve its Byzantine inheritance, its old Slavonic culture and its Orthodox beliefs, untouched by the postmodern trends in Europe and North America.

    According to Putin, Prof. Mark Galeotti writes while some use the term “Eurasian,” Russia is not an Asiatic country.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/russias-historical-roots-in-ukraine_4759627.html?utm_source=AoHwmorningbriefnoe&src_src=AoHwmorningbriefnoe&utm_campaign=Aomb-2022-09-28&src_cmp=Aomb-2022-09-28&utm_medium=Aoemail&est=mnI3fIxafF%2BVf%2BGPdeNtgWxKtj87uyc1Ono47TbC4FobsHJm10SkiP8tS%2FQOPII%3D

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  4. This is why your roads are not either being built or potholes fixed.

    Waka Kotahi once a New Zealand Government Department in full brown nosing mode.

    So, a few simple questions.

    1, What is a Maori?
    2. If, what is a Maori, can be determined, how is their requirements for road usage any different from mine?
    3. Why am I forced to pay for this bullshit through my Taxes.

    This expensive feel good exercise states:

    “What’s good for Māori is good for everybody.”

    “A lack of understanding and duty of care
    around te ao Māori, te reo Māori, tikanga, kawa
    and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tokenism, trampling of
    mana, desecration of wahi tapu / wahi taonga”

    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/About-us/docs/Understanding-and-improving-relationships-with-Maori.pdf

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    • The Maori I speak to seem more concerned about driving their cars & utes without getting their suspensions whacked out of shape than a “duty of care around te ao Māori, te reo Māori, tikanga, kawa and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tokenism, trampling of mana, desecration of wahi tapu / wahi taonga”.

      I must know the wrong Maori.

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    • Perhaps if instead of all this gibberish they would undertake an “immersion” session on the importance of fixing the f*cking roads we might see them actually doing something worthwhile that they are paid for.

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      • To be precise on costs HP, shit loads. And not a cent more.

        That amount was quantified by the Minister of Transport and Brylcream, Michael Woods before being released, as that exact amount, following an exhaustative consultative process. The review on this process and it’s subsequent review and then subsequent consultation process can not be made public due to commercially sensitive matters in the review process, which in itself was peer reviewed by peers.

        Should Wakawhatevertheirnamenowis want any more loot for this project, they only have to ask Minister of Transport, Greaseball Mick and he will up the budget to the exact amount of “Shitloadsmore.”

        I hope that answers your question.

        If HP, you wish to know why this Consultation Process is being undertaken, please do not hesitate to submit your question as I would in the fullness of time, be pleased to answer it on behalf of those engaged in this delicate and concerning matter to the Nation.

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    • Peppering your mission statement with Te Reo nouns is the current way to virtue signal.

      Te Reo words symbolize Maori cultural concepts. Without knowledge of these concepts (and I don’t mean the standard dictionary translations into English), you can’t really understand what is being said.

      For instance.
      There is a great difference between “Thou shalt not kill” and “Thou shalt not murder.” Get the dictionary translation wrong and you fundamentally change the meaning.

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    • “1, What is a Maori?”

      That is a controversial point.

      Can history guide us? (I have edited the following text.)

      Who was Maori according to the Tangata Whenua Laws?
      According to the Tangata Whenua laws, a person with three or four Maori grandparents was a Maori. A grandparent was considered Maori if they belonged to a Maori cultural community. Thus, the ______ defined Maori by their cultural association, and not by the supposed racial traits that ______ attributed to Maori.

      The laws also categorized some people in New Zealand as “mixed-race persons”. According to law, “mixed-race persons” were neither New Zealander nor Maori. These were people who had one or two Maori grandparents.

      (Can you guess the source of this edited text?)

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    • I’m confused. I thought NZTA was about roads and motor vehicles. Have they branched out into counselling services, and relationship advice?

      What do our staff feel Māori
      are looking for from Waka Kotahi?

      Let’s see:

      [1] Winning lotto ticket?
      [2] Free Fish and Chips?
      [3] A hug if they get a blister driving?

      Does a fish and chip shop have a website where they ask what their staff might feel their Maori customers are looking for?

      MC (Maori Customer): “3 Fish, a Hotdog, and 2 scoops of chips.”
      SM (Staff Member): “Now there, take a moment to reflect what you really want… We are here to help.”
      MC: “3 Fish, a Hotdog, and 2 scoops of chips. Please!”
      SM: “But you must want someone else. Let us explore your feelings.”
      MC: (tries to contain himself)
      SM: “I’m getting a feeling of emptiness inside you.”
      MC: “Yeah it’s ma bloody empty stomach. It’s rumbling something fierce.”
      SM: “Oh, so it’s angry”
      MC: “No I’m bloody hungry. Can I please place my order?” (in a pissed off tone)
      SM: “I see you are angry. Do you get angry often?”
      MC: “Only when I’m being bullied.”
      SM: “Do you feel bullied by white colonisation?”
      MC: “I just want my fish and chips. Do you want my money or not?”
      SM;” You are agitated and angry. Far right radicals do that to people you know. Do you feel bullied?”
      MC: “I do right now. I just want my bloody Fish and Chips.”
      SM: “There’s no need to swear sir.”
      MC: “Well you are playing fucking mind games with me. 3 Fish, a Hotdog, and 2 scoops of chips.”
      SM: “I don’t think we can serve you, you are too aggressive, and obviously indoctrinated by far right radicals.”
      MC: “Fuck you.” MC storms out.
      SM: “What a troubled man. Look what white colonisation and far right disinformation has done to him.”

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  5. Our Editor at the heading of this post begs the question; “Is this Keas’s version of sex?”

    Shocked by my self realisation of how little I knew about how the grubby little buggers procreate or even their tastes in BDSM pornography I consulted Google. It seems that it’s mostly hype.

    After the colour flashing rituals the female Kea assumes a submissive position, the male mounts & a “cloacal kiss” lasting about a quarter of a nano second announces that egg laying will commence shortly. Very disappointing though time efficient. No whips, chains, wingcuffs or gags. No evidence of the early settlers’ pre mating ritual of “The Bash” yet it seems that leg bands are common.

    The following video is rated R18. Viewer discretion is advised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRTW3Agyu0

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  6. Gateway Pundit are certainly well aware of the credentials of our fucking bitch.

    “Marxist New Zealand PM Labels Internet Freedom and Free Speech a “Weapon of War” in This Week’s UN Speech (VIDEO)

    Posted by Jim Hoft

    New Zealand communist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled internet freedom a “weapon of war” in her most recent UN speech… Read more…

    Worth going to the whole article, you will see 3 photos of her but get to read the comments.
    This one is a very good report on what happened.
    “For all those of you saying “well, you clowns down in NZ voted for her – now live with it”, let me share some truths(as you keep in mind that you probably did not vote for JB and question your own 2020 results). In the Oct 2017 election Ardern’s Labour Party failed to win on their policy promises but through the manipulation and sheer connivery that played out over the following weeks she was put into office by Winston Peters (NZ First Party), who played the kingmaker. Then we had the Christchurch massacre and subsequent gun buyback fiasco, the covid 19 scam and numerous other dramas. By mid 2020, as the next election loomed closer, the mass media had been co-opted by Labour, with Ardern declaring that they were the “Country’s single source of truth”. The Labour Party had not delivered on a single one of the policy promises they had campaigned unsuccessfully on in 2017. Then they delayed the 2020 election for a month in order to “prepare better”, all the while ensuring all opposition parties struggled to engage with the electorate during the campaign due to rules around masking, personal distancing, max number of pax allowed to congregate, etc. And the Government controlled the mass media who trumpeted her every word. Then magically, Labour won a so called “biggest landslide victory by a single political party in the history of New Zealand politics”. Amazingly, within a few short months after that – by February 2021 – the overwhelming dislike for the government by the general population was so evident that it could no longer be hidden and the whole narrative started falling apart at the seams. I have lived in many places in the world and the simplest truth is that politicians are all the same no matter where you go – they are rotten, corrupt and malevolent people who look on us only as cattle to be used for their own selfish purposes.”

    FJA

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  7. A guy goes to Wakatekohe (or some fucking thing) to renew his driver’s licence and get an new photo, but the line-up is long. It takes nearly an hour and a half before it’s his turn, and the whole process is rushed.

    He gets his photo and is appalled that it’s such a bad photo of himself.

    “I hate my driver’s licence photo! I look so pissed off!”

    “So what?” asks the chick behind the counter. “That’s what you’ll look like when the cops pull you over!”

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  8. What new horrors do they have in store for us? Well………

    A new study published last month in Science Translational Medicine used 200 mosquitoes to deliver live malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites that had been genetically modified to inject malaria into the arms of human test subjects in a new vaccine trial. Max Barnhart of NPR covered the study last week. “We use the mosquitoes like they’re 1,000 small flying syringes,” explains University of Washington, Seattle physician and scientist Dr. Sean Murphy, lead author on a paper. The author made it a point to state: “To be clear, Murphy’s not planning to use mosquitoes to vaccinate millions of people.” Do you believe him? And even if Dr. Murphy himself is not planning on using the technology to mass-vaccinate people, what is to stop others from doing so? Bill Gates, for example, has already spent $BILLIONS on developing a malaria vaccine over the past decade, and last year he funded a biotech firm that released genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.
    https://vaccineimpact.com/2022/study-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-used-to-inject-vaccines-into-humans/

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  9. A goddess appears out of nowhere during an academic meeting.
    The assembled faculty are dumbstruck as she hovers over the conference table. The goddess floats to a place directly in front of the school’s philosophy professor. She speaks to him.

    “You are a virtuous mortal. I have decided to grant you a wish. I will give you unfathomable wealth or ultimate wisdom. Which do you choose?”

    “Wisdom!” he says, without hesitating.

    A blinding flash fills the room, and the goddess disappears. The faculty look at the philosophy teacher. He seems bathed in a golden glow. He strokes his beard and knits his brow in thought. Everything about his presence now suggests immense wisdom.

    The room is silent, with all eyes on the philosophy professor. Finally, another teacher whispers to him, “Please, say something!”

    The professor mumbles, “I should have picked the money.”

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  10. Petrol is going to get more expensive again this summer after the Government confirmed the fuel excise tax will be reintroduced in January.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/09/government-confirms-25-cents-per-litre-fuel-tax-to-be-reintroduced-early-next-year.html

    Back in March, the Government revealed it was slashing fuel excise tax by 25 cents per litre and halving the cost of public transport for an initial three-month period to help Kiwis struggling with the increasing cost of living. Then, in July, Finance Minister Grant Robertson extended the scheme until the end of January.

    While Kiwis will get the savings until January, Transport Minister Michael Wood has confirmed the tax would be reintroduced at the start of next year.

    Speaking with AM on Friday, Wood said there will still be other support available to Kiwis struggling with the cost of living.

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  11. One for Jimmy Shaw and all those useless CEO’s who think he is the best Minister in Government.

    Lead author Andy Pitman, ­director of the ARC Centre of ­Excellence for Climate System Science, told The Weekend Australian: “Climate models are very valuable tools for many applications but they are not something I want used to decide investment strategies for my superannuation.”

    — The Australian, Climate models ‘a global bank risk’

    From this piece on Jo Nova’s site

    https://joannenova.com.au/2022/09/climate-models-not-good-enough-to-invest-my-superannuation-in-says-modeler-prof-andy-pitman/

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  12. How can we tell the difference between “climate change” and an “extreme weather event”?

    For example, which of the following headlines is more realistic?

    Flooding in Coromandel due to climate change
    or
    Flooding in Coromandel due to an extreme weather event

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    • OS, you may be wrong on both accounts.

      There may be flooding in the Coromandel because and despite the residents paying Regional Council Rates, the Regional Council did not keep the waterways, rivers and streams clear of trees and undergrowth as they legally obligated too.

      This is a regular cause of flooding around the countryside, as the rivers and streams can not flow cleanly, but it is convenient when the Regional Councils do not do their job properly and flooding occurs, to blame flooding on “Climate Change”.

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  13. Hilarious, i said in the opening weeks of the russia ukraine thing that wouldnt it be pure gold if trump went over and brokered a peace deal… i see hes just come out and floated tge idea yesterday, dang that would be epic if he sorted it out the poor lefties heads would explode but we all know corrupt deep state and ukraine dont want the money tap turned off so zelensky will never agree to any sort of deal short of putins execution.

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    • Ardern has put on her cloak, “eh Comrade, Comrade?”
      Criminalising people who disagree with the agenda.
      More police raids on “deplorables”.

      Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
      This is the face of authoritarianism – even though it looks different than you were taught to expect. And it’s the mindset of tyrants everywhere:
      This is someone so inebriated by her sense of righteousness and superiority that she views dissent as an evil too dangerous to allow:

      https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1575188754071171072

      I hear on Dave Shapiro’s Show, Fox news, Instapundit, Spiked,
      https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-zealand-prime-minister-condemned-calling-regulate-free-speech-weapon-war-un

      Very much kept on the down low by the well paid ‘trusted’ NZ media.
      Will any one be able to play that in a campaign ad?
      The Ministry of Truth has subversive enforcers; 75 “principal investigators” to steer & guide Ao-whata-everoians in what to think, with seed money from the PM & Cabinet offices.
      https://www.tepunahamatatini.ac.nz/our-team/principal-investigators/

      The censorship in all of NZ mainstream is in full swing, using NZ’s complacency thinking Ardern has a caring head bobble, & is “such a nice person”, that ‘narcissistic kindness’ (Jordan Peterson) whilst using, denigration & cancel culture to stop any awakening.

      Bear in mind, many countries have signed up to the “Christchurch Call” and it is only time when our internet will be under full control.

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    • This is tool already entrained, the “Media & Online Content” via Department of Internal Affairs, that will be flowing with an avalanche of controlling legislation.
      This will enable control over all our communications; except pigeon post as kea’s who will rip it up in their endeavour to read it. 🙂
      .
      ….. a new approach to content regulation that minimises the risk of harms caused by content to New Zealanders …..
      .
      ….. – able to respond to the types of harm caused by the wide variety of content and content platforms we interact with in 2022; ….
      .
      …. digital media and the rise of new content platforms has resulted in a significant increase of potential for New Zealanders to be exposed to harmful content. ….
      .
      …… the potential for New Zealanders to be exposed to harmful content is made more challenging by the complex nature of New Zealand’s current content regulations. ……
      .
      ….. confusion for New Zealanders about where to go to report harmful content. ….
      .
      1. Content can cause harm to individuals
      Causing loss or damage to a person’s rights, property, or physical, social, emotional, and/or mental wellbeing;
      .
      2. Content can harm communities and identity groups
      When members of a community experience harm relating to their membership of that community;
      .
      3. Content can cause harm to wider society
      This might look like individuals or communities losing trust in, or access to, key public institutions such as the legal, health and education systems, freedoms of identity and expression, and democratic participation.
      .
      Next Steps
      [a time line at the bottom of that page],
      https://www.dia.govt.nz/media-and-online-content-regulation
      .
      There is more than I have cherry picked.
      All kindly put as a “transformed content regulatory system”, how to have “thought control”

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        • MBS42: so true.

          Mirror mirror mirror 🙂

          First clear the log in your eye. 🙂

          Lawn mowers seem to reshape things. 🙂

          In the meantime they follow the UN-WEF path they were put on.

          “Discourse Consensus”, the only Conversation & predetermined result allowed.
          Any one who even raises a question, is a dissonant person to be dealt to.

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  14. But the future is electric cars, ferries, aeroplanes, busses…..

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/intense-lithium-ion-battery-fire-risk-could-be-dampened-with-refund-scheme/FQ5GZN4X7ZJSR5AESDLV5HABIM/

    A refund scheme for batteries is being touted as one way to fight fire risks and pollution.

    Lithium-ion batteries have been linked to fires in scrap yards and rubbish trucks, including when discarded devices were crushed and exploded.

    In Auckland, the batteries were suspected to have caused 15 recycling truck fires since 2019.
    Parul Sood, Auckland Council Waste Solutions general manager, said improperly discarded lithium-ion batteries presented safety risks to workers and financial risks to ratepayers.
    Fires in trucks also created environmental hazards, she said.
    “Whatever was in the truck, we have to tip all of that out and it has to go to landfill.”
    Cleaning up the mess from recycling truck fires cost about $1500 to $3000 each time, Sood said.

    Another fire in a waste management truck broke out yesterday near Fowlds Park in Auckland’s Morningside. The cause of that fire is still being investigated, Fire Northern Communications said.
    Fire and Emergency NZ told the Herald batteries of all types had caused at least 41 known structure fires in New Zealand this year alone.
    In each case, the blaze was severe enough to prompt a call-out from firefighters.

    “When a lithium-ion battery fails, it produces a very intense flash of flames which catches fire to other flammable materials around it,” Fenz risk reduction and investigations manager Todd O’Donoghue said.
    “Although the heat created by a lithium-ion battery is more intense than a standard battery, all batteries can be a fire risk regardless of what they are made of,” he added.
    Fenz had even changed its reporting system now to identify the prevalence of fires involving newer battery types.
    “As more devices in and around our homes use lithium-ion batteries, we may start to see more incidents involving them, particularly if they aren’t being used safely.”
    O’Donoghue said the batteries supplied power to smartphones, laptops, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms and toys.
    “Like any product, a small number of these batteries can be defective – they can overheat, catch fire, or explode.”

    And these are small ones. Lots more fun when 1000Kg of lithium Battery spontaneously says fuck it….

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  15. Meanwhile, over on $tuffed, if you are a grunting,
    drooling imbecile who plays thugby, you can be
    discharged without conviction for a serious assault.
    To preserve a ‘prospective sporting career’.
    Labour and piss weak judges. The criminals best friend.

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  16. Kiwis lash out at Auckland Transport’s decision to lower speed limits on 1600 roads, some to just 10km/h
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/09/kiwis-lash-out-at-auckland-transport-s-decision-to-lower-speed-limits-on-1600-roads-some-to-just-10km-h.html

    Some of the most extreme cuts will see speed limits dropped from 50km/h to 10km/h. Meanwhile, others are dropping from 100km/h to 40km/h.

    But the changes haven’t gone down well with National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown, also the Pakuranga MP, saying it is going to make congestion worse than it already is for New Zealand’s biggest city.

    “Congestion issues in Auckland have long hindered the ability of people to get around and get things done, costing the city’s economy around $1.3 billion a year and having a major impact on our productivity,” Brown said.

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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=modKltffu_w
    Putin just CALLED their bluff and SH*T is about to hit the fan | Redacted with Clayton Morris
    Redacted

    Russia says that it will annex the Donbass region on Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, NATO countries are meeting to prepare a full military response. Still, no one will say who attacked the Nord Stream pipelines and the loss of that energy will cause everyone pain this winter. Could mobile networks go down? Will ATMs go down? Europe and Africa are being warned of both!

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    • Some where in that cartoon, it shows a major “conflict of interest”. 🙂 and the truth being buried by some.

      … It’s comical how the Nord Stream sabotage will be investigated by Sweden, a NATO applicant . But they can only investigate under strict US supervision.
      Funniest part of this is that Russia, the country which designed and built the pipes, isn’t allowed to take part ….

      https://twitter.com/LogKa11/status/1575208642294730752

      The majority Russian owned pipeline.
      So long as only a controlled truth to be Disclosed, at the right time. … hmmmm ….

      In the mean time the Russian mobilization builds up, the training, on 3 fronts around the Ukraine.
      Some of it like the Air-arm has been readied a few months ago.

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  18. An Auckland meth lab has been shut down and gang members arrested as part of police’s ongoing Operation Cobalt.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/30/meth-lab-shut-down-gang-members-arrested-in-police-crackdown/

    Guns and ammo and a Rebels jacket seized as part of Operation Cobalt.

    Police have arrested five people across Auckland after recent search warrants at different locations.

    “Police recovered eight firearms, ammunition, a stolen vehicle, around four grams of methamphetamine, just under $10,000 cash and a fully functioning methamphetamine laboratory with evidence of previous manufacture,” police said in a statement today.

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  19. That Photo of the Lions…. Many years ago I did some research in a South African Game Reserve on lions and cheetas. When the lions decided it was mating season, they became completely focussed on the task for about three days or so. Every bloody 30 minutes or there about the old males would make their advances, the lionesses would do their “prove you are up to it” nonsense and then brief 30 second copulation would occur. When the male withdrew, the female would always swat him across the head, and then lie inverted. You could have walked up to them and sat on a log, and they would pay no interest in anything, but the job at hand. What a life…..

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    • Tx. It’s a good read.

      Don’t be so pessimistic. He makes excellent points.

      And it all started with Starving Artist and Rissole in Aotea Centre.

      Eventually VFF, everyones favourite Christian, Brian Tamaki Makarau and Sue Gray were inspired by SA and Rissole to revolt.

      The rest has been a roller coaster. But make no bones about it laddies and lassies, SA and Rissole are easily worthy of a Victoria Cross. Seriously!

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  20. Shoppers flee as masked group rob Michael Hill jewellery store in Albany mall
    Hundreds of shoppers fled as a masked group robbed a jewellery store at the Westfield Albany mall in Auckland this evening.

    Westfield Albany confirmed a group of men ran into the mall and smashed cabinets at the Michael Hill Jeweller store.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/shoppers-flee-as-masked-group-rob-michael-hill-jewellery-store-in-albany-mall/AILLOMFZ6X5IT2ORJ232ZL2YK4/

    all on again tonight.

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  21. “Saigon, shit. I’m still only in Saigon. Every time I think I’m going to wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I’d wake up and there’d be nothing…
    I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce.
    When I was here I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.
    I’ve been here a week now. Waiting for a mission, getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger.

    Each time I look around the walls move in a little tighter.

    Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service.

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  22. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/303912-traffic-congestion-cars-flat-tyres-on-sh29.html

    UPDATE: A large number of vehicles are reported to have flat tyres on State Highway 29 this evening.

    A police spokesperson says they have a unit on the highway assisting with traffic control.

    “We have received multiple calls regarding motorists with flat tyres, near the lower Kaimais on SH29.

    “I understand there is some congestion in the area.”

    A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there are potholes on the road.

    People are advised to either avoid the area or drastically reduce their speed when travelling through.

    A Waka Kotahi NZ Transport spokesperson says their call centre has received a couple of calls and contractors are on the way to assess the situation.

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