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  1. The Minister of Brylcream Usage, Michael Wood is an absolutely useless Dickhead.

    He is also the Minister of Transport but knows nothing about his portfolio.

    He is also the Minister of Immigration and knows Fuckall about that Ministry but seems to want to take his inflated salary which must be considered a case of fraud.

    Wood says this about Cartage Operators, the shortage of Drivers and their pay.

    “Wood said, in a statement, the lack of staff had been driven by operators lowering the pay and conditions of drivers to compete commercially.”

    Bullshit, all Class 5 Drivers I know seem to be well paid, just look at the rates of pay for a Driver at Fonterra. Pay rates now are much better than 2 or 3 years ago, but Wood of course world not know that as he is a Union Stooge and a Class 1, Grade A Fuckwit.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/dire-driver-shortages-if-we-stop-the-country-stops-trucking-boss-warns/KLIK3NY3PDRAHILJ6CGPIMDA7A/

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  2. Why don’t you see legs of mutton in the shops anymore?

    Last time I saw one was in Porirua pak and save. I cooked it up for a bunch of Chinese people. Everything is fancy cuts of meat marketed to halfwits who think the measure of a good steak is its tenderness and lack of fat. They never mention the taste. The reality is that fat creates flavour and almost any cut is tender if sliced and cooked correctly. Rump cap (Picanha) is delicious and tender. Porterhouse is flavourless paste. Anyone who disagrees is probably molesting your kids.

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    • Kea your heart would flutter worse then from an mrna jab should you see the price of a mutton, per head farm gate price almost double that of a lamb.

      Youre best to go do a deal with a farmer, thats what we do. Early december we usually get half a dozen fat lambs and one or 2 muttons for the freezer. Only takes an hour or so to knock them over, butchers only 28bux each to slice n dice them too (id do it myself if i had a bandsaw)

      Most meat by the time it gets a price sticker on it and put in a display chiller has doubled or trippled in price, pork is a good example. Whole pig ready to kill =280-300bux… buy a whole pig processed at butchers = 800+, via a supermarket 900-1000. Take a pig to butcher theyre 90bux to process plus bit more for smallgoods so 150-180 max = under 500 for processed pig
      Townies get screwed big time, you certainly dont even want to know what a $1500 cattlebeast sells for an a supermarker shelf, esp when any incel minimalists fall for marketing scams of rump steak.

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      • Iaasb it used to be basic working class tucker. Chicken was flash.

        How do you spend an hour killing two sheep- I think your doing it wrong 🤣

        You don’t need a band saw. Get a cheap wood saw from a hardware place. They do a great job. Though for $28 you may not bother.

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        • Takes me about 10-15mins to kill, skin and gut a sheep. I only do it once a year so not exactly a pro at it but by the time i get to the last one ive got the knack back and its alot quicker, ive done the handsaw thing many times. Racks and chops just come out shitty plus the butcher will debone and roll/stuff the shoulder roasts.

          If you want superior eating sheep meat go for merino, it shits all over the other shitty breeds for flavour.

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          • Not only flavour there is much less fat on Merinos.
            They are regarded as extra healthy eating , for those with heart and circulation problems.
            Merino s were highly valued for their fine wool,to the degree it was once illegal on pain of death to export them from their origin country Spain!

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    • Leave the fat on porterhouse while you cook it. The flavour is there Kea, but I know what you’re saying. It’s not got the good marbling that a scotch fillet has for example. Cooking the steak the right way makes the world of difference too.
      I’m a lucky bugger as my better half really knows what’s she’s doing when it comes to cooking a steak.

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    • You guys are describing one of the key reasons for the obesity issue. When fat was demonised by the medical people 30-40 years ago not did they remove fat from meat but in all processed foods the replaced it with sugar because they needed to bring back some flavour.

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      • Correct Ross. It is the biggest preventable public health disaster in human history. The obesity epidemic began with low fat high carb.

        A feed of fatty mutton and vege may not sound trendy, but go on YouTube and look at footage of street scenes 50 years ago. Slim and fit looking.

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    • Brig@0656

      As Merkel the Mad is one of Klaus’s accolytes and a total advocate for the WEF/NWO as a result, she would say that wouldn’t she – especially given her background as ‘Someone of Importance’ in the old DDR.

      Knowing the latter, and believing that unreformed Communists never change their spots (As evidenced by dl), when Merkel was ‘elected’ (Some would say ‘conveniently-placed’) into the Chancellorship, there were were those of us who could see how this was going to end. Her ties with Russia have never been severed.

      Unfortunately, we appear to have been proven correct in our prediction, although because it goes against his diktat, how Klaus is reacting is anyone’s guess. Methinks he won’t be happy.

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  3. Morning Troopers,

    A couple of weeks ago we were discussing Maori denying access to he Kaimanawa Forest Park off the Desert Rd.

    Now it looks like we’re losing the huts in the Ureweras.

    “As many of you may have already heard, the recently revealed decision by the Department of Conservation and Tuhoe Te Urewera trust board to decommission existing public huts in Te Urewera has been met with a range of emotions, questions and concerns, and the wider recreational community have expressed some disbelief because Te Urewera is a special place where many people visit and enjoy the hut facilities.
    In NZDA’s view, support from DOC officials came as a surprise and we have sought meetings to get explanations on members’ behalf from DOC in relation to our national hut network. We are yet to have a meeting with DOC.
    We wish to have a meeting with DOC’s Director General, Penny Nelson, to seek assurances that DOC’s policy still supports our back country facilities and that she appreciates the need for these huts to be maintained and available – for recreation, safety, shelter, and historical reasons.
    We have had a meeting with Tuhoe in order to get first-hand information and not via media reports. DOC encouraged NZDA to seek the meeting and we were advised to speak to Te Ura Taumatua (TUT), the governing board of Tuhoe. Yesterday we were able to speak directly with board Chair, Tamati Kruger, and CEO, Kirstie Luke. We acknowledge and appreciate the dialogue which enabled us to better understand the reasoning and causal factors that have led to this situation.
    NZDA has indicated we are willing to offer our assistance and are committed to working together with TUT, Tuhoe and others invested in Te Urewera to build understanding and support a better future for Te Urewera so that they can understand the view point of recreational hunters and shooters. NZDA values our backcountry huts, which is manifested in our establishment of the Backcountry Trust and the many huts under NZDA branch management. We want to see our nation wide network of huts be available for future generations of people to use and enjoy.
    The future of individual facilities in Te Urewera is an ongoing discussion that we trust will be open, frank and reasonable between all interested parties. NZDA expects DOC to be open and informative and communicate to the public and key stakeholders, like NZDA, and not allow rumours to circulate.
    We welcome the opportunity to engage in discussions around the future of huts in Te Urewera, accepting that Tuhoe are Kaitiaki of Te Urewera. NZDA is willing and able to contribute in support of ensuring recreation in Te Urewera.

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  4. BGR ,That fat piglet Merkel was lauded as Germanys great leader yet the talking head bastard left her Country vulnerable to Russian energy supplies, when Trump pointed this problem out at some leaders meeting he was openly laughed at by the German delegation, what’s the bet those fuckwits that laughed at 45 are in a higher political position now than they were at that time ?, it’s just how western politics works in the 21st century.

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  5. Are COVID Vaccines Just the Tip of the Iceberg?—Kim Witczak on the ’Spider Web’ of Corruption in the Drug Safety System
    American Thought Leaders
    American Thought Leaders

    JAN JEKIELEK

    This episode will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    “My brother-in-law went home and googled ‘Zoloft’ and ‘suicide,’ and we were shocked. There were hearings in 1991, when it was just Prozac on the market, with the exact same issue.”

    After being happily married for almost 10 years, Kim Witczak’s husband shockingly committed suicide, shortly after he was prescribed an anti-depressant off-label for insomnia.

    “I intuitively, at the deepest part of me, knew there was no way that Woody … would take his own life,” says Witczak.

    For almost 20 years now, Witczak has been an advocate for pharmaceutical drug safety and reform, most recently taking on the fight for transparency and accountability surrounding COVID-19 vaccines.

    “There are more injuries and deaths that have been reported with this vaccine alone than any of the other ones. Right there, that should be a signal,” says Witczak.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-covid-vaccines-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-kim-witczak-on-the-spider-web-of-corruption-in-the-drug-safety-system_4786393.html?utm_source=newsnoe&src_src=newsnoe&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-10-13-1&src_cmp=breaking-2022-10-13-1&utm_medium=email&est=ZFmNWV%2Fdumh9hxqSmfSRBIsetUdFt9KCq4uK3ccq%2FYBFPZRo6kcrU3g484eKPiY%3D

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      • SA, every customer cured is a customer lost.

        If theres ever a magic bullet “cure for cancer” developed you can be assured it will likely give you some other horrible condition to die from or pay expensive med bills to stay alive.

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        • Let’s get back to natural medicines.

          Start with raw opium.

          Much better than aspirin. Raw opium has the advantage of also being a natural africandisyac.

          During the 1980’s Rissole experienced Enlightenment while meditating in a hill tribe village in the ‘Golden Triangle’ which cultivated the poppy.

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        • I’m waiting for pharma to get everyone hooked on LAS (life as a service). Same model as software company subscription models. You only stay alive as long as you keep paying their subscription.

          Actually thinking about it, that’s what mrna pretty much is.

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  6. I was talking to my city based brother and he asked how I will deal with the new fart tax on my beef breeding cows. I informed him it will be cheaper to get rid of them so I probably will. It raises a thought though if ever farmer like me with 100 of so beef breeding cows gets rid of them where is our future meat going to come from . We only export a little bit of grinding beef mainly to the US and a few prime cuts to Japan the vast majority is consumed here .

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      • There seems to be two options for collecting it . One is each farm has an individual plan and the tax due is calculated from that , this is not the preferred collection method by shaw as it has the problem you mentioned. The second is collecting it at processor level which is easy and removes the direct contact with the payee, but by doing it this way it is just another form of income tax and wont do anything but push up prices hence the fart tax name. The whole thing is bollocks as a majority crop farmer co2 is my friend and the more the better which leads to cheaper food .

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        • If they collect the tax via the processes then it offers zero incentive for farmers to adapt or want to change their ways.
          Every farmer farms different and has a different set of inputs. Then how does one calculate each step of the cycle/ ownership for traders and finishing farms.

          For example calf sold at 4 day old reared to 100kg and sold again, grown out by third owner and either sold to a finishing unit or direct to slaughter.

          Where im working we finish cattle at the moment for the last 4months of their lives, would we get the full whack of the tax even tho most of these animals have changed hands 3 or 4 times in past 18months?

          I hope massive revolt takes place, i see groundswell.are having a meet next week but theyre only planning another pathetic drive a tractor down the street protest. Jacinda and james shaw will be pissing themselves at that pathetic effort

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    • I saw the end of a clip on Paul Murray’s show (Sky News Aussie) last night and it seems that Australia is going to do the same thing, bring in a fart tax. That did not take long –it was only a few days ago that Aussie journos were laughing at NZ for bringing this in.

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    • The price of food will not directly rise.
      The price is set by the market of supply & demand.
      That tax, levy, fee. what ever; can not be directly charged to others.
      Just like rates, or insurance can not be charged to others & is a cost born by the producer, or the farmer.

      It becomes a cost to the producer, where the farmer or business weighs up & decides to produce or not..
      What will change is that it pushes the scale of size in economics, viability to a larger size, which lines up to more of a corporate size than can keep costs sort of lower than others in whatever corporate ways.

      The price of food will rise when the supply is short, and there is no other reasonable alternative of supply.
      But you will see there will be an alternative, quietly hidden with subsidies in development, and most likely other ways of gaining subsidies. Already there are such developments like “cricket chips” and almond or oat milk.

      It is a way of using the government to enforce regulations to benefit corporate production, as they are more able & willing to comply, and flow with the international banks on Environment, Social, Governance, ESG;– knowing they can see off much of their competition, in this dog eat dog world.
      And so the government has been convinced by the voters, 🙁 that this is what they wanted, like vaccines. 🙁 // ironically true.
      Chicken or egg in this decision making, or as it has been schooled? 🙁 by other pressure think-groups.

      The farmer is a price taker, and plants or breeds if he can figure the price is going to be alright.
      If it does not cover his costs, then later a decision is made to reduce production or to get out of that part of business.
      Other charges on food production, like processing companies, cartage, fuel, oil, energy, health regulations, labour regulations, wages & holiday regulations push and add costs, which those corporate supermarkets are very adept with.

      One can buy fertilizer at an increased price, but if the price offered does not cover that cost, then it comes out of the profit margin.
      Farming works on a longer seasonal or even some years, time frame.

      If the supermarket can figure that the customer will not pay the high price, then it cuts the price to the producer.
      If the supermarket figures it will meet a price resistance from it customer, it will buy less to put in stock, but the higher paying customer can still get some at that top price.
      If the customers has no spare cash, then it will not be stocked.

      In the mean time some one is skimming the money off, with no accountability under the scheme that is for the good of others.
      What are they trading?
      The power of money is only a temporary phase, as what they are seeking is ultimate control over many others!

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  7. Did anyone else hear the circle jerk on the radio last night (Some twat Marcus Lush) about Winston Peters? Evidently some poll has him at 4,4%, so obviously one year out, its all over and we are beholden to the prick again – or not. I was thinking about this. Democracy has to have parties for idiots and morons. NZ1st fills this gap nicely, while the Greens cater to the insane. A large majority choose between two centrist parties depending on feelz. Are there no intelligent people out there????

    Anyway, I reckon 4.4% is a perfect number for the fools else they could be voting Labour or the Greens. Anyway enjoying Global warming in the Hunuas right now…. NOT.

    Lastly Fuck Ardern.

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  8. This guy walks into a bar and says to the bartender “Give me two single whiskies”

    “Sure” the bartender replies, “do you want them both now or one at a time?”

    “Oh, both now” replies the guy, “one’s for me and one’s for my little friend here” and with that the guy pulls a three inch tall man out of his shirt pocket.

    The Bartender looked at the little man in amazement and asked, “Can he drink?”

    “Sure” replied the guy and with that the three inch tall man supped back his whiskey.

    “That’s amazing” replied the bartender, “what else can he do? Can he walk?”

    With that the guy flips a quarter down to the other end of the bar and asks the little fella to get it. Sure enough, he runs down the bar and retrieves the coin, picks it up and jogs back to the guy.

    “That really is amazing” replied the bartender, “Can he talk?”

    “Of course” says the guy, “Hey Jim, tell him about that time we were in Africa and you called that witch-doctor a wanker!!..

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  9. Timaru meeting tonight with Matt King. Looking forward to it, they are now officially a registered Political Party.
    Am certainly hoping he meets my expectations or else I will be voteless come next year.
    Climate Change has happened here – 13 today, used to be a lot more, for fucks sake it’s the middle of October – which reminds me it is my birthday tomorrow. Will be carrying on to Christchurch in our old diesel burning camper van to attend the 150 years Weedons School reunion – a time to reflect on how simple life used to be.
    A sign of the times, only for those who attended up to 1970, so few of the younger ones registered prior to it being cancelled last year – Covid- that didn’t bother with them this time. Just like a lot of our Clubs and Organisations, do JayCees still exist?
    FJA

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    • No Jaycees any more that I am aware of, No 10,000 clubs and no Round Tables either . Lions are really struggling to maintain some semblance of a community organization.
      Really rather sad.
      The Govt and councils have taken over all that role with a decided lowering of community involvement.
      21 years in Lions, loved it , did all sorts of things but the writing was on the wall when pokie machines, Lotto and the RMA came along. Some blame weekend trading but in my case I worked weekends so all though it didn’t help it wasn’t the big reason.
      Lots of communities would be better off today had those cubs thrived.

      All people want now is money and not people helping people.

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    • OK, you made me look. According to the last held records, in 2011 there were fewer than 100 Jaycees members nationwide.
      Last records for Lions shows in 2006 there were about 12,500 members so I guess they are probably dwindling, albeit slower, in membership too.

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      • Yep Tauranga used to have Jaycees & a 10,000 club and I think also the Mount had a 10,000 club. Indeed built the sound shell on Mt Drury among other things..
        There were 3 Round Tables clubs and 10 or 11 Lions clubs in the area from Kati to Te Puke.

        We also used to vote for our councillors,
        A lot of the issues these days arrive because way back then lots of us mixed via the clubs and various things we did. Among all those clubs were many members both of council , councillors and business people big and small so ideas and such were talked about.
        The community had influence we no longer have. We have so called consultation, that’s consultation after they have determined what the outcome is and they present a bunch of options to get to their desired outcome, never mind what the ratepyers, who seemingly no longer matter, think or want.

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  10. What the new Auckland mayor & his council see as the way forward for the city don’t align with Labour’s policies, especially Three Waters, Urban intensification & transport. There is genuine hope for a showdown in which Ardern’s Nazis may have to back off . But can they afford the political embarrassment?

    …….”So, much is now riding on how the relationship between Brown and his council and central government plays out. The claim from the early 2000s that being Mayor of Auckland could become the most powerful position in the country after the Prime Minister is about to be tested directly. Brown’s forceful style, compared with his predecessors, and his avowed single-minded focus on getting what Auckland wants, rather than doing what central government wishes, presents this Government with one of its most direct challenges.”……..

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/brown-vs-govt-who-will-blink-first

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    • Its going to be interesting in Tauranga as well.
      We have as you know Commissioners who do as they please,and much of what they are doing is driven by the Govt.
      Now if we had councillors we could possibly see the dammed intensification gone by lunchtime. Its an outrageous behaviour over peoples property rights. or no more rights as the case may be.
      37% rates rise in 2 years all to build grandiose buildings that we really don’t need and much against the wishes of the ratepayers. There are better alternatives but no the monster must grow. The monster must take over our lives. Sad actually.

      We are back on the treadmill. Tauranga people leaving for nicer places and being replaced by Auckalnders who can’t stand their own home town anymore.
      And we are expected to front for that, much as we are expected to supply services to all our county residents who pay no rates to the city but use our roads, and all the other free facilities that our ratepayers pay for. (Also nothing from all those tenants that want it all for nothing.)

      Things need changing.

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  11. Why did it take so long before there were any female astronauts?

    “Houston, we have a problem.”
    “What?”
    “Never mind.”
    “What’s the problem?”
    “Nothing.”
    “Please tell us?”
    “You know what the problem is.”

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  12. Protesters block motorway again

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/10/climate-activists-block-another-major-wellington-route-motorists-warned-of-disruption.html
    Traffic is being disrupted again as climate action protesters block another major Wellington route on Friday morning.

    Southbound traffic in Lower Hutt beside Melling Train Station was being disrupted and Newshub footage from the scene showed multiple protesters being dragged away by the police.

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  13. Cost of money printing exceeds expectations, RBNZ now needs estimated $9b crown support

    The direct cost of the Reserve Bank’s pandemic era money printing is continuing to exceed expectations.

    The cost is such that the Treasury is unlikely to be able to manage it without special sign-off from Finance Minister Grant Robertson.

    When the Reserve Bank in March 2020 started printing money to buy government bonds to lower interest rates and soothe dysfunction in the bond market, Robertson provided it with a Crown indemnity.

    He effectively told the Reserve Bank that if it suffered a loss under the programme, the Crown would recapitalise it.

    Although the programme supported market functioning and helped lower interest rates, it is costing the Reserve Bank several billions of dollars.

    The bank is suffering a loss because in the current high inflation/high interest rate environment, the $55 billion of bonds it bought in 2020 and early-2021 are losing value.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/cost-of-money-printing-exceeds-expectations-rbnz-now-needs-estimated-9b-crown-support/LIH6KS75POI5FNJUKQNNITG4LI/

    Well,well ,well, so we are surprised. Not.

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  14. Its rianing in the state of the dammed in aussie.
    Daniel andrews not liked by God.

    Evacuation order for Melbourne streets as floods rise across Victoria
    Jorge Branco and Adam Vidler10:06, Oct 14 2022

    Parts of Melbourne have been issued with an evacuation order with the Maribyrnong River set to rise rapidly on Friday morning.

    Residents along Burton Crescent, Chifley Drive and Clive Street in Maribyrnong have been ordered to leave ahead of dawn this morning, but the sphere of evacuation is expanding rapidly.

    “Some are waking up to find floodwater right at their door,” 3AW’s Pat Mitchell told Today from the area this morning.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/300712237/evacuation-order-for-melbourne-streets-as-floods-rise-across-victoria

    200 mm of rain . whole state in a mess.

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  15. Office of Minister Chris Hipkins pressures police to change OIA policy
    Andrea Vance05:00, Oct 14 2022
    Minister Chris Hipkins’ staff pressured police to reverse changes to a politically motivated ‘no surprises’ policy, documents reveal.

    Earlier this year, police fell foul of Parliament’s information watchdog because they were allowing 72 hours to alert its minister to any upcoming release of documents under the Official Information Act.

    After a warning from the Office of the Ombudsman, which said most decisions should be notified to the Minister at the same time as they are sent to the requester, police said they changed how they dealt with information releases.

    But Stuff revealed in July that wasn’t the case.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/130149682/office-of-minister-chris-hipkins-pressures-police-to-change-oia-policy

    Why should the police have to tell the Minister about any request?

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    • I haven’t listened yet either, but if I do I expect to hear a lot of raving, shouting over each other and general verbal wanking.

      BTW do you guys think Laws will return on Monday? I personally find Laws an irritating oink in many ways, but he’s definitely the best of the bunch. It’s my intuition that he’ll probably not last long as Plunket has been intimating recently that he’s going to try and operate a ‘subscription model’ and that there’s going to be a ‘bit of a rearrangement’ in the schedule. Get ready for the woman with the ugly voice taking over in the mornings. Ughh.

      The Platform has turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Great idea – mediocre performance.

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      • I’ve listened to it and I actually enjoyed it. Plunket allowed both of his guests to speak and the result was really good radio.

        It seems that Plunket has taken oboard the mountain of negative comments generated by his ridiculous attack on Brenton Faithful. Certainly it could be said that he is more ‘in the same camp’ as these two guests – but even so, his typical style would have been to shout over them, which he didn’t do.

        A good listen and thanks waikatogirl for the heads up.

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    • Ross12…
      “Pfizer admitted their ‘vaccine’ had not been tested on whether it prevented transmission of COVID prior to roll-out. There was, therefore, no scientific basis for mandates or vaccine passports. The claim by governments and state health experts that the Pfizer jab was ‘effective’ was misinformation.”

      In August last year, the MOH replied to an OIA request for Pfizer documentation showing that their trials proved the “efficacy in the ‘vaccine’ reduced the transmission of Cov-19 in the community”, with the following statement:

      “Reducing transmission was not an outcome measured in the trials of the vaccine”. This MOH statement was at least 3 months prior to the mandate orders for health workers etc….

      At no time did MOH correct Ardern and its minister’s blatant BS about having to be vaccinated to stop the spread of the Cov.

      Further…what would the decisions of the various High Court hearings into the mandate orders have been if those Judges had been made aware that there was absolutely no evidence what-so-ever of the vax preventing transmission. If the Courts weren’t made aware of this fact, then the Government has lied to them by omission and you would think there would be some pissed of Justices.

      It would be interesting to go back over those hearings to see what the government submissions about preventing transmission were. I hope some solicitors are already doing this.

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  16. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/bright-new-solution-medical-hero-dr-peter-mccullough-tells-tgps-jim-hoft-wellness-company-video/
    Recently, medical hero Dr. Peter McCullough told Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft about a new venture — The Wellness Company — where he is the Chief Medical Officer.

    The Wellness Company has a network of doctors (including Dr. Peter McCullough) and pharmacies to get pro-freedom doctors and patients what they need.

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    • One thing has changed, the media have been instruceted thay are allowed to report this poll as Labour are over 30%. The 4 Oct Roy Morgan pole, that had Labour on 29.5%, was not allowed to be reported in any main stream media outlet.

      Total control of the NZ mainstrem media by that woman.

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      • Ardern has so much to achieve in the next 8 mths.
        Arrange new job at the un.
        Get married.
        Arrange new prime minister the country doesn’t want to kill.
        Give her sycophants safe sincures,
        Do we let her in for Sir John Keys investigator as king of NZ!!!

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  17. National MP Barbara Kuriger resigns from roles after what Christopher Luxon calls ‘serious lapse of judgement’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/10/national-mp-barbara-kuriger-steps-aside-from-roles-during-family-dispute-with-ministry-of-primary-industries.html

    “I have become aware that Ms Kuriger and her family are involved in a personal dispute with the Ministry of Primary Industries that is ongoing,” Luxon said.

    “I discussed this with Ms Kuriger and she accepts that this is a significant conflict of interest and the failure to recognise it and to take steps to manage this conflict has been a serious lapse of judgement. On this basis, Ms Kuriger felt it appropriate to resign from her portfolios.”

    In a separate statement, Kuriger said her family has “been in a dispute with the Ministry of Primary Industries over events that occurred in 2017”

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  18. Cows don’t make methane and CO2. It is released from the vegetation they eat. Therefore it is carbon neutral.

    If a communist vegan eats vegetables the same thing happens.

    Go to a commercial vege growing farm and note the biodiversity. Then look at a sheep or beef farm. Also note which is drenched in chemicals most often.

    There is nothing environmentally friendly about commercial monoculture.

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  19. Was at the supermarket aand bought a womans magazine for the missus about the Queens life and burial service. Had one picture of our kween and jethro entering Westminster Abbey, I think!
    Someone needs to teach her how to dress for occasions, showing your knicker line is not a good look,
    I’m sure there are lots of ways and means to hid it or just don’t wear any!
    The missus was not impressed, with the cheap slag!
    That’s why John Key was invited to Balmoral for the weekend and you weren’t!

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  20. 🏠🔥Breaking🔥🏠
    ☠️Panic grips money renters as Ponzi scheme collapses ☠️

    QV says average dwelling values are down on an annual basis for the first time in more than a decade – expects them to keep falling

    The average value of New Zealand homes has declined by more than $100,000 since the start of this year, while average values in Auckland and Wellington have declined by almost $190,000.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/117993/qv-says-average-dwelling-values-are-down-annual-basis-first-time-more-decade

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    • Wait till the tourists and students get back and then see what happens especially as they want to import another 8000 truck and bus drivers + family.
      The market will do a 360 so fast most people will miss it.
      From the same website comment that consents may be up but lots are not getting built currently.

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      • I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the promised 8000. Stuff, today carries an excellent opinion piece on the subject authored by Josie Pagani:

        ……” Keeping the border semi-closed to the low-skilled is how we ended up with 12 nurses crossing the border. We need 21,000.

        Delivering less than a thousandth of the number needed is failure on a scale that makes KiwiBuild look like a raging success. Is Waka Kotahi now running immigration?

        Cuts in immigration are not the result of incompetent delivery in the way the Government’s housing policy is, though. It was a policy choice made under the cover of two years of lockdown.”……

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/130159484/governments-approach-to-immigration-is-an-imaginary-can-opener

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  21. What being organized looks like.
    https://scontent.fakl3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/310532239_10160588238714626_4473198308097819500_n.jpg?stp=cp6_dst-jpg&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=PGzrYUDikiUAX8Obnp5&_nc_ht=scontent.fakl3-1.fna&oh=00_AT85kKgDACBIzwK2RNQEhlaWAsV22dun6t4yxFpB8Y0pQw&oe=634D37ED

    If you look back thru the pictures it shows the damage and another pic of these trailers on a truck on a barge. comments worth reading thru as well.

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  22. Russian oligarch launches racist attack on Nanaia Mahuta

    In response to increased sanctions, a Russian businessman said Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta’s moko kauae makes her look like a “criminal”.

    A Russian oligarch known for his close ties to Vladimir Putin has launched a racist and homophobic attack on New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta.

    In a statement posted on Russian social media platform VK, Yevgeny Prigozhin called Mahuta a “petuh” – a word which literally translates as “cock” and is used in Russia as a derogatory term for gay men – and said her moko kauae makes her look like a “criminal”.

    These comments were a response to Mahuta’s announcement on Tuesday that a further 51 oligarchs and 24 Kremlin-backed officials in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine were going to be sanctioned as part of Aotearoa’s condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Prigozhin’s children are among those effected by the most recent wave of sanctions.

    Nothing like telling it like it is.
    There will be a row from the slag about this. all incased in slimy language.
    There liabour people never ever think of the consequences of their actions. 5 years of that now.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300712471/russian-oligarch-launches-racist-homophobic-attack-on-nanaia-mahuta

    Speaking on behalf of Waikato-Tainui iwi – of which Mahuta is a member – Jason Ake called Prigozhin’s comments “petty vitriol”.

    “These comments are a misguided reflection of [Prigozhin’s] sense of cultural superiority and the entire world can see how that attitude is playing out on the international stage,” Ake said.

    Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon expressed a “total condemnation” of Prigozhin’s comments.

    “Such discriminatory ugliness directed towards the Minister of Foreign Affairs – or anyone in New Zealand – is unacceptable.
    “I’m sure the New Zealand public will find these ugly comments as abhorrent as I do,” he said.

    Well fuck have we news for you foolish Foon. she deserves all the craop she gets and more the racist slag.

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  23. “Special” considerations & more coming into play.

    The supposed Consultation Document
    Te tātai utu o ngā tukunga ahuwhenua ‘Whata-eva’ Pricing agricultural emissions
    .
    4.2 Impacts on iwi and Māori ….. [pages 63–65]
    Māori play a significant role in the primary sector.
    Māori own an estimated 1.51 million hectares of land, across nearly 28,000 blocks – either under private ownership or as registered Māori land owned by Māori authorities, enterprises and individuals.
    Māori land owners have a substantial primary sector asset base, including $8.6 billion in sheep and beef farming,
    $4.9 billion in dairy farming and $2.6 billion in other agriculture (including horticulture).
    These sectors employ 19,170 Māori across them.
    .
    Within the Māori economy, pastoral farming makes up a significant proportion of the gross emissions profile (excluding forestry): dairy farming makes up 21 per cent, and sheep and beef farming make up 51 per cent.
    .
    Māori land owners operate within a unique set of constraints, including ownership of a relatively high proportion of indigenous forest and hill country areas.
    The legacy of colonisation has led to loss of higher-quality land and has limited the amount of Māori land used for agricultural purposes.
    Māori have also lost opportunities to connect, retain and develop their land, which has limited economic prosperity.
    .
    Around 450,000 hectares of whenua Māori is farmed (nearly 4 per cent of farmland in Aotearoa New Zealand).
    Māori farms also have a higher proportion of bush and scrub, at 20 per cent, compared with 8 per cent on the average farm in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    .
    Māori own a high proportion of marginal land.
    Climate change impacts – such as coastal erosion and inundation, flooding, and a higher frequency of weather-induced erosion events – will severely affect marginal land.
    Coastal and fragile hill country land is particularly vulnerable.
    Climate change impacts will compound the effects of an agricultural emissions pricing system and vice versa.
    .
    Māori land owners face multiple barriers to managing and developing their land, including land-ownership and governance structures, difficulties with accessing capital and advice, and owning a higher proportion of less productive and marginal land.
    .
    These same factors will likely affect Māori land owners’ ability to respond to an emissions pricing system.
    On less productive and marginal land, opportunities will be limited for land owners to implement mitigations or farm-systems changes to reduce their emissions bill, other than retiring land.
    .
    An emissions-pricing system is likely to disproportionately disadvantage Māori land owners, with flow-on effects for Māori more broadly, particularly if no assistance is in place to mitigate some of the impacts.
    Modelling shows the price of biogenic methane emissions will drive land use change, which will in turn drive emissions reductions.
    Most of this land-use change will likely occur in the sheep and beef sector.
    .
    It is estimated Māori operate up to 25 per cent of Aotearoa New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmland.
    A high biogenic methane price would therefore significantly and disproportionately affect Māori sheep and beef farmers due to the barriers already mentioned, and the limited emissions-mitigation options available to sheep and beef farmers, compared with dairy farmers.
    .
    Land-use changes resulting from an emissions-pricing system are also likely to have a flow-on
    effect on the Māori economy and communities.
    For example, any reduction in Aotearoa New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector has the potential to affect Māori employment, because nearly 28 per cent of the meat processing workforce is Māori.
    .
    Looking ahead at the mitigation options under different stages of development, these are more suited to dairy farmers than sheep and beef farmers, for example, EcoPond30 and Bovaer.31
    With high rates of Māori-owned sheep and beef farms, this will affect the ability of Māori farmers, growers and land owners to take up mitigation incentives.
    .
    It is important to work with Māori land owners to understand how to manage these impacts, to support a transition to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future.
    As noted above, transitional support, including financial support, could be provided to manage impacts and support
    development of new opportunities.
    .
    The Crown is required to identify how Māori will be affected by proposed policy changes, and to put measures in place to address any disadvantages.
    Through this consultation process, the Government is seeking to:
    • identify the interests of affected Māori
    • identify the likely impact of the proposals and decisions on affected Māori
    • demonstrate the active steps it intends to take to protect the affected interests.
    .
    This document refers to conversations and feedback with and from Māori. The feedback to date highlights the following factors, which have been considered across the wider proposals.
    .
    • A holistic approach to land management is needed, including how an emissions-pricing system can complement and work alongside other incentives, such as freshwater and biodiversity policies.
    • The fact that whenua Māori and land blocks with multiple owners face administrative burdens.
    This is inclusive of the different and sometimes complex governance structures that dictate day-to-day management of land. Options that avoid or relieve administrative burdens are needed.
    • Māori want to be recognised for their on-farm actions.
    This means recognising and rewarding mitigations to date.
    • The need to preserve, and in some ways empower, Māori decision making, through policies that enable Māori autonomy and cultural practice on farm.
    • Māori have advocated for a system that allows for Māori collectives to effectively participate.
    • The need for inclusion of Māori in making decisions across the system.
    .
    Potential options the Government has already identified to alleviate disproportionate impacts of an emissions-pricing system include:
    .
    • ringfencing recycled revenue to be spent on initiatives that would support Māori land owners (eg, additional advisory and extension support, and projects to implement land-use or farm-system changes)
    • establishing an independent Māori board to take a Māori-led approach to the use of revenue that has been ringfenced for Māori
    • transitional support (see the section Transitional support)
    • enabling Māori landowners to collectivise to report and pay for their emissions to reduce administrative burden (eg, collectivising at a hapū or iwi level)
    • recognising sequestration so Māori land owners can use carbon sequestered in vegetation on their whenua to reduce their emissions bill.
    .
    The intention is to create an option that empowers te ao Māori and provides opportunities to enhance whenua and livelihoods. This means agreeing on an option free of unnecessary restriction that preserves identity and culture and that is cognisant of future interests.
    .
    The Government would like to test these options through consultation and further engagement with its Tiriti partners, including the current consultation process and on to implementation.

    https://environment.govt.nz/assets/publications/Pricing-agricultural-emissions-consultation-document.pdf

    94 pages of other supposed considerations, …. yeah right ….
    A submission system of “Discourse Consensus” would seem to be the way how this is applied.
    The outcome is decided and any one who opposes is a dissident, plus some. 🙁

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  24. Ross12 October 14, 2022 At 4:56 pm
    “I have watched both videos Dylan. I have to say a big portion of them was above my head or understanding,”

    It was over my head as well and I’m not sure whether it went down a rabbit hole on the way past…She puts the boot into Dr Robert Malone and I will need to go back and pay a bit more attention as to why…something to do with Malone being dishonest about the emergency use authorisation..

    This notion that the Covid-19 virus does not exist has been around for a while…Dr Sam Bailey was talking about it last year saying that it had never been isolated and that the sequence for it had been given by the Chinese. Then there was a Canadian who had been arrested and charged with some covid lockdown breach and he sued the government to prove that the virus existed…they couldn’t and the charges were pulled. Another Californian scientist was after a sample of the purified virus for his research and no-one could provide him with it. He too concluded it didn’t exist.

    This is an interesting read…same scenario with the Australian health/medical authorities…they had no record of the isolated/purified “COVID-19 virus” from any human on the planet….https://www.fluoridefreepeel.ca/australian-dept-of-health-has-no-record-of-covid-19-virus-isolation/

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  25. Another FAIL.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/10/dunedin-s-ross-home-forced-to-close-dementia-unit-due-to-severe-staff-shortages.html
    A Dunedin dementia unit is being forced to close due to severe staffing shortages forcing 16 patients to move.

    The unit at Ross Home has 24 beds and requires staff who can provide round-the-clock care.

    But the labour shortage has taken a toll with the owner of Ross Home, Presbyterian Support Otago, announcing on Friday the unit was being closed.

    It’s not the only unit affected either, with O’Neil revealing Presbyterian Support Otago has closed nearly 1000 aged care beds because of staffing shortages.

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  26. New Zealand’s top police detective Tom Fitzgerald quits
    Mike White and Blair Ensor15:33, Oct 14 2022

    The country’s top detective and architect of a controversial police interviewing technique has announced he is leaving the police force.

    Detective Superintendent Tom Fitzgerald, the head of the police national crime group and director of the Criminal Investigation Branch, has been involved with some of the country’s most high profile murder cases.

    These included the conviction of Scott Watson for murdering Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds in 1998.
    As a key officer in the investigation into the disappearance of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in 1998, Fitzgerald interviewed the leading suspect, Scott Watson, and the most crucial witness, Guy Wallace, as well as jailhouse witnesses police used in the case.

    He arrested Watson in June 1998, and claimed Watson said, “About time”, when confronted – something Watson has always denied.

    He also led the investigation into the rape and murder of Christchurch woman Emma Agnew, with Liam Reid eventually being convicted of the crimes.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/130173732/new-zealands-top-police-detective-tom-fitzgerald-quits

    Good job and I look forward to an opening up of the case and a decent review of the real evidence not that stitched up by this prick and Pope.

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  27. My wife tells me there was no mention of the latest Poll on One News. (The poll that shows Queen Jacinda is absolutely tanking)
    How odd- Surely it was at least one of the main stories of the day?

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  28. Navy in as bad a shape as the airforce.

    The Royal New Zealand Navy is having to cannibalise one of its own ships for a spare part, to bring home a frigate stranded in Australia.

    The HMNZS Te Mana is stuck in port in Sydney because an essential component of its communication system failed.

    Stuff understands the navy has had to strip the part required from the HMNZS Te Kaha, which is dry-docked at Devonport for maintenance.

    The part will have to be flown to Australia.

    The component is part of a system used to make ship-wide announcements, and without it, crew would not be able to communicate in an emergency, such as a fire or flood.
    +
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300712735/navy-cannibalising-own-ship-in-auckland-to-bring-home-frigate-stuck-in-sydney

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    • “Safari parks” are a joke and deserve every animal to be poached and kilked, a big deer netting boundary fence is not a fair hunt. only a homo would bother to take a photo, gloat or take the antlers if they shot an animal inside a deer fenced property and that includes the poacher too.
      By all means go and poach/shoot the animals just shut your mouth, leave the camera in your bag and leave the head there to rot.

      An ex mate done similar down here and poached from lethin valley safaris, hes still got the monster head hanging in his porch visible from the main road. Every time i go to town im reminded of the fraud the guy is, hes had much karma since then too with broken legs, near bankruptcy, loss of FAL (caught poaching elsewhere) and missus ditched him and took the kids.

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