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    • From happychappy’s link:

      ……”Ardern is vulnerable to the charge that a fair chunk of what she utters is political flannel. She is exceptionally good at making the meaningless sound meaningful.”……

      This is her Achilles heel. Everything she utters is PR bullshit…..no facts……just word soup.

      I keenly await the day when our MSM point it out on a daily basis.

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    • “The glitter of Jacinda Ardern’s crown no longer sparkles or glistens quite so gloriously as it did not that many months ago.”

      Oh dear, I hope this doesn’t mean we will have to endure another terrorist attack so the witch can polish her virtue signalling credentials again.

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    • Indeed, Ardern continues to be rated as a star on the international stage. In part that is because she fits the bill in being the kind of leader that many countries wish they had. In particular, she is an antidote to right-wing populism. If she did not exist, someone else would be bestowed with the same qualities as Ardern enjoys.

      I just got back from a week of workshops in Melbourne. We had people from the States, Europe, etc. all coming together to help model an enterprise. It was quite a fun activity, but in the evening dinners and beers we did talk politics. Partly prompted by the “nuke the hurricanes” comments from Trump.

      I asked what they knew of Ardern and there were blank stares of “who“? The only one that had a clue was from Los Angeles and it was “Oh, she’s the one that had a baby!

      World famous in NZ and the media. Nobody else really gives a fuck for Ardern and her virtue signalling and her most recognisable achievement is something 350,000 women manage on a daily basis.

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    • One of my ex-husbands had a bad motorcycle accident and was put on that stuff, he had issues coming off it. I assume he managed it.

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    • Always remember, if there’s dodgy stuff happening in one nation’s Labour/Labor party – then you can guarantee it’s happening over here those assholes are interlinked up the wazoo.

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    • Ardern validated that behaviour when she stopped the police from removing protesters who blocked Fletchers from going about lawful business on property they had purchased.

      This corrupt South Sea islands govt has also said that they will ensure there are less people in prisons.
      Prison should only be for shop keepers who give out plastic bags and ‘far white supremacists’ who think the elected President, US Nationalist Donald J. Trump, is actually OK and soon >people who like petrol burning vehicles. Those are BAD thoughts.
      Thugs, thieves, and drug dealers are just misunderstood.

      To reinforce that they want to strip guns off licenced gun owners while gangs like the Mongrel Mob can continue marauding with menaces. They too are just misunderstood and nothing a bit of breast milk and yoga cant fix – as long as they dont put their yoga pants and gang patches into plastic bags!

      The biggest enablers of crime in NZ in 2019 is the ‘elected’ government.
      Especially the the Sandringham slapper; Witless protection Kelvin and Angry Andy.

      They need a broken society in order to effect change towards totalitarianism.
      That is the playbook.

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  1. I found this to be an apt description of a Martial Art I used to practice.
    Jiu-jit-su;

    1. The gentle art of folding clothes while people are still in them.

    2.verb: (used with object) Involuntary yoga.

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  2. Chilling signs of what we’ll be seeing here around the 2020 General Election

    News that the Remoaners have decided to make BoJo’s Brexit proroguing Parliament masterstroke personal (following Alinsky’s rules of targeting individuals instead of trying to win the contest of ideas) and will threaten and bully protest at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s home.

    At least they’re smart enough to realise that Rees-Mogg’s constitutional genius is their greatest problem. For an upper class twit he is turning into a hero of the working classes and a true lion in defence of democracy.

    Anyway, this nonsense will be coming to NZ in 2020.

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    • Could you point me to something that explains how to style comments here? E.g. bold , links and strike. Maybe it’s just plain HTML.

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    • DP. I believe Ardern and her cronies are reveling in their implementation of their social upheaval experiment.

      The Cloward–Piven strategy: is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”

      The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income—will be questioned by some. Because the ideal of individual social and economic mobility has deep roots, even activists seem reluctant to call for national programs to eliminate poverty by the outright redistribution of income.

      Commentators and authors concluded it would:
      “Create generations of people for whom working for a living is an abstraction”

      So, Cindy, by being a bone idle ingrate, I am eligible for all and any entitlements.
      Kiss my arse!!!

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    • It’s usually between 10% and 20% of the prospective employee’s annual salary to use a recruitment firm, isn’t it?

      The question I’d be asking is why is the Christchurch City Council CEO being paid $495,000 + $30,000 relocation costs – which is only $5,000 less per year than the Prime Minister?

      And our Prime Minister is hopelessly overpaid, particularly when you consider her skills – she should be on or near minimum wage.

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      • I’d Ardern, Jackson, Davis and Little a basic wage of $20 an hour
        Plus a commission of $100 for every person they get off the couch into a good job.
        And $500 for every gang member that leaves his gang and gets a proper full time job
        And $1,000 for every maori or pi girl that reaches 25 with no children.

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  3. Explaining proroguing of Parliament

    Plenty of precedent for proroguing UK parliament for political purposes’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1KXnEbNHfs

    Former Australian speaker of the house and MP Bronwyn Bishop says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should have expended the suspension of parliament from September 3 until at least November 1.

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    • I have just accepted an invite to a talk at Waikato Uni, the speaker is the former Lord Chief Justice of England, Lord Thomas of Gwmgiedd, (I assume Welsh) the talk isn’t on it, but apparently he presided over the Brexit judicial review.

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      • Well ain’t you the lucky one!
        You will have to wear your big girl pants to that one!
        Can you let us know how it goes!

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        • The actual talk is on ‘The effect of the digital revolution on the Law’. I have been to many such presentations. I confess that I doubt that the subject matter will be riveting. I was asking a mate if they were going, which is where the additional information regarding the Judicial Review came from.

          That probably tipped me into going, the proroguing of the UK Parliament is intriguing in our time, so you never know what questions you can slip in.

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  4. My father in law (85) has dementia. Apart from that he is healthy; exceptionally so. It’s gotten to the point that he is forgetting where he lives, people he knows and he’s seeing things that aren’t there. It’s rough, but spend a bit of time with him and he is still lucid – he can still play Mahjong and carry a conversation and so on – it seems the man is still there.

    We’ve been trying to get him professional help, but do you think it can be had? There’s next to nothing available in the public system. The best they can do apparently is somebody to come around every two weeks to take them grocery shopping and so far they’ve turned up once out of four visits. It feels a bit fucked that we’re paying tax to fund a health system that provides such shitty care, but no matter how many doctors and specialists we’ve seen – we can’t seem to escalate it.

    We’ve tried to move them out of the house and into a nice, two bedroom apartment near us. It’s actually bigger than their house, a couple of blocks from where we live so we can check on them daily, etc. But they refuse to move and apparently there is no way to force that, unless it is arranged BEFORE he is diagnosed with dementia. And apparently not remembering where you live and walking through the streets at night knocking and asking if you live there isn’t enough.

    And we’re lucky, after a post-sale inspection Mama Bear went to say hi and noticed the smoke billowing out of the house. He’d started cooking, went to get something and forgot he was cooking. All the smoke alarms were blaring, but because he’s near deaf didn’t hear them.

    Long story …

    • We put motion cameras throughout the house; so we can remotely check they are okay. That was a tough one to balance privacy versus safety, so there are zones we can’t see but at least now if they don’t answer the phone, we can dial in and check if they’re okay.
    • We put new smoke alarms through the house. They’re $300 a pop, but they speak, shriek, have lights and are internet enabled so Mama Bear will be alerted on her mobile if anything odd is detected.
    • So, if you’re in this position – technology is your friend

    I wish I knew how to help keep them safer. I’d love to move them into a place closer to us or into a retirement home where he will be safe, so if anybody has advice in that space – please let me know!

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    • My Father had the same issue. He got to a stage at around 75 where he needed to go into full-time care so I moved him into a rest home. He saw out his final years at Ngaio Marsh in Christchurch. They were fantastic.

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  5. We went through the same. Sadly not much will change until your FIL ends up in hospital and they do an assessment of him. The doctors said my husbands mother could no longer live alone. From hospital she was moved straight into a dementia unit no ifs or buts.

    My parents moved into a retirement village apartment. Dad’s memory is a bit vague and he was falling a lot. Mum was worried if she could cope. They are both much happier and settled. You have to convince them it is the right thing for them. Show them around a couple of retirement homes. They are not all like they used to be.

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    • Thanks, WG. We’re scouting a few that looks reasonable tomorrow so will talk to Mama Bear about taking them with us.

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      • Good luck. It is devastating to take their independence when they cling to it so desperately. Dad needs to stop driving but it is almost impossible. His GP can take his license but Dad appears completely capable during a consultation. The family know different.

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  6. I was very impressed to hear the story on the new National MP, Agnes Loheni on Newshub Nation this morning. Pacific Islanders traditionally vote Labour. If she stands in South Auckland she may take a few votes from Labour.

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  7. Mike’s Minute: Better security the real answer to gun crime
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/video/mikes-minute-better-security-the-real-answer-to-gun-crime/

    “You want to make us safe from nutters? Find them on the dark web before they go rogue. Have the red flags on young, single, white blokes with no means of income, who travel to Paksitan, Turkey and Montenegro. That’s where your answer lies, not with a rabbit shooter in Taihape.”

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  8. I am curious as to how the dead woman got custody of her grandchild? Was it through the courts or a more informal arrangement? This statement makes it sound like it was the court. Should the courts have given her custody?

    On that Waitangi weekend the house was emptier than it had been for a while. During 2015 Ricky had been staying at the house, along with Tracey’s 16-year-old daughter, Annaleise, and her infant grandson – who she had been given custody of.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/115334717/murder-trial-shines-light-on-nelsons-underground-meth-scene

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    • As the moron that you were referring to, I do not think that I have a moral high ground. I certainly don’t watch things that I know that I am going to have a very primal reaction to. I didn’t watch the ChCh thing either, I don’t have that sort of curiosity.

      I already know that there are sick fucks out there, how much confirmation do I need?

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    • This a wind up isn’t?
      My osteopath told me it was the annual love your knees month!
      Oh well.
      Lets combine them and call it the bees knees month.

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      • I also went to last years bee appreciation forum.
        I gotta tell ya, there were some real honeys there.

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    • My uncle went in a shop to buy a dozen bees for his hive, when he got home he counted them up and there were 13.
      Being an honest man he rang the shop keeper up to tell him .
      The shop keeper said “It’s fine I added one extra, it’s a freebee.”

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    • What a sad indictment on today’s society, that these people think we take them seriously.
      All fluff and diatribe masquerading as truth.
      When shit hits the fan, we can watch these posers bicker among themselves, jousting to be the most righteous.
      Their time will come.
      The more exposure they receive the better.
      We all know what a fraud looks like.

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  9. Another day… another deleted comment at kiwiblog…. Who can guess why?

    I also referred to hugh’s non stop link whoring and long boring posts but steffy immature rantings yet questioning the rationale of banning comments relating to ardern’s continual lying has to be binned.

    One can only ponder who is controlling the narrative and why.

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    • I wonder if Brian McDonald who comments on KB is the double killer that David Garrett has got so upset about. McDonald if it is the same person he used a pseudonym in the past.

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      • When he came out, he said that it was he. It was when DPF was saying that real names were special.

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    • I have asked and David has stated there has been no contact from the NZ Police which is good to know.

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  10. Piss off Hager. Who do you think you are?
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/08/should-we-cap-political-party-donations-to-just-1000.html?ref=ves-nextauto

    People vote for a political system, of course those that want a more conservative government are going to donate to the political system that more suits them, you also get the bob each way type. The system isn’t broken, we know where the Greens get their money, they can obviously live on less as they tithe, perhaps their salaries should actually reflect that.

    It must be how much they think that they are worth, right?

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    • Ed had a post yesterday with satellite photos of South America v Africa showing exactly that Kea.

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      • Tonight: Pumpkin, parsnip, carrot, silverbeet, yams, kumara,.. Too much?

        Yummy homekill sausages with onion. Life’s good.

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      • Whatever we we eat comes at a price.
        We can’t afford it. There’s too many of us.
        Successive governments have got it arse about face, and then spend billions of taxpayers dosh on big cover ups and subversion, guilt free, in the knowledge they’ll be looked after handsomely, thank you very much.
        Even the younger folk are waking up early on, to the fact that, whatever choices they make in life, are going to be expensive and for most, impossible to attain.
        All we can do, is guide the next generation along the rocky path.

        The guy in this clip gets it.
        The lie’s are more damaging than the truth.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2v7sbdl3WA

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    • That’s really scary Maggy. I have 3 young grand daughters and I see no reason to visit the ancient diseases on them.

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  11. Nothing stopping parliamentary chat going on during parenting duties, I don’t think kids should be in the house though.

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    • Only if it makes you testy… I on the other hand, am very relaxed about ardern the lying …………………….

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    • Sorry Mel. I watched it earlier too and didn’t think to check . I should be a bit more attentive.
      It disturbed me, so I thought discretion was probably in order.

      But, 3 questions sprung to mind.

      1. Was the attack due to the child’s Aryan features?
      2.Was she jealous/envious of the cherub?
      3.How many years…months…..days…..hours, will she receive as punishment?

      From her short bio she was an older woman (out of work) artist and it looked like she was sharing Hillarys wardrobe.
      The cuffs and earrings were a bit too matchy matchy though.

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    • It seems the “customers” are heading straight to hos shop with their “upscale money” so I think he’s just saving them the journey.

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    • Essentially a gift but before condemning such “arrangements” I would point out that the alternative is a state house where the taxpayers are up for the cost of the land, infrastructure & far more grandiose building than that proposed.

      Something similar is needed in the Far North. On a large scale & urgently.

      I wouldn’t call it an “investment” though……more the best option available from a list of shitty alternatives.

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          • May not be a bad thing, he certainly would have man management skills but the “Tamaki link” make sink his ship.

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            • They showed him campaigning in Moerewa. The locals seemed keen on him but it later became apparent most of them had never voted before and had not registered so would need to be a special vote. Yeah,nah. Great street appeal for the locals but actual votes are not going to eventuate.

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        • I was thinking more of the Far North which includes Kawakawa, Kaikohe & Kaitaia. A blind man can see that much of the rural housing is borderline inhabitable. It would seem by the age of the houses that the last building boom would have been pre WW2.

          As always the issue of Maori land is the roadblock. Lenders, government included, are loathe to lend against tribally owned property where no title can be granted. Add unnecessary pin pricking building standards to the disaster.

          My two bob’s worth would be:

          1) Government to guarantee loans for housing on tribal land.

          2) Building standards (local) that reflect what is needed rather than what is desirable. eg insulation isn’t vital in a semi tropical area.

          3) A 2nd hand 30 yr old transported house > a rotting 100 yr old rathole > a caravan > sleeping rough in the streets.

          IOW pragmatism over idealism.

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          • It’s a pity they don’t make enough noise to drown out the perfectionists. If you listen to the professional grievance merchants everyone’s birthright is a 4 bedroom, 2 garage McMansion.

            Unsurprisingly no mansions appear. Even less surprisingly little family housing is built either.

            Kids are being brought up in leaky hovels while idealists wank!

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            • Harsh…. but fair 😉

              Not an easy situation to solve either.

              I for one would like to see the bulk of the building regs dumped and back to the buyer beware system.

              Over engineered housing is expensive and pointless and can still be fucked up by a moron installing the flashing upside down 😉

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              • There’s another point I forgot but it’s nationwide. Nowadays a trade qualified builder can have ten houses being built simultaneously under his name by unqualified, low paid monkeys.

                He is responsible but screw-ups in construction don’t always show up for years. A return to qualified hands on building wouldn’t go amiss.

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            • The point is that many have had “settlement” money which has been spent, squandered and so on. Apparently, at that point in time, there was no need for their own housing. Now they can’t afford (for all the various reasons), their own place or to rent the nice taxpayer is back on the hook again.

              housing should have been made a condition of the settlements.

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          • My suggestion is
            To remove the Maori land title scheme and divided the land up and then hand it out to families.
            Then some development and progress can happen
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            Maori’s need to stop living in the dark ages.

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      • What would be nice would be watching an Iwi decide that they could “invest” in these options rather than the poor old taxpayer.

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      • There are a couple of hapu out the back of Pukenui who have been arguing for 30 years over who will represent them in negotiations.

        The money was paid out when JNL took over the cutting rights to the Aupouri Forests & has been held in trust since then!

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      • Maggy, they are in the big $$$$$$$$. Dope has a great margin and with a little organisation you don’t get shot….

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    • Didn’t do it again though did he ;).

      The [problem is with a low dollar crime, he had a weapon and if there had been an altercation the outcome could have been very different. If not apprehended would he have dome it again and would he have continued an escalation with the weapon. That is always the problem when a weapon is involved.

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  12. The Grand old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men.

    So are you saying, categorically, that your client has no sexual interest in young girls?.

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    • Aroha needs a pair of tramping boots to keep her tootsies warm if taking up tramping in the mountains!

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      • Arh! Isn’t that nice! They went and saved the little kiwi bird!
        Childrens story book out in three weeks!

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        • I wrote one once for a friend’s nephew after I was responsible for releasing a rabbit in his car which went and hid in the dashboard lol. 🙂 For a week he had to leave his car door open and put food outside the car for it.

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  13. More labour largess.
    Minister for Maori Development and Associate Minister of Housing Hon Nanaia Mahuta today announced a $2.793 million investment to support a new papakainga in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.

    This investment will support Ranginui 12 Trust with infrastructure and construction costs to develop nine sites for housing on Maori land. The Trust is making their own considerable contribution of more than $2 million towards the project which totals $4.88m.

    https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/219476-27-million-to-support-new-tauranga-papakainga.html?fbclid=IwAR34407H7Q-hK0HvoVP9xujghiDZQzdFWIvq-ZSaM3k2UMQHbxhMgkG6gjU

    $310k per house. well I guess that’s better than build ing a stte house for lowlifes to trash.

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  14. I recently bought a birthday card for my grandson.

    Scribbled inside it , it said;

    “Please help me I’m trapped inside a Korean card manufacturing warehouse”

    It also read;

    “Ironman says Happy Birthday your 5”

    I think I’ll still give it to him.

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  15. Who is Stacey Rose?

    Age: 19, turning 20 in September
    Ethnicity: New Zealand Māori (whakapapa Kai Tahu, also known as Ngāi Tahu)
    Profession: Barber
    Born and raised: Palmerston North
    Moved to Tauranga: Four months ago
    Lives in: Brookfield
    Passions: Public transport, the environment, representing young people.

    Stacey Rose almost didn’t run for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. The 19-year-old barber cancelled his campaign and was ready to move on to other business ventures. Then a call from an old friend changed his mind and he decided, on the eve of the nomination deadline, to follow his dream and make some noise for youth issues. But he never intended to actually win. Samantha Motion meets Tauranga’s newest elected official.

    A teenage barber from Tauranga says he is in shock after unintentionally getting elected without a single vote being cast.

    FFS. been here 4 months and gets elected unopposed to EBOP.

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