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    • Yes, OS, I think you should call the Councils Noise Abatement Officer complain about the noise. If you get no relief, call again, after all you are entitled to live free of interruption and the Right to a person’s legal and uninterrupted enjoyment of his life.

      I am sorry I can not provide you with the Councils Noise Abatement Officer’s phone number, but let me know how you get on.

      In the meantime, I have to go to Rotorua for the day, to view the Native Granddaughter (who has just discovered she, at the tender age of 16, is a Dyke and has taken up with her friend Gypsy), play a couple of games of Rugby. No doubt there will be much wailing, poking out of tongues, throat slitting and general dances of intimidation to endure, but I am told I must endure this for family harmony, peace and goodwill. Yeah!

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    • The noise from Bastion Point stopped at around sunrise. All quiet now.
      Tomorrow is the big kite-flying festival at Bastion Point, which is a lot of fun for the kiddies. My neighbor’s 2-year-old is all excited about it.

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      • If Matariki was an age-old and/or widespread traditional Maori celebration, there would be numerous records of it taking place in the journals and other writings made in New Zealand in the 19th Century.
        Maori (and non-Maori) academics in the last century would have understood the importance of cataloging ethnic culture now that they had English and a system of academic writing. They would have recorded all aspects of Maori culture and practices they had access to, to record these for posterity.
        If we can find no record of Matariki lore in the literature of the 19th and 20th Century scholars, then it is possible that no such tradition exists and that it is a modern political fabrication.

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          • Interpretations are strongly politically motivated.
            It’s a way to put words into the mouth of the source text that the original author may never have intended.

            All interpretations must be subject to scrutiny and review.

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        • As I understand it Matariki is the start of the Maori calendar year known as the Maramataka. It is based on lunar cycles & the rural Maori used to take it seriously when planting & fishing.

          Maori, prior to the arrival of the Europeans, had no way of accurately measuring the length of the days so something had to define the start of the year. The first sighting of Pleiades heralded the start of the new year & set the Day One.

          The celebration we’re witnessing today has very little to do with kumara planting & much to do with ramming Maori culture down our throats.

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          • Colour me surprised I was unaware of Maori having a calendar. I thought they did not even have a written language, obviously I have been not believing of this culture as a learned one. I even thought that they had not invented the wheel etc etc etc before the European arrived, silly me. They were so obviously brilliant/////////

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            • Yep. No written language. The entire lore of a hapu or iwi was entrusted to the memory cells of a tohunga & his hangers-on via chants & carvings as memory joggers. The older they were the more revered they became & we all know what age does to our memories. Never mind. They could always make it up as they went & no-one would dare challenge them.

              Exactly the same process is used to justify claims under the Treaty. Ever played a game of Chinese Whispers?

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              • Tomorrow all the maori are going to be busy with their digging sticks turning sod and getting ready to plant the kumera. Then head down arse up actual doing the planting.
                They might need a week off after that to get over work.//////////

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  1. Another hate filled rant by a known Racist who denigrates white New Zealanders who do not embrace the recently found Native New Year, something no one knew existed until Cindy the Coward of the Country, came along. He says:

    “In a country of such incredibly rich and deep cultural history, In a country of such incredibly rich and deep cultural history, Pākehā, our Tiriti co-signatories, seem to be the most reluctant to embrace what is there for the sharing. Maybe it’s guilt, maybe it’s a misplaced superiority; maybe they’re just caught in the spandex-tight grip of monoculturalism.

    Well for the non thinking, offensive person, that Mr Maxwell is, let me put it clearly for him.

    The reason “Pakeha” which I guess he means skeptical white trash like me do not embrace this newly found Native New year is because it is made up bullshit. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Natives knew of Matariki before they became Maori in about 1240 AD. There is no evidence they knew about it after that until Cindy and Professor Rangianehu Matamua came along in 2022. After all, the Professor only dreamed up Matariki in 2016, while sitting at his desk and traditional Native stone Telescope.

    Maybe Mr Maxwell should explain why I and other European New Zealanders should bow down to a mythical Maori God, one of whom I neither have any interest in, or could give a shit about.

    “Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars known to Western astronomers as the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus. Matariki is a shortened version of Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea, “the eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea”.

    As long as my arse points to the ground, I will have no interest in this 2016 concocted and recently made up, Native New Year.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/300926544/finding-unity-connections-pizza-in-a-multicultural-celebration-of-matariki

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  2. We could ignore this virtue signalling altogether and celebrate Pleiades from Ancient Greek times and google the way they celebrated. I have a feeling we won’t get to see the 7 sisters as it will be too cloudy. Isn’t that a terrible shame///////// All you working people enjoy your day off at an incredible financial cost to the country. But that is ok cause we are so financially stable at the moment according to the robbers son///////
    Have a good day, and be careful out there, you never know who will be out to get ya.

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    • It would be nice if Maori celebrations of Subaru could wait until after sunrise. (But I guess you can’t see the stars at that hour.)
      I am grateful that no electronic sound amplification is being used. (That would be cultural appropriation.)

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      • Same with Nissans. Luv em.
        I have had 5 I think and they go and go and then keep going. Best one I had or rather 2 were Nissan ciefero’s station wagon. Went all over the country towing a caravan
        sold it at 345k because it wasn’t work spending money fixing.
        The annoying thing was that LED in the speedo. Went out in its early life and I wasn’t bothered to replace it until it just wouldn’t get thru the warrant.
        Never used the speedo anyway unless I really needed to and then I could see the needle anyway, but no warrant. The second one is still driving around over on the island here. No warrants needed.
        The really neat thing about them was that the back hatch window opened upwards so I could pout long items in them. Been known to have 6 meter tracks out the left front window tied to the mirror and out the back. Better than a van.

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    • Funny though RT, Toyota do not agree with you as Subaru works closely with Toyota and designs much of Toyota’s products. Even the Toyota GR86 Sports Car is designed and specifically built for Toyota by Subaru and marketed also by them as the Subaru BRZ. Both companies have very close ties.

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      • Toyota also work with BMW on the last supra, they have also had a partnership with Yamaha since the late 70’s, the 86/BRZ as far as im aware from a mate that used to work at a Toyota dealer when they came out that its a mix and match from both company’s, cant remember the exact details but its a Subaru engine with Toyota fuel injection and gearbox, Toyota brakes, Subaru suspension and both companies had different interior and lights for them so they could be told apart, the new supra is just a hard top Beemer with a different badge or so it looks

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      • TAH They all do it ,most of the early twincam Toyota performance engines were designed by Yamaha and if I remember correctly a large amount of the cylinder heads were made by Yamaha.
        Badge engineering has been going on for decades ,the Europeans are renowned for it and that’s probably why their products are such high maintenance unreliable crap.

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      • Interesting discussion. While I like Nissans I have also had a good run with Mazda’s and the new one that are 50/05 seem to be liked by the ladies.

        But the car you never hear about are the hondas.
        You never hear a bad word about them but people that own them love them.

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    • My 2006 Forester (NZ new; not an import) has 318,000 km on it. Oil and petrol consumption are still within specification. There is a little oil weep from the head gaskets but no oil in the cooling system. My mechanic has advised me to leave well enough alone. I will probably replace the vehicle if it has a major breakdown, since it is only worth a couple of thousand dollars at the most. I like it like an old pair of shoes. (Eventually it will wear out.)

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        • All the modern 4WD are cursed with CV transmissions. I don’t think they can handle long over-laden first-gear mountain climbs without overheating.
          I am not a fan of CVT in vehicles that must pull heavy loads or climb mountain 4WD tracks fully loaded.
          I bought my Forester at 237,000 km in late 2015. I drive it about 10,000 km per year. I don’t commute. Petrol is the biggest single expense. It does about 10 km per liter.

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      • 318,000 km
        So approx $45,000 of petrol tax (approx) in the last 16 years.

        We thank you for your contribution to making waka huhu bug’s roads bedder and bedder.

        Oh wait, where did that tax go….
        Amendment.
        The maori elite would like to thank you for you contribution to them for their extra suffering during convid, and the money you provided the elite in their time of greed.
        Happy MAtaRiki to you and may the maori Gods smile upon you,
        Any further contribution to Our Gods, and the taniwha under the the Purewa Bridge, is welcome 🙂

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  3. The government passed a special order in council to allow burning of flood related rubbish in the Napier / Hastings airshed.
    But for the Māori day on Saturday the fire service and councils are allowing fires all along the beachfront.

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    • I once belonged to a book club and one of the women gave in a book of Helens speaches. That was IT for me, I said I was too busy to attend any more. So I think she could be taking the liarbor party’s books still. have no contact with those people any more. I could not think of anything worse than dear leaders book, but it could be once its in the $1.00 book sale be a good joke gift???????

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  4. Happy matariiki!!!!!!!
    What ever would we have done had maori not changed their mind several times about what matariki means. Thank god they decided to invent new years in the middle of the year.

    How many traditional maori new years celebrations will be underway today?
    Ram raids
    Shooting
    Stabbing
    Kidnapping
    Baby/toddler killing

    Im also curious as to the length of queues at the traditional maori food suppliers. Kfc and maccas, do they have a matariki menu yet?

    What a load of fucking bullshit, stupid boy ignores it all and declares it just another day. I refuse to participate in this shit so im gunna go to work today, standard rates too its not a holiday in my book so i wont charge double time today. Fuck this maori bullshit day they can shove it up their fucking arse.

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  5. Hooton provides a A-Grade bitch-slapping for Ardern. She really is a vomit-inducing flake.

    Matthew Hooton: Dawn raids failure – a new low for government incompetence and cynicism
    OPINION


    “In more than 30 years working in and around politics, I thought I’d seen every extreme of incompetence, cynicism and indifference. It has left me deeply sceptical of governments’ tendency to achieve anything, tell the truth, or care about either.

    KiwiBuild quickly won the Ardern Government the gold star as New Zealand’s most incompetent, but mostly, it was assumed to mean well.

    Labour better hope the public accepts that abject incompetence alone explains its failure to stop dawn raids after its 2021 apology to the Pacific community. The alternative is that it also wins first prize for cynicism and indifference.

    The 2021 apology was always a bit suspect. Apologies for Treaty of Waitangi breaches are written into legislation, passed by Parliament, usually unanimously, and signed into law by the Sovereign or their representative, the Governor-General.

    When ministers then visit marae to read the apology on behalf of the Crown, they do so with the mandate of Parliament and the force of the law.

    The 1970s dawn raids may not have the same constitutional importance as Treaty breaches, but they represent a similar and more recent stain on New Zealand’s history as the poll tax on Chinese immigrants from 1881 to 1944.

    Helen Clark took her 2002 apology for the poll tax seriously.

    It was delivered on Chinese New Year at Parliament, before two years of discussions with the descendants of those who paid the tax on the best form of reconciliation.

    On Chinese New Year 2003, Clark announced that as many as possible of the names of those who paid the tax had been recovered and published.

    In 2004, she confirmed the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust would be set up with a taxpayer seed grant of $5 million to preserve and promote Chinese New Zealand history, raise awareness of early Chinese settlers’ contribution to the country’s development, and support Chinese New Zealand language and culture. It continues to thrive today.

    Clark also announced new school resources to tell the stories of Chinese settlers, and that a significant Chinese heritage site in Central Otago would be preserved.

    The then-Prime Minister managed to make the apology and reconciliation process more about the Chinese community than herself.

    Most importantly, her Government didn’t then introduce a new poll tax on immigrants from China.

    Ardern’s dawn raids apology was meant to be based on Clark’s poll tax effort.

    In contrast with Clark’s relatively low-key approach, Ardern herself was the very centre of attention at the dawn raids apology, given not at Parliament, but in the Auckland Town Hall.

    Almost Christ-like, Ardern bore with dignity and fortitude what, based on Pacific culture, was meant to be a ritual and purifying humiliation on behalf of us all. Both the ceremony and Ardern looked terrific on TV that night.

    Just over $3m was announced for scholarships and fellowships for Pacific people in New Zealand and for training grants for young leaders from Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Fiji.

    As with the poll tax, there were announcements about gathering and preserving historical accounts and producing school resources.

    “May this,” Ardern proclaimed, “help future generations gain knowledge and understanding that will help them ensure the mistakes of the past are not ever repeated again.”

    Earlier, she had tutored the Press Gallery that the dawn raids were “really dehumanising” and “really terrorised people in their homes”, creating “deep wounds”.

    They were something “we just would not do today, and have not done for many, many years”.

    Her Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, said those directly affected “continue to struggle with the emotional harm from those past events, and many experience post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]”.

    “Trust was broken,” he said, “and what this apology is about, first and foremost, is restoring trust [and] building confidence in the next generation.”

    It would, he declared, help Pacific people “reclaim and restore their mana, to cope with PTSD and to move forward with dignity and a sense of confidence in their future wellbeing”.

    Ardern promised the apology would be made “in such a way that it’s meaningful”.

    “You know,” she intoned, “it’s one thing to stand and issue words, but it’s another to really demonstrate the deep sorrow that does exist for the harm that this policy caused many years ago.”

    Nevertheless, the then-Prime Minister quickly ruled out ACC support for those suffering from PTSD and was confident the apology wouldn’t help those wanting to sue the Crown.

    Despite the fine words from the speechwriters and the beautiful TV images they generated, we learned this week that dawn raids continued right through Ardern’s prime ministership.

    Not a single person in Ardern’s office ever bothered to check if dawn raids were still happening and order that they be stopped. Nor did then-Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi, who retired from Parliament soon after to controversially become a lobbyist.

    It was nearly two years after the apology that Faafoi’s successor, Michael Wood, finally sent the necessary order to officials. That was only after media reports of ongoing dawn raids, and just weeks before his resignation for undisclosed shareholdings.

    Former Solicitor-General Mike Heron KC and barrister Jane Barrow were appointed to investigate.

    While conceding that Ardern hadn’t mentioned the ongoing dawn raids under her watch, they found it was reasonable for Pacific people to assume her apology meant they would cease, or at least be exceptional.

    They agreed with Pacific leaders that “an apology for behaviour, aspects of which continue after the apology, does appear to ring hollow”.

    It is incomprehensible that a Government could be so incompetent as to make such an historic apology without bothering to check whether dawn raids were still occurring and ordering them to stop. An alternative is that the Ardern regime reached hitherto unknown levels of cynicism and indifference in not even caring.

    There were, after all, good pictures on TV. Surely that was enough?

    Ardern finished her apology by saying it was her “sincere hope” that it would “go some way in helping the Pacific youth of today know, with certainty, that they have every right to hold their head up high, and feel confident and proud of their Pacific heritage”.

    “May my words today,” she purred, “be received in the spirit of humility that I convey them.”

    There are two upsides. Ardern and Faafoi are at least no longer in Parliament, and Wood will surely follow when Labour works out that his idiocy cost them a third term.

    More importantly, the Pacific youth Ardern purported to address so humbly and sincerely have at least learned never to rely upon a politician’s promise.”

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  6. This post is from a paywalled Herald interview with Marc Ellis. He’s off to Italy to live. He gives his take on NZ culture at the moment. Incidentally the place in Italy he’s moving to is featured on Windows Screensaver. Looks like a stunning destination.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/marc-ellis-on-why-hes-leaving-nz-rugbys-problems-razor-and-world-cup-concerns/CSULXAD3CRARTL3ZTHWGJ22G5A/
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    ”Italy has become a big part of your life

    I’d like to get Italian citizenship – I’m going through the process now. Then I’ll be off [to live there].
    I certainly think New Zealand’s finest days are behind it. We’re not at our peak. You don’t feel the same vibe or energy any more.
    New Zealand feels as if it is being pulled apart at the seams. I thought we were egalitarian and unified but some people who feel slightly disenfranchised use that to exacerbate rifts for political reasons.
    There is the cost of living problem and it has become a heavy place – it’s not the New Zealand of five years ago to me.
    I’m among the more fortuitous people… but you get twice the product at half the price in Europe. It’s incredible really – it should be the other way around.
    I’ve bought a place in Liguria up north, it’s cheap as chips, the water is 30 degrees, the people are happy and there’s gorgeous food at reasonable prices. Fantastic. I go about half a dozen times a year.”

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  7. There’s an old man and an old lady driving down the highway. The old lady is driving. They get pulled over.( probably going too slow they’re old) The officer comes up to the window, knocks and says “Ma’am I need to see your license and registration”
    The old lady replies “ Huh? Wha.. what did he say”
    Hey husband yells “ He needs your license and registration!”
    She replies” Oh ok” and gives it to the officer.
    He looks at her ID and says “ oh y’all are from Montana? I been to Montana once! I once had the worst piece of ass in my life in Montana!”
    The old lady turns to her husband and says “Wha.. what did he say?”
    And her husband yells “ He said he knows ya!”

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  8. In this short clip a French Muslim tells a reporter what they have planned for France. You won’t see this on MSM. And a hint…in the new France snails won’t be served. Champaign will be a distant memory. And Christians will have short lifespans.

    It once again underscore why NZ must be careful when vetting Muslims to live in this country. Not that vetting will do much good in the long run. The murderous idiot who committed the Christchurch massacre did NZ a huge disservice. Muslims in this country are now beyond reproach, while our intelligence agencies focus their resources in the wrong direction.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2XbJ4uk3Dc

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  9. Here’s the problem with getting tough on crime in NZ… they aren’t getting tough on crime.

    ACT policy for attacking workers and first responders.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/493663/act-promises-tougher-sentences-for-attacks-on-workers

    Now here’s the UK policy for those attacking first responders. It should be remembered the UK is a very woke country. Even they can do better than us.

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/sep/15/maximum-jail-term-attacking-emergency-workers-doubled

    The said, ACT is a country mile ahead of any other NZ political party when it comes to judicial reform. Should we be thankful for small miracles?

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    • Are you sure they were not on the Rigel star, a real left footer,?

      As many maori can not see the Pleiades Subaru winter rising.

      All of a bit of Puanga of mythology like “Star Wars”

      To be guided to plant Kumara, when many of the maoris in Northland & other parts of NZ could not see the Pleiades rising at this acclaimed time.!

      All a part of “brown-washing” a religiosity into mythology to bring about further controls.

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  10. …..Leaders of a Hollywood’s actors union have voted to join screenwriters in the first joint strike in more than six decades, shutting down production across the entertainment industry after talks for a new contract with studios and streaming services broke down……

    Well that ought to be an improvement after the dross from hollyweird in the last ten years.
    Esp Disney.

    Oceans 8, remake of Ghostbusters, failing woke star wars franchise, wokeness itself , Wakanda, Bree Larsen,

    …ah hell, just ask the Critical Drinker !

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  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m54Rzm4fPZk
    Sacrificing the Poor to NOT Save the Planet | Robert Bryce | EP 375

    Jordan B Peterson

    Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Robert Bryce discuss the topics from his latest book, “A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations,” the current audacity of the zero-emissions agenda, its effects on the developing world, the feasibility of coal and nuclear power, the catastrophic problems related to wind and solar power, and the positive vision for the future we can all share, should our institutions finally drop the doomsday narrative. …

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  12. Waiting For ‘Buyers To Come’: Unsold Electric Vehicles Piling Up In Car Dealerships, Says Report

    In second quarter 2023, the average inventory for electric vehicles (EVs) topped more than 92,000 units on the ground at dealer lots, according to the 2023 Cox Automotive Mid-Year Review presentation. This is up 342 percent compared to second quarter 2022.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/waiting-buyers-come-unsold-electric-vehicles-piling-car-dealerships-says-report

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    • lectric cars for the average consumer ??

      A big con.
      Not as large as the Convid CON , but substantial enough.

      It just shows most (?) people are gullible and defer from questioning authority.

      If you question the covid stories (from the POT) AND you question the tranny shit currently being pushed AND you question the even bigger climate bullshit then you are in the minority.

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  13. We live in strange times. Martin Bradbury notes that “Hell Pizza, the Pizza brand best known for not being Pizza Hutt and Dominoes, has decided on the most bizarre marketing campaign ever”.

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2023/07/14/is-hell-pizza-about-to-have-a-bud-lite-moment/

    After watching Target, Bud Lite, Spark & Vodaphone rushing like lemmings off the cliff of corporate suicide it seems a little careless to let woke ad agencies destroy your business with another idiotic campaign.

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  14. Media Insider: TVNZ forecasts $15.6m loss; Survivor – the NZ media industry edition; Murray Deaker’s return; Tributes for Sky TV video editor after untimely death

    Why is TVNZ’s profit set to suddenly plunge? How other media firms are faring; Respected Sky TV broadcast editor’s untimely death; Murray Deaker promises to cull PC ‘rubbish’.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/media-insider-tvnz-forecasts-156m-loss-survivor-the-nz-media-industry-edition-murray-deakers-return-tributes-for-sky-tv-video-editor-after-untimely-death/BDII73XWUJEWFOPGSKVOPZ6FJY/

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  15. Female soldiers in Ukraine are wearing ‘huge’ uniforms and suffering yeast infections due to a lack of women’s resources on the frontlines: report

    Women described wearing ill-fitting uniforms and body armor, stumbling in “huge” men’s shoes, suffering a shortage of sanitary pads, and developing health problems due to an inability to properly relieve themselves on the battlefield.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/female-ukrainian-soldiers-suffer-lack-of-womens-resources-report-2023-7?op=1

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  16. Just some of things milked from the NZ taxpayer.

    Володимир Зеленський @ZelenskyyUa
    I met with Mr. Christopher Hipkins, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

    Thank you for your consistent, principled and value-driven support. It is very important that despite the geographical distance, we are extremely close in our understanding of freedom.
    #UkraineNATO33 🇺🇦🇳🇿
    3:42 AM · Jul 13, 2023·
    411.5K Views
    784 Retweets
    43 Quotes
    7,071 Likes

    https://twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1679154155477168129

    For the ones signed up on twitter;– How did the comments flow?

    Where & how much did Zelenskyy milk you Hipkins?.

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    • Here’s one

      “Why didn’t you tag him?

      Did he ask you not to so the people of
      @newzealand
      couldnt see how badly their tax money is being spent?

      @chrishipkins
      you do NOT have a mandate for this.
      3:44 PM · Jul 13, 2023
      And 4 more

      Vinay
      @lal_vinay
      Hipkins gets a call from WEF and says he should contribute so he does. No referendum or nothing. Spend NZ money in NZ.
      Yosef
      @joe_taa
      I’m indigenous Māori from new zealand and I don’t support the war puppets.
      Kuhnt Face
      @Frederi85943689
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      16h
      Im from NZ and this pisses me off, We should tell the prick to f*** off. Unfortunately I don’t imagine any of our political parties telling him to F off no matter who the ruling party is.

      Nikephoros
      @BasileusRhomaio
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      It’s election year here in New Zealand. Chippie doesn’t want another liability to carry. His government is already embroiled in controversies; and after six years, the Labour government hasn’t accomplished any of its election promises. Remember they promised to build 100k houses

      There were 2 wanker supporters there as well.

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    • I’d prefer that we sunk something belonging to the dirty, treacherous French. They effectively declared war on NZ by sinking the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour & to my mind neither has peace been declared nor vengeance extracted.

      I’m no fan of Islam but I’ll rejoice on the day the Muslims burn Paris to the ground.

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        • The French invited the Muslims into their country & it’s no problem of mine that the parasites will kill the host. It may serve as a warning for other Europeans appeasers of Islam. I am, however a nationalistic Kiwi & apart from a few ships lost to German mines in WW1 & WW2 I can’t think of any other attacks on NZ land or waters since 1840.

          The Rainbow Warrior was protesting against the French scum testing nuclear warheads in our backyard. Although the organisation ran off the rails & went Commo later, in 1985 they were protesting our cause.

          France showed its true colours on the night of 10 July 1985. They don’t deserve compassion.

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          • That was 10 July 1985

            A mere 7 months later the NZ goo-mint (Labour) took instructions from the USA (the world’s greatest warmongers post -1960 ) and got their assassin harbour master, Don Jamison, to sink the Mikhail Lermontov by running it onto the rocks under the pretence he was ‘helping them’, like the US helped the people of Vietnam with free herbicides containing 2,4,5-T; like the US helped the people of Iraq with cleaning out the WMDs, and Syria, oh and Libya.///

            The Russians did not retaliate .
            Unlike the warmongers of the USA who used a trumped up incident in the Gulf of Tonkin to escalate their killing ways in Vietnam.

            The French are always going to be weasley pathetic creatures who did not defend their own land in 1939/40 but expected others to do so; them when that was over, rushed straight back to imperialism in Southeast asia, basically setting the path for the US War of Aggression against the peoples of Vietnam.

            The French were complete bastards without peer when it came to colonisation.
            Their behaviour in West Africa today leaves a lot to be desired.
            Their Treatment of the slaves on their plantations in the Caribbean was appalling.
            There is little good one say on the French on any subject.
            Their ingratitude is Olympic Gold level especially De Gaulle towards Britain after all they did for him.

            Desire for their downfall is understandable.

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          • “The French invited the Muslims into their country”
            No the French WEF puppets invited the muzzies not the french people.
            Be careful what you wish for our puppets may yet do the same to us.

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  17. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture declares that “objective, rational, linear thinking,” “quantitative emphasis,” “hard work before play,” and various other values are aspects and assumptions of whiteness.
    (Ref: https://www.newsweek.com/smithsonian-race-guidelines-rational-thinking-hard-work-are-white-values-1518333)

    Let’s unpack that.
    “Objective, rational, linear thinking,” “quantitative emphasis,” “hard work before play,” and various other values..” Sounds very East Asian to me. Certainly a modern Japanese approach to life. I am sure that Indian culture would also value such values.

    Wait a minute!
    Is it possible that “white supremacists” may be the most diverse group in society?

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  18. Confused tourists stop trains between Parnell and Newmarket by encroaching on the train tracks.
    Yer, doncha know the maori signs confused them. The sign of things to come.
    Waka car tyre had better be prepared for courtcases to follow.
    Specially if people are injured or die. It will be them in court like White island.
    Bet they never expected that.

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  19. Did ardern fuck over the maori by having matareki day today on a friday.
    Shit weather, bet it’s fine monda
    Lack of interest today that I have seen ////////
    It’s just an maotri day off. More interst in shop sales.

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    • It is the ancient maori ritual -MDO -as designated by the ancestors

      would have been more useful early Sept.
      I’m sure instead of Subaru day they could have made up some stuff about Ancient Maori Datsun Day – later changed to ancient Maori Nissan Day for their cousins cousins between Formosa and Nippon.
      We are all cousies after all.

      The woke wankers of wellywood swallow any made up shit so why not this story ?

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  20. Nothing to see here. Moving right along. Be interesting to see what comes out of the woodwork now.

    “Justice Minister Kiri Allan has apologised to anyone who has found her behaviour towards them unacceptable.

    ”I will also offer that apology personally to anyone who wants to talk to me individually,” Allan said in a statement released this afternoon.

    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said he met with Allan this morning to discuss her recent leave and allegations made against her.

    She will return to work on Monday and resume her full duties. She will receive “extra coaching to support her to create the positive working environment both of us are committed to”, he said.”

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    • …..to create the positive working environment both of us are committed to”, ….

      and they said Monty Python was funny.
      pales in comparison.
      Ministry of Silly Walks has nothing on Ministry of Kiri Yellin’ Allen

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  21. Heather. 💙💙
    @Pukeko65

    Unbelievable, now this

    Rail update.
    All trains to Wellington have been stopped at Plimmerton as there is apparently a male with a shot gun on the loose on the lines around Porirua.
    Bus transfers in place.

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    • Imagine that scenario if there was only digital currency. A few keyboard strokes to determine how much you pay for electricity. Next will come petrol. Maybe a limit on how much you spend on filling your car up each week.

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  22. Medical experts are urging the Government to “take on” big pharmaceutical companies and stop the advertising of prescription medicines to the public, which they say is wasting the time of doctors and Kiwis needing help.

    Prescription medicine advertising presents a “biased, overly optimistic picture of advertised medicines and prompts patients to request treatments they do not need” according to an open letter from the Council of Medical Colleges in New Zealand (CMC).

    The letter calls on Health Minister Ayesha Verrall to ban direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines (DTCA-PM).

    CMC chair Dr Samantha Murton said the health ministry needs to put the safety of patients ahead of pharmaceutical advertising.

    “For decades, doctors have been concerned that direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines presents a biased, overly optimistic picture of advertised medicines and prompts patients to request treatments they do not need,” Murton said.

    New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries that allow unrestricted advertising of branded prescription medication.

    The signatories to the open letter include Sir Ashley Bloomfield, former PM Helen Clark, Prof Papaarangi Reid, Rob Campbell, Consumer NZ, all 17 New Zealand medical colleges, and others.

    Murton said that banning DTCA-PM could free up overstretched medical professionals by 48,000 hours a year, hours that are currently wasted dealing with queries that come up only because of the advertising.

    “That would be much better spent helping sick Kiwis get better,” Murton said.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/new-zealand-medical-experts-open-letter-on-pharmaceutical-advertising/DJ47MISVQBE7DE63CEJZSD4KTU/

    The signatories to the open letter include Sir Ashley Bloomfield, former PM Helen Clark, Prof Papaarangi Reid, Rob Campbell, Consumer NZ, all 17 New Zealand medical colleges, and others.

    Pity they taken more care to scrutinise the covid product.

    This is just arse covering.
    I f Clark is involved then there is money changing hands as usual. I notice they didn’t include the bitch Ardern.

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