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Tarquin (in the middle), Jimmy-two-mums, and other greens in their first caucus meeting after the election

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  1. “We’ve partnered with mana whenua to ensure that Māori cultural values and perspectives are recognised and integrated into the project. This partnership will continue throughout the project’s development and delivery” says Mr Mutton.”

    This is absolute bullshit to lower the speed limits on State Highway 10. Bugger me, I did not realise the Natives had “Cultural Values” in their Highway Planning, in pre European times, which now, after all this time, must be finely tuned.

    Civil Servants are truly fucked in the head if they expect the public of this country to believe this absolute load of Tripe and Bollocks.

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2307/S00525/first-variable-speed-limit-unveiled-outside-northland-marae.htm

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    • The name is enough to make you think MMMMMMM Mr Mutton????? That is a joke is he named after a sheep? Whaka ke what ever it is is a HUGE FUCKING JOKE to start with let alone Mr Mutton coming along. FFS
      Now I have had met little rave for the morning, I will say, good morning and hope you all have a lovely day but please be careful out there, the pot holes in the roads are enough to swallow you up if nothing else gets ya…. Be safe.

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      • Lizzie, she is a damp, wet day here is the darkest King Country. Pothole Paradise, a place where no one from Whuck A Cartyre has ever ventured.

        One good thing however, I am on the right side of the grass and looking forward to making some Jobsworth’s day miserable. That will be Tuesday’s mission.

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      • Morning Lizzie, hoping the Waikato weather is not miserable again. Yesterday no sun after the fog lifted, cloudy then rain and cold all day.

        Have a good one everybody. Avoid the pot holes and the toxic politicians 🙂

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    • Civil Servants are truly fucked in the head if they expect the public of this country to believe this absolute load of Tripe and Bollocks.

      Not true. The public has bought into this racist bullshit lock stock and barrel. Maybe 10 to 15% of New Zealanders see it for what it is, but the VAST majority either support it, or are too lazy to get off their arses and even raise a voice in opposition.

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  2. Looks like things went really well st the election, must tell Golly and Marama Mugabe to do something about their hair. I’m taking photos on the box brownie for the fund raising callender’s this arvo. Bet you all can’t wait to buy one.

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  3. Morning Troopers.
    Latest Roy Morgan (for what it’s worth). Winnie cracks 5%. Labour down 4.5points, or 15% of votes since last poll. ACT down one which surprises me. DNZ waiting to pounce.

    ROY MORGAN NEW ZEALAND JULY POLL
    National – 33.5 (up 3.5)
    Labour – 26 (down 4.5)
    ACT – 14 (down 1)
    Greens – 9 (down 0.5)
    Maori – 6 (down 1)
    NZ First – 5 (up 2)
    TOP – 4 (up 1)

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  4. A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards .
    The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards .
    The man, who was a priest, said, ” I am a Father . .”
    The little boy replied, “My Daddy doesn’t wear his collar like that.”
    The priest looked up from his book and answered, “I am the Father of many .
    The boy said, “My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two grandchildren and he doesn’t wear his collar that way!”
    The priest, getting impatient, said . “I am the Father of hundreds”, and went back to reading his book.
    The little boy sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over and said, “Maybe you should wear a condom, and put your pants on backwards instead of your collar.”
    🤣

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  5. I see our erstwhile former candidate has joined NZ first. The old silver tongued pensioner is preloading with mentally unstable woman. Think about that.
    .At best they will mop up the hopeless votes from the Nats., which is what winny wants.
    Who is going to work with him?
    Stupid tart knows she will never get elected and will be well down his list. He has whanau to please.

    Just another waka jumper.

    Oh but whinny didn’t like them did he.

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    • COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says the Government cannot spend hundreds of millions of dollars on an Authority and registry but dismiss its failures as inconsequential.

      All that money, and they didn’t put in a simple back end so that email went out to each individual with no other recipients on the TO: or CC: line. And no-one in the organisation, its system planners, system designers, IT people or software people thought to mention it. If I was doing the system we could have done it for an extra $20k and taken the rest of the month off.

      Hundreds of millions?

      They don’t just need resignations, they need an expert auditor in there uncover the fraud and embezzlement. Where did all the hundreds of millions go?

      Every time I see, hear of, or inspect systems that are crap and/or charged for like a wounded bull, I always remember that line out of “Back to the Future”.

      Marty: Doc, you don’t just walk into a store and buy plutonium! Did you rip that off?

      Doc Brown: [waving arms] Of course! From a group of Libyan nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts!

      They wanted me to build them a bomb secure data and email system, so I took their plutonium millions and in turn gave them a shoddy bomb casing cheap computers loaded with Office 365 full of used pinball machine parts! and a cheap freeware database with a fancy front end that two hours to build.

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  6. An Englishman, a German and a Frenchman are good friends and go on a sailing trip in the Caribbean. Unluckily they get caught in storm, the boat is smashed on a reef and they just barely manage to swim to shore.
    They are miles from anywhere, there’s no-one around, the rain is pouring down and the wind is howling. They huddle together on the beach, wet, cold, miserable and exhausted. Eventually Wolfgang gets up and says, “Sehr gut my friends, I shall for rocks and branches looking go and for us a shelter to construct.” Then Thierry stands and says, “Eh bien mes amis, I will search some fruits and some berries and maybe we can eat somesing.”
    They both look down expectantly at Bob who leans back on his elbows and says, “You two can do what you like but I’m not working in these conditions.”

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  7. Party media are running a campaign against Countdown. This was one of the Party approved supermarkets during the lockdowns. Have they not donated enough to the election campaign?

    Previously they could charge what they liked while non Party aligned shops had to throw out millions of dollars worth of food.

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  8. In it for you! Another fail. Labour twats couldn’t run a bath. 🤡💩

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/01/oamaru-hospital-ed-shut-for-15-hours-amid-doctor-shortage/
    Oamaru Hospital’s emergency department closed its doors to patients for 15 hours due to a shortage of doctors.

    In a statement, Waitaki Health restricted inpatient access from 5pm yesterday.

    “Patients requiring an admission will be transferred to Dunedin Hospital during this time,” Waitaki Health said.

    When Prime Minister Chris Hipkins was questioned about the ED closure this morning, he told Breakfast more doctors were needed.

    “We also need to look at how we can take pressure off our emergency departments,” Hipkins said.

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    • waikatogirl@0855

      Re: “We also need to look at how we can take pressure off our emergency departments,” Hipkins said’, which, in translation means ‘All this is a direct result of what was done by Jacinda so it’s NOT my fault at all and I take absolutely NO responsibility for what is occurring now’. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with me!

      The ‘left’ have form in such matters.

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    • We also need to look at how we can take pressure off our emergency departments,

      Umm, ah, der, ah gosh….

      [1] Stop Covid vaccinations.
      [2] Issue a 3 week course of Ivermectin to everyone.
      [3] Along with Cayenne tablets, zinc, vitamin A, B, C, D etc.

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  9. 🚨🚨🚨BREAKING 🚨🚨🚨

    Anyone seeing green shoots in the latest housing figures has probably been smoking them

    🔥The latest data from property website Realestate.co.nz suggests the housing market fell into a hole in July.
    The total amount of stock available for sale on the website climbed to an eight year high for the time of year, even though new listings for the month slumped to a record low.
    So it was probably no surprise that the average asking price also took a tumble.🔥

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/123305/anyone-seeing-green-shoots-latest-housing-figures-has-probably-been-smoking-them

    ⚠️“Data “

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  10. Oxford University researchers have discovered the densest element yet known to science.
    The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
    These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks.
    Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.
    A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.
    Governmentium has a normal half-life of 3 to 6 years.
    It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
    In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
    This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.
    This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass.
    When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many pillocks but twice as many morons.

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  11. Dnz 1% no change since last roy morgan poll and roy morgan is usually generous to minor parties. Oh dear it seems taking a punt on an outsider isnt gunna pay off…. dnz tragics how about you tell us the best greens, TOP or te pati maori policy youre looking forward to?

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  12. Today is 1 August .
    It is horses birthday in NZ to set their year

    On 1 August 2017 the ardern thing became liebour leader.
    12 weeks later it was PM and the wrecking began.

    Lest we forget, comrades, comrades. !

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  13. One too many. Darwin Award

    Tower-climbing daredevil falls to death in Hong Kong
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/01/tower-climbing-daredevil-falls-to-death-in-hong-kong/

    A French man is believed to have fallen to his death from a high-rise residential building in Hong Kong last week, police said, with local media outlets identifying him as daredevil Remi Lucidi.

    Police said a 30-year-old man’s body was found on a patio in the city’s upscale Mid-Levels area. He was believed to have engaged in extreme sports, police said, without identifying him.

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  14. We paid up for the RCR members club last night to support them. It was interesting to see in their advertising email for the club that they have 200,000 listening to RCR. I do not know how they measure it , in the same way I don’t know how they measure the number of listeners for RNZ. But does anyone know how many do listen to RNZ? My guess it would not be many more if they have larger number.
    The Platform and RCR must be putting a big dent in the listener figures for quite a few radio stations.

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    • Rcr @200k? Fark nz has far more nutters and tinfoil hat fuckwits then i thought.
      Bet thats not live listeners, they probs fudge it with replay listeners etc but yup i bet between platform and rcr they shit over pretty much all other radio.

      I know when todayfm went tits up plunket was mocking them as he claimed to have far more regular listeners then todayfm ever did.

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    • Would seem that this is also pushing President Putin in Russia to consider things.
      Is it really the Biden puppet? or really that ghost behind & in & of that Presidential Cabinet.
      Democratic President Biden’s US Secretary of State Blinken:—

      ……….. QUESTION: Your job is all about managing risk.
      Vladimir Putin is threatening nuclear war, and this month we’ve seen the hottest temperatures on this planet on record.
      What is the greater threat to humanity in your mind, war or climate change?

      SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, you can’t, I think, have a hierarchy.
      There are some things that are front and center – the wolf at the door – including potential conflict,-
      but there’s no doubt that climate represents an existential challenge to all of us. …..

      https://www.globalvillagespace.com/nuclear-war-no-worse-than-climate-change-blinken/
      A full transcript of that “Sunday Program”.

      In the meantime Blinken was over here aligning New Zealand, Australia to be in agreement with that Uni-Party Presidential Biden with whatever they spring upon the pawns in the Ukraine & Europe.

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  15. FAT bastard alert. He should be embarrassed! 😲. Hilarious for everyone else 😂

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/01/flyer-stuck-in-first-class-seat-for-three-hours-hoisted-out/
    A “volumetric” passenger could not budge for hours after becoming stuck in his first class seat.

    The British Airways (BA) traveller became wedged in his $14,500 seat after his 6.5-hour flight from Nigeria to Heathrow landed on Saturday.

    Crew members were unable to remove him from his seat, with a BA insider telling The Sun that they “did all they could to calm the man”.

    After three hours of being trapped, emergency services arrived and a door was taken out of the cabin to allow a hoist to lift him out.

    The insider told The Sun: “The passenger was mortified. It’s astonishing because the seats are the most spacious available.

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  16. Righto meat puppets, simps, spruikers and good buggers – I have done the thinking for you.

    ➡️ We need to vote two ticks ACT

    We don’t just need them across the line. We need them to have political power and grow to destroy Notional.

    Any other action is treason and communism.

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  17. Former rugby star accused of selling guns to a gang keeps name secret.

    A former international rugby player accused of supplying guns to the Comancheros gang kept his name secret when he appeared in the Tauranga District Court on Tuesday morning.

    Judge John Walker said he was satisfied “extreme hardship” would result if the man were to be named. He granted interim name suppression until the man’s trial and remanded him on bail.

    The man, who played Super Rugby and also represented New Zealand, faces charges of unlawfully possessing firearms, fraud and making a false complaint to police.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300940568/former-rugby-star-accused-of-selling-guns-to-a-gang-keeps-name-secret

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  18. Released prisoner hits Rebel Sport three times, takes cars, burgles and splashes on stolen credit cards

    A woman on a 7-month crime spree came face-to-face with a home owner’s daughter after jumping out the window to avoid being caught.

    Still holding the stolen goods, she told the girl, “Sorry, it’s for me and my boyfriend” before running off down the street.

    The incident was just one out of 25 that resulted in Roma Lady Te Aho being jailed for three years – a sentence she’s now successfully appealed.

    Te Aho committed 25 offences during her crime spree – including shoplifting, burglary, using other people’s credit cards, stealing cars and hitting a Rebel Sport outlet three times.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/woman-on-prison-release-hits-hastings-rebel-sport-outlet-three-times-takes-cars-burgles-house-and-spends-up-on-stolen-credit-cards/ADRXJGZEYJBUBAT5UXW5P33LRE/

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    • No it’s a man’s fault:

      “ The High Court judgment listed information about Te Aho’s background which had been taken into account in for sentencing her.

      Justice Radich said Te Aho came from an unstable family background involving hardship and drug use, with an “emotionally abusive” gang member for a father.

      “She self-reports having ‘lived poverty’ and needing to offend to survive,” Justice Radich said.

      “Her mother left her father because of his drug use. Her father introduced Ms Te Aho to methamphetamine at around the age of 13,” he said

      “Her most traumatic period was, she said, with her ex-partner, who was ‘patched with the Mongrel Mob, violent, unfaithful, an extreme manipulator and the most horrible, mentally abusive person you could ever meet’.

      “She said that this emotional abuse would make her turn to drugs and offend.”

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  19. Poor wee petal, Labour need a safe space /////////

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/01/national-mp-to-answer-questions-on-threatening-behaviour/
    National MP Tim van de Molen has been referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee after a letter of complaint was made against him over “threatening” behaviour towards a Labour MP.

    1News understands Tim van de Molen “stood over” Labour MP Shanan Halbert which led other MPs to place themselves around Halbert out of concern for his safety.

    Van de Molen said the facts were “contested”.

    “There are differing accounts of what occurred at the conclusion of the committee’s meeting,” Rurawhe said.

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    • It’s bullshit.

      The Nuremberg Code is not law in any country in the world. It was a fabricated law applied retrospectively to persecute and murder Germans. It has never been used since.

      As soon as you hear someone mention it you know your dealing with a nut job.

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      • You might be right from the point of view of the Code not being specifically mentioned in the law, but I think
        Article 118b in the Swiss Constitution does cover the intent of the Nuremberg Code.

        “Art. 118b80 Research on human beings
        1 The Confederation shall legislate on research on human beings where this is required in order to protect their dignity and privacy. In doing so, it shall preserve the freedom to conduct research and shall take account of the importance of research to health and society.

        2 The Confederation shall adhere to the following principles in relation to biological and medical research involving human beings:

        a.
        It is a requirement for any research project that the participants or their legal representatives have given their informed consent. The law may provide for exceptions. A refusal is binding in every case.
        b.
        The risks and stress for the participants must not be disproportionate to the benefits of the research project.
        c.
        A research project involving persons lacking the capacity to consent may be conducted only if findings of equal value cannot be obtained from research involving persons who have the capacity to consent. If the research project is not expected to bring any immediate benefit to the persons lacking the capacity to consent, the risks and stress must be minimal.
        d.
        An independent assessment of the research project must have determined that the safety of the participants is guaranteed. “

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        • Yep it’s not the Nuremberg Code.

          The Code has not been officially accepted as law by any nation or as official ethics guidelines by any association. In fact, the Code’s reference to Hippocratic duty to the individual patient and the need to provide information was not initially favored by the American Medical Association.[14] Katz observes that the Western world initially dismissed the Nuremberg Code as a “code for barbarians, but unnecessary (or superfluous) for ordinary physicians.”

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  20. Remuera gun case: Young Mongols gang associate Brandon Tangi has AK-47 sentence reduced

    An imprisoned Mongols gang associate who was caught in a car park of an upscale Auckland neighbourhood with a loaded AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle – capable of discharging 40 rounds “within a matter of seconds” – has had his sentence reduced on appeal.

    But although Brandon Vincent Tangi’s new sentence is now less than two years – the point at which custodial terms are often substituted with home detention – the appeal judge made it clear an ankle monitor is not in the 22-year-old’s immediate future.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/crime/remuera-gun-case-young-mongols-gang-associate-brandon-tangi-has-ak-47-sentence-reduced/KCRMGT5H5ZD2ZAZEUVPYMHP2FI/

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  21. A box full of genetically modified mosquitos successfully vaccinated a human against malaria in a trial funded by the National Institute of Health

    The study involved about 200 hungry mosquitos biting a human subject’s arm. Human participants placed their arms directly over a small box full of the bloodsuckers.

    “We use the mosquitoes like they’re 1,000 small flying syringes,” said researcher Dr. Sean Murphy, as reported by NPR.

    https://principia-scientific.com/nih-funded-study-just-vaccinated-a-human-using-genetically-modified-mosquitoes/

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  22. Former MP Donna Awatere Huata and her husband, Wi Huata, have been criticised by a judge for using a “vague” claim about tikanga in a bid to delay a hearing that may see them evicted from the land they have occupied for decades.

    The couple have occupied a 17.7ha block of land at Maraekakaho, near Hastings, since 1986.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/300940480/judge-lambasts-couples-vague-and-lastminute-tikanga-bid-to-stay-on-occupied-land

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    • When I lived in England and went to the Wimpy bar for a burger (like Wendys) they would ask
      eat here or takeaway.
      The takeaway had no VAt.
      The ‘Eat here’ was a restaurant meal so attracted VAT.

      It was served on tray anyway so one simply took the VAT free meal to a table and ate sans tax.
      No questions or hassles.

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    • That is a major bit of information. Together with the US Supreme Court decision I linked above plus the increased data on excess deaths I think they will throw someone, high up, under the bus and they will hope that will make the issue go away. If it happens I hope it alot more than one person held to account.

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  23. Went through the 163 comments on the Kiwiblog poll result – not one mention of Democracy NZ. Not gaining any traction at all – much to my disappointment – and not sure what woiud change that.

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    • Theres a few dnz supporters on bfd but thats about all, there were many more on kb and bfd early on when matt had a bit of momentum but now most have accepted the fact this election is too important to waste their vote purely for feel good reasons/ virtue signal.

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      • They need to be pragmatic. If Labour get in again they will double down with their extremism. You can forget complaining about it as that will be a criminal offense. Unelected Maori will run a fair portion of the country. The totalitarianism will be like nothing you could imagine. As will the crime and social rot.

        I think Labours extremism has become normalised in peoples minds. They need to take a step back and look. Things are very very bad.

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  24. TOP want to tax you for owning a home. And tax you hard. A house worth $900k will get taxed $6,750 a year.

    https://taxswitch.nz/

    A land value tax at 0.75% of the value of urban residential land, paid annually.

    Commercial, rural, conservation and Māori land would be excluded.
    Superannuants could opt to defer payment until there is a change in ownership of the property.
    The tax switch is estimated to raise approximately $7 billion p.a. – making our three-part plan fiscally neutral.
    We recognise that a Land Value Tax is a big policy change for a culture and economy based on home ownership. But it’s the right thing to do. Our dysfunctional housing market is slowly separating our country into have & have not’s and holding back our economic potential. We owe it to the generations of Kiwis who come after us, to change it now.

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  25. Ammo if you need it.

    Tonga eruption increases chance of temporary surface temperature anomaly above 1.5 °C

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01568-2

    Dr. Robert Rohde
    The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption was unusually water rich (& sulfur poor), injecting ~150 million tonnes of water into the stratosphere, increasing global upper atmosphere water mass by ~15%.
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1685971656198545408.html

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  26. A Hamilton man who knocked out his partner during an “extreme” domestic assault then made a video of their children laughing and playing on top of her prone body.

    Jade Kaya Tuhua, 42, of Nawton, was jailed for three years, one month and two weeks when he appeared in the Hamilton District Court, after admitting charges of injuring with intent to injure and ill treatment of children.

    Four children aged 1 to 7 were present when Tuhua began arguing with his victim on November 25 last year.

    At one point he punched the woman in her head and she fell to the floor. While she was on the ground unconscious, he kicked her in the arm repeatedly.

    As she slowly regained consciousness, he slapped her in the face and elbowed her in the jaw in an attempt to wake her up.

    But that was not all he did.

    https://www.waikatotimes.co.nz/a/nz-news/350045313/depraved-dad-punches-out-partner-films-children-playing-top-her-unconscious-body

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  27. After looking up the hillside railway workshop crap in reply to vikey i thought id checkout the dunedin hospital progress….
    6 years of labour party progress, as you can see from the 2 photos theyve really pushed the limits with what theyre capable of.
    Photo 1 they got a funky looking half tank and a half buried piece of plastic.
    Photo 2 theyve made some sweet track prints in some dirt.
    The written part tells us theyve managed to crushed some concrete to make a place to sit a piling rig.

    Supposedly this magnificent hospital should be recieving its first patients in 18-20months… yeah nah be lucky if its done by 2030.

    Ardern promised to start construction during labours first term…
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/338008/ardern-raises-stakes-over-dunedin-hospital

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  28. Lauren Dickason trial: Crown psych expert says ‘no evidence’ of insanity, no basis for infanticide defence

    A psychiatric expert says there is no evidence that Lauren Dickason was experiencing psychosis or delusions at the time she allegedly murdered her three little girls.

    While she was depressed – he said – she was not at the severe end of the scale and does not meet the threshold for insanity.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/lauren-dickason-trial-killer-mum-not-insane-crown-says-first-psych-experts-evidence-will-point-to-murder/DQQ7CJNCMFD7XHPGWZZEJ5U43U/

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    • She told the cops that she was jealous of the attention her husband lavished on the kids & felt alienated. She’s a nasty bit of work who deliberately took the lives of three little girls who depended on her.

      But the trial has nothing to do with facts. At the end of the day there are eight women on the jury who will ignore reality & judge her actions on feelz.

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  29. Election 2023: National leaves door open to China funding new New Zealand roads

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/08/election-2023-national-leaves-door-open-to-china-funding-new-new-zealand-roads.html

    Consequences.
    Joining China’s vast Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was an “atrocious” decision, Italy’s defence minister has said, and the issue was how to leave it without damaging ties with Beijing.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jul/31/italy-china-belt-and-road-initiative-atrocious-defence-minister

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  30. Can’t wait to watch Hipkins back himself out of this one.

    “The average New Zealand household would only be $5.63 better off each week if GST was removed from fruit and vegetables while wealthier households would have much more to gain, a Herald analysis shows.

    A tax expert says removing GST from fresh fruit and vegetables could only end up benefiting the highest-earning New Zealanders and corporate companies, rather than those that need it most.”

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    • Inside of three months Foodstuffs & Woolworths will have hiked their markups on fresh fruit & veges to return prices to present levels anyway. It’s a volatile & seasonal market at any time so normal fluctuations will give them cover.

      There was a time when markups were traditional eg 100% on fruit & veg. 25% on most grocery items, 50% on hardware etc. Nowadays with only two big players left in the market it’s a case of charge whatever the dozy housewives will pay while running side circuses on loyalty cards & paper bags vs plastic.

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  31. “Cost sharing”. Taxpayer and ratepayers money being lined up for HB buyout.

    Anger builds over Government’s secret offer to share cost of buying out cyclone-damaged Hawke’s Bay houses
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/08/anger-builds-over-government-s-secret-offer-to-share-cost-of-buying-out-cyclone-damaged-hawke-s-bay-houses.html

    “People are feeling gutted, people are feeling quite high levels of despair. People are giving up.” Credits: Newshub

    Frustrations are spilling over in Hawke’s Bay as the Government’s offer to share the cost of buying out cyclone-damaged houses remains shrouded in secrecy.

    Councils aren’t allowed to say what the offer is until it’s been unanimously agreed upon by all five of them.

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    • I don’t know what is going on wg but there are many pissed off people.
      I don’t trust the government and the involvement of Finlayson in negotiations is a real worry.
      If they buy out properties I would say iwi are in the background hoping to grab good land from the crown.
      It is interesting that it is often people who do not work their land that want out.
      They don’t have the connection , the affinity with the land.
      There is immense dissatisfaction with the land categorisation that has been used. Essentially it is based on height above sea level.
      Personally I think it is the wrong approach.
      Many issues and no rational attempt to analyse.

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  32. A former head boy and promising rugby player has been sentenced to home detention for his role as a drug runner for the Comancheros.

    Lemeki Namoa​ felt pressure to be the “golden boy” and fell into camaraderie with some gang members when his semi-professional rugby contract wasn’t renewed, the court heard.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300742389/home-detention-for-golden-boy-rugby-player-who-ran-drugs-for-comancheros#:~:text=A%20former%20head%20boy%20and,t%20renewed%2C%20the%20court%20heard

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  33. Two Guys in their Mid-Twenties, are sitting at a Bar having a Beer.
    One of the guys says to his buddy, “Man, you really look tired.”
    His Buddy says,
    “Dude, I’m exhausted. My Girlfriend wants Sex all the time, three, four, even six times a night, every night.
    She wakes me up at all hours. I just don’t know what to do”..???
    A fellow about 70, sitting a couple of stools down overheard the conversation.
    He looked over at the two young Men and with the Wisdom of Years says…
    “Marry Her. That’ll put a Stop to all that Nonsense”…! 😂

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  34. Jack and Jill went up a hill to smoke some marijuana.

    Jack got high and touched Jill’s thigh and said “I know you wanna.”

    Jill said yes, took off her dress and they had some fun.

    But silly Jill forgot her pills and now they have a son.

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