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  1. Third time lucky!

    A comment from Kiwi Blog.

    Tomtoddy

    A farmer, in his fifties, known to me, committed suicide last week. It is not an isolated incident, sadly. He found the pressure too much. He just couldn’t cope any more with everything crowding in on him from all directions.

    With farm prices down he was facing a financial loss. The processors of his products are spending megabucks on reducing emissions. Lower payouts. His end customers around the world have less to buy his goods because they are being taxed and forced to spend more reducing their emissions. Their governments are facing inflation, increased regulations, pressure from green groups, money grubbing scientists faking data and entitled kids who march against something they know nothing about.

    At home, a wet autumn and winter made day to day work difficult. There was a time when he felt he was a valued member of the community, contributing to his community and country. Now all he sees is criticism. “Farmers have ruined our rivers”, “dairy is spoiling the environment”, “farmers produce half our emissions and are doing nothing to reduce them”, “farmers need to change to regenerative farming”, “farmers must adapt or die”, and so it goes on.

    Government regulations keep coming, council keeps making new rules, more taxes, new forms to fill out, meetings to attend to be told the change, fix, pay more, adapt, more time in the kitchen doing growing paper work, higher costs in rates, levies, fees. Threats of new taxes. Diesel price gone through the roof – doubled. Fertiliser up again – 45%. Farm inflation running high – 13% and rising. Interest cost up again. Bank wants debt reduced faster. Can’t find good labour any more.

    Neighbouring farms going into trees – 50,000 hectares in 2021. District population falling. Threatening and expensive RMA changes, district plan changes with new rules, regional council regulations, drones sneaking around inspecting, biodiversity claims, controls on fertiliser use, SNA’s and new regulations on water, wintering stock, Iwi SASM claims with unknown implications. The appears to be no end to the pressure.

    Regulators need to stop. At all levels. We are killing our best, most reliable golden egg laying goose by strangulation.

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      • Winter 2015 was a tough one down here as it was almost as wet as now and very low payout making it very challenging for farmers
        Id just moved to a new district and through winter and calving there was a farmer suicide every few weeks, was 3 in total within 20min drive of our farm and another couple around the wider area.
        The dispair mustve been terrible to get to that point, its just money at the end of the day but thing is with farmers when they go to the wall they dont just lose “a farm” they lose their career, home, lifes work etc all in one hit.

        The current weather conditions and market conditions arent ideal and challenging enough but most farmers can get through that, its all the bullshit regulations and massive cost thats strangling the industry and the final nail in the coffin for farmers on the edge.

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      • The comments on kiwiblog are often more enlightening than the articles. Except they have swallowed the pro Ukraine anti Russian propaganda like the pro Covid propaganda. Hopefully the commentators wake up like they did with the covid response. Thanks for posting that Webwrat.

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    • Sums things up well.
      Same for growers. More and more and more rules and regulations for nothing except control and in the end corporates takeover.
      Been fighting it for years but watch people cave in thinking they are doing the right thing.
      NN and Seeless are part of the movement.

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    • On 1 January 2020 there were three big overseas funds earners in ao tear zooland.

      1. Farming exports -both Hort and ag plus silviculture; 2. tourism; 3. oversea students.
      Each has their upside and their downside.

      Convid killed off two of these.
      The climmy bullshit is being used to kill off the third.

      There should be a fourth overseas funds earner – mineral extraction – but that either has never got off the ground – out of the ground – or has been killed with the climmy change battering ram.
      This is not accidental.
      It is malicious damage.
      NZ has too many sheeple that swallow bullshit.
      With glee.
      Whether It is rogernomics, convid, or climate or ‘the latest thing’
      They love to follow.

      I am appalled at how many apparently intelligent people swallow the climate crap and regurgitate it on demand.
      NZ has always had a fragile economy with a mini boom in the 1950s for the demand for wool created by yet another american war- the Korean war. A couple of years of goods times. That is about all.

      NZ ambled along selling food to england for 100 years. Then england untethered as they wanted to play with the Europeans instead of doing war with them.
      NZ standard of living declined. Then along came rogering douglas with unproven economic theory from the Frankfurt school and wiped out massive number of jobs.
      300,000 jobs. In a country of 3 million.
      It was early 2000s when NZ recorded positive economic growth and that was from dairy exports after a 15 year painful realignment.
      Now that is under attack.

      NZs worst enemy is usually its own government.
      In the 1990s the bolger gnats unleashed the RMA and a form of economic and social sabotage by allowing leaky homes to be built. By 2013 this alone had the same impact on people and property as the CHC earthquakes circa 2010.
      Without the recognition.’

      Saboteur johnny keys came up with a stupid 25/25/50 plan for leaky homes – a problem created by notional – that had no real uptake.
      keys economic miracle from the great jewish banker was to import people. From the third world. Esp Uber drivers; gas station attendants and liquor store clerks from India.
      they were innovative…. a little bit. You could get a driver’s licence for $400 without ever having a clue how to drive.
      all sanctioned and ignored like the UK ignored Rotherham.
      This raised total economic GDP while lowering GDP per capita.
      Key did fuck all good.

      Concurrently he rushed through with no real plan the merger of the Auckland councils with a multi year stalling of house building as there was no unitary plan.
      No new houses for the immigrants to live.
      It was 6 years before there was a plan
      https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/unitary-plan/history-unitary-plan/Pages/history-auckland-unitary-plan.aspx
      Key was gone by then.
      They have after 13 years only just coordinated rubbish collection. So rushed and fucked up was the merger.
      That was economic sabotage by the WEF globalist cunt/Rep J. keys.
      Rodney hide of ACT – lied through his teeth as well. Long story.

      NZers cling to doom like shit to a blanket.
      They wallowed in convid misery and fear porn.
      It took them two years to wake up to the con. Most are still not awake but the lockdowns and lockouts were starting to wear through .
      They love the climate shit – If NZ sank into the sea today it would make negligible difference to ‘the weather’ in the world.
      But they are good sheeple and think they make a difference by having to purchase non-plastic bags to put their carrots into.

      You are surrounded by sheeple who are content to eek out a living so long as they can get their big screen teevee from the Warehouse ; or Noel Leeming (Warehouse owns NL; so same thing)
      They will read a biased article in the sunday papers and sigh in disconnected sadness at the suicide of a farmer .
      Then later go to the supermarket ( a place that screws farmers) and uses their recycle bags to put their carrots into and feel they are saving the planet coz the media told them so.
      You are not going to educate this lot. Not with real knowledge.

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      • No sadly you are never going to educate the masses. All they care about is” I am alright Jack and as for the rest I really don’t care.” As long as they can buy take outs each evening and don’t need to access the health system apart from the Emergency department and who cares what is going on in schools most don’t even bother going so WTF. New Zealanders have an attitude of not caring about their fellow man at all.

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        • After deep sixxing the over-woke crap known as netflix I joined amazon Prime a few months ago.
          A few series like Bosch and Goliath to catch up on.
          I use a 5 metre HDMI cable from my laptop to the teevee monitor.
          The google chrome went all shitty a few years ago and does not work like how it did in 2015.
          Severely degraded by the big tech mob. Netflix played silly buggers with connecting to competitor Chrome. $30 for a 5 metre cable. Back to 2010 tech solution.
          The sound comes from the teevee unit. A 40 inch one I think. Pretty old now. Works.
          But as far as any broadcast teevee is concerned I cut the cable in 2018 after the Comm games.
          It was hopeless by then. Can watch youtube, adysee and other vids by same method.

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    • Being a townie I’m not up to date on the regulations being forced on farmers but yesterday I saw a link to the regs on “farm water plans’. Any one with 20ht or more will have to have a plan for the farm on how it handles water and it will be audited.

      So another gravy train for consultants and more massive (and unnecessary) bills for farmers and growers. Then the lefties moan about the cost of living crisis and food in particular. The inmates are running the acylium !!!!

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    • If theyre going to ignore the issue then take the issues to them!
      This is the culture wars after all so why not get a bit rowdy a d force these scum politicians to take not. Being loud, public nuisance, bullying is how the noisy minority of mentally ill gender freaks got their way, now theyre shitty their tactic is being used against them.

      Hope these folk start interupting luxtard on the issue as well, bit of heckling will do him well and may get a message through his thick bald head. Luxtard will only change his tune if negative stuff starts threatening the vote.

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      • If this jumped up little Ginga Prick needs protection from te Pig, then he has asked for it through his actions, the actions of the Labour Party and his and their lying, dishonesty and manipulation of the people and the country over the last 6 years.

        The people have had enough and even te Pig can’t save the Ginga Liar and his fellow travelers now.

        Personally, I hope this election gets very noisy, their walkabouts where they seek the adoration of the swooning public, gets very messy and that they get the message delivered to them, that they don’t want to hear, like never before. Justice is best done at a Political meeting and walkabout where it is served up by a disgruntled mouth.

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        • If the bitch and her labor party friends, hadn’t stuffed NZ and locked all the people down and pissed us all off, naybe we would still be like it was in the old days!
          But no they went all nasty. Sures them right!

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          • Yep Sooty, blame the right all Labour likes, but they obviously don’t understand Bert Einstein’s Law of Relativity. Push to hard one way and it comes back the other to clock you in the non thinking head, just at the point where they don’t like it.

            Here, on the 14th October, endeth Labour’s lesson.

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    • It’s called DEMOCRACY fuckwits. Hope Labour gets seriously rattled by this bunch. As far as Sue Grey goes, I disagree with much of her policies, but she is one of the few ethical lawyers/politicians out there. Labour can’t stand the fact that Polynesians and some Maori won’t be told what to do…. (She warned the Parliament Protestors the day before the Stasi Mob moved in that something big and bad was going to happen the next day, and that people should consider leaving especially if they were elderly or had children. Where she got her intel from I don’t know, but she was spot on).

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  2. Cheer up
    An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs,

    “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car – NOW!”

    The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee, and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat.

    A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into her own car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The Sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing! He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.

    No charges were filed.

    Moral of the story? If you’re having a senior moment…make it memorable

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  3. I’ve just tested positive for COVID. Symptoms began on Friday. I’ll isolate until next Wednesday.
    This is no worse than a cold. I’ve had worse flu bouts than this. Certainly not worth destroying economies over.
    Let your immune system do its job, rather than overriding it with mRNA treatments.

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  4. I always start my day with a look through the Breitbart headlines and read the odd comments etc on any stories of interest. I find this gives me a bit of knowledge on various things that are happening around the world and gives me confirmation most days that America is stuffed and its demise is now only a matter of time, its corruption is now obviously apparent in just about all areas.
    I do like the comments though, very righty and usually with a good healthy touch of humour.
    How about this one – an an unidentified man jumped 750 feet from the roof of a Manhattan hotel late Thursday and was pronounced dead at the scene in Columbus Circle. “He hit the hotel’s glass awning on the way down, and his body split in half, sources said,” the article stated. “A cop at the scene said that the man was wearing pajama bottoms, a print T-shirt and slippers,” the newspaper reported, adding one of the building’s workers said the marquee cut the man in half.

    Some comments:
    Breaking:
    DNC says he’s qualified to receive two ballots.
    The strange thing, his driver’s license had his height at 6-feet tall. The autopsy report had him listed at 3-feet and 3-feet.
    Did he get a cut rate.
    He worked at the roof top bar, but he wasn’t a bouncer.
    Bet he doesn’t have the guts to try that again.
    The cops said it was the worst case of cut in half they’d ever seen.
    It’s a terrible story, no matter how you slice it.
    The clean up crew said it was a real pane in the butt.
    Official cause of death: Covid.
    Most certainly… it was the new variant for sure!
    Good news tho, they can probably get by with a shorter coffin
    Half price.
    it was a split decision.
    Rest in pieces.
    He had to split!
    He misunderstood the gravity of the situation.
    a clear cut case
    He’s half the man he used to be.
    A man jumped 750 feet to his death from the roof of a five-star Manhattan hotel on Thursday night, according to police. The man was cut in half…
    The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.< <<< Really?
    S
    Ah, there are 2 sides to this story.Sounds like he had a split personality to me
    When will they indict Trump for murder in this case?
    No more golf for him, that was his last slice.
    He should’ve gotten a second opinion on jumping….if he was still alive, he could now.

    So, now I am ready to start the day.

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    • Then there was the Humboldt Current, going up the western side of South America, Mexico, California. that also flexed and changed.

      I recall that at some stages the fishing & the marine life density was amazingly unreal.
      They have gone though stages of major fishing to major collapse & so the cycle continues.
      It made New Zealand seas seem like an ocean desert.

      Has it been taken over by computer modelling to be worked in for another agenda.

      https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/environment/961878/cold-tongue-pacific-ocean-cool-patch-climate-change

      The conjecture, modelling, will be another alarmism for Climate Change, as at the moment they are prepping the people to how much more dangerous it will be.

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      • “Other hypotheses suggest that the answer may be found in the cold seas of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, which have also seen sea surface temperatures decline in recent decades.”

        So it is close to boiling then, but not quite? Tony Guterres, the Commo from the UN may have to redo his figures then?

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  5. I could ask my daughter (a vet) to bring me some (for deworming, of course).
    Why the governments of the world all locked onto the mRNA treatment path when alternative treatments were available is quite damning.
    I trust voters will remember when they come to vote.

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    • Thank God it’s paywalled, no point in reading an article by a so called journalist who doesn’t know the difference between history and a hagiography anyway. I look forward to the day the likes of Audrey Young and her ilk are put out to pasture by her employer due to them going down the drain.

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  6. National’s list has a few strange positions. Michael Woodhouse did the right thing, in my view.

    I note Tim Van de Molen –Waikato (58 on the list) , Simon O’Connor – Tamaki (54) , Scott Simpson –Coromandel (55) , Sam Uffindell Taranga (57). Are these so low because they are relatively safe National seats or are these guys on the opposite side of the National caucus to NN, Willis and co. (ie. they are more conservative).

    In a way I hope NN has pissed many MPs off and there is a revolt after the election –probably have to wait about 12 months when it is clear NN will not change much.

    Also interesting to see the guy in the Northland electorate running against Jones and Matt King –Grant McCallum is at 68. Doesn’t NN rate his chances up there ?

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    • It could be a ploy to get an overhang. All those low rankers are in safe National seats. So they are in parliament. It’s the others higher up the list that are interesting.
      Can someone correct my thinking here.If National increase their party vote and are entitled to more seats than electorates then the number of seats in Parliament is increased to accommodate the extras.????

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      • No. The seats in parliament are dictated by the party vote. As there are 120 seats every portion of 0.83% of the party vote equals one seat. The seats are taken up first by the party’s electorate MP & then by their list.

        The overhang only occurs when a party secures more electorate seats than its party vote provides. In the instance after the 2008 election I quoted yesterday:

        …..”The Māori Party, on the other hand, won five electorates but just 2.4% of the party vote – worth three seats on a pro rata basis. This resulted in an ‘overhang’ – the number of MPs was increased from 120 to 122 to accommodate the two extra electorate winners.”…….

        https://teara.govt.nz/en/electoral-systems/print

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        • Nasska, that is why, here in the darkest King Country, the Hub of the Known Universe and on the very outskirts and far flung anal pieces of the Rangitikei Electorate, the National Party Billboards are pushing the Party Vote. This just to push up numbers, lower the ACT vote and give them a greater say in any National / ACT Coalition.

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      • I’m not sure you are right Ed. Nasska said yesterday the way an overhang eventuates is :

        “Overhang isn’t a difficult concept S1. It can occur when a party wins more electorate seats than it’s party vote would normally allow it. For instance in 2008:

        …..”The Māori Party, on the other hand, won five electorates but just 2.4% of the party vote – worth three seats on a pro rata basis. This resulted in an ‘overhang’ – the number of MPs was increased from 120 to 122 to accommodate the two extra electorate winners.”…….”

        I think National will go back to getting plenty of electorate seats and so if they were stategic in their thinking (which they are obviously no capable of) they would encourage their supporters in their very safe seats to party vote for ACT or any other party that will side with them.

        As I have argued before, if the party vote totals are similar between Labour and National (polling suggests this will happen) but National wins the majority of electorate seats (or far more than Labour) then Labour will end up with many more List MPs compared to National. So a significant number of the party votes for National are wasted.

        Edit. Sorry nasska you beat me to it with your explanation without me seeing it.

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          • It’s tempting but no thanks. FPP got the bums rush because National & Labour had totally ignored minorities & their promises were worse than valueless. They did exactly what they wanted & were answerable to no-one. Where we went wrong was picking MMP, a system developed for post war Germany to keep it fractured & weak.

            What we needed & still need is STV. Works in Australia & has been adopted by some NZ local bodies.

            https://www.stv.govt.nz/index.shtml

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          • No Mike. What we need is SMP as they use in Japan and I think South Korea.
            It is a simple change. When the electorate MPs are finalised, the party vote is added up and only used for the List MPs –that is, it only applies for the 60 List seats and how many electorate seats a party have gained, has no relevance.

            A simple, hypothetical example : Party A gets 40 electorate seats and party B gets 20. The party vote is split 30% to minor parties, 35% to party A and 35% to party B

            Under SMP party A gets 40 + 21 = 61 seats . Party B gets 20+ 21= 41 seats. Minor parties get 18 seats.

            Under MMP party A gets 42 seats ( 2 list seats) , party B gets 20 + 22 = 42 seats and the minor parties get 36 seats

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        • Thanks Ross12:—
          & nasska,
          …. encourage their supporters in their very safe seats to party vote for ACT or any other party that will side with them …
          In the polling booth, I will finally & maybe pragmatically decide.
          That is what I am trying to figure in on the overhang. 🙂

          Plus weighing up if it is truly worth while casting a vote for an electorate candidate for ACT.
          So as to make ACT feel that there is something in not taking the ACT Party vote for granted, in noting that it does not tally up with ACT Party Vote and the ACT electorate candidates vote, & based on the policy differences.

          This is the one time, when politics lets some have a little bit of possible influence.
          Again another weighed up decision to be finally made in the voting booth.

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    • Simon O’Connor, former trainee catholic priest , will pray to his god for guidance.
      Hallelujah.
      It is the will of the lord.

      He has lots of god on his side.
      He married Soimon Bridges’ sister, herself, like Soimon, the child of a Baptist preacher man,
      May god be with you my child.

      Green chick in canary yellow, and Ukraine war supporter, Brooke van velden, is challenging O’Connor in Tamaki .
      Cant see it changing and BVV in on the ACT list anyhow.

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  7. Well, I have been predicting protests before and after the election, especially from Mardee. But I wasn’t expecting it this early, and especially not in the Otara market, or with the PM targeted in what should be an area of primordial ooze of Labour support. Just shows no political party can take traditional support or protection in safe seat areas for granted.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/132776440/the-political-divide-drowns-out-chris-hipkins-splits-families-in-tara

    Talking of Nationals party list, I think Gerry Brownlee at No 14 is way too high,

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      • I agree. And if pollies curtail their walkabouts the resentment will grow exponentially as you say. It will remind protesters of the time Cindy didn’t come out of parliament to address the protesters. I have argued with countless fuckwits who say she shouldn’t have come out because it was too dangerous. I retort she had security, and only needed to stand in front of protesters, make some lame attempt to address the crowd; get shouted down, walk back inside knowing she had hit the ball back into the protesters court. History would have shown she made an attempt to talk to protesters and failed. History however now shows see failed to address NZ citizens in front of the building that represents the NZ people, the same people who employed Cindy to be their leader, a leader who had either forgotten or had no time for subjects who disagreed with her decisions. Decisions that ruined lives.

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  8. HDPA provides some light Sunday morning reading for Chippy as he licks his wounds from his rapidly curtailed outing to the Otara market yesterday.

    Heather du Plessis-Allan: Election 2023: Chris Hipkins’ GST policy on fruit and vegetables is rotten
    OPINION

    “Turns out Chris Hipkins isn’t the crack politician we thought he was.

    His GST policy was a flop. It lasted two days before Labour tried to change the subject.

    Hipkins announced the policy on Sunday, and by Monday night Labour had already told the media something else was coming. They sent out the news that they would be announcing a Paid Parental Leave policy on Tuesday, the day of the PM’s weekly media interviews.

    You can’t blame Chippy for wanting to change the subject. His GST policy had just been given the most epic wall-to-wall trashing of a policy that we’ve seen in a long time. It was called “craven”, “desperate”, “cynical” and “tinkering over transformation”.

    It was hard to find anyone prepared to say something nice about it. Not even the Labour-friendly unions wanted to go there. Virtually every single commentator hated on it in the media. The media hated on it. It was brutal.

    Hipkins should’ve expected what he got. He’d had a taster only two weeks earlier when National’s Nicola Willis got a leak and broke the news herself that Labour was planning to take GST off fruit and veges. The reaction was bad enough then.

    He probably should also have listened to his two top finance guys. Neither of them seemed to love the idea.

    Grant Robertson famously trashed the policy in May before it became his party’s policy. He’s a team player so he’s backing it now like it’s always been a great idea but no one believes him.

    David Parker can’t bring himself to publicly back it. He famously quit the Revenue job before the policy was released. Every time he’s asked about it he just says, “I support the Labour Party policy,” and then either keeps repeating himself too obviously or walks away.

    It looks like a captain’s call from Hipkins that’s backfired badly.

    It’s quite surprising how badly he got it wrong. There was high hope for Chippy from the Hutt. He was a normal, Cossie Club-going, sausage roll-eating bloke. He was a breath of fresh air after the furrowed-brow, earnestness of the Ardern years.

    He seemed to understand what people really cared about. Not unemployment tax. Not the Clean Car Discount scheme. Not the RNZ-TVNZ merger. He put all those Ardern-era pet projects on the policy bonfire.

    The polls climbed. People liked him. He was Labour’s biggest asset.

    But actually Chippy’s made it more likely that Labour will lose the election. It’s not just his GST policy. It’s the bonfire itself.

    To the middle voter, the bonfire seemed a good idea. But Labour shouldn’t have listened to the middle voter only. The middle voter has other options. National. New Zealand First. Act or the Greens on an especially wild day.

    To the left voter, it was a selling out. Too much that really mattered was killed. Too many climate policies were nuked. Co-governance was de-prioritised. Labour become a half-hearted version of National. It sold its soul.

    And none of that has been replaced in a meaningful way.

    And so Labour’s fallen below the critical 30 per cent in three polls and you can tell Labour’s scared. They’re working too hard to convince commentators the polls are okay.

    The GST policy could have been the thing, had it actually put some decent money in the hands of the real Labour heartland: working-class Kiwis. But it didn’t. It gave them maximum $5 a week. And then Labour took $1 a week out to pay for its increased petrol tax announced on Thursday.

    Chippy’s instincts were right to kill the Ardern distractions. But he needed to replace them with something of value and he didn’t.

    Instead, he wasted one of the trump cards Labour had left: a good tax policy. And instead, he gave us an insulting $5 a week.

    You’d have to wonder if Labour’s regretting that smooth transition of power to Chippy from the Hutt.”

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      • What people forget is that he was there the whole time sitting at the bitches, righthand assisting to all of her dumb polices!
        So he should rightly get tarred with her dumb polices, that they both introduced on to New Zealanders!
        She as soon as she could run away, taking the money!
        Never forgetting to take all the baubles she could!
        But she will never walk freely amongst us!
        She requires each trip to be planned, disguised, security, etc!
        Don’t blame us, blame her!!!

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  9. Woke twat alert. All NN’s woke dreams will come true when GBrownlee wears a Dame Edna style ‘frock’. ////////////. Equity = farcical and f’n ridiculous.

    National Party aiming to improve gender diversity in its line-up before election
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/08/national-party-aiming-to-improve-gender-diversity-in-its-line-up-before-election.html

    The National Party has sought to improve the diversity of its line-up for this year’s election – but that could be stymied if the party wins a lot of electorate seats.

    Party leader Christopher Luxon said he wanted more female representation in his caucus after the party’s 2020 drubbing saw women make up just a third of its MPs.

    “Always there’s more to do and certainly in the list, we actually consider a range of factors, which is the conversation we had this morning about skills, abilities, experiences, of how we actually bring new talent into the team and augment the team that we’ve got,” Luxon said.

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    • Another one of many reasons that is deeply embedded in New Zealand.
      That is the price of milk, cheese will be only lowered as a very %, as the milk payout is lowered by a huge % to dairy farmers.
      But so handy to berate farmers as the whipping boy.

      Even worse than the so called Supermarket duopoly.
      Just like the fuel prices that have preloaded taxes, fees, levies. regulations, etc..
      Electricity Prices despite all the claims of Sustainable energy, but never cheaper, also has to charge priorities of so many fees, taxes, levies, also.

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      • edit to put in [low]
        lowered as a very [low] %; as the milk payout is lowered by a huge % to dairy farmers.

        MH, ?? finger pointing to Max B? or the Labour Party pushing it onto 9 years, 20 years ago about some neglect?
        Some of it ended up in private shareholding which was spiked by Labour & Greens.
        Nor did I know that Max Bradford? was into Sustainable windmills, solar panels?
        & the Greens stopped more hydo-electric power stations.

        The stopping of Huntly coal production, & then gas as also New Plymouth’s gas to electricity station, to be replaced by imported Indonesian Coal.
        So if any emission tax, all to be extracted from the consumer in the name of “clean & green”

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        • Bradford deregulated the electricity sector in 1997 promising cheaper electricity for all.
          As usual, nothing has changed, and prices have skyrocketed to what they are today.
          Just another lying conniving politician.

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  10. I’m not sure if this has been posted before. Another totalitarian, racist report from Wellington. Relocation plan, no redress to the Courts, limited compensation (none if you own a batch) and Maori and NGO’s will get more help !!!

    https://twitter.com/HopeRising19/status/1692834212569575745

    This is the Newsroom report on it.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ministers-advised-to-use-emergency-powers-to-relocate-families-at-climate-risk

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    • I want the names and photographs of these
      so-called ‘experts’ who put together this communist
      plan. They should be named and shamed.

      Another group of un-elected Marxists taking away
      more and more of New Zealander’s rights. These scum
      were NOT voted into office. I want them in the streets
      fleeing for their miserable lives.

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      • Why should everyone have to pay for our totally incompetent traffic planers in local council!
        I reckon the greenies in traffic planning are creaming them selves at the mere thought of congestion charges!
        In New Plymouths case, labour is giving ou a shitload of dough to council to stuff the road network!
        We have insufficient thru network and council is going to slow it down and call it road conjestion and charge you for it!

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      • A part of my thinking too nasska.
        Too many houses being “red stickered” by the State.

        With these Farm Water Plans, that sails up close to looking at the House, the water supply, the sewerage system and just to what standards will be bought in at major compliance costs.
        If not compliant, then reds stickered? also until compliant.

        Same as Farm Emission Plans, then the farm is red-stickered so no company will process the stock, or even a truck company pick up.
        Noting how the BNZ is looking to push on about farm compliance with farm emissions, backed by CEO Larry Fink of Blackrock saying, they will enforce the Environment, Social Governance ESG’s

        ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ — Hamlet;— and in the putrid Aotearoa-n state.

        Just like SNA’s being placed on farmland, no compensation & can make a farm unworkable, even unsaleable;

        Sites & Areas Significant for Maori SASM are now also now being classified, that seem to override one’s title to the land.

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        • It’s the compulsion angle that twitches my antennae S1.

          Unless you’re a dyed in wool headcase who actually believes in imminent anthropological global warming & the consequent sea rise there’s no particular hurry to do anything. Market forces as in the rise in premiums for home & contents insurance or the companies’ unwillingness to accept risk will over time make it impossible to sell housing in flood prone suburbs.

          All central & local government has to do is get out of the way & stop stonewalling the development of alternative residential land through bullshit restrictions & pie in the sky building regulations.

          Forcing people out of homes at gunpoint for their “safety” is a socialist’s wet dream just like resettling them in human anthills.

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  11. Seems we have a bigger than ever media slush fund.

    Government payments to private media organizations need to stop.

    In what other industries does the Government fully fund hundreds of jobs? All industries are as important.
    What other parties are speaking out against this?

    DemocracyNZ supports the cessation of such payments, like the $327m announced in 2022, for a ‘future focused public media entity’.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=205402139172227&set=a.112917335087375

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    • Blame JacinDUH Ardern. Communist, traitor, liar,
      thief, pro-crime, state sanctioned killer ( full term abortions )
      shill for a dangerous unsafe, untested ‘vaccine’ tyrant who
      locked people up in their own homes. A sociopath who refused
      NZer’s to return home to be with terminally ill loved ones….. the list is endless.
      The horsefaced bitch has blood all over her wretched skeletal body.

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  12. Really? Is that the best the vegan animal activist losers can come up with.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/300953339/federated-farmers-executive-defends-farmer-of-southland-sheep-caked-in-mud

    The distressing and incriminating photos of dirty sheep.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/136647212@N08/sets/72177720310495179/with/53115981332/

    Imo considering how much of a bog southland is this winter those sheep are doing pretty well.
    These morons need to get a fucking life, i suggest they buy a farm themselves and rehome all these poor animals they think should be living in better conditions. Bet it would be the muddiest shithole with starving animals.

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  13. A little girl complained to her father,
    “Daddy, I wish I had a little sister!”
    Trying to be funny, her father joked, “But honey, you already have a sister!”
    Confused, the toddler asked, “I do?”
    “Sure,” her dad said, pulling the kid’s chain. “You don’t see her because every time you come in the front door, she scoots out the back door!”
    The confused toddler thought for a moment and then beamed,
    “You mean just like my other daddy?”

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  14. National’s transport spokesperson has committed to not raising fuel taxes in a potential first term if his party wins the election, but says he wants to “rapidly” legislate to allow major centres to roll out congestion charges.

    Speaking to Q+A, Simeon Brown also hinted at wanting to shake up central government’s system for transport funding, with a greater emphasis on user pays.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/20/congestion-tax-national-wants-to-rapidly-legislate-for-system/?fbclid=IwAR2-PU_XKFU1yB8aFPTWxGMdSxJn4ETiMJRNNWLlt-eB2WRSL1OOMBjk4FQ

    That will go down here like a cup of cold sick.
    although if they apply it to the down town area then that will finish off downtown where the shops are mostly empty and no one goes any more.
    I would n’t want to be the pollie that tries to put it elsewhere. We have a looooong history of underfunded roads because we have had years of safe Nat seats, except, when Winston held the winning ticket. Both Clark and Bol;ger succumbed to his charm.
    The price each time was a bridge.

    So you can sell bridges.
    If there is any electorate needing a new bridge just elect Winston as your MP. Works every time.

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      • Winston won the by election in March 2015
        When Sabin fucked up.

        Peters was not in government. He could not promise anything.
        Notional offered the bridges in the by -election
        They had 2.5 years to do something.
        did their usual SFA.
        Gnats got back in next time anyway.
        they were NOT going to try.

        In the by-election they put up a grossly obese chappy who could pass as a liebour cabinet minister today

        A politician’s promise is like the dairy owners promising YOUR lotto ticket is the winning one.
        To be sure, to be sure.
        would you like a leprechaun with that ?

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  15. NZ First leader Winston Peters has promised to make English an official language as part of his platform to “deal to this racism”.

    Speaking today at a public meeting in Auckland’s Pukekohe, Peters said it amazes him that English is not an official language of New Zealand while te reo Māori and NZ sign language are.

    “Being that we are an English-speaking country, it is bizarre that we have to do this, but this is how far this extremism has taken our country,” Peters said.

    English already enjoys de-facto official status, being spoken by 95.4% of the population, according to the 2018 national census. It has never been an official language.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/20/winston-peters-proposes-to-make-english-an-official-language/

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  16. This weeks hipocracy.
    Labour will require financial literacy to be taught at all levels in all schools by 2025, if re-elected to Government.

    Leader Chris Hipkins and Education Minister Jan Tinetti made the announcement today in Hamilton.

    It’s a policy aimed at addressing low levels of money and budgeting skills among school leavers, the party said.

    Hipkins said it would mean young people would leave school knowing how to budget, open a bank account, manage bills and save and invest their money.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/20/labour-pledges-compulsory-financial-literacy-classes-in-schools/

    “We want all young New Zealanders to leave school knowing how to manage their finances. It’s too important to be left to chance.

    “Evidence tells us the current approach means too many students leave school without the financial skills they need.”

    Will Robbo write the program. Is that his retirement fund.FFS

    Oh but it doesn’t end there.
    National also aiming to make financial literacy compulsory in schools
    By Felix Desmarais, Political Reporter
    48 mins ago

    Labour’s policy announcement it would introduce financial literacy education appears to have forced National to announce it has the same policy.

    However, National deputy leader Nicola Willis says the difference will be that National would deliver it better than Labour.

    “We, if elected, will deliver financial literacy in schools. It’s a shame this wasn’t done earlier as part of the curriculum changes, but it is certainly something we’d like to see happen.

    “It will happen. It is something that we are committed to delivering.”

    She said the policy was something a lot of people had “been pressuring for, for a long time”.

    Asked if that meant Labour’s announcement had prompted National to announce theirs, Willis said: “It’s certainly something that we were planning to say more about in this campaign”.
    More on this topic

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  17. So we murdered the elderly with vaccinations……

    https://kirschsubstack.com/p/us-nursing-home-data-shows-clearly?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    “US nursing home data shows clearly that the COVID vaccines made things much worse
    CMS publishes record-level nursing home data by week. When you analyze this data different ways, the conclusion is always the same: the vaccines were a disaster, increasing the death rate from COVID.”

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        • Try not being a nutter moron.

          Theres a shit ton of data disproving you nutters bullshit aswell… but the nutter stuff from randoms on the internet is the truth?

          I dont believe anything from any side anymore, honestly its a waste of fucking time. Its not gunna change anything, its not going to “wake ppl up” (hint they dont care) and youre certainly not going to get acknowledgent or apology from those that you believe are culpable.

          You retards waste alot of your life on dumb shit.
          Theyve spend a few years saying covids super scary and safe and effective, weve spent a few years saying its just a flu and not safe not effective…. if you havent changed someones mind after that long then i think you should give up and find a new hobby

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            • Im a stupid boy, i dont pretend to be something im not yet you lot seem to expect better 🙂
              Besides ive moved on from covid butthurt and nutter shit and tackling new issues like waking up sheeple dnz cultists! Covid crap is so last year.

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              • While it’s true that there’s little point in living in the past forgetting & forgiving invite more of the same or worse. Covid along with the poisonous vaccines weren’t accidents. Rather they were part of a trial run to see how masses react & how long it takes for them to get over atrocities.

                ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’

                George Santayana

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          • “Theres a shit ton of data disproving you nutters bullshit aswell… but the nutter stuff from randoms on the internet is the truth?”
            OK let’s have a link to the data that proves that the excess deaths are mostly from isolation, loneliness and fear.

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            • I didnt say the other data states that you mong, theres plenty of data to discredit nutters and support the govt and msm narrative.
              Hell theres probably data that proves an alien parrot called jimbob caused the excess deaths… point is fucking nothing is believable, govt/media exaggerate their data, nutters exaggerate theirs and then random joe curious on the internet latches on and exaggerates it further.

              Best just to view the whole thing as one big sick joke and move on, we all got had and some folk got conned worse then others.

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                • Show me where i said theres data to show they were murdered by loneliness and fear? Thats a random opinion like curtain sniffer and other nutters throw around.

                  Go google covid and vax stuff and visit govt and health ministry websites for the examples you seek. I wont waste my time as i know theyre as full of shit as the nutter covid links thatve been posted to the internet the last few years.

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                    • Lol and you nutters data is rock solid///

                      You can literally find data to support ANY view on any issue, its become meaningless so why bother using your nutter shit?

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  18. School fundraisers are getting more colourful!

    “A fundraiser in Kaimai last night left attendees feeling outraged and disgusted after one group dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan attended as a part of a costume competition… . . . . .One even carried a petrol canister.”

    Needless to say this caused a bit of a stir. It doesn’t mention whether they won the costume comp.

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