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  1. Whattttt? I am first up on the blog again.
    The arraignments of Donald Trump is one of the travesties of our time. And the left making fun of the photo of his mug shot is unbelievable, they have no idea what is coming for them if they get a fair and honest election. It brings to mind the election here in New Zealand. I shudder to think of what will await us if liarbor greens and Maori party get in, in this election. The left are unbelievably nasty people our lives will be so very harsh people.
    Be careful out there today and every day. Apart from anything else that may come your way today, we need you to be a voice for the right.

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    • Trump is the most photographed man in the world, everyone knows who he is and what he looks like so a mugshot for him to be identified was totally unnecessary. The left wanted Trump to be humiliated by having to have a mugshot but Trump and his MAGA supporters have taken that mugshot and commercialised it, meme’d it, claimed it as the greatest thing since Trump himself! It is EVERYWHERE or soon will be. The left can’t do irony, they can’t meme and everything they do to Trump makes him more popular. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      Morning everyone. A quiet Sunday in the Waikato. As Lizzie advises, watch your back out there. The run up to the election is making everyone crazy.

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    • Our country differs hugely from the US in that while the US at least has a figure of hope despite its deep divisions, the former New Zealand has no such figure and no such hope.

      There isn’t any evidence at all that anything would change if the present wokalitarians were to lose office in October. None at all. Whereas at least if the USA comes to its senses in 2024 there would be a radical change of direction, here we are fucked regardless of who wins.

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        • Not my down tick MH.
          After all you used to be a National boy, so appreciate your change. 🙂

          ACT may have talked about the changes in Emission Agenda’s etc.
          Still waiting for how ACT talks about the Farm Emission Plans that farmers must create at great cost, and then comply with.
          Same for the Fresh Water Farm Plans, that seem to have run q way cost that farmers are also to make & get expensive certifiers to show compliance, then will have to be passed again by auditors,
          That will be a money stream of just consultants, managers, supervisors, etc.. that in many cases will be beyond what a farm will make.
          Also most likely the farm will have to cut farm stock numbers, reduce production for the supposed fairy tale of pies in the sky for higher payments … yeah right …. on products.

          This is all in Sri Lanka territory, that decimated their tea production, and being self sufficient in rice, to importing a major tonnage of rice now.
          Like how NZ is importing coal, and will have to import more oil, fuel, to burn for generating electricity.
          I know we will be lucky with ACT that some charges may be reduced on fuels & oils, emissions, but the other plans will mean so many farms will soon barely need that any way.

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  2. We went to see a movie the other night.

    I sat in an aisle seat as I usually do because it feels a little roomier.

    Just as the feature was about to start, a blonde from the center of the row got up and started working her way out.

    “Excuse me, sorry, oops, excuse me, pardon me, gotta hurry, oops, excuse me.”

    By the time she got to me, I was trying to look around her and I was a little impatient, so I said, “Couldn’t you have done this a little earlier?”

    “No!” she said in a loud whisper. “The ‘TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE PLEASE’ message just flashed up on the screen and mine is in the car.”

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  3. Who would want to be a Farmer in this country? More extreme expense dumped on Farmers to get them out of the industry.

    I bet if National or ACT get into power, they will not repeal this bullshit.

    Note however, this article seems like news, and is dressed up like news and made to look like Stuff is reporting Rural News (as this article is in Stuff’s Rural News Section) when in fact it is paid for advertising by the NZ Labour Government, through their Government Department, the Ministry for the Environment.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/132801593/freshwater-farm-plans-all-you-need-to-know-about-certification

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      • Mate, the thing is and you being a bloke from the country, understand that you need to know how to drive. especially towing a tandem axle trailer with your gas guzzling big FWD, as I did, through the narrow streets of One Tree Hill and then the North Shore. Take no prisoners, is the mantra. It sure makes the timid mask wearing little old ladies driving their Electric BMW i3’s get out of your way in a hurry. As to the ransom, I’m just a poor boy, sent the bill to WINZ, they’ll cover it, I’m sure. Signed it Pita and te Farnow.

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    • Hilarious, im pretty sure farmers and growers didnt want or ask for this type of empowerment…
      “The freshwater farm plan system will empower farmers and growers to create individual plans to safeguard freshwater, with accredited certifiers and auditors a key part.”

      Pretty sure empower should be replaced with enforce but cool propaganda piece there stuffed.

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      • Soon there will be a black market for meat if there is not already. I would happily buy some if I knew what people to call on. Soon there will be so many vegetarians if not vegans as the opportunities to buy meat and what is out in the supermarkets will be so expensive only the parliamentarians will be able to afford it. Just wait, after October they will start on the fishing industry and Orchidists I know they already have, but there will be more rules and regulations. And the so called conservative parties that are in bed with liarbor will do NOTHING. Then New Zealand will have nothing as the offshore meat produce and milk will be gone. We have beggar all else to sell.

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      • Just more bullshit and paperwork and expense for farmers, while more fat bureaucrats are employed on nice big sinecures. Then there’s this: “People with strong cultural knowledge related to freshwater, and those that have worked with Māori landowners, will also be well-suited to certification roles.” That is code for more non-productive useless Maoris to be employed as “cultural advisors”. Pity the poor farmers who do all the work to feed the country, keep the economy running, and prop up this whole bureaucratic shower of bastards, not to mention all those parasitic Maoris who must now be appeased at every turn.

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    • All farms to be bought into a government UN centralized control.
      Those certifiers will be very expensive, with much ongoing costs, with layers of management, plus supervisors etc..
      Then the costly certifiers Plans then have passed by the costly auditors.

      Sure in part it may be subsidized by government to start with, but that will be stripped back.
      The only farms that could cope with this will be very large Corporate farms.
      So not even a family farm, or a smaller starter farm,
      Already there is much time, energy, & cost in just abiding by Ministry of Primary Industry, District & Regional Council rules & regulations with permits, fees, levies.

      All of the often unworkable costly plans, will if not complied with, and actions done as supposedly required, will draw more inspections & monitoring that then will have more costs, along with infringement fines, & further penalties.
      As with Covid regulations, It will be declared that farmers have a “Choice” and that there are Consequences.

      Probably like Companies, Corporations, not taking produce from that farm, if it is not complying, so it is not up to standard, so endangering the rest of NZ exports.
      It will have its version of being “red stickered”.
      Even your house water & sewerage systems need to be investigated & accounted for.
      All to account & revere every raindrop & what passes through the farm.

      Then what will become at least a yearly review, will be like taking your covid booster vaxx.
      The system knows it can do this, as so many complied with the covidial rules,
      Even more easier now, as it is a smaller number of people to round up, a part of the dividing of people & pitting them against each other in varying ways.

      Then on top of this there is the layer of Farm Emission Plans that are being required.,

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      • S1, as I see it, this is just another measure, oh so slyly, to push farmers off their land. Pressure, pressure and more pressure. Eventually, they will be gone.

        But what amazes me, is the silence from the wimps at Federated Farmers and other farming organisations, silence from National and ACT, silence and compliance seems to have become the norm in this country.

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          • All Parliamentarian parties signed up to comply:—
            “That what it is. Yep, yep.”
            Labour : Ardern “Yip, yip.”
            National : Luxon “Yip, yip.”
            Green : Shaw “Yip, yip.”
            ACT : Seymour “Yip, yip”.

            So that formula can be applied in so many other UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. SDG

            The division of the people will be all that is needed to bring about general compliance.

            Like John Key bring in the UNDRIP compliance
            Winston Peters bringing the UN Global Migration Pact.
            ACT signing up with Ardern’s UN Covidial compliance
            Labour just legislation all into compliance.

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              • Come on Sooty, ????
                Winston Peters bringing the UN Global Migration Pact. Travelled to Marrakesh Morrocco on his global travels to sign NZ to that Pact in Ardern’s first term.
                .
                Do you really believe Winston would not have signed up directly on the Wellington Protest??? if he was in Parliament with Ardern? Maybe not, but “What is the Difference” when it suits him.

                Sitting in Cabinet signing off on the He Puapua Report, and the spending by the Labour government, like on consultants, rail, shutting down new roads, supposedly planting a billion trees NOT. etc..

                Nor said much on Labour’s policy of not sending fewer “defendants” to jail.

                Sooty do you account for the Provincial Development Growth Fund. 3 $billion, & sure some good things, but value for money???

                Sure said something about a wealth tax, to soothe the old blue rinse seniors on his gold card, that you probably have & enjoy.

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                • And who can forget the coalition agreement between NZF and Liarbour that had pages missing when it was made public? Peters blamed the ‘downsizing of the font’ which reduced the number of pages. Yeah, and pigs fly you lying sniveling conniving cnut. What was in those missing pages Winny? Do tell the voters before they get sucked in again.

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        • Hooli, fed farmers was once a voice for farmers to lobby govt but now the feds are a voice for govt to lobby farmers.
          I personally know several past and present fed farmers down here and with the exception of 1 theyre all the shittest farmers who will be impacted the most these changes so i dont get why they offer piss all resistance? Beef n lamb and dairy nz are much the same if not worse but theyre unnaccountable levy funded scum.
          Groundswell was formed mainly for feds and b&l hesitancy to tackle the issues.

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          • SB, I could not agree more. I recently went to hear the ACT Candidate for Rangitikei speak. He is a former President of NZ Federated Farmers. A more uninspiring, insipid, shifty eyed, Weasel that shuffles this earth would be hard to find. There again, I could be wrong, there are members of the NZ Labour Party who fit this category, but none, to my knowledge, have been in the upper ranks of Federated Farmers.

            If what I saw and heard was the calibre of the upper echelon of Federated Farmers, then there is no hope for them.

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          • Iaasb
            Sadly you are so right with Fed Farmers & Beef & Lamb & DairyNZ.

            I put a big component of that compliance to Massey University, in fact all NZ universities,(so it often includes the wives), as so many of those systemic institutions state they have a form of “Bachelor of Agriculture”.
            Also goes the same in Veterinary Clinics that could be called covens.

            The funniest thing, back in the 1980’s I was wisely told, if you end up over borrowed, in the financial shit with banks etc., then join Fed Farmers, become very active, & climb up a few ladders up.
            As then the banks will not take you on, to shift you on.

            Very wise words indeed as I noted a series of Chairmen in my District, that I knew were deeply in the financial poo. Consequently they were able to extract themselves with surprising success or success exit.

            But nor do I blame them, as for that time, it was a collective resource of experience & skill that was used to stymie the financial institutions.
            Some very interesting stories from those survivors of that era.

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      • Now that you have started to wake up to the rorts infested upon you as businesses I am wondering what took you all so long?
        We can do much better, but you have to change your thinking and allegiances from the old to the new.
        All those parties listed above and others have conspired with the bureaucrats over the years to control you.
        So what is needed is a clean out top to bottom and a clean out of the Public Service morons that have no money invested in your business or industry.
        Aways we need to drive to do better and to meet our customers needs. These people forget that the customer is the most important person in the equation.
        Now that’s not to say that we should ignore good advice and better ways of doing things but those that don’t will go broke and more successful operators will take their place.

        The Trump operation is interesting as an interview I watched a few days ago. (might have been the Tucker one),. Trump said he didn’t clean house enough when he moved to the White House. He took too many at their face value. Pence among them. In Benny’s video today Alina Habba says that Trump keeps letting go those that don’t perform and puts better people in their place. ( Of course he was well known for that with his TV show).

        Thats what we need here. Get rid of the troughers and poor performers, and put people in place who value freedom, experimentation, peoples rights and property rights.

        There is only one Party that fits that mojo.

        Farming is the backbone of New Zealand. We stand with our farmers and rural New Zealand.
        In our policy:

        We will veto any new taxes on farming to keep food affordable, support our rural economy, and support work to improve emissions efficiency.
        We will focus on improving environmental outcomes through locally targeted actions rather than regulation.
        Methane is a short-lived gas, so we will promote adopting a more accurate measurement methodology, based on the latest science.
        We will refocus spending and research on adapting to a changing climate. We will repeal and replace the Climate Change Response Act 2002.
        We will stop carbon credits for forestry in order to reduce carbon farming and associated rural job losses, and protect food-producing land.
        We will require climate research that informs policy decisions to apply the scientific method, to ensure decisions are robust and evidence based.

        You can read our full policy wording here. https://democracynz.org/assets/DemocracyNZ-Ag-policy-ELECTION-2023.pdf

        Start thinking with your brain rather than your emotions. Logic opens the mind, Emotions open YOUR cheque book. The agencies just love to use the emotion on you.

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    • The push down on farmers continues. I got a message from my farm supply store that they need updated chemical handler certs to keep on file. These are stupid pieces of paper issued by pricks that have never sprayed paddocks before . They also have expiry dates which creates a gravy train for their industry. I buy and spray personally about 80k worth of chem a year this shit just pisses me off.

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      • And yet Dougal, you still need training? Why, when those running any Certification Course will have less experience in the subject than you. It is a case of Bend Over and show me your Bank Account.

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      • Yup its farking annoying dougal, mine expired a few years ago but luckily now i only use small amounts so the local chem supplier is algood.
        When i was contract spraying for the council 4yrs ago every t had to be crossed and i dotted so numerous tickets and bullshit courses esp, same with pest control work but now chem handlers and controlled substance has lapsed and cant be arsed forking out another grand to renew them.

        The chem one is just a half day one isnt it? But yeah the gravy train its created is madness, the guy that done my csl had never touched a cyanide tube in his life yet qualified to train… wtf?
        Now the course for controlled substance is all online with premade videos and a zoom class, then afterwards you kit up in ppe and take a few selfies to show you can look like an impractical muppet… hilarious they think rugged possumers walk through the bush in sperm suits, respirators, elbow length gloves and face shields.

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  4. On Friday RCR the NZ expert on elections, Slater, mentioned he had met with some guys who were big donors to National and Act.
    He stated that he was informed by them they would withdraw their funding of these parties because of undisclosed reasons and give it to NZF instead.
    No one questioned him on this.
    Who were these donors?
    How much influence do they have?
    Why were they going to support NZF?
    .i don’t think Brennan picked up on the significance of what Slater alleged.

    Anyone else hear that?

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  5. Missed this one yesterday, but what a great specimen of humanity.

    One of the Kaitiaki of the country’s children and an Early Settler to boot. How good is that? Personally, I think this arsehole needs to be strung up.

    https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-element-cse&cx=006730714154542492986:oh6vl0ybuqy&q=https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300956463/repeat-child-sex-offender-who-abused-16monthold-toddler-has-sentence-overturned-now-free&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjh4YeWjvuAAxURTGwGHfdjDSEQFnoECAgQAg&usg=AOvVaw0RLDHoYgfGvgv7iBRtkMGB

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  6. Victoria University has quietly given up on calling itself Te Herenga Waka – Wellington Uni on social media, which opponents of its failed name change bid say is an acceptance that ‘fetch’ won’t happen.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/victoria-university-walks-back-name-change-by-stealth/?fbclid=IwAR1XSNQ8Ieg-HHbUzcxKyDdmESQgbITuy7CgaLK0ahF9eG0j6MScZUgNPuc

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    Victoria University walks back ‘name change by stealth’

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    Sat, 26 Aug 2023, 4:42PM

    Victoria University of Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell
    Victoria University of Wellington. Photo / Mark Mitchell

    Victoria University has quietly given up on calling itself Te Herenga Waka – Wellington Uni on social media, which opponents of its failed name change bid say is an acceptance that ‘fetch’ won’t happen.

    In 2018 the then Education Minister Chris Hipkins quashed Vic’s controversial attempt to call itself the University of Wellington.

    Vic darted around the ruling and announced a “brand refresh” including new names for some faculties like the Victoria Business School now being called Wellington School of Business and Government.

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    • Ross12;— Brilliant and this is spreading exponentially, as it will be reported on world wide, well at least in Canada.
      A call from Avi Yemini to step up in Wellington to show the numbers.

      BREAKING: Extremists threaten Avi Yemini’s Wellington book launch; Maori warriors save the day
      https://youtu.be/dypp_0xbBs4
      7 mins 07 secs : August 6th 2023 : Rebel News.

      Even the “boss” shows up in New Zealand in support, for free speech, 🙂
      Very interesting as it seems an ‘ambush’ amplification has been sprung. 🙂

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    • Ross, I had little time for Brian Tamaki, but in recent years, I have had to change my mind as the man has the conviction to stand up for Society and Freedom. A great pity, there are not more people like Brian Tamaki and his opinions on Freedom of Speech.

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  7. So chippy grows some balls and rules out nz1st…. so happy to work with the extreme maori party but not winnie, the guy is all over the place and dosent know if hes coming or going.

    All we need now is luxon to grow at least 1 ball or a part of a spine and rule winnie out and he’ll become a wasted vote and hopefully not make 5%.

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  8. Criminals wrapping tinfoil around ankle bracelets to avoid detection to commit ram raids, smash and grabs
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2023/08/criminals-wrapping-tinfoil-around-ankle-bracelets-to-avoid-detection-to-commit-ram-raids-smash-and-grabs-report.html

    Herald obtained a copy of the police risk assessment report, EM Bail – Foiling and Monitoring Limitations, which showed the electronic monitoring (EM) regime for community-based offenders and bailees was “easily circumvented by motivated individuals”, through the ‘foiling’ technique.

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    • Really its that simple? Fml what a joke, maybe the ysb nutters are onto something with their tinfoil hats then, that 5g aint gunna track them//…. but then they have their phone on and in their pocket ffs.

      I know a sick pedo cunt whos no longer on bracelet but hes supposed to notify probation officer anytime he stays away from home, he has a faraday cage for his cellphone then wraps it in a dozen or so layers of tinfoil when he fucks off for a week at a time, paranoid the cops could track his ph even when its off.

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      • They’d have to want him pretty badly to go to the trouble but did you know?

        ……..” Cell site simulators — otherwise known as stingrays— mimic cellphone towers. They trick your phone into pinging it, transmitting its location, and identifying information. Stingrays cause cellphones to connect to them rather than to legitimate cell towers by transmitting a stronger signal than that from the cell towers.

        Law enforcement officers often use stingrays to locate and track the movement of potential suspects. While attempting to connect to a specific individual, stingrays connect data from all phones in the vicinity of the device. “…….

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  9. Poached, but worth making it an issue to those Councils asking for your written views about the options about supporting separate maori wards.

    50-50 co-governance means a minority of 17% needs to be multiplied three times to reach 50, while 83%, being the rest of the population, needs to be multiplied by 0.6 to equal 50.
    And three divided by 0.6 gives about five.
    So a minority vote is then worth five, while a non-minority vote is worth only one

    Of course to write the obvious: any departure from one person one vote, must give some people a greater or lesser voting power to the others – it can’t possibly be anything but that.

    You will be more than happy to reflect the change in what rates you will pay when the council changes the value of your vote. Formulated by the same reduced % of your vote, at the very least.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    The long live the King of New Zealand // in his declaration, of reinterpret “by maori for maori” extended to “with maori” becoming “What’s good for Maori is good for everyone” has been permeating for a while.
    How can any one now trust the translation of the Waitangi Treaty & apply it today?

    If only some one can say the 5 principles of the Treaty, and just what they are based on. 🧚 🤣
    And how did Article 4 arrive in a 3 article treaty come about? 🧚 In partnership with what other New Zealanders ??? that never consulted with me ! 😆

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    • ……” “by maori for maori” extended to “with maori” becoming “What’s good for Maori is good for everyone” has been permeating for a while. “…….

      An argument in similar vein was thrashed out during John Key’s time as PM. The gist of it was that if Maori didn’t control NZ’s resources then the Nats would sell them to overseas corporates. Knowing the antics of the Neo Libs it was hard to refute as NZ’s economy has long been dependant on a succession of borrowings later paid for by sale of assets.

      Sooner or later the question will be asked again & the answers are either #A Indigenous or #B NWO via the WEF. Regrettably the sane option involving the status quo is not on the table.

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      • Sadly nasska I do know how to hold onto the “status quo” as either way they will toss baby out with the bathwater, so it does not matter which side of the bath it goes.

        Even I had that sense that mqori may in a small way as a handbrake, a small gap for commonsense to appear, on National & Labour.
        But the change to full on iwi-isation or Corporate WEF SDG, ESG, etc. does not care for the baby, and there is no wise Trumpian leader in NZ, or like King Solomon did in bringing about a basis for a good decision.

        The more I have heard Trump, other than the literal stirring quotes, the closer it seems he has kept to valuing the American citizens.

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    • Iaasb Brilliant,
      I do not know exact dates & time yet, or where they will flow, but word seems to be another form of the gathering of tractors in early October !
      They will go on up to Auckland, where believe it or not, there is surprisingly has proven to be a lot of support, and much $ raised for it.

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  10. Covid-19: Why scientists remain troublingly far from understanding Long Covid

    Nearly four years into the pandemic, leading researchers say we remain troublingly far from understanding one of its most worrying legacies: Long Covid.

    Ahead of a major conference kicking off today, they’ve issued another urgent call for funding for more research focused on a condition expected to become a significant health burden in New Zealand.

    A constellation of persisting symptoms thought to accompany 10 to 20 per cent of infections, Long Covid is known to affect nearly every organ system in our bodies – and there remains no universally established treatment or cure.

    That’s despite efforts by scientists around the world to unravel its root causes.

    Dr Martin Kraeter, a research fellow at Germany’s Max Planck Institute and a visiting speaker at the Australasian Cytometry Society’s Queenstown conference, suspected the answer might be found within our cells.

    Back in his Erlangen laboratory, Kraeter and colleagues have been analysing cells as they flow through the bloodstreams of Covid-19 patients.

    “We’ve seen in patients with Covid-19 and Long Covid that they have lots of red blood cells that don’t deform properly anymore,” he told the Herald.

    “That means they can’t take up oxygen and makes the blood more sticky – or more like honey than water – and we’re still seeing this in some of the patients in our study cohort, long after they’ve recovered from the primary disease.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-why-scientists-remain-troublingly-far-from-understanding-long-covid/WFA6S6HKUVAWHHY7FR2QIXQ7EE/

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  11. A symptom of the Australian Labour government showing its influence & control. 🙂
    This seems to be another way of official grooming, the preparation of taking it up the arse, or suffer the consequences.

    …. “Additionally, anyone in uniform will be required to explain why they have chosen to disobey a direct command from the CO.”

    ADFA students claim the specific dress instructions ahead of Wear It Purple Day came from the executive officer of the Canberra military institution.
    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/08/young-soldiers-ordered-to-wear-purple-to-celebrate-gays.html

    Always looking for ways to ease you into the moment, and no one will tell them to fuck off. !
    It will grow to be an expected part of doing your duty. 🙁
    A mission creep where complicity, performance, & how long one can stay on your knees, will be graded for bonuses or leave.

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  12. NZ’s rural economy faces hammering from China downturn – analyst
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/08/27/nzs-rural-economy-faces-hammering-from-china-downturn-analyst/

    China’s property market in particular is causing concern, because of the amount of capital currently tied up in unfinished projects.

    “It’s been building over a long period of time, but the big issue is the developers are all in a process of collapse. Fraud has been endemic. There’s a lack of cash in the developers, and we think there’s something like 70 million unfinished apartments — and the total value is more than $10 trillion of work in progress,” Jones said.

    “Economic collapse is a cumulative process, And once it gets going, it takes a lot of effort to stop it, so the risks are really accumulating.”

    “We’ve remained a bulk-commodity exporter — and you look at those auctions, Chinese demand is important, and they’re not turning up. We’ve done well in terms of exporting over the last few years — that’s starting to change.”

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  13. NZRU board going to have a cleanout? Maybe?
    Will steve chew get the bums cardboard box? Who knows?
    What about coaching stuff at the rough end?
    Should they spend more time learning playing moves, rather than dancing steps?

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  14. Kea

    Since you’re domiciled in Nelson; what happened to Lewis Stanton, also known as Hone Ma Heke? The poor old bugger had the misfortune to wander into Nelson a few years back where the arrogant arseholes in the local Council had his horse taken by the SPCA on spurious grounds & confiscated his wagon.

    Instead of leaving town while he still had his underpants & beanie he set up protest in Trafalgar St sending the retailers & the local town fathers into a state of apoplexy. They went as far as to issue an illegal trespass notice & he spent a bit of time in gaol but he stuck to his guns. Eventually he received an apology from the Mayor & I seem to remember that there was a court case pending to sort out restitution.

    I admire people prepared to take on wankers & see their protests through to completion. Is he still around, hopefully extracting councillors nose hairs one at a time?

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201815407/lewis-stanton-becomes-nelson's-hot-election-issue

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    • I always got on well with him. The way he was persecuted was shocking. Just because he was different.

      The council gave him tens of thousands of dollars in tickets which he could and would not pay. He’d get Community Work for his fines and refuse to do it, so would be sent to prison for stationary vehicle (horse and cart) offenses.

      He wasn’t on a benefit and made a tiny amount of money giving horse and cart rides. He kept a close account of his finances and has shown me his entire earnings and expenses for a year.

      Eventually he gave up the street life due to the violence against him. I think the council found a place for him. They succeeded in making Nelson a dead zone. The main street is empty and looks defeated. Westport leaves it for dead.

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      • All started with a few upset karen nimbys didnt it? They pressured council to act so they proceded to fine him to oblivion and eventually seize his horses
        The council shouldve just gave him a green light to use an out of the way area but instead chose to be a cunt and make his life miserable so he was a cunt and returned the favour.

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        • Yep women hated him the most. They took everything not just his horse Barney.

          He used to camp outside the District Court if he had to appear the next day. Grazed his horse on the lawn and set up a bivy under the trees, complete with camp fire. He always cleaned up after himself.

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  15. Or life’s just too difficult out there 🧚 Oh joy!

    Boomerang generation: Cost of living, travelling the world draws young Kiwis back home
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2023/08/boomerang-generation-cost-of-living-travelling-the-world-draws-young-kiwis-back-home.html

    A Wellington woman knew it was time to move back in with her parents when she could no longer afford proper food – but her mother wasn’t thrilled about her returning to the nest.

    Why? Because the cost of living crisis has become unbearable for some, while others cannot save enough to go travelling while also paying rent.

    Katie* had been flatting for two to three years when she decided to move home. She found it “stressful” and couldn’t afford to eat properly or even go to the doctor.

    She also found dealing with flatmates difficult and said overall it’s an experience she wants to avoid if she can.

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    • Ours took a couple of trial runs before they finally abandoned the nest but the wife knows of two instances where adult children are still bludging at home with their parents with no intentions of moving out twenty years after they should have fledged.

      Bugger that for a game of soldiers. Time for tough love.

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      • Nasska my brothers 34 and still at home on mum n dads + taxpayer tit ffs.

        I once worked with a guy in his 50s who had never moved out of home never not once, big fat smelly slob who was unsurprisingly single.
        I know quite a few who are mid 20s and still live at home with mum n dad, too expensive to buy or rent but clubs n pubs 3 or 4 nights a week no worries.

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  16. So Hipkins has rule out Winny the Pooh, as has Seymour. Luxon needs to grow a pair and do the same. The voters will then realise a vote for Winston is going nowhere. Waiting for the cascade of downticks from the Winny Fellatio Club.

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  17. The only disruption should be somehow the ambos being delayed attending the scene after a bunch of muppets glued to the road get either flattened or beat to a pulp by pissy motorists.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/300958654/police-warn-of-traffic-disruption-ahead-of-restore-passenger-rail-protest

    Let me guess, the pigs are gunna be there guarding them, theyll let them make their point before they pretend to get tough and remove them.

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