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  1. Here We go again ,my Mrs is a nurse at one of the bigger private hospitals in NZ, as of yesterday mask mandates are reinstated, there’s an outbreak of the coof that has many staff away from work,, YIKES.

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  2. Amazing how the illnesses come around at each election time now and chippie will be standing at the podium of lies every day telling us to mask up and get jabbed again.
    Have a good day freedom fighters, while you can, as election day is sooner than soon, and life will be one big barrel of laughs after that//////////. Be careful out there …..

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  3. Lizzie and WG, thanks for your kind comments and words yesterday. I am OK, unfortunately it is my wife who is having to utilise Waikato Hospitals services. As I have mentioned before, she is on Dialysis due to having Polycystic Kidneys, but she went into Waikato two weeks ago for a small biopsy and they ended up taking a large Tumour out of her neck. Yesterday we were advised she has Cancer, which it seems has spread throughout her body. Out look is very average.

    But I have to bring my wife up to Waikato on a very regular basis, so it would be great to catch up with you both at some stage for a coffee and a laugh. You can email me at theancienthooligan@gmail.com and I can let you know the schedule of when I will be in Hamilton. Cheers.

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    • AH, having been though that i can emphsize with you. Its a challenge to deal with.
      Stay strong for her as she will need you there beside you.
      Use the services of the Hospice if you have one down there.
      I found them to be very good. Never be shy from calling them at anytime.
      They helped us with a chair, a bed and lots of things that made the journey a little less stress full.
      Becuase of their help I was able to look after Margaret until she passed away at home, with some of our adult children there as well.
      Learned to administer pain relief along the way .
      Miss my friend everyday.
      Bugger now you have me crying at my keyboard.

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      • V2, thanks for your kind words and advice, it is appreciated. Regretfully we have no Hospice here, but I am surprised how much help and care we have had from Waikato Hospital, both the Renal Unit and the Cancer Unit. We have not quite got to the need for Hospice yet but I will talk to Waikato Hospital on this down the old track I am not looking forward to wander along. With you, I guess you were fortunate to spend as much time and have her with your wife for the whole journey. Despite all those dark times, being there at the end would be one of the things which would give you much strength.

        Thanks again, my friend.

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      • Hospice was absolutely wonderful for my daughter as well. Provided a chair and anything we needed, the nurses and Doctors were magnificent at the end for the two weeks my daughter spent in hospice care, I don’t know how they remain so calm, cheerful and understanding of the whole family as well as giving the patient the most wonderful care. They have psychologists to deal with the angst of the patient and counsellors for the family which I certainly took advantage of, and I would advise anyone to do so. It’s a wonderful organisation, why they are not funded through the government I have no idea. It is a donations based service.

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      • I feel for you both. Just had word that a friend died this morning with Cancer all through her. Went to 65th in February diagnosed a couple of months ago. Went visiting friends on Sunday. Called at local pub. Went to sleep that night. RIP

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    • Hi Hoolie, I hope you’re hanging in there OK. I’ve had to deal with a big dose of grief myself since last week so I get it. At least you can stop by here any time for a bit of frank and free irreverence.

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    • AH, tragic news for your wife and your family. Life is definitely unfair. Best wishes for the best medical care. My thoughts are with you.

      The Hamilton Lake cafe just down the road from the hospital is a very restful place when you need time out from the hospital and a great place to meet.

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    • Best wishes AH.
      My cousin passed away earlier this from cancer. He was early 60s. in the Hutt valley. He found the hospice flexible where he could go in for a few days then came home for a few days . They were excellent. Hard to ever find bad things said about them . Focused professionals.

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  4. Bollocks is at peak. Here is Eldon’s genealogy, but with a great English name like “Eldon” poor old Eldon, conveniently fails to mention his English Colonial background. But I note the near extinct Moriori genealogy has popped up. This fella has more family background than a generically modified mung bean.

    Oh and by the way check out this pile of bollocks which Eldon features in.

    “ACC’s head of Māori health partnerships, Eldon Paea (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Moriori, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou), said he is excited to see the growth in rongoā Māori claims.”

    “Presenting injured Māori, and all New Zealanders, with more choice in their recovery options is a positive step towards delivering equity for tangata whenua,” he said.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/132878406/acc-to-introduce-rongo-mori-healing-practices-at-world-conference

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    • Sorry to hear about your wife hooli, no disrespect but i hope she skipped this option and gone with white man medicine…. i dont think a karakia and stick rubbing is going to cut it when it comes to shitty cancer.

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    • “Eldon Paea (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Moriori, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou)…”

      These are all inherited. Eldon has worked for none of these so-called “qualifications.”
      Why does Eldon ignore his non-Maori ancestors? Do they not have the same rights to be named?

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    • I have noticed more and more that critters put their tribes by their name . eg now on linked in.
      Fred McGurk (Ngati Porau, Ngati Ponsonby) etc.

      What we don’t see is :-
      Fred McGurk (Ngati Porau -a wee bit, Ngati Ponsonby -a sprinkling from a drunken encounter, 50% Scots; 20% Irish; 10% Danish)

      One of the thing I do have to give credit to Shame Jones for is he openly recognises his Welsh and Croatian heritage.
      Not focused on one small portion of bloodlines.

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  5. BOGUS ELECTION MEDIA COVERAGE

    This election campaign has degenerated into a media circus with endless trivial claims and counter claims, many of them driven by the media. As a result, we, the long-suffering voters find ourselves dependent more and more on the integrity of the journalists who are reporting the parties’ policies. Sadly, many aren’t doing the job. We know the Herald’s Simon Wilson of old. On Tuesday Professor Robert McCulloch in his Down to Earth Kiwi blog showed Wilson up once more, this time because of his attack on National’s tax figures. Wilson claimed Chris Luxon’s figures regarding the 15% levy on foreigners purchasing houses didn’t add up, when the real problem turned out to be Wilson’s own shaky sources. I hope Robert McCulloch doesn’t stop here: little of what Wilson thinks is journalism ever seems to pass muster.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/michael-bassett-bogus-election-media-coverage?postId=60fcf73e-34b1-4758-8567-9aa9716fe88a&utm_campaign=c93f58aa-c04c-4ba3-8b9c-ff03609acabf&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=90807631-be47-4d5f-b207-38f56ba9bb5b&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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    • Unions are activists.
      Nothing less.
      Pushing the barrows of the issues the ‘leaders’ care about.
      funded by membership to pursue their own causes.
      I encountered these at about 18 yo. Would never cross the road to piss on one if they are on fire.
      Activists wear blinkers.

      Unionists are black hearts. That will never change.
      Sepuloni, little et al

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  6. That murderous psyopath, Kim cum Kin, is apparently boarding his bullet proof train; heading for Russia to negotiate an arms deal. The train is no speed demon according to reports.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/us/1809718/Kim-jong-un-North-Korea-train-putin-russia

    What a marvellous time for the West to take this clown out and blame it on the Ukraine.

    In my fantasy ( that’s all we have Left under Labour) a Fairchild Republic A-10 warthog will appear out of the rising sun. Kim’s security detail won’t bother to inform Kim. They have already seen the missile trails that will open the train up like a sardine tin. Any survivors will be minced by the A10s Gatling gun. They decide to light up one last fag and wait for the darkness.

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    • Brrrrrrt

      What if kim is more sane then the next nutter that takes over?
      Same with putin, sometimes youre better with the madman you know then the one you dont.

      Look at what the removal of saddam done, gave rise to isis. Power vacuums are very dangerous and should be avoided

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    • So tell me Ronnie

      -did Kim Jong Un invade Iraq twice under false pretences and kill over one million people and destroy infrastructure in the cradle of civilisation.
      Who are the real barbarians of the 21st century
      -did Kim Jong Un Wreck the well functioning state of Libya where there had been universal healthcare, low and order (better than the USA despite your media horseshit for 40 years) and a reading level of over 90% for both male and female – higher than the USA; and Gaddafi had kept the State secular so it was not run by religion like Iran
      -did Kim Jong Un create al Qaeda and ISIS then pretend to have a war on terror
      -did Kim Jong Un cause massive grief for Syria and does USA and mates today occupy, illegally, a greater proportion of Syria than Russia allegedly does on Ukraine
      -did Kim Jong Un cause a coup in Ukraine in 2014 that led to the current situation
      -has Kim Jong Un or his father or grandfather interfered in the elections of more than 60% of the countries of the world in the last 50 years
      Does Kim Jong Un have armed soldiers in more than 80 countries of the world who never intend to leave; but rule by gun ?

      do you, Ronnie, know anything about real politik?
      Do you Ronnie watch teevee one, teevee three and CNN and think you are informed?

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      • Crikey, you are in a foul mood this morning. That’s a post worthy of ”The Standard.” Of course I’m talking about progressing a war with China to get the Taiwan situation out of the way while China is in bad shape.
        China, I believe, would move swiftly on any political instability in Nth Korea.
        I’m as well informed on politics as anyone on this blog. It’s just I like to work on different future possibilities regarding local and global situations. Hence my predictions of major protests post election. Maybe sooner.

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  7. During my travels the past few days ive passed maaany political hoardings.
    The gayest looking of them all are certainly national parties, last election and previous ones they were all blue now this year it seems luxon is seeking rainbow approval by gaying them up with quite a bit of purple been added.
    Is this why luxon and willis wont touch the tranny in changing rooms and dunny thing? Or is it labour lite colours being shown… red and blue make purple
    It seems bizzare after decades of blue they now all the sudden going purple the party has reached a woke majority within.

    Fwiw the only vandalised hoarding ive seen so far was an act one, david had some spraypainted dame edna glasses and under ACT theyd spraypainted “normal”… dunno if thats a message to the public or to seymour.

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  8. A young comedian hasn’t been having much success.

    An older comedian tells him that there’s this gig at a long-term care facility he can get.

    He warns him that it’s not a great crowd—lot’s of Alzheimer’s.

    But he takes the gig.

    He’s very nervous, but his first joke goes over like gangbusters.

    He remembers that there’s lot’s of Alzheimer’s patients, so he tells the joke again.

    Everybody laughs even more.

    There’s a man at the back of the crowd, watching him.

    The comedian doesn’t see him so he goes on to tell the same joke over and over, for his entire set.

    People are cracking up. They love him.

    Finally, he goes to leave.

    The guy at the back stops him:

    Hey, I saw what you did and I have one question:

    How do you remember all those jokes?

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      • The reduction in the minimum wage, will occur.
        Inflation is relentless, will not magically stop.

        If we are lucky the increases will ease back, which takes time.
        But though slower for some time the effect will be in compounding way.

        All started over the past few years by the Labour & NZFirst term, to wind up in the past few years.
        Austerity, will take a few years to bring inflation to a lower level, but the damage is already baked in.

        Winston Peters should have known & seen this, having experienced this during his term as Treasurer, after Ruth Richardson’s balanced the “Mother of Budgets.

        Now I am not sure that NZ will bite the bullet, on hard decisions, so there is a high risk of this insidious inflation damaging savings, investments.
        Where a future government looks to bring in a taxation on inflation, on many forms of wealth that have increased in inflationary value.
        The perfect virtuous circle of socialism, as it uses up other peoples money to valueless.

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        • “Winston Peters should have known & seen this, having experienced this during his term as Treasurer,”
          What was the point of this comment?
          Haven’t you learnt anything in the past 30 years that the drunken dwarf is only concerned about himself and the baubles he can screw out of the taxpayer.

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        • “Now, now sonny boy”. 🙂
          You already know how much & often I write-off all of Winston Peters NZFirst charlatans off.

          You just can not teach that old lazy dog, the spoiler, new tricks, & those bad habits of his are reinforced by the ones who give WP baubles, a doggy biscuit treat.

          … Labour [Ardern, Robertson, Hipkins etc…] & NZFirst term, ….

          Just linking Winston’s support to Ardern, and will do it again.
          Just as Shane Jones for the non accountable $3 billion Provincial Fund.

          Just pointing out that Winston Peters learnt nothing back then or over the years, and same as usual for only WPFirst.
          The mutt is only a spoiler, The playing around, is the figuring he can take enough in, to get more WEF-UN doggy treats & baubles.

          Any one who tells me how good Winston Peters will be as a handbrake, gets the :—-
          …past 30 years that the drunken dwarf is only concerned about himself and the baubles he can screw out of the taxpayer. … .
          But in talking to family, friends, neighbours one does have to do it nicely. :-), to lead them back from their point of view as based on their truth, to what truth actually happened.

          Sigh;- to be effective with out calling then nutz, crazy, at least subtly.
          Just like appreciating a Labour voter turning to National.
          Or a National voter turning to ACT,
          It was to pick up for DNZ, but now nor do I put people off DNZ.

          The worst thing to note is some people are evil, and the idiots will betray you.

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    • Really? Well, I would have been more inclined to lay that honour at the feet of Wee Willie himself. What the lightly tanned little grifter means is, David Seymour is dangerous to Maori-identifying swindlers up and down the nation.

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  9. Paywalled article from the Herald.
    ***The real election issue – are we a nation that rewards hard work, not freeloading?
    By Richard Prebble
    The International Monetary Fund predicts that next year the New Zealand economy will have the second-lowest growth.
    OPINION
    The International Monetary Fund, in its latest Regional Economic Outlook, predicts that next year the New Zealand economy will have the second-lowest growth of the 159 nations it surveys, with the only worse country being Equatorial Guinea.
    The projection for New Zealand is 0.8 per cent growth, compared with 1.7 per cent for Australia, 1.1 per cent for the United States, 1.5 per cent for Canada – and yes, minus 8.2 per cent for Equatorial Guinea, a misgoverned African dictatorship.
    After six years of Labour, what is our excuse? We cannot say Covid: that was a pandemic, something that is worldwide.
    The IMF has warned that the New Zealand Government must get control of expenditure
    Thoughtful voters know that campaign promises depend on the economy.
    But there is a lack of reality about the campaign. In the final adjournment debate, no MP mentioned the IMF’s dire prediction.
    Chris Hipkins’ campaign pitch is so negative, it lacks reality. Does anyone believe that, under National, our economic performance will be so bad?
    Those Green Party members who believe economic growth is bad should be welcoming the IMF report.
    The Greens have claimed they can fund their extravagant campaign promises by economic cannibalism – eating the rich. Stats NZ reports that migrant departures in the year to June were 108,400, up 37 per cent. They may have been outweighed by the 161,900 migrant arrivals, but given our willingness to migrate, it is unreal to imagine Kiwis will stay around to be fleeced.
    Then there is the lack of reality in Labour’s plan for three tunnels under Auckland Harbour at an estimated cost of $45 billion.
    Meanwhile, there is an unreal media obsession with the cost of National’s tax plan. Any fiscal gap is minor compared to the fiscal black hole in the Government’s books.
    But there is a better way to look at the campaign.
    From an economic perspective, it is expensive to collect taxes and redistribute money. There is IRD research indicating that the dead weight of taxes is very damaging to the economy.
    I live in a poor valley where there is no public transport. Should the rural poor be taxed to provide free public transport in Labour’s urban electorates?
    Tax cuts do give relief to more households. But at its heart, the issue is whether you are entitled to make your own spending choices.
    Should the Government spend our money for us, or should we make our own spending decisions and take responsibility for the consequences?
    What is totally unreal is that, despite the IMF forecast, both Labour and National are proposing to continue with an unsustainable level of spending.
    Under Labour, government annual spending has increased by $54b. As we have full employment, instead of borrowing, the Government should be running surpluses and paying down debt.
    It is easy to promise to stop spending $1.2 million a week on a light rail scheme. But just cutting waste will not balance the books. The only party with a detailed, costed budget to reduce low-quality government spending is Act.
    Last week, Leighton Smith did a podcast with businessman Stephen Jennings, the former Treasury official who is now building new cities in Africa. Jennings believes the crisis we face today is worse than 1984. He says the crisis then was economic and now it is cultural
    Jennings says that, in 1970, just 2 per cent of the population was on a general benefit. Now it is 11 per cent. The number of people on health or sickness benefits has increased by six times.
    National’s Louise Upston waited until the last day of the 2023 Parliament to ask Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni why it is that, “despite two years of businesses crying out for staff all over the country, there are now over 57,000 more people on the Jobseeker benefit …?”
    The minister replied that, “it is hard to reconcile our near-record low unemployment and more Kiwis in employment with the benefit numbers sometimes because it is complex”.
    It is simple. We have more people on Jobseeker – 52,404 more than in 2017, according to the minister – because the Government is not enforcing the requirement that able-bodied adults must accept suitable job offers.
    What is complex is that it is no longer a shared cultural value that we have a responsibility to support ourselves and our families.
    Welfare reform is not on National’s pledge card. Maybe that is right. There are some things politicians should not campaign on, but just do.
    If a future National government applies the existing requirement to accept a suitable job, it would result in 50,000 fewer beneficiaries, less expenditure and more tax revenue.
    More importantly, it would cause a cultural shift. No one is more opposed to freeloading than a former freeloader.
    The IMF projections are a warning. The real issue in this election is, are we to be a nation that rewards hard work and personal responsibility, or a nation that rewards freeloading on the road to Equatorial Guine.***

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  10. FFS, Some arsehole has put up a ” party vote green ” sign a few hundred metres down the road on the only road coming into my community, the thing is its right under a 24 hour a day security camera and system that is very high tech so painting a cock and balls on it could be problematic as the camera takes video of anything that moves on the road and park on both sides of the thoroughfare ,FFUUUUUCCKK.

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  11. IAASB, I’ve just realised that there’s probably an unstable nutter greeny now in our community,it’s gonna be easy to pick them out I’ll just keep an eye out for the skinny ugly unkempt woman in sandles, long straggly dress and hair with bad posture walking her obviously vegan mutt around the streets..

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  12. We are going to buy an air fryer, anyone recommend a good make and model as my choice of household items has been dismal, we rebuilt our kitchen about 8 years ago and I like a fool insisted on F&P equipment,ceramic hob, wall oven and fridge freezer all 3 of them failed in the first 2 years of fitting with “yes we’ve had a few problems with that” and now we are replacing them all with F&P with 6 year warranties because the European made appliances that are supposedly higher quality are also twice the price. typically with my luck the time span we bought the last stuff was during a restructuring of the company which caused all sorts of reliability problems ,damn.

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    • Revvie, we lightly remodeled the kitchen a few years ago and I went for Midea appliances from the Trade Depot. When I took a close look at ovens, I was struggling to find any material difference between the $800 Midea and the $5000 Smeg. Next time you’re looking, take a close look at all aspects of the construction and you’ll see what I mean. So Midea ceramic top, wall oven, extract hood and dishwasher and so far they haven’t missed a beat.

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    • Fisher and paykel was taken over by Chinese Haier 10 years ago.
      It was already in trouble.
      It was going downhill from mid 90s
      They purchased European Elba in 2006 and my understanding was that was a disaster.

      I have a brilliant Breville mini oven that bakes, does air fry, toast, grill etc
      Comes with a bake dish, round pizza tray, chip frying tray
      Does convection, super convection and convection off
      It is the second one . Gave the other one to my sister and that still goes at 8 years old.
      https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/home-appliances/breville/breville-the-smart-oven-air-fryer/361850/?gclid=CjwKCAjwo9unBhBTEiwAipC117-2Xoqo9ExiAGAwSA3nTinzdZX6cdO1F6hmLZbTXpE8MnSttkBdHxoCNAUQAvD_BwE

      I bought a European Electrolux vacuum cleaner about 10 years ago. It was expensive at $350.
      Had a 3 year warranty. Died at 3 years and 2 months.
      So i replaced with a Warehouse $79 job that was fading at 4 years old, just not the power, bought another $79 job from Warehouse and don’t look back.
      European shit is over rated.

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      • We installed an F&P Dishdrawer at our old house in 2005. It seemed to be good quality at first, but it wasn’t durable. The seals failed, it leaked, and the control board was situated where humidity and heat eventually got to it and it corroded and failed. It was really a piece of crap. But years later I noticed that the design hadn’t been improved at all.

        We also had an F&P stainless steel fridge which gave lots of trouble between the warranty running out (1 year I think?) and its eventual disposal at 4 years of age. The compressor failed, and the thermostat, the interior plastic lining cracked…

        It was very disappointing. I’d have loved to have kept supporting a Kiwi firm but they were turning out shit products.

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    • “… against the Tangata Whenua is …”

      Do native English speakers understand the concepts behind the words “Tangata Whenua”? If those concepts do not exist in English, then these words should not be used.
      You can’t understand the meaning of “Tangata Whenua” unless you understand the underpinning culture. A dictionary definition is not accurate enough when no equivalent term exists in English.

      Dropping Te Reo terms (usually nouns) into English is fashionable, but is poor communication.

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      • Methinks it is time for Odakyu-sen to be hoist by his own petard. As he has often quoted:

        …….”English doesn’t “borrow” from other languages: it follows them down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar and valuable vocabulary.”……..

        Tangata Whenua simply means “people of the land” & I suggest that its use adds context to the comment.

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        • “People of the Land” is the dictionary definition of “Tangata Whenua,” but what is the meaning of “people” and “land” in the Maori worldview.

          For example, if “pakeha” are not considered to be “people” (from the Maori perspective) then no non-Maori could properly call themselves ““Tangata Whenua.”
          Also, what does “land” mean, exactly? Does it mean “territory”? Does it mean “our tribal territory held by force”?

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          • ….”what is the meaning of “people” and “land” in the Maori worldview. “……

            Any answer would be subjective. Words can be politicised & what implications an individual Maori speaker’s use of “Tangata Whenua” contained could change in the course of a conversation. It could be inclusive or discriminatory depending on context & the mood of the user.

            So in short. ‘it depends’.

            …….”Also, what does “land” mean, exactly?”…….

            This is easier & I largely agree. Whenua means land or territory & in the tribal sense within which the word would have developed its meaning, ownership of a particular bit of real estate depended entirely on the tribe’s ability to defend it. Maori were & still are tribal & regardless of the bullshit spouted by those who would revisit the past there was zero concept of a nation encompassing the land now known as New Zealand.

            The word Aotearoa was invented……..not rediscovered.

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            • “… real estate depended entirely on the tribe’s ability to defend it.”

              That is why I think that any State land returned to an iwi should be in its original legal status, i.e., without legal title. This would force the iwi to continue forevermore to “defend” their new territory lest it be taken from them by force by some stronger entity.

              //

              (Just joking. This is a civilized country, after all…)

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      • We’re all “Tangata Aotearoa” now. Coming to a media outlet near you. Last night my daughter was watching “Eat Well For Less” while I was trying to do GST accounts around the corner in the dining room, and I kept getting distracted/triggered by all the gratuitous hori words being dropped into the voice-over.

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  13. We are surrounded by activists
    They have taken over while you were not watching.

    -parliament is dominated by activists (and too many religious zealots in the gnats; hard core anarchists in gween)
    -University has, in far too many cases, had academics replaced by activists

    -A large portion of the judiciary – judges- has been replaced by activists – some real bleeding heart bullshit
    -local councils have become dominated by activists especially on the three year election cycle. They are very brutal to those who want to use ratepayers money to improve residential living and hunt in packs taking out these good, properly-focused people .
    They are also inside the admin structure and a prime example of this is exhibit a) Auckland transport and their fucking up our roads and pushing choo choos which shows how juvenile their ‘thinking ‘ is – trains will never be viable and 40 years go it was clear busses would work well with a city enclosed on two sides by water and variable coastline; exhibit b) Wellington council is activist central and when they have done enough damage they move on the Greater ??? Wellington regional council. The rust and the shit never stops. Exhibit c) Dunnydin CC has been a well entrenched shithole for a long time

    -The public service has a significant number of activists – it used to be very neutral with moderately paid people with dignified pension levels who were professional administrators. E.g. I would rank the Dairy Board in the early 1970s as far more professional and capable than any crap that comes from Fonterra today or any time in the last 20 years. alas, no more.
    they used to be criticised for low output – and I was one of these – but now realise that this is the preferred method rather than the shock and awe tactics of the war zone the activists have created with lockdowns (Ash bloomfailed);stealing our roads for non existing cyclists, stealing road maintenance money for trains (which dont run, non enough drivers, and the tracks and switchgear is worn out) then saying we need to lower speed limits on the roads because they are not up to scratch

    -the media of course are wall to wall activists and there is occasional controlled alternative like Shorn Plonkett but this is infested with single issue or limited issue activists as we see daily.
    – the poolice are activist on many fronts now. The top echelons are stacked with diversidy hires and activists now. You wont be appointed there if you don’t fit. They set the tone and the prioridies.

    These activists set your taxes, your rates, determine where the money they take from you is spent. They control where you live, where you can go to, where you cant go.
    They are in control.
    It is OK now to be an alcoholic or excessive drug user. You are fucked anyway.
    These have been put in place by the globalists over the last 40 years as part of their plan.
    Anyhow punters, onwards and upwards to

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  14. The pigs are doubling down on their persecution of the innocent man they can’t find. Fake claims he’s armed and dangerous and the tired old “ think of the children “ bullshit, which is designed to bypass critical thought and appeal to emotion.

    This is a show of force and nothing more. I’m concerned the pigs plan to murder him as an example to others.

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    • The CEO Of Christchurch City Council, Dawn Baxendale bailed out of there after 16 months in 2019.
      Yet it had the audacity to hold the Commonwealth games last year in 2022.

      —————————————
      July 2019. The new chief executive of the Christchurch City Council has resigned from a council in England that has been criticised in a government-ordered report.
      Dawn Baxendale is finishing up as head of the Birmingham City Council to take on the new role, replacing Karleen Edwards who left the job in June having come to the end of her five-year contract.

      Mrs Baxendale, whose start date has yet to be confirmed, left a struggling council in the UK, only 16 months into the job.
      Her council, the second largest in Europe, was criticised in a government-ordered report by the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel…

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  15. Prof Robert MacCulloch from Auckland University writes some good pieces. Usually quite short, but very much to the point.

    Here he demolishes Prof Micheal Baker over his rubbish covid advice

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2023/09/robert-macculloch-holding-experts-to.html

    Here he makes the NZH’s Simon Wilson look like a kindergarten failure

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2023/09/robert-macculloch-herald-calls-luxon.html#more

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  16. Is there a media watchdog or even a Herald “complaints” line I can express my disgust too. The Herald is a propaganda arm for Labour and should be closed from political comment for the election period due it’s bias being absolute election interference.
    The NZ Herald “we always lie and spin but we never print a retraction”

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  17. Look…a squirrel.

    American travellers are being warned about ram raids and the increasing crime levels in New Zealand.

    US body the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) released a report at the end of August highlighting crime levels in New Zealand.

    The report found travellers should exercise normal precautions in New Zealand while also noting Aotearoa ranks fourth out of 163 countries on the Economics & Peace Global Peace Index 2023.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2023/09/american-tourists-warned-over-ram-raids-and-increasing-crime-in-new-zealand.html

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    • “A Māori pēpi born today is expected to die 7.5 years earlier than a non-Māori with the same birthday.”

      Absolute bullshit. Everyone, unless they have genetic defects, “Maori pepi” are not expected to die 7.5 years earlier than non Maori, unless they choose not to look after their health and wellbeing during the duration of their life, to the best of their ability. How can it be proven that my life will be 7.5 years longer, on average, than the Maori child next door, unless they have exactly the same lifestyle, food, sleep, parental care, experiences as I, at exactly the same time. Apples with apples are not being taken into account, just the manipulation of figures to suit the narrative to come up with the claim that one person does not live as long as another.

      On the day we are born, we are all born equal, no advantages, no disadvantages. It is what we make of life and how your parents choose to raise you, which determines how you fare in life and how long you may or may not live. Another distortion to give advantage to one mongrel person over another mongrel person.

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  18. Great workout 🏋️‍♀️

    In the groove now. I think my testosterone levels are well up due to various “symptoms “. As from today a strict carnivore diet for a couple of months or so to lose fat. Gonna see what my old body can do in 2023 💪

    Thanks for asking meat puppets and simps 😛

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  19. It is Aussie, but certainly ties up Indigenous aspects to Treaties,
    The work around in social media, with X twitter.

    TRUTHFUL “YOU’RE THE VOICE” COMMERCIAL
    Get this out there!
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1698893150016926199
    2 mins 18 secs :

    That Voice vote in Aussie is same day as NZ elections.
    Just a few succinct comments to customize to NZ, in the re-tweeting would also be very effective here.
    Looks like a “clean sweep” will be under way for the good citizens of both countries.

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  20. Just a warning for Hunty or anyone else with a guilty conscience: 🙂

    …….’A scam threatening imminent arrest due to explicit material being found on the recipient’s computer has re-emerged, prompting fresh warnings from police.

    The email claims authorities have searched your computer and located explicit illegal material and says a warrant will be issued for your arrest if you do not reply within 48 hours.”…….

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/132883891/no-police-will-not-arrest-you-if-you-do-not-reply-to-this-email

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  21. Not surprising that Hipkins gaslighting of mandates has similarities in Australia & Canada at the same time.
    The pop up words of :—
    Justin Trudeau, Australian Pfizer executives, Dan Andrews, Hipkins, Ardern,

    The Covid vaccine narrative now is that no-one was ‘forced’ to get the jab people ‘chose’ to. 👇👇
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1698348690438774838
    1 min 29 secs :

    Is this flowing through by Pfizer, the executives that are shown being questioned by Pauline Hansen.
    US Department of Defence DoD, through 5 Eyes Intelligence systems?

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  22. Isn’t it funny ardern and all of the labor wankers, ministers and hanger ons have stuffed NZ. But want the opportunity to rebuild NZ. Why would you give them a second chance, going by the first attempt, you have to be having a bloody laugh!

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    • Sooty, you are wrong according to Labour. Child poverty is looking good. Homeless numbers are up, People on social housing waiting lists are up. Violence and crime is up. Everything is up, so all’s good.

      That is why Labour want to be re elected. everything is up and that has to be good.

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  23. DISGUSTING

    Delta flight forced to turn around because of diarrhoea incident
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2023/09/delta-flight-forced-to-turn-around-because-of-diarrhoea-incident.html

    It’s not the first flight this summer to have the passenger experience disrupted by bodily fluids. This week Air Canada issued an apology after two passengers were told to sit in inadequately cleaned seats that had been covered in vomit on a previous flight.

    The incident happened on a flight between Las Vegas to Montreal on August 26.

    And on June 30, a traveller on an Air France flight from Paris to Toronto found his seat’s footwell still wet with a previous passenger’s blood and diarrhoea.

    Habib Battah told CNN that he noticed a strange smell, “like manure,” but when he alerted a flight attendant he was handed wet wipes and had to clean the area himself, before being offered blankets from business class to soak up the waste. “We had to sit there smelling the blood for the next seven hours,” he told CNN.

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  24. Thought I saw somewhere that nude nut was going to install a heap of EV chargers for millions of dollars. Get bloody real mate, ya dreaming and it’s wet /////////
    We don’t want a shitload of chargers paid for by the taxpayer!
    Unless you bring in road user charges //////
    Then they can pay for it themselves!
    Will I not vote for national. I’m not seeing a reason to vote for you ////

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    • Ooww Nga Mihi, Sooty, thank you for your endorsement of National’s visionary Hiko Waka Charging programme. Just to confirm how benevolent the National Party is towards the Hiko Waka owners of Ao Tea Roa I, Nude Nut, being a short balding man, give you this pledge. By 2030 the National Government I lead, will make this country the greatest Hiko Waka owning motu in the aorangi.

      Remember to Vote for me on the 14th October, after all I am the peoples friend an saviour.

      Ten are quoi and hi eerie mai, Sooty.

      NN

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    • Yea chock full chilli bin of fish, jacksons produced zero fish but few hours further north was alot better fishing, got a couple of good elephant fish, few tope/school shark and a gurnard.
      Sea was too dirty to bother chasing crays or shooting fish.

      Didnt take a bang stick was just a fishing trip and catch up with a mate. The wee dude didnt get anybait, had a go at arawhata but it wasnt running no one was catching anything but my mate caught a good feed at hokitika a few hours before he drove south to meet up with us, we ate like kings and not a vege in sight all meat, whitebait and fish!
      The west coast weather decided yesterday it didnt want us camping so buggered off back home last night
      If i dont go piggin tommorow ill take the wee dude down south to try scoop some bait hes determined to catch a feed, apparently some good hauls down here so he may have better luck.

      Fwiw those gizmos you mock are the only reason we caught fish and no one else surfcasting did, big swell was coming in pretty much everywhere and we yarned to a dozen or so other folk out for a fish but their gear would just get slammed and washed up on the beach a few minutes later. The drone gets it way out past the breakers so dont really get that problem, side current can be a bitch but a bigger sinker usually sorts that.

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        • Nasska its so much better fresh like that, once frozen whitebait (and most fish/seafood) changes flavour and texture.
          Even eating fish caught 20mins prior vs later that day for tea has a totally different flavour and texture. Some fish species esp some sharks get better after freezing but on the whole most are better the fresher they are.

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            • Yea 9/10 times crayfish goes mushy once frozen esp larger crays, the smaller ones seem to freeze better. Still tastes alright but not the same as fresh but id rather frozen crayfish then no crayfish!

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              • If you cook them first & wrap them in wet newspaper carefully moulding it to exclude air then put them individually in plastic bread bags & knot the bag then they’re still marginally edible after a couple of months.

                Other than that…….forget it.

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                • Who the hell keeps crayfish for a couple of months?

                  A dozen crays would lucky to last a week in our house, my 10yr old daughter devours a whole cray on her own… ill eat 2 or 3 in one sitting.
                  Last feed of them we had wifey cooked up 5 of them, they were freshies too and bloody beautiful.
                  Only time we freeze them is if we get them a few weeks before xmas and weather or time off looks iffy to go get more closer to the time.

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        • No where that didnt have a huge swell pumping in, i dont usually target cod when drone fishing as i can just take the boat out down here an 1-2hrs we have 45 of the things. When shore fishing i just go after sand dwelling fish, i hate losing gear in reefs etc and need to tie different rigs to fish them effectively, if theres a well defined reef with sandy bottom along side ill drop a line out beside it baited with mussels and youll usually pick up a couple of moki and the odd cod. Too many lil shit fish around reefs that rape your bait too so forever winding in and resetting, i dont mind chilling out with the wee dude for an hour or so between bites.

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            • Theres alot of spots around the southern coast that produce like that, where i go is 7km from the ramp and most times 2hrs we’ve got the boat back on the trailer.
              We used to be allowed 20 blue cod each but they cut it to 15 a couple years ago.
              Ruapuke island has better cod fishing theyre quite a bit bigger but its 45min-1hr each way from bluff harbour to get there and if the sea cuts up its not a nice trip back.

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                • On ruapuke? Its a pretty barron island so i doubt that plus its bro owned. Pull ashore and you quickly have a quad on the horizon watching you.
                  My mate was telling me today theres a proposal to make it some reserve/sanctuary all around ruapuke and gift it to brown people, i havent looked into it yet but if true and it happens there will be huge outrage down here as pretty much every sea fisherman goes there.

                  Farking dirty clack bunts… https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/application-for-ruapuke-mataitai-reserve-foveaux-strait-southland/

                  Submissions closed on the 4th ffs, today was first id heard about it. Appears to be commercial only ban (which i thought was already in place?) But says recreational closure or reduction may take place in the future… so definately gunna screw all whitey

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                  • Yep deer on the Island. Lots of them.

                    The locals want to protect the fishery and it should be good for everyone. Maybe the odd rahui.

                    7.0 Proposed non-commercial bylaws
                    Bylaws will be proposed by the appointed Mātaitai Tangata Tiaki if the mātaitai application is
                    approved by the Minister. Potential bylaws will be discussed at the public consultation meeting
                    for the application. These are likely to include, for example, seaweed and shellfish gathering
                    prohibitions (species that form the base blocks of the food web), shellfish and finfish bag limit
                    reductions, method restrictions, area closures and potentially size limit increases and
                    recreational reporting.

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                    • I dont think you understand how the topi family operates, there will be a slow creep to a total rec closure via maori wizards and their rahui.
                      To my knowledge theres always been a commercial ban around the island for shellfish and a reasonable area off limits to commercial oysters too.
                      Ive never seen a commercial fishing boat there in my hundreds of times going over there but thats not to say it dosent happen.

                      Not many things given control/power to the bros goes well for anyone esp when its confined to one small family group that are not very well liked by many. I just dont trust them or the process, looks good on paper but give it 15-20yrs to tell if its been good or bad.

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  25. Another fine example of all virtue and no signal.
    Anyone sensing reluctance by businesses to finance CC bullshit .

    Carbon credit auction fails again, depriving Treasury of about $900 million

    That was the third successive time this year that the auction has failed, depriving the Government of income that is currently used to fund climate abatement initiatives but which the National Party would in future redirect to pay for tax cuts.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/132885845/carbon-credit-auction-fails-again-depriving-treasury-of-about-900-million

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    • So no money for tax cuts… who cant see that coming.
      NZ didnt have a tax problem, we had a spending problem and now we have an earning problem to compound the other problems.
      Most reasonable people are ok with taxes if they got spent wisely and on shit that benefits nz and not frittered away on dumb shit or firehosed at special people.

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      • There are NO tax cuts.
        Notional don’t do tax cuts.
        In 2010 they raised GST rate and lowered some INC rates .
        A tax swap, not a tax cut.

        This time all they are proposing is to adjust the marginal tax bands except for rich pricks on 39%
        A one off with maybe, just maybe, if you are really really good you might do bedder.

        Notional are cock teasers.
        Had they adjusted tax brackets in 2013 to 2017 when we had a ‘rockstar economy’ there would be no need for even this.
        Notional basically tickle your balls and promise you a shag in two years time so long as they dont have a headache then.
        Smoke and mirrors.

        NZ – no tax cuts in the 21st century .
        What notional do promise is to drive you into the ground with Carbon Net Zero 2050.
        You are going to experience what Alf the busdriver experiences.

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  26. Musk is losing massive Ad revenue because the ADL are manipulating businesses to stop advertising on X.
    Other people brought forward incriminating evidence to back Musk’s claims.

    Keith Woods
    @KeithWoodsYT
    Did you know? As recently as two years ago the ADL was discovered to have an entire team of 9 staff dedicated to editing Wikipedia to be more favourable to the ADL and working ADL sources into Wiki articles.

    https://twitter.com/KeithWoodsYT/status/1699286553594671563

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  27. Just looking at nats pledge card… no mention of 3 waters or co gov and thats a huge issue for many ppl, then the woke tits pledge to be net zero carbon by 2050 and double renewables.

    I see its also got a photo of nude nut and his very purple labour lite/gay colours on show instead of true blue.
    If nats dont goof in the next few weeks then instead of a radical left leaning govt we will have a greenish left leaning govt.

    National party want to continue the farmer bashing, forcing them to plant pinez and take away our ICE cars/utes.
    Get fucked you repulsive bald shit smear.

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  28. Well done Ian, Your persistence paid off.

    Ian Wishart
    @investigatemag

    James Shaw drops false BA degree claim from his LinkedIn page

    https://twitter.com/investigatemag/status/1699296184035336680

    Now, the Wetstream media are looking into it..FFS.

    Election 2023: Labour under fire for numerous examples of misinformation, Greens’ James Shaw edits social media to correct study history

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/09/election-2023-labour-under-fire-for-numerous-examples-of-misinformation-greens-james-shaw-edits-social-media-to-correct-study-history.html

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  29. My best friend passed away recently.
    Grieving before his grave I said, “Mate, I really miss you, my wife is 8 months pregnant now. How about you reincarnate as my child?”
    One month later my wife gave birth to a big, bouncing, baby boy.
    As my son grows older, I have begun to realise he looks more and more like my best friend.
    I’m so happy my prayer worked.

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  30. Stuff me. A house I used to party at…bought my first surfboard at ($20) will probably set a record for a house price in Mt Maunganui when sold. My grandmothers place is worth $3.2 million. So this home could go for $15-16 million. Maybe more. As the article says, buyers will be people who don’t know what a mortgage is. Sir Michael Cullen would be mortified.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/300964952/waterfront-bach-in-family-for-50-years-set-to-break-a-record

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