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  1. Ed, Maori may have invented the Internet but before then, it was the inspirational Maori, Te Ringa Ringa who invented the telephone.

    Then, when the Colonialists came along and the Natives were able to call them up, it was then known as Te Ringa Ringa Pakeha, which eventually become part of a song and dance act, undertaken by all and sundry, usually for no understandable reason..

    Knowing history is a wonderful thing.

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  2. Revtech120 and they will have a very short time in as the powerbroker in the scheme of things as well. Once the special votes (Special I do love that FFS) are counted I am pretty sure that national will have lost a few, as people living overseas don’t give a shit and vote green as they don’t have to live with the crap they dish out. Then national and act will need NZ1st and he may pull the hand break on the Maori crap that is abounding.
    Just as an aside are you sure that chippy would be able to take the money from customers in McDonalds? Or is he just handing out the food? I doubt that he would be able to cope with the influx of cars in the drive through and would get the customer orders completely wrong.
    Be careful out there today each and everyone of you.

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  3. Chris Hipkins has conceded that he cannot form a government. And after the special votes are counted, maybe Christopher Luxon won’t be able to form a government capable of addressing the formidable issues facing New Zealand.

    The moment National takes office, it owns the problems: the cost of living crisis, the housing shortage, pupils not at school, the time it takes to see a GP, ram raids, our failing infrastructure, and the climate crisis. Borrow, spend and hope remains unsustainable.

    The economy becomes National’s responsibility.

    If New Zealand First insists on sitting around the Cabinet table pushing for unsustainable spending and vetoing tough decisions, the new Government will fail.
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    New Zealand First needs to ask itself not why it has come into Parliament again, but why was it ejected twice. How does that party avoid being dumped out a third time?

    The Greens showed how a minor party can increase its vote. The Greens were not in Cabinet. The Greens had the portfolio they wanted, climate change. The Greens advanced their agenda without being responsible for Labour’s actions.

    New Zealand First should ask for the portfolios they want. Senior citizens, to deliver on a better SuperGold card. Their donors want New Zealand First to hold the fishing and racing portfolios. Winston Peters can also claim to have been a successful Foreign Minister.

    Offering confidence and supply in return for portfolios outside Cabinet would give New Zealand First its best chance of re-election.

    Coalition-building gives Luxon an opportunity to adopt policies that will enable the Government to create a record of achievement.

    National’s manifesto policy of asking the bureaucracy to spend less and be more efficient is as effective as asking an alcoholic to drink responsibly. The only way to reduce Government spending is to stop doing things that have a marginal benefit, if any.

    Funding tax cuts by taxing problem gamblers on the internet and taxing the sale of houses to foreigners is not good policy.

    The electorate sent a message when Nicola Willis failed to win the Ōhāriu electorate.

    Pollsters report that David Seymour is the most trusted MP in the potential new Government. No reputable economist questioned the figures in Act’s alternative budget.

    It would send a powerful signal to the markets that National is determined to get back on track if Luxon were to ask Seymour to be Finance Minister.

    Take Seymour at his word. He says he is more interested in good policy than popularity. So let Act ministers take the unpopular but necessary tough decisions.

    And if National wants to win back Tāmaki, ask Brooke van Velden to be Education Minister.
    Act party leader David Seymour and deputy leader Brooke Van Velden celebrate their showing in the 2023 general election.

    The big savings are in social welfare. Despite high employment, there are about 60,000 more people on the Jobseeker benefit than when Labour took office. The Government needs a work-for-the-dole scheme. There is no better investment. The left will go nuts and vilify the minister, so give the job to Act.

    A policy that costs little but will unleash the economy is Act’s policy of deregulation and cutting red tape. There are thousands of regulations that do not meet any cost-benefit test. The coalition needs a minister whose job is to repeal red tape.

    After all, a growing economy makes every problem easier to solve.

    Act’s policy of having Parliament legislate the principles of the Treaty and then put it to a referendum could be a deal-breaker.

    In Australia, politicians now realise the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament was a mistake. Australia is more divided than it was before the idea was suggested. In a multi-racial country, referendums can make divisions deeper.

    One of the reasons Labour failed, as Three Waters showed, is that co-governance with an unelected tribal elite is unworkable.

    The radical reinterpretation of the Treaty, adopted by Labour, that says such an elite is entitled to co-govern the country, is not compatible with being a liberal democracy. Parliament does need to reaffirm that all citizens have equal rights, regardless of ancestry or where they were born.

    There is another way to assert liberal democratic principles: amend the Bill of Rights to assert that the people, Māori and non-Māori, represented by the Crown, have sovereignty. Affirm that the state must protect not just Māori property rights, but the property rights of all citizens. Declare that all citizens, Māori, and non-Māori, are equal before the law.
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    The courts, tribunals and the bureaucracy must adhere to the Bill of Rights.

    Instead of holding a referendum, challenge Labour and its coalition partners to campaign to remove these rights from New Zealanders.

    Before the new Government is sworn in, its fate will be determined by the coalition that is formed.

    If Luxon cannot form a coalition capable of solving the problems we face, it would be better to ask us to vote again.

    Richard Prebble is a former leader of the Act Party and a former member of the Labour Party.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/richard-prebble-why-christopher-luxon-should-let-act-take-the-tough-jobs-and-catch-the-flak/KHKX6ULWVNGL3PMCWM6SN3736Y/

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    • Thought this had been written by David but I see it is Richard Prebble – same thing. I am quite content to give Luxon and National a chance and have a look at things after the first 100 days – that should start in about 2 weeks time. Willing to bet part of the preparation is not reading the Herald or any other of the crap MSM in New Zealand.

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    • If New Zealand First insists on sitting around the Cabinet table pushing for unsustainable spending and vetoing tough decisions, the new Government will fail.

      Seriously Viking. Where have you been for the past 6 years?

      [1] Winston was against unsustainable spending.
      [2] Winston did not Veto tough decisions. He made the tough decisions to Veto bad legislation e.g. the Therapeutics Goods Act, which Labour then passed after he was gone. In fact Hipkins made an issue of that in the last week in pouring cold water on the idea of a National / ACT / NZF coalition, which Hipkins refereed to as the Coalition of Chaos. Paraphrasing, Hipkins said that Winston was constantly vetoing everything.

      Well since anything and everything Labour did was lie, cheat, spend, fill their back pockets, and implement Marxism, Winston constantly vetoing everything Labour did, was undoubtedly a good thing.

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    • I’d like to see Seymour get Finance, but I don’t think there’s any way Luxon can realistically not give that to Willis, and I think she’ll do well. Stanford will be brilliant in education, and is all over it. I wouldn’t want to see anyone else get it, and this is going to be one of our biggest issues going forward given the current mess. Mitchell must get Police. Reti must get Health. I think Winston, if in the mix, should be Foreign Affairs.

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      • Agree. Winston is suited to ambassadorial affairs. He looks the the part unlike Mahuta who was a sop to the Maori caucus in my opinion.

        Of interest to me is the future of the Police Commissioner. There is much controversy on how the Police Commission is appointed and who he answers to. From Google:

        ”The Commissioner of Police is appointed by the Governor-General, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.”

        Given that, Mitchell should start making a case to remove the Police Commissioner of his duties. If we have to pay out the remainder of his contract, so be it. It will be money well spent.

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  4. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. The time is right for Kelvin Davis to step up and assume the role that’s rightly his. He’s been the understudy for far too long. They might’ve won this election if they’ve promoted him sooner.

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  5. A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman.
    Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at …the crosswalk.

    The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.

    As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a police officer.

    He took her to the police station where she placed in a holding cell.

    After a couple of hours, the policeman opened the cell door and said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake.

    You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him.

    I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ bumper sticker, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.

    Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car!”…..

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  6. Around my community, once great suburbs with white picket fences and fragrant rose gardens are being destroyed by developers buying up homes then demolishing them for social housing.

    The latest monstrosity I’ve seen has three two story dog boxes ( literally bigger versions of a typical dog kennel ) plonked on a quarter acre section.

    This topic was traversed on talkback yesterday. A caller related a similar story regarding the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert. Social housing is creating slum conditions amongst their once safe neighbourhoods. Crime has escalated. Police don’t have the numbers to patrol. Criminals don’t care because they know they can get away with crime. The caller related how one area with social housing had its own Winz office.

    The caller said to check out the My Albert Facebook page to see the ferals they are being overrun with. So I did. Talk about a rogues gallery.😒 One bro’s shocked expression looked like he’d just discovered he was being filmed. Apart from that there wasn’t much to laugh about.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2919341524841722&set=a.554699347972630

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    • “Around my community, once great suburbs with white picket fences and fragrant rose gardens are being destroyed by developers buying up homes then demolishing them for social housing.”

      Ronnie, was it not National and the latent dyke, Nicola Willis, who thought in conjunction with Labour, it was a good idea and signed an Agreement to that effect, to destroy these once decent suburbs and put in this shit low cost feral housing?

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  7. I found Japan a cheap place to visit, but the hourly wages for casual workers are very low. A poster at a Big Boy family restaurant in the northern city of Hachinohe was offering part-time waitresses 1,000 yen an hour (1,200 an hour for late night work).
    One thousand yen is about $11.40.
    Wages in Japan have been stagnant for decades.

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  8. This is worth reading Hatchard – New Gov and vax issues

    ” I don’t know about you but I am underwhelmed. We should be emerging from under the umbrella of the most prescriptive, divisive and draconian parliament in our history. Instead Auckland fuel tax rates will be adjusted, we will be allowed to drive a little faster, and landlords will be given the whip hand, while gangs, free prescriptions, light rail, public transport, and cheaper cars get the thumbs down. Bearing in mind this is only the Herald’s weird assessment of a ‘bloodbath and a bombshell lurch to the right’, what could and should the government be doing?”

    https://preview.mailerlite.com/d6h2c0r6s8/2327362234642078408/s3v2/

    Linked paper on mRNA and cardiac events. If you have been vaxed, I would strongly suggest you get your heart checked out, even if you have no symptoms.

    ” Within 48 hours, mRNA vaccines establish themselves in the hearts of experimental rats producing arrhythmia, contractions and significant cardiac dysfunction. The authors conclude “mRNA injections may significantly increase the risk of acute cardiac events”.”

    https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bph.16262

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  9. 🚀A missile launch site and military command centre is not a hospital. Unlike the actual hospital Obama bombed.

    The time to oppose the establishment of a zionist state was back in the 1940s when even most Jews didn’t want to live in that shithole. We can’t change our minds now and expect them to die like flies quietly.

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    • Firing too many rockets from a hospital base is not good for one’s health, either way.

      …. Hamas called Tuesday’s hospital strike “a horrific massacre,” saying it was caused by an Israeli strike.

      The Israeli military, however, said Palestinian militants had fired a barrage of rockets near the hospital at the time. “Intelligence from multiple sources we have in our hands indicates that Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch,” it said. …..
      https://tkr.ro/e/EJ1tHT5fyaKRzwRm

      Don’t they consider the emissions from the rocket on people at a hospital, who have bad health.

      Noting that Stuff calls Hamas terrorists, as Palestinian militants.
      All in lockstep with the medias Global Task Force Alliance, to cover, blur, the news.

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      • “ so I am not sure where either your information or the radio news is from.”

        That’s surprising as it says right there in the article:

        “ Data from Stats NZ shows…”

        A dead cat bounce of 4% is spruiker hype designed to emotionally manipulate meat puppets into signing up to a “life” (lol) of debt servitude.

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    • Creating that “eco-anxiety” has become a major industry that has been systemically slid into so many aspects of our lives.

      ….. how climate science is deliberately doctored to create a crisis, university faculty members validate and encourage the fear fanned by faulty studies.
      Students are then told that the only way to solve their anxiety is to solve “climate change,” which can only be done through activism. ….

      The article shows it reaches very deep into the education system, to produce these people, whether rich or poor. All set to be told they have many grievances, & need to avenged.

      “NUTS” Free your selves from those Mis-Dis-Mal-informationists.

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  10. “Veteran MP Nanaia Mahuta lost in a shock result in Hauraki-Waikato. She was beaten by 21-year-old Hana-Rawhiti Maipi Clarke of Te Pāti Māori.”
    The maori voters thought they were voting in a popularity contest. Bit like Miss World, all the wahines voted for chin-dribble, while all the warriors voted for the piece of fluff.
    I am still expecting Mikey to announce his conquest of Clarke.

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  11. From Phil Crump aka Cranmer. Sorry cannot put it up as a link as it came as an email.

    ” One Saturday New Zealand elected its 42nd Prime Minister, or did it? Only time will tell, but quite possibly the country has, more accurately, appointed a Chief Restructuring Officer.

    Luxon’s corporate background and relative lack of political experience have been well traversed over the last year. A popular refrain from the National Party leader whilst burnishing his turnaround experience has been that a country is not a corporate but that there are similarities.

    On the Mike Hosking Leaders Debate a few weeks’ ago Luxon expanded on his philosophy by telling Hosking, “It’s all about management and my personal experience is that CEOs get different results with different management using the same amount of money so it’s what you do with it – and expectations and clarity, and bringing in all those CEOs before Christmas and saying ‘hang on, here’s the new deal, the deal is you have to deliver, you have to deliver’ … that’s what I’m sick of, absolutely sick of, all the talk and no action.”

    Peter Hughes, the current head of the Public Service, did not have to wait until election night to sense the change of political winds. By announcing his resignation a few weeks ago, he acknowledged not just the inevitable change of government but also that the public service is about to undergo fundamental change. The next step is the amendment of the Public Service Act which has seen power move away from ministers and become concentrated in the Commissioner. It has entrenched a feudal system which Hughes has sat atop and managed through patronage.

    The challenge for Luxon is not therefore that the public service is too partisan but that it has begun to act more politically, not just on behalf of whoever is in power, but also for themselves. By flattering their political masters, they have secured an element of political independence for their own projects. The question, therefore, is who else from the top tier of the public sector needs to be removed from their posts in order to reset expectations?

    Some commentators, such as Roger Partridge from the New Zealand Initiative, have floated the idea of following the Australian approach of the incoming government replacing several department heads in order that they may implement their reform agenda more effectively. It is a view that is known to hold some appeal amongst National’s current front bench.

    As a restructuring expert, Luxon knows the imperative of having the right people in the right roles in order to drive success. Beyond that, what does a Chief Restructuring Officer do?

    Invariably there will be a laser focus on costs – led by a ‘RIF’ in management-speak, or a ‘reduction in force’. To the public, read job cuts and redundancies. The focus will however be broader than simply staffing costs. National has already signaled as much by announcing an expectation of a reduction in back-office expenditure on average across the public service by 6.5 percent, on top of the 1 or 2 percent already announced by Labour. Given that staffing costs make up a significant announcement of baseline costs of many ministries, these cost reductions will necessarily lead to job losses. The challenge will be to ensure that austerity does not impact frontline services. There is already apprehension in some departments about what services could be affected by the imminent cuts.

    National will, however, need to get a grip of the Public Service if it is to have any hope of implementing its agenda. But more importantly, what will the agenda be? Is New Zealand set for managed decline at a slower rate than Labour promised, or for reform and a reversal of our downwards trajectory?

    It was a question posed by Hosking in his Leaders Debate interview – “If I’m looking for revolution, why am I voting for you? You look the same as Labour.”

    Luxon’s retort was what voters will get is, “really good economic management because that’s what we do.”

    “There’s only two numbers I reckon that New Zealanders need to understand, the 80% increase in government spending and the $100 billion worth of debt”, Luxon said.

    “And we’ve got nothing to show for it, … nothing, we haven’t got extra ICU beds after $60 billion worth of Covid spending, we haven’t got extra roads, we haven’t got anything for all of that borrowing, for all that spending, nothing.

    It summed up the frustrations of many New Zealanders. And perhaps when Labour reflects on its loss, it may come to realize that spending huge sums of money does not automatically translate into improved frontline services. Tony Blair’s Labour Government learnt a similar bitter lesson when it invested unprecedented amounts of taxpayer money into the NHS in the early 2000s only to see it absorbed like ink on blotting paper with nothing to show for it.

    Corporate restructurings often take place in phases over a number of years because stakeholders are unwilling or unable to take the financial pain in one hit. Luxon will need to work his way into the role, but the public will be looking for early signs to indicate whether this Prime Minister is willing to grapple with the difficult questions concerning the cost of living and divisive social issues, or whether, as Hosking suggested, he’s just the same as Labour.

    This article first appeared on NewstalkZB Plus “

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  12. I wonder if a National-Act-NZ First combination could work well?

    – National provides the operational management (the manager and locomotive)
    – ACT provides the guiding philosophy of self-reliance, personal responsibility, and small government (the compass)
    – Winston says the things that National will not, and acts as a sideshow and distraction (the jester)

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  13. Interesting piece from Jo Nova on the Luton car park fire.

    https://joannenova.com.au/2023/10/evs-luton-fire-just-killed-the-ev-market/

    From a car nerd investigating the fire
    “If everyone else thinks it’s an EV then there is no way people are walking into car dealerships this morning with that in the news and saying “you know what, I really fancy parking one of those lithium powered electric vehicles right outside my house. I think that’s exactly what I need to do to save the planet and look after my wallet and my family.”

    Today, he said, people are phoning car dealers and asking if they change their order to the 1.2 Petrol…”

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    • I am confident that NZMSM will report this in a couple of weeks after all 1200 cars burnt out and a car park building collapse and closure of a major airport is not very newsworthy. The good thing is even if an electric car was not the cause many will already have that view and future EV sales affected as a result. Luxon should re consider spending $ on 10,000 charging points in NZ – are you listening Chris?

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    • Had that very conversation uesterday with my local chemist.
      He said I don’t even like them parking outside the shop. Is thinking of putting a sign up asking them not to.

      It would shut down the shopping area for a couple of dayseven if it didn’t burn all the shops down.

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  14. Here are the facts. Hunty only deals in facts unlike you know who. 🐦💩
    *Latest Mortgage News from Good Returns.*

    **”Over the past two years there has been little bank mortgage lending to investors. However, in the latest Tony Alexander mortgage advisers survey shows investor inquiries are at their highest levels since late 2020.”

    **”Aucklanders lead the way in seeing a bullish housing market
    More and more Kiwis think house prices are past their lows and will increase, ASB’s latest housing confidence report shows”

    **”Green shoots appearing in housing market
    “Green shoots are showing in the housing market across the country as confidence begins to bounce back.”

    6-month mort. interest rates dropping. A good positive sign.
    Hunty sees no rate increase at the next OCR meeting. Inflation is decreasing. (record that birdy boy)

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  15. X News Daily
    @xDaily
    NEWS: X will require new users in New Zealand and the Philippines to pay $1 to create accounts!

    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk

    “Correct, read for free, but $1/year to write. It’s the only way to fight bots without blocking real users.

    This won’t stop bots completely, but it will be 1000X harder to manipulate the platform.”

    No wonder Stuff scarpered. They would have been instantly bankrupted.
    Oh well, fukem.

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  16. Let’s not lose sight of the big picture.

    “The plans for virus eradication failed so badly that many of its perpetrators are desperate for a dramatic change of subject so that they can avoid responsibility. Again, this is the desire, and it might even be the plan.

    This simply cannot be allowed to happen. Those of us with memories of civilized life, including universal rights and freedoms, cannot stay silent or get emotionally drawn in to the point that we are willing to forget what was done to us, the damage it inflicted on public culture, and the moral conduct a civilized people expect.

    Every war is preceded by a period of demoralization (I don’t matter), demotivation (there is nothing I can do), and dehumanization (those people are not worth saving). From there it is a simple matter of flipping the switch.

    Few of us knew or fully understood the depth of depravity just beneath the thin veneer of civilization that had previously dominated the large expanse of our lives. It was the maniacal experiment in disease control only a few years ago that triggered this bout of man’s inhumanity to man. There is a burning need to know how this came about and why, and take measures, now desperate ones, to put back into the Pandora’s box all that was released. ”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/triumph-apocalyptics

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/mike-grimshaw-the-broken-system-and-broken-social-contract-of-tertiary-education-in-new-zealand?postId=c1272f34-2fcd-4640-8b0d-55adfd6b6780&utm_campaign=c329fbf6-8515-437a-b6cc-fc695d704a51&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=00d9ea46-9e13-4856-a2ea-c6af86a2cfd9&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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  17. 1News
    @1NewsNZ

    NZ First leader Winston Peters has refused to answer 27 consecutive questions from the media today when he arrived in Wellington for presumed coalition talks.

    Winston Peters
    @winstonpeters
    Greetings from Parliament.

    Thanks to you, New Zealand First is ready to take back our country.

    Our New Zealand First team has assembled in Wellington and is busy getting down to business.

    Together this is our opportunity to thank all of you who supported New Zealand First.

    From Kaitaia to Bluff ordinary kiwis came out and made their voices heard – our heart felt thanks to you all.

    We also take this opportunity to congratulate other political parties for their election night successes.

    New Zealand faces many critical challenges needing urgent attention.

    Our people are feeling the pressure of the cost of living crisis, falling victim to out of control criminals, and not getting the health care that many so desperately need.

    Currently we are all waiting for the final vote count of over 570,000 voters.

    Without this information we must avoid speculation.

    We must try to put aside our political ideologies and past differences and seek to work together to get our country moving again.

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  18. There must have been a subliminal message planted in my brain today.
    For the first time in years I went to that place where chippie is now working.
    What astounded me was I gave the guy $10 and he couldn’t work out the change.had to ask the supervisor. FFS!!

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  19. The Australian government media ABC lost !
    It has been a long battle against ABC which had unaccountable government’s deep pockets.

    Former commando awarded $390,000 in defamation lawsuit against the ABC
    https://youtu.be/F7fWOt1yxpc
    8 mins 08 secs : Oct 17, 2023 : Sky New Australia : Sharri Markson

    Former Special Forces commando Heston Russell has been awarded $390,000 in damages after winning his defamation case against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    Sky News host Sharri Markson claims it was a lawsuit he “should never have been forced to make”.

    Mr Russell sued the ABC and high-profile journalist Mark Willacy over stories he was involved in the shooting of an unarmed Afghan prisoner.

    The story claimed Mr Russell’s unit had shot the seventh prisoner dead because he couldn’t fit on their aircraft.

    “These were unsubstantiated claims,” Ms Markson said.

    Mr Russell joined Sky News Australia to discuss his legal victory and the impact the ABC’s claims had on his personal life. ….

    And one can see a fight against the systemic judiciary.
    Will there ever be any accountability from the government backed media to draining the taxpayer?

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  20. : DIVORCE AGREEMENT.

    Dear New Zealand Laborites, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Bolger, Marxists and Palmer, Mahuta, Ardern et al:

    We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of the latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

    Our two ideological sides of New Zealand cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way

    Here is a model separation agreement:

    Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

    We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the NZCTU, the Fabian Society and every member of Jacinda’s List. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops and the military. We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel. You can keep the media left wingers and Hone Harawira. You are, however, responsible for finding an electric vehicle big enough to move all of them.

    We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Foodstuffs and the Stock Exchange. You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, dole bludgers, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies etc. We’ll keep the budgie smuggling, bike riding volunteer firemen and lifesavers, greedy CEOs and rednecks. We’ll keep the Bibles and the churches and give you Maori TV and the Greens.

    You can make peace with Iran, Palestine and the Taliban and we’ll retain the right to stand up and fight when threatened. You can have the greenies and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

    We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Willie Jackson. You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill.

    We’ll keep the 4WDs, utes and V8s. You can take every hybrid hatchback you can find.

    We’ll keep “A Dog Named Blue” and the non Te Reo, original version of our National Anthem. I’m sure you’ll be happy to keep in tune with Peter Garrett as he sings “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya”, “We Are The World” and his recent big solo hit, “Beds and Batts are Burning”.

    We’ll practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle-up poverty your best shot. Since it so often offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

    Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded conservative New Zealanders and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

    Sincerely,

    John Wall
    Australian Law Student

    P.S. Also, please take Phil Goff, Debbie Anne Ngarewa-Packer, Rawiri Waititi, Marama Davidson, Golriz Ghahraman, Chloe Swarbrick and Ricardo Menendez March, Hone Harawira and Brian Tamaki with you.

    P. S. S. And you won’t have to press 1 for English when you call our country.

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    • There is a business model already.
      1947- India was partitioned into Muslim and Hindus (mostly as the start, they have bred fast within India )

      The Muslins on the West were beating up the Muslims in the East for the first 24 years until they got a divorce and became Bangladesh.
      ————————

      The fecking Fabian society.
      that is a large part of what drove Tony B.liar and his actions.
      Then the sneaky prick converted to being an actual Catholic after his PM gig was over.
      He was in all but name in the prior decade,
      I would think the doolan O’Connors -Damien and Soimon -would have an affinity with the Fabians.

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  21. A larger Green Party caucus says it’s open to working with National on climate, light rail, and preventing family violence
    A rejuvenated Green Party caucus says it could work with National on climate and violence protection policy, and that Wellington voters have endorsed light rail.

    The 14 successful Green candidates met at Parliament on Wednesday morning for a photo and press conference with co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson.

    Election 2023 was a partial success for the party. It gained four extra list seats, seven fresh members, and flipped two Wellington electorates.

    Shaw said this should send a message to the incoming National government that voters in the city support light rail and other Green-adjacent transport plans.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/public-policy/124833/larger-green-party-caucus-says-its-open-working-national-climate-light-rail

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    • Shaw can take a hike !!! If National back down on their promise to not progress the “Get Wellington Moving ” BS it will be a major issue for them, because it is an easy win for them. The Greens think money grows on trees.
      NB. This is the same Shaw that recently threatened violence if he did not get his way.

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    • Oh yay; put the violent, racist cunt davidson in charge of preventing family violence.

      Wellington had electric buses for decades…. then removed them
      these did not even need the dangerous batteries.
      Maybe Alf even drove one.
      Dorks

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  22. The struggle to put an end to the traitorous and murderous misrule of Yoon Suk Yeol group driving the people to death with the fascist dictatorial rule while attempting to ignite a nuclear war in collusion with outside forces, is getting stronger in the whole region of south Korean puppets.

    Attending the rally were a lot of people from all walks of life including workers, peasants, poor people, students, religious believers.

    The participants chanted such slogans as “Let us oust Yoon Suk Yeol with the strong wind of impeachment!” and “Impeach Yoon Suk Yeol, the ultra-right fascist seeking a war!”.

    https://kcnawatch.org/newstream/1697598522-792311211/60th-candlelight-rally-in-region-of-south-korean-puppets/

    This used to be extreme and funny. Now it matches the tone we got under Ardernism to anyone who opposed her tyranny.

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  23. Another parasite journo miffed at being rejected. Boo bloody hoo.

    Lloyd Burr
    @LloydBurr

    Sad day for democracy. Winston’s people have had the Bowen Select Committee rooms deemed “office space” which means we can’t film where we’ve always been able to.

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    • All NZ media should have to declare all government funding they have received. There should be a link on every article saying the amount and it should be updated in real time. The penalty for failing to declare should be death by mutilation.

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  24. Killing a few Jews proves to be a very profitable business even when killed yourself.
    A great Prophet Profit for the family.
    Such a great caring & kindly programme ….. by Hamas.

    …. This means each family of the 1,500 dead Hamas terrorists who invaded Israel will receive 7,400 shekels for this first month.
    Families of those terrorists who were married and had children will receive even more.
    The PA will pay at least 11,100,000 shekels ($2,789,430) this month as a reward for participating in last week’s murders and atrocities against Israeli civilians. ….

    https://palwatch.org/page/34650

    That Hamas Program has been well supported by New Zealand in the systemic education system by UNRWR United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, in which I have mentioned in comments over this past week.

    ….. humanitarian funding to Gaza from €25 million to €75 million. ….
    https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-triple-funding-humanitarian-aid-gaza-israel-hamas-conflict-crisis/

    Then Canada’s top of more on what it already gives to Gaza & Westbank.

    …. Ottawa provides approximately $55 million annually to “help meet the development and humanitarian needs of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza,” …..

    … Ottawa also announced $10 million in humanitarian assistance on Oct. 12 to address urgent needs caused by the Hamas attack and Israel’s retaliation in Gaza. …
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/explainer-what-the-canadian-government-funds-in-hamas-ruled-gaza-5510880

    How many other countries are paying out?
    Joe Biden now arrives in Israel, so will give something to Israel, but how much will also be dropped to Hamas like through UNRWA, UN.

    No wonder Ukrainian Zelinskii wanted to head over to Israel in empathy to see what he could pick up.

    Camouflaged with semantics & word salads of humanitarian needs where sewer pipes are recycled as rockets to ‘visit’ Israel.
    Are the EU elite concerned that reprisals may be made on them if they do not send this form of ‘danegeld’ ‘jizya’ ?
    Or are that elite doing so well on the gravy train, so flick a bit of money around to appear “kindly”.
    Criminals ! with blood on their hands.

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  25. So your favourite presenter has quit. OHHH
    Suzie Edmonds
    this is pathetic of Liz. I am so disappointed. She let’s us as people down… I LOVE YOU GUYS.

    Doesn’t sound like much of a loss of friendship to me. Sounds like very controlling and domineering behaviour. Sorry for you though. It’s not easy navigating these things. Take care.

    pon reflection, I understand why Liz feels she needed to pull out. Fair enough. But to try and sabotage other friendships and AMOA itself, seems extreme and unfair as it affects the wider

    https://www.facebook.com/AMatterOfAuthenticity/videos/1926136937768432

    Seems Liz has left them in the lurch and our deserters have their knickers in a twist. looks like they might have been playing with NZ first and Liz in an attempt to get elected.

    How sad too bad.
    Karma has its time and place.

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