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  1. Oh is that Justin in there and perhaps dear leader?????
    Yep I could not sleep so am up extra early this morning.
    Have a good day out there, those working, enjoy the business of the Christmas season with the firm party etc Get an UBER or what ever it is that offers safe drivers.
    The rest of us enjoy the day doing chores around the home etc.

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    • Off today to Palmerston North today, maybe I will find out what got John Cleese so upset about the place, all those years ago. Back tonight if I don’t get lost in the potholes along the way and if I do, maybe I will find Henry Morton Stanley lurking there in one of the deeper, more forgotten about, ones.

      Yep Lizzie, company Christmas Party on Saturday. Time then, to help the Brewers and Vintners of the Nation and do my further bit for the economy, along with being my normal offensive and rude self. You will be able to read all about it in the Taumarunui Bugle next Thursday, “Offensive Opiniated Little White Man Escapes Wife’s Clutches To Offend A Quiet Township – The Full Story On Why Drinking & White Men Should Be Banned.”

      Dull here today, maybe dull in Palmy too.

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  2. https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/12/13/five-star-hotel-latest-jewel-in-waikato-tainuis-2-billion-empire/

    hmmm it says the 2 billion dollar iwi has over 30million to distribute to its members this year, im sure theyll be super stoked but lets help them with their math.
    they say they have 86k members…. so that 30 mil means a whopping $350 each.
    yup thats not good enough is it, no one could buy a new ranger with that so what i think the iwi mean is they have 30mil to distribute to freinds and whanau as that would mean a much larger chunk of the pie and not a measly 350bux.

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    • It may only be $350 each, but I would be interested in a poll of the ‘members’ as to how many actually got the money. Guarantee there are a few at the top who got way more than their share and an awful lot at the bottom who have no idea there was any money to be given out.

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  3. 7.06 and only 3 comments WTF is going on ? the useless seat warming waste of space and coward Kelvinator Davis is out, FCUK off and take the other bludging untalented waste of space Blacko Jacko with ya.

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    • From Komata’s link:

      ……” His family’s nightmare all began when he initiated contact with CYFS, out of concern for his child’s welfare, requesting only that his ex-wife undergo anger management training and for his child not to be left in the care of the maternal grandmother.”……

      Mr Lincoln went up against the Sisterhood & challenged the mantra that the female can do no wrong. He & his child have paid the price.

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    • A ton of bricks thrown at him, set up to cripple, libel & defame him.
      As he was not a gang member or such.

      …. Lincoln is part-Māori, has a clean record and never been in trouble with the law. He has no history of intemperate behaviour. ……

      …… As a result of that contact, Lincoln ended up with a report stating he was mentally unfit to have contact with his child, enduring multiple Court appearances, having Police raid his home and remove his phone, desktop computer, external hard drives, electronic storage devices and printer, and a financially damaging cost that has amounted to over $1.5m to date. ….

      Read it in full, as it shows the government’s systemic interconnected workings of these institutions that aided & abetted the abuse of that child.

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    • Good article. Not easy to read.

      All this stuff in the1970s was being openly talked about. But nothing done.
      Of course there was rape at lake Alice. I heard of it first hand.
      There was sexual molestation of kids in catholic care. Nothing happened.
      There was sexual abuse of people in hospital. Mainstream hospitals .
      I know of a critter that did well at school, he was bright from a bright family. His father was a scientist at DSIR. He became a hospital porter . Night shift. I am sure I know why.
      But no-one would listen.

      This is the same, same, same bullshit we have where NZ pretends ” there is no corruption”
      Say what. There is heaps.
      The dark secrets.
      It is sick. Where the sickos are protected.

      But hey we saw in the last 3 years if you spoke against the vaXXX you got the shit treatment and the media filth go hard against anyone who raises their head above the parapet and wants to stand for democratic election on local or central goo-mint.
      The media party of filth come out and attack this person if they had a facebook comment questioning the vaXXX (validly so) from 2 years before.
      Whistle-blowers are punished.
      Truth speakers are punished.
      There is a dark side to NZ.
      I cant ever see it going away.

      Note the case of Coral-Ellen Burrows. The father reported the situation to CYPS.

      his child was in a house with a shithead double murderer (not proven then) meth addict.
      The mother was a skank. Despite media lies of a fake perspective.
      Steven Williams was the son of a skank whore ho.
      That was his world. Would ‘the authorities’ – ha ha – listen to the biological father wanting to protect his daughter.
      Fuck NO
      20 years ago.
      Nothing has changed.

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  4. Morning Troopers,

    Again, I believe Robertson and his mates should face trial:

    Matthew Hooton – opinion:
    (excerpt)
    “Yesterday’s shock 0.3 per cent decline in GDP in just the September quarter makes New Zealand the worst-performing economy in the developed world.

    Even then, the result was inflated by record net migration, despite yet another massive brain-drain.

    Per person, GDP fell an extraordinary 0.9 per cent in just three months.

    On an annual basis, GDP fell 0.6 per cent. That compares with our main trading partners all growing respectably over the same period: Australia up 2.2 per cent; the US up 3.0 per cent; and China up 4.9 per cent.

    The mind boggles at how bad the data would have been had the previous Government not also cynically flooded the economy with borrowed cash.

    It’s too easy to blame the Ardern-Hipkins Government alone for yesterday’s calamity.

    Any remaining vestige of integrity it had was shattered by Wednesday’s Auditor-General’s report on its $12 billion pre-Covid New Zealand Upgrade Programme and the $3b Covid-era Shovel-Ready Programme.

    In making changes to the list of projects to be funded, which was their prerogative, ministers were careful not to keep records of how or why changes were made, nor whether they were consistent or fair.

    No one even knows where all the money went.

    This follows last week’s damning Auditor-General’s report about Callaghan Innovation’s process to allocate funds to help start-up businesses.

    The Auditor-General’s attention could usefully turn to the $3b Cook Strait ferry debacle.”

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    • Interesting. I often wonder about our politicians and the links they have to the swamp in the USA….. There are a dew really dodgy ones still hanging around…. Links to Filipino boys on some app held by some incompetent twat who can’t count….

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    • Yep Saggy, it is a sad day for New Zealand when a Giant of 9th Century Intelligence like Kelvin, feels he has to let the little people down and take his massive contribution to the wellbeing of the country and Fuck Off.

      It is just terrible also, that he has to wait until Waitangi Day and all the free food and publicity he will receive there, before he up sticks and goes. In my humble but very biased opinion, yesterday would have been better to have shuffled off, without fanfare.

      I note he had to get Ginny Anderson to advise the world of his departure, he didn’t have the Balls, himself to say he was moving right along. Another Labour Coward, much like Ardern.

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    • To be fully paid over the summer holidays,
      At whatever very ‘Leader’ pay rate that was. How nice 🙁
      Then to collect the so many months of phase out pay after the resignation. 🙁
      That what is called, leaving on his own terms. 🙁

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      • Here’s maori complaining about their world going to hell in a handbasket. And what does the kelvinator do?
        He fucks off! Maybe he’s going to try to influence the government, like the rest of his ex party members.
        He would starve, I’m picking as who would employ him?
        Do you think chippy will survive the BBQ season?
        Will he be gone on the same day or sooner?

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  5. So Ruth opps sorry, Willis has canned the rail project on the basis of the shore side costs.
    Costs that have before fallen on the harbour boards and others as well as kiwi rail.

    However she had no idea apparently how that link is going to be preserved for rail. Sure a few car carriers will fit the current model but not the trains. and the trains need to move or the No.1 state highway from Auckland to Christchurch will collapse. The CNI area is already at that point.

    Should NZTA front some of the money, should harbour boards that derive their income from the ferries, should Regional Councils that also derive some of their cash from the harbour boards and ferries front up and ultimately, what is best for NZ.
    Trucks certainly are not.
    Last count we were 5000 truck drivers short.
    Add that many more trucks to the roads and the result will be more congestion and so on.
    Where are the Nat. greenies on this?
    Surely they know that rail is more green than trucks or has Luxflakes shut them down as his track record suggests and then their is winston. A big supporter of rail.
    what has to say? Not much so far!

    quite a conundrum really.
    Usual policy from the Nats. toss out the baby and make alcohol from the water.

    She really has no idea but she is now a director of Kiwirail as well as her other responsibilities. Hows that for no political interference?
    Another fontera tosser.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/133452816/what-are-the-options-now-for-cook-strait-crossing-planners

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  6. TAH@0817

    It is also VERY noticeable that NONE of the KR ‘Board of Governance’ [Aka ‘Directors’] have any PRACTICAL railway-related experience or knowledge, yet they deign to make decisions for that organisation based entirely on their well-held personal ignorance.

    ‘They’re only there for the fees’ comes to mind…..

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  7. Paddy goes to church. And prays to god. God I’ve no money. Me the wife and kids are starving. I’m down to me last ten quid.
    Please see your way to letting me win the lottery
    Another week goes by. Nothing. He prays again. Help me out here, I’m not looking for a big win just a couple of grand . Nothing.
    Third week. Fer fecks sake. 1 grand. A measly thousand quid.
    And a voice comes down from above.
    Paddy meet me 1/2 way. Buy a fecking ticket

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  8. Under Arndernism the countries productivity was destroyed and we became poorer. We also saw the biggest transfer of wealth, from the poor to the super rich, in our countries history. The entire country was shut down and people imprisoned in their homes. Thousands of businesses never recovered. When people were finally allowed to escape NZ lost more people than arrived and the population reduced. Inflation went through the roof and people were struggling to eat.

    —– So how did house prices increase up to 40% in a few months, at that time?

    Either something is very wrong or Ardern is an economic genius. There is no other option. I know Mikey and SB worship Ardern and say she can perform miracles and make house prices go up independent of peoples circumstances and the economy, but what do decent people think?

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      • theres no single answer to your question bro.
        like any disaster theres a series of fuckups and poor decisions that lead to it.
        a bunch of reasons in no particular order…
        1. crash the interest rate.
        2. flood economy with cindy bux.
        3. kiwibuild fail so triggered massive fomo.
        4. hermit kingdom, couldnt spend money elsewhere, boats caravans and other toys also exp same boom and rapid inflation as housing did.
        5. media and govt messaging further amplify fomo.
        6. inadequate supply and demand.
        7. building materials scarce and soaring inflation on those products = construction slowdown and cancellations.

        then once ppl realised the stupid capital gains that could be made it further fuelled the price rises due to speculators competing with genuine home buyers.

        your printed money only played a part and not the sole cause you seem to think it was, it was a perfect storm in a way that lead to the bubble.

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        • There was never a shortage of houses and there still isn’t. So it is not supply and demand. There are tens of thousands of unsold properties across NZ. The number of places for sale shot up during that time.

          People did not get richer so it’s not that.

          That only leaves issuing billions in debt aka money printing. Money that could have been invested in the productive economy. How do you think this is going to end as GDP falls and every sent is put into a roof over peoples head and all the profits going to off shore banks?

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            • There is no shortage of housing and there never has been. Record unprecedented levels of stock. Not interested in red herrings about rentals.

              Only scumbags think the current system is in any way acceptable. You need to take a long hard look at yourself. It is destroying our society socially and economically.

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  9. 🚨Speed cameras to quadruple 🚨

    The problem on our roads is slow drivers not speed.

    🚨Also spy cameras that will look inside your car for mobile phone use, seat belts and intelligence gathering.

    🚨Also average speed tech

    This needs to stop 🛑

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      • If anyone else other than me had the feeling the riot cops were a heavy handed in Wellington, Dan Pickering, the cop who complained to Cuddles Coster said Circo? cops came over from Aussie to deal with the NZ parliamentary protesters. F’n pricks.

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        • Serco AU provides fully integrated and adaptable facilities management and operational support for Government services and critical infrastructure, and we are capable of supporting the full range of Defence Estate Management Services nationally.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serco

          Serco and its competitor G4S were found to have maintained inaccurate records and overcharged the UK Government for electronically monitoring criminals in 2013.[12] Serco’s executives at the time were cleared of the fraud charges in 2021 after an 8-year long investigation and trial.[13]
          ———
          Serco New Zealand, ultimately owned by UK-based Serco Group, has a billion-dollar contract to run the Kohuora Auckland South Corrections Facility, also known as Wiri prison, under a 25-year deal.
          ———-
          Basically, you would not lend your car key to Serco.

          They are Brits, and the Brit and French ‘service companies’ like G4S and Veolia/ Transdev are dubious.

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  10. New Zealand documentary skyrockets into streaming charts

    Within 24 hours of its release on AppleTV, New Zealand documentary River of Freedom has become the fourth-most watched film on the site in New Zealand behind Taylor Swift The Eras Tour, The Equalizer 3 and Barbie.

    River of Freedom is an intimate journey into the 2022 protest and occupation at Parliament — an uprising against Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s ‘No Jab, No Job’ mandatory Covid-19 vaccination regime.

    https://www.chrislynchmedia.com/news-items/new-zealand-documentary-skyrockets-into-streaming-charts

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        • You wana go up a notch or 2.
          Sirloin sometimes has good marbling and is still reasonably affordable. Then maybe a scotch fillet and the primo and my favourite, eye fillet wrapped in bacon topped with a fresh bearnaise and fat prawns.
          Nom nom nom..burrrrp.

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          • Funnily enough sirloin is not my go to cut, Rump, and the others you suggest. Not sure why though. Leather wrapped in bacon would be appetising….. Whenever I eat bacon, I subconsciously think, Fuck you Ragheads…..

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            • and the jews of course.

              the kosher diet is over 80% similar to the traditional arab diet.
              The people from the middle east are Semites.
              They eat similar food.
              Similar base products from the region.

              A lot of the Europeans who converted to judaism (Who are most of judaism) have adopted an arab/middle eastern diet.
              Just as moozlems in other parts of the world like France, Indonesia and NZ have adopted middle eastern clothing from the nomadic desert tribes.

              If the maori could work it out, people copy and duplicate others all the time. Little is original . But they like to claim so much as their origin. Children do that a lot.

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          • Got some great Rump about 3 weeks ago.
            Did not get enough.
            lemon juice from a real lemmon; soak 15 mins; dash of red wine on top of that for 15 more mins
            Then onto the hot plate.
            Mmm
            Wish I had got more.

            Sirloin tends to be neither here nor there in ao tear zooland. Yep, yep, go up or down, but not there.

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            • The trouble with Sirloin is lack of taste. The whole ‘premium’ cut thing is a marketing scam. The right cut of rump is full of taste and very – tender – which is an obsession with people who expect meat to be a flavourless paste they don’t have to chew, and think that is ‘premium’.

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    • Casey John Burtt Smith, 29,

      How do we know that was the real name ??!!

      Can we have a cultural report on the Judge
      ….Judge Mina Wharepouri
      Sound like he was being racist to a whyte boy 🙂
      A brownie would never get jail time.

      There goes your debt mountain
      The wastage.
      ————
      ….The wage subsidy scheme provided rapid payments to businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions. The aim was to help prevent job losses and business closures, with employers trusted to pass payments on to staff in wages.
      About $18.8 billion was delivered in 2020 and 2021 for wages for more than 1.8 million jobs, according to MSD.

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  11. “The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public to help identify a man captured on CCTV after areas of native bush were cut down in a national park in Taranaki.
    Senior ranger Cameron Hunt said DOC staff became aware in July of several sections of cleared bush on the northwest side of Te Papakura o Taranaki near Pukeiti, on the ring plain of Taranaki Maunga.”

    Errr.. where exactly???
    You brain-dead morons.

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    • …Senior ranger Cameron Hunt….
      C.Hunt

      all you need to know

      putting a CCTV on his home(assuming gender)
      invasion of privacy
      would they rather he lived in a car ?
      After 6 years of no-one – zero -living in a car- no mention- I guess we are back to 40,000 living in cars.

      These shitters at DOC have one third of the land mass locked up
      They do fuck all with it
      cater best to overseas visitors who pay no taxes apart from a bit of GST (not even on their flights) .
      they can fuck right off.
      Now would be good.

      I guess it is the media getting wet panties over this.
      All that land and so little use.
      Fuck em

      did I swear enough ?
      How was my swearing
      please text your answer to 0800 fuck DOC

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  12. A leg of Kiwi lamb for 20 cents? Crazy prices go viral

    For $25 you can buy yourself almost 2kg of New Zealand lamb in Tescos. Whereas Pak n Save is charging $21.49kg ($43 for a 2kg leg) this week, the English supermarket is promoting our lamb for $13.30kg.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/133461575/a-leg-of-kiwi-lamb-for-20-cents-crazy-prices-go-viral

    I am sick of the lies about how lamb cost less after shipping it to the other side of the world. Every excuse I have heard is an idiotic irrational lie. If they can make money at half the price after shipping it that far imagine what they could make here if prices halfed. A win/win, especially now supply exceeds demand for lamb.

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  13. if whitey burned down a bunch of bro owned huts there would be endless howls of compensation, im sure then that the bros that burned down the huts are going to compensate or rebuild them out of the kindness of their hearts and use their own money to do so…. yeah i know, april fools is a while off.

    i wonder if doc/crown put forth a claim to the waitangi tribunal///////////

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  14. Looks like Orban has a lot more influence than NATO and the EU would like.

    EU fails to agree on $55 bn aid package for Ukraine, budget renegotiation
    The urgency to find a solution is matched only by the potential blow to the EU’s credibility, the Ukrainian president said in a video address to the leaders assembled in Brussels

    https://www.business-standard.com/world-news/eu-fails-to-agree-on-55-bn-aid-package-for-ukraine-budget-renegotiation-123121500108_1.html

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  15. A doctor who signed up departing British and Australian backpackers for long-term healthcare subsidies at her clinic claimed more than $420,000 in funding by falsely registering the 2618 patients when they were ineligible.

    Now Auckland GP Dr Judith Gill has been struck off by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for misconduct.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/auckland-gp-judith-gill-struck-off-after-claiming-420k-for-backpackers-who-had-left-nz/EO6XACY52JDOTGQOZNYTZHHMMU/

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  16. Since the recent release of the whistleblower data, the old ‘safe and effective’ messaging has been trundled out of storage to be given another spin.

    Something fundamental has always bothered me with the ‘safe and effective’ zealots. The experts, officials and politicians mindlessly repeat the slogan ad nauseam, yet I have not heard any of them explain this one thing…

    We are told that the observed and acknowledged serious adverse events (SAEs) published on Medsafe’s website are considered ‘rare’ and unlikely to happen to most people taking the injections. So, what exactly underpins their confident reassurances?

    Can these people explain:

    How can a solution injected in the arm (which Helen Petousis-Harris emphatically told us definitely stayed in the injection site and did not travel throughout the body) cause catastrophic injury in other parts of the body?

    What exact mechanism within the body causes each of Medsafe’s admitted safety signals, such as myocarditis/pericarditis, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome, menstrual disruption, Bell’s Palsy and more?

    Why do some people experience these issues and not others?

    How, without an understanding of how these products cause harm, can the words ‘safe and effective’ ever pass the lips of anyone charged with encouraging the masses to roll their sleeves up for endless shots and boosters?

    The truth is they don’t know how or why the Covid shots hurt hearts, or cause clots, or induce autoimmunity, but its ok – just take them! Say it with me: They’re safe and effective.

    It is simply absurd.

    And unethical.

    And immoral.

    And unscientific.

    It is also against the laws protecting the New Zealand public’s right to informed consent. Specifically:

    Right 6 The right to be fully informed.
    Right 7 The right to make an informed choice and give informed consent.

    We sounded the alarm, highlighting Medsafe’s own concerns about all this way back in February 2021!

    The system is on the ropes when it comes to the weight of internationally published evidence showing these mRNA injectables to be dangerous.

    The gravity of the situation is dire. The system is complicit. Many Kiwis have been injured and lives have been lost. The financial and societal consequences of admitting to the harm caused would be ruinous.

    Medsafe has received almost 65,000 reports of adverse events following immunisation, as outlined in their final report in December last year. Over 3,500 of those were considered serious. The report has not been updated since.

    Excess death rates post-vaccination-rollout are high and have not been adequately explained by the NZ authorities. Much has been made of the 5,305 deaths in NZ with Covid. However, when it comes to the thousands of excess deaths over the past couple of years… crickets.

    So, when a story like that of Barry the whistleblower erupts, we can expect the powers-that-be to go on the defensive – big time. They’ve got a lot to lose.

    Some might say…

    Get over it. It’s all done now. Move on.

    To which we reply, if we do not force the authorities to acknowledge the harm caused and throw a spotlight on processes that allowed it to happen, what stops the same thing from happening again next time?

    This is why we need to push to release the entire set of anonymised vaccination records. If there is nothing to hide, then there shouldn’t be a problem. Easy.

    It is also why we must all keep the pressure on the health authorities and experts to answer the damn questions. They don’t get off the hook.

    Zoom out for a moment…

    …for a higher-level perspective, and remember that the attack on our freedoms remains broad and relentless. Planning and strategy are essential if we want to use our time and energy effectively.

    Free speech is central to all other rights. Remove the right to speak our minds, and all else crumbles. This is one of the main reasons we started RCR: to provide an outlet for the stories that are not being told in the MSM and to educate everyday Kiwis on the issues that matter. But also, RCR exists, critically, to provide a platform for open-minded debate and to create and apply pressure to hold decision-makers, including MPs and bureaucrats, accountable.

    Growing and nurturing our VFF community groups is essential to provide an alternative to an increasingly hollow mainstream society. Our networks offer much-needed friendship and support and serve as an effective arm for spreading public messaging and applying targeted pressure on select issues.

    A dual strategy of:

    Pushing back against globalist plans like the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the World Economic Forum’s ideas on owning nothing and being happy, and
    Building personal, family, and community resilience…

     …is essential as we move forward.

    Our systems are in place, the groundwork is done, and the VFF team is ready to act with precision in 2024 (after a wee bit of time recharging the batteries over the holidays)!

    https://www.voicesforfreedom.co.nz/

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  17. Want to know why Maori history is not taught in schools?
    Upoke is the term for Maori slaves. They were about 80% of the population prior to the Europeans. They were the primary source of protein in what was a horrific degeneration of Polynesian society into rampart structural cannibalism – a period of horror that lasted some 500 years until they were rescued by the European.
    The Maori had come with the original Polynesian caste structure of royals and bonded commoners after being outcast and set adrift on rafts to end up stranded in NZ.
    Within a recorded period of about 8 generations this then degenerated into 9 different language groups ( no common language) and a horrific two tier ethnically and racially based caste structure.
    – Ariki / from the original royal elite – these were documented and painted or drawn as lighter to white skinned, wiry, smaller boned, fine featured, thin nose, thin lipped, straight hair, anxious, aggressive cannibalistic ruling class. Upoke / from the original bonded commoners (such bonding or serfdom broke down in NZ as land was unconstrained) and slaves. Upoke or poke was used in conjunction with Kuku or Kiko ie a Upoke Kiko was slave flesh – or else poke singular or pokes group).
    The Upoke slaves were the ‘wealth’ of the Maoris and raiding and capturing other clans and tribes Upoke was their primary industry. These Upoke were dark skinned, larger limbed, thick lipped, flat nosed, curly haired, easily fattened, low IQ and sedentary.
    The settlements of the Maoris (Pa’s) were in valley passes where they could anticipate attack from the sea and run into the bush behind.
    A Pa’s very design is as a cannibal storage camp of humans as slave eating flesh with perimeters controlling access and confining the slaves.
    Have a good look at the original designs of the Pa’s and what their real purpose was.
    Upoke females were normally killed and eaten at birth but on arrival of the Europeans -( trade was for Upoke boiled male heads carved with European arabesques eg ‘Maori Moko designs – all European) but with a shortage of that & the trade being policed – the Maori Ariki turned to selling young Upoke slave girls to the sailors and settlers for guns.
    Often as records show, the Ariki would line up the young Upoke on the beach or field and then tell the Europeans they would all be slaughtered and eaten unless the European met their demands.
    As such the European settlements were flooded with Upoke slaves, mainly young females being the demand.
    The Europeans bred with these slave females gave immunity to the mixed race offspring disease such as measles & flu that full blood Maori did not have.
    Again this is subject to much record (1880 onwards) about the ‘revitalization’ and out breeding of the Maori being their only path of survival / there was much concern the Maori would become extinct so all Europeans & Maori were much focused on such outbreeding to ensure that a trace of Maori may exist in the future.
    By 1903 there were no Ariki left and only 14 very old full blood Upoke.
    The last full blood died in 1944 – as reported by the minister of Maori affairs much later to the NZ parliament.
    The marked differences between the Ariki and the slave caste were much commented on, discussed and captured in paintings & portraits. Almost all part Maori today would be offspring of Europeans & Upoke slaves – the filters of inter Maori fratricide between the Ariki clans & disease acted as a filter to remove both Ariki and full bloods.
    “A Savage Country” Professor Paul Moon’
    This Horrid Practice’ – Professor Paul Moon,
    ‘Behind The Tattooed Face’ – Heretaunga Pat Baker,
    ‘Anthropology In The South Seas’ – H D Skinner

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    • ……”Upoke were dark skinned, larger limbed, thick lipped, flat nosed, curly haired, easily fattened, low IQ and sedentary.”……

      I think I know where there are some survivors! The golden triangle formed by the Masterton Pak n Sav, KFC & Liquorland offers rich pickings for any budding anthropologists.

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  18. Simeon Brown is good at his job 🙂

    Transport Minister Simeon Brown receiving advice as NZ Transport Agency plans increased speed cameras
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/12/transport-minister-simeon-brown-receiving-advice-as-nz-transport-agency-plans-increased-speed-cameras.html

    “I’ve commissioned some advice on that, in terms of the scalability of that work,” Brown said.

    “I mean my message around speed camera work is that it should be evidence-based, it should be focussed on black spots and it should be focussed on whether there are real safety needs. It’s not a revenue-gathering tool,” Brown said.

    But the Government’s commitment to road safety is being questioned after reversing blanket speed limit reductions on state highways and neighbourhood streets – one of National’s election promises.

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