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  1. I needed a laugh this morning, EDs 2 memes did the trick., I watched the dwarfs performance at question time yesterday earlier this morning, if nothing else I appreciate how he is ripping the labour ,Greens and native party lunatics new arseholes ,the sight of the fat spermbus Robbo squirming in his seat is very gratifying although the other fat useless cnut Brownlee in the speakers chair is not fit for the job and will cause trouble soon for the coalition IMHO.

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  2. Concerning winnie and his ways

    Given his effectiveness against the ‘opposition’ (And seeless’s less than stellar abilities in respect of such matters), what are the possibilities that winnie will continue in his role AFTER his 18 month section of the ‘co-deputy PM’s has passed, BY POPULAR DEMAND?

    As a phrase, Winston’s ‘endearing’ ‘Listen sunshine’ is very hard to beat, and has definite public support.

    On the basis of this, will seeless recognise that Winston he definitely isn’t, and allow winnie to hold the Deputy-PM post beyond the 18 month period, or will personal greed and the need for aggrandisement take over?

    I suspect the latter, but it would be nice to be proven wrong.

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    • Revy, it isn’t helpful under MMP to focus too tightly on one component of the collective government. You will get a better picture of the likely outcome by looking at it holistically and considering how they will interact. I voted for Winston to balance out the others. He can be as maggoty as he likes as he’s already set the tone and done what I hoped.

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      • KEA, agreed but he has a 4 decade habit of blowing hard in the run up to an election and then going quiet for 3 years.
        As for the concentration on 1 component of the coalition it’s just that it’s so fcuking joyful to see those arrogant cnuts in labour,Greens and Hori parties being read their horoscopes and I intend to enjoy it for as long as it lasts,of course our filthy MSM only report the quotes from the dwarf that make him look bad and watching question time regularly would have me sitting in a hot bath crying with a cutthroat razor in my hand 😂😂😂

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  3. ‘Bryce Edwards: Poll Results, Micro-budget, Foreign Affairs’
    (Courtesy of The Daily Examiner NZ)

    This was published late yesterday and as a result may not have been seen before by the readership (Apologies if it has been). No doubt it will be of interest, although I suspect many would dispute Audrey Young’s sycophantic comments in the last paragraph, and seeming to prove that Young is NOT an ‘objective’ journalist and more-like an ardern fan-girl….

    https://www.thedailyexaminer.co.nz/bryce-edwards-poll-results-micro-budget-foreign-affairs/?fbclid=IwAR0hlUcNHtca47kPB_iEgCVoYcvSmGXj-PsbPT8SY432qv9BoAS2dRr5_WA

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    • From your post. “Audrey Young is much more positive about Ardern’s policy achievements: “Two stand-outs are in child poverty reduction and climate change”

      Two standouts, really.

      Child poverty reduction. Well Komata, 57 children died in this country, during Ardern’s watch, these children did not come from the super rich or even wealthy class. No Siree Bob, they came from what only Ardern would be described, as those that suffered from greater poverty than the rest of us. I just hate to think how many children would have died if Ardern had not stepped up and reduced child poverty to the extent she did in this country, it would have been monumental, world leading in fact.

      And as to Climate Change. What was Ardern’s starting point in 2017 and what was her finishing point, Audrey the Sycophant does not say and how much had it improved through her Policies, when Ardern stepped down in 2023. It must have improved because Audrey Young surely would have criticised her, if it had been any sort of failure? I am now not sure who to believe, COP23 who says we are doomed and things have got considerably worse for humanity since 2017 or Audrey Young who says Ardern’s Climate Change Policies were so world leading, I should be amongst the world’s, most grateful for the wonderfulness that is Ardern and the great legacy that she left this country with.

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  4. Morning Troopers.
    Long read, sorry. But will be of interest to some. Labour must not avoid scrutiny for their (mis)handling of the Covid circus.

    Royal Commission Covid inquiry: David Seymour, Winston Peters right about scrapping it – Deborah Chambers KC
    OPINION

    “Winston Peters campaigned on a policy of scrapping the current Royal Commission inquiry into Covid. His main complaint is the terms of reference are far too narrow. Peters wants a new, independent and broader inquiry.

    David Seymour supported the Royal Commission when it was announced but expressed concerns about the failure to include key issues in its terms of reference.

    The National Party also objected to the fact other political parties were not consulted on membership of the Royal Commission or the terms of reference, which were described as “limited”.

    The coalition agreement recently concluded by our new Government includes a commitment to a “… a full-scale, wide-ranging, independent inquiry”. Prime Minister Luxon has said the aim was to “broaden the terms of the Covid inquiry so it considers more things, and broaden the terms of reference”.

    The issue now is whether the existing Royal Commission, announced in December 2022 by then Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, can be salvaged or whether we are better to start with a clean slate. I suggest the latter, for two reasons.

    First, the methodology and related terms of reference are not fit for purpose. Second, the leadership of the Royal Commission is not conducive to a broad, independent inquiry.

    So, what is wrong with the current Royal Commission?

    The Commission’s terms of reference and non-adversarial approach are terrible news for anyone who wants to learn the truth behind the decisions made at the height of the Covid pandemic.

    The terms of reference are focused on lessons that can be learned for any future pandemic and the recommendations on public health strategies that should apply for a future pandemic.

    The terms of reference appear to presuppose that the public health response itself was justified and the only lessons we could take forward into the future might be about the effective implementation of that public health response.

    In other words, there is no evaluation of Government decision-making. The microscope will be focused on how future governments can legislate and regulate more effectively on their chosen path.

    But the implementation of the Government’s public health strategy is not the key issue for most New Zealanders.

    It is now clear that many New Zealanders want answers about the public health decisions themselves and the umbrella issue: whether the indisputably large inroads into our liberties were justifiable.

    Decisions like extensive and preventative lockdowns at the later stages of the pandemic, vaccine mandates or closing our borders to Kiwis stuck overseas. These decisions have had painful consequences: sky-rocketing school absences, particularly among our poor, sky-high anxiety, missed cancers and a catastrophic effect on mental health, our economy and crime.

    How were these decisions actually made by our Government? What cost-benefit analysis was done to reflect the social and economic burdens that necessarily accompanied life-saving measures? What was the true cost of these measures as it played out and how many lives were indeed saved? Were less invasive measures that didn’t breach our Bill of Rights evaluated? Did the Government deliberately exacerbate a climate of fear to promote compliance with various regulations and to what extent did the media support such an agenda? Was the Government’s additional focus on protecting the health of the Māori and Pacific Islander communities proportionate to outcomes for those communities? What expert advice was the Government receiving – was a broad range of views sought (within reason)? And how accurate was the Government’s statistical information that it based these decisions on?

    New Zealand’s official Covid-19 death toll is currently 3623 (the virus either being an underlying or contributory cause of death). Most people would accept that on this measure New Zealand did well. The unaddressed issues for many New Zealanders are the proportionality and whether the extreme measures of social distancing, MIQ and lockdowns were actually necessary as the pandemic progressed and we gained information.

    The key issue is about whether the indisputably large inroads into our liberties were reasonable in the circumstances. It should go without saying but the lessons that any commission or inquiry can learn will be limited by the nature of the questions asked.

    The current Commission is asking entirely the wrong questions and with the wrong frame of mind. Its findings will have no prospects of addressing the real issues that New Zealanders have with the hardships caused by our then Government’s response to Covid.

    The second fundamental flaw with the Royal Commission is the leadership of the Commission.

    The Government appointed Australia-based epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely to chair the Royal Commission. It also appointed a former Minister of Education, Hekia Parata. She has resigned. The third member is John Whitehead, an ex-Treasury secretary appointed for his expertise on the economic response.

    Putting an epidemiologist in charge of this inquiry is like putting a rabbit in charge of the lettuce garden. There is little doubt that epidemiologists such as Dr Michael Baker are convinced the Government response was the correct one. Our Government was so reliant on the epidemiologists that for a year or so they effectively became our unelected government. The advising epidemiologists have intellectual skin in the game in terms of justifying the decisions that were made.

    All indications are that the operation of the Commission so far has indeed been narrow. The inquiry can be easily accused of being a self-serving political backside-covering exercise because who did the Labour Government put in charge of this inquiry? Another epidemiologist.

    Up close, the existing Commission looks like a giant, expensive, rubber stamp to simply approve the last Government’s policy in regard to Covid-19. As constructed, this inquiry will predictably be an expensive exercise in missing the point. The response to Covid-19 was not just a scientific question. It was also a social and economic question and that evaluation, and the independent leadership to undertake that evaluation is glaringly absent.

    Whatever mistakes were made at the time, it is imperative that the coalition’s inquiry is an opportunity to learn from them. The Government needs to scrap the current Commission completely and start again. Anything else will be just “lipstick on a pig”.

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    • “The Commission’s terms of reference and non-adversarial approach are terrible news for anyone who wants to learn the truth behind the decisions made at the height of the Covid pandemic.”

      That says it all and Lady Chambers KC, is correct in her assumptions. A new inquiry with broader Terms of Reference is needed without delay.

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      • Absolutely that is correct. The covid enquiry should be open and transparent unlike the liars of liarbor greens and maori party were. The covid enquiry should have the power to incarcerate dear leader, chippy, Ashley what ever his name was/is. and all the other bastards who have caused so much angst among people so many shops closed, jobs lost and the blame it all on covid excuse when three years ago they are still using this excuse.

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    • IMHO the first question to ask is “was there a pandemic to begin with”?
      Or was there a virus that was immediately treatable as per the Brisbane University advice in Feb 2020 and why did we not take that advice?
      Answer that and go from there because all the rest is a serious incursion into our govt. by Pharma and our bureaucrats and an absolute overriding of our freedoms to choose.
      Sweden with no restrictions, no compulsory jabs performed better than most. Ed has posted the stats.

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  5. Entitled MUCH

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/12/21/mans-repugnant-actions-on-gold-coast-jetstar-flight/
    The man allegedly smoked an e-cigarette before takeoff and started arguing with cabin crew when he was asked to stop, 9News reports.

    He then tried to get into a toilet before pulling down his shorts and urinating on vacant seats.

    The plane, which was yet to depart, returned to the terminal and police arrested the man.

    The 52-year-old man will face court in February.

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  6. Does Santa really live in the North Pole? Let’s look at the evidence.

    1. Wears red & white.
    2. Good at breaking into houses.
    3. Has loads of electrical goods that nobody can trace.
    4. Drives an unregistered vehicle.
    5. Only does one day’s work a year.

    Lapland my arse! He’s a fucking South Aucklander!

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  7. Abysmal failure from Labour again.

    A $150 million government IT project has gone so badly off track it has been called to a halt.

    The Department of Internal Affairs yesterday admitted to RNZ it has called a stop to the huge project that had aimed to take all births, deaths and marriages data online in the cloud.

    It has terminated contractors, and employees’ jobs may be on the line, too.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2023/12/department-of-internal-affairs-it-project-for-births-deaths-and-marriages-data-halted.html

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    • The “cloud” is an IT centralising scam, sort of like the vaccine scam, but for the Geek Industrial Complex. Buy a 2TB synology disk station (black drives twinned) for less than a $1000 and you own your own cloud. The strength of the internet is its decentralised balkanised origin

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        • MS cloud services were sold to IT companies before vaccines were sold to doctors and in the same manner.
          No mention of security/safety, just clip the ticket, and dumb down. Cloud is the most insecure form of computing.

          And with all you data accessible, they can blackmail you, which they did during Covid to get countries to comply.

          Now you know why Gates was behind the vaccines.

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  8. I have no idea how to forward tweets as I don’t use it but maybe if you can search twitter try @TrudiNewZealand “Jacinda’s little ditty” It’s so funny and professionally produced , my only hope is that the smelly CNUT gets it on Xmas morning.

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  9. Opinion: Human Rights Commission’s credibility damaged New Zealand
    By Chris Lynch

    The uproar over Marama Davidson’s comment about ‘cis white men and violence’ has shed light on something many suspected of the Human Rights Commission.

    Thanks to documents via the Official Information Act, what’s come to light isn’t just the Commission’s inner mechanics, but a stark display of political bias and troubling opacity.

    These documents reveal a Commission that seems to operate more as a political entity, favouring narratives from media outlets that align with its views.

    https://www.chrislynchmedia.com/news-items/opinion-human-rights-commissions-credibility-damaged

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    • Bunch of communist insurgents. Shut the whole thing down. Burn the building. Theres still time before Xmas.

      Its not human rights. Modern human rights are peccadillos, more like disgusting sexual urges, codified into a government department. Change the name to communist rights. Then abort it.

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  10. PROVIDENCE – The selection of former Trump National Security Adviser − and renowned conspiracy theorist − Mike Flynn as an inductee into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame has led to at least a half dozen resignations from the board that oversees the Hall of Fame.

    And it has led former Congressman Jim Langevin, who was also selected last week for induction into the honorary Hall of Fame, to serve notice: “If retired General Michael Flynn were to be included in this class I would not accept the nomination.”

    In her letter of resignation from the board, former Rep. Denise Aiken wrote: “I find that I am unable to be associated with an organization that would choose to honor a criminal who failed to keep this oath to the Constitution of the United States.”

    “The inclusion of Lieutenant General Michael Flynn flies in the face of honorable service,” wrote Aiken, adding in a subsequent interview: “I just couldn’t see placing that particular nominee on the same footing with so many fabulous people that have been honored in that way over the many years that it’s been in existence.”

    In their own co-signed letter of resignation to the president, Lawrence C. Reid, prominent lawyer John Tarantino and former Sen. Bea Lanzi called the selection of Flynn “both disappointing and astounding.”

    “There is an overall right and wrong in the universe, and what has happened here, in our view, and according to our moral compasses, and consciences, compels us to resign,” they wrote in a letter obtained by The Journal.
    Members warned about nominating Flynn would lead to resignations

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-ri-heritage-hall-of-fame-voted-to-induct-gen-michael-flynn-now-members-are-resigning/ar-AA1lNTPa

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  11. Just been chatting to my neighbours mum. Used to be a nice looking lady and sold Real Estate.
    Just very much skin & bone now.

    Had a lot of cancer treatment and was telling me her brother has about 2 weeks to live and son had a 3 inch tumour removed from his bladder this week. 50 something.
    Reckons it was always there but no recognition that it wasn’t caused by natural causes.

    Really they can’t be (yes they are) so bloody ignorant of the cause can they?

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    • not everyones a nutter vikey.
      on monday my workmate informed me that an older guy i know is full of the stuff, felt a bit off and went to doctors then urgent referal to specialist, his xmas present was being given 3 weeks to live inoperable terminal cancer, another mates sister went to doctors 3wks ago with a headache… dead 18hrs later, she was only mid 20s.

      died suddenly and cancers are quite common, what do you think the 2 i mentioned have in common?… they were both staunch anti vax folk but the nutters on here would ignore that lil fact and blame the “experimental vaccine”.
      just goes to show the control group isnt immune from it, life happens, shit happens. imo diet and lifestyle will be a bigger factor in these things then whether or not someine got the jab.

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      • We have all heard those stories but when you personally experience people around you dieing like flies and when it happens in your own family and close friends that don’t have a family history of the dreaded whatever, you have to ask serious questions. I have had a sister, a brother in law, and two life long friends as well as my own wife with turbo cancer diagnosis let alone all the other symptoms you have to be rational about what you think maybe causing the unexplained problems and if you think it is butt hurt you need to be asking rational questions. I don’t give a fack because I have not been jabbed and never with be but I feel for the people who have been just to retain their employment to cover day to day life shit . I also couldn’t give a fack about the other Banjo player in bum fuck nowhere who took offense to my comments yesterday because hasn’t got the intellect to interpret my comments. Personally I’d like both of you to load the Mrs and your snot gobblers onto the horse-drawn cart and head to the nearest jab center and get updated to the 6th booster so we who Don’t give a fack can monitor your progress over the next couple of years.

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        • Sorry to hear about your friends and family Upyou2.

          Nobody can deny the numbers becoming seriously ill and those suddenly dying have increased exponentially despite what some say.

          Butt hurt be damned. 🫤

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          • WG. At the end of the day we need to have an honest conversation. I’m not looking for sympathy but some reality to a situation that statistically is out of facking whack with reality but Thank you for your concern .

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  12. Toyota Motor’s Daihatsu unit will halt shipments of all of its vehicles, Japan’s biggest automaker said on Wednesday, after a safety scandal investigation found issues involving 64 models, including almost two dozen sold under Toyota’s brand.

    An independent panel has been investigating Daihatsu after it said in April it had rigged side-collision safety tests carried out for 88,000 small cars, most of those sold as Toyotas.

    But the latest revelations suggest the scope of the scandal is far greater and went back much further than previously thought and could potentially tarnish the automakers’ reputation for quality and safety.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2023/12/toyota-subsidiary-daihatsu-halting-all-vehicle-shipments-as-safety-scandal-widens.html

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    • Blame should be sheeted home to where it belongs. Neglect of essential infrastructure due to frivolous use of ratepayers money on feel-good crap has seen water losses from the public network estimated at 31%. According to Wellington Water the regional loss is worse:

      ……”The estimated water loss from the public and private pipes for the overall region (excluding South Wairarapa) is 44%. That is a daily loss of 76.56 million litres, which equates for 30.6 Olympic swimming pools (2.5 million litres per pool).”…….

      https://www.thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350088748/wellington-pipes-leaking-sieve

      Worth remembering when the elected maggots inevitably blame “climate change” for the shortages occasioned by council profligacy & neglect.

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    • They can fuck off with water restrictions. We had a leak in a water main in our street fixed a few months back. The guy who inspected it said they had over a thousand such leaks to deal with.

      My rates have already gone from $3500 to $5200 per annum for NOTHING extra, and the water pipes are still like a sieve. Yet the cnuts in the council have spent a fortune on f-ing cycleways used by a few hundred people a day – and are now spending extra to install cameras to monitor them.

      Not enough water ain’t my problem – I don’t actually wash my car very often or water my lawn, but if I want to, I will, when it suits me.

      The council also denied me access to services that I’d paid rates for during Covid – I’ve yet to see a partial refund for that.

      In summary, Wellington City Council can KISS MY ARSE – or should that be suck my cock given our mayor’s proclivities.

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  13. This is a disturbing story from all angles.

    Having helped people fill out forms to join the army and navy, it became obvious some questions were aimed at weeding out people who wouldn’t fit into service life; who had unrealistic expectations of service life, or whom had mental aberrations. Here’s an example of one question from an army application form:

    A) ”Army life is similar to civilian life in many ways. In the army you may wake up earlier than your civilian counterpart, and sometimes you may work a little longer than a regular 9 to 5 schedule, but on the whole army life is similar to civilian life.

    Do you agree with this statement? ”

    Of course army life is nothing like civilian life. This question I’m guessing would catch many young recruits out. That would mean the army ordering extra interviews before an applicant was accepted.

    Therefore how did the sociopath/ psychopath mentioned in the following story pass selection? This guy obviously has problems and would surely have been picked up in the screening process. Sociopaths have problems with certain questions because they have no ability to understand when empathy was required.

    Worse was the reaction of the victims. These are people we expect to defend our nation. How can they do that when they can’t defend themselves?

    My guess is the services, like the police, are now accepting substandard recruits just to make the numbers up.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/133482420/sailor-dismissed-from-navy-after-strangling-comrades-making-racist-comments

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  14. A month ago we took our yacht out of the water for annual maintenance,it had been nearly 12 months since the last anti foul and prop speed etc ,my guess was there were between 300 and 400 small barnacles on the hull which did come off along with $500 worth of number 5 anti fouling when water blasted,
    As of December 23 there a dozens of fewer poisons allowed to be used in underwater marine anti fouling and the dopey FCUKS wonder why our pristine coastal waterways are being infested with foreign marine growths, there’s talk of adding deadly weed killers to anti fouling before applying it and you can’t blame boaties for thinking of that solution, paraquat,ddt,roundup etc etc.apparently a bottle of a certain poison used to add to 1000 litres of water for killing weeds added to 10 litres of anti fouling guarantees 24 months of zero growth apart from mud and slime,is this what boaties will be forced to do ??
    Even the prop speeded non rotating parts of our sail drive had barnacles all over it ,a campervan might be more practical,LOL.

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  15. Andrew Ashton
    @A_J_Ashton
    JUST IN:
    The Serious Fraud Office has filed charges against a former project manager and two associates alleging bribery and corruption were involved in the award of lucrative public sector construction contracts.
    The three people face charges including corruption of an official, corrupt use of official information and obtaining by deception. A hearing was held in Auckland District Court today and interim name suppression granted to the three defendants. A name suppression application will be heard on 15 February.
    The SFO alleges the first defendant abused their position as a public official while employed at what was then Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) and later at the then Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB).
    They are alleged to have taken advantage of official information they were entrusted with to facilitate the awarding of contracts to companies they and the remaining defendants were associated with.
    It is alleged that the three defendants had personal relationships which they disguised from the public bodies and that the first defendant benefited personally including through receiving bribes.
    In total, the two companies are alleged to have received approximately $3.5 million in public funds.
    The SFO would like to acknowledge RFA (now part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited) for bringing this matter to the SFO’s attention following their own internal investigation, and both RFA and CMDHB (now Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau) for their assistance.

    https://twitter.com/A_J_Ashton/status/1737649462955397354

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  16. the woker gets more woke.
    Its going broke. Its assets are staffed.

    TVNZ reveals new chief executive – Jodi O’Donnell to become broadcaster’s first female CEO

    TVNZ has announced its new chief executive – Jodi O’Donnell. She will become the broadcaster’s first female CEO.

    O’Donnell, who has been with the broadcaster for more than 20 years, is currently TVNZ’s commercial director, responsible for driving revenue performance.

    “Jodi’s an outstanding commercial leader who’s delivered significant innovation and strategic change throughout her time at TVNZ,” said TVNZ chair Alastair Carruthers.

    “She has a deep understanding of the media landscape and is passionate about the challenges and opportunities TVNZ faces as it pursues a digitally-led future.”
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/tvnz-reveals-new-chief-executive-jodi-odonnell-to-become-broadcasters-first-female-ceo/L4XKCZNICFHRFEEPAIS3BKQAX4/

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  17. Calling hunty
    Latest news for Kea.
    BNZ becomes latest bank to cut two-, three-year home loan rates
    Susan Edmunds08:32, Dec 21 2023

    BNZ has become the latest bank to cut fixed interest rates, after a fall in wholesale rates.

    The bank said on Thursday it was cutting its two- and three-year fixed home loan rates.

    The special rate falls from 7.05% for two years and 6.85% for three, to 6.89% and 6.79%, respectively.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/301030599/bnz-becomes-latest-bank-to-cut-two-threeyear-home-loan-rates

    Not enough of course

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  18. Here is the summary of the December edition of ANZecdotes released by ANZ today. It is a bi-monthly snapshot based on economic anecdotes collected from ANZ staff across New Zealand over 1 November – 4 December 2023. This reflects generalised views of individuals, which have not been data-checked. It does not represent the views of ANZ Research or ANZ Bank.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/banking/125802/frontline-anz-staff-report-what-they-see-economy-their-clients-these-anecdotes-paint

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  19. His gardener sounds a much more deserving recipient. The foundation which supports public interest journalism and civil society has probably gone woke?

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2023/12/hermes-heir-nicolas-puech-wants-to-leave-billions-to-his-gardener.html
    A descendant of Europe’s richest family has reportedly begun a process to adopt his middle-aged gardener, planning to leave him at least half of his roughly €12 billion ($13 billion) fortune.

    Nicolas Puech, 80, a fifth-generation descendant of the founder of French luxury goods company Hermes, wants to cancel a contract that would bequeath his fortune to the Isocrates Foundation, which he founded, and instead make his employee a legal heir.

    The Hermes family is the world’s third wealthiest, according to an annual Bloomberg ranking published earlier this month.

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  20. FFS. I thought you had to have a modicum of intelligence and at least some knowledge of WW2 if one rose to the higher ranks of the USA Military….

    https://www.rt.com/news/589355-ukraine-nazi-germany-hodges/

    Ukraine must copy 1944 Nazi Germany – retired US general
    Ben Hodges has pointed to the Third Reich as an example to follow in the conflict with Russia

    Can someone remind him how WW2 ended…..

    “I mean, think about what Germany did in 1944. Aircraft production for the Luftwaffe peaked in 1944. That’s after more than two years of steady bombing by the Royal Air Force and the US Army Air Corps bombing the hell out of German cities. But yet German aircraft production increased.”

    Mostly because the 2 bomber commands were piss poor at actually hitting targets…

    and maybe he should read this… chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/AUPress/Books/B_0020_SPANGRUD_STRATEGIC_BOMBING_SURVEYS.pdf

    and this https://www.airandspaceforces.com/article/0610target/

    These aids became increasingly effective: In early 1942, less than 25 percent of bombs landed within three miles of the target. By the end of the war, that number had climbed to 95 percent—with 50 percent hitting within a mile or so of the aimpoint.

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    • Waste of time RoL. The Yanks must be the most unaware nation that has ever existed on planet earth.

      I reckon that 90% of the ignorant bastards wouldn’t recognise a world map if it flew in through the window, did two circuits of the room & disappeared up their choccy starfish.

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    • ……”n early 1942, less than 25 percent of bombs landed within three miles of the target. By the end of the war, that number had climbed to 95 percent—with 50 percent hitting within a mile or so of the aimpoint”……

      As an old bloke I knew who fought in the Italian campaign until he was badly wounded at Cassino told me:

      “When the German’s bombed us we took cover, when we bombed the Germans took cover. When the Yanks bombed everyone took cover.”

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    • Meanwhile.
      US has a ‘clear plan’ for Ukraine’s future – Blinken
      The top diplomat says Washington aims to ensure that continued financial support for Kiev will not be necessary
      US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Washington has a clear strategy for the future of Ukraine but warned that financial support is wearing thin as an aid package stalls in Congress.

      Speaking at his end-of-year press conference at the State Department on Wednesday, Blinken said that 2023 has been “a year of profound tests” as Washington attempts to navigate a series of global challenges in Ukraine, Gaza, and elsewhere.

      https://www.rt.com/news/589410-us-blinken-ukraine-plan/

      Without approval from Congress, Blinken warned that financial aid will rapidly dwindle. “There is no magic pot we can draw from,” he said. “The assistance, the support that we have designated for Ukraine that is running out, that is running down. We are nearly out of money. And we’re running out of time.”

      Blinken also stated that the US will continue efforts to encourage other countries to provide further support for Kiev, and ensure that Russia’s operation is a “strategic failure.”

      I think he fails here and really meant “and ensure that USA/Nato’S operation is a “strategic failure.”

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  21. Syria’s Assad claims Holocaust was a lie fabricated to justify creation of Israel
    Syrian dictator, who has himself been accused of genocide, says Jews weren’t specifically targeted during WWII, claims US funded Nazi Party’s rise to power

    According to Assad, the issue of the Holocaust “was politicized in order to falsify the truth and later to prepare for the transfer of Jews from Europe to other areas, to Palestine.”

    Reaching the crux of his argument, Assad claimed that “the Jews who came to Palestine are Khazar Jews from the east of the Caspian Sea, they were pagans who converted to Judaism in the eighth century.

    “They emigrated to Europe and from there came to this region. They have nothing to do whatsoever with the people of Israel” of antiquity, he added.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-assad-claims-holocaust-was-a-lie-fabricated-to-justify-creation-of-israel

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