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  1. Has the Government finished building it’s new $300 Million +, “Spy on the People, Base” for the GCSB, the Government Depart that always listens to you, at Whenuapai yet and is it operational?

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  2. Did anyone get rain, hail, snow, thunderstorms as the Met service predicted?
    It is a bit cooler this morning but that’s a blessing.

    looking at the rain radar from last night seems to be another fizzer from them.
    I wonder if they ever look back and say to themselves .
    shit we were wrong again?
    Better take a pay cut!////////

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  3. FFS , I dropped into the local wholesaler on the way home yesterday to pick up a couple of my favourite 500ml 7% alcohol beers only to discover that they had none in stock ,the reason, “the Auckland council are becoming alarmed at homeless people dropping in and buying only 1 can or bottle at a time” ,that folks is NZ in 2024 ,save a few alcoholic losers from themselves by forcing people that want a couple of cold cans once in a while to take home at least 6 , and at $6.00 a can the outcome will inevitably be the homeless losers having to carry out more serious crimes to obtain the cash for their uncontrollable addictions, our country is being run by fcuking brainless overpaid morons.

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  4. Thousands of kiwifruit harvest jobs hiring as growers hope for bumper 2024

    Kiwifruit growers hope the upcoming harvest will provide relief to those “under significant financial pressure” following a dismal 2023 season fraught with cyclones and frosts that decimated the crop.

    The news comes as the industry is on the hunt for about 23,000 seasonal workers nationally including 17,000 in the Bay of Plenty according to New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc head of communications and strategic projects Mike Murphy.

    He said it expected the 2024 season to produce a higher volume than 2023′s 139 million trays, down from 175 million in 2022 and 184 million in 2021.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/thousands-of-kiwifruit-harvest-jobs-hiring-as-growers-hope-for-bumper-2024/U25E6LI7KJASLHS2M6LXEFR6YY/

    Great but where will they sleep?
    Like all these outfits they want someone else to supply the hard stuff. No great dormitories and kainaga Ora is building apartments in town not out in the places like Te Puke Opotiki, Kati kati where the work really is.

    They tell you about the money but if it rains you are stuffed. no work no pay.

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  5. The Nats have flaked again and so have NZ first.
    You voted for the useless bastards. Govt. the way you want it then.

    So what we all thought was the case has been clarified – kind of. The contentious and yet-to-be-written Government bill on the Treaty of Waitangi principles will go no further than a select committee.

    That’s despite Prime Minister Christopher Luxon stopping short of ruling out support for the bill beyond its first reading. “No intention” of further support, as he said yesterday, doesn’t necessarily mean he would never support it, though it sends a pretty strong signal.

    NZ First’s Shane Jones, however, appeared to be unequivocal. “We’ll participate in the process to have the bill tabled in Parliament, debated in Parliament, referred to select committee, and after that we won’t be voting for it,” he told Newshub.

    With opposition parties against redefining the Treaty principles, the bill will not become law unless it has the backing of all three members of the governing threesome.
    If that all seems a bit unusual, that’s because it is.

    Usually the public gets to have a say on a bill during the select committee stage, and the committee then releases a report with any recommended changes, along with whether the bill should proceed.

    Politicians then reconsider their stance on the bill; it’s not uncommon for the process to unearth something they were previously unaware of.

    So, yes, killing the bill before that process has even started seems somewhat premature, especially if the killers are also some of the initial backers.

    Confusingly, Jones then walked back his comments when the Herald sought to confirm them, saying NZ First would honour its coalition agreement but then “all bets were off”, meaning the party wasn’t obliged to support the bill beyond the first reading.

    Again, a strong signal, but he didn’t rule out the possibility of the party’s ongoing support.

    This means what David Seymour is hoping for might still have a chance, albeit minimal.

    The Act leader wants the national conversation – facilitated by the committee – to convince both National and NZ First of the merits of the referendum that the bill is a precursor for, especially if public sentiment is forcefully in favour of one.

    And even if that doesn’t happen, he’s hoping that his idea of what the principles should be in contemporary New Zealand will resonate enough to consolidate Act’s share of electorate support – or even expand it – regardless of how repugnant it may be to Māoridom.
    Aside from whether he thinks the Treaty principles need to be redefined, Luxon has never wanted a referendum. “Divisive and unhelpful,” he has said repeatedly, and which he said again at his post-Cabinet press conference yesterday.

    He also said, repeatedly, that this is MMP. Translation: Sometimes you have to swallow a dead rat to get to where you want to be.

    So to fulfil coalition obligations, Luxon has to support a bill that he thinks would be bad for the country, at least at first reading, and take the heat at Rātana today and Waitangi next month and elsewhere.

    Seymour has had to buckle on what he’d said he wouldn’t buckle on, having previously said a referendum was a bottom line, but fallen short of including it in coalition agreements. (He’s also said, in other interviews, that bottom lines were generally a “silly concept”.)

    The coalition agreements also have all governing parties promising to work in good faith.

    That means, broadly, to act fairly and honestly and openly without misleading each other.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/derek-cheng-the-treaty-principles-bill-appears-to-be-doa-before-its-even-written/DILSXLH6JRCWFMVDCNH5UNKCUI/

    Under a paywall so I copied it all for you.

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    • the gutless coward luxon says he dosent support it and only agreed with seymour so a govt could be formed.
      davids not stupid, hes playing a longer game same as the euthanasia thing. hes laying the groundwork now and starting debate, theyll be a likely coalition partner next election aswell so he will then use that leverage to get the bill passed and a referendum initiated.
      the way i see it we probs wont get a referendum until the 2029 election unless they do a special 1 off mid term referendum in which theyll probs have to compromise and add another issue to aswell (16 year olds voting?) to make it a worthwhile referendum.

      with david playing a long game the radical maori will gain the bill alot of support esp with all these threats etc, maori are doing themselves no favour with the wider public and their actions are only preaching to the choir.
      let the bros dig their own grave, maybe a few of them will get some broken noses too doing dumb shit like stopping thousands of kiwis from using boat ramps… fark i hope they try that shit!

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    • What is the question?
      There are no principles in the treaty so how do you frame a question about them?
      Remove all legislation that relates to principles for a start then we might start getting somewhere.

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      • Just enforce the original treaty. You don’t need a public referendum on red traffic lights, stop signs, or give way signs. It just needs to be enforced so that self entitled cyclists, scooters hoons, and reprobate motorists actually comply with the law.

        Same with the original treaty.

        Perhaps various freedom groups could pool resources and deliver a flyer with the original treaty on it, to every household in the country, and have it showing on electronic billboards.

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      • even the truck driving king said there is no principles just the treaty as its written… tuku wouldve been fuming as the truck driver deviated from his carefully written script!

        so if theres no principles then why does every govt dept and most schools and woke businesses strive to give effect to the principles of the tow?

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        • Dollars to donuts the king hasn’t read or understood the original treaty.

          His understanding of the English language is on par with a primary school dropout from the wrong side of the tracks, and a very low IQ – he is still using double negatives.

          His command of the Maori language, except for a few greetings is very low.

          It is implicit his understanding of the Maori language and the English-Maori translations as they were in 1830-1840 will not exist.

          He is nothing more than a glove puppet and useful idiot for the Maori terrorists.

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    • i vote to get out of maori/iwis way, theyll only make it a few steps before theyre outve money and need govt in their way to extort some more taxpayer bux.

      so who paid for the truck drivers free feed the other day?
      who pays for ratana?
      who pays for the shinanigans at waitangi?

      knock me down with a feather if it was all on the bros and no handout was needed.

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        • Everything at Waitangi is hired and paid for by Internal affairs. Less than half of it ever comes back and I.A just pay whatever it costs no questions asked. I deal with several of the large hire companies up this way – it’s their most profitable weekend of the year.

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  6. In the post cab press conference yesterday, Luxon was asked what seems like 100 times whether he’d rule out supporting ACT’s Treaty Principles Bill. He was VERY careful to reply that they’d agreed to support it through to Select Committee, but no further. But he was very careful not to rule out supporting it further. I think he’s keeping his powder dry, and he’s going to test the water.

    Martyn Martin reads it the same, and is making a call to arms. I’m not sure though that Luxon has lied about this.

    To arms! To arms! Luxon lied about Treaty Principles Bill

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  7. Hopefully a big day in American politics with the New Hampshire Primary today – another big win for President Trump could see him secure the Republican Nomination for the 2024 Election.
    John Nolte has an entertaining look at it all:

    I’m all for raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but my favorite thing in the world is watching the smug fascists in the Never Trump movement deal with failure and despair.
    Oh, Jonah “Fauntleroy” Goldberg’s having a bad day? In the Nolte household, that piece of news ranks right up there with cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels.
    “‘Never Trumpers’ are close to giving up hope,” reads the Hill headline. Knowing Never Trumpers are giving up hope means you can keep your bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.

    It gets better, so much better…
    “Former President Trump is on the cusp of becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee for the third time,” reports the Hill. “It’s a scenario that leaves the band of conservatives opposed to him appalled — and deeply pessimistic about the future of the party.”

    I love it – I picked Trump to win back in December 2015 when it was all just starting and have loved the ride.

    https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/01/23/nolte-despair-settles-into-the-never-trump-world/

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  8. I’ve been giving a mate a hand to cut up a large pine log on his land ,my chainsaw is 20 inch and is not up to cutting through as we get near the base which is much thicker so we hired a 25 inch from hirepool .
    Because the forecast today was for HEAVY RAIN we cancelled the saw today as we are climbing over this log and figured it would be dangerous if the rain was heavy ,very slippery.
    Now look at the weather here in Auckland today FFS,☀️☀️

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    • bloody softcocks!
      shoulda known by the puny lil saw you guys werent up for working in a lil shower 🙂

      ive got a bit over 120 old man pines to drop at my place next month revy, ya can come deal to them when youre done, nice husky with 36″bar so youll fly through it in an arvo///

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        • yeah that sux when it gets to that stage esp if youre not great at sharpening a saw and it cuts on a curve!
          through the 1st lockdown me and a mate done firewood at the neighbours the entire time. massive bluegums, my 395xp with a 36″ bar would have to cut from both sides but the odd one was still too big to do that and required stupid boy dodgyness to get them on the deck. bloody rings were too big and needed cut in half to manhandle them onto the splitter.

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  9. Canada.

    Court Ruling: Federal Government acted illegally in responding to 2022 Freedom Convoy

    The Justice Centre is pleased to announce that the legal and constitutional challenge against the first-ever invocation of the Emergencies Act, filed as Jost et al. v. Canada, has been decided in favour of the citizens who participated in the peaceful 2022 Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

    https://www.jccf.ca/court-ruling-federal-government-acted-illegally-in-responding-to-2022-freedom-convoy/

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  10. A veterinarian was at home one evening when he got a frantic call from one of his clients, an elderly woman.
    “Help me, doctor! My two dogs are having sex in the middle of the kitchen! How can I get them to stop?”
    “Try picking up the male dog and putting him in another room.”
    Five minutes later she calls back.
    “Doctor, please help! I did what you said and he got out of my grasp. They’re back to having sex in the middle of the kitchen!”
    “Get a bucket, fill it with cold water and dump it on them. That should solve it.”
    Five minutes later she calls back.
    “Doctor, this is a real emergency! I dumped the water on them and they immediately went back to having sex!”
    “Ma’am, it’s very simple. Just tell the male dog that the phone call is for him and make him answer it?”
    “Are you sure that will work?”
    “Absolutely. It’s worked for me three times tonight.”

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  11. Thomas Cranmer
    @CranmerWrites
    It’s very unclear what the Christchurch Call has left to achieve. However OIA docs released in December reveal an interesting development. The Call is not just about terrorism and violent extremism but now is specifically looking at gender-based hatred.

    In a briefing paper to Jacinda Ardern in June 2023, it is noted that NZ is partnering with the US, Microsoft, Twitter and OpenMined to develop an algorithmic tool that is intended to be used by social media companies.

    The paper notes, “We have committed to looking specifically at gender-based (including anti-LGBTQIA+) violence/hatred as a feature of the radicalisation journey.”

    Indeed Ardern has a Senior Policy Advisor with the Call Unit whose lead responsibility is “gender issues”. There doesn’t appear to be any advisors with responsibilities covering terrorism or extremism.

    Why has the Call moved so far from its original purpose and when was the NZ public told of this development?

    https://twitter.com/CranmerWrites/status/1749907865018757573

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  12. Well kept principles,
    That Jeff DeWit character is Arizona Republican Chairman

    RINO Jeff DeWit Tries to BRIBE Kari Lake
    https://rumble.com/v48u59k-rino-jeff-dewit-tries-to-bribe-kari-lake.html
    10 mins 42 secs : NZ time. 23rd Jan 2024 : + subtitled. but still can hear well in English.

    I did not think I would listen to it all, but I know why when near the end, it was mentioned about a tear in the eye.
    Such a massive betrayal, showing a tip of the iceberg of that ruthless swamp.

    Good on you Kari Lake, & God help you in this world of unleashed control freaky crazies.

    We know Trump has stirred even more than a hornet’s nest, and we can see in this example the pressures that are exerted in a close & personal way, & this example of with standing the bribes, even that there is a threat even if unsaid, — or else, .. To show & lead by example of standing up to this nonsense.

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  13. Here is some breaking news for you all.
    You may have read/seen a report that a house had been burnt in Waimate – 13th January- by a 26? y.o son of the owners who had attacked them with an axe and then put the house, a larhe two story homestead type, on fire. The mother has now died, the son is in Sunnyside, not sure about the father whether he is in or out of hospital. Has a lovely garden and she had been doing great work rejuvenating it, the father is apparently quite a popular teacher at the school.
    All very sad.

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  14. Darn it.//

    Global pandemic agreement at risk of falling apart, WHO warns
    The accord, aimed at preventing another health catastrophe, is losing momentum due to ‘lies and conspiracy theories’

    Tedros declared an end to the international emergency in May 2023.

    Ashley Bloomfield, the chief executive of New Zealand’s health ministry during the pandemic, is co-chairing the IHR negotiations.

    Like Tedros, he criticised a “coordinated and sophisticated campaign” of misinformation and disinformation attempting to undermine the process.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/22/global-pandemic-agreement-at-risk-of-falling-apart-who-warns?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=30c3aced-a166-467e-a26f-6c50f4338e56

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  15. Will Shane move his wahnau off the couch do you think.

    Hundreds of jobs in the Far North’s horticulture industry will be on offer at upcoming hiring days, ahead of a bumper kiwifruit season in the region.
    More than 300 jobs are being offered at a series of February hiring days as this year’s kiwifruit season takes off.
    Kerikeri’s kiwifruit crop is expected to be worth around $60 million this season.
    Horticulture companies Seeka and Kainui Pack & Cool are collaborating with Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to stage the hiring days in the hope to employ the people needed to help harvest the crop.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/hundreds-of-jobs-available-in-far-north-kiwifruit-industry/XVMTNM3UH5EOBHWGERSI2CULF4/?fbclid=IwAR0t-zux1bxSWQMNUtMZnaqHHDdvSR_w-DtBTRJek3jYVfbsDITMbnc3pwU

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  16. Bullshit. It’s the vax. Stop the pitiful charade you bunch of corrupt grifters. Fess up and state your intentions you bloody mongrels. You have stated quite clearly that you believe there are too many people on Earth and, you were going to create vaccines to achieve your goal of reducing the worlds population.

    Long COVID creates changes in the blood, aiding detection, study finds.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/long-covid-creates-changes-in-the-blood-aiding-detection-study-finds/

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  17. Te Puke Mongrel Mob member who fled police sentenced in Tauranga

    Pui appeared in the Tauranga District Court yesterday before Judge Paul Geoghegan to be sentenced having earlier pleaded guilty to a raft of charges.

    These included failing to stop for police, driving while disqualified, unlawfully possessing a pistol and knives, possession of methamphetamine for supply, refusing to undertake an evidential blood test and a breach of release conditions.

    Pui was one of more than 800 fleeing drivers in the first nine months of last year, continuing a trend that ranked the Bay of Plenty second-highest in New Zealand for pursuit numbers.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/te-puke-mongrel-mob-member-who-fled-police-sentenced-in-tauranga/2KMQAG3BYZGTBJR4ZDBMMGMN2E/

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    • All that and he gets”
      ‘Judge Geoghegan told Pui he read both reports and was “satisfied” a rehabilitative sentence of home detention was appropriate.
      “You have had a difficult upbringing and I want to acknowledge that.

      Pui was sentenced to 10 months and two weeks of home detention, which would start on January 25 and be followed by six months of post-detention conditions.
      Pui was disqualified from driving for a further two years from September 23 for failing to stop for the police and 12 months for refusing to permit a blood test.
      At the end of the 3-year disqualification, Pui will need to apply for a zero alcohol interlock licence, the court heard.
      Judge Geoghegan ordered the forfeiture of the $1500 and the destruction of the drugs, shotgun and knives.

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  18. The Redbaiter
    @TheRedbaiter
    They lied. Recently uncovered document reveals the true shocking extent of how the Ardern govt used the Public Interest Journalism Fund to manipulate media and shape news reporting.

    Jacinda and her legacy media friends have always denied any such influence. However a document described as “for media only” and published as a guide for media receiving PIJF funding proves they knew all the time that denial was a lie.

    https://twitter.com/TheRedbaiter/status/1749967209974391098

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    • Very good Bn, as RedBaiter shows that the media are following a Marxist agenda to continue to another RB link, that extends his points even further

      …..🟆How does the organisation address the use of language and culture in news items?
      This could mean increasing everyday use of te reo Māori in news items; and including information about tikanga as context in news stories
      🟆How does the organisation constructively report difficult news in ways that do not increase fear and distrust of Māori?
      🟆How will mass news media organisations change the dominance of Pākehā male commentators and sources?

      https://theredbaiter.com/2024/01/24/shocking-new-document-reveals-outrageous-political-intent-behind-pijf/
      & there is much more.

      One would like to think Tri-Coalition have all gained a copy of the original source linked into RB’s post on this.
      Then to work a strategy to bring those vociferous agenda driven journalists down & totally out.

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