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  1. Chris Bishop wants house prices to be 3 to 5 times an average NZ annual wage.FFS I thought we’d voted out all the lying pieces of shit in October, why would the fool make such a stupid impossible statement???
    For one thing in an emerging 3rd world basket case like NZ wages are probably going to drop and house building costs are going to increase, maybe he’s thinking about families living in a modified double garage the fcuking idiot.

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    • The fastest way to make housing cheaper is getting rid of councils from subdivision and consenting . Texas has a buyer/seller insurance for the covering of dodgy work for a period after purchase and then you move on.

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      • ive always wondered why not leave it to insurance dougal?
        theyre pretty anal about stuff so a high risk property or any dodgy building will be exposed via high premiums to reflect risk which would naturally lower the demand and price for those properties.

        then you look at the chch quake insurance thing and realise maybe leaving it to insurance isnt that great of an idea. we’re fucked no matter what

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        • Morning, I suspect the issue in Chrischurch was more related to a number of poor govt, and local body decisions. The first being not allowing people to knock down bloody old brick buildings and the second allowing houses to be built in areas the earthquake people who study rhse things advised the council for many years that were earthquake prone.
          Once that earthquake struck they then failed to force proper inspection of the buildings and so we had many people in a building that collapsed and killed them. A building that was creaking and groaning days before the collapse.
          The crap hit the fan when instead of allowing the insurance companies to deal with their own disaster slimmy key (who has run out of gas again), gave Fletchers free rain to do the repairs. (That was as a result of faulty EQC regulation which I believe is now fixed.)

          So I think to sum all that up, the govt, and the local bodies and the EQC ran along very complacent around what might, could and did happen, which is a good case for regular reviews of operational guidelines. Something only Parliament is in charge of.
          Unfortunately seat of the pants fire ahead behaviour that surrounded Key leads to crap like we had with Fonterra and with Pike river. ( has winston been down the mine yet?.)
          right now I am having to deal with bank garbage that is driving the banks and business spare because of some of his and Tane the red head’s horrible regulation re a persons assets. We no longer are a person but a bunch of entities all separate with different rules, each with their own manager of things at the bank. Just pathetic.

          No wonder people leave and find places with a better attitude.

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          • I also feel one of the major faults of the EG Commission was the very low standard and acceptance of claims after the September quake when all sorts of very, very minor “damage” was accepted. Many old driveways were replaced along with internal full painting/wallpapering because of very so called cracks along the join of the wall/ceiling. Many people were very unscrupulous in their claims which was then repeated en masse after February after the standard had been set.

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        • People don’t insure because the councils with there codes of compliance shit makes them feel safe. If housing and sections were half the price then you could afford to insure or take the self insurance route because after a certain amount of time you could afford to rebuild .

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      • Dougal10 , we’ve finally got some action on the slip we had with Gabriel, the approx cost of council regulations to start the work $27 — $32.000.
        you’d think they could forgo their charges for such a situation but no , yet they’re all good with buying up uninsured homes damaged in west Auckland for govt valuations. FFFUUUCK.

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    • Luxflakes, Nana Willis and get boosted Bishop should actually be in a genuine ‘green’ environmental party ; with Al Gore as their figurehead. That is their true position in life.
      Hooked on globby warming as a religion and driving their actions.
      Photos of Al Gorey in every room and passport sized photos of Oncle Klaus in their wallet.

      It is ironic that there were claims in 2020 that lots of notional party voters voted liebour to keep the greens out (bullshit though) and in 2023 the notional voters did in fact vote (actual) green.
      Barely even Teal.

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    • ….Chris Bishop wants house prices to be 3 to 5 times an average NZ annual wage….

      Maybe the Bish watched reruns of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory every Saturday morning and wants a river of chocolate to run through Petone.
      His grasp of reality is and has always been barely tenuous.

      Let us bear in mind that his mate johnny keys in 2010 created the Auckland Council.
      This was traitorous .
      Let us bear in mind that in 1989 there were a number of Regional Councils created under Lange/Bassett.
      Then in 1991 under Notional they decided to disestablish the Auckland Regional Council. The oversight entity .
      Not the Wellington RC or Waikato Reg Cncl.
      Just Auckland.

      Then declared in 2008 that Auckland was not cohesive.
      (Why- it was wrecked for regional planning by Notional under Bolger -the actual Great Charlatan)
      There was a Royal Commission looking into this established just prior to 2008.
      But Keys with R Hide of ACT-Up decided to create a pigs breakfast.
      They rushed it through
      (I was doing work at Akl Cncl in 2008 and 2010 so saw it first hand, it was messy)

      Hide was a university academic (Economics) whose only real world experience was working as a high paid labourer on oil rigs.
      They created Auckland council and set up CCOs (Council Controlled Operations ; which replaced LATEs Local Authority Trading Entity ) that were removed from Council intervention.
      ie funded by council from ratepayers rates; but minimal accountability to Council/ratepayers.
      Knob-end notional. Incl S Joyce.
      This is why AT -Auckland Transport – has been a drug crazed empire of destruction where the anti car mob have taken over.

      anyhow
      Auckland Council was badly conceived then rushed through to meet the October 2010… 3 year election cycle – it needed 18 months more of planning to create properly.
      So Auckland council was born in late 2010 with no comprehensive plan (LTTP, Unitary Plan)
      It was literally shoved together where the prior council had different rules for the same things.
      Eg Waitakere Council encouraged Film /TV/ movie making so large filming vans could park free while eg Auckland City Council you had to pay for 2 parking spaces the van took up; dog registration rules were different, cemetery rules were different, rubbish collection methods were different .
      The result was a dogs breakfast and no real leadership.

      It was like an earthquake in a liquor store. Slammed together. It was a mess.
      There was no central planning .
      No-one was to lose their job so there was no economic benefit from a merger…. fuckwits.
      Just bigger and more layers of bureaucracy.
      There were people in Council who had been there decades. They were often useless and running down the clock.
      They kept their job and new people were brought in over the top.

      So 2 years after merger there were actually more employees than the original councils , and lower productivity.
      Notional. Johnny keys, S Joyce and other bastards plus Fatty Hide who was out in 2011 anyway.
      They did this.

      All merged councils prior to 2010 had a total of $3 billion of Debt.
      2 years later it was $7 Billion of debt with nothing to show for it.
      Sure Liebour had its debt with nothing but a mess to show 2017 to 2023 was bad; but notional /ACT was as bad in 2010.

      That is the background.
      Back to Teal ‘get boosted’ Bishop.

      Notional created the Auckland council in 2010.
      It was a fuckup of monumental proportions..
      It was economic and social vandalism…. led by keys’ notional.
      There was no central planning and the plan took 4 more years to create to circa 2014.
      Not long before key ran away.

      No plan …..and few houses being built.
      Like rubbish collection, libraries, film crew rights there was no central housing approval.
      It got squashed.

      Auckland council was an impotent mess. As Notional created.
      Fatty hide ran away from Auckland very soon after he was involved in this mess creation.
      an academic twat with no practical experience.

      Then in 2013 key opened up the flood gates of immigrants.
      To raise total GDP, not GDP per capita.
      120, 000 a year.
      80% went to Auckland.
      There were not enough houses being built, let alone infrastructure.
      But the people kept coming.
      400,000+ people in five years in a place where there was little roads being built nor housing.
      No central direction to address this.
      The population in Auckland was being added to more than 5% of base population, year on year.

      Hell, Penny Bright could see this but notional with all its genii like Blinglish, Joyce, Nick Smith etc could not..with all their resources at hand….give me a break. get boosted Bishop was there from 2014.
      The wunderkind and future PM !! ??

      Meantime Auckland Transport was being taken over (hijacked) by the anti car mob.

      Inflation is too much money chasing too few goods.
      Auckland had too many people chasing too few houses.
      Therefore house prices went up exponentially.
      This then permeated out to other main centers, then the regions.
      This was notional under key and co. (but he ran away when Trump was elected, after he created this mess and when he had raised benefits and signed NZ up to servitude to Paris Accord)

      You did this, Bishop. You were part of it.
      Fucking own it.

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    • Hey Revvy the national ‘median income’ in New Zealand is approx $62,000 (according to most sources). So if you take 4 as between 3 to 5, this would make Bishop’s aim at around $248,000 to buy your own house!

      This is obviously unattainable. The man is an idiot. As you so rightly say, it is stupid and impossible.

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      • Housing costed as multiples of annual income is the only meaningful comparison.

        ……”In 1960, by comparison, the average home cost just $6639. Although the average wage was a measly $1.05 an hour, compared with $19.79 today, paying off a house would take 6332 hours, or just a little over three years. “…….

        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/its-hard-labour-to-own-a-house/SRPIEJI6CGS5EEBBQSRHWXBOFE/

        Worth noting that the section the house stood on was probably valued at about $800. We have landbankers & councils to thank for today’s exorbitant price of a few square metres of dirt.

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        • …… paying off a house would take 6332 hours, or just a little over three years. “…..

          Remember in the 1960s taxes were hideous in western counties (communist theft and yet they whined about commies)
          UK and US were in the top marginal rates early 60s with circa 90%
          Plus all your sales taxes and so on

          Which is why the newly rich pommy musicians went offshore
          (tax) exile on main street !! anyone
          NZ was high and you reached it soon enough

          So nah; when you gave up so much before you could spend.

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          • Point taken. I recall our two mortgage days in the early 70s when as a driver I was paying 66c in the $1 PAYE after about twelve hours overtime. But rates were peanuts, first mortgage interest was low & sales tax was levied on relative luxuries as opposed to GST on everything.

            Overall, I still think that getting a foot on the first rung of the ladder was easier then.

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    • NY prime sited commercial multi level building sold at 90% disount to valuation LA Hotle sold at 70% discount, can this happen in NZ or are we really different, Sun rose in the east in NZ today same as NY & LA.

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  2. I knew the Natives discovered the Antarctic but I did not know the Natives carried out Military Operations in the Antarctic and the Waitangi Tribunal is investigating how poorly Maori in the Military were treated during Military Operations in the Antarctic ( Waitangi Tribunal Claim Number :Wai 2500).

    “The first hearing of the Wai 2500 focused on the claims relating to the issues of World War II, including the operations in Korea and Southeast Asia, Antarctic operations, nuclear testing and peacekeeping (c.1950s-2010s),”

    So the Waitangi Tribunal are investigating how poorly Maori were treated in the New Zealand Military, I guess these perpetual whingers are claiming, because they are Native, they were treated completely differently than my Father and many of your Fathers who were in the Military, especially during and after WW2. What a load of Bollocks, they were not.

    No doubt the Waitangi Tribunal will find in favour of the grizzling Natives and against the Government and Military, for the Waitangi Tribunal has never, ever found that any Complainant that has bought a case in the Waitangi Tribunal, has lost.

    https://www.teaonews.co.nz/2024/02/27/maori-veterans-to-tell-tribunal-how-badly-they-were-treated-in-the-military/

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    • ah hooli my friend you missed the most crucial and upsetting part… “and in the north island maori men were banned from buying alcohol”

      i hope their brotangi tribunal rules the ban should be reinstated, it would be one of the best things to ever happen to maori and do more for them then any other brotangi claims.

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      • Yep SB, just wrong eh, that Ngai Tahu Hori can get to buy Te Plonk, but not them from the North. If there is a grain of truth in that claim, I did not see Hori from the South standing up for their fellow man and demanding equality for Drinkers.

        Ohh, that’s right, different Tribe, so no worries.

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        • ……“and in the north island maori men were banned from buying alcohol”…….

          There’s more than a grain of truth in that statement. Scott Hamilton, a self styled historian, a recipient of a PHD located in the bottom of a Weetbix packet & author of http://readingthemaps.blogspot.com/ has long held that Maori were banned from pubs along the Great South Road. The way he tells it the colonialists were determined to impose an apartheid type ban on the noble savages.

          What actually happened was that various chiefs seeing the damage alcohol was doing to their people approached the publicans & pleaded with them not to supply booze to Maori.

          Maori chiefs in the King Country refused to allow any development of their lands unless the area remained dry which it did until 1954.

          Hamilton & other fantasists are never found short of ways to torture history if not rewrite it completely.

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  3. A video highlighting the enormous pay packets Australian tradies are receiving has gone viral, tempting Kiwis to think about heading across the ditch for higher pay.

    In a series created by Getahead – a Brisbane-based tech start-up that bills itself as “like Tinder, but for jobs” – where job seekers create a profile and swipe right on roles they’re attracted to, they asked Queenslanders what their take-home wage was.

    The clip features various tradespeople, including plumbers, carpenters, electricians and diesel fitters, who revealed their six-figure salaries.

    A second-year carpentry apprentice claimed they were taking home $1100 a week after tax, while a concrete plumber said he was earning $1300 a week.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/fair-dinkum-kiwis-stunned-after-video-reveals-australian-tradies-huge-salaries-and-weekly-wages

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  4. IAASB , Seriously IAASB , you’re being to critical as it’s been well reported that the alcohol ban was to prevent drunken warriors from getting pissed and BBQing their neighbors, it’s true I tell ya.🔥

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  5. Why is the news full of a gay love triangle that went wrong somewhere in Aussie? Why aren’t they digging further into the Kainga Ora murderer from Mount Albert who has had 300 grand worth of security spent on him instead of chucking him out?

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    • Alice@0843

      An interesting and perceptive article, but it will have little or no effect because ‘All the babies are just so cute and fluffy’ – at least to the Remuera and Fendalton mummies and their ‘Oh so caring’ (Especially female and thoughtless) offspring at university. These are the ones who tend to unthinkingly believe all the BS ‘Good animal ‘ stories that they’re told, and are the ones who ultimately fund the gweens lunatic schemes and protest to ‘save the plant’, while also influencing the government to ‘Do something’.

      Unfortunately that is not likely to change any time soon.

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  6. You Can’t Hide the Dead Bodies” (but they are trying)

    https://www.sgtreport.com/2024/02/you-cant-hide-the-dead-bodies-edward-dowd-testifies-on-excess-deaths/

    The challenge is not to disassociate, but to bear witness. Since every person alive now is either a victim of the shots, or a witness.

    https://gregreese.substack.com/p/medical-staff-offers-assisted-suicide?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-half-post&r=raqju

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  7. A great piece by Kerre Woodham about the education bureaucracy following on from Jan Tenetti’s comments.

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2024/02/kerre-woodham-who-do-you-believe-about.html#more

    ” But they also rely extensively on consultants for policy development. Effectively, there is no in-house capability. They tend to contract out for all the major curriculum development services.

    According to Professor Lewis, about ten small education consultancy firms relied largely, if not entirely, on ministry contracts for their income.

    So they’re consulting up for buildings, they’re consulting out for what you would imagine a ministry exists for, which is creating and developing a curriculum for schools. And the other thing that really grinds my gears is when you look at that, so they’re contracting out for curriculum, which is what you’d imagine the ministry would do, so there’d be fewer staff at the Ministry of Education wouldn’t there? Because if they’re not doing what you would imagine they exist to do, there wouldn’t be many staff. The number of teachers employed by state schools rose by just over 5 per cent from 2017 to 2022. By the same period, the number of full-time staff employed at the Ministry of Education ballooned by 55 per cent.

    So not only are they contracting out everything, they’re employing more staff. Like loads more stuff. 1700 more staff than was employed in 2016. What are they doing? Coming up with new ways to spend money, new inventive ways to spend money. How on earth can you justify farming out your curriculum? While taking on 55% more staff? ”

    Read the whole article.

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    • All the te Rio shit takes up a lot of translating. It must take them days to invent words to be translations of english words. Which begs the question, what do all the other department do? I bet they all have their own in-house translation teams busy doing the same.

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  8. In a small mid western conservative town, a new
    bar/tavern/strip-club started a building to open up their
    business. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block
    the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed,
    however right up till the week before opening, when a lightning
    strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground. The church folks
    were rather smug in their outlook after that,
    till the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church
    was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either
    through direct or indirect actions or means.

    The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection
    to the buildings demise in its reply to the court. As the case
    made it’s way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork
    at the hearing and commented, “I don’t know how I’m going to
    decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a
    strip club owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an
    entire church congregation that doesn’t.

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  9. Kiwis in ‘real state of flux’ ahead of OCR announcement – mortgage advisor
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2024/02/kiwis-in-real-state-of-flux-ahead-of-ocr-announcement-mortgage-advisor.html

    Mortgage holders continue to watch interest rates with trepidation, as cost of living pressures further squeeze them.

    The Reserve Bank will announce at 2pm this afternoon whether the official cash rate (OCR) will be lifted or stay the same.

    It has been a fraught time for mortgage holders, and Loan Market director Bruce Patten said that anxiety had only been further heightened by the fact economists could not agree on whether the market had reached its peak or not.

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  10. Hey let’s keep the smoke free policy for Maori only and then hear the cries of racism. The bottom line for these radical cunts is we can’t controll ourselves not to over indulge in any thing that may be unhealthy so let’s just ban it for everyone

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  11. Apples and Lemons.

    Apple Inc. has made a surprising internal announcement, terminating its decade-long effort to develop an electric car, as disclosed by individuals familiar with the matter. This move marks the end of one of the most ambitious projects in the company’s history. The decision was communicated on Tuesday to nearly 2,000 employees involved in the project, according to sources who preferred anonymity because the announcement was not public.

    https://unusualwhales.com/news/breaking-apple-aapl-winding-down-electric-car-plans-ending-decade-long-foray-into-autos

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      • It’s Liberalism. Liberalism, tends towards communism.

        “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism – the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future – falls into place.” Burnham

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    • Is this all of TV3 going down or is it just the news part of the organisation? If it is all of TV3 then someone at Discovery needs to get their rear end kicked –it is not that long ago that they bought the outfit.

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      • You are using white supremacism economics , Rosco.
        Wrong.

        I wrote late last year on several sites, maybe here, that TV3 was and has been loss making for over 10 years. In fact probably over 15 years.
        It has no chance of being profitable even with NZ on Air propping it up; it still has net cash loss.

        It was always about the propaganda machine.
        For a yankee mob ,Discovery, owned by woke wankers Warner Bros the cost of NZD 20 million a loss per annum was acceptable ..until it was not .
        It was cheap price of USD 300 k per week to spread the misinformation.

        That is lefty economics.
        You could study it next year at Otago under Grunter robbers son

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  12. Talking job cuts.

    Newshub newsroom faces closure in Warner Bros. Discovery proposal

    One of the country’s major newsrooms could close, thanks to a collapse in TV advertising revenue and changes in viewing habits.

    Newshub’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is proposing to shut down all Newshub’s operations on June 30, including its flagship 6pm bulletin presented by Samantha Hayes and Mike McRoberts.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/newshub-newsroom-faces-closure-in-warner-bros-discovery-proposal/ar-BB1j0mBE?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=ddb96a796e134413acbb49aa94ad4086&ei=9

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  13. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the International Russophile Movement contributes significantly to counter Western efforts to isolate Moscow.

    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/putin-says-russophile-movement-counters-western-efforts-to-isolate-russia/3148876#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20Russophile%20movement%20makes%20a,myths%2C%E2%80%9D%20Putin%20said%20in%20an

    Counterspin media were invited to attend and accepted the invitation. You can follow their despatch updates here; https://counterspinmedia.com/resources-videos/

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  14. If I had a choice, I would have rather wanted $tuffed to close down!
    There is no reason to pour money into it now!
    One tv station, one newspaper. So be it if the survive or not!
    Going to be more competition soon from the web, so stuffed will go like a dodo!

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      • its meaningless because its a “citizens database” and not an actual official statistic/list.

        i bet most of the families would tell you the cause of death is different to whats reported to the nutter doctor by vax nutter muppets.
        for example one has an age listed as 30-60 so some rando nutter that dosent even know the “victim” likely just reported a rumour.

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    • Hell I might have to get some rabbits ears so I can watch it on the last day.
      Do they stream it at all ?
      One does wonder if they will crash it early before 30 June. High chance.

      My brother has suggested we start a gofundme page for them
      y’know to help out.
      These are charitable cases.
      I’m thinking on it
      It would be the final insult to them

      Do courses on street begging earn $300 tp $400 a day

      ——————————
      I see that pinko prick, fruity farrar is true to form
      —–
      ” This is sad, in two different ways.
      A lot of people are losing their jobs, and have families who depend on them.
      The other sadness is a loss of competition. This will leave TVNZ as the dominant broadcaster.”
      ———-
      Fruity is so busy humping Uncle Klaus’s leg that he cant see anything but an atrophied scrotum when he looks up from his humping.

      There never was any competition you pinko knob-end.
      It was all from one source and cleansed before release to the heathen that cling to the messaging.

      His readers are diametrically opposed to his communism.
      Why do they even go there.
      To be treated like kiddies by fruity’s like minded prison censors.

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  15. Whanau is a twat. So after 10 years Reading can buy the land back for the original $32 million. But the land at that stage will have probably doubled in value, so the rate-payers are $32 million worse off. And she thinks it’s a good solution.

    “The plan is for Wellington City Council to buy the land underneath Reading Cinema for $32 million based on a recent valuation.

    Reading will then lease the land back from the council on a 21-year perpetually renewable lease.

    The annual rent paid by Reading will cover the council’s costs, including that of borrowing, so that it is fiscally neutral to ratepayers.

    Reading has the first right to buy back the land at any time within the first 15 years of the lease.

    During the first ten years, Reading can buy the land back for the council’s original purchase price of $32m.

    The council can sell the land to someone else at any time after the first 10 years of the lease.

    The deal includes a provision allowing the council to only complete the agreement and pay the balance of funds to Reading once it is satisfied the new building design meets desired civic outcomes and has resource consent.

    Whanau said it was an extremely good solution.

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