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  1. EDs Stuff meme has been screen shot cropped and sent to newstips@stuff.co.nz with some choice words that the faggs cross dressers and pedophiles in that slimy septic pond of leftism will understand ,the problem with all these news organisations is that they are so entitled and ignorant that they can’t grasp the fact that we don’t need them anymore.

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  2. Would Jenna Lynch’s effort on TV3 News at 6.00pm last night not rank as one of the most miserable, despicable efforts on Political Commentary that I have seen in a very long time. The Bile from the piece of rejected dog excrement that is Lynch, was something else and the reason Newshub is closing was clearly on display last night. What a piece of work she is.

    For all her posturing and faux outrage about the Coalition Governments’ announced increase in Vehicle Registration fees by $50 per annum over the next couple of years, just shows how selective that very ugly Tart, Jenna Lynch’s recollection of the facts are, for it was not that long ago that Vehicle Registration was about $365 per annum, considerably larger than what any $50 increase would currently bring it too.

    Aaaahhhh, but there was no mention of that very convenient fact last night from M/s Lynch, prime bender and distorter of the truth.

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    • hooli, the slag should go to aussie where regos are closer to a grand per year and have a whinge too.

      if the funds are going to be ringfenced for roading only then its probably a good thing, if not then the govt deserves to be slammed.
      id also recommend the govt put legal provisions in so future govts must ringfence these funds aswell otherwise like always it will just get plundered to fund woke bullshit.

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      • Most Aussie regos have a tax component instead of fuel tax and ruc . The same that applies here if you register a tractor in the over 50km/hr bracket . In victoria they also have some kind of likely accident tax amount as well ( (tow truck and ambulance fee). I had a car with its residential address as ” highways of australia ” which gave me a much lower rate than a mates melbourne address.

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      • Thing is SB, she could have gone to Australia today to study the Rego subject with Luxon on the Airforce 757, but as usual the Airforce 757 is fucked and does, today not work, hence Jenna has been left at Wellington Airport while Luxon has flown via Auckland to Melbourne.

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    • I read last night Lynch (and all the other Press Gallery idiots) put on a really nasty performance at the post Cabinet press conference yesterday.
      Luxon should show some real backbone and haul in the leader of the PG (I assume they have one) and say if the PG cannot act like adults and not like spoilt kindergarten kids, he will cancel the post Cabinet press conferences.

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    • Two things not very young hooligan

      1. WTF were you watching the decaying putrid flesh of a burntout teevee tree ?

      1a WTF is a Jenna Lynch ?
      1b Do we even need to know ?
      1c can you catch anything from it, like DEI or ‘sustainability’ or orange cone fever ?

      2. Agree re car rego. Was $500 when I was in NSW in the 1980s
      Was circa $400 here not so far back
      Rising $50 a year or $1 week is not much

      It is just that notional need to be careful of tax rises.
      Was this mentioned in campaigning in 2023?

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  3. Morning;– Some heavy showers north of Taranaki. 🙂

    A little yarn by a misaligned USA President Nixon.

    Nixon’s First Impression of Bureaucrats
    https://youtu.be/YTNtXonGGoU
    48 secs :

    OPA = Office of Price Administration: the federal agency (1941–46) charged with regulating rents and the distribution and prices of goods during World War II.

    The reference to OPA is like how NZ went through in Muldoon’s time of trying to control inflation.
    Yet recently in NZ there has been a call for this to be rein-acted here.

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    • ‘Little people in big jobs’ describes all people in parliament and their off siders. councillors, mayors and non elected officials of every kind and all government officials in all departments right down to the paper carrying clerks etc. . That is what is wrong with New Zealand, and they ‘just keep hanging on’ ( thanks Lou Reid) like the dear leader Christchurch call rubbish.
      Have a great day where ever you are. In Hamilton its wet wet wet, maybe the global boiling is over now???????
      Be safe

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    • ..misaligned USA President Nixon.

      well said
      Paul Craig Roberts has written some enlightening articles on him.
      The deep state got him.

      I wonder about L Johnson. History , in my view, does not treat him well.
      Rightly so.
      He brought in some destructive shit.
      Did he know about the Kennedy assassination in advance?
      He certainly benefitted; and neutralized Bobby Kennedy in one swoop.

      Did he realise the true power of the warmongers and deep state once he was in office.
      He was already massively powerful as House leader before.
      Eisenhower warned of the Mil Ind Comp only years before; and Johnson was right there.

      Johnson, was far more flawed man than Nixon ever could be .
      The true bully. At 6 ft 4 and he would literally stand over people in a threatening manner.
      A democrat in the dying days of Democrat majority in Texas after 100 years.
      They were smart enough to see the evil of the Demonrat .

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  4. So a new Haka has been written and performed by the lot playing Rugby for the Hurricanes ladies team. It was written because of this:

    “… we currently have elected officials resourced by right-wing interests who urge the presence of white supremacy.”

    So this Team of female Hurricanes players made up mainly of part Maori have decided to do a Haka criticising the Government and making a political protest. Obviously they have not heard of the expression and mantra of not mixing Politics and Sport.

    This Haka was obviously designed to help drive the Team to victory, but regretfully it was another failure, they lost and with this sort of effort, will rapidly loose public respect too.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/510794/hurricanes-poua-lash-out-at-government-in-revamped-haka

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  5. can someone please play the worlds smallest violin…
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350193222/i-have-mana-rangatahi-kick-back-beneficiary-crackdown

    zero mention by all 3 of the interviewees about applying for and getting turned down jobs, just some woe is me crap and having enough time to start a drop in centre thingee.
    get to fucking work ya bludging scum cunts, bet all 3 will still be on the dole (most likely spawned kids too) in 3,5,10yrs down the track.

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  6. The Waitangi Tribunal is holding an urgent hearing into ACT’s “Treaty Principles Bill” without the Bill having been debated, drafted and without the wording of the Bill being known.

    Excellent, let me me read a story book without the book being written or published and then comment on its contents, make recommendations on it and try and influence the Government on it and then have the Taxpayers of New Zealand pay for all this, as the Waitangi Tribunal is funded out of the Public Purse.

    This is everything that is wrong with the Waitangi Tribunal and its’ operation. I am sure the Government is quaking in its’ collective boots, that this Quango and Kangaroo Court is holding an urgent hearing into its’ “Te Reo” Policies for which it campaigned on prior to the Election and was recently voted into power on.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/510845/waitangi-tribunal-approves-application-for-urgent-inquiry-into-government-s-te-reo-maori-policies

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  7. brrrrrr, gotta be more fresh snow on the hills around here this morn. bit of a dusting yesty but not that cold, todays start is wet, cold and miserable… like what 90% of summer was this year in southland.

    wonder why niwa etc have stopped fearmongering and saying looong, hot, dry… yeah nah that didnt fucking happen anywhere ya waste of space cnuts.

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  8. Chilly 14 here right now rizing to 18 later.
    WTF is wrong with the weather. Should be 22-23
    Stopped raining as well so we will be back in a drought by the end of the week.

    We can but hope for plenty of snow in Southland,Gore, Queenstown.
    Removes all the prententious pricks from the town as they go there for their pilgrimage to the shrine.

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  9. Tech giant Amazon’s $7.5b NZ data centre plan quietly put on hold
    Customers were told data centres would open this year, but Amazon hasn’t resolved stormwater discharge and construction hasn’t started

    https://newsroom.co.nz/2024/03/01/amazons-7-5b-nz-data-centre-plan-quietly-put-on-hold/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR11NG8YIL3P5Fj3POxIAvdCpOnmNmB
    LrINXBkwynBIPp2jI7XYehBc1vCU#Echobox=1709505746-1
    Again, Amazon refused to answer questions about its contractual obligations to New Zealand customers.
    Tucked in there was this little bit. seems the horsefaced piece of shit wasn’t into supporting Kiwi companies
    but was happy to run around after amazon.
    The bitch remains a bitch and the sooner she gets clobbered the better.
    But Catalyst chief executive Don Christie says without a timetable to open the data centres, he questions whether the New Zealand Government and other customers can trust Amazon’s assurances.

    Catalyst has a subsidiary that operates three New Zealand data centres, in competition with Amazon.

    Christie was upset that former prime minister Jacinda Ardern met with global cloud providers Amazon and Microsoft, and supported their expansion in New Zealand, but hadn’t support local data centre operators like Catalyst Cloud.

    “We couldn’t get prime ministerial endorsement for our capabilities or for New Zealand companies, even though we tried. We couldn’t even serve them a cup of tea.”
    No electricity to run the thing more like.

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  10. Government puts Road to Zero out of its misery
    The Government has finally scrapped the ailing road safety strategy, ending it as it releases a re-written policy statement for land transport

    The Government is scrapping the Road to Zero safety plan and will replace it with a new “safety objectives document” later this year.

    The strategy, released in 2019, set a target of a 40 percent reduction in deaths and serious injuries from 2018 levels by 2030.

    But the Ministry of Transport has since been tasked with providing new advice to its minister Simeon Brown on road safety.

    https://newsroom.co.nz/2024/03/05/government-puts-road-to-zero-out-of-its-misery/

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    • WO watch the Supreme Court case where Trump is seeking decision of Presidential immunity from prosecution which is scheduled to be heard next month. Trump will win this too, then Biden and his mob will be shitting themselves so much all the dunny paper in America will not be enough to clean up the mess left in Joe’s outhouse.

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  11. oh dear, airbald one has shit the bed again so nude nut has to travel with peasants.
    why the hell do they even bother attempting to use the bloody thing? surely its cheaper and easier to just fly commercial esp since luxtard is concerned about taxpayers burden and also emmissions.

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  12. As “unelected globalist” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak whined about ‘democracy’, a man in the UK (a Patriot) was imprisoned for two years for the crime of distributing stickers that criticized mass migration. (Replacement Immigration)
    While the patriot was locked up for ‘offensive’ stickers, the same judge gave a man who was caught in possession of child sex images no jail time?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/british-man-jailed-2-years-over-stickers-pm-whines-about-democracy

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  13. It seems TV3 have decided that to save their jobs they will launch a criticism campaign on the coalition ,my guess would be they are hoping the negativity might reignite the lazy left into watching their crappy B/S morning show but it’s getting off to a bad start with the blonde cougar kicking back at the narrative to the barely hidden disappointment of the homo Burr and the Chink in child ,it’s gonna get funny.

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    • Yes, just another demonstration of their lack of awareness. They forget that NZ resoundingly voted this government in. That means they are going to piss off a lot more people. But all power to them – full ahead on both I say.

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  14. 💰A cashless society means no cash. Zero.
    💴 It doesn’t mean mostly cashless and you can still use a ‘wee bit of cash here & there’.
    💵 Cashless means fully digital, fully traceable, fully controlled.
    🤔 I think those who support a cashless society aren’t fully aware of what they are asking for.
    😳⚠️ A cashless society means:
    * No more tuck-away cash for those preparing to leave domestic violence.
    * No more garage sales.
    * No more cash donations to hungry homeless you pass.
    * No more cash slipped into the hands of a child from their grandparent.
    * No more money in birthday cards.
    * No more piggy banks or tooth fairy for your child.
    * No more selling bits & pieces from your home that you no longer want/need for a bit of cash in return.
    * Less choices of where you purchase, based on affordability.

    What a cashless society does guarantee:
    * Banks have full control of every single cent you own.
    * Every transaction you make is recorded.
    * All your movements & actions are traceable.
    * Access to your money can be blocked at the click of a button when/if banks need ‘clarification’ from you which could take weeks, a hundred questions answered & five hundred passwords.
    * If your transactions are deemed in any way questionable, by those who create the questions,
    your money could be frozen
    I’m sharing it because maybe we all need to take off our blinkers.
    ❌ Forget about cash being dirty. Cash has been around for a very, very long time & it gives you control over how you trade with the world. It gives you independence.
    ✅ If you are a customer, pay with cash. ✅ If you are a shop owner, remove those ridiculous signs that ask people to pay by card.
    💰 Cash is a legal tender, it is our right to pay with cash.
    😳 Banks are making it increasingly difficult to lodge cash & that has nothing to do with a virus.
    🛑 Please stop believing everything you hear on the TV.
    ✅ 💰💵👍🏻 Please pay with cash & please say no to a cashless society while you still have a choice.

    😊 Please Share

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    • I will miss the cash to give for birthdays, and to give to the grandchildren for their holidays etc, I was certainly slipping money which I earned into a drawer to leave a marriage which was nasty, no donations for cancer daffodils or any other charities that help, All these things we will not be able to do in the future. life has changed beyond belief every since the covid farce that gave governments the ability and was the end of many things. I believe that the governments were planning these things for years and years especially the USA and Europe.

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      • ” I was certainly slipping money which I earned into a drawer to leave a marriage which was nasty,”

        That is just it in a Nutshell, Lizzie. Unintended consequences that those who wish to control us, don’t think about. don’t see and could care less about.

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    • As well as closing down bank branches and removing ATM machines. It won’t be long before they start reducing the daily limit on remaining ATM’s. Australia has just done this. It would be a prudent person who has a “cash stash” in the event of a cyber-attack, grid down, EMF or “solar flare” event.
      You are an “unsecured” creditor once you deposit money with a bank. They don’t tell you that when you open an account, or about “Bail ins”.
      In contrast to a bail-out, a “bail-in” is intended to rescue a failing bank by making its creditors and shareholders bear the cost of recapitalizing the bank through conversion of some or all of the bank’s bail-in debt into common shares.

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  15. People are losing faith in the US judicial system. Barnes breaks down the cases against Trump, the exposed corruption, slush funds. He is defending Amos Millar, the “test case” in Pennsylvanian where he says the DO Agriculture is using their corrupt power to shut down the Amish farmer’s shop, and now rationing the food produced on the farm that Millar and his family can eat.

    What does Barnes look for in a judge? “A conscience or IQ. I don’t need both, unfortunately I don’t often get either”. //

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBeQByW8Pn0
    CORRUPTION EXPOSED! Fani Willis Closing Arguments DEBACLE! Letitia James $ LAUNDERING? Viva & Barnes

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  16. This just in from the FSU.
    “Moments ago, Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull, the ultimate victim of all the hysteria and abuse that occurred at Albert Park last year, Tweeted the name of the man who punched Judith, the 71-year old woman.
    Keen Minshull (@thePosieParker) is beyond the jurisdiction of the name suppression. We are not. “

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    • The Free speech Union have sent out an email seeking funds to appeal this fuckwitted & woke decision by one of the lesser lights of the NZ judiciary. I’ve responded & I hope more do as the noose is tightening on those who desire free speech & open justice.

      As the FSU point out:

      ……..”That means this woman not only has to accept that she was violently assault and her assailant gets off scott-free (we’re told he has ADHD, so, you know, what can the Courts do?), but she also can’t name him in media, or elsewhere publicly.”……

      …….”Victims deserve the protection of the police! At the very least, they should be able to share their story. Name suppression gags victims and is salt in a very raw wound. “……..

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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1VdLi6LymI
    Meltdown After 9-0 Supreme Court Ruling Trump Can Be on the Ballot, with Stu Burguiere & Dave Marcus

    Megyn Kelly

    Breaking news the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favour of former President Donald Trump staying on state ballots, the corporate media and left melting down after this ruling, the dangerous implications if it was decided another way, and more.

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  18. “Bloody hell, Dave. You’re going to have do something about your senile old mother,” snapped the wife. “She ruined little Johnny’s school recital.”

    “Why? What’s she done now?” inquired the husband.

    “He’d only sung the first couple of lines of Green Green Grass of Home when the daft bat thought she was back in the 60s & threw her knickers on stage.”

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  19. (This is how it’s done Mr Luxon)

    Argentina’s President Javier Milei Suspends State-Run Leftist News Agency For ‘Propaganda”
    “We will close the news agency Télam, which has been used as a Kirchnerist propaganda agency for the last decades,” Milei told lawmakers, referring to former president Cristina Kirchner.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/argentinas-president-javier-milei-suspends-state-run-leftist-news-agency-propaganda

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  20. Something to ponder.

    “Many states in Latin America, Africa, and Asia lack the monopoly of violence, even though this was identified by Max Weber as the foundation of the state, and thus the capacity to govern effectively.”

    All the more reason to eliminate the gangs.

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  21. A new recycling tax could find its way into Australian ( NZ), household budget amid ongoing cost of living pressures.

    Under the proposed scheme, from July 1, exporters of recyclables will be charged $30,000 (US$19,494) for a licence, and a fee of $4 on every tonne of recyclables exported overseas.

    This is despite warnings from the council representing recycling contractors that the new legislation would mean tens of millions of dollars of extra costs will be passed on to Australian taxpayers, as well as potentially creating more landfill.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/world-first-recycling-tax-in-the-works-for-australia-5597446?utm_source=Aomorningbriefnoe&src_src=Aomorningbriefnoe&utm_campaign=Aomorningbriefnoe-2024-03-01&src_cmp=Aomorningbriefnoe-2024-03-01&utm_medium=Aoemail&cta_utm_source=Aomorningbriefnoecta&est=%2Bp7%2FqXQqaUlurFoUApmF4qabTFZyVM05fLdf2HfB2135K0IE%2FKFS%2BTYY55dnlAA%3D

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    • Nothing to do with Viking”s comment
      Just recycled: edited the link.
      Then tested & proves to be true.
      Then copy pasted Viking’s comment.

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/world-first-recycling-tax-in-the-works-for-australia-5597446

      A new recycling tax could find its way into Australian ( NZ), household budget amid ongoing cost of living pressures.
      Under the proposed scheme, from July 1, exporters of recyclables will be charged $30,000 (US$19,494) for a licence, and a fee of $4 on every tonne of recyclables exported overseas.
      This is despite warnings from the council representing recycling contractors that the new legislation would mean tens of millions of dollars of extra costs will be passed on to Australian taxpayers, as well as potentially creating more landfill.

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  22. The $11m price tag faced by business owner Ron Salter in police ‘proceeds of crime’ case after workplace death

    Ron Salter pleaded guilty to a range of health and safety charges after a contractor died at his South Auckland business. Two years later police turned up claiming his health and safety failings meant his business was operating outside the law and it was taking a “proceeds of crime” case against the business owner. David Fisher reports on the latest turn in the courts – and how much money police are seeking.

    The amount of money a businessman and his family face losing as the result of a novel police action over a workplace death has been revealed – a whopping $11 million which would go in a first-of-its-kind “proceeds of crime” case.

    And it comes with a warning that other businesses could be next if police are successful in this case.

    Ron and Natalie Salter built their lives around Salters Cartage, the business they grew from a single truck to having a fleet of vehicles that collect waste fuel and either dispose of it or have it recycled.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/the-11m-price-tag-faced-by-business-owner-ron-salter

    The court right told the police to front up if they lose. i.e. the taxpayer.

    If we want to grow our economy with companies the do stuff this is a great way to stop it.

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  23. Kiwifruit: Zespri battles counterfeit packaging in China
    RNZ.
    Zespri said it had been working with the Shanghai Public Security Bureau to take enforcement action against a small number of people involved in extensive counterfeit operations.

    “Information gathered through Zespri’s investigations allowed local police to successfully conduct a number of raids against those sellers,” a Zespri spokesperson said.

    “During these raids, it was also discovered that the counterfeiting operation also affected fellow fruit marketer Dole and Zespri customer GoodFarmer, which have since joined the enforcement action.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/kiwifruit-zespri-battles-counterfeit-packaging-in-china/ZXUPV36L7FDVXM2DXHEOKTFU7Q/

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    • Rust & the proponents of “build back better” aka the NWO never sleep.

      From R12’s link.

      …….”With large amounts of data comes a great deal of power and part of the reason that smart cities are not being developed quickly, is because of concerns about data breaches and privacy rights.

      SCCANZ is the region’s leading authority in smart cities and has been involved in a lot of discussions about how data is utilised and how personal information will be kept private. “……..

      They’re not even trying to keep the tools of the takeover of our lives under cover! The discussion has moved from whether to keep checks on us to who gets access to the info & we were never consulted.

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    • Our government and our councils don’t represent “we the people” anymore. They represent a fascist globalist corporation which is implementing an anti-human agenda on us useless eaters. Governments are just the enforcers of this globalist agenda and will be for as long as “we the people” allow it.

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      • The consequences of Climate change seems to have made Stuff allow for the term, ‘turbo cancer’ to be used in this story.

        The silent killer: Two months from diagnosis to death

        “Set for a promotion at work, and a wedding, followed by a honeymoon in Mexico in 2024, she wasn’t prepared for a seemingly innocuous pain to be a doorway to her own mortality.
        It began last October when a doctor thought the pain she was experiencing might be gastritis and sent her away with medication to ease it.
        But the pain continued, so a few weeks later doctors conducted a scan.
        “They said she might hear from them, she might not … but 10 minutes after she drove away they rang and asked her to come back in,” Alan recalls.

        Jade was told she had stage four bowel cancer that had spread to her liver and her lungs. Radiotherapy was not an option.

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350196421/silent-killer-two-months-diagnosis-death

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        • …Stuff allow for the term, ‘turbo cancer’ to be used in this story. ….
          The real dissonance is near the end of the article.

          …. After being diagnosed, Jade revealed to her mum that she had experienced a pain in her right hand side for quite a few years, but never got a doctor to check it out. Now Angela wonders if it was related – as the cancer was on the same side.

          Subsequent conversations with Jades’ oncologist revealed the size of one of the tumours suggested it had taken between five and 10 years to get to that size, causing her to regret not getting a colonoscopy sooner. ……..

          Which gave the cancer more than enough time to metastasize to other parts of her body.

          That way Stuff can claim say they are just being kindly in this example, plus being able to later refute by the years of previous symptoms.
          Possibly re-defining turbo cancer to the obvious deterioration of a person’s body where the seeds of the cancer spread really does seem fast, turboed.

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  24. The arrest and subsequent use of force towards a man in Hamilton in 2022 was “unlawful” after the vehicle he was in was stopped due to the profiling of his facial tattoos, the police watchdog has found.

    The findings were part of an investigation by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) into the June 10 2022 incident which saw the man (Mr Z) and his partner (Ms Y) pulled over while driving.

    The pair were spotted driving by an officer who initially “had no concerns” and a license plate search delivered no hits.

    The officer spotted the same vehicle later, at which point the woman, who was driving, was observed without her seat belt on. The officer did a U-turn, but by the time he had turned around, the vehicle had driven down a side street. The officer told the police communications centre “a gold rodeo just slipped me on Massey” and “the front passenger has some come tip me out tats.” The IPCA notes that a “tip out” is police slang for a vehicle stop.

    The report said police “noticed Mr Z’s facial tattoos, which he believed to be gang related,” and when that same police officer noticed the car again, in a shopping mall car park in Hamilton, he radioed for backup and approached the vehicle.

    The report says the intention of the officer was to “speak to the driver, Ms Y, about the seat belt issue”. The man and woman both told the IPCA that the woman always wore a seat belt while driving.

    The woman had left the vehicle to collect her laundry.

    When the officer approached the vehicle he said Mr Z was “initially friendly”, and “happily” gave his name to the officer.

    The man said the officer was also “initially friendly” also but when he was told the officer needed to check the seat belts, he was “unhappy because he did not think Ms Y’s car should be searched without a reason”.

    According to the woman, who had come back to her vehicle to see the exchange and asked what was happening, the officer replied he was “just wanting to see who this man is” because he was a “new face in town”.

    During this exchange, two other police officers arrived. They told the IPCA their intention was to check the road-worthiness of the vehicle.

    The IPCA said: “This check can be conducted by one person and involves checking the exterior features such as tyres, windscreen wipers and rust, as well as the registration and warrant of fitness on the front windscreen.”

    A nearby shopkeeper, who was filming the event, told the IPCA that none of the officers had checked the windscreen.

    “I didn’t see any officers interested in the actual thing they came for,” he said.

    The shopkeeper told the IPCA that the officers took “an immediate interest in the inside of the ute” and that he heard an officer say “move away from the car because I want to look in your car”.

    The woman said a “swarm of cops” said they needed to check her car to ensure it was roadworthy, and that they needed access to the inside of the ute.

    The original officer said he “tried to talk” to the woman but she ignored him. CCTV footage of the incident showed that the officer paid “very little attention” to the woman “despite her being the driver of the car and the person who [the original officer] alleges was driving without wearing a seat belt”.

    The officers told asked the man to move aside so a vehicle check could be conducted and told the IPCA that the man became “quite aggressive” and that he had adopted a “fighting stance”.

    An officer said he did not feel safe in front of the man.

    The officers told the IPCA the man was obstructing them from conducting the road-worthiness check of the vehicle and that the man had to move or else he would be arrested for obstruction of a police officer. The man said he “not think it was fair for the car to be searched and he felt police were belittling him in front of the crowd,” and did not move.

    The officers told the man he was under arrest before using force, “including a head lock, to wrestle him to the ground and sprayed him with oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) before handcuffing him”.

    The woman was also arrested by police, as was the shopkeeper.

    No charges were laid against any of the three individuals.
    Arrest of man and use of force ‘unlawful’ and ‘unjustified’

    Five issues bought to the IPCA were found unlawful or unjustified: The initial vehicle stop of the woman’s car, the arrest of the man, the use of force against the man, the arrests of the woman and the shop keeper and the search of the woman’s car.

    The report said the officer’s “vehicle stop of Ms Y’s car was unlawful because it was not for a genuine purpose under the Land Transport Act 1998,” and therefore the following arrests of the man, his partner and the shopkeeper were all “unlawful”.

    The report also said the force used against the man was “unjustified” and that the search of the woman’s car was “unlawful because the vehicle stop was unlawful”.

    The police watchdog said the officer “did not stop the car because Ms Y had not been wearing a seatbelt. He stopped the car because he had profiled Mr Z based on his facial tattoos.”

    Police acknowledged the ruling and said the “staff involved in this matter have shown genuine remorse for their actions and have reflected on the impact of their decision making on that day,” Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird said.

    The officers involved have undergone a training programme led by by NZ Police Iwi and Communities “to strengthen their cultural competency as well as further tactical communication training.”

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/05/police-stop-unlawful-due-to-facial-tattoo-profiling-come-tip-me-out-tats/?fbclid=IwAR3S7gDCJpEwaGvprRm1dLNwuvswAbJ8dZ5rUGePF74rhjrihdxAk-y4N5U

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    • ““staff involved in this matter have shown genuine remorse for their actions and have reflected on the impact of their decision making on that day,”
      Load of shit. Remorse is only felt by those caught.

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  25. At last.
    Taranaki onshore petroleum exploration permit granted
    By 1News Reporters
    6:45pm
    An onshore petroleum exploration permit has been granted in Taranaki after a competitive tender process, regulators have announced.

    It comes as the Government commits to bringing back offshore oil and gas exploration.

    The successful bidder announced today is Greymouth Gas Turangi Limited.

    The company has been granted a permit for a 62sq km area northwest of Stratford for a period of 10 years. Its new permit allows the holder to search for Crown-owned reserves of oil and gas in the area set down.

    Block Offer 2020 was launched, following nominations of acreage by industry and consultation with iwi and hapū, on March 28, 2023 and closed July 26, 2023.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/05/taranaki-onshore-petroleum-exploration-permit-granted/

    And little Johnny 2 mums is having a big melt down, Meanwhile, Taranaki Iwi are rubbing their hands together once more.

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