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    • In Nelson. Have not seen any wounded Kea’s but did see some dick out on an electric bike with a mask on. A kids triathlon on at Tahuna Beach, there are kids and cars absolutely everywhere, closest park is well over a km away.
      Guess a couple of great great nephew/ nieces will be competing without our discerning eyes watching them. That is not the reason we are here.

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  1. For those to frightened that FB will follow ya to the grave you can’t see this but what I can copy I have.
    for the more 22nd century of us the linkis there.

    The Nazi’s are well entrenched in our police force. Make sure you are well insured if you are in business or not against these attacks on people.

    NZ on average kills 5 children a year in driveways and injures 30. Rarely, are those responsible held to account.
    This tragic occurrence is 4 x that of swimming pool drownings (swimming pools are required to be fenced and inspected.)

    To adopt the WorkSave mindset (eg White Island) any individual, organisation, who could have, perhaps should have, identified the risk of the driveway to children and who failed in their duty to do so, should be charged, held to account.
    The father arrived home from work in his van and drove up to a skip bin to empty the day’s rubbish from the van.
    His son ran up from the house and helped to put the rubbish in the skip, then climbed on to the bumper of the van, holding on to the rear window wiper for support. His father drove back towards the house and pulled into a laneway in preparation for reversing into his parking space.
    This was where his son would normally jump off, but as the father began reversing, he thought he heard him calling out. He immediately got out to check, and saw his son underneath the vehicle.
    He jumped back into the van and pulled forward to free the boy, but it was too late. He had suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=25882394048026599&set=gm.1114395236257437&idorvanity=230491217981181

    Its the police trying to create laws and precedence to criminalise everyone. Just as they are doing with Barry Young and the people who owned the oil recovery business in Auckland. For them, there is no redemption and lots of cash for lawyers. It’s a WEF tactic. If they can prove criminal liability via this process then they can use the proceeds of crime legislation to confiscate assets from everyone. The proof is not one as in a Jury trial but one based on probability.

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    • Be afraid that this will spread and get worse. How may back out of their driveway onto a footpath each day? what about backing out of a carpark in a shopping centre or your kid falling of a tramp or a swing? The possibilities left to these arsewipes is never ending. Will it make society better?
      will it make it so safe no one does anything. what if you run over your kid with a tractor or tip tour 4 wheeler over a bank with a kid inside. Will the reff be done for a kid dying on a footy field because the play is a bit rough.
      Think about it.

      Do you take your kids fishing and not wear life jackets/ What if you kid is not in a seat belt or you are involved in an accident and they think so?
      There is plenty of eveil they could be working on rather than this stuff.

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        • Here’s a bit more.
          Police are using proceeds of crime legislation to seek forfeiture of property from a business that committed hazardous substances, and health and safety offences.
          The law is usually used for the forfeiture of stolen assets or profits from drug dealing, money laundering or similar criminal activity.
          The police application for forfeiture has been set down tentatively for a seven-week hearing in the High Court in October 2024.

          Why would anyone want to be in business or even live in this land anymore?
          Why would you want to be involved in outdoor education?
          would you teach someone to surf knowing they could break their neck under your tutiton. why would you have a driving school?
          Why would you do anything with this shit hanging over your head?

          https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350202573/police-using-criminal-proceeds-law-seek-asset-forfeiture-ordinary-commercial?dicbo=v2-ds9a8i0

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          • Aswell as the man is do the industry a service of picking up waste oil, so they don’t have tip it out in streams, pour it onto dirt/gravel tracks to keep the dust down, or burn it and chuck it into the landfill!
            I think that he is a benefit to NZ.

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      • ……”There is plenty of eveil they could be working on rather than this stuff.”…….

        But the perpetrators of that evil may not have the assets to swell the government coffers like the van driver or the oil recovery bloke. It has fuck all to do with safety or justice.

        Follow the money

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  2. “For a new Prime Minister who campaigned on cutting costs, PM Chris Luxon should have started by cutting Jacinda and her Christchurch Call costs” boldly states Brian Tamaki, the founder and leader of The Freedoms & Rights Coalition (TFRC).
    TFRC held well-supported protests in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Saturday, and a contingent are set to arrive on the steps of Parliament, tomorrow, Tuesday 5th March 2024.

    TFRC & Tamaki’s actions are due to PM Chris Luxon recently stating he wants to take Jacinda’s Christchurch Call to the “next level.”

    PM Chris Luxon has agreed to continue Jacinda’s role as his own Special Envoy for the Christchurch Call. This is a continuation of her role as appointed by former PM Chris Hipkins.

    Mr Luxon believes Jacinda has done a good job, saying “there’s been some good work done with respect to algorithms with tech companies.”
    He goes on to say, “I asked her to carry on and she was very happy to do so.”

    Tamaki says, “I bet she was happy to continue. Just look at the money involved with the Christchurch Call.”
    The Cost of Jacinda’s Christchurch Call:

    An OIA released from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet shows what’s been spent in just two years…and there’s been more since.
    This comes to a total of $3,178,389 over two years. DPMC states these costs above do not include ‘corporate overheads’….so the cost is even greater to the NZ taxpayer.
    “We know that Hipkins allocated her a further $500k in the present financial year…plus costs. While Jacinda has declined to receive a specific wage, she is benefiting indirectly, and she does still have access to a considerable amount of taxpayer money.”

    “Our Government has already forked out $917,000 to a non-government ‘OpenMined’ global organisation so they could develop government tools to study social media algorithms and AI’s impact on the world. Basically…it’s money to spy on us!”

    “Luxon is allowing the Christchurch Call to continue so he can spy on us too, just like Jacinda did!”

    Luxon has recently admitted he has no problem with restricting Kiwis’ activity on social media, in particular gang activity. He stated, “I appreciate it’s tough and it’s hard but we should try doing something and giving the police some tools to push back on.”
    Luxon & Trudeau:

    Tamaki continues, “It’s therefore no surprise that Luxon has been quick to cozy up to Jacinda’s best friend, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.”

    In a recent tweet, Luxon spoke about how “New Zealand and Canada’s enduring friendship is personal for me…” going on to say, “I look forward to working together to bolster the rules-based order and advance our trade links.”
    Tamaki says, “This is the same Trudeau who has just introduced his Online Harms bill that seeks to prohibit freedom of expression on the internet, with life imprisonment sentences for “hate crimes” and fines of $70k for violating the government’s definition of hatred and takedown orders for content ($20K going to the victim, and $50k going to the government). What a money-hungry scam by the Canadian government, which probably appeals to the money-hungry Chris Luxon!”

    Tamaki states, “There’s no doubt in my mind this is where Jacinda was leading us…probably even more severe than Canada…but we pushed back and stopped her in her tracks. Now Luxon is trying to pick up Jacinda’s mantle to restrict our freedom of speech, and we can’t allow that either! Arden and Luxon are two peas from the same pod.”
    “And for all of the money already spent by NZ and other countries to date, they’ve focused the Christchurch Call on the wrong things…they’ve targeted you and I as citizens…and completely missed the boat in stopping the most horrific and recent livestreaming terrorist event over social media…October 7 when Hamas attacked, raped, murdered, and mutilated Israelis while broadcasting live over social media.”

    “The Christchurch is not fit for function and it needs to go! Jacinda needs to go!”

    “I take my hat off to Elon Musk. The first thing he did when he purchased Twitter, is he fired the team working on the Christchurch Call. We need that sort of courageous leadership in NZ too.”

    Jacinda’s Terms of Appointment:

    The wording in Jacinda’s original letter of appointment, states that she is appointed and “empowered” to act on behalf of the Prime Minister as the Co-Leader of the Christchurch Call alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.
    Tamaki states…”Let that sink in for a moment…Jacinda is acting on behalf of our NZ Prime Minister, on this global Christchurch Call project. I can’t believe more Kiwis aren’t up in arms in the streets about this.”

    It further states:
    “Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern is uniquely equipped to deliver enhanced outcomes for the Call.”

    “Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern’s role as my Special Envoy is a significant opportunity for New Zealand to make a permanent, positive impact on global internet governance and enhance our country’s capacity as an effective actor on global digital issues.”

    “Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has the subject expertise, relationships and mana to deliver significant outcomes for the Call.”
    Winston’s Culpable too:
    “Winston’s hands aren’t clean in this appointment either,” Tamaki says.

    The Christchurch Call Unit is a joint venture hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet and also the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade…Winston is the Minister of this department.

    Tamaki goes further stating, “Between Luxon, Winston & Seymour, they should have had the wherewithal and integrity to know:
    Kiwis voted National, NZFirst and ACT into office, because they were sick of all the crap Jacinda, Hipkins and Labour were inflicting on us

    Kiwis do not want Jacinda to have any more influence or control on behalf of our government!!! Period!

    The Christchurch Call is a complete waste of taxpayers money.

    Recent Poll:

    TFRC undertook a recent poll of thousands of Kiwis showing that 95.57% of everyday Kiwis do not want Jacinda to keep her role as the PM’s Special Envoy for the Christchurch Call. Only a minor 4.43% support Jacinda in this role.

    “Kiwis want Jacinda to get her grubby mitts off controlling our freedom of speech, particularly online.”

    “Kiwis are completely over being censored online when their personal opinions do not line up with the government’s narrative.”

    “Mr Luxon needs to stop cozying up to Jacinda and Trudeau. He needs to stop the DPMC and MFAT working with Jacinda. He needs to axe the Christchurch Call NOW!”

    Tomorrow, The Freedoms & Rights Coalition led by Brian Tamaki will be at Parliament Grounds @ 1pm with their own envoy…The People’s Special Envoy…calling for the PM’s Special Envoy for the Christchurch Call to be terminated.

    “I am calling for PM Christopher Luxon to come out and face up to us, talk to us, and explain himself.”

    “Chris…Cut Costs…Cut Jacinda & Cut the Christchurch Call!”

    Brian Tamaki has sent invitations to Chris Luxon, Winston Peters & David Seymours for them to publicly address the people gathered at Parliament tomorrow. TFRC are still waiting to hear back from them.

    https://www.tfrc.org.nz/post/the-stupidity-of-luxon-hiring-jacinda

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    • No more proof is required than this. We were right before the election about Nude Nut.
      He is a bought lacky of the WEF. Uncles Klaus will be so pleased with his past work.
      Did you notice Luxon uses the gangs as a feeble excuse for “there’s been some good work done with respect to algorithms with tech companies.”?

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    • Although I’m not a Christian and I don’t like Maoris much when they’re strutting around in leather jackets, I found Brian Tamaki and the Freedoms and Rights Coalition to be inspirational when I attended their anti kickdown protest in the domain and at the vigil for him outside Mt Eden jail I found his followers to be great people as well.

      And look at how he stood up with the haka for Israel against the baying Hamas mob and faced them down in Auckland just recently too. Brian Tamaki is, in my opinion, a true hero for freedom, common humanity and democracy and I was surprised (and disappointed) that he achieved such a poor showing in the election.

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      • Bishop Brian is not without charisma nor courage in pushing hard against those who would turn us into slaves of the state. Yet it pays not to forget that he heads up a group of Godnutters who though they believe in small government, mean one small enough to fit into your bedroom & personal life where they insist on legislating their own narrow minded morality.

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        • Ooh! A downtick.

          Unfortunately the cretin responsible is not sufficiently articulate to express the reason for their dissension. We’ll never know whether it is because they consider Tamaki to be deficient in charisma & courage or whether it’s due to their preference for having religious nuts dictate ones personal life.

          Sad.

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  3. Rhys Davies has comeback to NZ from his home in LA, maybe he has a bit part in cindys film?
    Or is going to do a duo with Guy Williams, not bloody likely I know.
    Be tough to decide which one to throw shit at!

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  4. Damien Grant: Politicisation of our response to climate change is dispiriting

    4, • 05:00am
    How researchers are using AI to fight climate change
    Researchers are turning to AI in the fight to save a critical Australian ecosystem from climate change.
    Researchers are turning to AI in the fight to save a critical Australian ecosystem from climate change.

    Damien Grant is an Auckland business owner and a regular opinion contributor for Stuff, writing from a libertarian perspective.

    OPINION: The politicisation of our response to climate change is a dispiriting aspect of contemporary discourse.

    I do not understand how an increase in carbon dioxide from three hundred parts per million to five hundred parts per million, which seems like an increase from nothing to next to nothing, will cause Greenland’s ice sheet to melt and Wellington to become flooded.

    I’m not alone in this confusion but am willing to accept that this is the case, because that is what a consensus of scientists seems to be telling me.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/climate-change/350206075/damien-grant-politicisation-our-response-climate-change-dispiriting

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    • Wing-nuts like these tried to politicise the weather. They tried to make normal rain and sun, a dire political problem. That only tyranical socialists have the solution for. Seems like Damian wants proles back in the climate change propaganda ghetto.

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    • Was watching a you tube of elderly Hawaiian 737 that turned in to a convertible over the first class seating area at 30,000ft. Landed safely, aswell, but one stewie got sucked out and not recovered!
      Alwas sit in your seat with the seatbelt loosely fasterned, mainly to stop hitting the roof!

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  5. The Cook Strait is not a place for clapped out ferries

    KiwiRail’s ageing Cook Strait ferries set for more frequent checks
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/03/10/kiwirails-ageing-cook-strait-ferries-set-for-more-frequent-checks/

    KiwiRail says it is putting more time into maintaining its Cook Strait ferry fleet after assessments by international experts.

    As a result, KiwiRail had added more weekly and monthly maintenance checks, and longer time in dry docks for serious maintenance work.

    It was also taking advice from the Norwegians on capital investment that might extend the ferries’ life.

    KiwiRail was also working on a new fleet replacement strategy since the Government torpedoed the project it was counting on, after a cost blowout to almost $3 billion.

    KiwiRail said this summer the ferries were 99.6% reliable and on time for 91% of journeys, which exceeded “even the best operators in the global aviation industry”.

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  6. Everywhere we look, free speech fights rear their heads. Our whole team is flat-tack defending your rights to speak and listen freely, and we’re just days away from our tour with Irish comedian and author Graham Linehan.

    Read on for how we’re holding Hutt City Council to account, how our opponents are trying to cancel our Graham Linehan events, our submission on name suppression laws, and how Victoria University should uphold academic freedom.
    Hutt City Council censors work of revered and respected Māori leader and breaches NZBORA

    The Hutt City Council banned an insert from its premises on the basis that it was spreading misinformation and needed a counterargument in order to be published.

    The insert, funded by New Zealand Centre for Political Research (NZCPR), was Sir Apirana Ngata’s ‘Treaty of Waitangi – An Explanation’.

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  7. Anti-Inflammatory Drug Might Lead to Chronic Pain, While Inflammation Could Heal: Experts
    Research shows that when it comes to acute pain, it may be more beneficial to let the body naturally heal.

    Doctors have recommended nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to relieve acute inflammation for decades. But does short-term relief—and interfering with the body’s natural healing process—come at the cost of chronic pain?
    Pain from a minor injury, like a sprained ankle or thrown-out back, often resolves on its own. But for some, acute pain lingers, becoming chronic. The “standard medical care for this type of pain is probably making matters worse, is what the research suggests,” Jeffrey Mogil, a neuroscientist at McGill University, told The Epoch Times.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/anti-inflammatory-drug-might-lead-to-chronic-pain-while-inflammation-could-heal-experts-5585552?

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    • Continued Obamaism with many further controls, like Big Tech controls.

      …. Obamaism and Italian fascism have more in common than ideological similarities.
      Before WWI, Mussolini was a non-fascist socialist; socialists were anti-war.
      What turned Mussolini against anti-war socialism was Marx’s observation that wars are followed by revolutions.
      If wars cause revolutions, let’s join the war! Notice how easy this switch was? …..

      Just as Luxon continues Ardern’s “Christchurch Call” with further sly mission creep.

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  8. This email is longer than usual, but is the most important email I’ve sent in a long time.

    It relates to what many of us would consider the critical issue facing New Zealand: which direction the Government takes in terms of ‘Treaty principles’, democratic accountability, and so-called ‘partnership obligations’.

    It is becoming clear the new Government is continuing down Labour’s path of undemocratic and costly co-governance due to pressure from the bureaucracy who are using incorrect or misinterpreted legal advice to force co-governance into our democracy.

    I am asking for your support so the Taxpayers’ Union can mount a public campaign calling on the new Government to do what the last Government wouldn’t: release the legal advice underpinning this nonsense. New Zealanders need to know what reasons, if any, underpin the Wellington consensus. The people need it to discuss, analyse and debate whether the Treaty of Waitangi should really trump democratic decision making.

    The legal assertions that led to Three Waters ‘co-governance’

    In recent years, opportunistic politicians (cheered on by captured Government officials) have claimed that the question of who “owns” water in New Zealand has become vexed.

    Recall that the whole basis of Labour’s Three Waters policy was the claim by Nanaia Mahuta that she had received advice from Crown Law that said Three Waters-style ‘co-governance’ was required for the Crown to comply with its obligations under the Treaty.

    To say that this legal interpretation was a departure from the historical norm that the Crown is sovereign (and therefore Parliament has full rights to decide the laws that will govern natural resources) is an understatement.

    Last year, the Taxpayers’ Union raised funds to support the Water Users’ Group request to the High Court for a declaration of what the law actually says about the alleged partnership. The then Labour Government threw the kitchen sink at us. They even tried to get a court order suppressing further public reference (including in court) to Ms Mahuta’s claims about the legal advice on co-governance. That could have stopped us from talking to you about it. .

    The Water Users’ Group asked the court to order disclosure of the advice, at least to the lawyers and the court, though it was information that every New Zealander should be free to see. The two KCs pointed out that Ms Mahuta had publicly disclosed not just the fact of the advice but the alleged conclusions to justify Three Waters. On conventional reasoning that had waived her claim to legal privilege. The Court refused to suppress mention of what had been Nanaia Mahuta’s Three Waters Cabinet papers. After all, she had authorised making them publicly available on the Beehive website.

    It became clear that we would be throwing good money after bad to continue to support the judicial review. The High Court expressed no interest in seeing the advice, despite the ramifications on New Zealand’s democracy! Nor did the Court of Appeal. And from reviewing some other recent decisions of senior courts, the Water Users’ Group lawyers could not be confident that orthodox and historical legal principles would prevail against the new judicial activism on the Treaty.

    Nevertheless, supporting the legal case did at least force media and political attention to the potential corruption in the Three Waters governance proposals.

    And eventually, National, ACT, and NZ First all committed to scrapping Three Waters.
    Now the new Government appears to be falling into the same trap.

    While we all hoped that Christopher Luxon’s Government would decisively reject the path towards race-based rights that undermine democratic accountability of public services and natural resources, I’m sad to report that simply isn’t the case.

    The legal underpinning and justification for Three Waters co-governance, weaponised by Labour and its allies in the media and bureaucracy, has not gone away. In fact, it’s getting worse.

    The Government is set to keep co-governance of fresh water: rivers, lakes, and rules for agricultural run off will be subject to ‘te Mana o te Wai’

    As far as we know this is not yet in the public domain, but the Taxpayers’ Union has been informed by a very reliable source within the Government that the reason the new Government has not repealed David Parker’s unworkable fresh water National Policy Statement is because ministers have been advised that changing the race-based (and impossibly high) water standards cannot be done without iwi consent.

    These are the water quality standards that are so high that, according to expert advice to the last Government, it is not even certain rivers inside the national parks will meet them! Prior to the election, the parties now in Government committed to abolishing the standards (which also contain the race-based provisions) .

    The Standards require regional councils to create plans that promote “te Mana o Te Wai” (literally meaning, ‘the Mana of the water’).

    It’s not even a disguised version of co-governance. Local council plans must allow tangata whenua to be “actively involved in decision-making processes relating to Maori freshwater values” as defined by relevant tangata whenua. Regional councils must also “work with tangata whenua to investigate the use of mechanisms … such as transfers or delegations of power [and] joint management agreements.”

    It’s not often the Taxpayers’ Union march to the defence of local councils, but the requirements put them in an impossible position.

    The social and economic wellbeing of communities who collect and use the water must come second to whatever a local iwi says upholds te Mana o Te Wai.

    These obligations, introduced by the last Government, remain in place. That means regional councils up and down the country are spending millions of ratepayers’ money to create these new policies that implement te Mana o Te Wai.

    The election gave a very clear democratic mandate that these anti-democratic water provisions would be gone within the first 100 days. But officials are telling Ministers “you can’t do that”.

    Ministry for the Environment officials told Ministers that Cabinet and Parliament cannot act unilaterally because iwi have property interests in water.

    To put it simply: Just a few months into the new Government, Ministers are effectively being overruled by officials because officials are still asserting an apparent Treaty obligation that fresh water must be co-governed.
    We can not allow what is just an assertion to become repeated enough so that it becomes “the truth”

    A few weeks ago, Chris Hipkins made a claim on TVNZ’s Q&A that

    “Māori have a legally established interest in the water, they went through the court process to do that. So the 50/50 co-governance model that we were proposing for the water entities was one way of recognising that.”

    Chris Hipkins’ claim is misleading at best. But there is a real risk that it becomes accepted as a (false) “fact”. While there may have been recognition of the possibility or likelihood of interests in a limited number of water bodies, our lawyers tell us that there has been no legal establishment of rights that would equate to anything as radical as the race/ancestral privileges that were to have been conferred under the Treaty or euphemism known as co-governance.

    Nevertheless, we now know that Ministries in Wellington believe it is the law and are using the assertion to overrule the new Government’s democratic mandate.

    I am asking for your support to mount a fight for democratic control of water, before it is too late.
    The constitutional crisis Wellington don’t want us to talk about

    I do not think it is an exaggeration to state that there is a quiet constitutional crisis going on in Wellington – just who has sovereignty? Are officials responsible for carrying out the wishes of Parliament, or are they bound to some sort of supreme Treaty law or co-governance framework? I am sad to say that we are becoming more aware of areas where officials are operating under the latter.

    All roads lead back to the infamous Three Waters advice which the public has still not seen. Will you help us force the new Government to make public the advice? Only then can New Zealanders can have the debate, and challenge the ‘accepted wisdom’ in Wellington that water must be co-governed.

    The spring from which this co-governance concept was hatched was the original piece of Crown Law advice that Nanaia Mahuta referred to in her Cabinet Papers to claim that Three Waters co-governance was necessary for the Crown to comply with the Treaty. We say that New Zealanders ought to know what the Government is hearing from its own lawyers on the alleged Treaty Partnership obligations – especially now that the same argument is being used to undermine the promises made by the Government prior to the election.

    I don’t really care whether Nanaia Mahuta was telling the truth or not. This is much more important than political point scoring. If she over-egged or misled her Cabinet colleagues about the contents of the Crown Law advice, that would be a great first step in rebutting this nonsense! That’s just one reason why we need to mount a public campaign to force the new Government to release it.

    If the advice is as radical as Ms Mahuta, Mr Hipkins, and the bureaucrats all claim, then we must uncover the anti-democratic arguments to expose them for what they are: inconsistent with liberal democracy and democratically accountable government.

    Unless we show that the arguments lack a real legal foundation, the assertion that the Treaty trumps the ability of Parliament to regulate water will soon become accepted as ‘law’. The public need to see the advice so there is a chance to offer counter-arguments.

    And the key issue: what role should lawyers play in determining whether and how fast New Zealand’s democratic principles go down the river? Whatever the answer, it should be done in the open, not within Crown Law suppressed from public scrutiny.

    Just like Three Waters, we need to force the politicians and media to ask the tough questions. Unless the Taxpayers’ Union do it, who else will?
    The tough conversation New Zealand needs to have
    You’ve seen the way the media (and, sadly, Christopher Luxon’s National Party) are desperate for New Zealand to avoid the so-called ‘Treaty Principles’ debate. Like you did for Three Waters, will you support the Taxpayers’ Union so we can go where the media will not?

    Christopher Luxon has little interest in furthering what he perceives to be a vexed race-issue in a media environment where it will not receive a fair hearing. Why would Mr Luxon go out on a limb, when what the media will term the “expert legal advice” could well force him to take a stand? That’s why, ironically, the Prime Minister needs third party groups like the Taxpayers’ Union to lead this – just like we did for Three Waters. To do that, I am relying on your generous support.
    Release the advice: Who owns water in New Zealand?

    Release the adv ice. if you agree that this is an important issue, I’m asking you to stand with the Taxpayers’ Union once more.

    Left to fester, undisturbed and unchallenged, it’s only a matter of time before the lawyers within the Government embed co-governance to rust away at our democracy.

    To support our campaign to force the officials to “Release the Advice”, to save democratic accountability, and ensure the control of fresh water remains under democratic control, click here.

    For the sake of the future of our country, I hope you’re with us.
    Peter Williams

    ps. Like Three Waters, this is a political fight as much as a legal one. Just like Scrapping Three Waters, it won’t be easy to force the media to ask the right questions. Your support means the Taxpayers’ Union can mount a grassroots effort to protect democratic accountability and slay the dragon of co-governance’ which is threatening democratic accountability.

    pps. The Taxpayers’ Union is a grassroots-funded effort. Without your support, it’s clear the new Government will be on its own and the officials and special interests will win out with their plan to implement co-goverance for fresh water (and whatever follows).
    https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/donate_legal_advice?utm_campaign=240309_legal_advice_reask&utm_medium=email&utm_source=taxpayers

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  9. Professor Paul Moon, Professor of History at the Auckland University of Technology, believes that the situation with respect to the History curriculum in New Zealand is worse. “The problems with the New Zealand curriculum include deficient content (no serious women’s, economic, foreign affairs, immigrants or religious history), a deeply flawed view of historical method (whoever designed it was clearly not trained in this aspect of the discipline), and serious ideological bia… S.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/henry-ergas-and-alex-mcdermott-to-understand-our-history-students-must-delve-into-colonial-past?postId=1ff7b044-1063-401f-ae13-e12e8315137f&utm_campaign=9df3b42a-5b4d-4aef-901d-5c6d9a364573&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=32bafa2d-d617-4e82-bd08-cb12972094b2&cid=0e30c3c6-5fa5-4aad-8fbb-f511907bcec4

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  10. Just heard on the mid news Chloe Swarbrick was elected as the new co-leader of the Greens, as expected. The vote was unanimous.
    As I understand it all members can vote —she got 179 votes. Does that mean the Greens have a very small membership or only a very small number are impressed enough with he,r to vote for her?

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  11. Another broken promise from your best friends.

    The Government has decided not to give residential property investors as much tax relief as National promised Act in the parties’ coalition agreement.

    Rather than start phasing out the interest limitation rule in the current tax year, as stated in the agreement, it will start being phased out in the year to March 31, 2025.

    The interest limitation rule prevents residential property investors from writing off mortgage interest as an expense when paying tax. Exclusions apply, including for new builds.

    Under the existing law, introduced by the former Labour Government when the property market was overheating, no interest can be deducted for property bought from March 27, 2021.

    For property bought before then, 50 per cent interest can be deducted in the current tax year, which winds up at the end of this month.

    National and Act had agreed to allow investors to deduct 60 per cent of their interest in the current tax year.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/property-investors-to-get-slightly-less-tax-relief-than-promised-in-national-act-coalition-agreement/LONARV64JBDT7CY5JL2GC7G2PA/

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    • To be fair to this government the last rabble left the country in such a financial mess with more liabilities found swept under carpets every day that I suspect they have no option but to wind back some of their planned tax cuts. The left should be happy that the government isn’t looking after its “rich mates”.

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          • There’s no comparison between the two sectors. Your average truckie is a poor but honest businessman trying to make a modest living while battling Green nutters & the traffic Nazis both determined to replace his service with donkey carts.

            The rental owner is best exemplified in the Merchant of Venice where he could swap places unnoticed with the bloke holding a knife & scales intent on extracting exorbitant rents from unfortunate tenants. 🙂

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            • you think so. A 600k truck gives the company a 120k depreciation plus any interest costs. and it goes on for 10 years slowly diminishing.
              got to make a lot of money before ya pay tax at that rate.
              More than any property INVESTOR does. And any decent truck lasts a lot of years as well.

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            • I would applaud the first paragraph N
              but the second para cancels that out.
              No biscuits for you.

              You must be a socialist to want the taxpayer to fund all housing.
              lets hear it for The Internationale
              The ghosts of Skinner and Anderson will join in.

              At present the private sector funds billions of bucks of property and it is business where one can make a profit or a loss.
              Therefore business rules should apply
              Deduction of all ”necessarily incurred expenditure outlaid in attaining the income’
              In all investment classes.

              The private sector wears the cost of the management of these properties, paying rates (plus GST- not deductible in domestic rentals) insurance, R+M , improvements.

              Your intellect is too high and you are too well read to be taking jabs that belong in the Standard.

              If the goo-mint – any shade- managed immigration more prudently there would be lesser capital gains from price rises created by demand outstepping supply.
              You know this.
              Then the envy might diminish.
              ..as if …

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  12. All those willy wankers who are concerned about FB should read this and weep.
    You are fucked . Mr plod has you screwed.

    Concerns over ‘vehicle tracking system’ in Auckland as cameras scan 500,000 number plates daily

    New data shows motorists in Auckland have their number plates scanned about 500,000 times a day by roadside cameras and a fleet of cars checking residents-only parking areas.

    Over the course of seven days from the end of February and into March, there were 3,770,649 scans of number plates carried out and logged in Auckland Transport’s system.

    The information is primarily used for traffic management and enforcement of transit lanes but is also available to police as part of the flow of number plate data to which it has had access in recent years.

    The rate of collection has brought concern from civil liberties and motoring experts who say mission creep is inevitable with the increasing spread of cameras that can read number plates.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/concerns-over-vehicle-tracking-system-in-auckland-as-cameras-scan-500000-number-plates-daily/QT3V5OGMKVHLZEGPOF4DMF7OEE/

    Iif you think its just Auckland wipe the scales from your eyes. Tauranga has big network of camera’s as does Hamilton. Probably even Masterton. Outside the old folks home naaska lives in.
    Gotta laugh.

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    • Another mission creep? for the communities sake.
      Sure information is essential, in building those cycle lanes, removing parking zones, or this seems to be a belated research after the money has been spent?

      September 11, 2023 …… Instalment of the new sensor network is to start this month at an estimated cost of $1 million over five years. It is funded by repurposing existing funds (including leveraging the Waka Kotahi subsidy) from the previous decentralised and often more manual methods we used to collect data. …

      …. The sensors use AI-powered computer vision to detect road users and decide which mode of transport they are using. ….
      https://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=155089

      Another council department, cost to be set up to handle the data, to analyse, then dovetail to fit into a net zero carbon ideology, etc…

      Who owns that data?
      Will any of that supposed raw data be available for other independent researchers to study if they so wish or would onerous terms & conditions be applied?

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  13. Great article by Jo Nova on the value of ivermectin.

    https://joannenova.com.au/2024/03/people-who-used-ivermectin-get-better-faster-and-were-much-less-likely-to-die/#comments

    “There are lots of ways to screw up, delay, distort and blur a medical study
    And the Principle Trial did all of them.

    So here we are, years too late, getting another nanomole of truth squeezed through the distortion field. The Principle Trial gave people ivermectin far too late, and told them not to take it with food, both of which stop it being useful — yet despite that, ivermectin still saved lives and produced a statistically significant benefit. So the researchers sat on the results for a year and a half, then wrote it up with the opposite conclusion. Welcome to modern industrial medicine where the experiments are just a theatre performance. The government pretends to care and set up a big study, while they design it to fail and then hide and twist the results. “

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    • My wife put this up on a “signal” page of a freedom group she belongs to. Another member of the group replied saying that one of her kids is at a local (Wgt) intermediate school and they lining up the kids to get 9 shots for HPV variants and 1 for boosterix, all in one day soon !!! Needless to say her kid will not be in the line to get jabbed.
      All care of the “wonderful ” NZ Health Department.

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  14. Central Bank Digital Currency, Consumer Data Right and Digital Identity Services Trust Framework- what could possibly go wrong?

    The core “Personal Financial Freedom Busting Team” includes the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Commerce Commission and the Treasury.

    • The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is leading a future of money programme, which includes redesigning the cash system and investigating a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) issued to the general public. The RBNZ is also monitoring money and cash. This work aims to ensure that the money and payments systems are reliable and efficient and support inclusion and innovation. RBNZ has also been consulting on the access requirements for its Exchange Settlement Account System.
    • There are also several policy initiatives that have the potential to be key enablers for achieving the vision. In particular, the Consumer Data Right (led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) will support competition and innovation outcomes in the payments sector, while safeguarding customer data. In a similar vein, the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework (led by the Department of Internal Affairs) will make it easier to share personal information digitally and support greater choice for New Zealanders.

    https://chapmantripp.com/trends-insights/banking-and-payments-sector-revamp-a-progress-report/

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  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bugaT86_D1c
    BREAKING: Tommy Robinson ARRESTED While Celebrating His Daughter’s Birthday

    Mahyar Tousi TV

    Tommy arrested while celebrating with his young daughter and her friends. Reason unknown. It would currently be a breach of his bail if he was in London which is unconfirmed but cops admit on video he wasn’t doing anything. He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on Monday.

    Mahyar will update

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  16. The University of Virginia (UVA) founded by Thomas Jefferson no less, has at least 235 employees under its “diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)” banner — including 82 students — whose total cost of employment is estimated at $20 million. That’s $15 million in cash compensation plus an additional 30-percent for the annual cost of their benefits.
    In contrast, last Friday, the University of Florida dismissed its DEI bureaucracy, saving students and taxpayers $5 million per year. The university terminated 13 full-time DEI positions and 15 administrative faculty appointments. Those funds have been re-programmed into a “faculty recruitment fund” to attract better people who actually teach students.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/university-virginia-spends-20-million-235-dei-employees-some-making-587340-year

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  17. If we want to know what really limited the regime’s power during the Covid Panic, we must look to the “do-not-comply” activists who were willing to lose jobs and social status as a result of their opposition to the regime. It was primarily the people portrayed as crazed malcontents by the regime who stood between the regime and the full use of its power. The US constitution and the Bill of Rights played virtually no role in limiting the state’s power during the emergency. The naive view of constitutionalism would have us believe that everything worked as designed as the “balance of powers” maintained a rule of law. That’s not what happened. What remains of freedom today was saved by nothing other than the limited amount of public resistance that made the regime think twice about extending indefinitely its experiment in tyranny.
    This partial victory does not mean the regime has been defeated, of course. The elites have been slightly chastened, but they have kept most of their powder dry and simply wait for the next emergency during which these powers can again be exercised with at least as much vigor.

    (Let’s hope that there will be a lot more standing up for “We the People will not comply” next time.)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/covid-showed-us-who-really-rules-america

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    • Both sides will have learnt lessons. Those who do not see the need for a NWO or compulsion will go harder faster. The elites will use their power to crush dissent before it happens.

      It will be a bloodbath.

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    • Early on I decided not to take the Covid19 “vaccine” because I thought it had been rushed to market and not adequately tested. I thought it unwise to inject a non-proven substance into billions of people without proof of its effectiveness or safety. All of my family ( including my nurse sister) decided to not only get jabbed but several criticized me for not doing so. A few have now changed their minds about whether they should have taken the “vaccine” and luckily not one is showing adverse effects.

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  18. I went to pick my wife up from Orakei railway station this afternoon.
    Why the bilingual announcements? First, in an extinct language that less than 0.05% of the population would understand. And then the second language (subserviently following 6 steps behind): English.
    It would make more sense to have English first, followed by Mandarin and then Hindi, as this would really help the elderly parents of immigrants for whom English is not their spoken language.

    What is your opinion?

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      • Since the terminology used in the Maori train announcement would have been formulated by a committee in Wellington, I doubt that an elderly native Te Reo speaker in Gisborne (visiting relatives in Auckland) would be able to understand it.

        Oh, the irony.

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        • Where I was born & lived on The East Coast until I was about 7YO a car was referred to as a “motoka” & a waka was an ornate canoe dragged out of storage for paddling on important occasions.

          If you’d suggested going for a drive down the road to Gisborne in your waka you would have been pronounced porangi on the spot.

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  19. FDNY Is Hunting Down Firefighters Who Booed Letitia James to Be ‘Educated’

    https://twitter.com/EndWokeness/status/1766567411040268310?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1766567411040268310%7Ctwgr%5E8b878e9be86a092fa30351614501c5df4f9ad613%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fredstate.com%2Fstreiff%2F2024%2F03%2F09%2Ffdny-is-hunting-down-firefighters-who-booed-letitia-james-to-be-educated-n2171160

    The FDNY firefighters who booed NY AG Letitia James will be punished and face reeducation.

    FDNY firefighters are now being asked to turn themselves in or risk being hunted down.

    Memos and emails from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) & Uniformed Firefighters Association are circulating.

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  20. Pamela Taylor
    @PamelaTaylor000
    I went to the Dunedin Drag Queen Child Grooming Session. I’m going to discuss my experience in the comments below. It was not a positive experience. We should defund the Dunedin City Library as they are sexually grooming the children there.

    When I arrived at 11:30 am I saw Police on the opposite side of the street from the library, I also saw Police at the library entrance and security in the door of the library and security elsewhere in order to intimidate People who oppose child sexual grooming.

    When I was in the stairway exiting the lift the Councilor who consider mothers opposed to children being sexually abused as “hateful idiots” threatened to kick me out of the Library and he harassed me verbally in an unpleasant and rude manner.

    Anyway Mr Ann, read…

    then read three sexualized PRIDE stories and then danced for a sexualized PRIDE song

    between 11:30-1pm.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GISHj7xa4AAuG31?format=jpg&name=small

    https://twitter.com/PamelaTaylor000/status/1766670805700923651

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    • Been bloody cold in Minesota where they played some fool game and people lost fingers from frost bite -20 degrees and they played. Thousands went along.
      Somewhere else up there another gane was cancelled.
      This year the great Lakes haven’t frozen over so this is the energy arriving I guess.

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  21. So the Irish Government put up 2 referendums & lost.

    ….. the amendments did contain debatable language that could create surprise outcomes in the courts. ….

    “There seemed to be little interest in the government to listening to concerns on the wording, and maybe a little arrogance in believing that voters would get carried away on a wave of feminism on International Women’s Day and simply pass these two referendums,” said Laura Cahillane, an associate professor at the University of Limerick School of Law. …. \
    https://www.politico.eu/article/irish-voters-reject-bid-to-rewrite-constitutions-view-women-family/

    Once bitten twice shy as the Irish government is also complying with the UN Global Migration Pact in accepting many immigrants.
    Now hate speech laws concepts are arising from the Irish government so immigration can not be easily raised & a talked about.

    Ireland: Is immigration to the country ‘out of control’?\
    https://youtu.be/YrhkRpnEuPk
    2 mins 45 secs : Dec 11, 2023 : the slant of //SkyNews

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  22. FS this country is pitiful. Just drove back to Akld from Wairarapa. Road works all over the place. Nobody working coz it’s the weekend. It took one and a half hours to go from Ohinewai to Te Kauwhata in a crawling traffic jam as far as the eye could see. Again, nobody working. What is wrong with this place?

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    • yep yep; that is what it is

      after a brief engagement with the waikato goat-track at 110 metres an hour I have gone back to yee olde Highway 27
      just a hold up at the squiggly bit just north of Patetonga.

      My brother drove down Friday, said the same. Akl to Kapiti.
      He Went via R Membery country and National park.
      Still slow.

      For professional drivers watching their hours it is a bastard.

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  23. The New Zealand Film Commission is putting $800,000 towards a documentary about former Prime Minister Dame Jacinda Ardern.

    In a statement the Film Commission says the documentary explores the rise of violent extremism and online hate in New Zealand, while covering Dame Jacinda’s leadership.

    The commission says the documentary is not authorised nor endorsed by Dame Jacinda, and she has no editorial involvement.

    “It is important to note this is not a biopic. Rather, the documentary explores the rise of violent extremism and online hate in New Zealand, following Jacinda Ardern’s leadership trajectory as an example of how these forces played out through one of the most tumultuous periods in modern times.

    “The documentary records a period of New Zealand’s history.”

    The documentary is being produced by Emma Slade of Firefly Films, with the writer-directors Pietra Brettkelly and Justin Pemberton.

    The Commission says Brettkelly and Pemberton are among New Zealand’s most experienced documentary makers and the project was in the Commission’s slate presented at Cannes Film Festival in May 2023 to potential international partners, under the name Jacindamania.

    In total it is expected the documentary will cost $3.2 million to make.

    There has been significant investment from local and international partners, meaning strong market confidence, which indicates there is an audience for the film in New Zealand and overseas, the Commission says.

    “The average NZFC contribution so far this financial year has been $1.5m for scripted features, and $863,000 for documentaries. It is worth noting that at 25 per cent of the total budget, NZFC’s proportional contribution to this film is substantially less than usual for documentaries, due to the level of third party investment.”

    The film is scheduled to go into production later in 2024, and to be released in August 2025.

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  24. A new organisation, NZ Media Watch, has popped up to take on the role to educate the public to the other side of the news stories they see in mainstream media. Their website states that they will provide independent media analysis, saying “ Our primary goal is to make it uncomfortable for mainstream media to keep lying because they know we will be watching and reporting.”
    N.B. NZ Media Watch is not ‘Mediawatch’, the weekly RNZ
    National show keeping an eye on all things media.
    https://nzmediawatch.com/about-nz-media-watch.pdf See less

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  25. Ireland.

    Government with questions to answer in referendum fallout

    The sense of disconnect was particularly apparent in rural Ireland. As the campaign progressed, it became clear to many local representatives for Fianna Fáil Fine Gael that the term “durable relationship” was causing concern for farmers around implications for inheritance.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/analysis-and-comment/2024/0309/1436995-referendum-defeat-government/

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