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  1. Lizzie@0528

    And a good morning to you ma’am (It’s not raining BTW – the ‘Drought’ has begun).

    Quiet isn’t it?

    Despite that, I hope you have a great day. and enjoy it before the morning rush begins….

    Thank you.

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  2. cool this morning. 7.00 and black as the inside of a cow..

    Its a conundrum.
    I like early day light and I like long evenings.
    Not fussed on the cold, so never want to live in invercargil. (where that they all ask).

    Go north and you join the sleepy isles of Northland and been further and the days are to short for anything.

    Will just have to stay with the good weather, nice place, well was until the aucklanders discovered it.

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  3. The Earth Moved for many in New york today.
    Literally.

    An earthquake centred near New York City rattles, and unnerves, much of the Northeast
    AP
    By Jennifer Peltz, Mike Catalini
    6 Apr, 2024 05:51 AM

    An earthquake centred between New York and Philadelphia shook skyscrapers and suburbs across the northeastern US for several seconds Friday morning (Eastern Standard Time), causing no major damage but startling millions of people in an area unaccustomed to such tremors.

    The US Geological Survey said reported a quake at 10:23am with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8, centred near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, or about 72km west of New York City and 80km north of Philadelphia. The agency’s figures indicated that the quake might have been felt by more than 42 million people.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/an-earthquake-centred-near-new-york-city-rattles-and-unnerves-much-of-the-northeast/D2B7QPRGINFX7I6BUSWI6BHR5M/

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  4. Three couples died and went to heaven, an Irish couple, a Jewish couple and an American couple. The Irish couple stepped up to the Pearly Gates. The husband knocked on the door.

    “Mr. & Mrs. O’Malley. We’d like to get into heaven, please.”

    St. Peter checked his list. ” O’Malley, O’Malley. Oh, I’m sorry I can’t let you into heaven, Mr. O’Malley.”

    “Why not,” said Mr. O’Malley.

    “Well, while you were on Earth all you cared about was alcohol. You drank morning, noon & night. You had Guiness for breakfast & Jamieson’s for dinner. Look at the woman you married. Her name is Brandy, for God’s sake. No, we can’t let you into heaven.”

    The clouds parted and the couple dropped from sight.

    The Jewish couple stepped up to the Pearly Gates. The husband knocked on the door.

    “Mr. & Mrs. Goldman. We’d like to get into heaven, please.”

    St. Peter checked his list. “Goldman, Goldman. Oh, I’m sorry I can’t let you into heaven, Mr. Goldman.”

    “Why not,” said Mr. Goldman.

    “Well, while you were on Earth all you cared about was money. You hoarded money morning, noon & night. You never spent your money or gave to charities. Look at the woman you married. Her name is Penny for God’s sake. No, we can’t let you into heaven.”

    The clouds parted and the couple dropped from sight.

    The American couple stepped up to the Pearly Gates. The husband knocked on the door, turned to his wife, and said, “I don’t know, Fanny, it’s looking really bad for us.”

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  5. So Jimmy Anderton never laft his millions to the cathedral and others don’t give a toss.

    Christchurch’s Cathedral rebuild to be ‘indefinitely mothballed’ if new funding not secured by AugustThe Christ Church Cathedral rebuild has a funding gap of $114 million – and if $30m isn’t secured by August this year, the project will be indefinitely mothballed, it has been announced.

    And the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited said a “mothballed scenario” would “be hidden from view, and people will not be able to visit it, or preserve it, because it will remain a construction site in suspension”.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christchurchs-cathedral-rebuild-to-be-indefinitely-mothballed-if-new-funding-not-secured-by-august/3R7YWWX475BERP6AJ3HG5C5QBY/

    so come on all you god botherers. front up.

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  6. not only did the natives do amazing stuff like discover antarctica and discover hydrogen but they now claim to have discovered ALL forms of renewable energy…

    for a stone age race whose most advanced technology was a digging stick and hangi pit they sure as hell somehow managed to make alot of contibution to the energy sector. im awaiting the scribbled ones next announcement that maori created electricity when right after maui and his bros fished up nz they also captured a lightning bolt using a giant taniwhas skin…. yeah i really shouldnt give the fuckers ideas.

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    • SB I feel sorry for the average Joe maori who’s just going about his business and getting on with it like the rest of us. Because these militant fuckwits are building immense anti-maori sentiment in this country. We are going to be a third world country soon because these entitled wankers stifle any progress.

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      • its minced ay saggy, i guess greed and i want it is just ingrained in them same as utu.
        they seem to have zimbabwae style of thinking and one wonders if thats their end goal?

        i love how shane jones has zero time for their shit and just tells it like it is.

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        • Jones presents as a roadblock to the conservative Maori elite who navigate present day NZ via a rear vision mirror. Content to live in the real, present world, with a keen eye for opportunity he’s unapologetically a Maori leader, well versed in tikanga & an expert in oratory Te Reo.

          As such he cannot be dismissed as an “Uncle Tom” or pakeha Maori by those whose toes he treads on.

          If Maori ever realise their potential it will be via leaders such as Jones & Tipene O’Regan. Not fuckwits like Rawiri Waititi or the Maori King.

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          • i dont know how ordinary maori put up with the shit their “leaders”, elite and the radicals feed them. surely theres a limit to the amount of broken promises and fraud they can endure before they wake up???
            go ask average maori what their iwi or leaders have done for them, with the exception of the odd free hangi feed i doubt theres much of a list they can rattle off

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        • Same in the US, etc. The ones who have fallen for the message have been told by Marxists they are victims and entitled. Many have taken the green light as a right to victimise and terrorise. They are being used by those Marxists as useful idiots and in the end will be much worse off than they’ve been promised.

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  7. Here’s a thought experiment.

    Imagine your country is colonized. Parts of your country no longer resemble your country anymore. A generation or so later, there is civil unrest, and the colonizers are expelled. Would that be “ethnic cleansing” or “ethnic recovery”?

    I guess it depends on your narrative and whether or not you want to portray yourself as the “victim” to the world.

    Can you think of examples like this in the world today?

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    • Ethnic Recovery but cannot see it happening. For whatever reason Leftie attitudes are ruling the world. Just look at the pace of the turnaround here in New Zealand. In 3 – 6 – or 9 years when they get back in the starting point will be well ahead of where it was in 2017.
      Other Countries – how can you clean out the non whites when such a percentage of the locals are the same.
      But of course in New Zealand the colonizers are self expelling, can only hope Australia continues to accept them.

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    • If “Woke, Pro-LGBT & Marxist Beliefs” appeal to one’s emotions and “feelz” rather that to logic and rational analysis, then the kinds of people who are ruled by their gut emotions and who are unable to process, contextualize, and analyze situations would swallow them hook, line and sinker.

      Perhaps the kinds of people who are pre-disposed to worse mental health outcomes are just the kinds of people who will readily and uncritically accept “Woke, Pro-LGBT & Marxist Beliefs.”

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      • They “feel” the euphoric emotions of the other Lemmings rushing towards the cliff and get drawn in, feeling that this is right. Any Lemmings that leave the thronging mass and pull back are called “outcasts”. Any that try to tell the thronging mass about the cliff a few kms ahead, are labelled “conspiracy theorists”.

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    • Being woke is like being caught by a tribe of neanderthal cannibals and placed in a bamboo cage awaiting your turn to be washed and cooked in a boiling pot, but you do not know that is what is going to happen because you have been blindfolded since the moment of capture. You piss your pants, and it gives you a nice but temporary warm feeling but it will not save you from the fate that awaits you.

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  8. You have all seen that the Northland Regional Council wanting to cut funding to Rescue Services like Helicopter Rescue Services, Coastguard, St John, etc, but I bet you don’t know why. Well here is your answer.

    “Northland Regional Council wants to cut its contribution to emergency services – and deputy chair Tui Shortland says the money can be better spent bolstering the civil defence capability of marae”

    So there you go, take the money off the community and give it to benefit family and privately owned Marae.

    Could there be any more self serving, greedy and selfish, than Maori in this country, especially those Maori at the top of the tree, like Tui Shortland.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/rescue-chopper-funding-for-chop-in-northland-regional-council-plan/KB27ZLY4NRC7HEN2E5MKBTMPPA/

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    • The NRC has become a complete joke. They are more interested in climate change than doing the job they were elected to do. On a more positive note the Waipu Lions donated $31,500 dollars to the rescue helicopter trust the other day. The money was raised by running the local car show proving that community spirit isn’t totally dead in Northland.

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      • Bet the local marae, were pissed that the money bypassed their doors and went straight to the Rescue Chopper, without been able to do a Scrooge McDuck and have a bath in it, coming up pockets full!

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        • Chopper should charge the buggers each time they go out. Send them a bill if its one of theirs and let them know what they cost the other residents.
          See that’s the problem/.
          Never told te truth.
          Never know what it costs.
          Tax the bastards more,
          Tax their bloody trusts, because it looks like they are going to remain untaxed.

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    • Tui Shortland may live to regret her lack of support for the rescue chopper service should she or a family member require urgent medical treatment but part of her statement is valid.

      Increasingly over the past couple of decades administration & enforcement of government directions has been apportioned to local bodies under the totally invalid excuse of “devolvement”. It can be roughly translated as centralised control paid for on a local basis. Eg water standards, building regulations.

      She has part of it right.

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      • The way Maori teat thier own bodies you would think a decent rescue helicopter and ambulance service is well, rather important.

        We are told Maori have worse health outcomes; so much worse that they needed a separate health service (buried this week, died in infancy, god rest its soulnessness and attempt at apartheid)

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      • This Tribalist would never go without urgent medical (or any other) services. She’s a ‘wahine’ with full chin scribble and she and her familywhanau probably virtually own all Northland through the back door of tribal connections, threats and bribery.

        It’s the ordinary people (of all races) who will suffer through this cunt’s disgusting racist attitudes.

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        • EK, here in the Darkest King Country we have a Maori Trust run by William Jacksons’ sister. This Trust runs the main Doctors service in this area.

          Speaking from experience, if you are a Colonialist you wait for 3-4 weeks to be seen by a Quack. When you do get to sit in the Doctors waiting room, if an Early Settler appears at the Doctors doorstep they are seen immediately, before you and you are pushed back, to wait longer. It is very brazen.

          This Maori Trust, Medical Facility had an absolutely excellent Practice Nurse. A well experienced wonderful lady who happened to be a Colonialist by birth. She could no longer put up with this sort of racist shit and resigned recently, making her resignation known on a local Facebook Page with the exact reasons for her resignation known and the amount of Racism shown to Patients, for which she could no longer tolerate..

          Since, all the White Colonial Practice Nurses have left William Jackson sisters Maori Trust and gone to work at the wonderful local Hospital.

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    • The real problem was the distribution & of the free food going through orchestrated tribalism middle men,
      .
      …. Israeli Defense Ministry’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) unit, which has been coordinating aid for Gaza.
      .
      …. The storm over the impending food shortage reached a climax with the issuance of a March 18 report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) multi-partner initiative claiming that 578,000 Gazans were facing “acute food insecurity.”
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      COGAT released a report on March 29 refuting the IPC’s assertions, noting, “In recent months between 150 and 200 trucks are admitted per day, most of which are food trucks. This is an 80% spike in comparison to the daily average food trucks that entered Gaza pre-October 7…..

      https://www.jns.org/hamas-famine-narrative-evaporates-as-gaza-food-prices-slashed/
      .
      Plus again the media shills do what they can to hide the truth, until the truth is slowly spread by other social media & blogs.

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    • A good call out of these pro Hamas Palestinian supporters, even by Dr, Phil. as this steadily builds.

      …. Son of Hamas commander:
      “There is no difference between Hamas and the so-called ‘Palestinians’, as the vast majority of them support Hamas…
      There are no ‘Palestinian’ people.
      There are conflicted tribes, and without Israel as the common enemy, they would kill each other.” …

      ….. A bright light of truth in a dark world of deception!! ….
      https://twitter.com/HilzFuld/status/1775896280721719543
      4 mins 34 secs :

      The Palestinian supporter would only “condemn the question”

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    • Further to that tribalism, is that some can see a loss of power (money) & control.

      ….. The political party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday lambasted Iran for meddling in internal Palestinian affairs, accusing the Iranian regime of spreading chaos in its territory. …
      https://www.algemeiner.com/2024/04/03/we-will-cut-off-hand-abbass-fatah-party-slams-iran-interfering-palestinian-affairs/

      Islam helps cover the many divisions by pursuit of a common enemy as explained by Mohammad through his sayings & advice via sunnah, through the koran, & deeds & actions found in the hadith.

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  9. New dwelling consents declined by a quarter in the year to February, Statistics NZ says
    The number of new homes consented in the year to February was down by a quarter compared to the previous 12 months, with consents for apartments and retirement village units suffering particularly steep declines.

    According to Statistics NZ, 36,276 new dwellings were consented in the 12 months to February this year, down 24.8% compared to the previous 12 months, and down 27.2% compared to the year to February 2022.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/127135/new-dwelling-consents-declined-quarter-year-february-statistics-nz-says

    Another couple of months and you will be able to hire a builder, a sparky and a plumber at a reasonable rate once more.
    Great I have work to be done. Done next to nothing now since just after covid.
    too expensive.
    Be nice if the price of concrete went down as well.

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  10. How our Appeal Court arrived at its decision is beyond this simple retired cocky but regardless the implications are worrying. In an article, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/crown-appeals-prisoners-11k-payout-for-being-mistakenly-detained-extra-33-days/RMMX5P5QDRCGTDTBGIZJV6D2QA/ we are told that a prisoner made to spend an extra month in gaol is not to be monetarily compensated.

    I accept that the ex prisoner is probably scum but even scum should not be wrongly incarcerated through bureaucratic error without meaningful compensation. If the Crown removes an individual’s liberty it should at a minimum get the sentence dates right.

    IMHO this decision is morally if not in legally wrong.

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  11. If this is the level of thinking by those teaching at our universities, then the kids should demand a refund of their fees.

    “At the same time, the central government has a comparatively low debt rate. According to the OECD, the debt in 2023 was 56.6% of GDP. This compares with a 120.8% on average across the OECD. Clearly, there is room for more central government involvement.”

    Just because many in the OECD want to ruin their economies does not we should throw financial prudence out the window.

    This is part of an article about Council rates.

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2024/04/guy-c-charlton-there-is-ceiling-on-rate.html

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    • Poor quality spending by local bodies is the major cause of imminent increases in property rates. The situation has arisen because:

      # Helen Clark’s administration saw fit to grant powers of general competence to incompetents.

      # Woke “nice to haves” have drawn funding away from what councils are elected for. Water, sewage & roading.

      # They accepted the burden of extra governance as directed by parliament because it gave local body bureaucrats a chance to grow their fiefdoms.

      Now the ratepayers are going to take to the councils with paring knives because they can’t afford the increases. The situation as such will resolve itself.

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  12. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were “piss poor.”
    But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot; they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low.

    The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way, subsequently creating a “thresh hold.”

    Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the “upper crust.”

    https://twitter.com/PAMsLOvE/status/1776414038991266090

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    • I wonder how newer residents like Odakyu-sen handle uniquely Kiwi expressions such as the colloquial response to querying where someone is. “Up the boohai shooting pukeko” would tend to phase someone with no reason to associate the “boohai” with Puhoi or the tradition of the early Bohemian settlers of practising musketry skills on the long legged birds seen as the ferry cruised up the river.

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      • “Up the boohai shooting pukeko”

        I know what a pukeko is, but I’m not familiar with that phrase.
        Is it anything like “up sh_t creek without a paddle”?

        I heard that to cook a pukeko, you put the pukeko and a stone in a pot of water. You boil and boil. When the stone is soft, the pukeko is ready.

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        • ……”Is it anything like “up sh_t creek without a paddle”?”…….

          Not really. The phrase you instance refers to a hopeless situation. “Up the boohai shooting pukeko” would normally be used to respond to someone asking a question regarding someone’s whereabouts when it was not really any of the enquirer’s business to know.

          The recipe is well grounded in fact. If you discard a pukeko’s feathers & sinews there’s little left. They do make good bait for eel nets. 🙂

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  13. Australian Journal of General Practice

    Long COVID: Sufferers can take heart
    April 2024.

    “There is concern that COVID-19 vaccination per se might contribute to long COVID, giving rise to the colloquial term ‘Long Vax(x)’.22 The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 exhibits pathogenic characteristics and is a possible cause of post-acute sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines utilise a modified, stabilised prefusion spike protein that might share similar toxic effects with its viral counterpart.”

    https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2024/april/long-covid-sufferers-can-take-heart

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