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  1. Morning, I love the memes this morning thank you Ed, Especially the condom in the woman’s cup, that is brilliant.
    I see the drought in Hamilton has broken well and truely, And thank goodness for that, it might help the Hamilton city council to help with their spending this year!!!!! And the following 5 years. This is Paula Southgate’s second term as Mayor so I have to ask what the FUCK was she doing during her last term then to rake up so much debt???? It is just a question that I do not expect anyone to be able to answer, as I suspect it was nothing much, she just liked the thought she was mayor. A real liarbor supporter I would say.
    Have a good day everyone and enjoy the rain stay safe and inside.

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  2. And a good morning to you both, Lizzie and TAH

    Hurrah, indeeed REPEATED hurrahs, the DROUGHT has broken and the weather ‘forecasters’ are correct once more (Yeah right!! //////////////////////////////////////////)

    Despite that small detail (And the fact that at zero visibility it is somewhat dark (But NOT cold) have a great day , do whatever you want and DLTBGYD!

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  3. Indeed the drought has broken. Nice warm gentle rain which is great.
    Nice and warm but also windy from the east. Good for the surfies and the beach. Brings up the flotsam and the waves.
    Sends the beach babes back to shopping.

    Sowed some grass seed yesterday to fill the patches in the lawn where I sprayed out the weeds. Sown short growing grass. I want to rid myself of lawn mowing men. Going to get one of those auto lawn mowers. Guy around the road on the side of the main road has one. On a slope so when you go past thing is quietly going about mowing the lawn and it looks great.

    Are the pensioners from the rest home in the wiararappa oput of bed yet?
    There’s houses for sale now you can have as a rental. good deals around.

    Where’s hunty. Buying up large in CHCH?

    Apart from this will be goof for the kiwifruit. Help size them up and may even halt some of the cone people.

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  4. High cloud and wind in Hawke’s Bay.
    My long experience which doesn’t count for anything , had learnings ////////, that indicate only sporadic rain from the north.
    Pretty dry but getting heaps done and building up to having a BIG pruning fire to release much needed carbon into the atmosphere.
    Fuck carbon zero .

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      • Response to flood by trees very interesting IAASB.
        Peaches and nectarines have died but apples and plums and apricots survived were not too much silt.
        Other trees around show either death or survival . Phebalium dead, grisselinia alive.
        Some pittosporum ok some dead. Crassifolium didn’t like it.
        Lovely kauri around the corner and two down the road dead.
        Going to take a while for things to be re established but it will happen slowly.

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        • Not the place for Kauri.
          People who plant shit where it doesn’t belong.
          The southern most Kairi were in the Kaimais and just a few northwards to Waitaphea.
          Then some cunning prick started selling them to councils and others.
          Councils here planted them in the middle of roundabouts.
          Need protected root space inn a forsesr they do.

          Never mind he made a killing from the ratepayers.

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  5. looks like iran is gearing up to have a crack at israel. i hope they wait a few days until im in town next and can get some popcorn.

    if it happens the yanks will lose yet another proxy war and israel will find out the hard way theyre on their own as america ditches them.

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  6. A teenage girl was at a catholic confession booth…..

    Very embarrassed, she admitted that she had gotten a bit too frisky with her boyfriend the night before.

    Now, the priest was relatively new to this position in the church, and didn’t know how to correctly assign penance for her actions, so he told her he needed to pray for a minute to hear what God had to say.

    After a few minutes the girl was becoming incredibly nervous, assuming that this length of prayer was sure to warrant a heavy punishment. To help ease her racing mind, she poked her head out of the confession booth and waved one of the altar boys to come over.

    She then asked him, “What does the Priest usually give for a blowjob?”

    To which the boy replied, “Normally ten bucks and a KitKat!”

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  7. Caution.
    Improper language follows.
    Much has been written about the Tax Department making free female sanitary products available in men’s toilets. It has made some people angry.
    BUT, I have had dealings over the past 45 years with quite a few male tax inspectors. I have found them all to be right royal cunts.
    SO, tampons in their toilets are an understandable way to show that you care for your staff, no matter how reprehensible and contemptible they are.

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  8. https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/12/oj-simpson-dies-of-cancer-at-age-76/
    OJ Simpson, the football star and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend in a trial that mesmerised the American public but was found liable in a separate civil case, has died. He was 76.

    The family announced on Simpson’s official X account that he died on Wednesday (local time) of prostate cancer. Simpson’s attorney confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that he died in Las Vegas.

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  9. “Gulf Harbour body in bag: Who was the woman whose remains lie unclaimed in Auckland mortuary and where is she from?”

    China and Japan fingerprint all visitors to their countries. If the NZ government did the same, the body might have been identified by now. The fact that nobody reported her missing suggests:
    – She was here illegally or under a false name?
    – Her family doesn’t care (if she was staying with relatives)?

    If the NZ authorities got a set of fingerprints from the body, they could send those to various agencies around the world. She might be on some database somewhere. If she ever visited Japan, the Japanese authorities will have a set of her fingerprints.

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  10. NZ’s thieving class have created an Olympic level skillset of wheeling trolley loads of unpaid for groceries out of supermarkets & even our MPs find it necessary to dress themselves at the retailers’ expense. Yet it seems that the epidemic of five finger discounts is not confined to Godzone:

    …..”The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems – including vans that will scan crowded high streets – as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting.

    The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime”…….

    Where England goes NZ usually blindly follows. Indeed most of our crim cuddling initiatives have their genesis in UK “love the criminal, hate the crime” gobbledegook so maybe, just maybe, we’ll join in the backlash.

    At the cost of our freedom not to be followed with facial recognition units of course.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/apr/10/shoplifting-crackdown-to-include-55m-for-facial-recognition-tools-in-england-and-wales

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      • There is no denying that the crashing birthrates worldwide will mean far less need for housing (assuming that the houses are maintained and that huge numbers of immigrants are not allowed into the country).
        Who will buy the houses (or rent them) when there are only half the number of 30-somethings in 20 years’ time?

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        • ……”Who will buy the houses (or rent them)”……

          We must consult with V2. I’m certain that he has a contingency plan. 🙂

          But on a serious note I’m not certain that the problem won’t sort itself out. When we retired we bought our current house in town. Although it was only three years old we engaged a retired builder to inspect it & provide us with his opinions. During discussions I had the opportunity to ask him about how long the dwelling was likely to last.

          Given that it wasn’t a cheap build & built by a registered master builder I was quite surprised when he came up with a figure of 30 years. If this is correct then the future may see houses treated as disposables in the way we now treat vehicles.

          On a side note https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274075623_The_2050_Housing_Futures_for_Older_People_in_New_Zealand_Three_Scenarios_for_an_Ageing_Society has an interesting graph entitled “Figure 1: New Zealand Housing Stock Age and Configuration” about halfway down the page. It details NZ’s housing stock by decades & although 2000 to 2024 isn’t shown the figures make sorry reading for anyone who believes that streets are not for sleeping on.

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      • Odakyu-sen
        The intention is that many mud-huts, stick&tarp houses will be upgraded on arrival by “Welcome refugee” to a new country.

        Many governments, like New Zealand, Australia, Canada, France, England, USA, are betting on the cure for low birth rate via whatever reasons for Immigration.

        Many countries, like Winston Peters signed up to the guidelines & controls of the UN Global Migration Pact,
        Did Japan sign up for that?

        Japan is being pushed into that direction too.
        That will be confirmed when Japan opens up its more to “social welfare” “housing” systems, in the name of “Human Rights” etc., in a number of guises that becomes “very” inclusive, to entice those shy immigrants to arrive.

        It would seem to be easier to do, incentivize immigration, than removing the financial constraints that a marriage can bring about, & on couples having babies, living on a highly tax income, then feeling constrained with a limited living space.

        I see that nasska above has commented on the durability of houses.
        Japan also from what I understand, seems to be well aware of that too.

        But the funny thing is, in so many instances, the governments never seem to care or just pay lip service, or have a concern for their own citizens that become homeless.
        Supposedly bring in rules & regulations that make things even tougher, in the name of sorting it out via “well-being”

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        • It will be very difficult for mass immigration to work in Japan in the short to medium term.
          Japanese first of all have to abandon the notion of “pure Japanese” or “pure blood.” (Which is a bit rich, since Japan is an island nation that has been subject to waves of immigration over the last two millennia, much like England. Japan and England have a lot in common.)
          Once the Japanese can accommodate the “foreign blood” into their own communities, then they may be able to move forward.
          It will be a new Japan. There will be no going back. Can Japan move forward and accept outside people?

          Japan easily accepts outside ideas, but not so much outside people. This may have to change. I hope the Japanese will have the chance to make the decision for themselves. If the politicians decide (Blaire-like) to simply let the foreigners in, there will be trouble.

          If Japan can pull it off and absorb outsiders, there will be much pain but also much new growth in the long term.

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        • A list of questions & points raised by Dick Smith in Australia.
          The media call frames the narrative as alarming.

          [D.S.]argues politicians have failed to properly take into account the risks associated with immigration, warning Australia risked having a population of 100 million, with 30 million of them “incredibly poor”.

          “Every single Australian family has a population plan – they don’t have 20 children, they have the number of children they can give a good life to,” he said.

          “But our politicians have no equivalent for the country.” ….
          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13291497/Dick-Smith-population-migration-advert.html

          Who is allowed to talk about these things?
          Is it only the academia experts, within their leafy suburbs?

          What is growth?
          Why is it deemed essential?
          Change will eventuate any way, for the better or the worst, whether population goes up or down.

          A smaller population would be much more easier to adjust?
          Culturally they would feel more invested with each other?

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        • The flip side, is how well will we support “Harvey Norman”?
          Are you buying what Harvey is selling?

          ….. “The people that exist today, me and you, we all have our view, but we’ll be long gone.”

          Mr Harvey said immigration and population growth were impossible to control.

          “The problem is you can’t control it,” he said. “The rest of the world at some stage is not going to let you control it.
          Sometimes when you smell the inevitable you’ve got to go along with it. ….

          https://eduaid.net/news/details/australias-going-to-be-an-asian-country-gerry-harvey-says-immigration-cant-be-stopped/

          So should you care as it is going just be a globalist future?
          The academics & town planners living in their leafy suburbs, and the higher up, wheeling & dealing from their secure gated communities?

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  11. It’s colonialism that makes them do it ////////////////////

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/12/prisoner-officers-take-refuge-in-van-after-shots-fired/
    Corrections officers barricaded themselves and a prisoner inside a van after its tyres were slashed and shots fired at a tangi in Waikato.

    Police said most of those attending the tangi were gang members.

    “The tyres of the prisoner escort vehicle had been damaged, so they secured themselves and the prisoner inside the vehicle while additional staff and vehicles from the prison were immediately dispatched to the area. All staff and the prisoner safely returned to the site without further incident.

    The police said a shotgun shell was found near the Department of Corrections’ van, and inquiries were being made to identify and find the person who pulled the trigger.

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  12. A very good piece from Peter Williams on the state of media in NZ . Q & A TV1 is doing a piece about it and Peter is one of those interviewed.

    “I reminded Ms Owen of my early days in television in the late 1970s when our biggest ongoing news story was sporting contact with apartheid South Africa, especially through rugby,

    It was an issue which literally divided the population and culminated in the tumultuous 1981 Springbok tour here.

    But the key point about the reporting of the issue during that period was while strident anti-tour protesters like John Minto and Trevor Richards were prominent faces in news bulletins during those years, so were PRO-tour supporters like rugby administrator Ron Don and the former All Black who was Police Minister at the time, Ben Couch.

    I’m almost certain the likes of Don and Richards faced off in a live TV debate on the issue at least once.

    So the broadcast news media of the time – dominated by state owned television and radio – as well as the influential newspapers like the New Zealand Herald, the Auckland Star, The Dominion, the Evening Post, The Press and the ODT covered the issue in depth and were never afraid to report the views from both sides of the debate.

    Whena Owen seemed genuinely surprised that differing opinions on such a difficult issue were so often in the media of 45 years ago. ”

    https://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2024/04/peter-williams-how-can-media-survive.html#more

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  13. Is it a Hector or Maui dolphin?
    So many in various bureaucracies, in various ways, make a good living on this, all in the name of;—

    So it is in Australia with a family with dog a “magpie”.

    …. “So that’s the bigger reason why we might want to regulate, for example, who can rescue animals that they find on the side of the road.

    “That’s obviously a very, very long way removed from this particular set of circumstances, but it explains why we have those rules in the first place.” ….
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-11/molly-the-magpie-heading-home-under-strict-conditions/103694302
    All done to develop further monitoring, & controls in the ordinary citizen’s life.

    As the state continues to own everything, including you, in that collective state, so that ;—
    “You will own nothing and be happy” 🙁

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    • I was having a discussion about dolphins with some silly green woman in the pub the other day. She reckons Maui and Hectors dolphins are different. I’m pretty sure they’re the same thing and pointed out none of them have ever been hit by a racing yacht as far as I’m aware. That upset her something awful and she started telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about. I then told her it doesn’t matter if they’re the same or not because once you smoke them you can’t tell the difference anyway, they all taste the same. Talk about no sense of humour! At least that got rid of her.

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  14. dang, gold is about to go past 4k per ounce.
    the big boys are getting jitters about the markets, cashing out on stocks/shares etc and piling it into gold, china went nuts on it too recently but have eased up now… makes you wonder what the big players know that we dont? theyre buying big time on futures market for physical and not so much ETFs which is kinda odd for many of them. the ETF money seems to be flowing to the bitcoin scam instead.

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    • There can be no overall cashing out of shares SB. For every seller there has to be a buyer. The interesting question is who’s selling and whose buying and in what amounts. It is hard for the big players to sell in volume for obvious reasons.
      In my opinion gold is reacting to central bank buying and inflationary pressure. Bitcoin etf’s are new products so you would expect to see demand as new players enter the market. A small percentage of institutional money would be substantial for bitcoin which is currently a very small market.
      ps Might be time to get that pick and shovel out.

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      • yea from what i can tell its a reaction to central banks, true that about the buyer/ seller thing its same with gold and cryptos too so guess it just depends on what the flavour of the day is?

        youve just gotta look at how pumped up the markets are tho and it dosent take a rocket scientist to see somethings not right and its a bit of a bubble then couple that with the debt levels and craziness levels and damn near everything is a risky gamble now days so i guess theyre just going for least risk???

        the big boys will easily find sucker buyers, usually its scum bankers managing pension funds/401k etc so its lil guys that get caught while the big boys get away with billions. happened in the gfc and itll happen again, the worlds fucked, banking and govt finances are especially fucked so much so i still dont understan how the hell everything is ticking along the way it is.

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    • Central banks have been buying up, pushing the price of gold since 2022. Private investors fall away as the price rises driven by Central banks.

      https://www.gold.org/goldhub/data/gold-demand-by-country

      The new BRIC currency has been designed to be at least partially backed by gold. Plenty of bullion buyers driving this. But, there’s just not enough gold in the world to have fully gold backed currency. Well, unless the globalists paper square holders are happy with gold at $50,000 per ounce. More LIBOR marked penalty fines incoming.

      Jewellery, technology consumption steady.

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      • you find much gold this past summer beorn?

        my mate pulled out of the river a month or so back but when i pointed out the gold price today hes now contemplating throwing the wetsuit on and doing another couple of weeks before it gets really cold.

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        • A few nice nuggets, no potatoes though.

          Rain chases one away in the gorges. Logs and brown water speeding towards you ruin the fun. Regular rain makes dredging a hit and miss occupation, part time only.

          Rumours are that Birchfields big dredge on the Grey has been sold and is kicking off again. This is the biggest dredge in the world, and is simply amazing if you can organise a look at. Bring extra ear plugs if running.

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          • yea i visited many years ago when it dredge through an old bosses sisters farm, unreal beast of a thing.

            haha yea dredging this past season esp has been hit n miss with the weather.
            do you mainly do detecting beorn? what part of central are you based? i bought a fair bit of detected gold from around those parts a couple years ago from multiple ppl, if you sold some chances are i snapped some up.
            i miss the gold adventures but family and work suck back any time i have, its back to just being a dream again.

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  15. Seriously, who does that. Someone will know who the driver was.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/waikato-15-year-old-targeted-by-car-in-run-over-multiple-times/JPLI5T63TRFDNEAOVJDVVRJRUE/
    A Waikato 15-year-old was critically injured by a driver who drove into and over him multiple times, police say.

    The boy was on Old Taupiri Rd near the entrance of the Hopuhopu Sports Park, in Ngāruawāhia, at 5pm on Wednesday when he was struck by the car.

    He was run over multiple times before the vehicle was driven away.

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    • Matt Doocey breaks his silence over his work at the Tavistock Clinic ..

      Although he tried to deflect and gave no details. I’ve added details to the clip below to explain what he did while at the Tavistock .. it’s convenient for him to say he never worked in “that actual department” but check out his links in the vid. For him to say he had nothing to do with it is completely disingenuous, his story will soon fall apart.

      Him and Megan woods are in complete agreement about how to handle Puberty blockers and Gender affirming care – to down play it and repeat debunked tropes…

      “Kids will kill themselves if they don’t access them” is basically what they are saying .. maybe they should read the WPATH files – all of this is lies. Kids have a MUCH a higher chance of suicide POST a transitioning.

      These two are disgusting.

      Weak host too.

      https://x.com/2ETEKA/status/1778594809302880514

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  16. Kirsten Murfitt
    @MurfittTauranga
    The Ministry of Health (“MOH”) recommended that the Medicine Act 1981 be amended to allow for off-label use of the fourth dose (and future doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine. One of the reasons was to encourage the “higher uptake would also help consume the current supplies of vaccine that otherwise could expire before they are used”. What do you think of this reasoning?

    https://twitter.com/MurfittTauranga/status/1778561939272347976

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    • It is a funny business, as I thought that New Zealand had ordered & then paid for those doses.
      Or is it that the drug companies paid per dose that is used?
      To stop egg being besmirched across the MOH faces for over ordering when it is exposed how many doses will shortly be dumped.
      Another & cheaper way of granting certification for any variations & supposed upgrades of the ingredients of the covid vax?
      In accepting this ‘off lable’ use being another form of a stamp of approval, that all the former doses are & were safe & effective.

      While in the meantime MOH will not allow the repurposing of HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid, or any flue.

      Then there are the cancer sufferers who are kept quiet about possibly using Ivermectin, on certain cancers.
      The Doctors oncologists, in New Zealand just will not allow their patients to raise this for further discussion as they fear that can lead to their de-registration. They just dare not write a prescription for Ivermectin.

      Even if the patients were happy to pay for that themselves. !
      After all some of those patients have been paying ten’s of thousands of dollars for other “trial treatments” in New Zealand.

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      • What I find ridiculous about the MOH’s stance is that no-one has suggested that Ivermectin cures cancer or covid.

        What it does is remove all parasites from your body which then allows your body to solely concentrate on getting rid of the virus /cancer.

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      • Like you nasska, we are well aware of the wishful thinking in cancer.

        Though if we take stock, over the years, step by step, there has been a noticeable incremental improvements.
        Of course that allows the body to get older, so that a few years, or another decade, later another bodily weakness may become apparent.

        Ivermectin seems to augment very well with other drugs in controlling cancer in some clinical trials, showing some good results.
        Also to bear in mind in the variations of bodies, some respond very well, & for others it is a dud for what ever reasons.

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  17. Department of Internal Affairs announces cuts, winds up water reform teams

    Twenty-eight jobs will be cut at the Department of Internal Affairs’ National Library and the Māori, Strategy and Performance branch, the agency has confirmed.

    It comes as more than 400 jobs are also wound up in its water reform teams.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/514125/department-of-internal-affairs-announces-cuts-winds-up-water-reform-teams

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  18. Health Minister Shane Reti has announced the resignation of Dame Karen Poutasi as the chairperson of Te Whatu Ora.

    Poutasi has been leading Te Whatu Ora (Health NZ) for less than a year.

    She started in the role on July 1, after Rob Campbell was sacked as chairperson over concerns about his political commentary on LinkedIn.

    Poutasi was the former director general of health and had been on the board of Te Whatu Ora since the organisation was formed.

    “Dame Karen tendered her resignation as Chair and as a member of the Board today,” Reti said in a statement.

    “I have asked her to remain in the Chair role until the end of May in order to give me time to identify and appoint a replacement.”

    Poutasi is the second high powered chairperson to leave since the coalition government came into power.

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  19. Easter trading laws could get shake-up

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    Physical shops must stop trading at Easter but online retail carries on.
    Christel Yardley / Waikato Times

    A member’s bill that aims to allow businesses to trade more freely through Easter has been drawn from the ballot.
    ACT MP Cameron Luxton said the existing rules were causing frustration.
    Retail NZ supports the bill.

    Easter trading laws could be in for a shake-up.

    ACT MP Cameron Luxton’s private member’s bill, which seeks to liberalise Easter trading rules, has been drawn from the ballot.

    At present, shops are required to shut on Good Friday, but Easter Sunday is not a public holiday and shops can open if their local council allows them to.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/350242651/easter-trading-laws-could-get-shake

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    • At that press announcement did any one call out that they wanted the date & time of “her” last booster for covid.
      If not why not?
      It has nothing to do with privacy, as she demands others to be, so that on way or the other she will know if they are, or not.

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  20. Australian Capital Removes the Need for Unanimous Jury Decisions in Criminal Trials
    The ACT has made it an offence for jurors to do their own research, and has also allowed for 11:1 findings of guilt.

    The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has passed two significant changes to its jury laws: accepting majority decisions of 11:1 in criminal trials, and criminalising jurors’ independent search for trial information, such as through online queries.

    The changes come in the fallout of the Bruce Lehrmann trial, which was abandoned after it was found one juror conducted their own independent research.

    ACT Attorney‑General Shane Rattenbury said the decision to accept majority verdicts would help to prevent hung juries and the consequent need for retrials.

    “In a diverse community people may not always agree,” he said.

    “This not only causes delays and increased costs, but also adds emotional strain for victims, accused people, and others involved in the proceedings.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/australian-capital-passes-laws-allowing-majority-jury-trials-5626611

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  21. Just had an interesting experience with my computer. Noticed a small colourful icon appeared on the bottom right of my taskbar. I clicked it and found it was something called co-pilot and it was there to help me. After interrogating what appeared to be an AI device I finally got it to admit it was installed by microsoft as an add on to the Edge browser.
    I never use Edge and asked the app how to delete it from my computer. It provided instructions that don’t work and I have been unable to find where on the computer it is installed. I have removed it from the taskbar but a google search only threw up one very complicated solution. Anyone have any ideas? I suspect the little bugger is still there spying on me.

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  22. Woman at centre of alleged $100,000 fraud at Christchurch Football Club claimed she had links to royal family

    Flint is at the centre of an investigation of an alleged six-figure fraud at a Christchurch rugby club.

    Sources close to Flint have contacted Newshub to share the elaborate stories she told them, including being the daughter of an earl who was heir to the British throne and that she was once crowned HSBC European banker of the year.

    Flint also claims she’s had terminal cancer since at least 2016.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2024/04/woman-at-centre-of-alleged-100-000-fraud-at-christchurch-football-club-claimed-she-had-links-to-royal-family.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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        • The entire island north and south is exposed to quake risk. Christchurch earthquake destroyed the rail line north to Kaikōura. South tenuous, but seemingly exposed to rivers and lack of infrastructure spend. Otira tunnel through the alps is poised on the edge of the knife.

          Big picture, Muldoon style, is we need a second rail route. Rail good for big industrial tonnes of primary product. Our goat track highways not built for epic tonnes.

          Dunedin council trying to build an inland port for timber at Mosgiel. This is corruption. Some knob bought land cheap and trying to manufacture himself a fortune.

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  23. Welfare: Just two timid targets from the National government

    The National Government has announced just two targets for the Ministry of Social Development. They are:

    – to reduce the number of people receiving Jobseeker Support by 50,000 to 140,000 by June 2029, and

    – (alongside HUD) to reduce the number of households in emergency housing by 75 percent, by June 2029 – this is fewer than 800 households in emergency housing.

    The first of these targets is incredibly timid and disappointing.

    A reduction of Jobseekers down to 140,000 by June 2029 is still more than there were in June 2019 (136,233).

    To put the target in context, in the year to January 2024, NZ added 133,800 net migrants. If just a third of these found work (assuming the balance are students or dependents of the primary migrant) that represents 44,600 extra jobs. In one year. How hard can it be to find a job if you really want and need one?

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/lindsay-mitchell-welfare-just-two-timid-targets-from-the-national-government?

    The government’s second target appears no less lacking in ambition. Emergency housing numbers have already been tracking down. Depicting them next to the 2029 target looks like this:
    Record numbers of new homes continue to be built and completed in Auckland, in spite of the recent downturn in building consents in the region.

    The latest figures from Auckland Council show 1583 new dwellings received Code Compliance Certificates (CCCs) during February, a record for the month of February, and up a whopping 36% compared to February last year.

    CCCs are issued when a building is completed and are therefore the best measure of new housing supply, while building consents are usually issued before construction starts and give an indication of likely future housing supply.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/127252/downturn-building-consents-yet-affect-supply-new-homes-auckland

    Kaianga Ora have plenty of houses. In the wrong bloody place it seems.

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