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  1. Morning it’s Saturday and supposedly wet but I cannot hear rain so had to get the lights on outside to see and YEP its wet.
    Off to a 70th today and it’s supposed to be outside, Maybe not. Have a great day what ever you are doing and be safe.

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  2. Nearly beat Lizzie this morning.
    I reckon that she sits in bed and fills first place while dreaming dog walking.

    Raining in the bay and bugger going to bed early. Does nothing for sleeping in.
    BUT I know there;s a nanny nap out there this afternoon somewhere..

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  3. On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence.

    One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,” said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

    Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate.

    Sure enough, he heard,”One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.” He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off.

    Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. “Come here quick,” said the boy, “you won’t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls.”

    The man said, “Beat it kid, can’t you see it’s hard for me to walk.” When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me…”

    One For You, One For Me

    The old man whispered, “Boy, you’ve been tellin’ the truth. Let’s see if we can see the Lord.” Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything.

    The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

    At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all. Now let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.”

    They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the boy on the bike.

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  4. ;Brian Tamaki To Protest Continuation Of Controversial Sexual Curriculum In Schools’
    (Courtesy of The Daily Examiner NZ)

    This will no doubt be of interest, especially as the NZMSM don’t seem inclined to write about it…

    https://www.thedailyexaminer.co.nz/brian-tamaki-to-protest-continuation-of-controversial-sexual-curriculum-in-schools/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2PC08OPxQ25vlAKc5xILOIFOfnAl67EVWbCMsytJ-YKyANZcr0WALCr8c_aem_Aeg4VWW5BsUK0BA9XZMowuzmx11LTamHYXdguFuV7asxFxlK5gIG5oiebca8LEyVwdHUtbYYaksv7J89Dj5EdHzr

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    • Thanks for the link Alice, that was a good read. I’m not up on all the yankee political figures that he describes, but much of his manifesto seem to make a lot of sense – especially the condemnation of crypticurrency as a massive ponzi scheme.

      I have thought this for a long time and the other day here on HYS I mentioned that I have photoshopped some fake ‘Bitcoin’ money to use a a joke. So far I have had some laughs and everybody I’ve played it on has seen the humour. The best one was when I presented it at the airport Travelex and asked for $A50,000. After an initial expression of surprise the girl immediately saw the joke and we played along, with her asking what denomination notes I required etc. 😅 And on another occasion the guy in the service station asked if I had any more coz he wanted to use it, so I gave him a couple! 👌

      Anyway, although I agree with the writer here that crypto is a ponzi scheme, I prefer to treat it as a joke rather than burning myself to death!

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      • A seriously dramatic and possibly fatal response to his frustration of his very deep beliefs not being “heard”. He clearly felt rejected and ostracised by his friends and family. What a desperate thing to do to ones self.

        Thanks to the US Constitution on freedom of speech we were able to read his thoughts.

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      • Must have been for your eyes only

        Hmm…this page doesn’t exist. Try searching for something else.

        The shut down continues into 𝕏?

        Would it have been Luxon Ardern-cally controlled by the “Christchurch Call” of geographic controls?
        They do now want New Zealanders to see & read manifestos in case of revolutions

        So those on VPN’s see it?

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    • Alice@0918

      For some of us, on reading that, certain events involving Buddhist monks in Saigon will have come to mind, with the irony being that all of these protests have been against the USA

      Nothing changes except the location of the protests,

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      • alwyn poole keeps referring to the “top 12” and says if they dont go then any other changes are futile.

        honestly i dont know why the fuck the govt is pussy footing around with these job cuts, surely youd cut the heads off the snakes in every department first, get in new leaders with zero allegience to any current staff and get them to make the job cuts needed.
        i imagine the top folk will be looking after themselves and their mates first and foremost and not actually slashing the right jobs/people, infact if theyre labour aligned theyre more then likely to cut the roles that will make it backfire and make the govt look bad/fail.

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        • Thats why they belong to the Public Service Commission. You poiss in my pocket and I will piss in yours.
          They should do away with that outfit and make the CEO’s of the various outfits responsible for their own HR.

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  5. New Thames pool will cost at least $36.5m
    Al Williams
    Thames Centennial Pool, located on a sacred burial ground will close, and four alternative options have been tabled – the most expensive costing up to $77 million.

    Thames-Coromandel District Council has decided to remove the pool facilities and return the land to Ngāti Maru after it was acknowledged in 2006 that the site had the presence of urupa.
    Thames Centennial Pool, located on a sacred burial ground will close, and four alternative options have been tabled – the most expensive costing up to $77 million.

    Thames-Coromandel District Council has decided to remove the pool facilities and return the land to Ngāti Maru after it was acknowledged in 2006 that the site had the presence of urupa.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/thames-pool-options-tabled-cost-estimates-between-550k-and-77m/

    Looks like dead bodies will rise again. wonder of it will be the third coming of the maori christ?

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    • If they’re going to do ‘touchy-feely’ classes at schools this should be included in it.

      Girls could continue to say “oh nothing” when boys ask them “what’s wrong” & the boys could learn to reply with “fuck this shit, I’m going to the pub!” 🙂

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  6. Hmmmm, this doesn’t pass the sniff test. Methinks Ms Verrall is telling porkies in a bid to stir shit.

    Hospitals are being blocked from appointing doctors to vacant roles as Health New Zealand-Te Whatu Ora chiefs have called for a nationwide hiring freeze this week, Labour health spokesperson Ayesha Verrall says.

    That included roles that were so close to being filled that candidates had completed their interviews.

    “Te Whatu Ora are turning doctors and nurses away from jobs. Managers have been told that all vacant positions are being reviewed and potentially cut,” Verrall said.

    Asked to respond to Verrall’s comments, Health New Zealand chief executive Margie Apa said in a statement that the organisation needed to manage its cost pressures.

    “What we’re doing at the moment is reminding our people of some of the things we need to do to ensure we live within our means.

    “We are not taking resources from the frontline. We are absolutely committed to putting more into our frontline and that’s what we have been doing,” Apa said.”

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    • as per my comment on one of the above posts, the labour aligned scum in charge of cost cutting and layoffs will be doing so in a way to inflict damage on the govt and make them look bad.
      if verrals claims are correct then the muppet who made that call should hand in their resignation asap, they know damn well what this govt want and mean by their cuts and layofffs and anything else they do is fucking treasonous and should be dealt to as such.

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  7. Oh dear!

    From https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/12/alcohol-related-ed-presentations-increasing-among-older-kiwis/ a new study reveals that:

    ……”“Our findings are in line with other research showing that over one-third of older New Zealanders are drinking at levels which may result in harm. This is concerning, as people in this age group are more likely to have additional co-morbidities and the potential for medication interactions.””……..

    The gutter beckons.

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  8. Man convicted of terrorism hoax after sending ‘wife’s cooking’ to debt collectors

    A former company director threatened debt collectors with packages marked “biohazard” that turned out to be his wife’s cooking, a court heard.

    ‌Andrew Cowell, 55, who faced losing his house for non-payment of council tax, sparked a major security alert after he sent two hoax parcels containing a “noxious substance” to the offices of Rundles and Company in Leicestershire.

    When an office worker opened the first package, a “pale yellow liquid” spilled out on to her desk, Tameside magistrates’ court was told.

    An accompanying letter, in which Cowell described himself as ‘’hostile and very angry”, said: “Be careful when someone has nothing to lose. What is your address again?”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/man-convicted-of-terrorism-hoax-after-sending-wifes-cooking-to-debt-collectors/T2HK3WKELFBVFKSLAQPJ6DT4XE/

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  9. A highly synthetic opioid has been found in a fake diazepam tablet in Wellington and is possibly in circulation nationwide.

    New Zealand’s dangerous drug warning system High Alert says N-Desethyletonitazene has been detected.

    “There are concerns people who take this tablet believing it to be diazepam are at significant risk of harm, including death, even from a single tablet.”
    A typical dose of N-Desethyletonitazene is measured in micrograms making it much smaller than a dose of diazepam, which is measured in milligrams.

    “This means that a person taking this substance thinking it is diazepam may inadvertently take multiple doses of N-Desethyletonitazene, significantly increasing the risk of serious harm,” High Alert said.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n-desethyletonitazene-found-in-fake-diazepam-tablet-in-wellington/5FTDT57AYFEILGPOWOOLYZCI4E/

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  10. Biosecurity: Velvetleaf discoveries at Waikato farms a wake-up call for agricultural sector
    RNZ
    By Monique Steele
    One of the world’s most invasive weeds has been discovered on two Waikato maize farms, after decades of trying to control it.

    Velvetleaf can grow up to 2.5 metres tall, it has large, heart-shaped leaves with pointy tips and velvety hairs, and small, buttery yellow flowers.

    It originated from China and India and has been problematic in New Zealand’s arable crops in recent decades as it quickly outcompetes other plants for water and nutrients, hurting crop yields.

    Mature plants can have as many as 15,000 seeds that can remain viable in the soil for about 50 years.

    The latest farm finds were the first new detections in the region since 2019, during the last outbreak.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/biosecurity-velvetleaf-discoveries-at-waikato-farms-a-wake-up-call-for-agricultural-sector/ZAD7PTGCTRAZ3M2UQ6I4K7M3EM/

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  11. Poor form Luxon, we are broke and you do shit like this. WEF shill.

    Christopher Luxon
    @chrisluxonmp

    Yesterday in Manila, I announced a NZ$41 million contribution for a transformative emissions reduction initiative to accelerate retirement or repurposing of coal-fired power plants under the ADB-led Energy Transition Mechanism.

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  12. Brian Tamaki
    @BrianTamakiNZ
    Parents…when is enough going to be enough?
    😲⚡️ The below will shock you!!!

    With the government set to release their updated position on Puberty Blockers in NZ any day now…Oranga Tamariki have confirmed via OIA that they are ready to start visiting parents for “emotional well-being” checks, when parents are resisting the gender transition of their kids.

    OT states ““There may be times where a situation involving a rangatahi [young person] who is actively considering or is in the process of transitioning is facing resistance from whānau that may be having an impact on their safety and wellbeing.”

    https://twitter.com/BrianTamakiNZ/status/1781580511846264862

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