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    • And a good morning to you too ma’am.

      No rain predicted for the Waikato today, so we’re once more in DROUGHT conditions (At least according to NIWA).

      Despite that (And luxflake’s ongoing ineptitude) I hope that you (And indeed all the readership) have a great day too.

      DLTBGYD

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    • ClA plonkers running a colour revolution in NZ setting the people against each other. Useful idiots those radicals wanting to return to their stone age nirvana. How do they think that’ll work out with their work shy, aggressive “leaders”…

      Morning, and a bright and cheerful one it is too. Sun is streaming in but it’s bloody chilly.
      Have a great day while we still can!

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  1. naaska last night was telling us we needed more public housing. Well we have got some.
    compare the artist impression with the actual.

    Rotorua homes at Malfroy and Ranolf shock residents
    Rotorua residents shocked to see what looked like steel “container homes” on a Kāinga Ora development.

    One says the area now looks like a “trailer park” and another fears for future tenants’ quality of life.

    But Kāinga Ora says the imported modules are not containers and will become stylish and modern homes once finished, complying with all New Zealand standards including full insulation.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/kainga-oras-container-like-rotorua-homes-at-malfroy-and-ranolf-shock-residents/PCQ7D2JPZZG2HNQLXTHCWCVGSQ/

    containers that are not containers.
    The inside walls are not steel unfortunately.

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    • what a whinger that woman is, living in a state house for 10 fucking years and complains about scum neighbours and a new build thats only partial built looking like a trailer park.
      get a fucking job and your own fucking house you ungrateful POS, also when you see normal houses partial built do you go to media and tell them it looks like a tornado damaged building or just a skeleton of a house?

      time we stop housing these ungrateful cnuts, they whinge if theyre under a bridge or in a car and seem to whinge more once you give them a house to live… seems beggars are now choosers, fuck them all

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      • I’ve been watching some KO homes go up lately and they’re pretty bloody flash. Said to Mrs Saggy as we drove by that something is really fucked up – plenty of first home buyers would love a place like that. They scrimp and save for years and still can’t afford it, while some losers on the bene get handed the keys. And those flash houses, instead of being some young couples’ pride and joy, are going to get trashed.

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      • Thank you IAASB, I was going to write similar about that dreadful whinger, that woman, what an absolute ungrateful bitch. She wouldn’t have a home without the tax payer of New Zealand. Possibly the steel won’t last but will it be before it gets done over, kicked out by the feral bastards that will live there?

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      • She doesn’t want her name published because she’s applying for jobs but doesn’t mind her mug being on the telly?
        Fiordland was so private that her possessions were regularly stolen by the neighbours?
        What kind of jobs is the whinger applying for?
        Village idiot?

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    • The comments of local residents of surrounding complex areas are interesting – one would think if down and you get a hand up there is some sort of thanks and even perhaps a desire to work ones way upwards and out.

      “She said she lived in a Kāinga Ora home in Fordlands for more than 10 years and was surrounded by gang members. She said her home had rats and cockroaches and her possessions – including cars, televisions and lawnmowers – were often stolen.
      While she was grateful for the new home at the Ranolf St and Malfroy Rd site since moving there in December, she said she preferred living in Fordlands because it was more private.”

      Apparently not – the photograph in the article would give doubt as to whether she has ever worked.

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  2. An American-Indian walks into a saloon with a shotgun in one hand and a 10-litre bucket of manure in the other:

    The Indian says to the bartender, “Me want Lager!”

    The bartender says, “Sure, Chief, coming right up.” He then serves the Indian a tall glass of Tennents Lager. The Indian drinks it down in one gulp, picks up the bucket, throws the manure into the air and blasts it with the shotgun. He then walks out.

    Five days later, the Indian returns:

    He has his shotgun in one hand and another bucket of manure in the other.He struts up to the bar and tells the bartender:

    “Me want beer!”
    The bartender says, “Whoa there Chief, we’re still cleaning up from the last time you were here… What was that all about anyway?” he asked.

    The Indian explained, “Me training for job as politician. Drink beer, shoot the shit, disappear for a few days come back and see if somebody else has cleaned up the mess me left behind…..”

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    • its racist to deny them their criminal way of life bro.
      i forget the stats but a while back there was a breakdown on how many convictions thoseon 1 2 and 3 strikes had and its eye opening. you dont get 3 strikes by jay walking or stealing a trolley load of groceries ffs, if scribbles and co want maori outve prisons then they should work on stopping their brown crime waves and becoming hard working law abiding citizens instead of giving them cuddles and gaslighting them its all racisms fault.

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      • David Garrett had all the figures at hand. I don’t recall how many convictions the average striker had but your average run of the mill crim had seventy three convictions before they first saw the inside of a prison.

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    • Quite often it would also be maori who suffer from those crimes that are committed.
      So for them where is justice?

      For all the goody 2 shoes protestations, I doubt that this is any where near the old 3 strikes, legislation, & that included where a Judges used the work around of being “manifestly unfair”.
      That needed to be tightened up.,

      Also the crime of patting some one’s back side, that is so often raised;– deserves immediately, the strongest grasp of the buttocks to a pincer movement for the longest time, as was done to that prison warden.

      The application of a strike to be done on a crime where the sentence was over 2 years, will make the most popular sentence, from discounts, cultural perspectives, poverty, etc., will only be 23 months.

      This is the old Claytons 3 strikes, when they are not having one, all done by Lite National, & it seems even ACT has become weak-kneed.

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  3. Thomas Cranmer
    @CranmerWrites
    In December last year the Human Rights Commission attracted some criticism when it appointed Julia Whaipooti as a “shared leader” to work alongside Meg de Ronde who was the other “shared leader/Chief Executive”.

    At the time the Commission described this as “part of the Commission’s commitment to fostering a treaty-based partnership”. It described this as an “innovative leadership model”.

    De Ronde said “If we can shift the discourse and the understanding of what this looks like for a Crown entity, then I think it’s really important and powerful in terms of how we envision Aotearoa in the future.”

    Criticism from politicians at the time focused on the cost of hiring another “shared leader/CE” – something that the Commission rebutted by pointing out that they had previously had a deputy CE which they had disestablished to fund this new role. But is there a more fundamental problem with this appointment?

    The Human Rights Act sets out that the General Manager of the Commission is the chief executive of the Commission for the purposes of the Crown Entities Act, and indeed the Commission is an independent Crown Entity under that Act.

    The Crown Entities Act describes that its purpose is to “provide a consistent framework for the establishment, governance and operation of crown entities and to clarify their accountability relationships ..”

    But neither the Human Rights Act nor the Crown Entities Act contemplate having more than one chief executive, and certainly not multiple chief executives operating on a “shared leadership” basis. Neither Act permits or contemplates “innovative leadership models”.

    And insofar as Treaty obligations are concerned, the only requirement set out in the Human Rights Act is “to promote by research, education and discussion a better understanding of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi and their relationship with domestic and international law.”

    https://twitter.com/CranmerWrites/status/1782525579461575164

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  4. I went to an interesting talk last night about the closing of the refinery. A couple of guys have done a “deep dive” into the issue and written an extensive report on their findings. ( I have only skimmed it so far, but it looks very good)

    It can be found on https://operationgoodoil.co.nz

    It criticizes the Board of the owners, Channel Infrastructure, saying they gave shareholders insufficient and inaccurate information on which to base their vote to close. They spend quite a lot of time on the Climate Change issue because that is where the politics is (just like wiseowl’s comment above about the Reserve Bank). They have shown that the closure has increased emissions substantially with significant increase in ships required to deliver the refined product. So they blow that argument out the back door. ( They actually had people monitoring the shipping movements over a year).

    Apparently the refining business worldwide goes in an approximate 10year cycle. Channel Infrastructure decided to close down at the bottom of the cycle and at the time when Covid lockdown’s etc. had big negative effects on the business.

    I learnt quite a bit about the refinery last night. We have been lead to believe it was obsolete or becoming obsolete in operational terms. It actually has been one of the top 10 refineries in the world up until they decided to close –that is, in terms of quality of product they produced compared to others. They were one of the leaders in producing high quality avgas — some international airlines deliberately landed in Auckland low on gas so they could fill up on the good stuff. The massive US Antarctica planes put big bladders in their holds to fill up with NZ avgas on their return flight to the US, so they had plenty of the good stuff for their next flights (where ever that was to be)

    Two of them have become “activist” shareholders and are standing for directors positions at the AGM next week —will they get anywhere, I do not know but at least they doing something and not just protesting and mouthing off.

    The bottom line is these guys reckon the refinery could be rebuilt , even if it is to limited part of it’s original capacity, at cost that would allow it to be viable.

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    • Sky News is good covering these bs energy issues almost nightly , especially the wind farms springing up all over the show.
      Last week one commentator mentioned that Australia used to have 8 refineries and now they only have two.
      There was a definite move to have fewer refineries in the world but that idea may be backfiring.

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    • says
      It criticizes the Board of the owners, Channel Infrastructure, saying they gave shareholders insufficient and inaccurate information
      ———————–

      If the Directors do NOT act in the best interest of the shareholders- whom they represent, and who elected them to represent their interests, then there is a clear breach of Fiduciary relationship.

      However, in the NZ we live in that is purely academic.
      This has occurred so many times over the years – eg. the XXXcorps of the 1980s and Brierley under paul fkg collins in the 1990s – with assistance from lawyer pasty Reddy .

      Asking the useless pricks at the companies office (part of the failed MBIE) to do their job is like pissing into a thunderstorm.

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  5. LOL $2500 to $1.35. Now that’s a way not to invest…

    https://joannenova.com.au/2024/04/another-day-on-the-road-to-green-energy-ruin-and-the-posterchild-of-green-manufacturing-collapsess/

    “Only one year ago the Prime Minister of Australia was raving about them, and using Tritium as the posterchild to sell his new $15 billion “National Reconstruction Fund” to “build sovereign capability”.

    During his visit, the Prime Minister said, “This is my third visit to Tritium. Every time I come back, I hear about more revenue, more jobs being created, and more countries where Australia is exporting to. This is a great success story here and I congratulate everyone at Tritium for their achievements.”

    Wonder what he would say now? Twat.

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  6. Pegged correctly. Wishy washy NN would make a good leader of Labour elite.

    Christopher Luxon reacts to ACT saying Prime Minister ‘styles himself as an elite’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2024/04/christopher-luxon-reacts-to-act-saying-prime-minister-styles-himself-as-an-elite.html

    The ACT Party’s free press newsletter, sent on Monday evening, discussed political leadership and populism.

    In the newsletter, ACT called Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins a “career bureaucrat and former student politician whose word cloud prominently features the word ‘weak'”.

    It also hit out at NZ First leader and fellow Coalition partner Winston Peters as having more time in at the centre of Government than any other current politician, adding he “becomes much more erudite once elected”.

    As for Luxon, it said: “The other Chris, Luxon, has styled himself as an elite, advertising his credentials as a former corporate CEO. ”

    “… No, I’m actually here focused on making sure I deliver for New Zealanders and that’s what I’m very passionate about, that’s what I wake up doing every single day.”

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  7. Massive protest in Japan against WHO pandemic treaty. We must not cede our rights, freedom, and sovereignty to distant medical authorities, especially when they are so heavily influenced by for-profit pharmaceutical companies.
    Globalist madness will end only when nations withdraw from international groups and treaties.
    Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media, both in Japan and abroad, did not report on the massive turnout in opposition to the WHO and globalist companies last weekend. According to speakers like Chikatsu Hayashi, another anti-WHO demonstration is scheduled to be held in Tokyo in May 2024.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/thousands-of-protesters-rally-in-tokyo-against-proposed-who-pandemic-treaty/?utm_source=digest-freedom-2024-04-22&utm_medium=email

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  8. I wonder how much it cost to work this out… Fucking MORONS

    From the Tax Payers Union

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) took 18 long months of umming and ahing to come to the bold conclusion that a water tank on a Kāinga Ora development did not – in fact – present a fire risk.

    Peter Hird, MBIE’s Principle Advisor eventually made an official determination that:

    “[It is] very unlikely a fire could occur in the tank given that the plastic tank would contain water and air”

    No …. Sherlock!

    Remember too that these are the same people who are desperately trying to justify their own bureaucrats. I mean, without them, how would we know water tanks are ‘very unlikely’ to burst into flames?

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    • Thats not quite true. Depends on how far from a fire the tank is. I had a pile of pallets that I wanted to get rid of. Stacked them up in a corner, about 10 m from 6 30,000 plastic water tanks. Lit them and watched the big overflow pipe of the first tank melt. The tank was showing slight melting on the side. Burnt the battens on the fence in the process.

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    • and yet,
      still hundred$ of million$ of ratepayer dollar$ lined up to pay for a few scabby old buildings that should be deep sixed.

      while the sewer is liberated into the streets.
      Actually that part is not so bad since they vote Gween, there !!
      They will blend in well.

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  9. Barry Young’s trial has been put back to April 2025.
    I would call that a win to Barry because they obviously have not got a good case against him. If they did, the trial would have gone ahead today.
    The longer they delay the worse it gets for the Government, because more information is coming out daily overseas.

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  10. Another covid death.//

    A primary school teacher stabbed her cheating boyfriend in the neck in “a chilling domestic execution” before telling friends she had tested positive for Covid so she could bury his body, a court heard.

    Fiona Beal, 50, lured her boyfriend into the bedroom for sex then stabbed him in the neck when he was tied to the bed on November 1, 2021, the Old Bailey has heard.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1891162/primary-school-teacher-murder-trial

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