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  1. What’s next for Ihumatoa after Maori King Tuheitia though he had found the to the land occupation but it appears Winston Peters won’t budge.We must assume any deal done by this Government needs the nod from NZ First after getting past a fairly Conservative Labour Party.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/119110214/what-next-for-ihumtao-grand-hopes-still-a-dream-at-this-historic-site
    We have more of the same from a very weak Prime Minister that is great at making promises but gutless at keeping them with the media just prepared to cover up her bull shit and lies when it is there job to give out the true facts of the deal and the money that is involved so the public can judge our Prime Ministers honesty.

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  2. For years it has been said by NZ First and Labour that National always forgets and neglects Regional NZ, so now Labours and the Coalition’s have unveiled there 12 billion dollar infrastructure plan will Regional NZ follow Taranaki move to criticize this Government over there large spends to the big cities and forget about regional NZ.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/119126952/governments-12-billion-investment-into-infrastructure-forgets-regional-new-zealand
    Justine Gilliland Chief Executive of the region’s Economic development agency said the package seems to have forgotten regional NZ.

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    • No. You want to take drugs, then pay your money and take your chances. Drug testing is legitimising illegal activity. I was surprised to see this poll running at 70% in favour.
      On a happier note, yesterday’s preferred prime minister poll is still up, and closed with Bridges on top 52-48. Be interesting to see what this result looks like in the next official poll. Anyway Cindy will be pissed.

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      • Don’t know what I did there but I was replying to another post (about drug screening at festivals (which I can’t even see anymore). My day can only get better!

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    • Two reasons spring to mind:
      – booze bus is shutting you down, whereas drug testing is giving you the all clear
      – alcohol is legal

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    • You do realise that the drug testing is testing the drug, not the user, right? They test the drug and if it’s not going to actually kill you, they give it back to you and send you on your way.

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      • Yes thank you. I understand drug testing.
        In both cases they’ve clocked your identity and noted your proclivity.
        With the booze bus you are sent on your way as an innocent (but marked) citizen, with drug testing they know you are a criminal by virtue of your possessing illicit substances, pat you on the head and let you go to commit crime safely.
        Did I pass?

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  3. Brexit tomorrow!

    While Farage was beaming, his compatriot Jude Kirton-Darling, a socialist member of the Parliament, held back tears.

    “It’s probably the saddest day of my life so far. Brexit is something that attacks the very foundation of our identity,” said Kirton-Darling, who plans to stay in Brussels with her Belgian husband.

    That woman has no idea.
    “foudation of our identity” is probably the very reason that most Britons wanted to leave.
    Did Britain have a two thousands year history full of third world immigrants?
    Did Britain fight two world wars so that Europe could be invavded again?
    Are people walking round in letter boxes “our identity”?

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  4. Former democratic van drew walked away from the Dems as he no longer recognised their policies of “sanctuary cities” and “open borders” so jumped ship to become a republican and carry on as congressman for South Jesery. President Trump agreed to speak at a rally.

    New Jersey Trump Rally: Thousands Turn Out to See President | NBC New York
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr1NKmBRkwk
    A rally in deep blue New Jersey to fire up supporters and back a newly minted Republican ally.

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  5. A Political donations Powderkeg : On SFO Criminal Charges and the National Party.
    The announcement by the Serious Fraud Office that it has filed charges against four people ” In relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate Account” generated a fair bit of heat but not that much light.
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/29-01-2020/a-political-donations-powderkeg-on-sfo-criminal-charges-and-the-national-party/
    As much as the people writing these articles exonerate Simon Bridges and the National Party Treasurer they still want to crucify the National Party every chance they get.

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    • Socialist Cindy brings a graph to show Duncan (after Shamabeel)

      Jacinda Ardern denies stealing National’s roading policies
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/01/jacinda-ardern-denies-stealing-national-s-roading-policies.html

      Jacinda Ardern has rejected accusations of stealing National’s policies after announcing a $5.3 billion investment in roads.

      Many of the roading plans in Wednesday’s infrastructure announcement were first proposed when National was in power, such as the Melling interchange near Lower Hutt.

      “After two-and-a-half years Jacinda Ardern’s Government has realised it has no infrastructure ideas of its own that it can deliver on, so it has copied the plans I put in place when I was Transport Minister,” National leader Simon Bridges said.

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      • So Simon time to congratulate ardern for realizing the mistake she made in 2017 in cancelling Nationals road programme and admitting her mistake – time in the name of a factual & honest election to admit the other several hundred mistakes!

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      • She needed the graph and to wave her hands because she could not remembr the fgures or explain it another way

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    • Barely Soper was on the wireless after 5 , he said to his young girly that he had done some digging , and JLR is one of the people charged , question is , who is the other 3 , we all know that Slater , Lusk and Peters were working with him to undermined Bridges and the Nats , if the SFO have found information they have undermined a political party they may well be in the shit

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      • I would think if this was not true it would be defamatory. I would be pretty sure this would be true.

        This will be a big plus for National. He could be stopped from participating in Parliament.

        If Soper’s statement was in violation of a suppression order it could be very interesting.

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          • Gazza, It came down very quick. That means it was either defamatory or there was a suppression order. I think National should quickly find out which. If it was a suppression order then they should challenge it urgently.

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        • I tried to get it on playback. Soper was on just after 4:45 pm. That one section would not load. I suspect there may be a suppression order. It is just a guess.

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  6. BREAKING NEWS

    A Serious Fraud Office investigator whose gender is unknown and preferred to remain anoymous has spoken to our reporter on condition that we continue to support the government in this and other matters.

    The investigator revealed that the office is trialling a new scheme of chasing people who donate money, rather than in the past when only people who steal money were investigated.

    “Investigation purely of theft and fraud is such an outdated concept in today’s postmodern intersectionalist and inclusive society” he they said. “We looked at the figures and found a startling disparity in opportunity between those who had stolen stuff and those who had been given stuff. Quite frankly, this appalled us and we have therefore decided to offer everybody equality of outcome by prosecuting people and organisations for being given money. It’s only fair.”

    When asked by our reporter if this new policy would be applied to governments which receive money and give nothing in return, our contact said “That’s for our working group to decide. Don’t be smart sunshine. All will be revealed when we decide you should know.”

    http://www.newsscrub.org.nz/scruff_news

    ENDS

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  7. English priviliged white man hates on brown man because of religion

    I’m super pleased that the madness of left-wing cancel culture hasn’t succeeded in ending the career of Israel Folau because of intolerance of his religious views (he should convert to Islam and he’d get a pass for every contract breach the way that SBW does).

    However gay alt-right white supremacists league players in the UK are picking up where the ARFU left off and continuing the racist and religious persecution of Israel Folau expressing “anger” that Folau has been recruited by Catalan for the new Super League comp. Oh well – these religiously intolerant white supremacists are “angry” – that must the same kind of “anger” that the nazis had for the jews about their religious views too. Or maybe it’s the same kind of anger as Democrat white supremacists had when Rosa Parks wanted to sit wherever she wanted on that fateful bus.

    Looks like the UK rugby league competition is going to fail the way that the NFL is failing in the US – they forgot the golden rule “Don’t go woke, you’ll go broke”. Sports fans don’t give a fuck about wokeness. It turns them off – especially when it’s clearly racist and clearly anti-Christian. Rugby League is predominantly in the north of England – the same North of England that gave a great big “Fuck Off” to Jeremy Corbyn’s lunatic woke ideas.

    Well done Folau, score a bunch of tries against those nazis and make a packet for Catalan.

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  8. LOL, why doesn’t Socialist Cindy just roll out the unicorns and rainbows. They are about as likely in an election campaign as Winston Peters being fair or “sportsman like”. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    Mark Richardson’s warning for Jacinda Ardern: Don’t expect sportsmanship in the election campaign
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/01/mark-richardson-s-warning-for-jacinda-ardern-don-t-expect-sportsmanship-in-the-election-campaign.html

    The Prime Minister was asked on The AM Show on Thursday if she expected a “dirty” election campaign.
    “Not from our side,” she told host Duncan Garner. “I can’t predict how others will behave.”

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  9. “The Prime Minister was asked on The AM Show on Thursday if she expected a “dirty” election campaign.
    “Not from our side,” she told host Duncan Garner. “I can’t predict how others will behave.” ”

    That should be saved by everyone. I am sure we will need it for ammunition many times over the next few months.

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  10. We are governed by our consent.
    Then there is “engineering consent” and updated to “manufacturing consent”.

    Part of the yellow vest campaign.
    this is the neoliberal hell created by macron: police beating firefighters on the streets, while the entire western press ignores it
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1222399567947272193
    32 seconds of mayhem.

    Just what is the state’s power, with the swamp of academia, educations systems, judiciary, media, & politicians, driving all into collectivism.

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  11. Labour are runnig a clean campaign for this election! Yer right, tui for you!
    Annouce the election one day, Cindy sends out a begging letter for money an hour afterwards,
    Next day four National members, had up for election fraud,
    Annouce that the two news groups can merge, so all jurnos are running scared be cause of the looming redunacies, so they are only pumping out puff pieces. Bet they will not be allowed to merge before the election! Oh no, they might print the truth befor they get chopped, labours pr spin dept will be overstaffed till the election and then be weeded out as well!
    Why would continue training to be a jurno with no chance of a job. Leave today and go and get any in another field. Because it an’t going to get any better for you, because the redundant jurno will be after after yours!

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    • We are going to see new levels of fake news and censorship this election.

      The media will be making up fake crises for the dear leader to solve and to justify her authoritarian policies. There will be a stream of hit pieces on opposition parties.

      Ardern is already abusing the powers of the police, SOF and others, to target dissidents.

      If that evil malicious bitch gets back in, this country is done for. We will become a failed divided authoritarian state.

      People still dont see how dangerous she really is.

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      • People still dont see how dangerous she really is

        A number of people here do. What do you propose we do about it?

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        • I’m not sure either, Kea. But since the election date has been announced, you’ve seen the upsurge in news and how the media are already campaigning on behalf of Ardern. It’s become more strident. I believe firmly in the strength of such propaganda in shaping and forming a national perspective. People are susceptible to it.

          Never give up, never surrender. But I fear this election will be Arderns and that we’ll see New Zealand turn even further into the dark side.

          What then? Yellow vests?

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    • Take note , Not one Nat MP , member or staffer has been charged , this is something different , the donations were still legal and that is not a crime , Barry Soper said tonight on radio after 5 , that he did some digging and JLR is one of the charged , point is , who are the other 3 , we know Slater Lusk and Peters were working with the scum JLR to under mine the Nats , so interesting times coming up

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  12. And here in NZ the government in other ways are seeking to gain even more control, though they feel some of it slipping from their grasp.

    The BBC is struggling to connect with many British people – especially those from poorer socio-economic backgrounds, and – even more so – those under 35.

    The licence fee, which accounts for around 75% of the BBC’s revenue, is under unprecedented political and structural pressure.

    These three facts have driven the changes announced today.

    The first made pain inevitable; the second has determined the nature of the cuts announced; the third means the audience the BBC has in mind when making these changes isn’t just licence fee payers – it’s the inhabitants of 10 Downing Street.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51271168

    They are now aware of the sword of Damocles, and the consent of the governed, the levy payers. 🙂
    But is it too late & too little.
    Probably their control, collectivism drive, smearing, hiding & changing news, will bring the “coup de grâce” much more closer. 🙂
    Just note how Mid England swept out Labour.

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    • The new plan of the BBC,,, yeah right.
      Just look at that graphic “virtuous” circle.

      1/ Any editorial graphic where “original journalism” is in the bottom corner is a recipe for News becoming an announcement board for business, the monarchy and the state…
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      2/ At the BBC, since the early 2000s, managers have progressively imposed centralised control on programme editors and individual journalists. The unspoken reason is so that the ideological frame can be set by a few senior managers…
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      3/ They got rid of packages on Today, wrestled Panorama under their control, reduced Newsnight’s editorial independence, and finally subordinated the Ten to a centralised “Newsgathering” operation… that’s while I was still there…

      https://twitter.com/paulmasonnews/status/1222544705986220033

      He makes a total of 10 points.

      Is this the ‘blue print’ our state are setting things up in amalgamation of radio, tv, and possibly print?

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  13. Does anyone else reckon Paula Bennett makes a better and more believeable front person for the Nat’s than Simon?

    Govt better at announcements than ‘actually building stuff’, Paula Bennett argues

    National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett says she’s not convinced the Government will pull through on its whopping multibillion dollar infrastructure announcement.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-better-announcements-than-actually-building-stuff-paula-bennett-argues?auto=6127899799001

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  14. I figured I’d torment my fellow YSB’ers. This weekend past I tried my second brisket in the smoker. Up at 6am to prepare the meat, onto the fire around 7am and dinner at 7pm. It was a long cook, one of those lazy long ones where you have minions fetching beer and you sit in the shade, watching things cook and reading your favourite books.

    It came out pretty alright, I reckon!

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  15. This from a E Mail I received from newsroom Pro at 11am this morning. Grant Robertson and Phil Twyford have confirmed to newsroom yesterday that Labour is considering allowing NZTA to borrow in it’s own right outside of Government core debt limits similar to the way Kainga Ora has borrowed $ 7 billion and that could free up a second term Labour-NZ First- Green Government to invest more heavily in Rail ,Busses and Roads.

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    • Thanks happychappy,
      Some more details, and background here.
      So will this be in a “prefu”, and what does Treasury know about this?, or rather, are they able or allowed to calculate this in?

      …. increase Kāinga Ora’s borrowing limit under its own name to $7.1 billion from January 1 this year. ……
      …. not yet clear whether this extra $2.5 billion in borrowing this calendar year and the overall $4 billion increase is part of the yet-to-be-detailed $12 billion infrastructure spending package ……

      https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/01/20/991131/kinga-oras-borrowing-limit-lifted-by-4b

      Would a Ardern also have a nice graphic of “virtuous circles” that she can wave about?

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  16. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peter’s must be worried about whether his Party will survive after the 2020 General Election, as he has finally come out to spur the efforts to move Auckland Ports to Northport with a $40 million cheque incentive for the Government out of the PGF. Shane Jones said the Government would purchase land close to Northport to secure a rail Corridor for potential further development.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12304576
    Peters wants a legacy and will do every thing possible to keep his dream and Political Party alive.

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    • Kea, hadn’t you noticed I have been telling yopu all to read this book.
      Then you can understand the society of classes that is Maori and their various entitlements.

      Its a bloody good read.

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    • Not much has changed. We’re still slaves, paying off treaty settlements and selective racism.

      However, what does it mean to have a book red-stickered? Is it like having a pink sticker put on a car? Or is it one our Communist government has decided to burn?

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  17. With friends like this who needs enemies?:

    “If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the World’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s god’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”

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    • So if there is not a great rush for them. They may go to social housing, so that’s a reason not to buy because you may have the gang next door, wether you want them or not

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    • This is why the EU communist dictators want an army under their command. It’s to subjugate and destroy any country who tries to leave and take over more countries to build their empire.

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    • That’s telling them Nigel. The sour faced EU member at the end telling Farage to put his flags away was a perfect portrayal of the EU’s totalitarianism. The power has gone to the EU’s heads.

      Go Britain! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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    • Y gurl.
      The real problem with using plastic is that, it doesn’t bind well with anything.
      I wonder if Sage understands that bitumen and plastic come from the same resource?
      I say we make roads from pasty skin Greenies and politicians who lie.
      We could call it the propaganda highway.
      We would attract a heap of tourists, especially if they are encouraged to do burn outs.

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  18. Public submissions called for as emergency services’ ability to track cellphones set to be expanded

    Emergency services are seeking to expand their ability to locate at-risk people through their phones and other devices.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/public-submissions-called-emergency-services-ability-track-cellphones-set-expanded

    Edwards said it would save lives and reduce costs by helping emergency services locate missing people including those suffering from dementia.

    The extensions would allow the active collection and sharing of the location of any device in the possession of a person at risk for example, a person lost in a national park, kidnapped, or having indicated an intention to harm themselves or others.

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    • ….”Public submissions called for as emergency services’ ability to track cellphones set to be expanded”……

      AKA the first step of a softening up process which will allow Big Brother to keep a track of the plebs.

      If they’re going to do it I’d appreciate a modicum of honesty from our masters. Perhaps they could learn how by watching re runs of The Prisoner, that prophetic 1967 TV series starring Patrick McGoohan as Number Six.

      After all if we’re to be recaptured or destroyed if we attempt escape I’d prefer that they utilised a giant floppy tit than the Armed Offenders Squad !

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    • There is already software you can elect to install that will accomplish this. I share my location with Mama Bear so when I go for a ride, she can check and see I am still moving. It gives her some comfort particularly when I’m away for days at a time. And, conversely, if I want to know when to start cooking dinner, I can check if she’s on her way home yet or still at a client. That way I don’t call her to interrupt her. It’s simple to setup, it’s opt-in for the two of us and we both appreciate the connection it’s given us.

      The government has no business being in that space.

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    • 4,300 people in the UK doing what?
      Censoring?
      Meanwhile Al Jazeera seems be growing and adding correpsondents in nearly every country.
      Very sad, I used to really enjoy BBC World, now its like a womens magazine run by George Soros.

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      • Al Jazeera used to be good. Now it’s the same unbalanced extreme left identity politics as all the other msm

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        • Dear Al Jazeera,
          I was very disappointed with your sneaky underhandedness, when advertising your channel.
          You have nothing to do with the jazz era.
          Secondly, are you a distant relative of mine?

          Yours,
          Bill Jazeera

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  19. Tennessee State Rep Submits Bill To Officially Categorize CNN, WaPo As ‘Fake News’

    The bill’s text cites several instances where The Washington Post and CNN have drawn a “line between Trump opponents and Trump supporters” by asserting without evidence or definition that Trump’s supporters are “cultists,” such as when a CNN guest “suggested that Trump supporters belong to a cult and that our president is using mind control.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/29/micah-van-huss-cnn-wapo-fake-news-tennessee/

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  20. Second complaint shot down by our media party. I’m escalating.

    I write in response to your formal complaint regarding the following article:

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/407097/far-right-activist-s-house-raided-over-suspectedillegal-
    firearm

    which was published on our website on January 11. Your complaint has been referred to me for
    investigation and reply. Your complaint has been processed as a possible breach of the Accuracy,
    Fairness and Balance, and Comment and Fact principles and a decision has been reached.
    The term “far right” is one that has been used a number of times to describe Mr de Boer previously.
    Given his published views on topics such as immigration, it is a reasonable editorial judgement to
    use the term “far right” to describe him. RNZ stands by this description. For these reasons, your
    complaint was not upheld.

    You have a right, if you wish to exercise it, to refer this decision for review to the New Zealand Media
    Council, at http://www.mediacouncil.org.nz. You must do so within 10 working days, otherwise the
    Council may not accept your referral.

    It remains for me to thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and for your giving us the
    opportunity to address your concerns.

    Mr George Bignell of RNZ is wrong, I believe.

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    • And the response to them. I don’t have much on this one unfortunately, but let’s punt it.

      Dear Media Council,

      I lodged a complaint with RNZ.co.nz regarding the description of a conservative, right-wing individual as “far-right”, a term closely connected to “alt-right” and, by virtue of media association, white supremacy. I believe this headline is inaccurate and given the nature of the article represents a real threat to freedom of speech in our democracy.
      Dieuwe de Boer is a self-confessed conservative and right-wing voter.
      In the media reports and online material on him that I have been able to find, he describes himself as such and his views are in-line with a conservative, right-wing viewpoint as I understand matters. Holding anti-immigration views does not qualify one as “far-right”, otherwise I would expect all articles referencing Winston Peters to describe him as “far-right” as well.
      The only media describing Mr de Boer as “far-right” comes from RNZ.co.nz; linked below:
      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/407097/far-right-activist-s-house-raided-over-suspected-illegal-firearm
      https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018692368/new-alt-right-political-groups-hiding-in-plain-sight-investigation
      There is a wide spectrum of voters on the right-wing. To characterise somebody who holds right-wing views as “far-right” sets a dangerous precedent for shutting down what is half of our populations’ political views. For balance, we never see articles describing some of the views espoused even by Members of Parliament as far-left, Communist or associated with the likes of Mao, Stalin and Tarrant even though those viewpoints are shared and held as members of the far-left.
      Moreover, this creates a dangerous scenario where inaccurate reporting like this threatens a free New Zealanders’ life, livelihood and liberty. He has already been targeted by the police after making a submission on law changes, a normal action in a free democracy. To further try and smear him inaccurately as a white supremacist is a slur that should not be allowed to stand in a country that prides itself on fairness, equality and allowing people the freedom to express their views.
      I sincerely hope you will take the time to review this and to have this corrected.

      Regards,

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      • Good on you Pascal. Dieuwe de Boer is a social conservative & a religious nut but he is no more dangerous to Kiwis & the way of life we enjoy than his opponents.

        The Fourth Estate have lost their way. Their purpose is to inform…….not brainwash.

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  21. Alright, and on the use of Aotearoa as a name; this is what I’m going to the media council with.

    Dear Media Council,

    I lodged a complaint with Stuff.co.nz regarding the use of Aotearoa in the URL and title of the referenced online article, describing an earthquake in New Zealand. I believe this article is inaccurate for the following reasons:

    1. The legal name of our country is New Zealand. This is captured in both our declaration of independence and the Treaty of Waitangi, the foundational documents of our democracy.

    It is what international visitors, family and friends overseas and many New Zealanders will know our country as. In something as risky as an earthquake, particularly given the recent volcanic eruption on White Island and the aftereffects of the Christchurch Earthquakes, using the accurate name in a factual article headline is crucial.
    Not everyone will know the colloquialism of Aotearoa and this may place people at risk or cause needless panic.

    2. Aotearoa is not the original, te reo Māori name for New Zealand.

    It was popularised by European writers such as William Pember Reeves and Stephenson Percy Smith and likely derived from the name of the great explorer Kupe’s canoe or his daughters’ exclamation of “He ao, he ao” when she first saw the North island. In fact, Aotearoa was used to describe only the North Island – not the entirety of our great nation.

    The accurate, te reo Māori name is Niu Tireni, which is again captured in our nations’ founding documents and the one name the newly unified tribes of New Zealand agreed on.

    3. I hear and understand Janine Fenwick’s contention that it is a sop to te reo Māori; to show a hint of respect for our history and background and the language te reo Māori.

    However, I would contend that a pidgin approach to it, by sprinkling te reo Māori in an occasional headline or using it only for hello and goodbye is disrespectful to our own, unique language and that Stuff.co.nz would be far better showing their respect by publishing their articles in multiple languages.

    4. If Aotearoa is to enter the public consciousness as an official name for our country, it should be done formally through a process such as the flag referendum. It should not be a Stuff.co.nz decision to change a name by stealth by misrepresenting our nation and its proud history from all the tribes that now call it home.

    I hope you can investigate this and hope for a resolution in terms of accurately representing our country.

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  22. The level of pollution in the world today is becoming intolerable.

    Only the other day I opened a can of sardines to find it was full of oil & all the fish were dead.

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    • I’m always surprised at this. New Zealand is so small, we have no real borders – where do these stolen vehicles go? They have to go for WOF and have rego done, etc. so police should be picking up unlicensed / unwarranted vehicles. Do they just get chopped into parts and sold?

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      • We watched a British police programme. Their computers pick up uninsured/unregistered vehicles which are impounded until fines are paid and proof of insurance etc is produced. No ifs or buts. We should do that here. Many drive uninsured, unregistered, unwarranted and often unlicensed. It appears wayward drivers in NZ continue to break the road laws?

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        • So you want a police state like the disgusting Poms have built?

          Count me out. I’d rather civil war thanks.

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          • Not so funny when an uninsured driver damages a new expensive car in an accident then refuses to pay or makes no effort to pay. All the rest of us insured drivers are paying higher insurance premiums. So yes, there are times there needs to be enforcement to keep the low-life and useless from taking advantage of everyone else.

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        • ……”Many drive uninsured, unregistered, unwarranted and often unlicensed”……

          Yes but a high percentage of those vehicles are used as transportation by the special people who as we all know are largely exempt from the colonisation expressed in the Road Code.

          You can’t have warriors deprived of their waka!

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  23. Birds eye view. I do hope nobody takes violent action against albatross to stop them transmitting data.

    New Zealand is using its own fleet of albatross spies to look for illegal fishing

    Data collected from albatrosses carrying sensors could be used to search for illegal fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-zealand-using-its-own-fleet-albatross-spies-look-illegal-fishing

    “The majority of radar detections received were within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and as part of our analysis we will check these against reported fishing activity in the same locations.”

    A spokesperson confirmed that a report into whether the birds found any illegal fishing is due to be completed next month.

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  24. BREAKING NEWS
    New Zealand to charter flight to help citizens leave Wuhan

    The aircraft will have capacity for around 300 passengers and will fly from Wuhan to New Zealand, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said in a statement.
    “We are pleased to be have been able to offer this assistance to New Zealanders in a challenging situation,” Peters said.

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/New-Zealand-to-charter-flight-to-help-citizens-leave-Wuhan-615915

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      • A real swamp dweller. He’s a slimy expletive.
        Between him and the ‘Empress who wears no make up’ we are looking down the barrel.

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        • Aussie charging them 1 thou for the flight, spend 14 days at Christmas island, not sure if paying rent. Then drop them of in Perth to find their own way home!

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  25. Aussie charging them 1 thou for the flight, spend 14 days at Christmas island, not sure if paying rent. Then drop them of in Perth to find their own way home!

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