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  1. Ask the Aussies if the climate changes.

    Drought to fires to floods all in one season.

    Its a nice day in the bay.

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  2. Greens push for most powerful Labour laws as Government negotiates on fair pay agreements.
    Green Party workplace relations spokesperson Jan Logie says the party will be pushing for the strongest fair pay agreement measures as the Government negotiates among themselves.
    Work place relations Minister Iain Lee’s Galloway is now negotiating the final design of the bargaining regime with NZ First and the Greens and business representatives have concerns of the Government findings.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/119360655/greens-push-for-most-powerful-labour-law-as-government-negotiates-on-fair-pay-agreements
    You can’t trust this Minister with anything he does and you only have to look at Immigration and the absolute cock up with the Chec drug smuggler Karel Sroubek that he gave residency to relise how out of his depth he is .

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    • We are going to end up with industry wide contracts, negotiated by 10% or 1000 people if Logie gets her way. Both Treasury and the OECD warn against what Logie is trying to do. And she still persists.

      Ideology over fact for the Green nutter.

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      • This would be very bad for NZ if it went through.
        People like Jan Logie have way too much influence .

        I blame the business people who said their condifence level had gone up over the last few months, this just gives the left more encouragement.
        If Business conficidence was still falling like a rock, they would not do anything!

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        • The virus is a game changer and as the world tips into recession that will make 2008 look like the good old days NZ will not be immune.

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        • I disagree. Falling business confidence would not deter Communists – they would be proceeding anyway as all business would become property of the State in the long run.

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  3. New Zealand pork farmers say it’s not fair some imported pork is being left out of an upcoming law change that will require the country of origin to be written on certain foods.

    NZ Pork disgruntled with upcoming food regulation changes
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nz-pork-disgruntled-upcoming-food-regulation-changes?auto=6130920837001

    NZ Pork says the majority of imported pork comes from countries which allow farming practices that are illegal here.

    “We shouldn’t allow anything that doesn’t meet our high standards to ride on our coat-tails to use a good name,” says Helen Andrews, director of NZ Pork.

    Consumer New Zealand chief executive Sue Chetwin says food labels can be confusing for shoppers.

    “I think that the food producers have swayed the Government into having this very limited country of origin labelling and I just think that it’s unfortunate there are loopholes like this.”

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      • Globalism!

        I just want to be able to know where my food comes from so I can choose for myself. I want to buy NZ pork not some inferior product from a 3rd world abattoir.

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          • I think that is the point WG was making digggy. How would you Know the difference? What seller would give up the chance of buying imported cheap pork and sell it at a lower price than the “NZ sourced ” Pork at a higher price? Have you seen two different prices for pork in the same supermarket?

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          • I’m happy to pay a bit extra for good quality food. I do that now.

            I don’t understand how NZ can import food that under trade agreements can be processed under lower food regulations than NZ has to comply with. Are trade officials taking the piss? Globalism v food safety requirements! We need Trump to sort this crap out for us.

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        • Same here.

          We recently picked up some pork fillet from Pak n Save in a separate freezer. It was $11 a kg or around there, about $3 a kg cheaper than the other pork fillets at Pak n Save and $2 a kg cheaper than our local Asian supermarket’s butcher.

          Knowing where it had come from would have probably explained that discrepancy. It doesn’t seem right to me either that our food producers have certain standards they need to meet, which increases their cost of doing business but then we can import from any foreign shithole that has no rules and undercut local enterprise.

          We either have a common standard that all imports / local produce need to adhere to, or we remove our standards and make them voluntary so the market can decide what they want.

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          • Add to that is the fact that our producers have to geo tag everything, our works and our transport and paddocks and building must meet standards that are imposed from oversea’s but we don’t impose those same standards on the people we buy from.
            Seriously screwed by the sellers.

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          • NZ imports about 60% of the pork we consume & the bulk of it comes from Canada. The reason is simple……..cost. The Prairies are grain & cereal country & with a conversion of 2.5kg feed to 1kg pig it’s cheaper to freight the meat.

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            • Watch how that equation changes when a Minister controls the emission budget thanks to the Zero Carbon bill that so many of our politicians signed up for. Not parliament, not a working group, not any of the mechanisms we have to democratically decide things. A bloody Minister can change the levers of cost on a whole industry.

              ACT was the only party to vote against that mess. Even National voted for it, although they said they would make changes to it.

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              • Thats what pisses me off about national. If they had any balls why vote for it in the first place. Do what ACT do and oppose it from day one, then bring in your own laws when you are in power.

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                • It’s the conflict between pragmatism and principles. Like drawing the line between “pet” and “food”; each party has to draw their own line as to how far they’re willing to compromise their principles to get something done.

                  I love the way ACT is doing it, because I agree with their principles. But maybe zero carbon is now a National Party principle?

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  4. How can you run a poll between the Ratana Church Festivities and Waitangi Day and say it is fair for our Political Parties as the Prime Mister is the major attraction.
    Jenna Lynch say the poll on National with NZFirst voters wanting the two Parties to work together by Newshub- Reid Research poll was taken between Jan 23 – Feb 1st well that was leading into Waitangi stand Maori were already having organisms over Jacinda and how much money she would pay them for her support and Winston disgraceful show on Simon Bridges his over comments that he will not work or do any deal with Winston leading into the 2020 General Election and could not trust NZ First or Winston Peters wasn’t there for voters to see the hate Winston spews.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/national-new-zealand-first-voters-want-parties-to-work-together-newshub-reid-research-poll-shows.html
    Winston Peters is a leech and with our one eyed politically corrupt medias help is fighting to stop the voter ending his political career in shame.

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      • Its a patronising way to try to secure identification with the audience and this morning was followed with plenty of phrases starting with “Well Mike, we can agree on …” to diffuse the fact that MH challenged her on a number of her mis-statements.
        You cocked up managing the measles outbreak – W can agree that deaths from measles is very sad.
        It amazes me that anyone is still fooled by SLG.

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  5. Just listened to Cindy on Hosking. Has she always done that bloody annoying vocal fry thing, or has she got Coronovirus? Wouldn’t be surprising; they’re asking NZ’ers returning from China to self-isolate, but don’t expect the 1000’s of Chinese tourists to. What’s the point? NZ family fleeing China are shocked on arriving in NZ to find they’re not even screened. You’d think after Ardern, Clark and Genter were complicit in exporting measles to the Pacific where many died, they’d be more careful.

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    • It would hardly surprise me if the United Nations had told Comrade Ardern to do nothing to stop the Wuhan flu reaching our shores. After all it kills mostly the elderly and the very young neither of whom are a demographic that typically votes communist…ooops, I mean Labour.

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      • Has anyone seen even 1 case where someone who is not of Chinese or Han descent has caught this flu? Or is that just me being “raycisss”

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          • The only ones I have seen are either Chinese “Americans” and New Zealand “Citizens” who have tested positive.
            I do not believe (reading between the lines because to report this would be racist) it is virulent to Europeans yet.

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    • The “vocal fry thing” is usually present for MHs 7.30am interviews and always reminds me of a person who has just woken and but hasn’t got out of bed yet.

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    • Comrade Ardern’s propaganda book is front and centre at my local Whitcoulls. (Where one person had covered them with George Orwell’s 1984 a few weeks back..)
      It doesn’t seem to sell particularly well…But Whitcoulls are good little Comrades and will continue to push it

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      • In my local book store Cindys book is now on the counter near the till. The store owner has done this as he was tired of uncovering Cindys books that were initially away from the counter. He did comment that sales of the book were very slow.

        Look for bargain bin prices soon.

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      • Last week there were none on display at Warehouse Timaru – there had been as had done the turn around previously.
        It disappointed me as there was a book there called Lies Lies Lies – I was going to put here book in between two copies of the Lies book.

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  6. Socialist Cindy seems a little snarly this morning. 😯

    Newshub poll: PM says Northland deal ‘not on the cards’ as NZ First slips in poll
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/newshub-poll-pm-says-northland-deal-not-on-the-cards-as-nz-first-slips-in-poll.html

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is adamant Labour won’t be cutting a deal with NZ First in Northland if Winston Peters’ party needs a boost to cross the 5-percent threshold.

    “Also it does a bit of a disservice to New Zealand First to claim that it’s just a question of what Labour would do with them. They haven’t asked. They haven’t tended to operate on that basis either – so no that’s not something that’s on the cards, that’s not something that New Zealand First has sought.”

    The Prime Minister said the Newshub-Reid Research poll differed from Labour’s internal polling, particularly in regards to support for NZ First.

    “Our’s certainly doesn’t have New Zealand First where this one does.”

    Ardern also said she was confident NZ First would get enough party votes to make it into Parliament on their own steam.

    “I haven’t seen them move under the threshold really for quite some time.”

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  7. One thing the corona virus has shown me, is that while cheap goods from China are good for consumers, having most disposable medical equipment made there means that in the event of a global epidemic where a whole continet is closed off, we are completely fucked as there is no inbuilt redundancy in the case of situations like this. We need to have factories all over the world that produce the likes of face masks and rubber gloves, syringes so that we’re able to source critical medical equipment in the case of emergency.
    In my opinion this shows up the fallacy of a “no borders” utopia. IF (or when) this disease gets more serious, most countries will run out of medical supplies in mere weeks, if not days. and not be able to restock because these supplies come from – China.

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    • Worse, it’s regional. There are manufacturing centers across South East Asia where the cost of labour and manufacturing is lower, but they’re generally connected to China in some manner. So something that hits China and spreads doesn’t give us a form of geo-redundancy at the same price point or scale.

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  8. Sir Bob Jones is sueing Renae Maihi for defemation.
    He wants no money and just his court, lawyer fees back.
    She has been crowd funding it and got 21thou.
    Judge only trial!

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    • Sir Bob won’t mind banking the $$ of all those mindless twats who gave to crown funding to support this stupid woman.

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  9. After serving his prison sentence will he be deported back to Samoa?

    Trial for New Zealand’s first slavery and human trafficking case underway in Napier
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/02/trial-for-new-zealand-s-first-slavery-and-human-trafficking-case-underway-in-napier.html

    Samoan national Joseph Matamata, 64, also known as Viliamu Samu, is facing a total of 24 charges in relation to bringing 13 people from Samoa to New Zealand for horticultural work across Hawke’s Bay.

    Each slavery charge carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison while the human trafficking charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison or a $500,000 fine.

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  10. Mrs went to Dunedin yesterday for the Queen gig.
    The guy at the car hire told her since the Chinese have stopped coming their insurance claims have dropped 22%.

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  11. Winston Peters interviewed by Mike Hosking re police complaint.

    Peters on why he wants a police complaint made over ‘malicious campaigns’
    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/winston-peters-on-why-he-wants-new-zealand-first-president-to-make-a-police-complaint/

    “What we’re not going to do is standby while malicious campaigns involving theft, which is a criminal act, on disclosure which was not entitled to be in the public domain.”

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  12. Electoral Commission finds donations to NZ First Foundation ‘should have been treated as party donations’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/electoral-commission-finds-donations-to-nz-first-foundation-should-have-been-treated-as-party-donations.html

    The Electoral Commission has determined that donations to the New Zealand First Foundation “should have been treated as party donations”.

    The Electoral Commission has referred the matter to the police.

    Based on the information available, we have formed the view that the NZ First Foundation has received donations which should have been treated as party donations for the NZ First Party. The donations were not properly transmitted to the Party and not disclosed as required by the Electoral Act 1993.

    These matters have therefore been referred to the New Zealand Police, which have the necessary powers to investigate the knowledge and intent of those involved in fundraising, donating, and reporting donations.

    As these matters are now with the Police, the Electoral Commission will not be commenting further.

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  13. I left Wellington for a few days to visit New Zealand. I was poking around Lake Ferry region of the Wairarapa coast. Absolutely stunning. Never seen so much good farmland either.

    To think civilization exists so close to the toxic ant farm of Wellington. The place needs the same treatment they gave Dresden. Except Wellington richly deserves it. Looking at the misery of the people here, it would be a kindness.

    Firebomb Welly 2020

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      • I don’t know if he’s a supporter?
        But he’s been supported by labour with all of his building leases!
        250 working groups and support people are paying very nicely, thanks!
        Laughing all the way to the bank!

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    • “I’m learning a recipe about a new way to cut carrots is why we’re at court. What a bloody stupid question,” he snapped back.

      That’s hilarious. He’s right, it was a stupid question the reporter asked him. More serious is that Bob is taking to court a woke virtue signaller who chose to attack Bob Jones for his sense of humour and his free speech because she didn’t like what he said. She needs to learn, along with others who don’t respect freedom of speech that you can’t defame anyone for having a sense of humour you don’t appreciate.

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  14. NZ First Foundation donations refered to Police.
    NZ First will face a Police investigation over failing to declare donations after complaints were made regarding donations to the NZ First Foundation.
    “Based on information available we have formed the view that the NZ First Foundation have recieved donations that should have been treated as party donations for the NZ First Party”.
    A Electoral Commission spokesman said this afternoon.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307347
    Sounds like Winston has got a lot of questions to answer.

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    • That will teach him to diverge from the dear leaders utterances in public.

      Notice how anyone who questions Ardern develops problems with the government “authorities”?

      This is the same in all authoritarian regimes.

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      • Yeah, it is. In this case though isn’t that a big risk for her as losing NZF at this stage means the collapse of the coalition? Or do you think she is secure enough in the numbers that she can deal to a snap election?

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        • Winston should release the secret 35 page addendum to the COL agreement that Socialist Cindy wanted kept locked away from the public view. That’d teach her not to play fast and loose with NZ First.
          Lol!! 😉

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        • She would be taking a big risk.
          NZF voters will mostly vote for National, Act or NZF.
          The Greens are very close to only5%.
          There was the NewsHub poll that said that more people wanted to see Simon Bridges as Pm, rather than Ardern.
          I dont believe that the gap between Natoinal and Labour is as close as the TV3 poll says.

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      • I wrote “Like the Pledge Card” but then had a rethink. And a second re-think.

        Jacinda Ardern has a coalition partner referred to the police and then has them exonerated. She could have managed this through her propaganda arm, but instead appears to be doing the “right thing” and can loudly claim that NZF are now innocent once her military wing finds him not guilty.

        Like the Pledge Card.

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  15. Oops, looks like RNZ announced this without Socialist Cindy’s tick of approval.

    Jacinda Ardern on RNZ Concert changes: ‘We don’t have to lose one for the other’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/jacinda-ardern-on-rnz-concert-changes-we-don-t-have-to-lose-one-for-the-other.html

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is “frustrated” that RNZ pushed ahead with announcing proposed changes to its Concert radio station.

    Jacinda Ardern told Morning Report the government had asked for time to find an alternative.

    “I understand that RNZ has obligations to all New Zealanders, and it is their view that they are not catering for one sector. But it is my view as arts minister that one does not need to come at the cost of another.

    “My frustration here is that I see this beyond a programming decision and into a structural decision.”

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    • More likely socialist Cindy has been advised to back away from her luvvies’ plans.

      Jacinda does not have a good handle on how the Wellington lefties think and socialise…. they are public servants who follow the high arts…, not her Shallow Auckland DJ- set.

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      • “high arts”

        You mean pretentious crap they pretend to appreciate in order to demonstrate their imaginary superiority over others and to fit into their chosen social clique?

        Good observation though.

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        • There are probably a few classical music buffs amongst the listeners but the majority of the audience are about ready to fall off the perch. Most of those who pretend to listen exclusively to Concert radio are wankers & poseurs of the highest order who drink muck out of a cup on windblown Wellington footpaths & vote Green.

          If you disagree have a scan of https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/02/12_staff_to_run_concert_fm_is_ridiculous.html#comments

          The usual knowalls have created an artform from gross masturbation! 🙂

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          • Splendid comments. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope for NZ 😊

            Yeah I like some classical and opera. But only been to an actual concert once, while in Europe. I couldn’t tolerate doing it in Wellington. Maybe if they played in some rural town I might attend as long as I saw lines of muddy gumboots outside.

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            • I read somewhere your comment on the Wairarapa farming scene. If you want a small reminder of what a rural pub was like before insane blood alcohol legislation & harsh policing call into the Whakataki Hotel near Castlepoint in the off season.

              It’s frequented by local cockies & cray fishermen. Lines of muddy boots lined up at the front door. (the deckies on the crayboats get to wear their white gumboots in the bar).

              Good people, good tucker & the accomodation’s okay too.

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              • Good tip nasska 👍

                Funny thing at Lake Ferry is most of the people were pitch black. As in darkest Africa. No idea why and didn’t ask.

                So much for “racist” small towns.

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        • Indeed I do..

          but of course, I am just the daughter of a dunny cleaner… so don’t know nuffin’ about ballet, opera, music, wine, art, film theory, ‘cept whats I like.

          (but I can pick a winner at the gee gees every now & again….and once I would have cleaned up most on a billards/snooker table)

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          • You’re not a pretender Maggy. It must be so exhausting for all those Wellington luuvies continuously living a lie just to impress other luuvies.

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            • I have produced an Arts graduate tho’… so have endured a few classical recitals/visits to odd art installations, etc in her company.. of course, I exact revenge and drag her up mountains or into gardens as a quid-pro-quo.

              The youngest got into drama/ performance art at primary school…and all through secondary…. I turned up to one “Arts splash” performance (all wellington schools) once and informed her afterwards, that I was willing to take her and collect her from rehearsals, but she would never see me sitting in the audience ever again.

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        • My sister studied “fine arts” here in New Zealand. I recall one of the graduating students sat in a bathtub filled with entrails reading poetry as his final year project.

          I’m too simple to even want to understand that level of “art”.

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          • ……” sat in a bathtub filled with entrails reading poetry as his final year project”……

            The mind boggles! He’s probably a teacher now as that’s about the only thing you can do with a worthless arts degree.

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            • nasska, you would have been happy to sort him out with sheep entrails to wallow in from the offal pit when you were killing a sheep for dog tucker. 😜

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                • In head first preferably! 😜
                  Those arty types wouldn’t last five minutes shearing a ewe let alone slaughtering one.

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    • Nope m, they did their job , it was another captains call by Cindy , and she is trying to back down cause Uncle Helen doesn’t like it

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  16. Amazing how Jacinda’s portfolios can be interpreted as to hold sway, we have this and we already have ‘the Stonefield’s saga.’

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    • On the one hand Socialist Cindy wants to save all the poor children, and on the other hand she feels funding the arty farty set’s entertainment is a priority of he highest order. It’s a weird hypocritical world some live in! 🤔 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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  17. I have been listening to Leighton Smith’s latest podcast which includes an interview with Chris Trotter. Part way through Leighton mentions the possibility of a few rural electorates setting up a “farmers” party to win those electorates. Trotter immediately said this would be an error for the right and it would fall apart

    This caused the penny to drop for me. Under the stupid MMP system what needs to happen, to get rid of the current Government, is for National to “fore go” several electorates BUT maintain it’s party vote. Not the other way around.

    Before Xmas I said that many of the party votes for National are wasted because they get so many electorates and so when the list seats are divided up they get very few in comparison to Labour. So party voting an alternative centre right party would help. I see now that is WRONG.

    It will be interesting to see if this possible “farmers”party goes any where. Maybe a few rural National MPs should “volunteer” to stand for the party –less disruption for all !!

    PS. Chris Trotter thinks the Govt. will be returned because NZF will still be there via a win in Northland.

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    • “Chris Trotter thinks the Govt. will be returned because NZF will still be there via a win in Northland.”

      Not now Chris after the fiasco today..?

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    • ……”a few rural electorates setting up a “farmers” party to win those electorates”……

      Wouldn’t work. Farmers are generally conservative & they’ve got used to voting National. Most of us have farmed through floods, droughts, low prices, flystrike & Labour governments.

      The Wairarapa is the ultimate example. Alastair Scott would be the greatest carpetbagging plonker who’s ever worn a blue rosette yet even he could only lower the National majority by a few thousand.

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      • I understand what you are saying Nasska re farmers being conservative but if it was explained to them that the only way to get National back under the MMP system is for a few (say 5) rock solid rural National seats to all give their electorate vote to this party,which would be like the Nationals in Australia, and they still give their party vote to National then it should work. I’m talking of seats with big National majorities to make sure it works.

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        • I’m all for developing the Right’s share of the vote. It’s just that I don’t think a farmers party would fly.

          The latest figures I have to hand are over ten years old & they suggest that there are about 61000 farms (pastoral, dairy & horticultural) in NZ. The average electorate yields about 40000 voters.

          The numbers don’t stack up.

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          • Does not have to be a purely farmers party –just strong rural electorates. You could call the party anything –eg. Rural NZ party.

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    • So long as it’s not FPP or MMP I’d be interested. MMP has given us the mess we have now & I never wish to see NZ revisited by the arrogance of MPs of either stripe we endured under FPP.

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      • We need a global farmers strike. Let the woke urban arseholes starve for a month.

        What people don’t get – is that farming is what provided the means to develop cities and the associated advances in technology. The alternative is the hunter gatherer society, not known to be big on sophistication as they need to constantly search for a feed.

        Yet it’s the height of fashion to shit on farmers and other producers.

        When I look at Wellington I begin to think Pol Pot was too soft on them. I pledge not to make the same mistake he did when I’m in power.

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        • “Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most
          important labour of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”

          ― Daniel Webster

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          • It’s true nasska and is repeated across all human societies. No exceptions.

            Some of the anti rural/farmer shit, coming out of fake intellectuals, is horrific and ignorant.

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            • UC Berkeley instructor calls rural Americans ‘bad people’ who deserve ‘uncomfortable’ lives.

              A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter to shame “rural Americans” and those who aren’t “pro-city.”

              “I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans,” Kernion wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions…and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”

              Kernion started going after rural citizens, saying they should have higher health care, pay more in taxes and be forced to live an “uncomfortable” life for rejecting “efficient” city life, Campus Reform reported.”I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans,” Kernion wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions…and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”

              Kernion started going after rural citizens, saying they should have higher health care, pay more in taxes and be forced to live an “uncomfortable” life for rejecting “efficient” city life, Campus Reform reported.

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  18. This RNZ concert fiasco is fake news.

    One of Arderns first jobs was to give, on the sly, about 50 million to RNZ to promote her.

    They are doing this to justify further bribes and make it look like Ardern is preserving culture. There is no way they will do anything without the dear leaders nod.

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  19. Kiwi who left man with brain damage in Australia to be deported back to NZ
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwi-left-man-brain-damage-in-australia-deported-back-nz

    A New Zealand tourist whose drunken attack left a stranger in a coma with traumatic brain injuries will be deported and never allowed to return to Australia.

    But he returned and struck Mr McNeilly with his forearm.

    Mr McNeilly was placed in a coma and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as a result of the head injury.
    Without medical intervention the attack would have been fatal.

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    • “Amerika Robert Uili”

      Nothing against coconuts generally, but booze is not their friend. Further aggravated by the fact they are often big units.

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  20. Nasty lefties strike again. Abuse of Act was heard as windows of the restaurant used by the Act Party last week.

    Auckland restaurant vandalised twice since ACT leader’s Waitangi Day speech
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-restaurant-vandalised-twice-since-act-leaders-waitangi-day-speech?auto=6131151797001

    An Auckland restaurant has had its windows smashed in two attacks since it hosted an ACT Party function on Waitangi Day – and its owner believes the attacks were politically motivated.

    Mr Cho said a neighbour told him that “about four o’clock in the morning he heard someone yelling out, ‘F*** ACT Party, f*** David Seymour!'”

    Mr Seymour said there is “no place for violence or vandalism in New Zealand politics” and Mr Cho “certainly doesn’t deserve to be caught in the crossfire”.

    “I understand these losers have left a bit more evidence than they realise and I would like to debate them on the issues outside Auckland Central Station,” Mr Seymour said.

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    • I should have refreshed before posting a duplicate. Lets hope they catch the gutless wanker.

      Of course, it’ll be a card carrying member of pardy of positividy, so no guesses as to how much interest the police will show…

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      • Bet the vandals don’t take up David’s offer to debate him on “the issues outside Auckland Central Station.”
        Bloody cowards.

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        • I had the same thought. Then realised he means Auckland Central Police Station, not Train Station. They may not have much choice 🙂

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    • Imagine the onslaught of media outrage if this were directed at Labour after Ardern spoke. It would be global news about the far right.

      I’m sure Labours police are onto of course…

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  21. Are you aware????????

    Just finally, a quick note that people should be aware that as of 1st March, Inland Revenue will no longer accept cheques for payment of taxes.

    Now the last time I looked cheques were still legal tender under the Bills of Exchange Act. And yes, cheques might be greatly inconvenient for Inland Revenue, but it is a government agency and a substantial proportion of its ‘customers’ (as it likes to call them), are elderly or either don’t actually make extensive use of, or are uncomfortable, using online payments.

    So, I think the arbitrary withdrawal of cheques is something that should never have been allowed to happen. It’s discriminatory. Although I can see Inland Revenue’s point of view, if we are all now customers and as we all know the customer is always right, then if customers want to pay by cheque that should be good enough.

    Well, that’s it for The Week in Tax. I’m Terry Baucher and you can find this podcast on my website,

    Cheques are still legal tender BUT IRD will throw them in a drawer and then charge you interest.

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    • The implementation of a cashless society is well underway.
      The real threat is banks , or, their controllers, (Govt) can stop your account for expressing views that don’t align with their views.
      In a nutshell, 100% control.
      Socialism is nice like that.

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    • My 89 year old dad is distressed at the thought that cheques will no longer be accepted. My parents live in Tauranga while family are in other cities. They cannot always manage to get to the bank easily and do not use on-line banking. It is thoughtless and shortsighted to stop elderly having the ability to mail cheques for payment. Is it legal to refuse to accept a cheque for payment?

      Cheques still allowed at big banks
      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/389432/cheques-still-allowed-at-big-banks

      The big banks will continue to honour cheques, even though the largest New Zealand-owned bank is scrapping the service.

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    • The only way you can get into contact with IRD these days is to not pay them.
      PROTIP This is a good way to bring up grievances and the race of camels the employee originated from

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  22. Boochani syndrome?

    German newspaper admits most boat migrants are fake refugees

    “Contrary to popular belief, the majority of those arriving in Italy are not refugees. The main countries of origin for boat migrants in January were Algeria, Ivory Coast, and Bangladesh according to the Italian Ministry of the Interior,” Leubecher wrote.

    Once these migrants reach Europe, close to 95 percent of their asylum applications are rejected since there are no conflicts in any of these countries. Despite having their asylum claims rejected and being issued deportation orders, most of these migrants simply remain in Europe illegally.

    https://voiceofeurope.com/2020/02/german-newspaper-admits-most-boat-migrants-are-fake-refugees/

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    • I just wish the Italians and Germans would grow some balls
      And tow every boat back to Libya.
      And fly the assulym rejects and rapists back to any desert of their choice.
      Letting them stay in Europe jusy encourages others to try their luck
      Long Live Hungary, Long Live Poland, Long Live Slovakia, and Myanmar and now India.

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  23. FBI Director Christopher Wray just admitted that the FISA Warrants and Survailence of my campaign were illegal. So was the Fake Dossier. THEREFORE, THE WHOLE SCAM INVESTIGATION, THE MUELLER REPORT AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THREE YEARS, WAS A FIXED HOAX. WHO PAYS THE PRICE?……..This is the biggest political crime in American History, by far. SIMPLY PUT, THE PARTY IN POWER ILLEGALLY SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE ELECTION, IN ORDER TO CHANGE OR NULLIFY THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. IT CONTINUED ON WITH THE IMPEACHMENT HOAX. Terrible!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1226594751132114945

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  24. If ACT can successfully position itself to the right of National, and reel in all disgruntled NZ First voters, theres no reason that Seymour cant get 7% of the vote. Chew on that boffins.
    Probably a dream scenario

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    • There’s a small problem with that. ACT isn’t to the right of National. On most definitions of “right wing” the only overlap is with government non-interference in economic matters. They’re not socially conservative, they’re not in favour of structured hierarchies, etc. Maybe you have them confused with New Conservatives?

      I think ACT is a classical liberal party who stands for freedom. It’s that simple to me. They’re neither right nor left wing.

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    • Hire Colin Craig as the publicist or whoever he hired. We could do with some American style debates Get some free speech happening and see who agrees with it. Flood the media

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      • Colin Craig? The chap that’s been in and out of the courts for all manners of things, throwing money at his legal problems and so on? That Colin Craig?

        I’d rather put the bishop in charge of the boys changing rooms than have him or his publicist near ACT, thanks.

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  25. From an article on the FOX news website a few years back:

    “Explosives and a marijuana farm were discovered at a Southern California home doubling as a child day care center after a man blew off his hand while mixing homemade explosives, authorities said on Thursday.”

    You can say what you like about Americans…..they can certainly teach us Kiwis a thing or two about multi-tasking.

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  26. The coronavirus has reportedly reached the place health experts feared most. And authorities are doing everything they can to cover it up.

    According to South Korean media reports, the virus has spread to North Korea through illegal trading across the border.

    “Several suspected coronavirus infections have occurred in North Korea even though it shut all its borders,” wrote Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s biggest-selling newspaper. “The infections most likely spread through porous parts of the border with China that see plenty of smuggling and other clandestine traffic.”

    It noted the suspected cases occurred among those who “engaged in smuggling between the North and China”.
    https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/the-coronavirus-has-reportedly-spread-to-north-korea-which-is-unprepared-for-an-outbreak/news-story/3d89f7bbe4d1f542b20b9162b6df4852?fbclid=IwAR1zUjcytlXM6nkQLy_Fp-6zdJ33ClXD07HF_ubEs1OyremnU57l9iqvljc

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  27. Parliament is sitting tomorrow. When Newshub asked if she trusted Peters, she wouldn’t say “yes” or “no” instead replying, “We have an excellent working relationship”.

    Ardern was asked three times but never once said yes she trusts him.

    I hope if she shows up tomorrow that she is pressed to answer. If she will not say she trust Peters then he should be stood down.

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    • A colleague travelling from Sydney last night said even the trains were stopped as the tracks had flooded. That is a lot of water.

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