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  1. This pile of steaming crap from Simon Upton hasn’t aged well

    Remember just before Christmas when another one of John Key’s cataclysmically bad appointments – Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton – came out with his whiney little bitchfest about how awful Tourism is for NZ’s pristine environment.

    Well it looks like the tiny little pompous twat who brought us the Resource Management Act under the Bolger Labour Lite government – the largest handbrake on the country’s infrastructure ever – has managed to tempt providence on a global scale.

    Pontificating Mr Upton has got exactly what he wished for as it’s clear now New Zealand’s tourism export dollar golden goose is pretty much dead for 2020 (and possibly for much longer).

    Right now as we see tourism’s $41 billion vanishing up Mr Upton’s tightly puckered asshole – who gives a flying fuck about the impact on the environment. People are going to lose their jobs, families are going to go broke, mortgages are going to be defaulted on – but hey at least the grass is still fucking green.

    I thought at the time that it was a dumb as fuck whine and a real example of not seeing the wood for the trees.

    Now that tourism is totally gone – I hope he’s fucking happy.

    What I really want now is a Parliamentary Commissioner for the Economy – as it’s clear that the economy is in far more danger than our environment.

    Can all the environmentalists just shut their stupid fucking pieholes for a few years – surely the rest of us deserve a bit of a break from their non-stop idiocy. And can we send Simon Upton back to where he belongs in the OECD with the rest of the fucking globalist scum.

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    • D P , Its when you look back at these ex MPs and PMs years after they’ve left parliament you realise what absolutely useless C- – -Ts they were and as far as i can see not one of the arseholes down there at the moment will have a better legacy than all the shite that have already gone.
      That is the reason this Country goes from crisis to crisis and scandal to scandal endlessly,our entire system needs a revamp or we’ll just keep muddling along until we wake up one day and find ourselves surrounded by newly opened banana bending factories and social welfare offices.

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    • Dont forget the biggest earner, food growing, is also bad and should be banned. Farming and tourism. Who needs it.

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  2. Meanwhile in australia they have a cure. ready to go. already used and tested as safe, registered.
    Its a fair guess we have the answer here as well. But possibly the drugs are made in China.
    OH Shit.

    Coronavirus Australia: Queensland researchers find ‘cure’, want drug trial.
    A team of Australian researchers say they’ve found a cure for the novel coronavirus and hope to have patients enrolled in a nationwide trial by the end of the month.

    University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research director Professor David Paterson told news.com.au today they have seen two drugs used to treat other conditions wipe out the virus in test tubes.

    He said one of the medications, given to some of the first people to test positive for COVID-19 in Australia, had already resulted in “disappearance of the virus” and complete recovery from the infection.

    Prof Paterson, who is also an infectious disease physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, said it wasn’t a stretch to label the drugs “a treatment or a cure”.

    “It’s a potentially effective treatment,” he said.

    The drugs are both already registered and available in Australia.

    “What we want to do at the moment is a large clinical trial across Australia, looking at 50 hospitals, and what we’re going to compare is one drug, versus another drug, versus the combination of the two drugs,” Prof Paterson said.

    Given their history, researchers have a “long experience of them being very well tolerated” and there are no unexpected side effects.

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/health/coronavirus-australia-queensland-researchers-find-cure-want-drug-trial/news-story/93e7656da0cff4fc4d2c5e51706accb5?fbclid=IwAR3PoWLFrI42kgE3w_wYGLkU7ezub4m55xOBss-qNZbDU59iT2LV_iIgXo0

    Lets go guys. Stop fucking about and get it done even if it only works 50% its better than nothing.

    One of the two medications is a HIV drug, which has been superseded by “newer generation” HIV drugs, and the other is an anti-malaria drug called chloroquine which is rarely used and “kept on the shelf now” due to resistance to malaria.

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    • So the good old malaria cure from two centuries ago does the trick.
      Probably no patents to bother anyone either.
      Lets get it done
      in the
      Year of delivery.

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        • ED , what a pity the virus wasnt as simple as the “Day of the triffids” simply destroyed by salt water, only older YSBrs would understand that .LOL.

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          • War of the Worlds also ended with the demise of the aliens via what the world had to offer in bacterial load rather than anything the humans did.

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    • Viking: the drug Chloroquine – or full name Hydroxychloroquine is still used. It was found that it was also successful in treating the symptoms of Lupus.

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    • quick quick, your tin foil hat has fallen off.
      All I hear is bla bla bla nasty joo, bla bla bla, blame the joos, bla bla bla.

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      • So you dont hear the constant drone of anti muslim sentiment?

        Hard line jews were openly calling for the destruction of Iraq. It’s a fact. Same with Syria, Egypt and Libya. I read their stuff, published in Israeli media fool.

        I am against all religious persecution. So we will have to agree to disagree.

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          • Jackie, you may be delighted that the goyim societies are collapsing under the weight of your usary.

            But guess what history tells us they will do when that happens? Your ill gotten shekels won’t save you. 🤣

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  3. Ahh but will we be able to access it after the PTPM noddy frowney woman had a go at Scott Morrison. Maybe they say Fuck you NZ with your noddy for a pm and wino for a real pm. Though I have to ask where is he? This is too good an opportunity for him to have missed? I would laugh and laugh if he was overseas on one of his I am so f..king important junkets and had to be in quarantine Oh the joys. Keep safe out there you guys. you are my only source of news these days I can’t listen the radio or watch TVnews I am too old and it might damage my health.

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    • Yeah where is Winston? I assume he hasn’t succumbed to the plague. No self-respecting virus would take on that carcass as a host.

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    • Watching/listening to any NZ media at the moment should be a notifiable disease, It has been noted that a syndrome called Headless Chicken Mania will result. SWITCH IT OFF!

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      • Do you think that Whinestone is in isolation after been in close contact with Martin who got it of Mr Dutton?

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  4. Fear not fellow NZrs the Supreme leader Is going to address the Nation again today with her grim sternly face and assure us that “we are the toughest in the world”.
    Isn’t she fantastic against a tiny virus ,yet unable to address the racism and corruption of her number one support party and its two top pissheads Peters and Jones ,those two can do whatever the F- – K they like without any repercussions, but make a small post on social media and use the words Muslim or Nazi and you risk getting a visit from armed Plod.
    Life in NZ is so equal no matter what your status,,,,NOT.

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    • Notice that she keeps telling us that their actions demonstrate her government’s ability to act swiftly and decisively, and how big the financial package is going to be. This is all about politics for her, and getting reelected.

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      • Here is a prediction.
        As always they will re announce much of the spending that is already been announced.

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        • Viking ,yeah most of it years ago by the National party,this lot couldn’t come up with an idea that would be carried through to implantation if their lives depended on it.

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  5. Fascism! It’s coming! DPF wants to suspend democracy

    The rapid descent into totalitarianism is set to accelerate, Farrar loses his mind and suggests we don’t hold an election this year.

    Not surprisingly his TDS prevents him saying the same thing about giving Trump an extra year!

    What the actual fuck is going on!

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    • Just send him this.

      100g mixed dried fruit, such as raisins, currants and sultanas
      4 tbsp sherry
      200g butter, at room temperature, plus extra for the moulds
      200g caster sugar
      4 medium eggs
      200g self-raising flour
      1 tsp baking powder
      ½ tsp mixed spice
      zest of ½ an orange or 1 clementine
      150ml sloe gin
      6 tbsp apricot jam
      vanilla
      custard, to serve

      It’s part of the recipe for a fruitcake. (And looks quite tasty) It is a far easier way to get what he wants than going full retard.

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    • There is clearly a reason that Slater used to call Farrar a Pinko.
      Farrar truly is.
      Where he wants the Notional party to be – and it is over 80% there – is strong socialism and weak on libertarianism.
      In 2019 Notional voted for much stricter gun control and for the Zero Carbon Bill.
      Notional are not an opposition now. Putting them in a ‘wartime cabinet’ would make little difference as they will not oppose anything Liebour does. There might be noise, light, and heat but nothing will come of it.

      Opposition is Mr Seymour’s job.
      As I said the other day:
      Notional are socialists who are good at accounting
      Liebour are socialists who are lousy at accounting.

      A classic liberal was one who wanted less government and that is where the original Notional party was.
      The so called Liberal Party of Australia is not that any more.
      Heck, their PM is an extreme religious nut who is a Pentecostal.
      By definition he cannot be liberal.
      The classic liberal is in hiding (shy Tory) and the modern socialist pretender has the ascendancy and stolen the term ‘liberal’.

      Farrar appears to politically positioned be about where Norm Kirk’s Labour was in the early 1970s.
      This was about excessive government (They introduced the DPB) .
      Now that is a Pinko.
      I think even the 1972 voters were shocked; which contributed to them being a one term govt.

      Farrar is full of misdirection.
      He can call it fomenting mischief but it is out and out misrepresentation.
      He is against Free speech as his controlled blog would tell you very clearly.
      He is riding social conservatism and is attached to the ‘new Notional’ party which has had socially conservative, deeply religious men as the last two consecutive leaders. Christopher Luxon is touted as the new one in waiting. More of the same.

      There is certainly no libertarianism attached and no ‘classic liberal’ that was Notional nearly 100 years ago.
      That was of course prior to the Great Depression and laissez faire was much more a thing.

      Farrar’s political nous is on the cutting room floor.
      He was and remains hands-on-ears screaming na na na na na over the Trump Presidency.
      He is anti Boris Johnson as far as I know and incorrectly picked the commie Bill Shorten to win in AU last year.
      To be fair there; God intervened to get Morrison elected as it was the right thing to do !! Its a miracle.
      You’re going to lose if you take on the almighty and only backed by Australian Unions. . Sorry Mr Shorten. //

      Even while Trump was being elected as President to MAGA, Farrar was writing for Slater’s blog when Slater was severely compromised with his illegal lying attacks on people. Since proven in court. Not just the Colon Craig stuff.

      Farrar does not know how to pick them. He has no political instinct.
      He is a numbers guy that got lucky while John Key was riding a wave.
      Farrar is no political Sage. Far from it.
      Now he is a beached has-been political commentator with claws in a weak, soft-bellied Notional party.
      I would not take any of his erroneous nonsense seriously.

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      • Farrar is at again today with a Trump bashing piece based on a Guardian article. One comment says that Farrar has previously said that Biden is a safe pair of hands !!!
        Basically confirms your comment, howitis.

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        • How can he say that and call himself a credible pollster. Stoooopid boy must have infected his blog not only physically but mentally as well.

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        • Ross12, Biden is an extremely safe pair of hands,he’s never once dropped a kickback or bribe money in 5 decades in politics…

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  6. Would this one be flying from Australia to NZ?
    A different perspective on the “mile high club”.
    Just what were her parents and schools like in this “new age” style.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1239407140621578240

    One can understand the martyr “shaheed” of the shias in Qom, and the directives they have been indoctrinated with in the licking of their shrines.
    Greta Thunberg must have got into her thought processes. 🙁

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  7. Apparently the govt are considering allowing cycling on footpaths. This would be disastrous. The main danger isn’t to pedestrians, it’s to cyclists being run over by cars backing out of driveways.

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    • If you go to Hastings they already have footpaths designated as “shared use” but they are generally quite wide footpaths giving each plenty of room.
      If the idiots give a blanket rule that all footpaths can be used there will be “blood on their hands”

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      • The footpaths in our modern suburb are extra wide and have signs indicating duel use of walking and use by bicycles and for the elderly on their scooters as there is a local age care facility.

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    • Bikes are already legal on footpaths as long as the wheel diameter doesnt exceed I think 12 inches. That way children are kept off the roads where theyre more likely to be killed.

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    • It’s worse than that actually.

      They want to ban light weight slow scooters and allow big heavy bicycles than can do over 60kph. With electric bikes that speed is achievable even for doddery old women.

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  8. May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
    Happy St Patrick’s Day to all those with a little green in their heart.
    🍻

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  9. Coronavirus: What to expect from the Government’s support package for businesses – economist
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/03/coronavirus-what-to-expect-from-the-government-s-support-package-for-businesses-economist.html

    “Those are the things that reduces cash flow for businesses.”

    The money shouldn’t just cover wage and salaried workers, Hope says. Contractors need to be protected from the economic impact of the virus too.

    “They have families to feed as well, and the package needs mechanisms to cover those people.”

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  10. With CO2 levels drastically reduced, we now know who was causing it.

    Urban dwelling Labour/ Green voting middle classes. Once their incessant trips overseas, and obsessive eating out, are removed, the planet recuperates.

    I don’t know a single middle class prick who does not constantly plan trips overseas for fun. All driven by a desperate need to fit in, rather than a genuine interest in the world.

    Same deal with their fanatical devotion to eating out. It’s not about enjoying food. It’s about social validation and herd acceptance.

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    • Rubbish…

      When you have gone 40+ years stuck on these cold, windswept little island s at the ar**-end of the World, then it’s great to escape into some warmth and observe fabulous vegetation (not just the left-overs from Ozzie).

      And as for eating out… which we do every lunch-time… someone has to keep the locals in employment… PLUS when you’ve been cooking 1-3 meals/day every day for 57 years, you do appreciate someone else’s efforts.

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  11. The “bo-bo cough” in Russia.
    https://medialeaks.ru/1303lug-sobyanin-kashel/
    An interesting perspective on the use of words in Russia. 🙂

    Could be a big jump in whooping cough in Russia.
    The increase in the incidence rate was 37% – 6921 cases against 5058. 40% of those infected in January were children and adolescents under 17 years of age.
    Подробнее на РБК:
    https://www.rbc.ru/society/13/03/2020/5e62695e9a794761618f1a7b
    A form of “Community-acquired pneumonia” seems to be recognized.

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  12. Coronavirus: Wall Street halts on reopening as markets dive
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/03/coronavirus-wall-street-halts-on-reopening-as-markets-dive.html

    S&P 500 companies lost more than US$2 trillion in value in the first few minutes of trading on Monday as investors panicked about the mounting damage from the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.

    Trading on the three main US stock indexes was halted for 15 minutes at the open, the third such pause in six days, as the benchmark index plunged 8 percent and triggered an automatic cutout.

    “The fear factor is going through the roof this morning,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities in New York.

    “Markets are spooked by the emergency of the central banks stepping in and adding billions of dollars of liquidity.”

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  13. The S&P 500 is down just over 11% to 2,406 points, but it has a way to fall to blow off the bubble froth from the last couple of years. Wake me up once it dips below 1,400.

    A bear market like this has been reported to last for at least a couple of months, so we have a bit of a way to go yet, I guess. (I really have no idea what will happen.)

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  14. 3000 points down ,13%. FUUUCCCKKK
    The four horsemen of the apocalypse are riding into view, one is carrying the shithouse paper.

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  15. Like nuclear war, those who die with coronavirus are the lucky ones..

    The MSM will ensure that survivors will be fed crap for the next 25 years about Hugzilla’s efforts to save the world.

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    • From R12’s link:

      ……”Estimates have been made about the fatality rate of the coronavirus…………This is what has been done with the coronavirus because this type of virus has apparently never been seen before.”……….

      SARS which is a coronavirus appeared in 2002 in China.

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  16. I’d rather see the corona virus staring me in the face than the PTPM any morning. Jethros probably out licking muslims during his “smoko breaks”
    Anyway, last year when the media caterwauling over the Christchurch attacks got too much, I made our house a “massacre free zone” to keep my kids from focussing on it too much. We needed the break from it.
    The missus and I have now enacted the same procedure for Corona. we and our kids are to focus on the here and now and let the chips fall where they may. It makes being at home slightly more pleasant as everyone I talk to elsewhere needs to discuss the virus. Feel free to borrow our scheme for your own mental health.

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  17. Those of you with “Growth” or “Aggressive” KiwiSaver accounts, how has the recent stockmarket decline affected the value of your account (as a percentage)? Are you down a couple of percent? Down more?

    I am aware of the strategy (critically affected by the starting date) that claims that holding shares for a long time is a good idea.

    It’s funny how these “managed funds” ride the markets all the way to the bottom. Don’t the managers do anything to mitigate losses (like selling the holdings)?

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    • I’m not looking O-s. The economy means my Kiwisaver balance is what it is. It will right itself eventually? Swings and round-abouts. Nothing I can do about it and I have a few years before I can access it. Why torture myself by looking 🙈

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      • If you have a long time frame, then historically the sharemarket has been a good place to invest.

        I look on the bright side. Real companies producing valuable goods and services provide jobs for the people and tax revenue for the State. If the share price of a good company falls by 50%, I will be able to buy twice as much of it for the same price as before.

        Timing is important, but what do I know?

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      • Two young staff members in this morning wanting to change their Kiwisaver contributions from 10% to 3% because they noticed their balance lower than last week.
        I’d have thought now was a wonderful time to buy, buy, buy if you’re twenty.

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  18. Coronavirus: Most airlines will be bankrupt within weeks – analysts
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/03/coronavirus-most-airlines-will-be-bankrupt-within-weeks-analysts.html

    Most of the world’s airlines will be bankrupt by May, according to a new report from CAPA (Centre for Aviation), a research company based in Australia.

    Air New Zealand announced on Monday it was cutting international capacity by 85 percent and the NZ Airline Pilots association said up to 3700 jobs could be cut.

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    • How will all these redundant workers pay their mortgages?

      What’s a house in Auckland worth, anyway?
      The value of a property may be a matter of opinion, but debt is real.

      You’ve heard this before, but I’ll repeat it.
      Gold is the money of kings,
      Silver is the money of gentlemen,
      Barter is the money of peasants, and
      Debt is the money of slaves.

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    • Virgin Australia is already laying off Kiwi staff and as the parent company is based in Australia, no obligation to pay out any of them.

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    • The airline industry is interesting. There seems to be a fine line between profit and loss and when that line is crossed (either way) the graph showing the loss or profit rises very sharply. Most other industries the lose or the profit rises slowly over time, in comparison. So the airline bosses have to react really quickly when it crosses the line into the loss territory. It has happened before for them –ie. the industry has experience of it.

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  19. There is discussion in Australia about the price of petrol falling through the $1 per litre barrier. It is already under $1-10 and price varies daily.

    With the $AUD and $NZD being so close at the moment, there must be plenty of room for our petrol prices to move as well – but can’t see less gouging any time soon !

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    • The problem isnt what the petrol companies are making off it, its the tax and GST. About 80% of the cost is government levies. Good luck getting Megan Woods to do anything apart from shield her son from the consequences of his offending and eat the pies.

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  20. Petrol update:
    Mobil Lower Hutt opposite hospital, $1.86.9c per litre of 91 octane a decrease on 6c since yesterday
    Z Lower Hutt, $191.9 per litre or $1.85 if you use their loyalty program

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      • OD SEN ,I have a family member in texas $1.75 a gallon at the moment.,on special to be fair.

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        • If that’s $US1.75 ($NZ2.75) per US gallon (3.78 liters), then that comes to $NZ0.72 per liter.
          On the other hand, if everywhere in Texas is 2.5 times further away from you than in Auckland, then the net effect will be the same. By that I mean you have to drive 2.5 km in Texas to get to the supermarket that is 1 km away in Auckland.

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    • Meanwhile in the USA, people are buying more guns to protect themselves!
      Meanwhile in NZ, plod is taking them!

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    • “Anjum Rahman said conversations which Government agencies had improved, but there was still an absence of consultation with the Muslim community when it came to key policies, such as national security.”

      Perhaps followers of Islam can advise the government how to root out potential extremists amongst their midst.
      Tarrant chose the Al Noor mosque, after initially selecting Dunedin for his atrocity, because that mosque had members who went to Syria to support jihad. A couple died over in Syria. A fact that will not be mentioned, and the manifesto is banned.
      Somehow, I find the expectation that security service must consult Islamic societies on national policy as misguided.
      Those societies can offer to help, or volunteer information. But not vet policy.
      “So…we want to plant a mole in a mosque with a preacher who is making worrying statements about gays, women, and kuffar. We want to look at what he is teaching the faithful, on their obligations to their host society.”
      “What? Not keen on us to put the mosque or his teaching under any lens, track movements, or monitor individuals of concern?”
      “OK then. We’ll go after some Facebook posts about trans-women in sport instead. Carry on.”

      I simply can’t believe that there is any spike in white supremacy or neo-Nazis in NZ since March 15th,
      Unless it is due to super sensitivity/hysteria and the definition of Nazi being stretched to include:
      Nazi=;
      1) Anyone who supports the Free Speech Coalition,
      2) All members of Hobsons Pledge,
      3) the Tax Payer Union/fiscal conservatives
      4) Anyone who says nice things about Mike Hosking
      etc. etc.

      The media, political and academic demand for Nazis in NZ is well beyond the populations ability to supply them.
      “The Demand for Nazi’s outstrips the supply”
      So they enter into fantasy, just like any good moral panic- like the past fixation on satanic child abuse covens within child care.

      Another thought – why the fuck do so many Stuff articles have to include pictures of Hugzilla?
      I would rather see some pictures of these enigmatic Neo-nazis ….who apparently are exploding into epidemic proportions like bunnies on south island farms.
      In truth, if there was a mass rally of the faithful somewhere, NZ Nazis are not likely to be in breach of the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.

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      • What is a “White Supremacist” or a “Far-Right” man? (No women are “Far Right” it would seem.)

        Are these two terms the same? Are they used without distinction by the Left?
        (I though you had to be of Celtic ethnicity and have a St. Andrews cross flag on your bedroom wall to be a Neo Nazi in this country, but I could be wrong…)
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        • The only “far right woman” I can think of, she must be, she was banned from speaking in New Zealand, is Lauren Southern.
          She isn’t really recognised as being anything in the so called right wing world as she was in a relationship with a black man and decries incels as being the lowest scum out. She would in actual fact probably be best buddies with Cindy in another timeline.
          Their Boogeyman Neo Nazi blonde haired woman that they’re all afraid of is about as right leaning as Hilary Clinton.

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    • I note the complaint that the Muslims were not consulted about National,Secrity. I have lived here more than 70 years and have not been consulted on the matter. I doubt any of my four generations of forbears were consulted either. My late father did join the effort to stop Hitlers attempt at world domination as a supremacist but I doubt he was consulted about National Security.

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  21. So has anyone seen the government actually doing anything apart from making empty noise?
    If I was in charge I would have already employed a task force of thousands to go around bank machines every 2-3 hours and sterilize them, same for high traffic areas such as hand rails in train stations, seats and poles on buses, doors in hospitals, council buildings, supermarkets all areas that are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses.
    While this is being done you could be taking samples from each area to see what transmission across public areas is occurring.
    But then I am just a dumb bastard without a degree in Propaganda what do I know….
    It sheets back to that old moral – An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.

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    • You mean get the nephs off the couches and actually be doing some thing worthwhile for the community?
      Nah didn’t think so.

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      • Government needs to round up the feckless and underemployed and give them an option – work for us for $25.00 an hour or lose your benefits. Make it so theres no penalty for working while we are in containment mode. INB4 thats rayciss

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  22. “If we’re not going to get the doe out the door through conventional projects…”
    No wonder Jones is having trouble spending all the PGF dough if he believes he has to firstly round up the “doe” to get it out the door 😂

    Coronavirus: Shane Jones confirms some Provincial Growth Fund money to be repurposed
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/coronavirus-shane-jones-confirms-some-provincial-growth-fund-money-to-be-repurposed.html

    Shane Jones has confirmed some Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) money will likely be repurposed as COVID-19 puts pressure on the Government.

    Jones, the Minister for Regional Economic Development, told Newshub: “If we’re not going to get the doe out the door through conventional projects, then the money needs to be re-badged and used in another fashion.”

    Newshub asked the New Zealand First MP to confirm if that means money from the $3 billion PGF fund could be repurposed, and he said “yes, absolutely”.

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    • He must read this blog. Or one of the decision makers does, I was saying that should happen days ago.
      To the government operatives – As you have bugs on all my computers you already know my bank account numbers, start paying me what Cindy makes to suggest these great ideas to you, thanks in advance
      ~BallSack

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    • Did the dumbfuck reporter really spell it doe?
      I just checked, it says “dough” on the story now but I assume you copy and pasted directly from NewsHub. They’re quicker to spot mistakes than Stuffed if so.

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    • Which do you mean?

      Our cities will burn my children.
      Our cities will burn, my children.

      Commas are trickly little fellows.
      No one ever spent a harder day’s work than Oscar Wilde when he came from his room beat and sweaty, saying, “I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out.”

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  23. I havent seen this reported in any media so far but –
    One of my family members who works for the Government in a “Hot Desk” environment has reported to me that all “hot desking” has been cancelled and workers are required to work from home where available. Those that can’t are scrambling to secure a desk of their own in fear that they may be laid off or told to take unpaid leave if unable to produce work.

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    • When it breaks out in the Welly office towers, full of government head offices, shit will get interesting.

      Remember they are chock full of entitled snowflakes only concerned about their “rights”.

      Mark my words 😊

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      • Probably the government departments will find that after they send so many of the “workers” home, productivity and performance from those remaining in the office will dramatically increase.

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        • In reality – the senior management wankers will use this to promote themselves by working tirelessly to make the Surpreme Leader look good.

          That’s how it really works.

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  24. A group of about a dozen people are assembled on parliament grounds. I heard their show plan for the TVNZ cameras turning up for the fake news production. It involved running around and screaming. All choreographed.

    Can’t wait to read all about it.

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  25. A convicted killer who stabbed one of New Zealand’s most notorious murderers at the country’s maximum security prison has been sentenced to preventive detention.

    Siuaki Lisiate, 39, appeared in the High Court at Auckland on Tuesday for participating, along with two other inmates, in the attack on Graeme Burton.

    Burton is serving a life sentence with a minimum non-parole period of 26 years for shooting Karl Kuchenbecker dead in Lower Hutt in 2007.

    Can we also nominate this guy for New Zealander of The Year?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120328166/killer-who-stabbed-murderer-graeme-burton-in-prison-gets-preventative-detention

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    • Thanks for the chuckle it gave me when I saw the attack was on that nasty, evil piece of crap Graeme Burton. Shame they didn’t finish the job on him. 👏👏👏👏

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  26. Fieldays postponed, Easter Show cancelled during tighter coronavirus measures

    Fieldays and the Royal Easter Show are the latest in a string of events to be postponed or cancelled following the Government’s announcement yesterday prohibiting large gatherings.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/fieldays-cancelled-following-tighter-coronavirus-measures?auto=6048590555001

    Fieldays, the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere, was due to be held in June but organisers decided to not hold the event due to coronavirus.

    “The world may be undergoing major challenges in response to Covid-19, but in this changing environment Fieldays will remain, albeit at a later date.”

    Also today, organisers announced the A&P Royal Easter Show is cancelled this year due to the new coronavirus restrictions.

    It was supposed to take place at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds during Easter, between April 9 and 13.

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  27. Well hell
    COVID 19

    Results.
    -Countries isolated.
    -the old pensioners are likely to die at above average rates; the older the more likely to go; saves on pensions and healthcare
    -There is a chance for negative interest rates and therefore a cashless society to control that
    -control over where people stay and reporting in (happening in S.Korea now)
    -talk of a Universal Basic Income
    – a massive shift in every Country’s economic base
    -pretty much all businesses hammered to the point they are beholden to banks and governments
    – fear and control to the fore
    – huge power in the Govt
    -huge power placed in the media for communicating and controlling ‘news’
    – smog has cleared over China; airlines have stopped flying and most likely to collapse – green economics
    -a whole new economic order will be required
    -essentially a shakedown with total control (eg even going to the movies, a wine festival, attending a wedding, going to the pub) over everyone.

    This will require a controlled restart under different circumstances.
    It will make 9/11, Australian bushfires, or the mosque(s) attack look like a dress rehearsal by the understudies

    How convenient of COVID 19 to turn up and enable all this.
    What has Obama, Soros, shady Brits like Bliar, the Seattle lads Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, and their lot been up to in the last couple of years?
    You would almost think COVID was planned to make these things possible!!
    Just saying.

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    • Scandinavian Airline SAS has been in financial trouble for many years. It was only a matter of time.

      What will be the fate of Air New Zealand? Since it is partly owned by the State, I am sure that it will be kept on life support.

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  28. Elderly care homes across NZ block all non-essential visitors in bid to combat coronavirus

    Elderly care homes around New Zealand are blocking all non-essential visitors in a bid to keep their vulnerable residents safe from coronavirus.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/elderly-care-homes-across-nz-block-all-non-essential-visitors-in-bid-combat-coronavirus

    A spokesperson for Ryman said a letter was sent to residents and their families asking visitors to stay away and residents to pick up the phone rather than seeing friends.

    At Ryman village gates visitors are being temperature checked and are having details recorded just in case of the need to track and trace.

    They must also appear well to be allowed into the facility.

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    • Its the least the bastards can do with our money. Annoyed at beneficiaries once again getting a raise for doing nothing though.

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      • I was in the process of writing a post on the same ideas. But listening to Cindy as I was writing, she blew my criticisms out of the water.
        Most beneficiaries spend all the money they receive. This increases the spending in the economy to help all other parts survive. The same goes for the increase in winter payments to the elderly. If they use it to keep warm and healthy then there is less draw on the health system. I welcome the first payment to start restocking my wine cellar that has been seriously depleted with the poor decisions being made by the COL

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        • I should have clarified when I said beneficiaries.
          In my opinion those on the pension or super are not beneficiaries, the majority of them have paid into the fund in order to be looked after in their old age.
          I could even be persuaded that solo parents need more in the current climes to ensure their children are well fed and clothed. Its not like they have Doctors bills like the rest of us.
          But those who willingly choose not to work have no business putting their hands in our pockets for more money. There’s a thousand new business opportunities out there for someone with a spray bottle of bleach, some handy towels and a plastic bag to take advantage of.

          People may think I am a cold heartless bastard for saying this, but that’s the way I see it.

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        • The bennies can spend up every week if they like, it’s government guaranteed income. It comes in each fortnight, no questions asked!
          No chance of been played off, no need for child care!

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        • “I welcome the first payment to start restocking my wine cellar…”

          That’s the spirit!

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        • Why not redirect that money at the tax-payers who are out there slogging their guts out every day? The beneficiaries are not at risk of losing their “jobs”.

          This isn’t even time limited; it is just Labour using Covid-19 and a $12,100,000,000 spend-up of our money to buy votes.

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      • I don’t want to sound cynical in the face of such generosity with our money, but I notice it had to be 12.1 billion in order to get it above the infrastructure sum of 12.0 billion, so that Cindy wasn’t caught in another lie. I just hope they didn’t have to bump it up from 4 billion to achieve this.

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      • Unsure why beneficiaries need $25 extra as a result of Cov-19 on the economy.
        Beneficiaries either needed it anyway (and in some ways, probably do need a boost) but this group is NOT at all affected like wage earners or entrepreneurs.
        So seems like they used Cov-19 as a stalking horse to push ideology.
        Their fan base will be delighted.
        Simon Bridges did suggest Flabbo-Robbo’s priorities were ‘muddled’.

        I wouldn’t mind a lift in benefits for people who general need help, as long as ‘job seeker’ was only temporary, and there weren’t so many able bodied people on sickness benefits, etc.
        It actually becomes a trap. not a kindness.

        Glad to see something announced however, and some good areas for funding.
        Certainty is one of the most important things for business, so for better or worse this is something that can allow business to take stock and recalibrate.

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        • They need the extra to cover for footwear expenses to work to the shops after public transport ceases to operate!

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      • That annoying South American beneficiary advocate says $25 a week extra is not enough, they need $90/wk. Really, has the Brazillian socialist no concept the state our economy will be in soon? The taxpayer bailout money is needed for business’ who keep the economy working, not for those who don’t produce anything but farts, belching and more kids for the taxpayer to support. 😡

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        • Mama Bear said tonight: “It is so much easier to be a pig. The pigs have a better life than we do and are happier. But even knowing the pig has a better life, we don’t want to be pigs.”

          I don’t know if she was channeling Orwell or what brought about the whole thinking about pigs, but I take her point. I would still prefer if the government actually focused on the productive for a change and provided them with relief. ACT had a good list of things to do, focused on tax relief, having it time limited, etc. and having a definite no to any electioneering / policy type implementations in this type of time-frame.

          Of course, Ardern is electioneering and now has the write to spend up large on her voters. Fucking sow.

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          • They mistake our kindness for weakness.
            BTW pigs are happy in muck until the day they are slaughtered.
            Your missus might have a deeper right wing streak than you imagined. I would report her to the relevant authorities before you’re both arrested.

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        • waikatogirl, some more perspective on this.

          Beneficiaries get 20% of the overall package; or $2,400,000,000.
          Health gets 4% of the overall package; or $500,000,000.

          That’s correct, health gets a fifth of what beneficiaries are getting.

          The advertising on this is all Labour Party branded. It is the most disgusting vote buying I have seen.

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  29. I was in at the Drs today, when I left there was a woman sitting in her car with a facemask on. I assume waiting for drive through service.

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    • I have to go see the doc in a couple of weeks. I hope those with the virus are seen in a drive-through check area so are not inside in the waiting room with the rest of us. 😷

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    • Saw some maths on this.

      Auckland Hospital has 24 ICU beds, 18 open plan and 6 isolation beds. At 4.7% ICU admission rates, as seen overseas, we’d need 775 beds to cater for Auckland’s population alone if the virus spreads as it has and with the ICU rates as it has.

      Throw in the regions and our health system isn’t going to cope. They’re basically fucked anyway. Guess that’s why Jacinda gave them so little today and spent so much on vote buying 🙂

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    • Any more taxpayer funds to be spent on the dead in that hole in the ground can be better spent elsewhere to help the living survive in the real world!!!

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      • Angry Little says that they are only going to the end of the drift.
        Not into the mine at all!
        So why bother? Feelz! Hugz!

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        • Thats what he’s been saying to his wife for 36 years. One day i’ll put it in the mine. Until then be happy with me putting it in the drift. Good Night Dear
          No hugz and No feelz from the union boss.

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  30. I see that chubby bum could not resist making a snarky comment about the previous administration when he was finishing off his bribe.

    What a vile POS.

    When the other Labour tosser, Angry Andrew, puts his hate speech legislation through the house it will be illegal to call Labour members scum.

    Saying this for a friend.

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  31. A few facts & figures *

    Population of NZ (est Mar 20) ……4,822,000
    Half of population will contact Covid-19
    Of that 2,400,000, 480,000 (20%) will be serious
    5.7% of serious cases will result in death.

    That’s over 27,000 dead people……about the population of Blenheim or Timaru. (to be fair, most Timaruvians wouldn’t notice the difference)

    * No Labour aligned sources or Hugzilla were quoted in this comment so it’s probably true & factual.

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    • 27,000 pfft.
      No real problem, as easily replaced, something I think that the chief censor has ruled on some manifesto somewhere. 🙁

      Minister of Justice Little, will just see that as collateral damage, like not keeping criminals in jail. 🙁

      Housing Minister can kindly announce that so many houses, may be not so new, are on the market, and so that housing is on target.

      Winston Peters’ NZ First, with Ardern signed up over a year ago, for the UN Global Migration Pact.
      We are not supposed to talk about that as those are the rules in that UNicornical Pact.:-(

      From the starter’s gun, see how the momentum of this charges on, to take all before it. 🙁

      All so easily organized, so “let the dead bury the dead”
      be brave and live and take on with this wondrous new opportunities of this UNicornical global paradisaical here on this Climate Changing Earth.. Yeah right.
      Mark14’s number, has in the past been a lot higher.

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    • Not a problem. The deceased can easily be replaced by immigrants. Demographic replacement is where the NZ government excels. After all, they’ve been practicing it since the middle of the 19th century.

      //

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    • Nasska, I hoped you washed those figures after pulling them out of your arse.

      Even most doomers would say you’ve over egged that one.

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  32. With all the various data and stats from around the world being published on corona virus victims, anyone else notice that we are now back to two sexes?

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    • Only two sexes while the climate freaks & the woke can’t get any traction in the news.

      We’re turning vanilla! 🙂

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    • Good point. The true catastrophe here is assuming peoples gender.

      Later we will all be accused of racism and climate change will be blamed.

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    • The insane people are too busy stripping every supermarket of toilet paper to be bothered identifying as alphabet people.

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    • Imagine if there was one vaccine which worked only for males, and another which worked only for females. Be interesting how many rainbow folk immediately changed gender.

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  33. Umm. Somethings happened to Google.
    It’s censorship curtain seems to have fallen.
    Type in 9/11 truth and then images.
    Must be 5 years since it allowed this stuff on it’s platform.
    DJT to thank, methinks.

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    • As disturbing as they are, Google are showing images of Podesta Art that were hidden years ago.
      Time to reveal the true evil to the masses.

      I have a sneaky feeling the great awakening with the help of an enforced algorithm change is about to sweep the world.
      The elites must be absolutely terrified.

      It might have something to do with this.

      Space Force’s Secret Mission
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55kkY07CEYw

      .

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      • Thanks for that BN. No wonder Trump said the other day “the swamp is deep, much deeper than any of them knew”

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  34. So much discussion about Wuhan Flu, yet the Ticketek site looks like business as usual. Roll up, Roll up.
    I suppose it would be too much for a notice advising people how to get their refunds?
    The sadists want every purchaser to phone individually – in the hope some will give up and Ticketek can keep their money.

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  35. 3 more cases, 2 in Wellington and 1 in Dunedin. Regional coverage is nearly complete… If all these infected travellers had been quarantined properly when they came off the plane NZ wouldn’t be facing a nationwide outbreak of this virus. The COL have FAILED miserably! Too late, they let the horses bolt. How many more travellers roaming NZ are brewing this deadly virus? Totally f*cking incompetent!!!

    Coronavirus: 3 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-3-new-covid-19-cases-in-new-zealand.html

    Two of the new cases are in a Wellington family who recently returned from the United States, and the third is a Dunedin man who had recently travelled to Germany.

    The two new Wellington cases are a man who is in his 30s and his father who is in his 70s. The younger man became unwell on the flight and his father felt ill the following day.

    They travelled on American Airlines flight AA83 from Los Angeles to Auckland, arriving on March 14. They sat in seats 4A and 10H. They then flew to Wellington on flight NZ419 that same day and their seat numbers were 1B and 1C.

    The third new case is a Dunedin man in his 40s and he was confirmed to have COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.

    It was five days after he returned from Germany that he began to show symptoms, meaning contact tracing for people who were on his flight isn’t needed, Dr Bloomfield says.

    “He had been in New Zealand for longer than 72 hours before he developed symptoms,” he says.

    The man has mild flu-like symptoms and is currently self-isolating at his home.

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    • Local doctors surgery wants patients to communicate by an intercom installed in the car park.
      Awesome.
      To take my mind off this insanity I am going to drop by the supermarket to buy
      Some navel (toilet paper)oranges
      A couple of boxes of muesli (toilet paper) bars
      Some bread (toilet paper)
      Something to nibble on (toilet paper) while listening to some (toilet paper)dulcet tones.
      Bugger the nutters.

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        • I’ve been enjoying Goji berries and Blueberries with yoghurt lately.
          Limited bread intake.
          Raw veges and fine cuts of meat.
          Always been keen on summer fruits.
          Doctor says my BP is very good for my age.

          Watched a fat boy of around 13 walking, eating fish and chips, struggling to breathe, and trying to talk to his sister who was walking a dog in front of him yesterday.
          Dunno whats going on.

          PS : Forgot to buy toilet paper.

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      • You might be lucky with the oranges, but as for anything else on the list, you are dreaming.
        Dropped into the supermarket around 7 this evening for a loaf of bread for tomorrow’s lunches and nothing, nada, zip.
        Bread gone, tinned food gone, tea/coffee stripped nearly bare, long life milks gone (except the almond milk), crackers severely depleted, pasta gone …
        Staff looking tired, but reported their shift has passed quickly.

        Unbelievable.

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    • And his son is positive and has probably infected the whole fucking school. But that cunt Hipkins won’t close the schools…. Because there is no scientific evidence… Twat. Moron. Does this goofy faced fuck not realise that by sending kids home they cant ‘spread the virus ( assuming they stay at home but that can be policed – on the streets with no cause, spend night in jail cells, the message will soon spread, even if we have to deploy the miilitary) and seeing half their parents will have to stay home to look after the snotty little toads, they too will be exposed less to the virus. Its almost time to lock down the country Italian style BEFORE we have the death rate that Italy is experiencing. I watched the unhealthy ignorant unwashed masses at school today, hugging and spitting and carrying on as they always do… Remember the average age of teachers is 55, and this virus is not kind to 55 yr olds. And that’s why people like me are a bit grumpy at the moment.

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  36. Tourist unwilling to self-isolate after arriving in Christchurch set to be deported

    A woman who was unwilling to self-isolate after arriving in Christchurch yesterday is expected to be deported amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Health confirmed in a press conference today.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tourist-unwilling-self-isolate-after-arriving-in-christchurch-set-deported

    The hostel’s manage told Stuff the woman had been wearing a face mask when she arrived to check-in a private room last night. The manager said an officer with the Ministry of Health came to the reception area the following morning to “check on her and ask what her plans were for her isolation”.

    “They were just questioning her for a little bit in my office. And then a couple of hours later we had about five police officers and another person from the ministry and they eventually took her away.”

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  37. The sheeple are panicking.

    Thorndon New World is a madhouse. Empty shelves and trolleys full of tins. Staff running everywhere through the crowds to restock.

    Previously that place had toilet paper on special while other places sold out. It’s all changed today, among the woke government servants.

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    • From Wikipedia:

      …….”The kea is the world’s only alpine parrot. Its omnivorous diet includes carrion, but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects”……..

      Not a lot of dinner options in the canned food aisle. How do you feel about boiled rice flavoured with the kidney fat from a live sheep? 🙂

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      • The catholic chappie infected with Covid-19 after returning from the US who attended St Mary’s church after three days of self-isolation, drank wine from the communion cup and assisted priest passing out wafers to others who are now in isolation.
        😇 😇 😷 😷

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  38. Hugs Hongis all round this past weekend, and not a sign of hijabbed Arrdern.

    Members of the group, whose Maori name translates as ‘stand tall, stand proud holy tribe’ also ‘hongied’ other mosque members before they assembled to perform a haka.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8113463/Bikie-gang-members-Muslim-Imam-share-powerful-traditional-embrace-mark-Christchurch-attack.html

    Another lot that carries on with the hugs hongis to go back to their mosques, churches.
    Must be related to those “shrine kissers” and now “lickers”. but will still rush out to stock up on toilet rolls when they get the sh*^% when a few of them have some doubtful faith.

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  39. Part of a discussion I had with a friend in the USA about the virus. This is from him

    ” The prior major special flu, the 2009 Obama flu, or swine flu, or H1N1 virus hardly got any
    mention in the press. Even though it killed thousands of kids and far more people overall.
    Estimates were 61 million people in USA infected, and 12,500 deaths in USA, but people do
    not even remember this even being a major thing. It certainly never closed the country and crashed
    the stock market. The biggest major difference was the effect on kids of H1N1 being much worse.
    But the H1N1 swine flu was during Obama’s reign, so there is nothing to see here.

    Obama took 6 months from the first USA case appearing to declare a national emergency.

    Trump took less than 2 months. “

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      • Why all the fuss about a virus that’s less deadly than the common cold? Unless it’s a false flag before the ayyyyylmaos come

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  40. Islanders have no travel restrictions and are ignoring advice to avoid mass gatherings. It’s a sick joke of woke.

    There is a long list of excluded Island countries given the Surpreme Leaders special approval to infect us all.

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  41. Where is the stunted one. Have not seen him giving advice to Cindy for a few days.

    I heard that the secret agreement that was between the COL had a clause that prevented Cindy from exercising her authority over NZ First members.

    That would explain why Peters and Jones walk all over her and use her as a door mat.

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  42. Japanese Prime Minister Abe (pronounced “Ah-beh”) is not giving up on the summer olympics and has declared that they will go ahead as scheduled.

    …I don’t share his optimism.

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    • Well as long as he doesn’t go bombing any harbours (again) in his attempt to demonstrate Japanese stoicism. 😛

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      • Don’t be too hasty Kea. A good war will take the normies minds off the virus and stimulate the economy. The more countries involved the better. The war for oil in Afghanistan has now lost all reason for being now oil is worth less than the imaginary barrel they transport it in. The Japs have everything to gain from aggression currently.

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        • Japan would dearly like to recover its Northern Territories (the Kuril Islands) Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjdhzHaUY1E) that the Russians grabbed in the closing days of the Pacific War.

          The Chinese are getting too big for their britches (a lovely English expression) but what are we to do about them?

          The South Korean President hates Japan, which is why he prompted that judge to re-open old wounds last year over this whole “forced labor” issue that was formerly settled in the 1960s.

          And now, Japan has this damned virus to deal with (and the stress of the Olympic games)!

          I am planning to go to Tokyo in late May, but I may postpone my trip until late fall (October).

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          • Japan has always had a better military than China. Smarter people too. Would be a good time to retake Nanking while the Chinese Liberation Army is busy garrisoning its own people.
            I would suspect that a few world leaders would be thinking along similar lines, take advantage of the confusion while the world is in turmoil. Hard to try and uphold world peace while your deployable army is dying from pneumonia.

            Edit to replace Red Army (I instantly thought of the flag) with Chinese Liberation Army. Fingers too fast for brain =)

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            • Japan only became an Imperial power in the modern sense in the late 19th century, by adopting Western military and industrial practices.
              The Chinese were stagnant and rotten by the 19th century, but the Chinese have an incredibly long history with great Empires rising and falling long before the Japanese ever peered out from their island. Bronze working, iron smelting, the written word, etc. are all introductions. Even classical Japanese architecture owes much to the Tang, and Japanese dress to the Han.
              I have noted the Bronze Age chariot born warrior class in ancient China, the ‘shi’, who would state that they can be killed but could not be dishonored, seem to forshadow the code of bushido by fully 2 millenia.

              The ‘smarter people’ Chinese/Japanese thing sounds a bit bigoted or perhaps uneducated, if we were to list the amount of inventions the Chinese have contributed, from paper. the wheel barrow, gun powder, the compass, cast iron, etc etc. The Japanese are Johnny-come-lately who only came of note as exporters of technology after the 1950’s.

              So no – Japan has not always had a better military than China.
              It is only by taking on the aspect of the European Imperial powers (structure, artillery, iron clads, etc.) that Japan even became a regional power; first being an equal along with European and American powers during the Boxer rebellion, and even becoming a true rival to Tsarist Russian and later American power.

              These days the Japanese military is in no position to have any adventures in mainland China, even if they are qualitatively superior – which is debatable (and not a topic I have studied). The China the Japanese Empire managed to savage was rotten, divided and stumbling from crisis to crisis. I don’t think anyone would relish a conventional war with China; although the USA still has a technical edge in naval and airforce at this time. Personally, I think a mother of all bombs (conventional/non-nuclear) strike on the Three Gorges dam would be the first thing in total war, if the nuclear rubicon wasn’t to be crossed.

              And the reference to Japanese returning to Nanking is a bit on the nose. Based on that reference, I assume you know enough to know the connection to that city and the Japanese military. The raping, dismembering and brutalisation would have put ISIS to shame. Not something for nostalgia. A war crime in the truest sense, more fitting for Mongol hordes than a civilised modern people.

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              • A good response to a mostly throw-away comment I made. Well expounded Fuzzy, thank you. Though my premise as expanded regarding other countries, perhaps not Japan – I think they have their own issues to deal with currently, could be used as a strategy by other “world leaders” as a reason to expand their territories. Though I expect the USA would quickly act to stop major world powers from doing so, other smaller countries may have more latitude. Especially while countries are in lock down and fearing for their own safety.

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                • Sure, it was throw away – just chatting with Odaku-sen.
                  Fair enough.

                  That’s a problem with email and internet posts:
                  …..The sentiment/emotion of a moment, and the permanence of the written word.

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                  • I’m still here to debate it, and I dont resile from my original statements -) They were just written in haste without foreknowledge of later comments. What you mentioned at the time I didnt have the opportunity to research. I appreciate your later thoughts on what I said.
                    Plus the expansion pack….

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      • “bombing any harbours”!?
        Japan can’t do that. It’s Constitution forbids non-self-defensive activities.

        Note: Prime Minister Abe wants to revise the Constitution.

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  43. There must have been a good 500-800 million spent in supermarkets over the last couple of days, Countdown Lower Hutt looks like a war zone. Would be interesting to see the eftpos and sales transactions for the last few days
    Pro tip: shop in the morning at 5am after they do restocking and don’t go back unless wine is running low.

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  44. COVID-19: Simon Bridges and others react to Government’s financial package
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/covid-19-simon-bridges-and-others-react-to-government-s-financial-package.html

    Simon Bridges says he “expected more” of the Government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 economic stimulus package – but the PM says the country needs “unity not politics”.

    “It’s going to be a very tough winter indeed. I would have expected more, faster, better – it’s very confused priorities,” the Opposition leader told Newshub.

    The National Party leader said the multi-billion-dollar bail-out is not enough, and is more for beneficiaries than businesses and workers.

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    • is more for beneficiaries than businesses and workers.
      Gotta keep the Labour voters happy. Its not like the majority of them have to work through this “crisis”

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  45. Googles Algorithms appear to have been either taken down by special order of President Trump or the AI is severely broken.
    Information that has been hidden from general search is appearing again, no one is sure why yet.

    Google “slave ship owners”

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  46. Ouch it must be getting to him

    Nukuleka

    My days of being a Kiwiblog aficionado are sadly coming to an end. I would rather have my teeth pulled than read such Guardian articles.

    Thumb up 19 Thumb down 8 Log in to Reply ReportMarch 17, 2020 4:50pm

    David Farrar

    You’ve been saying this for months. Either go or stay but stop telling us all how you’re going.
    Thumb up 17 Thumb down 9 Log in to Reply ReportMarch 17, 2020 4:52

    Received the above in an email.
    Sounds like something I might say, but without the colourful language

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    • He knows where to find us. Hopefully I am staying within Eds guidelines. Whatever the fuck they are 🙂

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      • I have guidelines. If you don’t like them I have different ones to suit whatever mood I am in.

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        • You havent demanded half a dozen of aged red delivered to an unknown address by a dodgy courier in March yet. I must be still within the guidelines I paid for last month 😀

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    • Nukuleka is the quintessential social conservative who makes the Pope seem like an atheistic libertarian.
      He believes that his imaginary god should control women’s sexuality, fertility, sleeping arrangements, pregnancy & ownership status while rejecting marijuana use, gay marriage & assisted suicide.

      He is self-admittedly a gay man.

      He is also full of shit & will not be missed.

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      • Wait how can you be full of shit, yet every night still be pounded in the a…..
        Man that’s a place even I don’t want to put my virus addled brain. Have a free uptick.

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    • Now why would DPF have bothered writing hat shirty reply to Nukuleka?

      DPF seems very sensitive about folks calling him out for his Trump obsession.

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      • Absolutely Maggy and that sensivity is getting stronger with each stupid anti Trump article he publishes.

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  47. While I am on the subject of President Trump, the twittersphere, which is inhabited entirely by smelly nasty leftard bullies and incurable attention seekers for the sole purpose of self gratification when liked and retwitted by a fellow fucktard, a bit like facebook but without any friends to speak of, are in meltdown over his calling Covid “the Chinese Virus” earlier today. Some of them are even outraged.

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    • Covid-19 was first identified as coming from a Chinese foodmarket in a Chinese city named Wuhan which coincidentally lies thirty kilometres distance from a Chinese laboratory researching germ warfare for the Chinese government.

      Time for the sweethearts to suck it up.

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  48. I like the new Google search. From February:
    Harvard Biotechnologist arrested over Chinese connections. You only have to dig 1 layer deeper to find Wuhan connections
    “Researchers have reacted with shock to the arrest of Charles Lieber, a prominent Harvard University chemist and nanotechnology pioneer, who has been charged with making false statements to the US government about receiving research funding from China.

    Lieber, who is known for engineering new nanomaterials and developing their applications in medicine and biology, was arrested on 28 January. Two days later, a federal judge approved his release on cash bail of US$1 million.”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00291-2

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  49. BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: The Coronavirus Fatality Rate Reported by the Media Is COMPLETELY INACCURATE. The Actual Rate Is LESS THAN THE FLU – MEDIA LYING AGAIN!

    The current estimate for the fatality rates on the coronavirus just don’t add up. The estimates based on current data are completely inaccurate. Current data shows that this virus is much less deadly that even the common flu from the 2019-2020 season.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/breaking-exclusive-the-coronavirus-fatality-rate-reported-by-the-media-is-completely-inaccurate-the-actual-rate-is-less-than-the-flu-media-lying-again/

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    • Given most cases are yet to recover and the vast numbers of undiagnosed infected, plus various other info – normies reckon the death rate is under 1%

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      • It would appear, by using fear factor triggers, we should be seeing 86 million New Zealanders hospitalized with the virus by midnight tonight.

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  50. Hope everyone has got their novel of Stephen Kings The Stand, the left’s latest play in world domination. Fuck 1984 and Animal Farm, this scenario is the real shit.

    The Stand is a postapocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story “Night Surf”, and presents a detailed vision of the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, killing off more than 99% of the world’s population.

    …A multifaceted narrative—told partly from the perspective of primary characters—outlines the total breakdown and destruction of society through widespread violence, the failure of martial law to contain the outbreak, the military’s increasingly violent efforts to censor information, the rapid collapse of society, the deliberate exposure of the virus in the Soviet Union and China to guarantee their destruction, and finally, the near-extinction of humanity. The emotional toll is also portrayed, as the few survivors must care for their families and friends, dealing with confusion and grief, as virtually everyone they know succumbs to the disease.”

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    • The Stand was great – but from memory, Çaptain Trips (the disease, a bio weapon which escaped the lab) was air borne and something like 98% transmission and/or fatal.
      The reason it could spread was that people recovered briefly, before swelling up and choking to death on the mucus.
      Read it like 25 years ago though.

      But given that Wuflu is 2.5-3.5% OR LESS (and certainly much lower if you are young and fit) then I have to wonder at what death rate will society collapse?
      Americans are stocking up on guns, everyone is rushing for toilet paper.
      At what % would people be tearing each other limb from limb?
      Have to think that at 20% society would be wavering, and 50% we would have anarchy.

      Long ago, with the Bird Flu, I reflected on The Stand, and that nature is even more clever than a horror author. The Bird Flu fizzled, but a disease which can be transmitted by birds is brilliant, if even in NZ we might close the border but the pesky godwits might bring something like Captain Trips to our shores anyway…..

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  51. Another case. 12 now.

    Y’all know hospitals know what’s coming? The shit you are reading on msm is crowd control.

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    • I thought we were 3 weeks behind Italy. I am revising to circa 10 days. Incoming viral panic in 2-3 days

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      • As are many, I am more concerned about the vaccine.
        If this current crowd make it mandatory, I would be very wary, we could be toast.

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        • I’m pro vaccine but dont have flu jabs. No way would I have the hastily prepared witches brew they will first come out with.

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          • Moreover, the virus itself is blended with other unknown additives to make the concoction more effective when carried through your system.
            Everybody reacts differently to the witches brew and some suffer till death because of side effects.
            I have never had a flu jab.
            I have had a cold once in the past 13 years.
            Not through luck either.

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