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  1. Good morning.
    Thanks Ed, to be still on a roll.

    Some would call this an “essential service” where some can vent and a little rant. TLDR so think of the mouse wheel. 🙂

    With this State of Emergency, and all the things they claim, like closing roads, shutting down things, requisitioning things.
    But to shut down Free Speech, anything called by another word like controlling Expression, is shutting it down.
    That will need an “Occupying Army” with martial law & courts, with “summary justice”.
    Any “self censoring” I do is only because I want to encourage people in getting through this, and not weigh them down too.
    But as our infamous leader says, “read between the lines” and I do dear transparent leader. I do.

    Never knew after the numerous hand washing when out & about in the past few days, how many paper towels I would I use up,
    Will not be far off using up some of this rationed toilet paper supply.
    Then putting them into a a final single use plastic bag, that is its final use.
    Can such plastic bags shopping bags be made mandatory to maintain hygiene for shoppers and to keep up my supply? 🙂

    Shopping will have to happen much more for me, as 2 days ago I was severely rationed to only 2 of a kind for all groceries, & no allowance for even different flavours, or different types, though travel time is about an hour for a round trip
    I figure I will just enjoy the nice long drive to the supermarket!, all taking time. 🙂 enjoying the views.

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    • You are not sticking to the supreme dear leaders plan. Those paper hand towels are to be recycled as dunny paper and then disposed of.

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      • Certainly will be sticking them and a few other things where the sun doesn’t shine as far as dear leader goes. 🙂
        Noting our rubbish, transfer station was closed yesterday until further notice.

        Probably will restart again, as it is “state of emergency” and the “fire ban” is still on,
        Leptospirosis starts up as the mice & rats having had a good breeding season, and now looking to nest in that toilet paper and handy rice, noodles & flour

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  2. Cindy has a comms degree, and it’s occurred to me that she is, in fact, just the comms person for the government. She doesn’t actually do anything except relay information to the public. She can’t answer a question unless it’s been rehearsed. If asked one that isn’t on her list, she just uses the answer for another one. If a reporter tries to get her back on track she huffs “Let me finish”
    #commsgirl

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    • I see that “CCP ‘comm’ contagion” has spread well into the deep state of the cabinet, and oozes through so many of the talking heads, with the ‘ying’ and then the ‘yang’ of the questions being stylized to harmonize from the media.

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  3. I thought I’d check over at “The Standard” to ensure my thinking was correct..
    But for some odd reason I can’t get any further in than their home page.. If you click on each article you get a blank screen…
    Ah well, I’ll just have to risk being infected with all your folks’ opinions.

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  4. Now she wants a favour

    Remember that time when SLG went to Australia and attacked ScoMo for following international norms and deporting Kiwi crooks back to NZ?

    Now SLG is asking ScoMo for a favour. She wants Aussie to
    pay the dole to any Kiwis in Aus
    who get made redundant – even if they’re not entitled to it.

    It’s all take take take with Cindy.

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    • My baby (and the Irish son-out-law) are some of those made redundant on Monday over in Melbourne as eating places were closed down.
      I’ll vote Labour this election if Jacinda can convince the Aussies to look after all their dumped c. 1Million non-resident workers .

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      • I’m good on her for trying, but surely the answer is not:
        a) I know I’ve been shitting on you the whole time I’ve been in office – but can you be a good mate now Scott
        it should be
        b) NZ will agree to refund all benefit payments made by Aus to NZers over there – so long as they are processed through the Aus benefit system

        My point is – Ardern shits all over her international relationships to be a good fascist/socialist and then she wants them to look after her interests for free.

        She’s just like your average entitled millenial and it’s not a good way to run a nation’s international affairs.

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      • NOOOOO!

        You cannot stop that low. Can you?

        Morrison is ranting becuase people want a shuit down and he doesn’t.
        Typical aussies.

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  5. Morning campers!

    So it turns out a huge number of Kiwis have headed for the bach in rural locations. Now the local GP’s are saying those rural areas won’t have enough resources if those visiting the area require medical assistance. So much for the SLG saying kiwis could go where they liked for the month as long as they stay there. Something else on the growing list to fix eh Cindy.

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    • What body have they buried. Did I miss the “rich pricks “ death notice?
      On the upside, if he died this week they couldn’t give him the state funeral he so much wanted.

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      • And they won’t be able to give him another royal commission job to research this debacle.

        thank goodness. But she wil probably as k bloody Bolger or Clark, sadly.

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    • Pictures on the news of people pouring into Christchurch central city with a fair number of cars on the road. Are they all essential service workers?

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    • Are they made from the gravestones of the NZrs who died because the government wouldn’t screen arrivals at our borders and allowed plague carriers to enter at will?

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    • Kea, have you personally seen them? If so, would you be able to get a photo please?

      I mentioned to Peter Williams on Radio Magic your post. If you can get a photo to him or if Ed would put it up for all to see it would be good.

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      • You mean the tradies outside the Beehive?

        Yes. In fact I just saw them again. I nearly did take a photo.

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        • A ‘circus of keas’ would cause that much hassle, that I am sure they will beat a retreat. 🙂
          One kea with a video cam live-streaming would also cause consternation. 🙂

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        • Hack one of the cameras wifi? bluetooth, the computer file? 🙂
          A leak from one of those systems? 🙂
          A hijabi, or more better a burka, or niqab, ?
          Just make sure no feathers are showing 🙂

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        • With a face mask and dark glasses to protect your eyes
          Perfect cover
          You are just being responsible.

          Photo.. or it never happened

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  6. That police commissioner Mike Bush.

    Says people going to ATM , that seems to be interpreted as against the law.
    If not complying, arrest but not send to court.

    Essential workers, need to carry ID.
    Only essential workers, and have a letter.
    So where is my letter?
    The government relies on the post! haha…
    and many have to travel to where they collect their mail, like post boxes.
    Also to post a letter, will need to travel. hmmm

    I sort of hope that nonsense from dear leader and her most favoured “got your back” police has not oozed down to the local constable.

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    • Bush’s Christmas’s have all come at once. He never could have dreamed of this.
      “Don’t even think about going to the beach. . .”
      “If you’re in your car police may follow you to see where you’re going. . .”
      He’s an A-grade prick.

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      • Bush is a man so far out of his depth he would sink without trace were it not that he is so full of shit which is all that is keeping him afloat.

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      • True, now the government’s extortionist wing doesn’t even have to pretend to do their basic job anymore like investigate crime.

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    • The over reach by the police could be the last nail in the coffin for the current bunch of muppets ruining the country. I agree with the necessity of the lock down, but if the police act like Nazi Goons, there will be a back lash and smart politicians will pin this squarely on Jacinda. At the same time people also need to ensure that we do eradicate this virus as soon as possible.

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      • While isolation will work, it won’t halt the incubation of cases that are developing. I expect a couple of weeks before the virus begins to “run out of fuel” as a result of the lock-down.

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          • Ross – Milan contains many high end clothing makers now owned and staffed by Chinese who probably brought Covid with them. I understand most of the world supply of medical swabs are made in – MILAN.

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      • Right over – You are quite right but apart from David Seymour who are the smart politicians you imagine exist on the opposition benches, asking for a friend of course.

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    • Yes. I’m staggered that my local post shop has closed. But they tell me that mail will still be delivered! How the fuck do they expect people to post anything if they can’t buy stamps? Same applies to Courier Post. Apparently the couriers are ‘still operating’…. but the offices where you drop your package and buy the bags are closed.

      Doesn’t make sense.

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      • you say
        ‘Doesn’t make sense.’

        Nothing does when it is the COL

        It is ideology at any price, not pragmatism.

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        • Howitis.
          It is no longer referred to as the COL.
          As of yesterday it will be called “The “Collective”
          However, for ease of description, and strict adherence to the implementation of green policies which require us to practice ink saving reduction methods (ref: and Chapter Seventy twelve of the Writing Implements and Medium Controls Act 2020) one can, on occasion resort to using this abbreviation and only this abbreviation when referring to “The Collective”:
          COL.
          Got it.

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  7. I would like to thank John Weekes Senior Journalist for increasing my knowledge of WW2 history https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120573906/coronavirus-new-zealand-world-war-ii-veterans-advice-to-his-country-in-crisis I was previously unaware that there were any Allied navy ships in a position to see the Hiroshima Detonation or that NZ Navy Commanding Officers were aware in advance of the attack on Hiroshima. Do “Senior Journalists” actually have any experience in applying the sniff test?

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    • God – a quick look at the Map of Japan – Hiroshima pretty much impossible to see even from the west coast unless less than he horizon distance from shore, Nagasaki possible. Do journalists know how to fact check their shit using Mr Google? A submarine with prior info would be a possibility.

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  8. Congrat’s mum and dad on your Diamond wedding anniversary! 😍

    Today my parents are celebrating 65th years together! They were married on 26 March 1955.

    Well done mum and dad, x

    They are nearly 89 and 90 and Dad is determined to weather this virus to make it to his 90th birthday. With their four kids unable to be there to celebrate properly we wish them a happy day locked up together! 🍷🍷

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  9. Gold Is the money of Kings,
    Silver is the money of Gentlemen,
    Barter is the money of peasants,
    – But debt is the money of slaves
    – Norm Franz.

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    • Waikatogirl
      Yaaaaay, go ‘The Parents’!! Congrats are definitely in order to them. Thanks for sharing their milestone with us; quite makes the day.

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      • Thanks Komata, I’ll give them a call soon to wish them a happy day and check up on how their lockdown is going. They are bound to share a drink later to celebrate their special day.

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    • Gold Is the money of Kings,
      Silver is the money of Gentlemen,

      …and diamonds are a girls best friend! 🤑

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        • Dad was never one to spend grandly, so no diamonds. Sadly but understandably dad hadn’t even remembered it was their wedding anniversary. It made his day to find out they had been married 65 years ago today! No present from him for mum then, but she had bought him some alcoholic chocolates for them to have later. He was toddling off to the mailbox to retrieve the card I sent them – hope it arrived.

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  10. Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/03/prince-charles-tests-positive-for-coronavirus.html

    The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. Both Camilla and Charles are currently self-isolating in Scotland, and Charles has been able to continue working from home over the last few days.

    According to the Guardian, Prince Charles is “up and about” and in “good spirits”.

    Citing a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, the outlet said: “Her Majesty the Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on the morning of 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.”

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  11. Would it be a good idea to deem the runway repairs at Auckland Airport an essential construction activity. The state of the runway being considered a danger to life a few weeks ago. The next month would be an ideal opportunity with Christchurch and Whenupai to take up the load.

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    • You’d better shut up with that common sense practical and logical approach to dealing with things – that is NOT what is needed in Cindy’s Brave New World.

      Imagine if I’d said a year ago that the whole world would be confined to quarters for a month – no one would believe it.

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  12. I see the toilet paper crisis has been averted.
    The poolice are now giving out pootickets.

    Expect the sound of sirens to be a part of everyday / night life.

    I’m sure the maori infants are all safe at this time, and their Mum and 3 Dad’s will protect them with selfless acts of kindness.

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      • I am still reminded of the study in America, where black children were raised by white families and white children raised by black families.
        Amazingly enough, their IQ’s didn’t change. Environment didn’t affect outcome.
        Case in point, Colin Kappernick. He did stupid shit and is being ostracized.
        Being a (SJW) Silly Jaundice Wimp, backfired big time.

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        • “Environment didn’t affect outcome.”

          How many narratives (and whose?) does that statement contradict?
          //

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          • It appears that all the studies contradict each other.
            Modelling is also peppered with anomalies.
            Statement redacted.

            Racial IQ Differences among Transracial Adoptees: Fact or Artifact?

            Proponents of the hereditarian model have found the notion of confounding with home environment controversial. For instance, Lee [26] (p. 253) found confounding “very doubtful” because “[t]here exists no independent evidence that variables such as age at adoption exert effects on IQ lasting until late adolescence”

            https://www.mdpi.com/2079-3200/5/1/1/htm

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  13. Coronavirus: Motorhome resident says lockdown makes him ‘prisoner of the State’
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120574232/coronavirus-motorhome-resident-says-lockdown-makes-him-prisoner-of-the-state

    Prescott sued the Government after Jacinda Ardern’s announcement of a national lock down from 11:59 pm Wednesday.

    He said his home was a motorhome which had no warrant in a Whangaparāoa storage yard. The yard, deemed a non-essential service in the lockdown lexicon, was about to close its gates and lock up.

    Prescott claimed he’d be “a prisoner of the State” from 5pm Wednesday, when the storage yard would be locked.

    The motor mechanic and frequent litigant said the storage company was “effectively acting as agents of the New Zealand Government”. Prescott, now working as an emergency driver, was supposed to deliver a motorhome to Hastings on Thursday.

    He asked the court to make an order giving him the storage yard’s key.

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    • Prescott is an absolute Asshole, everyone is in lock down and frankly I think we need to follow the instructions no matter what we think of them. If it stops a death in NZ then its all well and good, It is what the health and medical department think is the best we can co. What ever we think of the PTPM it is not her making the choices, she is just the deliverer of the message at the end of the day. If we all play our part then we are doing the best we can. Italian friends of mine believe they should have shut the boarders and called a close down of everything earlier. They are living a hell of a life, but believe we should have done it earlier with a total lock down, closing down of our boarders and got rid of tourists ages ago and I have to agree. Many won’t agree with me but I am old and not particularly wanting to end my life due to covid19 thanks all the same. It doesn’t sound a particularly nice way to go.

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      • Yes and cruise ships, stopped, just look out the window,
        then any one going through an Australian airport after those passengers disembarked to travel on.

        Calls for tens of thousands to enter back into NZ this past week, to receive a nice brochure of isolation ideas.

        1000’s more to arrive, this week, to isolate ideas.
        But we all will all be blamed if there is a spike up, of positive tests, so the lock down will be have to be extended. Is that really workable?

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        • Bush announced triage at international airports will be to “ask incoming passengers if they have any symptoms. Only those showing symptoms will be put om quarantine.”

          I thought it had been established that one can already be infected with the virus before showing symptoms? Have the government not learnt from the nearly 300 currently infected – almost all recently arrived from overseas that they must have already been infected and waltzed across the NZ border undetected. Those infected numbers are already heading for the sky and they are still not taking precautions seriously enough!! Another 10,000 expected to arrive in the next week or so.

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  14. The Civil Aviation Authority has banned all private aircraft from flying during the lock-down, so the skies over Auckland are eerily quiet, except for the police helicopter doing its rounds, looking for whatever it is they look for.

    There will be such a drop in traffic fines and parking tickets that the government may lose so much money that it will be forced to let people once “drive aimlessly” (as Bush put it) to the beach (as long as they remain within their “bubbles.”

    Karioitahi beach cam: Just a horse owner (that’s a horse float) out exercising their thoroughbreds (racing is an esential industry, after all) http://www.kariaotahi.mobi/300Camera.html

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    • I just realized that the link to Karioitahi beach cam is live real time, so the hourse truck has now gone.

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    • At a buck a litre fuel tax the revenue drop will be huge.

      In a perfect world this would be a motivation to get things moving again but alas it is ideology driven by fools who adhere to 1850s theoretical musings.

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      • Just think of all the tax that the government is not going to get from a multitude of sources! Robbo may cry! Bet he’s going to raise some after!

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  15. One group I do believe may be at another risk is elderly people living alone who generally have interactions with family on a regular basis. Firstly from a psychological level these people may find the 4 weeks very stressful. Secondly purely from a physical safety point, if they get injured or fall and cant get to a phone and no one is going to be seeing them for a month, that could be catastrophic. Expect a number of things to rise. Family violence, divorce, suicide, financial destitution, mortgagee sales and a host of other unpleasant side affects. The police need to balance very carefully how they interrogate people on the street and ensuring that most people comply with the lock down. Harassing a person walking on the beach would be stupid, breaking up a group of youths parading down the street, another thing altogether.

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    • And that is where the Chief Commissioner Bush, got your back Ardern, is so stupid to raise about people going to ATM’s
      So long as they are doing the distancing, and like myself, used a face/baby disposable wipe, before & after on the keypad, and where is that single use plastic bag to put it in?

      Some super markets have a full on rationing system, only 2 items of certain types, so one may have to do many more than usual trips to the shop.

      Soon there will be a law like in California, that one can shop lift, so long as it not more than a $1000 dollars worth, but be very careful, no more than 2 items of similiar or Bush will arrest you, but probably no court case, unless you keep re-offending.

      In November 2014, California voters approved another criminal justice reform with far-reaching consequences: Proposition 47. With nearly 60 percent voter approval, Prop 47 reduced six non-violent felonies (including certain drug offenses) to misdemeanors, and required misdemeanor sentencing for property crimes in which the value of the property involved is less than [US$] $950.
      https://www.independent.org/publications/article.asp?id=9417

      I believe the problem was how California stuffed up its 3 strikes, and then the scheme was with that failure, not to adjust them to a more commonsense system, like our David Garret & ACT got done.

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  16. The narrative is changing on global warming

    You know the eco-fascists are in trouble when even the BBC starts throwing shade on them.

    The Chinese virus martial law provides a distraction and a break in continuity (just look at how quiet all of the cultish climate scaremongering is at the moment) and slowly the globalist media start criticising climate change policies.

    Then after we’ve all been brainwashed for a few weeks by only being able to talk to the cat – we enter a brave new world where we are supposed to totally forget about the wasted billions on Green lunacy and instead we now have to destroy our economies because of pandemic nervousness.

    We’re being lied to, all the time, every day about everything.

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    • Oh don’t worry they are now all at home just getting geared up to invade the internet. Greenpeace wis well onto this. Running petitions against the the Mt Messenger by pass.
      They will be working at it flatout now people have time to spend.

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    • Not ‘good for Sweden’ at all Alice. The Swedes have fucked their own country by allowing themselves to be invaded by literally millions of Muslims…. and now they resort to this stupid irresponsible behaviour.

      These people are idiots and they deserve to die in in agony with their lungs full of blood. Hopefully they will take their jihadi house pets with them.

      Fuckwits.

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      • Upon re-reading my comment, it occurs to me that I might have seemed a tad intolerant.

        Please don’t take my post to mean that I wish any ill-will towards dogs and cats. That wasn’t my intention.

        p.s. or ducks, Maggy.

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  17. Audio interview by Heather du Plessis-Allan

    Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown: Jacinda Ardern defends decision not to quarantine everyone arriving into NZ
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12319721

    This meant quarantining those that were symptomatic, weren’t planning to self-isolate or didn’t have the means to safely return to their home to self-isolate.

    “The best way that we can do that is put those at the highest risk, those who are symptomatic, or those that are unable to isolate themselves as they travel to get to their final destination, or who cannot self-isolate themselves, into an approved facility.

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    • Out of all the crap we’re putting up with over the lockdown this is one issue that really boils my piss. For the next week we have to put up with a bunch of selfish “world citizens”, many of whom will be rotten with Covid-19, returning home & waltzing over the place with gay abandon.

      A pox on the queer arseholes along with their viruses.

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      • Ardern should go out with all the rest of her governing “welcome home” kindness committee and give them karakia, haka and with that affirming hugs, a good nose rubbing sniffing hongi. to make them all feelz good.

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    • But PM to do what you suggest you have to test people first–even a simple temperature check to start will whittle down the numbers to test. But you idiots were not even doing that until recent days. A MASSIVE fail on the part of this Government.

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      • Yes worth the temperature test though I would not rate that as minimum.

        Many people just take paracetamol and or ibuprofen, and I know they are very effective and amazing at reducing temperature.

        I believe aspirin, dispirin can also aid in temperature control.

        Full on quarantine, lock in room, monitored, regular daily health checks, by a haz mat team, and at least the full 14 days!

        If that can not be done, then do not come to NZ!

        To threaten NZ’ers that it will be them to blame if the lock down does not work, and that is measured by new cases. hmmmm…….

        Leaving all the doors and windows, open whilst stoking the fires of lock down, whilst complaining about the cold, as the wind from the Antarctic blows through,

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      • Ardern is entirely responsible if the death toll explodes in NZ. She refused to vigorously manage the entry point for the disease until it was well established here.

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        • S C ,she said many times “we don’t need more stringent checks at international borders yet” and right up until she came up with her LEVELS idea thousands of travelers were simply walking into our country unchecked and vanishing into our populace to spread the filthy Xi Jinping virus.

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    • The Koran-a-virus ideology will still be a very real danger to Western liberty, even after we have contained the Coronavirus.

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  18. Nurse: “We need a stool sample and a urine sample.”
    Man to wife: “What did she say?”
    Wife to husband: “They want your underwear.”

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    • Husband to wife”-“For that semen sample just let them swab inside your mouth. I am all tired out.

      How to get a saliva sample.

      “Chinese lady with corona virus caught spitting on fruits in Australian store”
      https://youtu.be/Z7DMKQ0vhzM
      21 seconds. : Mar 23, 2020
      The evidence comes to light.

      Terrorism?
      What ideology are they putting first?
      Which country do they put first?
      So who is it risking lives? Ardern???
      So Ardern , Labour Greens, NZ First, want more immigration under the UN Global Migration Pact you signed with Winson Peters?

      What will be the Australian judge’s sentence?
      We all know what Chinese Justice would do!

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  19. Will Greta Doomberg and Bonny Mc PC Charles share a stage please?
    We’ve really, really, missed your occults, shenanigans and general bullshit.
    Cheers.

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  20. What a disgusting piece of Deep State garbage.

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Was Accused Of Covering Up Cholera Epidemics In Africa

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, was accused in 2017 of downplaying cholera epidemics that hit Ethiopia and Sudan.
    A group of American doctors wrote that Tedros was “fully complicit in the terrible suffering and dying” that stemmed from a cholera outbreak in Sudan.
    Before that, Tedros faced allegations that he refused to investigate three cholera outbreaks when he served as Ethiopia’s health minister.
    He is now under fire for accepting the communist Chinese government’s spin about its handling of coronavirus, which has killed more than 16,000 people to date.

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/world-health-organization-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-cholera-coronavirus/

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    • Thanks Bn as it shows up all the “virtual signaling” types in our government.

      And it is the same ideology that many still follow here in New Zealand like in supporting Robert Mugabe’s inter tribal blood bath when he first came into power.
      Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recognized what he said was the wonderful improvement to Zimbabwe’s health systems , when promoting Robert Mugabe to be a “good will ambassador” for WHO in 2017.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tedros_Adhanom#Mugabe_Goodwill_Ambassador_controversy

      So who should we believe when such a rascal, also in league with the Chinese Communist Party are running covers over what they are supposed to have so much knowledge about, and then this CCP virus.

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      • Now that they have exposed the fraud and intentional spreading of misinformation by this demon.
        The UN will now have explain to their choices and directives based on the same misinformation.
        If the the self appointed and selected leaders believe the people are on to them, the stasi will be deployed,
        We see those draconian measures being implemented here in good ole ‘NZ’.
        If the UN aren’t held to account….we are doomed.
        However, I hold out hope.
        Economists are asking some pertinent questions now:
        If the Fed are currently printing unlimited money and asking for zero interest doesn’t this mean the need for taxes is no longer required. Tax is the tool the UN uses to steal from us.
        https://twitter.com/Vis_in_numeris/status/1241905410157805568

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  21. WE WERE RIGHT! Dr. Birx Confirms WHO Was WAY OFF in Their 3.4% Mortality Rate and It Will Likely Drop Under 1% As TGP Predicted

    Last Monday The Gateway Pundit FIRST reported on the controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Tedros claimed in a press conference on March 3, 2020, that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was 3.4% and many multiples higher than the common flu mortality rate of 0.1%.

    This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest economic panic in world history.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/we-were-right-dr-birx-confirms-who-was-way-off-in-their-3-4-mortality-rate-and-it-will-likely-drop-under-1-as-tgp-predicted/

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    • Simon was on ZB not long ago, and he was asked about the flights into NZ still happening.
      He spent some time saying they support the Govt response, the financial relief and the lock down, but then after all that was out of the way he said that we should be isolating the people actively.
      We have the places, such as military bases, he said. He notes that most cases are coming into NZ from overseas (or rather, that we know).
      I had to note that he bent over backwards to agree with the government -sadly he has to now, since he will be torn to shreds by the MSM, but he did at least make clear that he thinks we are too lax on the borders around pamphlets and sending them on – to shop at the same supermarkets we all do.
      Madness really.

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  22. Just out interest , I put a Stuff article about how surfies were being advised to keep apart etc. if going surfing and I was wondering how Bush would handle it given his stance on walking along the beach. But it has gone I cannot find it on Stuff now. Has Bush been at work.

    While talking about Bush –why is he needed ? Doesn’t the Police Minister have faith in his new top cop?

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    • Who is the top cop?
      You would expect him to be fronting this police operation not the old has been.
      Cindy still has a use for her poodle plod it seems.

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    • No surfing allowed – it is deemed you may need rescuing. Same reasoning for not taking the boat out. Stuff must have been contacted by those in control of the official propaganda.

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      • But the First Fuckwit blogged that we could all go fishing and surfing. Since retracted. Clarke may have got a jolly good bitch-slapping for that. Tho I’m sure Winston didn’t get a slapping for saying we could go hunting.

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  23. The Chinese government will have a good idea of how many of their citizens are incapacitated.

    All the CCP has to do is check the telephone records and see how many smartphone subscribers have suddenly become inactive (and their geographical location). A very useful tool for an authoritarian government, indeed.

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  24. “Breaking News ”
    Prince Charles is self isolating with Covid-19
    Prince Andrew is self isolating with Sophie-15

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      • No Im still in Phuket. Locked down in paradise. Still allowed out but there is a night time curfew 1900-0700.
        Malls are closed and restaurants can only deliver food or you can pick up. Many other places are ‘closed’ but open if you know what I mean. Knob polishing etc is available if you’ve got the balls (excuse the pun).
        Plenty of food in stock, booze etc. No toilet paper issues as we use the bum gun.
        Tourists have all but disappeared so now I can swim and lie on the beach without having to look at all the fat farangs strutting about in there dental floss G Bangers. Initially I was going balls out to get to Aussie, that didnt eventuate, and in a way I am glad. Take care down there. Cindys got ya back so you’ll be right. //

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  25. BrentonTarrant has pleaded guilty to all charges.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/412640/christchurch-mosque-attacks-gunman-pleads-guilty-to-all-charges

    A disappointment was expressed that the muslims in general could not attend court.
    Seems like sentencing will be only after the CCP virus lockdown, so as many muslims as possible can attend.

    So does that frees up the Royal Commission Report to be reported in full and in the not too far off future?
    So now things may be able to be fully spoken about, as it will not have any effect on a trial.

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    • There was to be no platform given to Brenton during his trial to express his views and it was an open and shut case with his own video being used as evidence.

      We can now all forget he existed and get on with putting that saga behind us.

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    • Maybe someone hatched a cunning plan when they realised they could do this without all the media attention and wailing people?

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    • Very sure this LFO does not wish to attend. Now the twerp has pleaded guilty we can again reflect on the knee jerk government reaction that impacted on so many law abiding citizens as democratic process and reasonableness was swept aside for ideology.

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    • I thought his manifesto stated he would drag it out, Not Guilty, and claim to be a partisan resisting the enemy occupier?
      Seems he has dropped nuts for some reason.
      He might not have got media air time to promote his views, but it seems he has reneged on part of his plan – but only after he massacred a lot of people?
      I am very surprised and really wonder why he had a change of heart.

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  26. So doomers and preppers – went to the supermarket.

    Calm and orderly. Plenty of food. People were warm and friendly. Smiled at the nice policeman.

    I wish Wellington was always like this.

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    • Calm and orderly, as the special of 4 tins for $6 was stuffed by only allowing 2 items of that type, and the shelves of many things were full for the things I was buying. Even the staff admitted I was not hoarding, but rules are rules, so many things I simply left at the counter.

      So soon will have to travel again for another day out to the supermarket, but will my card bounce?
      It would seem ATM’s are not a place to go for moving funds, checking how much credit there is.
      Calm orderly is the call by Police Commissioner in inferrng that atms are not a good idea.,

      Also heard this morning another super market was also doing the only up to 2 items as my local.
      Seems there is a supply shortage! if they can not restock the shelves! and many of their customers would have up to an hours drive round trip.

      Very doubtful that the Rural Delivery or Courier System, or Supermarket Town Delivery would work, let alone considering where those GPS systems take people, as the Councils only want to charge high fees for their marking system.

      Still can go out and hunt, to keep the dogs feed and some good cuts to fry & roast.

      Worst things could happen, like being stuck on a cruise ship, and some other places.
      Exercise, walks, oxygen to the brain, a smile, laugh, lower the blood pressure., as Fred Dagg “we do not know how lucky we are”

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      • Just go thru the check out, put your stuff in the car and go around again as necessary! Not rocket science, people!

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      • Not allowed to ATMS !!
        Close down the cash economy
        Track all transactions electronically
        The Pincer movement is underway.

        Stasi can follow you on the way to the supermarket and ask what you are up to
        This is because there was (I can see deliberately now) no method to do this like pre register online that is what one is doing.
        The idea is to give the Navy Blue Gang the chance to pretend it’s 1981 again.
        Minto sticks will out next week

        For all the nagging about Carless Days in 1979 it was waaay bedda organised than this.

        In a month we will be yearning for the freedoms the people of East Germany had pre 1989.

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  27. We should all have some compassion for those poor 120 creatures in that big house in Wellington ,they’re on holiday for three weeks and can’t take free trips all over the planet with the best accomodation,food,transport,wines and liqueurs ,be chauffeur driven like some Hollywood billionaire and meet all the movers and shakers worldwide, my heart bleeds for them all.
    And poor Whinestone,he’s going to have to get used to no whiskies,faggs or overseas trips with his multi millionaire squeeze at our expense,I feel terrible for him.
    And our leader Jacinda won’t be able to get her arse onto that 757 for many months,shocking for her.
    when it comes down to it our sacrifice is minuscule compared to those poor buggers.
    And amazingly all the west auckland liqour stores are open ,don’t know how long that’ll last but be advised there are plod everywhere northwest and its hard to figure why the liquor stores are open ,does that mean booze is classed the same as essential shopping and only in west Auckland ?

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    • Simple

      In West Akl and invercargill – perhaps other places- there are Liquor Trusts and therefore supermarkets cannot sell booze.
      Ergo, in those places they are as essential as Supermarkets.

      it has been decreed.

      I seem to recall that Pak n Save, Little Mogadishu, has a liquor outlet inside with a separate till.

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  28. This morning I thought I had COVID 19
    I had a headache, racing heart, clammy skin.

    Them I turned off the TV with all the yakking heads and verbal diarrhea
    The virus was gone.

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  29. This is a bit long but it is a good news story about a NZ company. It is from China Skinny which is a marketing/ promotion company in China, run by a couple of guys from the US. They send out weekly newsletters as a way to promote their services.

    “At China Skinny, we’ve been closely following and strategizing initiatives that businesses can take to ‘make lemonade’ from the lemons that have been dealt from the virus. One of our favourite case studies is Les Mills International from New Zealand, led in China by Jane Jiang. We hope you find some applicable insights from how they have adapted to the COVID-19 environment.

    Les Mills International works with 140,000 fitness instructors and 20,000 clubs worldwide to deliver “the world’s best workouts” and is New Zealand’s largest exporter of music. The company had been experiencing strong growth in China on the back of the fitness boom.

    Yet in late January when China went into COVID-19 lockdown, the gym industry was one of the hardest hit. Even as measures have eased, gym-goers haven’t rushed back to their circuits and workouts. With a business model reliant on the sustainability of fitness clubs, Les Mills’ China office could have rightfully gone into meltdown. But it didn’t.

    Les Mills’ customer-focus is evident, with its first focus during the outbreak to reach out to its clubs and instructor customers. They did what they could to understand their challenges and show they cared, sending messages and offering flexibility around licensing.

    Beyond its core business, the outbreak provided an opportunity for Les Mills to accelerate the digital initiatives that it had been exploring since Jane took the helm. One initiative was an online training program which launched in February. Locked into their apartments and going a little stir-crazy, instructors were all over the new program to expand their repertoire. Prior to the outbreak, Les Mills’ upskilled about 1,000 instructors at their quarterly events. With their online training, they streamed to 2,800 folk in one session. Not only did this allow them to reach more instructors – including some beyond their five target cities, but lower costs to serve which led to profits being 2.5 times higher. Instructors found new benefits from the interactive online programs, such as allowing them to go back and watch them many times. 73% of those participating said they’d love to have both online and offline programs going forward.

    Another part of Les Mills’ digital initiative involved launching a WeChat Mini Program to expand its reach. This provided free workouts and other content, allowing Chinese consumers cooped up in their apartments to stay fit and sane. Part of that sanity came from Les Mills’ kid’s programs – 15 minute workouts for 4-14 year olds. With parents already struggling to juggle working from home with kids there too, the program gave parents a small break. As we know, anything in China that shows a little love to the precious only child/children, is well received. Users were offered prizes to regularly check in and post photos which increased engagement further.

    The move is Les Mills’ first foray into the direct to consumer (D2C) model in China. Last week they launched paid livestream classes which has seen around 1,500 people pay ¥90 ($13) to watch four interactive classes. This leaves the company well placed to take advantage of the steep uptick of both in-home exercising and livestreaming. The saleable packages also provide opportunities for multilevel marketing (MLM) to Les Mills’ existing community, allowing them to expand their own offering with complementary services that are on trend right now. Similarly, online promotions at Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day saw online sales of equipment in February equal all of 2019’s sales.

    In addition, Les Mills has also used the outbreak to accelerate its partnership discussions with Alibaba. This includes providing content on 5-6 of Alibaba’s channels such as Youku (China’s Youtube) and Alibaba’s productivity app Dingtalk. Although Dingtalk is predominantly work-focused, Alibaba realises the benefits of people take a break from their day job to exert some energy. Les Mills workouts were viewed and practiced over half of million times within one week through the partnership with Alibaba.

    Keeping teams engaged over periods of outbreaks and uncertainty has been challenging for most businesses, and this was further exasperated by the enforced remote working in China. Yet Jane’s leadership and clear direction during the crisis, with increased health and safety precautions in place, paid taxis to and from work, and assurance that there would be no layoffs in the foreseeable future has seen the team “never be so united and engaged.”

    Gyms are now starting to open again in China, although it will be some time before they are back to the crowded hives of activity that they were before the outbreak. Nevertheless, Les Mills is likely to emerge stronger than it was before, with complementary digital channels, more profitable systems and new avenues to grow their revenue and customer-base.

    The one thing Jane wishes she’d done differently is “build the D2C online platforms a year ago,” which would have enabled Les Mills to expand their penetration as soon as the outbreak happened. “Crisis in Chinese means danger and opportunity. Resilience and confidence are the best friends accompanying us to seek opportunities when crisis is inevitable,” says Jane.

    Les Mills illustrates that even businesses in the most impacted industries can come out ahead during these challenging times. The lessons aren’t just about succeeding in times of crisis, but also finding time to explore other marketing, sales and training channels during normal periods. “

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  30. Tradies still working away still outside the Beehive. Those paving stones must be laid, no matter how many dead tradies it takes.

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  31. There has been no (apparent) planning whatsoever for the lockdown.
    They should have had a fully resourced bunker by the 5th of March
    Wargaming.
    Of course the Green slime would have opposed that despite them being the most confrontational arseholes in Parliament

    Get Reps in from all industries.
    Get ACC to give the planning committee all classes of business, and IRD to identify how many in that category
    Then get industry representatives to present their case for providing service.

    This is of course optimistic because we saw with the dreadful gun legislation passed by ALL Parties except ACT that they only allowed a pretend consultation.
    In a sensible world they would get the businesses to present their case, with numbers.

    This lockdown will likely be 6 to 8 weeks.
    In that time various electronic items will break down.
    The businesses like Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman could tell you normal purchase rates.
    Things that will break down and are critical to modern living include Fridge, Freezer, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave, television, modem, computer/phone/device.

    A sensible government would have allowed something like Harvey Norman to open at least one day a week and Noel Leeming another or perhaps more frequently.
    If a well stocked freezer (common right now) breaks down there is a lot that can be lost quickly.
    The insurance companies need to be brought into the tent on this.
    A competent planning committee would even allow the people to register online for the item they need and have an authority to travel either printed out or sent to a phone/device. All the technology is there.
    They could even select and pay for the item on line before travelling. Or select on line and have delivered.

    The fact that this was never done shows either 1) massive incompetence or 2) pursuit of ideology in order to control people.
    …To create austerity when there is no need.

    They needed a 1917 situation
    This was always the critical element for the commies to take over.
    They needed chaos.
    This is the opportunity.
    Non commies would have planned around this.
    This is pure dogmatic Ideology at work.
    During your Home D it might be time to watch Dr Zhivago or Reds (1981)

    In 6-8 weeks plumbing will break and electrical infrastructure will fail.
    These will need fixing.
    There has been no planning.
    Therefore there will be bit by bit reaction to ease up on the poor decisions
    …. offset by resistance from the politburo to ease up as it will show their incompetence(ideology) .

    For an outfit that built less than 200 houses out of 10,000 we do not need further proof of their incompetence.
    It has been on display for 30 months.
    They were never capable of running a government by leadership.
    They can only operate by Diktat.
    The time is here.

    Plumbers and electricians are more important than yakking head media critters.
    They are an essential service. Not fecking Rabbit face Gower and J-J-J-Johnny Campbell
    The corrupt media has been placed ahead of useful people (Fridge salesmen, plumbers, sparkies) because they actively support the corrupt ideology.
    This is a war. They (2M’s = Marxists and media) are the enemy.

    We are under house arrest.
    See it for what it really is.
    1917- done before lunchtime.

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  32. Bingo. A common sense, no bs take on we the people.

    West can’t cope with Covid-19 because of DOCILIANS, the pampered herd whose demand for ZERO RISK actually risks killing thousands

    Docilians
    Western societies have become docile, having others protect them while feeling entitled to benefits without risks. They no longer had to manage their own risks as any hazards were regulated out via their policy system.

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/483979-coronavirus-risk-western-society/

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  33. 78 new cases today.
    283 total, confirmed and probable

    Pharmaceuticals: prescription medicines will be limited to 1 month supply to maintain stocks from 11.59pm tonight.

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      • They say no shortage but there is a bottleneck of containers at the wharves with non-essential containers cluttering up the place and making it impossible to transport out those goods that require delivering. Expect huge delays with some items if they don’t find somewhere to store 1400 cars arriving this week and lots and lots of non-essential containers. But then they need empty containers to fill with exported goods… They haven’t thought this through!

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    • It less than a week, the number of cases in New Zealand has gone from the tens to the hundreds. Despite the lockdown, incubating cases will emerge before the virus is starved of new hosts. I expect the number of cases to be in the thousands in a week, before the isolation measures begin to do their work.

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    • Bush …… He said eight of the 360 that turned up at Auckland Airport today had symptoms, and about 160 did not have self isolation plans when they arrived.

      So after an airport terminal, stuck in a tin can, and only 8 have the symptons. hmmmm sounds like a cruise ship.

      Paraphrased.
      Very much rationing tests, as question asked, why were not all the passengers tested as they arrive.
      1) Not enough test systems so risk using up all the available tests which should better used testing more likelihoods.
      2) Some people may test negative, but later may become positive.

      My answer, simply stop arrivals if a full lock-down quarantine with guards can not be done.

      The government is already pointing fingers to the public, that if they believe there is not enough compliance, and the numbers keep going up, then it is OUR fault.

      Either there is a problem or there is not..
      They are the ones who have decided right or wrong that there is a major problem.
      So the procedure can not be, a little bit pregnant. so only half arse the solution, that will cost many people.

      If a farm was run like this, and not complying to control M.bovis then that government would severely burn that farmer with fines, penalties, costs, and no compensation.
      So the fall in line and comply.

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      • The Govt has obviously not heard of the testing kits the Aussies are getting which give a result in 15 minutes. If they had heard of them and were getting some, we would all know about it.

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  34. Mad Butcher angers people by declaring itself an ‘essential service’, vowing to stay open during COVID-19 lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2020/03/mad-butcher-angers-people-by-declaring-itself-an-essential-service-vowing-to-stay-open-during-covid-19-lockdown.html

    “Please shop like you normally would and remember there is no need to stockpile. Please only buy what you need and be fair to others,” the company says.

    “Remember, we’ll remain open – MAD BUTCHER is a core essential service and we are fully dedicated to supporting Kiwis through this.”

    Customers took to the comments to slam decision.

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    • Why. They should be open just like a suopermarket, Obviously don’t feed the Labour Party Funds.

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    • Fine Wine Deliveries is also staying open as an essential service; but online / phone orders only. The government made a specific change for online purchases of alcohol. And the Fine Wine people went so far as to check with the government if they could do this and received confirmation.

      Our local community though is in a lather about this.

      “Be Kind” only seems to apply when it’s things you agree with.

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  35. Oh no!!
    The chick at the end of my street has run out of pink hair dye!!
    Faaaaaaaargh!!

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      • Something I am finding rather amusing at the mo is the dog owners, who once paid teenagers to walk their pooches, are having to walk the dogs themselves.
        I’ve seen the dogs before but, jeez man, the actual owners are huge.
        One guy had to stop and lean on a tree to catch his breath and a lady who ‘stooped for poop’ stumbled forward because of her inexperience in handling ungainly weight shifts.

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  36. If you are driving and the police stops you and asks for ID, should you hand it over?
    Would it be wise to hand it over?
    After all he will be breaking that distance rule if he comes too close, so only natural to keep the window up, and the door locked.
    If he touches it, then surely he is receiving illegal goods, as why should you be letting him take your possible formates that could be on the card, that could contaminate him.
    Then he takes it to his machine to contaminate it with all the others that he has processed and brings it back to contaminate you.
    So do those cards fade out after so much bleach spray? or hand sanitiser or hand wash.
    Are we expected to wear that risk, that if that happens could easily extend this lockdown period?

    All this hygiene issue is as only as strong as the weakest link,

    They can Identity you, in a way through the registration plates.

    It would seem that WOF’s may not be done which is another issue, yet people need to go shopping for food, fuel, firewood, money, ATM etc…..
    What about the registration being paid for and receipt for the stickers.

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  37. This is crap, they are saying there is no shortage but are restricting supply. If they are referring to prescription medicines GP’s won’t write a prescription for more than 3 months supply which is standard for most medications. I have one prescription they already only issue on a monthly basis. Nothing has changed unless patients are shopping around to 2 and 3 different GP’s for extra prescriptions of their medications. The supply lines must be in trouble due to mis-handling of the lockdown by the COL.

    Coronavirus: Stockpiling Kiwis cause pharmacies to limit drug access during lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-stockpiling-kiwis-cause-pharmacies-to-limit-drug-access-during-lockdown.html

    “We have seen some stockpiling from people, unfortunately,” he said.

    “There is no problem with the supply chain at the moment, but we do not want to get into a position where some people are unable to get the pharmaceuticals that they need, because others have them stockpiled at home.”

    From 11:59pm on Thursday, pharmacists will be required to limit dispensing of all funded pharmaceuticals to one month’s supply, or three months’ supply for oral contraceptives.

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    • As always with #commsgirl, you have to read between the lines.
      “There is no problem with the supply chain, but we don’t want to get in the situation where people can’t get drugs”
      means
      “There’s a problem with the supply chain, but we don’t want you to panic”

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      • Are the doctors now going to charge yo three times to get the normal prescription.
        I don’t think you will get a freebie!

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        • You will still be given the 3 month script from the GP but the pharmacy won’t dispense you the normal 3 month supply at once. They are dispensing 1 month at a time so you will have to go back to the pharmacy 3 times, instead of once. Won’t cost you any more, just more potential exposure to virus instead of being at home.

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  38. Here’s a thought. Why dont they park up 2 cruise ships somewhere and put all of the sick kiwis on them. Everyone in one place, keep separation, doctors and nurses there as well.

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    • Jesus Kea. I am beginning to worry about you. This morning you were reporting from the grounds of Parliament. Now you are out in the bush up in the hills. I suppose tomorrow you will be reporting from the shores and boats on the harbour.
      What is it you do for a living?

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  39. Well the free entertainment is available for all.

    Pornhub has proved to be an unlikely hero in the fight against the coronavirus after making its premium service free to the world pledging to donate 50,000 surgical masks.

    As part of the company’s efforts to help fight Covid-19, Pornhub is hoping its premium service will encourage people to stay at home and self-isolate.

    Not only that, but tens of thousands of masks have been donated to the coronavirus frontline.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12319816&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&fbclid=IwAR2PMw1ST6LJBgb4_0iH9-ppOBo3o8gly1difecJDA0J0_UL_MkJY6wWIS0

    fill your booties.

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      • Perhaps we could get Kea to do an eye in the sky report on what V2’s up to.

        Our friend from Tauranga is getting on a bit & so long as he remembers his glasses twenty minutes of Pornhub with or without a mask could be the end of him! 🙂

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        • I posted the news report just for naaska. I just knew you would be bored.
          Still a young fella. (well some days).
          What part of the country are you self isolating in. Been licked out of the Doc camp yet. Has Hone come and knocked on your door?

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  40. I have just come home from a couple of days in Waikato Hospital, the place is spic and span and sans patients, other than emergency cases that is, they have had a years supply of hand sanitiser nicked as well as face masks, they were having to hand out small soaps to patients, the screening was good and all the nurses that I spoke to were willing to go into the fray for the good of the country, having gotten up there by ambulance there were some hoops to get through to get home, drs letters for my daughter to explain why she was out of zone but they are all up there fighting the good fight. May they not be overwhelmed.

    Unsung heroes.

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      • Glad to be home with a ph charger and my damn computer, the wifi up there doesn’t like ysb, I have done it before but not having ones own charger is a bitch. They hadn’t had a covid19 admission when I left about 3 pm.

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  41. #betterbriefingstories
    Don’t think they were listening to you, Mike

    “As the country began its first day of a minimum 4-week Covid-19 lockdown, Kirstin McNabb told the Herald her parents, aged 68 and 74, were going for a walk around Hamilton Lake about 11am today when they were stopped by police.

    “They live on Lake Rd so were going for a walk around the lake … they pulled them over and told them that they had to go home and Dad said, ‘well i thought we were still allowed to walk’, and they said that was at alert level 3, we’re now at alert level 4.”

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    • sounds like the mesage from head plod mikey hasn’t got through to the rank and file.

      Can I go to work or leave my house?

      New Zealand is now at Alert Level 4. Everyone should stay at home – but you may leave to get essential supplies.

      You cannot go to work. Work from home if you can.

      Vulnerable people in particular should stay at home, and ask others to pick up supplies for them. You just need to ask them to leave these at the door, rather than come in. Drop offs at the door (rather than coming in) will protect vulnerable people from exposure to COVID-19.

      Anyone may go for a walk or exercise and enjoy nature, but keep a two metre distance from other people at all times.

      Time for plod to get it right and leave us alone.

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    • People are not ignoring it because they don’t know the rules. Its because of their contempt for Ardern.

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      • They never communicated rules because they never prepared any
        we have not been calling them stooopid for 2.5 years for no reason.
        They are thick and thick people don’t plan ; they react.

        This is the crowd that has to committee everything as they are clueless.
        Even then it is a cluster.

        No rules gives far too much discretion to the cops.
        GDR 1980

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  42. They have found the money tree. This was passed under urgency in Parliament yesterday. h/t KB

    “Imprest Supply (Third for 2019/20) Bill. This authorises further expenditure to 30 June 2020 of $52 billion to cover emergency spending. The largest blank cheque in our history Parliament has given the Government. $40 billion is for operational expenses, $10 billion for capital expenditure and $2 billion for capital injections”

    Capital gains tax will be back on the table very soon.

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  43. My wife has just told me about the live FaceBook thing Ardern did last night. All her fans were fawning all over her with comments.

    This confirms to me that Simon Bridges has lost the plot. Bridges says they are suspending their election campaign efforts while Ardern is milking the current situation for all it is worth, for political gain.

    Time for Bridges to move over and let someone with some political nous and a bit of mongrel to take over. He is doing everything he can to lose the election for National.

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    • Its too late for that. Nationals mongrel left the building back in 2016.
      Bridges thinks to much about not hurting some ones feelz, instead of being the attack dog he needs to be.

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      • Bridges would be an ideal leader for the Dept of Internal Affairs.

        As a Leader of the Opposition he’s fucking hopeless. Period!

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        • To top it off we have just had volunteer from the Labour Party ring, asking if all OK with the lock down etc. ( do not know how they got our number).
          Wake up Bridges, they are laughing at you, suspending electioneering.

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  44. 2 tradies working on Lampton Quay putting up lettering for a new chemist shop. Runners and groups of walkers everywhere. As I write.

    I saw more people on my usual bush run today than at any other time.

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  45. Down with her peeps? Cindy on FB:

    Jacinda Ardern discussed alternatives to ‘loud honk’ COVID-19 mobile phone alert
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/jacinda-ardern-discussed-alternatives-to-loud-honk-covid-19-mobile-phone-alert.html

    A COVID-19 emergency alert message described as “ear splitting” was sent to mobile phones on Wednesday night, and the Prime Minister says she discussed alternative ways of getting the message to Kiwis.

    In a Facebook video update posted after the Civil Defence message was sent out, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explained to New Zealanders what had just happened and why it was necessary to fight the coronavirus.

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  46. Arderns media are amping up the hysteria with absurd headlines that 80,000 could die in NZ 🤪

    This is total bullshit. I believe socialist governments want our economy to collapse. Countries only turn to communism when they are on their knees socially and economically.

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    • When all these death do not happen Cindy can say that she has saved all our lives by taking decisive action…… sorry had stop so I could vomit … she is our saviour.

      In her mind…

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  47. Funny how decisions have consequences. Of course we would not expect Cindy and co the know about stuff like this.
    It will become quite serious very quicly.

    A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn’t recognise that all freight must move in the State of National Emergency, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.

    “We now have a situation where many businesses that receive some of that freight are closed and there is nowhere for it to go. If it is deemed by the Government to not be essential, it cannot be moved. Even by the end of this week, some ports will be struggling. If containers aren’t unloaded there will be a shortage of containers for goods going out.”

    https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/238172-all-freight-is-essential-and-must-move-warns-rtf.html

    Back to work truckers and warehouses.

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    • The mitigation hysteria is way worse than the virus.

      The entire global death toll of Covid-19 is still less than the USA death toll for ordinary flu this season.

      Ponder that for a moment. Then look at the world crumbling before you.

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      • Exactly

        Hospitals have cancelled all non urgent suregy and there are only 200 cases in the whole country.
        some are not even in hospital.

        Again. things do not stack up.
        They never will with the mule toothed commie.

        There would be more than 200 people in hospital from accidents in a typical weekend.

        I think you are correct Kea.
        The total number of deaths will be about 300 to 800.
        A lot of carry-on for this.
        There were 800 road deaths a year during the 1970s without people getting too fussed.
        They still got in their cars and drove.
        That was on a population base of less than 3 million

        https://www.transport.govt.nz/mot-resources/road-safety-resources/road-deaths/annual-number-of-road-deaths-historical-information/

        It is a massive misdirection for nefarious purposes.

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      • A local medical professional was screaming at people for standing around 2m away from each-other having a chat outside their apartments this afternoon. 2 hours later, that same person is online asking for a phone because their son’s one broke and if anybody has a spare for them. Which would involve pickup, hard surfaces, etc.

        World’s gone mad?

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  48. So the police weren’t guarding mosques last year?
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12319711
    Do you anticipate police having to be used to guard supermarkets and other essential services?

    Guarding is not something we do, but we’ll be highly visible. There may be other resources available to act as guards. I know a lot of the public service are closing their doors and their guards will be available, so we can move that other workforce around to help us do this stuff.

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  49. I took the online test and won a case of skyrockets.
    Fuck I’m good.
    I rang Spewshub to give them my address and the buggers hang up on me. Bastards.
    Pissed off now.
    I am currently writing a letter to the Prime Minister, to express my disgust, (With C.V attached… just in case)
    Anybody know his name per chance?

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  50. Second Chinese Property Developer flew 82 tonnes of medical supplies to China from Australia…
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/second-developer-flies-82-tonnes-of-medical-supplies-to-china-20200326-p54e8n.html

    “As the surge of coronavirus infections increases, healthcare workers are becoming desperate. “The shortage of personal protective equipment in NSW hospitals is scandalous,” one healthcare worker told the Herald. “Doctors and nurses on the front line feel inadequately protected, exposed and vulnerable.”

    In one major Sydney hospital “junior doctors are being told there are only 30 N95 masks available for all operating theatres”. The healthcare worker said this was forcing people to source masks from the “black market,” the quality of which is dubious.

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    • In contrast; a friend of ours in China is donating and shipping 1,000s of masks to New Zealand in support of our local medical staff.

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