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  1. Bread and circuses.
    I am tempted to cycle over to the MacDonald’s in Greenlane to see how long the drive-thru line is.
    The nation is facing its greatest crisis in years, so people are desperate for a symbol of the good times.

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      • I bet the price has gone up.
        I would love to see a graph of the price of a Big Mac in New Zealand over the past 20 years.

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        • And don’t forget to add that the size has shrunk over the same period of time.

          I can remember when a Big Mac was a decent meal on its own, now it barely rates as a snack !

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    • We’ll have to wait for Odakyu-sen to break deep cover before we know whether the nation has lost its collective sanity. 🙂

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        • Did Jizya Jacinda have anything of interest to say to Mike Hosking this morning? I can’t bear the sound of her voice so couldn’t bring myself to listen.

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          • She lied when asked about the roadblocks, saying they were always staffed by police. She defended her actions in handling Deborah Russell – saying she needed to look after her MP’s. She lied when she said she’s always said elimination doesn’t mean eradication (or maybe that was with Suzy Ferguson). I’m sure there was more.

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        • The Herald photos lack diversity.
          Where were the middle-aged white/Far Eastern Kiwis with BMIs of less than 25 and non-reflective clothing?

          Oh! (What do you mean they are not Macdonald’s core customer segment?)

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      • Long queues observed at Macdonalds. (Not really surprised.) It must be time to treat the kids before they go back to school tomorrow.

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  2. In an interview with Claire Trevett, Ardern was asked if she was worried about what she’s calling our “regeneration in the aftermath”. Ardern said not worried, but sees it as an opportunity for NZ, to accelerate what she’s already doing. She looked like the cat that got the creame. Positively beaming.
    Be afraid.

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  3. How long before people see through Cindy’s powergrab?

    I’m hoping not long. Stoopid Cindy’s reluctance to even talk about stepping out of lockdown has all the hallmarks of fascism – every time civil liberties have been extinguished the sheeple have been told “It’s only temporary”, “it’s for your own good”, “trust us, we’re experts, we know what we’re doing”. And every time – those very same leaders grow power-hungry and are stubbornly reluctant to relinquish the sweeping powers they’ve bestowed on themselves.

    Chinese virus has been a dream scenario for closet Marxists, just one vastly overblown bit of modelling and they were able to imprison a whole country, elevate police powers to unheard of excesses, initiate a full surveillance state, suspend democracy, destroy a once vibrant economy.

    The ‘trust us’ period has passed and yet, still Comrade Cindy wants to draw this out. Does she think that the hundreds of thousands of Twitter bots that are lined up to ‘like’ her “spontaneous” FB bobblehead sessions will magically turn into votes?

    I think the globalist robber barons who hold hands with the CCP in pulling the strings of every one of the left-leaning puppet leaders around the world are hoping to keep their Manchurian candidates in place through the infinitely corruptible method of postal voting – there was much noise about the thousands upon thousands of “damaged” and therefore invalid Marine le Pen ballots – when none of Macron’s voters seemed to suffer the same problem.

    The problem with the real life ballot box is that it is getting increasingly difficult for the left to use their old, tried and tested voter-fraud techniques and the bloody ballot papers hang around to provide the opportunity to find out about any frauds that were carried out. Electronic voting offers a socialist’s nirvana, where transparency and integrity can be lost in amongst the digital haystack while systematic voter fraud is carried out.

    If Cindy can keep us in chains until September – she can impose dodgy postal voting and then what little is left of our democracy is gone forever and the gulags will soon open.

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    • I spent most of my weekend on Facebook, reading the comments. The level of inane, stupid support for Ardern is astonishing. People are blindly praising her like she’s a miracle worker. Positive comments get 1,000+ likes, while facts and truth will get an equal number of angry reactions.

      It feels like rationality and thinking for yourself is outmoded. Intelligence and truth have lost the battle against feelings and emotions. I tried to point out to people that if you want an example of a country that got it right, you’d need to look to Taiwan. Taiwan has 18 cases per million people and 0.3 deaths per million. They have 6 deaths, total! If we adjusted that to NZ we’d have 1.5 deaths. And they had no fucking lockdown; but they acted in January like David Seymour said WE SHOULD! They did not have a showpony delaying on the WHO behest until her Christchurch Call photo op was done!

      Or maybe even Australia, who has done much better than us and that there are opportunities for us to improve our response to these things. Jacindamaniacs want nothing of that. She’s the best in the world. The $50,000,000 media told them so and that’s enough for them.

      A horrible part of me is looking forward to 6 weeks from now when the supplement runs out. I’m looking forward to seeing if that changes their smug, dishonest responses. At the same time, any bets that Jacinda will throw more money at the country then? Extend the payments? Print some more cash. After all, her entire parliamentary term has been one long, working group driven kick of the can down the road. Somebody else will have to clean up this mess, not her.

      She’ll have us so badly fucked and in debt that we’re worse off than Venezuela and she’ll be sitting in her Ivory Tower in the UN preening over how successful socialism is.

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      • You spent most of your weekend on Facebook? Therein lies your problem, you must try to get out more 🙂

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      • Here’s a trick to FB.
        Never,ever criticise the PM.
        Criticise the MPs that surround her.
        They’re too thick to notice what you’re doing…

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  4. These Harvard and Arizona professors want the States to go further in controlling free speech. 🙁

    ….. And in order to make sure digital speech is no longer so harmful, the notion of the impossibility of returning to an “unregulated normal” is being subtly normalized throughout the argument. …..
    ……. Digital speech meanwhile is predicted to continue to cause more and more “harms” – which makes speech control inevitable on online networks, say Goldsmith and Keane Woods. …….

    https://reclaimthenet.org/law-professors-speech-control/

    How far off are the NZ commissioners of censorship, human rights, race conciliators, immigration pact, hate laws, etc., in gaining this, all in the name of super-diversity and rule. 🙁
    NZ universities of social political “science” etc, will already be well briefed on this.

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  5. More shit from Jacinda Ardern and she goes live :
    Into level three- Covid ‘ eliminated ‘ as World turns to NZ.
    How can a person predict we have eliminated the virus when millions are still dying all over the world and we haven’t reached our Winter season yet when it is known to thrive.
    Because the World media are penning fluff stories on how great thou are doesn’t mean your god and you can click your fingers to make it go away.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12327811
    We obviously have a genius in our mist or she seems to think so.

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    • The woman is an idiot and seems to be relying on very dodgy “science.” If, as seems likely, we have delayed our herd immunity with this lockdown and “elimination” of the virus in NZ then as soon as the borders are opened again we will be hit with a massive resurgence of the disease. But perhaps she’s not an idiot, is this part of the plan I wonder? Wouldn’t it be convenient if such resurgence was to happen just before the election so we can all be locked down again and made to use easily manipulated postal voting. Cindy then romps hope for a second term with 99.5% of the vote just like in the countries she so admires.

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    • I wonder how many of those articles in overseas news outlets are written by her PR team in Wellington ? You have to hand it to the propaganda team, they have done a good job.

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      • Yep she just sprouts what’s on the teleprompter or the paper in front and puts on the hand waving and facial expressions!

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  6. I see that Wally Haha is gang embedded!
    Giving essential status services to a gang leader!
    What’s that plod gang gunna do about it!

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  7. It all seems pointless now she has eliminated the virus with her amazing leadership. You have to wonder what the hell she is playing at with this level 3. How long will it take people to work out its just a power trip for her. Its time for it to be all over she has f**ked the economy, has us all right where she wants us.
    Time all the shops said F you lady and opened up. The whole thing is a farce, only 19 people died of this, or maybe something else and they all had other conditions causing them to get this flue. They were all of the older age bracket anyway, When your time is up its up, and you are going to die no matter what. The heart has only so many beats, be it many or few. Time for us to take our lives back and stop being ruled every minute of our waking day

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    • I am going to start the car, and drive to the garden Center to collect a pre ordered and now paid for tree. I need to be there at the prearranged time.

      I am not able to have a second thought and get anything else. Any other purchase will need to go through the order and payment then prearranged pick up time.

      Can go to the dairy though, or the supermarket. Both would be far more risky than the garden centre.

      The numbers of deaths directly attributable to Covid-19 and without co morbidity factors do not now support the lockdown or any extension of it. While it may have been reasonable due to the unknowns in the early stage to lockdown, the numbers now no longer support the lockdown situation.

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      • It was never about health.

        It was always about an economic reset.

        Productivity was crap in NZ anyway.
        This current method for retail is terrible.
        eg Bunnings made over a third of sales from casual purchases from bargain items located all around the store.
        Productivity at 25% of previous levels, at best.

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      • Went to Mitre Ten this morning with my lengthy shopping list of small items I need to complete several projects. They are not letting anyone in the store to select their own products so I left again and will just wait until they come to their senses. If shopping in the supermarkets with their procedures has not led to a mass die off over the last month then I fail to see why there should be such restrictions in a hardware store especially as the Clown Minister has declared that we have “eliminated” the virus in NZ. Truly we are being ruled by imbeciles.

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        • I would have expected bunnings to have buy a tin of paint, no got to buy on line and pickup after nine tomorrow.
          Why they could not have a desk with card reader to pay and another desk two meter away to pickup after the trainee runs down the shop to pickup?

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          • They had that at my fav cafe this morning.
            Couldn’t get the app to work, so shouted my order across the isolation gap, waved my card at the reader and picked up from the designated table once the deliverer had retreated a safe distance.
            Bloody ridiculous, but if we can do it for coffee and a savoury muffin with bacon your tin of paint shouldn’t be too hard.

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    • 19 people died because our incompetent government did not screen inbound passengers at the border despite knowing there was a global pandemic of Covid-19

      I don’t know why Ardern thinks she was hard and early.
      There was nothing remotely premature in her Covid response.

      Government inaction killed people.

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      • Should have quarantined all kiwis coming home.
        Turned tourist around before they hopped on the plane.
        All long before the Chch hugfest, to infect the rest of us!
        All to make her ladyship look good in front of her compliant media!
        How many kiwis did she kill on her way to the UN?

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  8. A classic take, by the media, but caught in the act, in Virginia, USA,

    The vehicle, however, had already stopped because the intersection light is red.
    During these seconds, a photographer took several images of the “doctor” standing in front of the car
    – appearing as though he had stopped the vehicle and was protesting against it.

    https://reclaimthenet.org/health-care-workers-protests-fake-photos/

    The article & video shows how it is done. 🙂

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  9. So this reporter wanted to feelz the power and to control.

    [reporter with feelz 🙁 ]she reported a video promoting Heatlight to YouTube because it was proving to be very popular and shared on social networks –
    “by people asserting that it backs up Trump’s idea throwing it out there that UV rays kill coronavirus.”
    The research and video was posted before Trump’s comments.

    https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-censors-uv-light-therapy-video/

    And NZ reporter journalists seem to go to the same school.

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  10. Oh no worries then. Robbo has this. //

    And most people expect that to create serious, lasting economic damage. When we asked people what the economic impact of COVID-19 would be, 40 percent said they expected a prolonged recession of one to two years of negative economic growth.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-high-credit-rating-shows-nz-in-strong-position-to-bounce-back-from-covid-19-finance-minister-grant-robertson.html

    Finance Minister Grant Roberston says the report should give Kiwis confidence that the country is in a solid position to bounce back from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

    “New Zealand’s low government debt compared to the rest of the world puts us in a strong position to invest in the economy to create jobs and lift incomes as we recover from the impact of COVID-19,” said Finance Minister Grant Roberston.

    The Government has already poured billions of dollars into the economy in stimulus packages aimed at offsetting the effects of the pandemic.

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  11. Adam Schiff’s Dirty Impeachment Tactics Coming to Light.
    Rep. Adam Schiff spent months launching secret impeachment hearings, never thinking his conduct would be called into question.

    He is now caught in the crosshairs of a formidable government agent, Mr. Brendan Carr, Federal Communication Commissioner. The impeachment may be over, but Mr. Carr is formally investigating Rep. Schiff for violating privacy laws — more like obliterating ethical boundaries — by setting up his own surveillance state to target the president’s allies…………..https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/adam_schiffs_dirty_impeachment_tactics_coming_to_light.html

    Adam Schiff ‘Desperately Trying To Hide’ Russia Investigation Witness Transcripts.
    Donald Trump Jr. drew attention to reports that say House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is blocking the release of witness interview transcripts from the panel’s investigation into Russian election interference.

    In a tweet Sunday, President Trump’s eldest son raised the possibility that the California Democrat is “trying to protect” prominent figures from the Obama administration and the FBI’s investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia…………..https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/donald-trump-jr-adam-schiff-desperately-trying-to-hide-russia-investigation-witness-transcripts

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    • According to our God woman leader more than 75% of workers are back working today ,just another Ardern lie I suspect.

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          • Healthy line of customers outside my favourite coffee haunt this morning. Numbers seemed quite consistent as we sat at the park opposite with our coffee, with people arriving at about the same rate as others got served and moved away.
            I hope they’ve done a great trade today.

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  12. Coronavirus: China denies disinformation campaign despite ‘significant evidence’ found by EU
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/coronavirus-china-denies-disinformation-campaign-despite-significant-evidence-found-by-eu.html

    “China is opposed to the creation and spreading of disinformation by anyone or any organisation. China is a victim of disinformation, not an initiator,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a regular press briefing on Monday.

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  13. Call for Government’s wage subsidy to be extended with ‘massive’ hit coming to the economy

    The Covid-19 hit on the New Zealand economy will be “massive”, says economist Cameron Bagrie, who says the Government’s wage subsidy needs to be extended “because this thing is far from over”.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/call-governments-wage-subsidy-extended-massive-hit-coming-economy?auto=6152407460001

    “The key issue here is how quickly is the economy going to go back to pre-Covid levels? I suspect it’s going to be quite some time.”

    He said the benefit of the wage subsidy was “that it’s very transparent”, with people able to search which companies receive it.

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    • I love these fuckwits. “We need to pay people more money, because it is necessary”

      Okay, where is that money coming from? How many generations do you want in debt because we made the wrong choices up-front? I get that it may be necessary NOW. But you also need to look at the cost and how you can implement it.

      More to the point, are you planning on holding our government to account for their manifest failure to address Covid-19 correctly?

      Taiwan has 6 deaths. TOTAL. They have not had a lockdown. Their population density is 680 people per square kilometer, compared to our 18 per square kilometer. They acted in January, when David Seymour was proposing similar steps for New Zealand.

      Ardern ignored it. This economic, social and even medical fallout is on her fucking stupid, bobble-head. There MUST be consequences for her poor quality decision making.

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    • Cameron Bagrie is an economist plus good observer and commentator

      Shabby shabby Eco-squid and the other indian wanker* are not.

      *Nana’s tealeaves

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  14. Over the next couple of days, tell us how your life has changed in Level 3.x
    As for me and my family, I don’t expect there to be any significant change, unless the butchers and the Chinese fruit & veg shops open.

    Maybe I will be able to ride my motorcycle again, but I doubt that I will be able to fit into my dead-cow suit. Leather is known to shrink around the stomach area if not used regularly, and it has been almost 2 months since my last ride.

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    • The comfy fit of your “dead cow suit” wouldn’t have anything to do with your daughter’s baking then? 😂

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      • Too much cheap red wine, too many delicious home-baked cookies… I could go on.

        I’ll have to cut back to one slice of toast for breakfast and only one bottle of wine a week. No snacking between meals. No more roasted peanuts (non-branded, of course). Definitely no take-aways. (I’ll drive past the Golden Swallow to see if they have opened).

        Here’s a song about baking during the lockdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjmUEwlq8ok

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    • As I type, we’re getting new carpet installed in the three bedrooms which took me 3.5 years to build. (I did take a 2-year breather in the middle). Mrs Saggy has been Mrs Naggy all this time, but I’ve resisted rushing the job.

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      • You sound like hubby. He always says, “good things take time”. I’ve learnt to give him 2 years between reminders. 😉

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        • You get to learn that there will never be and end to the list, and the sooner you finish one job, the sooner you get to start the next. So no point rushing.

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        • Progress is like mating elephants:
          Takes place at high levels
          Plenty of roaring and screaming
          Takes two years to get any results.

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    • I don’t know if I’ve asked this before; if I have my apologies for repeating the question and forgetting the answer. But what do you ride? Don’t tell me you’re the Japanese chap on the beautiful, custom Bonneville Bobber that went on the last ATOC ride before lockdown? (Would be funny, because then we’ve met in person)

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  15. From Spinoff Bulletin today “The government is touting progress made on flu vaccinations this year, after criticism of the handling of the early rollout from the health sector. Radio NZ reports that twice as many people have now been vaccinated compared to this time last year, and there are still around 700,000 doses available. Priority vaccination for at-risk groups has now ended, and the government wants essential workers to be next in line for a dose. ”
    Bullshit – still have not been notified that we can receive ours, that I have been a priority for the past 11 years.

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    • Have you contacted your medical centre Hooker Phil? I phoned our medical centre 2 days before lockdown and had an appointment in our doctors carpark that afternoon.

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      • Been notified twice that it is coming and we know that some have received it but supplies have been limited.

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        • I have to go and have a blood test soon. If anyone else needs to do this be aware that your local lab may be closed but the central labs are open. In my case I will have to head for Angelsea Clinic in central Hamilton.

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  16. So unlike many I won’t be rushing out today to buy takeaways like all the lemmings lining up at McD’s before first light this morning.

    After spending 5 weeks at home and not spending any money on takeaways, a breakfast order for $180.00 noted at one McD’s would make you reconsider whether spending that much on breakfast for the family is sustainable. People will spend every cent of their income and then wonder what happened when the economy disappears out from under them. Enjoy your McD’s, it might be your last.

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  17. $180 could provide breakfast for a couple of children for a month. Or it could buy 5 packets of cigarettes. Or one Macdonalds breakfast for a large family.

    It’s not the lack of money but the use of money that it at the heart of the problem. More money will not solve the problem.

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    • And that is a perspective you can’t seem to get across to a socialist. They somehow don’t connect more and more people living in poverty with them removing any incentive to step out of poverty. It’s always capitalism’s fault, not that of the free handouts. And all they are achieving is condemning another generation to a life of poverty and welfare dependency.

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  18. Kiwiblog are reporting that the Mongrel Mob have been given an exemption from the lockdown rules and are free to ‘go about their business’!
    If this is true, and the Media pick up on it, it should be the end for Little and Nash…

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    • I was reading that, I am pretty sure that they would have been delivering food parcels to their whanau. Some of those kids that were used to getting fed at school will be doing it hard, despite piss shops being shut, beer and wine is still available.

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      • I have seen “food parcels” mentioned twice in the NZ Herald. Once for South Auckland, and another time for Rotorua.

        There’s a pattern here somewhere, but the sample size is too small for a statistically robust conclusion to be drawn.

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        • As I am in a bubble of one and in and out of hospital lately it was suggested that I ring the CD number, they provided me with a volunteer to pick up my click and collect if necessary, if I had asked they would have provided me with a food parcel.

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    • The $50m of taxpayers money handed over to Maori “because they are more vulnerable to Covid-19”. Testing has proven Maori with Covid are only at 9%. Will they be repaying the $50m like business is expected to do if they find they are not eligible for the wage subsidy payment?

      Haaaahaaaaaaaaaa…NO!

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  19. I’ve cut and pasted this from a comment on KB. They the the amounts claimed under the wage subsidy scheme.

    The Warehouse – received $51.99m
    Fulton Hogan – received $34.25m
    Fletcher Building – received $67.68m
    Harvey Norman – received$12.7m
    NZ Rugby Union – received $3.68m
    Mainfreight – received $8.07m
    SkyCity – received $21.73m

    I was specking to our son last night –he works on the website for Good Guys ( now part of JB HiFi ). He said that last week in their team meeting the sales guys said every day during their “lock down” had been like a Boxing Day sale or better. I assume The Warehouse and Harvey Norman have been doing OK here as well, so why do they need a subsidy ?

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    • Fieldays got 161,000 I cannot understand how they could get this. In a normal year they have collected all the exhibitors funds by Feb. No income expected until June at the opening of the show.
      To get the subsidy, you had to prove your income would be down by 30% for the period of shut down.
      If in a normal year you have no income for this period, how can they get the subsidy?

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  20. Yay!
    Chinese fruit & veg shop at Greenlane is open again!

    Back at Glen Innes, the line of cars queuing for the Macdonalds stretch through the Mobil gas station and up the street. There must have been 30 of them. These people are addicts or they hate their own cooking.

    The roads are filling up again, with 3 times the level of traffic than yesterday. At least the supermarkets are facing more nuch-needed competition.

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    • McDs loves to have customers queueing.
      Not only is their product not food, it hasn’t been fast for years.

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  21. Informative.

    The Belt and road initiative – A strategic pathway.

    In March 2017, New Zealand and China signed a non-binding Memorandum of Arrangement (MoA) under which the countries agreed to work together in specified areas including upgrading the FTA, expanding trade and investment and to develop a pathway for cooperation and exchanges to support the BRI.

    The scale of the BRI is hugely ambitious. The estimated cost of BRI projects is expected to be approximately US $2.5trillion over the next decade.

    BRI related infrastructure development is changing the flow of goods around the globe. These changes have the potential to impact on the flow of New Zealand’s trade into China.

    https://nzchinacouncil.org.nz/beltandroad/
    Members:
    https://nzchinacouncil.org.nz/the-council/

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  22. South Korean national and hundreds of others charged worldwide in the takedown of the largest darknet child pornography website funded by bitcoin
    Dozens of minor victims who were being actively abused by site users rescued

    A forfeiture complaint was also unsealed today. The complaint alleges that law enforcement was able to trace payments of bitcoin to the Darknet site by following the flow of funds on the blockchain. The virtual currency accounts identified in the complaint were allegedly used by 24 individuals in five countries to fund the website and promote the exploitation of children. The forfeiture complaint seeks to recover these funds and, ultimately through the restoration process, return the illicit funds to victims of the crime.

    https://rightwingtribune.com/2020/04/26/hundreds-charged/

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  23. We’ve just ventured out to stock up on Red Bean buns and Korean dumplings … only to discover neither were in stock.
    On the way home we noticed folks sipping coffee outside one of our one of our fav. eateries.
    So we decided to see what they had on offer….I ended up with a toasted salmon bagel and hubby had an egg baguette to take away for our lunch. Most enjoyable.

    However, it meant that my planned lunch of last night’s left-over sweet & Sour Pork (which was the night-before’s left-over Roast pork belly) on Toasted Feijoa & coconut bread didn’t eventuate.

    I’ll just have to investigate whether duck-duck is partial to a bit of pork.

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    • Maggy…
      I take it that you have sorted your pecking order issues with duck-duck….. did you bite back and bite back hard?

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      • Duck-duck has the Mallards and the Cats to bully….. she bit my little black cat’s bum a few days back.. so definitely a perverse bird.
        However, she is very beautiful and she is devoted to us, so I forgive her her foibles..

        Anyway,,, Duck-duck has turned up her beak at the pork offerings.

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        • I bet your little black cat has not forgiven or forgotten the nip she received from duckduck. 🙀

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        • Maggy…
          Report back please if duck-duck joins the Mallards this Saturday, sitting out the opening morning around the One Mile Buoy…..or do you think they already have word of the postponement? Their in-built calendar is truly amazing.

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          • I’m awaiting the arrival of more ducks.. we had 17 by this time last year… maybe they’ve heard that open season is delayed until Level 2.

            I’m assuming duck-duck won’t leave until spring…. we had a pair of Paradise fly in last week .. They honked a greeting to Duck-duck and she flew a circuit with them and then came home by herself.

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  24. How do you loose 100 rental cars?
    Do you think they self insure or buy insurance for the cars?
    Maybe third party only!

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    • An inside job, surely. Someone had to know where the car keys were kept and how to turn off the camera/alarm system. You would think that only the owner of the depot would have the codes to the security system, and would have an app on his Smartphone that would allow him 24/7 monitoring. Something is not right.

      Still, how many people would you need to remove 100 cars (without the use of car-carrying trucks)?

      Assuming one man takes 12 minutes to drive off with a Juicy car and then the same time to get driven back to the Juicy depot to get another car, that’s about 30 minutes per man per car.

      If the cars were insured, it would be quite an insurance payout, just as demand for rental cars is crashing due to the fall off in tourism.

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  25. A theory for discussion.
    We mostly know now that Bill Gates was behind a lot of calls for population reduction and has been lurking darkly around viruses and vaccinations for a number of years now.
    He gave several ‘warnings’.

    We now know that COVID 19 was in play at least in November 2019.
    Stephen Colbert came to NZ in November 2019
    He is a scumbag media foot soldier for the elite.
    His shows are (apparently) wall to wall abuse of President Trump.

    Was the visit really in fact a mission to convey in person to ArDoom, off camera, instructions of what to do for the planned worldwide reset?
    It was very convenient he was here for a week; at that time!
    November 2019 when COVID was making its way around the world.

    I never bothered at the time but looked up the details since my brother raised this last week.
    Colbert spent a lot of time off camera in person with ArDoom at her house.
    She even picked him up at the airport.

    This is convenient way to convey the instructions and spell them out slowly so she knew what to do when the ‘apocalypse’ came.
    This is a much easier method that doing it while overseas on a diplomatic trip where the timeline is all diary driven and time is tight.
    It all looks cute and innocent on the surface but ArDooms actions of smashing the economy, creating a police state, and locking up the country smack of anything but innocence.

    Ardoom was offline in Australia for six weeks over Xmas/New Year. What visitors did she receive in ‘holiday’ mode out of sight of NZ.
    What happens in all these jaunts to the Islands?
    Who is really running New Zealand. Booby head is not smart enough to manage all these events?
    Did ArDoom get training at Tavistock while she was in London ?
    This from her Wikipedia page:-
    ‘Ardern was also seconded to the Home Office to help with a review of policing in England and Wales’.
    This was about 2006. We have seen how the UK police have behaved since then and the same political bias in now in the NZ cops.
    ——————
    Was Stephen Colbert the messenger to tell ArDoom what to do?
    She is not smart enough to think out that lockdown strategy – sudden lockdown in 3 days flat- on her own.
    John Podesta – another soldier and higher up the chain- was in NZ days before the Brenton Tarrant rampage on March 15 2019. Coincidence?
    Podesta and Colbert are soldiers in the army of the global elite who are our enemy in the war for/against totalitarianism.

    Your opinion?

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    • “We mostly know now that Bill Gates was behind a lot of calls for population reduction…”

      Which populations to reduce?
      Very roughly speaking, the world’s populations can be divided into two groups: growing populations and shrinking populations. Examples of growing populations would be many of the African nations and other various so-called sh!t holes. Examples of shrinking populations would be those of the East Asia, Europe, and North America.

      Why would Bill Gates focus his energy on populations that are shrinking of their own accord? Leave these populations alone and the “problem” will solve itself.

      Logically, Bill Gates would want to focus on the growing populations? No?

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    • MAY 29, 2018
      China’s communist party has so much power in New Zealand that western countries might stop sharing intelligence
      A former CIA China expert proposed cutting New Zealand out of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing arrangement with the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

      The ex-analyst said the action should be taken in response to New Zealand’s prime ministers’ denials of any influence attempts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
      Both Australia and Zealand have been hosting intense discussions over CCP influence.
      Australian media recently confirmed a secret government report that uncovered CCP influence within all levels of politics.

      https://www.businessinsider.com.au/new-zealand-should-be-cut-from-five-eyes-over-china-influence-2018-5?r=US&IR=T
      Anne-Marie Brady
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne-Marie_Brady

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  26. Here is a good and valid comparison

    “Comparing NZ with Victoria using Worldometers for NZ data, covid19data for Vic:
    NZ 1469 total cases; 19 deaths, active cases 309, currently 5 new cases per day.
    Vic 1349 total cases; 17 deaths, active cases 52, 3 new cases per day.
    Similar size, population, climate.
    NZ level 4 restrictions, now reduced to level 3, Vic level 3.”

    Are Ardern and her cronies that wonderful after all ?

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  27. #commsgirl in a hell of a fluster at show-and-tell just now. Methinks the world is singing her praises for getting rid of the virus, and she’s realising she’s caught herself in her own “elimination” lie.

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  28. Good grief which gay mp is getting fatter quicker? Kiritapu Allan is beginning to resemble a sort of female version of the North Korean missing leader and Grant Robinson looks like beluga whale balancing on its flippers mouthing B/S.
    YSB people should look at the replay of today’s parliament and tell me Kiritapu Allan doesn’t look like a type of female clone of Kim Jong Un, seriously please look and have a giggle,it’s unbelievable, this creature was a slim reasonably attractive woman just two years ago.

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  29. This will definitely take Mike Hosking off the PMs Xmas card list (if he was ever on it )

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/video/mikes-minute-deborah-russell-exposes-jacinda-arderns-weakness/

    “When asked whether Ardern had actually told her off in anyway Russell gave the Ardern game away, she said “that’s not Jacinda’s way.”

    I remember Willie Jackson saying the same thing when asked about David Clark being sacked. The phrase must be in bold, capital letters in the training manual for Labour MPs.

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    • Well that could have a lot to do with her being pissy at show-and-tell. Certainly won’t have helped. She’s also made this whole pandemic about her, so that she can bask in glory. Well it works both ways. She owns it now.

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    • The point that Mike Hosking misses is that Jacinda quite clearly agrees 100% with Deborah Russel’s scathing attack on small business owners…
      Jacinda has spent the last 20 years screeching into megaphones about the ‘Evils of Capitalism’ etc etc

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    • I wonder if that big bag of parcels was stolen from a depot, or a truck.
      I’ve heard stories of disgruntled courier drivers overseas throwing parcels onto people’s front lawns, but that big bag would be too heavy for an employee to throw.
      Maybe an opportunistic criminal stole it while the driver out of the cab, making a delivery?

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  30. India has banned direct investment from China to prevent them from buying up businesses and resources distressed by the CCP virus and the measures taken to combat it. When will Cindy do the same here? I’m not holding my breath but it needs to happen like yesterday!

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  31. Ugh!
    I rarely watch MSM news but the wife had it on while I was cooking dinner..
    The article on McDonalds opening- Heard a smug Jacinda Ardern telling us all ‘This is your reward’ etc
    Just fucking Ugh!
    God I detest that woman…
    My family have lost our income and will soon lose our home.
    McDonalds opening is my fucking ‘reward’???

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    • She’s heading an electoral campaign aiming for the lowest common denominator in the gene pool Cap!

      “Supporting you while giving you back some of your freedoms one at a time & don’t forget that Mummy Labour knows best.”

      What bludging retard wouldn’t buy into that shit?

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  32. Thaddai Barthoma
    April 26 at 11:18 AM ·

    Breaking news

    Japan’s Nobel prize winning Professor of Medicine, Professor Dr Tasuku Honjo, created a sensation today by saying that the Coronavirus is not natural.

    “If it is natural, it wouldn’t have adversely affected the entire world like this. Because, as per nature, temperature is different in different countries. If it is natural, it would adversely affect only those countries having the same temperature as China. Instead, it is spreading in a country like Switzerland, in the same way it is spreading in the desert areas. Whereas if it were natural, it would have spread in cold places, but died in hot places.

    I have done 40 years of research on animals and viruses. It is not natural. It is manufactured and the virus is completely artificial. I have worked for 4 years in the Wuhan laboratory in China. I am fully acquainted with all the staff of that laboratory. I have been phoning them all, after the Coronavirus surfaced. But all their phones are dead for the last 3 months. It is now understood that all these lab technicians have died.

    Based on all my knowledge and research till date, I can say this with 100% confidence – That the Coronavirus is not natural. It did not come from bats. China manufactured it. If what I am saying today is proved false now or even after my death, the government can withdraw my Nobel Prize. China is lying and this truth will one day be revealed to everyone”.

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  33. Well, from the you-couldn’t-make-this-shit-up files, it appears that as well as mountain biking and trips to the beach, the minister of health managed to move house under level 4 lockdown. No doubt #commsgirl will give him a hug, and tell him to hang in there.

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    • Health Minister David Clark moves house during COVID-19 lockdown
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/health-minister-david-clark-moves-house-during-covid-19-lockdown.html

      Dr Clark’s new house was just down the road from his former residence, and the bulk of the relocating, including shifting his family and hiring a moving truck for heavy furniture, took place just before the lockdown began.

      But it speaks of one set of rules for the Health Minister and another set of rules for all other New Zealanders.

      Dr Clark’s rules for lockdown were crystal clear: parties can only move house under extreme circumstances and exercising extreme caution.

      “Stay home, save lives” – that’s what New Zealanders were told.

      In fact, some people who tried to move house during the lockdown were issued warnings by police.

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      • I don’t watch breakfast tv, but I wonder if Duncan Garner will interview David Clark again.
        The Minister of Health said he’d searched his diary for other possible breaches of lock down rules, and the beach visit was the only one – you know the one where Mrs Clark said “David dear, are you sure we’re allowed to drive to the beach?” and he said “I’m important, I can do whatever I want to”.
        Well, well, well. Now we find that was all a big fat porkie pie, and while Rome was well and truly ablaze, Minister Clark was fiddling the rules.
        Ardern will be soaking a bus ticket overnight.

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      • I’m very annoyed that I entertained the idea that he may have been isolating for some undisclosed condition, If that is the case, then the man deserves some courtesy and consideration. I was prepared to be … kind.

        I’m cured now. No more kind.

        Turns out he’s just a bloody fraud thumbing his narcissistic nose at the rest of us.
        And to boot the fucking capitalist owns two houses. Two. That’s obscene.

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  34. Horticulture is a main index to value the level of country’s civilization and its ability of sustained development.

    The Horticultural Technology Bureau in the DPRK has recently cultivated rare flowers necessary for peculiar and diverse eco-friendly greening to contribute to the people’s cultural and emotional life.

    https://dprktoday.com/abroad/news/21991

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  35. Our country took strict top-class emergency anti-epidemic measures from the outset and established thorough-going organization, consistency and compulsoriness in the nationwide protective measures. It, therefore, has been maintaining very stable anti-epidemic situation.

    The meeting of the Political Bureau called for consistently taking strict national countermeasures to thoroughly check the inroads of the virus in the light of the steady spread of the worldwide epidemic disease.

    https://dprktoday.com/abroad/songun/1206

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    • How is this crap any different to the propaganda we have rammed down our throats?

      At least they have more freedom of movement.

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    • ……”thorough-going organization, consistency and compulsoriness in the nationwide protective measures. It, therefore, has been maintaining very stable anti-epidemic situation”……

      Very good komrade. Glorious Lady Leader & Prime Minister will award faithful scribe with extra ration of rice & dried fish.

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  36. Two weeks ago, Jacinda Ardern said she would cut the salaries of her Government Ministers. Since then, we’ve seen no plan to enact that promise. Today, on Parliament’s first day back, I tried to introduce my legislation that would cut MPs’ pay by 20 percent for 6 months. If you listen closely, you can hear Finance Minister Grant Robertson veto it. So, where’s the Government’s plan?

    https://www.facebook.com/davidseymourACT/videos/280395702954248/

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  37. Just a few little additions, changes and the government can say “gotcha”. 🙂

    “Anyone found to be responsible will be charged with a criminal offence … this isn’t a game, this is about life and death,” Hunt said.
    .
    “And so, whoever it is, they should be afraid of the law, because they are conducting a hoax which is about a very serious public health matter.”
    .
    “It is abhorrent that scammers would attempt to use the COVIDSafe app, a public health tool, to try and catch out Australians,” the spokesperson said.

    https://t.co/Dd0Rdwkotg

    Scammers already working the system.,
    The cure sounds worse than the disease, and will make people very afraid., …
    Then again the government is saying that all these companies must up date their marketing systems. 🙂

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  38. After your hard day at work (now that Level 3 is here), please enjoy this video of silly and whimsical kitchen gadgets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOmLAqHY8Lo

    (Translation of the titles of the 15 items)
    1. Magic wand salt and pepper shakers
    2. Knight in armor egg cup
    3. A plate with a drawing of a knife, fork and plate on it
    4. Cookie cutter (featuring all 47 prefectures of Japan)
    5. Egg yolk separators shaped like different animals (fish, pig, frog)
    6. A radish cutter for making little mushrooms (so cute!)
    7. Kitchen tools shaped like Nessie the Loch Ness monster
    8. Party food-holding spikes with dancing figures
    9. Curry & rice plate with a little dam across the middle
    10. Pizza cutter shaped like a record player
    11. Faucet-shaped stopper for a wine bottle
    12. Swami on bed-of-nails toothpick holder
    13. Gentleman dish-sponge holder (makes the sponge look like his bow tie)
    14. Elephant-shpaed water drainer (I can’t figure this one out)
    15. Spherical ice-cube maker shaped like a soy bean pod

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