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  1. Morning YSB users whether posters or not. Have a great day be safe,
    Brother in Law boostered maybe up to the 6th and flue jabbed like this is the b all and end all, has a chest infection now, had a dreadful flue/cold last week which has developed into a chest infection. Other brother in law boostered maybe 6 also and flue jabbed has had corona for the umpteenth time. It certainly makes one think doesn’t it? Me no any jabby thing and yet??????? I am a bit scared to actually say anything in case I get the dreaded you know what???????

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    • My wife is rhesus negative and reckons that’s why she’s never had the coof. I personally believe it’s my shield of sanctimony that’s protecting her. By the way, it’s hosing down up here and there is a storm warning out. The marina has told us to check our mooring lines. They tend to be more accurate than the forecasters so I’m taking it seriously.

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      • In the darkest King Country we were warned to tie down your wheelie bins and capture your small dogs and secure them due to the high winds and excessive wet weather that was to descend upon us over night.

        Accuracy seems to never been MetService’s forte, for it is clear, cold, calm and no sight of rain nor wind.

        Just as well MetService have millions of dollars worth of equipment to predict accurately, the weather.

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        • MetService should check with the unnecessary CC minister as to what has occurred? Or is it the CC minister who should check with NIWA?

          What a crock of shit the taxpayer gets rumbled for. All these highly paid funded people checking and predicting on something that is going to or not going to happen and the taxpayer pays and pays without most of it mattering.
          🤡

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          • Kinda wish I was the one that had thought of it first, imagine how much I could have earned over the years. Obviously you don’t need to be skilled in the climate I mean just look at Greta, a kid with ADHD and every illness now known to the woke left. But she was the expert.

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  2. tuned into the favourite stsionthis morning in time to hear that Tarquin is being beset with wild storms.
    Thought I would check out our neighbour hood.

    Well no wind, very cool at 8 degrees, clear stary sky and half a moon.
    Someone else has the other half somewhere in Russia.

    I see some cold cloud issuing out of the waikato but that’s normal.

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  3. Anyway the commece has certainly slowed down.
    The RBNZ is determined to have a recession.
    Tradies are scratching for work but the down town car parking is getting more clip board warriors everyday.
    The port has slowed down.

    Not looking good for the next few months.
    Between the negative press, the RBNZ, the govt. we are in for a rough ride.
    The RBNZ are very concerned for NZ because of the amount of Govt. debt in other countries such as Aussie, Canada, USA, China and others and the possible collapse of the US dollar as the world currency. China has started to be a force in that argument and unless Trump gets elected they will act to destabilize the American dollar which is why all those rich listers are selling all their shares and paying back debt.

    We better hope that Trump wins.

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  4. OPINION

    On a corner in Whakatāne a pensioner has been holding a sign saying: “No tax cuts”.

    The protester believes the left’s line that the answer to every problem is tax.

    What if we have reached the limit of taxation?
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    The Chinese conducted an experiment at great cost to prove there is a limit to how much revenue taxation can raise. During the Great Leap Forward the Chinese government drastically increased taxes on farmers. The farmers stopped planting and 30 million people starved. The economy collapsed.

    Somewhere between zero and 100 per cent is peak taxation, where a government collects the most revenue with the least damage to the economy.

    The evidence indicates New Zealand has exceeded its peak taxation.

    The Labour Government significantly increased taxation by keeping tax rates steady in a time of rapid inflation. Instead of revenue increasing, Finance Minister Nicola Willis says that the Treasury is predicting a significant reduction in tax revenue.

    High interest rates are causing a recession. The economy is producing less tax, but high interest rates do not explain why productivity is negative.

    Productivity, producing more with less, is what drives higher living standards. We are in dire straits as the economy now requires more effort to produce less.

    Economists are debating the reasons for our negative productivity. There are many suggested including over-regulation, not enough capital, insufficient competition. They are all good candidates, but they all existed when productivity was positive.

    What has changed is the huge growth in government under Labour that is squeezing the productive sector.

    Given the importance of the sustainable limit of taxation you would think governments would be keen to know the limit. While the size of government is a huge philosophical debate, governments around the world have shown little interest in finding out what is the ideal size. Empirical research on the limits of taxation is scarce.

    The New Zealand government has in its archive world-leading research on the limits of taxation. While the Treasury has never shown any interest, the Inland Revenue Department, which collects tax, in the 1990s commissioned Dr Patrick Caragata to find out. He contracted teams of eminent international economists, including professors Gerald Scully and Knox Lovell, to find out.

    Using IRD data the economists built three models of the New Zealand economy. All three models came up with similar answers. Regardless of the type of tax, the sustainable level of taxation is reached when the government takes somewhere between 15 and 23 per cent of the economy.

    The Treasury was horrified. The Treasury had assumed the figure was far higher. It had the finding peer-reviewed. That report said the sustainable tax limit was 15 per cent of the economy.

    The Treasury did what the department does when it gets answers it does not like. It cut off funding to the IRD research unit. The unit was disbanded. The research was ignored.

    We know about the research because no fewer than seven academic journals, after peer review, have published the results.

    One model of the New Zealand economy predicted that while a future government could increase tax rates, it would result in no more revenue. This is what has happened.

    There are countries in Europe where the state takes 50 per cent of the economy.

    Other factors such as the quality of institutions and culture are important, but the size of European governments may explain Europe’s slow economic growth.

    The size of our government is far bigger than the researchers found produced peak tax revenue and peak economic growth.

    Under National the government was taking 28 per cent of the economy. Labour’s tax and spend took the government’s share of the economy to about 34 per cent.

    New Zealand has had the world’s highest standard of living. Geoffrey Blainey, the eminent Australian historian, writes that by 1900 New Zealand was astonishingly successful, making us, along with Australians, the wealthiest people on earth. The government in 1900 took just 10 cents in the dollar.

    Last year Dr Bryce Wilkinson produced “a historical perspective on the 2017-2023 government spending spree” where he outlined Labour’s spending. Spending grew rapidly before Covid-19 and then exploded. The increased spending did not improve government services.

    Wilkinson says crises such as Covid-19 cause an increase in the size of government that never returns to pre-crisis levels.

    The statistic to watch in Thursday’s Budget is the government’s projected share of the economy. No pre-Budget speech has indicated that the government will be returning to the pre-Covid size or to the size of government that would maximise economic growth.

    We need protesters who realise that only a growing economy can fund health, education, and welfare to hold signs saying: “Less government”.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/we-have-exceeded-peak-taxation-richard-prebble/2HIAVCWUORDANFPD6P3H4NSAOI/

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  5. Time for a tune-up as New Zealand’s economic engine sputters – Oliver Hartwich
    NZ Herald
    29 May, 2024 05:00 AM
    5 mins to read

    Kiwi students’ maths, science and reading skills have been slipping for years, relative to other developed countries and in absolute terms, Oliver Hartwich says. Photo / 123RF

    Oliver Hartwich is executive director of The New Zealand Initiative, a pro free-market public-policy think tank.

    OPINION

    When I was a university student, I noticed my car was not accelerating as smoothly as it once had. At first, I brushed it off, thinking it might just be my imagination.

    It was not until I took the car for its warrant of fitness that a technician delivered the bad news: one of the engine’s four cylinders had stopped working completely.

    Luckily, the problem was caught early enough to fix it without breaking the bank. Had I waited any longer, I might have been looking at a wrecked engine and a much bigger repair bill.
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    Countries can be a bit like that ageing car. When things start to go wrong, the signs may be subtle at first. On the surface, everything still looks fine – especially to outsiders. But ignore the warning signs for too long, and the country could be facing a full-blown crisis.

    That is why New Zealanders should take notice of their country’s recent slide in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI).

    The CGGI is an annual ranking that measures capabilities and effectiveness of 113 governments worldwide based on 35 indicators. It is produced by the Chandler Institute of Governance, a non-profit organisation founded by Richard F. Chandler, a New Zealand-born businessman.

    In the 2024 CGGI rankings, released last week, New Zealand fell out of the top 10 to land in 13th place – four places down on the previous year. The scores for “leadership and foresight” had us tumble all the way to 15th (from sixth place last year), while “attractive marketplace” came in at a dismal 22nd (down from 15th).

    Now, some might argue 13th place does not sound so bad. New Zealand is still a relatively highly-ranked country, after all.

    It is also important that the report measured New Zealand’s performance towards the end of the previous government’s term, so the results are not an indictment of the new administration.

    But here is the thing about these global indices: they tend to move at a glacial pace.

    It takes a long time for simmering problems to show up in the numbers, and even longer for the world to take notice. When a country sees a noticeable drop in a short period like this, it is worth digging deeper to understand what is going on under the hood.

    Unfortunately, the Chandler Index is far from the only red flag on New Zealand’s economic dashboard. The latest IMD World Competitiveness Rankings had us languishing in 31st place for overall competitiveness (10 places down since 2019).

    Meanwhile, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment showed New Zealand students’ maths, science and reading skills have been slowly but steadily slipping, relative to other developed countries and in absolute terms, for years.

    No matter which way you slice it, there are troubling signs the fundamentals of the economy are slowly eroding.

    Connect the dots, and a worrying picture emerges: the gradual, insidious decline of New Zealand’s economic foundations.

    The country may not be in full-blown crisis mode just yet, but the warning lights are starting to flash more insistently. If policymakers continue to ignore them, they risk sleepwalking into a much more serious situation down the line.

    So, what is behind this malaise? Put simply, New Zealand has been putting off reforms for too long.

    Consecutive governments have failed to tackle deep structural issues holding the economy back – things like burdensome regulations, infrastructure bottlenecks, skills shortages and a chronic lack of productivity-enhancing investment.

    Like a car owner who keeps putting off essential maintenance, the country has let its economic engine slowly fall into disrepair.

    It is time for a comprehensive tune-up. Just as I took my sputtering vehicle to the mechanic before it was too late, New Zealand needs to act now to overhaul its economic machinery while it still can.

    To its credit, the new Government has started a promising process of reforms in key areas like education and housing. These are exactly the kinds of microeconomic reforms New Zealand desperately needs.

    Barriers to entry must be torn down to boost competition and productivity across the economy. Councils need financial incentives to welcome rather than block development, to give them a stake in growing the populations and economies of their jurisdictions. Over-regulated markets should be liberalised to increase competitive pressures and spur innovation.

    Tinkering around the edges will not be enough this time. New Zealand needs systematic, wide-ranging reforms to rein in runaway spending, slash red tape, attract top global talent, and jump-start productivity growth across all industries.

    Doing so means there will be short-term pain in exchange for long-term gain. But the alternative – a slow, comfortable decline into economic dysfunction – is far worse. Just ask Argentina how that worked out.

    The good news is New Zealand has proven before it is capable of profound, positive transformation when push comes to shove.

    New Zealand must do some economic maintenance before the “check engine” light starts flashing red. Thursday’s Budget will be an important step along that path.

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    • Government need to GET OUT OF THE WAY and take their red tape with them. Private business’ will produce amazing and innovative products if owners are given an easier economic road to do so. “jump-starting productivity growth across all industries” is not always necessary. Just remove unnecessary regulations and paperwork from the business work day and keep taxes reasonable.

      The government does love window dressing with highly paid “top global talent”, grand schemes that are supposed to promote trust in your business but are often putting the cart before the horse and bring empty promises, are a huge added expense and often don’t increase productivity.

      Once the economy has a great base then is the time for those business’ to attract talented staff. Be careful though, there are a lot of useless pricks elevating themselves as “necessary talent” who assure you your business cannot function without. It is very expensive and time consuming removing these leeches once they are attached.

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    • Well to be fair, if I was CEO of an organisation the size of ACC, I’d be expecting to fly business class when going on a business trip to the other side of the world. As would any other CEO. I think this is just a beat-up by a lefty journalist.

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      • yea sagz i dont really see the big issue with the business class seat but i do wonder why in the age of zoom and video conferences why the need for any heads of departments to travel? politicians etc at high level meetings yea sure but some mullet at acc??? hmmmm me thinks she couldve got by attending online snacking on a bag of popcorn.

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        • Exactly

          ”and these meetings and believe the knowledge gained will help us with our important work to enhance rehabilitation outcomes for the New Zealanders ACC supports.’….

          ACC NZ style is alone in the world
          AFAIK AU State of Victoria tried to copy it and gave up.
          So it is unique
          what are ”he learnings’ from this trip ?
          I think ACC is a good scheme.
          With no precedent where will there be knowledge transfer?
          With no precedent it took years to find its equilibrium .

          About Megan Main-
          -Megan grew up in Melbourne and headed across the ditch with her family for professional reasons circa 2015

          -“I then ended up falling into a job in the public health system in Australia. That’s when I really discovered my passion for being part of the public sector and making a difference.
          “Since then, I’ve worked in the health system in Australia and New Zealand as a chief executive of shared service agencies working with the public hospitals.”
          …..Australian pubic servants are true troughers

          -Most recently, she led New Zealand’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) group within the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). (2020 and into 2021)

          So she is a swamp rat.
          She is frugal in some areas : Saves money with a $3 haircut.

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          • Perhaps you need gklasses or to learn to read!!!.
            The statement said Ireland and Finland had similar populations to New Zealand and “highly performing health systems”. It claimed Switzerland’s Suva scheme was the most comparable to New Zealand’s ACC and had a mandate for “prevention, rehabilitation and compensation of injured workers regardless of where their injury occurs”.

            It should also be noted that ACC has a huge wealth fund that funds the future payments. Just supposing there is something to learn about that.

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    • If the corrupt judge mercan convicts Trump I expect the stock market to crater and then the fun starts, bullets and bogrolls everywhere and a new suply of Nappies for the shite house resident.

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  6. clowns…. tick
    performing monkeys… tick
    ringmaster…. tick
    bearded lady + other freaks…. tick

    pity this circus dosent have a few lions, clearly lacking.

    https://youtu.be/5AjGwKM0zQk?si=I0zrM0QSqZS1F93f

    seriously why the fuck would anyone give permission for this sortve bullshit to be sung in parliament anyways? what a fucking joke.
    oh yeah, and chris bishop is a sympathetic cuck for the bros, what a fucking loser get your arse outve parliament you weak pos.

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      • Dave Letele is just another Chloe style clone. He is carefully grooming himself for the next election and is currently party shopping. He may support the tea party for publicity but there is no doubt he will be on the Labour or green list. Being an Islander he would be more welcome at a KKK meeting than on the tea party list, which is the elephant in the room for those racist wankers. Like Chloe he talks a big game but like her all he is really after is an easy earn.

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    • Saggy, what the fuck is a “Carkois”?

      I know that a Carquois is what you carry Arrows in and is slung over the shoulder.

      But a “Carkois” seems to not be listed in the Maori Dictionary nor any English Dictionary. It seems it is a non descriptive noun made up by a Native and adopted by Plod and the MSM, a word with no meaning. The other thing is there as far as I am aware, no “C” in the Maori Alphabet, so obviously not a Maori word.

      It also seems to me the MSM are wetting themselves and giving this non productive event which appears to have no goal or positive outcome, heaps of publicity so that tomorrow night, the MSM will then have something to beat this Coalition Government around the head with, particularly on TV News. I predict it will be a failure, both with support from the general population, for the Natives and The Maori party in particular.

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      • After extensive analysis, AH, I believe it’s a lazy fuck’s version of a “hikoi”. i.e you can’t be arsed walking so you drive your Car.
        Interesting that they’re using a colonial mode of transport to protest about colonisation – they were still a few centuries short of inventing the wheel. Also interesting that they’re not calling it a “Wakakoi”.

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  7. French variant of Coronavirus eradicates after surrendering to vaccines almost immediately.

    Only someone ignorant of physiology and medicine could post that bullshit.

    [1] Viruses, bacteria. and do not surrender to vaccines. Legitimate vaccines cause an immune response in the body, developing anti-bodies and cellular memory of the vaccine, which has a DNA sequence similar to the pathogen. This process can take days to weeks to become effective.

    [2] There is no “immediate cure” or even a “cure” that any vaccine can dispense. All a vaccine can do is cause the body to develop an immune response.

    A vaccine could be compared to throwing a rock through someone’s window or making a weak attempt to break down the front door, leaving gouge marks on the door jamb. This then prompts the home owner to have better locks installed on both front and back door, a security grill door on the front door, windows stays on the windows, a better lock on the patio slider, and finally an alarm.

    Then when an actual intruder or home invader comes to visit, the house is fortified.

    [3] You never vaccinate during a pandemic. There is no advantage to vaccinating against an intruder already in your home.

    French variant of Coronavirus eradicated after surrendering to vaccines almost immediately.

    So unless the statement “French variant of Coronavirus” was the code name of a terrorist, and “vaccines” was the code name for the French police, the statement above is pure marketing BS.

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  8. “I am a stupid boy May 27, 2024 At 6:29 pm
    HP, i see your “young rugby player” that dropped dead after rugby was 31 (not that young really) and happened almost 8pm… you tried to insinuate it was a vax death yet ignore the heavy drinking culture of thugby homos, boozing up and drugs has probably got more to do with the death then a getting a vax a couple of years ago… and lets not even get started on waimo genetics and the effects of interbreeding!”

    S.B. – you had no idea what you were spraying about. He was 31, had played in the Senior Reserve team game away at Timaru. After the game he did not feel well and he went and sat in the van while the rest of the team were in the Clubrooms. Later he collapsed and died, despite efforts to resuscitate him by a member of the public and ambulance staff.
    His father had died just 6 months ago.

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  9. Batten down the hatches Dorklanders. Doom is predicted. Hopefully this won’t be my final transmission.

    “10:43 am
    Severe thunderstorm warning extended for Auckland, Coromandel
    ‘Take shelter’ – Aucklanders urged to move inside, away from windows, as severe thunderstorms and damaging winds hit”

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  10. Power bills could rise $15 a month to fund network improvements
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/05/29/power-bills-could-rise-15-a-month-to-fund-network-improvements/

    For Transpower, the Commerce Commission is proposing a revenue allowance increase of 15% for 2025 and 2026.

    And for local lines companies, the Commerce Commission is proposing a revenue allowance increase of 24% for year one, on average.

    Collectively, this represents around an extra $15 on the average household’s monthly electricity bill from April 1 2025 – an additional $180 per year on average across regulated networks.

    Monthly bills will then increase by an average of $5 a month for the following four years.

    The Commissioner also raised concerns around Transpower’s ability to deliver the infrastructure improvements needed, due to not being able to find enough skilled workers.

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  11. “War in just 51 Days”

    https://rumble.com/v4y0ztk-world-war-3-begins-in-just-51-days-western-media-warns-it-is-coming-in-mid-.html
    “World War 3 Begins in just 51 Days!” Western media WARNS it is coming in Mid-Summer
    Redacted News

    World War three begins in just 51 days… set your calendar… get your shopping done… cancel Netflix… 51 days… Those aren’t my words these are actual headlines from mainstream western media and politicians warning us all that doomsday is coming soon.

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    • Good article. Two points:

      # Although I’ve never driven an EV & with reasonable luck never will, I have no problem understanding the relationship between regenerative braking & minimal use of the brake pedal. Nearly everything I’ve driven has been diesel & it’s easy to get used to the far superior engine breaking compared to that of petrol.

      # Although not specific to EVs there is a downside to all of the electronic safety shit bolted onto today’s vehicles. It makes everything so smooth & simple that it’s easy to lose vital concentration. With AEB (automatic emergency braking) systems we’ll be sharing the road with semi concious zombies who will be away with the fairies should their intervention be required in an emergency.

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  12. Pay off your taxpayer funded loans or else..

    OVER HALF OF NZ PENSIONERS HAVING “STUDENT LOAN” REPAYMENTS DOCKED FROM SUPERANNUATION!

    One Auckland financial mentor said people who had been on low incomes through their lives were sometimes shocked to discover their superannuation was being docked to repay a student loan.

    “They wouldn’t be repaying it on a benefit … I don’t think people realise when they go on to a pension they have to start repaying their student loan from a pension.

    “When I’ve said ‘look they just don’t have any money’ you get told ‘they have to pay it back sometime’. I think lots of people who haven’t earnt a lot of money after studying will be quite surprised about that.”

    She said half to three-quarters of the pensioners she dealt with had a student loan.

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    • OVER HALF OF NZ PENSIONERS HAVING “STUDENT LOAN” REPAYMENTS

      I’d love to see the real numbers
      Sounds like emotional crap

      Student loans started in NZ in 1992
      32 years ago
      If you just turned 65 then you were still studying at 33
      And not paid off a loan on over 30 years
      Does not sound like very bright people
      A house mortgage is usually (almost definitely;) no more than 30 years for P+I

      The number is crap.
      If the weighted average age of a pensioners is 75 to 77 then….
      ….nah
      its crap
      no source provided anyway

      If they started studying in the last 15 years before the pension- sounds like they were doing a hobby they expected others to pay for
      Sheet, you only pay 20 to 25% of a university course anyway.

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  13. Hitting the jack pot. 🙁

    …….. $240 million, in $20 million grants to each of these global leaders: ……….
    ….. ; former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; ….

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ap-melinda-gates-foundation-bill-gates-french-jacinda-ardern-b2552630.html

    Another ticket for her to clip; while supposedly in charge of distributing & gaining a function of kudos to her legacy; 🙁
    The blood-price NZ’ers paid to buy a ticket for Ardern to play for that .

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/melinda-gates-called-on-pm-jacinda-ardern-to-speak-up-in-support-of-global-covid-19-vaccine/2J22WDB5WDRXTCFN4ZMYJRPOAQ/

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    • Evil masquerading as Philanthropy.

      “The key MESSAGE from Gates was that this issue is difficult; WE NEED YOU to speak up in support of a collective approach to vaccines,” the records show. “PM Ardern said SHE’D be happy to assist.” (another captains call then)

      And that folks is how our governments are controlled, coerced, manipulated, threatened or bullied by powerful foreign NGO’s and corporations. This one just happened to be ‘on the record’.

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    • Just clear it up, the donation is to be redistributed for these purposes.

      … Melinda French Gates’ $1 billion initiative to support women and girls …..
      ….. yeaahh right ….
      Who can deny that it is not a worthy cause?
      After all we see women’s records being smashed in the sports arenas,
      Are they going to label changing rooms & toilets doors with “penis” “vagina” & not worry about the frock or pants?

      Financial bribe? or payoff? but is all to keep the revolution going.

      Though the way they operate is in the dialectic, which is simultaneous way of destroying & creating, but to their guide lines to rebuild.
      All for their nice sounding out comes, which is again, “Long last the revolution” as it will be getting better; as well as the next time.

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    • As thick as thieves
      Crims stick together

      likely a payout for services rendered
      In reality that was cheap for the Goates scum to buy such results!!

      Toothy Adrain is so nasty she would have wrecked the country for free!

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  14. Heard on the car radio Smith & Caughey’s department store in Auckland is closing with the loss of 400 jobs.

    Wiki: Smith & Caughey Ltd, trading as Smith & Caughey’s, is a chain of two mid-sized, upscale department stores in Auckland, New Zealand. One of the oldest surviving retail businesses in New Zealand, it was established in 1880.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxPh29tWK5I
    Simon Bridges Talks Business Confidence Ahead of the Budget Announcement

    Sean Plunket talks to Auckland Business Chamber CEO Simon Bridges about business confidence ahead of the Budget announcement.

    It’s not good out there

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    • Not too flash up here, I’ve had to throw some money into my business for the first time in many years. We’re lucky that we owe bugger all money and if we nail things down we can survive for a fair length of time. I’ll give it till October to come right and then I’ll have to start asking some hard questions about continuing. It was like this in 2010, a lot of older companies just closed the doors, sold everything off and retired rather than prop the company up. I can see that happening again.

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      • Feel for you Tarquin. Best of luck.

        Like you in 2010 we went through the financial white knuckle ride but emerged the other side. Financially sound but decided could do without the Labour govt sticking it to business so sold and retired.
        RECOMMENDED! 🙂

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        • I have never entered their doors.
          Parents always took us kids to Ak for mid yr hols.
          Went to Farmers for shopping, plaground, lunch and onsite parking!
          Took the missus and kids once before school age.

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      • Yep and 2014. Pretty sad down here aw well so Willis had better get her crap together tomorrow.
        I see the 4 main banks removed from their vaults more cash back to their head offices than they declared in dividends.
        For the downtickers who down ticked what Prebble and Harwich had to say this morning you need to think again.

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    • Auckland councils hatred of cars is the main cause, when there’s a choice of only limited and expensive cbd parking and suburban malls have ample free parking,, affluent shoppers are not going to leave the bmw at home and catch a bus

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  15. No lgbt++++ in Maori history. She should be in parliament with Jones

    https://x.com/2ETEKA/status/1795645629944959173

    Di Landy of Mana Wahine kōrero gives a powerful speech having a go at the Woke Elite and Marxist Māori activists for hijacking Māori culture, changing language and rewriting history. “Gender Identity was never part of Māori history, Elizabeth Kerekere and University Academics are TELLING LIES”.

    She calls out Tory Whanau, Te Parti Māori and the Greens as being part of the tyrannical woke cult and for using Māori to spread discontent about the garbage narrative of “colonisation”.

    This is more representative of Māori and all kiwi’s then the rubbish pushed by the extremists and the gormless lap up their rhetoric like the useful idiots they are.

    “The naming of Govt departments with Māori names – and making up words to fit is ridiculous, and no one should be forced to learn Māori”.

    “The idealogues are the ones re-colonising us”

    I completely agree and Tautoko her.

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    • ……”No lgbt++++ in Maori history”……

      And a quick study of any primitive, Stone Age tribal people such as Maori were prior to “colonisation” will reveal very little LGBTQQIP2SA influence.

      The reason was the pressure they lived under. Basically it was breed or die out. Those tribes that could not replicate themselves in sufficient numbers failed or were slaughtered in war with their more numerous neighbours.

      They weren’t going to let a womb go to waste while the owner dyed her hair pink & took part in a march for non binary rights.

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  16. Winston Peters
    @winstonpeters
    They are not ‘The Māori Party’ they are a ‘Party of Radicals’.

    They don’t want democracy they want anarchy.

    They purport to represent Māori even though the vast majority of Māori don’t vote for them. They deliberately attack individual Ministers with childish schoolboy slurs that are only ever designed to stoke racial division.

    They ignorantly call the government a ‘Pakeha Government’ with ‘Pakeha Laws’ when two of the three leaders of the coalition are Māori and there is a record number of Māori in Cabinet.

    They personally attack Māori Ministers for not growing up Māori enough, for being sell outs, for wanting to exterminate Māori, for being white supremacists, for being racists, for wanting ‘everybody to be white’. These are quotes.

    The only Māori they acknowledge and want to represent are the minority who think like them. If you are a Māori and don’t think like them then ‘you’re not a real Māori’. The sooner the media realise this the sooner they will see the blatant racist rhetoric they use as their weapon of choice.

    Their rhetoric belongs in the gutter and should be called out by media for what it is – and would be in a nanosecond if the racial roles were reversed…

    https://x.com/winstonpeters/status/1795665949238169940

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  17. Condemnation of the Reserve Bank’s latest change to mortgage rules.

    The central bank has confirmed it’s going ahead with plans to introduce “debt to income” restrictions, preventing home buyers from borrowing more than six times their pre-tax income.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/ashley-church-property-commentator-on-the-reserve-banks-changes-to-debt-to-income-ratios/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=twitter

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    • Don’t know exactly how this is going to work. By my calculations it’s going to mean an average household income in Auckland won’t be able to buy an average house unless they’ve got a whopping deposit.
      e.g if you earn $100k you’re going to be able to borrow $600k, so if you want to buy a $1 million house, you’re going to need a $400k deposit.

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    • From BN’s link:

      ……”will “screw up” the housing market at a time when it should be recovering. “……

      Screwing is exactly what the housing market needs & this is going to shaft it as never before. Few will have the huge deposits & incomes are not going to rise to cover the 1:6 ratio.

      Prices will plummet. Leveraged landlords are going on the endangered list!

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  18. Sky News Australia
    @SkyNewsAust
    Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has announced a new ministerial role focused on “Men’s Behaviour Change” – a move 2GB host Ben Fordham said was based on a “warped way of thinking” that wouldn’t be applied to any other groups in society.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/what-an-absolute-joke-victorian-premier-jacinta-allan-accused-of-demonising-men-with-appointment-of-parliamentary-secretary-for-mens-behaviour-change/news-story/bbd1e9e91136306a3929eddcab738638

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  19. Just been into Mitre 10 & bought a pack of energy saving light bulbs. As the woman on the till scanned them, she asked: “Will you be putting these up yourself, sir?”

    “‘Erm, no.” I replied. “What kind of sicko do you think I am?”

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    • And this comment from Hazel Modisette from a NZCPR post today;

      Talk about bite the hand that feeds you.
      If Maori want self determination, then they need to pay their own way & stop bludging
      I used to be proud of my Ngapuhi ancestry, but no more when I see the ghetto that Northland & the Far North have become & areas of Sth & West Auckland have become virtual no go areas due to rampant crime & gang activity.
      MMP has now become Malignant Maori Politicians & perhaps a tax embargo would remind them who pays their ridiculously exorbitant salaries & lifelong perks that no other Kiwis are entitled to & send an unequivocal message to lame duck Luxon that the vast majority of NZers have had a gutsful & aren’t willing to put up with this racist & divisive BS any more.
      If push comes to shove, we carry a lot more weight…

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  20. According to a poster on BFD earlier today Tama Potaka ( Nat MP , Maori Affairs Minister and basically a Maori activist) said that he agrees with Sir Apirana Ngata’s “interpretation” of the Treaty of Waitangi. If this is accurate then I think it is a major shift by the Nats. Definitely a shift in the right direction because Sir Apirana agreed that the Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty.
    Not sure if Potaka said this in Parliament or to the media.

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    • In 1940 Sir Apirana Ngata said:

      ……“Clause 1 of the Treaty handed over the mana and the sovereignty of New Zealand to Queen Victoria and her descendants forever. That is the outstanding fact today. That but for the shield of sovereignty handed over to Her Majesty and her descendants, I doubt whether there would be a free Maori race in New Zealand today.”…….

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