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  1. LOL, At last the COL has come up with a policy that will be 100% sucsessful,according to Kelvin Davis they are going to fix the disgraceful problem of 50/60 % of the prison population being Maori and its so simple it’s unbelievable that someone else hasn’t come up with it.
    They are going to put a cap on how many Maori can be in prison at one time, Im not jesting ,you havn’t woken up like Walter Mitty and found yourself back at april 1st again ,this was stated this morning on Te karere, and OMG its so simple.
    Alfies wife should just declare “we no longer have a new 50 billion dollar debt”, FUUUCKKKK we’ve sorted out all NZs problems overnight.

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    • But, but, but they do not do targets for elective surgery, or welfare so why now for Maori in prison?

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      • Maori & Pacifica Health targets are in practice.

        Capital and Coast District Health Board…..
        …… “We’ve moved Māori and Pacifica to the top of the band,” …….
        …… The meeting also heard it had not come as a directive from the Ministry of Health. …..

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/121640802/mori-and-pacifica-given-priority-in-elective-surgery-waitlists

        Wonder how obesity is rated?
        Fitness?
        ‘Wokeness’?
        Alcohol intake?
        Cigarette smoker?
        Illegal drug intake?
        Cold damp rental home?

        Then there is the Whanau Ora system, plus all the extra dosh for the most pain & suffering of CoVid.

        Scholarships for study.
        Extra maori quota allowances to enter for a medical Doctor’s degree.

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        • Heard someone on Newstalk claim (unchallenged) that Maori have been pushed down the waiting list because of their ethnicity. That is completely outrageous and the DHBs that have been doing that need to be named and shamed. Specific examples need to be taken to court and people held accountable.

          Unless of course its like poor old Parekura Horomia claiming only pakeha were allowed on the school bus in Tolaga Bay and that as a wee maori boy he had to run along behind it – a complete and utter fabrication.

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          • Parekura Haromia must have stopped exercising as soon as the bus stopped. Because he was a large gentleman!

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      • If they don’t count them how would they know how many they have?
        Can kelvin count up that far?

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  2. Morning all, can’t wait to see what wonderful acts of kindness dear leader will bless us with today. I see they have kicked things off by giving teacher aids a whopping great pay rise. Being at the forefront of the junior propaganda section clearly has its rewards. I would imagine the appropriate percentage will be siphoned off by the union. Meanwhile those of us in the private sector will continue to fight for our lives in this ill conceived lockdown while Cindy pushes ever closer to financial and ideological cliff.

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    • Tarquin, just talking with a younger member of my family about that astronomical pay rise and she states “its not like its businesses that have to pay the extra, its Government money” FFS why are young people always stupid leftists?

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  3. Anti-food waste advocate Sarah Wilson says freeze your nuts and ignore best before dates.

    For all you frustrated men.

    Freeze your nuts

    It’s true that oils in tree nuts (and seeds) go rancid very quickly when exposed to heat, light and air, but there’s a simple solution. As soon as you get home, store them in the fridge or freezer. They’ll last four to six months in the fridge and six to 12 months in the freezer. They also taste better – crispier and sweeter – direct from the freezer (no need to thaw).

    So for those in the tropics. Be careful.:lol: 😆

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  4. A snowflake went into an Auckland cafe and posted a sign on FB that stated all employees must speak English. Sounds perfectly sensible if a business employs different races and requires staff to all understand what is required quickly and safely. Meanwhile on FB the cafe owner has been lambasted as being racist.

    Poll: Is it OK to insist only English is spoken in the workplace?
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2020/05/poll-is-it-ok-to-insist-only-english-is-spoken-in-the-workplace.html

    A cafe in Auckland has been slammed for a “racist” sign telling employees they must speak English “at all times”.

    “Out of respect for your colleagues, English is to be spoken at all times,” said the sign at Mt Eden’s Circus Circus Cafe, a photo of which was posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

    Yes 77%
    No 23%

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    • The company I work with employ people from 42 different countries across the world. English is our workplace language as well to ensure everybody can understand everybody else. There is some flexibility, for example for colleagues from the same background to speak to eachother in their native tongue over lunch, etc. but for the purposes of work – it’s English.

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    • I can guess the snowflake in question lives with her parents in a nice, leafy part of Auckland. She (her name is Karen) attended a private girls’ school, and later completed a degree in arts at the University of Auckland, majoring in “_______ Studies.” She works for an NPO, and is thinking of travelling to Asia with her boyfriend in a couple of years when travel restrictions are listed.

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  5. I’ve been away for a day or two so don’t know if this important comment about the election by David Seymour has been posted.

    David Seymour believes Government ‘undermining’ election by keeping country at alert level 2 ‘for another month’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/david-seymour-believes-government-undermining-election-by-keeping-country-at-alert-level-2-for-another-month.html

    Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday Kiwis will know when we’re moving to level 1 within the next month, saying the Government will make its final call on when to make the move by June 22.

    “On that basis Cabinet will check in again on our settings on the 8th of June, and we’ve agreed that no later than the 22nd of June – four weeks from today – we will consider the move to alert level 1.”

    But Seymour wrote in a Facebook post the decision to delay an official announcement is “self-serving” by the Government.

    “Labour and Jacinda Ardern are undermining this year’s election by keeping New Zealanders at alert level 2 for another month.

    “We’re now just 103 days away from advance voting. Before the lockdown, it wasn’t unusual to see more than 100 people at a political rally. Now, that’s not allowed and can’t be planned.”

    He added suppressing election activity is the “hallmark of undemocratic states” and it has no place in New Zealand.

    Seymour believes the delay is politically-motivated and it’s now time to get back on with normal life.

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    • This is the ploy of all dictators waikatogirl. it seems to me that she is holding onto control as fast and tight as she can. While I can’t see any reason for her to worry, as the new National top team seem to be doing her electioneering for her with this weeks debacle they seem to have no idea what they are doing so hardly engender any confidence in them. Act party vote, there is no candidate in my area yet so will decide when one is announced. I quite like the National MP who has represented the area so may still vote for him.

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    • Meanwhile, the government is rushing through 15 new bills in 17 hours. It gives the opposition around an hour to read, understand and work their way through each bill before it is rammed through parliament.

      What is in those bills? What is Jacinda Ardern trying to do while she meddles with Appropriations, Overseas Investment, Resource Management ACT, Bill of Rights and more.

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      • That is not democratic. Cindy considers the opposition an annoyance so is circumventing the process. We are living in a dictatorship but most don’t understand as NZ becomes a communist land while Cindy insists it is all for kindness sake.

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        • While the country yields to this toxic bitches rules, the nats can only change their leaders. Shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic didn’t help them either.

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        • Lizzie – Todd has the answer – promise to retrospectively suspend all arderns laws passed in haste.

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      • More than likely extra powers to beat down and keep Kiwi’s firmly
        under the heel of her cankle boot.
        Hurry up September!!
        Fuck off Jacinda.

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      • I think it is time that the Governor General steps in and calls a halt to this crap. Does she have no powers at all? If not why would we be bothered at all with one? Its incredible that the opposition party is not screaming about this from the roof tops. What the hell is going on? Liebr and the rest of the col are running this ship with no opposition on what they are doing. Can they not stop these new laws? This is the most frightening thing that is happening to New Zealand.

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        • The opposition party is screaming about it, that’s why ACT is publishing on all channels to communicate this. But they have to work around the MSM and use alternative channels to get the message out, because the MSM is in Labour’s pocket.

          Unless you meant National, but I don’t really think they’re “opposition” anymore. They’re basically Labour in blue drag.

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  6. Joe Biden and Jill Biden placing a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park. Wearing masks wouldn’t be a political statement from Joe and Jill Biden!

    Joe Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘fool’ for mocking face masks during Covid-19 pandemic
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/joe-biden-calls-donald-trump-fool-mocking-face-masks-during-covid-19-pandemic

    After Biden wore the mask on Memorial Day, Trump retweeted a post by a political commentator that featured an image of a masked Biden over the comment, “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.” Asked about that during a subsequent event in the White House Rose Garden, the president responded, “Biden can wear a mask.”

    Trump won’t wear mask in front of cameras because he doesn’t want to give ‘press the pleasure’
    President Donald Trump says he wore mask and goggles out of view of reporters while he was touring a Ford plant in Michigan.

    “But he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather,” Trump said. “They’re inside, they don’t wear masks and so I thought it was very unusual that he had one on. But I thought that was fine. I wasn’t criticising him at all. Why would I ever do a thing like that?”

    “It is a bit peculiar,” McEnany said. “That in his basement, right next to his wife, he’s not wearing a mask. But he’s wearing one outdoors when he’s socially distant. So I think that there was a discrepancy there.”

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  7. Uh oh, Cindy not being kind. Kiwis losing their jobs and homes, and having to make their mates redundant under Cindy’s hard and fast political moves.

    Opinion: Jacinda Ardern needs to do something to ease New Zealand’s post-COVID pain – Ryan Bridge
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/opinion-jacinda-ardern-needs-to-do-something-to-ease-new-zealand-s-post-covid-pain-ryan-bridge.html

    Last night on the news was heartbreaking – first the guy who lost his job, scared now of losing his home.

    Then Nick Andreef from Waitomo Adventures, having to lay off his staff, having to lay off his mates.

    It’s hard to watch – and it should be for the Prime Minister as well.

    We need to do something about this.

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    • Jacinda will do something- Announce her ‘Royal Wedding’!
      That will distract the rabble from pesky things like jobs and that Economy thing and stuff..

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      • Announce aanother royal baby after twiddling her fingers in lockdown. After all 10 min interview in the middle of the day leaves plenty of time to amuse yourself.

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        • Twiddling fingers doesn’t do it, Sooty. You’ve actually got to get your ugly bits involved.

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        • She’s already had a baybeee…
          I don’t think another one would have quite the same impact.
          Now a ‘Royal Wedding’ on the other hand-Think Clarke and Jacinda waving to the crowds out of a horse-drawn carriage..Think a crying Hilary Barry interviewing the Red Carpet guests…
          That would be worth closing down the Auckland CBD for wouldn’t it Jacinda?..

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  8. Over 50,000 + signed up for the benefit since lockdown. And 60% of the NZ workforce are receiving government (tax payer) assistance 😳

    Who want’s to guess how this will end?

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    • The headline news companies reducing staff are the tip of the iceberg.
      The tsunami of job loss’s will come from small and medium business’s

      ….. Infometrics, said 80 per cent of the total job losses in New Zealand would come from small businesses – most of which will never be widely reported. …..
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300022327/12000-headlinegrabbing-redundancies-tip-of-the-iceberg

      The small business’s will just quietly expire, & close shop.

      The jobless, will they sign up? or will they just disappear.

      Bottom line, will there be a later increase in the number of jobs?
      More importantly, will those new jobs be off : away from the government’s & councils teat of subsidy, bureaucracy & regulations sheltering corporations.

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      • Hubby and I drove down country through the Waikato and down into the Manawatu on Tuesday. It was obvious from the missing traffic that people are already hurting. The normal heavy bustle of traffic south of Cambridge to Paiere turnoff was missing and all the way down to north of Palmerston North traffic was extremely light. A decent number of trucks on the road although they were not at their usual number either. Oddly we saw about 10 car transporters heading south. In contrast the Manawatu levels of traffic seemed close to normal.

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    • “Who want’s to guess how this will end?”

      Jacinda gets her Nobel Prize then whooshes off to that dream job she’s always wanted at the United Nations?
      Leaving us to pick up the rubble and clean up the wreckage??….

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      • Capricorn one, hopefully she’ll be there for a couple of weeks and then Trump withdraws all US money from that joke of an organisation.
        Will there be on opening here in NZ for a fish and chip specialist ?

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    • Kea , my two oldest sons are self employed in the building industry and they are both saying work is being cancelled or put back all over the country,very bad and when the money tree falls over its going to be catastrophic.
      My neighbor employs 36 workers at the moment but has been hit hard by the cancellation of the new runways and other major projects around Auckland, he’s loosing sleep big time .

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      • Builders are a great measure of prosperity. Second only to farmers.

        Food and shelter.

        We are in deep shit but at least those honourable professions will always be needed.

        I’m to the left of Pol Pot on this. In fact I’m a liberal lefty greeny. But I’m also a pragmatist and not an authoritarian. The modern lefty green movement horrifies me. I’m voting ACT.

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  9. Kea

    How will it end?

    In the ‘Socialist Nirvana’ so beloved by Lenin, Marx and all their acolytes down the years; the ‘nirvana’ that has so far been elusive, but which Cindy et al are determined will come into existence now that they are in charge, and with the population of three small islands now at their mercy what better time to do so?

    That they actually have no idea what they are doing or knowledge of the damage they are imposing is, of course, irrelevant and totally inconsequential, especially as they can go home at night and play mummies and daddies in their expensive homes, secure in the knowledge that they have the moral high ground; ‘cos the prostituted media say so…

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  10. How’s this for an American Judge’s ruling…?

    “Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.

    A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.

    Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.

    The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed feeding. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.

    When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.”

    https://www.redstate.com/smoosieq/2020/05/26/americans-dont-get-ruled-illinois-judge-unloads-on-pritzkers-stay-at-home-order/

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    • “they are being ruled”.

      And so in NZ we bring in “health” rules that were “ultra vire”
      BUT long before we also have bought in “green” etc. rules.

      Only by consent, does the government have the power.

      The government should not bring FEAR to the public. 🙁
      The public should bring FEAR to the government. 🙂

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        • A bribed voter? 😉
          An informed voter? 🙂

          What is best for the voter? Financially? Housing? Health? Jobs? Beneficary? Superannuation? outcomes?
          What is best for NZ?

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      • Yep. Don’t recall who said it.
        ” When people fear the government it is tyranny, when government fears the people it is liberty.”

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      • Even without guns there is a special & real fear when a Politician faces an angry crowd of 10 unarmed burly real men, just ask the armed Poolice when faced 300 at a funeral, proves the saying you cannot beat numbers.

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  11. So it seems that there’s a diminutive, mousy-looking elderly man in a pub, quietly staring into his glass of bitter. He has sad, sad eyes and a generally upset demeanor.
    Well, the door of the pub is slammed open and a lorry driver who looks like Dwayne Johnson charges in. He roars up to the bar counter, orders four pints of the strongest beer the bartender has, and drops heavily down upon one of the bar stools.
    As he drains his beers, he looks around the (nearly empty) pub. He spots the elderly gentleman, who is still quietly staring into his beer.
    He jumps up, performs a triple-front flip with a backward axle twist (just to show off how fit he is), stomps over to the gentleman’s table, grabs the old man’s beer and drains it in a single gulp.
    Immediately the elderly gentleman bursts into tears.
    Feeling somewhat upset, the lorry driver says “Ey, it was just a joke, mon! Look, I’ll buy ye a couple o’ pints, eh?”
    “It’s not that,” sobs the elderly man. “It’s that today is the worst day of my life!”
    The lorry driver sits down and (gently) pats him on the back. “There noo, there noo. Tell mae all aboot it.”
    “Well,” the elderly gentleman says, “this morning my alarm clock broke after 50 years of working properly, so I got up late. And when I got up late, I drove to work late for the first time in 50 years. And when I went in to work, the young manager told me I was bloody sacked!
    “And then I came back outside to get my car, and it had been towed away because I had forgotten my disabled person ticket. And while I stood there, a man ran up to me, knocked me down and stole my wallet. And so I had to walk home through the cold, ice and snow, because I couldn’t get a taxi.
    “When I got home, I crept upstairs thinking that I would just crawl into bed and try to think of something to do. But when I got home and into my bedroom, I walked in on my wife in bed with another man! She told me she was leaving me, and to get out of the house. So I left the house and came here, thinking I’d just end it all. But right when I had worked up myself to drink my poison and end it all” here he sobs louder, “-you drank it instead!”

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  12. National’s problem – they’re all retarded socialists

    This exchange is a perfect example of how terribly wrong National have got things, I felt a few years ago that Labour might be diminishing into minor party status after the appalling defeat under Cunliffe and the appt of Little. But it seems that it is National that might be walking that path.

    Their problem? National is a party full (apart from Judith) of wannabe left wingers. If Todd Muller had half a ball and one quarter of a brain he’d have torn into Tova when she asked about the skin colour of his front bench. Instead, both him and the stupid psycho Kaye started blubbering and blabbing trying to count up as many brown faces as they could. What’s wrong with any of these answers, the sort of thing that a true adult leader would say:
    – “You should be ashamed of yourself Tova, everyone knows that those that talk about race the most are the worst racists”
    – “Have you got a grown-up question Tova, or are you still going to push Labour party talking points and pretend you are a journalist”
    – “I always follow the advice of Mark Twain when faced with questions like that “Don’t engage with idiots, they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience””
    – “Look, hate speech like that is what I expect from Labour and their paid Fake News Operatives, it’s not what I expect from a respected journalist like you Tova – if you want to ask racist questions talk to Labour – I’ve made decisions about my team based on capability not skin colour”
    – “The great things about Labour’s education policy is that they’re trying to erase history, they’ve forgotten the words of one of the greatest civil rights leaders – MLK – when he said “I look forward to a time when a man will be judged by the content of his heart and not the colour of his skin”

    It’s a measure of how utterly clueless National have become that they didn’t think to prepare for this sort of Fake News attacks. The Fake News media have been bought by Labour, they’re corrupt, they’re dishonest, they’re crooked and biased. You can only use your interactions with them to draw the sheeple’s attention to their dishonesty. They’ll never be fair, they’ll never not lie. Their livelihoods depend on not giving National a fair crack of the whip. They need to be treated like the enemy that they are.

    So National have gone from globalist Key, to two time loser English, to damp and uninspiring Soimon through to soaking wet clueless Todd. Sadly, as bad as Labour are. National are not fit to govern. It seems we’ve ceased to be a democracy and all it took was 25 years of MMP.

    Unless something freakish happens with the New Conservatives (like getting to 10%) and ACT do the same the 2020 election is lost and NZ will burn to the ground before becoming a Chinese colony. The globalists have won.

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    • Look on the bright side, NZF could be the major party in parilament!
      Gets hat and shuffles off!

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    • I heard Kerry McIvor introducing her show earlier saying they had been trying to book a time to talk to Todd Muller but his press secretary said there was no time, so Kerry said they hoped to get him sometime in the next month. I don’t listen to her program so I’m not sure how often she speaks to the leaders ( she said it was reasonably regularly) but it did not come across as a good thing for Muller ( McIvor was very polite in how she told listeners what was happening but the message was there).

      While it is correct that Bill English has lost twice I do not go along with the “two time loser” tag. In the last election he did not lose any share of the vote and the Maori Party guys who lost their seats , it was only by a small number of votes –if they had won things could have been different. I think Bill English would have done much better than Bridges –as a leader English was like a good wine , took a while to mature.

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      • I too think BIll is an amazing operator. And yes he would have done better than Bridges. The problem is that smegma from my dick would have done better than Soimon – that’s not the issue. The issue is he was proven as a failure as a Leader and a leader was the role that National needed to put Cindy off balance.

        Bill was weak and uninspiring in the 2017 leaders debate and it was obvious then that he wasn’t the answer.

        Politics is an unforgiving game, you get one go (Bill got his in 2002 and he should have learned) all the things that made him so utterly uninspiring in 2002 were still there in 2017. It’s like saying Tony Woodcock has the best right shoulder in the game – he’s the best in the world – let’s put him in at first five. It would be a massive selection failure – just like making English leader when they had Joyce or Collins to put in.

        The skills Bill used to be the real intellectual power behind National and the manager of the insane public service – were not the skills needed to be Leader.

        Politics changed in 2016 with Brexit and Trump. National went into denial about the more rambunctious approach needed. They lost in 2017 because of that denial. They will lose in 2020 because of it. They appointed Soimon and Todd because of the denial. They’ll keep on losing until the current fuckwits running National get sent to the knackers yard and they wake up to the new politics of populism, media-antipathy, nationalism and freedom.

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        • Meanwhile Judith is rattling cages putting Labour on the back foot with clever off the cuff sledging and getting herself media coverage from the horrified msm. She’s good! I predict a new National party leader after the election. Remember Maggie Thatcher wasn’t popular with some of her colleagues but she dragged England back from the economic brink. 👏

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            • Yes I watched that when you first posted it. England had their winter of discontent in the 1970’s under Ted Heath’s leadership. The unions had helped decimate the British economy on the very road to socialism NZ is now. There was rubbish piled in the streets with the bin men on strike, daily power cuts due to lack of decent infrastructure and most Brit’s were surviving in misery. Labour were voted back in for a few years before Maggy became PM and sorted them out.

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            • That discussion was fantastic, Pascal. When I watched it a week or so ago I was left thinking –hell there are some good thinkers out there, but how do we get to allow them to actually help get things DONE without them necessarily becoming politicians.
              The bit at the very end where David asks for evidence that a market based approach works and Oliver just says ” Yes there is evidence –just look at West and East Germany” —pure gold !! and something most people can easily relate to. It should be shouted out loudly and repeatedly during the election.

              BTW. I was unaware that the UK got far more financial help than Germany got under the Marshal plan

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        • DP
          I think one thing National did not think through was why the Key/English combo was so successful. In my view, it was the good combination of a good front person/ intelligent sales person (Key) combined with the experienced politician, intellectual grunt (English). They needed to duplicate that in some way and it would not have mattered if it was the other way around –ie. the Deputy did most of the fronting, the media would have soon got used to it. So for example an English / Collins combination would have worked.

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          • I think that is so true Ross12. I don’t think there is any thinking going on in the National party backrooms. They’re now in full panic mode and they’ve been in panic mode since JK left. And yes – the JK/BE was exactly that. BE was the great woman behind the great man. He needed to be playing the same role for Judith too. National would have been formidable. But the inherent sexism that still rots the core of National meant that like the old Tory party in the early 70s – they couldn’t stomach having a woman as leader. And I like the idea – but I just don’t think the JC deputy with English hiding behind her would have been good optics. JC was needed to purge the fucktards from the party – English was an accolyte – he was never going to clean house.

            As usual National are still 50 years behind and unable to learn. Todd if he has any sense will have an “accident” or “need to take time out for personal reasons” to allow National to put JC in charge.

            Surely, the backbenchers don’t want to lose their jobs. The only way they keep their cushy jobs is if Judith is allowed to snakebite them back to 45% in the polls.

            And as for Kaye – OMG – on her current performance she seems more suited to a role in a WI than as a deputy leader. Or does she too aspire to play the same “darling little woman role that’s seen but not heard” the way that PaulaB did?

            I can’t think there is anything that National could have done worse than the way they’ve played the game since JK ran away. They’ve deployed an almost a textbook strategy of unfettered utter stupidity and hubris.

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            • Sadly I don’t think Judith is catholic so is on the outer with National’s core leadership decision makers it seems.

              What do you reckon nasska?! 😎

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              • You’re probably on the money. 66% of the current Nats are raving Godnutters & they won’t hand over the reins without a fight.

                They’re building up brownie points so as to qualify for a harp & cloud in the next life.

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    • Precisely this. Us armchair politicians can see the correct responses to these churnalists, why can’t somebody who’s career path involves politics?

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      • Because they’re socialists at heart. They bought into this stuff and all they really want is to be accepted by the other side. Don’t forget Todd is a big believer in the Chicken Little AGW apocolypse as well as in the great sky fairy.

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      • Self-serving politicians have to play the game as they see it to retain their cosy position. Unfortunately many of them seem to have blinkers on and are not prepared to do their own research into what people are really thinking out in the real world. Politicians hold a few public meetings close to election time but write any of the public off as a crackpot, heckler or protester if they have a different view from the party’s collective thought.
        🙈🙉🙊

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  13. Historic SpaceX and NASA space mission aborted
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/05/historic-space-x-and-nasa-space-mission-aborted.html

    The historic SpaceX and NASA space mission has been aborted due to weather concerns.

    Unfavourable atmospheric conditions prompted controllers to call off the mission just 16 minutes before the designated launch time.

    For the first time, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were to head to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center aboard a craft – the Falcon 9 rocket – made by a commercial company instead of a government agency.

    Thursday (NZ time) would have marked the first orbital mission from the US in nine years.

    NASA was providing the crew and SpaceX the hardware.

    The launch will next be attempted on Sunday, May 31 at 7:22am (NZ time). If the second opportunity is also called off, a third has been scheduled for Monday (NZ time).

    Until then, Behnken and Hurley will head back to quarantine.

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  14. Oh dear… Louisa Tipene Opetaia doesn’t think it’s kind. 🙄
    “I feel that they have such a narrow view of the world and how people communicate,” she said.

    Auckland cafe Circus Circus takes down sign telling employees to ‘speak English’ after backlash
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/auckland-cafe-circus-circus-takes-down-sign-telling-employees-to-speak-english-after-backlash.html

    Louisa Tipene Opetaia, who had visited the cafe before, said she was shocked when she saw the image and would rather spend her time and money on businesses that encouraged multilingualism.

    “Obviously it’s their business and they can run it how they want, but personally I wouldn’t want to go there and give them my business because I feel that they have such a narrow view of the world and how people communicate,” she said.

    “I feel like he should value the people that work for him that come from different countries and that includes valuing the languages they speak.”

    Cafe general manager Nixon Sherchan said the sign has been put up after he received complaints from some staff that they did not understand their colleagues.

    He said staff came from India, China, Bangladesh and New Zealand, while he himself came from Nepal.

    “They are entitled to speak their own language on break or after work. As long as they’re working on the premises with people from different countries, I’d like them to speak English… it’s not fair for someone else not to understand their colleague,” he said.

    “We need to have a same language to speak and communicate to each other, so what I wrote there is a guide out of respect for everyone working alongside you – you need to speak the same language at work.”

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  15. ‘Politics is brutal and it’s public’ – Paula Bennett opens up about demotion

    National’s former deputy leader Paula Bennett says she’ll bounce back from the “tough” demotion last week.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/politics-brutal-and-its-public-paula-bennett-opens-up-demotion?auto=6159856088001

    When asked why she’s sticking with the party after dropping so far down the rankings, Ms Bennett said she still feels valued.

    “I do feel valued actually. I’ve just had the most amazing support from the membership of the party, from the wider public, from my colleagues and they’ve told me that I’ve got something that they think adds value and I would like to think that I do as well.”

    Ms Bennett said she’s now focusing on her bounce back.

    “We’ve got a bigger job that’s bigger than me losing the deputy leadership on Friday and that’s what I’m focused on.

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  16. Cindy told the country not to go far from home in case you needed rescuing and put rescuers in danger. These two flouted Cindy’s lockdown rules. Glad they were found but they shouldn’t have been out there in the first place.

    Mark Richardson says Tasman trampers must have book thrown at them for flouting alert level 3 rules
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/mark-richardson-says-tasman-trampers-must-have-book-thrown-at-them-for-flouting-alert-level-3-rules.html

    Dion Reynolds and Jessica O’Connor entered Kahurangi National Park on May 8 while New Zealand was in COVID-19 alert level 3 – people were advised not to go on hikes or stray far from home.

    On Thursday a fuming Richardson said it’s not fair the pair flouted the rules.

    “If these guys went into the bush under level 3 conditions and I was not allowed to fish off the coast of Rangitoto then I’m sorry but I want the book thrown at them,” he said as The AM Show co-host Ryan Bridge repeatedly interjected with “oh come on!”

    “Good New Zealanders obeyed those principles because they were told ‘don’t go fishing 400 metres off the shore because you’re going to end up getting rescued, everyone ends up breaking their bubbles and it costs us heaps.’ Well it happened to them and that’s not good enough!”

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    • All they had to do was take a locater beacon, probably could have borrowed one off his boss with the kayak tours!

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      • They were walking in circles, so didn’t even have a compass. The cheapest, and in my mind, most important bit of kit, other than good clothing. I always carry two; a spare on my belt in my oh-shit-I’ve-lost-my-pack pouch. And a PLB about the size of two match boxes – not the cheapest, but great piece of equipment, esp when on your own.

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    • You think they were the only ones? Plenty went bush. They were the unlucky ones.
      And really they didn’t inconvenience anyone till the last week.
      Waited just long enough for L2

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  17. Fake News Media – even the caption writers are up to it

    Have a look at the caption on this story titled “Māori and Pasifika given priority in elective surgery waitlists” so you’d think that this is a rare time when Stuff is doing it’s job and calling out anti-white racism?

    Nah!

    As we can’t have the sheeple realising that Labour are trying to ignite a race-war as part of their Alinsky plan to divide NZ and destroy our long-standing social harmony – so they have to try to distract the sheeple by pointing out what a dizzy bitch Nikki Kaye is by suggesting Paul Goldsmith is Ngati Porou (he isn’t).

    Look at the caption on the video clip – what does

    National’s new deputy, Nikki Kaye, incorrectly describes colleague Paul Goldsmith as Māori

    have anything to do with allocating medical treatment on the basis of skin colour instead of medical imperatives?

    Fortunately I’ve got a screen shot to add to my ever growing collection.

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  18. Good Grief,just watched a senior Plod raving about how experienced and incredibly well prepared those two trampers were down in the southern parkland, NO you moron ,if they’d been well prepared they would have been carrying two personal locator beacons and would have been found weeks ago FFS.
    But no ,we spend 10s of thousands of dollars locating these two F–Wits and Plod congratulates them endlessly.
    I wonder if there’s a book offer in the wind?

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    • Our chob is to be koind.
      Doze tramplers is gods.😉😁
      Must comply with narrative……..must praise selfish dimwits and re-label as misinformed…….must obey……must obey….

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    • They are a classic case of urbanites playing with nature.

      Waterways in the mountains are not pathways. They are gorges, waterfalls and hazards. They clearly had no feel or understanding of the environment.

      I would have left them to die.

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      • But as often you are wrong. Well experienced, just got lost but behaved as they should.
        Big fail was not having a locator.

        Been there done that but without the same consequences.

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  19. ACT friends, if you are on Facebook please look up your local electoral candidate. They will typically have a “{person name} – ACT Candidate” Facebook page setup. Not everybody is there yet, but I see Mt Roskill, New Plymouth, etc. are all starting to become very active.

    This is a good means to stay in touch with your local candidate and your support in terms of liking and sharing their content helps broaden our reach and get us in front of more people. It helps build the party vote up.

    And there’s a clear message, ACT is going after the party vote. So please, help us get that reach.

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  20. Now, on Tamaki.

    My initial assessment of our local candidate was incorrect, so I’d like to set that record straight.

    Like most of us the ACT candidates have to keep up with their normal day to day jobs, manage their children and families and still find the time to campaign. I had mistakenly understood the unwillingness to engage in a larger section of the community to be dismissive, rather than what it is – very focused and trying to balance all of the realities into what gives us the best value.

    She’s giving up her long weekend to meet people locally in Tamaki. We spent this morning getting invitations out to our local members for a series of coffee catchups in Tamaki. It’s meant missed breakfasts and late for work, but that’s the reality of getting this done. She’s got a full schedule this weekend as we try to help mobilise the ACT machine so we can take the battle to Labour. If you are keen to help distribute pamphlets while walking your dogs or hand out flyers or otherwise contribute to the day to day work we’d be very grateful for your help.

    => 30 May, 3pm in Glendowie
    => 31 May, 11am in Mission Bay
    => 31 May, 2pm in Mission Bay
    => 1 June, 11am in Stonefields
    => 1 June, 2pm in Remuera
    => 1 June, 4pm in St Heliers

    If any of those slots work for you, let me know by posting back here (Editor, people can get my email address off you) and I’ll pass you on as a confirmed.

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  21. Can’t have this getting out.

    President of El Salvador Announces That He is Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Says ‘Most world leaders’ doing the same

    Bukele told reporters on Tuesday that “most world leaders” are doing the same and has questioned why world leaders are being advised to use it while the public is not.

    “I use it as a prophylaxis, President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis, most of the world’s leaders use it as a prophylaxis,” said Bukele.

    President Donald Trump has been a proponent of the drug, which is normally used to treat malaria, and recently announced that he had been taking it.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/president-el-salvador-announces-taking-hydroxychloroquine-says-world-leaders/

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    • No new cases today.

      Currently there are 8 historical cases in the country with none in Hospital.

      22 deaths that includes an elderly woman.

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    • Chuckbird, as bad as it was for the 21 folk who died , more and more people are starting to ask that question everone was to scared to ask a couple of months back ,”was it worth it for 50 billion dollars ? thats $10.000 dollars for every person in NZ that’s drawing breath, I can tell you right now they ain’t getting my $10k, it’s probably time to take advantage of the 90% of NZrs who want to pay Cash for a better priced job,especially now that im a second class citizen in my own country and will have to get in line behind more special ethnicities to get hospital attention.

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  22. Dem Economist Predicts Most Explosive Recovery Ever. Democrats Predictably Horrified

    Jason Furman, a Harvard professor and economist who worked for Barack Obama, gave a presentation in April to a group of bipartisan officials about the coming economic recovery. Democrats on the call were reportedly terrified.

    Furman says that the economic crash resembles a natural disaster crash, and like all of those, the economic impact is fast on the downswing but equally fast on the recovery. He’s predicting an unprecedented economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before. And he says it’s going to happen before November as the lockdowns are easing almost everywhere in the country.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/megan-fox/2020/05/26/dem-economist-predicts-most-explosive-recovery-ever-democrats-predictably-horrified-n428514

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    • One of the reasons the US will bounce back quite quickly (maybe not all the way back to the pre virus economy) is because many of the people now counted as unemployed are those who work in businesses that were not allowed to open . So when they reopen those people have their job back. Obviously this depends on the percentage of businesses that will reopen permanently again but I think it will be quite a high percentage. Once the pay cheques start rolling again and people feel confident their job is stable, the spending and so the economy will pick up.

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  23. Q1 Today.

    Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Prime Minister: Does she agree with the Rt Hon Winston Peters that New Zealand has been in lockdown for “far too long” and needs to be at level 1 now with a trans-Tasman bubble already operating, as reported by the NZ Herald; if so, what steps will she take to advance that?

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  24. COVER UP: Fauci Approved Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine 15 Years Ago to Cure Coronaviruses; “Nobody Needed to Die”

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose “expert” advice to President Trump has resulted in the complete shutdown of the greatest economic engine in world history, has known since 2005 that chloroquine is an effective inhibitor of coronaviruses.

    How did he know this? Because of research done by the National Institutes of Health, of which he is the director. In connection with the SARS outbreak – caused by a coronavirus dubbed SARS- CoV – the NIH researched chloroquine and concluded that it was effective at stopping the SARS coronavirus in its tracks. The COVID-19 bug is likewise a coronavirus, labeled SARS-CoV-2. While not exactly the same virus as SARS-CoV-1, it is genetically related to it, and shares 79% of its genome, as the name SARS-CoV-2 implies. They both use the same host cell receptor, which is what viruses use to gain entry to the cell and infect the victim.

    https://truepundit.com/cover-up-fauci-approved-chloroquine-hydroxychloroquine-15-years-ago-to-treat-nobody-needed-to-die/

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    • Given that the CCP-controlled China is a totalitarian state, is it ethical to trade with them?
      Didn’t New Zealand ban trade with South Africa years ago? (I read that somewhere.) Would New Zealand’s position be different if China were a Caucasian instead of Asian nation?

      Or are the billions of trade dollars and hundreds of thousands of CCP-dependent jobs in NZ more important?

      Real Politik vs. Principles.
      Will principles put food on your table and keep a roof over your head (even if you may not sleep so well at night…)?

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      • O-Sen, I dearly want to challenge your “thrice cursed Japanese imperialist” propaganda. But Ed deletes it.

        Ed’s probably not in on the KCNA joke 😉

        I think we need to tolerate the foreign ways of others. And focus on self improvement. No culture is the moral arbiter of all others. We have all sinned.

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        • Don’t use me as an excuse for your failure to put up a decent rebuttal to O-sens comments. Fight your own battles without being such a big cry babbeee.

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  25. Doe NZ need to have 70 mill dropped the arts by the mad queen?
    Is this so the luvies go to the ballet, opera, and look at pictures hanging on the wall?

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  26. Golriz Ghahraman hits back at ‘baseless assertion’ Manus Island refugee Behrouz Boochani won political favour
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/golriz-ghahraman-hits-back-at-baseless-assertion-manus-island-refugee-behrouz-boochani-won-political-favour.html

    Smith, MP for Kaikōura and National’s immigration spokesperson, has questioned whether Boochani truly intended to leave after a month because he told the ABC he had “no intention of leaving New Zealand”.

    Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Boochani was not welcome there, telling Sky News Australia: “He wouldn’t be permitted to come to Australia – we’ve been very clear about that.”

    Smith said he’s seen evidence showing Immigration NZ never contacted Australian authorities to let them know Boochani had been given a visa to visit New Zealand.

    “Effectively, that meant he was an excluded person from Australia,” he told Magic Talk. “Our immigration rules are very clear: If you’re excluded or if you’ve been deported from a country, you’re not allowed to enter New Zealand.”

    Under section 151 of the Immigration Act, confidentiality must be maintained in respect of claimants, refugees, and protected people.

    Smith said Boochani “has somewhere else to go, he can go to the United States, he can go back to New Guinea, but he cannot – I believe – qualify to stay here in New Zealand”.

    He also criticised Lees-Galloway for his handling of immigration cases, pointing to the minister’s controversial decision to grant residency to convicted drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek in 2018.

    Lees-Galloway also granted residency to a ‘protected person’ who had six convictions for driving with excess breath alcohol plus two convictions for driving without a licence.

    Smith described them as “dodgy decisions”.

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    • I( suspect Nick Smith is correct. This remains dodgy in my mind. The truth seems to be not overly important in the official dealings in this matter or is it simple incompetency being overwhelmed by deceit?

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  27. Grant Robertson deflects blame after Australian pundit claims Jacinda Ardern is ‘pushing NZ economy off a cliff’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/grant-robertson-deflects-blame-after-australian-pundit-claims-jacinda-ardern-is-pushing-nz-economy-off-a-cliff.html

    Responding to economics writer Adam Creighton’s brutal article in conservative newspaper The Australian, Grant Robertson said “everyone is entitled to their opinion” – but believes inaction by successive governments across several decades is to blame for poor productivity figures.

    Creighton’s article on Wednesday savaged our Government’s “draconian response” to combating the coronavirus, claiming it had left New Zealand’s “public finances in tatters”.

    “No national leader has been as feted as Jacinda Ardern during this pandemic. But while she might have popular support, the facts are she is pushing the NZ economy off a cliff,” he wrote.

    Creighton cites figures showing New Zealand sits fourth-last in labour productivity growth and last for multi-factor productivity growth in the OECD as the basis for these claims.

    But in an interview with Magic Talk’s Peter Williams on Thursday morning, Grant Robertson defended his management of the economic crisis, saying productivity has been a problem for as many as 40 years.

    He admitted he hadn’t read Creighton’s piece, but said “from what I’ve heard about the article, I’d disagree with a bit of it – but obviously people are entitled to their opinion”.

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        • Needs it read to him more like. It’s got complex words (for a labour politician) in it like “Debt to GDP ratio”, “recession” and “the”.

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    • I have read it; seems to be good to me. NZ has a problem. I see the cash being splashed out by the government and am not happy with lightweight spending called “investment”. Crazy money handed to an ethnic group, sport, house insulation, etc but without a coherent plan that I can discern to facilitate recovery from the still continuing but harder to justify lockdown. Hanging on until 22 June for Level two? I do not see any solid basis for that.

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    • “New Zealand sits on the ‘largest volcanic outpouring’ on Earth, researchers discover.”

      The Siberian Traps: “Hold my beer…”

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  28. Here is a suggestion for National. Get a some researchers looking at ALL Labour’s “Working Groups” and summarise the output from ALL of them individually, including how many have finished their job. Then look at the action taken by the Government on their advice.
    Has the tax payers got value for money?

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          • 250 working partys, because labour never expected to be the government. Thanks Whinestone!
            Sat on their arse for nine long years and fiddled with kiddies!
            All working partys are filled with party sycophants, wonder if they all tilth the party in return?

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    • My point is that they do this then make a half page bullet point summary to just show what a total waste of money and time they were.

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  29. Quick question for computer geeks. My Lenovo laptop is about 3 year old and the battery is not holding its charge. 0% available and its only running off direct power via the plug. If I unplug the computer is shuts down. Replace battery or replace laptop?

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      • My first computer (back in 1985) was an Apple IIc. It cost about 200,000 yen.
        My first Mac was an SE30 in 1987 that cost 700,000 yen (at around this time, the first Apple laser printers were just over a million yen each (around $NZ12,000 in those bygone days) and light-years ahead of the dot-matrix printers (this was in the Pre-bubble-jet Era).
        My second Mac was a second-hand colour-monitor model in 1990 for around 80,000 yen.
        The third Macintosh was free, from a Tokyo client.

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        • Although I was dragged kicking & screaming into the computer age in 1994 with a HP desktop running that wonderfully simple anachronism known as Win 95 I didn’t get a laptop until about 2009. That was a rugged little Lenovo which gave great service.

          The arrogant arseholes who mismanage Microsoft pushed me into Apple’s arms when they brought out their resource hungry, bug attracting, pos Win10 & ceased support for the workable Win7.

          I bought a 2012 Mac 13″ laptop 2nd hand from one of the grandkids to see what they were like & I was hooked. It’s running El Capitan & has never missed a beat.

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            • Ah Sooty, Commodore VIC-20 was my starter beast. With a cassette drive. Few years later – Amiga. And boy was that a beautiful machine!

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    • My Mac battery was slowing down like that. It was a few years old to be fair. Wine didn’t fix it, guess I should have had a beer instead!
      I ❤️️ my new MacBookAir I replaced it with. 🙂

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    • Get part number off the battery and get a new one on Ebay, Trademe or Alibaba.
      Not a big cost and laptop will run like new after a good charge.

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    • Lenovos are good laptops. A new battery will give you a few more years especially if you upgrade the RAM and possibly chuck in a SSD.

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    • This whole “xxx deaths from Covid-19” is highly misleading when you know that the vast majority will be chubby/eldery/quite ill.

      In the meantime, Fukuoka in Japan is getting hit by the second wave (all of 8 cases) and the local tourism industry is tearing its hair out. Come on Japan! Just open up already!

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  30. The closer we get to the re-election of President Trump the more authoritarian the left are becoming.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHrcfdL57ug
    Tucker: Media embrace Big Tech censorship instead of pushing back

    The only reason we have a free press is to fight back against authoritarian power structures demanding we read from approved scripts.

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  31. I’ve noticed Sweet Cheeks doesn’t froth and gush like he used to when asked a patsy question.
    Are we in trouble…?

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  32. FFS.
    WHO are about to ask for mass masking in NZ.
    This just has to be the UN trying to control us.

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    • Mass masking! For what?
      There haven’t been any viruses out running around for quite some time.

      (Mind you, masks are great when you have a cold and want to help preventspreading it around.)

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    • Guarantee commie Cindy will rush legislation to
      make it compulsory.
      Got to have the CV looking good for a UN position. Bitch.

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  33. Will it happen just before the election?

    Coronavirus: Trans-Tasman bubble ‘realistic’ by September – Jacinda Ardern
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-trans-tasman-bubble-realistic-by-september-jacinda-ardern.html

    A trans-Tasman bubble with Australia could realistically be in place by September, the Prime Minister has revealed.

    Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday she’s been careful not to put down a specific date the two countries will allow travel between each other, but her and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison want to open up the borders as soon as it’s safe.

    “September is realistic, but I haven’t given specifics around what date precisely. Needless to say, Prime Minister Morrison and I are very, very keen to see us moving towards an opening-up of our borders as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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    • The only “specifics” Cindy is clear on are hugs, photo ops with kindy kids
      and lying.

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    • Won’t we sustain a nett loss of people, where will they go? Aus, will as many Aussies come here instead of supporting their own?

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  34. Will billboards plastered with Cindy’s ugly face be under 24 guard
    leading up to the election? And if not, will patriots who perform their
    public duty by putting graffiti on them be shot or imprisoned?

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  35. The taxpayer must spend a lot on rescuing people from their own stupidity.

    Cell phone aids teen’s lucky escape after dinghy broke down during Cook Strait crossing

    An 18-year-old man who crossed the Cook Strait overnight in a dinghy and got stuck off Mana Coast has had a lucky escape thanks to his cell phone.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/cellphone-aids-teens-lucky-escape-after-dinghy-broke-down-during-cook-strait-crossing

    The man took off from Kenepuro Sound in the South Island last night before crossing the Cook Strait. This morning, he called the Harbour Master alerting that he had broken down off the Mana Coast.

    Police were able to locate him from his cell phone and found that he was around 12 km west of Mana Island. Police said he was found and taken back to shore in “reasonably good condition”. They said he was slightly cold but not hypothermic.

    “If it wasn’t for him ringing and us being able to locate him from his phone data it could have been a very different outcome,” Senior Sergeant Dave Houston said.

    “The battery on his cell phone was becoming flat.

    “If we didn’t have the mobile locate we would have had a massive search. The mobile locate literally saved his life.”

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  36. New York Governor Cuomo (the guy with nipple studs), who sent the sick elderly back to nursing homes, tried to delete the instructions he gave to Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Directors of Social Work, Hospital and Discharge Planners.
    Fortunately, the wayback machine was on hand.
    Excerpt:
    No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or
    suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is
    determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.

    I hope the prick gets sued to extinction.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20200407103413/https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/doh_covid19-_nhadmissionsreadmissions_-032520.pdf

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    • Even so, the nursning home administrators should have ignored the governor’s orders, as a matter of principle.
      ‘We were only following orders!” can not be an excuse if you know it will lead to certain death for your patients to whom you owe a duty of care.

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    • What a shocker. I am not sure what Mr Jackson is representing. He certainly does not represent much useful based on that performance. I do not need any of that in the House of Representatives. Disgraceful. Wonder if the media so concerned about ethnic blends will make of that boorish display from a supposed Minister.

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    • Saggy ,we need all sorts of different people in Parliament but FFS surely there should be some limit of intelligence that must be met before you can get into that place and start making law for the rest of us to follow.
      Jackson Is a genuine fully accomplished moron and shouldn’t be in the position he’s in,and the problem is that he’s not the only one down there that I wouldn’t trust walking my pooch.

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  37. Not looking good. TV1 news don’t want to put up on their website their item on recent job losses in NZ shown earlier. 37,500 jobs lost in a month. 8000 in the East Coast alone.

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  38. Nothing says, “I was forced into an arranged marriage with my elderly cousin”, quite like a hijab does.

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  39. German engineers flown to NZ during pandemic ‘unsung heroes’ of Wellington sewage pipeline repair

    Engineers from Germany who left their families in the midst of a global pandemic and flew halfway around the world to help fix some broken sewer pipes are being hailed as heroes.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/german-engineers-flown-nz-during-pandemic-unsung-heroes-wellington-sewage-pipeline-repair

    Max Vollenbroich from German engineering firm Amex-Sanivar is part of a team of five who flew here last month, spending two weeks in quarantine before getting started.

    His firm manufactures the polyester liner which has been pulled through 1.8km of the pipeline to repair it – a world-record length for a repair of this type.

    It is also the first time this kind of job has been done in Australasia.

    It is incredibly technically difficult work at the best of times, let alone under the strict physical distancing rules of lockdown.

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  40. Japans population 126,510,954.

    Cindy really is something special.

    Japan Ends Coronavirus Emergency With 850 Deaths and No Lockdown

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the end of his state of emergency declaration for the novel coronavirus pandemic, with just 851 deaths reported and without ever implementing a lockdown.

    “I have decided to end the state of emergency across the nation,” Abe said during a televised press conference on Monday. “In just over a month and a half, we almost brought (the infection) situation under control.”

    https://www.newsweek.com/japan-ends-coronavirus-emergency-850-deaths-no-lockdown-1506336

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