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    • BREAKING: The 77th World Health Assembly HAS adopted a substantial package of amendments to the International Health Regulations. The recently adopted amendments will facilitate an enormous global build up of the Pharmaceutical Hospital Emergency Industrial Complex which seeks to trigger ongoing “pandemic emergencies” that will be made even worse by “relevant health products.” It also includes things like quarantine, “compelling” people to be injected with whatever the WHO demands to travel, countries taking whatever measures are necessary to “comply with the WHO,” mandating “digital health documents” approved by the WHO, countries conducting surveillance on behalf of the WHO, as well as “on-site investigations,” “implementation of control measures…” I mean it really is a complete nightmare. Now, more than ever, we need to be absolutely RESOLUTE in our demands to leave the WHO, leave the UN, and take back control of our lives. I am NOT letting some terrorist LUNATICS run my life like this, and I know none of you will either!!!!

      OUTRAGE AS WHO GAINS EXTENSIVE POWERS BY BREACHING INTERNATIONAL LAW
      https://dailytelegraph.co.nz/news/outrage-as-who-gains-extensive-powers-by-breaching-international-law/

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  1. I am a bear with small brain so maybe someone can explain how the IHR and amendments is opt-in and all member states are part of it unless they register a reservation. My understanding of opt-in might be wrong?

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    • Dougal, obviously Global Warming has yet to reach you, but rest assured it will, soon.

      Here, in the centre of the Universe, the darkest King Country, it currently is a balmy -1 Deg and drizzling. This is what happens when Global Boiling strikes. My advise to you is, be prepared.

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          • I have just been rung by my grandson and will now be getting 2 bags of cones at $5 each. I managed to deflect the kindling offer as I already have about 10 bins of that but I guess grandads have to buy what grandads have to buy.
            For $10 we get a visit from 200 km away on a sunny day and the model railway gets a run.

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              • HO – 3 tracks but after a year am having a little trouble with a continuing power source right round. Is not helped that have built a big tunnel that i cannot get into. Think some changes may have to be made.
                Am using one side of a double garage. Advantage of selling a work truck after retiring.
                Have a lot of N Scale and track- just need to build it. May have to consider whether the first layout HO – should be rebuilt. Would be a shame but when not going properly is a pain.
                Am a member of the Oamaru Model Railway Club.

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                • HP@1257

                  Thank you; Tunnels can be a right pain – especially long ones with no side-access (One learns these things). I’m a long-time N-scaler (Specifically NZN Freelance), build small (‘Micro’) NZ-themed layouts and am a member of the Greater Waikato Railway Modellers Club. Good luck with the fault finding and ‘Happy Modelling’.

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    • Nothing like a good hot wood burner to dry out a house and keep moisture at bay.

      We moved into a brand new house nearly 7 years ago with a/c and a flued gas fire. Keep the place aired and at this time of the year have the a/c on most of the time. The fancy ‘wood panelled’ flooring started curling a few weeks ago. I thought the kitchen floor must have got wet but the problem continued to spread. Grabbed our trusty old dehumidifier and it’s still running after more than a week and its taken out 2 full tanks of water and still going. The floor has improved.

      PS: HP, great deal getting to spend time with your grandson and then watching the pinecones burn will remind you of his visit. WIN / WIN 🙂

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  2. Does anyone know who got the bells and spells this morning as a Kings honour? Willie Jackson? John Tamahare? King what ever his name is? Any new settler????? Anyone able to pass on this information so I do not have to read stuff or the Ferald?Or watch TV????

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          • It is horseshit when they ignore :-
            -50% of the population based on gender (not a choice folks, not a choice, you got a willy or you ain’t got a willy)

            -72 % of the population because it is white

            So ‘Honours’ major in the minors

            It is like you were Dux of school, but we only selected from 13% of the population who are them selves a percentage of early settlers ranging from 41% early settler blood to .0001% blood.
            But then, numbers are racist, anyway 😖

            I do get tired of the awards to Indians and Asians for work with ‘their people’
            Either they came here to integrate or they can fuck off whence they came.

            You will note I dont bother to use titles except for Sir Robert Muldoon.
            The rest can GFY
            Pretty much any of the Sirs and dames since the mid 1980s (Liebour goo-mint) are crap.
            The many Sirs given out to crooked flim flammers pretending to be businessmen in the 1980s when their house of cards collapsed in 1987/88 within 3 years of said gift was the nail to that coffin.
            These critters killed the NZ stockmarket for a quarter century with their fake valuations and simply ‘investing’ in each other. Jokes of you.

            It is stupid when people have been paid well to do a job then get a gong as well.
            If anything it should be for services rendered over and above the call to duty. ie voluntary work.

            I mean John Kirwan I get – it sure wasn’t for services to coaching!!!

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      • Chris Lewis for services to tennis, that has got to be some sort of record timewise.
        Rachel “Heifers and Lardos” Smalley for services to broadcasting and health advocacy(!). Someone in the Honours Department has a sense of humor.
        No Mahuta, Little, Davis or Robertson which might have been expected in times past. That is a step in the right direction, or they might wait until the New Year.

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      • ha ha
        -Deborah Manning for services to the community and the environment
        She was madly in love with Ahmed Zaoui . I was getting running reports from someone who worked with her husband at the time.
        She is nuts.
        He is in prison.
        What a pair!!
        —————–

        This is a crock :-
        Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

        Allyn (Aliya) Danzeisen for services to the Muslim community and women
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        Honorary probably means she is not even a NZ citizen!
        She is another mad yank like Genter, that wants to tell others what to do.
        A white gal with overactive imagination who converted to Islam.

        ……Aliya Danzeisen National Coordinator Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand. Photo: Supplied
        Lawyer, linguist and teacher Aliya Danzeisen converted to Islam as an adult four months before 9/11.

        Today, Aliya is the national co-ordinator and spokesperson for the Islamic Women’s Council, and a standard bearer for the contribution Muslim women are making in New Zealand.

        Danzeisen prepared the Islamic Women’s Council’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks.
        ——

        Originally from the USA, Aliya has lived in South America, the Caribbean, and Japan before coming to New Zealand.
        ——-
        It looks like in her spare time she eats burgers. halal of course!!

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  3. Morning Troopers,

    I used to work with a Maori bloke who, prior to that, had worked at the Waipareira Trust. He had nothing good to say about Tamahere and called him a crook (his actual words).

    I hope this census data / maori role / election fraud issue flies, because Tamahere has been ripping us off for far too long. Hope that the Manurewa marae gets thoroughly investigated and Natasha Kemp loses her seat.

    Not a mention in the Herald about this, or anything that I saw on the news last night.

    BFD is running an item on it this morning: Face of the Day

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  4. The scene: John Tamihere’s office at the Waipareira Trust.

    The problem: The lightbulb above his desk is blown.

    The question: How many Maori separatists, ripoff merchants & shysters does it take to change the lightbulb?

    The answer: No-one knows for certain. As soon as the light comes on they all scatter.

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  5. A preacher was delivering a temperance sermon one hot Sunday afternoon.
With great expression, he said,
”If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.”
    With greater conviction, he banged his fist on the pulpit;
”And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.”
    Finally, he said,
”And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.”
Sensing he delivered a powerful sermon, he whipped his brow and sat down.
    The choirmaster, with shock on his face, looked over the congregation, stood very cautiously, and announced with a wry smile,
    “For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365:
”Shall We Gather at the River?”

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  6. Remember the Dizzy Izzy ‘baby environMENTAList’ who was on with Heather DuPlessis a year or so back.
    Was forced to fly to Fiji for a holiday by her draconian parents.

    DPA mocked her.
    Rightly so.

    anyhow if you come up against morons who are anti oil and gas -there are a lot of them- then play this advert
    From an oil company.
    Just under 2 minutes.
    life without oil
    Oh dear
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUrgrtDByIs

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  7. Major banks to keep regional branches open
    In a win for rural advocacy groups, New Zealand’s five largest banks have agreed to keep regional branches open for three more years.

    https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/rural-news/rural-general-news/major-banks-to-keep-regional-branches-open

    The Danes following the Peruvians in calling it out for what it is.
    Today, Danish activists dropped a banner saying “Stop the insanity: You cannot change your gender!” at the Pride Parade in the Danish city of Aarhus. The gender brainwashing of children must be put to an end. Stop LGBT ideology – you can’t change your gender!

    https://x.com/p_aktivisme/status/1797012992120291441

    Pauline’s bloody angry.
    ‘Most pathetic gutless PM I have ever known’: Pauline Hanson blasts Albanese

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A58St1iOH5U&list=TLPQMDIwNjIwMjSTxQxLh_gRDQ&index=8&ab_channel=SkyNewsAustralia

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  8. “Just Following Orders” – and the Fluoride Fraud.

    All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed, they must rely exclusively on force.
    – George Orwell
    ________________________________________
    So, it seems we are at the ‘force’ stage now.
    Justice La Hood delivered his judgement a week after the Hastings District Council (HDC) fluoride hearing, in another judicial demonstration of protecting the machinery of government over the rights of people. These must include the right to benefit from progress in science, which shows chemical fluoridation causes brain damage and spectrum disorders.
    When the authorities are so determined to add a proven neurotoxin to the water supply, against overwhelming science, and when there are superior alternatives to achieve the stated outcome, one has to wonder WHY? And who is benefiting? Following the dollar takes us to big sugar and big fertiliser, but who are their fixers in the government?

    https://nzdsos.com/2024/06/02/just-following-orders-fluoride-fraud/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-posts

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  9. loving this YT comment
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    UK elections

    Replacing Sunak with Starmer is like being a kid in the 70’s and being told that Jimmi Saville’s visit has been cancelled, only to hear the sound of the didgeridoo coming down the corridor…

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  10. I would like to see this happen. Can you imagine how the Farrars and Hoskings of this world would react?
    This is a post from an obvious Trump fan on a US site.

    “He will not be forgotten. His name will become an adjective. I used it yesterday. My son and I went on a hike in the mountains. We hiked up to the peak of Wildcat Mountain. I told him “You can Trump it” meaning you are strong and can make it thru the tough parts. While standing on top of the mountain, I told him, you Trumped it and made it to the top.

    To be Trumped has a whole new meaning. To be Trumped means to have steadfastness, strength, stubborn determination, fearlessness and confidence in the face of adverse challenges “

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    • Wasn’t it during Helen Clark’s turn at the helm that it was discovered that a liarbor guy (Taranaki I think) didn’t qualify to be in our govt because he was a Dutch citizen and not a New Zealand citizen. Instead of giving him the boot labour changed the law to allow furriners to be in our Parliament.

      Now we are getting all these foreign, Marxist shitbags in our govt telling us what to do.

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  11. in light of the recent “allegations” of te pati maori electoral corruption via the dodgy marae practices this came to mind… hmmm makes ya wonder why jt was so pushy about it.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/457376/tamihere-concerned-over-data-release-delay-after-latest-high-court-victory

    pfffft forget the marae doing the hard work recruiting, just get a judge to order a handover of a personal mailing list of potential voters.

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  12. It even seems surprising this is still up on Utube.
    Then not even a NZ covid banner to refer to a NZ link on what governmental covid is about.

    The Coverup | Ep 1 Official Trailer
    https://youtu.be/g2m2fcCsceM
    2 mins 10 secs : May 31, 2024 : BlazeTV

    I see Blaze TV needs a subscription.
    However I think others may find a way like via Rumble, Bitchute or Odysee

    We heard it all from Dr. Fauci.
    People who get the vaccine won’t get sick.
    Masks are effective.
    Lockdowns are necessary.
    It was ALL a lie.
    Blaze Media and Free the People @freethepeople teamed to expose the depths of Fauci’s disinformation.
    We present:— The Coverup, available NOW on BlazeTV.

    Now who & when will produce the Ashley Bloomfield ongoing interaction with the CCP controlled WHO, still pushing for global control in the WHO amendments & pandemic treaty to bring about total global economic control under the auspices of “One Health” programs that link in with UN-WEF programs of ESG, supported by DEI.

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  13. If any of you are like me and have lost track, a bit, over what is happening or has happened at the WHO talkfest here is an explanation.

    ” The Belgian legal expert, researcher and journalist Carine Knapen posted the following explanation and what it means:

    THE AMENDMENT TO THE WHO IHR

    At the three-day 77th General Assembly of WHO, yesterday, 01.06.2024, around 9:10 p.m., the amendment of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has been last minute approved by the representatives of the member states that were present. It was also decided to work on the Pandemic Treaty within the year (12 m ).

    What exactly has changed and what does it mean in practice?

    1. A lot of anticipated changes from previous versions have been removed. What remains has been watered down.
    There is now only mention of “implementation” rather than “compliance,” with a generous 5-year deadline.
    In short, states shall implement the new IHR in their national laws within 5 years but they must not apply it blindly.
    Some nations will do it in the short term, some not until the due date and some not at all.

    2. Article 3 on the respect for human rights has not been deleted as originally envisioned but still in full force. This is a good. The foreseen deletion of Art.3 was the reason that most nations strongly opposed the proposed changes and also my main objection.

    3. Member countries do not lose their sovereignty. The WHO remains an advisory body that receives information from each nation and makes collaborative decisions on, for example, a pandemic emergency, that it can declare just like it did previously. So little changes from the past.

    4. “One Health ” is off the table and with it the threat of a one world government dictating to all member states what they should do.

    5. By contrast, the conditions for a pandemic have changed again. Before 2009, a pandemic could only exist if at the outbreak of a new infectious disease, at least 10% of the world’s population was sick or at risk of becoming sick and 3% of the world’s population died from it. In 2009, the percentages were removed and the conditions for a pandemic turned into 5 alert stages. If an outbreak occurred in 2 or more countries ( out of 194 ) a pandemic could be declared.

    Now a pandemic can be declared in consultation with all member states, if the following CUMULATIVE conditions are met:

    – There exists or there is a high risk of a pandemic emergency with geographic spread in a multitude of countries
    – There exists or there is a high risk of exceeding the capacity of the health system of the concerned countries
    – There exists or there is a high risk that the outbreak will cause serious, substantial social and economic disruption, including international traffic and trade
    – The situation requires a rapid, urgent, enhanced international response with whole- governments and whole-societal approaches.
    This definition is not perfect but better than the previous one.

    6. The adopted amendments do allow though the further buildup of the pharma industry and other interest groups.
    WHO will recommend relevant health products ( including vaccines ).
    Most member states will blindly follow these recommendations as we have already seen with Covid.
    So again, nothing new under the sun. The established practice is simply included in the IHR.

    Tedros calls the adoption of the new IHR rules a “ victory.” It isn’t. He did not obtain what he ( and the interest groups that fund the WHO) wanted.’

    h/t BFD poster

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    • Thanks Ross12 :—
      It sort of a strategic withdrawal, to keep all their resources & funding intact.
      Like rust they do not sleep.

      Then, if not already they will be pushing many other fronts, like Climate Change.- ESG Environment, Sustainability, Governance;- DEI Diversity Equity Inclusion;

      UN-WEF have 17 world Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) though sounding benign & for your well being, just like the Nazi manifesto, in 1933, as also the communists & now the ascendant CCP Communist China Party policies.
      No poverty (SDG 1), Zero hunger (SDG 2), Good health and well-being (SDG 3),
      Quality education (SDG 4), Gender equality (SDG 5), Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6),
      Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9),
      Reduced inequalities (SDG 10), Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), Responsible consumption and production (SDG 12),
      Climate action (SDG 13), Life below water (SDG 14), Life on land (SDG 15), Peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG 16), and Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).

      All to have centralized global collective controls.
      If one dissents, even a tad unhappy, speak up beyond what is allowed, create any dissension or mischief in the land, then it is full on.
      “You will have nothing & be happy” & will say “You love Big Brother” or be squashed like that bug, that now you will have to eat.

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    • Did you see his eyes in the photo? He’s completely out to lunch.

      …..”The man who built the structure, Levi Falé, says he has lived on the property for about five years, and constructed the tower because he believed a great flood was coming.”…….

      That’s one of the problems with religion. Today you believe in God…….tomorrow you believe that you ARE God!

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      • a drug fucked mental case.
        ive seen plenty of construction that could be labelled “rangi” or “hori” but that dude takes the cake! even more hilarious is hes mainly used glue ffs,maybe hes a huffer and dosent want to waste the glue once hes got whacked.

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    • The man has a plan for an emergency exit. Looking forward to seeing how well his washing machine and microwave work plugged into the extension cord from the house during a flood?! Great to see he brought employable ‘skills’ to NZ. /////////

      “I keep my canoes on the second floor so when the floods come, I am able to row away,” said Falé, originally from Samoa.

      He also had a washing machine and a microwave oven on that level, powered by an extension cord connected to the main house.

      He claimed to have building experience in constructing similar structures in his Samoan village before coming to New Zealand. “I use a very strong glue to hold the materials together, so it won’t fall down even when the great floods come,” he said.

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    • IAASB@1549

      And WHEN the authorities finally move against it, it will be interesting to see if the cuzi-bros come to the ‘builder’s’ aid in opposition to the ‘White colonial oppressors’ destroying his taonga’.

      Dollar to a donut no-one will bother.

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  14. Customers of cloud provider Snowflake hit by infostealer malware; Ticketmaster and Banco Santander confirm data taken.

    Over the long weekend, reports and warnings surfaced that artificial intelligence cloud storage provider Snowflake had been breached, with large amounts of personal customer information being taken and put up for sale by unknown cyber criminals.

    There is confusion as to what actually happened, with Snowflake saying that while there is a “targeted threat campaign” against some of its customer accounts, there is no evidence it’s due to the AI cloud storage provider or its staff being compromised by hackers.

    Instead, Snowflake said the breach took place through purchased and info stealer-malware obtained login credentials. Snowflake has hired security vendor Mandiant and its partner company Crowdstrike to figure out what’s happened, and to alert affected customers.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/technology/128068/customers-cloud-provider-snowflake-hit-infostealer-malware-ticketmaster-and-banco
    Holy cow, if snowflake has been hacked… that’s a lot of businesses all over the world that will have their identity information exposed. And if they are using the same login info for multiple software or networks (which is terrible security practice, but happens), then its all on. That login info could cause significant damage.

    Centralizing all that data and system makes it a honey pot. If only there was a way to do this differently without the middlemen taking a huge cut and putting everyones information at risk…

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  15. Are Biden’s tariffs on Chinese goods a good thing (at least for the US)?

    Contrary to the declamations from some of Biden’s ostensible allies, this is almost certainly good news for both the climate and the global economy. Biden appears to be learning the right lessons from an ultimately—gulp—successful Trump initiative. His new tariffs are indeed an affront to the conventional economic wisdom of the Obama era, but they are not a leap into the dark. They instead return U.S. economic policy to an intellectual tradition dating back to Alexander Hamilton—one that seeks to uphold the ideals of international reciprocity advanced by Adam Smith while adapting to the political complexities inherent to global exchange.

    Avid readers of the business press may remember the Trump tariffs as, allegedly, the worst idea since 1680. By raising import duties on steel, aluminum, and a host of products manufactured in China, Trump was risking a recession, causing a recession, triggering a recession, and maybe producing a recession. Free-marketeers and ultra-neoliberals weren’t alone in leveling these accusations. Progressive economist, Nobel laureate, and all-around swell guy Joseph Stiglitz called the Trump tariffs “a very dangerous precedent,” singling out Trump’s tariffs against Chinese solar panels as a “job destroyer” that would hurt the climate.

    With the benefit of being six years on, we can conclude that these people were wrong. The Trump tariffs created some costs for the global economy, but prophecies of inflation, recession, and job destruction were never fulfilled. Prices in a few sectors—washing machines, steel, aluminum—rose for a few months, and then fell. The United States preserved some long-term industrial capacity in exchange for a bit of short-term pricing friction.

    Sound economic policy is about making the best of a strange, cruel world, and tariffs—like any other tax—can be either useful or destructive, depending on how they are deployed. If your only economic aim is to reduce consumer prices over the next six months, then tariffs aren’t a great place to start. But if you have broader objectives—say, national security, technological innovation, economic development, or addressing a climate emergency—then the payoff from tariffs can be well worth the price. Tariffs can even improve basic economic efficiency if they’re used judiciously to combat other problems in the global economy.
    https://www.interest.co.nz/economy/128050/gareth-vaughan-most-compelling-trade-ever-winning-back-people-wall-street%E2%80%99s-buzziest

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  16. Chunky bank share buybacks & dividends.

    I’ve recently written a couple of articles about, shall we say, the financial strength of New Zealand’s big four banks. The first was on how two of the big four paid interim dividends bigger than their interim profit. And the second was on what I believe was ANZ’s most profitable quarter ever.

    The four are, of course, subsidiaries of Australia’s big four. The Aussie banks are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and just can’t stop paying dividends and buying back their own shares. Morgan Stanley analysts, led by Richard Wiles, are picking another A$5 billion of share buybacks from the four over the coming two years.

    Given healthy capital ratios and relatively modest loan growth prospects, we believe the major banks will announce another ~A$5bn ohttps://www.interest.co.nz/economy/128050/gareth-vaughan-most-compelling-trade-ever-winning-back-people-wall-street%E2%80%99s-buzziestf share buybacks over the next two years.

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  17. Brian Easton is impressed by how effective the Taxpayers’ Union has been. He looks at their recipe of how to run a successful pressure group

    In 2013 a group of idealists, led by Jordan Williams and David Farrar, established the Taxpayers’ Union. To celebrate its first decade as surely New Zealand’s most successful political pressure group NZTU published The Mission: The Taxpayers Union at 10, ten short interviews (by David Cohen) of people associated with the group with a foreword by Bill English.

    The NZTU describes its mission as:

    seek[ing] lower taxes and value for money from every tax dollar.
    We promote sensible restraint of government expenditure by:
    – Scrutinising government spending;
    – Publicising government waste;
    – Arguing for an end to corporate and union welfare; and
    – Promoting an efficient tax system.
    It has had numerous successful campaigns. National cabinet minister Hekia Parata, knocked back a proposal from her officials saying, ‘I can’t approve this spending – what if the Taxpayers’ Union found out?’ Certainly the NZTU has identified many expenditure programs of both National and Labour Government which seemed wasteful (or worse).

    https://www.interest.co.nz/public-policy/128064/brian-easton-impressed-how-effective-taxpayers-union-has-been-he-looks-their

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    • I’m not sure I would call them idealists and they were copying the idea off a similar group in the UK, but I agree with Easton when he says they have been very effective. May their success continue !

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  18. Trump Campaign Raises Staggering $200 Million Since Thursday Conviction. Of that, $70 million was from small donors, and 30% of the total were first-time donors to a political campaign, Eric Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.

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  19. Just got back from Napier. Two things bug the shits out of me. Road works restrictions when no one is working and the road is quite safe at normal speeds, and the fucking disgrace of the state of the roads especially SH1. A goat track would be better description.

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    • They are in for a bad time.
      We had Johnny Ki
      There is the Blueprint.

      Circle back!!
      2008
      …A male Jewish socialist just won the PM in NZ…
      ———–

      As if the people of Mexico have not suffered enough.
      Catholic Church dodginess, drug dealers, poverty driven crime, WEF inspired ‘migrants’ traipsing through their country for the last few years.

      The only upside I can see is their Coca-Cola tastes bedder as it uses actual sugar not the crappy high fructose corn syrup like the gingos north of the very permeable border.

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  20. I’m usually offside with the Godaddled & the rent gougers so we might as well add retailers to the mix.

    In a brief moment of sanity the environmentalists are rejecting ‘planned obsolescence’ & pushing governments to require appliances & electronic goods to be backed up with readily available parts & service.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/how-long-should-everyday-appliances-last-why-nz-needs-a-minimum-product-lifespan-law/RCK5E5WEMNA33EIMM753W6A3UQ/

    Bring it on!

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    • read that earlier and i must say i cant disagree with it.

      im lucky as my father is an old skool sparky who spent many years repairing appliances, its amazing what the old fart can fix and how simple it is as most stuff just needs either a new bearing, brushes, diode or transformer. for a few $ in parts and half an hour he can fix it if it can be fixed. youre not gunna bother repairing a $50 warehouse vacuum cleaner but an expensive meile or dyson are well worth doing.

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      • The fault we’ve been hit with most often is the “motherboard”. Given that they’re a bit of fibreglass with a tiny amount of copper, a few resistors, switches & diodes they probably leave a Chinese sweatshop at $2 each.

        Because there is zero incentive for retailers to import & hold spares any fault in the circuitry condemns a $2000 machine to the crusher. The Consumers Guarantees Act helped a bit but there’s plenty of room for more improvements to the laws.

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    • They don’t make them like they used to.
      We are still using a 30+ year old Maytag top loading washing machine and a running Simpson fridge/freezer. They have also been moved 5 times in that period and haven’t missed a beat.

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