HomeHave your sayHave Your Say

Have Your Say

Author

Date

Category

123 COMMENTS

    • So they have finally woken up that that useless ex MP who sent thousands of people and businesses in NZ broke.
      Drove planeloads of Kiwi’s to aussie and reduced our standard of living as only a Nat politician can do.
      All mouth and trousers.
      Never did a good thing in her time as MP despite all the applause from the bankers etc.
      Horrible woman like her friend that sent Hawkins broke.
      How she is on the taxpayers union board is a good question. Perhaps they just ignore her.

      bloody near as bad as Cindy. destruction in a different way.

      5

      2

  1. UN, WHO, and WEF Have Just Been Declared Terrorist Organizations By a Republican County Assembly in Florida.

    The Lee County Republican Assembly, which is a grassroots conservative Republican organization, passed a resolution introduced by Joseph Sansone, declaring the UN, WHO, and WEF, terrorist organizations.

    Whereas the United Nations, the World Health Organizations, and the World Economic Forum are terrorist organizations seeking to depopulate humanity, and to usurp the sovereignty of the United States and the State of Florida; and
    Whereas the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum, and the United Nations are actively involved in a global coup; and
    Whereas this coup is attempting utilize the Federal government and State Governments to implement United Nations, World Health Organization, and World Economic Forum policies; and
    Whereas legitimate international treaties have no jurisdiction over domestic policies.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/06/un-who-wef-have-just-been-declared-terrorist/

    Mexico’s newly elected president met with (master of the universe) Blackrock CEO Larry Fink (and was issued orders on how to destroy the country)

    https://x.com/claudiashein/status/1760477721111507432

    13

    0

  2. Using recycled Nissan Leaf batteries, Counties Energy deploys 240 kWh of stored electricity in Mercer

    Big batteries aren’t very visually interesting, even when encased in nicely painted cabinets. They just stand there, filled up with electric energy in the bone-chilling mist covering Mercer, which is the location Counties Energy and its design partner from Melbourne, Relectrify, had picked to launch a recycled large capacity battery initiative.

    Counties Energy said this is a first for New Zealand. Moonis Vegdanis, the power company’s chief strategy and transformation officer, explained the Berm Battery system went into the Mercer Service Centre as there were capacity issues with the transformer at the location. The service centre hosts two of Counties Energy’s OpenLoop rapid EV chargers. Without the Relectrify battery, charging was limited to 120 kilowatt; battery-backed, it goes up to 180 kW.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/technology/128086/using-recycled-nissan-leaf-batteries-counties-energy-deploys-240-kwh-stored

    Interesting use of car batteries.
    Moght be a good use for a group of houses because in most instances these days we don’t actually need high voltage electricity in a household. Most appliance run at low voltage the exception being hot water and stoves, air conditioners, heating and washing machines. There are already alternatives to some of those.
    Many power tools no longer need high voltage.

    Can be topped up due low use times I suspect.
    https://www.interest.co.nz/technology/128086/using-recycled-nissan-leaf-batteries-counties-energy-deploys-240-kwh-stored

    7

    0

  3. Do we now have another useless woman finance Minister?
    Well it would seem so. The Nats need wiping out.

    Engine parts for Cook Strait mega ferries already built and tested when contract was cancelled

    Well that was obvious was it not.
    Perhaps only Willis didn’t know that.
    There are fears for the safety of the ageing Cook Strait Interislander ferry fleet after a “shock” Government decision to refuse a $1.47 billion funding request for KiwiRail’s new mega-ferries project left the scheme dead in the water.

    The critical infrastructure project was set to replace the current fleet, which has been plagued by breakdowns and reliability problems, safeguarding the rail and road connection between the North and South islands.

    But its costs have escalated dramatically and the Government yesterday drew a line in the sand.

    The last publicly available cost estimate for the new ferries and portside infrastructure was $1.45b.

    However, Finance Minister Nicola Willis revealed yesterday that costs for the iReX project had now doubled to just over $3b.

    Oh the land based bits have. she can’t even tell the truth. Like Ruth.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/kiwirails-cook-strait-mega-ferries-project-scrapped-after-government-refuses-147b-funding-request/Q7DCCEORVZABDCUXRB5VNLSK6Q/

    0

    12

    • I notice your article is not current, like from last year.

      I think Willis did the right thing scrapping this forthcoming KiwiRail financial disaster. It would not surprise me if KiwiRail did not call for Tenders shortly to run services across the Cook Strait. Then you will see excellent operators like Stena Line or Fred Olsen Line move in offering world class services and probably at a much more cost effective serve than kiwiRail are currently offering, even with Kiwi Crew at New Zealand Seamans pay rates.

      12

      0

      • vikey has a hard on for central govt to provide all the really expensive things he’ll never use.
        funny thing is if it was vikeys curtain cleaning business he would blow a few million bux on a gizmo that will only bring in the same income, needs sunsidised and take 80yrs to repay… but its ok for govt to do it cuz feels?

        scrapping the rip off ferries is one of a small few good decisions willis has made. privatise it all and let someone else take the risk and the cost of it.

        9

        0

        • Nah
          Simples
          Youse lot did NOT vote for a one term, ex Notional backbench MP.
          If youse gone done so, by now NZ would have the economy of Singapore …..by now, June 2024

          Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit ,a teeny bit, but youse get the point youse yobo, hick, recalcitrants

          Anyway, eat more, root more, sniff more ccurtian cleaner.
          You’ll feel a lot bedder 👍😊💗

          3

          2

        • ah, they have the same problemm if you bothered to check. aging boats. Was it not thiers that stopped mid harbour entrance a few days back and Willis has decided to spend 600k to do a study of big tugs.
          None in NZ unless Scandi is onsite in Taranaki.
          Some the worst water in the world and you want toy boats. really you should find out more.
          Even Mainfreight are concerned about the ferries and the inability to use rail end to end. Mentioned just a few days ago in their annual report.

          I don’t know anything but you olot seem to know a lot less.

          1

          3

      • Kiwirail is a shocker.
        It will always be a loss maker. There is a low population over a large area.
        The South Island has just over a million people with a land area larger than England. A few flat bits but mainly mountainous. it is hell to service.

        Kiwirail cock up the trains big time then lie about it being too hot to run the trains on 24 degree day.
        The rail ferries have always been run at a loss
        They should be sunk in the Marlborough sounds and turned into a dive tour destination. the only way they will make money.

        Let it be private. Bluebridge can do it
        This is a disastrous legacy of Cullen. He got picked on at skewl in CHC and this was his big FU years later.
        And Bloody Bolger as the initial Chaircritter was a sign from Satan that this would never be viable.
        Nothing Bolger has touched has ever been.

        How’s that te Huia train going, now ?

        10

        0

          • It won’t. Another coouple of million and Air NZ strangling air services into one airport and it will keep going especially once the road charges go up and the train goes into the Auckland circuit so people can get anywhere on a rail line in the Auckland area.

            Think it wont be. well not under the socialists they scrap all kind of things. They have a record of being fucking useless. Not since Muldoon have the built anything of value. And I was not a fan of the man but FFS look at what they have had se=ince.

            2

            0

        • You really are becoming unhinged.
          Go live by our port and see what it’s like with 600 trucks a day trundling in and out compared to rail with 90 log carriages several times a day. you have no idea but blather on like an idiot.
          Inagine the roads without that.

          0

          1

      • Its not the boats that are the issue its the infrastructure that is needed for the next 100 years and Willis, like all pollies, is but a temporary resident in her seat. Like so many pollies she actually has no long term imagination.

        Have a read of Mainfreights latest EOY report that was out last week. They have a long view and a big view of the world.
        We are being and have been exhorted to grow our exports and that also means our imports. If we double our container traffic in the next 10 years our roads and other infrastructure will collapse inder the pressure, which is where rail, and roads have been for quite a few years.
        One of the biggest land areas in NZ is in the South Island. Bugger all live there and most are a bit strange but that’s where production will have to come from.
        I would reckon that the South Island GDP per hectare is well below that of the North Island and that is excluding all the land that is not suitable for production.
        So they have to treble their production to pay their way.
        Will their infrastructure cope?
        Living in the middle of nowhere some wouldn’t notice these things.

        1

        0

  4. Be careful this will make you choke eating your porridge this morning.

    Labour MP Willie Jackson emerges a winner at University of Oxford debate

    Te Ao with Moana reporter Hikurangi Jackson went with his father, Labour MP Willie Jackson, who had been invited to Britain for a traditional University of Oxford debate.

    Willie Jackson was the first Māori person to be invited to the oldest university in Britain to take part in the debate. The moot was whether British museums were British, with Jackson arguing they were.
    Zingers

    Before everything started, he sat down with his son and talked about zingers.

    Hikurangi Jackson (HJ) – What are some zingers?

    Willie Jackson (WJ) – Well, you have to wait, won’t you? There’s some.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/kahu/labour-mp-willie-jackson-emerges-a-winner-at-university-of-oxford-debate/6P4L3NSG2BDLPL4YK3NHPZGLZE/

    4

    0

  5. hilarious, heres part of an email from chippy…
    Today, the National Government has revealed a Budget full of broken promises. They’re choosing to take a path backwards that will make everyday life harder, and leave New Zealanders worse off.

    The National Government’s first Budget has no plan to tackle the cost-of-living crisis Kiwis are facing, particularly for those who are struggling the most.

    They’ve backed out on their hollow promises that health and education spending wouldn’t be touched and that they wouldn’t need to borrow money to pay for reckless tax cuts. Debt is forecast to rocket up by 43.5 percent of GDP: this Government is borrowing for tax cuts.

    Even then, these tax cuts are less than promised for the average family, who were promised $250 a fortnight, most families won’t be getting anything close to that. The average household will receive $60 a week and minimum wage workers will get just 30 cents per hour. Families will lose out overall as support and social services they rely on are slashed, with cuts that go too far, too fast.

    Saving for the future has become harder with the loss of half price public transport, free prescriptions, First Home Grants and cuts to budgeting services. Rents are going to rise and they’ve brought back rules that could see you booted out of your rental home

    unreal, the guy was a major component of a govt that caused all those problems to start with, the same muppet that had zero solutions except more spend spend spend.
    while i can agree with him willis/ nats are pos for spending and borrowing more but he cant tell me labour were gunna reign in their spending and budgets!

    14

    0

    • Chippy, Labour Prime Minister for just over six months and was able to take Labour from Government with a large majority to an Electoral disaster. Not a bad record so the Upper Hutt Whinger is well qualified to be an expert in absolutely nothing. A born, Right Royal Fuckwit.

      13

      0

      • Mrs Rosemary Hipkins, MNZM, Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research will be around to your house soon to give you a whipping with her umbrella.

        D.D.Dont you give her wee laddie a hard time.
        His wife left him after 2 years of marriage. He is a just whipping boi, dont you know.
        Shame on you TAH.
        Be Kind!!!!!

        10

        0

    • ……..Even then, these tax cuts are less than promised for the average family, who were promised $250 a fortnight, most families won’t be getting anything close to that. The average household will receive $60 a week and minimum wage workers will get just 30 cents per hour………….
      ————————-

      Well hell, make up your mind, ginger.
      Either you are opposed to ‘tax cuts’ or not
      Here you say they are not enough; but you say there should not be any!

      But you lot cancelled the one due on 1 April 2018
      and it is not tax cut, it is belated bracket adjustment, merely a catch up after no relief for one and a half decades.

      Personally, I would rather see all ‘climate change’ monies that are sent off shore – billions a year – cancelled; than tax changes.
      This is wasteful money that is sent right out of our economy for nefarious purposes.
      Chasing ideology. Climate change is like a religion, totally emotional; it should have no place in government (who is being idealistic now, slaps forehead !! )
      It is even more of a sin than the massive interest payments on the massive loans.

      Unless the goo-mint locks in bracket adjustments – say indexed every 3 years – or annual – this is still election bribery.
      If they can ADJUST the pension and other BENEFITS EVERY year for inflation – then do the same for the actual taxpayers.
      Index the tax brackets.
      Otherwise goo-mint has no incentive to reign in inflation.

      11

      0

      • Inflation is deliberate government policy. It’s a tax, but a sneaky stealth tax the government imposes on us and then blames everyone else for the rising prices/cost of living, which of course is a loss of fiat purchasing power or currency debasement.

        2

        0

  6. i dont know how i ended up here but have a read of this and weep at the cost of making these fuckers redundant…
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Wellington/comments/1cz8rwu/any_govt_workers_feeling_ok_about_redundancy/

    7 fucking months payout, these troughing pieces of shit dont even deserve to get any annual leave owed. theres a few other wellington threads on there too that are eye opening to read, theyre so outve touch with reality its just fucking absurd.
    wellington needs a big mf earthquake and tsunami, wipe the shithole and all its scum inhabitants off the map.

    16

    2

    • The disconcerting thing is these critters with their poisoned minds and slack-arse attitude towards others will have to leave the wellywood bubble and they will bring their poisonous minds with them to CHC, Nelson, PN, Wanganui, Auckland etc.
      This is not a good outcome from that perspective,

      Like the critters that poisoned California then left when they saw the results, only to spread their poison elsewhere.
      They are a virus that needs a decent vaXXXine !

      10

      0

  7. My wife said to me earlier, “What the hell are you doing?”
    “I’m doing that thing where you fart into a container before putting the lid on. It’s a laugh.”
    She said, “Fucking get out of my Mum’s coffin.”

    9

    0

  8. Politics, or as is known in Britain, the World Wrestling Entertainment is back. Farage is about to win a seat in parliament as leader of Reform UK. Even the Labour party are making immigration election promises that Enoch Powell would approve of.

    10

    0

  9. “Pro-Palestine former Shortland St actor Will Alexander ends 19-day hunger strike:
    A Kiwi pro-Palestine activist has ended his 19-day hunger strike, saying his “health is being affected”. “

    FS of course his health is being affected. That’s the whole idea. He was supposed to die if his demands weren’t met. That’s what he told us was going to happen. Don’t tell me he was not serious, and this was all a stunt.

    15

    0

    • Ah Crap.
      I had forward ordered flowers for the funeral for 19 June.
      It was a special deal like a cheap airline seat so no refunds.

      Can I sue the prick for the $35 ?
      He lied.
      Such a shock////

      12

      0

    • Saggy@1033

      As I and others noted when this first came to our attention, it was all ultimately a publicity stunt by an on unemployed (And unemployable) actor to ‘Get his name out there’ and that he had absolutely no intention in following it through to it’s logical conclusion.

      It would seem that we were correct.

      11

      0

    • Saggy, another Lefty with strong convictions to his cause. Lasted a whole 19 days before it dawned on him, not eating may be injurious to one’s health.

      Next, this dopey Prick will be on Mastermind with the subject, “The Obvious”.

      9

      0

    • That is hilarious

      –The power problems are caused by limited battery capacity and reliance on diesel to fuel the island’s four generators.
      …..that is always going to be the problem with ‘renewables’.
      They are unreliable and require very expensive storage (batteries)

      Stewart Island uses diesel powered electricity. It is expensive,
      And DOC has selectrix vehicles, massively wasting taxpayers money. There is some savings right there, Nicola!
      DOC should be gutted. It has been taken over by activists. Do a Twitter and fire 75% for better performance.
      ————-
      –To mark Niue’s half century, the island state has also been considering significant constitutional reform. This included changing the role of “premier” to “prime minister”.
      ….Well yeah, that will change things a lot ///

      ——————–
      –As Niue takes a more active stance on the global stage,
      The population of Nuie has 1200 people. They pump up the numbers to get more aid. Usually quote 1500 to 2000 people. Not really. More people live in Dominion road, Auckland or East Coast Road than Nuie.
      ..more active stance.. my azz
      —–
      These 1200 people, OK lets be cute and call it 1500, has 20 MPs. Serious!!!
      20 MPs
      When my friend was there 25 years ago one village had a single family and dad was the local MP!!
      Auckland has 20 Councilors for 1.6 million people. With less power.

      Nice place, nice enough people and the NZ goo-mint (you the taxpayer) props it up rather than abandon it as it is more economical to do so, so it does not fall into Chinese hands. This decision made in the 1990s.
      At least the Cook Islands has a viable population and has developed a decent tourist industry.

      10

      0

      • Thanks Nude Nut!
        Who did you kill to give away $22,5 million dollars. Just think of the cancer drugs that could have saved.
        More conntainers housing the maori.
        Run an investigation into John Tamihere, TMP, Labor.
        There’s alot you could have done!

        2

        0

  10. So a dopey Bint who was not born in New Zealand, comes to this country, gains a New Zealand Passport after swearing allegiance to this country, then in 2016 decides to bugger off to Syria to join ISIS.

    The Minister of Internal Affairs at the time, Peter Dunne, in my opinion, after a briefing from the SIS, decided to cancel her Passport as the likelihood that she was up to no good, was very strong.

    The pseudo New Zealander, decided she did not like the Minister taking away her right to go and join ISIS so took the Minister to Court.

    “The woman, who was born overseas but moved to New Zealand with her family as a child, challenged that decision but an application for a judicial review was dismissed by the High Court, as was an appeal to the Court of Appeal.”

    “However, the Supreme Court has now ruled the minister was wrong to cancel her passport on terrorism-related grounds. It said cancelling a citizen’s passport is a serious intrusion on a person’s rights.”

    The Activist Judges at the Supreme Court seem more concerned with the needs and wants of a budding Terrorist than the wellbeing of the larger and wider community to be kept safe from this very disloyal holder of a New Zealand Passport for which she does not deserve.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/supreme-court-rules-decision-to-cancel-passport-of-person-suspected-of-engaging-in-terrorism-as-unlawful/JXYB233UIFH6NEO6TTKA225FHM/

    15

    0

  11. From https://www.stuff.co.nz/home-property/350300363/30m-remuera-mansion-can-be-rented-6k-week

    Bayleys Property Management are handling the rental “which has been described as “arguably Remuera’s grandest house”, and, at $6000 a week, this mansion is believed to be the most expensive residential rental on the market. Move-in costs of four weeks’ rent and two weeks’ rent in advance will set you back $36,000.”

    Rank amateurs. V2 would move ten families in at $1000/week each & lease out the woodshed to Indian immigrants. 🙂

    11

    0

  12. Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, and troubles and lighten your burden.

    Boy: It’s very kind of you, darling, but I don’t have any worries or troubles.

    Girl: Well, that’s because we aren’t married yet.

    13

    0

  13. Paddy goes to the doctor & tells him that every time he goes for a shit it comes out like chips. The doctor immediately grabs a pair of scissors & tells Paddy to drop his trousers.

    “Fuck me doctor! What are you going to do with them?”

    “Relax Paddy” says the doc.” I’m just going to cut a couple of inches off your string vest.”

    12

    0

  14. They Can’t Control The Gaza Narrative Because Too Much Has Been Seen.

    The light of awareness makes it very difficult for an empire which is fueled by human blood to operate, which is why so much effort has been going into shutting off the lights. Shutting off the lights here looks like circulating lies and propaganda, killing Palestinian journalists in record numbers, blocking western journalists from entering Gaza, banning TikTok, stomping out student protests, and smearing everyone who tries to spread awareness of Gaza as an anti-semite.

    https://www.sgtreport.com/2024/06/they-cant-control-the-gaza-narrative-because-too-much-has-been-seen/

    4

    2

  15. Lest We Forget The Tiananmen Square Massacre On This Day In 1989.

    On the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, human rights supporters continued to speak up about the democratic uprising that was brutally suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on June 4, 1989.
    The incident led to a massive death toll among unarmed students, and for decades, the CCP has systematically censored all information related to the massacre.

    “People commemorate the ‘June 4 Incident’ because it symbolizes universal values such as democracy, freedom, human rights, and peaceful protest. It stands as a bloody testament to the courage and resistance of the Chinese people.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/lest-we-forget-tiananmen-square-massacre-day-1989

    The Chinese army crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests killed at least 10,000 people, according to newly released UK documents. The envoy wrote: “Students understood they were given one hour to leave square but after five minutes APCs attacked.
    “Students linked arms but were mown down including soldiers. APCs then ran over bodies time and time again to make ‘pie’ and remains collected by bulldozer. Remains incinerated and then hosed down drains. “Four wounded girl students begged for their lives but were bayoneted.”

    Sir Alan added that “some members of the State Council considered that civil war is imminent”.
    The political protest had lasted seven weeks before the army was sent in and it was the largest such demonstration in Communist China’s history. The killings remain highly sensitive in China.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42465516

    6

    0

  16. Toxic Biosolids (sewage sludge) threaten U.S. Farmland and Livestock.

    For many years the EPA has assured farmers that biosolids are safe. The agency is still promoting them as a way to improve the fertility of the soil.

    Last week the U.S. Congress took up a proposal to allocate $500 million to compensate farmers whose livelihoods have been undermined by applying biosolids—what most of us call sewage sludge—to their cropland.

    It turns out that those biosolids have poisoned both land and livestock across the United States. The ostensible concern is so-called “forever chemicals,” ones used to make such products as Teflon, firefighting foam, stain-resistant upholstery and water-resistant sports gear.

    These chemicals are linked to “cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease.” They are dangerous to human and animal health even at very low levels.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/toxic-biosolids-threaten-us-farmland-and-livestock

    5

    0

  17. I’ve been reading an account of what can be expected in a severe winter https://dailysceptic.org/2024/06/04/what-if-the-winter-of-1895-strikes-again/ . Note that it occurred in the UK about 130 years ago but offers clues:

    # On January 23rd 1895 the cold was back and with a vengeance. It began with major thunderstorms followed by a howling gale from the northwest that tore off roofs and ripped up trees while dumping a fresh round of snow. By January 25th a train leaving Wick was buried under 25 ft (7.6 m) of snow.

    # The massive freeze ended river navigation. Ships were stuck fast, and cargoes could be neither loaded nor unloaded.

    # The frost penetrated two foot (61 cm) underground shattering water mains in the south and even deeper in the north.

    # The effect of the cold on the public health was noticeable, especially in the increased mortality among children and old people. more than three times as many deaths than normal from respiratory conditions. …….There’s no mention of the others who just froze to death.

    The Green freaks want to see us totally dependant on electricity. If things got as bad in a Godzone winter as they did in the UK of 1903 we would be sliced quiche. Ice would choke SI hydro, the greens’ beloved windmills would freeze solid & the snow would incapacitate the solar panels. Battery cars would cease to function.

    Yet still they keep banging on about banning fossil fuels. Throw another climate change nutter on the fire.

    9

    0

    • Yes but equally globby warming will be terrible

      Why, by 2010
      the artic ice will have melted
      polar beers will be extinct
      South of England will be too hot for animals like cows and sheep and only grapes will grow
      It will have a Mediterranean climate by 2010

      Auckland will be getting hot days like 26 degrees and too hot for trains to run

      Wait, what is the date??

      Weather varies in long term and short term cycles.
      When they coincide extremes can occur.
      But dont tell that to Notional. They might stop OUR Billions a year going on overseas boondoggles.

      5

      0

    • He’s fucked in the head. Threatening to kill elected leaders, refusing to accept the court’s jurisdiction & making an arse of yourself in court are not protests.

      He’s of the type who give retards a bad name!

      5

      0

      • Maybe but his sympathies are in the right direction. Should a person be called by their surname or should they be addressed properly?
        IMHO they should be addressed properly. Try that on some maori dude and you will get told.
        any way he wasn’t and won’t be the only person with those thoughts.
        It would be natural justice for that bag of shit they called our dear leader.

        4

        0

        • …..” Should a person be called by their surname or should they be addressed properly?”…….

          From my very limited experiences in Court, Judges invariably address the accused as ‘Mr’ Brown or whatever honorific is appropriate. Since when have people been addressed by their Christian name except maybe in the Youth Courts?

          ……”It would be natural justice for that bag of shit they called our dear leader.”……

          Whether it would or wouldn’t be isn’t the point. What is important is that it gives her supporters the means to divert the flak.

          4

          0

        • hes a sov cit nutter, i gotta hand it to that lot tho as even at a point when they should shut their mouths and put aside their beliefs for a moment they just double down on it and make their situation worse.
          back in the day those types of dedicated ppl got burned at the stake.

          4

          0

  18. The Crown finances for the first 10 months of the 2024 financial year have come in some $1.7 billion better than was forecast just last week in the Budget – due to higher than expected tax revenues.

    The interim financial statements of the Government to April 30, 2024 released by Treasury on Wednesday showed an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit of $6.5 billion for the 10 months, which was $1.7 billion smaller than forecast in last Thursday’s Budget.

    According to Treasury the Budget Economic and Fiscal Update, which the latest interim accounts are compared against had its economic forecasts finalised on April 5, the tax revenue forecasts finalised on April 30 and the fiscal forecasts finalised on May 9.

    And yet, there is a reasonable level of variance in the 10-month outcome when compared with those forecasts – variance that has come out favourably for the Government.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/public-policy/128103/crown-finances-first-10-months-year-are-some-17-billion-better-was-forecast

    4

    0

    • …..'”Nothing in this country works any more”……..

      Things may not be as good as they could be but we’re worse off…….much worse. From…..’https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/shock-gp-wait-times-90000-9316050″…..

      ……” More than 90,000 people in Devon had to wait more than three weeks to see their GP last month. A total of 759,664 GP appointments took place across the NHS in our county in April, according to the latest data from the NHS.

      More than two third of those (66.8%) took place within a week of being booked, including 43.0% which took place on the same day of booking. A total of 91,417 patients, however, had to wait more than three weeks from the time they booked the appointment to it taking place.”…….

      In the Wairarapa the current wait for a non urgent appointment to see a GP is nine weeks.

      5

      0

Recent posts

New mRNA For Bird Flu

Have Your Say

Monday Fun

Have Your Say

Recent comments

Starving Artist on Have Your Say
Tarquin on Have Your Say
waikatogirl on Have Your Say
Editor on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say
Sooty on Have Your Say

Pike is our weekly review of the most popular posts and comments seen on YSB in the past week.
Hamilton
broken clouds
16.7 ° C
16.7 °
16.7 °
90 %
2.4kmh
74 %
Tue
17 °
Wed
13 °
Thu
13 °
Fri
12 °
Sat
13 °
NZD - New Zealand Dollar
USD
1.6205
EUR
1.7510
AUD
1.0773
CAD
1.1793
GBP
2.0720
JPY
0.0103
CNY
0.2235
INR
0.0194