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  1. Perhaps her mollycoddled experience on the police range turned her against all the Law abiding gun owners.

    Don’t forget that she didn’t enthusiastically protect their rights just this year.
    The gun owners are not going too and neither should we.
    Her capitualtion to over riding those personl proerty rights was a disgrace and still typical of the woke.

    What will be the next thing lot of rights that get fudges away rather than up held.

    Oh the beaches, the forests the airwaves, the WATER.
    We have lost the fishing, the property rights that are being stolen daily by councils.
    I note that if the land belongs to the special people like down Taranaki way then they can do anything to pay but in Hamilton, if you are white then the council will pay you a dollar.

    Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing.

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    • Viking, If you are not keen on Judith vote ACT simple, I have supported ACT for a long time, since the days of Muriel Newman but can’t say they have always been the sharpest knives in the drawer. At times I have not liked who stood for them or what they were, It should all be about what you think is best for the country, not just individual people. I think Judith is our best chance of assisting getting ACT into Government by increasing Nationals vote as long as people do not leave ACT it should give ACT a greater part in Government, I do not believe ACT will be able to get in by themselves I am not that silly, and I believe that both parties being in Government with a higher number of ACT party MPs will give New Zealand a good base for getting the country back on its feet. I am not sure who the candidates are standing for ACT they will all be new, apart from David, so we cannot know how they will perform either, so for me it’s worth a chance at least. Please give Judith a chance. I heard her on Shaun Plunket yesterday and if that is how she is going to roll in the future, I was impressed with her attitude, an ACT National government is our only chance for a better life.

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      • I don’t reckon that we have many readers seriously considering voting Green in September.

        What the right need is for every man, woman & transgender to get out of bed & vote on the day. Doesn’t matter if it’s ACT or National…..that can be sorted out in the wash up later.

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      • If talking to a Labour voter, encourage them to vote National, or even New Conservative.
        One less voter for Labour. 🙂

        If a National voter, and they are amendable to ACT, encourage that too, as putting a bit of ginger to a possible NATACT coalition.

        If a wavering National voter, just help them to remain National, pointing to Bridges, Muller that will be in a Cabinet if successful.

        As nasska points out, remove Ardern; it will be sorted in the wash up after.

        Now if only we can get local government sorted. 🙂

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          • Tell your sons and daughters (especially the first-time voters) that the Greens and Labour will tax their inheritance and give it to the feckless or spend it on carbon credits.

            There is hope for the future (maybe).

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        • Already done that 1 undecided now Act party vote. I count that as a victory ,considering the minds that I have to work with .

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      • Thanks Alice,
        A very good blog, showing the actual legislation that this current government is pushing onto local government & councils.
        Where a deep seated bureaucracy are all ok with implementing that then regulate, and just a step below nationalizing, private property.

        Though they may hit a bumpy area, then they back off, slice it more thinly, mix in some other nice sounding carrots, of sustainability, bio, whenua, etc… along with a stick of fines, etc.. and then dish it out again.
        Gramsci style.

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  2. Talk about liars and stupid and Labour.

    Government sells $30m worth of state houses after Labour promised to stop sales

    The Government has sold at least 146 state homes worth more than $30m since late 2017, despite Labour promising to stop the sale of state houses if elected to government.

    From late October 2017, when Labour formed a coalition government with New Zealand First and the Green Party, to December 2019 the Government’s housing agency Kāinga Ora sold 146 state houses, figures released under the Official Information Act show.

    But its housing development programme far outweighs the number of houses sold with 2813 state homes having been built since June 2018 and a further 2596 under construction.

    In the lead up to the 2017 election Labour said if elected it would immediately end the sale of state houses.

    Who knew??
    Been kept quite by Twyford and Cindy.
    Where is the evidence that they have built 5500 new houses?
    That will be a fudge packing bunch of lies as well.

    Twyford said it was the end of “large-scale” state housing sell-offs.
    However, towards the bottom of the statement Twyford said it would still sell houses that were no longer fit for purpose.
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    No for your benefit I have just retrofitted a 1963 4 bedroom ex state house That I have owned for 20 years. Essentially it had had nothing but a coat of paint since it was built except a new fireplace.
    New bathroom, kitchen, wiring etc etc. less than 50k. Looks great, warm dry and solid as a brick shoithouse unlike what gets built today. May need a new roof oneday. concrete tiles with a 100 year life but we might be able to tret them with some coating.
    Since it has a big section and no garage one day another house will go there and maybe a garage. Preferably a second hand one. Problem is that the council now makes that so difficult. Garages are a pain on a rental. Cars can stand the rain and sun. Prefer to have carports if we must.
    But we live a longtime in hope that someone with some balls will get rid of the RMA and the building regs and start again.

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    • This is yet another example (1 out of 500000001?) of the bias in the media towards the Left. National was hammered for selling off State Houses in areas that were “no longer fit for purpose” whereas Liarbour is treated with kid gloves over the same thing.

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    • National were hammered for clearing out state houses that were in need of substantial refit and occupying too much land.
      Labour screamed the place down. They were bowled over to be replaced with more suitable, higher intensity housing. Labour screamed the place down again.
      The last few years have seen a mushrooming of state houses all over the place that HNZ had on the plans. Labour is taking the credit.

      Where is the evidence that they have built 5500 new houses? They haven’t – yet.
      2813 state homes having been built since June 2018 and a further 2596 under construction.
      Ask anyone in the trades. HNZ are building houses.

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      • There are huge swathes of bare land in Glen Innes created from the removal of old 1940s and 50s housing stock. New high-density housing is in the works.
        Now, if they could only bring diversity to the mono-ethnic schools of GI.

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        • Have they worked out that if they get Grant Fox or Daryl Halligan to kick the RMA into the middle of the Pacific Ocean they might get something done?

          Or is they are just too lazy and daft no matter the barriers to achievement?

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  3. Morning all, another stunning day here in the winter less north. We only lost one tree last night.

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    • If you haven’t already watched it, I suggest you do. It’s only a matter of time before the CCP-friendly company Google removes it.

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      • Downloading it now, will watch this evening. Simone Gao is very good. You should watch her recent interview with Steve Bannon if you haven’t already.

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  4. There will be a “welcome committee” for returnees.

    16-07-2020 –
    A total of 31 New Zealand citizens have been removed from Australia on two charter flights this week, after their visas were cancelled on character grounds.
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    Among the group was high profile outlaw motorcycle gang member Mr Mace Sitope, who until recently was the President of the Victorian chapter of the Rebels. Mr Sitope has been known by various aliases including Ray Siloi and Ray Elise.
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    Mr Sitope’s criminal record includes physical assault and violence, possession of firearms as well as standover and other intimidation offences.
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    Of the others removed, convictions included armed robbery, aggravated burglary, unlawful assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, contravention of family violence order, recklessly causing injury, obtaining property by deception and unlawful use of motor vehicles.

    https://global.foreignaffairs.co.nz/2020/07/16/mil-osi-australia-charter-flights-remove-new-zealand-crims-from-australia-including-senior-bikie/

    The bottom line, do you believe they want to change their ways in this “land of opportunity”?
    It is up to them.
    However it is the general public and its future victims that will suffer if they continue their ways.

    The real problem is, will the police issue gun licences?
    Will NZ’s system cooperate and take any notice of Australia’s rulings?
    Will the judiciary system be up to it for any transgression? or is it a clean state, so many more convictions to do before any real problem for them?
    It looks there would be more than a few 1st, 2nd & 3rd strikers.

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    • Do they get Wi Fi access, If so is it looked at. Hate to think that could be setting up deals at our expense ,while detained in luxury compared to where they have just come from

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  5. The great and sad story about what Goverments have done with NZ manufacturing.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/122130409/lower-hutt-fire-enginemaker-expands-workforce-as-orders-run-hot

    I ahppen to agree with what is daid.
    Especially stop wasting money on useless polytecks.
    Especially now Town has taken over. That useless trough will ensure more money gets wasted.
    More money for R& D, more money for trianing, more money for IP, more money for selling., more money for accelerated depreciation,more money for sell, sell, sell. Less money for fancy cars, less money needed for unemployment, reform the RMA especially fast so we can do stuff..
    Lets get this done.
    MAGA.

    or if you don’t like MAGA then NZGA and that’s not for golf. 😆 😆

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    • Viking

      I love this comment but I think it would fly over the head of most on the left (I am assuming he is referring to tax paid by companies with the third)

      “The Government, in the end, is our partner because they take a third of the profit on everything we do,” he said.

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      • No they aren’t very often. They don’t get that if you make a lot of money making things then everyone is better off.

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  6. Unemployment figures being released today. They are expected to be high and much worse than during the GFC.

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  7. Food prices up over 4% for the quarter,
    Fuel tax up etc etc
    Inflation or stagflation more like
    $ undervalued allegedly.

    Where are interest rates going,up or down?

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  8. It would seem that life for the elite will go on as normal, just open up the “golden goose”.
    No farming understanding here, or why a cow gives up her milk.
    A starved cow, soon shuts down its production, but a well feed cow, is more than happy to go to the dairy shed to let down its milk from its very full udder.

    Property tax rates in Nashville, Tenn., will be increasing by 34 percent in what Mayor John Cooper described as a “painful but necessary” move that will raise money for the city, which has taken a hit during the pandemic.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/local-governments-weigh-major-tax-hikes-to-plug-coronavirus-induced-shortfalls

    Pay roll taxes for Seattle, others are weighing up wealth taxes, treat capital gains as income and would tax unrealized capital gains, & etc..
    Many other cities are eyeing up how to make considerable property tax increases.

    Our NZ cities, and councils will be getting some of these global ideas in as well.
    Like imposing “rubbish” tonne increased tip charges etc. as the excuse for zero carbon, & creating new recycle industries, another form of “crony capitalism”.

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  9. At an old people’s home, it was time for the star of the show, Claude the Hypnotist!
    Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance.
    “Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time”
    The chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew, from his waistcoat pocket, a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
    “I want you to keep your eyes on my watch” said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see. “It’s a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations”
    He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting,”Watch the watch…watch the watch…watch the watch”
    The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth. The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces. A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were all hypnotized, then, suddenly, the chain broke!!!
    The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst into a hundred pieces on impact.
    “SHIT,” shouted Claude.
    It took them three days to completely clean up the Retirement Village and Claude was never invited back again.

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  10. Western civilisation under threat
    -Alan Jones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWjANlF-gU
    ‘Thank God’ for Donald Trump stepping up the confrontation with China

    Sky News host Alan Jones says “thank God for Donald Trump” after the US President stepped up his confrontation with China over the South China Sea.

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  11. Just a quick question on that photo.. Where was the photographer standing when that picture was taken…..????

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    • Remember the endless stink about that photo? It almost went on for longer than ponytail-gate.
      Widespread screeching about something to do with JC not being licenced to shoot a hand gun, despite being under police supervision on their closed range. They wanted her thrown in prison – in pieces! bla bla bla. I forget the details because I don’t really care.

      When JC was interviewed following her selection as Leader of the NZ National Party, I was amused to notice that photo in a frame on her office wall all this time later.
      And that folks (Muller, I’m looking at you) is leadership from the front.

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  12. Calling out another BLM that made it good, Nick Cannon
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cannon

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1283267059959451649
    6 minutes 19 seconds

    This will be a part of the base, that has moved off the plantation, and getting on with life, making their decisions on how to live, and thrive, and pointing out these turn coat black supremacists have set themselves up.
    Good on him.

    Though it is still a mystery to me, just how much some of those who have seemed to have made good, swallow all the ideology of BLM and seem to want to pull the “American Dream” down.
    “Black mans Guilt”? The lobsters pulling him back into the pot?

    Sure the American Dream is not perfect, but there are many parts, a good basis can be found, that can help one do very well in life.

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  13. Nature may keep the CCP busy with internal problems

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PbRbVwkgzk
    Gravitas: China floods: 38 million people affected

    China is facing its worst floods in 33 years. 38 million people are affected, and the situation could get worst. The floodwaters are testing China’s Three Gorges Dam.

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    • I’m sure there will be some Leftards who will instead blame human-induced climate change for this disaster.

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  14. Crikey, the AMShow had the slimy David Parker on their new political panel. Welcome back Simon who insisted on annoyed Parker by calling him “Davo”.

    NZ election 2020: ‘Third-choice’ Judith Collins can’t beat Jacinda Ardern – David Parker
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/nz-election-2020-third-choice-judith-collins-can-t-beat-jacinda-ardern-david-parker.html

    “I don’t think it’ll work,” Labour’s David Parker told The AM Show on Friday, saying Collins’ in-your-face style wasn’t his “cup of tea”.

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    • My view, David Parker is wrong. I think the change to Judith Collins as Leader will work and work well. I see a better style, I see a stronger potential cabinet, I see clearer thinking from government towards recovery.

      And I appreciate Simon Bridges being placed as he is and being pleased about that. That those decisions have been made promptly and efficiently is the style change that was necessary to make the difference obvious.

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  15. i keep hearing a persistent rumour that involves a politicians partner.

    At first I thought idle gossip but I am now hearing it from usually reliable sources.

    For those in the know is it true or false as it was freely mentioned at non political function I attended last night.

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    • Just waiting for the newish woke police commissioner to confirm the lawns are freshly mowed, and the chain and collar are still on the back porch.
      Just no mention what the collar holds, or any sign of holes where dogs bury bones.

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    • I really don’t give a flying fornication if Jethro has strayed from home, just so long as we don’t have to tolerate his smug mug again.
      The rumour seems to have been doing the rounds for long enough for the nanny to have dropped by now.
      Time for the whisperers to either put up or shut up.

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      • Will be interesting to see if Jethro gets future funding for his program.
        Or was it just vanity fundinng to keep good with the comrade?
        Maybe he could branch out into been a comedian!

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        • Did anyone actually watch Jethro’s programme?
          I never missed missing it, and I’m going to keep on doing that.
          There are lots of fishing/cooking programmes, so why do the poor taxpayer need to fund another one just because it’s presented by the poncey twat that shags the PTPM?
          Surely applicants for NZ On Air funding have to present some sort of business case that’s better than 6 viewers who aren’t relatives?

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          • I must admit I tried watching it once but gave up fairly quickly, the bloke has as much personality as Peter Davis. History repeating?

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  16. The flight was coming into Wellington when a combination of mechanical errors & unstable weather caused the plane to start plummeting to the ground!

    The pilot feverishly worked his controls & finally the engines roared back to life in time to prevent the plane from going splat on the ground!

    As the plane landed, airport officials rushed to the disembarking gate & were stunned to see 100 midgets shakily get off the plane. Finally the crew got off the aircraft & the local manager of the airline came up to congratulate the pilot on his perseverance under extreme odds.

    As the official & the pilot were talking the official commented how unusual it was that there were so many midgets on the flight.

    “Those weren’t midgets,” the pilot replied. Those were politicians with all the shit scared out of them!”

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  17. $31billion infrastructure announcement by National, includes a new harbour bridge for Auckland.

    National’s $31 billion infrastructure plan released

    National want to build a four-lane expressway from Whangarei to Tauranga, complete the Auckland Rapid Transit network and look into building a tunnel across Auckland’s Harbour.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/nationals-31-billion-infrastructure-plan-released

    “National will build a four-lane expressway network from Whangarei in the north to Tauranga, connecting 50 per cent of the country with high-quality and safe expressways.”

    “Second, we will complete the Auckland Rapid Transit network, including massive new investments in busways and our rail network.

    “Third, we will build a second crossing across the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland.”

    Ms Collins said it would begin “immediately”.

    She said $300m would be pumped into projects in 2021 – “like fixing potholes, roundabouts, and crash corners”.

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    • Leaked report from Liarbour headquarters: Ardern will personally build a second harbour bridge across Cook Strait as part of a $1 trillion infrastructure spend. Furthermore, Liarbour will expend, as part of the $1trillion spend, $2 trillion to finally get into the Pike River Mine and rescue those dead miners once and for all.

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    • Just watched them answer questions…. I am impressed. Judith also defers to the ministers with responsibility so its just not her stealing the lime light…. Also watched Jerry tell Lisa Ownes to essentially “shut the fuck up” , my words, not his, but the intention was there, what an irritating bitch.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12348768

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018755259/national-to-confirm-auckland-central-candidate-by-early-aug-brownlee

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      • Neat work from Gerry in dealing with close to hostile media seeking “gotcha opportunities”.

        Thanks for the extract. I do not watch this stuff otherwise.

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      • She is a nasty wee cnut that Owens.
        I Last saw her on TV3 on a political program and never went back.
        She is vicious mindless 40 pound attack spaniel.

        The women on TV3 are just nasty.
        Garners ex missus; who probably still has his testicles in her handbag.
        There was the one – Janet McIntyre – who was there and convicted a few weeks ago for drink driving FOUR times over the limit . Now that’s an alkie.

        I realise that report was on radio .
        Ah, netflix and spotify.

        Who needs that NZ mediatard rubbish?
        The sooner it is shut down the better for the country’s collective mental health.
        Defund
        Defund TVNZ and Radio NZ.
        Sell them off for a dollar.

        Anyone got a dollar?
        OK 50 cents.
        anyone want to pay 50 cents?
        A peppercorn?

        Kick TVNZ out of their expensive mid city building and sell it off.
        It will be worth more than the TV outfit with negative cashflow.
        Cut NZ on Air back from over $100 million pa to under $40 mill.
        That props up all that crap on TV3 where these lefty retards think they are comedians.
        Maori TV gets over $70 million a year.
        Therefore, no more extras from the general fund.

        They can work from Mt Wellington or Onehunga.
        Sky TV set up in Mt Wellington.
        TV3 set up on the city edge.
        They don’t need to be central city.

        There has been no fair media in NZ for a looong time.
        Stop funding these scum from taxpayers money where they are simply to opposed our way of life.

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        • Keep and eye on Sky TV on the NZX ( SKT ) its dirt cheap right now and ripe for takeover. I can see this happenning before Christmas,
          You’re welcome.

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    • What Auckland needs (as a mega project) is a double-track loop railway line, like the Yamanote Line in central Tokyo. Single track is a waste of time.
      In Auckland’s case, such a line would run south from Auckland Britomart to Papakura (as it does now) then loop back up to the airport, cross to Onehunga, up to Ranui, then to Kumeu and on over existing track to Helensville. After Hellensville the line would head east through Kaukapakapa and Waitoki and on to Silverdale. From Silverdale it would run south through Albany, and then cross the harbor to return to Britomart. There would also be a cross-line running between West Harbour and Albany.
      The trick will be to develop the land around the new stations and put up high-rise apartments so that people can easily walk or cycle to the railway stations.

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  18. Cullen dropped yet?
    Wheres that illegal immigrant/refugee?
    Is he the new porker of the PM?
    Ihitomoto..we’ve all been screwed..again.

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  19. Just listening to JC announcing her infrastructure policy. Impressive. Garner won’t be able to say no policy announcements now.
    RMA going.
    Four-lanning Whangarei > Marsden Pt > Auckland > Tauranga > Hamilton
    Rail Puhinui to airport
    Phil’s light rail canned
    Auckland harbour tunnel
    Reassess pedrestrian/cylce harbour bridge crossing due to budget blow out

    That’s just from the ones that spring to mind

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    • If there were to be a cycle lane crossing the Aukland Harbour it would make more sense to put it inside a tunnel. This would protect cyclists from the rain and (more importantly) the dangerous high crosswinds that whip across the Harbour Bridge.
      I am assuming that the addition of such a bicycle lane would not significantly increase the tunnel cost.
      In Japan, some of the undersea tunnels are exclusively for (electric) trains.

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  20. RMA gone!
    She plans not to reform it, but repeal it altogether. …..
    …… How can we possibly deliver all these projects – or even any of them – with the RMA standing so firmly in our way? You’re right to think that. The RMA is New Zealand’s biggest barrier to future development.”…..

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12348810

    A whole bureacracy set up in national government, and particularly pushing things in local government gone.
    Now the rates can be cut even more. 🙂
    Or put into responsible infrastructure, that is properly accountable, the nuts & bolts of local government.

    The Empire Crusher, and put a stake through taniwha.
    Free , free at last, from time consuming, costly research, notifications, niggly regulations, ideologues, consultants, meetings etc… FREE 🙂

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    • These are not “off the cuff” measures. To be fair to National , Bridges and the caucus, they have been working on policy developments for sometime. I think Nick Smith was in charge of the internal group co-ordinating them all.

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      • Ross12, I agree, and likewise, I had figured Bridges had been busy like a placid duck in a fast flowing river, with all his early travel around the regions, A lot of work has been done by Bridges, & co,

        It shows that Judith Collins is in sync with those plans, bringing all of those involved at the announcement.
        It shows that she has confidence, and has been able to harness this into a package, unlike Muller.
        It is like lifting the cover off the light,

        I also believe Bridges will bring some good work in the Judiciary area.

        The education system, lends it self to being a long term generational change, when the Charter School not only starts, but becomes cemented in.
        Through ACT it should be quickly set up, and many schools phased in.

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      • Someone on YSB suggested a few months ago that the RMA needed to be dumped as it would be too difficult to unpick and reformed. National have come to the same conclusion. Abolish and start from scratch.

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        • Just think how many clipboard warriors, will be out of work in the make work councils etc! Won’t it be luuvely!

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    • And two pieces of legislation to replace it.
      I don’t believe the new legislation would be passed that easily and the brown mob would be up in arms.
      On education someone needs to tackle the unions otherwise the education system will remain an indoctrination of our young and a man less occupation.
      Charter schools are only a small part of the correction needed.

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  21. BLM. Entitled much!

    Three women arrested after violent attack on Spirit Airlines staff in Florida airport caught on video
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/07/three-women-arrested-after-violent-attack-on-spirit-airlines-staff-in-florida-airport-caught-on-video.html

    “We spoke to a witness at the scene and he claims the reason the women turned up was because they were going to be charged a baggage fee at the gate,” the Shade Room reports.

    “When they were told they needed to step aside and that they will be missing their flight. That’s when all hell broke loose, allegedly.”

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  22. After calling Hamish Walker a racist Woods does exactly what Hamish Walker had called for. The hypocrisy of Labour is legendary.

    Megan Woods insists ruling out Queenstown isolation facility had nothing to do with local resistance
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/megan-woods-insists-ruling-out-queenstown-isolation-facility-had-nothing-to-do-with-local-s-resistance.html

    Megan Woods has been holding meetings in the south to determine the best place for an additional managed isolation and quarantine facility, and she announced on Friday that Queenstown and Invercargill have both been ruled out.

    “We are ruling out Queenstown and Invercargill as places for the managed isolation of returning New Zealand citizens and permanent residents,” Dr Woods told reporters in Dunedin.

    “This is a combination of health capacity issues and the capacity that sits around the hotels and also the ability for critical mass of the number of facilities. If you think about Queenstown and Invercargill they probably represent one of those each.”

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  23. ‘Grossly unjust’ for WorkSafe to not follow up sooner after Christchurch gas explosion, neighbours say

    It took WorkSafe nearly 11 months to make any contact with some Christchurch residents neighbouring a home destroyed in a gas explosion last July.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/grossly-unjust-worksafe-not-follow-up-sooner-after-christchurch-gas-explosion-neighbours-say?auto=6172000215001

    They were among 50 residents who had to be evacuated, and sustained about $100,000 of damage to their home.

    The past year has been full of challenges – but they said the biggest and most “totally frustrating” was the lack of follow-up from agencies that pledged to find out what happened.

    “It was almost … as though if we don’t approach the subject, it might go away,” Faye said.

    But the McGills heard nothing from anyone until just over three weeks ago, on June 20, when a letter arrived from WorkSafe asking them to describe how the blast had affected them.

    The couple were aware a gasfitter had come forward to police, yet had no idea if the investigation was still underway or if criminal charges were a possibility.

    That is despite WorkSafe telling RNZ this week it had had “ongoing contact” with people immediately impacted.

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    • That is because “ongoing contact with people” might open up a new field of investigation needing qualities that Worksafe have never needed in the past & don’t possess. Amongst these are a touch of humility, the concept that an employee may be at fault, understanding that their predetermined outcome may be wrong & a smidgeon of awareness that sometimes, despite the best of intentions things just go wrong.

      But in an organisation of doctrinaire, poorly bathed, pommie clipboard carriers that would be a big ask.

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  24. I have said this before and say it again, “Hipkins, take your tracing Apps and shove them up your arse”. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/122142354/while-kiwis-are-urged-to-use-covid19-tracing-app-an-expert-says-it-should-be-abandoned

    Some very good comments on KB about data mining etc. I will not put a Hipkins endorsed Data Miner on my phone. And if they keep up with this shit, I’ll be reverting to Cash as well ( although I am not paranoid about some twat having a look at my spending habits…)

    (And in any case Aunty Google is keeping me honest)

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  25. I heard on HDPAs show that Geffory Palmer thought up the RMA!
    Has he ever thought up anything that actualy worked and did not need rewriting?
    An early black and white version of Twitford!

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    • Yes Merry Palmer did commence it and its evil ways but Notional took it over in 1990 and championed it under Chairman Spud and quivering lip Soimon Upton
      So it is their fault… fair and square.

      Not only do Notional not reverse Liebour folly they also champion crap.
      It is a far cry from the day Muldoon reversed the Super legislation.
      The irony of that is that Liebour have been talking in the past year about getting Kiwisaver funds to invest in ‘their projects’
      The only good thing about that is Liebour can’t get off their fat arses to get anything done.
      In two years…how many trees?
      How hard is that?

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  26. Re-writing the RMA is huge. What was originally introduced as a way of stopping a developer from exporting any nuisance across his boundary has become the go-to legislation to stop development & aid nimbyism. It’s been driven by case law into something it was never intended to be. The carnage wrecked on unproductive lawyers & inspectors will be immense.

    At least there’s no chance of the Greens & Labour stealing Collin’s policy.

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    • The RMA is now 800 pages of regulations. That’s an awful lot of lawyers and clipboard warriors and court time getting in the way of progress and individual liberty.

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      • Hay, Twitford. Judith Collins has only just got her feet under the desk and she’s done more than you for 3 years! You’re useless!

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    • Nasska- I have no faith in National that they will do anything at all about the RMA.
      National had nine years to do something about it when they were in government.
      I saw rural people practically on their knees begging the Nats to reform some of the more draconian aspects of this Act.
      Did they?
      No.
      If you challenged them about their inaction the excuse was always the same: “ we want to do it but Winston won’t let us.” I heard this with my own ears.. It was a pathetic cop out.

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      • Yep. National have shown no appetite to tackle the RMA so far. Probably because it has a negative political impact & staying in another three years is more important than supporting National’s supporters.

        Anything below 40% in the polls indicate that they are bleeding the same voters they are ignoring.

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    • It was Adams and Kaye who were running things over the Hamish walker fiasco.
      It looks like Toddy had already blown a fu fu value and was melted cheese.

      good to see those daffy tarts going.

      Given Paula Bennett’s departure video (with Sainsbury) there was some bad blood flowing.

      Collins needs to get the flamethrower fired up.
      The last 48 hours have looked good.

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  27. Re The RMA
    National passed the bill originally.
    But they since had reform In their manifesto for at least 3 elections

    But they could not do the reforms because their coalition partners wouldn’t support it, Who Dunnit ,the Māori party and Peters got the blame for stopping the reforms.

    MMP let them off the hook.

    So National did not bloody even try.

    Do you still trust them, a leopard changing its spots even ?

    No way.

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    • National won’t touch the RMA. Far too big and messy now to
      try and rein it in. It is entrenched and here to stay. Collins is
      politicking trying to curry favour with diehard Natfans.
      All of those overpaid tossers in Wellington promise the earth
      to voters prior to an election and people always fall for it.
      Time for Kiwi’s to fucking wake up.

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      • Absolutely AP .You are right.
        Did a bit of work with a good backbench mp years back to get them inspired to adopt at least some of the TAG ( Technical Advisory Group ) recommendations on this subject.
        The usual ,set up a committee and then blame them.
        But they were not interested, neither was the minister.

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    • Winston Peters and his Winston First Party were out of Parliament from 2008 to 2011 so it is a bit rich blaming him.

      They didn’t need the Maori Party in that term but brought them into the tent including the ungrateful hua John Hatfield.

      These excuses are pitiful

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      • I remember that Hatfield going walkabout in aussie and then he took the missus to Brussels on our dollor and they eloped to Gay Paree for a dirty weekend!

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  28. Gareth Hughes just on tv1 about expanding the goldmine at Wahi.
    He’s grown his hair preparing for civiy street.
    Ttrouble is he looks like one of the kiddies troll dolls!
    I suppose when you are young and stupid, you do these things!

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      • Gareth’s not that young but he’s still stupid. Another one who has never worked in the real world:

        “Gareth has spent his entire adult life working for good green change. Since graduating from Victoria University with a degree in Religious Studies, History and Politics, he has been at the centre of campaigns around many of the most pressing issues for New Zealand and the planet.”

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        • Religious Studies,
          Jesus wept.
          What is it with that lot?
          Seems more and more of them; with Luxon coming in.

          We need more balance in party lists – like more atheists!

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    • Hughes is 38 with a 12 year old kid.
      So teenager next year.
      He is not yoof adjacent.
      He is one year younger than Ardoom ..who is definitely not yoof-ful and recently, hag-adjacent.

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  29. Whinestone has not improved with a new arsehole.
    He’s still the same old arsehole trying to get headlines!

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    • The Far North is near enough cut off. SH10 from Pakaraka to Kaeo is closed & so is SH1 Okaihau to Kaitaia.

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      • Whats new? When I was working in Moerewa in the late 60’s, the river at the north of town was always flooding.

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        • There doesn’t have to be much water crossing a road before Fulton Hogan charge in & close it nowadays. I can remember as a boy in the mid 50s watching the old man tie a chaff sack in front of the radiator of the V8 Pilot, take off the fanbelt & cross streams with the water lapping the bonnet.

          There were over twenty fords between Gisborne & Te Araroa.

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          • That’s before soy.

            Do you know young “men” now days have the testosterone levels of 60-80 year olds? Also hugely reduced grip strength.

            Also a high fibre low fat diet further lowers testosterone.

            All this is based on legitimate medical testing. This is the age of the twisted little weakling.

            They should be curb stomped by Nazis.

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          • Nasska. Along with a shit load of Morri 8, old Austins. That the mighty Chevy passed and tooted as well as a wave!

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  30. President of Goya Foods boycotted after he praised President Trump. Now there is a “Buy Goya” backlash.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls8KaRc_VUQ
    Goya Foods boycott backfires as GoFundMe raises more than $150,000

    “Buy Goya” GoFundMe organizer Casey Harper discusses raising funds to support the purchase of Goya products during the “buy-cott.”

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  31. Here you go Northland.
    I’ll be pleased with an extension of the Cambridge expressway to Tauranga.

    The National Party’s transport plan: Northlanders desperate for four-lane expressway
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/the-national-party-s-transport-plan-northlanders-desperate-for-four-lane-expressway.html

    Northland locals are desperate for a four lane expressway connecting Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga which The National Party on Friday promised to build if elected.

    It would cost more than $15 billion to build the entire expressway but locals say it would create more jobs and bring more people back to Northland.

    In the congested, wet, and windy roads of the north, traffic can be backed up for kilometres upon kilometres.

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  32. All charges have been dropped against the man who physically & mentally abused three women for over thirty years in London.

    Turns out it was just a normal Muslim family.

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    • What have they got to be proud of?
      Year of delivery turned to shit, like every single thing they have touched.
      Even Jethro has deserted the sinking ship and Cindy will be going down like a good captain.

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    • Maybe they are like Muller and finally realised they are just not cut out to run things. SOOOO much work compared to all those easy hours on the opposition benches. 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴 😴

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  33. This is serious for those who need their prescriptions.

    Paracetamol 500mg tablets likely run out at the end of the month due to COVID-19
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/07/paracetamol-500mg-tablets-likely-run-out-at-the-end-of-the-month-due-to-covid-19.html

    This week, the supplier advised PHARMAC that expected shipments of paracetamol tablets have not arrived, and stock levels have dropped.

    “The supplier is continuing to have stock issues due to decreased capacity at international manufacturing plants and difficulty obtaining flights out of India to transport stock.”

    Some patients may find their pharmacy is unable to immediately fill their prescriptions for paracetamol.

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