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  1. We have officially become a third world Country ,two weeks ago we had Spark super fast fibre fitted to our house ,I can clearly see the skytower from most rooms in our house yet these useless C- – Ts cant get our phones working at all in the countries biggest city.
    It has been a real eyeopener to me how far our country has degraded in the last few years, nobody knows what to do and they are all calling it a “special project” FFS its a software problem “offsite” and they CANT fix it,
    Perhaps they should bring in a technician from Nigeria because those people continually seem to get through Sparks security firewall, THIRD WORLD coming to a place near you sooner than you think.

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    • “It has been a real eyeopener to me how far our country has degraded in the last few years”

      You weren’t supposed to notice that! The giant billboards of a beaming Jacinda were supposed to dazzle and distract you…

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    • Malthusian disintegration of hyper-complex technology and NZ’s low educational standards resulting from decades of government neglect of the educational sector. Plus lousy home situations for many kids (violence, drugs, shitty houses, no decent food etc).

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  2. Someone was saying that the other day the gravy train otherwise known as (human induced) Climate Change had gone. No, the gravy train persists, and this scare story is just proof of that:

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/more-than-heatwaves-new-report-details-biggest-climate-change-risks-to-nz/ar-BB17ufze?ocid=msedgdhp

    I particular love the opening paragraph:

    “One of the most dangerous and concerning aspects of climate change is the unpredictability of it all. Some activists even joke about using the term “global weirding”, rather than global warming, because of the way that immense greenhouse gas emissions are expected to break down normal weather patterns. Because of this, we can’t predict the future with perfect accuracy.”

    Basically stating that anything can be used as proof. If we stated that school children in Britain wouldn’t know what snow is (back in 2000) and the reverse happens (too much snow), that’s proof for example.

    In summary: “Our projections were utterly wrong and this therefore proves our projections were utterly correct”.

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    • Wasn’t it the hole in the ozone layer a few years ago Colinxy? Theclimate scientists have to damn well find something to go on about. Imagine if we said OK all of you leave your jobs now and there will be no payments of wages for you from now on. The world would go on and no one would notice anything different. It’s what the world does, climates change things get warmer colder warmer colder. It’s how it is. You cannot change the fucking weather. The spouting forth from all these people with their theories, none of which have any impact on the world at all, its that are causing the issues of mental health among so many. Just like the covid 19. Locking people down till ??????? is not doing any good is it? It’s still out there waiting to get the frail elderly or obese .

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      • I’ve not quite forgotten Jim Salinger’s lecture tour back in the late 80s. It was basically a sales pitch of “this is where all the research funding is going. If you want your research funded, you will need to get onboard”. He didn’t have a clue about green house gases back then (and I doubt that has changed), and he really didn’t understand the planet Venus.

        I was appalled at his brazenness. It put a huge dent in my confidence in the practice of science. Prior to that I was quite naïve and thought science was noble and “pure” whereas that day I learned science is about arse and boot licking.

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        • I’m sure they can come up with some novel taxes to account for earths irregular orbit patterns and axis variances not to mention solar flare activity.

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        • Science research is funded, so you have to be in the good books of the funder to get your money.

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        • Yes circa 1990 was weird time.
          There was an advert on the teev with an old fella all covered up with his granddaughter 50 or so years into the future and something like the kid saying ‘Grandpa, why did you generation mess up the climate’
          ..some such bollocks.

          I was working with a Pom at the time 1990 who came out here and kept getting sunburnt..
          Jan/Feb 1990 was the best in 10 years.
          The next good summer was 1994 and they called it a drought.

          Had no idea about not going out unprotected at midday.
          Anyway he said that by 2020 – ha ha – the south of England would be like the south of Italy (1990) and they would be growing grapes and olives and traditional agriculture would not exist. That would be in the north of Scotland. and lots of blah blah.

          We live in a Post truth world.
          The main product on sale is Fear.
          Fear is the the Key…to Kontrol.

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      • Weird how nobody EVER mentions the Ozone Layer anymore…
        At School in the 80s one of our Teachers was hysterically telling us we were all going to burn up!

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        • Teachers are part of the “useless idiots”.
          Hysterically telling us, indoctrinating!
          Another time they were expounding about going into an Ice Age.
          That NZ would be producing coal dust, and shipping it down to the Antarctic, to spread on the snow there as one science teacher said in my time.

          As the media pushed all this nonsense.
          Just a newspaper page. Newsweek.
          http://www.denisdutton.com/newsweek_coolingworld.pdf

          Then the Times.
          https://nationalcenter.org/Time-Ice-Age-06-24-1974-Sm.jpg

          And the “useful idiots” claiming no religion, are so religious in seeking to apply their controls.

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          • If it weren’t for public sector teachers, I doubt there would be a single “Green” party in the Western world.

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          • Yep teachers.

            People went on about how Muldoon was bad to be PM and minister of Finance (I think he knew what GDP is; that helps)

            However Fat Guts Lange made himself Minister of Education and the result of that is what we have now …. and a wee girly who started school in 1985 who thinks there are words like jepradize and productividy.

            Kids who were never challenged and got participation certificates; that still think the world is a school playground and things need to ‘be fair’.
            Kids who grew up where if You punched back a bully You were the one sent to detention. Hence Why bullying in schools is far worse than it was 50 years ago.

            Well, kid; the world is not fair and you have been duped.
            HTFU.

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          • Some Teachers. Not all. And I work with a few that agree that the alarmism is bullshit, but we all keep quite as the lefty mob would demonise us…

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            • Fuck the lefties mate.
              Tell it like it is. If they get all
              pissy, tell them to fuck off and
              grow up.

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              • Nah, rol has to keep his job. It’s not worth the hassles at work. 😫

                Don’t let the turkeys get you down rol.

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            • In hindsight, my best teachers, had a far better life experiences, that seemed to be able to translate
              Climbed up the ladder in another career, or ran a business.

              They seemed to be a lot more practical and hands on, and more able to relate to their pupils, and also took less crap, not only from pupils, but from other staff, and were more assured of themselves, with out total arrogance.

              Like buying their own house, in the days when teachers had very cheap state rentals.
              Also having another business, so had good experience in decision making.

              The problem is that there seems to be too few, and in a way, the Charter schools, seemed to be creating a more diversity of teacher’s opinions, knowledge & experience, crowned with merit.

              May they arise again, this time in numbers that can not be put down.

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            • Yes – if you are part of that cursed profession but you are one of the sane ones – you are worth a million times more dug in like a tick and not letting the bastard Marxists drive you out.

              While I admit it would be emotionally rewarding to tell them to go fuck themselves for about 1/10th of a second – it doesn’t really serve much good.

              If you can help just one child make it out of indoctrination with their free will intact – well it’s worth it.

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      • 26 Degrees on my deck at midday.
        4 August!
        Now that’s not normal !!!

        I’ve got global warming on my deck.
        Who do I call….. Wee Jimmy Two Mums ?
        I have got to complain to someone 🙂

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  3. I’ve found Spark really good at work. Everytime something goes wrong they fly in an expert from Zimbabwe to sort things out. Admittedly it would help if they had some command of the English language, but I’m sure Spark will fix this minor problem at the speed we’ve become accustomed too.. To expect more would be churlish, be kind everyone.

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  4. Probably the single biggest reason I’m not a Leftard was my first-hand experience of poverty growing up in NZ. Labour MPs said nothing but empty platitudes and took my parent’s vote for granted. Everything they did, despite the “kind words”, was to keep us in the poverty trap. (None of my siblings vote Left either).

    Interestingly enough nothing has changed decades later. My wife has a cause she is trying to promote to parliament. It’s one of those “feel good” things that you’d think the Left would supposedly latch onto (children with rare genetic disorders being overlooked in the public health sector). We have three “local” MPs: Green, Labour and National. My wife sent an identical email to all three.

    The Green MP wasn’t interested in the slightest. The entity is going to be replaced on their list and therefore doesn’t give a damn about the job. I guess the entity is enjoying the tax payer funded holiday.

    The Labour MP’s office replied back with standard boilerplate, in other words, hadn’t bothered to read the email. Also disinterested.

    Now, I thought the National MP would not have been interested. But no he was. Not only did my wife receive a personalised email, she also got to meet him in person to discuss the petition (note: my wife did not start the petition). Not only that, but the MP actually went and did some research beforehand so that he was somewhat knowledgeable about the specifics.

    While this hasn’t persuaded me to give National my party vote, I am rather impressed.

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    • Don’t be shy, say who it is. With their Auckland central stuff up, they need all the good publicity they can get.

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      • Sadly, I am not financially independent and can therefore be destroyed in the era’s “Cancel Culture”.

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        • Sadly I agree with Colinxy.
          The Left are pure nasty and if they can, they will threaten your family and destroy your livelihood.
          I have experienced this.

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      • You have to admit they were rather cunning in Central Auckland to get a bleeding heart NINO for 12 years from 2008 who was politically Labour but be a vote for Notional.

        Cunning. (or an accident !)

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        • Overall – I think the NINO cost them support. She was certainly part of the reason why I abandoned the National Labour Lite ship.

          And we all know why she retired – without a super prominent deputy leader position Kaye was a big fat loser in that electorate. And being the pride filled trash she is – she didn’t fancy looking like a nobody. She jumped before she was pushed by the electorate. (Sure she might have gotten back in on the list – but that’s a huge long shot given the way Act are eating their party vote lunch.

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  5. All Labour’s talk about free dental health but the taxpayer needs deep pockets to pay for all that free health virtue signalling.

    Revealed: The dental funding proposals the Government wanted to keep secret
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/revealed-the-dental-funding-proposals-the-government-wanted-to-keep-secret.html

    The Government has sat on a report outlining ways to improve access to adult dental care for almost two years without taking any action.

    The Ministry of Health report, titled ‘Adult Dental Care and Oral Health Issues’, was sent to then-Minister of Health David Clark in December 2018 after he requested a briefing on the issue.

    The report outlines the dire situation many New Zealanders face when it comes to dental care.

    “Poor oral health is largely preventable, yet it is also one of the more common chronic health problems experienced by New Zealanders of all ages,” the report states.

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        • Yes why are they in such a rush, don’t they think they will just be able to carry on after. The election? I just did a compare survey that referred to our election as federal.

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    • Free doctors visit to 13 years old and free dentistry to 18 years old.

      Some people do not know where to get off.

      Plenty get free medical for life anyway.

      These people cannot take responsibility for themselves…
      …here’s a thought.

      > If you want to be treated like a baby , remove the right to vote and we will treat you as an under 18 with all that entails.

      Otherwise grow up and quit the sooking.

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  6. It’s not all doom and gloom folks. Still a lot to like
    about NZ. Some good people live here and it’s
    a beautiful country.

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    • Agree, the country is great; shame about the current government keeping moving under urgency in tossing democracy aside to pursue ideology.

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    • A P ,That could be said for all countries where socialism has bought ruination ,our Country is beautiful and so are most of the people living here .

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      • “So are most people living here “but also unfortunately currently a majority of those people think that Ms Ardern is amazeballs etc etc so at the moment socialism is winning.

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    • Agreed Artimus. I know there are 1000’s of right leaning kiwis, even 100,000’s of thousands. The left won’t get away with it for too long, then it will come crashing down on their heads.

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      • 1.152 million people voted Notional in 2017.
        It is ‘more than 100ks’

        not necessarily that the party they voted for is right leaning.
        some just think it is 🙂

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    • Don’t you bring your white supremacist optimism and positivity here Mr Pile. New Zealand has to be gripped by Cindy ‘flu fear, there shall not be any reason to feel good or to be relaxed, anyone doing so shall be immediately given the hate-speech treatment and thrown into the gulag.

      I’m thinking of opening the tote on where the first gulag will be situated – where is NZ’s equivalent of Siberia?

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      • The PM’s House in Mt Albert. Ask Jethro, he’s had experience of the cold climate of fear and rejection.

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  7. Todd Payten is saying his family was behind him declining the Worriers coaching job, What did they say ?my guess is “FFS why would you get permanently involved with that bunch of prima donna loser cry babies” ?

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    • Or perhaps simply we do not want to pay $3000 and sit in a room every time we come back from Australia. It is only 6 months away from the next season and what is changing about travelling between our two Countries.

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    • The funny part is that 2 of the players cannot return here because they do not have citizenship.

      But, but, but they have lived in NZ for …four whole years

      ..and a couple other of the whiny wee thugs had to return home coz they were homesick and did not like the multi hundred thousand dollar salary with accommodation, travel, food, clothing supplied.
      Poor wee petals.
      Some people get it tough.

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  8. Someone should promote to ACT a policy to direct IRD to create a new webpage to make it easier for the gullible and virtue signalers to pay more tax. I was thinking it should be called the “Gullibility Tax” page but perhaps a more astute name would be “Voluntary Tax” page.

    Any ‘tax’ paid via this page would not be able to be refunded, in fact it should deny any tax refund whatsoever to the person who gave money (e.g. if he was due for an income tax refund under normal circumstances he’d be automatically denied).

    We could then use the URL for anyone dumb enough to say they don’t pay enough tax, or that (other) people should pay more tax (with a note saying “You lead by example”).

    While it is possible to gift away tax, I’m just suggesting that ACT should direct IRD to make it easier and more “virtue signaling” capable.

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  9. Too many hui and not enough dooey. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    Shane Jones’ 10,000 job creation claim under scrutiny
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/shane-jones-10-000-job-creation-claim-under-scrutiny.html

    Jones said the PGF outstripping the job numbers it hoped to achieve “speaks volumes about the fund’s success”.

    “So just at the level of the human face of the PGF, this figure is not only handsome it’s an affirmation of everything we set out to do,” Jones said.

    But with growing demands from both journalists and the opposition for more details Jones got MBIE officials to ring every fund recipient to find out how many people they had employed.

    “If a minister who is a steward of such a large amount of money is made to look evasive then it’s not a good look for the public seeking more confidence and it’s not a good look personally either.

    “So, I cracked the whip to go and amass this treasure trove of data,” Jones said.

    But National’s Michael Woodhouse said Jones was “gilding the lily”.

    “They have no idea how many jobs have been created and the reason is they didn’t ask the applicants, so I think it’s disingenuous to say that many jobs have been created and they’re doing random surveys to pluck any sort of job number out of the air to make it look as if they’ve achieved an arbitrary goal,” Woodhouse said.

    Woodhouse said while $2.7 billion of the fund had been committed, only $339 million had actually made it out the door.

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  10. Korean diplomat accused of sexual assault in NZ ordered to return to Seoul
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/korean-diplomat-accused-of-sexual-assault-in-nz-ordered-to-return-to-seoul.html

    The high-ranking South Korean diplomat accused of indecently assaulting a Kiwi staffer in Wellington is a step closer to facing justice.

    He’s accused of three separate incidents of indecent assault against a male Kiwi staff member committed at the Wellington embassy in 2017 but he’d continued to serve overseas as South Korea’s Consul-General to the Philippines.

    Newshub Nation previously revealed South Korea had repeatedly blocked a New Zealand Police investigation and resisted attempts to return him to NZ.

    “Headlines are calling this a ‘national disgrace’, if not an international disgrace, and I think it’s going to be a headache for President Moon Jae-in, potentially a diplomatic nightmare,” Korea-based journalist Raphael Rashid told Newshub Nation last week.

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brought the matter up on a call last week with South Korea’s President and on Monday, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed he will be returned to the country. New Zealand has an extradition treaty with South Korea but it doesn’t have one with the Philippines.

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  11. “Say YES to the Test”. Jacinda’s new campaign slogan is ripped off from telly show “Say YES to the Dress”.
    Don’t ask me how I know this.

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  12. Despite attracting ‘stupid behaviour’ every election, billboards still fulfil vital role, expert says

    This year’s batch of political billboards have attracted the usual attention, with a number of them being vandalised up and down the country.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/despite-attracting-stupid-behaviour-every-election-billboards-still-fulfil-vital-role-expert-says?auto=6177604325001

    “Yes, political billboards do work, and that’s for two reasons,” he said.

    “First of all, they can increase participation in the actual election and make people realise there is an election going on.

    “Secondly, they can swing the market share within the election, so billboards can be effective and the one thing that’s really special about them is they’re on the side of the road and capture your attention over a long period of time.”

    Mr Lang also pointed out the billboards can capture a large cross-section of the population.

    He says they are aimed at “peripheral voters” who perhaps aren’t as engaged in politics and are more likely to vote on “visual cues”.

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    • “Expert” With a name like Bodo? Where the fuck do these cretins
      come from? I’m going to become an expert.
      My field of specialty will be exposing fuckwits and liars in
      woke, virtue signalling tertiary institutions.
      You may call me Emeritus Professor Pyle.

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  13. The US Democrats will do anything, allow anything to win the presidency in November. The Dems refused to let the US attorney general, Bill Barr speak.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWS6CEx3l6Y
    Gutfeld: Bill Barr hearing was a taxpayer-funded witch trial

    The House hearing with the attorney general turned into a Democrat mob.

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    • Wailatogirl, have you seen Floyds coroners report ? the murder charges are going to be thrown out of court.

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      • Yes revtech, off the top of my head didn’t the coroner find Floyd had succumbed to a drug overdose that stopped his heart or similar? The riots and looting and destroying of cities has nothing to do with Floyd either. It’s all directed at stopping Trump’s re-election.

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  14. Is a native who fears that his culture will be subsumed by “immigrants” a supremacist? If the immigrants are of a different race, then the native must logically be “racist” because he prefers his own race.

    He prefers his own. He is comforted by the familiar. He does not understand the immigrants. He distrusts what he does not understand.

    Is he a “supremacist”?

    Who among the following is a “supremacist”?
    – A man turning away traffic at a roadblock in the East Cape?
    – An ethnic-English New Zealander in Botany, East Tamaki?
    – A Japanese living in Hamamatsu, Japan, where more and more public signage has Portuguese and Chinese text in addition to the original Japanese.

    Each harbors a sense of unease at developments in their communities.
    Are they racists?
    Are they supremacists?
    Who can they speak to about their misgivings?
    Who will listen to them?
    Who will silence them?
    What can be done to make the natives feel at ease?

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    • More money Obviously! It’s always pay us the money and lots of it and we will come back for much more! You never gave us enough the first time!

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    • Yep, and I doubt the Human Rights Commission, the appointed and salaried Commissioners, all the associated costs, and a series of dimwit advertisements are going to alter anything whatsoever.

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  15. I see Ardern has said voters should not expect any big policy announcements from Labour during the campaign.

    From that I take it the 250+ working groups, costing hundreds of millions have been a waste of time. I hope Judith Collins hammers them on this point.

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    • Not to mention taxpayers paying for all those useless mp’s in the COL that have been hidden in Witless-protection to stop their foot in mouth gaffes. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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    • Ardern will unfurl her “COVID-19” shield to deflect all attacks.

      (Though admittedly, Collins may be able to get Ardern to eat that shield. She appears to be one of the few who could in National right now).

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          • Running parliament costs $20,000 per minute Banks said this morning. They should at least employ MP’s who are competent as hiding them in “witless protection” is not good enough. If parliament wasn’t taxpayer funded they would close it down.

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    • Yer and they all have full machine guns, not just the semi auto’s they want to ban here. Pistols too!
      Bet they carry hand grenades as well! A frowny face and a pointy finger just don’t cut the mustard!

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  16. $5,000 a day to keep Tarrant housed.

    Christchurch mosque shooting: Keeping Brenton Tarrant behind bars expected to cost taxpayers millions of dollars
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/christchurch-mosque-shooting-keeping-brenton-tarrant-behind-bars-expected-to-cost-taxpayers-millions-of-dollars.html

    Gunman Brenton Tarrant is currently awaiting sentencing in Paremoremo Prison for killing 51 people when he opened fire at two Christchurch mosques in March last year.

    The Cabinet papers show $1.9 million has been approved to keep him behind bars for this fiscal year, with a further $1.6m for next year and 2021.

    According to the papers, Tarrant was “likely to have needs and present risk at a level of severity beyond anyone that the Department of Corrections has managed before”.

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    • If Cindy had not personally changed the gun ownership laws and the police had done the correct checking. Would the shooting have happened?

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      • Cindy and co. would have found a way to have
        this false flag shooting if Tarrant wasn’t here.
        It was a deliberate plan to scare people and then
        remove the rights of licensed gun owners by confiscating
        their weapons.
        Modus operandi: control and fear.

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        • For 5 grand a day, does he have a personal chef and a turndown service on his bunk. Maybe a choccy on the pillow?

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          • By the way heard the mad queen on the radio, what and how come the victims have anything to do with his sentencing, where, how long, etc!
            Is this a new thing the queen is doing for muslims only?

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        • How about Cindy flies off on her 757 to the ME and watches the sentencing over there via Zoom or whatever with all the Christchurch mosque rellies… It’d be a darn sight cheaper than flying them all out here, not to mention no quarantine risk for the NZ “team of 5 million”!!! 👏

          Cindy could be away in time to avoid having to face Judith on the leaders’ election debates. 😏

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    • Ardern has killed more Muslims than Brenton and just moved her attacks to Africa. She also was elected on an anti immigration platform and was appointed by a long time anti Muslim politician. Those are facts dear reader.

      Brenton was defending the homeland, in his mind.

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      • Does wanting to “defend your homeland” make you a supremacist?

        Of course, what are you defending your homeland against, exactly?
        – Foreign language signs on highstreet shop windows?
        – Non-English speech in the shopping malls?
        – The compulsion to use foreign language terminology?
        – Large numbers of people who don’t look like you?
        – The phasing out or banning of your traditional comfort foods/beverages?

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        • He is not a surpremacist. He does not look down on anyone. Including Muslims. His social media history shows recent travel to Pakistan. He spoke glowingly of the people and country. And they of him.

          I’m not defending his actions. But I won’t lie about his beliefs.

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          • If wishing to “defend your culture” makes you a supremacist, then the name-callers must not like your culture very much, have plans to change it, and see you as standing in their way.

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    • What’s the cost of a .303 round? Lot less than $5000 a day and its a once off. Ok Assume a firing squad of 10, still a bargain in my opinion. Else, how much can we pay “Bubba” to lean on him a little hard while cuddling him during a night of “Prison Passion”. If done correctly it could look a bit like an Epstein “Suicide”…

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    • It’s all part of the narrative.

      Why is he $5k a day to hold when the average prisoner is $300/day

      He’s a weasely little fuck. Plenty of crims get held in isolation and it doesn’t cost $5k a day.

      It’s all part of making us believe that he’s some super villain with mega-super powers and (yes – you guessed it ) something else we have to be afraid of.

      I imagine that most of the cost is in making sure that he doesn’t have the chance to tell everyone how – he was filled up with so many weird CIA drugs that he has no recollection of what he did and that he was one of three shooters on the day (or something else that Typhoid Cindy wants kept from public knowledge)

      It’s all part of the BIG LIE that that fascist from an early era dreamed up.

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  17. If Simeon Brown is going to be the saviour of the National Party I have a new labour Party list member who isnt gay,female, or maori to sell you.
    What a mealy mouthed fricking coward the little shit is ,unbelievable ,he should be in the green party he sounds like a three mums mini me FFS.

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  18. Just happened to listen to Simeon Brown National spokesman for law and order what a wonkfiest. I could not believe how he would NOT take an opinion. The PM of Australia has said he could go back to Australia for life prison but he would not commit. It was a really pathetic. Judith Collins working so hard for National and this wanker can’t even answer a simple question. Fuck its shocking there is no hope really for National. Act is our only hope.

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    • Been listening to it Lizzie. Bring back MP’s who are not ‘soyboy virtue signallers’ for National. If ScoMo is willing to imprison their home grown terrorist for the damage he did in NZ then why are we not biting the Aussie’s hand off for the offer? All the callers are angry and looking to vote for Act. Banks has called for Act’s corrections spokesperson to phone in to give their reply, so they better stump up.

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    • Just received a registration sticker from the NZ Transport Agency. The attachment to the sticker is headed WAKA KOTAHI with the word waka in bold font. Underneath in a lessor font are the words N Z TRANSPORT AGENCY.

      Now Maori is an official language as is English. I would prefer the fonts used were the same for both of the official languages used on an official document. I noted the same thing on the closed dunny at a local beach access during the Covid-19 panic, The words in Maori advising the facility was closed (the large padlock gave the game away) were in a large and bold font and above a lessor font with the simple English word “Closed”.

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      • I saw the name TāmakiLink on the back of a blue bus today.
        I understand the desire to add macrons to Te Reo words to help non-native speakers pronoun the vowels correctly. However, English has no macrons.

        So, is TāmakiLink English or Te Reo?

        It can’t be Te Reo, because “Link” is English. It must be another synthesized feel-good term. If it’s English, then TamakiLink would be acceptable. TāmakiLink is an insult to English speakers.

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      • It would be interesting to randomly sample 1,000 individuals who self-identify as Maori, and give them a language test.
        There would be a set of Te Reo terms, and the subjects would have to pick out the correct translations into English. Examples would include:

        Te Ratonga Tirorangi
        Ka patu te kai paipa
        Waka Kotahi
        Ara Poutama Aotearoa
        Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa

        Since the State spends a lot of money on signage bearing these Te Reo names, it would be interesting to see what proportion of those who self-identify as Maori actually know what they stand for.
        A control group could be 1,000 randomly selected members of the general population.

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    • I expect over the long term, the Swedish model will prove itself to have been the most effective. It is doubtful that a vaccine can be developed (I hope I’m wrong) and we’re simply going to have to get used to it…eventually we’ll build resistances to it.

      And I suppose the US idiots, the BLM “peaceful protestors”, may inadvertently give the US an edge in the long term as well (even though apparently such protests cannot spread the CCP flu).

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    • Ardern said Covid was nothing to worry about and pleaded for us to attend mass gatherings… She was appearing at.

      Ardern said face masks were unnecessary and were only for medical staff.

      More facts.

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  19. I see that the poll over on the poll site, on who won Cindy or Judith has upset labour and they sent the trolls out in force to srew the votes. Just like they screw everything!

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    • I think Ed said something about noticing the extra visitors from the left. The Labour trolls over-skewed the numbers making it obvious they’d all piled in to make Cindy look good. If Cindy had any real substance she wouldn’t need her troll farm to pad numbers to make her look good. 🤡

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  20. This may be of interest, especially the one with Peters. Voting starts on 5 September so hopefully we will get the results of the SFO by then. No one would be allowed to abuse him but he certainly could be asked how a lawyer could not fill in a simple form.

    MONDAY, 10 August at 10.45am The Meteor, Victoria Street South, Hamilton (opposite the Police Station)
    LABOUR PARTY – Jamie Strange and Dr Gaurav Sharma

    MONDAY, 17 August at 10.45am The Meteor, Victoria Street South, Hamilton (opposite the Police Station)
    NATIONAL PARTY – Tim Macindoe and David Bennett

    TUESDAY, 8 September at 10.45am The Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria Street, Hamilton
    NZ FIRST – Winston Peters

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    • Are you voting for Winston again in 2020 Chuck?

      Given it is a secret ballot you do not have to answer.

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        • Why Chuck?
          To believe his lies like you did 3 years ago?

          After 36 years in Parliament the old dog ain’t for turning so why listen to his meaningless words.

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  21. Go get her Judith!! 😂😂😂

    Judith Collins accuses Jacinda Ardern of ‘arrogance’, hiding behind COVID-19 recovery
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/judith-collins-accuses-jacinda-ardern-of-arrogance-hiding-behind-covid-19-recovery.html

    Collins came out swinging against the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning, telling media the Labour Party leader needed to “front-up with some policies” before the election and stop “hiding” behind COVID-19.

    “We have a massive issue facing New Zealand in terms of jobs and the economy and we have the current Prime Minister incapable of delivering on anything except slogans,” Collins said.

    ‘Stop being so woke’: Collins says PM is ‘playing games’ by not acknowledging new National leadership

    “I’m going to have a rolling wall of policies announced before the election and we’ll have some more out this week. You can expect a lot of policy from us, a lot of ideas and only promises that we can keep.

    “I think hiding away is never a way to actually win an election. She can hide all she likes but I am absolutely going to be putting out there the policies, meeting the people, listening to their concerns and delivering on policies, because I will only promise what I know I can deliver.”

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    • Apparently on Banhsie’ show this morning ( Magic Radio) someone said Ardern has backed out of at least the first leaders debate and now maybe the second. Any truth to this ?

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      • I’d be appalled if this was the case. It would be an admission by Cindy that she has no substance, and has to rely on the facade that they’ve cleverly constructed for her.
        If she’s a no-show, then Judith should be allowed the full length of the debate to broadcast on her own.

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      • Judith would utterly destroy the Communist Princess in any One on One debate.
        In 2017 Bill English (Not exactly a ferocious debater) had Ardern on the ropes on numerous occasions.
        Simon Bridges tore her apart in Parliament.
        Ardern is a fucking lightweight- Baybeee story anyone??

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    • This is extremely interesting on the far left, globablism, BLM, China, Trump, etc. Less than 1 hour.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT7CrEoqoSU
      Victor Davis Hanson | Trump, China and Black Lives Matter

      Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer. He has been a commentator on contemporary politics for the National Review and The Washington Times and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

      He and John analyse the current culture war and the effect it is having on our geopolitical strategy especially in relation to China, in light of the current pandemic.

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  22. Watching Parliament tv just now, question one.. Collins ripped princess a new arse. Fun to watch.

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  23. I wonder if Peter is coping with household duties while Helen writes her report card on the World Health Organisation? She looks happy, so he must be feeding her well!

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  24. Another way how the indoctrinated see history and to see the living answer of 2+2 =

    Anti-White Grifter Lies About Britain’s Past & Present #DefundTheBBC
    https://youtu.be/J9DnM_WywpM
    27 minutes 18 secs. : •Jul 25, 2020 : •Voltaire’s Ghost

    A bit long, but does it well in a good counter to the indoctrination that is being produced.
    We need some of this, to wash off the mud that is thrown at us, and to refresh just what our culture has done.
    Enjoy some of the good ol’ Brit comedy too 🙂

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  25. He won’t apologise for telling a joke and social media are calling for him to be cancelled. I looked up the joke on UT. Yup it was very close to the bone but many comedians work is often a bit shocking. YOU don’t have to like what people say but it seems to me the solution is don’t listen to him. It’s called free speech.

    ‘That’s the point’: Comedian Isaac Butterfield won’t apologise for ‘horrible’ Christchurch terror attack joke
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/08/that-s-the-point-comedian-isaac-butterfield-won-t-apologise-for-horrible-christchurch-terror-attack-joke.html

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    • I can hear all those soy fed crybabies in the
      media from here.
      Weak, pissy little snotrags.

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      • When the aussies can travel again, I wonder if he will come here?
        Could be a good show! Wouldn’t go to see NZs unfunny comedians as we don’t have any funny ones!

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    • Lefties make jokes about September 11 all the time.
      A few months ago I saw Lefty ‘Comedians’ sneering and making jokes about aborting Simon Bridges’ children on TV3. (Pretty disgusting considering his children will probably see that footage in a few years time)
      Our ‘outrage’ is very selective….

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  26. I was listening to RNZ last night to catch National Babylon, a really good music hour, filled with late greats and the worlds most talented musicians.
    Before the show Karyn Hay, the voice that somehow blesses our tone deaf airways, was interviewing a BBC reporter about whats going on in Europe.
    I counted 3 whopping lies in 7 minutes, and Hay lapped them up as gospel.
    As usual, their lazy statistic numbers and heresay diatribe is spouted as truth.
    The biggest fib the BBC correspondent told was, that only a couple of hundred protesters turned up to the lockdown protest in Berlin, and most of them were conspiracy theorists and crackpots.
    Bullshit.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeciUy1UYAEZszb?format=jpg&name=medium

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  27. I see over on Stuffed that Cindy has a piece of
    “art” for sale. It depicts her political career
    being flushed down the shitter.

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  28. In Washington DC a citizen reporter decided to visit his local hospital to check out the carnage from covid.

    Richard citizen journalist
    @DPotcner

    https://twitter.com/DPotcner/status/1290109652777279488

    One of the commenters from this tweet asks,
    “Does anyone ever tell you where all the covid patients are?”
    He replies, “Yes they do. Check my video of the nurses. They literally say there are NONE!”

    So I did check.

    https://twitter.com/DPotcner

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  29. Visited Opua today & had a chance to rate the hoardings. Ardern/Davis, Ardern/Prime & if that’s not your thing there’s the orthodontist’s wet dream by herself. A few National posters & NZ First have cocked there legs at many vantage spots.

    Little evidence of damage to date though two featuring a land whale purporting to represent the Maori Party & pleading for voters to “Believe in Me” have hit the deck.

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  30. ACT leader David Seymour proposes changing parliamentary calendar to help climate, reduce spending
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/act-leader-david-seymour-proposes-changing-parliamentary-calendar-to-help-climate-reduce-spending.html

    When MPs travel to Wellington to attend Parliament, they spend three days – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – in the debating chamber, and often fly back to their electorates on Friday.

    Seymour wants to change that so MPs spend four days in Wellington for 23 weeks a year, instead of three days a week for 30 weeks, to reduce the number of flights taken by MPs by about 25 percent.

    “MPs can take one simple, costless action to help the climate and the taxpayer,” Seymour said on Tuesday. “Politicians spend a lot of time talking about climate change. We are asking them to act by pledging to help the planet and cutting flights to Wellington by 25 percent.”

    He said instead of “preaching about the planet”, politicians should lead by example when it comes to addressing climate change by “committing to individual action” that will have “measurable” benefits.

    “Parliament has talked about putting solar panels on the roof and turning the Beehive green, but these changes make little difference when MPs fly en masse into Wellington 30 times a year,” Seymour said.

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    • Reducing spending / wasting taxpayers money is
      good .
      But buying in to the climate change crap is not.

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  31. Can’t organise a piss up in a brewery

    Coronavirus: Ministry of Health unsure how many of New Zealand’s COVID-19 bus drivers are being tested
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/coronavirus-ministry-of-health-unsure-how-many-of-new-zealand-s-covid-19-bus-drivers-are-being-tested.html
    Obvious, but not for border testing!

    For obvious reasons, the initial focus has been here at our borders – but what about testing of bus drivers? They’re transporting potential COVID-positive travellers every day, sometimes for hours, to managed isolation hotels.

    “They will be covered by the staff at the border testing, so that includes everyone working in that chain,” the Minister of Health said.

    But a source at the border has told Newshub bus drivers are not being regularly tested.

    “We’re amazed bus drivers haven’t been tested when the Prime Minister and [Director-General of Health] Bloomfield are saying everyone is being tested from the border to the hotels,” the source said.

    “They are in these coaches travelling for hours. They are at risk.”

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    • Dangerous nutters.

      Man kills Burger King employee over slow service
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/08/man-kills-burger-king-employee-over-slow-service.html

      It is understood a woman became angry after waiting in the drive-thru for longer than usual.

      The woman left before returning in a white truck with 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, insisting the employee fight him.

      Rodriguez-Tormes held Joshua in a headlock and began choking him, only stopping when a witness intervened, according to video footage recorded at the scene.

      Rodriquez-Tormes then went to his truck to get a gun which he threatened Joshua with, reportedly saying “you got two seconds before I shoot you,” before firing his weapon and fleeing the scene in his truck.

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    • If only they tested the security guards in Melbourne. 🙂

      Still it is in an interesting flow on the machinations of government letting contracts, to sublet again, and again, and then just who has the standards.
      One wonders what circuses are also being run in NZ? besides the escapees.
      Just what training and understanding protocols have the NZ security staff, and if also doing another full time job?
      Yet really no hard questions done to that Premier of Victoria, who just brushed aside the questions, saying government will not investigate government and wait until an inquiry. [paraphrased] 🙁

      “INVESTIGATION: Hotel quarantine security breach causes COVID-19 second wave | 60 Minutes Australia”
      https://youtu.be/1dmKCbcS-Fo
      19 minutes. ; •Aug 2, 2020

      Yes; should be tested, as one never knows whether the bus driver gets a free ride either like the above security guards.
      After all there seems to be a steady stream of tests coming back +ive so the CCP virus is there, maybe on an asymptotic traveler.

      The Health Department and the ones being part of organizing and running the “secured isolation quarantine” seem to be not “fit for purpose”, and most certainly are being paid way over their “paygrade” that is probably set by some worthless degree of qualification. 🙁

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  32. I hope you are listening to this Cindy…Cindy…..Ooohhhh Cindy.
    The Communist CIndy Party has been put on alert could be why she is ducking for cover on the debates.
    Her allegiences are being tested.

    🎵Someone’s knocking at the door,
    Somebody’s ringing the bell,
    Do me a favour,
    Open the door,
    And let him in…🎶🎵

    Secretary Pompeo:

    The tide is turning– not only here in the United States but all across the world. The threat from the Chinese Communist Party is becoming clear, and nations that are like-minded are beginning to come together to push back against this and to protect our freedom and democracy.

    https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1290389515371192320

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    • Victor Davis-Hanson (in link above) spoke about Trump has given the lefties one thing they wanted, the right to discuss human rights. Their messiah Obama wasn’t interested in going there but Trump and Pompeo have spoken about human rights in China, the CCP’s treatment of muslims, Hong Kong, etc.

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    • I hope Act with National gets the Charter schools underway in greater numbers, and well beyond the point of being able to be shut down.

      There should be a lot of people, with great life & business experience that have lost jobs & businesses that would relish the opportunity of making a life change to be a teacher.
      A school where with good parents support, puts the pupils between a rock and a hard place, to learn, to gain further education with teachers that also relate to the real world.

      As I touched on in an earlier comment above.
      https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-476/#comment-88533

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    • The rot started very early in Billy Boy’s life.
      Now it is a cancer with a lot of victims.

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      • Much like New Zealands current Prime Minister.
        Unfortunately, a few before were sucked into this ideology too, methinks.

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