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  1. Lizzie@521

    And a good morning to you Ma’am

    ‘Tis a bit chilly in the Waikato this morning, (and NO rain! – should NIWA be told?) and the ‘Usual suspects’ (Slugabeds that they apparently are) are nowhere to be seen…,

    In their absence, I hope that you have a great day and that you DLTBGYD.

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    • Viking@0642

      In respect of ‘… Back to the fart sack till the sun comes up’, you do realise I trust, that at sunrise (‘When the sun comes up’), there is frequently a measurable temperature-drop until the sun’s warmth permeates the earth’s atmosphere, so that getting ‘up and out of bed’ before the sun rises means that you will actually be warmer than after daybreak?

      (Thought you’d like to know, especially as you will be colder the longer you remain abed).

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      • komata, as an ex southland earlybird dairy farmer ive seen that phenomenem first hand many many times.
        sometimes 4.30-5am its quite mild out, no jacket or gloves need. come 7am its a hell of a frost and no way youd dare jump on the motorbike without gloves and sawandri.
        my paper run days when i was 12/13yrs old i was lucky enough to usually be finishing and just getting home as temps would start to plummet to below freezing… youre fucked when its already frozen and 9pm at night tho and know youll be in for a -5 or 6 start in the morn.

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        • Your even more farked when the frost on the back side of the house roof didn’t thaw all day and it is freezing as the sun goes down at 4:30 , only another 5 weeks and that be my life usually 3 or 4 days a week for 6 weeks.

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  2. Here is the third batch:

    1. “Yes” and “No” are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
    1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
    1. A headache that last for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
    1. Check your oil! Please.
    1. Anything we said six months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after seven days.

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  3. The weakening yen and SNS are leading to “overtourism” in parts of Japan, which is becoming a social problem.

    The yen is the lowest it has been in about 30 years. Moreover, the spread of SNS such as Instagram and Ticktock have had a profound effect.

    Years ago, the standard big tourism regions of Japan, such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, had a monopoly on the “inbound” (what the Japanese media calls the tourists). Around 95% of the inbound flow washed around the standard tourist traps, and life went on. SNS changed all that.

    For the first time, tourists were able to video “undiscovered Japan” and show the rest of the world via SNS. This meant that places that no-one knew about (or ever visited) suddenly went viral. This includes shrines, villages, restaurants, etc. Foreigners started to show up en masse in places that most Japanese had never heard about, where none of the locals spoke English or knew how to handle the inbound flood. On top of that, some of the tourists have given the majority a bad name with their boorish behavior and general obnoxious bad manners.

    Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9BFaScz0tQ

    Tourism in Japan may need regulation if this social problem worsens.

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  4. A man goes to his doctor’s office complaining of constipation.
    The doctor says ” take this suppositorie and call me tomorrow. “ The man calls the doctor the next day, complaining that it didn’t help. The man says “ I took it with a glass of water, and nothing happened.”
    The doctor says “ That’s not how you were supposed to take it.”
    Obviously upset, the man says “ What did you expect me to do? Shove it up my ass?

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      • coincidence isnt proof tho, there were also lots of anti vax folk who mocked covid and now dead, is that your coincidence proof you need? the bar set by you nutters seems pretty low but im guessing it gets raised when it goes against your dumbarse narrative.

        btw we should be celebrating the deaths of these muppets and encouraging more to get jabbed and die so why the fuck try link the vax to death? the more ppl that die the better the world will become.

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        • I am seriously butt hurt. Above you said ” the water and beer thing… aint that the truth!”
          Where is the evidence that statement is true?

          You believe crap like that and ignore all the evidence the vax causes all these “unexplained” deaths.

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          • youre comparing a laugh at a meme vs butthurt nutters portraying coincidence as truth.

            coincidence isnt proof, show proof for once not just meaningless and outve context graphs, stats and social media posts.
            show some autopsy results and medical tests proving your claims.

            im not denying or saying i dont believe it, i didnt take that shit due to same concerns you lot have but ffs show some fucking proof to your claims otherwise youre just another butthurt nutter, cooker, etc.

            show some evidence in full context, show previous 5-10yr stats as comparison, show some evidence thats not produced by fucking nutters like kirsch, hatchard, barry young, liz gunn and the many other fucking losers whose smoking gun proof falls to bits the moment you start to look into it.

            you lot cant, all you butthurt losers say is “do your research”… ya only say that cuz you cant back up your claims and can only provide coincidence.

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  5. Hopefully an improvement, time will tell.

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/28/former-national-minister-named-pharmac-chairperson/
    Former deputy prime minister and National MP Paula Bennett has been named as the board chairperson of drug-buying agency Pharmac.

    “As chairperson, Paula will lead the Pharmac board in their role of managing the pharmaceutical schedule and driving greater efficiencies and access to medicine for New Zealanders,” he said in a media release.

    “Globally, changes in medicine are making them more useful and presenting new opportunities for our health, while at the same time presenting new challenges that need to be navigated.

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    • We only got shot of most of our really insane statutes when the Summary Offences Act 1981 replaced the Police Offences Act of 1927.

      But readers may be concerned to know that in times past it was illegal for cattle to mate in fields fronting public roads. This wasn’t repealed until the 1950s.

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      • nasska, would that relate to the droving days, where a mob of cows or heifers being driven down the road?
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        That is really divisive, as they did not include the ram & the ewe.
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        What about the stallion & the mare, though in part there were some common-sense rules of where stallions could be, so as not to be so distractive to a passing working mare.
        Both were liable to jump or crash the fence or gate.

        So these females get a free-ride?
        And what about cows, testing themselves out, bulling as they are in heat?

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        • When I first heard of the law I thought that way too. Indeed keeping bulls anywhere on a farm adjacent to a road where a lovesick cow could be passing would have been a good trick knowing the fencing standards of the time.

          But the quote comes from “Paradise Reforged” by James Belich written in 2001 which examines the social mores of Kiwis from the 1880s on.

          It certainly wasn’t written as a farming manual. 🙂

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            • Kind of my point Nasska. Homosexuality was not a topic for polite society but happens in a beef herd. Just imagine the embarrassment for “mum” on the way to church being exposed to such behaviour. The horror! //

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              • Not just the shirtlifters either WG. The book further states:

                “The Minister of Health in 1916 warned that venereal disease was transmitted ‘in lavatories, privies & barber shops, by the use of towels, the kissing of children & the smoking of infected pipes.” (we are spared mention of how the pipes became infected)

                Additionally it seemed that:

                “Study or sedentary work could contribute to a decline of sexual potency. Masturbation was not good for police work either. The Police Surgeon around 1900 wished to reject ‘all recruits who showed signs of masturbation in boyhood’, but the Commissioner over-ruled him perhaps for fear of too great a damage done to intakes.”

                We are fortunate to lead the comparatively simple, uncomplicated lives that 21st century LGBTQQIP2SA has brought us! 🙂

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          • As nasska points out, 🙂 the more we know these days,. then the easier it is to transition, as our great scientific advances explains it all.

            nasska, do not forget the young heifers either of yester year.

            …….. a story they tell about Willy Feeley when he was a young fella.
            Willy was bashful, awful bashful.
            Well, one day he takes a heifer over to Graves’ bull.
            Ever’body was out but Elsie Graves, and Elsie wasn’t bashful at all.
            Willy, he stood there turnin’ red an’ he couldn’t even talk.
            Elsie says, ‘I know what you come for; the bull’s out in back a the barn.’
            Well, they took the heifer out there an’ Willy an’ Elsie sat on the fence to watch.
            Purty soon Willy got feelin’ purty fly.
            Elsie looks over an’ says, like she don’t know,
            ‘What’s a matter, Willy?’
            Willy’s so randy, he can’t hardly set still. ‘By God,’ he says,
            ‘by God, I wisht I was a-doin’ that!’
            Elsie says, ‘Why not, Willy? It’s your heifer.'” …..

            Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck.

            Like all the milk maids in those times knew they were reliant on the business of the bull plus circa 9 months, to have a job.

            I figure in those times, with large families, many cousins, where the girls often helped at one of the births of mother or Aunties, that birds & bee’s, kittens & puppies, etc., lambing beats, that the knowledge was easily garnered, that resulted in pregnancy.

            It was a control of desire?, how far can one go? a concern of consequences?, that was some times weighed up, belatedly in the aftermath.

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            • There’s no denying that, regardless of the fuckwittedness of their parents that born & bred country kids had a fairly good idea of how they were created & born.

              By the time our girls were of school age we owned a ten acre block just out of town. With what they observed from the sheep we kept & the ponies they soon owned, in the words of their mother, sex education was just a matter of filling in a few gaps of their knowledge. Much the same when it was my turn to explain things to our son.

              IMHO it’s a far more natural way to grow up.

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    • Thanks Francis. From your link

      “The public has been very poorly informed about MACA’s practical ramifications. Anyone who imagines customary rights and marine title might be confined to gathering shellfish or gathering hangi stones is mistaken.

      “The law confers the right for iwi and hapu to be involved in coastal planning and policy development, including vetoing resource consents in an area from the high tide mark to 12 nautical miles out to sea. This could affect applications to set up fish farms, marinas, offshore wind turbines or to build new wharves in their designated areas. ”

      I would suggest most MPs are “very poorly informed about the MACA’s practical ramifications”.

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    • reading stuff like that really gets my blood pressure going. what a bunch of greedy fucking cunts!

      go blackmail an someone for even a grand and i bet youll find yourself in court so why the fuck is such largescale blackmail, bullying and corruption tolerated just cuz theyre clack bunts?

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      • How the Court’s reacted to NZCPR’s challenges is just as bad if not worse than the greed / blackmail being demonstrated.
        As Muriel says in her last sentence –Luxon has to show some backbone and be decisive on this. Shame it will never happen.

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    • Not a chance. As I reported here a while back someone I know got whiplash when the brakes were applied suddenly because the Tesla concluded that a vehicle approaching from the left was going to pull out in front.

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  6. Who is running the agenda?!!

    Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka says “there will be no referendum”.
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/28/national-resolute-on-treaty-principles-bill-stance-minister/

    National remains “very resolute” about only supporting the Treaty Principles Bill to first reading in Parliament, Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka says, adding that “there will be no referendum”.

    Speaking on the Marae programme this morning, Potaka re-affirmed National’s opposition to the legislation moving past a first reading.

    “There will be no referendum and we’re very resolute about that,” he said.

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    • and yet in the background theres a bunch of wokesters and radicals proposing a new constitution for nz… bet they wont want a referendum on that either.

      fuck national, hopefully theyre a minor coalition partner in 2026. look at most of the good stuff this govt is achieving and it stands out like a sore thumb that its nz1 or acts doing, the more dumb and arrogant shit is woke nats inspired.

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    • In other words National went into the coalition negotiations playing games. The sooner NN and the likes of Potaka are gone the better.
      In the mean time Potaka might have to learn a major political lesson —when the polls show that most Kiwis want the referendum, he will have to get off his high horse or even better get bullied out of cabinet by a NN reshuffle.

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  7. Thomas Cranmer
    @CranmerWrites
    Last week lifetime Black Power member and gang spokesperson Denis O’Reilly appeared before the Justice select committee to argue against proposed gang legislation. O’Reilly introduced himself as the chair of the Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust. The trust’s purpose is to advance the social, economic and cultural development of Waiohiki. Its primary revenue is government grants from the Ministry of Social Development.

    In 2017 it received $218,000 from MSD and $250,615 from other grants and contracts, and had $30,000 in the bank.

    In 2022 (the most recent accounts that have been filed), it received $615,000 in grants (in 2021 it received $500,000 from MSD alone) and had $423,325 in the bank.

    And despite stating that the trustees provide their services pro bono, in the two years 2021 and 2022, the trust paid out $505,738 to related party entities controlled by O’Reilly or his son, as well as other payments to entities connected to other trustees and a $225,000 donation to the Waiohiki marae in 2021.

    From 2019, no accounts were filed until 2022, the 2022 were filed well over a year late and the 2023 accounts are now over six months overdue, and despite this the trust has continued to received government grants/contracts.

    Government procurement rules should prevent contracts being awarded to gang members or affiliates.

    https://twitter.com/CranmerWrites/status/1784408682475995599

    The gang problem will only grow if we continue to fund them.

    https://twitter.com/CranmerWrites/status/1784408693884567620

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    • It was good to see his house demolished recently but I wonder how he is funding new accommodation.
      It has also been announced that a new stopbank is to be situated near the Waiohiki village .(the marae and many houses are quite close to the river).
      Their friend Joe Walsh was there last week. He changed his life after a visit a few years ago.

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  8. Biden told Howard Stern he will debate Trump but isn’t sure when. Biden would have to be on the stage with Trump without dem campaign support for 3 hours. Trump responded to the debate challenge with the nights he is free this week, that Biden can come to the NYC courthouse and they will have the debate straight after court.

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ylXcOO1q2nE
    Donald Trump EXPOSES Joe Biden School Fight
    short

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    • How much seed money here in New Zealand for Palestinian flags, banners, & keffiyeh

      LILLEY UNLEASHED: Protesters butthurt at Sun pointing out source of funding
      https://youtu.be/Ua9snxMgwIg
      8 mins 34 secs : Mar 26, 2024 : Toronto Sun

      Sun political columnists Brian Lilley and Warren Kinsella on the coordinated efforts regarding anti-Israel protests in Canada.

      Biden recently handed over billions of dollars to Iran so all systems were “Go” to win a propaganda war before Israel even invaded Gaza.

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  9. We flicked onto a channel last night that had a bit about the development of NZ Tourism, all the Queenstown stuff etc.
    They showed a clip of the Agridome (sp?) in Rotorua and commentary by a Maori lady said ” It was started by a pakeha but is now owned by Ngai Tahu , so the power has shifted” So while it showed picture of Godfrey Bowen, his name was not mentioned and apparently now Maori buying a business is really “a shift in power”.
    I obviously lead a sheltered life because we are much further down track a two tiered society than I thought.

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    • Ross12 ; Is this the link you are trying to put up?

      ….. Environmental activists and the tens of thousands of elites who participate in these conferences annually rarely pressure the world’s top polluting countries, India and China, into limiting the use of fossil fuels or their carbon emissions. ….
      .
      …….. “The comments contrast with those earlier this week that the EU was unwilling to finance new projects and was yet to give a guarantee it will continue buying its gas in the future.” ………..

      …… Azerbaijan’s bid to host may still upset environmentalists slightly less than its predecessor’s, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of the world’s foremost oil powerhouses.
      Adding outrage for climate alarmists, the UAE named the head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the government-run oil corporation, the president of COP28. ….

      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2024/04/26/united-nations-climate-summit-host-azerbaijan-oil-gas-gift-gods/

      Adding to that is where the birthplace for the word “genocide” in that assistance in the Armenian Christian massacre.
      Not that it matters these days.. 🙁

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  10. Paywalled, as usual.

    ‘Tongan Pablo’: Ringleader of corrupt Air NZ baggage crew smuggling drugs from Los Angeles into Auckland revealed

    An Air New Zealand staff member caught smuggling 20kg of meth kept importing drugs while on bail by switching to a different crew of corrupt baggage handlers.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/tongan-pablo-ringleader-of-corrupt-air-nz-baggage-crew-smuggling-drugs-from-los-angeles-into-auckland-revealed/VYBTUHIGHZFB3PPEML3N2T4TEU/

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    • Francis;— the python squeeze on cattle, as they will switch us to eat snakes & bugs.

      New Zealand has gone down the all individual cattle need a passport digital ID with the systemic NAIT set up, administered by techno-bureaucrat’s that are slowly tightening things up through an agency “OSPRI”.

      So then the mission creep, that each cattle beast has to be accounted for, dead or alive.
      Probably even need a death certificate from the bureaucratic veterinary system.

      You will comply, as the fines can be massive.

      The tried systemically to do that with sheep & lost,
      But like rust, they will try again!

      Now it will be easy to fit in more requirements, as any problems will become notifiable to the authorities like Ministry of Primary Industries MPI which can gain warrants over farmers & their properties.

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    • On behalf of husbands & fathers everywhere I’m glad that they got that one out of the way.

      I was the greatest fan of breast feeding ever mostly on the basis that apart from getting the anklebiter out of the bassinet & attaching it to Mum’s tit I’d done all I could do & I could concentrate on getting a bit of sleep. 🙂

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  11. Thought for the day Toby Rogers:
    “No wonder everyone is so miserable
    What’s surreal about this moment is that all of our systems do the opposite of what they claim to do.
    The military industrial complex purports to provide defense but actually causes wars.
    The medical industrial complex purports to provide health but actually causes disease.
    The food industrial complex purports to provide nutrition but actually causes malnutrition.
    The social media industrial complex purports to provide connection but actually causes loneliness.
    The higher education industrial complex purports to create knowledge and freedom but instead churns out corporate propaganda and debt slaves.
    The biggest industries in our economy are toxic grifts that block us from obtaining the things we want and need from them.”
    Whole article is worth reading.
    https://tobyrogers.substack.com/p/thinking-points-april-28-2024#media-6d800b99-794b-4359-817a-b80970df4897

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  12. Shoppers locked inside Auckland mall following Michael Hill smash-and-grab

    One man inside Specsavers at the time, at the opposite end of the mall, told Newshub he was locked inside the store.

    He said “everyone inside was panicking” after initially thinking there was a gunman in the mall.

    It comes after police announced they have ramped up their presence at shopping malls across the city amid a spate of jewellery store robberies.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2024/04/shoppers-locked-inside-auckland-mall-following-michael-hill-smash-and-grab.html

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