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  1. Lulu Sun v Emma Raducanu: Kiwi qualifier wins Wimbledon fourth round clash in three sets

    Lulu Sun on her win

    “It was a great match. Emma she really digged deep there. I really had to fight tooth and nail to get the win. She’s obviously going to run for every ball and fight until the end. I’m just incredibly… I just don’t have the words right now.”
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/tennis/lulu-sun-wins-opening-set-against-emma-raducanu-in-wimbledon-fourth-round-clash/XDFYRSGCVFEFJMJVOROMIAOYUY/

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  2. France voter turnout high, with far right seeking power
    Voters in France are casting their ballots in parliamentary run-off elections that could hand victory to the far-right National Rally.

    Voter turnout in France’s parliamentary run-off election has risen sharply from the last time poll in 2022 in a ballot that could see the far-right National Rally emerge as the strongest force.

    Although National Rally is expected to win the most seats in the National Assembly, the latest opinion polls indicated it might fall short of an absolute majority.

    A hung parliament would severely dent President Emmanuel Macron’s authority and herald a prolonged period of instability and policy deadlock in the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/france-voter-turnout-high-with-far-right-seeking-power/GDAGWCMQ6BGXXGBO4VANDOZMCM/

    There is hope yet.
    gold rushes tend to gather their own momentum.

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  3. Another windy day with a 7⁰ start , much nicer than a frost. There is a local road shut in the waitaki district because of limestone cliff deciding to make itself a bit smaller. At the moment there is still a boulder of about 100 tonne sitting on a ledge. The council are waiting on geotec expertise and are ignoring locals ideas. I would maintain that the locals were the experts and this outsider is just an educated wally with no skin in the game, has probably never played on an 80 foot cliff as a kid . Fecking council staff in this country are killing ingenuity because they dont realise that locals actually built all the shit that they now look after.

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  4. A Change in the world order.
    Something is happening with the worlds voters.

    A former heart surgeon who pledged to open Iran to the world and deliver the freedoms its people have yearned for has won the country’s presidential election.

    Masoud Pezeshkian, the only moderate candidate allowed to enter the race after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in May, won a tightly contested runoff by securing 16.3 million votes, Iran’s interior ministry said on Saturday.

    Pezeshkian, 69, defeated Saeed Jalili, a former nuclear negotiator and a figurehead of the Front of Islamic Revolution Stability – a group of hard-line politicians often referred to as “radical Hezbollah” – who won 13.5 million votes.

    Regardless of the election winner, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on all major policy issues.

    “The nation of Iran has chosen its new president. I extend my congratulations to the nation, the president-elect, and all the dedicated activists involved in this pivotal moment, especially the enthusiastic youth from the candidates’ election teams,” Khamenei said after the election.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/reformist-masoud-pezeshkian-wins-irans-presidential-election/NPMRXUFH7BAUHJM5T5A7GADY6I/

    Might hopefully lead to the chop for Khameni.
    Obviously Iranians prefer peace.

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    • Khamenei and the Mullahs the real power in Iran. Some suspect Khamenei orchestrated the helicopter crash. The Shah was an installed western stooge. During his life Churchill refused to call the rebranded Persia, Iran. There’s something in that. Before takeover by the warlike desert goat herders, Persia was an ancient accomplished culture, and the resentment on being overrun in 600’s is the genesis of the Shia / Shiite beef.

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  5. Possums and rats help stop the spread of conifers, study finds
    Scion invasion ecologist Tom Carlin led research into the contribution that seed eaters had on reducing conifer seed survival, and made some surprising discoveries – including that our pest mammals help to control pest conifers.

    “These seeds don’t survive through the gut when they are eaten by rats or possums,” Carlin explained.

    “So they are kind of taken out. They don’t become trees.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/350331860/possums-and-rats-help-stop-spread-conifers-study-finds

    Interesting.

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  6. I hope you or anyone close to you, who is suffering the ravages of Cancer, do not have to go to the Cancer Control Agency for assistance.

    For if you do, you will need to have a second language to understand what they are talking about. And here I am, a deluded country boy from the darkest part of the King Country, under the influence that English is the spoken and common language of this country. Obviously things have changed between last week and this. FFS.

    https://teaho.govt.nz/

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  7. Pope Francis critic excommunicated by the Vatican (Badge of honour)

    The 83-year-old ultra-conservative has previously called on the Pope to resign, accusing him of heresy and criticising his stances on immigration, climate change and same-sex couples.

    Archbishop Vigano was a senior figure in the Church, serving as papal envoy to Washington from 2011 to 2016.

    In 2018 he went into hiding after alleging that the Pope had known about sexual abuse by an American cardinal and failed to act. The Vatican rejected the accusation.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c84j07d0j92o

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  8. I hope this isn’t true but have a horrible feeling it probably is:

    Alarming official government statistics have revealed that children who received Covid mRNA shots are at a massively elevated risk of dying.
    The shocking figures were revealed in a UK government report which quietly confirmed that the Covid injections have been killing children at an unprecedented rate.
    The admission was buried in an official report compiled using data from the UK government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS).
    The data shows that children who received the shots are 4423%/45x more likely to die of any cause than unvaccinated children.
    Additionally, vaxxed children are 13,633%/137x more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who didn’t receive an mRNA injection.

    https://x.com/Censored4sure/status/1809997365241069841

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  9. Looks like the VFF team had quite a good meeting with the Covid Inquiry guys. It was held on Zoom because of where people were.

    They covered:

    “What is VFF, and why was it formed?
    VFF’s challenges and achievements.
    The mandates – what they meant for people and families, the legal and community support VFF provided, industry groups, resources, and our audience size during this time – it was not a small group affected!
    Government propaganda, misinformation, and double-speak.
    The abuse of our informed consent and Bill of Rights laws.The absurdity and cruelty of the rules and restrictions applied to those who refused to comply, as well as the tragic consequences.
    Our relationships with ‘insiders’ within the various government agencies and what we knew was happening on the inside compared to what the public was being told.
    The children’s vaccine: safety issues, the legal case, coercion, and consent issues.
    Masks: mandates, the law, the use of force on those not complying, the Advertising Standards Authority, the impact on children and more.
    Censorship: social media platforms and their relationship with governments, social pressure resulting in the silencing of voices, advertising and supply chain refusals to work with VFF, and the impact of industry regulators such as the Medical Council on medical professionals’ ability to give proper informed consent (risks, benefits, and alternatives).
    The destruction of trust in our institutions, specifically the government, media, and health system. ”

    I liked the response to Whitehead’s question

    This experience has strengthened our resolve to ensure that Phase Two of the inquiry does what it says on the tin!

    “At the end of the session, Mr Whitehead asked us how we thought the authorities might begin to win back trust. I laughed and wished them good luck with that!

    I suggested that perhaps a good start would be apologising and holding those responsible publicly accountable. “

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  10. Does anyone understand the French voting system? How does Le Pen go from a good victory in round one to 3rd in round two as shown by Francis’s Zero Hedge link above ?

    Mark Wauck says Biden is going to resign today or tomorrow “according to those who are meant to know//”.

    Some in the media are saying Farage’s Reform Party split the centre right vote. But I read somewhere yesterday that UKIP got a similar total vote last time –about 4.5 million votes. So the only change is Reform got 5 seat this time. Given the Labour vote stayed the same, the only explanation for the Conservative’s crash is their voters stayed home or a lot of Labour voters stayed home and those that crossed over last time voted and returned to the fold this time. Alice might have more information.

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  11. Ark, ark, sticks and jib!

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/07/08/mortgagee-sales-on-the-rise-as-homeowners-let-it-all-go-too-long/
    The number of mortgagee sales looks to be on the rise — but they are still just a fraction of the total market, experts say.

    “We’ve got a broad range, from developers who’ve found themselves in a sticky situation due to funding, we’ve found mums and dads that’ve got themselves just in the wrong situation, but also investors.

    “People have probably let it all go too long, and there’s a lot of denial around the situation they’re in.”

    “Based on some of the things we’ve seen, these people have been in financial difficulty for a long time, it’s not just like, ‘you lost your job last month, this month we’re gonna close you down’, this takes a long time for the banks … to get to the point where they have to pull the pin.”

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    • Interesting article about the war between Davos Globalists and the City of London Globalists. The high interest rates are a tool in the financial battle between goliaths. Its a plan to slowly bankrupt everyone except America. Powell took the US FED off the LIBOR system to SOFR. High interest rates to stay for a while to flush out the funny money, and wrest control towards DAVOS crowd. Collateral mortgagee damage not a factor to the mighty financial warriors.

      https://qpol.substack.com/p/world-war-on-useful-idiots-qpol-issue

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  12. Anyone listen to rcr from 10am this morning.
    Great listening to Jaspreet and Don Nicholsen interview Jaqueline Rowarth and Hamish then Jane Smith now.
    Mostly on climate change scam.
    Well worth a listen if it is on replay.

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  13. This just shows the intellect of the Churnalists and their managers that they were ” No one saw this coming” with the close down of the TV news stations. And they are supposed to be journalists??????? How if they had a scrap of brain power could they NOT see this coming.

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  14. Anyone else notice the two retards standing behind Chloe at the press conference?

    They nod so frequently it must be the result of intensive choreography training. You could get the same result by dangling a mullet in front of a half starved seal!

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    • “What happens next? The ball is presently in Darlene’s court, and we continue to reiterate to her that she should resign from parliament.”
      …. Yeah right, ….. so no announcement of Darlene’s resignation at this presser, while it was Saturday when the Greens asked for her resignation.

      Seems to be a death by a 1000 slow cuts, that well salaried Darlene is doing to the Greens & herself.

      Now about that “waka jumping legislation”.
      When are the the Greens going to announce they are putting in steps, pulling rank, on Darlene to stop the Government wastefully paying Darlene’s salary.?
      Look just stop all the Green’s salaries, until they at least sort this nonsense out. !

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      • The taxpayer is going to have to pay some Gween C*nt so why not leave dodgy Darleen in there to retain the embarrassment.

        …..2 mins later…
        Oh sorry
        Was not paying attention
        ‘Gweens dont get embarrassed by having criminals in their ranks
        They rather see it as a badge of warped honour .

        but either way they get 15 or so R.soles therefore the salary will be going to some crim or another .

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      • I do know Darlene is an electorate MP, & the waka legislation is for list MP’s.

        Still are the Greens actively pushing for further investigation, like of exploiting workers, plus supporting the Parliamentary Privileges Inquiry, & to have further investigation by the electoral commission?

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        • Apologies, I was wrong about Darlene being an electorate MP, should have checked.
          Darlene contested Tāmaki Makaurau in the 2023 election but failed, and only limped in on the list.

          ….. However, Tana resigned from the Green Party, tendering her resignation to the secretary and chief of staff. The party then informed the Speaker.

          This means she could continue as an MP for the remainder of the term – unless the party uses the contentious ‘party hopping’ legislation. …
          https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/mp-darleen-tana-resigns-green-party

          So the useless journalists, all to give more cover to the Greens, did not seem to ask Chloe & Mendacious Mexican about using the waka jumping legislation, in the pleas for Darlene to actually leave Parliament too.

          Darlene is on a pretty good size tit of a salary. 🙁

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              • As I’ve read it she remains as an independent MP unless Chloe writes to the speaker complaining that her presence & the inability of the Greens to front a full caucus ” distort its proportionality”.

                Then it would be for the speaker to decide. The waka jumping legislation is only triggered after due processes have taken place & I can’t for the life of me see the Green Party risking another drubbing by the public or the media.

                They’ll be taking a ‘least worst’ approach.

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                • I’m no expert on this sort of thing, but the way I see it the only way out is to burn a Mexican at the stake as a sacrifice to appease the ancient gods of communism. I was going to suggest JAG but she’s way to soggy to light with a gas axe. Afterwards they can plant a few trees to make up for the carbon created during the burrito benders burn off.

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  15. Further to my 7.42am post this morning. It is now clear the reason why Government Departments are still speaking and writing in Te Lingo despite the NZ First / National Agreement.

    “New Zealand First campaigned on stripping government departments of te reo names, with Winston Peters saying at the time it was “not an attack on the Māori language – it’s an attack on the elite virtue-signallers who have hijacked language for their own socialist means”.

    “The position was adopted into the National / New Zealand First coalition agreement, which states the Government will “ensure all public service departments have their primary name in English” and “require the public service departments and Crown Entities to communicate primarily in English”, except for those specifically related to Māori.”

    That is all good, then this:

    “After the issue was taken to Cabinet in May, Public Service Minister Nicola Willis announced an all of government directive would not be sent out, with her instead delegating the issue to each minister to manage with their own department on a case-by-case basis>”

    So the fault that there is confusion in the Government Department ranks lies with Nude Nut and Willis who do not want to upset the Maori Elite and organisations like the IWI Chairs Forum, by not giving a firm directive on Government Department language, but leaving it to weak Ministers to handle or not handle as the mood takes them.

    Nicola Willis, a toadie List MP who speaks to the public like they are an errant little schoolboy, whom she has caught flogging himself of behind the school bike shed at morning tea break, is not worth a knobble of goat shit. She prefers confusion on this issue than being decisive. It is long overdue that this Government carry out its cross party Agreements and carry out what the majority of the country want.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/psa-criticises-coalition-governments-english-first-policy-says-mixed-messages-confusing/7M3JC7YQPNAKTBF6MJDEELTWJI/

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    • It all seems to be a “Pass the Parcel Game”, getting nothing done, while being paid a high salary.
      Time is ticking by, where voter’s frustrations will accumulate, & be remembered in just over 2 years time, 2026.

      People will remember, those small detail frustrations, particularly in the heath field, as it often a stressful time.

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        • In an environment where MSM doesn’t control messaging, a disaffected public can overturn feckless political parties. An organised minority like NZFirst needs to be ready to pick up the pieces. The Tory Party in England, found in 1678, have just been taken to the woodhouse by one well spoken charismatic englishman, for NOT delivering on election promises. They screwed up Brexit and are now another Lib Dem party, hopelessly divided. Their (Farages) real strength was in popularist right wing causes, which no-one wants to admit. National pandering to Maori elitists seeking to destroy NZ will not stand the test.

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    • Ah, so you are now agreeing with me that Willis is just another useless Nat list MP of the calibre of Ruth the Mighty Mouth and Trousers who destroyed hundreds of businesses and displaced and broke hundreds of people.
      This tart will do the same. Last time plenty went to Aussie, just like now.
      The Nats should be shut down forever along with their stable mates in Labour.
      Two headed coin.

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  16. Caught, this woman will spend at least 1 night in jail.
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    ….. search warrant was executed at a property in Pakuranga Monday morning.
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    The woman has been charged with wounding with intent to wound.
    .
    She is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on 9 July.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/521570/hate-motivated-crime-woman-arrested-after-pakuranga-bus-assault

    I think this is the woman who did the cheap dentistry job with an iron bar while on a bus, to the Asian student.

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      • Plus given ethnic suppression.

        Well unless they are deemed white.

        Could it have been a Han against a Mandarin?
        A Korean against a Japanese?
        A generic Chinese against a Taiwanese?
        An Ukrainian against a Russian?
        A Yazidi against a Syrian?
        A Kurd against a Iraqi?

        How far does the NZ police system stretch to cover a “hate crime”?

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  17. Was talking to a bloke who works for Stuff the other day and he said a whole floor of bean counters were made redundant. Also, night shift has been axed at the print factory. Apparently, it’s so they can pay the wages of the Refugees from the Continent of Newshub who crossed the channel to get to Stuff Island.

    No surprises here then.

    More mass sackings hit Channel Nine staff
    Channel 9 is slashing dozens of jobs in its latest cost cutting drive that will most likely result in five newsrooms in Australia shutting down entirely.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/more-mass-sackings-hit-channel-nine-staff/news-story/233660815110c1f9228b8d55f8e12e61

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  18. I think the non performing ex Green Party member should stay exactly where she is.
    The next prick in line is #18 – they have already gone through a few – Benjamin Doyle, who sprouted last year “fervently condemns the Posie Parker tour and Uganda’s new anti-gay laws, setting the tone for their campaign launch.”

    Wears a giant Chinese tiki – “Doyle is a Kaupapa Māori researcher and facilitator at Waikato University. They previously worked in Kirikiriroa as Head of Māori at Melville High, and Head of Social Sciences at Rototuna Senior High School before deciding on a move into politics.
    They have worked with rangatahi Māori, artists, and takatāpui & LGBTQIA+ people in Kirikiriroa and across the country to build capacity and strengthen connections.
    Doyle, who identifies as Ngāpuhi/Pākehā and uses the pronouns they/he/ia, has a strong record of community organising and advocating for social and environmental justice. ”

    Another useless Green prick.

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  19. Darleen reckons she had no idea her hubby was into slave trading.

    Thomas Cranmer
    @CranmerWrites
    Statement from Darleen Tana just released: in summary, Tana maintains that natural justice was not followed, she does not accept the findings of the report and believes that it misrepresents her involvement. Alleges that the report does not say that migrant exploitation occurred or that she had anything to do with it …

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  20. Have I got the right handle on this Journalese?

    ….. The University of Auckland breached its contractual obligations to protect Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles’ health and safety, a judge has determined.
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    In an Employment Court judgement …
    …. Wiles was awarded general damages of $20,000, to be paid to her by the university within 28 days.
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    ….. and especially in the way it dealt with her alleged non-compliance with the University’s policies. ……
    …. While there was a breach of Wiles’s employment agreement, Judge Holden accepted that it was not intentional, ….
    …. do not consider this case is one for which a penalty for breach of contract is warranted.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-news/350335741/dr-siouxsie-wiles-awarded-20000-general-damages-following-employment-case

    Funny how it becomes Wiles “alleged non-compliance” to there was a “breach …. … employment agreement” …. … “not intentional” as “do not consider” “a penalty” “is warranted”.
    All of that produces an account for $20,000 payment to be made to Wiles; pronto.

    The ‘pronto’ of with in 28 days seems to be trying to skip past an possible appeal.
    So the cost of appeal is not appealing

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    • Interesting numbers. similar to those of britain and Farage.
      Will this bring about electoral reform. Germany of course is different as is Italy.
      MMP has its disadvantages mainly because of list seats. Get rid of them and have votes for seats and it would be better.

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  21. 🗣 Free Speech Union ✊
    @NZFreeSpeech
    Employment Court’s decision on action taken by Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles against the University of Auckland finds there was no breach of academic freedom.

    Judge Holden held: “While it was suggested that academic freedom was key to this case, I do not agree. The University was not attempting to suppress new ideas, or controversial or unpopular opinions; the opinions Associate Professor Wiles and her colleagues were expressing were mainstream at the time they were being given, and it was not suggested those opinions should or could be kept from public view. Associate Professor Wiles’s commentary was consistent with the advice being provided by the Government and many other sources.” [Decision paragraph 176]

    https://employmentcourt.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Decisions/2024-NZEmpC-123-Wiles-v-University-of-Auckland.pdf

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    • What chance of getting rid of paedophiles when the second largest religious cult in the world follow the practices of their prophet & marry nine year old girls? What of the Xtian boy botherers? Between the two organisations that’s 55% of the world’s population!

      The abuse of children is endemic. All we can do is remain secular & protect our own families.

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  22. Given the conga line of dishonest Greens expelled from public office for criminal activity, does anyone seriously think they wouldn’t cheat the electoral system.

    Bring back paper ballots and same day counting.

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