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      • Yes commie rag, thats why I was surprised by the article. Very anti horse face and talking about the underhand change of our country.

        Paywall…more of a tissue partition. A real misuse of the English language. It is nothing of the sort. They send your browser the whole article then tell you not to read it. Its not a wall, its a please don’t read sign.

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          • Why bother at all.

            We have known the truth for 4 years.
            It was 1 August, horses birthday, when Ardern took over Lab in 2017.

            The fact these media critters finally say something – and what the knowledgeable have known all along- after 4 years is not worth anything.

            Like people saying Russell Brand gets Trump after all this time- it is like turning up to a Friday night party on Sunday.
            WOFT.

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            • I still think “Know thy enemy” is useful. One or two positive articles in the Herald is simply part of the “we’re not biased smokescreen”. But being able to see their overall agenda and campaign for communism is useful, I think. If only to poke fun at them and share it far and wide and hopefully open a few more eyes.

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    • QUOTE:

      I’ve never been a fan of MMP. I don’t like the unique feature of MMP governments where the “tail wags the dog”. In other words, where the minor party in the relationship is disproportionately influential in what does and doesn’t get done.

      I also don’t like the fact that MMP governments get away with making promises that they don’t keep. In failing to live up to their own pre-election expectations they simply blame their minor coalition partner or the coalition agreement as the reason for their failure to deliver.

      So, I have tended to prefer the situation where a majority government is able to get on with the job, without excuses or distraction.

      Prior to last year’s election, our government was a classic MMP government. And the NZ First/Green tail wagged the dog to such an extent that New Zealanders voted in a majority government for the first time in our post MMP history.

      The outcome has been such that I have changed my tune. I am now longing for an MMP government. A government where there are checks and balances. One where there are “handbrakes” on extreme ideas. A government where proper consultation and reflection is enabled.

      We have now had a majority government for 10 months. It seems like a lot of things are changing in a very short amount of time. Anyone who doubts this Government’s ability to get things done, should look more closely. There’s a lot being done. But they’re not building houses or roads or hospitals or the other things we would expect. They’re building a new social fabric.

      Like many Kiwis, I’ve lived in the UK and Australia, as well as my home here in New Zealand. So, I’ve always lived in a democracy and I’ve tended to take that for granted. I’ve visited dictatorships and communist countries, but I never felt completely comfortable in those environments.

      The beauty of a democracy is that you get to vote for public officers. The make-up of governments and councils is a function of what the majority of the people want. Before voting, the people are invited to hear what the various players might want to do upon their election. This makes voters informed.

      But things have changed. We didn’t hear about these plans before the last election and we now know that some information was withheld from the voting public. As a result, we voted blind and we now find ourselves in the middle of what may one day be termed a social experiment. At the core of that experiment is a curb on our freedoms, the extent of which, despite it happening right in front of us, will one day take us by surprise.

      As a result, our society is changing at a rapid rate. Many of the changes represent major social change in this country, and they’re being made under the cloak of “blaming Covid”. Some are justified. Many are not.

      We now live in a world of lockdowns, mask-wearing and social distancing. You can argue that these impositions on our freedoms were necessary at the height of the Covid scare. However, as an island nation, a long way away, with low population density our continued anxiety is probably unnecessary. In the last twelve months, the few cases we have had have failed to be as contagious as feared. One would imagine that some of those freedoms could return.

      Other associated constraints seem even less necessary. The reluctance to lift the bans on overseas students will permanently impact our universities and what was once a core part of their income stream. The brand position we once had in this sector will be almost impossible to recover.

      We’ve also put a stop to the regular arrival of badly needed overseas workers. People whom, like it or not, we have come to rely on. There is a tendency to think this affects mainly construction workers and hospitality staff. But if you do the rounds of a hospital, a school staff room or even our police, you will notice that there are accents. Plenty of them. All needed. All welcome, until now.

      Our business people need to travel overseas to build relationships and to grow our export markets. While they can, in theory, leave the country, the draconian processes around returning to New Zealand make it almost unfathomable to step outside our shores.

      And then there are the attacks on our freedoms that have nothing to do with Covid, but enable a socially focused government to push things through while the people are distracted.

      When our former prime minister, John Key, wanted to change the flag, he demonstrated respect for the voting electorate by opening up the conversation, creating a process and taking the decision to a national referendum so the people could decide. By comparison, there seems to be a campaign to change the name of our country without any such consultation.

      Even official Government documents now refer to our country by another name. Both the He Puapua report on the rights of indigenous peoples, and the recent Climate Change Commission report refer to New Zealand as Aotearoa.

      Our newsreaders are now forced to present parts of their bulletins in te reo Māori. People working in Councils and Government departments are instructed to ensure that their correspondence uses greetings and sign-offs in te reo also. Failure to do so can result in written warnings and whatever else may follow.

      The Government has announced that Māori owned businesses will get special treatment in pitching for government work. And of course, the He Puapua report was already in the Government’s hands prior to the last election, but was not made public until well after the people had voted.

      Many of these changes are worthy of extensive consultation as a minimum and in some cases further national referenda would be appropriate.

      Of course, governments have manipulated the people into behaving in a certain way for decades. We’ve been taxed and incentivised to do certain things at certain times.

      Previous generations were encouraged to buy life insurance, send children to private schools and make donations to worthy causes. Such manipulation was usually delivered via the tax system.

      But today’s society is seeing a new level of manipulation. We have recently been told how our investment properties will be treated and what vehicles we should be considering purchasing. Ratepayers, who have spent decades investing in and building substantial water management assets are being told that those assets will be seized by Government.

      Schoolteacher training has been rewritten to include reference to white privilege and local councils are creating Māori wards. No consultation, no referendums, no democratic decisions.

      In isolation, each of these changes seems moderate. However, when you put them all together, it starts to sound like a major transformation in a very short amount of time. And it doesn’t feel unintentional.

      It feels like the New Zealand we once had, just a few short years ago, is now under siege. Not from war makers. But from lawmakers. We need a strong media and a stronger opposition to halt the progress of the change-masters. Both have been ineffective to date.

      And when the next opportunity comes, we will most certainly need to use whatever voice we have left. Democracy is, after all, the voice of the people.

      I think it was posted yesterday as well. You have a $55,000,000 subscription to the Herald. Use it?

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      • When the elected party goes seriously off the rails from what their electioneering policies were as this Labour Party has, NZ voters need the right to trigger an early election. The Labour Party were not elected last year to fundamentally change NZ and break society by splitting us into racial groups and introducing an apatheid system.
        RESIGN ARDERN.

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        • Agreed!

          There needs to be changes made to our governance system after this – like the ability to recall, like the good governance provisions that allow us to sue the MPs who make poor quality decisions. They must be able to prove there is (a) need, (b) no other law that covers it, (c) that the benefit outweighs the cost and (d) that the law will have the intended consequences.

          And the other major one is to fully defund the media. They must stand on their own two feet and earn their income, rather than just getting paid to provide the party narrative.

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      • It is just blood letting.
        Don’t get too excited.

        After Friday Howl they need to have some adverse articles or people will switch off to the the ‘relendless posidividy’ of the usual media muck.

        The media are doing their bit to keep marginal readers
        People like myself switched off years ago to their garbage.
        This is to keep people onside as they sniff some rebellion .

        Don’t get played.
        You are smarter than a churnalist.

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  1. Morning Troopers.

    Here’s one from Kerre McIvor; a jounalist who isn’t afraid to call it like it is. Thanks, Kerre; keep up the good work!

    It takes a lot to get farmers off their land. But Friday’s Howl of Protest saw a goodly representation of every man and his dog fire up the Massey Fergs and John Deeres around the country and take to the streets in protest.

    There wasn’t just one issue that had got them so riled up.

    Farmers don’t see why they should be taxed to assist high-income city dwellers into electric cars when the rural community has no alternative right now but to use internal combustion engine 4WDs to do their work.

    It’s not just the ute tax, though. It’s the moves to pricing on agricultural emissions. It’s the higher environmental standards on water. It’s the protection of sensitive land aka the land grab. It’s all of the everything.

    It’s the gun buyback scheme that saw farmers branded rednecks when some were reluctant to relinquish their guns because they doubted that the buyback would make New Zealand a safer place. They were right.

    It’s the Ashburton Bridge being out of commission with no plans to build a better, safer link to the rest of the South Island, when $785 million has been announced for the Boomers’ Bike Bridge to Birkenhead.

    It’s constantly being told how to do their jobs by faceless bureaucrats and politicians who have no idea what they’re talking about.

    Remember the hoo-ha about pugging? In 2020, a month after Cabinet signed off on rules around winter grazing, they had to be “adjusted” because the Government conceded they were impractical and unworkable, just as farmers had said they would be.

    It’s being told that farmers and growers can’t rely on cheap overseas labour anymore – they have to hire New Zealanders and pay them more if they want the staff they need to do their jobs.

    I wonder how many urban New Zealanders would be willing to give up the cheap overseas imports that make their lives more enjoyable and comfortable and buy eye-wateringly more expensive furniture and clothes and cars made by New Zealanders getting a decent wage.

    It’s the constant sneering from vegetarians and animal rights groups and hardcore greenies that they’re despoiling the environment and inflicting cruelty upon animals and ultimately responsible for destroying the planet, when so many farmers are building conservation areas on their own land out of their own pockets and helping to fund scientific projects to improve their efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint – such as AgResearch’s High Metabolisable Energy ryegrass.

    This grass can grow up to 50 per cent faster than conventional ryegrass, is more resistant to drought, and can produce up to 23 per cent less methane (the largest single contributor to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions) from livestock. Farmers aren’t Luddites. You don’t get to be the most carbon-efficient dairy producers in the world by ignoring science and innovation.

    It wasn’t just farmers who took to the streets. Many tradies also joined the convoys around the country, also fed up with all of the everything.

    It would be tempting for the Government to dismiss the protests as a minority industry looking to protect its own interests. And it will also be tempting for the Government spin doctors to portray the protesters as pale, stale males unable to move with the times. They would be very foolish if they did so.

    Just last month, one of the biggest protests seen in the Far North saw Maori converge on the Far North District Council offices, opposing the council’s plans to declare large swathes of land as SNAs – significant natural areas.

    Maori saw it as a breach of their rights as landowners and were upset at a lack of consultation, but it wasn’t just Maori who were part of the hikoi. They were joined by significant numbers of Pakeha farmers and property owners, a fact veteran activist Hone Harawira remarked upon.

    Labour can look to the polls and point to the fact that the extraordinary support they received at the last election is holding up. But in part that is due to the fact that National still doesn’t have its act – or Act – together as a viable opposition.

    Still, the Prime Minister would do well to remember the shower regulations that, in part, scuttled Helen Clark’s chances of an historic fourth term. It was just another nanny state policy from a Government increasingly interfering in the lives of its citizens and it was the final straw for voters. Sound familiar?

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    • People wonder why there are flood deaths in Germany in this day and age.
      Part of it is due to a high proportion of elderly, many of whom are living alone.

      Death tolls in the face of severe weather will tend to rise in Europe in the years ahead. Not so much to “climate change” but mainly to the growing proportion of elderly in the population.

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      • You sure about that odakyu sen? Bet a large part are “refugees” that flooded in, many of them cant even swim because they were born and raised in a desert, probs havent even seen a heavy rain even and curiousity kills the cat…

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        • Come to think of it hasnt the flood of migrants/refugees killed far more people then this watery flood? Been lots of peaceful stabbings, peaceful rapes and lots of other horrible peaceful things theyve done to the euro countries theyve invaded… but look over there its a big evil puddle created by man made climate change, never mind the real issues.

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        • If they say it is the worst flooding in 60 years, then you know there were worse floods 60 years ago, hence: it’s the weather! (Not anthropogenic climate change.)

          Climate change is real, as climates are dynamic and not static. Look at the evidence of the periodic Ice Ages! What are the causes? (We don’t really know.)

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          • OS, i will be in hysterics if in my lifetime “scientists” work out that co2 follows natural climate cycles and that reducing co2 only accelerates and makes it worse.

            Explain ice ages with 4-5x the level of co2 today? I think atmospheric dust plays a far more important role then co2.

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  2. Annoyed by the professor of anatomy who liked to tell “naughty” stories during class, a group of female students decided that the next time he started to tell one, they would all rise and leave the room in protest.
    The professor, however, got wind of their scheme just before class the following day, so he bided his time. Then, halfway through the lecture, he began. “They say there is quite a shortage of prostitutes in France.”
    The girls looked at one another, arose and started for the door. “Young ladies,” said the professor with a broad smile, “the next plane doesn’t leave till tomorrow afternoon.”

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  3. An Irishman lies dying; his wife is by his bedside.
    He says in a weakened voice “There is something I must confess”.
    “Shhhh” said the wife, “there is nothing to confess”
    She holds his hand and caresses his head. “Everything is all right” she whispers.
    “NO!!” the husband replied “I must die in peace…I had sex with your sister, your best friend, her best friend and your best friend’s mum!”
    “I know,” she whispered, “That’s why I poisoned you. Now close your eyes”….

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  4. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/07/nzta-does-u-turn-on-truck-brake-checks-after-complaints.html
    The Transport Agency has backed down on demanding extra checks on truck brakes.

    Truckers had some rigs forced off the road or had to pay extra for what they saw as unnecessary new brake certifications, after the changes made in April.

    The industry warned the extra checks might cost $1800 per truck, and be passed on to customers.

    “They made some changes about how to interpret the brake rule that were poor changes that led to all of the confusion,” the association president David Crawford said.

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  5. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/07/weather-motueka-man-rescued-from-caravan-rooftop-by-rescue-chopper-after-floodwaters-surrounded-him.html
    A man staying next to the Motueka River got a nasty surprise on Saturday morning when he awoke to flood waters surrounding his caravan.

    Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Barry McAuliffe said the rescued man managed to escape through the roof of his caravan.

    “So we quite simply just went and rested the skid of the helicopter on the edge of the caravan roof and our medic jumped out and escorted the man back in to the helicopter and we shifted him to dry land.”

    Once the man was rescued, he was a little startled at what he had been through.

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  6. Brigadier, after my acupuncture and cupping treatment I was knackered and did not make it to the city.

    How did the set go last night? Good tunes?

    Random interest: The government has banned the publication of images of cupping treatment. Apparently you are not allowed to post them online. I’ve asked the acupuncturist for a copy of the letter they sent him so I can follow this up. Seems a bit heavy handed.

    But it does look like something out of a freakish alien movie.

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      • King George III or “Mad King George” had cupping to try and reduce his odd behaviour.

        “The king crashes children’s cricket matches, pretends a shrubbery is the Americans and wallops it with his stick, runs around in his pyjamas, and launches himself upon ladies-in-waiting. But in the film, and in real life, they were taken to indicate that George III was going mad. The famous story that he mistook an oak tree for the King of Prussia does not make it to the screen: correctly, because it was almost certainly not true. The film doesn’t mention porphyria as a likely cause of the king’s condition until the closing title cards. This, too, is quite correct. The diagnosis is a modern one, suggested by some historians, but not provable. It does, however, lay into George’s doctors, depicting them as a bunch of wackos obsessed with scrutinising his effluvia and inflicting blistering, cupping and purgatives.”

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  7. I have three interesting articles from my morning coffee read to share.

    1. The White House now dictates to Facebook what to censor and Psaki was dumb enough to admit it. I think this will be a solid part of Trump’s class action against the social media companies trying to claim platform / unbiased status.

    2. Gunfire over a long lawn. The USA has some fucked up laws, but seriously? Police involved over what somebody’s lawn looks like on their private property. I’d bet their city council never mowed the berms 🙂

    3. Tucker reads an explanation of the problem with the US election. It seems so familiar, particularly the parts about the media and institutional control some of our political parties have.

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    • Scared govts and elite want the things they cant control banned.
      I give it 2-5yrs and most countries will ban all decentralized cryptos due to “climate change” and only the bank or govt controlled ones will be allowed.

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    • It does consume a shitload of power though! Visual Capitalist had a good infographic on it a few months ago. If it were a country the Bitcoin mining network would rank 29th out of 196 for power consumption 🙂

      Of course, we have many viable means of power generation. And we, as a society, need that power for all aspects of our lives. Transport, heating, cultivation, entertainment – there is very little you can do without energy. We really need to start tapping into more and efficient means of generation.

      And screw this global warming bullshit.

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  8. What could possibly go wrong… https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/free-cocaine-meth-and-heroin-for-everyone-one-citys-plan-to-tackle-its-drug-problem/ar-AAMgI1V

    Hmmm city has a drug problem and the lightbulb moment is to had out free, clean and tested drugs to fuel peoples addictions… why the fuck keep addicticts “safe” and not give a shit about those around them that suffer the consequences of drug addicted morons.
    Lace it with cyanide and the drug problem will be over in a week or 2.

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    • Exactly. And the Labour evangelists want you to believe that “people are now coming forward because they were too afraid to under National“. Bullshit, if somebody is sleeping rough they’re not going to hide because National is in government. It’s high time this trainwreck of a government takes some accountability for the shit they are causing.

      My theory on this is though … they’re going to roll out 3 Waters and He Puapua by end of this term and ensure it is implemented. They have the majority, so they are going to push to get this agenda through knowing they will be defeated in the next election. However, whomever comes after them is going to inherit the mother of all fuckups. Rampant debt, inflation, welfare needed everywhere, I’d guess probably a social housing register in the 40,000s and more.

      The next government is going to have it rough. Not as rough as New Zealand, but they’re going to have to take drastic action to undo the crap that Ardern is doing.

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  9. More homework reading for Ardern, Bloomfield and Hipkins. Bloomfield, at least , should be able to understand it.

    Very short summarized version —jab a high percentage of your population and expect a very large increase in positive tests

    I am surprised Twitter has not removed this. Take particular note of the tweet about the UK navy ship.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/worrying-me-quite-bit-mrna-vaccine-inventor-shares-viral-thread-showing-covid-surge-most

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  10. The French really know how to rally —these are against vaccine passports.

    ” For anyone interested in the historic events in France today (and I don’t use the term ‘historic’ lightly). These demonstrations against the vaccine passport are not yellow vest affairs, and they surpass anything at the height of the yellow vest movement:

    Paris
    https://twitter.com/Haberci75575340/status/1416425190284795906

    Marseille
    https://twitter.com/Infirmier_Offi/status/1416415107198902277

    La Rochelle
    https://twitter.com/MohammedAalem/status/1416423460138532864

    Dijon
    https://twitter.com/Unbound_N_N/status/1416422181232205832

    Nancy
    https://twitter.com/Lumen27annis/status/1416421573779669002

    Aix En Provence
    https://twitter.com/AnonymeCitoyen/status/1416328865492967429

    And of course Montpellier
    https://twitter.com/OliBriO_/status/1416386448031420422

    It goes on and on.

    What has surprised me is that these demos are not just in the big towns and cities. They are occurring in much smaller places as well. As always it’s hard to judge these things, particularly as they are still happening as I write this, but I would guestimate at least 50 demonstrations across the country with a total of about 2 million out on the streets protesting.

    The big question is, will Macron & Co take a blind bit of notice of it all?

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    • There’s no indication of which country this took place in, or what the demo was about. The fact that everyone was wearing masks makes me wonder if it was a pro-vaccine rally? Anyway, sorry, but it makes no sense without context.

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      • He covers planning and so forth from about 7 minutes in. It’s a good summary over all, but I think he speaks against his point when he says it is not a supply and demand problem. It’s partially a demand driven problem when we have significant amounts of cheap lending driving that demand.

        And good advice at the end. I suppose there are ways to still buy your way into the market and to get started; but you’re needing to be more and more creative these days.

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        • Four things are driving housing out of the reach of working families:

          1) Land banking leading to exorbitant prices for land within commuting distance of the centres.

          2) Local bodies using any means to prevent new development because it puts pressure on their creaking infrastructure which has been neglected in favour of vanity projects.

          3) Central government regulations dictating building standards. For example over the top requirements for insulation in Invercargill are not necessary in the Far North. Seismic risks vary throughout NZ but standards are set in stone. Not everyone needs or even wants a McMansion but because of meddlesome do-gooders that is all that is being built.

          4) Cheap loans allowing money grubbing slum landlords to buy up entry level housing.

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        • The demand is for houses for people to live in. We have been short of those houses. In NZ at least.
          Interest rates at a low help to fill that void. Encourage builders and people to own.
          So those that want and can loan can buy a home. those that can’t go on the govt. waiting list while they rent or are housed by the govt.
          Why did we have that demand when 15 years ago we didn’t?
          Immigration and Kiwi’s returning to NZ instead leaving by the planeload each week. Remember that was one of Key’s selling points.
          Each house has about 3 people so when you lose 100,000 you need 30000 houses less. Conversely when you gain 300000 you need 90000 more.
          Its just simple arithmetic.
          When the councils and developers have to spend then there comes the issue. That’s when planning is a problem. Planning and building the infrastructure.
          Now planners are slow movers as are councils and they are beaten down by the RMA .
          so we went from not needing any sections to all of a sudden needing 90k of the buggers.
          So of course the costs went up.
          Had our population remained stable i.e. no growth then we would not have needed the houses.

          But we wanted more and more to pay our previous debts so we bought them in along with getting export growth.
          We ran out of houses.
          More people, more houses.

          HAD SHIT ALL TO DO WITH INTEREST RATES.
          they helped make it easier.

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          • Wanna curb landbanking… thats easy councils should up the rates on empty sections/ rezoned land etc to a far higher price then if a dwelling was built on it, encourage the building of new houses.

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              • If you want houses built you need to encourage building and discourage land banking, empty sections and derilect houses should really have time limits imposed at the very least for development.
                Simpletons situation, is a farm near a town landbanking? Depends how long ago the property changed hands and who the owner is, an old boy whos owned and farmed it for years then no but some corporate or developer thats recently purchased it then yes. Most farmland near town down here is usually split into lifestyle blocks which then eventually strangles/constrains the towns to the boundaries of where those small blocks start, its usually impossible to further split up those smaller blocks without significant legal costs and scraps with council planners.

                I really dont give a shit what happens in towns and cities anymore, the moronic townfolk repeatedly vote for even more moronic idiots to blow money on dumb shit instead of new infrastucture and expanding towns/cities. Townies are finally getting a taste of decades of poor decision making and its about to bite them hard in the arse.

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            • A farm near a town, is that land banking???

              Even if a farmer subdivides off a paddock, to sell so some one can build a house, the council charges costs are phenomenal, and there are so many rules, regulations etc..

              Besides the survey costs, can lead to other imposed costs, like extending riparian rights, esplanades to be established, all possibly on the farmers land and his cost.!

              A certified water system also seems to have to go with that separated block of land.

              The access to a public road also has to be legal, and to meet approved standards & conditions, all at the sub-dividers cost.

              The land has to be deemed suitable, of a certain size and consideration of septic tank soakage systems.

              All that work from a nearby neighbour found that it barely covered those substantial costs, and then the stress and strain of getting it to be accepted by council bourgeoisie.

              This is why some farmers leave that farm cottage empty, as it simply is not worthwhile subdividing off, nor bringing it up to the new tenancy standards, when laws and regulations keep on increasing.

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      • There is no shortage of houses.

        Go look on Trade Me Property. There are tens of thousands of houses. In addition we have thousands of houses sitting empty.

        There is an excess of debt, not a shortage of houses. It’s so fucking obvious.

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  11. Right Watchman.

    Skyrocketing inflation, economic mismanagement and direct tax increases mean the average Kiwi family is now $9000 worse off under Labour, says National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly.

    ‘A combination of poor policy, direct tax increases, and economic mismanagement has seen the cost of living soar, and things are only going to get worse as the Government rolls out more ill-thought out policies in the coming months.

    ‘Today’s news that annual inflation has risen to whopping 3.3 per cent, the highest it has been in just under a decade, will be huge cause for concern for average Kiwis, who are seeing more and more of their pay packets eaten up by basic day to day living costs.’

    ‘For a typical family in New Zealand, the cost of food, rent, petrol, and power alone has risen over $130 per week since Labour took office.’

    StatsNZ cites housing and petrol as the most significant factors in the inflation spike, Bayly alleging that the blame is solely on the Government.

    ‘The Government’s low growth policies will leave us behind the rest of the pack, and New Zealand families will be significantly worse off as a result.’

    In early 2020, polling for Ardern’s administration took a hit as former National Party Leader Simon Bridges led a campaign highlighting New Zealand’s worsening economic condition – some now expecting this to be an issue to be once again brought up by the party.

    The Right Watchman prides itself in excelling as the fastest growing alternative for conservatives and free-thinkers – positioning New Zealand front-and-centre in news coverage and defying the mainstream.

    https://www.facebook.com/rwatchman/

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    • Yeah, our last holiday there was amazing. You don’t need to fly, the Shinkansen can take you there. Google navigates you to the right platform at the right time. And it is all on time. It was brilliant.

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  12. Jacinda seems to trust me. Why wouldn’t you?”

    Uhm. I can think of two immediate reasons.

    One, Jacinda Ardern’s judgement is fucking suspect.

    And two, you’re a criminal who just two years ago was stood down from his role within the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historic state abuse for his domestic abuse. So don’t bullshit about a new leaf as if you’re a “good” person.

    But mainly, anything Jacinda Ardern says and agrees with is basically bullshit. If she told me water was wet I’d be double checking to make sure it was still true.

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    • ….’Jacinda seems to trust me, why wouldn’t you?’……

      Because it’s not the Mad Queen’s personal funds that she’s throwing around. It is not she who will be out of pocket after you’ve stolen the bribe & used it for Mob petty cash.

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  13. 109 MILLION Tests FRAUDED!!! More than 10,000 a day in #UK at RT Labs, ALL NOT tested, just thrown in the garbage out the window & taken to the dump!! All the positive cases are being ASSIGNED to people and made up by computer models then reported!! THEY DON’T EVEN test them!!!

    EXPOSED by The Sun Media of #Britain !! Same in the #USA & Other countries?? Probably!! HOLY COW!!!

    https://gab.com/AlphaOmegaEnergy/posts/106595695976630991

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    • “All the positive cases are being ASSIGNED to people and made up by computer models…”
      You would expect all these people to be asymptomatic, then. A “positive result” but no symptoms.

      How on earth would you be able to keep a conspiracy like that a secret?
      Do all the samples gathered at hospitals and other testing centers get passed along to a black box location for “testing” that no one knows about?
      At which sites are the PCR tests actually performed? How many people are involved in the testing? Do they review the test results?
      How would you be able to hush up such a thing?

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      • I remain bothered that no one has yet isolated this virus and yet we can use a false test to say you have it.

        How does that work/

        Then when someone dies apparently there’s no doubt about the reason why.

        I remain confused.

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    • And that right there is the reason new zealand hasnt had theses fabricated outbreaks.
      Our labs still have integrity and are likely not swayed by political interference and totalitarian aspirations… nothing a few hundred million in “funding” couldnt fix tho if cindy felt like she has lost control.

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  14. Climate Alarmists: CO2 is not plant food!!!

    Climate Science: CO2 is plant food.

    Deserts ‘greening’ from rising carbon dioxide: Green foliage boosted across the world’s arid regions

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130708103521.htm

    Peter Clack@PeterDClack

    The fossil fuels paradox that paralysed western societies for 30 years, wasting billions of dollars, was fatally flawed. NASA satellite studies show beyond doubt that warming oceans during El Nino phases led to higher carbon dioxide levels, not humans.
    https://twitter.com/PeterDClack/status/1416165818287591426
    Ref:
    NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike
    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-pinpoints-cause-of-earth-s-recent-record-carbon-dioxide-spike

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    • I am not all up in the science but the nitrates and nitrites should also weigh up in the beet root, kale broccoli and how can one go past some salami, bacon & ham.

      https://www.ironsageconsulting.com/blog/nitrates

      The point being just what is being claimed about the levels in water.

      Farmers I know have changed, like spreading urea more often, but much more lightly, and probably to a far lower total amount, as nor do they want it to be wasted, or causing problems further down the line.

      So are the people like Mike Joy, playing with figures and numbers as the PCR tests for Covid.

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  15. Now this is worth a read.
    In this article is an example of a Kiwi developed product that used to be processed two doors down from where I have a property.
    They treated pine to make it harder and more durable. Have used it and used it as fire wood. . There was some funny going ons and the company moved to the Netherlands. (something between shareholders IIRC.) But shows that we can do stuff.

    See the paragraph on Accoya —

    https://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/111345/brendon-harr%C3%A9-says-we-need-transition-concrete-and-steel-wood-construction-and-not

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    • I have no issue with what he is promoting but it would have to win on a cost benefit basis. Forget all the emissions BS. Transporting from NZ and then reimporting is hardly trying hard to reduce emissions

      But I agree it is good innovative technology.

      Replacing steel and concrete in commercial building would require a hell of lot trees especially if as he is suggesting that it becomes a significant export industry.

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      • Yes but wood has limits. I can’t see a Sky Tower type building made of wood. The Romans used concrete and if it were not for the idiots in the Middle Ages scavenging for building materials, most of Ancent Rome would still be standing.

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  16. NZ Observer
    NaovtiuemmbeiSrgopons 2d8,c fo20sre2htlmhcd0a ·
    THE GLOBALIST JACINDA ARDERN.
    Between 2008, when Jacinda Ardern entered politics and today in 2020 more Kiwis have been made homeless than any other time in New Zealand history.
    Jacinda Ardern sat next to John Key for 8 years and watched while Key used immigration to make billions of dollars for his banking and property friends and lined his own pockets and the pockets of his associates who all owned multiple investment properties. All this time Ardern said absolutely nothing to defend those Kiwis who were being forced out of rental accommodation and into cars by the greatest period of immigration in New Zealand history. In 2017 when Ardern was elected Prime Minister she faced the most expensive housing crisis in NZ history. So in her first term of government, she openly declared her globalist ideology, increased refugee numbers, signed the UN Migration Pact and Increased immigration numbers.
    Today in 2020 Kiwi taxpayers face a multi-billion dollar housing crisis. Even though more houses and apartments have been built in the last decade than any other time in history the market cannot keep up with the economically catastrophic immigration policy of Jacinda Ardern.
    New Zealand’s housing crisis has not come about by chance, it has been manufactured and the two people to blame are the capitalist John Key and the globalist Jacinda Ardern.

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  17. Just seen the news and the devistation from the flooding in Germany and Belgium.
    All those poor people cleaning up and helping each other.
    Not a darky in sight.
    Those Immigrants obviously haven’t got the community spirit ////

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  18. Covid Reporting — Bought and Paid For

    Professor Michael Baker’s recent Stuff comments appeared desperate and certainly revealing.

    First, the desperate. He labelled the UK’s possible move from Covid-19 restrictions to freedom a “barbaric experiment”.

    Let that sink in.

    Returning to normal is a “barbaric experiment”. But not locking people up, making them wear masks, not letting them hug nana, subjecting them to alert systems, track and trace, closing businesses, schools and playgrounds, etcetera. The restrictions themselves are not experimental or barbaric. But letting people go about their business is.

    Professor Baker seemingly has no awareness of how messed up that sounds.

    https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/covid-reporting-bought-and-paid-for?postId=ce3f3e0a-e7cf-43ba-a3cc-02f71f3f1fb6

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  19. COPIED: a long read but worth while – RE: FARMERS PROTEST.
    Beautifully written by Diane Beattie:
    In case anyone was confused as to why the Farmers were protesting on Friday I thought I would just put something here so people have an idea of why.
    Firstly SNA’s (Significant Natural Areas), these are areas of peoples farm land or lifestyle blocks that the Government is getting the councils to survey. This is native blocks of land that have wild flora and wild animals that pass through it. Once parts of land are classified as an SNA you lose your rights to that land, can not farm it or build on it. You have to fence it off at your own cost and still pay the rates on it but you can no longer use it. In some instances it is 80-90% of peoples land. One Farmer near Inangahua is about to lose 80% of his 600hectare farm (1482 acres, of which he will lose the ability to farm or sell 1185 acres). So you could see how that could be upsetting.
    Next is the clean water accord. We as Farmers are all for cleaning up the waterways and huge work has been done. The building of sediment traps to stop dirt eroding into rivers, fencing, riparian plantings (planting flaxes and trees along the waterways), effluent management, reducing nitrogen and fertiliser use, and trying to do more regenerative farming. I know that the perception from the media is that we are doing nothing and I’m sure there are a few die hard older farmers that are not prepared to change, but the younger ones coming in are fully aware of their obligations to the environment. And believe it or not Farmers are the first ones to ring MPI if they see an animal welfare issue or the council if they see bad practices happening.
    In the “Good Old Days” Dairy sheds were actually built alongside rivers so they could pump the cow poop into the rivers, because they didn’t know what the outcome would be, same as the meat works, they used to let all their waste go into the rivers too! Times have changed and we are making changes. The thing is, its not as easy to make some of the changes that everyone wants straight away. We ourselves have been using compost instead of fertiliser, are using natural grass stimulant instead of Urea and are spraying fish fertiliser onto the paddocks to stimulate growth to try to move away from synthetic fertilisers, and put our cow efflluent on with pods that put it on lightly. Its hit and miss. Some of the things work well and some don’t. Grass and crops take the nutrients out the soil so we must replace it, you can not just deplete the soil of all its nutrients otherwise it won’t grow anything. I know of 3 other farmers that went Organic and all 3 sold up because they weren’t making any money. The costs involved in being Organic made the farms uneconomical. We also have another Farm close to us that has been trialing Regenerative Farming, he is a generational farmer with very little debt and he is having to sell the farm off 100 acres at a time because he’s not making enough money to pay the staff. So you can see it is a balancing act. When we borrow to buy the farm and the animals the bank only lends to us under the proviso that we do a certain amount of production to be able to cover the Mortgage repayments. If we fall behind in production then the bank starts to put pressure on for payment which is an added pressure on top of the Public pressure, the Media Pressure and the Environmental Pressure. To top that off the Government has also said that we have to have our winter crops in the ground by the 1st of October or we will be fined. In the South Island it is impossible to get the crops in by then, its still winter and it is either raining or snowing and the ground is too wet to get a tractor into the paddocks to get the seed in the ground. There is also new legislation coming in that says we have to pay to get resource consent every year to plant our crop paddocks if they are on more than a 10% slope, and that pugging of the paddocks must only be to a certain depth or we will be fined. We have to produce a farm map to council with a detailed plan of which paddocks will be cropped and how each one will be fed. No farming costs can be passed on to the consumer! Every time you go to the supermarket and are outraged at the prices, so are we! Dairy Farmers only get about 12cents out of that block of butter. Next time when you drive past a farm instead of thinking “those lucky buggers”, think instead of how big their Mortgage is. If a Tradie has to buy something for the job at your house and the price has gone up on that item then he/she can add that extra cost on to the job. Farmers can not. We get given the price the Global Dairy Auction or the Meatworks set for us. Any extra costs we have lumped on us have to get taken out of our living costs and some of us now can not afford to employ as many people.
    We are also extremely concerned about the Government introducing legislation that we have to slaughter up to 30% of the farmed animals that we have in NZ. That is Millions of beautiful cows and sheep so NZ can reduce their carbon emmissions. For us who have a small herd and have generations of cow families this will be devastating for us to kill our beautiful cows, not only that but it puts us in a terrible position with the bank.
    We are also getting pressure from the Vegan Activists that are trespassing on our farms and using drones during the day and drones with lights at night that terrify the cows and push them into boggy areas so photos can be taken. They are also taking down reeled electric fences and moving the cows into boggy areas to get a “good shot”. If they have an issue with how someone is grazing their cows they only need to ring the Regional council or MPI and an inspector will be sent out, but putting it on TV even though it is taken out of context seems to be the in thing nowadays to outrage people. In Australia they could be fined $100,000 but unfortunately we don’t have such laws here. I’m not saying there won’t be some issues out there but everyone is trying their best and the rules keep changing so some farmers are actually confused about what they are supposed to be doing and need help to get it right. Unfortunately a lot of the people they are training up as Inspectors who have degrees in Environmental things have never actually been on a farm before and don’t know what they are doing and have very little knowledge on how to actually help the Farmers other than fine them.
    Another thing that doesn’t affect us but I know it does for a lot of other Farmers and Growers is the Government not allowing immigrant workers in or out through the border. It has been devastating for most fruit growers not having anyone to pick their fruit. The thing with seasonal work is that the workers are only needed at certain times of the year, so Kiwi’s don’t want to do it, but someone has to do it. We went through the Central South Island last week and the fruit lying on the ground is heartbreaking.
    Also the Immigrants who are here on work visa’s can’t go home and see their families and come back, so some are leaving for good. This is wrong.
    Another bit of legislation that is in the wings is the 3 Waters Scheme which everyone should be worried about. They are spending $4.5million at the moment promoting on TV but most people probably go and make a cuppa while it is on during the ad break. In this proposal the Government want to take over all the Council water infrastructure for a pittance payment so they can get control of the water. Once they have control of the water they can do whatever they want and may start charging us all for it, and by that I mean every time you turn on the tap you will be charged for every litre. At the moment you pay for the water to get to your place, and pay to have it leave but you don’t actually pay for the water, so this is going to be another cost for everyone even though the water falls from the sky and is therefore free.
    The Ute tax was just an add on. It was new legislation that came out after the protest had already been organised. It doesn’t affect us because we can’t afford a new ute, but I can see where everyone is coming from, that you shouldn’t be penalised when there is no alternative to purchase. It should have been a tax on all vehicles if they were really that serious about everyone getting EV’s.

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  20. Former TV presenter Philip Sherry has died after a lifetime of distinguished public service and newsreading.

    “He was a thorough gentleman and exemplary broadcaster,” former newsreader John Hawkesby said this evening.

    Sherry was a constant face and voice on TV screens for decades, his career spanning broadcasters including NZBC, TV One, South Pacific Television, TV3 and Radio NZ.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/newsreader-and-thorough-gentleman-philip-sherry-has-died/RCCDMGIIM7AX67ZXOZFZBP6MBI/?fbclid=IwAR3nsR3FPFvsI9DUSNzkrZqAqz6243cW8QHgG_obnXAy3RXWe2XtfR_dPMU

    Did some work for him last year. Thoroughly nice man. turened out that we both knew a number of the same people.

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  21. Andrea Vance

    When are we going to admit that New Zealand’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out is not going to plan?

    One of the biggest criticisms of this Government is that they fail on delivery. While true of some major promises (housing affordability, transport, child poverty), they are driving through generational change – in local government, health and education.

    But the immunisation programme is their biggest challenge. And the signs are not promising.

    The truth is mired in mixed messaging. The weekly sermon from the Beehive pulpit would suggest all is on track.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/300358215/weve-been-patient-but-the-vaccination-rollout-is-not-going-to-plan

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  22. I am so ashamed of our police force.

    Watch: Police officer repeatedly punched in the head at Auckland service station

    Footage on social media revealed the dramatic scene of a man charging a male officer at the Mobil service station on Lincoln Rd in Henderson about 1am on Sunday, before throwing multiple punches – all aimed at the officer’s head.

    The officer attempts to retreat, but the man strikes the officer repeatedly in the head until he is knocked to the ground near the service station’s air pump.

    A female officer, also seen in the footage, could be heard repeatedly yelling “stop it” to the man attacking her colleague.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/watch-police-officer-repeatedly-punched-in-the-head-at-auckland-service-station/3ESG4ORUOFQGU4QJQJOIC4YVEI/

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  23. Granny has headlines of how polce man is beatup at a service station eight times.
    Don’t they teach self defence anymore?
    Female cop was running around yelling stop, stop. She should be on a charge. She was as much use as cindy in parliment! Would she have a tazer on her belt and not use it to save her partner!

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  24. This is about the only USA treatment drug prescribed for Covid, for the first 10 minutes and then the connections.

    Dr Bryan Ardis Interview July 13, 2021
    https://rumble.com/vjt8ib-dr-bryan-ardis-interview-july-13-2021.html
    1 hour 05 minutes, : 13th July 2021 : Pete Santilli Show

    Skip the first minute as intro.
    Just watch the first 10 minutes,
    If further up to 16 minutes he covers 2 studies of Remdesivir, that is very revealing, and in plain sight.

    The USA hospital protocols in treatment for Covid with Remdesivir
    This Doctor shows industry corrupt connections into hospital protocols in the USA, that caused such a death toll.
    The side effects
    The most common adverse effects in people treated with remdesivir were respiratory failure and …..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remdesivir
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    If you want to watch more, then it flows through to what a “political cult” and who seems to be a part of it.
    Control the media.
    Prevent free assembly
    – – –
    Religious cults
    Remove critical thinking, then insert, and then get action, and a special article of clothing, like Mormon underwear. 🙂
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Sort of interesting, and one wonders about New Zealand’s systems & institutions.
    Australia seems to be keeping the cult going, and when if they can also push for more of it in NZ?

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    • The systemic failure is just in the last few weeks been quietly packing its bags.
      It looks like the system is discretely removing this drug for Covid-19 as they do not want anything figured on them.

      2 days ago,
      Remdesivir, the only antiviral fully approved for COVID-19 treatment by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was associated with a longer hospital stay yet no improvement in survival rates,
      https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/07/covid-19-remdesivir-study-finds-long-hospital-stay-context-matters
      And a number of news outlets are now covering this.

      But through the 2020’s it seemed to be pushed as late as October.
      https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/final-report-confirms-remdesivir-benefits-covid-19
      And I am sure many can see the industry & name connections, that are continuing through the administrations. 🙁

      Thanks Ed in advance.
      I was also going to put in “bitchute” on the same topic, but it will not play.
      I wonder why? $, Truth? 🙂

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    • Seems very much parallel the rumble video I posted above for the first 16 minutes.
      I did experience some hesitancy for it to start, though clicking on the menu symbol, seemed to free it up.

      DR. BRYAN ARDIS EXPOSES THE DANGERS OF REMDESIVIR AND THE SUPPRESSION OF THINGS THAT WORK
      https://www.bitchute.com/video/65qDXkDqnELg/
      34 mins 02 secs : July 14th, 2021 : Stew Peters Show.

      So the kidney failure by that drug, so follows that lungs start to fill with water, like pneumonia, but …. hmmm? … so like supposed covid? a side effect.
      It also seems to explain in part, why there seemed to be such a massive need for ventilators if they have started a patient on the drug?
      The cause of death may not be so much as co-morbidity as you may think what it means, if those hospitals are following those protocols for supposed covid patients.

      Raises the issue of being a non approved FDA drug, for the past 2 years, which surprises me, but was under “emergency use”
      If you read the Wikipedia link above, you will see that WHO, conveniently pulled its recommendation after the USA Presidential election.

      The connections now with that drug being sent to India.
      Did that cause a spike of hospitalisation, oxygen, ventilators, shortages?
      Sort of reminds me of CNN wanting the death numbers up.

      The cause of death may not be so much as co-morbidity in the way, as you may think what it means, if those hospitals are following those protocols for supposed covid patients.

      At 16 minutes it discusses more on the vaccines.
      The adverse advents were already known prior to the vaccines
      Then leading to the mandatory vaccine to keep a job. up to 25 mins 30 secs.

      Brings up the point that FDA and NIH were among the most trusted institutions, but now…. for some that see the major errors, mistakes, how can they ever be trusted?

      After that it goes onto other issues and then Combating Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan

      Now who in New Zealand, will question Bloomfield about the side effects of what was considered the main treatment for Covid, Remdesivir approved and pushed by WHO?
      Did they use it in NZ, though I do not think it could be obtained? ,but did they try to get it?
      If so what was the survival rate?
      Were proper autopsies, bloods, tissues, tests done on those bodies?
      Can some NZ medics do some research, get those links and copy up what the FDA approval process reports on that drug.?
      Will Bloomfield admit that it caused a large number of deaths in the USA, and if used in New Zealand, then those deaths too.?

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