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  1. Ffs!
    Wake up to news saying a special persons kapa haka group that accompanied NN on his trip to asia, want to be involved in more trips and business decisions.
    NN agrees .
    WTF?
    Otherwise good morning at the start of another week in wokeland.

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      • Full disclosure

        Brash is a current director of
        INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (NEW ZEALAND) LIMITED (4354858) Registered

        Of note, Brash has serious serious TDS.
        Despite his very poor ability to read the room he may in fact be aware that Trump is front runner to be Prez later this year.

        He is correct though.
        US has done us little favour over the years and as I have said for decades>
        NZ adheres to WTO shit like a religious fanatic.
        US just says FU to fair trade.

        In 2008 to 2011 NZ would have been in serious doodoo had not China been trading with NZ in the GFC.
        They continued to buy and from Australia, which is our largest trading partner. So that meant AU could buy from NZ as it sold to China.

        This was in a GFC created by crooked US banks .
        Never really resolved.

        US treat ALL their ‘partners’ like dog shit.
        Britain, Japan, Germany esp; and so on
        It did the coup in Australia to get rid of Gough Whitlam.

        US is a parasitic ‘friend’
        China has not done us any harm to NZ despite the nervous nellies.
        It never dragged us into
        Korean war
        Vietnam war
        Gulf war
        Afghanistan
        None of which were ‘won’ by the US aggressor.

        And yet England did massive harm to China 200 years ago for a prolonged period.

        There is more rhetoric than reality against China than is valid.

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  2. Maliscious Proscecutions.
    Gibson, 69, faces two charges laid by Maritime NZ. It is the first time a New Zealand chief executive has been charged over a workplace fatality. ( something that is not true. Pike Rover and Salter both been thru the mill before.)

    Former Port of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson on trial for workplace death of Pala’amo Kalati in unprecedented prosecution

    Former Port of Auckland boss Tony Gibson failed to use his “influence, power and resource” to ensure frontline workers were kept safe before a stevedore was fatally crushed by a container, an unprecedented court case has heard.

    The former Port of Auckland Limited (POAL) chief executive has gone on trial in a first- of-its-kind prosecution in New Zealand over the 2020 workplace death of 31-year-old father-of-seven Pala’amo Kalati.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/former-ports-of-auckland-ceo-tony-gibson-on-trial-for-workplace-death-of-palaamo-kalati-in-unprecedented-prosecution/RROTHWSOPNGCBB2ALIKCXBIPVQ/

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        • The company was and he was. He got sacked by Goff & co.
          somewhere there has to be an individuals accountability as well. so the man didn’t do as he was trained to do and Marine shits are using a bit of paper at the behest of the union to say he didn’t do his job. He was not the direct supervisor who actually is the person that failed to see that the safety rules were not obeyed. Just like Higgins got done for half a million because of stupid and a piece of paper.
          People can’t even obey well described learned road rules . Is that the governor Generals fault.
          nah all bullshit.

          The port unions didn’t like him because he wanted the port automated. something that works in hundreds of ports so they did all they could to frustrate that.
          Nothing is ever what it seems. Just like the straddle carrier driver who tipped the straddle over. Was it the CEO’s fault?

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  3. Morning Troopers,

    I believe it’s neither “For Fucks Sake” nor “For Fuck Sake”

    But rather “For Fuck’s Sake”. It is for the sake belonging to Fuck. Therefore if one were to be a pedant, the possessive apostrophe is required.

    (However “FFS” normally does the job).

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    • it wouldnt be a national govt if they didnt try to highly inflate the housing market and get more struggling peasants into debt with loansharks and con men in vans.

      why do nats always insist on growing the housing bubble?

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      • You haven’t appied for a home loan for a while then?
        Counting the sandwiches you had for lunch last month and how many condoms you buy is not financial management its government control of your finances.
        Communism and digital control written all over it.
        The house market is out of control because of govt. control of the market, just like the government decided to control the rental market and simply made to worse for renters. People bailed and said “fuck You”, I will put my money into Growth Funds and so the renters have to pay more for less rentals.
        Surely you understand that.
        The those that need and want to buy a house are worse off even though their rent is higher than the cost of their mortgage.
        The fact always was that the banks have very little risk exposure to defaulting loans in NZ.
        The last time they did we had very high unemployment, 11% in the case of the BOP. Certainly not so this time round as it has been quite the opposite. Last time many families had two incomes and both lost their jobs. Not so this time and was never going to be.
        In the end the banks don’t want to be selling your house, it’s bad optics but there will always be some and they are the experts at their own risks. Their provisions are really very small in the context of their lending and their size.

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        • if its expenditure by the applicants then it has everthing to do with applying for a loan etc.
          past transactions are a good indication of financial management capabilities and if theyre responsible enough to repay a loan.

          and no, zero loaning money from banks i learnt my lesson 6/7yrs ago and vowed never to borrow a single cent from those fuckers ever again. its a great way to live, cant afford it then dont buy it 🙂

          btw these changes wont do anything to stop govt interfering in the market, infact the opposite.

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        • ……”People bailed and said “fuck You”, I will put my money into Growth Funds and so the renters have to pay more for less rentals.”…….

          As an argument it shows a complete disregard for common sense & mathematics. Before & after the landlords had their wahwah session NZ’s housing stock was exactly the same. Only difference was that afterwards nesters rather than scalping parasites held the title deeds. Some home renters had turned into home owners.

          With less renters the demand for rentals would drop not increase.

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          • That has always been a bugbear of mine. The sheer irrationality of statements like “Investors are bailing out of rentals” . Unfortunately most people don’t have the financial nous to understand and get sucked in by the headlines.

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          • but there is not less there is more. don’t you read anything?
            Rental prices and house prices are simply a matter of supply and demand. Despite some renatls being converted to owners there are plenty that have been removed demolished and so on. New ones are not going to rent for the same price as old ones.

            But then you never did understand that stuff. Too many years sitting on your chuff.

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  4. some of the countries worst predicters are predicting shit again… ill cross my fingers theyre right tho cuz id really like a summer this time round and not so much raging wind so i can get out fishing a hell of alot more.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/goodbye-el-nino-hello-la-nina-what-to-expect-from-winter-and-beyond/JVOH5V4EWVC47JFZQSENXQWIOA/

    due to their poor track record i guessi should stock up and prep for record snowfalls and rains this winter and spring, perhaps splash out on new gloves and wet weather gear for summer too.

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    • You do realize that it will be what ever it will be , the forecasters are using computers and info that has been around for maybe 60 years , weather cycles are probably more like 500 maybe even a 1000 so looking at them for guidance is futile.

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      • We know climate change is real.

        But how do we tell the difference between “weather,” “weather cycles,” and “climate”?

        Can you tell the difference between a long-term weather cycle and a change in the climate?

        Unless you have proper definitions in place, you are simply chasing the wind…

        (That is, unless your political objective is to scare the sheep into complying with your agenda.)

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  5. So, today I went over to the local Gun shop to get a Colt 9mm handgun for home personal protection.

    When I was ready to pay for the pistol and ammo, the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”

    Making a mental note to complain to the government about gun control wackos running amok, I did just as she had instructed.

    When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided.

    I found out she was referring to how I should place my credit card in the card reader!

    As a senior citizen, I do not get flustered often, but this time it took me a while to get my pants back on.

    I’ve been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.

    They need to make their instructions to seniors a little more clear.

    I still don’t think I looked that bad! I just need to wear underwear more often.

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  6. Good one NW, way to really PISS OFF your customers!

    Rotorua mother wrongly identified by supermarket as a thief
    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/22/rotorua-mother-wrongly-identified-by-supermarket-as-a-thief/

    Supermarket is trialing facial recognition technology and has apologised, saying it was a “genuine case of human error”.

    A Rotorua woman was recently wrongly identified as a trespassed thief at a supermarket trialing facial recognition technology — an experience she said left her feeling “humiliated”.

    Solomon said she provided identification and tried to reason with staff, telling them she was not the person who had been trespassed.

    “It didn’t seem to change their mind which was already made up based on what they saw.”

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    • This technology is going to produce some first class entertainment. It will provide a never ending meeting of wokism with pragmatism, screeches of racism as thieving bludgers confront thieving supermarkets & raw entitlement grinds against technology.

      As a Pakeha I know that somehow it will be my fault & I’ll end up paying for the fuckups but meanwhile smartphone video of confrontations at PaknSav will beat Netflix hands down.

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    • She was probably lying and being a good Rotorua gal will have at least 3 names
      The birth (slave ) name
      The surname of her first baby daddy
      Various other aliases.

      Very common among Maori to have multiple names
      My father pointed this out to me over 30 years ago.
      Steve O’Regan, Ralph Love etc etc

      Wont take the 1gnews POV.
      Probably racially biased bollocks
      (indicator says …. 98.3 % chance)

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  7. In Scotland, if it looks like you harbor feelings of ill will or malice towards a particular group, you are guilty of “hate crime.”

    How do you tell the difference between ill will and dislike?

    Is disliking something or someone now a crime? If so, then the State dictates that we all think as it prescribes and like what it tells us we must like.

    Sound very authoritarian to me. (And very dangerous.)

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    • Fear and hatred are base emotions.
      Logically, if someone is a threat to your agenda, you eliminate them. There’s no fear or hatred; just logical, authoritarian, totalitarianism at work.

      Unfortunately, the harder the authoritarians squeeze society, the more dissidents will slip through their fingers.

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  8. A recent survey of Jafas asked whether there was any communication barriers given Auckland’s multicultural population.

    Two people complained the question was racist, whilst another 64,798 didn’t understand English.

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    • If you complain about the “communication barrier,” are you guilty of a “hate crime”? In other words, are you showing ill will or malice towards a group who doesn’t speak your language?

      Hate speech laws are gagging laws.

      Open communication is how society works to solve its social frictions in a non-violent manner. If you tape down the safety valve because you deem the sound of the hissing offensive, you run the risk of a violent explosion.

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  9. Was it appropriate for NN to stick his oar in if it was being reviewed by the Crown?

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/04/22/crown-waitangi-tribunals-summons-of-childrens-minister-coercive/
    The Crown has called the summoning of the Minister for Children to the Waitangi Tribunal “coercive” and an “unlawful exercise of expression”.

    “This is an unorthodox and actually unprecedented event for a statutory tribunal to summons a minister to attend it,” Una Jagose KC said in her opening remarks.

    The High Court judicial review is underway in Wellington, with the Crown in attendance on behalf of Minister for Children Karen Chhour.

    The judicial review was sought by the Crown to block the Minister’s attendance at an urgent inquiry being held by the Waitangi Tribunal into the coalition Government’s plan to repeal Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act.

    The Crown said all relevant material has been provided by the Crown and it’s not constructive for the minister to attend.

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    • In my opinion if the Waitangi Tribunal feel the need to summons anyone, why don’t they summon the mongrel bastards who have Beaton and killed babies and young children of Maori ethnicity ?
      For once in their meaningless existence they could do the right thing.
      But no they won’t because for the past 50 years they’ve had their snouts buried in money trough
      As well as having their greedy hands in the taxpayers hip pocket.
      The New Zealand public has had a gut full of their shit , their day of reckoning is coming .
      GET THAT UP YA .

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  10. “Woolworths is rolling out body cameras at all its 191 stores this week, as part of staff safety measures. The supermarket chain trialled the cameras in 17 stores and said staff felt safer and reported the cameras helped de-escalate conflict and abuse from customers. Woolworths has seen a 75 per cent increase in physical assaults and 148 per cent increase in “serious reportable events” in the past three years.”

    What has changed in NZ society in the past three years?
    – A growing sense of entitlement?
    – A growing sense that crime will not be punished?
    – An increase in hunger (why the theft of alcohol and tobacco then?)

    It can’t be hunger. The videos all show thieves who have never missed a meal in their lives.
    //

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  11. On 3 Feb 2024 Pravda (formerly known as the Wairarapa Times-Age) ran an article quoting an election campaign promise made by (now) Minister of Transport Simeon Brown to “swiftly reverse speed reductions and return the limit on SH2 to 100kmh”.

    While I accept that “swiftly” is subjective Bullshit Brown is now in full post election waffle mode as he stands alongside David Seymour & our local National MP while they announce this crap:

    ……”public consultation would happen in the middle of the year with Land Transport Rule work completed by year end.

    “We should start seeing speeds get back to normal on our highways, where it is safe to do so, early next year,” “……..

    https://www.thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350222841/mp-promises-return-normal-speed-limits-wairarapa

    Hot air & horsefeathers. Elections come & elections go. Promises mean nothing & only the colour of the bunting changes.

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    • It may surprise you to know that I favour even lower entry level public housing. It’s generally accepted that the state will continue to provide the rump of public housing but there’s no logic behind building $1million dollar palaces for scum to wreck & gangs to turn into pads.

      Something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDM85rABzk where those with a poor track record for paying rent or looking after other’s property would be adequate housed. When they’re trashed, gut them & refurbish. A steel panel is harder to punch out than a gib lined wall. There’s no reason why they couldn’t be privately owned. In fact most kiwi landlords would be in their element with such an investment.

      Contact nasska @ idon’tgiveafuckforscum.com for a prospectus.

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  12. Simon Anderson is a technology consultant and citizen photojournalist based in Auckland. He snapped the pictures of Golly and Brownlee.

    They No Longer Pretend to Care What We Think

    I copped a fair amount of flak for publishing footage of two politicians sitting together outside a cafe. The essence of much of the criticism was that politicians are entitled to private lives – which of course they are – and that filming them in public was an unwarranted intrusion. Here I’ll explain why I think the circumstances are newsworthy.

    https://thebfd.co.nz/2024/04/22/they-no-longer-pretend-to-care-what-we-think/

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  13. Thomas Cranmer
    @CranmerWrites
    Whilst a replacement for the previous Human Rights Commissioner is yet to be appointed, the commission is sponsoring events that advocate “transforming Aotearoa’s constitution”, is appearing in the Court of Appeal advocating for more restrictions on speech and is protesting the government’s use of urgency as a human rights issue.

    The commission has also protested the removal of the Māori Health Authority and is appearing in the controversial climate legal action being proposed in Smith v Fonterra.

    https://twitter.com/CranmerWrites/status/1782197238477041920

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  14. You may or may not agree with Melanie on many of these points she brings up, but she does articulate very well, many different perspectives on a wide range of issues.

    Melanie Phillips | How Conservatism’s Chickens Came Home to Roost in Gaza | NatCon Brussels 2
    https://youtu.be/EmCVoGc2IeY
    25 minutes : Apr 19, 2024 : National Conservatism

    Observant and speaks truth with no apology.
    I like her take on those “human rights” humanitarian” which is a globalist “take” on some issues.

    Thanks to whoever posted the supporter U tube link about Tommy Robinson too.

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    • It certainly wasn’t Chloe & the woman’s name was mentioned in a link on a YSB comment not long after the story broke. From memory it referred to her as a blonde & a Green staffer but the name didn’t click with anything held in my memory banks.

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  15. Moronic

    Video shows multiple onlookers hit by out-of-control cars at Hamilton burnout event, Greg Murphy says he has ‘no sympathy’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2024/04/video-shows-multiple-onlookers-hit-by-out-of-control-cars-at-hamilton-burnout-event-greg-murphy-says-he-has-no-sympathy.html

    Footage has emerged of illegal street racing at a car meet in Hamilton where several people were run over, sparking concern from road safety campaigners.

    One clip filmed at an intersection in Hamilton earlier this month shows a woman in a grey hoodie get flipped over, as the rear of a car comes spinning past her.

    Meanwhile, other vehicles can be seen driving through the crowds and knocking people off their feet.

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  16. Julie Anne Genter confrontation: Speaker refers Green Party MP to Privileges Committee, Greens rule out stripping portfolios
    Speaker Gerry Brownlee has referred Green MP Julie Anne Genter to the Privileges Committee after a confrontation in Parliament last week while the Green Party co-leaders have ruled out stripping Genter of her portfolios as an option in their disciplinary process.

    Brownlee delivered his ruling in Parliament today, saying he had received letters from National Party whip Scott Simpson and Act Party whip Todd Stephenson about Genter’s behaviour confronting National MP Matt Doocey in Parliament.

    “The conduct complained of could amount to threatening or intimidating a member acting in the discharge of their duty, or threatening a member on account of their conduct in Parliament.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/julie-anne-genter-confrontation-speaker-to-decide-if-green-party-mp-will-face-privileges-committee/G3APOUJP3NHMRD4SLH4TWPA4UY/

    Of course they wouldn’t. She is an elected MP and they have no others so they would lose some of their MP’s if she quit. would she not. Naaska will know.
    Which she should.

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  17. The head of the Ministry of Disabled People has reportedly emailed all staff telling them: ‘Please continue to use our full name when referring to us, Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People.’
    The chief executive’s instruction actively contradicts the Government’s policy for public agencies to transition to English primary names.
    Ministry bosses are required to implement the policies of elected officials, whatever their own opinions or those of their staff may be. If a public servant can’t bring themself to implement a government policy, they shouldn’t be in the public service.
    Most public servants understand this. ACT thanks those who every day set aside their personal opinions and work to deliver on the Government’s mandate.
    As it stands, we seem to have at least one Ministry thumbing its nose at the elected Government. This cannot be allowed to stand. The Government is made up of elected Parties that have made many commitments to voters in our coalition agreements. ACT intends to keep its promises, and we won’t let bolshie public servants stand in our way.

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