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    • I have given up on Question time. The patsy questions from government members defeats the purpose of the opposition being able to question Ministers. The trumpeted answers are time consuming nonsense.

      Speaker Mallard has failed to rein the matter in and credibility suffers while the taxpayers funds are wasted on trivia.

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      • Ardern does not require Police security whilst she has Mallard in her corner covering for her.

        Up until this parliamentary term the speaker was neutral. What a joke…. Mallard is disgraceful and should be ashamed.

        Ardern is equally at fault as she allows this…

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    • I had a look at the rest of the article. Not much more than a list of all teh times it was used. And idiots pay to read this shit? I just right click and read the source between the html tags. Chrome has it in different colors so it gets quite easy after a while….

      Health Minister, and Associate Finance Minister, David Clark used it once to defend his health portfolio and twice to defend the Government’s economic record.

      That’s not to say National never used similar tactics.

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      When it first came into Government in 2008, National would complain about the forecasted “decade of deficits” and its Ministers would often reference “nine long years” when opposition Labour MPs complained about the state of anything and the party had failed to deliver.

      That might have worked for a while.

      When this Labour Government first started using the years of neglect line, it did have impact.

      When Ardern announced in April last year that the 2018 Budget would be the “rebuilding budget” after “nine years of neglect,” people took notice.

      “In almost every portfolio I can think of off the top of my head, I can think of examples where there has been a lack of investment,” she said at the time.

      She rattled off examples of where the previous Government had failed to keep up with important investment.

      That line worked and National spent days defending its record.

      Now, it has become a tired cliché and has lost all of the impact it once had.

      Last week, the Treasury revealed that the total District Health Board (DHB) deficit had blown out by $700 million and it now sits at $1 billion.

      The reason for the blowout? Well, according to both Clark and Finance Minister Grant Robertson, it was National’s fault.

      The day after, the Government was forced to give NZTA an extra $45 million to bolster its regulatory arm after the former National Government spent years directing NZTA to “focus on building roads”.

      In this case, blaming the former Government was warranted, according to the independent report that pointed the finger at National.

      But Twyford again coming out and saying it was National’s fault felt very hollow as the “nine years of neglect” line has been trotted out so many times before.

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  1. Why would Aucklander’s vote for a Mayor that did not know that more than 1 million dollars was being paid to some excecutives in bonuses. Phil Goff has said he knew nothing of the bonuses being paid by Council agencies now known to total more than 1 million dollars a year with the largest being Water Care revelling $543,000 was shared between 20 staff.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/116580549/council-agency-bonuses-phil-goff-claims-no-knowledge-of-1million-payments-made-to-executives
    This shows Aucklander do have a problem with those who run the City or they a Mayor that is fleecing taxpayers to keep senior staff happy.

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    • Less than 15% of eligible, Auckland voters voted for the man. But there really were no credible alternatives, so you either vote for a random person that doesn’t say “Communist”, “Gaia” or is so woke they write in tongues, you vote for Tamihere. And as another, former Labour member – no, or you abstain.

      We really need a minimum threshold voting to elect a mayor / council. If the number is not reached, the candidates have not qualified and can fuck off.

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      • 15% is not a legitimate election result, councils need to ensure voter turnout is sufficiently high/representative to be recognized as a democratically relevant result, other wise the result is void and a new election should be held.

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        • I like that more than forced voting. It is a clearer way to send a signal that the current politicians are not what we want as a city, region or country.

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    • Trev was just frightened that he would start in a few. So had to be nice. Imagine showing Trev bashing Henare on a fast repeat. Now that would rile a few wokes.

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    • Apparently Trev believes Parliamentary TV which is paid for by the taxpayer is too highbrow for the average voter to be able to understand, and thus the public are not able to detect the difference between the seriousness of Parliament and the intended satire of the political ads.

      Great job Trev drawing attention to the ads you don’t want people watching.

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    • Just remember, Simon + National voted for the rules they are now (correctly) breaking and ensured they were implemented. While I appreciate the fact they are ignoring them, because it’s a dumb rule – they bloody well voted for it!

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    • How about endless re-reruns of “I will run an open and transparent government” and “I will not lie while in government” ?

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      • Throw in a few good jibes about Twyford and Kiwibuild and it’s a landslide! These guys are their own worst enemies. Only the hard-core left will still support these losers. Transformation? Lol- they don’t even have the power to cancel a residence permit!

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        • We will build a gazillion affordable homes by Christmas.Well we managed to build one and it was affordable to a globe-trotting couple who both had degrees and big salaries.

          We are on the side of victims #metoo, #wetoo,
          Except of they are victims of a pardy member. Then they were gagging for it.

          We will plant a gazillion trees. Oh well we’ll use the pgf to pay someone to grow seedling that we’ll compost because we haven’t bought and cleared land to plant them in.

          I don’t know drug dealers but they just happen to have my phone number.

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    • Just been listening to Magic Radio – the Speakers popularity seems at a low level. He may have rule book on his side as he sees it but there seem to be many out there not in accord.

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    • And Stuart Nash is all piss and wind with the bullshit policy of the Coalition, as long as they want less people in jail the longer the gangs will continue to flout the system. Drugs create crime and if it is not stamped out more gangs will arrive from overseas to get there fair share of the market.

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      • Just just adding more police (even if they are) is not the answer.
        There has to be some direction from government as to prioritizes, targets and laws.

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      • Meth is now half the price it was -how’s that working out for ya Nash? Too interested in stealing guns from ordinary Kiwis. I hear you can walk down the street in Dargaville and it’s as easy to get as a steak pie these days.

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      • Unless you own a naughty firearm. In December a person who has never broken the law who owns a banned firearm will get a stiffer sentence than a rapist. Go Figure. Nats need to say they will amend the stupid legislation and declare war on climate alarmism…. and romp in on those two tickets.

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    • Nothing more than strategic positioning for an anticipated drop in revenue from the marijuana market if/when legalisation occurs.

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  2. The government has to get on top of the drug trade and gangs.
    Look what is happening in Mexico.
    20,000 murders a year.
    The other day the gangs ambushed a police raid and killed 14 policemen. 14
    Even the army is afraid to go into some areas.
    Mayors are being killed.

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    • Rifle range for Shane, while Winston says “hey he’s just having fun”! Damn the other Kiwis who enjoyed the same thing with same rifle sigh.

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      • As far as I know, Shane Jones never did speak out against the “gun buy back”.
        He and his party NZ 1st voted for it in its entirety.
        No credibility!

        Not even arguing for more time in the submissions, and I would be reasonably sure that even some NZ 1st members would have made some strong points to their MP’s, which was ignored.

        ACT’s David Seymour was the only voice to question what was going on.

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        • And ACT earned my future vote because of the debacle. Gun-grabbing just don’t mix too well with with Yankee blood I’m afraid.

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    • Right- glad you brought this up! It made me think if this Govt lacks the power to revoke ONE residence permit, then what does that say about their ability to change anything? They stand there in front of the camera “but but but um, well I, you know…” “Leaders” of a country? My good GOD they couldn’t command a half dozen boy scouts.

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      • Well noted Ducklin.
        If a refugee or migrant is “a protected person”, we cannot do anything about it. Even the minister.
        This is ludcious and shows just how far up the UN’s arse we really are.

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        • So far up the UN with signing the UN migration Pact, supposedly non binding, yeah right. 🙁

          The CoL creating laws, following UN directives in definitions and in putting in place bureaucracy to enforce the UN ideals, particularly in regard to “free speech”

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        • Too right! Ok, so you got in as a refugee or whatever. Then is is too much to ask to f*ckin behave yourself? There has to be a line drawn somewhere.

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    • I heard the stupid Fuck on Hosking this morning. There must be a superlative to stupid, as this twat gives the word stupid a new meaning.

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  3. I was furious when the librarian threw me out of the library.

    “I was just trying to help and put the books back in their proper place.”

    She replied, “Sir, you can’t put feminist history in the Fiction section.”

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  4. Scientist knocks ‘complacent attitude displayed by Judith Collins’ on climate change
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/10/scientist-knocks-complacent-attitude-displayed-by-judith-collins-on-climate-change.html

    “”There is a major ‘reality gap’ in the debate on global warming,” Collins said.

    “I believe this has been allowed to manifest as a result of any politician, scientist or economist who questions global warming policy instantly being ostracised as the equivalent as a global warming ‘denier’.”

    She said while the costs of global warming are “real”, there is “no indication they are insurmountable”.

    Judith Collins attacked by the CC zealots for not following the message.

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    • If you read between the lines here, Judith is having a bob each way. All politicians are only in it for the votes. Until enough voters come out and say what the rest of us know, that this climate change shit is just that, no politician is going to say what they actually think.

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    • People like Renwick are the real problem in this debate. Their incessant cries of alarm do no good to those who have to live with the economic stupidity they thrust on us. Anyone want to place money on Renwick et al apologising in 10-15 years when all those predictions have failed, and when our economy has been strangled? (I guess that he will be alright because he will have had another decade of funding from the government via his university.)

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    • Living out his golden years in sheer rage against a legit Pres of the USA. De Niro will pop a blood vessel any day now and the next story will be his obituary. Great actor, true life wanker.

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    • Bobby de Zero
      Great actor nearly half a century ago in the 1970s with Godfather 2; Taxi Driver and a handful of other movies and a wee revival in the early 1990s with Goodfellas and a remake of Cape Fear.
      …but this century: Little Fockers; Dirty Grandpa; Showtime; New Years Eve ; Rocky & Bullwinkle plus many more flops.
      He is parodying himself for the last 20 years so we know not to take this nutty Has-Been seriously.
      Now he is still acting – acting the mad man and doing it so well.

      At least he will make critters like TDS sufferer David Farrar and Meryl Streep very happy- for a moment.
      A brief interlude to their emotional pain of NOT winning. Ha ha.
      Then it is misery until 2024.
      Oh dear, how sad.

      Let us remember who has really been grabbing people by the pussy.
      Not talking about it in a blokey way to another guy but actually grabbing pussy and sometimes raping said person: Weinstein (still allegedly) , Bill Cosby, John Lasseter – the former head of Pixar etc. The Hollywood power men… and it is not always the pussy they grab. Young blokes cop it too. They could get honorary Labour Pardy membership.

      Are you talking to me,
      are you talking to me … Well crazy old Bobby, I’m not hearing ya!

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    • A good article here on cray cray de Zero

      https://www.lifezette.com/2019/05/robert-de-niro-is-booed-after-another-profanity-laced-anti-trump-rant/

      Some good reader comments incl:
      …I agree, And let me add, that De Niro spent much of his career playing Italian American clichés. He never played a positive Italian American role in his life,…

      and
      …Evil has consumed these people. They’ve lived lives of depravity and debauchery and now they stand and condemn more than half the country, basking in self-appointed self-righteousness…and they do so by cursing us, worshiping death (drugs, abortion, assisted suicide), extolling communism, promoting perversion (trans, homo), denigrating whites…

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  5. Simon responds to TVNZ poll results:

    Likeability doesn’t make a good PM, Simon Bridges says while shrugging off negative approval rating

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/likeability-doesnt-make-good-pm-simon-bridges-says-while-shrugging-off-negative-approval-rating?auto=6094851582001

    “But Mr Bridges told Breakfast host Hayley Holt this morning that being liked doesn’t make you fit for the job.

    “Ultimately, I like lots of people, I like you Hayley, I don’t want you to be prime minister. I don’t think that’s your role,” he said.

    “It’s about not mucking around wasting money on this, that and the other thing like this Government does.”

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  6. The Newshub poll is getting worse for Jacinda
    Good 8%
    Poor 92%

    I expect that it will close later in the day when people get home from work

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  7. Read this in a book. “Libertys Last Stand” by Stephen Coonts. 2016.
    The future of socialism is on display in Venezuela, which will collapse one of these days, done to death by cheap oil. Socialism depends on a huge percentage of the population been unable to survive in a changing world without government help. Enterepreneurship and technical progress promise a world with abundant cheap energy that will raise prosperity for everyone who has an education to participate.
    Miss a couple of lines.
    He and his allies are screaming about the climate change and proposing regulations and taxes on energy as a way to increase the cost of energy. Regulations and taxes have a devastating consequences on the poor because all of those cost must be passed on. In effect the climatec hangers have declared war on the poor people of earth, and they blame the carnage on evil capialist, banks hedge funds and the like.
    “Those rich bastards are the enemy!”

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  8. I’m worried about my wife. She drinks pinot gris, only the good stuff of course. Does that make her a white supremacist? Will Jacinda spend 17 mil hunting us down? I’m sure I saw Paddy Gower creeping round out front disguised as an ugly garden gnome. Woe is me.

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    • Even the fact that you and the rest of us ordinary kiwis have a concern for our freedom of speech and personal liberty just proves how low this COL have dragged NZ down. No wonder your wife drinks the good stuff, who know when her last drink will be before her freedom and liberty to do as she pleases is ended. Drink to life, liberty and health. 🍷

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    • If you:

      • Are white
      • Did not vote Labour or Greens
      • Are not transgender, disabled or Islamic
      • Want a system based on need, rather than race
      • Want a system based on equality

      you are a white supremacist.

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        • Me too. Isn’t it terrifying that people who want equality, non-race based policies, who are willing to work to enrich themselves and their nation and who want New Zealand to remain the haven it currently is are now seen as the enemy? That we’re “white supremacists” or whatever other pejoratives the woke ones want to throw at us?

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  9. “Mediaworks is not the only media company coming under pressure. TVNZ, which is wholly owned by the Government, earlier this year announced it would no longer return a dividend, and is forecasting a $17m loss next year.

    Digital and print giant Stuff has not been able to find a buyer and NZME is currently facing a newsroom restructure designed to improve efficiency and reduce cost.”

    Print giant?
    If they were a gaint they would not need to be downsizing.

    Newsroom restructure!
    That means all senior editiors will now be children straight out of school

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  10. Notice how quiet the 12+ survivors of Ardern’s violent serial rapist have become?

    Clearly Ardern has made an example of those who don’t keep their mouth shut. Probably dragged from their bed at gunpoint and taken away for interrogation. Something that is happening now far more than you know.

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  11. So with the Duck shooting his mouth off about the man that he chased out of parliament who was not employed in Cindy bin Lyings office, he could be going to cost a million dollars.
    Who is going to pay for this?
    The taxpayer?
    The Labour party?
    The Duck?
    I hope that man can chase the Duck personly and pluck his tail feathers!
    Is the Duck stood down during the investergation/ courtcase?
    National need to be on this like a rash!

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  12. New law to impose restrictions on ‘high-risk’ New Zealanders involved in terrorism

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/10/new-law-to-impose-restrictions-on-high-risk-new-zealanders-involved-in-terrorism.html

    “The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill gives the police the ability to apply to the High Court to impose control orders, or restrictions, on New Zealanders who have engaged in terrorism overseas.”

    “National wants to send a strong message that terrorism won’t be tolerated and that we need to protect our communities at all costs.”

    The law might affect Mark Taylor, known as the “Kiwi Jihadist”, a New Zealander who lived with IS extremists in Syria for around five years, and earlier this year surrendered to local forces and was jailed in a Kurdish prison.”

    – I agree with this crackdown. We don’t want NZ terrorists returning to NZ from their life in Syria, etc.

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    • Late comment, and I’m being 100 % honest and brutal here:

      In the recent movie “Fury” with Brad Pitt as a WW2 tank commander, there is a very heavy scene where they capture a SS nazi officer. He is young, and terrified by his American captors. Among the tank crew is a young military journalist all of 19 or so. Brad Pitt’s character, trying to harden up the boy, hands him a revolver and says “Put a big hole in the nazi’s back.” The boy refuses, so Pitt forces him to.

      My point is how many would do the same to this ISIS piece of shit Taylor, IF given the same opportunity? ME! I would take the honour in a heartbeat. Hand me that pistol Sergeant. This is gonna make a loud noise….

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  13. Coalition of deadbeats

    Ok. The country decided lets not do this.
    You haven’t listened, and the consequences are as expected.
    Your next move, Coalition of deadbeats, will make or break you.
    You see… pardies of bubble dwellers tend to get ravaged when exposed to actual reality, not perceived reality.
    Surely you could smell the difference. Nope? Oh well.

    I suggest you seek alternative employment, best suited to your skill sets.

    Fortunately, I have a bucket and a brush for each of you.

    Any questions, please do not hesitate to promptly bugger off

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    • It’s obvious. The Labour Party have infiltrated YSB & now like everything they touch, it’s fucked up..

      Prepare for the exorcism! 🙂

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    • Saw that too- and my last comment was like way off the conversation in the “queue”! If interested, please read my comment re that f*cker Taylor. Let all ISIS prisoners be slaughtered like the pigs they are, including any spawn. NO mercy. Let Napalm find a new market 🙂

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  14. Sean Plunket this afternoon interviewed Simon Bridges on Magic Talk about his reaction to Mallard’s biased and openly partisan actions against him and National in the House.

    Fuck me. Bridges is just hopeless. He was given a perfect opportunity right from the start to come out fighting …. and all he did was waffle ineffectually for ten minutes! A totally pathetic performance.

    If this is the state of New Zealand’s ‘opposition’ to the destruction of our country, then we are well and truly fucked.

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    • ……”all he did was waffle ineffectually for ten minutes”……

      Usually he manages to drone on for at least fifteen. After that most of the audience are losing the will to live!

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        • Same here in a Time Warp of 21 days ago, with flaming red quotes., 🙂

          It’s just a jump to the left
          And then a step to the right
          With your hands on your hips
          You bring your knees in tight
          But it’s the pelvic thrust

          That really drives you insane
          Let’s do the time-warp again
          Let’s do the time-warp again

          Still no panic, and knowing Ed will be busy sorting through things.
          Nothing to do with using the red arrow up, this time, nor logging in,.

          Will read on around and eventually find what may be happening or not…
          Best of luck Ed, and every one.
          Not banned any way 🙂

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        • This may help:

          ……”Exorcism usually involves invoking God, Jesus, angels, saints, doing funny dances, pouring holy water or dangerous substances on the victim patient, praying, sacrifices, amulets, and fasting either by the clergy or by the patient, among other things. It is generally performed by a member of the clergy or other holy dudes.”……

          https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Exorcism

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          • thanks nasska, but not necessary. Holysheet has got all the holyness needed to do that for himself
            I am working on it. It’s weird that it only happens to Have your say.

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          • I’ve seen some really weird shit in the past.
            Turned out it was Auntie Helen Fuhrer being selected by the UN and then whew!! she was sent back home to continue the ruination of a nation.
            Something like the naughty little boys and girls must experience at Labour camps.
            Terrifying!!

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    • Ghahraman is worried that the legislation employs foreign nations’ definitions of what terror is. She said countries like Iran – where she was born – consider feminists and political activists as terrorists.

      Uhm. I’d consider Ghahraman effectively a terrorist anyway if just for her gross stupidity and the pain it inflicts on normal people.

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  15. Confusion over Government’s 1800 new police target
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/10/confusion-over-government-s-1800-new-police-target.html

    “Nash told the House on Wednesday, “the minister is well aware that we are going to meet the 1800 new police target next month.”

    That’s because on Wednesday the target changed to simply 1800 graduates – not taking into account attrition.

    “We need about 1800 new recruits to meet a figure of 1800 new police,” Nash said.

    The goalposts appear to have shifted after the Prime Minister claimed on Tuesday the target would be met this term.”

    Do any of them know what the actual policy is?
    🤡 🤡 🤡

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    • Nash is just like the rest of the liarbor filth..professional bullshitters and liars.
      Same with fatboy jones and his tree planting figure.

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    • That’s not confusion.

      Rather it is blatant deception. No one in their right mind voted Labour last election thinking that the figure of 1800 wasn’t on top of the existing muster.

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      • Yes its all over for them. They should have supported Nazi Germany. They would be better off and have more freedom.

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          • When? In the 50s & 60s it was low class Poms. 70s & 80s were focussed on the Pacific Islands. 90s & early 00s were Chinese & Indians.

            Of late we go round scraping the scum of the Earth off the streets of every shithole we can find so we can bring them back here & give them benefits for life & a free house.

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        • What makes it more ludicrous is that blame can be laid directly at the feet of militant Pommy unionism. The unions had a stranglehold on the UK in the 50s & 60s so nothing was being done, be it collecting rubbish or assembling cars. Immigration was used to break their power.

          Most of the immigrants were from former British colonies in the Caribbean but once they opened up to Pakistan the flood became a torrent.

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            • The Duck!
              Hunting season is open!
              edit
              You need to get rid the idiot to have a functioning parliament! Then you can do some damage!

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            • Since by now we’re all dancing around a great big melting pot, banging tambourines & embracing multiculturalism I haven’t bothered thinking about it much.

              But I guess if we’re going to sell what’s left of what made NZ a great place to live let’s take in rich, educated people who know how to make money & bugger what their nationality is.

              They might start to balance out the surfeit of indigent, idle no hopers we’ve welcomed lately.

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              • But a Morris dancer or two might add to our rich plethora of diversidee.
                I mean, a hanky on the bonce ought to attract some fine individuals.

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                • “But I guess if we’re going to sell what’s left of what made NZ a great place to live let’s take in rich, educated people who know how to make money & bugger what their nationality is.”

                  That statement alone, Nasska, sums up what NZers have always known and wanted.

                  I’d vote for a party that delivered on that and that alone.

                  You may now start a party of your own.
                  Good luck!!

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