Open Forum – Monday

11 December 2017

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36 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  December 11, 2017

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

    ❄️❄️❄️

    Today we had our first substantial snowfall of the winter, if this is any precursor it is going to be a long cold winter….

    The snow lasted all day, interspersed with rain, but has settled and it was looking like a winter wonderland, though now there is lots of mud coloured slush about!

  2. lurcher1948

     /  December 11, 2017

    Another reason why National are not the govt…arrogance and stupidity
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/12/face-of-the-day-1526/

    • Slater is annoyed that National shut him out, and they they wouldn’t take his advice and dump English and half the MPs in Cabinet that he bore grudges against.

      I don’t think gutting National’s front bench would have been a very successful campaign strategy, but I suspect Slater preferred them to lose – he ironically predicted a collapse in support to less than 40% if they didn’t slash and burn themselves – so that English, Joyce, Brownlee, Bridges, Adams, Woodhouse, Kaye etc would be forced out in the mess of defeat.

      • Gezza

         /  December 11, 2017

        He’s turning into the Bomber of the Right.

        • lurcher1948

           /  December 11, 2017

          Bill”who”

          • Gezza

             /  December 11, 2017

            Bill English. The man the tv msm is still giving plenty of admiring sound bites to whenever the Labour leader or coalition government says or does anything.

            • lurcher1948

               /  December 11, 2017

              So yesterday, an old white catholic farmer(shudder,farmer that is) from Dipton,wheres that? as i said Bill”WHO”2 time loser and NZ loves winners…just saying

            • Gezza

               /  December 11, 2017

              Well, obviously – Helen Clark got 9 years in Government, & John Key got 9 years in government. Winners. So far Jacinda Ardern has had less than two months.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  December 11, 2017

    NZ 7s win in SA 38-14 over Argentina they played so well, is this the renascence of the New Zealand’s sevens team,GREAT GAME,PROUD FOR YOU

  4. Ray

     /  December 11, 2017

    Whale Oil is definitely last elections man, that is the 2014 election.
    He no longer has any traction at all.
    His best bet will be a new Conservative party lead by his favourite with the purpose of replacing NZ first and giving National a partner in government.
    Remember you heard it here first.

    • Gezza

       /  December 11, 2017

      [Don’t start the day with provocations. PG]

      • lurcher1948

         /  December 11, 2017

        What did Gezza do, hes alright…

        • Gezza

           /  December 11, 2017

          I complimented Ray on making a specific prediction on the outcome of the next election AND having the guts actually predict what the winning strategy will be. Someone else hasn’t dared go that far.

      • Gezza

         /  December 11, 2017

        Ok. Would around 3pm be all right?

    • Corky

       /  December 11, 2017

      Have you forgotten the Maori Party, Ray? They ain’t finished yet. Once Labour starts patronising Maori again, or Maori start throwing a tantrum because they aren’t getting what they considered they’re owed- which is all of New Zealand -they will start looking around again.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  December 11, 2017

        Did Labour ever stop patronising Maori?

        • Corky

           /  December 11, 2017

          Come to think of it, High Flyer, given Willie Jackson’s list ranking…the answer is no. Labour never did stop patronising Maori.

        • Gezza

           /  December 11, 2017

          Well, maybe this time? We’ll have to wait & see.

  5. Blazer

     /  December 11, 2017

    so …it figures…
    Who are the shareholders of Colmar Brunton?

    Colmar Brunton is owned by Kantar Millward Brown
    Kantar Millward Brown is owned by WPP Plc

    Some of the shareholders of WPP Plc are :

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co.
    Harris Associates LP
    The Vanguard Group, Inc.
    Norges Bank Investment Management
    Nordea Investment Management AB (Denmark)
    Martin Sorrell
    Aberdeen Asset Investments Ltd.
    MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    BlackRock Fund Advisors
    First Pacific Advisors LLC
    thanks to Ed..TS.

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  December 11, 2017

    Why you don’t put Christmas lights on palm trees:

  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 11, 2017

    Drivelling incompetent idiots in NZTA limp into the 20th century with one trial motorway speed limit raised to 110 km/h. Meanwhile grownup countries have had 120 km/h on all motorways for decades. And Auckland’s billion dollar connecting tunnel motorway is still collecting speeding tickets for exceeding 80 km/h.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11956954

    • Corky.

       /  December 11, 2017

      Agree, Alan. Hell, the average scooter now get up to around the 70-100 Kms per hour at full throttle with a tail wind.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  December 11, 2017

    Farrars becoming a whiner,boring more like,yawn…9 more years david, will your heart stand it
    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/12/a_parliamentary_first.html

  9. Corky.

     /  December 11, 2017

    NEWS FLASH.

    National may have a cunning plan to topple those merry socialists in power.It’s called a Conservative Party. Stay tuned..Lefties.

    • PartisanZ

       /  December 11, 2017

      Corky, I’m quaking in my hemp sandals at the thought a National sponsored Conservative Party might rival the popularity of say … ACT …?

      Stay tuned Righties …. and waste more of your time and energy …

      • Corky.

         /  December 11, 2017

        That’s because you aren’t religious. Or a disgruntled National supporter. Or a religious Leftie.. You can only understand things in a limited intellectual way. Hell, I might vote for them myself.

        • Gezza

           /  December 11, 2017

          I wonder if the Conservative Party might pick up the Muslim vote? Muslims are pretty conservative.

  10. lurcher1948

     /  December 11, 2017

    I heard gerry brownlee tell our PM, stop picking on those poor underarm bowlers australia, gerry if you can see the gravel rash on your stomach( use a mirror) from grovelling to australia we have a new sheriff in town PM JACINDA ARDERN,due to years of National party wimps rolling over like poodles ,this is australia’s opinion of my country, thank good nationals lapdogs have gone and a stunch female runs NZ…
    One Aussie commented: “I’m pretty sure we will be ok Jacinda, we own your banks, your supermarkets, your insurance companies, basically your soul…… thanks sir key and the rest of the whimpy past national govt

    • High Flying Duck

       /  December 11, 2017

      Which part of that Australian ownership wasn’t already in place when Labour ended 9 years in charge?