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22 March 2018

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22 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  March 22, 2018

    Mrs and Mr Hosking are still going on about Mr Obama,visiting us,2 airheads in a echo chamber.

    • Gezza

       /  March 22, 2018

      Wouldn’t be too many who could disagree with that.

    • Corky

       /  March 22, 2018

      Are you the relay station, Lurchy?

  2. Gezza

     /  March 22, 2018

    Lurch has had me listening to Hosking. In short bursts – how can anyone listen to him for more than 10 minutes at a stretch? He sounds like a demented rapper who’s overdosed on caffeine.

    But anyway he gave a few seconds on air to some lecturer in Hospitality at AUT who says that NZ is now so multicultural & every shop he goes to has one of these so now they are Kiwiana:

    Is this man mentally ill or does he have a point?

    • lurcher1948

       /  March 22, 2018

      That cat is a symbol of our foreign owners telling us to bow and…grovel

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 22, 2018

        It’s a neko. and the paw is inviting good luck and prosperity.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 22, 2018

          Neko is Japanese for cat. and the maneki-neko, seen here, is an old good luck symbol as four leaf clovers are. The PDT may not like it, but it’s true.

        • Gezza

           /  March 22, 2018

          But is it kiwiana? That is the question.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 22, 2018

            Of course not, but it has become common here. It’s not real Kiwiana, but they are fairly mainstream now.

            • Gezza

               /  March 22, 2018

              Quite right. Every Chinese owned restaurant & takeaway shop I have seen down here has them. So they are Chineseana & that lecturer must be mentally defective. This is not a good thing.

        • lurcher1948

           /  March 22, 2018

          YES RIPPING NEW ZEALANDERS OFF,Kitty, the paw is for the bribes they receive,over and over and over.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  March 22, 2018

            That is just silly and racist and not based upon anything.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  March 22, 2018

    He squeezes an hour and a half speech into a hour.If you filmed Mr and Mrs Hosking at home you would say(why have they speeded the film up)…

  4. lurcher1948

     /  March 22, 2018

    Folks you have a decision to make,HDPA(newstalkZB) has stated,she is having Gareth Morgan on, the decision? listening to him talking about his next motorcycle trip,his pension and cats OR you painting a wall,pulling up a chair and watching it…dry

  5. lurcher1948

     /  March 22, 2018

    WOW Chuck Bird just has been on Radio Live and admitted to getting a $200 fine for not having a WOF, no insurance Chuck Bird if you have an accident, plus you pay the other parties repairs…

  6. sorethumb

     /  March 22, 2018

  7. lurcher1948

     /  March 22, 2018

    Wow this is how you get BIG surpluses under Sir Key and Bill English and national, build rubbish hospitals and let them rot and mold, employ rubbish CEOs etc who spend like stun gunned bulls and have elected MPs like Coleman,who wasn’t much to begin with walking away after 6 months due to losing the election., EXPENSIVE RATS RUNNING AWAY FROM NATIONAL, so much expense for a bye election. Whose left YES nick smith and Gerry

  8. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 22, 2018

    I was irritated, although I knew that it was coming, to find that my cellphone no longer works because of changes to 2o. Many phones will become obsolete because of these changes and it’s likely that the money on phones that cannot be used will be a nice bonus for 2o. But what a waste of all those working, usable phones. I never hear the Greens mentioning this for some reason. Some parts of old phones can be recycled, but most probably can’t be.

    Why aren’t Greens and Greenpeace saying anything about this appalling waste ?

    • Griff

       /  March 22, 2018

      There are firms that will take your phone.
      They refurbish them for sale in the third world or recycle them.

      What happens to the recycled phones?

      We’re part of RE:MOBILE, an industry-wide mobile phone recycling programme.

      In 2014, RE:MOBILE was accredited by the Ministry for the Environment which means it had to meet high environmental standards.

      Through RE:MOBILE, mobile phones that are in working order are refurbished and exported to places such as Hong Kong, China or Eastern Europe.

      Mobiles that can’t be repaired are broken down, and the components are recycled with a better than 95% recovery rate.

      A percentage of the profits generated by RE:MOBILE is donated to Sustainable Coastlines – a multi award winning New Zealand charity working hard to look after the waterways and coastlines we love.

      https://www.vodafone.co.nz/environment/mobile-recycling/

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 22, 2018

        I have seen the boxes, but that isn’t the point. It uses a lot of energy when these things are done.

        What is it going to cost the people whose phones are now obsolete ? I have changed telcos.

  9. Gezza

     /  March 22, 2018

    Just reoorting the results of yesterday’s survey on who was the winner in yesterday’s head to head between Jacinda & Simon at Question Time:

    Jacinda – 3%
    Simon – 2%
    Draw – 0%
    Couldn’t give a toss – 95%

  10. Patzcuaro

     /  March 22, 2018

    Million dollar man Dr Coleman resigns from parliament and leaves the taxpayer to foot the bill less than a year after last election. If he was thinking of leaving parliament he should have stood as a list MP, they are much cheaper to replace.