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30 March 2018

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35 Comments

  1. The Australian cricket team issues will become the textbook example of hubris. It will be interesting to see what comes out of the debacle in a few years’ time.

    • Gezza

       /  March 30, 2018

      What is it about celebrity Aussie blokes that, once they get caught out being rotten & forced to apologise, they start blubbering like toddlers on tv. PM’s to cricketers. Toughen up ya bloody wimps. Not enough time spent in the Outback.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 30, 2018

    Everywhere the same stupid Lefties create the same problems:
    https://spectator.org/californias-maduros-face-housing-crisis/

  3. lurcher1948

     /  March 30, 2018

    This could be worse than been caught cheating at cricket…
    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43571120

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 30, 2018

      Well, yes.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  March 30, 2018

      Lurch and Miss!!! …You guys could have said some thing like;
      “A man in the UK has caught the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea.”

      So I didn’t have to go there and see what “Well Yes.” meant Miss.

      “He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia.”

      Well I reckon his regular partner has flown the coup now if she has any sense.

      It’s important to talk about the super-gonorrhoea with our partners
      and the consequences if they come home with it.
      For our youngsters there could be more said;and
      How to avoid gonorrhoea workshops maybe
      How to say NO to gonorrhoea! in 5 easy lessons
      How to recognise a gonorrhoea carrier and to stare clear of.

  4. Corky

     /  March 30, 2018

    Here’s why we must never allow an ID card to become mandatory in New Zealand, even though our drivers licenses are in reality a defacto identification instruments. Interesting to note India has also removed some of its high value currency notes. A similar push is now on in the West

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43207964

    https://www.ceifx.com/news/prime-minister-to-remove-indian-rupees

    • Ray

       /  March 30, 2018

      Corky, you seem to be misinformed about India currency, notes were replaced with an even higher valued note being amongst the new notes.

      • Corky

         /  March 30, 2018

        I didn’t know that. Do you have a link? This must be fairly recent because a taxi driver confirmed this to me after returning from a trip to India last year.

        • Gezza

           /  March 30, 2018

          It got several days news coverage on Aljazeera tv when it happened last year. It was reported that was what was happening, at the time, because the 500 and 1000 rupee bank notes were too frequently counterfeited and too widely used as the standard price of a bribe.

        • Blazer

           /  March 30, 2018

          your sources are predictable Corky…an indian taxi driver and of course an Iraqui…hairdresser.

          • Corky

             /  March 30, 2018

            Who am I to argue with the Indian taxi driver? I haven’t been to Indian. In fact the taxi driver was right given the old notes can now be controlled. I’m also right because Western countries are talking of removing high end notes. In New Zealand that will be the $100. Britain, Canada and Singapore have already started removing notes. Read this article and learn the mentality of these repressive pricks, Blazer. No doubt they will be socialists.

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/77045766/the-dirty-secret-of-nzs-100-bills

            I’m a little confused over the Iraqui (Iraqi?) hairdresser. Fill me in.

            • Blazer

               /  March 30, 2018

              ‘the only people who know how to run the country are too busy driving cabs and…cutting hair’..George Burns.

  5. Gezza

     /  March 30, 2018

    🙄

    • Gezza

       /  March 30, 2018

      Still – I suppose what can you expect from THAT channel? 😖

  6. High Flying Duck

     /  March 30, 2018

  7. duperez

     /  March 30, 2018

    I wonder how many who didn’t want any money spent on an indoor stadium in Dunedin enjoyed the Ed Sheehan show last night or will in the next two. I heard the best part of 65,000 visitors will visit the city for the shows.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  March 30, 2018

      The stadium is riving up to all expectations.
      I wonder how the accommodation has coped, as many events have skipped Dunedin ion the past due to the lack of beds, despite the great stadium.

  8. High Flying Duck

     /  March 30, 2018

    Which world leader is this referring to?

    “The little things that seemed so charming at first, all those dashing gestures and glam photo ops might well come to seem, at first frivolous, then irritating – an impression of unseriousness compounded by a series of bungled foreign-policy excursions of which the XXXX was only the last,”

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 30, 2018

      Trump ?

      Putin ?

    • Gezza

       /  March 30, 2018

      Kim Kardashian.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  March 30, 2018

      Has to be Trudeau.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  March 30, 2018

        Yep, it is.

      • Gezza

         /  March 30, 2018

        (Shh)

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 30, 2018

        Correct Al – It couldn’t be anyone other than the Canadian Mr Ardern.

        • lurcher1948

           /  March 30, 2018

          Nothing wrong with OUR PM Jacinda Ardern.Now that the old white men have cut and run,from the opposition, and national have put two Maoris in charge who really haven’t been put under the pump, wait for 9 years and let’s see how they perform

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  March 30, 2018

            Don’t think we’ll wait nine years, Lurch. Nats generally don’t give losing leaders much time. Either we’ll see these two perform before that or they’ll be gone before that.

          • Corky

             /  March 30, 2018

            Don’t blink, Lurchy. Once Jacinda is on maternity leave, her loyal government will be plotting to replace her. They will have realised the honeymoon period papered over too many cracks in their coalition government.

            As for National, as Alan says, failure in leadership is not tolerated. Those two will be knifed quicker then you can say ” blue chip investment,” if they fail to deliver.

    • Corky

       /  March 30, 2018

      Probably the strongest All Black of all time. Tendon strength, the type built by climbing scaffolding with 250kgs on your back. Not a Smith Machine in sight, only a long fall if you lost your balance.