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24 April 2018

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24 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  April 24, 2018

    Tuff call, this one. I can see what the kaumatua objects to but people of Taranaki with knowledge of Maori resistance to settler land grabbing & confiscations might see the subjects as freedom fighters, not thieves. I do.

    I wonder if discussions with Taranaki Maori should go wider than just Mr Moeahu? The painting could maybe be displayed with a brief historical explanation?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/103320304/kaumtua-disgusted-at-gallerys-efforts-to-show-colonial-painting-citing-racism

  2. PartisanZ

     /  April 24, 2018

    Police raids on synthetic drugs and money laundering in Auckland & BOP … part of the ongoing, sorry and disgusting tale of New Zealand’s pathetic, discriminatory, harmful and ultimately deadly effort to avoid the simple re-legalization of cannabis …

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12038390

    “The ban – the amendment to the Psychoactive Substances Act in 2014 – pushed synthetic drugs underground and created a blackmarket with fatal consequences, according to new research.”

    Another more-or-less entirely unnecessary thing for Police to expend their already overburdened resources on … “other people’s money” …

  3. lurcher1948

     /  April 24, 2018

    Penny Bright
    1 hr ·
    I have been granted an interim injunction against the sale of my home!

    In the Minute of Woodhouse J

    “[6] In consequence, there are the following orders:

    (a) Pending further order of the Court, the respondent shall take no steps, or no further steps, to effect sale of the applicant’s property at 86A School Road, Kingsland.
    MORE expense for the rabid ACC hahaha

  4. Gezza

     /  April 24, 2018

    I was just thinking, on the way back from NW earlier, you know, that there are actually some things I like about Mikey Hosking. One of them is that we’re not related. ^^’

  5. Gezza

     /  April 24, 2018

    YNZ Poster Survey

    Out of the following, in your opinion, if it were actually possible, who would make the best President of the United States?

    Michelle Obama – Uptick
    Melania Trump – Downtick
    Roseanne Barr – No tick

    • Gezza

       /  April 24, 2018

      Roseanne Barr’s well in the lead. I’m the only one who can see the No-Ticks.
      57 so far.

  6. Gezza

     /  April 24, 2018


    A Prime Minister for the cities?

    “OPINION: If you look at a map of New Zealand electorates on election night, you see much more blue than red. This reflects that support for the National Party is more geographically widespread, while support for the Labour Party tends to be concentrated in metropolitan areas.

    But if you didn’t have a map to look at, you could probably also discern this from the way Labour is governing.

    In matters of transport, for example, expensive public transport works are being preferred over roading upgrades throughout the rest of the country.

    To pay for this, regressive new petrol taxes are to be levied across the country. And though they will be higher in Auckland, it still means that a struggling two-car family in Hawke’s Bay will have to pay more at the pump so that Aucklanders can catch a tram to the airport.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/103318345/a-government-for-the-cities-and-opposition-for-the-provinces

    • PartisanZ

       /  April 24, 2018

      It’s so easy to say “public transport works are being preferred over roading upgrades” when in reality any deviation whatsoever from National’s fiscally irresponsible $22.5 billion Roads of National Significance can be spun to look like roads are being neglected … They’re not … They are just plain not!

      In reality Labour’s strategy has only cut funding to State Highways by 11 percent … They appear to have only canned National’s 9 NEW, ELECTION BRIBE RoNS as opposed to the previously planned or underway ones … Sadly, the Puhoi to Warkworth toll-road will go ahead … Waste of $700+ million …

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12025268

      “Targeted improvements to the State Highway network” is much better policy than RoNS.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 24, 2018

        That has to be one of the more idiotic opinions I have read. Have you no idea of the traffic delays getting through Warkworth is causing? Do you not realise the huge development of the north that the existing northern motorway has already produced.

  7. David

     /  April 24, 2018

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/93369/prime-minister-says-she-has-still-yet-receive-any-news-officials-us-whether-new-zealand

    Our PM has a meeting about an FTA and was delighted with the discussion but she didnt mention agriculture ! Damn she is a great PM we are so lucky having her steering the ship, wonder if she will sign a deal that excludes agriculture.

  8. David

     /  April 24, 2018

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/103249836/middlemore-hospital-what-really-went-down-between-health-minister-and-counties-manukau-dhb

    Not sure that Clark has the emotional maturity to be a minister of health. Shows quite a lack of spine that you are too scared to even talk to someone.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 24, 2018

      Creepy.

    • Gezza

       /  April 24, 2018

      Every time I see Clark in action in the House he convinces me he’s a farkwit.
      Bloody hopeless.

    • Blazer

       /  April 24, 2018

      Clark has the required Trump..touch…’you’re fired’…incompetent,over paid under performers.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 24, 2018

        You would know how?

      • David

         /  April 24, 2018

        How would he know, he never read the reports and refused to talk to the board. What an idiot given he has not even 1% of the commercial knowledge that the board has why wouldnt he listen to what they had to say before just firing them… because it was inconvenient that he and his boss would be outed.
        Should have had an inquiry.

  9. sorethumb

     /  April 24, 2018

  10. sorethumb

     /  April 24, 2018

    Maori Take Note – HE!!

    • sorethumb

       /  April 24, 2018

      PC Wimps

      • Gezza

         /  April 24, 2018

        Some of them might use smartphones or tablets? o_O

        • sorethumb

           /  April 24, 2018

          Either way they should be given the mana they deserve (competence related) = same as anyone else.