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  1. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    Mrs Hosking on NZME ZB who sounds like Mr Hosking with a high pitched voice.What I have learned today is STORMY Daniel silly,poor picked on dairy farmers not overstocking, Hillary mentioned 3 times 2 which where abusive messages.You could interchange the Hosking family team and be no wiser,3.5 hours of strident right wing thought issued at high speed

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    • Gezza

       /  May 7, 2018

      I dunno how you can stand it for that long. Can’t be good for your mental state or your blood pressure. Is the gout more painful when they’re talking?

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      • lurcher1948

         /  May 7, 2018

        Clearing up, Mrs Hosking is better than the stumbler on that time slot on Live

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        • Gezza

           /  May 7, 2018

          Good to hear. Another nice day forecast for Welly mate. Look on the bright side, Lurch. Those two plonkers live in Auckland. They don’t lower the tone of our neck of the woods. 👍🏼

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          • Hey Lurch. I guess we can argue its the oldest profession or it’s a hard working, under rated profession. I’m not having an opinion either way, but what is undeniable is that yonder Stormy is a whore.

            One needs to be a special sort of person to be able to cope with that label.

            whore

            noun: whore; plural noun: whores

            a prostitute.
            synonyms:prostitute, promiscuous woman, slut, sex worker, call girl, white slave; More
            a promiscuous woman.
            verb
            verb: whore; 3rd person present: whores; past tense: whored; past participle: whored; gerund or present participle: whoring

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            • Blazer

               /  May 7, 2018

              an honest profession compared to some.An agreed exchange of sex for money.
              I like this…’
              I’m not having an opinion either way’
              and then proffer…an opinion!

            • lurcher1948

               /  May 7, 2018

              Who cares,not me

          • lurcher1948

             /  May 7, 2018

            GREAT MINDS THINK…ALIKE

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    The tempory leader of the opposition Simon Bridges is very negative this morning on AM.9 years of neglect is starting to rear its ugly head and blaming everything on Labor is a pathetic low blow Mr Bridges,keep the smiling “crusher”Collins closer as you know the old saying about friends and enemies.

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    • Newsflash- many of us feel the same. You keep holding the line they’re competent.

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      • “The Government risks serious damage to New Zealanders’ livelihoods by replacing the real productive economy with wishful thinking, National’s Economic Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

        “On TVNZ’s Q&A this morning, Economic Development Minister David Parker spoke of his wish to reduce the number of livestock in this country. He said horticulture, such as growing apricots, would be better for the environment.

        “He said the problem was that it was too expensive to pick fruit in New Zealand. But, no worries, we’ll invest in robotics. Robots will pick the fruit and the economy will surge.

        “This is wishful thinking on a grand scale and it fails on so many levels”. https://twitter.com/paulgoldsmithmp/status/992981997357154304?s=21

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        • Blazer

           /  May 7, 2018

          my word this opposition led by Mr Bridges is so,so negative.We are living in paradise,on the cusp of…something…special.

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          • PartisanZ

             /  May 7, 2018

            I can’t imagine why apricots can’t be picked by robotic machines …?

            Pretty soon cars are going to be robotic machines FFS!

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            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2018

              Well, if it’s that easy, design one. Why do you always expect others to implement your ideas.

            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2018

              Oh & note this:
              https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/16/elon-musk-humans-robots-slow-down-tesla-model-3-production

              Maybe we could roboticise the entire picking & sorting & packing process if we can get all the trees to grow exactly the same way & produce perfectly-sized fruit in exactly the same place on the tree at precisely-timed intervals & have a 3D picture in the robot picker’s electronic brain which tells it if looks like that pick it, if doesn’t, don’t.

              But I don’t know how to do that. I’ll bet if it was easy someone would have done it though because they’d make heaps of money & not need to worry about desperately looking for people to come & use their eyes & brains & limbs to do the job, expecting money & to be fed, transported, maybe housed, as a reward for their effort of getting up, turning up, & working all day.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    I thought I would run my eyes over a near by rightwing blog and there was a story about a person visiting a doctor 3 times at $60 a pop and having a hissy fit because labor could be delaying lowering doctors charges and National was???After 9 years of $60 charges under National she’s moaning at Labour now, You cannot win sometimes.

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    • Labour CAMPAIGNED on this

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      • Gezza

         /  May 7, 2018

        Yup. Mind you, watch out lady. They may be deliberately under promising & then – Budget – 💥 Bingo! Cheaper doctor’s visits – ✅.



        … new levy somewhere …

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      • lurcher1948

         /  May 7, 2018

        AND you believe them, like you believe there’s a tooth fairy

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  4. Gezza

     /  May 7, 2018

    At least they’ll be solving the housing crisis. John Key said he would and he bloody didn’t. He made it worse according to many. Plus he wasted 27 million on an All Blacks tablecloth.

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    • David

       /  May 7, 2018

      How exactly are they solving the housing crisis, they have made NZ a less popular destination which is reducing immigration which is accidental.
      Where is the drop in dodgy educational migrants, where is the freeing up of more land in Auckland so far we have an announced 30% rise in development contributions. Twyford has re labelled 18 houses already under construction as Kiwibuild and announced a preposterous amount of houses on Unitec land that was already negotiated by the last crowd.
      National were pretty useless but this crowd is actively making things worse with their attacks on landlords and foreign investors.

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      • Gezza

         /  May 7, 2018

        Don’t be so bloody negative. God you sound just like Trump. He’ll get his wall built sort of sometime. Eventually. Won’t he? Well Labour will get more houses built. Hopefully.

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        • David

           /  May 7, 2018

          How are they doing that 7 months in

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          • Gezza

             /  May 7, 2018

            Just have faith. They’ve still got 2 & 1/2 years. Winston will be in charge soon. What could go wrong?

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        • Traveller

           /  May 8, 2018

          How. So far the only ones announced were already on books with Nats

          Thing is Gezz they are all hat and no cattle. People will pick that up

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          • Blazer

             /  May 8, 2018

            laughable…we remember Nick Smith standing in a field talking b/s…Nat weren’t interested…look how much some of them gained by selling after buying and holding for a few years.Buttered their own bread the b/shitting…bastards.

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          • Gezza

             /  May 8, 2018

            I think Phil’s saying at Question Time oh yeah sure Judith but one of them didn’t actually have access to finance so Labour has had to rescue them with Kiwibuild.

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    • PartisanZ

       /  May 7, 2018

      @Gezza – “Plus he wasted 27 million on an All Blacks tablecloth.”

      He perpetrated a lot more than that in spending this $27 million.

      He ‘wasted’ our chances of having the Constitutional, national identity and ‘truth & reconciliation’ conversations we MUST have well before 2040 by delaying them all for possibly 10 years or more …

      For this he is nothing short of a bastard IMHO.

      What’s more, to my everlasting regret, I believe I am going to eventually say more-or-less the same thing in relation to cannabis law reform about Jacinda Ardern’s ‘Labour-led’ …

      The best possible flag for the nation of Aotearoa New Zealand will emerge as a natural consequence of those public conversations mentioned above.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  May 8, 2018

        There was only one side sabotaging the process, and it was the party who campaigned on having a flag change referendum then threw toys from cot when it wasn’t them running it.
        Because of the churlishness of Angry Andy and friends the whole constitutional reform process was put back decades. Had they bought into the process we could have been in a far better place.

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        • Gezza

           /  May 8, 2018

          Did you like that tablecloth? I hated it.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  May 8, 2018

            The point is, the process was set up to be cross party with input from all as it was a policy supported by all parties at the election.
            Labour in the end opposed their own policy because…National and therefore didn’t play any part in the process.
            Had they been more bipartisan there may have been a better outcome. As it was they made the whole issue divisive and about John Key.
            The concept of flag change and it’s corresponding links to independence and self reliance by taking the Union Jack off it is now poison.
            I think the current flag is far worse than the option we were given to vote on. That said, I think a simpler design may have been better.

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            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              it was Key’s biggest regret in politics..i.e not getting the flag changed…according to him!Speaks volumes about his priorities and committment to…NZ.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              Context Blazer. He was clear it wasn’t the most important issue he dealt with by a long shot.

            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              It wasn’t clear at all….he cited the flag…period.As usual you make assumptions to cover for him,for L’estrange,or any right wing…droogue.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              Seriously Blazer?

              “He said he wanted to change the flag to something that was uniquely New Zealand; in doing so, he hoped Kiwis could build a more overt sense of national pride.

              “This is not the most important issue by a long way for the country, but ultimately I was unsuccessful in changing the New Zealand flag and I have always thought back on that,” Sir John said.

              He felt the flag referendum didn’t fly because the Greens and Labour turned it into a political issue.

              “It is not going to change the world and there are many things we did, from the Christchurch earthquakes to economic issues that we dealt with, but that is the one I feel I definitely failed on,” he said.”

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              I have no truck with L’estrange and wouldn’t have a clue about her politics.
              Ben Kepes made her look silly. That doesn’t make her efforts to be 99% NZ made when most aren’t, or her efforts to ensure ethical production of her offshore shirts something to ridicule.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    Imagine been barred from a funeral, you are the lowest of the low when that happens
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mccain-doesnt-want-trump-at-funeral_us_5aeef8cee4b041fd2d27ae0a

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    • I feel sorry for McCain dying such an embittered man. Very sad not to let it go

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 7, 2018

        I don’t feel a bit sorry for him. He reaps what he sowed – as a sore loser.

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      • David

         /  May 7, 2018

        Terrible bitter vindictive old man, should have retired 20 years ago..like most of the senators.

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        • Gezza

           /  May 7, 2018

          For God’s sake man. All he’s said is he doesn’t want arsehole at his funeral. Why get all bitter & twisted about that? The arsehole probably doesn’t want to go. It’s a win-win.

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          • Gezza

             /  May 7, 2018

            *an arsehole.

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          • sorethumb

             /  May 8, 2018

            In that case he should have stayed away (from his own funeral).

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            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2018

              He probably wants to but he doesn’t get to make the call on not dying.

          • MaureenW

             /  May 8, 2018

            On the contrary, perhaps Trump does want to go..

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            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2018

              Nah Trump wouldn’t be interested. Dotcom’s opinion is worth even less than Clarke Gayford’s.

            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2018

              … and don’t start, Maureen – I’m not in the mood! 😠

    • MaureenW

       /  May 7, 2018

      “..barred from a funeral, you are the lowest of the low etc.”
      Says who? You, Lurch. I would think Trump feels honoured not to be invited to McCains funeral . McCain was part of the team pedalling the fake Russian dossier, he lost his opportunity in his presidential run because he acquiesed to pressure and ran with Palin, he a chocker – some would even say a traitor.

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      • Gezza

         /  May 7, 2018

        No I think that makes sense. Trump’s a (#&+ & his attendance wouldn’t only be hypocritical but the slimball would try to capitalise on it in his usual sleazy way. Best to leave him out & he can stay in the White House tweeting insults & pics of himself shaking hands with dictators or smiling with boofheads or he can waste avgas flying AF1 to some Trump rally for halfwits where he can rant at the ‘fake media’ & rant about how there was no collusion & how great it is to have guns & how Kanye West & President Macron were all over him like a rash or whatever.

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        • Gezza

           /  May 7, 2018

          *slimeball

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        • MaureenW

           /  May 7, 2018

          Funeral’s are over-rated. Why “pay your respects” to a dead person, when you had no respect for them while they were alive. I doubt that Trump would care.
          Speaking of slimeballs, read up on John McCain and the white helmets.

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          • Gezza

             /  May 7, 2018

            Funeral’s are over-rated.
            That’s easy for you to say. We haven’t seen yours yet. How do know what score out of 10 you’d get?

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            • Gezza

               /  May 7, 2018

              🙄 *How do YOU know …

            • MaureenW

               /  May 7, 2018

              The deceased can’t rate it now can they? Is it a service for the dead, or a service for the living? It’s a bit like expecting a fetus to rate it’s impending birth.
              Anything that is linked to superstition, religion and pompous, brain-washed behaviour is usually hypocritical.
              Burying dead people is stupid, ministers presiding over the rituals is stupid, deciding who is allowed to attend your funeral is stupid, likewise attending the funerals of those you didn’t like while they were alive.

            • Gezza

               /  May 7, 2018

              Funerals are a service for the living. The dead don’t care. Paying respects to someone is a euphemism for being there at the burial or commital, the final farewell, to support those loved ones left behind & share memories about someone you knew & liked or loved & will ne er ever see again.

              Big formal funerals for Royals, Pollies, Mafiso etc are just organised events where some guests show up because they were invited and/or because, if they don’t show up, it’s a snub & the twit rags n infotainment segments of the msm tv channels sensationalise the absence & trash them for it in the guise of reporting it as news.

  6. sorethumb

     /  May 7, 2018

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    • sorethumb

       /  May 7, 2018

      The scientific method: Systematic measurable investigation of phenomena
      MWV : Tikanga Māori Rules of tapu

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    What a sad indictment of a once proud country, The native American mother was scared of her children dying by death by cop and lets not mention the RACIST white rightwing snowflake mother(watches Fox probably) THANKS DONALD TUMP Potus#45 the bringer of hate to America

    Colorado State University has issued an apology after two Native American teens were detained during a tour of the campus. The brothers, Thomas Kanewakeron Gray, 19, and Lloyd Skanahwati Gray, 17, were visiting the Fort Collins campus from New Mexico, when a mother on the tour called 911 “because she was nervous about the presence of two young men,” according to the police report of the incident. The woman in question told authorities that the teens’ behavior was “really odd” and that their clothing had “dark things” on it. Campus police detained the brother, and released them after a pat down, causing them to miss the rest of their tour.

    This incident comes hot on the heels of the racist arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no reason. The event sparked massive outrage on social media, and Starbucks responded by closing its stores for racial bias training, in addition to establishing a $200,000 grant program for high school students who aspire to entrepreneurship.

    The teens’ mother, Lorraine Kahneratokwas Gray, spoke about the incident on local radio station KUNC, saying “I was concerned for my sons’ safety and advised them to return home immediately,” she told KUNC. “Our family is shocked and saddened over this incident of racial profiling, and disappointed that the school didn’t take a more proactive stand in protecting my boys from being shamed in this hostile way.”

    Gray was unable to accompany her sons on the tour, which was a seven hour road trip from their home in New Mexico. The teens had saved up their own money to pay for the trip themselves, and drove up in their family’s only car. “This was their dream school, and I wanted to give them that opportunity,” Gray said to a CNN affiliate. It breaks my heart, because they didn’t do anything to warrant that,” Gray told the affiliate. “They’re walking on their own ancestors’ land, so it breaks my heart.”

    In a released statement, Colorado State University President Tony Frank issued an apology, saying “The very idea that someone — anyone — might ‘look’ like they don’t belong on a CSU Admissions tour is anathema…and if you’re uncomfortable with a diverse and inclusive academic environment, then you probably have a better fit elsewhere.” He also offered to reimburse the brothers for any travel expenses, and fly them back out for a free VIP tour.

    Colorado State Univ

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    Frank continued, saying “We are, in fact, in a battle with hate within our communities. There is no place for hate at Colorado State University, and we will not be silent when we see it.” The Gray family has yet to respond to the university’s offer. In the meantime, I urge fellow white people to get a fucking grip, take their fingers off the 911 speed dial and stop endangering the lives of People of Color.
    AGAIN DEATH BY WHITE COP

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    • lurcher1948

       /  May 7, 2018

      Go on facebook search Colorado State University,make a BIG cup of coffee as there’s HEAPS of posts to read

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    • sorethumb

       /  May 7, 2018

      facts mixed with juvenile assertions

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    The face of racism in the USA,The LEGACY people will remember of POTUS #45

    one of the Native Americans dress like my son did in his youth

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    • sorethumb

       /  May 8, 2018

      So the woman was a hysterical nutter, the police acted by the book and you tar everyone for it.

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    VOLCANO NEWS…
    HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11:42 PM HST (Sunday, May 6, 2018, 09:42 UTC)

    KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
    19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
    Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
    Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

    Lower East Rift Zone Eruption
    The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. Fissure 7 stopped erupting in mid-afternoon. A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, and lava fountains reached as high as about 70 m (230 ft). Early this morning, new ground cracks were reported on Highway 130, but no heat or escaping steam was subsequently observed.

    Seismicity and deformation are consistent with continued accumulation of magma within the rift zone.

    Residents should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts).

    For maps showing the locations of eruption features, please see https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_maps.html

    For information on volcanic air pollution, please see: http://www.ivhhn.org/vog/

    HVO geologists will be in the area overnight to track and report to Hawaii County Civil Defense on the activity, and other scientists are closely tracking the volcano’s overall activity using various monitoring data streams.

    Kīlauea Volcano Summit
    Tiltmeters at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano continue to record the deflationary trend of the past several days. Satellite InSAR data show that between April 23 and May 5, 2018, the summit caldera floor subsided about 10 cm (4 in). Corresponding to this deflationary trend, the summit lava lake level in Overlook crater has dropped about 128 m (518 ft) below the crater rim since April 30. Rockfalls from the crater walls into the retreating lake produced ashy plumes above Halemaumau crater today, resulting in light ashfall in the summit area. Rockfalls and ashy plumes are expected to continue as the lake level drops.

    Earthquake activity in the summit increased in the past 2 days, coincident with the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4 beneath the south flank of Kīlauea. In the past two days, about 152 magnitude-2 and magnitude-3 earthquakes occurred at depths less than 5 km (3 miles) beneath the summit area. Twenty two magnitude 3 earthquakes were recorded. These earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and beneath the south flank of the volcano
    LATEST UPDATE

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  10. lurcher1948

     /  May 7, 2018

    Remember folks,if you design expensive clothes,and are a DAME and you sell expensive clothes with a”MADE IN NEW ZEALAND’ labels, someones making the label in NZ, the rags are being made in a sweatshop overseas, thats how you get rich.

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    • Seven T Shirts in her shop?

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      • Gezza

         /  May 8, 2018

        So … they wouldn’t use cheap factories overseas to make 7 T-shirts. So where’s she selling them?

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      • Blazer

         /  May 8, 2018

        she took the moral highground and has been savage about competitors sourcing offshore.Compromised her virtue and has been for 7 years.As for 7 T-shirts in her shop…if you committ a robbery and only get $7 ..its still a robbery.At least you know now,that t-shirt in your wardrobe that cost 100…had a 1000% markup.Other garments besides T’s…too.Entitled bitch.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  May 8, 2018

          She handled it badly, but you’re overreaching Blazer.
          She campaigned against sweat shops and child labour used overseas in clothing manufacture.
          She has made sure her shirts are made in certified factories where workers get treated properly.
          Her dissembling on the incorrect price labels was just silly though.

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          • Blazer

             /  May 8, 2018

            when asked how much the workers in the factories were paid…she -um…’dunno’..so her due diligence isn’t what you claim it to be.

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          • Blazer

             /  May 8, 2018

            this sounds like a fine detail…’where workers get treated properly.’

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              You can be assured workers are being treated properly without knowing their exact wages.
              It was a gotcha question, expecting a company CEO to know the wages paid to employees in an overseas factory used by a contractor. She knows the factory is audited, provides breaks, pays proper wages, doesn’t use child labour…

            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              relying on the say so of another coy is a bit suss…she’s been sourcing for 7 years yet even in 2018…this…
              https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-workers-safety/global-brand-to-pay-out-for-worker-safety-in-bangladesh-garment-sector-idUSKBN1FB24R

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              Not sure what you’re trying to say Blazer?
              She has railed against exactly those working conditions overseas and so has made sure that any factories used to produce her shirts meet a set of ethical standards and are regularly checked to ensure they do so.
              The “other company” is NZ owned and run as well and has a good reputation.
              The Made in NZ labelling issue is minor, but was a cock up. The rest seems to be a nasty smear campaign.

            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              she is holier than thou and downplaying things…handled badly alright…
              https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/19-04-2018/denise-lestrange-corbet-slams-trelise-cooper-for-unethical-clothing/

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              Trelise Cooper is 100% offshore made, vs almost 100% NZ produced for World clothing.
              Once again, what exactly is the problem here and why do you suddenly have it in for a fashion designer?

            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              she is in denial…
              ‘The people that support us aren’t in China and India. I don’t want my biggest amount of money – which goes towards your production – being spent in another country. I want to keep it in New Zealand.”

              The stance has been the brand’s biggest challenge, as well a cornerstone of its legacy.

              “I can’t sleep thinking a child has made my garments, or someone who works 20 hours of every 24.”
              -her recalcitrance..is doing her no good.Good intentions are not enough.
              Seems a feature of these knights and dames to duck responsibility,ego…problem…like Norris.

            • Blazer

               /  May 8, 2018

              legal view…
              ‘“The label must be a permanent label which the buyer can see when examining the clothing. In the commission’s view origin labels in side seams of garments are unlikely to meet this legal requirement. Origin labels should be clearly positioned in the neck area of the garments,” the Commerce Commission says.’

            • High Flying Duck

               /  May 8, 2018

              The denial part – she said she has taken steps to ensure those conditions are not the case for the very small amount of clothing made offshore. These are genuine and tangible steps written into the contracts with suppliers:

              “Child Labour Free (CLF) strongly supports and endorses AS Colour who are diligently working towards ethical sustainability in the area of supply chain transparency, ethical sourcing/supply and of course, the child labour free certification process.

              Nik Webb-Shephard, CEO of the Child Labour Free Foundation said “it is so pleasing to see AS Colour work through their ethical sourcing policies and processes and how they integrated this into their business day to day, this shows they are going abode and beyond a tick box assessment exercise”.

              “It shows a brand taking the lead in walking the talk towards an entire supply chain that is free from child labour”.

              The production manager that oversees the factory making WORLD’s t-shirts, visits the factory every three months to ensure the conditions set out are adhered to. He is currently there at the moment. This is done as the factory is not owned by AS Colour, but is used by them.”

              Your argument appears to be…you don’t believe her. There is no evidence she has used factories that include child labour or inhumane working hours.

              WORLD do not use a factory that does anything like this and never have. The factory we use ensures that the workers work a 40 hour week, have lunch and tea breaks, holidays and their working conditions are modern and kept under scrutiny, WORLD shows the same respect we have for our New Zealand employees.

              AS Colour is also New Zealand owned, the owner is from the North Shore, so WORLD felt comfortable using a NZ company, (that employs many locals here), to oversee the factory practices for us.”

              The CC is investigating the labelling issue. I guess they will make a decision. I agree she is wrong on this.

              There appears to be some disagreement about where the labelling is.

  11. sorethumb

     /  May 7, 2018

    Government refuses to back Green Party’s push for Te Reo Māori in schools
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/05/government-refuses-to-back-green-party-s-push-for-te-reo-m-ori-in-schools.html

    Winny says Niet!
    Winny the populist has it wrong. My sources (RNZ/TVNZ) tell me everyone (but half a dozen old white guys) are fizzing at the bung.

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