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29 May 2018

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33 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  May 29, 2018

    12.46pm & nothing here yet from Lurch or Corky? 😳
    Feeling ripped off, tbh.

  2. Griff

     /  May 29, 2018

    It seems the the p testing and remedial industry has been ripping peploe of for years.
    National allowed such poor science to influence their policy’s with state hoses .
    Wasting millions on ripping out wall linings just because there was a negligible amount of p contamination.

    Feelz not facts rule right wing conservative thinking on many issues .

    http://www.pmcsa.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Methamphetamine-contamination-in-residential-properties.pdf

    • Gezza

       /  May 29, 2018

      Yas. patupaiarehe has bean one f sevral peploe to drawer ow attention to these rip ofs on several ocasions.

      • Gezza

         /  May 29, 2018

        Item one on 1ewes today. Sir Peter Gluckman has confirmed unless there’s a reading over 15 (something or other) cos it was a clan lab, it’s harmless and there’s no research anywhere in the world saying below that level causes any harm at all. The government’s spent something over $50 million cleaning up houses that didn’t need cleaning up.

        I blame National.

    • PartisanZ

       /  May 29, 2018

      Griff, you make it sound like these things – P testing under National and National’s State Housing policy – are only randomly related …

  3. Gezza

     /  May 29, 2018

    Ok, I’m about to try a Westie Steak & Cheese pie. Made in West Auckland from local & imported ingredients. 15-20 mins in conventional oven for 15-20 minutes. Can be heated in its packaging. (Why does everybody put bloody cheese in their damn steak pies?)

    I’ll do a food critic’s report from the Pookden Manor restaurant afterwards.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 29, 2018

      You can microwave them on a little rack to let the air circulate. But never in packaging unless you like pies that are so floppy that they might as well be made with raw pastry. I once saw one that had been done like this and looked all but inedible.

      • Gezza

         /  May 29, 2018

        Yes it is soggy. I have removed it from the plastic packaging and fortunately the transferred printed instructions were not too difficult to wipe off the pristine aluminium oven tray. It is getting another 5 minutes in the oven to crisp up the pastry.

        • Gezza

           /  May 29, 2018

          Ok, it’s not too bad for $1.85 I guess. I’ve had worse. It’s a steak mince (hope it’s not kangaroo steak). I probably wouldn’t buy another one. I’d rather spend $3.50 on one of The Pink Pineapple’s steak & mushroom or steak & kidney pies or potato top pies, none of which have cheeses in them, & which are very tasty, although there’s a lot of butter fat in their pastry, so maybe only one or two a week max. Especially with a long cream doughnut as well. Hard to ignore their doughnuts when you’re in there.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 29, 2018

          I once had the pattern from a breadbag permanently printed on the side of a toaster when someone left the bread leaning against it.

          • Gezza

             /  May 29, 2018

            It happens. 15 minutes cleaning blue plastic off the spout of the brushed aluminium kettle on Monday. I blame certain pukekos who shall remain nameless.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 30, 2018

              Well, yes, they know who they are. They have to live with themselves.

              I have a sheet and pillowcase printed with a permanent pattern of dog paw prints.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 30, 2018

              The little orange thing isn’t appearing for replies now. I haven’t done anything to make this happen.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 29, 2018

      They don’t. Our local bakery offers pepper, cheese, mushroom, oyster extras as well as plain steak and smoked fish.

      • Gezza

         /  May 29, 2018

        Are they $1.85 too?

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  May 29, 2018

          Certainly not. You get what you pay for. What could you make for $1.85 incl labour and would you eat it?

          • Gezza

             /  May 29, 2018

            I could probably make several for $1.85, with a good quality, tasty, home-made stew, and freeze them – but I’d use low-fat filo pastry. I used to once. But I’m too bloody lazy now. I got lazy under a National government.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 29, 2018

              One of my worst meals out in the UK was a steak and kidney pie (I ate meat then) which was a cold one ‘heated’ by having a hole poked in the middle and some gravy poured in. You may imagine how effective this was. It was a crowded caff in Dover and we were about to catch the ferry, so I just left it. It was expensive, too, adding insult to injury,

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  May 29, 2018

              Hello again, PDT.

              Have you worked out some way of doing this automatically when my name comes up, or do you scroll down every forum in the hope of seeing it ? Do tell.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  May 29, 2018

              I’m tempted to give you another downtick Kitty, for rewarding the PDT with a reaction.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  May 29, 2018

              You’d be bankrupt in the pie business.

            • Gezza

               /  May 29, 2018

              No worries. I’d just blame the government, Sir Alan. 😐

  4. PartisanZ

     /  May 29, 2018

    “What we have is economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive …

    What we need are economies that make us thrive, whether or not they need to grow”

    • PartisanZ

       /  May 29, 2018

      “Economic growth … because we’re financially, politically and socially addicted to it …”

      • Gezza

         /  May 29, 2018

        The main problem with the current system is it means some people end up with obscene amounts of money they can never spend on anything useful to anyone else and other people end up with none.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  May 29, 2018

          Neither are true, Sir Gerald. People with lots of money do spend and/or donate it usefully for other people even if it is just in creating jobs. And people who have no money get looked after and given money or the equivalent in care.

          • Gezza

             /  May 29, 2018

            Some might. Some don’t. And there are still plenty of countries where people who have no money starve.

          • Blazer

             /  May 29, 2018

            what a load of bollocks…it has been proven time and again…the rich are stingy,selfish,prats…they use tax havens and all manner of accounting device to avoid paying their fair…share.

          • PartisanZ

             /  May 30, 2018

            Well, um, anyhow … the video was on a slightly more macroeconomic level …

            I love the doughnut idea, don’t yous …? (It beats even the horseshoe)

            “The sweetspot for humanity” … a most memorable description …