Open Forum – Tuesday

10 July 2018


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  1. Corky

     /  July 10, 2018


    This smug snowflake vented on a worker regarding the corporation she worked for. The corporation he worked for vented on him and sacked him.

    Welcome to the dole line….loser.

  2. Blazer

     /  July 10, 2018

    typical landlord…thinks he should be exempt from the reality of diplomatic immunity…!

    • This is an abuse and distortion of diplomatic immunity. It was never meant to allow people to have free rent at the expense of an unsuspecting landlord. The young woman ripped off this man to the tune of $20, 000 and I wonder how she can live with herself.

      The landlord is as entitled not to be robbed as anyone else. Would you shrug off a $20,000 debt because the swindler was a diplomat ?

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 10, 2018

      How ridiculous to expect a female diplomat to abide by a contract she signed.

  3. Blazer

     /  July 10, 2018

    lets try and ramp the s/p…drill down into the background of Investstore,Stride and uncover a nice earner…for some..–up

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 10, 2018

      Really? You swallow corporate PR whole, B? Don’t you remember Countdown refusing to renew their Paihia lease until the price was acceptable a couple of years ago? And starting up a “temporary” store in the main street there until the property owner caved. And the temporary store is still operating – no doubt waiting for the next rent review.

  4. Pickled Possum

     /  July 10, 2018
    • I assume that she went to the press, not they to her, as she made the announcement.

      It seems a bit of over-sharing to me. These details are not of great interest to outsiders who don’t know the people, and I can’t see why she needs to broadcast such personal things. I think that they should be private.

  5. David

     /  July 10, 2018

    Looks like fun place to live but for the veil of 80 normal tenancies this is an institution. Not sure having that many people with special needs in one complex is likely to work that well.

  6. Zedd

     /  July 10, 2018

    listening to radio sport, last evening; they interviewed the lady who sang the ‘worst rendition of NZ anthem’ at a Rugby league match in USA..
    she said that in the rehearsals, they had an intro (few bars).. but at the actual event, they just started straight after the UK anthem (without intro) & she missed the start & was trying to catch up, all the way through
    She sang a few lines acapela (live) & had it down.. in maori & in tune !! 🙂

  7. PartisanZ

     /  July 10, 2018

    TeleSUR English has put what I think about SOME and maybe MUCH ‘philanthropy’ into rather telling words and pictures …

    • No evidence given, of course, just an opinion, I suppose that it makes people who do nothing for others feel better about their meanness.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  July 10, 2018
    • What do they expect a baby to do ? Give his name, address and date of birth ?

      He can probably say mummy and daddy in his own language.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 10, 2018

      A slightly less hysterical account in the original source report:

      The infant was granted a departure to enable him to be flown back to his father. Likewise the judge checked with the five year old what she wanted and whether she was afraid to be flown home before he decided.

  9. Corky

     /  July 10, 2018

    Nurses to strike. Mayor in court. Economy on the way down. My perfect storm is back on track.

  10. Alan Wilkinson

     /  July 10, 2018

    There is no evidence female board members do good – or bad:

    Labour Govt: “Who needs evidence? We have a policy instead.”