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  1. Corky

     /  September 10, 2018

    Oh, no. Maori language week. That means flash Maori officials earning 250k plus telling us why we need Maori language to better ourselves….not that they live an average Maori lifestyle. It also means I will be assailed all week by Europeans speaking token Maori. Some will do well; others will sound like a meat grinder with stones stuck in the blades. I dread One News tonight. Bottom line..it’s all tokenistic bs.

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  2. Corky

     /  September 10, 2018

    President Putin, once the darling of global media with his bare chested antics, and now a nobody after President Trumpy came to power, is losing popularity fast. So, taking a hint from Trumps past success, he is to star in his own reality TV show. Someone needs to tell this thug it’ll be a flop. Even if Trumpy is impeached he will still rate better than Putin.

    https://globalnews.ca/video/4426329/russian-tv-launches-series-following-putin-called-moscow-kremlin-putin

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    • Blazer

       /  September 10, 2018

      don’t know about that Corky ..the working title ‘You’re Poisoned’…has appeal.

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  3. Corky

     /  September 10, 2018

    Another Kiwi forced to take his lumps. He is seriously ill. One perpetrator is a 12 year old boy.

    tps://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12119012

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2018

    Damn it,i love the name of my country NEW ZEALAND and hate that maori made up name Aotearoa…no nose rubbing in my life as im a stale pale white person,and proud of it

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    • PartisanZ

       /  September 10, 2018

      How are you at walking a mile in someone else’s shoes Lurcher?

      Kaore au e aroha ki te ingoa o taku whenua AOTEAROA me te kino ki taua tangata Pakeha e whakaingoatia ana ko NEW ZEALAND … He maha nga hongi i roto i toku ora hei tangata Maori, a ka whakapehapeha ki a au

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      • Gezza

         /  September 10, 2018

        What does that mean in English? As Lurch obviously can’t understand that, why say all that in Maori to him?

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        • lurcher1948

           /  September 10, 2018

          Parti the only maori words i would learn are Hey BRO dont bash me or my wife, dont rape me or my wife dont rob our house,steal our cars,dont look like a thick ape,when killing our dogs,
          PartisanZ you are speaking ORC speech for all i care, and speaking of ORCS, check out maori gang members

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        • Gezza

           /  September 11, 2018

          I can help you with Google Translate, Lurchy.

          GT confidently informs me that Parti said this to you:

          I do not like the name of my country AOTEAROA and hate the British man named NEW ZEALAND … There are many sweet drinks in my life as a Maori man, and they are proud of me.

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      • Corky

         /  September 10, 2018

        Gezza raises a decent point, Parti. You need to justify yourself to Lurchy who is obviously struggling with the changes( for the worst) happening in New Zealand. Wasn’t it the Tainui women MP who said it’s not a matter of if, but when, Maori will be compulsory in schools.

        Any idiot who passes that legislation signs a declaration of civil war for New Zealand.

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  5. PartisanZ

     /  September 10, 2018

    Some recognition of the scale of the problem …

    “A 2017 report by the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme estimates 20 percent of the country could be covered with wilding conifers by 2030.

    The wildings are spreading by more than 5 percent per year despite private land holders, community groups, and central and local government agencies collectively spending about $11 million each year on control.”

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/09/09/226801/a-billion-trees-and-a-trillion-weeds?preview=1

    Tau toko our Labour-led coalition for having the gumption to at least begin to take this on …

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    • PDB

       /  September 10, 2018

      Noxious weed removal should be ramped up in this country starting with eradication from built-up urban areas and working outwards. For instance the amount of Woolly nightshade I see in the cities (many treated like ornamental garden plants) has increased greatly from my observations.

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      • robertguyton

         /  September 10, 2018

        “The New Wild” by Fred Pearce – “why invasive plants will be nature’s salvation”.
        https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22716462-the-new-wild
        Read it if you dare!

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  September 10, 2018

          Excellent, Robert. Should be force-fed to DoC’s high priests of environmentalism. And applied to fauna as well as flora

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  September 10, 2018

            I make an exception for gorse, though!

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            • robertguyton

               /  September 10, 2018

              Dammit, Alan! You were almost there!
              Gorse is the best of them. You have much to learn…

            • PartisanZ

               /  September 10, 2018

              So the battle is lost … kore?

              We don’t need to do anything much … other than let the exotics run rampant …?

              Does this apply to the humble apossum?

              I saw an item in the paper encouraging people to rid their properties of Chinese Cherry because it is rapidly spreading and taking over native forests … Drill a hole in the trunk and inject Glysophate … Plant a kowhai instead the item said …

              Oh well, that’ll save me a bit of trouble …

              It does somewhat confirm my long-held idea that Predator Free 2050 was a corporate 1080 poison selling pipe dream …

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  September 10, 2018

              @Robert, your theory is being tested on a lot of Maori land up here. So far not looking good.

            • robertguyton

               /  September 10, 2018

              Patience, Alan.

            • Gezza

               /  September 10, 2018

              *opossum
              No need to thank me. Happy to help when someone makes a fool of themselves.

            • Gezza

               /  September 10, 2018

              @ Alan: re Gorse

              Robert, your theory is being tested on a lot of Maori land up here. So far not looking good.

              Our experience in Wellington is that leaving gorse to grow when farmland is handed over for public use assists in regenerating native forest. And I just came across this interesting article (from one of our own) confirming this.

              https://teara.govt.nz/mi/forest-succession-and-regeneration/print

          • Griff.

             /  September 10, 2018

            Yess Alan.
            I look forward to tramping in bush made up of pine and monkey apple with an under story of woolly knight shade, ginger and wondering jew . Open areas will be pampas and more ginger. Gorse will be crowded out is even that can not compete with the above plants.

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            • robertguyton

               /  September 10, 2018

              Woody nightshade, nei ra?

            • Griff.

               /  September 10, 2018

              Solanum auriculatum

            • PDB

               /  September 10, 2018

              Solanum mauritianum

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  September 10, 2018

              @Griff, really? Up here I think Kanuka and Totara have the upper hand over most competitors. The battle field is really pasture vs gorse and scrub.

            • PartisanZ

               /  September 10, 2018

              Pasture vs gorse & scrub is perhaps more about the ‘Cowspiracy’ battle?

              Round here the tree/weed battle is between native, especially Manuka/Kanuka & Totara, and a long list of exotics, notably Wilding Pine, Privet, Lantana, Tobacco Weed, Ginger, Broom, Pampas and Ragwort to name just a few …

              https://www.nrc.govt.nz/for-schools/school-information-packs/pest-plants/#Weeds%20on%20land

              Arundo Donax (Giant Reed) is particularly bad around here … An industry in waiting for someone who can tap into the PGF if Wiki is to be believed …

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundo_donax#Uses

              “Studies in the European Union have identified A. donax as the most productive and lowest impact of all energy biomass crops (see FAIR REPORT E.U. 2004).”

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  September 10, 2018

              We don’t see so much of that over this side, PZ. I wonder why? Our most destructive invader other than gorse is mangrove.

            • Griff.

               /  September 10, 2018

              Give it time Alan.
              At langs 20km from here in what is the same continuous patch of bush the ginger is taking over the under story.
              Here at kaiwaka there is a little along the road side but none in the local bush I have been into.
              I have weeded out woolly nite-shade from my property but again only the odd plant.
              Both ginger and niteshade are spread by birds far from infestations.
              You will start getting it sooner or later. It only takes a small patch in the neighbor hood for it to start growing far and wide .
              Once it is established you can only watch as it takes over.

        • Blazer

           /  September 10, 2018

          big problem with Old Mans Beard these days I heard Bobbie.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 10, 2018

        When we had one Wooly Nightshade, and didn’t know what it was (it was at the bottom of the garden) the council came in without notice and left a very nasty letter about what would happen if we didn’t get rid of it. Yet I see it on council land, unchecked.

        Gorse is a bloody menace. A local farmer spends the equivalent of more than one farmworker’s pay on trying to eradicate it.

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  6. High Flying Duck

     /  September 10, 2018

    There are some seriously fucked up people in the world. This is insane.

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    • Gezza

       /  September 10, 2018

      Nothing fucked up about that. Just a fraud and a liar.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  September 10, 2018

        I don’t know – convincing a person that they have child, and then withholding access to the child who does not exist while extracting money is beyond “fraud and liar”. It is deranged.

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        • Gezza

           /  September 10, 2018

          Nothing deranged about it. Frauds are frauds. That was just particularly a clever one where she managed to con him right from the outset. How many cases of fraud are there here where men are paying for kids they’re not actually the father of. Some other dirtbag is. The only difference here is that the poor sucker might actually get to see the kid – or they might not. How would we know?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  September 10, 2018

            When the Pike River tragedy was announced, a woman who was here to be matron of dishonour to another bloody liar claimed that one of the victims, Marty Palmer, was her son. Then, when it was discovered that it was his son, who had the same name, she changed it to her grandson. She bravely went on with being a member of the wedding party with the cooperation of the other liar who had snared a lovely, trusting man. Much sympathy was offered, of course.

            When they had the ceremony with the tables, Mrs Liar was nowhere in sight; she was helping the Sallies (I think it was them) with the catering. Yeah, right.Too bad for her that the real grandmother was interviewed,

            People like that are beyond despicable.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2018

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  8. Corky

     /  September 10, 2018

    Paddy Gower has apologised to Tuhoe for pronouncing Urewera incorrectly. Kia Ora, Paddy.
    😄😄😄.

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