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6 October 2018

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  October 6, 2018

    Good moaning fellow posters, and on a nearby rightwing blog an post by big money Hosking said our PM Jacinda Adern disgraced NZ by farting overseas,you have heard it first here

    • Corky

       /  October 6, 2018

      Was she downwind, Lurchy?

      • Gezza

         /  October 6, 2018

        What’s wrong with the guy. Best place to do it. Keeps NZ’s total emissions down.

    • lurcher1948

       /  October 6, 2018

      a post

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 6, 2018

        The Japanese delegation walked in on a nappy change…this must have been done on a table in a public room. How gross.

        • lurcher1948

           /  October 6, 2018

          Kitty she should be burnt on the stake,Sir Key never would have done that unless LONG hair was involved

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  October 6, 2018

            What a meaningless answer. It’s ‘at the stake’, anyway.

            it’s a bit off and lacking in consideration to do a nappy change where people are likely to walk in, there are changing tables in loos for that. Walking in and being confronted by a stinking shitty nappy, a poopy bum and the rest is disgusting.

            It’s totally inappropriate and unprofessional and the connection between this and John Key is non-existent.

            • lurcher1948

               /  October 6, 2018

              Kitty who gives a damn,just saying

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 6, 2018

              There is a great difference between tied to a stake and being ON one.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 6, 2018

              And there are times and places for changing stinking nappies. Who’d want to walk in on that ? Ughhhhh…..

  2. an increasingly rarer sight in NZ.. but I hear synthetics are not !

    • btw; this was NOT filmed in Sth Dn.. as far as I know ? 🙂

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 6, 2018

        Zedd, have you seen the latest Countdown online flyer ?

        ‘Some meals are better eaten with grass. Here are 10 of the best…..’

        Various witticisms have been going between my computer and that of someone I know.

        Their cook must be called Mary Jane (larfs at own wit) I wonder if one of the meals is a Sunday joint.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  October 6, 2018


    HARMLESS PG

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2018

      Certainly don’t see any harm in that notice.

      • lurcher1948

         /  October 6, 2018

        trying to remember what i posted

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 6, 2018

          A Facebook post that says that it’s no longer available, but is harmless ?

        • Corky

           /  October 6, 2018

          Did it have something to do with the cessation of your energy payment, Lurchy?

  4. PartisanZ

     /  October 6, 2018

    Presumably these are the Chinese who aren’t investing in New Zealand real estate in any significant numbers?

    ‘NZ’s first Chinese-owned road could be in the pipeline’ – Stuff

    “A Chinese construction company has offered to build a long-planned four-lane toll road north of Auckland … $400 million for … the seven kilometre Penlink Toll Road, linking the Whangaparaoa Peninsula with State Highway One”.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/107651614/nzs-first-chineseowned-road-could-be-in-the-pipeline

    Why would the Chinese be particularly interested in building a four lane highway linking SH1 North with Silverdale, running across the back of Okura Bush, Okura Scenic Reserve and Okura, Long Bay beach at the base of Whangaparaoa Peninsula?

    https://www.toddproperty.co.nz/our-projects/long-bay

    https://www.toddproperty.co.nz/our-projects/okura

    “Situated on Auckland’s North Shore, the Long Bay development blends stunning coastal landscapes with fine urban design, offering residents the pleasure of living in a spectacular beachside environment … Just 25 minutes’ drive from downtown Auckland, the residential community nestles alongside the iconic Long Bay Regional Park, beach and marine reserve. The development has been carefully designed to accommodate urban growth without sacrificing the unique heritage and environmental values of the area.”

    Some long-term local residents and environmentalists don’t agree with that last statement …

    ‘Okura fight is not over’ – Newsroom

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/06/07/114851/okura-fight-is-not-over

    ‘Okura developer appeals Environment Court rejection of $1.4 billion project’ – Heraldo

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12079271

    Do things really work this way? A little $400 million roading infrastructure ‘inducement fee’? If so, is it enough to save the development in our Court of Appeal?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 6, 2018

      They build it then repay themselves with tolls ($2.50) and give the road to NZ when it’s been paid for. We have a free road, they have an investment, what’s wrong with that?

      • PartisanZ

         /  October 6, 2018

        New Zealand is 54% overseas owned Miss Kitty … and you don’t see any danger to our sovereignty from this kind of infrastructure development directly enabling this kind of property development … ?

        Will Kiwis be able to afford these places?

        My connection between Chinese Toll Road and Todd’s “master-planned community” at Okura may be tenuous though, I admit after further research.

        At the 2013 census Long Bay was 91% European, 4.5% Maori and only 6.9% Asian, compared to 23% Asian for all of Auckland. Interestingly, StatsNZ doesn’t divide up the “European” component …

        The second language after English in Long Bay is Afrikaans …

        • PartisanZ

           /  October 6, 2018

          So things are worse than I expected … *SARC* …

          Nahhh, we’re okay with White South African immigrants … They have the same sorta ‘values’ as we do …

      • PartisanZ

         /  October 6, 2018

        Incidentally Miss Kitty … that second uptick up there is from me …

      • PartisanZ

         /  October 6, 2018

        It was an exercise in “balanced” reporting Miss Kitty … All points-of-view are on display up there in my original post … including the developer’s own website …

      • PartisanZ

         /  October 6, 2018

        And … the Chinese do cheap stuff not “free” stuff …

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 7, 2018

          I don’t know how many of my appliances are Chinese-made, most will be. Many of the clothes that I wear are Chinese made. Even the little scissors that I have just been using are. I can’t see anything on the phone, but I’d guess that it and the computer are…the Chinese saw the future of manufacturing and took the opportunity. Good luck to them, I appreciate the cheapness of these things and their availabitity.

          It used to take weeks or months for someone’s wages to equal the price of things like fridges, washing machines and televisions. Now the average wage could buy all three and a few others as well. Microwaves used to cost $1000+. My new one was less than $100.

  5. Corky

     /  October 6, 2018

    Oh,dear. Just seen our Rachael in a Muslim country wearing shorts and kissing a Muslim.
    What an ignorant Infidel. The programme was about rose water.

    But, given many Muslims don’t give a stuff about our culture…..carry on girl.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 6, 2018

      Many Muslims (there are millions of them) don’t even know about NZ and its culture. Why would someone who is unlikely to come here study our culture ?

      How many NZers know about Mongolian, Belgian or other small countries’ cultures? Or, if it comes to that, about any other culture ?

      I take it that you mean Rachel Hunter, who did a series on international beauty.

  6. PartisanZ

     /  October 6, 2018

    ‘Race track around house: Hamilton man Takeshi Teruya’s drifting dream’ – NZHeraldo

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12136875

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 7, 2018

      I had no idea what drifting in that context was, so thought that it was the dream that was drifting.(???)

      Good for him. He is likely to be very popular with the neighbourhood children 🙂

  7. Corky

     /  October 6, 2018

    China doesn’t care who you are. If they want to detain you they will. That goes for the Chief of Interpol. NZ needs to be VERY careful of China.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/368064/interpol-chief-meng-hongwei-vanishes-on-trip-to-china

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  October 6, 2018

      No wonder you have never travelled abroad. It’s a dangerous place, abroad. Don’t go there.

      • Gezza

         /  October 6, 2018

        Wasting your time trying to get a bite, I think, Kitty.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  October 6, 2018

          I’m not trying to get a bite; honestly.

          It was such a silly post that it deserved a silly answer.

  8. Kitty Catkin

     /  October 6, 2018

    An Englishman threw a 91 year old stranger under a train at Marylebone, then went to another tube station and tried to throw another stranger under another train.The second man was strong enough to resist the attack.

    The old man was rescued by a Muslim man, also a stranger who jumped down onto the line (he was given an electric shock when he touched it) and survived, although he was badly injured.

    The attempted murder was on CCTV.

  9. sorethumb

     /  October 6, 2018

    • PartisanZ

       /  October 6, 2018

      ‘Turning point’ …?

      Turning to where? Turning into what?

    • Corky

       /  October 7, 2018

      That sheila is so cool..and so emotionally in control.

      • Gezza

         /  October 7, 2018

        Kitty?

        • Gezza

           /  October 7, 2018

          Oh – sorry – the video was displaying as a server error before.
          You meant Candace. That would be more logical.