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  1. Corky

     /  November 7, 2018

    Oh, announcement about Mikey’s show at 7.45 today. Hope he’s not leaving to become a lifestyle block hobbyist. It’s bad enough losing Leighton.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 7, 2018

      Keep us up with the play. Might be just a pay increase.

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    • robertguyton

       /  November 7, 2018

      He’s gone blind; (the reflection of the studio-lights off his jackets).

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    • Griff.

       /  November 7, 2018

      This halfwit?
      https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/opinion/mike-hosking-environmentalists-have-no-grasp-on-reality/

      So how long does a battery last? How quickly does its range fade? How much does a new battery cost if you replace it? Where do you get one from?

      Do you know the answers to any of those questions?

      What is the trade value of a used EV compared to a petrol driven equivalent? Are you burning the money in lost value from the money you saved on gas?

      Did you even think about that?

      Why yes miky
      I have looked into it.
      I am a fan of Tesla so as I know a little about them I will use their cars an an example.

      How long will the battery last?
      longer than an ICE car does.
      After 200,000km many ICE cars suffer from catastrophic failures rendering them worthless.

      As to retained value .
      Trade me…

      Tesla Model X 90D 2017 47,000km
      Asking Price $135,000
      $164,000 new

      Tesla Model X P100d 2017 3,400km
      Asking Price $239,999
      $228000 new.

      An ICE with similar purchase price new.
      Audi SQ7 13,200km
      Asking Price $129,990
      New from $181,900

      You will find the same with any brand you care to look into .
      Tesla retain value a lot better than competing cars .
      As this took me a few minutes on trade me one must ask.
      You call your self a journalist yet you can not do the most basic research .
      You are a waste of space.

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      • Gerrit

         /  November 7, 2018

        Jeez Griff, my 2.2 litre 2000 Toyota has turned over 300,000 clicks, still original motor and auto. Nothing but regular oil changes at 10,000 clicks and cam belt/water pump at 100,000 clicks. Only replacement parts are a starter solenoid, one high tension lead and one steering arm boot. Normal tire, spark plug and brake pad changes.

        Will run for at least another 100,000 clicks. ICE engines, when looked after, run for at least 400,000 clicks.

        I might need to replace the bearings at the top of the front struts soon as they are starting to rattle a bit.

        Who can afford a $150,000 Tesla except for the PM and airline pilots? Never mind the economics of construction and running costs, upfront costs alone wont see many on the road.

        Will stick with my now worth $3,00 Toyota thanks. the economic stack up perfectly for my income.

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        • lurcher1948

           /  November 7, 2018

          Our second car(wifes Mah Jong transport) passed VTNZ last week 2003 1.8 toyota corolla wagon 250000km stuck a new exide extreme battery in, Toyotas lasts forever

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 7, 2018

            I saw on the news that people are trading in the petrol drinkers, and the most popular car is….Toyota Corolla.

            I saw a car yesterday that looked as if the body had been made from three different cars…the doors were white, the rest of the body red, the bonnet, which looked older, was black. Now, THAT is recycling to end all recycling.

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        • Griff.

           /  November 7, 2018

          2.2 that would be a Camry.
          My last Camry had 380,000 km with no problems at all every single thing worked as from the factory and it still runs like a top.
          It got retired because a crack in the windscreen and due cam belt replacement would cost more than the car was worth to replace.
          I just brought another of the same model with low km instead.
          Camry’s between 1997 and 2004 are the exception rather than the rule for a cars longevity.

          Many European cars will be retired at a lot less than 200,000km
          ie vw their duel clutch transmissions will fail at about 120,000-140,000km and the cost of repair will be more than the car is worth.

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      • Corky

         /  November 7, 2018

        Of course electric cars are still a rarity. What happens to PRICE should they become mass produced in large numbers?

        What about battery technology and charging? Even getting a charge down to five minutes will cause major problems. Then there is the National Grid load, which at the moment is so precarious, we may be looking at power cuts this year.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  November 7, 2018

      An extra half hour of the idiot and the idiot HDPA loses a half hour,its a half full,half empty situation, i was hoping NZME was moving him on to fox

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  November 7, 2018

      @Corky I must have missed Leighton’s departure, that is good news, I’ll check in next year and see if things have improved with the new host, Kerre McIvor?

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      • Corky

         /  November 7, 2018

        Good on you, Patz. They may even pay you to listen…or better still, when the ratings drop, shift Mikey into that slot. Although I doubt even that would work.

        Kerre McIvor? You are welcome to her. Her Coffee Table chat style of talkback will suit you.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 7, 2018

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/108408541/newstalk-zb-adding-30more-mike-hosking-minutes-from-midjanuary

      Don’t ever bother asking Corks to keep you up with the play, people. He’s tits on a bull at it.

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      • Fantastic – that’s 30 more minutes I’ll not be watching or listening to what’s-his-face!

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        • Corky

           /  November 7, 2018

          No damage done then. Carry on with NSR.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 7, 2018

            If all the people who don’t listen for that extra 30 minutes (as well as the rest of the time that they aren’t listening to Mike Hosking) are doing something productive with that time…imagine the result ! Put him on for an extra hour !

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  2. Gezza

     /  November 7, 2018

    Looks like there’s been another leak to Beehive Letters

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  November 7, 2018

    The National party and their attack blog are going full negative, 8 more years, sad…sacks
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12154969

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    • Gezza

       /  November 7, 2018

      Quite likely at this stage to get another 3 years. Females everywhere are voting for Jacinda in droves – but we have to see yet how things go economically and the housing and crime areas. If Robertson hits too many people in the pocket in his next term that could be it.

      I’m telling everybody else, so I might as well tell you. Vote Labour by all means but don’t vote for that devious prick O’Connor for Ohariu next time round Lurchy.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  November 7, 2018

        ” but don’t vote for that devious prick O’Connor for Ohariu next time round Lurchy”.
        I have meet him collecting in Newlands Newworld for some charity, seems a nice person

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    • Gezza

       /  November 7, 2018

      What do you think about Mikey’s good news above Lurch?

      Should get you really fired up & feeling alive for the day from January?

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    • Corky

       /  November 7, 2018

      Nothing knew there, Lurchy.

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  November 7, 2018

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  5. robertguyton

     /  November 7, 2018

    17,000 employed under Labour

    “The labour market statistics have been released, showing that unemployment has dropped to 3.9% – its lowest level since 2008. The number of unemployed has dropped to 109,000, 17,000 less than when the government took office.

    This is a significant achievement, and it shows the lie behind National’s whining about “business confidence”. The real economy seems to be working, no matter how upset the rich seem to be about the change of government.”

    https://yournz.org/2018/11/07/open-forum-wednesday-207/

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  6. wooden goat

     /  November 7, 2018

    ( I don’t *think* I’ve posted this here before…. )

    An excellent video here of Dinesh D’Souza speaking at Yale University in which he gives a *superb* historical look at the left and at Nazism and fascism.
    He shows that *both* of those ideologies are left-wing ideologies (and gives a good answer to the “if the Nazis fought the left-wing Communists then the Nazis must be right-wing” viewpoint).

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  November 7, 2018

    All i can say Corky can not crow on, there is a god after all and the DEMS hold the house, now lets go after the tax returns of #cult45

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    • Corky

       /  November 7, 2018

      Crow on? It’s not like it was unexpected. ”Now lets go after the tax returns of #cult45.”
      I think the Dems need to think very carefully about that…especially if Trumpy runs for another term. They Dems may hit pay dirt..or they may turn off voters.

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  November 7, 2018

    This should make for interesting times in the house,JLR and NZ First, Nationals nightmare

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  9. PDB

     /  November 7, 2018

    Another Labour ‘flip-flop’ – this time on flipping…

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    • Corky

       /  November 7, 2018

      Jacinda is laughing at all the suckers.

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      • PDB

         /  November 7, 2018

        Considering these homes are sold at a discount price buyers have probably already covered the govt’s 30% capital gain without any price rise so no incentive not to resell if the market price increases.

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  10. Griff.

     /  November 7, 2018

    Michigan voters say ‘yes’ to marijuana, legalize recreational cannabis: NBC News projection

    Michigan votes to legalize marijuana for recreational use, ending decades of prohibitive regulation and ushering in a new era of cannabis law and a burgeoning cannabis industry, according to an NBC projection.
    Michiganders chose to authorize the legalization of possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by those who are at least 21 years of age.
    Individuals will now be permitted to possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal consumption.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/06/michigan-voterssay-yes-to-legalizing-recreational-marijuana.html

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  11. PDB

     /  November 7, 2018

    Ardern promised that no one will go homeless last winter but instead we have had the worst winter for homelessness in years;

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12156193&ref=twitter

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