Open Forum – Friday

3 May 2019

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35 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  3rd May 2019

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  3rd May 2019

    Watching the very smug Judith Collins talking on AM,god forbid if that women gets into power,but if it happens her past will be really scrutinized,along with her partner…there could be a few skeletons there.

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    • Corky

       /  3rd May 2019

      Celebrations in your household today , Lurchy.? It’s May 3rd. Next week you will be able to afford cheese with your crackers. Hell, splash out..get some organic cucumber chutney. It’s a delight for taste buds…THANKS TO MY MONEY AND I!😡🤬😡

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd May 2019

        Change the record, the needle’s stuck on that one.

        The same thing happened last year; the needle was stuck on that record then, too.

        It’s old and tired and I sincerely hope that you won’t keep on and on and on and on and on and on about it this year.

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    • Kimbo

       /  3rd May 2019

      They are optimistic that the intended audience will remember! 😂

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      • 😀 LOL

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  3rd May 2019

          First of May, first of May,
          Outdoor toking starts today,
          But if, as usual, it do rain,
          We all must toke indoors again.

          Trad. (more or less)

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  3. duperez

     /  3rd May 2019

    Ministers’ diaries for publication? Reading the newspaper article highlights that there are some who don’t trust anyone (except themselves) and need minute by minute detail of what those they should be accountable are doing.

    Maybe all Minsters should wear some sort of action camera like GoPro so we can see and hear everything they say and do. 🙃

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12227375

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    • Gezza

       /  3rd May 2019

      It’s a shame they’re making so much political reporting Premium Content. I read the first couple of lines & that’s it. And just go: “Oh well, never mind. That was a wasted click & page load”.

      I’ll probably just get fed up & stop clicking on any political news in the Herald.

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  4. Corky

     /  3rd May 2019

    Mikey whacks the puck and finds the back of the net. Messi has nothing on our Mikey.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz//sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12227406&ref=clavis

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    • Blazer

       /  3rd May 2019

      Money talks and Glenn. .walks.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd May 2019

        If ‘Mikey’ uses a puck to play hockey, he will be in for a surprise. Does he really use a name that makes him sound like a toddler ?

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  5. Corky

     /  3rd May 2019

    Man in a dress threatens to send Ben home in an ambulance. Ah, the left. They have a morality for every conceivable situation.

    @5.16😃

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  3rd May 2019

      The person on the right is a woman, not a man in a dress.

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd May 2019

    Labour announces new Breed and Feed policy. Mothers won’t have to name child’s father to get full welfare. That’ll be a relief for some with flakey memories like one I’ve recently met a daughter of who reportedly has nine children with nine different fathers and a healthy welfare income.

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    • Blazer

       /  3rd May 2019

      Mother’s have never had to name the father. .stupid. .in fact they could name you as the father and you would be liable.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  3rd May 2019

        Par for your course, B, wrong on all counts as usual:
        penalties for mothers who don’t name father of their child,
        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12227520

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  3rd May 2019

          They don’t have to in some circs, like rape, incest or being in danger from a violent partner.

          Three local girls had (at last count) 20 children between them by different men. The one I knew was a former pupil, the daughter of a local businessman, and was clever enough to have had a good career. The one she chose seemed to pay well, I must say.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  3rd May 2019

            One of the children of the “mother” I cited lives with her maternal grandmother who gets nothing while the “mother” collects her benefit. The grandmother daren’t complain for fear of losing custody.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  3rd May 2019

              The organisation of grandparents who look after grandchildren tells the members to leave some with the parent/s to keep their income going. It was in their material.

              A budget advisor caused a hoohah in Hamilton when she advised women on the DPB to have another child every 18 months, if possible, so as to keep the income going on and up. She wasn’t one for long when that story broke.

              Sue Moroney wanted to help pay for parental leave by charging the temp workers who replaced the workers a much higher tax than other workers. Who did she think would take on the jobs under those circumstances ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  3rd May 2019

              Children surely have a right to know who their father is.

              More than one couple have discovered too late that they are half-brother and sister, sometimes after they married.

  7. Gezza

     /  3rd May 2019

    Jacinda & Clarke are engaged. 💍

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/112442442/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-and-clarke-gayford-engaged

    Haven’t read it fully yet, but I dread the tv news toniight. Hopefully the girls won’t notice.

    Poor National. What if the wedding’s near election time?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  3rd May 2019

      What if the blushing bride is also wearing a maternity dress ?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  3rd May 2019

      If they are doing it all backwards they should get married before they get engaged.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd May 2019

        Onyx seems a rather miserly choice for a ring. And because it’s not a gem, it will soon be scratched and worn if it’s worn all the time, I would imagine.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  3rd May 2019

          Yes, it’s soft and porous, liable to water damage, chips and scratches. A lot of ‘onyx’ now is dyed agate.I had an onyx ring and it looked really good for a while, but it didn’t wear well at all. I had my money’s worth, but only just. it didn’t matter much because it didn’t cost much.

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      • Gezza

         /  3rd May 2019

        How did Audrey rate Willie Jackson in her Ministerial Report Card?

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  3rd May 2019

          Does not play well with others.

          Disruptive in the classroom.

          Interrupts when others are speaking and is very discourteous.

          Needs to concentrate on being a team player.

          Upsets other children with nasty remarks.

          0/10

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  3rd May 2019

          Didn’t bother to read it and still not interested.

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          • Gezza

             /  3rd May 2019

            Fair enuf. Have you got it in for Auds?

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  3rd May 2019

              No, but I usually find her underwhelming. Not bad but not interesting.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  3rd May 2019

            Was the first comment for Willie’s school report ?

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  8. Corky

     /  3rd May 2019

    Let’s hope it’s a good Christian wedding. The mind boggles with the permutations. 😃✔

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12227668

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  3rd May 2019

    This is good”WOKE”music,

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