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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  31st May 2020

    If anyone doubts the police are professional liars this should suffice:

    The Herald’s information request was lodged in November, soon after the trial began, but documents were not released until this month.

    Legally OIA requests are required to be responded to within 20 working days. Police said the delay was due to “workload volumes”.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12335829

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  2. David

     /  31st May 2020

    I saw the headline and was excited, Labour were actually going to field a candidate who had a real job and worked in the private sector for real.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/121669830/labour-party-picks-tradie-to-tackle-national-stronghold-kaikura

    Hopes were dashed when it turns out he was the only person to put his hand up for a nomination in the safest of National seats. Back to union lawyers etc.

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  3. Corky

     /  31st May 2020

    The plot thickens with PR speak and probable mayhem behind the scenes. Why Louisa wants to hang around when she’s not wanted is beyond me. I guess she realises outside of parliament she becomes more of a nobody living on a pittance.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/Louisa-wall-has-list-seat-deal-see-her-return-parliament-despite-bowing-labour-s-manurewa-candidate-race?auto=6160472936001

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    • David

       /  31st May 2020

      Its a mystery as to why Wall is so unpopular with her party, they just dont like her. Maybe its a race thing or perhaps the Labour party is riven with homophobes.

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      • There are homophobes everywhere; people who speculate about what other people do in private. How pervy.

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        • Corky

           /  31st May 2020

          Maybe you missed the juxtaposition of public Labour Party culture v private Labour party culture, where the ‘be kind’ and ‘let’s be fair’ mantra falls off the wagon?

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      • Gezza

         /  31st May 2020

        She was described in last night’s 1News at 6 item as not suffering fools gladly (or words to that effect) – which is often code for opinionated, overbearing, rude & obnoxious.

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  4. Conspiratoor

     /  31st May 2020

    Off to Russell today with the whanau, via the ferry. Easterly gales, heavy rain and flooding forecast. Have 4 wheel drive ute with limited slip diff and stout towrope. Flotation aids for mokos, adults all strong swimmers

    What could possiblie go wrong

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  31st May 2020

      Why??? Yesterday was lovely, today will be the pits.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  31st May 2020

        Guests at the cabins attempted to summit the little hill behind the cabins in their Subaru Legacy last night. Much amusement from the ladies watching while feeding their horses. Apart from the really mean gradient at the top the rain on Friday hadn’t helped the grip either so no surprise they didn’t make it. Managed to back down safely enough to stop and walk up.

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  31st May 2020

        The kids have new raincoats and they are keen to give them a try. But the rain has now started to hose down so there might be some adjustment to the plan …or maybe not

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  31st May 2020

          Heavy rain and strong wind forecasts and warnings.

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  31st May 2020

            Any word on the ferry? Appears to be still in service

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  31st May 2020

              Nothing much stops the car ferries. They will be going. Passenger ferries get stopped by the waves at Paihia. Russell is sheltered from the easterlies.

        • Another calm clear day here in Dunedin. Not hot, still about 8 degrees, but easy to dress for the temperature if it’s calm and dry.

          Trying to decide which beach to go to today.

          We’ve had only 12.4 mm of rain in the last 30 days, most of that (9.6 mm) up to 5 May. But with little wind and heavy dews things haven’t dried out too much.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  31st May 2020

            Tipped out my overflowing rain gauge yesterday. Forecast was up to 100mm today. Had a heavy shower earlier but now gentle. Gales forecast for tonight.

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  31st May 2020

        And for the adults, the lure of Russell’s finest wood fired pizza has trumped the inclement weather

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  31st May 2020

          Good luck, C. Think it might be damp at Hone’s though. The hot tub next door will be well used by the guests there today. Yesterday was bbq on the deck time but will be a bit draughty up there today.

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  31st May 2020

            Thanks, we might give the deck a miss. If we take one over the bow, I’ll try to get a good shot and post it later

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  31st May 2020

            Now the spouting has started to hum. This is never a good sign

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  31st May 2020

              Steady but not heavy rain here. About 15mm in the gauge now. Nothing like the downpour we had on Friday yet.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  31st May 2020

              Solid rain now – another 10mm in the gauge.

            • My gauge isn’t worth looking at, never mind emptying. We have had less than half the usual rain to date.

              The bit we’ve had has been mostly drizzle with one or two now you see me, now you don’t showers.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  31st May 2020

              50mm in the gauge now. Steady light rain. No wind yet.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  31st May 2020

              Wind is winding up now. Going to be a stormy night.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  31st May 2020

              A great day spent in Russell despite the rain. Rough pizza washed down with a couple of bottles of omata estates finest. Weather went south fast on the return ferry

      • Gezza

         /  31st May 2020

        Looks like we had a really nice, sunny, warm, windless day in North Welly – and I missed it!

        Had a really late night last watching a fascinating 6 part Youtube on Hitler, & didn’t hit the sack till about 3 am.

        After I fed the pooks around 8 am I went back to bed for a couple more hours kip & only just woke up again @ 3.30 pm.

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        • Gezza

           /  31st May 2020

          I suspect the earthquake north of New Plymouth probably woke me.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  31st May 2020

      The NY nurses wearing the bags photo was back in March, Lurch. New York was under-prepared – Democrat city and state.

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  5. duperez

     /  31st May 2020

    Maybe it’s a mystery to you because you don’t have personal experience of the people involved and events and life occurrences over the years. What you know comes through media snippets.

    With the lack of real knowledge you go into scummy conjecture mode to paint as festering a picture as you can. AW reckons today might be the pits. Some have a default setting which is well there.

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  6. Corky

     /  31st May 2020

    I’m guessing filing for divorce wasn’t hard to do. To hazard a guess, I would say their relationship was coming to an end; money was tight…and the future was quite easy to foretell. Time to put this bad dream behind me and move on.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8371633/Wife-Minneapolis-cop-Derek-Chauvin-files-DIVORCE-day-hes-charged-George-Floyds-murder.html

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    • It’s pointless speculating about their relationship when we will never know.

      The filing for divorce was done days ago and was publicised at the time.

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      • Corky

         /  31st May 2020

        It’s not pointless if you use the story as a probability exercise. I looked at the house. The wife is a babe. Her husband had anger issues. However, is he a blanket racist? He seemed to get on well with Latinos and Asians ( naturally). He just had a problem with blacks. I have a problem with Muslims…does that make me a cultural racist?

        All these things can be pondered. Whether we will never know the full story wasn’t the point of my post.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  31st May 2020

    Its a MAGA day,everyday in the USA

    8 minutes of brutality can cause so much destruction

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  31st May 2020

      The HD cellphone video camera looks set to revolutionise policing from both sides.

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    • Gezza

       /  31st May 2020

      4 cars aflame is hardly evidence of their burning down the city. Looks like the professional agitators & rent a mobs have taken over.

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  8. Pink David

     /  31st May 2020

    This is rather cool. How to disarm an ANTIFA activist without blinking.

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    • Corky

       /  31st May 2020

      Excellent trade craft. It was obvious the idiot with the AR15 would be incapable of hitting the side of a barn.

      ‘Scary and fluid situations.’ ‘Live actor’ ‘Asset:’ Media and their love of hype.

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      • Pink David

         /  31st May 2020

        The kid had just lifted the AR-15 from a police car. Yes, that guy knew his trade. Got the gun, secured his position, unloaded it. Being in front of big crowds while armed and alone is the shittiest assignment around. One error and you’re a monster, one error and you’re dead.

        I hope someone buys him a beer.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  31st May 2020

      Looks more like a stupid righty planning a massacre…just say PD #MAGA NIGHT

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      • Pink David

         /  31st May 2020

        Your blind bigotry is really quite sad. All you will ever see is what you want to see.

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  31st May 2020

    Hurt Trumps back pocket, that would ruffle his comb over

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  10. Pink David

     /  31st May 2020

    What kind of person brings children to a riot for them to get maced?

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    • I dislike people here bringing little Johnny and little Suzie to protests and making them hold placards that they can’t read about issues that they can’t understand. What exploitation.

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    • Gezza

       /  31st May 2020

      This kind of reporting irritates me

      That’s not a protester. That’s a looter. And there are plenty of them out there, looting, rather than protesting. Opportunistic criminals is what they are. Exploiting & fanning the riots. Preying on everyone.

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  11. lurcher1948

     /  31st May 2020

    WOW imagine not being moderated by PG and being able to rant freely like the rightwing ranters here,It would be like having a MACCAS double quarter pounder*
    * my rants would be more educational with no knuckle dragging rightwing neanderthal posts
    “I HAVE A DREAM”

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    • Gezza

       /  31st May 2020

      Yeah, but … for the few of yours that obviously make it thru the gate, Lurchy, how many more of your efforts would probably get you banned on any blog?

      Have you posted on any other blogs? If yes, which ones, & for how long – out of interest?

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  31st May 2020

        [Deleted, don’t try to identify people by pseudonyms. PG]

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        • Gezza

           /  31st May 2020

          Hang on, Mustafa Shufti … 😐

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  31st May 2020

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            • Gezza

               /  31st May 2020

              [Deleted quote from previous comment]

              A sad end to a salt of the earth sage – of sorts. One supposes the acceptability or otherwise of the common poster is determined in the end by exactly HOW “common” they are determined to be.

              Sir Gerald

            • Conspiratoor

               /  31st May 2020

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        • Gezza

           /  31st May 2020

          Hmm. Strange that he’s not still posting there. Is Griff?

          I spotted Uggers in amongst that small crowd of well-wishers and luminaries. He seems to disappeared off the face of the blogosphere. Extraordinary rendition case perhaps?

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  12. Gezza

     /  31st May 2020

    Golriz Ghahraman seems to have made a Twitter twit of herself again. Wasn’t fully paying attention but there was a 1News at 6 item on her.

    Probably hoping to capitalise on the US riots, she apparently tweeted that in NZ the police Armed Response Teams have shot only Maoris & pacific islanders. They actually haven’t shot anybody during the period of their (inadequate) trial.

    She’s had to apologise, & claims that it was posted in error as she was editing part of a longer message.

    The police have shot people during this period, but members of the ARTs haven’t.

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  13. lurcher1948

     /  1st June 2020

    I think Jacinda Ardern should ask the CCP, Communist China to send troops to the USA to save the people of the USA from TRUMP and his RACIST THUGS,who have vicious dogs and awesome scary weapons to kill the riff raff, normal voters and lets not MAGA night

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