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  2. Corky

     /  3rd August 2020

    I’m a beneficiary of this Trust Board, but I think it’s wrong that council has ceded some of their responsibilities to Iwi. Are Iwi being paid? Who is libel should someone file court proceedings?

    What we are seeing is the dismantling of democracy as we know it. I can’t remember ratepayers voting for a quasi subsidiary of the council.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/08/council-hands-off-functions-to-iwi-for-the-first-time.html

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  3rd August 2020

      Follow the money. The iwi could have monitored water quality whenever they liked but now the ratepayers are paying them for it. And having captured a now uncontested market the price will surely rise.

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  3rd August 2020

        Sounds like normal business practice, I’ve never known business to give up a monopoly voluntarily.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  3rd August 2020

          Normal business practice would be to set up a company and compete for the contract. Or in this case which is surely only a few hours work per week an individual would be hired to do it.

          But here we have a political exercise and favoured nation operating in a very bizarre fashion.

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  3. Blazer

     /  3rd August 2020

    treat these people ,the same way people in their position would be treated in their own countries.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/122307774/backpackers-beg-for-visa-extension-fearing-covid19-if-they-have-to-leave-nz

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  3rd August 2020

    Mr John Banks,is flying the flag for the people aligned to the right,on National Magic radio…a new ringmaster but the same general hatred of Prime Minister Ardern…around and around the frustration from the right grows

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    • Corky

       /  3rd August 2020

      I’m just listen to the woman@ No3 on the ACT list. A quality interview. Banksie is a star. One of the greatest RIGHTIES our nation has produced.

      After listening to this woman, Banksie has opined that she will be in parliment and maybe we need more Maori woman with 4 kids in parliment.

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      • Blazer

         /  3rd August 2020

        what would he know….a disgusting individual.

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      • Corky, please do John Banks the basic courtesy of using his real name.

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        • Duker

           /  3rd August 2020

          What about John Banks son … born out of wedlock, was he allowed to have his fathers name, some other details showed Banks as the ‘upstanding politician’ was re inventing himself

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          • Corky

             /  3rd August 2020

            Banksie has said on numerous occasions that’s how he likes to be addressed.
            However, never with a Y when written. Some people like to play to Pete. As to his son, didn’t he want the mother to have an abortion? Wasn’t that a responsible position to take given he didn’t want to be a dad? We see the results of unwanted children everyday in our society.

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            • If he says so, that’s different.

              Does Mike Hosking call himself ‘Mikey’ ?

            • Duker

               /  4th August 2020

              Corky is quite right.
              His fund raising cheques he collected personally said Team Banksy, despite him signing his election return as every single large donation was anonymous

      • Corky

         /  3rd August 2020

        ON…TO..IT!

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        • Blazer

           /  4th August 2020

          Banks is now irrelevant…and [deleted unsupported personal assertion]

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  5. Blazer

     /  3rd August 2020

    for Al…

    ‘”For the habitual truth-teller and truth-seeker, indeed, the world has very little liking. He is always unpopular, and not infrequently his unpopularity is so excessive that it endangers his life . . . In no field can he count upon a friendly audience, and freedom from assault. Especially in the United States is his whole enterprise viewed with bilious eye. The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

    __ H.L. Mencken

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  3rd August 2020

      Trump is clearly the most detested politician in the US, B, and Obama the most admired.

      Think that fits?

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    • Pink David

       /  3rd August 2020

      I used to think Mencken was too cynical. I don’t anymore.

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd August 2020

    Environmental alarmism debunked by an honest environmentalist.
    https://reason.com/2020/08/01/the-global-environmental-apocalypse-has-been-canceled/

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  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd August 2020

    Teacher tribunal supports little shits rather than teacher:
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12353136

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    • Corky

       /  3rd August 2020

      ”The decision said Cooney was often used at John Paul College to help other teachers when they were having difficulty with managing students’ difficult behaviour.”

      How fucking sad is that?

      All these little pricks need is a couple of warnings then the bash. No wonder the latest report has teachers under huge stress leading to illness. Yeah, because they can’t do anything to control the kids.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  3rd August 2020

        Little shits claim emotional harm from being disciplined. Yeah, right. Their emotional harm obviously long predates that and they are busy passing it on to others.

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        • The idea of adults beating children up is abhorrent.

          Discipline and violence are not synonyms. The use of the expression ‘the bash’ as an acceptable way for an adult to treat a child says something about Corky.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  3rd August 2020

            A 79 year old woman is not likely to cause a strapping teenager much damage.

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            • Duker

               /  3rd August 2020

              “, one of the students started to laugh. Cooney slapped the student across his cheek with her right hand ”

              She shouldn’t even be in the classroom if she cant retaliate in those circumstances.
              From the sub context. she seems to be the ‘discipline teacher’ and I dont think its the first time, and would have been teaching in an era with the strap sitting on her desk to be used on face and hands etc immediately.
              A friend of mine had the strap across the face …its out and out brutality

            • Corky

               /  3rd August 2020

              You are talking crap, Duker. A simple question: should a child after TWO WARNINGS be disciplined with corporal punishment…or should the teacher accept she/he will just have to put up with a misbehaving child?

              Your answer will have wider national ramifications.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  3rd August 2020

    Oops i forgot ACT want to rescind minimum wages, slaves you will earn less….thank David Seymour but you can have an AR15 under ACT

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  9. Blazer

     /  3rd August 2020

    Just one example…Harvey Norman -record earnings -special 6c a share dividend.

    Received 12.75 mil from the NZ Govt..though.

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  10. Alan Wilkinson

     /  3rd August 2020

    Stuff seems to have been running a good exposé of Gymnastics NZ. Some nasty people at the top from the accounts.

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