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  1. Blazer

     /  6th August 2020

    Ever wondered why National and ACT hate Kiwi Bank,Kiwisaver and the Cullen Fund so much.

    Its because they retain profits in NZ .

    Because of the scale of their financial assets they are a rival for private equity.

    Private equity covets cheap public assets and risk free opportunities.

    When the Nats ruled they slashed Kiwi Saver contributions,neglected investment in the Cullen Fund and tried to stymie KB.

    No coincidence the former P.M went on to sell his holiday home to ex ANZ Chief and become the grand pooh bah at ANZ NZ.

    ACT should be an acronym for Acquiring Common Taonga.

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    • Corky

       /  6th August 2020

      Well, the Nats weren’t that successful, were they. It was that great socialist, Rob Muldoon, who scuttled what could have been a huge savings fund for NZ.

      You need to accept the fact that ACT, the previous laughing stock for some on this blog, are back.

      And worse, National now have a chance of scraping across the line…if only the leftwing media would start reporting the news in depth like the Provincial Growth Fund report.

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      • Blazer

         /  6th August 2020

        Correct ….that brought on the dancing cossacks….the fund was going to become so large it could outbid private equity…….!Can’t have that.

        Today you have fantastically wealthy national funds for Canada,Norway and Singapore to name a few.

        History merely highlights the shortcomings of selfish,entitled greed that the right promote at the expense of…’hardworking NZ’ers’.

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  2. Blazer

     /  6th August 2020

    todays sob story…dual U.K/U.S citizen thinks he will add a NZ passport to his collection…

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12353632

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    • Just another example of the PM’s empathy and caring nature.

      This man was coming here quite legally, but was caught and left stranded by the lockdown because he was taking care of the final details in the UK. The family own a house. They are not asking the government for anything.

      Today’s gloating schadenfreude from Blazer…..

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  3. Corky

     /  6th August 2020

    One reason why I have no time for Maoridom as a collective. This story has all the elements I dislike, from bs to bluster to incompentence to ignorance to bullying.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/wellington/wellington-leather-shop-huruhuru-mocked-for-using-te-reo-word-for-pubic-hair/

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    • Griff.

       /  6th August 2020

      I live in kaiwaka
      While researching the local history I found the orgin of of the name.
      I always thought it was becuse it was a portage between the east and west coast
      Not so
      It is named after the slaughter and eating of the local tribe
      Apparently after northen Maori massacred the locals in February 1826 they cooked the dead in thier canoes .

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      • Kai + waka = food in a boat. I’d have taken it to be fish (yes, I do know what kai moana means, but it’s credible that there would be two words for the same thing)

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    • Harry

       /  6th August 2020

      Interesting little story – the shop chose the name after consulting with a Maori advisory committee.

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      • Corky’s dislike of Maori collectives doesn’t extend to refusing handouts like food parcels, of course.

        There are many names for pubic hair in English, like fluff, welcome mat and muff.

        If people look at Huruhuuru and see that rather than the literal meaning, that’s their dirty minds at work.

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    • Duker

       /  6th August 2020

      My dictionary gives about 9 meaning to huru, the primary one meaning hair or brushwood or undergrowth
      huruhuru is coarse hair, bristles etc
      Another meaning huruhuru is ‘diffused glow’ which comes from a minor meaning of huru , glowing or rise of the sun.
      That was the Williams dictionary 7th Ed

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      • That shows what sort of dirty minds some people have.

        It seems also that to some people, using a Maori word is cultural appropriation, but using an English one is colonialist racism. How to have a bob each way.

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  4. duperez

     /  6th August 2020

    One reason why I have no time for Europeans as a collective. This story has all the elements I dislike, from plain dishonesty to the worst deception, bs to bluster to a total lack of empathy for other people and no regard for others but himself..

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300070045/failed-financial-adviser-barry-kloogh-jailed-for-nearly-9-years-for-16m-ponzi-scheme

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    • Duker

       /  6th August 2020

      Very good.
      You should read the individual iwis stories of how they lost their land… doesnt matter whether its 1860s or 1960s.. the common thread that runs through them all.

      We can conclude the government and the Europeans were plain dishonesty to the worst deception, bs to bluster to a total lack of empathy for other people and no regard for others but themselves.

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    • Corky

       /  6th August 2020

      There’s many things I could say about your post, starting from your strange obsession with repeating what I have written in a vain attempt to use sarcasm to point out what you would call generalisations – tainting all Maori with the same brush stroke. I have not said that.

      You then post a link to some white dude sentenced for ripping people off. One person, and as a subset of Europeans who do such things, extremely small. I wonder if his whanau wailed at his sentencing? Did they become abusive? Did they claim racism?

      So, I won’t carry on…except to provide a hint of a culture systemically incompetent. A culture that would disappear without gummint ( not all faults of their own making) support. This from Harry:

      ”Interesting little story – the shop chose the name after consulting with a Maori advisory committee.”

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  5. duperez

     /  6th August 2020

    We’re each entitled to our strange obsessions. I’m intrigued, not obsessed, by those who go through life seemingly seeing race in a situation as their initial response to anything involving people. Well, if not involves people with brown skin.

    You have ‘no time for Maoridom as a collective.’ What seems to draw your public reaction around that is when something involving Maori is seen to be wrong or not desirable in some way. naturally enough when some European does something ‘wrong’ you don’t rubbish all Europeans because European wrongdoers are such a small subset.

    Not for you the one rotten apple meaning the barrel full is rotten unless the skin is brown.
    Your cultural superiority in their configuration missed a couple of vital elements. How come the model came with so much fear of and disdain for others? Did cultural arrogance have to be part of the package? How come the flaw of obsessing about brown skinned not being up to your par?

    It reminds me of the white supremacy thing. How come white supremacists show their supreme inferiority at virtually every step?

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  6. Corky

     /  6th August 2020

    So I ring Fastway couriers for a ‘pick up.’ Sir, said the sheila, we do not go by that name anymore…we are blah blah blah. We now blah . Our service will be better blah blah and blah.

    I couldn’t give a fugg. All I wanted was a parcel picked up.

    Anyway, here’s the spin. Duker and Jacinda wouldn’t be in the running against this dude.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  6th August 2020

    WHAT A WASTE OF TIME…DOES PAUL GOLDSMITH and Ms Coliins think they are living gods….welcome to the opposition tossers,losers

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  8. Corky

     /  6th August 2020

    Wow, Judith gave it to Labour in the house. Telling them what a bunch of mediocrities they are. The clip played on talk back sounded like Judith had gone berserk. Unfortunately Winston blunted the attack with humour, and James Shaw said he would miss Winston. Winston replied calling him ”Sunshine.” Let’s hope both these hosers are looking for new employment after the election.

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    • Duker

       /  6th August 2020

      Mediocrities.?
      Considering 90% of the caucus were never Collins until they were…
      She was the mediocrity who only made it because the barrel was bare

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      • Corky

         /  6th August 2020

        Correct. But Judith is no mediocrity. She has defined the election: reality and how it is v kindness. Voters will have to decide which will put food on the table.

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