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  1. lurcher1948

     /  8th September 2020

    Wow,if you want to fire up people from the right,insult Donald Trump but baring that have a new holiday “Matariki”, gasp horror and its Maori.To appease business remove queens birthday as it’s not important.😀

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  8th September 2020

    Truckies telling it like it is:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/300101805/truckers-demand-billiondollar-spend-to-fix-dilapidated-roads

    The Paihia – Haruru snippet is an absolute disgrace for a tourist section. Deep ruts where they have cut drains and never filled them properly. And the seal in many places around here is just a mess – missing in action as soon as it was laid.

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  8th September 2020

    Nats promise a meths programme to get addicts off P. Labour promises to make Matariki a holiday. That sums up the difference.

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    • duperez

       /  8th September 2020

      Why is methamphetamine a problem in our society? What has led to the situation?

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      • Jack

         /  8th September 2020

        When members of a cult lose the plot because they’re upset about theirs being stupid and where individuals are not thinking for themselves because they are spiritually beholden to their cult/emotionally lazy. The same scenario applies with any societal problem.

        Giving us Matariki is going to endow us with respect for a pagan religion – Te Ao Maori? A dreadful idea. Even so, I would rather Matariki than Queen’s b-day if we had to choose. I see more of a way forward with Matariki

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    • Blazer

       /  8th September 2020

      its just …occurred to …both of them.

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    • Duker

       /  8th September 2020

      “Nats promise a meths programme to get addicts off P”
      Stolen from labours policy recently, it was classed as ‘mental health’ issue in that big funding boost

      After 9 years of neglect the Nats had squeezed all the addiction services so that places were cut back.
      of course money will be taken from other mental health areas to fund The Nats new programs , as always

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    • Harry

       /  9th September 2020

      National recycles tired, useless promises to win the War on Some Drugs. Yawn.

      The only intelligent approach to recreational drugs is to legalize them all. Governments have no business telling people how they can get high.

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  8th September 2020

    Alan along with removing meal breaks and removing the healthy homes act,Ms Collins is on a roll,down the slope towards defeat

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    • Duker

       /  8th September 2020

      Defeat ?…their main aim now is to pander to donors and raise money, that otherwise might go to act.
      National since Don Brashs time is a fund raising operation with a political element on the side.

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    • How many times does Lurch have to be told that Judith Collins has said NOTHING about removing the HHA ? She merely said that having a heat pump won’t pay for the cost of running it, which is true.

      When did workers in modern history have to go without meal breaks except when they had unscrupulous employers like an Austrian one I had here who made us work through and then deducted 30 minutes pay for the break that we hadn’t had…when LABOUR was the government ?

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      • The people who want heatpumps installed in rented houses seem to imagine that these cost nothing to run. Or do they want the landlord to pay the power bill ?

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        • Duker

           /  8th September 2020

          Heating in winter is essential for almost all the country except maybe the far north.
          heat pump gives more heating for the $ , far better than leaving the stove on or those awful gas heaters which leave the house damp
          Next you will say a stove isnt essential as people can supply their own hot plate or eat out

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      • Blazer

         /  8th September 2020

        So if National was in Govt your Austrian employer would have turned into a saint….typical ‘logic’ from…you.

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    • Harry

       /  9th September 2020

      Ah yes, Bomber Bradbury venting against landlords again, all of whom are “greedy scum” – no exceptions. When he has finished, he will go back to having hysterics over the “climate emergency”.

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      • Blazer

         /  9th September 2020

        Not all landlords are ‘greedy scum’….but about 90% of them spoil it for all the…rest.

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  6. Another case of a politician seeming to think that rules for others don’t apply to them.

    NZ First leader Winston Peters has been snapped taking a sneaky smoko break on Otago University’s Dunedin campus today, breaking its no-smoking rules.

    The video of the deputy PM taking a cheeky puff in front of a no-smoking sign along with two other men is circulation on social media with the tagline, “Apparently smokefree policy only applies to some.”

    All three men in the video are smoking in the alley between the Robertson Library and the Owheo Building near Union St East just after 1pm.

    The post has resulted in a mix of opinions, with some supporting Peters saying he has already said smokefree NZ would never work and that people shouldn’t be dictated to.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12362931

    A politician saying something would never work or that people shouldn’t be dictated to are very poor excuses.

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