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  1. Blazer

     /  19th September 2020

    How many hardworking Kiwis can expect to make this much money in 5 years?

    ‘Property records show Ndarowa sold his Pokeno home in April for $1.091m (he had bought it for $335,000 in November 2015).-stuff

    $750,000 profit less landscaping…apx-$3000 a week profit over 5 years.

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    • David

       /  19th September 2020

      Did better than that buying Apple shares just wish had bought some Amazon shares they have done twice that. No landscaping required either.

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      • Blazer

         /  19th September 2020

        No wonder you’re loaded David.

        The average working stiff couldn’t afford to buy 2 Apple shares….believe it or….not?

        Must be too dumb,or not working hard…enough!

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      • Corky

         /  19th September 2020

        I love it. What’s the problem?

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    • I wish I had had that bloke’s foresight and bought a house in Pokeno when they were cheap.

      He could have ended up with a house in a town killed off by the new road. Mazel tov to him. He took a chance and it paid off.

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      • Duker

         /  19th September 2020

        He knew big developers were buying up big land blocks for subdivision and the council had recieved applications for development consents.

        Thats how its done , inside knowledge
        The main motorway by passed Pokeno decades before 2015

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        • Corky

           /  19th September 2020

          Can you provide a link?

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        • Fight4nz

           /  19th September 2020

          But that doesn’t sound like hard work? You sure you have that right.
          Let me see if I have this right. If you work 2 or 3 jobs on minimum wage and can’t make ends meet, and couldn’t afford to buy a spare house in Pokeno 5 years ago, that’s not working hard. But if you happen to have a spare $300,000, sign a real estate S&P, get a rental manager and someone else to do some maintenance because your mates let you know it was a sure fire investment, then you are a hard worker and deserve vastly more plus maximum tax breaks?
          Is that what you’re saying?

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        • Hardly inside knowledge if everyone knew about it; these things are public knowledge.

          There was a good chance that Pokeno would go the way of other small towns which have been bypassed.

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          • Duker

             /  19th September 2020

            False the motorway opened in early 90s.
            he bought in 2015 when developers had moved in.

            https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=3006947
            “This thriving community with the friendly atmosphere has grown in leaps and bounds since being by-passed by State Highway 1.
            Recently, new subdivisions have popped up, attracting young families, retired and professional couples wanting more land and a semi-rural lifestyle. Families with young children enjoy the close-knit community and smaller country-type schools, while other residents relish the quieter life and peaceful existence. And even if you still have to commute to Auckland, it is close to the motorway and a good drive, if you pick your times.”

            That story was 2002.

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  2. David

     /  19th September 2020

    Looks like Ardern has got us Covid free again and looking forward to going down a level on Monday. Lets hope its a zero day from the podium of truth.
    Contrast that with the island of Great Britain and what an utter mess that is.

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    • You are giving her too much credit; she didn’t even know that border workers were not being tested, and it’s obvious that that’s how it got back in even if the PM doubts it.

      The credit should go to the people who exposed this fiasco. Without that, the tests could well still be a non-event.

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      • Duker

         /  19th September 2020

        Thats what Jacinda has already said ….credit is for the team of 5 million…..hahahahaha

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        • With her making the captain’s calls, using her ‘instinct’ rather than ‘science and evidence’, that override all else, of course…yes, she did use those words and is on record saying them.

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          • Blazer

             /  19th September 2020

            produce your…evidence.

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          • Duker

             /  19th September 2020

            Yep , I’m sure that’s more 1m distancing

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          • Duker

             /  19th September 2020

            At no point did the science and evidence say in absolute terms that this is exactly what needs to happen and this is the exact point at which it needs to happen,” she told The Spinoff.
            All she’s saying is the evidence was vague rather than ‘exactly’ what needed to be done.
            While Seymour did say that a mere Associate Education Minisiter ‘wasnt enough’ when discussing why he turned it down.
            Wasn’t enough…. Is clear and straightforward but one person tried to invent a different meaning
            Wouldn’t it be great if Collins had a poll bounce came at Acts expense…..that deserves a cold cup of tea..
            Meanwhile the Heralds Business Editor describes the temp tax cuts as a RORT

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  19th September 2020

    Maori Language Week – dull, hideous, socialist conformity on full display. With criminal Maori gangs just the other side of the same coin.

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    • You forgot virtue signalling.

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    • Duker

       /  19th September 2020

      Its voluntary….. so its libertarian…

      1..2..3… watch for pointless diversion in reply

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  19th September 2020

        Conformity is always voluntary until it isn’t.

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      • Corky

         /  19th September 2020

        2 4 6 8 there’s no choice when Simon grates.

        I feel sorry for employees who are forced into this pantomime. It’s bs and no one is prepared to call it.

        Meanwhile, Jack Tame, who’s more woke than a candy floss stall at a gay Mardee-Gra, believes we should change our name to Aotearoa. While I think the name is cool, here’s my problem with this issue:

        The mana of our country resides with the name New Zealand. If we change it to Aotearoa, we just become another Pacific Island nation lumped in with the others.

        The world knows the name New Zealand. They know about Kiwis. Our shared history is under the name New Zealand. And dare`I say it? OK…they know it’s a country run by Whitey, so there’s the stability aspect

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  19th September 2020

          Indigenous culture is a gravy train for the elite and a lifetime dead end for the masses.

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          • Corky

             /  19th September 2020

            So true. The masses will never see the inside of a BMW dealership. They will never taste the delightful food cooked by a Michelin chef.

            Their lot will be cabbage and mince and a Toyota with bald tyres for transport.

            Meanwhile the elite gorge themselves silly. They can’t believe how just being a Maori could be so lucrative.

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            • Blazer

               /  19th September 2020

              ‘So true. The masses will never see the inside of a BMW dealership. They will never taste the delightful food cooked by a Michelin chef.’

              Who do you think cleans the inside of a BMW dealership….who do you think the kitchen hands are ….Ramsey,Blumenthal,Oliver!

            • Corky

               /  19th September 2020

              [Deleted] Thankfully YNZ acts as a cathartic agent for releasing negative emotional energy around wealth…and the have-nots.

          • Blazer

             /  19th September 2020

            Are these masses’ all loony lefties Al?

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  19th September 2020

              Some are loony, some are Lefty, most are lost souls trapped in backwaters.

    • Fight4nz

       /  19th September 2020

      Don’t hold back Archie Bunker 😂

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  19th September 2020

        The old bugger was a lot more entertaining than our crop of Lefty sycophants.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  19th September 2020

    “Liberal” US Supreme Court judge Ginsberg has died. That will hype up the election there even more.

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    • Duker

       /  19th September 2020

      yes . It will be time for the ‘McConnell rule’ to be ditched -that in election year a President shouldnt get his nominee considered by the Senate- which was what happened for Obamas choice when Scalia died in Feb 2016
      This time its only 6 weeks before an election…..

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  19th September 2020

        All’s fair in political warfare – like the Dems’ pledge to can the filibuster when it inconveniences them and pretty much everything else Pelosi got up to in the last two years.

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        • artcroft

           /  19th September 2020

          Yeah winner take all and to hell with the other side. MAGA. Shame the other side is American as well.

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        • Duker

           /  19th September 2020

          It was the McConnell who canned the Supreme Court filibuster in 2017…[Deleted – if you keep making generalised attacks on others here (or any sort of attacks for that matter) I’ll just bin the whole comment, I’m sick of personal targeting. PG]
          The ‘nominal filibuster’ is gone , but actual old style talkathons can still happen as one senator talked for 16 hrs on Gorsuch nomination.
          theres not much time before Senate adjourns for the election period , maybe a week or 2 ?

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  19th September 2020

            The “nominal” filibuster is not gone except for SC appointments but Dems say they will gone it. [Deleted]

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            • Duker

               /  19th September 2020

              I just said McConnell removed the SC normal filibuster. …and said so himself
              https://www.npr.org/2017/04/06/522847700/senate-pulls-nuclear-trigger-to-ease-gorsuch-confirmation
              By a simple majority vote, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set a new precedent in the Senate that will ease the confirmation for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Friday, after 30 more hours of debate on the floor.

              This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court justice,” said McConnell in a closing floor speech.

  5. Corky

     /  19th September 2020

    Here’s an article so rich with ironies it blows me away/

    Starting with Jones and Jacinda understanding from personal experience why, if I wasn’t a libertarian, I would vote against the legalisation of cannabis.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/09/cannabis-referendum-shane-jones-voting-no-because-the-greens-are-voting-yes.html

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