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Wednesday, 20 September

00:19

Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to totally destroy the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a rocket man. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world []

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00:03

Salvage: Obama and Blair to Return? by G Squared "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Next month, Obama is holding a World Leaders Conference in Chicago. He is desperately attempting to salvage The Clintonised Democratic Party, before the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections.     He is the only Champion and Message The Dems. and their remnant cohorts have.     Expect the war criminal and liar Tony Blair, to also []

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00:00

Lets go back just over a decade to take a peek at Comrade Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What was New Zealands possible future Prime Minister, Comrade Jacinda doing eleven years ago? Lets take a trip down memory lane to a blog post on The Standard that has a fascinating tale to tell. January 31st, 2008 Jacinda Ardern was 27 years old and something big had just happened in her life. At that time []

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Tuesday, 19 September

23:30

The more I hear about poverty in NZ the less I believe it "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Malnutrition is putting twice as many kids in hospital compared with 10 years ago, as food prices continue to bite into household incomes. Child hospitalisation data shows around 120 children a year now have overnight stays due to nutritional deficiencies and anaemia, compared to an average 60 a decade ago. Doctors say poor nutrition is []

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23:15

Welcome to Whaleoil come on in "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to Whaleoil Elections always bring many new eyeballs to New Zealands largest and most popular blog and we have noticed you checking us out. We can be politically incorrect but as you have discovered after reading Whaleoil for a while now we are not at all what you were led to expect. We have []

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23:00

More spending sign of failure "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The opposition and many on the left focus on how much the government spends.

How much matters but not nearly as much as how well.

More spending isnt always better spending.

More spending can be wasteful.

More spending can be entrenching dependency rather than helping people towards independence.

Bill English says:

Our opponents think caring is promising more money.

But the need for more spending is often a sign of failure, not success.

I call it servicing misery.

Our aim is simple, to change lives.


Filed under: politics Tagged: Bill English ...

23:00

Dirty Politics Podcast Episode 11 Pre-election predictions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to episode 11 of our Dirty Politics Podcasts. In this episode, Simon Lusk and I discuss what may..or may not happen on election night and the days after as results become known. This is the first episode where I have outsourced the editing to the guys at Sound Box to give a more professional []

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22:30

Jim Bolger comes good "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rachel Kevlar Smalley interviewed Jim Bolger yesterday morning, clearly hoping that he would go all feral on National with his revision of history. It didnt pan out that way and shortly after he endorsed Bill English she hurriedly finished the interview by claiming she was out of time. Jim Bolger is warning voters off making their []

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22:20

Should all potential MPs be investigated? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

How much should MPs or possible future MPs be investigated? Last week Newsroom published a number of stories about National MP Joan Yang: Newsroom Investigation: National MP trained by Chinese spies National: no idea of SIS inquiry into Yang  Chinas soft power push On standards in public life, and Jian Yang Questions hang over National []

22:00

With Labours tax plans on hold, how big is their fiscal hole now? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post Aunty Helens sock-puppet, Jacinda Ardern and her fellow travellers, along with their media bouncers, are claiming and hoping the Tax Issue has gone away, to be dealt with in a more mature way on some future, brighter day. It hasnt. Because its only half the equation. You cant simply wish away your public-relations []

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21:48

Quote of the Day: On racism "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Racism negates two aspects of man's life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. 
~ Ayn Rand

.

21:46

If Greens reduce cow numbers by 30% "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

farmers have a solution. Greens have often said they want to reduce cow numbers by up to 30%. Farmers rallied in Morrinsville on Tuesday, concerned about what may happen if Greens and Labour get into government and force a reduction in cow numbers. But they threatened a response if they have to reduce cow []

21:30

Go on Hillary, make Trumps day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hillary Clinton is getting all postured and is now suggesting she might contest the election result in court. Of course it was an interview on the Clinton News Network. In interviews over the last week surrounding the release of her 2016 memoir What Happened, Hillary Clinton has been hugely critical of President Donald Trump. Shes []

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21:28

A full of bull election "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This election campaign has been full of bullshit there has been a lot of deliberate misinformation, and many false and misleading claims. All the larger parties have been guilty of this. Some of the biggest bluster has come from National, and it continues. Newshub:  Steven Joyce still backing Labours alleged $11.7b fiscal hole Steven []

21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.  Sophia Loren who celebrates her 83rd birthday today.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Sophia Loren

20:45

Green Party fully costed policy manifesto "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Greens have published a fully costed policy manifesto, but this doesnt tell us what any coalition deal that combines election promises would cost. The Green Party today published its fully costed policy manifesto along with an independent analysis of its fiscal implications. The independent fiscal analysis, by economics consultancy Infometrics using Treasury data, shows that in government []

20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is a thin line between madman and genius.  And as it turns out, there is also a thin line between cheeky and being a bint. Bill Englishs campaign stop at a Blenheim cafe has been gatecrashed by the local Labour candidate who approached the National Party leader before he made a swift exit. []

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20:28

no choice but to totally destroy North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

In his first speech to the United Nations President Donald Trump blasted rogue regimes including North Korea, Iran and Syria and threatened to totally destroy North Korea. He has promoted his threat on Twitter: Thehas great strength & patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is indigent (adj) 1. Experiencing want or need; impoverished: distributed food to indigent families. 2. (Archaic) Lacking or deficient. (noun) A poor or destitute person. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Circa 1400, from Old French indigent poor, needy, from Latin indigentem in want of, needing. As a []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 20 14 The buyer haggles over the price, saying, Its worthless, then brags about getting a bargain!

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19:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

19:15

Media watch Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

20 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

19:10

Open Forum Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

20 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

14:05

World watch Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Tuesday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:01

September 20 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

451  The Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetiuss victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat, is considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world.

524 Kan Balam I, ruler of Maya state of Palenque, was born (d. 583).

1187  Saladin began the Siege of Jerusalem.

1378  Cardinal Robert of Geneva, known as the Butcher of Cesena, was elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.

1519 Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Sanlcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1633  Galileo Galilei was tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.

1697 The Treaty of Rijswijk was signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years War (168897)

1737  The finish of the Walking Purchase which forced the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1835  Farroupilhas Revolution began in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

1842  James Dewar, Scottish chemist, was born (d. 1923).

1848  The American Association for the Advancement of Science was created.

1854 Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeated Russians in the Crimea.

1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ended with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.

1860  The Prince of Wales (later King...

12:24

Bitmoney.eu expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It is only a matter of time now before cryptocurrencies become completely mainstream. Bitcoin is far more advanced when compared to other cryptocurrencies. Bitmoney.eu, an online bitcoin-purchasing platform, is looking to be at the very front of this shift towards a crypto-economy. Bitcoin is a secure and private way to hold money while also guaranteeing Continue reading Bitmoney.eu expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers

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09:38

Womens Suffrage Day: 19 September "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Let not babies, the wash tub or even dinner, prevent women from going. Franchise activist, Amey Daldy, encouraging women to vote in 1893 Votes for women By Roger Childs 124 years ago women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. We were the first country to pass such a law, however in the US []

09:23

Poll: Davis leads Harawira easily "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

According to a Newshub/Reid Research poll  Hone Harawira isnt close to winning back his Te Tai Tokerau seat off Kelvin Davis. Kelvin Davis (Labour) 67.4% Hone Harawira (Mana) 30.3% Godfrey Rudolf (Green) 2.3% Davis got 43.90% in the 2014 election to Harawiras 40.53, with the Maori Party candidate getting 11.65% and an independent getting 2.05%. []

08:57

Climate debate "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

ndrew BaileyWWF has organised an election climate debate, starting tonight at 7 pm. We know its 100% possible to unlock a safe climate future for all New Zealanders. Climate action is bigger than politics  but its election season right now. Will political parties come together to set a course for a 100% renewable energy, zero carbon future? Or will climate []

08:31

Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An intriguing post from Ele, she uses teaching to draw a parrell with Labours water tax. It is intriguing and broadly Adam agrees. The imagery is excellent.

Homepaddock

Why dont we tax teachers and use the money to tackle the tail of kids who fail at school?

That wouldnt be fair, there are many reasons for children failing, you cant hold all teachers responsible.

There are many reasons for the degradation of water quality, but you say its fair to tax all irrigators to clean it up. You could use the money for professional development for teachers who arent performing.

Thats ridiculous, you couldnt take money from good teachers to upskill the bad. its not their responsibility, thats up to principals or the ministry.

But Labour plans to take money from all irrigators and use some to bring poor performers up to standard even though regional councils already have the powers to make them comply.

And what about the teachers who are already doing everything they should, and spending their own money on further education. You cant expect them

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08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:44

New Zealand: One Pipeline Rupture Later "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Update: New Zealand Military Deploying for Fuel Transportation Update: Air New Zealand Restricting Ticket Sales, Cargo Reduced New Zealand is a funny place. It sort of pretends to be a modern, first world sort of place, when in actuality, its a hairs width away from infrastructure collapse at all times. Combine the shell-be-right []

07:30

Labours Chief of Staff doesnt believe in freedom of speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Nats seem pretty comfortable with pretty communist sign. If anyone at Labour event had a sign like this Id tell them to take it down. pic.twitter.com/CvZPV68hUG Neale Jones (@nealejones) September 18, 2017 The only thing that one can conclude is that former union bovver boy, Neale Jones, doesnt believe that people can attend a []

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07:24

Quotation for Today -19/09/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Lawfare

Someone said to Socrates, Michel de Montaigne memorably related, that a certain man had grown no better in his travels. Socrates replied: I should think not. He took himself along with him.


07:06

New Zealand & the Hunt for Taxes "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

QUESTION:  Hi Martin,

Firstly I appreciate your insight into world events. I dont see anyone else coming even close to what you do.

In New Zealand we are facing an election and taxation is a big topic. Labour on the left has appointed a new, young, female leader who has wide appeal. She is hedging on Labours taxation policy but its known they favour capital gains taxes business, property, inheritance, you name it. I saw an article that Illinois is experiencing massive flight of wealth due to taxes. Will people run out of options for places to go or is the world in general headed towards mass taxation?

Thanks for your time.

PJ

ANSWER: Yes,  Jacinda Ardern is a desperate attempt to raise Marxism to its former glory. The Labour Party fell to below 30% in the polls so they put a young girl up front to gain votes. It is also true that Illinois is a complete disaster. I wrote about how they should just dissolve the state because they cannot even go bankrupt on their government pensions. It is true that every five minutes someone leaves Illinois. The most recent poll revealed that 47% of people in Illinois wanted to leave the state. Property values will collapse in Illinois because there is a mass exodus and no buyers unless they are oblivious to what is taking place. This is how Rome fell from a population of 1 million to 15,000. People just walked away from their property.

Marxism has destroyed the world economy and caused the deaths of countless millions of people all for a theory that has never worked. We are facing the darkest hours in this collapse of socialism. Make no mistake, there are plenty of people who have been brainwashed to believe it is the rich causing this rather than the greed of politicians. It is the government pensions in Illinois that has destroyed the State. They prefer to say the rich do not pay their fair share but government always needs more and more. So that share never ends until it reaches 100%.

This w...

07:00

Farmers feel like Jacinda is coming for them with one of those arm-long gloves on "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Even though this election looks like its going down to the wire, history would suggest this country has fashioned a fine record of not re-electing three term governments to a fourth. Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley (1990-99) and Helen Clarke (1999-2008) bear testament to the fact. Take away the aberration of the tumultuous, transformational, two-term []

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06:45

Lake Horowhenua Retrial "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Retrial this week of Philip Dean Taueki for trespassing on his own land  By Veronica Harrod Horowhenua correspondent Lake Horowhenua beneficial owner Philip Dean Taueki faces retrial for trespass in Levin District Court this Thursday (September 21) despite having been acquitted of two previous charges of trespass. Even though Taueki lives on Maori freehold land beside the lake, []

06:30

The Corruption of Compassion and the Contagion of Euthanasia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This below article argues that the more our western culture sends the message that some lives are less valuable than others, the more some people will internalise the message and decide to commit suicide. It argues that Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws have the side effect of spreading the psychological contagion of suicide. In Canada, natural death []

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06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Mumpish  sullenly angry; sulky; depressed in spirits; mopey.


Filed under: language Tagged: mumpish

06:00

ACTs strategy towards NZ First is remarkable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

New Zealand First members putting around rumours about Winston Peters should put up proof or shut up, ACT leader David Seymour says If these people including former candidates have proof of their serious allegations they should release it to the public. Otherwise they should shut up and let Winston Peters be judged on his very []

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05:30

Eating Chocolate causes Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

However, if you drive to the supermarket in your Electric Vehicle to buy the chocolate you are ethically carbon neutral, so no need to confess to your therapist about the guilt trip. [] LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, []

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05:24

TIME FOR ME TO GET OFF THE 'POT' ... YOU READ IT FIRST "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

OK, prediction time.   Yes, I'm a National Party activist but I think I know enough about politics to be able to edit out my subjective bias from these predictions.   Anyway (and acknowledging five days in politics is a long, long time) this is how I read it.

The polls are up and down like the proverbial 'whores drawers' and from that I adduce the two main parties are probably within spitting distance of each other.   Two weeks ago I would have said the momentum was with Labour; that momentum appears to have stalled with confusion around their tax policy and especially their water tax policy.    The other thing I take from the polls is that the Greens are trending up while Winston First is trending down.    I see these as important factors in making my predictions.

Two other points to consider in making these predictions.   I assess the 'wasted vote' (ToP plus rats and mice) to be in the order of 3-4%.   Given that you can effectively add 1.5% to both the National and Labour Party Vote.   That 1.5% could be crucial.    Second, I see the Maori Party as being edited out of the conversation.     Looking at National's options and Winston has made it clear his distaste for the Maori Party as race based while, for the socialists, any accommodation with the Maori Party could come back to bite in the Maori seats held by Labour.

Having said all that and my predictions (in order of probability) are  #1 ... a Labour/Greens coalition and #2 ... a National/ACT/NZ First coalition and #3 ...  a Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition.

Looking at each of these in a turn and to my good friend Psycho Milt yes, you can buy me a beer anytime.     A Labour/Greens coalition became more likely once Me Tu resigned.    Her anarchist tendencies would have created huge tensions around the cabinet table and one senses the Greens are reverting to a more environmental focus with her departure.   That Labour can handle.   But there will be tensions.   Ztev is Labour's bovver boy blogger.   On Kiwiblog he said (with a hint of malice) the best the Greens could hope for would be a ministerial position outside of cabinet.   So is Labour  going to play hardball?   Gonna be interesting to see whether the Greens, forever the...

05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

MEMO | Animation Short Film 2017 GOBELINS from GOBELINS pro on Vimeo.

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04:48

James Shaw is a wanker "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


The delightful prospect of the country seeing the back of the Green Party after they fall below 5% on Saturday and depart the precincts of Parliament is given added importance by their continuing and rank hypocrisy.

Latest example from a top drawer of top-class chutzpah to choose from is their response to the damaged oil pipeline running south from Marsden Point that now holds Aucklands airport hostage: Green Party undertaker James Shaw (to whom it may fall to take out the partys corpse, fingers crossed), leapt into the fray to say that

the government's failure to provide [this] critical infrastructure was negligent the government has a role in ensuring we've got fuel security," he said.

Can you smell the same stale stench of sanctimony there that I can?

At the same time as he and his colleagues in the Green movement talk about oil use as an addiction and protest every drop of oil taken out of the ground oil drilling is mad, they say it must be stopped for the sake of the children and do everything they possibly can to make the production of power and the refining of fuel more difficult and more and more expensive; everything they can to raise costs and taxes on fuel; everything they can to make fuel more expensive and, with the RMA they support, to make construction of infrastructure and pipelies more costly and more uncertain; cheering loudly every time Lucy Lawless lambasts Shell or their own protests help sink a new pipeline even as this anti-energy anti-industry zealot waves his anti-oil flag so flagrantly in our faces he has the gall to lecture in public about fuel security in a way that looks like he would know about or would value such a thing.

What a wanker.

An insult to those who do.

Let us hope after Saturday we wil never hear from him or his fellow luddites again.

It is the one thing about this election worth looking forward to.

.

04:30

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts like political campaign ads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If Whaleoil wrote subscription posts in the same way that New Zealand political campaign ads are written how they would sound would depend on which political party we were imitating. If we copied the National Party our ad would sound like this Whaleoil will deliver a better blog for all New Zealanders The choice is []

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03:44

BLOODY HELL! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Comrade Peoples Princess has joined her media party mates in calling National responsible for the serious disruptions resulting from the kerosene pipe line failure.

Back in the early 1980s the refinery that was the target for everyone opposed to National and the "think big" response to a world energy crisis caused by manipulation of world fuel prices and delivery by OPEC.

In moves that the socialist left decried from the most socialist PM National ever produced included some very extreme tactical opposition to The Clyde Dam, The Motunui Ethanol Plant, expansion of Glenbrook steel plant and of course the revamp of the NZ Refining outfit at Marsden Point near Whangarei.
In the later death throws of Muldoon's classic interventionist policies that The Then Labour Party opposed vehemently and now under the peoples Princess have given new life to, the daft idiot thinks if she can upgrade The Tauranga Line to "fast Rail" for a mere twenty million a second pipeline from the refinery to AKL will be a doddle.

Here is a News Update Cindy Darling.
Back in 1980 there was no bloody RMA for wet dreaming socialists to ejaculate over and the now failed pipe was installed in under a year go to woah.
Any attempt to lay a second pipe as back up and augmentation in response to the exponential increase of demand will cost more in consent costs than the original and will take a decade to get to completion.

That is what some of the more nave thought Mr Key was gunner sort out, but then what would the shiney arses do for a living then.

Some more news Cindy darl, the freakin pipe is owned by NZ Refining a monopolistic entity owned and operated by big oil, yep them same dudes who your new luvvie mates inhabiting the melon patch continually undermine and condemn for ruining the planet. Never to a degree the hippycritters will ever avoid using the satanic bad buggers conveniences in frequent travel though.

Inconvenient truth is struggling to break through the pack-ice of  socialist and their media enablers desire to somehow project National as responsible for what is for some a total disaster.

03:30

What on earth did Anna Marge Lorck say at Karamu High School? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The tipline has been running hot about Labours Hawkes Bay Home-wrecker candidate in Tukituki, Anna Marge Lorck forgetting she needs to be nice to voters and saying some pretty interesting things to people/students at Karamu High School in Hastings last week. We have several versions of the story and we would like to fact check []

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03:00

The Greens achieve the impossible: Make Nick Smith look good! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Claims by the Green Party that its polls show it is going to win the Nelson seat this Saturday shows just how desperate they have become since their slump in the polls says Nelson MP Nick Smith. The Green Party is push polling in an attempt to manipulate Saturdays result with alternative facts in the []

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02:30

Paula Bennett explains why there is no Ministry for Men "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Womens Minister Paula Bennett is encouraging all New Zealanders to take some time tomorrow, on Suffrage Day, to reflect on womens rights in New Zealand. Im so proud to live in a country that was the first in the world to give women the vote. I hope all New Zealanders take time to reflect on []

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02:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Guiney misses out on selection Hugh Stringleman:

One long-serving director and two newcomers are the preferred candidates for three Fonterra board seats this year leaving sitting board member Leonie Guiney out in the cold.

They were former Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman and nine-year director John Monaghan, of Wairarapa, former Deer Industry New Zealand chairman and farm consultant Andy Macfarlane of Mid-Canterbury and PWC partner and National Fieldays Society board member Brent Goldsack, of Waikato.

The three were named as independent nomination process candidates for three vacancies among seven farmer-director seats on the Fonterra board. . .

Palmerston North farmer Peter Bills owns more machines than most Samantha Tennent:

Not many contractors or services agents come through the gate of Te Rata Farm at Linton, owned by Peter and Kim Bills. The Bills try to be as self-sufficient as possible across their business.

The Bills run a pretty taut ship, keeping costs down by doing all their own cultivation, mowing and bailing. They admit they own more gear than the average 260-cow farm; almost the only piece of equipment they dont have is a harvester.

It keeps costs down for us but more importantly we arent relying on a contractor to get the work done. . .

Weather hits somber pea growers Annette Scott:

Theres been no compensation for Wairarapa pea growers heading into their second season of a two-year pea moratorium.

And on top of wet weather that meant they could not get crops in the ground put farmers in a pretty sombre mood, Wairarapa cropping farmer Karen Williams said.

Williams, the 2017 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year, was an integral part of the grower group working alongside farmers and the Ministry for Primary Industries in the pea weevil response. . .

Restrictions lifted on feijoas in Taranaki after being cleared of myrtle rust threat Gerald Piddock:...

01:58

Coal plant proposal for PNG city a poor option NGO "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Lae, Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades

Radio New Zealand | 19 September, 2017 

A proposal for a coal-fired power plant in Lae is a poor economic and environmental option, according to an anti-coal group in Papua New Guinea.

The proposal by Mayur Resources to build a plant on the Lae Tidal Basin has lingered for a couple of years, but failed to get a purchase agreement from PNG Power.

However Mayur had approval from PNG Ports through its re-development of Laes important port area.

But Chris Lahberger from Nogat Coal PNG said the government knew that a coal plant was not an efficient way to generate energy.

But it just looks awful as well, as PNG is a signatory to the Paris (Climate) Agreement to go one hundred percent renewable, and a coal mine with a forty year life span, Mr Lahberger said.

Mayur are now suggesting that the life span of this coal plant to be fifteen years. But the economics of that just doesnt stack up. Like you would not make your money back from your investment if you r...

01:50

100 Days at Tutere Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Amazing work over three months! By Kate Hartmann If you say 100 Day Project really quickly and you dont think too deeply about what that might actually entail, then it doesnt seem that big a deal! Fast forward to the set up and hanging of the resulting exhibition, 6 x 100 and it felt like []

01:30

No fuel? Flight cancelled? Thank the Resource Management ACT "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The RMA is the real culprit of the current fuel crisis, says ACT deputy leader Beth Houlbrooke, who worked as PA to the project director during the pipelines installation in 1982. This is just another example of the infrastructure failure that National has allowed to grow over time, due to their reluctance to tackle flawed []

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01:25

Comment of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

"Under Herr Hitler, the Germans invaded other countries and made the people of other countries miserable. Under his daughter, Frau Merkel, the Germans invade their own country and make their own people miserable. It seems like German rulers love invasions so much that if they can't invade other countries, they invade their own country."


Whence came this comment?

Who cares?

00:30

What does the Dave say? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A reader sent this in with a request to have some fun with it.  So we have two choices for you, one where David is still on the sign, and one where it is totally blank.  Remember not to upset the mods.  Funny, not nasty.  Heres one that just has to be ticked off.  Someone []

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00:00

Her Facebook page doesnt match the news articles narrative "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I am not going to make this a crybaby of the week post because the topic of the news article, solo mum Kellie Edmonds has chosen to work full-time to support her five children. That is to be admired not criticised and I am also well aware of how journalists will use a persons story []

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Monday, 18 September

23:47

Jesus H. Christ! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This is painful to watch, so Ill summarize it and spare you.

Ron Wyatt, biblical fantasist extraordinaire, claims to have found dried blood in the rocks below the place where Jesus was crucified. He took it to an Israeli lab where they reconstituted it, and then cultured it in a growth medium, and discovered that the blood was still alive. A miracle! Especially since if you took some old rock scrapings and threw them in growth medium you probably would get something to growit just wouldnt be human cells.

Then, further, they looked at it under a microscope and counted the chromosomes. How, I dont know; you cant see chromosomes with a light microscope unless you squash the cells undergoing mitosis and stain them, which would require killing Jesus cells.

But they counted them anyway, miraculously, I guess. They discovered that Jesus cells we have now leapt straight into the assumption that this is actually blood from a named person 2000 years ago contained 24 chromosomes. Twenty three from Mary, which gave him his human form, and a Y chromosome from Jehovah to make him male. So the old joke is right: the H in his name is for Haploid. Also, hes aneuploid.

Of course, its a bit odd. Old guy comes into the lab with some flaky red stuff scraped off a rock; lab technicians accept that its two millennia old human blood. They cultivate it on growth medium and get some cells, and they still accept his claim that these are human. They magically count chromosomes in these cells, and they have a non-human number; they still assume its human, and even that it is from a specific human. None of this makes any sense.

After that revelation, the video goes on and on about another old evangelical Christian chestnut: there is a molecule called laminin that is vaguely cross-shaped, which is somehow supposed to imply that were held together by Jesus. Only (?) problem is this guy spells and pronounces it liminin.

We are compelled to accept the inevitable truth. Jesus was haploid, and he was from New Zealand.

The only other possible explanation is that Ron Wyatt is a liar, and these gullible Christians are mind-bogglingly stupid. But that cant possibly be.

23:32

You Cant Handle the Truth! by G Squared "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Next month (October 2017) the final JFK Report is to be realeased. It was determined last year that the herds will be given something extra; but will never be told the truth. I will detail in upcoming articles how  JFK was murdered. For now, this will set the stage     You cant handle the []

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23:30

An interesting article in the Guardian about Jacinda Arderns anxiety "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There have long been rumours running around about Jacinda Arderns ability to leadmainly due to her anxiety and exhaustion. Indeed during various leadership battles Annette King, Sue Moroney and Damian OConnor have been heard to make such utterances. So it was with some interest that I saw a supposedly soft piece in a left wing []

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23:06

When The Country Goes To Town. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Pretty Ugly, Pretty Quickly: That the demographic and cultural divide between rural and urban New Zealand remains a source of deep unease to farmers cannot be doubted. Equally indisputable, historically-speaking, has been the militant, even violent, character of rural New Zealands response. In New Zealand history, when the country comes to town, things tend to get pretty ugly, pretty quickly. Morrinsville, New Zealand, 18 September 2017.

YESTERDAY IN MORRINSVILLE farmers rallied against Labours proposed Water Tax. Why Morrinsville? Because that was the little country town in which Jacinda Ardern grew up. Just think about that for a moment. Think about what it says about the mindset of a distressingly large percentage of New Zealands farming community.

The president of the Waikato branch of Federated Farmers, Andrew McGiven, told the NZ Farmernewspaper that farmers were tired of being scapegoated by politicians. Another protest organiser, local farmer Lloyd Downing, complained to the same publication in similar fashion:

The lack of fairness and consistency in some of the proposed policies, and the laying of blame solely at the feet of rural New Zealand for all of our environmental challenges is what is frustrating farmers particularly when it is well known that the most polluted waterways are in urban catchments. The water quality issues are a challenge for all New Zealanders. Farmers recognise that, and are spending tens of thousands of dollars each on reducing their environmental impact.

It was in response to these continued attacks on rural New Zealand that farmers rallied in their hundreds under Morrinsvilles giant cow statue.

New Zealanders like to think o...

23:00

Shes a pretty communist, no not Helen, Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is an uproar that even has the old hag Helen Clark with her tits in a tangleall over this sign. This was Helen Clarks tweet: This kind of silly attack on @jacindaardern takes me back years. Lets hope most #Kiwis have moved on from misogyny & #climatechangedenial: https://t.co/hF4tVADzva Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) September 18, []

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23:00

Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Why dont we tax teachers and use the money to tackle the tail of kids who fail at school?

That wouldnt be fair, there are many reasons for children failing, you cant hold all teachers responsible.

There are many reasons for the degradation of water quality, but you say its fair to tax all irrigators to clean it up. You could use the money for professional development for teachers who arent performing.

Thats ridiculous, you couldnt take money from good teachers to upskill the bad. its not their responsibility, thats up to principals or the ministry.

But Labour plans to take money from all irrigators and use some to bring poor performers up to standard even though regional councils already have the powers to make them comply.

And what about the teachers who are already doing everything they should, and spending their own money on further education. You cant expect them to pay for those who dont.

Thats exactly what Labours water tax would do. It would take money from irrigators who have spent and still are spending their own money to bring those who havent and arent up to scratch.

But what if the school doesnt have a problem with pupils not achieving, what if it and its teachers are already doing everything they can for all their pupils?

The money could go to schools where there are problems.

But thats not fair, you cant tax teachers at one school and use the money to deal with problems at another.

Thats exactly the way the water tax would work. It would take money from the good in one place and use it to deal with problems in another.

But what if teacher standards arent the problem anyway? You cant tax them for something over which they have no control.

Thats exactly how the water tax would work. It would take the money even if the problem with water quality was due to bird life, storm water or sewerage and nothing at all to do with irrigating or even farming.

And what exactly would the money be used for, how would it make a difference? You have to have a plan first then work out how to pay for it, not take the money and then find ways to spend it.

Thats exactly whats been suggested for the water tax. Labour has said it would take the money, give some to Iwi, some to regional councils to clean up waterways, but with no plan for how theyd do that, and if any is left over it could be used for roads which are district council responsibilities. All...

22:32

Revising NZ History 7: Celebrating Peace Rewi at Waitara "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Warmonger becomes peacemaker By John Robinson Rewi Maniapoto had been the most active warrior chief in the king movement, joining with Kingis rebellion at Waitara in 1860, and driving Government Agent Gorst out of the Waikato in 1863 against the wishes of the king, Tawhiao, and his family. But he later recognised that the war []

22:30

Farmers Rally a celebration of environmental work and a protest against negative perceptions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post: By Andrew McGiven 17th September 2017 Well in case that you hadnt heard fellow farmer Lloyd Downing and I have organised a farmer rally to celebrate all the great environmental work that we all as farmers have undertaken, and to protest the negative perceptions that we as a rural community have had to []

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22:05

English has improved, Ardern has faded "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The election campaign was turned on its head six weeks ago when Andrew Little stepped down, Jacinda Ardern took over the Labour leadership, Metiria Turei stepped down and to a lesser extent Peter Dunne pulled out altogether. Labour surged, Greens and NZ First slumped, and National slipped. The campaign had suddenly transformed into a head []

22:00

Labour illegally campaigning at Early Voting Booths "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We all know the story. Labour doesnt care much about the law, and the Electoral Commission doesnt have much energy to enforce it. These photos were taken within 10 meters of a voting booth on the campus of Toi Ohomoi, Rotorua. It is prohibited in New Zealand to campaign within 10 meters of a voting []

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21:59

New Plymouth's Wind Wand hit by lightning in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Striking footage has emerged of lightning lashing New Plymouth's Wind Wand art structure during a storm on Sunday night. Video of the strike was posted to Facebook by Taranaki-based business PrimoWireless which caught the bolt lighting up the sky shortly after 6pm. The video has had more than 110,000 hits in just over 12 hours. Watch the video.

21:37

Blogs hard out on attack "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Political blogs tend to cater for their own audiences much of the time, but in an election campaign tend to put a lot of effort into attacking the other lot. Thats certainly evident at this stage of the campaign. Kiwiblog is run by David Farrar, who has close associations with National. He can be critical []

21:30

LAST POLL: Will National get your 2017 Party Vote? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whaleoil has been running a  monthly poll to see where those who supported National during the 2014 election are likely to go this year.   We aim to detect any shifts throughout the year leading up to September.  We have reached the final week of the election period, and therefore, our last poll on this topic. []

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21:01

Quote of the Day: On music "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


"Music turns maths into emotion."
~ unattributed
 

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.  Kate Adie wh0 celebrates her 72nd birthday today.


Filed under: language Tagged: Kate Adie

21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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20:57

Fuel pipeline and Plan B "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Should we have a Plan B for everything? Some have said we should have had a backup to a bust fuel pipeline. This has caused major disruption at Auckland Airport in particular. Stuff:  Possibility of prosecution after leak closes crucial jet fuel pipeline The Northland Regional Council said it was investigating the circumstances that led []

20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern has chickened out  of being on with Leighton Smith on NewstalkZB.

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20:28

Evidence against TOP "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Opportunities Party have promoted their policies as evidence based. From About on their website: TOP takes a long term, evidence based view. However now we are down to the business end of the campaign evidence seems to have flown out the TOP window. A few days ago on Newshub: Gareth Morgan blames landlines for []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is incogitant (adj) Thoughtless; inconsiderate. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Analyzing the composition of incogitant is a little tricky. The Latin negative prefix in- is clear enough (it is related to English un-); the participial ending -ant will be familiar to those who know French or Latin; and []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 19 14 Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the Lord can give an understanding wife.

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19:21

BOOK REVIEW: HIT AND RUN "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A review of the book Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour authored by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson (ISBN 9780947503390) What is it that we dont understand? Were going to lose this fucking war if we dont stop killing civilians: General Stanley McChrystals outburst at his morning []

19:20

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

19:15

Media watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

19 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

19:10

Open Forum Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

19 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

17:48

New look at dark energy: Research suggests accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, could be only an apparent effect "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The new study-by a group at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand-finds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than the fit to the standard dark energy model. Dark energy is usually assumed to form roughly 70% of the present material content of the Universe. However, this mysterious quantity is essentially a place-holder for unknown physics. Current models of the Universe require this dark energy term to explain the observed acceleration in the rate at which the Universe is expanding. Scientists base this conclusion on measurements of the distances to supernova explosions in distant galaxies, which appear to be farther away than they should be if the Universe's expansion were not accelerating.

14:05

World watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:01

September 19 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

335  Dalmatius was raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

1356  In the Battle of Poitiers, the English defeated the French.

1676 Jamestown was burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacons Rebellion.

1692 Giles Corey was pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.

1777  First Battle of Saratoga/Battle of Freemans Farm/Battle of Bemis Heights.

1796 George Washingtons farewell address was printed across America as an open letter to the public.

1862 American Civil War: Battle of Luka  Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeated a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.

1863  American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.

1870 Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris began.

1881 President James A. Garfield died of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.

1882 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom, was born (d. 1965).

1889  Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author, was born (d. 1999).

1893 The Governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

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08:50

1969: The "Nearly-But-Not-Quite" Election. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour Nearly Did This: It didnt really seem possible that Labour could have lost. Its 1969 campaign had broken new ground in terms of media sophistication. Labours theme-song Make Things Happen had topped the local charts, and its television commercial, put together by a hungry young ad-man called Bob Harvey, was slicker than anything New Zealand voters had hitherto encountered.

WEVE GOT IT! Was the triumphant (if incautious) assertion of the supposedly neutral Professor Bob Chapman on the night of the 1969 nearly-but-not-quite general election. The worthy professor should perhaps be forgiven for his premature psephological ejaculation. He had marked down the electorate of Eden as the seat Labour was bound to take if it was on-course to becoming the government. On the night, Labours candidate, the distinguished New Zealand historian, Professor Keith Sinclair, had taken it. Chapman, whose Labour sympathies were well known to his colleagues (if not to the television audience) had waited nine long years to see the National Government of Keith Holyoake defeated. And, half-way through the election-night telecast, it seemed as though his political patience was being rewarded. That Keith Sinclair was also Chapmans good friend and colleague, merely slapped a good-sized dollop of icing on the cake.

By the end of the telecast, however, the story had changed. Sinclairs narrow election-night majority notwithstanding, Labour had fallen four seats short of the 43 needed to win. An industrial dispute involving a ship called the Wainui culminating in a march up Queen Street by the communist-dominated Seafarers Union had cost the Labour leader, Norman Kirk, the Auckland seats hed needed (and confidently expected) to secure the prime-ministers job. Even Eden, after the counting of Special Votes, reverted to Nationals John Rae by the wafer-thin margin of 67 votes.

It didnt really seem possible that Labour could have lost. Its campaign had broken new ground in terms of media sophistication. Labours theme-song Make Things Happen had topped the local charts, a...

08:40

How many from the press gallery know what a cow looks like? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

How out of touch are political journalists with farming? "Good to get a few reporters here so they can see what a dairy cow looks like" says fed farmers' Lloyd standing under Morrinsville Mega Cow pic.twitter.com/bq0Op1xI94 Gia Garrick (@giaisonline) September 18, 2017 Media also told we have "unconscious bias" and there is hope we []

08:11

Advance voting well ahead "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Advance voting in the first week totals 445,350 which is well ahead of last election. Daily totals for 2017 are approximate only and may be subject to change. Date 2017 General Election 2014 General Election 2011 General Election Wed-Sat 49,497 18,818 11 September 39,643 22,234 8,893 12 September 48,545 22,846 8,845 13 September 66,535 23,950 []

08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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07:01

Mary Singletons Book Launch "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Was that really me?  Friends of the Kapiti Libraries are pleased to invite you to the launch of Mary Singletons memoir. The session is on ~ Sunday September 24th  ~ at 2.30 pm  ~ at Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room  ~ Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu      An eventful life: from Island Bay to the Kalahari []

07:00

Good on ya Bill, I wouldnt go either "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

After decades of insults it is little wonder that politicians dont want to go to Waitangi any longer. Earlier this year Bill English refused to go, and now he says he is unlikely to ever go again. Bill English says hes unlikely to return to Waitangi for Waitangi Day if National is re-elected. In February, []

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06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Katrizper  a very strong gale or storm wind.


Filed under: language Tagged: katrizper

06:30

Media company protects its staff from flamboyant gay man with the wrong opinions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Imagine a Media organisation that has interviewed dictators and dangerous gang members but that draws the line at its studio being used to interview a flamboyant gay man with the wrong opinions. This is truly what our world is coming to. Conservative views are now seen as dangerous and diversity of opinion is no longer valued. []

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06:00

Kelvins crim mates from Australia still committing crimes when they come back here "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Aussies dont want these scumbags, but they are Kiwi criminals. They have been extradited back here and Kelvin Davis has grandstanded about their plight, hugging them like Michael Jackson clinging to a small boy. A Newshub exclusive report reveals that Australias crackdown on Kiwi criminals has seen almost 40 percent commit an offence after []

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05:52

05:30

Respected journalist (we have so few) embarasses himself "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

(Normally) Investigative journalist Martin van Beynen predicts: Im sticking with my earlier prediction that Labour will get more party votes than National. Im even more convinced having interviewed Jacinda Ardern. However, as she points out, the result will ride on turnout. If the young and the strugglers get their backsides into gear and bother to []

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05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Aryz x China 2016 from Germn Rigol on Vimeo.

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04:30

This is what you should not do, so let that be a lesson to you "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In politics avoiding potentially embarrassing situations can be the difference between being seen as a serious political figure and a laughing stock. An ill-timed photo or one deliberately staged by the photographer to poke fun at a politician can damage their reputation. [] Similarly, best not pose for photographs prone in long grass, walk any []

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04:00

03:30

Amazon: Good or Bad? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Chances are, you already have an account with Amazon.  And youve bought at least something from them.  It was either well priced, or you didnt mind the extra because it was a way to get an item that was otherwise not accessible to you. But with Amazon moving in next door (Australia), we are likely []

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03:00

Greens policy will rack up the rents for tenants "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Greens want to increase the rights of tenants: The Green Party want to extend the rights of renters by bringing in three-year standard tenancies and limiting rent increases to once a year. It said more than half the population was now renting and people deserved the same standards as those who owned a home. []

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02:30

A little less conversationa little more action "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern keeps going on about having conversations. On becoming a republic: Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says its time New Zealand started having the conversation about New Zealand becoming a republic. I do think that we should start having the conversation. There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved on that path, []

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02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I Dont Like Mondays Brenda Ann Spencer won worldwide notoriety when, as a freckled 16-year-old proclaiming, I dont like Mondays, Spencer sprayed a San Diego elementary school playground with .22-caliber semiautomatic sniper fire. Monday mornings are tough for everyone, but on Jan. 29, 1979, a freckle-faced red-headed teen found a unique way to sing the []

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02:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

DairyNZ slams farm tax proposals Hugh Stringleman:

All of New Zealands 12,000 dairy farms face an average $18,000-a-year additional taxes under the carbon and nitrogen taxes proposed by the Green Party, DairyNZ has calculated.

Add in the Labour Partys proposed water tax and those 2000 farms that also irrigate face more than three times the impost, an average of $63,000 per farm.

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle said details on the proposed new taxes were sketchy, but his economists used what was available from Labour and the Greens to come up with the figures. . .

Sell-off surprise Alan Williams:

A process for the surprise sale of most Landcorp farms to young people will start very quickly if National is re-elected, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.

Landcorp was unaware of the plan till told just before it was announced.

He hoped to have several farms leased to young farmers during the next term.

That would be the first step towards them buying the farms over the next five to 10 years. . . 

From milk to advanced medical nutrition a farmers journey from Southland to Toronto:

Dylan Davidson was a passenger in a car when the driver lost control after a deer ran out. The car rolled and left Dylan with two broken vertebrae in his back and several other injuries. Dylan lost a lot of weight from being in a coma for three weeks, and Dylans parents, Paul and Carol Davidson, said the Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) from Fonterra farmers milk played a key part in the healing process. The value of milk protein in human nutrition and muscle recovery has been well known for many years but, as delicious as milk is, it takes litres of whole milk to do what a small amount of milk protein concentrate (MPC) can. . .

Floridas Farmers Look At Irmas Damage: Probably The Worst Weve Seen Dan Charles:

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01:30

Jacinda and the Art of Saying Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

CORIN: They do need passion now. Cos now those who might have been hoping that you would be the politician that might finally deal with New Zealands issues with capital and taxing capital and fairness, and youre not. JACINDA: But I am still doing the work, Corin. And I will in government still make that []

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01:28

Wonderful Ali Harper as Doris Day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Superb entertainment By Ralph McAllister Many of us have had a not so secret love affair with Doris Day since childhood. So if I tell you I have just blown in from the Windy City, after a sentimental journey, during which my face was powdered with sunshine, you might guess what you are about to []

00:48

Hoop Club Kapiti Fun Games "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Kids have a great time  By Angelo Robinson On Sunday 10 September Hoop Club Hutt Valley came out to play Hoop Club Kapiti for some friendly games. We got underway at 9.30am with the 5 to 7 year olds; at 10.30 for the 8 to 10 year olds and the 11 to 13 year olds []

00:44

NZ Pipeline Leak Crisis: You reap What You Sow "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

by Martin Harris New Zealand readers cant help but have seen and heard the MSM reporting on the Marsden Refinery pipeline leak that has brought Auckland to its knees. Thousands of flights cancelled as jet fuel supply runs dry. it could take up to 2 weeks to fix, which means this will likely impact on []

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00:30

Frankly, I dont care, theyve had time enough "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour is whinging that drop-kicks who havent yet bothered, a week out from a general election, to comply with the law are being turned away: Those eligible should be able to enrol and vote in one go at the advance booths. The General Secretary for the Labour Party, Andrew Kirton, is concerned the mistakes will []

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00:15

Hey there Newbie, Welcome to Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hey there Newbie Welcome to Whaleoil. We are a very friendly community and if you want to get to know your fellow Whaleoilers I recommend that you try out Whaleoil Backchat in the evening and Whaleoil General Debate in the morning. We can be politically incorrect but as you will soon discover our content is []

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00:00

Affordable housing? Its a shed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A Kiwi man has been congratulated for his vision of a solution to the problem of affordable housing for Maori. His exciting new tiny home is barely more than an insulated kit set garden shed with no kitchen and a composting toilet. Apart from what I suspect is a very basic shower, it is no different []

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