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Saturday, 15 October

13:01

October 16 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

456  Magister militum Ricimer defeated Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.

1384  Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland, although she was a woman.

1758 Noah Webster, American lexicographer, was born (d. 1843).

1781 George Washington captured Yorktown, Virginia after the Siege of Yorktown.

1793  Marie Antoinette, was guillotined.

1793  The Battle of Wattignies ended in a French victory.

1813  The Sixth Coalition attacked Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.

1834  Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster burned to the ground.

1841  Queen’s University was founded in Kingston, Ontario.

1843 Sir William Rowan Hamilton came up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.

1846  William TG Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.

1854 Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, was born (d. 1900).

1859  John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

1869  The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, was “discovered”.

1869  Girton College, Cambridge was founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.

1875  Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah.

1882  The Nickel Plate Railroad ...

09:00

Today’s Trivia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to Daily Trivia. Because Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 independent and legally distinct monarchies she is the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th and 12th longest currently reigning monarch in the world (Source)   Horseshoe Theory:  the idea is that the political spectrum isn’t a line, it’s more of a horseshoe shape. The extreme ends […]

09:00

366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

My farmer reckons he’s never seen North Otago looking better.

We can almost see the grass growing even though no-one’s started irrigating yet.

To put that into context, one very dry year we started irrigating in early August.

This year, the combination of enough, but not too much, rain and warm temperatures is fostering growth of pasture and crops with no need of added water.

It’s a spring out of the box and I’m very grateful for it.


Filed under: gratitude, weather

08:15

Uncensored Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

These 13 Families Rule the World: The Shadow Forces Behind the NWO The shadow forces behind the New World Order  (NWO) are following a slow-paced agenda of total control:   http://humansarefree.com/2014/10/exposing-shadow-forces-behind-nwo.html The shadow forces behind the New World Order (NWO) are following a slow-paced agenda of total control over mankind and our planet’s resources. David Icke […]

The post appeared first on Uncensored Magazine.

07:49

Bomb plot accusation in Kansas "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Three men have been arrested in Kansas. They have been charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building and mosque, targeting Muslims. RNZ: Three US men accused of plot to bomb Somalis Three men have been charged with plotting to bomb Somali immigrants at an apartment building and mosque in the US state of Kansas. […]

07:47

Refugee Trafficking with Loretta Napoleoni "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Refugee trafficking with Loretta Napoleoni Published time: 22 Sep, 2016 17:58Edited time: 1 Oct, 2016 06: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvG7zaMtz0 Loretta Napoleoni, author of “Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-dollar Business.” RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the Islamic State’s involvement in the lucrative business of trafficking migrants fleeing […]

The post Refugee Trafficking with Loretta Napoleoni appeared first on Uncensored Magazine.

07:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whaleoil Backchat is brought to you byuse coupon code WHALE OIL to get 10% off e-cigarettes and e-liquids Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You don’t 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. […]

06:30

Thanks a bunch Sue and Michelle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sue Wood and Michelle Boag have helped deliver Labour-aligned councillors to North Shore with their ill-fated and frankly bizarre set up called Auckland Future. After a nail-biting race to the finish line, Richard Hills takes his seat at the council table next to North Shore ward councillor Chris Darby. The announcement was confirmed at 9am […]

06:20

Allow me to ruin water for you "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

So earlier today I was drinking a glass of water, as is my want, and it occurred to me what an unusual thing it is for an animal to drink clean water with no microorganisms in it. It’s not something any species of mammal would ever done on a regular basis. And we do it every day! I bet it’s giving us all cancer.


06:18

Bernard Brown on walking "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The 97th in this occasional series of reprints from Quote Unquote the magazine is from the January/February 1994 issue. The seven-page feature “I Get a Kick Out of This” was a collection of brief pieces by Brian Turner, Jacqueline Fahey, Owen Marshall, Colin Hogg, Iain Sharp, Nigel Cox, Mary-Louise Browne and others – booksellers, painters, publishers, journalists, art curators – writing about more cheerful stuff than most books magazines did at the time: motorbikes, daughters, dogs, poker, haircuts, guitars, ice cream, shoes and more. The intro read:
There’s more to life than books. . . For a start, there’s chocolate. Here are another 20 of life’s extraordinary pleasures.

WALKING
Bernard Brown
I cherished no schoolboy ambition to be a perambulator. But my hero, Ned Ludd, with his wrecker mates, hadn’t seen the job through. He’d let down the Simple Society. Me especially.

The problem, for 60 years, has been my nervy relationship with machines, even bicycles. Motor vehicles unerringly failed me. They could be induced to go forward smoothly, but only convulsively the other way.

My last driving test – in ]ohore Bahru, 1958 – promised success, until the Hudson Terraplane leaped back onto the examiner.

So walking became the chief and safer alternative, taking me from Boulogne to Paris (three weeks), through Malayan jungles and into a Singapore cricket match (where I was bowled by a chinaman, by a Chinaman), around and about the 20 suburbs in search of the city of Canberra, do...

06:00

And what are they going to do about it other than march backwards? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Argies are upset again. Argentina has complained to the British ambassador in Buenos Aires over military exercises including missile launches which the UK is planning to hold next week in the Falkland Islands. Argentina’s government says it was informed by Britain that the exercises will be held between 19 and 28 October, and will […]

05:30

According to UNESCO Jews Have No Connection to Temple Mount "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Truth Revolt reports: The UN passed a resolution Thursday denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and reclassifying them as an exclusively Muslim shrine, according to the International Business Times. Supported by 24 states, including Russia and China (with 6 countries opposed and 26 abstaining), the United Nations Educational, Scientific […]

05:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Stridulous – having or making a grating sound; shrill or grating; relating to or characterised by stridor.


Filed under: language Tagged: stridulous

05:18

The Funniest Rick Simpson Interview Ever, Hemp Oil Cures Anything! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Funniest Rick Simpson Interview Ever, Hemp Oil Cures Anything!

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Rick Simpson http://www.phoenixtears.ca
With many of the worlds nations seriously considering legalizing cannabis it is important to recognize how far we've come since the days of reefer madness.
Touring Europe and being let on mainstream prime time TV has been a great experience because it is extremely encouraging in the face of hostility & ridicule.
Getting Hemp oil for cancer patients is just one objective and it ties into the entire medical system with the many conditions it cures, not just treat.
This makes it all the more important as the current medical system is basically the leading cause of death and who would argue that curing people is not a better result than killing them?

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05:00

Use-by dates for politicians "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tracy Watkins looks at the use-by date of politicians. Goff’s valedictory was typically warm and funny – qualities which, if he had managed to harness them as leader, might have made all the difference (if not to Labour’s result in 2011, then to Goff’s political legacy). Because while his reputation as one of Labour’s smartest […]

04:30

The left cares because it is the best job they are ever going to get "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rodney Hide looks at the election results and surmises that the left cares more than the right about politics. The New Zealand Labour Party and the centre left once again clean up the local body elections. Two ex-Labour ministers run the two largest cities. The third largest is headed by Labour’s candidate. Media guru Bill […]

04:22

‘Ditch Westpac !’- Bianca "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Billionaire (Aussie) bankers shut out Waikanae customers By Bianca Begovich Another empty shop in Mahara place as the Waikanae branch of Westpac bank closes its doors next month. Despite a show of courage by locals (including our new Mayor and local Labour candidate) in a small demonstration outside their doors, the corporate machine has decided […]

04:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

PAMPLONA 4K from txema ortiz on Vimeo.

03:30

Concentration camp conditions inside jail of former Socialist paradise "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the former Socialist paradise of Venezuela prisoners have been left to die in concentration camp-style conditions where they have run out of both food and medicine.Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves and has been one of the world’s leading exporters of oil but its fortunes have dramatically reversed. July this year President Maduro […]

03:30

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Poverty of Judith Collins "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It’s not that, it’s people who don’t look after their children, that’s the problem. And they can’t look after their children in many cases because they don’t know how to look after their children or even think they should look after their children. I see a poverty of ideas, a poverty of parental responsibility, a […]

03:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Operation Desert Storm Click here for larger view  

02:30

Hooton on de-risking to win MMP elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Matthew Hooton explains the risk averse nature of MMP politics. All MMP elections have been horrendously close. Just tens of thousands of votes stood in the way of prime ministers Phil Goff and David Cunliffe being real possibilities, and David Shearer would almost certainly have become prime minister in 2014 had the unions and the […]

02:00

Phil Quin on trolling "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Left-wing trolling merely serves to reinforce the impression that Labour is the nasty party. Phil Quin describes the Labour acolytes and their trolling in the recent Wellington local body elections. In the months leading up to the election, a number of Young Labor activists organised themselves into a troll army. Seemingly without relent, they inundated […]

01:30

The knives are out…as they should be "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The National party, in the past, has been very effective at cutting out cancer. After the 2002 debacle the board moved very quickly to cut cancer out and Boag and English were knifed. Now one of those fools is back meddling and it cost Auckland a centre-right council. Michelle Boag is a cancer in National. […]

01:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Bugatti Queen A neighbour remembered seeing an elderly Hellé Nice “taking the milk out of the cats’ saucers because she had nothing to eat or drink” The sad old lady made her painful way up the steep stairs to her tiny, squalid apartment. Although it was the summer, she was cold; she was always […]

01:00

Saturday’s smiles "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

These are a bit punful:

  1. A vulture boarded an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.  The flight attendant looked at him and said, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”
  1. Two fish swam into a concrete wall.  The one turned to the other and said “Dam!
  1. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.  Unsurprisingly it immediately sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
  1. Two hydrogen atoms met.  One said “I’ve lost my electron.” The other said “Are you sure?” The first replied “Yes, I’m positive.”
  1. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
  1. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.  “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” he said,” I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.”
  1. A woman had identical twins and was forced to give them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and was named “Ahmal.” The other went to a family in Spain ; they named him “Juan.” Years later, Juan sent a picture of himself to his birth mother.  Upon receiving the picture, she told her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Ahmal.  Her husband responded, “They’re identical twins!  If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal.”
  1. A group of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.  Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair.  He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not.  He went back and begged the friars to close.  They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to “persuade” them to close.  Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back if they didn’t close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.
  1. Mahatma Gandhi walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.  He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.  This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
  1. Someone sent ten different puns to friends with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.  No p...

00:30

Theresa May should tell the porridge wogs to piss off "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

They are a pack of broken arsed useless bastards who can’t afford their own country without pommy subsidies and are now trying to relitigate their failed referendum. Nicola Sturgeon warned that she was prepared to stage a second Scottish independence referendum before the UK quits the European Union as she attacked the Tories for their […]

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Friday, 14 October

23:30

New Plymouth Council turns Fort Awesome into Fort Killjoy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If I was dictator for life I would abolish councils and put in commissioners. I would also ban clip-boards and weasels who carry them. Just hours after two lads and their epic beach hut made national headlines, officials have taken it down. New Plymouth men Tom Burt and Luke Rielly dubbed their 3 metre high driftwood hut on […]

23:00

Kim Dotcom has got a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

  Stop the Press, Kim Dotcom has a cunning plan to change the government. He will use exactly the same tactics but this time, he will spend a lot less.  

22:34

Hillary Clinton Disqualified "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Hillary R. Clinton is disqualified from holding any office in the United States TMR Editor’s Note: Sometimes TMR finds the best blogs posted in the form of comments under our various articles found at other alternative news websites. Such is the case with the following post. What Ralph has done is simply followed the law, […]

The post Hillary Clinton Disqualified appeared first on Uncensored Magazine.

22:30

ISIS and the Clinton Foundation have the same backers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The proof is irrefutable. Mainstream media are engaged in a concerted effort to sway the presidential race and elect Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States. That’s why each and every major outlet is currently attempting to divert attention away from damaging information revealed in hacked emails originating from Clinton campaign chairman John […]

22:21

The Nation on immigration and wrongful convictions "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This morning on The Nation: Immigration Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse and Green Party co-leader James Shaw on migration levels. Are the Government’s move to clamp down on a some categories this week a knee jerk reaction? Immigration Minister @WoodhouseMP says this week’s changes to immigration rules won’t affect the pressure on Auckland. The data about […]

22:00

Who am I? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

21:49

But the emails… "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

WikiLeaks continues to drip feed emails into the US presidential campaign. Fox News: Emails show ’08 Clinton camp probed Obama vulnerability on Muslim father, cocaine use Another day, another batch of WikiLeaks emails – this time, showing the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign’s efforts to test then-Sen. Barack Obama’s potential vulnerabilities, including on deeply personal matters […]

21:31

‘Rosemary Is For Remembrance’ – Science Confirms Wisdom Of The Ancients "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

herbs, natural medicine, aromatherapy

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance…”

~ William Shakespeare

Since ancient times, herbs have been appreciated for their profound therapeutic effects. Science as a form of evidence-gathering did not take the epistemological pole position until quite recently in cultural history, with the evidence of direct experience and the senses being the method and the means for ascertaining the medicinal value of plant medicines and foods for countless generations stretching back to the dawn of the human experience.

Rosemary, a small perennial shrub in the mint family, is one such example, a plant woven deeply into ancient history and mythology, providing clues and hints to its particular value in cognition, memory and enhanced sensorial awareness, and ultimately its sacredness, which literally means “holy,” a word that also shares etymological roots with “whole,” “healthy” and “heal.”

Several examples include:

  • “Greek scholars wore rosemary in their hair to help remember their studies, and the association with remembrance has carried through to modern times. In literature and folklore it is an emblem of remembrance.” [Source]
  • “On ANZAC Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, the wearing of small sprigs of rosemary in the coat lapel, pinned to the breast or held in place by medals is thus synonymous with remembrance and commemoration.” [Source]
  • “Rosemary (R. officinalis L., Family Lamiaceae) is native to the Mediterranean region, where the ancient Greeks revere...

21:30

Whaleoil Challenge: Who can create the highest passive income from One Million dollars? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When I read about lotto winners and what they spend their winnings on I despair. Yesterday I read A Newspaper’s article about how to blow one million dollars of lotto winnings and I wondered if there is anyone in the media with financial literacy. Both Cam and I have a long history of property investment […]

21:10

NEVER OVER TILL IT'S OVER "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

but with the latest Fox News poll which traditionally has a Republican bias showing that Clinton's lead over Trump has grown to 7 points and Bill O'Reilly, their respected anchorman and erstwhile Trump supporter now saying out loud that this election is a sad day for America and it can't get much worse for camp Trump.

But it can.   Adam was a cowboy the last time that Utah voted the Blue team but right now Clinton is only a few percentage points behind Trump ... the reason, a guy called Evan McMullin, standing as an Independent, who in the latest Monmouth University poll was preferred by 20% of respondents.   McMullin was a sometime CIA agent and GOP policy strategist, a devout Mormon (helps in Utah) and, above all, an avowed conservative who argues that Trump never was.    As it stands right now he's on the ballot in 34 States and likely to go higher.   He won't win but every vote he gets is one less for Trump.   One senses the stirrings of a campaign to win back control of the GOP from the dead end street that Trump is driving it down.

Still, it's never over till it's over but I suspect that America is poised to elect as their President someone who will assume office as hugely damaged goods and, more likely than not, be a one term President.


21:00

New reports show just how dodgy Justine Lester’s airport extension is "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Fairfax reports: The $300 million price-tag for Wellington Airport’s runway extension could blow out to $458m, and may even soar as high as $507m, an independent expert says. And this was voted on by the Council on the basis of a Powerpoint presentation and no actual reports or findings as the Cheif Executive of Wellington City […]

20:47

Trump versus women "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The issue of Donald trump’s attitude to women and his alleged inappropriate behaviour with women continues to dominate the US presidential election. More allegations have been published from women claiming that Trump has acted with them much like he described him being in the tape conversation that emerged a week ago. This also brings to […]

20:30

Brexit fines worse than cock tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Euros are trying to stitch up Britain with a bill to Brexit that far exceed even the most voracious cock tax. Britain could face a ‘divorce’ bill of up to 20 billion euros – around £18 billion – as the cost of leaving the EU. The massive payment is expected to be demanded by […]

20:00

Saturday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

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I love when people who have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by fire. – Stephanie Sparkles.


Filed under: soapbox Tagged: Stephanie Sparkles

20:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whaleoil General Debate is brought to you by use coupon code WHALE OIL to get 10% off e-cigarettes and e-liquids Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there […]

19:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

  Sir Gordon Tietjens has hit out at a “lack of support” during the final stages of his New Zealand sevens coaching career. Tietjens has signed on to coach the Samoan team after stepping down from his New Zealand role after a disappointing fifth place finish at the Rio Olympic Games. The Bay of Plenty […]

19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is… lodestone (noun) – 1. A piece of magnetite that has magnetic properties and attracts iron or steel. 2. One that attracts strongly. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : “Magnetically polarised oxide of iron,” 1510s, literally “way-stone,” from lode  + stone. So called because it was used to make compass […]

19:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 14 4Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.

19:00

Social chat – Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A post for social chat. You can still chat socially on other posts if it happens in relation to other discussions but if you simply want a bit of social chat start here. The usual guidelines apply as to respecting others, behaviour and avoiding legal exposure. An emphasis on ‘social’, not ‘anti-social’.

18:59

Media watch – Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

15 October 2016 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 […]

18:55

Open Forum – Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

15 October 2016 Facebook: NZ politics/media+ This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t 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 […]

17:52

Child sexual abuse judge Dame Lowell Goddard denies saying Britain has so many paedophiles ‘because it has so many Asian men’ "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Home Secretary claimed Justice Goddard resigned because she was ‘lonely’ and because the probe proved ‘too much’

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Justice Lowell Goddard resigned as head of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in August Getty

Dame Lowell Goddard, who resigned as chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in August, has denied making racist remarks while head of the inquiry.

According to The Times, Justice Goddard said Britain had so many paedophiles “because it has so many Asian men”.

In a statement issued on Friday, Justice Goddard said the claims were false.

“I await the advice of my London lawyers on these articles, which I have only just seen. I confirm my absolute rejection of this attack,” she said.

“I am confident that in New Zealand my known reputation from my work over many years will provide its own refutation of these falsities.

“I will be making no further statement and will not engage with those conducting this vicious campaign.”

She said her lawyers had informed The Times of “the falsity of the matters raised, and the malicious background to them”.

Unnamed sources in The Times also alleged Justice Goddard treated staff with contempt and flew into rages, a claim she also denied.

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Child sexual abuse judge Dame Lowell Goddard denies saying Britain has so many paedophiles ‘because it has so many Asian men’ "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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Home Secretary claimed Justice Goddard resigned because she was ‘lonely’ and because the probe proved ‘too much’

Justice Lowell Goddard resigned as head of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in August Getty

Dame Lowell Goddard, who resigned as chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in August, has denied making racist remarks while head of the inquiry.

According to The Times, Justice Goddard said Britain had so many paedophiles “because it has so many Asian men”.

In a statement issued on Friday, Justice Goddard said the claims were false.

“I await the advice of my London lawyers on these articles, which I have only just seen. I confirm my absolute rejection of this attack,” she said.

“I am confident that in New Zealand my known reputation from my work over many years will provide its own refutation of these falsities.

“I will be making no further statement and will not engage with those conducting this vicious campaign.”

She said her lawyers had informed The Times of “the falsity of the matters raised, and the malicious background to them”.

Unnamed sources in The Times also alleged Justice Goddard treated staff with contempt and flew into rages, a claim she also denied.

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16:52

Rarotonga flycatchers, threatened Pacific birds "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This video says about itself:

Rimatara Lorikeet – found only on Rimatara (Tubuai Islands), Kiribati, Atiu (Cook Islands)
Rarotongan Fruit-dove – found only on Rarotonga and Atiu (Cook Islands)
Rarotongan Flycatcher – found only on Rarotonga and Atiu (Cook Islands)
Chattering Kingfisher – found only in Society Islands and Cook Islands

Videos, photography and sound recording by Philip Griffin, April 2014 – Atiu, Cook Islands

From BirdLife:

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation help staff of Cook Islands‘ partner save the Rarotonga Flycatcher

By Te Ipukarea Society, 12 Oct 2016

In August the conservation of the colourful Kakerori (Rarotonga Flycatcher) got a boost through a hands on training of local staff from visiting predator control specialists from New Zealand. Te Ipukarea Society project officers Liam and Alanna got up close and personal with the rare bird in the Takitumu Conservation Area (TCA) where they joined staff of New Zealand Department of Conservation (DoC) as they traversed the rat baiting tracks, which are crucially important in keeping rat populations low enough to ensure the Kakerori’s survival. The two you...

14:23

Head of UK child sex abuse inquiry denies making racist remarks and treating staff with contempt "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Dame Lowell Goddard has denied saying Britain has so many pedophiles "because it has so many Asian men" and making other racist remarks while she was head of the UK's biggest public inquiry. According to the Times, Goddard, who is from New Zealand, also voiced shock at the size of the Britain's ethnic minority population and complained of having to travel 50 miles (80km) from London to see a white face. The newspaper also claims Goddard, who resigned as chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse in August, treated staff with contempt and often flew into rages, reducing the inquiry's operation to "near paralysis." She also reportedly claimed not to be part of the establishment, but was overly impressed by "breeding," judged people according to their social status and nursed a deep reverence for the royal family.

13:04

Sex abuse inquiry judge denies saying UK has ‘so many pedophiles because it has so many Asian men’ "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Dame Lowell Goddard has denied saying Britain has so many pedophiles “because it has so many Asian men” and making other racist remarks while she was head of the UK’s biggest public inquiry. Read more According to the Times, Goddard, who is from New Zealand, also voiced shock at the size of the Britain’s ethnic […]

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13:01

October 15 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

70 BC  Virgil, Roman poet, was born (d. 19 BC).

533  Byzantine general Belisarius made his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

1582 Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year was followed directly by October 15.

1701 – Marie-Marguerite d’Youville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns, was born (d. 1771).

1764 Edward Gibbon observed a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspired him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

1783 The Montgolfier brothers‘ hot air balloon marked the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).

1793 Queen Marie-Antoinette was tried and condemned in a swift, pre-determined trial.

1814  – Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author, poet, and painter, was born (d. 1841).

1815 Napoleon I of France began his exile on Saint Helena.

1836 – James Tissot, French painter and illustrator, was born (d. 1902).

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, was born (d. 1900).

1863  American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sank during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.

1864  American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow was fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.

1877 Sir Geroge Grey, former Governor, became Premier of New Zealand.

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12:18

Great white shark invades cage, doesn’t harm diver inside "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This video from Mexico says about itself:

Great White Shark Cage Breach Accident

13 October 2016

**This may not be appropriate for our younger viewers.**

This is not our usual kids content and Gabe and Garrett did not go on this trip, this video is from my trip to Guadalupe Island (I’m their dad).

On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage. What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case. These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope. When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards.

So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage.

There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks. The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured.

The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing this was a very rare event. The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could’ve been a tragic event into a happy ending. I’m sure God and luck had a bit to do with it too!

I want to return next year for another great white shark adventure!

10:20

366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Winter returned today.

In spite of that two women spent three hours sitting outside a shop on Oamaru’s main street collecting for a Breast Cancer charity.

Even though they were dressed for the cold they can’t have been comfortable but they had a job to do and they were doing it cheerfully.

It’s people like these two, doing something for others , willingly, whatever the weather, that keeps the wheels of civil society turning and oh how I’m grateful for them.


Filed under: gratitude

10:00

09:34

No surplus? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Stephanie Rodgers claims that the surplus announced yesterday is not actually a surplus – because, she says, the Government should have spent more so there wouldn’t be a surplus. There is no surplus In Year Eight of this National government, the idea of a budget surplus is a joke (and not just because it’s been […]

09:28

AND I'LL BE CHEERING HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I see that crimdotcon is contemplating a return to politics at next years general election but this time he's looking at hitching his wagon to the Greens.    You can read it here

In any normal Party I suspect his support would be about as welcome as a pork chop in a synagogue/mosque but whoever said the Greens were a normal Party.

Whatever, I'll be cheering him every step of the way always assuming of course he won't be in an orange jumpsuit heading east.


09:00

Today’s Trivia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to Daily Trivia. Cher Ami was a pigeon that was awarded the Croix de Guerre for its service during WWI. Cher Ami delivered the S.O.S. message of a lost, encircled battalion despite being shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, covered in blood, and with a leg hanging only by a tendon. (Source)   […]

07:30

Daily Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

    Via the Tipline.  As seen in Australia!          

07:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Whaleoil Backchat is brought to you byuse coupon code WHALE OIL to get 10% off e-cigarettes and e-liquids Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You don’t 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. […]

06:30

Oh bugger, NZ Farmers are being spied on without a warrant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An animal rights group won’t deny hidden cameras allegedly found in a Waikato farmer’s milking shed are its doing. Federated Farmers has been warning members to be on the lookout for recording devices after a Waikato farmer complained about finding hidden cameras. Rural security spokesman Rick Powdrell said a complaint had been lodged with police […]

06:00

Marlborough’s new Boss Hogg still wants an investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The old boys network is back in charge and still throwing their weight around in Marlborough. A full-scale inquiry into a leaked recording made in Marlborough council chambers was cut short because it would have been too expensive, it has been revealed. The inquiry ground to a halt before the elections last week, with no councillors or staff […]

05:58

THAILAND POST BHUMIBOL "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

King Bhumibol Adulyade had died aged aged 88 ending the reign of the world's longest serving monarch.    In Thailand he was revered and enjoyed almost God like status.   He was the glue and unifying force that held the country together through a succession of military coups.   The outpouring of grief that you see is genuine.

A couple of decades ago  I had the privilege of dining with the King and Queen at the Royal Palace in Bangkok when I was part of an official delegation enjoying 'guest of government' status. An unforgettable experience made even more memorable by the fact that the King went out of his way to have a one-on-one conversation with me as the most junior member of the delegation.   First and only time I have ever eaten off gold plate.   He also presented me with a medal which I could never wear.    I think it commemorated Buddha's birthday.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (64) will now assume the throne.   He is widely seen as a playboy who spends much of his abroad and does not enjoy the same affection as the late King did.

Interesting times ahead for Thailand.


05:30

How’s that socialism working out for you? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Socialism has never worked anywhere, even when there is plenty of other people’s money to spend. Eventually, the money runs out and then socialism comes crashing down. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves and yet it couldn’t make socialism work. The country is collapsing under the weight of it all and the people have […]

05:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Penetralia – the innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing, specifically a temple; the most private or secret things.


Filed under: language Tagged: penetralia

05:06

The brilliant van Beynen does it again "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

From Stuff:

OPINION: Guess what? Fixing child poverty in New Zealand is not that hard.

Let's call it the John Minto solution. First, every family with less than a certain income will be brought up to a minimum stipend based on what is required for the family to live comfortably in their location.

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05:00

As predicted, Winston gazumps Little’s Police committment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little’s good headlines lasted just one day as Winston Peters gazumps his promise on Police numbers: Labour has pledged an extra 1000 police if it wins the next election but NZ First’s Winston Peters has trumped that with a promise of 1800. Mr Peters will disclose details when he speaks at the Police Association’s […]

04:30

How many refugees in Germany are employed? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Over a million migrants from the middle East were welcomed into Germany last year. Angela Merkel insisted that it was a win-win situation since Germany needed the migrants’ children due to its own low birth rate as well as their labour to boost the German workforce. So how has that worked out for Germany? Take the […]

04:17

Top tweets about the death of Helen Kelly "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Australia in NZ ‏‪@AusHCNZ A sad day with the passing of Helen Kelly, a brave and dignified advocate for New Zealanders. Arohanui to her family and friends. Gareth Morgan ‏‪@garethmorgannz Bye ‪@helenkellyUnion, privilege to have known you, always respected your perspective and care, you've left us too soon. Gareth Raybon Kan ‏‪@RaybonKan I only met Helen Kelly once. It was inhumane that medicinal cannabis wasn't legal in her time of suffering. RIP. Michael Wood ‏‪@michaelwoodnz Helen Kelly made the issues of working people, long buried, a national discussion. A beautiful person who believed in justice & change. Helen Clark ‏‪@HelenClarkNZ1...

04:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What Up New York! from Stéphane Legrand on Vimeo.

03:30

Gang rape by migrants are so common that this one only gets attention because she is in a wheelchair "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It happens over and over again. They know the truth in Sweden, in Germany, in France and in Austria. They know that Rape culture really does exist. A culture where men are taught to have no respect for women and who consider rape of women and children acceptable in a ” sexual emergency.”   A DISABLED […]

03:03

Bob Dylan – the Nobel of Rhymney "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bob Dylan gets a Nobel. For literature, just in case you were thinking it’s for economics or anything.

Hmm.

I’m in the rather large camp which believes St Zimmy’s songs were best done by other people. I don’t like his singing much – his style, especially in his better-known songs from the ’60s, is very sneering, very off-putting.

And like others, I’m sure, I’ve heard too many bad buskers hooting ‘how does it FEEL???’ too many times not to feel a certain weariness.

I’ve only ever owned one Dylan album – Blood on the Tracks, which became the soundtrack for one of the numerous, not particularly happy, road trips I did around the North Island back in the ’80s.

It is, to be fair, pretty good, and ‘Tangled Up in Blue’ is one of the great ‘Track One, Side One’ songs of all time.

More recently, I downloaded a few of the mono mixes of some of his famous songs from the mid-60s.

Yeah, they’re good. But Dylan is a bit like the Beatles. We’ve been saturated in adulation for the “genius” of these “icons” for so long the colour and flavour has kind of leached out of them. It’s kind of difficult to tell if they’re really that good any more. Besides, I’m of an age group that grew up after they were already towering eminences, great cultural gods. The urge to lay about these icons with a hammer is never far away – or at least, to point out these Emperors might not have been naked but they did have many of the less personally admirable aspects of emperors down the ages.

And the Nobel? For literature? Dylan’s influence is huge but it’s musical rather than literary. It doesn’t feel right, somehow.

Dylan himself once said the band who did his songs best was Manfred Mann. The Dylan Disciples – of whom there are many- have always maintained this was one of the Bobsters’s great jokes.

Good one.

And finally: William Shatner does Mr Tamborine Man. As only Bill S & his singing hairpiece can.


03:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Number of Overseas Military bases by Country Click here for larger view  

02:30

Hard-core Socialist leader admits that his country has a problem with Islam "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It takes an awful lot to open a Socialist’s eyes because they prefer to see the world as they want it to be rather than as it is. Despite that tendency President Hollande in France has shocked the media making comments more shocking to them than Trump’s ” You have got to grab them by […]

02:08

New Zealand Child Sex Offender register goes live today - National - NZ Herald News "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

New Zealand Child Sex Offender register goes live today - National - NZ Herald News:

Child sex offenders, like all others who commit social harms, cannot be successfully reformed through the prison industrial complex (which maintains the social conditions that lead to such social harms occurring) or through child sex offender registries, but can be reformed through alternative institutions such as transformative justice, with Generation Five (http://ift.tt/2e9jyCT) using it with child sex offenders and survivors of child abuse today.

02:00

A bad case of trougher’s disease "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is hard to find a worse case of trougher’s disease than this recent example. A newly-elected district councillor plans to take her baby to meetings because the available subsidies exclude childcare. Hurunui District councillor Julia McLean said juggling council responsibilities with caring for a 6-month-old, 4-year-old and 7-year-old put her “on the back foot from the start”. She wrote to the Remuneration Authority […]

01:35

Conversation: Armageddon in Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oceania Saker.

01:33

Dylan wins Nobel Prize "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Long overdue in Adam’s opinion. Too many people think long turgid novels deserve the award, rather than simple evocations of reality such as Dylan has so lyrically given us.

 

 


01:30

Guest Post – Auckland transport and reducing road congestion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Matthew Newman is the CEO of South Auckland Motors and Southern Autos and a real good bastard. He’s the bloke that arranged my Isuzu utes. He comments on Auckland’s transport issues. Context  Auckland’s population is growing at historically fast rates; circa +40,000 in the 2015 year, with mid-range growth assumptions seeing a population of 2.2 […]

01:07

Honouring Helen Kelly "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Working-class hero Helen Kelly will live on in NZ’s roll of honour By Alan Tristram KIN joins tens of thousands of New Zealanders today in honouring  trade union leader Helen Kelly, who died last night from cancer. Among her many other, nationwide concerns, she found time as CTU president to write columns for the Kapiti […]

01:00

Friday’s answers "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Andrei and Teletext posed the questions for which they get my thanks.

Should they have stumped us all they can claim a virtual bouquet of spring flowers by leaving the answers below.


Filed under: diversions

01:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Murderous Mary, The Elephant that was Hung for Murder, 1916 One hundred years ago, on September 13, 1916, Mary the elephant was hung by a railroad derrick car at the Clinchfield Railroad yard. Mary was a five-ton Asian elephant who performed in the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. Charles H. Sparks owned the show and […]

00:30

Aaaand more good news "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A booming economy, a budget surplus, low unemployment…can it get any better? Yes it can…food prices have fallen. New Zealand food prices declined in September, impacted by cheaper bananas, lamb and chicken. Food prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 per cent in September following a 1.3 per cent jump in August, Statistics New Zealand said. […]

Thursday, 13 October

23:43

Spot The Anomaly "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From the hopeless Herald:-

Here's the picture




 The smokestack industries are under a thick cloud. Picture / Greg Bowker



 and here's the headline.

Woods: Agri emissions must be tackled



Can you see anything wrong?

Not a cow in sight
A picture of a gas/coal fired power station
Some harmless steam rising from a cooling tower

Just the media wing of the Labour Party spreading more lies and misinformation.








23:30

More good news "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Things are aligning nicely for the government at the moment. First the surplus is bigger than expected heralding calls for tax cuts, then the latest consumer confidence survey has shown improvement as well. New Zealand consumer confidence rose in October as rising house prices and a strong labour market keep people upbeat, further supporting economic […]

23:13

Can popular be good? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.

He is the first songwriter to win the prize.

The award has surprised many and begs the question: can the popular be good?


Filed under: music Tagged: Bob Dylan, George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize

23:00

John Wanoa - Latest News "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"


I spoke to Chief Taumata of Otaua Marae this morning and assured him as one of the 38 Marae of Taumata Kaumatua of Nga Puhi who I have expressed to them the significance of them as an Integral part of the 1835 Declaration of Independence Flag Sovereign Authority of the 8 tribes of Nga Puhi Whakameninga 1834 First British Land Contact Part of the Flag with the 8 Tribes Chiefs Pre-sold Private Contract Land at Kororareka (Russell) by British Land Agents to King William IV British Admiralty Ship of Navy Settlers and King William IV Crown Agents who arrived on 10 April 1834 with their British families from William Yard in Devon "Port: England King William IV Navy Yard and in particular the Russel Family of my Friend and Confidante Moyra Russell "Hoffman" (Direct Descendant)

And and the second part of the Declaration of Independence Flag of the Confederation of Chiefs Contract with King William IV on Waitangi Land Sold to the British Settlers already living on the land under a second British Ship of Admiralty stuck fast on Nga Puhi Ngti Kawa Land they chose at Waitangi Treaty Grounds as Pre-Sold again to the British Settlers who were already Settled under the First Contract Hapu Chiefs to King William IV in Kororareka (Russell)

So now The New Zealand NSW Government Land Titles were created from the British Titles in the Kings Bench Court having a Native Chief and a British Crown Agent linked to the New Zealand Government linked to the NSW New South Wales Government in Australia started in Sydney then to Melbourne Victoria to Canberra Presently Commonwealth of Australia Government as at 2016

The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi Agreement was haphazardly put together without an End Date and continued to this very day as a fraudulent Contract with a 1986 Constitution and its Principles adding more Fraud to that Contract Deal In 1868 and after the British Seized the Fraud Native NZ NSW Land Titles Created by the Government in Exile NZ Government in the Bay of Islands and reissued them back to the New Zealand Government under the "Manukau Land Company" British UK Real Estate Company registered in Glasgow Scotland UK

NZ Government then went under these Land Title s Direct to Britain under the British 1852 Constitution for New Zealand from Westminster Parliament UK instead of through NSW Australia where they started from in 1840 to 1868

Now because our first Contract at 10 April 2016 Land Title Contract was a British Land Title at Kororareka this forms the Basis of our Authority to use the Acts of King William IV Parliament London UK Full Reign of Authority for the Hapu Chiefs of the 8 Tribes of Nga Puhi to continue to use in an unbroken Hapu Sovereignty partnership Private Contract Business with King William IV Sovereign Monarch of England Britain UK to the 10 April 2016 and beyond until we the Administrators of his Private Contract with us change that contract and British Dual British UK Moai Crown Hapu Government Agreement with the King of England inside his Kings Bench Court of Admiralty in Plymouth England and on his "William Yard" Ancestral Land at Devon Port Naval Base where the Settlers of Kororateka (Russell) Bay of Islands came from in the first place

I am holding all these Documents and Doctrines of Discovery Title of the British King William IV Crown Agents for the British UK Government original "Ututaonga Native Land Title" Instruments of the Waitangi Land Blocks given to me by Hare Ututaonga the One House in the whole Bay of Islands Farm Land area

And hold the original "British Manukau Native Land Title " Instruments in Helensville Auckland Waikato area and the whole of New Zealand Title right here as the "Moai Crown" Ki...

23:00

I am so sick of all this diversity rubbish "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Labour Party don’t e-mail me anymore but the other day this turned up in my in box. It is a business survey that was focussed solely on diversity.”Diversity” is one of those buzz words that the PC world love and think is all about inclusiveness and  multiculturalism. In a video I watched recently multiculturalism […]

22:30

We got it all wrong. Having no money makes you a criminal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Radio NZ are pushing so many poverty tropes at the moment it is hard to keep up with them all. The latest one is that poverty makes you a criminal…as well as a dead beat parent. Some womble do-gooder from University and a left-wing activist with the Child Poverty Action Group thinks Judith Collins is […]

22:01

How It Went Down! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Wanna Know How it Went? Just Look at This Picture! October 9 2016 Debate     Trump is doing much better this time. I am having problems updating (it took a half hour to post this one line) but Trump told her she’d be in jail and the FBI would be investigated if he could […]

The post How It Went Down! appeared first on Uncensored Magazine.

22:00

We got it all wrong. Having no money makes you a bad parent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The whingers are out in force trying to prove Judith Collins wrong. Apparently, we got it wrong, having no money makes you a bad parent. A counsellor who’s worked with troubled Northland families for more than 40 years says poor parenting is a natural by-product of inter-generational poverty. Police Minister Judith Collins has blamed poor […]

21:39

Hurunui ratepayers will be pleased "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Briefly, I cannot believe this woman's attitude.

She has been newly-elected a Councillor and is demanding a subsidy for childcare so she can attend the weekly meetings.

Didn't she research what the role entailed before applying?

When I ran for parliament my children were very young. I took the serious and somewhat uncomfortable step of asking my parents if they would consider moving close to us before I undertook the decision to run. The children and I would need their support. In the event (thankfully in retrospect) the need didn't arise. The point is you make your own arrangements and fund them...unless of course you are an entitlist.

I am just glad she isn't in my electorate. That kind of hand-out solution to the first problem she encounters does not auger well for her ongoing performance.

21:30

At Tax Cut Club, we don’t talk about Tax Cuts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bill English has proved to be a very able Finance Minister. He has delivered up another surplus, and one so large that it looks like tax cuts are on the agenda for election year. Finance Minister Bill English has a rather dour public persona but the release of the annual Crown accounts usually also delivers […]

21:14

Dylan’s Nobel Laureate "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Via the NYT:

Bob Dylan, the poet laureate of the rock era, whose body of work has influenced generations of songwriters and been densely analyzed by fans, critics and academics, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

It is the first time the honor has gone to a musician. In its citation, the Swedish Academy credited Mr. Dylan with “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

There’s a great documentary about Dylan called Don’t Look Back, filmed in 1967 during Dylan’s first tour of the UK. He’s in his mid-twenties, and he’s a pretty awful person. One of the sub-plots is based on his rivalry with Donovan, a UK folk singer. The two musicians meet in a hotel room: Dylan is a rude jerk, Donovan plays a song, and it’s pretty good! (He wrote ‘Mellow Yellow’ and ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’!) And then Dylan picks up the guitar and plays ‘It’s all Over Now Baby Blue’, and you see the sickening realisation dawn on Donovan’s face that the person he’s been set up as a rival to is someone who might be bratty and rude but is also, crushingly, completely unfairly, Bob Dylan.


21:00

Little gets one right, shame he will be gazumped "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little got one right yesterday. For a party that is pro-union, pro-corrections and pro-criminal the announcement that they would fund 1000 extra Police was somewhat surprising. Labour has pledged to put 1000 extra police officers on the beat in its first term to reverse a “surge” in crime, in new policy unveiled by leader […]

20:39

Police numbers game "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

With a by-election coming up in December, which will probably include a new party campaigning on law and order, and a general election next year, parties are throwing police numbers around. Police Minister Judith Collins in a speech to the New Zealand Police Association Annual Conference this week: The Government has also made significant recent […]

20:30

Cry Baby of the Week "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This whinging cry baby isn’t identified by a complicit media, but they are a cry baby nonetheless, running off to the Human Rights Commission to complain about their rights being infringed…by a bank. HSBC New Zealand is closing bank accounts with balances under $100,000 in a move one customer has blasted as discriminatory. Local clients […]

20:07

Health Board Victories "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Vital poll result could help save hospital services By Alan Tristram The preliminary election result for seven members of the Capital & Coast District Health Board has elected candidates  who could make a difference to health services threatened by Government tight-fistedness and neglect. And six of the seven are women. The former chair of the […]

20:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. Katherine Mansfield who was born on this day in 1888.

She also said:

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

And:

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.

And:

The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.

And:

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.

And:

When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.

And:

It was one of those days so clear, so still, so silent, you almost feel the earth itself has stopped in astonishment at its own beauty.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Katherine Mansfield

20:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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19:57

Trump versus New York Times "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A New York Times story from Wednesday (US time): Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately Donald J. Trump was emphatic in the second presidential debate: Yes, he had boasted about kissing women without permission and grabbing their genitals. But he had never actually done those things, he said. “No,” he declared under questioning […]

19:41

Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in Literature "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Song is poetry with music, and one of the best music writers, Bob Dylan, has been awarded a Nobel Price for Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The New York Times writes: The singer and songwriter Bob […]

19:30

Are You Mind Controlled? The Many Forms of Mind Control Exposed! Neil Sanders "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Are You Mind Controlled? The Many Forms of Mind Control Exposed! Neil Sanders

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Neil Sanders http://www.neilsandersmindcontrol.com
It probably doesn't come as a surprise to know that mind control comes at us in many forms.
What is mind control exactly?
Is it the Manchurian candidate kinda thing?
Propaganda?
A truth or amnesia serum?
America's got talent?
Well yes, all of thee above, but one of the strongest forms of mind control is that which you perpetrate upon yourself in an effort to fit in, ask yourself, what's more important, being accepted? Or being exceptional?

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19:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Trial by Media as Trump is being turned into the next Bill Cosby Five women claimed they were touched inappropriately by Donald Trump The New York Times published two of the five allegations against Trump He is reportedly considering suing the newspaper for publishing the story Trump insiders told DailyMail.com Trump is going to ‘war’ […]

19:29

Confusing new ‘Conservatism’ "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

According to Bloomberg the new ‘Conservatism’ suggested by Theresa May for the United Kingdom is muddled, with some promising ideas and others ‘anything but’. Theresa May’s Confusing New ‘Conservatism’ You’d think managing Britain’s exit from the European Union would be enough to keep Theresa May busy. But it seems the U.K.’s prime minister wants to […]

19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is… eristic (adj) –  Given to or characterised by disputatious, often specious argument. (noun) – 1. One given to disputation or argument. 2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : From Eris, goddess of discord in Greek mythology, from Greek eris “strife, discord,” […]

19:13

$1.8b surplus announced "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The Crown accounts for the year to June were presented yesterday, with the big news being a bigger than expected surplus. Media release: Government surplus increases to $1.8 billion Finance Minister Bill English has today presented the Crown accounts for the year to June, showing a surplus of $1.8 billion in 2015/16, up from $414 […]

19:00

Friday's Fulminations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is mild moderation.  Normal rules of blogger etiquette and courtesy to blog hosts will apply.with serious transgressors being thrown out.

Unfortunately our system does not allow your comments to show up in the blog post itself.  Just in the comments section.

Visitors might consider the wisdom of using moderate language.

Regards

Adolf

19:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 13 4Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.

18:55

Social chat – Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A post for social chat. You can still chat socially on other posts if it happens in relation to other discussions but if you simply want a bit of social chat start here. The usual guidelines apply as to respecting others, behaviour and avoiding legal exposure. An emphasis on ‘social’, not ‘anti-social’.

18:50

Media watch – Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

14 October 2016 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 […]

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Open Forum – Friday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

14 October 2016 Facebook: NZ politics/media+ This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t 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 […]

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Do You Have To Define Your Relationship While You’re Apart? "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

(Source: adequateman.deadspin.com)



Illustration by Angelica Alzona.

A reader asks:

My girlfriend and I split up a couple of months ago, as she was traveling abroad for awhile and I started a job in a new place. However, we never really stopped talking. Even though we actually split up, nothing about our communication has changed. We clearly still like each other and miss each other. She’s coming back to the US at the end of the year. Do I have to bring this up and “define the relationship” anytime soon?

In a word: Yes.

I am the world’s foremost proponent of “defining the relationship” because of my own personal discomfort with ambiguity and awkward silences. But even I fell for the temptation of letting a good thing drag on after a distance-based breakup failed to take. My high school-turned-college boyfriend dumped me in an email from New Zealand within the first few weeks of his six-month study abroad. For the rest of the separation we maintained a quasi-romantic email and video chat relationship that any freshmen psych major could see was unhealthy for me, after my ex insisted we wait till he was again stateside to clarify the situation.

So I waited, wasting my time at college calculating time differences and taking care of the two dwarf hamsters he’d gifted me as a going-away present. Even finding out that dwarf hamsters have a nasty cannibalistic streak failed to fully elucidate the embarrassing absurdity of my situation.

When he returned—half a year after I’d stopped dating him but refused to start dating anyone else—we got back together right away. I was ecstatic, until a week later when he dumped me again.

This didn’t make any sense to me. Hadn’t he had months to decide what he wanted? Of course he did! But rather than mope about New Zealand wondering if he should stay with his high school sweetheart, this not-unreasonable dude spent his six months abroad bungee jumping and wallaby hunting (or at least one of those things).

I believe that you “clearly still like each other and miss each other,” but I can’t believe that nothing has changed about your communication. For one thing, you presumably communicate less in person. For another, you’re less wil...

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