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Thursday, 21 September

01:07

Not long til this years blockade of the arms trade. "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Were hosting a non-violent direct action (NVDA) training session on Monday, Oct 2nd.

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Kia ora friends and comrades,
Were in the final stretch of the build-up to this years blockade of the arms trade. We hope you are planning to join us down in Wellington on 10 & 11 October. Find out about registration, travel, and training sessions below. Together we can stop this Weapons Expo!

Register to take action
We are asking people to register with our site at www.stopthearmstrade.nz so weve got some idea about accommodation and food. Our friends in Wellington have got a couple of great places for people to stay. We would love it if you...

00:34

Large Earthquake Near Fukushima! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan, just 200 miles east of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. The earthquake occurred just before 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (the middle of the night in Japan) and was about six miles deep, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Its epicenter was near []

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00:30

Labour: Nationals deception an affront to democracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Grant is having a tizzy Voters this week have a clear choice between Labours optimism and honesty, or rewarding Nationals campaign of relentless lies, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Day after day National has been deliberately spreading lies about Labour, our intentions and what we will do in Government. New Zealanders deserve better than []

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00:00

The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist died recently, there was something surreal about the coverage. It is obviously amiss when a fit, young man dies suddenly, yet none of the news reports mentioned any cause of death. Some made elliptical references to mental illness, another ended with non-sequitur links to suicide prevention hotlines.This bizarre whisper-coverage is typical of []

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Wednesday, 20 September

23:44

Predicting A Change Of Government "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

KIN takes a punt By Roger Childs and Alan Tristram There will a collective sigh of relief around the nation when we finally get to Saturday night. We can then all relax after a punishing and over-lengthy campaign and watch the results come in. Editors, reporters and TV analysts may well hedge their bets and []

23:33

Junior College Teams Basketball Derby "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Exciting Junior Girls Clash By Raima Kingi and Hamish Weir, Kapiti College Junior Girls Coaches Wednesday 13 September saw the inaugural end of year derby between Kapiti College and Paraparaumu College Junior Girls. Both teams were missing some key players, but managed to entertain the crowd with a hard-fought game played in great spirit. Kapiti []

23:30

Nats attack cleared after whinging lefties moaned to BSA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some lefty moaner complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority over Nationals effective attack ad, and failed to get a ruling in their favour. The Broadcasting Standards Authority says a National Party election advertisement with the tagline Lets tax this, parodying Labours campaign motto Lets do this does not breach the Election Programmes Code. The BSA []

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23:15

How to remove annoying Labour Party ads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Are you sick of Labour Party ads? Help is at hand. NO-AD subscription only 32c a day Subscribe But wait theres more It also gets rid of the disgusting toenail fungus ad Lets do this We cant afford to wait Its time for a change to ad-free

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23:13

Earthquakes Everywhere! "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Thanks to Rose at The Con Trail: https://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/mexico-new-zealand-what-s-next?xg_source=activity Those that watch know that there is a pattern to the quakes when the area around Auckland Islands quake. Auckland Islands, East Coast NZ, Fukushima, Mexico west coast of US, Alaska and then often the Bering Straight.  The pattern is happening again. ~r~ It begins with Auckland []

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23:00

Yes Gareth, voters can be THAT thick, 2% of them at least "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Gareth Morgan cant believe that voters are thick: Gareth Morgan says his reaction to Labours surge in the polls after Jacinda Ardern took over as leader was to think voters cannot be this thick. It took wind out of everybodys sails. When 20 per cent of the population moves in 24 hours on a smiley []

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22:36

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE for our commenters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The contract we have with Google to run their adverts so we make a bit of money includes an iron-clad promise that we do not promote the clicking of ads.  Although I understand the humour behind promoting the clicking of certain ads at this stage of the election, moderators will at best delete the comment []

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22:30

Be careful what you wish for with Water Tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A new survey says that more than 50% of people want ALL users to pay for water. Yes, that means youcity dwellers. The majority of New Zealanders want farmers to be taxed for taking water from the environment, a new survey shows. Who should pay for water has been a flash point for voters ahead of Saturdays election, []

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22:15

Dear Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dear Jacinda, Ive seen you on the telly, dear, Theres quite a hullabaloo, But taxing this and taxing that Means my two ticks stay BLUE Youll tax us on our assets Theres nothing you wont snatch Youll tax us on our holidays Youll tax the boat or bach Youve said youll slap a tax on []

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22:01

Blog responses to CB poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Its interesting to see blog responses to polls. With some it depends very much on the results. Last night a Colmar Brunton poll showed a significant swing for National and against Labour. Whale Oil tends to be slow reacting to news, especially news they dont like. So far they have only one post on the []

22:00

Jacindamanias bubble has burst, Colmar Brunton shows massive swing to Nats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bad news for Jacinda Ardern and Labour in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. There has been a massive turnaround as people discover that Comrade Jacinda isnt all that. The fortunes of our two major parties have been reversed in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, which has National nine points ahead of Labour. National []

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21:38

Ardern not too young but rattled "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A  Herald ZB Kantar TNS poll shows that most people dont think Jacinda Ardern is too young to be Prime Minister. Age no barrier for Jacinda Ardern, new poll says The actual question asked isnt clear, but here are the reported results: Her age should have no bearing on how voters view her 44% Her age []

21:30

NZDF to transport fuels by sea and road "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will help transport fuel around the country by sea and road to help ease a jet fuel shortage triggered by a damaged oil pipeline in Auckland last week. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour would sail []

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21:20

Trumps speech to African leaders "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

"Our prosperity depends above all on peace." WATCH: @POTUS's full remarks at luncheon for African leaders. pic.twitter.com/xQ6i0Aobjp Fox News (@FoxNews) September 20, 2017 I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. 6 of the worlds 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa. We will continue our partnership on critical []

21:08

NZ Firsts slide "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

It looked like NZ First were in for a good election through the middle of the year, polling 9-10% in April , May and June, over their 8.66% of the 2014 election. In July they peaked at 13.5% (Reid Research), 11% (Colmar Brunton) and 11.5% (Roy Morgan). They were benefiting from the slide in support []

21:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and thats what I mean by Hallelujah  Leonard Cohen who was born on this day in 1934.


Filed under: quotes Tagged: Leonard Cohen

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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20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meet Gary Morgan.  The Man At The Top at Roy Morgan Research.  He may be, in the end, the most powerful influencer of how this election turned out.  His companys poll came out with the exact right numbers for right-leaning voters. As the countrys leading pollster, Gary Morgan is seen as having his finger on []

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20:20

Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Hurricane Maria is moving through the Caribbean on a slightly different track to Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. It has caused major damage in Dominica, Guadaloupe, US Virgin Islands and now has gone right across Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria is now approaching the northern coast of Puerto Rico as destructive winds and flooding are continuing, the []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is indolent (adj) 1. (a) Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. (b) Conducive to inactivity or laziness. 2. (a) Causing little or no pain. (b) Slow to heal, grow, or develop. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1660s, causing no pain, painless, from French indolent (16th century) or directly []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

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19:58

Ardern and English post debate comments "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern were interviewed after their final debate of the campaign. She wasnt drilled about Labour policy, just mainly asked about Englishs comments on various things, and how she has been attacked, and the nature of the campaign. Just one Labour policy issue was raised, on renegotiating the trade agreement with South []

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 Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

21 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 Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

21 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 []

18:14

Another Medical Study Links Fluoride to Lower IQ in Children "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Fluoridating municipal water supplies is akin to medicating someone without their consent, and is an abuse of human rights. The practice of fluoridation is justified as a necessary public health intervention to combat tooth decay, even thought the known dangers of fluoridation far exceed the potential benefit.

The notion that drinking fluoridated water decreases IQ in children is backed up by a number of studies and testimony by people at the highest levels of public health. In 2012, a major Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a risk to the developing intelligence of children, essentially lowering the IQ of those in communities with public water fluoridation.

A study published in December of 2016 by the International Society of fluoride Research in New Zealand, entitled, Developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride: a quantitative risk analysis 379 towards establishing a safe daily dose of fluoride for children, concluded that lowered IQ is indeed a risk for children whom consume uncontrollable dosages of fluoride in public water supplies.

Now, another report has been issued, warning expecting mothers that fluoride exposure in utero is linked to lower IQ in children.

The study, published Tuesday in Environmental Health Perspectives, found an association between lower intelligence and prenatal fluoride exposure in 299 mother-child pairs in Mexico. The team measured fluoride levels from mothers via urine samples and followed up on their children until they were between 6 and 12 years old. Even when other possible factors were taken into account, such as exposure to other chemicals, results continually showed that higher prenatal fluoride exposure was linked to lower scores on tests of cognitive function in children at age 4 and then again between 6 and 12.&...

15:23

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....... Read more

14:55

The loneliness of the election hoarding "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Every three years the institution of the election poster gives us an object lesson in psychogeography, remaking the country into red zones, blue zones, contested zones. A sign erected on a private fence or put up at ones window makes an uncomplicated political statement: this is a Tory household, a Labour household, a Green household; the sum of many such statements can mark an entire town or

14:33

New Zealand struck by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake just hours after Mexico City disaster "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was recorded 211 km (140 miles) west of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, off New Zealand's South Island, the USGS said. There were no tsunami warnings issued immediately after the quake. The quake was felt strongly in the capital Wellington but no damage to buildings has been reported. Train services were briefly disrupted in the area.

14:05

World watch Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

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

14:01

September 21 in history "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

455 Emperor Avitus entered Rome with a Gallic army and consolidated his power.

1217 Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo were killed in Battle of St. Matthews Day.

1411 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne, was born (d. 1460).

1745 Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope was defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

1756 John Macadam, Scottish engineer and road-builder, was born (d. 1836).

1792 The National Convention declared France a republic and abolished the monarchy.

1827  Joseph Smith, Jr. was reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.

1834 Betty Guard and her children were rescued from Ngati Ruanui (who had held them captive in Taranaki since April) by troops from HMSAlligatorand Isabella.

Rescue of <em>Harriet</em> survivors begins

1860   In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeated Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1866  H. G. Wells, English writer, was born (d. 1946).

1874  Gustav Holst, English composer, was born (d. 1934).

1897  The Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus editorial was published in the New York Sun.

1898...

13:32

A Song For The Times. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Its the terror of knowing
What the world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out 

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Queen


Video courtesy of YouTube


This posting exclusive to Bowalley Road.

11:07

Mexico earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The extent of damage and the death toll from thodays 7.1 earthquake in Mexico wont become clear for a day or two, but it looks very bad, with widespread damage reported and over 200 deaths recorded so far. With many collapsed buildings it will get worse. Guardian:  At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits []

10:57

MORE MEDIA CRAP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I see the media are running a shock horror story (stoked along by Professor Jane Kelsey ... surprise, surprise) about the propriety of officials from MFAT attending a scheduled meeting of officials from the eleven countries still keen on developing a regional tree-trade agreement following the withdrawal on the United States from the TPPA.

It may be news to the media but the world doesn't stop for a country having an election and neither it should.    This is a meeting off officials for c*********s.     Their mandate is to develop a pathway forward.     It will be up to the incoming government to decide whether or not they want to travel the road ... remembering of course that Socialist Cindy is on record as saying she fully supports free trade ... cough, cough, snort.

The media is as shallow as a birdbath in much of their reporting.   If they were consistent in their thinking in respect of an election hiatus then they would be arguing that New Zealand should not be signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which opens for signature in New York today ... fact is New Zealand was a major player in developing the Treaty and will be one of the first countries to sign up to it ... today ... as it should.


10:00

The Russian that saved the world RIP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 BBC News

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09:30

There should have been a sense of urgency to get out of there "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Troubling video filmed in Laos has shown construction workers fleeing for their lives after a dam overflowed upstream. The video uploaded to YouTube this week shows the panic at a construction site as a mass of brown water and trees overwhelm the banks of the Nam Ao River last Monday

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08:52

Its only another poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

This is a good boost for Prime Minister Bill English as he heads into the final leaders debate:


Filed under: politics Tagged: Act, Bill English, Green Party, Jacinda Ardern, Labour Party, Maori Party, NZ First, NZ National Party, One News Colmar Brunton poll, TOP, Winston Peters ...

08:49

Last debate, Ardern versus English "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The last debate between Bill English and Jacinda Ardern will be on TVNZ 1 at 7 pm tonight. I think that Mike Hosking will be back running it after an illness ruled him out of the second debate. English was rocked by a bad poll result before that debate, but it has swung the other []

08:47

TAXCINDA ... STOP WHINGING "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ok, we know you're  behind in the polls and running scared (and yes I said 5 days is a long time in politics) but Bill English is entirely right in calling you out on your promise to raise taxes and your attempt to label that as fake news just makes you look silly.

Fact ... Labour has promised to repeal National's effective tax cuts due to take effect from 1 April 2018.

Fact ... Those cuts have received legislative approval.   They are part of the law of the land.

Fact ... were Labour to repeal that legislation they would be legislating for tax increases.

Slam dunk.

The delicious irony in all of this is that should Labour win and to repeal the legislation they would be relying on the votes of the Greens and/or Winston First who both voted for the cuts.   Their gymnastic contortions would be a sight to behold ... voting against your own legislation ... mind boggling.

Sorry Socialist Cindy ... your faux outrage doesn't wash and that's why you're 9% behind in the polls, down 7% in the same number of days. 

08:23

Doomsday This Saturday (2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It might be for Winston Peters if the people at Colmar Brunton are right.



It comes after an intense week of campaigning which saw Jacinda Ardern make a U-turn on tax.

12 MIN AGO

His party vote has plunged to just five percent and he won't hold Northland so there's every chance of a Winstonless gummint come Sunday.

I can't remember when the polls were so 'all over the place' but of course this one is CB not Reid Research and CB has consistently had Labour ahead.  Today they are a whopping nine points behind.

I haven't pushed this poll through the election thingy but it these results are borne out, then National and ACT may well have enough to scrape in on their own.  The Maori Party would be almost a cert to join in to keep Winston away from their precious Maori seats if he did make it.

This is why elections are such marvellous sport.

08:04

1 News Colmar Brunton pre-election poll "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The last 1 News Colmar Brunton poll before the election: National 46% (last week 40%, previous 39%) Labour 37% (last week 44%, previous 43%) Greens 8% (last week 7%, previous 5%) NZ First 5%  (last week 6%, previous 9%) TOP 2.0% rounded (last week 2.0%, previous 1.9%) Maori Party 1% rounded (last week 1.1%, previous []

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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07:30

Labours bring out your dead campaign plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It seems Labour and their coalition partner the Media party are now playing the sympathy card to bring out votes for Labour: A passionate Labour supporter died less than two weeks before voting opened, but his message has reached thousands. Rangiora community stalwart Peter Allen who suffered from motor neurone disease  died on August 30, []

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07:00

Bird of the Week: Rifleman ~ Titipounamu "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

A little code breaker By Cushla  McGaughey Weighing just 6g and only 8cm long, the Rifleman is our smallest bird. It belongs to an ancient family of New Zealand wrens. The larger Bush Wren is the only other surviving species. Riflemen are very active and nimble. Constantly flicking their wings, they can work their way []

07:00

Nobody pays for water, so why are politicians and Media making you think otherwise? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. Federated Farmers is repeating, nobody in New Zealand pays for water. No household, no farm, no hairdresser not even Coca Cola. All we pay for in New Zealand is the right to access the water []

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06:33

Doomsday This Saturday? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Apparently some group of religious nutters in the United States have been given a preview of NZ's general election result on Saturday.

"If you have plans for Saturday, you may want to move them up a day. You see, several media outlets are reporting numerologist David Meade's prediction that this Saturday, September 23, marks the day that the world will end.......
.........The problem with almost all of the reporting, though, is that the news reports connect David Meade's doomsday predictions with a Biblical prophecy ministry named Unsealed. "

Apparently Winston Peters is some nasty character hiding behind the pseudonym 'Nibiru.'

06:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Cureckitycoo  to coo like a dove; to flirt and canoodle with someone; one who gives caresses.


Filed under: language Tagged: cureckitycoo

06:30

Dirty Swiss money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

[] Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG. The first 500-euro bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to []

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06:00

One Tier Wonderland (and NO Constitution) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post New Zealand is the only country in the world with no constitution. What we have are a series of imported Acts and locally passed Acts which jointly and severely form a type of constitution. The oldest of which is the U.K. imported Magna Carta which was first passed into law in 1215. We []

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05:30

Is ANZAC day looking at the wrong battle? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

World War One the Great War is commemorated on ANZAC day together with Australians, and on that day, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered. Perhaps the memories are better than those of the other theatre of war? While the name Gallipoli resonates with many, the huge impact the Western Front and the battle of Passchendaele had []

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05:11

Strong Earthquake Strikes New Zealand Region "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Heba-574M M 6.1 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Strikes W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Magnitude: 6.1 mww Location: 50.371S, 162.550E; 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand Depth: 10km Time: 2017-09-20 at 01:43:30 UTC Other Earthquakes in NZ: Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Strikes Cook Strait Magnitude: 5.1 Location: 41.48S, []

05:05

Fake News (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From the BBC, desperadoes who are learning fast from CNN.

Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'


Thus sayeth the headline.

This, just days after (a) the world's climate alarmist industry has admitted their models are a crock full of fictitious shit and , (b) more telling, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has admitted it has been falsifying temperature data, resulting in official readings higher than the actual temperatures.

Funny thing is, people who have lived in Adelaide for sixty years tell me this winter has been the coldest they can remember and I can vouch for the fact it has been the coldest in the six years I've been here.

What the BBC should be reporting about Australia is that as the country dives deeper into debt and as productive industries close because of over-expensive and unreliable electricity supplies, Australia's politicians and media are obsessed with the notion poofters should be allowed to marry each other.

For what reason, nobody can explain.

Oh dear.  Now the ABC is reporting unprecedented heavy frosts in central NSW.

You'd think these bloody pinko media types could co-ordinate their propaganda, wouldn't you?

Update

The confirmation of shenanagans just keeps on keeping on.  Read the story and weep.  Whenever, the data showed a discrepancy between observation and modelling theory, somebody went in and changed the data to remove the discrepancy.  Hide the decline.

Again and again and again.


05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tuscany Dawn from Bjarke Hvorslev on Vimeo.

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04:30

The pro-choice case for infanticide. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In 2012 After-Birth Abortion was proposed by two philosophers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. By reopening the ethical debate the pro-choice lobby was put in the difficult position of trying to find arguments to justify why infanticide is medically ethically unacceptable if abortion is medically ethically acceptable. Just when you thought the religious right couldnt []

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04:22

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City 119 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time).

This was the second quake today on the Ring of Fire zone in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake struck 256 kilometers west of Aukland Island.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Monday afternoon.

At least 119 people were killed in the attack.

Part of an elementary school collapsed today during the attack.

Emergency workers are still rescuing people tonight after the quake.

04:01

At Least 138 Dead After Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Via: New Zealand Herald: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing at least 138 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed []

04:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Net Oil imports/Exports, 2017 Click here for larger view

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03:39

An Unreliable Guy "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Local MP another no show Labour candidate Rob McCann says another opportunity to debate keys issues was lost when his main opponent, MP Nathan Guy, again failed to turn up to the latest candidates meeting, this time in his former home town of Levin. Its disappointing for locals when their MP doesnt front, said Labour []

03:30

If Labour are relying on youth to get across the line they are out of luck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour in the past several elections have clutched at straws to get over the line. Irrespective of leadership they tried copying Obamas social media campaign for 2011. Campaign chair Trevor Mallard waxed lyrical about how their blogs, twitter and Facebook presence would get them over the line. They claimed that big data was how they []

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03:00

The Commentariat is very frustrating this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I do find the commentariat very frustrating these elections including you Cam for missing some very basic facts. The fact that they have had nine years has been repeated ad nauseum to fix the housing problem, and the transport, and the social issues.  No, they havent! When they were elected New []

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02:30

Canterbury Uni poofs club channels the Wooloomooloo Faculty rules "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It looks like the Canterbury Uni poofs club is channelling the Wooloomooloo Faculty rulesinstead of no pooftahs, it appears it is no pooftahs who support the Nats. The president of the University of Canterburys (UC) queer students society says he was forced to resign after coming out as a National Party supporter. Max Farra, 20, stirred []

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02:20

More spending sign of failure "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

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.

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02:00

Rural-round-up "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Concerned over water policy Daniel Birchfield:

The Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) believes Labours water policy could lead to a growing rural-urban divide and the loss of millions of dollars from the Waitaki and Waimate districts.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has also let rip at the policy, claiming Waitaki irrigators could lose $25 million to $40 million if there is a change of government on September 23. . .

Embracing old and new:

A North Otago sheep farm uses a mixture of the old-fashioned and new-fangled at lambing time.

Creedmoor is a 50ha block of rolling land at Incholme, west of Oamaru. Owners Julian and Sharyn Price also lease a neighbouring 20ha.

The couple have become lamb whisperers, breeding composite ewes with quiet temperaments that are not fazed by their human handlers in their midst.

Flightiness has been culled out, along with dags.

The Prices call their flock Creedmoor Supersheep a moniker endorsed by their records. Since 2006 they have exceeded a 200% lambing rate and last year 25% of their surplus lambs were killed at three months. . . 

Tasty bait balls used to poison wallabies:

Waimates wily pests are about to be tempted with lethal treats

Green balls flavoured with peanut butter are being placed on stakes in remote Mackenzie district hill country, where they are likely to appeal to the Bennetts wallaby population. The third batch, following two deliveries of non-toxic balls about a week apart, will contain cyanide that produces a quick death after being eaten by the marsupials.

The project is part of Environment Canterburys biosecurity work to reduce pest numbers. . .

Chopping out a career in the mostly male world of butchery Christina Persico:

Think of a butcher and you generally think of a man but Kayla Scott thinks its a job for anyone.

...

02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Worlds Greatest Traveller He had eyes in his mouth, eyes in his nose, eyes in his ears, and eyes in his mind William Jerdan James Holman, was hailed as one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. He was known simply as the Blind Travellera solitary, sightless adventurer who fought []

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01:30

Whaleoil Poll Result: 2017 National Party voting intention (September Poll 2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Weve run nine previous polls, roughly one a month since February.   This was the result for our tenth and last poll yesterday.   Here is the progression of results   Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug A Aug B Sep A Sep B Other 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 []

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01:20

The Real Jacinda Ardern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Leighton Smith suggested people come to the site to view these videos of Jacinda Ardern from 2009. This post is to make it easy for you to find. and:     No one except hard core communists and socialists call people comrade. This is Comrade Jacinda Ardern.

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00:54

Podcast: Enspiral's Silvia Zuur on 'Progress Through Collaboration' "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand.

00:53

The KIN Mid-Week Quiz 89 "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

The latest challenge.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers on Sunday.   What momentous event happened in New Zealand on 19 September 1893?   Beautys Reward, Key of Pleasure and Hearts Reviver are varieties of what?   What is the English name for the country named []

00:30

The Education Elephant in the Election Room "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I went to a country high school.  Despite it being many moons ago I have a vivid memory of the good teachers who taught us so much, inspired us to excel, passed on important values and lifted our performance.  I also remember the not so good teachers generally lazy, poorly prepared, not []

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00:26

Mexico Earthquake 7.1 Mag: Live Stream YT "IndyWatch Feed Nznews"

Started streaming 3 hours ago A 7.1 earthquake has hit near Mexico City. There are reports of damage and possibly collapsed buildings. This is the second big earthquake in Mexico in two weeks. We have LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE of the Mexico earthquake.

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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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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"

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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07:44

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 []

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 []

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