Old rich white man complains about another group receiving privilege

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Don Brash is in the news again complaining that a certain sector of our society may be receiving some sort of privilege. He is claiming that the decision not to prosecute Josie Butler for throwing a fake penis at Steven Joyce is because she is a young Maori woman.

From Stuff:

She regarded it as a joke, [but] I don’t think it is a joke throwing something at a minister…

“Had it been a brick, hopefully she would have been prosecuted, the fact it was a sex toy apparently doesn’t warrant prosecution.”

He had heard suggestions that Butler’s race and gender may have played a role in the police decision.

“The cynic says that [Butler] was not charged because she was a woman, or perhaps because she was Maori – I don’t know, that’s the cynical reaction – whereas the guy who threw the brown stuff at Gerry Brownlee was a male Pakeha.

“Whether there’s anything in that, I don’t know, but I’ve heard that comment voiced by a number of people.”

Holy shifting goalposts. If it had been a brick or a molotov cocktail or a grenade then I am certain that she would have been charged. But it was a fake penis that did nothing more than squeak slightly when it hit Joyce.

The police have a discretion not to charge.  The trifling nature of the incident and Ms Butler’s youth and previous good character were relevant considerations.  And Joyce does not appear to be too traumatised by what has happened.

This case is entirely different to the Christchurch assault on Brownlee which was more distressing for him.

And the claim of privilege is ironic coming from someone like Brash. Maybe he is more concerned that it is being shared around rather than it exists.

84 comments on “Old rich white man complains about another group receiving privilege”

  1. aerobubble 1

    She regarded it as a joke, defence lawyer contended what? a bit of banter mylord.
    How is Brash served by a strawman like that? Anyway when did Maori women get so good at throwing? Should Brash be worried more about that?

  2. Sirenia 2

    Some of the people behind his Iwi/Kiwi campaign and Orewa speech are behind the Change the Flag propaganda. So perhaps Brash now thinks he and his opinions are still relevant.

  3. weka 3

    I would have thought her being Māori made her more likely to be arrested.

    It wasn’t a joke Don, it was a political protest. Remember?

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/dam/images/news/2015/05/08/don-brash-hit-by-mud-at-waitangi.jpg.

    • Grindlebottom 3.1

      I would have thought her being Māori made her more likely to be arrested.

      Good point.

    • Amanda Atkinson 3.2

      People pick and choose on this one, does my head in. It’s a non issue. Tony Veitch would have ended up in the clink if he was Maori, no question. To counter that, Hone Harawira, would have been turfed out of government and torn a new one if he was white, and said “Black Moth** F***ers” … it goes both ways. Yes, i can already climbing in and saying that’s apples and oranges. My point is only that sometimes it helps, sometimes it hinders being, white, maori, woman, young, old, rich, poor. Assuming that she it more or less likely to be arrested because she is Maori, was stupid by Don Brash, and stupid by you because it’s irrelevant. We can’t make sweeping generalizations either way, because it is irrefutable, that there are countless examples of both.

      • One Anonymous Bloke 3.2.1

        We could believe that if we were completely ignorant of the laws of probability. Fortunately, we aren’t.

        Weka is quite right.

      • weka 3.2.2

        I’m not making a sweeping generalisation, I commented on a well-known fact, that Māori are over-represented in the Justice System. Plus what OAB said re probability.

        “To counter that, Hone Harawira, would have been turfed out of government and torn a new one if he was white, and said “Black Moth** F***ers””

        How ironic. Brash practiced overt, intentional racism as leader of the opposition (Kiwi/Iwi billboards), and that cost him his job. Not because racism in NZ yields that reaction, but because of politics. If being racist cost politicians their job in this country Brash would have been fired by his party at the time. But he wasn’t, because we’re still a racist country.

        Harawira on the other hand was making a casual, reactive comment in a personal email that might have been personal bigotry, but wasn’t racism in the way being discussed in this thread. You might want to think that black and white are exact and entire opposites, but they’re not. There’s no symmetry in racism or systemic prejudice in general.

  4. Smilin 4

    Dont the police normally ask the victim if they want to press charges except in cases where the police have a mandate to charge which can range from internal policy in the police or in the case of Nicky Hager “a threat to national security” I say tongue in check or in KDC case US bullying to have him extradited
    I mean there are so many areas in police operation that are subject to the discretion of the police to act that Don Brash and his early electioneering on behalf of National is a bit limp given how for the elections are away here but being the strategist he is the more he can tie the PM to the US show the better he hopes it will be for Keyster to achieve his one over Helen Clarke
    F U KEY hope you get hit by a golf ball and you become a complete vegetable so that I dont have to waste anymore of my good sense having to listen or see any more of your BS

    • Tarquin 4.1

      You are a very sad individual. I hope you get the help you clearly need.

      • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 4.1.1

        F U KEY hope you get hit by a golf ball and you become a complete vegetable so that I dont have to waste anymore of my good sense having to listen or see any more of your BS

        And there you have it. The compassionate left.

        • vto 4.1.1.1

          Heshe is not “left” you foolish gorm…

          heshe is one of your own

          • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 4.1.1.1.1

            Are you sure, vto?

            Have a look back at Smilin’s comments and see if you stand by that opinion.

            • mickysavage 4.1.1.1.1.1

              Gee gormless. The left and the right all have extremists. I am sure that you get annoyed when you get compared to Hitler. Please up the quality.

              • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell

                I only seem to run into crazies from the left lately. Must be the circles I move in.

                And the policy for blaming Farrar for the crazies on his site might have to be re-visited.

                • vto

                  it is definitely the circle you go in

                  • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell

                    I am sure that you get annoyed when you get compared to Hitler.

                    LPrent! Look! Look! Godwinning!

                • swordfish

                  I should stick all this on your new piss-taking site if I was you, Gormy. Add a few little erudite bon mots here and there to jazz it up a bit, eyebrow arched with intended irony … and basically share a wee smug chuckle with your Tory boarding school chums while simultaneously getting it all out of your system. You Young Nats don’t ‘arf get up to some larks during your Summer Half-Hols.

        • tinfoilhat 4.1.1.2

          This site and the commenters/comments on it are no more fully representative of ‘the left’ than the equivalent blogs are fully representative of ‘the right’.

          I would hope that most of the general public, irrespective of their voting intentions, would be as put off by such comments regardless of whom they were directed at.

        • weka 4.1.1.3

          “And there you have it. The compassionate left.”

          And there you have it. The socially inept and stupid right.

          See how that works? But, hey, I think lots of people here would be happy to take you as the spokesperson for the right. Your peers probably won’t appreciate it though.

        • You_Fool 4.1.1.4

          its good to know that we can blame all the right on the actions of a few too then 🙂 No complaining about generalisations or that people designated as “right” aren’t really right or anything silly like that…

        • aidan 4.1.1.5

          i believe that is what is most commonly known as “venting”. ie i expect that smillin must feel kinda frustrated and angry that our country has been taken over by the smilin ass and his crew and we have to contend with a compliant media peddling clickbait.. i mean come on! surely they are not alone in that!

          • Expat 4.1.1.5.1

            aidan

            Good on you for putting some balance into the argument, it does help to understand the causes, and you could argue that, from what you say, there was some just cause, but violence doesn’t solve anything either.

      • Anno1701 4.1.2

        “Tarquin”

        I really hope thats your real name ,

        cos you couldnt make that s#*t up if it is !

        • Tarquin 4.1.2.1

          What’s wrong with Tarquin? The original was apparently a Roman king, in my case I think my parents smoked a few too many. By the way, +100 tinfoil hat. Wishing damage to people is unnecessary and brings everyone down.

          • Anno1701 4.1.2.1.1

            ” in my case I think my parents smoked a few too many”

            fair enough

            you dont have any siblings called Tristan or felicity do you ?

            • Tarquin 4.1.2.1.1.1

              Sorry to disappoint but one out of it name was enough. Not enough money in the family to afford names like that anyway. I did have a dog called Rupert if that’s any help.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.2

      F U KEY hope you get hit by a golf ball and you become a complete vegetable

      That really isn’t necessary.

  5. Anno1701 5

    it was an inflatable squeaky toy..

    had it been a real sex toy it would have done some real damage (looking at the size of it)

    those things are (ahem) hard and heavy !

  6. Lanthanide 6

    Josie did (and does) not regard it as a joke. She regards it as legitimate protest against a treaty that the New Zealand public have not been able to have a proper informed debate on.

  7. vto 7

    Yeah, get the f%#king old white men, especially the rich ones ….

    what have they ever done for us? Eh?

    Other than create, for better or worse, pretty much all of what constitutes NZ today….

    doh

    • Anno1701 7.1

      “Other than create, for better or worse, pretty much all of what constitutes NZ today….”

      you mean the working classes who ACTUALLY built NZ dont you ?

      • BM 7.1.1

        The people who created NZ were the individuals who came up with the ideas and plans.

        The working class were just the tools to get stuff built.

        • McFlock 7.1.1.1

          lol

          If that were true, the dreamers would treat their “tools” much better than they do.

        • Anno1701 7.1.1.2

          “were just the tools”

          it appears im going to have to defer to your loooong experience of being a tool

        • weka 7.1.1.3

          “The people who created NZ were the individuals who came up with the ideas and plans.”

          And obviously none of those were women or Māori either.

          • BM 7.1.1.3.1

            Probably not.
            But that was just the way society operated back then.

            Apparently there’s quite a few more Women involved in engineering these days, no where near the sausage fest it used to be.

            https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=percentage+of+female+engineers+in+the+world

            • weka 7.1.1.3.1.1

              “Probably not.”

              I’ll take that as meaning you don’t know.

              “But that was just the way society operated back then.”

              No, it wasn’t. That’s how the rich white men have told history. It’s not what actually happened.

              Christ, even you should have heard of Kate Sheppard. For everyone famous Māori or woman there are untold you haven’t heard of because the people writing history didn’t tell their stories or people like you were raised to think them unimportant.

              edit, just seen your edit re engineers. Did engineers write the Treaty? You have an odd idea of what created NZ if you think it was all down to blokes with that kind of skill set.

              • BM

                Right, you’re looking at built meaning, built NZ society.

                I was looking at built meaning, built dams, railways,roads,buildings etc.

              • vto

                How can that be weka?

                We are constantly told that white men had the positions of power. That white men created the institutions. That white men occupied all the professions.

                What gives?

                They either did, or they didn’t

                • maui

                  Why should weka waste their time answering someone who discounts women at every turn.

                • weka

                  “They either did, or they didn’t”

                  False binaries are a tool of the patriarchy. It suits those in power to tell the story as if Maori and women had no power or influence or creativity. But it’s not true, and you appear to still, after all this time, not understand what institutional power is and how it privileges people differently.

                  When women didn’t have the vote they obviously were at a disadvantage politically. But that didn’t render them mute. Men might have tried to silence them in different ways including via institutional power, but women still had voices and used them where they could. That’s how they eventually got the vote. But the fact of those voices in no way means that white men didn’t have power they refused to share with others. Do you get the difference?

                  • vto

                    You are never going to answer the question weka so I am just going to leave it

                    fuck the old white men eh

                    that is the consistent vibe

                    I just thought that they may be credited for some good, but even that is too hard

                    • One Anonymous Bloke

                      Weka just gave you a big hint. A false binary might pretend that people are wholly evil or wholly good.

                      Perhaps you can quote the part where she said white men are wholly evil.

                      You really need to let go of that shit: only I am wholly evil 😈

                    • weka

                      “You are never going to answer the question weka so I am just going to leave it”

                      Vto, you asked,

                      How can that be weka?

                      We are constantly told that white men had the positions of power. That white men created the institutions. That white men occupied all the professions.

                      What gives?

                      They either did, or they didn’t

                      I answered that. Why are you saying I’m never going to answer the question?

                      fuck the old white men eh

                      that is the consistent vibe

                      Only in your head. My father is an old white man (and upper middle class) and I don’t think badly of him for that. Likewise many older white well off men I have known.

                      Your struggle with this is based on your own thoughts and beliefs not mine. No-one is condemning old white men.

                  • One Anonymous Bloke

                    +1

                    Tao te Ching chapter 2: “when good is valued, evil has been learned…in this way, life and death are abstracted from growth…”

                    False binaries 🙂

      • vto 7.1.2

        Yes them too of course. Indeed absolutely.

        But you know, it is not possible to blame all the negatives on old white men without also attributing the positives.

        Do the positives outweigh the negatives?

        Go the old white men I say!!!

        • weka 7.1.2.1

          “Do the positives outweigh the negatives?”

          Who gets to decide?

          Who gets to even frame the question in that way as opposed to other ways of understanding and valuing things?

          Victors write history to suit themselves, that’s why Brash is being held accountable. Not because all rich, older white men are to blame or are wrong, but because they have had privilges that everyone else hasn’t and they have their own set of accountability just like everyone else does.

          • vto 7.1.2.1.1

            But do the positives in what constitutes NZ today outweigh the negatives weka?

            Give us your personal view – at least that would be a starting point, rather than avoiding by trying to pull apart each teency strand of the thread.

            My personal view is that the positives in our society, relative to other societies, outweigh the negatives.

            Go the old white men!

            • weka 7.1.2.1.1.1

              can you please give me some examples of the positives and negatives, I’m not exactly sure what you are referring to.

  8. Ben 8

    So you have to be a middle-aged, median wage earning, mixed-race eunuch to be able to voice a complaint?

    • No. Exhibit A = Don Brash.

      Nevertheless, when your ‘complaint’ involves spreading the notion that a member of two groups objectively known to be disadvantaged in the criminal justice system has supposedly been privileged by the Police then you shouldn’t expect everyone’s heads to nod in reverential unison at the ‘wisdom’ of your insight.

      And, when you throw the ‘unjustified privileged treatment’ stone (based on group membership) you can expect to have similar stones thrown right back at you – especially if you’re a member of a group that, objectively, is sitting in a figurative glass house of privilege when it comes to institutionalised cultural, economic and ideological power.

      It’s like hearing Dame Jenny Shipley decry New Zealanders’ attachment to the relics of the colonial past as she did on a recent ‘Sunday’ programme on RNZ. Her ‘glass house’ Damehood – from which she deigned to criticise other New Zealanders’ sentiments – is a virtual Crystal Palace (home of The Great Exhibition) of colonialist hypocrisy.

      Give us all a break.

      Personally, one of the aspects of Brash’s comments I found most objectionable was the way he tried to disown the view that the decision was based on the protestor’s gender and ethnicity – “I’ve heard that comment voiced by a number of people“.

      Does he agree with the comment he has heard voiced? If he does why didn’t he present it as his opinion? If he didn’t then why on earth did he bring it up in the first place?

      Simply echoing that claim then figuratively shrugging his shoulders and saying “I don’t know“?

      Cowardly stuff.

      Or utterly disingenuous.

  9. Expat 9

    Reminds me of a piece in the Herald I read about Sir Roger Douglas, who wrote in the opinion column, justifying his (and his families) expenditure to travel to the Rugby World Cup ($12500 from memory).

    The final comment was, “working NZ’ers are only there to service the rich”.

    I searched the Herald to link the story, but they seem to have removed it, probably to controversial.

  10. One Anonymous Bloke 10

    In other news, research results demonstrate the link between corned beef and a rare form of brain atrophy, although other authors blame toxoplasmic parasitism and bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

    • Expat 10.1

      OAB

      You don’t actually give much credit to the “other authors”, as “toxoplasmic parasitism” does not exist, “brain atrophy” also has links to old age, excess alcohol, boredom…………

      • One Anonymous Bloke 10.1.1

        Toxoplasmosis most certainly exists, and is most certainly caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. However, my disagnosis was for comic effect only, though it does rely on the audience’s knowledge of Brash’s diet.

        • Expat 10.1.1.1

          Your right, “Toxoplasmosis parasitism” does exist, but I didn’t know he had a cat, I did see the humor, which is why replied and added a few other indications for brain atrophy.

          • One Anonymous Bloke 10.1.1.1.1

            Tii Gondii manipulates rats to make them easier prey for cats. Is it too big a stretch to imagine that it manipulates humans (who’ve come into contact with soil, or undercooked meat, or vegetables, and yes, cats) into eating junk and believing the things Don Brash believes?

            This anonymous bloke doesn’t think so 🙂

            • Expat 10.1.1.1.1.1

              It appears that Don Brash is not the only one to have developed the same symptoms and causes you describe, Sir Roger must have a cat as well.

              • One Anonymous Bloke

                The question is, has Gareth Morgan ever come into contact with soil or vegetables? Obviously cats can be ruled out.

  11. Ian 11

    She assaulted a minister of the crown and should have been arrested and charged with assault. Don Brash is totally correct.

    • Puddleglum 11.1

      Was he “totally correct” in promoting the speculation that she wasn’t arrested because of her gender and ethnicity?

    • Draco T Bastard 11.2

      No, he’s just an arsehole who’s looking at things in black and white rather than the True Colour of life. Shouldn’t be surprised by that as he’s obviously out to destroy all life on Earth.

      I don’t recall when Don Brash and others of the National Party broke the law with their actions with the Exclusive Brethren Don Brash calling for him and the rest to be charged with the crime immediately and without leniency.

      Seems that Don Brash is very selective in who he thinks the law should be applied to and how.

  12. Liberal Realist 12

    Brash just painted himself as a target for the next one!

  13. Lloyd 13

    Don Brash is just jealous.

    Bet he has never had a young women do anything with a sex toy to him

  14. Jay 14

    Whether he’s right about why she wasn’t charged I don’t know, but police certainly had a policy of warning Maori traffic offenders (in South Auckland), and also of giving pre-charge warnings to Maori for fairly minor offending regardless of their criminal history, when other ethnicities aren’t eligible if they have criminal history.

    This is all an attempt to try and even up the stats. So I know that the police do make decisions to charge at least in part based on whether you’re Maori or not, believe it or not as you like.

  15. “Ill-thrown prick draws comment from silly prick?”

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • India a major player in Earth observation satellites
    While many imagine that countries like the USA and Europe dominate space activities, in fact India is now a major player on this stage. It launches satellites for its own purposes and also commercially, and has constellations orbiting our planet and returning data of vital importance to that nation in ...
    SciBlogsBy Duncan Steel
    5 days ago
  • The rot at the top (2).
    Thanks to a report from the Acting Inspector General of Intelligence and Security following a complaint by Nicky Hager, we have come to find out that the SIS illegally spied on Mr. Hager on behalf of the NZDF after publication of Hager’s 2011 book, Other People’s Wars. The NZDF justified ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    5 days ago
  • Common misconceptions about “Global Warming”
    COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING MYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate. FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, ...
    An average kiwiBy admin@averagekiwi.com
    5 days ago
  • A climate of tyranny
    For the past week, Extinction Rebellion has been peacefully protesting in London to demand action on climate change. The British government's response? Ban their protests:Police have banned Extinction Rebellion protests from continuing anywhere in London, as they moved in almost without warning to clear protesters who remained at the movement’s ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • Collins crushes climate
    An essay by Judith Collins MP reported on Carbon News yesterday seems to show an alarming shift in attitude within the National Party. Collins argues against the Zero Carbon Bill, the Paris Agreement, and downplays the magnitude of climate impacts. The Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015 and ratified ...
    SciBlogsBy Robert McLachlan
    5 days ago
  • More disappointment
    When they were running for election, Labour promised to overhaul the Employment Relations Act and introduce fair pay agreements to set basic pay and conditions on an industry level, preventing bad employers from undercutting good ones. They followed this up by establishing a working group, which reported back in January ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • What do these mother-child studies really say about fluoridation?
    A list of indicators of bad science – many of these are found in articles promoted by anti-fluoride activists. Anti-fluoride activists have been pouring money into a scaremongering campaign warning pregnant women not to drink fluoridated water. They claim fluoride will lower the IQ of their future child. Fluoride ...
    5 days ago
  • Losing Labour’s Mills-Tone.
    Nothing Left To Say: Labour's pollster, Stephen Mills, remains swaddled-up in the comforting myths of the 1980s. As if the experience of Roger Douglas’s genuinely radical post-Muldoon policy agenda was literally a once-in-a-lifetime thing – as much as the party could possibly absorb for at least the next 50 years.MEMO ...
    5 days ago
  • Speaker: Disability and the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse
    The Royal Commission on abuse in care is very significant for the disability community. For many decades last century, thousands of disabled children, and adults who managed to survive, were locked away from families and communities. This was not for anything they had done, but for the perceived threat their ...
    5 days ago
  • Spain is not a democracy
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • UK Conservatives hate democracy
    With an unfair voting system, uneven electorates and an un-elected upper house, the UK's "democracy" is barely worthy of the name. But now the government wants to make it worse:The government has been accused of suppressing voters’ rights with the potential disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of people after plans ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • What is wrong with our building industry?
    Back in the 90's and early 2000's, the building industry was building leaky homes which should never have been granted consent. Now it turns out they've been building dodgy office blocks as well:New imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Local bodies
    Local body election results were released over the weekend, to joy or despair depending on where you live. In Auckland, Phil Goff trounced John Tamihere, who is muttering darkly about running for Parliament again (but which party would want him?) Wellington is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weta Workshop, except ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • A future of government
      How could government evolve over the next decades? Reports of democracy’s imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.  However, satisfaction with political systems in many countries is low, so there is much to do for governments of all political stripes to improve relevance and trust. Digital technologies are seen as one ...
    SciBlogsBy Robert Hickson
    1 week ago
  • Speaker: Catalonia, interrupted
    Two years have now gone by since the Friday afternoon when my university-student son and I headed out of our Barcelona flat to a nearby primary school, designated as a polling station for the vote that was to be held the following Sunday: the referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain ...
    1 week ago
  • Sage Decisions Unwisely Over-Ruled.
    Overruled: The joint decision of Finance Minister, Grant Robertson (Labour) and his Associate Minister, David Parker (Labour) arguably the two most powerful ministers in Jacinda Ardern’s government, to grant OceanaGold the consents which Land Information Minister, Eugenie Sage (Greens) had earlier denied them, offers bitter proof of how hard fighting ...
    1 week ago
  • Government may ban voting in effort to get more people to do it
    More than double the number of people who will vote in this year’s local body elections have tried marijuana or urinated somewhere they shouldn’t have. As local elections look set for the lowest turnout in decades, with many regions falling well short of 40%, the Government is exploring a number ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    1 week ago
  • Woman: Deleted.
    A Statement on Abortion Law Reform by the Council of Disobedient Women   On the eve of bringing an end to antiquated, anti-women abortion laws Green MP Jan Logie intends to write women out of the Bill. With a stroke of the pen, the woke are aiming for total erasure ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • The Hollowest of Men Ride Again… SURPRISE!
    Musings continue apace about “the experienced businessman!” soon to be taking up a National Party MP position. Or to be more accurate, being parachuted into a seat to shut down their former MP Jamie-Lee Ross, who despite his own shortcomings shed at least some more light on the inner workings ...
    exhALANtBy exhalantblog
    1 week ago
  • Barbaric
    The Ugandan government wants to murder gay people:Uganda has announced plans to impose the death penalty on homosexuals. The bill, colloquially known as “Kill the Gays” in Uganda, was nullified five years ago on a technicality, but the government said on Thursday it plans to resurrect it within weeks. The ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Fighting Monsters.
    Freedom Of Speech? The Säuberung (cleansing by fire) was the work of the German Student Union which, on 10 May 1933, under the watchful eye of the Nazi Reichminister for Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, consigned 25,000 books to the flames in a ritual exorcism of “un-German thought”. According to the logic of the ...
    1 week ago
  • The next wave of kaupapa Māori politics: its constitutional, it must be.
      “There can be no such thing as kaupapa Māori political parties or politics in Aotearoa” (Willie Jackson, Labour Party (2017). Māori TV, General/List Election Special) I begin with that claim because at the time, I was confounded at first that it fell out of Willie Jackson’s mouth, and then ...
    EllipsisterBy Ellipsister
    1 week ago
  • Night lights of NZ from orbit
    New Zealand has prided itself for decades with regard to its lack of pollution, and all will be aware that the ‘100% Pure New Zealand‘ meme is under threat through land, water and air pollution of various causes. There is another type of contamination that the country also faces: light ...
    SciBlogsBy Duncan Steel
    1 week ago
  • Reporters deliver uplifting news to fleeing Japanese residents: they won’t miss any rugby
    New Zealand’s media is doing its part in Japan, reassuring those in the path of the storm that they won’t miss any rugby while away from their flooded homes. New Zealand sports reporters stationed in Japan for the Rugby World Cup have had the rare and heartwarming opportunity to inform ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    1 week ago
  • Government in contentious discussions about whether to put surplus on red or black
    Regional Development Minister Shane Jones is the only Cabinet member in favour of putting it all on green. As Finance Minister Grant Robertson finds himself with an enormous $7.5 billion surplus, the Government has begun intense, at times contentious conversations about whether to put the money on red or black at ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    1 week ago
  • Jordanian teachers’ successful strike has lessons for here
    by Susanne Kemp At the start of September close to 100,000 school teachers went on strike in Jordan.  They demanded a 50% pay rise.  A pay rise actually agreed to by the regime back in 2014. In early October, however, in the face of government repression and threats, the teachers’ ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    1 week ago
  • Why some people still think climate change isn’t real
    Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Why do people still think climate change isn’t real? David ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • The SIS unlawfully spied on Nicky Hager
    Back in 2011, journalist Nicky Hager published Other People's Wars, an expose on NZDF's activities over the previous decade of the "war on terror". NZDF didn't like this, and especially didn't like the fact that it was base don leaks from their own. So, they had the SIS investigate him ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • October 2019 – Newsletter
    https://mailchi.mp/7d9133add053/closing-the-gap-october-2019-newsletter ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
    1 week ago
  • And they wonder why we think they’re environmental vandals…
    The Zero Carbon Bill is due back from select committee in two weeks, and will likely pass its final stages in November. So naturally, farmers are planning a hate-march against it. But they're not just demanding lower methane targets so they can keep on destroying the planet; they're also demanding ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Paying the price in California
    Last year, California burned. This year, to stop it happening again (or rather, to stop themselves from being found liable if it happens again), Pacific Gas and Electric is cutting power to half the state for a week:Schools are closed. Traffic lights down. Tunnels dark. Businesses unopened. Hospitals running on ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Let’s Hear It For Up-Close-And-Personal, Hard-Copy Democracy!
    The Best Way: Missing from the on-line voting debate is any reference to the voting system that produces turn-out figures ranging from 77 to 93 percent of registered voters. The voting system used to collect and count the votes cast in our parliamentary elections. The system that involves citizens making ...
    1 week ago
  • 10/10: World Day Against the Death Penalty
    Today, October 10, is the world day against the death penalty. Out of 195 UN member states, 84 still permit capital punishment. Today is the day we work to change that. This year's theme is children. Having a parent sentenced to death or executed causes long-term trauma and stigmatization which ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Talking Freer Lives: a Marxist gender-critical perspective from Australia
    Among the great new bunch of political friends we have been making recently is the excellent Australian-based Marxist gender-critical site, Freer Lives.  So we asked the comrade who set up that blog to write something for Redline on the blog, himself, his analysis of the rise of gender politics and ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    1 week ago
  • Government spin accepted by union leadership
    by Don Franks  The Auckland City Mission is struggling with a 40 percent increase in demand for food parcels this year. A total of 23,020 were needed by June. Last month Missioner Chris Farrelly told the Herald the “cupboards are bare” and without an emergency food drive, he can’t see ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Forbidden Thoughts
    by The Council of Disobedient Women   Massey Wellington Student Association had a sit-in today. Imagine a sit-in. On a campus. Against a women’s rights meeting. Did the ’60s really happen or did we fucking dream it? They gathered in the student square, an echo chamber. Sitting on soft pillows ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Much love to my loyal Ukrainian readership
    For some reasons, my post about the mystery message from inside the Downing Street bunker seemed to catch people's attention.  Quite a lot of hits from NZ (unsurprisingly) and the USA (a bit more puzzlingly, but hi there, USAians!!) and 76 views from the Ukraine.I've celebrated my Ukrainian readers in ...
    1 week ago
  • Another day of bonkers GNUmours (again, sorry)
    First, almost a score of Labour MPs seem to have sent a letter to the EU basically begging them to accept a deal - any deal - just so Britain can get the Heck on with Brexiting instead of being trapped in limbo:
    To avoid no deal, deliver on the ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour vs working class immigrants – again!
    by Phil Duncan In 2016 the National-led government suspended the Parent Visa Category, through which migrants were able to bring their parents into New Zealand.  Since then over 5,700 people have been in immigration limbo, stuck on the visa wait list. Labour is now bringing back the scheme.  Well, sort ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Speak Up for Women press statement: on Massey University and Feminism 2020
    The following was released yesterday (Tues, October 8) by the women’s liberation organisation Speak Up for Women. On 23 September Speak Up For Women announced that we would be holding an event at the Massey University Theaterette in Wellington. The event is called Feminism 2020. The intention of the event ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Farmers support dirty rivers
    The government is currently consulting on plans to improve freshwater quality. So naturally, farmers oppose it:South Taranaki farmers are preparing to fight proposed national freshwater changes that some fear will bankrupt them. The Government's proposed National Environment Standard on Freshwater Management, released in September, rated the Waingongoro River as one ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • No-one cares about local government
    Yesterday was the last day for (reliably) posting your vote away in local body elections. Turnouts are mostly much lower than the equivalent time last year (Palmerston North is down 2.3%), and so naturally people are pushing their online-voting snake oil again. Because the online census worked so well, lets ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • The political ghosts of eugenics may matter more than the genetic
    This essay, on the political legacy of the eugenics movement, by Kenan Malik was originally published in the Observer on 6 October 2019, under the headline ‘The spirit of eugenics is still with us, as immigrants know to their cost’. Birth control. Intelligence tests. Town planning. Immigration controls. It’s striking how ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    2 weeks ago
  • “Surplus” again
    Another year, and the government has announced another enormous government "surplus". And just like last year, its nothing of the sort. When we have people homeless and sick and hungry, when we have schools and hospitals still falling down, when we have underpaid public servants and infrastucture unmaintained or unbuilt, ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Inside the Downing Street bunker
    James Forsyth at The Spectator (I know, I know) has tapped one of his contacts inside Number Ten for an insight into the Johnson administration's thinking and strategy.It is fascinating, unsettling and quite, quite mad.  Some key points:Negotiations have stalled and the Johnson administration are keen to blame the EU: ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Taking Control Of The Nation’s Story.
    Fatal Contact: With the arrival of captain James Cook in October 1769, the islands of what would become New Zealand ceased to be the preserve of Polynesian navigators and settlers and became a part of both the world’s map and the world’s history.THE MAORI NATIONALIST assault upon the historical meaning ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Are GNUs extinct?
    Another round of tactical talks about forming a Government of National Unity have come to nothing with the Liberal Democrats still refusing countenance putting Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street:Opposition talks on Monday made little headway over when to try and vote down Boris Johnson's government and who might succeed him as ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Labour chickens out again
    When the government was elected, it promised to lead the way on electric vehicles, and specifically to make the government vehicle fleet emissions-free where-practicable by 2025.They lied:There are 15,473 vehicles in the government fleet and only 78 are electric. When the coalition Government came into power in late 2017, the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Transgender extremism, violence at work against feminist meeting at British Labour Party conference
    by Nick Rogers The debate around the meaning of sex and gender made an appearance at this year’s British Labour Party conference in Brighton. Women’s Place UK – an organisation that questions the demand that biological males who self-identify as woman should have access to women’s spaces, to all-women shortlists, ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Rebelling in Wellington
    Yesterday I went down to Wellington to participate in the Extinction Rebellion protest. Its part of the latest global wave of XR actions, with actions happening all over the world. Some of those protests are massively disruptive: in Canada, XR is blocking major bridges, stopping people from getting to work. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago

  • Methane reducing cattle feed one step closer
    The Government today announced its support for a project that could substantially reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from cattle. The announcement was made as part of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s visit to Nelson’s Cawthron Aquaculture Park. The Cawthron Institute will receive $100,000 from the Government’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Bill to refresh superannuation system passes first reading
    Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the first reading of the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Bill. “Every New Zealander has a stake in New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension,” says Carmel Sepuloni. “They are our most common form of social assistance – nearly 800,000 New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government announces next steps in fight against measles
    Babies in Auckland aged six months and over can receive a free vaccination and children will all have access to vaccines, Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announced today at Papatoetoe High School.   The move comes as part of Government efforts to step up the fight against measles. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Pacific Futures: Connections, Identity...
    ***Check against delivery*** Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here, and to have the honour of opening this important conference on behalf of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. Let us take the opportunity to acknowledge all the people who have helped make today possible, including our special ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Police trial new response to high risk events
    Police Minister Stuart Nash says the safety of frontline officers and members of the public will be the focus of a new trial of specialist Police response teams in three of our largest urban centres. Police have this morning released details of an initiative to be trialled in Counties Manukau, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New awards celebrate fisheries sustainability
    The Minister of Fisheries is calling for entries for a new public award to celebrate innovation in our seafood sector. “I have established the Seafood Sustainability Awards to recognise and celebrate those throughout industry, tangata whenua and communities who demonstrate outstanding dedication and innovation towards the sustainability of New Zealand’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More progress for women and we can do more
    Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes leaders in the private sector taking action on closing their gender pay gaps to ensure a fairer workplace for all New Zealanders. Ms Genter today launched a new report, Addressing the gender pay gap and driving women’s representation in senior leadership, from the Champions for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Proposals to curb environmental damage help our coasts and the oceans
    Government Ministers today welcomed the release of a marine environment report highlighting the four key issues affecting our oceans, estuaries and coastlines.  The release underlines the importance of government proposals to combat climate pollution, ensure clean freshwater, protect biodiversity, make land use more sustainable, and reduce waste and plastic.    Environment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New mental health facility for Waikato
    The Government has approved funding for a new acute mental health facility for Waikato which will provide better care and support to people with mental health and addiction issues. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark announced the $100 million project to replace the aging Henry Rongomau ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • 500 new te reo Māori champions in our classrooms
    The Government is making progress on its goal to integrate te reo Māori into education by 2025, with over 500 teachers and support staff already graduating from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori,  Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Kelvin Davis made the announcement at an awards ceremony in Waikanae today, for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister James Shaw welcomes 2018 Census first release
    Statistics Minister James Shaw has welcomed the first release of 2018 Census data. The first release of data today, 23 September, includes key data on population, regional growth, the number of homes and the size of different ethnic groups in New Zealand. Data from the 2018 Census will support the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Driving transparency, ethics and accountability in government use of algorithms
    Minister for Statistics James Shaw today announced a public consultation on a proposed algorithm charter for government agencies. The charter has been developed by the Government Chief Data Steward in response to growing calls for more transparency in government use of data. Computer algorithms – procedures or formulas for solving ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Zealand and the Netherlands working together on climate change
    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, Climate Change Minister James Shaw and visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte co-hosted a business roundtable in Auckland this morning focused on working together to address climate change.  “The Netherlands is an important partner for New Zealand. We share a strong agricultural history. Sustainable agribusiness and ...
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    3 days ago
  • Protecting fairness for workers and businesses
    The Government is taking action to build an inclusive economy where more of us receive our fair share at work and businesses can compete on great products and services, not undercutting wages and conditions, Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. Two consultations launched today seek feedback ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Indigenous Freshwater Fish Bill Passes
    The future for New Zealand’s threatened indigenous freshwater fish looks brighter with the passing of the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill in Parliament today said Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage. “Until now, our freshwater fish legislation has been 20 years out of date. We have lacked effective tools to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Kiwis to take part in world’s biggest earthquake drill
    At 1.30pm tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world’s biggest earthquake drill. The annual drill is to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake which is to Drop, Cover, Hold, and to practise their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Rising wages and low inflation supporting Kiwis
    Kiwis are benefiting from higher wage growth and low inflation under the Coalition Government. Stats NZ data out today shows the rise in the cost of living remains low, as annual Consumers Price Index (CPI) inflation fell to 1.5% in September from 1.7% in June. “The low inflation comes as ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • NZ economy strong amid global headwinds
    New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook released overnight shows a reduced global growth forecast over the next two years as issues like the US-China trade war and Brexit take hold. ...
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    4 days ago
  • Keeping New Zealanders safer with better counter-terrorism laws
    Justice Minister Andrew Little has today introduced a new Bill to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas. The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill gives the New Zealand Police the ability to apply to the High Court to impose control orders on New Zealanders who ...
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    4 days ago
  • Improved succession and dispute resolution core of Ture Whenua changes
    A Bill that proposes targeted changes to simplify the processes for Māori land owners when engaging with the Māori Land Court has had its First Reading today. “The approach taken by the Government is to ensure that the protection of Māori land remains a priority as we seek to improve ...
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  • Speech to CTU Biennial Conference
    Let me first thank all the new unionists and members in the room. There is nothing more important to improving people’s working lives than people making the decision to care, to get on board and help, to take up the reins and get involved. Congratulations to you. You bring the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Minister ensures continued Whenuapai flight operations
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    4 days ago
  • NZ joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
    Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced New Zealand will join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action while attending APEC meetings in Chile. The objective of the 39 member Coalition is to share information and promote action to tackle climate change. It was formed in April this year, in ...
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  • Feedback Sought – Section 71 – Lyttelton Parking
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    5 days ago
  • Feedback Sought – Section 71 – Hagley Oval
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    5 days ago
  • CTU speech – DPM
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Police Association Annual Conference
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand announces a further P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea. New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand deeply concerned at developments in north-east Syria
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand continues to have serious concerns for peace and stability in north-east Syria. “Recent reports that hundreds of ISIS-affiliated families have fled from a camp are deeply concerning from a humanitarian and security perspective”, Mr Peters says. “While we acknowledge Turkey’s domestic security ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government on high alert for stink bugs
    Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is under way. “We’re on high alert to stop BMSB arriving in NZ. The high season runs until April 30 and we’ve strengthened our measures to stop stink ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Better protections for students in halls of residence
    The Government is moving swiftly to change the law to improve the welfare and pastoral care of students living in university halls of residence and other tertiary hostels. Cabinet has agreed to several changes, including creating a new mandatory Code of Practice that sets out the duty of pastoral care ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New trapping guide for community and expert trappers alike
    The Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage has launched a new comprehensive trapping guide for community trappers to help them protect our native birds, plants and other wildlife, at Zealandia in Wellington today. ‘A practical guide to trapping’, has been developed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and was launched during ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Widening Access to Contraceptives Welcomed
    Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter welcomes PHARMAC’s move to improve access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). PHARMAC has today announced it will fund the full cost of Mirena and Jaydess for anyone seeking long term contraception, lifting previous restrictions on access to Mirena. “I welcome women having greater choices ...
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    6 days ago
  • Major upgrade for Taranaki Base Hospital
    The Government has approved the next stage of a major redevelopment of Taranaki Base Hospital, which will deliver new and improved facilities for patients. Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced details of a $300 million dollar project to build a new East Wing at the New Plymouth hospital. It ...
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    7 days ago
  • Extra support for rural families
    Extra funding will allow Rural Support Trusts to help farming families, says Minister for Rural Communities and Agriculture Damien O’Connor. “I know that rural families are worried about some of the challenges facing them, including the ongoing uncertainty created by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. “Those concerns sit alongside ongoing worries ...
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    1 week ago
  • Howard Leaque Beekeeper programme graduation
    Thank you for the opportunity to be here to present certificates to the 16 graduates who have completed a beekeeping course delivered by the Howard League.  Let us start by acknowledging Auckland Prison’s Deputy Prison Director Tom Sherlock, and Acting Assistant Regional Commissioner of Corrections Northern Region Scott Walker - ...
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    1 week ago
  • Finance Minister to attend APEC meetings
    Finance Minister Grant Robertson leaves this weekend to attend the APEC Finance Ministers meeting in Santiago, Chile. Discussions between APEC Finance Ministers at the meeting will include the effects of the current global economic uncertainty, risks for APEC economies and sustainable development of the region. While at APEC Grant Robertson ...
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    1 week ago
  • Pacific languages are a source of strength, they ground us and build confidence
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says for Pacific people, language can be a source of strength. It can help ground us and give us confidence. When we speak them, our languages provide us with an immediate and intimate access to our identity and our story - and ...
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    1 week ago
  • Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation
    The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes training to develop a workforce that understands the needs of children and young people with a range of impairments, advocacy for fit ...
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    1 week ago
  • More prefab homes to be built as red tape cut
    The construction sector is being freed up to allow more homes to be built more quickly as the Government cuts through some of the red tape of the Building Act.  “Every New Zealander deserves a warm, dry, safe home and old inefficiencies in the Building Act make building slow and ...
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    1 week ago