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Open Mike 14/08/2018

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  1. Ed 1

    Amazingly, the two biggest stories facing the world are absent from New Zealand’s msm.

    Climate Change and the oncoming global economic crash.
    Events in Turkey are unraveling….

  2. So what happens now?

    What happens when the understanding, the awareness, finally filters down and enters the minds of the sheeple that we humans have done irreparable damage to our only home, Planet Earth?

    Whether in eight years, as Guy McPherson would have us believe, or about the year 2050 as more mainstream climatologists are now suggesting, conditions on earth will have deteriorated to the extent that human life cannot be sustained. Certainly, we most probably won’t see 2100.

    And they will wake to the fact eventually, even if there is a conspiracy among the elite and the knowing to keep them in ignorance for as long as possible.

    How do people react – or, more to the point, how should they react? Does a collective despair overwhelm us all? Or do we, as some characters in Neville Shute’s ‘On the Beach’ do, try to cram as much into what little time we have left, even if it ‘kills’ us?

    In an ironic way, the more primitive societies may last the longest. Man resident in the great conurbations will perhaps feel the impacts first and more extremely.

    But seriously, how does one prepare for the realisation that we humans only have perhaps fifty years left? That we are ‘the sixth mass extinction’?

    • Ed 2.1

      Superb.
      Worthy of a post in its own right.

      Given human history, wars are a likely outcome.
      I highly recommend Gwynn Dyer’s Climate Wars.
      It looks at several future scenarios- most of them very ugly as the world runs out of water and food.
      The India/Pakistan nuclear war over the Himalayan h adwaters is one that sticks in my mind.
      Written 10 years ago and coming to pass.

      • mickysavage 2.1.1

        Good idea. OK by you TV?

        • Yes, Micky, but really, I don’t know what more I could add. I think we DO need to begin a conversation about how we, humans, will handle the collective realisation that our days are probably numbered.

          This is more than going to the top of a mountain, sitting, yoga style, and chanting ‘we are doomed.’ The sooner we realise we very probably do face mass extinction unless we do something really radical, the better prepared we might be for the enormous changes that will lie ahead, in the next decade or two.

          We can’t go on pretending that the ‘perpetual present’ will last forever. And we can’t. simply can’t go on pretending that tinkering round the edges will make the least difference.

          But I do, strangely enough, still have enormous confidence in the ability of the human race to adapt to emergencies. Educate the people and see where that collective consciousness takes us!

          It really is that serious!

          • corodale 2.1.1.1.1

            Perhaps the US Space Force will successfully relocate Israel on the moon, make space for peace.

          • To quote from ‘Your Attention Please’ by Peter Porter, 1983

            “Some of us may die.
            Remember, statistically
            It is not likely to be you.”

            It wasn’t true then and it isn’t true now!

          • Carolyn_Nth 2.1.1.1.3

            Or you can follow Jess Berentson Shaw’s research findings on how to counter , or marginalise misinformation in the digital age:

            https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/13-08-2018/misinformation-is-riding-a-digital-wave-heres-how-we-can-counter-it/

            In A Matter of Fact I discuss how we can frame evidence about important social issues through the lens of shared helpful values. These sorts of frames lead to a greater likelihood that people will see and believe the evidence that scientists and researchers produce, but that is too often ignored or overshadowed in public debate.

            Frame evidence about climate change, for example, through values of care for each other (as opposed to our demise in a mega storm). People are much more likely to see and act on effective climate action evidence if you do.

          • sumsuch 2.1.1.1.4

            Well, apart from blowing the road in and out of the Ureweras (once I’ve established myself with them as their Pakeha Maori) or blowing the road in or out of Gisborne I rather hope NZ can embrace community and hold together, rather than be slain one by one as individuals (as ACT would prefer, no doubt).

            We become more absurd where not ridiculous as the years roll on, especially so for those educated in the last hundred of the ancient Roman Republic. Laughs are the main dividends.

    • Bill 2.2

      Bit of a bugger that the least “out of touch” societies – those less psychotically displaced from nature and so most likely able to adapt to change – are in tropical and equatorial regions that are destined to become uninhabitable on our current emissions trajectory – ie have wet bulb temperatures beyond the limits of a human being’s biological tolerance.

      We have something like a maximum of 20 years (being optimistic) to hit zero carbon from energy, that would have massive knock on effects in terms of carbon from land use. It can be done. It’s fairly straight forward to do, but economic madness as far as “high priests” of economics are concerned.

      All politicians are in thrall to those “high priests” and their institutions, so…

      Anyway, the other broad group of people better placed to deal with various dislocations are the poor. But again, most of the world’s poor live in tropical and equatorial regions or, if we look at the poor in western countries, we’re being denied the possibility to prepare.

      And the richest are happy to keep the ball rolling because they are fucking stupid enough to think they can fly into places identified as “safe havens” – places like NZs South Island.

      I kind of like the image of a useless rich bastard sitting in a multi million dollar property up by Queenstown clutching at a tin of beans, hopelessly cursing the lack of a tin opener and thinking – “If only the internet was still running I could get an app” 🙂

      • Gabby 2.2.1

        They’ll be sending out their Riders to take your cattle and your womenfolk billy.

      • sumsuch 2.2.2

        But what a rich culture now. And 15 years more of it if we are conservative. Just needs turning off the news. To be honest, none of the news in my 50 years was needed, mattered to me personally, except as diversion, utilisation for the entertainment of my brain. Just a matter of my pa standing at the table reading the paper after work.

      • WILD KATIPO 2.2.3

        Naw mate,… here’s Phil Schneider and what he has to say…

        PHILIP SCHNEIDER – UNDERGROUND ALIEN BASES (FULL …

    • Gosman 2.3

      You guys are a bundle of laughs.

    • [ ‘ And they will wake to the fact eventually, even if there is a conspiracy among the elite and the knowing to keep them in ignorance for as long as possible ‘ ] .

      Heh.

      The ‘global elite’ have it all worked out.

      The Georgia Guidestones – A Depopulation Agenda? – YouTube
      Video for georgia stones youtube▶ 4:21

  3. Andre 3

    Transparency advocates and whistleblowers that have kept actual principles and credibility are losing patience with Assange and peeling away from Wikileaks …

    “A botched power play by Julian Assange has led to a split within a key organization supporting whistleblowers and leaves the WikiLeaks founder more isolated than ever among his core constituency of radical transparency activists.

    Assange has grown furious at a one-time ally with substantial moral authority within their movement: the journalist and activist Barrett Brown.

    Since his release from federal prison on trumped-up charges related to a major corporate hack, Brown been increasingly public in voicing disgust at Assange’s embrace of Donald Trump and his general comfort with the nationalist right. That has led Assange, an erstwhile transparency advocate and whistleblower champion, to retaliate.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/julian-assange-went-after-a-former-ally-it-backfired-epically?ref=home

  4. marty mars 4

    Thinking of Aretha

    To be young, gifted and black…

    ht – dave

  5. bruce 5

    Lots of talk about falling confidence lately, apparently due to the newish government, interesting to see it has also affected our neighbours.
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/business-confidence-australia-illion-retail-services-construction-2018-7

  6. The Chairman 6

    Is this the sort of response we expect from our newly elected Green MPs?

    When asked whether the OIO should have proactively sought the status of the legal action, Sage responded: “If you want to sit in this seat than perhaps you should stand for election.”

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/08/08/184160/sage-approved-chinese-bottler-despite-arsenic-allegations#

    • Puckish Rogue 6.1

      How dare a mere journalist question their betters, off with their heads!

      • bwaghorn 6.1.1

        If collins had said it you would be tugging your pud saying what a strong woman is she.

      • The Chairman 6.1.2

        “How dare a mere journalist question their betters, off with their heads!”

        Yeah, that’s how it came across to me as well. Not a good look for the Greens.

        Wonder if Shaw or anyone has had a word to her about it?

        Wonder if members will give her a blasting at the up and coming party conference?

        • Puckish Rogue 6.1.2.1

          I’m thinking its now more likely journalists will try to needle her more to try to get a reaction

          When a shark smells blood and all that

    • Grey Area 6.2

      Last week’s news. Please keep up.

      • The Chairman 6.2.1

        What has developed since then?

        Has Shaw or anyone had a word with her?

        Are you expecting her to receive a blasting from the membership?

        Has she apologised? Moreover, did she end up answering the question?

  7. AsleepWhileWalking 7

    Haumaha calls witness ahead of Herald story on alleged bullying – police to investigate

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12106306

    • marty mars 7.1

      Fool. Wally is playing footy and the opposition are playing golf. He is on the slippery slope now and he should try to slide without hitting every wall on the way down. But I doubt he’ll do that.

  8. AsleepWhileWalking 8

    I like this kid. Hope he gets in and shakes up the place.

    “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial forum. “I think that my message and my platform transcend age.”

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/106238958/14yearold-us-boy-uses-legal-quirk-to-run-for-vermont-governor-as-democrat

  9. SaveNZ 9

    Monsanto to Pay $289.2M in Landmark Roundup Lawsuit Verdict
    https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/monsanto-roundup-trial-verdict

  10. SaveNZ 10

    “Big Read: How double rapist William Katipa was sent to prison and was able to become a monster behind bars”

    This is shocking – allowing rapists free reign to rape others (normally a lot younger) in prison. No wonder the reoffending rate is so high in NZ. You would think they would try and group the less violent inmates together and similar age groups not putting young non violent offenders with older hardened offenders who then abuse them. Do they have zero logic at all in corrections?

    Not only that corrections sounds like they implemented a computer system that had codes nobody understood, anyone remove codes without anyone knowing who did it, and unbelievably, no legend so the officers actually could not work out the codes!

    “There was also risk attached to the 68 different types of alerts with no guidelines for reference and confused staff as a result.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12104889

    • Puckish Rogue 10.1

      Labour obviously doesn’t think its such a big deal

      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/07/revealed-govt-slammed-prison-double-bunking-but-signed-off-on-it-anyway.html

      Double-bunking fails to deliver the type of prison the Government wants to see, a paper Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis presented to Cabinet shows.

      But despite advice saying double-bunking fails to help prisoners rehabilitate, Mr Davis signed off on plans that rely on the practice.

      • SaveNZ 10.1.1

        Double bunking is not a good idea, but even within the system a bit of logic goes a long way. Aka don’t put the young non violent offenders (aka one poor kid was just there on property crimes) being put in with a convicted rapist nearly twice his age. You should not have to rely on a computer to tell you that is not a good idea.
        Not only that, the rapist has been with 50 other prisoners, why so many?

        Sounds like even in 2016 the convicted rapist was put with a teenager even after other prison rapes being reported????

        Shouldn’t there be investigation and separation after any allegation in prison?

        Did the victims get any psychological help afterwards, I guess not, corrections/police did not even lay charges, and one of the victims when released went on to rape himself after not having any history of sexual crimes before.

        Why didn’t the penny drop for corrections at some point, it’s not cludo here, the poor kids are putting out notes for help under the corrections noses, while being ignored!

        BTW the the codes were removed in 2014 so is that under Judith’s watch? Maybe so they could increase double bunking under the Natz, plus increase the recidivism rates by the young prisoners being screwed over (literally) by the system to help the private prisons and prison construction become a reality. As well as keeping Maori voters out of circulation from voting?

        • Puckish Rogue 10.1.1.1

          ‘Double bunking is not a good idea, but even within the system a bit of logic goes a long way. Aka don’t put the young non violent offenders (aka one poor kid was just there on property crimes) being put in with a convicted rapist nearly twice his age. You should not have to rely on a computer to tell you that is not a good idea.
          Not only that, the rapist has been with 50 other prisoners, why so many?’

          Agreed

      • marty mars 10.1.2

        Somehow while collins was minister of corrections

        “…The Shared Accommodation Cell Risk Assessment (Sacra) tool made recommendations by drawing on a prisoner’s age, security classification, offending history, history of imprisonment, gang affiliation, “physical characteristics”, mental health and other special needs.

        As a result, a note was made on Katipa’s file expressly banning him from being housed with other inmates.

        The warning was inexplicably removed in 2014 and Katipa was again housed with other inmates.”

        • Puckish Rogue 10.1.2.1

          I don’t believe she had anything to do with the note being removed but if she did then she needs to be punished for it

          • marty mars 10.1.2.1.1

            Indeed. Totally agree.

            • SaveNZ 10.1.2.1.1.1

              They should do an investigation though, it should be traceable. It is appalling someone was able to remove a major safety message, and nobody knows who did it.

              Also to rule out that individual correction officers were not using him to “punish” other inmates if they gave them trouble. Again 50 other prisoners seems very excessive to be bunking him with.

              • marty mars

                Yes – I hadn’t even thought about the corrections people using this rapist as a weapon to keep inmates in line. Holy hell – what a horrible mess this is.

                • SaveNZ

                  If a prisoner reports being raped, you have to wonder why corrections don’t call the police and do a rape kit and then lay charges. Clearly something is very wrong.

                  Likewise with being attacked in prison. They should call the police so it become clearer who is safe to double bunk with, and who is not.

                  The culture of some prisons seems to be lawlessness and lack of action, which needs to change to address recidivism.

                  this is interesting article from 2016 and they state

                  “Maori make up more than half of the 8,000-odd male prison population in New Zealand. Around 34 percent of the prison population are between the ages of 20 and 29. violent crime, which makes up 37 percent of the types of offence committed by inmates.”

                  https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/05/maori-zealand-prisons-160525094450239.html

                  I think unfortunately our prison population has skyrocketed since 2016, (in my view Meth is also a huge part of it as well as economic/social policy).

                  The younger prisoners are significant 34%, and they should be separated as well as 63% are not considered violent so maybe only those double bunked would be a start.

            • AB 10.1.2.1.1.2

              I vividly recall the sparkle of delight in Judith’s eye when she said of Christchurch looters:
              “I hope they go to jail for a long time – with a cellmate.”
              So it seems that she approves in principle of rape as an additional extra-judicial punishment in some cases , even though she obviously wasn’t the one who removed the note in this instance.

              • SaveNZ

                They should be employing more registered psychologists in prison. Often victims of sexual crime go on to offend sexually themselves. Police and Corrections need to nip it in the bud because that type of violence causes mental health issues, more drug and alcohol use and inability to function in society and recidivism.

                Don’t forget we have the next generation of P babies coming through as well.

                The war of P has not worked. Was complaining the other day that simple things, aka apparently Helensville a a big area for Meth and the local police shut their doors at 4pm and the crims get free reign after that because the other police stations are 40 minutes away.

                Maybe they should think about some simple preventative solutions to try to stop people entering into prison such as basic enforcement measures to prevent small crime turning into bigger more violent crimes and a real war on P, not just a slogan, like having 24 hour police in local towns.

                The government also need to build more drug rehab facilities. They are going to need them, and costs the same or less than prison. Drugs like Meth are now being commercialised and widespread with overseas gangs bringing in the raw ingredients and using mules like foreign students to bring it in and launder the proceeds with property transactions or even like this case a new market with rich overseas drug addicts being sent to NZ to study (or via a wife) to hide shame on their families.

                “Indian families are marrying their drug-addicted sons to young women and paying for the women’s study here in New Zealand as a pathway to residency for their sons. ”

                https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/voices/audio/2018636396/slavery-through-education

          • Bewildered 10.1.2.1.2

            With your Collins fetish I assume you will volunteer to administer such punishment Puckish 😊

        • SaveNZ 10.1.2.2

          @ PR and marty mars, but lets hope the politicians don’t waste all their time on debating who is to blame politically, and just get on with it, and solve these problems as soon as possible to save more victims and recidivism. Some things don’t cost money or take much time, like common sense and working quickly to improve a problem!

          In hospital they also have paper records and a lot of churn, but before anything they check and check again, identity and whether treatment is for the correct patient at every point within the process. They might check a person’s identity and treatment 10 times in a day. It does not take long but saves massive mistakes in the long run if done accurately.

          They need to implement that more in the corrections systems, not just reading a computer to make the decision but double checking those decisions meet some common sense objective, identity and crimes match, and being accountable for them too at an individual level, aka if they put a convicted 50 yo rapist serving life, in with a 19 year old. Should not be happening.

        • veutoviper 10.1.2.3

          You asked last night on Daily Review, who was the Minister of Corrections in 2014 in relation to this issue.

          Ann Tolley was Minister of Corrections from 14 Dec 2011 until 6 Oct 2014 when Pesata Sam Lomu-Iiga became Minister with the reshuffle of Key’s Cabinet following the 2014 General Election.

          Judith Collins replaced Lomu-Iiga on 14 Dec 2015 for one year until 20 Dec 2016, with her ‘rehabilitation’ and return to Cabinet. Collins had previously been Minister of Corrections from 19 Nov 2008 until 13 Dec 2011.

          Re the removal of the note, however, Ministers etc do not have access to Corrections’ records on individual prisoners etc.

          • marty mars 10.1.2.3.1

            Cool. I did find something from 2014 ministry of corrections signed by Judith Collins as minister so I thought that was ok but I must have got that wrong. Happy to be corrected. Thanks.

            As to the note – I was having thoughts of all sorts of horrible things, so good you have cleared that up too.

          • SaveNZ 10.1.2.3.2

            Thanks veutoviper, looks like Judith is off the hook at any rate for being in charge that year and it was under either Ann Tolley orPesata Sam Lomu-Iiga.

    • Gabby 10.2

      Almost as if the screws were using katipa to soften up the newbies isn’t it.

  11. SaveNZ 11

    The police records system also seems to have a terrible computer system with staff that seem unable to cope or be accurate to create the reports. The the police are pulling up the wrong records, that create incorrect assessments and the inaccuracies flowing through or going through the system with with the corrections, parole and through to the courts and to the offenders own lawyers who don’t pick it up (and should they have to?).

    This particularly discriminates against Maori as they often have similar surnames. Aka if they have a common name John Heke there may be 100 others with the same name, so from the get go with police personal somehow getting the wrong record (aka someone who has extensive record against someone who doesn’t with the same name), followed by corrections, parole officers and the courts, create a programme based on incorrect information.

    The mistakes then become a reality with the personal working the computers creating incorrect reports, while they “cut and paste’ information onto new records or create recommendations based on incorrect information. There are few checks and balances for them to be corrected and very difficult if the offender is not very literate themselves and they have a public defender lawyer assigned to them who just appears in court and relies on the myriad of documents presented to them by the police and corrections to be accurate.

    Police and corrections need to do a comprehensive review of the accuracy of their operators using computers and see how many of the records going to the courts are completely accurate and is the user interface simple enough for them to operate the computers accurately. Also if a mistake is made, the person who made it should be identified so they can be retrained. Otherwise there is zero loop to improve the accuracy and check the people changing and creating them.

    • SaveNZ 11.1

      Also think there should be separate prisons or wings for prisoners under 25 years old and they should not be allowed to go near the older prisoners, let alone be bunked with them.

      The system should be doing everything possible to stop those under 25 in particular from reoffending and give them more support educationally, psychologically and post prison.

  12. Dennis Frank 12

    Our govt initiative to mitigate climate change soon to start: “The Greens have won a big concession from the One Billion Trees programme, forcing Shane Jones to accept that two-thirds of the trees planted will be natives, Thomas Coughlan reports.”

    “Yesterday’s funding announcement comes in addition to the $245m already allocated to the tree planting programme from the fund. The two tranches of funding totalling $485m… will be available later this year. Jones said they should result in an additional 60 million trees being planted over the next three years.”
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@politics/2018/08/13/190298/greens-win-big-native-trees-concession

  13. OnceWasTim 14

    In breaking news, a terrier will be replacing an airdale on RNZ’s ‘Checkpoint’.
    Media pundits are hailing this as progressive and insightful (going forward).
    The terrier has a proven record etc etc etc, and the airdale is set to go onto far better things at TVNZ.
    Gorgeous. I wish the terrier and the airdale all the best in their future careers. (Because of course, it’s all about them)
    One day, people might wake up (including those inside the bubble) and begin to understand that psb isn’t ekshully all about them. I think it might take a while though.

  14. Puckish Rogue 15

    https://www.labour.org.nz/maria_berryman_review (March 19)

    “Ms Berryman is commencing immediately with the initial focus of her investigation on the Young Labour camp in February. The review is expected to take between two and three months,” said Nigel Haworth, Labour Party President.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/105222563/labour-party-summer-camp-accused-appears

    ‘The Labour Party review was expected to be released by mid-August.’

    Anyone want to take a bet it won’t be released this month?

  15. Kevin 16

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/13/turkish-lira-record-low-ripples-through-global-currency-markets

    “Nobody has an interest in an economic destabilisation in Turkey. But everything must be done to ensure an independent central bank,” Merkel said as the euro hit a 13-month low on currency markets.”

    Ahhh, that Merkel’s a comedian.

    As with Greece, its not about the money, it’s about toeing the line. I guess Turkey and the Russians were just getting a little too close, for comfort.

  16. Hongi Ika 18

    Eugenics Sage and the Pro 1080 Green Party – can’t get around the Greens logic, we use 90% of the world’s 1080, one of the most toxic materials on the planet.

    We are damaging our ecosystems does anyone have any technical data on this lovely environmentally friendly material ?

    • weston 18.1

      Nah mate its like glyphosate 1080 just breaks down naturally in the soil an disappears completely …the fact that dogs deer horses cows an anything else that consumes it die absolutely horrible deaths is irrelevant !!

      • corodale 18.1.1

        … only remaining toxin is a bit of fluorine. Which is the stuff they put in our drinking water, hmmmm….

        (glyphosate has a more complex decomposition chain)

        • weston 18.1.1.1

          We get told repeatedly that both substances breakdown completely and quickly in the soil and perhaps this may be more or less true on the FIRST application but anyone can see with glyphosate if you keep using it in one area the situation is changed and almost nothing will grow there anymore except the more hardy and persistent weeds like Fireweed for ex. on roadside edges..Therefore the reported science is flawed at best and a pack of lies at worst .Ive seen what 1080 does to animals and harmless is not how i,d describe it .

        • Incognito 18.1.1.2

          I think you mean fluoride? Fluorine is a chemical element and a halogen and exists as a gas (F2).

    • mauī 18.2

      Scientists are pretty good with technical data and most I would think don’t have an issue with its use.

      The parties that are most affected and concerned are hunters and animal welfare people. Ecosystem health isn’t their top priority.

      • weston 18.2.1

        Personally i,m not in awe of “Scientists ” ..i think many of them should have Mad in front of them .Also its a fact that many “Scientists ” are under the influence of corporations quite often of very large corporations so anything they might say you can take with a pinch of the proverbial salt .Large amounts of conceit and general traits of myopia are common in the species as well imho !!Your intended slur concerning hunters and animal welfare groups is unfair too maui , sure there might be the odd exception but generally speaking ive found the opposite is true .

  17. Hongi Ika 19

    A work colleague told me that it is virtually harmless to humans now days as they put low concentrations of active ingredients in the product which is non toxic to human beings ?

  18. Eco Maori 20

    Good evening The AM Show Loyd that bridge that collapsed in Italy part of the problem was the wind human caused Global Warming strikes once again.
    Snow in Sarah desert wild fires raging around Papatuanukue. We have James the professor tell us that we can avert the danger of climate change buy eliminateing or minimiseing OUR use of carbon.
    Isn’t it a joke Matthew Hooton calling Tova O’brien courpt He’s the biggest – – – – in the NZ media realm.
    Our education system has been failing the common people for 30 years why become the 00.1% don’t want the common people to get educated and figure out that the 00.1% are cheats and liers.
    The education system has people spending thousands of dollars getting degrees that have no realervince to the actual jobs they get after graduation in my eyes that’s mone down the whare paku.
    We need to have a integrated system we’re at 12 you find out the Mokopunas goals in life and teach them the subject that are related to the jobs they aspire to get like in our Scandinavian cosin and have them options to go into training and straight into a job at the minute it doesn’t look good Ka kite ano.

  19. Eco Maori 21

    To the whano of the people who listed there lives in the Italian bridge collapse ECO Maori gives condolences to you all during this tragic tragedy. Ka kite ano.

  20. Eco Maori 22

    Here a good story ECO MAORI has read this also tells me that Aotearoa tangata whenua culture is A great culture and Highly honoured all over Papatuanukue
    Kia kaha tangata whenua Ka kite ano
    The link is Below.

    https://e-tangata.co.nz/identity/why-is-it-easier-to-be-maori-overseas/

  21. Eco Maori 23

    Good evening Newshub Mike that’s a good story on human caused Global Climate warming many thanks Newshub.
    I can see national getting bitten on the – – – – With the issues they have got.
    There you go the sandflys should be chasing the clergyman the Priest for there abuse of Mokopunas in there care instead of wasting there time trying to indimadate ECO MAORI muppets.
    ECO MAORI Tau tokos Forest and Bird for stopping commercial white bait fishing especially if the fish are at risk of becoming extinct Ka pai Forest and Bird
    Netball NZ is doing the correct thing for the Game and players of Atoearoa Netball Kia kaha Netball Aotearoa.
    Ka kite ano P.S Ingrid looks like its going to be hot on Papatuanukue for the next 4 years.

  22. Eco Maori 24

    The Crowd goes Wild good evening James and Mulls did you hear Don Brash gave shonky a big O.0 for his time in Government lol.
    It will be a excellent test this week end for the All Blacks and the Wallabies.
    Ka kite ano

  23. Eco Maori 25

    The Crowd goes Wild did you hear Don Brash gave shonky a 00 for this time in Government lol
    The All Blacks and the Wallabies will have a good test this week end.
    Ka kite ano P.S the sandflys tried to stop this post

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  • Winston Peters accuses Gerry Brownlee of ‘politicising’ Holocaust memorial
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is accusing Gerry Brownlee of "politicising" a Holocaust memorial event after the National MP questioned the lack of Kiwi representation there. The Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, Israel, is holding the World Holocaust Forum on January 23 to mark 75 years since ...
    3 days ago
  • Provincial Growth Fund to help Waipukurau Pā sites attract thousands of tourists
    The Ngā Ara Tipuna - Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project is receiving $2.798 million from the Provincial Growth Fund. It is is expected to boost the town's employment and tourism, creating sixteen new jobs once completed and attract up to 15,000 visitors a year. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development ...
    4 days ago
  • “Common sense will prevail, not extremism” Winston Peters backs Shane Jones’ pro-meat stance
    New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing his MPs who have spoken out against a new climate change teaching resource that advises students to eat less meat to save the planet. The new teaching resource, announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Climate Change Minister James Shaw, tells students ...
    5 days ago
  • Violent assault on paramedic highlights need for law change
    Darroch Ball MP, Spokesperson for Justice Today’s horrific violent assault of an on-duty female paramedic which rendered her unconscious is truly unsettling. “Our thoughts are with the paramedic, her loved ones and the St John’s team at Warkworth Station,” says New Zealand First Justice Spokesperson Darroch Ball. “Harsher penalties for perpetrators ...
    6 days ago
  • Acting PM Winston Peters confirms NZDF troops in Iraq not hit by Iranian attacks
    Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters called for calm and diplomacy following Iranian missile strikes on bases housing United States troops in Iraq, but confirmed New Zealand's base in the country was not hit. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) was earlier today investigating claims New Zealand's base in Iraq had ...
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  • Kaikōura $10.88 million boost in tourism & business
    Fletcher Tabuteau MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. As part of the Kaikōura Marina Development Programme, the following two projects will receive ...
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  • Delivering a stable water supply to Wairarapa
    Hon. Ron Mark, New Zealand First List MP based in Wairarapa The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $7.11 million to create a sustainable water supply for the Wairarapa. The PGF will provide a $7 million investment to Wairarapa Water Limited to progress the Wairarapa Water Storage Scheme towards procurement, consenting, ...
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  • Housing consents hit highest level since 1974
    Housing consents have hit a 45-year high, as Statistics NZ data shows a total of 37,010 residential consents were issued in the year to November --- the first time they have breached the 37,000 mark since the mid-1970s. Statistics NZ said the trend had been rising since late 2011, when ...
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  • Darroch Ball MP: “Violence against first responders is a problem on the rise”
    New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball says that a paramedic being kicked unconscious last night in an attempted burglary in Warkworth, north of Auckland, is a symptom of a larger problem. "Incidents like this are becoming more and more frequent...and it’s getting worse," Mr Ball said. The MP is pushing for ...
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  • Minister Ron Mark asks NZDF to conduct fire risk assessment from defence point of view
    Defence Minister Ron Mark said there was nothing to prevent similar large-scale bushfires seen in Australia from also happening in New Zealand, and has asked the New Zealand Defence Force to conduct a nfire risk assessment from a defence point of view. The defence assessment would help prevent a disaster ...
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  • Defence Minister Mark expresses “absolute confidence” in NZDF forces stationed in Iraq
    While feeling worried about increased Middle East tensions, Defence Minister Ron Mark said he had "absolute confidence" in New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) leadership. His statements come as the fate of Kiwi troops stationed in Iraq comes under intense scrutiny. Forty-five Defence Force personnel were thought to be in the ...
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  • ‘No Body, No Parole’ Bill is pointless dog-whistling
    Darroch Ball MP, Spokesperson for Law and Order National MP Tim Macindoe Member’s Bill, Concealment of Location of Victim Remains Bill does not do what he claims. The Bill specifies a requirement for the Parole Board to only “consider” denying parole if an offender refuses to disclose the location of the body. ...
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  • New Zealand Defence Force sends support to Australia
    Hon. Ron Mark, Minister of Defence Minister of Defence Ron Mark today announced New Zealand is sending three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters and crew, and two NZ Army Combat Engineer Sections as well as a command element to support the Australian Defence Force efforts in tackling the Australian ...
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  • Defence Minister Ron Mark: “NZDF focused on protecting troops in Iraq from retaliation”
    As tensions in the Middle East continue to grow after the assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the New Zealand Defence Force is focusing on the protection of Kiwi troops deployed in Iraq. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says that "recent attacks on coalition bases and embassies constitute unacceptable ...
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  • Health staff to meet flights from China as precautionary measure
    Public health staff will begin meeting flights from China from tomorrow, to actively look for signs of the novel coronavirus and provide advice, information and reassurance to passengers. Health Minister Dr David Clark says the additional measures are being taken following the arrival of the disease in Australia, via flights ...
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  • National Yearling Sales 2020
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    Delivering the workforce and productivity gains required to build the houses, schools, roads, rail and hospitals New Zealand needs will become easier with the Government-industry Construction Sector Transformation Plan launched today, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says. “The action plan launched today delivers on the Government’s Construction Sector ...
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  • Log trains to begin on Wairoa-Napier line
    Log trains are about to start running between Wairoa and Napier following Provincial Growth Fund investment to reopen the rail line, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. The Government invested $6.2 million to reopen the mothballed rail line which was closed after significant storm damage in 2012. “With PGF ...
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  • Minister of Defence concludes successful visit with his US counterpart
    Minister of Defence Ron Mark met with United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper today. “This was an excellent opportunity to meet with one of our closest security partners,” Ron Mark said. “The main focus of the meeting was to discuss challenges that New Zealand and the United States share ...
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  • New Zealand acknowledges ICJ decision on Myanmar
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters today acknowledged the ruling of the International Court of Justice in relation to the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The ruling ordered the Government of Myanmar to take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of acts of genocide in relation to members of the ...
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  • NZ’s trade aims advanced at Davos meetings
    A proposal to cut “trade and production-distorting subsidies” in the agricultural sector by 2030 has set out important measures to ensure a fair agricultural trading system.  Speaking after attending meetings of trade ministers in Davos, Switzerland, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the joint proposal from the ...
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  • Great news for New Zealanders with cystic fibrosis
    Health Minister Dr David Clark says he is delighted that PHARMAC has struck a provisional deal to fund Kalydeco – a medicine which is set to improve the quality of life for about 30 New Zealand children and adults with cystic fibrosis. “While rare, cystic fibrosis is an awful inherited ...
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  • New Zealand least corrupt country in the world
    New Zealand has regained its position as the least corrupt country in the world for the second time under this Coalition Government, says Justice Minister Andrew Little. “New Zealanders can be proud that our reputation as one of the least corrupt countries in the world has been restored,” says Andrew ...
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  • Boost for Rēkohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands Community Conservation
    Community conservation in Rēkohu/Wharekauri/the Chatham Islands is receiving a boost, with grants to support local projects announced today by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. “Rēkohu/Wharekauri/ the Chatham Islands are home to 20 per cent of New Zealand’s threatened bird species and 11 per cent of New Zealand’s threatened plant species. ...
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  • Rātana Pā goes high-tech with UFB
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  • Govt’s strong financial management acknowledged
    The Government’s strong financial management and plan to future proof the economy with new infrastructure investment has gained further recognition from an international ratings agency. Credit rating agency Fitch has upgraded one of its main metrics assessing the Government’s books, lifting its foreign currency AA rating outlook to ‘positive’ from ...
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  • Boost in Whānau Ora funding to keep changing lives
    Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today.  Including previous funding boosts, the Agencies will now receive $87 million this year between them.  In Budget 2019 ...
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  • More people getting into work
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  • Wairoa gets up to $6.1m to rebuild heart of CBD
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing up to $6.1 million to revitalise business and tourism opportunities in Wairoa, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. The PGF is funding: Up to $4.8 million for the Wairoa Integrated Business and Tourism Facility Up to $960,000 for the ...
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  • Major Events support for creative and cultural events
    Creative and cultural events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride are set to get a funding boost through the Major Events Fund, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. The new Creative and Cultural Events Incubator, which is funded through the Major Events Fund, will open ...
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  • Classroom internet in hundreds of schools to get a boost
    The Government has begun a massive IT upgrade to provide more seamless internet access to 200 schools around the country. Te Mana Tūhono – Technology in Schools work programme will launch with a pilot of 10 smaller state schools early this year. IT equipment that gives students access to the ...
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  • Construction workforce, apprenticeships hit record highs
    Working with industry and committing to rebuild New Zealand’s infrastructure has produced a record high number of Kiwis working in the construction industry and learning trades, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa. New figures available today from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Tertiary Education ...
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  • NZ concludes digital economy trade talks with Singapore and Chile
    A new trade agreement concluded today helps New Zealand exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities from digital trade.    Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker together with Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade Rodrigo Yañez and Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, have announced conclusion of ...
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  • Provincial Growth Fund to fund Waipukurau cultural development and tourism
    The Ngā Ara Tipuna -  Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project will receive $2.798 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to create an authentic cultural tourism experience, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today “The project will inform visitors about the history of six pā sites in Waipukurau with a combination ...
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  • 21 new judges boost diversity, improve access to justice
    Twenty-one new District Court judges have been appointed in a move that will improve access to justice and boost diversity on the bench. The new judges include replacements for retirements and 10 new positions. Attorney-General David Parker today announced the 14 judges who can immediately be named, with the remainder ...
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  • Puhinui to Auckland Airport in 10 minutes
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  • Advancing New Zealand’s trade agenda focus of Europe meetings
    World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker’s visit to Europe this week. David Parker leaves on Tuesday for a series of meetings in the UK and Switzerland that aim ...
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  • Minister of Defence to visit counterparts in US and Canada
    The Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, departed today for the United States and Canada where he will meet with his counterparts.  While in Canada Minister Mark will meet with his counterpart, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan.  “New Zealand and Canada are close friends, and share an instinctive like-mindedness on ...
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  • Government to deliver family carers $2000 pay rise, expand scheme to spouses this year
    The Coalition Government is delivering this year the changes to Funded Family Care the disability sector has long-asked for, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa. “Today we are announcing the details of our big changes to Funded Family Care, including an annual average pay boost of $2,246.40 for funded ...
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  • Ko te reo kua mū: Piri Sciascia
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  • Minister opens new ecosanctuary at Cape Farewell
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  • Pacific partners work together to provide additional support to Australia
    The NZDF continues to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as it battles fires in Victoria and New South Wales, including by transporting Republic of Fiji Military engineers from Nadi to Australia, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark. On Saturday morning a NZDF Boeing 757 will depart New Zealand to uplift ...
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  • Kaikōura $10.88 million boost in tourism & business
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. As part of the Kaikōura Marina Development Programme, the following two projects will receive PGF funding: A $9.88 million investment to begin the ...
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  • Govt accounts in surplus, debt remains low
    The Government’s books are in good shape with the accounts in surplus and expenses close to forecast, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released the Crown accounts for the five months to November. The operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) was above forecast by $0.7 billion resulting ...
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  • Auckland focus for first Police graduation of 2020
    The number of Police on the Auckland frontline is increasing with the graduation today of a special locally-trained wing of new constables. Police Minister Stuart Nash says the graduation of eighteen officers from Recruit Wing 333-5 means that more than 1900 new Police have been deployed since the Coalition Government ...
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  • Wairarapa gets $7.11m PGF water boost
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  • Progress with new Police station in Mahia
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  • Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting announced
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  • New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change
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  • Getting more out of our most productive firms
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  • NZDF sends more support to Australia
    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending an Environmental Health Team, a Primary Health Care Team and a Chaplain to Australia, boosting New Zealand support for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as it battles bush fires in Victoria and New South Wales, Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today. The ...
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  • New Zealand joins partners in calling for full investigation into air crash in Iran
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  • Staying connected to Australian agriculture
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  • Investment in schools – a commitment to communities
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