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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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  • Corruption as usual
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • Fairer rentals
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • Another NZDF coverup
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • A loss for the Greens
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • New era for Ngāti Kuri and Auckland Museum
    Words and images by Jacqui Gibson Gone are Auckland Museum’s days of doing science using a museum-centric academic approach, after Māori land rights holders Ngāti Kuri gave the museum an ultimatum.
    Tom Trnski holding a fossilised whale tooth from the Far North.Aussie-born Head of Natural Sciences at Auckland Museum ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
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  • Circling vultures: Why MediaWorks TV is really in trouble
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    Briefing PapersBy Peter Thompson
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  • Scary Opinium Poll
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  • A coward’s ploy.
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    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    2 days ago
  • Left censorship and exclusion against gender-critical women: a Marxist critique
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    2 days ago
  • “Uncertainty” can be better solved with a better grasp of life’s inherent complexities…
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    exhALANtBy exhalantblog
    3 days ago
  • Citizens vs the Rogue Deep State
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    Frankly SpeakingBy Frank Macskasy
    3 days ago
  • Massey University’s free speech policy double-plus-good
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    4 days ago
  • Unacceptable
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • There is what corruption looks like
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • Escape from Manus Island
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • When World’s Collide.
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  • Could There Be Method In Massey University’s Madness?
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    4 days ago
  • Climate Change: We need more trees, not less
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • The IGIS annual report: Dead letters and secret law
    The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security released their annual report today, and I've been busy reading through it. In amongst the usual review of what they've been doing all year, there's a few interesting bits. For example, a discussion on "agency retention and disposal of information", which points out that ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • A referendum on bigotry
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • Political parties and GMOs: we all need to move on
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    SciBlogsBy Grant Jacobs
    5 days ago
  • Class, Identity Politics and Transgender Ideology
    by Deirdre O’Neill Under Thatcher and then Blair and continuing up until our contemporary moment, the working class has seen its culture slowly and progressively destroyed. The change from an industrial society to a service society produced a marked shift in focus from the working class as the backbone of ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    6 days ago
  • Irony
    Since 2013, the Australian government has detained refugees without trial in Pacific gulags, where they are abused, tortured, and driven to suicide. The policy is not just an abuse of human rights and possible crime against humanity; it has also had a corrosive effect on the states Australia uses as ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • An age of protest.
    It seems fair to say that we currently live in a problematic political moment in world history. Democracies are in decline and dictatorships are on the rise. Primordial, sectarian and post-modern divisions have re-emerged, are on the rise or have been accentuated by political evolutions of the moment such as ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    6 days ago
  • Another captured agency
    Last month, Greenpeace head Russel Norman surrendered his speaking slot at an EPA conference to student climate activist Sorcha Carr, who told the EPA exactly what she thought of them. It was a bold move, which confronted both regulators and polluters (or, as the EPA calls them, "stakeholders") with the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • NZ First’s dodgy loans
    The core principle supposedly underlying New Zealand's electoral finance regime is transparency: parties can accept large donations from rich people wanting to buy policy, but only if they tell the public they've been bought. Most parties abide by this, so we know that TOP was wholly-owned by Gareth Morgan, and ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Member’s Day: The choice on End of Life Choice
    Today is a Member's Day, probably the second-to-last one of the year, and its a big one, with the Third Reading of David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill. last Member's Day it was reported back from committee, after MPs voted narrowly to make it subject to a (rules TBA) ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • How growth in population and consumption drives planetary change
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    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    6 days ago
  • The disappearing Women …
    by The Council of Disobedient Women In her excellent oral submission to the Abortion reform select committee on 31st October on behalf of Otago University’s Department of Public Health, historian and public health researcher Hera Cook stated: “We would ask that the committee not use the term ‘pregnant persons’ and ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    7 days ago
  • “A Passage to India”: enduring art in changing times
    by Don Franks In 1957, E M Forster wrote, of his greatest work: “The India described in ‘A Passage to India’ no longer exists either politically or socially. Change had begun even at the time the book was published ( 1924) and during the following quarter of a century it ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    7 days ago
  • Contemptuous
    The Referendums Framework Bill was due back from select committee today. But there's no report on it. Instead, the bill has been bounced back to the House under Standing order 29593) because the Committee didn't bother to produce one. They probably tried. But given the membership of the committee (which ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • Zero Carbon: It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law
    Two years into New Zealand’s Labour-led government, the long-delayed Zero Carbon Bill became law on 7 November. Passed essentially unanimously, the lengthy public debates and political manoeuvring faded away until the final passage was even anticlimactic: Flipping through the @nzstuff @DomPost I was starting to wonder if I’d dreamt ...
    SciBlogsBy Robert McLachlan
    7 days ago
  • Climate Change: What happens next?
    Now the Zero Carbon Bill is law, what's next? Obviously, the ETS changes currently before select committee are going to be the next battleground. But we're also going to get a good idea of where we're going, and if the progress the Zero Carbon Act promises is good enough, during ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • Climate change will fuel bush fires
    Grant Pearce The effects of the current Australian bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland (and also again in California) are devastating and far-reaching. To date, the fires have resulted in several lives being lost and many homes and properties destroyed. Here in New Zealand, the impacts have been only ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Participation rates
    A passing comment in a post the other day about the labour force participation rates of older people prompted me to pull down the fuller data and see what we could see about various participation rates over the decades since the HLFS began in 1986.   As it happens, the ...
    SciBlogsBy Michael Reddell
    1 week ago
  • Not So Much “OK Boomer” As “OK Ruling Class”.
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  • Asking for it …
    "I saw a newspaper picture,From the political campaignA woman was kissing a child,Who was obviously in pain.She spills with compassion,As that young child'sFace in her hands she gripsCan you imagine all that greed and avariceComing down on that child's lips?" ...
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand’s Poor Pandemic Preparedness According to the Global Health Security Index
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    SciBlogsBy Public Health Expert
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Thank Winston
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Illicit markets and Bali Booze
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    SciBlogsBy Eric Crampton
    1 week ago
  • This is not what armed police are for
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Spain’s failed electoral gamble
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • The astroturf party
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • How to cheat at university
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    SciBlogsBy Marcus Wilson
    1 week ago
  • How NZ was put on world maps using a transit of Mercury
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    SciBlogsBy Duncan Steel
    1 week ago
  • Georgina Beyer: We need to be able to talk without being offended
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    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • The anti-fluoride brigade won’t be erecting billboards about this study
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    1 week ago
  • Chosen To Rule? What Sort Of Christian Is Chris Luxon?
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    1 week ago
  • War of the worms
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    1 week ago
  • Marvelly shows us how to be a feminist without feminism
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    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Out of the past – Tories to revive racist laws from the 16th century
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    1 week ago
  • 1000 of these now
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    SciBlogsBy Grant Jacobs
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  • Has Shane Jones Just Saved NZ First?
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  • Climate Change: As predicted
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Let this never be forgot
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    2 weeks ago
  • Too Late To Change Capitalism’s Flightpath?
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    2 weeks ago
  • Whooping cough vaccine works well despite its imperfections
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    SciBlogsBy Helen Petousis Harris
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: Passed
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Retailing of vaping products – New NZ Research
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    SciBlogsBy Public Health Expert
    2 weeks ago
  • Justice for Bomber
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Britain’s climate tyranny was unlawful
    Last month, in response to a wave of protests by Extinction Rebellion, the British government purported to ban their protests from the whole of London. It was a significant interference with the freedoms of expression and assembly, and another sign of the country's decline into tyranny. But now, a court ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • More crime from the spies
    Last year, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security reported on significant problems with the intelligence warrant system. While they were unwilling to declare any warrant "irregular" (meaning unlawful) due to the recent law change, they were also not willing to give the system a clean bill of health. Now, they've ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Vaccination, compulsion, and paternalism for the lower orders
    The National Party has come out in support of encouraging greater vaccination uptake. But it sure isn’t the way I’d do it. National’s suggested docking the benefits of those on benefit whose kids aren’t keeping up with their vaccinations. Some in National have suggested extending that to payments under Working ...
    SciBlogsBy Eric Crampton
    2 weeks ago
  • Global Protests Rage On: But Slogans Are Not Plans.
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    2 weeks ago
  • 11,000 employed under Labour
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Boycott this democratic fraud
    The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has called for submissions on Andrew Little's tyrannical Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill. Normally I encourage participation in the democratic process. I am not doing so in this case. Instead, I encourage all of you to boycott this submissions process, and to post ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Why Mars is cold despite an atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide
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    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: Ban private jets
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: Untold Suffering
    That's what we face if we don't stop climate change, according to a warning from 11,000 scientists:The world’s people face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists. “We declare clearly and unequivocally ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • The left and violent misogyny
    by Phil Duncan Here’s just a few of the kind of threats issued day in and day out against gender-critical women – feminists, marxists, etc – overwhelmingly by MEN (albeit men identifying as women). “Kill all Terfs”. “Shoot a Terf today”. “All terfs deserve to be shot in the head”. ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Imperialism and the iPhone
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    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • The freshwater mussel housing crisis: eviction by invasive weeds?
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    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    2 weeks ago

  • Wayne Brown hits back at critics: Ports of Auckland has to move
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    21 hours ago
  • Week That Was: Supporting our schools
    We're setting our young people up for success, investing in education around the country.  ...
    1 day ago
  • Kiwis to have their say on End of Life Choice
    Jenny Marcroft MP, Spokesperson for Health New Zealand First backs the public to decide on the End of Life Choice Bill via a referendum at the 2020 General Election. The Bill, with New Zealand First’s referendum provision incorporated, passed its final reading in Parliament this evening. New Zealand First Spokesperson for ...
    5 days ago
  • Addressing miscarriages of justice
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    6 days ago
  • Week That Was: Historic action on climate change
    "Today we have made a choice that will leave a legacy... I hope that means that future generations will see that we, in New Zealand, were on the right side of history." - Jacinda Ardern, Third Reading of the Zero Carbon Bill ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Tax-free deployments for Kiwi troops
    Darroch Ball, New Zealand First List MP A Member’s bill has been proposed that would provide income tax exemptions for all New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel while on operational deployment overseas. The Income Tax (Exemption for Salary or Wages of NZDF Members on Active Deployment) Amendment Bill proposed by New Zealand First ...
    2 weeks ago
  • A balanced Zero Carbon Bill passed
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First Leader New Zealand First is proud to have brought common sense to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which passed its final reading in Parliament today. Party Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says months of hard work went into negotiating a balanced ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Paramedics’ status to be recognised
    Jenny Marcroft MP, Spokesperson for Health New Zealand First has listened to calls to recognise paramedics as registered health professionals under the Health Practitioners’ Competence Assurance Act (the Act). Today, the Coalition Government announced plans for paramedics to be registered as health practitioners under the Act, and the establishment of a ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Week That Was: 2,000 teachers in two years
    We began the week by commemorating the New Zealand Wars and celebrating a major increase in the number of teachers. Then, we were busy supporting offenders into work and getting our rail back on track after years of underinvestment. And that's just the start! ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Winning an election one conversation at a time
    In October I was sworn in as the Mayor of Lower Hutt. It’s the privilege of my life to serve Hutt people as their Mayor. There is something really special to be able to serve the community where I was raised, and where I live.   ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Closer cooperation with Korean horse racing industry
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Racing Racing Minister Winston Peters met with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson Nak Soon Kim in Seoul today to discuss closer cooperation between the New Zealand and Korean horse racing industries. As part of the visit to the Seoul Racecourse, Mr Peters witnessed ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Otago to lead digital creativity
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