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    Jacinda Ardern

    J D Lushington Scott Morrison Stands Firm Against Jacinda’s Virtue-Bullying If Jacinda Ardern thought Scott Morrison was going to be intimidated by her and her little friends’ mean-girl bullying act at the Pacific Islands Forum, she was sorely disappointed. In contrast to Ardern’s constant posturing for applause from the globalist peanut gallery at the UN, Morrison reminded her of what a national leader’s first duty should be. “I’m accountable to the Australian ­people, that’s who I’m accountable for,” he said. “Carbon neutral” is the most blatant scam in the entire climate medicine show. Just like the Kyoto Protocol, it’s a load of snake-oil cooked up by hucksters bent on distracting the gawping rubes on the benches while their pockets are picked. Pledges of “carbon neutrality” are made by lying shills who weight the dice by strategically omitting some of the biggest CO2 sources, and who know in any case that they will be long out of office by the time their deceit is laid bare. For all its virtue-signalling, Kyoto did nothing to reduce emissions. Even high priest of climate alarmism James Hansen calls it a “farce”. But the leaders who signed it are all out of office and safely beyond being held to account. Jacinda Ardern can make all the b.s. promises she likes, because she knows that she will be nothing but a footnote by 2050. Her “carbon neutral” pledge should be taken no more seriously than her Kiwibuild promises. As for the tub-thumping Pacific leaders, the hollowness of their rhetoric is belied by their own reliance on fossil fuels. Let’s see them call for a ban on international flights or fossil-fuelled cruise ships. They ought also to beware that their “gibsmedat”, Cargo Cult greed will come back to bite them, very hard. Of all people, Ardern’s puppet master is shaping up as an unlikely realist. When Jacinda Ardern hears the word “consistency”, she reaches for the picture-dictionary. When she hears “integrity”, she throws it in the bin (recycling, of course).
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    Jacinda Ardern

    An Utterly Ineffective Administration By George When Ardern scarpered to Paris with the intention of hauling social media sites over the coals, little did they know that New Zealand, under Arden’s watch, only wanted to cut out the middleman. Corrections, it appears, has its own method of spreading the gospel according to Brenton Tarrant by allowing him to engage in external correspondence with like-minded dipsticks, all at his convenience. It is not at all surprising that such a breach of prison protocol took place under this government’s watch. When you look at the calibre of those within the chain of command, Ardern, Davis and The Department of Corrections, it becomes very obvious that the expectation of responsible and decisive leadership around this issue was clearly unobtainable. It would be impossible to select a more incompetent consignment of humanity to undertake such a complex issue. When a prisoner outwits these idiots with such ease, there is something very demoralising about the perception of leadership in this country. So when Ardern and Davis claim, “It should never have happened and we will be implementing procedures to ensure that it will not happen again”, it is quite frankly, pathetic. Why the hell did it happen at all? The excessive posturing by Ardern during the aftermath of the attack has caught up with her. She insisted that Tarrant’s name should never see the light of day and that he should be kept in isolation without access to any form of communication. This was a clear demonstration of her own dysfunction, all mouth, no brain. In fact, her and Davis’ incompetence resulted in Tarrant’s profile being aired yet again encompassing both local and international media throughout the whole week. How much longer is this country going to be held to ransom through the utter ineffectiveness of this administration? It appears everything that crosses the desk of our PM is destined only to highlight her own, and her minister’s ignorance and immaturity. She hasn’t a clue, and that is what disturbs me most of all. During this week alone she has managed to apologise for the parliamentary bullying investigation becoming derailed and is now apologising for Tarrant’s freedom to correspond. Within any commercial identity, she would be out on her ear, never to be employed again. Prime Minister of New Zealand? Unfortunately, IQ was never a consideration nor the wellbeing of this country. How refreshing to see that Alan Jones is on to her.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    It's a factual transcript of exactly what was said in her interview Flocky. Nothing more nothing less. Others can read it and interpret for themselves.
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    Time to end Jumps in the South?

    Unless there are numbers to support the actual jump races Coro it is a waste of time. Tiny fields with three or four runners max is just a drain on the industry. It would appear from reading and listening to comments that the major problem is man power ie riders to school horses and jockeys to ride in jumps races down South. All very well getting owners into jumpers but if there is no one to ride them then you inevitably have a problem. You guys had a well advertised meeting at Riccarton recently, those concerned about the issue should have been there. Some firm decisions should have been made then with a plan put in place. Paul Claridge's open letter is only kicking the can further down the road. It's like the current government's philosophy...…."More hui no dooee" Action needs to be underway right now as time is running out for SI jumping.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Just more ducking, weaving and vacuous answering from the PM. Mike: The Julie Anne Genter letter to Phil Twyford. Do you know what’s in it? PM: ah im argh haven’t seen it. But it’s not unusual that argh umm you know there will be decisions over whether or not documents should be released that expose you know umm argh issues umm decisions before they’re made that are back and forth between ministers on decisions before they are made. So that’s not unusual. But no I haven’t seen the specific letter. And I am not that worried about it Mike: But do you know what’s in it? PM: I know the content is about argh discussions around Wellington’s transport plan. But I haven’t seen it. I’m not. Mike: Is it explosive? PM: No, I don’t believe so. I am not particularly bothered by it either I have to say Mike Mike: Why doesn’t she release it? PM: oh look argh you have to you have to make sure we don’t also set precedents here you know. We have to be able to as ministers, have discussions and policy discussions amongst ourselves before decisions are made in a form that is exposed all of the time it makes it harder for us to do our job so. I assume there is some of that playing out here. But again I haven’t been the one that has has made the decision over it so. Mike: It juxtaposes the open honest and transparent government promise though PM: oh umm look I am glad you raised that because umm argh some of the moves we’ve made which …take quite a ..bit of ..effort ..and time have been been absolutely focused on being more transparent. So we’ve released our diaries on a regular basis now. We’ve proactively released Cabinet papers um umm on a on a regular basis. So we have put in place systematic processes now which means as a matter of routine we put these pieces of information out there so we are not having to deal with requests so much because we actually we are being just proactive about it. But we still need to make sure we can run the government and so it means making sure we can still get free and frank advice and have free and frank discussions. Mike: But for something that started out as being non-existent, in other words, it was never written, and now turns out on ministerial letterhead, it’s turned out to be something way bigger than it should have, shouldn’t it, hasn’t it? PM: Well argh I think again it’s just a bit of politics Mike. Mike: A bit of what? PM: POLITICS! Mike: Politics or dishonesty, which ever way you look at it. PM: No. no no no. Look! A request has bin made for a specific piece of correspondence. It hasn’t been released. I think it is in some peoples interest to make a bigger deal out of it.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    I would have thought much more than being a fish and chip wrapper!! Even something so simple that her mother had to teach her by wrapping cabbages in newspaper. I mean how hard is it to wrap fish and chips!!! I see she spent the weekend planting trees with school children. Seems she spends more time with children than spending her time on running the country....or haven't you noticed.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    You are forgetting Trump, she wasn't elected by the people of NZ...rather she was appointed by Mr 7% I assume she will once again be swanning off overseas next month to get further instructions from her puppet masters...the UN.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    And speaking of transparency: PM Closed & Opaque on GJ Thompson David Seymour The prime minister has all but confirmed that GJ Thompson remained the director of his lobbying firm while he worked as her most senior advisor. She also appears to have set a new standard, saying it’s acceptable to have a conflict of interest as long as it’s temporary. Jacinda Ardern has previously said that Mr Thompson took a ‘leave of absence’ as a director and shareholder of Thompson Lewis while he was employed as her chief of staff. The problem with Ardern’s claim is that the Companies Act does not allow a director to take a leave of absence. In any case, Companies Office records confirm Mr Thompson remained a director and shareholder throughout this period. The PM walked back her previous statements, saying that Thompson only took leave from day-to-day business. But this statement is meaningless. Directors have a duty to act in the best interests of their firm at all times. Astonishingly, Ardern also claimed that because Thompson only ran her office for four months, this diminishes the seriousness of the conflict of interest. We have an extraordinary situation in which Mr Thompson, whose clients include Huawei, was required by law to keep his firm’s best interests at heart while he had access to all Cabinet papers and the government’s legislative agenda. The biggest question that remains is: Did Thompson have access to briefings and other information that may have benefited his firm and his clients? I have asked the prime minister whether there were any meetings Mr Thompson did not attend, or any briefings he did not receive, while he was her chief of staff because they related to his clients, including Huawei. She flatly refused to answer. I have also asked whether he attended meetings relating to Huawei or the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act. Again, Ardern refused to say. This is seriously murky business and the PM has an obligation to voters to clear it up. There was huge potential for a conflict between Mr Thompson’s personal interests as a lobbyist for firms such as Huawei and his duties as the prime minister’s chief of staff. If Jacinda Ardern is committed to openness and transparency, she will tell New Zealanders whether her senior-most advisor had access to confidential information that could have benefited his firm and his clients.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    The Labour party in this Coalition government are fast becoming a huge embarrassment. They are leaderless, so Winston is doing what he knew he could do all along – simply toying with a bunch of rank amateurs. They are like possums caught in the headlights, nothing but a bunch of muppets dancing to Winston’s and New Zealand First’s tune. When it comes to being politically savvy they are completely naive. As a result, cracks are appearing in the Coalition which won’t be of any concern to Winston. He’s got Labour exactly where he wants them, playing his game, and if anyone gets hurt or looks stupid he’ll make sure it’s them and not him. As for the Greens, who are they? Ardern either doesn’t know what’s going on, doesn’t want to know or gives the impression, as she did with Mike Hosking last week, that nothing that is happening is any concern of hers. Sex here, sex there, sex may be everywhere but it’s nothing to do with her. Technically speaking she’s correct but she can’t absolve herself of all responsibility in the matter. A birthday bash with Daddy and a school girl looking photo on the cover of Vogue magazine won’t suffice as excuses for not doing her job. If she’s not careful she’ll be getting the sort of bad press the guest editor of the Vogue edition she’s in is getting in England. Having had her CGT plans scuttled by Winston it appears she is now at odds with him on Ihumātao, which he describes as an unlawful occupation and says most protesters were not Mana Whenua. Speaking in Tauranga he also said the Maori Land Court, the Environment Court, the United Nations and Heritage New Zealand have all rejected the claims about the archaeological significance of the site. What business then is it of Jacinda’s to stupidly involve the government? We need to get on and build the houses. There also appears to be some disagreement over the abortion legislation. Winston blindsided Andrew Little, not for the first time (they’re slow learners in Labour), plus his own Tracey Martin, over the possibility of a referendum. He then blasted Labour and proceeded to make out he was the good guy in a shambles of his making. He left Martin to apologise to Little and then said there was nothing to apologise for. Mike Hosking hit the nail on the head when he said this was classic Winston. Mike went onto say there will be a lot more of this to come. You bet! I only hope National are taking note. Clever it might be but I wouldn’t want a bar of it in my playbook. More broadly speaking Grant Robertson, when hit with what Westpac called a stunning decision to reduce the OCR by fifty basis points for only the fourth time, decided a dose of his leader’s so called posidividy was needed. Taking the ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ approach he told us what great news this was for Kiwis. The cost of living will improve, mortgage rates will go down and it’s now a great time to invest in New Zealand. He probably thinks that’s the real reason Adrian Orr did it. Perhaps he’s wishing it was reduced to zero. If that’s his thinking don’t expect an economic improvement anytime soon. Clueless. Then there’s the dangerous Julie Anne Genter, the lady who hates cars even though she sports the initials of one. The car in question is upmarket and sporty so the comparison ends with the initials. She seems to have single-handedly broken the Cabinet Manual and also the belief that this is an open and transparent government. Belief in the latter actually expired some time back. She pens a letter and then in trying to avoid having to release it confuses herself and everyone else as to whether she was wearing a boater, a cloche or a dunce’s hat when she wrote it. The hat doesn’t matter but the resignation does. And finally, the well-meaning Eugenie Sage. So well-meaning, as Leighton Smith used to say, we may as well all live in a cave and scrub ourselves with a rock. According to Eugenie we can’t dig, can’t explore, can’t expand businesses and now fishing for whitebait is in danger. The lady has a problem where her heart rules her head. All ideology and no understanding of the economy. No doubt she agrees with Greenpeace that we should halve the dairy herd. To sum up, in the bear pit of parliament, on the government side, we seem to have a lot of Winnie the Pooh’s, ie bears of very little brain. Perhaps we should let them loose in the hundred-acre wood. I’m sure they’d never find their way out.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Ardern’s ‘Game Changer’ is Another Broken Promise wo years on from the prime minister’s pledge to have light rail from Auckland’s CBD to Mt Roskill within four years, the project is on the fast track to nowhere. All the signs point to this being yet another broken election promise from Labour. Jacinda Ardern said her slow tram down Dominion Road would be a ‘game-changer’ but it has turned out to be slower than a game of Risk with the basic first step of a business case still not done at what was supposed to be the project’s halfway point. When she was asked last week what transport projects her government had started, this was the only one she could name – but it hasn’t started. The government’s ineptitude has been on full display throughout with ministers unable to agree on whether the extended line to M?ngere will cost $4 billion or $7 billion. The business case was supposed to be ready by November 2018. The delay suggests Phil Twyford is struggling to stack up an economic case for spending that much taxpayer cash. There’s also the looming problem of APEC and the 2021 America’s Cup. The disruption that construction would cause may mean the project can’t begin until 2022, if at all. The government’s dilly-dallying on this couldn’t have come at a worse time. It has pulled the handbrake on our economy by cancelling dozens of infrastructure projects that were ready to go under National, and it hasn’t been able to get anything off the ground itself. This is why New Zealand is at an ‘infrastructure crisis point’ according to the Business Council. The government has shut down this country’s infrastructure pipeline just so it can press ahead with an ideological dream it cooked up during the election campaign. Phil Twyford has now placed the construction sector in a precarious position. If the business case for light rail doesn’t stack up – and that is a real possibility – what will he do? Push on regardless and waste billions of taxpayer dollars, or scrap it and leave the country in a huge infrastructure hole? This term of government has been littered with Labour’s broken promises: KiwiBuild, a cancer agency, free doctor’s visits, police numbers, a capital gains tax – the list goes on. Light rail to Mt Roskill within four years is on track to wind up on that list.
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    Walk home a winner on Saturday

    Correct!
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    KILLING THE GAME

    Incorrect UH. Best Bets reduced their circulation and dropped the dairies as an outlet source.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    By Suze WHEN IS A LETTER FROM THE MINISTER NOT A LETTER FROM THE MINISTER? No, this is not a trick question. The answer is when the minister determines that it is not – despite its being written on a Ministerial letterhead and signed the “Associate Minister of Transport“. Julie Anne Genter says that the letter is from the Green Party Transport spokesperson and therefore does not need to be disclosed. She says party policy should remain confidential. The letter from Julie Anne Genter dated 26 March is to Phil Twyford, Minister of Transport. MPs Chris Bishop and Nicola Willis suspect that it contains proof that Genter coerced the Wellington City Council into adopting a green transport plan which puts major tunnel and roading projects in Wellington on hold for 10 years, and funds public transport instead. Yesterday Genter again asserted her right to keep the contents of the letter private, which only raises the question, “why is she going to such lengths to hide the contents of the letter?” There are other details about Genter’s relationship with the Wellington City Council that she may not have made public. The letter to Phil Twyford was written prior to Twyford’s finalising government funding for the Wellington Transportation Programme in May 2019. Genter’s husband Peter Nunns became Principal Advisor to the Wellington City Council in July 2019 but also remains Principal Economist for MR Cagney – a leading independent transport and planning consultancy with a special focus on sustainable transport and urban outcomes. What, if any, business relationship is there between MR Cagney and the Wellington City Council? In a business situation, Genter would be expected to disclose her husband’s relationship with the Wellington City Council as a conflict of interest. Such disclosure includes people who are in a consenting personal relationship, that is, your spouse. Did Ms Genter table this disclosure in her meetings with Twyford and the Wellington City Council and remove herself from the discussions and decision making, which would be normal business practice? Surely ministerial practice should be at least as good as good business practice – in fact, better, you would hope. Genter’s insistence on keeping the information in this letter hidden is beginning to develop a very bad smell. Sean Plunket on Magic Radio, talking with Chris Bishop, called it the “very curious saga of how Wellington’s transport plans nearly brought down this government”. Plunket said this because Genter may have threatened to resign, which would have destabilised the coalition if the council did not comply with her green plans. This sorry little saga could still bring down the government if it is found that Genter threatened to resign and/or withhold funding in an attempt to subvert the Wellington City Council’s transport plans. If proven, the story of the Greens, with 6% of the popular vote, manipulating a local body, using the threat of destabilizing the Coalition government by resigning, or withdrawing billions of dollars in funding, will go down in history.