Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Gruff in Babies death   
    If we are to believe "Hands off our Tamariki" protesters; these parents and their five remaining children will be getting support from their whanau, hapu and Iwi. There will be no need for any intervention from a state agency such as Oranga Tamariki.
    Why this whanau, hapu and Iwi support wasn't occurring prior to the baby's death, I wouldn't know.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in NPC   
    Now that secondary school rugby is winding up there's no need to fear....the National Provincial Championship and Heartland Championship are upon us. So don't worry if you can't work out how to get Spark coverage of Japan. Just get along to your local towns main park, buy a hotdog, put a bucket on your head, buy a beer, toast B.J Lochore and watch some good old fashioned Kiwi rugby.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from meomy in KILLING THE GAME   
    Kicking and screaming into the 21st century. No choice really. Locally around here, the Dairies all dropped Best Bets in favour of the Informant. Now the Informant is gone none have brought back Best Bets. There's no print form to be had in the area. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Oh! Unemployment is down. Why that's a good thing isn't it? Good on ya Jacinda - keep up the good work.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Pam Robson in Ihumatao   
    That's not a bad read. The problem here is this portion of land has now become largely symbolic for all sorts of Maori grievances. I can't see any building proceeding without mass protests tying up Police resources. I'd make the land a park, no buildings at all and provide Fletcher's with Crown land to build on elsewhere.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ohokaman in Trump written off   
    100 to 1's postings on suspected paedophile Jeffrey Epstein is a classic example of how he operates.
    Plenty of info linking personalities he dislikes to Epstein; but nothing about President Trump's well documented links to the same man.
    You will note how the majority of 100 to 1's posts follow this same pattern.
    Anything in the media, no matter how dubious the source, which is Pro Trump, is put forward by 100 to 1 to highlight how glorious his hero is.
    Anything anti-Trump in the media, is immediately dismissed as "fake news", coming from people with an agenda.
    My view is that there is "a swamp" in the US, occupied by self-indulgent politicians, top bureaucrats and the wealthy. However, far from genuinely wanting to clean it up, President Trump sits right in the middle of said swamp. Just like Yurtle the Turtle, King of the pond.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Jacinda Ardern   
    It's been a great build up this week, hasn't it Crusty? Even I'm now interested in what's going to be in the Budget. Once delivered later today the Govt will claim it includes everything NZ's could ever desire and the opposition will claim it's a shameful misuse of taxpayers money and resignations are required all round. Either way the rest of us will have lost interest by the weekend.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    KATE HAWKESBY - Isn't she the wife of National Party mouthpiece Mike Hosking?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jack in Jacinda Ardern   
    Open letter to rdytdy
    Your repetitive critique of Jacinda Ardern, tiresome and subjective that it might be, occasionally sees you raise some valid points. However, this harping on about her response to the Mosque massacres in Christchurch is borderline at best. I'm sure you're merely looking to leave further black crosses against the Prime Ministers name. However with this "we are Christians - they are Muslims" line of attack you end up sounding like it's "them and us". It's extremely divisive, and will not have gone unnoticed by many New Zealander's, or the couple of people who read your posts.
    It's not who we want to be in NZ any longer. You're out of step - you sound like a dinosaur - someone born in the 1800's.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from john legend in The Informant Chutneyed   
    I purchased The Informant religiously, finding it the best $10. I spent each week. It provided me with a form guide to carry around; comments from trainers about where their horse was at fitness wise; many articles to keep me up to date with the happenings in NZ racing and great articles on the breeding of Group winning horses. Loved hearing the thoughts of Des Coppins. old Grumpy Pitman, The 'Boys Go Racing' guy, etc, etc.
    I'll be lost without it and I'm certain my interest in horse racing and TAB betting will drop away accordingly. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Black Kirrama in The Informant Chutneyed   
    I purchased The Informant religiously, finding it the best $10. I spent each week. It provided me with a form guide to carry around; comments from trainers about where their horse was at fitness wise; many articles to keep me up to date with the happenings in NZ racing and great articles on the breeding of Group winning horses. Loved hearing the thoughts of Des Coppins. old Grumpy Pitman, The 'Boys Go Racing' guy, etc, etc.
    I'll be lost without it and I'm certain my interest in horse racing and TAB betting will drop away accordingly. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from chelseacol in The Informant Chutneyed   
    I purchased The Informant religiously, finding it the best $10. I spent each week. It provided me with a form guide to carry around; comments from trainers about where their horse was at fitness wise; many articles to keep me up to date with the happenings in NZ racing and great articles on the breeding of Group winning horses. Loved hearing the thoughts of Des Coppins. old Grumpy Pitman, The 'Boys Go Racing' guy, etc, etc.
    I'll be lost without it and I'm certain my interest in horse racing and TAB betting will drop away accordingly. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ADM in The Informant Chutneyed   
    I purchased The Informant religiously, finding it the best $10. I spent each week. It provided me with a form guide to carry around; comments from trainers about where their horse was at fitness wise; many articles to keep me up to date with the happenings in NZ racing and great articles on the breeding of Group winning horses. Loved hearing the thoughts of Des Coppins. old Grumpy Pitman, The 'Boys Go Racing' guy, etc, etc.
    I'll be lost without it and I'm certain my interest in horse racing and TAB betting will drop away accordingly. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in A Big Problem for Jacinda to answer   
    Thanks for those thoughts Donald.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in Trevor Mallard   
    Oh yeah..."Duncan Garner backed it up..."  -  well you can stop reading right there; because you know it will be 99% exaggerated bulldust.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Big Win in Abu Dhabi.   
    I can't believe there's been no comment on here about this gutsy win. Shows how much the Race Cafe Sports section has declined.
    I watched with one eye and no belief when the Pakistani's only needed 30 more with 6 wickets in hand. However then that little Indian bloke with the broad Kiwi accent started to weave some magic, along with the South African fellow with the Kiwi accent. Both seem very proud to play for New Zealand - a bit like Bundi Aki  over in Ireland. In the end it was edge of the seat stuff. A great win. One of the best sporting moments I've viewed on TV.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jack in Jacinda Ardern   
    Yeah... keep this up triple alliance. There's a bigger picture here and your churlish chipping of the PM, while she's promoting NZ on the big stage, shows just how dim you are. Even Simon Bridges and rdytdy have gone quiet for a few days.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in live at the Paramount.   
    "Runnin Back to Saskatoon" was an old fav of mine. I'd have never termed them a "Pop band"
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Trump written off   
    It was the little orange hair piece on the head that etched it into her memory.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in SA beat AB’s   
    The AFL semi on Saturday was played after the AB's v Boks game, so you could have watched both. It wasn't a great game by any means. The Dee's v Hawks the previous evening was vastly superior.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jack in Jacinda Ardern   
    Who leaked this??   It's an outrage - there should be an inquiry. Some vindictive, back stabbing so and so in the Cabinet.............with mental health issues no doubt.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    If it is correct it, would encapsulate a mindset holding back the NZ racing industry. Local, vested interests, placed ahead of the greater good.
    Nostalgia must be placed aside. It's time to move on.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Poor old Wobblies....   
    Memphis has too much class to use the word "Pooftah" He would merely sit his son down and show him a highlights reel of Neymar's dives, theatrics and feigned injuries. He'd ask the boy "Do you really want to play a game where people carry on like that?"
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from tasman man 11 in Poor old Wobblies....   
    I don't disagree - Male rugby playing numbers are in decline and have been for some years. some to Soccer, some to other sports and many now playing nothing.
    However - Rugby, largely via the All Blacks,continues to hold the premier position in NZ sport. That is unlikely to change.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bloke in Trump written off   
    Did they do this by transmitting the info telepathically, directly to your brain, while you were sitting on the toilet?