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23 minutes ago, Sandpiper said:

With the history of failed infratructure planning it doesn't seem unreasonable if anyone has the political leverage to demand to go to the front of the queue. A 20 year package is going to survive a number of governments all wrapped up in ribbons and unchallenged? That's a good one.

As it happens, any decent solution would have rail also going through Mt Vic anyway. Just share a fecking tunnel. And the Basin can go, if you're dumb enough to put a stadium on / build non futureproofed roads around the site of an obvious future choke point you can't moan later about losing the history. 

 

 

 

Yes it is unreasonable for genter to be holding WGTN back just to appease her dwindling supporters . The biggest roading failure in WGTN is the failure to finish the flyover over the basin reserve which would link into a new tunnel . There are no trains anywhere near the  new tunnel site so even if trains were  wanted it would take many years to get lines anywhere near the new tunnel . Holding up roading until trains get there is just plain  crazy.

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1 hour ago, tripple alliance said:

Yes it is unreasonable for genter to be holding WGTN back just to appease her dwindling supporters . The biggest roading failure in WGTN is the failure to finish the flyover over the basin reserve which would link into a new tunnel . There are no trains anywhere near the  new tunnel site so even if trains were  wanted it would take many years to get lines anywhere near the new tunnel . Holding up roading until trains get there is just plain  crazy.

on yer...bike.

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Screen-Shot-2019-09-24-at-5.45.41-PM-106By GP

The CoL Is Simply the BEST at Being the Worst

Apart from Jacinda Ardern’s dress sense there are many, many other Labour party fails

  • Kiwibuild – fail
  • Child Poverty – fail
  • Immigration – fail
  • Transformative Government – fail
  • Open and Transparent – fail
  • Economic Growth – fail
  • Business Confidence – fail
  • CGT – fail
  • Trains – fail
  • Regional Development Fund – fail
  • Trees – fail
  • Road toll – fail
  • No more taxes – fail
  • Pike River – fail
  • Oil and Gas Industry – fail
  • Free Speech – fail
  • No Strikes – fail
  • Fees Free – fail
  • Elective Surgery – fail
  • Understanding America – fail
  • Claire Curran – fail
  • Mega Fightery – fail
  • 2019 Budget ‘Hack’ – fail
  • Trevor Mallard (rape) – fail
  • Phil Twyford – fail
  • Kelvin Davis in the House – fail
  • Grant Robertson 2019 Budget – fail
  • Golriz Ghahraman – fail
  • Ian Lees Galloway – fail
  • Sroubek affair – fail
  • Winston Peters asleep on the job – fail
  • $10 visits to the Doctor – fail
  • Kermadec marine sanctuary – fail
  • Russian FTA – fail
  • Kiwibuild recalibrate/reset/retreat/resign – fail
  • World-class cancer treatment centres – fail
  • DHB 2019 deficits – fail
  • Gun buy-back/confiscation – fail
  • Information leaks: 1800 police, Waikeria Prison, three strikes, legislative programme, govt priorities, cannabis referendum, tertiary education reforms – fail
  • Charter schools – fail
  • Fuel taxes -fail
  • Labour Youth Camp – fail
  • Police numbers – fail
  • Chief Technology Officer – fail
  • Speaker of the House – fail
  • Education reforms – fail
  • No lies – fail
  • Homelessness – fail
  • NCEA Results – fail
  • Mental Health Inquiry – fail
  • Hugspass
  • Magazine Photo Ops – pass
  • Budget Responsibility Rules – fail
  • Crime Stats -fail
  • Bullying and Harassment Report – fail
  • Dunedin Hospital – fail
  • Transparency – fail
  • Repeal of criminal three strikes policy – fail
  • Firearms buy-back – fail
  • Road Safety Budget – fail
  • NewsHub Poll (June 2019) – pass
  • The “Rape” in Parliament that wasn’t
  • Marsden Point Pipeline – fail
  • Appointment of speaker on Day 1 – fail
  • Airforce $1B purchase of Hercules with no tender – fail
  • Twyford and Parker meet with Goff in a ‘secret meeting’ – fail
  • Jenny Marcroft attempts to blackmail Mark Mitchell -fail
  • Shane Jones’ Northland Province Growth Fund trucking magnate connections – fail
  • “Good looking” race horses – fail
  • A lobbyist in the PM’s office who does not declare his clients – fail
  • Education – fail
  • Health – fails (pending) – measles, vaccination, spending, statistics,,….
  • IRD Kiwisaver tax issue – fail
  • Police Commissioner making statements relating to the activities of a political partner – fail
  • Census 2018 -fail
  • Abbey Hartley (RIP) – fail
  • Tasman region after Cyclone Gita – fail
  • Nelson Region after Fires – fail
  • Surgical mesh register – fail
  • Inquiry into Operation Burnham – fail
  • Taking govt jet for a one day hui – fail
  • Chinese relations – fail
  • Facebook hate speech etc – fail
  • Hardship grants – fail
  • Gun register – fail
  • Wore a Scarf – pass
  • USA Trade deal – fail
  • JAG car tax – fail
  • Criminal Justice Summit spend $1.5M ($20k table assembly) – fail
  • The Ihum?tao land occupation Ardern insisted on involving herself in, despite her saying over and over it’s got nothing to do with government – fail
  • The public housing crisis. Numbers setting another record – fail
  • DHB debt, as of last week it has blown out to hundreds of millions – fail
  • Oranga Tamariki baby snatching allegations and the department under siege – fail
  • Confidence surveys numbers. Still falling, business at decade-long lows – fail
  • The JobSeeker benefit numbers. Once again at record numbers -fail
  • National Cancer Agency they promised and yet were beaten to by National? – fail
  • Ministerial Advisory Group which resolved at its first meeting not to keep minutes so as not to have its proceedings subject to the OIA – fail
  • JAG Ministerial letter? Or was it? – fail
  • Kelvin Davis not knowing what CPI represents – fail
  • PTPM not knowing that the new bill on Abortion was a Government Bill – fail
  • Not knowing other party policies – ie) NZ First regarding referendum – fail
  • PM still thinks a 737 is a 757, or a 757 is a 737, she just is not too sure. – fail
  • First day in Parliament – couldn’t count their numbers and then lied about doing so – fail!
  • Measles outbreak – fail
  • Sexual predator in PM’s office – fail
  • Roading Projects – fail
  • West Coast hydro dam – fail
  • Question time attendance – fail
  • Food parcels – fail
  • House waiting list – fail
  • Cost of living up – fail
  • Electric vehicles for Public sector – targets abandoned – fail
  • Inner City speed limits – fail
  • Shane Jones target practice – fail
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3 hours ago, rdytdy said:

Screen-Shot-2019-09-24-at-5.45.41-PM-106By GP

The CoL Is Simply the BEST at Being the Worst

Apart from Jacinda Ardern’s dress sense there are many, many other Labour party fails

  • Kiwibuild – fail
  • Child Poverty – fail
  • Immigration – fail
  • Transformative Government – fail
  • Open and Transparent – fail
  • Economic Growth – fail
  • Business Confidence – fail
  • CGT – fail
  • Trains – fail
  • Regional Development Fund – fail
  • Trees – fail
  • Road toll – fail
  • No more taxes – fail
  • Pike River – fail
  • Oil and Gas Industry – fail
  • Free Speech – fail
  • No Strikes – fail
  • Fees Free – fail
  • Elective Surgery – fail
  • Understanding America – fail
  • Claire Curran – fail
  • Mega Fightery – fail
  • 2019 Budget ‘Hack’ – fail
  • Trevor Mallard (rape) – fail
  • Phil Twyford – fail
  • Kelvin Davis in the House – fail
  • Grant Robertson 2019 Budget – fail
  • Golriz Ghahraman – fail
  • Ian Lees Galloway – fail
  • Sroubek affair – fail
  • Winston Peters asleep on the job – fail
  • $10 visits to the Doctor – fail
  • Kermadec marine sanctuary – fail
  • Russian FTA – fail
  • Kiwibuild recalibrate/reset/retreat/resign – fail
  • World-class cancer treatment centres – fail
  • DHB 2019 deficits – fail
  • Gun buy-back/confiscation – fail
  • Information leaks: 1800 police, Waikeria Prison, three strikes, legislative programme, govt priorities, cannabis referendum, tertiary education reforms – fail
  • Charter schools – fail
  • Fuel taxes -fail
  • Labour Youth Camp – fail
  • Police numbers – fail
  • Chief Technology Officer – fail
  • Speaker of the House – fail
  • Education reforms – fail
  • No lies – fail
  • Homelessness – fail
  • NCEA Results – fail
  • Mental Health Inquiry – fail
  • Hugspass
  • Magazine Photo Ops – pass
  • Budget Responsibility Rules – fail
  • Crime Stats -fail
  • Bullying and Harassment Report – fail
  • Dunedin Hospital – fail
  • Transparency – fail
  • Repeal of criminal three strikes policy – fail
  • Firearms buy-back – fail
  • Road Safety Budget – fail
  • NewsHub Poll (June 2019) – pass
  • The “Rape” in Parliament that wasn’t
  • Marsden Point Pipeline – fail
  • Appointment of speaker on Day 1 – fail
  • Airforce $1B purchase of Hercules with no tender – fail
  • Twyford and Parker meet with Goff in a ‘secret meeting’ – fail
  • Jenny Marcroft attempts to blackmail Mark Mitchell -fail
  • Shane Jones’ Northland Province Growth Fund trucking magnate connections – fail
  • “Good looking” race horses – fail
  • A lobbyist in the PM’s office who does not declare his clients – fail
  • Education – fail
  • Health – fails (pending) – measles, vaccination, spending, statistics,,….
  • IRD Kiwisaver tax issue – fail
  • Police Commissioner making statements relating to the activities of a political partner – fail
  • Census 2018 -fail
  • Abbey Hartley (RIP) – fail
  • Tasman region after Cyclone Gita – fail
  • Nelson Region after Fires – fail
  • Surgical mesh register – fail
  • Inquiry into Operation Burnham – fail
  • Taking govt jet for a one day hui – fail
  • Chinese relations – fail
  • Facebook hate speech etc – fail
  • Hardship grants – fail
  • Gun register – fail
  • Wore a Scarf – pass
  • USA Trade deal – fail
  • JAG car tax – fail
  • Criminal Justice Summit spend $1.5M ($20k table assembly) – fail
  • The Ihum?tao land occupation Ardern insisted on involving herself in, despite her saying over and over it’s got nothing to do with government – fail
  • The public housing crisis. Numbers setting another record – fail
  • DHB debt, as of last week it has blown out to hundreds of millions – fail
  • Oranga Tamariki baby snatching allegations and the department under siege – fail
  • Confidence surveys numbers. Still falling, business at decade-long lows – fail
  • The JobSeeker benefit numbers. Once again at record numbers -fail
  • National Cancer Agency they promised and yet were beaten to by National? – fail
  • Ministerial Advisory Group which resolved at its first meeting not to keep minutes so as not to have its proceedings subject to the OIA – fail
  • JAG Ministerial letter? Or was it? – fail
  • Kelvin Davis not knowing what CPI represents – fail
  • PTPM not knowing that the new bill on Abortion was a Government Bill – fail
  • Not knowing other party policies – ie) NZ First regarding referendum – fail
  • PM still thinks a 737 is a 757, or a 757 is a 737, she just is not too sure. – fail
  • First day in Parliament – couldn’t count their numbers and then lied about doing so – fail!
  • Measles outbreak – fail
  • Sexual predator in PM’s office – fail
  • Roading Projects – fail
  • West Coast hydro dam – fail
  • Question time attendance – fail
  • Food parcels – fail
  • House waiting list – fail
  • Cost of living up – fail
  • Electric vehicles for Public sector – targets abandoned – fail
  • Inner City speed limits – fail
  • Shane Jones target practice – fail

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Geez Tedley you forgot to blame her for the measles outbreak,ebola,and the tension in the M.E!

Must be due a few wins...then.:rcf-laughing:

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2 hours ago, flockofewes2 said:

Geez Tedley you forgot to blame her for the measles outbreak,ebola,and the tension in the M.E!

Must be due a few wins...then.:rcf-laughing:

 And that's not mentioning she didn't know what GDP was  -  another FAIL!!  

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21 minutes ago, shodsie said:

ted........

what did you think of national supporting putting this climate change hoax into law????

surely they had too let the left own this crap and fight against a climate tax???

 

the Natz do not have principles...they go with votes to gain power...they call it pragmatism.

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15 minutes ago, shodsie said:

ted........

what did you think of national supporting putting this climate change hoax into law????

surely they had too let the left own this crap and fight against a climate tax???

 

I'll have a go at that , brilliant move by the Nat's . They have reserved the right to alter the laws so pretty meaningless and better yet the farming leaders have turned this back on cindy and asked her to supply them with the technology to cut emissions . This will cost the govt not farmers  plenty in R&D .

Better yet the minimal amount farmers are contributing will be a bonanza for marketing purposes and cindy wins on a personal level as well , this will get her a job at the UN when she is tossed out in 12 months time , the rest of her government will be unemployable .

Climate change is bullshit , we are measuring natural occurrence , the climate has always changed but for selling our product internationally we have to put on a show , that's the unfortunate reality . 

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Hard to imagine there is any value in this for paying diners , she won't be around for much longer . Another two faced move .

"" Labour is charging wealthy business figures $1500-a-head to lunch with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at its annual conference later this month.

The event mirrors the 'cash-for-access' Cabinet Club scandal which engulfed the National government in 2014.

Labour, the Greens and NZ First slammed  National for selling democracy when the party encouraged supporters to give donations of up to $10,000 in order to rub shoulders with senior ministers. ""

 

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26 minutes ago, tripple alliance said:

Hard to imagine there is any value in this for paying diners , she won't be around for much longer . Another two faced move .

"" Labour is charging wealthy business figures $1500-a-head to lunch with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at its annual conference later this month.

The event mirrors the 'cash-for-access' Cabinet Club scandal which engulfed the National government in 2014.

Labour, the Greens and NZ First slammed  National for selling democracy when the party encouraged supporters to give donations of up to $10,000 in order to rub shoulders with senior ministers. ""

 

Surely, $15 a head would be more attractive? $1500 seems like “overs” to me and should be avoided! 

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2 hours ago, 6xes said:

an interesting individual, a man in search of his dreams!!!

Being USED by the greens which will create another  rift between the greens and NZF with cindy stuck in the middle trying not to upset the Ausses .  This guy will be USED by Dutton to show these refugees/que jumpers can't be trusted .

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45 minutes ago, tripple alliance said:

Being USED by the greens which will create another  rift between the greens and NZF with cindy stuck in the middle trying not to upset the Ausses .  This guy will be USED by Dutton to show these refugees/que jumpers can't be trusted .

If Boochani  should decide to seek asylum here in NZ.. it is his perogative

he would have to go through all the same processes as other asylum seekers

The fact that Goriz was pictured with him... would suggest she supports asylum seekers (which is not a bad thing)

to assume he would be used... is dependant on if the Asylum processes are done in accordance with policy... to make assumptions before that takes place is silly!!

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25 minutes ago, 6xes said:

If Boochani  should decide to seek asylum here in NZ.. it is his perogative

he would have to go through all the same processes as other asylum seekers

The fact that Goriz was pictured with him... would suggest she supports asylum seekers (which is not a bad thing)

to assume he would be used... is dependant on if the Asylum processes are done in accordance with policy... to make assumptions before that takes place is silly!!

Bullshit.  NZ is seen as a soft touch, thanks to Ardern and the Greens....and will further upset the Australians.....who are already sick and tired of these amateurs telling them what to do.

 

3 hours ago, Trump said:

Surely, $15 a head would be more attractive? $1500 seems like “overs” to me and should be avoided! 

"More money than sense" comes to mind for anyone stupid enough to pay that. Unless you are desperate for fashion and baby tips.....:rolleyes:

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6 minutes ago, Ohokaman said:

Bullshit.  NZ is seen as a soft touch, thanks to Ardern and the Greens....and will further upset the Australians.....who are already sick and tired of these amateurs telling them what to do.

what on earth are you rambling about Ohaka??

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3 hours ago, crustyngrizzly said:

I read where the Govt are going to pass a law early 2020 limiting rental increases on residential properties to once a year.

This seems so easy to get around surely they didn't think this thru.

That's right and more . This is an attempt to some how excuse themselves from their hopeless  housing policy , kiwi build a wasted 2 years and everything is now worse for renters and the less well off . The only way to improve renters situations is to BUILD MORE HOUSES .

Another shocker tonight , Doctors in Northland have been forced to close their books , no new patients ,  they are struggling to cope with the patients they have leaving many people , children included without a Doctor , this government , collection of losers is really letting people in need down , they are all worse off thanks to cindy .

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ShipOfFools-1068x797.jpgBy Suze

Ardern is Not up to Speed

Sir Elton John was asked if he could be any woman alive today, who would he be?

“John answered: “It’s hard to pick someone from today, because there are so many candidates, but I think I’d choose Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand. She’s one of the few politicians that I respect and love – she’s got dignity and she’s humane. I think she’s doing a brilliant job.”

John isn’t the first celebrity name to praise the prime minister. Ardern attracted admiration from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Russell Crowe for her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.”

Stuff

Hollywood A-listers adore Ardern because she surpassed them at their own game of subterfuge. She is the epitome of the worldwide notoriety that they aspire to, and she achieved it by simply donning a head scarf and becoming the face of “world peace”. Naturally, A-Listers drooled.

Oh, the irony of political correctness pushing the Miss World Beauty Pageant off the world stage only to replace it with a politician doing the very same thing, granted Ardern wears more clothing.

Actors are chameleons, their success built on sham and trickery. Rocketman aspires to be Ardern because, in one fell swoop, she leapt ahead of Hollywood wannabes in the publicity stakes.

Naturally, Hollywood celebrities are not usually up to running a country, but neither is our celebrity PTPM. Non-delivery on promises and failure to perform eventually bites her at the polls. Diehard Labour voters will never abandon their princess, but there is only so much neglect even the most disinterested voter can stomach. The decline in Ardern’s popularity began last month when she took a tumble in the polls, dropping over nine points in the Newshub-Reid Research Poll. Note in Boondecker’s photoshop ‘Ship of Fools’ – shrunken ex punters awkwardly disembarking “let me out of here, anyway, anyhow!”

ShipOfFools-630x470.jpg “Ship of Fools” Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker

In reality, Ardern is little more than the carved figurehead on the prow of the old sailboat of yesteryear, decorative but completely useless at keeping the boat moving. The whole point of a boat is to go somewhere but Ardern bungles the navigation and abandons it in favour of the more comfortable figurehead role.

The carved figurehead was designed to bring good luck to the sailors and ward off evil spirits. There is a parallel between Ardern’s government and the superstitious sailors of yesteryear in that both are fearful of something that doesn’t actually exist, although they would like you to think otherwise. With sailors of old, it was the mythical sea monster and with the CoL it is climate change. There is an element of truth in each myth. A sea monster is a large whale able to sink the boat, and climate change is climate on a daily basis with the capability of sinking civilization. Irrational fear blown out of all proportion is superstition.

Adherence to the climate change myth is a step back to the dark ages. Ardern regularly bangs on about her “modern” approach but contradicts herself by imposing heavy-handed, controlling dictates. Fortunately for us, facts always trump superstition in the end. Patience, friends, patience.

Due to her fixation with appearance at the expense of managing the day to day minutiae of governance, she is inclined to drop the ball. On Monday night Newshub reported that Ardern intends to regulate social media, (God help us), and that the Minister of Internal Affairs has already begun the work. 

Says Ardern: “What we are looking for here is just consistency, moving into the modern era, making sure our legislation’s up to date, aah, and that’s an area Minister Tracy Martin’s been working on” and “Minister Martin’s been doing some thinking and some work.” Blah, blah, blah.

Unfortunately for Ardern, Tracy Martin had not been doing any such thing, and immediately refuted Ardern’s claim saying “I’m not working in that space” and “It’s still a conversation to be had”. Even Ardern’s talk is unconvincing and meaningless without supporting action, but fortunately for us this is a welcome, albeit temporary, lifesaver. There is a silver lining to her inaction!

Ardern does not know what her government is doing because she does not pay attention. She cannot possibly be up to speed when her biggest chunk of time is spent in meetings, followed by time spent with the media, including photo shoots for glossy overseas magazines.

“Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has released her diary as part of the coalition government’s promise of more transparency, showing what she does in her “ministerial” capacity.

And the first thing to note is that if you want to be Prime Minister, you don’t want to be afraid of meetings or the media.

According to the data released, Ardern spends 19 hours a week at diaried appointments; a third of those are meetings and a quarter are media interviews with outlets here and overseas.

By comparison, what we’ve called governance – cabinet meetings, Question Time in parliament and the like – amounts for just three percent of her time.

About 22 percent of her appointment time – or about four hours a week – is spent giving speeches or making public appearances.”

Radio NZ

Working on her public profile is Ardern’s bread and butter. Keeping the government accountable and on track is not. “Isn’t that what you have minions for?” she might as well ask. But if Ardern is not running the country, then who is? 

 

 

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Proof of absolute failure , cindy and her bunch of no hopers are a disaster for the less well off .

'' In 1991 times were tough in Southland. About 1400 jobs were gone with the closure of the Ocean Beach meat plant and the economy was declining rapidly.

At this time the Southland Food Bank was formed.   ""

No meat works closures today BUT .

"" About 865 food parcels were provided from January to October in 2019, compared to 726 for the same 10 months in 2018. In 2014, it was 684.

Hikes in rent, power bills and people struggling with medical bills was making it tough for those on low incomes or benefits, Maynard says.""

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