Whaleoil General Debate

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Face of the Day


Otaki have new Labour candidate in Rob McCann,  Rob has a family, Jo and two boys.  Labour are clearly trying to shake of the bad luck that the previous Labour MP for Otaki brought to the place – yes, we’re talking about none other than Darren “Swiss Ball” Hughes.

Eddie Dickson, Chair of the Otaki Labour Electorate Committee, said: “I am delighted that Rob will once again be our candidate for Otaki. He has extensive community links and will be an excellent advocate for the region as MP for Otaki.

“We are gearing up to run a strong campaign in 2017 and planning is already well advanced.” Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

mesmerism (noun) – 1. A strong or spellbinding appeal; fascination.
2. Hypnotic induction believed to involve animal magnetism.
3. Hypnotism.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Hypnotism,” 1802, from French mesmérisme, named for Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), Austrian physician who developed a theory of animal magnetism and a mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotise another.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 30

3I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One.

Tuesday nightCap

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Who am I?

Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Proof dogs have at least two lives

Homelessness: solved!

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