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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

 

Jerry Collins has got nothing on Larry Izzo. (source)

 

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Making it look easy

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Threading the needle

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Daily Roundup

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The Telegraph trying to help Kim with his own body challenges.

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The cause against Lycra-clad road lice has gone off-Whaleoil

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And they say that my influence is next to zero after Dirty Politics.  Pah!

Administrators of a Facebook page titled NZ Drivers against idiot cyclists deny their site is a “hate page” and say they are trying to control comments with death threats against cyclists.

The page has alarmed Dunedin cycling mum Lara Hearn-Rollo who thinks it should be shut down.

I don’t agree, so you must be silenced!   sigh.

After Charlie Hebdo, people still don’t ‘get it’, do they?   Read more »

Why are the Aussies surprised at their snubbing in Fiji?

It seems the Aussies are still up to their old tricks.

This morning’s Fiji Sun has a story which may give us an insight as to what awaits NZ and how we will handle what is likely to be the same treatment at  the Waitangi Day celebrations next week in Suva.

Top Government and Judiciary members conspicuously stayed away from the Australia Day celebrations in Suva last night.

It underscored continuing concerns in Suva over attitudes of Australian diplomats here, including High Commissioner Margaret Twomey, well informed sources said.

Among those not at the high commission’s function were Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Chief Justice Anthony Gates.

All were invited and all were in town.

It came at the end of a day when Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had warmly praised Fiji in a message published only by the Fiji Sun. But in marked contrast High Commissioner Twomey same time barely mentioned Fiji in a message published by both daily newspapers.

This reemphasised concerns of a chasm in attitude towards Fiji. This is between the warmth of Ms Bishop – potentially Australia’s next Prime Minister – and hardline bureaucrats and diplomats working in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

These are the people who drove the now widely discredited failed Australian policy of trying to isolate Fiji.   Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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It’s not Monday(!) and I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with corporate shill Matthew Hooton.  I’ll be discussing things from the right, and Matthew will discuss it from a perspective he’s being asked to provide by someone, unless he’s off the clock.

Our topics will be:

  • Social housing policy.  How this will make much difference at all?  None of it feels like it’s going to make a big difference to either the renters or the taxpayers.  Housing New Zealand will remain the country’s largest land lord.
  • Andrew Little saving the country through small business.  Does small business a: needs saving or b: will save Labour from their slide south in the polls?  Not a lot of vote changing ideas from the new leader.
  • The Eleanor Catton outburst and tantrum at not being worshipped enough in NZ.  Who appointed her as an ambassador?  Did she appoint herself?   Typical nasty Green Party holier than thou type who believes she knows what everyone needs.  Should Canada claim her back?

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

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