A rare political alignment, only seen once every three years

photo: whaleoil.co.nz

photo: whaleoil.co.nz

An independent mayor coincidentally has exactly the same policies as the Labour Party.  Is endorsed by the Labour Party.  And is working closely together with the Labour Party.

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff says he wants new measures to discourage land-banking, such as tighter time limits on development approvals and consents.

Unveiling his housing policy at an event in West Auckland today, he said he would urge the government to ban foreign investors from buying existing homes.

It came as the average house price in Auckland was set to smash through the $1 million mark next month. Read more »

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“It’s optional but once you have your period you have to cover yourself”

It is right there in black and white in the New Zealand article. All the cow excrement the left- wingers parrot about it being a Muslim woman’s choice is exposed as being Taqiyya.The woman interviewed likes swimming but couldn’t swim unless she had access to a burkini.

“I had a problem – I like to go swimming, but I can’t. There was nothing available for me, so I thought other people might have the same problem.”

Merissa Santoso has lived here for about five years. A keen swimmer, she sought to buy a burkini – modest women’s swimwear covering the head and body – to wear in public.

Modest swimwear is available but what she is describing is not modest it is restrictive. Here are some examples of Western modest swimwear. They cover the bits of the body we consider to be sexual and allow the swimmer to soak up vitamin D on her arms and legs and to enjoy the feel of the water on her skin and through her hair.d_2170

Modest swimwear in Western society

Modest swimwear in Western society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who want more sun protection, we have swimsuits like this one.

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NZ Herald start their own #brownlivesmatter movement

Some toe rags in Mangere were being enough of a nuisance for a local to call the police on them.  The interaction with the police was recorded, carefully edited and put on social media.

Enter the Herald:

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Note that whoever reported on this didn’t have the courage to put his or her name on it.

A police officer has been captured apparently pushing a teenager off his bike and up against a fence in a video that’s going viral on Facebook.

The clip shows a group of teenagers walking along the footpath in Mangere with a couple of the group on bikes with large speakers when a marked police car pulls over.

Two officers get out of the car, approach one of the teens on the bikes and one officer pushes him off, knocking the bike to the ground.

The uniformed officer then pushes the teen up against a chain-mail fence while his friends ask whether the one holding the phone is recording.

“It’s recording, it’s recording.” Read more »

NZ Seniors Party

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Arts, Travel & Lifestyle blogger David Farrar has gone back to one of his old strong suits, being a very capable policy wonk, with an interesting post on the NZ Seniors Party, and their policy aspirations.
He comments about the justification of the Seniors Party policy platform on Superannuation, making some sensible points that those into policy will enjoy contemplating. At Whaleoil we aren’t policy wonks because we love campaigning too much to get into policy, and any new party invites robust discussion between the Whaleoil team. New parties come along all the time, and so we look at them sceptically, as most of them don’t make it.

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Andrew Little turns 5 today

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Mr Little had a quiet day in public on Sunday.  Nothing on Facebook, no Labour press releases and just one tweet:  Read more »

Princess Nanaia Mahuta not dumping Labour for Maori party… yet

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Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta is leaving the question of her own future open and doesn’t think the Maori KingTuheiti’s rejection of the Labour Party will have an impact.

Last weekend at celebrations at Turangawaewae marae in his honour King Tuheiti spoke positively about the Maori Party and Mana Party leader Hone Harawira and said he would not be voting for Labour again.

Ms Mahuta told TVNZ’s Marae program on Sunday “it was a statement made by an individual albeit the king”.

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Judges the key to keeping child sex offenders out of your street

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The Minister of Corrections , Judith Collins, says Public Protection Orders should be used more by the courts to keep sex offenders away from potential victims in the community.

Speaking to Jessica Mutch on TV One’s Q+A programme, Mrs Collins said that in cases such as one publicised today, where a young mother of three has a sex offender living behind her house in Mangere, Corrections tried to get a Public Protection Order for him, but the High Court felt he did not meet the criteria. Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.

Face of the Day

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EMERGENCY

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

CRISIS HAS BEEN UPGRADED

WE ARE EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

Labour have changed the Housing crisis to a Housing emergency.  Take that, National.

Mr Twyford was responding to a story by One News political reporter Katie Bradford, looking a[t] growing homelessness problem in the tourism hotspot of Taupo, as well as international news reports about New Zealand homelessness in the likes of The Guardian and Al Jazeera. Read more »