We need a prison for stupid people


A recidivist offender with 22 prison terms to his name was feared to have driven close to 300km while drunk at the wheel of a stolen van – earning himself yet another stretch inside.

Judge Chris Sygrove said it was apparent Christopher Bryan Woodcock’s struggles with alcohol abuse and self-control were a “common thread” throughout his offending.  Read more »

Phil Goff is an independent candidate


The left-leaning political ticket for Central Auckland, City Vision holds two seats on the council as well as majorities on several local boards.

A coalition of Labour, the Greens and others in the central suburbs, it is backing Phil Goff for the mayoralty.

Its launch focused on what it said were a balance of major issues in the city. Read more »

Munich shooter’s final recorded conversation

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Munich shooter

From news.com.au

Witness: “You f***ing a**ehole you …”

Shooter: “Because of you I was bullied for seven years”.

Witness: “You w**ker you. You’re a w**ker.”

Shooter: ” … and now I have to buy a gun to shoot you.”

Witness: “A gun – f*** off your head isn’t on right.”

Shooter: “F***ing Turks!”

Witness: “F***ing foreigners.”

Shooter: “I am German.”

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Why has Newshub not named the slum landlord and the agent?

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generic garage

An Auckland property agent must pay back more than $30,000 in rent – after it was found tenants were living in an illegally converted garage.

Open the gates into what the tenants describe as a nightmare and you’ll find black mould, dodgy gas fittings and rats in the walls.

But for Jordan and her partner the unconsented garage was home – for nearly two years.

“We felt trapped – we, we felt like we couldn’t do anything,” she said.

The fear of Auckland’s housing crisis pushed them into taking the first thing that came up.

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


From teenage refugee’s axe attack on German train passengers to the Munich massacre – her grand immigration plan isn’t looking so grand these days.

The Germans have no true idea of the type of people who were allowed into their country as a result of their leader Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s doors wide during the biggest migration crisis in Europe since World War II.

Certainly, the German Chancellor’s highly controversial move provoked a headlong rush, not only from terror-ridden Syria but from the rest of the troubled Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the Balkans, too. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

apostolate (noun) – 1. The office, duties, or mission of an apostle.
2. An association of individuals for the dissemination of a religion or doctrine.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin apostolatus, from apostulus

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 23

2If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat;

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