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It’s never a good look for a company to ignore solutions to problems handed to them on a plate – especially from a person they said was a poor parent. But that’s what’s happened.
Big Booze company Independent Liquor copped it in the slats for selling its Red Square Vodka online to kids via it solely owned The Mill outlet. The Mill’s GM Bevan Seddon told Gavin Holmes that as a parent, he should be responsible for his lying son. Nice work Bevan.
But Gavin Holmes wasn’t done with Independent Liquor. He has come back and thrown the cat among the pigeons by asking them why they don’t adopt a Department of Internal Affairs Initiative to stop kids buying booze online. Read more »
I am on the Huddle again tonight with Josie Pagani. Tim Dower is sitting in for Larry Williams.
We will be talking about.
So we’ve got Minto moaning about being left out of the delegation to pay their respects to Mandela – what a cry baby. He’s an embarrassment. Read more »
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Days: Monday 16th December – Tuesday 24 December. Time: 9am-3pm. Ages: 3 -12 years. The days include Multisports, Soccer and two days of Army Boot Camp Training! Read more »
As a fan of the outdoors and hunting, one group of people polar opposite to me are loopy Vegans. At the extreme edge are even loopier vegansexuals.
Hans Kriek porned himself in-front of the Primary Production Select Committee last week, deeply concerned over the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill.
You may know Hans Kriek from the nutter animal welfare activist group SAFE. He now wants the Government to start a Commissioner for Animals.
To cut a long story short, Kriek essentially wants equal rights for all animals. Perhaps he wants to give them all a name as well, particularly those sows and chickens popping out eggs all day.
Good ole Eric Roy asked Kriek about wild pigs and how they could be hunted without dogs – a near on impossible task in my view. Kriek fell into that one, calling for an expert committee to be set up to find ways to hunt control wild pigs because he thought hunting pigs with dogs was cruel. Eric Roy told them to HTFU, telling them that was a principle without substance. Read more »
Apparently poverty has increased in New Zealand as the bludgers advocates release their annual whinge about poverty. Their stats reckon that 1 in 4 children live in poverty.
Peter Cresswell explains why their measure is complete rubbish.
Poverty instead is measured today in relative terms, being defined by advocates as living in a family with less than 60% of the median household income. The median, of course, is the middle figure in any list of numbers. So by the definition chosen by poverty advocates, these poor will always be with us.
As of June, 2013, the median monthly household income from all sources increased by 4.1 percent since the previous year, to $5,884, or $70,616. So the line of “relative poverty” is set by advocates at a household income from all sources of less than $3,530 per month, or $814 per week.
To be brutally frank, this is not poverty, and the advocates for this cause do themselves no favours by adopting this ruse. Read more »