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Killer Cow training cell located

Our spies constantly comb the Internet for signs of adverse Cow intelligence.  And we found some yesterday:

Electric fences doesn't stop them

Electric fences doesn’t stop them

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Mongrel mongrel cow.

There’s always That One cow.. This is The One…   Read more »

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Another threat in Gaza exposed

Sometimes I visit the Political section of the Trademe message board to see what people are talking about.

Today I was astounded to find out about a new threat in Gaza.

 

Hummus, be afraid be very afraid....

Hummus, be afraid be very afraid….

So what do people think about this new threat?   Read more »

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More good news

No matter how hard Labour tries to trash talk eh New Zealand economy, all indicators are showing the economy is recovering fast.

All regions across the country recorded growth in the number of jobs advertised on Trade Me Jobs according to an analysis of listings onsite in the April-June quarter.

Head of Trade Me Jobs, Peter Osborne, said the number of job listings nationwide was up 19% on the same period in 2013, continuing the healthy job market trend evident since the September quarter. “Growth in listings has been very strong, despite the potential handbrake effect of the unusual combination of Easter and Anzac Day holidays in March, and a Budget that had a cooling effect on the number of jobs advertised in May.”

Mr Osborne said most advertisers were upbeat. “We’re hearing plenty of optimistic reports from recruiters and employers, and the majority are planning to keep on hiring too.”

He said improved economic and employment opportunities in New Zealand also contributed to the lowest ever level of migration to Australia in May. “Kiwis are increasingly likely to stay in New Zealand which is good news for NZ Inc, and is also complemented by returning expats who have noticed things on the improve back here in New Zealand.”  Read more »

Public Service Notice: Charity Auction supporting Women’s Refuge for Mother’s Day

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Auckland Market Flowers have a charity auction at Trademe with proceeds going towards the Women’s Refuge.

This auction is for a $100 bouquet from Market Flowers Auckland delivered to Mum every month for 12 months (The first delivery being Mother’s Day this Sunday). All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Women’s Refuge to support the truly great work that they do.

This Mother’s Day, give Mum something a little bit different and extra special that she can enjoy for the whole year, make her smile each month with a beautiful bouquet of seasonal flowers, carefully crafted by our senior florist.

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It’s a good cause, bid away at the auction and score some massive brownie points from the missus at the same time.

 

Is Labour politicising citizenship ceremonies?

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A reader drew my attention to this comment on the Trademe message boards.

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The Most Boring Millionaire in New Zealand

Surely this is now a tie between Sam and Gareth Morgan.

Rod Drury has made more money for Sam Morgan than Sam made for himself.  We know because Sam told us so.

Sam, who still drives a Volkswagen Golf, has about 20 projects on the go in the developing world, mostly focused on alleviating poverty.

His father shares his taste for simple cars, driving a Toyota Yaris.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….

If you are going to be rich and drive a boring car then really the money is wasted on you. I view fast expensive cars as a positive externality and it is every stinking rich person’s duty to own and drive around as many as possible so we can see them on the streets.

“Most of life I think doesn’t really change, but anything to do with money . . . you sort of need to recognise that you don’t have the same level of problems as ordinary people do with mortgages and affording a holiday once a year or whatever, those become non-problems.

“But everything else is pretty much the same, you know. The dishwasher still doesn’t empty itself.”          Read more »

No poofters!

Matt Ford Contracting Ltd are on the hunt for some decent staff!

But they’re sick and tired of having their time wasted:

In previous ads we seem to get plenty of people that can’t read properly or have grossly warped opinions of themselves (and or) their abilites.

In an ad when we state things we want – that’s what we want. eg, if we say you need to be very fit, honest, reliable, and trustworthy we mean exactly that not fat, unfit, dishonest, unreliable and untrustworthy Pretty Simple really!

With this in mind read on or go read the womans weekly.

We are an agricultral spraying operation situated in North Canterbury and operate from Mid Canterbury to Marlbrough.

Our business is based on getting the job done quickly, efficently and completed to a very high standard i.e. Old School.

The job is best suited to the classic “get down to business Kiwi bloke” not the “pot smoking, drop kick, wissy teenage Kiwi joke”.   Read more »

Last Chance for Valentine’s Day Charity Auction

More than 10,000 people have viewed the auction. The auction closes tonight at 7:30pm.

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Each week in New Zealand, 12 babies are born with broken hearts. This Valentine’s Day, you can help these little hearts, while sharing your own with the one you love, through this amazing charity auction!

It’s the $1k charity bouquet, 10 Dozen (120) premium grade NZ red roses that’s going, going, gone, starting at only a dollar reserve.

This exquisite bouquet (incl. Auckland delivery) is being donated by Market Flowers Auckland with all the proceeds from the auction going to @Heart, a wonderful organisation who focuses on those who are living with a childhood heart condition that has existed from conception or as a result of rheumatic fever, cardiomyopathy, or Kawasaki disease.

Childhood heart conditions hits close to home for a number of our staff here at Market Flowers Auckland which is why we’re all looking forward to raising as much money for @Heart as we can.  Read more »

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I knew nuffink, I was just providing storage…bullshit

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

Billy Big Steps should get used to wearing orange

This is the standard defence of Kim Dotcom from his apologists and publicists and biographers…it goes something like this.

He is not storing the files, he is providing space with a set of rules to be used. The users of that space have a choice to follow the rules or not and store legitimate data or store illegal files etc.

He receives take down notices and acts on them. What else is he supposed to do?

Would you like Google to shut down as well?

Followed by this:

What do you mean by theft and copyright infringement? Do you also wish for the owners of YouTube to be lynched for providing a medium of copyright infringement? Or are you referring to the false accusations of years ago? About the trial that the US has delayed numerous times, assumingly because they have no real evidence against him after illegally stealing his property under no warrant after bribing Key? Again, I can tell your hearts are in the right place, but your government is the true enemy of the people. NZ, US, wherever. They’re all tyrannies, US especially.   Read more »

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Buy Online or Buy Here…your choice

I need a new water bladder and cleaning  kit for my pack so I thought I’d check it out and see what prices were out there.

Here are my choices:

Trademe – NZ seller, buy online: Cost $69.95 for bladder, $44.95 for cleaning kit, Total cost = $114.90, shipping free

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Bivouac – NZ Seller, buy online, Cost $69.90 for bladder, $39.90 for cleaning kit. Total cost = $109.80, plus shipping

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