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Oopsie. Imagine if pakeha had done this?

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Two senior iwi members have admitted to driving bulldozers through part of an historic Marlborough pā site to extend their vineyard.

Father and son duo Phillip and Haysley MacDonald, who own Te Pā Family Vineyards Limited, claim they weren’t aware of the Heritage-listed site before they demolished it.

Apart from the fact they claim to have been connected to the land for 800 years, and the place is called Te Pa. Read more »

Hope Paula Bennett is proud as vigilantes damage private property

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Really.  A minister of the crown should not be creating the conditions for the public to feel confident enough to harass tourists and damage their hired vehicles.  It’s shameful.

First it was the classification office and now it appears a West Coast vigilante has taken exception to Wicked Campers controversial slogans. Read more »

Come on Timaru, is this for real?

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Eels are actually quite an interesting part of our culture.  Lots of people have their eeling story.  But nothing like this.

Police are investigating after eels were used in a bizarre attack on a Timaru property.

Sergeant Greg Sutherland, of Timaru, said police were called to a Collins St house about 11.20pm on Sunday and found several of the slimy creatures lying on the lawn. Read more »

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They gave their lives so our feral offspring can vandalise their memorials

via Hawkes Bay Today

via Hawkes Bay Today

Just over a week ago Taradale RSA president Peter Grant proudly helped oversee the placing of 66 memorial crosses as part of the Spirit of Anzac celebrations, which were being staged at the Taradale War Memorial grounds.

Yesterday he was back at the site, but for all the wrong reasons.

Vandals had targeted the crosses which were set up as a Field of Remembrance for serviceman from the Taradale district who died at war.

“About half of them had been pulled out and left lying across the ground and several had the cross spars broken off – it is just so disappointing,” Mr Grant said.

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Hands up who wants to take public transport?

No matter how hard Auckland Council tries to peddle trains as a solution for all – they aren’t.

There are plenty of reasons why. For example most of Auckland is nowhere near a train line because there are only three strands. And the trains go to places that most Aucklanders don’t work.

But trains are also a transport mode used heavily by scumbags. Lowlife thieves, fare dodgers and vandals who graffiti the inside like it’s a dodgy toilet block.

That’s hardly a surprise and it says that the trains are totally unsafe places to be.

Auckland Transport and police are discussing possible live video feeds from the city’s new electric trains to combat soaring vandalism.

A monthly repair bill of about $50,000 is triggering a review of how on-board CCTV cameras can be used more effectively.   Read more »

What sort of scumbag defaces a charity’s billboard to make a political point?

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Key Derangement Syndrome is strong in the scumbag who defaced a charity’s billboard in order to make some sort of spurious political point.

A Heart Foundation billboard in Hamilton has been defaced in political protest.

The billboard aimed at raising awareness of heart disease as ‘New Zealand’s biggest killer’ was erected on Commerce St, Frankton in early February.

Yesterday the foundation was informed by a member of the public the blackened out image of a man representing the disease as a ‘serial killer’ had been replaced with a sketch of the Prime Minister John Key’s face.

Heart Foundation head of marketing Vanessa Winning said foundation employees and volunteers are upset the billboard has been used for political protest.

“It’s really disappointing that a charity is being targeted to score political points. I find it unthinkable that someone would vandalise our billboard, and consequently mock a seriously crippling disease, just to make a political statement.”    Read more »

Coincidence?

This photo is one of 9 West Auckland hoarding sites I saw, and the picture is the same.

All / most other Party signs down, Green Party sign untouched.

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The only logical explanation is a band of National voters trying to make the Greens look bad.  Right?   Read more »

Labour MP sees nothing wrong here [POLL]

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I’ll leave the commenting to you on this one.  I can’t think of anything constructive to say.   Read more »

Sam Lotu-Iiga on hoarding vandalism

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We had another really rewarding day campaigning in Maungakiekie today. We spent most of our time in Mt Wellington where we met a wide range of people. These included labourers, teachers, nurses, students, job seekers and small business owners. What was fascinating were the stories of struggle, tragedy, success, redemption, love and hope. 

Awww, isn’t that nice.   But wait… there’s a twist:

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This is the nastiest election ever, will the left wing leaders speak against it?

Anti-semitic vandalism in Mt Albert

Anti-semitic vandalism in Mt Albert

I have been involved in New Zealand elections right back as far as 1981.

I have had some input into all of those elections from a grassroots level, to back room operations to media.

Back in 1981, 84, 87, and 90 I was largely involved around the Eden electorate, one of the most politically active electorates in the country.

Elections were hard fought. I learned my heckling skills in the halls of Eden electorate and copped a fair few hidings with union thugs outside afterwards.

I was well versed in the the real rough and tumble of elections.

Back then though sign graffiti was one of two things…it was either humorous or it was just wanton vandalism. At one stage in 1984 signs were going up along Gillies Avenue and other arterial routes that were nailed to the wooden lamp posts and power poles that were on ply with a simple black and white text sign of a3 size that said simply “Good Night Aussie”…a play on the then take off of ‘The Waltons‘  on ‘McPhail & Gadsby‘.

We went around in teams with glue and paper changes so over night the signs were changed to “Good Luck Aussie”. We fought a long running battle over those signs but it was always in good humour.

In all my years of political campaigning though I have never seen the filth that is being spewed forth on signs now.   Read more »