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  • Meanwhile in the Waikato…..

  • cambridge01

    Just read some Andrea Vance rubbish on Stuff about JK, what makes that woman tick?

    • 1951

      You should know better than to do that before dinner. There is nothing that could put you off good tucker more than the expressions from the deluded ones.

    • Pluto

      A socialist heart, desperately seeking relevance.

      • johnbronkhorst

        You can’t use those two words in the same sentence ….socialist and heart.

      • johnbronkhorst

        or to rearrange:
        Socialist relevance: desperately seeking a heart?
        or
        A heart, desperately seeking socialist relevance?

    • Revenge. There will be more to come.

      Like Fisher, she bites hands that feed her, and then gets all uppity when the facts of life are explained.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Time for a bad joke?
      ….what makes that woman tick?
      The moon!!!
      Luna…tic!!!

    • darren breen

      i thought it was rainbows and puppy kisses ;]

  • Gaynor

    Why on earth has tv1 sent Simon to Sydney? There was a perfectly good reporter there yesterday. He isn’t achieving anything.

  • Chris EM

    I’d just like to thank WhaleOil for the live updates and coverage yesterday. I visited News.com.au a couple of times, but learnt nothing more there than I got from this site. I didn’t have to visit the NZ msm at all. Thank you and well done.

    • 1951

      ,,,and he may be intoxicated with jet-lag juice but an noble performance by Lab Tested.

    • Greg M

      Me too Chris. This site had the most up to date updates, and the best comment and opinions of any news source. Well done indeed.

  • DemocKot

    For Russel Norman and fellow traveller’s, Send President Putin a protest about this surveillance which is being stepped up in Russia, the country that Edward Snowden fled to because it did not spy on its own people ….

    Link (In russian here) here: http://rublacklist.net/8827/

    Some relevant parts in English:
    Usernames for email, vKontakte, and other СМИ services
    email address
    Telephone numbers (if browsing from a mobile device)
    MAC address of the device connecting (your router or computer’s hardware address)
    Physical address (street+apartment number, etc.) of the connection
    IP address of the user
    Server IP address, port and protocol of each connection you make

    URL of any website you visit

  • LabTested

    There is a new Mad Max movie – Fury Road. The trailer makes it look like it could be a remake of ‘The Road Warrior’ but apparently it is not. I’m not sold by the Trailer, but hey – Mad Max, must see it.

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Might have to watch the whole trilogy again to prime for this (just because), but Road Warrior is the only one actually worth watching IMO.

      Here’s another one that looks interesting…

      • LabTested

        This is showing in europe atm. It had good reviews. However I didn’t get to see it as I was low on Brownie Points so had to go to a chick flick instead to top up.

        • Whafe

          I didn’t have time with in Europe last week, but heard some good reviews on it.. Looking forward to seeing it…
          Only watched 13 movies there and back to Europe on the plane ;)

          • LabTested

            Hows the shoulder? I though you were mad riding at that time of year. Slippery roads, bad light, stressed drivers? My bike has been put to beddie byes for the european winter

          • Whafe

            Shoulder is pretty sore, met with the specialist yesterday, just need to wait now for things to settle down. Can go ahead with normal activities, he did stress, don’t fall off again….
            Mad is being polite about me on a bike…. LOL
            Missing Germany already, the MSM scare me in NZ… Be the same in Germany, but can’t read the rags… LOL

        • Isherman

          Going to see this tomorrow night with a bit of luck, I was surprised to find it still playing this week at the cinema, thought I’d missed it.

  • yossarian

    Why would Andrea Vance and so-called security expert Paul Buchanan criticise John Key for saying that we have in New Zealand people as deranged as the Sydney nutter who are attracted to the messages sent by ISIL and others of their ilk? Are they anti everything that Key says and does? What in Key’s statement – only a small and slanted excerpt of which was shown on Prime news – could any reasonable person take issue with? Buchanan we can probably ignore because after all he’s only an “expert” and not a “journalist”‘ but for Vance it can only be a delusional hatred of either Key personally or his Government (maybe both?). She writes the kind of stuff you expect to read on the Standard.

    • Carl

      One form the US the other British, if they don’t like it here GO HOME>
      Edit; spelling.

    • Chris EM

      No reasonable person would have an issue with Key’s statement.

      • yossarian

        Chris, what is the car in your avatar? Looks like a lowered Jag, but what year with the two different sized lights? Is it yours? What engine do you have in it? I always fancied a classic Jag myself.

        • Nige.

          s types are cheap at the moment. look at that for a cheap luxury car. Go on. Treat yourself.

          http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/jaguar/auction-820256846.htm

          • Chris EM

            That is cheap, must be something wrong with it.

          • yossarian

            You do realise that most of it is Ford Mondeo don’t you?

          • sheppy

            That’s the X-Type, however the S-Type in the picture is a pre 03 Facelift model which will have the Ford 5 speed gearbox which has issues.
            Lovely cars when they are working well though

          • yossarian

            Also built on the same chassis as a Lincoln and Ford Thunderbird. Also if I remember correctly the 6 cylinder engine was a Ford, the V8 was Jaguar. I wish I could afford a nicely restored original S type.

          • sheppy

            Definitely much in common with the Lincoln for the pre 03 facelift cars. Later ones were redeveloped and had much less in common. The V6 was extensively redeveloped from the Ford design by Jag to the annoyance of the US engineers who created it. They even changed the sump to a more refined design. When the V8 was developed they took the newly introduced and game changing Lexus V8 and made the Jag engine lighter, more refined, more flexible with more power. Unfortunately they hit a few speed bumps on the way as did BMW with their state of the art designs at the time. I drove an XJ fitted with the 4.2 V8 for a few months and it was very good indeed

          • sheppy

            Apologies for the double reply, the first one disappeared for a while for some reason likely only known to disqus

          • sheppy

            The early cars were very similar however post 03 facelift cars were extensively redeveloped and the troublesome ford 5 speed auto box replaced with a 6 speed ZF amongst many other things

          • sheppy

            I’d pick this one though
            http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/jaguar/auction-820353808.htm

            4.2L engine which won’t have the 4.0L engines Nikosil Issues although in fairness all of them should have been fixed under warranty, then immediately check the timing chain tensioner has been replaced with the latest design before enjoying an effortless comfy cruiser that can deal with most things including morons who speed up in passing lanes.

        • Chris EM

          1976 Jaguar XJC 5.4L V12. An XJ12, but with two doors. Built by engineering firm Broadspeed for the European Touring Car Championship. John Steed from the New Avengers used to drive one on the show, that’s when I fell in love with them. Quite possibly the most beautiful car ever built. IMO. Always liked Jags, not so much the new ones, though.
          Um, actually that’s John’s car, not mine.
          I nearly bought a MK ll many years ago, but bought an Accord instead for the reliability.

          • yossarian

            Beautiful, just love the exaggerated wheel arches and the colour – British racing green. I wonder where it is now.

          • Chris EM

            I read about it a couple of years ago, it was bought by a car dealer and sat idle for twenty years, sold on, and then went off the radar.
            That’s what my dodgy memory recalls, anyway.

          • All_on_Red

            Gorgeous, these are the guys to make those old V12 Jags work like a modern car
            http://www.kwecars.com
            They do a lot of XJS’s but personally I’d want the XJ12

          • Chris EM

            Yeah, love those old XJ6s and12s. There was, maybe still is, a firm doing the same thing to MKll Jags. .. Dr someone.

          • All_on_Red

            Beechams. Based in NZ too
            http://beacham.co.nz

          • Chris EM

            That’s it! Dr Beacham.

    • Nige.

      Answer; journalists hate facts. they prefer fantasy.

    • Blue Tim

      Time that Miss Vance was deported

    • Sally

      The piece she wrote today was her opinion, not a journalistic endeavour. She well and truly nailed her colours to the post today. It would be an interesting exercise to go through the list of Press Gallery accredited journalists and put their political leanings to their name.

      • Carl

        We know where Katie Bradford’s colours are nailed to.

      • yossarian

        Most of her worst stuff is labeled “opinion”, it should come with a caution as being left wing unenlightened gibberish from somebody who professes herself to be a Press Gallery “journalist”. A woman without talent IMO.

    • Isherman

      What gets me is that he was doing a MEDIA conference, so they ask questions, or ask for comment on something, he proceeds to oblige and then she has the audacity to call his response crass politicking!, Im no doctor, but I’m pretty sure she’s got a bad case of Smalley-ism.

    • Wallace Westland

      Well actually as a rule I find it easier to ignore a journalist than an expert…unless of course it is a whiny democrat import expert I suppose.

    • Tony

      She is all you would expect from the News of the World!

  • Captain Darling

    haven’t heard much from Wussell lately, so here’s a reminder.

    • And here is Bill holding Wussels flag.

      • dgrogan

        Is Bill divining for a surplus?

        • Isherman

          And that’s the difference between WO and those nasty blogs from the ‘other’ side, they just don’t wit or humour do they..

      • Cadwallader

        I think he looks as though he’s practicing to squeeze KDC’s nipples.

  • dgrogan

    A frivolous comment [compared to Australian news today] about Christmas Cakes. If you’re buying one, I can recommend Earnest Adams’ Double-iced Rich Fruit Christmas Cake – it’s moist and full of fruit and that double icing with marzipan….yum. Sadly the one I bought today won’t make it to Christmas. Not to worry, there are more where this one came from.

    NOTE: This is not a native advertisement. ;)

  • ozbob68

    One thing to be confirmed from the Sony leaks; George Clooney stresses over box offices results and apologises to executives when he missed the mark. Trying to imagine many other Hollywood types that would do that.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2874144/George-Clooney-pulled-Sony-hack-controversy-revelation-mortified-box-office-flop.html

  • Whafe

    As we said yesterday, the MSM are into their lefty BS over the Sydney incident like fliesd on the proverbial brown steamy stuff…
    It is sickening that these people can make up the news

  • Nige.

    Has anyone found anything REALLY good for xmas? i got my 18year old boy one of these awesome swiss-tech key knifes from mitre10. very happy with it. He will love it.

    https://www.swisstechstore.com/product.php?productid=402&cat=75&page=1

    • Greg M

      Lucky you. My 18 y.o. daughter wants one of these:

      http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelhome/31/0/home.aspx

      • Nige.

        but…its not pink!

        • Greg M

          I know. I’ve had GSX-R’s since 1986, the girl has no taste :-)

          • Nige.

            Did you raise her in the country? What went wrong! Road bikes are much better ay

          • Isherman

            At least its not a pony?…

      • Damon Mudgway

        Tell ‘er she’s dreaming mate.

  • Nige.

    some Ozzy?

    • No?

      • Nige.

        You are right. I should stick to Motorhead!

        • Isherman

          Go on, tell him he was just asking for that one, lol.

    • Isherman

      No. 10..reeealy loud!

      • Greg M

        Yup, number 10 with the volume on 11. Awesome.

        • Not Clinically Insane

          Covered by a bunch of kids!

          • BW_Lord

            These guys (different kids but from the same academy) play an amazing cover of Tool’s ’46 and 2′.

          • Not Clinically Insane

            Yes. Thats even better. And its quite a few of the same kids just in different roles

    • Nechtan

      I see your Ozzie and raise you some Led Zeppelin

      • Isherman

        And I’ll go all in on Maiden

        • Wendy

          Lou Reed from me

          • Isherman

            Yep, he was a loss.

  • Sally

    If anyone belongs to neighourly.co.nz might like to rethink their involvement now that Fairfax media has bought it.

  • goat

    Excellent work with the live updates from the siege yesterday , thank you for keeping us all updated until you signed of for the night , between this site and here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2873855/Gunman-takes-hostages-cafe-Sydney.html
    the news these days is instantaneous. I know many of us take the mickey out of the cops with their 1km over the limit deal, but to see them in action trying to save people like that ,my hat goes off to them

  • john Doe

    Jack Tame on Seven Sharp. “if we were to visit a mosque we may understand people a bit more”. WHAT!. The man is an egg.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Women allowed in the mosque now, are they jack,…how progressive.

    • Isherman

      Darn it!, why didn’t someone just tell Hitler to visit a Synagogue, he might have understood them better and it all could have been cleared up amicably.

    • Disinfectant

      Couldn’t think of anything more boring.
      No booze, no great music (just mindless wailing), no laughter and no great thought provoking speeches.

    • Barnacles2

      Why don’t they visit a church, so they might understand us a bit more?

      If I was in a Muslim country i can understand visiting a mosque and following local traditions, so in a Christian country visit a church and follow the local traditions.

      • colin herbertson

        you could tell people in a muslim country to visit a church in but most of them there are none

        • I.M Bach

          And I doubt you’d get very far trying to build one.

    • Gaynor

      Gawd I get sooooooo annoyed at the news being written for 10 year olds.

    • TonyM

      A wise person once said to me there should be a minimum age for journalists and radio announcers so they have some life experience, had time to travel a bit and understand how the world really is….

    • Blue West

      Can’t help but agree. He was being righteous. The focus should be on the innocent victims of the horrific act of violence that happened just today! His timing was appalling. Thoughtless.

    • Cadwallader

      Yes: That is the level of perception and integrity which pervades the NZ msm these days. The attributes required for his “job” do not include perception beyond a glib appraisal. Tame is not alone.

  • Disinfectant

    Russian interest rates suddenly increased from 10% to 17% today.
    Apparently done to shore up the collapsing Rouble.
    Lets see whether Putin will come to accept that all the Worlds economies are intertwined with each other.

    • Isherman

      He seems to be of the opinion that as long as Europe needs his gas, and the third world needs his arms, he can play the long game and come out on top. He’s old school, Glasnost and Perestroika are just rude words to him, and he genuinely believes that his is the moral high ground with former soviet states now becoming NATO members right on his doorstep. It will be interesting to watch what happens if the Rouble continues to fall in spite of artificial interest rates rises..watch inflation in the internal economy start to play havoc.

      • All_on_Red

        The Chinese want all their gas/oil and is pouring money into pipelines, railways and other infrastructure. Jobs, jobs jobs.They are sharing weapons research and manufacture plus doing joint military exercises.Putin doesn’t care about Europe anymore. The Black Sea off Crimea has huge undeveloped reserves so plenty more to use. Devaluation is better than Quantitative easing and high interest rates are short term pain. NZ did the same. Heck I remember 22% mortgages here in the 80’s. And let’s face it, the US is stuffed.

  • jude

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/64168420/Lets-live-in-Karori

    I grew up in Karori, moved back and have happily raised a family here.
    Some people would not be happy winning lotto:) Enough said.
    Today ,Wellington was perfect. I had to put extra water out for the birds to have a cool down.

    • NotGandalf

      Wellington WAS perfect today, mowed my lawns and then had a BBQ and a couple of ales (even the fat fire didnt deter me from my good mood), then spent 30 minutes watering my garden from my rainbarrel, somehow this has put me in my happy place. I am replete with plum cheesecake and Pinot Noir, pretty much the perfect day.
      EDIT: Spelling (it was the Pinot)

      • jude

        That is very good to hear:)

      • dgrogan

        It certainly was a cracker of a day in the Capital.

  • Wendy

    On a different note…
    L’chaim to all you happy Hanukkahistas out there.

    • Isherman

      Chag molag sameach to you and yours.

      • Wendy

        Chur

  • Pluto

    Major P drugs bust today on the Headhunters.
    Weren’t they supposed to be just cutesie naughty boys – or was that just Millies recently departed boyfriend ?
    Amongst other things they were using teenagers to transport $2.5m of P, and unless I’m mistaken they are one of the gangs that give free samples in schools.
    All power to the police, in fact more power to the police

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/64203849/Police-drug-raids-on-gang-nets-millions

    ed add link

    • john Doe

      Thanks for that Pluto. I was starting to think it was only me who thought the MSM and womens mags were glamorizing these gansters after Millies BF got beaten to death in a violent street brawl..

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Good news that Pluto. I hate P and every time anyone involved in its production and distribution is arrested and the drug confiscated is a HUGE victory for all, even for the users because they are so totally hooked they are irrational to logic, common sense and usually any thread of decency they once had is broken.

  • Disinfectant

    Made a simple email request to a council manager for a report which he would likely to have written himself.
    Imagine my surprise when he replied by stating that he would make it into a “Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act” request.
    I then had cause to ask a DOC official for the detail of what had happened to a “concession Licence” which he himself would have approved.
    Imagine my surprise when he said he couldn’t give me the information and that I had to
    make an “Official Information” request.
    What are these people playing at. Are they just so lazy and can’t be bothered to get off their chuffs in the run up to Christmas.
    Who do they think they are.

    • WCMiner

      Similar thing recently but out of Wellington, a request for correspondence on a file is treated as an OIA request when the file belongs to you. I suppose they have to find something to do every day.

    • InnerCityDweller

      Asked the cops once for a transcript of a phone conversation one of their officers had with me, which that officer initiated. Had to go OIA and certain sections were redacted “due to privacy concerns”

  • Isherman

    Oh dear…more not good breaking news I’m afraid…

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435

  • island time

    I never agree 100%with everything on this blog however enjoy the general tone. I went over to the Standard site and was sickened to read that they seem to condone what has happened in Sydney. Maybe I misinterpreted their post but it appeared quite galling.

    • Isherman

      Disagreement and different points of view should simply be a component of healthy, but respectful debate. Over there, disagreement or a different point of view usually means that you are somehow ‘wrong thinking’, and a part of the problem. Most folks here don’t take the ‘my way or the highway’ approach to debate that seems to prevail there, and long may it continue in that vein.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Sky news, reporting being handled sensitively out of respect for the deceased, their families and the survivors caught in this turmoil, as it ought to be so early following deaths of innocent people

  • la la land

    Anyone use google apps for business? If so, what do you think of it?

    • jcpry

      We use it for document collaboration – mainly spreadsheets we need to share when we are working in different locations and it works quite well. That would be as far as it goes as the functionality is not as good as the MS products and we need these.
      I can see that if you are a user of email, word processing and simple spreadsheets and wanted to minimise cost it would be fine but it isnt good enough for us.

    • rangitoto

      All of our operational documentation is on google apps. Very easy to access and keep up to date. Stuff like sales presentations or anything requiring fancy formatting we use desktop apps but still store the docs in google drive.

  • Just home again from a business trip to China. I am now sitting in my lounge high over Christchurch and have a view uncluttered by smog. The streets are clean, the air is so pure and I breath it deep and feel refreshed. China may be an economic powerhouse and we may be small and grumble about twerps like Wussell. But honestly, would you want to live anywhere else.

    • Chris Chitens

      i just got back from CN after a 6 month stint in and around factory areas. felt a bit emotional getting home and hearing the birds.

  • Isherman

    Not really into a lot of contemporary pop type stuff, but these guys are growing on me a little..

  • Jdogg

    Paul Henry. We need more Paul Henry’s. Just watching and thinking he is the last bastion for non PC and bang on the money observations. Just not enough of it about in the public eye.

    • Nige.

      I tell you what, that yarnika balances the scales, with her useless airhead comments. Paul doesn’t appear to appreciate her input either. Can’t wait till next years morning show.

      • Jdogg

        Just hope he’s not shut down again, I guess there will inevitably be some boundaries and “no go” zones – at least in the evenings he can get away with quite a bit! I

        • Nige.

          i cant see how it can last. if he DOES last even a couple of weeks it will show that there is a bit of a swing back away from PCness.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    In Pakistan 84 children killed by Taliban gunmen, is there no humanity or code of behaviour in warring conflicts anymore

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875729/Up-20-dead-500-children-teachers-taken-hostage-Taliban-gunmen-storm-military-run-school-Pakistan.html

    • Nige.

      Subhumans. How can men who do that to children possibly be described as ‘soldier’s’ or ‘men’….. ?.

      • intelligentes candida diva

        It is cowardice and gutless, their rationale is a feeling sorry for themselves attitude in which they retaliated like the ignorant bullies they have always been

  • who’stoblame

    Matthew Hooton on Paul Henry “Laila Harre was a Joke and a Disgrace” Ouch…I guess they’re not going skiing now.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    I will be buying Lindt Chocolates this Xmas now out of support for them and the hostages.

    Also I read that according to “Britain First” Lindt refused to become “halal certified”

    • BlitzkriegNZ

      I read that too, could be why it was chosen for the attack. It’s a big thing at the moment to refuse halal in Aussie, the media beat it up as just a few vocal rednecks campaigning but most people would be against it if they knew what it meant.

  • rangitoto

    Recorded the news tonight and just saw it. Was gob smacked to see Smith’s laywer on there whining that his client was bored. What can you do but shake your head.

    • who’stoblame

      Just keep his hair piece away from him, that appears to be to his greatest humiliation. Prick. He’s laughing at us and hitting us in the pocket. Prick.

      • rangitoto

        They should have left him in the Brazilian jail.

        • Sooty

          They could his head a brazilian!

    • Imogen B

      I smith is a raging narcissist and the medias pandering to his unique challenges thirst for attention is both counterproductive and offensive.
      I don’t want to hear another word from him or about him.

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