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  • IWANT2CIT

    The above will make sense at some stage tonight.

    • XCIA

      Has it anything to do with the toilet above?

    • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

      With the current time @ 8.07pm and you commenting at 3.07pm it must be you want to see Hager behind bars.

      • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

        Dummy me the poll results.

    • Sally

      Micro camper

    • Lux

      I want to see it as well now..

    • Misfit

      password section?

  • hookerphil

    Week 7

    Another new leader as Sally takes over the top with 281 from last weeks leader Isherman right behind on 280. Bit of pressure on the early leader stuckonarock as he slips to 5th. Huricane Jude goes to 4th with moolooamaze still around on 3rd – tight at the top.

    The weeks top score goes to XCIA with 42, a good score considering the “upsets”. Like every week on retrospect most were on the cards, think the Crusaders were lucky to escape that club.

    • Sally

      My goodness! Better print it out and frame it. After the two losses overnight I was too scared to look. I thought I had crashed out.

      • Carl

        Look what you can achieve when you don’t pick the Blues Sally.

  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1947 (John) Burke Shelley bass and vocals with Budgie.

    Born today in 1959 Brian Setzer guitar and lead vocals with Stray Cats.

    Today in 1970 Paul McCartney announced he was leaving The Beatles.

    Today in 1973 Led Zeppelin’s 5th album, “Houses of the Holy” was certified Gold.

    Today in 1976 Peter Frampton went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Frampton Comes Alive”.

    Today in 1982, Iron Maiden went to number1 on the UK album charts for the first time “The Number Of The Beast”

    • Wasapilot

      Frampton come alive, oh the memories. I can remeber driving to Lyall Bay for a surf with a mate in his mini, I had a state of the art cassette player and we thrashed that album all the way there, and home again. Probably in the 5th or 6th form.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      The only other person who knows who BUDGIE is :-)

  • Carl

    Would you buy one of these. (pic)

    • XCIA

      Do not they have such a contraption for those suspected of internal drug smuggling?

    • Asian_driver

      Labour party , transparent and full of poos

      • Nechtan

        Thing is though who wants to watch?

    • Wasapilot

      I want one, but Mrs Wasapilot say, NOOOOOOOOO

      • dumbshit

        Just suggest that at least she will not need to look in it to ascertain whether it needs a scrub!

        • Wasapilot

          Done. Her reply would not pass moderation.

      • intelligentes candida diva

        A cleaning disaster lol

        • Lux

          One of my sisters would love it .. to look and clean it ..

          she is a freak!!

          • intelligentes candida diva

            I am a clean freak but yea nah that is major OCD lol

  • Misfit

    oh dear, latest poll isnt good for Angry, I can hear the knives sharpening as we speak …

    • Simon P

      What a great result for sanity

      • Misfit

        the people arent as stupid as the media think :)

      • I don’t know, Peter’s went up, I see he couldn’t resist trotting out the old “there’s more to come” comment again.

        • Wasapilot

          More people can surely see through winnies comments these days as bluster.

          • XCIA

            To the NZ First elderly supporters, he is like a son who can do no wrong. To the rest of us, he is the go to Muppet if you want rumour, conjecture or just downright lies.

      • patriot

        Yes it is! ?

    • Greg M

      Farrar makes a good point: @dpfdpf
      “Three years ago National led Labour by 7% in the ONCB poll. Today it is a 22% lead. Do Labour really think they are on the right path?”

      • Nechtan

        Sadly for them, I think they do.

  • Nige.

    Haaaaa ha ha ha ha…oh it’s good to be on a winning team.

    “Despite everything we say we can’t make the polls move”

    • Sally

      Little at 7% – goneburger?

      • Wasapilot

        The issue, amongst others, that labour have is there are no better alternatives to little, they are unelectable.
        18 months is a long tome in politics, but it is impossible for me to imagine labour getting close to winning in 2017, 2020, 2023, …………
        Time for labour to split into two or more parties.

        • Nige.

          I could hardly see or hear him for the laughter and tears of joy.

          • Wasapilot

            I usually have to ask SWMBO to keep the noise down when the news is on, as she has a habit of shouting at the TV. Tonight it was me, laughing and clapping at this news.

        • dumbshit

          You would think that by now, they would be a staple in his diet!

        • AL357

          Do the Nats really have someone to step into John Key’s shoes? We all agree Labour had no succession plan after 3 terms – does National?

          • Wasapilot

            Don’t think Paula Bennett is it, defininitely not Woodhouse. Coleman comes across well in the house. All better than labours talent. Judith is the obvious one to me at the moment. Asuuming John Key stays on after the 2017 National election win, they have 4.5 years to sort it out.

            A lot less of a dilema for National than lobour.

      • kayaker

        Oh no! He should stay right where he is.

  • Sally

    TV1 didn’t no promos leading to the news that there was a poll results out. Just knew it was going to be bad for Labour.

    • hsvmaloo

      Your dead right there and if National or JK as preferred PM had taken the smallest of hits it would have read “National plummets in latest Colmar Brunton Poll” or “JK’s popularity as PM slumps to its lowest in 2 years”..is this the fall of JK as National party leader….

  • Nige.

    Lux answered last night’s question with:

    “the police {-} they were really cool and helpful.”

    How do you feel about the police force?

    • Nechtan

      They are bloody awesome!!

    • Carl

      No complaints at all. Not a job I could do.

    • Muffin

      I like them when they do their job breaking up fights solving crimes etc. I hate seeing them at the end of passing lanes handing out tickets

      • Muffin

        And the cops I know don’t like it either

      • Michelle

        especially when you see a picture in the local rag with 2 cops working side by side with a speed camera
        first thing l thought was 2 cops who could be solving crime and put a fixed speed camera on that spot

    • Crowgirl

      It’s a really tough and thankless job – nothing but respect.

    • STAG

      Terrific, Outstanding i am convinced we have one of the best if not the best Police forces in the world.

    • Justme

      The bad ones make the rest look bad. The couple of times I have needed them, they have been most unhelpful. And it seems to be the biggest ratbags are the ex-cops.
      BUT, then it is a tough job, and you’d have to be a prick to deal with the pricks.

    • XCIA

      The guys and girls on the coalface to the sergeant behind the desk are the good guys. Once you start going up the ranks from there, you find politics and you all know what that breeds.

    • Eiselmann

      Have a very high regard for them, having grown up with people who hated the police , I had a great perspective of the quality of people who hate them……fine upstanding citizens they are not.

      Funny thing is even the people who dispise the police…all know how to ‘call the cops’ when they need help.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Some time ago on the job Police were the profession I relied for real support

      Within family dilemmas I have found them overall sympathetic & willing to allow family to overcome situations

      I did experience one ass who didn’t care to adopt empathy ….oh that is right he had no qualms getting a leg over on a married woman (yea they both knew what they were up to as did half of everyone else)

      Now again in my new role I need Police …cant fault them

      At the end of the day its like any public servant the quality of the service is a cocktail of upbringing, values & management.

  • Muffin

    What was this great poll result?

    • Misfit

      nats 50% labour 28%, angry 7% preferred prime minister, Winston 10% preferred prime minister ..

      • KGB

        Oh no (snigger) I missed the news.
        Winston will be unscrewing the top off a fine port … about an hour ago?

        • Simon P

          A fine port has a cork. The screw top type would never pass Winston’s lips.

        • Wasapilot

          He will be emptying the whiskey box, ready to fill with his revelations over trusts. He demanded a commision of inquiry into trusts, let’s call it the whiskey box inquiry. Will shed as much light as his wine box thingy.

      • Left Right Out

        oh thats gold…… that has made my weekend

    • Eiselmann

      75 percent of Labour voters don’t want him as PM…thats got to hurt.

  • pisces8284 .

    Lefties questioning how the polling was done. Funny that. They wouldn’t question if they were leading

    • Justme

      It was done by asking random people; not by asking all their mates.

    • Wasapilot

      No correlation between facebook likes and votes then. Knock me over with a feather.

      • pisces8284 .

        Haven’t even looked at fb, but a lot of angry twittering going on – maybe that’s where the feather came from

    • OT Richter

      It was done the same as last time, which is all that matters. I am surprised (and happy) at the result, as I expected a slight drop due to recent events. But that said, one agian Little has out-trumped the Nats on all things stupid.

  • Bluemanning

    The TV 1 poll result tell me that Angry should remain, as he is doing a great job for National.

  • Wheninrome

    Tv1 comment National gaining support the inference being that they had no support before, what is it with the so called news, can they not just report the facts as they are, they are not my decision maker.

  • Sally

    I would like to offer Labour some advice – sack McCarten.

    • Justme

      Wash your mouth out girl!! Giving good advice like that.

      • Sally

        When did Labour listen to any advice from the blue corner?

        • InnerCityDweller

          Smart move. Give them proper advice, which (because blue) will promptly be ignored and the opposite will be done.

    • Nechtan

      Little’s successors will be sacked before Matt I suspect.

    • Lux

      No No No .. Promote him, once Little gets cast aside like a used fish cloth, give McCarten the Job ..

    • KGB

      Did I read somewhere he has cancer, liver ???
      Does anyone know?

      • Carl

        I think he did but thought it was all good now.

    • Wasapilot

      And replace him with matta harre perhaps.

      • Lux

        Or Len Brown, you have to admit they both have the X factor !

    • Brian Dingwall

      I think McCarten is actually the boss hence invulnerable, and we’ll find soon it is Little that is dispensible

  • Isherman

    Andrew Little reckons he had ‘a couple’ of bad weeks,a couple of weeks ago. Nope, looking at the calendar since he took the Leadership I’d say he’s actually had about 71 bad weeks.

    • Carl

      Those couple of bad weeks were the ones where they announced Labour party policy.

      • Crowgirl

        Yep it doesn’t get much worse than that!

    • Cadwallader

      What about the additional bad weeks when he failed in New Plymouth twice? Has he ever had a good afternoon let alone a good week?

    • CheesyEarWax

      He’s now hoping for the Panama Papers to make the damage, in other words his policies didn’t work so he’s hoping external influence to do the job. What an idiot.

      • David Moore

        They have been this way for years, just waiting for the next victim bus that’s passing, hoping each time it’s the one that takes them to victory.

    • twittertit

      Wait, what? He’s been leader that long?

      • Isherman

        Seems incredible that he’s lasted really.

  • Carl

    I don’t do twitter but I reckon the lefties will be saying that the polls will change when the truth about the Panama leaks come out.

    • Sally

      No we are stupid and greedy.

      • Wasapilot

        Good Lord. I am Speechless.

        • Sally

          Insulting 50% of the voters just shows they haven’t got a clue. Who would want to join hands with that lot?

    • Greg M

      Some stupid woman claimed that CB must have polled in Remuera / Herne bay. CB politely corrected her. :-)

      • dumbshit

        Truth be known they probably targeted labour supporters for the ” preferred prime minister” poll!

    • XCIA

      They wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped out and gave them a good kick in their whatsits. As to the Panama papers, I can see all manner of jiggery pokery happening to discredit people.

      • STAG

        A good kick in the whatsits? Like 28% and a leader less popular then any other ever?

  • David Farrar @dpfdpf

    Three years ago National led Labour by 7% in the ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll. Today it is a 22% lead. Do Labour really think they are on the right path?

    EDIT: Sorry Greg M – didn’t meant to steal your thunder. Oops

    • old school

      Correct path as far as I’m concerned.

    • Greg M

      Heh! I still reckon Farrars polling at Curia is more accurate, it doesn’t seem to bounce as much as the others, and his analysis and methodology seem a bit more robust.
      Available to all for a modest subscription at INCITE Politics. )

      • Carl

        Are you on the pay roll of Curia and Incite Politics Greg?

        • Greg M

          Nope, no connection at all, just recommending good stuff.

      • Wasapilot

        Got that email from Incite today too Greg. A good read.

  • Kitschinsync

    Anyone ever seen a Kookaburra in Auckland before?, I hear they get blown across the Tasman occasionally and can be seen in the South Island. It was quite weird to see one resting in our ti tree today.

    • Nechtan

      They were introduced to Kawau Island.

      edit and are sometimes seen in the Auckland area according to my Reader Digest book on NZ birds.

      • Sally

        Seen then at Tawharanui just across from Kawau Island

        • Kitschinsync

          Never would have thought it after near 50 years in Auckland seeing my first one in today out at Franklin.

    • jaundiced

      Seen them up around Silverdale, just north of Auckland. Heard them before i saw them and knew straight away that they were kookaburras, which was weird because i had no idea they were here.

    • Frank N Further

      There are scattered colonies between Whangarei and Auckland, including Watakeres. Probably originated from the original Kawau Is colony.

      • OT Richter

        I’ve heard, but not seen them in the Waitakeres. Awesomely loud and proud.

    • Aucky

      Yes, up on the Tawharanui Peninsula which is just opposite Kawau Island. We have a pair of them in the neighbourhood.

    • Sundreamer

      Yes, saw one on Motuihe Island a few months back. They are here

  • Left Right Out

    Did the polls mention Ardern’s approval rating … or any other from the red team

    • KGB

      JA on 2% I have no idea if it’s an improvement, it’s just last ?

      • Left Right Out

        She’s on 5 points behind……. not far at all

        • KGB

          I have visions of Cunnliffe smiling about that 7%

          • Left Right Out

            This poll result on the same day Cosgrove say’s he’s leaving…. am I reading more than I should?

          • KGB

            Rats ship?

          • Aucky

            He’ll be sharpening his knives soon up there on the far back bench.

          • Left Right Out

            Someone has got to have a crack surely… or are they just happy to sink with the ship

      • Carl

        2% that’s something Angry Andy can achieve quite soon.

    • Wasapilot

      2% for adern, only 5% behind little. A couple more glossy magazine covers should get her ahead of him. Would be a case of going from bad to worse.

      • Left Right Out

        Bad to worse….. that’s what happen when Angry came in….. perhaps worse to toxic

        • Wasapilot

          Bad to badder
          Worse to worser
          Tragic to tragicer
          Hopeless to hopelesser

          • WeaselKiss

            There are probably online programs you can get to show you how to speak betterer.
            *running away quickly*

    • CheesyEarWax

      I think we can expect JA to appear in a few more women’s magazines after this poll.

    • geoff3012

      Yep. 2%

      • Mick Ie

        2% eh? Her 1950s style white and black polka dot dress must have made more of a positive impact than I thought.

    • Greg M

      Yep 2 %. It can’t be too long before they roll Andy and put her in to soften the election loss, a la Mike Moore 1990. But then what? Kelvin barked at the wrong passing car, so he’s a non starter, and the only other one there who has any clues would be Stu Nash, but even he’s not quite ready for it yet.

      • Aucky

        Nash has appeared to be totally unprepared at QT. Judith Collins makes mincemeat of him every time. He strikes me as another Shearer – a good bloke but tits as a politician.

  • Curly1952

    “Hide feels sorry for Little” – and that was penned before the latest poll results!!
    I didn’t see Corin Dann, but I bet he wasn’t as breathless as he would have been if National had dropped 1 point rather than rising 3.

    • Not Clinically Insane

      He looked like he’d just finished swallowing a small plate of dead rat

  • EpochNZ

    I have to say that tonight my faith has been restored….whereas in the past the Stuff comments section has been filled with invective and vitriol to John Key whenever a poll result comes out, tonight any anti-government sentiment has been severly downvoted (is -62 a record?). Maybe the 50% are finally finding their voice in the MSM rather than being the silent majority?

  • Aucky

    Well, if the total collateral damage from the ‘flag affair’ came to a 1% reduction for JK and a 3% gain for the Nats we’ll take that one on the chin particularly as Little is diving into the margin of error zone.

  • Jimmie

    At what point does Labour start fulfilling the saying of ‘the last one out turns off the lights’?

    With the leftovers in Labour mainly being their hardened activist core it wouldn’t surprise me that many of the vaguely right leaning Labourites are now supporting Winston which is why he is running along at around 10%

    Though I agree that for good democracy NZ needs a strong opposition Labour earn no sympathy from me.

    – Incompetent Leader.
    – Leader who looks like he time warped from the mid 70’s
    – Leader advised badly
    – Chasing the vote of a smaller core vote at expense of the wider population.
    – Ignoring conventional Political wisdom re policy.
    – Lack of renewal over 3 terms
    – Not learning lessons from past failure
    – Out of touch, out of touch, out of touch

    How low until something breaks?

    Cosgrove is the first to run and guess who comes in? Maryan Street.

    Labour are broken.

    • Gravedodger

      Clayton not standing 2017 so will stay on till the dosh runs out in 2018.

    • Sally

      Labour are strong on gender equality so surely it has to be a male replacement. Next male on the list who isn’t already there is Raymond Huo. Now he might not be happy with Twyford’s racist remarks so next male on the list is ex-weatherman Tamati Coffey. How low can they go?

    • Nige.

      I think it is dawning on “auto-labour-voters” what most labour voters realised in 2008.

      • XCIA

        I get the impression that they are counting on Bill Shorten to be their great redeemer, win the Aussie election and so revitalize all the Muppet’s this side of the ditch.

    • Crowgirl

      Shearer needs to be the next to bail – save yourself David!

  • Gravedodger

    Little takes Labour to five points down on Shearer’s efforts when he was garrotted.

    One wonders if they have abandoned a new leader every couple of years and readopted the Clark strategy of giving more time?

    Here’s hoping Key gets a crack at Andy next year!!!
    The Marianas Turkey Shoot, déjà vu all over again

  • Misfit

    well done NZ sevens all blacks, have no finger nails left, you made it hard for yourself but well done

    • Left Right Out

      Was that the semi against SA?

      • Misfit

        yup into final

        • Left Right Out

          looks like v Fiji they are destroying Aus

  • Wheninrome

    On another topic altogether, the individual who was crying tears because his pifbull had savaged his niece, now saying that breed of dog should not be allowed.
    Has it just registered what so many of us have known for some time. Slow learner that man. Maybe the nieces name is a wee clue.

  • sandalwood789

    “Wahine Day” today – the 48th anniversary of the Wahine sinking on 10th April 1968.

    Coming up soon is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster – 26th April 1986.

    • Wasapilot

      I was 7 on Wahine day, lived in Lower Hutt. I can still remember it so clearly.

      • Aucky

        I was in Christchurch at the time working for a tour company. We had quite a few passengers on the ship and we lost a couple.

      • johcar

        I was eight, and also remember it clearly. Went to school in the morning but sent home shortly after. Windows in the classroom were bending!!!

    • idbkiwi

      Good on you sandalwood, was down at Seatoun beach today and had completely forgotten the date and the significance. Not that my grand-daughter would have known…

  • Left Right Out

    14yrs ago today I lost one of the most influential people in my life. I always knew her as Nana, but she was so much to so many.

    She always had time for us grandkids but how I don’t know. Her time as a councilor and then Deputy Mayor, her work on beauty and the beast, first woman elected to NZ chamaber of commerce, first woman in the world to join a YMCA board, and the list goes on…..

    she was one heck of a woman and one I will never forget

    RIP Nana Jean

    • KGB

      Sorry for your loss as Nana’s are indeed special ?

      • WeaselKiss

        I know my Nana was special and she never reached the heights of LRO’s.
        However she did knit me several jerseys, quite few woollen hats and generally was the most smilingest, loveliest, kindest person I ever knew…..after her daughter, my Mother.
        #weesob

    • Duchess of Pork

      Have wonderful memories of Beauty and the Beast (still have the cookbook) and all the support the panelists gave to young mums at home and those either returning to the workforce or trying to find a place in what could be quite an unwelcoming environment for women in those days. Jean was a superb contributor to the programme, very straight, called a spade a spade but was full of compassion and empathy. There would have been no better role model for the young women of that era. What a lovely tribute you have written.

      • Left Right Out

        Thank you for your kind comments and I think you are right on the money! She was never afraid to say what she felt or stand up for someone. I miss her everyday especially as I was the last to speak with her. The nurses all told me she was wait to see me……. it was a very hard thing to carry for a while but I’m so pleased she did. I think a true mark of someones life is how well your remembered or thought of after your gone…. I meet so many who tell me what influence she had on them….. one very proud grandson

  • Disinfectant

    Will Gerry Brownlee still be Earthquake Recovery Minister after tomorrow?

    • Wasapilot

      Probably. What have you heard?

      • Disinfectant

        He wouldn’t confirm his status when the new entity comes into effect, which I believe is tomorrow.

  • Brent

    Trailer to loving Vincent. 720 oil paintings per minute
    https://youtu.be/47h6pQ6StCk

  • intelligentes candida diva

    What was Tova O’Brienn & news hub on tonight…..

    Story about refugees & immigrants

    1 The story began well to discuss conditions of refugees from Syria & the clamping down of entry but ..

    2 Newshub show the fully clad infant who allegedly drowned via a capsized boat > you know the family had been safe in Turkey for approx 2 to 3 years so in essence were asylum seekers not refugees & this was way before current situation & it remains disputed if the situation was authentic or staged.

    3 Then newshub same story flips over were to 100 Pakistani men to be sent home due to not meeting criteria…good job I say but lets see how the manipulation pan out…my perspective only

    Oh hmmm yes I saw yet again only adult Pakistani males……a country who loosely show regard to women & children both male & female > when following Islamic ideology ….

    4 To top it off reference was made to various health conditions …maybe if there was not so much inter familial breeding the conditions would not be so rife!!!!!

    5.The men come from Pakistan where they are possibly part of the causes….just pondering that possibility ????!!!!

    COME ON MSM at least show a cohesive story line with a touch of integrity to the story line …. not good enough for me.
    A manipulative mish mash fragmented story

    If I did such a performance in the circumstances in my job I would be disciplined!!!!

  • D.Dave

    There used to be a stray one around Styx Mill Dog park. I assumed it was an escapee from someones house.

  • Comes a time

    Once again the topic has been bought up about banning dangerous breeds of dogs. It’s becoming a repetitive situation blame the breed not the owner. Any dog can be dangerous whether it be a hard nosed pitbull or a Paris Hilton handbag doll, I’ve always made sure when there are kids around to watch over any dog that’s in their vicinity. How many of these attacks happen when there is no adult watching?

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