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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1942 Taj Mahal (born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) blues multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter.

    Born today in 1948 Bill Bruford original drummer with Yes then King Crimson and others.

    Born today in 1959 Paul Dianno original lead vocals with Iron Maiden.

    Today in 1967, The Tremeloes went number 1 on the UK singles chart with their version of a Four Seasons song “Silence Is Golden” their only UK number 1.

    Today in 1973 Bachman-Turner Overdrive released their first album “Bachman-Turner Overdrive”

    Today in 1975 Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first album to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

  • Carl

    So true. (pic)

  • kayaker

    Classic! I have just heard on ZBNews that Angry lined himself up for an interview outside a house in South Auckland where people were reported to be living in a tent. The person living in the tent, the owner of the house, came out and told him and the camera crew to go away. They were staying in the tent only while the house is being renovated. ZB then paid a sound clip from Angry that saw him very confused. Of course, he tried to shift the blame to the person who had told him to go there. He said he would have to go back and check his sources. What a fool!

    • cows4me

      I love how they wheel out a Tongan church leader to show Andy all the poor living in garages, tents and cars. She reckons something has to done as these people can’t afford proper accommodation. I wonder how much her church demands by way of tithing from these people. Of course it’s all John Key’s fault, can’t see why, I bet he doesn’t get much in the way of tax from these people. A lot less anyway compared to the church.

      • johnandali

        The money-lenders get the first pick. The churches get the second pick, and the suckers get what’s left to live on until the next pay-day. It’s called “budgeting”, but it’s really about poverty of intelligence and reasoning. And it appears to be generational.

        • Old Kiwi

          It’s also cultural – as an employer for 35 odd years it is a continual battle protecting them from themselves.But in our little group of 20 or so we are definitely making progress. Most external debts are now cleared and the few remaining are wage advances that are being paid back interest free. Xmas club has near 100% participation so it’s not all bad news.

          • johnandali

            But we still read about lower socio-economic religious adherents throwing high value currency notes on the church floor – money they cannot afford – and the next thing you read about is a certain church leader and his wife having a great time at Las Vegas. Unfortunately religious adherence is still rife among certain cultural groups, to the detriment of members’ economic circumstances.

    • Wheninrome

      Flying by the seat of their pants but no pilot’s licence, bound to crash.

      • Chris EM

        Do you have a cold?

        • Wheninrome

          Not with you, bit slow perhaps.

          • Chris EM

            You wrote boud instead of bound. Boud sounds like someone with a head cold saying bound…never mind, I didn’t think anyone would get it. : )

      • kayaker

        Great analogy!

    • GoingRight

      You have to wonder if in fact there were lots of people living in the house/garage/tent, but many were overstayers so didn’t want to be investigated?

    • Aucky

      I had to rush off to catch it on TV Plus One – the first time that I have watched TV One News in eighteen months. Corinn Dann is just as biassed, Peter Williams just as boring and Katie Bradford is a lot chubbier. The presentation is alarmingly leftist. Good to see Andy declaring another crisis.

  • Jp

    How not to pimp the poor
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80094729/the-overcrowded-south-auckland-house-that-wasnt-overcrowded

    Find a house with a tent on the front yard
    Invite the Press
    Trust your local Labour MP

    The Labour Party diverted a press conference that was to be held outside a supposedly overcrowded South Auckland house after its occupants denied they had housing problems.

    Other media had reported there were 17 people living in the Bairds Road, Otara home including in a tent on the front lawn.

    But as media waited for Labour leader Andrew Little on Tuesday a man came out to say he was the owner of the house and the claims had been greatly exaggerated.

    That is why they are not ready for government

    • pisces8284

      Then show it on TVOne accompanied with demeaning clips of John Key. Wearing a shower cap and feeding his face. So predictable

    • WeaselKiss

      Hilarious. On the housing issue Andy said ‘if it’s not a crisis already it is very close to one’ and I bet, BET he had WO words ringing in his ears as he said it, thinking that it might now be a crisis averted since he has mentioned it on TV.

    • Dave

      Was going to comment almost the same, I thought it hilarious, oops, another Angry Andy FAIL, and it made Stuff, well done them.

      • Dave

        Had to download the pics, massive fail, I’m still smiling, its so great the Nat’s have him scoring own goals every few days. I wonder if his targets came from the Email survey scam SB mentions?

        Titled as follows….

        Damn, who set me up, heads will roll over this.

        B……. now I have to talk to this guy and appear to be interested, get the media away NOW

        • Dumrse

          Is that the suit he was wearing yesterday, and the day before.

    • shykiwibloke

      So did they just use these people – or actually try to help them such as have someone there to help them fill out social welfare forms etc? No – I didn’t think so.

    • Salami Warning

      Is it possible that Jacinda and Grant are behind Andrew’s “confusion”?

    • Greg M

      Someone needs to tell Andy one unfortunate little fact. These people will never own their own home because of the poor choices they have made from day one, and continue to make. If one is working an unskilled job on a low wage you cannot afford to support multiple children and buy your own home.
      I know it’s not a nice thing but that’s the way it is.

  • Isherman

    Love the new BC Mic icon cleverly done as a representation of the house…very nice.

    • Jp

      Not sure about the colour though

      • Isherman

        Safe shade of red…no need to panic, or, maybey good for a subtle wind up?

    • Goldie

      I recognised the plan of the debating chamber, but then wondered why it was put into a half empty (full?) glass of wine? ;)

      • Isherman

        Because a whisky tumbler would just look silly?

        • Carl

          If it was Winston’s whiskey tumbler it would be empty.

          • Isherman

            This is true.

    • STAG

      It is a worrying colour…

  • Catriona

    Pimping poor again on tvone with -angry andy and the and the garage dwellers. Note an obligatory
    Mongrel dog to feed. JK out of touch according to Katie Bradford. Hells bells, hope they don’t start blaming JK for poorly bred people.

    • shykiwibloke

      It’s time one-trick Andy learnt something new

      • Aucky

        Like how to win an election?

        • Old Chook

          NO AUCKY NO – she shouts

    • MaryLou

      Was that the part time cleaner with 6 kids, who couldn’t afford rent? I wondered where any potential Dads might be.

  • Nige.

    Dave answered last night’s question with:

    “Perhaps a new service”

    What kind of NEW service or government departments could be introduced?

    • Nige.

      I would like to see a ministry of hacking introduced.

    • Carl

      Not sure about new ones but there are a lot we can get rid of.

      • Union Jack

        Add all the commissions and commissioners to that list as well.

    • sandalwood789

      The Department of Anti-Hager and Anti-Fisher Sevices.

      • KatB

        You mean Ministry of Hag and Fish?

    • Dave

      Ministry of Neutrality. Ensuring all public servants remain politically neutral in all work related activities, and meet the divisions goals and targets.

      • Chris

        When I was in the Army in the 70’s and 80’s we were told we were not allowed to make any comments about anything political as we had to be see to be neutral. Wonder if it is still the same?

        • johnandali

          And in the Mess, we were told that we were not to discuss politics, religion or sex. Wonder if these taboos still exist?

    • cows4me

      A department for frivolous taxes.

      • Dave

        Its called the IRD, already exists.

    • KatB

      Ministry of Common Sense, then they could eradicate all the Ministries Carl wants to get rid of.

    • kayaker

      Ministry of Funny Walks

      • XCIA

        Imagine the queue for hip replacements ;-)

      • KGB

        I know two or three suitable candidates…hey Collin.

    • Goldie

      Ministry of Panama Trusts

    • Chris EM

      A Ministry of Justice. One that would properly prosecute the scum of society and make them think twice about offending again.

    • sandalwood789

      Ministry of SELF-Defense – distributing free guns so we can defend *ourselves* against Islam.

    • ex-JAFA

      The other day, I commented on WO that I want to be Minister of Shutting Down Redundant Minstries and Departments. So that one.

    • Eiselmann

      The Department to eradicate gangs
      Closely working with the Department of Career Criminal Permanent relocation to a small island

    • Isherman

      Department of Inappropriate Affairs, that could be fun.

      • Dave

        Headed up by Cunliffe, and Dunne with Katie Bradford and Andrea Vance as Press Secretaries.

        Special advisers position offered to Mr Craig, he seems to have a lot of time on his hands at the moment.

    • Hill16

      The dept of not getting knocked up by multiple deadbeats …. And the ministry of putting your kids before your dropkick boyfriends

    • Richard

      We could reinstate the one that has lay dormant since Parakura’s demise…The Ministry of Fish & Chips. There is at least one Cabinet Minister I can think of who would be perfect for the position.

    • STAG

      The Death Penalty.

    • Jafarma

      Ministry of Electoral Act misdemeanours

    • D.Dave

      Ministry of Men’s Affairs.
      Trouble is ,should they arrange them, or deal with the aftermath. They could say who had to hand in their Man-card.

    • Disinfectant

      A Ministry tasked with abolishing two pieces of existing legislation for every new legislation that is enacted.

      • Mark

        That has long been a fav idea of mine,suspect it needs to be upped to five to one.

    • I’m surprised nobody has suggested a Ministry of Pies

      • Effluent

        I just didn’t see the question in time. Working late tonight and just got around to checking in at WO.

      • waldopepper

        now you’re talking.

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      I wouldn’t like to see any new government departments – less government is better. [sorry Nige, the mere thought of more govt. raises my hackles]

      Here’s a starter for 10, get rid of these ministries:
      – Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
      – Ministry of Women’s Affairs
      – Ministry of Māori Development

      And these ministerial responsibilities:
      – Climate Change Issues
      – Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
      – Greater Christchurch Regeneration
      – Racing
      – Ethnic Communities
      – Whanau Ora

      And some others:
      – The Office of Ethnic Affairs (Internal Affairs)
      – Office of Treaty Settlements (Justice)
      – Families Commission
      – Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency
      – Māori Language Commission
      – Children’s Commissioner
      – Race Relations Commissioner

      There you go Bill, another surplus and room for that tax cut. And there’s more if you look.

      • Dave

        As an example, given we are all equal, why do we even have ministry’s for. Woman’s affairs, Pacific Islander or Maori Development??? As surely to have a specific Ministry suggests these people are “lesser than” or more special than others, which could be discriminatory or racist.

    • wanarunna

      free bacon in schools

    • Old Chook

      The Department of Common Sense would be welcome

    • Oh Please

      Ministry for white, middle class, middle aged men (rather than all the other ones which are paid for by white, middle class, middle aged men…)

    • FornaK

      Minister for the Ministry of Sounds ?

  • Union Jack

    Duncan Garner: Moko Rangitoheriri was not alone in death video
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/faces-of-innocents/80083583/Duncan-Garner-Moko-Rangitoheriri-was-not-alone-in-death
    Poor old Duncan Garner is so cut up he is sleeping in the spare room and generally not handling things well at all.
    Some advice, it’s a journalists job to report a story factually but not become so emotionally involved in it you lose your objectivity like we witnessed on Story last night.
    This is what Rachel Smalley did with her refugees and look how that ended up, it was not reporting at all just plain campaigning with the truth being forgotten or ignored.
    Get a grip mate before bed wetting or something similar starts then you are really in trouble.

    • KGB

      Don’t worry Duncan someone else will ask the hard questions and get the answers so you can sleep at night.

      • Michelle

        he got too emotionally involved and instead of asking
        “What are Maori doing to stop this?”

        Instead it was to be another hit on JK/Govt story that has got to him because he didn’t do his job and focus on the scum who tortured and killed this young lad and the figures about Maori abuse of their young

    • Dave

      Provided again, worth another mention, the link to CYFS statement, its obvious their hands are tied, but they are firm about their statement where they can be, it suggests to me there is a LOT more going on here than we are being told about her circumstances and the background.

      http://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2016/cyf-statement-to-tv3-regarding-moko-rangitoheriri.html

      • CheesyEarWax

        Thanks for the link. There are many questions, but the MSM are too busy covering The Bachelor NZ and pimping the poor for Labour.

    • CheesyEarWax

      Garner and Mediaworks are a disgrace for journalism.

  • sandalwood789

    There seems to be a growing number of stinky oil-burning two-stroke scooters in Wellington.
    In recent times it seems like every time I go home from work I get trapped behind some scumbag riding one of those stinky things. It’s as if they have a *roster* –
    “Ok Bob, you take the 5 to 5.30 shift and I’ll do from 5.30 to 6.”

    I wish I had a diesel ute so I could overtake them and give them a blast of thick oily diesel smoke – give them some of their own medicine.

    • Asian_driver

      There is nothing better than the fragrant perfume of a 2 stroke, oh ok maybe the sound of a twostroke on the pipe

      • Odd Ball

        A quote from the movie “The Castle”..
        “If there’s one thing dad loved more than serenity, it’s a two-stroke motor at full throttle!”

  • Left Right Out
    • cows4me

      Looks like a nice place, will have to check it out, hopefully will get to Dunedin weekend next.

      • Left Right Out

        I was going to go down at the start of the month but all me mates had gone duck shooting…… buggers didn’t invite me!

      • Carl

        If you are driving when in the South Island i hope you put a T sticker on your car as I’m always told down here that the north island is a different country.

        • cows4me

          No I’ll have to put the tractors flashing light on the roof, can’t slip on the H&S Carl.

      • hookerphil

        Which way are you travelling?

        • cows4me

          Not sure yet, probably go down west coast and up the east.

          • hookerphil

            Will be able to link up most places as we are very flexible, still a pretty good autumn but the leaves have almost finished from the colours we have had.

          • cows4me

            Hi hookerphil, catching ferry this Sunday at 9 . Have to get to Wanaka Monday afternoon, staying for 4 days then the boss wants to go to Te anau, probably then go down to bluff then up east coast. Have laptop so will inform you of our adventures. Will try and catch up somewhere along the line.

    • Quinton Hogg

      Aye,
      It’s back.
      Spent a bit of time there when I was at uni.
      Put a few shekels into the renno, just to get it over the line.
      Looking forward to raising a glass there in the next few weeks.

  • Richard

    I see the first penis transplant has taken place.
    I wonder if the recipient, who was Caucasian, lucked out and the donor was a black guy?

    • Gaynor

      Probably just my sick mind but……would that transplanted penis be able to visit the wife of its former owner?

      • Isherman

        Who said it had to be a ‘wife’?

      • Richard

        If it did, would any children conceived belong to the former owner?

        • Dave

          Possibly getting a bit technical, but said penis is but a conduit for delivery of the recipients reproductive fluids…….

    • Huia

      You never know, if the donor was a black guy the recipient might be in charged with owning a lethal weapon now.
      I’m guessing here of course.

      • Mighty1

        Guess it depends where and how much was joined on.

    • Dumrse

      Rachael Smalley mentioned it this morning and amongst her own laughter hoped he didn’t make a dick of himself.
      Ed: Sp.

      • Effluent

        I wonder how funny she would think if a woman had breast reconstruction. She’d be at the head of the chorus of harpies condemning anyone who made a joke about it.

  • Nige.

    So…. A murderer “accused” (police are not looking for anyone else in relation….) balls her eyes out in the dock and shouts “get them out of here” referring to people in the public gallery.

    Why does the court comply?

    Stuff her.

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/80069921/marlborough-woman-remanded-in-custody-on-murder-charge.adaptive.html

  • STAG

    It’s official, Labour can’t get anything right, not even a press conference.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80094729/the-overcrowded-south-auckland-house-that-wasnt-overcrowded

    Because Pete is on the prowl.

    Labour fail at fact checking, research and generally failing to be able to put one foot in from of the other and lead a media pig to the swill.

    • Effluent

      It never occurs to any of the reporters to ask how come these people always have more children than they can support – invariably, that turns out to be the reason they are poor, because they have bred before acquiring skills that would enable them to support a family.

  • Nige.

    Check out these interactive photos taken during ww2 and modern times.

    Click on images to change/toggle between the two.

    http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday

    • Left Right Out

      Absolutely brilliant

    • Michelle

      Loved that, some things have not really changed

    • Orange

      Amazing! Thanks for that.

    • Les couilles de chien.

      reckon you could play this Nige?

      • Nige.

        How the hell? What the heck???

        • Les couilles de chien.

          Its an Erhu (chinese violin). I now have two, along with some weird wind instrument. ‘Burleigh pie eaters chinese tribute band’ sound like a plan?

          • Greg M

            They are very cool. An old bloke on Queen St plays one.

          • waldopepper

            looks like an early chinese multi tool. used as a bow and arrow to hunt, then tenderise the flesh with the hammer end before throwing it on the fire. full set of barbeque tools are included there by the look, and then once we have eaten use the violin and play us off to sleep. those “fiendishly clever chinese”, as bloodknock used to say.

  • MarcWills

    Stolen from Tim Blair … (pic)

  • STAG

    The Witches continues, we’ve had gruesome deaths, rotten faces, scabby scalps and frighting songs.

    One FAWN fast asleep, the other wide-eyed and rigid in bed, I might have to dial the voices back a bit. Sneaking outside to scratch their window with a stick on reflection might have been mean.

  • Disinfectant

    I have an idea for a new type if television known as the “debating channel”.

    What do others think of this?

    • So, like talkback with video?

      • STAG

        Sort of like Jerry Springer?

        • No way am going to have my DNA tested to see if I’m the father of anyone here. #missinglink

          • FornaK

            Dad?

  • [MOD] If you post an external link, please make sure people know what they are clicking on before they visit the site, and why YOU are sending them there.

    I’m going to be tougher on deleting comments that have links but aren’t clear on what awaits those brave enough to click.

  • GoingRight

    So according to Judith Collins it was inevitable Blessie’s killer was going to go onto kill, this was to justify the dept of corrections did nothing wrong. If they knew he was so high risk what on earth was he doing out of prison. It beggars belief.
    Edit -grammar

    • Spaceman Spiff

      medication at 2950fps is the answer.

    • Old Kiwi

      I understand that Simon Bridges who was the prosecutor at the time asked for preventive detention, but denied by judge at the time. He served his time and although he had 50 or so misdemeanours while in jail they had no legal reason to keep him inside, once his sentence had been served. Soft Judges appears to have been a problem for a while. All about rehabilitation and all that.

  • HunuaRanger

    Maori electorates were first introduced in 1867 and were initially intended as a temporary measure that was meant to last for a period of only 5 years.

    There have been numerous attempts to disestablish the seats since their inception with reasons that they are a form of apartheid, are unfair and give an advantage to Maori while others see them as discriminatory and offensive.

    in 1986 the Royal commission that proposed MMP also proposed the abolition of the Maori electorates as “under MMP, all parties would have to pay attention to Māori voters, and that the existence of separate Māori electorates marginalised Māori concerns”

    PDF of original the Maori Representation Act 1867: http://www.enzs.auckland.ac.nz/document.php?wid=810&action=null
    So with its entrenched racism, is it finally time to put an end to this divisive, colonial act of parliament and truly become a united country?
    Your thoughts please.

    • Mark

      My thoughts have long been that until Maori themselves are willing to propose their removal the seats should remain,I do not think the damage to race relations in this country is worth a more determined fight to abolish them.
      I am for the record completely opposed to race based seats.
      I also believe that Kiwis get along a lot better than the MSM gives us credit for.

      • HunuaRanger

        The reason the Maori electorates were established in the first place was to allow Maori to vote in the elections. At the time, to be eligible to vote one had to be both a landowner and male and although Maori owned large amounts of land it was held collectively by the large groups of Maori individuals and tribes.
        Since they were initially implemented, democracy has developed to allow for votes for women and the concept of one Man one vote, thus making the need for special Maori electorates an anachronism especially with the development of MMP.
        I don’t think Maori would be willing to propose the disestablishment of the seats as they are entrenched in the NZ political scene and self interest groups would lose out if they were, but the Question is, Are they fit for purpose in this day and age and they marginalizing legitimate Maori concerns in the process?

        • Mark

          I am a little more optimistic with regard to Maori,I think the Maori Party well realise how much good JK did them by inviting them into the tent.
          I believe more Maori leaders will emerge & run for Gen seats,this will help the many mainstream Kiwis that happen to be Maori to accept that “What is good for Maori is good for NZ”, this will lead to a resurgence in the Maori party & a partnership with National that will see an opportunity for real reform & advancement for all of NZ.
          I am optimistic enough to think I may live to see this.

        • johnandali

          Well, if councils can get away with simply appointing unelected Maoris to their committees with full voting rights, perhaps Labour might consider that we should abolish Maori seats, so that Maoris could vote in ordinary seats, but there would also be a proportion of unelected seats which would be allocated to the various iwi representatives who would also have full voting rights.. That would be fair…… wouldn’t it? After all, if the councils can do it with impunity, then so can central government. I’m kidding of course, but isn’t it the next logical step?

        • Mark

          Sorry I should add that I do indeed think they are marginalizing Maori concerns & this is part of my optimism with regard to Maori also realising they are better off in the “Mainstream” so to speak.

      • KGB

        I wonder what percentage of Maori chose to be on the general roll?
        Mr KGB has never enrolled on the Maori roll for many reasons. But his determination that Maori seats are divisive is foremost. He strongly identifies as Kiwi, not Maori. He argues the selection of candidates are often unsuitable and the general roll allows him greater choice. He tends to vote for a person not a party.
        I think you are right, until such time as Maori chose to forgo them, they are here to stay. Few Maori are as secure about who they are as Mr KGB.

        • Mark

          As I have mentioned here before the Maori I know & work with are as secure as Mr KGB,Now I am not suggesting he is not as unique & as fine a Man as you see,but I am sure you have helped make him that LOL.

          I am quite sure there are many more Maori like him,they just don’t yet have the voice all Kiwis need.That was my hope for the many good people who took on the roles in the Maori Party,they are not there yet but they are fighting the good fight.

          • KGB

            Mr KGB’s are created by good parents who raise them to be confident and proud. Not bitter and angry.
            I wish we heard more leadership from those now within the Maori Party. Pita Sharples was always quick to say what needed to be said, I miss his leadership.

    • Grizz30

      They are a form of Gerrymandering and actually probably benefit National as they remove non-National voters from the electorate. However with MMP this is now more academic rather than affecting the outcome of the election overall.

    • Kleinholz

      About half of all ‘Maori’ are on the general roll and, when I last looked at this in 2013, that had been roughly the case since 1990. In 2013, 16 ‘Maori’ MPs represented voters on the general roll, compared with the seven MPs for the Maori seats.

      The real concern though is with the definition of ‘Maori’ for the Maori roll. That changed in 1975 from at least 50% ancestry to ‘any’ ancestry. In other words, if you can claim at least one Maori ancestor, that’s enough. That could be a great, great, great, great grandparent – in other words you could have one Maori ancestor and 63 non-Maori and still be on the Maori roll. Those eligible will therefore grow even if the population as a whole does not.

      I agree that it’s too difficult to force a change – it has to come from ‘Maori’ themselves but, given vested interests, that’s unlikely. As someone else here says, we missed the opportunity when voting eligibility shifted from property-based in 1879 and also in 1893 when universal suffrage gave women the vote. Paradoxically, it was the Pakeha MPs at the time that resisted the abolition of Maori seats as they thought the flood of Maori voters on to the general roll would change their own chances of getting elected. We also missed the chance when MMP was introduced.

  • XCIA

    Mongrel rapes three year old child and gives her an STD. Judge Harvey said “As rapes go, this is one of the most serious I have ever seen” before sentencing the mongrel to nine years and nine months’ jail with a minimum non-parole period of five years. For gods sake, is this the best our justice system can offer?

    • Mighty1

      Rape? More like GBH?

  • wanarunna

    About to embark on a redecoration project which will involve replacing pinex ceiling and sloping sides with whitewashed ply. Looking at this as an opportunity to add to the tool collection and am therefore after recommendations for a nailer. Is there anyone here knowledgable enough to recommend between pneumatic or gas / angled or flat.

    • 4BY2

      Angled will get you into tighter spaces , if your looking at paslodes the straight finisher comes with an adapter comes with an adapter to shoot larger Guage brads .

  • Mark

    Indeed,one of the few things I agreed with David Lange on.

  • johnandali

    Some years ago when I worked close to Panmure and Glen Innes, money was freely available on loan to some sectors of the community. After work on pay-days, the borrowers had to report to a particular ATM in Panmure, where the lenders ensured that they got their money first. I understand that the interest rates were extortionate.

    • MaryLou

      I live in the area, and there at least 3 different brands of “Home Shopping” – clothes, whiteware, you name it – doing the rounds. You just don’t see it anywhere else, other than South Auckland. I’ve heard of someone setting up the same operation, but instead selling cars door to door. Not sure if it’s true, but I’d be willing to place money that it is.

      They don’t stand a chance.

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