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  • Carl

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    • Papillon

      Must be difficult answering the phone and saying a greeting, “Good morning Shack of…

      • Carl

        Worse if you had a lisp.

      • Goldie

        You’d have to really really practise, to make sure you go it right.

    • Cadwallader

      Good place for Labour to hold their conferences.

      • Dave

        Looks way to expensive and upmarket for them, Andy would not be comfortable amongst all that imported furniture.

      • Isherman

        Too big, couldn’t afford the rent.

    • Crowgirl

      Lol very clever

  • George

    I was clearing out some old correspondence when I came across my letter from the Minstry of Social Development at the time I received my Gold Card. Under the heading, “Welcome to your Super Gold Card”. It continued:
    “This card is issued to recognise the contribution you’ve made, and continue to make to New Zealand society.”

    As this is a circular letter and the super gold card is universal, one would assume that all the life time beneficiaries, those who spent many years locked up, those who abuse and kill children and any other assorted feral will receive the same acknowledgment recognising the contribution they’ve made, and continue to make to New Zealand society when they turn sixty five!

  • Nige.

    Ex Jaffa answered last nights question with:

    “that’d make my list”

    Whats on your bucket list?

    • hookerphil

      Another 20 years.

      • Jude

        Nicely put. I was thinking I was too young for a bucket list?

        • kayaker

          It’s never too early nor too late for said bucket list ☺️

          • Jude

            I would call it my ” to do” list?

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          Never too young to dream surely?

          • Jude

            No but for me a bucket list implies a rush to the finish line. I want my dreams fulfilled at a more sedate pace?

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            My bucket list started many years ago without said imperative so I suppose it is in effect really a ‘wish list’ rather than a bucket list.
            The earlier you start the more change you have of ticking everything off, lol.

    • Eiselmann

      A rail trip from Western Canada to Eastern Canada followed by a road trip from New York to L.A
      Disneyland.
      Attend an FA Cup FIna and an NBA game
      Run a marathon …which would be one heck of a thing since I can barely run 100 meters.
      Be published….
      Take over the world

      • Crowgirl

        That rail trip across Canada would be phenomenal. I’d like to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in the US.

        • Mountie

          Brilliant trip down the Pacific Coast, put it on your bucket list you won’t be disappointed.

      • Mountie

        That is a 7000km 8 night trip to travel across Canada. It gets a bit boring in the center 2.5 days of endless plains.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Any, or all(?), of the iconic rail trips – love trains.

    • JEL51

      When at Cape Reinga recently, the beauty of Cape Maria van Diemen was stunning. When I get my life back, walking that area is a must.

    • Wasapilot

      I want to see labour / melons / NZF lose the next 10 elections. Thinking about that for a moment, I reckon that one can be ticked off the list now.

      • willtin

        National will win the next two elections at least, one of them with Judith as PM, maybe then one more , then I can’t see beyond that.

    • Mark

      National Finals Rodeo Las Vegas.

      Other than that I have done very well as far as Dreams go. I do have plenty left, I dream big.

      • Woody

        That makes it on to our lists as well.

        • Mark

          If Flight Centre had got their act together I would have made it last year ?

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Catching a Marlin
      Going to the Three Kings (first two not necessarily mutually exclusive)
      Visiting Potsdam, where my ancestors are from
      Firing a RPG – likely to be in Vietnam or Cambodia
      Exploring Changi (where the prison and military camp were) – I was born there.
      Cooking a Turducken

      • willtin

        I went to school at Changi, for a few months.
        Is that catch and release the Marlin?
        I want to fire a Vickers MG and cook/serve Peking Duck.

      • STAG

        Lamb in Pig in Cow.

        • Nige.

          yuuuumo!

          In pastry?

      • STAG

        For desert you must have a Pake, Pie in a Cake, mu brother can give you the recipe.

    • goat

      Longer weekends to have a look around our own backyard in the south island – tourists come here by the truckloads – why dont the locals have a look around as well ?

    • Spiker

      The Big Sandy Shoot in Arizona has been on my list for some time. Sadly it’s not any closer, but I did get a lotto ticket for tomorrow night. mgshooters.com/

    • Dave

      England, Europe, minus a few now dodgy countries around the area now.

    • willtin

      A visit to the sub-Antarctic Islands.

    • Left Right Out

      Play a game of Ice Hockey with my son (he;s only 7)
      Have a dance with my daughter at her 21st (20 more years)
      A huge multi destination holiday with my wife

      Highlanders to win Super Rugby….tick!!!

    • Isherman

      A Tottenham match at White Heart Lane, preferably an EPL final against Arsenal.
      Own a tank.
      Have a flight at Mach II (or supersonic at a minimum), F4 Phantom would do.
      Grand tour of the Middle East.

    • Curly1952

      Be allowed to walk up and down the side line during an AB test match. Unlikely to be allowed but would be great to hear the repartee between players and hear the big hits etc. Dreams are free

    • Goldie

      Lots of things I’d like to do. But something that caught my eye recently: Apparently you can do a guided Kentucky Bourbon Trail… Sounds pretty good to me!

    • Huia

      I would like to go back to Canada and then right up into Alaska, I have been in the lower regions of Alaska but want to go back and further North.
      Finish making a quilt for each of my family members, am only halfway through the family at this moment.
      Would like to finish a book I’ve been playing with.
      I would love to walk either part of, or all of the Appalachian Trail.
      I have a desire to go to Parliament to observe and just for my own personal visit be able to shout, “Shut the hell up when someone is speaking you rude son of a pig” when they heckle and act like kids and halfwits. (and I stand by that statement).
      I would like to see the sun come up and slowly bring the Pyramids into the morning light, on my own of course, no other tourists are to be there.
      I also need a few more more years of seeing the Pohutukawa’s come into their crimson glory, they are a sight to behold in the full bloom.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Grandchildren. I made a vow when my two were teenagers that I’d never put pressure on them to have their own kids if they chose not to, but as the years roll by its getting harder to keep to that vow.

    • Sailor Sam

      Chicago to Santa Monica on Route 66 in a Ford Mustang.

    • Odd Ball

      I made up a bucket list about 20 years ago.
      Then I thought,.. What am I waiting for?.
      So I went & did them all!

  • Jude

    Angry Andy holding out for the Auditor General to investigate the “stinks to high heaven” transaction. I admire Mrs. Hagamans ability to maintain dignity after this poitically motivated hit on her family’s reputation.
    She quite rightly pointed out there is a process to follow to query concerns, had Little followed that , no legal proceedings would be necessary.
    Again Little shows he is the weak link in Labour. I hope Adern’s father is called to give evidence on how they went about appointing the Board that made the final decision re management contract of the Hotel.

    • Pluto

      Well he’s given everything else a try so why not martyrdom.
      Fits in well with the angry union boss routine too.

      • Jude

        Well if this plays out in election year , I think Labour are doomed. Are people going to be donating to fight an election campaign or Angry Andy’s legal bill.
        If the Auditor General comes back with nothing to investigate. Angry Andy may apologise, belatedly then claim the Hagamans are being unreasonable persuing their claim.
        Little is a liability for Labour?

        • hookerphil

          Don’t need the last two words Jude.

    • Carl

      TV 3 news update. The Little non apology was not even mentioned. If this was John Key it would have taken up the first 10 mins of the bulletin.

      • Gaynor

        If this was John Key (and I doubt that John is stupid enough ) there would have been a day by day count down leading the news every night.

      • niggly

        Heard Radio NZ mention it a few times – even Checkpoint with John Campbell mentioned it (hahaha Andrew Little)!

    • Isherman

      His letter to the Hagamans legal team apparently peddled his line from last week..”I have a constitutional duty to hold the govt to account with the expenditure of public funds”. Fine, but I’m dying to know how he thinks that role can possibly extend to cover making unfounded, unsupported and unproven defamatory insinuations of corruption, outside the house and therefore not protected by privilege. He now has to effectively prove it was corruption, and I’m not sure the secondary defence of ‘honest opinion’ would save him. Consummate retard of the first order.

      • Left Right Out

        I’m buying popcorn… this is going to be fun

      • Dave

        I would also question, if he does have a “constitutional duty to hold the government to account” He might want to point out things he or his shambles of a party don’t like, but is it a constitutional duty – I doubt it, then as others point out, its highly unlikely there was anything wrong.

        Then you have to consider the stupidity of the man, hey big funders, we sue other funders if we don’t like them. Way to raise funds and appeal to businesses Andy, you have nothing to gain here. Mind you, he only has a few %%% points to Lose and they might be gone already according to Freed.

        • Goldie

          It may not be a “constitutional duty” to hold the government to account, but the whole point of having an opposition is to do just that.But what they can’t seem to get their heads around is that that does NOT mean that they are required to be automatically against absolutely anything the Government does. They seem to believe that they are required to be be anti-everything, even if their stance would be detrimental to the social / economic / diplomatic status of the country, or even if it is pretty much the same as there own policy!

          • Nige.

            Is it really a constitutional duty to oppose? This is the thing through. They are supposed to be an “alternative”. If they weren’t so on the attack and negative all the ye and offered some actual thought out ideas and….. “POLICY”…..they may actually gain a few points.

          • Goldie

            I agree, but I was trying to say it’s not their duty to simply oppose everything, but to hold the government to account for the things they get wrong?

          • Nige.

            Yeah fair enough. I wish there would be more holding Dunne to account.

          • Goldie

            He is becoming a waste of space!

        • Beria

          The rights are to raise the matter in the House, not on a breakfast show: he should know that.

      • zotaccore

        interesting whether a court would rule that constitutional duty allows freedom to act outside the law. Little has screwed up big time and that Hagamans (although they won’t need it) will have supporters lining up to financially support him if needed. Little, being a lawyer, may well have forgotten Defamation 101.

  • kayaker

    Oh no! I’ve just seen a clip on OneNews. More and more tourists are arriving in NZ and living in vans! Things have just gone too far in NZ. Our international reputation is ruined! Where are Angry and Material Girl when we need them?

    • hookerphil

      Did they talk about how the blue self contained stickers are available for purchase on the internet in Europe to stick on the same said vans that you wouldn’t even have room to sit down to pee in let alone waste water storage etc.?

      • kayaker

        The sky is definitely falling in.

        • willtin

          I recently travelled over the hills between Turangi and our beautiful Ruapehu District. I stopped at the top and was so disgusted with the mainly plastic bottle pollution that I found, I made a quick video. I’ve tried to post it here, I need to know better how to do so. Absolutely disgusting pollution of our so-called pristine environment.

          • Nige.

            Upload to YouTube then share link. Ensure it is public

      • willtin

        That sucks, and there is no or little way to police it here.

        • hookerphil

          As a Motor Home Association member with a proper blue sticker I quite agree it sucks. Two Monday mornings ago there were 19 cars and 4 vans parked up in a DOC piece of land just out of Omarama (S.I.). Could be wrong but don’t think there is a toilet there, willing to bet the bushes would probably have received a hiding and that nothing would have gone into a donation/charge tin. Love tourists coming here but we do not have this aspect right yet.

          • Huia

            We are also Motor Home Association members Hookerphil. I think these small vans are issued with portable toilets but they are sealed. If the seal is broken because the toilet has been used, they are charged $200 cleaning charge when the van is returned.
            They don’t want to pay the extra so don’t use them.
            Had a couple of vans on a Freedom camping area we were in a couple of weeks ago but didn’t catch them using the undergrowth. There were about 20 odd Association members in the same site and I imagined all the eyes watching these vans to have a go at them if they were seen using the undergrowth.
            Often in the morning when I go for a walk along the beach there are back packers and bikers sleeping on the beach, no toilets around.
            It would be lovely to have the freedom to pack around the country like that, wake up on a beautiful beach after watching the stars all night, but there is a price for us to pay with their waste.

      • Dave

        Simple, everyone renting a van without a blue sticker is given notice they must not affix any stickers to the vehicle etc etc, and if they do, up to 4 years in prison and 25K in fines. Law change of course, but it is fraud for starters.

        • hookerphil

          A lot of these vans are the small white” builders” vans that are apparently sold from one tourist to another on departure/arrival.

    • Eiselmann

      And so many immigrants ,causing home prices to increase, oh for the days when a stadium load left every year cause that didn’t tarnish NZ’s reputation…./sarc

    • willtin

      Maybe they are conniving to buy out Wicked vans?

  • Wasapilot

    Seen the teacher union spokeswoman, the principals union angry man on one news bleating about charter schools. She said no evidence to back their success. RUBBISH!

    • Brian

      He went on about how he heard that some charter schools used bribes to get kids to come to their school like offering free uniforms stationery etc well guess what! Many state school schools do exactly the same thing!

      • willtin

        I was lost for words listening to that so-called spokesman for an education facility. Is it also his opinion that giving kids a breakfast when they arrive at school is also a bribe? How is this incentive, by providing assistance, different to the other?

        • Usaywot

          And he was fair frothing at the mouth.

          • willtin

            I would describe him as hyped.

      • Left Right Out

        I chocked on my indian when I heard him ranting…. I would have thought that this is a good thing,,, keeping costs down etc… will he complain about schools offering a breakfast? hwat about the fact a lot of state schools offer stuff to get the best sporting kids!!!…. absolutely no substance to his argument….. whats the saying… explaining is losing

  • Gazza

    Go the Hagmans :)

    • Wasapilot

      If angry sets up a givealittle thingy to pay his legal bills, the Hagermans should too. It would be facinating to see who would get the most, my money would not be on angry little man.

      • Gazza

        I think the angry one has listened to his own press , I clearly remember the day he was threatened with legal action , he said , I wont be bullied into shutting my mouth , I no for a fact the Earl is virtually retired from the company , he has really nothing to do with the every day running of the company at all , cant wait for the Auditor general , what the heck will he say then , from what I can see an outside company gave what they thought was the best company to run the resort , remembering of cause this was the only NZ chain to be in the running

  • pisces8284

    Refresh for pic

  • Left Right Out

    Blue backchat mic noted and appreciated

    • Wasapilot

      I wonder is a few yellow dots could be added?

      • KGB

        One

    • Richard

      Definitely a more accurate representation of the percentage of seats held in the house.

    • Curly1952

      Great change!

  • Wasapilot

    Still a bit of time to get your super rugby picks in if you haven’t already.

    This weeks hot tip – the mighty Hurricanes will not lose this weekend.

    • Gazza

      Maybe next week :) go the Landers HAHA

    • Left Right Out

      Has become very wet in Christchurch tonight with heavy rain likely for the game v Waratahs…. will make it an interesting forwards game

      mind you this is the first rain for sooooo long and is very much needed

      • Gazza

        Go the Waratahs LOL

      • Wasapilot

        Abslougely pouring in Saint Martins LRO, we need the rain.

        Now if we could have rain at night, dry during the day that would be great. Could be labours next election promise ?

        • Left Right Out

          This little low has plonked itself over us, so not a lot of wind, lots of rain…. is going to rain through tomorrow morning now…. could make for some rather large puddles on the fields tomorrow as the grounds are just so hard… I may end up not doing any winter sport coffee… bum!

    • Jude

      Ha Ha ?!

  • Richard

    Mass hysteria in the media about a British golf club upholding their no women members policy, which incidentally has been the same stance for the last couple hundred years or more.

    However, when it comes to calling out Islam on it’s brutal measures enforced on their own female population……..crickets chirping.

    • Nige.

      gentlemen only ladies forbiden

  • KGB

    I had a little (okay then, big) rant this morning about State Houses. To sum it up, evict those paying market rent making room for genuine need.
    An unlikely fairy godmother (Paula Bennett) has granted my wish. She will be moving them along into private rentals:)
    It’s nice when National behave like National.

    • Carl

      This was the carton in the Otago daily times today. (pic)

  • Dave

    Cowboys V Brissie Broncos here in Townsville tonight, go the Cowboys….. otherwise we might have to call you the Cowgirls, or Cowkids, or just the calves, or borrow that term from Smalley, and call them the Heifers and Lardo’s .

    • Spiker

      Chuck some keplar on them and they’ll be Bronco proof.

      • Dave

        Having trouble finding Keplar online, do ZB sell it ??

        • Aucky

          I believe so. They sell it by the lard.

  • kiwisnab

    Found my self in Paris in the eighties with a group of friends. Visited Jim’s grave with supplies. Listened to music while having a few beers and what not. Got the impression from the locals there was a party there most days…

    • Les couilles de chien.

      Found my self in Paris in the Nineties with a group of friends………….SNAP!

      • hookerphil

        Late 90’s looking quite tatty but Security Guard still around.

  • willtin

    All Power to Parker tomorrow night. Is anyone going to watch it live? and what is your address?

    • hookerphil

      At $49 and $1.25 TAB Parker against $3.75, don’t think so.

      • willtin

        I feel he is the best contender to come out of NZ for quite some time. I will go and lay a dollar on him.

  • Isherman

    Well, someone can tell the boss to chalk up another happy Incite subscriber, damn fine read If I may say so…unless you’re Andy, in which case, not so much.

    • Melissa

      First month for me too, Well worth it.

  • So I’m in a motel right now watching the game on Sky Sport 1, and I’m amazed to discover the quality of the image isn’t any better than my usual bootleg source. Why people pay for this is beyond me.

    • Dave

      Enjoy your holiday Pete!

      • Holiday? Pah. I’m working now. And I’ll be working tomorrow :)

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          ..

          • That looks like a large one.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Nothings to good for you.

          • Nothing is good enough.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Not even a Burleigh pie?

          • Nige.

            So…..i found out today I can post a dozen up to Auckland (or anywhere) frozen for $105.

          • Goldie

            I love me a good pie! potentially could be a starter. I must admit if I had occasion to pass that way I would be tempted to make a detour based on your recommendations!

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Being a pie aficionado I shall get back to you on that – freezer full right now but dying to try these famous pies.

          • Gazza

            Perhaps you could play that for poor old Andy dolittle when he starts to realise he has made a huge mistake and starts to whinge LOL
            Wait , what will he be like when he starts trying to answer the pesky questions he has so much difficulty with HAHAHA

        • Disinfectant

          That pesky mobile phone! Hmmm.

          • Not to mention the free WiFi

    • Spiker

      Sky might be getting it from the same source to save a few bucks.

      • Isherman

        And yet the share price has had a slight rise today, still at $4.20 odd.

        • The investors clearly don’t get it. All that needs to happen is for Sky to lose its rugby rights and its a dead duck. I’d rather have my money elsewhere.

          • hookerphil

            Will keep in until the end of the NPC, that period includes the Olympics and then we will cut it.

          • Jude

            If they lost the rugby and Burt said the cricket, we would be out too. Mainly the rugby.

    • Richard

      Tell the Motelier he probably needs a satellite signal booster…common problem in badly designed Motel/Hotel set ups.

  • Disinfectant

    Boris’s old man was Turkish.

  • Nermal

    I have to disagree. I was there too. I was amongst the thousands who walked out because he was so drunk he could barely stand and and couldn’t sing to save himself. The crowd was so angry bottles were flying all over the place. Changed stations if I heard him after that.

    • Roland

      Same at QE2 stadium in Christchurch, so drunk he could hardly stand up. Everyone around started singing ‘roll out the barrel’. Now whenever l hear him on the radio is like a bad trip revisited

    • willtin

      It was my very first concert, newly back to NZ from an army brat’s overseas sojourn, I thought this is New Zealand, this is cool.

  • Patmac

    Golf!!!!! Gentlemen only ladies forbidden

    • HunuaRanger

      Gentlemen only ladies, forbidden!
      or
      Gentlemen, only ladies forbidden?
      or
      is this just another ploy by the LGBTQIA+ brigade to confuse us?
      Punctuation the art the media lost, :o)

    • Nige.

      I think I said that earlier. Were you listening to Kent John’s talking to Eddie Everywhere today too?

  • Duchess of Pork

    Considering that the aim was for the competition to be “as filthy and insulting as possible about Recep Erdogan” Murray should have awarded himself an own goal. His offering far outshone the limp effort of Johnsons imo. But good to see there were an outstanding number of entries in Arabic.

  • Isherman

    Anybody else seen these Kiwi fellas?, I was shown it today, they’re a bunch of larrakins all right, but not untalented either. Not my usual sort of clip but I thought it worth a showing to see what others reckon.

  • Greg M

    And now for something completely different. Our Russian friends have come up with some fairly ummm, special machines over the years but this one from 1966 has to be a prizewinner.
    A jet powered railcar good for 250 kmh ( around 155 mph ), looks like a bit of amusement would be had in this thing. ( pic )

    • Nige.

      I love the way the Russians think outside the boxski

      • Isherman

        Oh yeah…

        • XCIA

          A useful device to rid the autobahn of slow drivers in the fast lane.

          • Isherman

            As long as you used a recoilless one though on that frame:)

  • Miss Phit

    Well Sky got my letter today. Im cutting right back until I can sort a replacement.

    • Nige.

      It’s called Chromecast

      • Isherman

        Have you (or anyone else) got the new one?

        • Nige.

          Nah

  • Gaynor

    I know the Pope is a bit radical but this is just plain wrong..

    The Pope says that ISIS’ conquest of the Middle East is just like Jesus sending out his disciples.

    I must have missed that bible chapter where Jesus’ disciples behead people, force them into sex slavery and make them pay a tax on pain of death if they refuse to convert.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/18/pope-francis-spreading-the-gospel-is-no-different-than-waging-jihad/

    • Goldie

      I think you’ll find that throughout history, the same if not worse things have been done by ‘Christians’. The problem is that Islam still believes they are in the medieval era.

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