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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1941 Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman) singer, songwriter and musician solo and member of The Traveling Wilburys.

    Born today in 1947 Albert Bouchard drummer with Blue Oyster Cult.

    Died today in 1963 Elmore James blues singer, songwriter and guitarist of a heart attack aged 45. He was an influence on many blues and rock guitarists.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0

    Today in 1969 “Get Back” by The Beatles went to number on The Billboard’s Pop chart becoming the group’s 17th US number 1 single. It featured (a credited) Billy Preston on the electric piano and as such he was the only non-Beatles artist to be credited on a Beatles single.

    Today in 1991 Gene Clark, vocalist for The Byrds died after suffering a heart attack aged 49.

  • Carl

    Go Charlie. (pic)

  • George

    I was reading the comments on Stuff associated with Andrew Little’s “housing” speech. By all accounts it is only a matter of time until he is our next PM. It staggers me that so many can live in a world of fantasy. How they can glean any comfort and enthusiasm from the tripe he delivered only confirms how uninformed they are and how entrenched their ignorance is. Not that I expected anything else though, from a socialist audience. Each glowing reference of St Andrew was accompanied with the totally predictable condemnation of the devil himself, JK.

    Now, I suppose the opposite observation could be levied to the comments expressed here, however there are glaring exceptions. Almost all of the contributors to this site have taken responsibility for their lives. They do not seek state intervention to survive. They do not expect to have their lives subsidised by other tax payers. They have taken the responsibility to house and feed their families. They like the “freedom” to choose what is the best option for their children’s education. They recognise real “poverty” and give generously. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the picture. We are not saints, nor are we beyond the threshold for criticism but what have we done to engender such despicable condemnation of our independence and achievements? We contribute the most in revenue and take the least from the state. Many choose private education and medical care, freeing up the resourses of the state. We create employment, we trade locally and internationally providing sound commerce that keeps this country prosperous.

    But according to the socialists, we are just “rich pricks” and guess what! Most of us aren’t.

    • shykiwibloke

      And I think that is the key to debating with the dreamers – get them to describe precisely at what point someone becomes ‘rich’. How much do they have to have I the bank, what do they need to own or earn per annum, they won’t be able to, or won’t believe there aren’t sufficient numbers of these people to extract sufficient tax from to fund their dreams.

    • ex-JAFA

      “We contribute the most in revenue and take the least from the state.”

      That probably qualifies us as fools – at least, in the eyes of some.

    • Left Right Out

      I liken those who comment about how great the reds are and how bad Nats are to those who go and buy something on interest free terms… they think in the now and don’t see the entire picture. All they see is what they are getting, not what they will end up paying back….

    • DemocKot

      Speaking of Socialists and their “illusions”….
      A Tweet that has not stood the test of time

  • Gazza

    With the last 2 polls the last couple of days , can we now put the Panama papers behind us now ? , the poll never budged at all , thank Hagar the horrible

  • Dave

    It might be that a Butcher in a lovely seaside town 350 km south of Sydney has come up with an ideal way of reducing or indeed, eliminating someone becoming a Suicide Bomber.

    Feed everyone in Australia Bacon for breakfast.

    The poor chap put it on his blackboard, and has copped the wrath of the PC brigade, and the thumbs up from locals. Go him.

    http://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/story/3923785/narooma-butcher-says-he-meant-no-offence-with-bacon-bomber-sign/

    • Odd Ball

      I’ve found that most Aussies just don’t have a sense of humour anymore, resulting in a heightened sense of self referenced, moral superiority.
      It’s interesting that it appears he’s been accused of racism.

  • Nige.

    Sandlewood answered last nights question with:

    “Cameron. We’re spoiled for choice.”

    What is a stand-out WO article for you from this week or from recent memory?

    • Carl

      The sports quiz. Just a bit harder next time would be good. I do enjoy Saturdays quiz each week to see how much notice I’ve been taking.

      • Suck up.

        bans Carl

        • Nige.

          …..Bans Nige.

    • Wasapilot

      POTD by Lux. I think it was yesterdays that had a story about a gangland “mole” who was very good at certain things.

      • Nige.

        My daughter and I read the poltergeist one together the other night. It was pretty neat.

        • Wasapilot

          I read that one too. You could load next weekends quiz with questions re Luxes marvellous POTD posts Nige.

          • Nige.

            i thought i was being devilish by including questions from parliament question time (which has proven to be not as easy as i first thought).

            Good idea

    • JEL51

      Being “Boonslanged” with it’s continuing downfall/repercussions has to be the most significant event of the year so far.

  • Carl

    The view of the Remarkables driving home from work tonight. (pic)

    • kayaker

      I love it when the sunset hits The Remarkables.

    • Left Right Out

      Envy

    • KGB

      Beautiful shot Carl?

    • Nige.

      Cant believe Pete wasted a featured comment on some nerd stuff over a picture of the remarkables. For shame.

      • Fine. I’ll put the picture up and break Whaleoil loading. Everyone can thank Nige.

        • Nige.

          No itll be Carls fault.

          • Carl

            Can I be left out of this please.

          • 1:21? Your judgement is in question Carl.

          • Carl

            I didn’t go back and watch the end.

          • I took one for you Carl. And all you can do is be mean.

          • Carl

            If I posted a video I would watch it to the end before I put it up

          • Nige.

            Now theres a guy with a spare 1:21!!!

          • I truly didn’t consider it a viable risk that anyone would last the whole video.

          • Nechtan

            Carl?

          • He got it. Keep up.

          • Nechtan

            Good grief I have to read comments and also see who up votes?
            Last time I looked I was a bloke, all this multitasking might be too much.

          • Carl

            I up voted you as that’s about where I got to.

    • Usaywot

      As the American said from the top of the gondola “Those incredibles are truly remarkable”

  • NOTICE: For people using Firefox that had the problem of the page never loading, I finally managed to figure out what the problem was. (For the nerds, it was a javascript optimisation service that is part of Cloudflare).

    • Left Right Out

      yes…. thats just what i was think… cloudflare…..lol

      • So…. nobody wants my job then. Oh well…

        • Left Right Out

          only if it tells me what javascript or cloudflares are….

      • LovetoTeach

        I’m going to use that for my excuse for everything from now on…cloudflare

    • sandalwood789

      *Great* work finding that problem! Firefox is running *much* better with the WO site now.
      I had to use Chromium for a while as I couldn’t even comment with FF – the page just kept continually trying to load. Well done!

      • It’s taken me weeks of testing to narrow it down. Finally it clicked.

    • XCIA

      My mother always said that UFO’s hide in the clouds…….

    • Woody

      Great stuff,although I had got used to not being able to use Firefox for WO

      • I can just block your IP and then you’ll appreciate it more when (if) I let you back on?

        #serviceminded

  • I have a treat for you all. I have known for some time that there is a secret part of Nige’s life. He is quite the star in Japan where he is part of a band called LADYBABY.

    I managed to get a clip just today. Ladies and Gentlemen – Nige, and LADYBABY!!!

    .

    (yes, that’s him!)

    .

    • Wasapilot

      Nice skirt Nige. Oh, and your flams are outstanding.

    • Nechtan

      I lasted 1.21 (sorry Nige you were great though!)

      • Nige.

        27 secs

        • It’s always hard to see yourself, isn’t it Nige.

          • Nige.

            thats why i always avoid mirrors.

      • 1:21 is actually concerningly long

      • Wasapilot

        The best part is at the very end, you are missing out Nechtan

        • Nechtan

          I’ll take your word for it.

          • I’ll take the risk. I’ll report back shortly.

          • Nah. He was trying to trick you.

        • Nechtan

          Yes it ended, so I’ll give you that.

      • JEL51

        Nice legs, eh!

    • Nige.

      I thought i saw someone hiding behind times square.

    • Isherman

      “In the end, society can always just change its dress” – 2.02…gotta love it:)

  • sandalwood789

    This is soooooo spot-on!

    • I feel I should defend that. Muslim women do have rights. It states “any rights”. That’s demonstrably false.

      • Johnno

        “Any rights”, like short leash……

      • Jimmie

        Yeah they have the right to be bashed in an approved manner.

        Also the right to walk around in public covered from head to toe in order to stop themselves being molested.

        What about the right for two women’s testimony to equal one man’d testimony in Court?

        The right to have rapists imprisoned only if 4 good muslim men were witnesses to the rape?

        Oh and if they uncover their ankles, they have the right to be brutally murdered in an honor killing.

        Lots of rights for them females – how dare they think they deserve more.

        • And has happened in New Zealand how many times?

  • KatB

    Bruce out and about today in Stratford. Looking up Broadway towards our Glockenspiel. The Glockenspiel has Romeo and Juliet figurines come out and perform four times a day.

    • spanishbride

      Great to see Bruce enjoying himself. Have I missed any other photos of his time with you? I post them all to his FB page as I receive them.

      • KatB

        I posted a couple of photos on backchat when I got him, about 10 days ago. One shot was of him on a pushbike, so that’s definitely got to be a keeper!! Unfortunately I’ve been busy and weathers been awful so Bruce has had a bit of a quiet stay so far. Hope to get out with him a bit more then I guess he’ll be looking for his next accommodation.

        • spanishbride

          I missed those, would you mind e-mailing them to me using the e-mail [email protected] or posting them on his FB page? Thanks heaps :)

          • KatB

            I’ve emailed them to you. (Hopefully I haven’t emailed you all my photos lol, my computer knowledge is very extensive….not).

    • Huia

      I hope he has got a scarf and a beanie because it is starting to look very Taranaki with the snow on the old girl.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Just moved down this way and was funny going out yesterday and suddenly everyone seemed to be sporting a beanie. Will obviously have to indulge to ‘fit in’.

  • KatB

    Finally a glimpse of our mountain since it got it’s first coating of snow after being bare for many months

    • AL357

      The view up the road makes me homesick!!

      • KatB

        Mt Egmont is one thing I miss when I go away.

  • KGB

    We started painting our house today and realise how ‘old’ we have become.
    Everything hurts, I can barely raise my bourbon glass to my mouth. My back is killing me, my arms are limp, Mr KGB’s artificial knee is complaining, and we’re both too tired to run a bath.
    What a great day!!!!
    It’s been a while since I felt so exhausted, it’s quite invigorating. ?

    • KatB

      I think maybe more bourbon will make you feel a whole lot younger, at least for tonight, can’t guarantee what tomorrow will feel like though.

      • KGB

        Have fun with Bruce. Make sure you fill in his diary. I am sure SB will enjoy the tales of all his hosts. I envy her reading his journey of billets throughout NZ. ?
        Isn’t his suitcase gorgeous.

        • KatB

          It is very quaint. Maybe we’ll have to have a segment on WO when Bruce gets home, “The Diary Of a Wandering Fish”. Or maybe, “My Life Living Rough”, the Story of Bruce the Whale Who Had to Leave Auckland to Find Accommodation.

          • Dave

            “The Diary of a Wandering fish” Excellent, but can i suggest.

            “The Diary of a Wandering Whale”

            PS: Love to see him in a selfie with JK, even A Little Man whilst he is still leader of the losers.

          • KatB

            Oooohhh the challenge is on to see if a Whale Oiler can achieve the above mentioned task. And you’re right, wandering whale sounds much better.

          • KGB

            What a great challenge!
            Message to future hosts, ‘Selfie Competition’ is on.

        • spanishbride

          I promise to share with all the whaleoilers it should be a fascinating read :)

    • Left Right Out

      I can sense a working Bee being organised….. especially if we get fed and drink

      • KGB

        No.1 son’s a painter!
        One is always too afraid to ask. They are always busy making their own way.
        It is far more satisfying to just do it, suffer, and celebrate the independence.

        • KatB

          When you’ve finished yours, ours needs painting too.

        • Left Right Out

          I have planned to paint our place this summer….. just in time for when my folks move back from Oz….. it will occupy them for a while

  • wilson

    Watching the news tonight. Women on TV with 8 kids. No home. My 9 year old daughter yells out, why have you got 8 kids lady. Who said education system is failing our kids

    • Maisie

      There were two of them actually, both eighth kids. One owes WINZ $74k for motel accom, had 8 kids 11yrs to a baby only a few months old! I was yelling at the screen just stop breeding! It is so frustrating.

      • Wheninrome

        They have already bred , it is too late for this lot.

        • Dave

          Now, she still needs to stop Breeding, or in a few years it will reach 10…… 12……. 16……… when will it stop?

      • Blue

        And I just read on stuff website that she has had two of those children while living in the motels.

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          To be fair there’s not a lot to do in a motel!! :-))

          • Blue

            And the husband gave up his job to help her as she got depressed. Having a husband not working is not really going to help with the depression.

      • KGB

        Really? I missed the news.
        How can that make sense?
        If one has 8 kids and nowhere to live, running up a $70k debt is in no-ones interest. That must stop!
        If there is a house available in Kawerau, Gore, Hamilton, or Lower Hutt, she must take it in the best interests of her children.
        It is ridiculous to load her with a debt she can never repay, or this burden on the taxpayers.
        Move or lose.

        • Korau

          No, no. Not in Lower Hutt!! Too close to me.

          Auckland Island is the place. No sperm donors there.

          • Dave

            Suggest over the Hill with a toll gate at the top, and its ideal as Trevor can look after them all. Wainuiomata it is then!

        • Sagacious Blonde

          P’s the problem.
          Save the kids; let her sleep under a bridge.

    • Huia

      My Mr Huia with no political views at all is becoming quite angered by all the nonsense from the left.
      The other night I heard him shout ” shut up you moron and get a real job”, I sneaking in to see who he was shouting at and it was Angry Little Andy.
      Tonight there were shouts of ” keep your knees closed you dopey fool” and it turned out he was watching the poor being touted and treated so badly by everyone but themselves.
      He is slowly waking up to the propaganda thank goodness.

    • johnandali

      It’s also in the Herald tonight.

  • KatB

    Bruce thought he’d like to feel the wind through his gills today, since he’s only got a car licence, it had to be a ride on a Spyder.

    • Mark

      I hope the big advantage of those was taken & no helmet was worn ;)

      • KatB

        Yes exactly!

        • Mark

          If I thought I could put up with the outrage generated by the “Owners Group” at the temerity of me riding around helmetless I’d be tempted to buy one as they look fantastic & I hear they are great fun!

          • KatB

            I’ve got to be honest, I’ve never ridden one, but yes the owners love them and I think they do have quite a cool look to them. And only needing a car licence probably helps attract some people too.

          • Mark

            I have an old mate that owns one,have not had a ride yet. I signed up for a dealers ride experience one time & then read the fine print & decided I was waaaaay too liable in an accident even if not at fault so I cancelled the ride.

          • KatB

            If you did want a test drive, you could check out different dealerships, they may use different waiver forms. It can vary from dealer to dealer.

    • willtin

      We test rode one some years ago. They aren’t motorbikes, but I can imagine them lending some fun to a weekend café cruise.

  • Usaywot

    I’ve just picked myself up off the floor where I was rolling around laughing. A Facebook page recommendation just popped up in my side bar. It is called “Nicky Hagar New Zealand is behind You”. He has the grand total of 1166 people behind him.. New Zealand behind him? Really? Aren’t some people deranged.I have no idea why it popped up. The only time I’ve mentioned him has been to criticise him.

    • Gazza

      Greenies , I bet Turei is one behind him

    • Dave

      I think its named the “A Vance NZ Love Hagar” movement.

    • spanishbride

      If he is balanced precariously on the edge of a muddy puddle I am behind him ;)

      • willtin

        Several of us I’m sure, would ‘Have his Back’ should he stand near a puddle.

      • Huia

        Especially if I was driving a tank. Then I would make contact with the skinny one.

  • Left Right Out

    money for meth…. but not housing….. hmmmm

  • Disinfectant

    I keep nudgung my data limits.

    Whale oil is inadvertently boosting Sparks profits.

    • johcar

      Go unlimited. You won’t regret it!

      • Hailstormers

        Unlimited fibre. Great stuff

        • johcar

          Hear! Hear!

          200 down and 20 up, naked, for just $120 a month!

          And I can even keep track of what I use now. Spark have recently enabled the broadband meter for fibre (used to be only available for copper BB)…

    • Dumrse

      Look around. I’m on unlimited fibre for $49/mth.

      • Alfred12

        Really? Who with? I’m on unlimited fiber with spark @ $79 per month.

          • Alfred12

            I called them and asked them to cancel as I was moving to VF. VF’s offer was better & included free my sky rental. Spark came back offering a better deal again & included free light box and a discount deal. The deal is only for 12 months, spark has a dedicated subscriber retention team,

        • Dumrse

          Trust Power. $79/12 after the first year.

  • XCIA

    Why, I wonder have all these wonderful altruistic human beings who are the pride of the left not started a major campaign to take a homeless person home.

    • Nige.

      Good call. It would solve the “problem” overnight.

    • Isherman

      To do that would mean accepting it’s partly their problem, or ours collectively, but of course as we know, it all John Keys fault isn’t it, so its not their problem to fix, but it’s our problem, because we enabled John Key to do it. See.

      • XCIA

        The Left are sooooo charitable, especially towards their own ;-)

  • Left Right Out

    For the Vegans… you poor souls

    (pic)

    • Aucky

      That left foot definitely needs looking at.

      • Goldie

        You’d have to wonder whether “he” has been wearing high heels all his life!

    • willtin

      Carroted artery problem by the looks of it.

  • Nige.

    Obama a few weeks ago was cuddling up to Cuba. … communist country.

    Now cuddles up to veitnam …… another communist country…

    And the media just fawn all over it.

    Is 1 + 1 still 2?

    • RockinBob625

      Yes, 1 + 1 = 2, however Vietnam is in the TPPA so……

      Actually, I dont care. He’s not my country’s leader.

      • JEL51

        Maybe TPPA will have an effect but friends born, raised then fled, says that it is now run/owned by the Big neighbour in the North.

      • Nige.

        Obama is a communist.

    • RockinBob625

      As you are the resident muso, can I suggest this to you.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N0srveuRC_Y

      • Nige.

        Wow. That was really good. Here is something I shared with Greg m late last night that I thought deserved a bit more coverage.

        I was particularly impressed with the 6 or more stringed fretless bass.

        https://youtu.be/GeCWvkBGZqI

        • Greg M

          Definitely worth a re screening. The bass looks the biz, BEADGC stringing by the sound of it. Awesome.

    • Odd Ball

      1+1 = whatever big brother says it is..

  • KatB

    I hope the poor lady is being compensated for having to live in those mysteriously contaminated houses. On a serious note, I hope the motels she’s stayed at have had their rooms tested too.

  • Dave

    A clear cut 100% case for…

    a) Removal of children, danger from Meth & mum, break the cycle NOW.
    b) Sterilization or NO more benefits, a clear case of no ability to stop breeding,& cant provide the basics in life as it is.
    c) Ban forever from a state house, she can become a nun for all I care.

    PS: “she has a 1 year ban, and has to rent in the private sector” How on earth does she stand any chance of getting a dog kennel in the private sector, 1) meth, 2) 8 kids, 3) No money honey, 4) dodgy boyfriends / breeding partners, but they are “good chefs”

    Perhaps John Campbell can let her move in with him and his family. Sure they will easily fit in the spare rooms, and good company for John over a BBQ.

  • KGB

    There is only 1 option.
    Remove the children, tie the tubes, and plonk her in rehab.
    Nothing else will fix this. Why do they make it so complicated?

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Human Rights and whatever other ‘right she feels she has’ is what makes this complicated.

      • KGB

        Human Rights should address the rights of the 8 children 1st.

        • OneTrack

          But instead they come a distant second. Or is it third.

  • Wheninrome

    Exposing her children to meth, another candidate for mother of the year. She cats aren’t fussy over the tom that fathers their kittens, indeed it can be more than one tom, what she cats do not have in common with this individual is that they are excellent mothers.

  • Curly1952

    Not sure whether our property manager is not up to it or what. This notice has been stuck to the wall by the pedestrian entrance to our Units. We are in a block of eight – carpark basement, 5 units on first floor and three on the second floor so a really tidy compact set up. There are stairs and/or lift to access floors. Other than jumping about two feet of the ground and whacking my head on the garage ceiling, slipping on wet concrete of tiles or leaping over the generous railings around the balcony I can’t see what I can do that will require me to read and memorise the notice. And also there is no work being done or about to be done round the complex.
    If this is what the new OSH rules are EVERY house in NZ will require a notice like this that must be read before visitors enter. What a load of old cobblers.The only people laughing will be the sign writers

    • KGB

      I see you have an iphone? (Sideways pic)

      • Curly1952

        Is that why? I wouldn’t have a clue. I ring, text check emails and take the odd photo. Oh and it is white – does that help me?

        • KGB

          Jude has solved it for us. Take photos longways, not upright. They will post correctly if taken horizontally.

        • KatB

          It’s white? that’s your problem right there.

          • Nige.

            Should’ve gone for a bright yellow fluorescent safety one.

          • Curly1952

            That’s why I have a black protective thingy

          • KatB

            Hey cut out all this technical jargon, I can barely keep up.

    • XCIA

      I knew a renegade grower who simply hated bureaucracy. When all this drama reared its head and he was required to have a Health & Safety Manual, he bundled together a bunch of Penthouse magazines and bound them in a H&S cover. Everyone who stepped foot on his farm was required to read it.

    • Nige.

      This is why I have gotten out of doing houses and commercial building work. I can’t avoid these places completely so i know that It’s ridiculous on building sites. It feels belittling and is almost accusing in the amount of litigation in the forms you have to sign and read and initial before you can even pick up a hammer.

      Now this leads me to another subject relevant to tonight’s news revelation that we don’t have enough tradesmen (and tradeschicks) to build the required houses in the main centers….no one (well probably 20% or so) can not be stuffed staying in an industry where it takes half an hour of being made to feel like an idiot each morning. The employees don’t learn from paperwork and the employers are basically writing their own evidence against themselves in the event that something requiring court action DOES happen.

      “Oh but it’s for the protection of the employees” they say. Well that’s bull. The only thing that people in the building industry learn from is hands on experience. What is can do is make people complacent “oh he’s signed the paperwork. He must know what he’s doing”. Crap.

      Can’t believe you have an iPhone.

      • KGB

        What’s wrong with iPhones?
        They’re dummy-proof!. I am the perfect example of that ?

        • Nige.

          Yeah….about that…..

          ?

          • KGB

            I learnt the other day if I double click the main button thing, the 431 pages left open are the cause of my battery problems ?

          • XCIA

            Remember to switch off your Wi-Fi Assist as this will tend to chew through your mobile data.

      • Curly1952

        Its a Sony is that an iphone?

        • Nige.

          Phew.

    • Greg M

      In the process of doing the same myself. It is now a legal requirement that property managers have a risk assessment done of their building, you then have to come up with a hazard board and a plan to show how you are mitigating the risks. Every tradie that enters the premises is then required to be “inducted” and then sign the logbook in, and out.
      It’s a whole lot of clap trap that’s not going to save one single life, you can almost guarantee that in the next month or so another forestry worker will be injured or killed the same as always.
      The first court case will be interesting, I just pity the poor bugger that is going to be paying for the test case.
      Pro tip: Tradies, body corporate chairs and property managers, check the fine print in your public liability insurance.

      • Dave

        As a key supplier to the managed property over here Greg, we have had to up our public liability to $20 m and undertake to have coverage forward at least three months with each job. That means, 4 months prior to run out we need to organise the new policy and have it paid well ahead. We always induct on every site, keep a site and job sheet for every site, and every month in our service dockets ask the tenants to advise us of any changed conditions. It’s a paperwork nightmare, but the online software for services makes it much easier. Check out GeoOP. Really good for mobile trades.

        • Greg M

          Thanks Dave. I believe lazy Michael Woodhouse basically cut and pasted the Aussie legislation which is what we have ended up with. Once I have all our suppliers and tradies documents on file and they have all been inducted it will probably tick along okay, but you just know it’s not going to make an apartment building one jot safer.
          One thing that has a few of us thinking,what happens with multi use buildings? some apartment buildings have permanent owners or tenants in, as well as being used as a hotel. Do the hotel guests have to be “inducted” and if not, why not, when the permanent people do? The whole thing is a dogs breakfast.

          • Dave

            The list goes on for us, annually we must supply copies of all licences and tickets currency, staff lists, I must sign they have passed police checks, working with children checks (we don’t work with kids but “might” be exposed to them). Certificates the power tools and gear has been checked and tested and tagged. Every new employee has to have numerous checks and so much more.

          • Greg M

            We are just working through it and trying to develop systems to get into place now Dave, If I get stuck I will flick you a help request on that idiot twitter thing. :-)

          • InnerCityDweller

            What happens if you have tradies on site NOT working for the BCorp, but a private resident, inside their unit?

      • InnerCityDweller

        Same boat Greg…. We are about to set up too. Whole lot of ticket-clipping by the H&S industry – consultants galore, nobody will be saved working on site, while inside the units, residents will kill themselves bu having a chair on the dining table, propped up by old phone books, changing the battery in a smoke detector…

        We’ll end up spending a good part of the work day signing people in and out, giving the false impression that ticking boxes on 12 pages of paper will keep you safe. Next accident will happen and the question will be asked “why did I hurt myself? I ticked all the boxes”. Not looking forward to it and it will drive a lot of us insane and small time contractors out of business. Costs to go up, you name it.

        • Greg M

          I’m just sick of it. between the insurance industry, the “fire protection” industry, and now this. It’s another layer of completely unproductive costs added to owners,and yet more clipboard warriors on your property charging thousands of dollars for ticking boxes on forms and getting up the nose of the bill payers for a few hours.
          My question number one for the “risk assessor”. Given that the legislation has just come into effect, how are you qualified to approve or disapprove the premises for H & S that you are charging up to $ 5k to visit for half a day, when nobody has actually defined an NZS standard to test for?

  • Dumrse

    Geeze, I feel something bad coming on here. Eight kids, all exposed to dopes smoking P. It dosnt have a good feel about it.

  • metalnwood

    It’s on the front page of the herald online. She has $500 of her $800 weekly income going to repaying fridge/furniture/games console etc..

    What if something happens to the kids. Can the govt really say that they had no idea? One govt department evicts eight children for meth reasons and they are still with the parents, in a $200 a night room being paid by us no less. Yes it’s a loan but get real, we wont see it again.

    • KatB

      Games consoles?

      • metalnwood

        quoting the herald ‘But about $500 was taken out in repayments for loans used to buy furniture for the previous state house including a fridge, lounge suite, children’s beds, TV and game station.’

    • Miss Phit

      $800!!!!!!

      I work all damn week and bloody hard to earn that much. Maybe I should go out and have a pile of kids and get cheap housing.

      Rant over.

      I wouldnt of course, I have integrity and a work ethic that this breeder obviously doesn thave.

      I pitty her, but I feel sorry for her kids more.

      • idbkiwi

        You’re too harsh Miss Phit, it’s only the equivalent of $51,000 to Poor Jade per year, well…ok…plus the $60k loan (which will never be repaid), plus the cost the cost of de-contaminating the previous properties (only $25k-$60k each), plus the cost of relocating the families who may have been able to move in to a subsidised house if it hadn’t been contaminated, plus the cost of mid-wifes, medical staff and social workers, plus the cost of schooling the Jadettes, plus, plus, plus, plus…OK, maybe you have a point.

        • johnandali

          And in a few months time she’ll qualify for another state house. Yes, the music goes around and around and it sounds like……….P.

        • MaryLou

          So… between what she’s been given, plus the housing “loan”, she’s spending a minimum of $110k per year. Of our money. Nice work if you can get it!

  • KGB

    Unbelievable! No wonder we are starting to see a backlash amongst the normally sympathetic.
    What on earth is WINZ thinking? Come on National we should not be funding this lunacy!

  • Best thing on Twitter tonight is @DuncanGarnerNZ live tweeting whilst stuck in a lift at the Mediaworks building

    ————-

    Duncan Garner @DuncanGarnerNZ

    Phone dying. So are we. Hurry up Otis. Are you coming from Sydney?

    • Miss Phit

      Any chance we can have a whip round for OTIS and see if we can delay their saving?

      • Isherman

        He just farted apparently, so yeah, might pay to let them know they may want to take their time.

    • XCIA

      Opportunity for Nige to sell some pies ;-)

    • Dave

      Ops…… Commented then read below, great minds Miss Phit. Probably too late, but worthy of a collection to divert the Otis guys to a pub for a couple of days.

  • Misfit

    Milo Yiannopoulos, quite possibly the most lethal weapon the right has, he is absolute kryptonite to the left. A gay conservative his debating skills are something I have not seen before, he totally blows away so many myths out there and has the courage not seen in modern day politicians, this link is for a talk at an American college where feminists have been trying to ban him from speaking. I am very impressed with this guy, very smart and speaks very clearly with fact. He is worth a bit of your time if you haven’t heard of him.

  • MarcWills

    We are reaping the results of a generation having ‘rights’, with no corresponding responsibilities or consequences. Severe cases of entitlement like this will continue while we continue to bring up whole families to think this way. Paying children to have children, youth courts, limp ticket sentences, indulgent MSM – all these factors will need to change if we are to end the bludging.

  • KGB

    Thank you as usual for the wonderful company. I’m off to rest weary bones, I still have 3/4 of a house to paint.
    I will try not to dream too much about 8 children living in a motel unit because Mum & Dad wanted a Play Station.
    I will pray none of them become tomorrow’s ‘Moko’ because of depression, drugs, debt or destitution.
    I am so lucky that my greatest worry today is wether I’ve picked the right shade of green.

  • Pluto

    Who puts together Daily Roundup ?
    Pure comedy every night i love it

    • Group effort, but if it’s running a little light, I tend to try and find a few more.

  • Greg
    • MaryLou

      ” Whether democracy will take hold depends on whether or not a society is tribal.”. Yes! That’s it exactly. And why meritocracy is the only way to advance a society. People close to home should take note.

      • Greg

        The author Harry Richardson is a long-time student of Islam and author of best seller, “the Story Of Mohammed – Islam Unveiled’,

        http://thestoryofmohammed.blogspot.com.au

        This book should be compulsory discussion / teaching in every school. Islam has been given a free pass for to long.

    • MaryLou

      …..And then I kept reading. Very sobering analysis.

      • Greg

        rampant unchecked immigration will bring us down.

        • MaryLou

          Almost horrifying in its simplicity. The Mugabe example presented in that fashion makes it very clear.

          • Greg

            That why I’m a frequent visitor to WO, I can discuss immigration and Islam without being labeled a bigot, racist, fascist, Nazi etc etc etc.

    • [MOD] people must know what they’re going to click on. Had I seen this last night, I would have deleted it.

  • XCIA

    Some heartless mongrel dumped these little fellows in a plastic bag by the side of the motorway in South Auckland last night. These wee cuties are estimated to be between 4 and 6 weeks of age and, if they hadn’t been found by a kind member of the public, would have probably been dead by this morning. They are now with Aran Rescue.

    • Sticktotheknitting

      Poor little critters. I’m glad they were rescued. They are so cute.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Nelson duet Broods proving their worth internationally with a busy schedule & coming to NZ I’m excited I love their music
    Latest song Free
    https://youtu.be/LDsxtBVLyss

    • Nige.

      My Mrs is just mad on them. They’re much better than that other project of Joel littles

  • Greg
    • intelligentes candida diva

      My daddy said stand up for what you believe girl, dont be afraid if you rattle a few cages

  • MaryLou

    “They are currently not eligible for a Housing NZ house, and have admitted to using meth in their past three Housing NZ properties,” – Why are the children still with her? Isn’t using serious drugs around children some form of abuse? Not to mention the complete inability to support them. Maybe if they were put into homes with “parents” who cared enough not to get high and expose the kids to these sorts of substances, she could get that rehab, get that IUD, pay back the debt – and get a job!

  • Goldie

    Just had a big thunder and lightning storm here in welly. Was outside and saw a thunderbolt hit up on one of the ridges. I just love watching nature display it’s awesome power ( as long as it doesn’t destroy me)!

    • MaryLou

      Yes, the last lot of thunder and lightning I moved onto the couch for the night. From a prone position could see out windows on 2 sides of the house – awesome display, and the best way to go to sleep! I guess I only love it so much because it never gets to be anything destructive. I feel pretty safe wishing for a good display!

  • Greg
  • Crowgirl

    No woman is that “unlucky in love” IMO. They have so many kids with no dads in sight because they are flipping it up regularly for randoms and without precautions. That’s why the idea of mandatory contraception for DPB recipients is a good one. There should also be drug and alcohol testing – flipping it up regularly for randoms without precautions suggests to me that substances have been imbibed to help this behaviour along.

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