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Oilers at Omaka Easter 2019

As many of you will know, Classic Fighters will be running a world-class airshow out of the Omaka airfield near Blenheim over Easter this year, from 19th ? 21st April 2019.

This post is for anyone who is interested in going to the airshow and who wants to upgrade to a double happy event by meeting other Whaleoil readers.

We?ll set up a contact list to share information.   If there is interest, we will organise a few different events, and you can join in as much or as little as you want.

We have these suggestions so far:

  • Bacon Breakfast BBQ Saturday morning ? line up a few grills and cook some meat.  Bacon, pork sausages, bacon, pork sausages with a side of bacon.  Breakfast of champions, the perfect start to a day of warbird watching.  All using non-halal Whale Meat Company Meat.
  • Minivan tour ? pies/wine/beer, sample the delights the region has on offer, including the famous Burleigh pie
  • Book some time at the local gun club
  • Visit the Whaleoil famous ?holy? Blenheim bus shelter ? what a great spot for a Whaleoil group photo.
  • Fishing
  • Salmon farm tour

If you live locally and are willing to organise an activity or help out with anything, let me know.

Obviously, it?s going to be very busy in Blenheim, and accommodation is already quite heavily booked.  If you haven?t already made travel plans, now?s the time to do it.

For those with campers or caravans, we have a couple of Whaleoil readers that have space for camper vans including power and toilets.

There is also Smiths Farm Holiday Park at Linkwater is about 40 minutes drive from Blenheim.

Here?s a link to the Classic Fighters website which has all the details about the airshow and where you can purchase tickets.

If there?s anything you?d be interested in doing, whether it?s already on the list or not, let me know.

Our fabulous photoshopping team have been busy in the engine room and have created two different images that we have made into t-shirts.

You can order these here at the Whaleoil swag store.  Keep in mind that you will need to allow at least 4 weeks delivery time using the cheapest shipping option to receive your swag in time for the event

Anyone wishing to make contact for any of the above should email: events at whaleoil.co.nz with Omaka in the subject line.

Noisy minority holds us to ransom again

Credit: Kevin Stent/Stuff

If you?ve ever tried to drive into the city from the airport, or indeed any of Wellington?s eastern suburbs during rush hour, you will know what a nightmare it is. That our most direct route to the airport is strangled by a single lane stretch of road that also includes the Mt Victoria tunnel, keeps Wellington firmly locked in the horse and cart era.

There is talk of extending the Wellington airport runway but I haven?t yet been convinced that this stacks up economically. It?s a moot point anyway, unless and until we can sort out the roading to the airport.

Once again, we seem to be at the mercy of a small minority, who think they should decide that bikes and pedestrians are the only acceptable forms of transport, and that all other users should not only be discouraged, but actively thwarted. quote.

Save the Basin, the lobby group which helped bring down the Basin Reserve flyover proposal, is readying itself for another fight – this time to stop a potential second Mt Victoria tunnel.

The group has revealed it is strongly opposed to the prospect of a second vehicle tunnel, which is expected to be announced as part of a proposed multi-billion dollar package to fix Wellington’s traffic congestion problems.


Spokesman Tim Jones said on Friday the group was not opposed, in principle, to a second tunnel for cyclists, pedestrians, or mass transport, but would staunchly oppose a second vehicle or mixed-use tunnel.
[?] Save the Basin led the campaign which scuppered the proposed Basin flyover – a two-lane highway 20 metres from the cricket ground. end quote.

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Oilers at Omaka Easter 2019

As many of you will know, Classic Fighters will be running a world-class airshow out of the Omaka airfield near Blenheim over Easter this year, from 19th ? 21st April 2019.

This post is for anyone who is interested in going to the airshow and who wants to upgrade to a double happy event by meeting other Whaleoil readers.

We?ll set up a contact list to share information.   If there is interest, we will organise a few different events, and you can join in as much or as little as you want.

We have these suggestions so far:

  • Bacon Breakfast BBQ Saturday morning ? line up a few grills and cook some meat.  Bacon, pork sausages, bacon, pork sausages with a side of bacon.  Breakfast of champions, the perfect start to a day of warbird watching.  All using non-halal Whale Meat Company Meat.
  • Minivan tour ? pies/wine/beer, sample the delights the region has on offer, including the famous Burleigh pie
  • Book some time at the local gun club
  • Visit the Whaleoil famous ?holy? Blenheim bus shelter ? what a great spot for a Whaleoil group photo.
  • Fishing
  • Salmon farm tour

If you live locally and are willing to organise an activity or help out with anything, let me know.

Obviously, it?s going to be very busy in Blenheim, and accommodation is already quite heavily booked.  If you haven?t already made travel plans, now?s the time to do it.

For those with campers or caravans, we have a couple of Whaleoil readers that have space for camper vans including power and toilets.

There is also Smiths Farm Holiday Park at Linkwater is about 40 minutes drive from Blenheim.

Here?s a link to the Classic Fighters website which has all the details about the airshow and where you can purchase tickets.

If there?s anything you?d be interested in doing, whether it?s already on the list or not, let me know.

Our fabulous photoshopping team have been busy in the engine room and have created two different images that we have made into t-shirts.

You can order these here at the Whaleoil swag store.  Keep in mind that you will need to allow at least 4 weeks delivery time using the cheapest shipping option to receive your swag in time for the event

Anyone wishing to make contact for any of the above should email: events at whaleoil.co.nz with Omaka in the subject line.

Cowards punch gets 2 years

Last year, Sydney Koriki killed Countdown security guard Goran Milosavljevic with a coward’s punch, and then fled the scene. quote.

A single punch has left two children with a dead father and two others with a father in prison.

Sydney Jayden Kokiri was sentenced to two years?in prison on Wednesday, when he appeared at the High Court in Auckland.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter over the death of supermarket security guard Goran Milosavljevic.

The court heard how Kokiri witnessed violence as a young man, was using methamphetamine and out on bail when he went to the Papakura Countdown in May last year. end quote.

The history of this disturbed individual is tragic, and yet the judge is keen to remove the prison sentence and give him home detention instead. Presumably in line with Jacinda’s “we don’t want to see anyone in prison” and Andrew’s desire to reduce prison numbers. But have a read of this, and see if you think this is a safe person to have in our community. quote.

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Oilers at Omaka Easter 2019

As many of you will know, Classic Fighters will be running a world-class airshow out of the Omaka airfield near Blenheim over Easter this year, from 19th ? 21st April 2019.

This post is for anyone who is interested in going to the airshow and who wants to upgrade to a double happy event by meeting other Whaleoil readers.

We?ll set up a contact list to share information.   If there is interest, we will organise a few different events, and you can join in as much or as little as you want.

We have these suggestions so far:

  • Bacon Breakfast BBQ Saturday morning ? line up a few grills and cook some meat.? Bacon, pork sausages, bacon, pork sausages with a side of bacon.? Breakfast of champions, the perfect start to a day of warbird watching.? All using non-halal Whale Meat Company Meat.
  • Minivan tour ? pies/wine/beer, sample the delights the region has on offer, including the famous Burleigh pie
  • Book some time at the local gun club
  • Visit the Whaleoil famous ?holy? Blenheim bus shelter ? what a great spot for a Whaleoil group photo.
  • Fishing
  • Salmon farm tour

If you live locally and are willing to organise an activity or help out with anything, let me know.

Obviously, it?s going to be very busy in Blenheim, and accommodation is already quite heavily booked.  If you haven?t already made travel plans, now?s the time to do it.

For those with campers or caravans, we have a couple of Whaleoil readers that have space for camper vans including power and toilets.

There is also Smiths Farm Holiday Park at Linkwater is about 40 minutes drive from Blenheim.

Here?s a link to the Classic Fighters website which has all the details about the airshow and where you can purchase tickets.

If there?s anything you?d be interested in doing, whether it?s already on the list or not, let me know.

Our fabulous photoshopping team have been busy in the engine room and have created two different images that we have made into t-shirts.

You can order these here at the Whaleoil swag store.  Keep in mind that you will need to allow at least 4 weeks delivery time using the cheapest shipping option to receive your swag in time for the event

Anyone wishing to make contact for any of the above should email: events at whaleoil.co.nz with Omaka in the subject line.

A Nobel Peace Prize for Ms Ardern?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waves to the crowd

Apparently, some people think our marvellous prime minister deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. quote.

The world also has been watching the Prime Minister.

Some are even calling for her to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Making her third trip to Christchurch in less than a week, the Prime Minister was back again on Friday for the call to prayer. end of quote.


Well if three trips to Christchurch in a week is all it takes, we could probably all get one. quote.

Less than a week after the attack she changed New Zealand’s gun laws. end quote.

Which was achieved with bi-partisan support across the house. The fact that it happened so quickly shows just how easy it was. You don’t get prizes for things that are easy, you get prizes for things that are hard.

If she had been really serious about tightening gun laws, she would have done something much sooner. Instead, under her watch, she had relaxed the rules and effectively made it easier to get a licence.

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Mirror mirror, on the wall

Who’s the wokest of them all?

Since the terrorist attack last Friday, the media have been in overdrive.? I turned on the TV when I got home from work, and gave up in disgust after about half an hour of channel flicking.? I learned nothing new and I could probably set them straight on a few of their reported ‘facts’.

In the good old days of my childhood, when everything was better, the news was exactly that, news.? Information delivered in a measured fashion with little emotion.

These days, in the desperate bid to retain viewers and attract internet clicks, facts are thin on the ground and news media are peddling opinion pieces in their place.? All hoping for the sound-bite that will be picked up by the international media.

The last week has been a cacophony of bad spelling, poor editing and sloppy reporting.  We?ve had ?leather action? shotguns (lever action), we?ve had photos of Tarrant?s car being taken away for forensic examination from the site where he was arrested in Christchurch with the photo?s captions saying it was from his home in Dunedin. It’s hard to get those two locations mixed up really if you had any clue what you were reporting, but they managed it.  We?ve had stories about panicked buying of semi-automatics accompanied by photos of guns that are nothing like semi-automatics.

So you can imagine my surprise when not one, but two articles were published today, praising the media for their work over the last week.

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Oilers at Omaka Easter 2019

As many of you will know, Classic Fighters will be running a world-class airshow out of the Omaka airfield near Blenheim over Easter this year, from 19th ? 21st April 2019.

This post is for anyone who is interested in going to the airshow and who wants to upgrade to a double happy event by meeting other Whaleoil readers.

We?ll set up a contact list to share information.   If there is interest, we will organise a few different events, and you can join in as much or as little as you want.

We have these suggestions so far:

  • Bacon Breakfast BBQ Saturday morning ? line up a few grills and cook some meat.? Bacon, pork sausages, bacon, pork sausages with a side of bacon.? Breakfast of champions, the perfect start to a day of warbird watching.? All using non-halal Whale Meat Company Meat.
  • Minivan tour ? pies/wine/beer, sample the delights the region has on offer, including the famous Burleigh pie
  • Book some time at the local gun club
  • Visit the Whaleoil famous ?holy? Blenheim bus shelter ? what a great spot for a Whaleoil group photo.
  • Fishing
  • Salmon farm tour

If you live locally and are willing to organise an activity or help out with anything, let me know.

Obviously, it?s going to be very busy in Blenheim, and accommodation is already quite heavily booked.  If you haven?t already made travel plans, now?s the time to do it.

For those with campers or caravans, we have a couple of Whaleoil readers that have space for camper vans including power and toilets.

There is also Smiths Farm Holiday Park at Linkwater is about 40 minutes drive from Blenheim.

Here?s a link to the Classic Fighters website which has all the details about the airshow and where you can purchase tickets.

If there?s anything you?d be interested in doing, whether it?s already on the list or not, let me know.

Our fabulous photoshopping team have been busy in the engine room and have created two different images that we have made into t-shirts.

You can order these here at the Whaleoil swag store.  Keep in mind that you will need to allow at least 4 weeks delivery time using the cheapest shipping option to receive your swag in time for the event

Anyone wishing to make contact for any of the above should email: events at whaleoil.co.nz with Omaka in the subject line.

Oilers at Omaka Easter 2019

As many of you will know, Classic Fighters will be running a world-class airshow out of the Omaka airfield near Blenheim over Easter this year, from 19th ? 21st April 2019.

This post is for anyone who is interested in going to the airshow and who wants to upgrade to a double happy event by meeting other Whaleoil readers.

We?ll set up a contact list to share information.   If there is interest, we will organise a few different events, and you can join in as much or as little as you want.

We have these suggestions so far:

  • Bacon Breakfast BBQ Saturday morning ? line up a few grills and cook some meat.? Bacon, pork sausages, bacon, pork sausages with a side of bacon.? Breakfast of champions, the perfect start to a day of warbird watching.? All using non-halal Whale Meat Company Meat.
  • Minivan tour ? pies/wine/beer, sample the delights the region has on offer, including the famous Burleigh pie
  • Book some time at the local gun club
  • Visit the Whaleoil famous ?holy? Blenheim bus shelter ? what a great spot for a Whaleoil group photo.
  • Fishing
  • Salmon farm tour

If you live locally and are willing to organise an activity or help out with anything, let me know.

Obviously, it?s going to be very busy in Blenheim, and accommodation is already quite heavily booked.  If you haven?t already made travel plans, now?s the time to do it.

For those with campers or caravans, we have a couple of Whaleoil readers that have space for camper vans including power and toilets.

There is also Smiths Farm Holiday Park at Linkwater is about 40 minutes drive from Blenheim.

Here?s a link to the Classic Fighters website which has all the details about the airshow and where you can purchase tickets.

If there?s anything you?d be interested in doing, whether it?s already on the list or not, let me know.

Our fabulous photoshopping team have been busy in the engine room and have created two different images that we have made into t-shirts.

You can order these here at the Whaleoil swag store.  Keep in mind that you will need to allow at least 4 weeks delivery time using the cheapest shipping option to receive your swag in time for the event

Anyone wishing to make contact for any of the above should email: events at whaleoil.co.nz with Omaka in the subject line.

It’s time to squeal

Here at the Whaleoil we?re sick of seeing porkies.  Some people have just spent so much time in the sty that the muck follows them wherever they go.  Nasty comments, fresh from the swill.  We want to call them out on it, squeal on them, if you will. 

So here?s a competition to whet the appetite.

The prize is a Whale Meat Company pack of delicious non-halal pork.

PIG OUT
VALUE: $115.00 NZD

Here?s what you need to do:

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