Angeline Greensill

Ahoy! Thar be Taniwha

Looks like taniwha are swimming in our territorial waters.

Raglan Maori are also among those opposed to Anadarko’s presence.

Tainui hapu environmental spokeswoman Angeline Greensill said they were considering legal action after the arrival of the gargantuan drillship on Tuesday.

The hapu has threatened to issue a trespass notice on the oil drilling company, which it says is drilling in Tainui’s customary fishing waters.

“They are actually within our customary fishing area of the whole west coast, so we’re just contemplating going out ourselves. They need to be served notice that they are trespassing on our rohe moana (ocean boundary).”? Read more »

Even Hone has a campaign launch

Even Hone has a campaign launch:

Hone Harawira launched his Mana Party yesterday declaring he was standing for the rights of all poor New Zealanders.

“We are not just a party for Maori, we can no longer be a party just for Maori.”

The party was launched in Otara at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Piripono with a campaign video called Tinorangatira Boy by Envisio. Candidates Angeline Greensill, James Papali’i, Misty Harrison, Sue Bradford, John Minto, Annette Sykes and Harawira addressed the full school hall.

Candidates told jokes as well as inciting a passionate and emotional response from the audience.

The most broken arsed lefty party in the land has a campaign launch. But Labour doesn?t. They were probably plotting how to be more nasty instead of running a launch.

Jetstar – Stick a fork in them, they're done

It can’t get much worse for them. Major headlines in every NZ news outlet for all the wrong reasons, and all because they dared a customer to go to the press. Now their competitors are picking over the corpse and making headlines at their expense.

I reckon this turkey is well basted now and the brand is rooted.

Latest headlines;

The Northern Star, Australia – Jetstar customers left up in the air

JETSTAR customers seeking refunds for tickets on the cancelled Ballina-Melbourne route are furious they will have to wait up to six weeks to get their money back.

Goldcoast.com.au – Anger over Jetstar triple cancellation

AFTER three flight cancellations in less than 24 hours, a group of angry Jetstar passengers who were trying to get to Sydney yesterday have nicknamed the airline ‘Jokestar’.

More than 200 Jetstar passengers were due to leave Gold Coast Airport on Sunday night when the flight was cancelled because of a faulty public address system.

The NZ Herald – Air NZ offers $50 fares for stranded Jetstar passengers

Frustrated Jetstar passengers are to be offered $50 airfares by a competitor.

Air New Zealand announced today it would offer the $50 one-way fares to Jetstar customers left stranded by the airline’s 30-minute check-in policy or delayed by more than two hours.

Stuff.co.nz  – $50 fares for stranded Jetstar passengers

Frustrated Jetstar passengers are to be offered $50 airfares by a competitor.

Air New Zealand announced today it would offer the $50 one-way fares to Jetstar customers left stranded by the airline’s 30-minute check-in policy or delayed by more than two hours.

The offer comes after a horror start for Jetstar’s operation in New Zealand, in which half of the airline’s domestic services departed more than an hour late.

A storm also erupted after Auckland rugby fans booked on a flight to Wellington for the All Black test on Saturday were left behind.

An inside job if I have ever seen one

I have refrained from commenting on the inside job at Westpac that the media are reporting as some sort of romantic bank heist.

Right now they are aiding and abetting a cover-up by Westpac.

Why do I say that? Well because I probably know more about money laundering, anti-money laundering systems, and banking systems than all of the MSM combined plus the plonkers at the Police investigating this.

I won’t tell you how precisely I do know all that, because mainly I can’t legally tell you. Suffice to say I have worked in Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, New Zealand and Australia in exactly this area.

Cactus Kate did allude to some of the problems with this case. I note however that the media have singularly failed to understand her points preferring instead to focus on the romance of nicking $10 million from a bank.

Let me outline for you where I see this;

1. Westpac is lying, this wasn’t a mistake. It involves at least 3 staff colluding with “thief”.

2. This was planned with inside knowledge of banking procedures, specifically at Westpac.

3. The MSM doesn’t get it when it comes to the banking system.

4. Money can’t “disappear”. It can all be traced because of the immutable laws of accounting that say for every debit there MUST be a credit.

5. Did I mention Westpac are lying?

6. $10 million ain’t enough. Especially if you are on the run.

7. I see in today’s paper that a Westpac staffer is seeking counselling, I bet it is with a lawyer.

8. The three cops in Wellington with their Excel spreadsheets that constitutes our anti-money laundering expertise will be scratching their heads with this one.

Now let me tell you that it just isn’t believeable in any way that this was a mistake. The PR folk at Westpac are to be commended though for giving the head fraud guy so much interference so he can start ripping arms off quietly. This guy is good, he knows his stuff and there will be nervous staff waiting for their turn in the windowless office.

Now, in order to get even a $10,000 o/d let alone a $10M one, which BTW you just don’t run as a Petrol Station you need to have paper filled out. Westpac, if they continue to say it is a mistake, need to show us the paper that says $10,000. Then there is the checking report for everything that is loaded. So if the paper says $10,000 and the report says $10,000,000 the checking officer will be very worried unless they have already skipped.

Then there are the discretionary limits. You can’t just load a $10,000,000 O/D and who has one anyay unless you are a very, very large company. My sources tell me that he was already into them for $6.5 million so there is no way that this account wasn’t on a refer list of some sort or if the station was failing as suggested then for sure he was being “managed” which usually means Debt Recovery Unit. Now I know those guys too and they aren’t nice fellows. So it is almost beyond reason that someone inside Westpac wasn’t involved in at least the loading of the “mistake”, or in the “checking” of the mistake” or in the “authorising” of the “mistake”.

And we haven’t even got to examining the collusion that must have been involved to get it out of the country. Now if you have ever sent money offshore you know you don’t do it with Internet Banking. There are forms that you fill out. Here is one. Yes it is Westpac Paper. Yes it is real.

You don’t get to send funds offshore unless it is cleared funds. You don’t get to strip your account that we are pretty sure is “managed” without it showing on a refer list of some sort. We also know from reporting that the money was split up. It must have been otherwise it would all be back by now. The more you split it up the more suspicious it looks, and even so if you reduce it to 10 lots of $1 million the person processing the forms would have had alarm bells ringing, unless of course on of those forms transfers the funds to their own account offshore.

You see there just cannot be any logical explanation for all of these”mistakes” to have happened to just one account. It isn’t possible.

Westpac should come clean and tell us what really happened. They will have good idea by now. There will be staff involved for sure. The fact that they haven’t reefed it all back suggests good knowledge of how to move funds about.

As smart as they have all been they haven’t been that smart. Everyone knows if you want to tuck a bank you do it before a long weekend, the longer the better. Easter being the best or the happy coincidence of Christmas and Boxing day either preceeding directly or following directly a weekend. That way you get an added benefit of three days later another four days with banking systems worldwide on a go slow essentially for two weeks straight. If you were smart then the funds will be long gone, dissembled and reassembled for the perpetrator to strollin on the first available banking day and take it all in covertible securities.

This is an inside job for sure, Westpac are just keeping schtum and the media through their fuckwittedness are helping them.

John Key takes back our icons

John Key has said he admires Muldoon, now he has splashed into the news in Australia with a tongue-in-cheek interview in Australia where he takes back some of our icons the Aussies have nicked over the years.

“It’s totally ridiculous for Australians to claim that they have pavlova or Phar Lap or any of those iconic New Zealand items,” Mr Key said today.

“Everybody knows that they’re ours and for Australians to claim ownership of them is quite inappropriate.”

The latest evidence on the pavlova front suggests he might be right, with the discovery of a New Zealand recipe from 1929, predating the earliest Australian recipe by six years.

The jury is still out on Phar Lap, the wonder horse that was born in New Zealand, raced in Australia and now has its body parts scattered in museums on both sides of the Tasman.

But Mr Key says there’s no doubt that New Zealand can lay claim to the Finn brothers’ band, Crowded House.

Mr Key, a conservative politician who ousted long-standing Labour leader Helen Clark from the top job last November, said his country’s relationship with Australia was its most important.

“We’ve fought together in many theatres of war, you’re our largest destination for inbound tourism, you’re our largest investment partner, and on it goes,” Key said.

He said he didn’t agree with Rove McManus’s recent dig that New Zealand was the “cousin at the party with the short trousers” but conceded his country would always be the younger sibling in the family.

“We’re always going to be the little brother, but a little brother that can play rugby well.”

Asked if he shared the famously controversial view of former New Zealand prime minister Rob Muldoon that “New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries,” Mr Key was more coy.

“It would be most impolite of me to confirm or deny that proposition,” he said, laughing.

And is our little neighbour ready to forgive us for that unsportsmanlike underarm bowl of 1981 that stopped New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie from hitting a six to tie the match.

“We’ve certainly stopped the counselling sessions,” the Prime Minister said.

“But we are convinced that Brian McKechnie, with a decent bowl, would have hit a six.”

Finally we have a Prime Minister prepared to stand up for Kiwi’s rather than crawl and snivel in  order to score a UN job at the end of their reign.

New Aussie Tourist ad

Secret Australia Tourism Board ad leaked….

 

Canada expecting first coast to coast White Christmas since 1971

The Earth just refuses to warm despite the warmists expending $50 billion trying to prove that it is.

Canada is under no such illusion as they face the first White Christmas coast to coast since 1971.

In Australia the Australian gets into Rudd and his poxed Emmissions Trading Scheme;

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change model of dangerous, human-caused climate change has failed. Independent science relevant to supposed human-caused global warming is clear, and can be summarised in four briefpoints.

First, global temperature warmed slightly in the late 20th century and has been cooling since 2002. Neither the warming nor the cooling were of unusual rate ormagnitude.

Second, humans have an effect on local climate but, despite the expenditure of more than $US50 billion ($70 billion) looking for it since 1990, no globally summed human effect has ever been measured. Therefore, any human signal must lie buried in the variability of the natural climate system.

Third, we live on a dynamic planet; change occurs in Earth’s geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and oceans all the time and all over the world. No substantive evidence exists that modern rates of global environmental change (ice volume; sea level) lie outside historic natural bounds.

Last, cutting carbon dioxide emissions, be it in Australia or worldwide, will likely result in no measurable change in future climate, because extra increments of atmospheric CO2 cause diminishing warming for each unit of increase; at most, a few tenths of a degree of extra warming would result from a completion of doubling of CO2 since pre-industrial times.

These facts notwithstanding, the Rudd Government is poised to introduce a CO2 taxation bill on doubly spurious grounds. It presumes, first, that dangerous warming caused by human emissions is occurring, or will shortly occur. And, second, that cuts to emissions will prevent significant amounts of future warming.

There is, therefore, now a dramatic disjunction between scientific reality and the stranglehold that global warming alarmism has on planned Australian climate policy.

It seems that the Earth just won’t warm like the warmists want.

An early Christmas present

Willie Apiata, VCOn the weekend our family had an early Christmas celebration for two reasons, my sister and her family are over from Australia and Mum and Dad are going to Korea this year for Christmas with my brother and his family.

I haven’t seen my niece in ages and when she arrived she leapt into my arms. Just wonderful. I then had to be piggy backer for the rest of the afternoon.

Anyway after out traditinal Christmas dinner we had the presents. With three kids there it was nigh on impossible to not open anything.

I got the book about Willie Apiata, VC.

I started reading it on Sunday and have nearly finished it. I have been loathe to put it down. It is amazing though reading the book and recognising a great many of the people mentioned in the book, people I have met and enjoyed meeting. I also found out that my time in the TF and his have crossed over, though we never met.

When I was at university I was in D Coy, 6 Hauraki. Willie Apiata, VC was in B Company, 6 Hauraki. Same battalion, different companies. One of the people he credits for keeping hiim on the straight and narrow was Reuben Parkinson, the father of Reuben and Matua Parkinson. I met Reuben Parkinson and went on a 4 day horse trek with him, his dogs and two boys the courts had sent to Reuben to be straightened out, up the Raukokore River, the very same areas that Willie Apiata went hunting. Willie Apiata, VC also lived in an around Te Kaha, Opotiki and Whanrua Bay. Reuben Parkinson is now dead but I will long the remember that hunting trip, swimming rivers on horseback and the stories around the campfire. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I recognised all the rivers and places mentioned. I love it around there especially as my wife’s family have strong connections to Opotiki and surrounding districts. It was uncanny reading about people I have heard talked about.

Willie Apiata, VC is only 4 years younger than me but has fitted in a great deal into his life. What strikes me is just how down to earth kiwi bloke he is and that comes across in the book. This guy isn’t fazed by anything and just gets on with it.

The sad part about the book is it makes you realise just what New Zealand has lost in the cities. We need more people like Willie Apiata, VC. He is a true Kiwi Hero.

Cock in the Cookie Jar

Cock and Balls in a jarI know the headline is misleading but this story isn’t about the Cock from Campbells Bay Andrew Williams.

It is about a guy in Australia who ran from the cops, caused a 20km car chase all because he had his cock and balls stuffed in a jar. Not only that, when the cops caught him they found pornography, a home-made sex aid, women’s stockings and a Jack Russell terrier!!!!

He sounds remarkably like the Rabbit Rooter.

The Police said that even as they tried to subdue him he keep wanking despite pepper spray, batons and burly policemen wrestling him to the ground.

Strange very strange.

Government dithers then follows rest of the world to keep savings safe

Government acts to keep savings safeThe Government is guaranteeing all bank deposits in response to the international financial crisis. The move, which mirrors one made by Australia’s Labour Government, is intended to stop panic withdrawals. As well as mainstream… [NZ Herald Politics]

The Herald headline is most disingenuous. The government didn’t act to protect savings, it dithered, then it followed the rest of the world. They then stood up and claimed they had the solution when the truth is that they are completely bereft of ideas.

Queen Bee at the Hive tries to help educate the economically illiterate MSM. She, as usual, is right on the money.

Labour also has the preposterous suggestion of a mini-budget for December but won’t tell us what it is all about. One thing is for sure, Labour will kill the tax cuts and that will be it. They certainlt won’t cut government spending, they will continue their tax and spend wastrel ways.

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