Kauri trespasser arrested. Bus ticket being soaked in water now

The illegal trespasser who was sitting in someone else’s tree has come down and handed himself in to?the?Police.

A protester who took up residence in a kauri tree at the centre of a legal dispute was yesterday arrested and charged with trespassing.

Johno Smith handed himself in to the police after he spent 13 days living in the tree, located on a Paturoa Rd property in bush-clad Titirangi, to prevent it being felled.

He was forced down after it was “viciously attacked” at dawn by a group who ringbarked it while Mr Smith was still in it.

The 32-year-old said he was woken by a noise early in the morning and looked down to see eight security guards. Three had chainsaws and began to cut into the tree while the remaining five waited in a van.

The attack left a deep gouge on the side of the kauri, with a cut spanning the tree’s circumference.

A Save Our Kauri spokeswoman, Aprilanne Bonar, said it had put Mr Smith’s life at risk.

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: Ken Gammage. This is a photo of Edsel Fong Ford along with his routinely 'abused' customers. Sit down and shut up.

Photo: Ken Gammage.
This is a photo of Edsel Fong Ford along with his routinely ‘abused’ customers. Sit down and shut up.

‘Sit down and Shut up!

?The Worst Waiter in History

I dared to ask what someone at the table next to me was eating; the waiter grabbed the plate from their table and offered me a taste! Haven’t been there in years, but it is forever etched in my memory.

Sam Wo, is the venerable old-time Chinese greasy spoon. The building is about 10 feet wide and five stories tall. You enter through the kitchen, past the woks and chopping blocks, pushing past the cooks, busboys, and waiters. Then you climb a tiny stairway to low ceilinged floors with six or seven small tables and a dumbwaiter. If the floor is full, up to the next, until you find a table. The third and fourth floors were the bailiwick of the world’s rudest, worst, most insulting waiter, the legendary Edsel Ford Fong. He had a brother named Henry Ford Fong, who had the first and second floors. I guess their Dad really liked Fords.

I had the bad idea of asking for sweet and sour pork and a coke. “You Retarded? No coke!! Tea Only!! No sweet and sour!! You see on menu?!! You get house special chow fun…No fork, chopstick only…What you want, fat man?” answered Edsel.

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Tearing down the hippies house

Planning row: Officials from Torridge District Council have now said that the home must be torn down

Planning row: Officials from Torridge District Council have now said that the home must be torn down

Eco loons who seem to spend much of their life calling for laws to stop this that and the next thing get their beans for not following the rules.

One thing it does show is how an Eco loon thinks we should all live, imagine a nice subdivision of these shacks and the pleasant aroma of composting human waste and sanctimony.

A couple who spent five years building Britain?s greenest home by hand, using old railway sleepers and lorry tyres, have been ordered to tear it down.

Matthew Lepley and Jules Smith decided not to ask for planning permission from Torridge District Council in Devon because it takes consumes too much paper and energy, and defies their eco-friendly ‘personal principles’.? Read more »

Hippy oil protest flotilla flops

The green taliban were out in force today in Dunedin, declaring that they were going to blockade the harbour…bizarrely more than two weeks before any drill ship arrives…but blockade the harbour they will.

Dunedin is split over the benefits of deep sea oil drilling, as 750 activists plan a blockade of Otago Harbour’s commercial shipping channel today.

Far be it from me to tell a trained journalist how to do their job but why not ask the eco-loon organiser why they expect 750 people to turn up to an event today when only 14 turned up to yesterday’s protest?

Uh oh…despite?all their publicity?they could only muster enough weirdos to fail to blockade a boat ramp.

Oil flotilla too small to blockade even a boat ramp

Oil flotilla too small to blockade even a boat ramp. Photo/ Pro Oil and Gas Otago

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Hippy Shopping

Fracking chemicals cause gender bending – latest hippy claim

What next in the Greens battle to make bird slaughtering windmills viable against cheap and abundant shale gas.

I would guess that eating organic veges is more gender bending and turns blokes into whinging girly men….Gareth Hughes and Russel Norman as evidence. When was the last time anyone saw a roughneck mincing around in a frock at the end of his shift handling this stuff ?

Just when you might have thought the debate over shale gas and oil could not possibly get more acrimonious, here’s something that is likely to raise the temperature even further. US scientists have announced this week that they have found “gender-bender” chemicals in water at fracking sites.

Their research ? published in the latest issue of the journal Endocrinology ? reports discovering endocrine disrupting substances that disrupt hormone systems in almost every sample of water they tested near shale gas wells. ?I’m not an alarmist about this, but it is something the country should take seriously,? Prof Susan Nagel of the University of Missouri, one of the authors of the study, told the Los Angeles Times. ?With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure.?? Read more »

The Huddle


I was on the Huddle last night with Larry Williams and Josie Pagani

We covered ?the Ewan MacDonald parole denial. Sounds like a good decision. I?m sure had he not been tried for the murder of his brother-in-law he might have had a chance of getting out this early into his sentence. The most bizarre part of this though was his lawyer after the decision was released, he made this speech to the media (while almost in tears) asking for the privacy of McDonald?s children to be respected and to just report on the day?s proceedings and not do anything else. Doesn?t sound like he has a great lawyer ? I mean using the Brown Defence is a bit demeaning.

Then we?ve got?some odd group from Christchurch taking the South Taranaki district council to court over putting fluoride in the water?as a test case. They say it?s unlawful for the council to do this, and that the legislation allowing them to is outdated and based on old bad science. They are an outfit from Christchurch obviously with too much time on their hands trying to stop fluoridation all around the country. I?d say they need to find something better to do. But hey, who knows what will happen in the outcome. ? Read more »

Greenpeace Ratbags and Hippy-crites protesting progress


I was just having a look through the photos of the hippy protestors. There are loads of plastics, which are made with oil, plenty of metals, obtained via mining, not to mention their native timber boats and petrol driven engines.

In Video Blog 10, by the skipper?s admission at about?50s, it would seem they managed to get to the protest location through the use of an internal combustion engine, fuelled with diesel.

Check this out.

One of the boats is called SV Ratbag…which is hilarious and appropriate.

SV?Ratbag?is 43-foot gaff-rigged topsail schooner, a traditional wooden classic. Built in the traditional manner by the late Curtis Ashford.

That would be the traditional manner of cutting down trees and sawing them into planks?

SV?Tiama?is a 15.15 metre steel cutter, designed???by Alan Mummery, built by Henk Haazen.? Read more »


Anti fracking activists not just liars, but creepy deviants too

We all know hippies are a bit weird, over the top with their views, hypocritical and smell bad, but this woman just needs to be locked up:

A top environmental activist has been making some odd claims about child sexuality,reports?the Washington Free Beacon.

Pennsylvania anti-fracking activist and director of Citizens for Clean Water Vera Scroggins said that parents ?should have sexual relationships with their children and expose them to sexually explicit imagery at a young age,? reports the Free Beacon.

?Are there cultures that mothers or fathers pleasure their children and teenagers sexually or genitally and also possibly initiate them into sexual expression at some point?? she?askedin a 2001 message to a Yahoo group called?Peacelist. Read more »

Saturday General Debate

bain and carram


This blog has been providing you the hard hitting news when it comes to Bain and Karam, and today is no different. ?We can finally reveal the true nature of their relationship. ?As you can see, their relationship has become one with a special bond, and even though Karam continues to be a strong advocate for his boyfriend client, we can really dispose of any notion that Karam can objectively represent any ‘evidence’.

As we head into two weeks of school holidays Parliamentary Recess, things should calm down a bit. ?Especially for David Shearer. ?Or will it? ?As the calm settles in around him, will the silence drive him nuts? ?Why isn’t anyone talking to him? ?Join us in two weeks, for the next episode of Survivor Labour. Can’t really really use Outwit for them as they seem bereft of any semblence of wit and have a surplus of f*ckwits and halfwits.

Any predictions on Roy Morgan? Will it match labour’s internal polling and will labour start the recess with a two in the front of their polling numbers?

Did anyone else see this from Wendyl Nissen…we have always known she was a dirty, smelly hippy…now we know, unfortunately, that she is a dirty, smelly, hairy hippy. ? Read more »