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Re: New Zealand

#201 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:49 am

Appropriating the Southern Cross! :-?

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#202 Post by FD2 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:06 am

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:49 am
Appropriating the Southern Cross! :-?

Hoe durf julle? =))
Looks good doesn't it? ;)))

SA could have if it wanted to...I can't remember what the ensign was when I last saw a SAN frigate about 45 or 50 years ago!

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#203 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:58 am

FD2 wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:06 am
TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:49 am
Appropriating the Southern Cross! :-?

Hoe durf julle? =))
Looks good doesn't it? ;)))

SA could have if it wanted to...I can't remember what the ensign was when I last saw a SAN frigate about 45 or 50 years ago!
It does! ;)))

Gedurende die dae van order en ordentlikheid!
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#204 Post by FD2 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:52 pm

Dankie.

No moves on the Christchurch camp - yet. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/127944 ... uffocating

Scots diaspora strong here! https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food ... g-it-magic

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#205 Post by John Hill » Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:13 pm

Flag of our West Island....


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#206 Post by FD2 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:36 pm

John Hill wrote:
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Flag of our West Island....


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;))) :-bd =))

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#207 Post by bob2s » Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:54 pm

John Hill wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:13 pm
Flag of our West Island....


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John, Your feeling of being inferior is showing again. :D

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#208 Post by John Hill » Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:02 pm

Have you thrown all your wet furniture out on the street yet?
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Re: New Zealand

#210 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:05 am

I was watching Rick and Morty, in Series 5, which, if you haven't watched, you should! But enough of that *sh*t*... I really dig Joe Walsh, and the Herbs.



But F@8k me... I didn't know that Joe had played with these New Zealanders...

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#211 Post by FD2 » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:23 am

Poor Joe - absolutely brilliant - sad his brain is fried like Keef's.

The Eagles (with Joe Walsh) were here a few years ago, but the flights to Auckland, accommodation and tickets would have needed a second mortgage! No South Island gig so that was that.

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#212 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:30 am

FD2 wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:23 am
Poor Joe - absolutely brilliant - sad his brain is fried like Keef's.

The Eagles (with Joe Walsh) were here a few years ago, but the flights to Auckland, accommodation and tickets would have needed a second mortgage! No South Island gig so that was that.
You either a groupie or player man... =))

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#213 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:35 am

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#214 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:36 am

I am going to be the last post 60, Robinson flying Saffer to die in NZ from old age man...

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#215 Post by FD2 » Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:43 am

Great comedy! Rhys Darby as Psycho Sam in Hunt for the Wilderpeople was great. At 1.58.




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#216 Post by FD2 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 9:45 pm

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/127999 ... ng-us-down

Competition Commission Lets New Zealanders Down.


First fuel, now food: is our competition watchdog letting us down?

ANALYSIS: Retail consultant Nick Hogendijk believes most people wanted the Commerce Commission to give supermarket giants Countdown and Foodstuffs a walloping with a bit of ‘four-by-two’ on Tuesday.

But the steps the Commerce Commission has announced to bring down the price of fuel and groceries appear to have left more Kiwis wondering whether the competition watchdog is up to the job.

Rightly or wrongly, disgruntled shoppers were left unsatisfied by the final recommendations of its market study into the $22 billion groceries industry, Hogendijk says.

Those measures include moves to make more land available for new supermarkets and an appeal for Countdown and Foodstuffs to wholesale groceries to the likes of dairies and speciality shops.

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#217 Post by FD2 » Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:47 pm

We seem to have got them out of Cranmer Square - they must have found a pied piper! They were given until Thursday to leave or suffer the same fate as the Wellington mob. I think the residents must be delighted.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health ... mer-square

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#218 Post by barkingmad » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:11 pm

It appears that the New Zealanders' honeymoon with Blessed Jacinda is heading for total disillusionment as things get worse in "Zero-Covidland";

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -meet.html

The next general election, assuming she allows it to proceed, will hopefully allow the unfortunate inmates, sorry inhabitants, to make their opinion clear as to her leadership or lack thereof.

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#219 Post by FD2 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:37 pm

BM - can you tie in inflation and its causes here in New Zealand (specifically) and 'Zero-Covidland' please? You know - things like huge increases in shipping costs etc etc.

I think if you read any press sources local to New Zealand you might get a clearer picture - zero-Covid was abandoned some time ago - we had 57 or 58 deaths during that period. How many were there in the UK during that period you keep referring to?

You're welcome to visit any time - it might surprise you how happy the inmates are here. Political parties go up or down in the public's opinion, as they do in a democracy, and at the moment the inmates don't favour Ardern so much. Now there is an effective opposition here, after a long period of useless opposition leaders. That's politics for you.

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#220 Post by Rossian » Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:10 am

Ah but, ah but, ah but, FD2 my B-i-L who lives in NZ informs Madame and I in a Skype call that of course it is a WELL KNOWN FACT that the toothy lady who appears on your TV screens is NOT JA!! She is a body double fronted up by the Gummint while the REAL JA is in permanent house arrest!! Who knew? Oh and all doctors are purely there to take money from poor people to fund the underlying conspiracy of paedophiles led by Hilary Clinton who connect to NZ by an Under Pacific tunnel to bend everyone to their will. Who knew that either??
Doctors are with Big Pharma as well (of course). Oh except when he had a prostate cancer scare which those evil MDs sorted for him!
This chap was an officer in the RAF in UK, has a double first in electronic engineering and was personnel director of a large UK life assurance company before becoming an alternative therapist in NZ. And he believes all the *sh*t* that QAnon put out, unquestioningly.
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