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Jacinda Ardern has conceded that it creates two classes of New Zealanders … she actually parades the decision as some sort of ‘badge of courage’. Well sorry, I’m bailing out of her team of 5m (cough).

The vaccine mandate is a nonsense given the decision that it does not apply to supermarkets and the like. The close proximity argument is but a straw man. Yesterday self and memsahib did our weekly main order shop at the Kerikeri Countdown. In the aisles we brushed shoulders with any number of fellow shoppers. We had no way of telling their vaccination status and, under the vaccination mandate, we won’t either.

If the government is serious about the vaccine mandate then it needs to go the whole hog … have special shopping times for the un-vaccinated only. Alternatively they could be given a hi viz jacket to wear on entry to the building emblazoned with the words ‘I’m Not Vaccinated – Avoid Me’.

Just trying to be helpful.

This, along with the announcement that government is moving ahead with Three Waters and damn the torpedoes, is enough for me two break my two belts of Scotch evening ritual rule tonight.

Written by The Veteran

October 27, 2021 at 3:12 pm

Posted in NZ Politics

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  1. Hmmmm…. Could be the start of a new Amish-style communitythat simply cuts itself off as far as possible from “The English”.

    Tom Hunter

    October 27, 2021 at 3:28 pm

  2. I just never tire of saying ‘You got the gummint you didn’t vote for.’


    October 27, 2021 at 3:43 pm

  3. The mass vaccination strategy & mandates are an exercise in futility. It is incredible as to how stupid, lazy, ill-informed and mal-informed our politicians and bureaucrats really are:

    Introducing the A.30 variant: . . . found on two continents already, pernicious in its infectiousness and it renders all current Covid “vaccines” utterly useless. “The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 variant A.30 is heavily mutated and evades vaccine-induced antibodies with high efficiency”.

    There are good reasons as to why vaccines to these types of viruses have never been successful, despite decades of trying. I wonder if this means its game off for Pfizer & Moderna to earn that projected $93bil USD in 2022 ?

    Porky Roebuck

    October 27, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    • PR

      They”ll just declare your current vaccine status as not applicable

      You’ll have to queue for the updated jab, double jab, triple and quadruple boosters or what ever the case.

      Noted on your vaccine passport I would imagine.

      What fun awaits the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

      Glad I didnt vaccinate…am awaiting the fun and games of the lying bitch who would be PM, 2 tier society though.


      October 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    • Most people in Auckland were waiting to get to 90%, then they would be free they thought. There must be a few people out there who feel like suckers


      October 28, 2021 at 10:08 am

  4. About 18 months behind mrspdm and I an baling from the team of 5mill vet.

    I take it you are having 4 nips of Glenfiddich or similar tonight Vet – get into it man. Soon it might be all we have to live for.


    October 27, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    • Vastly over rated. The Jacobs Creek of whiskies. Give me Glen Livet any day.


      October 27, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    • Octomore for me, though rarely.


      October 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm

  5. Could be a good thing, the paranoid ones will be easier to avoid, and they will tend to be boring people anyway, so who would want to sit in a cafe full of them?
    P.S. Has anyone else noticed that the other ‘outsiders’ of society (smokers) are far more interesting to talk to than non smokers?


    October 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm

  6. The mass vaccination strategy & mandates are an exercise in futility.

    Well only if your aim is to control respiratory viruses

    If on the other hand your intention is to control people and want to introduce a mechanism, which grants or denies permission for them to go about their daily business according to criteria you get to define then maybe not.

    For now it is you want to go to the rugby your shots need to be up to date

    Before long , it is what ever the people who define what is necessary for the “public good™” come up with you will comply or you will be denied entry to the corner store to buy a bottle of milk.

    Perhaps Kiwis are going to have to learn the hard way not to trust the Government

    And its going to be a very hard lesson by the looks of it


    October 27, 2021 at 5:06 pm

  7. I expect it will be deemed unsafe for those whose “vaccine passports” are not current to be allowed to vote in the next General election


    October 27, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    • Andrei, that’s assuming they don’t cancel the elections ’cause covid’.


      October 27, 2021 at 5:21 pm

  8. Add the health and education reforms… more trouble for NZer’s. I do despair. Lunatics running the asylum.


    October 27, 2021 at 5:43 pm

  9. testing

    Adolf Fiinkensein

    October 27, 2021 at 7:06 pm

  10. Sky News Australia You Tube video

    Sky News host Peta Credlin says Victorians should be filled with “dread” by new laws Premier Daniel Andrews wants to bring in to make himself “even more untouchable”.

    Must watch. Dictator Dan has managed to make himself infamous for the world’s longest lockdown. However, I’m sure Jacinda Ardern would like to beat his record. At least we are not using rubber bullets on protesting citizens here, yet. But then we haven’t had our construction workers and tradies protest against jab mandates. I’m sure that helped our govt decide on the order of the dominos that needed to fall.

    Anyway, the video lists incredible, new pandemic response powers that Daniel Andrews would like to pass into law. From NZ’s perspective, this is where we could also go as well. Maybe not as severely, maybe DA will keep his dictator hat, but worth watching to see the extent of where this could go at this point in time.

    Next year, who knows?

    Lucia Maria

    October 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    • Thanks Lucia. Of course Ardern will want those powers here. Very enlightening. Thank you.

      Nick K

      October 28, 2021 at 6:40 am

  11. Put down the booze.

    New Zealand, to free itself from the current apartheid-enabling dictatorship needs leaders.

    Start by helping organising a general strike with mass protest marches.

    Meanwhile I’ll help out by drinking the booze for you – although I’ll keep the single malt for after the strike and stick to Teachers for now.

    MT Tinman

    October 28, 2021 at 7:31 am

  12. Vet

    ” Alternatively they could be given a hi viz jacket…. ” No Vet

    I see simple yellow stars, in high viz yellow, about 3 inches across that have to be worn on the front of the clothing would suffice as a solution

    In the middle instead of JEW would be the 3 letters “FUJ” in very bright RED (Labour Red)

    (No the moniker is not a variant of the 1960’s Holden from Australia)

    Then in smaller letters around the outside

    “Your ignorant compliance is ruining my freedom”

    A run of 100,000 at $5 a piece and I reckon would sell out in a week, and No Minister could pay wages for a year.

    See people would wear these with pride.


    October 28, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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