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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urges voters to condemn Shane Jones’ comments

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The above is a heading on the Herald website.

Prime Minister Ardern condemns Shane Jones’ comments – but she will not/cannot sack him.

Makes it very clear who is in charge in the current government – and it is not Jacinda Ardern.

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March 5, 2020 at 10:47 pm

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Herald Gets Something Right

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One of the few accurate headlines in a long time may be found on the Herald website.

Ardern: ‘I didn’t know what it was like to be PM without being nauseous’



There is absolutely no doubt Ardern is the most nauseous prime Minister I can remember.

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January 19, 2018 at 4:39 am

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You’d Think God Had Died………

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……… if you read the politics page of today’s on line Herald.

No less than seven stories about the late Jim Anderton.   No wonder I’ve gone off NZ politics.

As far as I’m concerned he was a political deadbeat whose only claims to fame were to foist onto NZers an unnecessary loss making state owned bank and to instruct Helen Clark to get married if she wanted to be PM.

The absolute nadir of his political career came late in the piece when he tried to appropriate a Christchurch property belonging to the Anglican Church.

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January 12, 2018 at 1:28 am

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What’s With The herald?

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Adolf just had a quick look at the Politics page in the Herald.

Heres’s a selection of headlines:-

“Winston Scratches His Arse”

“Peters Picks His Nose”

Don’t you believe me?  Go and have a look.

The only possible reason for their omission is that there was something more inane to print.

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September 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

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It Will Snow In Hell…..

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……. on the day The herald is able to print a story on anyone giving $50k to the Labour Party.

Today’s Herald slime job on the National Party zeroes in on Judith Collins’s husband, listing all his sins against ‘the workers.’

Oravida’s founder Deyi (Stone) Shi made the donation earlier this month.
Shi’s company, which also exports wine, seafood, freshwater and meat to China, has close ties to National. Former National Prime Minister Jenny Shipley is the chairwoman and director David Wong-Tung is the husband of Revenue Minister Judith Collins.

Collins came under pressure over her links to Oravida in 2014 after she met with Shi and a Chinese border official while on a ministerial visit to China, weeks after Oravida had lobbied the Government about difficulties in getting its products into China.
Oravida has previously given $30,000 to National, and Shi once donated $55,000 in a charity auction to play golf with former Prime Minister John Key.

 Shi is also the owner of Ardmore airport and bought former Hanover director Mark Hotchin’s Paritai Drive mansion for $39m in 2013.

Funny thing is, all the sins seen by the Herald are regarded as virtues by ordinary Kiwis.

That’s why the Herald is terminal.

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March 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm

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Herald Goes Full Snaggletooth

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What an amazing array of headlines in the online Herald.

The only word the editor wanted to hear was “Adern.”   No less than six stories are puff pieces on the party’s latest Messiahress.   Andrew Little is buggered and it only took 24 hours.

Mind you, puff pieces are all the Herald can print because there’s nothing else.

This girl is all puff and no pastry.

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March 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

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PIMPING ON THE ???????

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The Royal New Zealand Herald is but a shadow of its former self.  Once the doyen of newspapers (although the ODT would disagree) it is now a second rate rag with a declining circulation populated by second rate journos hell bent on interviewing their typewriters without the benefit of a modicum of research.

And so it was that this week the ‘paper’ featured two shock horror stories about families reduced to living in motels payed for by the taxpayer because they could find alternative accommodation.

What the Herald didn’t tell you was that both families had been evicted from their Housing New Zealand rental properties by order of the Tenancy Tribunal for the non payment of rent.

Housing New Zealand is the biggest provider of social housing in the country with capped rentals far below those seen in the private sector.    I hold very strongly to the view that access to ‘State’ housing is a privilege not to be abused.   My first home was a State house.   My parents were conscious of that privilege and looked after the home meticulously until they eventually purchased the property made possible by a National government initiative.  

A simple change of policy would ensure that no tenant would ever be evicted for non payment of rent. All that HNZ needs to do is to change the tenancy agreement to provide for the automatic assignment of rent from the tenant’s salary/wages/benefit as a condition of the agreement.   Simple, easy, straightforward, fair and reasonable although I have no doubt the Sue Bradford’s of this world would be quick to condemn it as ‘tenant bashing’.

A much harder and philosophical question is whether the State has an obligation to house people who have, for whatever reason, forfeited their right to State housing.    I don’t think there’s an easy answer to the question.   Certainly each case has to be dealt with on its merits but I think it comes a time when enough is enough.   Interested in your feedback.

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December 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Spot The Anomaly

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From the hopeless Herald:-

Here’s the picture

 The smokestack industries are under a thick cloud. Picture / Greg Bowker

 and here’s the headline.

Woods: Agri emissions must be tackled

Can you see anything wrong?

Not a cow in sight
A picture of a gas/coal fired power station
Some harmless steam rising from a cooling tower

Just the media wing of the Labour Party spreading more lies and misinformation.

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October 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm

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I Want Some of Those Alcoholic Vegetables

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A wonderful clanger in today’s non-edited Herald.

‘The price of non-alcoholic vegetables fell 0.7 per cent.’

Yes, that’s the most amazing fact revealed in an otherwise dreary bad news for Labour story.

How long ago did Labour declare food costs to be a crisis needing the removal of GST?

‘Food prices drop on plunging dairy’

Not the headline they wanted, I’m afraid.

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August 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

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Why Is It So?

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Today’s  Herald runs a breathless story by a useless reporter who lacks the brains to ask ‘Why is it so?

(Does anyone remember the remarkable professor Julius Sumner-Miller whose catch phrase was ‘Why is it so?’)

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Apparently there are many high end residential properties in Auckland which have remained empty for many months and in some cases years.   I read the article, hoping for enlightenment but there was none.  Just some dreary statistics regurgitated by a tired scribe.

Of course there had to be a sensational picture.

A Spanish-style, turret-topped Herne Bay house at 81 Sarsfield St has stood empty for years and is now being demolished. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Auckland’s most high-profile empty mansion is the Spanish-style, turret-topped Herne Bay house at 81 Sarsfield St, which is thought to be worth about $15 million. It has stood empty for years and is now being demolished.

It’s pretty easy to figure out why so many high priced properties are vacant.  Nobody wants to buy the bloody things because the rice is too high.  Pretty simple really.  And as for the property pictured above, it’s not worth $15 million or any where near it.  It is worth land value less demolition costs.

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July 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

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