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Tuesday, 19 September


World watch Wednesday Your NZ

Tuesday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


September 20 in history Homepaddock

451  The Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetiuss victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat, is considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world.

524 Kan Balam I, ruler of Maya state of Palenque, was born (d. 583).

1187  Saladin began the Siege of Jerusalem.

1378  Cardinal Robert of Geneva, known as the Butcher of Cesena, was elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.

1519 Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Sanlcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

1633  Galileo Galilei was tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.

1697 The Treaty of Rijswijk was signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years War (168897)

1737  The finish of the Walking Purchase which forced the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1835  Farroupilhas Revolution began in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

1842  James Dewar, Scottish chemist, was born (d. 1923).

1848  The American Association for the Advancement of Science was created.

1854 Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeated Russians in the Crimea.

1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ended with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.

1860  The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) visited the United States.

1863  American Civil War: The...

20:54 expanding outside of EU by adding POLi payment method for New Zealand and Australian customers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Womens Suffrage Day: 19 September Kapiti Independent

Let not babies, the wash tub or even dinner, prevent women from going. Franchise activist, Amey Daldy, encouraging women to vote in 1893 Votes for women By Roger Childs 124 years ago women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. We were the first country to pass such a law, however in the US []


Poll: Davis leads Harawira easily Your NZ

According to a Newshub/Reid Research poll  Hone Harawira isnt close to winning back his Te Tai Tokerau seat off Kelvin Davis. Kelvin Davis (Labour) 67.4% Hone Harawira (Mana) 30.3% Godfrey Rudolf (Green) 2.3% Davis got 43.90% in the 2014 election to Harawiras 40.53, with the Maori Party candidate getting 11.65% and an independent getting 2.05%. []


Climate debate Your NZ

ndrew BaileyWWF has organised an election climate debate, starting tonight at 7 pm. We know its 100% possible to unlock a safe climate future for all New Zealanders. Climate action is bigger than politics  but its election season right now. Will political parties come together to set a course for a 100% renewable energy, zero carbon future? Or will climate []


New Zealand: One Pipeline Rupture Later "IndyWatch Feed War"

Update: New Zealand Military Deploying for Fuel Transportation Update: Air New Zealand Restricting Ticket Sales, Cargo Reduced New Zealand is a funny place. It sort of pretends to be a modern, first world sort of place, when in actuality, its a hairs width away from infrastructure collapse at all times. Combine the shell-be-right []


New Zealand & the Hunt for Taxes "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION:  Hi Martin,

Firstly I appreciate your insight into world events. I dont see anyone else coming even close to what you do.

In New Zealand we are facing an election and taxation is a big topic. Labour on the left has appointed a new, young, female leader who has wide appeal. She is hedging on Labours taxation policy but its known they favour capital gains taxes business, property, inheritance, you name it. I saw an article that Illinois is experiencing massive flight of wealth due to taxes. Will people run out of options for places to go or is the world in general headed towards mass taxation?

Thanks for your time.


ANSWER: Yes,  Jacinda Ardern is a desperate attempt to raise Marxism to its former glory. The Labour Party fell to below 30% in the polls so they put a young girl up front to gain votes. It is also true that Illinois is a complete disaster. I wrote about how they should just dissolve the state because they cannot even go bankrupt on their government pensions. It is true that every five minutes someone leaves Illinois. The most recent poll revealed that 47% of people in Illinois wanted to leave the state. Property values will collapse in Illinois because there is a mass exodus and no buyers unless they are oblivious to what is taking place. This is how Rome fell from a population of 1 million to 15,000. People just walked away from their property.

Marxism has destroyed the world economy and caused the deaths of countless millions of people all for a theory that has never worked. We are facing the darkest hours in this collapse of socialism. Make no mistake, there are plenty of people who have been brainwashed to believe it is the rich causing this rather than the greed of politicians. It is the government pensions in Illinois that has destroyed the State. They prefer to say the rich do not pay their fair share but government always needs more and more. So that share never ends until it reaches 100%.

This w...


Lake Horowhenua Retrial Kapiti Independent

Retrial this week of Philip Dean Taueki for trespassing on his own land  By Veronica Harrod Horowhenua correspondent Lake Horowhenua beneficial owner Philip Dean Taueki faces retrial for trespass in Levin District Court this Thursday (September 21) despite having been acquitted of two previous charges of trespass. Even though Taueki lives on Maori freehold land beside the lake, []


Word of the day Homepaddock

Mumpish  sullenly angry; sulky; depressed in spirits; mopey.

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James Shaw is a wanker Not PC

The delightful prospect of the country seeing the back of the Green Party after they fall below 5% on Saturday and depart the precincts of Parliament is given added importance by their continuing and rank hypocrisy.

Latest example from a top drawer of top-class chutzpah to choose from is their response to the damaged oil pipeline running south from Marsden Point that now holds Aucklands airport hostage: Green Party undertaker James Shaw (to whom it may fall to take out the partys corpse, fingers crossed), leapt into the fray to say that

the government's failure to provide [this] critical infrastructure was negligent the government has a role in ensuring we've got fuel security," he said.

Can you smell the same stale stench of sanctimony there that I can?

At the same time as he and his colleagues in the Green movement talk about oil use as an addiction and protest every drop of oil taken out of the ground oil drilling is mad, they say it must be stopped for the sake of the children and do everything they possibly can to make the production of power and the refining of fuel more difficult and more and more expensive; everything they can to raise costs and taxes on fuel; everything they can to make fuel more expensive and, with the RMA they support, to make construction of infrastructure and pipelies more costly and more uncertain; cheering loudly every time Lucy Lawless lambasts Shell or their own protests help sink a new pipeline even as this anti-energy anti-industry zealot waves his anti-oil flag so flagrantly in our faces he has the gall to lecture in public about fuel security in a way that looks like he would know about or would value such a thing.

What a wanker.

An insult to those who do.

Let us hope after Saturday we wil never hear from him or his fellow luddites again.

It is the one thing about this election worth looking forward to.



Rural round-up Homepaddock

Guiney misses out on selection Hugh Stringleman:

One long-serving director and two newcomers are the preferred candidates for three Fonterra board seats this year leaving sitting board member Leonie Guiney out in the cold.

They were former Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman and nine-year director John Monaghan, of Wairarapa, former Deer Industry New Zealand chairman and farm consultant Andy Macfarlane of Mid-Canterbury and PWC partner and National Fieldays Society board member Brent Goldsack, of Waikato.

The three were named as independent nomination process candidates for three vacancies among seven farmer-director seats on the Fonterra board. . .

Palmerston North farmer Peter Bills owns more machines than most Samantha Tennent:

Not many contractors or services agents come through the gate of Te Rata Farm at Linton, owned by Peter and Kim Bills. The Bills try to be as self-sufficient as possible across their business.

The Bills run a pretty taut ship, keeping costs down by doing all their own cultivation, mowing and bailing. They admit they own more gear than the average 260-cow farm; almost the only piece of equipment they dont have is a harvester.

It keeps costs down for us but more importantly we arent relying on a contractor to get the work done. . .

Weather hits somber pea growers Annette Scott:

Theres been no compensation for Wairarapa pea growers heading into their second season of a two-year pea moratorium.

And on top of wet weather that meant they could not get crops in the ground put farmers in a pretty sombre mood, Wairarapa cropping farmer Karen Williams said.

Williams, the 2017 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year, was an integral part of the grower group working alongside farmers and the Ministry for Primary Industries in the pea weevil response. . .

Restrictions lifted on feijoas in Taranaki after being cleared of myrtle rust threat Gerald Piddock:

Feijoa lovers can breathe a sigh of relief after ministry officials put the plant in the low risk category for infection fro...


Coal plant proposal for PNG city a poor option NGO "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific"

Lae, Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades

Radio New Zealand | 19 September, 2017 

A proposal for a coal-fired power plant in Lae is a poor economic and environmental option, according to an anti-coal group in Papua New Guinea.

The proposal by Mayur Resources to build a plant on the Lae Tidal Basin has lingered for a couple of years, but failed to get a purchase agreement from PNG Power.

However Mayur had approval from PNG Ports through its re-development of Laes important port area.

But Chris Lahberger from Nogat Coal PNG said the government knew that a coal plant was not an efficient way to generate energy.

But it just looks awful as well, as PNG is a signatory to the Paris (Climate) Agreement to go one hundred percent renewable, and a coal mine with a forty year life span, Mr Lahberger said.

Mayur are now suggesting that the life span of this coal plant to be fifteen years. But the economics of that just doesnt stack up. Like you would not make your money back from your investment if you r...


100 Days at Tutere Gallery Kapiti Independent

Amazing work over three months! By Kate Hartmann If you say 100 Day Project really quickly and you dont think too deeply about what that might actually entail, then it doesnt seem that big a deal! Fast forward to the set up and hanging of the resulting exhibition, 6 x 100 and it felt like []


Jesus H. Christ! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is painful to watch, so Ill summarize it and spare you.

Ron Wyatt, biblical fantasist extraordinaire, claims to have found dried blood in the rocks below the place where Jesus was crucified. He took it to an Israeli lab where they reconstituted it, and then cultured it in a growth medium, and discovered that the blood was still alive. A miracle! Especially since if you took some old rock scrapings and threw them in growth medium you probably would get something to growit just wouldnt be human cells.

Then, further, they looked at it under a microscope and counted the chromosomes. How, I dont know; you cant see chromosomes with a light microscope unless you squash the cells undergoing mitosis and stain them, which would require killing Jesus cells.

But they counted them anyway, miraculously, I guess. They discovered that Jesus cells we have now leapt straight into the assumption that this is actually blood from a named person 2000 years ago contained 24 chromosomes. Twenty three from Mary, which gave him his human form, and a Y chromosome from Jehovah to make him male. So the old joke is right: the H in his name is for Haploid. Also, hes aneuploid.

Of course, its a bit odd. Old guy comes into the lab with some flaky red stuff scraped off a rock; lab technicians accept that its two millennia old human blood. They cultivate it on growth medium and get some cells, and they still accept his claim that these are human. They magically count chromosomes in these cells, and they have a non-human number; they still assume its human, and even that it is from a specific human. None of this makes any sense.

After that revelation, the video goes on and on about another old evangelical Christian chestnut: there is a molecule called laminin that is vaguely cross-shaped, which is somehow supposed to imply that were held together by Jesus. Only (?) problem is this guy spells and pronounces it liminin.

We are compelled to accept the inevitable truth. Jesus was haploid, and he was from New Zealand.

The only other possible explanation is that Ron Wyatt is a liar, and these gullible Christians are mind-bogglingly stupid. But that cant possibly be.


You Cant Handle the Truth! by G Squared Uncensored NZ Blog

Next month (October 2017) the final JFK Report is to be realeased. It was determined last year that the herds will be given something extra; but will never be told the truth. I will detail in upcoming articles how  JFK was murdered. For now, this will set the stage     You cant handle the []

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Tax teachers to tackle tail of failures? Homepaddock

Why dont we tax teachers and use the money to tackle the tail of kids who fail at school?

That wouldnt be fair, there are many reasons for children failing, you cant hold all teachers responsible.

There are many reasons for the degradation of water quality, but you say its fair to tax all irrigators to clean it up. You could use the money for professional development for teachers who arent performing.

Thats ridiculous, you couldnt take money from good teachers to upskill the bad. its not their responsibility, thats up to principals or the ministry.

But Labour plans to take money from all irrigators and use some to bring poor performers up to standard even though regional councils already have the powers to make them comply.

And what about the teachers who are already doing everything they should, and spending their own money on further education. You cant expect them to pay for those who dont.

Thats exactly what Labours water tax would do. It would take money from irrigators who have spent and still are spending their own money to bring those who havent and arent up to scratch.

But what if the school doesnt have a problem with pupils not achieving, what if it and its teachers are already doing everything they can for all their pupils?

The money could go to schools where there are problems.

But thats not fair, you cant tax teachers at one school and use the money to deal with problems at another.

Thats exactly the way the water tax would work. It would take money from the good in one place and use it to deal with problems in another.

But what if teacher standards arent the problem anyway? You cant tax them for something over which they have no control.

Thats exactly how the water tax would work. It would take the money even if the problem with water quality was due to bird life, storm water or sewerage and nothing at all to do with irrigating or even farming.

And what exactly would the money be used for, how would it make a difference? You have to have a plan first then work out how to pay for it, not take the money and then find ways to spend it.

Thats exactly whats been suggested for the water tax. Labour has said it would take the money, give some to Iwi, some to regional councils to clean up waterways, but with no plan for how theyd do that, and if any is left over it could be used for roads which are district council responsibilities. All of thats very vague and nothing theyve said explains how the money w...


Revising NZ History 7: Celebrating Peace Rewi at Waitara Kapiti Independent

Warmonger becomes peacemaker By John Robinson Rewi Maniapoto had been the most active warrior chief in the king movement, joining with Kingis rebellion at Waitara in 1860, and driving Government Agent Gorst out of the Waikato in 1863 against the wishes of the king, Tawhiao, and his family. But he later recognised that the war []


English has improved, Ardern has faded Your NZ

The election campaign was turned on its head six weeks ago when Andrew Little stepped down, Jacinda Ardern took over the Labour leadership, Metiria Turei stepped down and to a lesser extent Peter Dunne pulled out altogether. Labour surged, Greens and NZ First slumped, and National slipped. The campaign had suddenly transformed into a head []


New Plymouth's Wind Wand hit by lightning in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed World"

Striking footage has emerged of lightning lashing New Plymouth's Wind Wand art structure during a storm on Sunday night. Video of the strike was posted to Facebook by Taranaki-based business PrimoWireless which caught the bolt lighting up the sky shortly after 6pm. The video has had more than 110,000 hits in just over 12 hours. Watch the video.


Blogs hard out on attack Your NZ

Political blogs tend to cater for their own audiences much of the time, but in an election campaign tend to put a lot of effort into attacking the other lot. Thats certainly evident at this stage of the campaign. Kiwiblog is run by David Farrar, who has close associations with National. He can be critical []


Quote of the Day: On music Not PC

"Music turns maths into emotion."
~ unattributed


Quote of the day Homepaddock

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.  Kate Adie wh0 celebrates her 72nd birthday today.

Filed under: language Tagged: Kate Adie


Fuel pipeline and Plan B Your NZ

Should we have a Plan B for everything? Some have said we should have had a backup to a bust fuel pipeline. This has caused major disruption at Auckland Airport in particular. Stuff:  Possibility of prosecution after leak closes crucial jet fuel pipeline The Northland Regional Council said it was investigating the circumstances that led []


Evidence against TOP Your NZ

The Opportunities Party have promoted their policies as evidence based. From About on their website: TOP takes a long term, evidence based view. However now we are down to the business end of the campaign evidence seems to have flown out the TOP window. A few days ago on Newshub: Gareth Morgan blames landlines for []



A review of the book Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour authored by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson (ISBN 9780947503390) What is it that we dont understand? Were going to lose this fucking war if we dont stop killing civilians: General Stanley McChrystals outburst at his morning []


General chat Your NZ

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


Media watch Tuesday Your NZ

19 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


Open Forum Tuesday Your NZ

19 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


New look at dark energy: Research suggests accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, could be only an apparent effect "IndyWatch Feed World"

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The new study-by a group at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand-finds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than the fit to the standard dark energy model. Dark energy is usually assumed to form roughly 70% of the present material content of the Universe. However, this mysterious quantity is essentially a place-holder for unknown physics. Current models of the Universe require this dark energy term to explain the observed acceleration in the rate at which the Universe is expanding. Scientists base this conclusion on measurements of the distances to supernova explosions in distant galaxies, which appear to be farther away than they should be if the Universe's expansion were not accelerating.

Monday, 18 September


World watch Tuesday Your NZ

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


September 19 in history Homepaddock

335  Dalmatius was raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

1356  In the Battle of Poitiers, the English defeated the French.

1676 Jamestown was burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacons Rebellion.

1692 Giles Corey was pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.

1777  First Battle of Saratoga/Battle of Freemans Farm/Battle of Bemis Heights.

1796 George Washingtons farewell address was printed across America as an open letter to the public.

1862 American Civil War: Battle of Luka  Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeated a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.

1863  American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.

1870 Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris began.

1881 President James A. Garfield died of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.

1882 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom, was born (d. 1965).

1889  Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author, was born (d. 1999).

1893 The Governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

Women win the right to vote

1911 Sir William Golding, English writer, Nobel Prize laureate, was born (d. 1993).



How many from the press gallery know what a cow looks like? Your NZ

How out of touch are political journalists with farming? "Good to get a few reporters here so they can see what a dairy cow looks like" says fed farmers' Lloyd standing under Morrinsville Mega Cow Gia Garrick (@giaisonline) September 18, 2017 Media also told we have "unconscious bias" and there is hope we []


Advance voting well ahead Your NZ

Advance voting in the first week totals 445,350 which is well ahead of last election. Daily totals for 2017 are approximate only and may be subject to change. Date 2017 General Election 2014 General Election 2011 General Election Wed-Sat 49,497 18,818 11 September 39,643 22,234 8,893 12 September 48,545 22,846 8,845 13 September 66,535 23,950 []


Mary Singletons Book Launch Kapiti Independent

Was that really me?  Friends of the Kapiti Libraries are pleased to invite you to the launch of Mary Singletons memoir. The session is on ~ Sunday September 24th  ~ at 2.30 pm  ~ at Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room  ~ Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu      An eventful life: from Island Bay to the Kalahari []


Word of the day Homepaddock

Katrizper  a very strong gale or storm wind.

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