This is unlikely to affect our urban readers, but those in Reikorangi and parts of Peka Peka will likely be affected.
The council states–
This year we are reviewing the Kāpiti Coast District Council Keeping of Animals, Bees, and Poultry Bylaw 2010. After 10 years of the current bylaw being in place, and in accordance with legislation, we’re reviewing the bylaw to make sure it is fit-for-purpose for the next decade.
These figures are from America and are up to 31 March this year. The figures for the first 5 listed are over a period of 21 and a quarter years; for the cv Experimental Treatments they are for less than 6 months — and the totals are now about double those shown.
In my opinion Billy T. James was NZ’s greatest ever comedian and all-round entertainer, and his TV show from the late 1980s was wildly popular. This sketch was one of my favorites. But after seeing the ferocity with which activist Lee Williams was attacked by the Extreme Left over his spoof of a certain Maori Party MP, it made me wonder if the (albeit more moderate) PC Brigade which developed would have claimed “racist!” about this today?
As Who vocalist Roger Daltrey commented recently (see post) the Wokeists are creating a dull, miserable society in which those who scream “I’m offended” get headline treatment in the Legacy Media — and more disconcertingly, then embark upon vendettas against that person by agressively lobbying family, employers, making false claims to authorities, and so on.
The Wokeists are a blight on society and should be disregarded. Unfortunately the ‘hate speech’ notions of Jacinda & Co. are set to make things a whole lot worse.
About 50 years on from the photo taken in the late 1900s but not much has changed — an Austin A90 has replaced the pony trap but there are still bicycles propped against the exterior. Another structure has replaced the original house on the left.
Normally, the Dear Leader’s most devout tele-evangelist, Tova O’Brien has got stuck into her in a piece on Newshub headed “Jacinda Ardern has misled the public and shut down debate on hate speech laws”.
“OPINION: Jacinda Ardern is wrong about her own hate speech law. Completely and utterly wrong.
“Not only is the Prime Minister wrong about the basic facts of the proposal, she was wrong to shut down debate on hate speech on The AM Show this morning with her glib, inaccurate dismissals.
“The Prime Minister and Ministers develop policy and set policy directions for law. If they don’t understand the policy direction and intent of the law, how can they expect the judiciary to interpret and apply the law?”
Point 56 states, “That your misleading tweet on May 10, 2021, against the use of Ivermectin had the effect of the State of Tamil Nadu withdrawing Ivermectin from the protocol on May 11, 2021, just a day after the Tamil Nadu government had indicated the same for the treatment of cv-19 patients.”
If a trial in India finds WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan guilty then the WHO Scientist could be sentenced to death or life in prison. Dr Soumya Swaminathan would have be charged with the threatened criminal prosecution and be found guilty on one of the those charges.
Advocate Dipali Ojha, lead attorney for the Indian Bar Association, threatened criminal prosecution against Dr. Swaminathan “for each death” caused by her acts of commission and omission. The brief accused Swaminathan of misconduct by using her position as a health authority to further the agenda of special interests to maintain an EUA for the lucrative vaccine industry.
Inside the grounds, it’s heaven: you’re hit by the sophisticated, well-groomed Britishness that the All England Club does so well. –Veteran Wimbledon watcher, Pippa Middleton
The most prestigious of the grand slams
It may lack the flamboyance of Roland Garros, however Wimbledon has its unique English character, rituals and prestige. In the words of coach, Dan Bloxham, it reminds everyone of the heritage of the game. Players regard it as the top grand slam and the competition is always fierce. But don’t you dare wear any colour other than white and that includes everything you’ve got on!
The 2019 gentlemen’s final was one of the best ever, but covid-19 put paid to the scheduled 2020 tournament — with Novak Djokovic outlasting Roger Federer in five sets. He freely admitted that on the day the Swiss maestro was the better player, however the Serb hung in and survived two match points to take the longest Wimbledon final in history 7-6,1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12. In contrast the ladies final saw Simona Halep easily beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3. Sadly the Romanian has had to pull out of this year’s tournament because of injury.
The strange and wonderful world of Wimbledon
Wimbledon is the oldest of the four tennis grand slams. The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club held its first tournament in 1877 and prior to World War One, New Zealand’s greatest tennis player, Anthony Wilding, won the gentlemen’s singles title four times.
It is the only grand slam to be played on grass and inevitably the surface deteriorates as the tournament progresses. The first centre court match this year between defending champion Novak Djokovic and Jack Draper was played on a beautifully groomed, blemish-free lawn. However, in fourteen days’ time, the finalists will have to contend with worn and dusty baselines which will cause them on occasions to slip and slide.
Tradition is a key part of the Wimbledon fortnight. In the seats at one end, fashionable dresses and suits, collars and ties are de rigeur for the rich and famous who attend and strawberries and ice cream is the favoured lunch time snack (in 2017 a remarkable 27,887kg of Kentish strawberries were consumed.) The Ralph Lauren fashion house dresses the ball girls and boys in conservative navy blue and the umpires and line officials to provide the right Wimbledon look. As a spectator you can get the Ultimate Wimbledon Fan Pack which includes towels, caps, tennis balls, umbrella, water-bottle, shopper bag and official history
The two individual competitions are quaintly referred to as the ladies’ and gentlemen’s singles. If royalty is present, women finalists curtsey before starting their pre-match hit up.
Cv-19 has meant that the crowds are limited to 50% capacity until the finals which will lessen the pressure on the strawberry fields of south-east England.
Who’s competitive in the ladies’ singles?
Australian Ashleigh Barty is seeded number one, however she will have plenty of competition from eastern Europeans, Aryna Sabalena, Elina Svitlolina, Iga Swiatek, Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova.
However, in women grand slams seeding don’t mean a lot. In the recent Roland Garros tournament none of the top 17 seed made it the semi-finals. As it happens neither of the two finalists from the Paris are ranked in top ten at Wimbledon this year. Expect to see women’s seeds drop like flies in the first four rounds.
Serena Williams is seeking her 24th grand slam to equal the record of Australia’s Margaret Court, but the experts feel she is unlikely to do it at Wimbledon this year. At 40 she is probably too old and too heavy to match the speed and skill of the many talented players in the draw, some of whom are half her age.
Tough competition amongst the men
The French Open finalists, Stephanos Tstisipas and Novak Djokovic will be in the mix as the Wimbledon finals approach. As world number one Djokovic has to be the favourite, having won his 19th grand slam in Paris. If he pulls off the 2021Wimbledon title the Serb will equal the record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Sadly the Spaniard is not playing in this year’s tournament.
Although seven times winner Roger Federer is very much at home on grass, his lack of match play this year makes him unlikely to be a threat to the top seeds. However, the crowds will still enjoy watching him play and local hero Andy Murray.
As well as Djokovic and Tsitsipas, players likely to make the quarter finals include Danill Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Mateo Berrittini. The men’s seeds are always more predictable than the women.
One thing is certain over the next two weeks – Wimbledon will live up to expectations with plenty of exciting, top quality matches and numerous upsets.
With the racial division being deliberately and aggressively pursued by the Jacinda government, here are a couple of images showing what we really need — where someone’s skin colour and ancestry doesn’t matter, everyone has equal opportunity, rights and obligations and where people live in harmony.