In today’s epic council meeting the 1st Option on the Agenda — refurbish and extend the former library — received unaminous support.
But don’t expect it to happen quickly.
Says Waikanae Community Board Chair, Richard Mansell: “with any project like this the starting generally takes time. The first thing to do will be to decide what needs doing. As a start I suspect they will need to do a proper survey of the building so the extent of the repairs can be established.
“After that the design work will start of both the repairs and the end look and make-up of the building.
“The entire process was estimated to take 2 years and I would not expect to see any ‘work’ being done on the building for a year. Once the dust has settled, I will ask the project lead for a rough timeline and hopefully be able to publish it. However, with any refurbishment of old buildings you don’t really know the extent of the works until the walls are ripped off.
“ACT will demand that the public service is colourblind, but highly focused on eliminating inequity. ACT is opposed to racial discrimination because it’s a lazy and divisive way of treating people,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“ACT would add a new principle of “Non-discrimination” to section 12 of the Public Service Act 2020, setting out the “Principles of the Public Service.” This would require the public service to act in a non-discriminatory way regardless of the race, ethnicity or national origins of a member of the community.
“The emphasis for the public service should be fitting services to every New Zealander. Our population is more diverse than just Māori and non-Māori, but you wouldn’t know it from this Government’s priorities.
“There are constant examples of public services dividing people. Race is being used to prioritise surgical waitlists, prezzy cards are given exclusively to pregnant Māori women, Significant Natural Areas treat Māori land differently, groups like RMA Regional Planning Committees and Three Waters Regional Representative Groups having special Māori representation.
“It is not up to the public service to lazily assume all Māori mothers need to be bribed to look after their pēpi, nor should it assume all non-Māori are less in need. Some are, some aren’t.
“We cannot afford to continue dividing ourselves along these superficial lines. We must celebrate the common humanity that unites all people and stop seeking ways to divide us with group rights and collective identity.
“Either New Zealand is to be a liberal democracy where all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, or a kind of ethno-state where some are born more equal than others.
“ACT will restore liberal democracy and universal human rights. All New Zealanders are alike in dignity and this should be reflected by our public service.”
Dealing with the now ideologically indoctrinated and politicised public service is going to be a huge problem for the next government — Neo-Marxists, Wokeists, Climatists and Globalists permeate the whole shebang. —Eds
Identified by the National Library as taken between 1885 and 1888 by Wrigglesworth & Binns of Wellington. Exactly where is as always a bit of a guess, although the bank on the left suggests upstream of the road and rail bridges.
It takes time to design, fund, execute, and publish good studies, but a succession of very concerning results have recently been published in scientific journals. Will this change the drift of Covid politics and media reporting? It should, but instead, we are being treated to yet more scare stories and ‘vaccine’ talk. So what are facts?
In their prospective study of 777 healthcare workers following Moderna Covid mRNA booster ‘vaccination’, the authors tested for acute dynamic increase in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) concentration above the gender-specific normal upper limit on day 3 after ‘vaccination’ without evidence of an alternative cause. 40 participants were found to have such elevated troponin levels, and 22 of these were adjudicated to have ‘vaccine’-associated myocardial injury. That is a whopping rate of one person out of 35 recipients. Women were more likely to be affected than men. As a measure of scale, 1 in 35 is a thousand times higher than the myocarditis rate currently admitted by our government.
I can’t help thinking of the judges who ordered the ‘vaccination’ of children against the wishes of one or other parents. I can’t help thinking of the elevated rates of heart disease in New Zealand. The unprecedented high rates of ‘vaccine’ injury and excess deaths. The studies cited above provide further understanding of how this is happening.
These are not unexpected findings. Eminent scientists have warned about these outcomes from early in the ‘vaccine’ rollout.
These early warnings fell on deaf ears, they should do so no longer. The medical tsars, media explainers, and political leaders need to take note, yet they are still stuck firmly in a groove.
Rather than building on facts presented in carefully designed and executed studies like these, politicians in election mode are finely tuned to speaking whatever they think may get them more votes. With a population heavily conditioned by government advertising to fear a plague of Covid, the common political strategy is to play on the fear and promise to make it all go away with, you guessed it, more ‘vaccines’. Watch Joe Biden on the campaign trail at Lake Tahoe over the weekend say:
“I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to Congress a request for additional funding for a new ‘vaccine’ that is necessary, that works.”
“And tentatively, not decided, finally but tentatively, it is recommended that – it would likely be recommended that everybody get it,” the president continued. “Whether they got it before or not.”
You don’t need me to tell you that ‘recommended for everyone whether ‘vaccinated’ before or not’ is political-speak for renewed ‘vaccine’ mandates. If you compare Biden’s ideas with the above studies, you realise that the political and financial clout of pharmaceutical companies is big enough to drown any facts out of the conversation—even if it might send us to hospital.
The plain idiocy of this view should by now be obvious, but this seems to have escaped a great many people. Watch former democratic representative Harold Ford’s reaction to the Biden agenda. He plans to get his seventh shot and admits to having had Covid three times already. What goes through someone’s mind getting a seventh when the previous six definitely haven’t worked? You tell me.
I’m speechless, or rather frozen in front of my keyboard. What more can you possibly say to warn about the dangers of mRNA Covid ‘vaccines’? Especially when no one in authority is likely to be listening. They don’t work, they harm 1 in 35 within 3 days, and they trigger immune deficiency, which could lower resistance to a range of diseases. Cancers, heart disease, strokes, and kidney disease are on the rise but keep on taking the covid-19 ‘vaccines’, the government tells us. The unwritten sub text:—we will continue to spend big on covid ‘vaccines’, thereby supporting the American economy, helping to increase our national debt, and destroying our national health service.
So what makes our politicians, media pundits, and medical authorities so wilfully blind to our welfare? There appear to be a number of reasons, not the least of which are money and power. Covid has become our leading bureaucratic industry. It has multiplied opportunities to wield political and professional power and benefit from lucrative contracts.
The state expects to control our lives. A month ago, the SIS reported to parliament that foreign powers were conducting interference in New Zealand. They included the usual suspects like China and Iran but also went further to warn that New Zealanders had begun to talk about concepts foreign to our national identity, like the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
The US First Amendment prevents the government from making laws that
‘regulate an establishment of religion, or that prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of assembly, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.’
I am sure you will agree that these are not concepts that are foreign to New Zealand. We have almost identical principles in our Bill of Rights. Principles that the government and the courts set aside during the ‘pandemic’.
These are not abstract principles, they are fundamental to a healthy relationship between the people and the state. The plans of Western governments, including ours, appear to be going in an opposite direction—more state control over fundamental rights and freedom of speech. To find out more about this, watch here.
Ever escalating control of the means of communication and information content is an unsustainable strategy. As Abraham Lincoln said:
“You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
Inevitably, the truth will rise to the surface, just as it is through the process of Covid science investigation and publishing. Continuing to ignore the accumulating evidence of harm amounts to political folly of the worst kind. The verdict of history will no doubt be very harsh, but the harm to individual and public health is already devastating.
Everyone, including Blind Freddy, knows that our economy is in the dunny. The only ones who think everything is grand are Grant Robertson and the other useless idiots in the governing parties. Even the IMF knows that we are in dire shape:
New Zealand is at risk of falling into a deeper recession, according to the International Monetary Fund.
In its annual report card, the IMF said the Government needs to rein in spending or else the country faces prolonged high inflation lasting until 2025.
The IMF said the economy had slowed, but significant labour market restraints had put upward pressure on wages, and the large positive output gap had kept inflation high.
“Growth is expected to slow to around 1% year-on-year in 2023 and 2024, with the possibility of a technical recession, despite some short-term boost from higher spending to address the North Island weather events and funding to meet central government cost pressures,” the IMF said.
“Inflation is likely to decline gradually to the 1–3% target range only in 2025 given the pick-up in non-tradable inflation.”
Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced yesterday the Government forecasts $4 billion in savings, although the Opposition say it is too little, too late.
On top of this, the New Zealand dollar has dropped significantly, sliding below US$0.60, and the NZX is on track to finish the month down almost 5%.1News
The problem is the unflushable grogans of the Labour Party. The dunny is blocked and is in desperate need of a proper flushing.
I’ve been saying for a while that this election is the most important in a generation, and this economic news proves that.
Grant Robertson won’t be around to witness his destruction of the economy. He’s placed his ever-expanding derriere on the party list for a quick exit post-election.
The basic Leftist attitude: “It’s all right when we do it, but not when they do it.”
Trump Campaign Releases Video Supercut of Democrats Disputing Republican Election Victories
Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has released a brand new “summer blockbuster” political ad highlighting Democrats’ well-documented history of disputing election results.
President Trump shared the roughly 10-minute video in an August 28 post on Truth Social, calling it a “must-watch.”
“Republican supporters and President Trump are being ridiculed, persecuted, and even prosecuted by Biden, congressional Democrats, and their radical prosecutors for raising questions about the accuracy of the 2020 victory,” the video begins.
“This may be one of the most hypocritical acts in history considering the Democrats have violently claimed that the last three Republican Presidential wins were stolen, rigged, and illegitimate, and it was Democrats who tried to stop the certification of a Republican President,” it continues.
The video goes on to cite a number of occasions in which Democrats have challenged election results, including during the 2000 presidential election when former Vice President Al Gore lost in a close-call race against President George W. Bush.