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Sunday, 17 June

22:30

The negative narrative continues for this government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It appears that Jacinda-mania is over, that media have finally realised the princess has no answers. If there ever was a honeymoon it is well over now as the government lurches from one crisis after another and almost all are self inflicted. Stacey Kirk is the latest to put down the Koolaid sippy cup: Quote: [] The post The negative narrative continues for this government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:15

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the post with the [] The post Top five most viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Heather du Plessis-Allan reckons Kelvin Davis has a target on his back: Quote: Someone get Kelvin Davis a bottle of something strong, because this is going to hurt. From here on in, government is going to be painful for Arderns 2IC. Hes just marked himself as an easy target. The baby buck straggling behind the [] The post Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Food,Glorious Food: Our Food E01 Norfolk "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Interesting BBC series on British Food and its history

21:41

I THINK I WOULD HAVE LIKED THIS GUY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the US.    He served as Warren Harding's Vice-President and assumed the presidency in 1923 when Harding died in office.   He was elected in his own right in 1924 in a landslide victory and retired in 1928 after declining nomination for a second term which he would have surely won.

There was nothing pretentious about Coolidge.   His exhibited the traditional New England Puritan virtues of honesty, industry, thrift, taciturnity and piety and presided over a strong and burgeoning economy.   He is perhaps best remembered for his saying "The business of America is business".

But I particularly like this story ... his son, Calvin Jnr learned of his fathers ascent to power working as a field hand on a New England tobacco farm.   Honest work in the fresh air was considered a needful thing by the family, which was still very much connected to its middle-class roots. There would be no fake resume-padding jobs or summers spent lolling on sailboats or golf links.

The story goes that when young Cal opted to stay cutting tobacco, one of his co-workers was incredulous that he was staying despite his elevated status. If my father was President, I wouldn't work in a tobacco field the other boy said.

 Calvin responded, If my father were your father, you would.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

Brookings Institution: Threats to Democracy in the Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Interesting panel discussion at the Brookings Institution with amongst others David Frum.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A funeral for Smear Your Mea founder Talei Morrison will be held on Wednesday in Rotorua. Morrison, who was also a kapa haka star, lost her very public battle with cervical cancer at 10.30am on Saturday, in a Hamilton hospice facility.[] Morrison was 42 when she was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in August last year. Morrison spoke [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is bezonian (noun) (archaic) A knave or rascal Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The root of the archaic English noun bezonian is the Italian noun bisogno need, lack, also in the late 16th century, raw, needy recruit (newly landed in Italy from Spain). In English bezonian has always [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 18 22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

Humour in the Morning "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This seems very apposite in todays PC world.

14:55

The Late Movie: RAF at War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

WWII propaganda film,but not too bad

12:30

Howard Keel Bless Your Beautiful Hide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Great song from Stanley Donens 1954 musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Some great songs and dance numbers.

12:00

Q+A Business Podcast "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Corin Dann went to the Pomegranate Kitchen in Wellington to interview Rebecca Stewart. Shes the Co-founder of this social enterprise catering company employing former refugees as cooks. They make delicious Middle Eastern food for local people.

11:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:30

The propaganda video made to influence Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz A brilliant move by Trump. This is the video Trump played to Kim at their summit meeting in Singapore . The post The propaganda video made to influence Kim Jong Un appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Sunday standup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Classic Drama: The Duchess of Duke Street with Gemma Jones S02 E12 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A word of warning, this is a great series, but some of the video quality is poor. Yet years ago I enjoyed this very much.

On a different note the food consultant was one Michael Smith who wrote some excellent books about British food


The Duchess of Duke Street
 is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, previously the producer of the ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs.[1] It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa Leyton/Trotter, the eponymous Duchess who works her way up from servant to renowned cook to proprietrix of the upper-class Bentinck Hotel in Duke Street, St. Jamess, in London.

The story is loosely based on the real-life career of Rosa Lewis (ne Ovenden), the Duchess of Jermyn Street, who ran the Cavendish Hotel in London.[2] When the show first aired, there were many people who still remembered her, as she lived until 1952. According to census returns, she was born in Leyton, Essex, to a watchmaker. In the series, Louisas family name is Leyton, and her father is a clock-maker.

09:30

BBC TV Drama: Telfords Change (1975) E06 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Barkworth played a bank manager, Mark Telford, who took a backward step in his career in order to retreat from the rat race. He relinquished his job in international banking and became a local branch manager in Dover.

Telfords wife Laura (played by Hannah Gordon) and son Peter (Michael Maloney) remained in London. Keith Barron played Tim Hart, Lauras theatrical colleague who was keen to have an affair with her, and with whom she did have a brief liaison. In order to win back his wife, Telford gave up the Dover job and returned to international banking.

The series was created and sold to the BBC by Barkworth himself and a group of colleagues (including Mark Shivas) through a company called Astramead

09:30

Hannity: Former Obama official is trying to change her tune "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

A bizarre video from a Dhimmi Prime Minister "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S02 E04 Big Brother "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:15

Q+A Panel discussing the Simon Bridges interview "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Following the Q+A interview with Simon Bridges there was this panel discussion.

The panel was Josie Pagani, Peter Dunne and Fran OSullivan.

08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

Whaleoil sports quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

New Zealand Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:00

Would you like sharia with that? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Longer ago than I care to reveal I would occasionally frequent the Hare Krishnas restaurant just near Melbournes famous Flinders Street Station. The food was always basic and no choice: depending on the day, either a tomato pasta or a potato curry, with a spiced pudding and custard, and cordial. But the main attraction for [] The post Would you like sharia with that? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:50

Q+A: Corin Dann interviews Simon Bridges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Q+A Panel discussion with Josie Pagani, Peter Dunne and Fran OSullivan is posted here.

Here via Scoop is the TVNZ Press release and transcript:-

Tricky trade-offs and balances on climate change says Simon Bridges.

Nationals leader says the party is committed to tackling climate change but it says there are some scientific questions that needed to be answered about carbon dioxide versus methane.

Mr Bridges was speaking on TVNZ 1s Q+A this morning following an announcement this week his party would offer bipartisan support to the Government on climate change.

The target we set was 50 percent fewer emissions by 2050, he said. Broadly speaking, it is carbon zero on CO2, but it is acknowledging the I think emerging consensus around the science that on methane and the like, they are short-lived gases and thats holding constant, rather than decreasing.

Ive made clear that I do want to prioritise the environment, but I also understand that these things, there are tricky trade-offs and balances here. The reality is food production is still like number one for us.

He did not want to see a huge growth in cow numbers.

I think certainly we wouldnt want to see significantly more cows. I think the reality is actually what we have got to do is weve got to invest a lot more in science and innovation and technology to get those solutions.

Q + A
Episode 14
SIMON BRIDGES
Interviewed by CORIN DANN

CORIN It is been an interesting week for National watching from afar in Singapore.

SIMON Sure has.

CORIN Law and order, climate change. You have made quite an interesting shift on climate change. Why have you done that?

SIMON I think ultimately because it is about demonstrating some leadership, even from opposition and doing what we think is the right and responsible thing and providing certaint...

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Canada, Australia & our Pacific neighbours support the United States & Israel but we stupidly do not "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Last year the United Nations General Assembly resolution chastising Israel for provoking strife with the Palestinians by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel brought a warning response from the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Haley threatened to withdraw United States funding to the United Nations, also saying that they would [] The post Canada, Australia & our Pacific neighbours support the United States & Israel but we stupidly do not appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:05

ON PHIL MICKELSON "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Love my golf although my game can best be described as 'glorious in its mediocrity'.    Phil (the thrill) Mickelson has long been one of my golfing icons.    His short game is amazing.

Ok, the Shinnecock Hills course was tough, brutal even, but what Mickelson did on the 13th ... putting the ball then, when it missed the hole (and moving further away by the second), chasing after it and hitting it back towards the hole while it was still moving (away) was totally reprehensible and a huge breech of golfing etiquette.

For that he incurred a two shot penalty in accordance with rule 1-2.    I stand with those commentators who have it that Mickelson should have been disqualified under Rule 33-7.   His subsequent actions confirm that ... downplaying his action and telling critics to 'toughen up' shows huge disrespect for the game.

Sorry Phil ... you lost it and I will never view you in the same light again.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Imperial Federation Map of the World Prior to Encarta, Google and Wikipedia, maps such as these were designed to create awe, inspire, provide important and accurate information and look good too. This one is certainly a work of art and would have been found in libraries and classrooms. To be able to zoom in [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:33

Me, You and Him E01/06 Friday the 13th "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From Wikipedia

Me, You and Him is a British television sitcom, that aired on ITV from 30 July to 3 September 1992. It was made for the ITV network by Thames

It was written by and starred Hugh DennisNick Hancock and Steve Punt, all previously known though particularly, Punt and Dennis for their work on the alternative comedy and satirical circuit, especially through the BBC Radio 1 sketch show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, which had transferred to television and made Dennis and Punt into household names

03:30

Senior criminology lecturer says free the weed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dr Fiona Hutton, a senior lecturer in criminology, talks some sense on drug-law reform: Quote: QuoI started 2018 with an unmistakable sense of optimism after years of procrastinating and avoiding the evidence, a government was going to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis by 2020. Could this be the beginning of an exciting new [] The post Senior criminology lecturer says free the weed appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

Ho Ho Ho "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"









On his way from NK to Singapore

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03:00

Mr Lester and his bunch of culture warriors "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Wellington residents (at least those still buying a hardcopy newspaper) woke on Thursday to find that the shrunken Dominion Post newspaper had given itself a temporary Maori masthead and an, apparently, permanent change of name, to something that looks as though it might be the longest newspaper name anywhere in the world. I guess private businesses can [] The post Mr Lester and his bunch of culture warriors appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

White people are noticing something new "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Gosh. What is it? We burn in the sun? We are the most disparaged race on Earth? White lives dont matter? Of course not. Drum roll Their own whiteness. This from New York Times Quote: Being white in America has long been treated, at least by white people, as too familiar to be of much interest. Its [] The post White people are noticing something new appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:12

WHAT HONEYMOON "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yep, I'm tribal National but not ever in my wildest dreams did I think that just eight months into the CoL taking the treasury benches elements of the media here would be speculating that this could very well be a one term government.

"Its taken them three minutes to look as shabby, arrogant and as broken down as a third term government suffering rampant hubris and pleading to be put out of its misery."

Ouch and double ouch and I thought 'he' was one of  'theirs'.

02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Taken from 2nd floor, Riverside Building at Christchurch Hospital, looking east towards the Avon river, Cambridge Terrace and the end of Cashel St.   NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls: Quote: To err is human, to put it on a voicemail message is simply stupid. Health Minister David Clark is considered a bit of a hotshot. Barely a year into his political career, he was shoulder-tapped by then-Labour leader David Shearer to man-mark Nationals formidable Mr Fixit, [] The post Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil music quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:45

RNZ Insight on the Mycoplasma Bovis disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Insight looks at the Mycoplasma Bovis issue

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/inst-20180615-0810-insight_the_blight_of_mycoplasma_bovis-128.mp3

The government has entered the fight against Mycoplasma bovis all guns blazing with a promise to spend almost one billion dollars trying to eradicate the cattle disease. Whether it will succeed remains uncertain. More at the RNZ link

00:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Beards and hair are a strange thing. Considering I was bald and always had a short little goatee since I was able to grow one. People seem to treat me very differently based on facial hair. People are much more accepting of me with longer hair and a full beard.     If you [] The post Beards of Whaleoil appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

00:00

Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to make death threats or to incite murder on social media? Have you ever wondered how they justify it to themselves? Well, wonder no longer because I have a transcript for our readers of my Facebook conversation with one of the people who called for Lauren Southern [] The post Whaleoil chats to Facebook killer appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Saturday, 16 June

23:30

Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Little is valiantly trying to convince voters that his catch-and-release policy for criminal justice reform is needed. Quote: Andrew Little has initiated a review of bail, sentencing and parole laws, and better rehabilitation of prisoners. Mr Little told Newshub Nation that the policy followed over the past 30 years could not continue. On the current trajectory [] The post Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:15

Top five most-viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on the two articles from the day before that attracted the most comments. This post is to provide you with the links to the top five most-viewed posts as the vast majority of our readership do not comment and the [] The post Top five most-viewed posts yesterday appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The bad press for this government continues. Audrey Young has a lash at explaining the ineptness and the stupidity: Quote: A National MP joked this week that the Opposition didnt want things to get so bad under Jacinda Arderns maternity leave that the country was desperate for her return they just wanted a medium [] The post Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:30

The second winter of discontent is upon us "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Bridgeman writes at NBR about the chill of the second winter of discontent that has descended upon the government: Quote: Last week was a pivotal moment in the relationship between the newish government and the business community. Until recently businesses had been feeling uncertain about the future, wary of certain policies and uneasy about [] The post The second winter of discontent is upon us appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

22:00

Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Duncan Garner delivers a brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government: Quote: You have to hand it to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that wide happy smile, no matter how forced, must be getting harder to hold and hide behind. Because for all the good, lofty intentions and talk of compassion, the naivety and inexperience of [] The post Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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21:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:30

Faces of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Twitter is not the real world and does not translate into votes. It does give an indication, however, of the mood of the so-called progressives. The post Faces of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is atavism (noun) 1. The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence. 2. An individual or a part that exhibits atavism. Also called throwback. 3. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence. Source : The Free Dictionary [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 17 22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a persons strength. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Steve Bell Guardian

Steve Bell on Theresa May, Brexit and job losses

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13:30

BBC Radio Play: Burglars Bargains a comedy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Great cast with Peter Jones,Bernard Bresslaw,Charles Hawtrey

11:30

Trumps lies exposed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman breaks down the numerous false statements President Trump said today to reporters at the White House.

11:00

A Tweet for Today "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

11:00

Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:32

JACINDA VS SHANE ... AND THE WINNER IS ... "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

My very very good friend, Lord Egbut Nobacon ... soldier, old Africa hand, entrepreneur, UK-NZ solo yachtsman, Inn Keeper, generous host, gentleman, researcher, dog lover and now ex-patriot Francophile ... took me to task a few days ago for alleging that St Jacinda had 'feet of clay'.   I responded.

If the events of the last few days and 'her' refusal to discipline motormouth Shane Jones for comments made attacking the chairman of the countries largest private company and later, her own leadership,  ain't proof positive of feet of clay then I don't know what is.

Ms Ardern said Jones wasn't speaking as a Minister.  FFS, he first made the comments at a function where he was introduced as the Minister for Regional Development.   He then repeated them inside the House.   If he wasn't speaking as a Minister what was he speaking as?

... a failed electorate candidate in the 2005 election.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2008 election.
... someone who used his ministerial credit-card to access pornographic movies.
... an ex Labour Cabinet Minister.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2011 election.
... a failed electorate candidate in the 2017 election.
... a shareholder in Fonterra (nah, he ain't)
... a wannabee electorate MP in the 2020 election
... as Shane Jones, motormouth extraordinaire


The cabinet manual makes it clear (2.57) that holding a ministerial warrant is regarded as a full time occupation as is remunerated accordingly.   It follows therefore that you are a minister 24/7 and Ardern is simply wrong to brush aside Jones' comments as having been made in a private capacity.   Members of the Executive don't enjoy that luxury. 

Her failure to act is even more surprising given that on the same day Jones attacked Fonterra he also endorsed the claim by Simon Bridges that the Government (of which he is a part) had set up too many working parties, inquiries, reviews and investigations as a substitute for governing.   That can only be seen as a public shot at the Prime Minister.   

It's clear that Ardern is spooked by Jones (and Winston) and can't/won't act even when her leadership is directly challenged.   Her feet of clay are growing larger. 

Meanwhile the Jones boy will continue to be consumed by his own importance bu...

10:30

Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some interesting films this week:-

First we have Peter Finch in the 1960 film The Trials Of Oscar Wilde

Then we feature Moonrise a film noir from 1948

Finally Alan Bates,Julie Christie,Glenda Jackson,Ian Holm and Ann-Marget Star in 1982s The Return of the Soldier

10:30

Radio Tarana falsely claim that Lauren Southern is a white supremacist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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10:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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09:30

Women against modern feminism are in it for male attention "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The creator of this video is a Kiwi whose tweet was featured by us this week. This video is in response to the feedback she received about it.   The post Women against modern feminism are in it for male attention appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:18

YESTERDAY WAS DIFFERENT. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

 

Very different in fact.

A few weeks ago while shopping at Halswell New World,  a tray of mushrooms for a planned pizza were included and as per usual the Club Card was scanned during the checkout action.
That was all it took for a very revealing and somewhat surprising subsequent event that we were privileged to enjoy yesterday.

The  surprise followed when that routine retail process resulted in a phone call from a manager at Meadow Mushrooms owned by the Burdon  Family of Philip Burdon ex MP for Ilam,  inviting self and swmbo to visit the enterprise and enjoy a luncheon prepared and served by a local Christchurch Chef.

What a totally gob smacking day eventuated, beginning at 0900 hrs we first travelled to Greendale where in the middle of a dairy farm is situated the composting part of the operation.
Almost totally mechanised, wheat straw is turned into compost in three stages, one includes the addition of chicken manure and if necessary urea,  to then be trucked to the growing operations at Prebbleton and Wigram. Prebbleton is due to be decommissioned very soon with expansion of the Wigram plant. The last stage at Greendale includes addition of the mushroom spore and an additional food source for the resulting mushrooms to extend the harvest period.

Then returning to HQ at Wigram via a coffee break in Rolleston, we followed a large semi trailer of compost to the next stage at Wigram.

The compost arrives by semi trailer at the growing /harvesting sheds where the almost odourless compost including the mycelium already invading the mass is placed on metal trays with a covering of peat under the operation of three people again all automated,  placed in tunnel sheds at computer controlled temperatures where pickers, far and away the most labour intensive process will pick through three cycles lasting a couple of weeks. Then the mass of spent matter is sterilised before departing to a compost producer for sale to the public.

The old saying; fed on BS and kept in the dark still applies except the BS is Chicken Sh*t, The fruits either white or brown, double in size every few hours and the operation runs 364 days a year  producing several grades and product type.
Meadow is the largest producer by any measure in NZ with the entire hundreds of tonnes all  for domestic consumption.

The process is now based on a  Dutch process using turn key plant imported from that European country replacing wooden trays with greater labour and costs incurred being phased out.

Company CEO John,  joined us for a delicious lunch that demonstrated several ways to incorporate the product that we by then had a total awareness of how it gets to Market from the mycelium that totally invades the compost layer.

Thankyou Mark and Meadow...

09:00

A culture of fear "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:05

Rugby post All Blacks v The French "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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08:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:30

When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:15

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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07:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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06:30

Who is Amy Adams? Where is she? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Amy Adams is, supposedly the National Partys Finance spokes person.

OK, when did anything she said resonate with you?

She makes no impression. Is she alive?

On Google the last reported pronouncement was this

 

06:00

Remembering Joan Watson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

a state of ornithological ecstasy. Time Magazine, 1949.   In the early morning hours of Friday the 19th of November, 1948, a small party of intrepid ornithologists boarded the Takitimu en-route to the other side of Lake Te Anau, searching for a seemingly lost echo of a far distant past. Among them [] The post Remembering Joan Watson appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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05:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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04:30

Promoting religion in New Zealands secular police force is not okay "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the same month that an article is published claiming that a New Zealand police officer hid the fact that she was a Muslim, (a police officer who has risen through the ranks to become an inspector) we saw an article where a non-Muslim police commander thought it acceptable to wear a blue tablecloth on [] The post Promoting religion in New Zealands secular police force is not okay appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Language Tree I absolutely love this map drawn by Minna Sundberg. For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designers go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the worlds largest language families. All of the languages illustrated here stem from [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:30

Jack the Ripper? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It was 3:45 am on the morning of Friday the 31st of August 1888, when Robert Paul turned a corner into a dimly lit back street of Whitechapel, on his way to work and unexpected destiny. The storm of the previous night had abated somewhat and the rain had lessened, leaving puddles upon the cobblestoned [] The post Jack the Ripper? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

03:00

How to stop thinking and learn to loathe the West "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When the Australian National University abruptly kiboshed talks to establish a Ramsay Centre for the study of Western Civilisation, academics were particularly indignant at the suggestion that university Humanities have been taken over by leftists. Anyone whos studied a Humanities at an Australian university knows that the dominance of the left is unmistakable. When my [] The post How to stop thinking and learn to loathe the West appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

Cheating boys meet brain dead girls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In the United States, a male high school athlete competed on the boys team during the winter indoor track season but ran against the girls in State championships the following summer. It was allowed because hes transgender. Quote. In the CIAC State Open track and field championships last week, the transgender sophomore from Bulkeley [] The post Cheating boys meet brain dead girls appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

02:30

THE OTAGO DAILY TIMES "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On my sojourn down south and every morning delivered to my room was a copy of the OTD.

It was pleasure to read the last of the countries truly great daily newspapers.    World and Dunedin news and sport plus a section devoted to the regions.   Reminiscences of times past ... the last tram to Mosgeil and Norm Kirk's burial at Waimate.  

Quality journalism and a cut above the trashy tabloids.    ODT ... take a bow,

02:15

Common ground on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

National leader Simon Bridges wants to take the politics out of climate change:

Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate Change offering to work with them to establish an independent, non-political Climate Change Commission which would support emissions reductions by both advising on carbon budgets and publishing progress reports on emissions, Mr Bridges says.

National recognises the importance to New Zealanders current and future of addressing climate change and responsibly playing our part in a global response.

Long-lasting change requires broad and enduring support, so I want to work with the Government to make meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change.

This will be challenging and require compromises on both sides. But the prize is too great not to try, and the consequences on our economy, jobs and the environment are too serious if we dont do so responsibly.

The design of the

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02:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Where do you think this photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: View from Wellington Hospital level 6 looking at rear courtyard. I think that the shadow of the old arches looks like a star wars at-at NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:30

Liar, liar, Phils pants on fire "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Judith Collins has accused Phil Twyford of lying about her: Quote: Housing Minister Phil Twyford has accused his Opposition counterpart of bagging KiwiBuild in one breath, then asking for it to fund developments in her electorate the next. Judith Collins has admitted writing a letter to Mr Twyford asking about a new Papakura apartment blocks [] The post Liar, liar, Phils pants on fire appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

01:00

Whaleoil news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:30

DW: Dirty Games the dark side of sport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

NB: Online for limited time only expires 4 September 2018 per DW website

 

Even before the FIFA scandal, one thing was clear: International sports are riven with fraud, corruption and manipulation. [Online until: September 4, 2018]

 

The award-winning documentary Dirty Games takes a close look behind the scenes of the glamorous world of sports, focusing on the global games of football, boxing and basketball. From the outside, the world of elite sports likes to be seen as a dazzling spectacle. But there is little fair play there. Top international sports are a business worth billions. Fraud, corruption and other criminal activities have long been the rule. Investigative journalist Benjamin Best reveals the dark machinations within the immensely profitable sports business and talks to some of the people who are speaking out. This exciting documentary features some shocking pictures but its also an appeal to the fans. As spectators watching sports on television and in the stadiums, fans have the power to push back against the corruption and wheeling and dealing that has taken hold in the world of international sports.

00:30

Beards of Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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00:00

Absolutely positively virtuous "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ngati Toa have dug deep into their resources, plundered their asset base and, in an extraordinary act of generosity, have given Wellington a word. (Well two words to be precise) They have given Wellington City Council a name for the city centre. This enables Wellington City Council to tell the nation how culturally sensitive they [] The post Absolutely positively virtuous appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Friday, 15 June

23:30

Tourists will take a hike "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If it moves, tax it. That seems to be the essence of this governments taxation policy, and it has tourists firmly in its sights. Having already committed to charging foreign visitors for many of the great walks in the country, and Auckland charging a bed tax for hotel visits, now the government is looking at [] The post Tourists will take a hike appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

23:00

Nine To Noon: Politics (11 June 2018) with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

RNZ Nine to Noon

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New Zealand First puts the brakes on Labours plan to repeal the three strikes law effectively taking it off Cabinets agenda, National holds Northcote, and how will Winston Peters approach his stint as PM-imminent? Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Mike Williams is a former Labour Party president and CEO of the Howard League.

23:00

Top five most viewed posts yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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23:00

Why Simon? No one cares except liberal elites "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Simon Bridges has announced he is willing to work with the government on climate change. Hes confirmed what many have suspected for a long time, that he is as wet as an Amy Adams puddle. The NZ Herald reports: Quote: National leader Simon Bridges has written to the Government offering to work with it on [] The post Why Simon? No one cares except liberal elites appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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