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#2171 Willow

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:18 PM

Do you mean like the proposed investigation into how petrol prices are the highest in OECD ? The biggest culprit is.....you guessed it.....Government, yes National and now Labour. Labour introduces all change and National never reverses it. Now Labour could break the mould ! But hang on...they are just Oking a 10c increase a litre for Auckland. Oh and plus 1.5 c GST on that. Yes the middle classes are being screwed over and always have been. It's just who's doing it. Looks like they have all joined hands. Bet the petrol investigation ,if it happens, will be done by party hacks and their report will be "inconclusive"

 

How do they get highest in the OECD that simply is untrue current averaging 1 pound 20p in the uk, about $2.35 in NZD and about the same in France. Didn't check anywhere else but i'm sure there are many that charge more.

Sounds like a distraction to take our attention away from real issues, the last government used this tactic also.


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#2172 erice

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:21 AM

after the rail strikes in wellyworld

 

rail strikes in auckland in the lead up to christmas

 

The union was striking to protest the decision of Transdev, which runs the trains on Auckland Transport's rail network, to introduce driver-only operations on passenger trains.

 

how is jacinda going to improve productivity?

 

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11955371


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#2173 native

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:48 AM

The lashings will continue until morale improves

 

and its all JA's fault  

 

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11955065

 

 

and as for the unsafe drinking water,  were we a banana republic for the last 9 years?

 

 

The Beehive reality? For the past nine years, there has been a political culture of absentee government, where almost any regulatory action that involved spending money fell out of favour. Cost cutting and budget balancing became fetishes, and were pursued as ends in themselves. Yes, the Ministry may have provided ‘weak leadership’ – but this was largely because the officials in question were being told to cut corners in the context of a systematically underfunded health system, where risk to patients came to be regarded as the acceptable part of the state’s diminished role in the sector. It didn’t help that many of the people (a) likely to get sick and (B) dependent on the public health system were not seen as likely National voters.

So… the new government is now facing unmet need – and the costs involved – everywhere it looks. It will now cost a fortune to pay the bills for the last government’s list of deferred social maintenance. Child poverty, run down health and education systems, a crisis in affordable housing… and now the health risk involved in drinking the water from the tap.

Such are the costs of de-regulation, after nine years of absentee government. She’ll be right? No, not anymore.


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#2174 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:23 AM

As much as we know these strikes are only happening due to the huge support Unions give a section of government, which is morally wrong but as we see unfolding at the moment standing up for your morels isn't a government thing or so it appears at the moment, I do have to say I want more of them as long as they are only the workers in any organisation related to Auckland public transport.

 

The trip to work was like a scene from Quiet Earth, for a moment thought it was 5am Sunday morning it was such a clean no congestion very low fuckwit trip.

 

The last 2 times the roads were so congestion free and smooth running was the Auckland bus strikes.

 

Even more interesting is that is on the Shore and the lads who come from north Rodney also noticed an unusual distinct lack of traffic, yet trains for us north of the bridge are like Santa, the Easter Bunny and smart Aussies, they are just myths and don't exist. All we know of them is in the rates demand, which in itself could be penned by Hans Christian Anderson.

 

It does make one wonder how much this supposed public transport, all of which is massively subsidised by the ratepayers, is costing both the Auckland region and NZ as a whole. Judging by the congestion there is when public transport is running at full speed and how little there is when it's down you'd have to think it's a large number, a very large number.

 

One also wonders how much the traffic in Welsford, Warkworth and maybe even up to Whangarei will suffer when Lennys 4 billion dollar train set kicks in.

 

To whomever it is that is pissing off theses train people please keep it up, you are increasing NZ's productivity and at the same time decreasing NZ's CO2 emissions due to dramatically reducing the usual huge ques of motors. James Shaw will be pinning posters of you on his bedroom ceiling so he can worship you, but sadly Ardern can't as her financiers won't let her.

 

It's good to have the more open roads when you have your testicles sitting a few mm's above 130hp ;)


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#2175 Veladare

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:24 AM

Strike number 4

 

http://wellington.sc...co.nz/?p=105667


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:29 AM

“Our drivers and store workers aren’t asking for much. They don’t want the highest wages in the world, they want industry standard wages, and they want pay parity between the two sister companies,” Morris explained.

“Drivers at Car Haulaways and Auckland Vehicle Deliveries do the same job, driving the same trucks from the same yards, and delivering the same cars. Why shouldn’t they earn the same?”
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#2177 Veladare

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:42 AM

Dont believe everything you read


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#2178 Fish

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:06 PM

Damn dollar is up again against the US

 

https://www.stuff.co...e-bank-governor

 

The New Zealand dollar jumped on the news, climbing around half a cent to just under US69c

 

Stupid lefty tree hugging vegetarian government making sound decisions, putting competent people into key roles and pleasing the financial markets. Ridiculous. What ever happened to half baked ideas and reckless financial management?


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#2179 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:36 PM

You're not saying the Stupid lefty tree hugging vegetarian government after years of berating a previous PM for being a money fondly banking KKK loving baby stomping wank stain out to only increases the riches of his fellow party members and his mates, they have gone and got into bed with one of those very same mongrels themselves.

 

With the recent poll results showing the moment Whinny has a fart they could be out on their arse before lunch, they do need to make sure they get in and keep their heads deep as they can in that trough.

 

But I am impressed to see it is possible for the government to make a actual decision, even more so to see it wasn't another flip-flop. I just hope that's not some one off Xmas thing and we see more at some stage far sooner than later.


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#2180 Fish

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

Think you'll find they are making plenty of decisions. They've had 9 long years to work out what they want to do and change, and now they're into it like robbers dogs.

Announced today, dropped the 'vulnerable' from the Ministry of Children. Having the 'Ministry of Vulnerable Children' was National 101 on how to stigmatise and marginalise the very people you were there to help. 

Ridiculous name from the get go, smelt of that overbearing religious conservatism but don't get me started. At least the lefty poof tree hugging vegetarian government are actually making some decisions ay.


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