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somebody torched the bach in which the clandestine lab was found - and five other baches were also burned down the same week
Most Kiwis support paying compensation to David Bain
20 per cent said Mr Bain should not get a payment under any circumstancesI firmly fall into that category.
many New Zealanders will be upset at any taxpayer payment for the man once convicted of murdering his familyDamned right!
"Hope you enjoy your Xmas spoils"
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
"If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned."
he dropped his lease on a strip amounting to about 5ha rather than pay for fencing, and he knows of other farmers who will do the same
It would be disappointing if farmers refused to fence but if we don't get compliance we will withdraw those leases - it's as simple as that
Regional council politicians may have to keep a logbook of their hours in order to justify new pay rates likely to be introduced next year ahead of local body elections.
The Remuneration Authority, which sets the level of pay for each council, is proposing a new model.
Currently, each council is allocated a pool of money and it is up to councils to decide how it is divided between their councillors.
Councillor Hohepa 'Trougher' Bloggs timesheet for the week ending 21 Dec 2012
Assisting ratepayers - 1 hour
Fiddling the logbook - 39 hours
Total - 40 hours
It will recognise the spirit and principles of the Treaty of Waitangi at all levels
a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols. A .223-caliber rifle was found in his car in the school parking lot
At least three guns were found. A Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, were found inside the school, and a .223-calibre rifle in the back of a car, authorities said.
A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of the guns used in the attack may have belonged to Lanza’s family. His mother had legally registered four weapons, his father two.
Authorities also recovered three other guns - a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun.
It was not clear exactly where those weapons were found.
No one wants to make a scene at a funeral. There's something quite political about that, though. After all, the reason the campaigns are behaving this way is not just because of decorum, but because a breach of decorum would exact a political cost. Politics are an inevitable part of a collective national trauma, which, for better or for worse, is how America treats incidents like this one.
National tragedies are political. They're too important not to be.
Special computer software could soon track down the source of Timaru's mystery odour
It's called an EnviroSuite Odour Tracking System. It tracks the possible direction of the smell by mapping it to the weather patterns, the location of the complaint, and the description of the smell
The trial would take place during the next six months, and would cost about $9000
If Winston was to additionally propose resurrecting burning homosexuals at the stake and point out to Pacific Islanders that this was once a church practice, eventually destroyed by liberals, modernists and other disrespecters of both tradition and God, he could possibly capture every Islander vote and quite a few others as well.
his definition of beating Mr Key was not getting more votes than National or being a more popular leader - it’s about stitching together a government with the Greens and whomever else
law change designed to restrict the role of councils is being denounced as a blow for democracy
the Local Government Amendment Act, which gets rid of the four wellbeings - social, economic, environmental and cultural
Tararua Mayor Roly Ellis said there were very few examples of "social" spending in the council's plan
New Zealand Defense Force Personnel files held at Archives New Zealand are listed as ‘open access’ these records cannot be released to researchers in the Reading Room. This is because the records contain fragile pieces of microfilm.
a matter of human rights at its most basic level
Like any parent ... the first thing he told me was how disappointed he was
take a deep breath and count to 10
decisions being challenged by the council are not reviewable by the court as they have been endorsed by Parliament
the party has lost its way and been "contaminated" by liberal policy
they are controlled by homosexuals .. a smell that won't go away
Helen Clark ... had infested the party with homosexuality
Eight Greenpeace protesters, headed by Lucy Lawless, are being asked to pay $700,000 after pleading guilty earlier this year to illegally boarding the drillship Noble Discoverer in February
fire swept through conservation estate but had not threatened homes or property
Rare birds threatened
The only loss was a long-drop toilet
A standing ovation is usually automatic to welcome the leaders of political parties onto the stage at conferences - although there was applause, only about one third of the audience stood as Mr Shearer walked onstage after Labour MP and MC Jacinda Ardern introduced Mr Shearer as "the next Prime Minister of New Zealand
Interislander Cook Strait ferry sailings from Saturday, December 1 to Saturday, December 7 are in doubt after the breakdown of pay talks.
Both the Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and the Merchant Services Guild (MSG) had issued strike notices yesterday
Petraeus is a remarkable piece of fiction created and promoted by neocons in government, the media and academia. How does an officer with no personal experience of direct fire combat in Panama or Desert Storm become a division CDR in 2003, man who for 35 years shamelessly reinforced whatever dumb idea his superior advanced regardless of its impact on soldiers, let alone the nation, a man who served repeatedly as a sycophantic aide-de-camp, military assistant and executive officer to four stars get so far? How does the same man who balked at closing with and destroying the enemy in 2003 in front of Baghdad agree to sacrifice more than a thousand American lives and destroy thousands of others installing Iranian national power in Baghdad with a surge that many in and out of uniform warned against? Then, how does this same man repeat the self-defeating tactics one more time in Afghanistan? The answer is simple: Petraeus was always a useful fool in the Leninist sense for his political superiors - Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and Gates.
KiwiRail has failed to find a buyer for all of its Hillside manufacturing plant in Dunedin, but has sold the foundry.
The 115 staff at the South Dunedin site were this morning given the grim news that most will be losing their jobs.
It seems to me in my electorate banks are gouging, particularly on their overdraft rates, charging about two per cent more than they need to
National party supporters see Labour as the party of Satan out to ‘steal their money’ and ‘raise taxes’
I'm concerned we are pushing people through enforcement - that's a little bit over the topTrougher who sits on the race based Maori statutory board of the unelected, consuming vast and ever increasing amounts of ratepayer wedge and taxes, considers there should be leniency shown to his ilk. Whilst other taxpayers (read 'white mofos' as one so indelicately put it in recent times ) can continue to fund his undemocratic lifestyle.
he was concerned about the owner of an unregistered and unwarranted car who received a ticket for $360 from a parking warden outside a hospital to which a sick child had been driven from a rural areaThe fact that the current law was broken is of no concern. Looking after 'our people' is the only concern for those in the Griever Maori industry. Guaranteed that such leniency will soon be a treaty right in the new constitution, being written as you read this, lording it over the upcoming second class citizenry of fairer European extraction. God help those without the appropriate genes.
opposition to fracking in New Zealand is being based not on evidence, but on misinformation and emotion .... the technique has been used safely and successfully in New Zealand for more than 20 years
When approaching police he had his hand in his pocket, concealing something the police officers thought was a weapon. While Judge Gibson acknowledged it was Taite's intention to give the officers the impression he had a gun, he was discharged on the two charges of presenting ... as if it were a firearm as he had not at any point actually deployed it.
Judge Gibson agreed there were threats made by Taite.
"Consequently the evidence satisfies me that the defendant did make threats to the officers in the way described, namely statements that he had a gun and threats to kill them."
Irradiation is not safe.
Food undergoing irradiation does not become any more radioactive than luggage passing through an airport X-ray scanner or teeth that have been X-rayed.
Potential for thousands of wells in East Coast Basin
Target tight oil source rock formations in the East Coast Basin and unlock a multi-billion barrel resource potential.
was never just for Maori people
All-comers are welcome
Port of Tauranga is signalling another record profitAnd further down...
is frustrated at a new Maori court challenge to block plans to deepen its shipping channel
the Treaty of Waitangi as supreme law
schools to teach local iwi history; civic and heritage studies
all Māori to be automatically entered on to the Māori roll
Māori seats will stay until such time Māori freely choose, via a referendum
Abolishing the Waitangi Tribunal is a key demand of the Declaration of Equality campaign for equal rights. If you haven’t signed the Declaration we urge you to do so now HERE - and to encourage your family and friends to do the same. This battle for equal rights will not be won unless New Zealanders take a stand.
Project Act and Libertarian have been failures
legalisation of all drugs
kind of scary to a lot of people
Libertarianz party is ready to tone down its image
1600 votes at the last election
The tossers over at Labour who joined up to this cause probably have shot themselves in foot after proving this week that bennies only need $15 or so a week for food to survive. And that's probably being generous.
the comical Ngaruawahia ex-truck driver who can't speak Maori and struggles with English but calls himself King of Maoridom despite his realm ending at his letterbox has declared Maori own the rain. That's excellent news. I assume His Majesty will accept liability for inflicting millions of dollars of flood damage annually through Maori rain supply mismanagement. He can ponder that when sitting on the only throne he'll ever occupy, namely in his lavatory.
It will be spectacular!
Simultaneous fireworks in Auckland and Wellington...
Maori had always owned the water
Labour would roll out free food to 650 of the lowest decile primary and intermediate schools in the country
Parliament has voted to keep the drinking and purchase age of alcohol at 18-years-old.
Supporting an age of 18, he said they were entrusted with choosing Governments in the ballot box and defending New Zealand or other countries in the Army.
75c per beast - "a RFID administration fee"
workers across KiwiRail will join strike action which could impact on rail and ferry services
the Government will be watching closely to make sure lessons are learned from the blunder
Voters today get their first look at how the MMP electoral system may change when the Electoral Commission issues its proposals
what will the politicians do?
... hope they will set aside protecting their own patch
Why don't you work in McDonald's or as a labourer?Indeed. Why not?
The choice was either stay on the dole or do a masters, so I came back... “But there was nothing out there” in his fields of human resources, adminstration, or policy analysis
I haven't spent five years studying to do work I could have done straight out of high school
became involved after receiving "a number of reports by third parties"
He believed 100 percent in what he was doing.Another man with spine gets the electors fired up. And wins with a clear margin.
And voters saw that.
We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with othersPoliticians would do well to note the support that a man showing spine over his rock-solid beliefs, engenders when he puts his family oriented views forward.
we have today asked the Tribunal to provide its recommendations and reasoning by 24 August
- A green space around the Avon River
- The square, with more green areas
- A retail precinct
- A convention centre that can hold 2,000 people at once
- Health, justice and arts precincts
- An earthquake memorial
- A cultural centre
- A metro sports facility
- An enclosed sports stadium
- A centralised bus interchange