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Ardern Seems To Have Already Given Up And Cancelled Summer

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No overseas guests then for the PM's wedding.......yes I jest. Hipkins just cancelled summer  At his weekly press conference updating progress on the vaccination roll out today, Hipkins essentially slapped another padlock on the border gate, warning people requirements for isolation will stay the same at least until the end of the year and likely beyond that. "I'm still working on the basis that certainly for this year people will be in MIQ for 14 days probably into early next year as well but we haven't made any firm decisions about that," Hipkins said. That means double vaccinated people returning to New Zealand will still need to snare a spot in MIQ and stay there the full 14 days. Oh dear. We haven't made any firm decisions? Yeah RIGHT.  The vaccine rollout is going at a more pedestrian rate than Slomo's across the ditch. The difference is $55m paid to New Zealand media to not talk about it. This means none of you will be leaving New Zealand either as

New Zealand Deportations Of Foreigners Covid Nixed Yet New Zealand Citizens Cannot Come In?

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So back in May, Chris Hipkins slipped this one that went through most people to the keeper.   I thought it was rather strange at the time but I definitely parked it in the back of my mind with the logic of the legalese. In addition, having been taught dirty politics I know Hipkins was trying to tell us something without wanting us to know the full story.  Do not be fooled by the red hair, he is a filthy little scrapper. "If you're a Kiwi desperate to get home, do it now," Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said. Forget that part, here was the kicker.  While its space in MIQ facilities which has brought the change of heart, Hipkins teased they also may be legal pressures. NZ has a bill of rights that guarantees the ability of citizens to enter and exit the country. Hipkins said the incredible demand for MIQ was "starting to push up against that right". "We have been very conscious of the fact that New Zealanders have a right to return back to New Zeal

Why Jacinda’s Vaccine Rollout Is Way More Tits Up Than Scomo - Explained

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I have lived in Sydney long enough to have a GP record and a medical history there. Out of research for you all I went on their website today and tried to mock book a vaccine for as soon as I could. And guess what? I could. I knew I could as I have friends in Sydney right now in their 30's who have had an AZ shot. Also eligible for the Pfizer so I ran the stats for the next available appointment for that.  Plenty of appointments were available you just have to go looking. I do not have Medicare coverage and would cringe at that as I take individual responsibility enough to have the best private Medical insurance I can in the world. This is worldwide useless I have found as it is all about where you are and how hard you hustle. Anyone in Sydney right now can get  vaccine. Poor Queen Gladys has told you every. single. day. to. do. it. For more than a month now. Still no? There is nothing else to do than book an appointment and get the jab. No excuses. Sydney people are now locked dow

New Zealand Farmers Show The French How It Can Be Done

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What a splendid protest, brilliantly done.  Especially the no politicians to speak rule. The organisers of this event are clearly not aligned to the National Party as the protest was a coherent, popular success.  Three things the National Party currently is not.  Labour cannot spin this as a National Party protest for these reasons, it is a joke they are even trying.  If National organised it the thing would have been a failure. The problem with farming is of course that there aren't enough farmers left in New Zealand to swing an election. What however will is when people in the cities realise just how much all this regulation and red tape will force up the prices of everything they buy and force into their gobs. So basic self-interest in the current greedy classes who have seen the income from their homes this year outpace their miserable jobs that without a wage subsidy and $100b of printed money, many would have lost as the economy freefalled. The organisers of this movement can

Don't You F***ing Know Who I Am Ya C***s? - Coming Soon To The National Party

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The National Party man children are all threatening to write or seem to have written books about their bruising time in politics. I need not comment on their efforts but this threat caught my eye today on Simon Bridges Facebook thread that previewed his chapter titles. The book promises to be up there as one of the dullest books in political history. There have been plenty.  Please politicians unless you are Winston Peters - no more books. That means you Paula Bennett and definitely you Helen Clark and Jim Bolger. No more. Malcolm Turnbull is about to show you why. We will all mock you, that’s why.  Aaron Gilmore's book is threatened for 6 months time.  Coinciding with Christmas. Eight years on adding to the Gilmore legend, it really could only now be titled "Don't You F***ing Know Who I Am, Ya C***s?"

The Far And Centre Right's Best Performing MP's

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Remember Winston Peters and the "tight five"? This new "tight five" need to tour New Zealand together sharing their views with middle New Zealand.   I love hearing them speak.   They need compulsory free speech. MORE of it. The more they open their mouths and share their views about their fellow New Zealanders, the rule of law and oh you know, fundamental things like democracy, the happier it makes me. I encourage ACT and National donors to make this tour happen. They are our best retail salespeople.   The political left traditionally want these sorts of MP's to shine enough with power to keep them happy internally for votes, unions and cash, but not too much externally.  They love the quiet Maori who know their role to brown the benches of the left but not take them over to scare the horses.  The problem with this lot in the class of 2020 is that they are terribly briefed and hopeless when questioned (Mahuta) uncontrollable (Maori Party and Jackson) and comple

Random Impertinent Question - The Need For MIQ For Vaccinated Persons

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So let me get this straight, an Australian tourist visited Wellington, tested positive for Covid, cut a path without social distancing around all these spots during his 48+ hours on the piss and at cultural events. And NOT ONE positive case in New Zealand after how many days? Not ONE. Incredible.  Biblical even. So what statistical odds are there actually of the following traveller profile spreading Covid in New Zealand? 1. Pre-tested negative for Covid from a country (that say is not India), using a Bloomfield  recognised lab; and 2. Fully vaccinated with a Bloomfield approved vaccine (ie not Sputnik or the Chinese saline); and 3. Tested again on arrival in New Zealand by a Bloomfield approved New Zealand tester. "Follow the science"? So what statistically ARE these odds?  And what justification does the politician Jacinda Ardern actually have other than electoral expediency in locking these travellers up for 14 days to enter their own country after climbing over each other