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Amazing NZ Govt funding for hundreds of groups claiming the coast and seas

A Kiwi sent me these stunning details of funding available through NZ Dept of Justice to pay for High Court applications under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011. The 5 page pdf can be downloaded but the Table of dollars on tap to claim (larger vers) is worth posting. Clearly Govt payouts could total many $millions over years. I posted below on – Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations

Microsoft want my credit card number to reactivate Skype

I only used Skype person to person text chat at odd times – have not used it for best part of a year I think – so I suppose I was a freeloading bludger. Near a decade ago I think I paid a small sum to make calls to phone numbers – then gave that away. Life will go on without Skype. I would be interested in others experience with Skype now that Microsoft seem to be intent on wringing out value for their 2011 $8.5Bn investment – eyes water.

Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations

I got an email about the large number(~55) of these Public Notices in the NZ Herald relating to coastal land under the NZ Resource Management Act (RMA). My understanding is that if say a mineral explorer – Kiwi Coast Minerals (KCM) – wants to explore for say beach sands – in addition to complying with the RMA they would have to negotiate with local councils – who may have unelected Maori members. I am not sure if there is a further RMA process where KCM may be obliged to negotiate with Maori land organizations, such as those lodging the 55 advertisements. I have kept some pages of adverts offline. Also here are 3 examples of the full text of adverts Continue reading Now 550+ legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations

Saga of lead in Perth Children’s Hospital water supply

The ABC reports – Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) lead contamination in water pipes supplying site – my Dec 2016 blog “Australian Government financial disasters” was discussing this issue early this month. How slow it is for truth to emerge.
The WA Building Commission has reported on the lead contamination issue with an 83 page pdf – Final report – Perth Children’s Hospital audit. Analytical results are presented in a 3 page pdf – Test results – Perth Children’s Hospital lead level patterns. The crux of the Commission findings are on page 27 of the audit section in their must read 6.4.1 Findings. High metal contents were found in the “dead leg”, a 52m dead end length of pipe open to the QEII ring main see page – see page 34 for table of analyses. The location of the “dead leg” is shown on the page 22 map – note proximity to PCH offtakes. The Commission also suspects new brass fittings in PCH as another source of lead contamination.
Page 2 of the test results shows 4 charts labelled North-South-East-West Blocks of presumably the PCH. The South Block chart in lower left shows an increasing trend of lead content. I do not recall that being addressed.

Not every day Australia is threatened with a nuclear strike

Here is what the NORK Foreign Ministry spokesman said. While checking headlines at KCNAWATCH I was drawn to this news of the heroic efforts of a mining team at the Komdok Pb, Zn, Ag mine. Perhaps these sort of prizes could help bring back our mining boom. This comparison of North & South Korea sets out some parameters measuring how colossal the NORK failure has been since 1970 measured against booming South Korea. Allowing that SK has twice the population – the NORKs GDP is only about a 40th of the south per capita. A truly stunning performance for the little hereditary Stalinist nuke & missile making hermit kingdom.

Media headlines show ignorance about cliffs

The NZ Herald today has a headline “An Auckland cliff is showing signs of collapsing.” In the context of rain from “Cyclone Debbie” – they must mean “remnants of Cyclone Debbie”. Anyway, back to the cliff. A rational statement would say “all cliffs anywhere on planet earth (including Auckland) are the sites of past, present and future collapse”. The rate of collapse can be varied by factors such as wave action, rain, runoff, earthquakes and river meandering.
Why is society so ignorant of earth science 101.

The ABC has been attacking PHON as racist

We know the ABC has a team constantly puffing any obscure negative story about PHON and is now promoting the lie that PHON is racist. I have had an email listing a few reasons why people might vote PHON – and I have added some of my own – not in any order of merit.
Thoughtful Australians are sick & tired of –
[1] Over promoted and taxpayer funded renewable energy target MRET destroying our electricity grid.
[2] Lying country shoppers being accepted as refugees aided n abetted by taxpayer funded left-wing lawyers.
[3] Indonesia aiding n abetting n waving through 2.
[4] Authorities being negligently complacent re the general spread of harmful Islam in Australia –
A – spread of FGM –
B – polygamy –
C – child brides –
D – Jihadism –
E – Harmful growth of Islam in prisons.
F – Family Day Care scandals.
[5] Public funded media promotion of “celebrity Muslims” to an extent way beyond their percentage in the population.
[6] Failure by authorities to stop violence being advocated (for example – killing of Muslim back-sliders) in statements made in Mosques and Islamic meetings.
[7] Disgusting facts recently in Sydney press about Islamic influence at Punchbowl High School – a public school.
[8] The general over-promotion of LGBTI whatever alphabet soup in taxpayer funded media and in taxpayer funded institutions.
[9] The disgusting Safe Schools program.
[10] Schools should concentrate more on the 3 R’s.
[11] The impairment of our Defence forces with LGBTI-Rainbow-leftwing-Muslim influences.
[12] Never forget the Collins Class submarines monster $6Bn fail that is still costing us. Many other defence wasteful $burning purchases.
[13] Concentrating defence contracts in Adelaide after monster fail of 12.
[14] Signing up for $50Bn French subs before even a prototype has been built.
Added 8.15am Monday 3 Apr – Thanks Bg the ABC have this classic attack story. Move over Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot –
One Nation former candidates, party insiders reveal Pauline Hanson’s ‘brutal dictatorship’ 3 Apr 2017