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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Yes Nick thank you! I thought that was such a contrast of Chippy feeding hungry kids and Luxon bleating about the economy at a restaurant my eldest worked at, so know it well (thanks to her discount or would have been out of our league). They have a $2000 bottle of wine on their menu! Those folks must be doing it so tough 🙄

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

As one Dr Goebbels stated, tell a lie often enough and it will become accepted as truth.

Interestingly lyin luxon and slasher willis are Christians ? so why do they tell so many damn lies ?

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Sadly, out all of that (and it was excellent), the takeaway message for a National voter will be: "If National are elected house prices will skyrocket with the influx of foreign buyers and the return of incentives to domestic speculators." It's because the price of their house(s) hasn't been making double-digit annual gains that the economy seems 'broken' to them...

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

100% Nick...thank you...I've shared it on Facebook which is bund to generate some nastiness, but I'm sick of being quiet.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Thanks Nick. Everything there is so frustratingly true. I've shared it, although all my friends - bar about three - need no convincing. But still worth a read!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Thanks Nick.

F*k the newsmedia.

Stay focused.

Vote Labour / Greens.

Have Fun.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Very good Nick! We need you to remind us how lucky we are!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Brilliant, many thanks

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Aotearoa New Zealand is still a great country, but Luxon has been denigrating our country both here and overseas ever since he arrived on the scene in his saviour role. Blimming traitor!

Last night I did the Vote Compass, even though I am aware of its biases and limitations. As I expected, I came out a lot closer to te Pati Māori and the Greens than to Labour, even though I have been a Labour Party member for decades. In my view the issues of poverty and climate change are the most vital, and the Labour policies are not moving with sufficient urgency. They have moved too far to the centre, and lost their backbone of activism. I'm still voting for them, because we need them to be strong, but I hope something will stoke up the fire in their bellies!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Shared on FB and to a few friends.

Love your work, thankyou.

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Shared and now waiting for the backlash & bullshit from my rednecked right wing excuse for a father.

You can pick your friends but not your family.... and you definitely can vote for the best Party!

Go Chippy with a little help from from our friends Maramar, James & Debbie

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Thanks Nick, I do "know how lucky we are", unlike the ingrates. I needed that today. Sharing.

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

The ironic thing is that climate change is an actual huge threat to civilization as we know it and National/ACT want to encourage negative progress on that front. (It's not the end of the world, because life will go on, but not under conditions that are good for us).

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

One of your best Nick, even the song which is sooo true!!

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

The sad thing from my perspective is that if we do get the NACT s in power then they get Aotearoa on the up and will take the credit for all the good outcomes you have noted. Then the cuts and asset sales will come and we will have another Douglas, Richardson era. From a positive aspect the votes haven't been counted yet.

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Nick Rockel

Ah the fabulous Fred Dagg alias the late, great John Clarke. One of our treasures who we lost to the aussies. The sentiments are spot on for now I believe. Yes people are hurting- my mortgage has been on a fixed rate that is due to expire in a couple of weeks. I am worried about the new rate I will be able to negotiate. A lot of people are in my position I believe. However there also seems to be a lot of people who are able to go on holiday in the school breaks ,people able to eat out., and people able to afford takeaways. As they should be able to do.I walked along the main street of SouthDunedin a few days ago. I had been to the bank, and to the postoffice to post my grandson's birthay present to him in Melbourne. South Dunedin includes low and medium socio-economic groups, with many old cottages,villas, and bungalows on the flat, all at risk of flooding with sea level rise. The hills surrounding have medium to high quality housing. The foot traffic in South Dunedin was surprisingly active.A lot of shop s that were there for years have closed down in the last five or six years but others have opened up. Mainly food places, with a mix of ethnicfood. There used to be a very good bookshop/stationers. The postshop seems to have taken over some of thatfunction. They have a good range of books- I bought two. The lttle cafe I went to was packed- I was lucky someone vacated a table as I was looking. Lookig at the people n the cafe tere was a mix of oldies,having lunch together, business people in suits-woe and men, and tradies in shorts and boots. I had passed two othercafes as I headed for the one Ilike. They were all busy. as was the hairdresser I passed.

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