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  # 2318434 16-Sep-2019 11:56
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PolicyGuy:
Rorke's Drift at Cooks Gardens
Winless Wanganui play 74 minutes with 14 men to beat an undefeated West Coast


How could the Wanganui Chronicle get it so wrong?

It obviously closer to WWII Siege of Leningrad than Rorke's Drift.

These guys are heroes.

It's hard to find out how much Wanganui players get, but Rugby Southland pays a $1.3m player salary mark. (Rugby Southland received a 1.5 million rescue package)

At those paltry salaries, it obviously about the love of the game and not the cash.

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"Fuel supplies to Auckland Airport are not sufficiently secure and investment in extra infrastructure is needed "without delay", a Government inquiry into the 2017 Auckland fuel crisis has concluded"

Well, no delay except the 2 years it has taken a pointless enquiry to arrive at the bleeding obvious....





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  # 2318885 17-Sep-2019 07:51
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Hard to beat this from the weekend

 

Multi-currency price tags show Kiwi shoppers over-paying for clothing

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/115770372/multicurrency-price-tags-show-kiwi-shoppers-overpaying-for-clothing

 

Journalist who did zero research has  been totally own3d by his own story. If you look at virtually every example he's used to claim that NZers are being ripped off, it actually shows we're paying the same prices as Australia. He's forgotten to add both the extra 5% GST for New Zealand, and factor in the 10% duty on clothing in NZ vs the 5% duty charged in Australia (which in itself does get slightly complex as free trade agreements do exist for some things).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2318909 17-Sep-2019 08:43
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sbiddle:

Hard to beat this from the weekend


Multi-currency price tags show Kiwi shoppers over-paying for clothing


https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/115770372/multicurrency-price-tags-show-kiwi-shoppers-overpaying-for-clothing


Journalist who did zero research has  been totally own3d by his own story. If you look at virtually every example he's used to claim that NZers are being ripped off, it actually shows we're paying the same prices as Australia. He's forgotten to add both the extra 5% GST for New Zealand, and factor in the 10% duty on clothing in NZ vs the 5% duty charged in Australia (which in itself does get slightly complex as free trade agreements do exist for some things).


 


 


 



Still never found a reasonable explanation for why we must pay an extra 10% tax to avoid being nude and barefoot.





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  # 2318914 17-Sep-2019 08:52
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kingdragonfly:
There's probably a good deal of heat (thermal energy) generated, so some kinetic energy is lost.

 

Actually, *all* kinetic energy is lost. Lots of heat and noise. But most of the energy is absorbed by deforming metal (and a bit by human body parts).

 

 


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  # 2318944 17-Sep-2019 09:34
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Geektastic:
sbiddle:

 

Hard to beat this from the weekend

 

Multi-currency price tags show Kiwi shoppers over-paying for clothing

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/115770372/multicurrency-price-tags-show-kiwi-shoppers-overpaying-for-clothing

 

Journalist who did zero research has  been totally own3d by his own story. If you look at virtually every example he's used to claim that NZers are being ripped off, it actually shows we're paying the same prices as Australia. He's forgotten to add both the extra 5% GST for New Zealand, and factor in the 10% duty on clothing in NZ vs the 5% duty charged in Australia (which in itself does get slightly complex as free trade agreements do exist for some things).

 



Still never found a reasonable explanation for why we must pay an extra 10% tax to avoid being nude and barefoot.

 

Was being reduced from much higher levels over an extended timeframe, so that any remaining local manufacturers would have time to adjust their business model to enable them to survive against imported competition from countries where as the story goes, typically very poorly paid child labourers work long hours in unsafe factories to make shoes, clothes etc.

 

"Reasonable" is subjective, arguable, and swayed by economic ideology.


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  # 2318954 17-Sep-2019 09:48
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It is really hard to know how specific clothing is produced unless the manufacturer has a verifiable fair trade label. But I feel very uncomfortable wearing something that might have been made by an impoverished exploited worker in a fire trap building, or worse, an enslaved child. I am happy to pay an extra 10% to avoid that. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2318985 17-Sep-2019 10:17
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Rikkitic:

 

It is really hard to know how specific clothing is produced unless the manufacturer has a verifiable fair trade label. But I feel very uncomfortable wearing something that might have been made by an impoverished exploited worker in a fire trap building, or worse, an enslaved child. I am happy to pay an extra 10% to avoid that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fact that you pay an extra 10% does no such thing. Any clothes or shoes, regardless of where they come from outside NZ or how/where they are made, would attract the duty. This would include (for example) hand made shoes from Lobbs in London or bespoke suits from Gieves where none of your concerns are to be found, you may be assured!

 

 

 

You could theoretically save the 10% by buying NZ made but that clearly isn't feasible in all things, since some (most, probably) clothing and shoe needs are not made here at all and clothing and shoes are driven by fashion.






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  # 2319042 17-Sep-2019 10:47
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I suppose you have a point but I would imagine that very few people in this country do their shopping at the establishments you mention. They are far more likely to be rummaging through the bargain rack at the Warehouse.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2319567 18-Sep-2019 07:23
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Is there anything in life that alcohol can't solve?

New York rats: Alcohol can solve problem, say officials

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49606677

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  # 2319569 18-Sep-2019 07:29
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For those interested in the trap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wed1R7rRuw

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"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking




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Any of the damned headlines on Stuff talking about Auckland motorway congestion.


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floydbloke:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/115876961/distraction-put-elderly-couple-on-collision-course-with-heavy-freight-truck :

 

 

 

No s***, Sherlock!

 

 

Probably part of a 400 page report that took 3 years to compile.


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  # 2319851 18-Sep-2019 15:36
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tdgeek: Probably part of a 400 page report that took 3 years to compile. 

 

And too many $$$$$$$!


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