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New $300 Taranaki hospital wing

 

Sounds awfully cheap!


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  # 2336275 13-Oct-2019 14:13
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DarthKermit:New $300 Taranaki hospital wing

 

Sounds awfully cheap!

 

Told you that they read GZ, as they seem to have corrected it now!


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  # 2337094 15-Oct-2019 07:55
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Stuff: "NZ coffee: are we being ripped off?".

 

Naturally, since the headline is a question, the answer is no. They go on to answer it with this gem:

 

"Asia was overall the most expensive region to buy a coffee. The least expensive part of the world was Asia, followed by Oceania."


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  # 2337096 15-Oct-2019 07:58
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  # 2337518 15-Oct-2019 16:58
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I don't thnk this one has been posted:



New Plymouth District Council's inflatable poo emoji hits the election campaign trail

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/116432610/new-plymouth-district-councils-inflatable-poo-emoji-hits-the-election-campaign-trail

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  # 2337523 15-Oct-2019 17:04
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A story about the Minister of Defence issuing an RMA noise exemption for RNZAF operations at Whenuapai is illustrated with this picture

 

Showing a Russian IL-76 freighter, which is nothing to do with the NZDF.
If it's even Whenuapai

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116574054/defence-minister-trumps-environment-court-decision-on-whenuapai-airbase-engine-noise


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  # 2337938 16-Oct-2019 09:04
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This quote amused me.

"I'm just gobsmacked. I've been pulled over for what I do every day."

So the fact that you do it every day is the yardstick for legality?





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  # 2340461 19-Oct-2019 08:50
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I stole this of Facebook but it looks genuine.  Actual article has now been fixed.  I'm guessing the original may have come about from sort of speech-to-text app that doesn't understand maori placenames.

 





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  # 2340464 19-Oct-2019 09:06
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Even if it was done using dictation, you'd think that they'd have a list of disallowed words!

 

In any case, even the council itself can't agree on how to pronounce it; there's at least one official sign listing "Wakatani" phonetically.


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  # 2340494 19-Oct-2019 11:35
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Wonder if they'd use phonetics for a place like foo king in Austria.


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  # 2340643 19-Oct-2019 16:02
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Bullet hole' in car windscreen, man fights for his life in South Auckland

This seems a bit unconnected although assumedly isn't.





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  # 2340929 20-Oct-2019 08:01
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"Another game ruined": “Customers hit social media to complain as streaming service gives the all-clear.”

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/116710477/all-blacks-v-ireland-spark-sport-stream-suffers-some-freezing-and-buffering

Yet customers wade into the comments section and are overwhelmingly positive about their experience. Stuff balanced as usual.

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Not a stupid headline, but a stupid person. Definite contender for the Darwin Awards.

Woman Banned for Life From Royal Caribbean Cruises After Taking Dangerous Selfie

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=

 

Youths wreck havoc down Lower Hutt street, filmed doing 'bombs' on cars

 

I thought it was "wreak havoc". I must have been wrong all along.





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  # 2346866 31-Oct-2019 15:16
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Technofreak:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=

 

Youths wreck havoc down Lower Hutt street, filmed doing 'bombs' on cars

 

I thought it was "wreak havoc". I must have been wrong all along.

 

 

Yep, nothing like an idiom to give away a  "journalists"  age...or lack of education





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