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  #3101154 8-Jul-2023 08:25
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This Stuff article regarding the ongoing saga of the Serepisos family refers multiple times to a street in Miramar, Wellington apparently called Campervan Road. It's Camperdown Road. I guess no one checks the spell checker...

 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/132493130/terry-serepisos-mum-again-facing-eviction-from-home-after-business-deal-sours


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  #3101650 9-Jul-2023 12:34
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Two dead, two critical after firey truck crash. Stuff 9 Jul 23

 

“Fiery” maybe?





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  #3101654 9-Jul-2023 12:49
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Dingbatt:

 

Two dead, two critical after firey truck crash. Stuff 9 Jul 23

 

“Fiery” maybe?

 

 

Or a firey driving?


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  #3101656 9-Jul-2023 12:55
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/300923609/from-boom-to-bust-to-boom-again-nationals-housing-policy-dissected

 

"Cast your mind back five or so years, when the country was in the grip of a property crisis."

 

but its not over. the real estate co's are trying to change the narrative to pretend the housing crisis is over. i've seen this multiple times recently. 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/132500535/why-you-should-open-a-kiwisaver-account-for-your-kids

 

"When a child is born in your family, set up a KiwiSaver account for them as soon as possible..........Imagine what that would do for homeownership rates if every person in New Zealand had at least $95,000 in their KiwiSaver account at 25...."

 

what it will actually do is push house prices up (via increasing demand) and all that extra money goes into the pocket of the sellers. they just suck more money out of you and use your kids kiwisaver for their gain.


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  #3101661 9-Jul-2023 13:20
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allan:

This Stuff article regarding the ongoing saga of the Serepisos family refers multiple times to a street in Miramar, Wellington apparently called Campervan Road. It's Camperdown Road. I guess no one checks the spell checker...


https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/132493130/terry-serepisos-mum-again-facing-eviction-from-home-after-business-deal-sours



Fixed now. The best bit was the photo of Terry but he's facing the wrong way to get the message.

  #3103240 12-Jul-2023 15:05
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Stuff again. Can't even get a correction right. Today's 5 Minute quiz in The Post has a "correction":

 

 

Actually no! What it really said was "In an alphabetical list of chemical elements, which comes directly after cadmium?" So yes, it should have been caesium as the answer, but not as described in the "Correction"...

 

Oh and I don't think a "Period" table means what you think it does 😂


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  #3103392 12-Jul-2023 17:57
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“Jelena Djokovic beams as she watches husband Novak playing Norwegian Holger Rune”
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except Djokovic is playing Rublev, and Rune is Danish

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  #3106150 20-Jul-2023 07:01
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There’s currently a high-profile court case in Christchurch, where a mother is accused of killing her three young daughters. All week the reporting of this on Newstalk ZB radio has been saying “… she has pleaded not guilty to murder by reason of insanity and infanticide”.

 

Since when has infanticide been a defence? It’s a crime - not a defence. It’s like saying “… she has pleaded not guilty to murder due to insanity and murder”.

 

It seems Newstalk ZB don’t know the meaning and/or the correct use of the word infanticide.





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  #3106151 20-Jul-2023 07:14
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They do.

"Someone found guilty of infanticide is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. The jury can also form the opinion that at the time of death, the balance of the defendant's mind was disturbed to such an extent that she was insane."

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  #3106152 20-Jul-2023 07:54
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Bung: They do.

"Someone found guilty of infanticide is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. The jury can also form the opinion that at the time of death, the balance of the defendant's mind was disturbed to such an extent that she was insane."

 

Your quote shows infanticide is a crime - as I was saying - not a defence per se. IANAL but surely infanticide is a type of homicide, as is murder. Here the crime is infanticide, the defence is insanity. ZB are citing infanticide as a defence - it’s not.





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  #3106167 20-Jul-2023 10:06
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eracode:

 

Bung: They do.

"Someone found guilty of infanticide is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. The jury can also form the opinion that at the time of death, the balance of the defendant's mind was disturbed to such an extent that she was insane."

 

Your quote shows infanticide is a crime - as I was saying - not a defence per se. IANAL but surely infanticide is a type of homicide, as is murder. Here the crime is infanticide, the defence is insanity. ZB are citing infanticide as a defence - it’s not.

 

 

Whilst the word "infanticide" means killing your young children, I think it has a specialised meaning in the courts. In particular, I assume that it is the way that the legal system has recognised that depression is sometimes associated with childbirth, and that may result in the mother killing her child(ren). So a mother who has killed her children after recent childbirth can claim the legal defense of infanticide against a murder charge. At the same time, infanticide is also a crime. Basically, it's a way of claiming mental illness as a mitigating factor in this specific scenario.

 

It's the same kind of thing as insanity, which has a specific legal meaning (incapable of knowing the difference between right and wrong at the time they committed a crime) that is a little different from everyday usage (crazy, mentally ill, irrational, out of control, etc). You can be mentally ill, do crazy things, but still not be legally insane.

 

 


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  #3106197 20-Jul-2023 11:17
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Banner across bottom of TV: 

 

"SHOTS HEARD FROM TV1 NEWS TEAM"

 

Talk about creating your own news!

 

 


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  #3106200 20-Jul-2023 11:18
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frankv:

 

Talk about creating your own news!

 

 

Making up their own branch of the Police as well, with "Armed defenders" being shown numerous times.


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  #3106204 20-Jul-2023 11:29
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frankv:

 

Banner across bottom of TV: 

 

"SHOTS HEARD FROM TV1 NEWS TEAM"

 

Talk about creating your own news!

 

 

 

 

So they were doing the shooting? Otherwise shouldn’t it be shots heard by the news team?





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  #3106841 22-Jul-2023 09:27
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This sort of thing:

 

"YouTube Premium Quietly Hikes Subscription Prices in the US"

 

YouTube Premium is inanimate. It cannot hike prices. Google has hiked prices. Variations of this sort of headline seem to be really common in recent months and I'm not sure why.


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