Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Paying for Abiding the Law

Labour's submission on a Ministry of Justice discussion paper covering political donations and election spending calls for state funding of political parties.

What is more Labour is calling for every registered party being paid a base sum of $50,000 as an allowance for compliance with the Electoral Act.

WB just cannot understand the Left, if parties are paid an allowance to abide by the law then why not all of us being paid an allowance to abide by the law!!!!!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Is Richard Worth It?

WB will not comment on the Worthiness or otherwise of the allegations against the former Member for Remuera, however we make the following observations;

He has not done a Clark 1 "Paintergate"

He has not done a Clark 2 "I did not know we were speeding"

He has not done a Dyson "DIC"

He has not done a Samuels "I thought the corridor was the toilet"

He has not done a Dalzeil "I didn't mean to mislead the House"

He has not done a Mallard "It was just a bit of biffo towards another MP"

He has not done a Benson Pope " where is that tennis ball?"

He has not done a "Thaito"

That said WB fully supports the PM in requesting his resignation or be sacked. Nathan Guy or Craig Foss would and could do a far better job as Ministers of the Crown.

Perhaps the National Party should consider changing the rules for their members if you lose your electorate seat then do not expect to get back on the List, certainly the electorate at large is somewhat askance at the Worths and Barkers of this world who cannot make it in their electorates but are returned to Parliament on the "List"

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A New Zealander Opened a Bank Account Today

It has been reported that a New Zealander opened a bank account today.

A spokesman from Bestwack where the account was opened said the Bank were taking this news very seriously, he went onto say that “if every New Zealander did the same thing the Bank would need to ask the Government to look at increasing the penalties for such blatant breaches of the law”

When asked why the Bank was so concerned he said “well if people have bank accounts then it opens up the possibility that the Bank may lose money by depositing funds in the account, it is simply outrageous that the Bank can be exposed in this way”

He went onto say that “ordinary New Zealanders cannot be trusted to have a bank account, the Bank will for a small weekly charge provide a money box where people can keep their money and when the box is full they can bring it to the Bank where for another small charge the Bank will place the money into the Bank’s account”

When asked about the practicality of this he replied “the Bank offer a range of money boxes catering for both small and large amounts of money and this enables our customers to have a wide choice”

The Bank refused to be drawn on how internet banking can be conducted using money boxes, however the spokesman did say “well we have mail boxes and the mail seems to be able to be moved around and it is exactly the same with money boxes”

Sunday, 24 May 2009

MP's and Expenses

Parliamentary speaker Lockwood Smith has ruled out MPs releasing details of their expenses. WB has commented about this before, IMHO politicians should only receive reasonable expenses for their time and trouble that way we would have elected representatives that only hold office for altruistic reasons rather than the sorry lot we have now (mostly from the left) who receive a pay rise upon their election.

Monday, 11 May 2009

What is the point of having Bail?

WB would like to know why the NZ Police did not oppose Bail for this thug

This from the NZ Herald today

"Kurariki admits assault, freed on bail 11:10AM Monday May 11, 2009
Bailey Junior Kurariki leaves the Manuaku District Court after he was granted parole in February. Photo / NZ Herald
Related links:
Kurariki back in jail charged with assault
Kurariki remanded in custody on assault charge
Bailey Junior Kurariki has been released on bail after pleading guilty to a reduced assault charge today.
New Zealand's youngest convicted killer has been in custody since March 29 after being arrested on a charge of assaulting Janie Martin, believed to be his girlfriend.
He was originally charged with male assaults female but his lawyer Jeremy Sutton and police agreed to a lesser common assault charge when he appeared in Manukau District Court today.
Kurariki was granted bail on conditions, including a 7pm-7am curfew after police did not oppose bail.
He will be sentenced on the assault charge and three charges of breaching parole later this month."

Saturday, 18 April 2009


WB can only agree with Cactus and Home Paddock in regard to the Veitch violence.

The media coverage is simply distasteful.

WB considers that violence (except in time of war, self defence or to protect another e.g. Mr. Hemmings) is to be deplored.

WB saw Veitch the women basher in Fiji a few years ago (with we think a blond female sporty "celebrity" type person) anyway suffice to say any male who wears headdress (especially a baseball cap) indoors (inside the aircraft, inside the hotel as seems to be the Veitch penchant) can only be regarded as being of the lower orders and certainly not a gentleman in fact it is inexcusable for a male from any background to hit a female.

Saturday, 11 April 2009


WB would suggest that with review of the Electoral Finance Act underway, the review should be broadened to include a progressive voting system. Given that the cloth cap socialist left are very supportive of a progressive taxation system (the more you earn the higher percentage rate of taxation), it does seem logical to have the arbiters of political power treated progressively as well.

So with acknowledgement to Neville Shute's novel "In the Wet", WB believes our voting system should change to allow multiple individual votes along the lines of;

Basic Vote

Everyone receives one so long as the voter is over the age of 18.

Education Vote

Given to those who have completed a Bachelor's University Degree.

Family Vote

Given to the mother and father of children who remain married until the youngest child's eighteenth birthday.

Foreign Travel Vote

Given to everyone who has earned a living outside of New Zealand for at least five years (three of which must be continuous).

Taxation Vote

Given to everyone whose personal amount of tax paid to the IRD (in the three years prior to the closing date of the electoral roles) was greater than that of the total average personal amount paid over the same time frame.

Company Vote

Given to any organisation that paid company tax of an amount equal to or greater than "the total average personal amount" as defined by the Taxation Vote.

Achievement Vote

Given to those whom the Governor General determines have made a significant contribution to New Zealand. This vote is in the sole power of the Governor General acting alone and is intended for those New Zealanders who in the GG's opinion are deserving of the vote whether their achievement be at the local or national level paid or unpaid.

WB could well appreciate why the left would be apoplectic about such a system, however WB believes that our current flat voting system (one person one vote) is a very regressive system and seriously needs reform along the lines above.

This system would allow those who are educated, travelled, have more at stake and have made financial and or personal contributions above the average to have a greater say in choosing our government.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


According to the NZ Herald website today former Labour Finance Minister Michael Cullen is leaving politics to take up the deputy chairmanship of New Zealand Post.

Whilst this may have some of the VRWC spitting tacks WB applauds the move.

We have a PM in John Key who knows how to emasculate the opposition; first Clark and now Cullen exiting (as is only right) stage left from the political scene.

John Key has now exposed what is left of Liarlabour MP's as a complete and utter motley bunch

Without Clark and Cullen the remnants will be left running around like headless chooks. The two people who were their heroes six months ago have decided that there is no hope of their party ever returning to office in their lifetimes so like rats deserting the sinking ship they have found a new home.

Like the lowlife that they are they have determined that a few pieces of silver are better than putting up with their former shipmates.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009


The NZ Herald reported Judith Lizard this morning as saying "she was enjoying life outside Parliament and was astonished at the "craziness" of speculation about her possible return.
I am gardening, I am spending time with my friends and family. I am reading, I am writing. I have just gone and bought a lampshade. I have a life."

Interesting statement, is Judith Lizard unemployable saying that the speculation about her possible return to Parliament is crazy because in fact in her mind there should not be speculation rather that her return is a reality?

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


It is being reported that Helen Clark has been appointed to the UN position of Administrator of the United Nationals Development Programme.

What is it about socialists that they can flit from one trough to another without ever thinking about embarking on a career in the "real world"?

All Helen Clark and her ilk can do is dream up ways to spend the "cake" rather than come up with ways to make the "cake" bigger.

That said there is now a golden opportunity for National to embarrass the socialists by putting up a credible candidate in Mt. Albert. At worst HC's majority can be markedly reduced at best National win the seat.

WB is sure Judith 'Lazy Lizard" is waiting with baited to breath to again climb on board the tax payer funded gravy train.

Friday, 20 March 2009


At the moment TVNZ is an absolute shambles from several viewpoints;

1 Management have a great deal of difficulty trying to understand and then deliver what the shareholder requires (i.e. dividends versus Charter obligations etc etc)

2 Their audience require quality programming and no advertising

3 Their staff believe they are public servants with all the entitlements that are part and parcel of working for the tax payer (or is it more a question of who cares? the taxpayer is picking up the Corporate Cab chit)

Why is it in the real business world we do not talk about entitlements rather than effort ='s results ='s rewards?

It seems to WB very simple

Lease TV2 to the highest bidder for say 30 years with rights of renewal, by way of an auction process so the taxpayer receives both an upfront payment and an annual rent

Merge TV1 and RNZ into one entity to provide a public broadcasting non commercial service

Win win all round we have our own version of the BBC with costs funded by the lease of TV2 and no broken election promises because nothing has been sold

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Public Transport WTF!!

Over at Whale Oil WB was interested in the looking at the options as suggested by Whale in terms of moving around Auckland, so WB had a glance at the website. From time to time WB flies his own plane to Ardmore and always arranges a rental car to drive to downtown Auckland. So, rental car Ardmore to Queen Street is around 30 minutes (off peak) compared to what Maxx estimates at 2 hours 19 minutes, even allowing for the fact that WB needs to walk the thick end of 4 kilometres before even stepping on board a bus or train.

All WB can say is that those morons who profess to be green, cloth cap, loser lefties are welcome to the complete and utter waste of time that is public transport, furthermore they should pay the full cost of their journeys on foot/rail/bus rather than relying on WB to subsidise their aimless dope fueled wanderings.

Walk 3750 metres to 161 Clevedon Rd**
9:12am* 9:20am
STAGECOACH AUCKLAND - Route KERI HILL SHOPPERS LOOPDeparts from 161 Clevedon Rd Arrives at 192 Great South Rd (arrive)

Walk 450 metres to Train Station - Papakura**
9:35am 10:28am*
VEOLIA TRANSPORT AUCKLAND - Route PAPAKURA TO BRITOMART VIA NEWMARKETDeparts from Train Station - Papakura Arrives at Train Station - Britomart

Walk 480 metres to Anz Queen St Near Vulcan Lane**

Anonymous left a comment....Cristal?

WB is abashed, anonymous is correct Cristal is spelt "Cristal" rather than Christal.....

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


This will be the first of a random series of flight reports.

WB suggests a simple scoring system, 1 point for achieved 0 points for average and -1 for fail

The categories are;

Check In



In Flight


Here we go

SIN-AKL Seat 1A SQ285 Boeing 777

Check In; Score 1 (dedicated first class area no waiting and boarding pass pre printed)

Lounge; Score 1 (Private first class lounge plenty of reading material three course meal available and Krug Champagne)

Boarding; Score 1 (Escort to the aircraft through separate airbridge and impossible to see or hear economy pax)

Inflight; Score 1 (Krug or Christal available throughout the flight, hostesses that take time out to re-sew a shirt button and what is more address one by Mr. WB rather than the tacky NZ lot who are presumptive enough to call one by one's Christian name)

Leaving; Score 0 (Maybe unkind to SQ however the AKL MAF Xray is just diabolical, WB only had hand carry bags so was first out the door, first through Customs but then came the MAF Xray machines, ........WB fully appreciates our MAF boarder controls however WB cannot understand why the so called "facilitators" either side of the Xray machines just stand around....they refuse to a/ lift your bags onto the machine and b/ then refuse to take the bags off and replace them on the trolley.......Why on earth do we pay pax tax to give jobs to such a lazy bunch of morons?)

So out of a possible 5 SQ scores 4 out of 5

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A New "Co-Leader" for the Greens

So, the Greens are electing a new Co-Leader. WB says who cares! The choice is between an anarchist and a communist. It just goes to show how the far left are so self consumed with their little but self important world. WB quotes from Wikipedia in terms of the definition of a leader “process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”

Note the words "One Person" the Greens cannot and will never be anything but a nuisance (and a dangerous one at that) if they continue to expect that they should be taken seriously given their Leninist/People's Commissariat approach to politics.

The Greens have shown themselves to be an absolute irrelevancy, they hitched their band wagon to LiarLabour and now find themselves between Scylla and Charybdis i.e. do they engage with the Government and attempt to leverage a policy gain or two knowing that they will shed their far left supporters, or do they continue to suck on the tit of the discredited LiarLabour opposition?

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The Value of Boot Camps

WB has been involved with the New Zealand Cadet Forces for the past ten or or so years.

WB has had first hand experience as to how a sense of discipline, teamwork and recognition can alter the mindset of an at risk teenager.

WB may be somewhat old fashioned in his thinking but if every school had a Cadet Force Unit (as it was forty or so years ago) and the funding to go with it, our at risk teenagers would be channelling their energy into an organised and legal gang (yes with firearms training) rather than being being preyed upon by the local heavily tattooed f***kwits from, well take your choice, The Mob, Crips and whatever other ridiculous name these deviants call themselves

Home Invasion and the Castle Doctrine

WB noted the Herald report where David Allen, said he was acting in self defence when he fired once at Muni Rangi Sam Collier - known as "Boxer". WB also applauds the verdict of the Jury; after deliberating for five hours, the jury of seven men and five women in the High Court at Hamilton accepted his defence, also ruling out manslaughter.

WB believes that NZ needs to have a inviolate "Castle Doctrine" clause in our law so as to ensure that crims that enter our property can be deterred up to and including the use of deadly force.

WB lives in a rural community, it is facile to suggest that we should call the Police (at best they are 40 minutes away) to arrest the crim that has already fled the scene (with spoils) or in the all to common case left the householder bashed, raped and or dead.

WB has borrowed from Wikipedia here however the Castle Doctrine allows;

An intruder must be making (or have made) an attempt to unlawfully and/or forcibly enter an occupied home, business or car.

The intruder must be acting illegally -- e.g. the Castle Doctrine does not give the right to attack officers of the law acting in the course of their legal duties

The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to inflict serious bodily harm or death upon an occupant of the home

The occupant(s) of the home must reasonably believe that the intruder intends to commit some other felony, such as arson or burglary

The occupant(s) of the home must not have provoked or instigated an intrusion, or provoked or instigated an intruder to threaten or use deadly force

In all cases, the occupant(s) of the home must be there legally, must not be fugitives from the law, must not be using the Castle Doctrine to aid or abet another person in being a fugitive from the law, and must not use deadly force upon an officer of the law or an officer of the peace while they are performing or attempting to perform their legal duties.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Catherine Delahunty and Yesterday's Fish and Chips

Over at No Minister there is a comment about Green MP Catherine Delahunty's Maiden Speech

WB would suggest that Catherine would be be better employed advising the media that they should not print any of her comments as the "fish and chips" would recoil from being wrapped up in such unmitigated garbage

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Mr. Hemmings

WB will not let Mr. Hemmings ultimate sacrifice be forgotten.

Having read the New Year Honours List WB fails to understand why Mr. Hemmings was not awarded (posthumously) the New Zealand Cross formerly known as the George Cross

MP's and Pay

WB believes that everyone elected to full time public office should receive a salary equal to the average wage, plus of course reasonable expenses incurred in "the line of duty".

For to long we have had elected people who by virtue of their election received a pay rise! We should only elect people who go into public office for the greater good of the community they serve rather than for the money.

If this policy discounts the trade unionists, academics and others of their ilk from standing for public office so be it.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

NZ Police and Consistency

Whatever the rights and wrongs are about the the police shooting of the innocent motorist Halatau Naitoko last Friday, one thing needs to be considered, the NZ Police are very quick to charge a farmer for discharging a firearm at interlopers who appear at the implement shed trying to steal a farm bike or indeed the guy in the gun shop when the crim was waving a machete; therefore the NZ Police have to accept the fact that they are not superior to the law they have a duty to enforce.

Essentially whilst WB's inclination is to accept that the Constable(s) who shot Naitoko were trying to do their best in a very difficult situation, it beggars belief that those same Constables should not be charged with manslaughter, after all the truth will out in the end.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Pacific Forum or Pacific Joke

WB refers to the following from today's Herald "PNG's Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, decided to cancel Tuesday's meeting of Pacific Islands Forum leaders and set a new date of February 10."

WB further understands that the Forum is now going ahead, what WB cannot understand is why John Key and Kevin Rudd do not tell these tinpot chieftains of Robinson Crusoe like islands that they are a complete joke in terms of an independent "country" and if they want to keep receiving aid dollars from the tax payers of NZ and AU then they should also "toe the line", retire to their grass huts and be very thankful that they can keep on being very small fish in a minuscule pond.

WB is sure that the inhabitants of the greater Robinson Crusoe islands would be far happier and would not have to put up with their corrupt chieftains if their Islands were still colonies or protectorates of NZ and AU

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Making a Fortune In Prison

WB noted the Herald on Sunday article "Inmates in our most secure prison are accused of making fortunes from a highly organised drug ring run from behind bars, with at least one alleged to have become a millionaire."

WB suggests that we need to look at new options for our maximum security prisons, the Auckland Islands springs to mind as a location we could use. As did the whalers a century or so ago release a few goats and pigs onto the Islands for the prisoners to eat and transport the felons to the Islands by Air Force Hercules, the plane just needs to do a low level pass whilst the crew kick the B's out the back door