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  • Don't believe the Hype
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    Originally posted by Wayne View Post
    Currently competition wprks well where there is some (where there's Gull etc) but not elsewhere.

    Like every other business in the history of business... why do we need a government inquiry to come up with that finding?

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  • Wayne
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    Originally posted by Perry View Post
    Jacinda Ardern says New Zealanders are being ripped off over petrol
    20 Aug 2019


    The Commical Commission's Report said that the level of taxes on fuel was "not a competition" matter, so not an issue for the commission.

    Funny, that.
    Tax and competition are two quite different things.
    Currently competition wprks well where there is some (where there's Gull etc) but not elsewhere.
    Nothing to do with tax.

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  • Perry
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    Two-faced Taxcindarella at play. Again.

    Jacinda Ardern says New Zealanders are being ripped off over petrol
    20 Aug 2019
    Originally posted by AA
    Petrol tax
    When you last bought petrol, 73.784 cents per litre was collected by the government (excluding GST). The GST added amounts to an extra 11 cents per litre "tax on a tax." [date uncertain - probably worse, now]
    The Commical Commission's Report said that the level of taxes on fuel was "not a competition" matter, so not an issue for the commission.

    Funny, that.

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  • brokerman
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    Before coming to NZ in 06 my house in West Sussex, England was started in 1735. In true Kiwi style it was not finished until 1755

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  • Perry
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    Satire

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  • Perry
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    Originally posted by Wayne View Post
    Agreed.
    I was in England a month ago and we were talking history. I mentioned the Treaty in 1840 - the building I was staying in was built 5 years earlier and was as good as gold. We stayed in a small hotel in Delft that had been built in the 1600s.
    I walked around the Tower of London complex - built in 1078. Before the discovery of the Americas!

    We spent a few hours in Delft and had a wee joyride in the canals - mostly desperately in need of some cleaning The cars parked by the canals with the driver's door opening directly on to a drop into the canal would not do for the NZ Safety Gestapo - that's for sure.

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  • SPerfect
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    Good one - lol

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  • sidinz
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    My first overseas foray, 20s, I went and saw a (then) 2300yr-old aqueduct. Blew my mind, given that the oldest building in my home town (Chch) was at the time 150 years old.

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  • John the builder
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    a case of paddys axe
    the roof was replaced 6 times and the walls 4. the foundations......

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  • Wayne
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    Originally posted by Perry View Post
    It was a bit sobering - during a recent northern hemisphere excursion - to see some continental farm buildings which were constructed just 20 years after Abel Tasman happened upon NZ.
    Agreed.
    I was in England a month ago and we were talking history.
    I mentioned the Treaty in 1840 - the building I was staying in was built 5 years earlier and was as good as gold.
    We stayed in a small hotel in Delft that had been build in the 1600s.

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  • Perry
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    We Have No REAL History.

    It was a bit sobering - during a recent northern hemisphere excursion - to see some continental farm buildings which were constructed just 20 years after Abel Tasman happened upon NZ.

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  • absoluteproperty
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    Originally posted by Perry View Post
    "Oppressed bankers?"

    Whazzem?

    In a sleepy little village named New Zealand, far removed from the realities of the world, how easy would it be to remove the word bank from the service desk, replace it with "enterprise" and play around with who is holding the gun and who is carrying the bag?

    The multitude of possibilities spark a rush of current events to my own thinking, and I do not even read the news here anymore.

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  • Perry
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    You Jest?!

    "Oppressed bankers?"

    Whazzem?

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  • John the builder
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    Cindy would have hugged the cashier to show solidarity with oppressed bankers and insisted on a statement of affirmative poverty action from the bank

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  • absoluteproperty
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    Very very good one, though as someone that is near to her on a weekly basis I must say she can be a little more insistent.

    Loving the honest Jacinda jokes, let's hear the Boris Johnson jokes after he has had the opportunity to succeed or fail. And had a chance to make his mark.

    Theresa May jokes Perry?

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