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59 minutes ago, zero said:

Yes it is - they cancelled the irrigation schemes, are introducing fart taxes, and are planning on limiting herd numbers.

Exactly what he said. Attacking the unsustainable practices... 

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People doing things that devalue their car (e.g. changing wheels) but not updating the Trademe price... I’m sorry but I’m not going to pay the same price for less stuff

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Depends on the wheels though right? I'm pretty confident you can add value with the correct aftermarket wheels.

In fact, because some BMW wheels look terrible it's actually occasionally mandatory to swap them out.

But yes, putting on cheap, soft reps is a no-no unless the originals are also included.

 

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@M3AN m parallels to vanilla e60 wheels with the wrong tyres on them...

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10 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

This is because 1) their government taxes the bejeezus out of them and 2) they didn't just say no more drilling for oil, oil royalties have made them an insane amount of cash

I forgot... they don't have to pay for any Treaty claims, either. What is the opportunity cost in terms of hospitals or roads of that money that iwi now looks after?

Meanwhile the farmer bashing has started up which is just odd, I know the data moves around a bit but is clear NZ has some of the most environmentally friendly dairy farms (the sheep and beef farms are tops too) in the world. If you cut production or move to introduce other limits, the market won't accept having less product but will turn to more environmentally damaging sources. Any talk of NZ dairy not being "sustainable" is misuse of the word.

What this country needs is less government, not more. A monolithic bureaucracy like the UK is not a path to success. We cannot tax ourselves to success, Norway only works because of their oil. The Taxpayers Union figured out government manages to waste 30c out of every $1 they are budgeted for, before they begin to do whatever it is they are supposed to do; National rightly identified huge scope for bloated ministries to tighten their belts. Socialism can only work if it limits itself and lets capitalism get on with it- that is my theory anyway, socialism has failed every single time it has been tried so I can't be sure.

Anyway bed time for me... busy day tomorrow, I am training the cows to all line up backwards and sh*t into the river at once.

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8 minutes ago, eliongater said:

@M3AN m parallels to vanilla e60 wheels with the wrong tyres on them...

Okay, accepted.

You are not allowed to swap out iconic BMW wheels for anything vanilla!

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Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

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5 hours ago, M3AN said:

Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

I work with the Nordi's quite a bit.  Embassy chef is a mate of mine here.

The two Embassy's blend very well.

He was mentioning that Norway has a massive wealth fund that buys up property all over the world as investments.  It does very well.

He has also invited us over for Gatebil at some stage.

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Diff oil... to somewhat misquote star wars, it's "irritating and it gets everywhere"

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29 minutes ago, eliongater said:

Diff oil... to somewhat misquote star wars, it's "irritating and it gets everywhere"

And it smells. If you get it on your clothes, it doesn't come out.

Aka 'that nice LandRover-y smell.' ;)  :) 

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On 10/10/2018 at 4:29 PM, M3AN said:

Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

I guess you could compare further, and ask a few more questions, 

 

does Norway have rampant entitlement culture that is too common in this country, largely fuelled by the media and vote grabbing politicians? 

 

Is personal responsibility a thing of the past in Norway, where anyone’s failings can be blamed on someone else? 

 

Is there a section of society/demographic of Norways population who have no regard for the law, no respect for the police and are repeatedly in/out of  the courts, bringing no gain or productivity to society? 

 

Does Norway have generational welfare breeders, living off the tax payers for decades? 

 

Does Norway place more value on the family unit? Do they value fathers more than we do here, where fatherhood is trivialised while solo mothers are paraded as something to be looked up to. 

 

Does Norway have rampant issues with mysoginistic drug dealing gangs, hooking vulnerable people and teenagers on meth, with the tax payer left to bear the costs of these huge spin on effects, while the media and politicians are too scared to do anything about. 

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2 hours ago, gjm said:

And it smells. If you get it on your clothes, it doesn't come out.

Aka 'that nice LandRover-y smell.' ;)  :) 

I am a bit of an odd-ball here in that I love the smell of diff oil, for some strange reason. Maybe my sense of smell is completely buggered from working with diesel, heavy oils and chemicals for most of my adult life?

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3 hours ago, E30 325i Rag-Top said:

I am a bit of an odd-ball here in that I love the smell of diff oil, for some strange reason. Maybe my sense of smell is completely buggered from working with diesel, heavy oils and chemicals for most of my adult life?

I don't mind it, but I suspect we're in a minority.

Can't see Chanel bringing out 'Eau d'EP90' anytime soon!

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Fresh diff oil ain't too bad, but old used oil stinks, and that's usually what I get down my arm and into my armpit. 

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I am pretty much a prisoner in my own apartment today.  George H W Bush funeral over the road at the National Cathedral.

All streets are blocked.  I had to prove I live where I do to get OUT of the area.  It is a media circus right in front of my building.  They are even in the garden.
The Faux News reporter is pretty hot though.

Shutting down Wisconsin Ave is pretty nuts though.  That is like shutting down Great North Road x 20.

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WTF is it with people who are incompetent enough to 'forget' for months to sort rego on their cars, or at least put it on hold?

To be fair NZTA don't help... You may be surprised just how many people don't know 'rego on hold' is a thing, and of those that have heard of it, most have no idea how to sort it. And then, most who do know about it, appear to think it will cost money!

Let's straighten that out. Rego on hold is ***free***. Provided there is no lapsed back-rego due.
It takes moments to sort online, or in a Post Shop.

 

Hmm... Not sure if this is a rant about people who don't try to sort these things themselves, or NZTA who appear to not want people to know about it...

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lol @ Graham, why does that even bother you?

I often forget to renew my rego for up to months... 

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22 minutes ago, gjm said:

WTF is it with people who are incompetent enough to 'forget' for months to sort rego on their cars, or at least put it on hold?

To be fair NZTA don't help... You may be surprised just how many people don't know 'rego on hold' is a thing, and of those that have heard of it, most have no idea how to sort it. And then, most who do know about it, appear to think it will cost money!

Let's straighten that out. Rego on hold is ***free***. Provided there is no lapsed back-rego due.
It takes moments to sort online, or in a Post Shop.

 

Hmm... Not sure if this is a rant about people who don't try to sort these things themselves, or NZTA who appear to not want people to know about it...

they dont want people to know about it esp motorcyclists with multiple bikes

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1 hour ago, M3AN said:

lol @ Graham, why does that even bother you?

I often forget to renew my rego for up to months... 

Had a couple of opportunities to acquire decent-ish cars which turned out to have lapsed rego... And then find that they'd had some sensible mods which strictly require cert. No rego and no cert makes it uneconomic.

 

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To be fair NZ's rego system is awful and doesn't have a good reason to exist. No consideration for how much you actually use the car and unfair if someone owns a second vehicle they might use occasionally. 
It's only purpose is fee collection, which could have been part of fuel costs/road user charges instead. That would spare a bit of admin work, the threat of $200 fines and other associated hassles from millions of people's lives.

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gopro 7 silver

hard to set up with updates every 4 days and it takes hrs if not days for the camera to update

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1 hour ago, Matth5 said:

To be fair NZ's rego system is awful and doesn't have a good reason to exist. No consideration for how much you actually use the car and unfair if someone owns a second vehicle they might use occasionally. 
It's only purpose is fee collection, which could have been part of fuel costs/road user charges instead. That would spare a bit of admin work, the threat of $200 fines and other associated hassles from millions of people's lives.

rego system.I recently sold the Pajero and following NZTA own process adised the buyer that he should fill out the change of ownership form and hand over the recepit to me when i gave him the car so i knew he had done so.This was about 9 am on a Saturday morning (email) When i went to get a new warrant about two hours later he was already listed as the "registered owner".Surely that should be triggered when i tel them i have sold it!

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22 minutes ago, kiwi535 said:

rego system.I recently sold the Pajero and following NZTA own process adised the buyer that he should fill out the change of ownership form and hand over the recepit to me when i gave him the car so i knew he had done so.This was about 9 am on a Saturday morning (email) When i went to get a new warrant about two hours later he was already listed as the "registered owner".Surely that should be triggered when i tel them i have sold it!

he can do it on-line, it's all pretty speedy!

 

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