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haresfur

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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 1:06pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

That sounds about right - without any public discussion, you suddenly find our SAS dying on special ops in Afghanistan, etc. 
Though why the Four Eyes bother with NZ as a fifth eye beats me. We don't have the resources and even geographical location hardly cuts it, as Australia covers that too. 

The rationale from NZ's perspective makes much more sense. We are closely tied to Australia, are worried about growing Chinese hegemony in the Pacific region, generally share the same values, etc. Yet we get to pretend that we are some kind of strong independent voice for small nations on the world stage. Pretty fine line the NZ govt. is walking there.  
 
Yeah, you make almost as good cannon-fodder as the Aussies and Canucks, but there are hardly enough of you to bother. Australia should be walking a fine line between the US and our major trading partner, China, but the current government went all-in for Trump and we are suffering for it.

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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 12:40pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

That sounds about right - without any public discussion, you suddenly find our SAS dying on special ops in Afghanistan, etc. 
Though why the Four Eyes bother with NZ as a fifth eye beats me. We don't have the resources and even geographical location hardly cuts it, as Australia covers that too. 

The rationale from NZ's perspective makes much more sense. We are closely tied to Australia, are worried about growing Chinese hegemony in the Pacific region, generally share the same values, etc. Yet we get to pretend that we are some kind of strong independent voice for small nations on the world stage. Pretty fine line the NZ govt. is walking there.  
 
Armed and neutral Sweden and Finland walk that line all the time.

China poses zero threat to New Zealand but that is another discussion.

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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 11:28am

 westslope wrote:
On a serious note:  As long as New Zealand and US intelligence are cooperating closely, there is no risk of a cold war or invasion.  In other words, there is what is reported in the newspapers for public consumption and there is what is going on in the background that really matters.  
 
That sounds about right - without any public discussion, you suddenly find our SAS dying on special ops in Afghanistan, etc. 
Though why the Four Eyes bother with NZ as a fifth eye beats me. We don't have the resources and even geographical location hardly cuts it, as Australia covers that too. 

The rationale from NZ's perspective makes much more sense. We are closely tied to Australia, are worried about growing Chinese hegemony in the Pacific region, generally share the same values, etc. Yet we get to pretend that we are some kind of strong independent voice for small nations on the world stage. Pretty fine line the NZ govt. is walking there.  
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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 9:18am



 haresfur wrote:


 R_P wrote:
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And still no U.S. invasion...

 
Won't happen. New Zealand has many doomsday properties for the uber-rich and the Americans wouldn't do anything to jeopardize their safe-haven. 

 

Yeah.....    New Zealand seems to enjoy a soft spot in the hearts of  Americans of higher socio-economic status.   (The rest might have trouble finding the country on the map.)

On a serious note:  As long as New Zealand and US intelligence are cooperating closely, there is no risk of a cold war or invasion.  In other words, there is what is reported in the newspapers for public consumption and there is what is going on in the background that really matters.  
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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 8:26am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

no panic.. should be about a meter and it's the middle of the night.

let's wait for daylight and some local reporting. 


Tsunami threat passes, evacuees can return home.

 

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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 8:10am

 Ohmsen wrote: 
no panic.. should be about a meter and it's the middle of the night.

let's wait for daylight and some local reporting. 
Ohmsen

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Posted: Mar 4, 2021 - 8:08am

Tsunami Warning in effect for all NZ shores, due to strong quake off North Island!


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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 8:30pm



 westslope wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 R_P wrote:

And still no U.S. invasion...

 

No oil in New Zealand.
 

More likely there are simply not enough brown and black folks in New Zealand requiring a firm civilizing hand.
 
Lolol
Oh well...
haresfur

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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 8:09pm



 R_P wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
And still no U.S. invasion...

 
Won't happen. New Zealand has many doomsday properties for the uber-rich and the Americans wouldn't do anything to jeopardize their safe-haven. 

westslope

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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 2:18pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 R_P wrote:

And still no U.S. invasion...

 

No oil in New Zealand.
 

More likely there are simply not enough brown and black folks in New Zealand requiring a firm civilizing hand.
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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 8:14am



 R_P wrote:

And still no U.S. invasion...

 

No oil in New Zealand.
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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 7:57am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
And still no U.S. invasion...
westslope

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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 7:21am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Anyone needing some eye-candy and reading material during the lock-down could do worse than this series from New Zealand Geographic
 
Just caught up.  Stunning photos; interesting subjects.   Thanks.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 7:12am

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 11:55pm

 jahgirl8 wrote:
this POTUS is actively working against all terrorists, no matter their party.
 
yeah, right.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 2:44pm

this POTUS is actively working against all terrorists, no matter their party.

 westslope wrote:
Not so long ago, President Trump was painting Islam as posing an existential threat to the West.   

Lots of people have died in Europe and now New Zealand, thanks to American us versus them rhetoric.  Thanks to the US embassy now sitting in illegally annexed Jerusalem, Americans will also die.

Hopefully the Kill Ratios will satisfy most Americans including ethnic-cleansing , terrorist Democrats.  



 R_P wrote:
New Zealand mosque attacks suspect praised Trump in manifesto
Suspected gunman behind the Christchurch rampage dubbed the US president 'a symbol of renewed white identity'.

 


 


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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 2:21pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Anyone needing some eye-candy and reading material during the lock-down could do worse than this series from New Zealand Geographic
 
Oooh, thanks! I'm sharing that elsewhere.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 2:02pm

 miamizsun wrote:


 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Anyone needing some eye-candy and reading material during the lock-down could do worse than this series from New Zealand Geographic
 

isn't there like some kelp beds in the south where people go down in special cages and see some of the largest great whites on earth?
 
Never heard of any shark tourism in New Zealand, but we do have great whites.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 1:59pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Anyone needing some eye-candy and reading material during the lock-down could do worse than this series from New Zealand Geographic
 

isn't there like some kelp beds in the south where people go down in special cages and see some of the largest great whites on earth?
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