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  1. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    several things here, hes in remand not jail. hes in remand because hes disobedient and cannot be trusted to be released back into the community. remember this is his third arrest for the same thing....
  2. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    i'm not fussed about religion, your free to worship whoever or whatever you like. to me whats more important is people actions.

    however while life on this planet is complicated, its actually not...
  3. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    hes been held in remaned which is a lot nicer than prison. old trick for crims is to drag out the case so they stay in remand which counts as time served.
  4. Thread: House Prices

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    Re: House Prices

    mum/dad buying/selling the family home for profit is not taxed. thats why we have such a big culture of earning money from our homes. people complain about "investors" but mum/dad is the biggest...
  5. Thread: House Prices

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    Re: House Prices

    +1

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_property_bubble
  6. Thread: House Prices

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    i would be happy with no or small CGT on everything else and huge CGT on ALL houses.
    if people can't make money off 2nd hand homes then they will put their money in other investments. it would slow...
  7. Thread: House Prices

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    no govt will fix it while kiwis are riding the gravy train. any govt that attempts it to fix it properly will get booted out.
    odds are its going to take it crashing and burning before kiwis will let...
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    Re: House Prices

    :thumbs:
    i'm not complaining about anyone, whats done is done. i'm more interested in how do we stop this problem from happening again.
    i highly agree about schools and financial skills. in a lot...
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    those who have to sell for whatever reason are often the losers in the deal.
    jobs go, family reasons etc. otherwise if you can sit and wait out the rough times then you can cash in on the good...
  10. Thread: House Prices

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    thats why i said "sort of true".
    while your buying the next house in the same market you have already made the profit off the last one. plus you get to sit in the new house and wait for prices to...
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    sort of true. catch is you often don't buy in the same market, like heuybot3000 originally bought in a cheaper market than when he sold later on, and had a rather nice gain on that.
    which is exactly...
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    not trying to knock anyone who has done it, it is what it is.

    however what would happen if someone sprinkled fairy dust and waived a magic wand, and that meant you could only sell for what you...
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    not trying to knock ya, but thats an example of the housing market at work and why it really needs to change.
    the problem is everyone does that. eg if councils add extra cost to a new home, people...
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    i actually looked at buying one here. the houses had almost zero maintenance done to it since they where built in the 80's, and was leaking badly. they still had the original window seals (window to...
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    Re: House Prices

    immigration is only a small part of it. prices didn't go down when more kiwis where leaving than people coming in.

    the base cause is simply its a major earner for kiwis to buy/sell the family...
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    Re: Stressful time of year

    covid brains.
    its been happening a fair bit for the last year.
    worse now for us being rural because its busy time of year. plus all the townies who have left their brains behind when they go on...
  17. Thread: House Prices

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    Re: House Prices

    sorry but no.
    one issue is that house prices have risen far greater than income. i would have to go find it but its something like houses are now double or triple the amount it used to be compared...
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    Re: Booster Adventure

    +4

    also as far as anti-vaxxers claiming omicron won't hurt you so why bother, covid hospitalisation rates are going up steeply. i see aussie now has more in hospital from covid than ever before....
  19. Thread: House Prices

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    Re: House Prices

    unless forced to.
    interest rise to much, cost of living goes up to much etc.



    actually there is a lot who benefit. many generations of kiwis have benefited greatly from it.
    that of course is...
  20. Thread: House Prices

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    thats just it.
    guys at work will be lucky if they ever will own anything.
    even myself, i got a bit lucky and got a cheap house before it went completely stupid. i don't think i could afford to buy...
  21. Thread: House Prices

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    yeah its insane.
    they say the most important thing in money is understanding compounding interest.
    what they don't say is the 2nd most important thing is being able to sit on an asset and force...
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    Re: Residential wifi with cat5 backbone

    use a PoE AP and PoW router (or injector).
    it puts power down the cat 5 and runs the AP off that. as long as all the gear is PoE capable.
    if your router is not provide PoE then you can get...
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    Re: How hot is it where you are?

    not that hot up north here. i see metservice etc say around 25.
    tho big thing is the humidity.

    tho i'm inside. aircon on otherwise house would be 30+.
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    Re: 2021 is almost gone ...

    the vaccine doesn't stop the spread 100%. in the lab its about 70% effective against delta (assuming you get enough vaccinated), in real world info from oz etc shows around 50%.
    hence you still need...
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    Re: 2021 is almost gone ...

    sorry but vaccination only does half the job. we still need social measures to do the other half. its the combo of both that makes it work (which is why delta infection rate is has been going down)....
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