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    joybel

    That is shocking to read about those farmers who have chosen to die because of the mental torture of farming disarray and uncertainty. They live in isolation which is a problem and the fear of failure is so real in today’s farming world. The get the brunt of public complaints as well as the seeming indifference of Govt. So many Govt. run public needs are in financial need. The numbers being paid unemployment and a other various financial payments is just growing. Is there light at the end of the tunnel with so many receiving cash for little effort. Charity is a hand out these days and expected.

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    Anonymous

    Joybel  ,death by themselves is a destructive force,  for any work, either, brown black, or red.  One cannot cater or either wonder why, ours just to do or die!

    I haven’t seen Bryan on lately..hope he’s doing well.

    Take care you all, and brighter days to come…weather wise……not so much here!

     

     

     

    #1699608
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    supergold

    I feel sorry for anyone who intended travelling north out of Wellington yesterday and also for all the trucks held up north of Pukerua Bay from early yesterday morning until the early hours of this morning following the overturning of a chemical laden truck which spilled its chemicals all over the main highway.
    Both main highways SH1 and SH2 via the Remutakas had problems apparently.  😳

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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/porirua/107960545/truck-carrying-chemicals-crashes-north-of-wellington-closing-state-highway-1

     

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    supergold

    Crash-impacted truckies embraced by Kāpiti locals
    Luisa Girao
    20:58, Oct 19 2018

    Shannon Bulk Haulage truck driver Hayden Locke holding donuts provided by the Salvation Army during Friday’s State Highway 1 closure north of Wellington.

    Truck drivers stuck in a major log jam on State Highway 1 have been able to enjoy some Kāpiti Coast homegrown hospitality.

    The Pukerua Bay community has opened its heart – and its fridges – dishing up food for hungry motorists stuck since 3.45am Friday after a truck crash closed the main route all day Friday.

    With the highway between Paekākāriki and Plimmerton inaccessible as Fire and Emergency workers mopped up the debris, drivers turned off their engines and filled up their tummies instead.Pukerua Bay locals Damien and Esh Stairmand have been feeding truckies caught out by Friday’s truck crash and State Highway 1 road closure.
    Pukerua Bay’s local dairy parking space was transformed into a hub with music, where the drivers could rest, use the toilet and feast on a barbecue pulled together by the residents.

    Local couple Damien and Iesha Stairmand have pulled big hours in support, being on hand from 6am to cater for the drivers.

    A chemical spill after a truck overturned near Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, has closed SH1.
    Iesha started by serving up cups of hot tea and coffee for them, but once it became clear the road would be closed for hours, they decided a barbecue was in order.

    The couple also posted on Facebook asking locals for donations of food. By day’s end, they had received than 120 replies and had a table full of food to boot.

    Fire and Emergency workers at the scene of a truck crash on State Highway 1 which has caused major traffic disruption since early Friday morning.
    “It’s amazing. One of the drivers told me he works for 30 years on the roads, but never felt so embraced as today by the Pukerua Bay community.

    “The drivers wanted to pay us back, but it’s not about that. We are doing our part,” Iesha said.

    A little container was placed on the table and all the money collected was used to buy more supplies.

    The Salvation Army also provided food, coffee, and a portaloo for the truckies including Shannon Bulk Haulage truck driver Hayden Locke.

    Photos etc all in the link below….

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107993151/crashimpacted-truckies-embraced-by-kpiti-locals

     

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #1699618
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    Bryan

    I haven’t seen Bryan on lately..hope he’s doing well.

    Hi Jennifer, I’m still around but not firing in all cylinders at present and had a fairly bad day on Wednesday, starting to pull up my boot laces yesterday & today but still not the best, unfortunately. The main problem is I am at the end of the Lins as far as the medication goes what I’m on is the Max., on all of them. There is another problem in that as I am at the limit I “Will” do what I am able and not just sit down and wait to die! Because I believe that if one stops doing what one can do then you loose the ability to do others.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #1699619
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    lilith7

    Sounds entirely reasonable to me,Bryan. Pleased to hear that you’re on the mend now,all the same.

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    Bryan

    Thanks for the kind thoughts Lilith.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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    arandar

    Good luck Bryan, I reckon you’ve got a great attitude. Keep doing what you can, never give up, you never whine and complain, and you never seem to slag others either. Huge respect. ?

    Great stuff re the truck jam. Communities doing what communities do best.

    Am back on the couch for a while now. Been out since 0800. Will be out till 2100. Along with the rest of the Patrol and beach wardens. We’re having a 3 day police blitz on the beach trying to get the fools on their quads and trail bikes, unlicensed, unregistered, to stop speeding and ripping up the beach and our dunes.

    The dunes are all that’s keeping the sea and sand out of the village and we get spitting mad when the bikes and buggies start tearing them to bits.

    Arandar

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    don021

    I see Real Estate agents are up to new tricks, sticking sales ads inside rubbish bins. I have a very clear message on my letter box, NO JUNK MAIL, but these second hand house dealers seem unbable to read and their junk mail constantly is inside. I have noted who they are and when I come to sell my house they will not get a look-in at the contract.

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    Anonymous

    Great to hear from you Bry…..no embarrassment from going from a V8 to a V6 than even going to a….?  lol ….

    I completely agree with you Arandar on those ATV’s that absolutely destroy the terrain.  One only has to see it in the Pinelands of NJ (which is mostly sand).  They are coming on down them loud & clear for some years.  Same in Maine (probably others?) Mayby its good that the younger generation is into Techs? and not destroying the land to keep the parents quite????

    That’s the least of your problems Don here,with garbage mail……we have from windows, doors, roofs, gutters, pools, you name it, we have mail boxes shocka of advertising.  Probably because nobody buys papers any more?

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