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Archive for September, 2015

Daily Review 25/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 45 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Green Politics

Written By: - Date published: 5:19 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 205 comments

Think the Green Party have just sold out and will do a deal with National next election? Think again…

AgResearch cuts include greenhouse gas research – of course

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 29 comments

Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness.

NOx-ious shit all around.

Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, September 25th, 2015 - 109 comments

Been trying to get my head around the implications of Volkswagen’s rigged diesel performance tests. Predictably, and unlike most stories covering this, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse for the financial woes the company might be facing.

The political machinations of the flag debate

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, September 25th, 2015 - 276 comments

The Green’s agreement with National to allow for Red Peak to be a referendum candidate potentially helps John Key out of a major difficulty and raises issues about the state of the Labour-Green relationship.

Welcome returns

Written By: - Date published: 6:42 am, September 25th, 2015 - 7 comments

Great to see two much needed voices back on line, Dita de Boni now writing for TVNZ, and John Campbell doing what he does best for RNZ. (Update with Andrea Vance’s more to TVNZ).

Open mike 25/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2015 - 57 comments

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Daily Review 24/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:13 pm, September 24th, 2015 - 83 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

OIA on Zero Hours reveals just what an attack on workers it is.

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, September 24th, 2015 - 53 comments

We have the documents leading up to the what can only be described as a dreadful piece of law legalising employment agreements which tie workers to an employer without any of the reciprocity of guaranteed hours of work.  At a time like now – where work in this country is so badly paid, with so little protection – we get this.

Auckland Council Mayoral candidates – Mark Thomas

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 24th, 2015 - 21 comments

Mark Thomas who has close ties with the National Party has announced that he is going to run for the Auckland Mayoralty next year.

Government by Twitter

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 24th, 2015 - 66 comments

We have passed an interesting milestone in the evolution of NZ politics. Key’s poll-driven pandering has just been taken to the next level. Political / media dinosaurs will never be able to dismiss “The Twitterati” again.

Open mike 24/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 24th, 2015 - 122 comments

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Daily Review 23/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, September 23rd, 2015 - 28 comments

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Flagging a dead horse

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, September 23rd, 2015 - 213 comments

Gareth Morgan pulls no punches on the flag fiasco, and a breaking story on the Greens’ move to add Red Peak.

Paula Bennett’s loopy rules do not actually exist

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 26 comments

The Government has admitted that at least some of the loopy rules mentioned by Paula Bennett in support of the Loopy Rules review do not actually exist.

Increase productivity. Make builders subject to criminal charges.

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 97 comments

Nick Smith is being his usual dickhead self again suggesting that self-certifying electricians, directly subject to criminal prosecution, are the same as self-certifying builders who do not. The Government’s rules reduction taskforce is repeating the same mantras from the 1990s that lead directly to the destruction of productivity by National’s policies to create leaky buildings.

Folding on the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 39 comments

As last ditch efforts to pass the TPP continue, Key is softening us up to sign a bad deal. Coincidentally, two articles yesterday highlight the risks to NZ.

Open mike 23/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 22 comments

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Daily Review 22/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, September 22nd, 2015 - 13 comments

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Pandas for everyone

Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, September 22nd, 2015 - 56 comments

John Key is trying to divert attention away from the numerous problems the country is facing by talking about pandas.

Let Ioane Stay

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, September 22nd, 2015 - 35 comments

Ioane Teitiota lives with his family in New Zealand, he works in New Zealand and his children were born in New Zealand but he does not have residence in New Zealand.  The Government wants him to return to Kiribati even though that Island is suffering from climate change. Updated with comment from John Key.

Is this what Key meant by investing in research?

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 22nd, 2015 - 32 comments

Yesterday Key listed, among the “achievements” of his government for this term: “investing in … research and development”. Was this an example of what he had in mind?

Housing Corp’s privatisation by stealth

Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, September 22nd, 2015 - 15 comments

One News has discovered that over the past five years Housing Corporation has divested itself of 2,472 houses at the same time that the need for social housing has escalated.

Open mike 22/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 22nd, 2015 - 234 comments

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Daily Review 21/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, September 21st, 2015 - 18 comments

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Cameron’s political pork

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, September 21st, 2015 - 102 comments

David Cameron is having a bad day. A very bad day.

The flag poll

Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, September 21st, 2015 - 90 comments

OK I confess I’m only writing this post because the chance to use that title tickled my fancy. But anyway – almost 70% of us oppose changing the flag.

Fact checking Key on government performance

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 21st, 2015 - 22 comments

A year after the last election John Key lists his government’s achievements. It’s a pretty desperate effort.

Open mike 21/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 21st, 2015 - 50 comments

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Briefing Papers (AUT)

Written By: - Date published: 12:09 pm, September 20th, 2015 - 5 comments

As our media becomes increasingly shallow, you might be looking for some solid content reading on a quiet Sunday. Check out Briefing Papers from AUT.

Twelve long months

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, September 20th, 2015 - 103 comments

Twelve months on from the last election and that brighter future we were promised has not happened.

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