Archive for October, 2016

Daily Review 31/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2016 - 11 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 …

Through the Looking Glass.

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, October 31st, 2016 - 15 comments

The culture being addressed will be familiar enough to many here in NZ who deal with Work and Income. Government strategies to address that culture? Well, that’s another story. This isn’t just happening half a world away. It might as well be happening in another universe – back on the sane side of some looking glass NZ has fallen through.

100% Pure

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, October 31st, 2016 - 12 comments

A selection of tweets from this morning. You may detect a theme.

Conservative, honky males in suits

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, October 31st, 2016 - 22 comments

As a government National is no friend to women, and as a party National has structural problems with selecting and supporting women. Stacey Kirk in the SST writes on National’s lack of female depth.

Labour’s Auckland light rail announcement

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, October 31st, 2016 - 87 comments

National is criticising Labour for releasing policy during an election campaign.

Open Mike 31/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 31st, 2016 - 104 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

US Election Discussion Post 31/10/16

Written By: - Date published: 5:55 am, October 31st, 2016 - 131 comments

Today’s post for all random comments and links on the US election.

Labour wants light rail for Auckland!

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, October 30th, 2016 - 58 comments

Andrew Little has just announced that Labour in Government will accelerate the implementation of light rail in the Auckland Istmus.

Workers’ rights – the Uber ruling

Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, October 30th, 2016 - 34 comments

Recent decision in the UK is a victory for workers and their rights.

Follow the money

Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, October 30th, 2016 - 30 comments

Phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act is due to come into force soon and will require lawyers, accountants and other professionals to verify the source of client funds.  This will give the Government increased power to monitor capital flows.  What will they discover?

Sunday Poetry

Written By: - Date published: 7:37 am, October 30th, 2016 - 16 comments

Slam, Tourettes and Sam, Le Guin as a man.

The Essential Forest-Gardener – where to start

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 30th, 2016 - 12 comments

Robert Guyton continues his series on life in a Riverton Food Forest.

Open Mike 30/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 30th, 2016 - 95 comments

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For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Marine reserves and marine disasters

Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, October 29th, 2016 - 6 comments

Credit where it is due for the success of the Ross Sea marine reserve. Now how about action where it is needed in our own waters?

The Dreamworld tragedy is a perfect metaphor for a failing system

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 29th, 2016 - 71 comments

The loss of four lives at the Dreamworld fun park in the Gold Coast suggests that the corporate greed is good mantra is not working as well as we should expect.

Rigged

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 29th, 2016 - 97 comments

Maybe Donald Trump’s claims that the election results are going to be rigged deserve more consideration.

Open Mike 29/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 29th, 2016 - 66 comments

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US Election Discussion Post weekend edition 29/10/16

Written By: - Date published: 5:14 am, October 29th, 2016 - 148 comments

The weekend post for all random comments and links on the US election.

Daily Review 28/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 28th, 2016 - 27 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 …

Hosking’s party political broadcasts

Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, October 28th, 2016 - 75 comments

Hosking’s pro-Nat rants have been compared to “state TV in China” and “Fox News-style comment”.

Spinning Key’s India fail

Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, October 28th, 2016 - 35 comments

Key’s India trip started off going nowhere fast, and ended up the same way. Gotta love the spin though.

Michael Moore: why blowing up the system and voting for Trump will feel good

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, October 28th, 2016 - 182 comments

Trump is the “human molotov cocktail” that many Americans have been waiting for.

Tax-cuts or… Education

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, October 28th, 2016 - 6 comments

National’s dangling tax cuts, but there are far more important things to be spending public money on.  Today: Education.

Farewell Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 28th, 2016 - 15 comments

Updated with video of the service. Details of the memorial service celebrating Helen Kelly’s life scheduled for today.

Open Mike 28/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2016 - 142 comments

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For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

US Election Discussion Post 28/10/16

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 am, October 28th, 2016 - 21 comments

Today’s post for all random comments and links on the US election.

Daily Review 27/10/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 25 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 …

ISIS Crisis

Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 84 comments

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.

Bennett is PM. We are doomed …

Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 25 comments

Paula Bennett is currently acting Prime Minister.

Fabian Event – 5th Labour Government – 30 October Auckland 1pm

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, October 27th, 2016 - 4 comments

All are warmly invited to hear Sir Michael Cullen, Hon Margaret Wilson, Hon David Parker, Mike Williams, and Dot Kettle reflect on the experiences of Helen Clark-led three-term Labour government – its achievements and its legacy and discuss its lessons for the future. Sunday 30 October 1pm-5pm Owen Glenn Centre, Auckland University, Grafton Road. Please register here.

Police launch moral crusade against old people

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, October 27th, 2016 - 65 comments

Police subjected a group of elderly people attending a meeting on assisted dying to random breath tests so that they could collect the identities of each person who attended.

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