Archive for February, 2018

Fletcher Chair resigns but directors retain huge fees despite staggering loss

Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 123 comments

Fletcher announces more huge losses but directors still laughing all the way to the bank

Then there were three

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 39 comments

Amy Adams has announced that she will also be seeking the leader’s position of the National Party.

No Bridges Bridges announces he will seek National leadership

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 20 comments

Simon Bridges has announced that he too will be seeking the National Party leadership.

Where’s my share?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, February 14th, 2018 - 35 comments

Had anyone with a job (other than the top 2 tiers of management) had a wage increase higher than inflation recently?

Crusher wants to crush

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, February 14th, 2018 - 90 comments

Judith Collins has announced that she is running for National’s Parliamentary leadership.

Who will be National’s next leader?

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, February 14th, 2018 - 77 comments

Following Bill English’s resignation the question is who will be National’s next leaders.  The Standard authors have put their heads together and come up with some suggestions.

Nationwide public meetings: TPPA-11 update, and what we can do

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 14th, 2018 - 27 comments

Auckland 12 Feb – Wellington 14 Feb – Nelson 20 Feb – Christchurch 21 Feb – Dunedin 22 Feb

Open Mike 14/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 14th, 2018 - 199 comments

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Daily Review 13/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:35 pm, February 13th, 2018 - 53 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 …

Help for Tonga

Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, February 13th, 2018 - 10 comments

Cyclone Gita has caused devastation across the Tongan islands, and is being called the worst storm in at least 60 years.

Bill is gone. Free for all spectator time

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, February 13th, 2018 - 353 comments

Bill English has resigned. Apparently his confidence of last week had a limited lifespan. RNZ has the live feed. Now we can really speculate on which one of the no-hopers will assume the position to fail at the next election.

Stop Using the ‘F’ Word.

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 13th, 2018 - 41 comments

Because words matter.

Open Mike 13/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 13th, 2018 - 186 comments

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Knighthood Interrupted, and the curious case of New Zealand Defamation Law

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 pm, February 12th, 2018 - 119 comments

Bob Jones is now suing the woman that wants to strip him of his Knighthood over her use of the term “hate speech.” Can we think about perhaps stopping this litigiousness now?

Daily Review 12/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 12th, 2018 - 57 comments

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Beg packing

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, February 12th, 2018 - 50 comments

Two people playing at being poor as part of a sociopolitical stance on economics has angered many New Zealanders.

A storm is coming

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, February 12th, 2018 - 65 comments

A big storm is set to hit Auckland next week. And it won’t be the last.

Was the political hit on Chris Bishop an inside job?

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, February 12th, 2018 - 155 comments

The disclosure of Chris Bishop’s snapchat engagement with young teenage females raises the question of who leaked the information to the media and why.

Open Mike 12/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 12th, 2018 - 192 comments

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Chris Bishop’s use of snapchat causes problems

Written By: - Date published: 2:51 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 153 comments

The Sunday Star Times has reported that complaints were made before the last election about Chris Bishop’s Snapchat messaging to teenagers.

Bio-fuels.

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 35 comments

Biofuels and fossil. The difference?

The problem with Charter Schools

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 296 comments

The Government is moving to stop the creation of new charter schools and require existing charter schools to integrate with the public system.

The Housing Crisis.

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, February 11th, 2018 - 154 comments

Can politics deliver?

Open Mike 11/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 11th, 2018 - 189 comments

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Doofus of the week

Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, February 10th, 2018 - 100 comments

Doofus of the week is Bob Jones for spouting racist nonsense that would have been embarrassing in the 1960s let alone now.

Open Mike 10/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 10th, 2018 - 281 comments

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Fonterra a failure in concept and in practice

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 109 comments

New Zealanders 17 years ago accepted the idea of a national dairy monopoly on the condition it would deliver outstanding returns. The cost has been high — filthy and unswimmable rivers. Now it turns out the result has been a financial fiasco – the whole thing is literally bullshit, or more correctly, cowshit.

Daily Review 09/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:31 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 47 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 80 comments

Fonterra and Fletcher Building

Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 52 comments

New Zealand only has two businesses of world-competitive scale that are also majority owned by New Zealanders: Fonterra, and Fletcher Building.  And they appear to have lost their way and put much of their value and our wellbeing at risk.

Sticking with Bill is the right move for National

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, February 9th, 2018 - 15 comments

National knows what to expect with Bill.

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