Archive for May, 2018

Daily Review 31/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, May 31st, 2018 - 34 comments

aily 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 …

National tags parody account in Northcote by election tweet

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 31st, 2018 - 6 comments

The difference between running a professional well organised campaign and a chaotic shambles can be slight.

National’s strategy on the Housing Corp P fiasco

Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, May 31st, 2018 - 83 comments

National is all over the place in its response to Peter Gluckman’s Housing Corp methamphetamine report with three different justifications being provided by three different senior MPs.

Open Mike 31/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 31st, 2018 - 138 comments

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Daily Review 30/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 30th, 2018 - 8 comments

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Where the f*ck is Simon Bridges?

Written By: - Date published: 4:52 pm, May 30th, 2018 - 9 comments

An ongoing series where we try to work out what social media strategy Simon Bridges is following.

Strange Democracy.

Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, May 30th, 2018 - 30 comments

Quietly mulling on the difference between foreign interference (malign) and influence (benign).

Gluckman: Methamphetamine policy was a crock

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, May 30th, 2018 - 80 comments

The Prime Minister’s chief science adviser Peter Gluckman has described the previous Government’s policy on methamphetamine in Housing Corp houses as hysterical and concluded that there has never been a documented case of someone getting sick from third-hand exposure to methamphetamine.

Open Mike 30/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 30th, 2018 - 135 comments

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Daily Review 29/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:39 pm, May 29th, 2018 - 23 comments

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Draining the swamp

Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, May 29th, 2018 - 32 comments

One Nation has made an appearance in Aotearoa New Zealand, complete with all the nuttiness of its Australian counterpart, some Donald Trump insanity and some support for the hard right in the United Kingdom.

Where the f*ck is Simon Bridges?

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, May 29th, 2018 - 18 comments

An ongoing series.

It’s Time for a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Dairy Farming

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, May 29th, 2018 - 166 comments

Not just, ‘we’ve got to make the good outweigh the bad’. I mean: why should dairy farming exist here?

Open Mike 29/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 29th, 2018 - 102 comments

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Pollwatch: Colmar Brunton 28/5/2018

Written By: - Date published: 7:38 pm, May 28th, 2018 - 59 comments

A chart of the expected outcome from this poll. Greens: 6, Labour: 55, National: 58, ACT: 1.

Hot on the heels of Reid Research, TVNZ has also been doing post-budget polling, and this one paints a bit of a different picture.

Daily Review 28/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, May 28th, 2018 - 78 comments

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Comrade Simon supports Nurses Strike

Written By: - Date published: 3:52 pm, May 28th, 2018 - 21 comments

For the first time possibly ever a National leader has supported the right of the rank and file to engage in industrial action to improve their living conditions.

Bridges copies Bill Clinton on abortion

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, May 28th, 2018 - 51 comments

Simon Bridges has appropriated phrasing used by Bill Clinton in describing his position on abortion but made his personal view even more restrictive.

Where the f*ck is Simon Bridges?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 28th, 2018 - 9 comments

An ongoing series.

Open Mike 28/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 28th, 2018 - 160 comments

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Pollwatch: Reid Research, 27/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 pm, May 27th, 2018 - 88 comments

The latest Newshub/Reid Research poll is out, and it continues to be less than stellar news for the opposition, but also for New Zealand First.

Autonomy.

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, May 27th, 2018 - 29 comments

So women in ‘half’ of an island have bodily autonomy.

Doofus of the week – May 27, 2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, May 27th, 2018 - 28 comments

Lots of competition this week with Katie Hopkins preferring to be called a racist to being described as being on drugs, Judith Collins for fronting the most naff scandals in the last decade, and Simon Bridges for going on tour to strange places.  But the real contest was between Paula Bennett and Gerry Brownlee …

Where the f*ck is Simon Bridges?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 27th, 2018 - 29 comments

An ongoing series.

Open Mike 27/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 27th, 2018 - 141 comments

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A belated congratulations

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, May 26th, 2018 - 22 comments

Post Immigration New Zealand Spreadsheet debacle, Ministers Curran and Shaw announce a stocktake and review of all government algorithms.

#twyfordaccusations

Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, May 26th, 2018 - 52 comments

The Twitter hashtag #twyfordaccusations has been set up to allow people to speculate on what other nefarious allegations will be made against Phil Twyford by Judith Collins.

Housing Band Aids

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, May 26th, 2018 - 54 comments

What lies behind the homelessness crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand? Is it a housing crisis or are the homeless to blame? If the problem is a housing crisis, why is there an assumption that the homeless themselves need extra services to secure and maintain rental housing?

Open Mike 26/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 26th, 2018 - 102 comments

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Daily Review 25/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 25th, 2018 - 47 comments

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Why is Mark Richardson such a Nimby and …?

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, May 25th, 2018 - 46 comments

Being a nimby is the least of Mark Richardson’s problems. His disguised hate speech is harmful to his victims and anyone else in need of help who are left feeling the shame imposed upon them by such careless dialogue.

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