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Archive for May, 2019

Daily review 31/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 31st, 2019 - 5 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 …

Budget commentary

Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, May 31st, 2019 - 65 comments

Has New Zealand’s social media spent too much time on gocha politics and not enough on the substance of the wellbeing budget?

Open mike 31/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 31st, 2019 - 170 comments

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Daily review 30/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 30th, 2019 - 28 comments

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The Wellbeing budget

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, May 30th, 2019 - 169 comments

So what is in the Wellbeing budget and what do you think about it?

The Treasury website hack that wasn’t

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 30th, 2019 - 168 comments

The police has confirmed that a poorly secured website partially searchable through Treasury’s website’s search function was the cause of the release of sensitive budget information.

Same old dirty National

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 30th, 2019 - 179 comments

National is still embedded in Dirty Politics.

Open mike 30/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 30th, 2019 - 116 comments

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Daily review 29/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 29th, 2019 - 57 comments

Cyber attack

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Whale Oil – the book

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, May 29th, 2019 - 15 comments

Whale Oil by Margie Thomson is about the Blomfield vs Slater case. Lost by Cameron Slater because after 7 years of trying to delay it, he was unable to mount a credible defense before a judge. But there is a lot of detail behind that that is worrying in an internet age..

Who did the Treasury Hack?

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, May 29th, 2019 - 292 comments

New Zealand Treasury head Gabriel Makhlouf has said that Treasury’s website was attacked 2000 times in 48 hours.

Open mike 29/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 29th, 2019 - 60 comments

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Simon Bridges – criminal receiver

Written By: - Date published: 11:48 pm, May 28th, 2019 - 216 comments

You have to wonder about what kind of law Simon Bridges, a former criminal prosecutor, actually practiced. Because given the events of today – it seems questionable if he understands the legal basis of our criminal laws about computers. Do we really want someone so incompetent at his chosen profession before entering politics (or have a criminal receiver of stolen goods) to run this country? 

 

Daily review 28/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 28th, 2019 - 65 comments

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The false left anti road narrative

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, May 28th, 2019 - 26 comments

Shane Te Pou has claimed that the Government is anti road and pro bike lane and light rail.  But a look at the Government’s spending priorities suggests that roads still dominate.

Open mike 28/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 28th, 2019 - 188 comments

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Daily review 27/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 27th, 2019 - 76 comments

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Will National do a deal with the Coalition NZ Party?

Written By: - Date published: 4:11 pm, May 27th, 2019 - 36 comments

Simon Bridges has refused to rule out doing a deal with Destiny Church’s Coalition New Zealand Party.

Bridges’ dodgy crime statistics

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, May 27th, 2019 - 26 comments

Simon Bridges is trumpeting some figures he has received from the Government as evidence that crime rates are increasing.  But there is a slight problem.  Police figures show that the number of reported offences is decreasing.

Open mike 27/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 27th, 2019 - 262 comments

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Open mike 26/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 26th, 2019 - 238 comments

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How To Get There 26/5/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 26th, 2019 - 36 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Mayhem in the UK

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, May 25th, 2019 - 68 comments

Theresa May has announced that she is to stand down as UK Prime Minister.

EU elections

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 25th, 2019 - 20 comments

The results of the European parliament elections are due.  It’s the first election they’ve had since the refugee crisis, the Brexit referendum, and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.   There’s a reasonably high chance that the far right are going to increase their share of this Parliament.

Open mike 25/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 25th, 2019 - 287 comments

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Daily review 24/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 24th, 2019 - 9 comments

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Religion and the threshold

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, May 24th, 2019 - 59 comments

It has been pretty boring watching the coverage of religious conservatives trying to present a meaningful political presence for the next election. Haven’t the NZ Herald’s puff piece journalists ever read about the history of religious parties in this “no religion” state? They’re fractional parties incapable of getting to 5% without assistance, and they don’t grow the vote for the right.

Labour to relax fiscal responsibility rules

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, May 24th, 2019 - 72 comments

Grant Robertson has announced there will be a relaxing of the fiscal responsibility rules, although not until after the next election.

Open mike 24/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 24th, 2019 - 151 comments

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Daily review 23/05/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 23rd, 2019 - 70 comments

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Run Brian Run

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 23rd, 2019 - 103 comments

Brian Tamaki, recent victim of self/God?-inflicted burns. Don't be like Brian.

Brian Tamaki is set to announce the launch of a new political party today.

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