Archive for September, 2019

Daily review 30/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:47 pm, September 30th, 2019 - 13 comments

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Parliamentary TV – should we shut it?

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, September 30th, 2019 - 51 comments

Occasionally, this site puts up a video from parliament. Probably happens a few times per month at best.  Not a whole lot of interest. It is put up for the public to observe parliament when required. While it’d be fun to make clips mocking National politicians – why should the public pay to provide feedstock for juveniles to do that? Either have and follow the simple rules similar to every other content provider or shut down parliamentary TV.

The Government’s Economic Development Plan

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, September 30th, 2019 - 15 comments

Last week the government launched its Economic Development Plan, arguably late but with lots of useful initiatives.

Open mike 30/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 30th, 2019 - 96 comments

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Fonterra, again

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, September 29th, 2019 - 24 comments

Why New Zealand – and its government – need to engage much harder about Fonterra.

Open mike 29/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 29th, 2019 - 70 comments

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How To Get There 29/9/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 29th, 2019 - 26 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.  

Another world is possible

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 28th, 2019 - 55 comments

Yesterday’s New Zealand Climate Strike numbers reached a tipping point of climate action going mainstream.

Still not sure what anything National says means?

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 28th, 2019 - 13 comments

Gerry Brownlee clarifies.

Open mike 28/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 28th, 2019 - 68 comments

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Daily review 27/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2019 - 18 comments

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Battery power gets way more interesting

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, September 27th, 2019 - 35 comments

Anyone who has been around tech for the last couple of decades will be aware of the liberating and industry disruptive effect of batteries. This caught my attention – “Tesla May Have Invented a Million-Mile Electric Car Battery”. It was well worth the read.

National’s faux outrage

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, September 27th, 2019 - 33 comments

The National Party has described as “censorship at the extreme” a rule in Parliament’s standing orders the latest version of which was enacted under the last National Government. Updated with Simon Bridges opposing the relaxation of the rule in 2017

Strike for Climate today

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, September 27th, 2019 - 55 comments

Countrywide events for today’s Strike for Climate.

Local government: who to vote for?

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, September 27th, 2019 - 1 comment

Resources for progressive voters, on candidates in the 2019 local body elections.

Open mike 27/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 27th, 2019 - 32 comments

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Daily review 26/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2019 - 31 comments

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How to vote in STV

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, September 26th, 2019 - 21 comments

An example Single Transferable Vote ballot

It’s local voting time again, and more councils are using STV- while the Electoral Commission will tell you how to rank candidates, they won’t tell you how to vote effectively. Should you leave candidates off your list if you know what relative order they would go in?

Unrelentingly negative

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, September 26th, 2019 - 29 comments

National has chosen to attack Jacinda Ardern on her trip to New York for doing too much and not enough at the same time.  It seems to be a pattern.

Civilian offers a bleak look at our future.

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, September 26th, 2019 - 13 comments

The Civilian ‘reports’ in “Trump repeatedly asked Ardern if New Zealand gives asylum very often”. Oh shit! We need to reverse National’s large donation policy and proactively and preemptively pass a law against bolthole refugees.

The Greens on the need for rental law changes

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, September 26th, 2019 - 11 comments

Marama Davidson: renting has to be a valid way of life.

Robot creep

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, September 26th, 2019 - 23 comments

Tech is cute, right?

Open mike 26/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 26th, 2019 - 65 comments

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Daily review 25/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 25th, 2019 - 8 comments

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Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN Climate Action Summit: “This is all wrong”

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, September 25th, 2019 - 7 comments

“How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just ‘business as usual’ and some technical solutions?”

Open mike 25/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 25th, 2019 - 196 comments

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BoJo cornered

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 am, September 25th, 2019 - 75 comments

Lady Hale and the UK Supreme Court have torpedoed Boris Johnson’s cunning plan to prorogue Parliament. His request to the Queen was “unlawful, void, and of no effect.” Her Maj will not be pleased. Johnson is now boxed in – ask for an extension to Brexit, or resign.

 

Daily review 24/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 24th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Fairy tales of eternal economic growth

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, September 24th, 2019 - 67 comments

Greta Thunberg has spoken at the UN Climate Change summit and has warned the world that it is stealing the dreams and hopes of young people through its failure to address climate change.

Climate choices

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, September 24th, 2019 - 16 comments

There’s good news and there’s bad news in the landmark United in Science report.

Open mike 24/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 24th, 2019 - 80 comments

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