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Archive for October, 2019

Daily review 22/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 22nd, 2019 - 73 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 …

Zero Carbon Bill reported back

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, October 22nd, 2019 - 18 comments

The Zero Carbon Bill has been reported back largely unchanged.  But National has a series of talking points that suggest it will not cooperate with the passage of the bill into law.

The fast death of broadcast free to air TV

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, October 22nd, 2019 - 37 comments

That free-to-air TV are getting creamed doesn’t surprise me. TV3 is essentially being given away (or closed). Blame the broadcast model, the pain of noisy advertising and the rush to bottom in taste by chasing the few remaining people who won’t change the habits of a lifetime. What does surprise me is just how fast it is changing.

 

Open mike 22/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 22nd, 2019 - 38 comments

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Daily review 18/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 21st, 2019 - 4 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 …

NZ First Youth drags party screaming and kicking into 20th century

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, October 21st, 2019 - 24 comments

At New Zealand First’s weekend conference the party’s youth wing has forced the party to rethink its ultra conservative view on pill testing services being offered at festivals.

It is a matter of trust. Few trust Boris.

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, October 21st, 2019 - 13 comments

As a direct result of the lack of trust by a majority of parliamentarians about how committed Boris supporters are to the process of parliament. They want to see the details of the legislation, debate and pass it before the actual Brexit. Details are the job of MPs.

Open mike 21/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 21st, 2019 - 42 comments

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Open mike 20/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 20th, 2019 - 164 comments

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How To Get There 20/10/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 20th, 2019 - 56 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.  

Open mike 19/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 19th, 2019 - 86 comments

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Daily review 18/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 pm, October 18th, 2019 - 7 comments

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Reality kicks in for US trolls.

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, October 18th, 2019 - 17 comments

It has been an interesting few days looking at political reality kicking in on politics and the net in the UK and the US. The first story I read yesterday was in the US, about one of the lying dimwitted conspiracy nutcases who claimed that the 2012 Sandy Nook school massacre never happened, but was […]

Why unions won’t give up on Fair Pay Agreements

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, October 18th, 2019 - 40 comments

The CTU has launched a campaign to raise awareness about a discussion paper released by the Government on fair pay agreements amongst media comment that government support may not be secure.

Open mike 18/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 18th, 2019 - 130 comments

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Brexit built on lies – still suffering.

Written By: - Date published: 5:16 am, October 18th, 2019 - 45 comments

In the UK, Boris Johnson has just had a rather nasty setback in trying to get support for his Brexit package. It looks remarkably like the last one – which failed three times in parliament. It looks like the clone with tweaks will fail again.

Daily review 17/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 17th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Australia gets tough on climate change activists

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, October 17th, 2019 - 22 comments

Following on from Weka’s post yesterday concerning attacks on the right to protest in the United Kingdom, Australia has also shown a concerning tendency to attack and undermine that most important of rights.

Open mike 17/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 17th, 2019 - 153 comments

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Daily review 16/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 16th, 2019 - 27 comments

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“Extinction Rebellion blanket ban chilling and unlawful”

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 16th, 2019 - 74 comments

Amnesty International condemn police blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London.

Open mike 16/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 16th, 2019 - 102 comments

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Daily review 15/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:55 pm, October 15th, 2019 - 16 comments

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Burning down the house

Written By: - Date published: 5:03 pm, October 15th, 2019 - 28 comments

Why is it that conservative politicians throughout the world engage in rhetorical attacks on laws that in many situations actually serve important purposes?

Later climate change deniers

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, October 15th, 2019 - 73 comments

The recent local government elections resulted in a number of people committed to addressing climate change being elected. And an apparent thinning of those who think that it is a hoax.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, October 15th, 2019 - 19 comments

Keep it seemly …

Open mike 15/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 15th, 2019 - 105 comments

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One News Colmar Brunton Poll Oct 2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, October 14th, 2019 - 121 comments

The October TV One/Colmar Brunton poll is out. Like yesterday’s devastating TV3 poll result showing National not waving, but drowning, today’s poll confirms that NZ is still heading toward an historic Labour/Green Government, despite the Tories flirting with numbers in the high fifties.

UPDATE: Some weirdness with the numbers: they add up to 101% and 47% does not actually give National 60 seats, so the ‘Poll Says National Can Govern’ headlines are a wee bit optimistic.  TRP.

Daily review 14/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 14th, 2019 - 10 comments

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Online voting – no. Try polling booths

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, October 14th, 2019 - 42 comments

Amid calls to install online voting from the technologically illiterate who are appear to be unaware of the risks, there is clear disagreement from those who do know the risks. Politicians should listen to them. While postal voting is an expensive and failing system, online voting as a system is certain to be way worse. 

Newshub: poll shows Labour/Green could govern alone

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 14th, 2019 - 73 comments

Is less spin and more analysis too much to ask?

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