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Archive for March, 2020

What about Climate Change then?

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, March 31st, 2020 - 26 comments

Shouldn’t this global shock from this COVID-19 virus make us all wake up to the power of collective global action on climate change?

Holding the Government to Account or Concern Trolling?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 31st, 2020 - 35 comments

When Opposition Spokespersons behave like concern trolls, we have a problem.

Open mike 31/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 31st, 2020 - 238 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, March 30th, 2020 - 22 comments

In the interests of Covid-19 bi partisanship keep it especially seemly.

CTU launches online tool for reporting bad employers

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, March 30th, 2020 - 27 comments

The Council of Trade Unions has launched an online tool allowing employees to log complaints against ill treatment by employers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

New Zealand Tourism after 2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 30th, 2020 - 48 comments

Post Covid-2019 what is going to happen to New Zealand’s tourism market?

Open mike 30/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 30th, 2020 - 129 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Please don’t have to bring out your dead.

Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, March 29th, 2020 - 45 comments

scene from monty python - bring out your dead - black plague and black humour

Anyone who has read even briefly into written human history is going to be aware that it is as much defined by our epidemics and pandemics as by any of our technical and societal achievements. This post is essentially a quick range over the history of pandemics and epidemics with links and some focus on COVID-19.

How this may play out

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, March 29th, 2020 - 212 comments

Developments on Covid-19 are happening at pace as we enter the make or break stage concerning the virus’s spread.

Open mike 29/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 29th, 2020 - 181 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

One Virus to Rule Them All

Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, March 28th, 2020 - 37 comments

Trying to make sense of what’s happening is mindboggling.

Open mike 28/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 28th, 2020 - 130 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

All of govt: 27th March

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, March 27th, 2020 - 16 comments

The daily briefing: All of Government COVID-19 National Response 27 March.

The Big Chill

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, March 27th, 2020 - 56 comments

A post for the duration: what’s inspiring us or helping us get through? Music, film, books, games, or just sharing what’s keeping us occupied as we hunker down.

No politics, no aggro, no politics.

Open mike 27/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 27th, 2020 - 166 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

We are all socialists now

Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, March 26th, 2020 - 131 comments

It seems that the pure free market approach is ill equipped to provide the world with the leadership and guidance it requires.

Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty to All Charges

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, March 26th, 2020 - 25 comments

In a shock move, the Christchurch terrorist has changed his plea. Why?

That eerie silence

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, March 26th, 2020 - 69 comments

Waking up this morning was a bit of an eerie feeling. The alarm went off as usual at 0700 (and the 0880 one just clicked over). Very little traffic noise. The quiet sound of the workstation and server fans was louder than the the remaining white noise from the traffic.

This post is here for you to share your first day under lock-down.

Open mike 26/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 26th, 2020 - 131 comments

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Bullet Train Wreck

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 pm, March 25th, 2020 - 23 comments

New York Governor Cuomo was told CoVid-19 was like an approaching freight train. More like a bullet train was his response. Watching the White House daily briefing with Trump dominant it looks like a massive train wreck is on the way in the US.

Daily review 25/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 25th, 2020 - 143 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 …

Bye bye parliament for a while.

Written By: - Date published: 3:56 pm, March 25th, 2020 - 10 comments

Gotta love parliament – James Shaw “there are no fiscal conservatives in a foxhole”.

Anyway, parliament in the chamber will be going dark for a few months. So will parliamentary TV (but you can still get that live).

Have a look at the archives from today- there are some politicians who are on form..

Roll out the plans

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, March 25th, 2020 - 10 comments

Fairly soon every group and their dog are going to come out with recovery plans for New Zealand. First off the block – even before we went into lockdown – is the ten point plan from Infrastructure New Zealand.

Generational astrology

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 25th, 2020 - 25 comments

In the time of coronavirus, we can move from blame to connection.

UBI Now, Please

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, March 25th, 2020 - 75 comments

Universal Basic Income is on the Government’s Covid-19 survival agenda. NZ needs it now, and NZ will need it tomorrow too.

Open mike 25/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 25th, 2020 - 155 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 24/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:20 pm, March 24th, 2020 - 72 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 …

Open mike 24/03/2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 24th, 2020 - 131 comments

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This changes everything

Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, March 24th, 2020 - 182 comments

What will our future now look like?

Phasing into phase 4

Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, March 23rd, 2020 - 147 comments

Heading into phase three, moving into phase four 48 hours later. Here is the video briefing and the quick analysis.

Political campaigning in a Covid-19 world

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, March 23rd, 2020 - 15 comments

How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the 2020 election campaign, and are we looking at a postponement?

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