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Archive for April, 2021

Daily review 13/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 13th, 2021 - 12 comments

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Donations trouble for Māori Party and National

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 13th, 2021 - 14 comments

The Electoral laws about donations are pretty clear.  Receive a donation over $30,000 and you should tell the Electoral Commission about the report within the next ten working days.  But the Maori Party and the National Party have both managed to recently breach this simple requirement.

Open mike 13/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 13th, 2021 - 116 comments

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Daily review 12/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 12th, 2021 - 23 comments

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A new lever on the standard model?

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, April 12th, 2021 - 9 comments

For me the most notable thing about the last week hasn’t been the repetitive and ill-informed braying from the opposition about covid-19. It has been about the announcement that Fermilab in the US has partially confirmed that there may be a wobble in the behaviour of muons. Definitely showing promise of a lever into the 1970s standard model of physics. Explaining this is likely to open new technologies and more subtle ways of working with our universe.

The politics of the Covid vaccination roll out

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, April 12th, 2021 - 84 comments

Poor National.  Faced with a Government response to Covid that has been superb it is reduced to criticising the Government for not rolling out the Covid vaccine quickly enough.

Open mike 12/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 12th, 2021 - 35 comments

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Sustainability and learning from forest gardening

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, April 11th, 2021 - 30 comments

The Guytons’ 25 year old food forest in Riverton is a showcase of sustainability practice and knowledge.

Open mike 11/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 11th, 2021 - 114 comments

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Well done John Edgar

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 10th, 2021 - 11 comments

I’d thought I’d take a moment to celebrate the life of John Edgar, who passed away a few days ago.

Open mike 10/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 10th, 2021 - 144 comments

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Daily review 09/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 9th, 2021 - 84 comments

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The Covid India issue

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, April 9th, 2021 - 29 comments

This is a desperately difficult issue. India is currently experiencing a surge in Covid cases.  And faced with the prospect of quarantine beds being overrun if current trends continue the Government has taken the step of banning people entering the country if they have been in India during the two weeks prior to travel.

Bridges is back?

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, April 9th, 2021 - 16 comments

Judith Collins has more reasons to be worried.  There is a rumour of a SImon Bridges-Chris Luxon leadership ticket potentially having a run for the leadership of the National Party.

Open mike 09/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 9th, 2021 - 61 comments

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Daily review 08/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 8th, 2021 - 13 comments

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Click bait frenzy

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, April 8th, 2021 - 69 comments

Media has been awash with discussion about Mike Hosking’s recent interaction with Jacinda Ardern.  She was invited onto his show, agreed to appear, was grilled on isolation facility beds, and gave responses.  End of story you would think.

Open mike 08/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 8th, 2021 - 101 comments

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Daily review 07/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 7th, 2021 - 24 comments

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Open mike 07/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 7th, 2021 - 116 comments

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Go well Kiri Allan

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, April 6th, 2021 - 10 comments

Kiri Allen has announced that she is receiving treatment for stage three cervical cancer.

Daily review 06/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 6th, 2021 - 19 comments

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Bubble bubble toil and trouble

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 am, April 6th, 2021 - 42 comments

An announcement on the Trans Tasman bubble is expected this afternoon.

Open mike 06/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 6th, 2021 - 93 comments

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The biggest grifter

Written By: - Date published: 12:21 pm, April 5th, 2021 - 17 comments

The New York Times is reporting that the Trump Campaign sucked in a whole lot of republican voters by asking for urgent donations but then treating them as regular rather than one off donations unless donors discovered and clicked on a well hidden check box.

What is Socialism – a primer for idiots

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, April 5th, 2021 - 163 comments

Merchant Banker Troy Bowker has accused the Government of engaging in Socialist wealth redistribution ideology by not extending to landlords a state supported loan guarantee scheme and by implementing relatively modest wealth redistribution measures.

 

Open mike 05/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 5th, 2021 - 31 comments

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Open mike 04/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 4th, 2021 - 33 comments

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Open mike 03/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 3rd, 2021 - 83 comments

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Greta Thunberg is now 18

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, April 2nd, 2021 - 59 comments

Greta Thunberg is now aged 18.  And her activism is still strong.

Open mike 02/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 2nd, 2021 - 80 comments

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