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Archive for October, 2021

The Entrust election debacle

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, October 31st, 2021 - 56 comments

National aligned C&R has shown how bad it is at running elections by running an election where less than one in ten eligible people voted.

Open mike 31/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 31st, 2021 - 145 comments

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The Covid vaccine rollout

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, October 30th, 2021 - 185 comments

Matt Nippert’s in depth article in the Herald this morning provides a well researched deep insight into the Government’s vaccine roll out.  And as it progresses the New Zealand response places us mid table and improving in the OECD vaccination comparison and gives us some hope that the Delta outbreak may be controlled.

Open mike 30/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 30th, 2021 - 85 comments

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Daily review 29/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 29th, 2021 - 31 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 …

ANZ Bank clearly believes that greed is good

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 29th, 2021 - 131 comments

ANZ Bank has  just announced a $1.92 billion profit for the year to September 30, 2021.  This is about 1% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.

Auckland Light rail options released

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, October 29th, 2021 - 23 comments

Construction of light rail in Auckland, proposed 50 years ago by former Mayor Dove Myer Robinson, is now a step close with the release of working group recommendations for options of a light rail line running between the city centre and the Airport.

Open mike 29/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 29th, 2021 - 120 comments

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Daily review 28/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 28th, 2021 - 9 comments

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Good Again

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, October 28th, 2021 - 23 comments

COVID has reminded us how good New Zealand is, and we should remember how we were reminded.

Greenpeace: More trains, less planes, mobility for all

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, October 28th, 2021 - 57 comments

Greenpeace International calls on Europe to shift from airflight to train travel. What would the New Zealand version look like?

Open mike 28/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2021 - 257 comments

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Daily review 27/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2021 - 10 comments

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Why vaccine mandates are needed

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, October 27th, 2021 - 165 comments

The Government has announced vaccine mandates for some publicly facing businesses designed to help minimise the spread of a virus that has killed millions of people world wide.

Open mike 27/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 27th, 2021 - 121 comments

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Daily review 26/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 26th, 2021 - 48 comments

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Open mike 26/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2021 - 184 comments

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Happy Labour Day

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, October 25th, 2021 - 14 comments

Happy Labour day everyone, particularly essential workers including health workers who have to work today.

In December 2022 We Will Be …

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 25th, 2021 - 15 comments

A year ago we were preparing for the America’s Cup and threading our way through the latest crisis quite well.  What will we be planning next year?

Open mike 25/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2021 - 38 comments

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Get a haircut and get a real job

Written By: - Date published: 5:19 pm, October 24th, 2021 - 63 comments

While our eyes are peeled on the 90% vaccination target, the ground under our feet is shifting.

Won’t someone think of the business owners?

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, October 24th, 2021 - 174 comments

This week Judith Collins was reported to be close to tears.  But not about the possibility of a significant number of deaths but by the prospect of business closures.

Open mike 24/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2021 - 161 comments

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Open mike 23/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2021 - 162 comments

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Mad Tuesday

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 pm, October 22nd, 2021 - 15 comments

NZ Government is jumping at the deep end by re-opening schools on Tuesday.

Daily review 22/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 22nd, 2021 - 13 comments

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Friday will change Us As Citizens

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, October 22nd, 2021 - 210 comments

While we may have been lifted out of martial lockdowns and some rights have been reinstated in limited form, we have surrendered to another more pervasive power.  The power of big data.

Open mike 22/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2021 - 158 comments

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Daily review 21/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 21st, 2021 - 24 comments

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National’s plan – open and be damned

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, October 21st, 2021 - 71 comments

Yesterday National released what feels like take 16 of its Covid response plan, this one focussing on business interests and setting a hard timeline for reopening.  But getting significant details wrong and rehashing failed policies previously tried in England has dampened its effect.

Open mike 21/10/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 21st, 2021 - 77 comments

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