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Archive for January, 2022

Daily review 17/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 17th, 2022 - 32 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 …

New Zealand’s Omicron options

Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, January 17th, 2022 - 34 comments

It will be a few days before we know if the omicron variant of Covid-19 is starting to spread in New Zealand. There are things we can be doing that will determine how that goes.

Open mike 17/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 17th, 2022 - 109 comments

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Blinken and Blind-Sided?

Written By: - Date published: 2:54 pm, January 16th, 2022 - 13 comments

Russian peacekeepers are already leaving Kazakhstan having nipped the ‘colour revolution’ in the bud. Blinken clearly didn’t have a clue when he said Russians never leave the house. Russian intelligence was superb. Now we wait for Russia’s response to US likely refusal to pull back from its borders. One thing I’d bet on – no invasion of Ukraine.

The Department of Earthly Gifts

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, January 16th, 2022 - 132 comments

Where western minds are busy arguing if indigenous knowledge is science, botanist and first nations woman Robin Wall Kimmerer exemplifies how to do both at the same time.

Open mike 16/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 16th, 2022 - 251 comments

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Open mike 15/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 15th, 2022 - 150 comments

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Daily review 14/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 14th, 2022 - 39 comments

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What about those neat capital gains on housing, eh?

Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, January 14th, 2022 - 184 comments

Labour are doing the things about the housing crisis they said they would. It’s not working.

More Anarchy in the UK

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, January 14th, 2022 - 20 comments

Boris Johnson’s reign as UK Prime Minister may be terminal after news of a Downing Street party held during lockdown was leaked to the press.

Open mike 14/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 14th, 2022 - 227 comments

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Daily review 13/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 13th, 2022 - 49 comments

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Open mike 13/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 13th, 2022 - 397 comments

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Daily review 12/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 12th, 2022 - 9 comments

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Open mike 12/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 12th, 2022 - 159 comments

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Daily review 11/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 11th, 2022 - 26 comments

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Is it time for the Greens to go their own way?

Written By: - Date published: 1:18 pm, January 11th, 2022 - 121 comments

Climate, ecology, welfare, housing – we are now at the point for the Greens to go ‘fuck it, time to go back to our radical roots’.

 

What does Luxon do about Hipango?

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, January 11th, 2022 - 48 comments

Harete Hipango is in the news again, this time for posing with a group of anti vaxxers and posting a photo and making some pretty way out there comments on social media.

Open mike 11/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 11th, 2022 - 86 comments

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Daily review 10/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 10th, 2022 - 23 comments

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It’s Time.

Written By: - Date published: 2:46 pm, January 10th, 2022 - 323 comments

In seven or eight days from now, the dutiful lackeys of the NZ government and the public health dept they direct, are set to come after every child in NZ between the ages of 5 and 12 with injections of m-RNA to hand.

Human rights and MIQ

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, January 10th, 2022 - 155 comments

Well known socialite, fashion blogger and apparent Constitutional expert Jamie Ridge thinks that the country’s MIQ arrangements are completely unconstitutional.

Open mike 10/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 10th, 2022 - 78 comments

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Open mike 09/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 9th, 2022 - 120 comments

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Unwanted guests?

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 pm, January 8th, 2022 - 22 comments

When I heard US Secretary of State Blinken’s take-away line from his D.C. press conference on RNZ’s news bulletin today on events in Kazakhstan  ‘I think one lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave’ I wondered what the Iraqis would think.

Book Review Helen Kelly: her life

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 pm, January 8th, 2022 - 12 comments

The Helen Kelly biography by Rebacca Macfie provides a clear and intense overview of what has happened to New Zealand society over the past 40 years from a time of high union membership and equality to now where unions struggle and inequality is significant.

Open mike 08/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 8th, 2022 - 163 comments

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Daily review 07/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 7th, 2022 - 52 comments

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Open mike 07/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 7th, 2022 - 122 comments

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Daily review 06/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 6th, 2022 - 14 comments

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Australia’s Omicron problem

Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, January 6th, 2022 - 132 comments

Mike Hosking Covid Australia

With over 61,000 new Covid cases reported yesterday Australia is in the midst of an infection surge that it has not seen before.  What lessons can New Zealand learn from Australia’s handling of the pandemic?

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