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Archive for November, 2022

Daily review 30/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 30th, 2022 - 14 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 …

Co-Governance is Orthodox Policy for both National and Labour

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, November 30th, 2022 - 412 comments

National, the party which enacted legislation that gave Waikato command over the allocation of the Waikato River, iwi command over the Taupo catchment and full Maori control over the massive Uruwera water catchment, has not traditionally been opposed to co governance.

Open mike 30/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 30th, 2022 - 59 comments

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Daily review 29/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 29th, 2022 - 35 comments

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Three strikes law is not the answer

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, November 29th, 2022 - 25 comments

National is proposing a return of the Three Strikes legislation, despite the Supreme Court ruling that the law went well beyond excessive punishment and would shock the conscience of properly informed New Zealanders, and was so disproportionately severe as to breach the Bill of Rights.  And despite there being no evidence that it would actually work.

Open mike 29/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 29th, 2022 - 33 comments

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Daily review 28/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 28th, 2022 - 16 comments

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Newscorp and Victorian Liberals were just so out of touch. Just like National and Act here

Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, November 28th, 2022 - 12 comments

The Liberal/Nat victory that Newscorp had been promoting in the Victorian state elections simply didn’t materialise. For some reason pandering to the loud and noisy just isn’t what it used to be. Fortunately those who still rely on traditional media and who haven’t been immunised against the idiots on the net are a diminishing voting resource.

What Is Labour’s Purpose This Term?

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, November 28th, 2022 - 35 comments

It is time to set out succinctly and without recourse to abstract nouns exactly what this Labour government has intended, is doing, and how it seeks to alter the country.

Open mike 28/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 28th, 2022 - 28 comments

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Overblown rhetoric and Laura Norder

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, November 27th, 2022 - 69 comments

This week has seen some extreme rhetoric from various quarters about who to blame for a recent senseless killing.  But news that the person arrested had recently been extradited from Australia has shown the rhetoric to be entirely misplaced.

Open mike 27/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 27th, 2022 - 205 comments

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Open mike 26/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 26th, 2022 - 210 comments

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Daily review 25/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 25th, 2022 - 6 comments

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Medical gender transition in New Zealand: How common is it really?

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, November 25th, 2022 - 42 comments

Laura López decided to explore and analyse the available evidence on medical transition in New Zealand.

Open mike 25/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 25th, 2022 - 93 comments

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Prime Minister Ardern and Premier Xi

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 pm, November 24th, 2022 - 6 comments

New Zealand has the most adroit and high profile international leader in a generation with Prime Minister Ardern, but she has weakened New Zealand against China.

Daily review 24/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 24th, 2022 - 13 comments

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Can New Zealand’s Tech Sector Ride Adjustment Out?

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, November 24th, 2022 - 20 comments

Remember when New Zealand farming was a sunset industry and tech would rise in its place?

Open mike 24/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 24th, 2022 - 117 comments

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Daily review 23/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 23rd, 2022 - 15 comments

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Open mike 23/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 23rd, 2022 - 91 comments

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Daily review 22/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 22nd, 2022 - Comments Off on Daily review 22/11/2022

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Things To Do By The Time You’re 80

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, November 22nd, 2022 - 10 comments

As Joe Biden celebrates his 80th birthday in office and Donald Trump announces he will stand for President again in 2024, here’s a list of what Biden has done in his last few years. He’s still low in the polls, but the delivery is very strong.

Open mike 22/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 22nd, 2022 - 82 comments

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Surviving the apocalypse of the Great Twit

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 am, November 22nd, 2022 - 15 comments

The Great Twit at Twitter has been cauterising off staff in excess. I suspect that the platform is going to go down the toilet for that (amongst other reasons). My concern here has been to preserve the embedded tweets in posts and comments on this site if the idiot engineer manages to destroy the platform through simple stupidity.

The politics of the voting age change

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 pm, November 21st, 2022 - 90 comments

The Supreme Court has just lobbed a grenade into New Zealand politics by ruling that denying 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote was not only discrimination on the basis of age but also had not been justified and was therefore a breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

Diplomatic Values

Written By: - Date published: 5:39 pm, November 21st, 2022 - 4 comments

Trudeau got a 10-minute stand-up with Xi followed by a public shirt-fronting, Albanese a 32-minute sit-down, and Jacinda Ardern a 50-minute formal bilateral. In the carefully calibrated world of the diplomatic dance-card, that says something. New Zealand would be foolish not to take advantage of what is on offer from China.

Daily review 21/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 21st, 2022 - 23 comments

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National’s Boot Camps announcement is deeply cynical policy recycling

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, November 21st, 2022 - 28 comments

There should be a law against the cynical recycling of dog whistle policies that everyone knows will not work. Last week’s announcement by National of a boot camp policy is as good an example as you can imagine.

Open mike 21/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 21st, 2022 - 106 comments

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