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Archive for December, 2022

Open mike 31/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 31st, 2022 - 66 comments

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The Standard’s political awards for 2022

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, December 30th, 2022 - 39 comments

It is that time of year again where the events of the year are reviewed and what was notable, noteworthy and notorious.

Open mike 30/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 30th, 2022 - 58 comments

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Open mike 29/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 29th, 2022 - 60 comments

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Open mike 28/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 28th, 2022 - 38 comments

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Open mike 27/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 27th, 2022 - 125 comments

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Meri Kirihimete

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, December 26th, 2022 - 116 comments

Even on the one day of the year that is meant to be a day of peace and calm and family some people get triggered by the use of Te Reo.

Open mike 26/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 26th, 2022 - 51 comments

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Open mike 25/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 25th, 2022 - 10 comments

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The smartest guys in the room

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, December 24th, 2022 - 9 comments

Vector has received a warning letter from the Commerce Commission for attempting to artificially boost the value of assets so that price increases for power could be imposed.

Open mike 24/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 24th, 2022 - 22 comments

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Daily review 23/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 23rd, 2022 - 56 comments

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Federated Farmers – climate change “probably” exists

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, December 23rd, 2022 - 49 comments

Federated Farmers leader Andrew Hoggard thinks that climate change is probably happening but we will have to wait 50 to 100 years to see the effects.

Open mike 23/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 23rd, 2022 - 152 comments

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Daily review 22/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 22nd, 2022 - 16 comments

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Be afraid, be very afraid …

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, December 22nd, 2022 - 165 comments

David Seymour is feeling his oats and has claimed that past National Governments never changes anything.  A brief review of history would suggest otherwise.

Open mike 22/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 22nd, 2022 - 36 comments

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Celebrating 50th Anniversary of PRC recognition

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 pm, December 21st, 2022 - 15 comments

“When Joe met Chou, we have opened the door and said hello” captions the photo of the Beijing meeting between  Joe Walding and Chou EnLai in March 1973. It followed New Zealand’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China on December 22, 1972, an anniversary definitely worth celebrating.

Daily review 21/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 21st, 2022 - 18 comments

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Open mike 21/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 21st, 2022 - 55 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 6:12 pm, December 20th, 2022 - 35 comments

Keep it seemly.

Daily review 20/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 20th, 2022 - 38 comments

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The rise and rise of David Seymour’s ACT

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, December 20th, 2022 - 96 comments

I thought David Seymour was the  most interesting speaker at the Victoria University post-election conference at Parliament last year. Two things stood out for me in  his presentation following ACT’s election gains. He opened by offering lengthy and effusive praise to his researcher, then clearly stated his objective to supplant National as the leading party on the right. He’s on track for that, as current media attention shows.

Why selling Auckland Airport shares is a silly thing to do

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, December 20th, 2022 - 34 comments

Wayne Brown is proposing the sale of Auckland Council’s Airport shares to plug a budget hole.  He thinks it is a simple decision and a rational way to take care of the deficit.  I beg to differ.

Open mike 20/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 20th, 2022 - 124 comments

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Daily review 19/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 19th, 2022 - 13 comments

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India and Free Trade – finally someone turned the lights on

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, December 19th, 2022 - 16 comments

After nearly 20 years of frustrating ‘Free Trade’ talks between India and New Zealand, the chair of the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC), Earl Rattray, has acknowledged that “a different approach to the traditional Free Trade Agreements which have served us well in many markets will be needed for India.” Whew. About time.

Open mike 19/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 19th, 2022 - 168 comments

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The one thing Jacinda Ardern can do is speak to our hearts

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, December 18th, 2022 - 134 comments

Mawkish sentiment running up to Christmas perhaps, but imagine Luxon or Willis speaking hours after the Christchurch massacre. Only Ardern of the entire Parliament has the ability to govern for calm in the name of the calm we all need.

Open mike 18/12/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 18th, 2022 - 74 comments

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Push Back Against Tyranny and Win

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, December 17th, 2022 - 136 comments

Australia is showing New Zealand how to resist the authoritarian Xi Jinping’s pressure and stay prosperous at the same time.

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