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All of govt: 27th March

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, March 27th, 2020 - 16 comments
Categories: accountability, civil defense, covid-19, health - Tags: ,

The All of Government COVID-19 National Response 27 March.


  • Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management – update on Covid-19 national response
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health – health update.

RNZ: Covid-19 update: 85 new cases, one person in intensive care

NZ Herald: Covid 19 coronavirus: Health workers’ new protection measures expected to be announced

Stuff: One coronavirus patient in intensive care as number of confirmed or probable cases climbs to 368

And of course – just to show you how an idiot thinks….

Mike the Moron: Government considers a universal income, let’s not lose our minds

16 comments on “All of govt: 27th March ”

  1. adam 1

    What I want to know is why is Hoskins not behind the pay way? Is that model not working?

    • woodart 1.1

      yes,I wondered why the herald had let him out. put him back! build a wall! make him pay for it!

  2. adam 2

    Friend of mine in Aussie raised a point which was truly terrifying. The problem with the lock down, is the far right white nationalist nut bars now have 24 hours of down time to feed their paranoia in their little bubbles.

    I want to know that the police and intelligence services are monitoring this here in NZ. It's only been over a year since the Christchurch Massacre, and those far right white nationalist nut bars are still out there.

    Anyone heard if the government is keeping a eye on these groups online?

    In the meantime I need to go encourage other leftist to go plant a garden.

    • Anne 2.1

      SIS, Police and Defence intelligence agencies will be all over them. And the GCSB too I imagine.

      I'm assuming under a State of Emergency that these agencies assume extra powers of oversight. I'm more than happy for them to do so at a time like this.

      As a former Minister of Defence, Wayne might be able to add a few words on this subject.

      • In Vino 2.1.1

        I sure hope so. But I fear that their ingrained slants will keep them focused upon Greenpeace activists, investigative reporters like that traitor Nicky Hager, trade unionists, and anyone in general displaying unhealthy left-wing tendencies…

        • Anne

          They sure had their ingrained slants in decades gone by. I would go further and say they were downright paranoid. I am one of those persons who was affected in the past but that's another story. They were the days when the staff came from military and other authoritarian type agencies. Today they seem to recruit from a wide range of backgrounds, and indeed ethnicities, so I like to think their views have been somewhat broadened.

    • Foreign waka 2.2

      Suspect groups will always have a special focus and will be on the radar of all agencies.

      I find it far more frightening that older people are left to fend for themselves, hoarders are not curtailed and those who don't want to fist fight in isles for any last item just don't get any food.

      It is perfectly ok to sell as many bb guns as possible to defend against looters. I guess it goes hand in hand with hoarding.

      The way people have behaved in the last days/weeks is in some areas abhorrent. The media fans all of this and the fear runs rampant. The age of reason has not even dawned.

  3. Hanswurst 3

    Interesting to see Hosking making such an obvious case against higher incomes and the accumulation of personal wealth.

    • RedBaronCV 3.1

      Indeed it was utter drivel. Maybe we could pay him with a few vouchers and a 100% tax rate for the rest.

      The sad part is that media is in huge demand at the moment although a lot of it is struggling financially – and his salary is soaking up money that could be used for several real reporters. back behind the paywall for him.

    • KJT 3.2

      Good argument for a UBI.

      Incompetent and ignorant fools can be paid, minimally, to stay at home, and stop trying to fuck things up for everyone else.

  4. RedBaronCV 4

    Actually I was trying to work out how big the excess wage bill was at the top end of companies and how we could repurpose that money to be fairer and save the taxpayer having to foot so much of the bill.

    If we said that the top 50 companies have excess wages of $20 mill each then that is a billion. That looks like 200,000 people at $5000 each.

    that feels really affordable plus a govt top up. Remember we are all in this together Right?

    • UncookedSelachimorpha 4.1

      Remember we are all in this together Right?

      Billionaire. Bolt. Holes.

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