web analytics

Daily Review 01/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 1st, 2018 - 16 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

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 …

16 comments on “Daily Review 01/08/2018 ”

  1. adam 1

    Found about this from a guy who came and saw me today. He’s a subcontractor and looks like he’s going to lose thousands, the worst part he just spent a few thousand upgrading gear with a promise of work from this outfit Ebert Construction going into receivership.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12098945&ref=CE-NZH-TOPSTORIES-EDM

    • Cinny 1.1

      It’s so wrong, they should be able to take home their tools.

      Wonder if they would get any results if they got the police involved, and charge Ebert with theft of equipment.

      • Pat 1.1.1

        The problem is who gets the tools and materials..as soon as it was known the site was down nothing is secure and the stuff that’ll walk is unbelievable….hard enough to secure stuff on a working site. Better to wait a day or two and at least have a reasonable chance of not having half your gear nicked,

        • Chris T 1.1.1.1

          Tbf it will be secure

          They will be trying to hoard as much stuff to sell as they can

          • Pat 1.1.1.1.1

            yes but not stuff they have no lein on…subbies tools and materials dont fall into that category

    • Chris T 1.2

      Same thing happened when that other even bigger one went down (Mainseal?)

      Everyone got their tools back, but this doesn’t help when they have no tools to try to find some work in the interim.

      Poor fella

  2. greywarshark 2

    Ebert might owe about $40 million.
    It seems to me that the way that capitalists are running NZ is to get the people to take losses while they spirit away enough to keep themselves going nicely thank you.
    The new way of tendering for large construction jobs will be to offer a price, with penalties if not done on time. And also to place in trust, up front, about $10 million, or a considerable sum in accordance with the size of the project. This will show the capacity of the company to carry the job forward and help to ameliorate problems that might occur. Also the lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

    This will mean that the margins will not be so slim as has been advised on the media as part of the cause of Ebert’s crash.
    This is an indication of how shonky the message is that we have been receiving about the good that comes from competition, better prices, effeciency blah blah. Like all the truthiness we hear about the economy, we should rinse our mouths and ears out after hearing and spit out.

    We have another foreign tramper involving a search. Will the tourist tax go to support these men and women who give up so much of their time to help find these people. And the medical needs that divert stuff from our own drongoes drugged out in the A&E. This all seems very inefficient. Perhaps the efficiency spotlight can turn on the above. Perhaps we will make a feature of having trained dogs escorting these valiant adventurers. They have to buy dogfood, have radio control, pay a hefty returnable payment for the dog’s services, cart everything needed, or take out an insurance policy to cover any misadventure rescues which would come with a free GPS position finder.

    I wonder what money the country is left with from a tourists’s payments after paying out to help him or her? I suppose we have to offset that against the profits from others. But perhaps we could recover costs against the tourist sector that makes money from adventure tourism. That might encourage them not to booze up, to drive their vans more safely, to see that they and their machines are airworthy.

    And Turoa buses show the danger of letting businesses regulate themselves. The bus doesn’t hae to be fancy, but the brakes are pretty important, a strong gearing system that could hold the speed back, safety handles that stay on.

    There are a few ideas for planners who want to enhance our businesses and our image. It must be hard for you to make changes when you are assured about how well we are doing every day that there hasn’t been some disaster somewhere that shakes the confidence of the sensitive business people. I would even donate my little Austrian cottage weather diviner to give you some guidance, I am so concerned for you. And Tegal hope to corner the market in chicken entrails. Would it matter whether they were organic or not? We are all behind you, you know and if you don’t start working well, we’ll edge you over to a cliff and push you.

  3. greywarshark 3

    And that woman up top thanks, I hope a lot of people take in that message. I am sick of seeing black t shirts, black hoodies, black zip jackets etc It is so depressing to see black everywhere, cars too, and then silver as second choice.

    She is telling us something exciting. I think that the Cook Islanders could encourage people afraid of wearing white on some of their lovely patterns from the tivaevae tradition. We will be liberated from black and I will be happy!

    Have a look at what you could be wearing if the women would release some of their designs for tshirts.
    Super tshirts for super people

  4. AsleepWhileWalking 4

    Petition calls for independent monitoring of GPs. Well the HDC are pointless aren’t they?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12099111

  5. Robert Guyton 5

    “When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.”

  6. AsleepWhileWalking 6

    Eww….bed bugs.

    This response from Work and Income Porirua

    “When I showed [Work and Income] a letter from the doctor they said it wasn’t their problem to help me move to another motel. We had to sleep in the car.”

    Later in the article Work and Income state they responded to the problem as soon as they became aware.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/105791908/rock-bottom-bites-mum-and-daughter-driven-out-of-emergency-housing-by-bedbugs

  7. AsleepWhileWalking 7

    I like Trevor Mallard’s Tweet best (bottom of story)

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/105939489/one-wellington-bus-driven-up-wrong-road-and-abandoned-another-runs-out-of-fuel

    My anxiety around going into town at this point is very high.

    • greywarshark 7.1

      AWW
      Listen to Radionz from Britain this morning. Kate Aidie? whio tells how awful it can be travelling in Britain. Took 14 hours to get to London from Northumberland. Story would be funny if it wasn’t also serious. And the stories of how the ‘advanced, developed’ countries that we follow are crumbling. But we follow on, the dingy dinghy.

      RadioNZ
      What Love Island contestants make of Brexit
      UK correspondent, Kate Adie joins Kathryn with a bit of Brexit light relief from Love Island contestants; Jeremy Corbyn’s ongoing travails and are the British railways really the envy of Europe?
      https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018656311/what-love-island-contestants-make-of-brexit

  8. AsleepWhileWalking 8

    https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MTk3NzQ/Killer-drugs-tested-on-homeless

    Developers of synthetic cannabis are giving their new recipes to people on the street to try.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago