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Daily Review 02/05/2018

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21 comments on “Daily Review 02/05/2018”

    • AsleepWhileWalking 1.1

      The NEETs are 1 in 8 up to age 24. That is shocking.

      http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1805/S00066/rates-of-youths-not-earning-or-learning-converge.htm

    • Tuppence Shrewsbury 1.2

      Both parties, the previous government for providing the platform for employers to feel confident in taking on new staff and the current government for showing, despite criticism, that they can be business friendly.

      On one hand this government seems to take away, but a few days later it’s laid out how it will return what’s taken to the community at large and with detail. So not all parties like what’s announced but it’s been hard to argue against most of the policy developments announced or implemented from a macro point of view.

      • mac1 1.2.1

        That the figures are better is important. The government can always move to improve the quality of data later. But even with unsatisfactory measurement the trend is good- best since 2008, the entire length of ‘service’ of that last lot, the ‘whole nine years’, and good riddance to them.

    • One Two 1.3

      There is no glory in the misuse of statistics…

      Look at the underutilized figures…those are most often not reported in the press…

      How the stats also are manipulated is through definitions…

      • In Vino 1.3.1

        Exactly. How about we count only those with full employment, instead of pretending that people on few hours are ’employed.?

        • Molly 1.3.1.1

          Imagine what the effect would be if we only included those whose employment income covered their living costs – ie. housing, food, utilities and transport?

          The number of “gainfully” employed would drop drastically given the number of working poor in this country.

    • KJT 1.4

      Doesn’t count the many who have given up looking. As the household labour force survey shows.
      Real unemployment is much higher. Especially if you take out zero or low hours jobs.

  1. Agora 2

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia:”A money-blinded mates club with too many snouts in the trough”

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/cba-a-money-blinded-mates-cl

    • tc 2.1

      That pretty much describes banking insurance and any former public utility delivering that best practice market efficiency IMO. To name the most obvious.

      • Tuppence Shrewsbury 2.1.1

        You just sound someone with no mates

        • mickysavage 2.1.1.1

          TC sounds like someone who has seen the greed in all of its glory …

        • AB 2.1.1.2

          TC is bang on. That is the whole purpose of privatisation of public utilities. ‘Efficiency’ and ‘choice’ are pretty lies to deceive the gullible.

        • Gabby 2.1.1.3

          Mates ‘look after’ one another don’t they tuppy.

      • joe90 2.1.2

        ‘Efficiency’ and ‘choice’ were the petty lies used to insert owners who used the paramountcy of shareholder value, to extract more.

  2. Muttonbird 3

    Looks like Hawkeye Pierce will never be allowed to go home.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/356497/us-troops-to-stay-in-south-korea

  3. Jenny 4

    Mike Lee has a good column on the need for a proper train link to the Auckland International airport. Mike’s favoured option would relieve traffic and freight congestion from our roads that the current proposed tramway couldn’t. Unlike the proposed light tramway, (low speed, frequent stops), Extending Auckland’s electric train service down Puhinui road, a mere 6.8k over flat open land from the main trunk line, would allow mass transit trips from the Airport around the region measured in minutes not hours, (As is the current case, and likely to get worse). The thing to note about Auckland International Airport, is that that apart from air freight and passenger movements, (which are not inconsiderable) the airport is the biggest single point employer in the region, commuter transport to and from the workplace alone is a major cause of traffic congestion on the South Auckland motorway system,

    Back Mike Lee’s plan before it is too late. Already the greenfield sites along Puhinui Rd between the Main Trunk line and the airport needed for this corridor are at threat of development. Soon if nothing is done, this vital corridor will be built up urban and industrial land and not greenfields with no room left for a rail link.

    6.8k of rail across flat open land needing only one short causeway across the Puhinui estuary, next to the existing road crossing.

    This is a major opportunity not to be missed to seriously relieve traffic congestion in South Auckland particularly, and the region generally.

    Mike Lee: Trams to the airport is deluded folly

    …..There could be no more graphic example of Tuchman’s thesis than the decision to rule out the possibility of trains servicing our airport.

    Since NZTA and Auckland Transport took this foolish decision in mid 2016, mayor Phil Goff and now the Labour-led Government (cheered on by the Greens but not NZ First which favours heavy rail) have fallen into lockstep…..

    Mike Lee

    Mike Lee is an Auckland Councillor. He is a former director of Auckland Transport (2010-16) and a former chair of Auckland Regional Council (2004-10).

    Despite all his experience and his long career in public service for Auckland, Mike Lee is a lone voice on the Auckland Council calling for the Auckland rail network to be extended to the airport.

  4. Jenny 5

    Mike Lee has written a good column on the need for a proper train link to the Auckland International airport. Mike’s favoured option would relieve traffic and freight congestion from our roads that the current proposed tramway couldn’t. Unlike the proposed light tramway, (low speed, frequent stops), Extending Auckland’s electric train service down Puhinui road, a mere 6.8k over flat open land from the main trunk line, would allow mass transit trips from the Airport around the region measured in minutes not hours, (As is the current case, and likely to get worse). The thing to note about Auckland International Airport, is that that apart from air freight and passenger movements, (which are not inconsiderable) the airport is the biggest single point employer in the region, commuter transport to and from the workplace alone is a major cause of traffic congestion on the South Auckland motorway system,

    Back Mike Lee’s plan before it is too late. Already the greenfield sites along Puhinui Rd between the Main Trunk line and the airport needed for this corridor are at threat of development. Soon if nothing is done, this vital corridor will be built up urban and industrial land and not greenfields with no room left for a rail link.

    6.8k of rail across flat open land needing only one short causeway across the Puhinui estuary, next to the existing road crossing.

    This is a major opportunity not to be missed to seriously relieve traffic congestion in South Auckland particularly, and the region generally.

    Mike Lee: Trams to the airport is deluded folly

    …..There could be no more graphic example of Tuchman’s thesis than the decision to rule out the possibility of trains servicing our airport.

    Since NZTA and Auckland Transport took this foolish decision in mid 2016, mayor Phil Goff and now the Labour-led Government (cheered on by the Greens but not NZ First which favours heavy rail) have fallen into lockstep…..

    Mike Lee

    Mike Lee is an Auckland Councillor. He is a former director of Auckland Transport (2010-16) and a former chair of Auckland Regional Council (2004-10).

    Despite all his experience and his long career in public service of Auckland, Mike Lee is a lone voice on the Auckland Council calling for the Auckland rail network to be extended to the airport.

  5. Jenny 6

    Mike Lee has written a good column on the need for a proper train link to the Auckland International airport. Mike’s favoured option would relieve traffic and freight congestion from our roads that the current proposed tramway couldn’t. Unlike the proposed light tramway, (low speed, frequent stops), Extending Auckland’s electric train service down Puhinui road, a mere 6.8k over flat open land from the main trunk line, would allow mass transit trips from the Airport around the region measured in minutes not hours, (As is the current case, and likely to get worse). The thing to note about Auckland International Airport, is that that apart from air freight and passenger movements, (which are not inconsiderable) the airport is the biggest single point employer in the region, commuter transport to and from the workplace alone is a major cause of traffic congestion on the South Auckland motorway system,

    Back Mike Lee’s plan before it is too late. Already the greenfield sites along Puhinui Rd between the Main Trunk line and the airport needed for this corridor are at threat of development. Soon if nothing is done, this vital corridor will be built up urban and industrial land and not greenfields with no room left for a rail link.

    6.8k of rail across flat open land needing only one short causeway across the Puhinui estuary, next to the existing road crossing will soon be built over.

    One day when the Council get over their delusional tram fetish, this link will have to be built,

    This is a major opportunity not to be missed to seriously relieve traffic congestion in South Auckland particularly, and the region generally.

    Mike Lee: Trams to the airport is deluded folly

    …..There could be no more graphic example of Tuchman’s thesis than the decision to rule out the possibility of trains servicing our airport.

    Since NZTA and Auckland Transport took this foolish decision in mid 2016, mayor Phil Goff and now the Labour-led Government (cheered on by the Greens but not NZ First which favours heavy rail) have fallen into lockstep…..

    Mike Lee

    Mike Lee is an Auckland Councillor. He is a former director of Auckland Transport (2010-16) and a former chair of Auckland Regional Council (2004-10).

    Despite all his experience, and his long career in the public service of Auckland, Mike Lee is a lone voice on the Auckland Council calling for the Auckland rail network to be extended to the airport.

  6. Jenny 7

    Sorry about the multiple copies. There seems to be something wrong with the edit function. Every time I edited my comment instead of altering the original, it made another post.

    Could someone fix this?

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