Daily Review 02/11/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 2nd, 2018 - 40 comments
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Because its Friday …

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 …

40 comments on “Daily Review 02/11/2018”

  1. NZJester 1

    So apparently Mike Hosking is talking for Women again saying the reason so many do not go on to be the bosses and there is a gender disparity at the top is by choice and it’s not due to sexism.
    I was just wondering, how many of the woman readers on here elected Mike as your spokesperson?

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    NZ’s unequal education system

    The socio-economic gap in New Zealand was getting bigger, and that had a flow-on effect for education, he said.

    “Fundamentally, we’ve got to address the broader issues – around housing, and around parents’ income.”

    National Party education spokeswoman Nikki Kaye said New Zealand had long-standing issues with equity.

    “You can’t just look at it from the school level. You need to look at the households and the communities.”

    IIRC, National were saying the exact opposite throughout their latest term in government while they blamed the poor for being poor and put in place sanctions on beneficiaries that hurt the children of those beneficiaries.

  3. Puckish Rogue 3


    Just read between the lines Cindy and you’ll get it 🙂

    (IMHO theres no conspiracy just a massive cock-up by Shrek)

  4. lprent 4

    Wee glitch with a cache on the tmp directory overflowing. Increased the size threefold. Will have a look for the offending images later.

    • Molly 4.1

      Damn, I hope that wasn’t me.

      Tried to post a link to Housing NZ data twice before realising I was linking to the tables themselves – not a webpage. Apologies if it was.

  5. James 5

    “That’s the problem with the use of ministerial discretion- it’s not transparent”.

    Ian lees-Galloway.

    Useless and hypocritical.

    • Blazer 5.1

      template here..

      2014- ‘Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says while he accepts the Inspector-General’s report into former Labour leader Phil Goff and the SIS, there is nothing unusual with journalists and politicians talking with each other.

      He told TV3’s The Nation this morning that Prime Minister John Key ran the “most transparent Govt ever’


      • Drowsy M. Kram 5.1.1

        NZ recently dodged three hollow-pointless ‘bullets’: Key, English and National. The self-serving, do-nothing hoopla of the opposition is now plain for all to see.

        What am I bid‘ for this large, ‘integrity in tatters’ political party – handyman’s dream, previous owner-occupiers moving offshore, “Everything must go!”, etc.

      • Incognito 5.1.2

        Hah! As transparent as a black hole; most of Key’s ‘assurances’ were along the lines of “nothing to see here, moving on” and Joyce’s “it’s pretty legal”.

      • patricia bremner 5.1.3

        Really? OIA took months… sometimes years!! Transparent as concrete.

        • NZJester

          To be fair not all OIA requests took months or years.
          The strange thing is though all the ones that passed through the OIA request system faster than the Flash all seemed to be related to the opposition parties of the National government at the time or people it did not like.

    • Nick 5.2

      Bolsonaro fan boy….says it all.

  6. Pat 6

    worse than we thought.

    A worldwide phenomenon that we are not immune to….coalition take note.

    • Bill 6.1

      So a timorous party says it will address the concerns of poorer people in the country – but runs scared of vested interests instead, and as a result exacerbates some of the problems being experienced by poorer people. So they execute a basic liberal programme of austerity leading to unemployment and rising crime etc – which in turn leaves the middle class aghast “at the state of things”….and then get “taken down” by those whose appeasement was being sought in the first place (liberal centrists and fellow travelers).

      It could end there, but…

      Along comes a charismatic arsewipe with some 2″ x 4″ “solutions.

      And a pile of evangelicals whose bigotry dovetails with aspects of those 2″ x 4” solutions

      Throw in some industrialists paying for smears to be propagated through social media (whassap in this instance), and alongside any disengagement or what not from people feeling betrayed by said timorous party….pull back the curtains and let a darkness flood the auditorium.

      So, I’ll take a moment to have a swipe at the Russians! brigade with their pom poms and ask “Where are the Russians in all of this?”

      But yeah, to levels or degrees, similar shit is going on everywhere. In some places it’s either more advanced or has the potential to advance, while in others it’s probably going to get washed out by any resurgent social democracy rediscovering gumption.

      And where’s NZ?

      Well, it seems to me as though we’re meaninglessly spinning between two points – one marked by a timorous party running scared of vested interests, and the other by a party that wholeheartedly embraces vested interests.

      What happens when we “spin out”?

      • Pat 6.1.1

        in many ways it dosnt matter what happens here…NZ being an insignificant player in the great game will be caught up in any global phenomenon and as such is unlikely to be a leader in the trend but history would indicate we will likely be a ‘fast follower’…..having said that, it would be nice to see an attempt by the political class here to be original (and honest) and at least place the option to the public but again history would suggest we dont hold our breath….and in any case I doubt ‘the public’
        (majority) would seize the opportunity.

        Like CC its all too hard and there is a dearth of intellect and courage.

  7. patricia bremner 7

    Pat. That boggles the mind.

  8. WeTheBleeple 8

    Nobody noticed recently?

    “Cellphones do cause cancer:”


    I’ve known this for years after reading science on cell towers. But nobody listens, despite innovative research and several degrees, I’m not a scientist as I’ve threatened their Farmworld and Fortnite addictions, therefore I am a shrill nutter…

    And, similar to tobacco and global warming, they’ve rolled out the ‘controversy’.

    Now get those damn things out of your children’s hands and stop feeding these inhuman corporate monsters.

    • Frankie and Benjie 8.1

      I hope you aren’t using WiFi to post that comment. Schools, homes, businesses, you name it, now have radio signals for computer networks, cell phone data and voice etc. This has been the case now for some time. If it was as dangerous as you make out, it wouldn’t be able to be hidden. Also the change has been so stark, it would be very easy to compare. “But nobody listens, …”. I did listen. I researched and considered the facts and concluded that it was BS.

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