Daily Review 07/03/2018

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16 comments on “Daily Review 07/03/2018”

  1. Well , we seem to have no callers at the moment so perhaps we can play songs from the 70’s while we wait…

    Wizzard – See my baby jive (HD 16:9) – YouTube

    • greywarshark 1.1

      That guy made a couple of lines stretch a long way. What was that the singer was holding – a French horn? Sounded good dancing music.

      • Yes I think it was the French horn , and yeah it was a popular hit song from around 1973, the guys name who sang it was Roy Wood. I remember listening to it on the ‘Solid Gold’ albums of the time on the old family record player.

        It wasn’t until later with the internet and I was older I got to view the band. And I must admit it is a fun and outrageous act , typical of the era. Hope you enjoyed it .

        * Still lots of political messages from that time attached to groups such as this, the fledgling Environmental movement, anti war messages, anti exploitative / back to nature etc etc… and a hell of a laugh at the same time.


        • greywarshark

          Wild Katipo
          I like to look at songs and music at the same time as thinking of the social movement that generated them – the zeitgeist comes out in the music and creative output generally. And Roy Wood was sending himself and us up. His name is far too plain in contrast to his stage persona, no wonder band was called Wizzard.

  2. Cinny 2

    In Nelson the young nats have thrown a tantrum. They wanted to have a stand at O Week, but since all political parties were unable to be represented, the local students association decided not to have any political representation at O Week, and fair enough too.

    Soooooo the head of Nelson young nats john gibson has complained to the human rights commission. What a joke, wouldn’t it be more of a human rights breach if all political parties were not represented?

    Is young john gibson the future of national in Nelson? Oh lolol


    • alwyn 2.1

      It does sound a bit odd that if only some parties want to take up the option of having a stand nobody can.
      Do you think that if I stood as a candidate for the, to pick a ridiculous example, The McGillicuddy Serious Party, in Wellington Central next election and refused to attend the traditional fun debate in the Aro valley that the debate would be cancelled?
      That seems very like what is happening here.
      Hardly free and open politics is it?

      Sure, it would be a breach of Human Rights if a party was refused the right to have a stall, but just because the Green Party, for example, were to lazy to prepare one the Oweek organisers shouldn’t be allowed to prevent the National Party from having their say.

      Out of curiosity what would you say if Labour, National, the Greens and New Zealand First all wanted to have stalls but ACT never responded to the invitation?
      Would you approve of the ban on all the parties that did want to turn up? That is what you appear to be in favour of.

      • I like your choice of the McGillicuddy Serious Party . However , as I recall they actually did have a few serious propositions , the fact that they were never taken seriously enough was New Zealand’s loss, not theirs.

        Aside from which , they also provided some colour , humour and cultural pizzazz to an otherwise mundane and dry field that nowadays is more the preserve of those immediately involved in the process .

        Hence the low voter turnout lamented by so many commentators.

      • Cinny 2.1.2

        Having organised events in the past where political parties wish to PAY to have a stall, I’ve actually turned them ALL down.

        I’ve a ‘dinner table rule’ when organising community events, no religious or political groups, community inclusion, religion and politics seems to create division at such events. It put a few noses out of joint in the beginning as one of the larger political parties had always had a stall before at a particular event, but in the end they were very understanding, and I had full backing from the organising committee most of whom vote for national.

        Re the article…The young nats asked for a stand the week prior to OWeek. Abby Patterson from the Nelson Student Association… “I have said to John from Young Nats that we would be happy to organise something for later in the year, given more notice and more time to organise it, at a more appropriate time.”

        It appears to me that this was not good enough for the young nats, and they won’t be gaining any support from their resulting actions.

        Pretty sure it’s not an election year… haven’t heard of any local political debates happening at the moment, or meet the candidates, should there be?

  3. patricia bremner 3

    Congratulations to Ross Taylor. A great win for NZ. Hope you mend.

  4. adam 4

    Great piece from Trotter, spot on about the nature of current management in this country.


    • ianmac 4.1

      Thanks Adam. Yes. Great piece and it seems to be pervasive in National ranks too.

      • mac1 4.1.1

        Much of our business woes are down to failures at management level, from Fletchers to Pozzi schemes, from callous farmers to gas pipe vandals, from tax-evading tradies to foreign worker exploitation by otherwise ‘respectable’ companies.

        They all need 90 day trials, in court, followed by appropriate punishment and retraining.

        • UncookedSelachimorpha

          Also the owners often wreck their businesses, due to personality failings and rampant short-termism

  5. joe90 5

    Interesting stuff.

    Fair bit of data wrangling but finally…a 1 dot = 1 vote dasymetric dot density 2016 Presidential election map from @ArcGISPro. 65,844,61 blue dots. 62,979,636 red dots. Count 'em! (note: this is just a rough screengrab, will webify & make pretty) pic.twitter.com/lb6899M1gh— Kenneth Field (@kennethfield) March 6, 2018


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