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Daily review 07/12/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2020 - 23 comments
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23 comments on “Daily review 07/12/2020 ”

  1. UncookedSelachimorpha 1

    New Poll!

    Left: 8%

    Centre-Right: 57%

    Right: 34%

    Well, my interpretation anyway

    • Chris T 1.1

      Pushing it calling the Nats right.

      IMO they are center right, like Labour.

    • Stunned mullet 1.2

      Slow news day ? Why on earth do we need political polls a couple of months after an election (let alone ever).

  2. Chris T 2

    Basically to me.


    Left – 10%

    Center Right – 78%

    Right – 8%

  3. Craig H 3


    Labour up from election night, not a lot of change otherwise. Jacinda up as preferred PM, Judith down, Chris Luxon appears at 2%.

  4. Chris T 4

    Left Greens -8% Maori Party – 2% = 10%

    Center Right Labour – 53% Nats 25% = 78%

    Right ACT- 8%

    • mac1 4.1

      Phew! Now we can really add weight to our argument that October wasn't a rogue poll, false news, virtue signalling, non-PC construction of conspiratorial proportions, but actually we won, by a majority!

      • observer 4.1.1

        It certainly undermines the "Tactical Genius Nat" myth.

        If they only voted Labour to keep out the Greens, then their work is done, and they can now tell the pollsters that they are really True Blue.

        But they haven't. Even when nothing is at stake, and there are no Green Monsters to slay, they don't want to forgive National. Peter Goodfellow probably made sure of that.

        • mac1

          Astute observation, observer.

          Has any pundit who promoted the idea of tactical voting on a large scale to exclude the Greens actually reconsidered this view based on this latest poll?

          Commenters here have questioned the usefulness of such a poll, but it confirms the accuracy of the October election results.

          I chose to use it to mock US nutters. You have given an angle that bears further serious research.

          Certainly, it gives no comfort to a National Party casting about for reasons for the size of their loss that won't gall their souls.

    • Rapunzel 4.2

      That's your opinion but it's not the same Chris in other people's. Mine is Labour is strongly middle NZ – the National Party are a further 2 seats down on this poll with the others pretty much what they are. The 25% of votes National get pretty much see themselves on the "right" of things that leaves a lot of people seeing them, their performance & that of their leader as pretty much rubbish, It's a long, long way to anywhere for them from where they sit now.

  5. arkie 5

    Young people should focus on buying businesses rather than houses apparently:

    Sales data from the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) broker, ABC Business Sales, shows the average price of a small business is $653,000, compared with a house which is $725,000.

    It indicated the average annual return from a business was six times higher than that from a house, at $215,000 compared with $35,000.

    ABC managing director, Chris Small, said young people overlooked buying businesses because of the strong culture around home ownership in New Zealand.


    This message should be aimed at current landlords, a much superior return is available; become a real capitalist, not just a rentier!

  6. greywarshark 6

    Bryan Gould thinks we ought to get some heft behind us.


  7. KSaysHi 7

    Hard to believe the thing being put into perspective is that out of every $20 that the govt will spend this year, $1 is in film subsidies.

    "To put that in perspective, the money paid out to a handful of Hollywood films this year is only marginally more expensive than increasing benefits."

    Oh, well now you put it like that…(?!!)


    • Sabine 7.1

      oh well dear Leader used to be Minister of the Art or something, and she will want a job when done middle managing NZ. 🙂 Maybe Hollywood is calling, cause she for sure has not got an ear for the misery and tears of NZ'lers that live below the poverty line.

      Go vote labour, they will help the poor, the poor poor Mr. Bezos that is.

      Upping benefits by $25 a week for people on jobseeker and emergency benefits is estimated to cost $283.6m this year. Upping benefits for sole parent support cost just $104m this year – half the amount set aside for film grants.

    • Nic the NZer 7.2

      Its also not true. Its 1 in 20 new dollars of government spending.

      • Sabine 7.2.1

        meaning what? Seriously, care to elaborate on that comment? where is that 'new' money coming from? the government is starting up its print presses? Someone dropped a container load of 20s? And if that is so, could someone call the Government and ask them to spend some 'new' money on our beneficiaries, or would that not be sexy and arty enough for the Ice Queen?

  8. Nic the NZer 8

    Meaning its 5% of the change in the budget yoy, which is much less than 5% of the NZ govt budget going to film industry subsidies.

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