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Daily Review 08/10/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 8th, 2018 - 37 comments
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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 …

37 comments on “Daily Review 08/10/2018 ”

  1. Kat 1

    National considered giving the Commerce Commission the powers to conduct market studies when it was in govt, it never did so. Simon Bridges was transport minister and he now moans and whines loudly about the price of fuel blaming it all on the current govt. No wonder he is doomed.

  2. Ngungukai 2

    Bridges is acting like the Village Idiot IMHO.

    • Dukeofurl 2.1

      Ask him if he voted to raise fuel excise by 9c +GST. And if he voted to increase GST

      • Kat 2.1.1

        Like the invitation (pleading?) by the National govt in 2015 to sell aquifers to overseas interests and for the Chinese to invest in water bottling in NZ, now all their chickens are coming home to roost. Have to agree with the PM in that National are very “disturbing”.

  3. AsleepWhileWalking 3

    I’m really worried about the ongoing effects of high petrol + the flow on effect to all other basic living costs. Sure, it was predictable but brace yourselves for the lectures on budgeting and lifestyle coming from people already well off.

    Living in NZ for can be crippling enough without this thrown in the mix.

  4. Sacha 4

    PM unimpressed with public servants pimping our water under previous government (post-cab media conference via RNZ, 3mins): https://youtu.be/55Fx5XZM3Zs

    “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was appalled to find out government officials were shopping out access to New Zealand’s fresh water, to overseas companies. That revelation’s prompted calls from anti-water bottling campaigners for assurances that’s no longer happening.”

    • Dennis Frank 4.1

      That returns us to a topic of several weeks ago that was never satisfactorily resolved: are public servants directed by ministers or not? I assume the relevant minister directed NZTE to do it, but I was told here that ministers cannot instruct public servants how to do their job. Is there a paper trail to discover who is responsible for the sell-off that can be made public via the OIA?

      • Dukeofurl 4.1.1

        Good question. My understanding is that it is in most cases illegal for the minster to direct the department unless they have a specific power to do so.
        The main department where they are allowed to direct is Corrections.

        For the OIA , they are slightly complicated in that minister can give a directions letter for the policy that applies for all applications, but that doesn’t mean they can make exceptions apply to a particular decision after it’s made.
        Sage was slack in not getting all her ducks lined up for her ministerial policy letter which was issued end of Nov 17

      • Ad 4.1.2

        Any Crown Agency with a board –
        Like NZTE – can passively resist a Minister for a while. They enable continuity when government changes that way.

        If the PM wants something different she should have cleaned out and replaced every board with her own people.

        And then written much more direct Letters of Expectation.

        Been a year and still a big list to go

    • Kat 4.2

      The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is “pimping” our roading construction with inviting China Tiesiju Civil Engineering a subsidiary of China Railway Engineering to build the $400 million Penlink Toll Road Project, which will link State Highway One and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. We need to build our own roads and rail lines, surely……can’t we.

    • Ngungukai 4.3

      Treasonous ????

    • Aldousk 4.4

      “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was appalled to find out government officials were shopping out access to New Zealand’s fresh water, to overseas companies”

      So much for the “no surprises” policy that grossly overpaid soi disant “CEOs” of government departments are supposed to follow.

      • Sacha 4.4.1

        Would have been no surprise to the government at the time – some of them may even have known the foreigners being courted.

  5. weston 5

    Its time for a change imho time to remove THE DAILY REVIEW and replace it with a venue of more relevance .TDR gets very little attention perhaps because its regarded as an appendage to OPEN MIKE by exactly the same observers ?Whats required imho is a venue for people like myself who have to work during the day and need an interesting place to go when the day is done .Sure i could and do look to see what everybodies been up to on the various posts and comments etc etc but by an large the DAY is done an dusted and whilst a conversation is possible its also automatically problematic by the fact that the DAY SHIFT is knocking off etc .IF you happen to be reading this IPRENT would you please give it some thought ?i know you are very busy etc but i feel there is most likely a number of people out there in the woodwork so to speak who might be persuaded to come forth with the right marketing for want of a better word .Somewhere for insomniacs ….NIGHT COURT ?…..EVENING POST ?

    • Dennis Frank 5.1

      All that’s necessary to differentiate it and make it functionally useful is a brief compilation of the day’s highlights with appropriate links for anyone wanting to take an deeper look at topics. Daily Review is a good title, but commentators haven’t been providing a daily review, so someone with a reporting/editorial motivation is required to do so.

      • Kat 5.1.1

        I like to post in the afternoon evenings mostly and usually use the Daily Review to comment on topics that have arisen during that day. It seems its just a matter of the popularity of a particular topic that gets the most comments. I agree that “Daily Review” is a good title and perhaps a compilation of highlights could be a useful stimulus.

      • weston 5.1.2

        Why is it necessary to have nominated topics Dennis ?I thought like OM the subjects were up to our discretion but im not arguing for TDR to be tweaked im suggesting it be replaced because to an extent its irrelevant because the daily topics are invariably discussed on OM so whats the point ?

    • mickysavage 5.2

      DR was my idea. Sometimes it takes off depending on what happened during the day. Sometimes it is slow. It is not meant to be a replacement for Open Mike.

      We could see if there is someone willing to run a story of the day sort of post. But a volunteer would be good …

      With the picture I try to pick something of recent relevance and interest.

      • marty mars 5.2.1

        it’s not broke imo and doesn’t need fixed.

      • weston 5.2.2

        You make a good job of picking things of recent relevance too micky personally im not always interested in the daily topics in fact ive often had a gutsfull of them after listening to the radio all day !! I was kinda thinking of an anology between TDR and perhaps a bar somewhere that wasnt attracting customers or enough of them so therefore what would you do to turn it arround ?

    • Timeforacupoftea 5.3


      I think “Six O’clock Swill” in remembrance of pups closing time 1961 and 1967 would be a great title.

      Bar closing times were extended to 10 pm in New Zealand on 9 October 1967, three weeks after a referendum. An earlier referendum, in 1949, had voted three to one to retain six o’clock closing, but there was partial repeal of the law in 1961, which allowed restaurants to sell liquor until midnight but not hotel bars.

      • mickysavage 5.3.1

        Haha will think about that. Very working class but not necessarily a good thing …

        • Carolyn_Nth

          But also very masculine/patriarchal.

          PS: Was it actually working class? My dad was middle class and used to partake of the swill.

      • Kat 5.3.2

        And now for something completely different, its…….Not the 6 o’clock swill…….

      • weston 5.3.3

        Yep i remember it well Timeforacupoftea particularly when my old man would be carried inside completely toasted at about six thirty .His mates would bring him in throw him on the couch an beat a hasty retreat before mum would start figuring out how much he had spent !He was a happy drunk usually and would sometimes ad insult to injury by flicking us kids a handful of coins .

    • Sacha 5.4

      The issue with any evening post is finding moderators able to commit to managing it during those hours.

  6. joe90 6

    After Trump’s hatchet job on Iranian and Venezuelan exports, Saudi Arabia and Russia have control of the price of oil. Mission accomplished.

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman responded publicly to President Donald Trump’s recent spate of Tweets and statements concerning oil. While the President has been asking for Saudi Arabia to increase oil production to flood the market and keep prices down, the prince said no.


    • Still on about Trump?

      Are you an ex pat who enjoyed Obama signing off every Tuesday on drone strikes that massacred civilians ?,… I’m beginning to think you are…

      Or is the shit that you convey greater than the shitpaper you snickered at when Trump boarded a plane ?… in which case Trump probably owned the paper company that produced it?

      Yeah go on, produce another link that means jack shit except to your small amount of rabid Trump haters… does Trump look like hes concerned?

      He doesn’t even know ( or care) who you are.

  7. Oh , … and perhaps this has to do with politics…

    And David Paulides ‘ Missing 411’ and Dr Melba Ketchums ‘Sasquatch Genome Project’… have a wee look into it. Is capitalism really worth it?

    Cracking the Bigfoot Code (ThinkerThunker) – YouTube

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