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Daily Review 08/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 pm, April 8th, 2015 - 39 comments
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John Key ChickenThis is an experimental post to see how a second open mike type post would work.

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standarnistas 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.

39 comments on “Daily Review 08/04/2015 ”

  1. Tracey 1

    I do forget to be kind to others here. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Wairua 3

    What about being kind to animals ? The SPCA might have something to say …

  3. b waghorn 4

    According to Campbell live restaurant brands chain is ditching zero hours contracts!
    Labours parental leave bill will have the numbers thanks to Winston s win if it gets drawn again. On the news tonight.
    Planet keys got the wobbles.

    • Lanthanide 4.1

      Wow, restaurant brands ditching 0-hours contracts really is a big move. I bet First Union will be tickled pink, and will be able to leverage this against the other miscreant employers.

      • b waghorn 4.1.1

        Unite was the union that got a mention ,never had anything to do with unions but good on them.

    • b waghorn 4.2

      Hosking s just pulled the ” if you can’t afford you’re kids why did you have them” speech out while talking about the child support changes.

      • Scintilla 4.2.1

        But what are they replacing zero hours with? Staff at countdown can get offered as little as 6 hours a week, guaranteed, with the hope a worker might pick up more. I would be very surprised if anyone gets 20+ hours a week guaranteed, to replace zero hours. Then winz tops them up if they are earning less than the dole threshold. Is this really what a rock star economy looks like?

        • weka

          rock stars need minions

        • b waghorn

          I guess we’ll have to wait and see hopefully the workers will at least be freed from having to be on call for free

        • Lanthanide

          It is expected everyone will get 80% of the hours they had in the past 3 months.

          Guy from restaurant brands on the radio is somehow saying they don’t actually use 0-hour contracts at all, so there isn’t really any change in how they operate.

      • tracey 4.2.2

        At least he is consistent. he bashes beneficiaries for the same thing.

        If you divorce or separate and have children from that partnership, and then marry or live with someone with kids already or who you choose to have additional kids with… do you not do so with knowledge of how many kids you are responsible for nurturing?

        Just as many beneficiaries already have children when they lost their job or became ill or disabled… then choose to have more children while in that situation.

        • b waghorn

          It would be nice if there was a movement to get rid of the horrible little man from our TV.

  4. Clemgeopin 5

    Margaret Thatcher movie tonight, ‘The iron Lady’ on Prime from 8:40 pm. Finishes at 10:50. Meryl Streep acts as Thatcher.

    • Anne 5.1

      Thanks for that Clemeopin. Streep is a brilliant actress. Should be worth a watch.

      Could I just say about “Daily Review”. I hope it continues because I think it will be invaluable when parliament is sitting. So often people comment on something they saw or heard in the debating chamber, but it gets lost on Open Mike by the end of the day and therefore doesn’t always receive the response it deserves.

      • felix 5.1.1

        Indeed Anne.

      • mickysavage 5.1.2

        Thanks Anne. It started at the worst possible time, at the beginning of a holiday period but I have enjoyed the discussions. They are more relaxed and it is a bit like having a beer with a few mates at the end of the day to work out what happened.

  5. mickysavage 6

    So a blogger that breached a name suppression order gets name suppression after he is charged …


    • Clemgeopin 6.1

      It didn’t say if it is a ‘well known’ blogger. Is he?

      • mickysavage 6.1.1

        Don’t know. A crude google search revealed a site that was a bit naff. The offence dates are between December 2012 and July 2014 so the prominent Kiwi presumably is not included.

    • Weepus beard 6.2

      The end result of all this is that eventually all our names will be suppressed and no-one will be able to refer to any one else by name.

      That will be fun.

      • Anne 6.2.1

        lols. We’ll all have official pseudonyms supplied by the State and only the State will know who we are.

        George Orwell… where are you?

        • ropata

          And people say that it is cowardly to write on the internet with a pseudonym. Here we have the courts advocating anonymity…!

      • tracey 6.2.2

        those who use blogs will be ok, used to not having a name.

    • weka 6.3

      “Their names and images, which were specifically suppressed by Justice Winkelmann at sentencing in the High Court at Auckland, are still up on the blog.”

      Does that mean NZ law is basically powerless to remove such content, or that no-one bothered to do it?

    • tracey 6.4

      Ohhh the irony… Is he the guy associated with Penny Bright and the lot who run the website about Judges and corruption?

  6. More FM – sad, mad and bad – racist wankers

    “Willie Te Aho of Aotearoa Kapa Haka Limited described More FM as, “a bunch of thieving, silly and stupid people who need to get their heads inspected, perhaps even drug tested”.

    The post on More FM’s website has since been removed however the images are still circulating on social media and debate as to the use of the images continues to cause a stir online.”


    “Yes it is racist, yes it is disrespectful, yes it is offensive and disgusting – although these photo manipulators know not what they do, that is just not good enough.”


  7. KJT 8

    The Tom Tom brand name case, on Campbell live, made me think about how we are going to hold conversations, or blog, when every possible word or phrase in the English language has been copyrighted, or taken as a brand.

    Like “Master builders” taking the name of those who have “mastered their trade” for their group, many of whom are neither “masters of their trade” nor qualified builders.

    Or Harrods, who would not let someone use their own name on a store.

    Or University lecturers who pontificate about “plagiarism” when their entire lecture is lifted straight from the textbook.

    Those who grab all possible variations of likely to be in demand, domain names to on-sell.

    How much of the commons, of language and expression is now being monetised, for longer and longer periods.
    Especially by those who have no connection to the original apart from opportunism.

    • ropata 8.1

      Disclaimer: trademarks used in this blog comment are held by their respective owners. all other rights reserved. this comment is copyright in perpetuity, or until hell freezes over, or until the heat death of the universe; whichever happens last. ®©™

    • Sans Cle 8.2

      “Every poet is a thief”…..now who could have said that before me? :/ sarc

  8. miravox 9

    I see the police Code of Conduct is being revised.

    Sexual misconduct, theft, dishonesty and corruption have been added as ‘serious misconduct’

    ‘Insubordination’ (publicly criticising the Police) has been removed altogether.

    Playing catch-up, but at least they’re now playing. Weird that in the Police they finally acknowledge that people in powerful positions need constraints, whereas CYF checks and balances on people with authority over children are being dismantled.

  9. Looks like Campbell Live to be axed.

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