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Daily review 09/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, April 9th, 2019 - 19 comments
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The Standard server – under the TV, 18th century pub table, and protected from the piddling and cable clawing kitten. Chicken wire – what every living room needs.

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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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19 comments on “Daily review 09/04/2019 ”

  1. Anne 1

    Lols. So, Andre was right the other day.

  2. joe90 2

    The bit about money laundering and tax crimes stands out.

  3. joe90 3

    White NBA player on race, privilege, and being an ally.

    When the police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you up a little.

    When they arrest him on a New York street, throw him in jail for the night, and leave him with a season-ending injury, you’d think it would sink in. You’d think you’d know there was more to the story.

    You’d think.

    But nope.

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba

  4. A 4

    This pisses me off. Where is Work and Income? The guy looking after his wife who’s been shot likely qualifies for a Supported Living Payment at a minimum as its not an asset tested benefit.

    Please pass this info along because the media and govt won’t and it goes from date of application.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018690264/it-s-very-hard-to-ask-for-the-money-families-of-mosque-victims-struggling

    PS chicken wire is the new correlated iron.

    • Cinny 4.1

      They are doing an interview on the funding right now on The Project re the donations

      Edit people should be reaching out to those who are suffering re the massacre, rather than waiting for those suffering to come to them.

    • Rosemary McDonald 4.2

      Hang on…..https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/pm-statement-christchurch-shooting-%E2%80%93-4pm-17-march

      “ACC is putting more staff on the ground in Christchurch, working alongside the Ministry of Social Development at the community hub at Hagley.

      For ACC – as I’ve said before immigration status is not a factor – it is based on the event happening here in New Zealand.

      In an event such as this – murder or manslaughter – the family is eligible for a funeral grant of around $10,000.

      There are also one-off payments for the deceased’s partner, children and dependents, ongoing assistance provisions for things like childcare and of course compensation for the loss of income.

      MSD is providing standard forms of financial assistance also, such as helping with immediate needs and things like one-off grants for food payments. It will also be working with individuals and families to consider ongoing needs, such as benefit support. ”

      Absolutely no reason why these people should have to go to the media. Either MSD are still slack arsed bastards or no one has pointed these folk in the direction of the MSD office.

      Nah, actually…there should be an MSD staffer (or two) at the bleeding hospital.

      • A 4.2.1

        Yeah, how freakin hard can it be?
        Would have thought the removal of bonuses would have improved the response. I guess not.

        I’ve often thought that people should just get whatever they need with MSD fighting it out behind the scenes with ACC or DHBs over who pays what.

  5. cleangreen 5

    Yes it grates on me too.

    Get going Labour as the clock is ticking.

    Government that is ‘kinder, caring, and inclusive’ = remember????

    • Chris 5.1

      When it comes to social welfare benefits and ACC for that matter Labour’s all talk and no trousers. Labour promising to fix the benefit system has become a standard joke. There’s very little point in even talking about it. Most people on the left don’t give a fuck about beneficiaries anyway.

  6. Peter 6

    A review of National Party culture and they didn’t talk to MPs? No, that’d never happen.

    • Cinny 6.1

      And they won’t release it until after the ‘parliamentary’ report at the end of the month…

      Is it because they want to find out which one is worse and then edit their’s to suit?

    • Muttonbird 6.2

      National Party culture is embedded in the values of its MPs, its members and its voter base and cannot be changed. They are the values of the greedy and the mean.

    • Muttonbird 6.3

      And further, the Nats refuse to say whether women MPs were a part of their so called culture review.

      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/04/national-party-refuses-to-say-if-women-mps-were-interviewed-in-culture-review.html

      Ross, now an independent MP, told Newshub on Tuesday: “[National] do have a culture problem where staff and MPs are thrown under the bus for the survival of the current leader of the party.”

      And Bridges and his office proved this in spades when they threw the ridiculously named emotional junior staffer under that very bus after the pathetic review into their own culture.

      Sounds like a fucked up review process which matches perfectly their fucked up values.

  7. KJT 8

    Some get it.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6xxvo4g

    “Financial Markets Authority (FMA) CEO Rob Everett has given a withering critique of the Milton Friedman principle of shareholder primacy, saying company boards and executives should “anchor themselves” in what’s good for New Zealand and the communities in which they operate”.

    “The model favoured by American economist Milton Friedman was never valid or sustainable”.

  8. Muttonbird 9

    I must say the opposition to Rimmer’s legal murder bill is very motivated and of a very wide base.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/04/lawyers-denounce-end-of-life-choice-bill-as-threat-to-maori.html

  9. marty mars 10

    Good points

    There is a churning sense of irony in the fact that a campaign created to amplify women’s voices is instead amplifying the voices of men. The silencing, albeit in a different, less obvious form, continues. This, in my mind at least, is not to say that men cannot write accurately, or empathetically, about sexual assault and power dynamics. It is also not to suggest that there aren’t male victims who have been part of the #MeToo movement also, as in those allegedly abused by Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer (though it is worth noting that it is the stories of abuse against women specifically that directors are choosing to tell). Weinstein, Spacey and Singer deny all claims against them. It doesn’t bode well for women in the film industry if, even in instances where they are the mobilisers of a movement, it is men who still dominate its narrative.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/09/the-metoo-movement-gave-a-voice-to-silenced-women-so-why-are-films-about-it-all-made-by-men

  10. A 11

    Adrian Orr’s speech – I really like the attitude they are taking here. Actually quite impressive for a Reserve Bank Governor. *Contains a fair amount of Maori language and mythology. As someone who is a freakin’ Maori it’s surprising how it changes the way I react to it.

  11. patricia bremner 12

    A, Thank you. That is a well spent 1/2 hour. Adrian Orr is a gift to our nation, a taonga.

    Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson certainly made excellent choices there with safe hands and though many will consider it impossible to rectify faults in the system, that looks like a great start to the mahi.

    The really heartening part is the consistent theme of improving life for all New Zealanders, and that this is being tackled from all directions.

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