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Daily review 09/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 9th, 2020 - 18 comments
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  1. ScottGN 1

    One week to go. I’ll vote on Election Day like I always do. By mid to late next week, after the last polls have been published, I will have decided whether or not it’s best to give my party vote to the Greens this election. Yikes! Can’t wait it for it to be over.

  2. Dennis Frank 2

    Chloe, on the campaign trail: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300125603/election-2020-an-uphill-battle-for-chle-swarbrick-in-auckland-central

    Law and pharmacology student James Rosendale​ sees Swarbrick on the Symonds St pavement. They share personal anecdotes and discuss the cannabis legalisation and control referendum. Swarbrick seems genuinely engaged, remarking on the interesting combination of subjects he studies.

    Rosendale says he’s concerned about some people peddling misinformation during the campaign, especially around the cannabis referendum. But he says the tone of this election, and politics in New Zealand generally, is positive. It’s that, as much as any policy, that seems to give him hope. “I’m very appreciative of New Zealand, where you can have friends with very divided political opinions but you can still be friends without being attacked for your view.”

    At Britomart, Swarbrick stops for a moment to check her phone. It’s a supportive message from her dad, who she says always used to be a National voter. “I grew up in a Tory household. That largely came from Dad’s background in finance.”

    But the global financial crisis was a tipping point, convincing Swarbrick that economic policy shouldn’t be focused on growth at all costs, but about taking care of people.

    Swarbrick had wanted to be a journalist. But news reporting is not the best career for someone keen to publicly voice strong political opinions.

    “I don’t think we realise that everybody comes to everything with life experience and biases and prejudice. Those aren’t inherently bad or negative things,” she says. “But what they are inform the points of view we take towards the world.”

  3. weka 3

  4. ScottGN 4

    @weka 1.1

    My party vote would ordinarily go to Labour. And if the election was close it would this time too. But I think it’s clear National has no pathway to power at this point. Barring a last minute disaster Ardern looks on track to win an historic mandate. Therefore I can afford to look at the wider picture and, while the Greens annoy the shit out of me most of the time I want them in the parliament. Likewise I’d be happy if the Māori Party managed to get back too.

    • Alan 4.1

      have you changed your mind after watching The Project tonight?

      • observer 4.1.1

        I don't generally like them having politicians as guest hosts (it's usually painful and fake, everyone pretending to be cool friends). But Marama and James did well.

        In simple terms, they aren't "up themselves". Unlike quite a few others over the years.

  5. Peter 5

    3 News @ 6:00

    Tova O'Brien trying to get someone to talk about National downsizing their venues for their big election night parties. Venue for 1000+ to one taking 300?

    THEY ORDERED A BIG POWERFUL BUS – THEY NEED A MINI

    They should bunk in with Act at their do.

  6. ScottGN 6

    @Alan 4.1

    No I don’t have a telly. Been watching the polls. I actually think the Greens will be fine but I’m keeping that party vote for them in my back pocket just in case. And I’d really like them to better than bloody ACT.

  7. Sacha 7

    A case for Dennis, frankly. 🙂

    • PaddyOT 7.1

      As wonderful as Jacinda’s work has been , her efforts may not have surpassed others who meet Nobel criteria to win tonight.

      I think David Attenborough now 94 will win meeting the newer criteria of the Nobel prize as he rounds out a lifetime of work culminating in his stunning climate change message for some years now.

      " Since World War II, the Peace Prize has principally been awarded to honour efforts in four main areas: arms control and disarmament, peace negotiation, democracy and human rights, and work aimed at creating a better organized and more peaceful world. In the 21st century the Nobel Committee has embraced efforts to limit the harm done by man-made climate change and threats to the environment as relevant to the Peace Prize."

      https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/Nomination

      Over 300 nominees with strong contenders including BLM, WHO, and U.N.’s refugee organization, and there's Saudi Arabian activist Loujain al-Hathloul also a political prisoner.

      https://time.com/5897275/nobel-peace-prize-2020-favorites/

      Live streamed here tonight

      https://www.nobelpeaceprize.org/Events/Announcement-live-video

      • observer 7.1.1

        I don't want Ardern to win, for her own sake. The frothing frenzy from the haters would reach a new level of nasty, too much to bear.

        And as she said herself, there are others worthy.

      • Grey Area 7.1.2

        Thanks for the link. The World Food Programme takes it out.

      • Stuart Munro 7.1.3

        Jacinda has a long career in front of her, and good prospects of another crack at it. Better though, if we avert the crisies for a bit.

  8. ianmac 8

    I think that it was the Mischevious Hooten who spread the Jacinda rumour.

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