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Daily review 09/11/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 9th, 2021 - 30 comments
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  1. Ad 1

    OK Aucklanders we should have our credit cards cleared by now. Let's Shop!

    Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Official Music Video) – YouTube

    • gsays 1.1

      I get your point.

      Interestingly I learnt watching the recent Beasties doco that it is very rare for their music to be used in advertising.

      "The ban on the use of tracks has been in place since Adam Yauch’s death in 2012. According to Rolling Stone, the former rapper indicated in his will that “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes.”"

      nme.com/news/music/beastie-boys-destiny-2-advert-sabotage-2140846

    • Cricklewood 1.2

      Imagine lining up outside Sylvia park two days ahead so you can get a $150 dollar voucher… have to be keen or desperate

      • SPC 1.2.1

        Pay day loans (a lot of people have no savings).

        One or two or three together … and one wonders how many are also place holding for others … got the muscle to complain …

  2. pat 2

    Auckland vaccination rates

    Waitemata 92% first dose 84% second

    Auckland 95% first dose 87% second

    Counties Manukau 90% first dose 81% second

    and a $200 million plus incentive added today

    https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-data-and-statistics/covid-19-vaccine-data

  3. gsays 3

    This is part of the reason why I have little (see what I did there?) hope of the conditions negotiated during the Nurses strike having any teeth.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/126933160/palmerston-north-hospital-staff-frustrations-boil-over-at-board-meeting

  4. joe90 4

    See, no mandate. Just vaccinate or pay.

    Eighty-five percent of people in Singapore eligible for coronavirus vaccines are fully vaccinated, and 18 percent have received booster shots.

    But the Singaporean government said Monday that it will no longer cover the medical costs of people “unvaccinated by choice,” who make up the bulk of remaining new covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city-state.

    “Currently, unvaccinated persons make up a sizable majority of those who require intensive inpatient care, and disproportionately contribute to the strain on our health care resources,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday.

    “Covid-19 patients who are unvaccinated by choice may still tap on regular health care financing arrangements to pay for their bills where applicable,” the ministry added.

    https://archive.li/wXPEp (wapo)

    • Macro 4.1

      Good idea!

    • Patricia Bremner 4.2

      Singapore has done this. Unvaccinated will have to pay.

      • Cricklewood 4.2.1

        Gotta say, thats a very slippery slope in a NZ style health system.

        The model Singapore uses is quite different which enables their approach. As a rough comparison I guess you could say similar to compulsory Kiwisaver but a certain amount must be saved for health care.

        • joe90 4.2.1.1

          When Covid first emerged the Singaporean government said hospital treatment would be directly funded by the state.

  5. pat 5

    "Reports from the Water Industry Commission for Scotland, reviewed by engineering firm Beca, suggest between $120 billion and $185 billion is needed over the next 30-40 years to get water systems across the country up to standard."

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/what-you-need-to-know/452865/three-waters-what-you-need-to-know

    The rational behind 3 waters is that local authorities will be unable to 'afford' the infrastructure required….if local authorities are unable to afford the required investment, who does central government expect to pay??

    • Ad 5.1

      The entities will have their own balance sheet and hence be able to raise their own loans. The book value will be fully stripped away from local government to enable this.

      But more importantly, the new entities will set their own water charges – and you can guarantee they will premium the fuck out of water and wastewater and industrial charges … and the new one will be charges for stormwater.

      But they are still working on a price regulator … after they've confirmed the whole thing will be compulsory anyway.

      • pat 5.1.1

        so the answer is…the same people will pay but somehow because of a marginal interest rate saving it becomes affordable…..bullshit

        • Ad 5.1.1.1

          It's like Wellington pollies think we all have different pants pockets for rates, another for taxes, another for basic utilities … when in fact it's all coming out of whatever Jo Citizen has left after rent.

          It is serious bullshit, and in its current form this bill should be stopped.

          • RedLogix 5.1.1.1.1

            You may be right sod it.

            The bit that pisses me off is that opportunities like this to get it right only come along once or twice a generation.

      • Cricklewood 5.1.2

        Lets not forget some very large salaries… and lots of them…

    • Nic the NZer 5.2

      Hopefully central govt will be funding more of the water infrastructure. Otherwise its not going to be any different, but as far as I know this is well understood around 3-waters already. See the rail network for how this goes without central funding to put into investment.

  6. joe90 6

    On the bright side.

  7. joe90 7

    On the difficulties and options to achieve net zero.

    And more crucially, these experts say, aiming for zero isn’t aiming low enough. We’ll have to remove some of the carbon that’s already in the atmosphere. “We're almost certainly going to pass 1.5 in the next few decades,” says Hausfather. “And so the only way to get back down to 1.5 C is to actively suck carbon out of the atmosphere. There's pretty much no other way to do it.”

    “The reality is that we didn't do what we should have done 30 years ago, which is to reduce our emissions back then enough so that we wouldn't be in the situation where we are today,” agrees Pasztor. “Now it's too late simply to reduce emissions.”

    https://www.wired.com/story/its-time-to-delete-carbon-from-the-atmosphere-but-how/

    • RedLogix 7.1

      Well yes.

      And that narrows the options down a lot. Just 'shrink and share' doesn't do it – not even close.

    • gsays 7.2

      The simplest way I know of doing that is to plant trees.
      Along with that we can be pyrolising all the slash and trim from out of existing forestry.

      • RedLogix 7.2.1

        Yup. Absolutely part of the mix. Interestingly a lot of these trees are growing anyways.

        https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018819147/we-have-enough-land-for-a-trillion-trees

        I don't support everything Pearce says – but on this he has a strong point:

        Despite gloomy headlines, quite a lot of reforestation is already happening.

        “In lots of places forests are starting to regrow, usually because farmers are abandoning farmland, it's happening quite a lot in Europe, particularly Southern Europe, where populations are getting quite old, and people are abandoning their farms.

        “In Eastern Europe where the old collective farms disappeared after the collapse of the Soviet Union, people again just walked away.

        "Even in parts of Africa where people are moving to the cities and leaving behind farms. Wherever people abandon farms, trees come back,”.

        This trend gives Pearce hope.

        • gsays 7.2.1.1

          Any leads or pointers to anyone that makes a large commercial kiln/retort in Aotearoa?

          I have found a huge horizontal bed kiln which is great as it is geared up for the collection of pyroligneous acid (wood vinegar) and syngas, which I suppose could be used to keep the pyrolosis going. Unfortunately it is in The States.

          http://biochar.info/?p=en.horizontal_bed_kiln

          Ideally a mobile unit would be great to use at various forestry sites.

  8. Cricklewood 8

    The home islotation system is already under pressure according to Ashley Bloomfield. MOH is trying to find additional resources.

    Its only early days for fucks sake if its already struggling how the hell is it going to cope with easing restrictions and increased numbers?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-delta-outbreak-infected-aucklander-isolating-in-caravan-feels-scared-abandoned-by-authorities/MNSETJSPHV23HYOEQH2QMDDVUI/

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