web analytics

Daily Review 09/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 9th, 2017 - 39 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

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 …

39 comments on “Daily Review 09/05/2017 ”

  1. joe90 1

    Just a clown singing Pinball Wizard, to the tune of Folsom Prison Blues, of course.

  2. Pete 2

    I just saw Minister Jonathan Coleman rubbishing a petition presented about mental health. Not because of the issue but because some of the people giving it were well-known protestors or somesuch.

    Does that mean, using the same logic, that every single thing he says or does can be rubbished by people because they think he is an arsehole?

  3. JC 3

    Fuck Me! What a day!

    An open letter signed by over 12,000 people has been handed over to MPs, calling for an urgent review of the mental health system.

    “However Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has shut down the idea, saying the group behind the letter, Action Station, is a left-wing anti-government group.”


    Whanganui MP Chester Borrows, who has been found not guilty of careless driving causing injury at a protest, says his driving was “completely reasonable” given the circumstances.

    The minister, who was in the car with Mr Borrows, said she was aware of an aggressive social media post targeting her and feared a sex toy would be thrown at her.

    “I think I was probably most expecting that they would throw the sex toy at the car and I didn’t really want a photo or to be in the news with this thing near me.”

    Solid Energy CEO Tony King says he’s disappointed no one has been held to account”
    And states that” it’s about the willingness to accept risk”


    FFS! Like most I get up in the morning and accept risk!

    Did Helen Clark, or Hillary consider that….(Ed), or Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin, or VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, and or so many others who accept, and manage that as all part of their daily life!

  4. mpledger 4

    Can the women who got hit by Coleman’s car take him to court?

    • james 4.1

      For what – its been proven that he was not guilty of careless driving.

      • mickysavage 4.1.1

        Yes she can. The civil test (balance of probabilities) is less onerous than the criminal test (beyond reasonable doubt).

        • james

          What would be the “charge” be? would they be able to take a civil case for a criminal charge that they have been found not guilty of?

          Or do they have to come up with a seperate “charge”?

          • The decrypter

            Whatever james .Coleman would deny any charge.

            • james

              Well of course he would – he was not guilty. Would ‘you’ not deny a charge esp if you had previously been found not guilty?

              But I was serious on the question – I dont know how the system works for civil action.

              • Draco T Bastard

                Well of course he would – he was not guilty.

                Except that he really did do what he was charged with as the video shows.

                What we’re seeing here is a typical misapplication if the law that happens everyday as some people get off charges because of who they are while others get the book thrown at them because of the colour of their skin.

                • James

                  The courts have found him not guilty of what he was charged with.

                  He did something (as did the protesters) – but he expressly did not do what he was “charged with” because he was found not guilty of it.

                  • Draco T Bastard

                    Read what I said again.

                    • james

                      I did – you should as well:

                      “Except that he really did do what he was charged with …”

                      No he was charged with ‘careless driving’. And he has been found not guilty of that – so therefor he didnt do what he was charged with.

                      The fact that you disagree with the decision without having in the court and heard all the evidence just shows you have a predetermined result that you wanted. Hard luck.

      • McFlock 4.1.2

        If I understand the verdict, he carefully drove into people because he was afraid of a dildo, and this was right and proper.


        • mauī

          heh, you wouldn’t read about it! Time to replace the crown car fleet with dildo proof glass.

          Breaking news, crown car gear sticks to be replaced due to close similarities with a sex toy security threat.

        • james

          And indeed a leftie who tweeted a article with the headline about “a little bit of sexual abuse never heart anybody” – then a photo of the dildo with Paula Bennets name on it and the caption “your’e next bitch”.

          then the guy is there at the protest with a dildo gave no reason for concern at all?

          • McFlock

            Well, not enough to run someone over, in my opinion. although the courts disagreed. Oh well, so it goes.

            BTW, just because I think burrows is a cock doesn’t mean I think that some protestors can’t be massive cocks, too. I just reckon that phallusphobia is a memorable excuse for running someone over.

      • mpledger 4.1.3

        Assualt with a vehicle.

  5. The decrypter 5

    J C. Paula didn’t want really want photo or to be in the news with this thing near me ? I Understand the sex toy said that –typo I suspect.

  6. Andre 6

    Kids these days…telling it like it is.

    Shame it was only a Trump impersonator.


  7. mauī 7

    To lighten the load John Key appears in first Air Nu Zillind video:

  8. Draco T Bastard 8

    Kiwis’ private debts put the country at risk

    As Ireland’s GDP soared to stratospheric heights, the country’s homeowners enjoyed a massive property bubble. By 2005, the Economist ranked Ireland’s property market as among the world’s most overvalued (a distinction the magazine bestowed on New Zealand earlier this year), yet prices still went up, fuelled by indulgent lending.

    Irish banks saw the total stock of mortgage loans blow up from €16 billion in the first quarter of 2003 to a peak of €106 billion by the third quarter of 2008, about 60 percent of Ireland’s GDP for that year.

    As, one by one, private banks began to falter, the Irish government issued a guarantee of the debt on their books — an urgent measure designed to preserve the system’s liquidity and the solvency of the banks. This guarantee became a €64 billion bailout, which combined with falling tax revenue as a result of the contracting European economy, saw net government debt skyrocket to 119.5 percent of GDP in 2012, from just 23.9 percent in 2007.

    Ireland’s mounting debt became too much to handle. In 2010, it conceded the banking crisis was too large for it to handle alone. It applied to the IMF and EU for an urgent loan to prop up the banking sector and its own government spending. An urgent €85 billion bail out was granted within a week. Ireland entered an era of punishing austerity, and ceded control over certain budgetary decisions to its creditors. Its national debt remains high at 78.6 percent of GDP.

    If any moral can be drawn from this Gaelic parable it is that despite a government’s discipline, bad private debt can quickly become public debt in the midst of a financial crisis. This is a problem that should give Joyce pause for thought, had he not had many months to contemplate it already. The Economist is not the only authority to point the finger at New Zealand’s housing market, the IMF and even the Reserve Bank of Australia have also expressed misgivings.

    Where we’re headed, especially under a National government, is towards a massive meltdown of the economy due to private individuals being too far in debt but we shouldn’t just blame National for this as it was 4th labour that brought in the ideology that causes such bubbles and 5th Labour continued it.

    • adam 8.1

      You should look at the looming crisis in the US around student loans, and what they doing with them. I wonder if they are on sell the debt here in NZ as well, probably as they desperate for profits – even if it undermines economics and peoples lives.

    • DoublePlusGood 8.2

      Shouldn’t Ireland just have let the banks fail. That would cause far less long term damage, surely. No use just selling out your country so it can be looted for decades by the IMF.

      • Draco T Bastard 8.2.1

        Shouldn’t Ireland just have let the banks fail. That would cause far less long term damage, surely.

        Yes they should have and the NZ govt should have let all the finance companies and banks lose as well.

        The rich, who would have lost everything if the banks had failed, wouldn’t allow that to happen and the politicians work to what the rich want and so entire countries get placed into hock to keep the rich rich.

        No use just selling out your country so it can be looted for decades by the IMF.

        It’s good for the rich who get the money that they loaned out back – not so good for everyone else.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Celebrating the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    [Opening comments, welcome and thank you to Auckland University etc] It is a great pleasure to be here this afternoon to celebrate such an historic occasion - the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is a moment many feared would never come, but ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Supporting disabled people to stay connected
    The Government is providing $3 million in one-off seed funding to help disabled people around New Zealand stay connected and access support in their communities, Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The funding will allow disability service providers to develop digital and community-based solutions over the next two ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Voluntary saliva testing offered to quarantine workers from Monday
    Border workers in quarantine facilities will be offered voluntary daily COVID-19 saliva tests in addition to their regular weekly testing, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. This additional option will be rolled out at the Jet Park Quarantine facility in Auckland starting on Monday 25 January, and then to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Next steps in firearms buy-back
    The next steps in the Government’s ambitious firearms reform programme to include a three-month buy-back have been announced by Police Minister Poto Williams today.  “The last buy-back and amnesty was unprecedented for New Zealand and was successful in collecting 60,297 firearms, modifying a further 5,630 firearms, and collecting 299,837 prohibited ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago