Daily Review 09/11/2017

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30 comments on “Daily Review 09/11/2017”

  1. Heather Grimwood 1

    Great role model Trevor, and emphasises so well the Government’s policies for children.

  2. Anne 2

    I sometimes despair of Chris Trotter but every now and then he comes up with a brilliant gem. And his latest effort is one of them:


    Sorry Jacinda and company but “relentless positivity” is not going to win the day! It will help raise the spirits of supporters, but it will be trashed by the govt.’s opponents. Already those opponents have won a major battle that will haunt the govt. for the next three years.

    Thank goodness Winston Peters is there, and lets hope he teaches them how to beat the bastards at their own game. He knows all the tricks of the trade… he’s been there.

    • Ad 2.1

      The Prime Minister is already delivering on the plan outlined before election day, and on her coalition agreements.

      You can patronise her with the “relentless positivity” phrase. Her popularity may well eclipse that of Key. Hers is already more substantive because she delivers.

      • Anne 2.1.1

        If you choose to interpret my comment as “patronising” Ad that is your prerogative, but that was far from my intention. Her positivity is a good thing and will win many people to her side, but at the same time she and her parliamentary colleagues will be on a hiding to nothing if they underestimate (as has happened time and again in the past) their Nat opponents’ ability to play very, very rough. The Left should have won this last election with a much healthier majority but they didn’t due to the DP machine. That machine is being overhauled, oiled and worn out parts are being replaced as we speak…

    • tc 2.2

      Nah most will see it for what it is after nearly a year of trumpomania.

      Over time, with a consistent narrative focused on their wrecking job, national will be correctly seen as the ugly side of corporate owned political entities.

      NZ first appears to be what national used to be and that’s the real fear for them if Winnie creates a legacy based on good old kiwi social values.

  3. Carolyn_Nth 3

    This may well have more and wider public impact than the Nats’ cynical and underhand power games.

    It is a very startling presentation of the desire to change the culture of parliament, away from the old patriarchal, abusive, combative model, towards something, not only family friendly, but flax roots community friendly.

    And all this in the relevant context of paid parental leave.

    John Campbell included an interview withe Trevor Mallard cuddling babies, in tonight’s checkpoint.

  4. millsy 4

    Is Simon Bridges positioning himself for National leader?

    • tc 4.1

      The smarmy one with a dodgy ministerial record will do nicely. My what a selection.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 4.2

      Oh I do hope so 😈

      • The decrypter 4.2.1

        Yep -note the kiss curl is u hu glued in place now, a sure sign of great things to come.

        • Whispering Kate

          He looks totally dodgy, right out of a 1920’s speakeasy, running illegal hooch. And, his speech needs serious remedial work. I wouldn’t trust him under any circumstances and nobody else should either.

          • greywarshark

            That’s my impression too exactly.

          • mac1

            He got dealt to by Shane Jones in the House today. How can a man named Bridges live with the constant reminder of promising to build 10 bridges but achieving none. To the merriment of both sides.

            And then have the Speaker call you Peter or some such and have to remind him that your name is Simon. And then tell you that he was lenient with you because you weren’t used to having to frame questions to Ministers.

            The Nats would have to be well desperate.

            Nah, Nikki Kay on today’s showing. Joyce tried hard but his testy finicky attempt at point scoring was well dealt to by a very direct and earnest to the point of impassioned Robertson, Collins glowered under her coiffure and Woodhouse got put in his well-earned place.

            And Seymour postured. Later he fulminated on the evils of socialism and how the government wanted only to keep people in their poor place!

            Great moment from Hipkins when he offered Seymour a Government supplementary because he stuffed up on his one and only question.

            Great sport, really, Parliament today.

            • mac1

              My apologies to David Seymour. The clown talking about socialism was David Bennett. I assumed from the rhetoric it was Seymour. See the post “Doofus of the Week”. (could have been me, getting that wrong!)

    • Ed 4.3

      A not so goodfella

  5. Ed 5

    I’m sure our media is the same as the UKs.

  6. Ad 6

    Top work National: 9 years and the only substantial NZX listing – Xero – delists out of NZ. Barely makes a profit off $187m, and even that’s before interest, depreciation, tax etc cuts in.

    Key’s NZ went nowhere.

  7. Sparky 8

    If you are serious about privacy and want to keep the roaches at bay this is a good place to start:




  8. Ed 9

    NRT. Are there too many farmers?

    ‘As if poisoning our rivers wasn’t enough, farmers are now asking whether we have too many native birds:
    But why is the natural habitat of native birds too small? Because greedy farmers cut it all down. And now they’re using that past destruction to problematise and oppose attempts to remedy it.
    Perhaps the real environmental problem we face here is not too many native birds, but too many farmers.’


    • That has been true for awhile. We should be reducing the amount of land given over to farming to be no more than 25% of our land area. It’s presently at ~54%.

  9. joe90 10

    Orange Julius goes full emperor.


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