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Daily review 10/09/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 10th, 2020 - 24 comments
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  1. Robert Guyton 1

    Cheer up! At least you're not an other-than-human creature!

    "The populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have fallen by more than two thirds in the last five decades, a new report reveals.

    The World Wide Fund For Nature’s Living Planet Report, released on Thursday, describes a catastrophic decline in biodiversity.

    Global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles decreased on average by 68 per cent between 1970 and 2016, the index reveals."

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/122691267/nature-being-destroyed-at-a-rate-unprecedented-in-history-new-report-warns

  2. joe90 2

    heh

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2020/09/09/former-sheriff-joe-arpaio-makes-cameo-video-arizona-furry-convention/5761920002/?

  3. Janet 3

    It would be revealing to know exactly who is returning to NZ in these times.

    New Zealand born citizens?

    How long have they been away from New Zealand?

    Less than one year ,1-5 yrs, 5 -10 years, 10 years or more?

    How many of these are classified as tax paying New Zealand residents while off-shore?

    How many not?

    People not born in New Zealand but have a NZ passport that they are now currently using to get into New Zealand ?

    How many years have they previously lived in NZ in total?

    How many are New Zealand work visa holders and are their skills currently needed in NZ?

    I would also like to see a list prioritising the rights to come/ return to NZ in these times.

    For example I think it blatantly unfair, that domiciled New Zealanders are unable to be reunited with their non NZ wives/husbands or long standing partners because those wives /husbands and partners happened to be out of NZ at the time the Covid shutdown was implemented, yet , we have New Zealanders now returning who scarpered from NZ to avoid paying student loans, beginning in the early 1990s. These self-indulgent people are being prioritised over the happiness of long standing NZ residents and are and freely coming back in.

    • Muttonbird 3.1

      This is a massive issue. Absentee freeloaders given residency under the John Key government are now taking advantage of New Zealand's Covid effort.

      • RedBaronCV 3.1.1

        Yep it's a massive issue – post election I'd like to see a start on permanent resident visa's cancelled for those who haven't been ordinarily resident for a period of time.

        And there has just been some bloke on tv1's News telling us how we should all be grateful that these returnee's are pumping house prices and taking jobs as we are not mobile enough and therefore we won't pick up new ideas.

        Regardless we can be sure that the super selfish form a large part of the queue.

        • Draco T Bastard 3.1.1.1

          I just want to see permanent resident visas cancelled. If people living on them wish they can damn well finish the process the process and become citizens. If they don't want to become citizens then WTF are they living here?

          I'm pretty sure that NZers living here have plenty of ideas. The problem is that they're not supported to bring those ideas to fruition as the capitalists take all the wealth for themselves.

          • RedBaronCV 3.1.1.1.1

            We've managed with home grown talent in the past and yes we need to focus on it and pay it well. The resident visa's and even citizenship gained too quickly are just a ponzi scheme resulting in rip offs of our systems.

            But looking at some of the stuff we've created over the years from Marine Air systems, a thumbnail sized electric motor from F & P ( I've always wondered if that vanished into the US defence system for mini drones),Pulse data, Scott tech we also need to keep them from vanishing into foreign hands

  4. Muttonbird 5

    More fallout from the Mt Roskill Evangelical Church cluster. Already disadvantaged Maori and Pacific students are being kept away from classes.

    This is a double failure of the community health approach. Firstly, it hasn't prevented some people disregarding health messages as not applying to them resulting in needless transfer of infection. And secondly, because of that increased uncertainty after the initial community response failure, the message to get kids to school is also ignored.

    The most vulnerable are suffering further because of a small group of evangelists and because of the failure of community lead Covid response.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12363864

    • Treetop 5.1

      Learning packs need to be made available. The Ministry of Education could have been better prepared. A lot for Hipkins to deal with as a minister, 2 difficult portfolios and the upcoming election. Nerves of steel are required

      It is my understanding that teachers are only doing class room lessons and not online. For some students who are not attending school can they get lessons in small groups away from school. Surely something can be arranged to be on TV. An education hub needed to be set up and access to it or community rooms for students who do not have online equipment for a level 2.5. Utilising trainee teachers may be doable.

      Education is important, so is being comfortable at school.

      • Muttonbird 5.1.1

        Teachers can't do distance learning and onsite learning at the same time. It’s one or the other.

        • Draco T Bastard 5.1.1.1

          So, we need more teachers then?

          • Treetop 5.1.1.1.1

            Yes and a mobile teacher who can cover a few subjects, (the essential subjects). I do not think the relief teacher model covers a pandemic situation. Even children attending a half day and 2 sessions is better than missing a full day.

    • Andre 6.1

      Didn't have a wasp problem around my place this last summer. Very unusual. I had been planning to get certified for Vespex and start putting it out, but there just weren't any around. Maybe someone else beat me to it.

  5. greywarshark 8

    This from the feed on the right. No Right Turn Idiot/Savant

    What's wrong with Labour? The end of yesterday's RNZ health debate says it all: Do you have private health insurance? Reti: "I do." Hipkins: "Yes, I do." Hipkins is Minister of Health. But it turns out that he won't be waiting in the queue with the rest …

    • In Vino 8.1

      He reminds me of John Key on private schools: "The classes are smaller."

      I guess you could start with, "The waiting lists are smaller."

      But it does not finish there: if you have medical insurance you also get more expensive procedures resulting in quicker healing (eg, keyhole surgery), which you are less likely to get uninsured. And a much posher hospital room with your own TV plus nicer food.

      Until you have any kind of real complication, upon which those profit-gouging private bastards will instantly shunt you off to a State Hospital, because that is where all the competent complication-handlers are.

      A disgusting rort. Maybe Hipkins is so young and naive that he is not fully aware.

      If he knows all this, he is an utter hypocrite who deserves no honest person's vote.

      • Draco T Bastard 8.1.1

        He reminds me of John Key on private schools: "The classes are smaller."

        He also said that it was more about who is children would meet in private school.

        Quite important that because it was telling us that the Old Boys Network was still in play.

        Until you have any kind of real complication, upon which those profit-gouging private bastards will instantly shunt you off to a State Hospital, because that is where all the competent complication-handlers are.

        In NZ the doctors working in the private sector hospitals and those working in the public hospitals are the same people.

        As I say, private healthcare in NZ causes a massive misallocation of resources that leaves many people in avoidable pain and suffering. We could end a lot of that suffering if the doctors working in the private hospitals treating queue jumpers just worked steadily through those public queues.

    • gsays 8.2

      I listened to that. I was supposed to dislike Reti. He came across real well.

    • Queues in private clinics too ; currently 2 month delay for cataract surgery in Auckland.

      • Draco T Bastard 8.3.1

        Yeah, we need some serious development of new doctors through our education system. Making it free would probably help along with support for ongoing development.

  6. millsy 9

    Two words: Rau Williams. Left to die like a dog back in 1997 because National would have rather cut taxes than ensure our health system was decently funded.

    There will be more such deaths if National get back in.

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