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Daily Review 10/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 10th, 2016 - 45 comments
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45 comments on “Daily Review 10/03/2016 ”

  1. Anne 1

    Oh dear. I confess to being a bit of a grammar junkie. My biggest moans are:

    Bought. Brought.
    Loose. Lose.
    Choose. Chose.

    Otherwise intelligent people are forever getting them the wrong way round.


  2. ianmac 2

    We done nothink wrong!

  3. dv 4

    On one news tonite
    ANOTHER computer system upgrade problems – this time WINZ

    • tc 4.1

      Yup such sound managers this rock star govt.

      Slash n burn, force some of your mates on them, plunder then blame them when it gets out.

      Not all of it gets out.

  4. ScottGN 5

    Nice piece on TV3 news tonight outlining National’s Northland problem and the possibility it might spread to the Whangarei electorate at the next election. Apparently rumours are swirling up there that Shane Jones may stand for NZ First. The sitting member was too scared to answer a perfectly innocuous question from the reporter and, a not very pleased looking John Key had to move things along.

    • Bearded Git 5.1

      Thanks ScottGN. Enjoyed the look on Key’s face. Peters wouldn’t comment on the Whangarei electorate….even if Jones doesn’t stand (which I guess he will) Peters will milk it. Genius.

      • Anne 5.1.1

        What’s happened to Brook Sabin? Does he no longer work for TV3…?

        • Grindlebottom

          Appears not…

          Describes himself as a “wandering journalist”. On an OE I imagine.

        • Kiwiri

          Paying the price for annoying Judith so many times at the airport when she had just got off the plane in Wellington

    • Olwyn 5.2

      ScottGN@5: Surely he will have to change his tune on the TPPA if he stands for NZ First? Isn’t Winston dead against it?

  5. The Chairman 6

    Former Labour MP Shane Jones now selling the TPP

    • weka 6.1

      At least he’s in the right party now.

    • Kiwiri 6.2

      He was one of the many Helen Clark mistakes.
      Quite a few of us said at the time that he was the wrong person in the Labour caucus.
      Actually, despite the honest attempt at rejuvenating the Labour ranks, Helen made very many mistakes and most of them are still there, especially several prominent careerists.

      • Colonial Viper 6.2.1


        • Muttonbird

          I don’t think it was Clark’s fault Shane Jones is a porn-loving party-hopping fatso.

          What happened to personal responsibility?

          • Kiwiri

            It wasn’t (just) the porn

          • Colonial Viper

            Oh, it’s not Clark’s fault that Shane Jones is a porn loving party hopping fatso.

            It’s Clark’s fault that he was a Labour MP.

            • tc

              Yup That was a wtf moment for many labour folk, especially those with knowledge of jones as an elite iwi boot boy who wasn’t that well liked on the right either as Shane is all about Shane.

              The dumbing down and shifting to the muddle has continued since.

            • Ad

              Although he was and is popular, funny, connected, well funded, charismatic, effective, policy-coherent, persuasive, and otherwise what Labour needs in spades.

              • Jenny Kirk

                sorry Ad – I can think of another set of attributes he also has which Labour does NOT need even in small doses.

              • TC

                If you want instability and no loyalty yup jones is your man.

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