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Daily review 10/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, April 10th, 2015 - 33 comments
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Josie Pagani hospitalThis is an experimental post to see how a second open mike type post would work.

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standarnistas 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.

33 comments on “Daily review 10/04/2015 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Gawd Josie Pagani is uncomfortable about publicly funded news and current affairs because the content is able to be influenced. Never happens with private current affairs of course. I believe members of Act would be sympathetic to her view.

    (7:15 in http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/panel/panel-20150410-1614-investigative_journalism-048.mp3)

    • tc 1.1

      What’s known in the trade some ways back as ‘rent a quote’, these days that’s got a whole new dimension going on after nicky published his piece.

    • Anne 1.2

      Sorry, Can’t listen to that gormless woman any more. She shows her lack of understanding of NZ political/government history every time she opens her mouth but doesn’t know it. She thinks she’s “so awfully clever”.

    • Tracey 1.3

      What did you think of Farrar’s “research” about media “opinion” measured in negative or positive response to their articles in relation to Labour and NationaL?


      Timing is 3 days before announcement of dumping of Campbell Live.

      • Anne 1.3.1

        He had the call from the PM’s Dirty Political team (no doubt still operating out of the PM’s Office but minus Jason Ede) to do a hatchet job on media political coverage aimed at covering their asses when the Campbell Live shit hit the fan. It didn’t work this time.

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    Executing John Campbell & the dying art of being Pākehā

    The show is an anathema to the free market because you leave thinking the dollar is not the point of the journey and that those who worship it are a bit disturbed. For Mediaworks, for the government, for other corporates, the message of unity of Campbell Live is a heresy; their ratings and profits depend on our disunity and desire to climb over each other to the goals they set. And so our country sits on the edge of a knife.

    That, I think, sums it up perfectly. The psychopaths don’t like being challenged.

    • Yes, a very good post that shows a deeper dimension to what Campbell Live manage to do – and why that might not be to some people’s liking.

      I also liked the Chomskyan phrase that the programme represents, especially in that deeper dimension, “the threat of a good example” (relative to other offerings).

  3. saveNZ 3


    New petition to advertisers to keep Campbell Live

  4. I find these incidents to be far too common.

    Nearly 1000 people have signed a petition to have a Native American doll removed from an Auckland mini golf course display.
    The doll, that has been labelled a “grotesque caricature”, is part of the Lilliputt Around the World Minigolf course at Sylvia Park shopping centre and depicts a Native American man sitting in a tepee…


    “NO ONE gets to decide how indigenous people represent themselves, except members of the group themselves. This is a basic tenet that cannot be broken unless the group decides it can be.”


  5. weka 5

    Yellow pohutukawa this time, under threat by the Taranaki Regional Council. Good write up,

    The Maori history of those trees adds another dimension altogether. For the yellow pōhutukawa originated only on Motiti Island which is the turangawaewae (loosely translated to home territory) of Ngai Te Hapu. They knew those yellow flowered trees were special. The decision to allow Sir Victor Davies access to plant material from these trees was made with hapu (sub-tribe) blessing. This is what makes those yellow specimens a taonga – a valued treasure that was gifted. In so doing, it conferred prestige upon the receiver but also an obligation to respect that taonga down the generations. It is a concept that is part of our New Zealand history. Maori need no explanation of what is a strong and enduring cultural value. An increasing number of non Maori New Zealanders also understand and we have come a long way in the last 30 years incorporating that dual heritage of our country.


  6. Atiawa 6

    Like saying Yasser Arafat was too close to the PLO, I have had Labour party members say they didn’t vote for Andrew Little during the membership leadership vote because he was too closely aligned to unions. How the fuck does that work?
    If ever a party require’s a good clean out of wine sipping middle class out of touch bleeding heart liberals it has to be Labour.
    Little deserves stronger grass-roots support than what he’s currently receiving.
    If you really care about inequality and it’s outcomes for families and society, involve yourself in Labour politics. Take it over electorally, get some like minded friends together, stand for office – don’t talk about it, do it.

    • jenny kirk 6.1

      Yes ! This is what is needed Atiawa ! get active peeps, and take part in political action.

      • aspasia 6.1.1

        +100 Jenny. We are nearly at the centenary of the Labour Party, founded by the unions. Unite (though not affiliated to the LP) has just shown how collective bargaining can deal to zero hours contracts. Many of our other major social ills like inequality should be addressed by union membership and collective bargaining. This is so elementary it should not need to be stated but…Here’s a short clip from the wonderful UK Institute of Employment Rights on collective bargaining.

  7. Draco T Bastard 7

    New Ozone Destroying Gases on the Rise

    The researchers found that while the amount of ozone depletion arising from VSLS in the atmosphere today is small compared to that caused by longer-lived gases, such as CFCs, VSLS-driven ozone depletion was found to be almost four times more efficient at influencing climate.

    Dr Hossaini explained: “Due to their short atmospheric lifetimes, VSLS break down and destroy ozone in the lowermost part of the stratosphere. This is important, as a molecule of ozone lost in this region has a far larger impact on climate than a molecule destroyed at higher altitudes by longer-lived gases.”

    We just don’t seem to be able to get anything right. Jump in and use stuff without considering what damage it can do.

    • Colonial Rawshark 7.1

      You should therefore consider taking a much more conservative and precautionary approach on the introduction and use of new technologies.

      • Draco T Bastard 7.1.1

        I’m all for use of the precautionary principle but I don’t think we should get stuck in the mud either.

        In this case and many others like it it’s the use of various artificial compounds without knowing their effect upon living organisms or life supporting cycles that has been and is the problem. Use of mechanical technology doesn’t have these issues per se although production of those mechanical technologies can due to the use of nasty compounds such as the use of fluoric acid in the production of microchips.

    • Poission 7.2

      The paper has been analysed by the SMC ,there is a better perspective to the sources of short lived bromine which may surprise.


  8. Lanthanide 8

    I think this post should be made at 5:30 rather than 6:30.

  9. adam 9

    Now Easter is over, and most people have given up thinking about Jesus. I’m going to bring him up.

    Easter a time to remember why Jesus died, and his message. Putting aside, creating heaven on earth for the return of Jesus. Putting aside theology of otherworldliness. Why do a the majority of Christians here and around the globe sit and take this liberal economic lie? Why has there been a wholesale setting aside of the mission to liberate people from misery?

    Take this country, we have a government and a Prime Minister who think it is OK to lie. Blip here has a list – Richard Nixon would be horrified by John Key.

    The Key government lead a society which thinks it’s acceptable to abuse and crush the poor. With a Minister and an ex-Minister of Welfare, running headlong towards abandoning any responsibility, and their Christian duty to help those less fortunate.

    This is a government far removed from Christianity, it has given up on morality and has embraced a love of money.

    No wonder so many Christians do not want to vote – no wonder so many Christians are otherworldly. This is a government of ‘do as you please’, and ‘make a quick buck’ – they should stop the prayer at the start of parliament – they are not Christians, they have no benevolence, no fellowship, and most of all – they have no love in their hearts.

  10. Philip Ferguson 10

    You might be interested in some material on how Jesus wasn’t actually a Christian, but a Jewish revolutionary: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/jesus-wasnt-a-christian-he-was-a-jewish-revolutionary/

  11. Philip Ferguson 11

    Last week, I wrote about a very important strike in the south of Ireland.

    Some 6,000 Dunnes Stores workers went on strike against uncertain hours, and for better pay, job security and union recognition: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/6000-dunnes-stores-workers-strike-in-south-of-ireland/

    I’ve now done a follow-up piece on management response (victimisation, intimidation, etc): https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/after-the-strike-dunnes-stores-tries-punishing-and-victimising-workers/

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