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Daily review 11/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 11th, 2020 - 16 comments
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  1. Anne 1

    I recommend the new RNZ podcast series "The Service" to all Standardistas. It is an enormous help to anyone who was impacted by the anti-nuclear stand off with the US and Britain in the 1980s.

    My personal jigsaw is almost complete.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/the-service

  2. gsays 2

    The clean-up continues, Gone with the wind gone, now Chris Lilley.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/netflix-pulls-chris-lilley-shows-featuring-blackface/12342814

    I hope Spike Milligan doesn't get reviewed.

    • I Feel Love 2.1

      Meh, just watch on another platform or buy the DVD, networks can cancel any show they like.

  3. SPC 3

    So the Cooks are allowing us to go there for holidays – but until our government agrees to a bubble we would have to quarantine for two weeks on return.

    So a place without the virus, is a place travelling Kiwis could get the virus – so we would need to quarantine. Because some other Kiwi traveller might be an asymptomatic case and infected us before we returned home. The risk is no greater than the same occuring here under Level 1.

    For mine the government should priortise the Cooks for incoming Kiwis, the numbers will not be large and the risk is risible. Maybe require people to get a doctors certificate – negative test result (no recent time OE or contact with those recently returned) required for the Air NZ flight.

    • weka 3.1

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Travel (Mfat) said it was having high-level discussions about a potential "travel zone" with some Pacific nations but needed to manage risks.

      The Cook Islands has never had a case of Covid-19 and while New Zealand has no active cases, officials haven't ruled out there could be asymptomatic people who could still spread the deadly virus.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12339050

      Maybe it's about not infecting the Cook Islands.

      • SPC 3.1.1

        Deciding for them?

        The Cooks have opened their own borders to us and requiring a quarantine for those returning is of a design to deter Kiwis from going (flights their uneconomic if half full) – because there is zero chance that by going to the Cooks and back people would be any more at, or of, risk than staying here and being active under Level 1.

        • weka 3.1.1.1

          It's a novel contagious illness and we still don't know everything about how it spreads, nor is the testing necessarily sufficient. Seems reasonable to be cautious and work through due process. Which they obviously are. It's not like they're going yeah, nah.

          • SPC 3.1.1.1.1

            Their window is closing. Their businesses are running out of capital. We should at least allow them July August with Kiwis before the September bubble with Oz (which then makes us a risk to them).

            • weka 3.1.1.1.1.1

              I haven't kept up, is Labour intending a Sept bubble with Oz?

              Completely agree we should be doing Pacific bubbles first. I wish we were doing all this through a climate emergency frame though. Seems daft to rush to a new international tourism when the climate issues in that aren't being solved or even looked at seriously.

      • SPC 3.1.2

        Basically we're coveting the economic gain and risk of a bubble with Oz, and thus must keep apart from Pacific family until there is a vaccine.

  4. Fireblade 4

    The Māori Party has labelled new National leader Todd Muller a “racist” while ruling out working with National post-election.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/m-ori-party-launches-extraordinary-attack-nationals-new-leader-calling-him-racist

    • Incognito 4.1

      We are confident that we are going [to] have policies that will lift educational achievement, lift incomes, and ensure we do the best possible for Māori in New Zealand. [my italics]

      At 1’24’’

    • Robert Guyton 4.2

      Well, he has just had melanoma removed from his (pakeha-pale) skin – what does that tell ya???

      smiley

  5. Westiechick 5

    When Todd Muller says National governments are better with the economy (like he did today) could he please, please be asked what exactly the Clark/Cullen government, in his opinion, did wrong economically, and whether he would agree that Cullen’s strategy of paying down debt was of assistance to NZ when the GFC hit?

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