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Daily review 11/09/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 11th, 2020 - 13 comments
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  1. Ad 1

    Great weekend for knocking on doors team.

    Arden is resplendent this week.

  2. Peter 2

    TVOne and TV3 news going on like the world is going to need because there's not going to be a rugby tournament here. And Collins, "Australia has beaten us again," would have been spitting about the Government changing the rules for a sport if the rules were changed.

    And her idiot supporters the same.

    • Chris T 2.1

      I wouldn't say the world is going to end, but it is a bit of a joke when the America's Cup teams are apparently fine.

      At the end of the day all people want is consistency and IMHO the govt isn't exactly basking in it in a few cases now.

      • Peter 2.1.1

        Are the logistics the same running a six team rugby tournament with the preparation phases and the tournament itself, as sailing a boating event?

        Since there is a yachting event shouldn't there be consistency with allowing people to attend church services and funerals?

        Do you know the financial ins and outs which along with Covid-19 protocols saw the tournament going to Australia? Or the rugby politics side of it? e.g regardless of covid-19 restrictions were the South Africans always going to want to play in Australia? Who were the people on the Sanzaar Board who made the decision?

        What 'concessions' was the Government prepared to make re Covid-rules? Did they differ from venue to venue? Or were all games in New Zealand to be played in one place?

        Speaking of consistency, I saw the Queenstown Lakes District mayor upset that they had put much work into making a case for match or matches and all the attendant goings on. It was do-able according to him.

        I haven't seen any reaction from the current MP for the district. National MP Hamish Walker used to be really quick to get himself in the news and especially super fast to criticise the Government for what he wanted to make out was poor performance.

        The players and planes weren't coming for India or Korea so welcoming them into the area would be okay by him I suppose. And while containing incomers from those places wasn't possible if they were going into isolation it would have been safe to have rugby players coming in form South Africa, Argentina and Australia. What the hell? How ironic a number of the Argentinian squad have covid-19."

        • Chris T

          "Are the logistics the same running a six team rugby tournament with the preparation phases and the tournament itself, as sailing a boating event?"

          Would imagine so given the amount of support staff needed for an America's cup team.

      • Gabby 2.1.2

        They'll be doing the bubble isolate thing won't they. Apparently the setheffrikkins and argintinians didn't wanna.

  3. Just Is 3

    It must be bliss for the National party on the campaign trail, they can promise anything they like knowing they'll never have to redeem their them.

    Todays announcement on EVs would have you thinking they'd be looking to go into a Coalition with the Green Party.

    What's the bets if they were elected they would reneg on their promises.

  4. ScottGN 4

    Collins can’t mandate EVs using bus lanes. That’s in the purview of local government and they already rejected the idea back in 2016 when Simon Bridges thought he could strong arm them into it.

  5. Byd0nz 5

    So it’s bus lanes for buses and rich people in EVs is that Nats idea of equality of the classes.

    • Chris T 5.1

      Agree it is kind of a nothing policy.

      The way I have seen it over seas is people with multiple passengers can use them.

      (Did bring up some humorous instances of fake heads and blow up dolls though, but that just added a humour aspect)

  6. RedLogix 6

    The key names in the next generation nuclear game are Alvin Weinstein (who invented the MSR and ran the 1960's ORNL program), Kurt Sorenson (the NASA engineer who rediscovered the old documents in 2000 and spent a decade trying to get the world to pay attention), Ed McPheil (the ex-Navy engineer who has more reactor design experience than the almost anyone else) …. and Lar Jorgensen whose company Thorcon is probably closer to a real live MSR than anyone else.

    Here is Lars giving a decently accessible explanation of where they are at. These guys have signed a MOU with the Indonesian govt just this month to build a 50MW pilot plant. Climate change solution within reach:

  7. greywarshark 7

    Ousted Rio Tinto boss in line for up to £32m despite sacred cave demolition

    Rio Tinto's chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques could collect up to £32m of shares after he was forced to quit the mining giant following its disastrous decision to blow up 46,000-year-old sacred caves in Australia in a search for iron ore.

    The Anglo-Australian company announced that Mr Jacques is leaving by mutual agreement following an international outcry after it demolished the Juukan Gorge rock shelters, which were regarded as one of the country's most important archaeological sites.


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