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Daily review 12/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, September 12th, 2019 - 17 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

17 comments on “Daily review 12/09/2019 ”

  1. Fireblade 1

    National Party Ad Misleading

    "The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found against a Facebook advertisement promoted by the party attacking the Government's proposed 'feebate policy' and the accompanying fuel efficiency standard. The ASA said it was likely to mislead consumers".


  2. Fireblade 2

    Famous Chinese Bridges

    Three of the Bridges are bent, twisted and look a bit slippery.

  3. A 3

    Lastest from DFA and Joe Wilkes looking at the Auckland property market

    – some units (obviously desperate for immediate sale) went for 1998 prices

    – Wilkes pointed out why bother buying off the plan when you could get a better deal by buying an older property

    – developers holding completed properties back to avoid competing with themselves

    – National Party already talking about removing the foreign buyer ban if elected (this will boost liquidity and cause a price rise)

    • weka 4.1

      that was good. I laughed at the bit at the end, straight faced bold. Got him a follow on twitter.

      • weka 4.1.1

        A couple of video clips from a longer lecture, where Blyth says that the UK will have a tough-ish time post Brexit but in 5 years everyone (in the UK) will have moved on and not be thinking about it. Doesn't quite fit with his analysis of globalisation putting the bottom 30% into estates and policing them because presumably there will be more movement across that middle class/underclass line.

        His theory about Corbyn's real agenda is to destroy the Tory Party was a good listen, although I like the guy who tweeted that this is secondary to Corbyn's genuine concern for working people.

        • adam

          That was great wee video. The Tories are tearing themselves apart – it's been quite wonderful to watch.

          Sadly, I can't believe people brought into the whole antisemitism smear – mind you some people will believe any old bastshit crazy conspiracy theory.

          • weka

            I assume the MSM rabble rousing has a lot to do with it (and presumably dirty politics?).

          • Im right

            'conspiracy theory Adam?' like Jacinda didn't know about sexual assault till she read it in The Spinoff this week?!


            [Do you want to hear my conspiracy theory? If it looks like a troll, sounds like a troll, smells like a troll, reads like a troll and worst of all thinks of itself as hilarious, it is a stupid little dick troll. Banned for four months – Incognito]

            [I have another conspiracy theory: a troll will never change its spots. Upgraded to a permanent ban – Incognito]

  4. ScottGN 5

    So Trudeau has nipped next door to see the GG and the Canadian Federal election is underway. After falling behind in the polls earlier this year due to the SNC Lavalin scandal the Liberals have clawed their way back into contention to be the frontrunners for, at least minority government after the poll on Oct 21.
    Here in NZ perhaps Labour could usefully profit from lessons in how the Liberals in Ottawa are going to swing it.

  5. greywarshark 6


    Teaching our history: Call for public debate

    The announcement has received broad backing across politics, with the National Party on Thursday saying the Government's decision to teach more history was a step forward for the country.

    But the National Party's education spokeswoman, Nikki Kaye, says a significant public debate is now in order to decide exactly what will be taught, and the Government needs to show it has a plan to allow that to happen.

    "This isn't like another area of the curriculum. It cuts to the core of national identity, who we are and where we come from … It can't be a once-over-lightly," Kaye said….

    The New Zealand Principals Federation, meanwhile said it was "delighted" with the announcement.

    "If you really get underneath this idea of teaching history, it's actually about changing hearts and minds and the mind-set of what is actually a racist education system," federation president Whetu Cormick said.

    Separately, Kaye said she was concerned the Government had also not set aside separate funding for the changes yet, but was going to run them out of baseline education funding this year.

  6. Ankerrawshark 7

    A very late reply to Chris T around National and mental health spending.

    National came to power in 2008 and finally got around to funding mental health to a tune of what was it, something like 22million. This is as opposed to labour who got going with new initiatives as soon as they came to power and then after the inquiry have committed billions.

    i work in the industry. Let me assure you that when National came to power in 2008, great primary health care initiatives were cut radically. The difficulty in accessing secondary care eg crisis teams hospital beds reach crisis point and gps and other health professionals often gave up trying to access the services their patients needed.

    mental health services under National were a disgrace. No if no but no maybes

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