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Daily Review 12/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 12th, 2018 - 24 comments
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24 comments on “Daily Review 12/12/2018 ”

  1. Kat 1

    Another day, more inane questions in the house from the opposition. Apparently the PM is “dancing on a pin head” because there are strikes, lots of strikes all caused by the govt this year. Nothing to do of course with nine years of National govt growing a boil full of social and industrial pus that this govt has lanced.

    But hey, hasn’t Tony Ryall turned out to be such a great guy since “leaving politics”.

    • Chris T 1.1

      I think you are understating how much crap the govt are going to feel over this Air NZ stuff.

      Warranted or not, it will hit Labour.

      People are frantically trying to rebook now even if it probably won’t happen

    • Fireblade 1.2

      John Key is on Air New Zealand’s board of directors, why doesn’t he pull rank and sort it out. Show some guts John.

  2. joe90 2

    Translation: best you don’t come home.

    Putin: No one knows of alleged Russian spy Maria Butina https://t.co/rYB54PvXSL pic.twitter.com/ZJEYdfWlYS— New York Post (@nypost) December 11, 2018

    #NewProfilePic#FreeMariaButina pic.twitter.com/JbNKxBLIua— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) July 19, 2018

  3. Sabine 3

    who is the concerned geezer with the t-shirt? should we know him?

  4. Johnr 4

    Two pieces of prose caught my attention of late.

    Geoff Murphy recently deceased film director of many iconic kiwi films. As quoted by Ian Mune. “The only certainty in life is DOUBT…..I think.

    Linda Hellanin on radio live was trying to encourage a discussion on what makes men cry. This txt was sent. “When I heard that you, Sainso and Mitch Harris were made redundant, I felt sad. Then I learnt that Garner and Ryan Bridge were staying on, I cried”.

  5. Gabby 5

    So now the ockies are trying to deport aboriginal people. Real peaches.

    • millsy 6.1

      I’m picking May will win. The Stories aren’t keen on her, but nor they are of Trump in tails and the poor man’s poor man’s Churchill.

      Brexit will be pushed out a year to give everyone breathing space.

  6. patricia bremner 7

    Pleased to see Air NZ and the Engineers and Cleaners have come to an agreement and the Union will vote. Well done. The costs of winning began to look grim for Air NZ… especially when it was reported they wanted to cut existing conditions, and costs to reimburse passengers could be 10 times the cost of their fares. Sense prevailed.

    • Fireblade 7.1

      Well done to the PM for publicly speaking about the issue and applying subtle pressure when needed.

  7. joe90 8


    So what we’re saying is… Richie Hardcore is the new Whale Oil? #nzpol— Nicola 🍠🦵 Gaston (@nicgaston) December 12, 2018

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