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Daily Review 12/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, April 12th, 2016 - 27 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas 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 …

27 comments on “Daily Review 12/04/2016 ”

  1. Gangnam Style 1

    “Duncan Garner ‏@DuncanGarnerNZ 6m6 minutes ago

    Late notice – but we asked the PM on tonight to clear up why he has money in a foreign trust here in NZ, he has said no. @TheStoryNZ TV# 7pm” – seems everyone is suffering from “KDS” today!

    • Kiwiri 1.1

      Antipodes Trust Group Limited = tip of JK’s secret foreign trusts iceberg
      He will deny or distract as much as possible
      Catch him if you, or anyone, can

  2. weka 2

    Two examples of the limited options women have for stopping sexual assault.

    Content warning in links for descriptions of sexual assault.

    Prominent NZer not convicted of indecent assault on two girls.

    Mr “Prominent Man”‘s defence was very simple. The girls were “lying.” They “had their reasons.”

    See, here’s the thing. I don’t believe you, Mr “Prominent Man.” I think you were grooming the girls so you could keep sexually abusing them. I think that’s why you were buying them things. I think it was going to get worse – as one girl said, she was scared you were going to rape her – and I think the best outcome of this whole travesty is that the girls actually got it to stop. And not only that, because everyone knows who you are, I’m hopeful you’ll never be allowed anywhere near children – of any gender – ever again, because those around you, even if they care about you, will be wondering, just wondering, and won’t want another child to be hurt by you.


    Naming a predator/abuser on social media.

    Earlier this year several women spoke out on social media about their experiences with [ ], founder of [ ] and a prominent member of the New Zealand music community. Alex Casey and Duncan Greive spent two months interviewing those women, along with their friends and family. The interviews, along with emails and chat logs, are the basis of this feature. All the women’s names have been changed to protect their identities.

    (I’ve taken the name out, ts mods can decide if it should be published here).


    Good work by all three writers.

    • left for dead 2.1

      That prominent nzr, lawyers are a disgrace, and the simplistic arguments he used from what I heard were very disagreeable to me too say the lest. Pissed off


      • Jenny Kirk 2.1.1

        Yep – me too !

      • James 2.1.2

        He was found innocent. Yet you guys talk as if he was guilty – and that’s a problem. You don’t know the guy, you did not hear all the evidence and don’t seem to be able to accept that the people who did do not believe he commited the crimes.

        Weka. You understand that there was not sexual assault in this instance right?? You have to remember that there are limited options for the innocent party in this matter as well.

    • sabine 2.2

      i hope the girls will be left alone now by the prominent NZ’ler.

  3. weka 3

    The water debate goes from the ridiculous to the ridiculous. At least we are being honest now, we’re willing to destroy our environment if we get paid for it. Enough with the pathetic excuse framing though.

    Pushing for swimmable waterways would destroy the livelihood of the Manawatu, according to a regional councillor.

    On Tuesday Horizons councillors voted against pushing the Government to aim for a harder target than wadeable waterways.

    “It is just not physically possible unless you want to destroy the livelihood of this region and the agricultural sector by imposing those sorts of standards for every day of the year,” Palmerston North councillor Murray Guy said.

    The region’s waterways had to contend with silt from hills after major storms, and effluent coming off paddocks after heavy rain, he said.

    When the council debated the issue, Guy ​had similar reasoning.

    “You can’t expect every stream in the country to be swimmable for every day of the year, for every year of the decade.”


    • millsy 3.1

      It is official. Money/Profit > clean water.

      Cool. now we have that sorted.

      Feel free to email him to give him a blast: m.guy@xtra.co.nz.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.2

      “You can’t expect every stream in the country to be swimmable for every day of the year, for every year of the decade.”

      Sounds like a PR line. A line that will get people to nod their heads sagely and agree.

      Thing is, they used to be swimmable every day of the year and our actions shouldn’t change that. If not destroying the environment will endanger livelihoods then those people are in the wrong job. No job should endanger peoples actual lives.

      • weka 3.2.1

        He’s also conflating occassional events, like floods, with permanent pollution form farming, in an attempt to set up a false argument.

        • Draco T Bastard

          Of course he is. As I say, RWNJs have to lie because reality always proves them wrong.

    • Jenny Kirk 3.3

      The region’s waterways had to contend with silt from hills after major storms, and effluent coming off paddocks after heavy rain, he said.

      And WHY is the silt coming off the hills after heavy storms ? because all the vegetation that would have stopped it, has been chopped down.

      and WHY does the effluent come off paddocks after heavy rain? because there is no vegetation between the paddocks and rivers to stop it going into the waterways.

      It wouldn’t ruin the farmers to do a bit more planting here and there, and it would do wonders for the environment and the waterways if the, and the councillors were a bit more responsible .

      • maui 3.3.1

        I think I have heard Mike Joy say that even planting is not enough to stop pollution, you have to destock paddocks if you want to clean streams and rivers. That makes sense if each cow is producing something like 25 litres of urine a day times that by a 100 or more cows in a paddock… Planting is at least part of the solution though and it would stop those eroding stream bank you always see driving through the country.

      • Draco T Bastard 3.3.2


        Well said

  4. joe90 4

    Search ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks database.


    • Molly 4.1

      Such a vast amount of work has gone into that database. The visual representation of individual entries provides further clarity.

  5. mike 5

    Love the Photo.
    Two midgets between tokes

  6. adam 6

    Can I just say – A BIG thank you BLiP,

    For years you have being keeping a well documented, and researched list of all of this Prime Ministers lies, and the lies of this government.

    At this point I have been able to pull out that list to prove to people that there is a systemic problem with this government, and the way they do business.

    For that, Thank you my friend.

    Hugs and Bikkies.

  7. Draco T Bastard 7

    National proves that it doesn’t understand human rights:

    Mr Finlayson said that Section 7 notices, which are attached to legislation if they breach the Bill of Rights, did not prevent the passage of the law.

    “Some of the Society’s members may want an entrenched bill of rights allowing the courts to strike down laws made by a democratically elected Parliament. However, that is not the law of New Zealand under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.”

    He added: “It is bizarre for the Law Society to accuse the government of undermining the rule of law on the grounds that it observes the law as it is, not as the Law Society would want it to be.”

    Just because the law allows the government to piss all over human rights doesn’t mean that human rights aren’t breached when it does so.

  8. Draco T Bastard 8

    This pic shows it as it is. And the correct response.

  9. Robertina 9

    Have spent 30 minutes tonight with someone in a call centre deinstalling Microsoft 10, which I had not wanted to install in the first place, and then a bit later another box pops up saying a Microsoft 10 upgrade will start in 59 minutes. The call centre has since closed, and I just wondered if anyone knows a straightforward way to stop this from happening?

  10. Draco T Bastard 10

    Half of families denied full benefit increase

    The Government’s $25 a week benefit increase for parents is due to kick in today, along with a new obligation for parents of 3 year olds to seek work.

    “Despite all its grandstanding about the historic benefit increase, the Government has designed it so that half the families that gain on the one hand, will lose on the other,” Green Party social development spokesperson Jan Logie said.

    Typical Tories. They just can’t stand others having money.

    • Colonial Viper 10.1

      They raised base benefits for half the families.

      That’s a damn sight better than what other governments have done over the last 30 years.

      • Draco T Bastard 10.1.1

        True. In fact, most of them have cut benefits – including this one which they did at the same time as increasing benefits.

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