web analytics

Daily Review 12/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 12th, 2017 - 34 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

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 …

34 comments on “Daily Review 12/09/2017 ”

  1. ‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil – The …
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/10/world/americas/brazil-amazon-tribe-killings.html

    Absolutely despicable.

  2. And this is why you don’t vote Labour:

    A New Zealand Labour government will still want to be part of the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal but only if it allows for foreigners to be banned from buying existing homes, opposition leader Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday.

    Still not listening to the people of NZ and putting in place what business wants rather than what the people want.

    “It is an agreement we want to be part of, but we also want to maintain our ability to legislate under our laws to protect what is an overheated housing market,” Ardern said.

    And the only way we can do that is to remove ourselves from all FTAs.

    • Yeah certainly sounds iffy , I was under the impression Little was generally against the TTPA thing not so long ago…

    • lurgee 3.2

      She was a very poor on Morning Report when Espiner was asking her about new coal mines and Greens in cabinet. Kept refusing to give yes / no answers, or even a proper inbetween reply.

      Sounded awfully like a politician.

      • Hanswurst 3.2.1

        Yeah, well I hate to break it to you, but she is one. Labour is a centrist party that lives or dies on being able to form coalitions with any of a number of options. Providing an unequivocal answer would be simplistic, stupid, and saddled with an unacceptably high probablility of ending up being wrong. Nothing in the answer changes the simple and obvious fact that the way to vote for no new coal mines is to vote Green.

        • lurgee 3.2.1.1

          Point is that people will be less interested in her if she behaves and sounds like a typical politician. Her best asset up till now is that she hasn’t appeared to be just like the rest of them. The more she does, the more likely people will stop thinking they’ll vote for Labour.

          It would have been perfectly simple for her to say, “No, I can’t give you a guarantee there will be no new coal mines,” instead of waffling about it not being part of her vision for the future of New Zealand, or whatever it was she said.

          Ditto, Greens. How difficult is it to say, “If we coalesce with the Greens, then I expect they will have a cabinet minster.”

          It isn’t like they aren’t making plans for just that eventuality.

  3. ScottGN 4

    Norway’s Conservative governing coalition has claimed a narrow victory in that country’s elections
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/11/norways-rightwing-coalition-set-to-retain-power-by-slender-margin

  4. billmurray 5

    Re; latest News hub poll,
    The Greens and the MoU are standing in Labours way.
    The MoU is a pox on Labour.
    If Labour hope to improve and win, then the MoU must be discarded by Labour, NOW.

    • No, it’s the only the MoU that will see Labour and Greens win.

      We haven’t had a single party with an outright majority of the vote since 1951. It’s only MMP and coalitions that have given us given us governments with an actual majority of voter support for a long time.

      We’re not going to see any government without a coalition.

      • billmurray 5.1.1

        Draco T Bastard,
        Wanna bet ?.
        I know it is late, but IMO the Greens are the anchor on Labour.
        Labour would surge without the MoU and the Greens.

        • Draco T Bastard 5.1.1.1

          Or we could see an even greater drop in voters as even more people don’t have a party to represent them.

          Why do you insist that I shouldn’t have a party to represent me?

          Because I can assure you, Labour doesn’t.

          • Macro 5.1.1.1.1

            Labour certainly doesn’t represent me either – and hasn’t for at least 30 years.
            Labour obviously represents B M, but Labour is a noose around the Green’s neck, and are standing in the way of progress. They have no ideas as to how to properly tackle rising GHG emissions – wanting to retain an ineffectual ETS. They are only tackling Homelessness and Poverty in NZ around the edges, and have no ideas wrt to dealing with the continued degradation of NZ’s biodiversity, nor stopping the destructive extractive industries which have a devastating effect on NZ’s environment.

            • Draco T Bastard 5.1.1.1.1.1

              Yep but people are voting for them because they won’t really change anything and so they can continue on as if nothing has changed. That’s why business has come out in support of them – they know that Labour will continue with the same failed ideology.

        • Robert Guyton 5.1.1.2

          Surge, SURGE, I tells ya!

        • lurgee 5.1.1.3

          Labour would surge without the MoU and the Greens.

          You think the Greens are going to dissolve themselves two weeks before an election to help Labour?

  5. ianmac 6

    Remember Bryan Bruce on Tv3 tonight 8:30-9:30.
    “Who owns NZ now?”
    The housing crisis.

  6. AsleepWhileWalking 7

    My baby, 19yrs, voted today.

    No idea who for but she said she was most concerned over housing and I know it wasn’t National. Proud of my little muffin.

  7. Ad 8

    Just at David Parker’ s water presentation in Wanaka.

    Real grumpy farmers here, but his slide show on rivers and farming is outstanding.

  8. Andre 9

    Gotta say, that’s a flattering image of English that the Herald is using on the poll story. When I first saw it I thought GAHHH, they’ve brought Bannon over.

  9. ianmac 10

    Watching Bryan Bruce on Tv3 now. Crikey. English/Joyce will be furious. Bryan’s program exposes the disastrous lack of Government action which Canada and Australia and UK took especially in relation to Rich folk buying Visas with big investments. Why are House prices so high? Watch him and weep. English will rubbish him tomorrow of course.

  10. Graeme 11

    So National negotiated a FTA with Korea that allowed Koreans to buy property here, but allowed Korea to restrict our right to buy in Korea?

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/339279/labour-pushes-for-foreign-buyer-ban-in-south-korean-fta

    “The New Zealand-South Korea Free Trade Agreement was signed two years ago, after five years of negotiation.

    Ms Ardern said South Korea and Australia had both retained the right to stop foreign buyers and New Zealand should too.”

    W.T.F.

    • Pat 11.1

      National couldn’t negotiate a foreign buyer ban like the Australians….it is their only economic plan….a plan that they have no intention of unwinding and a plan that will ultimately crash the economy….fuck wits.

  11. millsy 13

    I should have known this would happen as soon as the farmers started sqeauling like stuck pigs.

    Doesn’t look good now.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Tokelau Language Week reminds us to stay united and strong
    Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this year’s theme, ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pacific trade and development agreement a reality
    Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker welcomed the announcement that the Cook Islands is the eighth nation to ratify this landmark agreement. “The agreement represents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Securing a pipeline of teachers
    The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching. “When we came into Government, we were faced with a teacher supply crisis,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “Over the past three years, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Border exceptions for a small number of international students with visas
    The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people in New Zealand remains the Government’s top priority. Tight border restrictions remain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed
    The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • International statement – End-to-end encryption and public safety
    We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 resolution of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Ministry of Defence Biodefence Assessment released
    The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards and Threats looks at how the NZDF supports other agencies’ biodefence activities, and considers the context of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020
    New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020 Hon David Parker’s response following Thomas Piketty and Esther Duflo. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever in the world you might be. I first acknowledge the excellent thought provoking speeches of Thomas Piketty and Esther ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Kaipara Moana restoration takes next step
    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today at Waihāua Marae between the Crown, local iwi and councils to protect, restore and enhance the mauri of Kaipara Moana in Northland. Environment Minister David Parker signed the document on behalf of the Crown along with representatives from Ngā Maunga Whakahī, Ngāti ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • New Zealand and Uruguay unite on reducing livestock production emissions
    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa Rica.  The project called ‘Innovation for pasture management’ is led by Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • 3100 jobs created through marae upgrades
    Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta have announced. “A total ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Health volunteers recognised in annual awards
    Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The health volunteer awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give many hours of their time to help other New Zealanders,” Mr Hipkins ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Community COVID-19 Fund supports Pacific recovery
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery strategies, initiatives, and actions. “I am keen to see this Fund support Pacific ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Community benefits from Māori apprenticeships
    Up to 50 Māori apprentices in Wellington will receive paid training to build houses for their local communities, thanks to a $2.75 million investment from the Māori Trades and Training Fund, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Ngāti Toa Rangatira Incorporated to provide its Ngā Kaimahi ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Training fund supports Māori jobseekers
    Rapidly growing sectors will benefit from a $990,000 Māori Trades and Training Fund investment which will see Wellington jobseekers supported into work, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Sapphire Consultants Ltd. to help up to 45 Māori jobseekers into paid training initiatives over two years through ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago