web analytics

Daily review 13/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 13th, 2020 - 42 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 …

42 comments on “Daily review 13/07/2020”

  1. McFlock 1

    Huffpost article arguing that "cancel culture" is just another moral panic.

    It's not a direct response to the letter complaining about it, but it does link to that and a direct response.

    It's more of a wider discussion that the term is the language of the gatekeepers and the elites exagerrating instances in order to protect their power in the marketplace of ideas.

    Well, that's a rough take of it, anyway – there are more nuanced details than that in it.

    • Dennis Frank 1.1

      "“Cancel culture” has the same characteristics as previous episodes of pearl-clutchery." Good line. And the history prof didn't get cancelled (merely postponed).

      Confronting history students with actual evidence from history is rather like excessive realism – you can see why snowflakes would be traumatised. Just reading third-hand accounts is bad enough half the time. Been doing that since I was a kid & still gets to me at times. Still, the crux of history education ought to be about what really happened, or as close to that as is attainable. Storytelling & myth perpetration is what acadaemia does as often as not…

      • McFlock 1.1.1

        Dude, I once did a paper where we studied genocides from the last couple hundred years. You open the wrong book without prep, any normal person would be traumatised. If they're not, they ain't normal. Especially at that age.

        But that's a diversion from the initial misrepresentation: he was the subject of complaints because he repeatedly dropped the n-word and graphic images on students without any consideration. He was not the subject of complaints just because he quoted MLK. And he wasn't fired.

        There are ways to approach these topics without giving teenagers ptsd. And if they can't complain about "cancel culture" without making shit up, then maybe it's not the problem they want us to believe it is.

        • Incognito

          You obviously haven’t seen the video games that teens play nowadays and the zillions of ‘instructional’ clips on YT about these games. It’s a big industry with a big auxiliary industry.

          • McFlock

            It's funny, but they really aren't the same. You'd think they were, but the hyper-realism somehow acts as a separation from the event (for me, anyway). Although apparently the production can give the software devs issues – weeks in the headpsace of trying to animate the exact visuals and sound effects, sometimes from real reference material.

            When you're going through what people actually did, how others put it together, and then you see a picture of what I call [experimenting with black-on-black redaction – highlight it to read should work, but don't read it if you don't like interpersonal cruelty] "name the body part" traumatic amputations, it's an issue. And discussing slavery in the Southern USA is one thing, seeing photos of the scars left on heavily-flayed backs of people is another thing entirely.

            Moderators: I'm being a bit adventurous with the formatting, if you think it's a bit much, please delete. No links to pics or anything, just might put people off dinner.

        • I Feel Love

          Off topic here, but when I read the Rape of Nanking it shocked me for years afterwards, there's stuff you couldn't even imagine in your darkest parts of your mind in it. As I got older, especially after having kids, I find myself even more sensitive than I used to be.

      • Cinny 1.1.2

        the crux of history education ought to be about what really happened

        Absolutely yes

      • Incognito 1.1.3

        Still, the crux of history education ought to be about what really happened, or as close to that as is attainable.

        A surprisingly myopic (narrow) view of History. Please give us a micro-lecture on how we should view and regard post-modern History in our dealings with existential questions and how it fits with academic pedagogy within the confines of historical epistemology.

    • weka 1.2

      Don't really have the desire to get into it tonight, and haven't read the HP piece sorry, but did find this useful,

      • weka 1.2.1

        also, having followed the GCF/trans war, I think a large, puzzling piece of what is going on in people talking past each other and not taking the time to make sure they are using words with the same intended meaning. In the G/T war, both sides have weaponised semantics. In the cancel culture debate I'm not even sure if we are talking about the same thing, or if it is one thing (rather than several).

        The Harper's letter didn't use the term. It's a feature of the resulting debate that everything I have seen critiquing it has relied on assumed meaning and politicised interpretation, rather than working through what was said (this is probably true for the pro side as well).

  2. Just Is 2

    This is an interesting story about a bunch of very wealthy guys who are demanding the Govt substantially increase Taxes on them, for the good of the country and in reaction to the costs of Corna Virus.

    In NZ


  3. Robert Guyton 3

    "National MP Amy Adams has apologised for wrongly claiming a party candidate, Catherine Chu, was Chinese.

    Adams was interviewed on Magic Talk on Monday morning and, asked about who represented the Chinese community in the National Party after MP Jian Yang announced his retirement on Friday, said Chu was Chinese.

    Chu, the Banks Peninsula candidate for the 2020 election, is Korean. She told Stuff in January her parents moved to Christchurch from Korea."


    • Adrian 3.1

      She’s actually a born and bred Kiwi with Korean parents.

      The Nat’s just don’t do ethnicity well, even when it is one of their own.
      Must be “ They all look the same “ syndrome and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to hear one of the dopey buggers use those very words.

  4. Anker 4

    Gee what a shambles lol

  5. weka 5

    • weka 5.1

      How to keep track of your movements

      You can keep track of your movements by:

      • keeping a list in a safe place
      • keeping a diary
      • using an app to record your movement, or
      • taking time-stamped photos of where you've been.

      Everyone should continue to keep track of the 3 Ws:

      • Where you went.
      • When you went there.
      • Who you met.

      You can use any method that suits you and helps you to provide information about your whereabouts if a contact tracer needs to contact you. Encourage your family, whānau and friends to do the same.

      Businesses should help customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.


      • Graeme 5.1.1

        We've got a COVID Tracker QR code poster on the gallery entrance. It went up pretty much at the start and we've seen it scanned once. And that was in the first week it was up. No one seems bothered.

        • weka

          tbh, with all the hooha about the app and QR thingy, I never actually saw the govt suggestions to just use paper or photos and wasn't sure what even was meant to be happening. I'd probably be taking it more seriously if I lived somewhere high population density.

        • Macro

          I've tried a number of times to use the Covid App and scan QR codes as I go about, but it has only recorded once – at my accountant's office. I mentioned the persistent failure when I went into the Public library (Auckland) The Covid app doesn't like their QR codes at all. The librarian asked what app was I using? I told him the govt one . Oh! he said, "Our QR code was created before the govt app!"

          I've found similar rejections of QR codes elsewhere.

          I'm not surprised people are not using the app.

          I now rely on a diary and the google tracker.

          • Draco T Bastard

            Oh! he said, "Our QR code was created before the govt app!"

            Which, of course, means that there should have been a new one made or that the developers of the app ensured that existing ones were already in their database.

            • Macro

              Whatever, the app doesn't recognise them, and i've tried it many times.

              • Draco T Bastard

                I was pointing out the major oversights that had prevented the app from working. Oversights that the developers should have ensured were included.

                Everyone's going to be jumping on the government for getting it wrong but the people who failed here were the developers because they failed to give their customers, the government, the right advice.

          • Graeme

            Getting the QR poster was a bit of a mission, or rather getting the NZBN (NZ Business Number) and then getting it registered against the business was a mission. NZBN started with IRD way back and then ended up with MBIE after several re-organisations. We're also a partnership, no one in government has got their head around partnerships, first wage subsidy treated us as two self employed and the system had a fit because two payments went to the same account, extension tried to do it around the partnership IRD number but only asking for one partner's name, so every partnership in the country put in two applications. The system then approved the first application paying that person's subsidy, and rejected the second application.

            But that aside, once I got the NZBN sorted, and the system new who we were and where we were, it promptly spat out our pretty little poster with a QR code and our name on it, which we dutifully stuck on the door for everyone to walk past. Most of them seem to be disappearing around town too.

      • RedBaronCV 5.1.2

        Me ( little halo appears then glows brightly)

      • Incognito 5.1.3

        My life is so boringly predictable that if I’d write a list of my movements (not the bowel ones) and 3 Ws then I’d need something more efficacious than a lie down and a cuppa.

    • McFlock 5.2

      I have a timesheet at work, and everywhere other than work or home involves an eftpos transaction, pretty much.

      It's good to be predictable 🙂

  6. Graeme 6

    Well I expected our excess mortality figures for the lockdown period would come out negative, but I was sort of thinking a hundred or so less people dying over that period, not 548.

    During alert levels 3 and 4, public health experts found 548 fewer people died compared to the same period last year.

    A lot were from less respiratory infections from being locked down and less air pollution from less traffic and activity.

    548 people kicking the bucket would have a fair cost to the nation, would be interesting to see how much that is, and see what the benefit side of the lockdown was.

    • weka 6.1

      will be very interested to see the later results on causes.

      Did they say how many people normally die in those two months each year?

    • McFlock 6.2

      If we come out of a global pandemic with a lower than average death rate, New Zealanders are going to be insufferable.

      • Anne 6.2.1

        I think we're already getting that way.

      • weka 6.2.2

        imagine if our economic recovery is ahead of the pack too.

        • greywarshark

          But undertakers are part of the economy too, Their businesses will be suffering. It's hard for them to know what demand there will be.

          One tax year they had to provide early provisional tax and some were in trouble as they had under-estimated their numbers! Only a bean counter could be so unreasonable.

  7. RedBaronCV 7

    Good on them. Looks perfectly sincere and I'm sure they will do it to protect the families here. Likely to be a very well behaved facility


Leave a Comment

Use WYSIWYG comments on next comment (inactive new feature)

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics and seven single-use plastic items
    Following the success of the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags, the Government now has plans to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste and protect the environment announced Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage. The proposals are to phase-out: some hard-to-recycle PVC and polystyrene ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    58 mins ago
  • PM comments on Auckland COVID-19 case
    After 102 days we have our first cases of Covid-19 outside of a Managed Isolation or Quarantine facility in New Zealand. Shortly I will ask Dr Bloomfield to set out the details of the case. While we have all worked incredibly hard to prevent this scenario, we have also planned ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Significant investment in Raukūmara Pae Maunga to prevent Raukūmara forest collapse
    An iwi-Crown approach programme to restore the Raukūmara forest on the East Coast of the North Island and boost employment opportunities for whānau, particularly rangatahi/young people, will receive $34 million funding, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has announced. “Raukūmara Pae Maunga is a partnership with Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • New partnership central to delivering more Māori housing
    Government agencies and partners are working closer together to provide more Māori Housing through the Te MAIHI o te Whare Māori – the Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation Framework for Action (MAIHI). MAIHI is a kaupapa Māori approach that drives a system change to give effect and impact on Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Manawatū Gorge replacement highway drives forward
    Site work is soon to begin on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, the project to replace the former SH3 route through the Manawatū Gorge, Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today. Phil Twyford was today in Woodville at the signing of a formal agreement by members of the Alliance ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Pacific Ministers meet to discuss regional economic priorities
    The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) begins today and will focus on the major economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific.  FEMM is an important congregation of Economic Ministers and senior officials from around the region, and for the first time, the annual meeting will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Formal apology and payment to George Nepata
    Cabinet has approved a formal apology and ex gratia payment to former soldier George Nepata, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark. This payment is to recognise the New Zealand Defence Force’s failure to provide Mr Nepata with a safe system of work in April 1989 when, as a result of an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Report into Iain Lees-Galloway’s expenditure
    A report undertaken by Ministerial Services into Iain Lees-Galloway’s ministerial expenditure has found no evidence of any inappropriate transactions or spending. Ministerial Services undertook a line by line review of all his expenditure, including staff and spouse expenses for the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.  “I commissioned ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Managed isolation charges to start 11 August
    Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from 12.01am Tuesday 11th August, after they passed their last cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. “The new charging system balances the rights of New Zealanders to return home and helps reduce pressure on the managed isolation and quarantine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. Negotiations on the text of an ‘Arrangement to Facilitate Quarantine-Free Travel ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • One-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop goes live
    The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, announced Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. Connected.govt.nz is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • MSD security guards to be paid Living Wage
    Security guards contracted to the Ministry of Social Development will be paid at least the Living Wage from next month supporting the Government’s commitment towards fair pay and employment conditions, announced Minister for  Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.   “MSD was  among the first government agencies to pay its employees the living ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New strategy to ensure nature thrives
    The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today launched Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - a way forward that envisions Aotearoa New Zealand as a place where ecosystems are healthy and resilient, and people embrace the natural world. “Many of New Zealand’s plants and wildlife species ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Provider Languages Fund will support Pacific Wellbeing approach
    “Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa. The strength and resilience of Pacific Aotearoa is not only vital to their own prosperity but integral to the prosperity of all New Zealanders, and is particularly ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • COVID-19: More funding for schools and boost to construction sector
    ·       $38 million to help schools cover unexpected costs related to COVID-19 ·       $69 million upgrade for online learning ·       $107 million contingency funding to support school construction suppliers facing additional costs due to the lockdown. The Government is releasing $214 million from the COVID-19 response and recovery fund to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Stay safe on the tracks – Rail Safety Week
    Despite the Government installing safety upgrades around the country, people should still take care around rail crossings, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety Week. Phil Twyford said installing safety infrastructure is crucial, but we are encouraging people to be more careful around trains too. “We’re making good progress ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government backs Manawatū social housing project
    The Government is providing a cash injection to help Palmerston North City Council complete a programme to provide 78 social housing units for vulnerable tenants. The $4.7 million to build 28 units in the Papaioea Place redevelopment comes from the $3 billion set aside for infrastructure in the Government’s COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Major funding boost for Predator Free Banks Peninsula
    A pest free Banks Peninsula/Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū is one step closer with a $5.11 million boost to accelerate this project and create jobs, announced Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage in Canterbury today. “This is a game changer for this ambitious project to restore the native wildlife and plants on Ōtautahi/Christchurch’s doorstep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Major investment for indoor sports in Hawke’s Bay
    A Government grant of $6.4 million will expand the Pettigrew Arena in Taradale with new indoor courts of national standard. “The project is likely to take 18 months with approximately 300 people employed through the process,” Grant Robertson said. “The expansion will increase the indoor court space up to 11 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New infrastructure for Far North tourist town
    The Far North tourist destination of Mangonui is to receive Government funding to improve waterfront infrastructure, open up access to the harbour and improve water quality, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced. A total of $6.5 million from the $3 billion set aside in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government remains committed to Women’s Cricket World Cup
    The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing decision for cricket players and fans around the world and for the White Ferns and their supporters here at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Green light for Te Awa River Ride in $220m nationwide cycleways investment
    Cyclists and walkers will now have a safer way to get around Taupō, Tūrangi, and between Hamilton and Cambridge, with funding for shared paths and Te Awa River Ride, Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. “The Te Awa River Ride is the latest part of massive growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Six major ‘shovel-ready’ cycleways funded in Christchurch
    Six major cycle routes will be completed in Christchurch thanks to funding from the Government’s investment in shovel-ready infrastructure as part of the COVID-19 recovery Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. $125 million will be invested to kick-start construction and fund the completion of the following cycleway ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Police facilities for Whanganui
    Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganui’s justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure spending to improve facilities for the wider community, and for staff who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Relativity adjustment for Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu
    An adjustment payment has been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under the relativity mechanisms in their 1995 and 1997 Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little announced today. The latest payments to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu are $2,700,000 and $2,600,000 respectively to ensure the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Auckland rail upgrades pick up steam
    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Transport Minister Phil Twyford today kicked off the start of the Auckland NZ Upgrade Programme rail projects which will support over 400 jobs and help unlock our biggest city. Both ministers marked the start of enabling works on the third main rail line project ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and jobs, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. PGF projects announced today include: $200,000 loan to Nuhaka Kiwifruit Holdings Ltd (operated by Pine Valley Orchard Ltd) to increase the productivity ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Public and Māori housing to trial renewable energy technology
    Tenants in public and Māori housing may be benefiting from their own affordable renewable energy in future – a fund to trial renewable energy technology for public and Māori housing has today been announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister for Housing (Māori Housing) Nanaia Mahuta. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • $2.7m for Hokianga infrastructure
    Hokianga will receive $2.7 million to redevelop four of its wharves and upgrade its water supply, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Far North District Council will receive $1.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund for the work on the wharves. “The work will include the construction of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New fund to support housing and construction sector
    A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “The Residential Development Response Fund will help to progress stalled or at-risk developments that support our broader housing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government investment to boost Auckland’s community recycling network
    As part of a broader plan to divert waste from landfill, the Government today announced $10.67 million for new infrastructure as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland region. “This key investment in Auckland’s community recycling network is part of the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group ‘shovel ready’ projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Te Papa transformation starts at Cameron Road
    The Government is investing $45 million in the first stage of an ambitious urban development project for Tauranga that will employ up to 250 people and help the region grow, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says the funding has been allocated out of the $3 billion ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer
    Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for New Plymouth company Hiringa Energy to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen-fuelling stations. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New training centre to upskill workers
    A new trades training centre to upskill the local workforce will be built in the South Waikato town of Tokoroa through funding from the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Government will contribute $10.84 million from ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Subsequent children legislation to change
    The Government has agreed to repeal part of the Oranga Tamariki Act subsequent children provisions, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today. “There are times when children need to go into care for their safety – the safety and care of children must always be paramount,” Minister Martin said. “But ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Funding to expand mental health support for Pacific peoples
    A $1.5 million boost to grow primary mental health and addiction services for Pacific peoples in Auckland, Hamilton and Canterbury will lead to better outcomes for Pacific communities, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says.  Pasifika Futures has received funding to expand services through The Fono, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Funding boost for sustainable food and fibre production
    Twenty-two projects to boost the sustainability and climate resilience of New Zealand’s food and fibres sector have been announced today by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The $18m funding will deliver practical knowledge to help farmers and growers use their land more sustainably, meet environmental targets, remain prosperous, and better understand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Mature Workers Toolkit launched on business.govt.nz
    Employment Minister Willie Jackson welcomes an initiative that assists employers to get mature workers into New Zealand small businesses. The disadvantages that older people face in the workplace was highlighted in the whole of Government Employment Strategy.  In order to address this, a Mature Workers Toolkit has been developed and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Trans-Tasman cooperation in a COVID-19 world
    New Zealand and Australia reaffirmed today the need for the closest possible collaboration as they tackle a global environment shaped by COVID-19, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said. “In these challenging times, our close collaboration with Australia is more vital than ever,” said Mr Peters. Mr Peters and his Australian ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pike recovery efforts now in unexplored territory
    The recovery and forensic examination of the loader driven by survivor Russell Smith means the underground team are now moving into an area of the Pike River Mine that has not been seen since the explosion, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little said. “The fifth and last robot ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago