Daily Review 13/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 23 comments
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Rather see two men holding guns than holding hands

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23 comments on “Daily Review 13/06/2016”

  1. Gangnam Style 1

    “Paula Bennett says they HAVEN’T YET booked the 60 motel units – just thinking about it – for now – stay in your bloody cars!” – Duncan Garner on Twitter. Paula ‘do nothing’ Bennett strikes again, or waiting/hoping for the media to lose interest (well it usually works).

    • NZJester 1.1

      We not only have ghost houses now, we also have ghost emergency accommodation.
      Not to mention ghost local government in Christchurch and maybe soon in Auckland also.
      Worst of all are these ghost budget surpluses that appear at budget time and then disappear again.

  2. Macro 2

    But Labour did it too!

    GPS records, which also show the cars were breaking open road speed limits, reveal Crown cars were used in Northland on 25 separate occasions throughout February and March in the eight weeks leading up to the by-election.


    All those wanker RWN trolls who constantly dredge up the Clark speeding incident can now STFU! Not only are these limos being blatantly misused by National ministers they are repeatedly speeding into the bargain.

    • mac1 2.1

      A piece from Felix Marwick puts it nicely.

      “However our politicians, both of this Government and those previous, evade this by timing ministerial announcements to coincide with election events. That way they can claim, and in this instance Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce certainly has, that the cars are being used for ministerial purposes. It’s cute, and highly convenient, way of allowing the Government of the day a head start when it comes to campaigning.

      Is it legal? Technically it probably is. Is it ethical? Probably not. Particularly if your party has previously taken a stand against taxpayer funded election campaigns.

      Something the National Party has done.”

      Felix Marwick is Newstalk ZB’s Chief Political Reporter

  3. Paul 3

    Another day in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, greedy, uncaring and selfish nation under his wretched leadership.

    Bryan Bruce describes life under John Key’s wasteland.

    ‘Ghost Houses and Zombie Economics
    The Herald ran a story yesterday claiming there are more than 33,000 empty houses in Auckland at a time when homelessness is a major problem .
    To give that figure a bit of perspective- I read a Guardian article a week or so ago where the writer was appalled to find there were 22,000 vacant homes in London – a city with 8 times the population of Auckland but with around 11,000 fewer “ghost” homes.
    So yes, we really do have a housing crisis.

    …………….So yes, affordable housing IS a problem in our country and the fact that homes are lying empty while people sleep in their cars and under bridges is just plain wrong.
    ……….However the cold hard reality is that until we face up to the fact that the way we run our economy favours a few wealthy people at the expense of the many there will be increasing numbers of homeless families seeking shelter at places like Te Puea Marae.
    So what I will be looking to support next election are parties with economic policies designed to curb personal and corporate greed and more fairly distribute the wealth of our nation – as we once did.


  4. Anne 4

    Saw this tweet on Public Address:

    Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress 6 hours ago
    The Act Party has responded to Orlando today by proposing that all refugees be required to sign a “New Zealand Values Statement”. Holy shit.

    Holy shit is right!


    • Sabine 4.1

      the shooter was born in the US. Maybe we should all sign statements of NZ Values?

      • Anne 4.1.1

        First we have to define what NZ Values actually are. My goodness that will be fun and games!

  5. fisiani 5

    NZ values are probably to welcome refugees. Good on the government for raising the quota substantially.

  6. hoom 6


    “Refugees should sign-up to our values, says Act’s David Seymour”
    Act Party leader David Seymour welcomed the quota’s increase to 1000 from 2018 – but said new arrivals should sign a “statement of commitment to New Zealand values”

    Lets start with ACT & ACT supporters signing up to New Zealand values to start with.

    • Paul 6.1

      ACT’s values.

    • b waghorn 6.2

      What a moron seymour is. Even if a slave trader or some such type of unfit to be a kiwi managed to get through the checks , he’s hardly going to blow his cover by refusing to sign acts statement of values.

  7. mac1 7


    Here’s something to be proud of, something about Kiwi values. New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is leading a peace hikoi from New Plymouth council chambers to Parihaka.

    And another bit about human values. Tonight a man of 50 shook my hand and apologised to me for having insulted me when I was his school teacher. He said he’d carried it round on his shoulder for some time and was sure he would meet me sooner or later and shake my hand and put it right. Very moving…………………….

    Apologies. Putting it right. Great for both sides.

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