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Daily review 14/06/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 14th, 2021 - 14 comments
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14 comments on “Daily review 14/06/2021 ”

  1. greywarshark 1

    Don't dither gummint – this is something we can do to protect a quality brand that we have got going. The snakes and b…s will try to pinch it from us. Iwi want it so let's keep Manuka Honey ours and prime quality, crafted and tested. Old government was not savvy enough to protect the Kiwi brand but we are more experienced now.l Don't let everything that we have be sold off overseas or stolen from under our noses. Love your country's business that we can market with honour. Not like damn dairying.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/country/444694/group-battling-to-trademark-manuka-seeking-more-funds-for-legal-costs

  2. Muttonbird 2

    National Party aligned reporter, Derek Chen, chips away at the Prime Minister. Basically implying she is seeking self-promotion via biography and film biopic, by being forced to deny it.

    It's like Derek and others have never known what it's like to have an important and popular leader celebrated the world over.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-misled-over-nature-of-book-about-her/HFUHSRNHR5IKYW6ZN7ESKPVTRI/

    • ghostwhowalksnz 2.1

      Hes just become a 'repeater' for the national party caucus…now hes 'deputy' political editor … Really

      The caucus has him eating tea and cookies with them and yet theres zero big scoops about National , and when the Bridges-Muller – Collins stuff happened he seemed to dissapear from the pages completely ….much like RNZs Jo Moir 'went dark' when MP Jamie Lee Ross exploded .

      Its become clearer by the day the leak rumoured about Nick Smiths bullying in parliament, which never happened has a trail of breadcrumbs that lead to Collins herself being the leaker.

    • weka 3.1

      Nice business transition post-border closure.

    • mary_a 3.2

      Sacha (3) … Good on this couple. No woe is me from them. Instead, they got off their jacksies, thought what can they do to overcome the effects of the downturn in the tourist industry to their former business. Now here they are making a go of what seems a well utilised business serving locals. Well done guys.

  3. ghostwhowalksnz 4

    Lo and behold the economic 'theories' behind many neo-liberal wage ideas have been found wanting

    In Australia they can test that because of their 'awards system' where cafes etc have weekend penalty rates which were under attack from employers.

    Reduce or cut them out they said and more places would be open, prices would be lower and people would spend more and there would be more jobs …. The said.

    So the rates were reduced by 20-50 % phased in over 3 years.

    Associate Professor Martin O’Brien, of the University of Wollongong’s Sydney Business School, commissioned a longitudinal survey (looking at the same people over time) of about 1830 employees and about 240 owner-managers or employers, dividing the workers between those on awards and a control group of those on enterprise agreements (and so not directly affected)….

    So what did the survey find? It could find no effect on employment in the retail and hospitality sectors. This is consistent with a growing body of mainly American empirical evidence that, contrary to neo-classical theory, increases in minimum wages have little effect on employment.

    • gypsy 5.1

      Some of the criticism on social media is so funny it should be harvested for a book.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 5.2

      The apology is so abject …. it could have come from Cecil Rhodes himself.

      We all remember from history how Lenin and his Bolshevik faction wanted to disband because they decided they were too bourgeois and not worker and peasant enough. But I suppose they had Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili , whos father was a shoemaker and carried on.

  4. Jester 6

    I wish the PM's fact checkers would get the correct information for her before she opens her mouth and puts her foot in it. As Jacinda tells Duncan below:

    "The second point I'd make is that within the next – we're hoping the next 12 to 24 months – the likes of Toyota are talking about bringing in EV utes. My hope is then people might delay their purchase in order to start building the market."

    Toyota has since confirmed it has no plans to bring any electric utes into New Zealand within the next two years.

    Clean Car Package: Toyota New Zealand shuts down Jacinda Ardern's claim company is 'talking about bringing in EV utes' | Newshub

    Just makes it look likes the left hand doesn't know what the right hands doing.

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