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Daily review 14/09/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 14th, 2020 - 27 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

27 comments on “Daily review 14/09/2020 ”

  1. ScottGN 1

    Poor old Lisa and Checkpoint. No matter how they tried to load the questions they couldn’t really get any of the vox pops to diss the government too much about the extra week at Level 2.

  2. observer 2

    On the news tonight a reporter suggested that NZ could adopt the 'Eat Out To Help Out' campaign, as tried in the UK. Hospitality is hurting, so why not encourage people to spend more time in restaurants and other gathering places?

    Because it's a quick fix that fixes nothing …


    After 6 months of this, it seems the most basic facts still aren't understood. People gather, virus spreads. Sure, a bar owner will be glad of the extra cash … until the bar is closed. The UK now limits gatherings to 6. In Ireland, pubs (drinking only) have been closed for half a year.

    We don't "help out" by wishful thinking. We only extend the pain. NZ is getting it right, and propagating false, easy options is lazy at best, dangerous at worst.

    • Andre 2.1

      Yep, the CDC agrees that restaurants and bars really contribute to spreading covid:

      Findings from a case-control investigation of symptomatic outpatients from 11 U.S. health care facilities found that close contact with persons with known COVID-19 or going to locations that offer on-site eating and drinking options were associated with COVID-19 positivity. Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results.


    • Treetop 2.2

      Part of eating out is enjoying a meal you do not need to cook. The gloss has gone regarding eating out for me.

      With the warmer weather approaching, having a picnic would be nice. Maybe some places could do a picnic basket. Part of a picnic is finding a nice spot and relaxing.

      I gave the camp ground holiday a bit of a thought the other day when it came to the communal kitchen, shower and washing facilities.

    • tc 2.3

      TVNZ showing themselves as part of the problem again. I see they've a new bloke heading the 'news' or wtf they call this opinionated content their journokids read out.

  3. Robert Guyton 3

    Anika Moa – The Witch of Maketu

  4. Anne 4

    Looks like the Victorian State Govt, has adopted a no tolerance policy towards the anti-lockdown protesters and fellow nut-jobs. About time. Lock em up and fine them to the hilt.


  5. Pat 5

    Fighting back?

    "There is one very unscientific phrase I hear repeatedly from several researchers: “Pissed off”. Some speculate that the multitude of stresses these highly sentient cetaceans have endured – years of grieving lost calves, injuries, competition for fish, coupled with a pause and reintroduction of human activity, could have affected their behaviour. There is a great deal we don’t yet know about orca, which, like us, have evolved complex cultures and different languages around the world. A couple of years ago Ken Balcomb from the Center for Whale Research talked about endangered orca being dependent on scarce chinook salmon in the Pacific Northwest. “I’ve seen them look at boats hauling fish. I think they know that humans are somehow related to the scarcity of food. And I think they know that the scarcity of food is causing them physical distress, and also causing them to lose babies.”

    Sounds like anthropomorphising? Lori Marino from the neuroscience and behavioural biology program at Emory University in Atlanta found in orca brains an astounding capacity for intelligence. “If we are talking about whether killer whales have the wherewithal and the cognitive capacity to intentionally strike out at someone, or to be angry, or to really know what they are doing, I would have to say the answer is yes.”


  6. ickey 6

    is it time the labour party changed there name to the middle class party

    • Corey Humm 6.1

      The liberal party or the liberal consersative party would be more appropriate.

      I've been disgusted with the Labour party since the current leader bipassed a leadership primary and has bit by bit turned the Labour party that was quite progressive in 2011 and 2014 into a carbon copy of the national party under John Key.

      In a fortnight about fifteen of my mates are going off covid benifit rates and onto $259 a week normal benifits, there's no jobs for tjm to do and nobody in the labour party gives a damn. In a month another twenty.

      When we get our, Trump or Brexit/Boris, and we will, in a nation without a written constitution, it'll be because of this moment. When tens of thousands of people lose their jobs and Labour refused to even relax restrictions once the three month payment ended, just so that $259 doesn't get cut into if you flat. This w non stuff is just gonna get worse as more people get isolated and angry

  7. Incognito 7

    Seen those National Party ads on Stuff?

    They’re done by an amateur. Maybe they’re trying to save money for those Facebook likes.

    I do like that Judith is leaning left in all of them 😀

    • woodart 7.1

      dont you find it hilarious that the nats are bypassing granny herald, and giving their money to stuff. what a pisser after all that granny has done for them. hahaha. fran , hosk and hoots are being bypassed as irrelevant.

      • Incognito 7.1.1

        I think the Stuff readership is different from the NZH’s one and the ads are simply reflecting a different ‘market group’. If I were to speculate I’d say that there are more votes to gain among Stuff readers. National does not do anything without market research!

    • Draco T Bastard 7.2

      They probably don't want the same stuff up regarding purloined copyright that the 'professionals' got for them last two elections and have switched to some snazzy 'up & comers' to try and avoid any sticky legal mess.

  8. ickey 8

    I mean they are so far a head in the polls,Look at there tax policy Judith could have written it Two types of welfare system before and after.Housing waiting lists ,child poverty and they do nothing like Helen clark.useless

  9. Jester 9

    It annoys me that we have lost the rugby to Australia.

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