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Daily review 14/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 14th, 2019 - 27 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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27 comments on “Daily review 14/11/2019 ”

  1. bwaghorn 1

    Fuck sakes. The coverage of the grace mullane trial is way to far . If this ended up at a retrial for some reason there is zero chance of getting a unbiased jury .

    • Cinny 1.1

      They are right now talking about that on The Project.

    • weka 1.2

      Yep. I've been avoiding the coverage but then I think men who lie and try to cover up a death after strangling someone should go to prison for a long time. Also men who choose to strangle someone during sex, if their partner dies they should be charged with murder. So I guess I wouldn't be picked for the jury.

      • Compass Rose 1.2.1

        I’m with you in this Weka. A jury that is unbiased toward sexually motivated fatal violence toward women, sociopathic lying, self-pity and cover-up after the fact? I’m scared to live in a society where such a jury can be found. Maybe the media coverage is over the top? Maybe for half the population, particularly those who are in the ‘dating’ demographic this is really real and something we have to worry about in real life, I.e not just a prurient voyeuristic interest in a sensational murder trial but the worst outcome of a situation many of us may have found ourselves in. The number of young women I’ve heard of who have encountered ‘unexpected choking’ by sexual partners – it really is real and fuelled by modern day violent porn that has become normalised. It’s bad for all of us – male and female. Where is the love? 🙁

        • weka

          The number of women being killed this way in the UK and how many men are using the sex defence should be a wake up call. I think we've reached the natural limits of both 'privacy of your own bedroom' and porn as a benign, liberal-supported industry. How that gets addressed without getting reactionary and regressive I'm not sure yet, but I think we don't have a huge amount of time as the world tends towards conservatism again.

    • Martin C 1.3

      Not one but two murder trials, every effing hour!

      NZ please grow up.

    • millsy 1.4

      Seeing the radiant beaming smile on Graces face with her killers arm around her is probably one of the most chilling sights one could see.

  2. Cinny 2

    Am finding it hard to take a group of farmers named after BDSM novels and films seriously.

    Even more so when speeches contain requests like….. instead of audits, let us come up with our own solutions…… (the crowd of farmers then cheers)

    MBovis springs to mind. JS

    • Robert Guyton 2.1

      Damian O'Connor didn't treat the "Shaders" kindly in the House and nor should he have. Shane Jones gave them a thrashing too.

    • JanM 2.2

      It seems to me that really they're just throwing tantrums because their party isn't in government. I don't think they have the will to work with this government no matter what it proposed. They come across to me as wilful brats!

      • Anne 2.2.1

        They come across to me as wilful brats!

        Bang on! Remember the "redneck" who called Jacinda a "pretty communist". Sums up that particular brand of farmer in a nut shell.

        I''m with Shane Jones on this one.

        • ianmac

          Gordon Campbell has a very good look at the farmers "persecution."

          O'Connor dealt to them pretty well as did the Jones boy in Question Time.


          No doubt, the very thought of mandatory compliance with regulations may seem alien to a considerable number of farmers. Far from “doing it tough” under the yoke of excessive red tape, farmers have enjoyed decades of a “Wild West” situation where meaningful regulation of farming has been virtually non-existent, where water use has been free, where irrigation schemes have been generously subsidised by the taxpayer, and where democratic oversight of water use in Canterbury was erased by the sacking of Environment Canterbury in 2010 by a National government. ( Only this year has democracy been belatedly restored.)

      • Cinny 2.2.2

        +1 Jan

        Cheers for the link Ianmac, much appreciated

    • george.com 2.3

      Amongst matters, one thing farmers are expressing concern about is that large scale forestry planting on existing farm land will reduce jobs and choke off income to small towns and service centres.

      Interesting argument at a time we see the introduction of automatic milking machines/sheds on dairy farms and the prospect of jobs disappearing from farms as a result. Maybe the government should ban automatic milking sheds to ensure that farm jobs are not lost and local villages and towns do not suffer. Wonder how farmers would handle that.

      The regions I travel I regularly drive through small dying towns, abandoned dairy factories with derelict local houses, schools long closed and run down rural community halls. Has that happened in the previous 12 months? Or has it been a long ongoing process as rural populations retreated as farms mechanised and put people out of farm jobs, and thereby helped choke off local towns and rural service villages.

      Farming has a long history of shedding jobs in an attempt to increase profitability.

  3. joe90 3

    Wonderful image.

    (the kid's alright, too)

    • Macro 3.1

      aww amazing image! And yeah a great young person, but she would say "Don't praise me – just get on with it!"

      Thanks for posting this joe.

  4. Pat 4

    "To that end, we need to recognize the problems facing advanced economies, from uncontrolled deregulation and finance run amok to the structural changes brought about by globalisation and automation. We also need to form a new political coalition that is broad enough to include industrial workers, who remain among the most politically active segments of the population, even as their numbers have fallen."


    Somebody should tell the politicians

  5. Sacha 5

    Christchurch council senior managers shat on their public information obligations, ex-CEO looked the other way https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/117429451/damning-report-alleges-christchurch-city-council-staff-kept-negative-information-secret-manipulated-reports

    The leadership and culture at the organisation has been heavily criticised by Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier in a report investigating openness and transparency at the council. ​

    Former chief executive Karleen Edwards, who left in June, failed to take “appropriate and adequate action” after staff raised concerns that some members of the executive leadership team (ELT) were hiding information, the report says.

    • weka 5.1

      Sometimes it's hard to even imagine how we're going to get past neoliberalism. We talk about system change, but it's still people and what they are thinking that will be the sticking point.

      • Sacha 5.1.1

        That behaviour seems more basic to me – what parents and community are meant to teach us young. Will be good if the new CEO does actually act against the rot she has inherited.

  6. joe90 6

    Nothing to see here.


    • James Thrace 6.1

      The sea wall (Mose) that was built to hold back the sea since 2003 has been holding the tide in every king tide.iis

      Mose is causing more issues with the tide not able to be as free flowing as it should.

      Climate change? Doubt.

      Man made? Definitely.

      Venice's flooding is not unusual and has been fairly regular even going back to the 1800s. Mose has done nothing but exacerbate the flooding.

      Perverse outcome? For sure.

  7. reason 7

    More info on the Bolivian coup ….

    Has Judith Collins swung in behind it yet? …. as she did earlier this year with the Venezuela

  8. Fireblade 9

    Judith Collins deletes her tweet saying "I am a woman of colour – the colour white".


    Judith is becoming a liability for the Nats. She criticised Bridges for supporting the Zero Carbon Bill on twitter, undermining his leadership, and now this tweet-fart. Simon needs to push her into early retirement asap, but I don't think he's got the balls to do it.

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