Daily Review 14/09/2017

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48 comments on “Daily Review 14/09/2017”

  1. millsy 1

    Don’t get your hopes up about tonight’s poll. I think Labour’s lost it. More chance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses “new system” happening than Labour being in government now.

  2. abbi PJ 2

    hey you used my ostrich picture – please credit me

    • r0b 2.1

      Hey – Sorry about that! Sometimes we get images second hand and can’t find the source. Please leave your details in reply and I will add credit…

    • mickysavage 2.2

      It was me sorry. I saw it on facebook and did not know who to credit. Good pic …

  3. abbi PJ 3

    hey – you used my osterich picture please credit me

  4. dv 4

    What do you mean worry about Climate Change is a ‘new’ thing

    http://lolsnaps.com/funny/2678112

    From the Rodney and Otamatea times (Northland) in 1912!!!

  5. Union city greens 5

    Shove that up your arse, Gower lol

    L 44 +1
    N 40 +1
    G 7 +2
    NZ1st 6 -3

    Labour and green government.

    • Anne 5.1

      Labour ahead. Greens back in the race.

      Hallelujah

    • weka 5.3

      I really hope that NZF one is true. If so we might see some actual change. Now to get the Green vote up again.

      • McFlock 5.3.1

        it actually seems reasonable to me – it’s seemed for a while that the greens had a stable 8-12% following, while NZ1 was more around ~6% with mercurial peaks it needed to time just right for the election.

        • weka 5.3.1.1

          I’m so glad that Peters did a clusterfuck of an interview on RNZ this morning too, that might help any downward momentum.

      • Union city greens 5.3.2

        Indeed! Not not it should need repeating, but any left leaning citizen wanting to change the government, needs to get out and vote, and bring friends.
        No need to mess about with Winston, Top and the Maori party. The choice is simple – Party vote labour or green, and tactical vote in the electorates.

    • Cinny 5.4

      It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 😀 Red and Green for the win. I LOVE MMP

  6. McFlock 6

    So Reid research now look like the outlier: Colmar Brunton have a labgrn coalition able to govern

    Lab44, grn7, nz16, nat40, everyone else <3

    edit: snap UCG 🙂

  7. r0b 7

    Post on the new poll is up.

  8. Patricia Bremner 8

    I’m singing in the rain,
    ’cause I’m hap hap happy again.
    Isn’t luverly luverly!!! HeHeHe.

  9. Robert Guyton 9

    It’s all a bit schizophrenic, isn’t it! Guard against flipping out, team – stay grounded (go dig the vege garden, plant a tree, be kind to someone – everyone!)

    • The decrypter 9.2

      Good vibes, I’m back to throwing stones on my tory neighbours tin roof tonight.

    • And enjoy the good times because that energy will drive the result we all want.

    • Whispering Kate 9.4

      Love you Robert, you are good for the soul – we will be re-potting some beloved plants that need a new home tomorrow. One is a pot plant our gorgeous daughter left behind when she went overseas 20 years ago. We have faithfully divided it, replanted it and fed it and it is still doing us proud. When she comes home every 2 or 3 years she is always touched that we have kept it thriving. To me its a tangible link to her and God willing she will be coming home with her partner to live in the next 5 years – the plant will, if we have any say in the matter, be thriving and smiling to her when she comes home.

      I am quite sure we will have a Labour/Green’s Government and we must all keep the faith. National have gone too far and I think most people who are sane will realise this. Keep up your good work and the tree planting.

  10. ianmac 10

    Robertson and Joyce are having a debate shortly but where? Radio? TV? Online?

  11. bwaghorn 12

    at a lunch day for a big bank , Tony Alexander while not a big fan of labour . stated joyces hole didn’t exist but labour will need to raise tax’s to make their forecast work .
    the dollar will stay normal and the sky won’t fall in if labour gets in , (my words not his)

  12. Sanctuary 13

    CAN THE ELECTION BE OVER NOW? MY NERVES ARE IN SHREDS….

    • Cinny 13.1

      Repairs Sanctuarys nerves with a sharp needle containing transparent thread whilst chanting #LetsDoThis

  13. Cinny 14

    Grant Robertson and Steven Joyce are debating finance, live on Stuff right now 😀

    Youtube link here

    • ianmac 14.1

      This a lively debate. Good fun!

      • Cinny 14.1.1

        Indeed, Grant Robertson is da bomb. Joyce continues to peddle his lies. Crowd support for Joyce is bare minimum, a couple of young nat’s who aren’t too sure when to applaud.

        I can’t believe Joyce is still spinning it, far out does he think the public and media are stupid? Crikey the audience are even laughing at his lies now.

        • ianmac 14.1.1.1

          Agreed Cinny. Grant was passionate and fluent in the face of a tired chap who still states that Labour has an $11.6 billion hole. Grant was pretty handy with his facts and figures too.And Steven is unable to explain the hole in their Children out of poverty plan that Bill announced during the Leaders Debate.
          Points 9/10 for Grant. 5/10 for Steven.

  14. Benefit sanctions actually linked to long-term welfare dependency

    Newshub can reveal the Government has no evidence to suggest that benefit sanctions on solo parents do anything to encourage wayward fathers to pay their share of child support.

    In fact, it means the families are at higher risk of hardship and long term welfare dependency.

    The reports addressed to Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say, “We do not have sufficient evidence to confirm if the benefit reduction is achieving the policy’s intent.”

    “Compared to other sole parents, clients affected by Section 70a have higher risk factors for long-term welfare receipt and hardship… sole parent families in general have the lowest living standards of all family types” and having access to the additional money on a weekly basis “would improve the social and economic position of these beneficiaries and their families.”

    National’s ideological policy fails yet again.

    I would ask when these psychopaths are going to wake up and realise that punishing the poor for being poor doesn’t work but they really are psychopaths and they really just don’t care. Anything to give the rich tax cuts.

  15. Rosemary McDonald 16

    Well. After riding the crest of having (finally) participated in the election a phonecall from a Young Friend has dumped me sputtering into a trough of despair.

    Young Friend works in admin on a busy ward of a very busy Public Hospital. One of those featured in the numerous stories of how gross underfunding has impacted on patient care and staff morale.

    YF has steered cleared of any political discussions, but found herself forced to challenge (in a very respectful way ) one of her superiors’ rabid and completely ill considered opinion that voting National is the only possible option and any vote for Labour will be more of ‘our hard earned dollars going to those lazy beneficiaries’.

    Bugger me.

    Anyway, Young Friend reminded this nurse ( a nurse for chrissakes!!!) about how underfunding has impacted etc etc….but…forget that shit….it was all about how ‘Labour will make me put a heat pump in my rental property and I don’t see why I should do that for my tenants.”

    YF put her life on the line and suggested that perhaps better heating in rental properties and having enough $$$ to pay for the power to run them just might cut down on the huge numbers queuing for a bed on the respiratory ward….

    Farting in a strong wind.

    A colleague commented later that she had never met a Labour voter before and ‘why would you vote Labour when you have a job???’

    I repeat. I despair.

    A tune, perhaps….

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3x13cl

    • Cinny 16.1

      oh dang Rosemary, perfect example as to why we need civics taught in schools. love that tune btw.

    • Craig H 16.2

      I always wonder why employees would vote for an employer-friendly party – always seemed to me to be like turkeys voting for early Christmas. This is particularly true of anyone who works for the government, whether in the public service, healthcare or education.

  16. Cinny 17

    More on the Saudi Sheep looks to be published, judging from this twitter exchange between Tim Watkins and hooten

    “Hey @MatthewHootonNZ & @HDPA , guess what I’ve got coming out soon… A Saudi sheep story. Yep, there’s one more yarn in this flocking tale”

    https://twitter.com/Tim_Watkin/status/908167790409822208

  17. Pat 18

    “I’m no New Zealand First fan, but the slogan on their campaign billboards “Had enough” sums it up for me.After the housing disaster, the economic failures (and worse, the near lies about them), and episode after episode that speaks of the degradation of standards of public life in New Zealand, for me it is just another nail in the coffin.

    More nails than timber now.”

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/09/14/47848/on-standards-in-public-life-and-jian-yang

    Doesn’t make for good reading nor reflect well on the National Party….but then little of what this administration has done does.

  18. JC 19

    Big day for democracy !

    Thought we’d be on the plains today… But instead … the ECAN office!!

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/339395/we-re-standing-up-for-our-rivers

    Great effort by Green Peace, And the people of Canterbury!

    Thanks to the hundred or so people, (and tamarki), who turned up.

    ….. I understand as a result .. that Labor has stated they will now dissolve the current Government “elected” Councillors and reinstate a full democracy to ECAN if elected..

    National chose to elect a commissioner, and appoint representatives to allocate water … a while back! …

    WE CAN

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