Daily Review 14/12/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, December 14th, 2015 - 23 comments
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23 comments on “Daily Review 14/12/2015”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Apologies for lateness of this post. It has been a very busy day today involving three brave people perched in trees trying to save them.

  2. McFlock 3

    goodonya MS.

    If this is the one in auck, that was a stereotypically dirty move by the developer…

    • mickysavage 3.1

      Caught everyone by surprise …

    • Andre 3.2

      Article is up on the Herald about the pohutukawas on the old Crown Lynn site.

      At the Paturoa kauri, nothing much seemed to happen over the weekend, that I know of. Some visitors, but nobody trying to pull a heavy on them. Today the guardians in the tree and on the ground seemed well settled in for the long waiting game until there’s a resolution.

  3. Anne 4

    What is it with this dammed Supercity council? We’ve had a string of fights over the felling of historical trees since it came into being. There were the six pohutukawas at Western Springs about to be cut down to make way for a road. People came from the far corners of the Auckland region to stop that one and succeeded. Then there’s Titirangi and New Lynn – hundreds of years old and beautiful trees murdered in the name of progress. I know there have been successful protests on the North Shore in recent years too.

    Why are they granting resource consent?

    At a time of Climate Change crisis, it sends a terrible message.

    • Paul 4.1

      Follow the money.

      • maui 4.1.1

        Our local Councils are generally run like mini National governments, undemocratic, following ruthless neoliberal economics with things like trees and community requirements just getting in the way. The sooner we get residents back in the town hall debating what’s happening in their community and making collective decisions the better really.

  4. Anne 5

    Oh, and listen to Matthew Hooten on Paula Bennett. He reckons she “pulled rank” to get the Climate Change portfolio. Nothing to do with any concerns about C.C. She’s already admitted – to put it colloquially – she knows f**k-all about it. She’s out to improve her credentials in economic management – ETS to be exact. Looking for a higher public profile? And it’s already started on TV news tonight. Enough to make one weep:

    Starts @ 16:28


    • Muttonbird 5.1

      If that cow becomes prime minister one day after clambering over her own kind and then pulling up the ladder, New Zealand will have completed its transformation from egalitarian society to dog-eat-dog individualism.

  5. Draco T Bastard 6

    7 o’clock circus: Weeknight current affairs should come with a viewer warning

    Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right: it turns out all those dire predictions of brain death made with the demise of Campbell Live weren’t quite dire enough.

    • CR 6.1

      I admit to being a Listener reader and a current events/political economy geek …that column from Diana Wichtel had me laughing out loud, literally crying with laughter. What else is there to do, the decline in our MSM has been so sad.

      Since reading Dirty Politics last year, the one positive thing to come out of it for me is that I now read far more widely for news and opinions than I did before, instead of relying on previous ‘trusted’ MSM sources. Before that I didn’t really take the ‘blogosphere’ seriously. Boy was I wrong.

  6. joe90 7


    On 10 December, Germany’s new Wendelstein 7-X stellarator was fired up for the first time, rounding off a construction effort that took nearly 2 decades and cost €1 billion. Initially and for the first couple of months, the reactor will be filled with helium—an unreactive gas—so that operators can make sure that they can control and heat the gas effectively. At the end of January, experiments will begin with hydrogen in an effort to show that fusing hydrogen isotopes can be a viable source of clean and virtually limitless energy.


  7. One Anonymous Bloke"Personal responsibility" :lol 8

    It’s official: John Key’s Number Twos vs. a colonial relic.

    Too funny.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 8.1

      Got to remember the cursor shows up in the “Name” field, and not to just start typing before checking it…

      [lprent: Fixed. ]

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