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Daily review 17/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 17th, 2019 - 30 comments
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30 comments on “Daily review 17/09/2019 ”

  1. marty mars 1

    Excellent news – heating up a bit eh what – history in the making

    Four major iwi in the Tūranganui ā Kiwa region are refusing to hold a pōwhiri for a fleet of vessels, including a replica of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour and the Navy, set to arrive in the city next month.

    …The refusal comes after far north iwi Ngāti Kahu recently banned the replica of the Endeavour from docking in Mangonui during its voyage.

    Rongowhakaata Trust General Manager, Amohaere Houkamau, said in a statement iwi believed the descendants of colonialists who settled in the city should welcome the fleet instead.

    "Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Oneone, Te Aitanga a Māhaki and Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Aitanga a Māhaki, in conjunction with Ngāti Oneone advise that they will not be conducting a Pōhiri on 8 October to the Tall Ships, Replica Endeavour and Navy.

    "We accept that the crew of the Tall Ships flotilla need to be welcomed to our city, and respectfully suggest that the descendants of the Colonialists who came and settled amongst us are best placed to conduct that welcome.

    "We therefore acknowledge the Gisborne District Council in agreeing to host a civic welcome for these guests of our city."


    • JanM 1.1

      Totally appropriate, don't you agree? I don't know about you, but I've cértainly never heard of Maori welcoming the first European ships with a powhiri. Why would they? I see this as reflecting a more legitimate history rather than making it. It was a bit rich expecting to be welcomed in that way – quite ignorant really!

    • adam 1.2

      Made my day, thanks for the post marty mars.

  2. joe90 2

    They've been so forthcoming about a couple of recent nuclear cock-ups and now they want us to believe that despite an explosion that broke every window in the place, some of the world's most biohazardous material has been safely contained.


    An explosion occurred at the Vector State Virology Research Center near Novosibirsk . This research center has one of the most comprehensive collections of dangerous viruses in the world.

    According to Rospotrebnadzor, on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building, a gas bottle exploded during repair work, after which a fire broke out on an area of ​​30 square meters. The fire is eliminated. One worker suffered. With burns of the second and third degree, he was taken to the hospital.

    In Rospotrebnadzor emphasized that in the room where the explosion occurred, there were no biohazardous substances. At the same time, all the glass was broken in the building of the scientific center.



  3. gsays 3

    There is something not quite right in the nurses union, the NZNO. A divided union is a contradiction in terms.

    The president Grant Brookes has overcome a concerted attempt to oust him.

    I felt during the negotiations that the union was too close to the state, not assertive enough and didn't have a plan 'b' ( there was not a notice of a second strike).


  4. joe90 4

    Fucker wants to rent out our his own citizens to die in a for-profit war.

    • adam 4.1

      The head chopping kingdom cares not how many yanks die for its goals.

      Bit like israel really – funny how there now friends.

  5. Incognito 5

    When you click, you tick.

  6. Stuart Munro. 6

    This one's for Paula, who didn't see it coming either.

  7. joe90 7

    German industrial isn't my thing but hammer, meet nail.

  8. A 8

    The Aussie cash ban legislation has passed the initial hurdle (might only be because MPs weren't told prior to the meeting that it was being voted on…dodgy stuff ScoMo). Watch this space because what happens in Australia is likely to follow here. God help us all.


    • A 9.1

      The site raises some very disturbing points about


      Biometric Digital Identity

      • Recommends a 'once off' sign up process for Australian citizens to give up their biometric data (face, fingerprints) that would then be used across all government, licensing, social media platforms. Recommends this be mandatory for government interactions
      • Later the Black Economy Report openly discusses digital identity theft and identities being sold on the dark web, but I do not see it related back to this proposed biometric identity system. The report even states: “…Organised criminals are also heavy users of the dark web… sell information from hacked government databases (including, for example, Medicare cards)." (Emphasis mine)
      • The report does not reference any biometric identity hacks, although there have been many reported hacks of international government and top security clearance databases. I believe the Taskforce seems quite willing to require Australians to give over their biometric data, stating that it will 'save money and efficiency'
      • Once biometric data is stolen, it cannot be ‘changed’ like a password. The person’s digital identity is compromised forever. I do not see this referenced in the Black Economy Final Report
      • The report claims “…a properly designed and implemented proposal will reduce risks to individual privacy by better securing and enhancing control individuals have over their information.” But I believe it fails to explain how citizens being mandatorily required to give their biometric identity to the government 'enhances their control over their information.'

      [lprent: Link to the page please. Added it ]

  9. Ian 10

    If Parker gets to nuke the evil capitalist farmers , there will be bugger all cash to ban. But that won't happen.

  10. joe90 11

    Women, socialism and labour. Three women and their involvement with the workers movement during the 1930s.

    "Union Maids" (1976)


    Features the oral histories of 3 women labor activists involved in the workers' movements in the early 1930s: Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods. The women are figures of dignity and beauty amid their experiences of social injustice. Nominated for an Oscar in 1978 for best feature documentary, and winner in 1978 of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics' "Critics Award" for Best Short.

  11. millsy 12

    Local body candidates promising better public transport are going nowhere unless they advocate bringing these services back into public ownership.

    • John Clover 12.1

      BUT But they were taken out of public ownership basically because that was a bad sytem because humans were involved in running them …. sad but true 🙂

  12. millsy 13

    In the 50's, 60's and 70's there was a lot of science fiction literature (or SF as the purists like to call it) which depicted society in the 21st Century effectively run by a huge central computer which was the repository of all knowledge.

    Guess what Google is…

  13. marty mars 14

    They seek to harm our children – time to get real and stop pissing around trying to be nice to these utter bastards

    How should Australia’s parents deal with those who labour so joyously to create a world in which a large portion of humanity will perish? As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s wellbeing as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.


  14. Stuart Munro. 15

    2000 jobs down the gurgler. They give them away like sweeties, hoping for corporate largesse.

    • mpledger 15.1

      I remember back in the year 2000/2001 (IIRC) TV3 looked at a set of families with children born in 2000 as a slice of life series that they intended to follow-up over time (which, as far as I can tell, didn't happen). But one of the interesting things was that the family with the highest income was a Pacific family where the father was working in the meat works.

      I guess it's now a race to the bottom with wages and conditions.

    • John Clover 15.2

      I have thought for some time now that the Unions have been too successful and priced workers out of jobs.

      I didn't argue, except to myself, but I was enjoying life, raising /supporting a family, on less than half of my closing salary thanks to the efforts of my union before I was made redundant as management streamlined our organisation. Even on that 'half' we were the richest folk in our street according to my wife who then went out to work to bring her parents here from the UK for a holiday.

      • Stuart Munro. 15.2.1

        The unions are only trying to keep pace with the rising cost of rent and utilities – and falling short for the most part.

        As for unskilled migrant workers, the only ones we should be taking are from climate imperiled Pacific islands, for whom we have some responsibility.

      • KJT 15.2.2

        No comment eh, on companies pricing themselves out of the market with excessive executive salaries. The same executives who cut spending on staff, plant and training, to get bonuses short term, causing the company to fall over.

        No company failure or downsizing I have ever seen has been caused by union pay rates. They were already going down the gurgler due to management ineptitude or outside changes.

        Note that wages have risen more in Union workplaces, but they are still well below inflation, especially housing inflation.

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