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Daily review 17/10/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 17th, 2019 - 28 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

28 comments on “Daily review 17/10/2019 ”

  1. Anne 2

    On the face of it, it looks like Dirty Politics:


    According to Peters there is video footage which exonerates Clayton Mitchell. He doesn't come across to me as a drunken brawler.

    • Climaction 2.1

      Oh come on Anne? Really? On the face of it this guy is Aaron Gilmore mk 2

      climate change denier in chief of the Winston first party being a loudmouth wanker at a Tauranga bar and clumsily hurting the staff and you see dirty politics?

      • Dukeofurl 2.1.1

        What Climate change denial

        "We have put money into regional forestry, agriculture, tourism, and transport links, all with the aim of creating sustainable jobs, meeting our climate change commitments, building stronger communities, and driving future growth." Clayton Mitchell

      • Anne 2.1.2

        Nats watch a minor kerfuffle in a bar in Tauranga… dress it up and loudmouth it all over town knowing it will land in the lap of the media. A woman sitting at the bar gets a drink spilled down her and Mitchell is accused of being responsible.

        Note: as far as I know no-one has said they witnessed Mitchell spill a drink on a woman sitting at the bar. It would have happened but Mitchell is adamant it wasn't him. He is clear about what happened so he wasn't drunk.

        A bully-boy security fella came along and started to strong arm him and he was less than impressed and said so. I would have done the same thing in the same circumstances.

        So, pop off back to Kiwiblog from whence you probably came.

        • Climaction

          The women worked there? But keep minimising the event so that a female staff member can’t even go about her job without suffering the negative impact of this labour aligned politician . You’ve got form for this

          • Anne

            You've got form for trolling mate so don't act the great saviour of woman-kind with me.

            A woman worth her salt is not going to cry because someone inadvertently spilled some drink on her. She would be annoyed sure but she would clean it up and get on with her job. It was a crowded bar and these things happen. If she can't take it she shouldn't be a bar maid.

            And having just noted your reply to Greywarshark below:

            You have exposed your true self in all its sordid glory. Not a pretty sight.angry

            • Climaction

              I’ve spent enough time working in bars to know if you can’t keep from spilling your drink you shouldn’t be in the bar.

              women should just toughen up if they’re spilled on by an mp who keeps the government in power though. Noted.

              hope they don’t have ponytails.

              • Louis

                Got any proof it was the mp that spilt the drink? and its John key that has a hair fetish.

              • mary_a

                Climaction @ ( …"hope they don’t have ponytails."

                Seriously? I doubt Clayton Mitchell is into fondling female pony tails and stroking their hair. That peculiar fetish belongs to a former oily PM.

            • Rapunzel

              There seems to be nothing that the National Party will not try to sniff out to demean others, as in other cases the first reading of this raised the issue of why it was not reported to police. I live in Tauranga it's citizens or certain types of them would make sure the long version of this reached the media and it is more likely a.deliberate fabrication than an unintentional one.

      • greywarshark 2.1.3


        Sounds like a gutsy plot for a third-rate tv special. Seeing you are so good with words, flesh it out, and put some sex in, that seems to be popular with the punters.

        • Climaction

          Gross. If you think spilling drinks on female bar staff should have a sexual element attached for consumption, you need help

          • In Vino

            Climaction – your wishful thinking is amusing, and your false righteousness is truly gross. Give up while you are only a mile or two behind.

    • ScottGN 2.2

      The National Party is consumed by dirty politics now Anne. It’s the only way they will regain office next year.

    • Rapunzel 2.3

      Video footage? Right, I thought there must be. So another case of trial by media (tova obrien) that has not been taken up with police with the footage as evidence. NZ may as well just do away with our legal systems and all its protection, NZ media seem to think they are up to it.

      • ianmac 2.3.1

        Winston said there was a video but the staff refused to let anyone see it. If it was true the video would prove it one way or the other.

        • gsays

          I heard Winston make assertions about the video.

          Not that he had seen the video.

          Someone whom Winston trusts though.

        • Rapunzel

          It would. Imagine what that would be like to have the facts, the first I saw on this, & from what I've seen since, has been media reporting "he said/she said/he said" as the full & absolute factual account. One report said apparently a staff member had been injured in the face with a glass, surely that would have meant referring the incident to police.

          • Anne

            Hi Rapunzel, another all round beat-up.

            My understanding it was Friday or Saturday night of last week so, if a person was actually injured then this story would have gone viral last weekend. Instead we don't hear about it until 5/6 days later.

    • Naki man 2.4

      So the bar staff are young nats, This guy is a tosser, no surprise that he already has a conviction for assault.

    • Ngungukai 2.5

      Clayton has owned and managed licensed premises in Tauranga he knows the game, he was supposedly ringing the owner of the bar when he was turfed out ?

      • Naki man 2.5.1

        Yes he also was judged unfit to run a pub due to his criminal convictions.

        Lucky for him his rapist mate Brad Shipton put a good word and managed to get his licence back.

  2. Poission 3

    Resilient cities,means Future proofing.

  3. How can you compete in an election against someone who presents himself just before election date in advertisements about his apparent successes as incumbent in the entity he/she is standing in. And someone with big white teeth to eat up the opposition, and probably dyes his hair. It just ain't fair.

    It does seem fair to complain and there are rules supposed to prevent it.


    And changes in councils. I see the headline about the new imported UK CEO for Christchurch – on about cost-cutting. Do we have to go overseas for that? I reckon, cut out the agencies doing shoulder tapping who are as interested in their fee and fame as their choice. Have people tender for the job, and then check them out, and not go for the cheapest one which would show blatant insolence at the intelligence of their proposed employer.

  4. joe90 5

    Johnson and the Tories are prepared to use women's and LGBT rights as a fucking bargaining chip. Arseholes.

    Labour MP Stella Creasy has accused the government of preparing to hand back control of abortion rights to Stormont to help curry favour with the DUP at a critical moment in the Brexit talks.

    Creasy led a successful push in the Commons earlier this year to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland – the only part of the UK where it remains illegal except in a very narrow set of circumstances. MPs amended the Northern Ireland (executive formation) bill, to say that the government in Westminster would be required to extend the right to abortion if the Northern Ireland assembly and executive at Stormont are not up and running by 21 October.

    Another amendment imposed the same requirement in respect of same-sex marriage.


  5. joe90 6

    Not The Onion.


  6. joe90 7

    Elijah Cummings has died. He was 68.

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