web analytics

Daily Review 17/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 17th, 2017 - 38 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

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 …

38 comments on “Daily Review 17/05/2017 ”

  1. tc 1

    Many Americans are probably thinking there’s no way they’re ever seeing that from the Donald and they don’t have sufficient democracy to impeach him either.

    • Chris 1.1

      They will impeach him. And it will be sooner rather than later because both sides want him gone. It’ll be fast tracked. I even predict it’ll happen before the end of the year. I wish ipredict was still running.

  2. The decrypter 2

    Major rugby announcement to be made–corrin dan –hot off the press. tv 1.

  3. Anne 3

    Thanks for the caption mickysavage.

    The impeachment of Richard Nixon was one of those moments you never forget. You know where you were and how you felt. I remember my late father was totally engulfed with elation. He loathed and despised Nixon. Maybe I will one day go through the same experience with another president. 🙂

    • Bill 3.1

      The impeachment of Nixon…nope. No recollection.
      Moon landing…vague yet indelible memory.
      The protests of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics…same.

      And then I look at the dates and my age at the given times and it can’t be right that I remember what I do…surely! Seems memory’s an odd beast, that while precious, is never to be trusted. 😉

      • marty mars 3.1.1

        when lady di died still sticks with me – I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing and 911 too of course.

        • JanM 3.1.1.1

          I’m like that for Kennedy’s assassination – that dates me!

          • Anne 3.1.1.1.1

            I remember that too. Oh dear… 🙁

          • Halfcrown 3.1.1.1.2

            “I’m like that for Kennedy’s assassination – that dates me!”

            That dates me as well Jan, I know exactly where I was and the time. I was having an interview for a job (didn’t get it) in an officer in Knightsbridge London. It was about 11.00 am and this guys secretary came in asked if she could interrupt and told him that Kennedy had been assassinated.

        • weka 3.1.1.2

          John Lennon being shot. Plus when Abba broke up, lol. Remember exactly where I was both times. Lady Di too, and I didn’t believe the person telling me.

        • mickysavage 3.1.1.3

          My seminal political events involved Muldoon in the 1970s and 1980s, the Springbok tour and the anti nuclear protests at the same time.

          911 was another event. I can clearly recall waking up and turning the TV on in the morning which is something I never do. And then witnessing the carnage …

          • lprent 3.1.1.3.1

            Apollo 11 – playing cricket
            Vietnam & protests – news only, I wasn’t allowed to march
            Nixon – the long drawn out horror
            Muldoon – the even longer horror and slide into banana republic status
            Springbok tour – still have the scars
            4th Labour government – deciding to stay in NZ in 1986
            Marines in Lebanon
            Gulf war I – started watching CNN
            911 – was working in the middle of the night and it came up on CNN
            Gulf war II – the stupidity

            I have to say it has been pretty boring for a decade now. I guess that is why we have Trump

            • Daveosaurus 3.1.1.3.1.1

              Because of time zones, a lot of my ‘first time’ hearings are from the 6am news on the clock radio. The two big ones I heard during the day were:
              * Canterbury earthquake – Walking back to the office I thought I felt a jolt. Got back to my desk and the internet was out. Then the news started filtering through.
              * Bowie – While helping with the clean-up after a huge family event.

              • ropata

                1999 RWC loss to France – was in Auckland and the whole country was in mourning for a week

                2003 RWC defeat by Australia & Gregan’s taunt “four more years” – was in the Holy Grail pub in Christchurch, now sadly demolished

                2007 RWC loss to France – infamous Wayne Barnes display, the bitterness lasted for years

                But now I hardly watch rugby anymore, go figure

        • Incognito 3.1.1.4

          The Boxing Day tsunami.

      • mikesh 3.1.2

        I don’t think Nixon was impeached. He avoided impeachment by resigning.

        • In Vino 3.1.2.1

          True, but I nevertheless identify with Anne’s Dad. I guess that dates me!

        • Anne 3.1.2.3

          I call it a Clayton’s impeachment. As close as you can get to being impeached without actually being impeached. It may well happen the same way with another president.

          • One Anonymous Bloke 3.1.2.3.1

            He will settle out of court: cop a plea, pay a fine.

            A retrospective license to break the law. Paying for indulgences.
            The awful alternative being that the Republican Party changes the law in the meantime and fulfils its destiny.

  4. NZJester 4

    I see from the HB Today part of the NZ Herald that the local hospital in Hastings has again announced they are at capacity with no spare beds and not the first time either. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11857828
    This part of Hawkes Bay is a growing region yet our local hospital is not growing fast enough to keep up with it.
    Havelock North is one of those fast-growing areas and yet National have also been slow to respond as the schools there are at overflow capacity as well. They are putting a band-aid solution on that by moving in prefab units onto the various Havelock North school’s grounds.
    But there is no band-aid solution yet for our hospital being too full. They even started to charge for parking in the HB hospital public parking lot to try and scare away people from coming by car to the hospital due to the parking lot always being full with a few cars always driving around waiting for a park to free up.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      I suspect that it was changed because of people parking there all day while at work.

      Almost every business out there expects you to have a car and bring it to work but doesn’t provide parking.

  5. weka 5

    Anyone know if Prime TV is viewable online? Thought I’d take a look at Backbenches tonight, but can’t find a way to watch it.

  6. adam 6

    Got told a rumor Chelsea Manning is going to be released. Anyone else heard anything?

  7. Incognito 7

    Nobody owns the water ice.

    Ambitious iceberg project from southern Indian Ocean to Dubai gains momentum

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11857917

  8. adam 8

    Professor Richard Wolff on the RT show The Big Picture. In the first part of the show is the good stuff, so about 15 minutes for those with the time. The later part is about if trump is mentally fit to rule.

    • Bill 8.1

      Petty, I know. But I really do wish people would stop omitting the SNP from their commentary on the rise of the left. They were the first afterall. And as has been pointed out, UK Labour’s policies, where they coincide with the SNP’s devolved powers, are essentially a cut and paste of SNP policies.

      Anyway…thanks for the link.

  9. aerobubble 9

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/92670907/latecomers-waikato-regional-council-hop-on-board-the-rail-link-train

    Any viable rail line requires new stations to maximize ridership. Catchment. In Hamiltion this would necessitate a Nawton station, as well as a East Hamilton one. Not a Base or hugely expensive upgrade to the central station(esp when there is room behind beneath Hamilton school. But hey its require public sector infrastruture management capacity and we dont do that here without handing it off to the private sector. Who like all the private sector look to maximize monoploy and control, ergo the push for just one station at the Base, no idea about actual consumer demands.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Worsening housing crisis must prompt action
    A growing public housing waiting list and continued increase of house prices must be urgently addressed by Government, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. ...
    11 hours ago
  • Twenty highlights of 2020
    As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones ...
    3 weeks ago

  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago