web analytics

Daily Review 17/07/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:31 pm, July 17th, 2017 - 17 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 …

17 comments on “Daily Review 17/07/2017 ”

  1. Pataua4life 1

    Question for MS
    Has Materia lied to the NZ Bar and if so does that bring into question all the work she has undertaken as a lawyer since.

    I have been watching a lots of Suits so I stand to be corrected on this.

    On a second issue has anyone ask where Graham McCreddy stands on this?
    I think not!

    • james 1.1

      “Has Materia lied to the NZ Bar ”

      I hate to stand up for her – but what would the lie be? I doubt there is anything there.

      On a second issue has anyone ask where Graham McCreddy stands on this?

      hahahahaha – Im guessing we will hear nothing. Which is good

    • mickysavage 1.2

      I don’t know the details of when she was admitted to the bar but the certificate of character that is needed is provided by the law society not her. And all she has to declare is that she is the person in the law society certificate.

      The ranks of lawyers are full of people who committed youthful indiscretions, believe me.

    • Carolyn_nth 1.3

      Graeme Edgeler has tweeted that Turei could have been mistaken that she got something she was entitled to: ie. there is so far no hard evidence.

      GE tweeted:

      We don’t know @metiria received a benefit she wasn’t entitled to. May have been entitled to same accommodation supplement once rent reduced.

      And he tweeted this:

      The “(maybe)” is there as, given the way the accommodation supplement works, it’s possible Turei would have been entitled to same amount.

    • Do you misspell Maori names because you’re dyslexic or because you’re a racist? Oh, wait, you can’t spell Pakeha names either – dyslexic it is, then.

  2. Whispering Kate 2

    Maybe vulnerable people should get the requisite numbers up and get a class action going against the Government for not providing them with enough in their benefits to provide the necessities of life. A warm dry house, food for their families and a job which pays a living wage is a pipe dream for these people. It is obvious the benefit hasn”t kept up with the rate of inflation and its also obvious that the government has deliberately kept the benefit at a punitive harsh rate so hopefully, in their ignorance it may encourage people out to work. Odd that, there isn’t much work that pays a living wage either so they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    What a shit of a future these vulnerable people have, living off the charity of others to keep a meal on the table. We certainly are not a civilized country when vulnerable unemployed, physically and mentally unwell people have to beg or go cap in hand to places like the Mission to augment their paltry benefit. I think I read somewhere a person in the UK took the government to court – I say bring it on.

  3. James 3

    “Maybe vulnerable people should get the requisite numbers up and get a class action going against the Government for not providing them with enough in their benefits to provide the necessities of life.”

    That’s one of the most stupid things I have ever read on here.

    • To someone who assumes the government has no welfare obligations to the citizenry, sure. Thing is, the existence of a welfare system kind of predisposes that the government has welfare obligations to the citizenry, which makes Whispering Kate’s comment anything but stupid.

  4. Anne 4

    Oh look, Sir John Key has been awarded Australia’s highest honour. How surprising… just weeks before the General Election.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11891823

    • James 4.1

      That’s fantastic. Good on him.

    • NZJester 4.2

      I was just typing it up at the same time as you.
      He is being honored for letting Australia slowly remove the rights of and rip off the hard working Kiwi’s living in Australia denied access to services they are forced to pay taxes to fund.

  5. NZJester 5

    Key will be appointed an honorary Companion in the Order of Australia in Canberra for his “eminent service to Australia-New Zealand relations”.

    So apparently letting Australia slowly remove the rights of your citizens living in their country and allowing Australia to make them pay for services they can now no longer access them selves will get you and Australian honour.
    Just Published over an hour ago on The NZ Herald Website.
    Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa … and now our own John Key 17 Jul, 2017 8:36pm
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11891823

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Equitable response to Omicron vital
    The Green Party supports the Government’s decision to move Aotearoa New Zealand to traffic light level Red at 11.59pm tonight, but says its success will depend on the support that is made available to the most vulnerable. ...
    1 day ago
  • How we’re preparing for Omicron
    As countries around the world experience Omicron outbreaks, we’re taking steps now to ensure we’re as prepared as possible and our communities are protected. ...
    4 days ago
  • What’s Labour achieved so far?
    Quite a bit! This Government was elected to take on the toughest issues facing Aotearoa – and that’s what we’re doing. Since the start of the pandemic, protecting lives and livelihoods has been a priority, but we’ve also made progress on long-term challenges, to deliver a future the next generation ...
    1 week ago
  • Tackling the big issues in 2022
    This year, keeping Kiwis safe from COVID will remain a key priority of the Government – but we’re also pushing ahead on some of New Zealand’s biggest long-term challenges. In 2022, we’re working to get more Kiwis into homes, reduce emissions, lift children out of poverty, and ensure people get ...
    2 weeks ago

  • New Zealand to move to Red from 11.59pm today
    All of New Zealand will move to the Red setting of the Covid Protection Framework (CPF) at 11:59pm today as Omicron is potentially now transmitting in the community, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. “Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region are now confirmed as Omicron, and a further ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Mandatory boosters for key workforces progressing well
    More than 5,785 (82%) border workers eligible for a booster vaccination at 6 months have received it so far, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “That’s a really strong uptake considering we announced the requirement the week before Christmas, but we need to continue this momentum,” Chris Hipkins said. “We ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    24 hours ago
  • NZ to move to Red
    Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday. These cases are in a single family that flew to Auckland on 13 January to attend a wedding and other events ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New Zealand to provide further help for Tonga
    Aotearoa New Zealand is giving an additional $2 million in humanitarian funding for Tonga as the country recovers from a volcanic eruption and tsunami last weekend, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today. This brings Aotearoa New Zealand’s contribution to $3 million. “This support will ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Quarterly benefit numbers show highest number of exits into work
    The Government’s strong focus on supporting more people into work is reflected in benefit figures released today which show a year-on-year fall of around 21,300 people receiving a main benefit in the December 2021 quarter, Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said. “Our response to COVID has helped ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Northland to move to Orange, NZ prepared for Omicron 
    Northland to move to Orange Rest of New Zealand stays at Orange in preparedness for Omicron All of New Zealand to move into Red in the event of Omicron community outbreak – no use of lockdowns Govt planning well advanced – new case management, close contact definition and testing rules ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • RNZAF C-130 Hercules flight departs for Tonga as Navy vessels draw nearer to Tongatapu
    A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid effort ramps up, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today. “The aircraft is carrying humanitarian aid and disaster relief supplies, including water ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Zealand prepared to send support to Tonga
    New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today. “Following the successful surveillance and reconnaissance flight of a New Zealand P-3K2 Orion on Monday, imagery and details have been sent ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Aotearoa New Zealand stands ready to assist people of Tonga
    The thoughts of New Zealanders are with the people of Tonga following yesterday’s undersea volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami waves, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta says. “Damage assessments are under way and New Zealand has formally offered to provide assistance to Tonga,” said Nanaia Mahuta. New Zealand has made an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Record high of new homes consented continues
    In the year ended November 2021, 48,522 new homes were consented, up 26 per cent from the November 2020 year. In November 2021, 4,688 new dwellings were consented. Auckland’s new homes consented numbers rose 25 per cent in the last year. Annual figures for the last nine months show more ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Report trumpets scope for ice cream exports
    Latest research into our premium ice cream industry suggests exporters could find new buyers in valuable overseas markets as consumers increasingly look for tip top quality in food. Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash has released a new report for the Food and Beverage Information Project. The project is run by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Honouring the legacy of legendary kaumātua Muriwai Ihakara
    Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Kiri Allan expressed her great sadness and deepest condolences at the passing of esteemed kaumātua, Muriwai Ihakara. “Muriwai’s passing is not only a loss for the wider creative sector but for all of Aotearoa New Zealand. The country has lost a much beloved ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Have your say on proposed changes to make drinking water safer
    Associate Minister for the Environment Kiri Allan is urging all New Zealanders to give feedback on proposed changes aimed at making drinking water safer. “The current regulations are not fit for purpose and don’t offer enough protection, particularly for those whose water comes from smaller supplies,” Kiri Allan said. “This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Planting the seeds for rewarding careers
    A boost in funding for a number of Jobs for Nature initiatives across Canterbury will provide sustainable employment opportunities for more than 70 people, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The six projects are diverse, ranging from establishing coastline trapping in Kaikōura, to setting up a native plant nursery, restoration planting ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand congratulates Tonga's new Prime Minister on appointment
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta today congratulated Hon Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni on being appointed Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga. “Aotearoa New Zealand and Tonga have an enduring bond and the Kingdom is one of our closest neighbours in the Pacific. We look forward to working with Prime ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • High-tech investment extends drought forecasting for farmers and growers
    The Government is investing in the development of a new forecasting tool that makes full use of innovative climate modelling to help farmers and growers prepare for dry conditions, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said.  The new approach, which will cost $200,000 and is being jointly funded through the Ministry for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago