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Daily review 18/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 18th, 2020 - 27 comments
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27 comments on “Daily review 18/08/2020 ”

  1. Jum 1



    the idiot Brownlee and his unbelievable suggestion media favours Labour. What a liar. Just watch the shark attack by media, on the Government, at every health standup.

  2. Adrian 2

    Here’s an idea, let’s introduce conscription to get enough people to staff even more testing facilities shoving sticks up noses. The first pick draftees should be the more hysterical media self-importantees starting with Duncan, Hosking, Tova , Suzy and moving on to any arse that uses the word “ shambles “ even more arse‘s that have been sucking on the public tit for no obvious result, yes looking at you Seymour. The list is fucking endless.

  3. joe90 3

    Word of the year?



    • A repetitive cycle of depressing events; a vicious circle.


  4. Reality 4

    Brownlee looking so stupid on the news regarding favourable media for the government. Mike Hosking and Duncan Garner – hardly.

    Brownlee and Collins are such thoroughly unlikable people and it comes straight through the tv.

  5. Muttonbird 5

    What worries me about the election delay is that it gives our snivelling deputy prime minister time to manufacture his disruptive and corrupt sound-bites.

    He has already begun undermining his own government and the Covid effort and campaigning hasn't even begun.

    He is now the de-facto leader of the opposition while still the DPM.

    Imagine if he'd thrown his own Ministry of Health under the bus in normal times.

  6. Muttonbird 6

    National are in complete disarray. Who is their education spokesperson anyway? The article doesn’t even name that person!

    Here they flip-flop on a policy not weeks old:


    How would they run the country if in office?

    It would be a shambles.

    • Treetop 6.1

      Insurance would not cover students for Covid.

      There is only one election issue eliminating Covid and keeping it out. It is going to be a long 2 months due to blame of community transmission onto the government by the opposition. The line needs to be managing Covid in the community. If not successful then the reality will be saving lives and levels of lockdown.

  7. Fireblade 7

    Judith looked half asleep during Parliamentary question time today. She should down a few cans of Red Bull to boost her energy and clarify her thoughts before trying to outsmart the PM.

  8. I Feel Love 9

    I watched TV1 6pm News, no way do they favour Labour, bloody skewered them, was strange coz after talking about how bad the 'border traffic' was the reporter on the ground said 'it's not that bad, traffic is flowing' was very disorientating. The report on the covid cases implying it came through the border, yet there is no evidence? No evidence but the Govt let it through the border?

    • Muttonbird 9.1

      Yep. There has been just one MIQ related worker test positive despite the entire workforce now being tested.

      Just one.

  9. joe90 10

    So the Israel-UAE peace accord was actually a weapons deal. Reckon tRump gets a cut?

  10. I Feel Love 11


    All the righties who want us to be 'just like' Sweden, let's start with their tax rates, ha!!!!

  11. Roy cartland 12

  12. greywarshark 13


    New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular as a bolt hole for super-rich investors, according to a senior advisor at a London-based advisory firm.

    The idea of travelling anywhere overseas has become a distant memory for many of us, but not so for the wealthy elite, who are using their considerable wealth to cross borders that would normally be closed or become involved in residence-by-investment, with the end result being what's described as a "golden visa"…

    These high net worth clients have at least US$1 million of investable assets, excluding their primary home. Entry level is considered US$2-5 million, but the programs like those in New Zealand, Australia and European countries like Cyprus and Malta are geared towards ‘ultra-high’ net worth individuals, with investable assets of at least between $15 million and $50 million.

    “A lot of our clients are far, far north of that,” he says…

    The super wealthy clients scoping out bolt holes have often been elites from Russia, China and places like the Philippines, but Volek says increasingly rich US clients, many of whom are looking at New Zealand due to its handling of the pandemic.

    We lose our remains of an economy because of closing to contain covid-19 but have good health outcomes, but that loses us the last bits of economy and sovereignty. Yes massa!

  13. ianmac 14

    Neale Jones, "The good news for National is they now have time for at least one more leadership change before the election."

    Good one Neale.devil

  14. ianmac 15

    Shane Reti gave a very positive response after his last week meeting with Hipkins. (Judith demanded a meeting with Hipkins and Reti "so he could advise the National Party."

    Ha Ha. If she listened to Reti she would have to cease her carping undermining nonsense."

    In the House today Reti gave a considered reasoned response to the debate about the Cluster. What's the bet that Reti will find himself demoted by Collins for being fair and reasonable?

    • Muttonbird 15.1

      I think Reti is playing the long game after Collins, Brownlee, Smith, Bridges and co are all on the scrap heap.

      He's also a Harvard trained doctor don't you know and clearly has a full, non-political view of the worst pandemic in 100 years.

      • tc 15.1.1

        The medical disciplines may have the edge over their politics.

        Reti has a qualification to uphold here and colleagues to face. Doesn’t want to join the Brownlee in his credibility rating just yet.

    • PaddyOT 15.2

      I thought Reti was remarkable above the other 'noise' but sadly his message focusing in on the real issues fell on deaf ears. Wondered too if he'll be confined like Dr. Fauci.

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