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Daily review 18/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 18th, 2019 - 28 comments
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28 comments on “Daily review 18/09/2019 ”

  1. JohnP 1

    John Tamihere's demonstrated his intellectual paucity by reaching for 'Sieg Heil' as a way of indicating he thinks Goff is a dictator: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/115890375/auckland-mayoral-candidate-john-tamihere-uses-nazi-salute-during-debate

  2. SPC 4

    The Prime Minster has been asked if she would raise women's rights with POTUS.

    She has said that the talks would focus on trade (that should include the matter of judicial appointments to WTO) and the Pacific.

    Given our involvement in Afghanistan and US talks with the Taleban, she should raise the issue of the future well being of women in Afghanistan. And whether talks cover this matter.

  3. gsays 5

    I am no yachting fanboy…. This is impressive.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/115879108/americas-cup-team-nz-finally-resume-testing-new-boat

    There is a video clip of the mono hull 4 feet above the water with just it's rear rudder(?) and two side fins in the briny.

    To be fair in the video I think the boat was being towed, but it did get up under it's own steam on the wind.

    Also apparently the US entry did similar last week.

    • Naki man 5.1

      There are a couple of images of the yacht foiling.

      It's pretty straight forward really the images with sails up it's sailing and the images with sails down and both foils down it's being towed by the chase boat.

  4. SPC 6

    The stars align and the Finance Minister, NZ First and Simon Bridges say the same thing on Ihumatao.

    The existing treaty deal process is sacrosanct … leaving Tainui, or the local council to buy the land off Fletchers.

    So while other land might be bought for Kiwi Build, or state housing, or housing in partnership with the council or with iwi to provide housing for Maori – it will not be this land (because of how it might look in the settlement process to Kiwi not iwi voters, or interfere in the private dealings between iwi and companies).

    National will enjoy this – because one of the ways they win elections is to add Maori electorate seats into their coalition building.

    • marty mars 6.1

      here's what they prefer to spend money on – so important for the country //fuckenbigsarc

      The Government has approved a further $22.5 million for America's Cup infrastructure, taking its total contribution to $136.5 million.

      On Tuesday, economic development minister David Parker said the additional funds were approved following "higher than forecast costs for wave breaks and dredging work".

      "This investment will ensure we deliver a great regatta in 2021, and negotiating to remove the tank farm off Wynyard Point will help revitalise the waterfront," Parker said.

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/109094321/government-commits-extra-225-million-for-americas-cup-infrastructure

      • In Vino 6.1.1

        I am a keen yachtsman, marty, but find the spending on AC obscene.

        I like that fuckenbigsarc tag, and hope we can all use it in the future.

        • Naki man 6.1.1.1

          The government will get the money back Vino, don't worry just enjoy the racing.

          I know it's a shit ton of money for a yacht that will only be sailed up until the regatta

    • weka 6.2

      "The existing treaty deal process is sacrosanct … leaving Tainui, or the local council to buy the land off Fletchers."

      Except Māori still occupy the land, and eventually Fletchers will want to use the state's resources to move them off. Which takes us back to what is fair and just. The Crown won't be able to pretend it's nothing to do with them.

  5. ianmac 7

    Enough is enough I know but I chanced on an interview with Jacinda and Mike Hoskings.

    And shock horror it was very good. Jacinda was given time to explain and justify. The questions were pretty reasonable given the hysteria of the week. Jacinda is defending the rights of the accusers yet I suspect that she has some doubts on the veracity of the complaints. She didn't say that though. I even had an impression that Mike has some doubts but…

    A good listen surprisingly.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12268894

    • Anne 7.1

      I expect news outlets have been receiving complaints about the way this story has been handled by them. It's been an orgy of misinformation, scurrilous attacks on Jacinda Ardern and speculation being presented as fact. Some of the culprits have sailed perilously close to defamation and slander. Their media lawyers will have been telling them to "pull their heads in".

      That's my thoughts on it anyway.

      • ianmac 7.1.1

        There has been a sudden silence from the Media. Maybe they are beginning to realise that they have been captured (again) by Dirty Tricks? Hope so.

        • Anne 7.1.1.1

          Beginning to realise they have been captured by DP?" They've been donkey deep in it themselves – imo.

          Nah.. they've been told to shut up before they drop their media owners into the shit – my reckons. 😉

          • tc 7.1.1.1.1

            ding ding, we have a winner.

            This whole saga is great fuel for an overhaul of the spinners, repeaters and shills in the MSM peddling an angle on behalf of their owners.

        • Dukeofurl 7.1.1.2

          Silence ?

          I have noticed that original story in The Spinoff had the reporters byline of Alex Casey with Duncan Grieve and Toby Manhire

          Grieve ( the site owner) and Manhire’s names are no longer on the story.

          They are the sites political specialists while Alex Casey was mostly TV reviews and other millennial flim flams
          https://thespinoff.co.nz/author/alex-casey/
          How to have an extremely large weekend in Hawke’s Bay
          Teenage girls talk about their online lives
          Review: The Bachelor Australia is absolutely out of this world

  6. Stuart Munro. 8

    A nice piece on a philosopher with something sensible to say on matters like freedom and the rise of inequality.

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