web analytics

Daily Review 18/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 18th, 2016 - 27 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

TPPA down with this sort of thing

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 …

27 comments on “Daily Review 18/03/2016 ”

  1. Muttonbird 1

    In an already low wage economy, wages for ordinary people are falling further behind.

    Although everyone but Andrew Little wants to avoid comment on the impact of free for all immigration, everyone including Bling knows that huge numbers of low skill immigrants are putting pressure on wages.

    I think it is a disgrace and a betrayal of New Zealanders.

    Isn’t it time to respond to current conditions and put policy in place accordingly?

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/299259/incomes-dropping-despite-gdp-growth,-english-admits

  2. mickysavage 2

    Latest Roy Morgan is out. National is down to 46%, Labour up to 28%, Greens static on 14% and NZ First up to 9%. Interesting times …

    http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/6715-roy-morgan-new-zealand-voting-intention-march-2016-201603180507

    • mac1 2.1

      Indeed, interesting times. MMP makes them even more titivating………..

      I wonder where UK politics would be with MMP.

    • BM 2.2

      The weaker National get the more chance of a National/NZ First coalition.

      Probably mean the end of John Key, but that’s politics, he’s had a good run.

      • maui 2.2.1

        Yeah and like everyday I hear Winston being complimentary of National… not lol.

      • ScottGN 2.2.2

        OK so maybe that’s what eventuates? Except I can’t see who the next National leader will be who’ll bend over backwards to give Winston everything he wants?

        • BM 2.2.2.1

          And Andrew Little will?

          • ScottGN 2.2.2.1.1

            That wasn’t my question. I’d like to know which of the current leadership contenders in National will be happy to give Winston what he wants in order to take on what will most likely be a poisoned chalice of a fourth term?

            • BM 2.2.2.1.1.1

              Lol, the left can only dream of the poisoned chalice of a fourth term.

              • ScottGN

                Indeed. However you’re starting to evade my question. The fact is none of the current mob in National really have any stomach for a Nat/NZF government. They’re more likely to sit the next one out assuming that a Lab/NZF/Grn government will either fall apart or get chucked out in 2020.

              • Draco T Bastard

                It’s relatively simple. A National/NZFirst coalition will end the same way that the last one did – a broken shambles. And everyone will sit there and know that it was National’s fault.

    • swordfish 2.3

      Well, this is the first Roy Morgan in a while that’s placed the Oppo ahead of Govt.
      Previous 5 Roy Morgans had Govt leading.

      Roy Morgans in early/mid 2015 often had the Govt 5, 6, 7 points ahead (rising to an astonishing 12 point lead in one poll and 14 points in another).

      Oppo now with 3 point lead.

      Of course, it’d be true to say that Roy Morgan is often given to wild swings. But, interestingly, not in recent times. Been solidly Govt-leaning (in stark contrast to the Colmar Bruntons and Reid Research Polls, which have been consistently favouring the Opposition Bloc since May last year). So an interesting swing.

    • Two words. The flag.

      • mickysavage 2.4.1

        Burn that political capital, burn it.

        • ianmac 2.4.1.1

          Nice to look at the 28 + 14 + 9 = 51% even if it is just a whiff.
          Watch how it will be reported as just a gap between Labour an National rather than a bloc.

    • whateva next? 2.5

      protest against National vote still going to NZF, (weel Labour got a bit) pointless.

    • Bearded Git 2.6

      The number to focus on is 46%-this will drift to 42-43% by next year as the dairy crisis bites and the electorate’s gradual realisation that he is a consummate liar sinks in.

      Key is finished if he can’t get 47% plus.

  3. NZJester 3

    For all the trouble the police put Nicky Hager through I don’t think they should have put a hammer through that hard-drive. They should have just given it to him as is so he could use it himself.

    • ianmac 3.1

      You do realise that the destroyed hard drive was just the police made clone and not Nick’s actual gear?

      • maui 3.1.1

        Yeah, but everyone needs a backup.

      • NZJester 3.1.2

        I know it was a clone but all the data on it was Nicky’s so they should have just gifted it to him. I felt it was a waste to destroy it and give him the destroyed drive.

        • lprent 3.1.2.1

          All modern filesystems track at least the last accessed date on all files. Perhaps they’d prefer Nicky Hager not knowing what files were accessed.

          While I have heard that the contents were probably encrypted, there will be files outside the encrypted system – exactly what depends on the type of encryption system used. Also if they penetrated encryption (many may have backdoors for security services), then there could be last accessed dates on files inside the encrypted block.

          Not to mention any number of other analytical tools to have a look at what has been accessed on the disk.

          As I remember, the police weren’t meant to have read the data on it by order of the high court. It’d have been interesting to look at what had been happening with that cloned drive.

          • Kiwiri 3.1.2.1.1

            Indeed. I thought of that when I read the news and you put it in words much more fully than I would have.

            The bad thing coming out of the destruction of the hard drives is the precedence the case might set for future cases. Property ought to be returned to the owner as it was found, full stop. More so particularly in this case when the ‘seizee’ had not done wrong, but the ‘seizor’ was in the wrong.

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    Race is the Trump card

    So why do Trump supporters say they are concerned about the economy, illegal immigration, and ISIS, yet support a candidate whose success in business comes from exploiting illegal immigration, whose success is predicated on the existence of his supporters’ economic hardship? Why do they support a candidate whose foreign policy involves bullying other nations and subjecting people to unspeakable violence, the same kind of bullying and violence that created ISIS? Why do they equate him to President Reagan while ignoring that Reagan’s promise of “trickle-down economics” has failed to deliver? I believe that Trump supporters see themselves as victims. But rather than taking on the system, they have chosen to take on their neighbours.

    That pretty much sums it up. Same things happened before.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Environment Court Judge appointed
    Prudence Steven QC, barrister of Christchurch has been appointed as an Environment Judge and District Court Judge to serve in Christchurch, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Ms Steven has been a barrister sole since 2008, practising in resource management and local government / public law.    She was appointed a Queen’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Government moves on climate promises
    The Government is delivering on its first tranche of election promises to take action on climate change with a raft of measures that will help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target, create new jobs and boost innovation. “This will be an ongoing area of action but we are moving ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Jump starting research careers
    The Government is investing up to $10 million to support 30 of the country’s top early-career researchers to develop their research skills. “The pandemic has had widespread impacts across the science system, including the research workforce. After completing their PhD, researchers often travel overseas to gain experience but in the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • Project protects jobs and nature
    A Waitomo-based Jobs for Nature project will keep up to ten people employed in the village as the tourism sector recovers post Covid-19 Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “This $500,000 project will save ten local jobs by deploying workers from Discover Waitomo into nature-based jobs. They will be undertaking local ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Minister Shaw speaks with U.S. Presidential Envoy John Kerry
    Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw spoke yesterday with President Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. “I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Kerry this morning about the urgency with which our governments must confront the climate emergency. I am grateful to him and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes three diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta today announced three diplomatic appointments: Alana Hudson as Ambassador to Poland John Riley as Consul-General to Hong Kong Stephen Wong as Consul-General to Shanghai   Poland “New Zealand’s relationship with Poland is built on enduring personal, economic and historical connections. Poland is also an important ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Major redevelopment of Wainuiomata High School underway
    Work begins today at Wainuiomata High School to ensure buildings and teaching spaces are fit for purpose, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. The Minister joined principal Janette Melrose and board chair Lynda Koia to kick off demolition for the project, which is worth close to $40 million, as the site ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New expert group appointed to advise Government on Oranga Tamariki
    A skilled and experienced group of people have been named as the newly established Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board by Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis today. The Board will provide independent advice and assurance to the Minister for Children across three key areas of Oranga Tamariki: relationships with families, whānau, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • COVID-19 vaccine slated for possible approval next week
    The green light for New Zealand’s first COVID-19 vaccine could be granted in just over a week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. “We’re making swift progress towards vaccinating New Zealanders against the virus, but we’re also absolutely committed to ensuring the vaccines are safe and effective,” Jacinda Ardern said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New ACC Board members announced.
    The Minister for ACC is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to join the Board of ACC on 1 February 2021. “All three bring diverse skills and experience to provide strong governance oversight to lead the direction of ACC” said Hon Carmel Sepuloni. Bella Takiari-Brame from Hamilton ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Economic boost for Southland marae
    The Government is investing $9 million to upgrade a significant community facility in Invercargill, creating economic stimulus and jobs, Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson and Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene have announced.  The grant for Waihōpai Rūnaka Inc to make improvements to Murihiku Marae comes from the $3 billion set ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Celebrating the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    [Opening comments, welcome and thank you to Auckland University etc] It is a great pleasure to be here this afternoon to celebrate such an historic occasion - the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is a moment many feared would never come, but ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Supporting disabled people to stay connected
    The Government is providing $3 million in one-off seed funding to help disabled people around New Zealand stay connected and access support in their communities, Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The funding will allow disability service providers to develop digital and community-based solutions over the next two ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Voluntary saliva testing offered to quarantine workers from Monday
    Border workers in quarantine facilities will be offered voluntary daily COVID-19 saliva tests in addition to their regular weekly testing, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. This additional option will be rolled out at the Jet Park Quarantine facility in Auckland starting on Monday 25 January, and then to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Next steps in firearms buy-back
    The next steps in the Government’s ambitious firearms reform programme to include a three-month buy-back have been announced by Police Minister Poto Williams today.  “The last buy-back and amnesty was unprecedented for New Zealand and was successful in collecting 60,297 firearms, modifying a further 5,630 firearms, and collecting 299,837 prohibited ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature projects target iconic ecosystems
    Upscaling work already underway to restore two iconic ecosystems will deliver jobs and a lasting legacy, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.  “The Jobs for Nature programme provides $1.25 billion over four years to offer employment opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 recession. “Two new projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week 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 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    3 weeks ago