Daily Review 18/05/2016

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21 comments on “Daily Review 18/05/2016”

  1. amirite 1

    Despite the Minister’s denials, MPI’s own report shows some massive illegal dumping of fish going on in our fisheries. Sometimes the entire catches are being dumped.


  2. Gabby 2

    This is unacceptable.

    Nothing Guy will leave no stone unturned in finding and punishing the leaker.

  3. Foreign waka 3

    It worked a charm. No one is talking about the Trust funds anymore.

    Homelessness is an issue that just makes me upset because there should be no reason to have this situation. And that those who need emergency housing have to pay the money back makes a mockery of the name social service.
    And yes, ……….
    It had to be such powerful issue to subdue the Trust fraud oops fund news. One has to get involved otherwise the stigma to be one of “them” sticks.

    Well done, Parliament public relations team, well done.

    • tc 3.1

      Up to the opposition to construct a narrative using the abundant ammunition, the MSM does as told by NACT. It just took CT a few days to decide what they’d use to take the limelight.

      A half decent media would have it going on all fronts but we have to rely on a crafty opposition to overcome this…..and there’s the problem right there.

      • Tooting Popular Front 3.1.1

        Such as…how come we can give shelter to embezzled, drug dealer, gun runner, stolen money but we can’t give shelter to our most vulnerable families…

    • Draco T Bastard 3.2

      Here you go (video)

      The Panama Papers leak shows that New Zealand’s secretive foreign trust industry has played an active and growing part in international tax avoidance. But what does that mean exactly? Julie Anne Genter explains why our foreign trust industry needs cleaning up.

  4. bearded git 4

    On Checkpoint tonight the business correspondent said he and others had been beavering away at the Panama Papers but would only release the results once they could show a series of interesting reveals…watch this space

  5. Paul 5

    Another day has passed in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, ugly and selfish nation under his wretched leadership.

    ‘New Zealand prison population rising
    New Zealand’s prison population continues to reach all-time highs, forcing officials to get creative in juggling the numbers.
    The county’s prison muster reached an all-time high of 9436 on April 16.
    By last week it had fallen to 9325, still well above the 9000 figure it crossed for the first time in August.
    University of Canterbury criminologist Greg Newbold said harsher law and order policies, such as making parole and bail harder to obtain and three-strikes legislation, mean the numbers won’t be heading down anytime soon.
    Double-bunking would also affect inmates’ rehabilitative efforts and Dr Newbold knew of one struggling to undertake tertiary study.
    “He’s having a hell of a job getting his study done because he’s got a cellmate who wants to play radio or his guitar,” he said.
    “If you’ve got an inmate who’s really doing his best to improve himself and getting out of prison a better person, we’re making it hard. We’re putting obstacles in his path.”

    If you want to find out more about how this extreme neo-liberal regime is destroying NZ society, click on this link.


    • Wayne 5.1

      We used to have double bunking in prisons before the ghastly neo-liberal experiment that started in the mid 1980’s.

      Was the problem back then the neo-socialist experiment?

      • Paul 5.1.1

        A defender of a regime that fails to house its people.
        Greedy, selfish and cruel.

      • Colonial Viper 5.1.2

        Very tiresome non-value adding comment, Wayne. Shall we at least try and improve how we do things in this country? We used to force left handed kids to write with their right hand before neoliberalism as well, you know. Doesn’t mean that the communists and workers movements were responsible.

      • left for dead 5.1.3

        Now Wayne, you show your true colours their. In history their have been many inhuman actives lead by the Torys whom continue to be purported by the greedy right so fittingly lead by a billionaire or what have you, but the neo-socialist had only being frugal and following convention being as they were, torn down by the fascists and most conservative religions.

        Now are you debating that their is no such thing as neo liberalism, knock you self out, there will be plenty here to help with that.

  6. Draco T Bastard 6

    Last year I got a chance to meet Walker Angell, a blogger over at Streets.MN. He described to me an experiment he did where he, as a cyclist, followed all traffic regulations to the letter for a full thirty days. He even went so far as to wait multiple cycles for a crossing to turn from red when it was clearly broken and wasn’t going to change (I think he finally broke that law). His conclusion? Following every law was impossible, ridiculously so. He shared his thoughts and insights in one of my favorite Streets.MN series.

    We need to rethink our urban areas. They need to be redesigned around a new set of values, one that doesn’t seek to accommodate bikers and pedestrians within an auto-dominated environment but instead does the opposite: accommodates automobiles in an environment dominated by people. It is people that create value. It is people that build wealth. It is in prioritizing their needs – whether on foot, on a bike or in a wheelchair – that we will begin to change the financial health of our cities and truly make them strong towns.

    • Sabine 6.1

      can you add a link to that please? i would like to send it to someone.

      we are having that discussion: should the sign read, Pedestrians give way to cars, or should the sign read, Cars give way to pedestrians, especially if the sign is to be in a busy shopping fringe 🙂


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