web analytics

Daily Review 19/10/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 19th, 2018 - 35 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 …

35 comments on “Daily Review 19/10/2018 ”

  1. Looks like JLR is staying with support from Dotcom

    • SPC 1.1

      Staying on (the wanna enact the waka jumping law to get rid of me – something the caucus would have a serious argument about play) and throwing off a Friday hand grenade (affair with a fellow MP) as MP’s return to their family homes for the weekend.

      • Gabby 1.1.1

        So I guess there’s now another MP touching cloth. The stoolie, the fornicator, who’s next?

    • Carolyn_Nth 1.2

      I saw that KDC had tweeted an offer to back JLR a couple of days ago.

      So KDC is not really a Leftie, and it’s all about money, (alpha) men and power.

      • SPC 1.2.1

        More a case of sticking it to the National Party (former government) for their co-operation with the Americans

        • Anne 1.2.1.1

          Yes. My immediate reaction too. Revenge for what John Key and accomplices did to him. And JLR is purported to know where the bodies are buried!

      • Rosemary McDonald 1.2.2

        “So KDC is not really a Leftie, and it’s all about money, (alpha) men and power.”

        Careful Carolyn_Nth.

        I recall typing almost the same thing back then and being shot down in flames. The general consensus in the ‘left’ or ‘progressive’ camps being that the Mighty Kim, Fearless Defender of Free Speech etc etc, is above criticism.

        Finally being seen for what he truly is.

        Good things take time, I guess.

        • Carolyn_Nth 1.2.2.1

          Heh. He’s been badly treated by NZ-US state authorities. But he’s always looked like a right wing ultra capitalist libertarian to me. And it’s all about wealth and power.

          • SPC 1.2.2.1.1

            Except that the libertarian capitalist can and here does co-exist with Snowden, Wiki-Leaks, Greenwald who with free media (supposedly) hold power to account (the imperial deep state and associated authoritarian nation states), and thus there is here common cause with some on the left.

            • Carolyn_Nth 1.2.2.1.1.1

              Some libertarian capitalists (which is a bit of a contradiction in terms), have contributed to worthy causes on occasions. But that doesn’t mean they are the kind of people to further left wing causes if they had political power – totally the opposite.

              And this can especially be seen in KDC offering support to JLR – a guy who is very happy for money to buy political influence, and who is racist in his approach to talking about some of the Nats supporters, and is also a bit of a misogynist.

              It looks to me that JLR has been getting some PR coaching in the last couple of days. He’s probably been told to tone down the arrogance, and admit to affairs – so the apologies to wife, etc today.

              But he hasn’t really said anything much more of substance, except that he isn’t yet resigning from parliament – and he’s still trying to damage more Nats – wanting to name names, etc. The recording he’s released doesn’t say much, and has been pretty carefully edited – we haven’t been given the full conversation.

              But it is highly likely that behind JLR is the Lusk faction whose aim is to replace the balance of power in the Nats’ caucus, with those more supportive of a far right leader.

              I see reports on twitter that in the last couple of days WO has been promoting Collins as the solution to the Nats current problems. And some suspect Lusk has penned some of these posts.

              It’s a mistake to start cheering the likes of JLR and KDC because it looks like they’ve given some nasty Nats a bloody nose.

              Be careful what you wish for.

              • Anne

                It’s a mistake to start cheering the likes of JLR and KDC because it looks like they’ve given some nasty Nats a bloody nose.

                Hear hear.

                • Carolyn_Nth

                  Oh. yeah.

                  And now Melanie Reid and Casss Mson at Newsroom have just published another report of interviews with 2 women who worked for JLR and claim he was very abusive and undermining to them:

                  https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/10/19/284377/death-by-1000-cuts-working-for-jami-lee-ross

                  Ross would tell staff to their faces that they were useless and not allow them to speak to one another.

                  “He would say ‘Are you serious? But I thought you went to university. You’re so useless’.”

                  Second-guessing herself, she would research her alleged mistakes in the Economist Style Guide and find she had done nothing wrong.

                  Once he even threw a phone across the room because she’d bought the wrong paper to make name tags.

                  Ross made no attempts to hide what the woman describes as “constantly creepy” behaviour towards women – something she didn’t have to deal with personally, as she wasn’t “his type”.

                  He would lavish attention on beautiful women at events and ignore everyone else.

                  “He’d ask us ‘What do you think of that one?’

                  “He liked blonde, skinny, beautiful women … he was always kind and friendly in public.”

                  Another woman said:

                  “He’d make sleazy, sexual comments about me while I was in the room – always when men were around, never directly to me. Once he said to a 60-year-old guy: ‘She’s about young enough for you’.

                  “He also made comments on my attire. I usually wore dresses, but once I wore pants and he made it clear that he didn’t like the look on me. I rarely wore them again.

                  “He would complain about my ‘sub-par’ work, and my work is anything but ‘sub-par’.

                  And the Nats’ hierarchy must have known what he was like, and still promoted him.

                  • Chris

                    Ironically it’s Melanie Reid’s investigation on the back of metoo that’s sparked Ross into exposing the underbelly.

                  • One Two

                    ‘Promotions’ and ‘accolades’ are given to the corrupted…the compromised…

                    Easier to keep in line…and ensures the darkests secrets remain hidden…and the evil deeds in motion…

                    It is the world around us all…

          • Yes I think the libertarian bit confuses people.

    • millsy 1.3

      Well they have something in common. Full of shit and a total fucking waste of space. thanks

  2. It was a year ago today
    When Winston decided to play
    He’d been going in and out of style
    Best choice by a country mile

    So let me introduce to you

    Some wonderful memories

    Yay

    “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford has released never seen before photos of the moment NZ First Leader Winston Peters picked Labour as his Coalition Government partner.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12145455

  3. Rosemary McDonald 3

    From the wtff file….

    “Foreman allegedly refused entry into building site for being female

    A female foreman was allegedly denied entry to the building site she worked at, solely on the grounds of being a female.

    The incident allegedly happened at the construction site for a new school in Northland, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Tonga o Hokianga.

    An engineer, also female, who worked on the project during its design phase, contacted the Herald after she was told the female foreman had been denied access.

    She provided the Herald with a screenshot of the minutes of a meeting where the issue had been raised.

    “PM noted the MOE [Ministry of Education] had contacted the complainant who arrived on-site to discuss the kura’s request that no women are permitted on site,” the meeting minutes said.

    Now, someone was mocking identity politics earlier….

    So, amidst teacher shortages and falling standards of education (as evidenced by the headline) not one, but four kura demand that females are not to be allowed on the building sites of new schools.

    It is not clear if it is all females or just females in positions of authority.

    Someone needs to go and have quiet chat with these folks, maybe avoid an embarrassing HRC complaints process?

  4. Fireblade 4

    With the events of the last few days in our minds, have a look at these incredible Indian musicians.

    Indian Classical and Metal musician Rishabh Seen playing the Sitar with Mohandeep Bawra playing the Tabla.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pTuEcJcP8w

  5. joe90 5

    Sounds familiar….

    Scott Morrison just accused Labor of being "anti-semitic", which has caused a massive uproar in Parliament #auspol— Bevan Shields (@BevanShields) October 18, 2018

    • Muttonbird 6.1

      Hey JC.

      I know this is a terrible time for the families of these people, and for DOC, and for the NZ environment but is it usual for police to come out so quickly with a statement that nothing suggests foul play?

      I’m not saying there was foul play but there’s nothing left of that machine and I’m wondering how a country police superintendent knows enough about aviation disasters to rule out foul play so early.

      Wouldn’t CAA inspectors be better positioned to do that?

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • 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. ...
    16 hours 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 ...
    7 days 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 ...
    1 week ago
  • Happy new year, Aotearoa!
    Welcome to 2022! As we look ahead to another year of progress on the big issues facing our country, we’re taking a look back at the year that’s been and everything the team of five million achieved together in 2021. ...
    3 weeks 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
    17 hours 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
    18 hours 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
    20 hours 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
    3 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
    5 days 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks ago
  • Support for fire-hit Waiharara community
    The government will contribute $20,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support those most affected by the fires in Waiharara in the Far North, Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan says. “I have spoken to Far North Mayor John Carter about the effect the fires continue to have, on residents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Manawatū’s ‘oases of nature’ receive conservation boost
    The Government is throwing its support behind projects aimed at restoring a cluster of eco-islands and habitats in the Manawatū which were once home to kiwi and whio. “The projects, which stretch from the Ruahine Ranges to the Horowhenua coastline, will build on conservation efforts already underway and contribute ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand to continue Solomon Islands support
    A New Zealand Defence Force and Police deployment to help restore peace and stability to Solomon Islands is being scaled down and extended. The initial deployment followed a request for support from Solomon Islands Government after riots and looting in capital Honiara late last month. They joined personnel from Australia, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago