web analytics

Daily Review 21/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 21st, 2016 - 27 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

greenpeace-protest-auckland

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 21/03/2016 ”

  1. adam 1

    Thank goodness our politicians are not this idiotic – YET!

    • ianmac 1.1

      Are they for real?! Fight back with books!!! Gosh. They shoud have trained them years ago then every kid would be safe. Right?
      Thanks Adam.

  2. weka 2

    The quality of comments from the RWNJs is very poor today. Are they a bit deflated?

  3. weka 3

    The quality of comments from the RWNJs is very poor today. Are they a bit deflated?

    • alwyn 3.1

      There, there diddums.
      Did you forget you had said this just a few seconds ago? Why repeat it?
      Short term memory failure? I saw this in your comments about the “rent-a-mob” the Greenpeace organisation lined up for a protest. You forgot what you had said there too.

  4. wyndham 4

    Poor John. Nobody loves him – – – first the teapot ruling against him and now the Rachel Glucina text. Perhaps Helen Clark did something similar.

    http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/system/paperclip/document_files/document_files/1367/original/off_the_record_communications.pdf?1456262902

  5. joe90 5

    They’re back…

    .

    NEW YORK–Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced that it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, the first time a U.S. hotel company has done so in almost 60 years

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2016/03/19/starwood-become-first-us-hotel-company-run-cuba-hotels-decades/82040434/

    • gez the rev 5.1

      if cuba has any brains they will tell them to fuck off like a few other latin American and central American countries have

  6. ScottGN 6

    A Double Dissolution on the cards for Australia as Turnbull looks to go early
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-21/july-election-likely-crossbenchers-push-back-against-abcc-bill/7264232

    • Kiwiri 6.1

      Yup, picked that several days ago (http://thestandard.org.nz/preliminary-rm-results-nzf-jumps-to-9/#comment-1148891).

      July is about as early as he can go, given budget and the various things that need to happen before then. The reforms he pushed through have opened the way to having the double dissolution and early election.

      • swordfish 6.1.1

        Despite one or two making arguments to the contrary, it’s clear the Coalition is still in the box seat … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_next_Australian_federal_election
        (though good to see a few more ties in the two-party preferred recently)

        • Olwyn 6.1.1.1

          Looking down your graph, the Liberals look to be losing momentum, while Labour is regaining it. It would be nice if that trend continues and strengthens between now and July. According to people I know in Australia, Turnbull’s honeymoon has been a very brief one.

          • swordfish 6.1.1.1.1

            Yep, you’re right about the direction of momentum.
            (a few quick calculations)
            Monthly Averages
            Month………………….Coalition……………ALP
            Turnbull becomes PM mid-Sep
            2015
            Sep……………………………51.5………………..48.5
            Oct……………………………53.0………………..47.0
            Nov…………………………..54.0………………..46.0
            Dec……………………………53.0………………..47.0

            2016
            Jan……………………………..54.0……………….46.0
            Feb……………………………..52.0……………….48.0
            March…………………………51.5……………….48.5

            We’re certainly not back to the clear, consistent ALP lead during the Mad Monk’s reign, though. Coalition still marginal favourites, I’d say, but could be a close run thing.

            (Bear in mind that, ominously enough, Turnbull continues to blitz Shorten in the various leadership measures. Not necessarily decisive to the Election outcome, but by no means irrelevant either).

            • Olwyn 6.1.1.1.1.1

              I, like many others, have long preferred Albanese but I would still vote for Shorten to keep Turnbull out. I think that Turnbull would be very harmful to Australia, and hope that he has missed his moment. He seems to fit the same category as Cameron and Key, a 2008-style Tory. But by 2016, the strengthened neo-lib agenda cloaked in toy centrism has done its dash.

              • aerobubble

                Every year of warming is yet another nail in the coffin of paper over, write paper debt, toy governance of Cameron, Key and Turnball. But its the same old adage, cronies in cronies out.

  7. Anne 7

    John Key says he thinks the name of the new Governor General will be announced this week. How convenient. Now lets see… he’s had to admit he was wrong about Ambrose and it looks like we the taxpayers are going to foot the bill on his behalf. Bad look. Thursday is Flag day and it looks like he’s going to get a kick in the butt by the same tax-payers . Yep. Announcement on Thursday?

    • Muttonbird 7.1

      Let’s say flag day ends in defeat for his black and blue Lockwood challenger.

      I do hope the media give it to him with both barrels for the divisive and expensive process he’s dragged the country through.

      I really, really hope they drive him into a corner and put a dunce’s hat on him so that he may think long and hard about how badly he read the people of New Zealand.

      • gez the rev 7.1.1

        hahahahahahaha muttonbird you should do stand up comedy
        biggest fucking joke I heard all year

    • Lanthanide 7.2

      There’s very little the government could announce this week that would overshadow flag day.

  8. Draco T Bastard 8

    Is capitalism driving climate change?

    Aljazeera video: We speak to author Naomi Klein, and ask UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres if the Paris deal is too little, too late.

    • Bill 8.1

      Yes. And yes.

      Does any person with even a passing understanding of climate change seriously have to ask those questions?

  9. AsleepWhileWalking 9

    Super creepy editing of video allows manipulation of Youtube videos in real time (and probably other types of camera images too)

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Tokelau Language Week reminds us to stay united and strong
    Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this year’s theme, ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pacific trade and development agreement a reality
    Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker welcomed the announcement that the Cook Islands is the eighth nation to ratify this landmark agreement. “The agreement represents ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Securing a pipeline of teachers
    The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching. “When we came into Government, we were faced with a teacher supply crisis,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “Over the past three years, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Border exceptions for a small number of international students with visas
    The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people in New Zealand remains the Government’s top priority. Tight border restrictions remain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • First COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreement signed
    The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • International statement – End-to-end encryption and public safety
    We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.  It also serves a vital purpose in repressive states to protect journalists, human rights defenders and other vulnerable people, as stated in the 2017 resolution of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Ministry of Defence Biodefence Assessment released
    The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards and Threats looks at how the NZDF supports other agencies’ biodefence activities, and considers the context of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020
    New Approaches to Economic Challenges: Confronting Planetary Emergencies: OECD 9 October 2020 Hon David Parker’s response following Thomas Piketty and Esther Duflo. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever in the world you might be. I first acknowledge the excellent thought provoking speeches of Thomas Piketty and Esther ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Kaipara Moana restoration takes next step
    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today at Waihāua Marae between the Crown, local iwi and councils to protect, restore and enhance the mauri of Kaipara Moana in Northland. Environment Minister David Parker signed the document on behalf of the Crown along with representatives from Ngā Maunga Whakahī, Ngāti ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand and Uruguay unite on reducing livestock production emissions
    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa Rica.  The project called ‘Innovation for pasture management’ is led by Uruguay’s National Institute of Agricultural ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • 3100 jobs created through marae upgrades
    Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta have announced. “A total ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Health volunteers recognised in annual awards
    Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The health volunteer awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give many hours of their time to help other New Zealanders,” Mr Hipkins ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Community COVID-19 Fund supports Pacific recovery
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery strategies, initiatives, and actions. “I am keen to see this Fund support Pacific ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Community benefits from Māori apprenticeships
    Up to 50 Māori apprentices in Wellington will receive paid training to build houses for their local communities, thanks to a $2.75 million investment from the Māori Trades and Training Fund, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Ngāti Toa Rangatira Incorporated to provide its Ngā Kaimahi ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Training fund supports Māori jobseekers
    Rapidly growing sectors will benefit from a $990,000 Māori Trades and Training Fund investment which will see Wellington jobseekers supported into work, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “This funding will enable Sapphire Consultants Ltd. to help up to 45 Māori jobseekers into paid training initiatives over two years through ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Ruakura Inland Port development vital infrastructure for Waikato
    The Government is investing $40 million to develop an inland port at Ruakura which will become a freight super-hub and a future business, research and residential development for the Waikato, Urban Development and Transport Minister Phil Twyford, and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. The funding has been has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Appointments made to Defence Expert Review Group
    Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today the establishment of an Expert Review Group to review a number of aspects of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) structure, information management and record-keeping processes.  The Expert Review Group’s work arises out of the first recommendation from the Report of the Government’s Inquiry ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • No active community cases of COVID-19
    There are no active community cases of COVID-19 remaining in the country after the last people from the recent outbreak have recovered from the virus, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “This is a big milestone. New Zealanders have once again through their collective actions squashed the virus. The systems ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago