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Daily Review 21/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 21st, 2016 - 40 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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40 comments on “Daily Review 21/04/2016 ”

  1. Yoza 1

    It’s an impressive return on $100,000 investment. How wealthy do you need to be to qualify for ‘aid money’ from the NZ tax-payer?

    • alwyn 1.1

      You are aware that Hagaman’s company operates the hotel. He doesn’t own it and he didn’t have the aid money passed to him. That went to the owners to carry out the expansion.
      But of course you know that. You just ignore it because you are following your little leader Andy in his smear campaign.

      • nom 1.1.1

        Was the multi million dollar refurbishment publicly known when the contract was signed?

        If not, could it possibly have been discussed at a Cabinet Club meeting, thereby giving a certain hotel chain an opportunity to adjust their tender to be more competitive?

      • mickysavage 1.1.2

        So do you know the details of the funding or how much the company is paid to manage the resort. Please tell.

        • alwyn

          “how much the company is paid to manage the resort”
          I haven’t the faintest idea. Why should I?
          Sabine posted a great long spiel on the subject where she kept repeating that it was $7.5 million. When I asked the source of this number, which she had repeated 4 times she never gave me a sensible reply.
          Perhaps she will tell you whether there is any truth in that figure or whether she just made it up. I suspect the latter.
          Here is what she had to say. It is followed by my request for a link and then a very long reply by Sabine which had nothing to do with the question.

          Gould on Nats’ sleaze and corruption

  2. BM 2

    Little is too stupid to be PM.

    • maui 2.1

      Hooray! Basic Mind is back.

      • weka 2.1.1

        Lol, is that some kind of bot? I love how it just comes out of nowhere. If that isn’t a flaming troll line I don’t know what is 🙄

    • Gangnam Style 2.2

      “…the left underestimate Key to its peril” & if Little gets under your skin he must be doing something right!

      • alwyn 2.2.1

        “Little gets under your skin”.
        So does melanoma. Now what is the “something right” about that?

        • mickysavage

          You guys are spinning a lot lately. Whats up?

          • Anne

            Very exercised over this matter aren’t they. They remind me of when I was a kid… caught out doing something I wasn’t allowed to do. The screams of denial could be heard far and wide.

          • ScottGN

            Yeah the reaction to Little’s call for the AG to take a look at a story that broke on RadioNZ seems way out of proportion. What’s going on?

            • mickysavage

              Obviously a sensitive subject. It has happened for a while. The right clearly believe that the best form of defence is attack.

        • Hanswurst

          If Little is the melanoma that puts paid to NZ’s political Right, then there is something very, very right about him

        • Incognito

          The prognosis for melanoma is actually really good when detected and treated early before it has spread to other tissues or organs. When ignoring the signs the prognosis rapidly drops off to a near-death sentence. Need I say more?

    • tinfoilhat 2.3

      Judging from the present and many past PMs stupidity is hardly a deal breaker to becoming PM.

  3. tinfoilhat 3

    Bother we had a school group going down to that…


    ..I hope they were all up to date with their immunisations.

  4. Anne 4

    That’s a great graph. It should be disseminated far and wide!!!

    Gosh, even the Nat.rwnj simpletons will be able to understand it.

    • tinfoilhat 4.1

      Not so sure Anne – unless Andrew Little is very sure he has evidence of some wrongdoing he’s buying into a very public legal fight with Earl Hagaman for defamation.

    • b waghorn 4.2

      Oh they understand it ,its just that they see no problem with it.

      • Anne 4.2.1

        Yes. There was a bit of sarcasm for their benefit in my comment.

        I’m reminded of the screaming and howling by the right wing over Dirty Politics. Methinks they’re trying the same trick on again but not sure it will work this time because its all about money. And $7.5 million of it is OUR money!!

  5. beatie 6

    Anybody else having trouble accessing certain posts? Tonight when I clicked on the Oravida post, a red flag popped up on the tab and the page was blank. This has been happening to the Open Mic post too. As an avid reader of The Standard I hate to miss anything!

    • weka 6.1

      I got a page saying that there was some maintenance going on. Maybe Lynn is tinkering.

  6. Whateva next? 9

    Methinks Hagaman’s do protest too much

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