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Daily review 22/12/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 22nd, 2021 - 10 comments
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10 comments on “Daily review 22/12/2021 ”

  1. Ad 1

    Government delays enacting changes to RMA that would have enabled climate change to be taken into consideration ie really hard for bad new polluters.

    Cabinet delays until next November to "allow for further targeted engagement with the commercial building sector on the possible inclusion of fossil fuel-fired space and water heating assets in the proposed national direction instruments".

    'Nonsensical' – Greens smarting after Labour delays climate change fixes – NZ Herald

    Why didn't Parker just come out and say "We just don't have the balls to stand up to Fonterra"?

    • Dennis Frank 1.1

      Crisis? What crisis?

      Labour has to keep the commercial building sector onside. Obviously delaying the change for a whole year is required due to the slow learner category that commercial builders obviously file themselves into. Equally obviously, they would say patiently "no, it ain't that, we have to get lawyers to interpret the damn thing".

      Well, we all know how lawyers always take forever to get anything done. Half a year to figure out their angle, then another half a year to all agree on a common plan.

      So the falling of the sky will have to be postponed a year to accommodate industry & legal inertia. Very sensible prioritisation by Labour: stakeholders first, natural disasters second.

      • Ad 1.1.1

        They could have at least made a more useful excuse like waiting for Budget 2022 and for the RMA reforms to go through Parliament . ie let's just consult more with each other.

        You'll find the main constructor commercial builders are well up with the Green Star rating systems. The NPS statements are reasonably useful.

        But Parker making such a specific and narrow excuse – with such an obvious single-player near-monopolist user for the technology he cites – is pathetic.

        • Pat

          Dairy is our largest export ….and we have a worsening trade balance.

          We are very exposed. (hence selling residency and touting for investment)

          • Ad

            We are more exposed by weak Ministers who fold like origami.

            Fonterra is a government-regulated near-monopsony that exists by legislative fiat.

            • Pat

              I'm afraid not….if we want to import endless fripperies (not to mention necessities) then we need to sell shit offshore….and we aint got much the world wants or needs…..irrespective of Ministerial flexibility.

    • arkie 1.2

      Must be the Greens fault somehow. /s

      Time for the Labour party membership to hold these cabinet ministers to account then?

  2. joe90 2

    Fascinating vid explains the difference between analog and digital computers and the history of analog computational devices.

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