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Daily Review 22/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 43 comments
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43 comments on “Daily Review 22/09/2017”

  1. Barfly 1

    Inspiring Photos…should have snuck big Norm in there though

  2. Adrian 2

    Jonathan Coleman concedes you would have to be ” mentally ill or a drunk person ”
    to be a National supporter in response to question about person offering bribes to vote for National in Northcote. Just in on NZ Herald site.

    • boggis the cat 2.1

      Meh. Take the ‘bribe’ then vote for whom you were going to.

      Donate it to a charity.

      Win-win.

    • ianmac 2.2

      As Coleman says, you would have to be ” mentally ill or a drunk person ” to vote for National.

  3. bwaghorn 3

    sorry labour you lost my vote to top with your irrigation tax , it was either wedge politics or shoddy rushed policy , if you were serious it would have been all farmers or added to milk cheese etc at point of sale.

    • Robert Guyton 3.1

      b – you were never going to vote Labour – get ye to your whatevery and clasp Bill to your wizened dugs (hat-tip, Willy S.)

      • bwaghorn 3.1.1

        go fuck your self dick head you know nothing , the hatred of farmers comes of you like flies shit , ive voted labour the last two times , but they offer nothing new and they stoked the fire with their stupid policy

        • weka 3.1.1.1

          Maybe tone it down a bit eh?

        • marty mars 3.1.1.2

          Think of kids mate – a vote for lthe gnats is Cray Cray.

        • Pete 3.1.1.3

          The way it went Ardern could’ve said “peanut butter” and some idiot would’ve had a headline saying “Ardern to ban peanut butter.” Then all sorts of mental defectives would’ve attacked her, calling her Peanutcinda or something equally childish.

          Ardern’s mistake was mentioning anything to do the environment, the economy, the future, infrastructural developments, students, housing, health, climate change, education and in fact anything. Doom merchants like that harridan Boag would’ve been invited onto all and sundry media to say the world would end if any one pronouncement came to fruition.

          Especially drawing attack would’ve been any suggestion at doing anything like discussing or having multi-faceted working parties with the idea of have cross partisan solutions to our problems and the needs for our development.

        • Barfly 3.1.1.4

          BW I ask you not to consider that the policy is hatred for you and yours its a penalty to the worst offenders in an environmental sense.

          The $ values are pretty much chump change and aren’t in any way affecting viability of farmers – I understand that you may feel specifically targeted – but please accept it’s more about the environment than it is about farmers.

          I am a member of the sub-human species known as a beneficiary which has massively targeted by ruling powers for many years. Please be tolerant I do appreciate your input.

      • weka 3.1.2

        Actually for a while b was talking about voting Green. His politics have changed quite a bit over the past few years.

    • Craig H 3.2

      Adding at point of sale creates other issues – we’re talking >10c per item, which will have no impact on behaviour at all while adding extra paperwork to small shops. If part of the plan was to discourage farms from using water in the first place, then hitting them directly is the correct method.

    • Andre 3.3

      Ironically, if TOP ever actually got to implement their policies it would probably be a lot harsher on farming communities than Labour.

      http://www.top.org.nz/top9

      http://www.top.org.nz/top1

  4. dv 4

    Where has been the discussion about the export of free water by the bottling companies?

    The FF have drowned that out.

  5. mauī 5

    Alt-right “Westie style campaigning”. Parental advisory explicit content. Actually it’s not recommended to watch at all.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-paula-bennett-leads-national-party-tour-bus-rousing-rendition-natural-woman

  6. JC 6

    A Big Heads up to “The Standard” for providing a forum that has kept me mostly sane these last few years.. tumeke !

    And to the administrators, the Authors and the Moderators, (I haven’t fully worked out the “Back End” yet), but sincerely Thank you All and appreciate your views, your time and your efforts and commitment to facilitate this.

    All at a toll, a cost , and a sacrifice to your personal time, and your friends and whanau.
    ki ora,

    To the numerous commentators here….I have enjoyed the diversity of ideas and views and the knowledge shared on this site. I’ve been stimulated, and informed. Along, I’m sure with others, and the numerous readers on this site.

    The last few months have been intense! An acknowledgment is long overdue!

    Thank you! The Standard!

    kia ora

    JC

  7. halfcrown 7

    Well said JC, At least we can come on here and see a good bit of down to earth common sense and learn a lot by the information volunteered by a lot of highly intelligent and well-informed contributors. Even the right wingers and trolls are of a better quality than some of the contributors on other forums which I will not name with their rabid ranting cretins.

  8. Andre 8

    That photo of Jacinda up at the headline looks like she’s got a bit of yoof ‘tude going.

  9. ianmac 9

    That is her serious face.

  10. dv 10

    Shocked by the ‘poverty cycle’, reformers created a safety net for casual workers. Now precarious working conditions are back, and the welfare state is under attack. By Chris Renwick

    Sound familiar?

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/sep/21/why-we-need-the-welfare-state-more-than-ever

  11. Well , … it was a toss up between Auld Lang Syne for the Lefts benefit ,… or Bugger Off ,… so lets celebrate instead the demise of National with that instead. Played it last time ,… still 100% applicable.

    Bugger Off – Lyrics , – YouTube

  12. weka 12

    National do a last ditch dirty politics effort. A few hours before it becomes impossible for anyone to refute this, Tracey Watkins publishes an opinion piece,

    “It has been assumed NZ First will hold the balance of power if neither National or Labour and the Greens have the numbers to govern. But senior Nats have told Stuff – don’t rule out an approach to the Greens instead.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/97161362/National-says-don-t-rule-out-an-approach-to-Greens-on-election-night

    National know that no such deal is possible, so the only thing I can read from this is that National want to scare voters away from the Greens. Pathetic, but useful to see Watkins willing to be part of it.

    “Greens co-leader James Shaw is seen as being more of a pragmatist by National.”

    Yep, but not in that way. Here’s a post from 2015 that gives several references for Shaw saying no way to a deal with National. It also shows how it’s not Shaw’s decision but has to go through the members (who would say no).

    Green Politics

  13. Meh ,… more bollocks from the Nats.

    And that’s all it is L0L !

  14. swordfish 14

    I’ll just get this in before Election Day Blackout. – Jacinda Ardern said this morning that the last UMR has Labour just 1% behind National

    Suggests a swing to National a week ago & a counter-swing back to Labour over last 3-4 days

    y Blackout. – Jacinda Ardern said this morning

  15. swordfish 15

    Party Vote Labour
    Party Vote Green

    juuuuust in before Election Day Blackout

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