web analytics

Daily review 24/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 34 comments
Categories: open mike - Tags:

Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image puppet

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standarnistas 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.

34 comments on “Daily review 24/04/2015 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Darren Watson of Planet Key fame has a new song out …

    It is called “Ive got your office right here” and there are scenes involving the hammering of nails and hair and three way handshakes and the TPPA …

    https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=ccGGuYsha5Q&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGQrmbxtr09k%26feature%3Dshare

  2. cricklewood 2

    In some ways the most interesting aspect of Keys creepy predilection has been the way the ‘machine’ has swung into action. It seems to me that almost immediately it was decided that since the story broke on The Daily Blog the best way to bury it, was to attempt to spin / mitigate the story by suggestioning it was a politically motivated attack… Low and behold the herald swings in behind with there sneaky ‘interview’ and then a comment that the victim was pollitcally opioninated…

    As an aside is anyone else uncomfortable with Mcready’s comments? I heard him say that he would press for a private prosecution on a sexual assault charge regardless of what the victim wanted as it was more important than her individual situation.
    Personally I was spewing imho the only person and the most important person in this whole sorry affair
    Is the victim and what happens next should be entirely her decision and whatever that is it must be respected…

    • rawshark-yeshe 2.1

      yes, awful and disquieting. i do hope there is more to it than this blunt instrument.

    • Murray Rawshark 2.2

      I think McReady should have checked with her before doing anything.

      • rawshark-yeshe 2.2.1

        Indeed .. but do we know he didn’t ?

        • Murray Rawshark 2.2.1.1

          He gave a clue by wanting to go ahead regardless of her wishes. Either he hasn’t checked or he has, and she didn’t want it. I think both are wrong. Not in the same class of wrongness as FJK’s filthy actions, but still not good.

  3. swordfish 3

    Kiwibog: David Farrar (April 24. 8:35 am)
    Post Title: “A new low for Key Derangement Syndrome”
    Post Text (brief passages): “Laila Harre basically compares the Prime Minister to Rolf Harris…..This is a new low for sufferers from Key Derangement Syndrome – a disease for which no cure has yet been discovered.”

    The Standard: fisiani (April 24. 10:21 am)
    Comment: “you have Key Derangement Syndrome, just like Laila Harre…..there is no cure for your illness “

    fisiani (April 24. 11:39 am) Comment: “You can try to wriggle but your Key Derangement Syndrome is fulminant.”

    fisiani (April 24. 6:20 pm) Comment: “The Key Derangement Syndrome exposed here is quite astonishing.”

    How dare people claim that fisiani is simply regurgitating Farrar’s attack lines.

    • b waghorn 3.1

      Oh come on now sword fish it’s a bit unfare to point out the you’re average key lover can’t develop an original thought !

      • Tigger 3.1.1

        Key Derangement Syndrome – the state of being as deranged as John Key? If you’re going to come up with a witty name the joke needs to be obvious.

      • adam 3.1.2

        Were would poor poor fisiani be with out cut and paste. Not like they can answer even the simplest question put to them.

    • lprent 3.2

      Don’t embarrass the poor parrot.

      I’m sure that he can’t help his echolalia issues

    • regurgitating – 1. to vomit forth (partially digested food)

      so close they are one

  4. b waghorn 4

    More proof of where tv3 s allegiance lies an ad for henry s show just on went :
    henrys voice , is there any chance key could be in legal trouble( over the pony tail thing)
    Some law “expert” , no none at all
    Can’t say the wording is exact but that’s the jist of it .

    • mickysavage 4.1

      It misses the point. Whether Key faces legal repercussions or not people will look at him in the future and think that he has very a very unusual attraction to hair.

      • b waghorn 4.1.1

        The general feel I got from the ad was the old minimize and move on nothing to see here tactic

  5. Clemgeopin 5

    The Greens have asked the public to provide questions about climate change for Question Time.

    What a novel idea!

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68039399/want-to-hold-the-government-to-account-on-climate-change-nows-your-chance

    Use fb or Twitter @#MyClimateQuestion

  6. adam 6

    Dear women of the country,

    If you ever feel the need to [r0b: deleted] some men, I understand.

    If you ever feel the need to kick some men in the ball sack, I understand.

    To all the fine upstanding women in this country – may I say, I’m impressed with the dignity, and pose in how you put up with the childish behaviour of men in this country.

    My hope, is one day men will be men – in their own right, and not base their views of themselves – by putting down women.

    We still have a very long way to go

    Thanks, and God bless.

    • gsays 6.1

      hi adam, you raise an interesting point, namely, what does it mean to be a man in aotearoa in the 21st century?

      celia lashlie did some good work on this with her good man project, although i think it is more for parents of boys/teens/adolescents.

      i am in my late forties and have questioned why is maleness often unacceptable in many circles, eg boys hanging around outside at a primary school cross country, and told to stop jumping over a piece of tape between two electric fence standards by a mum. to my eyes they were just being boys.

      the way boys and young men giggle, push, fart, shout, bait, annoy, test boundaries, push physical limits ( i can jump off, over, through at.. that) seem to nowadays to be seen as anti-social, disrespectful etc.

      there are plenty of good men out there (the vast majority), we just dont seem to make the news somehow.

  7. mickysavage 7

    Fark the Herald is running regular updates of John Key in Turkey …

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11438172

    And there is a new terrorism threat by some deranged Kiwi individual which Key has announced …

    http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/kiwi-is-fighter-calls-for-attacks-on-anzac-day-2015042418#axzz3Y7eqRUMq

    Who gets the feeling we are being played?

    • rawshark-yeshe 7.1

      played certainly, in a minor key who wants to be major.

    • ianmac 7.2

      “The video was taken down by YouTube soon after 3 News approached the Prime Minister about it.”
      Wot? Surely the GCSB spies would have been onto the clip? And not TV3 News for heavens sake!

    • Bill 7.3

      Was it an article in The Atlantic that pointed out the fact that according to ISIS dogma, all ‘true’ muslims would make their way there…and any leaving would be guilty of apostasy or marked as cowards or some such?

      Hardly an ideology for spreading global terror that, is it?

    • Hami Shearlie 7.4

      Getting that feeling definitely – still, it’s better than feeling one’s ponytail being tugged by Uncle Pervy!

    • jenny kirk 7.5

      Absolutely, Mickey S. propaganda galore to conceal ShonKey’s nasty traits.

  8. ….played by an off Key fiddler no less.

  9. idlegus 9

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/nz-herald-editor-defends-reporting-of-prime-minister-john-keys-ponytail-pull includes an email from currie to his staff defending the heralds (well, his) actions.

    • ianmac 9.1

      idlegus: “…Currie was “aware of issues, but signed off on [the] story”, speaking to Grant and Brown but not to Bailey.
      If true this completely vindicates Amanda Bailey’s claims. Pretty serious derelection of duty and very dishonest of Currie!
      I thought journalists had to keep notes/recordings?

  10. Barbara Strathdee 10

    Meet you out back in five minutes time.

    [lprent: What is this about? ]

    • Barbara Strathdee 10.1

      At age forty I would have responded with these words. In my twenties I didn’t have the confidence to answer such harassment. Now at a few years over the Gold Card I am tired, sad and angry. Amanda Bailey has shown courage.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • 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
    3 days 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
    6 days 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 weeks ago
  • Clean energy upgrade for more public buildings
    More public buildings will be supported by the Government to upgrade to run on clean energy, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. Minister Shaw announced that Lincoln and Auckland universities will receive support through the Clean-Powered Public Service Fund to replace fossil fuel boilers. Southern, Taranaki, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Schools back donations scheme for the second year
    More schools have opted in to the donations scheme for 2021, compared to 2020 when the scheme was introduced. “The families of more than 447,000 students will be better off next year, with 94% of eligible schools and kura opting into the scheme,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “This is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Ruapehu cycle trails gets PGF boost
    The spectacular Mountains to Sea cycle trail in Ruapehu District will receive $4.6 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for two additional trails, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “This is an exciting development for the local community, and one that will provide significant economic opportunities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Update to air border order strengthens crew requirements
    Additional measures coming into effect on Monday will boost our defence against COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the air border, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “As part of our precautionary approach and strategy of constant review, we’re tightening the requirements around international aircrew,” Chris Hipkins said. The COVID-19 Public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • A true picture of Māori business activity
    A better picture of the contribution Māori businesses make to the economy will be possible with changes to the way information is collected about companies and trading enterprises. Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash have announced a new option for Māori enterprises who are part ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • PGF funding for Taranaki projects
    The South Taranaki museum, a New Plymouth distillery and a Pasifika building firm will benefit from a Government investment totalling more than $1 million, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. The $1.05m in grants and loans from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help the recipients expand and create ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Fijian Language Week 2020 inspires courage and strength during COVID-19 pandemic
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the theme for the 2020 Fijian Language Week reflects the strong belief by Fijians that their language and culture inspires courage and strength that is strongly needed in times of emergencies, or through a significant challenge like the global COVID-19 pandemic ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Trades training builds on iwi aspirations
    An investment of $2.025 million from the Māori Trades and Training Fund will support Māori to learn new skills while making a positive difference for their communities, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “K3 Development Limited Partnership will receive $2,025,000 for its Takitimu Tuanui apprenticeship programme, which will support the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago