Daily Review 24/08/2016

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40 comments on “Daily Review 24/08/2016”

  1. Leftie 1

    Labour wants action on student visas

    The Government has to act immediately to end the exploitation of international students that threatens to damage New Zealand’s reputation, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

    Newshub reported on Tuesday that a senior immigration official had warned that organised crime may have penetrated the process of granting student visa from India.

    It also quoted a former student who said he had invested $18,000 to come to Auckland but was struggling for food and to find a job.

    Mr Little said international students were being sold a false dream in being promised opportunities that didn’t exist.

    “The Government’s own officials admit families are being “crippled with debt” and can’t afford to study here, he said.

    “This is the result of fraud by unscrupulous agents who are rorting the system.”

    Mr Little said New Zealand had a good international reputation for fair play and the export education sector relied on this.

    “This exploitation of international students must stop,” he said.

    “It is wrong and it is putting New Zealand’s reputation at risk. The Government has known about this for some time now and there are serious questions about why it has allowed this to continue.”

    <a href="https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/32421638/labour-wants-action-on-student-visas/#page1

    • Chris 1.1

      And he’s off…!!!

      • marty mars 1.1.1

        I’m finding you two quite amusing – thanks.

        • Leftie

          What’s amusing about exploitation Marty Mars?

        • marty mars

          I’m finding YOU Chris quite amusing – thanks.

        • Anne

          Bear in mind Chris is a tr**l mm. He/she now has form harassing and demeaning (often personally) anyone who shows support for the Labour Party.

          • marty mars

            yeah sorry thanks Anne and sincere sorry Leftie this time 🙁

          • Chris

            Blind and ignorant support for the Labour Party deserves derision.

            • Chris

              You usually won’t respond to my comments, Anne, but that’s okay. I really don’t care either way. But I don’t harass or demean anyone who shows support for the Labour Party. I show support for Labour, too, when I think it’s deserved. What I will comment on are views that hold Labour out to be the saviour of the left in NZ without acknowledging recent history. Then, when what Labour has done and has not renounced is pointed out the Labour-can-do-no-wrongers come out to bash the messenger. The likes of Leftie (and thankfully not too many others but there are a couple) who will not hear one bad word against Labour respond with the inane “why aren’t you bashing the nats?”.

              It’s so disheartening to see how many on this site seem to want to close their eyes to the damage Labour’s done and the contribution this has had on where we are today. Part of the critique is that Labour’s done much of it under the radar so I guess it’s understandable that it’s gone unnoticed, but when people continue to choose to ignore it and to carry on as if nothing’s happened hoping “everything will be all right in the morning”, well that’s just not only dumb but complicit.

              • Anne

                Your half-baked and sometimes almost incoherent comments are not worthy of a response.

              • Leftie

                You are a liar Chris, and it’s always about Labour that you post about, never about the Nats, and it’s failed governance and consequences of the last 8 1/2 years.

                • Chris

                  That’s where you’re wrong. It’s always about the nats, which we already know, but it’s also about what Labour’s either done or facilitated but has refused to renounce, and which you refuse to acknowledge. So what does that mean for the future? More of the same.

                  • Leftie

                    McFlock had you pegged right when you tired to pull that bull.

                    “2) You might know national are shit, but the emphasis on criticising Labour instead does not give that impression.”

                    • Chris

                      More indepth analysis from Leftie. Have wet my pants yet again. Just when I thought the debate couldn’t have got any bigger.

              • Michelle

                Chris how much do we owe the IMF ? how much did we owe under the Labour government and don’t blame the global recession our current govt has had 8 years to deliver our brighter future the one our PM promised us. Instead they have set about dividing our people and our country and creating the same social and economic gaps they created when they were last in power. Do you remember the closing the gaps policy. This policy was needed after the pnats were in power because they created huge inequalities just like they are doing now. Now having these inequalities is this good for our country ? I don’t think so. Also Key promised more efficient and effective public services where are these services he promised to deliver. I get sick and tired of this left and right rhetoric. Its not about the left or the right its about people and looking after our country and all of our people so we all can have long and prosperous lives not just a few.

          • Leftie

            You are absolutely 100% correct there Anne. Chris has form alright, and will stalk and harass, even if the comment isn’t about Labour as well. A while back he got so bad, I thought about emailing Lprent, but didn’t want to waste his time, so I just kept on batting away the abuse.

      • Leftie 1.1.2

        Do you have any intelligent comment on the issue raised Chris?

      • Leftie 1.1.3

        Why are so many Indian students coming to New Zealand?
        Monday 11th July 2016

        The potential to make millions off international students has led to an industry marred by fraud, lies and bad policy.
        The international student market is a huge. It’s New Zealand’s fifth largest export category worth close to $3 billion.

        The latest figures show more than 125,000 international students were enrolled in New Zealand schools, universities, institutes of technology and private providers in 2015.

        The money from tuition fees alone topped $1 billion for the first time last year.

        Most of the international students in New Zealand have traditionally been from China, but over the last few years, Indian students have rapidly grown in number. There are now more Indian students in the non-university tertiary sector than any other group.

        Last year, there were more than 29,000 Indian students enrolled to study here. That’s a 150 percent increase since 2010.

        For the full article….

        <a href="http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/why-are-so-many-indian-students-coming-to-new-zealand

        Just in case you may have issues reading Chris, here is an audio link to how international students are exploited in New Zealand.

        <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NRSV3dqank

    • ScottGN 1.2

      Gower ran with this on newshub too. Michael Woodhouse was wheeled out to deliver the government line. Has Stephen Joyce been sidelined within the government? He used to be everywhere and you hardly see him anymore? In fact all the government heavy-hitters have been pretty quiet lately. What’s up?

      • b waghorn 1.2.1

        ‘. What’s up?’
        Part of the pre election policy i suspect , all crooks know when to lay low.

      • Leftie 1.2.2

        Good point ScottGN. I think it’s gotten to the point that even National ministers like Mr “Can’t fix anything” Joyce can’t even attempt to defend the indefensible any more, and have given up trying.

  2. miravox 2

    “if it’s inaccessible to the poor it’s neither radical nor revolutionary”

    Great quote. Does anyone know the source? Google is not being particularly helpful.

  3. Paul 3

    Compulsive viewing.
    Waatea 5th Estate “Water vs Intensive Farming”

    • Garibaldi 3.1

      The whole country should see this. The question is how many are intelligent enough to see the truth and the urgency in it.

    • Leftie 3.2

      Excellent episode.

    • miravox 3.3

      Good information there. A few thoughts:

      1. The commentators need to stop referring to the organics market overseas as niche. the market might not be as big, but “Bio” is mainstream in Western European countries.

      2. Beware the ‘what can we do?’ discussion. Environmentalists talk about de-stocking, Federated Farmers will be talking enclosed farming with the argument being that we can have big dairy and manage the shit at the same time. This needs to be addressed.

      3. Amazing the attempted influence on universities to stop staff speaking out. Also the implied muzzling of council scientists.

      4. Federated Farmers cannot be taken seriously when it doesn’t speak out against the threatening of a reporter with sexual assault.

      5. Bomber needs to stop the affirmations and let the guests comments stand on their own if he wants this sort of interview session to be accepted by people who are wavering in their support of big dairy. He makes important points come across as partisan instead of factual. This topic is too important for that.

  4. b waghorn 5


    this lawyer says overseas buyers are buying 29% of houses not the 3% we’ve been told

    • Draco T Bastard 5.1

      That would not surprise me.

      • Leftie 5.1.1

        Doesn’t surprise me either, particularly if you live in Auckland, you see it with your own 2 eyes, it was like the whole place went on the market.

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