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Daily review 26/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 26th, 2019 - 21 comments
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21 comments on “Daily review 26/06/2019 ”

  1. Cinny 1

    Julie-Anne is coming to Nelson town next week 🙂 We are actively trying to encourage more women to stand for council and the lovely Julie Anne is putting her voice to the cause. I'm thrilled about this. If you know anyone who maybe interested in attending, please spread the word yes

    Genter is scheduled to speak at the Greenmeadows Centre in Stoke from 9.30am on Tuesday July 2 with koha asked for expenses.


    And…. there may be a piece on TVNZ tomorrow night about it 🙂

  2. Muttonbird 2

    Post 2020 that tow-truck represents Christopher Luxon and the parking space is the Nats' finance portfolio.

    • Sacha 3.1

      Story about it: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/113794524/overhaul-will-see-government-departments-become-a-unified-public-service

      Ministries would still be held accountable for day-to-day work but bigger issues and Government priorities may require joint ventures that will have their own staff, funding and assets.

    • Anne 3.2

      Excellent news!

      The new Act:
      • brings genuine whole-of-government action – shifting agencies from working as single departments to working as one, unified public service, to quickly mobilise and tackle specific issues, such as reducing child poverty, mental health services, climate change and the future of work,
      • means leaders in the Public Service take collective responsibility, rather than individual agencies, to tackle the country's big challenges,
      • allows public servants to be deployed as required to work on single-issue challenges,
      • acknowledges a 'spirit of service' is fundamental to the Public Service and embed cherished public service principles to the community, political neutrality, free and frank advice and merit-based appointments.

      • JanM 3.2.1

        Phew – at last!

        • Anne

          Yep. Very happy about it. I’m not the only one who experienced gross misconduct and a subsequent cover-up following the restructuring of the 80s and 90s.

      • patricia bremner 3.2.3

        It is not two years yet this Government is performing well in important areas though it isn't always acknowledged by some here, so pleased to see this move is well received.

  3. Andre 4

    Does Daily Review require assistance finding its way out of the little wrinkle in time it's trapped in?

    [My fault, wrong date but offers of help will be gratefully accepted – MS]

  4. riffer 5

    A musical interlude…

    Tauranga's Dead Simple, with a song called Simon no Bridges.


  5. joe90 6

    On the CCP influence in Canada.

    There was a lot going on in the background that Chrystia Freeland could not candidly reveal last week when she dismissed Liberal Party patriarch Jean Chrétien’s formula for capitulating to China. The formula is simple. 1. Abdicate from the Canada-U.S. extradition treaty and let Meng walk free. 2. Ask Beijing to be nice to us. 3. See what happens.

    Freeland quite sensibly noted that this would be a “dangerous precedent.” No kidding.

    It’s quite true that Chrétien knows his way around the parasitical Communist Party elites that have lately decided to scuttle any of the institutions of the global order that would resist Beijing’s efforts to reshape the world in its own image and likeness. Chrétien’s 15 years of service to Chinese and Canadian corporations as a lobbyist, adviser, deal-maker, consultant and errand runner began officially only days after he resigned as Prime Minister after a decade in office in 2003.


  6. ianmac 7

    The Euthanasia Bill has passed its second reading about 70 to 50. Good so far.

  7. marty mars 8

    We have just celebrated Matariki – some may enjoy this information and site by this tohunga.

    Te Mātahi o te tau. Amazing morning viewing the rise of Matariki from the top of Hakarimata. It was an overcast sky as we were climbing up to the top of the ridge and the visibility looking east was poor. However as we were waiting the stars began to show through and about 1 hour before sunrise it was very clear.
    This year the cluster was spread far apart which is a sign that the summer season will be long. The stars that were the brightest from my read were Matariki, Tipuānuku, Waitī and Waipunarangi. These stars are connected to well-being, gardens, fresh water and rain. I did not see Pohutukawa or Hiwaiterangi, and the other stars of the cluster were not as bright. One of the other signs were saw was the strobing of the stars in the cluster, as if they were being turned on and off in quick fashion. For instance, Waipunarangi was bright, but would flash in and out of view. My understanding is that this is a sign of inconsistency. So while the rain will not be too heavy this season, it will be inconsistent.
    The image below shows the moon in the Tangaroa-ā-mua lunar phase. Its so bright in this photo it looks like the sun. This denotes the correct lunar phase. Below the moon and to the right there are 2 stars. There stars are known as Pipiri. Pipiri denotes the correct lunar month. Just below and to the right of Pipiri is Matariki, just above the treeline. This denotes the correct period of time. And you can see on the skyline the reddish change in the horizon. This denotes the correct time to welcome the Māori new year. Nau mai te mātahi o te tau.

    Source – Living by The Stars with Professor Rangi Matamua – Facebook page – awesome – photos there too.

    For me I contemplated that the Māori New Year is decided by observation – things have to be correct for the timing to be correct. Humans fitting with nature by observing and listening. Pity many have forgotten the rhythms of nature – we change that I think.

    • Robert Guyton 8.1

      Kei te tika tau, Marty. Kei te tika tau.

    • solkta 8.2

      Happy new year marty. I agree with what you say about getting back in sync with the environment. The winter solstice is my new year.

  8. joe90 9

    Onya, Megan.

  9. Ankerrawshark) 10

    Nerve wracking watching the black caps playing Pakistan. Go the caps!

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