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Daily review 25/09/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 25th, 2020 - 26 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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26 comments on “Daily review 25/09/2020 ”

  1. SPC 1

    If Collins wants to cite Oz …

    The government has restricted people from leaving the country without an exemption, and few are given.

    All arrivals into Australia must quarantine in a designated hotel for 14 days, at a rough cost of about $3,000 (£1,650) per adult.

    Australia also brought in strict limits on the number of arrivals allowed to enter the country – with a cap of about 4,000 people per week. And airlines – who must comply with the caps – have been regularly cancelling flights and tickets.
    About 27,000 Australians stranded overseas have registered with the government to come home, Australian officials have said.

    But earlier this month, the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia – which represents airlines – estimated there were likely to be 100,000 Australians stranded overseas, including 30,000 in the UK.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54279802

  2. Ad 2

    Buckle in people this is a nasty 72 hours coming.

    Fire on, fleecy sheets on, doors closed, forget gardening, hold tight.

  3. ScottGN 3

    @Ad 2

    I used to hate a late spring snowstorm when I lived down in Queenstown. I’d be out in the veg garden after work faffing about with the bloody frost fleece and worrying about heavy wet snow bringing tree branches down. It could snow day in and day out in the middle of winter and I’d love it but by the end of September, yeah nah.

    • Graeme 3.1

      Over the last 5 years there's been a change in the timing of snow down into the valley around Queenstown. Previously the 'big snow' would be in June, now it's October. We haven't had significant snow in the valley in early winter for years, this year and last year, none. But we've had some beauties in October and on 19-20/11/2018 had about 10cm at home. They don't last long because the ground is quite warm by then and are gone the next day unlike a good snow in June that will hang around for weeks.

      • Ad 3.1.1

        One of those fronts caught me on the Milford Track 2 years ago.

        Metro of snow.

        Got helicoptered over to the Sutherland Falls.

  4. Pat 4

    "Labour’s finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says his party would design a social insurance scheme if re-elected into government.

    But he told RNZ’s Morning Report it was unlikely the scheme would be “fully implemented” in the next term of government.

    Robertson said he would “of course” seek a public mandate before forging ahead with such a scheme.

    However, Labour hasn’t (yet at least) released an official 2020 election policy on social insurance."

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/107233/robertson-talks-doesnt-officially-campaign-social-insurance-says-its-unlikely-be-fully

    Unlikely??…Fully??

    • Patricia Bremner 4.1

      Pat, all going well… like "no more lockdowns" He cares, is clever, but is not a fortune teller.

      • Pat 4.1.1

        All going well?….it appears he has been taking lessons from Winston…enough room to drive a bus through

    • Draco T Bastard 4.2

      Robertson said he would “of course” seek a public mandate before forging ahead with such a scheme.

      Which means that, now that he's said it, if Labour gets in we get it whether we want it or not with the same excuse that National used to sell off our power companies: You voted for us, so there 😛

      • Pat 4.2.1

        Indeed….and question has to be asked why anyone, but especially the Labour Party think that imitating the US system is a good idea is beyond me.

  5. ScottGN 5

    @Graeme 3.1

    Agreed. When I first moved there you could pretty much set your clock for a late May snow to kick things off but not anymore. Be good on the hill mid week next week though.

    • Graeme 5.1

      Yeah, it's going to set the town up even more nicely for the school holidays. There's still a good snow base on the mountains, especially the higher ones, but even Coronet is looking really good for 25/9. Lots of fun to be had for those that want it.

      We're still getting similar amounts of early snow on the hill, just it's not coming down into the valley. Now the mountains run out punters long before they run out of snow, in 90's and 00's September would be a scramble to find enough snow to have a continuous run from top to bottom.

  6. ianmac 6

    Interesting idea from Labour"

    XX did you vote National last election? Or do you know someone else who did, and who is now planning to vote Labour?

    Polls suggest that thousands of people across New Zealand are going to be switching their vote to Labour this election – some voting for our party for the very first time.

    We’d like to hear these people’s stories – and potentially use them on our social media channels, website, and possibly even on TV, to help convince other people to vote Labour!

    We’re looking for short, selfie-style videos, from people explaining a little about who they are, and why they’re switching their vote to Jacinda and the team this election.

    An interesting question as to why anyone votes for a particular party. But I think that I know my own reasons but suspect that many people vote out of habit. Few comments about loyalty to Parties of those interviewed on the Trail sound convincing to me.

    Perhaps contact Micky Savage if you want to help?

    • Janet 6.1

      and what about the ones Labour is losing now?

      “The right to freedom of speech is central because it’s the right by which you defend all the other rights.”
      – Jordan Peterson
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44pERGAaKHw

      • Incognito 6.1.1

        Free speech is a double-edged sword. Just like knives, swords, machetes, axes, and guns, words can kill too. But for some reason, speech should be unfettered?

      • McFlock 6.1.2

        They've probably already found a home with the new conservatives or some other nutbar group that's flourishing in the vacuum left by the nats.

        No loss.

  7. Fireblade 7

    The National Party clusterfuck of incompetence continues.

    Paul Goldsmith admits he didn't account for tax loss by axing Super Fund payments in fiscal plan.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/09/paul-goldsmith-admits-he-didn-t-account-for-tax-loss-by-axing-super-fund-payments-in-fiscal-plan.html

    But wait, there's more…

    National and economics agency now backing two different sets of numbers.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300117253/national-and-economics-agency-now-backing-two-different-sets-of-numbers

  8. millsy 8

    Is it me or is Judith bascially Trump in heels?

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