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Daily review 26/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 26th, 2020 - 21 comments
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21 comments on “Daily review 26/08/2020 ”

  1. Stuart Munro 1

    Interesting interview with Kevin Costner mostly not super political but

    America is an idea, and we have a chance to live up to it. And we haven’t done it.

    And that’s what we’re experiencing now. We’re not willing to do the work as a nation to do the hard thing, which is to understand that this plague—this epidemic—could get out of hand, and that’s bigger than all of us. It’s exposing our ability to care about each other across lines and borders. We’re exposed. And I think we look weak to other countries because we don’t put others in front of ourselves, and when we marginalize people like we did—enslave them—we never recovered from that.

  2. Muttonbird 2

    Good to see the PM has called out Collins for stating the Auckland outbreak came from the border. This is fake news from Collins because there is no evidence of it. In fact the strongest evidence available is it came from the Americold facility.


    Collins quoted Nick Wilson. This is Nick's desk:

    Would you trust Nick with anything other than your term paper? Or even that?

    • greywarshark 2.1

      Snarky. It looks organised, have you got rid of paperwork and only do the gogglebox?

  3. Muttonbird 3

    National backpedals

    Later today National seemed to back-pedal on the comments.

    When asked for clarification on David Bennett's 'gone by lunchtime' comment National's environment spokesperson Scott Simpson said it was a "colloquial way of putting it."

    Of course that have backpedaled. They went Trump in an amateur populist FB post and are now having to explain themselves to a pissed off public who have fought hard to get farmers to do the right thing.


    • NZJester 3.1

      National Party Policy: If the virus does not get you we will make sure bacteria does.

    • Incognito 3.2

      National Party ‘policy process’:

      Announce by lunchtime, gone by dinnertime

      The Opposition is worse than shambolic.

  4. ScottGN 4

    Eugenie Sage, Damien O’Connor and David Parker all did a great job pushing back on this today. And presumably someone in Collins’s office got around to reminding her that actually most of the country is pretty solidly behind these proposals.

  5. anker 5

    Heather D-A in the Herald leading headline, I no longer trust the govt to keep Covid out.

    Who gives a flying f about her opinion. Why does she get paid to mouth off her bullshit

    • Drowsy M. Kram 5.1

      If HDA truly no longer trusts our Government to keep her safe, maybe she could identify a place she'd rather be, and we could all chip in for her ticket out of this hellhole.

      "We don't know how lucky we are in this country" – well, some of us don't.

    • Just Is 5.2


      She could always return to her homeland, she'd love it.

      South Africa is 5th from the top of the list for the most infections 613000 infections and 13300 deaths thus far, a population of 60 million

      Can we have her deported for being of undesirable character

      • anker 5.2.1

        Yes lately I have felt like telling the likes of Heather to piss off if they don't like the response here. Name ya country!

        Oh and just checked the Covid meter and we have gone down to 143. South Africa 5th.

    • greywarshark 5.3

      They judge Duplicity’s value by our response whether plus or minus.

      • anker 5.3.1

        Just thinking doesn't Duplicity live in Wellington. We seem to be completely covid free down here touch wood. Thanks to the govt for locking down Ak. Hard for Ak but stops the spread to other parts of the country

  6. Ad 6

    This government better have something fresh to say by Monday, or a lot more of the electorate is going to turn on them.

    • greywarshark 6.1

      Crikey Ad just leave the needling to National will you. If you have concerns about Labour write to them direct but don't raise them here eh.

      We want positives leading right till Oct 17 – too far away it is.

    • anker 6.2

      Wht did you have in mind Ad re something fresh? Maybe thats a likely unreal in a pandemic???

    • mauī 6.3

      The government has no time for your odiousity.

    • Incognito 6.4

      You mean a much-needed distraction from the trending topic? How about a major policy announcement or a Cabinet reshuffle?

      Edit: by “government” you mean Labour, yes? So many people conflate Government and the Party.

  7. ianmac 7

    Rebekah Campbell. How great to read a positive credible report of Mum dad and 2 little kids returning to NZ and staying for 14 days in a hotel. Near the end she says"

    There's been a lot on the news here about 'The Border'. According to the headlines it's 'Shambolic' and 'A Debacle'. As someone who has just crossed The Border, I can only share how impressed we've been with the meticulous organisation of every step in the process. The police at the airport, Army officers with masks and gloves handling luggage, the cordoned-off nurses' stations with plastic screens, the cling wrap covering lift buttons, the hand sanitiser EVERYWHERE.

    I can't shorten it yet but:


  8. anker 8

    Just thinking doesn't Duplicity live in Wellington. We seem to be completely covid free down here touch wood. Thanks to the govt for locking down Ak. Hard for Ak but stops the spread to other parts of the country

  9. Austringer 9

    In the bank today, cap and Face Mask/, was asked by the bank security to take off my cap, why I ask, its the Bank!s SECURITY PROTOCOL.

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