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Daily review 26/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 26th, 2022 - 25 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas 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 …

25 comments on “Daily review 26/10/2022 ”

  1. Anker 1


    a very comprehensive article about Drag Time Story Hour and its evolvement as part of queer theory

    Kornstein also published the manifesto for the movement “Drag padegogy : the playful practice of Queer Imagination in early childhood”

    ”this is a intellectual and political project that requires drag queens and activists to work towards undermining traditional notions of sexuality”

    ”Kornstein and Keenan make no bones about it, the purpose of what they call drag pedagogy or the padagogy of desire “ is about reformulating children’s relationship with sex, sexuality, and eroticism”

  2. Previous National MP for Hamilton West, Tim Macindoe, is not seeking selection (despite previously indicating interest). I suspect this is the first sign from National of practical efforts to increase diversity among their MPs. Macindoe would be well-placed to know what the selection criteria are – and has clearly decided that it's not worthwhile putting his hat in the ring.

    Those interested in the selection for National include business director Rachel Afeaki–Taumoepeau, health professional Dr Frances Hughes and former Mayor Andrew King.


    More background on the candidates, here:

    • Muttonbird 2.1

      Macindoe has been cancelled by his own leader, that much is obvious.

      What on earth does the National Party stand for? It seems they themselves don't know.

  3. joe90 3

    A mature reaction to a woman saying things he doesn't want to hear. Fuck you, Rimmer.

    (wonder how he reacts outside Parliament when he hears things he doesn't want to hear?)

    Act is set to block a motion calling for a unified condemnation of Iran's oppression of women's rights unless Greens MP Golriz Ghahraman apologises for interrupting a speech made by party leader David Seymour in the House.

    Seymour, who supports the motion and has criticised Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for not being more vocal on the atrocities in Iran, says Act will not support the motion unless Ghahraman apologises for "smart-arse" points of order during one of his speeches or transfers the motion to another MP.

    Ghahraman says she is shocked that Seymour would put his own feelings ahead of sending a message of support to New Zealand's Iranian community and those protesting the oppressive regime on the ground.


  4. Muttonbird 4

    In the Beehive, there is a sense of incredulity at the actions of these influencers with one senior minister throwing words like 'stupid' and 'entitled' around.

    I agree with the unnamed senior minister. Travelling to Iran against official advice in order to make money off Instagram. Influencers, eh?


    • Grey Area 4.1

      My message to "social media influencers Topher Richwhite and Bridget Thackwray": Grow up and get a real job.

      Showing my age, I am so over "social influencers".

      • Muttonbird 4.1.1

        I am bemused by them but mostly don't have an issue unless they do something which endangers both themselves and costs the country thousands of expensive public service hours trying to sort out the mess they created.

      • Anne 4.1.2

        Entitled rich kids who think everyone owes them a living.

      • mary_a 4.1.3

        @ Grey Area … Agree.

        Social Influencers only exist to prey on the vulnerable and the stupid.

        I like to be informed, not influenced, thank you.

    • joe90 4.2

      And the arseholes wonder why people don't like them.

      A high-profile former political detainee of Iran, Australian academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert​, said she knew Richwhite and Thackwray had asked another traveller about whether it was safe to enter Iran.

      “Somebody I know who backpacked around Iran was actually contacted by them before they left on that trip asking if it was safe, and they told them 'Don't go to Iran'. But they did anyway.


  5. Poission 5

    Second major report on electricity and energy sector by decarbonisation.

    This report from the 4 major producers and written by Boston,is for the replacement of most energy sources with electricity ( only small contribution for hydrogen) going through to 2050.

    There is some bias with the report as it lessens the importance for distributed energy such as small scale solar, with large scale capital works which increase over time the cost of distribution and transmission,some of which can be negated by efficiency.

    Large costs going forward so no surprise the minister and government have left the room with their aspirational goals,which tend to wilt under sunshine, when green buzzwords are replaced by green dollar bills.


  6. aj 6

    Timely documentary "Crime: Need vs. Greed" screened last night on TVNZ 1.

    I thought I had my eyes already open but this was compelling viewing and bucks most of the opposition narrative regarding crime. A must watch.

    Private investigator and former police detective Tim McKinnel explores New Zealand white collar crime which costs New Zealand billions of dollars a year, yet offenders are rarely prosecuted. Instead, our system is focused on crimes of poverty and need, this documentary asks if we have the balance right.



  7. weka 7

    can someone please explain this it me, in an economics for dummies style?

    "ANZ analysts said the falling property values can be traced back to the high price of consumer goods driving up domestic inflation."

    • Nic the NZer 7.1

      ANZ seem to be saying that from the high CPI results they can infer what the RBNZ will set the OCR to in their forecast. Then from that they can infer what the housing market will do to house prices based on that forecast OCR setting.

    • SPC 7.2

      Coz of inflation the RBG raises the OCR which leads to banks setting mortgage rates higher.

      But then again it was coz the RBG lowered the OCR the housing market boomed as it did because of cheap mortgages (he should have maintained the deposit criteria for landlords/investors).

      It's actually about 20% from the late 2021 peak value – only 27% in real terms when c7% inflation for the 2022 year is added on.

  8. swordfish 8


    Hundreds of people – led by Tūhoe kaumātua – gathered in Tāneatua on Wednesday to protest against the “desecration” of back-country huts in Te Urewera.

    Several hundred people, both Pākehā and Māori, gathered opposite TUT’s “living building” in Tāneatua, waving placards saying “hands off our huts” and “stop state-funded desecration”.

    A spokesperson for the group, kaumātua Paki Nikora, said: “We are here because of the desecration of all our huts that have all had a historical connection to Tūhoe, and also all the hunters and trampers that frequented Te Urewera over 50 years plus …

    He said TUT did not represent all Tūhoe and the fact that more than 8000 people had signed a petition calling for the removals to stop, “speaks volumes”.

    Blimey ! … this is all a bit awkward for affluent Pakeha Wokedom (incl the usual suspects on The Standard over recent days) … those particularly pompous virtue-signaling narcissists who indulge in a highly paternalistic romanticisation of anyone & everyone with a modicum of Māori ethnicity.

    All that mock-"heroic" defending of power-hungry ethno-nationalists like Tāmati Kruger et al … all that effort put into ostentatious moral posturing … all those performative acts of in-group prestige-enhancement among the Pakeha luvvies of the Woke establishment … 'see how I single-handedly make up for Colonisation by treating all Māori like small children that need my constant protection !!! … Am I not special everyone, Am I not a highly-cherished taonga … will they not say, when I die, A Great Totara has fallen ???'.

    Hundreds gather in Tūhoe country to protest 'desecration' of back country huts | Stuff.co.nz

    • Sacha 8.1

      Who hurt you?

    • roblogic 8.2

      This is really not good enough. We rightly moan about farmers neglecting certain duties to the land. Tuhoe should not get a free pass

      The letter authors also raised concerns about a lack of predator control in Te Urewera, saying since settlement, Te Urewera has become a “breeding factory for rats, stoats, possums, deer, cows and horses, which are also infiltrating adjoining private lands”.

  9. SPC 9

    SOCO Rule: Less is More

    In order to be clear and to the point, and to ensure your audience hears what you have to say, your first step in crafting a message is creating what we call a SOCOa Single Overriding Communications Objective. Then create up to three key points that support the SOCO.

    Don't confuse your audience by trying to tack on additional messages. Instead, stick to your SOCO…. [+]

    Don’t sabotage yourself by trying to tack additional messages onto the three key points of your SOCO. Too many messages mean your audience will retain nothing. Stick to the point: don’t confuse your message by inserting difficult information or counterproductive associations.

    The SOCO defines the objective of your communication, while the key messages explain that objective. The SOCO acts like a compass, ensuring that your message is always headed in the right direction, and gives you something to fall back on when faced with external noise, such as questions from journalists or your audience that may be drawing you off track. A SOCO can help you turn every difficult question into an opportunity to restate your message and come back to your point.

    Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

    While creating a SOCO is the most important step, it’s no good if you use it once, or just once in a while. A SOCO must be consistent, and repeated at every opportunity. Remember: you and your team may be a bit sick of your message once you’ve got it crafted and have used it a few times in speeches or press releases. But your potential audience is bigger than that, and remembering your message is not their top priority. Repetition is key to success.

    Use your SOCO at every opportunity, sticking as close to the original language as possible. And just about the time you may be utterly bored, the public will start to wake up to your SOCO. The equation is simple: mention nine points once, and nothing will be remembered. Mention three points three times, and one thing may be remembered.

    So if you want to overcome information overload, define your SOCO, create three key points in support of it, repeat every chance you get, and rely on your SOCO as a defense against being drawn off-track.


  10. swordfish 10


    The Kāinga Ora Scandal continues unabated … let me just express solidarity here with all the innocent victims – elderly & otherwise – of the out-of-control violent anti-socials unceremoniously dumped on them by anonymous bureaucrats … powerless and completely at the mercy of these little sadists … they're victims too of the Govt's callous no-eviction policy and of affluent Woke enablers, occasionally bordering on outright cheerleaders, if the violent anti-socials happen to be Māori (as they so often are).

    Big believer in forcing the luvvies here to spend a year nextdoor to these little terrorists … obviously they won’t volunteer themselves, given their rank cowardice & hypocrisy … so perhaps security guards to escort them in ?

    New Plymouth family say unruly Kāinga Ora neighbours force mum to use hotels | RNZ News

    • roblogic 10.1

      Kainga Ora is doing an impossible job, trying to provide housing to families in dire need with multiple problems. The concept is sound – housing, food and security are the most basic needs in Maslow's hierarchy, once they are solved people are more able to make better lives for themselves.

      but poverty is much deeper than a lack of money, it's a poverty of spirit, a lack of hope, and a very small view of the world

  11. This song is going round in my head… what a sweet tune.

    “If I were you” by Straitjacket Fits

  12. Joe90 12

    Good time to join a union.

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