Daily Review 26/05/2015

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 pm, May 26th, 2015 - 20 comments
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20 comments on “Daily Review 26/05/2015”

  1. b waghorn 1

    From the WTF files apparently some of the sheep we brought and flew to the dessert we brought off the nz farm of the very Arab gentleman that we gave them to . apparently Mai Chen had advised said gentlemen that he could sue the government for cancelling live exports so instead of the government taking the high ground they cobbled together this dodgy deal in the hope of staying out of court. The total cost of this shemmozel is 11.5 million and counting.

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    Exclusive: Saudi sheep farm cost taxpayers millions more than first thought

    The total amount of taxpayer dollars spent to equip a Saudi Arabian farm is $4million more than previously thought, ONE News can reveal.

    Initially it was thought $7.5million had been spent on sheep and farming equipment for Saudi businessman Al Ali Al Khalaf who was upset with New Zealand’s live sheep export ban.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully revised that number when he told ONE News he “thinks the total budget is about $11.5million over three years”.

    And the price of this corrupt deal keeps going up.

    You know, I could have sworn that it was initially reported as being $6m. Seems to have gone up in value behind the scenes.

  3. dv 3

    How could he have a case?

    • b waghorn 3.1

      Lose of earnings due to a change in law .probably similar to what may or may not be in the tpp

      • dv 3.1.1

        Does that mean for example bars could sue the govt for changing licensing laws then?
        The TPP is not in yet.

        • Colonial Rawshark

          Foreign owned bar.

          And if they put it into a contract that they had with the Government.

          All TPP does it standardise the process (in favour of the foreign corporation). And take it out of the hand of NZ courts altogether to decide the outcome.

      • leftie 3.1.2

        @b waghorn
        But the change happened 12 years ago.

  4. repateet 4

    There is no corruption in New Zealand. There is no corruption in New Zealand politics.

    • timbo 4.1

      We can all keep perfectly calm

      (Everyone’s talking about World War III
      But we’re as safe as safe can be eh wot)

  5. dv 5

    Oh goody Campbell live replaced by road cops!!!!!!!

    • David H 5.1

      Definitely time to turn off the TV People. If that’s the state of the rubbish on TV, no wonder I prefer to watch stuff on the Net Like Making Damascus steel and Jesse James together.

  6. weka 6

    Food growing on rooftops

    “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.”


  7. Clemgeopin 7

    Interesting and funny comment (not by me) on stuff message board on the topic of Sky City bonanza:


    JK Fan10 hours ago

    I have read literally hundreds of comments saying that this is a complete waste of Money. That the National government was wrong to go behind closed doors to broker this deal in such dodgy fashion to ensure that Auckland has a new convention center.

    Well let me tell all you nah sayers, this will not be waste!!!! Oh no!

    There are hundreds of businessmen out there right now aimlessly roaming the street, bumping into each other, simply because there is no where to convene. This is literally the greatest problem facing Auckland right now. And I applaud the government for using a bargaining chip that no one really cares about (vulnerable gamblers) to achieve it.

    Some people say this government has no vision. No sense of priorities. No scruples.

    I say yeah, so what, we have a new convention center yo!!!!

    Let us now pray.

    Dear Lord, thank you for giving us John Key, who I suspect may actually be your son. Thank you for the convention centers. Thank you for ridding us of those pesky dividend generating assets which our forefathers wasted their time building for us. Thank you for Hikea Parata and the wonderful things she has done for education ( I think thanking you for Judith Collins and Cameron Slater goes without saying). Thank you for giving John Key the foresight to look past the unemployment stats, the child poverty stats and the Auckland housing market stats to understand that the root cause of all the nations woes lies in the design that’s on our flag. Yes thank you lord Thank you.


  8. Draco T Bastard 8

    Free Speech Unit

    A picture says a thousand words and that one tells us that 1984 is here in full.

    • ianmac 8.1

      Safe while inside that top heavy montrosity but an angry mob would soon deal to it. South Africa had such machines I think?

  9. philj 9

    Contract with Relationship Aotearoa breaksdown. This is soo funny …. If wasn’t so serious. Sounds like a another balls up from this so called government. And Nick Smith tells us there is land in Auckland for housing. .. His officials are out looking for it as he speaks. Lol.

    • ianmac 9.1

      Anne Tolley is upset because she can find no councillors left to save her soul. How sad.

    • Clemgeopin 9.2

      Key is offering some land in the back yard lying vacant within his own residential property behind his big main house in Parnell. All Nick Smith will need to do is close a long drop that Key has sometimes used for himself and to drop some of his unclean cabinet ministers into. Definitely has no electric sub stations, pylons or cemeteries. Smith is ecstatic with this great news. “Oh my! This is hair raising! What an unexpected pleasant God send up! “, he said, followed by, “I hope Key is not merely pulling another one!”

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