Daily Review 27/04/2017

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33 comments on “Daily Review 27/04/2017”

  1. Carolyn_nth 2

    Loved the Specials back in the days of old.

    Great interview of Lynval Golding on Checkpoint tonight. Still relevant after all these years.

  2. Roy Morgan poll April 2017:

    – National 43% (down from 43.5)
    – Labour 29.5% (no change)
    – Greens 13% (down from 14.5)
    – NZ First 10.5% (up from 7.5)
    – ACT Party 1.5% (up from 1)
    – Maori Party 1% (down from 2)
    – United Future 0% (down from 0.5)
    – Internet Party 0% (down from 0.5)
    – Conservative Party 0.5% (no change)
    – Independent/Other 0.5% (no change)

    http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/7219-roy-morgan-new-zealand-voting-intention-april-2017-201704271533

    • One Anonymous Bloke 3.1

      Roy Morgan’s too ‘bouncy’ to draw conclusions from.

      • Pete George 3.1.1

        Not bouncy at all this time apart from NZ First.

        You can’t draw conclusions from any poll, let alone a single one. It’s indicative of approximate support in the near past.

    • ianmac 3.2

      Notice Labour/Green 42.5%
      National 43%

      • Anne 3.2.1

        So, the two major sides on the Right and the Left are even-stevens. Not a bad result for the Left because NZ politics has been going through a stalemate over recent weeks. The MSM has been on an extended political holiday which means the Oppo. parties have received bugger-all publicity. Hopefully that will change with the start of the new parliamentary session next week.

        • Anne 3.2.1.1

          Aha. I was wondering why Bill English saw fit to attend a fund-raising dinner for the ACT party in Auckland last night. Held at “Antoines” of course. $70,000 was raised…for ACT.

          Labour and the Greens should needle them continuously in the House. Make a laughing stock of them with comments like… poor old Bill. Times are getting tough when he has to rush up to Auckland and play second fiddle to a piddly 1% party called ACT.

          http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11846112

          • Muttonbird 3.2.1.1.1

            Sub 1% in the last election for party vote. 0.69% if I recall correctly.

            That Bill English, our paid Prime Minister feels the need to waste time on this sub 1% hard-right experimental party by flying up to Auckland for a marketing fundraiser at an exclusive restaurant which the 99.31% of Kiwis who didn’t vote for ACT will never be able to eat at, instead of being-the-fucking-prime-minister speaks volumes of this corrupt government.

            • Anne 3.2.1.1.1.1

              Okay the guest list?

              Bill English
              David Seymour
              Whathisname Goodfellow – Nat president.
              Bennett baby?
              Alan Gibbs
              Craig Heatley
              A handful of former Winebox tax evaders.
              Rodney Hide
              Richard Prebble
              and an assortment of Remuera/Parnell rich pricks who want to boast they have just dined with the prime minister.

              Roger Douglas is on recent record as saying he wants Labour to win the election so doubt he was invited.

          • Gosman 3.2.1.1.2

            National does this for all their support parties.

        • Grantoc 3.2.1.2

          I understood that Jacinda was going to provide a bounce in the polls for Labour? There’s no evidence in the MR poll of this.

          BTW where has Jacinda been recently? Where is she? What is she doing?

      • Gosman 3.2.2

        Nat/Act 44.5%

    • Both National and Labour seem to be mainly treading water at the moment. A lot will be riding on the budget for National, and how they respond for Labour. Polls won’t show that until June at the earliest.

  3. Muttonbird 4

    I think David Seymour has forgotten what it is like to be a child. Children are interested in whatever you put in front of them and despite his views on personal responsibility, children simply don’t have it!

    Perhaps the voters of Epsom might consider what is ‘compulsory’ at the next election when the Prime Minister asks them to ignore the National candidate.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/04/david-seymour-don-t-force-kiwi-kids-to-learn-te-reo.html

  4. Nick 5

    Treading in polluted waterways

  5. Muttonbird 6

    Commissioner Mike Smith’s cops kill their wives in Invercargill, car chase people until they crash and die in Auckland, and release their dogs after pepper spraying kids in Porirua. All within 48 hours.

    Is this the brighter future?

    • mauī 6.1

      Good point, although after watching the video of the Porirua incident it looks like the guy charges and then becomes entangled with a police officer. If you do that then good things probably aren’t going to follow. It doesnt really show the pepper spray part that well.

      • Muttonbird 6.1.1

        They sprayed him when he was at the counter then wonder why he gets upset?

        That’s the state of the New Zealand Police at the current time. Under resourced, and under commissioner Mike Bush.

    • Stunned mullet 6.2

      🙄

    • One Anonymous Bloke 7.1

      I think you should accept a measure of personal responsibility for it and apologise.

      • Antoine 7.1.1

        Why me?!

        • One Anonymous Bloke 7.1.1.1

          The article manages to outline various costly and anti-social consequences of the National Party’s vandalism, and it isn’t even about them per se.

  6. Incognito 8

    Kyle MacDonald: Face facts, New Zealand is a nation of bullies http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11845286

    But it isn’t our attitude towards the bullied that needs to change, it’s our attitude towards the bullies.

    A superb piece in my view in which Kyle hits the nail on the sore spot.

  7. That bloody idiot Rimmer again… or is it Seymour,… its hard to tell because they are both the same sort of stitched up individuals…

    And both suit the same ‘ H’ on the foreheads… more as a warning to the rest of us on who to avoid rather than an identification mark…

    FFS why do we let them loose on us?

    Are we all masochists at heart???

  8. Environment Southland councillor sparks up after being shut down

    “Environment Southland councillor Robert Guyton has been shut down from speaking about a damning water quality report at a council meeting.

    Councillors instead decided to speak about the issue at a closed workshop in which the public and media will not be invited.

    Robert Guyton wanted to talk about a Ministry of Environment Report released on Thursday which says New Zealand’s lakes and rivers are coming under increasing pressure for reasons including land use.

    The report was tabled at an Environment Southland committee meeting and Guyton noted the “strident” media coverage it had received that day, including calls from some quarters for an immediate reduction in cow numbers.”
    (More at http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/91982869/environment-southland-councillor-sparks-up-after-being-shut-down)

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