Daily Review 27/11/2015

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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 …

6 comments on “Daily Review 27/11/2015”

  1. tc 1

    Saw in granny today a filler piece about the percieved poor compensation jaffa folk may get for their most recent major outage.

    A sad state of affairs indeed but nothing will ever be done to recify it under the current system where we are seeing the effects of profit first then network resilience at an ‘acceptable’ level maybe second probably third with keeping all the auditors happy second now.

  2. Rosemary McDonald 2

    Pretty shit day for Pike River families and stalwart Helen Kelly.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/290752/court-declines-pike-river-families'-review-bid

    “Two women who lost family members in the disaster had asked the court to review the decision by Worksafe New Zealand not to offer any evidence on the charges.
    Anna Osborne, whose husband was killed in the mine blast, and Sonya Rockhouse, whose son died, were assisted in their legal bid by the Council of Trade Unions (CTU).
    In his decision, Justice Brown said he did not accept the offer of $3.4 million stifled prosecution.
    The judge said it was not an unprincipled and unlawful binding agreement, as suggested by the applicants, but a voluntary payment and one in the nature of reparation to disaster victims.
    It was considered in that light by those making the decision on whether to prosecute, he said”

    Helen, quite rightly, was not pleased…

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201780612

    Five years, five long years, and Whittall still not held to account.

  3. RedLogix 3

    This shameful debacle remains a sleeping cancer on NZ’s body politic. HK is right – effectively Whittall used the company insurance money to buy off the Crown prosecution.

    And this was done with the full connivance of the Prime Minister and the entire govt of the day.

    It was wrong then, and the High Court has only compounded it. This isn’t going away.

  4. Tautuhi 4

    Looks like National have pricked Auckland’s housing bubble, auction clearance rates have dropped from 80% to 35% since the new rules on October 1st, the Australian buyers must have pulled out of the market as they now have to provide IRD numbers and Bank Account details?

    • greywarshark 4.1

      Wow that is a drop in sales in Auckland. Watching future months rise after buyers work out new approaches will be interesting. Just taking out some of the air may bring the balloon gently down to hover level.

    • Murray Simmonds 4.2

      Tautuhi. the drop is unlikely to be a result of Gov’t policy.

      More likely its due to the fact that Auckland prices have probably peaked (at an absurd level). From here on, the only way is down. Possibly the sellers have placed unrealistic reserves on their properties?. So they are not selling at auction.

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