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Daily review 28/02/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 28th, 2020 - 17 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 …

17 comments on “Daily review 28/02/2020 ”

  1. Cinny 1

    That is by far the best election quote I've read in sometime. Awesome. Going to use that, thanks so much for posting.

    Edit…Just did a google and there’s garments and bags 👜 etc with that quote on it, that should ALWAYS happen 😃

  2. Cinny 2


    NZ's first case of Coronavirus…

    “Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that a patient being tested for coronavirus has the illness. It is New Zealand’s first confirmed case.

    The patient – a woman in her 60s – is in a stable and improving condition in hospital in Auckland, she said.

    She said the woman was a citizen of New Zealand who had been to Iran and travelled back to New Zealand via Bali on Tuesday.

    She said New Zealand’s pandemic plan is now being fully put into place as a result of the positive result.”

    • McFlock 2.1

      Fortunately it's only two days since she came in on the plane.

      • Cinny 2.1.1

        Yes, and it appears her family helped to manage the situation and the lady concerned is recovering which is good news.

    • mauī 2.2

      So the Min. of Health approach is to hand out pamphlets to arrivals from virus hotspots like China and Iran and ask them to self isolate.

      Putting the onus on an infected individual to stop an outbreak. I mean… what could go wrong..??

  3. RedLogix 3

    As predicted Morrison tells Ardern to fuck off.

    Time for a nice little extra tax on the Australian banks.

    • Muttonbird 3.1

      I haven't watched the press conference but reading the quotes it feels rehearsed and pre-agreed.

      Ardern gets to say 'don't export your misery' and appears strong to the NZ public, and Scomo gets to say 'there's no way the policy is changing' and appears strong to the AUS public.

      Would have preferred them saying these things not standing side by side.

  4. Ad 4

    A nice little provocation from the ABC China specialist:

    What if China recovers from the virus outbreak far faster than any other country, and was shown to control it better than the liberal democracies.

    That would show Chinese authoritarianism to have reversed the Chernobyl Moment, and the liberal democracies to be weak and inferior.


    • Graeme 4.1

      Lets just wait and see. China has put the people ahead of the economy, because without the people you don't have an economy.

      What's going to happen when this gets into the neo-liberal west where we put the economy ahead of the people, then add in a for profit health system.

      We, in New Zealand might have a chance, as might Australia, but distance will help them. Europe and USA, that could get tricky.

      I can see the Chinese people coming out of this quite well, what they'll come out too is another matter.

    • SPC 4.2

      They will not contain it, it'll go around until there is a vaccine. People are going back to work in March (albeit Hubei will be locked down another month) as the centre requires an end to the prolonged New Year break. Regions will under-report so this does not look bad.

      The authoritarian response was to paper over the initial failure to act in Wuhan and Hubei.

      If the West does not contain it, then China will have its supply chain back in balance with orders more quickly but then face a decline in subsequent demand.

      It's ultimately a balance between ethics (safety for the aged and infirm) and utilitarianism – the well being of the economic society of the many.

      Slowing spread is priority, as is the security of the health care system – the best outcome is this being successful until a vaccine is available, there is no right option otherwise.

    • Graeme 5.1

      Go Compost

      Couldn't have happened to a more earnest muppet

      It’s a pity about this guy, he seemed like a good provincial Nat MP, but then he moved to Queenstown and started barking at any and every passing car. Now in the eyes of Southland, and Clutha, he’s from Queenstown, and doesn’t represent their electorate any more. Just like Todd.

  5. Observer Tokoroa 6

    Be not Amazed

    The Christian Prime Minister of Australia is unlikely to do anything that assists any person other than himself .

    As a result of his Pentecostalist Commitments, we should advise all New Zealanders resident in Australia, to urgently leave Australia beginning April 2, 2020 – and ending by November 2, 2020.

    Should Kiwis fail to return to New Zealand they will lose all their rights and their NZ Nationality. As required by the Holy Spiritual Prime Minister.

    To compensate for the Pentecostalist Spiritual instruction to remove all Kiwis, all Australians living in New Zealand will be forwarded to where they belong – namely – Australia. Regrettably, they will have no possessions of any kind. We will miss the Aussies. They are going to a mad man preacher and Prime Minister.

    Our Government will also seek to Declare the ANZ Bank as a known Fraudulent Alien, and prevent it from any further transaction in or about New Zealand.

    • Ed1 6.1

      So you think Morrison is so bad that New Zealand should copy him, and also tell New Zealand citizens where to live. Can we expect another post telling us all that we must by law vote for Simon Bridges? You may have a better reception at another blog where dogs are fed with whistles.

  6. Observer Tokoroa 7

    Thanks for calling me a dog Ed1

    You are clearly a believer in the Prime Minister of Australia and favour his techniques. You also support the arrogance of the Australian Banks.

    You are yet another person not willing to serve your Nation and support our Prime Minister Ardern.

    What I was doing was trying to bring attention to the outrage that Scott Morrison is perpetrating against Australians and New Zealanders.

    Australia is not a nation of credibility. I think you know that. Ed1. Malcolm Turnbull is the only person in Aussie Politics who can carry his head high.

    now go feed your dogs mate.

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