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Daily review 28/08/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 28th, 2019 - 21 comments
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21 comments on “Daily review 28/08/2019 ”

  1. greywarshark 1

    Chris Trotter has good thoughtful piece asking why the world's big powers are not coming down hard on Brazil to force it to change its ways about the destruction through felling, and now fire, of its rain forests.

    https://bowalleyroad.blogspot.com/2019/08/save-ship.html

  2. Robert Guyton 2

    Bridges dons protective gear before making a call to foreign funder, ensuring no DNA could ever be found on the phone.

  3. student group submitting to parl select committee say their survey showed 60% of students are vaping..

    when are we gonna call time on this tobacco company grift..?

  4. greywarshark 5

    Shelly Bay Wellington.

    Edit:
    Maori have sold land at Shelly Bay and there is controversy about it. It seems that a settlement is less than certain as to best results. (Money is ephemeral but land is solid.)

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/397674/council-votes-against-shelly-bay-development-processes-probe

    Previously:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/112476948/sell-or-die-trust-reveals-why-it-had-to-sell-shelly-bay 6/5/2019

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/112177489/peter-jackson-clashes-with-wellington-city-council-and-controversial-shelly-bay-development 21/4/2019

    Sea level rise?
    http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=121577
    Peter Jackson: sea level rise and the threat to Shelly Bay
    21/8/2019

  5. joe90 6

    The last governor of Hong Kong, former chair of the Conservative party, chancellor of Oxford and member of the House of Lords; Patten is the establishment.

    Chris Patten

    Failed states used to be largely the preserve of the developing world, where the institutions of democracy do not have deep roots. But given the extent to which the Brexit campaign has undermined Britain's institutions through lies, it is reasonable to worry that the country will soon come to resemble a tinpot dictatorship.

    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/britain-brexit-failed-state-by-chris-patten-2019-08

  6. marty mars 7

    shows us what sort of person simon is – the leader of the gnats – their big brain lol

    An utter disgrace.

    The Police Association is accusing the National Party of playing politics on gun law reform.

    Opposition leader Simon Bridges insists his party is unlikely to support the second tranche of gun legislation because, he says, it targets law-abiding citizens and is soft on criminals, gangs and extremists.

    Police Association president Chris Cahill said Mr Bridges was wrong to say the gun buyback scheme had been a fiasco, saying anyone who has been to a buyback event or talked to someone who took part would know the opposite to be true.

    He said not supporting the second tranche of legislation due to be introduced later next month – which would create a gun register and tighter firearms regulations – was putting politics ahead of meaningful reform.

    "I would say this isn't the opportunity to play politics, it's way more important than that… we've seen what happens in America when politics stops meaningful reform, New Zealand needs to be better than that," he said.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/397686/police-association-says-national-playing-politics-with-gun-laws

  7. marty mars 8

    sorry dick – you are in the wrong and have made a big mistake (I'm being very generous here) – please stop immediately

    New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell has come under fire by Wellington iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira for printing the lyrics of the haka 'Ka Mate' on his new T-shirt line.

    Under the Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act, any publication of the haka for commercial purposes must acknowledge the composer of the haka, Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, unless an agreement was reached with the iwi.

    In a statement, Ngāti Toa said it did not give permission to Mr Frizzell to use the lyrics.

    "Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira did not give permission for this, nor did it waive the right of attribution.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/397687/iwi-calls-out-artist-over-use-of-haka-lyrics-in-t-shirt-range

    • Stuart Munro. 9.1

      I suppose we should be grateful that, among the wretched clowns and wrong uns who comprise the opposition, we don't have anything quite so much like a badly brushed polar bear as Boris. Mind, a bear would probably have more nouse than any of them.

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