Daily review 29/06/2023

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13 comments on “Daily review 29/06/2023 ”

  1. pat 1

    Kiri Allen doing (i think) a good job of defending an unwarranted attack.

    The opposition may be pushing a good thing too far.

    • Dennis Frank 1.1

      Wee Nat fella: “The reality here is there have been serious, serious issues raised. Senior public officials have felt the need to raise that. We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t ask questions as well.”

      They don't seem doubly serious to me, but I do agree the officials were concerned by something or they wouldn't have been discussing it with each other. I agree the wee Nat ought to find out what's causing their concern. He also ought to point out that the system is preventing him doing his job. Bet he's too scared.

      Just watched the thing on tv news. Shadow-boxing. Both Labour & National continue to avoid acknowledging that the system is non-transparent.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/fishing-exercise-and-bloodsport-accusation-cabinet-minister-kiri-allan-hits-back-at-opposition-probing/S6Y2GFUFYFHRXA4PUZJ6W5QP5A/

      • pat 1.1.1

        A year old 'event' that Allen notes after OIAing up the wazoo has produced nothing of note and the opposition are looking bereft in this matter.

        Better IMO to take the wins (ministerial scalps) they have been gifted to date and move on to something of substance…not advice I expect will be heeded.

        • gsays 1.1.1.1

          Coming to that stage in the cycle where the phrase 'barking at parked cars' becomes apt.

  2. Kat 2

    Jessica again rounds off her report from China on the 6pm news tonight with….."Hipkins is being asked everywhere he goes about Kiri Allan…………….."

    This is not mere stirring of the pot, more like scrapping the bottom out of the barrel…….

    • Anne 2.1

      It's gone way beyond acceptability. I happened to pick up both TV1 and TV3 reports and they left me in disbelief. The inference on both channels was that Kiri Allan was to blame for the mess and she had taken the shine off Hipkin's success in China. [I paraphrase.]

      She's done nothing! She had a week off to recover from a serious personal blow. I credit Labour with having compassion for her. A year ago there appears to have been some some sort of personality clash between her and a DOC employee. It was quickly sorted. Human nature being what it is, I can guarantee no cabinet minister of any political persuasion has not had such a clash within their ministerial office.

      It is looking more and more like she has been the victim of an under-hand campaign by her opponents, who were willing to undermine an important overseas trade junket just to score a few dirty political points. The fact they chose Allan was no accident. She is Maori and gay and that makes her an easy target. Her opponents have obviously been scratching deep for 'the supposed gen' on her for a long time.

      • Kat 2.1.1

        The electorate may have moved on…..hopefully mature enough to see through the obvious pathetically juvenile opposition tactics and media complicity…..

        All too MUTCH really……with no adVANCEment at all…..suspect there will be a BROWN out and a simmering daylight will ensue…….

    • Tony Veitch 2.2

      Ben Thomas, hardly a Labour supporter, spoke on RNZ this afternoon about some people seconded to a parliamentary office being unsuited to the hotbed atmosphere. They move on pretty quickly.

      And that, it appears, is all it is.

      A quick glance at Dirty Politics would convince even the most sceptical that a lowlife like Cam Slater is quite capable of going on a fishing expedition and holding onto a snippet of information to release it at the most opportune moment.

      After all, it is election year – and the Natz feel entitled!

  3. Ffloyd 3

    Jessica whatshername is stirring the pot. Masterclass in irony. Who are all the people asking the PM about this shocking(lol) situation?…” Oh , that’s me! “says Jessica. ….Big ups to Kiri for staring that little Brown boy down. The text is not public knowledge, so how does anybody know that it just wasn’t a summat or nowt by two disgruntled staff members having a bitch. Some news hounds need to chase down Luxon to release the findings of the investigation into Offendulls earlier brutal assault on a young boy, as well as bullying of female flatmate. Luxon decided that only he would make the judgement call, in the absence of God, that Offy had sort of owned up , apologised and therefore nothing more would be said about it. Offy reinstated. Job done. With NO ONE ever seeing the results of the review. Not even Nats. Hypocrisy at its highest level.

  4. Belladonna 4

    Turns out that feral cats are not only a threat to native wildlife, but to the electricity supply as well.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/napier-power-cut-it-was-the-cats-volt/CR6BYPT7ABA4DIWYR3VZ2GRDPM/

  5. joe90 5

    Now we know why he needs that autopilot to work.

    /

    Elon Musk takes ketamine. Sergey Brin sometimes enjoys magic mushrooms. Executives at venture-capital firm Founders Fund, known for its investments in SpaceX and Facebook, have thrown parties that include psychedelics.

    Routine drug use has moved from an after-hours activity squarely into corporate culture, leaving boards and business leaders to wrestle with their responsibilities for a workforce that frequently uses. At the vanguard are tech executives and employees who see psychedelics and similar substances, among them psilocybin, ketamine and LSD, as gateways to business breakthroughs.

    https://archive.li/GlWNM (wsj)

  6. Joe90 6

    Good news, tankies. Wagner operations in Mali, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic etc will become Russian government operations.

    /

    The Kremlin assured nations in Africa and the Middle East that it would manage Wagner forces, which have spread Russian power at little cost to Putin.

    […]

    Russia’s deputy foreign minister flew to Damascus to personally deliver a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad : Wagner Group forces would no longer operate there independently. Senior Russian foreign ministry officials phoned the president of the Central African Republic, whose personal bodyguards include Wagner mercenaries, offering assurances that Saturday’s crisis wouldn’t derail Russia’s expansion into Africa. Government jets from Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations shuttled from Syria to Mali, another of Wagner’s key foreign outposts.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-moves-to-seize-control-of-wagners-global-empire-26d49286

    https://archive.li/aZfSQ

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