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Daily Review 29/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 29th, 2016 - 11 comments
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Down with this sort of thing

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 …

11 comments on “Daily Review 29/04/2016 ”

  1. heather 1

    What a week it has been! every week we say to each other, what can happen next? where is the Government taking us. What have we become?
    We have had 80% of homes in South Auckland now owned by investors and people are having to move away further out of Auckland to cheaper housing.
    Families are being split up because the work is in South Auckland.
    Budget Services are under the most pressure they have been and are threatened to have their offices closed.
    Paula Bennett made us look foolish at the Climate Change talks.
    There is talk of the first nuclear warship arriving in Auckland for a Arms Conference!
    Then there is the Panama Papers and the Secret Trusts and the conversations with the Minister and the IRD and John Key ducking for cover.
    Then there is the shocking Compass hospital food which is disgusting for sick and elderly people in hospital.
    Instead of improving life for beneficiaries Paula Bennett is claiming her fame from making a fuss about vulgar vans.
    We wonder if John Key would like to retire soon to Panama?

    • I think this is the week in which Hillary has been all but assured the nomination for the Democrats (unless that F.B.I. investigation submarine lurking in the murky depths near the good ship Clinton has another torpedo to fire). And it would appear that she will face a noisy old fart (in bygone days apparently ladies of the upper class at tea parties called that odorous gaseous discharge from ones behind a “Trump”), which judging by the amount of airtime he gets is true in other ways too.

      It is a week in which kind old Erdogan of Turkey has been waging all out war on dissenters of all types, a week in which the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide was acknowledged by all except Turkey (and New Zealand and Australia – for fear of upsetting the former). All because of Gallipoli (a name that does not actually exist – Gelibolu is the closest one can get in the Turkish language to it), New Zealand is reluctant to remind Turkey of the genocide.

      And closer to home, with a double dissolution election called, the Australian Nero continues to fiddle with submarines and detention centres. This is the same one who whilst cutting medical support to millions of Australians appears not to care that Canberra is in a political sense burning.

      Fascinating times we live in, if not for the right reasons.

    • Pat 1.2

      you missed the EQC fiasco….and a potential cost to the Gov of billions

  2. Muttonbird 2

    As has been touched upon already today, David Cunliffe is doing the OIO’s job for them this week too.

    This National government is certainly the most corrupt and the most lazy of all New Zealand governments.

    Even Claire agrees…

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11631031

  3. whispering kate 3

    Wow, have just read in the Herald Hilary Barry has quit TV3, rumour is she has not been happy about the direction the station was heading. She is in talks with TV1 – so Mediaworks is slowly bleeding with its loss of talent at the station.

  4. beatie 4

    Excellent daily selection of global news, with a focus on economics.
    It’s not looking good out there.

    http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2016/04/debt-rattle-april-29-2016/

  5. maui 5

    This must be the guy who started this protest sign.

  6. Muttonbird 6

    Henry and Weldon now drive Hilary Barry out. Mike McRoberts next to go…

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/79472046/Hilary-Barry-resigns-from-TV3

  7. Muttonbird 7

    And now Weldon in court too!

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/79088889/NZX-Ralec-grain-firm-battle-finally-in-court

    John Key’s mates can’t seem to kept out of trouble, can they?

  8. Gangnam Style 8

    For fucks sake, “Mr Body, a banker based in Auckland, had secured contracts to help implement the Government’s sale of state houses while also advising potential buyers of the properties. The Auditor-General’s office released its findings today. The report by Deputy Controller and Auditor-General Greg Schollum identified serious shortcomings in HNZ’s procurement processes. It said Andrew Body won 10 HNZ contracts over five years, worth a total of $2.3 million.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11631028

    & more good work from Labour & Phil Twyford.

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