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Daily Review 29/05/2015

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 pm, May 29th, 2015 - 11 comments
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This provides Standarnistas the opportunity to review events of the day.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

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11 comments on “Daily Review 29/05/2015 ”

  1. Draco T Bastard 1

    Former ACT secretary referred to police over late declaration of donations

    On May 1 the party revealed that Alan Gibbs donated $7000 at the end of July 2014. It followed a $25,000 donation from him in March.

    Thompson said that in March 2014 the party declared a $100,000 donation from Gibbs, then later that month attempted to declare the $7000 but was told by the commission that it did not need to, as the “clock had restarted” following the earlier disclosure.

    “A bit later on Alan [Gibbs], for no apparent reason, he didn’t tell us, but he put another $25,000 into our bank account. We should have declared $32,000, but in an administrative error, we didn’t,” Thompson said.

    More incompetence and excuses from the RWNJs.

    • Anne 1.1

      Since they have been gerrymandering their donation figures since the mid-1990s under the financial proprietorship of John Boscawen (former ACT MP and CC denier extraordinaire), I’m not surprised there’s been a balls-up and someone has inadvertently(?) let the fiscal cap out of the bag.

  2. weka 2

    The Greens are live streaming parts of the their AGM over the weekend, of special interest is the new male co-leader announcement/speech.

    Kia ora Green Party whānau,

    Do you want to be part of your AGM first hand? And see all the action as it
    This year there has been unprecedented interest in our annual conference
    so we are doing something special to bring the conference to all of you,
    our members.

    For the first time we will be live streaming large chunks of the action.
    You can watch our new Co-leader be elected, as if you were here – head over
    to https://livestream.com/nzgreens [2]

    Watch my opening speech at 10am Saturday 30 May.

    Watch the our new Co-leader be announced at 2pm Saturday 30 May.

    And last but certainly not least – watch our new Co-leader’s first speech
    where he will set out his vision for our party at 11.30 Sunday 31 May.

    It’s all on this weekend, if you can’t make it in person, make sure you
    tune in and join us for this special occasion.

    I’m excited and I hope you are too.


    Metiria Turei

    Green Party CO-leader

    • Charles 2.1

      Bugga, gonna miss that. No doubt highlights will stay posted after the event. I’ll check in.

  3. weka 3

    Anyone know if when hiring a Wicked Camper you get to choose the graffiti slogan of the van you are driving? On The Panel today, one of the domestic violence apologist rationales was that people keep hiring them therefore they must like the slogans*. Which is stupid because most people hiring them are from overseas (and shouldn’t get to determine what’s acceptable here), and most people hiring are going to make their decision based on price.

    *the slogan being discussed today is here if you want to look http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/women-s-refuge-hits-wicked-campers-family-violence-slogans-6296277

    • Charles 3.1

      The website itself has naked women and men in photos with the “sexiest new hires” so at least they’re…well actually, no… even if they had 2/3 more naked men it wouldn’t be equally stupid. Is it wrong? Yes. Can anyone stop it? Maybe. WR are talking about HRC which is all anyone can do, short of the unmentionable obvious…

      Cheap unoriginal Nastiness sold as “humour” is what it is. If it’s any consolation, in my experience, the further south you drive with a car/van like that, the more likely it is someone in blue will pull you over and show you how to leave town. Can’t see it getting a wholesale warm welcome up North either.

    • mickysavage 5.1

      Yep and I always respected their comments until the time I stopped reading the listener out of despair …

  4. weka 6

    I’ll post this again tomorrow, but it only has two days to run. The background at the bottom of the page is interesting.

    Help protect the Waitaki River

    Buy a share in the Waitaki River and help us defend the minimum flow!

    Environment Canterbury have recently applied to reduce the minimum flow in the Lower Waitaki River from 150 cumecs to 102 cumecs, for periods over summer. A lower minimum flow would risk even poorer water quality, more didymo infestation, greater exposure of island-nesting birds to predation, and reduction of angling opportunities by up to 30% in the lower river, amongst other things.

    Here at the Lower Waitaki River Management Society, we’re raising funds to enable us to defend the existing 150 cumec minimum flow at upcoming Hearings, where a Commissioner will decide whether to accept the proposal.You can support our efforts by purchasing a NZ$100 limited edition (1/150) Waitaki River Share Certificate, representing a nominal One Cumec of the minimum environmental flow of the Lower Waitaki River. This unique certificate is created by renowned local artist Donna Demente – a piece of local history that we anticipate will become a collector’s item!

    The same legislation that removed ECan’s elected councillors also prevents the Commissioner’s decision from being appealed to the Environment Court, making it even more important that we have a strong and compelling case at this upcoming Hearing. With help from the Society, more than 80% of the ~500 public submissions were against reducing the minimum flow. Please help us to fund a strong team of experts that can take the public’s message to the Commissioner: leave the minimum flow at 150 cumecs!

    By supporting this campaign, you’re helping keep the Waitaki swimmable, fishable and awe-inspiring!


  5. Sable 7

    This is the country National want us to do business with:


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