Open mike 03/03/2019

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76 comments on “Open mike 03/03/2019”

  1. marty mars 1

    Nice read for a sunday

    “… The failure of logic in all these cases can be summed up very simply: our culture—meaning here the collective culture of modern Western industrial society—is obsessed by the false belief that nature can’t adapt to our actions. The default assumption on the part of most people in industrial society is that only human beings can learn and adapt and change; the whole world of nonhuman existence we sum up in the word “nature” is not permitted to do any of these things. Nature, according to this delusion of ours, is timeless and changeless, lurching through a set of eternally preprogrammed routines that only we can interrupt. Thus the shrieks of outrage when zebra mussels start cleaning up our pollution, or oceanic plankton adapt to the changing acidity of seawater, or a weed shrugs off buckets of Monsanto’s latest carcinogenic weed killer and keeps on photosynthesizing: it’s as though we think Mother Nature isn’t playing fair…”

    https://www.ecosophia.net/a-conversation-with-nature/

  2. Sacha 3

    Discrimination in hiring – and these attitudes will not be fixed by ‘the market’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110836881/ageold-problem-at-work

    • David Mac 3.1

      Give me a 55+ employee any day of the week. It’s the best place to find the qualities I require.

      They show up, don’t care much for meth and try hard to do what they say they are going to do. Rather than gossip, come to me with any issues. When looked after, will go the extra mile, rarely get fall down drunk and have a genuine concern for the health of the business. Especially when their income is linked to the health of the business.

      Give me a worker with grown up kids every time, they’re the best.

      • greywarshark 3.1.1

        The Chinese General Sun Tzu said this about getting loyalty in a battle.
        But it has to be two-way. The workers must be prepared to do right by you. I remember the story of some Melbourne dock workers back last century. Some would go into work, clock in and be off, returning to clock out again.

        No-one would report them because there was complete rapport among the workers, and it might have been in the day when there was closed union system and only family and certain others would be accepted by the dominant union. And you had to be in the union.

        Respect for each other is the approach needed I think.

        Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. Sun Tzu
        Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/sun_tzu_402522

        • David Mac 3.1.1.1

          Yes, a desire to be loved and appreciated is something most people have in common. We tend towards giving our all when we feel we are.

        • McFlock 3.1.1.2

          My dad had a good one about Aussie dockworkers. He was on cargo ships at the time doing the transtasman run, and NZ had just won a cricket series. One of the ship’s crew put a sign on the gangplank “cricket lessons sold here”.

          The Aussies went on strike for the day, and the captain went apeshit 🙂

          • KJT 3.1.1.2.1

            I was in Fremantle when the underarm bowling incident occurred.
            The wharfies kept apologizing to me for the Aussies bad sportsmanship.
            Not having any interest in cricket, it was days before I found out why.

            Melbourne painters and dockers were Mafia. If you were in dock you had to pay for them to sweep the ship, whether they did it or not. Funnily enough, once they had their kickback, they were very obliging and efficient in any work we, wanted done.

          • RedLogix 3.1.1.2.2

            lol … great story.

            Sadly these days they’d just pretend they didn’t know what cricket was any more …

  3. Pat 4

    No MP has approached Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to seek information/clarification???

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018684353

  4. cleangreen 5

    The 2019 Budget “the wellbeing budget”

    I am watching ‘The Nation’ today 3/3/19 and hearing PM Adern saying “we are targeting homes to be “safe Homes”. as part of the next budget as a “well being” budget.

    We all In HB/Gisborne who are all living alongside all the truck roads that are slowly being poisoned by tyre dust, noise and exhaust air pollution 24/7 have not got “safe homes” Jacinda!!!!

    So please read this submission made to the HBRC in November 2018 about our “unsafe homes” that you can fix by putting half the freight back on rail.

    ‘Lets do the Jacida’.

    Labours new budget this year of 2019 hinges on being “The good wellbeing budget”so best time to hour this promise made to Gisborne 6 years ago and honour the \ Labour, Greens pledge to reinstate Gisborne rail line for our “well being”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10860706

    My name is Janet – We have had a property in Pirimai since 1974, we’ve raised our family there and we’re now into the third generation there.

    I have been Chairperson of the Pirimai Residents Association and that was when I originally came into the issues here when the Kennedy Road overbridge was built.

    I wanted to just give you a few facts, it won’t take me long, about the Expressway.

    It was originally designed as a commuter route from Hastings to the Airport, not as a truck route; trucks weren’t even in the picture then because of road freight regulations and most of it went on rail.

    Since deregulation in 1983 road traffic has increased considerably everywhere and the Expressway is being developed as the heavy traffic route to the Port of Napier because the other areas of Napier didn’t want it.

    Port traffic has doubled over the last 10 years, and according to your figures it’s 25% in the last 2 years, and is forecast to increase by another 57% by 2028.

    Hastings boasts ‘the Expressway allows heavy traffic to Port of Napier to avoid travelling through too much of the Hastings urban area’. Napier is not so lucky, the Expressway passes right through the western suburban communities,

    As I said, I became involved through the Pirimai Residents Association, but it affects parts of Taradale, Greenmeadows, Tamatea and Ahuriri; each have individual problems, we don’t all have the same ones, but it’s basically the same cause.

    Unfortunately, during this time, the focus has become more on economic performance and less on environmental and social wellbeing, and the lack of mitigation will continue to impact on the health, wellbeing and property values of those living alongside.

    The Kennedy Road overbridge was built to carry heavy traffic over the top of local roads, which is the opposite to what happens in other parts of the world – they put the heavy traffic on the level, and local roads over the top. Economics trumped environment here, it was the cheaper option.

    The Kennedy Road over bridge has only the basic guard rails rather than concrete barriers that are used on the Meeanee Road overbridge and any other bridge we’ve noticed in our travels around this part of the country. Again, economics trumped environment.

    The expansion of the Port will only increase the problem as no consideration is given to the adverse effects created by the increase of heavy traffic, The Port have basically said that they are responsible for Port noise, but they are not responsible for the traffic going to and from the port.

    Any privatisation of the Port will increase the focus on economic performance to the detriment of the environmental and social impacts. Who is minding the gate? We have made submissions to City Council,

    Regional Council, Land Transport Committee, NZTA, but no one has the power or the inclination to resolve the issues.

    I have to give credit to Alan here, who’s always let us speak before the Transport Committee, he’s tried to encourage NZTA to step up to the plate, but it doesn’t happen.

    Hawkes Bay regional Council motto used to be ‘protecting your environment’, now it is ‘grow Hawkes Bay’.

    Hawkes Bay Regional Council has to protect the residents and their environment when making its decision.

    We need to be consulted and resolve some mitigation for the increases in the traffic and noise vibration and pollution issues and find a solution as to what can be done to help.

    • Tuppence Shrewsbury 5.1

      “…A few facts, this won’t take me long.”

      Straight into a tl,dr ramble.

      You own three cars CG. Roading decisions are made partly on the number of registrations in the market geographically.

      You are part of the problem by your own definition, petition yourself

      • KJT 5.1.1

        How is that relevant to roads for trucks, to Napier port.

        • Tuppence Shrewsbury 5.1.1.1

          I get that the specifics of his complaint is about trucks, but trucks aren’t the only road or rail users. so decisions tend to be made on a macro level. not as a function of the level of complaints about their activity.

          So perhaps looking at alternative ways to achieve your desires and walking the walk.

          • McFlock 5.1.1.1.1

            Or perhaps the satisficing solution is to just reduce or eliminate the number of trucks using that road instead of rail.

            CG switching to bicycles does nothing if the trucks remain.

            • Tuppence Shrewsbury 5.1.1.1.1.1

              Agree to a point. Roads aren’t just built for trucks, so remove the other users and there is a reduced benefit to society in building roads for trucks.

              • McFlock

                But simply remove the trucks and there are real benefits to the other road users and people who live nearby.

      • greywarshark 5.1.2

        We come to this blog to discuss problems and politics. You are just a tick, and don’t know the half of it. You are actually an IED and I think you should be avoided, a spoiler who has no good ideas of your own. Nothing up there, and so nothing to add here.

        • Tuppence Shrewsbury 5.1.2.1

          you want an echo chamber. Not blog with a light moderation policy.

          I believe the current governments policies are better for New Zealand than the oppositions, they are just woeful at explanation and implementation compared to what National were.

          I don’t have to give them a free pass, let them escape critique or stay silent if I agree with the policies broadly. I believe a CGT is a fine idea, once it’s balanced and implemented in a manner that reduces the burden on capital gains as a means of enhancing wealth for all. I.e. reducing income tax on lower and middle income workers so they can enjoy the fruits of being able to invest in capital markets. If they choose.

          If it reduces solely rent seeking behaviour I’m in favour. As I am with the idea of kiwi build. But not the government as developer. The government should smash the duopoly of fletchers and west farmers. Not subsided developers to purchase product from them.

          You on the other hand think we should just give Twyford a free pass and if we don’t tick progressive on the voting forms we must be trump supporters.

          • Sam 5.1.2.1.1

            What are you talking about. John Keys own rating system for rating government projects through up red flags straight away, NOVA pay, frigate upgrades, the now defunct Māori Land Redorm policy hospitals, the list is long if you want to take a look at the facts.

    • Gabby 5.2

      Grow a hedge.

  5. Muttonbird 6

    Interesting the America has had to use Russian vehicles for the last 8 years to get US personnel to the International Space Station.

    Fall of empire?

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/383795/steps-taken-towards-putting-american-astronauts-into-space-again

    • greywarshark 6.1

      If USA economists would apply the analysis to going to war all the time, and wrecking the world to save it, we would see the same co-operation between nations on earth as we see in space. But No.

    • McFlock 6.2

      Nah, it’s just a solid, proven, reliable, and relatively cheap design.

      Unlike the space shuttle, which was pricey and in practice had a high failure rate.

  6. joe90 7

    I watched an hour or so of tRump’s manic CPAC rant. As usual, the fucker lied persistently but when he veered off into confabulation territory he looked every bit like a man in mid-stage dementia.

    It’ll be a mystery to me if his obvious mental decline doesn’t make the headline in every newspaper on the planet.

    https://www.vox.com/2019/3/2/18247712/trump-cpac-bizarre-rant

  7. Gosman 8

    Once again John Oliver puts forward a position which I pretty much agree with 100 percent.

    • Sam 8.1

      I think you are wrong. There is plenty of variety of food in Venezuala it’s just foreigners and oligarchies trying real hard not to pay any taxes as this expose explains>>> https://youtu.be/Ny5KFTLyiRw

      • Gosman 8.1.1

        Did you watch the clip I posted? If so which part did you disagree with?

      • Gosman 8.1.2

        The clip you posted remiinded me of leftist “journalists” visiting places like the Soviet Union or North Korea and touring a government owned supermarket. Can you spell Propaganda?

      • David Mac 8.2.1

        They managed the nationalisation of the oil industry like bulls in a china shop.

        Copy Norway would of been a far better approach.

        In the ‘Make it happen’ part of that industry it is manned by contractors that sign on for a year or two and make millions long before the first tanker sails with a full bilge. If I was a rig chief engineer I would be thinking twice about assigning my crew to the whims of Mr Maduro, the potential for payment in Bolivar, imprisonment, kidnapping etc.

        Their infrastucture and expertise is crumbling. The transition to state ownership was hobbled from the get go by ostracising the 10,000 people in the world that work at the pointy end of the oil business.

        • RedLogix 8.2.1.1

          Exactly. I’ve had a very modest exposure to that industry, but it was sufficient to impress me greatly. It’s work that most people could not do.

        • KJT 8.2.1.2

          The boss on a rig is the offshore installation manager, or “tool pusher” depending on the company.
          The marine Captain is a barge engineer, or barge Master.

          The Chief engineer is the diesel mechanic.

          The oil industry experts routinely work in places where hostage taking and piracy are rife.

          Which is not the case in Venezuela.

          So, you will have to look elsewhere, like US Government and oil major, boycotts and the threat of civil war, to see why the expertise has gone.

          Yes. Norway had a better approach but Venezuela was not allowed that option.

  8. Gristle 9

    Anybody from the National Party at last night’s Enimen concert in Wellington?

    Did he play Eminemesque or the real thing?

  9. Morrissey 10

    Speaking truth to the humorless.

    The luvvies are quite uncomfortable.

  10. joe90 11

    ‘Murica, where more than 40 states allow some form of child marriage.

    Idaho’s statehouse Republicans killed a bill that would have created a minimum marriage age in the state, essentially cementing the state’s continued reign as America’s number-one hot spot for newlyweds too young to vote and/or drive. The Idaho Statesman reports that HR 98, which would have eliminated marriage licenses for those 15 and under, and have strengthened the consent requirements for those 16 and 17, failed by a vote of 28-39, with 3 abstaining.

    House Republicans outnumber House Democrats 56-14 in the Gem State, where the youngest Idahoans to say “I do” in the 2000s were just 13 years old. Yet Idaho is just one leader in a disturbingly crowded field

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/1/1838685/-Republicans-in-state-with-highest-rate-of-child-marriage-vote-to-keep-it-legal

  11. Morrissey 12

    The late Sen. John McCain’s thick and nasty daughter comes off
    as particularly horrible—even amongst the knuckleheads on The View

    She starts her nonsense at 13:34….

  12. greywarshark 13

    We have brought in modernising legislation regarding prostitution, and a good thing. But this most intimate relationship is always bound to have difficulties.

    It is well regarded overseas apparently. So how could we improve it.
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018684812/joep-rottier-the-new-zealand-model-of-sex-work

  13. greywarshark 14

    Trying the devious way to get round the mountain of tragedy and prejudice in white and black relationships.
    On RadioNZ today Sunday:

    5:10 PM. Heart and Soul
    The Right Thing: Making friends with the KKK
    The story of Daryl Davis, African-American musician and friend to white supremacists. (BBC)

  14. Fireblade 15

    John Key must have squandered his millions or maybe he’s just a greedy bastard.

    “The figures show Sir John Key has begun claiming his yearly annuity, collecting $51,964 in the 2017-18 year, as well as a pro-rata payment of $10,792 the year before. He has also claimed about $11,000 in travel for each of the past two years”

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-3-7m-in-travel-and-annuities-paid-former-prime-ministers-governors-general-spouses-over-past-five-years

    • You don’t get rich by foregoing your entitlements. Admittedly, once you are rich, you feel free to tell bullshit stories about donating your salary to charity, but you don’t actually do it.

  15. greywarshark 16

    Technology, computer systems, can afflict any authority with huge bills, overruns and inadequate systems. The look on this USA police head’s face is not a happy one.
    https://www.watchdog.org/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-senators-seek-answers-on-police-radio-system-that-went/article_f3ffd0a6-36cd-11e9-adf7-abc051beeda5.html

    $800 million over budget is being bandied about. Initial costs for the project were estimated at around $180 million, The project has been dragging on for almost 20 years.

    I think we should be looking to the future and starting up pigeon posts, with pigeon fanciers at strategic points in the country. Do it now. It would be both fun and a skill and resource for the future.

  16. CHCoff 17

    whether it be expanionist Chinese empire or Brexit revival empire dreams, for NZ society to survive and prosper, these old ideological battles and ambitions need to be avoided as much as possible in how NZ society continues to tick…

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/03/john-maclean-scotland-comintern-lenin-internationalism

    It is the commonwealth added value society and trading nation approach that is the most priceless to the inevitable march of the multi-polar technological world’s seeking for sustainability and adaptation.

    • Gabby 17.1

      Most priceless?

      • In Vino 17.1.1

        Yes, most absolutely.

      • CHCoff 17.1.2

        Cultural dividend, the great lost art of economic pricing & wealth creation.

        • In Vino 17.1.2.1

          More a matter of language use, I suspect CHCoff. I took Gabby as questioning your use of ‘most priceless’ Priceless is an absolute. You are either priceless or you are not. There is no in-between (rather, a bit, very, more, most..) The same as for words like unique, ultimate, perfect, or even the word absolute..
          Males sometimes like to joke about pregnancy in the same way… “Slightly pregnant’, ha ha ha.

    • Exkiwiforces 18.1

      It’s another well written article on the subject, but from the sounds of it Winnie’s, Ronnie’s and old mate Shaw’s Pacific Reset and along with the CC accord with the NZDF is about to hit the rocks big time according to a well connected source over on the WONZ Fourm site.

      The Neo Con /Lib muppets of the Treasury are only allowing the RNZAF to buy 5 J Model Hec’s to replace the 5 H Models before 2022- 2025 as they will finally run out of Airfame hrs and Lockheed can’t guarantee what will happen if they keep flying past 2022-25? Also note the RNZAF/ MOD had an option for 8 J Models on the back of the Australian order, but Treasury and the Labour/ Alliance Government of 2000 kicked that into touch by an ill conceived upgrade of the H Models therefore kicking the can down rd yet again regardless of what was happening in the Region at the time.

      The DCP announce by the “No Mates Party” just before the last election and further reinforced by the Governments Pacific Reset program and along with Ronnie’s and Shaw’s CC accord with the NZDF/ MOD. That the Neo Con’s/ Libs of Treasury are trying to stop the DCP or water down, throw up roadblocks etc IRT DCP to the bare minimum in sprite of what the last and the current Government has said IRT to the current DCP especially after the CC accord signed just before Xmas.

      Yet People of NZ wonder why the Australian and South Pacific Governments hate, distrust or treats NZ with contempt etc etc when NZ Governments from the 90’s and now say one thing and at the same time do the opposite!

      • greywarshark 18.1.1

        Ex Kiwi Forces
        I agree that we have to have a minimum force of what we need that is kept up to date. And fit in with Australia to the minimum needed and where it would be good for us from a practical point of view. Apparently that itsn’t happening.

        Also I have a book that you might have read. If you haven’t I can pas it on. Looks interesting.
        THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
        Senior Master Sergeant Jack Brehm
        http://www.thatothersmaylive.org
        Pararescue jumpers

        That Others May Live: Inside The World’s Most Daring Rescue Force 2001
        by Jack Brehm and Peter Nelson (Author)

        • Exkiwiforces 18.1.1.1

          Cheers for that book and I’ve noted it down for iPad/ kindle reading list. I’m slowly stepping back my Military reading atm and I mainly looking at the Art, the Science and the Political aspects of Warlike and NonWarlike towards future tends especially in regards to CC base effects like water, land and food etc.
          Or I just stick to Maritime, NZ Rail and Aviation History with a gardening.

          The Aero Medical Rescue Jumpers is an interesting tropic btw. I have a couple mates in the RAAF’s 4 SQN in B Flt, who looking raising this capability in the RAAF and which has now turned in a inter service/ political bum fight as the RAAF has no helo’s since 89 when they were transfer over the Army and the Army’s Commandos want to add it to their OpSpec with the back of the Army’s Air Corp who managed the Rotor Wing Assets as they shit scared that the RAAF take the helo’s again.

          Did you know that the RNZAF once had a similar capability in the late 60’ -70’s? This similar capability being stood up was the result of the 68 Earthquake on the Coast and ongoing operations in the SEA Region, but was always stave of funds and it was finally killed off in the 78 or 82 Defence cuts by old Robbie Muldoon I think. The NZArmy and the RNZAF have been looking a re-establishment of this niche capability as result of the biannual Ex held on the West Coast/ Tasman areas and the result of the recent Kaikoura Earthquake as a way of getting medical/ recovery/ security teams into areas that are cut off and when more conventional means of access is not feasible in the short term.

          This niche capability is mentioned in the DCP and was still there when I last look as it can provide a Warlike and NonWarlike role especially in HADR, when one looks at worst case scenarios IRT CC and Earthquakes on the West Coast and the East Coast of the Nth lsland. But this capability is very Capital Equipment and Manpower intenseive ie fix and rotary assets or in the case of both the RNZAF and RNZNFAA the lack of numbers to maintain concurrent activities and also the lack of Uniformed personal be it Regular or Reserve personal to maintain this capability and existing capabilities.

  17. WeTheBleeple 19

    Oh, just what we require, another ticket-clipping middle man inserting themselves into the banking system.

    They’re here to help

    “Hopper said the service made it easier for people who didn’t have a credit card or felt uncomfortable using their card for online payments”

    That’s awesome aye. They can now encourage new generations of unbridled push-button consumption with new options making it easier to consume. Just pay parties A, B, and C a lifetime of fees for software that, once developed, costs exactly nothing.

    “Hopper said creating the standards was a move in the right direction but believed it needed to go faster and harder.”

    Ah yes, it’s a game of two halves, we can’t be seen to be dropping the ball, not cricket aye, we’ll forge on, give it 110% like ordinary everyday kiwis. Jandals, batches, banks!

  18. Eco Maori 20

    Kia ora Newshub It’s amazing coincidence people loss of hearing.???????????????????.
    A lot of people are using other Internet sites instead of trademe to trade it not the same as it used to be.
    Whanau mahi Ka kite ano P.S some show changed it’s tune.

  19. Eco Maori 21

    Some Eco Maori Music for the minute

  20. Eco Maori 22

    I have said it before and I say it again don’t fuck with Eco Maori I used nice words like don’t underestimate Me before

  21. Eco Maori 23

    Some Eco Maori Music for the minute.

  22. Eco Maori 24

    Kia ora The AM Show that study on obesity in NZ is full of it what has our society dune to start this so called lowering of obesity rates tax sugar high no adverts education the people about sugar being a poison KNOW this studys (figures) on obesity is just cokecola and the sugar companies attempt to get people to relax and buy more of their crap loaded with sugar I say. You know all these countries with low cancer rates low obesity rates every researcher say why you know Why because they don’t eat process FOOD loaded with presvatives and SUGAR.
    ITS s cool that I can focus the ATTENTION on SUGAR.
    Transfering to a GreenEnergy economy will provide economic growth and jobs there are other country’s that have a more equal society and are Greening rapidly with growth.
    I have already had my say on this old dumb topic of people coming back from the Middle East wars.
    The hospital gave my granddaughter bad service once again I took her to the doctors yesterday I could read the questions that were asking that they had Racially profiled us then at 530 pm I took her to the hospital they got us in a reasonably time frame I say it was because they could see I was writing a post at 600 pm.?????????.
    But the hospital had a doctor and nurses who wanted to question my granddaughter by herself WTF discrimination the French doctor wanted her to have a scan of he puku and I was happy with that obviously I made a bit of noise when they tryed to question my granddaughter by her self 20 minutes later the hospital said they were not going to scan my Mokopunas abdomen WTF. How are they going to diegnosed her with out that she has had these pains for 8 months or more. And Last time she was in hospital (I seen a nice wealthy family with their daughter come into the hospital and all the scanning was dune to diegnose their daughter nice and quickly she was treated and out in 2 days) . This is why the health system is failing MAORI because the COUNTRY’S Hospital are run by redneck racist who bend over backwards for wealthy people and give MAORI substandard services the sandflys were there to playing there silly fucken games to little to late.
    The unjustice – – – – – – –
    Sack all the old white men who control the unjustice system what a JOKE.
    What happened to the evedince that coincidencely went missing from Pike River O and the top cop who forgot to INVESTIGATE clark and tompson spying on KIWIS for state agency just enough time to crank up the SHREDDER,s LOL.
    Yes good people don’t think about there bank balance before anything else.
    If the trade training sector was working WHY is there a big shortage of skilled tradies the employers make money off the trade on the job training sector and they pay them low wages it is BROKEN Why don’t you have a skeem that banks a deposit to a 3 party to protect the sub contractors from big companies collapsing as its the subbies who build our buildings they are always losing out when big construction companies go BROKE. THERE YOU GO.
    Whats happening the fast food chains who sell food laden with sugar are going BROKE and you are advising for them just after the obesity bullshit story early on the show. What happened to your other guests it’s good to see the other person who has a direct line to my – – – you look nervous and look just like them I see the – – – show pulled the main story they were going to talk about last night I wonder WHY. KA KITE ANO

  23. Eco Maori 25

    You deserve what I service up to you puppets

  24. Eco Maori 26

    I have had one farmer get away with this rip off and they rang the cops to get me out of the house I quoted the cop the tenency act 2 weeks left in tenency I can thank lost his marbles and gisborneman for Eco Maoris Mana thank you
    Wage theft flies under the radar, and the poor are missing out
    Imagine a worker reaching into a till and stealing cash.
    It’s a crime, right?
    Consequences for the sticky fingered worker includes being fired, police and a possible conviction.
    But when bosses illegally withhold holiday pay from vulnerable workers where are the police, the courts, the consequences?
    While illegal, wage theft is not considered criminal and victims have to hope one of New Zealand’s 60 or so labour inspectors will investigate.
    If the Employment Court decides in a worker’s favour, there is no guarantee they will actually see the money they are owed.
    It is nigh on impossible to say just how much is stolen from workers each year, however, in 2016 the Council of Trade Unions found workers had been repaid more than $35 million for payroll “errors” that year.
    A 2017 audit of the forestry industry by labour inspectors form the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment found almost 90 per cent were breaching basic employment law standards.
    In 2018, the ministry released a list of 277 employers barred from hiring migrant workers due to breaches in employment practices.
    Last week, wage theft in shearing sheds led to the first collective agreement in 24 years.
    Sure, there are business owners who don’t actually understand how the law works or who outsource to payroll companies that make errors. Ka kite ano links below
    P.S The sandfly lost his marbles helped his farmer clients rip my whanau of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages tryed to prosercute they just went under ground they had no mail boxes on there 3 farms quite hard to get them into a court as advised by lost his marbles

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110878372/white-collar-theft-flies-under-the-radar-and-the-poor-are-missing-out

  25. Eco Maori 27

    The sandflys swarm around Eco Maori They plant gansters around me trying to intimadate me today they have Marked cop cars trying to pervolke me.

  26. Eco Maori 28

    Eco Maori feels sorrow for OUR Tangata Whenua O Australian Cosins the atrositys that were carred out by people like the sandflys there crown agencys .
    If It was not for OUR Tipunas/Anscestors Mana the crown would have served Maori in NZ us the same the crown has used all the dirty tacticks in the world to try and stuff us up but KNOW Maoris Mana is still strong and growing stronger by the day
    The Killing Times: the massacres of Aboriginal people Australia must confront
    Special report: Shootings, poisonings and children driven off cliffs – this is a record of state-sanctioned slaughter

    The Killing Times counts the human cost of more than a century of frontier bloodshed – with stories told by descendants on all sides. Photograph: Aletheia Casey/The Guardian
    The truth of Australia’s history has long been hiding in plain sight.
    The stories of “the killing times” are the ones we have heard in secret, or told in hushed tones. They are not the stories that appear in our history books yet they refuse to go away.
    The colonial journalist and barrister Richard Windeyer called it “the whispering in the bottom of our hearts”. The anthropologist William Stanner described a national “cult of forgetfulness”. A 1927 royal commission lamented our “conspiracy of silence”.
    But calls are growing for a national truth-telling process. Such wishes are expressed in the Uluru statement from the heart. Reconciliation Australia’s 2019 barometer of attitudes to Indigenous peoples found that 80% of people consider truth telling important. Almost 70% of Australians accept that Aboriginal people were subject to mass killings, incarceration and forced removal from land, and their movement was restricted.

    Government forces were actively engaged in frontier massacres until at least the late 1920s.
    These attacks became more lethal for Aboriginal people over time, not less. The average number of deaths of Aboriginal people in each conflict increased, but from the early 1900s casualties among the settlers ended entirely – with the exception of one death in 1928.
    The most common motive for a massacre was reprisal for the killing of settler civilians but at least 51 massacres were in reprisal for the killing or theft of livestock or property.
    Of the attacks on the map, only once were colonial perpetrators found guilty and punished – in the aftermath of the Myall Creek killings in 1838.
    In NSW and Tasmania between 1794 and 1833, most of the 56 recorded attacks were carried out on foot by detachments of soldiers from British regiments, and an average of 15 people were killed in each one. The weapon most often used was the “Brown Bess” musket, which was issued to British forces in the Napoleonic wars.
    In NSW and Victoria between 1834 and 1859, horses and carbine rifles were used in at least 116 frontier massacres of Aboriginal people in mostly daytime attacks, with an average of 27 people killed in each attack.
    From the late 1840s, massacres were carried out as daylight attacks by native police, sometimes in joint operations with settlers. They most often used double-barrelled shotguns, rifles and carbines.
    Preliminary data from Queensland shows that between 1859 and 1915 an average of 34 people were killed in each attack.
    There are at least nine known cases of deliberate poisoning of flour given to Aboriginal people. Ka kite ano Kia kaha Tangata Whenua O Australier Links below

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/04/the-killing-times-the-massacres-of-aboriginal-people-australia-must-confront

  27. Eco Maori 29

    Some Eco Maori Music for the minute.

  28. Eco Maori 30

    We still have to keep The Wahine Mana going strong as we need more Wahine in power to kick the men,s ass,s in to being careing and humane Its all about ballance when we have men running the WORLD they can only think about themselves . They have made a big MESS of OUR world times are changing fast time for Wahine,s Equality
    The week in patriarchy: women are strong when we stick up together
    This week reminded me that #MeToo isn’t going anywhere, and that anyone who tries to punish the leaders will be stopped
    What a week it’s been. Between the Golden Globes and Times Up, Oprah and the slew of new allegations against powerful men … it’s a lot. But I have to say that this week gave me hope.
    In particular, the quick and furious response of feminists online when Harper’s magazine was said to be outing the creator of the Shitty Media Men list. Notorious anti-feminist and backlash opportunist Katie Roiphe was said to be writing the piece, and so within hours women online coordinated to protect the anonymous woman’s identity.
    The details are the stuff that media controversy is made of. Roiphe was caught lying to the New York Times about including the woman’s name, and later the list creator herself – Moira Donegan – wrote a soulful and moving piece about her role in #MeToo and the country’s sexual harassment reckoning.
    In the end, what stuck with me was the way women stuck up for each other. It reminded me that #MeToo isn’t going anywhere, and that anyone who tries to punish the leaders – whether they are behind the scenes or on the front the lines – will be stopped. In a time when everything feels so hard, that’s something to be grateful for.
    Glass Half Full
    A bill in California could make medication abortion available at colleges, a move that would be tremendous for the pro-choice movement and for students in desperate need of increased access.
    Ka kite ano links below P.S Time for Equality for ALL

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/jan/13/the-week-in-patriarchy-women-are-strong-when-we-stick-up-together

  29. Antony 31

    We all know the crazy house prices are caused by a lack of houses. So why aren’t new houses being built on the outskirts of cities? Because generally it is prohibited or discouraged by councils. The Auckland urban city limit is an example of this. All councils have plans that are support compact housing instead of what they call “urban sprawl”. They want more apartment shoeboxes and less real homes. Of course, apartments usually don’t get built anyway because the suburban residents don’t want them in their backyard. Other restrictions on subdivision of farmland are caused by the resource management act.

    This is why your rent is high, because land restrictions cause a shortage of accommodation.

  30. Eco Maori 32

    Kia ora Newshub Of course that wealth man should be named and shamed one law for the wealthy one for the poor the man being charged for sexual harassment of 2 men.
    That was a huge tornado to hit Lee County Alabama the power of there storms are only getting stronger condolences to the people who lost there love ones in that catastrophe .
    It was hot this year last year was the hottest in Aotearoa.
    Condolences to Luke Pearys whanau
    Condolences to Keith’s Flints whanau
    I, we need to look after all OUR Awa /rivers the mighty Waikato Awa can be viewed on the Internet Ka pai.
    Politics in moving a Anglican Church to Higher ground Paddy that’s called mitigating climate change Eco Maori says.
    There you go a screening program for boul cancer is not is not carried out at all Hospitals it should be I seen the story on Prime it showed emergincy operation on Maori were much higher than other cultures and Maori are dieing at a higher rate of boul cancer
    I say it time well spent for OUR tamariki to miss school and join in the WORLD strike for there climate and their future to be saved on March the 15 Kia kaha.
    I already voice my opinion on the trade training system of Atoearoa it needs fixing.
    Ka kite ano P.S I love ignoreing the ignorant puppets

  31. Eco Maori 33

    Kia ora James and Mulls from The Crowd Wild its cool on the Wai. Had Whanau mahi last night. I no what that is like Eco Maori will never give up.
    It was a low scoreing game in Rotorua last night.
    Got to do the stretches when you’re teeth get long I know how you feel I remember laughing quietly at the old fellas when I was young more like ignoreing the old fella but I know what they were talking about now James pulling a hamie lol.
    Nitro Circus is a mean show Anna.
    The only tricks I did on a bmx was skin my ankle dune a few on a horse thou. Ka kite ano

  32. Eco Maori 34

    Kia ora The AM Show The real driver in Hawkesbay House prices is a huge housing short /crises created by shonky there are people that the state are paying $1000 a week to live in 1 room motels with children. Don’t twist it duncan the common people don’t mind wealthy people just people with more money than they can spend in 2 life times who minupulate /lobby OUR Laws to suit them they are above the law but the laws don’t stop wealthy people from ripping us off.
    I have just said its not as good as it was the living conditions for common people in Hawskbay the rents are $600. A week for 3 bedrooms.
    The banks are creaming Kiwis they make money for NOTHING.?????? They love shonky new system he set up for them shorting housing ect I remember when a 3 bedroom house like that cost $80.000 I had saved $20.000 dollars working mean hours the banks would not lend me the money to buy a friend’s house because I was MAORI. I don’t like dish washer they are bad for the environment they use heaps of power and water compared to handwashing.

    That was the one of biggest conjob in Aotearoa history The wealthy conning OUR government to sell OUR Banks.
    The government should be doing all it can to keep that money in our country.
    Ka kite ano P.S I love reading pukupuku

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