Open mike 04/08/2019

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114 comments on “Open mike 04/08/2019”

  1. I am so happy Weka one of my favourite authors is back.  She makes me want to look at the standard more often.

    • Morrissey 3.1

      weka?

      https://morrisseybreen.blogspot.com/2018/01/weka-has-go-at-john-pilger-aug-22-2015.html

      https://morrisseybreen.blogspot.com/2018/12/standardistas-debate-merits-or.html

      [Is there something you want or have to say about an Author of this site? Spit it out in your own words instead of hiding behind old comments by others archived on your own blog site like John Key’s bottom drawer. To me, it looks like the actions of a prejudiced coward but you may have something of interest to say so here is your opportunity; don’t blow it – Incognito 😉 ]

      • Andre 3.1.1

        This pathetic "look at moi" need you have to link back to your own site – is that what's known as linkwhoring?

      • Incognito 3.1.2

        See my Moderation note @ 11:25 AM.

        • OnceWasTim 3.1.2.1

          Do you know if RNZ's 'The Panel' hold auditions?  and What's the difference between a "prejudiced coward" and an embittered old curmudgeon? 

          Or maybe it's all an act

          • Incognito 3.1.2.1.1

            I don’t know. All I care about here is behaviour here; what people do in their own sandpits is up to them.

          • Morrissey 3.1.2.1.2

            I believe they do, Tim. I'll recommend you to the producer if you like. You couldn't be worse than I was when I appeared on the program back in 2013…

            CHRISTINE RANKIN: Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

            MORRISSEY BREEN: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Um.

            JIM MORA: Ha ha ha ha ha! It’s time to find out what our Panelists have been thinking about. Christine Rankin, what’s been on YOUR mind lately?

            CHRISTINE RANKIN: Well, Jim, look, I’ve been so busy working for the reintroduction of corporal punishment for the under-fives that I haven’t had TIME to do any thinking at all for several years now. I really can’t think of one thing to talk about.

            JIM MORA: [long, irritated silence] Mmmmm-kay. Morrissey, have YOU got something on your mind?

            MORRISSEY BREEN: Ummm, ahhhh, I’m going to abandon my, uh, carefully prepared speech about foreign policy, and comment on Christine’s failure to ummm, errr, honour her, ummmm, commitments to your show.

            CHRISTINE RANKIN: [indignant] I’ve been BUSY.

            MORRISSEY BREEN: Ummmm, ahhhh, yeah. Ummm…to paraphrase Dr. Johnson, I will say this about Christine: “This woman’s thinking is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”

            JIM MORA: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! That’s very funny! I think he’s talking about you Christine!

            MORRISSEY BREEN: And that’s all I have to say, Jim. Um.

            JIM MORA: Short and sweet. That’s the way we like them on the Panel! Okay, next up, Lanthanide will tell us why he thinks a nuclear reactor in the middle of Christchurch would be a good idea. First, though, what do the Panelists think of this?

            RANKIN: [fervently] That’s a SPLENDID idea. At last, somebody talking some sense….

            https://morrisseybreen.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-victims-rights-advocate-garth.html

            https://morrisseybreen.blogspot.com/2019/01/moras-gone-but-panel-is-still-bedeviled.html

            • OnceWasTim 3.1.2.1.2.1

              I was half hoping I might hear you go head to head with someone like Joe Bennett sometime.

              (I like a healthy dose of cynicism with an ounce of ridicule, just as long as one can be equally cynical and questioning of themselves. Otherwise it's so holier-than-thou.  And as you will know, I'm the most perfectist specimen ever to grace the place that I could rival Sir John or Soimun. I just can't seem to find a decent interpreter at the moment).

      • Morrissey 3.1.3

        Thanks for giving me the opportunity, Incognito. My relationship with our good friend and colleague weka goes back a long way. It reached a bit of a nadir a few times when she banned me, but we usually kissed and made up. 

        I thought she'd gone for good when, during another ban late last year, I penned the following for D.P. Farrar's dodgy site….

        https://morrisseybreen.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-clobbering-machine-strikes-again.html

        I must say that, in spite of our rather chequered history, I'm glad to see weka back with us. 

        [I warned you not to blow it yet you lit the fuse and guess what happened?

        KABOOM!!

        Just a few weeks ago (/open-mike-19-07-2019/) you were in the midst of a pile up and putting the boot into the same Author and (former) Moderator of this site. I left several Moderator warnings, which you would have seen despite they were not directed at you specifically.

        Today, again, you couldn’t help yourself and you linked to a contemptable piece of narcissistic ‘writing’ destined for KiwiBlog attacking not one but several Authors and Moderators of TS. Indeed, that is where it belongs and where it ended up, I see. Good for you.

        Yet today you claim “I’m glad to see weka back with us”!?

        I counted 11 links today from and to your bottom drawer of which you seem to be immensely proud and of the fact that share this questionable habit with infamous historical figures such as Muldoon, Joe McCarthy, and Joe Stalin. If you read this site’s policy /policy/#banning you’ll see that link-spamming is a self-martyrdom offense. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

        I’ll save the moderators here, i.e., moi, a lot of time by sending you back to KiwiBlog, where you belong IMHO.

        Banned for six months – Incognito]

    • Also chuffed to see weka writing here again!

    • weka 3.3

      Thank-you TFG heart

    • halfcrown 3.4

      +1

    • Puckish Rogue 3.5

      Second that 🙂

    • Stuart Munro. 3.6

      Yes I'm glad to see her too – she often lifts the standard of conversation.

  2. Muttonbird 4

    The extreme right wing are at it again. White supremacists get a pretty easy ride on forums like Kiwiblog, with various commenters suggesting they are just 'standing up for their culture'.

    But there is an inherent violence and hatred festering inside them, and the right wing in general, and it is this violence against ordinary innocents which manifests itself with increasing regularity…

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/114736833/us-police-warn-of-an-active-shooter-at-mall-in-el-paso-texas

  3. ianmac 5

    I agree with this defence of Oranga Tamariki 

    Sadly, it seems we have forgotten who those social workers really are, what they do and, most importantly, why they must do it. 

    Darroch Ball says Oranga Tamariki social workers are hard-working, dedicated and right-minded people.

    While the protesters were chanting "not one more child to be taken", I am incredulous that even though a child is admitted to hospital with non-accidental injuries every two days, we don't hear any protesters chanting "not one more child to be beaten".

    It seems incredible that people somehow truly believe social workers can just decide one day to knock on a door and uplift a child. There are many steps social workers must take before the process of uplifting a child takes place, including the fact that a court must make that decision – not the social worker.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/114678991/stop-blaming-oranga-tamariki-for-child-uplifts

    • Prickles 5.1

      indeed. In my line of work I frequently deal with social workers – DHB as well as Oranga Tamariki. I have yet to meet one who does not care passionately about their work and the people they work with. Without exception, the situations in which they find themselves cause much soul searching, stress and distress. Most are heartbroken that they can only do so much for the children and families they work with.

      • greywarshark 5.1.1

        The problem is that too little is being done to help the people who are struggling at the bottom and resorting to drugs and showing the distress caused by an uncaring nation.   And some of those social workers are Maori.   Things don't improve because a constipated government system that can't eliminate austerity and prejudicial thinking and get on to creating work schemes and bring young people back into school to get training for work, and advice on how to cope with the demands of a very young child on the immature parent.

        We know about the children taken from their aborigine parents in Australia.   And the cases here of the state swooping in like vultures rather than on angelic wings.   It is a bad business that Oranga Tamirki has been set up to carry out, and the workers trying to cope in a humane way have a hard job.  

        But it is the system that has failed the parents, all their sorrows have not been forgotten and they have grown up unready to find their own secure and happy maturity and just cannot plan for the future they would choose, it given the support and training that they need.

    • gsays 5.2

      My significant other comes into contact daily with situations of   children living with neglect, deprivation and poverty.

      Some of the stories are heartbreaking.

      In trying to  understand where the nay-sayers are coming from, I think it has to do more with the system. Perhaps making it a little less Pakeha.

      • ianmac 5.2.1

        My suspicious mind wonders if there is a bit of stirring out of sight from a political party?

        • gsays 5.2.1.1

          Which party are you referring to Ian?

          I am scratching my head to think which one benefits.

          • ianmac 5.2.1.1.1

            It is just that the turbulence suggests unrest, and unrest must mean that the Government is somehow responsible. Look at Government failure to solve land use problems or failure to Kiwibuild. Shout it through the media and those who don't look at the detail can be swayed and therefore Opposition benefits.

            How's that for Convoluted Gsays?

            • marty mars 5.2.1.1.1.1

              there are real problems that real people have identified and are trying to change – it would be very sad if the heartfelt feelings of those affected were not respected.

              A call for "not one baby more, not one acre more, not one whānau more" led speeches as about 400 rallied on Parliament's lawn on Tuesday to hand an open letter signed by 17,000 thousand people to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson.

              Organising group Hands off our Tamariki Network is calling for a halt to children being removed from their families and iwi by Oranga Tamariki, in a debate spurred by a Newsroom video showing the trauma of an attempted uplift in Hastings this year.

              "It's time for us to take control, as whānau, of our own wellbeing. It's time for us to take control as hapu, as iwi, as Māori for the wellbeing of our Tamariki and mokopuna," organiser Leonie Pihama told the crowd to cheers.

              https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12254170

    • Incognito 5.3

      Yes, good piece. We need to get past the blame games and get to the core of the problem:

      The reality is we have a huge problem in New Zealand with child abuse and child deaths.

      I see Oranga Tamariki as the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.

    • joe90 5.4

      As my SO says, not a sausage about the three children who've died since the uplift story aired.

    • Shadrach 5.5

      Thanks for linking to this Ian.

  4. joe90 6

    In 2012 Boris Johnson wrote about the dreadful fate awaiting Greece.

    Every day we read of fresh horrors: of once proud bourgeois families queuing for bread, of people in agony because the government has run out of money to pay for cancer drugs. Pensions are being cut, living standards are falling, unemployment is rising, and the suicide rate is now the highest in the EU – having been one of the lowest.

    By any standards we are seeing a whole nation undergo a protracted economic and political humiliation; and whatever the result of yesterday’s election, we seem determined to make matters worse. There is no plan for Greece to leave the euro, or none that I can discover. No European leader dares suggest that this might be possible, since that would be to profane the religion of Ever Closer Union. Instead we are all meant to be conniving in a plan to create a fiscal union which (if it were to mean anything) would mean undermining the fundamentals of Western democracy.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9337911/Dithering-Europe-is-heading-for-the-democratic-dark-ages.html

    Schools may have to close, exams could be disrupted and fresh food for pupils’ meals could run short because of panic buying with prices soaring by up to 20%, according to a secret Department for Education analysis of the risks of a no-deal Brexit obtained by the Observer.

    The five-page document – marked “Official Sensitive” and with the instruction “Do Not Circulate” – also raises the possibility of teacher absences caused by travel disruption, citing schools in Kent as particularly at risk.

    On the dangers of food shortages to schools, it suggests that informing the public of the risks could make matters even worse.

    In a section entitled School Food, it talks of the “risk that communications in this area could spark undue alarm or panic food buying among the general public”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/03/secret-education-report-no-deal-brexit-school-chaos

    • greywarshark 6.1

      Pollies set us up to be pigeons encouraged to push buttons to get stories of how bad things are elsewhere and not notice that our own walls are shrinking inwards.

      I would suggest don't listen to Boorish echoing being a comedian, watch the real ones.    You will get the same feeling of happy confusion, but from professionals on Black Books.

  5. What happened toTRP? Is he still about here?

    I miss his insight and take on things.

    • Drowsy M. Kram 8.1

      James, please clarify, is there any evidence (in that RNZ news link) for a "Green MP thinking they won’t make 5% next election.", or is that wishful speculation on your part?

      • James 8.1.1

        no evidence – just a reasonable guess given that they are on 6%. 

        [Making up shit is very naughty, James, even when you think it is reasonable shit. Naughty commenters have to sit on the naughty step so give me a good reason why you should escape this treatment. After all, you were quite rude to Robert when he challenged you. Perhaps you didn’t know that the person you had in mind is not a Green MP? – Incognito]

        • Drowsy M. Kram 8.1.1.1

          Thanks for clarifying; just an evidence-free guess, and reasonable in your opinion.

          • Dennis Frank 8.1.1.1.1

            Yeah, he jumped to the wrong conclusion.  I've had several conversations with Jack (at our conferences) and I'm really impressed – enough to rate him as #2 after James for the party list last time.

            However, I suspect he is misreading the situation.  Intelligence isn't the problem:  he's right up there.  Impatience due to youth.  I had that too, still often gets me.

            I believe the more consensus-building he engages in, the more he will learn that impatient radicals don't achieve much.  For some reason, he's not acquiring the gnosis from James as role model.  I have faith he'll suss it out eventually.

            • Carolyn_Nth 8.1.1.1.1.1

              Or Jack is sounding out whether there's the will for a change of male co-leader – given he's not  leaving the party.

              • Dennis Frank

                Did you see the reports from One News & 3News?  The former was better.  Had a clip of a bearded Gareth Hughes notably refraining from either endorsing Jack or criticising James.  https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/green-party-candidate-resigns-over-dissatisfaction-co-leader-james-shaw?auto=6067823611001

                Given that Gareth is the only self-declared leftist in the leadership group (to the media/public, I mean, and with the caveat that as far as I've seen), and he was the one who did stand against James & didn't leave when defeated, I'm taking it as not a leftist plot!

                As always, I could be wrong, but reading Gareth's demeanour & body language as much as what he actually said makes me confident I'm not.  Other than Jack, I've seen no sign that the group has lost confidence in James's leadership.  If the left was clearly polling well, there would be. 

                The left isn't polling very well in other western countries either.  I believe the perception that they need to build common ground with centrists has been spreading. Only residual leftist ideology is preventing consensus from firming up decisively throughout the west, and marginalising the right.

        • Robert Guyton 8.1.1.2

          "No-Evidence James"

          Fits like a glove!

        • Incognito 8.1.1.3

          See my Moderation note @ 4:13 PM.

    • Robert Guyton 8.2

      Wot twaddle from Troll-James @ 3:53!

      You should fire your Headline Editor, James; he's hopeless.

    • mauī 8.3

      I feel for Jack, the centrist drift is a concern… This is not the party for the radical left.

  6. Sacha 9

    Paywalled so I can't read much, but it looks like scumbag Nottingham is denied an appeal against his limp sentence: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12235806

  7. Sacha 10

    Not much pickup yet, but Marama Davidson's speech to the Greens conference includes a rent-to-own housing policy proposal.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1908/S00043/speech-marama-davidson-green-party-agm.htm

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1908/S00042/greens-to-focus-on-supporting-new-zealanders-who-rent.htm

    This phrase is hardly reassuring:

    We are ready to negotiate our Rent-to-own policy as part of the Kiwibuild reset

    Guess that means Labour and Winston First get to veto or dilute it..

    • James 10.1

      We are ready to negotiate our Rent-to-own policy as part of the Kiwibuild reset”

      Lol  hard to believe kiwibuild could be more of a mess  – but now the greens are negotiating policy in there. It’s the gift that keeps delivering. 

      • Incognito 10.1.1

        Laugh all you like, James, but it is about addressing an unmet need. A bumbling toddler learning to walk can be funny to watch and they have to learn to crawl before they can learn to walk, but one day they’ll walk …

        • James 10.1.1.1

          sadly however incognito- to use your analogy kiwibuild was born with legs that don’t work. 

          • Incognito 10.1.1.1.1

            Such limited defeatist thinking, James. Heard of the Paralympics? Seen what amazing things some people can do with just their arms? Ever seen the famous documentary Child of Our Time and the disabled solo mother Alison Lapper https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Lapper? You may want to adjust your thinking about people and their appearances; they can be deceiving …

        • Sacha 10.1.1.2

          Greens are the only party to have consistently promoted policies for renters rather than owners or speculators. Fingers crossed something useful gets past the resisters.

    • weka 10.2

      "We are ready to negotiate our Rent-to-own policy as part of the Kiwibuild reset"

      Is this the Greens putting it out there so it's more obvious what will get removed by Labour or NZF? (I haven't listened to the speech yet).

      • Sacha 10.2.1

        True, good for differentiation in 2020 and may drag Winston's bunch and Labour's righties further to the left – but not much consolation for renters in the meantime.

  8. joe90 11

    No free markets on a dead planet.

     http://archive.li/naaEl

    • Muttonbird 11.1

      This is exactly why the Nat's are furious with Shaw's speech and appearance on The Nation.

      They realise Shaw has drawn a line and the Nats are on the wrong side of it.

  9. Ad 12

    I'm all in favour of new radiation machines, but what we were promised by Labour at the last election was a comprehensive cancer-fighting strategy, and Clarke himself was in favour of a standalone cancer-fighting agency. 

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12255486

    This announcement just looks like ordinary plant asset management. 

    No connection to a broader anything, and otherwise looks like a little tv news capture on a slow Sunday news cycle.

    • chris T 12.1

      Labour promised a lot of things.

      I look forward to others bringing more up.

      • greywarshark 12.1.1

        What a technicolour yawn.   Don't be gross.

        • chris T 12.1.1.1

          Don't get me wrong.

          They had no choice and it worked.

          This doesn't absolve them of not keeping hardly any.

    • Sacha 12.2

      The commitment to spreading machines around regions rather than further centralising specialist services is significant. Something the last govt could easily have done.

      Clark has said his views on the value of a separate cancer agency have shifted now that he has access to internal information as a Minister. Also clear in recent interviews that an overall cancer strategy is coming in a few weeks.

    • Incognito 12.3

      "A cancer plan that works has to be comprehensive and must include radiation treatment as well as pharmaceuticals and preventative measures," Ardern told media in a press conference at Wellington Regional Hospital.

      "Radiation is an effective form of cancer treatment, and one-in-two people with cancer would benefit from its use. But in New Zealand only one-in-three are currently accessing these services.

      "That's why we are making the single largest Government capital investment in it."

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114741570/government-announces-package-to-aid-cancer-treatment-in-the-regions

      I also like to note that the PM was working on Sunday 😉

    • Incognito 12.4

      I hope they will have an effective strategy to ensure sufficient staffing levels and a resilient workforce otherwise these expensive machines could be sitting idle for much of the time. I think that is a much harder issue to deal with than buying expensive kit.

      • Ad 12.4.1

        +100

        A billion or so into mental health, no one trained to do the extra work.

        No improvement to people.

        • Incognito 12.4.1.1

          This Government is promising the Earth but no spades and no extra pairs of hands to do the digging. The billion trees to be planted, KiwiBuild, mental health, et cetera. In education, they at least made an effort to increase the much-needed capacity but it did not go down well with the people that already existed on the ground. If they keep this up, they’ll erode (political) goodwill and credit and even JA won’t be able to save them.

  10. Muttonbird 13

    NZ Māori Council calls for Simon Bridges to apologise for Tokelau comments

    “What this man said about a whole section of New Zealand citizens is an absolute disgrace, but also highlights his performance on all issues related to Iwi Māori," he said in a statement.

    "Let me be really clear here: Bridges was a member of a nine-year-old Government whereby our people resembled more of a third-world population. It was under his Government's watch that gave rise [to] record numbers of Māori committing suicide.

    "It was under his Government's watch that homeless numbers rose, the health system began to falter under the weight of financial mismanagement, that Pharmac became a laughing joke, that more of our children than ever were taken by the state.”

    – Matthew Tutaki

    Matthew Tutaki another unimpressed with Simon Bridges.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/08/nz-m-ori-council-calls-for-simon-bridges-to-apologise-for-tokelau-comments.html

    Do you think Bridges will apologise?

    • Rapunzel 13.1

      No he won't – there is another shooting in the US, people must be becoming mindful of the part heavy handed, reckless, dirty politicking is having on people's lives. NZers need to recognise what is leadership and how and why it must be made to work for the country and put their full support behind that and be active in engaging with each other.

  11. Muttonbird 14

    Make America Safe Again.

    😢

  12. greywarshark 15

    You've got a nice feature about your area.   I want to start a business using it and it will mean that you have to share it with us, we will need the major part say 80/20, but there are a few jobs in it, and investment in luxury homes so there will be growth for you.

    But these Waiheke Islanders aren't your ordinary sheeple.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395950/sheep-heading-to-parliament-for-waiheke-petition

  13. weston 16

    About the same time i guess as Peter Ellis was being granted leave to appeal to the supreme court the crown was busy opposing it .The several reasons they gave to oppose it were fairly threadbare i thought but one really stands out !!they said that they doubted that the science of the time had changed very much in the interim wtf !!!i had to laugh albeit darkly according to Lynley Hood who has done exhaustive work on ellis's case and of the professional therapists of the time it was common to measure a little girls hymen and finding it to be more than four mil provided conclusive proof of sexual abuse .Well unsurprisingly [since the experts of the time were not very expert ]the science went on to find eventually that hymens come in all shapes an sizes quite naturally.The chief witness for the prosecution at ellis's trial was one of these above mentioned practitioners she practiced this sort of what can only be described imo as quackery for a living yet was held up by the crown as the last word in the study of sexual abuse .Seems the only thing that REALLY hasnt changed in the last twenty years is Crown Bias 

    • greywarshark 16.1

      'Crown bias' and general ignorance continues probably because of an unwillingness of 'experts' to examine their learnings to see if they are up to date, and then accept they have been at fault in the part.  

      Because of a lack of willingness by authorities to accept that mistakes may happen in medical proceedings, those involved are understandably reluctant to admit that their methods might be faulty.  This is a problem for medical people believing they are following best practice, or who have made a rare error.   Medical people should be able to report themselves or also if others do so, and be investigated and cautioned and would probably be placed under supervision of the general medical authorities from designated peers, rather than have to go through the usual rigid judgments that the public face.

      An example is Semmelweiss and the extra and preventable deaths of mothers who were denied the hygienic care that he trialled and proved was effective.   It appears that his mistreatment by the medical establishment is still not fully owned by history.    One report says he was placed in an asylum due to possible alzheimers disease and there was beaten by staff, and died of a diseased wound.    Another was that he was enticed into an asylum and then imprisoned on the basis he 'had lost his mind.' 

      The poor man had so many detractors who refused to accept the facts, and preferred to 'denigrate the man' that he became depressed, and lost his way in life I think.   However, to some extent, he was the author of his own misfortune in that he delayed publishing his treatment and providing the information needed to prevent false stories and opinions to circulate.

      His successor – János Diescher was appointed Semmelweis's successor at the Pest University maternity clinic. Immediately, mortality rates jumped sixfold to 6%, but the physicians of Budapest said nothing; there were no inquiries and no protests. Almost no one — either in Vienna or in Budapest — seems to have been willing to acknowledge Semmelweis's life and work.

      His remains were transferred to Budapest in 1891. On 11 October 1964, they were transferred once more to the house in which he was born. The house is now a historical museum and library, honoring Ignaz Semmelweis.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignaz_Semmelweis

  14. Muttonbird 17

    Campaign spokesperson Pania Newton said they “should be chasing white supremacists, not Māori protectors”.

    Oooh! Shot of the day by Pania Newton.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/395944/police-remove-guns-from-ihumatao-protesters-worried

    • marty mars 17.1

      yep fucken true that – the lines are hardening – bad stupid police move – ffs how about put the guitar AND the weapons down police.

    • joe90 18.1

      As usual, old men light the fuse.

  15. Eco maori 19

    Kia Ora The Am Show. 

    I agree Sam dept can be a trap tangata lending money on credit card just to survive .I see people using money stupidly all the time one should live like they are broke all the time to save money. 

     

    I think that the government should build minny  housing smart small whare add that to the lower house perches prices for first house buyers prices. Im quite lucky I can build a whare in Hawksbay and Te Waiapu Valley to I will build them from recycled materials and make them carbon neutral to.

    Keep those POLICE UNDER control Jacinda the Ihumatao issue is a international story now. 

    The Coalition Government has invested more in Aotearoa Healthcare systems in 2 years than national did in 9 so point your criticism to them. 

    Duncan you are being rude talking over the top of Jacinda that tells me a story. 

    Artificial intelligence will take JOBS off the common people don't bullshit  its is going to hand more power to the 00.1% unless good laws are made to counteract that phenomenon Artificial Intelligence and robotics automation Will Be A Major Game Changer so a universal WAGE is needed to counteract that phenomenon The major effects of Artificial intelligence won't happen overnight but it will happen in the near future Ma te wa.

    That business man with the bruising on his head is actually a national puppet whanau don't listen to his and duncans rhetoric about Our business economy its is going great the government has increased investment in the economy through higher wages and  investment in Infrastructure this will flow through the economy and back to the government in tax take  they increase investment in the MANY the 99.0% who pay most of the tax take .Not like national who invested heavily in the Wealth 00.1% who have accountants who hide their new money they got from national tax cuts ECT under their pillow .Consequence less tax take for the government LESS money to spend on the Tangata. 

    Ka kite ano 

     

  16. Eco maori 20

    Some Eco Maori Music For The Minute. 

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    People across the lower North Island have reported feeling an early morning 4.1-magnitude earthquake, centred 20 kilometres south of Wellington. 

    The quake struck at 3.38am on Tuesday and was centred at a depth of 38km, GeoNet said. Ka kite ano link below. 

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/114775129/41magnitude-quake-felt-across-lower-north-island

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    Some Eco Maori music for the minute. 

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    Kia Ora Newshub. 

    Have the Police got any video footage to back up there allegations of bad behavior by the protesters at Ihumatao did you see that they put a Wahine up to make their statement.????????.

    That would be good for the Wahine who are getting treatment for breast cancer a trial of a new drug that will stop the side effects of hot flushes ka pai. 

    Eco Maori has no power bill now cost me $1800  to build quite easy to so long as the sandflys stop stuffing with it I went to cut wood again and my system had been turned on the battery were run down lucky I got a second battery from the Stihl shop in Naiper he has got a great product and a great price.  My new battery was in the system 

    That's funny the drug lord trying to break out of jail impersonating his daughter

    Sir Ngata was treated very badly by the crown if he was White he would have not even been charged. 

     

     

     

    Ka kite ano 

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    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News. 

    I,,,,Whanau the police love using there intimidation practices and propaganda to try and upset people Whanau be cool like ME. They have heaps of police following Me around they use the public to try and intimidate me to but the fools are just giving Eco Maori more MANA thanks.

    I think sitting on your hands and not changing the way trade training whanaga is stupid especially if some are failing in their business plans and failing to give te tangata the correct skills that are lacking in Aotearoa. I think it's stupid having to import people with the skills when we just have to train our OWN. 

    Ka kite ano 

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    Kia Ora The Crowd Goes Wild. 

    Ka pai Annan for running that Waka Ama story ka kite ano 

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  • New awards celebrate fisheries sustainability
    The Minister of Fisheries is calling for entries for a new public award to celebrate innovation in our seafood sector. “I have established the Seafood Sustainability Awards to recognise and celebrate those throughout industry, tangata whenua and communities who demonstrate outstanding dedication and innovation towards the sustainability of New Zealand’s ...
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  • More progress for women and we can do more
    Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes leaders in the private sector taking action on closing their gender pay gaps to ensure a fairer workplace for all New Zealanders. Ms Genter today launched a new report, Addressing the gender pay gap and driving women’s representation in senior leadership, from the Champions for ...
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  • Proposals to curb environmental damage help our coasts and the oceans
    Government Ministers today welcomed the release of a marine environment report highlighting the four key issues affecting our oceans, estuaries and coastlines.  The release underlines the importance of government proposals to combat climate pollution, ensure clean freshwater, protect biodiversity, make land use more sustainable, and reduce waste and plastic.    Environment ...
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  • New mental health facility for Waikato
    The Government has approved funding for a new acute mental health facility for Waikato which will provide better care and support to people with mental health and addiction issues. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark announced the $100 million project to replace the aging Henry Rongomau ...
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  • 500 new te reo Māori champions in our classrooms
    The Government is making progress on its goal to integrate te reo Māori into education by 2025, with over 500 teachers and support staff already graduating from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori,  Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Kelvin Davis made the announcement at an awards ceremony in Waikanae today, for ...
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  • Minister James Shaw welcomes 2018 Census first release
    Statistics Minister James Shaw has welcomed the first release of 2018 Census data. The first release of data today, 23 September, includes key data on population, regional growth, the number of homes and the size of different ethnic groups in New Zealand. Data from the 2018 Census will support the ...
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  • Driving transparency, ethics and accountability in government use of algorithms
    Minister for Statistics James Shaw today announced a public consultation on a proposed algorithm charter for government agencies. The charter has been developed by the Government Chief Data Steward in response to growing calls for more transparency in government use of data. Computer algorithms – procedures or formulas for solving ...
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  • New Zealand and the Netherlands working together on climate change
    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, Climate Change Minister James Shaw and visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte co-hosted a business roundtable in Auckland this morning focused on working together to address climate change.  “The Netherlands is an important partner for New Zealand. We share a strong agricultural history. Sustainable agribusiness and ...
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  • Protecting fairness for workers and businesses
    The Government is taking action to build an inclusive economy where more of us receive our fair share at work and businesses can compete on great products and services, not undercutting wages and conditions, Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. Two consultations launched today seek feedback ...
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  • Indigenous Freshwater Fish Bill Passes
    The future for New Zealand’s threatened indigenous freshwater fish looks brighter with the passing of the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill in Parliament today said Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage. “Until now, our freshwater fish legislation has been 20 years out of date. We have lacked effective tools to ...
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  • Kiwis to take part in world’s biggest earthquake drill
    At 1.30pm tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world’s biggest earthquake drill. The annual drill is to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake which is to Drop, Cover, Hold, and to practise their ...
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  • Rising wages and low inflation supporting Kiwis
    Kiwis are benefiting from higher wage growth and low inflation under the Coalition Government. Stats NZ data out today shows the rise in the cost of living remains low, as annual Consumers Price Index (CPI) inflation fell to 1.5% in September from 1.7% in June. “The low inflation comes as ...
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  • NZ economy strong amid global headwinds
    New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook released overnight shows a reduced global growth forecast over the next two years as issues like the US-China trade war and Brexit take hold. ...
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  • Keeping New Zealanders safer with better counter-terrorism laws
    Justice Minister Andrew Little has today introduced a new Bill to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas. The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill gives the New Zealand Police the ability to apply to the High Court to impose control orders on New Zealanders who ...
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  • Improved succession and dispute resolution core of Ture Whenua changes
    A Bill that proposes targeted changes to simplify the processes for Māori land owners when engaging with the Māori Land Court has had its First Reading today. “The approach taken by the Government is to ensure that the protection of Māori land remains a priority as we seek to improve ...
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  • Speech to CTU Biennial Conference
    Let me first thank all the new unionists and members in the room. There is nothing more important to improving people’s working lives than people making the decision to care, to get on board and help, to take up the reins and get involved. Congratulations to you. You bring the ...
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  • Minister ensures continued Whenuapai flight operations
    Minister of Defence Ron Mark has signed a certificate exempting the activity of engine testing at Whenuapai Airbase from the Resource Management Act 1991. The Act gives the Minister of Defence the power to exempt activities for the purposes of national security.  The certificate will mean the recent Environment Court ...
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  • NZ joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
    Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced New Zealand will join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action while attending APEC meetings in Chile. The objective of the 39 member Coalition is to share information and promote action to tackle climate change. It was formed in April this year, in ...
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  • CTU speech – DPM
    Ladies and gentlemen, NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff, members of respective unions – thank you for the invitation to speak to you today. This might be preaching to the choir, but the importance of trade unions in New Zealand’s historical arch is difficult to understate. And it is my belief that ...
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  • Police Association Annual Conference
    "Let’s start by acknowledging that it has been a huge year. " Police Association Annual Conference James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel Wellington Nau mai, haere mai. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ka nui te mihi, ki a koutou katoa. President of the Police Association, Chris Cahill; Members of the Association and ...
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  • New Zealand announces a further P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea. New ...
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  • New Zealand deeply concerned at developments in north-east Syria
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand continues to have serious concerns for peace and stability in north-east Syria. “Recent reports that hundreds of ISIS-affiliated families have fled from a camp are deeply concerning from a humanitarian and security perspective”, Mr Peters says. “While we acknowledge Turkey’s domestic security ...
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  • Government on high alert for stink bugs
    Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is under way. “We’re on high alert to stop BMSB arriving in NZ. The high season runs until April 30 and we’ve strengthened our measures to stop stink ...
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  • Better protections for students in halls of residence
    The Government is moving swiftly to change the law to improve the welfare and pastoral care of students living in university halls of residence and other tertiary hostels. Cabinet has agreed to several changes, including creating a new mandatory Code of Practice that sets out the duty of pastoral care ...
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    4 days ago
  • New trapping guide for community and expert trappers alike
    The Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage has launched a new comprehensive trapping guide for community trappers to help them protect our native birds, plants and other wildlife, at Zealandia in Wellington today. ‘A practical guide to trapping’, has been developed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and was launched during ...
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  • Widening Access to Contraceptives Welcomed
    Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter welcomes PHARMAC’s move to improve access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). PHARMAC has today announced it will fund the full cost of Mirena and Jaydess for anyone seeking long term contraception, lifting previous restrictions on access to Mirena. “I welcome women having greater choices ...
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  • Major upgrade for Taranaki Base Hospital
    The Government has approved the next stage of a major redevelopment of Taranaki Base Hospital, which will deliver new and improved facilities for patients. Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced details of a $300 million dollar project to build a new East Wing at the New Plymouth hospital. It ...
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    5 days ago
  • Extra support for rural families
    Extra funding will allow Rural Support Trusts to help farming families, says Minister for Rural Communities and Agriculture Damien O’Connor. “I know that rural families are worried about some of the challenges facing them, including the ongoing uncertainty created by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. “Those concerns sit alongside ongoing worries ...
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  • Howard Leaque Beekeeper programme graduation
    Thank you for the opportunity to be here to present certificates to the 16 graduates who have completed a beekeeping course delivered by the Howard League.  Let us start by acknowledging Auckland Prison’s Deputy Prison Director Tom Sherlock, and Acting Assistant Regional Commissioner of Corrections Northern Region Scott Walker - ...
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    7 days ago
  • Finance Minister to attend APEC meetings
    Finance Minister Grant Robertson leaves this weekend to attend the APEC Finance Ministers meeting in Santiago, Chile. Discussions between APEC Finance Ministers at the meeting will include the effects of the current global economic uncertainty, risks for APEC economies and sustainable development of the region. While at APEC Grant Robertson ...
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    7 days ago
  • Pacific languages are a source of strength, they ground us and build confidence
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says for Pacific people, language can be a source of strength. It can help ground us and give us confidence. When we speak them, our languages provide us with an immediate and intimate access to our identity and our story - and ...
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  • Major boost to support disabled people in sport and recreation
    The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport. The initiative includes training to develop a workforce that understands the needs of children and young people with a range of impairments, advocacy for fit ...
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  • More prefab homes to be built as red tape cut
    The construction sector is being freed up to allow more homes to be built more quickly as the Government cuts through some of the red tape of the Building Act.  “Every New Zealander deserves a warm, dry, safe home and old inefficiencies in the Building Act make building slow and ...
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  • Further details of Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit to New Zealand
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed further details on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to New Zealand next month. Their Royal Highnesses will visit New Zealand from 17-23 November – their third joint visit to New Zealand and first in four years. They arrive in Auckland ...
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  • O’Connor in Thailand to push for RCEP deal
    Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, heads to Thailand today to attend the final Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting, as negotiations enter their final stages. “The RCEP Agreement would anchor New Zealand in a regional agreement that covers 16 countries, ...
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