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Open mike 09/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 9th, 2014 - 22 comments
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22 comments on “Open mike 09/07/2014 ”

  1. Wonderpup 1

    I see National has started training its sights on Christchurch: Nick Smith is down to bitch about council consenting (always a good topic) and there is going to be consultation about the east. Because it seems, they have just realised there is an east (there has been some political hemiplegia going on). It may not have the kind of people you’d want at a fundraiser, but they are votes, after all. Naked self interest thinly disguised as empathy – its that old tory mindset.

  2. Paul 2

    Noticed the difference between Campbell Live on Monday and the new Espiner Morning report and the way they managed the non attendance of a National Party cabinet member to discuss an important political issue.

    Campbell Live make a pointed comment about Parata’s failure to front to debate the differing Education plocies of National and Labour.
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Class-size-conflict-becomes-election-issue/tabid/367/articleID/351746/Default.aspx

    Whereas Bennett fails to front to discuss Inequality with Jacinda Ardern, Espiner makes no comment about this then rips into Ardern. The Nas must be delighted with the job the slimy one is doing.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20140968/labour-no-cause-for-celebration-over-latest-poverty-stats

  3. philj 3

    xox
    Why should Bennett front on RNZ when you have Guyon? If he was balanced he should have called her out.

  4. Northshoreguynz 4

    I suspect the Nat initiative with RNZ is to run its listenership down deliberately, then say to function properly it needs to be in corporate hands. Why else Espiner in the morning and Mora on Checkpoint?

    • Lanthanide 4.1

      Are you suggesting that National is directly interfering with the daily operations of RNZ, or that they are involved in setting the high-level agenda?

  5. Madge Roberts 5

    Is it right that the family home is captured under Labour’s CGT policy?

    • Anne 5.1

      No its not right Madge Roberts. Where have you been for the past year? Labour has reiterated time and time and time again:

      IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FAMILY HOME./

  6. Yay we are all go again – thanks The Standard Team and especially lprent.

    Interesting by Rebecca Gibney and good courage by her.

    Gibney finds out her great great grandfather James Way Jnr fathered 16 children but he also was involved in an unsavoury chapter of New Zealand history.

    He was part of a military invasion of the peaceful Maori settlement of Parihaka in Taranaki in the late 1800s.

    She visits the Maori descendants of that invasion and makes an emotional apology on behalf of her family.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11290526

    It is great to be able to look at history and what our ancestors did or didn’t do and from there we can heal and move on in greater understanding.

  7. Dale 7

    Well it’s so nice to read all the positive comments on a Labour site. NOT!!! Why are you acting like you have lost already? Or maybe it’s dawned on you that most working tax paying folk are very happy with the way the country is headed and don’t want more taxes and negativity. Finally expats are coming home because word has got out that NZ is the real deal great place to be. Ask your selfs when was the last time the future looked so dam good?

  8. Dale 8

    Well it’s so nice to read all the positive comments on a Labour site. NOT!!! Why are you acting like you have lost already? Or maybe it’s dawned on you that most working tax paying folk are very happy with the way the country is headed and don’t want more taxes and negativity. Finally expats are coming home because word has got out that NZ is the real deal great place to be. About time.

    • McFlock 8.1

      what Labour site are you talking about?

    • North 8.2

      The GodKey Kool Aid running down the chin….

      “….most working taxpaying ‘folk’ are very happy….”

      That’d be why this election isn’t on a knife edge then….

      I can point your blind thick being in the way of a Tea Party dear….

    • framu 8.3

      ” and don’t want more taxes and negativity.”

      gst rise and throat slitting in the house?

      your not even convincing as a trool

  9. North 9

    Herald soundbite over Simon Collins’ article – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11289902

    “NZ child poverty drops back to pre-recession levels”

    How possibly could this NOT be deliberate concealment of the true content of the latest report from the Ministry of Social Development on household incomes which the article quotes ?

    “Man feeds dog human flesh” as a report of a dogbite would be as accurate.

  10. bad12 10

    i don’t know if this will help with the ‘fix’ to whatever has the site unable to be reached via normal channels,

    Here’s the backdoor i used,

    Google up a comment you have made at the standard, ie: bad12 at the Standard,

    If the page loads look for the ‘comments RSS’, (up top over to the right),

    Left click the ‘comments RSS’ and then click on one of the comments that come up,(in blue for me), on that page….

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