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Open Mike 10/11/2016

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  1. miravox 3

    The 9th was the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. How times have changed from what that act stood for.

    • b waghorn 3.1

      we haven’t gone backwards though ,we are just going in the endless loop of the greedy grabbing as much as they can till a circuit breaker pops up and at some point a lot of killing goes on , then we start again

      • miravox 3.1.1

        Yeah, I think about it in similar terms. Hoping that the loop is less variable over time so the circuit breaker is not quite so extreme.

        But the list of troubling leaders across the globe is becoming quite alarming.

  2. Richard Rawshark 4

    I love what Trump meant, not so much the actual bloke.

    Today is the first day. pollsters media and neolib governments are finally doing some inner reflection.
    \
    Those who had no voice for so long have finally been heard over the racket of the clicky elite.

    It is a glorious day.. may the rebellion triumph of the evil empire.

    Darth Neolib has taken a hit.

    I noted the shock of the rich as they just do not get it,, it’s fucking hilarious in a you dumb sad bastards kind of way.

    Oprah Winfrey net worth 3.2 billion

    your average machine shop worker, juggling bills.

    I know who works harder, and it’s not the lady sitting on the couch.

    • The lost sheep 4.1

      You don’t get it do you Richard?
      The ‘voices’ that have just been heard have given complete control of the most powerful Country on Earth to an Uber-Capitalist 1%er and the Republican Party.

      Have a wee think about what that means?
      Do you really think Trump and the Republican’s are going to create a revolution that will harm the interests of Capitailists and the RW elite?

      • Richard Rawshark 4.1.1

        You and I have no idea, we will have to wait and see, however, telling the American manufacturing industry if they take any more of their business manufacturing to cheap labour force countries he will slap on a 35% tariff is a damn good start..

        I appreciate your outlook on things, not saying your wrong, just lets see what he does, I suspect your right, but I am waiting with an open mind for now.

      • Draco T Bastard 4.1.2

        Do you really think Trump and the Republican’s are going to create a revolution that will harm the interests of Capitailists and the RW elite?

        Nope. But, IMO, what they will do to the US and the world is what will ignite the spark that will, finally, eliminate capitalism.

        • Psycho Milt 4.1.2.1

          Communists always like it when the fascists win, because it will supposedly make people so miserable they’ll revolt. Tip: it doesn’t.

          • Draco T Bastard 4.1.2.1.1

            Always has done before. Sure, it may take a while, but it will happen.

          • Richard Rawshark 4.1.2.1.2

            PM that’s crap. taken literally it’s just total unadulterated crap.\

            Your whole statement is ..unbelievable crap.

            Yes the Germans voted in a fascist Hitler in hope they would then be so hard done by and revolt and go communist.., I see, it all makes perfect sense, how could I be so blind.

            • Psycho Milt 4.1.2.1.2.1

              How indeed? If you trouble yourself to read what happened, the German Communist Party under Thaellmann helped Hitler gain power, calling the mainstream left Social Democratic Party the “social fascists” and coining the motto “After Hitler, us,” on the basis that Hitler would create such upheaval the revolution would be more likely than under the SPD.

              To be fair, he was partly right – after Hitler did come the communists, in eastern Germany at least. It wasn’t an improvement.

              • Richard Rawshark

                At my age which judging by this knowledge you must be near too, that’s not what I learned, was this ONE communist party, because the brown shirts regularaly had fights with the communists, in fact they would go into their drinking establishments(halls) and meeting and beat the crap out of them.. were there more than one communist party?

              • Rob

                Really Psyco Milt “It wasn’t an improvement” , wow, that has to be the most serious understatement of the last centuar. So even with mass central political manipulation, control and seperation, it appears that the governing rule did not work for the populations good health and propserity in general . Who would have thunk it. My goodness.

  3. Richard Rawshark 6

    M<ore this, this morning I think, the lead singer I thought was the same guy in your music link almost same voice, though more obvious in his other songs..

    but this is how I feel.

    • inspider 6.1

      I kept looking for Stonehenge to descend or the drummer explode when I saw this lot

      • Richard Rawshark 6.1.1

        Ruby Starr, RIP, she was one of my first crushes.

        Noah hired them for entertainment on the ark, little before Stonehenge mate. 🙂

  4. DH 7

    Just when I think the NZ media has sunk to it’s lowest level I read pap like this…

    “Claire Trevett: Lesson for all parties – It pays to check the numbers”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11745293

    Note the snide remark at the end…

    “Labour’s team will be calculating likelihood ratios on a list of American-sounding surnames for phase two in its campaign to save the New Zealand first-home buyer.”

    When it comes to the media Labour seem damned if they do and damned if they don’t. When they complain about this sort of behaviour they get pilloried and if they don’t complain they still get hammered anyway.

    • ianmac 7.1

      Claire Trevett is just plain spiteful.

      • DH 7.1.1

        Yeah but that article was written by her as an employee of the Herald, I’d think she’s the monkey not the organ grinder.

    • Chuck 7.2

      Its a own goal DH…

      Trevett sums it up pretty well:

      “So the surprise was that Labour put itself in a position to be questioned over its costings at all. The whole brouhaha could have been avoided by simply including the relevant assumptions in the material distributed.”

      Had a good laugh about the American sounding surnames dig 🙂

      • DH 7.2.1

        “Had a good laugh about the American sounding surnames dig”

        Sure you did Chuck, or should I say Chuckee. Now bugger off and mind your own business.

        • Chuck 7.2.1.1

          “Sure you did Chuck, or should I say Chuckee. Now bugger off and mind your own business.”

          Yes Sir or Mama!!…how dare I interrupt your moment of denial.

      • Richard Rawshark 7.2.2

        “Trevett sums it up pretty well: ”

        That would earn you a lifetime ban in my little tiny world of little importance.

        trevett gets a whole newspaper to make her excuses and defence will she or the Herald offer the same to Andrew?

        nah didn’t think so..

        I see you avoided the part where she slapped Bennet. you really are a piece of turd Chuck up.

        • Chuck 7.2.2.1

          “I see you avoided the part where she slapped Bennet. you really are a piece of turd Chuck up.”

          Morning Richard, weren’t you banging on that the Herald never pulls up National on there stuff ups?

          How do you explain the Bennet slap then mate?

          • Richard Rawshark 7.2.2.1.1

            Got a cite, apart from her reference to some, Imaginary grilling apparently.

            and when I use the term imaginary it’s in the if any critic was made, it will have been short brief and hidden fast.. 1 article to justify 10 anti labour, and you my big runny dog shit, will just start talking absolute shite in a weak assed attempt to get a hard on for the day..

            You are the king of tools boy. Or the last turd that landed in the long drop.

            /digs are fun, fire away.

            • Chuck 7.2.2.1.1.1

              You can always be counted on for a colourful reply Richard!

              But however you are wrong.

              • Richard Rawshark

                So no cite, as usual you lay a claim and cannot back it up, with not only evidence, but good evidence or multiple cites to show any fairness whatsoever, you were also asked yesterday to prove something and you, never did, is this a regular kind of way you debate stuff.

                John keys a kiddie fiddler.., when you ask for evidence I shall never reply.

                and i’m hurt, I gave you a good lead in to a dig back and you passed, that hurts me more, you know!!!

            • james 7.2.2.1.1.2

              Love how you ask for a citation – but when you get asked to cite something you commented on – you had to admit you made it up (poll results).

              • Richard Rawshark

                A … …… can’t be arse James, you argue like a 2 year old, you knew I made those up, are you now going to use a made up poll I stated clearly I made up to trick you and then claim I was being truthful and got caught making things up..

                That’s a new height of stupid right there, all of 2 microns in statute.

                quite, childish, even for you kid.

                Ok LOL I remember it now, bleating on about polls when the RM poll came out, slagging labour off for polling 35 I think it was, so I got fucked off and went there’s a new poll out, National are the 31% and you dropped your jaw and got all what really…shock horror.

                and you all wanted cites(well you and PR)

                oH yes that was an awesum burn..

      • framu 7.2.3

        trevett is openly partisan – it doesnt matter what labour does or doesnt do

        shes not making any actual comment other than “im anti labour, regardless”

    • Richard Rawshark 7.3

      I wrote back in the reply part asking if she will extend the curtesy of reply to Andrew, I would hope others can support me by going to the Herald, reading Clare’s piece and ask her the same, if you agree he should be allowed to explain.

      The points I noticed, she distances herself from it, and she was directly involved, and does not name the reporter.. It a butt cover job IMHO.

      here’s the link again

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11745293

      • DH 7.3.1

        IMO you’re wasting your time there Richard. You’re not talking to Trevett when you write in, you’re talking to the Herald. Online comments to opinion pieces go to a moderator who presumably acts under instructions as to what gets posted, when and in what order.

        When the comments are vociferous in defence of Labour the Herald has had a practice of waiting for days before they post the comments, if they post them at all. By then the article will have fallen way down the list and no-one will see or read the replies except those who made them.

        • Richard Rawshark 7.3.1.1

          I know DH

          And now they want everyone to see it, as they have put a MUST READ on it.

          Clare’s not happy she’s thrown any criticism outwards and deflected it externally, her integrity was questioned and she cannot look inwards at her shortcomings, she will be ten times worse now, than we ever imagined.

          i’d almost put out and declare that as fact, well 85% chance to be what happens.

          • DH 7.3.1.1.1

            I’m more inclined to thinking she just does what she’s told. It’s labelled an opinion piece but one has to ask whether it’s her opinion or her bosses. Herald employees don’t exactly have the freedom to say what they like in the Herald, I’d expect her articles to be vetted by more senior editors and printed only when they meet approval.

            I think there’s also a power play; the mainstream media trying to tell politicians who’s really in charge. The message there is that if they criticise the media then the media has the means to destroy their political careers.

  5. Kevin 8

    The good news just keeps coming.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/us-election-2016/86302417/us-election-vladimir-putin-says-russia-will-try-to-repair-ties-with-us-under-donald-trump

    Pretty sure that speech would have been completely different had Clinton won.

  6. gsays 9

    is vicky letele still in prison?
    if so, why?

    is that the sound of a heartless justice minister, being reluctantly dragged to a compassionate position?

  7. Richard Rawshark 10

    anyone checked on Farrar this morning… how’s his.. polling going.

    I get the feeling the US ambassador won’t be inviting him, to any more functions.

    • Richard Rawshark 12.1

      When I see that I feel like getting out the baseball bat and clubbing me some skinheads.. grrr

      • Morrissey 12.1.1

        Not a recommended course of action, Richard! They can get really ugly….

        • Richard Rawshark 12.1.1.1

          They already are, rearranging their faces will make them more, publically appealing.

        • Richard Rawshark 12.1.1.2

          Don’t like racists M , sorry about the threatening language it was a joke, of sorts, or wishful thinking.

  8. Olwyn 13

    To a moderator: I am going into automatic moderation whether I am logged in or not. For a while my comments went through OK if I was logged in, but that is no longer the case.

    [Thanks Olwyn. It’s been happening to a few people. I’ll drop a note in the back end – weka]

    • Olwyn 13.1

      Thanks Weka 🙂 And thanks also for your excellent organisation of US election commentary.

      • Molly 13.1.1

        Weka – thanks from me too, for your moderation skill and the idea and implementation of the separate US election post.

  9. Molly 14

    V8 supercars are starting their “Feed Me Seymour” bleat to get more funding from ATEED.

    About time we stopped subsidising this fossil-fuelled sport with ratepayers money.

    (Actually, ’bout time we stopped it altogether).

    • Richard Rawshark 14.1

      They burn alcohol in race cars I thought? Drags they do.

      If not, I like motor sports, rallying etc, they should if they don’t.

      There more than one road to travel to get to your destination, the quickest route is not always the best.

      • Molly 14.1.1

        I’m not much of a petrolhead Richard, so I’ll make the assumption that you are right.

        IIRC – $10-14 million so far from ATEED, and a couple of million from Stephen Joyce. The initial payments were approved during closed meetings and without meeting council guidelines for investment.

        This is not pocket change, and could be spent actually providing for a larger group than a private company, whose primary reason is not social or progressive for society in any way.

        The government financial encouragement of this sport – to me – is not a move in the right direction.

        This is low-hanging fruit – in the discussion of transition – and we are still not picking it.

        • Richard Rawshark 14.1.1.1

          Oh , not on tax payer money, not for petrol heads, and i’m not one. Just an average male who had a beat up old valiant as a kid, and thought he was shit hot. 🙂

          I was just pointing out as an ecological things they could use alcohols.

          No Joyce can keep his cheque book firmly where it is until I see everyone warm dry and with a roof over their head, a good job if they wish and a take home pay worthy of the effort they put in.

          Not much, I have a dream.. and giving money to rich pricks with million dollar sports cars isn’t one of them.

  10. Richard Rawshark 16

    Why we get a bad name, we say things like ban this ban that in some stupid ecological over the top manner..

    If we ban everything that’s bad..we should just nuke the planet and be done with it.

    How about less, god dang over the top bullshit ourselves huh.

  11. Richard Rawshark 17

    Well since everyone’s thanking Weka for his efforts over the last few days I just thought i’d pipe in and thank him as well

    For yelling at me for not using the reply button and, picking on me and my weight constantly, the four donuts I left in the staff fridge he swiped, and for syphoning my car so he could get to last orders at the pub.

    Weka YOU …, suck.

    Or as translated from Albanian Good job .. Budalah

    🙂

    • Richard Rawshark 17.1

      then finds out Weka is a lady, re reads this..

      err.

      please ignore the hims and the suck bit.

      But still 4 donuts!!

  12. Richard Rawshark 18

    The ultimate horror, John Key calling on Murray McCully to urgently advise him on how to deal with the TPP and Trump.

  13. Richard Rawshark 19

    More bad news i’m afraid

    This folks is your future tv3 entertainment for the coming year, and I think I lost 10 IQ points just reading the list.

    7 Days: The comedy show that delivers TV3’s biggest ratings is back for a 9th year. Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood and Paul Ego will be back on Friday nights, alongside a line-up of NZ’s biggest comedians.

    Jono and Ben: With more pranks, laughs and great guests, Jono and Ben (and friends) will be back for an hour-long weekly show.

    Family Feud: Hosted by Dai Henwood, Family Feud features Kiwi families competing for the chance to win cash and prizes by guessing the most popular answers.

    Westside: The West family saga continues. In this third season, Ted and Rita West return and Wolf meets a young Cheryl.

    Grand Designs New Zealand: Host Chris Moller follows Kiwis in their pursuit of extravagant dream homes and architectural brilliance.

    Lost & Found: The emotional local series returns, reuniting families and uncovering cultural identities.

    Fail Army: Presented by Kiwi comedians Joseph Moore and Guy Montgomery, Fail Army features pranks and compilations of the web’s best fails.

    TV3 will also be bringing back some international favourites, including:

    The Block Australia: Back for a 12th series with the biggest renovation ever attempted. Five couples will try to convert an old soap factory in the Port of Melbourne into five supersized luxury apartments.

    The Graham Norton Show: From his couch to yours, every Friday night with A-list celebrity guests and some funny red chair moments.

    Humans: In a future where robots have become normalised, this thriller explores the unintended consequences of a series of robots who have obtained consciousness.

    Grand Designs UK: Grand Designs UK sees host Kevin McCloud follow self-builders in search of outstanding architecture.

    Live at the Apollo: Some of the best UK comedians performing live at London’s Hammersmith Apollo theatre.

    SVU: The New York Special Victims Unit continues to take on the toughest crimes, in a hard-hitting and emotional drama.

    NCIS: America’s number one rating drama is back for another season of all new crimes and cases for the NCIS team to solve.

    NCIS: LA: The successful spin-off of NCIS starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.
    The Blacklist: James Spader stars as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, a most-wanted fugitive who works with the FBI to take down criminals and terrorists.

    Married At First Sight Australia: The controversial social experiment gets supersized in this season, with ten couples meeting at the altar on their wedding day.

    Wanted: The second instalment of this event drama finds Rebecca Gibney on the run in our very own backyard.

    Chicago Med: The show features the day-to-day chaos of Chicago’s newest state-of-the-art trauma centre and the lives of the doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.

    Hawaii Five-O: Follows the detectives who are part of an elite task force working to eliminate crime on the beaches of the Aloha state.

    Beach Cops: This observational series follows the cops who operate along Sydney’s Northern beaches.

    New TV3 shows announced today include:

    Hyde & Seek: This trans-Tasman thriller tells the story of Detective Gary Hyde who, while investigating the murder of his best friend, uncovers a criminal conspiracy which leads to a man-hunt across Australia and New Zealand.

    This Time Next Year: In a TV first, this series delivers an array of real-life transformations that have taken twelve months for the participants, but are revealed in an instant for the studio audience – from losing half their body weight, to finding love or even becoming a parent.

    Hamish & Andy: The radio and TV funny men return to TV3’s screens with an all-new format.

    The New Celebrity Apprentice: Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over the Boardroom when 16 celebrities compete for their favourite charities. Advising Schwarzenegger will be world-class business minds, including Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba and Warren

  14. Richard Rawshark 20

    I accuse this government of failing to hold up to it’s social responsibilities

    If this doesn’t upset you, there is something wrong with you.

    “A new report has revealed more than 500 patients suffered from medical failures in the 12 months to June – including a delayed caesarean delivery, which contributed to a baby’s death.”

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/health/medical-failures-top-500-in-a-year—report-2016111011

    • greywarshark 20.1

      A significant number of people have gone blind while waiting for necessary eye surgery that would probably have enabled them to retain some vision. Forgotten where but its a serious blow to go blind halfway through life and have to adapt to that.

      • Richard Rawshark 20.1.1

        Mate, I seriously consider a big post on it and the state of the health system.

        My eyes can’t see anything clearly, I am getting no mental health support for my bi-polar, everytime I go to the dr’s they give me a few minutes cover one thing and move on to the next person cha ching, I now have multiple issues compounding my health and I cannot at all get any time to get through it, I even booked a double appointment once, still multiple health problems.

        I expect the CAT team out today.. I saw the Dr last night he freaked out, never got past anything else wrong atm. I had a full on episode on Tuesday I think, it was hazy, but what I did..wow. If I told you, you would be horrified, but I have no sense of reality in those moments.

        When the CAT team arrives, I am making a stand, you may see me on the news.

        • greywarshark 20.1.1.1

          Richard Rawshark
          I hope you are back to being level-headed at the moment. If you write down all your problems while you are able to think straight and put the numbered list where you can get it when you go to see the doc you might be able to get better attention. And prioritise with the most pressing problem at the top. And take a copy so you know what you wrote and can tick off things as they get attended to.
          Have you an idea of what help would be most useful to you? All the best. And remember the doc is probably doing his or her best. Try thanking them and saying you will try the advice, and let them know if it isn’t working so you can do something else.

  15. Herodotus 21

    reserve bank lowers the OCR for what ??
    Morgages are not being reduced or effects on the NZ$
    http://ssl-www.stuff.co.nz/business/86304743/Reserve-Bank-cuts-OCR-to-new-low-but-no-change-for-borrowers
    Within minutes of the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates the BNZ contacted media to warn that none of the cuts would be reflected in the rates it offered customers.
    Despite being motivated by a belief from the Reserve Bank that the dollar needs to be weakened, the markets reacted by pushing up the kiwi dollar by around half a cent against the US dollar.

  16. Puckish Rogue 22

    http://www.unwatch.org/report-venezuela-used-500-front-groups-subvert-todays-un-review-rights-record/

    “Among the 500 groups absurdly praising Venezuela’s alleged human rights accomplishments include the Bolivian Baseball Association, the Cuban Federation of Canine Sports, and the ‘Association for Obvious Things,’ a group in Slovenia that hailed Venezuela’s record on combating hunger,” said the UN Watch report.

    “Association for Obvious Things” – Brilliant 🙂

  17. greywarshark 23

    On a British newspaper in the supermarket. An attractive woman Priti Patel
    is announcing that much of the foreign aid given to Third World Countries is being rorted and She Is Going to Sort Them Out. She also pushed Brexit – wants to link aid to encouraging trade. That would be good if Britain would take goods made by villages as they try to earn to improve their infrastructure. But is that too practical and grassroots.

    The ten most corrupt countries are all going to receive large cuts except North Korea, which got nothing anyway. But most of the countries are ones that have been at war.
    Perhaps they could do with some more practical help than they have been getting at triple the value to the people. Going from 2.7 billion pounds to about 400 million pounds in a year.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/13/priti-patel-sets-out-new-vision-to-stop-international-aid-budget/

  18. weka 24

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • Humans have dealt with plenty of climate variability
    Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz How much climate variability have humans dealt with since we ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 day ago
  • Indigenous perspectives on unrestricted access to genomic data
    By Genomics Aotearoa researcher Maui Hudson, University of Waikato It is vital that genomics research respects genomic data and genetic heritage from indigenous communities. Genomics research is a rapidly growing field of study, and there is a strong push to make the huge amount of data being produced open ...
    SciBlogsBy Genomics Aotearoa
    1 day ago
  • Terrible luck: lockdowns on learning and youth job prospects
    What is bad luck? Bad luck is spilling spaghetti sauce down your shirt right before an important meeting. When the person in front of you gets the last seat on the bus, that’s bad luck. Bad luck is when it’s sunny outside, so you leave the house without a coat, ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 day ago
  • Ian Powell: Does private healthcare threaten public healthcare in New Zealand?
    Is the private health system impacting negatively on the public health system? Health commentator Ian Powell evaluates a recent NZ Herald article by Natalie Akoorie (“Public v private healthcare: Moonlighting, skimming, duplication – should NZ do better”), and looks at how the dual system works, and concludes that the answer ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    2 days ago
  • A rabbit-hole election debate: So do you want more avocado orchards?
    We live in strange and unusual times. It’s been a century since we’ve endured a global pandemic like this, more than half a century since we’ve had economic woes like this. So maybe we got an opening election debate for the times - because that was a strange and unusual ...
    PunditBy Tim Watkin
    2 days ago
  • LIVE: Jacinda Ardern vs. Judith Collins, First Debate
    Tonight, The Civilian will be live-blogging the first of too many debates between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins, and also the last fifteen minutes of the news. Be sure to tune in from 6:45pm for regular updates, which can be accessed by refreshing this page ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 days ago
  • Hundreds of Aucklanders arrested after illegal mass gathering on Harbour Bridge
    An enormous drive-in party, shown here, was held this morning on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, where police were forced to intervene. Hundreds of Aucklanders were arrested this morning on public health grounds, after an apparent illegal mass gathering on the city’s Harbour Bridge. Police say hundreds of Aucklanders gathered in their ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 days ago
  • The Looming Fight.
    Social Distancing Be Damned - It's Jacinda! Shortly after ascending to Labour’s leadership, Jacinda described herself as a “pragmatic idealist”. It was an inspired oxymoron – packing into just two words the essence of the social-democrat’s dilemma. It was good to know that she knew what lay ahead of her. ...
    2 days ago
  • Climate Change: Moving faster
    Back in 2017, the UK announced that it would ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2040. Its a basic climate change measure, aimed at reducing emissions by shifting the vehicle fleet to cleaner technologies. Now, in the wake of the pandemic, they're planning to bring it forward ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 days ago
  • The Australian courts have had enough of refugee detention
    For the past decade, Australia has had a racist, anti-refugee policy. Those claiming refugee status are imprisoned without trial and left to rot in the hope they would "voluntarily" return to be tortured and murdered. When the courts have granted them visas, the government has immediately revoked them on racial ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 days ago
  • Friction and the Anti-lock Braking System
    Yesterday afternoon I had to call on my car’s anti-lock braking system (ABS). For reasons best known to its driver, a car pulled out of a side road right in front of me while I was driving home after work, and I needed to stop in a hurry. I rather ...
    SciBlogsBy Marcus Wilson
    2 days ago
  • The Inside Word: New Zealand Quarantine
    There are a fair few misconceptions about conditions within New Zealand’s Quarantine Hotels. Madeline Grant’s misplaced accusations being one prominent example, though she is not alone. Today, I thought I’d share the inside word, so to speak. A friend of mine has recently returned to New Zealand from overseas, and ...
    2 days ago
  • Hard News: ASA: Let’s not talk about this
    Last week, major newspapers carried a full-page ad as part of the campaign for a "No" vote to the referendum question about supporting the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. The ad was authorised by the SAM NZ Coalition, which takes its name from a controversial American anti-cannabis group and includes ...
    2 days ago
  • This is not kind
    New Zealand has a serious homelessness problem, due to skyrocketing rents and a lack of state houses. One of the ways we stick a band-aid on it is to put people up in motels. Previously, they were charged full commercial rates, saddled with odious debt due to the government's failure ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 days ago
  • Wokies are the establishment
    by Ani O’Brien In the absence of a better word with which to refer to the rabid activists who claim progressivism while demanding adherence to an increasingly prescriptive set of political beliefs, I call them “woke”. With its roots in Black American slang, the term originally denoted a person or ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    3 days ago
  • How to strengthen the post-isolation Covid rules
    Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health reported a case of Covid-19 in Auckland that is not related to the current Auckland cluster. Before we start to panic, here’s how I think the case happened and how we can strengthen our current border controls. The new Covid-19 case is someone ...
    SciBlogsBy Siouxsie Wiles
    3 days ago
  • Neuralink and You: A Human-AI Symbiosis
    Becky Casale Elon Musk reckons his Neuralink brain implant is much more than a medical device–that one day it will drive a symbiosis between humans and artificial intelligence. “Good morning! I’m Dr Benedict Egg and I’ll be supervising your Neuralink insertion today. Do you have any questions?” “Yes, Doc. ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    3 days ago
  • Liam Hehir: Our obsession with American politics
    Many New Zealanders take a strong interest in US politics, with the death of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg being the latest example. Liam Hehir wonders if it very wise for New Zealanders to get so worked about it.   Many politically engaged New Zealanders are now furiously ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    3 days ago
  • COVID: Back to Level 1
    After stamping the Coronavirus out via strict lockdown between March and May, New Zealand went through a good three months without any community cases. Then a local outbreak in Auckland rather buggered things up last month. Auckland’s been in level 3 and level 2.5 for the past six weeks. ...
    3 days ago
  • Climate Change: Climate injustice
    Who's causing our skyrocketing emissions? As with most of our other problems, It's the rich: The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • Good riddance
    The border closure and resulting lack of foreign slave-workers is driving the fishing industry out of business: One fishing company is effectively out of business while others are bracing for large financial hits as the deepwater New Zealand industry, unable to get skilled foreign workers into the country, have ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #38
    Story of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Review... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week... Story of the Week... The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by ...
    3 days ago
  • Anyone for Collins?
    In the absence of national public opinion polls, we have had to make do in recent weeks with other guides to voter intentions. Those guides, such as the Auckland Central poll, the incidence of google enquiries and the responses to Vote Compass questions, have suggested, not unexpectedly, that Labour is ...
    Bryan GouldBy Bryan Gould
    4 days ago
  • Crusher’s fiscal malfunction
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    4 days ago
  • Much of the commentariat’s reporting of the most recent GDP figure was misleading and unhelpful. The prize for the stupidest remark about the GDP figure for second quarter 2020 (2020Q2) released on Thursday (17 Sept) goes to Judith Collins, whose response to Grant Robertson’s comments indicated she did not ...
    PunditBy Brian Easton
    4 days ago
  • Love and Hate as Complementary Revolutionary Acts
    by Gearóid Ó Loingsigh goloing@gmail.com (19/09/2020) Che Guevara said that a true revolutionary is motivated by love i.e. love of the oppressed, the poor, the children dying from preventable illnesses. This phrase of his is true but has been used by reformists and their more hippy wing have taken advantage ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    4 days ago
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #38
    A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 through Sat, Sep 19, 2020 Editor's Choice Get to Net-Zero by Mid-Century? Even Some Global Oil and Gas Giants Think it Can Be Done A report by a ...
    5 days ago
  • Tax cuts for all!!! (except you, you, and you)
    With the National Party this week announcing a new policy of tax cuts to spice up the election campagin. MyThinks went along to the launch and afterwards we spoke to the party’s finance spokesperson Paul “Golden Touch” Goldsmith. MT: Thanks for speaking to us Mr Goldsmith. PG: No. Thank you. ...
    My ThinksBy boonman
    6 days ago
  • Great Waves Washing Over New Zealand
    Always to islanders danger Is what comes over the seas ‘Landfall in Unknown Seas’ (Allen Curnow)Six economic issues external to New Zealand, which will greatly impact upon us. 1.         The Diminishing Global Dominance of the US. Since 1941 America has dominated the world economically and politically. Probably it could ...
    PunditBy Brian Easton
    6 days ago
  • New Zealand has role to play in resolving crisis on ‘geopolitical fault line’, Helen Clark says
    By Geoffrey Miller New Zealand should continue to champion human rights in Belarus amidst an ongoing crackdown on protests by the country’s regime, former Prime Minister Helen Clark says. Protests in the country often referred to as ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ erupted after the country’s disputed presidential elections on August 9 ...
    Democracy ProjectBy Geoffrey Miller
    6 days ago
  • Euthanasia referendum: How to cut through the emotions
    Jacqui Maguire, registered clinical psychologist This podcast episode highlights how difficult it is to have effective conversations about euthanasia due to how polarised people’s views are. I’m a clinical psychologist, with a passion for science communication. In early 2020 I founded the podcast Mind Brew, with an aim to make psychological ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    6 days ago
  • Why we need cameras on boats
    In case anyone needed further convincing, there's another example today of why we need cameras on fishing boats: reported seabird bycatch doubled during a camera trial: Commercial fishers operating off Auckland's coast around vulnerable seabirds are twice as likely to report accidentally capturing them when cameras are on ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Graham Adams: The religious right’s campaign to spike the euthanasia referendum
    In the leadup to the euthanasia referendum, an array of conservative Christian political organisations is running an expensive campaign to sow doubt about the safety of assisted dying. Graham Adams argues that these religious forces know that Christian arguments aren’t convincing the public, but that it is in the public ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    6 days ago
  • Opportunistic looting
    The National Party has spent the last six months acting horrified at the cost of supporting people through the pandemic and banging on about how the debt must be repaid. So what was their economic policy released today? Massive tax-cuts for the rich, of course! National has walked back ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Uncomfortable Choices.
    Dangerous Times: This will be the choice confronting those coming of age in the 2020s. Embrace Neoliberalism’s belief in racial and sexual equality; adopt its secular and scientific world view; and cultivate the technocratic, multicultural, global outlook required of those who keep the machinery of hyper-capitalism humming. Or, throw your ...
    6 days ago
  • Tony Burton: Covid and benefit payments
    It would be a great time to reform the benefit system, according to former Deputy Chief Economic Advisor at the Treasury, Tony Burton. He argues the complexity of benefit system means that it’s failing to achieve its difficult three core objectives, which form an “iron triangle”.   New Zealand’s benefit ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    6 days ago
  • Talking tax: How to win support for taxing wealth
    Tax Justice UK, September 2020 Serious tax reform is on the political agenda for the first time in decades due to the coronavirus crisis. As this debate hots up it is important to understand what people think about public spending, wealth and tax. Tax Justice UK, along with Survation and ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
    7 days ago
  • Getting Tough.
    Not Mucking Around: With upwards of 800 dead from the virus’s resurgence in the Australian state of Victoria, leniency is not on Premier Daniel Andrews’ agenda. The Victorian Police are cracking down hard on the protesters the Australian press has labelled "Covidiots".IMAGES OF POLICE, some in riot gear, others on ...
    7 days ago
  • Media Link: Nuclear strategy, then and now.
    Although I had the fortune of being a graduate student of some of the foremost US nuclear strategists of the day (1970s) and later rubbed shoulders with Air Force and Naval officers who were entrusted with parts of the US nuclear arsenal, I seldom get to write or speak about ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    1 week ago
  • The Chinese List.
    News that Zhenhua Data, an arm of China Zhenhua Electronics Group, a subsidiary of the military-connected China Electronic Information Industry Group (CETC), maintains a list of 800 New Zealanders on a “Overseas Key Information Database” that contains personal information on more than 2.4 million foreign individuals, has caused some consternation ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    1 week ago
  • Things that grow fast, and things that surprise us
    Marie Becdelievre January 2020. The number of news article mentioning coronavirus exploded and anxious voices whispered about a global pandemic. Whisper? To me, it was only a whisper. I tend to learn about the world through non-fiction books, conferences, and academic research rather than news and social media, so ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #37, 2020
    2,082,476,000,000,000 Viability of greenhouse gas removal via the artificial addition of volcanic ash to the ocean  (not open access, unfortunately) walks us through the numbers on a particular means of CO2 removal, addition of volcanic tephra to the ocean. The mechanism is straight chemistry and the cost is fully an order of ...
    1 week ago
  • Barbados to become a republic
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Party Like It’s 1989: Bait and Switch is a Bad Look, Mr Hipkins
    At the 2017 election, the New Zealand Labour Party promised a Fees Free Policy for tertiary students. Basically, it would make the first year of university education free in 2018, with a second year in 2021, and a third in 2024. It also promised to restore Post-Graduate access to the ...
    1 week ago
  • Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?
    Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz What is the impact of temperature increases in the tropics? ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • A first-hand look: What it’s like to live in a 2020 California wildfire evacuation zone
    This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Daisy Simmons It felt like 100 degrees in my in-laws’ Grass Valley, California, kitchen, but at least the lights were on and for the moment we were safely “distanced” from the Jones Fire. We’d just finished dessert, after pizza and a movie ...
    1 week ago
  • COVID-19 is not the only infectious disease New Zealand wants to eliminate, and genome sequencing is...
    Nigel French, Massey University Genome sequencing — the mapping of the genetic sequences of an organism — has helped track the spread of COVID-19 cases in Auckland, but it also plays an important role in the control of other infectious diseases in New Zealand. One example is Mycoplasma bovis, a ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • A flaw in our electoral transparency regime
    A key part of our electoral funding regime is a requirement for some transparency around donations, on the basis that if we can find out who has bought our politicians (typically after we have voted for them) then everything is alright. There are a lot of problems with that regime ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Don’t Steal This Book
    On “In Defense of Looting” Matt Taibibi takes an entertaining look at this generation of woke activists and how they compare with Abbie Hoffman the iconic anti-Vietnam war counter-culture figure of the 1960s On Thursday, August 27th, the same day Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination, National Public Radio ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Carbon prices must rise
    When Parliament introduced the Emissions Trading Scheme, it was worried that carbon prices might get too high. So it introduced a "fixed price option", allowing polluters to pay the government $25 in the place of surrendering credits. The result was predictable: after we were thrown out of international carbon markets ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Disclosure
    The government will finally be requiring large New Zealand companies to disclose their climate change risks: New Zealand finance companies will be made to report on climate change risk, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced. The policy will force around 200 large financial organisations in New Zealand to ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Tackling the hard issues – trust and relationships
    By Claire Grant, Genomics Aotearoa Communications Manager Community consultation is becoming an increasingly important aspect of research programmes in New Zealand, and with that comes the art of relationship building. Engagement between scientists and user-groups is certainly nothing new. But as stakeholder involvement becomes more of a requirement for science, ...
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    1 week ago
  • Equality Network – September Newsletter
    Read the Equality Network newsletter here ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
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  • The Left’s Lost Allies.
    Rebels In A Wrong Cause: The truly frightening thing about Jami-Lee Ross’s and Billy Te Kahika’s success in persuading thousands of New Zealanders that Covid-19 is just another trick, just another way of stealing away their power, is realising just how many of them once marched at the Left’s side. ...
    1 week ago
  • Legal Beagle: Low-Hanging Fruit
    In a couple of months, the 53rd Parliament will meet in Wellington, and approximately 120 MPs will be sworn in, many of them for the first time.They will all have political goals, some aligning with their party platforms, some not, some complex, and some simple, but they will gain one ...
    1 week ago
  • Closing the Gap thinks that Labour’s proposal to raise the top tax rate is great but………
    Media Statement For Immediate Release 10th September 2020 The income and wealth inequality lobby group, “Closing the Gap” thinks the Labour proposal a great start says Peter Malcolm, a spokesperson for the group. But they need to be aware of what many of the rich do and of what do ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: No nonsense
    ACT is pushing a "no-nonsense climate change plan". What does it involve? Repealing the Zero Carbon Act and Emissions Trading Scheme, reversing the fossil-fuel exploration ban, and allowing mining on conservation land. In other words, repealing any policy which might actually reduce emissions. Which is the very definition of nonsensical. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • My Climate Story: Coming full Circle
    This blog post is a follow up to my recap of Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Training I recently participated in. One of the exercises we were asked to complete was to write about our respective "Climate Story". This is a slightly updated version to the one I had submitted during ...
    1 week ago
  • A bill to criminalise wage theft
    Wage theft is a problem in New Zealand, with a widespread practice of forcing employees to work without pay, and regular cases of underpayment and exploitation. One reason why its such a widespread problem is impunity: rather than a crime, wage theft is merely a tort, dealt with by the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago

  • Primary sector exports and jobs up again
    Primary sector exports and jobs are up again, demonstrating the sector’s underlying strength amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and US-China trade war, and supporting New Zealand’s economic recovery. Stats NZ today reported New Zealand’s merchandise exports in August were up 8.6% on a year ago, driven by an increase in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Clean energy future for more schools
    Schools across Aotearoa New Zealand will be supported by the Government to upgrade to run on clean energy, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. The Minister has allocated $50 million from the Clean Powered Public Service Fund to replace, or convert, coal boilers in schools with clean ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Building business strength with digital tools
    New training and tools for digital commerce will give small businesses, especially in the tourism sector, the support they need to adapt and innovate in a COVID world. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash have announced details of how $20 million digital capability funding set aside ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • New pest lures to protect nature
    The Department of Conservation (DOC) is investing $1.4 million to develop new predator lures that would be game-changers for trapping and surveillance towards a predator-free Aotearoa, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage, announced in Christchurch today. The proposal is to develop long-life lures attractive to a range of predators—rats, mustelids ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • Support for innovative Pacific education responses to COVID-19 needs
    Supporting new and creative Pacific education practices as part of our COVID-19 response and recovery is the focus of a new $28.5 million Pacific Education Innovation Fund announced today by Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa.  “There is already an incredible amount of innovative and creative work going on in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Eligibility expanded for COVID-19 leave support
    The expanded scheme will cover: People who have COVID-19 like symptoms and meet the Ministry of Health’s criteria, and need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. People who are directed to self-isolate by a Medical Officer of Health or their delegate or on advice of their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Seasonal work visa available to more people
    The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment. “Two key sectors we are moving to help are horticulture and wine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More border exceptions for critical roles
    The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators. “Tight border restrictions remain the backbone of the Government’s border strategy to protect New Zealand against COVID-19 and ensure New Zealand citizens and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Crown will not appeal Dodds v Southern Response decision
    The Crown will not appeal the Court of Appeal decision in the Dodds v Southern Response case, Grant Robertson announced today. “Southern Response will be paying the damages awarded by the Court to Mr and Mrs Dodds shortly. The Crown was already meeting their legal costs for this appeal. “The ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Crucial PGF investments for Northland
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing nearly $30 million in a diverse range of projects that will create immediate and long-term jobs and lift economic and social outcomes for Northland and its people. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones made the announcement today in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • $27million investment in global vaccine facility
    The Coalition Government has committed to invest $27 million in COVID-19 vaccine development through the global COVAX Facility, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today. “The COVAX Facility is a key part of our COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy to obtain safe and effective vaccines. It allows us to invest in a high-quality, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government backing Māori landowners
    The Government will provide up to $1.69 million through the One Billion Trees programme to Māori landowners to make their whenua more productive through the planting of forests, both native and exotic, and improve economic and environmental outcomes, Forestry Minister Shane Jones has announced. “Around 1.5 million ha of land ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New tools to make nature more accessible
    People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today. The Halberg Foundation, Sensibel, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have launched Accessibel, a new tool which helps ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • PGF makes Māori history more accessible
    One of the most significant battle sites of the 1860s Land Wars will receive $2.96 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to improve the site and help tell the New Zealand story to visitors, Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. Nanaia Mahuta ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Making it official: The journey of te reo Māori | Kia whakapūmautia: Ngā piki me ngā heke o te r...
    The journey towards recognising Māori as an official language and taonga has been captured as a web series and launched today during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, announced Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “Te reo Māori is a living language, and understanding its significance, and pathways to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Better-than-forecast GDP reflects decision to protect New Zealand
    Today’s better-than-forecast GDP figures show the expected impact of the decision to act quickly to protect New Zealanders from the global COVID-19 pandemic. GDP fell 12.2% in the June quarter from March, reflecting decisions to close New Zealand’s borders and enter Alert Level 4. “This result was better than the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Boost for COVID-19 related Pacific education needs
    The Government is investing $39.7 Million over four years to support the educational needs of Pacific learners and families in the regions hardest hit by COVID-19, with Auckland getting an immediate boost, Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa says.   “Like all New Zealanders Pacific families want learners to do well ...
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    1 week ago
  • More resources for kiwi conservation
    New Zealand’s goal of 100,000 kiwi by 2030 is being helped by an extra $19.7 million in funding to accelerate iwi and community efforts to protect kiwi, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced. “$19.7 million of Jobs for Nature funding is being invested in kiwi conservation activities including increased predator ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Improving access to affordable electricity
    Ensuring New Zealanders can get the best deal on their electricity takes a step in the right direction today with the South Island launch of the EnergyMate pilot run by the Electricity Retailers’ Association, says Minister of Energy and Resources, Dr Megan Woods. EnergyMate is an industry-led programme providing coaching ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government achieves 50 percent women on state boards
    Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Government has reached its target of 50 percent on women on state sector board and committees – setting a new record level of women on state sector boards. “This Government is committed to having more women in leadership roles - ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Record transport investment to help economic recovery and save lives
    Transport Minister Phil Twyford released today the final Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2021 which outlines the planned $48 billion investment in services and infrastructure over the next decade. “The final GPS supports our Government’s five-point plan for economic recovery by confirming our record investments in transport infrastructure ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Advancing clean energy technology
    Three ambitious and cutting-edge research programmes that will lift New Zealand’s advanced energy technology research capability over seven years, have been supported by Government today, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods. The projects will each receive a share of $40.7 million investment from the Strategic Science Investment Fund. ...
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    1 week ago
  • Major milestone reached in Pike River Re-entry
    The critical area for forensic examination known as Pit Bottom in Stone has been reached in what is a major milestone for the Pike River re-entry project, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little announced. “The infrastructure located in Pit Bottom in Stone is of very significant interest in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Economic recovery guides Govt response to retirement income policy review
    The Government is working on how New Zealand’s retirement income policies and settings can best support Kiwis in light of the COVID-19 economic recovery, with the help of the Retirement Commissioner’s latest review, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said. “The Retirement Commissioner’s three-yearly review into New Zealand’s retirement ...
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