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Open mike 22/12/2019

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  1. dv 1

    GEEZ Some aussies!!!

    They need to look out their window!!!

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12295998

    "Tens of thousands of Aussies are lapping up a "ridiculous" conspiracy theory — that climate change is a United Nations-led hoax to aggressively depopulate the world.

    Social media platforms are being used to push the theory, known as Agenda 21, and, in the past four weeks alone, hundreds of Australians have engaged in posts about it.

    The bulk of Agenda 21 conversations are on mainstream platforms Twitter and Facebook — where tens of thousands of Aussies have liked and followed Australian-based pages dedicated to the conspiracy.

    • Andre 1.1

      Sadly, several commenters have seen fit to post Agenda 21 fruitloopery on this site. Fortunately the pushback is usually swift and firm.

      • Sacha 1.1.1

        Also popular amongst some of the anti-cycling nutters of Westmere. Foil-lined cowboy hats.

      • Bazza64 1.1.2

        When @One Two’s 3 month ban is lifted he will be back to enlighten us about Agenda 21. I have to say I miss his unintended funny posts (if you can call them that)

        • Andre 1.1.2.1

          I don't think One Two has identified their gender here. If I had to guess from the content of their comments, I'd be more likely to guess she than he.

          I did a quick search for "Agenda 21" on this site and One Two didn't appear in the results. But maybe they just haven't got around to it yet.

          And yeah, their posts are funny. Until they get to the point of where they might contribute to causing actual harm to vulnerable people.

        • Incognito 1.1.2.2

          FYI, bans are not lifted as such because they tend to be for fixed period only with the obvious exception of permanent bans (although a general amnesty has been done here before; the usual suspects usually cop a fresh ban very quickly as the suckers can’t help themselves). Under exceptional circumstances, a ban is lifted or shortened; all this generates more work for Moderators. The commenter in question is currently not banned.

    • Grafton Gully 1.2

      Cool stuff !!! Goes with Area 51 and Room 401 probably heaps more too – reveals something about the standard caucasian brain programme ?

  2. pat 2

    Wolf begins his remedy article:

    “ ‘It is clear then that . . . those states in which the middle element is large, and stronger if possible than the other two [wealthy and poor] together, or at any rate stronger than either of them alone, have every chance of having a well-run constitution.’ Thus did Aristotle summarise his analysis of the Greek city states. The stability of what we would now call constitutional democracy depended on the size of its middle class. It is no accident that the US and UK, long-stable democracies today succumbing to demagogy, are the most unequal of the western high-income countries. Aristotle, we are learning, was right.”

    A chart accompanying the article shows the five most unequal economies in the world (in terms of disposable income after taxes and cash transfers). They are, in order, the US, South Korea, the UK, New Zealand and Spain. Ours is the best functioning of those five democracies. But rising tensions will sorely test us in our general election next year."

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/12/22/957029/2020-around-the-corner

    The chart's (behind paywall) origin would be interesting as the GINI would indicate otherwise but the general thrust of the argument would be logical

    • pat 2.1

      No paywall

      https://www.ft.com/content/4cf2d6ee-14f5-11ea-8d73-6303645ac406

      g

      "Fourth, inequality. As Aristotle warned, beyond a certain point, in­equality is corrosive. It makes politics far more fractious, undermines social mobility; weakens aggregate demand and slows economic growth. Heather Boushey’s Unbound spells all this out in convincing detail. To tackle it will require a combination of policies: proactive competition policy; attacks on tax avoidance and evasion; a fairer sharing of the tax burden than in many democracies today; more spending on education, especially for the very young; and active labour market policies, combined with decent minimum wages and tax credits. The US has poor labour force participation of prime-aged adults, despite unregulated labour markets and a minimal welfare state. It is possible to have far better outcomes."

      and the chart

      Chart showing that The US and UK are league leaders in inequality.  Inequality of household disposable incomes after taxes and cash transfers (2016)

      • Sacha 2.1.1

        Interesting how even the Scandi nations are nowhere near zero.

        • pat 2.1.1.1

          we will never have zero inequality and the Scandanavian countries are far from perfect but its a question of aiming for the best possible outcomes

        • McFlock 2.1.1.2

          Math tends to hurt my brain, but I suspect it's one of those things where approaching the extremes has an exponential effect on the ground.

    • Ad 2.2

      Oram is lovely, but simply two lines on two good companies and then throwing in a GINI coefficient is no way to propose meeting a new decade differently to the previous one.

      It's also fine to point to our shrinking middle class. But Oram doesn't propose how to expand it here.

      As for starting by complaining about the Nats and praising our high-functioning democracy, it is entirely possible that our electorate will conclude that this lot are great at the media but have simply failed to deliver – and so they get chucked out.

      There is little cause yet for optimism that this government will be re-elected to help us face a new decade differently. They have 9 months left to convince.

      • pat 2.2.1

        there is a lot in what you say to agree with,,,and I like Oram (which may colour my view) but believe him a little utopian (or naive if you prefer)….but in terms of the political you may well be right , hence my later post…there is I think a relatively simple solution but it requires distillation (and salesmenship)

        and the 9 months may be a little too fast but certainly over the next electoral cycle

  3. joe90 3

    They have a plan.

  4. Chris 4

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118395969/turnardern-man-behind-hiding-campaign-says-pm-is-wasting-time-on-fluff-articles

    This guy Colin Wilson obviously thinks that PMs have to look a certain way and if they don't they're clearly something else. Not surprising that for him Ardern must therefore be a model and can't be a successful PM. It would be good if such as approach didn't matter but it does because after what happened to Corbyn this sort of thing can so easily get out of control. Bridges not being capable of an original thought will be thinking what happened to Corbyn is a gift from God. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come over the coming months and the media see it this sort of behaviour for what it is. It's a major worry.

    • Wensleydale 4.1

      So… a band of grown men are wandering through shopping precincts turning over books and magazines featuring the likeness of Jacinda Ardern? And they presumably believe they're making some sort of point (other than "Look at us behaving like infants!")?

      Christ on a bike. I loathed John Key with a passion bordering on the religious, but I never took it upon myself to scuttle about in shops deliberately hiding his smirking visage from the general public. Kids, whenever someone tells you to 'respect your elders', don't. Your elders are likely partisan muppets who soil themselves in abject terror whenever confronted by women in positions of authority.

      Colin Wilson, you're a profoundly sad man.

      • Peter 4.1.1

        The man's just another genius. He and the rest of them apparently have copies of Ardern's daily schedule. That means they keep telling us she spends all her time flitting from one photo op to the next and doesn't actually 'do anything.'

        At least while he and they are pointing that out they're not telling us that teachers work from 9.00 'til 3.00, and then only for half the year, with just 20 kids, are all on $100,000+ and have no accountability.

        • A 4.1.1.1

          Or harassing some other female in their lives – wild guess, I'm thinking these guys are lifetime batchelor types or divorced.

          • Incognito 4.1.1.1.1

            He’s probably the salt of the Earth but misguided (or misled?). If he’s married, his wife is probably happy that het gets out of the house and does his thing. Other guys go fishing or golfing. This way, he gets a full-body workout plus social contacts for free and the satisfaction that he’s doing something right.

            • Sacha 4.1.1.1.1.1

              He will tell you all about it over a warm beer. His shout. Wait, where are you going? Your hair looks clean enough already mate.

            • Chris 4.1.1.1.1.2

              The first thing that came to mind after seeing this was the way the media dealt to Corbyn. Bridges and the nats will be preparing to do the same thing to Ardern and attacks like Wilson's are squarely in that vein. I hope Labour and the rest of the government are able to successfully counter this, and that the media is able to spot such a disingenuous strategy.

      • Roflcopter 4.1.2

        Back up a bit there…

        a) not just men doing it.

        b) you might not have scuttled about hiding John Key books, but plenty of others did.

        Those 2 points render the rest of your analysis as, basically, a bunch of emotive crap…. as per usual.

        • McFlock 4.1.2.1

          these folk hiding JK books, did they "report back to Team Leader"? lol

          • Sacha 4.1.2.1.1

            All those news stories about emerald stormtroopers defiling dear leader's appearance on rugby magazines etc ..

        • Wensleydale 4.1.2.2

          A. Acting like a petulant toddler isn't gender specific. If women are doing it too… good for them, I guess? Next time I'll write 'men/women' although I suspect it'll disappoint the pedants because they'll have nothing to whinge about.

          B. If people really did wander the malls hiding books about John Key, they're equally sad. Life is short and you're wasting it hiding the faces of people you don't like. That's an impressive legacy to be leaving.

          And that's about all the emotive crap I have for you this afternoon. There's at least a 50% chance I'll have more tomorrow.

    • ScottGN 4.2

      It’s amazing how much media space this story has garnered. Some old loser men threatened by a woman spending their dotage traipsing into dairies to turn the mags around and it’s on all the NZ news sites.

    • Incognito 4.3

      'Die, boomer': Man behind bizarre 'Turn Ardern' campaign threatened online

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12296065

    • Stuart Munro 4.4

      I'm more concerned that this article, which was specious enough on RNZ, got recycled by Stuff. So some attention-seeking fwit wants to promote a hate message based on nothing he can articulate – where's the editorial taste and decency?

      • I feel love 4.4.1

        & also meh, book sellers are aware this crap goes on, minutes after these genius brainiacs turn a boom over they get turned back around. I imagine their antics have brought attention to the books and magazines.

    • NZJester 4.5

      They are regurgitating the right-wing lie that the Labour government has done nothing till now. The current Labour led government has done way more to date for the majority of New Zealanders in its short time in office than National ever did in its entire previous terms as the government. Only a small percentage of people had it better under the previous National govenment.

      • Sacha 4.5.1

        Yet the relative comms efforts this year would have the story round the other way..

      • Chris 4.5.2

        That's the scary thing here. Corban hates Jews and Ardern gets her photo taken. Watch Bridges' campaign strategy hit a new kind of low. The question will be whether the media plays ball.

  5. Fireblade 5

    It's a bit quiet, so here's a happy song.

    Beautiful Sunday
    By Daniel Boone (1972)

  6. A 6

    Ok…so the employer at Reporoa Holiday Park has been found guilty and part of the ruling is that they are banned from employing people for 18 months. This doesn't seem like much given the scope of abuse upon workers, including charging workers a $45,000 bond.

    We can expect more of this type of abuse if the consequence is a wet bus ticket. Those employees won't get any money they are owed.

    Guan was supposed to assist her application for her work visa after she started employment which did not occur.

    Instead her hotel manager job involved her working seven days a week undertaking gruelling tasks. She would be instructed to dig out thermal streams, clear bushes, clear blockages of toilets all without any money to show for it.

    "I was supposed to be staying in the hotel for free and getting two meals a day," she said. "I was given an English contract for $22 an hour. She says to me she does not even want to pay me $2 an hour for my work."

    Wang says she was barely able to get by with what little money she received. She had no car and had to ask guests for help taking her daughter to preschool.

    Guan also told Wang she had to repay her accommodation and the two meals a day which Wang says were supposed to be provided to her when she took on the job.

    "I had no money to pay and she had my $45,000 so I say she just has to take it out of that bond," Wang said. "I had no choice."

    • You import third worlders, they bring the third world with them – that's a given. We should stop being surprised about it.

    • Stuart Munro 6.2

      The comparison with Joanne Harris is apt: steal that kind of money as an employee & you'll get three years & change in jail. Do it as an employer and no actual punishment will occur.

  7. Exkiwiforces 7

    I think the folks from DoC’s High Country Fire Teams might’ve had struggle with this wee fire climbing a cliff face. They are pretty good at pumping water up hills and cliff faces, but this….

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/live-bushfire-updates-enormous-amount-of-fire-still-burning/live-coverage/937ff67aafd3105d3da9ab6a75233f43#

  8. joe90 8

    The party of ignorant, racist, conservative, anti-science, anti-women, rapture-ready talibangelicals.

    But HRC!

    /

    Six-term Washington state Rep. Matt Shea is accused of participating "in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States," according to a report released Thursday.

    Independent investigators commissioned by the Washington State House of Representatives found that Shea, as a leader of the Patriot Movement, "planned, engaged in, and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States government" between 2014 and 2016.

    The report also concluded that Shea was involved in training young people to fight a "holy war." He created a pamphlet called Biblical Basis for War and advocated replacing the government with a theocracy and "the killing of all males who do not agree."

    Chat messages showed Shea, a lawyer who was first elected in 2008, condoned intimidation of opponents, political activists, government officials and Muslims. He also offered to conduct background checks on political opponents.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/12/20/790192972/washington-legislator-matt-shear-accused-of-domestic-terrorism-report-finds

    Just minutes after the release of an investigative report that accuses Washington state Rep. Matt Shea of engaging in domestic terrorism, his Republican House colleagues Thursday stripped his name and face from their website, moved his office and suspended him from their caucus.

    But they’re not ready to expel him from the Legislature. And Ammon Bundy, who the report accuses Shea of collaborating with, disputed its findings.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/as-washington-rep-matt-shea-refuses-to-resign-ammon-bundy-challenges-house-report/

      • McFlock 8.1.1

        Sort of proves the point that three little letters will completely distract you from an elected official apparently engaged in domestic terrorism against his own government.

        • Incognito 8.1.1.1

          sex??

          • Sacha 8.1.1.1.1

            omg

          • adam 8.1.1.1.2

            What the crap – really – how stupid can you be Incognito?

            • Incognito 8.1.1.1.2.1

              You don’t want to know how stupid I can be as it is well beyond your imagination.

              If you cannot address the content, why don’t you stay silent? Your reflexive comments are of no help to anyone.

              • adam

                Your said somthing about me which was truly dishonest, and your resonspe is to tell me to shut up.

                Maybe you might want to have a look at yourself.

                • Incognito

                  I now see that I thought you were replying to another comment of mine. Never mind, it doesn’t alter my general comment to you.

                  As it happens, “sex” is one of the most distracting words in the English language and not just in the English language. As it so happens, “sex” is a three-letter word (cf. McFlock’s comment @ 8.1.1). How this says something about you that is truly dishonest, only you can explain because I don’t know you from a bar of soap.

                  If you get too easily distracted by three-letter words and flip your lid maybe you should count to 10 before you fire another salvo of misguided anger or just stay silent. Just saying.

          • McFlock 8.1.1.2.1

            But it did completely distract you from the bulk of the original comment.

            • adam 8.1.1.2.1.1

              Nope.

              Just tired of the tired meme – needs to stop.

              Begs the question – do you know how many members of the 4th reich are in the south island? Do you even know who they are? And are you aware who funds them?

              If that is indeed the topic. Is it?

              • McFlock

                lol It was pointed out to you that literally your entire comment 8.1 was in response to three little letters in a much longer comment about a republican legislator apparently being a far-right terrorist, so now you're Simon Wiesenthal. Defensive, much?

              • McFlock

                I'll also point out that my responses were in reply to the contents of your comments, if you're in any confusion about how to identify a topic. I don't know what SI nazi-adjacents have to do with any of the comments in the thread, but I hope the cops have a decent list of names by now.

                • adam

                  So your not interested in the content of joe90's post, but trying to slag me off is much more your point – is that it?

                  • McFlock

                    If responding to the actual contents of your comment is slagging you off, try to make better comments. If relevant replies to your comments bear no relevance to the comment you were replying too, take a punt at the cause.

                    I am saddened but not surprised that the repugs will not kick out a domestic terrorist (as long as he's alt-right, they think he's alright, I guess). But look at who they refused to impeach. The state representative is just another force vector in the ongoing high-speed car crash that is the USA at the moment. He's like the bit in the slow-motion footage where you can see a passenger's head bounce off a steel pillar.

                    What are your thoughts on Shea? You still haven't actually said anything about him, either.

                    • adam

                      My point was, why are you talking about the US when we have a very similar problem here. See first link. I also remember many skinheads joining the police in the 90's, so I'm not sure the police are the answer to this problem of far right violent politics.

                      To respond Shea, he has the support of the paleoconservatives within the gop, and as such he's been in office for a long time. But the fact you can't work out I think he is scum – Is really your problem. As I've been pretty consistent anti-war and violence.

                      Mind you all statist seem to be infected with jinogist crap these days. Maybe you all think everyone else thinks like you?

                      That said, I do think we will be in some sort of ecofascism soon – as there is no organised left. Only pale imitations infected with liberalism.

                    • McFlock

                      If you know of any NZ elected officials with links to domestic terrorism, please report them to the police. There might well be some, but as yet I don't think light has been shed on any of them.

                      As for opinions that you believe are so self-evident they need not be expressed, why did you believe nobody knew you felt so gosh-darn strongly about hrc that you commented all about her rather than shea? One is an opinion you feel we should have inferred, the other is an opinion you express at the slightest excuse. As comment 8.1 deomstrates. As I pointed out in comment 8.1.1

                      You're obsessed with her. Merry Christmas.

  9. joe90 9

    lol

  10. Billy 10

    You are all motherf******

    Smurfs.

    And that's why the Weatherman is bringing what he is bringing in 2020.

  11. Eco maori 11

    These companies owners are so short sighted the world is being poisoned buy there worship of $$$$.

    There are many examples of humans not caring about their environment or their mokopuna future's Collapseing into oblivion. Wake up you fools.

    The Plastics Pipeline: A Surge of New Production Is on the Way

    As public concern about plastic pollution rises, consumers are reaching for canvas bags, metal straws, and reusable water bottles.

    As public concern about plastic pollution rises, consumers are reaching for canvas bags, metal straws, and reusable water bottles. But while individuals fret over images of oceanic garbage gyres, the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries are pouring billions of dollars into new plants intended to make millions more tons of plastic than they now pump out.

    Ka kite Ano link below.

    https://www.enn.com/articles/61431-the-plastics-pipeline-a-surge-of-new-production-is-on-the-way

  12. Eco maori 12

    Some Eco Maori Music For The Minute.

  13. Eco maori 13

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    That big car crash pile up looks bad in America.

    Go figure boris new girl friend is a computer analyst.????.
    I seen my nemesis score a own goal the other night they quickly stopped televising that story.

    Ka kite Ano.

  14. Eco maori 14

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    Its good to see the Whakatohea Iwi mussel farming is running great.

    We need go back to how we lived 50 years ago save reuse and have home gardens. I userly growing excellent vegetable but for some reason my vegetable have been failing so I don't waste my time. I know what the cause is.

    Ka kite Ano

  15. Eco maori 16

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    Hope they can get the rope off the Tohoroa paraao tail.

    The erosion in Port Waikato is part of Global warming sea level rising.

    I have seen trucks driving over the speed limit. All the more reasons to return our Railway back to its former glory it was a major employer back in the day.

    Ka kite Ano.

  16. Eco maori 17

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    Auckland City mission feeding 2000 people that's Ka pai.

    That's great pop up health clinics some people are doing it hard.

    The Australian Tangata Whenua need to get some compensation for the great losses they have had dished up. It good to see the koreo is starting to look promising on that subject.

    Cool to see Maori going to Tahiti to learn Waka building craft that's were the knowledge is.

    Racism rings in my taringa every day especially the sis bullshit lies show on there pakiha kehua FACES.

    Ka kite Ano

  17. Eco maori 19

    Kia Ora Newshub.

    That happened to my uncle in the states care.

    A bus driver who can't drive A manual vehicle.

    The government must ban the chemicals that are harmful to Bees.

    That's a great way to recycle abandoned tents from concerts send them to refugees in Greece.

    Ka kite Ano.

  18. Eco maori 20

    Kia Ora Te Ao Maori News.

    The tourist should respect the Iwi of Rotokakahi Lake and stop swimming in the lake.

    Its good to see some brown Judges.

    I know what you say about Tamariki with no taringa Ka pai on you translateing a 100 puka puka.

    Ka kite Ano.

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    4 days ago
  • Labour super exploitation
    This is the second in the lecture series by Andy Higginbottom on superexploitation. Here he looks at Marini’s theory of labour super-exploitation and Capital ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    4 days ago
  • Small asteroid to make near-miss of Earth in NZ skies tonight
    Sorry for the late notice on this one, but I only just heard myself, in common with most of the human race. A small asteroid, somewhere between the size of a truck and the size of a house in dimensions, will hurtle past the Earth tonight, dipping closer to ...
    SciBlogsBy Duncan Steel
    4 days ago
  • This is not what accountability looks like
    When someone commits trespass, assault with a weapon, and kidnapping, you'd expect them to be prosecuted, right? But apparently the rules are different if you wear a blue uniform: A police investigation has found officers in Northland trespassed on a man's property, then unlawfully pepper sprayed him and arrested ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • Cycling: head injuries ignored because of entrenched macho culture
    Howard Hurst, University of Central Lancashire and Jack Hardwicke, University of Winchester Competitive road cycling is a demanding and unique sport. One where crashing is inevitable – especially at the professional level. While the risk of head injury is relatively low in cycling – approximately 5-13% – compared to contact ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    5 days ago
  • The coming US shitshow
    Today President Trump once again refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the US election. Coincidentally, The Atlantic has a long article on exactly what that means, from voter suppression by armed thugs in the name of "ballot security", to refusing to allow the vote ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • A moral void
    That's the only way to describe the SIS, who - like their British counterparts - decided to look the other way on child abuse: The SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but failed to lodge a complaint with the police, effectively allowing the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • When will Goldsmith resign?
    The National Party’s campaign has gone from bad to worse with a further two large miscalculations being uncovered in their alternative fiscal plan. Firstly, National’s economic spokesperson and list MP, Paul Goldsmith, used May's Budget figures instead of last week's PREFU numbers, and came up with a whopping $4.3 billion ...
    5 days ago
  • The Adventures of Annalax: Part IX
    The initial session was a struggle. Annalax and Magni tried sorting out the details with the Isaac twins (the people pursuing the mountain trip). Annalax happened to mention his devotion to Lolth… whom the Isaacs, being ...
    5 days ago
  • This is bullshit
    On March 13, three plainclothes police officers kicked in Breonna Taylor's door under a no-knock warrant targeting another person. When a person inside reasonably assumed they were home invaders and (this being America) started shooting, they shot up the place and everyone around them - killing Taylor. Today, one of ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water
    Tom Rippeth, Bangor University Arctic sea ice today (white) is covering a much smaller area than in 1980-2010 (orange line). National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CC BY-SA Each September, scientists like me look out for the point when the Arctic’s meagre summer fizzles out and ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    5 days ago
  • The long-term health burden of COVID-19: further justification for NZ’s elimination strategy
    Prof John D. Potter* This blog briefly surveys the emerging scientific evidence on the longer-term burden of symptoms and disease in survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these symptoms point to damage in the brain and heart. These long-term harms add to the wide range of other reasons for ...
    SciBlogsBy Public Health Expert
    5 days ago
  • Going High, Going Low: An Assessment Of The First Leaders’ Debate.
    Uncrushed: Jacinda Ardern knew exactly what was expected of her in the first Leaders' Debate. Labour’s dominant position, three weeks out from the general election, is constructed out of the admiration and gratitude of hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who, more often than not, vote National.  Nothing she said ...
    5 days ago
  • The smokefree policies of political parties: Do they care about people who smoke?
    George Thomson*, Nick Wilson, Janet Hoek, Andrew Waa, Richard Edwards In this time of Covid-19, helping people who smoke to quit their addiction has an even greater importance. Smokers are more vulnerable to many harmful health effects, including severe effects from the virus. Policies that support people who smoke to ...
    SciBlogsBy Public Health Expert
    5 days ago
  • The Fog Of Economic Policy Is Starting To Clear…
    Bryan Bruce, https://www.facebook.com/www.redsky.tv, 19 September 2020 National’s economic policy of temporary tax cuts yesterday proved, if proof be needed, that they are unapologetic neoliberals. While their claim that with more money in their pockets people will spend more might sound attractive, the reality is that tax cuts always benefit the ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
    5 days ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #38, 2020
    Highlighted article: Carbon pricing and planetary boundaries  Engström et al take what might be called a systems approach to evaluating carbon pricing, taking into a account various economic sectors affected by and affecting paying for emissions. The conclusions are overall a rare pleasant surprise— a feature predicated on cooperation.  Abstract: ...
    5 days ago
  • Humans ignite almost every wildfire that threatens homes
    Nathan Mietkiewicz, National Ecological Observatory Network and Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado Boulder CC BY-ND Summer and fall are wildfire season across the western U.S. In recent years, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and exposed tens of millions to harmful ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    6 days ago
  • Climate Change: China steps up
    China has increased its climate change ambition, and set a target to be carbon-neutral by 2060: China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next decade, Xi Jinping has told the UN general assembly. “China will scale up its intended nationally ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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. ...
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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 ...
    7 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 ...
    7 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
    7 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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. ...
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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 ...
    1 week 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
    1 week ago
  • Crusher’s fiscal malfunction
    Crusher Collins - National Party leaderWe all know that the National Party is desperate to gain some traction during this election campaign and have been throwing pretty much everything at the Labour Party in order to try and undermine Jacinda Ardern and what the Coalition Government has achieved. But unfortunately ...
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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 ...
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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 ...
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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 ...
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago

  • Job numbers up in August
    New data from Stats NZ today shows a rise of more than 9,000 filled jobs from July – driven mostly by the education and training sector, Grant Robertson says. Filled jobs were up 9,147 to 2.2 million in August 2020 compared with July – with 7,409 of those in education ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    14 hours ago
  • Māori development receives funding
    Māori development projects across the country will receive a total of $18.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund that will create infrastructure and permanent jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “These projects will support economic development in Northland, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti, Manawatū-Whanganui, Waikato and Southland to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    17 hours ago
  • Hand-up for owners of earthquake-prone units
    From today, owner-occupiers of unit and apartments living in earthquake-prone buildings can apply for financial support to fix their homes, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says. The Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme will help unit owners facing financial hardship over earthquake strengthening costs. “We understand how complicated ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • PGF backing successful Māori enterprise
    Whanganui will benefit from a Provincial Growth Fund investment in a local food-processing company which will help the company increase production and create jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. Kii Tahi Ltd, which is owned by South Taranaki iwi Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi, will receive a Provincial Growth Fund ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    24 hours ago
  • Hokitika Landmark earmarked for $22m restoration
    Seddon House in Hokitika, once a hub for government on the West Coast, has been earmarked for government use once again. “Today we’re announcing a $22 million investment from the Government’s $3 billion infrastructure fund for shovel ready projects for the purchase and restoration of Seddon House in the heart of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Town halls and war memorials in PGF renovation programme
    Town halls, war memorials and other community landmarks across the country will be renovated thanks to grants totalling just under $12.4 million from the Provincial Growth Fund. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says more than 1000 jobs are expected to be created during the renovation programme. “Town halls, other ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes two diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced two new diplomatic appointments: •         Michael Appleton as New Zealand’s first resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. •        Tredene Dobson as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Viet Nam.  Sri Lanka “New Zealand is opening a post in Colombo in 2021 because we are ready ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • NZ’s most prestigious conservation award – Loder Cup presented to Graeme Atkins
    The Minister of Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, today presented Aotearoa New Zealand’s most prestigious conservation award, the Loder Cup, to the 2020 winner Graeme Atkins while in Gisborne/Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa. “Graeme Atkins of Ngāti Porou is a Department of Conservation ranger whose contribution to conservation goes well above and beyond his employment,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Early help for whānau who need extra support
    The Government is investing in a new, whānau-centred early intervention prototype designed to strengthen families and improve the safety and wellbeing of children. The new programme, Ngā Tini Whetū, is a collaboration between Oranga Tamariki, Te Puni Kōkiri, ACC and the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency (WOCA) and was announced today ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Parliament to install solar and cut carbon
    Parliament is leading by example by taking action to cut its carbon footprint by installing solar and improving energy efficiency, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today. The Minister confirmed that Parliamentary Services will receive support through the Clean-Powered Public Service Fund to install solar PV and LED ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Tuvalu Language Week theme promotes community resilience in the face of COVID-19
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the 2020 Tuvalu Language Week theme of “Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou” which means “Navigating the changing environment” is a call on all Pacific peoples to be strong and resilient in the face of COVID-19. “This theme is a reminder to us ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • International sport back up and running in New Zealand
    The Government is welcoming today’s announcement that the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams will tour New Zealand this summer.  “A lot of hard work has been undertaken by sports officials including New Zealand Cricket, Netball New Zealand and government officials to ensure that international sport can return safely to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • 1BT funds for Northland forest taonga
    Northland’s indigenous tree canopy is set to grow for the benefit of mana whenua and the wider community thanks to nearly $2 million in One Billion Trees funding, Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced today. Te Komanga Marae Trust has received more than $1.54 million to restore and enhance the native ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Better health care for West Coasters as Te Nikau Hospital officially opened
    The Government has delivered a new hospital for Greymouth and is starting work on a much needed new health centre in Westport, ensuring local communities will benefit from better access to high quality integrated health services. Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare officially open Te ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government backing local with PGF loan
    A West Coast distillery will benefit from a Provincial Growth Fund investment that will enable it to expand its operations and create jobs in the town of Reefton, Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Reefton Distilling Co will receive a $928,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days 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
    5 days 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
    5 days 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
    5 days 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
    5 days 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
    6 days 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
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