web analytics

Open Mike 23/05/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 20 comments
Categories: open mike - Tags:

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

20 comments on “Open Mike 23/05/2018 ”

  1. Puckish Rogue 1




    ‘A marine sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands could be back on the table – but not in its original form.

    Labour and NZ First are working on an alternative proposal for an ocean sanctuary in the region which allows some fishing to take place.’

    Say what you like about Winston but he delivers for his donors 🙂

    • Stunned Mullet 1.1

      And the usual tumbleweed response from the Green caucus.

      Thank goodness the toxic dwarf will be gone after the next election.

      • Barfly 1.1.1

        Is Farrar retiring?

        • Cinny

          ROFL !!! Barfly 🙂

          • Rosemary McDonald

            Cinny, help out an aging sister here and explain to me why Barfly’s comment is so funny.

            Seriously…I don’t get it.

            Farrar is a pathetic apology of a political commenter, what has that to do with someone posting links to articles about the Pretty Pony Tax Rebate and the ‘Oh my goodness the Fishing Barons are threatening legal action so we’ll back off’ scandal.

            Because that’s what it is…a scandal, when so much work has gone into it.

            There’s political compromise, and then there’s being compromised.

            • Cinny

              🙂 Rosemary 🙂 Hugs 🙂

              Stunned Mullet said…. “Thank goodness the toxic dwarf will be gone after the next election”

              Then Barfly… “Is Farrar retiring?”

              That made me laugh big time because farrar is the only toxic dwarf I’m aware of in NZ. I can’t stand farrar.

              Hope that makes sense, I’ve a funny way of looking at things sometimes 🙂

    • Rosemary McDonald 1.2

      “Say what you like about Winston but he delivers for his donors 🙂”

      Diplomatically put, Sir.

      • Puckish Rogue 1.2.1

        Thank you, there were some other words I was thinking of using but I thought i’d go with being subtle

    • Ad 1.3

      WTF Sage.

  2. Cinny 2

    Thrilled after watching a live stream from the Hague last night….where’s Ed this morning??? Ed…… if you haven’t heard the news yet…..

    “For the first time, the Palestinian government has submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling on prosecutors to open an immediate investigation into what it called Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

    This bit explains the situation…..

    “The State of Palestine formally became a member of the ICC in April 2015, giving the court jurisdiction over crimes committed in the territory since June 13, 2014 – including the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza. ”


  3. The Chairman 3

    While the Government holds a review of electricity pricing, the living standards of many New Zealanders continues on a downward spiral.

    Survey finds over half of New Zealand households cut back on heating their homes in winter due to the cost


  4. adam 4

    So seeing as chunky bans on about failed states in south america. Here a right wing one.

    Argentina. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-argentina-in-crisis-again-and-that-could-spell-trouble-for-emerging/

    Funny how the election in 2015 and so called reforms have led to a screaming pile of dog crap for the people of Argentina. But hey just another right wing government using austerity to screw over the population.

    Anyone recognise the reform spin? Or the old chestnut B.S. line “of a bit of pain for a better future.” Richard Prebble eat you heart out, well he ate poor people hearts at least.


    How many times are these Liberals going to tell these lies? How many times are you going to believe it?

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      How many times are these Liberals going to tell these lies?

      As long as they work to get them elected into power so that they can continue to screw over poor people.

  5. adam 5

    Aired on RT, so if that makes you froth, then please avoid.

    Chris Hedges – On Contact. “Killing Gaza” with Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen. 25 minutes. Please be advised contains some images which will disturb.

  6. eco maori 6

    Good morning te Am show Duncan looks like the whole site was down.
    You can still Winter the cows on the farm with the cowshed on it m8 it will just mean the next season production will be down with less feed. People will look you in the face and lie there ass off.
    I was thinking about the fine scenario I bet that brown people pay the most because the sandflys will let there m8 off fines who will be mostly European Ana to kai
    You have your red coat on today Duncan the Irish are still treating there ladies like second rate people I say any one treating ladies as a lower being to man should look at the date it’s 2018 come on get with the times and treat everyone the same EQUALITY Ana to kai.
    The sandflys try and get actors to bait me I soon figure it out that strange aroma they escort me were ever I go I get that strong aroma then to.
    They keep spinning there lies every time they attack my Mana its bites them on the ass. Ka kite ano

  7. eco maori 7

    The AM Show paula who????????????? and seenothing who????????????
    KA kite ano Kia kaha Maori culture tangata

  8. eco maori 8

    The AM Show I know who made that statement about OUR PRIME minister a lot of intelligence other people will know to ka kite ano

  9. eco maori 9

    Some music for te tangata to listen to ka kite ano.link

  10. eco maori 10

    Good evening Newshub the White House is getting a lesson from Papatuanukue mother earth with that sink hole a.
    As for the weather it’s been raining on and off all day. I missed most of the News Ka kite ano. P.S here some good music link

    Ka kite ano

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Prime Ministers’ meeting reaffirms close trans-Tasman relationship
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today held their first bilateral meeting in Canberra. It was Chris Hipkins’ first overseas visit since he took office, reflecting the close relationship between New Zealand and Australia. “New Zealand has no closer partner than Australia. I was pleased to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Immediate humanitarian support to Türkiye and Syria following earthquakes
    New Zealand will immediately provide humanitarian support to those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. “Aotearoa New Zealand is deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by these earthquakes. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    15 hours ago
  • Pākinga Pā site to be gifted back to local hapū
    An historic Northland pā site with links to Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika is to be handed back to iwi, after collaboration by government, private landowners and local hapū. “It is fitting that the ceremony for the return of the Pākinga Pā site is during Waitangi weekend,” said Regional Development Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    17 hours ago
  • New initiatives to unlock Māori science and research resources
    The Government is investing in a suite of initiatives to unlock Māori and Pacific resources, talent and knowledge across the science and research sector, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Two new funds – He tipu ka hua and He aka ka toro – set to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Advancing our relationship in India
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta departs for India tomorrow as she continues to reconnect Aotearoa New Zealand to the world.  The visit will begin in New Delhi where the Foreign Minister will meet with the Vice President Hon Jagdeep Dhankar and her Indian Government counterparts, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government Northland housing investment to spark transformational change
    Over $10 million infrastructure funding to unlock housing in Whangārei The purchase of a 3.279 hectare site in Kerikeri to enable 56 new homes Northland becomes eligible for $100 million scheme for affordable rentals Multiple Northland communities will benefit from multiple Government housing investments, delivering thousands of new homes for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government investment safeguards Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    The Government is supporting one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant historic sites, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, as it continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. “The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a taonga that we should protect and look after. This additional support will mean people can continue to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Battle of Ohaeawai remembered
    A memorial event at a key battle site in the New Zealand land wars is an important event to mark the progress in relations between Māori and the Crown as we head towards Waitangi Day, Minister for Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis said. The Battle of Ohaeawai in June 1845 saw ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • More Police deployed to the frontline
    More Police officers are being deployed to the frontline with the graduation of 54 new constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College today. The graduation ceremony for Recruit Wing 362 at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua was the first official event for Stuart Nash since his reappointment as Police ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Further support for upper North Island regions hit by significant weather
    The Government is unlocking an additional $700,000 in support for regions that have been badly hit by the recent flooding and storm damage in the upper North Island. “We’re supporting the response and recovery of Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Northland, and Bay of Plenty regions, through activating Enhanced Taskforce Green to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • The Princess Royal to visit New Zealand
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the announcement that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will visit New Zealand this month. “Princess Anne is travelling to Aotearoa at the request of the NZ Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government and horticulture sector target $12b in exports by 2035
    A new Government and industry strategy launched today has its sights on growing the value of New Zealand’s horticultural production to $12 billion by 2035, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. “Our food and fibre exports are vital to New Zealand’s economic security. We’re focussed on long-term strategies that build on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Cost of living support extended for families and businesses
    25 cents per litre petrol excise duty cut extended to 30 June 2023 – reducing an average 60 litre tank of petrol by $17.25 Road User Charge discount will be re-introduced and continue through until 30 June Half price public transport fares extended to the end of June 2023 saving ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • More Kiwis in work as rising wages match inflation
    The strong economy has attracted more people into the workforce, with a record number of New Zealanders in paid work and wages rising to help with cost of living pressures. “The Government’s economic plan is delivering on more better-paid jobs, growing wages and creating more opportunities for more New Zealanders,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government boosts fund for Auckland flooding
    The Government is providing a further $1 million to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced today. “Cabinet today agreed that, given the severity of the event, a further $1 million contribution be made. Cabinet wishes to be proactive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Cabinet focused on bread and butter issues
    The new Cabinet will be focused on core bread and butter issues like the cost of living, education, health, housing and keeping communities and businesses safe, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “We need a greater focus on what’s in front of New Zealanders right now. The new Cabinet line ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister to meet with PM Albanese
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to Canberra next week for an in person meeting with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. “The trans-Tasman relationship is New Zealand’s closest and most important, and it was crucial to me that my first overseas trip as Prime Minister was to Australia,” Chris Hipkins ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government makes first payment to Auckland Flooding fund
    The Government is providing establishment funding of $100,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced. “We moved quickly to make available this funding to support Aucklanders while the full extent of the damage is being assessed,” Kieran McAnulty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government steps up to assist Auckland during flooding
    As the Mayor of Auckland has announced a state of emergency, the Government, through NEMA, is able to step up support for those affected by flooding in Auckland. “I’d urge people to follow the advice of authorities and check Auckland Emergency Management for the latest information. As always, the Government ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Poroporoaki: Titewhai Te Huia Hinewhare Harawira
    Ka papā te whatitiri, Hikohiko ana te uira, wāhi rua mai ana rā runga mai o Huruiki maunga Kua hinga te māreikura o te Nota, a Titewhai Harawira Nā reira, e te kahurangi, takoto, e moe Ka mōwai koa a Whakapara, kua uhia te Tai Tokerau e te kapua pōuri ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved following Cyclone Hale
    Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Employment, has activated Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) in response to flooding and damaged caused by Cyclone Hale in the Tairāwhiti region. Up to $500,000 will be made available to employ job seekers to support the clean-up. We are still investigating whether other parts ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • General Election to be held on 14 October 2023
    The 2023 General Election will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Announcing the election date early in the year provides New Zealanders with certainty and has become the practice of this Government and the previous one, and I believe is best practice,” Jacinda ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces resignation
    Jacinda Ardern has announced she will step down as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party. Her resignation will take effect on the appointment of a new Prime Minister. A caucus vote to elect a new Party Leader will occur in 3 days’ time on Sunday the 22nd of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago