This is a reasonable summation of NZ media I think https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/9/20/new-zealand-is-on-its-way-of-eradicating-covid-19-again
That RNZ article is trying to overegg things a bit I think. I agree the numbers of "extras" coming in seems a lot. However November to march is up to 22 weeks (depending on when you start) At 4900 beds per fortnight that makes over 50,000 beds available. ...
Put Fred Flintstone on it and call it "Jabber Dabber Do !"
Fran O'sullivan seems to think that Jacinda is there just to talk to business. There is 5m of us she needs to talk to. I was taught that good communication should be able to be understood by a 12 year old. Keep up the good work PM
I'm not sure that we need to be that grateful to farmers generally. Yes, they are very valuable to our economy, but to think they are doing it for any other reason than self interest is somewhat naive.
On average 80% of electricity is generated from renewables. Some perspective in the arguments would be helpful. These sort of antics don't help either. https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/121980237/meridian-involved-in-undesirable-trading-situation-says-...
I reckon they should ask Mark Mitchell to do it since his grandfather was Frank Gill
I was quite surprised to hear Kirk Hope speak yesterday on National Radio. He was pretty complimentary of the budget I thought. Didn't expect that !
Sailing is a huge sport in NZ, which definately involves some very wealthy people. But doesn't any top sport ? There is also a massive amount of weekend warriors with very limited budgets. My understanding is that GST and PAYE from the teams pretty much ...
I agree TC. I also wouldn't worry too much about him. 80% gold plated super for the rest of his life will ease the pain.
Sadly I'm not joking ! https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/08/new-zealander-of-the-year-ashley-bloomfield-jacinda-ardern-patrick-gower-and-mittens-in-the-running.html
I see AB has been nominated for kiwi of the year. Stiff competition, Gower has been nominated as well. I presume he nominated himself. (Gower I mean)
That's an interesting link! I like them both but never saw the similarities. Bloody obvious really. The other link is the Doors "light my fire" and the Stranglers "Walk on by"
I think Blomfield and Jacinda are saying it will come back is an attempt to stop us from becoming more complacent than we are. There is no doubt (in my mind) that there is a feeling we are on top of this so we can take it easy now. That is why they are ...
If anyone is responsible, surely it's Mike Bush
... his father was a minister) John Key - no obvious religious conviction...
I must admit I get confused about people complaining about tracking impinging on their rights. Has anyone taken note of what facebook and it's ilk do ? At least tracking can be argued as part of the greater good. Surely an app or whatever can have a sunset...
That's a well written and thought out post. However I think Bennet would be a disaster for the Nats. Put up against Ardern she would accentuate Ardern's abilities even more.
I enjoy Hoskings columns. Braunius is a good satirist but Hosking is the best.
For those of us who are old enough to remember Dawn Raids Mark Mitchell is the grandson of Frank Gill. (commonly known as Rank Pill in those days !) National don't spend much time advertising that part of his history
That Stuff article seems a bit skewed to me. A car sitting in rush hour traffic using 6 litres per 100k ? Seriously ? A scooter might do it.
Wrong spelling not an MP it's MH
I get so frustrated with the flack coming from all corners about Twyford not achieving his goals in Kiwibuild. Maybe he won't reach the targets he set, but at least he is DOING SOMETHING !
This story about workers not getting paid for meetings etc is going to get huge. My daughter worked for a hairdresser for 4 years. They insisted they started work an hour earlier to setup the day (unpaid of course) It will also be interesting how this ...
I think we should view DHC's comments about Clarke as a not so subtle way of helping the rumours gain traction.
This is also the government that wouldn't fund them because they were thought it would be bad PR. Bit rich to now try and bask in the reflected glory. Another short sighted decision by this govt. If they had funded it they would have some control over what...
With all the denial going on over Hit and Run, this interview on Hardtalk nine years ago is a very telling reminder of what we should be doing our utmost to avoid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkFa2lSNAGc
I have a problem with the prevalence of drug testing onsite these days. I checked on a drug testing companies site. They do not test for alcohol, which I would have thought was the most common drug. With the drugs they do test for (THC opiates amphetamines...
I think Trump actually wants to lose. If he wins he will be constrained by the fact he actually has to do the job. If he loses he can hold (his version of) the moral high ground and be endlessly idolised by fox news et al.
When I talk about politics with my kids, I tell them we are living in the 1950's and that hopefully the 60's are just around the corner.
This is interesting reading from the "Horses Mouth" http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/207/viewall/tolerance-of-prophet-towards-other-religions/