The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 25th May 2018

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  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    David Carter (Minister for MPI) and speaker of the house then, in 2012 dropped the ball for stopping cattle disease.

  2. Red Buzzard says:

    ‘Drug Companies Want To Use The State To Shut Down The Competition’

  3. CLEANGREEN says:

    Judith Collins’ role in bringing down Phil Twyford
    Dan Satherley

    Stuart Nash and Judith Collins talk about Phil Twyford’s indiscretion. Credits: Video – The AM Show; Images- Getty

    Judith Collins has been jokingly accused of making the phone call that got her arch-nemesis Transport Minister Phil Twyford in trouble on Thursday.

    The Transport Minister offered his resignation after Ms Collins revealed the phone call in Parliament, made on a plane after the doors had shut in preparation for take-off on Budget day.

    Phil Twyford offers resignation as Transport Minister
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejected his offer, instead choosing to strip him of his Civil Aviation Authority responsibilities.

    But was there a plot to bring Mr Twyford down?

    “The rumour is that Judith saw Phil and gave him a call,” Labour MP Stuart Nash joked on The AM Show on Friday. He was standing in for Mr Twyford, who usually appears alongside Ms Collins on the early morning news show.

    Ms Collins – who shadows Mr Twyford as National’s housing spokeswoman – said she couldn’t have been the one who called him.

    “Of course not – I don’t have his number.”



  4. CLEANGREEN says:

    micro plasma bovis spread – “Livestock transporters let down over effluent “- Ken Shirley. – Interesting bit here, from a National Party ally and ex MP in the last National Government.


    Livestock transporters let down over effluent
    Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:06 pm
    Press Release: Road Transport Forum
    24 May 2018

    Livestock transport operators are extremely disappointed in the way farmers, OSPRI and MPI have failed to implement and properly enforce stock movement regulations as is their responsibility under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.
    “These regulations were put in place for a reason, as we are now finding out to the country’s considerable cost with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.”
    “Stock trucks are fitted with effluent tanks with a finite capacity that require frequent emptying. The act of disposing effluent, which in the past was difficult enough, has as a direct result of the fear associated with disease spread become a significant issue.”
    Many farmers have been remiss in not adequately standing stock off green feed prior to transport to reduce effluent production while local government and meat processing companies have been extremely tardy in providing access to effluent disposal facilities. Access to traditional disposal facilities is also now being restricted fearing disease spread.
    “With Mycoplasma bovis upon us greater demands are being put on stock transporters to wash and sanitise their vehicles but there has been no focus on the provision of adequate effluent disposal sites by the other parties.”
    “Farmers and meat processors are placing increased burdens and cost on stock transporters but steadfastly refuse to shoulder the additional costs and responsibility generated by their own tardiness.”
    “What if Mycoplasma bovis was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease? In that nightmare scenario it would clearly not be acceptable to leave the burden of responsibility for effluent disposal solely with transporters, yet the primary sector doesn’t seem to appreciate that the principle here is just the same.”
    “Livestock transporters are more than happy to continue to play their part in the responsible movement of animals. However, MPI, councils, farmers and meat processors also need to help facilitate the appropriate disposal of stock effluent through better facilities and practices,” says Shirley.

  5. OnceWasTim says:

    It certainly is, especially when – if you’re poor – you can be put in the system for up to six months before a decision is made, without being able to work or have any income.

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