The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 27th May 2018

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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4 Comments

  1. cleangreen says:

    Why did the PM Jacinda Ardern ‘eagerly’ dismiss the Minister of transport from his Air Transport portfolio when she didn’t fire Clare Curran as Minister of Broadcasting when she ‘communicated’ with those she was legally prevented not to communicate with with??????

    Jacinda needs to fix this now because Clare Curran was the most destructive MP for the Labour coalition Government cause to allow them to setup a new public broadcasting channel that the new Government urgently needs most of all right to counter the negative tone of all the media coverage, as media is right now accusing all the issues around what the new government it doing???

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/2018619322/new-government-new-plans-for-broadcasting

    • cleangreen says:

      Heavier rail vs light rail means firstly;

      *The reduction of truck beased freight, air noise and vibration emissions.
      *Lower climate change carbon emissions.
      *Less acidents involving accidents with large truck fatalities.
      * less tyre wear and toxic tyre dust (cancer causing, 1,3,butadiene) exposures.
      *Less fuel use of land based transport (truck uses five times more fuel than rail per tonne carried per KM).NIWA)

      Use of heavy ‘multi-modal’ rail freight, is a no brainer; – Auckland Council; – thanks to Councillor Mike Lee.
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      High oil prices makes rail freight now far more economically responsible as we know truck is heavily subsidised by road subsidies as 66% of the repairs of the roads are covered by private car/van users while only 53% is paid by commercial truck users (IPENZ) even though the facts show, (US road authorities) studies show us that just one truck wears the road ‘pavement’ out 10,000 times faster than one car does but do not pay their fair share of the wear of our roads that cars do.

      https://www.greaterauckland.org.nz/2017/11/28/value-rail-new-zealand/

  2. Marc says:

    Justice in NZ Inc? Hard to find, I reckon. It seems like the reality is more like dealing with those trying all to cover for their fellow watchdogs, so complainants are kept at bay and get nowhere:

    https://nzsocialjusticeblog2013.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/how-the-new-zealand-ombudsman-effectively-provides-cover-for-the-hdc-an-information-request-complaint-case/
    (published 21 Nov. 2017)

    PDF version of 28 Nov. 2017:
    https://nzsocialjusticeblog2013.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/how-the-n-z-ombudsman-effectively-provides-cover-for-the-hdc-report-post-28-11-17.pdf

    Taxpayers spend a lot of money on these officials, supposedly ‘neutral’, is that money well spent?