The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 9th June 2018


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  1. NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘Keiser Report: ‘Medici cycle’ in America’

    “In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the vicious ‘Medici cycle’ taking hold in America where corporate power begets political power begets abnormal profits begets more political power.

    In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson of about Aristocracy 2.0 in America and the rise of China and what is happening to that region economically.”

  2. ‘City Officials Struggle To Fend Off “Unstoppable Juggernaut” Of Chinese Homebuyers’

    “As we’ve pointed out time and time again, foreign – mainly Chinese – buyers seeking to park their ill-gotten gains beyond the reach of the Communist Party have – in addition to global capitals like New York City and London – favored a handful of cities in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Australia and New Zealand. Many of these cities – for example, Vancouver – have seen property values rise to levels that are unaffordable for local buyers.

    While the influx of capital helped fuel an economic recovery in the aftermath of the crisis, home values soon reached crisis levels that demanded action by local officials. Some places have tried to use taxes to deter foreign buyers. In some instances, the taxes worked – at least temporarily.

    But with the flow of buyers refusing to slow despite efforts by the Chinese government to stop money moving offshore, many of these cities are getting desperate. And after years of occasional headlines, it appears the crisis has finally become dire enough for the mainstream press to start paying attention…

  3. Where are the finger prints? Where are the horses hooves? Where is the evidence? Kiwi Blog, The Standard, Whale Oil and the New Zealand public in general talk about complex and serious issues like Russia gate as if they’re school yard dramas. They are not. It is the media taking sick minds and infecting healthy minds. When you talk about America, Trump and Clinton, you don’t need to be a judge to asses the state of the lowest common denominator. Stop this thing, do a little bit of reader has and grow a pair.

    Milking it: from cows to sheep
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    • Milking it: from cows to sheep 10′05″Country Life (08 Jun 2018)

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    Milking it: from cows to sheep
    From Country Life, 9:30 pm on 8 June 2018
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    Often when I’m driving around the lush green Waikato, lines from a childhood poem come to mind.
    Something about ‘Half the time they munch the grass and all the time they lay, down in the deep green meadow, the lazy month of May, a chewing, a mooing, to pass the time of day’.
    I’ll have to put some new lines in my head now, because Spring Sheep Milk, a partnership between Landcorp and SLC a boutique food marketing company from Auckland, is expanding from its Central Plateau base, to include two Waikato properties.
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    The company has over $12 million of government money to push the sheep milking industry forward in New Zealand, and is setting up two new farms: one a greenfield development with a set up cost of up to $3 million, one converting an existing cow dairy farm with a set up cost around $500,000.
    Spring Sheep’s Farm Business Manager Thomas Macdonald says the farms will be a “hybrid” model where animals will go between a large covered barn with open sides and grazing outdoors, depending on the season and feed requirements.
    The greenfield property near Cambridge has 850 sheep, about 300 will be lambing next month, ready for the new milking season in August. Genetically the sheep are a mix of East Friesian genetics, and Lacaune, a recently imported French milking breed.
    Both farms will be blueprints for others to follow, Mr Macdonald says.
    “The idea behind the pilot farm here is that it’s an open and transparent source of information for sheep milking. We are pioneering the model as farmers come on and as sheep milking becomes more and more viable land use in Waikato and New Zealand. There is a model here where lessons are being learnt and messages being shared amongst the wider farming community,” Thomas says.
    The sheep milk company has already learnt from its three seasons milking two thousand sheep near Reporoa and they’ve refined the milking model “a lot” he says.
    The main lessons are around milking sheep nutrition and using indoor and outdoor facilities.
    Thomas says the farms will be suitable for a typical “mum and dad dairy farm” and should be attractive to cow farmers who may struggle to meet forthcoming tighter environmental standards.

    Exciting times for the younger generation.
    “I love the new farming model. Developing and pioneering something new, particularly the environmental emphasis. It’s nice to know we’re not doing anything worse for the environment.”
    The sheep milk is spray dried at Food Waikato near Hamilton and goes to South East Asia as probiotic milk powders and calcium tablets.
    The industry wants to model itself on the highly successful NZ dairy goat scene where supply and demand have been carefully matched, keeping milk returns high.
    It won’t be a widespread land use, but it will be high value, Mr Macdonald says.

  5. We say; – we need the rail line opened to Gisborne as well

    Over the next month, the Government committee on zero carbon emissions bill will be travelling around the country talking about the Zero Carbon Bill so that as many New Zealanders as possible can join the conversation.

    CEAC will produce a submission to this event at the “Napier conference centre” on 19th June at between 5 to 7 pm on regional rail freight/passenger services as being a major contributor method at reducing carbon emissions in our zero carbon target policy in future.

    We have attached the ‘HB Today’ press article that yesterday widely covered on page four of our “20yr battle to save rail” submission that CEAC gave verbally and written to Napier City Council Long term plan two days ago (6th June) at the “Napier conference centre”. – That attached above article is worth a read.

    We welcome any partners/stakeholders into this event.

    Please advise if you can attend in support of your group attendance .

    We encourage another meeting with you again.

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    Over the next month, we will be travelling around the country talking about the Zero Carbon Bill so that as many New Zealanders as possible can join the conversation. Have a look at the times and places below to find one that suits you.
    Whangarei Friday 8 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei
    New Plymouth Monday 11 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Waitangi Room, Novotel New Plymouth Hobson, Hobson & Leach Streets, New Plymouth
    Hamilton Thursday 14 June 5.30pm – 7.30pm TBC
    Gisborne Monday 18 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC
    Hawke’s Bay Tuesday 19 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier
    Auckland Friday 22 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC
    Christchurch Monday 25 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC
    Dunedin Tuesday 26 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
    Invercargill Wednesday 27 June 5.00pm – 7.00pm Masonic Centre Venue, 80 Forth Street, Invercargill
    Nelson Tuesday 3 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm Old St John’s, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson
    Wellington Thursday 5 July 6.00pm – 8.00pm TBC
    Palmerston North TBC 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC
    Tauranga 9 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm Greerton Hall, 1263 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
    Rotorua 10 July 5.00pm – 7.00pm TBC

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