The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 22nd June 2018

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

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  1. OnceWasTIm says:

    Earth to @ Countryboy…..are you receiving…..over!
    Earth to @ Countryboy….do you read?…..over

    I’m interested in hearing your opinions on NAIT ( which, as I’ve just learnt, appears to be a privatised initiative on the tracking of livestock, and one that it’s becoming increasingly evident that the greedy don’t seem to see a need for, or maybe that they just can’t be fucked),

    and two:

    Your opinions on the state of Fonterra ( which seems to me to have become nothing like a ‘co-operative’ and which was corrupted by a neo-lib agenda – i.e. the ability for its owner/shareholders to ‘sell” the returns as shareholders to any outside party.

    In both cases, there seems to have been an appeal by what’s probably best described as your peers towards their greed.

    Now that’s been achieved, we have two opposing interests within what is now Fonterra. Nanny Herald has some superficial kind of analysis going on, but better we hear from the perspective in whatever floral language you like your witness of whatever is actually happening.

  2. Siobhan says:

    “Labour MP Stuart Nash pulls out of his own fundraiser citing attacks on Labour by friend and right-wing lobbyist Matthew Hooton” which is clearly completely new and inexplicable behaviour from Hooton and therefore understandably shocking to poor Stuart.

  3. savenz says:

    When they stared charging water separately from the rates it was supposed to transform Auckland’s water into 21 century with no sewerage going into the sea.

    Instead they took the money, and have not separated the pipes and applying to keep polluting for another 35 years. Even if they do separate the pipes, there is growing pollution from the diesel and pollution of the wastewater due to the very poor planning in every area from transport to housing in Auckland council and the government.

    In spite of all the growing problems local and central government stubbornly refuse to acknowledge they did this to make a short term buck out of immigration and leave the mess to the residents to clean up (or price them out as it seems to be turning out).

    Opposition grows to pumping sewage into Waitemata Harbour near the harbour bridge

    I guess Jacinda’s baby will not get to swim in the oceans around her house as by the time she grows up that will not be possible by the look of things.

    Like transport it is not just money that is needed. Water care needs to be de corporatised into an organisation that answers to the people, has a clear mandate to stop pollution and does not have any salaries over $300k. Less managers and a smaller more expert team to do the job instead of send out glossy pamphlets every month saying what a great job they do and asking for more money.

    Apparently we need all the migrants to build the houses and drive the trucks a big driver of pollution. Weird though they are now saying that they will sell the new apartments we apparently needed for the housing crisis they caused by lazy immigration, to foreign buyers and we need more truck drivers.

    Wouldn’t mandating electric buses and trucks be a start to avoid pollution and not allowing foreigners to buy here so they can be bought by people living in this country permanently and paying taxes in most cases or at least having a 20% tax on foreign house sales aka Vancouver ? (Against richer foreign students or satellite families who don’t pay taxes)..

    Reminds me of ‘Animal farm’ where they over throw the oppression of men for the pigs to start taking their doctrines and actually being worse.

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