The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday – 16th April 2021


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

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  1. Live Science, A million of tons of nuclear wastewater to be dumped in Pacific

    Japan’s government announced on Tuesday (April 13) that it will dump more than a million tons of contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, beginning in two years.

    Roughly 1.25 million tons (1.13 million metric tons) of water have accumulated around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan since 2011, after a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the region. The twin disasters killed nearly 20,000 people, according to NPR, and caused meltdowns in three of the plant’s six reactors, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. (More at the link)

    • Sad, of course we all knew the Japanese government would eventually dump the contaminated wastewater into the sea and the world would let them.

      So much for ‘safe’ nuclear. No such thing, especially during climate change.

      List of nuclear power accidents by country

      As well as nuclear being the most expensive power to produce, produces contaminated waste that has to be disposed of, as well as the large list of disasters above.

  2. Government and NZ business and institutions spends so much time helping non NZ citizens that they can’t be bothered helping NZ students.

    AUT can’t even notice it’s own bullying staff. Canterbury can’t notice it’s own students dead body. But the media and institutions spend copious amounts of resources helping foreign students succeed and it seems to be at the expense of local students with our poor results.

    Too many resources and decisions being made against NZ rules.

    If this smart kid returns to her home country, other posibilities can occur, aka she can help her own country and help her own people and gain scholarships and support from Vietnam. Lucky her, she is gifted, the world is her oyster and I’d like to see NZ putting more help to our own gifted and not so gifted students.

    There is nothing stopping this gifted teenager having a few years in her own country and then reapplying to NZ under the rules!

    ‘Penalised for being too smart for her age’: No pathway to remain in NZ for girl who will be just 15 when she graduates

    In addition a lot of these foreign students gain NZ permanent residency/citizenship and then go off overseas and work there anyway while their parents who are poor with few skills, remain in NZ! NZ seems to be pouring resources into too many foreign nationals living here while ignoring our own who are suffering.


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