The Daily Blog Open Mic – 9th February 2023

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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    Humans aren’t up to the standards of business efficiency and the commercial imperative.
    I think robots are needed here. Humans are too high maintenance.

    This google question – What is imperative need in business ethics? WTF. Can ethics and business imperative jostle in a meaningful sentence? I think it would have to have spandex woven in.

  2. Maybe if it’s still working, don’t try to fix it, you pollies bitten by folie de grandeur.
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed what pundits have predicted for weeks: the plan for a public media entity has been scrapped – before they even settled on a name for it.
    It’s the second time in five years Labour’s backed away from its public media policy, leaving RNZ and TVNZ in limbo again – along with less-heralded overhauls of the media.

    • This could/should have been relatively simple. Unfortunately they made a complete pig’s ear out of it all.
      I think the big thing people became annoyed about was the usual overspend on consultants, the usual preoccupation with marketing and branding, and the fact that as a merged entity, we’d still be left with one of the most over-managed public media systems in the world. An enterage of highly paid, unproductive managerialist hangers on when the trougher salaries they receive better put to actual content production.
      (Maori Television eventually got started on a shoestring by comparison – despite some obstructive behaviour from those in the Colonial Office at the time. Thanks in big part to Mark Bullen and Craig Soper – both having really good bullshit detectors)

      There is more than one way to skin a cat but I doubt it’ll happen. The problem at the moment is to do with BOTH the structure, and the people – especially at TVNZ, but also to a lesser extent RNZ.

  3. Wresting land from the people and the returns from it from those who live in and around it, is that something simple or is there a course in financial finagling at busyness school?

    Trees make men drool, as diamonds are supposed to do for women.
    And land belongs to those who can hold it and maintain control, these days with legal documents.
    Perpetual leasing is an arrangement dating back to 1910, which allows those occupying Māori landblocks an endless right to renewal at rates which are generally well below market value.
    The result of a government clerical error, it has locked up about 26,000 hectares of land – a thorn in the side of Māori landowners across the country.
    Other constraints include rent being fixed for 21-year periods at between 4 and 5 percent of its unimproved value, depending on whether it is urban or rural…

  4. Looks like Paul Majurey and eke Panuku are in the firing line again!

    The Floods! Building on flood plains! Regeneration/Gentrification planning fuck ups. All on his watch and with his peoples sign off.


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