The Daily Blog Open Mic – 10th 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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  1. Thousands of street lamps in Wellington are suffering metal fatigue and failing.

    They’re estimated to weigh about 15 kilogrammes and are certainly something that would cause serious injury or death if they were to hit someone.

    So what is the Wellington City Council’s response?

    City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said there was no way of knowing where amongst the 17,000 lamps around Wellington the bad batch had ended up, and council staff couldn’t realistically check every single one. He urged people to keep an eye on the lamps and report any that seemed to be drooping.

    What a joke.

    They (the City Council) could potentially have blood on their hands and plan to do little about it.

    • I suppose its impacting on prostitution and their business? I’m sure tory family will fix it because its a alphabet/gender issue which have priority over everything. Enjoy another rates increase! 15% before the rates bills get sent out this year!

    • It is interesting to try and see a clear way to needs and remedies.
      I read The Chairman about the street lamps randomly? faulty, and thought of Henny Penny and ‘the sky is falling’ tale. which will likely come to pass. I looked it up on google and every man/woman and dog has had a go at telling the moral and attributing it, sometimes to someone quite modern like Disney, under the name Chicken Little.

      Chicken Little is a 1943 short film created by Walt Disney during World War II… The short was based on the European folk tale “Henny Penny”, known in the United States as “Chicken Little”. It is an anti-Nazi film showing the evils of mass hysteria.
      Chicken Little (1943 film) – Wikipedia · › wiki › Chicken

      This is just an excursion into human deviousness and distractibility showing how we can be diverted from an important concern when it suits authorities; when the need for their attention to flaws in the system is an obvious preventative. Folk tales can be handy and instructive – here think of the Dutch boy plugging the hole in the dyke against the sea, with his thumb. In a special publication of this, the story goes that when the boy was found he was chastised for staying away from home by his parents and authorities!

    • This ain’t as simple as it looks, or as Maclean himself may even know. Wellington Electricity is owned by the richest man in Hong King, 23rd richest man in the world. Get onto Worksafe. I prefer not to say more but Worksafe will provide instant support in a provable dangerous situation, such as old uncapped power poles causing dangerous situations. Dealing with WE is like swimming with sharks, but the long established Wellington sparkies know the local history and the trouble spots, even if the WCC doesn’t.

      • I think when the pollies and their deviants were considering a step change for NZ and juggling with us, all up in the air, we were being compared with Singapore. But they were pretty tight and right there and very successful, and it was thought that might be more effective and authoritarian than we could stand so Hong Kong refugees were encouraged to bring their money here before PRC took them back as per legal agreement.

    • Shit aluminium on the bracket end. The fittings elsewhere, such as in Paekakariki are more hardy and not prone to the same failure. And I wouldn’t believe a bloody word McLean said. The ultimate spin doctor bullshit artist

    • Well he was a British official and has decided to live in the colonies, and should have the right to throw his weight around. How many people has he shot at or killed in his lifetime. Sounds a bit like a junior David Gray. Is that how police officers act when they don’t get obeyed immediately. I hope his children, if any, don’t resort to a hit and then a claim of force majeure on the playground.

      Did he think of going back to the Council and asking for another meeting and a timeline for action? Will he have to pay the difference between what the trees were expected to bring to the Council fully grown and now?

      When I have to hang on to the phone trying to get the Council for an extended time what should I do? So far I have meekly complained about the choice of music played repetitively? My rates have gone up 18% and I have had annoying works in my street for months. and a neighbour’s two pedigree cats have been run over. It isn’t good enough!!

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