The Daily Blog Open Mic – 17th September 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. Can Maori especially with facial tattoos or moku not do anything except eating sleeping and looking after themselves and whanau in a reasonably law-abiding manner until the election. Te Parti Maori are working hard to get a better outcome, for Maori, in their own way. Labour Maori Caucus also.

    It is not helpful for further, future movement to sustainability at a fairer level for all if… love- me or hate-me images get flashed up before the public because of Maori violence or theft and the outcome will surely be Not love them.

  2. Interesting background into some of whom run this country with long levers/

    Where grounded police personnel could be drawn from, at least for terms of fixed length:

    Newspaper companies struggling to keep their role and businesses alive, and we hope they may do so without just being hubs for property speculators, and happy retirement homes investors!

    Finally, an example of what those with money and power aim for – or so it seems to those who are fellow travellers – a lesson on how to attempt to have your cake and eat it too. Can it be done successfully? Scientific tests will indicate percentages in due time.

  3. This is the result of an authoritarian government. This is about the USA which has stood against many drugs. They wouldn’t have had such bad stats if handled differently with no strict rigid forbiddance or prevention approaches.

    We have tried to be more harm-lessening but we still hold out against cannabis. I think because we are in bed with the alcohol producers. But a thought hen Myers? sold to Japan it would come within trade agreements. And we have such enveloping ones, we can’t limit business with laws that would limit their profitability. So there are a number of wretched difficulties to prevent good and sensible freeing of legislation.

    Beer – our favourite drink, like babies we guzzle; the profit we gifted to overseas companies.
    … Myers devoted much of his time to supporting the reforms begun in 1984 by the Fourth Labour Government. As vice-chairman of the New Zealand Business Roundtable from the mid-1980s (and later chairman) he advocated fearlessly for liberal economic and social policies.
    Though he was one of the richest men in New Zealand, Myers was passionately committed to improving the country’s economic performance for the good of all Kiwis….

    2017 ( Sir Douglas Myers died in 2017 and this piece has interesting background.)

    (Further in 2017 – Charlies was a great NZ juice innovation but not for long. We sell our successful businesses overseas so this country has no ‘substance’.)
    The $25 million craft beer deal
    New Zealand Herald › …
    16 Pēp 2017 — Lion, the local unit of Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings, will pay as much as $25.1 million for its newly acquired Panhead Custom Ales.
    Unsatisfied with its $129.3 million takeover of NZX-listed juice maker Charlie’s, Japanese brewing giant Asahi has confirmed it will spend another $1.5 billion buying Papakura-based Independent Liquor.

    One industry source described the price as “staggering”, but did not expect the acquisition to change the dynamics of this country’s liquor industry.
    But the purchase does mean the transtasman alcohol firm, founded in Auckland in 1987 and best known for its RTDs (ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages), will lose the last vestiges of its New Zealand ownership.

    It will also consolidate the dominance of overseas – particularly Asian – companies in this country’s liquor industry.
    Newmarket-based brewing firm Lion is owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings, while DB Breweries belongs to Singapore-listed Asia Pacific Breweries, which is part-owned by Dutch beer maker Heineken.

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