The Daily Blog Open Mic – 21st November 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. Aucklands Downtown city carpark fiasco is starting to cook!
    Eke Panuku along with a few councilors tried to sell off the lease for the carpark building cheap to Precinct developers and got caught out! So what did Precinct do? They upped their offer by a lazy $60m to a total of $100m!!
    They’re still $100m shy of what its worth and transport conditions need to be reinstated as per the conditions that were originally
    part of the terms for the original procurement process.

    Or maybe a auditors review or Judicial Review is needed to find out what really is going on?

    Tourist operators may stamp their feet in rage at not being able to swallow up all the bits of NZ/AO they want. People who have money should have the right to go around and gape at everything they want, sample anything, try out anything – because they are the lords and ladies with wealth and in the world we have created, or have seen created around us, money is all.

    Whether it is the bottom of the sea, far into space, over the sensitive Antarctic; the wealthy who have more than they need have the right to observe places, others, as if on a petri dish. If you think this sounds sour, just try thinking about it. Tourism when we know the world is finite, spreading disease, insects, congestion, pollution and that money can go to people needing it to help create local business, with limited tourism. Humans what do they believe in, what are they good for? Do we know about ourselves, do we ever questions ourselves as to value and gratitude for our lives as a thing?
    July.2023 Above all, the prospect of collapse is an opportunity. Just like a life-threatening illness, it should stop us in our tracks, to fundamentally re-evaluate what really matters in our lives. For most of us, it will be sustenance, warmth, connection with those we love, and the ability to find joy and laughter in everyday things. We can have all this with much simpler lives which don’t cost the earth.
    Dr Catherine Knight
    Dr Catherine Knight is an award-winning writer and policy practitioner who has published several books on the environment, including Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand”…

    It is very hard to run a NZ made business here in NZ. These people have tried but they are up against a giant stumbling block, as the economic and business system does not run for local business any more – production is so dominated by cheap, big factory runs etc elsewhere in the world.

    NZs don’t try to support local enough, also money is being siphoned off into housing inflation which has a special niche in our economy that is calculated separately from other costs to us ordinaries, wages are being forced down by few union rights, deliberately swamping the country with foreign students, who can work to help pay for their training/educating, and so fewer jobs at lower incomes for home-grown. Also disillusionment and also social non-welfare that cares not for people who finish jobs but have no money to carry them over rill the next, and have to swing across virtual ravines like monkeys, between one job finishing and another starting or benefits beginning again, and all of them likely to be paying below the cost of living

    KILT is a New Zealand made and designed apparel manufacturer and retailer. We started in 2000 as the brain child of Business Woman of the Year Melissa Williams when there were minimal New Zealand made clothing options designed for Kiwi women.
    KILT Clothing – LinkedIn
    LinkedIn New Zealand › company › kilt-clothing-ltd


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