Tag Archives: Stuff

Whoops I ran out of electricity — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Cities and towns across the North Island were plunged into darkness on one of the coldest nights of the year, after nationwide demand for electricity reached an all-time high.Power generation failed to meet demand across New Zealand on Monday evening. Tens of thousands of households were affected by mass power cuts as a…

via Whoops I ran out of electricity — Kiwiblog

Who are the mystery Maori Party funders? — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Māori Party has been referred to the police by the Electoral Commission after failing to declare almost $330,000 in donations to the Commission.Any donations of over $30,000 received within a 12-month period have to declared to the Commission within 10 working days.But three large donations to the Māori Party from 2020 were…

via Who are the mystery Maori Party funders? — Kiwiblog

WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Stuff reported: Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has been accused of “delay tactics” and seeking “political cover” after he suggested a proposal to give iwi voting rights on council committees should be taken to the public.A representative from each of Wellington’s two iwi will be given voting rights on all but one city council committee from…

via WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Amsterdam wants to ban tourists from its marijuana shops — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 11 January 2021Family First Comment: Oh! Not so successful then?“The plan, backed by local police and prosecutors, is aimed at tackling the flow of hard drugs and organised crime linked to the marijuana trade.” In an effort to clean up its image, Amsterdam aims to restrict a key tourist attraction: its coffee shops.…

via Amsterdam wants to ban tourists from its marijuana shops — Family First NZ

Stay@home: The decline of the stay-at-home parent — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 28 December 2020Family First Comment: “Society has way more anxiety, we’ve basically got a pandemic of anxiety and depression amongst our teenagers, that’s a multifaceted thing but I think the loss of an at home parent in the first 1000 days of life is a big driver.”Exactly! When you have a week-old baby in…

via Stay@home: The decline of the stay-at-home parent — Family First NZ

Stuff’s 2021 predictions — Kiwiblog

Stuff has made their annual predictions. I’ve copied them below, along with my comments on them. Facing serious pressure on housing prices, Labour will extend the Bright Line Test, arguing this doesn’t qualify as a new tax – just a new way to crack down on people avoiding paying their fair share. DPF: agree they…

via Stuff’s 2021 predictions — Kiwiblog

Stuff’s “Our Truth” Is Part-Farce Part-Comedy — The BFD

The execrable “Our Truth” section of self-flagellating Stuff exposing their past ‘racism’ is part-farce, part-comedy. Belting out the beaut idea just a couple of weeks ago the racism-hunters cited “One front-page article from the 1800s” which reported, ‘”For an inferior race, coming in contact with one greatly superior, there are generally but two possible and…

via Stuff’s “Our Truth” Is Part-Farce Part-Comedy — The BFD

Go Woke, Go Broke – but Stuff Already Has! — The BFD

Karl du Fresne correctly identifies just how woke and pathetic Stuff has become in the wake of their cringing apology for being racist. Unwittingly, or perhaps wittingly, they have smeared thousands of ex-staff and owners over the decades with their virtue signalling apology. As Bob Jones pointed out we may have witnessed the “greatest commercial…

via Go Woke, Go Broke – but Stuff Already Has! — The BFD

McCarten and Bradbury plan a doxxing campaign — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: t’s a serene, sunny Sunday summer’s morning in the suburbs. Only birdsong and the odd lawnmower punctuate the serenity. Then a flame-red truck rolls around the corner and disgorges a uniformed squad of union activists, who leaflet-drop your neighbours, chant, sing, and organise a picket line at your front fence.This, says, Matt McCarten,…

via McCarten and Bradbury plan a doxxing campaign — Kiwiblog

Government Losing Control of the Housing Market? — The BFD

It is amazing what rubbish you read in the mainstream media these days. Take these statements, issued by none other than our favourite source of ‘truth’, Stuff: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to defend herself against attacks from the Right and the Left on Tuesday morning as criticism mounted that the Government was losing…

via Government Losing Control of the Housing Market? — The BFD

The supermarket study — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Supermarkets will be subjected to a year-long “market study” by the Commerce Commission to see if they are offering consumers fair prices and their suppliers a fair deal. Those two things are somewhat contradictory. The better the deal for suppliers, then the higher the prices are for consumers. Groceries are one of our…

via The supermarket study — Kiwiblog

Labour’s priority – put up taxes before Christmas! — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Government’s income tax changes will be legislated before Christmas and come into force on April 1 next year.Labour campaigned on creating a new tax bracket for income earned over $180,000. The party proposed to tax income earned above $180,000 at 39 per cent. New Zealand is still in a recession and Labour’s priority…

via Labour’s priority – put up taxes before Christmas! — Kiwiblog

Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A maximum four-year parliamentary term, lowering the five per cent threshold and abolishing the coat-tail rule could be on the way as part of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement. A four year term is a great idea but must be decided by referendum, not MPs. There is a case to lower the 5% threshold, but…

via Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Marxist faction in Greens target Chloe, Sage and Shaw — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A small group of left-wing Green Party members want co-leader James Shaw, as well as high profile MP Chlöe Swarbrick and Minister Eugenie Sage out of Parliament by placing them in an unwinnable position on the party list. The Green Party is currently drawing up its party list for the 2020 election. The ranking of the list is…

via Marxist faction in Greens target Chloe, Sage and Shaw — Kiwiblog

Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Proposed hate speech laws for New Zealand are imminent.Justice Minister Andrew Little told Stuff the Government is bringing forward changes around hate speech, but shaping a law had taken time.A number of options were now “working their way through” the cabinet process, he said.“The review of our hate speech laws are in the final stages. I…

via Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Abortion and men: ‘It’s traumatic for everybody’ — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 9 March 2020Family First Comment: “Each time, the decision was made by John and his partner together, based on various circumstances. But that didn’t make it easier. “It’s a hell of a tough call, whichever way you go. It’s bloody traumatic for everybody. It should never be one person’s decision, if possible … When you’re…

via Abortion and men: ‘It’s traumatic for everybody’ — Family First NZ

Shane will be shaking with fear — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Government coalition partner Shane Jones was both “loose” and “wrong” in saying Indian students were ruining academic institutions.Jones, NZ First MP and minister for regional economic development, said “unfettered” immigration was out of control on Newshub Nation on Saturday, referring to everyone who “comes here from New Delhi”. This second broadside against New Zealand’s Indian community in recent months earned Jones a rebuke…

via Shane will be shaking with fear — Kiwiblog

An insightful look at the NZ First Foundation — Kiwiblog

Luke Malpass at Stuff writes: The New Zealand First Foundation is an entirely different beast. Set up in 2017, its trustees are former NZ First MP and party president Doug Woolerton, and NZ First’s judicial officer and Winston Peters’ personal lawyer Brian Henry.On the evidence collected by Stuff and other media, it effectively acts as a second…

via An insightful look at the NZ First Foundation — Kiwiblog

A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is emphatically denying he or any of his MPs sent covert photos of reporters investigating the NZ First Foundation to a Whale Oil-linked blog.The photos, which emerged on BFD blog last week, showed Stuff and RNZ reporters – who have been looking into the mysterious NZ…

via A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Green Party opposes the changes on the grounds New Zealand shouldn’t allow bodyguards and security staff from other countries to carry firearms. Justice spokeswoman Golriz Ghahraman said existing laws should be enough to provide for security of visitors during APEC. This is just being silly. New Zealand will not be eligible to host…

via Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

Adern’s Sloppiness with English is Damaging to Society — The BFD

 

Under this headline “Laziness, United States and our own prime minister to blame for regression of English language” Karl du Fresne wrote an opinion piece on Stuffed last week: “The year just passed was notable for the supplanting of the letter T by D in spoken English, so that we got authoridy in place of…

via Adern’s Sloppiness with English is Damaging to Society — The BFD

A change in approach by political media? — Your NZ

Here’s a sign of at least recognition that political media coverage should improve. Tracy Watkins (Stuff): The election is nearly here – let’s strip it back to what really matters So what’s the moral of the story? That so much of the political discourse these days is seen to be more focused on the game […]

via A change in approach by political media? — Your NZ

Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 9 January 2020Family First Comment: Superb article warning of financial conflicts of interest by those arguing for legalisation of cannabis…“In the ongoing public discussion of New Zealand’s decision on cannabis it is valuable to hear all perspectives, but when these reflect only major corporate vested interests it would be reasonable to expect an indication…

via Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

ACT wants university funding tied to free speech — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A libertarian politician wants to cut funding to universities that don’t protect free speech.ACT leader David Seymour has announced he has written the Education (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill, taking aim at universities that don’t take the right steps to protect freedom of expression on their campuses, something Seymour has accused Massey University…

via ACT wants university funding tied to free speech — Kiwiblog

Stuff/YouGov poll: Labour 41%, National 38% — Your NZ

Stuff have started political polling again, this time with YouGov, who are new to New Zealand polling. With no record to give any idea how they compare to other polls analysis of this poll should be even more cautious than normal (not that media or parties treat polls as they should). Labour 41% National 38% […]

via Stuff/YouGov poll: Labour 41%, National 38% — Your NZ

Danyl on the Winston donation scandal — Kiwiblog

Danyl McL writes: Stuff doesn’t name the donors in the document – one source has told me that both Winston Peters and the donors could be horribly embarrassed if identities were made public. But Stuff says the foundation received 26 donations of $325,900 in just a five month period, adding: “Donors to the foundation include…

via Danyl on the Winston donation scandal — Kiwiblog

Another Labour promise in crisis — Kiwiblog

Thomas Coughlan at Stuff reports: Another flagship Labour policy, Auckland’s light rail, is in crisis as deep divisions are revealed over a potential cost blowout of billions of dollars amid delays.Firms involved in the project say the problems have cost them millions of dollars and are wrecking New Zealand’s business reputation. So a total clusterf**k. Newly…

via Another Labour promise in crisis — Kiwiblog

Why the Government is unlikely to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ anytime soon — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 20 October 2019Family First Comment: Good decision!“The committee said it was important that people with questions about their sexuality or gender identity were able to seek advice from people such as a professional counsellor, family and friends, or members of their religious community.”Exactly. The Government has been advised to delay making a decision on whether to…

via Why the Government is unlikely to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ anytime soon — Family First NZ

The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has lashed out at the Labour Party, saying the coalition partner has not acted in good faith.Peters, the leader of New Zealand First, has also said that Justice Minister Andrew Little should not have been surprised to learn that the party would push for a referendum on abortion…

via The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

Will there be an abortion referendum? — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Justice Minister Andrew Little says he will not be doing a deal with NZ First that would lead to a referendum on proposed abortion law reform.On Tuesday, NZ First leader Winston Peters hinted that his party may only support the Government’s abortion changes if they go to a binding referendum.Little said regardless of what NZ First…

via Will there be an abortion referendum? — Kiwiblog