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Old 20th June 2020, 13:31     #961
Ab
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I mean, yea. I get it, on a whole bunch of different levels. I'll even agree with you that not only does it look dodgy, but is actually actively shitty. But this is the political world we live in, and what would you have us do? Vote National back in? In these conditions?
Complain about it. Tell people that what Labour is doing is actively shitty. Write to your MP.
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Old 20th June 2020, 18:23     #962
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Complain about it. Tell people that what Labour is doing is actively shitty. Write to your MP.
I don't really have much of a social life, so there aren't that many people that my complaints would really make any difference to, but I have emailed MPs about it.
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Old 20th June 2020, 18:29     #963
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Good on you.
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Old 20th June 2020, 19:14     #964
Nothing
 
My email:
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"I'm writing out of concern for the Māori media sector. Several friends of mine have expressed concern to me that the actions labour is taking with Māori media will reduce the diversity of providers available in that sector of the media market, at a time when diversity of voices is likely to be important. One friend described these actions as 'actively shitty'.

https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/19-06-...ment-minister/

I urge you to explore other options, rather than centralising Māori media into a single service."
Response from Nanaia Mahuta:
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"Tena Koe

This is not the case and the core aspiration is to ensure that the Maori Media ecosystem is better positioned for the reality that we are now facing. That is a rapidly changing environment where audiences are consuming content on multiple digital platforms alongside liner television.

The discussion document maintains a focus on te reo Māori revitalisation, focussing more on quality content creation, being informed by audience demand, supporting the growth of the digital sector and enabling the diversity of news to support the role of Iwi radio in this new environment alongside many other things.

I am hosting several engagements on line in relation to the range of options being discussed and I welcome feedback.

Those independent producers who have been critical of the options are engaging with this important discussion because they all acknowledge that the status quo is not sufficient.

Thanks for your email.

Nanaia Mahuta
Minister for Maori Development
edit: What really amazes me is that I got a response within an hour of sending the email. That has never happened to me with an MP before.

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Old 22nd June 2020, 08:41     #965
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I still have problems with her partner being her 1st cousin (Flashbacks to Homo Erectus...). But you have to say one thing about Labour - they go for diversity!

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Old 22nd June 2020, 19:48     #966
Ab
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A fair number of people still seem to think Jacinda is best placed to run the country, as opposed to Todd:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...s-mullermehtum
I quite like having Jacinda as PM in a time of disasters. I think the government she leads is full of lightweights, disaster-prone incompetents, and corrupt parasites.
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Old 22nd June 2020, 22:59     #967
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I think the government she leads is full of lightweights, disaster-prone incompetents, and corrupt parasites.
So, politicians, then.
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Old 22nd June 2020, 23:52     #968
Lightspeed
 
I hate to start a sentence with "I mean..." but... I mean... do you guys experience much difference elsewhere?

At least in my work life I've found positions are about as likely to be filled by someone adequately competent as not. Senior positions filled by a mix of the competent, and those who have successfully exploited our power structures often through completely arbitrary means.
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Old 23rd June 2020, 21:33     #969
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Lucky to be working with a bunch of extremely competent people in their various areas - only becomes not as good when they step out of their zones but seem to be smart enough to recognize that.

The joys of working in a small agile business.

Well.. always possible that I'm the incompetent...

All that aside yes I have seen what you're talking about.
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Old 24th June 2020, 17:03     #970
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disaster-prone incompetents
Speaking of Phil Twyford, I see the glorious Auckland Light Rail project has been, well, Phil Twyford.
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Old 25th June 2020, 02:43     #971
Lightspeed
 
While David Clark endears himself less and less, I'm not sure the claim Bloomfield was the de facto Minister of Health has sound basis.

I certainly was grateful to hear from a working expert rather than a politician. Much preferable to a politician trying to keep their position, which is the job we charge politicians with.

It'd be great if our politicians could be more like Bloomfield, but we don't vote that way.
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Old 25th June 2020, 03:04     #972
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Speaking of Phil Twyford, I see the glorious Auckland Light Rail project has been, well, Phil Twyford.
There appears to be still some hope:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...will-be-funded

Something has to be done.
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Old 2nd July 2020, 14:39     #973
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David Clark resigns as Health Minister
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Old 2nd July 2020, 16:13     #974
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Much has been said (well, in the Herald) about Jacinda doing her Facebook live video from Premier house, and their being a chalkboard with scribbles, and the re-use of the cabinet chairs. No-one mentioned the most Aunty Cindy thing ever - clothes drying rack in the living room!
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Old 2nd July 2020, 18:57     #975
Lightspeed
 
You know, I have no clue who Kelvin Davis is. I thought Robertson was Deputy Leader of Labour.
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Old 2nd July 2020, 19:15     #976
Ab
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dats wacist
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Old 2nd July 2020, 19:28     #977
Lightspeed
 
Is he the guy that gets shit down while the PM puts on a good show?

D'oh, that's sexism too.
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Old 6th July 2020, 09:12     #978
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Yeah, hes probably the least publicised Deputy Leader.
Because you have Peters as Deputy PM, then Robertson as Finance (which is usually more public that the DL.

But in saying that, who was the Deputy Leader of National in the JK administration. Was it actually English? I thought it was, again he was Finance.
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Old 6th July 2020, 10:56     #979
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He was DPM but also MoF. Finance was just his portfolio. Key had Tourism while being PM.
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Old 6th July 2020, 14:10     #980
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Could somebody please send out a search party and locate Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis?

I don't mean that literally. I know where he spent last week - at Parliament - which makes his absence from the Government's public response all the more gobsmacking.

The tourism sector is imploding, countless jobs are being lost, and many are left with a feeling of uncertainty.

We have seen the finance, education, media and social development ministers all head to the main podium to be held to account. But not Davis.

I know why. Davis struggles in front of the camera. There are no easy answers to this unprecedented crisis, and it takes a consummately skilled communicator to stand in the Beehive Theatrette, live on television, and answer questions when there are often no answers.

Davis proved an utter train wreck when he assumed the position of acting prime minister a few years ago. The Government can't afford to wheel him out again to flunk and fluster his way through a 40-minute press conference on the country's biggest export earner - his portfolio - tourism.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...d-him-the-most
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