Winston’s arrogant smug Parliament Speech is riddled with conspiracy theories and bile because Winston is the new King of the Conspiracy Swamp Kingdom that allowed him to scrape back over the 5% threshold and haunt us all with Qanon conspiracy theories masquerading as legitimate social policy. This Hard Right Government has turned us from New Zealand into Q Zealand because the feral antivaxx movement are deeply entrenched within NZ First and have pushed crazy conspiracies to the forefront of our national policy platform. We should all feel deeply embarrassed about becoming Q Zealand. TDB Recommends NewzEngine.comIncreasingly having independent opinion in a mainstream media environment which mostly echo one another has become more important than ever, so if you value having an independent voice going into this pandemic and 2020 election – please donate here. If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media.
December 09, 2023 00:26 UTC
Emma Raducanu's return destination is set and it can be perhaps seen as a puzzling one at that in the ASB Classic in Auckland from January 1-7, 2024. The belief was that the slippy indoor courts played a part which she was forced to play on due to heavy rain. Also read Emma Raducanu's tennis return set for ASB Classic in Auckland as road to 2024 Australian Open beginsIt was a setback that she never quite recovered from needing surgery on both wrists and her ankle in the middle of the year. "So to be stopped by a freak injury, rolling an ankle, is pretty disappointing, in the first week as well. All in all though, it could've been a necessary evil as such for Raducanu, with a stacked field in Brisbane and the United Cup limiting options for her in terms of her tennis return.
December 08, 2023 17:02 UTC
Esk Valley couple waiting for insurance payoutCyclone Gabrielle flooded the Esk Valley home of Mackenzie Wiig and fiancé Michaela Tait. They are living in limbo as they wait to see what sort of pay out they will receive. Video / Warren Buckland
December 08, 2023 15:48 UTC
New York Stock Exchange published this video item, entitled “Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) Rings The Closing Bell®” – below is their description. The New York Stock Exchange welcomes the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative to the podium. To honor the occasion of their participation at AIChE’s 2023 Gala, Darlene Schuster, Executive Director and CEO, will ring The Closing Bell®. New York Stock Exchange YouTube ChannelGot a comment? Please note comments are moderated before publication.
December 08, 2023 12:48 UTC
A young Kiwi dad died after falling face down in sand while walking his toddler on the beach. Andrew Bradshaw, 25, was found unresponsive on Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu, north of Wellington by a member of the public with his young daughter Skyla by his side. “Andre Bradshaw (Skyla’s Dad) passed away suddenly on the 28th of June 2023. We are still unsure of why he passed,” the mother of his daughter Skyla, Meya Cameron, wrote. “Andre passed away doing what he loved the most and that was walking on the beach with Skyla and Skyla witnessed it.
December 08, 2023 11:10 UTC
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December 08, 2023 10:45 UTC
Written By: notices and features - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 8th, 2023 - 22 commentsCategories: Daily review - Tags:Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …Share this: FacebookLinkedInRedditPinterestMastodonTwitterPrintEmail
December 08, 2023 10:35 UTC
Nelson, December 8: A young man from New Zealand's Nelson pleaded guilty for video recording himself having sex with a drunk teenager and posting it to a Snapchat group named "Lads Night". The young man who was 19 at that time intoxicated the victim to the point where she could hardly comprehend what was happening. He then filmed the whole act without the consent of the girl and shared it with the Snapchat group. He then released the video on the Snapchat group and accidentally posted it to his Snapchat story feed, which was broadcasted to all his followers. Punjab Shocker: Drunk Man Attempts To Rape 7-Year-Old Girl in Ludhiana; Booked.
December 08, 2023 09:28 UTC
The news is fading from sight on big social media platforms – where does that leave journalism? Social media has killed the Fourth Estate and mutated citizens into conspiracy theorists! By suppressing real journalism for mutated conspiracies, the social media networks are undermining our shared sense of reality for addictive clickbait fuelled by hate algorithms. Social media is still so new, I feel like it could turn out to have as many negative health effects as tobacco. If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media.
December 08, 2023 09:11 UTC
The section is a four-metre-wide designed pathway for walkers and cyclists from State Highway 16 and Bridge Avenue to Roberts Field. […..] HOTC does do many good things, including Restaurant Month, Art in the City and a range of Christmas events. 🌳ℹ️ https://t.co/19iBocalaO#progressakl @AklTransport pic.twitter.com/Nm8lbFgSSF — Auckland Council (@AklCouncil) December 7, 2023Auckland is AwesomeA neat article from Radio NZ. Kiran Patel has been publishing the weekly e-newsletter Auckland is Awesome for the past year. A great little video from Melbourne:And on the same theme, a catchy musical number from Ireland:Have a great weekend.
December 08, 2023 08:01 UTC
Winston’s arrogant smug Parliament Speech is riddled with conspiracy theories and bile because Winston is the new King of the Conspiracy Swamp Kingdom that allowed him to scrape back over the 5% threshold and haunt us all with Qanon conspiracy theories masquerading as legitimate social policy. I don’t think people grasp yet how crazy shit is going to get now that Winston is reliant on the Conspiracy Swamp Kingdom electorate. TDB Recommends NewzEngine.comAs real news journalism is strangled off on social media…The news is fading from sight on big social media platforms – where does that leave journalism? Because being in the news business but relying on social media platforms and search engines has become very risky. If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media.
December 07, 2023 10:11 UTC
They cut their three year offer by -55 bps to 5.55%, and their four year rate by -10 bps to the same level. TOP END INDICATIONFonterra raised its milk price forecast by +25c to the range $7 to $8/kgMS, or a mid-point of $7.50/kgMS. And the NZ Government 10 year bond rate is holding, up +1 bp at 4.93%, while the earlier RBNZ fixing was at 4.87% which was up +3 bps today. EQUITIES RETREAT FURTHERThe NZX50 is heading for a minor -0.1% retreat in late trade today. Daily swap rates Select chart tabs 1 year % 2 years % 3 years % 4 years % 5 years % 7 years % 10 years % Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMA Opening daily rate Source: NZFMAThis soil moisture chart is animated here.
December 07, 2023 09:25 UTC
A disabled child has been asked to leave an early childhood centre in New Zealand after his family requested a standing and walking frame to improve his independence. Wolf Greene was asked to leave an early childhood centre. "I would suggest you transfer to one of the other early intervention providers here in Christchurch as there appears to be a differing of approaches." McCabe has set up a Givealittle page to raise money to buy Wolf's equipment. CEC offers an alternative early intervention service, and employs a conductor who specialises in the "holistic development of people with motor disorders".
December 07, 2023 03:52 UTC
Taranaki band Fin Rah Zel are playing at Womad NZ 2024. Being invited to perform at Womad NZ is the stuff dreams are made of, says Taranaki musician Brian Norton. So much so, that when he got the call inviting his band, Fin Rah Zel, to do exactly that at Womad next year, he originally thought he was mistaken. “Our music is both grounding and uplifting at the same time.”Fin Rah Zel is more than just the band members, he says. The DetailsWhat: Womad NZ 2024When: March 15-17Where: New Plymouth’s Brooklands ParkTickets, schedule and artist info: www.womad.co.nzIlona Hanne is a Taranaki-based journalist who covers breaking and community news from across the region.
December 07, 2023 03:51 UTC
Written By: Incognito - Date published: 8:33 pm, December 6th, 2023 - 40 commentsCategories: climate change, Culture wars, farming, health, Maori Issues, Politics, water - Tags: coalition government, Maori Health Agency, speech from the throne, Three Waters, Treaty of waitangiAbout that Speech from the ThroneWhat a snooze fest! The speech starts & finishes with a token Māori greeting, but otherwise doesn’t acknowledge or respect the diversity and identity of New Zealand’s people and cultures. The Māori Health Authority was created to address the health inequities and disparities faced by Māori, who have poorer health outcomes and lower life expectancy than non-Māori. The abolishment shows a lack of understanding and empathy for the historical and contemporary factors that affect Māori health, such as colonisation, discrimination, poverty, and trauma. In the speech, the new Government proposes to remove references to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi from other legislation.
December 07, 2023 03:34 UTC