Open Forum – Tuesday

13 June 2017

Facebook: NZ politics/media+

This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you. 

If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers are welcome to summarise and link to their posts.

Comments worth more exposure may be repeated as posts.

Your NZ is a mostly political and social issues blog but not limited to that, and views from anywhere on the political spectrum are welcome. Some ground rules:

  • If possible support arguments, news, points or opinions with links to sources and facts.
  • Please don’t post anything illegal, potentially defamatory or abusive.

14 Comments

  1. artcroft

     /  June 13, 2017

    An interesting post from Brian Easton on the state of the NZ economy. Basically we’re on a plateau with little room for govt to manoeuvre without either cutting services or putting up taxes. Wayne Mapp joins in and agrees, and then suggests that Labour need to raise taxes to meet spending promises, however Winnie won’t let them. He closes by asking if this years election will do more than possibly change name plates on office doors.

    Might stay home on election day and do the garden.

    • Gezza

       /  June 13, 2017

      Don’t do it Arty. Your vote might be the crucial one. You never know. Could be the one that saves us all from perdition.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  June 13, 2017

    Another day another lose in court,trumps tweets are his worse enermy.Expect a twitter rant soon.

    • lurcher1948

       /  June 13, 2017

      More power to my wimpy down tickers, like orange trump you are full of hot air

    • Do, he’s an idiot and he tweets. What are his crimes?

    • PDB

       /  June 13, 2017

      I down-ticked you today Lurch for saying ‘lose’ instead of ‘loss’. Kitty told me to.

  3. Zedd

     /  June 13, 2017

    I attended a public meeting last evening, of concerned residents, after the 2015 flood in Sth Dn. They discussed:

    1) the apparent inaction by councils (DCC & ORC) to address these issues/concerns
    2) possible ‘phased withdrawal’ of residents/businesses from the area
    3) other actions being planned/discussed
    4) technical issues that arose; mud-tanks blocked, water pumps etc.
    5) possible effects on real estate prices & insurance premiums etc.

    It was not all gloom & doom, but one man stated; (for the C-C deniers) he remembers playing on St. clair beach as a boy, not its nearly all covered by the rising tide & at high tide, often crashes over the seawall !

    The time frame of 7-10 years was mentioned for urgent action/changes to occur !!

    • Zedd

       /  June 13, 2017

      typo; .. playing on St. clair beach as a boy, NOW its nearly all covered…

    • Zedd

       /  June 13, 2017

      btw; There were a few DCC councillors & the local sitting Labour MP present. I also heard that a lady, sitting in front was a new NZ1st candidate.. but no sign of the Mayor, OR the local Natz MP.. obviously had, more important things to attend/worry about ?

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 13, 2017

      There has been no detectable acceleration in Dunedin sea level rise. The rate is 1.7mm/yr.
      https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/628.

      Over 50 yrs that is less than 100mm. A storm can move many times that depth of sand on or off a beach in a matter of days. I’m guessing sea level rise is not the cause of whatever has happened at St Clair if indeed anything has.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  June 13, 2017


    feeling low

  5. lurcher1948

     /  June 13, 2017

  6. patupaiarehe

     /  June 13, 2017

    Am gaining a real appreciation of the ‘nuances’ of bass guitar. This track is a great example of two different styles, in one song. Enjoy…