Media watch – Wednesday

23 August 2017

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    • sorethumb

       /  August 23, 2017

      Tell that to Justin Trudeau who told Albertans the tar sands would need to be phased out; tell people in the tourist industry that their industry produces CO2 and is frivolous etc. No problem Chloe can do anything?

  1. tewhau17

     /  August 23, 2017

    Listening to the Christchurch Health Board argument about the budget deficit this morning and the Ministers assertion that the problem is not operational but a balance sheet issue and that one could fix this by among other things altering the rate of depreciation. First Im not an accountant. After years ageing with my accountant though I was of the understanding that depreciation rates as with stock value rates are set buy fixed accounting standards and can’t be tampered with. I would also think that it would be important to depreciate something like a hospital and its equipment at a realistic rate. Like who’s going to want a dead hospital at the end of its life.I are getting suspicious that lowing the depreciation may not be fixing a balance sheet problem but just pushing the problem onto some future Minister whilst giving the current one see free cash. Do we have any accountants out there who can comment on this?

    • Blazer

       /  August 23, 2017

      PR snow job=damage control…’I never deliberately mislead…..’.A horrible creature.

      • Pete Kane

         /  August 23, 2017

        I must say, a get in first ‘ring’ did occur Blaz?

    • PDB

       /  August 23, 2017

      Sounds like she was ‘on-and-off’ the benefit between jobs which suggests she wasn’t deliberately milking the system – not like a certain other person who did training and was on the benefit full-time without even looking for work.

      • Missy

         /  August 23, 2017

        That is what the benefit is for too, to be the safety net between jobs, not a lifestyle choice, or the sole provider for you and your family while pursuing your extra curricular activities (like politics).

        • Blazer

           /  August 23, 2017

          and would you think that someone who recieved all that help,including free higher education,would devote herself to removing the same opportunities for beneficiaries that she enjoyed when she became the Minister of SD!?

      • Blazer

         /  August 23, 2017

        managed to rustle up the deposit to buy a house though….and note her parents were business owners….alot more to be revealed I’m certain.The new husband /old flame was tracked down by friends,living in Oz as a solo dad.What a match,what romance.

  2. Blazer

     /  August 23, 2017

    never knew foreigners could buy houses in…Thailand….hope those in the Law RE showroom ,don’t have chinese sounding surnames,maybe about 3% of them…you think..

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11909151

  3. duperez

     /  August 23, 2017

    Just checking on etiquette. If I get John Banks in to be an pre-election after dinner guest speaker, should I introduce him as the “Honourable”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11909243