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  1. Corky

     /  30th January 2019

    Logic in New Zealand is, well, illogical.

    Take the talkback caller who stated implementing a sugar tax is a crazy socialist experiment. It didn’t work in Mexico, where sugar consumption has risen past pretax levels, according to him. My idea, he opined,would be to force food manufacturers to cut sugar additions to food by 50% during a one year period..then completely cut out all sugar use by the second year.

    No socialist intervention for that chap.

    Paul Buchanan, a global security expert stated New Zealand hadn’t yet decided whether to use Huawei for the 5G roll-out ( I thought they had) . He said only two countries are left to confirm whether they will use Huawei; we are one of them. He said given all other countries who’d ditched Huawei had had citizens arrested by China in retaliation, he believed a travel advisory to all New Zealand citizen to exit China should be given before any announcement is made.

    Is this guy joking? Does he think the New Zealand Chinese Embassy will say ” that’s interesting..what are these Roundies up to?) And what of Kiwis working in China?

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    • Duker

       /  30th January 2019

      Thats right
      ‘The GCSB has declined Spark’s request to use Huawei technology in rolling out its 5G network, citing “significant national security risks”.

      As for the Mexico, total sugar consumption has risen because they could making huge volumes of drinks for export to US. The numbers say exports of soft drinks are up 30%

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      • NOEL

         /  30th January 2019

        That is not correct Duker. There is no ban at present. GCSB asked Spark to identify how they could mitigate their concerns.
        “While we are disappointed with this decision, we are confident that the decision will not affect our plans to launch Spark’s 5G network by July 2020, subject to the necessary spectrum being made available by the New Zealand Government,” the company said in a statement.

        Any ban can only occur where the spectrum application is declined.
        That is the domain of MBIE.

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      • Pink David

         /  30th January 2019

        “As for the Mexico, total sugar consumption has risen because they could making huge volumes of drinks for export to US. The numbers say exports of soft drinks are up 30%”

        Are Mexicans fatter or skinnier?

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  2. High Flying Duck

     /  30th January 2019

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