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  1. David

     /  5th September 2020

    It was strange the covid guy died before the press conference from the podium of truth but nothing was mentioned.
    I would have liked to know what they tried to keep him alive and how they are treating the others. Are we using Remdesivir here or has Pharmac ordered any, are we trying dexamethasone, blood plasma therapy.
    Way too much secrecy and lack of trust in informing the public. Disgraceful when you compare what citizens of other countries are allowed to know.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  5th September 2020

      David it has the smell of George Soras,deep state and one world govt about it…scary

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  2. David

     /  5th September 2020

    There seems to be huge condemnation at a baby sucking Judith Collins fingers now imagine if it was Arderns fingers being sucked by a baby, cue the “isnt that sweet” coverage.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  5th September 2020

      The big question?this is learned behavior, who else has sucked Ms Collins fingers

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    • Fight4nz

       /  5th September 2020

      The fact you seem to have missed there, though you state it yourself, is you have to imagine the PMs fingers being sucked by a baby, because it hasn’t and won’t happen.
      It’s a principles thing, difficult and unfamiliar territory for the National Party, especially the current leader.

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      • Duker

         /  5th September 2020

        News Alert …National party continues efforts to make Collins more human, but we do know she says she hates sexism in politics but tolerates it when her husband does it….

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      • Why is any criticism of the PM sexist but not sneers at Judith Collins ?

        Politicians of all sexes must expect that people will criticise them and their actions, as these affect us all.

        If the politician happens to be a woman, isn’t it sexist to assume that she’s a dainty little blossom who mustn’t be criticised because she’s a girl ?

        We can’t have it both ways.

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        • Duker

           /  5th September 2020

          Sneers are based Collins as a politician, Wong-Tungs sneers were based on Ardern being a woman. If she made the Crusher name she has to live with it.
          “Ardern tinged green and labelled ‘The Incredible Sulk’, is captioned:
          “Don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry.”

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          • How is that sexist ? Men get angry, everyone does. There is nothing female about anger. We have HEARD her being angry and crabby and she purported to be angry about the misinformation that told 700,000 people to have a C19 test.

            Judith Collins didn’t make the Crusher nickname.

            If women go into politics, they must expect the same scrutiny & criticism as men.

            Muldoon was insultingly known as Piggy Muldoon. Was that sexist ? David Seymour’s appearance is mocked; is that sexist ? Winston Peters’ suits are mocked; is that sexist ?

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            • Duker

               /  5th September 2020

              It plays on woman leaders being highly strung or having tantrums, which are never used against men. When they get angry its seen as in charge and telling it like it is
              You know this, and all the women valedictory speeches said how they were treated much more harshly ( except one)
              There was nothing about appearance in general that other politicians dont face.
              Sometimes the ‘being ridiculous is self generated …planking anyone
              or this

            • Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have their personal appearance ridiculed constantly, you must have noticed this. Trump’s speeches are mocked mercilessly.

              When Jami-Lee Ross and Sarah Dowie had an affair, he was treated much more harshly than she was.

              I think that you are reading far too much into the Incredible Sulk play on words. It’s a simplistic response to any criticism of a woman or her actions to squawk about sexism.

            • Duker

               /  5th September 2020

              Now you are diverting… they arent NZ politicians and their partners arent indulging in mud slinging.
              But you know theres been some vile slurs against the male partners of labour woman leaders… and you know from what side the general public political divide they came from.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  5th September 2020

    A while back i put in a BSA complaint to Magic Radio regarding Sean Plunkett.Seans sin amongst all his swearing was the phrase”lying scumbag” to describe Winston Peters.I expect some standards from a radio host,but NO its free reign on Magic
    MediaWorks Standards Committee
    Wed 2/09/2020 5:03 AM
    Dear

    The MediaWorks Standards Committee has completed its review of your complaint about Magic Afternoons with Sean Plunket on 10 August (the Broadcast).

    We have considered your complaint under Standards 1 (Good Taste and Decency), 6 (Discrimination and Denigration), 8 (Balance), 9 (Accuracy) and 11 (Fairness) of the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice and found no grounds to uphold your complaint.

    Sean Plunket is a veteran media personality known for his often provocative and adversarial style of broadcasting, and talkback radio is recognised by the Broadcasting Standards Authority as “an opinionated environment” which is “granted some latitude to be provocative and edgy in the interests of robust debate” (Standard 1, Guideline 1c). On occasion, the host’s vernacular language does include words at the mild end of the coarse language spectrum. We regret that you found the Broadcast offensive. However, in view of these contextual considerations, we are confident that the Broadcast would have been within the expectations of its target audience and met the requirements of the nominated Standards.

    If you are not happy about this decision you have the right in accordance with Section 7(3) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 to refer your complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority, (P.O. Box 9213, Wellington or bsa.govt.nz) for the purpose of an investigation and review. You have 20 working days after receipt of this email to exercise this right of referral.

    Kind regards,
    Dianne Martin
    Broadcasting Standards Manager

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  4. Contact was run off its feet with irate customers wanting to know why their bills were so huge, and other powercos probably were, too.

    If this is busybody Megan Woods’ handiwork, she will have a lot to answer for as people go cold because their discounts have gone and we all now have to pay the same price. It won’t have done the late payers any good and will have penalised the rest.

    For anyone on a fixed income who’s paying rent, this will be terrible.

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    • Good grief, someone approves of bossy-boots Ms Woods interfering and stopping people paying smaller power bills. It should have been obvious that by making everyone pay the same, many people would actually be paying more…and these will have to try to cut down, with heating being the obvious thing to go.

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      • Duker

         /  5th September 2020

        What on earth are you going on about..Whats it got to with Megan Woods
        Looking it up its about big generators squeezing the smaller retailers
        -“Supporting new and independent retailers by requiring the big power companies to sell into the wholesale market at affordable rates.”

        I think you have [ personal circumstances] again

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        • You must have heard that Megan Woods disapproved of prompt payers being given a discount and changed the laws and regulations so as to put everyone on the same level, i.e. paying the full amount. There were a lot of angry protests. People who budgeted to pay the bill on time were being penalised because others didn’t.

          Please stop using thinly veiled insults disguised by [ ]. What do you mean by personal circumstances ? What circumstances ? Everyone has personal circumstances, so it’s obvious that you mean something insulting. Have the guts to say it or don’t say it at all. Many of your comments about me have been highly offensive, but these hints and implications are also offensive.

          No doubt you think yourself extremely clever doing this, but it’s childish.

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          • Duker

             /  5th September 2020

            Late LAST year ! Thats why I was wondering about you ‘keeping up’

            The prompt payment was acting as hidden late penalty
            “The Electricity Price Review released by Woods last month estimated that consumers would be $45 million a year better off if power companies normalised pricing at the discounted level and only charged late-payers “reasonable fees” for the costs of chasing late payments.
            “Meridian has already phased out the discounts and offered cheaper prices to more customers”
            Thats the change which is wider than just electricity , any additional payments have to be reasonable and related to the actual costs of recovery. Which could be anything such as a parking ticket.
            So being a few days late for paying power shouldnt be ‘a late payment penalty of 10% or more’ . of course if it gets to a month late its a different matter

            https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/117820663/heres-what-should-happen-if-you-lose-your-power-prompt-payment-discount

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    • Blazer

       /  5th September 2020

      Contact hydraulics your power bill and then gives you a 22% …discount’.

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      • What SHOULD happen isn’t always what DOES happen, only a very naive person thinks that the two are the same.

        ‘hydraulics your power bill’ ? That’s meaningless.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  5th September 2020

    Some here admire POTUS 45,but standards are not high
    https://t.co/4PUGrR7tCS?amp=1
    Imagine the stress of a wet comb over and the orange running onto the XXXXL shirt,worse than fighting for your country

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