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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    You have hit the nail on the head.

    Comrade Cindy does everything with an eye on the forthcoming election - nothing more and nothing less.

    She just could not help herself today - had to grab the limelight to announce that L2 is likely to be eased to L1 next week.

    And that's after she had no choice - after being showed up yesterday by the blatant and huge breach by thousands of L2 rules.....
    While Ms Ardern is the face on the front line I would suggest she is just that, the front person. She is the #1 asset of the Labour Party and being front and centre with the right talking points is the key to returning her party in September. Behind her are the party strategists including her kitchen Cabinet. They know exactly what they are doing and so far it is working despite insufficient talent in her Cabinet and caucus.

    Have to admit that is impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    While Ms Ardern is the face on the front line I would suggest she is just that, the front person. She is the #1 asset of the Labour Party and being front and centre with the right talking points is the key to returning her party in September. Behind her are the party strategists including her kitchen Cabinet. They know exactly what they are doing and so far it is working despite insufficient talent in her Cabinet and caucus.

    Have to admit that is impressive.
    Yeah - that'd be hard to argue with.

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    The Herald reports today (with photos) of both the PM and Dr Bloomfield in multiple "selfies" with restaurant staff etc all around the place. The PM says it was simply too hard for her to follow social distancing rules because people wanted handshakes and hugs.
    Utter hypocrites and fools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    The Herald reports today (with photos) of both the PM and Dr Bloomfield in multiple "selfies" with restaurant staff etc all around the place. The PM says it was simply too hard for her to follow social distancing rules because people wanted handshakes and hugs.
    Utter hypocrites and fools.
    That is the biggest BS I have heard from the PM. Yes people want hugs and handshakes, but she herself told us what the rules were and enshrined those in law. So what message is she sending? Its ok if its too hard? I am really confused now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcap View Post
    That is the biggest BS I have heard from the PM. Yes people want hugs and handshakes, but she herself told us what the rules were and enshrined those in law. So what message is she sending? Its ok if its too hard? I am really confused now.
    Plenty of photos too - not from Comrade Cindy but put together from all those who shared their photo ops with her.

    Guess David Clark has got his get out of jail free card.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12336504

    Paywall article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Plenty of photos too - not from Comrade Cindy but put together from all those who shared their photo ops with her.

    Guess David Clark has got his get out of jail free card.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12336504

    Paywall article
    So it seems Cindy could be a super spreader! Our bullshi..er in chief has been outdoing herself. Bit hard for her to tell anyone to social distance isn't it? Perhaps she'll just pull out her grumpy face, or maybe her sad face, before finishing off with goofy grin face to make sure we are all luvvy dubby again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonu View Post
    So it seems Cindy could be a super spreader! Our bullshi..er in chief has been outdoing herself. Bit hard for her to tell anyone to social distance isn't it? Perhaps she'll just pull out her grumpy face, or maybe her sad face, before finishing off with goofy grin face to make sure we are all luvvy dubby again.
    It's a pity she doesn't have a bunch of minders to make sure she stays within the rules.

    Oh wait ....

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    Slippery Cindy's virtual signalling BS further exposed. Be kind....She would expect landlords to be compassionate

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...a-for-kindness

    Cindy. The do as I say not as I do PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonu View Post
    Slippery Cindy's virtual signalling BS further exposed. Be kind....She would expect landlords to be compassionate

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...a-for-kindness

    Cindy. The do as I say not as I do PM
    "Virtual signalling" or "Virtue signalling"? It looked pretty real, to me!

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    You know who I feel sorry for most of all through this lockdown?.... Mike Hosking.

    Poor bugger I usually only read the headline of his herald opinion pieces for a giggle but his efforts to try and portray Jacinda in a poor light currently looks like he is pissing in the wind. It must be incredibly frustrating for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    You know who I feel sorry for most of all through this lockdown?.... Mike Hosking.

    Poor bugger I usually only read the headline of his herald opinion pieces for a giggle but his efforts to try and portray Jacinda in a poor light currently looks like he is pissing in the wind. It must be incredibly frustrating for him.
    Therein lies the difference between him and you - in a big way.

    He has a platform to article & voice his views and he is using it very effectively to reach his audience - cementing his media presence and ratings support.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12327056

    ‘Mike Hoskings & 1ZB #1’

    How Comrade Cindy’s Supporters & the public with star dusted specs react & respond in the interim is irrelevant to him.

    He also has what is often callEd ‘F U money’ or ‘Drop Dead money’ and he could not care a stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Therein lies the difference between him and you - in a big way.

    He has a platform to article & voice his views and he is using it very effectively to reach his audience - cementing his media presence and ratings support.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12327056

    ‘Mike Hoskings & 1ZB #1’

    How Comrade Cindy’s Supporters & the public with star dusted specs react & respond in the interim is irrelevant to him.

    He also has what is often callEd ‘F U money’ or ‘Drop Dead money’ and he could not care a stuff!
    I appreciate that and I don't question his financial success or popularity but he is starting to sound like a whiny bi*ch.

    I suspect he also needs to play to his constituency to ensure people keep calling in and keep ratings high.

    I am just saying I feel sorry for him that everything in NZ is not going his way as his displeasure comes through in his opinion pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    I appreciate that and I don't question his financial success or popularity but he is starting to sound like a whiny bi*ch.

    I suspect he also needs to play to his constituency to ensure people keep calling in and keep ratings high.

    I am just saying I feel sorry for him that everything in NZ is not going his way as his displeasure comes through in his opinion pieces.
    "I suspect he also needs to play to his constituency to ensure people keep calling in and keep ratings high."

    Therein lies his secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    I appreciate that and I don't question his financial success or popularity but he is starting to sound like a whiny bi*ch.

    I suspect he also needs to play to his constituency to ensure people keep calling in and keep ratings high.

    I am just saying I feel sorry for him that everything in NZ is not going his way as his displeasure comes through in his opinion pieces.
    It is not a talk back show he runs. Nobody calls in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macduffy View Post
    "Virtual signalling" or "Virtue signalling"? It looked pretty real, to me!
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12336999

    8 weeks into the lockdown, still fluffing around with zero help for SMEs re rental issues.

    Comrade Cindy is kind indeed - to her growing beneficiary voter base. Everybody else can get stuffed as far as compassion & help are concerned.

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    Welcome to North Korea. Now we have an illustration book with pictures and story about the PM, IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS.
    There is no limit to this ridiculous abuse of power.

    From the Herald:

    Fan fiction or political cynicism?
    "The Schoolastic Book Club flyer arrived home in the kids school bags this week and I just about spat my Weetbix out!" writes a reader.

    "' Taking the Lead - How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World is an illustrated and inspiring story for children about Jacinda Ardern. Prime Minister of New Zealand and the world's youngest female leader'.

    "Ugh…Nothing like a cloying picture book about a political leader being flogged to school kids leading up to an election… Its enough to make the PM herself cringe."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12336999

    8 weeks into the lockdown, still fluffing around with zero help for SMEs re rental issues.

    Comrade Cindy is kind indeed - to her growing beneficiary voter base. Everybody else can get stuffed as far as compassion & help are concerned.
    They can use abitration now.
    What do you expect the Govt to do re the rental issue - slippery slope interfering in contract law. I suppose the Govt could just pay the rent for everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby41 View Post
    They can use abitration now.
    What do you expect the Govt to do re the rental issue - slippery slope interfering in contract law. I suppose the Govt could just pay the rent for everyone?
    Nobody is asking the government to pay the rent but to do what the Australian government did with its first relief package from the word go:

    1. Recognise that businesses are under severe stress when the lockdown kicked in,

    2. Rent normally represents the second highest business cost after wages,

    3. Put in place mandatory code of conduct for landlords and tenants to negotiate & provide clear direction & certainty.

    https://www.business.gov.au/Risk-man...cial-tenancies

    In contrast, it has taken Comrade Cindy & her incompetents 10 weeks to come out with the same solution! Talk about nincompoops in charge!

    Kiwibuild, anyone to relieve housing pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    In contrast, it has taken Comrade Cindy & her incompetents 10 weeks to come out with the same solution! Talk about nincompoops in charge!
    It seem Winston decided he needed to score some political points. He is in polling mode now.
    It is interesting that most businesses worked it out for themselves - as you'd expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby41 View Post
    They can use abitration now.
    What do you expect the Govt to do re the rental issue - slippery slope interfering in contract law. I suppose the Govt could just pay the rent for everyone?
    Of course they can arbitrate now. Other than assessing fair market rental, as in a normal valuation-arbitration, what do they arbitrate? Is it who should take the loss i.e. lessor or lessee?
    Do they want to consult the lessee's creditors, or the mortgagor's bank?
    What about an unencumbered lessor? Does he or she not need the rent?
    And you are right about interfering in a legal contract. Very unwise.
    The details of this will be fascinating, to say the least.

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