Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but please not abuse.

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2 Responses to Sunday soapbox

  1. Mr G says:

    Eleanor Catton has exposed the meme that drives so many New Zealander’s today – don’t speak badly of the money-people, the powerful-people! It’s as simple as that and that’s how fearful we have become. Anytime someone challenges the behaviour of the elite, the response is immediate and vicious. It’s pleasing to see though, that in Eleanor’s case, she hasn’t been silenced, hasn’t been beaten. She’s risen above Key’s bully-boy snipes, Plunkett’s insane public attacks and the whining of the right-wing rank-and-file, and become a beacon for every decent person who can see the manner in which we are being governed at this time.
    Thanks, Eleanor.

  2. robertguyton says:

    “Fonterra has lost its multi-million-dollar cheese market in the United States, after “forgetting” to renew its import licences.

    The blunder means the company’s 2015 quota is likely to be given to competing companies from other countries, sources said.

    Fonterra’s director of global ingredients, Kelvin Wickham, confirmed Fonterra (USA) had not renewed the licences, but refused to say how that had happened.”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/65639315/fonterra-in-11m-cheese-blunder

    Good grief!

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