Links 3 July 2020

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    • The Traveling Wilbur

      Unlikely. It’s been done.

      More likely she’ll accidentally slip and fall while showering or getting a tissue out and sustain a severe blow to the head. Several times.

      You’d want to be a guard at the facility she’s in right? They must all be thinking “Please please please pick my shift!”.

    • ABS started all of this years ago …
      ABS is much much worse … over 4m people don’t have a job … but there is less than 1 million unemployed … almost everyone on welfare counted as employed

  1. NEW ZEALAND: CALLS TO GRADUALLY OPEN BORDER …

    Public discussion needed on how to safely reopen NZ’s borders – Sir Peter Gluckman … RNZ / TVNZ

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/public-discussion-needed-safely-reopen-nzs-borders-sir-peter-gluckman-v1

    Former chief science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman, former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe are calling for a public discussion on how to safely re-open New Zealand’s borders. … view and read more via hyperlink above …
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    Influential figures call for border reopening strategy … RNZ

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018753356

  2. Question for McPaddy, recently resident of HK.

    What are your thoughts on oz throwing open the gates to HKers wishing to flee?

  3. NEW ZEALAND … EASING HOUSE PRICES GOING FORWARD …

    Two-thirds of real estate agents think house prices will fall, a quarter think they’ll fall by more than 10% … Greg Ninness … Interest Co NZ

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/105850/two-thirds-real-estate-agents-think-house-prices-will-fall-quarter-think-theyll-fall

    Nearly two-thirds of real estate agents are expecting residential property prices to fall, according to a survey by property data company CoreLogic. … read more via hyperlink above …

    Consents for 3554 new homes were issued in May, the highest number since May last year … Greg Ninness … Interest Co NZ

    https://www.interest.co.nz/property/105816/consents-3554-new-homes-were-issued-may-highest-number-may-last-year

    The number of new dwelling consents being issued has recovered strongly post-lockdown but commercial building consents remain low, according to the latest Statistics NZ figures. …

    … The increase in new consents was particularly strong in Canterbury where 667 consents were issued in May which was up 50.2% on May last year (the interactive chart below shows the trend for new dwelling consents in all regions). … read more via hyperlink above …

  4. migtronixMEMBER

    Riddle me this, how come all the court stenographers in Australian media that cover for and swoon over every minister ever appointed, when those people move to industry the court stenographers don’t find them doing an amazing but tough job that no-one would want??

  5. Hugh Pavletich

    … BRITISH ON INTERNATIONAL VACATION …

    The Brits are back! UK visitors join tourists flooding into Majorca as 144 flights touch down on holiday island and ministers FINALLY prepare to unveil list of quarantine-free countries tomorrow … UK Daily Mail
    … h/t PM …

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8480027/Brits-join-tourists-flooding-Majorca-ahead-ministers-unveiling-exempt-countries-tomorrow.html

    • Planes from Manchester and London landed on the holiday island today

    • Ministers are finally set to release official list of air bridge countries tomorrow

    • The EU has revealed 15 countries outside the bloc will be allowed to travel freely

    • Claims UK quarantine pointless as the states can just come via ar bridge country … read more via hyperlink above …

    NEW ZEALANDERS STILL AT HOME …

    Public discussion needed on how to safely reopen NZ’s borders – Sir Peter Gluckman … TVNZ

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/public-discussion-needed-safely-reopen-nzs-borders-sir-peter-gluckman-v1