General New Zealand Election 2020

Who will you vote for in the 2020 election

  • National

    Votes: 17 23.6%
  • Labour

    Votes: 37 51.4%
  • Greens

    Votes: 9 12.5%
  • NZ First

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Act

    Votes: 3 4.2%
  • New Conservative Party

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 5.6%

  • Total voters
    72

Rizzah

Stop Being Shit
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Apr 18, 2012
3,696
Dunedin, NZ
Dairy is in for a shock in the not too distant future, their are cheaper protein sources being developed - via precision fermentation.

Precision fermentation is the programming/growing of micro organisms to produce complex molecules - in this instance proteins.
This tech is currently used to make human hormone insulin and vitamin c supplements amongst others.

Our dairy industry is currently a milk powder wave of volume commodity. There is very very little value add products being exported from NZ dairy. It's ripe for disruption.
About 70% of our dairy powders are exported in business to business transactions. Our milk powders are mostly used as protein filler in various food industries/products. It's reasonably cheap and plentiful. The key part for precision fermentation is that B2B relationships don't require a change in consumer behaviour. Most people don't realise all the products that milk/whey powder goes into, the milk powders are so highly processed they no longer have distinct flavours/odours - so consumers won't notice a change of ingredient at source. The food manufacturer changes the protein source and the consumer is none the wiser.

Precision Fermentation will kill off the milk powder industry overnight as it won't be reliant on pasture or feed lots, it is a similar setup to beer brewing. You only need a workable industrial site.
Potentially large food manufacturers will be able to have silos on site, manufacturing protein as they need it.

Making protein this way is currently $100/kg. Way off target to disrupt current markets. BUT the industry predicts the tech will be cheap enough to produce a high quality protein alternative for less than $10/kg by 2025, becoming 5 times cheaper than animal proteins by 2030 and 10 times cheaper by 2035.

It's time to diversify now.
 

Rizzah

Stop Being Shit
Contributor
Apr 18, 2012
3,696
Dunedin, NZ
Climate change: We're 60 years too late to stop global warming, sea level rises - study

 
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Inruin

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May 19, 2012
8,460
Auckland
Climate change: We're 60 years too late to stop global warming, sea level rises - study

 
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Rick O'Shay

Warriors 1st Grader
May 1, 2013
3,357
After the recent thrashing at the polls and John Key saying they need to be more inclusive and step forward 30 years, what happens. Peter Goodfellow is reelected National Party President, been there since 2009.
Certainly a contradiction there. Goodfellow epitomises everything wrong with the National Party and his speech reinforced that.

At least Key sees the strategic importance of change.
 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
1,218
Great watch this morning on Q+A and newshub nation mainly regarding housing and some great views from fran O'Sullivan, laila hare, shamubeel eaqub and others. These peoples views hold real merit and should be listened too. There doesn't seem to be any one simple answer but as stated this morning all tools need to be on the table. Not that I think it would necessarily help hugely and national was the main opposition to a capital gains tax, if Ardern wants to be a truly transformational politician she will call for it to be a bi-partisian issue and put all ideas out there and who's willing to support what.
 
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Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
1,218
Another troubling story also on newshub nation was an interview with Richard Healey(think that's correct) to do with the pike river mine. They believe they have a tube that goes through to the second shaft where they believe men may have got to and could get a camera through. The most troubling part is he believes over 170 cubic tonnes of concrete were poured into a crevice that went through to it. Certainly looking like this really needs to be looked into.
 

Rick O'Shay

Warriors 1st Grader
May 1, 2013
3,357
Great watch this morning on Q+A and newshub nation mainly regarding housing and some great views from fran O'Sullivan, laila hare, shamubeel eaqub and others. These peoples views hold real merit and should be listened too. There doesn't seem to be any one simple answer but as stated this morning all tools need to be on the table. Not that I think it would necessarily help hugely and national was the main opposition to a capital gains tax, if Ardern wants to be a truly transformational politician she will call for it to be a bi-partisian issue and put all ideas out there and who's willing to support what.

Think stamp duty. Watch this space.
 

john nick

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2020
1,044
tauranga
Pleased to see Matt McCarten taking justice into his own hands. That truck parked outside will see justice done. Always liked Matt, true unionist.
I find it quite amazing that Big Judas and Little Mike Hosking are telling Jacinda that things need to happen with some urgency. The National party are having a major review after the election disaster and the draft is expected by January 2021 and the final results are expected by January 2022. FMD
 

dean

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 13, 2016
993
That is the big problem we have . Constant bleating to drag people down rather than encourage them up. This is the most equal country in the world but it is never enough and the responsibility for improving oneself is never directed to the individual, always the fault of someone else, even colonisation now.
The poverty action groups should be fighting for jobs not more benefit income. Benefits are the direct path to poverty in every sense. Many have fallen into this trap seeing it as the easy lifestyle, its inter generational. All left wing groups should be demanding jobs, any jobs, even community based, paying living wages and rejecting the welfare trap.
 

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