Northland By-Election – winners & losers    

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By Martyn Bradbury

This is an unprecedented win to Winston Peters and the symbolism and significance of the win can not be left up to the usual echo chambers of commercial news punditry.

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An open letter to NZ parents about consequences

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By   22 hours ago

I feel like a rare species of parent. And I wish I wasn’t. Maybe I’m not – I’d like to hope there are many of you out there with the same viewpoint.

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Government plans for state house sell off in tatters

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By   22 hours ago

On Friday the Methodist Mission issued a statement in which they joined the Salvation Army in deciding not to be part of the government sell-off of state housing.

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John Key’s government – death by two cuts

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By   22 hours ago

What has not been examined by the MSM is that should National face another by-election, even Dunne’s support will not be sufficient for National to pass legislation, and reliance on the more independent minded Maori Party would put Key’s administration into an untenable situation.

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Another day, another dude stealing my car park.

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By   2 days ago

This time it is property developer Gerard Peters and his Lamborghini at Lynn Mall who was apparently in a rush while he was being asked for 30 minutes over the loudspeaker to move his vehicle.

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A Message to Winston; A Message to John Key; and a Message to the Regions

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By   2 days ago

Message to Winston Peters: don’t stuff this one up.

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Winston Gives National A Bloody Nose: Live-Blogging The Northland Bye-Bye-Election

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By   2 days ago

Getting off to a late start here – like Winston’s own campaign – but things are looking pretty good. http://www.electionresults.org.nz/electorate-35.html right now has Winston on nearly 7,000 to Osbourne’s just under 5,500. Adam Holland, meanwhile, has exceeded my wildest expectations by polling 7. ******** 24.5% counted. Winston 7162, No-Hope on 5596. This represents slight gain […]

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The Common Affairs Of The Whole: Why National is so bad for Capitalism

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By   3 days ago

There’s an enormous difference between managing the affairs of the employing class as a whole, and arranging sweet deals for your mates.

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Games of Dominos: Selection, Rejection and Belief

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By   3 days ago

Remember those Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction”. They were so obviously a political ruse. Yet so many of us seemed to fall for it. The naïve mainstream media gave credibility to an obvious pretext for western aggression. It was our leaders who wanted to go to war, and we were so easily conned.

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Northland By-Election – winners and losers

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By   2 days ago

This is an unprecedented win to Winston Peters and the symbolism and significance of the win can not be left up to the usual echo chambers of commercial news punditry.

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Leaked TPPA chapters shows it up as a corporate gangster shakedown

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By   4 days ago

Seeing how incompetent Key was with the SkyCity deal, how on earth can we trust National to sign the TPPA?

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Privilege in an under privileged country part 2

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By   4 days ago

Today’s story about an Auckland property developer’s Lamborghini which was towed for illegally parking in a disabled space has provided a quote so privileged that it simply can not pass without comment.

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It is outrageous that Northland will vote before knowing Sabin’s personal reasons

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By   4 days ago

It is outrageous in the extreme that Northland voters are being asked to elect a new representative without being allowed to know why their last elected representative stood down for ‘personal reasons’.

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National’s nightmare in Northland – Winston’s Coming

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By   5 days ago

Saturday’s result has impact across the political spectrum.

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Secret Police investigations of NZers using spineless corporations

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By   6 days ago

I don’t know that many NZers who bled to death on foreign shores to fight for the Police to be able to secretly threaten businesses into giving them information on you without any judicial oversight whatsoever.

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Government mistakes Salvation Army for X Factor and bullies them

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By   6 days ago

This privatisation of our State Houses will help property speculators, it won’t do a damned thing for the poor.

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The disgustingly shameful list of allegations of child sexual harassment by security staff on Nauru

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By   6 days ago

If the brutality of ISIS is a good enough reason to reinvade Iraq, when the hell will Key show the same moral certainty and criticise Australia for these disgusting revelations?

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Media Watch View All →

TV REVIEW: Jono and Ben @ 7.30pm

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By   3 days ago

In a media landscape barren of humour and satire, this is a tiny oasis, but under National with their desire to crucify all public TV, a tiny oasis is the best we’ve got.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Privilege in an under privileged country

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By   5 days ago

This weeks Waatea news column – Privilege in an under privileged country

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The Bitchelor Episode 4 Tainted Love: One Woman’s Reflux

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By   5 days ago

This week must have been balance the budget week because the date is at the zoo where the ladies get to compete at cleaning up after the captive animals. The bloody zoo. Oh hooray. Can this show get any worse? Let’s look at the captive animals exploited daily for your pleasure. Yes dear reader, the irony is apparent.

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The Daily Blog 2015 contributions drive

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By   6 days ago

Brothers and Sisters, if you think The Daily Blog is an important voice in the NZ media landscape, then we need your contribution now.

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The Bitchelor Episode 3 – The bloody Crickets On: One Woman’s Reflux

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By   6 days ago

Since last week of course the news that Poppy let one rip has made international news. This week Poppy is relegated to the side-lines as the ladies who can control their flatulence move up the Bachelors ladder.

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Tonight on EveningReport.nz March 23, 2015

Documentary Morality of Argument - sustaining a state of being nuclear free. Directed and produced by Selwyn Manning.

By   1 week ago

Exclusive Feature Documentary Feature Documentary: Morality of Argument – Sustaining a state of being nuclear free EXCLUSIVE: For the first time publicly, this documentary webcasts exclusive to Evening Report. Documentary: Morality of Argument – Duration: 1:39 Director/Producer: Selwyn Manning Interviewees include: Bunny McDiarmid, Commander Robert Green, Dr Kate Dewes, Dr Paul Buchanan. Footage includes previously […]

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Q+A vs The Nation

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By   1 week ago

The Nation desperately needs some actual direction from the directors to reign in their grievous bodily harm approach to current affairs, and someone needs to wake up Q+A.

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Kiwi FM closing – RNZ2 to launch?

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By   2 weeks ago

The Crown now take the frequencies back and my proposal of RNZ2 – using a Gen X progressive talkback format that allows sponsorship and pipes in Radio NZ news- can now be pushed through the Radio NZ Board.

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Whatever! GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Zionism rules in Israel/Palestine – no matter who wins

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By   3 days ago

Regardless of the result of the 2015 Israeli election, the winner was always going to be Zionism, the founding ideology of Eretz Israel. The signatories to Israel’s 14 May 1948 Declaration of Independence identified themselves thus: “. . . We members of the People’s Council, representatives of the Jewish Community of Eretz-Israel and of the […]

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Responding to Auckland Council’s criticism of blog

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By   4 days ago

A Council statement officially ‘attributed to Dr Roger Blakeley Chief Planning Officer’ released by Council communications people last night challenging the veracity and fairness of my Daily Blog guest post does require a response.

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RMTU: Government closes door on local businesses

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By   5 days ago

New Zealanders will not get a say on the government’s decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs

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GUEST BLOG: Graham Bidois Cameron – Burning down the house: how social housing could break NZ communities

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By   5 days ago

Unwelcome changes in Housing New Zealand policy are just part of the lives of people who live in Housing New Zealand homes. In my time at the Merivale Community Centre, the unwelcome policies included…

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GUEST BLOG: Auckland Council attack Mike Lee’s defence of Auckland Harbour

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By   5 days ago

Councillor Lee’s statement is wrong for two reasons

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Len Brown must stop Ports of Auckland

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By   6 days ago

People and communities have had a guts-full. They will not be shut out of these decisions for much longer. The trashing of the beloved Waitemata Harbour is the last straw.

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GUEST BLOG: Alex Stone – A letter to the Listener

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By   7 days ago

The Listener reached a new low point in the editorial “I spy a by-election’ (March 21).

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Unwilling Watermelons

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By   1 week ago

Like it or not, the Greens are a party of the left, and attempts to move away from the red within the Green will only lead to disaster.

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Laila Harre and IKA invite you to dinner with Riley Elliot, Sunday 29th March

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By   1 week ago

Free diver, marine biologist and creator of Sharkmantv, Riley Elliot, speaks about his relationship with our big blue backyard and the creatures that call it home on Sunday 29th March at Laila Harre’s restaurant IKA.

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PROTEST WATCH: Workers take a stand at Pak’n Save Rotorua

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By   1 week ago

Region: Rotorua & Bay of Plenty
Sector: Retail
Company: Pak n Save

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John Key’s Sons a DJ – Tourettes

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By   3 weeks ago

John Key’s Sons a DJ – Tourettes

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Join the #TPPANoDeal protest this Saturday: Nationwide Rallies March 7

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By   4 weeks ago

We must not allow Key’s slavish devotion to America to undermine our sovereignty. We have become America’s nark in the Pacific, let’s not become their pop up store as well.

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HUMAN RIGHTS REALITY IN GAZA SHAMIKH BADRA

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By   1 month ago

Shamikh is undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Sydney and will discuss the human rights situation in Gaza (including his experience around restrictions of academic freedom in Gaza) and Palestinian grassroots and international nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation.

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ROYALS OF KIHIKIHI – cutting social commentary as theatre

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By   1 month ago

You are cordially invited to the wake of Mrs Royal – it’s time to pay your disrespects to the town drunk.

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TDB Auckland Fringe Festival 2015 picks

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By   1 month ago

Auckland Fringe have outdone themselves once again with a truly delicious range of creative and outside the box theatre that is unique, free thinking and wondrous.

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SPLORE 2015

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By   2 months ago

This family friendly party is more focused on community than your average drunk riots that masquerade as musical events, it is a must on the Auckland Summer Festival scene.

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The Daily Blog Open Mike Monday 30th March 2015

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By   11 hours ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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55 seconds and Cam gets knocked out – this is what it sounds like when the doves cry

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By   2 days ago

Whaleoil knocked out in 55 seconds, Osborne knocked out after 4 weeks – John Key needs new mates who aren’t unconscious

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Best Twitter burn from a NZ Comedian on Peter Dunne goes to…

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By   3 days ago

For reasons known to no one, Peter Dunne bizarrely decided to make himself a target on twitter from NZ Comedians when he slagged them off with this tweet…

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‘What does his Denny’s order say about him’?

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By   5 days ago

‘What does his Denny’s order say about him’?

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Malcolm Evans – betting on World Cup

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By   5 days ago

Malcolm Evans – betting on World Cup

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Malcolm Evans – World Cup

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By   6 days ago

Malcolm Evans – World Cup

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John Key vs Nicky Hager

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By   6 days ago

John Key vs Nicky Hager

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Malcolm Evans – NZ Media

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By   1 week ago

Malcolm Evans – NZ Media

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