Kim Hill destroys Anne Tolley and are National protecting paedophile rings?

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What is the National Government hiding and who are they protecting by refusing to hold an independent inquest into historic and current child abuse by State services?

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Parmar has called the Indian students “Criminals”

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By   20 hours ago

She serves the wealthy and the Government and not the people in need. How many houses can one person own in the midst of a housing crisis, with people sleeping in garages and cars?

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Australia’s shame

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We think of human rights abuses occurring in far off places. But 4000 km to the North is a country that has been taken over as a prison. There are 1200 people held against their will. They were sent there for six months to processing their applications for refugee status. Three years later, they are trapped on Nauru in despair.

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We are not helpless – Lifewise

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Āwhina – the te reo Māori word for helper – is truly by the people, for the people. The website is easy to navigate, providing a one-stop-shop for information on services and facilities that people need in order to help themselves.

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The biggest threat to NZ is not terrorism, it’s poverty

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By   3 days ago

The government recently announced an extra $20 billion in military spending over the next 15 years. When the greatest threat to our sovereignty comes not from war and terrorism, but from unaffordable housing, health and education, how can we justify this?

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Banana Split: David Seymour’s Latest Declaration of Intergenerational War

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THAT DAVID SEYMOUR’S latest effusion of political bile is being hosted by The Spinoff is entirely fitting. The ACT leader and his hipster enablers cannot wait to get into the political engine-room, and their chosen path to the centre of power is via fomenting an intergenerational war.

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Living Wage Movement gaining traction despite National Government

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By   4 days ago

After four years of campaigning, the words “Living Wage” will echo through the chambers of at least six councils across Aotearoa and at least one council is poised to become an accredited Living Wage Employer: Wellington City Council.

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The Authorised Dying Bill and why I support it

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An ethical question this process seeks to address is can society do harm to a person with a terminal illness who is facing death by allowing them to choose when and how they die with the support of an authorised medical practitioner?

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Why the world mourns Fidel Castro

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When he dismissed Fidel Castro as a “brutal dictator” Donald Trump again showed how out of touch he is. Most of the world is mourning the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Boy in Police cell for 6 nights but we have money for tax cuts?

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By   2 days ago

Key’s ability to promote empty aspiration and vacant optimism while the social statistics groan under his draconian neoliberal welfare state reforms is truly one of the great political swindles of the 21st century.

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Kim Hill destroys Anne Tolley and are National protecting paedophile rings?

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By   3 days ago

What is the National Government hiding and who are they protecting by refusing to hold an independent inquest into historic and current child abuse by State services?

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Rest in Revolution Fidel Castro

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By   6 days ago

A revolutionary hero just turned up at the pearly gates demanding a meeting with the workers – Rest in Revolution Fidel.

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TDB SPECIAL: 1 year out from 2017 election – the Political Parties

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By   1 week ago

With just 12 months until the 2017 election, where are we at and where will we be going into the 2017 election?

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Why we shouldn’t gag Brian Tamaki, Anwar Sahib or the slightly racist guy who looks like Santa

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By   1 week ago

The desire to shut down people and demand they be silent is a pretty dangerous way to delegitimise a Democracy. When people feel they have no voice, they vote like they did in Brexit and with Trump.

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National Party kill off report into child abuse – outrageous denial of justice, who are they protecting?

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Who are the National Party protecting and how far up the chain of command did that abuse occur?

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We have a climate denier in the White House just as latest research shows Arctic sea ice collapse

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We have a climate denier like Trump in the White House just as the latest research shows us that Arctic sea ice is collapsing when it should be building…

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The madness of our prison stance on Transgender prisoner

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By   2 weeks ago

Our prison system has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that all they are good for is producing human beings more damaged than when they went in, we desperately need prison reform in this country.

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Media Watch View All →

The Journalism, Media & Democracy 2016 Media Ownership Report

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By   21 hours ago

The live stream of the Journalism, Media & Democracy 2016 Media Ownership Report yielded an incredible insight to how precarious the current state of journalism really is.

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4.30pm Live Stream today – Journalism, Media & Democracy 2016 Media Ownership Report

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This annual New Zealand Media Ownership Report is the only one of its kind. To celebrate the release of this year’s report you are cordially invited to watch it live today here on The Daily Blog. To understand why our media behave the way they do, you need to know who owns them.

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Dear editors: you are wrong to reject Commerce Commission’s draft decision

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By   3 days ago

A group of more than 30 editors who penned a letter against the commerce commission’s draft decision to reject the merger between Fairfax and NZME, proved how easily commercial concerns could cloud sound journalistic judgment.

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Fairfax & APN threaten Commerce Commission if they don’t get their monopoly

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In other countries with a sophisticated enough media, such threats by Media Corporates would dominate headlines alongside a critical analysis providing insight into how these media monoliths undermine the quality of our democracy. Unfortunately we live in NZ and have a media with the maturity of your average can of coke.

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Heather du Plessis-Allan takes huge steaming dump on MediaWorks chest and MediaWorks dump her in return

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By   4 days ago

Heather du Plessis-Allan is getting more media attention by getting dumped from Story than she ever did as a bloody journalist on the network.

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Rugby winning is as bad as Rugby losing now in the media

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By   5 days ago

I thought I couldn’t stand the endless navel gazing our Media undertakes as they perform autopisies on our national psyche with screams of ‘why we should hate ourselves’ whenever the bloody All Blacks lose.

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Fake News, Heather Du Plessis-Allan and 30 New Zealand editors letter to the Commerce Commission

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By   6 days ago

On the NZ Herald there was breathless news that Mike Hosking uses a vacuum cleaner to clean his studio with and that some of his colleagues played a prank on him by hiding the aforementioned vacuum cleaner.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG Comrade Dave Brownz – Climate Crash: The case for Survival Socialism

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By   3 days ago

The recent news about the lack of ice in the Arctic has “shocked” mainstream climate scientists even if a few have been predicting such abrupt changes for years.

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Fidel Castro- A Revolution is not a Man

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This blog is not the place to give an exhaustive examination of the Cuban revolution, its achievements, its mistakes, and its attempts to overcome them. However, with Fidel’s death it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the lessons of the Cuban revolutionary experience.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – ANOTHER CORRECTIONS F… UP THAT COULD HAVE COST LIVES

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This was a crazed killer, with nothing to lose loose in a public hospital, with no handcuffs.

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GUEST BLOG: David Macpherson – Mental Health facilities – poor care, avoided responsibility & side-stepped accountability

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By   5 days ago

David Macpherson is TDB’s mental health blogger. He became involved in mental health rights after the mental health system allowed his son to die. He is now a Waikato DHB Member-elect.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – What Corrections aren’t telling the public about Phillip Smith

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You will probably recall lifer Phillip Smith escaping to Brazil on 6.11.2014. That escape deeply embarassed Corrections senior management and their minister Sam Lotu – Iga.

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EXCLUSIVE: Whaleoil & Wahhabism — a perfect marriage

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Perhaps, if the Muslim community gets its house in order, the Wahhabi sect can be attracted back towards a positive, active Muslim community.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – The International Monsanto Tribunal

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They came from all over the globe: Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Farmers, farm-workers, consumers, indigenous people gathered at The Hague in October of this year to testify at the International Monsanto Tribunal.

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GUEST BLOG: John Stroh – Learning from History and what it really means to “AVOID AMERICA”

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It’s a good line, ‘’we should learn from History”, but what if there’s no-one willing or able to help us learn. What if the teachers have been trained by those who would have us cow-tow to American commercial interests and the world’s leading neo-liberal power structures?

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

Big Gay Disco – Protest Bishops Bigotry outside his Auckland Church this Sunday

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Activist group, Socialist LGBT Aotearoa will be following the lead of LGBT activists in Rotorua on the 20th of November by staging a protest outside Destiny Church in Manukau this Sunday at 10am in response to Brian Tamaki’s statement that gays and sinners caused the Kaikoura earthquake.

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Auckland Fringe Festival 2017

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The Fringe Festival is the best season for culture in dear old Auckland. The explosion of brilliant performance art gives a beautiful kick to the start of the year and gets the creative juices flowing.

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Auckland Transport screw Santa

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Another total failure by Auckland Transport, the ‘Council Controlled Organisation’ that has no actual Council Control over it.

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Pike River Mine Doco on Prime TV – 5 stars

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Prime TV and Sky TV deserve to take a bow. Their courageous Pike River Mine doco on Monday night was riveting, full of drama and finally gave NZers a chance to understand the abomination that our insanely under regulated safety standards allowed to occur.

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What the Cast of Hamilton said to the new Vice President of America plus Trump’s response

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What the cast of Hamilton actually said and Trump’s ridiculous response

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BREAKING: Pike River Mine blockade on right now

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By   2 weeks ago

Pike River Mine Activist Karl Barkley has posted:

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Journalism, Media & Democracy 2016 Media Ownership Report live stream December 1st

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TDB is proud to present the Journalism, Media & Democracy 2016 Media Ownership Report live streamed exclusively on The Daily Blog, December 1st.

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

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By   1 min ago

Lose today and I will never speak to you again

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 3rd December 2016

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5: OF 8 TECH COMPANIES, ONLY TWITTER SAYS IT WOULD REFUSE TO HELP BUILD MUSLIM REGISTRY FOR TRUMP
4: Donald Trump picks James Mattis for defense secretary
3: Why Hillary lost – Clinton’s campaign manager blames a “gale-force wind of change”
2: Trump’s Deal That “Saved Jobs” at Carrier Based on a $7 Million Tax Break & Reduced Regulations
1:Trump supports Dakota pipeline – but claims it’s not due to his investment in it

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 3rd December 2016

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By   49 mins ago

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

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Political Caption Competition

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By   22 hours ago

Trump appoints new Supreme Court Judge

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 2nd December 2016

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By   22 hours ago

5: Reproductive rights at risk – Trump’s choice for health secretary signals trouble for abortion and birth control access
4: Nigeria: 400,000 children at risk of famine
3: Public (School) Enemy No. 1: Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
2: This is the most dangerous time for our planet – Stephen Hawking
1: Can Gen. James Mattis Teach a Draft-Dodging Tax Cheat About War?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 2nd December 2016

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By   22 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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Malcolm Evans – Climate Change and Santa

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Malcolm Evans – Climate Change and Santa

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Political Caption Competition

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Tonight we dine on souls

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Raw News feed View All →

Praise for progressive move by Hawke’s Bay DHB – Child Poverty Action Group

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Congratulations to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the visionary step taken by this district to direct funding to extending free general health visits for all children until they turn 18. From July 2015 there have been free GP visits for under-13s throughout the country (previously only for under-6s), […]

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Bad look for Waikato DHB over expense disclosure delays – ASMS

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“It’s a bad look for Waikato District Health Board to be dragging the chain on disclosing the expenses of its chief executive,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on reports that the State Services Commission is “disappointed” that Waikato DHB has not disclosed Chief Executive […]

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Unjustified hurtful attack on southern radiologists – ASMS

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“The criticism of radiologists at Southern District Health Board was an unjustified attack,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on reports that Southern DHB’s medical director of radiology had criticised long delays for ultrasound at Southland Hospital and had also described dealing with the DHB’s […]

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Musicians Union calls on St John to settle industrial dispute – E tū

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The musicians’ union, E tū, is urging St John to settle an ongoing wage dispute with its ambulance staff. Ambulance workers have issued strike notices today of an events ban that could disrupt summer events where E tū members will be performing. E tu represents a number of musicians and performers, including the New Zealand […]

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March on Parmar Saturday for Indian Students

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By   17 hours ago

First students from India were compared to faulty fridges from China by National list MP Kanwaljeet Bakshi and now National list MP Parmjeet Parmar is calling them “criminals”.

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Cuban ambassador to join commemorateion of Fidel castro’s life inAuckland Saturday

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The Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray will be joining a group of Aucklanders on Saturday to celebrate the life of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who died this week at age 90.

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Solid Energy’s position an insult to Pike Families – Stand with Pike

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Pike River families will continue to protest at the mine gates tomorrow morning following Solid Energy’s total refusal to discuss re-entry of the drift to recover bodies and evidence. Bernie Monk, whose son Michael died in the mine, says the meeting was insulting. “Solid Energy are refusing to even meet with any of the many […]

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Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour – Amnesty International

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The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. The report, The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses […]

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