Meet the Feeble – Pebbles Hooper on unSocial Media

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By Kate Davis

Last night Pebbles Hooper made an unforgivably stupid and unkind comment on twitter. A comment that is not reflective of the New Zealand public. It is a comment that reflects only the nasty and emotionally void interior of the shallow and ignorant woman who wrote it.

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Open letter to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

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By   11 hours ago

Can you explain why the new body you are leading has no-one who is a current practicing teacher included on it? Did you raise this as an issue with the government before you accepted the role of chair?

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Hungry minds v. hungry bellies

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By   1 day ago

When I relieve in schools, I pack a hearty lunch – two or three rounds of sandwiches, 4-8 biscuits, a pile of crackers, and fruit coming out of the wazoo. I pack double or treble what I need because I know there will almost always be at least one student that needs to be fed in my class.

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STATE OF IT: Ideology Drives Government Into Desperate Seller Territory

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By   2 days ago

This article was first published on EveningReport.nz STATE OF IT: This week the National-led Government cited overseas investments made by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund as justification for offshore investors being permitted to purchase state house assets. The argument goes that if it is ok for the Cullen Fund to make offshore investments then it follows […]

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The Greek Orthodoxy

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By   3 days ago

There is no free market when only one group gets to set the rules.

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Creating a Future: The Adjacent Possible

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By   3 days ago

The key ideas that I believe can lead a sustainable and prosperous economic future are not complicated. However they are two steps away; they are not adjacent to our present thinking about the way the world of money and markets works.

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TISA – Another secret trade deal you may never have heard of

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By   3 days ago

TISA is another so-called trade deal, negotiated in secret, aiming at a liberalisation of rules and regulations benefitting global corporations.

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Some Brief Remarks On The Use Of The Word “Austerity”

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By   4 days ago

SOME WORDS ENJOY a second lease on political life. Although, it’s almost never the case that a political term retains its original meaning the second time around. The word “austerity” is a good example.

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Media suddenly wake up to an economic recession

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By   1 day ago

The sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind bewildering view National as the best managers of the economy because National speak the language of small business mortality. Unfortunately their words hide their true loyalty to corporates.

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A brief word on the saddest part of the Skypath victory

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By   2 days ago

While we should certainly celebrate some progress, that it’s taken this long is a weary reminder of the pace of change.

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The horror of our climbing Suicide rate

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By   3 days ago

The horror of our suicide rate gives us a glimpse behind the ‘she’ll be right’ veneer of our culture and the dark torment of an alpha male macho mental landscape that is terribly fragile.

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So with the latest plunge in Dairy prices I’m guessing milk is off the rider for our Rock Star Economy then?

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By   3 days ago

Our Rock Star Economy is looking more like Nickelback than Rolling Stones right now.

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EXCLUSIVE -15 year old has narrow view on education!

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By   4 days ago

The only news worthy part about this story – that the 15 year old student had been suspended from school didn’t even turn out to be true, so the veneer of news worthiness was pretty thin.

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We Have A Word For People Like Gareth Morgan … Lunatic

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By   4 days ago

Social Bonds, by the admission of just about everyone involved, are likely to COST MORE to run than our extant (and admittedly, creaky at the best of times) public health system.

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Key underestimates NZers apathy to changing the flag

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By   4 days ago

Blowing $26 million on two pointless referendums provides political smokescreen, but by requiring active critical participation, Key has underestimated NZers apathy.

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NZ trains 1% of Iraqi Army – watch out ISIS!

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By   4 days ago

The US have blown $20 billion over a decade trying to train the Iraqi Army while the Saudi’s have been spending billions arming ISIS in the first place.

What on earth can our $65 million do in that ocean of mercenary blood money?

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Meet the Feeble – Pebbles Hooper on unSocial Media

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By   10 hours ago

Last night Pebbles Hooper made an unforgivably stupid and unkind comment on twitter. A comment that is not reflective of the New Zealand public. It is a comment that reflects only the nasty and emotionally void interior of the shallow and ignorant woman who wrote it.

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The NZ Press Council – a watchdog with no teeth

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By   1 day ago

Now the NZ Herald has been caught using appalling standards of Journalism to identify a young woman who had been harassed by the Prime Minister of NZ at least 10 times via a Journalist who used deception and was in contact with the PM, what happens to the Herald?

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Press Council rule NZ Herald’s standards of Journalism a joke

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By   3 days ago

The NZ Herald were well aware that there were problems with the story, I rang Shayne Currie, he knows what he said, he knows what he told me.

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This weeks Waatea news column – NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel

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By   5 days ago

This weeks Waatea news column – NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel

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And then John Key came for the Internet

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By   6 days ago

I think the reason why so many MPs are on board with this is because of the kind of interaction they get every day now through social media….

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I don’t want a Story, I want a Fourth Estate

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By   2 weeks ago

So it’s ‘fun’ at 7pm, and while I like as much fun as the next person, I’m wanting a Fourth Estate that for the sake of our democracy actually holds the powerful to account. If I want ‘Fun’ I’ll do it in my spare time thanks Duncs, I’d prefer you rip the Key Government to pieces for failing children in poverty

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This weeks Waatea news column – What on earth is going on at Maori TV?

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By   2 weeks ago

This weeks Waatea news column – What on earth is going on at Maori TV?

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UPDATE: Dear TV3, now Heather du Plessis-Allan has turned down your new 7pm show, PLEASE appoint Rachel Glucina to work with Duncan Garner

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By   2 weeks ago

If TV3 are trying to imitate the hate crime against public broadcasting that is ‘Seven Sharp’, then they may as well be totally open to being as sycophantic as ‘Seven Sharp’ and put Rachel in there.

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Liz Gordon – The revenge of the boys

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By   1 day ago

So Tracey Martin has been rolled by that most blokey of male politicians, Ron Mark.

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GUEST BLOG: IUF – What is really at stake in the Greek crisis?

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By   3 days ago

The negotiations were never about economics, but about regime change – and eliminating possible political contagion elsewhere in Europe.

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Yet again! Israel’s hijacking impunity

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By   4 days ago

Given that the Prime Minister has said he wants New Zealand to champion peace between Israel and Palestine, will he condemn the Israeli boarding of the Freedom Flotilla yesterday, with two New Zealanders on board?

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GUEST BLOG: Burma the Elephant

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By   4 days ago

This is so exciting! OMG! Why are these buttons so small? Oh Hai, it’s me, Burma; Auckland’s only “A” list, Asian Elephant.

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Māori Television crew in Freedom Flotilla hijacking

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By   4 days ago

Native Affairs reporter Ruwani Perera and cameraman Jacob Bryant were on the Marianne as it attempted to break through the Israeli imposed blockade of the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – That budget and why I voted for it

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By   6 days ago

Last Thursday, as I did the previous four years, I voted to support the council budget, or Long Term Plan as it is called. Though this time I confess I was sorely tempted not to.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Miles – Demonization of minorities- lessons from Charleston and beyond

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By   1 week ago

Social cohesion and pluralism require us to look back at history with honesty and move forward without fear. What we say and how we say it matters.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Carolan – 113 years to earn what the boss earns in one

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By   1 week ago

It would take a Skycity cleaner 113 years of continuous labour to earn what her CEO earns in only one year.

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Table Talk 4: NZ at War – why are we in Iraq & Afghanistan and what are we doing there?

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By   3 days ago

Join Journalists Mike McRoberts & Paula Penfold, for a public discussion on NZs involvement in the Iraq war and why we are really there

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All That Glitters: James Shaw at Ika Seafood Bar & Grill

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By   4 days ago

To say that I was disappointed to learn Shaw had not written the best lines of that speech would be an understatement. Foolishly, perhaps, I had allowed myself to believe that the Greens had voted themselves a leader of truly Churchillian virtuosity.

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How Not To Be An Asshole Hobblecore X Hardcore – The Todd Goes Rogue Episode Ft. JJ Peters

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By   4 days ago

Whilst getting to the bottom of liquor store hour reform the trio discuss tour life, social anxiety and whether or not Dom will return from his trip wearing cravats.

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James K Baxter’s Birthday

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By   7 days ago

One of the greatest poets NZ has ever birthed was born today.

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How not to be an Asshole – Dan’s Second Potential Choking Ft. Israel Adesanya

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By   2 weeks ago

You ever met someone who could spin-kick your head out the stratosphere but is so disarming you’d give them your last cigarette? This week our hosts did when they sat down with pro-fighter Israel Adesanya to discuss being sure of yourself in conservative New Zealand and his recent trip to the states to spar with UFC superstars.

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How not to be an Asshole – It Was Just A Panic Attack Ft. Jared Abbott

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By   3 weeks ago

This week our friends sit down with fellow washed up rapper and founder of Breakin Wreck Wordz, Jared Abbott aka Cyphanetik

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Going to the Mana AGM 2015

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By   3 weeks ago

We enter the low rise Maori space on the periphery of a high rise campus. A campus otherwise dominated by the kaupapa of the Pakeha and dependent on the international market of immigration. Here is a reprieve, a sanctuary from all that. Hanging on at the edge. A bit of real in the estate. An entity of colonial resistance inside the wire. This was the venue for last weekend’s Mana AGM.

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GUEST BLOG: Mark Tupuhi – ‘Perfect Freq’

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By   3 weeks ago

Jody Lloyd aka Trillion Branson needs no introduction to those of us in the NZ Music industry. Jody once went under the moniker “The Litmus” and it’s a fantastic way to describe Jody.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Sunday 5th July 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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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 4th July 2015

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By   2 days ago

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

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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By   3 days ago

TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Friday 3rd July 2015

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By   3 days ago

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

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Religion and gay marriage

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By   4 days ago

Religion and gay marriage

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Thursday 2nd July 2015

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By   4 days 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 double standards

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By   5 days ago

Malcolm Evans – climate change double standards

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KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet

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By   4 days ago

KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is voicing its support for demonstrators who are rallying at the Cenotaph steps outside of Parliament calling for KiwiRail to reinvest in an electric fleet says RMTU organiser Todd Valster. “KiwiRail is currently considering downgrading its electric fleet on the North Island […]

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Foodstuffs confirms closures

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By   1 week ago

For immediate release: 26 June 2015 Foodstuffs confirms closures Foodstuffs has confirmed that it will close its Gilmours wholesalers in Henderson, Panmure and Rotorua as well as its Toops wholesalers in New Plymouth and Napier says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. “FIRST Union represents workers at each site. We’re disappointed with Foodstuff’s decision.” “The […]

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Who’s the real threat to security: Govt climate policy – or four climbers?

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By   1 week ago

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today congratulated the Greenpeace climbers on the roof of Parliament drawing attention to the lack of Government action on climate change. “Who is the bigger threat to security here: John Key’s apparent intention of letting global temperatures rise by 4degC by taking virtually no action – or four peaceful activists and […]

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Activists scale Parliament House to expose National failure

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By   2 weeks ago

Four Greenpeace campaigners have evaded security and climbed to the roof of Parliament House with a delivery of eight solar panels. They also plan to unfurl a large banner targeting the Prime Minister. “Cut pollution, create jobs? Yeah, nah” reads the banner text, which sits alongside a smiling headshot of John Key. The message refers […]

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Foodstuffs looks at closing its cash and carry stores

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By   2 weeks ago

Local supermarket giant Foodstuffs is proposing the closure of 5 of its 12 Gilmours and Toops food trade stores in the North Island, but FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid is questioning the business case to support the closures. “Foodstuff’s proposal could see almost 130 jobs disestablished across Gilmours and Toops stores in Henderson, Panmure, […]

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New Doco Sets Sights On NZ In 5 Eyes

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By   2 weeks ago

Independent filmmakers Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones have launched a crowd-funding campaign on Givealittle to raise essential funds to help finish the film – which they hope to release later in the year.

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Dolphin Defenders join IWC’s call for better protection of homegrown dolphin

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By   2 weeks ago

New Zealand based conservation groups are supporting the call for better protection of Māui dolphins after the International Whaling Commission reiterated the need for the Government to do more, at its meeting this week. The homegrown group ‘Māui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders’ echoes the IWC’s sentiment. Long-time ‘Dolphin Defender’ and organisation chair Christine Rose says, […]

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Death at Horse Race Leads to Call for Shake Up

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By   2 weeks ago

Singapore Girl died Sunday at Te Aroha A horse has died after a jumps race at Te Aroha, prompting fresh calls from animal activists for an end to jumps racing. Singapore Girl, a five year old mare, was euthanised after fracturing a hind leg during the Wealleans Bay of Plenty 1600 race. The news follows […]

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