TDB July Contributions drive – last days
Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.50.00 am

 

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

READ MORE:

 

Setting The Agenda View All →

New Zealand represented on Women’s Boat to Gaza

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 10.31.32 am

By   5 hours ago

This year the Freedom Flotilla Coalition will launch an all-women fleet to challenge the nearly 10-year-old blockade of Gaza. In late September two boats, the Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva, will leave Italy and set sail for the coast of besieged Gaza to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade of the Palestinian territory. The Flotilla will aim to arrive […]

Read More →

National’s Wellington Mayoral candidate, Jo Coughlan – four lanes to nowhere

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 10.26.49 am

By   5 hours ago

Right-wing mayoral candidate, and current Wellington City Councillor, Jo Coughlan, has ducked answering questions relating to her campaign policy advocating for a four-lane motorway from Transmission Gully to Wellington airport.

Read More →

Spare a Thought for Syria

syrian_refugees_boat

By   1 day ago

As horrific and barbaric as the highly publicised and recent acts of violence are, let’s put things in perspective.

Read More →

A property crash is coming – the only issue is what we do

unnamed-4

By   1 day ago

There is a real estate bubble in this country that will implode at some point in the near future. It is of no consequence whether the Greens or Labour “favour” a price decline or not. The decline will happen.

Read More →

The sad political career of Trevor Mallard

10216637

By   2 days ago

As a senior Labour MP Mallard must shoulder a lot of the blame for the 175,000 children Labour left living in Poverty in 2008 despite three successive terms of a Labour government in times of marvellous economic conditions.

Read More →

It’s Time For Bernie’s Die-Hard Supporters To Stop Being Ridiculous

unnamed

By   3 days ago

“Political Revolutions” are bigger than individuals. At their core are a set of principles which, in turn, spawn a set of policies. This was the battle that Bernie won. As he told the Convention: “This is the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party!” Yes, he endorsed Hillary, but in doing so he took care to bind her to that progressive platform with chains of rhetorical steel.

Read More →

Clintonistas’ Allegation That Trump Is Putin Finger Puppet Is Classic Dead Cat McCarthyist Dirty Politics

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 12.09.52 pm

By   3 days ago

“How dare Putin think he can meddle in the internal politics of a foreign country! Who does he think he is?! Hillary Clinton?!”

Read More →

MUST READ: Turning private troubles into public issues

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 11.35.35 am

By   5 days ago

The internet theoretically came to our rescue because it allowed us to turn our “private troubles” into “public issues” day after day, hour after hour and minute after minute, on Facebook and Twitter, creating the new network infrastructure in our increasingly private and insulated lives. The only problem is that we no longer own the new infrastructure…

Read More →

Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Paula Bennett sends 22 people on $5000 one way ticket out of Auckland – so housing crisis solved then?

CopGg64VMAEtt9s.jpg-large

By   2 mins ago

So a mere 22 desperate people took up Paula Bennett’s obscene ‘solution’ to pay the poor $5000 to leave Auckland. Wow. 22. So with 10 000 homeless in Auckland, and let’s say 22 people leave Auckland each month under this plan, Paula Bennett will have eradicated homelessness in Auckland within 37 years. That’s not really […]

Read More →

Brexit, Sanders & Trump – why spooked rich listers are here to ‘save’ Auckland and NZ from their housing crisis

images.washingtonpost.com

By   1 hour ago

Lot’s of rich people rushing to the corporate media to breathlessly tell us that they have the solutions to NZs Housing Crisis.

Read More →

How about we rename the Ministry of Social Development?

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 1.01.34 pm

By   1 day ago

If the Ministry of Social Development can’t tell the difference between a safe, legal house and an illegal garage then perhaps they shouldn’t have the words Social or Development in their title.

Read More →

The Battle for Auckland will be a war of privilege

SetWidth376-unitary-plan2

By   2 days ago

So the Unitary plan has been released, let the tedious battle of zones and room sizes begin.

Read More →

The horror of Turkey

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 1.07.39 pm

By   4 days ago

I have to be honest, the more Turkey responds harshly to the attempted coup, the more convinced I am that the Coup was either faked or another failed CIA operation.

Read More →

We have built a prison nation that produces damaged people then act surprised when they are released and do damage

Screen-Shot-2013-10-29-at-10.47.50-PM

By   5 days ago

We have allowed cheap anger and media peddling the worst elements of our nature as entertainment to cloud our judgement and produce spiteful social policy.

Read More →

Todd McClay misled the media, the public AND John Key – so how come he still has a job?

PM_John_Key_with_Hon_Todd_McClay

By   5 days ago

For Key to not have been informed of this seems ludicrous right? We have to believe that NZs largest trade partner is angry and threatening large NZ businesses and the PMs Office is informed, but they don’t tell Key?

Read More →

BTW – the planet is melting

Isaac-Cordal-climate-change-4

By   5 days ago

With the madness of an orange fascist taking over America, BREXIT backlash, human rights abuses across the ditch, the Pacific being ripped apart and desperation growing in our own country, it’s easy to sometimes forget the biggest story of our lifetime.

Read More →

Media Watch View All →

Paul robs Hosking to pay John – RNZ surge in ratings + how much longer for MediaWorks?

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 2.52.42 pm

By   34 mins ago

Mediaworks have helped RNZ most. Paul robs Hosking of radio audience and anyone with an education rushes off to RNZ . Matt Nippert reports that MediaWorks is close to finding a CEO, which is a bit like becoming the Mayor of Chernobyl at the moment.

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate Special – Political Wrap of the Week

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.01.36 am

By   1 day ago

  Joining us 7pm Tonight to wrap the political week  NZ First MP – Tracey Martin Former Leader of the Labour Party –  David Cunliffe Former TVNZ News boss, former Editor of Metro and current Auckland Council candidate – Bill Ralston    

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate Special – The Fight for Te Tai Tokerau

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 8.19.42 am

By   3 days ago

Waatea 5th Estate is a new 5 night a week 7pm current affairs show that screens on SkyTV 83, streams live on Waateanews.org and thedailyblog.nz and simulcasts across Iwi Radio.

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate – Why is Cannabis reform not going anywhere?

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 10.00.01 am

By   3 days ago

Joining us tonight to discuss why cannabis reform has somehow slipped off the political radar

Read More →

TDB July Contributions drive – last days

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 12.04.24 pm

By   4 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.

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate – Will Waitangi Tribunal decide if prison system is racist?

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.44.30 am

By   4 days ago

Joining us tonight to discuss the week-long urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing into a claim that the Crown has breached Treaty principles by failing to make a long-term commitment to reduce Maori re-offending.

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate – Can Trump win?

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 10.19.20 am

By   5 days ago

Joining us tonight top discuss if Trump can win…

Read More →

Waatea 5th Estate – Housing, warships and Trump

Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 10.53.26 am

By   1 week ago

Joining us tonight for our infamous Friday night political wrap of the week…

Read More →

Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Neil Watts – Don’t mention the steel

the-people-will-believe-what-the-media-tells-them-to-believe

By   3 days ago

NZ Herald’s Orwellian approach to substandard steel and Chinese trade threats show partisan anti-news agenda

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Prison seizes Church for SWAT team

Screen-Shot-2013-10-29-at-10.47.50-PM

By   6 days ago

Sunday morning and 11 inmates are off to church ( out of 48 in the unit ), some clutching bibles .

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Aleppo between barbarism and socialism

Rosa_Luxemburg

By   6 days ago

The military strategy is always to use the masses blood to advance the negotiating strength of this or that bourgeois faction to win the franchise to act as the gendarmes of imperialism. The blood of the Syrian people are bargaining chips for this or that client state.

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Dave Macpherson: MENTAL HEALTH – The Emperor is naked and the ‘peasants’ are starting to revolt.

mental-health

By   7 days ago

National’s political radar has been noticeably out of synch in a number of high profile areas recently (what Housing Crisis?; what Tax Haven?), and another that is more stealthily creeping up on them is the growing damage that well-publicised calamities in the mental health sector are causing to their well-cultivated image of being on top of health issues.

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Alex Pirie – We Are Not Robots

chi-inc-robots-doing-more-office-work-bsi-hub-20150617

By   2 weeks ago

I am not saying that constructive criticism is not a valuable and important tool when work is not up to standard or when improvement in performance is necessary. However, we are not all the same. We respond to different motivators and triggers.

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – More prison suicides & celebrating 60th Birthday inside

Screen-Shot-2013-10-29-at-10.47.50-PM

By   2 weeks ago

I note in recent weeks Prison Directors in Christchurch and Invercargill have acknowledged individual suicides in their prisons after family pressure.

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Danyl Strypey Bruce – Culture is Not Property

Unknown

By   3 weeks ago

There has been a lot of discussion lately here in Ōtepoti about something called “cultural appropriation”. It first came to my attention when a well-meaning friend starting objecting to our plan to have a “Gypsy Party” as part of a local festival, with Eastern European and Arabic influenced music, a performance by our local belly dancer troupe, and decoration to fit the theme.

Read More →

GUEST BLOG: Alan Johnson – $1 billion infrastructure fund merely subsidises speculators

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 9.36.01 am

By   4 weeks ago

John Key’s announcement of his Government’s $1 billion infrastructure investment fund is a brilliant political gesture but as with everything else this Government has done with housing it won’t provide any affordable housing.

Read More →

The Liberal Agenda View All →

Kia Ora Gaza Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 10.31.32 am

By   5 hours ago

Kia Ora Gaza have launched an appeal to contribute $25,000 to the Flotilla from New Zealand. Kia Ora Gaza have supported previous flotillas, and also been involved in international land convoys in 2010 and 2012. They donated three ambulances in 2010, and co-sponsored two ambulances for Gaza in 2015.

Read More →

The Daily Blog Monthly Drinks – this Friday, 7.15pm @ IKA

Unknown

By   4 days ago

The Daily Blog monthly drinks this month are on Friday, 29th at IKA, 2 Mt Eden Rd from 7.15pm. Mix and mingle with TDBs bloggers and friends and gossip about Politics.

Read More →

NZIFF FILM REVIEW: The 5th Eye – 5 stars

unnamed-5-600x464

By   6 days ago

The long anticipated documentary, THE 5TH EYE, that follows the story of the Waihopai Three and the GCSB premieres this month at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Read More →

Hear international keynote speakers straight from the first CTU organising conference

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 5.07.12 pm

By   7 days ago

Ika is thrilled to team up with the Council of Trade Unions to host three great speakers at a special Salon on Thursday August 18th. Meet Helen Kelly’s successor as CTU President, Richard Wagstaff, and hear from Madeleine Holme (United Voice Union Australia) and Mark Chenery (Co-founder, Common Cause Australia). Hear about Australia’s Save Our […]

Read More →

Chasing Asylum – a film review

maxresdefault-275

By   2 weeks ago

After media coverage of rioting at the Christmas Island detention centre late last year, the New Zealand public were made somewhat aware of the appalling treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia.

Read More →

THE 5TH EYE

unnamed

By   2 weeks ago

The long anticipated documentary, THE 5TH EYE, that follows the story of the Waihopai Three and the GCSB premieres this month in the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Read More →

Slow Food Auckland & Ika present Alofa Kai Ika

unnamed

By   3 weeks ago

We are delighted to have been invited by Slow Food Auckland to prepare and serve a meal celebrating the flavours of the South Pacific. Come along on Thursday 28 July for a delicious four course seafood feast and the inspiring story of the “rebirth” of a beautiful cuisine as told by Tracy Berno. Vegetarians and vegans are also welcome and will be cared and catered for.

Read More →

Ika’s Living wage rises today – come book a winter table for family and friends

Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 9.24.19 am

By   4 weeks ago

Ika might still be Auckland’s only Living Wage eating place, but we welcomed Rotorua bar, Posonby Rd, to the accredited employers group this month and continue to encourage others to consider the case for better pay in an industry dominated by minimum wage work.

Read More →

The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 10.28.02 am

By   5 hours ago

“Bhahahahahahahaha, they bought it”

Read More →

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 31st July 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 7.36.25 am

By   5 hours ago

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

Read More →

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 30th July 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 7.36.25 am

By   1 day ago

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

Read More →

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 29th July 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 7.36.25 am

By   2 days ago

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

Read More →

Raw News feed View All →

Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice

Screen-Shot-2013-07-23-at-9.41.43-AM

By   1 day ago

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Parliament Buildings Tēnā koe Minister, I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to the sector, through the use of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and Treasury’s CBAX […]

Read More →

World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights abuses from climate change – Greenpeace

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 9.40.24 am

By   1 day ago

Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of industrial CO2 and methane, have been ordered to respond to a legal petition that triggered the first-ever national human rights investigation concerning climate change. […]

Read More →

Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed – Salvation Army

the-salvation-army-logo

By   1 day ago

Social Housing Minister the Hon. Paula Bennett’s announcement of $9 million in a flexible fund to support people in severe housing need is very welcome says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. “We want as an organisation to be proactive in providing a range of supports to help […]

Read More →

Lifewise delighted with investment into Housing First

lifewise-logo-1

By   1 day ago

Social development agency Lifewise are delighted that Housing First is being recognised as a preferred approach to ending homelessness, under today’s announcement of the Government’s investment into supporting better housing outcomes. Lifewise are work collaboratively with other agencies, using the internationally successful Housing First model to support people off the streets and into permanent homes. […]

Read More →

Making Sanitary Products Accessible to Students – Young Labour

47_1

By   1 day ago

New Zealand Young Labour was pleased to be a part of the launch of the Foodbanks project to make sanitary items available to students who cannot afford them along with Countdown, the Salvation Army and Manuwera MP and Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson Louisa Wall. Sanitary products are an expensive but often over looked necessity. Most […]

Read More →

Time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders – Human Rights Commission

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 10.47.25 am

By   1 day ago

Thirty years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill became law, the Human Rights Commission says it’s time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders. “Our Government regularly honours New Zealanders who do extraordinary things: I think it’s time for our Government to honour New Zealanders who fought for the […]

Read More →

New Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks missing the vital role of family – PSA

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.34.05 am

By   1 day ago

The announcement of a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks removing the vital focus on whānau and communities, says the union of nearly 2,500 people who currently work at the Ministry’s predecessor, Child Youth and Family (CYF). “People working at CYF have been clearly stating for years that workloads and underfunding are the biggest barrier […]

Read More →

State houses are for living in, not selling off – PSA

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.34.05 am

By   1 day ago

Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. “People across the country are crying out for suitable housing, and the last thing the Government should be doing is trying to […]

Read More →


Authorised by Martyn Bradbury, The Editor, TheDailyBlog, 5 Victoria St East/Queen St, CBD, Auckland, New Zealand.