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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – How to Waste Your Electorate Vote and Help National Win

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Pubs are great places for a chat. Last night, in between games of darts, I talked with a mate about the coming election. He told me he was going to party vote Labour but electorate vote the Greens because he liked their local candidate.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Why aren’t all these old people out working?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 27th May 2017

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: The Wikileaks-Linked Murder Conspiracy Consuming Conservative Media
4: ‘Coalition strikes kill 106 civilians’ in Al Mayadeen
3: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere
2: China risks another downgrade if debt bubble not fixed, says Moody’s
1: Trump ‘complained to Belgian PM of difficulty setting up golf resorts in EU’

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National running out of excuses on Pike – Labour Party

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The latest Pike River revelations further erode National’s position of blocking a manned re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “National is running out of excuses to hide behind. It’s time to re-enter the Pike River Mine drift to recover the men and evidence of why they died. […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 27th May 2017

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

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

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Foreign firm allowed to bottle millions of litres of water from Belfast aquifer

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Labour Candidate for Waimakariri, Dan Rosewarne has expressed concern that a valuable water consent has been transferred to Cloud Ocean Water Ltd, an overseas company registered in March with the business classification for manufacturing mineral water. Dan Rosewarne said, “If the entire water allocation is used, the plant will be free to extract 4.32 million […]

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OPEN LETTER FROM KIM DOTCOM TO FAMILY OF SETH RICH

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Family of Seth Rich c/- Aaron Rich UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Dear Aaron SETH RICH – DNC LEAKS Introduction 1. As you know, you and I have previously corresponded after I reached out to you to offer my assistance with the GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the family of Mr Rich (family). I understand from […]

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HOMELESS STILL HELPLESS AFTER BUDGET – MANA Party

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

“15% of the population, 1% of the budget – that won’t change a bloody thing for Maori” said MANA Leader Hone Harawira “That’s less than the 3% on the dollar iwi get in a treaty settlement, and that was a rip off!” “Mind you it’s what we got from Labour so nothing’s changed in the […]

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Nats’ Budget locks in housing crisis – Andrew Little

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

National’s ninth Budget forecasts house prices will rise at three times the rate of wages, locking in the housing crisis for years to come, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “After nine years, all National can offer is a continuation of the housing crisis. Budget forecasts show an 18 per cent rise in the […]

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Budget 2017: Lines outside Work and Income show Budgets fail to address poverty

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Every Friday at Clendon Work and Income people and whānau line up to see a AAAP advocate so that they can get basic welfare entitlements denied to them by their own offices. “The Budget released yesterday does nothing for the unemployed and low-waged workers we see on a daily basis,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty […]

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Politcal Caption Competition

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Steven, are you sure these budget numbers are right?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 26th May 2017

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: A Body-Slammed Reporter and the New American War on Journalism
4: US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians
3: SENATORS FROM BOTH PARTIES BLAST “OUTRAGEOUS” TRUMP CALL PRAISING DUTERTE FOR ANTI-DRUG KILLING SPREE
2: Jeremy Scahill on Trump’s Embrace of Duterte’s Deadly War on Drugs in the Philippines
1: Manchester bombing accomplices may still be at large, police say

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 26th May 2017

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

  Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day. Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.    

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No relief for nurses or DHBs in Budget 2017 $2b more needed – NZNO

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Budget 2017 does not bring relief to pressured nurses. It fails to increase operational funding to a level that would mean nurses are adequately resourced to keep up with current health care demand. The health budget is still short by $2b on what has been calculated as required to take care of New Zealander’s health […]

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Budget delivers $12 million less for native wildlife – Forest And Bird

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Forest & Bird has calculated that the 2017/18 budget has delivered a $12 million real term reduction in the Department of Conservation’s core biodiversity funding. “The Government is trying to confuse the true picture by including its one-off emergency spending on the ‘Battle for Our Birds’ response to the latest beech masting event,” says Forest […]

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Māori Party backs champion over vaccine controversy

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Māori Party is backing Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s stance against an anti-immunisation group because of the misleading information they are trying to send to vulnerable Māori communities. “Our whānau don’t need half-truths and lies when it comes to making decisions about the health of their children and mokopuna,” said Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan. “What […]

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