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Nats blow the Budget on motels after bowling state houses – Labour Party

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

National is spending $140,000 a day putting homeless families in motels, the legacy of nine years of selling off and knocking down state houses, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “There are 30 times as many families needing emergency housing in motels than the government expected. National thought they would need to issue just 350 […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Labour Māori Campaign Launch – Sunday 30 July, 2017

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

The Labour Māori Campaign will officially launch on Sunday 30th July at Ngā Whare Waatea Marae in South Auckland.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Come on Winston, Maori have already voted on Maori electorates with their feet

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Winston is better than this I know he is proudly Maori and he has strong Maori advocates like Pita Paraone, Shane Jones and Ronnie Mark who will be giving him advice and counsel. I hope he listens to them. He needs to remember he’s chasing National voters, not trying to copy National Party policy.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

56 new emojis for National Party and ACT voters screaming at Metiria

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 20th July 2017

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5:  The US Military Is Renting an Apartment in Trump Tower for $130,000 a Month
4:  Palestinians clash with Israeli forces outside al-Aqsa
3:   Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People “Back to Middle Ages” in Electricity Crisis
2:   U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel
1:   Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 20th July 2017

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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

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Labour’s $4 billion education fix just what children need – NZEI

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Labour’s promise of a $4 billion funding jolt for education will start to repair the damage that’s been inflicted on public education and will make a huge difference for New Zealand’s children and young people, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. The Labour Party today released its fiscal plan for its first term of Government, committing […]

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Labour’s fiscal plan offers good alternative for workers – CTU

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Labour’s announced fiscal plan today has been welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions. ‘This plan demonstrates a real and positive alternative to the Government’s budget and gives people a real choice when they cast their vote in September’s election,’ CTU President Richard Wagstaff said. ‘Labour’s fiscal plan delivers real gains in health, housing, education […]

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Homelessness National’s disgraceful legacy – Labour Party

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

National is failing in the most basic duty of a government – ensuring all our people have a place to live, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.   “Auckland Council estimates 24,000 people in our biggest city don’t have a place to call home. Homeless New Zealanders are dying in the streets. That’s not the […]

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Nats show they’re the tax dodgers’ best friends – Labour Party

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

“The government is taking the knife to IRD at a time when we need a highly skilled department to ensure that multinationals and speculators don’t get away with dodging tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.   ‘For nine years, National has turned a blind eye to tax dodging by multinationals and speculators. Now, they’re […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lizzie Cook – Māori seats in Parliament

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

If we want social and environmental change, punishing is not a helpful or healthy philosophy. We require consultation through well-informed and democratic processes focused on the well-being of all people. Talking about abolishing Māori seats in no way contributes to this. It is a deliberate inflammatory device that has nothing to do with cultural literacy in Aotearoa.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Little – Multinationals

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Right now, some multinational corporations aren’t paying their fair share of tax in New Zealand. Many are using complex accountancy schemes to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in tax – and leaving it up to the rest of us to pick up the tab.

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EXCLUSIVE: Graeme Axford – My IPCA complaint about MP Todd Barclay

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Dear Minister of justice, I have a complaint about the IPCA and a few comments to make about them to you as well. I heard on Radio NZ that the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) of New Zealand has dropped my complaint into MP Todd Barclay. While I have no doubt as a fellow National MP you will be please to hear this given he is a colleague of yours.

I am unhappy about two aspects of the IPCA handling of this.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – We need to work together to end National

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

There has been a lot of push and shove from the Greens and NZ First this week and that’s not something to be frightened of because we need to be honest and upfront when we talk about politics and ultimately the power to run our country.

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By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

National’s suicide policy is so depressed it’s committed suicide

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 19th July 2017

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5:  What Nonsense Universe Is Donald Trump Living in?
4:  Amnesty Accuses U.S. Coalition of War Crimes in Mosul: Scale of Death Much Higher Than Acknowledged
3:  MEXICAN JOURNALIST CARMEN ARISTEGUI SLAMS GOVERNMENT SPYWARE TARGETING HER TEENAGE SON
2:   Qatar considers seeking damages over Gulf blockade
1:  Trump pivots from Obamacare repeal to ordering Republicans to ‘let it fail’

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