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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 24th May 2017

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  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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Families must feature in Budget 2017 – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In 2017 far too many families have neither a warm safe home nor sufficient money after rent for necessities to enable their children to thrive. CPAG expects changes to Working for Families (WFF) in this Budget, as foreshadowed by the Minister of Finance Steven Joyce. “But if all that is on offer is the inflation […]

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Gareth Morgan response to Judith Collins and Paula Bennett

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

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Dave Macpherson – Being part of the Health Establishment means never having to say sorry

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

A leading suicide prevention campaigner published a social media post on the weekend asking why the Southern District Health Board had yet to apologise to her family over the poor care for her son, who was a victim of suicide 4 years ago.

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GUEST BLOG: Jin An – Tobacco tax bender

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Last week, we saw another dairy get attacked by intruders; the latest in a string of attacks in Auckland. The Police say that most of the robberies are due to tobacco prices. While some were quick to jump on the “get tough on crime” band wagon and called for tougher penalties: a political manoeuvre that proved successful throughout the 80s and 90s stemming from Nixon.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Hey have we got enough of you guys to play a mock 9/11 game on Air Force One?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: Antarctica’s Disintegration Could Actually Lead to a Hollywood Disaster Scenario
4: Trump fails to explain how to revive Arab-Israeli talks
3: Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump’s $110B Arms Deal over Saudi Atrocities in Yemen & Region
2: Theresa May ditches manifesto plan with ‘dementia tax’ U-turn
1: FACEBOOK WON’T SAY IF THEY’LL USE YOUR BRAIN ACTIVITY FOR ADVERTISEMENTS

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 23rd May 2017

By   /  May 23, 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.

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Students release Budget wishlist – NZUSA

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has released a list of changes it says will begin to restore access to tertiary education ahead of this Thursday’s Government Budget announcement. The desired changes come amid findings of student hardship in a recent Unitec survey, as well as NZUSA’s 2017 Income and Expenditure Report. National […]

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Canadian minister exposes National’s political spin on Hanoi TPPA outcome – Jane Kelsey

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Prime Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Todd McClay are spinning the outcome of Sunday’s meeting of the eleven remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Hanoi for short-term electoral purposes, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, who has been monitoring international coverage of the meeting. Todd McClay is reported in […]

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Opportunities Party gives Greens full marks for trying on parental support

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

At The Opportunities Party (TOP) we’re so glad the Greens are joining us in choosing to address child poverty with policy that is supported by high-quality scientific evidence. Strong evidence shows that cash is what works best to help vulnerable families thrive. Families are most vulnerable to falling into poverty when their children are young. […]

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The Opportunities Party Thanks Public for Supporting the REAL DEAL Cannabis policy

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

I just wanted to thank you all for your support and input into the party’s Real Deal Cannabis Reform Policy. This was our first experiment in working with members and the evidence to create a policy and it was hugely successful. Three days after unveiling the policy, we’ve had massive public support with some polls […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

Trump completed his trip to Saudi Arabia by transferring his soul into an ancient Islamic relic

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 22nd May 2017

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: There Was No One Else on Earth Like Chris Cornell
4: How Israel is targeting Palestinian institutions
3: Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence
2: Trump vows to meet ‘history’s great test’ by conquering extremism
1: U.S. DRONE STRIKE IN YEMEN KILLED MEN WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH AL QAEDA, ACCORDING TO RELATIVES

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 22nd May 2017

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  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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Elderly Tāmaki tenant’s fight against eviction continues – Stop Niki’s Eviction

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Niki Rauti, an elderly social housing tenant will be in court at 2:15pm today to appeal a decision regarding the legitimacy of her eviction.   If Niki loses this court case, the TRC will win the right to bring in bailiffs and police to evict Niki from her home and change the locks.   A […]

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