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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 21st May 2018

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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NZ On Air encouraged by boost to public media in Budget 2018

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

NZ On Air welcomes the announcement of an extra $15m in Budget 2018 for public media in 2018/19. The exact allocation between NZ On Air and RNZ has yet to be determined by the Ministerial Advisory Group. Following 10 years of static funding, NZ On Air welcomes any new money for public media which supports […]

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Community Law Celebrates Government Top-up – Community Law Centres

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Community Law is celebrating the Government top-up of $2.2m announced in today’s Budget. “Having been made to live under a funding freeze for the last 10 years, the funding top-up is welcome news”, says Liz Tennet, the CEO of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA), the national body that represents the interests of the 24 […]

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A budget that takes children seriously – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, says today’s budget takes children seriously. He welcomes the focus on reducing child poverty, a critical step towards improving child wellbeing. “The Families package, which includes a boost to Working for Families and a new Best Start payment supporting all new babies from July 1st, will make a significant […]

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Significant healthcare challenge ignored in Budget – Alzheimers New Zealand

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Alzheimers NZ is disappointed the Budget does not include enhanced specialist dementia services for the many thousands of Kiwis who have dementia. “Dementia is already one of this country’s greatest healthcare challenges and its impact is only going to get worse. It’s imperative the government acts quickly and decisively to invest in the support services […]

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Well-being of children and families a welcome focus – New Zealand Kindergartens

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

“Placing the well-being of children, families and whānau centre-stage of the government’s budget is to be applauded” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “Shifting the focus to investing in families in long overdue. We need to do better by children and the government has made its intentions clear” said Clare Wells. “The pressures on […]

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Budget pours more money into failed criminal justice system – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is disappointed by large increases in police and prison spending in the 2018 Budget. ‘This government is saying one thing and doing another. While it calls for a “more humane justice system” it pours billions of dollars into a prison system that doesn’t work,’ says PAPA spokeswoman Emilie Rākete. ‘Budget […]

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Recalibrating the Budget for wellbeing – Deloittes

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Budget 2018 the last of its kind with a world-first “wellbeing Budget” mooted for next year Deloitte partner David Lovatt says the announcement of next year’s wellbeing Budget shows Government’s commitment to a more holistic approach – a recalibration of the Budget process to encompass a broader definition of success. “In this vein, today’s Budget […]

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Dr Liz Gordon – A just nation?

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

It has been a very long time since a New Zealand government has had an agenda of justice sector reform.  In truth, justice has been run on the fuel of the agony of the victims of crime. It has been stoked by rage and fear.  There has been little that is dispassionate or even that over-used phrase, evidence-based, about justice policy. To be honest, justice policy since about 1990 has been stark raving bonkers.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Ummm.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 20th May 2018

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

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Support Independent Media – contribute to The Daily Blog

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Platforms like The Daily Blog are now more crucial than ever before in the NZ media landscape, if you haven’t donated before, but read us regularly, we could do with your support.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The Budget and Māori

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s appropriate that I give my view on our just released Budget. Already you have seen the misinformed and nonsensical views from the National and Māori Party on how ‘wonderful’ they were last time and how we ‘missed the boat’ this time. So let me tell you just how big the boat is that we have caught.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

I really don’t want to hear his bullshit, and how weird is it that Paula Bennett is slowly turning into Laila Harre?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 19th May 2018

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  10 Comments

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CPAG Post Budget Special live stream 11.30am today

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Streaming live today at 11.30am – CPAG Post Budget special – Guest speakers include senior lecturer in economics Dr Stephen Poletti; Public Health Medicine and Māori Health expert Dr Rhys Jones; and Professor Innes Asher, Starship Children’s Hospital paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics.

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