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RIP Patrick Gower Political Editor 2012-2017

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…Patrick Gower isn’t so much a journalist as he is a barking dog that chases every stationary car he can see. I enjoy watching his work for the pure bloodsport element, when his eyes roll into the back of his head as he starts his death spin on whatever unfortunate soul has been stupid enough to be interviewed by him,  you watch with all the excitement of a really gruesome snuff movie.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Total eclipse of the Fart

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 11th December 2017

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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

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Are you a male alone this Christmas but looking for love?

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Christmas is a magical time when all dreams come true. The streets are looking festive, as ever, children are happy, waiting for a Christmas present. By the way, have you thought about your present already? For people who are not taken yet, true love seems like the best gift on Earth. Being alone during holidays […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

Despite reports showing that we failed NZ in every possible measurement, here I am being so condescending as to hand Phil Twyford a fucking toy tool kit for him to build his houses with. The fact I can do this and get away with it is a reminder of just how gutless our mainstream media really are. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 10th December 2017

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

New National Party Housing Policy criticised as ‘lacking vision’

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 9th December 2017

By   /  December 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

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A socially caring economic model to follow – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that successful ethical lending schemes such as Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) that are designed to empower families in hardship and reduce the effect of debt, should be a model for adoption nationwide. A new report by NTM shows the not-for-profit organisation’s success in helping hundreds of financially vulnerable people […]

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New Zealand Can And Must Do More for Refugees – Changemakers Refugee Forum

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. ChangeMakers Refugee Forum is proud of New Zealand’s commitment to assist the UNHCR to build a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people in New Zealand. However, as a country, they believe we can and must do more. “It’s time for change and […]

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EDS calls for an independent inquiry into fisheries

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In response to the release of the Future Catch report by the New Zealand Initiative earlier this week, EDS has called for a wide-ranging public inquiry into New Zealand’s fisheries management system. “There are many worrying problems with the current fisheries management regime, and these are far broader than recreational fishing,” said EDS Policy Director […]

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Canterbury Drinking Water Reference Group Responds to Report – Environment Canterbury

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Canterbury Drinking Water Reference Group welcomes the Government Inquiry’s Report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry: Stage 2 and will examine the findings carefully to fully understand the outcomes and recommendations. The Canterbury Drinking Water Reference Group was proactively formed after the Havelock North water contamination outbreak and is made up of representatives […]

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Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable Improvements Needed – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The growth in child poverty has been halted and relevant indicators are dropping, says the Children’s Commissioner on release of the latest Child Poverty Monitor data. However, sustained progress is needed so that all children have the same opportunities to flourish and thrive “Following an increase in benefit levels in 2015 and other adjustments by […]

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Risk to public drinking water result of ‘quick buck’ policies – Choose Clean Water

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In the wake of the latest report on the state of New Zealand’s drinking water, Labour, NZ First and the Greens have the opportunity to do what National never did; look after our people, say freshwater campaigners. “The willingness of the previous Government to risk public health for a quick buck was clear for a […]

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New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with a degree of caution. The new report, derived from data collected mid-2016 from income over the previous 12 months, shows that the numbers […]

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Auckland rail workers to strike over safety concerns – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Auckland rail workers will go on strike this Friday after their employer, French owned multi-national Transdev, refused to back down on its proposal to introduce driver-only operation on the city’s passenger trains. The strike will take place from 2am on Friday 8 December until 1:59am on Saturday 9 December. “Despite going into mediated negotiations, Transdev […]

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