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New Zealand Prime Minister announces pregnancy on Instagram

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

We now cross live to Mark Richardson and The AM Show for comment…

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The Liberal Agenda – WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 27th

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 27th.   We will be at the Waihopai spy base main gate at Waihopai Valley Road from 10 – 11 a.m. There will be speakers; information will be provided on the function of the […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Auckland Fringe Festival – Question Time Blues

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

Question Time Blues plays:

Dates: 1 – 3 March, 6:30pm

Venue: Vault at Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland City.

Tickets: $20-25 (VIP tickets available)

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The Liberal Agenda – The last weeks of Auckland’s Golden Dawn Tavern Of Power

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

It will be the end of one of the great reigns of culture in Auckland. The Golden Dawn Tavern is sadly closing and if you’ve never been to this icon before, this is the time to do it.

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Nashy says ‘Oi. You. Noooooo!’ to Fishing Industry censorship

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Good day for democracy and a good day for the environment.  

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America edges towards NSA mass surveillance Death Star

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Overnight the US Senate inched closer to granting the NSA a mass surveillance Death Star by ending debate on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act.

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Labour Party’s Tax Working Group stacked 8 to 2 with corporate representatives

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

Most of these people spend their working days earning fat salaries advising wealthy corporates and rich listers how to minimise their taxes.

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Use of Nudge theory: The Winter Energy Payment

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  21 Comments

Behavioural economist Richard Thaler, the father of ‘nudge theory’ was awarded the Nobel economics prize in 2008. In New Zealand we see his influence in the auto-enrolment, opt-out design of KiwiSaver.

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Instagram hit by fake advertiser scam

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

This is enormously damaging to Instagram who allowed a fake company to create a scam and advertise on their platform. 

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China launches first strike in looming trade war with America

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

After setting out the parameters of the next economic crash yesterday, China have stepped up and launched the first strike in the looming trade war with America…

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Why are Fairfax pimping for climate deniers?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

What the hell do Fairfax think they are doing by allowing a climate denial pimp like Doug Edmeades a platform?

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Duncan Grieve’s analysis of TVNZ vs Mediaworks seems a tad optimistic

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The Spinoff’s Editor, Duncan Grieve, claims Mediaworks (the company giving him a TV show) have outfoxed TVNZ by coming back to air early with The Project and The AM Show and that this is somehow a brilliant game of Chess being played y Mediaworks.

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All the canaries in the minefield are dead – the looming economic correction

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…people are going to want a State that will be prepared to step up to the challenge and lead rather than leave it to the free market.

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Calm down David Farrar – Hayley Holt was barely a candidate (and why John Campbell might leave RNZ)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Right wing spin dr and pollster to the failed National Party, David Farrar, is incredulous that former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt has been given the new presenting job on Breakfast…

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Glitterboobs, tinned tomatoes, racist menus and golliwogs – have we started the year off angry?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The wounds that so many are speaking from can’t be argued with, they need to heal first before they can listen and I don’t  think there is going to be a lot of listening in 2018. 

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A Point Being Overlooked In The Trump-Haiti “Shithole” Controversy

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

[Author’s Note: Due to some confusion derived from people not reading beyond the first few lines, it’s probably necessary to include a disclaimer at this point – I’m NOT defending Trump here. Read the whole thing before angrily writing in to suggest otherwise, please.] 

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