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Matilda’s Magic, Geoffrey Palmer’s consitution & School leaver’s toolkit

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Matilda’s Magic, Geoffrey Palmer’s consitution & School leaver’s toolkit

My companion and I attended the very final night of Matilda the Musical at the Civic in Auckland.  And his response was similar to mine, – “Wow! That was Amazing!”

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Opinion, education and social development

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

In this country, we have always been so proud of our social policy. The danger is to segregate social policy from fiscal policy from education and military… this mechanical approach to governance has been a hijacking, but it will always be a dysfunctional governance if it does not consider the synergies of melded societal aspects.

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The reality about welfare right now

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The fact is that these days, both Paula Bennet and Metiria Turei, would NOT have been able to get off the dole. Surveillance and a new militancy in the Welfare system, is exacting and precise and it doesn’t let people defraud it.

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Theatre Review: Jane Doe

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Theatre Review: Jane Doe

Jane Doe

By Eleanor Bishop

Presented by Zanetti Productions

Q Theatre’s Loft

On until 17 June

Bookings: qtheatre.co.nz or 09 309 9771

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Theatre Review: Power Ballad

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Theatre Review: Power Ballad

Power Ballad, is Julia Croft’s show at the Basement right now, directed and co-created by Nisha Madhan.

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Mother’s day rant, for grumpy mums to read with their cup of tea?

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  7 Comments

OMG it’s another whole week till Mother’s Day… not only is it a load of blocks, but so many of you are celebrating two weeks and one week early, making it a mother’s month… What a triumph for shopping centres.

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This is the most horrifying thing I have seen in the media so far, this year in the context of all that is happening with education & the military

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  43 Comments

While we are witnessing the death of millions in Syria and millions more around the world, and the images of dying children are being bandied about and while we are alarmed and indignant and looking for some answers, here is a picture of the army putting military grade assault rifles into the hands of our children.

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Cruel and Sadistic abortion laws need changing NOW

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Right now we have a refusal in Parliament to attend to an overhaul of draconian legislation around women’s abortion issues. Making young women reconsider their life-choices by forcing them through a process in which they must prove mental distress in order to get permission to have a procedure done, is cruel and sadistic.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Resident Alien

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on THEATRE REVIEW: Resident Alien

Resident Alien
Completes a season at Basement theatre,
6.30 pm
Until the 1st April

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POETRY REVIEW: Shane Hollands

By   /  March 18, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on POETRY REVIEW: Shane Hollands

Poetry has been everything you didn’t expect it to be for a pretty long time now, and Shane Hollands has been putting this to effect in the inner literary worlds of this city for the length and breadth of that time.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Cellfish

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on THEATRE REVIEW: Cellfish

Te Ao Maori puts a new tale into the New Zealand Maori literature canon on stage in the Festival this season.

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Paula Bennett, Trump, Men’s Rights and Feminism

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

I wish I had recorded the long conversation I had this morning with an old acquaintance in the performance industry who was following my thread on face-book about feminism, and felt moved to give me a call. He is a comedian.

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