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GUEST BLOG: Geoff Simmons – Three reasons why I am the only choice in Mt Albert

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

A vote for The Opportunities Party is a vote for business with heart, but certainly not business as usual.

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GUEST BLOG: Moana Maniapoto: The Willie Jackson I know

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Willie Jackson can be really annoying. In fact, that was one of the reasons we divorced about 16 years ago. Another reason, no doubt, was that he got fed up with me. But that’s the way things can pan out in a marriage. In New Zealand, according to the stats, one in three married couples split up.

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GUEST BLOG: Mat Danaher – The Time for a Living Wage is NOW

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The announcement this morning of the revised rate for the Living Wage, $20.20 an hour comes at a time when the concept is undergoing a sea change in terms of impact and the national debate.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Chaos or Cunning? The Trump Administration’s Real Agenda.

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Trump seems confused about the media’s job. That they report things that happen has been a shock for him. Perhaps used to the fake reality of reality TV he has been spoiled by the idea of being edited to look powerful and in control, rather than the chaotic, foolish, racist, hate monger the media has revealed using magical devices that record actual reality.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The health of our democracy is at risk with the Electoral Commission failing voters

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Electoral Commission needs to wake up.

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GUEST BLOG: Paul Moon – Why Willie Jackson could be election decider

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Jackson will push the case for urban Maori to receive more government attention, and has the inside knowledge to convert whatever funding is channelled in that direction to achieve something tangible for those who need it most. His work in the area of domestic violence is a good example of such policies in action.

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GUEST BLOG: Paul (the bloke The Standard banned for 3 years) – Fake news

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Do the mainstream media think we’ve forgotten the fake news about the Kuwaiti girl Nayirah who claimed to have seen Iraqi soldiers taking babies out of incubators during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait? You know, when they repeated the lies of Bush Senior get the US population to accept the invasion of Iraq.

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GUEST BLOG: Alex Birchall – Identity Politics is a Class Politics

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Around the world, but very prominently in New Zealand, the turn away from class politics to identity politics as the principal organisational form of the Left occurred just as the social democratic compromise was undone and inequality began to rise again. Unlike class politics, which unites workers of all colours, genders, and sexualities to oppose capitalism, identity politics was not able to deal with this reconsolidation of power by the capitalist and new financial elite.

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GUEST BLOG: Tina Ngata – A Crook By Any Other Name: Celebrating Cook

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

Well there goes another February 14th. Evenings of whimsical sighs, chinking champagne glasses, and adoring compliments across the Pacific as indigenous folks send their thanks out to the Hawaiian cousins that took care of business, and finally put an end to the diseased, kidnapping, murderous, thieving invader called Captain James Cook.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – When The Boss is Bad – Staff and Citizens React

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

As usual, Trump is unpopular, with 67% of people in a Gallup poll thinking that foreign leaders don’t respect him. Not a huge shock considering the welcome extended to foreigners residing in the country Trump is currently running into the ground.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Starving Prisoners scavenging from bins inside prison

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Our rations are meagre enough on Corrections $4 per day food budget without this carry on.

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GUEST BLOG: Paul – Labour – an identity crisis.

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The urban liberals who prioritise identity politics above seizing control of the economy for workers and citizens are the Labour supporters who don’t get hurt when National wins an election.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Why Labour for me and why now?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

For nine years I have watched communities disintegrate while some in our beautiful country have advanced.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – The Presidency Show International Episodes

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – The Presidency Show International Episodes

As I boot up my computer, I feel sick. I’ve been away from the news for almost a day. So much could have happened. Yesterday Muslims were being detained in the airports, stopped in the street, and made targets by a man who is at best an unthinking fool, at worst an evil megalomaniac messiah, heralding in the new dawn of hate.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – American Presidency Show a Ratings Grabber

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Every time I connect to the world in any way, a horrible wave of terrible shit rains down. It’s as if Trump and his ‘administration’ are firing as many of the worst, most stupidly insane, disgusting, human rights violating turds of executive orders, choices for cabinet, and decisions in general that it can’t be ignored.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Family Violence – It’s just not OK unless you’re in Russia.

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

World news has been Trumped these past few weeks, but there are changes to family violence laws happening in Russia that hark back to bygone eras. It was only last July that it became a crime to beat a member of your family, this week that decision is being reversed as the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed an amendment 308-3 removing domestic abuse from the criminal code.

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