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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – Campaign Diary Part 2

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

“Today I went to Greenmeadows primary school and went along with a support teacher to see what they do and need.

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Want to save the planet? Eat more insects

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Order Cricket Pasta from The Daily Blog now!

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Liz Gordon – No hope for equality for women in next Parliament

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Women holding out for gender equality in Parliament after this election are likely to be disappointed.  The main mechanism for achieving gender equity within parties is the party list, and most of the parties that will do well in 2017 are far from gender equal. There are currently 38 women in parliament, and the outlook for doing much better is poor.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Jacinda’s speech was one of the most significant speeches in my political life

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Jacinda’s speech on Sunday was one of the most significant speeches in my political life and dare I say it, the life of this country.

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – Campaign Diary

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Some ad-hoc adventures I’ve had over the last few weeks.

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We need to eat more insects

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

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GUEST BLOG: Suzie Dawson – CIA Whistleblower joins 2nd Internet Party #AntiSpyBill Panel

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou was recruited from the high school he taught Jared Leto at. In the decades to follow, he travelled the world, recruited other spies in turn, and oversaw operations that captured Al Qaeda militants and sent them to Guantanamo Bay. Trained to keep secrets, there was one he couldn’t live with – his government was torturing people. Eventually, he shared what he knew with his fellow countrymen. Tonight, he will share it with New Zealand.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – and you, are you ‘comfortable’?

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

“British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he’s comfortable with the UK selling billions of dollars’ worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, which have been used to kill thousands of civilians in Yemen.” The quotation is from a The Nation Press Release , about a Lisa Owens  interview with Boris Johnson held on 29 July this year.  

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – Shaw Thing

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

Now that the dust is settling on the Turei resignation, it might be time to have a dispassionate look at why she had quit as leader of the Greens.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – MĀORI PARTY’S WATER POLICY NONSENSE

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Every settlement with Iwi includes a clause stating that fresh water remains unresolved, yet Chris Finlayson is out blowing racist dog whistles pretending that this reopens Treaty litigation. We wouldn’t be in this position in the first place if National hadn’t forced the issue by selling off half our hydropower generating energy companies. Labour will clean up their mess by showing real leadership with all stakeholders in water.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – I’m getting a little bit tired of commentators asking where Labour Party policy is

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Let’s cut to the chase. I’m getting a little bit tired of commentators asking where Labour Party policy is. We’ve been putting out policies consistently for the past couple of months and I’m proud of the policies that Labour have been coming out with.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Trump Plays with Fire in Korea

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Trump is reviving Bush junior’s bellicose approach to the DPRK which carries great risks for the whole world.

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GUEST BLOG: Tina Ngata – Je Ne Suis Pas Metiria

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Greens have strategists alright. Crap ones. Ones that develop a hashtag campaign which completely individualised Metiria at the same time as they were trying to say this was not about her. If it’s not about Metiria then where were the “I stand with beneficiaries” green/pink profile pics?

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GUEST BLOG: Nandor Tanczos – Tribute to Metiria

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I was so sad to hear that Metiria Turei MP had resigned her co-leadership of the Greens. I think she is probably the most courageous MP of our generation and had the potential to completely transform our Government for the good. Sadly that is now unlikely to happen. Hypocrites and vampires have hounded her out, for things done over 20 years ago as a struggling solo mum.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – New Water Policy

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Our water is a treasure that has been abused, stolen and polluted for far too long and it is beyond time that someone had the political courage to stand up to the Farming lobby and water bottling companies.

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GUEST BLOG: Vanessa Kururangi – “A Guide To Politics: Rules on How to Survive”.

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

“A Guide To Politics: How to survive”.

If you’re brown, don’t dream of conquering mountains.
If you’re a woman, don’t you start having an opinion.
If you’re intelligent, play that shit down.
If you have stretch marks, you don’t stand a chance.
If you have aroha, don’t share it with others.
If you extend your arms, it had better not be for a handout.
If you have a voice, keep it zipped.
If you have a skeleton, best you bury the whole house, not just the closet.
Also, learn to lie.

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