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GUEST BLOG: Matthew Hooton – My position on NBR

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

For those asking, yes, Todd Scott filed a Statement of Claim against me in the High Court today. He alleges that it was negligent for me to have sent NBR the column I did about Steven Joyce. Consequently, despite the column having been published in the NBR after being read and subedited by several NBR staff including editor Duncan Bridgeman, Todd says I should have to pay some or all NBR’s costs and any losses it suffers from Mr Joyce’s litigation.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Explosive new allegations about Christchurch Prison

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Daily Blog is right about Christchurch Prison’s problems and a lot hasn’t come out yet.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The Budget and Māori

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s appropriate that I give my view on our just released Budget. Already you have seen the misinformed and nonsensical views from the National and Māori Party on how ‘wonderful’ they were last time and how we ‘missed the boat’ this time. So let me tell you just how big the boat is that we have caught.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – War Crimes? Of Course!

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

So why doesn’t New Zealand summon the Israeli Ambassador? Are we more indifferent to atrocities being committed? Also, as others have pointed out,  the Working Holidays Scheme for young Israelis should be stopped.

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GUEST BLOG: Gareth Morgan – Weak Analyses Plus Political Bias

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The TWG has been set an impossible mission – improve the tax regime, make it more efficient and fair, but don’t recommend any changes to the tax treatment of owner occupied housing. And another – make the tax system fairer but don’t deal with the interface between tax rates and welfare (which is just negative tax after all).

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – The lies of Hobsons Pledge

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Just to clear up the racist lies and propaganda that Hobsons Pledge are spreading about our founding national document the Treaty of Waitangi.

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GUEST BLOG: Danyl Strype – Work and Income is Beyond Repair – Scrap it!

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Reflecting on about 20 years of dealing with WINZ on and off, this is what I think needs to happen. Firstly, WINZ needs to be abolished. The mild reforms of the Clark years prove that it’s far too politicized to be reformed without just being deformed again by the next government. It’s a failed model. Just bin it.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Reclaiming Marx

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

A famous dead white man indulges us by coming back from the grave on his 200th birthday for a bit of celebrity haunting.

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GUEST HEALTH VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST HEALTH VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis

Gallstones are common, particularly in women. It is estimated that, from the age of 40, more than 20 out of 100 women, and 10 out of 100 men, have gallstones. If you have abdominal pain similar to what I spoke about in this vlog please get it checked out!

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – A rockstar economy that plays for everyone, not just the rich.

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

It really is time for the National Party to grow up and stop being so spiteful. Last month, National Party MP Tim Macindoe, wrote a column complaining and whinging that the new Government is pushing for laws that will strengthen the rights of New Zealand Workers.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – New Zealand: A living breathing example of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – New Zealand: A living breathing example of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

Our land 2018, a recent report released  by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, has found we are damaging and losing our soils and our native plants and animals.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

By   /  May 1, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Yasser Murtaja, 30-year old Palestinian  photojournalist , was shot and killed by Israeli IDF snipers on 06 April, while covering the first Friday of the Gazan Great March of Return.  Murtaja, standing well back from the barrier fence, was wearing a blue flak jacket , marked in large letters PRESS. He was shot in the abdomen, just below his flak jacket. Five other Palestinian journalists were shot that same day.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira: Hell hath no fury like a Christian spurned

By   /  April 28, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

People have labelled Folau’s comments as “hate speech”. Tuariki Delamare, ex-minister of Immigration said Folau should be banned from coming here, the media here and across the ditch want him booted out of rugby, and the nutters have gone ballistic on social media.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – Every ANZAC Day we pretend that our nation was forged in a failed maritime invasion of Turkey

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

We adopt historical amnesia of the men woman and children that fought for their country on the battlefields of the New Zealand wars they are rarely mentioned at the cenotaphs every ANZAC parade.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – Winners and Loser: The New Zealand Tax System

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

There has been the constant spectre of the Tax Working Group hanging over us, and over the weekend, the appointment of Marama Davidson as Co-leader of the Greens gave rise to the discussion of new and higher taxes, including higher income tax, for which she is a supporter.

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Blue Light Vapes Specials – COME VAPING WITH US

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Blue Light Vapes Specials – COME VAPING WITH US

SMOK ALIEN KIT 220W with TFV8 The SMOK Alien 220W TC Starter Kit is a truly advanced vape kit, integrating a unique statement piece with an ultra-performance chipset with 220W of maximum power and full temperature regulation alongside the widely popular TFV8 Baby Beast Tank. A great device that will give you a great flavour […]

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