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LAUNCHING NOW: The Daily Blog 2017 election contribution drive

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – if you want to support independent blogs so you have some critical media this election rather than the corporate crap we are usually fed, then we need your help.

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TWITTER WATCH: Bill English literally says ‘let them eat pie’ for Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

…laughing it up about what Pie you will eat with your Finance Minister when there are a quarter of a million hungry children living in poverty and 1600 dying each year from the cold is pretty out of touch even for the National Party.

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National Party Exceptionalism

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

It is fascinating that when it comes to National Party neoliberal social experiments, this Government’s ability to turn a blind eye and ignore the truth is as unsubtle as a Klu Klux Klan rally.

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GUEST BLOG: Winston Peters – The 2017 Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters
Public Meeting,
Forbury Racecourse, Bart Winters Room,
45 McAndrews Rd,
South Dunedin.
10.30am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Could Corbyn dream the impossible dream?

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Despite being repeatedly mauled, attacked and belittled by his own Party and The Guardian, there have been some tantalising hints that the election isn’t going all the way for Teresa May, could Corbyn pull off the impossible and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat?

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GUEST BLOG:: Willie Jackson – Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about it.

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Kim Dotcom – Statement on #SethRich

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WASINVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.

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Gareth Morgan Announces The Opportunities Party (TOP) First Set of Candidates

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

“I’m proud to announce our first set of candidates,” says The Opportunities Party Leader Dr Gareth Morgan. “They are all top quality people who are committed to offering Kiwis evidence based solutions to the problems we face. These are the kinds of people we need in Parliament.”   The candidates announced today are:   Jessica […]

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This Is Your [Former] Police Minister On Drugs

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Earlier this week, somebody asked Judith Collins what she thought of Gareth Morgan. Ever the diplomat, her curt response was that if she wound up having to deal with him … she’d “probably take up drugs”. No word, as yet, on whether she’d also find this necessary working with Winston.

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GUEST BLOG: Gareth Morgan – Time for a Sea Change in NZ Politics

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Young people are turning their back on politics in big numbers, and when you look at the current way of doing things it is no surprise. Our two biggest parties make personal digs and squabble over who runs the country when they are the closest together on policy. Meanwhile our potential kingmaker is a one-man band who wants to take New Zealand back to the 1970s. It is enough to turn anyone off.

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Malcolm Evans – Trump Trumps Trump

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Trump Trumps Trump

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Master, It’ll be the greatest Death Star, the biggest in the world and I’ll build it faster and cheaper than anyone else can. It will be made of Gold, the best gold, the greatest gold ever made and I will make it greatest and bestest in the whole world.

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 24th May 2017

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

5: The Simple Problems with the Right’s Response to the Manchester Attack
4: Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named suicide bomber
3: HOMELAND SECURITY HIRES ANTI-ISLAM ACTIVIST KATHARINE GORKA AS TRUMP MAKES OVERTURES TO MUSLIM STATES
2: Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Israeli Jails Protest Trump’s Visit to Israel
1: Second Manchester bomb victim named as eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 24th May 2017

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Families must feature in Budget 2017 – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In 2017 far too many families have neither a warm safe home nor sufficient money after rent for necessities to enable their children to thrive. CPAG expects changes to Working for Families (WFF) in this Budget, as foreshadowed by the Minister of Finance Steven Joyce. “But if all that is on offer is the inflation […]

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Auditor-General Martin Matthews has now become a political lightening rod – Bill English has to sack him

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

If English doesn’t do something he looks weak, if he does do something now he at least cauterises the wound before Winston can barnstorm across the provinces with it.

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