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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Compare Labour Intern ‘scandal’ with National’s week of lies

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

We need Politicians who aren’t afraid to admit mistakes and who move to fix those mistakes as soon as they become apparent, we don’t need politicians who tell us different stories that keep turning out to be false.

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We punish beneficiaries for drug use so why isn’t Todd Barclay being investigated for drug allegations?

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

…we crucify beneficiaries for drug use. We force them to take drug tests, we threaten them with losing their benefit if they don’t and we punish them with loss of their benefit if they do test positive for drug use.

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More than 550 000 NZers in hardship & National’s response? Social Housing run by corporate detention companies?

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

A terrible insight into those NZers who are not being looked after by National…

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Clever strategy by Green Party hunting Nick Smith

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Smith is still odds on favourite to win Nelson, but this is an electorate worth fighting for.

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Watch how badly Bill English self mutilated himself on Breakfast TVNZ – I’ve never seen any thing like this in my life

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Breakfast TVNZ just became a must watch each morning, Hillary Barry did more for journalism in that 7 minutes than Seven Sharp has managed all year. 

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When bastard spawn of marketing & lite news like The Project can grow a spine, you know National are in trouble

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

It’s nice to see the impact that Banter on Duke has created by forcing The Project to actually start talking about something of significance. 

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Except if those hard issues are secretly recorded – in that situation I shy away like a frightened lamb

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Malcolm Evans – America’s Cup blah blah

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – America’s Cup blah blah

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Tuesday 27th June 2017

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

5: Study Pins Fake News Plague on Limited Attention Spans, Information Overload
4: US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case
3: New U.K. Government Held Together by Fear — of a Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn
2: Trump travel ban: US supreme court partially lifts block on order
1: Theresa May faces backlash from Scotland and Wales over £1bn Tory-DUP deal

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 27th June 2017

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

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

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Environmental victory for coastal marine species – Forest And Bird

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In a significant victory for New Zealand’s coastal wildlife, the High Court has backed a landmark 2016 Environment Court finding that Regional Councils can protect their marine environment using the RMA. Forest & Bird has previously criticised the Government’s appeal as an attempt to road-block regional councils from acting to protect New Zealand’s marine environment. […]

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Can we rename ‘America’s Cup’ the ‘White Rich Man Privilege Cup’ now?

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It’s an ugly naked display of money masquerading as a sport. At least League, Rugby, Soccer and NetBall have a class inclusiveness about them, sailing is for rich white people and those who want to  worship rich white people.

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Sugar kills more New Zealanders than drugs – The Opportunities Party

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Just hours from the Fizz Symposium opening Mika Haka , Auckland Central candidate for The Opportunities Party states: “Health Minister Jonathan Coleman’s legacy will be the over proportional numbers of obese, diabetic and suicidal New Zealanders – more than this country has ever seen before.” Recently announced as Auckland Central candidate for The Opportunities Party, […]

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Five Hundred make Joint Submission on New Zealand Suicide Plan – Action Station

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The deadline for public submissions on the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention Strategy closed today, and the People’s Mental Health Review has been gathering submissions for a joint submission. The submission invited people to call for the suicide prevention plan to take into account the concerns expressed in public by Mike King, when he stood […]

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Unanimous Cross-Party Support Reached on Students’ Welfare – Aotearoa Students’ Alliance

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A remit successfully passed by the National Party Conference on Saturdaymarks a full cross-party political consensus on the increase of weekly loan living costs, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. The remit read, “That the National Party support the increase of the cap of student living costs loans proposed to meet increased cost of living”. […]

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Are we witnessing a very Kiwi Coup?

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

I think we are witnessing a slow motion coup.

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