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Why National’s $600m, 24 000 new homes in Auckland plan is pure bullshit

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

The grim  truth about National’s latest lie on housing is just how utterly hollow the plan really is. 

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – What’s more important? Bashing Metiria for being honest or NZ topping the list of countries with the most homeless?

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

Last week we watched the worst angles of our nature focus viciously on Metiria’s brave admission of being forced to cheat the system to feed her family, while a far larger story about our homelessness passed by without half the attention spent bashing her.

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Gareth Morgans vision for working people – Stay Poor

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

Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party is working to appear a radical departure from the status quo. Proposals for a dramatic change to taxation policy and the partial roll out of a Universal Basic Income are a welcome political development. It’s good to have a political party seriously calling for the rich to pay more tax. But despite this, the policy package of The Opportunities Party (TOP) would hurt working people. Behind attention grabbing rhetoric TOP maintains a deep commitment to establishment economics and neo-liberalism.

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Who pays more tax – the super-wealthy or beneficiaries?

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Wealth is not created from thin air. It is made from manipulating the wealth created by working people. In other words, you and I and every person living in New Zealand has been fleeced $1,489 more this past year so these bloodsuckers can build a bigger pile of unearned income. And they don’t pay tax on it.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Little – Cancer

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

It’s about priorities and is another way we’re making the choice between Labour and National clear. This election is a choice between Labour’s investment in healthcare, homes and education; and National’s $400m of tax cuts for the top 10%.

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Apartheid Israel – Violent News Gets More Clicks

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Sian Robertson  /  No Comments

By now you’ve probably heard about the deaths in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank following protests at al Aqsa mosque. That’s because violence makes for great headlines. What received almost no attention from English language media was a historic legal procedure.

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The Negotiated Pay Equity Settlement for Care Workers – beware the fish-hooks amidst the hyperbole

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

It’s been touted as the most “historic pay rise” in  history. But the actual mechanics of the deal; the “fine print”; and other undisclosed facts may raise questions as how much of a “historic pay rise” the deal actually is.

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MEDIAWATCH: Shane Jones on The AM Show threatens to nuke Northland – I’m not joking

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

This mornings offering managed to scrape a barrel lower than their normal standards by having Shane Jones as a guest.  The Jonesy, the great waa waa of the North, the orator of Whangarei was on blowing hard on gangs boxing.

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Political Caption Competition

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

NZ welcomes fuckwit

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 24th July 2017

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

5:  Goodnight Sweet Prince
4:  Israel installs security cameras at al-Aqsa compound
3:  Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS
2:  DONALD TRUMP AND THE COMING FALL OF AMERICAN EMPIRE
1:  Israel refuses to remove metal detectors from mosque despite rising violence

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 24th July 2017

By   /  July 24, 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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Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment by Work and Income – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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

An in-depth analysis of more than 800 grandparent care families desperately seeking support needed to look after their grandchildren has revealed concerns about our welfare systems in New Zealand. Kate Bundle, Chief Executive of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, says that their large research had identified “massive problems” with their clients accessing the Unsupported Child Benefit […]

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Politicians ‘cowards’ over road safety, says campaigner – Dog And Lemon guide

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

The road toll will continue to rise until politicians address the real causes of accidents, says the car review website dogandlemon.com. Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who has been campaigning for safer roads and cars for over 20 years, says the public is being deliberately misinformed for political gain. “Speeding is one of those issues the police […]

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Mayor Goff Welcomes New Infrastructure Fund – Auckland Council

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

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore have welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. “Funding provided through a Crown Company, Crown Infrastructure Partners, will enable Auckland to speed up the construction of thousands of new homes in our city,” Phil Goff said. “Earlier this year we took to […]

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New Zealand the most homeless country in the world? – Green Party

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

On Thursday 27 July, at the Butter Factory, Green MP Marama Davidson will come together with Whangārei’s leading developers, providers and innovators to discuss the epidemic of homelessness in New Zealand, and how we will change it. Yale University has just released a study that shows New Zealand has the highest rate of homelessness in […]

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No safe place for Palestinians in their homeland – Palestine Human Rights Campaign

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

A Shalom Kiwi article entitled “Where is there a safe space for Jews?” asks the wrong question.The seemingly anonymous writer’s website is called Shalom Kiwi, which ought to suggest thatthey should feel safe in New Zealand. Or does Shalom Kiwi not believe that Jews are accorded equal rights here at home? Jews are also regarded […]

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