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National Party Northcote candidate plays hate card against the poor, then realises he’s played it and backtracks

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

No wonder National are starting to panic. 

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Peace Activists arrested for expressing opinion on Palestine – Auckland Peace Action

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

“Two peace activists have been arrested and charged by Police for simply expressing their view that the film Ben Gurion is Israeli propaganda to whitewash Israel’s crimes in Palestine,” said Auckland Peace Action member Valerie Morse. “Last night, the film screened at the Q Theatre, and activist staged a small protest inside as the film began.” “While […]

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Trump flunks North Korea

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

News out overnight that Trump has walked away from the North Korean summit shouldn’t surprise anyone more than the original announcement of the summit.

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Dear Phil Twyford – Kia kaha Comrade

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

your gracefulness at offering your resignation for this phone call on a plane only makes you a better human being and leader.

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What is more important for Christchurch? A rugby stadium or social housing?

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Christchurch city councillors hearing submissions on the council’s long-term plan. A vast range of community groups and individuals, fronted by positive, passionate people concerned for Christchurch’s wellbeing, have presented funding wish lists both great and small. However, there is a finite amount of money and hard decisions need to be made.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

Trevor Mallard blah blah blah

(enter corner left)

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 25th May 2018

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

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

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New internal Labour poll for Northcote by-election bad news for Greens

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

Labour have just sent this out to their Northcote support team, and if true could be one of the biggest upsets in a  safe National electorate since Winston took Northland!

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Testing The Speaker

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

QUESTION TIME IN PARLIAMENT this afternoon was a useful reminder of what Jacinda and her government are up against. In theory, Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition are supposed to impress the Visitor’s Gallery as a government-in-waiting: sagacious, witty and (to use a favourite parliamentary term) honourable. In practice, Simon Bridges’ National Party Opposition comes across as ignorant, boorish and disturbingly truculent.

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National finally hit gold with stupid-little-girl-gate

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

One of Key’s greatest gifts was knowing what the average Kiwi shopping at a mall believed. Time and time and time again the incredibly clever focus group value mining that David Farrar managed to get him allowed Key to side step criticism by playing to the petty ignorances of muddle Nu Zilind.

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Trump’s Christian death cult behind US embassy move to Jerusalem

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The massacre of Palestinians by Israel over the US Embassy recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital is driven by fanatical American Christians who see violence in the middle east as a pre-requisite for their rapture to heaven.

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Cannabis referendum: Bring it on!

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Great news today with the Government announcing it is considering bringing forward the binding referendum on legalising cannabis to next year, 2019, rather than during the 2020 general election. 

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Why Q+A moving to 9.30pm matters

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Putting political discussion on the dead wasteland of Sunday morning relegates it to religious programming, something only train spotters in anoraks enjoy. 9.30pm however creates a space that builds the town square into an audience that actually matters and is meaningful.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Proof that Simon Bridges is a cactus. Thick skinned and surrounded by pricks. 

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The naked counter productive madness of Housing NZ

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Housing NZ are part of the housing crisis and the incarceration crisis, at some stage the new Government must purge these welfare agencies of the neoliberal acolytes who see their interests first and the welfare of those they are supposed to be serving second. 

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So how many times have the NZDF lied about war crime allegations now?

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…how on earth can Paula Bennett storming out in a manufactured huff from Parliament Question Time get more media attention than the latest revelation that the NZDF have once again be caught out lying about war crime allegations?

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