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What to look for in todays Mt Albert by election

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

We will be covering the results live on TDB from 7pm and do a snap analysis of who the winners and losers are and what it might mean for the 2017 General Election in September.

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National’s ‘swimmable’ rivers policy is another ‘alternative facts’ moment and why we can’t allow it

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Government redefinition of ‘swimmable’ as water that doesn’t directly burn your eyes, ears or lips and will only make 1 in 20 sick is a farce and it says the Government thinks we are idiots…

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Trumpwatch: “… then they came for the LGBT”

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

In revoking Obama’s order to “allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity”, Trump has made life more difficult for transgendered young people. His decision to allow Jeff Sessions to impose his moralistic agenda to deny transgendered students to be in a safe environment to use bathroom facilities, puts extra stresses on people who are already facing a difficult time in their lives.

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Incitement and provocation

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

While issuing statements affirming the unacceptability of Israeli settlement expansion, it has become fashionable for governments and UN institutions to also condemn what they describe as Palestinian ‘incitement’.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Mt Albert By-election drinks

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Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Butthole Surfers – Pepper

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Butthole Surfers – Pepper

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 25th February 2017

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees “Echoes of Watergate”
4: The White House Just Promised a New Crackdown on Weed
3: Someone Please Ask Donald Trump This Simple Question About Russia
2: Palestinians decry West Bank industrial zone expansion
1: White House confirms conversation with FBI about Trump and Russia

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 25th February 2017

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

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

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Historical abuse a major human rights & race relations issue – Human Rights Commission

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Human Rights Commission says the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss the campaign for an inquiry into historical state abuse. “One of the Prime […]

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No Pride in Prisons releases booklet titled “Torture in New Zealand Prisons”

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The prisoner advocacy organisation No Pride in Prisons has today released its report into torture, cruel and inhumane treatment in New Zealand prisons. The booklet is based on findings made public by the Ombudsman in December 2016, following its investigations into four New Zealand prisons. “The purpose of this booklet is to provide a thorough […]

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Government freeze on school funding drives support staff to paid union meetings – NZEI

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The government’s freeze on school funding and its impact on their pay negotiations will drive teacher aides and other school support staff to nationwide paid union meetings in March. The freeze on school funding has complicated ongoing collective agreement negotiations between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. NZEI considers an increase in […]

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Swimmable rivers: Greenpeace says look below the surface

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Greenpeace is encouraging voters to look below the surface of the Government’s new announcement on swimmable rivers. Today Environment Minister Nick Smith announced a new target for clean rivers. He pledged that 90 per cent of lakes and rivers will reach swimmable water quality standards by 2040. “These new figures are just political sleight of […]

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Nothing highlights the racist blindspot & vacant ignorance of NZ mainstream media quite like the Mike Bush drink driving story

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Look, I’m all for putting the boot into the cops about their incredible expansion of surveillance, bugger all oversight to their powers and don’t start me on the poorly resourced Independent Police Conduct Authority, but shanking Mike Bush in the media as a hypocrite for leading an organisation that would now stop someone becoming a Police Officer for drink driving is the most petty of examinations.

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Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

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GUEST BLOG: Geoff Simmons – Three reasons why I am the only choice in Mt Albert

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

A vote for The Opportunities Party is a vote for business with heart, but certainly not business as usual.

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The Daily Poem – Backwoods Haunt by Sommer Cullingford

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

The Daily Poem – Backwoods Haunt by Sommer Cullingford

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