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National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds – Labour Party

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Labour Party remains resolute that Auckland’s parks and playgrounds are not to be carved up for housing development and that Auckland’s public reserves remain public reserves, says Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis “National and the Maori Party are trying to get Labour to back their plan to carve up the Point England reserve […]

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Record level of investors as first homebuyers squeezed out of Auckland – Labour Party

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

Latest CoreLogic data shows investors accounted for a record 44% of Auckland house sales in the first quarter of 2017 while first homebuyers’ market share fell to just 19%, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “National’s speculators’ paradise is killing the Kiwi dream of owning your own place. Nearly half of all house sales in […]

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GUEST BLOG: Paul (the bloke The Standard banned for 3 years) – Terror attacks and war crimes

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Last week, two serious news events dominated our airwaves. The way these stories were disseminated tells us plenty about the way we, the New Zealand public, are fed propaganda.

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GUEST BLOG: Comrade Dave Brownz – Rip, Shit, Bust: The Pike River Mine Disaster and the Role of the Unions

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Pike River was a failure of the unions to insist on health and safety conditions for the miners under both Labour and National Governments. The deregulation of industry was started by the 4th Labour Government under Lange. It was symptomatic that under Labour the unions fell into line with its policies and failed to put up a serious fight against the monetarist deregulation of the economy at the cost of many workers lives.

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Reflections On Trump’s Failure With ‘Ryancare’

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

Late last week, the abysmal healthcare ‘reform’ proposal of Paul Ryan’s which Trump had inexplicably chosen to support … failed fairly unequivocally. How badly did it flounder? It didn’t even make it to First Reading, on grounds that even other Republicans could not bring themselves to vote for it.

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Aucklanders say ‘Yes’ to the Living Wage!

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Living Wage Auckland will today present nearly 2000 submissions on behalf of Aucklanders in support of the Living Wage at Auckland Council. Public consultation closes today on the 2017/18 Annual Plan which includes a proposal to pay 2200 directly employed and CCO workers the Living Wage of $20.20 over the current council term. Living Wage […]

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Political Caption Competition

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

Who are you?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 27th March 2017

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: Cyber Arms Race
4: Grief and questions amid wreckage of Mosul air strikes
3: Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
2: In Major Defeat to Trump & Ryan, House GOP Pulls Bill To Repeal Obamacare
1: Shell-shocked Mosul survivors tell of intense airstrikes

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 27th March 2017

By   /  March 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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Hager/Stephenson reaction to Defence Force statement

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  7 Comments

The NZDF press release is simply incorrect and implausible. To be true, it would require an identical raid by identical forces, using identical helicopters, on identical targets at the same time.

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Vigil for the victims of the Tirgiran Valley Raid and Cover-up

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

A pre-cabinet meeting plea will be made at Parliament on tomorrow morning 27 March requesting that the Government hold an open and independent inquiring into the NZ SAS attacks on two Afghan villages in 2010.

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The two reasons NZ desperately need to be put on trial for war crimes

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

The lack of outcry from the people of NZ to a war crime signed off by their precious John Key that killed and maimed 21 is one thing but the feral scream of Hager and Stephenson hate speaks to something far more damaged in the NZ psyche that can only be cauterised by global shaming.

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Those NZers attacking Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson would have cheered the Nazis on in the 1930s

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

What people are really saying when they attack Nicky and Jon is ‘shut up about our murder and maiming of innocents, we not only prefer to be ignorant, we prefer to not even have to be confronted by our abuses of power’.

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Public Broadcasting takes another mutilation in election year

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The National Party have been intent on killing off public broadcasting because the fewer media sources that are trying to hold the Government to account, the better for them.

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OIA request reveals naked truth about NZs Unemployment rate

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

We are a country with hollow jobs propped up by part time work.

Welcome to the Precariat.

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The Project meltdown – when Executives come out to support your 7pm Show, that’s when you know you are in trouble

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

TV3 have attempted to make current affairs for people who listen to the Edge, the problem is that generation doesn’t watch TV. So TV3 have alienated Gen X and Boomers who want actual current affairs at 7pm to gain a generational audience who don’t bother with the platform TV3 are using.

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