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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – How to Waste Your Electorate Vote and Help National Win

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

Pubs are great places for a chat. Last night, in between games of darts, I talked with a mate about the coming election. He told me he was going to party vote Labour but electorate vote the Greens because he liked their local candidate.

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Can the Green Party of NZ do anything without taking a huge smelly dump on the chest of the Labour Party?

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Serious question time, if these schoolboy errors in political tactics and strategy are all the Greens can muster how the Christ can they be trusted with Executive Power?

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Wait – what? The Greens are voting for this Budget???

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The National Party will be telling everyone up and down the country that they are so centrist that even the Greens voted for their budget.

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McDonald’s agreement confirms why we need unions

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

McDonald’s workers will be voting on new Collective Agreement between the multinantional giant and Unite Union this week.

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10 Facts about how bad Budget 2017 really is

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

This Budget is a hollow turd rolled in glitter.

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Budget 2017 – the sweep it under the carpet budget

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

This is a sweep it under the carpet budget, just like everything this Government does. It only looks good because Labour and the Greens have such incredibly small visions.

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Budget 2017 – here we go again

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

All indications are National is about to outflank Labour on the left with its 2017 budget and leave the party that claims to represent working New Zealanders struggling to appear relevant.

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Stake Holders for the TPPA

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

It’s like a scene from a Dracula movie where the zombie comes back from the dead. The TPPA is dead but the TPPA-11, without the US, has just opened one eye. The idea of reviving the TPPA without the US, but still including all of the dangerous aspects that the US introduced into negotiations, makes no sense.

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Dear Anti-Vaxx fanatics – you are either smoking too much cannabis or not enough

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  69 Comments

I believe vaccinations are good
I don’t believe internal explosions brought down the Twin Towers
I don’t believe fluoridation in water is bad
I don’t believe in chem trails

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LAUNCHING NOW: The Daily Blog 2017 election contribution drive

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – if you want to support independent blogs so you have some critical media this election rather than the corporate crap we are usually fed, then we need your help.

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TWITTER WATCH: Bill English literally says ‘let them eat pie’ for Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…laughing it up about what Pie you will eat with your Finance Minister when there are a quarter of a million hungry children living in poverty and 1600 dying each year from the cold is pretty out of touch even for the National Party.

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National Party Exceptionalism

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is fascinating that when it comes to National Party neoliberal social experiments, this Government’s ability to turn a blind eye and ignore the truth is as unsubtle as a Klu Klux Klan rally.

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GUEST BLOG: Winston Peters – The 2017 Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters
Public Meeting,
Forbury Racecourse, Bart Winters Room,
45 McAndrews Rd,
South Dunedin.
10.30am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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GUEST BLOG:: Willie Jackson – Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about it.

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This Is Your [Former] Police Minister On Drugs

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Earlier this week, somebody asked Judith Collins what she thought of Gareth Morgan. Ever the diplomat, her curt response was that if she wound up having to deal with him … she’d “probably take up drugs”. No word, as yet, on whether she’d also find this necessary working with Winston.

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Auditor-General Martin Matthews has now become a political lightening rod – Bill English has to sack him

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

If English doesn’t do something he looks weak, if he does do something now he at least cauterises the wound before Winston can barnstorm across the provinces with it.

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