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GUEST BLOG: Anonymous – the horror of dealing with WINZ

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Heartless and sad to think the giant room full of WINZ staff can not see the right thing to do. Took me 1 visit 1 morning to see how needless that is. 5 security! More than any bank! 

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When it was 60 jobs for a bottling company, Greens say yes. When it’s 60 jobs in mining, Greens say no – are the Greens drunk or stupid?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Greens don’t know if they are Arthur or Martha, and if they ever did work it out there would be a 6 month hui to decide pronoun use, and that decision would be announced by National whom they handed their Parliamentary Questions over to.

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If only the Unions were this brave during John Key eh? And can HNZ, WINZ and MSD go on strike too? Please?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

When you consider the horror of the meth hysteria and the punitive spite vomited upon beneficiaries, can HNZ, WINZ and MSD possibly go on strike too? In their cases you could actually argue them being on strike is actually the best thing to ever happen to those they torture.

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Can The Nurses Win On Their Own?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

In an economy where roughly half the paid workforce have not had a pay-rise for close to two years, will the Nurses’ Organisation’s demand for an immediate, across the board, 11 percent increase strike the average Kiwi as “about right” or “too much”. With an experienced registered nurse’s salary set to rise from $66,755 to $77,386 by December next year under the present offer, will the two-thirds of workers who earn considerably less than that sum (in 2016 the median NZ income was just $48,800) regard the union’s proposed strike action as reasonable – or unreasonable?

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Proof of how NZs environmental law gets dumbed down

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Simon’s call to do less than sweet bugger all can only be considered political leadership if you are the oil industry, you know, the one Simon went out of his way to help mug NZ civil rights to protest for.

We have a Government and Opposition arguing over the pretence of a solution. How the fuck did we get to such an empty moment when what we need is urgency, vision and courage?

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Housing New Zealand Corporation – these are the people who have to go!

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

These are the people who have to go. They presided over an out of control Housing New Zealand Corporation with brutal, punitive policies towards the most vulnerable of people.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Drugs, crime and the stuffing of our prisons

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

This situation has reached crisis point – the prisons are overwhelmed by people who have mental illness, addictions to alcohol and drugs, and/ or both.  90% of the prison population has one or other, and 20% both. The number of people in prisons has gone up nearly 500% over 30 years, driven primarily by the surge in the use of illegal substances.

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Winston hysteria is the new meth hysteria: Never before have so many right wing journalists believed Winston Peters is about to end Western Civilisation

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The most wonderful irony in the world would be the economic crash hitting while the great critic of free market neoliberalism is sitting on the throne.

That’s almost worth wishing for.

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Shane is right about Fonterra

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

What are NZers getting from allowing Fonterra to remain a monopoly?  

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Clampers are scum and Labour are gutless for doing nothing

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Why are property owners afforded a far broader definition of what is proportionate when policing something as trivial as a car parking space than an individual fighting to save themselves from violence?

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A voice from inside Housing New Zealand Corporation

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

Last week I received this message from a former employee at Housing New Zealand Corporation.

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Labour has ended up building a prison at Waikeria that not only does no one want, but will actually be counterproductive

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Nothing sums up the new Government’s possum in the headlights lack of strategy quite as much as the final decision to build a 500 bed prison at Waikeria.

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National proclaiming they want to find climate change solutions is like the Tobacco industry proclaiming they want to find solutions to cancer

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

You can’t ‘take the politics’ out of climate change – it’s no longer a scientific question as to whether or not it’s happening, inaction is now a political problem and seeing as your party has the largest number of climate deniers in NZ, that makes it YOUR problem!

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Why would you take advice from John Key?

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Audrey Young today interviews Key about being PM & he has odiously offered Winston advice!

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Universal Super – No steps forward. Two steps back?

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  18 Comments

Better off people can simply save less in other funds if they are forced to contribute more, while the poor just get poorer. On retirement, low income workers may get little advantage from their forced saving as they will need a top-up to get just to the level of NZ Super.

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Who is the most disingenuous pile of political garbage? Jami-Lee Ross, Mark Mitchell or David Bennett?

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Jacinda has left the building and the Nats are in attack mode trying to destabilise the Government under Winston’s term as caretaker.

The attacks though are just such disingenuous bullshit, look at the utter crap being served up this week by Jami-Lee Ross, Mark Mitchell and David Bennett, it’s incredibly difficult to work out who is the biggest pile of political garbage.

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