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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  /  13 Comments

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

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Last day of Mt Albert by-election – WHAT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT STAND FOR:

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

What people before profit stands for…

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The fascinating ability for NZ Corporate media to ignore why Peter Thiel was granted residency

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Our mainstream corporate media refuse to remind you of the possible billions in damages the Kim Dotcom case has opened us up to, they refuse to acknowledge the role of Corporate Hollywood in the extradition case against Kim Dotcom and they refuse to touch the real reason why Peter Thiel was granted residency in NZ.

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Labour’s Not Burning Crosses – It’s Gathering Votes

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

If Jackson’s recruitment encourages other Maori to speak out in similarly blunt terms about the true agenda of the Maori Party and the Iwi Leadership Group, then the electoral dividend for Labour will be substantial.

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Dear NZ – The sooner we realise National have no interest in solving the Housing Crisis, the sooner we can organise to vote them out

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

…Folks, I appreciate that it’s difficult to admit that you’ve been duped, but you have been. National have zero, let me say that again, ZERO, interest in fixing the Housing Crisis.

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It’s supposed to be a broad church, not a cross burning one – Labour’s tin ear towards the Maori Party and MANA

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

From Labour’s perspective, the Māori Party’s desire to sit at the table with National means they are a threat and it’s a tactical position that has seen the Māori Party being accused by many Māori for being sell outs, but this election could end up creating a very different kind of Government.

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Corporate Welfare – Whose rules rule?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

The new data on inequality from Oxfam shows an even more obscene disparity than previous reports – 8 billionaires owning more than half the world’s population and two billionaires in New Zealand owning more than the poorest 30% of New Zealanders. This is not inevitable. It results from rules that favour the rich and penalise the poor.

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Why you should care about the Kafkaesque abomination that is the legal case against Kim Dotcom

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

And the madness that is this Kafkaesque case against Kim Dotcom continues, this time the Court rules that the Police had no cause to have arrested Kim on the charges of Copyright infringement, but have given our legal sovereignty over to the United States by instead finding trumped up fraud charges as the excuse to trigger extradition.

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The horror of our Suicide Nation laid bare

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This is why it sickens me when the National Party promise tax cuts to the already rich and wealthy property speculating middle classes. We have a 30% jump in suicide attempts on top of the horrific levels of suicide and what is the Government promising to do?

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Prosecuting a beneficiary for claiming he was homeless when he wasn’t is a new level of spite in NZ

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Christ almighty we are becoming a terribly mean country.

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EXCLUSIVE: 7pm tonight the Mt Albert By-Election debate exclusively live streamed on The Daily Blog

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

TDB are proud to announce the live streamed Mt Albert by-election debate tonight 7pm exclusively on The Daily Blog.

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GUEST BLOG: Moana Maniapoto: The Willie Jackson I know

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Willie Jackson can be really annoying. In fact, that was one of the reasons we divorced about 16 years ago. Another reason, no doubt, was that he got fed up with me. But that’s the way things can pan out in a marriage. In New Zealand, according to the stats, one in three married couples split up.

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Tax cuts in store but what is Joyce thinking?

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  9 Comments

We are beginning to see the colour of Steven Joyce’s eyes. Some insights into his views about who deserves tax cuts can be gleaned from this Herald piece: Economy Hub: About those tax cuts… Steven Joyce, the big interview

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GUEST BLOG: Mat Danaher – The Time for a Living Wage is NOW

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The announcement this morning of the revised rate for the Living Wage, $20.20 an hour comes at a time when the concept is undergoing a sea change in terms of impact and the national debate.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The health of our democracy is at risk with the Electoral Commission failing voters

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Electoral Commission needs to wake up.

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Little’s “Broad Church” Widens Labour’s Appeal

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  38 Comments

The question that cannot be avoided, however, is as straightforward as it is disconcerting: How many more percentage points might Labour have advanced in the Colmar Brunton poll had “discontented party activists” not spent the week prior to its execution demonstrating rank disunity and ideological extremism?

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