Filthy dirty NZ Cops busted

…the NZ cops knew Roberto Conchi Harris was bent, but used his testimony to arrest and send Tamihere down. Harris has gone down for 8 years and 7 months for his role in framing Tamihere, but what about the NZ cops who used him?

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Wait, what? There hasn’t been any oversight of our mass surveillance Intelligence apparatus since 2016?

National built a mass surveillance deep state, the supposed checks and balances to that deep state are a joke and mere window dressing. 

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National’s magical 4th term

To date, the National Party have behaved like a spoilt child convinced that somehow they were tricked and robbed into losing the election.

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New Government throw $28billion at desperately underfunded Auckland infrastructure

The reality is the crippling underfunding of Auckland’s infrastructure will require more than $28billion to seriously get the city moving.  

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In support of Golriz Ghahraman

By Leslie Bravery 

Golriz Ghahraman should be congratulated for her courageous outspokenness. In spite of myriad UN Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions, the Israel Lobby’s malevolent political influence among Western-allied states continues to contribute massively to Israel’s impunity. The lack of informed reporting by the mainstream news media regarding Palestine is also of great help to Israel. Protest is essential – silence is shameful.

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Why we need immediate change and why Shane Jones is 100% right to attack public service

Carol from WINZ will see you now

This is a difficult reality for the Left to get their heads around, we have always seen the State as the means to create egalitarianism, what the new Government is quickly learning however is that the Ministries are fiefdoms of their own and serve in their interests, not the interests of NZ.

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Greens trash Labour’s chances in Northcote – with allies like this, who needs National?

By killing off any chance for Labour to take a seat from National, the Greens have proven once again that they are still chequers players playing chess.

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Wait, what? Hosking is blaming Clark with an e for Con with an e’s column?

…Hosking is criticising Clarke for responding to a fellow Herald’s character assassination as if it’s Clarke’s fault????

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After character assassinating Clark with an e – is the NZ Herald now just a blog with Trolls?

The Herald have had the audacity to pick up on their own columnists smear job on Clarke with an unnamed ‘story’ covering the outrage they created.

Clickbait using clickbait.

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The Daily Blog April contribution drive

We have a huge media project TDB are about to launch in the next couple of months which will be the biggest thing we’ve ever attempted, but we are still needing to get to that point and fighting the Police takes up time and energy.

If you are in a position to contribute – please do so here.

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Dear Students of Auckland University – here is how you get your libraries (and power) back

If students want to keep their libraries and reject the hollowness of neoliberal culture myths, they must fight to bring back Universal Student Membership. 

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Time for an Empty Homes Tax

By   11 hours ago

The Christchurch Progressive Network has written to Housing Minister Phil Twyford urging the government to consider implementing an Empty Homes Tax similar to the tax recently introduced in Vancouver, Canada.

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In support of Golriz Ghahraman

By   2 days ago

Golriz Ghahraman should be congratulated for her courageous outspokenness. In spite of myriad UN Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions, the Israel Lobby’s malevolent political influence among Western-allied states continues to contribute massively to Israel’s impunity. The lack of informed reporting by the mainstream news media regarding Palestine is also of great help to Israel. Protest is essential – silence is shameful.

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The Kiwi Connection In Palestine

By   4 days ago

I DON’T KNOW which is more embarrassing: to have a lawyer called Trotter defending a woman who prostituted her own daughter; or a PhD history candidate called Trotter “Exploring the Kiwi connection as Israel turns 70”.

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Breaking the billionaires’ grip on our economy and our lives

By   4 days ago

Our lives have been hijacked by billionaires.

They cream off the wealth we create and leave us and our families struggling.

Most of us work longer hours for poor pay in insecure jobs. We have less money, less choices and face lives of increasing struggle. Most of our children will never own a home and face bleaker life chances than us today.

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Syria: the mendacities of the mainstream media (part tahi)

By   5 days ago

“The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

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Dr Liz Gordon: Bees, guns and cults: recent happenings in education

By   5 days ago

I see the point of pupils knowing how to react if something happens.  In most cases, actually, the ‘drop, cover, hold’ rules of earthquake reaction is the best response. What I don’t see is why a security agency should be employed, unless schools in New Zealand are thinking that they are about to get targeted by a mad gunmen.

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Western Economic and Military Groupthink on Parade This Week

By   5 days ago

So while leaders from European superpowers, Five Eyes nations and the Commonwealth parade, in self-congratulatory back slapping and hand shaking in front of the cameras, they engage in lock step and group think, marching as one over firing missiles at Syria that are actually aimed at Russia, in a real battle for supremacy of the ‘There is No Alternative’ approach to economic management, monetary policy, growth, trade and the neo-liberal agenda.

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Proportionality and international law

By   5 days ago

Decades of alien military dictatorship, annexation and racist, colonial settlement have rendered impossible the Palestinian people’s right to lead a normal, decent life. The malevolence is undeniable even though world leaders and the mainstream news media prefer to look away.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

China vs NZ

By   12 hours ago

As China and America lock horns in a trade war and with the enormous build up of naval hardware in the South China Sea, it is becoming increasingly likely that NZ is going to get dragged into this geopolitical vortex.

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Was Israel Folau a missed opportunity?

By   13 hours ago

Maybe it’s me getting old and seeing looming economic crashes and environmental meltdowns that will demand a level of co-operation amongst our squabbling tribes that is making me so reflective but the entire Israel Folau issue just seemed like a terrible missed opportunity.

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New Government throw $28billion at desperately underfunded Auckland infrastructure

By   1 day ago

The reality is the crippling underfunding of Auckland’s infrastructure will require more than $28billion to seriously get the city moving.  

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Wait, what? There hasn’t been any oversight of our mass surveillance Intelligence apparatus since 2016?

By   1 day ago

National built a mass surveillance deep state, the supposed checks and balances to that deep state are a joke and mere window dressing. 

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National’s magical 4th term

By   1 day ago

To date, the National Party have behaved like a spoilt child convinced that somehow they were tricked and robbed into losing the election.

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Filthy dirty NZ Cops busted

By   1 day ago

…the NZ cops knew Roberto Conchi Harris was bent, but used his testimony to arrest and send Tamihere down. Harris has gone down for 8 years and 7 months for his role in framing Tamihere, but what about the NZ cops who used him?

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Why we need immediate change and why Shane Jones is 100% right to attack public service

By   1 day ago

Jones however correctly identifies the way in which the neoliberal Public Service bureaucracy slow down any actual ability to change things in NZ. This is a difficult reality for the Left to get their heads around, we have always seen the State as the means to create egalitarianism, what the new Government is quickly learning however is that the Ministries are fiefdoms of their own and serve in their interests, not the interests of NZ.

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ANZAC Day – Lest we remember

By   3 days ago

The glorious war dead lie cold in the ground and must weep at our militarism and how their sacrifices have been twisted into continued justification for violence. 

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Media Watch View All →

Wait, what? Hosking is blaming Clark with an e for Con with an e’s column?

By   1 day ago

…Hosking is criticising Clarke for responding to a fellow Herald’s character assassination as if it’s Clarke’s fault????

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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

By   3 days ago

The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was published in the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report, was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winning photojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives in Vanuatu and whose work was published recently in the PMC book Conflict, Culture and Conscience.

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After character assassinating Clarke with an e – is the NZ Herald now just a blog with Trolls?

By   3 days ago

The Herald have had the audacity to pick up on their own columnists smear job on Clarke with an unnamed ‘story’ covering the outrage they created.

Clickbait using clickbait.

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Even for Deborah Hill Cone, this is petty & spiteful

By   5 days ago

I’ve grown to like Deborah Hill Cone. The neurotic insightfulness of privilege after two bottles of white wine on a Wednesday in Devonport mixed with prescription drugs never sounded so self assured.

There are times she soars with enlightenment, cheers with genuine humour and preaches with conviction.

This hate column attacking Clarke Gayford however, sure as fuck isn’t one of them.

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It’s fair to compare Heather du Plessis-Allan to Ann Coulter

By   5 days ago

It’s fair to compare Jacinda to Trump in that they are part of the same species, breath oxygen and both have two legs and two arms.

The similarities end there.

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Poisoned spies, diplomatic mocking and hate speech: Tova O’Brien doesn’t like Jacinda much does she?

By   5 days ago

Tova is of course free to take the lines of inquiry she wants, she is the Political Editor of a main News Network, it is utterly her prerogative, but the results seem to be cheap headline gotcha’s rather than meaningful comment.

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The vomit inducing Lotto advert

By   1 week ago

Isn’t that just so Kiwi? Cheap, underfunded and requiring a vice tax for social good

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As they whine they weren’t consulted – never forget that NZ Oil & Gas voted to give nothing to Pike River families

By   1 week ago

Rachel Stewart has once again proven why she is this country’s best columnist (it is so weird that she wasn’t included in this years media awards yet an over rated mummy blogger and Ben Mack eye-rollingly were) with this damning indictment on the NZ oil Industry…

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – Every ANZAC Day we pretend that our nation was forged in a failed maritime invasion of Turkey

By   3 days ago

We adopt historical amnesia of the men woman and children that fought for their country on the battlefields of the New Zealand wars they are rarely mentioned at the cenotaphs every ANZAC parade.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – Winners and Loser: The New Zealand Tax System

By   1 week ago

There has been the constant spectre of the Tax Working Group hanging over us, and over the weekend, the appointment of Marama Davidson as Co-leader of the Greens gave rise to the discussion of new and higher taxes, including higher income tax, for which she is a supporter.

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Blue Light Vapes Specials – COME VAPING WITH US

By   1 week ago

SMOK ALIEN KIT 220W with TFV8 The SMOK Alien 220W TC Starter Kit is a truly advanced vape kit, integrating a unique statement piece with an ultra-performance chipset with 220W of maximum power and full temperature regulation alongside the widely popular TFV8 Baby Beast Tank. A great device that will give you a great flavour […]

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GUEST BLOG: Darien Fenton – It’s going to ruin us

By   2 weeks ago

There’s the predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth from Business about the government’s Employment Relations Amendment Bill.  That, along with the increase in minimum wage, according to them, is going to ruin us.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – The March of Folly continues – Labour and the Greens fall into lock-step – the airport rail debacle

By   2 weeks ago

Auckland International Airport is of critical economic importance to Auckland and to New Zealand – it is the premier gateway to the country. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on road construction in recent years, congestion on the route to the city is already near where it was 10 years ago, chronic at peak times, periodically at grid-lock. With airport passenger movements currently 19 million per year and predicted to increase to 40 million  2040, this chronic congestion can only become worse – with dire consequences.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawaira discussing Nelson Mandela’s funeral

By   2 weeks ago

Hone Harawaira discussing Nelson Mandela’s funeral

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – My tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

By   2 weeks ago

I’ve seen some nasty stuff written about WINNIE MANDELA since she died, mostly by armchair critics, facebook warriors, academic wankers and intellectual pygmies – you know the ones, happy to criticise the failings of others but too gutless to do anything themselves.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sexism and bullying inside the NZ Miss World pageant #metoonz

By   2 weeks ago

In 2017, Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis was a contestant in the NZ Miss World pageant. Her experience of misogyny and bullying in the wake of #MeToo has made her step forward to highlight the unacceptable culture inside Miss World New-Zealand

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – STALIN WASN’T STALLIN’ – WRITERS FESTIVAL CABARET

By   14 hours ago

WHAT: Auckland Writers’ Festival
WHEN: 15-20 May
WHERE: Aotea Centre

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Christchurch-based political society to host public lecture on eve of ANZAC day

By   5 days ago

WHAT: Public Lecture on Peace activists and ANZAC Day
WHERE: Christchurch
WHEN: Tuesday 24th

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Movie Review: Peter Rabbit 5 stars: Animal House meets Monty Python meets Love Actually

By   4 weeks ago

It’s Easter, that means taking my 8 year old daughter to her Easter Movie.

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The Liberal Agenda – Lorde help us! Palestine, Politics, Performance and the BDS!

By   1 month ago

WHAT: Palestine Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel 

WHERE: Auckland University – Science Building MLT 1/303-G23

WHEN: 7pm, Wednesday 21st 

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WE just signed this petition — “Save Christchurch’s water, stop the water bottle exports”

By   1 month ago

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

By   15 hours ago

Winston Peters has never looked so uncomfortable.  

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 27th April 2018

By   15 hours ago

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

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Political Caption Competition

By   1 day ago

Is this what I have to do to get rational debate on Iran? Hold hands with this clown?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 26th April 2018

By   1 day ago

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

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Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day 2018

By   3 days ago

Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day 2018

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Political Caption Competition

By   3 days ago

My hand is big. I have a big hand. Look at how big my hand is.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 25th April 2018

By   3 days ago

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

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Malcolm Evans – Balance of hate

By   3 days ago

Malcolm Evans – Balance of hate

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Raw News feed View All →

Government needs to consult with bus drivers if it wants to get its transport plan right – First Union

By   1 day ago

The government’s announcement of a whopping $28 billion dollars toward public transport today comes as another strike notice is issued from bus drivers. Birkenhead drivers are the latest scheduled to take part in strike action as more bus company drivers join disputes over unfair bus driver pay and unsafe work conditions. Around 50 drivers will […]

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Global agreement singing good news for New Zealand Toll workers – First Union

By   1 day ago

FIRST Union attended the signing of a unique, global collective agreement with transport, logistics and warehousing giant, Toll. The signing in Singapore last night facilitated by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on behalf of affiliated unions ensures safe and fair working conditions for the company’s 44,000 employees across 50 countries. FIRST Union is pleased […]

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Hunger Strike Over – Joint statement from Southern Response and Peter & Anne Glasson

By   2 days ago

Southern Response earthquake claimant Peter Glasson ended his hunger strike on Tuesday evening. Mr Glasson, his wife Anne, and their lawyer, reached an agreement with Southern Response, that will see their case enter an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) process, taking it out of the court process. Peter says he, Anne and their lawyer look forward […]

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DoC Prying Spying Gets Caned – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

By   2 days ago

The Department of Conservation has been spying on the anti-1080 poison public using controversial security firm Thompson and Clark, National Radio’s “Checkpoint” recently reported. The news brought strong reaction from the anti-1080 public. Andi Cockroft, co-chairman Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ) said the spying showed the deceit and deception which bureaucrats would […]

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NZ farmers last remaining importers of conflict mineral? – Western Sahara Resource Watch

By   2 days ago

Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) today published its fifth annual overview of companies involved in the purchase and transport of phosphate rock exploited illegally by Morocco in the territory it holds under military occupation: Western Sahara. The report details all shipments of Western Sahara’s white gold to importers worldwide for the calendar year 2017. New […]

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Closing the Gap Submission to Government Tax Working Group – Closing The Gap

By   2 days ago

Submission to Government Tax Working Group Our Basic Submission Who we are and why are we doing this: We are Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc –Closing the Gap. We have some 3000 supporters from around the country. Research clearly shows that significant inequality is bad for any country in terms of health, economics and […]

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Kiwis to eat the same rations as Syrian refugees – Oxfam

By   2 days ago

This week marks the launch of the Ration Challenge, a fundraising initiative which will see thousands of Kiwis eat a refugee’s rations for one week to raise money and awareness for Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Ration Challenge asks Kiwis to eat the exact same rations as Syrian refugees receive for one week– just a […]

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Deep flaw in report-back on social worker registration – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

By   2 days ago

Social Service Providers Aotearoa says the select committee’s report on mandatory social worker registration fails to meet the Bill’s fundamental objectives of safeguarding the public and protecting the integrity of the social work profession. SSPA represents community-based organisations providing child and family social services. Social workers make up a significant section of the workforce. SSPA […]

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