EXCLUSIVE: Message to Minister Adams: Family of five, including six month old baby – about to live in a van…

By Frank Macskasy 

In three days’ time, a family of five in Upper Hutt will become homeless. They are in the final week of a 90 Day notice to vacate.

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Compare Labour Intern ‘scandal’ with National’s week of lies

By Willie Jackson 

We need Politicians who aren’t afraid to admit mistakes and who move to fix those mistakes as soon as they become apparent, we don’t need politicians who tell us different stories that keep turning out to be false.

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We punish beneficiaries for drug use so why isn’t Todd Barclay being investigated for drug allegations?

…we crucify beneficiaries for drug use. We force them to take drug tests, we threaten them with losing their benefit if they don’t and we punish them with loss of their benefit if they do test positive for drug use.

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Are we witnessing a very Kiwi Coup?

Bill English is being destabilised in front of our eyes because someone has reaped a heavy political price from deep personal pain. Todd has been sacrificed and Bill destabilised right when a totally fabricated Labour student slave story suddenly erupts via a right wing political news blog.

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EXCLUSIVE: Intern tells what really happened inside Campaign for Change ‘slave labour Marae’

TDB has agreed to keep the Interns name secret to protect their identity and because non-disclosure contracts have been signed.

I do know that this well-intentioned educational program which somehow turned into a “scandal” has been completely blown out of proportion by the media. I am writing this because the lack of sensitivity that has gone along with criticizing this program is despicable.

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LAUNCHING NOW: The Daily Blog 2017 election contribution drive

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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Setting The Agenda View All →

EXCLUSIVE: Message to Minister Adams: Family of five, including six month old baby – about to live in a van…

By   1 day ago

In 2 days’ time, a family of five in Upper Hutt will become homeless. They are in the final week of a 90 Day notice to vacate.

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The Labour interns – ACT exposes hypocrisy!

By   3 days ago

A few days ago, headlines appeared supposedly “exposing  a rort” by the NZ Labour Party to exploit American interns for electoral campaigning purposes;

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Break out the champagne! City Care victory

By   3 days ago

After a two-year battle KOA was successful in not only stopping the sale of the council works company City Care but also in pressuring the council to restore the company to the strategic assets list.

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Trumps anti-Cuba policy should be condemned

By   5 days ago

The latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years, should be condemned.

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The broad definition of GCSB security

By   5 days ago

The broad definition of security is long-standing, introduced around the same time as the SIS botched break in of Aziz Choudry’s house in Christchurch at the time of an APEC meeting there.

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Make Trade Fair in the Pacific

By   7 days ago

We gain privileged access to Pacific markets, but they gain no new access to our markets. There are no obligations on Australia to stop their protectionist policies towards Pacific kava exports and other fruit and vegetables that are produced in Australia. New Zealand exporters will gain $20 million in reduced tariffs, but this is lost revenue for Pacific governments that are already struggling to provide basic health care and education to their people.

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Are Todd Barclay And National High-Ups Guilty Of Witness Tampering?

By   1 week ago

There’s just something about living in a small, insular ‘everybody-knows-everybody’ kinda place that makes attempts at pulling off a genuine “cover-up” something of a fool’s errand.

Todd Barclay, apparently, is that fool.

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A Point To Consider On s59 ‘Anti-Smacking’ Debate

By   1 week ago

There’s a point to be made on this whole ‘Anti-Smacking’/s59 debate which New Zealand First has brought back to the limelight, that I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else making.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Crooked Billary says NZ workers are druggies – cough, cough – Todd Barclay?

By   10 hours ago

Remember when Crooked Billary was trying to justify record immigration because NZ workers were too stoned to pass the drug tests?

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The real reason Crooked Billary has covered for Todd Barclay

By   10 hours ago

Let’s be honest about why Bill English has done everything in his power to protect Todd Barclay because it just doesn’t make sense right?

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A National Party supporter contacts The Daily Blog to complain about our Bill English coverage

By   14 hours ago

For God sake let it go. Yes some silly ( to young ) MP has made a big Cock Up and let his boss down. The PM and Nastional are doing a good job as anyone with any brains can see. This whole thing is being pushed by the media to try and show how good they are and by the other parties to cover up there total lack of ability.

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Oh the firework irony of disappointed America Cup devotees

By   14 hours ago

…oh the poor darlings, they didn’t get enough fireworks to celebrate their billionaire ego pissing competition, how will these poor fucks survive huh?

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We punish beneficiaries for drug use so why isn’t Todd Barclay being investigated for drug allegations?

By   1 day ago

…we crucify beneficiaries for drug use. We force them to take drug tests, we threaten them with losing their benefit if they don’t and we punish them with loss of their benefit if they do test positive for drug use.

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More than 550 000 NZers in hardship & National’s response? Social Housing run by corporate detention companies?

By   2 days ago

A terrible insight into those NZers who are not being looked after by National…

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Clever strategy by Green Party hunting Nick Smith

By   2 days ago

Smith is still odds on favourite to win Nelson, but this is an electorate worth fighting for.

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Can we rename ‘America’s Cup’ the ‘White Rich Man Privilege Cup’ now?

By   2 days ago

It’s an ugly naked display of money masquerading as a sport. At least League, Rugby, Soccer and NetBall have a class inclusiveness about them, sailing is for rich white people and those who want to  worship rich white people.

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Media Watch View All →

Watch how badly Bill English self mutilated himself on Breakfast TVNZ – I’ve never seen any thing like this in my life

By   2 days ago

Breakfast TVNZ just became a must watch each morning, Hillary Barry did more for journalism in that 7 minutes than Seven Sharp has managed all year. 

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When bastard spawn of marketing & lite news like The Project can grow a spine, you know National are in trouble

By   2 days ago

It’s nice to see the impact that Banter on Duke has created by forcing The Project to actually start talking about something of significance. 

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Defend Qatar, Defend al-Jazeera

By   3 days ago

The Saudi-led blockade of Qatar should concern us all. It is virtually an act of war for one country, Saudi Arabia, to cut off all land access to another, Qatar, and then combine with two other countries, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to restrict air and sea access.

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Q+A review: Has anyone contacted slave pen crusader Matthew Hooton yet?

By   4 days ago

…this Labour ‘slave scandal’ proves the ease with which a Right Wing blog can still manipulate the NZ mainstream media.

This ability to manipulate the mainstream media is as cancerous in 2017 as it was in 2014.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cowardly censorship’ bid over Al Jazeera

By   4 days ago

“The attack on Al Jazeera is part of an assault on free speech to subvert the impact of old and new media in the Arab world. It should be condemned and resisted.” One of many global media responses.

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At some point people are going to admit this 2month old story about a Labour intern slave scandal was just a distraction from Bill & Todd

By   5 days ago

Audrey Young is no card carrying member of the Labour Party so her vicious take down of National when comparing Labour’s supposed scandal up against National’s actual scandal this week is devastating…

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Whale Oil confounded by history

By   6 days ago

Israel’s imposition of illegal settlements outside its borders and brutal military control of the Palestinian people are war crimes. They are violations of international law that demand the urgent imposition of UN sanctions designed to bring Israel to account.

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TWITTER WATCH: Nicky Wagner’s contempt for the disability sector all in one tweet

By   2 weeks ago

Nothing sums up the born to rule contempt that National embody better than this tweet by the Minister for Disability. Here she is supposedly at work having a meeting on disability issues and she’s posting glorious photos of the harbour wishing she could dump this disability crap and party on the water front.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – #CrookedBillary

By   16 hours ago

The issue is not whether Barclay was putting the high into Otago High Country or rooting like a Ranfurly rabbit.

The question is this: What did Bill English know?

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – The Time Has Come

By   16 hours ago

 Now 8 years after  Palestine Kairos  and 100 years after the Balfour Declaration,   the Christian churchs of Palestine, in desperation,  have issued another plea, this time in the form of an Open Letter to the World Council of Churches (WCC).

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Compare Labour Intern ‘scandal’ with National’s week of lies

By   1 day ago

We need Politicians who aren’t afraid to admit mistakes and who move to fix those mistakes as soon as they become apparent, we don’t need politicians who tell us different stories that keep turning out to be false.

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EXCLUSIVE: Intern tells what really happened inside Campaign for Change ‘slave labour Marae’

By   3 days ago

I do know that this well-intentioned educational program which somehow turned into a “scandal” has been completely blown out of proportion by the media. I am writing this because the lack of sensitivity that has gone along with criticizing this program is despicable.

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Ideas arent enough

By   6 days ago

In contrast to the rest of the world, NZ seems to be sleepwalking towards an election. If you want too see an ambitious, radical and progressive political voice, the options are sadly limited. For the radical left, the question is how do we turn this around? How can we build a radical political instrument to express the popular frustration with the status quo?

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Slumlord’s have to go

By   1 week ago

There are times I’m really outraged by the lax manner we allow standards to slip in this country because it’s always the poor who pay the steepest price. NewsHub’s recent report on deplorable conditions of boarding homes in this country is a perfect example.

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – How Odd of Todd, how Ill of Bill

By   1 week ago

Three quick questions over the Barclay/English affair.

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – The Last Days of May

By   1 week ago

It’s looking increasingly likely that embattled UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, will have to stand down.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

Massive Company want to ignite you

By   16 hours ago

CHANCE TO IGNITE is Massive Company’s newest emerging artist show. Bring seven young women together; add boxing, jujitzu, for real stories, a lot of sass and you get a CHANCE TO IGNITE.

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Theatre Review: Jane Doe

By   2 weeks ago

Jane Doe

By Eleanor Bishop

Presented by Zanetti Productions

Q Theatre’s Loft

On until 17 June

Bookings: qtheatre.co.nz or 09 309 9771

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Theatre Review: Power Ballad

By   3 weeks ago

Power Ballad, is Julia Croft’s show at the Basement right now, directed and co-created by Nisha Madhan.

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Invite to "Victory Party" for Corbyn-led Labour in UK election

By   3 weeks ago

WHAT: UK election results
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Unite Union HQ, 6a Western Springs Rd, Morningside, Auckland

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30th Anniversary of NZ “No Nukes Stand” Marked by Giant Human Peace Symbol at Auckland Event

By   3 weeks ago

On Sunday 11 June at 12.00 midday in Auckland Domain The Peace Foundation is organising a public peace event to mark the thirty year anniversary of New Zealand saying “no” to nukes in the Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987 statute.

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Unwelcome US Secretary of State from Aotearoa – Tuesday June 6th

By   4 weeks ago

Action alert: On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is landing in Wellington to meet with our Government.

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The Best Photojournalism From Around The Globe Comes To Auckland This July!

By   4 weeks ago

Note down 1st – 30th July in your diary to see this inspiring collection of images in Auckland.

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On beauty routines…

By   4 weeks ago

Someone asked me yesterday if I had a ‘beauty routine’

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Malcolm Evans – Old Mug

By   11 hours ago

Malcolm Evans – Old Mug

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Political Caption Competition

By   15 hours ago

Smear and Voting in Las Vegas

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 28th June 2017

By   15 hours ago

5: The Slimy Excuses Republicans Are Making for Their Crap Healthcare Bill 
4: Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable
3: CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat
2: Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Estimated to Kill 28,600 More in U.S. Each Year & Drop 22M from Insurance
1: ‘Petya’ ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe and US

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 28th June 2017

By   16 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   2 days ago

Except if those hard issues are secretly recorded – in that situation I shy away like a frightened lamb

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Malcolm Evans – America’s Cup blah blah

By   2 days ago

Malcolm Evans – America’s Cup blah blah

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 27th June 2017

By   2 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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Theresa May and the Holy Grail

By   3 days ago

Theresa May and the Holy Grail

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Raw News feed View All →

E tū welcomes Wellington City Council Annual Plan Living Wage inclusion

By   10 hours ago

E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union is welcoming today’s vote by the Wellington City Council for an Annual Plan which includes a commitment to move all directly employed council workers, as well as some contractors to the full New Zealand Living Wage rate of $20.20 an hour on 1 July, with wages for […]

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English covering for Barclay to pass legislation – Labour Party

By   10 hours ago

The Prime Minister has been relying on Todd Barclay’s vote to pass key legislation, explaining why English has covered up the Barclay scandal for so long and why he continues to refuse to answer questions, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “National’s majority rests on a person whose behaviour the Prime Minister has described […]

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Labour will not resile from royalties – Labour Party

By   16 hours ago

Labour believes cleaning up our rivers so that they are clean enough to swim in is the most important freshwater issue for this election, but that it is also fair that a royalty should be charged where public water is used in large quantities for private gain, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. “It was reported […]

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Environmental victory for coastal marine species – Forest And Bird

By   2 days ago

In a significant victory for New Zealand’s coastal wildlife, the High Court has backed a landmark 2016 Environment Court finding that Regional Councils can protect their marine environment using the RMA. Forest & Bird has previously criticised the Government’s appeal as an attempt to road-block regional councils from acting to protect New Zealand’s marine environment. […]

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Sugar kills more New Zealanders than drugs – The Opportunities Party

By   2 days ago

Just hours from the Fizz Symposium opening Mika Haka , Auckland Central candidate for The Opportunities Party states: “Health Minister Jonathan Coleman’s legacy will be the over proportional numbers of obese, diabetic and suicidal New Zealanders – more than this country has ever seen before.” Recently announced as Auckland Central candidate for The Opportunities Party, […]

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Five Hundred make Joint Submission on New Zealand Suicide Plan – Action Station

By   2 days ago

The deadline for public submissions on the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention Strategy closed today, and the People’s Mental Health Review has been gathering submissions for a joint submission. The submission invited people to call for the suicide prevention plan to take into account the concerns expressed in public by Mike King, when he stood […]

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Unanimous Cross-Party Support Reached on Students’ Welfare – Aotearoa Students’ Alliance

By   2 days ago

A remit successfully passed by the National Party Conference on Saturdaymarks a full cross-party political consensus on the increase of weekly loan living costs, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. The remit read, “That the National Party support the increase of the cap of student living costs loans proposed to meet increased cost of living”. […]

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