EXCLUSIVE: Did the NZ Police use private spies to break into a former Police Inspectors car?

If the NZ Police are using private spies to intimidate former Officers, shouldn’t the NZ public know that?

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Thoughts on why there’s been no offical response to Ross Meurant’s allegations

If this can happen to a former Police Officer, what hope do the rest of us have, that we will be not be subjected to unlawful police actions if we ever do something that the Establishment does not approve?

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The Liberal Agenda – 12pm Post Budget livestream Friday 31st for the first Wellbeing Budget

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The People’s Budget: 6 new Guest Commentators announced for Friday 31st

Kerri Nuku Co-President of Nurses Union 

Kyle MacDonald psychotherapist and Herald columnist

Unionist Annie Newman from Living Wage

Ricardo Mendez from Auckland Action Against  Poverty

Professor Wayne Hope from AUT Communications School

Political commentator Chris Trotter

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Another dirty little Defence Force secret is out – and you can do something about it this weekend – read on…

By John Minto

“Kia ora Mr Mark,

Please cancel the proposal to buy millions of dollars of military equipment from apartheid Israel and support Palestinian calls for a boycott instead.”

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The Parliamentary cesspit

By Dr Liz Gordon

I remember from my research that when the 1984 women MPs went to be sworn in, the National front benchers (now relegated to opposition and no doubt smarting from it) scored the Labour women out of ten on their looks as they went up to take the oath.  As far as I know, this never led to a formal complaint. Women just sucked it up.

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Trump’s assault on Huawei dangerous for New Zealand

By Keith Locke

With Trump’s latest effort to smash Huawei the stakes are now much higher for New Zealand. To stick by Trump on this means that New Zealand will have little comeback if China takes counter-measures against us.

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The biggest challenge charging Tarrant with terrorism is the media’s self censorship

My first thought when it was announced last week that white supremacist and terrorist Brenton Tarrant had been charged with committing an act of terrorism was how the media’s agreed self-censorship of their coverage will impact the trial.

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Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys vs Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels: Get your invisible magical flying Wizard out of our politics and NZs collective uterus!

There is a story behind the Herald’s Paywall suggesting that Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels might consider cutting a deal with Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys. I think that’s what it says because I don’t have a paywall subscription and while I prayed to god to part the Paywall, he didn’t.

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Nightmare in Queensland

By Professor Wayne Hope

Queensland results decimated the Labour vote in key seats and gave the LNP a clear parliamentary majority. What, then, explains the ALP’s Queensland nightmare? My answer can be summarised in four words: preferences, Adani, Murdoch and condescension.

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Unwilling To Disclose.

By Chris Trotter 

The suspicion arises that in 2014-2015, in some unspecified, possibly unlawful, and highly secretive way, the country’s national security apparatus was working hand-in-glove with senior elements within the police to silence and punish a couple of outspoken critics of the National-led 2008-2017 Coalition Government.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Coalition party, It’s ok to be white t shirts, Relaxation of debt to GDP ratio, Bullying in Parliament, David Seymour vs Golriz

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Trump’s assault on Huawei dangerous for New Zealand

By   18 hours ago

With Trump’s latest effort to smash Huawei the stakes are now much higher for New Zealand. To stick by Trump on this means that New Zealand will have little comeback if China takes counter-measures against us.

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Dr Liz Gordon: The Parliamentary cesspit

By   18 hours ago

I remember from my research that when the 1984 women MPs went to be sworn in, the National front benchers (now relegated to opposition and no doubt smarting from it) scored the Labour women out of ten on their looks as they went up to take the oath.  As far as I know, this never led to a formal complaint. Women just sucked it up.

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Another dirty little Defence Force secret is out – and you can do something about it this weekend – read on…

By   1 day ago

“Kia ora Mr Mark,

Please cancel the proposal to buy millions of dollars of military equipment from apartheid Israel and support Palestinian calls for a boycott instead.”

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Nightmare in Queensland

By   4 days ago

Queensland results decimated the Labour vote in key seats and gave the LNP a clear parliamentary majority. What, then, explains the ALP’s Queensland nightmare? My answer can be summarised in four words: preferences, Adani, Murdoch and condescension.

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Green gains a bright spot in a depressing Australian election

By   5 days ago

Australia’s election result was a big downer. But there was a bright spot in the gains made by the Australian Greens.

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The New Zealand media’s shameful silence on Israeli apartheid

By   6 days ago

Last week full-page advertisements appeared across New Zealand celebrating 71 years since Israel declared independence. They were placed by a Pastor Nigel Woodley from Hastings – a Christian Zionist – and paid for from the deep pockets of his backers.

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Miracles and migrants

By   6 days ago

Over the years I’ve had gripping conversations with people who’ve said I don’t belong on the Left of politics because of my socially conservative views. Conversely, folk on the Right have said they wouldn’t welcome me because of my perceived economic liberalism.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Oh no, not more exams!

By   1 week ago

The Minister intends to fix the terrible workloads that this causes, not by reducing the qualification burden but by shifting from internal to external assessment and thus reducing the assessment burden on teachers.
Of all the reforms possible, he has chosen the worst one.  I will debate this with anyone. I have studied assessment systems for over 30 years and I know as much as anyone about them.  So here is the truth about assessment systems in five easy lessons.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Ummmmmm – about Trevor Mallard’s accusation of rape

By   6 hours ago

The irony of a bullying report that has ended up bullying should be lost on no one. 

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Thoughts on why there’s been no offical response to Ross Meurant’s allegations

By   18 hours ago

If this can happen to a former Police Officer, what hope do the rest of us have, that we will be not be subjected to unlawful police actions if we ever do something that the Establishment does not approve?

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EXCLUSIVE: Did the NZ Police use private spies to break into a former Police Inspectors car?

By   2 days ago

If the NZ Police are using private spies to intimidate former Officers, shouldn’t the NZ public know that?

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By trying to paint David Seymour as a neoNazi killer, Greens are risking a Kavanaugh effect backlash

By   4 days ago

ACT are going to easily double their vote in 2020 if the woke keep gifting them these wins, which is incredibly annoying because David Seymour shouldn’t be allowed to become politically relevant again! 

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Grant Robertson’s debt promise shows how desperate the left have become in NZ

By   4 days ago

Those NZers living in cars, those NZers trapped by a dysfunctional mental health system, those NZers locked out of home ownership, the working poor and beneficiaries will be thrilled that Grant Robertson is thinking of doing something for them in 4 years time. 

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Cough-cough more than 11000 still on waiting list for state housing

By   5 days ago

The Government want to call it ‘social’ housing rather than state housing so that the responsibility sounds like it’s a problem the community has to solve and not the state.

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The 3.5% hope for climate strike students

By   5 days ago

This is the time to push and fight. Once we hit 3.5%, the State is forced to change, don’t let the detractors inject you with apathy and impotence. We are far stronger than we know.   

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Thank baby Jesus Bishop Tamaki will run in the election splitting Ngaro’s’ Angels

By   5 days ago

We must seek to goad both men to launch their own Christian Parties by actively feeding both their narcissisms with gushing praise.

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Media Watch View All →

The biggest challenge charging Tarrant with terrorism is the media’s self censorship

By   1 day ago

My first thought when it was announced last week that white supremacist and terrorist Brenton Tarrant had been charged with committing an act of terrorism was how the media’s agreed self-censorship of their coverage will impact the trial.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Coalition party, It’s ok to be white t shirts, Relaxation of debt to GDP ratio, Bullying in Parliament, David Seymour vs Golriz

By   2 days ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Coalition party, It’s ok to be white t shirts, Relaxation of debt to GDP ratio, Bullying in Parliament, David Seymour vs Golriz

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Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys vs Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels: Get your invisible magical flying Wizard out of our politics and NZs collective uterus!

By   4 days ago

There is a story behind the Herald’s Paywall suggesting that Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels might consider cutting A deal with Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys. I think that’s what it says because I don’t have a paywall subscription and while I prayed to god to part the Paywall, he didn’t.

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Waatea News Column: Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst

By   5 days ago

The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.

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NZer of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan joins The People’s Budget

By   6 days ago

Just when you thought The People’s Budget hosted by Bryan Bruce and with panelists Rod Oram, Sue Bradford, Russel Norman, Efeso Collins, Professor Jane Kelsey and Julia Whaipooti was a great way to debate if neoliberal economics can build a well being budget, news tonight that NZer of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan will also be joining the panel.

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Review: Game of Thrones- 8 year review – 5 stars (spoiler alerts)

By   1 week ago

No other show has managed to imprint the way GoT has culturally. It permeates social media and popular culture in a unique way that manages to slot effortlessly into the multi narrative world social media now provides. 

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The People’s Budget to screen 8pm Sunday 2nd June

By   1 week ago

Comrades – are you sick of neoliberal economics ruining our changes of a truly transformative progressive economy?

Me too!

Here’s what Bryan Bruce and a I have been working on, The People’s Budget 2019…

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

By   1 week ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – It’s all to do with oil, mate

By   2 days ago

Religion is definitely the major cause of war over the centuries and today remains a massive contributor to murder in the name of Righteousness.  But Oil has taken stage as “King of Kings”.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Creative Boldness Needed

By   2 days ago

Simon Bridges has announced the National Party’s Foreign Policy. “National will prioritise our relationship with the United States, and leverage the strong security, economic and political ties with them to bring this important initiative into action…” “That’s why we’re proposing to pass legislation to empower New Zealand to autonomously sanction organisations when the United Nations […]

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Morgan – Beware the Puritans

By   4 days ago

Alfred Ngaro and Brian Tamaki’s recent announcements that they intend to form right-wing Christian conservative parties should give us all pause for thought. Shit, already we are fighting the modern Puritanism of ‘woke’ Millennials.  Now we have to sound the drums to battle an older foe, one we thought had long since collapsed under Reason’s onslaught.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Hate in the time of the Internet

By   1 week ago

Twenty- two years ago I made a documentary about mass murder in which I had the harrowing experience of interviewing the families of the mass murder victims. Back then (1997) I recommended banning military style semi automatic weapons and registering ALL guns, as did Justice Thorp in his report published around that time.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – I have just signed a petition to parliament by 13 year old Sinead Latimer

By   2 weeks ago

We have the highest rate of teenage suicide in the developed world. According to Stephen Bell (Director of Youthline ) In a average week two teenagers kill themselves and about 20 young people will be hospitalised for self-harm each week, he estimated.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The Prime Minister is remarkable

By   2 weeks ago

There is no question our Prime Minister is a truly remarkable person.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – America: Rogue State

By   2 weeks ago

The trouble with schoolyard bullies is; sooner or later the smaller kids catch up. And as Great Britain and France found out: EMPIRES DIE. 

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The People’s Budget: 8 new Guest Commentators announced for Friday 31st

By   18 hours ago

Kerri Nuku Co-President of Nurses Union 

Economist Ganesh Nana

Professor Lisa Marriott from Victoria University

Kyle MacDonald psychotherapist and Herald columnist

Unionist Annie Newman from Living Wage

Ricardo Mendez from Auckland Action Against  Poverty

Professor Wayne Hope from AUT Communications School

Political commentator Chris Trotter

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The Liberal Agenda – The People’s Budget 2019 – Friday 31st May

By   1 week ago

WHAT: The People’s Budget
WHERE: Otahuhu Town Hall
WHEN: 6.30pm Friday 31st May

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The Liberal Agenda – 12pm Post Budget livestream Friday 31st for the first Wellbeing Budget

By   2 weeks ago

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The Liberal Agenda – Tamil Association to remember Genocide Day May 18

By   2 weeks ago

A vigil has been organised on the 18th May 2019, from 12.00 to 4.00 pm at the Aotea Square, Auckland to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the “Tamil Genocide Day”.

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The Liberal Agenda – New Zealand Public Television Trust: Transforming cities with technology?

By   3 weeks ago

If you use one of those “free” electric scooters or bikes you are giving someone valuable data about your movements around the city. Is that something that concerns you – or not?

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The Liberal Agenda: NZ Public Television – The Universal Basic Income – a good idea or not?

By   4 weeks ago

Imagine paying people no strings attached cash whether they have a job or not.

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The Liberal Agenda – Nationwide Post Budget Event Series 

By   4 weeks ago

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The Woke review of Avengers: Endgame 5 stars (warning – spoilers)

By   4 weeks ago

After eliminating climate change and over population issues, radical environmentalist, solo dad and Mens Rights Activist, Thanos, has retired to a life style block to grow sustainable vegan crops.

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The Daily Gallery View All →

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 27th May 2019

By   18 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

When I said life raft Alfred, I was being figurative. How much have you spent on these canoes and crosses?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 25th May 2019

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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Political Caption Competition

By   4 days ago

Cue Curb Your Enthusiasm theme

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 24th May 2019

By   4 days ago

5: HERE ARE THE GOP’S SECRET TALKING POINTS DEFENDING ALABAMA’S ABORTION LAW
4: Egyptian court orders the release of Mahmoud Hussein
3: PIPELINE OPPONENTS STRIKE BACK AGAINST ANTI-PROTEST LAWS
2: Allan Nairn: Deadly Protests Erupt in Indonesia as U.S.-Trained Generals Wage a War on Democracy
1: Theresa May to hold talks with ministers in bid to stave off exit

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 24th May 2019

By   4 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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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 23rd May 2019

By   5 days ago

5: NANCY PELOSI SAID “COVER-UP” AND TRUMP HAD A COMPLETE MELTDOWN
4: US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover-up’
3: Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention
2: How ICE Is Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Asylum Seekers, Including LGBT & Disabled Immigrants
1: Pressure grows on May to quit as support for ‘new’ Brexit deal slips away

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 23rd May 2019

By   5 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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Raw News feed View All →

Politicians should be reminded not to misuse Police – The Free Speech Coalition

By   1 day ago

The Free Speech Coalition calls on the Police and Human Rights Commission to remind politicians that they can’t misuse false complaints Police to suppress criticism. It is especially important to uphold the freedom of speech guaranteed under section 14 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights as elections loom. “This follows media reports of a […]

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Goff’s budget blowouts have maxed out ratepayers Credit Card – John Tamihere

By   5 days ago

Mayoral candidate John Tamihere says Goff’s Budget Blowouts have confirmed the mayor’s spending is outof control and he has “maxed out” the ratepayers’ credit card. “We’ve seen massive budget blowouts under his watch – a billion dollars for CRL, 75% blowout for Queens Wharf Dolphins, transport budgets up 7% while they have cut 40 bus […]

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Wellbeing budget delivers for Ambos’ wages, St John already making moves to spend elsewhere – First Union

By   6 days ago

After months of industrial action to draw attention to the low wages and poor conditions of work, Ambulance Professionals are delighted that there government has listened but fear the money won’t make it to the frontline where it is needed.   This morning, Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters announced that Ambulance Professionals have been remembered […]

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ITF condemns suspension of union members in Auckland

By   6 days ago

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) strongly condemns the 30-day suspension without pay of union members by the Spanish employer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Auckland, New Zealand.   As part of a campaign for fairer wages, members of the ITF-affiliated Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) had planned partial strike action that […]

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Robertson’s Budget $6 Billion Short – Social Credit

By   6 days ago

Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s budget later this month could have contained an additional $6 billion in spending without costing taxpayers a single cent more, Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch told the party’s Canterbury Regional conference yesterday. But it won’t, Mr Leitch said, because the Finance Minister doesn’t understand that he could save that amount […]

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Public transport reform welcomed – Wellington Tramways Union

By   6 days ago

Wellington bus drivers are welcoming reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) says their union.   The reform process was announced by the Transport Minister today at the Wellington Tramways Union AGM in front of hundreds of drivers.   Tramways union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan says change has been desperately needed. “We’ve watched Wellington’s public […]

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Racism Underpins the Prisoner Voting Blanket Ban – Media Release on behalf of Tom Hemopo and Donna Awatere-Huata

By   7 days ago

Former retired Probation officer Tom Hemopo and Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere-Huata are due to give evidence this afternoon at the Māori Prisoner’s Voting Inquiry at the Waitangi Trbunal in Wellington. Mr Hemopo and Mrs Awatere-Huata claim that the blanket prisoner voting ban discriminates against Maori and is a breach of their tino rangatiratanga and […]

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Over 1,000 prisoners sign voting petition – Wellington Howard League

By   7 days ago

The Wellington Howard League’s “Let Prisoners Vote” petition, presented to Parliament by Wellington Central MP, the Hon. Grant Robertson, will be tabled in the House on Tuesday 21 May before question time. The over two thousand people who have signed the petition are asking Parliament to repeal section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993 to […]

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