Silence Of The Lambs: Why Is The CTU Saying So Little About The Resident Doctors’ Struggle?

By Chris Trotter

Union rivalries should not be allowed to obscure the very real threat posed to the New Zealand trade union movement by the DHBs’ divide-and-rule strategy. If Powell and her CNS negotiating team are beaten, and the RDA sustains a massive industrial defeat, then employers in other sectors of the economy will not be slow to follow the DHBs’ lead.

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Let’s support our Junior Doctors

By Bryan Bruce

Junior doctors work incredibly hours and when people get tired they make mistakes.They won the right to some more realistic rosters. They shouldn’t have to lose what they gained. Don’t you think Labour?

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Summer Contributions Drive

Brothers and sisters, Comrades, it’s that time of year again when we pass the hat around so we can pay the bills over summer – if you want to support independent blogs who have done so much to counter the right wing bias of the mainstream media,  then we need your support.

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Andrew Dickens kicks mourning father of 2 dead sons in the face – even for the NZ Herald this seems to be a new low point for journalism

Shame on ZB, shame on NZ Herald and shame on Dickens. Allow the father to grieve his dead children before you start pissing all over him for clickbait you spiteful sanctimonious arseholes. 

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Both Labour and National responsible for growth of homelessness and poverty

By Mike Treen

Basic benefit values were cut from 40% to 30 percent of the average wage in the early-1990s. Those cuts were dubbed Ruthenasia in recognition of the role of the then Minister of Finance of the newly-elected National Party Ruth Richardson who delivered the budget with the cuts.

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Pure temple vs broad church – Pride Parade now a Woke Walk

What an embarrassment for Millennial activism and what a message to those who are serious about making actual change in society, inclusion can’t come at the cost of exclusion.  After fighting for the right to wear the Police uniform in the Pride Parade, Police were never going to agree to taking it off and the woke activists pushing for this knew it, here was an email PAPA sent out to their base admitting as much when they stacked the last meeting…

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Playing Russian roulette with Trump – what happens if the Mueller case finds no collusion?

Every day another breathless opinion piece tells us Trump is almost finished, that his poll numbers have collapsed, that he is besieged and that the Mueller investigation will destroy him.

Yet this orange tumour of a human being is still in the White House, still in power, still in control.

What happens if the Mueller investigation comes back and finds no Russian collusion? 

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Gillette – it’s not ‘the best a man can get’, it’s ‘the best price the man could get’

Since when did a company that benefits from destroying rainforests while using child labour get to lecture the rest of us about masculinity? 

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Waatea News Column: Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?

As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only “fit and proper persons” should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won’t be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.

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The ludicrous NZ Herald advert

…after being busted as a self censoring propaganda outlet for China, the advert should look like this…

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What is really being revealed in this rage against littering tourists

Why should an industry that takes and takes and takes and seems to give so little back be allowed a free ride for so long? If the planet is running out of pristine places, than what we have should be set at a premium price. 

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Graham Adams and the omitted facts about Winston

By Gerard Otto

Graham Adams wrote an agenda setting article about how Winston was in an uncomfortable position regarding immigration because he signed the UN Migration Pact and had not fulfilled his election manifesto promise to sharply reduce immigration.

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Pessimistic Predictions for 2019

If 2018 was a lost year where the woke left & alt right dominated debate, 2019 could be the year of reactionary entropy.

I’d like to be optimistic, but there’s just no actual reason to be anything other than pessimistic about the damaged horizon looming like a fractured mirror in front of us.

Here are some worst case scenario reckons mixed with some run of the mill ones…

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Silence Of The Lambs: Why Is The CTU Saying So Little About The Resident Doctors’ Struggle?

By   11 hours ago

Union rivalries should not be allowed to obscure the very real threat posed to the New Zealand trade union movement by the DHBs’ divide-and-rule strategy. If Powell and her CNS negotiating team are beaten, and the RDA sustains a massive industrial defeat, then employers in other sectors of the economy will not be slow to follow the DHBs’ lead.

Read More →

Both Labour and National responsible for growth of homelessness and poverty

By   1 day ago

Basic benefit values were cut from 40% to 30 percent of the average wage in the early-1990s. Those cuts were dubbed Ruthenasia in recognition of the role of the then Minister of Finance of the newly-elected National Party Ruth Richardson who delivered the budget with the cuts.

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Dr Lis Gordon: So many ways to bring down prison numbers

By   5 days ago

With such a high proportion of all prisoners being sentenced to two years or less in prison, there is space to look at alternatives. Most countries have different types of prisons, but New Zealand has only one.  Options such as open prisons for minimum security prisoners, employment training prisons, drug and alcohol therapeutic prisons and so on are possible.

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Why Republicans Don’t Want YOU To Go Hard For Gabbard

By   5 days ago

I’ve seen a few strange things this morning; but one of the more peculiar has to be the Republican Party attacking Tulsi Gabbard’s just-announced Presidential candidacy, on grounds that “Progressives have blasted her”.

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Maori solidarity with Chinese Migrant workers struggle

By   1 week ago

Ngati Whatua leader Parata Hawke makes the links between those struggling against a racist capitalist system.

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Walking for Palestine

By   1 week ago

Walking Te Araroa – from Cape Reinga to Bluff – carrying this important message on my T-shirt.

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Launch of JusTrade.nz heralds a new campaign for a 21st century trade agenda

By   1 week ago

‘The message from the hui was very clear: we need to generate real alternatives that confront climate change and disruption, while supporting sustainable local businesses and jobs that pay a living wage, in a nation founded on te Tiriti o Waitangi.’

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Twelve fun facts about National’s failed housing policies for Parmjeet Parmar to consider

By   1 week ago

National’s List MP, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, has launched a scathing attack on Housing NZ on social media and in a story in the NZ Herald;

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Playing Russian roulette with Trump – what happens if the Mueller case finds no collusion?

By   1 day ago

Every day another breathless opinion piece tells us Trump is almost finished, that his poll numbers have collapsed, that he is besieged and that the Mueller investigation will destroy him.

Yet this orange tumour of a human being is still in the White House, still in power, still in control.

What happens if the Mueller investigation comes back and finds no Russian collusion? 

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Pure temple vs broad church – Pride Parade now a Woke Walk

By   1 day ago

What an embarrassment for Millennial activism and what a message to those who are serious about making actual change in society, inclusion can’t come at the cost of exclusion.  After fighting for the right to wear the Police uniform in the Pride Parade, Police were never going to agree to taking it off and the woke activists pushing for this knew it, here was an email PAPA sent out to their base admitting as much when they stacked the last meeting…

Read More →

What is really being revealed in this rage against littering tourists

By   1 day ago

Why should an industry that takes and takes and takes and seems to give so little back be allowed a free ride for so long? If the planet is running out of pristine places, than what we have should be set at a premium price. 

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SHOCK HORROR – NZ TEENAGERS DO STUPID THINGS – STOP THE PRESSES!

By   2 days ago

We simply can not juggle multiple ideas that social policy must protect life over property, that teenagers do stupid things and that changing our chase policy – AS MANY OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE – to only chasing violent offenders is too much for your ordinary Kiwi to comprehend all at the same time.

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This is us as a people in 2019

By   3 days ago

When a teenager runs from NZ cops – they deserve to die. Respect my authority.

Schools shouldn’t feed hungry kids, it’s the parents fault.

You only have something to fear if you have something to hide mass surveillance justifications.

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NZ Police chase 3 more kids to their death & our ‘respect my authority’ cop worship culture is to blame

By   3 days ago

..I’ve often said the only moment this insanity of allowing cops to chase kids to death will ever change is if the victims are white middle class kids, because when it’s brown poor teenagers dying, middle NZ doesn’t give two shits, but the millisecond it’s kids they recognise and can identify with, well then brothers and sisters SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!

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The things we need to believe to accept Simon Bridges assurance that he knew nothing about State spying

By   5 days ago

Simon Bridges secretly meets with oil interests to ram through a new law prosecuting deep sea oil activists and misleads Parliament about that meeting,  all the while his very agency who is pushing through that law change is committing unethical spying actions against Greenpeace, the Green Party, the MANA Movement and local Iwi protesting possible oil pollution.

Yet Simon Bridges knew nothing about that spying? 

How believable is it that Bridges becomes suddenly so ignorant when it comes to the day to day applications of those civil rights abuses?

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The funniest thing about National screaming about this UN migration pact

By   1 week ago

National’s hypocrisy as is galling as their opportunism. 

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Media Watch View All →

Andrew Dickens kicks mourning father of 2 dead sons in the face – even for the NZ Herald this seems to be a new low point for journalism

By   23 hours ago

Shame on ZB, shame on NZ Herald and shame on Dickens. Allow the father to grieve his dead children before you start pissing all over him for clickbait you spiteful sanctimonious arseholes. 

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Waatea News Column: Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?

By   1 day ago

As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only “fit and proper persons” should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won’t be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.

Read More →

Gillette – it’s not ‘the best a man can get’, it’s ‘the best price the man could get’

By   2 days ago

Since when did a company that benefits from destroying rainforests while using child labour get to lecture the rest of us about masculinity? 

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If the NZ Media have finished misidentifying annoying British tourists…

By   2 days ago

If we are finished misidentifying annoying British tourists as Irish and chasing them out of town for littering – the planet is melting…

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The ludicrous NZ Herald advert

By   2 days ago

…after being busted as a self censoring propaganda outlet for China, the advert should look like this…

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MEDIAWATCH: A young woman’s confidence was knocked in Palmerston North – CROSSING LIVE NOW

By   3 days ago

This is the age of Millennial micro-aggression policing where subjective rage trumps all other realities…

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NZ Herald is exposed unwittingly peddling Chinese propaganda

By   3 days ago

How many times does the NZ Herald have to be caught promoting manipulative and secret interests before you write it off as a legitimate source?

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5 – Under the News Radar 2018 – The brutal occupation of Palestine, brutal Saudi fuelled civil war in Yemen & the magnitude of climate catastrophe

By   1 week ago

And finally the remaining news that went under the radar were your usual suspects, the brutal continuing occupation of Palestine (that no one can say anything about unless they want to be labelled anti-semitic) and the true magnitude of what climate change catastrophe will really do.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Whatsnexit?

By   11 hours ago

Yesterday’s overwhelmingly decisive vote against the Theresa May EU leave deal in the British House of Commons raises the question -what will happen next?

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Let’s support our Junior Doctors

By   1 day ago

Junior doctors work incredibly hours and when people get tired they make mistakes.They won the right to some more realistic rosters. They shouldn’t have to lose what they gained. Don’t you think Labour?

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MUST READ GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Graham Adams and the omitted facts about Winston

By   3 days ago

Graham Adams wrote an agenda setting article about how Winston was in an uncomfortable position regarding immigration because he signed the UN Migration Pact and had not fulfilled his election manifesto promise to sharply reduce immigration.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – “Where America retreats, chaos follows.”

By   3 days ago

Mr Pompeo, who has been seeking to reassure allies following Mr Trump’s surprise announcement, said: “America will not retreat until the terror fight is over. We will labour tirelessly alongside you to defeat Isis [the Islamic State group], al-Qaeda and other jihadists that threaten our security and yours.”  

He said that the US was a “force for good” in the Middle East, adding: “Where America retreats, chaos follows.”

Excuse the florid lexicon, but this claim is utter CRAP.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – If Kelvin Davis won’t protect prisoners, why won’t he allow other MPs?

By   5 days ago

Is this the same Kelvin Davis who said he “doesn’t get involved in operational issues” as his excuse for not viewing video of me being assaulted by Auckland Prison staff while being transferred to Waikeria last Xmas ?

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – A lesson from my cat.

By   5 days ago

“If you wait by the river bank long enough you will see the body of your enemy float by”

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – This isn’t holding the Government to account, it’s being a clown!

By   5 days ago

I know National Party MP, Alfred Ngaro, He works hard for his Pacific constituents and he is passionate about being National’s spokesperson for Children and the Community, but revelations this week that he has been lodging 1000 written questions a single day to purposely clog up the resources of the Government are shameful.

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MUST READ: Ross Meurant – DEMOCRACY is based on SEPARATION OF POWERS

By   5 days ago

In case someone out there, scoffs; ‘Who is Ross Meurant to pass judgement on our stout fellows in the front-line facing danger and death every day in the course of protecting the nation from evil,’ I respond as follows:

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – Bryan Bruce’s New Zealand Public Television

By   2 weeks ago

I spoke with Liz Gunn on RadioLive yesterday

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‘Navigators & Naturalists’ – the book

By   3 weeks ago

Navigators & Naturalists – French exploration of New Zealand and the South Seas 1769-1824 weaves together geographic, natural and human history.  It sets the scientific exploration of New Zealand and the Pacific in the context of the French Enlightenment with its veneration of science and philosophy and the quest to map the whole world – and everything in it – minerals, plants, animals and peoples, that fuelled the Age of Discovery.

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The Liberal Agenda – Mainland Poultry mega farm railroaded into small town by Waikato District Council

By   1 month ago

What: Protest & petition hand-in to stop Mainland Poultry egg farm application

When: Tuesday 18 December, 12-1pm

Where: Waikato District Council, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia 3720

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The Liberal Agenda – RIP Geoff Murphy – you taught me everything about being a Pakeha New Zealander

By   2 months ago

With Goodbye Pork Pie, Sleeping Dogs, Utu & The Quiet Earth, Geoff Murphy taught me what it was to be a Pakeha New Zealander.

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The Liberal Agenda – PROTECT OUR WATER RALLY

By   2 months ago

WHAT: Water Protest

WHERE: Cathedral Square, Christchurch

WHEN: Saturday at 12 PM – 2 PM

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The Liberal Agenda: Fahrenheit 11/9 review – 5 stars

By   2 months ago

Michael Moore is one of our generations great American documentary makers. Academy Award winning Fahrenheit 9/11 remains one of the top grossing docos of all time so when one of the first pundits to predict Trump would win makes a new documentary on why Trump won, it becomes necessary viewing for anyone who cares about American politics.

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The Liberal Agenda: Pop-Up Globe Shakespeare – Richard III – 5 stars

By   2 months ago

I was waiting for Actors Equity to condemn Pop Up Globe as heteronormative patriarchal sexual symbolism and demand the entire franchise be renamed Shakespeare Strap-On.

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The Liberal Agenda: Upper Hutt Posse finally make Vodaphone Music Awards relevant again

By   2 months ago

The brutal and illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine should be denounced every possible chance we are given, and in a NZ music scene devoid of politics and focused on the vapid, Upper Hutt Posse reminded us, as Lorde did, that music can be far more powerful when its critical. 

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

By   11 hours ago

“Oh great, a younger, far more attractive female leader right when I’m facing the most humiliating political defeat of my life. Wonderful, and I bet you’re chirpy too aren’t you?”

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 18th January 2019

By   12 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

That feeling when you have to clean up the mans mess before you. 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 17th January 2019

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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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

In the Chinese Herald this version of the advert read

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Malcolm Evans – Wooden Trump

By   2 days ago

Malcolm Evans – Wooden Trump

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 16th January 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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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 15th January 2019

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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Raw News feed View All →

Wellington GPs to strike again – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   11 hours ago

GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. This is the second full-day strike – the first was on Christmas Eve – and follows a series of shorter rolling strikes last month. Read more […]

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Time to start ignoring irresponsible businesses claiming worker shortages – First Union

By   11 hours ago

In response to several recent stories from unethical and out-dated business lobby groups claiming worker shortages in several industries, FIRST Union General Secretary Dennis Maga has released the below response. “If you look at the industries that are claiming a worker shortage they’re all low paid, some have even broken the law through the exploitation […]

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New report highlights drug policy trends – NZ Drug Foundation

By   11 hours ago

A new State of the Nation report released today by the NZ Drug Foundation shows that while we are doing well in some areas, there is massive room for improvement. The report highlights the unprecedented number of deaths in the past 18 months linked to synthetic cannabinoid substances. The coroner has indicated as many as […]

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Win as Sistema members secure agreement – E Tu

By   11 hours ago

E tū Sistema members who have been in dispute with their employer over wages and conditions have agreed to accept the company’s latest offer for a new collective agreement.   The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members, by April 2020. Also included are provisions so workers are always paid a […]

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Wellington Drivers vote for industrial action – Wellington Tramways Union

By   11 hours ago

Wellington bus drivers voted for industrial action including a fare strike – driving buses while refusing to take fares – from the 28th of January if their employer NZ Bus continues to force part-time shifts on them. The company’s attempts to use more part-time shifts with fewer hours would see many drivers face loss of […]

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Truck drivers who are employees see similar issues as contractors in the sector – First Union

By   11 hours ago

In response to stories on long haul truck drivers sleeping at depots, not being able to eat or drink anything (because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom) and having to pee in bottles due to the pressure to meet ever-more tightening deadlines, FIRST Union Transport Organiser Justin Wallace has this to say; […]

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Steep rise in hardship numbers showcases income inadequacy – AAAP

By   11 hours ago

  The latest Ministry of Social Development December 2018 quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from working and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year, totalling 385,000. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling […]

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Union calls on Coalition Gov’t to reassess RSE scheme – First Union

By   11 hours ago

FIRST Union’s Denise Roche is calling on the Coalition Government to reassess its Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme as labourhire companies continue to use the RSE scheme to exploit migrant workers and undermine working people in New Zealand. The concerns come after a number of companies in horticulture have continued to claim a worker shortage […]

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Authorised by Martyn Bradbury, The Editor, TheDailyBlog,