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First day of the Labour leadership race proper

By   /  August 31, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

What we are seeing is a true post-Clark Labour Party being forged and it’s heart and soul is deeply ensconced to the left. Labour should feel proud that they have such depth of talent to compete at this high level.

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Mind the Gap: Guest TV Review from David Cunliffe

By   /  August 31, 2013  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  49 Comments

This is a story about how, as Bruce put it, the middle class is getting squeezed from two directions and has become the ‘struggling class’, while the wealthy, continue to prosper at everyone’s expense.

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A brief word on US military intervention in Syria

By   /  August 31, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury  /  4 Comments

As horrifying as the 1400 deaths from chemical weapons attacks on the Syrian people are…

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NZ children lose again

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZ children lose again

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ children lose again Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | Press Release “The in-work tax credit (IWTC) has lifted thousands of children out of poverty but hasn’t helped the one in five children whose parents study or are on a benefit,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei. Today’s decision […]

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NZ children lose again

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZ children lose again

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ children lose again Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | Press Release “The in-work tax credit (IWTC) has lifted thousands of children out of poverty but hasn’t helped the one in five children whose parents study or are on a benefit,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei. Today’s decision […]

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Is The New Zealand Media Ready For A Gay………

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Steve Gray  /  12 Comments

just today Willie Jackson and John Tamihere interviewed Grant Robertson, seemingly with no idea he has a partner and they are raising children together, after confronting him with the ‘news’ that people did not trust him because he is not a ‘family man’.

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DOC job cuts went too far

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: DOC job cuts went too far Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | Press Release The restructure has been bad for morale and as a result, the Department appears to have haemorrhaged staff. New figures showing 250 vacancies in the new Department of Conservation (DOC) structure shows how deeply flawed […]

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Use Aussie relationship to promote initiatives on Syria

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Use Aussie relationship to promote initiatives on Syria

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Use Aussie relationship to promote initiatives on Syria Phil Goff  |  Friday, August 30, 2013 – 13:21 New Zealand should use its close relationship with Australia to promote initiatives within the UN Security Council to respond to the crisis in Syria, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Phil Goff. “On […]

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Citizen A with Keith Locke & Simon Prast

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Citizen-A, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  3 Comments

Citizen A with Keith Locke & Simon Prast : Labour Party Leadership contest, NZs Suicide rate & why do the majority not believe John Key yet want him to run the country?

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Pressure on NZ politicians after UK Commons rejects air strikes on Syria

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Respected British journalist Robert Fisk went out on a limb yesterday calling such a strike “the stupidest Western war in the history of the modern world”.

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Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract By Mike Treen (Reprinted from The Daily Blog) Unite Union is in the process of ratifying a new collective agreement with McDonald’s that is a significant step forward in getting improved security of hours for that company’s 9500 employees. […]

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Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract By Mike Treen (Reprinted from The Daily Blog) Unite Union is in the process of ratifying a new collective agreement with McDonald’s that is a significant step forward in getting improved security of hours for that company’s 9500 employees. […]

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Living Decently In The Anglo-Saxon Fold: A Response to Josie Pagani

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Were the Labour Party to heed her advice it would not only be forfeiting – at least morally – New Zealand’s right to the UN Charter’s protection, but it would also be surrendering the progressive movement’s precious power to counterpose the ethical arguments of ordinary people against the ruthless calculations of their rulers.

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NZIER report shows just 18 more jobs from SkyCity deal

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZIER report shows just 18 more jobs from SkyCity deal

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZIER report shows just 18 more jobs from SkyCity deal Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | Press Release Those MPs who voted for the SkyCity deal on the basis that the economic impacts would outweigh the social harm need to read the NZIER report and rethink their support A […]

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Shark finning sucks. Sort it out New Zealand!

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Greenpeace NZ, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Shark finning sucks. Sort it out New Zealand!

Source: Greenpeace NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Shark finning sucks. Sort it out New Zealand! There’s nothing defensible about shark finning. It’s the marine equivalent of the poachers who kill rhinos to hack off their horns or kill elephants to hack off their tusks. It’s not dissimilar to killing bears or tigers for spurious ‘traditional’ […]

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Al Jazeera Staff Detained In Egypt – Includes Kiwi Wayne Hay

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Al Jazeera correspondent Wayne Hay (a New Zealander), cameraman Adil Bradlow, producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed are currently being detained by Egyptian authorities.

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