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Christchurch East a crushing victory for Labour

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

One shouldn’t underestimate the symbolism of the Christchurch by-election win to Poto Williams.

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Photo-Essay: Time And Tide

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Photo Essay, Selwyn Manning  /  1 Comment

Photo-Essay: Time and Tide. The Great South Auckland Basin, a place that politicians have so often taken for granted, but to ascend to power have always needed its votes.

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Green Party decision on David Hay’s application to be a candidate in 2014 election

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green Party decision on David Hay’s application to be a candidate in 2014 election Saturday, 30 Nov 2013 | Press Release Russel Norman is doing an outstanding job as our Co-leader. The Green Party executive is extremely happy with his performance and we fully support his leadership. The […]

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Final ever Citizen A: Year in Review – Wallace Chapman & David Cunliffe

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The 2013 Year in Review plus 2014 predictions

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2013 International Cannabis Policy Symposium: Day 3

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The only real discussion on prohibition is occurring today with the prohibition debate between a team arguing for regulation and a team arguing to keep the current prohibition madness in place.

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The Activist’s Dilemma: Overcoming the Bias Against Local Democracy.

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The choice seems to be: speak out and organise on an issue – and be excluded from all decision-making processes related to your mandate. Or: give the electors absolutely no idea what you stand for or wish to achieve – and enjoy full decision-making powers.

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Another death, so when will Simon Bridges act?

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Another death, so when will Simon Bridges act?

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Another death, so when will Simon Bridges act? The Government has to stop making excuses and regulate the forestry industry after the second death this week, Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton says. “It is another tragedy for a New Zealand family with today’s death of a […]

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Govt must reveal the whole truth on the state of Chorus

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Govt must reveal the whole truth on the state of Chorus

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Govt must reveal the whole truth on the state of Chorus “The Government must provide an absolute and full release of the Ernst & Young Chorus report without any sanitisation of the findings,” says Labour’s Associate ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. “And it has to be the whole financial […]

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New builds latest casualty of National’s failed housing policy

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New builds latest casualty of National’s failed housing policy

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New builds latest casualty of National’s failed housing policy A drop in the number of new building consents has blown a hole in the Government’s housing policy, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Statistics out today show the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, fell by 2.3 […]

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e-Bench lemon needs explaining

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on e-Bench lemon needs explaining

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: e-Bench lemon needs explaining The Government must come clean on its botched “e-Bench” project and spell out exactly how much it has cost and why it has failed, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Andrew Little says. The Government today canned its massive IT project to digitise courtroom processes nationwide, after […]

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Government sits on hands while meat workers forced onto dole

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Government sits on hands while meat workers forced onto dole

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government sits on hands while meat workers forced onto dole Mosgiel meat workers are being forced onto the dole, or into precarious or part time low paid work as Government continues to turn a blind eye to the rapidly deteriorating meat industry, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says. […]

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Congratulations to NZ AIDS Foundation Life Membership award winners

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Congratulations to NZ AIDS Foundation Life Membership award winners

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Congratulations to NZ AIDS Foundation Life Membership award winners Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | Press Release This award is a clear acknowledgement of Kevin’s work for the health of rainbow communities over the last 25 years The Green Party is very proud of Green MP Kevin Hague for […]

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2013 International Cannabis Policy Symposium: Day 2

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

It’s Day 2 of the International Cannabis Policy Symposium, today there is a selection of cheesecake and baked fruit tart with cake in the dessert island triple layered trays. The roast beef gravy has a rich consistency.

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GUEST POST: Digital Television’s “little issues” are beginning to bite

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  2 Comments

From midnight Saturday, we are a digitally-divided nation.

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What are communities worth?

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  2 Comments

Jacaranda House is a special and successful place staffed by wonderful, caring people. If it closes, many of those who require the services offered by Jacaranda House will have nowhere to go. When mental health patients do not receive the level of care they require, then the patients, their families, and our communities all suffer.

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What if they gave an election and no one came?

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Much has been made of the low voter turn-out at the recent local body elections, with pundits, media, bloggers, et al, trying to figure out why voters weren’t motivated enough to bother filling our their ballot.

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