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Dangerous IT glitch overshadows PM’s visit

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Dangerous IT glitch overshadows PM’s visit

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Dangerous IT glitch overshadows PM’s visit New revelations about an IT systems meltdown at Dunedin Hospital support claims patient care has been compromised, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson and Dunedin North MP David Clark says. “The failure, affecting hundreds of patients, has overshadowed John Key’s rare good news visit […]

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Political Disorders – Infantile And Geriatric

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

IN THE END even Lenin lost patience with the perpetual malcontents of the ultra-left

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Media Release: Poverty Measurement Errors

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  CPAG, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Media Release: Poverty Measurement Errors

Source: Child Poverty Action Group – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Media Release: Poverty Measurement Errors 28 February 2014 CPAG was puzzled in 2010 that the numbers produced by the Ministry of Social Development did not fully reflect what was reported in the community and what social agencies were saying.  It seemed implausible that lower incomes were […]

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Business New Zealand admits NZ Power benefits, now needs to embrace them

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Business New Zealand admits NZ Power benefits, now needs to embrace them

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Business New Zealand admits NZ Power benefits, now needs to embrace them Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | Press Release The Greens’ plan for cheaper, cleaner electricity will put more money in families’ wallets, cut business costs and create economic development opportunities, leading to 6,000 new jobs Business New […]

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Govt rides rough shod over democratic rights

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Govt rides rough shod over democratic rights

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Govt rides rough shod over democratic rights The Government has today revealed its true contempt for democratic rights by ploughing on with plans to override Parliamentary majority and gag local communities, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “National’s approach to offshore drilling, paid parental leave, asset sales and ongoing […]

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Plummeting consents show holes in housing

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Plummeting consents show holes in housing

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plummeting consents show holes in housing The Government’s housing policy is riddled with holes with new housing consents plummeting, down by a seasonally adjusted eight per cent, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “In Auckland, where the supply crisis is most acute, the situation is even worse with […]

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Nats delay tactics on PPL keep families waiting

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Nats delay tactics on PPL keep families waiting

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Nats delay tactics on PPL keep families waiting The National Party is playing politics with Labour’s Bill to extend paid parental leave by using delaying tactics to keep families waiting, says the Bill’s author, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Sue Moroney. The Government Administration Select Committee today reported back […]

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Not enough money to fix hospital’s IT system

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Not enough money to fix hospital’s IT system

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Not enough money to fix hospital’s IT system Dunedin Hospital’s IT system was left in a state of disrepair because Tony Ryall’s budget cuts have left Southern DHB penniless, says Labour’s Dunedin North MP David Clark. “Last year, a service report said Southern DHB needed to urgently update […]

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Lurch to the Right – So incest should be left up to the market?

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  58 Comments

Right wing nuttiness knows no bounds. Public utterance by Garth McVicar, Colin Craig, and recently from ACT’s new leader, Jamie Whyte, are just too good for any self-respecting (or otherwise) blogger to pass up.

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Charges should have proceeded

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Charges should have proceeded “All New Zealanders should be seriously concerned about how the Crown dealt with a letter from Peter Whittall’s lawyers some two months before he was discharged” CTU President Helen Kelly said today. The letter makes clear that Mr Whittall’s offer of payments to Pike River […]

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Chch rebuild spend needs openness

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Chch rebuild spend needs openness

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Chch rebuild spend needs openness Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | Press Release We need to see the business case to know whether this large Convention Centre stacks up or whether a different scale project would better contribute to the new vibrant and thriving city that Christchurch could be […]

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NZers have a right to know if privacy violated

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZers have a right to know if privacy violated

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZers have a right to know if privacy violated Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | Press Release The public has every right to be able to use something as simple as a webcam without the fear that their privacy is being trampled on by spy agencies around the world. […]

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Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon     In recent months the Libyan authorities have increased curbs on freedom of expression across the country. © Amnesty International       Two politicians could be sentenced to death over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam when […]

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Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Libya: Politicians face death penalty over blasphemous cartoon     In recent months the Libyan authorities have increased curbs on freedom of expression across the country. © Amnesty International       Two politicians could be sentenced to death over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam when […]

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‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International […]

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‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International […]

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