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Jamie Whyte loses the plot and why this is Dame Devoy’s finest hour

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  47 Comments

If Whyte has his way, not only will he abolish the Maori seats, he will remove the Race Relations Commissioner. How would such an astoundingly racist move committed without the acceptance or agreement of the indigenous peoples who use those rights and see their up holding as vital for the peace of the country going to react?

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Latest Roy Morgan Poll: Labour jumps 6.5 points up to 30%, National tumble

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

Latest Roy Morgan Poll: National down to 46%, Labour up to 30%, Greens down to 12%, NZ First down to 5%, Maori Party up to 1.5%, Internet MANA up to 2,5%, ACT, United Future and Conservatives stay unchanged.

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What is the nature of satire? Issues for the Human Rights Commission as they consider Al Nisbet’s cartoons

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

So what is the Human Rights Commission to do? I think the HRC should look at the nature of satire for a solution.

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Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  2 Comments

MIL OSI – Source: Unite Union – Headline: Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage Labour leader David Cinliffe From the New Zealand Herald By Derek Cheng Wednesday July 30, 2014 A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards are part of […]

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THEY CAN’T ALL WIN OFF THE RACE-CARD – Harawira

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Mana Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on THEY CAN’T ALL WIN OFF THE RACE-CARD – Harawira

MIL OSI – Source: Mana Movement – Headline: THEY CAN’T ALL WIN OFF THE RACE-CARD – Harawira Posted on July 30, 2014 by admin in Hone Harawira, Press Releases“They can’t all play the race card and expect to win off it”, said MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira, following comments by […]

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Labours policies a step change for working people

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labours policies a step change for working people

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: Labours policies a step change for working people “After six long years of working life getting tougher in New Zealand workers have been given a real choice today with the announcement of Labours Industrial Relations policy package.” CTU President Helen Kelly said “In is just 152 days up […]

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Novopay's end must not be bulk funding's beginning

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Novopay's end must not be bulk funding's beginning

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: Novopay's end must not be bulk funding's beginning Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Press Release Teachers have endured two years of hell, never knowing from one week to the next if they’ll get paid or what they’ll get paid and they need to be assured that the […]

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Green Party launches plan to protect our Maui’s dolphins

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party launches plan to protect our Maui’s dolphins

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: Green Party launches plan to protect our Maui’s dolphins Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Press Release The Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s dolphin. The plan is the third component of the Party’s environmental priority this […]

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USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: USA: One year after her conviction Chelsea Manning must be released Exactly one year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material, Amnesty International is renewing its call on the US authorities to grant her clemency, release her immediately, and to urgently investigate the […]

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EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: EU must close all loopholes in the torture trade The European Union (EU) must urgently strengthen its laws to enable member states to immediately ban the trade in new devices and technologies that have no practical  use other than to torture, ill-treat or execute individuals, said […]

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Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Swaziland: Deplorable sentences against journalist and lawyer stifle free speech The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting […]

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Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are – a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. “Health Minister Tony Ryall has just announced the Government […]

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Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels Labour is appalled the Māori Party has refused to allow a final reading of legislation to abolish slavery conditions on foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand waters before the end of the Parliamentary term, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson […]

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Unconditional Gaza ceasefire needed now

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Unconditional Gaza ceasefire needed now

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Unconditional Gaza ceasefire needed now The Israeli response in Gaza is disproportionate and with the firing of tanks and mortars into civilian areas, increasingly indiscriminate, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer. “Eight children were killed in Gaza last night, they were playing in an area they […]

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Labour will raise minimum wage, restore work rights

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour will raise minimum wage, restore work rights

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Labour will raise minimum wage, restore work rights A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “That will put […]

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Taxpayer to fork out millions for Novopay rescue

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Taxpayer to fork out millions for Novopay rescue

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Taxpayer to fork out millions for Novopay rescue It will be cold comfort to teachers and school staff still struggling with Novopay that the National Government has finally stepped in to rescue the failed payroll system two years after it was introduced, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins […]

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