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GUEST BLOG: Anjum Rahman – is this what you call consultation?

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

About 8 days ago, I got a phone call from Andrea Vance. She was looking to do a story on the government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation. Her understanding was that there would only be one week to make submissions. Well it turned out that one week is a luxury and what we got is around 24 hours.

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Using Muslims to justify new terror powers

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

It seems like there has been another attempt to isolate the Muslim community in New Zealand. Being able to spy on someone’s property without their knowledge for 48 hours is a level of insanity that no one in their right mind would agree with.

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Politics of car culture looks like hell

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

Car is King in Auckland, city of cars. It’s been that way since the 1950s, but the massive construction zone that is the current North Western Motorway expansion, confirms Auckland’s urban form as dominated by the car, tarseal, concrete and steel.

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The Lone Raged Dessert Crouton Scoop

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

It has recently come to my attention that Judith Collins is a self-purported honourary member of the Long-Range Desert Recon Group.

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The Deep State Surfaces

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  34 Comments

Back in 1996 David Small’s surprising of two SIS agents at Aziz Choudry’s residence spelled political disaster for the Service. Eighteen years later, the Director of the SIS, Rebecca Kitteridge, fronts-up to the television cameras and openly argues for a “temporary” curtailment of civil liberties.

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Why bother joining a union?

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

This past couple of weeks Unite has had a number of graphic examples on why it can make a huge difference in you work life whether you are a union member or not.

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Ferguson – it just ain’t cricket

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Why do white men fear young black men? Why in this country do we continue to struggle with this?

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