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Repositioning Rightward: The Political Consequences of Russel Norman’s Departure.

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  44 Comments

A Shaw-Genter ticket would constitute a re-branding exercise with a vengeance. Tellegenic, articulate, non-threatening and business-friendly, Shaw and Genter would signal in a way no other pairing could hope to replicate that the Greens are ready to take their place at the Cabinet Table – regardless of who holds the lease.

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BREAKING: Of course Mike Sabin had to resign – Northland by-election on

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  57 Comments

The allegations are serious and now the attempt at containment by National to dodge what they knew when they knew and how they knew begins.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Key’s state house privatisation vs Little’s Jobs. Jobs. Jobs

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on This weeks Waatea news column – Key’s state house privatisation vs Little’s Jobs. Jobs. Jobs

This weeks Waatea news column – Key’s state house privatisation vs Little’s Jobs. Jobs. Jobs

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Russel Norman is gone – long live Russel Norman

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

Russel has done much to rid the party of its fringe tag and made the Party a central pillar of the political progressive movement. His mind on economics is the strength the Party needs.

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Disassembling John Key

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The sleepy hobbits love John. “He’s one of us” they cry. “From a State House and did good, because NZ is good” they sing.

Is he?

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Fast food workers to challenge zero hours

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

This summer has been very hot and many companies simply haven’t had air conditioning systems up to scratch. Several stores at different companies have taken direct action to resolve the situation when working in the heat became simply unbearable.

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Why Eleanor Catton is half right and why Key keeps going up in the polls

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Catton was of course half right. She declared that we had “neoliberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians”. That’s true, but these “neoliberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians” were elected by neoliberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry voters.

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