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National & the Green’s worst nightmare – NZ First becoming the voice of the provinces

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

Remove the lightening rod of Kim Dotcom, and the public get to see National dirty politics for what it is – self-interested sophistry that doesn’t benefit their lives at all.

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114 blows to the head in a Police Cell

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

If this lack of care had occurred to a nice middle class kid, there would be an uproar.

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The horror of the Mobil win – why anti-oil protestors are right

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

This month research shows the Gulf Stream, which regulates global temperature, has dramatically slowed due to the huge amount of fresh water melting from the Ice Caps, and that research is joined by new research showing Antarctica is at risk of massive meltdown.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Northland roars

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on This weeks Waatea news column – Northland roars

This weeks Waatea news column – Northland roars

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Tuesday 31st March 2015

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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New National Party advert

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  1 Comment

New National Party advert

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Monday 30th March 2015

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  15 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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An open letter to NZ parents about consequences

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Rachael Goldsmith, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

I feel like a rare species of parent. And I wish I wasn’t. Maybe I’m not – I’d like to hope there are many of you out there with the same viewpoint.

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Government plans for state house sell off in tatters

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

On Friday the Methodist Mission issued a statement in which they joined the Salvation Army in deciding not to be part of the government sell-off of state housing.

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John Key’s government – death by two cuts

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

What has not been examined by the MSM is that should National face another by-election, even Dunne’s support will not be sufficient for National to pass legislation, and reliance on the more independent minded Maori Party would put Key’s administration into an untenable situation.

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55 seconds and Cam gets knocked out – this is what it sounds like when the doves cry

By   /  March 29, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  29 Comments

Whaleoil knocked out in 55 seconds, Osborne knocked out after 4 weeks – John Key needs new mates who aren’t unconscious

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Another day, another dude stealing my car park.

By   /  March 29, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

This time it is property developer Gerard Peters and his Lamborghini at Lynn Mall who was apparently in a rush while he was being asked for 30 minutes over the loudspeaker to move his vehicle.

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A Message to Winston; A Message to John Key; and a Message to the Regions

By   /  March 29, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Message to Winston Peters: don’t stuff this one up.

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Northland By-Election – winners and losers

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  111 Comments

This is an unprecedented win to Winston Peters and the symbolism and significance of the win can not be left up to the usual echo chambers of commercial news punditry.

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Winston Gives National A Bloody Nose: Live-Blogging The Northland Bye-Bye-Election

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Getting off to a late start here – like Winston’s own campaign – but things are looking pretty good. http://www.electionresults.org.nz/electorate-35.html right now has Winston on nearly 7,000 to Osbourne’s just under 5,500. Adam Holland, meanwhile, has exceeded my wildest expectations by polling 7. ******** 24.5% counted. Winston 7162, No-Hope on 5596. This represents slight gain […]

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Best Twitter burn from a NZ Comedian on Peter Dunne goes to…

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  5 Comments

For reasons known to no one, Peter Dunne bizarrely decided to make himself a target on twitter from NZ Comedians when he slagged them off with this tweet…

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