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Arrogance? Desperation? Ideology? Or all of the above? – Government plans for state housing selloff to Australia

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

State Housing Minister Bill English’s weekend announcement that the government is proposing the sale of hundreds of New Zealand state houses to an Australian company is the logical outcome of the government’s failure to get New Zealand social housing providers to buy the houses.

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Malcolm Evans – climate denial in NZ

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – climate denial in NZ

Malcolm Evans – climate denial in NZ

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Monday 29th June 2015

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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Lifewise Trade Me Auction Highlights Realities Of Homelessness

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Lifewise Trade Me Auction Highlights Realities Of Homelessness

Lifewise has teamed up with Trade Me to highlight the growing problem of homelessness in New Zealand with a unique auction that promises the “ultimate B&B experience”.

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Life After Winston – On The Future Leadership of NZ First – Part One: Pretenders To The Throne

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

For many external commentators, predicting the imminent demise of New Zealand First as soon as Winston Peters steps back from the captain’s chair has proven something of an irresistible predilection.

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Money ‘As If’ it was Magic

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

The reality is that money is a very useful medium of exchange (a social technology), material wealth is the goods and services (output) that we produce and enjoy, and that all output has a lifespan (very short in the case of services; slow depreciation in the case of a house).

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When Does National Say Protesting At Parliament Is A “Serious Risk”?

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Yesterday, a crew of GreenPeace affiliated activists scaled Parliament in order to install solar panels. Predictably, this annoyed the hell outta the National Party – and not least because it made something of a laughing-stock of Parliamentary security.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Miles – Demonization of minorities- lessons from Charleston and beyond

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Social cohesion and pluralism require us to look back at history with honesty and move forward without fear. What we say and how we say it matters.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 27th June 2015

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

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

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Foodstuffs confirms closures

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

For immediate release: 26 June 2015 Foodstuffs confirms closures Foodstuffs has confirmed that it will close its Gilmours wholesalers in Henderson, Panmure and Rotorua as well as its Toops wholesalers in New Plymouth and Napier says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. “FIRST Union represents workers at each site. We’re disappointed with Foodstuff’s decision.” “The […]

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$11m penthouse apartments, Tim Groser’s magic beans and why civil disobedience may be the only solution to the TPPA

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  67 Comments

Protests are meant to disrupt, if they don’t they’re merely an eyewitness to acquiescence.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

TDB Political Caption Competition

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Poor people – let them eat cake; grow veges; not breed; and other parroted right wing cliches…

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  54 Comments

One of the most constant cliches spouted by the naive; the well-meaning; and down-right simple-minded Right, is that the poor should be able to supplement their income by growing their own food.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Carolan – 113 years to earn what the boss earns in one

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

It would take a Skycity cleaner 113 years of continuous labour to earn what her CEO earns in only one year.

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – UN ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict’

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – UN ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict’

Whatever one may read further about the issue, the important point you are expected to bear in mind is that if an attack is carried out as a “response”, then it follows that the target of the attack must thereforebe to blame for starting the violence.

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On The Brighter Future With Solar Panels On Parliament

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I woke up to news that four GreenPeace protesters had scaled Parliament, and were presently engaged in installing solar panels on the pediment.

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