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The Daily Blog Open Mic Friday 31st July 2015

By   /  July 31, 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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Signs of the times…?

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Methinks a certain pony-tail pulling incident has entered into popular culture and will be around for a wee while yet…

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Rail union backs business calls over KiwiRail

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Business “appalled” with government’s treatment of KiwiRail The rail workers’ union is backing calls from Mainfreight chairman Bruce Plested for “more positive support for long-term rail infrastructure”, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. “Earlier this month Treasury documents revealed that the government had received advice to downsize or shut down […]

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Colin Craig’s Dirty Politics counter attack

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

There is a lot in here that asks hard questions about the behind the scenes manipulations that occur when a story like this breaks.

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Malcolm Evans – TPPA

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Malcolm Evans – TPPA

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Jeremy Wells ‘Like Mike’ Hosking Rant – Explaining TPP

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on Jeremy Wells ‘Like Mike’ Hosking Rant – Explaining TPP

Jeremy Wells ‘Like Mike’ Hosking Rant – Explaining TPP

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Ginger Snort – Rangitiro Q

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Ginger Snort – Rangitiro Q

Established about two years ago, Snort is a regular improv group that adopted a format from New York that does a great job of getting rid of the slow, awkward moments of improv that seem to often get stuck and spend a lot of time going nowhere.

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EXCLUSIVE: Questions over Serco’s “independent” monitors and it’s Contract with the Crown

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

There are six questions that beg to be answered by the various inquiries currently under way;

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Thursday 30th July 2015

By   /  July 30, 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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The Devaluation of 50 Cent

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

In a musical genre which lauds the pursuit of fame and riches (the title of Cent’s first album – “Get Rich or Die Tryin” being the archetypal exhibit A), what is it about failure that appears to be so exceptionally appealing for ringside commentators to mock?

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Meet your new Corporate Overlords – The US companies behind the TPPA

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

It’s like John Key’s dislike of intellectual reflection is a pheromone to middle NZ.

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Clayton Mitchell Wins My Coveted Political Troll Of The Week Award

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Meet Clayton Mitchell. One of the rising stars of NZ First’s 2014 intake, he’s recently become a bit annoyed – as I have – about the extent to which both National and Labour are (badly) imitating our policies … without giving us any of the credit. However, innovative man that he is, yesterday in Question Time he […]

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How Smart Is Tim Groser? Will we end up panning or praising New Zealand’s Trade Minister?

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

TIM GROSER may be a lot smarter than even his most fervent supporters claim. It’s just possible that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – as currently drafted – is the document he had in mind all along.

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The Dirty Politics campaign to destabilise Conservative Party Leader

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

It’s almost as if no one learned anything from Dirty Politics because the exact same people are doing the exact same things.

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You simply have to watch Professor Jane Kelsey rip Mike Hosking to pieces over the TPPA

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

One of the problems of having a right wing mainstream media that has simply become an echo chamber for the hosts’s ego is that when the host goes up against someone on the Left who actually knows their stuff, they get ripped to shreds.

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What is sicker – Tony Robertson or our prison system?

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

We either want to try and stop the pain the victims of these damaged broken men suffer, or we want to satisfy our lust for vengeance.

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