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TDB Guest Blog Project: Tali Williams – ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Tali Williams  /  3 Comments

These businesses glean much liberal kudos from their contributions to the greater good. “For every plastic bag you don’t use we plant a tree in the Amazon”. “We sponsor an underprivileged South Auckland teenager in the arts”. But these businesses are noticeably silent on workers rights and pay.

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TDB Guest Blog Project – Louisa Wall: ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When National came into Government in 2008 it did so decrying a “Nanny State” and the evil of state intervention in citizen’s lives.

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TDB Guest Blog Project – Stuart Nash: ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Stuart Nash  /  88 Comments

Let’s be clear about one thing: politics is about winning. There is no such thing as a ‘glorious defeat’, leaders who lose are not, as some may believe, ‘martyrs to the cause’, and ‘coming second but maintaining our principles’ is a ludicrous proposition.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Kelvin Davis – a Leader in waiting?

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

This weeks Waatea news column – Kelvin Davis – a Leader in waiting?

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Bill Gates: ‘Private Sector is Inept’. Socialism needed to stop climate change

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

in an extraordinary recent interview in The Atlantic he came close when admitting that the private sector could not solve climate change and that radical government-led action was required.

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New Zealand: Second-Wealthiest Country in the World?

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

Money from both miserly New Zealanders and from foreign savers comes into certain parts of New Zealand – especially the property market and banks that feed it – but does not cycle through New Zealand’s economic highways and byways.

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Daily Chomsky

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

Daily Chomsky

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Malcolm Evans – ready the blade

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – ready the blade

Malcolm Evans – ready the blade

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TDB Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

TDB Political Caption Competition

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TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines Saturday 31st October 2015

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines Saturday 31st October 2015

TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 31st October 2015

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

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

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Be Careful What You Wish For: Will lowering the voting age to 16 really help the Left?

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

Very similar arguments were advanced by the champions of young people’s rights more than 40 years ago. The late 1960s and early 1970s marked the high point of what left-wing sociologists were already calling the “radical youth counter-culture”.

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EMBARGOED: Halloween strike as Bunnings refuses to budge on rostering

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on EMBARGOED: Halloween strike as Bunnings refuses to budge on rostering

  Halloween strike as Bunnings refuses to budge on rostering   Bunnings workers are returning to the picket line tomorrow after talks broke down on Friday as the company refused to compromise on rostering, says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay.   “Bunnings wants the power to demand that workers are available for […]

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Daily Chomsky

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

Daily Chomsky

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AECT trustees to be scrutinized over poor Vector results

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The five incumbent Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) Trustees will be held to account and asked to front up about their controversial performance at the Trust’s AGM this evening (Thursday 29 Oct) at 7pm, just 22 hours before voting closes for the AECT elections.   “This is the only AECT trustee meeting that is held in […]

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GUEST BLOG: Shirin Brown – Auckland Council misses opportunity to oppose deep sea oil exploration

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

To many of us, yesterday, a line was drawn in the sand between those who care, and those who either aren’t smart enough to understand the challenges we face, don’t understand their constituency very well, or really don’t care.

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