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The flag referendum isn’t political and other lies

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

To try and claim that the flag change isn’t political is Orwellian double speak at its most obvious.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

TDB Political Caption Competition

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Why aren’t they investigating my allegations about gangs controlling our prisons?

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

My Leap Day gift this year was an interview with Radio New Zealand’s personable Kate Newton !
Tuesday , I have my TVNZ interview

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Waatea 5th Estate-What has gone wrong in public broadcasting?

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

What has gone wrong in public broadcasting and are TVNZ and Radio NZ doing enough to live up to their 4th estate and treaty obligations.

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Make the minimum wage a living wage! – Unite

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Make the minimum wage a living wage! – Unite

Today’s announcement of a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage from April 1 will still mean workers unable to survive on a full-time wage and the state subsidising employers who pay low wages. Minimum wage announcements are an entirely political process. The minimum wage is currently about 52% of the average wage. It reached […]

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Of Act’s Green-Wash Hogwash, and the Green Party’s Refusal to Denounce Either

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

Why, then, have the Greens not seized this opportunity to expose the hollowness of Seymour’s conversion to green politics? Why not strangle Act’s green changeling in its cradle? The answer, surely, lies in the Greens ongoing repositioning as a potential National Party coalition partner.

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Lusk & Palino – something this way slithers

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

So we have a political operative with all the business ethics of a drug cartel teaming up with a candidate so emerged in the Dirty Politics around using Len’s affair for political gain it is extraordinary that he has the gall to offer himself up for Auckland’s mayoralty again.

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Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy – First Union

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

  Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy   While the government confirms the minimum wage will rise 50 cents to $15.25 an hour, a trade union representing low paid workers is criticising the “meagre” increase as a missed opportunity to assist the lowest paid workers and boost the economy at the same time.   […]

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The full horror of what the NZ Army did to Jon Stephenson

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

The NZDF didn’t make a mistake, they were attempting to discredit Stephenson rather than engage with his accusations that the NZDF was culpable in breaching the Geneva contention.

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The looming demographic pensions disaster

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  19 Comments

I am becoming more worried as time goes by that we are heading for a demographic pensions disaster.

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MUST READ: National’s Food In Schools programme reveals depth of child poverty in New Zealand

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

The rise in demand for KickStart breakfasts occurred at the same time as those on welfare benefits was cut dramatically;

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 29th February 2016

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  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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Hey, Trotter! Inter-generational War is NOT the answer to Auckland’s problems, but it sure as hell is part of the cause

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

Calling ones elders out on their priviledge is no easy task, but to claim boomer priviledge is somehow sacred and criticising it unfair can not match up with the reality that 30 000 of your peers Comrade stopped the apsirations of 206 000 of my peers last week.

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BLOGWATCH: Hey Cam – you were wrong about me last time as well mate

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Cam has claimed in a blog posted yesterday that my new 7pm current affairs show won’t last very long. It’s funny because only last month Cam was predicting that I would be arrested by the Police for my role in the shut down of Auckland during the TPPA protest.

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I don’t hate Max Key because of who his dad is – I despise the privilege Max Key represents

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

We can not hate on Stephie or Max for who their father is, that would be beneath the level of debate we on the Left try to keep when debating politics, but what we can loath is their privilege and the vacuous ‘celebrity’ NZ news that keeps Max in the headlines.

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The Only Thing Green About ACT Is Envy – David Seymour’s “Green” Doesn’t Fly

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

At his Party Convention yesterday – newly rehoused from the phone-box customarily used in previous years – David Seymour took aim at the Greens.

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