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TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines Sunday 28th February 2016

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines Sunday 28th February 2016

TheDailyBlog.nz Top 5 News Headlines

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 28th February 2016

By   /  February 28, 2016  /  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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Waatea 5th Estate Ep 5 – wrapping the week

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Auckland City Council u-turn, Judith Collins marching and Don Brash on Maori Privilege

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TDB Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  26 Comments

TDB Political Caption Competition

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Hey, Bomber! Inter-generational War Is Not the Answer To Auckland’s Problems

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  79 Comments

Forgive me, Comrade, but fomenting inter-generational warfare (which, ultimately, entails turning children against their parents or grandparents) is not, and can never be, a progressive cause. Indeed, it strikes at the most primal forms of human solidarity, and at the most essential drivers of human co-operation.

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Cantabrians denied return of democracy under new proposals – PSA

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Cantabrians denied return of democracy under new proposals – PSA

The people of Christchurch deserve to own their own future – but the Public Service Association says the government clearly doesn’t agree. The Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill has been returned from select committee and it still gives cabinet ministers near-unfettered powers over the rebuild. The Public Service Association is the union for local government in […]

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Intelligence Review Will Change Nothing – OASIS

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Intelligence Review Will Change Nothing – OASIS

The new acting director of the GCSB, Lisa Fong, will be the person in the spotlight when the Intelligence Review reports back. The Review is due to be tabled on Monday 29th February and according to OASIS (Organising Against State Intelligence and Surveillance), the Review will be nothing but a rubberstamp for ever more powers […]

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Stop the Blame, Shift the Funding – CPAG

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Child Poverty Action Group says that if there’s no more Government funding to allocate to schooling, then it is only fair that a greater proportion of current operational funding should be shifted from higher decile schools to lower decile schools with greater needs. Of course, if this were actually to happen teachers and parents of […]

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Upper Hutt City Council adopts a TPPA Free Zone policy as a precaution to the imposition of the Trans Pacific Partnership – TPP Action Group

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Upper Hutt City Council in a close vote at its 24 February Council meeting adopted an 8 point policy resolution in respect to the TPP. Whilst there were divergent views on the merits of the resolution all Councillors who spoke offered praise to the representatives of the community who had presented to Council. Councillor […]

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Womens refuge saddened but not surprised by 312 deaths

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Womens Refuge says it is not surprised by the announcement of the Family violence Death Review which attributes the deaths of 312 people over 10 years to family violence. “These tragic deaths are symptomatic of the severity of domestic and family violence in New Zealand. They represent the tip of an iceberg populated by damaged […]

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Agencies Need to Change Response to Family Violence – Family Violence Death Review Committee

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (the FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.[1] Women in New Zealand experience a higher rate of violence from their intimate partners than women in 14 other OECD countries.[2] Over a […]

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Red Cross Increases Emergency Aid to Fiji After Cyclone Winston

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Red Cross Increases Emergency Aid to Fiji After Cyclone Winston

Red Cross is increasing aid to cyclone-battered Fiji, as volunteers distribute urgent supplies to remote communities. New Zealand Red Cross has already sent more than 1000 tarpaulins and 500 shelter kits to Fiji. These relief items were transported to Suva on the RNZAF C-130 Hercules this afternoon. An additional 2100 tarpaulins and 2100 water containers […]

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Generation Zero statement on Unitary Plan

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Today Generation Zero spokesperson Dr Sudhvir Singh will speak at the Auckland Council’s extraordinary governing body meeting on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. He will make the following comments. “If the Council withdraw their submission, it is effectively pulling the ladder from both itself and the next generation for accessing an affordable place to live.” […]

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Community Law applauds MoJ’s move towards greater use of te reo Māori in courts

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Community Law applauds MoJ’s move towards greater use of te reo Māori in courts

Community Law is commending recent moves by the Ministry of Justice to support the use of te reo Māori in courtrooms. The Ministry last week announced it had introduced training and resources to help its staff with their pronunciation and understanding of te reo Māori in the opening and closing of court sessions. This includes […]

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New expert paper on TPPA shows serious impacts for local government

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New expert paper on TPPA shows serious impacts for local government

An expert, peer reviewed, paper on the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) for local government was released today. The paper was co-authored by former city councillor and chair of Watercare Services, Tony Holman QSO, former Member of Parliament and Auckland city councillor Richard Northey ONZM, and Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of […]

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Greenpeace launches civil disobedience campaign against NZ’s largest oil event

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is calling for members of the public to take part in a co-ordinated demonstration of peaceful civil disobedience at the annual petroleum conference at SkyCity in Auckland. This morning the organisation launched the campaign, described as an “escalation in protest tactics”, which will culminate at the conference on March 21. Climate campaigner Steve Abel […]

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