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Greens first blunder – will Mt Roskill be their second?

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

I could hear the political strategists within Labour smashing their heads against walls when Metiria bewilderingly announced gradual slashing of housing prices.

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Paula Bennett sends 22 people on $5000 one way ticket out of Auckland – so housing crisis solved then?

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

So a mere 22 desperate people took up Paula Bennett’s obscene ‘solution’ to pay the poor $5000 to leave Auckland. Wow. 22. So with 10 000 homeless in Auckland, and let’s say 22 people leave Auckland each month under this plan, Paula Bennett will have eradicated homelessness in Auckland within 37 years. That’s not really […]

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Paul robs Hosking to pay John – RNZ surge in ratings + how much longer for MediaWorks?

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Mediaworks have helped RNZ most. Paul robs Hosking of radio audience and anyone with an education rushes off to RNZ . Matt Nippert reports that MediaWorks is close to finding a CEO, which is a bit like becoming the Mayor of Chernobyl at the moment.

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Brexit, Sanders & Trump – why spooked rich listers are here to ‘save’ Auckland and NZ from their housing crisis

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Lot’s of rich people rushing to the corporate media to breathlessly tell us that they have the solutions to NZs Housing Crisis.

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New Zealand represented on Women’s Boat to Gaza

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Sian Robertson  /  48 Comments

This year the Freedom Flotilla Coalition will launch an all-women fleet to challenge the nearly 10-year-old blockade of Gaza. In late September two boats, the Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva, will leave Italy and set sail for the coast of besieged Gaza to challenge Israel’s illegal blockade of the Palestinian territory. The Flotilla will aim to arrive […]

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Kia Ora Gaza Fundraiser

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Sian Robertson, The Liberal Agenda  /  6 Comments

Kia Ora Gaza have launched an appeal to contribute $25,000 to the Flotilla from New Zealand. Kia Ora Gaza have supported previous flotillas, and also been involved in international land convoys in 2010 and 2012. They donated three ambulances in 2010, and co-sponsored two ambulances for Gaza in 2015.

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National’s Wellington Mayoral candidate, Jo Coughlan – four lanes to nowhere

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Right-wing mayoral candidate, and current Wellington City Councillor, Jo Coughlan, has ducked answering questions relating to her campaign policy advocating for a four-lane motorway from Transmission Gully to Wellington airport.

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