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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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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

“Bhahahahahahahaha, they bought it”

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 31st July 2016

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  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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How about we rename the Ministry of Social Development?

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

If the Ministry of Social Development can’t tell the difference between a safe, legal house and an illegal garage then perhaps they shouldn’t have the words Social or Development in their title.

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Spare a Thought for Syria

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

As horrific and barbaric as the highly publicised and recent acts of violence are, let’s put things in perspective.

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A property crash is coming – the only issue is what we do

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  56 Comments

There is a real estate bubble in this country that will implode at some point in the near future. It is of no consequence whether the Greens or Labour “favour” a price decline or not. The decline will happen.

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Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Parliament Buildings Tēnā koe Minister, I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to the sector, through the use of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and Treasury’s CBAX […]

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World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights abuses from climate change – Greenpeace

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of industrial CO2 and methane, have been ordered to respond to a legal petition that triggered the first-ever national human rights investigation concerning climate change. […]

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Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed – Salvation Army

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed – Salvation Army

Social Housing Minister the Hon. Paula Bennett’s announcement of $9 million in a flexible fund to support people in severe housing need is very welcome says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. “We want as an organisation to be proactive in providing a range of supports to help […]

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Lifewise delighted with investment into Housing First

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Lifewise delighted with investment into Housing First

Social development agency Lifewise are delighted that Housing First is being recognised as a preferred approach to ending homelessness, under today’s announcement of the Government’s investment into supporting better housing outcomes. Lifewise are work collaboratively with other agencies, using the internationally successful Housing First model to support people off the streets and into permanent homes. […]

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