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Making Sanitary Products Accessible to Students – Young Labour

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand Young Labour was pleased to be a part of the launch of the Foodbanks project to make sanitary items available to students who cannot afford them along with Countdown, the Salvation Army and Manuwera MP and Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson Louisa Wall. Sanitary products are an expensive but often over looked necessity. Most […]

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Time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders – Human Rights Commission

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders – Human Rights Commission

Thirty years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill became law, the Human Rights Commission says it’s time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders. “Our Government regularly honours New Zealanders who do extraordinary things: I think it’s time for our Government to honour New Zealanders who fought for the […]

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New Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks missing the vital role of family – PSA

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks missing the vital role of family – PSA

The announcement of a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children risks removing the vital focus on whānau and communities, says the union of nearly 2,500 people who currently work at the Ministry’s predecessor, Child Youth and Family (CYF). “People working at CYF have been clearly stating for years that workloads and underfunding are the biggest barrier […]

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State houses are for living in, not selling off – PSA

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on State houses are for living in, not selling off – PSA

Today’s meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. “People across the country are crying out for suitable housing, and the last thing the Government should be doing is trying to […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 30th July 2016

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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 Special – Political Wrap of the Week

By   /  July 30, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

  Joining us 7pm Tonight to wrap the political week  NZ First MP – Tracey Martin Former Leader of the Labour Party –  David Cunliffe Former TVNZ News boss, former Editor of Metro and current Auckland Council candidate – Bill Ralston    

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The sad political career of Trevor Mallard

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  48 Comments

As a senior Labour MP Mallard must shoulder a lot of the blame for the 175,000 children Labour left living in Poverty in 2008 despite three successive terms of a Labour government in times of marvellous economic conditions.

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The Battle for Auckland will be a war of privilege

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

So the Unitary plan has been released, let the tedious battle of zones and room sizes begin.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 29th July 2016

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

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 Special – The Fight for Te Tai Tokerau

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Waatea 5th Estate is a new 5 night a week 7pm current affairs show that screens on SkyTV 83, streams live on Waateanews.org and thedailyblog.nz and simulcasts across Iwi Radio.

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It’s Time For Bernie’s Die-Hard Supporters To Stop Being Ridiculous

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  73 Comments

“Political Revolutions” are bigger than individuals. At their core are a set of principles which, in turn, spawn a set of policies. This was the battle that Bernie won. As he told the Convention: “This is the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party!” Yes, he endorsed Hillary, but in doing so he took care to bind her to that progressive platform with chains of rhetorical steel.

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Clintonistas’ Allegation That Trump Is Putin Finger Puppet Is Classic Dead Cat McCarthyist Dirty Politics

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

“How dare Putin think he can meddle in the internal politics of a foreign country! Who does he think he is?! Hillary Clinton?!”

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CYPF Amendment Bill must provide better for children – CPAG

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CYPF Amendment Bill must provide better for children – CPAG

More must be done to improve services for children in order to fulfil Government’s stated commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC), and to ensure a safety net that provides for New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG’s submission on the Children, Young […]

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GUEST BLOG: Neil Watts – Don’t mention the steel

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

NZ Herald’s Orwellian approach to substandard steel and Chinese trade threats show partisan anti-news agenda

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