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Forgotten Lessons: Has Labour Just Chosen To Lose Hutt South?

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE THE LEFT is incapable of learning anything. Why leftists forget every lesson History teaches them – even those of the recent past – I simply do not know. Mistakes, it seems, are for repeating – endlessly.

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New South Auckland bus operator facing early problems – Bus Drivers First

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New South Auckland bus operator facing early problems – Bus Drivers First

    Drivers are resigning from new South Auckland bus operator Go Bus sighting unsafe conditions of work as the reason, says Bus Drivers First.   Go Bus Ltd begins operations in South Auckland today, having won the Auckland Transport tender to drive new routes in the city. Around five drivers have resigned before operations began sighting safety […]

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Labour’s Mt Roskill by-election promise recasts Auckland and Labour relationship

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

Recasting Labour as an urban party and winning Auckland with a two tick campaign is Labour’s best chance to get 35%.

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GUEST BLOG: Lizzie Cook – Answer to ‘Mr’ Mono-Lingual White ‘Man’, Member of the White New Zealand Clan

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

I wish to address an ongoing attitude from those who feel a sense of righteousness about their white identity.

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GUEST BLOG: Comrade Dave Brownz – Responding to DimPost on behalf of Marxists

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Danylmc writing in the Dimpost blog decides after a quick skimming of Marxism that it never was scientific and moreover is counter-revolutionary because it calls for “smashing capitalism” rather than evolving through many iterations into a new, better society…or not.

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GUEST BLOG: Kelvin Smythe – Hekia Parata: her collapse – her beginning and end

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

If I despise any individuals in education today, then it is those individuals, those privileged to be academics (not to downplay their efforts to get there), siding with the powerful against those who should be able to, desperately need to be able to, trust in the integrity of academics.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

The FBI are doing WHAT?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 31st October 2016

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 31st October 2016

5: “REAGAN ALUMNI FOR TRUMP” REMIND AMERICA THAT GOP DIDN’T START MAKING THINGS UP IN 2016
4: Native Americans Are Resisting the Dakota Pipeline With Tech and Media Savvy
3: Turkey sacks 10,000 civil servants, shuts media outlets
2: Clinton and Trump camps duel over FBI director’s late email revelation
1: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Police Depts. Paid AT&T Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 31st October 2016

By   /  October 31, 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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Michael Wood calls on Parmjeet Parmar to come clean on whether she supports Labour’s plan for light rail on the Auckland Isthmus

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Labour’s Mt Roskill candidate Michael Wood is calling on National’s candidate Parmjeet Parmar to come clean on whether she supports Labour’s plan for light rail on the Auckland Isthmus. “I’m calling on her to put party politics to one side and support this plan to help fix the traffic in Roskill. My opponent should say […]

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Tamati to win back seat for Māori Party

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Māori Party is set to win back its founding Te Tai Hauāuru seat in next year’s general elections. Howie Tamati of Ngāti Mutunga, Te Ātiawa and Ngāi Tahu was announced as the candidate to contest the seat at a meeting today in Ōtaki of the party’s branches in the electorate. “Howie has the reach […]

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CHCH TO HOLD SECRET VOTE ON WEDNESDAY WHETHER TO RESTORE ENABLE & CITY CARE TO STRATEGIC ASSETS LIST

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) has it in writing from Christchurch’s Mayor, Lianne Dalziel, that the agenda for the City Council meeting this Wednesday (November 2nd) will include a decision on whether to restore Enable to the Council’s strategic assets list. Enable is the Council’s broadband infrastructure company and is in charge of the ultra […]

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Wins and Losses for Public Transport Users – Public Transport Users Association

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is pleased that the impressive new Otahuhu Bus and Rail Transport Centre is opening this morning. The Centre will be a major game changer, as frequent bus services will now feed into our rail network. Jon Reeves, Co-ordinator of the PTUA says “the opening of the new Otahuhu […]

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Phil Twyford brings a knife to a gun fight with Paul Henry over By-election

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Maybe Phil was expecting a Paul Henry who was slightly humbled by Lizzie Marvel’s principled stance to boycott the show in the wake of his gross description of women’s breasts to a journalist.

Phil was wrong.

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If KiwiBank won’t do the right thing by Helen Kelly – then we should! Let’s start the ‘Real Kiwi of the Year’

By   /  October 30, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

If KiwiBank aren’t going to budge on their rule to disqualify Helen Kelly because she had the temerity to die before the award, then we should walk away and start the ‘Real Kiwi of the Year’ Award.

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Paul Henry’s dickhead privilege vs Max Key’s dickhead privilege isn’t news

By   /  October 30, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Paul Henry has shot his mouth off in an interview while Max Key yells out ‘Real men ride bikes’ to a bunch of cyclists.

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