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Too Long At The Top

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

The French have a saying: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same. To discover just how much things have stayed the same, try reading this short post – the bones of which I originally put together almost exactly ten years ago.

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IRISH COMEDIAN’S 20 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH NZ

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

comedy.co.nz productions ltd presents ED BYRNE – OUTSIDE LOOKIN’ IN Touring New Zealand Irish comedian and international sensation, Ed Byrne, celebrates his 20 year love affair with NZ audiences with his seventh tour down under, in his new show ‘Outside Looking In’. This highly acclaimed show will be one of the headlining acts the 2017 […]

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Lessons for the Greens from the Mt Albert by-election

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

In my opinion it is important for the Greens to continue to challenge Labour’s orthodox economic model, where success is measured by GDP growth. This leads to bad Labour policies, including supporting deep sea oil drilling, excessive dairy farm intensification, and trade and investment treaties that serve corporate interests.

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GUEST BLOG: David Parker – Flammable rivers – Smith’s swimmable river con ignites outrage

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

It is a New Zealand birth-right to be able to swim in our rivers. A dip in your local river on a hot day is a Kiwi tradition. Is it too much to ask that our kids can put their heads under the water without getting sick? What do people come to New Zealand for? Do farmers have the right to undermine our tourism industry?

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Taumarunui Solution For Auckland Rail Overcrowding – PTUA

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Auckland rail commuters face overcrowded carriages and confusing timetables as Auckland Transport prepares to launch a new rail timetable on March 12th. Uptake on train travel has proven popular as the city grapples with chronic traffic congestion, but the new electric train fleet is fast reaching capacity and patronage continues to soar well ahead of […]

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National use beneficiaries in motels in Tourism statistics

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Throwing beneficiaries off welfare but not knowing where they are going, downgrading water quality and redefining it as ‘swimmable’ and now using beneficiaries in motels in the tourism stats?

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Pike families’ experts put timeline to Prime Minister

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Mining and mines rescue experts working on behalf of the Pike River families have provided the Prime Minister with a framework and timeline to gather further evidence from the Pike River drift and mine workings. The proposal, written by mining experts Dr David Creedy and Bob Stevenson, and mines rescue expert Brian Robinson, is in […]

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How the Left win in September? It’s easy – give voters a reason to hope and policy that gives real actions

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The Left must do more than not offend people if they want to be the Government. They have to offer hope and vision, and while affordable housing, education/health and some tough on crime rhetoric is all fine and dandy, it does nothing to inspire those living with the grim realities of debt and everyday life.

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Malcolm Evans – NZ Air Force Parade

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – NZ Air Force Parade

Malcolm Evans – NZ Air Force Parade

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What would replacing King with Ardern mean for Labour?

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Since it’s being discussed by the punditry, what would replacing King with Ardern mean for Labour?

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Huge blowout in emergency housing further evidence of how out of touch National are with real NZ

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

National need to look like they are doing something about the Housing Crisis without actually fixing it because they are dependent on paper millionaire middle class property speculators to keep voting for them and because National desperately need to keep the false economic growth numbers looking good.

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The Horror of CYFs exposed once again

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on The Horror of CYFs exposed once again

Talk to anyone dealing with CYFs and they complain that CYFs are useless at finding safe whanau for children at risk. This is because people go out of their way to not be contacted by state agencies because these neoliberal welfare agencies are seen as the enemy.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

National display new swimmable water standards

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Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Johnny Cash – San Quentin

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Johnny Cash – San Quentin

Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Johnny Cash – San Quentin

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 27th February 2017

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

5: The Uneasy Relationship Between Conservatives and the Alt-Right
4: Stephen Colbert’s Blistering Performance Mocking Bush and the Press Goes Ignored by the Media
3: Year of diversity at Oscars ‘does little to even score’
2: THE LONG HISTORY OF DEPORTATION SCARE TACTICS AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
1: White House scrambles to damp down scandal over FBI inquiry into Russia ties

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 27th February 2017

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  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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