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Solo Fatherhood, gender roles and my fingernail polish

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  8 Comments

Solo Fatherhood is just like sole fatherhood but uses Han Solo more.

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Green Party muscle in on Maori vote and open up alternative path to Parliament

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

By splitting the Maori vote again and taking party vote support, the Greens just made it easier for the Maori/MANA alliance to beat Labour and in doing so provide an alternative path way to Parliament where the Greens have actual political power and not what Winston will allow them to have.

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Flick Electric co. Comedy Gala review

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Flick Electric co. Comedy Gala review

There were some sparkles this year, there was also a lot more misses than one would have expected. I won’t name and shame the misses, but the words ‘experimental’ were used about a few of the comedians in a way that isn’t positive.

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BREAKING: Sue Moroney to stand down at General Election – Labour Party

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on BREAKING: Sue Moroney to stand down at General Election – Labour Party

Labour List MP Sue Moroney will not seek re-election to Parliament in September, the Hamilton-based MP announced today. “I made my decision after being notified last night that I had lost support from the party’s ruling council for an electable position on the Labour Party list. I intend to serve out the remainder of the […]

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At a time of rising sea levels due to climate change, Phil O’Reilly wants to build an underwater stadium in Auckland?

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Wanting to plonk an underwater waterfront stadium on the Auckland waterfront when our future will see more and more extreme weather events and a dramatic jump in sea levels looks like a recipe for a mass drowning.

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In celebration of Eminem suing John Key – will the real slim shady please stand up?

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I’m guessing National’s defence to being sued by Eminem is that they’ve spent 9 years stealing ideas from Labour so they thought it was cool.

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Inflicting Pain Without Flinching: Jenny Shipley Talks To Guyon Espiner

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  75 Comments

IT IS NEVER ADVISABLE, when writing political commentary, to get angry. Powerful emotions distort our judgements and make the already difficult job of political analysis even harder. Sometimes, however, giving vent to our anger is the right thing to do. Sometimes, maintaining a calm and dispassionate analytical posture serves only to give despicable behaviour a free pass. Some people are only deserving of the most forthright and unequivocal condemnation.

Jenny Shipley is one of those people.

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The true insidiousness of what Banks really do in NZ

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tali Williams  /  28 Comments

Ever been at the bank and they tried to upsize your loan or hassle you to bring your Kiwisaver to them? Ever been cold called to see if you want a credit card? Want life insurance with that??

If so, you have been on the receiving end of the insidious sales targets culture in the banking industry.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Spot the difference: One is a weasel with no likeable human traits whatsoever and the other one is fictional character from MASH, Frank Burns

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 30th April 2017

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  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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GUEST BLOG: Paul (the bloke The Standard banned for 3 years) – Why NZ urgently needs to invade Berlin

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

In the past few weeks, we have been in touch with a close friend who lives in Berlin, having moved there from New Zealand several years ago.

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If only actual suicide could get as much immediate action as fictional suicide on Netflix

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We are in denial about how our neoliberal welfare state and free market consumer culture has contributed to the zeitgeist of suicide and we don’t have the maturity to confront our delusion which is why it’s easier for us to slap some censorship on an internet series that talks about it.

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Why RNZs 9th floor is less journalism and more advertorial

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Interviews that don’t promote heat or light simply champion shadows and that’s what this series has disappointingly given us. Leaders white washing their past using the shadows of time isn’t holding them to any account.

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If Scientists are becoming political what NZ Scientists could become Politicians?

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

With Scientists finally waking up and realising that they must have a voice for science and reason to influence the political debate, where could this new found movement go?

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For a country against lowering voting age to 16, we sure loved a 12year old attacking a peace activist

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s funny that for a country that says 16yr olds can’t vote how many all jumped up to defend a 12yr old attacking a peace protestor

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Latest Roy Morgan Poll highlights threat to National, Maori Party & Greens

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

Good to see Tracy Watkins a full 3 weeks behind The Daily Blog in appreciating the role NZ First plays in the 2017 election. Once she catches up on how this impacts the rest of the political spectrum, Stuff will almost start providing the same level of political analysis TDB does a month after TDB does it.

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