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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  /  6 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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