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The Best Photojournalism From Around The Globe Comes To Auckland This July!

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Best Photojournalism From Around The Globe Comes To Auckland This July!

Note down 1st – 30th July in your diary to see this inspiring collection of images in Auckland.

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Claiming this Budget is left wing and family friendly is the new Maori Privilege

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The right wing punditry and biased mainstream media are all attempting to portray this abortion of a budget as ‘left wing’ and ‘family friendly’…

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“And Not A Reason To Be Missed – If You’re On Their Little List” : Thoughts on the Green Party’s 2017 List

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

The ‘draft’ iteration released some weeks ago has already inspired considerable debate [and/or jeering]; and it is interesting to note that the finalized version put out yesterday appears to ‘double down’ on some of the things which rendered the previous List such a lightning-rod for commentariat controversy.

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – The UK Election: May’s Munted Mandate

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Unelected Tory PM Theresa May called an early general election on April 18th, saying that she needed a mandate for Brexit. At the time, it was hailed as a masterstroke and it was assumed the Conservatives would romp to victory. But now … not so much.

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The Portland Heroes – the indomitable human spirit at its finest

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

There is an impulse in human nature to do good; to be altruistic; to stand up and help others even though they may be total strangers. It is this indomitable spark of humanity which is perhaps our single, most powerful, saving grace. If we, as a species survive, it will be due to that innate impulse to act altruistically even when we may personally not benefit. Or even face personal danger.

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Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name across the ditch – E tū

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand’s largest private sector union is calling on New Zealand’s richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers.   Hart’s Carter Holt Harvey has locked out 160 of its timber mill workforce in regional Victoria for over five weeks now, a move that […]

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – All New Zealander’s Human Rights strengthened by judgement in prisoner voting case

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The prisoner voting ban law was simply another law passed by the majority to take away the rights of a minority one that they no doubt saw was powerless and vulnerable just as Maori were seen, at least until more recent and enlightened times when they were able to begin enforcing their rights through the courts.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Trump on Tour –Tiny Hands Across the World

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  60 Comments

Trump on tour would require a spoiler alert, but if you’re reading this you already know his sad ignorance of international protocol has not lead to total world annihilation. But hey, with Trump it’s always anything can happen day, so it might just occur before you finish the page.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Green Party launch radical new Police policy

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 31st May 2017

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 31st May 2017

5: The Making of Chlöe Swarbrick
4: Israel ‘turns a blind eye’ to Gaza’s drug influx
3: Did Trump Campaign Rhetoric Empower the White Extremist Who Killed Two Bystanders on Portland Train?
2: Trump clashes with German leaders as transatlantic tensions boil over
1: THE U.S. HAS RAMPED UP AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS IN RAQQA, AND SYRIAN CIVILIANS ARE PAYING THE PRICE1

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 31st May 2017

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 31st May 2017

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Captain SKA – Liar Liar overtakes Miley Cyrus and reaches Top 10 in the charts

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Captain SKA – Liar Liar overtakes Miley Cyrus and reaches Top 10 in the charts

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Kim Dotcom Approaches Special Counsel

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  13 Comments

KIM DOTCOM APPROACHES SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATING INTERFERENCE WITH THE 2016 UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REGARDING EVIDENCE In accordance with his previous statement on this matter, Kim Dotcom’s solicitors in New Zealand have today sent the following letter to Robert Mueller, Special Counsel appointed to investigate interference with the 2016 United States presidential election and related […]

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Advocates say kids, bike lanes and safety are top priorities for cycling – Cycling Action Network

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Advocates say kids, bike lanes and safety are top priorities for cycling – Cycling Action Network

It’s time to raise the bar for cycling, say advocates. Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan is calling on political parties to lift their game in the run-up to the election. “Cycling is popular. It’s excellent value for money. More people cycling means healthier communities, safer and more attractive cities and towns.” CAN has released […]

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Group vow to fight on to stop the sale of dedicated pensioner housing – Horowhenua United Group

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A Horowhenua group that presented a petition to district mayor Michael Feyen objecting to the sale of their dedicated pensioner housing was signed by 2300 people in ten days. As well as 115 units spread throughout the district the pensioner housing portfolio also includes one point one hectare of land in Levin and is estimated […]

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Families Moving North to Escape Poverty Often Worse Off – Family Works

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Families Moving North to Escape Poverty Often Worse Off – Family Works

Many parents moving from Auckland to Northland to escape poverty, find affordable homes and make a better life for their families are finding they are worse off and are facing serious, unaddressed mental health issues, says leading social service provider Family Works Northern. “We see a lot of parents who are trying their very best […]

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