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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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