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Housing debate puts politicians under the pump – Community Housing Aotearoa

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Housing debate puts politicians under the pump – Community Housing Aotearoa

The first debate of the election year will ask political parties what they are doing to ensure all New Zealanders live in warm, dry, affordable homes. Hosted by Community Housing Aotearoa, Te Matapihi, The Salvation Army, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, Platform and Prefab NZ, the debate will focus on what is required to […]

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Majority of TV food ads are unhealthy and target children – University of Auckland

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Majority of TV food ads are unhealthy and target children – University of Auckland

The majority of foods advertised on New Zealand television are unhealthy, and most of those unhealthy food advertisements are specifically targeted at children, new research has found. The research, published in the international journal Public Health Nutrition, is the largest study of food advertising on television conducted in New Zealand. It covered eight days and […]

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Breakdown on 2017 Mental Health Spending Doesn’t Bode Well – Maternal Care Action Group – MCAGNZ

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Breakdown on 2017 Mental Health Spending Doesn’t Bode Well – Maternal Care Action Group – MCAGNZ

This year’s Budget announcement has been packaged in such a way as to mislead the public that gaps in Mental Health will be addressed says Maternal Care Action Group’sspokeswoman Kristina Paterson. The current Government has promised spending of $224M to Mental Health over a 4 year period. “When you are quoting hundreds of millions or […]

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Budget Will Not Reduce Inequality – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Budget Will Not Reduce Inequality – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

Last week’s budget does not tackle the high level of inequality in New Zealand, and may even make it worse, says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc—Closing the Gap. “While there will be small gains, in April next year, for some people through shifts in the levels at which the tax […]

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Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff

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

The full retraction and apology by the Spinoff, relating to allegations that were totally false and defamatory, contained in an article by Simon Wilson, and published on the Spinoff website morning, is welcome. The Spinoff has accepted that the Taxpayers’ Union (including its affiliate the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance) and the three people named in the […]

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Imagine if we had Journalists in NZ who had the courage and ability to do this

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Imagine if NZ had a broadcaster with the talent and ability to do this. Imagine if the political lies could be shown up for what they are. Imagine the kind of media landscape and deeper debate we could have if we did.

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On beauty routines…

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

Someone asked me yesterday if I had a ‘beauty routine’

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Final Green Party List – powerful vote for the future

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

The final Green Party List is out and they have listened to some advice and promoted the young blood up the list as TDB suggested…

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Mainstream media trying to manufacture another Labour crisis before election

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

Here we go again. On top of the overt bias against Labour from Mediaworks, here’s the NZ Herald with a bullshit story trying to drum up a coup…

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Green Party in damage control

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

All in all, it’s another strategic cock up by the Greens who only ever seem to be able to strategically cock things up. After the election, when Labour sideline them in favour of a NZ First minority Government, heads must roll in the back room of the Greens.

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The future of journalism ‘Spinoff’ grovel to David Farrar & Jordan Williams

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The Spin Blog has been referred to as the ‘future of journalism’ but what most don’t seem to understand about the Spin Blog is that it is a cash for copy site. You want a certain messaging and a certain spin, you pay the Spinoff money and they write it up for you and then present it as some sort of news.

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Lest we forget – Campbell Live killed off for political reasons 2 years ago this week

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Campbell Live shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary Campbell Live, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the ratings on the AM Show and The Project
We will remember Newshub are a mouthpiece for National.

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Must hear radio: Wallace Chapman interviews the guy who predicted the GFC!

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

A chilling look at where our debt-addiction may be leading us;

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Selling the Ports of Auckland and selling out the people of Auckland

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Mayor Phil Goff’s intentions regarding the Ports of Auckland always struck me as quite ambiguous. While he has been free with comments about wanting to physically move the port… to the Firth of Thames, to the Manukau Harbour, to anywhere…I have noticed he has always fallen silent when the question of his commitment to public ownership of the port comes up – ‘coy’ as NZ Herald’s Bernard Orsman puts it.

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CADBURY PRODUCTS COULD STILL BE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND – E tū

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CADBURY PRODUCTS COULD STILL BE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND – E tū

Following phase one of the consultative process around the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, parent company Mondelez International are exploring opportunities to keep some confectionary production in New Zealand.   Mondelez have called for expressions of interest for a new or current confectionary company to produce some iconic Kiwi Cadbury products locally, such […]

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Malcolm Evans – With Winston, always read the fine print

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – With Winston, always read the fine print

Malcolm Evans – With Winston, always read the fine print

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