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GUEST BLOG: A NZ First Vice Chair slams Shane Jones

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

I know that a lot of my fellow members of New Zealand First agree with me on this (some to the point where they’ve said they’ll resign their membership, which is something I had also previously threatened to do, but have been tentatively convinced to refrain from – for now).

#NeverShane

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Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community stability – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The findings of the latest Superu Families and Whānau status report, provide clear evidence that addressing one issue at a time will not significantly improve the situation for many children who are living with the effects of income poverty, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Associate Professor Mike O’Brien, CPAG’s social security spokesperson, says the […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 30th June 2017

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 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: Andrew Little – A fair deal

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

After nine years of National, working people’s share of the economy has fallen.Right now, 40% of children living below the poverty line are from working families. And under National, everyone’s employment rights have been eroded in a ‘race to the bottom.’

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Point England community ignored on future of local reserve – Labour Party

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Point England community ignored on future of local reserve – Labour Party

In a death knell for local democracy, the Point England Development Enabling Bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night with 62 votes in favour, 43 votes against and 14 abstentions. “Local communities have been shut out of this process. They have written to the local MP to request a meeting, but […]

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***Update*** Family of five, including six month old baby – accommodation crisis

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

. . Hutt Valley, 29 June – As reported on Tuesday (27 June) a woman, “S” – and her family, including her oldest son’s 6 month old baby – were facing the final week of their 90 day notice to vacate. They had lived in their rental home for the last 14 years, keeping the […]

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Bus drivers welcome Labour’s FPA policy

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Fair Pay Agreements proposed by Labour can’t come quick enough for bus drivers facing an average pay cut of $200 a week under the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s re-tendering of bus services.   Wellington Tramways Union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan says that the proposed cuts are exactly the kind of race-to-the-bottom tendering process that fair […]

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