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BREAKING: TV3 Poll – National down, Labour down even more but change of Government possible

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  60 Comments

Whatever the outcome, it needs to be forced or seized in the next 24 hours. 3 damaging polls in a  row demands action or it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The truth is that National are sinking and running out of political allies. Labour-Green-NZ First could still be the next Government. 

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BREAKING: Before The Flood: Political Ruminations on Labour’s Fate While Waiting For Tonight’s TV3-Reid Research Poll

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

TONIGHT’S REID RESEARCH POLL promises to be a shocker. Such a shocker that, like Santa Claus in the Christmas song, the journalists at TV3 are making a list of the awful numbers – and checking them twice. If the results of last night’s One News Colmar Brunton (ONCB) poll are confirmed, then Andrew Little’s future can only be described as bleak.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – If you ever thought that the Māori Party were not going to join National, then think again.

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Here, the Minister of Māori Development makes a clear pitch for a Māori Party-National Government. So don’t believe the nonsense that they are interested in doing a deal with us. They want to do a deal with National despite all the terrible statistics that we see with Māori at the moment.

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Dear Andrew Little – Less ‘Bugger the Polls & more ‘Buggered by the Polls’ – (I hate to agree with Hooton)

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  47 Comments

Andrew Little has 24 hours to find his mojo. Clean sweep his advisors and bring in an aggressive new team to ram home that there can be no change of Government without Labour, or fall on his sword.

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The 3 big take aways from latest TVNZ Poll

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The 3 big take aways from the latest TVNZ Poll are

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Only in NZ could a Poll showing National losing be sold as bad for Labour

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The media bias against Labour is truly extraordinary isn’t it?

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The jump in Green vote is a slap in the face to every white angry rich male broadcaster who spat venom at Metiria

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The Green surge has blunted NZ First, if Metiria can rally that missing million vote, the Greens are in for the greatest result in their history.

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The 15 words Andrew Little needs to say every hour of every day until the election

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Labour have to ram home the reality and truth that there can be no change of Government without them. Voters are wanting change, Labour have forgotten to remind everyone that they are the essential ingredient that is necessary for that change.

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Have you seen any stolen avocados?

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

My question here is why is the theft of employer-owned property (the avocados) treated so differently to the theft of wages from workers? Why can stealing avocadoes get you a prison sentence of up to 10 years but stealing wages from workers gets barely a slap on the wrist?

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Is the BNZ comfortable sponsoring a hard right broadcaster pushing a hate campaign against beneficiaries?

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Are all those animated piggy banks in BNZs TV advert secretly all neofascist thugs who bash the poor and disenfranchised at night when no ones looking?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  10 Comments

Is the BNZ, the Bank of NZ, the bank who sold us on little animated piggy banks who escape for a holiday – is that bank comfortable with a hard right broadcaster pushing a hate campaign against beneficiaries?

Really?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 31st July 2017

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

5:   So, Is Trump Gonna Build That Wall or What?
4:  Saudi-led bloc ‘cannot shrink list of demands on Qatar’
3:  REPUBLICANS GOT GOOD AT SYMBOLIC REPEALS OF OBAMACARE, BUT FLINCHED WHEN FACED WITH REALITY
2:  Meet the Two Catholic Workers Who Secretly Sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline to Halt Construction
1:  Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 31st July 2017

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

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

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Mental health billboards appear in Minister’s electorate overnight – ActionStation

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

Billboards highlighting the fact that most New Zealanders want an inquiry into the public mental health system have sprung up overnight in the Health Minister’s Northcote electorate. Community campaign group ActionStation have claimed credit for the covert action after Health Minister Jonathan Coleman dismissed the recommendations from The People’s Mental Health Review which the group […]

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Taxpayers left with costly environmental liability from Solid Energy mines – Forest And Bird

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers left with costly environmental liability from Solid Energy mines – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says evidence of corporate welfare and dirty deals is mounting up as the Government’s sale of Stockton coal mine progresses. “This sale is a terrible deal – for the environment, and for taxpayers,” says Forest & Bird’s Chief Executive Kevin Hague. Last week the Overseas Investment Office approved BT Mining’s purchase of […]

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Canadian Indigenous Rights Case Could Block Oil Exploration – Greenpeace

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Canadian Indigenous Rights Case Could Block Oil Exploration – Greenpeace

“Watershed” indigenous rights case could set precedent for blocking NZ oil exploration A David vs Goliath court case in Canada that has seen an indigenous community triumph in the country’s highest court to block oil exploration could have a ripple effect in New Zealand. Greenpeace campaigner, Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), says the unanimous decision […]

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