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Metiria speaking about fighting poverty live streamed TDB 7pm tonight

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Tonight TDB will pick up the Metiria livestream and stream it here live.

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BREAKING: TVNZ POLL: Labour 43% National 41%

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

When you consider that a poll in Whangarei had Labour on 37%, we could see a Labour Party taking a majority Government without needing any coalition partner.

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First Leaders Debate – TDB live commentary

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

TDB will be providing live twitter commentary for tonights first Leaders debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English.

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What new horizon poll should tell the Greens – hold the line on poverty!

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

The Greens can not lose the impact they are having with beneficiaries (who rarely turn up in these polls anyway), the sudden collapse in Green vote is not supporters leaving because of Metiria, they are leaving because of Jacinda.

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The Finance Leaders Political Debate – James Shaw clear winner

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The Finance Leaders Political Debate was held last night and it was far more insightful and interesting than anything we’ve seen so far.

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Monarchy still constraining democracy in Tonga

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Tongan politics are so poorly reported in New Zealand that it is hard to judge the actions of the various players in the latest political crisis.

However, we should be concerned that the monarch, King Tupou VI, has sacked the elected government headed by Akilisi Pohiva, an advocate of greater democracy.

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Tales From A Possible Future: The Mother Of All Scandals Breaks

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

THE STORY APPEARED FIRST on an offshore blog. After that, not even the best legal brains at Crown Law could prevent the voters from learning about the “Mother of All Scandals”. The Internet, as always, prevailed over the frantic machinations of desperate politicians.

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