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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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Hell hath no fury like a Winston warned

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Winston Peters is going to get medieval on who ever leaked his information to the media.

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Malcolm Evans – Look who’s back, back again. Winston’s back. Tell a friend.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Malcolm Evans – Look who’s back, back again. Winston’s back. Tell a friend.

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WTF – [W]inston’s Pension; [T]he #MotherOfAllScandals; and [F]ilthy Politics in 2017

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Look “behind the curtain”, if you will. 

The timing of events is, in politics, almost never coincidental. 

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Public Statement on call by Prof Annette Beautrais for silence on Suicide

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The attitude of Professor Annette Beautrais, of Canterbury University, and a suicide prevention co-ordinator for the South Canterbury DHB, is one of the primary reasons why it has been so hard to change the culture of silence about suicide, where news of it, and issues about it are swept under the carpet.

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Major boil over in Māori Politics – Can Māori Party finally work with Labour?

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

This could undermine Winston’s power of Kingmaker more than any other move in the rubric cube our political landscape is becoming.  

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – If Māori back Labour – Labour will back Māori

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Apathy is easy to feed when we have been so disappointed by the political leadership of the last 9 years, but Jacinda alongside Kelvin is the best hope for all New Zealanders to see a country that actually lives up to our expectations rather than lowers them.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 30th August 2017

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  25 Comments

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

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Increasing Teina Pora compensation is disgusting

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Fuck inflation adjusted, what about justice adjusted rather than justice adjacent?

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Swing and a miss for David Farrar – Campaign For Change wasn’t illegal

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Poor old David Farrar, swing and a miss, turns out the Campaign for Change was within the law…

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