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Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’

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

Look, I like Golriz, I vote Green, I supported Metiria’s brave admission and I honestly hand on heart believe Green policy is the best for NZ – what I can’t support is the incompetent political mis-management that has seen the Party continue to go backwards at the ballot box for almost a decade!

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Green Party Lesson No. 1: Anticipating The Direction Of Political Sniper Fire

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

IN POLITICS, as in war, the aggressor’s first strike is almost always directed against the defender’s weakest point. That being the case, the National Opposition has clearly identified the Ardern Government’s lacklustre political management skills as its primary target. Their secondary target, equally clearly, is the Greens

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This picture shows why we can’t have democracy in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

You would think that an article as enormous as that would not only lead every news outlet, it would remain the top story.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

The corridors of power never look so white and male

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 30th November 2017

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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: Mike Lee – ‘Fear and Loathing’ – Auckland Transport and the Super City

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Recent disclosures about an unbudgeted blowout on staff salaries amounting to $42m, ‘communications’ costing $45.6m per year, and $1.3m spent on business class travel and luxury hotels, unhappily have coincided with widespread public complaints about the council’s failure to manage even basic services such as mowing the grass in local parks.

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Golriz Ghahraman has answered her critics well

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

In summary, Golriz has never hidden her defence role in the Rwanda and former Yugoslavia Tribunals. She has spoken about those experiences many times, and put them on her LinkedIn CV. It has been good to see the legal experts such as Andrew Geddes and so many progressive people coming to her defence.

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