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Forget MAFS – this should be the biggest news story on the planet right now

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

These are enormous changes that should be leading every news headline on the planet, the petty pointless shit we are squabbling over while the planet actually melts before our eyes is testament as to why our species can’t save itself.

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Latest Update on my Human Rights Tribunal case against NZ Police

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

…it doesn’t matter of you are right wing or left wing, we can all agree that a Human Rights Review Tribunal that doesn’t have the money to investigate Police for abuses of power is a complete failure of process and accountability.

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Simon Bridges National Leader: Winners & Losers

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Judith, Paula and Amy – Simon will be Bridges over troubled daughters.

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The many mendacities of Mr Bridges – a few volts short of an EV

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Is it any surprise the Greens wanted nothing to do with National during coalition talks last year?

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Malcolm Evans – The Petrolhead’s Dream

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – The Petrolhead’s Dream

Malcolm Evans – The Petrolhead’s Dream

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GUEST BLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Life as a Mental Health Nurse and the Social Model of Medicine

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I studied at the Auckland University of Technology where I completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing. I’m Passionate about, Neurology, Psychiatry, Medicine, societal issues and Maori Health. 

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Human Rights Commission welcomes Cabinet announcement on BORA amendment

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission welcomes Cabinet announcement on BORA amendment

The Prime Minister’s announcement regarding an amendment to the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (BORA) has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission. The amendment, which has been agreed in principle by Cabinet, will provide a statutory basis for senior Courts to issue declarations of inconsistency when they believe that legislation passed by Parliament […]

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Workers come forward to Chorus inquiry – E Tu

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

E tū says more workers are coming forward to report labour abuses to the Labour Inspectorate lead investigation into Chorus contractors and subcontractors working on the ultrafast broadband network. The investigation began just before Christmas, following reports of exploitative practices by Chorus subcontractors in Nelson where people worked for free, as so-called volunteers. E tū’s […]

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City Council Urged To Protect Public Assets before TPPA – Keep Our Assets Canterbury

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Dear Mayor & Councillors, Christchurch City Council Urged To Protect Public Assets & Future Policy Options Before Government Signs TPPA On March 8th Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) is writing to you all to urge action to protect the city’s assets from Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement predation and also to protect policy options for a […]

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The Salvation Army says bail laws are not sustainable and is backing calls to have them reviewed.

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on The Salvation Army says bail laws are not sustainable and is backing calls to have them reviewed.

The country has reached a tipping point in our criminal justice system with the toughening of bail laws in 2013 leading to a massive rise in our prison population, says Lt Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of the Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. The Salvation Army is applauding the Justice Minister’s indication that bail […]

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Conviction for ‘hip clamp’ Cruelty Case – SAFE

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Conviction for ‘hip clamp’ Cruelty Case – SAFE

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch say news of the conviction of a dairy farmer who was recently fined $500 and ordered to pay $500 costs following the now infamous case of the mistreatment of a cow filmed suspended from a ‘hip clamp’ in 2015 sends a message that cruel treatment will not be tolerated. […]

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Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders – NZEI Te Riu Roa

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders – NZEI Te Riu Roa

A second independent, in-depth health and wellbeing survey of primary school principals and senior leaders has found the sheer quantity of work is seriously affecting their health and taking time away from leading their school’s teaching and learning. NZEI Te Riu Roa commissioned the study by Australian Catholic University last year, to follow up the […]

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Justice Minister launches book on the NZ constitution – Andrew Little

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Justice Minister launches book on the NZ constitution – Andrew Little

Justice Minister Andrew Little will officially launch a new book, This Realm of New Zealand: The Sovereign, the Governor-General, the Crown at Parliament this evening. The book has been written by Dame Alison Quentin-Baxter, a distinguished public and international lawyer and former Law Commission president, and Professor Janet McLean, a University of Auckland professor or […]

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Auckland Fringe Festival Review: Cool Behaviour

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Auckland Fringe Festival Review: Cool Behaviour

If you have ever felt less than cool or unsure how to achieve coolness this is the show for you!

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

I double crossed everyone except Matthew Hooton

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 28th February 2018

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

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

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