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National MPs are quitting the party with the same speed suspects flee the scene of a crime & why Stacey Kirk should be ashamed

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

If only Coleman had spent as much time cleaning Middlemore as Stacey Kirk has whitewashed his reputation we wouldn’t currently have a hospital that resembles a septic wound.

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Another Police shooting – the stock standard response

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

…repeat again and again and again. Welcome to NZ.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

Western Capitalism in all its glory 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 31st March 2018

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 31st March 2018

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

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What’s up with Richard Griffin and National’s Melissa Lee?

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

The recent furore over the so-called “secret” meeting between broacasting minister Clare Curran and RNZ’s Carol Hirschfeld revealed that Board chair and former National government advisor, Richard Griffin, phoned National MP, Melissa Lee to inform her that Ms Hirscheld had tendered her resignation. This barely reported event raises several questiins that have yet to be fully answered;

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When it comes to covering the left, the NZ msm has all the balance of Israeli media covering the occupation of Palestine

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

war crimes, budget lies, spending public funds on hush money & underfunded mouldy sewage hospitals are less important than Clare Curran’s coffee dates???

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The obscenity of the March For Our Lives

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

That naked and crucified truth, that these children are begging for safety while they learn, is too enormous and too profane to ignore and  any attempt to distract the focus from those children pleading to be safe in their schools is beneath our collective dignity and intelligence. 

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Jacinda & the Reds not under our beds

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

The last time we blindly followed Britain into claims of weapons of mass destruction we invaded Iraq, I’m not saying Putin isn’t capable of using a nerve agent to kill a spy, he most certainly is, I’m saying that to date we have had no independent verification whatsoever of what has happened here and unless Britain is holding back evidence they have, it makes no sense rushing into start geopolitical fights.

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Spies and Government need to Apologise to Our Community – Coromandel Watchdog

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that emails reveal spy firm Thompson and Clark were trying to use their relationships with MBIE officials to contact mining companies in the Hauraki region. “It is clear that Thompson and Clark wanted work spying on our community and that their relationship with MBIE officials included […]

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England’s vow to tackle plastic pollution inspiring – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Zero-waste campaigners say they are excited to hear England is going to introduce a bottle deposit scheme and are calling on the New Zealand government to follow suit. All drinks containers in England, whether plastic, glass or metal, will be covered by a deposit return scheme, The UK government announced yesterday. The scheme will cut […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Have your say on the Crimes Amendment Bill

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Liberal Agenda – Have your say on the Crimes Amendment Bill

Cyber Activism

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New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support – NZNO

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support – NZNO

New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support After the rejection of the latest DHB Nurses and Midwifery Multi Employer Collective Agreement pay offer, NZNO launched a campaign to mobilise NZNO members and the wider public to highlight the issues facing nurses and the health sector. NZNO campaigns adviser Georgia Choveaux, reports that within 48 […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Have your say on changes to the Psychoactive Substances Act

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Liberal Agenda – Have your say on changes to the Psychoactive Substances Act

Cyber Activism

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$2.6 billion boost to the economy – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on $2.6 billion boost to the economy – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

A report released today in Parliament by Hon Willie Jackson, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, BERL and Tokona Te Raki shows that if current inequalities in education, employment and income for Māori are alleviated there would be a $2.6 billion per year boost to the economy. The report looks at current inequalities in education, employment […]

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Is the prison system working? – Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  12 Comments

Prison costs in New Zealand have risen over the past 30 years and particularly in the last 12 years at a rate that far exceeds of any other component of government expenditure. This is not due to an increasing crime rate but rather because of successive policies that have been implemented so as to be seen to be “tough on crime”.

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New President and National Executive for senior doctors’ union – ASMS

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New President and National Executive for senior doctors’ union – ASMS

The senior doctors’ union has a new team at the helm. Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS), says a new National Executive takes office for a three-year term from 1 April. Canterbury DHB gastroenterologist and clinical pharmacologist Professor Murray Barclay will take over as National President from Tairawhiti DHB […]

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