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Paula Bennett is a despicable maggot!

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Please tell me NZ that HNZ and the National Party aren’t going to get away with blowing $100m on a contamination problem that never existed, leaving hundreds of state houses empty during a housing crisis and maybe 1000 people homeless?

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Things that are terribly important to the NZ media vs things that aren’t

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Things that are terribly important to the NZ media vs things that aren’t

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The 5 questions we must know the answers to now meth scam has been exposed

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Seeing as the NZ mainstream media were complicit in promoting this hysteria, shouldn’t they start doing their job and demand answers to these 5 questions?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

New National Party housing policy called ‘controversial’ and ‘challenging’ by NZ Herald

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 31st May 2018

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  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 local investment in Birkenhead – New Zealand Labour Party

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert today met with local Northcote businesses in Birkenhead. Jacinda and Shanan were joined by the head of the Birkenhard Business Association Kae Condon and spent time speaking with shop owners. Shanan said “If elected, I will help Northcote’s local businesses by supporting the upgrade of […]

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Statement from Royal Commission Chair Sir Anand Satyanand

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Statement from Royal Commission Chair Sir Anand Satyanand

Statement from Royal Commission Chair Sir Anand Satyanand I have filed a report with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Tracey Martin, about my many consultations with the public on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission on Historical Abuse in Care. These consultations began in February and were supported by a public awareness […]

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Key points for submissions on Nuclear Weapons Treaty – iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

International treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Key points for submissions On 14 May 2018, the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control announced that Cabinet had agreed that New Zealand will ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW); and on 18 May, the Foreign Affairs, Defence and […]

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Call for referendum on abortion rights – Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Call for referendum on abortion rights – Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

The Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement have issued a call for a referendum on abortion rights to be held in Aotearoa. Under current New Zealand law, women don’t have full bodily autonomy. The decision to have an abortion does not rest with the person who is pregnant, they have to meet strict requirements before they can […]

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The Italian Job

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

RECENT EVENTS IN ITALY raise some disturbing questions about the possibility of executing radical policy reversals in this country. While New Zealand’s constitution is a considerably looser affair than Italy’s, it is still worth pondering what might happen here if a newly-elected, about-to-be-sworn-in government was promising to roll back the gains of neoliberalism. Before attempting an answer, however, it is worth re-capping what has happened in Italy.

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Israeli seizure of Hurriya (Liberty) – Palestine Solidarity Network NZ

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Israeli seizure of Hurriya (Liberty) – Palestine Solidarity Network NZ

Palestine Solidarity Network NZ joins The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) in condemning Israel’s brutal act of state piracy in attacking the aptly named Hurriya (Liberty) vessel which attempted to leave the port of Gaza yesterday filled with people needing urgent medical assistance as they attempted to peacefully make safe passage to Cyprus. This latest attempt to break […]

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Bitter taste of Cadbury PR push – E Tu

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

A promotional road show by Cadbury owner, Mondelez, will likely serve as a bitter reminder for many New Zealanders of what happened to Cadbury Dunedin, says E tū. Mondelez launches a road trip tomorrow, in a bid to persuade Kiwis to create “real moments of connection and to enjoy chocolate with the people they love.” […]

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Malcolm Evans – the risk of p contamination

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – the risk of p contamination

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Artificial intelligence set to boom in the fintech sector

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Artificial intelligence set to boom in the fintech sector

AI and Regulation The Royal Commission in Australia has highlighted the failure of regulators to properly supervise the financial service industry, especially for major financial institutions such as AMP and others. In the case of financial planning, a typical monitoring and supervision program historically would be to audit 2 files a year per adviser, often […]

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Select committee rubber-stamps the TPPA – It’s Our Future

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Select committee rubber-stamps the TPPA – It’s Our Future

“The select committee has delivered a six-page disappointment that fails to do justice to the issues raised in hundreds of public submissions, which were overwhelmingly opposed to ratification of the resurrected TPPA,” says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for It’s Our Future, in response to a report released yesterday by Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. […]

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Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel – Greenpeace

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel – Greenpeace

Power prices have soared over the last few evenings as energy utilities fired up coal, gas and even diesel generators to fill a spike in demand for heating during this week’s cold snap. At one point on Monday night, the wholesale price hit just under 100 cents per kilowatt hour – over ten times the […]

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