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Bus drivers picket for a second day following huge community support – First Union

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bus drivers picket for a second day following huge community support – First Union

  Auckland bus drivers who work for Ritchies Murphy will be picketing again today from 3-5pm as part of strike action. The strike will include a BBQ picket – a few hours out of the day where drivers will walk off the job to have some down time socialising, something they don’t often get to […]

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Malcolm Evans – John McCain

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Malcolm Evans – John McCain

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

How exactly are you defining ‘stable’?

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 31st August 2018

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 31st August 2018

5: Manafort judge says he’s getting threats, has to travel with U.S. Marshals
4: Russia and Syria vow to ‘wipe out terrorists’ in Idlib
3: NYC DSA, OCASIO-CORTEZ STAND BY STATE SENATE CANDIDATE JULIA SALAZAR, DESPITE STORY DISPUTING HER BIOGRAPHY
2: “Mississippi Is Failing”: As Prisoner Deaths Reach 13 in August Alone, Advocates Demand Answers
1: FBI arrests man who threatened to kill Boston Globe staff for criticizing Trump

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Open Letter to Winston Peters regarding Israeli aggression & MFAT collusion

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

Thank you for responding to my letter of concern about the behaviour of the NZ Honorary Consul in Israel during my detention in that country for trying to break the siege of Gaza and deliver medical supplies to that part of Palestine.

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NZ visa requirements too tough on former “criminals”

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

In the world today, restrictions on political speakers visiting other countries affect left-wing speakers more than conservative speakers. But we should also defend the right of conservatives, like Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, to speak here. Otherwise we undermine our case.

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Compassing The Economy’s Death

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

In the Middle Ages, rebellious nobles faced not only execution, but also the complete forfeiture of their estates to the Crown. Were such draconian powers still available to the leaders of today, then it is easy to predict the outcome of what most of the country’s leading economists have characterised as a completely unwarranted “Crisis of Business Confidence”.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 31st August 2018

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

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

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Women’s Rugby Needs a Real Trophy – How About the Bledisloe Cup?

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Nomad  /  14 Comments

I’m a guy who considers himself both a rugby fan and a feminist, but even I struggle to take women’s rugby too seriously because, to be completely honest, unlike the All Blacks, the Black Ferns don’t really matter. If they win, it’s great, but if they lose, oh well, never mind. Put simply, I like women’s rugby and I wish I was passionate about it, but the fact of the matter is, I’m not. So, how can we change that?

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The grim truth about Global Warming in one terrifying image

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The truth is that what the Greens are proposing by being carbon neutral in 32 years is just bullshit. They are offering us all an umbrella to protect us from a tsunami.

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City Vision says elect a united team to protect your dividend and stop further sell down of shares

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on City Vision says elect a united team to protect your dividend and stop further sell down of shares

City Vision, a coalition of Labour, Green and community independents, has formed a ticket to change the trustees at Entrust and clean up the current mess. Entrust, formerly known as the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, is a trust for Auckland electricity consumers formed in 1993 as part of the then-government’s electricity reforms. It is an elected […]

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Why Labour’s new appeasement of Business confidence will fail

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

The new Business confidence ratings are out and they continue to plummet and the truth is that  Labour’s new attempt to appease that plummeting Business confidence will fail.

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If we are serious about combating Chinese influence in the Pacific, NZ Government should consider taxpayer funding the All Blacks

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Everyone from big Paddy Gower to the avocado millennials over at the Spinoff have shit on the idea of giving taxpayer funds to the All Blacks.

I think we should seriously consider it with strings attached.

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Time to face climate cow in the room – Greenpeace

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

Greenpeace says it’s time to face the cow in the room, following the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) report on methane emissions from livestock. Greenpeace sustainable agriculture campaigner, Gen Toop, says the science is clear that New Zealand must urgently and substantially reduce methane emissions from livestock. “The explosion in cow […]

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Pacific Islands Forum: Regional leaders must act to halt escalating childhealth crisis in Nauru – Amnesty International

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pacific Islands Forum: Regional leaders must act to halt escalating childhealth crisis in Nauru – Amnesty International

Amnesty International New Zealand has co-signed an open letter calling for the escalating health crisis for refugee children on Nauru and the Australian government’s shameful refugee policy to be at the top of the agenda when regional heads of government meet at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) next week. The letter has been co-signed by a coalition of 84 influential civil society organisations from […]

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SAFE Angered by Cows Forced to Calve in Mud-filled Paddocks

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SAFE Angered by Cows Forced to Calve in Mud-filled Paddocks

Animal advocacy group SAFE is disgusted by new images showing cows giving birth in barren paddocks of deep mud. The photos, taken in Southland last week and sent to SAFE, come amid outrage over the cruel treatment of cattle over winter – which also marks the start of calving season. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns, Marianne […]

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