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Rail workers celebrate decision to keep electric trains running – RMTU

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The Rail & Maritime Transport Union welcomes the decision to keep KiwiRail’s electric locomotives running on the North Island Main Trunk. The government has honoured its campaign pledge, committing an extra $35 million to refurbish the 15 electric engines currently in operation between Hamilton and Palmerston North. “We’re thrilled to see the Labour-led government protecting […]

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Wellington Bus Strike stopped for mediation – Tramways Union

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wellington Bus Strike stopped for mediation – Tramways Union

Bus drivers at Tranzit’s Wellington operations returned to work today from two am as a sign of good faith ahead of mediation tomorrow.   Wellington Tramways Union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan says the strike, which resulted in around half of Tranzit’s Transurban drivers withdrawing their labour, should never have happened. “Right from the start of this […]

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Malcolm Evans – Farmers are trying

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

Malcolm Evans – Farmers are trying

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

President of the United States, Donald Trump, implementing voodoo rituals at the White House to retain human shape changing abilities from exposing his reptilian  features.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 31st October 2018

By   /  October 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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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: A possible solution to Party campaign funding rorts

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

If Jami Lee Ross has achieved anything, it is casting the full glare of public scrutiny over Party donations. His methods may have been unorthodox – but he’s got our attention. We can no longer feign lack of awareness of this dark shadow over our democracy.

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Electric Trains saved after all – Environmental Defence Society

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

EDS has welcomed the announcement by State-owned Enterprises Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, Hon Phil Twyford and Hon James Shaw that Government intends to reverse the earlier decision by Kiwirail to abandon electric trains on the North Island Main Trunk Line in favour of diesel locomotives. “The Kiwirail decision to replace electric with diesel was […]

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Government move on electric trains puts Just Transition on the right track – CTU

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

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the Government announcement that Kiwirail would retain 15 electric engines on the Northern Trunk Line between Hamilton and Palmerston North. Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was a perfect example of ‘Just Transition’ thinking, to protect good jobs and public services in a low – carbon economy. “Climate […]

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NZNO applauds Abortion Law Reform Report

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on NZNO applauds Abortion Law Reform Report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Law Commission’s report outlining three alternative legal models for treating abortion as a health issue rather than a criminal one. NZNO, which made a submission on the issue and was part of the Law Commission’s wider health sector consultations, says it’s pleased nurses’ voices have been heard. […]

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Open letter to NZ Parliament on Julian Assange – Free Assange NZ

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

NZ Parliament select committee ‘believe they have no jusrisdiction’ to recommend asylum for Assange in New Zealand Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade (FADT) select committee’s report on the petition; “Provide Julian Assange permanent political asylum in New Zealand” found they “believe that the scope of this petition is outside of our jurisdiction”. The FADT […]

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The countdown till December 13th begins – will Simon Bridges still be Leader on the 14th?

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

This is the worst outcome for National, all that will consume the media between now and the 13th of December is what JLR will say in Parliament under Parliamentary Privilege.

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Surprise, surprise – Kiwibuild is for the children of the white middle classes

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  56 Comments

Kiwibuild is like the Labour party – it’s for the children of the white middle classes. That’s fine and dandy, but let’s dump the illusion that this is helping the poor and until the new Government do something meaningful on state houses (building 1000 state houses per year isn’t meaningful), they should be savaged ruthlessly and relentlessly.  

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Do we really have to spell it out about Karel Sroubek gaining residency? Really?

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Oh come on folks, this is petty even for the most angry sensible sentencing trust lynch mob, There should be no surprise or tantrums thrown about Karel Sroubek gaining residency.

Come on…

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Trump Is Many Things – An Anti-Semite, He Is Not

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

During my .. brief awokenness this afternoon, I happened to peruse the newspaper. And what did I see? Pieces commenting on the recent attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. This is, of course, to be expected. But what was *not*, like *at all* to be expected, was the escalating level of accusations in relation to the attack that Donald Trump… is apparently an anti-semite.

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Malcolm Evans – Banning Rodeo

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – Banning Rodeo

Malcolm Evans – Banning Rodeo

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Where’s Wally? 

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