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Political Caption Competition

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

Walking in a winter wonderland after that winter wonderland has been sprayed by Agent Orange

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 30th November 2018

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 30th November 2018

5: MICHAEL COHEN PLEADS GUILTY TO NEW CHARGE IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION
4:Trump cancels Putin meeting over Ukraine crisis
3: THE SENATE JUST TOOK A MAJOR STEP TOWARD ENDING THE WAR IN YEMEN. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
2: Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged With War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe
1: ‘Botched Brexit’ could spark electoral wipeout for Tories, rebels say

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ASC Links Housing Shortage and Abortion Rate – ALRANZ

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

Today the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) told the Justice Select Committee abortions increased among Aucklanders aged 25 – 35, possibly because of the rising cost of living, especially housing costs. “Data from overseas has shown that the inability to support a child is one of the most common reasons for receiving abortion care. It makes […]

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Drug Foundation on medicinal cannabis bill

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Drug Foundation on medicinal cannabis bill

Drug Foundation statement on government’s medicinal cannabis bill Useful changes to the government’s medicinal cannabis bill were announced today, but the Drug Foundation says many patients will be disappointed. The Drug Foundation has welcomed further changes to the government’s medicinal cannabis scheme, announced today at the second reading on the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) […]

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Government amnesty allows illicit cannabis into legal industry – Hikurangi Cannabis Company

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

An opportunity for illicit cannabis growers to enter the legal medical cannabis industry is being offered by a government amnesty and commercial agreements to protect the value for growers. Ruatoria based Hikurangi Cannabis Company has started a roadshow of hui with cannabis growers in the Tairawhiti region to develop agreements that will pay royalties to […]

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Community, democracy and solidarity in doubling New Zealand’s refugee quota – Fightback

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Community, democracy and solidarity in doubling New Zealand’s refugee quota – Fightback

Launched in 2013, the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota – after three decades of stagnation – went from a radical ask to a mainstream success. In this article, the campaign’s founder discusses the way that community support and solidarity led to the campaign’s success. Today, the double the quota campaign is at a […]

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Senior doctors urge action on climate change – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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

Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. Counties Manukau District Health Board intensivist Dr David Galler and CMDHB anaesthetist Dr Rob Burrell gave a presentation today at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) annual conference in Wellington. “If the […]

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GCSB statement

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on GCSB statement

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) regulates network security under the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act (TICSA). The Act requires network operators to notify GCSB of certain proposed decisions, courses of action, or changes to their network. As per Spark New Zealand’s statement today, I can confirm the GCSB under its TICSA responsibilities, has […]

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Mandatory single-use plastic bag ban the first bold step of many – Our Seas Our Future

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mandatory single-use plastic bag ban the first bold step of many – Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future is pleased to see the Government take a stand to phase out single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. The move symbolises that the Ministry for the Environment has taken into account over 9300 submissions made by individuals, businesses and environmental advocacy groups to the Waste Free Future Consultation. OSOF was among […]

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From A Table By The Window.

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

HOW MANY YEARS has it been, I asked myself, since I climbed these stairs? That the little Wellington café was still in business after more than 40 years struck me as a miracle. And where better to meet the man who could still remember the events of 40 years ago – not least because he was there, in the thick of them?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 30th November 2018

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

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

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When It Comes To Huawei, Corporate Media Think “National Interest” Is The Dividend China Gets For Owning Us

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

It’s pretty interesting watching the reactions in the media to the GCSB disallowing Spark from using Huawei tech in the 5G network upgrade.

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GUEST BLOG: Jeanette Saxby – To the Editor of Stuff

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Bob, has visited Colorado once he states, well, I have been visiting Colorado since the 1980s and can state that the sky did not fall in. A short history lesson,  Mason Tvert successfully campaigned in Colorado for cannabis legalisation because it is less harm to public health than alcohol and won .

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 29th November 2018

By   /  November 29, 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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Dave Macpherson: The Fox is in the chicken run again!

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

GOVT APPOINTS DHB & MoH GROUP TO ADVISE WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS….

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SPECIAL REPORT: David Seymour – A Valid ‘Hit’ and a Colossal ‘Miss’

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

For lone ACT MP, David Seymour, November has been a “mixed bag”.  The leader of a near-non-existent Party scored this month – though only one was a try/goal/bowled-out. The other was a foul/offside/no-ball that all but negated his previous success.

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