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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 31st December 2018

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

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Holding National to Account

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Under National an increasing large number of people could overstay for ten years or more by rolling over their temporary visas and there was simply not enough money to monitor them…let alone the employers exploiting migrant workers.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – RUSSIA PHOBIA

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

since WW Two, American generated paranoia amongst its allies and the “International Community” (a figment of American mentality with no legal or actual substance and conceived to replace the United Nations as America’s puppet when they realised, they could no longer guarantee majority support in the institution they conceived in 1947), has run riot.

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Chris Bishop – The Patron Saint of Niche Policy

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Of all the things that need our immediate attention in this country – bring your own piss to horse gambling day seems pretty bloody low on the list right?  

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TWITTER WATCH: Best Left Wing Pundit 2018

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…start immense hatred and bitchy comments now!

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 30th December 2018

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2018 – the year that weirdly was (1)

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

In many respects, 2018 was a strange year in politics. From weird gender-focused terminology to ongoing subterranean machinations within the National Party as it came to grips with being in Opposition – 2018 was one for the history books.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – A very Hone New Year

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

So many Maori profess a love for Christianity and yet we copped the same shit as our Native American, and African American, and Aboriginal brothers and sisters.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – My last Christmas in prison?

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

This is a day when prisoners line up to make phone calls to family and we think of those that can’t be with us. I think of my children – Tyrone , Kane & Siobhan especially .

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Dr Liz Gordon: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

By   /  December 29, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

It’s great to get to the end of 2019 with my enthusiasm for blogging undimmed. My obsessions this year have mainly focused of the Thoughts of Chairman Trump, the Kindness of Jacinda Ardern and the potential for carving out of a new post-neoliberal political platform.  With, of course, a few dollops of life, love and intrigue thrown in. It has been a year, I suppose like most but more so, of hopes and fears. We are living in interesting times.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 29th December 2018

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No excuses – call Israel to account!

By   /  December 29, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The Israel Institute of New Zealand’s Director, Dr David Cumin, is demanding to know who was responsible for New Zealand’s abstention from voting on a procedural vote at the UN condemning the Palestinian Resistance movement, Hamas.

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‘Navigators & Naturalists’ – the book

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Navigators & Naturalists – French exploration of New Zealand and the South Seas 1769-1824 weaves together geographic, natural and human history.  It sets the scientific exploration of New Zealand and the Pacific in the context of the French Enlightenment with its veneration of science and philosophy and the quest to map the whole world – and everything in it – minerals, plants, animals and peoples, that fuelled the Age of Discovery.

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An end to inhumanity to whales is still a dream

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Japan has announced it will leave the International Whaling Commission, withdraw its ’scientific’ whaling fleet from the Southern Ocean and focus on ‘commercially harvesting’ whales from its own territorial waters.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 28th December 2018

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The dumbest people of 2018

By   /  December 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Social Media in 2018 ended up sounding like a cacophony of socially awkward competitively woke Millennials all calling each other out for not being subjectively outraged enough by each others hobby horse issues, but beyond them, there were some really dumb people.

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