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Tax working group missed opportunity – Maori Council

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Tax working group missed the opportunity to move from accounting principles to human principles in tax reform: Maori Council Maori Council has welcomed the Governments desire to review the tax system but has said if they want to also bring in a well-being budget they need to make the shift from pure accounting principles to […]

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Record Funds Raised for School Children – Salvation Army

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Record Funds Raised for School Children – Salvation Army

Generous New Zealanders have made a record-breaking effort, raising more than $80,000 to help families struggling with back to school costs. The tenth Back to School fundraiser by Warehouse Stationery saw New Zealanders donate $83,752 – helping thousands of families who turn to the Salvation Army for help, to cover items such as school uniforms […]

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4 Tips for Beginners How to Choose the Best E-Juice

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

More than 700,000 New Zealanders have now given up traditional cigarettes, which is a significant achievement for such a small nation. While there are still a large number of people who are yet to stamp out the habit, it’s clear to see that alternative options such as vaping are showing people there are potentially safer […]

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The Greatest Crime In Human History?

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

So overwhelming was this sudden depopulation of the Americas that it ended up affecting the global climate. Human communities across the Americas had relied upon wood for heating and construction. Forest clearance was also necessary for the cultivation of crops. The sudden elimination of millions of human beings, leading to the disappearance of entire communities, led to the rapid advancement of forests across thousands of square miles on both continents. The increased sequestration of carbon which resulted from this natural process of reforestation lowered the level of atmospheric CO2 and triggered what became known as the “Little Ice Age” of the Seventeenth Century.

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GUEST BLOG: Alex Sims on blockchain

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

In the panel on a knowledge at the hui in October 2018 on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy for New Zealand Alex Sims, an academic at the Commercial Law Department of Auckland University, introduced the game changing impacts of blockchain.  

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MINTO’S LAST NORTH ISLAND KILOMETRE IN WALK FOR PALESTINE

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The last kilometre for Palestine! I’ll be walking the last kilometre of the North Island section of Te Araroa this Friday 1 March. If you are in Wellington and can make it I’d love you to join me. It will be from Houghton Bay to Island Bay leaving Houghton Bay at 12 noon. Wear your Palestinian solidarity T shirt and bring flags and banners etc to support he struggle for freedom in Palestine. Please help spread the word to friends and family who are in Wellington and encourage them to join me.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Political Caption Competition

Words to live by

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 28th February 2019

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 28th February 2019

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

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Apartheid in Aotearoa New Zealand – yes, it does exist

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  97 Comments

Minister Tracey Martin has a moment in our history to do the right thing. Fran Wilde led the way with gay law reform.

But the movement for social justice and inclusion did not end thirty-three years ago. Just as the feminist movement still has much to accomplish.

We cannot, as a society, exclude a small minority by creating a system or practice that separates people according to their status as trans-gendered.

That is apartheid.

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SAFE and the Animal Justice League to protest at Rodeo National Finals

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SAFE and the Animal Justice League to protest at Rodeo National Finals

SAFE and the Animal Justice League will be protesting at the Rodeo National Finals in North Canterbury next weekend, as another season of animal cruelty and deaths nears its end. The protest, which is supported by World Animal Protection, HUHA, and Farmwatch, is taking place outside the Rodeo National Finals at the Mandeville Sports Grounds […]

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Former PM ordered to pay creditors $6 million

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

The legacy of both the Bolger and the Shipley neoliberal governments was that they opened up a huge gap between the rich and the poor in our country. They slashed benefits for example , as a result of which all the diseases that affect poor children the most all shot up.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Hark hark the dogs do bark – Tax Speculation Fever

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Speculation is rife about a CGT and downstream effects amongst the MSM because there is nothing else to talk about for keyboard warriors who never learned to investigate a damned thing.

Sure there is other news – like former National PM Jenny Shipley demonstrating that National are indeed economic wizards and better fiscal managers than anyone by ripping off subcontractors and earning herself a $6 MILLION fine from the courts.

But the facts about National is not the speculative sugar on the daily porridge that the MSM are obsessing over is it?

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GUEST BLOG: Melanie Webber – Free trade and education

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Melanie Webber – Free trade and education

In the panel on a knowledge at the hui in October 2018 on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy for New Zealand Melanie Webber looked at challenges confronting internationalised education.  

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Waatea News Column: Corrections NZ – from White Supremacist Uprisings to Māori Nationalists – who is the actual threat?

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It’s not odd that Corrections is trying to ascertain how many prisoners might become terrorists because of the oppressive and violent environment they create, what is odd is that they aren’t looking at how their environment creates that extremism nor that they seem to have learnt anything about the inadequacy of their so called ‘intelligence’ abilities.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

People who have the basic personality skills to actually have consensual sex however do not recommend this book.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 27th February 2019

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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

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