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Groan – Oh come on Green Party – are you even trying now?

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

After righteously attacking anonymous donations and anonymous money they are running a donations campaign using an anonymous donor.

Sigh.

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While Jacinda Ardern battles white supremacy and hate crimes, Simon Bridges has started a fight with a slushy

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The Leader of the Opposition picking a fight against a slushy is one thing

Losing that fight is another

Maybe Simon needs to start with a less formidable beverage, how about a weak cup of tea? Start there & if you beat it it, then move up to a Milo

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The Liberal Agenda – Mediating Terror

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  6 Comments

Seven weeks after the Christchurch mosque shootings it is time to reflect upon the mediated nature of these traumatic events. To this end, the Journalism, Media and Democracy research centre has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss the interrelated themes of online white extremism, media depictions of terrorism, terror and security and representations of Islam.

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1080 drops could be a thing of the past if New Zealand followed Australia by harnessing gene editing solutions. – TOP

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand’s outdated legislation for genetic modification is hindering our ability to effectively solve major environmental challenges such as predator control and kauri dieback.   The Opportunities Party proposal would update New Zealand’s genetic modification laws in line with recent changes in Australia. It would enable scientists to use gene editing, which has identical outcomes […]

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – Only God knows why he did not protect Notre Dame Cathedral.

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I totally reject any and all forms of religion.  I had enough of that – force fed as a kid at stage of life when one is supposed to believe what the grown-ups say.  Today I have no problem with any religion as long as they who subscribe, keep their activity to themselves.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – the real scandal behind the Slushy machines in prison

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

You will remember how hot it was during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 summers, It was even hotter for prisoners confined for most of the day [some 23 hours out of the 24] in a small cell, often sharing that small space with a cellmate. Well the guards, who weren’t locked in the cells so suffered nowhere near as much, got slushy machines….at taxpayer expense.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

While Jacinda battles white supremacy and hate crimes, Simon Bridges has started a fight with a slushy.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 29th April 2019

By   /  April 29, 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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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 29th April 2019

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 29th April 2019

5: What life is like after release from ICE detention
4: Spain votes in pivotal election marked by far-right resurgence
3: Unanswered Questions in the Mueller Report Point to a Sprawling Russian Spy Game
2: A “Death Trap” in Raqqa: Amnesty Finds U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Syrian Civilians
1: Labour hints at backing Brexit deal without promise of referendum

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Please Jesus, put these things behind the NZ Herald Paywall

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

That the Herald are willingly handing over their power to influence to just keep the lights going is a reminder of just how deeply Facebook has gutted their business model and another reason why any direct tax on Facebook and Google needs to be seen as a Public Broadcasting and Public Journalism fund.

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Mary, Mary – why you bugging?

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

I agree with Mary English’s concerns about euthanasia, but to equate that to youth suicide is ugly.

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DHBs’ false allegation on resident doctor union rights – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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

District Health Boards are misleading the public by repeatedly claiming the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) is the only health sector union with the right to control some of their working conditions and then falsely describing this right as a union office veto. Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Executive Director Ian Powell says ASMS negotiated a […]

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Special visas will help families realise their hopes – New Zealand Human Rights Commission

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Special visas will help families realise their hopes – New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission warmly welcomes the government’s decision to offer non-residents directly affected by the Christchurch terrorist attacks the opportunity to apply for a special permanent resident visa. New Zealand’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says, “In my time on the ground in Christchurch following the attacks, I have met single parents and […]

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Launch of the Aotearoa / NZ Anti-Capitalist Green Front

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  14 Comments

In the fight against climate catastrophe, we are impressed and encouraged by the movement that Extinction Rebellion is building. We are encouraged by the ability of Extinction Rebellion to call people onto the streets and push their demands to halt climate collapse. However, we believe that meeting these demands will not be possible without abolishing […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

These are the 3 children we will be sacrificing to God today to cleanse our sins for working with Trump. 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 28th April 2019

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

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

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