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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

How much for an Indian MP?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 21st October 2018

By   /  October 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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GUEST BLOG: 44year old mum – my first experience of Parliament

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I came to the conclusion that if we lowered the standard in school and only expected our kids to behave to the level of maturity of our MPs then school would be a heck of a lot easier for our special kids. In the mere hour I was there multiple MPs left the chambers for short times ….. we expect 6 year olds to go to the toilet in break times so surely the people discussing issues that impact real lives could do likewise!

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AMP is the first financial organisation to become Living Wage accredited

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand is excited to announce the first financial sector business to become a Living Wage Employer. AMP, the financial services company with a wide range of operations, has over 450 employees in New Zealand. Those workers will now all be receiving at least the Living Wage rate of $20.55 per hour, […]

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It’s time for the punitive, stigmatising nature of welfare to change – CPAG

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Privacy Commissioner inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practices and joins the AAAP’s call for the department to end cruel and invasive practices that can have devastating impacts on children. “In particular, the watchdog approach that MSD encourages of the public fosters a culture of […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

JACINDA: I drank an enormous amount of scotch with Winston, this better pay off

GRANT: Did I leave the oven on?

JACINDA: YEEEEEEEEEES

GRANT: I have to leave, I’ve left the oven on 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 19th October 2018

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  14 Comments

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

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Toothless rodeo recommendations bowing to animal abusers – SAFE

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

SAFE is furious at the “toothless tweaks” put forward in new recommendations for rodeo. The animal charity says the long-awaited report by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is extremely disappointing and fails to implement any meaningful changes. The major recommendation is for the development of a “rodeo animal welfare forum” comprising of rodeo participants, […]

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Latest updates on double bunking legal challenge

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Corrections only gave me an hours notice of the AVL High Court callover at 9.30am today where Justice Lang would hear arguments from myself and the Crown on timetabling of disclosures and the Hearing on the “double bunking at Waikeria” case

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Record numbers needing hardship assistance from WINZ

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The latestMSD quarterly report shows that over $100 million was granted for hardshipassistance to almost 350,000 people by Work and Income in the September 2018quarter, an increase of almost $30 million from the same quarter last year.While hardship assistance has been steadily increasing over time, core benefit levels and numbers of people receiving supplementary benefit […]

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Creepy McCreep Pants aka Jami-Lee Ross leaves parliament today – Darren Watson

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Creepy McCreep Pants aka Jami-Lee Ross leaves parliament today. So I’ve knocked up a quick wee video to say goodbye.

Bye!

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Housing Charity backs call for Progressive Home Ownership option in KiwiBuild

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand agrees with the Salvation Army’s call for expanding access to home ownership through a form of Progressive Home Ownership as part of the government’s KiwiBuild scheme. The housing charity, which has assisted hundreds of families in New Zealand into home ownership since 1993, believes this would allow families who find […]

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Alternative trade strategy hui starts today, aims to set agenda for change

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A 2-day hui to explore what an alternative and progressive trade strategy should look like starts today at 9am at the Fale Pasifika at Auckland University, and will be livestreamed on itsourfuture.org.nz/hui-2018/. Co-sponsors include The NZ Council of Trade Unions, It’s Our Future, Doctors for Healthy Trade, Ora Taiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council, […]

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NZNO supports NZEI, says urgent negotiations should continue

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the New Zealand Educational Institute’s (NZEI’s) strong stand over pay that may result in regional primary school teacher strikes in November. However, it is encouraging all parties to resolve issues urgently in a way that reflects the true value of New Zealand teachers and avoids the need for […]

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AAAP welcomes Privacy Commissioner Inquiry into MSD

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Privacy Commissioner has launched an inquiry under the Privacy Act 1993 into the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) investigative practises. This comes almost a month after Auckland Action Against Poverty released an OIA report which highlighted MSD’s invasive investigation practises, that allows the Ministry to pry into people’s sex life. People on the benefit […]

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Wellington supports the bus drivers – Unions Wellington

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

With Wellington bus drivers preparing to strike on October 23, union members around the city have pledged support. Hundreds of people are expected to rally in Cuba Mallat noon on Labour Day, protesting the destruction of our once proud public transport system by the Regional Council and Tranzit, and in solidarity with the pending bus […]

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