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Want to save the planet? Eat more insects

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Order Cricket Pasta from The Daily Blog now!

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

“My eyes are the greatest eyes. They can look at any Sun. The Sun is terrific, but not as terrific as my eyes. I can cut a deal with the Sun that won’t burn my eyes and will build the wall. Mexicans will burn our eyes and I will burn North Korea.”

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Greenpeace tells farming leadership – show us the substance

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted. “It is great that farming leaders are beginning to appreciate just how much New Zealanders care about their rivers,” says agricultural campaigner Gen Toop. “But this pledge, without a plan to back it up, could be seen […]

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More primary healthcare needed – NZNO

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

NZNO welcomes proposed new initiatives from the current National-led Government to improve healthcare access to disadvantaged New Zealanders, but Associate Professional Services Manager Hilary Graham-Smith cautions against exaggerating expected uptake of schemes that involve the Community Services Card. “More families on low incomes being able to pay less for adult GP visits is welcome as […]

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Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s No.1 priority – CPAG

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating child poverty. During those ten years, housing became tragically unaffordable for many while Working for Families (WFF), the incomes policy tool to address child […]

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Liz Gordon – No hope for equality for women in next Parliament

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Women holding out for gender equality in Parliament after this election are likely to be disappointed.  The main mechanism for achieving gender equity within parties is the party list, and most of the parties that will do well in 2017 are far from gender equal. There are currently 38 women in parliament, and the outlook for doing much better is poor.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 23rd August 2017

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  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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New Labour Party Ad #LetsDoThis

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

New Labour Party Ad

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Jacinda’s speech was one of the most significant speeches in my political life

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Jacinda’s speech on Sunday was one of the most significant speeches in my political life and dare I say it, the life of this country.

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Protesters leaflet defence headquarters staff this morning

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

New Zealand Defence Force staff were leafletted this morning to mark the anniversary of the SAS raid on two Afghan villages where civilians were killed and injured. The leaflets said “Did you join NZDF to be part of war crimes and cover ups? Of course not.”

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

When irrelevant met desperate

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Students welcome free public transport announcement – NZUSA

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Students have welcomed the Green Party’s announcement today of free off-peak public transport for tertiary students. The policy covers students at university, polytechnic, wānanga, private training establishments, and people training through apprenticeships. The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) says that free public transport for students puts the country one step closer to a […]

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Students Against Sexual Violence – a call to action

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Students Against Sexual Violence—Otago Uni is releasing a booklet about sexual violence in the student community, distributed throughout the Otago University Dunedin campus. It is also available through group’s Facebook page: Students Against Sexual Violence – University Of Otago, https://www.facebook.com/SASVOtagoUni/ @SASVOtagoUni Due to intimidation by the University, an article about sexual violence which was scheduled […]

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Support for cannabis law reform remains high – NZ Drug Foundation

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Public support for cannabis law reform is as strong as ever, a new poll conducted for the NZ Drug Foundation shows. The Drug Foundation is urging political parties to make firm commitments to health-focused drug law during this election campaign. Almost two thirds of those surveyed want cannabis to be either legalised (28%) or decriminalised […]

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Flawed Public Private Partnership model needs to be ruled out for new Dunedin Hospital – ASMS

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

“A new public hospital for Dunedin is long overdue and very welcome but it needs to be fully funded by the Government instead of allowing private investors to profit at the expense of patient care,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He was commenting on Health Minister Jonathan […]

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – Campaign Diary

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Some ad-hoc adventures I’ve had over the last few weeks.

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