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Labour’s New Student Allowance Destined for Failure – Aotearoa Students’ Alliance

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Responding to news of Labour’s new $50 boost to student allowances and living costs, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students’ Alliancesays: “Give it 10 years and we’ll be back to square one. A $50 boost now does nothing for those students in the future who face higher costs through rent price inflation.” “If Labour […]

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Union Condemns ‘Amateurish’ Approach to Public Safety – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

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

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), which represents Locomotive Engineers and on-board crews on Auckland’s passenger trains, today slammed Auckland Transport for its ill-conceived staffing plans for Auckland’s rail network. ‘’We met with representatives of Auckland Transport at their request yesterday to discuss the introduction of so-called ‘Transport Officers’ on the railway and we […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

TAME: A moment ago, you said that you ordered Lt. Kendrick to tell his men that Santiago wasn’t to be touched.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

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: Willie Jackson – Bringing dignified work back for our people

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

New Zealand has an employment crisis that the last National Government has refused to engage with and this denial has left tens of thousands of Kiwi workers without the wages, job security and dignity that employment can give them.

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GUEST BLOG: Deirdre Sims – Mainland Poultry expose

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Mainland want to build their mega factory farm in a small Waikato valley called Orini and many of the neighbours are already mobilising to stop them. The locals are worried about stinky odour from the farm, increased heavy traffic, potential pollution of their local river and many simply just don’t want a ginormous animal prison in their back yard.

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Pike agency a huge step forward – Stand With Pike

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

Bernie Monk, who lost his son Michael in the disaster, says the agency represents a huge step forward for truth and justice. “After seven years of stalling and of being fobbed off by the last government, we’re now making great strides towards re-entering the drift and recovering remains and evidence. “This is really important to […]

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Complex DNA law needs rewrite – Law Commission

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Complex DNA law needs rewrite The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. DNA contains a huge amount of personal information. It is therefore important that the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 is clear and protects people’s rights. Donna Buckingham is responding […]

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Where is New Zealand’s Refugee Policy Headed Next? – Refugee Council of New Zealand

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

What are New Zealand’s next steps to help resolve the Manus Island crisis? How will New Zealand’s proposed places for ‘climate change refugees’ work? How can we change policy so asylum seekers get the same rights as quota refugees? Join our newest MP, New Zealand’s first former refugee, who will address, ‘Where is New Zealand’s […]

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Salvation Army Prepares for Increased Need

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Salvation Army prepares for increased need as statistics climb leading into Christmas The number of people needing welfare support from The Salvation Army is on the rise, prompting a plea to the New Zealand public to help break poverty this Christmas. From July to September this year, more than 10,000 people needed help with […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

NZ Prime Minister at the funeral of intelligent debate

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 21st November 2017

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  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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Spoof Coke ad showing the scale of ocean plastic – Greenpeace

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace has produced a spoof Coke ad showing the scale of ocean plastic As Coca Cola launch their new ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas TV advertisement, some of the brand’s fans have been viewing a version that’s a little more realistic. In an attempt to take advantage of Coke’s huge PR push at this time of […]

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – The kinda-new TPPA: We should have cautious optimism

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

If New Zealand is going to actively push this, then let’s hope the zombified agreement is one that benefits New Zealand and the people of the countries involved, and is not a Frankenstein-monster Labour regrets. I have hope that it will be, but the devil is in the detail.”

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Fonterra ‘Desperate’ to Restore Public Support for Dairy – NZ Fish and Game Council

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry. Fonterra has just launched what it describes as “an ambitious plan” to improve the country’s freshwater quality, including farming within environmental […]

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Former Green MP Denise Roche selected to contest Waitematā Local Board by-election

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

City Vision is pleased to announce that former Green MP Denise Roche has been selected as their candidate for the by-election for the Waitematā Local Board.  Voting packs will be delivered from Friday 26 January 2018 with voting closing at noon on Saturday 17 February 2018.   Robert Gallagher, Chair of City Vision says that […]

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