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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Striking Back At Empires

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Next time you go to an ATM machine have a look at the list of banks whose cards it takes. The new rulers of the world are closer than you think.

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Political Caption Competition

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

It’s not actually raining, this is people spitting 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 21st November 2018

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  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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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

“Ummmm, I think you’ll find Mr Pence that the Earth is older than 7000 years”

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 20th November 2018

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  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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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – ACT applauds Labour Policy

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

A press release by ACT yesterday applauding Labour’s neoliberal public /private “user pays” solution to paying for the water and sewerage infrastructure at the Millbrook housing development announced by Minister Phil Tywford, tells you that Right wing neoliberal economic thinking is still alive and well in our coalition government.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Twyford’s tram scheme based on questionable advice

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Despite the minister’s airy references to ‘experts’ it is the worrying lack of expert contestable advice that is his scheme’s greatest weakness.  Remarkable too is the lack of any ministerial interest or curiosity about Melbourne which has the biggest light rail system in the world and which is now building a heavy rail connection to Melbourne International Airport.  

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Dr Liz Gordon: Predators in our community

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The big red truck with “Home Direct” on the side comes down my street quite frequently, and indeed I think the owner lives somewhere nearby.  It represents one facet of the predatory high-cost lending market for those with few assets.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

TFW you aren’t part of the joke

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 19th November 2018

By   /  November 19, 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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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

National Party recruitment drive 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 18th November 2018

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  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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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 17th November 2018

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: A judge just ordered Trump to reinstate CNN’s Jim Acosta’s White House press pass
4: How the tourism industry underpins illegal Israeli settlements
3: Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn’t Lead Senate Democrats.
2: Exclusive: WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide
1: Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

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Workers protest low pay and wage theft at leading computer retailer – First Union

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Today’s ‘black Friday’ sale at New Zealand’s largest computer and I.T. retailer is a dark day indeed for its workers.  It seems PB Tech achieves its bargain basement prices through paying staff low wages. Minimum wage employer PB Tech is also in trouble with its workers over not paying staff for all time worked. The […]

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TOP Leadership Election Candidates announced

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Opportunities Party has announced candidates for the Leadership and Member Representative roles in the party elections to be held in early December. The candidates for Leader of the party are: Anthony Singh Amy Stevens Jessica Hammond Doube Donna Pokere-Phillips Geoff Simmons The candidates for Member Representative are: Jemma Penelope Adam Dalgleish Benjamin Wylie-van Eerd […]

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Tauranga rough sleeping ban vote callous – AAAP

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Tauranga council voted in favour of a bylaw banning begging and rough sleeping within 5m of public entrances to retail and hospitality premises in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Greerton. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the move by the Tauranga council towards introducing such bylaw and stands in solidarity with Community Angels Tauranga and other […]

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