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Serious concerns with Nationals proposed new equal pay law – NZCTU

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Government has today tabled the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill with the first reading expected next week. CTU Vice President Rachel Mackintosh has serious concerns about the content and direction of this Bill, “we are carefully examining the detail of this proposed law but it does look as though it will be […]

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Emissions Trading Scheme review – Expert reaction – Science Media Centre

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Government has announced a package of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a review of the system. Agriculture was not included in the scope of the review and while the ETS will be re-opened to international units, with limitations, the timeframe on this has not yet been set. The SMC asked experts […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 27th July 2017

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 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   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

I’ve got my big boy pants on

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Ground-breaking, virtual reality, pig farm footage released – SAFE

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

SAFE and Farmwatch have released a brand-new investigation into pig farming in New Zealand, using both hidden camera footage, and a ground-breaking, New Zealand-first, look at a pig farm with virtual reality technology. The never before witnessed footage was obtained by Farmwatch at a pig factory farm in the Waikato, using both hidden and hand-held […]

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 26th July 2017

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5:  Trump Forced Boy Scouts to Listen to a Story About Rich Friends and Yachts
4:  Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study
3:  Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on U.S.-Mexico Border
2:  SENATORS PROMISE TO AMEND ISRAEL BOYCOTT BILL AFTER BACKLASH
1:  Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 26th July 2017

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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

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Strong support from medical community for Healthy Homes Bill – Labour Party

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

More than a thousand medical professionals, medical students, and other New Zealanders have shown their support for Labour’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.   Andrew Little received a petition today from Medical Students for Global Awareness in support of his Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill ahead of its second reading […]

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Research Association New Zealand Political Polling Guidelines

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

With the election only two months away the noise around political polling is getting understandably louder. So Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) is providing a helpful little guide on reading and reporting polls for journalists which you can download from http://www.researchassociation.org.nz/political-polling The key points of the media guide (last page) are: 1. Check your source. […]

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No signs of real improvement for poorest families, says CPAG

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

No signs of real improvement for poorest families, says CPAG The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. For those suffering the worst of poverty, there has been very little change at all, according to […]

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Zombie Actors Protest TPPA At Auckland Trade Office – Real Choice

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A mock zombie virus outbreak was quarantined this morning at the offices of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in Auckland. The stunt was performed by anti-TPPA campaigning group Real Choice, as they released a demand for the NZ government to end their efforts to resurrect the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The agreement […]

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Sweet Rebellion: campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Dr. Tiffany Parmenter, BSc(hons), PhD on behalf of Sweet Rebellion. Recently, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we undertook a project aiming to devise strategies to address childhood obesity. During the course of this week-long project, we discovered that in the Growing Up in New Zealand Study, 5% of four-year-olds were found to be […]

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Rogercomic: the socialist Aotearoa that might have been…

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Rogercomic is a comic published by the Socialist Alliance in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 1986.

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Liz Gordon – Epic media fail in NZ

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

We had been preparing the story for weeks. A huge research project, a scholarly article in a good journal, a well-known charity behind us.  It was our “I, Daniel Blake” story for New Zealand.  

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Dad Pizza Delivery Company

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Tuesday 25th July 2017

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5:  What Young New Zealanders Would Spend Their Free Money On
4:  Trump’s son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion
3:  ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI, TRUMP’S NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, SAID CITIZENS UNITED MADE POSSIBLE A “SLEEPER CELL” OF HEDGE FUND MANAGERS
2:  Criminologist Phil Stinson: Police Shoot & Kill About 1,000 People Every Year in U.S.
1:  Newly Declassified Documents Confirm U.S. Backed 1953 Coup in Iran Over Oil Contracts

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