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Dr Liz Gordon – Putting us first

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

I got to thinking that, while the government is doing a lot of things, I have yet to hear any sign of a ‘buy New Zealand’ strategy emanating from Government.  Aren’t we over neo-liberalism enough yet to know that it is good business to make and buy our own stuff?

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – new strides at Waikeria prison

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

I had a productive session this week with Prison Inspector Jason Eakins regarding some recent issues I raised with the Inspectorate .

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GUEST BLOG: Roger Fowler – Sweden issues demands – but will Peters say anything?

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The stark contrast of two governments to the illegal hijacking of flotilla boats & their citizens

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AAAP calls on Housing Minister to act to protect tenants

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy  The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up to at least the minimum wage. Auckland […]

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TDB midyear freedom of speech contributions drive

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – the last couple of months have shown us all just how crucial free speech platforms are right now, if you want to support independent blogs who have fought  to champion those spaces,  then we need your help.

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The Liberal Agenda – Send ‘jailhouse lawyer’ Arthur Taylor to Criminal Justice Summit Wellington 20-22 August

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Arrange for inmate, advocate and successful litigator Arthur Taylor to bring his unique experience and insight to this historic Hui. We want him to attend in person, and be able to do a presentation.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Hararwira – Israel doesn’t want you to see this

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Whenever a dictatorship says “don’t show this” we have an obligation to show it far and wide …

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Free Speech at work

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 12th August 2018

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  13 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   /  August 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  16 Comments

This is how I make my half baked ideas so quickly 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 11th August 2018

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  17 Comments

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

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Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes – First Union

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes The Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and Indian Workers Association (IWA) welcome the new immigration changes announced today. We made submissions on behalf of migrants and requested migrants to also do the same. We are glad that the government has listened to the most vulnerable voices and made further […]

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FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a Government investigation into bus safety in New Zealand following three bus crashes within 10 days. He says the Ministry of Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency will carry out the investigation. FIRST Union is relieved the Government is concerned about the industry, but has reservations regarding a […]

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NZNO: Chief Executive releases detail of results

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Chief Executive Memo Musa says, that in consultation with key NZNO staff, and following the conclusion of bargaining NZNO has made the decision to release the overall details of the DHB MECA ratification vote. As announced this Tuesday the ratification of the final offer was accepted by a significant majority of members covered by the […]

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New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E Tu

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. The new policy will help get young Kiwis into apprenticeships by subsidising wages paid to 18-24 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months or more. E […]

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SAFE Wants Humane Treatment of Animals in Curriculum

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

SAFE calling for humane treatment of animals to be taught in schools following teenagers’ involvement in seal shooting. SAFE says four teenagers’ involvement in the shooting of a protected leopard seal near Dargaville shows a desperate need for compulsory animal education in schools. The animal was fatally shot in the face at Glinks Gully Beach […]

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