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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Make Money Über Alles?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A friend has alerted me to a story that I missed when it was printed in the business section of the Oct 07 Press. Just when an Arms Fair was being held in Wellington, promoting the latest in weaponry, the Press ran a story ‘Unease at innovation agreement with Israel’. The story reports on NZ and […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

Are you sure this is how we scare Winston?

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Jacinda’s speech – Let’s do this – Labour’s election campaign launched

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Jacinda launching her Labour Party election campaign as leader

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – Shaw Thing

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Now that the dust is settling on the Turei resignation, it might be time to have a dispassionate look at why she had quit as leader of the Greens.

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Migrant workers launch research report on the plight of Filipino dairy workers

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Migrant workers launch research report on the plight of Filipino dairy workers

migrant workers launch research report on the plight of Filipino dairy workers   When: August 19, 1pm onwards Where: FIRST Union conference centre, 1st floor, 120 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland 1061 Who: The Union Network of Migrants What: Research report launch   As the government pushes ahead with its plan to implement a “12 month rule” for migrants, despite […]

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Rail union slams Auckland rail operator’s “profit before people” attitude

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Rail union slams Auckland rail operator’s “profit before people” attitude   The union representing Auckland train crews is slamming the company running Auckland commuter trains, the French-owned Transdev, for excluding workers from a critical safety audit on the basis its health and safety system is “commercially sensitive.”   “Transdev wrote to us yesterday saying that […]

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Orchard workers told to drink irrigation water on the job – First Union

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Orchard workers told to drink irrigation water on the job – First Union

  Orchard workers who were told to drink irrigation water win the right to filtered water on the job   The union representing T&G workers in Kerikeri has won drinkable water for its workers.    The victory, a small but important one, comes after the union learned workers were being made to drink irrigation water […]

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Medical emergency on train shows staff critical for public safety – RMTU

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Medical emergency on train shows staff critical for public safety – RMTU

                  Medical Emergency on Train Shows Staff Critical for Public Safety Yesterday’s emergency on a train approaching Auckland’s Britomart station shows the importance of on-board staff for the safety of the travelling public, said the union representing train crews. “Our information is that the timely action of the […]

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Labour’s employment policy gives working people something to vote for – First Union

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour’s employment policy gives working people something to vote for – First Union

  Labour’s employment policy gives working peope something to vote for   The 27,000-strong FIRST Union has described Labour’s newly Employment Policy as giving its members something to vote for.   “FIRST Union represents a large number of low paid and vulnerable workers,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.   “The current employment […]

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – SBW, Mike King and Nicky Hager should be getting honours

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

It’s another Queen’s Birthday Honours list and although I have never been a supporter of this nonsense and hope that one day we throw out this outdated way of honouring Kiwis, I have to admit there are certainly a couple of people who deserve their honours.

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 17th May 2017

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 17th May 2017

5: Trump Reportedly Shared Classified Intel with Russia to Show Off
4: Erdogan and Trump discuss expanding cooperation
3: Trump Says He Divulged Intelligence to Russians Because He’s Such a Great Guy
2: An Impeachable Offense? Questions Swirl as Trump Accused of Sharing Top Secret Intel with Russians
1: Trump: I shared information with Russia and I had ‘absolute right’ to do so

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – Will Winston Put NZ First?

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

One of the great conundrums of Kiwi politics is the Peters problem. Unless there is a massive drop in votes for National, Labour will need NZ First’s assistance to form the next government. And that support will almost certainly come at the expense of the Greens, who are likely to be sidelined as part of any coalition arrangement.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY!

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY!

SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY! Could this be the motto of New Zealand mainsteam media, as regards world news that is in any way critical of Israel?

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First Union – Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on First Union – Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found

Former Pumpkin Patch employees “over the moon” as new funds found After almost six months of nervous waiting, former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch are “over the moon” as KordaMentha confirms former staff at Pumpkin Patch Ltd (PPL) will receive their redundancy entitlements up to a $22,160 cap. Although retail staff […]

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Long delay in ambulance funding review putting patients at risk – First Union

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Long delay in ambulance funding review putting patients at risk – First Union

  Long delay in ambulance funding review putting patients at risk – union The union  representing approximately 1000 ambulance professionals in New Zealand is outraged at excessive delays to the Health Funding Review. In 2015 Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne commissioned a review into health funding for the ambulance sector. The review, carried out by businessman […]

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Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification – First Union

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification – First Union

Union requests investigation into Ceres’ organic certification The union representing distribution centre workers at organic food giant Ceres has written to BioGro NZ, the company’s organic certifier, to request a discussion and investigation into whether Ceres is meeting the social justice standards required for certification. Ceres Organics has a social responsibility under its BioGro certification […]

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