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Dave Macpherson: The Fox is in the chicken run again!

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

GOVT APPOINTS DHB & MoH GROUP TO ADVISE WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS….

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SkyCity union supports Pride Parade

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on SkyCity union supports Pride Parade

Skycity Employees Assocation of Unite Union is disappointed to learn via media that the Skycity Company is pulling out of the Pride Parade. SEA-Unite will be marching in solidarity with LGBT workers “no matter what”, says SEA-Unite convenor Joe Carolan. “We welcome the return of campaigning politics against all forms of discrimination and oppression to […]

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GUEST BLOG: PHILIP PATSTON: Our justice system – no guns or big guns – and nothing in between

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

What troubled me about this was that I had only two choices in terms of alerting someone to the obviously unusual experience of having a stranger come to my door asking for a cigarette: to do nothing or call the Police. It concerns me that there are only “no guns or big guns”, and nothing in between.

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EXCLUSIVE SCAM INVESTIGATION: Dr Liz Gordon – Healing the poor with Kangen water

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

The participants were mainly Māori and Pasifika, also two people with significant illnesses, one bloke who was morbidly obese (250kg, perhaps) and one very sceptical Dr Liz Gordon. My friend had heard good things about the therapeutic qualities of this water.  I did a bit of work on the internet before I went (got right to the point, searching ‘Kangen water scam’) and knew what to watch for.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – RACISM STILL RULES

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The best answer gets an iceblock. The brainiest answer gets the wrapper.

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Dr Liz Gordon – What it is like in prison

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Ole Bomber who runs this site lost his toys the other day over Kate Hawkesby’s discourse of contempt around prisoners.  Or, as he so poetically put it, the “boorish bruise of the very barbarism they (people like her) claim to recoil from”.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Drugs, crime and the stuffing of our prisons

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

This situation has reached crisis point – the prisons are overwhelmed by people who have mental illness, addictions to alcohol and drugs, and/ or both.  90% of the prison population has one or other, and 20% both. The number of people in prisons has gone up nearly 500% over 30 years, driven primarily by the surge in the use of illegal substances.

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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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