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BREAKING: Peter Dunne quits politics – good riddance to the ‘willing seller’ of our civil rights

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

When NZ needed a check and balance to mass surveillance laws, Peter Dunne rolled over and sold us out. When he had the opportunity to show Helen Kelly compassion, he refused.

Good riddance Peter Dunne. 

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TOP at 3.5% in Poll – why is Gareth Morgan Trump tweeting when he should be Queenmaking?

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

TOP have hit 3.5% in one of the internal polls, as the election gets closer, they keep building towards possibly crossing the threshold, so why oh why is Gareth Morgan Trump tweeting garbage tweets about Jacinda when he should be positioning to be the Queenmaker?

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By promising billions in roads, National making same bribery mistake for election they made in Northland

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

If only National loved the homeless as much as they love roads! Can we pretend the mental health system is a road and get National to fund it properly?

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Why I’m Not Celebrating Steve Bannon’s Ouster From The White House

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

At the time of writing, it’s been perhaps sixteen hours since news of Steve Bannon’s resignation broke. And dependent upon which side of the aisle you’re sitting on, this is either the best news since the Emancipation Proclamation because an alleged far-right apocalyptic ideologue has been turfed out of a position of power … or […]

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“Pussycat” Collins and “Hollow Man” Joyce back down to corporate thieves

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

It’s no surprise to see the National government backing away from measures to enforce tax rules against multinational corporations operating in New Zealand.

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BOOM – Jacinda Ardern blows Town Hall apart with Labour launch

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

She then announced that she would change the Public Finances Act so that every budget had to announce not only the surpluses and deficits, but how many NZ children had been lifted out of debt.

Fuck me!

Somewhere Matthew Hooton, David Farrar and Jordan Williams all spontaneously burst into tears.

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We have a media more interested in Aaron Smith’s sex toilet texts than Bill English’s abuse of power texts

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Aaron Smith’s sex toilet romp is actually more important to the corporate media than Bill English secretly paying a former staff member a small fortune to protect one of his MPs that National were dependent upon to get legislation through.

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Cowards Bill English and Jonathan Coleman flee protestors at Dunedin Hospital

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

It says something about how dire under funding in health has become that the Prime Minister and Minister for Health have to flee protestors like cowards.

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One Day Out with Green Team #5

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

As part of my contribution to the Green party election campaign, I joined the Green’s Billboard Team #5. Our team was assigned to the Rimutaka Electorate – and it was an eventful day…

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New UMR Poll – National 40%, Labour 37%, Green 8%, NZ First 9%

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

The rich white male broadcasters of the corporate mainstream media were trying to convince voters this election that it was a sleepwalk to victory for National. To date, every poll over the last month has proven every single one of them wrong.

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NZ’s huge criminal underclass created from political choice

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Criminals aren’t born, they’re created. They’re created in response to a combination of factors such as socioeconomic status (poverty) and class (social marginalisation and exclusion), family dysfunction, illiteracy, unemployment, substance abuse and mental ill-health. And they’re created by punitive laws, ‘penal populism’ leading to policies ‘strong on law and order’, unconscious bias in the police force, and subsequent distortions in remand terms and conditions, sentencing and incarceration.

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It’s A Question Of Values, My Friends: What The Greens Must Do To Survive

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

New Zealand needs the Greens in Parliament. Not to turn New Zealand into a “thriving green economy” filled with “booming businesses”, but to remind us, at every possible opportunity, that “people are more important than progress”, and that a better world is possible.

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LATEST ROY MORGAN POLL: National 42.5% Labour 32.5% Green 9% NZ First 11.5%

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The latest Roy Morgan Poll backs up the trend for Labour to grow, but not the horrific meltdown of the Greens…

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Quick – Auckland Transport, build another pink cycle way

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Auckland Transport is one of the most corrupt bodies in Auckland, and manages to get away with any real public transport obligations by throwing the trainspotters over at Greater Auckland the odd pink cycleway and hipster pet project while doing sweet fuck all for the long suffering working class public transport users. 

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The Liberal Agenda – Labour’s 2017 Campaign Launch

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

WHAT: Labour Party Election Launch

WHERE: Auckland Town Hall

WHEN: 1pm Sunday

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NZ Government taken to Court for hiding war crimes

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Let’s just do one thing for the civilians and children butchered by John Key’s war crime, if the ruling comes down and finds us guilty. Key must be stripped of his knighthood. 

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