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What have we done?

By   /  October 11, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

I really had rather hoped that I wouldn’t be writing this so soon after the General Election, but here we are.

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A Mines Rescue brigadesman’s perspective on the Pike River Mine

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

John Key got his 3rd term, Peter Whittall is a free man and men in suits are still lying to people in tears.

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My brain hurts

By   /  September 13, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

This election year has been a really long nine months. The lies, the headlines, the spin, the policy, the chat, I am literally overloaded with information.

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The difference between Cunliffe & Key in the debate

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

It was with much interest that I watched the leaders debate on Thursday night. I watched with an open mind, always happy to have my opinion changed. Maybe John Key is all the wonderful things that many say about him, had I been missing something?

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Key’s arrogance as a leader

By   /  August 16, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

There is a lot that could be said about John Key at the moment but one thing that really irritates me about him is his complete lack of remorse or regret for the lies he’s told or the things he gets wrong. He’s never sorry. It makes him something other than human if he never makes a mistake. And I know he’s made them.

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The reality of inequality and poverty in NZ

By   /  August 2, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

Being working poor is about being stuck, it’s about doing everything you can and are told you should and you still aren’t getting ahead financially.

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The National Party are lying to us when it comes to their facts

By   /  July 19, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

The National Party are lying to us when it comes to their facts, figures and statistics. There are certain lines that each of the members has at one stage or another repeated. For example low unemployment, budget surplus, low crime rate, booming economy, like little repetitive catchphrases put out there to fool us.

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