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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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I feel sorry for our future generations

By   /  July 5, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

I feel sick when I think of the mess that my kids will have to sort out and clean up, as they grow up and grow old.

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What the Glenn Report tells us

By   /  June 21, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

This week saw the release of the Glenn Report, a report on child abuse and domestic violence in New Zealand. It makes for pretty depressing reading. Also this week we see another senseless murder of one of our children, an 8 month old killed and a man charged with his murder, It’s heart breaking to me. We have the 5th highest rate of child abuse in the OECD.

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The System

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

I can’t help thinking that the system is flawed. I wish I didn’t and then I could just blindly comply and get on with it.

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The Prime Minister is the number one Minister in this country

By   /  May 25, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

It would seem that once again this week that John Key has displayed his characteristic “brain fades” otherwise known as lies. His claims around his relationship and subsequent hiring of his old school friend Ian Fletcher to the head of the GCSB role were quiteblatantly untrue.

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National has had 6 long years in power

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

National has had 6 long years in power. That is plenty of time to make our country great, for us to be the envy of other countries, for our clean green innovative country to be a world leader in getting it right. So Mr. Key, just what have you done for NZ in that time?

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My vote is up for grabs

By   /  April 26, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

My vote in this year’s election, is up for grab’s. I am so far undecided which party to give it to. It is there for the taking if someone wants to have it.

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Moral Compass

By   /  April 12, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Some days I find myself dismayed at the state of our country. I look around and I hear and read things and find myself at a loss as to what has happened here. Sympathy, empathy and understanding seem to be slipping away before our very eyes.

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Modern political apathy difficult to fight

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

I believe our Government and many others around the world to be dumbing down much of its population, having us too busy, tired and stressed to stop and think. Many of us are quite simply worn out and worn down. So much of our time and thoughts are given to managing our lives, that we literally have very little brain space left to think about much else.

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It’s someone’s fault

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson  /  3 Comments

I want to know what happened to accountability with our Government and it’s departments.    If I do something wrong or make a mistake and I damage or break something whether I meant to do it or not, then I am accountable, I am responsible, I did it, did I not?   We as a […]

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