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GUEST BLOG: Anonymous – the horror of dealing with WINZ

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Heartless and sad to think the giant room full of WINZ staff can not see the right thing to do. Took me 1 visit 1 morning to see how needless that is. 5 security! More than any bank! 

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GUEST BLOG: Elizabeth Lea Vos – Online ‘Unity4J’ Vigil Reveals The Strength Of Support For Assange Among Journalists, Activists, Whistleblowers

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The Unity4J online vigil, which took place over the weekend, saw the participation of renowned activists, journalists, whistleblowers and even filmmakers who came together – despite vastly different personal and political backgrounds – to support efforts to reconnect and free WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief, Julian Assange. Assange has been trapped in conditions that amount to solitary confinement […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – PALESTINIAN LIVES MATTER !!!

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Another unarmed Palestinian shot by a heavily armed military that boasts that they know exactly what they are doing. She’s not the first to be killed , not even the first woman, not the first paramedic. Maybe the first woman paramedic to be targeted.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – National’s contamination hysteria aimed at state tenants

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

We had state tenants kicked out of state homes living at our local marae when Te Puea opened their doors to the homeless in 2016. We saw the impact of this policy, and it was needlessly mean. Grandmothers having kids taken from them, mothers and children being forced to sleep on the floor, vulnerable families put through needless stress and harm.

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GUEST VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Childhood abuse and impacts in adulthood

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Childhood abuse and impacts in adulthood… and how we can improve upon these issues in nz

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GUEST BLOG: Philip Patston – Anti-social housing – it’s here but no-one’s saying it

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

I don’t know about other “social” housing providers, but from my first-hand experience and the revelations of the meth myth, I know that HNZC does not have the competence or commitment to provide anything else but anti-social housing.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Making a Killing on making a killing

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Our NZ Superfund invests in BlackRock. We as a nation are war profiteering. 

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GUEST BLOG: Vinnie Molina – The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela shall overcome!

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

At the invitation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Ministry I had the opportunity to represent the CFMEU WA branch to witness the historic Presidential elections on Sunday 20th May.

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GUEST BLOG: The High Cost of Fast Fashion – Is it time for a revolution and mandatory grading?

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

As Kiwis, we like to think of these issues as ‘far away’ or not our problem to own. However, the truth is many New Zealand consumers purchase imported clothing and are therefore contributing to this problem without realising it. Rather than remaining naive, we propose that Kiwis become more accountable for their actions.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Trams to Auckland airport – is this really a Super idea?

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

I trust the government is getting good advice on this proposal because the worry is that when it comes to choice of rail mode to the airport, it clearly doesn’t have good advice at all. Opting for widely criticised light rail (trams) instead of heavy rail (trains) to the airport is a very high-risk call; one taken on dubious technical advice and without a business case.  

It also out of line with international best practice.

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GUEST BLOG: Matthew Hooton – My position on NBR

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

For those asking, yes, Todd Scott filed a Statement of Claim against me in the High Court today. He alleges that it was negligent for me to have sent NBR the column I did about Steven Joyce. Consequently, despite the column having been published in the NBR after being read and subedited by several NBR staff including editor Duncan Bridgeman, Todd says I should have to pay some or all NBR’s costs and any losses it suffers from Mr Joyce’s litigation.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Explosive new allegations about Christchurch Prison

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Daily Blog is right about Christchurch Prison’s problems and a lot hasn’t come out yet.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The Budget and Māori

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s appropriate that I give my view on our just released Budget. Already you have seen the misinformed and nonsensical views from the National and Māori Party on how ‘wonderful’ they were last time and how we ‘missed the boat’ this time. So let me tell you just how big the boat is that we have caught.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – War Crimes? Of Course!

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

So why doesn’t New Zealand summon the Israeli Ambassador? Are we more indifferent to atrocities being committed? Also, as others have pointed out,  the Working Holidays Scheme for young Israelis should be stopped.

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GUEST BLOG: Gareth Morgan – Weak Analyses Plus Political Bias

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The TWG has been set an impossible mission – improve the tax regime, make it more efficient and fair, but don’t recommend any changes to the tax treatment of owner occupied housing. And another – make the tax system fairer but don’t deal with the interface between tax rates and welfare (which is just negative tax after all).

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – The lies of Hobsons Pledge

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Just to clear up the racist lies and propaganda that Hobsons Pledge are spreading about our founding national document the Treaty of Waitangi.

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