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GUEST BLOG: Suzie Dawson – Thompson & Clark

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

For 6 years I have been publicly naming Thompson & Clark Investigations Limited for having been involved in the political targeting of me for my activism and journalism.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – The real story behind the Crewe Murders

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I looked at the stuff recently produced about Cold Cases and by among others, two for whom I have respect as journalists:  Carol Hirschfeld and Paula Penfeld. But when it got to the Crewe homicide, I tossed the article aside.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Voting Blind in Britain and New Zealand

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Almost 2 years ago the people of Britain were given what seemed a simple choice. Did they want to stay in the EU or leave? They voted (narrowly) to leave.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Corrections attack on free speech

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Note they wanted the whole page removed ; not just 1 post.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Corporate Welfare

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The central idea of free market capitalism is that governments should not interfere in the marketplace – that businesses should succeed or fail on their own merits . But what actually happens with big companies and financial institutions is that in good times shareholders gleefully pocket the profits, while in bad times governments bail them […]

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Lightning strikes prison

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Our unit phone is out of action today after a lightening bolt actually came down the wire and out of the handset . I’ve never seen anything like it .

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – One law for all?

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

…One law for the white man, another for the black man.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – You don’t get to risk my grandson’s future.

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Just a head’s up. Climate Change deniers don’t get to post on my page.

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GUEST BLOG: John Tamihere – Our babies deserve better

By   /  December 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

This is not the city or country I want.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Drug reform

By   /  December 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

When you are in Government you can either continue doing things that don’t work but make the angry happy, or you can challenge counter productive policy and push for change.

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MUST READ GUEST BLOG: Vanessa Kururangi – Throwing my weight around

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

I am a poet/creative writer. I don’t claim to know facts or statistics. This piece is offered purely as a creative response to recent (and historic) events, speaking to how women and girls are forced to navigate the World throughout their lives. 

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – Bok Tour reflection 2018

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

Yes, the tour had a profound effect on my life.

Initially I couldn’t give damn about the Tour.  I had better things to than traipse around the country looking after rugby players

But defeat of the police at Hamilton was a humiliation felt by the police and I was no exception.  I wanted revenge. Therefore, I wanted the Tour to continue so the police could redeem.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Why? What’s it to you?

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

“Well, actually…I like children!”

This is the response African-American novelist and poet Alice Walker gave when she was asked why she wanted to go to Gaza. 

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Calm down Duncan Garner

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

To be honest, I haven’t seen such hateful commentary by ordinary Kiwis in a long time, and that deeply concerns me as a New Zealander more than it does as a Māori because we have to find ways to accept one another and live together in this country.

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GUEST BLOG: John Tamihere – Education

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Teachers and our kids deserve better. Next to being a parent, teaching is the toughest and most undervalued societal role. Teachers deserve more. They nurture the mind’s which become our nations future.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Keeping Jails full to honour SERCO contract

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I’ve attached an article below. It’s American and a bit dated but it rings true in this country TODAY. Read it and you’ll understand how Serco and our own government have screwed us. Then join us in the MARCH ON PARLIAMENT 1PM 6 DEC 2018 to ask the question …

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