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GUEST BLOG: Barbara Creswell – Why are martial law military exercises being held in Local Communities?

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague said in July that documents released under the Official Information Act indicated that ‘the scope of law and regulation that the government is proposing to suspend, to facilitate these developments, is breath-taking’.

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GUEST BLOG: Nadine McDonnell – Why Harvey? Why now?

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The term sexual harassment is a bit distracting as the activity is more about power than sex.  Sex does often come into it – but most of the time it is about men using their power to abuse women in any way they can. 

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GUEST BLOG: 2 chain* – Happy Labour Day (except at Talley’s)

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

A Talley’s owned meat plant has given their workers an ultimatum; sign a new contract that includes an effective 85 cents per hour pay cut or be paid as a casual, with no sick days, no holidays, no production bonus and no rights of ongoing work. Oh, and no pay this Labour Day either.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Make Money Über Alles?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A friend has alerted me to a story that I missed when it was printed in the business section of the Oct 07 Press. Just when an Arms Fair was being held in Wellington, promoting the latest in weaponry, the Press ran a story ‘Unease at innovation agreement with Israel’. The story reports on NZ and […]

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GUEST BLOG: Tina Ngata – 2 MINUTE HISTORY LESSON

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

1835 – Māori: “We independent, better rec.”
Crown: “Sweet”
Settlers: “YOLO BITCHES”

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GUEST BLOG: Kim Isaac – the reality for single mums & dads

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The income breakdown you are looking at is of a single mum with one child living in South Auckland. The landlord notified a rise in the rent to “Market” rate of $550 per week for a basic, and run down home.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – BACK TO SCHOOL , NOT FOR EVERYONE!

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Jubbet Adh-Dhib is a small Palestinian village in the West Bank.  To get to school, children have had to walk several kilometres, on muddy rough trails. Moreover, they have  often been harrassed, sometimes violently,  by Israeli soldiers and ‘settlers’

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GUEST BLOG: Gael Baldock – Are some Kiwis feeling post-coital regret?

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I choose to believe that it’s not as simple as 46% of New Zealanders being selfish in choosing a tax cuts over free doctor’s visits and feeding the children? Instead it’s that type of campaign National chose to run and the “right-washing” of the press that left people confused.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Māori have spoken and cried ‘Labour’

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

We have seen our culture robbed of its rightful vibrancy and we have seen our fellow worker, Pasifika neighbour, migrant friend and beneficiary whānau hurt by a Government more focused on punishing them than genuinely helping them.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – It’s not the Yellow Peril or the Red Tide but China’s reborn imperialism that is invading NZ

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – It’s not the Yellow Peril or the Red Tide but China’s reborn imperialism that is invading NZ

This reactionary NACT regime has sold out to China like the parasitic ‘compradors’ – gentry dressed down as jumped-up land agents – they are. Nothing to do with ‘one party states’, ‘Red tides’ or ‘yellow perils’, but a born again imperialist global power sucking out profits.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Maoridom have spoken

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Just a short message to everyone who supported Labour, nga mihi ki a koutou! We’re still a real chance to become Government, so the next two weeks will be crucial!

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GUEST BLOG: Robert Reid – MMP election provides many roads to progress

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Many are saying that NZ does not understand MMP yet, and that is true, but we also do not understand the difference between parliament and the executive (Government) either.

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GUEST BLOG: Karl Pearce – Sid, The man who would set himself alight on Parliament Grounds; His Story.

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

When I found out what happened to him I wanted to tell his story. Not only because I had met him just the day before. Not only because of the shocking nature of his death, But because we wondered what drove him to such a lengths to set oneself alight on parliament grounds in protest and pure frustration. And that his story is the story of so many others in a broken Family Court System.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – People of New Zealand! It is time to rise up and vote this National Party out!

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Never before has Labour come from 23% to be neck and neck with National. Jacinda has touched people and made them feel like they can believe again and that is a force that cannot and will not be told by rich right-wing broadcasters to go home and be quiet. Now is the time to show National that lies, deception and deceit will not be rewarded by the people of this country! Let National learn that vision, hope and compassion will always beat cynicism, corruption and venal self-interest.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – URGENT: Maori and youth voters being abused by Electoral Commission staff – KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS!

By   /  September 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

In 2017, I will not tolerate any attempt to rob Maori or young people of their right to vote because of a incompetence and ignorance at our electoral booths.

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Jacinda Ardern – Setting the record straight on National’s tax scaremongering

By   /  September 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

Jacinda Ardern – Setting the record straight on National’s tax scaremongering

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