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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – Every ANZAC Day we pretend that our nation was forged in a failed maritime invasion of Turkey

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

We adopt historical amnesia of the men woman and children that fought for their country on the battlefields of the New Zealand wars they are rarely mentioned at the cenotaphs every ANZAC parade.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – Winners and Loser: The New Zealand Tax System

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

There has been the constant spectre of the Tax Working Group hanging over us, and over the weekend, the appointment of Marama Davidson as Co-leader of the Greens gave rise to the discussion of new and higher taxes, including higher income tax, for which she is a supporter.

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Blue Light Vapes Specials – COME VAPING WITH US

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

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GUEST BLOG: Darien Fenton – It’s going to ruin us

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

There’s the predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth from Business about the government’s Employment Relations Amendment Bill.  That, along with the increase in minimum wage, according to them, is going to ruin us.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – The March of Folly continues – Labour and the Greens fall into lock-step – the airport rail debacle

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Auckland International Airport is of critical economic importance to Auckland and to New Zealand – it is the premier gateway to the country. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on road construction in recent years, congestion on the route to the city is already near where it was 10 years ago, chronic at peak times, periodically at grid-lock. With airport passenger movements currently 19 million per year and predicted to increase to 40 million  2040, this chronic congestion can only become worse – with dire consequences.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawaira discussing Nelson Mandela’s funeral

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Hone Harawaira discussing Nelson Mandela’s funeral

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – My tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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

I’ve seen some nasty stuff written about WINNIE MANDELA since she died, mostly by armchair critics, facebook warriors, academic wankers and intellectual pygmies – you know the ones, happy to criticise the failings of others but too gutless to do anything themselves.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sexism and bullying inside the NZ Miss World pageant #metoonz

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

In 2017, Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis was a contestant in the NZ Miss World pageant. Her experience of misogyny and bullying in the wake of #MeToo has made her step forward to highlight the unacceptable culture inside Miss World New-Zealand

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Our ‘third world medical infrastructure in a first world country’

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Is the National Party writing the news these days?

Everywhere I look I see nasty right wing hit job after nasty right wing hit job aimed at the small missteps made by our new Government get inflated into enormous mountains while real issues that impact the people who voted for us are minimised.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – What Thomas Piketty and Matthew Hooton (don’t) tell us about the Labour Coalition

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Thomas Piketty has discovered that all post-war elections in France, UK and US have been won by one of two political parties with a small margin of victory in all cases. He has worked out that both two main rivals represent the 1% leaving the 99% unrepresented. He predicts that these twin capitalist parties will be replaced by two parties that essentially represent Wall St and Main St. He calls them “multiple elite parties”.

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GUEST BLOG: Catherine Delahunty – Amendment to my AM Show blog – it’s even weirder than I thought

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

I stand by my blog content and if I was Amanda I would be a bit worried, how many other people might have thought she was Judith Collins? Does Judith endorse the random use of her comment?

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – Petrol Tax Hysteria: Why we shouldn’t be upset

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

If National is going to be the Champion of Highways they should learn the attributes of Champions – integrity and honesty.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Let My People Go

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

For how many decades are Western leaders and opinion makers, including New Zealand leaders : political, religious, media , or academic, going to look the other way? 

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GUEST VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – WINZ Benefits, Physical and Mental Health in New-Zealand

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I’m highly passionate about advocating for the mentally ill. My passion for assisting the underprivileged and those experiencing hardships in relation to mental illness has led me to charity work.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – People might die in Waikato Hospital but racism is alive and well

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

I am bloody disgusted to hear that a Māori woman, a whanau member who is an integral part of the health and wellbeing of a patient at Waikato Hospital had been treated so badly. Every person who is in deep pain and suffering has the right to have somebody at their side in the hours leading up to critical surgery. And every Māori has a right under the Treaty of Waitangi, and the policies of the Ministry of Health to provide care for their whanau, particularly in times of stress.

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UPDATE: GUEST BLOG:Catherine Delahunty – “Doesn’t It Just Make You Want to Vomit?”: Breakfast TV, the C word and the stolen Alpaca

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

Later at home my partner showed me the tape of the end of the show. I was somewhat surprised to hear the comment I had missed just following mine made by Amanda Gilles who is always on the show. She says quietly “doesn’t it just make you want to vomit”.

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