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Government does the right thing – lifts refugee quota

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

So much for the  media beat up regarding Government about to implode because Winston and Jacinda hadn’t agreed on a a lift in refugee numbers!

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Fonterra – creaming it?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

…someone is getting rich, and it ain’t the poor hard working farmer.

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Senior doctors welcome Government’s recognition of importance of public health service –

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The senior doctors’ union has welcomed the Government’s recognition of the importance of universal public health services and the need for further improvements. “Our public hospitals and other publicly-funded health services are as essential today as they were 80 years ago when the 1938 Social Security Act came into being,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director […]

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Donna Awatere Huata – Finally some good news on Climate Change!

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Her appointment is possibly the first good news we’ve had on climate change in a very long time. Much power to her arm.  

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Russia needs a better lie.

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MPI to release findings into investigation of illegal sow stalls – SAFE

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Ministry for Primary Industries says it will soon release the findings from its investigation into the use of illegal sow stalls on a Timaru farm. Sow stalls, used to cage pregnant pigs, were banned in 2015 on cruelty grounds.  However, hidden-camera footage shot in April this year shows the stalls were still being used. […]

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Nearly 900 to strike at BlueScope steel mills – E Tu

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū members at BlueScope Pacific Steel in Auckland will strike for a second time for 24 hours, from 7am on Wednesday, 19 September in protest over 6 months of stalled pay talks. The strike affects about 120 members at Pacific Steel’s rolling mill and wire mill. Also, at 7am on Wednesday, about 750 members […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR ACTIVIST COMMUNITY: Can you help me find this man?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Yesterday, a piece by Stuff Circuit questioned whether an activist by the name of Laurie Moore was in fact a spy for the New Zealand Police or Thompson & Clark back in 2003. New Zealand is a really small place, and we figure that someone must be able to identify this man. Please share these photos far and wide and appeal to all your networks to identify this man.

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GUEST BLOG: Amnesty International – Police spying must be investigated

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Rochelle Rees  is a mother of a seven-year-old, an IT professional that drinks soy lattes and she’s pretty sure the police have been spying on her.

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – 1080

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Sadly, much of the substance of the anger at 1080 seems to draw from the anti-establishment well. This is what saddens me the most; that despite all the evidence of 1080 being effective it is quickly dismissed because there is some relation to a crown entity or state department. Even the independent charities, such as Forest and Bird, are dismissed as being too cosy with government. While there are obvious and understandable reasons people may be sceptical of government and even science; but pest control is not a profitable industry. There is no financial motive, or any discernible motive that comes from the use of 1080. So why would we continue to use it? Because it’s proven to work.

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Dr Liz Gordon: Suffrage 2018 – Until death

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

So this suffrage day, celebrate 125 years, mourn those no longer with us as a result of domestic violence, whisper in the ear of men friends who seem to be overly possessive and let’s work towards a violence free future.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 19th September 2018

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Dear Jacinda – so what does ‘victory’ in Iraq & Afghanistan look like then?

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Without being able to answer that very simple question, without explaining to the taxpayers who are funding this madness, we are participating in state violence without end and when we consider the obscene cost of this fiasco at $63million just for two years in Iraq, (total costs now exceed $100million), it is unacceptable in the extreme to justify blowing over $100million on this prolonged war crime when 45 000 New Zealanders are homeless and hundreds of thousands of our own children live in poverty.

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Renters United launches ‘one-stop’ form for renters to submit on proposed law changes – Renters United

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Renters United calls on renters to have their say on proposed law changes with an easy-to-use online submission form launched today. “The Government is considering the most significant changes to renting laws in over a decade, and it’s vital that renters have their say,” said Renters United spokesperson Anna Mooney. “Right now the Government is […]

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Council now seeking submissions on controversial Mainland Poultry factory farm in Waikato – Direct Animal Action

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Mainland Poultry’s application to build a mega egg factory farm in Orini, Waikato has been stalled since February of this year following Waikato District Council’s request for further technical reports to support the application. Last week, the council have announced that Mainland Poultry have provided the required information and the application will go to limited […]

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Compassion at the heart of our Government a refreshing change – CTU

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Compassion is at the heart of the Coalition Government and what a difference a year has made already to the lives of New Zealanders, said CTU President Richard Wagstaff, who attended today’s event in Auckland. “A hands-off Government was not working for New Zealand, the big social and environmental crises of our times such as […]

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