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And now the filthy Pigs attack medicinal cannabis users

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

When our gutless and spineless Politicians pathetically open their mouths on medicinal cannabis they give us weasel words about change and nod their cowardly heads at our collective outrage. They attempt to tell us that Police don’t target individual users and that only organised crime gets a focus, yet here we have medicinal networks getting attacked.

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To the young Muslim woman wearing a headscarf at Dominion Rd Countdown 1pm Wednesday – I am so very sorry

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The Pakeha woman crosses the pathway of the two young Muslim women as she is walking towards one of those little green trundler trolly’s  that you pull along behind you and then suddenly the Pakeha woman does something that makes me stop dead in my tracks and has my mouth just drop open in total shock.

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Animal advocates unveil ‘dog rodeo’ campaign – SAFE

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Labour weekend, the start of the New Zealand rodeo season, will see calves, horses and bulls subjected to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. To coincide with the season’s start, SAFE has unveiled striking billboards and a hard-hitting video, with confronting images depicting dogs being roped around their necks. Over the weekend, rodeos will […]

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List of terrorism powers passed since Urewera raids & the real truth of Helen Clark

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Helen Clark has always said she wasn’t aware of this, but that’s a lie. As the head of the SIS and GCSB, of course she was informed of such a delicate operation. Rather than challenge the bullshit case that it was, Clark allowed it to happen.

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Review: The Winterreise Project

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

Basement Theatre maintains its crown as the best venue in Auckland for experimental theatre that really does manage to change perspective with The Winterreise Project.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Gower has stolen my bloody look again that freakish homicidal chipmunk! That’s the last fucking time I tell him where I buy my suits!

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 18th October 2017

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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

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NZMA policy on bullying adopted by World Medical Association

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) believes the medical profession must take a leadership role in condemning bullying and harassment, says NZMA Deputy Chair Prof Harvey White. “We are delighted that, at its recent meeting in Chicago, the World Medical Association (WMA) adopted the policy we put forward last year. The WMA is now providing […]

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Remuneration for CEO of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation – State Services Commissioner

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Statement from State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, a Crown Entity operating as part of the State Services, has today publicly released information on its decision to increase the Chief Executive’s 2016/17 remuneration. Crown Entity boards make decisions on the remuneration of their Chief Executives. The State Services Commission provides […]

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Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Sea monsters made out of plastic bottles and cans by children over the school holidays are being hand-delivered to Coca-Cola’s Auckland headquarters this afternoon, calling on the beverage giant to get serious about plastic waste. The sea monsters, created by children in a series of craft workshops, are being delivered by environmental organisation The Kiwi […]

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E tū bitterly disappointed over demise of Kiwi-made Cadbury

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The union, E tū is highly critical of the decision by Mondelez International to move all production of Cadbury products from its Dunedin production plant to Australia. E tū’s Director of Industries, Neville Donaldson says the decision will be bitterly disappointing for the more than 300 Dunedin workers who will lose their jobs. “Mondelez has […]

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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  /  12 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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Will The New Zealand Election Outcome Mean A Fair Go For Russia?

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

[Author’s Note: this piece was originally prepared for an international audience; and is presented unaltered from its original form] Late last month, New Zealanders went to the polls for our most recent General Election. The final results have just a few days ago been announced, and they place the nationalist New Zealand First party of […]

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Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game today

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Dismayed by the prevalence of animal cruelty in New Zealand, SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy. The game is timely, given the spate of animal cruelty reports in the media, including school-sanctioned possum hunts. SAFE aims to […]

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InsideOUT Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Youth Rights In Schools

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

National youth charity InsideOUT have released a new resource advocating for LGBTQIA+ young people’s legal rights at school. The resource, titled ‘Legal Rights At School: For Young People of Minority Sexualities and Genders’ is aimed at high-school students and was created in partnership with Wellington & Hutt Valley Community Law. InsideOUT’s new resource aims to […]

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Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement – PAPA

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended immediately,” […]

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