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New Government throw $30billion at desperately underfunded Auckland infrastructure

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The reality is the crippling underfunding of Auckland’s infrastructure will require more than $30billion to seriously get the city moving.  

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Government needs to consult with bus drivers if it wants to get its transport plan right – First Union

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The government’s announcement of a whopping $28 billion dollars toward public transport today comes as another strike notice is issued from bus drivers. Birkenhead drivers are the latest scheduled to take part in strike action as more bus company drivers join disputes over unfair bus driver pay and unsafe work conditions. Around 50 drivers will […]

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Global agreement singing good news for New Zealand Toll workers – First Union

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

FIRST Union attended the signing of a unique, global collective agreement with transport, logistics and warehousing giant, Toll. The signing in Singapore last night facilitated by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on behalf of affiliated unions ensures safe and fair working conditions for the company’s 44,000 employees across 50 countries. FIRST Union is pleased […]

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Wait, what? There hasn’t been any oversight of our mass surveillance Intelligence apparatus since 2016?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

National built a mass surveillance deep state, the supposed checks and balances to that deep state are a joke and mere window dressing. 

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National’s magical 4th term

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

To date, the National Party have behaved like a spoilt child convinced that somehow they were tricked and robbed into losing the election.

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Filthy dirty NZ Cops busted

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

…the NZ cops knew Roberto Conchi Harris was bent, but used his testimony to arrest and send Tamihere down. Harris has gone down for 8 years and 7 months for his role in framing Tamihere, but what about the NZ cops who used him?

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Wait, what? Hosking is blaming Clark with an e for Con with an e’s column?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…Hosking is criticising Clarke for responding to a fellow Herald’s character assassination as if it’s Clarke’s fault????

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Why we need immediate change and why Shane Jones is 100% right to attack public service

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Jones however correctly identifies the way in which the neoliberal Public Service bureaucracy slow down any actual ability to change things in NZ. This is a difficult reality for the Left to get their heads around, we have always seen the State as the means to create egalitarianism, what the new Government is quickly learning however is that the Ministries are fiefdoms of their own and serve in their interests, not the interests of NZ.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Is this what I have to do to get rational debate on Iran? Hold hands with this clown?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 26th April 2018

By   /  April 26, 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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Hunger Strike Over – Joint statement from Southern Response and Peter & Anne Glasson

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Southern Response earthquake claimant Peter Glasson ended his hunger strike on Tuesday evening. Mr Glasson, his wife Anne, and their lawyer, reached an agreement with Southern Response, that will see their case enter an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) process, taking it out of the court process. Peter says he, Anne and their lawyer look forward […]

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DoC Prying Spying Gets Caned – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Department of Conservation has been spying on the anti-1080 poison public using controversial security firm Thompson and Clark, National Radio’s “Checkpoint” recently reported. The news brought strong reaction from the anti-1080 public. Andi Cockroft, co-chairman Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ) said the spying showed the deceit and deception which bureaucrats would […]

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NZ farmers last remaining importers of conflict mineral? – Western Sahara Resource Watch

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) today published its fifth annual overview of companies involved in the purchase and transport of phosphate rock exploited illegally by Morocco in the territory it holds under military occupation: Western Sahara. The report details all shipments of Western Sahara’s white gold to importers worldwide for the calendar year 2017. New […]

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Closing the Gap Submission to Government Tax Working Group – Closing The Gap

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Submission to Government Tax Working Group Our Basic Submission Who we are and why are we doing this: We are Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc –Closing the Gap. We have some 3000 supporters from around the country. Research clearly shows that significant inequality is bad for any country in terms of health, economics and […]

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Kiwis to eat the same rations as Syrian refugees – Oxfam

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

This week marks the launch of the Ration Challenge, a fundraising initiative which will see thousands of Kiwis eat a refugee’s rations for one week to raise money and awareness for Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Ration Challenge asks Kiwis to eat the exact same rations as Syrian refugees receive for one week– just a […]

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Deep flaw in report-back on social worker registration – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Social Service Providers Aotearoa says the select committee’s report on mandatory social worker registration fails to meet the Bill’s fundamental objectives of safeguarding the public and protecting the integrity of the social work profession. SSPA represents community-based organisations providing child and family social services. Social workers make up a significant section of the workforce. SSPA […]

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