Latest

Not Quite An Act Of War: Analysing Australia’s Push-Back Against Jacinda’s Manus Island Outreach

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

YOU HAVE TO GO BACK A LONG WAY to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort of intervention that can all-too-easily provoke a catastrophic loss of trust.

Read More →
Latest

Wendy’s must give workers 5 years worth of alternative holidays

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

The right of workers to an alternative holiday when working on a public holiday has been strongly affirmed in an Employment Relations Authority decision against Wendco (NZ) Limited, the company that operates the Wendy’s stores in New Zealand.

Read More →
Latest

Reflections on racial exclusion in an EziBuy catalogue

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

The absence of ethnically diverse women in fashion magazines as part of media bias, ‘defines the contours of society’, shapes our understanding of the world, how we see ourselves, how we are seen, and helps create ‘social identities and realities’. It’s a form of ‘racial framing’.

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Somewhere a National Party supporter screams

Read More →
Latest

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 18th November 2017

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  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.

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Privilege never looked so WASP

Read More →
Latest

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 17th November 2017

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  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.

Read More →
Latest

How ill prepared are the Greens for Government? This ill prepared…

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

The leak today of an internal strategy paper is so woeful and concerning, it’s like catching your Surgeon checking on how to do your operation on wikipedia. 

Read More →
Latest

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol – Alcohol Healthwatch

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol as Scots defeat European Big Booze Alcohol Healthwatch, Hapai Te Hauora media release, 16 November 2017 Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion. On Wednesday, the UK […]

Read More →
Latest

Striking workers receive overwhelming public support – Unions Wellington

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Striking Rail & Maritime Transport Union workers receive overwhelming public support Since news of strike action on Wellington’s trains went public last night, there has been an outpouring of support for rail workers from commuters. The local union affiliates council, Unions Wellington, put out an appeal for solidarity last night at 6:30pm. The response was […]

Read More →
Latest

UCG “volunteer” model “completely unacceptable” – E tū

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

UCG “volunteer” model for Chorus fibre optics build “completely unacceptable” E tū says the so-called “volunteer” scheme run by Chorus fibre optics contractor, Universal Communications Group is a clear case of migrant exploitation. E tū’s Communications Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the union recently learned of the scheme through a UCG document advising its subcontractors […]

Read More →
Latest

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori wards.   “I welcome the Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori wards to ensure fair representation at the council table.”   “This is a great opportunity for the local community to discuss its representation  and I encourage locals to engage […]

Read More →
Latest

The Liberal Agenda – The Jubilation Choir – Saturday 18th November

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

The Liberal Agenda – The Jubilation Choir – Saturday 18th November

Read More →
Latest

Darkness At The End Of The Rainbow?

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

The more sharp-eyed and ruthless members of the Liberal and National party rooms will have noticed that of the 17 federal electorates which voted “No” to marriage equality, fully 11 of them are held by the Australian Labor Party.

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

One is a large purple tumour and the other is a mascot for Macdonalds

Read More →
Latest

Malcolm Evans – Winston is off to North Korea

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Malcolm Evans – Winston is off to North Korea

Read More →