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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 15th October 2018

By   /  October 15, 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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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Penny Bright’s funeral

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It was a privilege to go to Penny Bright’s funeral this afternoon, there was a lot of great kōrero.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Why my latest case is in the public interest and an example of the petty tyranny of Prison staff

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Justice Anne Hinton was a fearless advocate for womens’ rights in matrimonial property cases during her career as a QC, so I was surprised how hard I had to fight at the Case Management hearing this morning to persuade her my case against Corrections involved Public Interest & I should not have to pay Security […]

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Maori Crime will reduce – If Maori are in Charge – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

All four Iwi/Community Panel providers came together today to look at how successful their work was in dealing with Maori and other crimes within Metro Auckland. The Iwi Community Panels known as Te Pae Oranga was launched 4 years ago in partnership with the New Zealand Police. Manukau Urban Maori Authority MUMA was one of […]

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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. The environmental organisation is running the training this weekend with world class climbers and boat crew, and has invited members of the public to join in. The training is being held off the coast […]

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Academics urge united response to achieve 1.5°C limit – The Wise Response Society

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The IPCC’s long anticipated report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C says that Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate and that impacts even at that temperature, let alone 2°C, will be highly disruptive. Sir Alan Mark, Chair of Wise Response, […]

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One Week Left: Tell Government your Thoughts on Renting – Auckland Disability Law

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

At Auckland Disability Law (ADL) we see a lot of people having problems renting homes, both in the private rental market and with Housing New Zealand. The Government is looking to change the law around renting with the reform of Residential Tenancies Act. The government wants to know about your renting experience including if you […]

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Free Speech Coalition responds to Israeli court order – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Responding to an Israeli court order for damage payments from New Zealanders who campaigned to cancel a Lorde concert, Free Speech Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says: “It is important that overseas threats of prosecution don’t lead to a chilling effect on speech within New Zealand. New Zealanders ought to feel confident that they can […]

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Koru Lounge Carnage and Mosgiel as a town – why the media are letting us down

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is time we stood against these fools and their distractions and fought back to reclaim a media that actually challenges and provides insight rather than the vacant infotainment we are served up at 7pm and on the front pages of our newspapers. 

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: the rise of rogue states

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

The West should choose it’s friends in the Middle East more carefully.

And New Zealand should have as little as possible to do with Israel and Saudi Arabia as possible. They are both rogue states.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 14th October 2018

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  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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TWITTER WATCH: The sick hatred Golriz Ghahraman puts up with makes me question our humanity sometimes

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

We may disagree on politics and culture and economics and philosophy and we may argue our causes passionately and we may be blunt, rude and self righteous in the pursuit of that argument, but who the Christ gets off on making fun of something like this?

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The 1080 hysteria has been debunked – what does it tell us about the state of activist debate?

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

The venom, self righteousness and utterly misplaced perceptions that 1080 is poisoning  human beings  and vast amounts of unintentional wildlife has been an eye opening reality check of how poorly understood science is in todays activist world.

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Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Joe Moses: “It is shameful that [the PNG] government continues to limit free speech and put such pressure on our country’s only annual arts and human rights event. How does this make us look to the world leaders who will be coming here for the APEC meeting in November?”

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For those claiming Jacinda’s UN appearance with Neve was meaningless – here are the stats

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Those images of Jacinda at the UN with Clarke and Neve have given us more value for money than the entire Hobbit Trilogy. 

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Steven Joyce digs himself deeper into his $11.7b hole while Grant Robertson produces $5.5billion surplus

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

If you ask 10 NZers who is the best manger of the economy, despite all the evidence that shows National only looks after the rich and wealthy, 9 out of 10 all claim National do. This is why the lie Joyce used during the election almost won it for them, National must lie and must keep the lie alive at all times if they ever hope to win back the Treasury Benches. 

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