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Fed-up truckies working 70 hour weeks – First Union

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The union representing the country’s truck drivers says low wages are forcing some truck drivers to clock working weeks up to 70 hours long. “Everyone is entitled to a wage they can live on and no one should have to work up to 70 hours a week to earn it, especially in the lead-up to […]

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Aucklanders show their support for rail workers – RMTU

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Auckland rail workers have received a huge outpouring of support from Auckland commuters after they took strike action today over safe staffing levels on the rail network. “We’ve been sent many emails from Aucklanders expressing their concerns about Transdev’s plans to introduce driver-only operation on some trains, ” says Wayne Butson, RMTU advocate for the […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Global Climate Leaders to Discuss Path for NZ – 350 Aotearoa

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

When: 7pm, Wednesday, 13th December
Where: GBLT1, Victoria University of Wellington Law School, 33 Bunny Street, Wellington 6011

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Gender pay gap worse for some groups of women – Gender Equal NZ

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says we cannot hope to achieve true gender equality when we are leaving some groups of women behind. Yesterday’s Public Service Workforce Data report shows that while ethnic diversity in the public service overall is increasing, the ethnic pay gap is not, with […]

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Public money still being spent on polluting rivers – Greenpeace

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Friday, 8th December: Greenpeace is seeking urgent clarification from the Agriculture and Environment Ministers Damien O’Connor and David Parker on a media report today that irrigation is still being publicly funded. According to the report in Stuff, Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL) has received no instruction from “the new minister” to cease funding irrigation projects. […]

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Malcolm Evans – Tel Aviv recognised as capital of America

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Malcolm Evans – Tel Aviv recognised as capital of America

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

The homicidal chipmunk of NZ media 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 12th December 2017

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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

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So “throwing money” at poverty does work, according to National?

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

One of the most commonly parroted cliches from the rightwing of politics; “throwing money at the problem” – usually with the add-on; ” – doesn’t solve anything”. Except, of course, when it comes to tax-cuts. Then it’s not so much “throwing money” at middle class and affluent voters – as labelling it a “reward”

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RIP Patrick Gower Political Editor 2012-2017

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…Patrick Gower isn’t so much a journalist as he is a barking dog that chases every stationary car he can see. I enjoy watching his work for the pure bloodsport element, when his eyes roll into the back of his head as he starts his death spin on whatever unfortunate soul has been stupid enough to be interviewed by him,  you watch with all the excitement of a really gruesome snuff movie.

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Audacity of Green Party staff complaining

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Every time I see the Greens in the news headlines now it feels like the nervousness you get when the kids take the car out for a drive. You know it’s going to come back written off with a whole bunch of excuses and explanations that it was someone else’s fault.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Total eclipse of the Fart

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 11th December 2017

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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

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New report of violence in prison highlights how damaged our spiteful social policy has become

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

While we treat beneficiaries as subhuman, the damage we allow to continue within our prison system has become endemic…

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Latest Green u-turn on Welfare & Winston highlights terror of China

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Pacifying China until the new government can detach our economy from China’s dominance by replacing dairy with forestry and greater industry diversification will be a big challenge but Winston has the skill to pull it off while the Greens must adapt or die if they want to remain politically relevant post 2020.

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Are you a male alone this Christmas but looking for love?

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Christmas is a magical time when all dreams come true. The streets are looking festive, as ever, children are happy, waiting for a Christmas present. By the way, have you thought about your present already? For people who are not taken yet, true love seems like the best gift on Earth. Being alone during holidays […]

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