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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Judith’s new ‘Leader of the Opposition’ office was controversial for it’s addition of an armoury and Cameron Slater as her Secretary. “Some say they don’t know what’s more dangerous, semi-automatic rifles or Whaleoil’, Judith cackled.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 15th February 2018

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

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

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Deep concerns with suggestion to “scrap” fishing electronic monitoring – WWF

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is deeply concerned by suggestions from the new Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that he might “scrap” plans to put cameras on fishing boats. The previous government committed to a roll out of electronic monitoring with cameras on fishing boats in July 2017. Late last year, Minister Nash delayed the roll out […]

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“Letterboxes – #7YearsOn”

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

There’s been a positive response from the new Government following the launch of an Christchurch Earthquake claimant campaign this week – the Minister will talk to the group tomorrow. Called “Letterboxes – #7YearsOn”, the campaign is designed to raise the profile of the thousands of unresolved insurance and EQC claims, some dating from the September […]

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Commitment to pay equity for support workers – Platform Trust

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Health Minister David Clark has today announced that Cabinet has given its approval for the Government to formally negotiate a pay equity settlement with employers and unions for mental health and addictions support workers. It is expected that this settlement process will result in a similar deal to that confirmed in last year’s settlement for […]

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EDS happy with Minister’s approach on King Salmon farms

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

EDS has expressed support for the approach being taken by the Minister of Fisheries on the King Salmon report and recommendations that he released today. The special hearings panel has recommended that he approve 3 of 6 sites. The 3 recommended for refusal are ones that EDS opposed on landscape and ecological grounds. “The report […]

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NZ Kindy bans plastic bags – Greenpeace

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

What does a future without plastic bags look like – why not ask the children? At Laingholm in West Auckland they’ve banned plastic bags from their kindy. They might even be the first kindergarten in the country to do so. On Friday the kids will be showing why banning single use plastic bags is such […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Direct Animal Action: Protest at Waikato Rodeo this Saturday

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

What: ‘Ban Rodeo’ protest at Waikato Rodeo
When: Saturday 17th February 2018, 1pm
Where: Kihikihi Domain, Corner of Grey & Dick Streets, Kihikihi, Te Awamutu

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Scale of Fletcher debacle “gobsmacking” – E Tu

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

Scale of Fletcher debacle “gobsmacking” The construction union, E tū says it is working to clarify the effect of Fletcher Building and Interiors’ huge loss on its members at Fletchers. “We’re still coming to terms with the fact that the country’s biggest building company is no longer bidding for new commercial projects, which is just […]

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Salvation Army report paints dire picture of growing inequality – AAAP

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

Salvation Army report paints dire picture of growing inequality                 The Salvation Army State of the Nation Report reveals that while the economy has consistently grown over the past ten years, only a small sector of the population has benefited from this growth. “The failures of the neoliberal policies by successive Governments of the past few […]

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Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty – CPAG

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

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The report signals that housing cost and need is a critical issue for those living in poverty. While the […]

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The dirty politics campaign to destabilise Bill English

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The Right are rising within National and expect them to usher in a level of dirty politics never seen before. They will ignite white rage and fan it with Chinese business money. 

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Bill English’s true legacy

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

All his life, from gay rights, abortion rights, marriage equality, climate change and cannabis reform, this man has been on the wrong side of history. In the end his religious fervour and his value system generated huge social welfare ideas that were more punishing and less compassionate than he ever intended, that’s because Bill’s sense of love never extended to his fellow human being, it was always set by a distant and angry God.  

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UPDATE: Did Julie Anne Genter just lose the Green Party co-leadership?

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

let’s be quite clear here, in my opinion, Judith Collins represents the greatest danger to NZ politics in its truest sense than anyone since Muldoon.

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On English’s Billexit And Why This Means National Is In Trouble For 2020

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

I’m frankly a bit puzzled when it comes to yesterday’s shock political news, and for one simple reason: Contrary to what a number of people are saying (particularly the “SECOND ELECTION LOST IN A ROW” style of comments) – Bill English leaving the National Party Leadership and Parliament may not actually help contribute to a National-led government in 2020.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Run you Fools, Judith’s coming!

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