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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 18th August 2017

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 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 POLL: One News Colmar Brunton Poll has Labour cannibalise Greens beneath threshold

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  57 Comments

The most concerning part of the volatility of the Polls has been how utterly manipulated they are by the mainstream media.

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Rail union slams Auckland rail operator’s “profit before people” attitude

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

Rail union slams Auckland rail operator’s “profit before people” attitude   The union representing Auckland train crews is slamming the company running Auckland commuter trains, the French-owned Transdev, for excluding workers from a critical safety audit on the basis its health and safety system is “commercially sensitive.”   “Transdev wrote to us yesterday saying that […]

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Let’s Do This NOW, Jacinda – NOT “As Finances Permit”

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

THIS IS THE TIME of maximum danger for Jacinda Ardern. Caught off-guard by their stop-gap leader’s astonishing energy and confidence, the tired grey men of the Labour Party could only look on in wonder like the rest of us. As public expectations of Jacinda have soared, however, the men and women of Labour’s political apparatus are beginning to close in around her.

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Facebook Watch: This post by the Young Nats has to be seen to be believed

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

How privileged and stuck up your own arsehole must you be to see this as a positive learning experience?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  12 Comments

Lovely night for a walk on the beach

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Malcolm Evans – Mirror, mirror on the wall

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Mirror, mirror on the wall

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Rachel Stewart destroys lying corporate dairy farmer water propaganda

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

National are the political expression of corporate farming and for too long we’ve allowed these thieves to rob us of our water for the benefit of their mates. they sold our bloody state energy assets to create a $400million irrigation slush fund. 

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – MĀORI PARTY’S WATER POLICY NONSENSE

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Every settlement with Iwi includes a clause stating that fresh water remains unresolved, yet Chris Finlayson is out blowing racist dog whistles pretending that this reopens Treaty litigation. We wouldn’t be in this position in the first place if National hadn’t forced the issue by selling off half our hydropower generating energy companies. Labour will clean up their mess by showing real leadership with all stakeholders in water.

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MUST WATCH: Hit & Run with Nicky Hager

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Investigative journalist and author Nicky Hager talks about his recent book Hit & Run; the events it uncovers and the issues raised for New Zealand.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 16th August 2017

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  46 Comments

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

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Time to Turn up the Pressure on Candidates – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

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

Polls are showing that inequality is a top voter concern (Roy-Morgan and UMR Polls) The income equality group Closing the Gap is urging New Zealanders to push parties and candidates hard on inequality in the last few weeks of the election campaign. Spokesperson Peter Malcolm said New Zealanders see the harms around them every day […]

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Justice for Pike a step closer – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

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

Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step closer for the families. The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the […]

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Super Fund’s $950m fossil fuel divestment an “aha” moment for NZ economy – Greenpeace

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

Greenpeace is calling the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s just-announced $950 million divestment from big polluters an “aha” moment for the country’s economy. Climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Super Fund’s commercial decision to sell off almost $1 billion worth of investments in polluting companies due to the long-term risk climate change poses to the portfolio, […]

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Freshwater reform opponents accused of ‘scaremongering’ – Fish and Game New Zealand

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

Fish & Game has dismissed as “scaremongering” claims that imposing a royalty on commercial use of water will hurt the public. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced the policy at the recent Environmental Defence Society conference saying New Zealand already charges royalties for gold, oil and gravel, and water should be no different. Labour says the […]

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Pike Families ecstatic over historic political agreement

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

Pike River families are over the moon with the signing of a cross-party political agreement for an agency to take ownership of Pike River mine and reclaim the drift to recover remains and evidence. The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, […]

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