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Who Are You Calling “Evil”?

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Evil looks nothing like the artist’s impression: there are no horns, no tail, no cloven hooves, no whiff of sulphur. Life would be so much easier if there were! No, if you really want to know what evil looks like, then examine the faces of the people who live next door; the people on the bus; the people in the lunchroom at work.

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Dave Macpherson: Alarming Picture Painted by Mental Health Statistics

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

At a Waikato DHB meeting last week, staff working in the Mental Health and Addictions Service presented a series of statistics demonstrating the state of Aotearoa’s mental health. It wasn’t a pretty picture and shows the enormity of the task facing the Government, it’s Mental Health Inquiry, and the whole community.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 14th August 2018

By   /  August 14, 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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Why Don Brash deserves to be New Zealander of the Year

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

We are a juvenile culture with all the maturity of a can of day old coke where Heroes renovate property to flip for speculative capital gains and Success is the name of a cross-fit Instagram influencer you follow.

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Government announces nationwide plastic bag ban – Our Seas Our Future

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Our Seas Our Future supports the New Zealand Government’s decision to phase out plastic bags across the country in the next 12 months. Following the announcement on 10th August 2018, there will be a consultation period which will include options when the complete phase-out date should be and retailers that should be exempt. “New Zealand […]

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Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy – AAAP

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up to at least the minimum wage. Auckland Action Against Poverty warns that the scheme […]

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Plastic bag ban a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. Greenpeace is celebrating the Government’s announcement on single use plastic bags as “a win for people power and the first big step towards addressing marine plastic pollution”. “This could […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Free Speech and Fake Speech 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 13th August 2018

By   /  August 13, 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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It’s time to regulate our big banking cartel

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

With all the self-flagellation about free speech these last few weeks most people seem to have missed ASB’s record net profit – $1.18 billion. (Net profit means profit AFTER the ASB has done all its dodgy dealings to limit its tax liabilities here – the real profit is much higher).

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Plastic pollution? (Almost) Business as Usual – why the plastic bag ban is barely a victory

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

with most policy announcements, the devil is in the detail. And though it might seem churlish, if you look closer, this is more a victory for public relations than it is for our environment. As usual, political measures are too little, too late, and not even what they seem.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Putting us first

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

I got to thinking that, while the government is doing a lot of things, I have yet to hear any sign of a ‘buy New Zealand’ strategy emanating from Government.  Aren’t we over neo-liberalism enough yet to know that it is good business to make and buy our own stuff?

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – new strides at Waikeria prison

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

I had a productive session this week with Prison Inspector Jason Eakins regarding some recent issues I raised with the Inspectorate .

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GUEST BLOG: Roger Fowler – Sweden issues demands – but will Peters say anything?

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The stark contrast of two governments to the illegal hijacking of flotilla boats & their citizens

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The Liberal Agenda – What does a Green Economy means for NZ?

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

A Public Forum on a sustainable economy
Western Springs
Community Centre Hall 1
956 Great North Rd

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AAAP calls on Housing Minister to act to protect tenants

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy  The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up to at least the minimum wage. Auckland […]

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