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Donna Awatere Huata – Finally some good news on Climate Change!

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Her appointment is possibly the first good news we’ve had on climate change in a very long time. Much power to her arm.  

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The Many Mendacities of Mr Bridges – National’s fair-weather “commitment” to a Climate Change Commission

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Current National Party Leader, Simon Bridges has been making ‘noises’ about his Party’s new-found revelation that climate change is a major environmental issue…

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National’s new-found concern for the poor

By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

There are times when National’s opposition to the Coalition government’s new policies leaves one shaking their head in utter dismay.  Jami-Lee Ross – a notorious union-basher and unrepentant enemy of workers – shedding crocodile tears for the poor of this country, is not a pretty sight…

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Bearing Witness climate storytellers arrive for Fiji challenge

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom bear a close connection to the impact climate change is wreaking on the Pacific region and wider world for their new Bearing Witness challenge. Ikimotu is from Kiribati and his passion for the Bearing Witness project is drawn from his close connection to the Pacific.

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TDB names next Cyclone Hon Steven Joyce

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Because climate change is a political problem & not a scientific question, The Daily Blog is naming all cyclones after our MPs and Companies who have done so much to hold back genuine climate change reform – this new one that is joining our increasingly erratic and weather pattern is called  ‘Cyclone Hon Steven Joyce’ in honour of Steven Joyce who did sweet FA in 9 years on climate change.

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What will crash first? The economy or the environment?

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Both the economy and the environment need each other to survive in a complex society, but if both are now failing and pulling the other down, new paradigms have to be imagined and imagined soon. 

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Forget MAFS – this should be the biggest news story on the planet right now

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

These are enormous changes that should be leading every news headline on the planet, the petty pointless shit we are squabbling over while the planet actually melts before our eyes is testament as to why our species can’t save itself.

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Where were the Pacific activists and independent media at climate summit?

By   /  February 27, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Another critical takeaway message was the vital need for “more Pacific research, by the Pacific and for the Pacific”, as expressed by 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Professor Elisabeth Holland, director of the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD).

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Cyclone Fonterra to hit NZ

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Severe drought followed by severe rain fall followed by severe temperatures followed by a Tropical cyclone? That’s so many extreme weather events all in a row for NZ, it’s like ‘something’ is changing the climate or God is hugging the Earth extra tight

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GUEST BLOG: Denis Tegg – Storm Surge and Sea Flood Firth of Thames – Jan 5 2018

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Here is a short YouTube video and photo montage I have put together of the January 5 storm surge and sea flood event in Kaiaua, Thames and the Thames Coast. Why it happened, and some graphic not seen before footage of sea walls being overtopped, suburbs flooded, and roads wrecked.

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Why are Fairfax pimping for climate deniers?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  100 Comments

What the hell do Fairfax think they are doing by allowing a climate denial pimp like Doug Edmeades a platform?

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It’s like an extreme weather thing exacerbated by ‘something’ is impacting climate

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s almost like an extreme weather event exacerbated by something is happening to the climate???

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Why being Carbon neutral by 2050 is meaningless sophistry

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  63 Comments

I think it’s lovely and nice and respect the importance of positive sounding rhetoric to help move the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind towards giving a shit.
But let’s be honest.
It’s meaningless sophistry.

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National held back advice on 1.9m sea rise until after election while new developments built

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

The National Government knew what the report said but held it going out before the election because it would demand they had an actual plan for climate change rather than the meaningless lip service they currently provide.

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PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

The new book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, has been launched to mark the 10th anniversary of AUT’s centre. It is divided into four themes – culture, environment, women, and politics, protest and conflict – through which the richness of the region comes through.

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Meanwhile – the planet is melting

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

…the current political template that us focused on quarterly profit margins simply can’t produce policy to protect us from this new reality.

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