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GUEST VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – How to become a Registered Nurse

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – How to become a Registered Nurse

I’m highly passionate about advocating for the mentally ill. My passion for assisting the underprivileged and those experiencing hardships in relation to mental illness has led me to charity work.

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Darren Watson – National Guy (from Too Many Millionaires)

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Darren Watson – National Guy (from Too Many Millionaires)

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Calm down, I performed on stage when nearly nine months pregnant – this is what women do, women have babies and they do stuff

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  11 Comments

As we all get used to the pregnancy, and the child that follows, can we please refrain from falling into a state of total tabloid adoration, but allow the inferences to unfold in a way that changes infrastructure at a level that really benefits women who are otherwise not given as many options, or who are vulnerable to having their options taken from them on account of their being women who have children.

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Glitterboobs, tinned tomatoes, racist menus and golliwogs – have we started the year off angry?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

The wounds that so many are speaking from can’t be argued with, they need to heal first before they can listen and I don’t  think there is going to be a lot of listening in 2018. 

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Hypocrisy Alert: Logan Paul & Suicide

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, MUNZ  /  2 Comments

Calling out the ‘maverick’ Logan Paul for his coverage of a Japanese suicide below Mt Fuji is hypocrisy.

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Lorde’s apology & ignorance, unfair hard left criticism, claims of hypocrisy and the power of Israeli propaganda (cough-cough plus Brian Edwards)

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  70 Comments

There has been an enormous amount said about Lorde’s decision to not play Apartheid Israel. There have been hypercritical claims from some on the hard left that her stance is empty and self interested and there have been claims from pro-Israel critics she is being hypocritical.

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GUEST BLOG: Amanda Sorrenson – Veganuary; The best NY’s resolution you can make!

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Are you pondering the best New Year’s resolution that can help animals, the planet and your health?

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The Christmas Counter Fit

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

If you are one of those people anxiously still waiting by the mail box for the gifts you ordered online yesterday to arrive before Christmas, I have got bad news. You are going to have get off your butt and join the rest of the Christmas celebrating world and go to the mall.

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While you squeal with vanity on social media about your Secret Santa delivery – here is the rest of NZ

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…a change of Government is not enough and we have a long, long, long way to go. But please continue with the Secret Santa bragging.

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How Stats NZ Censors Non-binary Gender Identities

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

I’m a citizen of this country, with all the rights and responsibilities that come with this particular social contract. So I am somewhat alarmed that the existence of my particular experience and expression of gender is not recorded. The state uses the information collated by Stats NZ to inform policy decisions. This implies to me that a non-binary identity is not considered in NZ policy.

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How Steven Joyce killed NZ music & how a new youth radio station could save it

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

There’s been a very interesting series of articles published by the NZ Herald over the last week looking into why the NZ music scene that was so vibrant at the end of the 1990s has crashed to such woeful levels now.

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Don Brash’s attitudes a relic of colonialism

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

Don Brash also overlooked the historical and contemporary diversity, and complexity of New Zealand, saying ‘New Zealand values are British values’, and that a lot of socio-economic deprivation among Maori is because they ‘don’t speak English properly’.

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Yardley & Hosking: The 2 mikes on poor people & wealth creation

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

We have one Mike who wants to keep propping up failed economic models and another Mike who wants to keep propping up failed welfare policy.

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Why Black Friday is the perfect mutation of the First Thanksgiving Colonialism 

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Black Friday is the shopping day after Thanksgiving in America where stores drop prices to ridiculously low levels causing ugly scenes of violence outside department stores as desperate people shove and stampede past each other in an orgy of consumerism that makes one sad and repelled in equal measure.  

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Reflections on racial exclusion in an EziBuy catalogue

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

The absence of ethnically diverse women in fashion magazines as part of media bias, ‘defines the contours of society’, shapes our understanding of the world, how we see ourselves, how we are seen, and helps create ‘social identities and realities’. It’s a form of ‘racial framing’.

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What Duncan Greive misses and why Ben Mack is National’s best chance of winning 2020

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

There is never a better fight to settle down and watch explode on Twitter than a fight between schisms.

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