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Ripples in History

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Question: What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade?

Answer, later.

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Simon burns his Teal Coalition Bridges

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

So with National’s antipathy to taking the crucial, hard steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what was National’s reasoning to entice the Green Party into a coalition deal (or at least a confidence and supply arrangement)? The answer came from Bluegreens co-chairman, Geoff Thompson. Thompson was unequivocally clear in his stated intention to using his front-organisation as a way for National to return to power;

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Green candidate part of anti-nuclear campaign awarded Nobel

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green candidate part of anti-nuclear campaign awarded Nobel

The Green Party congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition of NGOs that has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee recognised ICAN for its work to achieve the international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which opened for signature at the United Nations in September. The Green […]

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Once Upon a Time in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land…

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

You can feel mainstream media’s frustration with the news-vacuum created by the two week period necessary to count the approximately 384,072 (15% of total votes) Special Votes that were cast this election.

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign… (Iwa)

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

. . Red-Green, Blue-Green? There is mischief-making afoot. Suggestions for a National-Green coalition are being floated by various right-wing commentators, National Party figures, and some media pundits. Despite Green Party Leader, James Shaw, repeatedly ruling out any such possibility – the suggestion continues to circulate. On  election night, as TOP leader Gareth Morgan realised his […]

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Green Party Announces a Better Deal for Students

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party Announces a Better Deal for Students

The Green Party announced today that, in government, it will provide genuine support for students by bringing in a universal post-graduate student allowance and increasing allowance rates for all students. “The rise in the cost of living and higher rents are making life increasingly hard for students, and the Green Party has a plan to […]

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Chlöe Swarbrick first to line up to vote – Green Party

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Green Party candidate Chlöe Swarbrick got in early this morning, becoming the first political candidate in the country to place her vote at 8.30am at Ellerslie’s Mountainside Lutheran Church. “I’m going to give everything I have to ensure young people have their say this election, and will spend the next fortnight visiting all of New […]

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