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Why we urgently need to investigate Chinese influence over National

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  107 Comments

National Party MPs are personally invested in Chinese Business Interests and shock horror the policy National puts out just happens to benefit those Chinese Business Interests, as for China using farms to help test missile guidance systems for the Chinese military, can anyone possibly find an example more spectacularly splendid than that?

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2014 Election – Post-mortem Up-date

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Counting of Special Votes are completed and the Electoral Commission’s final election results have been announced;

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An election looms: do I feel lucky?

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Consider this. A few hundred metres away, right in front of you, there’s a man with a very big gun — a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. You’re looking down the barrel. He’s just pulled the trigger, and a bullet is speeding towards you. You would very much like to dodge the bullet, but your fate depends on the actions of the political parties standing for election on September the 20th.

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The Right-wing – strong on crime!

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If National/ACT are exhibiting this kind of arrogance after only two years – what on Earth will they be up to if they win a Third Term?!

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Broken English, broken government, broken climate

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

Bill English’s unguarded statements on climate change demonstrate just how out of touch the National Party leadership really is, and how important it is that they should be forced to face facts.

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Getting out the climate vote

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

Ten days ago a group of environmental NGOs launched the Climate Voter initiative — a non-partisan effort to put climate change firmly onto the election agenda. Over 18,000 people have already signed up.

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Protest against National Party soiree results in one arrest – for bugger all!

By   /  July 1, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

If those National supporters think sixty protesters were too noisy, imagine 250,000 children all screaming out for help.

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Put a proper price on carbon or we’ll pay a proper price

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

As long as governments have a completely free hand, and are backed by vested interests with deep pockets, they’ll screw up carbon policy. They’ll do it at every opportunity. So let’s take some of the levers out of their hands, and give them to someone with a legislated requirement to act in the best interest of all New Zealanders.

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National – self-censoring embarrassing statements?

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

There is disturbing activity taking place on National’s website. The Party is self-censoring itself and quietly, without fuss, removing certain embarrassing information from it’s website.

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