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The three things we learnt this week

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Good week for the Left, good week for NZ.

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National attack Labour for launching 75 inquiries and end up shooting themselves in the foot

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

I haven’t seen self mutilation this bad since Passion of the Christ.

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Look at this picture – the National Party said this could never happen

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Remember that above image when the National Party insist things can’t be done.

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Another report that clearly states how damaging farming is for our environment has been released, is it time to end big Dairy in NZ?

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Economically it makes no sense to continue investing in big Dairy when synthetic milk and meat are on the horizon.

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EQC blowout, Middlemoore Hospital rot & another National Party housing project collapse

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

How can the National Party destroy the country over 9 years, get exposed after they leave power and yet still have 44% of NZ supporting them?

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MFAT use dirty corporate spies to spy on TPPA protestors

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Who did Thompson + Clark spy on? Who authorised it?

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MUST READ: Letting In The Light

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

The position of Jacinda’s government is not made any easier by elements within the news media who act as if the Right’s suspicion and resentment is, in some unexplained way, justified. In spite of the fact that the Labour-NZF-Green government has been in office barely six months, and ignoring the almost daily revelations of the previous government’s extraordinary derelictions and mismanagement, they lash Jacinda’s ministers as if they alone are responsible for the fact that the country’s infrastructure is, quite literally, rotting away.

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Wage theft at Maccas – $1 million a year in lieu days or public holiday pay

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It has been over three years since we first wrote to the company questioning how they calculated annual leave and asking them to fix it. At first, they simply ignored or rejected our arguments out of hand. We then applied for an Employment Relations Authority hearing on the issue. 

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MUST READ: The fiscal stranglehold

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  8 Comments

When the Fund is included, New Zealand’s net debt level becomes extremely low. Treasury projections in the fiscal update December 2017 show net debt including the fund actually disappears by 2022!  Time to stop the fiscal panic please.

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – Winners and Loser: The New Zealand Tax System

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

There has been the constant spectre of the Tax Working Group hanging over us, and over the weekend, the appointment of Marama Davidson as Co-leader of the Greens gave rise to the discussion of new and higher taxes, including higher income tax, for which she is a supporter.

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TDB Prisoner Rights Blogger Arthur Taylor challenging the Government

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Other blogs write about the political landscape.
TDB actively tries to change it.

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As they whine they weren’t consulted – never forget that NZ Oil & Gas voted to give nothing to Pike River families

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Rachel Stewart has once again proven why she is this country’s best columnist (it is so weird that she wasn’t included in this years media awards yet an over rated mummy blogger and Ben Mack eye-rollingly were) with this damning indictment on the NZ oil Industry…

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So what Gerry Brownshirt is saying is that there shouldn’t be any real oversight of our GSCB & SIS

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Could Gerry go back to making the rebuild of Christchurch a nightmare rather than mouthing off about oversight his Government could never provide?

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Why Finlayson is being disingenuous with the truth over Whakatōhea Settlement

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I was in Opotiki last month talking with local Māori about their treaty deal with the Crown and the bombshell revelation that the Crown rushed through the settlement is a huge local topic I can safely say shows the total disingenuous nature of Finlayson’s claims that he did nothing wrong.

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Delusional NZ Oil industry clutching at straws – they need to call Matthew Hooton

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…that’s right folks! There must be some nefarious reason the new Government are shutting down oil that isn’t the overwhelming science that climate change demands immediate action!

Damn those communists with their facts and reason and more facts!

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Can someone please read the Bible to Duncan Garner and Israel Folau?

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

To be honest, I don’t think Israel understands the Bible he’s standing up for any more than Duncan does.

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