Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, October 7th, 2015 - 104 comments
A roundup of the best analysis of and reaction to the TPP. The gains are minor and delayed, the losses are real. In NZ we don’t have any democratic input into ratification, but the US does, and the deal may fall there.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, October 5th, 2015 - 23 comments
Exxon knew all about global warming and the “hockey stick” all the way back in 1981. Naturally the course of action they decided on was to lie and deny.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 2nd, 2015 - 27 comments
Respected journalist Jon Stephenson has extracted an apology and payment from the NZ Defence Force for their attack on his work in 2011. He is owed an apology from John Key too…
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, September 30th, 2015 - 32 comments
Peter Dunne doesn’t hold back in his assessment of the craven foreign policy – that is the creation of his government.
Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, September 28th, 2015 - 208 comments
The Nats are obsessed with the reproductive rights of those they deem “unfit”. Once again they are floating the idea of compulsory controls.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 28 comments
Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 24th, 2015 - 66 comments
We have passed an interesting milestone in the evolution of NZ politics. Key’s poll-driven pandering has just been taken to the next level. Political / media dinosaurs will never be able to dismiss “The Twitterati” again.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 39 comments
As last ditch efforts to pass the TPP continue, Key is softening us up to sign a bad deal. Coincidentally, two articles yesterday highlight the risks to NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, September 21st, 2015 - 88 comments
OK I confess I’m only writing this post because the chance to use that title tickled my fancy. But anyway – almost 70% of us oppose changing the flag.
Written By: - Date published: 12:09 pm, September 20th, 2015 - 5 comments
As our media becomes increasingly shallow, you might be looking for some solid content reading on a quiet Sunday. Check out Briefing Papers from AUT.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, September 19th, 2015 - 17 comments
The “Roy Morgan roundabout” poll has swung round to the left again, with National at 44.5% (down 6), Labour 31% (up 4) and Greens 15% (up 4).
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, September 18th, 2015 - 67 comments
Very bad news for all those losing their jobs, commiserations to you. It’s a pretty heartless economy out there, and pretty soon there won’t be anyone left to comment on it. Consumers of celebrity gossip will still have it good though, so I guess that’s something.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 18th, 2015 - 75 comments
Grant McLachlan (a former Parliamentary researcher and a Nat campaign director) calls National’s flag process “a jack up”, and says “Everything the National Party has done around the flag debate is dodgy”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 17th, 2015 - 30 comments
Last night in Parliament Labour MP Sue Moroney’s bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks passed its first reading by one vote, with only National and ACT opposed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, September 16th, 2015 - 100 comments
The subtle and not so subtle demonisation of Jeremy Corbyn by England’s establishment media is going to be something to behold.
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, September 14th, 2015 - 183 comments