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Charity is illegal in Florida

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, February 1st, 2015 - 24 comments

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Open mike 01/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, February 1st, 2015 - 184 comments

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Open mike 31/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 31st, 2015 - 172 comments

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Weekend social 30/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, January 30th, 2015 - 30 comments

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Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

National MP Mike Sabin resigns

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, January 30th, 2015 - 149 comments

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UPDATED: Northland MP Mike Sabin has resigned.

Green Party announcement – Russel Norman to stand down as leader

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, January 30th, 2015 - 235 comments

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Twitter has gone berserk about an announced Green Party press conference for 11 am today. Initial speculation is that a Green MP may be standing down. Update: One News has tweeted Russell Norman has resigned as leader. Update: Russel’s Norman’s statement added.

Open mike 30/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, January 30th, 2015 - 230 comments

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NRT: An untenable position

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, January 29th, 2015 - 27 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn on the Mike Sabin situation. “For the sake of propriety and the integrity of our justice system, Sabin must be stood down”…

Open mike 29/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, January 29th, 2015 - 163 comments

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Imperator Fish: A clarification

Written By: - Date published: 3:50 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 31 comments

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Sexist right-wingers are lining up to abuse Eleanor Catton for speaking her mind. The odious Sean Plunket is the worst, calling Catton a “hua” (sounds like and sometimes defined as “whore”). Imperator Fish responds

Labour’s plan vs National’s plan

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 43 comments

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The choice is clear.

Polity: Key deluded on housing progress

Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 28 comments

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Rob Salmond at Polity on Key – “Is he deluded, or is he being deliberately misleading?”…

Andrew Little State of the Nation in 2015

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 28th, 2015 - 299 comments

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The speech notes from Andrew Little’s State of the Nation speech delivered this morning

Open mike 28/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 28th, 2015 - 128 comments

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Eleanor Catton on NZ

Written By: - Date published: 5:17 pm, January 27th, 2015 - 212 comments

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Award winning author Eleanor Catton has expressed her disappointment and anger with politics in general and the government in particular.

Polity: Crampton on online GST

Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, January 27th, 2015 - 33 comments

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Rob Salmond has a bite at Eric Campton’s rather ideologically naive ideas about balancing up the GST playing ground between local and overseas retailers. Rather than not doing anything about it as Eric suggests and leaving local retailers flailing. Why not just make it simple as local collection of GST?

Open mike 27/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, January 27th, 2015 - 216 comments

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Happy birthday Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 26th, 2015 - 11 comments

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Happy Birthday Auckland. Body in The Herald comments on “A splendid anniversary”

Open mike 26/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 26th, 2015 - 319 comments

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Open mike 25/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, January 25th, 2015 - 170 comments

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The state of the union

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, January 24th, 2015 - 74 comments

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American commentator William Rivers Pitt on Obama’s state of the union.

Metiria Turei’s speech prepared for Ratana

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 24th, 2015 - 88 comments

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Metiria Turei’s speech prepared for delivery at Ratana has attracted some attention for her strong criticism of John Key’s revisionism of Aotearoa’s history in suggesting that Aotearoa was settled peaceably.

Open mike 24/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, January 24th, 2015 - 199 comments

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Weekend social 23/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, January 23rd, 2015 - 39 comments

wksc

Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Open mike 23/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, January 23rd, 2015 - 213 comments

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Open mike 22/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:56 am, January 22nd, 2015 - 266 comments

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Step up to the mike …

Open mike 21/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, January 21st, 2015 - 268 comments

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NRT: GCHQ spies on journalists

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 7 comments

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I/S – “GCHQ considers investigative journalists a “security threat” alongside hackers and terrorists”…

NRT: Our financial laws mean nothing

Written By: - Date published: 4:25 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 20 comments

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I/S – “the Financial Markets Authority knew about almost 4,000 crimes and never bothered to prosecute any of them”…

Espiner profile on Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 17 comments

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Guyon Espiner has a paywalled profile of Andrew Little up at The Listener.

Open mike 20/01/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, January 20th, 2015 - 139 comments

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