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Slane: National’s clubs

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, February 28th, 2015 - 20 comments

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Open mike 28/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, February 28th, 2015 - 138 comments

Carmel Sepuloni

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Weekend social 27/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, February 27th, 2015 - 27 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?

Labour’s new president

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, February 27th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Congratulations to Nigel Haworth who has been elected President of the Labour Party and commiserations to Rob Gallagher.

Open mike 27/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, February 27th, 2015 - 221 comments

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John Key channels Clarke and Dawe

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 pm, February 26th, 2015 - 26 comments

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David Parker recaps Key’s bluster on his Donghua Liu dinner, and it’s pure comedy.

NRT: John Key on MP’s pay rises

Written By: - Date published: 3:26 pm, February 26th, 2015 - 35 comments

Angry John Key

John Key has said today that he has urged the Remuneration Authority not to give MPs a salary increase.  Get that feeling of deja vu?  Idiot Savant at No Right Turn explains why.

All the best Helen Kelly

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, February 26th, 2015 - 48 comments

Helen Kelly

“The head of the Council of Trade Unions has confirmed she has lung cancer.”

Petition – Not In My Name

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, February 26th, 2015 - 5 comments

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A petition to oppose sending troops to Iraq has gained over 9,000 signatures in its first 24 hours. You can sign the petition here.

Open mike 26/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, February 26th, 2015 - 266 comments

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Polity: Excluded middle

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, February 25th, 2015 - 24 comments

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National counterattack line on Iraq is now out and about, courtesy of National’s tester and parrot of lines – National pollster David Farrar at Kiwiblog. It consists of two contradictory lines about Labour. Also neither line is true. But they are just there for the ‘journalists’ to mindlessly repeat in the evening news.

Three speeches on going to war

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, February 25th, 2015 - 109 comments

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The first three speeches from yesterdays session in Parliament on sending troops to Iraq – John Key, Andrew Little, Russel Norman. Little’s speech is cogent, Norman’s is brilliant.

Open mike 25/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 5:55 am, February 25th, 2015 - 161 comments

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Open mike 24/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, February 24th, 2015 - 133 comments

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Open mike 23/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 23rd, 2015 - 130 comments

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New blog – Edge Times

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, February 22nd, 2015 - 45 comments

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Karol, ex of The Standard (and sorely missed), has started a new blog covering a mix of politics and popular culture. Please head on over and visit!

Open mike 22/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, February 22nd, 2015 - 189 comments

National clowns key parata smith english brownlee

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Open mike 21/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, February 21st, 2015 - 397 comments

National clowns key parata smith english brownlee

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Local Bodies: The Greens and Labour

Written By: - Date published: 5:51 pm, February 20th, 2015 - 136 comments

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Politics involves competition, opposition and robust debate as parties jostle to capture media time and to promote their policies and points of difference. But Andrew Little has recently mismanaged his relationship with the Green Party. There is an acceptable line between promoting the interests of ones own party and maintaining a working relationship with future coalition partners.

Weekend social 20/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, February 20th, 2015 - 17 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?

Guy Standing at AUT

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, February 20th, 2015 - 4 comments

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Prof Guy Standing is talking next Friday at 11am at AUT’s Auckland City Campus.

Crowdfunding Scoop

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, February 20th, 2015 - 30 comments

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If you value independent news and investigative journalism please go and give them a hand at Pledgeme

Open mike 20/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, February 20th, 2015 - 242 comments

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Interesting story coming up in The Herald

Written By: - Date published: 12:10 am, February 20th, 2015 - 104 comments

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There will probably be a story soonish in The Herald that will be of particular interest to The Standard community.

Open mike 19/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 19th, 2015 - 204 comments

John Key Mike Sabin

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Key the deal maker

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, February 18th, 2015 - 9 comments

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SkySore broken by design

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 18th, 2015 - 14 comments

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So the Nats spent $250,000 working out that an Auckland convention center needed 3500 seats to break even, and are now about to be delivered a center wtih 3000 seats.

Open mike 18/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, February 18th, 2015 - 156 comments

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Open mike 17/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, February 17th, 2015 - 272 comments

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The SkySore

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, February 16th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Dave Armstrong at The Dom Post has written a very funny piece on the SkyCity fiasco, and in the process coined the immortal phrase “The SkySore”.

Open Mike 16/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 16th, 2015 - 197 comments

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