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Feed the kids

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, October 4th, 2014 - 16 comments

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Hone Harawira said “farewell” to Parliament yesterday, in a well attended event. He left behind him a challenge…

Open mike 04/10/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 4th, 2014 - 173 comments

mickysavage

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Weekend social 03/10/2014

Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, October 3rd, 2014 - 18 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?

David Farrar gets it wrong on abortion law in NZ

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, October 3rd, 2014 - 43 comments

prochoice aotearoa

David Farrar is wrong. We don’t have abortion on request in New Zealand. Not literally, and not “effectively.”

Open mike 03/10/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, October 3rd, 2014 - 156 comments

Keep calm vote left

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Labour announces leadership election details

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, October 2nd, 2014 - 153 comments

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Labour has announced details of the leadership contest including timing, closing of nominations, and the dates of hustings meetings.

Open mike 02/10/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, October 2nd, 2014 - 182 comments

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Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Open mike 01/10/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, October 1st, 2014 - 408 comments

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Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

NRT: A model for unaccountability

Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, September 30th, 2014 - 14 comments

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The Act party, well known for rorts, dodgy deals, general corruption, and the poor calibre of their candidates, is doing it again. National gave their single novice MP an “under-secretary” position to allow Act to rort extra money from taxpayers. It also provides him with a position that is wholly unaccountable to parliament or the public via OIA.

Open mike 30/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, September 30th, 2014 - 268 comments

Hooton

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Join now to elect a leader

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 pm, September 29th, 2014 - 162 comments

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Labour’s leadership rules state that if you want to have a vote in this leadership election you need to be a paid-up member by Wednesday 1 October, 11.59pm.

Open mike 29/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, September 29th, 2014 - 287 comments

henchmen

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Jackal: The truth will out

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 pm, September 28th, 2014 - 114 comments

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Cameron Slater is a complete arsehole. He gets paid to exercise these talents as was exposed in Dirty Politics. So the question is who is paying him to attack researchers in public health? Do we have a National Minister of Health yet? Or is it the junk food industry or the tobacco lobby? And does he declare his earnings to the IRD?

Robertson announces that he is standing for leader

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 28th, 2014 - 193 comments

Grant Robertson

Grant Robertson is the second Labour MP to announce that he wishes to seek the party’s leadership.

David Clark on Dunedin North

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, September 28th, 2014 - 44 comments

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MP for Dunedin North David Clark has been reflecting on the very successful result in the electorate.

Surveillance in Australia

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, September 28th, 2014 - 51 comments

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Latest developments in Australia are relevant in the context of the recent focus on surveillance in NZ. What are the odds that the Nats will pass similar laws here during their current term?

Open mike 28/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 28th, 2014 - 67 comments

ede

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Labour has a leadership contest

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, September 27th, 2014 - 196 comments

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David Cunliffe has announced that he has resigned as leader of the Labour Party but will stand again to seek a mandate for change.

Cunliffe’s statement

Written By: - Date published: 1:12 pm, September 27th, 2014 - 280 comments

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Labour’s Council is currently meeting. David Cunliffe is expected to make a statement today at 2:30. It will be covered live by RNZ, 3 News and other outlets.  Update:  David Cunliffe has announced his resignation from the leader’s position but will contest the vacant leadership.  Get ready for a leadership contest …

Boots Theory: Creepy behaviour from David Farrar

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, September 27th, 2014 - 77 comments

Key-Slater-Farrar

David Farrar continues the Dirty Politics strategy of trying to intimidate critics of the government into silence.

Stop deep sea oil drilling hikoi

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 27th, 2014 - 2 comments

Hikoi stop deep sea drilling

National wants to permit deep sea oil drilling. Last time there was huge opposition and the opposition is starting again. The hikoi is under way.

Local Bodies: Greens Immediately Become the Opposition.

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, September 27th, 2014 - 63 comments

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bspout at Local Bodies was well up on the Greens list, but as the Greens only got 10%, he didn’t get into parliament. But as he says, with Labour navel gazing and NZ First lacking experience, the greens are currently the only effective opposition at present.

Open mike 27/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 27th, 2014 - 72 comments

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Open mike 26/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 26th, 2014 - 330 comments

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Open mike 25/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2014 - 288 comments

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NRT: Will Key act on child poverty?

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 16 comments

child poverty a national disgrace

While the left lost the election, it looks like we’ve won another battle in the war of ideas, with John Key being forced to at least pretend he wants to do something about child poverty. Ideas long recommended from the Children’s Commissioner may finally be implemented.

Open mike 24/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 24th, 2014 - 252 comments

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Open mike 23/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 23rd, 2014 - 234 comments

henchmen

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NRT: MMP, electorates, and misaligned incentives

Written By: - Date published: 3:18 pm, September 22nd, 2014 - 165 comments

cosgrove-campaign

No Right Turn points out the underlying truth of voting in an MMP environment. For the party electorate seats don’t matter much. Running electorate only campaigns are not productive. He is wrong in ascribing them no value. They provide a base for campaigning.

Open mike 22/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, September 22nd, 2014 - 311 comments

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Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Psephology-o-rama: Hangover nerdery edition

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, September 21st, 2014 - 23 comments

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Now that the battle for election night ratings is over for another three years, here is a table for your entrail-reading pleasure showing the three biggest parties’ vote shares in a few different geographic / demographic segments.

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    The Daily Blog | 07-10
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    The Daily Blog | 07-10
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    The Daily Blog | 07-10
  • Hone showing more dignity in defeat than Russel Norman has ever managed in ...
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • Key’s sick version of making state homes into an episode of ‘the block...
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • New terror warning
    New terror warning...
    The Daily Blog | 06-10
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • Income Tax to Vote for
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Rachel Jones – Me, Me, Me! Meh.
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
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    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • Burqa’s, Mulsim bashing and the sudden need by Key to reinvade Iraq
    I love how Key can tell the NZ media before the election that we won’t re-invade Iraq, and then as soon as he wins, just shrug it off and look to do just that. Not content with the ability to...
    The Daily Blog | 06-10
  • How was raiding Nicky Hager’s home for 10 hours so important?
    You would think would you not that there were many crimes in NZ worthy of investigation far more important than raiding an investigative journalists home. Not in the new Nu Zilind though, in the new Nu Zilind, investigative journalists who...
    The Daily Blog | 06-10
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    The Daily Blog | 05-10
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  • NZ Housing Crisis: Local Government Still Confused
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    Scoop politics | 13-10
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    Scoop politics | 13-10
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    Scoop politics | 13-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
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    Scoop politics | 12-10
  • Not joining fight against Islamic State would be “odd” –...
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    Scoop politics | 11-10
  • Owen interviews UN analyst and author Jeffrey Laurenti
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    Scoop politics | 11-10
  • Lisa Owen interviews Labour MP Andrew Little
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    Scoop politics | 11-10
  • Lisa Owen interviews Prime Minister John Key
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    Scoop politics | 11-10
  • Bruce Jesson Lecture: Mike Joy – Paradise Squandered
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Q & A 12/10/14: John Key, Foreign Fighters, Maggie Barry
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Christians, the Death Penalty and Restorative Justice
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • INZ claim that listeners of Indian radio Station not NZers
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Korean Navy to Visit Auckland
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Government has abandoned at-risk youth
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Police attaché role to boost close China-NZ ties
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Election Writ Returned And Successful List Members Elected
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    Scoop politics | 10-10
  • Girls should be free from violence
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Insights Issue 38 – 10 October 2014
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • International Day of the Girl 2014
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Introducing NZPRA
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Home detention for sex abuse image collection
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Positive Result From Recount
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Drop in Animal Testing Welcome
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • JR McKenzie Trust Thrilled with Indigenous Accolade
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • CBB Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Broadcasting
    The Coalition for Better Broadcasting cautiously welcomes the appointment of Amy Adams as the new Minister of Broadcasting....
    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • UCSA responds to issues regarding Equity and Diversity
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Open Letter from JustSpeak to New Justice Sector Ministers
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Taking a stand epitomises the Kiwi fighting spirit
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • Te Tai Tokerau Judicial Recount Official Results
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    Scoop politics | 09-10
  • New Zealand’s farmer suicide disgrace
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Legal fund for Nicky Hager
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Rape Crisis appalled by ‘RACK Appreciation Society”
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • UNICEF New Zealand Launches Ebola Emergency Appeal
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • UN call on Iran to halt destruction of Shiraz cemetery
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Sharing explicit photos without consent is sexual abuse
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Universities must do more to stop sexual abuse of students
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    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • LGNZ seeks collaboration on housing affordability
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    Scoop politics | 07-10
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