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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

DunedinNorth2014

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

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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

green caucus

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.

Media don’t believe their own polls

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, September 21st, 2014 - 62 comments

Lanthanide

What strikes me now is the media commentators saying it was “a surprising result”. Well, if we were to believe all the polls, then this result is not a surprise. This tells us that the media don’t believe their own polls.

Open mike 21/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 21st, 2014 - 433 comments

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Seat watch – Te Tai Tokerau

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 pm, September 20th, 2014 - 65 comments

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Will Hone hang on and bring in Internet Mana MPs with him?  The polls suggest that the race with Kelvin Davis is neck and neck although Hone has this habit of doing far better than the landline polls would suggest. Updated: Kelvin Davis ahead but it was won by specials last time.

Seat Watch – Epsom

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 pm, September 20th, 2014 - 11 comments

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Who will win Epsom? Will enough people rebel at John Key’s instruction to vote for the ACT candidate or will ACT’s extreme policies and Jaime Whyte’s weirdness mean that the people of Epsom will rebel and vote for Paul Goldsmith? Updated: Early, but the Act guy ahead.

From Moira

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 pm, September 20th, 2014 - 4 comments

moiralab

Moira Coatsworth, Labour Party President, sent this notice out to the members, supporters and volunteers.

Election watch 2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 pm, September 20th, 2014 - 694 comments

Election Sign

I hear there was an election today.  What happened?

21:45: National will probably be easily able to form a coalition with their two puppet parties and maybe the Maori party. Conservatives out.

Open mike 20/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 20th, 2014 - 17 comments

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    The Daily Blog | 02-10
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  • Both of Cameron Slater’s mates leading the Labour Party?
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    The Daily Blog | 02-10
  • National Party Spice Boys
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    The Daily Blog | 02-10
  • Coalition for Better Broadcasting – What Has Political Journalism Become...
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    The Daily Blog | 02-10
  • Tony Abbott on burqa
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    The Daily Blog | 02-10
  • Council of Women Choose Not to Protect Women And Children
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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 Labour MP David Shearer
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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
    Congratulations from all of us here at JustSpeak on your appointment at the helm of Aotearoa’s justice sector....
    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
    While the 169 farmers who committed suicide since 2007/8 eclipses the 112 people who have tragically died in agricultural occupational deaths, this toll has gone largely unnoticed aside from the families and communities it touches. “New Zealand’s...
    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
    As the numbers of infected and related deaths from Ebola continue to rise at an alarming pace, UNICEF New Zealand has today launched an emergency appeal for urgently needed funds in order to stem the spread of the virus....
    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
    I am very pleased and proud to announce that Kathleen Tuai-Ta’ufo’ou has been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive Officer for the Fonua Ola Network Trust....
    Scoop politics | 08-10
  • UN call on Iran to halt destruction of Shiraz cemetery
    The New Zealand Baha'i community hopes that recent pressure from high-level United Nations human rights experts will halt Iran's ongoing destruction of a historic Baha’i cemetery in Shiraz. The UN has called the desecration an unacceptable violation of...
    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
    Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) says local government, central government and the business sector need to work together with communities to address housing affordability across New Zealand. Housing affordability is a complex issue that is driven by multiple...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Tai Tokerau Electoral Recount
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    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • CCS Disability Action Welcomes Nicky Wagner as New Minister
    CCS Disability Action warmly welcomes Hon Nicky Wagner as the new Minister for Disabilities Issues. CCS Disability Action, Chief Executive, David Matthews said he was looking forward to working with the new Minister. “For seventy nine years, we have been...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • KPI to enter into regional maritime federation
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    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Burger Lovers Urged to Keep Pork Off Their Fork
    Animal advocacy group SAFE is urging consumers to opt out of that bacon burger. They are asking Kiwis to ‘keep pork off their fork’ with their pick of New Zealand’s top gourmet vegetarian and vegan burgers for World Vegetarian Month...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Number of women in Parliament disappointing
    The UN Women National Committee of Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NC ANZ) is disappointed 121 years after women won the right to vote in Aotearoa New Zealand, there are still not enough women in parliament or in cabinet....
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Public Lecture and Discussion on Israel/Palestine
    We encourage you to join us for a public lecture and discussion regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people. The recent intensification of violence between these parties has led to greater public consciousness of this conflict...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Submissions sought on Ranman fungicide
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    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Sirocco at Parliament
    Sirocco, New Zealand’s official spokes bird for conservation will be at Parliament today to join in celebrating the achievements of the Kākāpō Recovery Programme over the last two decades....
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Recount Just One Step to Restoring Credibility
    “I have applied for a judicial recount of the votes in the Tai Tokerau election because it is one step in trying to restore credibility to the electoral process in the north, and, I suspect, in all other Maori electorates...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/6/14
    The operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit decreased from $4.4 billion, to $2.9 billion. The continued narrowing of the OBEGAL deficit was a result of further growth in the nominal economy (leading to a higher tax take)....
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Monthly Economic Indicators September 2014
    The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 3:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. The main points: • The economy continued to expand at a solid pace in the June...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
  • Global day of action against Rio Tinto
    Union members at the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point have held a stopwork meeting today as part of a global day of action against smelter owners Rio Tinto. “Across the world, Rio Tinto are infamous for undermining good work conditions...
    Scoop politics | 07-10
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