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Trends in America

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, April 6th, 2015 - 29 comments

Third world america

Here’s some slow Monday reading to ponder, on political trends in America.

Open mike 06/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 6th, 2015 - 182 comments

omt

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 …

Rod Oram on the RMA and spin

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 5th, 2015 - 66 comments

spin-thumb

An excellent piece by Rod Oram on the RMA and the government’s attempts at spin.

Open mike 05/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 5th, 2015 - 124 comments

omt

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 04/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 4th, 2015 - 83 comments

omt

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 03/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 3:59 pm, April 3rd, 2015 - 15 comments

wksc

Mmmmmm – long weekend!

Open mike 03/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 3rd, 2015 - 96 comments

planetkey_620x310

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 …

Daily Review

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, April 2nd, 2015 - 57 comments

Monkey takes photos on camera

This is an experimental post to see how a second open mike type post would work.  Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas the opportunity to review events of the day.  The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).  Don’t forget to be kind to each other.

Planet Key

Written By: - Date published: 5:48 pm, April 2nd, 2015 - 24 comments

planetkey_620x310

Turns out that “Planet Key” is not an election advertisement after all.

Media Take – on GCSB and spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 9 comments

waihopai-thumb

Check out the most recent Media Take (Tuesdays on Maori TV), on the GCSB and the consequences of our Pacific spying.

Open mike 02/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 111 comments

openmike

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 …

Victory for the workers at Cotton On

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, April 1st, 2015 - 29 comments

Cotton On.  Nanawall Systems

FIRST Union has announced the ratification of the first ever collective agreement for workers at Cotton On.

Fruukd: New Media Venture

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, April 1st, 2015 - 15 comments

journalist stock image

The Standardista Collective today announced plans for a massive new media venture, Fruukd.

Open mike 01/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, April 1st, 2015 - 235 comments

openmike

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: This does not bode well

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, March 31st, 2015 - 22 comments

no-right-turn

I/S at No Right Turn on the way that National is manipulating official environmental reporting to try and conceal the damage…

Open mike 31/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 31st, 2015 - 247 comments

openmike

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 …

Have your say on our electoral system

Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, March 30th, 2015 - 25 comments

election ballot box

Make a submission about how our voting system should be improved.

RMA backdown?

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, March 30th, 2015 - 32 comments

smiley-face-flat

If this is accurate it is good news for the RMA and good news for NZ…

Open mike 30/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 30th, 2015 - 335 comments

openmike

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 …

CWC15 Final

Written By: - Date published: 3:34 pm, March 29th, 2015 - 65 comments

vettori-catch

Big day for NZ cricket – all the best to the Black Caps!

LocalBodies: Northland speaks and National still isn’t listening

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, March 29th, 2015 - 25 comments

Northland house

Steven Joyce is adamant that Northland was unique and what it really needed was improved infrastructure such as roads and broadband. Joyce has a narrow, blinkered view of the world. Sadly the election defeat didn’t remove his blinkers or open his eyes to look at Northlands real needs.

Crowdfunding Scoop – last chance

Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, March 29th, 2015 - No comments

scoop-fly-2015

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

Open mike 29/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, March 29th, 2015 - 126 comments

openmike

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 …

Random observations

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 19 comments

key-fail

A selection of the wit and wisdom of Twitter tonight. Compare and contrast the Labour and National leaders.

The Northland Buy Election

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 201 comments

Osborne Key

A post to allow for the discussion of the Northland Buy Election result.

Open mike 28/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 28th, 2015 - 186 comments

openmike

Today being buy election day in Northland means that everyone should refrain from making comments about the buy election until polling booths close at 7:00 pm. There will be a post up at 7:01 pm where you can comment to your heart’s content. Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step right up to the mike …

Weekend social 27/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, March 27th, 2015 - 70 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?

Trying to get the truth out of a Nat

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, March 27th, 2015 - 44 comments

nz-worst-emissions

Russel Norman tries to get the truth out of Simon Bridges. Bridges really really doesn’t want to admit that NZ’s emissions have increased by 20% from 2008 to 2012. 5 minutes and 10 seconds of painful nonsense to get an answer…

Tremain on Northland

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, March 27th, 2015 - 15 comments

tremain-on-osborne

Dim-Post tracking poll

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, March 27th, 2015 - 58 comments

dim-post-traking-oll

Open mike 27/03/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, March 27th, 2015 - 184 comments

Winston Peters Northland cropped2

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 …

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