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Herald editorial nails Government over climate change inaction

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Date published: 7:49 am, April 28th, 2016 - 31 comments

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The Herald castigated the Government over its inaction over climate change in an editorial released this morning.

Key’s land tax – too weak

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Date published: 7:11 am, April 28th, 2016 - 76 comments

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Reaction to Key’s land tax has been luke warm at best, with strong calls for more effective action. Labour is promising “a ‘tidal wave’ of big housing reforms”…

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 28th, 2016 - 86 comments

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Daily Review 27/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, April 27th, 2016 - 20 comments

Environment less important than economy

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RSNZ report – Transition to a low-carbon economy

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Date published: 11:43 am, April 27th, 2016 - 30 comments

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Today the Royal Society of NZ released the second of two reports into climate change and the actions NZ should be taking. Great work. Now all we need is great action.

Emmerson on the land tax

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Date published: 8:27 am, April 27th, 2016 - 38 comments

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The poll shift and the flag fiasco

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Date published: 8:17 am, April 27th, 2016 - 37 comments

John Key with the runner-up for the 2016 Dick Of The Year, Sean Plunket

A straight 3.5% swap National to NZF looks to me like the impact of the flag fiasco.

Open mike 27/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 27th, 2016 - 40 comments

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Latest Roy Morgan poll result: National support plunges

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Date published: 6:48 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 327 comments

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The latest Roy Morgan poll results and National’s support has plunged.

Daily Review 26/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 18 comments

Keep on the grass

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NRT: This is what happens if you don’t have a plan

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Date published: 3:23 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 4 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn on the renewables target and futility of targets without plans.

What has the ECHR ever done for the British?

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Date published: 1:55 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 4 comments

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Well nothing apart from …

Key prepares to backflip on Auckland housing

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Date published: 8:18 am, April 26th, 2016 - 126 comments

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John Key is preparing the ground for a reversal on National’s refusal to do anything about Auckland’s housing crisis.

Technology and democracy

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Date published: 7:30 am, April 26th, 2016 - 23 comments

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Preliminary evidence shows how social media giants like Facebook and Google could influence elections. Should we be worried?

Open mike 26/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 26th, 2016 - 23 comments

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In the Home of Labour

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Date published: 5:59 pm, April 25th, 2016 - 48 comments

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Still out of touch and running out of time.

Anzac Day 2016

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Date published: 6:06 am, April 25th, 2016 - 62 comments

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Today is Anzac Day, 101 years since ANZAC forces began the Gallipoli campaign.

Open mike 25/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2016 - 108 comments

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Memo from Crosby Textor: Murray McCully and the Hagaman donation

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Date published: 2:01 pm, April 24th, 2016 - 35 comments

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The Standard has obtained a copy of a Crosby Textor memo concerning risks posed by Murray McCully’s handling of issues surrounding the awarding of the contract for the Niue resort.

Rodney Hide – stupid, corrupt or both?

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Date published: 10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments

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Hide’s Herald piece today is straight out of Dirty Politics Farrar’s playbook.

The failed estate: Tick Tick Tick

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Date published: 8:30 am, April 24th, 2016 - 22 comments

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Jim Parker criticises the actions of a Channel Nine film crew whose involvement in an international attempted kidnapping of two children raises ethical and legal issues.

Open mike 24/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 24th, 2016 - 92 comments

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Thoughts about a poppy

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Date published: 10:48 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 61 comments

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Back in my youth I decided that there were things that were worth fighting for when it became necessary. It is a viewpoint that I have never had to change, and it shows in what I do. If you want a society worth living in, then you need to make sure that it either stays that way, or moves towards it. Less memorials and more effort is a better way to remember our dead and maimed.

Robert Reich: The populist left and right are on the same side

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Date published: 9:30 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 43 comments

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A recent post from Salon.  Robert Reich believes that the left and right have more in common than they think.

NZ – The underarm bowlers of climate change

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Date published: 8:34 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments

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NZ under the Key government has hit new depths of ignominy as per capita the world’s biggest climate change cheat. And we plan to keep using the fraudulent “credits” we have purchased.

Open mike 23/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 23rd, 2016 - 24 comments

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Daily Review 22/04/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, April 22nd, 2016 - 9 comments

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Housing crisis solved!

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Date published: 4:10 pm, April 22nd, 2016 - 26 comments

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I don’t like to boast, but I have solved the housing crisis.

Key launches war on P

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Date published: 9:22 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 89 comments

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“My message to the gangs is clear. This Government is coming after your business and we will use every tool we have to destroy it. We will be ruthless in our pursuit of you and the evil drug you push.”

Who is behind the New Zealand Initiative?

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Date published: 9:02 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 201 comments

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The New Zealand Initiative has produced a research paper attacking the proposal for a sugar tax.  But who is it and who is it speaking on behalf of?

NRT: Bill English wants to end your privacy

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Date published: 7:11 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 85 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn the “data supermarket” and privacy concerns. “The government wants to be able to effectively spy on and database everyone, so they can save a few dollars here and there.”

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