National is now barking at Tahrs

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Date published: 1:38 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 95 comments
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National has launched an online petition against the culling of Tahrs, an animal that has been culled for years pursuant to a plan that was finalised by National in 1993.

Daily Review 26/09/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 26 comments

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Ardern on leadership

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Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 86 comments

Jacinda Ardern is storming New York.  In an interview has set out her beliefs on leadership and rebelled against the idea that politics should only be about scoring hits against opponents. National has replied by trying to score political hits against her.

Trump laughed at for waving his toad at UN

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Date published: 7:46 am, September 26th, 2018 - 32 comments

What can one say about Trump’s daft bragging at the UN, that raised a chorus of laughter at what he was saying. Clearly his toad is out of control.

Open Mike 26/09/2018

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How Patriarchy Works; A Newshub Special Investigation

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Date published: 11:25 am, September 25th, 2018 - 79 comments

A schoolgirl correctly identified exactly what caused the stink at Carterton South school. Why wasn’t she listened to?

The War on Drugz

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Date published: 8:18 am, September 25th, 2018 - 66 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will not sign up to Donald Trump’s global call to action on drugs. Will Simon Bridges do the responsible thing and agree with her that the announcement is a misplaced attempt to continue the currently failing approach to drugs?

Open Mike 25/09/2018

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Date published: 6:16 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 3 comments

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Wellington bus debacle deeply damaging to Govt’s transport policy

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Date published: 12:28 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 65 comments

Wellington has been the poster city for public transport in Aotearoa, but the debacle of introducing the hated hub system to Wellington’s bus system not only threatens that status but has wide implications for the success of government’s policy of favouring public transport over cars. Intervention is needed.

Just because you’re crass and politically stupid, Mr Bridges!

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Date published: 12:10 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 25 comments

The most dumbarse thing I have seen Simon Bridges quoted on was in an article about climate change issues saying that Jacinda Ardern should promote for more international tourism. After vast increases in visitors, we’re close to our current tourism capacity and we want to burn more carbon to get more tourists? WTF?

Simon says the weirdest things – shoplifting fines

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Date published: 9:05 am, September 24th, 2018 - 23 comments

In one interview Simon Bridges shows that he cannot do basic maths in his head and does not know a core feature of a law change he wants to support.

Open Mike 24/09/2018

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National will be gutted – Moodys gives New Zealand an Aaa credit rating

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Date published: 12:47 pm, September 23rd, 2018 - 59 comments

National’s chicken little the sky is falling mantra about New Zealand’s economy has been dealt a large hole by Moody’s confirming New Zealand’s Aaa AAA credit rating.

Open Mike 23/09/2018

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Who is the National caucus leaker?

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Date published: 9:52 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 140 comments

Winston Peters said in Parliament this week that he believes he knows who the leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel information is.

National forgets it apologised for Housing Corp meth hysteria

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Date published: 9:12 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 31 comments

Three months ago National apoligised for getting dud advice and evicting hundreds of state house tenants where miniscule amounts of methamphetamine were discovered. This week National backed off from that very proper apology.

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Tax Working Group report depressing reading

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Date published: 6:10 pm, September 21st, 2018 - 66 comments

The Tax Working Group says the gaping holes in our tax system make it unfair and undermine its integrity, but the prospect of the electorate embracing even its limited recommendations on taxing capital gains make for depressing contemplation.

Daily Review 21/09/2018

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Meka had to go

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Date published: 7:39 am, September 21st, 2018 - 137 comments

Jacinda Ardern has made the right call by sacking Meka Whaitiri as a Minister.

Open Mike 21/09/2018

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GDP figures expose business confidence survey nonsense

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Date published: 1:29 pm, September 20th, 2018 - 99 comments

ANZ Bank’s Outlook business confidence survey has been forecasting gloom and doom for the economy ever since the surprise election result turfed out the National Party. Today’s GDP data showed the economy has actually been pumping along faster than the Reserve Bank believes is good for it.

Caption contest

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Date published: 9:00 am, September 20th, 2018 - 61 comments

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How some men celebrated Suffrage Day

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Date published: 8:10 am, September 20th, 2018 - 37 comments

Two prominent men chose to celebrate Suffrage day yesterday, one by having himself photographed in front of female members of his caucus and the other by complaining that at different times different groups of men also did not have the vote.

Open Mike 20/09/2018

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Daily Review 19/09/2018

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What Government crisis?

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Date published: 5:06 pm, September 19th, 2018 - 35 comments

Labour and New Zealand First Ministers under the first term of the sixth Labour government sitting in the Cabinet office.

News of the Coalition’s bad health appears to be something of a beat up.

Will there be a Brexit?

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Date published: 11:37 am, September 19th, 2018 - 33 comments

In short, I think not.

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