The power of compassionate politics

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Date published: 9:20 am, March 20th, 2019 - 176 comments
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Jacinda Ardern has shown over the past week that she is one of the country’s best leaders.

Daily review 20/03/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2019 - 34 comments

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Westland Dairy sale

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Date published: 12:08 pm, March 20th, 2019 - 23 comments

Westland Dairy has done a deal to sell out to Yili industrial Group of Mongolia. This company is the third largest dairy company in New Zealand.

Open mike 20/03/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, March 20th, 2019 - 290 comments

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Daily review 19/03/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 19th, 2019 - 33 comments

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National’s unfortunate misstatement about its migrant petition

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Date published: 10:51 am, March 19th, 2019 - 73 comments

National has been caught out in what is euphemistically called a misspeak about when it took its odious anti UN Migration pact petition down from its website. It said it was weeks before the Christchurch murders but it appears the petition was still live after the event.

Mike Hosking’s unusual take on the Christchurch massacre

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Date published: 8:09 am, March 19th, 2019 - 134 comments

Mike Hosking has delivered an analysis of the Mosque murders that omits saying the massacre occurred in a mosque or that all the victims were of the Muslim faith or that the terrorist was a right wing extremist.

Open mike 19/03/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, March 19th, 2019 - 159 comments

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Daily review 18/03/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 18th, 2019 - 60 comments

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DPF does the right thing

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Date published: 5:05 pm, March 18th, 2019 - 100 comments

Kiwiblog comments have been turned off as David Farrar grapples with how to handle a crisis concerning hate speech.

Lets ban assault weapons – now

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Date published: 7:45 am, March 18th, 2019 - 284 comments

The Government needs to urgently change the law to ban the sale of military style semi automatic weapons.

Open mike 18/03/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, March 18th, 2019 - 125 comments

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‘Heroes’

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Date published: 4:03 pm, March 17th, 2019 - 91 comments

A few musings on heroism.

Open mike 17/03/2019

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How To Get There 17/3/19

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Date published: 6:54 am, March 17th, 2019 - 33 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

The trouble with hate speech

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Date published: 1:02 pm, March 16th, 2019 - 319 comments

Yesterday’s terrorist attack which has resulted in 49 kiwis losing their lives highlights issues brought up by the tour of New Zealand by Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux and the debate about if hate speech should ever be tolerated.

Just outlaw semi-automatic weapons

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Date published: 10:54 am, March 16th, 2019 - 209 comments

I’ve used and worked with weapons for large chunks of my life. They’re not there for dickheads. There aren’t any reasons to keep operational semi-automatic weapons in civilian life. Just outlaw them. The conviction for unlawful possession of them requires mandatory imprisonment.

Christchurch: The Next Day

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Date published: 10:38 am, March 16th, 2019 - 123 comments

It’s the morning after the horrific attacks in Christchurch. 49 are dead, many more injured. The PM is flying to the city, having announced our gun laws are to be immediately strengthened. The country is reeling, but the fascists are bound to lose.

Open mike 16/03/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, March 16th, 2019 - 72 comments

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Daily review 15/03/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 40 comments

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Christchurch Mosque Shooting

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Date published: 2:39 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 362 comments

There has been a shooting at a mosque in Central Christchurch. Injured people have been seen in the doorway and armed Police are out in force.

UPDATE: The Star is reporting that one person is dead, and there are reports of a second mosque in Linwood being attacked.

UPDATE: A shooter has posted a series of manifestos. It appears to be typical race hate. It also appears that the shooting was live streamed.

UPDATE: The WestPac rescue helicopter is flying over Papanui High School, with what appears to be armed Police leaning out the doors. Papanui is approx 5 kms from the Dean’s Ave mosque. There are also reports that an arrest has been made.

UPDATE: Police confirm an arrest has been made. However the city remains in lockdown until it is clear that there is no further danger. Police also confirm multiple fatalities.

Last UPDATE for the night: 49 dead, 48 injured, 4 fascists in custody. Today has been horrible and tomorrow is going to be a very hard day. Kia kaha, aroha and lets stick together. A people united will never be defeated.

Ardern backs students striking for climate change

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Date published: 7:43 am, March 15th, 2019 - 70 comments

Jacinda Ardern has publicly supported the School students strike about climate change and urged them not to underestimate the power of their voices.

Open mike 15/03/2019

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Daily review 14/03/2019

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James Shaw Assaulted

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Date published: 11:34 am, March 14th, 2019 - 188 comments

Green co-leader James Shaw has been assaulted near Parliament. The MP is in hospital and a man has been arrested.

Brexit: the No Deal Vote

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Date published: 7:02 am, March 14th, 2019 - 46 comments

Day 2 of Westminster’s ‘meaningful votes’ on Brexit. This time its Deal or No Deal. Now with bonus Snoop Mogg!

Open mike 14/03/2019

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Daily review 13/03/2019

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More political interference on Huawei

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Date published: 4:00 pm, March 13th, 2019 - 24 comments

Here’s another one for the select committee reviewing foreign interference. Visitor from Britain Charlie Parton of the Royal United Services Institute was on Morning Report this morning telling us to avoid Huawei because they are Chinese and different from us. At least he does us a favour by making it clear the matter is political not technical.

Cardinal Pell

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Date published: 2:55 pm, March 13th, 2019 - 6 comments

Cardinal Pell has been given six years in jail for his crimes against children. But the Catholic Church has a range of other allegations to resolve.

Human Rights decision is quite pointed

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Date published: 8:54 am, March 13th, 2019 - 13 comments

A decision released yesterday by the Human Rights Review Tribunal that went against Cameron Slater is very clear. The gratuitous publication of personal details on its own simply isn’t newsworthy in any news medium. The topic has to actually be newsworthy to get the exemption in the Privacy Act for news mediums. 

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