National’s reshuffle

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Date published: 7:57 am, June 26th, 2019 - 60 comments
Categories: Judith Collins, national, paul goldsmith, same old national, Simon Bridges, uncategorized
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Simon Bridges had the chance to show leadership yesterday, cement his leadership of the National caucus, reward on talent and hard work and seek to unite a caucus that clearly has a few problems. How did he do?

100% carbon free power generation?

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Date published: 7:30 am, June 26th, 2019 - 69 comments
Categories: climate change, Conservation, energy, Environment, global warming, greens, james shaw
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The Interim Climate Change Commission has come out saying that making our electricity generation 100% renewable would be really expensive and that that expense would land on the poor of New Zealand. But the Government has already indicated it could be flexible on the target. ICCC should be helping us plan, not throwing road blocks in the way.

Open mike 27/06/2019

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Daily review 26/06/2019

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Open mike 26/06/2019

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Daily review 24/06/2019

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Date published: 6:16 pm, June 25th, 2019 - 26 comments

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Like nats leaving a sinking ship

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Date published: 1:22 pm, June 25th, 2019 - 65 comments

Amy Adams and Alistair Scott have announced their retirement from politics at the next election.

Regulating Bankers

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Date published: 8:16 am, June 25th, 2019 - 75 comments

Grant Robertson gets occasional criticism from the left but it is hard to fault him for his timing or his delivery in seeking to strengthen banking sector oversight.

Open mike 25/06/2019

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Daily review 24/06/2019

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The strange case of the missing Oregon Republican State senators

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Date published: 1:45 pm, June 24th, 2019 - 67 comments

Republican State Senators in the state of Oregon have headed for the hills and are being protected by a local nut job militia in an effort to thwart the democratically elected majority from doing passing a law to address climate change.

Open mike 24/06/2019

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Right wing loses it after Prime Minister makes a cake

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Date published: 10:18 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 57 comments

In a week where Donald Trump almost starts war against Iran, gets accused again of sexual assault, and has his ICE staff deny toothpaste, soap and blankets to kids in detention and Boris Johnson gets accused of domestic violence the local right loose it when Jacinda Ardern makes a cake.

What happened to Hisco?

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Date published: 9:18 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 75 comments

Stuff has published details of a sweetheart deal where David Hisco bought the ANZ owned property they were living in for a greatly reduced price. But was this good investigative work or a leak from within ANZ?

How To Get There 23/6/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 51 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.  

Open mike 23/06/2019

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National is pinning 2020 success on someone who is not in Parliament

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Date published: 10:24 am, June 22nd, 2019 - 135 comments

An expensive advertising campaign suggesting that Christopher Luxon could be the next Prime Minister after the 2020 election has appeared.

Open mike 22/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 22nd, 2019 - 226 comments

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Daily review 21/06/2019

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Results matter

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Date published: 9:34 am, June 21st, 2019 - 29 comments

Everyone knows that getting employers to increase rates of pay and improve conditions of work takes real pressure and the only real way working people can exert pressure, in the unbalanced relationship that exists between individual employees and employers, is by acting together; collectively. And that’s what we’ve been doing week in, week out and getting real results.

National is really worried that people may vote

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Date published: 8:33 am, June 21st, 2019 - 95 comments

Nick Smith has complained that making it easier for people to vote by allowing them to enrol on election day will disadvantage the National Party.

Open mike 21/06/2019

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Daily review 20/06/2019

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The desert that is the NZ Herald in the morning

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Date published: 8:48 am, June 20th, 2019 - 19 comments

This morning read at 0645 it was the New York Times with a subscription, BBC World which doesn’t need one, Sydney Morning Herald without one, NZ Herald without a subscription, Stuff doesn’t need one, Huff Post which also doesn’t need one, and the Guardian which I toss change to on a periodic basis. The NZ Herald absolutely sucks and doesn’t deserve a premium.

National’s next leader?

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Date published: 7:53 am, June 20th, 2019 - 112 comments

Retiring Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has indicated that he is interested in a political career and is being talked about as National’s next leader.

Open mike 20/06/2019

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Daily review 19/06/2019

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Facebook is planning crypto currency service – what could possibly go wrong?

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Date published: 9:38 am, June 19th, 2019 - 15 comments

The corporation that has become renowned as the purveyor of fake news and the underminer of elections is planning to roll out a crypto currency service.

Greenland is melting – faster

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Date published: 9:17 am, June 19th, 2019 - 81 comments

Greenland holds a large store of fresh water. If fully melted, it will raise sea levels by roughly 7 metres. It is melting – fast. Last week, temperatures across Greenland about 22 degrees Celsius warmer than the normal for that time of year. It produced an extraordinary visual effect of dogs walking on water through surface melt over sea ice.

Open mike 19/06/2019

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Daily review 18/06/2019

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