More polling problems for Bridges

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Date published: 11:25 am, July 23rd, 2019 - 46 comments
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Barry Soper has reported on a UMR poll that has National at 38% and Simon Bridges unfavourable rating at over 60%.

Peters, Pence, Pompeo and the Rapture

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Date published: 2:57 am, July 21st, 2019 - 21 comments
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Hamish Rutherfurd writes that Winston Peters’ trip to the US to secure a trade deal is far-fetched and a waste of time. I agree. But if Peters has his agenda, so will Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, John Bolton and Dan Coats have theirs. He was scheduled to meet them all. No wonder the 9th floor are worried.

 

Daily review 23/07/2019

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Open mike 23/07/2019

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Daily review 19/07/2019

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Date published: 5:34 pm, July 22nd, 2019 - 22 comments

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National’s ranks are cracking about climate change

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Date published: 7:36 am, July 22nd, 2019 - 83 comments

National Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller has publicly stated that he is broadly supportive of the Government’s proposed EV incentive policy.

Open mike 22/07/2019

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Open mike 21/07/2019

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How To Get There 21/7/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 21st, 2019 - 20 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 strait of Hormuz

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Date published: 8:44 am, July 20th, 2019 - 48 comments

With the seizing of an oil tanker by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz today as a presumably tit-for-tat escalation for British seizing an Iranian ship, and the U.S. Navy harassing their coastline, we are in for a senseless and dangerous political escalation.

Open mike 20/07/2019

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Daily review 19/07/2019

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There is no climate emergency according to National

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Date published: 10:59 am, July 19th, 2019 - 191 comments

Simon Wilson has suggested in the the Herald this morning that for purely political reasons National will frustrate and stymie action on climate change

Open mike 19/07/2019

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Daily review 18/07/2019

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Tolley upsets Youth Parliamentarian

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Date published: 1:26 pm, July 18th, 2019 - 55 comments

Anne Tolley has attracted adverse attention to the Youth Parliament by telling a young participant that she should not read from speech notes.

Brian Easton on methane

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Date published: 9:14 am, July 18th, 2019 - 4 comments

Brian Easton has put up a interesting post at Pundit which looks at how we should measure and constrain in our methane emissions. My initial impression is that his approach defeats the purpose of trying to reduce the effects of climate change over the coming century.

Matata

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Date published: 9:00 am, July 18th, 2019 - 44 comments

Many a bold claim has been made for the necessity of responding to climate change, but when it comes to storms affecting one’s own home, Matata is surely the test case of this century.

Sometimes explaining is not losing

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Date published: 8:03 am, July 18th, 2019 - 98 comments

Stacey Kirk thinks that Julie Anne Genter should not have criticised National’s spin on the Government’s fuel efficient importation policy but forgets to do her basic job of analysing National’s spin.

Open mike 18/07/2019

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Daily review 17/07/2019

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Open mike 17/07/2019

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Dinosaurs Fight Extinction Rebellion

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Date published: 12:46 am, July 17th, 2019 - 181 comments

Dinosaurs are speeding up our extinction.

Daily review 16/07/2019

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Make America white again

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Date published: 11:32 am, July 16th, 2019 - 81 comments

Donald Trump has attacked a group of young female Democrat politicians and has claimed they should go back to the country they were born in. Even though they were actually born in the United States.

Watching the rain radar

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Date published: 8:46 am, July 16th, 2019 - 35 comments

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Of all of the inventions that currently make riding bikes safer and more convenient in urban environments, I’d have to say that the rain radar would be number four on my list.

D Day for ETS?

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Date published: 8:32 am, July 16th, 2019 - 75 comments

There are rumours that the Interim Climate Change Committee will propose that agriculture is included in the Emissions Trading Scheme as an interim measure to allow a levy/rebate system that can operate at a farm level.

 

Open mike 16/07/2019

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Daily review 15/07/2019

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Nats must hate Auckland’s building consents boom

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Date published: 8:00 am, July 15th, 2019 - 59 comments

The rate at which the building consents have increased in Auckland, and the shift to a more useful mix, has been incredibly fast. You can understand why National after their decade of failure for housing and transport have been targeting the authors of that success. It highlights National’s economic incompetence.

A Good Week for Conservation

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Date published: 7:26 am, July 15th, 2019 - 10 comments

Three big, bold moves for conserving nature and expanding our awareness of it were announced inn the last week. All of them led by Minister Eugenie Sage.

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