Labour and welfare

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Date published: 7:34 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 77 comments
Categories: benefits, Carmel Sepuloni, class war, drugs, greens, jacinda ardern
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Many of us wanted to believe that the Ardern-led compassion would apply to all New Zealanders, but Labour’s defence of highly punitive benefit sanctions tell us it doesn’t.

Daily review 22/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 22nd, 2019 - 29 comments

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Protect Ihumātao hīkoi to Jacinda Ardern today

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Date published: 11:09 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 46 comments

Protect Ihumātao are taking the invitation to meet to the Prime Minister. The petition is live and can be signed during the hīkoi today. 

Open mike 22/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 64 comments

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Talk is cheap Tamihere

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Date published: 5:13 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 53 comments

I am really not a fan of political candidates bullshitting. John Tamihere – candidate for Auckland city Mayor, is this kind of blowhard. He is the epitome of the kind of fool who seems to keep his brain mounted right next to his testicles to inform his mouth what to say. He released a transport policy fantasy… I’ll vote for Goff.

Daily review 21/08/2019

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Date published: 5:47 pm, August 21st, 2019 - 25 comments

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Police and computers: incompetent or just unbalanced?

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Date published: 8:26 am, August 21st, 2019 - 23 comments

I’ve just been reading the decision by the IPCA on their botched and blatantly political searches on Nicky Hager. But there is a more serious problem. The police appear to be technically and legally incapable of enforcing our 2002 legislation about computer crimes. Perhaps a specialist office like the SFO who can garner the skills to deal with it – without political linkages being an issue.

Open mike 21/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 21st, 2019 - 158 comments

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Daily review 20/08/2019

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Date published: 5:40 pm, August 20th, 2019 - 40 comments

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The Government’s prison reforms

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Date published: 10:24 am, August 20th, 2019 - 71 comments

The Government has announced policies designed to reduce Maori incarceration rates dramatically.

What if there were only 34 31 more whitebait harvests left?

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Date published: 7:15 am, August 20th, 2019 - 66 comments

If we want to prevent the extinction of whitebait it’s time to stop buying and selling it.

Open mike 20/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 20th, 2019 - 96 comments

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Daily review 19/08/2019

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Date published: 7:09 pm, August 19th, 2019 - 36 comments

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Fonterra failure and Government failure

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Date published: 7:38 am, August 19th, 2019 - 95 comments

Fonterra is dragging New Zealand down, faster and faster.  What is this Government going to do?

Open mike 19/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 19th, 2019 - 137 comments

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Cmon Aussie …

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Date published: 10:48 am, August 18th, 2019 - 54 comments

In the last week Australia has insulted Pacific nations by refusing to commit to a 1.5 degree maximum increase in global temperatures and by claiming that Pacific Islands will be fine because they can pick Australia’s fruit. And Alan Jones has almost lost his job through misogynist attacks on Jacinda Ardern.

Smells Like Stale Male Spirit

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Date published: 7:01 am, August 18th, 2019 - 92 comments

We live in a rich and diverse society but this is not reflected in our local government.

How To Get There 18/8/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 18th, 2019 - 28 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 18/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 18th, 2019 - 75 comments

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Labour reduces the number of cats getting stuck in trees every month

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Date published: 4:04 pm, August 17th, 2019 - 14 comments

Meanwhile, National signalled they need a hand with statistics, and the public gladly stepped up.

Open mike 17/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 17th, 2019 - 167 comments

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Daily review 16/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 16th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Open mike 16/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 16th, 2019 - 60 comments

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Daily review 15/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 15th, 2019 - 46 comments

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Fertile land is priceless

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Date published: 7:45 am, August 15th, 2019 - 219 comments

As Labour moves to protect prime food growing land around our cities, we should be having a wider discussion about food security in New Zealand.

Open mike 15/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 15th, 2019 - 134 comments

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Daily review 14/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 14th, 2019 - 47 comments

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National still does not get MMP

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Date published: 8:23 am, August 14th, 2019 - 62 comments

National has shown that it does not understand MMP by being overly concerned that some electorates may be slightly bigger or smaller than other electorates.

Slowing economy?

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Date published: 7:30 am, August 14th, 2019 - 39 comments

In May this year the New Zealand Treasury was projecting growth accelerating from 2.4% to 3% in 2019-20 while the Reserve Bank has pessimistically cut interest rates to 1%. Both can’t be right.

Open mike 14/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 14th, 2019 - 45 comments

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Daily review 13/08/2019

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Date published: 5:45 pm, August 13th, 2019 - 19 comments

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