Building Nations

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Date published: 8:15 am, August 16th, 2018 - 60 comments
Categories: economy, Economy, employment, infrastructure, labour, overseas investment, phil twyford
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This Government has probably one term to show progress in dealing with the country’s infrastructure deficit.

RIP Aretha Franklin

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Date published: 7:30 am, August 17th, 2018 - 1 comment

Soul diva Aretha Franklin has died aged 76.

Open Mike 17/08/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 17th, 2018 - 10 comments

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Daily Review 16/08/2018

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Date published: 5:42 pm, August 16th, 2018 - 35 comments

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Is Tova O’Brien really a closet leftie?

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Date published: 9:01 am, August 16th, 2018 - 75 comments

Matthew Hooton has claimed that Tova O’Brien is an extreme left-wing, anti-National Party journalist intent in bringing Simon Bridges down.  Hyperbole much?

Open Mike 16/08/2018

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Daily Review 15/08/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 15th, 2018 - 56 comments

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What is the RCEP?

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Date published: 3:55 pm, August 15th, 2018 - 14 comments

It’s time we paid attention to RCEP, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Memo from Crosby Textor – Simon Bridges limo expenses

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Date published: 7:53 am, August 15th, 2018 - 89 comments

The Standard has unearthed advice provided by Crosby Textor to the National Party concerning the leak of Simon Bridges’ travel information.

Open Mike 15/08/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, August 15th, 2018 - 178 comments

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Daily Review 14/08/2018

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Date published: 5:36 pm, August 14th, 2018 - 16 comments

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Climate change: what happens now?

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Date published: 10:37 am, August 14th, 2018 - 138 comments

How does humanity prepare for the realisation that humans only have perhaps fifty years left?

Racial bias in RNZ world reportage, or just giving people what they want?

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Date published: 10:37 am, August 14th, 2018 - 63 comments

GUEST POST:

Is Radio NZ meeting its obligations to report the news of the world fairly or is it just once over lightly at the public broadcaster? Some thoughts from regular TS contributor Adrian Thornton.

Simon says it’s all Labour’s fault

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Date published: 8:20 am, August 14th, 2018 - 101 comments

Simon Bridges has kept the story about his over the top spending on limos and hotels alive by making contradictory statements and by suggesting without proof that the leak of the information is all Labour’s fault.

Open Mike 14/08/2018

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Bludger Bridges

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Date published: 6:56 pm, August 13th, 2018 - 63 comments

Simon Bridges has blown over $100k of your money in just three months, tiki touring around the country at the taxpayers expense. Nice work if you can get it!

Update: A Shark Jumps Matthew Hooton. Live on Twitter!

Daily Review 13/08/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 13th, 2018 - 20 comments

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What should ACT’s new name be?

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Date published: 3:29 pm, August 13th, 2018 - 42 comments

The authors at the Standard are proposing that readers suggest what ACT’s new name should be. Keep it seemly.

The end of ACT

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Date published: 8:03 am, August 13th, 2018 - 238 comments

With his proposal to reduce the effectiveness of Parliament David Seymour is clearly looking for relevance.

Open Mike 13/08/2018

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About freedom of speech

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Date published: 9:44 am, August 12th, 2018 - 97 comments

Simon Wilson in the Herald neatly skewers suggestions that Donald Brash is a free speech warrior and raises important issues about the interplay between free speech and attacks on “political correctness” also known as tolerance and respect.

Open Mike 12/08/2018

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Date published: 5:53 am, August 12th, 2018 - 110 comments

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A Thousand Words

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Date published: 9:12 am, August 11th, 2018 - 139 comments

…in a single graph.

Open Mike 11/08/2018

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Daily Review 10/08/2018

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Propaganda Wars.

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Date published: 11:19 am, August 10th, 2018 - 30 comments

No-one reading this blog would willfully offer support to an ideology that’s killing people, right?

United Sanctions of America

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Date published: 9:46 am, August 10th, 2018 - 99 comments

The US State department has announced sanctions on Russia for the use of Novichok nerve agent. The ruble has plunged, the Russians are furious and Donald Trump is saying … nothing.

Wanna know why?

Who protects us from water companies?

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Date published: 8:00 am, August 10th, 2018 - 78 comments

New Zealand seriously needs a water regulator. Something that will show that each catchment can withstand having that much taken out of it, and that it is being sold for a fair price, and ensures everyone has access to beautiful-quality water.

Open Mike 10/08/2018

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Daily Review 09/08/2018

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Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the sad state of politics

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Date published: 9:46 am, August 9th, 2018 - 68 comments

Originally posted on Nick Kelly Blog

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