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Super City’s handling of the storm event

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Date published: 1:40 pm, January 29th, 2023 - 12 comments
Categories: auckland supercity, climate change, labour, local government, science, supercity
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As Auckland slowly recovers but ready itself for further storms there is some attention being given to review Council’s response to the super storm. The initial impression, and this is held widely is that the response was sub optimal.

Take Care Auckland and Northland

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Date published: 9:22 pm, January 27th, 2023 - 102 comments
Categories: climate change, disaster
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Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in Auckland, leading to evacuations, power outages, and high risk warnings of sewerage on beaches.

People are being urged to stay home if safe, and stay off the roads. Please also check on neighbours and people who may be struggling especially disabled people, elderly, those on their own, and those with young children and pets.

Open mike 29/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 29th, 2023 - 32 comments

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Open mike 28/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 28th, 2023 - 89 comments

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Daily review 27/01/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 27th, 2023 - 10 comments

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National is showing its class prejudice

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Date published: 8:54 am, January 27th, 2023 - 25 comments

National Deputy Leader Nicola Willis said yesterday that it was a great shame that the minimum wage had increased by so much because it means the Government can’t do it now to help low-income Kiwis make ends meet without stoking inflation.

Open mike 27/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 27th, 2023 - 58 comments

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Can Rishi Sunak save the Conservative Government?

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Date published: 12:26 am, January 27th, 2023 - 5 comments

Despite everything that has happened, it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the British Conservative Party which has proven time and again to be an electoral force to be reckoned with. In England, where over 80% of British voters live, Tory is the default option in many parts of the country. The polarisation within Britain is high with tensions from the Brexit debate and ongoing calls for Scottish Independence still simmering. The Tories can certainly play these divisions to their advantage in the hope of winning support

Daily review 26/01/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 26th, 2023 - 55 comments

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Luxon blunders again

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Date published: 2:38 pm, January 26th, 2023 - 25 comments

Chris Luxon has provided another example of his ineptness by suggesting in an MMP environment that a vote in a Maori Seat is worth more than a vote in an European seat.

Open mike 26/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 26th, 2023 - 90 comments

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Daily review 25/01/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 25th, 2023 - 25 comments

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Why do rationalists position Science against Mātauranga Māori?

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Date published: 9:41 am, January 25th, 2023 - 121 comments

Another piece on the internet by a Western scientist calling indigenous knowledge superstitious woo that should be separated from the Mighty Western Science way of knowing. Take that as a content warning either way if you are reading on.

Open mike 25/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 25th, 2023 - 82 comments

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Daily review 24/01/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 24th, 2023 - 4 comments

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There is no misogyny in New Zealand *

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Date published: 8:48 am, January 24th, 2023 - 58 comments

* sung to the famous tune from Blam Blam Blam.

Jacinda Ardern – How will her five years in power be remembered?

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Date published: 7:13 am, January 24th, 2023 - 46 comments

It is too soon to say what Jacinda’s legacy will be. She will certainly be remembered for becoming a mother whilst being a world leader. For her presence on the world stage as a voice for feminism and progressive politics. She ushered in a generational and attitudinal change in New Zealand politics. While internationally she offered an alternative to the politics of Trump, Bolsonaro, Scott Morrison, and Viktor Orban.

Open mike 24/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 24th, 2023 - 71 comments

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Daily review 23/01/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 23rd, 2023 - No comments

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CTU – Put the cost of fixing inflation on those who caused it, not on working people

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Date published: 5:29 pm, January 23rd, 2023 - 104 comments

Given the real causes of high inflation, the idea that the answer to inflation is to cut wages, cut employment, and cut public services is ridiculous. It’s more than ridiculous. It’s immoral.

Open mike 23/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 23rd, 2023 - 74 comments

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Behind every strong woman leader are more strong women leaders

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Date published: 12:49 pm, January 22nd, 2023 - 59 comments

Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni have been confirmed as the next Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Open mike 22/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 22nd, 2023 - 165 comments

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It will be Chippy for PM

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Date published: 10:36 am, January 21st, 2023 - 101 comments

Chris Hipkins is now set to become prime minister. I rather expected that would be the likely outcome. Helps the election campaign as it will mute the revolting misogynist arsehole conservatives of the right and some on the left. I’m really tired of listening to them, and I suspect that way more than half of the countries population are as well.

Open mike 21/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 21st, 2023 - 69 comments

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Running on empty

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Date published: 8:23 am, January 20th, 2023 - 180 comments

Jacinda Ardern has realised that she was not in a position to commit to four more years as Prime Minister and has called it quits.  Recent levels of abuse and misogyny shown to her have clearly played their part.

Nick Kelly’s email to Jacinda Ardern

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Date published: 6:53 am, January 20th, 2023 - 6 comments

In particular, I wish to acknowledge the strong compassionate leadership you took after the Christchurch Mosque attack. Your simple statement “they are us” regarding Muslims living in Aotearoa had a profound impact and broke down barriers of hate and ignorance at a time when tensions were so high. I still tear up thinking about how important your showing humanity and compassion was at that dark time. Thank you.

Open mike 20/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 20th, 2023 - 56 comments

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Jacinda Ardern has announced she is standing down as PM …

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Date published: 1:08 pm, January 19th, 2023 - 260 comments

Jacinda Ardern has just announced she is standing down as Prime Minister from February 7 and will not seek re-election. Further details will follow.

Slater and Lusk limp again

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Date published: 9:53 am, January 19th, 2023 - 2 comments

Cameron Slater and Simon Lusk have been accused of engaging in underhand tactics to upset National’s Tukituki selection process.

Open mike 19/01/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 19th, 2023 - 59 comments

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