So Paula Bennett has been giving a lolly scramble to her National mates with the Rules Reduction Taskforce.
Which is fine, because the Taskforce did great work in finding out that the ‘loopy’ rule of lolly scrambles being illegal wasn’t in fact true.
The downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 was a Russian sponsored war crime. When will Vladimir Putin be arrested?
UPDATE: Animation and actual photos and video of the BUK launcher added.
Date published: 10:31 am, September 29th, 2016 - 7 comments
Congrats to Dame Patsy and how strange it’s always such a small story…
When’s the Republic coming?
Date published: 5:41 pm, September 28th, 2016 - 40 comments
Twyford has been made Labour’s campaign chairman, which puts him charge of strategy for the election.
Date published: 8:22 am, September 28th, 2016 - 55 comments
While politicos were watching Hillary defeat Donald in the first debate, Roy Morgan released their latest poll, showing Labour massively up and National down a chunk. Is the media narrative broken?
Date published: 9:18 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 184 comments
The latest Roy Morgan poll result has support for National plunging and support for Labour surging.
Date published: 8:52 am, September 27th, 2016 - 273 comments
The first Presidential kicks off this arvo. Who will win? Do we care? Should we care? Stay tuned Standarnistas, it’ll be a doozy!
Date published: 8:42 am, September 27th, 2016 - 91 comments
The Ombudsman is to investigate John Key’s failure to disclose communications with David Farrar and Cameron Slater
Date published: 8:00 am, September 27th, 2016 - 26 comments
Despite politics the world keeps turning. So why is it important and why should everyone vote?
Date published: 6:27 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 61 comments
Matthew Hooton got carried away on Nine to Noon dissing Andrew Little’s views on political strategy and the centre ground that appeared to differ from Helen Clark’s. Stephen Mills piled in too on Jeremy Corbyn and the “missing millions.” All Little said was that he wants to connect with different groups of voters on issues important to them. Can’t argue with that.
Date published: 6:09 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 12 comments
Since first posting Who should you vote for? a week ago I’ve been directed to even more endorsement lists and voting guides for local body candidates up and down the country. So if you still don’t know who to vote for, check them out.
Date published: 5:20 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 72 comments
Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
Date published: 11:22 am, September 26th, 2016 - 30 comments
Absolute h/t to Ovid who linked to proposals for a written Consitution for Sir Geoffrey Palmer this morning in Open Mike. The SpinOff 1. New Zealand should become a republic. 2. The Head of State should reflect New Zealand’s national identity, culture and heritage, and should be appointed for a term of five years on […]
Date published: 8:50 am, September 26th, 2016 - 45 comments
A guest post by John P Egan regarding recent industrial action taken by Tertiary Education Union members
Date published: 6:51 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments
Do you work irregular shifts (even only occasionally)? Overtime? Sometimes on Public Holidays?
Then you’re probably part of the 1 in 3 workers owed more than $2 billion lost thru incorrect calculations of holiday pay.
Thanks Steven Joyce.
Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2016 - 193 comments
Open mike is your post.
For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Step up to the mike …
Date published: 7:55 am, September 25th, 2016 - 263 comments
Jeremy Corbyn has won a resounding victory in the UK Labour Leadership campaign. But what happens now?
Date published: 7:52 am, September 24th, 2016 - 41 comments
A suggested settlement proposal to resolve the Williams v Craig case which may achieve some good.
Date published: 6:38 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 45 comments
Young people, union members, and other Aucklanders will meet in Aotea Square today to make some noise about the devastating Auckland housing crisis. Stand Up Youth Union Movement and Unions Auckland are hosting the Monopoly-themed event, which will highlight the damaging effects of the crisis and call on local and central government to do a lot more to fix the housing market.
Date published: 1:59 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 12 comments
Robbie from WBMAD analyses the current trend to make politics a truth free phenomenon, offers funny yet incisive comments on the effect of social media on politics and finishes with videos of cats.