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Climate change – the final final warning

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Date published: 11:05 am, March 22nd, 2023 - 64 comments
Categories: climate change, Environment, greens, labour, national, same old national, science
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The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change has synthesised reports on the climate crisis from hundreds of scientists over the past eight years and has boiled it down to one message: act now, or it will be too late.

Open mike 23/03/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 23rd, 2023 - 3 comments

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Daily review 22/03/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 22nd, 2023 - 13 comments

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She who channels her inner Monroe

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Date published: 1:34 pm, March 22nd, 2023 - 92 comments

A Guest Post on the vexed questions posed by Kellie Jay Keen Minshall, her apparent preparedness to ally with religious fundies and right wing extremists, and the predictable calls from sections of the left for her to be banned from entering/speaking in Australia and NZ.

Open mike 22/03/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 22nd, 2023 - 64 comments

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Daily review 21/03/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 21st, 2023 - 22 comments

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Women’s Liberation Aotearoa Statement on Let Women Speak events, March 2023

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Date published: 1:59 pm, March 21st, 2023 - 73 comments

We strenuously oppose far right activists using the events to publicise their reprehensible views as we have seen happen in the UK, the USA and most recently in Melbourne.

Open mike 21/03/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 21st, 2023 - 17 comments

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Daily review 20/03/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2023 - 52 comments

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The Drums of War – Again

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Date published: 4:12 pm, March 20th, 2023 - 38 comments

On 20 March 2003 the US invaded Iraq, on the basis that it had and could use weapons of mass destruction. That was a lie. Australia joined President Bush ‘coalition of the willing’, New Zealand did not. The drums of war beat strong then, they are doing so again now. This time China is the target.

Gender recognition: woke-ism or human rights?

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Date published: 6:31 am, March 20th, 2023 - 258 comments

This debate is about every teenager, anywhere in the world, questioning their gender and sexual identity. This is about the person who after years of suffering, at some point in their lives decides they wish to identify as having a gender identity different to that of their birth.

Open mike 20/03/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 20th, 2023 - 78 comments

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Submit!

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Date published: 12:53 pm, March 19th, 2023 - 10 comments

What sort of city do you want to live in? If you do not wish to live in a city that is going backwards environmentally, artistically and socially then please submit on Auckland Council’s Draft Annual Budget.

Open mike 19/03/2023

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Open mike 18/03/2023

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 18th, 2023 - 34 comments

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Daily review 17/03/2023

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Open mike 17/03/2023

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Daily review 16/03/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 16th, 2023 - 5 comments

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Wailing and Nashing of teeth

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Date published: 12:46 pm, March 16th, 2023 - 66 comments

It is pretty clear to me that leaders acting tough and beating up on members of their team leads to political advantage. I realised this back in 2010 when my mate Chris Carter succumbed to intense personal pressure and did a couple of silly things. Then leader Phil Goff went to town on Carter who […]

The Greens backing teachers’ demands

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Date published: 9:53 am, March 16th, 2023 - 10 comments

The Government needs to come to the table and ensure teacher pay keeps pace with the rising cost of putting food on the table, paying the rent, and keeping the house warm.

But, it’s important to remember that this is not just about pay. There are serious issues around funding and understaffing, ratios and sick leave.

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Open mike 16/03/2023

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Daily review 15/03/2023

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 15th, 2023 - 16 comments

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Making s%*t up

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Date published: 8:02 am, March 15th, 2023 - 41 comments

Is it just me or is Mike Hosking becoming more unbalanced?  The recent misrepresentation of a speech from Deborah Russell would suggest that he is getting worse.

Open mike 15/03/2023

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Daily review 14/03/2023

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The great policy bonfire

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Date published: 10:44 am, March 14th, 2023 - 45 comments

Chris Hipkins continues with his shock and awe campaign and has torched a number of policies that National and Act were using to foment unrest.

Open mike 14/03/2023

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Luxon slumps in latest Colmar Brunton poll

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Date published: 6:18 pm, March 13th, 2023 - 57 comments

The latest One News Kantar Poll result has been released and it is a doozie.

Daily review 13/03/2023

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Saudi/Iran peace deal brokered by China

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Date published: 4:57 pm, March 13th, 2023 - 14 comments

Veteran Indian diplomat MK Bhadrakumar describes the resumption of diplomatic relations between Shi’ite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia brokered by China as a “Suez moment” in the history of the Middle East. Peace in Yemen is only one of the possible benefits.

Did bacteria exist before we had microscopes?

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Date published: 11:26 am, March 13th, 2023 - 162 comments

So much of the ongoing debate about Mātauranga Māori is based on belief, and often unevidenced belief about what Mātauranga Māori is and how it is being used.

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