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Date published: 9:51 am, September 29th, 2016 - 9 comments
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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.

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Arrest Blair’s Mate

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Date published: 8:45 am, September 29th, 2016 - 92 comments
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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.

ßïîíèÿ, Íàãî ( Îêèíàâà ). Ïðåçèäåíò Ðîññèè Âëàäèìèð Ïóòèí è áðèòàíñêèé ïðåìüåð-ìèíèñòð Òîíè Áëýð "äîãîâîðèëèñü î ñîòðóäíè÷åñòâå â ëèêâèäàöèè çàïàñîâ õèìè÷åñêîãî îðóæèÿ è íåêîòîðûõ äðóãèõ âèäîâ îïàñíûõ ìàòåðèàëîâ, êîòîðûå ïîäëåæàò óòèëèçàöèè â áëèæàéøåå âðåìÿ". Âñòðå÷à ïðîøëà â ãîðîäå Íàãî íà Îêèíàâå 21 èþëÿ ïîñëå ïåðâîãî çàñåäàíèÿ ñàììèòà "âîñüìåðêè". Íà ñíèìêå: ïåðåä íà÷àëîì âñòðå÷è ( ñëåâà íàïðàâî) áðèòàíñêèé ïðåìüåð-ìèíèñòð Òîíè Áëýð è ïðåçèäåíò ÐÔ Âëàäèìèð Ïóòèí. Ôîòî Ñåðãåÿ Âåëè÷êèíà è Âëàäèìèðà Ðîäèîíîâà (ÈÒÀÐ-ÒÀÑÑ)

New GG

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Date published: 10:31 am, September 29th, 2016 - 7 comments

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Congrats to Dame Patsy and how strange it’s always such a small story…

When’s the Republic coming?

Open Mike 29/09/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 29th, 2016 - 32 comments

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Twyford to chair Labour’s election campaign

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Date published: 5:41 pm, September 28th, 2016 - 40 comments

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Twyford has been made Labour’s campaign chairman, which puts him charge of strategy for the election.

Daily Review 28/09/2016

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2016 - 16 comments

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Polls

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Date published: 8:22 am, September 28th, 2016 - 55 comments

Danyl McLaughlan poll of polls

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?

Open Mike 28/09/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 28th, 2016 - 83 comments

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Latest Roy Morgan Poll – Labour surges

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Date published: 9:18 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 184 comments

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The latest Roy Morgan poll result has support for National plunging and support for Labour surging.

Daily Review 27/09/2016

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 20 comments

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Clinton vs Trump; Debate 1

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Date published: 8:52 am, September 27th, 2016 - 273 comments

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The first Presidential kicks off this arvo. Who will win? Do we care? Should we care? Stay tuned Standarnistas, it’ll be a doozy!

Ombudsman to investigate John Key’s dirty politics communications

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Date published: 8:42 am, September 27th, 2016 - 91 comments

"Smile, Wave, brain-fade, scuttle and run" The stategists in confrence?

The Ombudsman is to investigate John Key’s failure to disclose communications with David Farrar and Cameron Slater

Do elections matter?

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Date published: 8:00 am, September 27th, 2016 - 26 comments

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Despite politics the world keeps turning. So why is it important and why should everyone vote?

Open Mike 27/09/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 27th, 2016 - 172 comments

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“Itching Scratches” on Nine to Noon

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Date published: 6:27 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 61 comments

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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.

Even more local body elections advice

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Date published: 6:09 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 12 comments

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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.

Daily Review – 26/09/2016

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Date published: 5:20 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 72 comments

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A Constitution

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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 […]

A tale of Two Universities

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Date published: 8:50 am, September 26th, 2016 - 45 comments

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A guest post by John P Egan regarding recent industrial action taken by Tertiary Education Union members

HoliPay fiasco – 1 in 3 workers robbed

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Date published: 6:51 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments

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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.

Open Mike 26/09/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2016 - 193 comments

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Dear Herald you can do better than Rodney Hide

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Date published: 9:15 am, September 25th, 2016 - 241 comments

Don Brash Rodney Hide the ACT asylum

Rodney Hide continues to provide extreme analysis free right wing ramblings courtesy of the Herald.  Is it time for them to reintroduce a left wing columnist?

Corbyn wins! Now what?

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Date published: 7:55 am, September 25th, 2016 - 263 comments

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Jeremy Corbyn has won a resounding victory in the UK Labour Leadership campaign.  But what happens now?

Open Mike 25/09/2016

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A settlement proposal for Jordan Williams and Colin Craig

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Date published: 7:52 am, September 24th, 2016 - 41 comments

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A suggested settlement proposal to resolve the Williams v Craig case which may achieve some good.

Open Mike 24/09/2016

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Stand Up for Housing: Protest today in Aotea Square

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Date published: 6:38 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 45 comments

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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.

Daily Review 23/09/2016

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 21 comments

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Post truth politics – White man behind a desk

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Date published: 1:59 pm, September 23rd, 2016 - 12 comments

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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.

“We’re no longer citizens, we’re customers”

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Date published: 9:51 am, September 23rd, 2016 - 31 comments

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Ann Pettifor, in New Zealand for lectures on the state of the financial world, talks to Nine-to-Noon about the most pressing problems.  Worth a listen.

Open Mike 23/09/2016

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