Fonterra failure and Government failure

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Date published: 7:38 am, August 19th, 2019 - 40 comments
Categories: capitalism, Economy, farming, Free Trade, jacinda ardern, labour, nz first, Shane Jones, trade
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Fonterra is dragging New Zealand down, faster and faster.  What is this Government going to do?

Open mike 19/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 19th, 2019 - 69 comments

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Cmon Aussie …

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Date published: 10:48 am, August 18th, 2019 - 53 comments

In the last week Australia has insulted Pacific nations by refusing to commit to a 1.5 degree maximum increase in global temperatures and by claiming that Pacific Islands will be fine because they can pick Australia’s fruit. And Alan Jones has almost lost his job through misogynist attacks on Jacinda Ardern.

Smells Like Stale Male Spirit

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Date published: 7:01 am, August 18th, 2019 - 83 comments

We live in a rich and diverse society but this is not reflected in our local government.

How To Get There 18/8/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 18th, 2019 - 27 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Open mike 18/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 18th, 2019 - 75 comments

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Labour reduces the number of cats getting stuck in trees every month

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Date published: 4:04 pm, August 17th, 2019 - 13 comments

Meanwhile, National signalled they need a hand with statistics, and the public gladly stepped up.

Open mike 17/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 17th, 2019 - 159 comments

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Daily review 16/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 16th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Open mike 16/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 16th, 2019 - 60 comments

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Daily review 15/08/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 15th, 2019 - 46 comments

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Fertile land is priceless

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Date published: 7:45 am, August 15th, 2019 - 217 comments

As Labour moves to protect prime food growing land around our cities, we should be having a wider discussion about food security in New Zealand.

Open mike 15/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 15th, 2019 - 134 comments

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Daily review 14/08/2019

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National still does not get MMP

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Date published: 8:23 am, August 14th, 2019 - 62 comments

National has shown that it does not understand MMP by being overly concerned that some electorates may be slightly bigger or smaller than other electorates.

Slowing economy?

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Date published: 7:30 am, August 14th, 2019 - 39 comments

In May this year the New Zealand Treasury was projecting growth accelerating from 2.4% to 3% in 2019-20 while the Reserve Bank has pessimistically cut interest rates to 1%. Both can’t be right.

Open mike 14/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 14th, 2019 - 45 comments

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Daily review 13/08/2019

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Do poor people and women exist in right wing economics land?

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Date published: 7:30 am, August 13th, 2019 - 125 comments

David Seymour has written a critique of Deborah Russel’s review of the hard right economic tome “Economics in one lesson”.  And totally missed the point of what she was saying.

Open mike 13/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 13th, 2019 - 139 comments

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Daily review 12/08/2019

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Bridges emulates Trump

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Date published: 9:56 am, August 12th, 2019 - 28 comments

Simon Bridges has borrowed heavily from Donald Trump in releasing a press release saying that Ihumātao protesters should go home.

Police – ignoring their job in Southland

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Date published: 8:57 am, August 12th, 2019 - 49 comments

“Allegations of trespassing and intimidation as Southland winter grazing protest escalates” yesterday. The reporter completely missed the most important salient point – the police don’t seem to be doing their job. Leaving a pissed lynch mob of farmers trying to force people out of their house to ‘talk’ to them is pretty clearly an act of intimidation. And that doesn’t even cover the original idiot farmer who is alleged to have rammed someone’s car.

Totally shit farming

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Date published: 7:10 am, August 12th, 2019 - 47 comments

Farmers blockading environmentalists to stop them taking photos of their degraded farms. Is this really what we’ve come to?

Open mike 12/08/2019

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The sociopathology of sanctions

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Date published: 9:08 am, August 11th, 2019 - 147 comments

Autonomous sanctions imposed on Iran and Venezuela by the US are expressly designed to drive whole populations into poverty to bring about regime change. They are sociopathic. Based on its values, The National Party wants to make such sanctions New Zealand’s policy. Extraodinary!

 

How To Get There 11/8/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 11th, 2019 - 53 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Open mike 11/08/2019

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Dunedin South as Next Fox River Dump Disaster?

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Date published: 8:00 am, August 10th, 2019 - 75 comments

If we thought the devastation and mess caused by a flood ripping through the old dump at Fox Glacier village was bad, just wait until a decent storm punches through the old dump of New Zealand’s fifth largest city on its coastline. It’s getting close.

Don’t mention the fascism

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Date published: 7:30 am, August 10th, 2019 - 103 comments

We are frogs in the pot.

Open mike 10/08/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, August 10th, 2019 - 196 comments

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