Praying for Grace

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Date published: 9:10 am, December 11th, 2018 - 34 comments
Categories: crime, human rights, Social issues
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There will be vigils for murdered tourist Grace Millane over the next few days. The grief we have shown over her death reflects the best of NZ. However, the routine violence inflicted on so many other women and children here in Aotearoa is our real shame. What are Kiwi men going to do about it?

The Air New Zealand Industrial dispute

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Date published: 7:49 am, December 11th, 2018 - 19 comments

Air New Zealand has provoked industrial action from its workers by trying to wind back wages and conditions at a time it is making near record profits.

Open Mike 11/12/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 11th, 2018 - 69 comments

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Daily Review 10/12/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 10th, 2018 - 73 comments

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On the first day of leakmas …

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Date published: 8:30 am, December 10th, 2018 - 45 comments

Overheard at a Press Gallery BBQ …

Brexit vote on Tuesday

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Date published: 7:30 am, December 10th, 2018 - 38 comments

With a vote on the Brexit deal soon and with defeat a distinct possibility both Labour and the Conservatives need a Plan B and they need it inside 48 hours.

Open Mike 10/12/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 10th, 2018 - 133 comments

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The Future Is …

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Date published: 9:54 am, December 9th, 2018 - 257 comments

HOW TO GET THERE
Go to the end of the path until you get to the gate.
Go through the gate and head straight out towards the horizon.
Keep going towards the horizon.
Sit down and have a rest every now and again,
But keep on going, just keep on with it.
Keep on going as far as you can.
That’s how you get there.

Labour’s education reforms

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Date published: 9:08 am, December 9th, 2018 - 58 comments

The Government has released a discussion paper proposing radical change to our education system, including the establishment of regional hubs to improve cooperation between schools and provisions to strengthen the proposition that kids should attend their local well resources and well run school.

Open Mike 09/12/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 9th, 2018 - 178 comments

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Safe from prying 5Eyes

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Date published: 10:22 pm, December 8th, 2018 - 60 comments

I like my Huawei phone. Apparently the US National Security Agency can’t break its encryption. That’s presumably the “security” issue why Spark is being blocked from using Huawei, and why Meng Wanzhou is held hostage in Canada at the behest of US neocons.

Three years on, will Wairoa AFFCO workers finally be paid?

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Date published: 9:27 am, December 8th, 2018 - 26 comments

Meat company AFFCO has lost yet another court case over their unlawful lockout of workers in 2015. Will the penny ever drop for the Talley family?

Open Mike 08/12/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 8th, 2018 - 268 comments

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Pete Shelley: History is Made by Those Who Turn Up

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Date published: 8:08 pm, December 7th, 2018 - 31 comments

Pete Shelley, lead singer of ground breaking punk band Buzzcocks has died. And Ed Sheeran still walks among us. Where’s the justice?

Daily Review 07/12/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2018 - 17 comments

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Nutjobs and the UN Global Migration Pact

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Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2018 - 123 comments

National and ACT have alleged that a United Nations Pact supported by New Zealand in 2016 will take away sovereign rights even though the pact itself says that it is not legally binding.

The Reserve Bank Reform Bill

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Date published: 7:23 am, December 7th, 2018 - 11 comments

The Government is planning changes to the Reserve Bank Act to require it to seek full employment. Maybe it is time for a dramatic change to its powers so that it has the regulatory powers to properly deal with the Australian banks.

Open Mike 07/12/2018

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Daily Review 06/12/2018

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Date published: 8:46 pm, December 6th, 2018 - 24 comments

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National’s dead cat strategy

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Date published: 7:41 am, December 6th, 2018 - 56 comments

National has attempted to drown out news of further leaks, bad poll results and a reference of Maggie Barry’s behaviour to the Auditor General by staging a big stink in Parliament.

Open Mike 06/12/2018

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Double down – protect parliament – ban Bridges for a month

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Date published: 10:30 pm, December 5th, 2018 - 104 comments

Simon Bridges appears to have deliberately maligned the position of the speaker of the house of representatives, and did it before he had any cause to do so. While he may think that it is in the public interest to do so, he isn’t special. He should expect what every other social activist knows will happen. You suffer the consequences..

Daily Review 05/12/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 5th, 2018 - 127 comments

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Caption contest

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Date published: 9:16 am, December 5th, 2018 - 33 comments

Keep it seemly.

Child poverty reduction

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Date published: 8:00 am, December 5th, 2018 - 65 comments

It’s likely that Labour’s new Child Poverty Reduction Bill will get through its third reading by the end of this year.

Memo from Crosby Textor – National’s leak problem

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Date published: 7:34 am, December 5th, 2018 - 23 comments

The Standard has been leaked an internal memo from Crosby Textor to the National Party concerning its current situation.

Open Mike 05/12/2018

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Daily Review 04/12/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 4th, 2018 - 76 comments

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National; Leaking Like a Sieve

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Date published: 1:02 pm, December 4th, 2018 - 60 comments

Another day, another leak from the National Party. If it’s not JLR, just who is poking the borax inside the Tory caucus?

Jesse Mulligan deserves a medal

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Date published: 12:15 pm, December 4th, 2018 - 23 comments

Maggie Barry is facing fresh allegations of staff bullying. And Jesse Mulligan has responded to her criticism of him by saying it shows he was doing his job properly.

Open Mike 04/12/2018

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