A Question from a Room.

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Date published: 6:02 am, June 19th, 2018 - 95 comments
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Take a look around the room you’re in. Or if you’re out and about and reading this on some mobile device, then take a look around the next room you enter. Closely.

Daily Review 19/06/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 19th, 2018 - 28 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 …

Givealittle legal fund set up for Renae Maihi for defence against Bob Jones’ claim

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Date published: 3:50 pm, June 19th, 2018 - 18 comments

Bob Jones has threatened Renae Maihi with a defamation lawsuit for seeking to have his knighthood taken off him.  Laura O’Connell Rapira of Action Station has responded by starting a givealittle page to cover Renae’s legal costs.

Hosking poll shows overwhelming support for cycle lanes

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Date published: 8:04 am, June 19th, 2018 - 51 comments

Mike Hosking created an online poll which he must have thought would show opposition to cycleways but which has indicated that cycleways are very popular with Aucklanders.

Open Mike 19/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 19th, 2018 - 119 comments

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Daily Review 18/06/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 18th, 2018 - 12 comments

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Bottom feeding fish redux

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Date published: 3:26 pm, June 18th, 2018 - 24 comments

Newsroom has released details of media emails sent to the police about the Clarke Gayford rumours.

Jessica Williams tweets about the stupidity of the Taxpayer’s Union

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Date published: 2:17 pm, June 18th, 2018 - 24 comments

Twitter in the right hands can be a very dangerous thing.  As shown by Jessica Williams when she questioned the intellectual grunt of the taxpayers union in this series of tweets.

Sage refuses permission to mine conservation land

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Date published: 10:09 am, June 18th, 2018 - 94 comments

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has incurred attacks from the right by refusing to allow the desecration of conservation land on the West Coast.

Open Mike 18/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 18th, 2018 - 111 comments

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Does National really want climate change to be a bipartisan issue?

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Date published: 10:06 am, June 17th, 2018 - 94 comments

National has cautiously pledged to support the Government’s proposed Climate Change Commission. But is it looking for opportunities to delay or weaken urgent action that New Zealand needs to be taking now rather than signing up for urgent action being started now?

Pulling Teeth For Poverty

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 17th, 2018 - 360 comments

Poverty is directly responsible for a growing number of people losing their teeth to decay.  Adults unable to afford dental treatment are resorting to using pliers to extract their own teeth. Meanwhile, children as young as one are also losing their teeth. The numbers losing their teeth is phenomenal. During the 2015 and 2016 period alone over 29,000 children had teeth removed and over 6,600 children were hospitalised because of rotting teeth.

Open Mike 17/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 17th, 2018 - 69 comments

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Open Mike 16/06/2018

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Date published: 10:24 am, June 16th, 2018 - 72 comments

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Daily Review 15/06/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 3 comments

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Government announces living wage to be paid to all core public servants

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Date published: 2:13 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 42 comments

The Government has announced that all employees in the core public service will be paid a living wage from September 1, 2018.

Coming up, Babies!

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Date published: 12:37 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 68 comments

Jacinda’s baby is going to be big news soon.

In defence of Eugenie Sage

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Date published: 7:28 am, June 15th, 2018 - 152 comments

Eugenie Sage has been criticised for granting OIO consent to the foreign buy out of a water bottling company and a piece of sensitive land.  But from the looks of the details that have been released she may have had no choice.

Open Mike 15/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 15th, 2018 - 166 comments

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Daily Review 14/06/2018

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Date published: 7:11 pm, June 14th, 2018 - 10 comments

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Let’s Build a Hospital!

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Date published: 11:30 am, June 14th, 2018 - 19 comments

…on reclaimed land. (Dunedin) – because water features are nice things to have.

Solitary man

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Date published: 10:45 am, June 14th, 2018 - 30 comments

Gerry Brownlee has been caught playing solitaire during Question Time in Parliament.

Nats indignant that Twyford is not fixing their housing crisis quickly enough

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Date published: 7:24 am, June 14th, 2018 - 94 comments

Judith Collins has criticised Phi Twyford because after eight months as Minister he has not fixed a crisis that took nine years to create.

Open Mike 14/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 14th, 2018 - 219 comments

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Daily Review 13/06/2018

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Date published: 6:10 pm, June 13th, 2018 - 46 comments

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Kiwis trust in Government surges

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Date published: 12:55 pm, June 13th, 2018 - 61 comments

At the same time that business confidence is in negative territory overall trust in the Government has surged. Why is this?

Liberalism Uber Alles

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Date published: 11:29 am, June 13th, 2018 - 32 comments

If the political class think liberalism has failed, then why is it that the process of killing off NZ Post is approaching completion?

This is a China Play

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 13th, 2018 - 36 comments

What was the game plan behind the Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore yesterday?

Open Mike 13/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 13th, 2018 - 261 comments

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Daily Review 12/06/2018

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Date published: 5:35 pm, June 12th, 2018 - 41 comments

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New World Disorder.

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Date published: 11:49 am, June 12th, 2018 - 45 comments

Liberalism was meant to be the New World Order and even (so the briefly celebrated  Fukiyama reckoned anyway) an End to History. Big stuff then. But it seems the placid and complacent consensus is fraying round the edges.

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