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Open mike 26/06/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 26th, 2015 - 107 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 25/06/2015 #CampbellLives

Written By: - Date published: 6:03 pm, June 25th, 2015 - 19 comments

Slightly redesigned in support of #CampbellLives.  Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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.

#Sheepgate – some random impertinent questions

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, June 25th, 2015 - 22 comments

Every day with the release of more information there are more and more questions arising over sheepgate.  Update: and none of the questions were answered today in Parliament.  At least not properly.  Video is inserted.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, June 25th, 2015 - 59 comments

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Red Cross flood appeal

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, June 25th, 2015 - 5 comments

Red Cross is collecting for those recently affected by flooding in NZ. Here’s how to donate…

Destroying a savings culture

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, June 25th, 2015 - 36 comments

Key: “The removal of the $1,000 kick-start contribution will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people who join KiwiSaver.” Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.

Dutch Court declares war on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, June 25th, 2015 - 36 comments

A Dutch Court has ordered the Dutch Government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% within five years and has stated that developed countries should take the lead in doing so.  It makes you wonder if a similar case could be conducted in New Zealand. Update:  Greenpeace protesters have erected a large banner on Parliament which sums up the Government’s approach very well.

Dickensian

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, June 25th, 2015 - 73 comments

Step 1: Make welfare assistance almost impossible to obtain. Step 2: Dismiss the concerns of the poor by telling them they should ask for more help. Done!

Open mike 25/06/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 25th, 2015 - 109 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Gender, Power and Culture

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 10 comments

Catriona MacLennan and Prue Hyman will discuss this topic at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington, Thursday June 25th at 5:30pm. All welcome. Read more…

Daily Review 24/06/2015 #CampbellLives

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 12 comments

Slightly redesigned in support of #CampbellLives. Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas 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.

John Key excited that TPP deal close but

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 30 comments

admits it doesn’t adequately address dairy products (one of NZ’s main export products). That’s right, the PM acknowledges that dairy products are not dealt with in a way NZ would like… He even has to contradict Tim Groser’s views here and here  to try to not make his point. It’s “net positive” for NZ if […]

Do petitions work?

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 31 comments

The increased use of petitions is a very clever innovation by the Labour Party because this Government has proven to be a weather vane lot, guided by polls.

Global mode killed off

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 21 comments

CallPlus folds and kills global mode to avoid legal action. We are not amused.

As the economy stalls it’s a great time to be a bank!

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 24th, 2015 - 34 comments

Ho ho – what am I saying? It’s always a great time to be a bank.

#Sheepgate – did National ask the Saudi Sheep Farmer to sue NZ?

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, June 24th, 2015 - 42 comments

It seems crazy but it appears that National may have asked the Saudi sheep farmer to sue New Zealand.  And John Key seems to be relaxed about facilitation payments aka bribes.

If you thought the Auckland property bubble was bad now…

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 24th, 2015 - 81 comments

… then prepare for it to get a lot worse.

Open mike 24/06/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 24th, 2015 - 156 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 23/06/2015 #CampbellLives

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments

Slightly redesigned in support of #CampbellLives. Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas 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.

NRT: What is the Prime Minister trying to hide?

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments

You have to ask why Rachael Glucina departed the NZ Herald for National’s beneficary and friend Mediaworks. No Right Turn has been trying to find out how much contact John Key or his office had with Glucina when she did the dirty and unprofessional interview with the victim of John Keys ponytail pulling. Why he still illegally trying to cover those contacts up?

More political interference in State Broadcasting

Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 43 comments

It appears that shortly after a meeting between the Minister of Maori of Affairs Te Ururoa Flavell and head of Maori TV Paora Maxwell occurred a potentially embarrassing planned televised debate concerning Whanau Ora was cancelled.  Of course the timing is completely accidental and Flavell had nothing to do with it …

NRT: Disgraceful

Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 11 comments

I/S at No Right Turn: “Since coming to power in 2008, the National government has sold more than a thousand state houses and tightened access to the remainder considerably. The net result? People not getting the assistance they need…”

Colin’s new party!

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 83 comments

Help Colin name his new party…

Our assumptions about work and workers

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 51 comments

Beyond discrimination against women, there’s a broader set of assumptions we make about work and workers, and it’s hurting us – workers, society, and business.

Lift the refugee quota

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 69 comments

Refugees are people, but they get treated as a political football, as recent events in Australia and NZ have demonstrated once again. It is long past time that NZ raised its refugee quota.

Open mike 23/06/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 251 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Colin Craig’s Contempt for His Victim

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 pm, June 22nd, 2015 - 113 comments

The Conservative Party’s Colin Craig has victimised his former Press Secretary by deliberately breaching a confidentiality settlement in order to frame his inappropriate behaviour as a minor matter they were both equally responsible for. Well, that’s crap, Colin. It’s actually a rich man using his power and privilege to belittle a woman. Again.

Daily Review 22/06/2015 #CampbellLives

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 22nd, 2015 - 24 comments

Slightly redesigned in support of #CampbellLives. Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas 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.

Polity: Reductio…

Written By: - Date published: 2:56 pm, June 22nd, 2015 - 29 comments

Rob Salmond at Polity: DPF and Chris Bishop have conspired to come up with a new canard-of-distraction de jour. Today’s trope: “Labour are the conversatives, National the progressives, and Labour is the party of No.”

Sexism, babies, and our assumptions about work

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 22nd, 2015 - 42 comments

It’s 2015, and we’re constantly told that sexism is over, feminism has had its day – so why can’t this woman find a job?

Pope Francis has much to say

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, June 22nd, 2015 - 219 comments

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