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Labour Day – won by workers

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 26th, 2015 - 99 comments

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Open mike 26/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2015 - 56 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, October 25th, 2015 - 104 comments

The normal rules apply.  Keep it seemly.

Let them drink beer

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 25th, 2015 - 30 comments

Health Minister Coleman provides another salient example of the surreal lengths that National will go to in order to avoid facing up to truths that they don’t approve of.

Kelvin Davis on the Christmas Island Detainees

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, October 25th, 2015 - 44 comments

Kelvin Davis’s recent visit to Christmas Island has revealed that New Zealand citizens are living in shocking conditions.  And meanwhile John Key’s talk of giving the Australians a “blunt message” appears to have had negligible effect.

The left in Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 25th, 2015 - 15 comments

Ad comments on the change of National’s approach to local government in Auckland and suggests that there should be cooperation amongst the parties on the left locally and between the central organisations of the parties.

Open mike 25/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2015 - 100 comments

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AECT election campaign shenanigans

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, October 24th, 2015 - 14 comments

The Auckland Energy Community Trust triennial election is currently under way and complaints have been made about C&R advertising of the payout to beneficiaries which they are entitled to as a matter of course.  And some ill discipline amongst the right gives the City Vision candidates a real prospect of success.

Scoop on the Hager Rawshark raid case

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, October 24th, 2015 - 186 comments

Scoop on the Hager Rawshark raid case – and more!

Open mike 24/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2015 - 84 comments

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Daily Review 23/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 23rd, 2015 - 23 comments

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How America is killing the middle class

Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, October 23rd, 2015 - 11 comments

A short film from AJ+ which clearly describes what has gone wrong in the US since the 1980s.  The film is just as relevant for New Zealand.

#JKLovePoetry

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, October 23rd, 2015 - 37 comments

Odes to the very special love and yearning that John Key seems to feel for Richie McCaw.

Key not taking us with him on the flag

Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 31 comments

John Key’s antics trying to drum up support for a flag change are getting increasingly desperate, but NZ isn’t listening.

Wallowing in extravagance

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments

“Wallowing in extravagance” is how Labour described the latest news of extreme spending from Steven Joyce’s MBIE.

Paula Bennett and the social housing crisis

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 64 comments

Paula Bennett has uncovered the most significant risk that New Zealand faces.  Or has she?

Open mike 23/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 122 comments

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Russel Norman’s valedictory speech – activists and agitators

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, October 22nd, 2015 - 58 comments

Russel Norman gave his valedictory speech today in Parliament.

Daily Review 22/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 22nd, 2015 - 13 comments

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Pressure mounts to force Auckland to open up land

Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, October 22nd, 2015 - 45 comments

Serious Fraud Office, Productivity Commission, Council failings, under-supply of houses, Developer Greed… a recipe for disaster

Is it time for progressives to love rugby?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 22nd, 2015 - 328 comments

Ad reflects on the relationship between the left and rugby since the springbok tour.

The equal pay initiative

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, October 22nd, 2015 - 17 comments

After twice killing off pay equity legislation (2009, 1990), National have been forced to confront the issue again.

Open mike 22/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2015 - 168 comments

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Daily Review 21/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 21st, 2015 - 33 comments

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Have a Drink Hoss!

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, October 21st, 2015 - 55 comments

So, by my understanding, in ‘three party’* Canada, the New Democratic Party sought the center and nosedived. Simultaneously, the Liberals moved left and soared. In ‘two party’ England and Wales, Labour sought the center and bumbled and scraped the ground looking for lift off. Meanwhile, in the very same election in ‘three party’ Scotland where […]

Tony Veitch and the power of redemption

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, October 21st, 2015 - 124 comments

Tony Veitch has caused a major social media response by posting a comment which suggests that he is a victim of a bad relationship and not guilty of inflicting domestic violence.

Canada and the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, October 21st, 2015 - 19 comments

Will the Liberals’ victory yesterday result in Canada dropping out of the TPP? Probably not. But Canadian farmers are going to push hard, creating an interesting opportunity for the Liberals.

Open mike 21/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 21st, 2015 - 95 comments

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Daily Review 20/10/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 20th, 2015 - 8 comments

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I LOVE these kinds of stories

Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, October 20th, 2015 - 3 comments

““We had an 83-year-old man walking in here to vote for the first time in his life,” she said from near a polling station in Tsuut’ina Nation, near Calgary.”

Oh Canada oh Canada

Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, October 20th, 2015 - 84 comments

It appears that Stephen Harper’s conservatives in Canada have been voted out of office.

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