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CYF massively underfunded

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, July 26th, 2016 - 28 comments

National pays electoral homage to our vulnerable children. They talk a big game about putting “the needs of our most vulnerable children and families at the centre of decisions”. Their actions tell a different story – of under-funding at CYF and falling numbers of social workers.

Todd McClay gets thrown under a bus

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, July 26th, 2016 - 56 comments

John Key has thrown Todd McClay under a bus and blamed him for dancing on the head of a pin and for no one telling Key that our second major trading nation wanted to dump sub standard steel on the local market.

Predator free a fantastic goal – but…

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 26th, 2016 - 231 comments

Feel-good promises for 2050 are easy. Add this one to the list with a cycleway the length of NZ, a secret plan to end Japanese whaling, the War on P, our emissions reduction (hah!) targets, plans to be a “financial hub”, the promise of pandas, and so on and so on.

Open mike 26/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 26th, 2016 - 68 comments

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Daily Review 25/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 24 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 …

Climate Change on our doorsteps (literally)

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 89 comments

In the wake of Wellington’s storm over the weekend, it’s time to future proof our critical infrastructure.

NRT: Charter schools are corrupt

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 318 comments

I/S at No Right Turn: “ACT appears to be using charter schools to channel public money to government donors and cronies”…

The phantom phantom hospital waiting lists

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 28 comments

According to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman he is right, everyone else is wrong and there is no elective surgery hidden list in New Zealand.

Who could build social housing?

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, July 25th, 2016 - 226 comments

The plan to have the private sector build social housing appears to be a flop. We need a large, well resourced organisation to take on the task of building these desperately needed houses. Wherever will we find one?

Open mike 25/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 25th, 2016 - 200 comments

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Jon Stewart on the Republican plan

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 pm, July 24th, 2016 - 12 comments

“The Republicans appear to have a very clear plan for America…” Stewart on fire and funny.

Trump RNC Acceptance speech – protecting LGBTQ and more

Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, July 24th, 2016 - 217 comments

Does the US Left understand what it is up against in Donald Trump? Watch him and decide for yourself if he is going to take November. His team have done their homework well.

Oram – seven warning signs for the economy

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, July 24th, 2016 - 23 comments

Rod Oram’s Sunday Star-Times, reprinted on Facebook here, adds yet another voice to the chorous of economic warnings: “Our Road Runner economy is zooming towards the cliff-edge”…

Trump reaction

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 16 comments

Featuring a strong endorsement from the KKK.

Helen Kelly – still speaking out

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 60 comments

“Pain debilitates you and makes you depressed and you can sort of let the depression seep over you, but if you can, get out and live your life.”

We need to talk about Islam

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 365 comments

A post in which Ad responds to TRP’s recent post suggesting that all religion should be banned by suggesting that religious tolerance is a necessary feature of a liberal democracy.

Open mike 23-24/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 80 comments

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Daily Review 22/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 22nd, 2016 - 9 comments

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Drumpf LIVE!

Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, July 22nd, 2016 - 31 comments

Establishment candidate and billionaire Donald J Trump is delivering his acceptance speech at the RNC. It’s chockfulla cliches, but hey …

YOOO ESSS AYYYY, YOOO ESSS AYYYY!

If I were John Key

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 22nd, 2016 - 104 comments

What should John Key do to reassert momentum for National?

Upgrades again and readership growth

Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, July 22nd, 2016 - 17 comments

Operating system upgrades this weekend. We should get a bit of a speed improvement.

But for all of those new readers (nearly 70,000 of you in May) who haven’t suffered maintenance and failures taking your reading away, if the site goes offline during this weekend (or any other time), it will return. The site runs on a financial donated shoestring and a lot of volunteered time in technical and writing skills.

Roy Morgan

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, July 22nd, 2016 - 359 comments

Time to move to Planet Key?

Open mike 22/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 22nd, 2016 - 86 comments

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Daily Review 21/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 21st, 2016 - 79 comments

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NZ wins nuclear war

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, July 21st, 2016 - 19 comments

Nothing like a good clickbait headline eh!

Why do they hate us?

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, July 21st, 2016 - 73 comments

658 deaths due to terrorism in Europe and the Americas. 28,031 terrorism deaths in the Middle East and rest of the world.

Has Hillary Clinton hired Bernie Sanders’ social media team?

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 21st, 2016 - 18 comments

Overnight Hillary Clinton’s campaign team has released a video that not only elegantly mimics and repeats the 1964 classic campaign ad “Confessions of a Republican” but involves the same actor who for exactly the same reasons has decided he cannot support the Republican candidate for the presidency.

Listening to radical voices

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2016 - 7 comments

Hard times call for strong voices. Jesse Williams speaks from the Black Lives Matter movement.

WINZ sends families to live in garages

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, July 21st, 2016 - 204 comments

The government is demolishing and selling state house while WINZ sends families to live in garages. This is New Zealand in the Eighth Year of the Brighter Future.

Open mike 21/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 21st, 2016 - 136 comments

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Daily Review 20/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 20th, 2016 - 11 comments

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