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Daily Review 30/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 30th, 2016 - 39 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 …

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He isn’t a racist because his ex wife is from Singapore

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, September 30th, 2016 - 139 comments

Don Brash and a group of other predominately privileged white males are complaining that Maori may also be receiving some privilege.

WMBAD: #PleaseNewZealand, get out and vote

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 30th, 2016 - 14 comments

Your voting papers may be terrifying, but you have to make them count.

Open Mike 30/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 30th, 2016 - 187 comments

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Daily Review 29/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 29th, 2016 - 18 comments

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Out of the mouths of babes

Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, September 29th, 2016 - 15 comments

Watch five-year old Brook Blair give it to Theresa May about homeless people. Got the right answers too. Brilliant!

New GG

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, September 29th, 2016 - 24 comments

Congrats to Dame Patsy and how strange it’s always such a small story…

When’s the Republic coming?

Cronyism

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, September 29th, 2016 - 70 comments

So Paula Bennett has been giving a lolly scramble to her National mates with the Rules Reduction Taskforce.

Which is fine, because the Taskforce did great work in finding out that the ‘loopy’ rule of lolly scrambles being illegal wasn’t in fact true.

Arrest Blair’s Mate

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, September 29th, 2016 - 303 comments

The downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 was a Russian sponsored war crime. When will Vladimir Putin be arrested?

UPDATE: Animation and actual photos and video of the BUK launcher added.

Open Mike 29/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 29th, 2016 - 86 comments

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Twyford to chair Labour’s election campaign

Written By: - Date published: 5:41 pm, September 28th, 2016 - 56 comments

Twyford has been made Labour’s campaign chairman, which puts him charge of strategy for the election.

Daily Review 28/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2016 - 17 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 …

Polls

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, September 28th, 2016 - 61 comments

While politicos were watching Hillary defeat Donald in the first debate, Roy Morgan released their latest poll, showing Labour massively up and National down a chunk. Is the media narrative broken?

Open Mike 28/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 28th, 2016 - 85 comments

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Latest Roy Morgan Poll – Labour surges

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 191 comments

The latest Roy Morgan poll result has support for National plunging and support for Labour surging.

Daily Review 27/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 20 comments

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Clinton vs Trump; Debate 1

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, September 27th, 2016 - 274 comments

The first Presidential kicks off this arvo. Who will win? Do we care? Should we care? Stay tuned Standarnistas, it’ll be a doozy!

Ombudsman to investigate John Key’s dirty politics communications

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 27th, 2016 - 91 comments

The Ombudsman is to investigate John Key’s failure to disclose communications with David Farrar and Cameron Slater

Do elections matter?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 27th, 2016 - 27 comments

Despite politics the world keeps turning. So why is it important and why should everyone vote?

Open Mike 27/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 27th, 2016 - 175 comments

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“Itching Scratches” on Nine to Noon

Written By: - Date published: 6:27 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 61 comments

Matthew Hooton got carried away on Nine to Noon dissing Andrew Little’s views on political strategy and the centre ground that appeared to differ from Helen Clark’s. Stephen Mills piled in too on Jeremy Corbyn and the “missing millions.” All Little said was that he wants to connect with different groups of voters on issues important to them. Can’t argue with that.

Even more local body elections advice

Written By: - Date published: 6:09 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 13 comments

Since first posting Who should you vote for? a week ago I’ve been directed to even more endorsement lists and voting guides for local body candidates up and down the country. So if you still don’t know who to vote for, check them out.

Daily Review – 26/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:20 pm, September 26th, 2016 - 72 comments

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A Constitution

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, September 26th, 2016 - 31 comments

Absolute h/t to Ovid who linked to proposals for a written Consitution for Sir Geoffrey Palmer this morning in Open Mike. The SpinOff 1. New Zealand should become a republic. 2. The Head of State should reflect New Zealand’s national 
identity, culture and heritage, and should be appointed for a term of five years on […]

A tale of Two Universities

Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments

A guest post by John P Egan regarding recent industrial action taken by Tertiary Education Union members

HoliPay fiasco – 1 in 3 workers robbed

Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments

Do you work irregular shifts (even only occasionally)?  Overtime?  Sometimes on Public Holidays?

Then you’re probably part of the 1 in 3 workers owed more than $2 billion lost thru incorrect calculations of holiday pay.

Thanks Steven Joyce.

Open Mike 26/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2016 - 194 comments

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Dear Herald you can do better than Rodney Hide

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, September 25th, 2016 - 248 comments

Rodney Hide continues to provide extreme analysis free right wing ramblings courtesy of the Herald.  Is it time for them to reintroduce a left wing columnist?

Corbyn wins! Now what?

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, September 25th, 2016 - 294 comments

Jeremy Corbyn has won a resounding victory in the UK Labour Leadership campaign.  But what happens now?

Open Mike 25/09/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2016 - 154 comments

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A settlement proposal for Jordan Williams and Colin Craig

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, September 24th, 2016 - 42 comments

A suggested settlement proposal to resolve the Williams v Craig case which may achieve some good.

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