Archive for November, 2016

Daily Review 30/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 30th, 2016 - 24 comments

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Tolley needs to apologise

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 30th, 2016 - 34 comments

Kim Hill had an astounding and outstanding interview with Anne Tolley this morning on RNZ. The 7.30 news was delayed 12 minutes as Tolley evaded the fact that thousands of children were abused by the state in the 50s and 60s, and she refused to hold an inquiry into just how many thousands. She also […]

Massive education fail

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, November 30th, 2016 - 45 comments

Thanks National: “NZ kids worst at maths in English-speaking world”.

Tax the Rich An animated fairy tale

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 30th, 2016 - 10 comments

A short video produced by US unions “to support a fairer tax system”.

Everyone has advice for Labour!

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, November 30th, 2016 - 148 comments

In which pundit r0b has a wee rant about media pundits. Yeah I know…

Open Mike 30/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 30th, 2016 - 159 comments

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Daily Review 29/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 29th, 2016 - 13 comments

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Labour’s legacy: building a better New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, November 29th, 2016 - 92 comments

Today is the 81st anniversary of the election of the first Labour Government.  Reprint of a post from Andrew Little to mark the occasion.

Labour Green seat deals – about bloody time

Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, November 29th, 2016 - 69 comments

Reports that Labour and the Greens will cooperate in some seats. Watch Patrick Gower’s head explode! But this is no Epsom.

Housing “affordability” blowout

Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, November 29th, 2016 - 9 comments

Andrew Little was on RNZ this morning talking housing affordability. “The amount people are having to borrow for their first home has increased 43 percent in the last two years.”

Everybody wants a recount

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, November 29th, 2016 - 100 comments

US President elect Donald Trump has expressed support for a widespread investigation of America’s electoral system

New Parliament buildings

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, November 29th, 2016 - 24 comments

A couple of reactions to the $100m Parliament building plans.

Todd Barclay faces Clutha-Southland selection challenge

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, November 29th, 2016 - 46 comments

Todd Barclay is one of National’s worst MP’s, who made a mess of the party apparatus he inherited from Bill English. No surprise that he is facing a selection challenge. Ex Philip Morris tobacco vs. Merrill Lynch banker – lucky Clutha-Southland!

Open Mike 29/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 29th, 2016 - 200 comments

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Daily Review 28/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 28th, 2016 - 22 comments

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Child abuse and poverty – still with us

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, November 28th, 2016 - 33 comments

As topics like Trump and the quakes take the limelight, the slow tragedies unfolding in NZ carry on in the background.

#Horseshoegate – have you seen these alleged horse shoe throwers?

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, November 28th, 2016 - 13 comments

Radio Tarana has offered a reward for information regarding the Mt Roskill horse shoe thrower.

NRT: “A stupid idea”

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, November 28th, 2016 - 89 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on Key’s statement that a gender-balanced cabinet is “a stupid idea”.

Why no leftie fake news?

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 28th, 2016 - 161 comments

Fake stories were widely shared by Trump fans before the election. Why is leftie / liberal fake news much rarer? A fake news writer explains.

Open Mike 28/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 28th, 2016 - 88 comments

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America’s broken democratic system

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, November 27th, 2016 - 91 comments

Through partisan control of the electoral system and continuing attempts to suppress votes America’s electoral system is in clear need of an overhaul.

Key interview – facts don’t matter

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, November 27th, 2016 - 24 comments

Lisa Owen interviewed Key on The Nation yesterday. As usual Key spent half his time denying facts and figures – in this case from Treasury and from his own government sources.

Treasury predictions – not good

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, November 27th, 2016 - 65 comments

Brian Fallow in The Herald summarises the take-home messages from the latest Treasury report. National have us on track to disaster.

The Essential Forest-Gardener – the trees and the heritage

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, November 27th, 2016 - 28 comments

Robert Guyton continues his series on life in a Riverton Food Forest.

Open Mike 27/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 27th, 2016 - 137 comments

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Fidel Castro has died

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 pm, November 26th, 2016 - 175 comments

Fidel Castro has died aged 90.

The Mount Roskill by-election and the strange case of the missing horse shoe

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, November 26th, 2016 - 47 comments

One News has reported on the strange case where a local Mt Roskill resident was threatened by someone describing themselves as Parmjeet Parmar’s right hand man, had a horse shoe thrown at him, complained to the police, but was subsequently told that the horse shoe had been destroyed.

Audrey Young on resurgent unions

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, November 26th, 2016 - 12 comments

Audrey Young writes on growing union numbers, strengths, and wins for their members. Excellent!

National better late than never on pay equity

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 4 comments

A 2015 court decision forced National’s hand on pay equity. This week the equity working group reported back. To its credit National is accepting the recommendations, and unions are hailing a big win. But the final form of any law is not yet clear.

Open Mike 26/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 26th, 2016 - 232 comments

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Daily Review 25/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, November 25th, 2016 - 63 comments

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