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Archive for December, 2016

Donate to Auckland City Mission

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, December 20th, 2016 - 6 comments

Auckland City Mission is calling for donations to meet Christmas demand. You can donate here.

Open Mike 20/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 20th, 2016 - 137 comments

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Daily Review 19/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 43 comments

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Nats not contesting Mt Albert

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 120 comments

Bill’s National is out of steam already.

A warning from post-truth Turkey

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 22 comments

A Turkish journalist writes about the “post-truth” collapse of human rights in Turkey, and warns “western” readers that the same thing is happening to them.

Crushed Collins to ACT?

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, December 19th, 2016 - 53 comments

What next for Collins? Burning ambition, a significant personal following, no future in National. Time jump to ACT? She must fancy her chances of taking over that pretend party and building it up to a “kingmaker” role.

Open Mike 19/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 19th, 2016 - 170 comments

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The great Cabinet reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, December 18th, 2016 - 94 comments

Bill English has announced his cabinet reshuffle.

100% Pure takes another hit

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, December 18th, 2016 - 85 comments

Stuff this morning: “Lord of the Rings actor says NZ tourists shocked by polluted ‘sewer’ Middle-earth”

The Essential Forest-Gardener – reproducing the forest

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, December 18th, 2016 - 22 comments

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

Open Mike 18/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 18th, 2016 - 154 comments

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Denial in Politics

Written By: - Date published: 9:26 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 33 comments

There’s a lot of it around. The Democrats and their media and spook allies are in a complete lather over Putin’s supposed personal influence in the US election. Confident of victory and its spoils up till midday on election day, the Clinton team are incapable of assessing just what a debacle of a campaign they ran, still less what they need to do now. Lessons abound.

To protect whistleblowers…

Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 16 comments

One of the claims made by Edward Snowden was that there were no effective channels in the NSA to whistle blow to. This claim appears to have been spectacularly validated thursday with a POGO report that the NSA’s Inspector General, its final whistleblower protector, has been suspended for retaliating against another whistleblower.

The first Trump ripple

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 96 comments

Donald Trump’s telephone call with the Taiwanese president has created a response which it seems clear he did not anticipate.

What Paula is proud of

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, December 17th, 2016 - 76 comments

Apparently it’s “getting homeless people into homes”. Given the ongoing explosion of homelessness, just think how much scope she has to make herself proud next year…

Open Mike 17/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 17th, 2016 - 164 comments

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Daily Review 16/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 16th, 2016 - 18 comments

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“Social bonds” fail – blame the officials!

Written By: - Date published: 3:09 pm, December 16th, 2016 - 31 comments

A scapegoat for the failure of the Nats’ first “social bonds” programme has been found. Turns out it was the fault of government officials! Shocker!

Labour reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, December 16th, 2016 - 96 comments

Andrew Little has undertaken a minor reshuffle of the Labour caucus.

Weak Cities

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 16th, 2016 - 44 comments

Current governance structures for our cities that rely on corporate management are proving to be ineffective and are not delivering the sort of result our democracy needs.

English honeymoon over already

Written By: - Date published: 7:37 am, December 16th, 2016 - 198 comments

The English honeymoon came to an abrupt end yesterday as the new PM copped an earful in Kaikoura. And bad goes to worse as Brownlee loses his rag (again). Key would have handled it better.

Open Mike 16/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 16th, 2016 - 208 comments

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Daily Review 15/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 15th, 2016 - 93 comments

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McCully is going

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, December 15th, 2016 - 26 comments

Murray McCully has announced that he too is standing down from politics at the next election and his removal as a Minister this week appears almost inevitable.

Housing? A National mess

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, December 15th, 2016 - 97 comments

3 stories from Checkpoint yesterday that add up to a picture of National’s response to housing: waste on unacceptable temporary housing; empty state houses where they’re needed most; and vilify anyone who dares complain.

Taxing multinationals

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, December 15th, 2016 - 53 comments

In March the Nats were still rejecting the idea of a crackdown on multinational companies’ tax avoidance. But there has been – in large part due to the work of Matt Nippert in The Herald – a partial back-down. Another Labour policy adopted!

A cutting review of National’s lineup

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, December 15th, 2016 - 240 comments

Jay Kuten writing in the Wanganui Chronicle: “Most of these folks couldn’t reliably run a bath.”

Open Mike 15/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 15th, 2016 - 112 comments

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NRT: Even more expensive

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 pm, December 14th, 2016 - 5 comments

NoRightTurn: The police’s illegal raid on Nicky Hager’s home has got even more expensive

Daily Review 14/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, December 14th, 2016 - 39 comments

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Lotu-Iiga is going

Written By: - Date published: 3:09 pm, December 14th, 2016 - 41 comments

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that he will stand down from Parliament at the end of the current term.  He will be a loss to National.

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