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Daily Review 30/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 30th, 2017 - 29 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 …

He’s baaaack

Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, June 30th, 2017 - 153 comments

Shane Jones will seek to reenter Parliament and has been selected as the candidate for the Whangarei seat.  But for New Zealand First.

Employers don’t like Labour’s new employment relations package

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, June 30th, 2017 - 43 comments

In shocking news, it turns out that employers don’t like Labour’s new employment relations package. They (and the usual suspects) are running lines about a return to the 1970s. A time when workers’ share of the wealth was higher, poverty was lower, inequality was lower, and workers had more rights. Sounds awful.

The NRA declares war on reality

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, June 30th, 2017 - 39 comments

The National Rifle Association in America has released a video which essentially advocates for violence against liberal resistance to conservatism.

The MP that Clutha-Southland could have had

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, June 30th, 2017 - 33 comments

The debarclay rumbles on. The Nat’s deploy the Game of Hats gambit. The vultures circle over the remains of Todd B in Clutha-Southland while his zombie vote is exploited to squeak through legislation. It could all have been so very different if the electorate had chosen the best candidate in 2014. Their loss is Invercargill’s gain – Liz Craig in 2017!

Open Mike 30/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 30th, 2017 - 83 comments

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Daily Review 29/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:35 pm, June 29th, 2017 - 10 comments

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Labour’s new employment relations package

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 29th, 2017 - 107 comments

Labour: “After nine years of National, working people’s share of the economy is falling. Less than 40 per cent of economic growth under National has gone into working people’s wages. If working people’s slice of the economy hadn’t shrunk under National, workers’ pay packets would have been $23 billion larger.”

Thiel shows commitment to New Zealand by spending 12 days in it

Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, June 29th, 2017 - 49 comments

Following an intervention by the Ombudsman the Government has been obliged to disclose the number of days that Peter Thiel spent in New Zealand in the five years leading up to his grant of citizenship.  The answer is very few.

The view from Southland

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, June 29th, 2017 - 41 comments

A Southland Times editorial has a pretty blunt assessment of the PM: English wasn’t there for us. “In what he has done and in what he has failed to do, English has himself become a party to the deception of the public.”

Manus Island operator seeking to buy and manage Housing Corporation Homes

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, June 29th, 2017 - 27 comments

The Government is seeking to sell 2,500 Christchurch Housing Corporation homes. The shortlist of potential purchasers includes an Australian company recently successfully sued for human rights breaches of refugees on Manus Island.

Open Mike 29/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 29th, 2017 - 105 comments

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New information on Glenda Hughes?

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 pm, June 28th, 2017 - 43 comments

On 20 June  after Melanie Read’s Newsroom interview Andrew Geddis blogged about possible obstruction of justice by a National Party Board member. That was based on new information in the Barclay case, and may be why the Police have since re-interviewed Glenys Dickson.

Daily Review 28/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 28th, 2017 - 47 comments

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Brighter Future Delivering the Cusp of Something Special for New Zealanders

Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, June 28th, 2017 - 8 comments

That’s a mish-mash of Nat soundbites past and present. For the reality underlying it all, check out the excellent RNZ series “Is this the Brighter Future?”

National’s Dirty Politics Machine Attacks Complainant

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 am, June 28th, 2017 - 85 comments

Upon what basis do they feel confident in suggesting to the public that Barclay’s – alleged – victim had been so unprofessional and out-of-control as to be accusing Barclay of being a drug dealer?

Sarah v govt climate litigation – perspectives from court

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 28th, 2017 - 19 comments

What to do when your future’s at risk and your government doesn’t care. 

 

 

Health professionals support legal challenge against government’s climate policy

Written By: - Date published: 6:19 am, June 28th, 2017 - 4 comments

“Climate change is a medical emergency – and our government’s inaction threatens New Zealanders’ wellbeing, both now and into the future.”

Eleven questions about National, English and the Barclay affair.

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, June 28th, 2017 - 22 comments

Julie Fairey raises a plethora of unanswered issues.

Open Mike 28/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 28th, 2017 - 91 comments

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Daily Review 27/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 27th, 2017 - 17 comments

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Debarclay gets sordid

Written By: - Date published: 1:47 pm, June 27th, 2017 - 82 comments

Newsroom with more revelations: “Intercepted discussions in the Clutha-Southland MP’s electorate office included talk of “sex and drugs”, a source tells Newsroom”. How dismally predictable. Eeeew.

Police have reopened the Barclay investigation

Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, June 27th, 2017 - 129 comments

Police has commenced a re-investigation of allegations that the private communications of an individual were intercepted by Mr Todd Barclay MP.

On winning the America’s Cup

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 27th, 2017 - 52 comments

Ad explores the implications of the Americas Cup win for this year’s election.

Gower is correct – police must reopen Barclay case

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, June 27th, 2017 - 32 comments

English is trying, many days too late, to shut up about the scandal in his old electorate and hope that it will blow over. It won’t – too many loose ends. In particular, Patrick Gower is right, the police must now re-open the Barclay investigation.

America’s Cup win

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, June 27th, 2017 - 24 comments

Congratulations to Team NZ and supporters. That was a very convincing win, and a testimony to Kiwi design skills, sailing skills and tenacity. Everyone involved has a right to enjoy the victory! But…

Jesse Mulligan owned Bill English on national television

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, June 27th, 2017 - 48 comments

Getting very bloody angry and speaking truth to power.

Open Mike 27/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 27th, 2017 - 56 comments

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Daily Review 26/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 26th, 2017 - 20 comments

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Climate litigation NZ-style

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, June 26th, 2017 - 9 comments

The climate change case against the National government began in Wellington this morning.

Something to go to in Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, June 26th, 2017 - 13 comments

Greater Wellington regional Council has tendered their bus service without protecting drivers’ terms and conditions. That’s going to cost drivers and average of $200 per week. Danny Scotford sent out this email asking people in Wellington to protest at the councils’ next meeting.

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