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Archive for October, 2017

Critiquing A Modest National Party Proposal

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, October 26th, 2017 - 69 comments

Some National supporters are proposing the Governor General direct coalition talks in the future. How would that actually work out?

Open Mike 26/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2017 - 161 comments

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Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 25/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 33 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 …

The Great Australian Bight honest Government ad

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 4 comments

The Australian Government just released this ad about the Great Australian Bight and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. 🌎🐋

National loses itself

Written By: - Date published: 3:46 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 86 comments

It seems that National’s use of Eminem’s song lose yourself was not so legal.

An Introduction: Matthew Whitehead

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 39 comments

A brief introduction to a new contributor.

The new cabinet

Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, October 25th, 2017 - 41 comments

Details of the new cabinet have been announced.

Better roads rather than fighting to maintain them against trucks.

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, October 25th, 2017 - 46 comments

Truckers don’t own the roadways. We do. If Ken Shirley wants a stricter adherence to user pays, then he should start with his trucking members. In the meantime the best thing we can do for improving the roading network is to get large trucks off of the road – they damage it way too much.

Begone, capitalism! You don’t own me

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, October 25th, 2017 - 73 comments

Do we want to be owned by capitalism and stay in its trap of wage and debt slavery, or do we want to boldly go to post-capitalism, whatever that might be.

Say goodbye to roads of national significance

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 25th, 2017 - 55 comments

National’s roads of national significance programme looks to be no more with an early casualty being the East West Link in Auckland, which per kilometre was destined to be the most expensive transport project the world has ever seen.

Open Mike 25/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2017 - 100 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 24/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 24th, 2017 - 36 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 …

Labour Green confidence and supply agreement released

Written By: - Date published: 4:40 pm, October 24th, 2017 - 28 comments

The text of the Labour Green confidence and supply agreement has been reached.

Labour – NZFirst deal details announced

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, October 24th, 2017 - 60 comments

Details of the Labour – NZ First coalition agreement have just been announced.

The new cabinet

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 24th, 2017 - 78 comments

Details about how the next Cabinet may be made up are emerging. Winston Peters may regain the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as being Deputy Prime Minister.

A Sugar Coated World

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 24th, 2017 - 42 comments

Yum! That would make for generations of ecstatic kids, no?

Open Mike 24/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2017 - 161 comments

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Reflections of a retired blogger

Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, October 23rd, 2017 - 67 comments

Time for me to step down as a writer here. A closing ramble, proceed at your own risk…

The mess that the new government inherits

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 51 comments

This post is too long to read. Its purpose is to serve as reference material, a “one stop” snapshot of where we are as a country. The mess that the new government inherits. The consequences of the nine long wasted years of National. The magnitude of the challenge ahead of us.

Labour Day

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 19 comments

Extra sweet this year.

Don Presland obituary

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 23 comments

Long time Unionist and Labour supporter Don Presland died last week. Family friend Ad writes about Don’s decades of standing up for workers’ rights and in celebration of the life of a really good man.

Open Mike 23/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 234 comments

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Happy Birthday Ursula Le Guin

Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, October 22nd, 2017 - 15 comments

An unsung hero of the civilised burn.

Kiwibloggers discuss assassination of “terrorist” Winston Peters

Written By: - Date published: 1:31 pm, October 22nd, 2017 - 145 comments

Right wing online forums are going to reach new levels of toxicity over the next 3 years. Someone really needs to monitor them.

What colour undies will Jordan wear?

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, October 22nd, 2017 - 23 comments

Turns out voters were pretty chill about it

Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, October 22nd, 2017 - 21 comments

The government’s mandate

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, October 22nd, 2017 - 27 comments

Where this government ranks in terms of proportion of the vote compared to the historical record. Useful analysis.

Open Mike 22/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2017 - 250 comments

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DPF personifies why the Nats lost and why they will lose again

Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, October 21st, 2017 - 61 comments

National CRUSH puny parties! Why National no mates?

Small on how it went down and Nats’ bidding war myth

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, October 21st, 2017 - 25 comments

Vernon Small has the best account of the events of “D-Day”. Nat supporters are trying to pedal the myth that English lost a baubles bidding war because of his principles (hah!), the fact is it was all about policy match.

Lefties on The Standard – 2017 government edition

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, October 21st, 2017 - 46 comments

A dedicated space on The Standard for left-wing and progressive people.

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