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Archive for February, 2018

Democratic burn

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 21st, 2018 - 21 comments

“I’m joining whatever political party those kids in Florida just started”

It’s Our Future: Complete U-Turn by Labour and NZ First on TPP

Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, February 21st, 2018 - 131 comments

The TPP might have been re-branded as the CPTPP but it’s still the same bad deal says Professor Jane Kelsey, New Zealand’s expert on international economic regulation.

“Calling it “Comprehensive and Progressive” doesn’t make it any better.

Hager posts Dirty Politics chapter on Mark Mitchell on web

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 21st, 2018 - 25 comments

Nicky Hager and the publishers of Dirty Politics have released into the public arena the chapter dealing with Mark Mitchell’s campaign to be selected as National’s Rodney candidate.

Open Mike 21/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 21st, 2018 - 238 comments

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Tax Haven Man in Town

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 pm, February 20th, 2018 - 11 comments

The Lord Mayor of the City of London is visiting New Zealand. Its not Sadiq Khan, Charles Bowman is a PwC partner leading London’s financial centre lobby. He’s here to talk to business and regulators. He’ll no doubt be talking up  more deregulation.

Daily Review 20/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 20th, 2018 - 48 comments

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Poll Watch: Colmar Brunton Poll 2018-2-19

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 20th, 2018 - 47 comments

In this second edition of Pollwatch, we note the impact of Jacinda Ardern at the height of her powers, track the likelyhood of current government support partners of clearing our high Party Vote threshold, and note the small likelyhood that English’s eventual successor will have of sneaking into the Beehive even if we held a snap election right now.

The battle of the five political midgets

Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, February 20th, 2018 - 102 comments

Steven Joyce and Mark Mitchell have both thrown their hats into the ring for National’s leadership.

Us and them – what will Labour do about WINZ?

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 20th, 2018 - 106 comments

What we need is a government that shares power with beneficiaries.

Open Mike 20/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 20th, 2018 - 64 comments

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Daily Review 19/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 131 comments

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The strange case of the Judith Collins support website

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 51 comments

A Back Judith Collins website has been established.  And Collins is denying involvement.

US kids fight back: you are either with us or against us

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 44 comments

Four days after surviving a shooting massacre at her school, student Emma Gonzalez gave this stunning speech at an anti-gun rally in Florida. Other students are organising the National School Walkout and March for Our Lives.

Mueller v Russia

Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, February 19th, 2018 - 324 comments

Robert Mueller has laid an indictment alleging that thirteen Russians and three Russian entities illegally interfered with the 2016 American Election campaign.

Open Mike 19/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 19th, 2018 - 77 comments

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Strong and decisive

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, February 18th, 2018 - 154 comments

Judith Collins has picked on the campaign term strong and decisive for behaviour better described as brutal and obdurate.

ALRANZ: 16 reasons to change the abortion law

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, February 18th, 2018 - 23 comments

Labour are intending to change NZ’s abortion laws. ALRANZ has 16 good reasons why that’s important (and overview of the current laws).

Open Mike 18/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 18th, 2018 - 262 comments

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Seymour is dancing with the stars

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 17th, 2018 - 33 comments

David Seymour has indicated his commitment to improving ACT’s plight by enrolling for Dancing with the Stars.

Labour to reform abortion law

Written By: - Date published: 6:36 am, February 17th, 2018 - 328 comments

Justice Minister Andrew Little has given the go ahead to change NZ’s archaic abortion legislation.

Dunedin City Council votes for carbon neutral target

Written By: - Date published: 6:18 am, February 17th, 2018 - 15 comments

“Offsets alone would not achieve the zero carbon target and a significant systematic and behavioural change would still be needed…”

Open Mike 17/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 17th, 2018 - 220 comments

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Beetrooted

Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, February 16th, 2018 - 20 comments

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s future in politics is on the line as he responds to allegations of infidelity, hypocrisy and misuse of Government resources.

TPPA-11 update and actions

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 am, February 16th, 2018 - 70 comments

The TPPA-11 is set to be signed on March 8. There are still huge problems with the agreement for NZ. Jane Kelsey provides an update.

Open Mike 16/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 16th, 2018 - 211 comments

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Daily Review 15/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, February 15th, 2018 - 51 comments

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An in Vogue Prime Minister

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 15th, 2018 - 52 comments

Our PM doing girly stuff is quite ok. It’s what else they’re doing that needs looking at.

Hey Stuart Nash Maui’s Dolphins are approaching extinction

Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, February 15th, 2018 - 74 comments

Stuart Nash is considering cancelling the roll out of monitoring cameras on fishing boats. For the sake of Maui’s Dolphin I hope he changes his mind.

Global Sharemarkets

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, February 15th, 2018 - 63 comments

Recent volatility in the U.S. stockmarkets has attracted calls that capitalism is facing a crisis.  But the reality appears to be different.

Open Mike 15/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 15th, 2018 - 320 comments

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Daily Review 14/02/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 31 comments

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