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Archive for August, 2018

Which National MP leaked Bridges’ expense details?

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, August 24th, 2018 - 358 comments

Radio New Zealand has stated that a National MP has confessed via anonymous texts to be the leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel expenses. And the information was provided by way of a leak.

Open Mike 24/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 24th, 2018 - 63 comments

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Daily Review 23/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, August 23rd, 2018 - 22 comments

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Turnbull out, Morrison In?

Written By: - Date published: 2:29 pm, August 23rd, 2018 - 100 comments

Turnbull out, Morrison or Dutton in? The Australian Liberal Party self flagellation continues in Canberra. Updates as they roll in, cobbers.

UPDATE: Malcolm Turnbull calls press conference at 1PM AEST (3PM in NZ)

UPDATE: Turnbull to quit tomorrow, if ballot called.

UPDATE: Julie Bishop prepares bid.

UPDATE: Scott Morrison wins, Dutton defeated 45-40.

Censorship

Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, August 23rd, 2018 - 13 comments

It seems that if you’re the right person, harbour the correct thoughts, have the right connections, and you don’t like whatever the political opinion, news or information that’s floating about is, then you can get it banned.

New Zealand’s offer to accept some of Nauru’s refugees

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, August 23rd, 2018 - 32 comments

Jacinda Ardern is looking to repeat Helen Clark’s example of proposing to take refugees that Australia is refusing to take.

Open Mike 23/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 23rd, 2018 - 214 comments

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Daily Review 22/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 22nd, 2018 - 35 comments

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Manafort convicted and Cohen takes deal

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, August 22nd, 2018 - 137 comments

In Trump’s America Paul Manafort has been convicted on eight counts and Michael Cohen has entered into a deal with prosecutors admitting campaign finance breaches at the behest of “the candidate”.

The Pope’s Letter to All Believers

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 22nd, 2018 - 64 comments

The pope missed a great recent chance to state that accused abusers should be walked to the nearest Police station, make written statements, face trial, hopefully jailed, then defrocked, and excommunicated.

Judith Collins tweets more fake news

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 22nd, 2018 - 164 comments

Judith Collins has been caught tweeting more fake news.  And repeating it just in case we missed it.

Open Mike 22/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 22nd, 2018 - 118 comments

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Daily Review 21/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 21st, 2018 - 41 comments

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Elizabeth Warren and Accountable Capitalism

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 21st, 2018 - 22 comments

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing a law change that would require US corporations to consider its workers and community in company decisions and prevent political donations from being made unless 75% of shareholders agreed.

Open Mike 21/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 21st, 2018 - 182 comments

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The Greens. Do We Need ’em?

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 pm, August 20th, 2018 - 139 comments

What’s the point of the Green party? Do we really need them? Really?

Daily Review 20/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:40 pm, August 20th, 2018 - 28 comments

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Ardern announces salary freeze for MPs

Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, August 20th, 2018 - 55 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced a freeze of MP’s salaries while a review of the salary setting system is carried out.

Good luck Julie Anne Genter

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 20th, 2018 - 44 comments

Julie Anne Genter outdid Jacinda Ardern’s trip to hospital in her private car by riding to hospital to be induced on her bike.

Strewth Dutton could be Aussie PM

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, August 20th, 2018 - 87 comments

Malcolm Turnbull’s days as Australian Prime Minister may be numbered with suggestions that Peter Dutton has the numbers to win a leadership contest.

Open Mike 20/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 20th, 2018 - 254 comments

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The future of blogging in Aotearoa New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, August 19th, 2018 - 54 comments

Morgan Godfery of the excellent Maui Street blog has relaunched his blogsite and made it subscriber based. Is this the future of blogging in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Open Mike 19/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 19th, 2018 - 186 comments

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Finkelstein on Dame Hodge

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, August 18th, 2018 - 58 comments

“…if any – if any – of the rules that are now being implemented in the Labour Party have any meaning whatsoever… the first person who should be booted out of the Labour Party is Dame Hodge.” – Finkelstein.

The week of Limogate

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 18th, 2018 - 44 comments

Tracy Watkins and Tova O’Brien have both written articles criticising Simon Bridges’ handling of Limogate.

Open Mike 18/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 18th, 2018 - 108 comments

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Daily Review 17/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 17th, 2018 - 20 comments

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No Waimea dam

Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, August 17th, 2018 - 26 comments

With the change in Government and ever increasing costs of construction it appears that the Waimea dam project in Tasman District is going to be scuppered.

RIP Aretha Franklin

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 17th, 2018 - 14 comments

Soul diva Aretha Franklin has died aged 76.

Open Mike 17/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 17th, 2018 - 198 comments

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Daily Review 16/08/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:42 pm, August 16th, 2018 - 36 comments

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