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Open Mike 23/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 23rd, 2018 - 179 comments

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Who is the National caucus leaker?

Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 140 comments

Winston Peters said in Parliament this week that he believes he knows who the leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel information is.

National forgets it apologised for Housing Corp meth hysteria

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 31 comments

Three months ago National apoligised for getting dud advice and evicting hundreds of state house tenants where miniscule amounts of methamphetamine were discovered. This week National backed off from that very proper apology.

Open Mike 22/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 233 comments

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Tax Working Group report depressing reading

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, September 21st, 2018 - 66 comments

The Tax Working Group says the gaping holes in our tax system make it unfair and undermine its integrity, but the prospect of the electorate embracing even its limited recommendations on taxing capital gains make for depressing contemplation.

Daily Review 21/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 21st, 2018 - 22 comments

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Meka had to go

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, September 21st, 2018 - 137 comments

Jacinda Ardern has made the right call by sacking Meka Whaitiri as a Minister.

Open Mike 21/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 21st, 2018 - 51 comments

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Daily Review 20/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 20th, 2018 - 69 comments

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GDP figures expose business confidence survey nonsense

Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, September 20th, 2018 - 99 comments

ANZ Bank’s Outlook business confidence survey has been forecasting gloom and doom for the economy ever since the surprise election result turfed out the National Party. Today’s GDP data showed the economy has actually been pumping along faster than the Reserve Bank believes is good for it.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 20th, 2018 - 61 comments

Keep it seemly …

How some men celebrated Suffrage Day

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, September 20th, 2018 - 37 comments

Two prominent men chose to celebrate Suffrage day yesterday, one by having himself photographed in front of female members of his caucus and the other by complaining that at different times different groups of men also did not have the vote.

Open Mike 20/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 20th, 2018 - 134 comments

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Daily Review 19/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 19th, 2018 - 89 comments

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What Government crisis?

Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, September 19th, 2018 - 35 comments

Labour and New Zealand First Ministers under the first term of the sixth Labour government sitting in the Cabinet office.

News of the Coalition’s bad health appears to be something of a beat up.

Will there be a Brexit?

Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, September 19th, 2018 - 33 comments

In short, I think not.

Andrew Little’s hilarious Youth MP video

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, September 19th, 2018 - 14 comments

Andrew Little is seeking a Youth MP using an unusual technique.

Open Mike 19/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 19th, 2018 - 253 comments

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Quite a day or two then!

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 83 comments

A quick smorgasbord of reported news from Syria, to China and Sweden, to antisemitism and (hidden behind the links) an interview with (hopefully) the first woman who will serve as President of the USA.

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Daily Review 18/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 25 comments

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Someone tell the business sector, Kiwis like this Government

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 29 comments

A recent survey conducted by IPSOS shows New Zealanders are feeling more positive about the Labour-NZ First coalition government than they were the previous one.

Open Mike 18/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 142 comments

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Help identify a spy – who is Laurie Moore?

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 30 comments

Yesterday, a piece by Stuff Circuit questioned whether an activist by the name of Laurie Moore was in fact a spy for the New Zealand Police or Thompson & Clark back in 2003. New Zealand is a really small place, and we figure that someone must be able to identify this man. Please share these photos far and wide and appeal to all your networks to identify this man.

Beyond Left and Right?

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 78 comments

Does an understanding of class politics define being left? And if we’re not reading books by Marx and Lenin any more, will the revolution be digitalised?

Daily Review 17/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 62 comments

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Police spying must be investigated

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 14 comments

Amnesty International is calling for an inquiry into the actions of Thompson and Clark to be expanded to include their involvement in police activities.

Simon says the weirdest things – Ardern is apparently like Trump

Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 17th, 2018 - 42 comments

Simon Bridges has caused jaws to drop everywhere by comparing Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump.

Open Mike 17/09/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 17th, 2018 - 193 comments

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The Government’s plan for a modern and prosperous New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 2:36 pm, September 16th, 2018 - 130 comments

Text of Jacinda Ardern’s major speech delivered today.

We are failing kids from poor families

Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, September 16th, 2018 - 77 comments

Kirsty Johnston has produced an in-depth analysis of the current rate of young people from poor backgrounds entering professional ranks.  And the news is not good.

Prime Minister Ardern’s Coalition Reset Speech

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, September 16th, 2018 - 132 comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to give a big speech today.  I’m hoping for something that gives some kind of plan, common purpose, and sense of direction.

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