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Archive for December, 2018

Open mike 20/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 20th, 2018 - 194 comments

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New Zealand First or America First?

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 pm, December 19th, 2018 - 37 comments

In Washington last week Winston Peters urged America to involve itself more in the Pacific, in a speech the Prime Minister was apparently unaware of. Referring to Africa, John Bolton outlined what that involvement would mean – American interests first and only. Dangerous with the neocons in charge of the playpen.

 

Daily Review 19/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 19th, 2018 - 79 comments

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The Eminem decision and National’s electoral return

Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, December 19th, 2018 - 27 comments

The Court of Appeal has determined that National should pay Eminem $225,000 for use of his music. This may create rather large legal problems for them.

Review into Thompson and Clark finds widespread breaches of Citizens’ rights of privacy

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, December 19th, 2018 - 129 comments

A State Services Commission investigation review has released a damning report into the use of private investigator Thompson and Clark’s services by a number of Government agencies.

Open Mike 19/12/18

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 19th, 2018 - 207 comments

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Daily Review 18/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 18th, 2018 - 27 comments

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Court rules that Meat Workers donning & doffing is work and must be paid minimum wage

Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, December 18th, 2018 - 29 comments

In a landmark Employment Court decision yesterday, the requirement for meat workers to “don and doff” specialist hygiene and other equipment before and after their shifts, and before and after their rest breaks, including their unpaid meal breaks and in their own time has been deemed to be “work” and payable at the minimum wage. […]

Open mike 18/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 18th, 2018 - 93 comments

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Slavery Days

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, December 18th, 2018 - 62 comments

A Hawkes Bay man has been charged with slavery and human trafficking. Why are we surprised?

Unhappy Gilmore loses to well known Union Socialist lawyer

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 18th, 2018 - 22 comments

Former National MP and in his imagination potentially the next Prime Minister Aaron Gilmore has reached the headlines for not paying compensation to a former employee of his company as agreed and for describing her lawyer as a well known union socialist.

Daily Review 17/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 17th, 2018 - 38 comments

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COP24

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, December 17th, 2018 - 23 comments

Nearly 200 nations agreed to the accord in Poland over the weekend. And the goal is to seek to limit global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.

Open Mike 17/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 17th, 2018 - 147 comments

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You are stealing our future

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, December 16th, 2018 - 94 comments

In a powerful speech a young 15 year old woman from Sweden has told the world’s leaders why action against climate change is urgent and that if the political system is preventing the necessary action from being taken then it is time for system change.

How To Get There 16/12/18

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, December 16th, 2018 - 216 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

 

Open Mike 16/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 16th, 2018 - 86 comments

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The SPOTY’s 2018

Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, December 15th, 2018 - 39 comments

Here’s your chance to vote in the Standard’s Politician of The Year awards. The SPOTY’s are recognised worldwide as the leading indicator of political success in NZ and have been awarded annually for over two hundred years.

Now it’s your turn to prick the Thorndon Bubble, dear reader. Who’s your Politician of the Year?

Labour’s budget wellbeing objectives

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, December 15th, 2018 - 12 comments

The Government has announced that the next budget will include well being objectives as well as fiscal objectives.

Open Mike 15/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 15th, 2018 - 111 comments

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Daily Review 14/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 14th, 2018 - 46 comments

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Trump’s smocking gun

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, December 14th, 2018 - 82 comments

This week in America former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen admitted electoral finance violations by using campaign money to pay off two hookers to stop them going public during the last election campaign with news about Trump’s infidelity.  And Russian national Maria Butina was convicted of conspiring to infiltrate the NRA.

Open Mike 14/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 14th, 2018 - 142 comments

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A Right Shambles

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, December 13th, 2018 - 34 comments

With the UK Tories self imploding, the US President contemplating jail time, Angela Merkel moving on and the conservative parties on both sides of the Tasman looking increasingly irrelevant, what should the left do to fill the gap?

National’s Sroubek fizzle

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, December 13th, 2018 - 159 comments

National are trying to manufacture a conspiracy out of revelations that someone who knows Karel Sroubek and has met Jacinda Ardern sent her a text.

Open Mike 13/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 13th, 2018 - 163 comments

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Daily Review 12/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 12th, 2018 - 24 comments

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Let it Be

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, December 12th, 2018 - 56 comments

Letting fees are a thing of the past. Labour’s Phil Twyford has outlawed the practice of charging tenants an upfront fee for a non existent service. It’s about fairness and it’s about time.

US turnout – the single advantage of having a stupid elected monarch

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, December 12th, 2018 - 19 comments

The voter turnout in the US mid-terms was the highest that it has been in a hundred years. For the first time that I think Donald Trump, the elected monarch of the strangest “democracy” on the planet actually achieved more than boasting and meaningless hand-waving. Of course that appears to have been an unwelcome accident to him.

You’ve got to lively up yourself …

Written By: - Date published: 7:18 am, December 12th, 2018 - 44 comments

National have responded to the Government’s medicinal cannabis law by suggesting hordes of cancer sufferers will hang around schools smoking joints.

Open Mike 12/12/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:49 am, December 12th, 2018 - 209 comments

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