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Archive for January, 2019

Daily Review 31/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 31st, 2019 - 37 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 …

Fair Pay Agreements

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, January 31st, 2019 - 36 comments

The Working Group on Wage Bargaining reform has reported back. Good news for the working poor, bad news for the filthy rich.

Show us the money Simon

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, January 31st, 2019 - 82 comments

Hopefully the media will ask of National the tough questions, like how it is going to increase spending in critical areas, pay down debt and give us a tax cut at the same time.

Open Mike 31/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 31st, 2019 - 90 comments

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Daily Review 30/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 30th, 2019 - 37 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 …

A detailed analysis of Simon Bridges’ state of the nation speech

Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, January 30th, 2019 - 88 comments

As a public service the writers of the Standard provides you with this in depth analysis of the contents of Simon Bridges’ state of the nation speech delivered this afternoon.

The world cannot afford to have billionaires

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, January 30th, 2019 - 246 comments

American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that it is immoral to have a world that allows for billionaires. She may well be right.

Open Mike 30/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 30th, 2019 - 153 comments

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Daily Review 29/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 29th, 2019 - 69 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 …

Does the West Coast Regional Council Exist?

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, January 29th, 2019 - 48 comments

Does the West Coast Regional Council actually exist? Te Reo Putake’s submission on the Zero Carbon Bill says the science is unproven.

Open Mike 29/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 29th, 2019 - 161 comments

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Take the oil!

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 pm, January 28th, 2019 - 87 comments

Before he was elected President, Donald Trump’s approach to United States illegal attacks on Iraq and Libya was that their only mistake was that the US didn’t “take the oil.” After becoming President, his approach to oil-rich Venezuela was “can’t we just invade them?”

Update: John Bolton confirms its about the oil.

I’m so tired of you America

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, January 28th, 2019 - 61 comments

Every day it’s getting harder to even wake up and hear of the latest outrage to political decency in the United States.

The Blue Green oxymoron

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, January 28th, 2019 - 252 comments

National appears to be well advanced in the formation of a new puppet party, one with an environmental theme that will present a challenge to the Green Party.

The Power of Anger

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, January 28th, 2019 - 75 comments

Anger can be a great catalyst for change if used wisely.

Open Mike 28/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 28th, 2019 - 87 comments

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About that $100,000 National Party donation

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, January 27th, 2019 - 88 comments

Fran O’Sullivan has correctly stated that the investigation of the $100,000 donation made to the National Party that was partitioned to hide it should be of much greater concern to the New Zealand Police than Sarah Dowie’s texts.

Roastbusters redux

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, January 27th, 2019 - 92 comments

One of the Roastbusters this week has talked publicly about what happened in an apparent attempt to start a music career. And John Tamihere has started his Mayoral campaign having to answer questions about his attitude to what happened.

Open Mike 27/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, January 27th, 2019 - 85 comments

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How To Get There 27/1/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, January 27th, 2019 - 93 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.

Trump’s Worst Day

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, January 26th, 2019 - 141 comments

The Trump shutdown is over, as the doofus President waves the white flag. And in Florida, his trusted advisor Roger Stone is led away in handcuffs to face charges of lying to the Mueller enquiry. Good times, people, good times!

Open Mike 26/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 26th, 2019 - 134 comments

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Daily Review 25/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 25th, 2019 - 23 comments

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Herald names Dowie as the sender of that text to Jami-Lee Ross

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, January 25th, 2019 - 205 comments

Sarah Dowie has been identified as the MP under police investigation for sending the text to Jami-Lee Ross saying that he deserved to die.

Taxpayers Union receives funding from British American Tobacco

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, January 25th, 2019 - 39 comments

Sam Sachdeva at Newsroom has connfirmed that the Taxpayer’s Union (*not a real union) has received funding from British American Tobacco.

Open Mike 25/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 25th, 2019 - 110 comments

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Daily Review 24/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 24th, 2019 - 68 comments

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Stuff is now an official mouthpiece of the National Party

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, January 24th, 2019 - 47 comments

Mark Mitchell is an early contender for most stupid utterance by a politician this year. And Stuff has packaged up his utterance and uncritically made it a headline.

Venezuela Coup

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, January 24th, 2019 - 280 comments

A coup attempt is underway in Venezuala. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim President. There is no immediate response from President Nicholas Maduro, who appears to still retain the support of the military.

That federation campaign

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, January 24th, 2019 - 110 comments

There’s an ad campaign that says “New Zealand is doing Australia better than Australia is”, and recommends federation of New Zealand with Australia and Jacinda being the first Prime Minister. Maybe it’s time.

Open Mike 24/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 24th, 2019 - 125 comments

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