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Archive for June, 2019

Folau’s rights to free speech are not being attacked

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, June 30th, 2019 - 240 comments

Israel Folau’s difficulties are not examples of an attack on free speech or religious beliefs.

Open mike 30/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 30th, 2019 - 41 comments

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How To Get There 30/6/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 30th, 2019 - 66 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 29/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 29th, 2019 - 105 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 28/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 28th, 2019 - 13 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 …

National offers to help with housing crisis

Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, June 28th, 2019 - 105 comments

On behalf of the National Party Judith Collins has offered to help Labour deal with the housing crisis, the one that National is responsible for.

What happened to one person one vote?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 28th, 2019 - 34 comments

Did you know that under our local electoral system some people get more than one vote?

Open mike 28/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 28th, 2019 - 92 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 27/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 27th, 2019 - 7 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 …

Labour’s cautious cabinet reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, June 27th, 2019 - 120 comments

The results of Labour’s cabinet reshuffle have been announced.

Open mike 27/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 27th, 2019 - 108 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily review 26/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 26th, 2019 - 21 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 …

National’s reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, June 26th, 2019 - 61 comments

Simon Bridges had the chance to show leadership yesterday, cement his leadership of the National caucus, reward on talent and hard work and seek to unite a caucus that clearly has a few problems. How did he do?

100% carbon free power generation?

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 26th, 2019 - 77 comments

The Interim Climate Change Commission has come out saying that making our electricity generation 100% renewable would be really expensive and that that expense would land on the poor of New Zealand. But the Government has already indicated it could be flexible on the target. ICCC should be helping us plan, not throwing road blocks in the way.

Open mike 26/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 26th, 2019 - 129 comments

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Daily review 24/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:16 pm, June 25th, 2019 - 26 comments

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Like nats leaving a sinking ship

Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, June 25th, 2019 - 65 comments

Amy Adams and Alistair Scott have announced their retirement from politics at the next election.

Regulating Bankers

Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, June 25th, 2019 - 76 comments

Grant Robertson gets occasional criticism from the left but it is hard to fault him for his timing or his delivery in seeking to strengthen banking sector oversight.

Open mike 25/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 25th, 2019 - 201 comments

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Daily review 24/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 24th, 2019 - 29 comments

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The strange case of the missing Oregon Republican State senators

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, June 24th, 2019 - 67 comments

Republican State Senators in the state of Oregon have headed for the hills and are being protected by a local nut job militia in an effort to thwart the democratically elected majority from doing passing a law to address climate change.

Open mike 24/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 24th, 2019 - 226 comments

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Right wing loses it after Prime Minister makes a cake

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 57 comments

In a week where Donald Trump almost starts war against Iran, gets accused again of sexual assault, and has his ICE staff deny toothpaste, soap and blankets to kids in detention and Boris Johnson gets accused of domestic violence the local right loose it when Jacinda Ardern makes a cake.

What happened to Hisco?

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 75 comments

Stuff has published details of a sweetheart deal where David Hisco bought the ANZ owned property they were living in for a greatly reduced price. But was this good investigative work or a leak from within ANZ?

How To Get There 23/6/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 51 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 23/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 23rd, 2019 - 118 comments

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National is pinning 2020 success on someone who is not in Parliament

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, June 22nd, 2019 - 135 comments

An expensive advertising campaign suggesting that Christopher Luxon could be the next Prime Minister after the 2020 election has appeared.

Open mike 22/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 22nd, 2019 - 226 comments

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Daily review 21/06/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, June 21st, 2019 - 61 comments

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Results matter

Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, June 21st, 2019 - 29 comments

Everyone knows that getting employers to increase rates of pay and improve conditions of work takes real pressure and the only real way working people can exert pressure, in the unbalanced relationship that exists between individual employees and employers, is by acting together; collectively. And that’s what we’ve been doing week in, week out and getting real results.

National is really worried that people may vote

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, June 21st, 2019 - 95 comments

Nick Smith has complained that making it easier for people to vote by allowing them to enrol on election day will disadvantage the National Party.

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