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Archive for April, 2021

Daily review 30/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 30th, 2021 - 11 comments

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The Most Blacks

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, April 30th, 2021 - 45 comments

The New Zealand Rugby Union is currently in the process of selling its soul to the devil, in this case a private equity firm called Silver Lake.  This made me reflect on what the NZRU is selling.

Open mike 30/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 30th, 2021 - 89 comments

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Daily review 29/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 29th, 2021 - 10 comments

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National’s election review leaked

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, April 29th, 2021 - 20 comments

It was only a matter of time.  Tova O’Brien at Newshub has been leaked a copy of the abridged version of the National Party election review.  

Open mike 29/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 29th, 2021 - 65 comments

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Daily review 28/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 28th, 2021 - 10 comments

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Australia is picking a fight with China

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, April 28th, 2021 - 53 comments

I am pleased that Nanaia Mahuta and the Government have distanced ourselves from joining in with five eyes attacks on China.  Because when you look at that aggressive rhetoric that is emanating from Australia you have to be worried.

Open mike 28/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 28th, 2021 - 46 comments

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Daily review 27/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 27th, 2021 - 3 comments

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Boris Johnson’s and Dominic Cummings’ very public fallout

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, April 27th, 2021 - 17 comments

Over in the UK Boris Johnson and his former chief advisor Dominic Cummings have had a very public fallout.  And ever since it happened there have been very public leaks of damaging information which incredibly have not as yet damaged the Conservative Party’s standing.

Climate change. It’s still happening.

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, April 27th, 2021 - 35 comments

This is tough information to take in. I feel better when I try to take action to support the Climate Justice Movement which has known for decades that capitalism must be transformed and replaced for decent survival. Individual-collective action is possible. Keep going. – @climateben

Open mike 27/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 27th, 2021 - 165 comments

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Open mike 26/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 26th, 2021 - 120 comments

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Open mike 25/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2021 - 43 comments

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The five eyes beat up

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, April 24th, 2021 - 33 comments

There has been a conservative sourced beat up of Aotearoa New Zealand for not using an intelligence gathering treaty grouping to publicly attack China.

Biden is serious about climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, April 24th, 2021 - 70 comments

One of the many regretful aspects of the Trump presidency was the United States open hostility to doing anything about climate change. It looks like Joe Biden will do his best to make up for lost time.

Open mike 24/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 24th, 2021 - 90 comments

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Daily review 23/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 23rd, 2021 - 2 comments

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Too much too far?

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 23rd, 2021 - 97 comments

As we lead up to Budget 2021, there’s much more shape to the whole direction of this government.

Open mike 23/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 23rd, 2021 - 56 comments

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Daily review 22/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 22nd, 2021 - 7 comments

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National’s very bad day

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, April 22nd, 2021 - 86 comments

Yesterday was a day where National focussed on dog whistle racism, supported religious extremists and moaned about workers receiving a modest increase in the minimum wage.

Open mike 22/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 22nd, 2021 - 35 comments

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Daily review 21/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 21st, 2021 - 7 comments

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DHBs to go

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, April 21st, 2021 - 101 comments

Television New Zealand has reported that Andrew Little is to announce that district health boards are to go

Open mike 21/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 21st, 2021 - 56 comments

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Putting Five Eyes in its place

Written By: - Date published: 10:25 pm, April 20th, 2021 - 19 comments

Following her speech to the NZ China Council, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta wanted to be very clear that in speaking out about issues with other countries, New Zealand would not be doing it in concert with Five Eyes partners. She expressed a view that New Zealand did not agree with Five Eyes remit encroaching beyond intelligence, and that this had been communicated to Five Eyes partners. Good.

Daily review 20/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 20th, 2021 - 12 comments

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Its official – Transmission Gully is a fiasco

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, April 20th, 2021 - 19 comments

A damning report into National’s PPP contract for construction of Transmission Gully has concluded that the maximum price the government would pay was set too low, project bidders soon worked this out and that proposals were “value managed down” or made cheaper on designs and timelines that created risks that would eventually manifest themselves after procurement once construction commenced.

The European Super League – a proposal that has united Britain

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, April 20th, 2021 - 28 comments

There are few issues where UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former Labour Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn see eye to eye, yet this proposal has achieved just that. Rarer still to have the Second Heir to the Throne comment on such matters saying it would be “damaging.”

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