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Open mike 31/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 31st, 2021 - 56 comments

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Daily review 30/07/2021

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

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Nurses refuse pay offer

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 30th, 2021 - 28 comments

NZNO members who work in district health boards (DHBs) have voted by clear majority to reject the latest offer in their negotiations with the DHBs, saying it fails to address the chronic and systemic safe staffing issues in a way that would ensure and protect the future of the health system.

Open mike 30/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 30th, 2021 - 59 comments

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Are we really ready to escalate to war with China over Taiwan?

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 pm, July 29th, 2021 - 38 comments

“What will the role of New Zealand be should China invade Taiwan?” was by far the  most popular question for Jacinda Ardern after she spoke at a NZIIA seminar last week. Promising to be benign, Ardern said we are “very predictable,” cited alleged human rights abuses in Hong Kong, and went on to say we […]

Daily review 29/07/2021

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

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Citizenship is a human right

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, July 29th, 2021 - 81 comments

National has responded to the impending return to New Zealand of Suhayra Aden by hinting that they may follow Australia and breach human rights by bringing in laws allowing countries to arbitrarily remove rights of citizenship.

Open mike 29/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 29th, 2021 - 60 comments

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Daily review 28/07/2021

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

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“We have to talk about sex. It’s important”

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, July 28th, 2021 - 145 comments

British philosophy professor Kathleen Stock being interviewed by Redline’s Daphna Whitmore on gender critical feminism and the sex/gender wars. Also, why being able to debate matters.

Open mike 28/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 28th, 2021 - 105 comments

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Daily review 27/07/2021

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

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Letting private enterprise handle Covid quarantine is a really stupid idea

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, July 27th, 2021 - 31 comments

Leader of the Opposition David Seymour has proposed that private enterprise should provide quarantine services.  The recent experience of Melbourne where private security firms failed dramatically to properly managed quarantine facilities suggests that this is a really stupid idea.

Why aren’t Labour acting on the housing crisis?

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, July 27th, 2021 - 68 comments

Bernard Hickey calls Labour’s inaction a scandal, and it’s hard to disagree.

Open mike 27/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 27th, 2021 - 32 comments

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Daily review 26/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 26th, 2021 - 12 comments

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Why isn’t govt hitting utes much harder?

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, July 26th, 2021 - 51 comments

Aotearoa has been super sizing its vehicle fleet for over a decade and given Jacinda Ardern claim that Climate Change as her generation’s nuclear-free moment, why is her government not smacking ute owners and other gas guzzlers much harder than the just the feebate? Large vehicles increase climate change and wild weather. Fringe Benefit tax is payable on them and usually not collected. Plus they are deadly dangerous to pedestrians and other vehicles.

Our modern Olympics

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, July 26th, 2021 - 7 comments

The Olympics is an opera that runs on one orchestrated symbol after another, and this Tokyo Olympics is a superabundant tragedy.

Open mike 26/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 26th, 2021 - 42 comments

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The many and varied takes of Des Gorman on covid

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, July 25th, 2021 - 32 comments

A review of Des Gorman’s comments about Covid over the last 15 months, pretty well all of which have been negative, makes you wonder how it is possible that we have been able to maintain an effective Covid free status in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Open mike 25/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 25th, 2021 - 157 comments

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What If Boris Is Right?

Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, July 24th, 2021 - 80 comments

Now that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “opened up” the United Kingdom from many of the Covid19 strictures that it had undergone, there is a lot at stake to his reputation and indeed to the lives and livelihoods of its citizens.

The bubble pops

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, July 24th, 2021 - 32 comments

The appearance of community spread Delta variant Covid in Australia has caused New Zealand to suspend the trans Tasman travel bubble.

Open mike 24/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 24th, 2021 - 102 comments

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Daily review 23/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 23rd, 2021 - 9 comments

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Greens: a Warrant of Fitness for rental homes

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, July 23rd, 2021 - 118 comments

People who rent their home shouldn’t have to get sick or complain before the safety of their home is tested and guaranteed.

 

Open mike 23/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 23rd, 2021 - 113 comments

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Daily review 22/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 22nd, 2021 - 16 comments

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Keep the faith, deep greenies

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 22nd, 2021 - 75 comments

For those that understand the cyclical, interconnected nature of reality and why growth is inherently limited in the physical world, kia kaha, we’re making headway.

Act likes some rights but not others

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, July 22nd, 2021 - 37 comments

Following on from its campaign to protect freedom of expression Act has come out with policy on gangs which if enacted would involve some pretty egregious attacks on freedom of association and movement and due process.

Open mike 22/07/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 22nd, 2021 - 159 comments

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