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Archive for May, 2022

Daily review 31/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 31st, 2022 - 16 comments

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National’s policies don’t add up

Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, May 31st, 2022 - 48 comments

In 21 tweets Clint Smith has set out why National’s tax cut policies and its rhetoric are absurd and how the media is doing us a disservice by not asking the hard questions like what will be cut and how the promised tax cuts will be paid for.

Open mike 31/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 31st, 2022 - 148 comments

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Daily review 30/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 30th, 2022 - 58 comments

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When Dumb Corporates Kill Thousands. Here.

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, May 30th, 2022 - 4 comments

New Zealand King Salmon has revealed that 42% of their salmon in warm water areas for the year ending January 2022 were just dead and chucked away. Salmon towed to cooler water had a lower rate of 37%. As SAFE points out if this had happened to a beef or dairy farmer they would be […]

Greenpeace: New research finds dairy industry making Canterbury water “undrinkable”

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 30th, 2022 - 35 comments

“There isn’t enough water falling from the sky or pouring down Canterbury’s rivers to actually dilute the nitrate contamination produced by thousands of tonnes of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and over a million dairy cows across the plains,” – Mike Joy

Open mike 30/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 30th, 2022 - 105 comments

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The problem with keyboard warriors and media commentators

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, May 29th, 2022 - 178 comments

Internationally Jacinda Ardern’s speech to the Harvard graduating class has been very well received.  But locally not so much.

Open mike 29/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 29th, 2022 - 51 comments

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Open mike 28/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 28th, 2022 - 77 comments

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Daily review 27/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 27th, 2022 - 28 comments

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Jacinda Ardern’s Harvard University Commencement speech

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, May 27th, 2022 - 51 comments

Video and transcript of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s speech at Harvard.

Top Gun

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, May 27th, 2022 - 23 comments

The new version of Top Gun out now is sure to give rise to little think-pieces about how comparable the situation in the Ukraine is or is not to Desert Storm in Iraq or any other US-military led war. Or isn’t.

Open mike 27/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 27th, 2022 - 96 comments

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Daily review 26/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 26th, 2022 - 27 comments

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How Russia Loses

Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, May 26th, 2022 - 90 comments

Even after just four months it is time count what Russia has lost and will continue to lose.

If not now then when?

Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, May 26th, 2022 - 47 comments

Yet another school shooting has occurred this time in Texas with 19 children and two teachers shot.  And this weekend the NRA is holding its annual Convention in Texas and Donald Trump is one of the guest speakers.

Open mike 26/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 26th, 2022 - 102 comments

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Daily review 25/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 25th, 2022 - 8 comments

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Wood announces boost to Coastal shipping

Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, May 25th, 2022 - 36 comments

Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced funding to increase coastal shipping services in New Zealand in a move that will decrease highway congestion, reduce wear and tear on roads, improve employment, support regional development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Why Is New Zealand So Strong?

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 25th, 2022 - 36 comments

As New Zealand signs up to another alliance to shore up our economic security in the face of fast retreats in economic globalisation, it’s worth taking stock of why New Zealand’s economy is so strong.

Open mike 25/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 25th, 2022 - 123 comments

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Daily review 24/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 24th, 2022 - 26 comments

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Open mike 24/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 24th, 2022 - 110 comments

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Daily review 23/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 23rd, 2022 - 17 comments

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How to get the progressive government we want

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, May 23rd, 2022 - 95 comments

What if instead of waiting for a new left wing party to arise, the left worked with the three progressive parties we already have in parliament?

Open mike 23/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 23rd, 2022 - 49 comments

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Open mike 22/05/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 22nd, 2022 - 71 comments

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The Australian Election

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 pm, May 21st, 2022 - 66 comments

Post for people to comment on developing news about the Australian election.

The terrorist ‘heroes’ of Mariupol

Written By: - Date published: 4:44 pm, May 21st, 2022 - 128 comments

The mass surrender of over 2000 members of  the extreme nationalist AZOV battalion in Mariupol is a major win in the fight against global race-based terrorism.  These extreme nationalists share the same ideology as the Christchurch and Buffalo assassins. Efforts to combat extremism have focused on the influence of social media on individuals. Insufficient attention is paid to organising centres such as AZOV.

The time that Roger Douglas was right

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, May 21st, 2022 - 39 comments

Roger Douglas may have caused New Zealand a lot of harm through his policies and actions but there was one occasion where if a policy he had helped to introduce had been retained New Zealand would be a much better place.

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