Archive for June, 2022

Daily review 09/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 9th, 2022 - 22 comments

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Open mike 09/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 9th, 2022 - 208 comments

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Daily review 08/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 8th, 2022 - 21 comments

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National needs better lawyers

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, June 8th, 2022 - 68 comments

Christopher Luxon this morning called for the police getting warrantless search powers for arms.  But the law already allows for warrantless searches where Arms Act violations are suspected.

Open mike 08/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 8th, 2022 - 203 comments

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Daily review 07/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 7th, 2022 - 24 comments

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parts per million

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, June 7th, 2022 - 10 comments

Prince Louis and the perfect tweet.

Is Boris gone?

Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, June 7th, 2022 - 17 comments

Reports from the UK suggest that Boris Johnson’s reign as Prime Minister may be over because it appears sufficient conservative MPs have a sufficient sense of morality to be outraged about Boris’s Covid lockdown busting ways.

Update:  he survived but over 40% of Conservative MPs voted to remove him.

Open mike 07/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 7th, 2022 - 110 comments

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Open mike 06/06/2022

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

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China and the Pacific

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, June 5th, 2022 - 223 comments

National and it allies have this week attacked Nanaia Mahuta for not responding to China’s forays in the Pacific.  But they do not appreciate the quiet diplomatic work that Labour MPs have been doing in the background or the reasons why the Pacific rejected having a joint security arrangement with China.

Open mike 05/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 5th, 2022 - 36 comments

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Open mike 04/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 4th, 2022 - 138 comments

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Daily review 03/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 3rd, 2022 - 16 comments

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Open mike 03/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 3rd, 2022 - 87 comments

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Daily review 02/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 2nd, 2022 - 87 comments

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Climate politics

Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, June 2nd, 2022 - 5 comments

Quick quiz on which New Zealand politicians led well on climate action in the past 15 years. Which New Zealand town is in a climate emergency today? And how our focus and voting matters if we want to avert climate disaster.

Ardern is apparently to blame for National having racist supporters

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, June 2nd, 2022 - 273 comments

Yesterday on Morning Report Chris Luxon pivoted from a question about National supporters expressing distaste for Te Ao Maori to blaming Jacinda Ardern for not burning up political capital on co governance.

Open mike 02/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 2nd, 2022 - 139 comments

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Daily review 01/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 1st, 2022 - 12 comments

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Open mike 01/06/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 1st, 2022 - 96 comments

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