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Archive for July, 2022

Open mike 31/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 31st, 2022 - 13 comments

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Open mike 30/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 30th, 2022 - 165 comments

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Daily review 29/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 29th, 2022 - 31 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 …

Why is the UK’s only youth gender identity clinic closing, and what does this mean for New Zealand?

Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, July 29th, 2022 - 76 comments

The NHS is shutting down its gender identity clinic for children after a damning review found that it failed vulnerable under-18s.

Emeritus Professor Jane Kelsey Valedictory Lecture

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, July 29th, 2022 - 12 comments

Academic activism and speaking truth to power.

Open mike 29/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 29th, 2022 - 89 comments

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Daily review 28/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 28th, 2022 - 18 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 …

Best yet in National Party splatter series in production

Written By: - Date published: 1:31 pm, July 28th, 2022 - 46 comments

The kicker in Andrea Vance’s Blue Blood, her insider’s view of the splatter-movie that has been the National Party since John Key stepped down, is that the best yet is in production. She chronicles treachery that has become the modus operandi of the vacuous vipers inhabiting the caucus. Details of the dirty work induce you to turn the page for more. It doesn’t look like Luxon is the redeemer.

Ardern’s Leadership Generates Pacific Results

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, July 28th, 2022 - 9 comments

New Zealand has been overdue to show strong results in the Pacific Islands. Not a moment too soon, this is what Prime Minister Ardern delivered.

Open mike 28/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 28th, 2022 - 122 comments

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Daily review 27/07/2022

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

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Luxon goes to Te Puke Hawaii

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 27th, 2022 - 58 comments

The question of what has happened to Christopher Luxon was answered yesterday in a shambolic messy way that must have National operatives in despair.

Act on climate

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, July 27th, 2022 - 27 comments

Everything we do matters. Stories of hope and renewal.

Open mike 27/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 27th, 2022 - 103 comments

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Daily review 26/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 26th, 2022 - 16 comments

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Really bad takes on the Green’s leadership issue

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, July 26th, 2022 - 60 comments

There have been some spectacularly bad takes on Green Party leadership issues by voices on the right and academia which were all shown to be spectacularly wrong after Chloe Swarbrick announced that she was not seeking the Green Party leadership.

Open mike 26/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 26th, 2022 - 86 comments

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Daily review 25/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 25th, 2022 - 16 comments

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The inside story of National’s civil war

Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, July 25th, 2022 - 16 comments

Andrea Vance’s book Blood Bath provides an insider’s view of the carnage that erupted in the National Party from 2017 to 2021.  And while things have calmed down under Christopher Luxon’s his weaknesses, including his glossing over the importance of policy detail and his tendency to bag businesses has been noted.

Open mike 25/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, July 25th, 2022 - 38 comments

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James Shaw and the Green Party co-leadership

Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, July 24th, 2022 - 189 comments

The tension in the Green Party is between pragmatism and the need for urgent system change.

For the public, there’s no need to panic. Dissent is valuable and healthy in politics. It sits alongside trusting that the Greens know how to manage their internal processes even if the public at large doesn’t understand them well.

 

Brian Tamaki really annoys Auckland by adding to traffic congestion

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, July 24th, 2022 - 53 comments

Brian Tamaki and Vision New Zealand supporters sought to improve levels of support by causing significant congestion in Auckland city yesterday.

Open mike 24/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 24th, 2022 - 79 comments

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Open mike 23/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 23rd, 2022 - 184 comments

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Daily review 22/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 22nd, 2022 - 5 comments

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Book Review: David Holmgren’s ‘RetroSuburbia’

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, July 22nd, 2022 - 93 comments

The ‘what if?’ at the heart of RetroSuburbia is “what if our suburbs were reimagined and repurposed to be sustainable, productive and vibrant?” Good question. – Rob Hopkins

Open mike 22/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 22nd, 2022 - 133 comments

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Daily review 21/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 21st, 2022 - 8 comments

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Unthinkable Renationalisation

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, July 21st, 2022 - 57 comments

Europe is leading the global fight against climate change by rapidly shifting away from fossil fuels. This now includes fully renationalising energy companies and forced decreases in gas use. What could New Zealand learn?

Open mike 21/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 21st, 2022 - 39 comments

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Daily review 20/07/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 20th, 2022 - 45 comments

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