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Open Mike 26/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2017 - 104 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 25/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 25th, 2017 - 111 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 …

No Right Turn: The only way is Winston

Written By: - Date published: 4:02 pm, September 25th, 2017 - 45 comments

“Its not going to be a comfortable term. But it will probably be an exciting one.”

Open Mike 25/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2017 - 190 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Open Mike 24/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 24th, 2017 - 69 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Election night 2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 23rd, 2017 - 419 comments

Election night post for discussion. Updates during the evening.

Open Mike 23/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 23rd, 2017 - 289 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike … Election day rules apply

Westie style campaigning

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 5 comments

From the legendary Matafai family and West Auckland Labour how campaigning really should be done …

Daily Review 22/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 43 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 …

Darren Watson has a message for Epsom Greens and Reds

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 11 comments

You just have to hold your nose and electorate vote Goldsmith …

Open Mike 22/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 22nd, 2017 - 133 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Dame Anne Salmond’s final, brief election thought

Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 39 comments

Salmond “Jacindamania isn’t about personality at all – it’s a collective sigh of relief that we might finally have a kind of leadership that reflects our core values as New Zealanders.”

Open Mike 21/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 21st, 2017 - 210 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 20/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 20th, 2017 - 256 comments

Daily review is also your post.  

Also for discussion of tonight’s poll and the last Ardern English debate on TVNZ 1 at 7pm.

Open Mike 20/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 20th, 2017 - 164 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

The Climate Debate Tues 7pm

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 18 comments

Event at Auckland Uni and live streamed, the major political parties debate the climate with Rod Oram as MC.

Daily Review 19/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 124 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 you should vote – from a White Man Behind a Desk

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, September 19th, 2017 - 4 comments

It’s the kind of video that makes you go “what the fuck man. with one (1) eight minute video you convinced half of my “it’s my right to not vote and i hate politicians so Fuck Elections” friends to vote. i’ve been trying for weeks, and you put up a singular video on it and they’re persuaded.”

Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, September 19th, 2017 - 33 comments

Gordon Campbell sets out ten reasons not to vote National. Well referenced and compelling. Standardistas may wish to add their own entries to the list.

“The Green Party is committed to reforming renting so that every house is a home”

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, September 19th, 2017 - 29 comments

People who rent should have security so they can put down roots and benefit from being able to participate in their community.

Open Mike 19/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 19th, 2017 - 185 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 18/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 39 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 …

Greens: Fuel pipeline debacle puts environment at risk

Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 25 comments

Despite assurances from industry and council, there are still unanswered questions about the environmental impact at the Ruakaka oil leak.

Open Mike 18/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 18th, 2017 - 150 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Electoral Commission Undermining of Māori Rights

Written By: - Date published: 5:21 pm, September 17th, 2017 - 40 comments

Another election and another set of problems with the Crown’s running of the electoral process for Māori.

Oram on Nats’ poor record and why we should vote for change

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, September 17th, 2017 - 89 comments

Rod Oram at Newsroom: “More of the same won’t deliver for New Zealand. Hopefully, new leaders and policies will.”

What vote will deliver the change we need…?

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, September 17th, 2017 - 149 comments

Dave Kennedy outlines the importance of party voting Green to ensure Labour has a strong progressive coalition partner in the next government.

National pushing through with secret TPP talks before the election

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 17th, 2017 - 23 comments

“This continues National’s desperation to see a TPPA at any cost”

Open Mike 17/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 17th, 2017 - 207 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

van Beynen on the changing of the guard

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, September 16th, 2017 - 6 comments

Martin van Beynen has been touring the country: “I think Jacinda Ardern is going to win the election or at least get more of the party vote than National. And even if I am wrong about that, the ground has still shifted and what she represents is in the ascendant. If not this time, it will be the next.”

Ardern: Setting the record straight

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, September 16th, 2017 - 38 comments

Watch Jacinda Ardern on the Nats’ nasty negative campaign – and the huge problems for New Zealand that they want to distract you from.

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