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Trumpcare down in flames

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, March 25th, 2017 - 28 comments

Good news (for those following the tragedy that is American politics).

Open Mike 25/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 25th, 2017 - 88 comments

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

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Daily Review 24/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 pm, March 24th, 2017 - 5 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 …

Labour Green fiscal framework

Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, March 24th, 2017 - 91 comments

As widely reported this morning, Labour and the Greens have set out an agreed fiscal framework. Smart politics.

Open Mike 24/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 24th, 2017 - 107 comments

Open mike is your post.

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Daily Review 23/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 23rd, 2017 - 24 comments

Photo (c) Glenn Jeffrey  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 …

London attack

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, March 23rd, 2017 - 92 comments

A person has carried out an attack on Parliament in London. Guardian: “Four people have died, including a police officer and one man believed to be the attacker, police said.”

A tale of two valedictory speeches

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, March 23rd, 2017 - 31 comments

Compare and contrast Helen Clark’s and John Key’s valedictory speeches.

Open Mike 23/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 23rd, 2017 - 52 comments

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

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Daily review 22/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 22nd, 2017 - 11 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 …

Greenpeace protesting oil conference in New Plymouth

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments

Greenpeace protestors are blockading an oil conference in New Plymouth. “If we’re to have a future, oil can have no future.”

Hit and Run

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 56 comments

The book’s synopsis, background, and Q and A from Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

Open Mike 22/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 22 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 21/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 33 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 …

Nicky Hager’s book launch

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 137 comments

A post to allow discussion on Nicky Hager’s book launch scheduled for 5 pm today.

People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 5 comments

Is having a strong, independent media an essential part of a functioning democracy? What is the role of the ‘Fourth Estate’ in today’s world? Are the media doing a good job of keeping citizens informed?
People’s Commission has its final workshops in Auckland, and how to submit online

Labour’s Māori electorate MPs will not be on the list

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 58 comments

In breaking news, Labour’s Māori electorate MPs to stand as electorate candidates only (not on the list).

OECD: NZ growth model reaching its environmental limits

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 40 comments

New Zealand is about to reach the limits of growth.

Living Economies Expo

Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, March 21st, 2017 - 2 comments

“Imagine a country which respects the living planet; whose people enjoy fair land tenure, good housing, good health, wholesome food, a rewarding livelihood, free education, a compassionate justice system, and an adequate income: a country with an inclusive democracy grounded in vibrant communities.”

Open Mike 21/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 21st, 2017 - 17 comments

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

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 20/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 38 comments

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NRT: “Too hard”

Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 53 comments

No Right Turn: “The real barrier to National … acting on this is because that “no-one owns water, first come, first served” policy disproportionately benefits one group and allows them to profiteer from a public resource while destroying its value to others. That group is farmers – and they donate to the National Party.”

Open Mike 20/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 20th, 2017 - 50 comments

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Sunday Book Club

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, March 19th, 2017 - 31 comments

What if our production methods were designed to produce health, beauty,  and permanence?

Open Mike 19/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 19th, 2017 - 84 comments

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Found art

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 pm, March 18th, 2017 - 9 comments

The Winston Peters take on it:

“Come on. Tell us something we don’t know”

Yes indeed.

What’s going on at the BBC?

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 7 comments

And now for something completely different.

Open Mike 18/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 76 comments

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Daily Review 17/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 17th, 2017 - 28 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 …

TS Book Club this Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, March 17th, 2017 - No comments

We will be discussing Small is Beautiful – Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher.

Open Mike 17/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 17th, 2017 - 58 comments

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

Step up to the mike …

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