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Open mike 30/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 30th, 2020 - 8 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 29/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 29th, 2020 - 26 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 …

Open mike 29/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 29th, 2020 - 24 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 28/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 28th, 2020 - 29 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 …

Open mike 28/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2020 - 59 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 27/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2020 - 13 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 …

Open mike 27/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 27th, 2020 - 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 …

Open mike 26/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2020 - 156 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 25/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2020 - 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 …

Open mike 24/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2020 - 126 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 23/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 23rd, 2020 - 20 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 …

The Trump Biden debate

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, October 23rd, 2020 - 21 comments

Discussion post for this afternoon’s live US Presidential debate.

Open mike 23/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2020 - 28 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 22/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 22nd, 2020 - 16 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 …

Open mike 22/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2020 - 60 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 21/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 21st, 2020 - 52 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 …

Open mike 21/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 21st, 2020 - 83 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 20/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 20th, 2020 - 29 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 …

Open mike 20/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 20th, 2020 - 102 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 19/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 19th, 2020 - 21 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 …

Open mike 19/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 19th, 2020 - 147 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 18/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 18th, 2020 - 66 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 2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 pm, October 17th, 2020 - 190 comments

A post for election night discussion on the Standard (and links for where to watch).

Natwatch election night post

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 pm, October 17th, 2020 - 19 comments

This has been an incredible year for the National Party. Will it implode publicly tonight with a series of attacks on the leadership and campaign by disgruntled MPs or will Judith perform better than expected and minimise the carnage. This post is to follow National’s leadership and MP response to election night results. Stay tuned […]

Key electorates 2020

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, October 17th, 2020 - 20 comments

Discussion for key electorates.

Open mike 17/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 am, October 17th, 2020 - 166 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 16/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 16th, 2020 - 35 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 …

Open mike 16/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 16th, 2020 - 132 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 …

Latest Colmar Brunton – Labour Greens ascendant

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, October 15th, 2020 - 62 comments

Labour is coming off strastopheric polling but the Greens are looking safer.  And National is still on the decline.  

Daily review 15/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 15th, 2020 - 52 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 …

Legalise it! The Socialist case for Cannabis reform

Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, October 15th, 2020 - 18 comments

Maria Hoyle of Socialist Aotearoa argues that from a socialist perspective the legalisation of the possession of cannabis should occur.

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