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Open Mike 09/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 9th, 2017 - 132 comments

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Open Mike 08/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 8th, 2017 - 119 comments

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Open Mike 07/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 7th, 2017 - 84 comments

Open mike is your post.

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

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Weekend social 06/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 2:11 pm, October 6th, 2017 - 50 comments

Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

If it’s not gay, it’s not gay

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, October 6th, 2017 - 10 comments

The Rainbow Youth video that went viral.

Pike River families win a “political reality”

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 6th, 2017 - 90 comments

Among the biggest winners of the election will be the Pike River families. Labour and Greens support re-entry. Gower on National: “They will not go into Opposition over this… They will literally go back on everything they’ve said in order to get Winston into power.”

Open Mike 06/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 6th, 2017 - 58 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 05/10/2017

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

Preliminary talks underway

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, October 5th, 2017 - 166 comments

Preliminary talks between NZF and National have concluded, talks between NZF and Labour are due this afternoon. (Image from Vernon Small)

Open Mike 05/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 5th, 2017 - 76 comments

Open mike is your post.

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Daily Review 04/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, October 4th, 2017 - 44 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 …

WINZ: where hope and dignity go to die

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 4th, 2017 - 66 comments

“It is not okay that nearly everyone I have advocated for at WINZ, has broken down in tears during appointments and have often been close to a panic attack. Most people I advocate for at WINZ unanimously tell me it is a humiliating and utterly defeating experience.” – political writer and community activist Chloe King.

Open Mike 04/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 4th, 2017 - 145 comments

Open mike is your post.

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

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Daily Review 03/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 3rd, 2017 - 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 …

Electoral Commission refers Sean Plunket’s tweets to the police

Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, October 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments

The Opportunities Party’s election campaign Communications Director and recent appointee to the Broadcasting Standards Authority has had their election day tweets referred to the police.

Open Mike 03/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 3rd, 2017 - 53 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 02/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 2nd, 2017 - 40 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 02/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 2nd, 2017 - 87 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 01/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 1st, 2017 - 72 comments

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On that stupid coalition deal…

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 30th, 2017 - 101 comments

A possible National/Green coalition deal? Matthew Whitehead discusses why and why not from a Green perspective.

Open Mike 30/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 30th, 2017 - 85 comments

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Weekend social 29/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, September 29th, 2017 - 53 comments

It’s been a long election and we’re currently in political limbo. Writers are taking it easy. Time to revive weekend social? This post is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Open Mike 29/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 29th, 2017 - 113 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 28/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2017 - 129 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 28/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 28th, 2017 - 124 comments

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Daily Review 27/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2017 - 37 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 27/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 27th, 2017 - 110 comments

Open mike is your post.

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

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Daily Review 26/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2017 - 119 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 26/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2017 - 115 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 - 112 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.”

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