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Open Mike 18/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 18th, 2017 - 72 comments

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Open Mike 17/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 17th, 2017 - 49 comments

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Helen Clark farewelled by UN

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, April 16th, 2017 - 17 comments


Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Higgins on National’s shit creek

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, April 16th, 2017 - 100 comments

Higgins: “Water quality should be a massive issue this election. Some friends, who are the kind of dyed-in-the-wool National supporters who call everyone else a loony leftie, now say water quality will guide their vote and it can’t possibly go to National.”…

Open Mike 16/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 16th, 2017 - 63 comments

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Open Mike 15/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 15th, 2017 - 112 comments

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Monbiot on the embedded economy

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, April 14th, 2017 - 10 comments

A model for a sustainable economy. Something to ponder on a wet holiday weekend.

RNZ: The 9th floor – Moore

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, April 14th, 2017 - 45 comments

Guyon Espiner’s excellent RNZ series The 9th Floor, consists of interviews with five ex NZ PMs. Here’s Mike Moore.

Open Mike 14/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 14th, 2017 - 67 comments

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Daily Review 13/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:32 pm, April 13th, 2017 - 17 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 …

Help Scoop ‘Open the Election’ : The Open News Project

Written By: - Date published: 4:31 pm, April 13th, 2017 - 4 comments

Help Scoop supercharge our 2017 election journalism.

Help Scoop ‘open the election’

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, April 13th, 2017 - 9 comments

It is the last day of the Scoop fundraising project, and still some way to go to reach the goal. Help out if you can.

Open Mike 13/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 13th, 2017 - 36 comments

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Daily Review 12/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 42 comments

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Weather warnings – be prepared

Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 10 comments

Newshub: “MetService warns Cyclone Cook will be the worst to hit NZ since 1968, people advised to stock up on food and water”

Open Mike 12/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 12th, 2017 - 94 comments

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Daily Review 11/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 11th, 2017 - 8 comments

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Open Mike 11/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 11th, 2017 - 43 comments

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Daily Review 10/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 10th, 2017 - 9 comments

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Bugger.

Written By: - Date published: 1:55 pm, April 10th, 2017 - 45 comments

John Clarke has died.

Bid for Helen (for Women’s Refuge)

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, April 10th, 2017 - 5 comments

A rescued portrait of Helen Clark is raising money for Women’s Refuge via TradeMe.

Open Mike 10/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 10th, 2017 - 60 comments

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RNZ: The 9th floor – Palmer

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, April 9th, 2017 - 70 comments

On RNZ Guyon Espiner is running what will be a fascinating series, The 9th Floor, consisting of interviews with five ex NZ PMs. First up on Friday was Sir Geoffrey Palmer, “reflecting on the revolutionary fourth Labour government and his year as one of its three Prime Ministers”.

Open Mike 09/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 9th, 2017 - 110 comments

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Green Party criticises US strike on Syria

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, April 8th, 2017 - 140 comments

“We expect and deserve cooler heads than this from our global leaders.”

Open Mike 08/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 8th, 2017 - 36 comments

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Daily Review 07/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 7th, 2017 - 18 comments

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What is neoliberalism?

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, April 7th, 2017 - 45 comments

George Monbiot explains in 2 minutes.

 

 

Open Mike 07/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 7th, 2017 - 136 comments

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Daily Review 06/04/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 6th, 2017 - 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 …

Thoughts are with Edgecumbe

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, April 6th, 2017 - 43 comments


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