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Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, January 5th, 2017 - 31 comments

We’re taking some time out for the holidays. Hope you are able to do the same – enjoy! Open Mike will continue, but other posting will be low volume if at all.

Open Mike 05/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 5th, 2017 - 125 comments

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Open Mike 04/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 4th, 2017 - 195 comments

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The Briefing Papers: NZ’s time on the Security Council

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, January 3rd, 2017 - 9 comments

The Briefing Papers assesses NZ’s time at the UN Security Council, which came to an end on 31 December. Here are extracts from pieces by commentators Grant Duncan and Paul Buchanan.

Open Mike 03/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 3rd, 2017 - 161 comments

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Open Mike 02/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 102 comments

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Open Mike 01/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 1st, 2017 - 176 comments

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Voices of Aleppo.

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, December 31st, 2016 - 172 comments

Ordinary Syrian people on Aleppo.

The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2016

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 31st, 2016 - 8 comments

The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2016.

Open Mike 31/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 31st, 2016 - 107 comments

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Open Mike 30/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 30th, 2016 - 164 comments

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Open Mike 29/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 29th, 2016 - 146 comments

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Open Mike 28/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 28th, 2016 - 97 comments

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Open Mike 27/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 27th, 2016 - 93 comments

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Open Mike 26/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, December 26th, 2016 - 63 comments

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Open Mike 25/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 25th, 2016 - 23 comments

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Open Mike 24/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 24th, 2016 - 112 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, December 23rd, 2016 - 44 comments

Keep it seemly …

Briefing Papers: And so this is Christmas…

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 107 comments

Alicia Sudden reflects on Christmas at The Briefing Papers: “Yet this brief annual window excludes the elephant in the room: that this poverty is a consequence of our welfare system failing to provide the support it was intended to.”

Open Mike 23/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 73 comments

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Open Mike 22/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 22nd, 2016 - 146 comments

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Nats take a plunge on the Roy Morgan roundabout

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, December 21st, 2016 - 128 comments

The erratic Roy Morgan poll has swung around again, Nats down 4.5% to 45% and Labour/ Greens up up 5.5% to 43%. Worryingly for the B-team, government confidence fell a “whopping” 10 points.

Rudman on Nats’ total housing fail

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, December 21st, 2016 - 196 comments

Rudman: “The Prime Minister, in his role in charge of Housing New Zealand, and Smith have spectacularly failed to solve Auckland’s housing crisis over several years.”

Open Mike 21/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 21st, 2016 - 125 comments

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Donate to Auckland City Mission

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, December 20th, 2016 - 6 comments

Auckland City Mission is calling for donations to meet Christmas demand. You can donate here.

Open Mike 20/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 20th, 2016 - 137 comments

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Daily Review 19/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 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 …

Nats not contesting Mt Albert

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 120 comments

Bill’s National is out of steam already.

A warning from post-truth Turkey

Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, December 19th, 2016 - 22 comments

A Turkish journalist writes about the “post-truth” collapse of human rights in Turkey, and warns “western” readers that the same thing is happening to them.

Open Mike 19/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 19th, 2016 - 170 comments

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Open Mike 18/12/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, December 18th, 2016 - 154 comments

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