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Open Mike 11/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 11th, 2017 - 143 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 …

Annette King’s valedictory

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 pm, August 10th, 2017 - 36 comments

An excellent account of her time as the longest serving woman MP in the NZ parliament.

Daily Review 10/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 pm, August 10th, 2017 - 39 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 …

Petition to Replace Mike Hosking as Election Debate Presenter

Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, August 10th, 2017 - 81 comments

“Hosking is an inappropriate choice to present the election debates in a fair, unbiased manner.”

Election debates to be 2 vs. 1

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, August 10th, 2017 - 33 comments

“Mike Hosking will present the TVNZ election debates again”.

Green MP Marama Davidson on keeping the faith

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, August 10th, 2017 - 89 comments

“We will not forget the thousands of you who came to us with your stories of hardship”

Open Mike 10/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 10th, 2017 - 98 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 09/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:36 pm, August 9th, 2017 - 30 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 …

Metiria to resign as leader

Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, August 9th, 2017 - 194 comments

Metiria Turei has just announced that she will stand down as leader of the Green Party and she may relinquish her position on the Green list.

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, August 9th, 2017 - 29 comments

Keep it seemly …

Labour’s water policy – Clean rivers for future generations

Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, August 9th, 2017 - 76 comments

Labour has announced its water policy.  Details include higher swimming water quality standards, a work task force to get young people off the dole replanting riperian margins and charges for commercial consumers with the royalties being paid to regional councils.

Bill English’s texts leaked

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, August 9th, 2017 - 21 comments

Some of Bill English’s texts have been released. And they are not what you might expect.

Breaking: calls for Paddy Gower’s resignation as MSM slips in its own bullshit

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, August 9th, 2017 - 24 comments

Last night all the excitement finally caught up with them, leading to calls for Paddy Gower to resign and for MSM organisations to delete their social media accounts.

Open Mike 09/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 9th, 2017 - 80 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 08/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 8th, 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 …

Le Matte Juste: More resignations!

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, August 8th, 2017 - 70 comments

Matthew Whitehead on what’s going on with the Greens.

Open Mike 08/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 8th, 2017 - 38 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 …

Two Green MPs remove themselves from the list

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 pm, August 7th, 2017 - 403 comments

Newshub is reporting that two Green MPs have quit in protest at Metiria Turei remaining co-leader.

Daily Review 07/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 7th, 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 …

The Listener on our health system crisis

Written By: - Date published: 2:58 pm, August 7th, 2017 - 17 comments

A major piece by Jessica McAllen in The Listener out today. Cash-strapped hospitals are using unsafe hardware-store versions of proper surgical-grade equipment, and reusing “single use” devices.

Open Mike 07/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 7th, 2017 - 135 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 06/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 6th, 2017 - 76 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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Bill Bored?

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 5th, 2017 - 5 comments

I too, am not resigning

Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, August 5th, 2017 - 208 comments

“there’s one standard for women who were fighting their way out of poverty and another for rich people who know they won’t really get called to account for their own personal histories so long as everyone involved keeps quiet.”

Pencilsword: Greed vs Need

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, August 5th, 2017 - 10 comments

Toby Morris explores the differences in how tax fraud and benefit fraud are dealt with, and asks where our sympathies should be.

Open Mike 05/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 5th, 2017 - 82 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 04/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:39 pm, August 4th, 2017 - 34 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 …

‘Ardern Up! The T-shirt that every fashionable leftie will be wearing

Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, August 4th, 2017 - 15 comments


Each one $10 to Women’s Refuge.

No Right Turn: Dealing with ghost homes

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 am, August 4th, 2017 - 11 comments

“we want houses to be homes for people to live in, not gold bars for the rich”

Open Mike 04/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 4th, 2017 - 125 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 03/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 141 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 …

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