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English “will be taken down by housing”

Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, February 14th, 2017 - 67 comments

In the middle of a housing crisis “Housing New Zealand documents obtained under the Official Information Act show that there are nearly 2,500 empty state houses, more than 500 of which have been empty for over a year.”

Open Mike 14/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 14th, 2017 - 34 comments

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

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 13/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 13th, 2017 - 19 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 …

First major party leader in 15 years to not speak at Big Gay Out

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 13th, 2017 - 37 comments

Open Mike 13/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 13th, 2017 - 13 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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Greg O’Connor selected for Ōhāriu

Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, February 12th, 2017 - 150 comments

The former Police Association president has been confirmed as a Labour’s candidate for Wellington’s Ōhāriu electorate.

Open Mike 12/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 12th, 2017 - 53 comments

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

Step up to the mike …

Deborah Russell for New Lynn

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, February 11th, 2017 - 69 comments

Senior Lecturer and tax law expert Deborah Russell has won the Labour selection for New Lynn – congratulations! You’re going to make a fantastic MP! Also Paul Eagle selected for Rongotai.

New Zealand Second?

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, February 11th, 2017 - 11 comments

Herald documentary: Under The Bridge

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 9 comments

If you didn’t catch up with this in The Herald this week – Under The Bridge – you should take a look now. An excellent piece of long-form journalism.

Greenpeace on braided rivers and govt-funded pollution

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 45 comments

Clean, green farming is much better for our rivers, our land and our international reputation.

Open Mike 11/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 11th, 2017 - 95 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 10/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:38 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 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 …

Trump handed his own arse by appeals court

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 42 comments

The stay on Trump’s Muslim Ban is upheld. He took it about as well as you would expect.

Open Mike 10/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 10th, 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 09/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:31 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 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 …

Poto Williams’ statement after meeting with Willie Jackson

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 257 comments

“Reducing our shocking rates of sexual and domestic violence is something I am passionate about and I am proud to be Labour’s spokesperson on these issues. It’s one of the reasons I want to change the Government and I am totally focused on helping win this election for Labour.”

Michael Wood’s maiden statement

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, February 9th, 2017 - 2 comments

Having soundly thrashed National in the Mount Roskill by election, new MP Michael Wood made his maiden statement to Parliament yesterday.

Open Mike 09/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 9th, 2017 - 48 comments

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Daily Review 08/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 39 comments

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29 lives lost. No justice for their families.

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 13 comments

Solid Energy trucks have refused to cross the picket line at Pike River this morning after the families set up effigies of their dead men.

“We’ve got the vibe, they’ve got the shivers”

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 8th, 2017 - 3 comments

Green Party co-leader James Shaw’s 2017 Parliamentary Commencement Speech

Open Mike 08/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 8th, 2017 - 94 comments

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

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 07/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 106 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 …

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:03 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 24 comments

Keep it seemly …

English – “8 months to answer Labour’s challenge”

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, February 7th, 2017 - 21 comments

Anonymous Herald editorial: “Bill English has 8 months to answer Labour’s challenge”.

Open Mike 07/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 7th, 2017 - 128 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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Willie on the unions

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 pm, February 6th, 2017 - 199 comments

“Matt McCarten is one to watch. He’s developing his union. I don’t have much time for [the established unions]. I hope my mate Matt destroys them.” – 2005 – link

Waitangi Day 2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, February 6th, 2017 - 19 comments

Well the lead-up to Waitangi Day this year has certainly had its fair share of drama!

You can read Andrew Little’s thoughts on the day here: Andrew Little: Waitangi a day for all of us to come together

Open Mike 06/02/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 6th, 2017 - 68 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 …

Labour Spokesperson for Family and Sexual Violence Poto Williams on Willie Jackson

Written By: - Date published: 3:07 pm, February 5th, 2017 - 309 comments

“As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Family and Sexual Violence, I am concerned that Willie Jackson is becoming a Labour Party candidate with a prominent ranking on the list.”

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