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Open mike 05/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 5th, 2020 - 48 comments

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Open mike 04/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 4th, 2020 - 167 comments

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Open mike 03/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 3rd, 2020 - 99 comments

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Open mike 02/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 2nd, 2020 - 249 comments

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Open mike 01/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 1st, 2020 - 173 comments

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Open mike 31/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 31st, 2020 - 145 comments

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Open mike 30/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 30th, 2020 - 51 comments

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What has the Government ever done for business?

Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, May 29th, 2020 - 19 comments

Borrowing heavily from Monty Python’s Life of Brian Labour MP Deborah Russell sets out what the Government is doing for small business in these Covid 19 times.

Open mike 29/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 29th, 2020 - 173 comments

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Open mike 28/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 28th, 2020 - 91 comments

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Cat MacLennan: We Are Beneficiaries

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, May 27th, 2020 - 9 comments

Approximately 2.8 million of Aotearoa New Zealand’s 4.9 million residents are now beneficiaries. Covid-19 has shown us that #WeAreBeneficiaries. Those New Zealanders who only need state support for a short time in their lives are incredibly lucky. Let’s stop looking down on and punishing those who are less fortunate.

Open mike 27/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 27th, 2020 - 176 comments

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Open mike 26/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 26th, 2020 - 163 comments

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Open mike 25/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 25th, 2020 - 116 comments

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Open mike 24/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 1:20 am, May 24th, 2020 - 131 comments

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Constitutions that build citizen power and joy

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 23rd, 2020 - 34 comments

Emerging from the current crisis, what kind of state can be envisaged that could do the opposite of this consciousness deflation, by enabling and encouraging an empowered citizenry, and harnessing public intelligence, creativity and ingenuity for the common good?

Open mike 23/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 23rd, 2020 - 145 comments

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Open mike 22/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 22nd, 2020 - 138 comments

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No Right Turn on scrutiny of the COVID-19 Bill

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 21st, 2020 - 8 comments

Hopefully, this post-legislative scrutiny will provide a chance to correct any excesses.

Open mike 21/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 21st, 2020 - 114 comments

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Open mike 20/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 20th, 2020 - 128 comments

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Open mike 19/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 19th, 2020 - 105 comments

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Open mike 18/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 18th, 2020 - 136 comments

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Liberal redneck on progress in rural America

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, May 17th, 2020 - 21 comments

Taking a break from the apocalypse to talk about the problem with the Democrats and rural voters.

Open mike 17/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 17th, 2020 - 131 comments

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Open mike 16/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 16th, 2020 - 87 comments

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Open mike 15/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 15th, 2020 - 121 comments

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Budget 2020

Written By: - Date published: 3:37 pm, May 14th, 2020 - 89 comments

The budget site is up and running. Some links here along with Robertson’s speech. This post may get updated if authors feel like it. Otherwise commenters can praise or criticize. Preferably constructively rather than with mindless waffle.

Budget 2020: biggest and best from PM Ardern

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, May 14th, 2020 - 88 comments

Text of a pre budget speech given yesterday by Jacinda Ardern.

Open mike 14/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 14th, 2020 - 73 comments

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Open mike 13/05/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 13th, 2020 - 209 comments

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