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Open Mike 01/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 1st, 2017 - 72 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 …

On that stupid coalition deal…

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 30th, 2017 - 101 comments

A possible National/Green coalition deal? Matthew Whitehead discusses why and why not from a Green perspective.

Open Mike 30/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 30th, 2017 - 85 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 …

Weekend social 29/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, September 29th, 2017 - 53 comments

It’s been a long election and we’re currently in political limbo. Writers are taking it easy. Time to revive weekend social? This post is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever. No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

Open Mike 29/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 29th, 2017 - 113 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 28/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 28th, 2017 - 129 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 …

Open Mike 28/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 28th, 2017 - 124 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 27/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 27th, 2017 - 37 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 …

Open Mike 27/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 27th, 2017 - 110 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 26/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 26th, 2017 - 119 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 …

Open Mike 26/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 26th, 2017 - 115 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 25/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 25th, 2017 - 112 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 …

No Right Turn: The only way is Winston

Written By: - Date published: 4:02 pm, September 25th, 2017 - 45 comments

“Its not going to be a comfortable term. But it will probably be an exciting one.”

Open Mike 25/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2017 - 192 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 24/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 24th, 2017 - 69 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 …

Election night 2017

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 23rd, 2017 - 419 comments

Election night post for discussion. Updates during the evening.

Open Mike 23/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 23rd, 2017 - 289 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 … Election day rules apply

Westie style campaigning

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 5 comments

From the legendary Matafai family and West Auckland Labour how campaigning really should be done …

Daily Review 22/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 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 …

Darren Watson has a message for Epsom Greens and Reds

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 11 comments

You just have to hold your nose and electorate vote Goldsmith …

Open Mike 22/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 22nd, 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 …

Dame Anne Salmond’s final, brief election thought

Written By: - Date published: 12:36 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 39 comments

Salmond “Jacindamania isn’t about personality at all – it’s a collective sigh of relief that we might finally have a kind of leadership that reflects our core values as New Zealanders.”

Open Mike 21/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 21st, 2017 - 210 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 20/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 20th, 2017 - 256 comments

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Also for discussion of tonight’s poll and the last Ardern English debate on TVNZ 1 at 7pm.

Open Mike 20/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 20th, 2017 - 171 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 …

The Climate Debate Tues 7pm

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 18 comments

Event at Auckland Uni and live streamed, the major political parties debate the climate with Rod Oram as MC.

Daily Review 19/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 19th, 2017 - 124 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 …

Why you should vote – from a White Man Behind a Desk

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, September 19th, 2017 - 4 comments

It’s the kind of video that makes you go “what the fuck man. with one (1) eight minute video you convinced half of my “it’s my right to not vote and i hate politicians so Fuck Elections” friends to vote. i’ve been trying for weeks, and you put up a singular video on it and they’re persuaded.”

Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, September 19th, 2017 - 33 comments

Gordon Campbell sets out ten reasons not to vote National. Well referenced and compelling. Standardistas may wish to add their own entries to the list.

“The Green Party is committed to reforming renting so that every house is a home”

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, September 19th, 2017 - 29 comments

People who rent should have security so they can put down roots and benefit from being able to participate in their community.

Open Mike 19/09/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 19th, 2017 - 185 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 …

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