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Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, July 24th, 2017 - 122 comments

The deputy leader of the Labour Party wants to be the Minister for Children and to put a progressive government ahead of her own career. This is the kind of politician we need in government.

Rain doesn’t cause most floods, humans do

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, July 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments

What to do with all the water falling from the sky? Some choices are smarter than others.

Billboards at dawn

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 33 comments

Let the campaign begin.

The language of electioneering

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 127 comments

Turns out TOP might help form a 4th National government.

State of emergency for planet earth

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, July 22nd, 2017 - 52 comments

Climate scientists: Our conclusion that the world has overshot appropriate targets is sufficiently grim to compel us to point out that pathways to rapid emission reductions are feasible.

NZ’s climate change guinea pigs

Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, July 21st, 2017 - 55 comments

The first round of climate change pass-the-parcel is about to knock some players out of the property investment game. The rest of NZ should be paying attention.

I am Metiria

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 19th, 2017 - 75 comments

If you’ve ever left a WINZ office crying because you asked for help and were humiliated instead

Regenerative agriculture

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, July 18th, 2017 - 14 comments

Regenerative farmers in NZ are already leading the way on land and water restoration, and how to grow food in a changing climate.

Lefties on fire

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 17th, 2017 - 95 comments

The best of twitter from the weekend.

The Greens’ new welfare policy

Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, July 16th, 2017 - 310 comments

“Green co-leader Metiria Turei described it as one of the most important Green policies in her 15 years in Parliament.”

The Greens rock their AGM

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, July 16th, 2017 - 18 comments

Greening the economy not for the sake of the economy but for the wellbeing of the people, the Green Party want us to be an exemplar to the world and lead the way.

Labour coming in from the cold

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, July 13th, 2017 - 63 comments

Amongst all the hooha of the political week, Labour did something pretty cool with its winter heating announcement. They made a policy for all beneficiaries. We should be paying attention to what underpins that because there is potential here.

Journalism matters

Written By: - Date published: 6:20 am, July 12th, 2017 - 22 comments

Who will tell us the truth in election year?

That’s cold

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 am, July 11th, 2017 - 50 comments

What’s wrong with a few mid-winter power cuts down south?

Greens to fast-track airport rail for America’s Cup

Written By: - Date published: 2:36 pm, July 5th, 2017 - 79 comments

Second legal challenge to National’s climate emission targets

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, July 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments

The scientific data clearly shows that the New Zealand Government needs to be doing a lot more than it’s doing at the moment. It is dragging the chain as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

Sarah v govt climate litigation – perspectives from court

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 28th, 2017 - 19 comments

What to do when your future’s at risk and your government doesn’t care. 

 

 

Jesse Mulligan owned Bill English on national television

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, June 27th, 2017 - 48 comments

Getting very bloody angry and speaking truth to power.

Climate litigation NZ-style

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, June 26th, 2017 - 9 comments

The climate change case against the National government began in Wellington this morning.

What the National Party president and board knew

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, June 26th, 2017 - 20 comments

Newsroom has another investigative piece on the Barclay debacle. This is not only about a single MP and a lying Prime Minister. It’s also about the governing structure of the political party in charge of running the country, and who was involved in the coverup and dishonesty.

The left bites back

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 25th, 2017 - 17 comments

A little bit of feel good for a Sunday morning (plus a very clever cat!).

Greens to contest Nick Smith’s seat in Nelson

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 24th, 2017 - 41 comments

Nelson city councillor Matt Lawrey is to run a two tick campaign with the full backing of the party.

Sarah v Government

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 56 comments

the Government can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet

 

Keeping our eye on the ball

Written By: - Date published: 6:18 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

Compared to this, Barclaygate is a tiny speck of dust by the skirting board behind the couch.

Barclay debacle recap

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 21st, 2017 - 73 comments

From twitter, Holy shit, someone in NZ did some journalism and all hell breaks loose.

National’s view of disability

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, June 18th, 2017 - 50 comments

The Minister for Disability Issues would rather be sailing.

Signals

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 16th, 2017 - 124 comments

The politics of the Grenfell Tower fire.

How to make medicinal cannabis laws based on the needs of ill and disabled people

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, June 12th, 2017 - 124 comments

The Greens’ bill would make medicinal cannabis easily accessible to those in need without hoop jumping or financial barriers.

Northern Ireland

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 11th, 2017 - 58 comments

In the wake of the UK election hung parliament, issues are emerging with the Conservatives/DUP coalition and its effect the Northern Ireland peace process, that bring into question the Tories’ ability to govern.

Nature issues statement saying climate change cannot be negotiated with

Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, June 5th, 2017 - 29 comments

Thus endeth the divine right of kings. It’s time to remember where our power is.

Medical marijuana on prescription

Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, June 2nd, 2017 - 11 comments

The Government starts to make cannabidiol more available.

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