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Real and poor

Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, August 9th, 2017 - 27 comments

It’s time to hear what poor people have to say about being poor.

James Shaw: “I completely support what Metiria has done”

Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, August 8th, 2017 - 276 comments

Shaw in his own words on where the party is at.

Lefties on The Standard

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 6th, 2017 - 71 comments

An experimental post on The Standard, providing a discussion space for left-wing people only.

This is why we need the Greens in government

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 4th, 2017 - 247 comments

Metiria Turei speaks from the heart about how hard it is to be on welfare, and the need for a more compassionate, caring welfare system.

Women, know your place!

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 54 comments

What decade are we in again?

She ain’t no show pony

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, August 2nd, 2017 - 123 comments

“She’s got charm, she’s warm, she’s funny, she’s incredibly intelligent, her values are rock solid. I think you are looking at someone there who is going to change the fortunes of the Labour Party, lift the vote, and change the government.” – James Shaw.

Greens and the Māori Party on the new Labour leaders

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, August 1st, 2017 - 27 comments

Coalition partners in the wings, game on for the left.

This is no ordinary election (f*ck the polls)

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 31st, 2017 - 122 comments

This isn’t a set in stone election, it’s one that is in the midst of change, quite possibly big change. The Greens opened a door, what can we do to step through?

Climate Change actions for the middle classes

Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, July 28th, 2017 - 33 comments

It’s time to put our money and resources where our hearts and minds and values are.

The MoU and social intelligence

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.

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