Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 12 comments
The CTU has consistently identified our culture of work and the style of management as a real challenge for New Zealand firms to improve their health and safety record. Health and safety is an inseparable part of the wider workplace culture.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 pm, November 8th, 2017 - 99 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 pm, November 5th, 2017 - 21 comments
Issued alongside the Magna Carta on November 6, 1217, the Charter of the Forest is among the first ecological charters in history and among the first to assert the rights of ordinary people to the right to subsistence. 800 years old tomorrow.
Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2017 - 41 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 …
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, September 28th, 2017 - 28 comments
Why the Greens can sit outside Government…
Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 155 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 … Graphic courtesy of the outstanding @nzsaysfun
Written By: - Date published: 5:03 pm, September 6th, 2017 - 20 comments
After the first in her series of articles inviting a bank economist to analyse and comment upon Labour’s spending promises, tomorrow she turns to the second in the series with a close analysis of National’s promises.
Written By: - Date published: 3:29 pm, September 5th, 2017 - 33 comments
John Key and Jacinda Ardern have some things in common it seems. She has a pony tail and he likes pony tails (I was drawing a long bow to say that was something they had in common, I know). National are being beaten at their own game, or the beat is in the air. So […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, August 31st, 2017 - 13 comments
Nicky Wagner seems to shy away from the hard stuff. First gazing dreamily out a window wishing she was somewhere else (when being addressed by Disability groups) and now a no-show at a debate about her City and Portfolio.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 pm, August 29th, 2017 - 16 comments
Thursday August 31 Cardboard Cathedral at 7pm Meteria Turei speaks about the importance of addressing poverty, for all of us. See you there.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, August 26th, 2017 - 70 comments
Duncan Garner reviews National’s record, and is not impressed: “Because the list of blind spots for National is too long. If this is success then our standards have slipped.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 pm, August 19th, 2017 - 27 comments
Excuses/reasons, for not doing anything about children in poverty.
This is a re-post from 2013. Unfortunately the need to talk about poverty is even greater now.
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, August 17th, 2017 - 48 comments
With the current dialog about welfare, It is time to look at the people who are the real beneficiaries, of the welfare system.
Who use the educated and healthy workforce our system provides
The people who say “everyone should stand on their own two feet”, “you don’t work you don’t eat”, and “take personal responsibility”,
The business sector.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, August 12th, 2017 - 60 comments
Donald Trump may not know it but Koreans certainly remember the last time the United States unleashed fire and fury over North Korea. In the 1950s, B-29s used bombs and napalm to flatten every North Korean city. Gen Curtis Lemay boasted that the USAF killed off 20% of the population. That’s why this time they have nuclear weapons.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, July 24th, 2017 - 46 comments
Will Nuk Korako blame his children this time?
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 7th, 2017 - 14 comments
As we celebrate Parliament’s apology for historical convictions for homosexuality, it surely raises the question of why the government is so hardheartedly against an inquiry into historical abuse.
Written By: - Date published: 8:12 pm, June 28th, 2017 - 43 comments
On 20 June after Melanie Read’s Newsroom interview Andrew Geddis blogged about possible obstruction of justice by a National Party Board member. That was based on new information in the Barclay case, and may be why the Police have since re-interviewed Glenys Dickson.
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, June 26th, 2017 - 25 comments
. . . And we have this state of affairs because John Key and now Bill English, in concert with the rest of the National Ltd™ crew, have been lying to us every day for the past nine years . . .
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, June 20th, 2017 - 145 comments
Bill English has admitted that he knew about the tape that Todd Barclay says does not exist. And National have some serious questions to answer concerning Todd Barclay’s behaviour.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, June 18th, 2017 - 14 comments
For almost two decades there have been a number of perfectly acceptable domestic fire sprinkler solutions available in the NZ market. When building new I always wear the modest extra cost of installing them; our first ones during 2002. For most units it amounts to something under $4,000 which frankly is peanuts in the wider […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, May 22nd, 2017 - 31 comments
Peter Ellis from Peter’s Stats Stuff