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The Whisky’s In.

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, May 7th, 2015 - 32 comments

Before the turgid post-election hell that the British Establishment will undoubtably unleash…

Collins crushed by booze lobby

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 pm, August 24th, 2012 - 40 comments

What a craven cave-in. Lobbied by big booze, Collins has given in. Alco-pops will be left to the industry to regulate. It’s not a good look. Key wants to give the pokie industry free rein, and Collins wants to give the booze industry free rein, which means more families suffer, and more hospitals are overrun. As leaders they both get a fail.

Locally Left: Budget Special

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, May 27th, 2011 - Comments Off on Locally Left: Budget Special

Night of politics at the pub on May 31 7pm-9pm at the Wine Cellar, St Kevin’s Arcade, K Rd, with panel: Jesse Mulligan (Comedian and commentator at-large), Rhema Vaithianathan (Economist) and Jacinda Ardern (MP).

Drinking Liberally – Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, March 3rd, 2011 - 6 comments

The first Drinking Liberally for 2011 is to be held in Dunedin. Pete Hodgson Thursday March 3rd 7:30pm Circadian Rhythm (72 St Andrew Street) The speaker is Pete Hodgson MP for Dunedin North, giving a wrap on his time in the house and perhaps some insight into what election year has in store…

Complaint over “drunken” Minister

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, June 4th, 2010 - 36 comments

National Party Trade Minister Tim Groser is facing allegations he was behaving drunk and rowdy on a flight back from a trade meeting in Dubai. Though a humourous image, if true, this is unacceptable behaviour from a Minister. Groser needs to chill – maybe he should’ve smoked that spliff he denied taking instead?

Reminder: Roger Award tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, March 10th, 2010 - 2 comments

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The first Drinking Liberally – Wellington of the year is being held in conjunction with the annual Roger Award. The Roger Award is presented each year to the worst transnational corporation operating in New Zealand, and the winner of the 2009 Roger Award will be announced at a ceremony in Wellington on Thursday March 11 […]

Drinking Liberally presents the Roger Award

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, March 5th, 2010 - 3 comments

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The first Drinking Liberally of the year in Wellington is next Thursday and it looks to be a good one. The Roger Award will be presented. Should be great fun. The Roger Award is presented each year by the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa and Gatt Watchdog to the worst transnational corporation operating in […]

Reminder – Drinking Liberally Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, February 2nd, 2010 - Comments Off on Reminder – Drinking Liberally Auckland

The first Auckland Drinking Liberally of 2010 takes place TODAY upstairs at The Purple Bar @ The Naval and Family and features new Labour MP Kelvin Davis (and we’re hoping to get Maori Party leader Pita Sharples) to talk about the Treaty of Waitangi in the 21st century. When: 7pm next TUESDAY 2 February Where: […]

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 28th, 2010 - 11 comments

The first Auckland Drinking Liberally of 2010 takes place NEXT TUESDAY upstairs at The Purple Bar @ The Naval and Family and features new Labour MP Kelvin Davis (and we’re hoping to get Maori Party leader Pita Sharples) to talk about the Treaty of Waitangi in the 21st century.

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, December 11th, 2009 - 4 comments

The final Auckland Drinking Liberally takes place NEXT TUESDAY upstairs at THE KINGSLANDER and features political commentator/national campaigns director for Finsec/all round nice guy Andrew Campbell. Andrew has a weekly spot as the leftwing commentator on National Radio’s Nine-to-noon show on Mondays. He’s coming to give us his ‘end of year review’ and what to […]

Goff at DL – a socialist review

Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, November 28th, 2009 - 39 comments

Below Omar of Socialist Aotearoa gives his impressions of Phil Goff at Drinking Liberally in Auckland earlier this week. On an unrelated note, isn’t it funny (in a non-‘ha, ha’ way) how 4,000 pro-smackers gets lots of coverage but a blind eye is turned when the Left is out in bigger numbers? The protests yesterday by low-paid public servants […]

Reminder – Drinking Liberally Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 2:19 pm, November 25th, 2009 - 5 comments

Just a reminder the next Auckland Drinking Liberally features Labour Party leader Phil Goff discussing his political values and the challenges facing the Sixth Labour Government. Should be interesting given his announcement on monetary policy last week. When: 7pm TONIGHT 25 November Where: THE LONDON BAR, upstairs cnr Queen and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Who: […]

Drinking Liberally: Phil Goff on the Sixth Labour Govt

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, November 17th, 2009 - 22 comments

The next Auckland Drinking Liberally features Labour Party leader Phil Goff discussing his political values and the challenges facing the Sixth Labour Government He’ll discuss what drives him as a politician and what values underpin his political beliefs. Phil will also talk about what challenges the Sixth Labour Government will tackle and what New Zealand […]

Reminder: Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, October 20th, 2009 - Comments Off on Reminder: Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Drinking Liberally is returning to the London Bar for a session with Greenpeace Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid. When: 7pm WEDNESDAY 21 October Where: The London Bar, upstairs cnr Queen and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Who: You and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome. What: The climate change debate is heating up. World leaders will soon gather at […]

DL Wellington – Celia Wade-Brown

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, October 19th, 2009 - Comments Off on DL Wellington – Celia Wade-Brown

Wellington’s Drinking Liberally speaker is Celia Wade-Brown. Celia is a sitting Green member of the Wellington City Council, and one of the first announced candidates for the Wellington Mayoralty. With the recent changes to the local governance of Auckland, resulting into amalgamation into a “super-city” – there are many who think Wellington could be next. Celia […]

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, October 15th, 2009 - 1 comment

Drinking Liberally is returning to the London Bar for a session with Greenpeace Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid. When: 7pm WEDNESDAY 21 October Where: The London Bar, upstairs cnr Queen and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Who: You and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome. What: The climate change debate is heating up. World leaders will soon gather at […]

Drinking Liberally Wellington and Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 24th, 2009 - Comments Off on Drinking Liberally Wellington and Dunedin

**Wellington** Today – September 24, 2009, from 5.30pm. The Southern Cross Abel Smith Street Phil Saxby on drug law reform *Dunedin** Tuesday September 29th, 2009, from 7pm CIRCADIAN RHYTHM <– we’ve changed venue! St Andrew St Green MP Sue Bradford

Drinking Liberally – Auckland (again)

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, September 18th, 2009 - 2 comments

In the second part of our double header for Drinking Liberally this month we’ve got director of Rethinking Crime & Punishment Kim Workman to come and talk about justice policy. When:    7pm TUESDAY 22 September – (not our normal Wednesday night) Where:  Galatos – 17 Galatos Street, Newton (just off K road) – free entry […]

DL Auckland: The Republic

Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, September 14th, 2009 - Comments Off on DL Auckland: The Republic

Drinking Liberally is on again in Auckland this Wednesday, with guest speaker Lewis Holden of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand speaking about their new book, The New Zealand Republic Handbook. When: 7pm, Wednesday, 16 September Where: Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Newton, Auckland [hat tip: No Right Turn]

Drinking Liberally Wgtn – Thursday

Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, August 25th, 2009 - Comments Off on Drinking Liberally Wgtn – Thursday

Drinking Liberally is taking place again in Wellington this Thursday with guest David Shearer. He’ll be talking about his experiences overseas and on the campaign trail in Mt Albert, and how he intends to apply the lessons he has learned to his time in Parliament. When: 17:30, Thursday 27th August. Where: Southern Cross, Abel Smith […]

DL Dannevirke (I kid you not)

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, August 5th, 2009 - 7 comments

The Drinking Liberally empire keeps on growing. Tomorrow there’s an event in Wellington, and Dannevirke, the newest chapter, has its first event on Saturday. I’m not sure if the people in Dannevirke have hooked into the DL Facebook organisation but it’s great they’ve got it started. They’ll have Rick Barker, Labour’s buddy MP for Wairarapa […]

DL Wellington with David Cunliffe

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, August 5th, 2009 - Comments Off on DL Wellington with David Cunliffe

Drinking Liberally is on again in Wellington this Thursday (that’s tomorrow), with guest speaker David Cunliffe on the opposition’s inquiry into bank profiteering. When: 17:30, Thursday, August 6 Where: Southern Cross, Abel Smith St, Wellington [Hat tip: No Right Turn]

DL Wgtn and Palmy tonight

Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, July 23rd, 2009 - 4 comments

No Right Turn reminds us: Drinking Liberally is happening tonight in both Wellington and Palmerston North. In Wellington, the guest speaker will be Geoff Keey from Greenpeace, who will be talking about their Sign On campaign. In Palmerston North, we’ll have the Greens’ Metiria Turei, talking about the upcoming “anti-smacking” referendum. When: 17:30, Thursday, July […]

DL Wgtn this Thursday

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, July 21st, 2009 - 2 comments

Short notice, but just got this in from the Drinking Liberally Wellington crew: This week Drinking Liberally is hosting Geoff Keey from Greenpeace. Geoff has been attending the recent climate change negotiations in Bonn and will reflect upon them, and Greenpeace’s “Sign On” campaign. The Sign On campaign is to advocate for for a commitment […]

Drinking Liberally Palmy

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, July 16th, 2009 - 3 comments

Drinking Liberally Palmy’s having their first event of the year at the Brewers Apprentice bar on July 23. Head over, have a pint or two, talk some politics with likeminded people and hear Green co-leader Metiria Turei talk about the upcoming referendum. As usual with these events she’ll probably stick around afterwards for questions and […]

Drinking Liberally Wgtn

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, July 7th, 2009 - Comments Off on Drinking Liberally Wgtn

Just received this from Drinking Liberally Wellington: We hope you’ve enjoyed our unannounced winter break. We’re back this Thursday, at 5:30 at the Southern Cross on Abel Smith Street. This week our special guest speaker is Mark Eden, from the Wellington Animal Rights Network. He will be speaking on “Sow crates, battery hens and not […]

Drinking Liberally Wgtn – tonight

Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, May 28th, 2009 - 4 comments

Apologies for the late notice – Drinking Liberally Wellington is on tonight with guest Rob Salmond. Usual time, usual place. From the Facebook page: Rob Salmond is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He has published research on a range of topics including electoral reform, female legislaive […]

Drinking Liberally Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 pm, May 18th, 2009 - Comments Off on Drinking Liberally Auckland

Join all your favourite lefty liberal drinkers at Drinking Liberally Auckland When: 7pm, Wednesday 20 May Where: Galatos, 17 Galatos Street, Newton (just off K road) Who: you and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome. NOTE: THE CHANGE OF VENUE WE’VE MOVED TO GALATOS – more room, more time, more parking, free entry, food nearby, etcetera. Click […]

Drinking Liberally Auckland – the future of Auckland governance

Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, April 28th, 2009 - Comments Off on Drinking Liberally Auckland – the future of Auckland governance

Join all your favourite lefty liberal drinkers at Drinking Liberally Auckland When: 7pm, Wednesday 29 April Where: London Bar – corner Queen and Victoria Streets, Auckland CBD Who: you and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome. This month’s speaker is Mayor Len Brown talking about the opportunities and issues arising out of the Government’s proposal for restructuring […]

Look Mum they stole my city …

Written By: - Date published: 3:15 pm, April 23rd, 2009 - 27 comments

After the success of the meetings about the super-city in Waitakere and Manakau yesterday, here are a few more of interest in date order. We will issue reminders when they are due. From the notice on the Grassroots Labour site about a public meeting in Waitakere. Time April 27, 2009 from 8pm (now correct time) […]

Reminder: DL Wgtn tonight

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 9th, 2009 - 3 comments

If you’re not fleeing the city for the long weekend like every other sane person, Drinking Liberally Wellington is on at the Southern Cross tonight with guest Metiria Turei. What: Drinking Liberally Wgtn When: Tonight, April 9, 2009, from 5.30pm. Where: The Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street Who: Good left-wing jokers and jokeresses like yourself. […]

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