Daily Review 13/04/2018

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Date published: 5:47 pm, April 13th, 2018 - 16 comments

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Ice

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Date published: 12:17 pm, April 13th, 2018 - 35 comments

There’s something about Antarctica…

Homeless families are living in cars … and tents

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Date published: 8:00 am, April 13th, 2018 - 84 comments

Remember how early on during his reign as National leader John Key talked about the underclass and how they were a blight on New Zealand society?  Well over the past year WINZ has been giving grants to homeless families to live in tents.

Open Mike 13/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 13th, 2018 - 157 comments

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Daily Review 12/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 12th, 2018 - 23 comments

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Is New Zealand really as ‘racist as fuck’?

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Date published: 1:35 pm, April 12th, 2018 - 85 comments

I am inclined to believe that there are at least some New Zealanders who are as “racist as fuck”.

Government blocks off shore oil and gas drilling

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Date published: 10:13 am, April 12th, 2018 - 158 comments

The Government has announced that there will be no new offshore oil and gas exploration permits issued under the block offer process.

Crazees and clowns

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Date published: 9:58 am, April 12th, 2018 - 42 comments

Can we have some sanity please?

Open Mike 12/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 12th, 2018 - 145 comments

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Daily Review 11/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 11th, 2018 - 12 comments

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Is this a new cold war?

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Date published: 4:10 pm, April 11th, 2018 - 17 comments

It’s really easy to get cranky right now and believe the world is retreating into to a sad Cold War binary in which Russia and its allies are always in high tension with the United States and its allies. A new Cold War.

We did not know it would be this bad

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Date published: 9:10 am, April 11th, 2018 - 173 comments

Marama Davidson’s question to Jacinda Ardern in Parliament yesterday allowed Jacinda to outline the enormous mess the last National Government has left the country in.

Open Mike 11/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 11th, 2018 - 90 comments

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Daily Review 10/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 10th, 2018 - 27 comments

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What did we want from Marama Davidson?

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Date published: 8:30 am, April 10th, 2018 - 68 comments

James Shaw and Marama Davidson, standing together as Green Party co-leaders

While there has been some informed commentary on Marama Davidson’s ascension as co-leader of the Green Party, some of the more right-wing outfits have failed to understand the dynamics within the party right now. What did Marama promise, and what were Greens expecting of her?

The hidden infrastructure fiscal crisis gets real

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Date published: 8:19 am, April 10th, 2018 - 245 comments

Steven Joyce’s $11.7 billion fiscal hole is becoming more and more of a reality although it is in hidden infrastructure costs that National had suppressed in search of the elusive surplus.

immigration profiling

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Date published: 8:00 am, April 10th, 2018 - 43 comments

A data modelling programme that includes race and ethnicity as factors for consideration is a bad idea.

Open Mike 10/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 10th, 2018 - 166 comments

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Daily Review 09/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 9th, 2018 - 28 comments

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Mike Hosking reckons: Minimum wage increase will be terrible for everyone

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Date published: 9:55 am, April 9th, 2018 - 159 comments

Mike Hosking reckons that an increase in the minimum wage will increase housing unaffordability and cause job losses and business closures.

free-to-air sports

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Date published: 8:30 am, April 9th, 2018 - 45 comments

The comprehensive Commonwealth Games coverage on free-to-air TV is refreshing and something we need to see a lot more of.

Explaining is losing (but only in politics)

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Date published: 6:24 am, April 9th, 2018 - 48 comments

Politics is war by other means and nobody likes losing.

Open Mike 09/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 9th, 2018 - 152 comments

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Green Party female co-leader announcement: Marama Davidson (updated)

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Date published: 10:47 am, April 8th, 2018 - 208 comments

Marama Davidson is the new female co-leader. Speech and transcript, with a bit of  analysis of what this means for the party and NZ politics.

Labour speaks up.

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Date published: 9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments

Partial transcript of a speech as reported in “The Independent”

Doofus of the week – April 7, 2018

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Date published: 8:00 am, April 8th, 2018 - 17 comments

Another easy decision. Gerry Brownlee wins for overseeing a $210 million blow out in EWC’s liability for Christchurch earthquake re-repair work and for being upset when Megan Woods called him on it.

Open Mike 08/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 8th, 2018 - 170 comments

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Ardern was right to hold back on Russia

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Date published: 9:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 88 comments

Remember two weeks ago when Jacinda Ardern’s handling of the Russian poisoning scandal was considered to be a major misstep?  Well with the benefit of hindsight it appears to have been a very balanced nuanced response to an incident that is not as clear cut as it was presented.

North Korea redux

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Date published: 8:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 14 comments

Does being incoherent work sometimes? With the President of North Korea visiting China for the first time, meeting with the South Korean President for the first time, and preparing to meet with the Japanese President and with the President of the United States, was Trump’s approach actually right for the circumstances?

Open Mike 07/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 7th, 2018 - 342 comments

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Daily Review 06/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 6th, 2018 - 21 comments

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