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Open mike 18/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 18th, 2021 - 118 comments

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Women’s Day

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Date published: 10:45 am, July 17th, 2021 - 106 comments

A dedicated space on The Standard for women’s debate.

Why Not Support The Farmers?

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Date published: 8:43 am, July 17th, 2021 - 106 comments

The Groundswell farmers movement want the new freshwater policy scrapped, the “ute tax” removed, lots of imported labour for farm work, parts of the ETS dumped the new Significant Natural Area policy dumped, the draft policy on indigenous biodiversity scrapped and Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill stopped.  How likely is this?

Open mike 17/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 17th, 2021 - 81 comments

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Daily review 16/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 16th, 2021 - 14 comments

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If a thousand baby flamingos die in the desert does anyone hear them howl?

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Date published: 3:06 pm, July 16th, 2021 - 43 comments

Farmers aren’t the problem here, they’re the mirror New Zealand is holding up to itself. We say we want change, despite the evidence.

The problem with English Soccer

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Date published: 7:38 am, July 16th, 2021 - 13 comments

Last week’s final between England and Italy showed that there is still an ugly racist underside to what should be a beautiful game.

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill

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Date published: 7:00 am, July 16th, 2021 - 133 comments

Why the proposed changes to the law relating to gender identification is not such a bad thing. The law allowing this has been in place since 1995, but the process is confusing, intimidating, and time-consuming.

Open mike 16/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 16th, 2021 - 92 comments

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Daily review 15/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 15th, 2021 - 33 comments

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Minister Robertson’s Economic Development Strategy

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Date published: 7:32 am, July 15th, 2021 - 20 comments

Minister Roberston’s recent speech to the Trans Tasman Business Circle sets out both how this government is using the pandemic to reset whole sectors of the economy, and also how it is getting its head around economic and social challenges. The points made were unsurprising, but his intended direction was unclear.

Open mike 15/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 15th, 2021 - 174 comments

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Daily review 14/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 14th, 2021 - 4 comments

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Rare misstep

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Date published: 7:22 am, July 14th, 2021 - 37 comments

Simeon Brown in his attack on the Government for allegedly funding the Mongrel Mob has shown a disturbing ability to understand how Government works and an even more disturbing inability to perform basic maths.

Open mike 14/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 14th, 2021 - 157 comments

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Daily review 13/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 13th, 2021 - 22 comments

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Demand the debate

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Date published: 8:13 am, July 13th, 2021 - 52 comments

In two separate leaks it has emerged that Judith Collins privately briefed Don Brash on National’s demand the debate campaign and that Brash wrote to wealthy donors seeking $300,000 for an Iwi Kiwi style billboard response.

Open mike 13/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 13th, 2021 - 128 comments

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Daily review 12/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 12th, 2021 - 24 comments

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The billionaire race into space

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Date published: 8:06 am, July 12th, 2021 - 90 comments

UK billionaire Richard Branson has won the rich man’s pissing competition by being the first billionaire into space even though 12 months ago he was urgently seeking Government grants while at the same time paying no tax because of his tax residency status.

Open mike 12/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 12th, 2021 - 39 comments

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The Covid Crisis – the perils of half hearted responses

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Date published: 4:59 pm, July 11th, 2021 - 40 comments

The New South Wales’ half hearted response to community outbreak has seen infected numbers increase while in the UK Boris Johnson is planning to remove all restrictions something top scientists describe as “dangerous and premature”.

Open mike 11/07/2021

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Date published: 1:56 pm, July 11th, 2021 - 19 comments

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An outage (in more ways than one)

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Date published: 1:50 pm, July 11th, 2021 - 22 comments

First off – my apologies for letting the site drop out over the past days. We had several outages, computer and human. The human one was the worst. We seem to have had a few new bugs making the rounds since we bubbled with aussie.

Daily review 07/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 7th, 2021 - 3 comments

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Open mike 07/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 7th, 2021 - 8 comments

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Daily review 06/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 6th, 2021 - 17 comments

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About the Hate Speech law changes

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Date published: 12:06 pm, July 6th, 2021 - 94 comments

The debate about the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to hate speech laws continues, with the level of heat increasing, but the level of actual understanding of what is being proposed in critical shortage.

No Right Turn: Climate Change: Legal action

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Date published: 6:05 am, July 6th, 2021 - 2 comments

Lawyers for Climate Action are taking the Climate Change Commission to court over their lax budgets and dodgy accounting.

Open mike 06/07/2021

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 6th, 2021 - 95 comments

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Daily review 05/07/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 5th, 2021 - 17 comments

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