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Latest UMR Poll – National sinking

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Date published: 7:40 am, October 14th, 2020 - 180 comments

Leaked results of the latest UMR poll suggests that National is under 30% and that Judith Collins campaign techniques are not working.  She responded by calling the Prime Minister a liar and fat shaming the population.

Open mike 14/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 14th, 2020 - 88 comments

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Daily review 13/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 13th, 2020 - 44 comments

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How not to campaign in an MMP environment

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Date published: 8:34 am, October 13th, 2020 - 30 comments

A recent series of advertisements placed by National MPs in Auckland seeking electorate votes and not seeking party votes show that central control of National’s campaign and discipline are completely lacking.

NZ Medical Association drops its opposition to the legalisation of cannabis

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Date published: 6:05 am, October 13th, 2020 - 38 comments

“So after staunchly opposing the legalisation of cannabis all year NZ Medical Association chair Kate Baddock has issued a statement and apology, in the middle of voting, saying actually the NZMA has “no position regarding the cannabis referendum”” – TVNZ political journalist Benedict Collins

Open mike 13/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 13th, 2020 - 96 comments

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Daily review 12/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 12th, 2020 - 27 comments

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2020 election campaign – 6 days to go

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Date published: 9:23 am, October 12th, 2020 - 52 comments

With six days to go to election day the campaigns have reached interesting stages although the underlying trends and events appear to be good for the left.

Open mike 12/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 12th, 2020 - 243 comments

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National’s 2020 election campaign in billboards

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Date published: 4:51 pm, October 11th, 2020 - 24 comments

A review of National’s billboards used this year shows what an utter disaster the campaign has been for them.

Regenerative economies: $100,000 growing permaculture kale

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Date published: 6:05 am, October 11th, 2020 - 56 comments

A Thames couple are showing how to make a living from small scale market gardening, and leading the way in regenerative horticulture.

Open mike 11/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 11th, 2020 - 82 comments

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Labour Increases Protection for Kauri Dieback

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Date published: 9:18 am, October 10th, 2020 - 10 comments

In an announcement that will probably gain them few extra votes but still warms the cockles, Labour have promised to put Kauri Dieback on the same scale of national disease response as Bovine Tuberculosis and Kiwifruit PSA.

Ngaro goes negative

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Date published: 8:18 am, October 10th, 2020 - 43 comments

National list MP Alfred Ngaro has shown that National’s message discipline has broken down completely by going negative and making some outlandish claims against Labour’s Phil Twyford.

About that wealth tax

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Date published: 6:05 am, October 10th, 2020 - 301 comments

There are some issues to be ironed out, but this is the only thing I am seeing that attempts to resolve poverty in New Zealand rather than tinkering around the edges.

Open mike 10/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 10th, 2020 - 51 comments

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Daily review 09/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 9th, 2020 - 18 comments

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Strong team at leaking

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Date published: 7:43 am, October 9th, 2020 - 56 comments

Another day and another story about National MPs leaking against Judith Collins

Open mike 09/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 9th, 2020 - 159 comments

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Daily review 08/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 8th, 2020 - 63 comments

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Is this woman being coerced into unsafe healthcare by the DHB’s handling of covid testing?

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Date published: 1:21 pm, October 8th, 2020 - 13 comments

Why is the Ministry of Health not stepping in to ensure nationwide standards for covid testing, and ensuring that isolation facilities meet our Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights?

When campaigns go bad

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Date published: 7:43 am, October 8th, 2020 - 50 comments

Emma Mellows national Auckland Central Hamish Price

Every day there is a new catastrophe for Judith Collins.  Yesterday she had a walkabout from hell when it was revealed on national news that national activists including Hamish Price had been strategically placed to pretend to be ordinary members of the public and say nice things about her for the camera.

Open mike 08/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 8th, 2020 - 132 comments

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Daily review 07/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 7th, 2020 - 49 comments

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The importance of party unity

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Date published: 9:33 am, October 7th, 2020 - 83 comments

If a party wants to become Government there are a few characteristics that is has to have.  Fiscal competence is one, unity is another.  National currently has neither.  

The NZ Defence Force and extreme fire events

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Date published: 6:08 am, October 7th, 2020 - 19 comments

This Guest Post by The Scud looks at the issues with the NZ Defence Force’s capability in responding to extreme fire events and climate change.

Open mike 07/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 7th, 2020 - 119 comments

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Daily review 06/10/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 6th, 2020 - 67 comments

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The Trump Covid game

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Date published: 2:17 pm, October 6th, 2020 - 10 comments

Let’s imagine a scenario where you are the President of the United States and it is in the middle of a pandemic.  You then contract the virus yourself.  How would you rate compared to Donald Trump?

National leaks again

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Date published: 7:33 am, October 6th, 2020 - 62 comments

A highly critical email about Judith Collins written by National Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee has been leaked and indicates that National’s Auckland policy was made on the hoof and without reference to the person in caucus with actual responsibility for the subject.

Open mike 06/10/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 6th, 2020 - 69 comments

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