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Open mike 17/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 17th, 2020 - 41 comments

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Open mike 16/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 16th, 2020 - 121 comments

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How To Get There 16/02/20

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 16th, 2020 - 11 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

What was Winston thinking?

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Date published: 11:52 am, February 15th, 2020 - 120 comments

It has been revealed that NZ First acquired photographs of its former President and two reporters emerged on the Whaleoil mark 2 site, raising the concerning possibility that Simon Lusk may be involved in helping NZ First.

Open mike 15/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 15th, 2020 - 82 comments

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Daily review 14/02/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, February 14th, 2020 - 42 comments

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The demise of single use plastic bags and the limp vege problem

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Date published: 8:16 am, February 14th, 2020 - 80 comments

The rapid demise of the single use plastic bag has just left one hole in my life. I haven’t (so far) been able to replace the one and only second life use that I ever found for them. They were great at keeping the broccoli and carrots from going limp in the fridge. 

China: Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Date published: 8:00 am, February 14th, 2020 - 34 comments

The coronavirus outbreak that exploded three weeks ago in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has prompted the most severe Chinese government actions in three decades.

The problem with opinion polls

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Date published: 7:38 am, February 14th, 2020 - 77 comments

This week the Reid Research Poll predicted a Labour Green government and the Colmar Brunton poll predicted a National ACT government.  Which one will be proved correct?

Open mike 14/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 14th, 2020 - 34 comments

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Daily review 13/02/2020

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Date published: 6:05 pm, February 13th, 2020 - 76 comments

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Climate and food security: annual cropping vs regenerative agriculture

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Date published: 9:59 am, February 13th, 2020 - 67 comments

Science is showing that global food security is now at risk from climate change, farmers and gardeners are showing us how to adapt and mitigate at the same time.

Fact checking National

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Date published: 8:51 am, February 13th, 2020 - 14 comments

Simon Bridges has claimed that a GDP growth Jacinda Ardern used was wrong even though it was the figure released by Statistics NZ.  

Open mike 13/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 13th, 2020 - 84 comments

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Daily review 12/02/2020

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Bridges’ many and varied positions on coalition with NZ First

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Date published: 12:48 pm, February 12th, 2020 - 18 comments

In the past 10 days Simon Bridges has said that National will not go into coalition with NZ First after the next election, to it could consider coalition in the future, to there is no way it will ever go into coalition with NZ First.

Open mike 12/02/2020

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 12th, 2020 - 140 comments

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Daily review 11/02/2020

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Will the last remaining National MP please turn off the lights

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Date published: 1:35 pm, February 11th, 2020 - 58 comments

Three more National MPs have joined the ranks of those leaving Parliament this year.

Will DPF condemn National for hiding the identity of its donors?

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Date published: 7:35 am, February 11th, 2020 - 59 comments

David Farrar has called for the suspension of Winston Peters from Cabinet for reasons which would also justify the suspension of Simon Bridges from the National Party.

Open mike 11/02/2020

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Daily review 10/02/2020

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Date published: 5:51 pm, February 10th, 2020 - 95 comments

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This result could lead to the break up of the United Kingdom

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Date published: 8:11 am, February 10th, 2020 - 13 comments

Originally posted onNick Kelly’s blog

Nick is a Director of Piko Consulting and works as a Political Adviser in The House of Lords. 

Listening to the results being reported while driving on that California freeway, I recall thinking ‘this result could lead to the break up of the United Kingdom’. On hearing that both Northern Ireland and Scotland had voted to stay part of the EU, in contrast to the rest of the country, it was hard to imagine that this would not become a significant issue.

Open mike 10/02/2020

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The end of petrol driven cars

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Date published: 1:57 pm, February 9th, 2020 - 36 comments

Boris Johnson’s UK Government has announced that by 2035 there will be no more petrol or diesel cars entering the UK fleet.  Is it time for the New Zealand government to announce the same thing?

Open mike 09/02/2020

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How To Get There 09/02/20

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 9th, 2020 - 39 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Oh Look! (What. a. surprise.)

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Date published: 10:41 am, February 8th, 2020 - 20 comments

Mainstream media yet again aiding and abetting the character assassination of whistle blowers.

Will Bernie Sanders unseat Donald Trump?

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Date published: 9:30 am, February 8th, 2020 - 52 comments

It will take a full renewal of democracy in the United States.  So how does Bernie beat Trump?

The big State Media Merger?

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Date published: 8:00 am, February 8th, 2020 - 27 comments

Looks like there’s a ways to go before New Zealand gets an integrated state-backed broadcaster. But the Government’s recent proposal is a big step in the right direction.

Open mike 08/02/2020

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