Daily Review 15/06/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 3 comments

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Government announces living wage to be paid to all core public servants

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Date published: 2:13 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 42 comments

The Government has announced that all employees in the core public service will be paid a living wage from September 1, 2018.

Coming up, Babies!

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Date published: 12:37 pm, June 15th, 2018 - 68 comments

Jacinda’s baby is going to be big news soon.

In defence of Eugenie Sage

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Date published: 7:28 am, June 15th, 2018 - 152 comments

Eugenie Sage has been criticised for granting OIO consent to the foreign buy out of a water bottling company and a piece of sensitive land.  But from the looks of the details that have been released she may have had no choice.

Open Mike 15/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 15th, 2018 - 166 comments

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Daily Review 14/06/2018

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Date published: 7:11 pm, June 14th, 2018 - 10 comments

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Let’s Build a Hospital!

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Date published: 11:30 am, June 14th, 2018 - 19 comments

…on reclaimed land. (Dunedin) – because water features are nice things to have.

Solitary man

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Date published: 10:45 am, June 14th, 2018 - 30 comments

Gerry Brownlee has been caught playing solitaire during Question Time in Parliament.

Nats indignant that Twyford is not fixing their housing crisis quickly enough

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Date published: 7:24 am, June 14th, 2018 - 95 comments

Judith Collins has criticised Phi Twyford because after eight months as Minister he has not fixed a crisis that took nine years to create.

Open Mike 14/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 14th, 2018 - 219 comments

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Daily Review 13/06/2018

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Date published: 6:10 pm, June 13th, 2018 - 46 comments

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Kiwis trust in Government surges

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Date published: 12:55 pm, June 13th, 2018 - 61 comments

At the same time that business confidence is in negative territory overall trust in the Government has surged. Why is this?

Liberalism Uber Alles

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Date published: 11:29 am, June 13th, 2018 - 32 comments

If the political class think liberalism has failed, then why is it that the process of killing off NZ Post is approaching completion?

This is a China Play

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 13th, 2018 - 36 comments

What was the game plan behind the Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore yesterday?

Open Mike 13/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 13th, 2018 - 261 comments

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Daily Review 12/06/2018

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Date published: 5:35 pm, June 12th, 2018 - 41 comments

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New World Disorder.

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Date published: 11:49 am, June 12th, 2018 - 45 comments

Liberalism was meant to be the New World Order and even (so the briefly celebrated  Fukiyama reckoned anyway) an End to History. Big stuff then. But it seems the placid and complacent consensus is fraying round the edges.

Police agree to apologise to Nicky Hager and pay substantial damages

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Date published: 10:09 am, June 12th, 2018 - 55 comments

Text of a statement issued by Nicky Hager indicating that police have settled his claim for a breach of his rights by payment of costs and significant damages and the issuing of an apology.

Winston sues

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Date published: 8:10 am, June 12th, 2018 - 78 comments

Winston Peters has commenced legal proceedings against Anne Tolley and Paula Bennett because of the leaking during last year’s election campaign of private information about a superannuation overpayment he received.

Open Mike 12/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 12th, 2018 - 155 comments

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Daily Review 11/06/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 11th, 2018 - 17 comments

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Caption contest

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Date published: 12:21 pm, June 11th, 2018 - 38 comments

Keep it seemly.

Donald Trump’s unusual diplomatic behaviour

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Date published: 11:02 am, June 11th, 2018 - 44 comments

Donald Trump has chosen to insult Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and buddy up to North Korean leader Kim Jon Un all in the same week.

Killing Them Softly With…

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Date published: 10:24 am, June 11th, 2018 - 47 comments

In New Zealand there is sufficient evidence to show that poor peoples’ lives are cut short because of poverty related  poor nutrition. While food banks are alleviating the worst impacts of hunger, their kindness may well be contributing to the problem. Food poverty is a systemic issue and requires a systemic response, a response that successive governments are able to avoid while charities continue to provide a buffer for the system.

Is it OK to bring a hand grenade to a business meeting?

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Date published: 8:15 am, June 11th, 2018 - 15 comments

Darien Fenton writes about Business New Zealand’s early approach to the Fair Pay panel.

Open Mike 11/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 11th, 2018 - 138 comments

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Who gives a hooton about climate change?

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Date published: 11:47 am, June 10th, 2018 - 125 comments

Matthew Hooton and Fran O’Sullivan have claimed that the Government’s decision to ban off shore petroleum exploration is “Orwellian”, part of an attempt to divert attention from other issues, bad for the environment and bad for jobs. Are they right?

Open Mike 10/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 10th, 2018 - 84 comments

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The Northcote by election

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Date published: 8:00 pm, June 9th, 2018 - 212 comments

The Northcote election could be be extremely close.

lprent: Update. It was close. The preliminary results show a 1362 margin, reduced from about 6210 last election. The turnout was a bit under half of the previous election – not bad for a by-election.

Populism and population decline

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Date published: 7:55 pm, June 9th, 2018 - 63 comments

As we enter the era of relative world wide population declines, we are are seeing populist movements trying to put the finger in the dike. The two are related. Big cities beset by congestion and housing issues as the young flood into them. Populistic movements driven from left-behind areas. Voting patterns show the distinct differences between the large urban centres and those in the declining regions.

Open Mike 09/06/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 9th, 2018 - 107 comments

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