Simon Bridges wants a new senior social media advisor

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Date published: 8:00 am, November 6th, 2018 - 36 comments

Simon Bridges has advertised for a Senior Social Media advisor.

Open Mike 06/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 6th, 2018 - 180 comments

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Daily Review 05/11/2018

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

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A Democratic Cakewalk.

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Date published: 12:52 pm, November 5th, 2018 - 48 comments

Cenk Uygur might be said to have “skin in the game” when it comes to the US Mid-terms, and given that much of this post revolves around, or bounces from  his commentary and analysis – which may not be quite as objective as he thinks –  that should be borne in mind when reading this post.

The Jami-Lee tapes

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Date published: 8:22 am, November 5th, 2018 - 141 comments

Newshub has released a further Jami-Lee Ross tape which contains a promise by Simon Bridges that if Ross stood down for health reasons he could come back in the new year and be promoted.

Open Mike 05/11/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, November 5th, 2018 - 55 comments

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Bryce Edwards: Just another political simpleton

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Date published: 1:33 am, November 5th, 2018 - 68 comments

I can only describe Bryce Edwards spin about what a “The Standard” post means is that it is complete bullshit. This site is not the editorial and political monolith. But what else do you expect from a political simpleton with a limited understanding of actual debate. Like Mike Hosking, he is far more suited to a broadcast medium where he doesn’t get robust debate on their inane explanations of real world politics.

Jacinda Ardern’s speech

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Date published: 2:03 pm, November 4th, 2018 - 50 comments

The text of Jacinda’s speech being delivered to the Labour Conference in Dunedin today.

Leader’s Speech – Live Stream

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Date published: 12:49 pm, November 4th, 2018 - 25 comments

The most united, upbeat Labour Party conference in decades comes to a conclusion with a speech from Jacinda Ardern. The Otago Daily Times is suggesting that it will include an announcement on wellness and health in schools. The upper level of the Dunedin Town Hall has been opened up for public attendance. This is significant […]

Morongate

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Date published: 11:29 am, November 4th, 2018 - 13 comments

In America a young 20 year old Trump supporter has been branded with the hashtag morongate for the most inept dark op smear you could ever imagine happening.

Open Mike 04/11/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, November 4th, 2018 - 178 comments

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Labour Conference Random Notes

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Date published: 4:20 pm, November 3rd, 2018 - 153 comments

Some notes from Ad about the Labour conference currently being held in Dunedin.

Open Mike 03/11/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, November 3rd, 2018 - 248 comments

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Daily Review 02/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 2nd, 2018 - 40 comments

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KiwiBuild doesn’t fly.

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Date published: 10:29 am, November 2nd, 2018 - 215 comments

More than that, it needs to be torn down before it makes a serious bid at flight.

Extinction Rebellion

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Date published: 9:31 am, November 2nd, 2018 - 35 comments

In the United Kingdom, Extinction Rebellion, a new mass direct-action group modeled on Occupy, has emerged with the goal of forcing the Government to take urgent action on climate change.

Open Mike 02/11/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, November 2nd, 2018 - 107 comments

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Daily Review 01/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 1st, 2018 - 58 comments

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Labour Party Conference 2018

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Date published: 10:04 am, November 1st, 2018 - 149 comments

It’s conference time! The NZ Labour party is into it’s second century and into Government. What can we expect from this weekend’s hui in Dunedin and what policies and positions do Standard readers think need to be pushed?

Getting rid of bitcoin could help save the planet

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Date published: 9:09 am, November 1st, 2018 - 39 comments

There is a rather simple way for the world to do something significant about climate change and global warming. All that we have to do is work out how to get rid of bitcoin.

Open Mike 01/11/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, November 1st, 2018 - 315 comments

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Daily Review 31/10/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 2018 - 33 comments

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Our rail revival

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Date published: 1:41 pm, October 31st, 2018 - 96 comments

Yesterday the government announced that it was reversing the previous government’s decision to kill off the electric trains.  The decision is one of many recently made that suggests that the future of rail is bright.

What is up with National?

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Date published: 7:53 am, October 31st, 2018 - 46 comments

National appears to be rattled and introverted right now.  Is the continuing saga involving Jami-Lee Ross the cause?

Open Mike 31/10/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, October 31st, 2018 - 160 comments

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National’s very bad day in the house

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Date published: 9:33 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 86 comments

National had a spectacularly bad day today in Parliament.

Daily Review 30/10/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 33 comments

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Brazil, Brexit, Trump…with more to come.

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Date published: 5:17 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 97 comments

When orders collapse, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We’re making it a bad thing.

National’s Judith problem

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Date published: 4:54 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 50 comments

Judith Collins has landed herself in trouble for publicising details of a young couple who just bought a Kiwibuild home.

National badly wants Kiwibuild to crash

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Date published: 8:34 am, October 30th, 2018 - 339 comments

National is complaining that Labour is not solving the National imposed housing crisis quickly enough.

Open Mike 30/10/2018

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Date published: 6:04 am, October 30th, 2018 - 104 comments

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