Andrew Little’s hilarious Youth MP video

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Date published: 7:45 am, September 19th, 2018 - 14 comments

Andrew Little is seeking a Youth MP using an unusual technique.

Open Mike 19/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 19th, 2018 - 253 comments

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Quite a day or two then!

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Date published: 6:17 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 83 comments

A quick smorgasbord of reported news from Syria, to China and Sweden, to antisemitism and (hidden behind the links) an interview with (hopefully) the first woman who will serve as President of the USA.

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Daily Review 18/09/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 25 comments

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Someone tell the business sector, Kiwis like this Government

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Date published: 8:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 29 comments

A recent survey conducted by IPSOS shows New Zealanders are feeling more positive about the Labour-NZ First coalition government than they were the previous one.

Open Mike 18/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 142 comments

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Help identify a spy – who is Laurie Moore?

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Date published: 5:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 30 comments

Yesterday, a piece by Stuff Circuit questioned whether an activist by the name of Laurie Moore was in fact a spy for the New Zealand Police or Thompson & Clark back in 2003. New Zealand is a really small place, and we figure that someone must be able to identify this man. Please share these photos far and wide and appeal to all your networks to identify this man.

Beyond Left and Right?

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Date published: 8:27 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 78 comments

Does an understanding of class politics define being left? And if we’re not reading books by Marx and Lenin any more, will the revolution be digitalised?

Daily Review 17/09/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 62 comments

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Police spying must be investigated

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Date published: 2:13 pm, September 17th, 2018 - 14 comments

Amnesty International is calling for an inquiry into the actions of Thompson and Clark to be expanded to include their involvement in police activities.

Simon says the weirdest things – Ardern is apparently like Trump

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Date published: 8:16 am, September 17th, 2018 - 42 comments

Simon Bridges has caused jaws to drop everywhere by comparing Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump.

Open Mike 17/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 17th, 2018 - 193 comments

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The Government’s plan for a modern and prosperous New Zealand

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Date published: 2:36 pm, September 16th, 2018 - 130 comments

Text of Jacinda Ardern’s major speech delivered today.

We are failing kids from poor families

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Date published: 9:21 am, September 16th, 2018 - 77 comments

Kirsty Johnston has produced an in-depth analysis of the current rate of young people from poor backgrounds entering professional ranks.  And the news is not good.

Prime Minister Ardern’s Coalition Reset Speech

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Date published: 8:27 am, September 16th, 2018 - 132 comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to give a big speech today.  I’m hoping for something that gives some kind of plan, common purpose, and sense of direction.

Open Mike 16/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 16th, 2018 - 145 comments

 

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They got bailed out and we got sold out

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Date published: 12:05 pm, September 15th, 2018 - 56 comments

Ros Wynne Jones in the Daily Mirror excoriates the excesses of the Banking system and wonders why the rest of us tolerate bankers’ behaviour.

Open Mike 15/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 15th, 2018 - 255 comments

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Daily Review 14/09/2018

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Date published: 5:33 pm, September 14th, 2018 - 42 comments

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Paranoia, Bullshit and Ordinary Lives.

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Date published: 11:40 am, September 14th, 2018 - 125 comments

It seems that for some, trashing out the lives of ordinary people is fine, because “Russia bad”. It’s not fine…

North Carolina and Hurricane Florence

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Date published: 10:40 am, September 14th, 2018 - 42 comments

North Carolina Republicans’ refusal to accept that climate change exists means that Hurricane Florence’s effects are going to be greater than they should be.

Open Mike 14/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 14th, 2018 - 153 comments

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Coalition Problems? Tell ’em they’re Dreaming!

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Date published: 6:44 pm, September 13th, 2018 - 82 comments

Oh dear. The Winston Peters led governing coalition has completely collapsed and thank God Simon Bridges is there to pick up the pieces. I warned you this would happen! And look! Over there … the sky is falling. Falling, I tells ya!

Daily Review 13/09/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 13th, 2018 - 57 comments

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What does it take for bosses not to get their bonus?

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Date published: 11:26 am, September 13th, 2018 - 17 comments

Why is it that all risk lies with the shareholders? Why does poor performance by a company not result in CEO and top management bonuses being clawed back?

Fonterra’s loss

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Date published: 9:35 am, September 13th, 2018 - 67 comments

Fonterra has just reported an after tax loss of $196 million for the 2018 year. It’s never had an annual loss in its history.

Brownlee accused of bullying lawyer

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Date published: 7:44 am, September 13th, 2018 - 128 comments

Gerry Brownlee has been accused of ringing a young lawyer involved in a potential class action concerning steal used in the Christchurch rebuild and making her feel intimidated and harassed. Update: National has admitted “[s]o he just kind of unleashed, you know how Gerry is”.

Open Mike 13/09/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, September 13th, 2018 - 53 comments

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“That day” in September.

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Date published: 6:14 pm, September 12th, 2018 - 6 comments

Towers bore me.

Daily Review 12/09/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, September 12th, 2018 - 97 comments

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Ray Avery, Netsafe and the right to public discourse

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Date published: 4:52 pm, September 12th, 2018 - 5 comments

Ray Avery has complained to Netsafe that Newsroom has been engaged in perhaps a too vigorous investigation of claims concerning medical equipment that he had produced.

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