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Labour’s Māori electorate MPs will not be on the list

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Date published: 1:03 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 58 comments

In breaking news, Labour’s Māori electorate MPs to stand as electorate candidates only (not on the list).

OECD: NZ growth model reaching its environmental limits

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Date published: 12:08 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 40 comments

New Zealand is about to reach the limits of growth.

Living Economies Expo

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Date published: 11:02 am, March 21st, 2017 - 2 comments

“Imagine a country which respects the living planet; whose people enjoy fair land tenure, good housing, good health, wholesome food, a rewarding livelihood, free education, a compassionate justice system, and an adequate income: a country with an inclusive democracy grounded in vibrant communities.”

Classy

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Date published: 10:15 am, March 21st, 2017 - 24 comments

National’s ill advised attacks on Jacinda Ardern have shriveled in the sunlight, leaving only their reliably suggestible lunatic fringe / Mathew Hooton. The more they rant, the classier she looks.

National’s water problem

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Date published: 8:03 am, March 21st, 2017 - 48 comments

The Government’s timid backdown on water charging is placing it in a very uncomfortable position.

“Dumbing down a generation”

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Date published: 7:02 am, March 21st, 2017 - 125 comments

An excellent piece by Simon Collins in the weekend Herald. NZ’s educational scores in international comparisons are locked in a downward spiral. National’s ideology has failed, while we ignore successful models.

Nat branch chair calls for “corporal punishment”

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Date published: 6:27 am, March 21st, 2017 - 38 comments

Bill English should have spoken out to dissociate his party from Price’s archaic views. Why hasn’t he?

Open Mike 21/03/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 21st, 2017 - 17 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 20/03/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 38 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

NRT: “Too hard”

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Date published: 2:05 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 53 comments

No Right Turn: “The real barrier to National … acting on this is because that “no-one owns water, first come, first served” policy disproportionately benefits one group and allows them to profiteer from a public resource while destroying its value to others. That group is farmers – and they donate to the National Party.”

What are we America now?

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Date published: 10:24 am, March 20th, 2017 - 58 comments

Last night ONE News had an important exclusive on Syrian-born Kiwis who say they are being subjected to “intrusive and unnecessary searches” at our border, including demands to pass over social media passwords. This needs an investigation, and if some officers are crossing the line, it needs to be dealt with quickly.

Nicky Hager announces new book release

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Date published: 8:08 am, March 20th, 2017 - 160 comments

Nicky Hager’s latest book is to be launched this Tuesday at Unity Books in Wellington.

Fix our tax law!

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Date published: 7:02 am, March 20th, 2017 - 128 comments

Multinationals exploit our tax laws to pay no tax in NZ. Matt Nippert has been doing great work on this, and his latest this weekend on Apple is a powerful example. Planned changes to our laws don’t go far enough. We need to fix this. What’s the downside? What’s the delay?

Open Mike 20/03/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 20th, 2017 - 50 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

The media prepares for Key’s final hurrah

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Date published: 10:17 am, March 19th, 2017 - 65 comments

With John Key’s imminent departure from Parliament attempts are being made by the media to sum up his reign as Prime Minister.

Sunday Book Club

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Date published: 8:06 am, March 19th, 2017 - 31 comments

What if our production methods were designed to produce health, beauty,  and permanence?

Open Mike 19/03/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 19th, 2017 - 84 comments

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Found art

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Date published: 11:14 pm, March 18th, 2017 - 9 comments

The Winston Peters take on it:

“Come on. Tell us something we don’t know”

Yes indeed.

Nats’ attack on Ardern – Day 3

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Date published: 9:51 am, March 18th, 2017 - 68 comments

They were still digging themselves deeper yesterday. The latest attack tells us more about National than it does about Ardern.

Reducing substance abuse – what actually works

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Date published: 8:25 am, March 18th, 2017 - 66 comments

If, instead of macho posturing (like the “War on P”), we wanted to actually tackle substance abuse, we would be looking at what actually works. Interesting case study in Iceland.

What’s going on at the BBC?

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Date published: 7:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 7 comments

And now for something completely different.

Open Mike 18/03/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 18th, 2017 - 76 comments

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Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 17/03/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 17th, 2017 - 28 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Climate change – beyond the politics and the maths and the fear

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Date published: 10:57 am, March 17th, 2017 - 66 comments

Climate change is the most important issue of all time. Beyond the politics and the maths and the fear there is simply doing the right thing.

Mixed result in Netherlands

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Date published: 9:58 am, March 17th, 2017 - 18 comments

I guess it’s good that some parts of the world are going nuts at a slower rate than others?

TS Book Club this Sunday

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Date published: 7:05 am, March 17th, 2017 - No comments

We will be discussing Small is Beautiful – Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher.

Nats’ attack on Ardern backfires

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Date published: 7:04 am, March 17th, 2017 - 34 comments

National’s nasty, obvious, hamfisted attack on Jacinda Ardern has backfired on them big time.

Open Mike 17/03/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, March 17th, 2017 - 58 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Andrew Little’s speech on housing

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Date published: 8:40 pm, March 16th, 2017 - 47 comments

Excellent speech from Andrew Little in Parliament yesterday, on the government’s willful blindness to the housing crisis.

Daily Review 16/03/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, March 16th, 2017 - 7 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Parata overrules Bennett – consent not taught in schools

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Date published: 12:38 pm, March 16th, 2017 - 33 comments

In the followup to the rape culture protests, Hekia Parata has overruled Paula Bennett, and consent will not be taught in schools.

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