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The 2022 Energy Crisis Is Right Here Right Now

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Date published: 4:56 pm, June 19th, 2022 - 44 comments

Every part of our energy-dense life from plastic to tarmac to food to clothes to building materials is about to get smashed like we ain’t seen.

Open mike 19/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 19th, 2022 - 61 comments

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The Tauranga by election

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Date published: 7:00 pm, June 18th, 2022 - 64 comments

The Tauranga by election has been one of the most low key by elections held in some time. The polls are now closed. If Labour get within 25 points of National they can regard this as a victory.

Foot-shooting the sanctions’ lockstep

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Date published: 6:41 pm, June 18th, 2022 - 45 comments

RNZ’s “The Detail” asked are New Zealand’s sanctions against Russia working? They aren’t, but one detail we learnt that MFAT has 100 staff members assigned to sorting out their complications!! What a waste.

Open mike 18/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 18th, 2022 - 107 comments

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Daily review 17/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 17th, 2022 - 25 comments

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Human rights, culture wars and the right

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Date published: 10:49 am, June 17th, 2022 - 39 comments

Christopher Luxton has proposed that social media posts showing gang members wearing bling should be censored.  And in the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has railed against a ECHR decision which has upset his efforts to illegally extradite refugee status applicants to Rwanda.  These are different examples of something the right is finessing, culture wars against minorities in breach of their rights for political advantage.

Open mike 17/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 17th, 2022 - 85 comments

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Daily review 16/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 16th, 2022 - 72 comments

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Open mike 16/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 16th, 2022 - 143 comments

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Daily review 15/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 15th, 2022 - 18 comments

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Selling Henderson Film Studios is Actually Good

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Date published: 8:15 am, June 15th, 2022 - No comments

In 2003 Mayor Bob Harvey drove the formation of Film Auckland and the construction of the Henderson Valley Studios. Now they are being sold.  But this is a good thing.

Open mike 15/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 15th, 2022 - 161 comments

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Daily review 14/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 14th, 2022 - 1 comment

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Rage and the Woke

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Date published: 12:31 pm, June 14th, 2022 - 69 comments

The past couple of years has seen a significant increase in far right activity and rapidly increasing racism.

The Cabinet reshuffle

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Date published: 8:52 am, June 14th, 2022 - 64 comments

There was some drama yesterday in the Beehive where Kris Faafoi and Trevor Mallard announced that they will be resigning from Parliament and Jacinda Ardern took the opportunity to reshuffle the Cabinet.

Open mike 14/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 14th, 2022 - 67 comments

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Daily review 13/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 13th, 2022 - 22 comments

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BusinessNZ has been telling porkies about fair pay agreements

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Date published: 7:55 am, June 13th, 2022 - 10 comments

BusinessNZ’s attempt to put New Zealand on the ILO naughty list because of fair pay agreements has failed.

Open mike 13/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 13th, 2022 - 163 comments

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 Gang Control Policy Is Back Big Time

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Date published: 6:08 pm, June 12th, 2022 - 16 comments

We are about to have a proper gang control  policy contest. It’s about time.

National’s anti gang policies and the Bill of Rights

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Date published: 4:09 pm, June 12th, 2022 - 33 comments

This weekend National threw out a few hunks of red meat to some of its more rabid supporters by going to its old favourite of gang bashing.

An appeal to Putin’s Apologists

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Date published: 10:10 am, June 12th, 2022 - 121 comments

Guest with a life of anti-fascist and anti-war activism in their rear-view mirror, alarmingly finds at fifty that they are staring at the green shoots of fascism in their headlights.This is not where any progressive expected to be. But for the left, there is also no discounting fascist action by offering up the reasoning of the aggressor.

Ukraine as a Multi-Year war

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Date published: 9:05 am, June 12th, 2022 - 20 comments

The Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine is now three months old. Prepare for a very long grind.

Open mike 12/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 12th, 2022 - 60 comments

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Open mike 11/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 11th, 2022 - 87 comments

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Daily review 10/06/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 10th, 2022 - 4 comments

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The prospects of a snap election

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Date published: 2:18 pm, June 10th, 2022 - 85 comments

Various media and the National Party are speculating that there may be an early election.  What are the chances of one being called?

Truthiness or Ignorance*

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Date published: 10:09 am, June 10th, 2022 - 53 comments

The world is too complex and hostile, so why bother trying to learn and understand.

He Waka Eke Noa?

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Date published: 8:02 am, June 10th, 2022 - 16 comments

The He Waka Eke Noa report recommends the introduction of farm-level split-gas levy on agricultural emissions. The anticipated savings are very small and reliant on Government proposals for the sector to reaching the Government target of 10% methane reduction.  Are we really all in this together?

Open mike 10/06/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 10th, 2022 - 125 comments

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