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A word of thanks

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Date published: 8:30 am, January 6th, 2017 - 11 comments

Robert Guyton deserves many thanks for the series of posts he recently wrote for the Standard.

Open Mike 06/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 6th, 2017 - 165 comments

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Pathological consumption

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Date published: 2:23 pm, January 5th, 2017 - 84 comments

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a free trip to the landfill and a subscription to the end of the world as we know it.

Some lighthearted banter

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Date published: 11:03 am, January 5th, 2017 - 154 comments

Peter Leitch has hired Michelle Boag to deal with publicity issues caused by his comment that Waiheke is a white man’s island.  She has not helped.

The Standard Summer

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Date published: 6:12 am, January 5th, 2017 - 31 comments

We’re taking some time out for the holidays. Hope you are able to do the same – enjoy! Open Mike will continue, but other posting will be low volume if at all.

Open Mike 05/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 5th, 2017 - 125 comments

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If home is where the heart is, then…

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Date published: 11:32 am, January 4th, 2017 - 188 comments

What have we become?

Open Mike 04/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 4th, 2017 - 195 comments

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The Briefing Papers: NZ’s time on the Security Council

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Date published: 10:45 am, January 3rd, 2017 - 9 comments

The Briefing Papers assesses NZ’s time at the UN Security Council, which came to an end on 31 December. Here are extracts from pieces by commentators Grant Duncan and Paul Buchanan.

Open Mike 03/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 3rd, 2017 - 161 comments

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The return of Kim Dotcom and the Internet Party and the NZ journalist seeking asylum in Russia

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Date published: 9:34 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 369 comments

In strange news Kim Dotcom is talking about resurrecting the Internet Party and claims have been made that a New Zealand journalist is seeking asylum in Russia. Update: I am satisfied the application is for real.

Positive

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Date published: 8:00 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 19 comments

This is a difficult concept for the left to address in election year in New Zealand but it’s possible to be positive about 2017.

Open Mike 02/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 102 comments

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Living without our fridge – 4-6C hotter

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Date published: 12:56 pm, January 1st, 2017 - 100 comments

My first degree about 35 years ago was in earth sciences. And one of my lifelong passions has been reading the history, prehistory, and evolutionary history of humans. The timescales give me an appreciation of the farcical attempts of humans to stop crapping in our narrow evolutionary space over the last century. We’re going to live in a hot hot world we weren’t evolved for.

New Zealander of the year

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Date published: 9:26 am, January 1st, 2017 - 42 comments

The Herald has managed to overlook choosing Helen Kelly as its New Zealander of the year.

Open Mike 01/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 1st, 2017 - 176 comments

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Voices of Aleppo.

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Date published: 10:22 am, December 31st, 2016 - 172 comments

Ordinary Syrian people on Aleppo.

The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2016

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Date published: 8:00 am, December 31st, 2016 - 8 comments

The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2016.

Open Mike 31/12/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 31st, 2016 - 107 comments

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Obama’s last days

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Date published: 10:05 am, December 30th, 2016 - 150 comments

Barak Obama is using the last few days of his presidency to do some quite radical stuff.

The ten most commented on posts of 2016

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Date published: 8:07 am, December 30th, 2016 - 7 comments

The list of the top ten commented on posts for 2016.

Open Mike 30/12/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 30th, 2016 - 164 comments

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Open Mike 29/12/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 29th, 2016 - 146 comments

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Netanyahu accuses New Zealand of committing a declaration of war

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Date published: 1:49 pm, December 28th, 2016 - 126 comments

Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu told Murray McCully that New Zealand supporting the rights of Palestinians in the homeland areas would be regarded as a declaration of war.

Open Mike 28/12/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 28th, 2016 - 97 comments

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Pauline Hanson declares jihad on Vegemite

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Date published: 12:59 pm, December 27th, 2016 - 37 comments

Pauline Hanson is upset that vegemite has achieved Halaal status.

Israel threatens sanctions against New Zealand

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Date published: 10:31 am, December 27th, 2016 - 131 comments

Israel has responded to New Zealand’s principled stand in seeking to uphold the rights of Palestinian citizens by threatening sanctions.

Open Mike 27/12/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 27th, 2016 - 93 comments

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Facebook, fake news and Donald Trump’s election

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Date published: 9:33 am, December 26th, 2016 - 72 comments

Donald Trump’s success in the recent Presidential Election may have had a lot to do with very judicious use of targeted Facebook advertising and the proliferation of fake news stories.

Open Mike 26/12/2016

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Date published: 7:03 am, December 26th, 2016 - 63 comments

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The Essential Forest-Gardener – in the end…

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Date published: 9:48 am, December 25th, 2016 - 32 comments

Robert Guyton concludes his series on life in a Riverton Food Forest.

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