Daily Review 07/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 7th, 2017 - 14 comments

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Build a bridge and get over it

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Date published: 2:32 pm, November 7th, 2017 - 227 comments

Finally conceding the government’s majority, Bridges is complaining that Labour has struck back on his boss’ plan to obstruct the government on select committees by following through on his own plans to reduce their size.

The days of National dick waving

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Date published: 8:06 am, November 7th, 2017 - 28 comments

The spin that National are running is that they are unhappy with the move to reduce the MPs in select committees. That their dick size opposition party is the largest make me see teenage boys being idiots. Because there is no substantive difference to parliament from when this was recommended and now.

Paradise lost

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Date published: 8:04 am, November 7th, 2017 - 19 comments

The Paradise Papers have provided further evidence of a small group of very wealthy people are using complex trust arrangements based in tax havens to avoid paying tax.

Guns don’t shoot people, men do

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Date published: 6:33 am, November 7th, 2017 - 200 comments

Maybe it’s time to broach the elephant in the living room.

NRT: About time too

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Date published: 6:06 am, November 7th, 2017 - 3 comments

Idiot/savant writes about Labour’s legislation to extend paid parental leave.

Open Mike 07/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 7th, 2017 - 95 comments

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Daily Review 06/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 6th, 2017 - 102 comments

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Australia, you’re being a dick

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Date published: 8:35 am, November 6th, 2017 - 138 comments

Australia has refused New Zealand’s very generous offer to take 150 Manus Island refugees.

Labour and rural voters

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Date published: 7:30 am, November 6th, 2017 - 94 comments

In recent years Labour has allowed National to dominate rural politics. Maybe it is time for Labour to think about reaching out to rural voters and suggest to them that a progressive vote is in their interests.

Open Mike 06/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 6th, 2017 - 70 comments

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800th Anniversary of Charter of the Forest

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Date published: 8:25 pm, November 5th, 2017 - 21 comments

Issued alongside the Magna Carta on November 6, 1217, the Charter of the Forest is among the first ecological charters in history and among the first to assert the rights of ordinary people to the right to subsistence. 800 years old tomorrow.

Jian Yang and his residence application

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Date published: 10:35 am, November 5th, 2017 - 68 comments

Just before the election news broke that National MP Jian Yang had previously taught in a Chinese University training spies.  A recent OIA release of his immigration application raises further issues.

Trust, Labour and the TPPA

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Date published: 6:05 am, November 5th, 2017 - 96 comments

A look at Labour’s PR around the TPPA-11, and a campaign by Action Station to stop the signing.

Open Mike 05/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 5th, 2017 - 38 comments

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Home Sweet Home

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Date published: 11:52 am, November 4th, 2017 - 23 comments

The changing face of New Zealand.

So there was a housing crisis after all

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Date published: 8:05 am, November 4th, 2017 - 401 comments

The briefing to incoming Housing Minister Phil Twyford shows clearly that a crisis in housing developed under National’s watch.

The Green Party goals in government

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Date published: 6:54 am, November 4th, 2017 - 113 comments

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Green Party to make that good, green change that we’ve talked about – since ages ago!”

@realDonaldTrump does not exist

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Date published: 6:27 am, November 4th, 2017 - 4 comments

For a brief moment, the internets rejoiced.

Open Mike 04/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 4th, 2017 - 59 comments

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Daily Review 03/11/2017

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Date published: 5:32 pm, November 3rd, 2017 - 55 comments

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Let’s do this

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Date published: 2:42 pm, November 3rd, 2017 - 11 comments

With a change of Government it is a time for a change in the public entities that run New Zealand.

No renewal for National

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Date published: 8:49 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 22 comments

Bad luck you back benchers!

National reverts to type

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Date published: 7:47 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 222 comments

Bill English has claimed that it is not the role of National to make Parliament run properly.

NRT: Good Riddance

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Date published: 6:35 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 7 comments

“The government is throwing out pay equity legislation introduced by National, saying it makes it harder for people to make a claim for fair wages.”

Congratulations John Campbell

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Date published: 6:06 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 25 comments

Mr Campbell is awarded Presenter of the Year by the Association for International Broadcasting.

Open Mike 03/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 127 comments

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Daily Review 02/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 2nd, 2017 - 35 comments

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She’s back …

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Date published: 3:58 pm, November 2nd, 2017 - 77 comments

National’s Parliamentary list has been announced.  The big mover is Judith Collins who has jumped 7 places to number 9 and she is on the front bench.

Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump and political manners

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Date published: 2:42 pm, November 2nd, 2017 - 12 comments

In terms of style and approach Jacinda Ardern is radically different to Donald Trump.

Auckland’s impending environmental crisis

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Date published: 11:30 am, November 2nd, 2017 - 12 comments

Unless Auckland Council finds more funding for the environment the predictions for what will happen are dire.

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