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Conservation matters

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Date published: 8:29 am, February 10th, 2017 - 21 comments

The government is stealing from us again so Forest and Bird are stepping up.

Open Mike 10/02/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, February 10th, 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 …

Prof John Quiggin – After Reform, What Comes Next?

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Date published: 10:26 pm, February 9th, 2017 - No comments

University of Queensland Professor John Quiggin, author of Zombie Economics, will speak on this topic for the Fabian Society in Wellington on Monday 13th and Auckland Thursday 16th of this month. All welcome, details and registration inside. Will be interesting.

Daily Review 09/02/2017

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Date published: 5:31 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 20 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 …

Poto Williams’ statement after meeting with Willie Jackson

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Date published: 2:45 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 257 comments

“Reducing our shocking rates of sexual and domestic violence is something I am passionate about and I am proud to be Labour’s spokesperson on these issues. It’s one of the reasons I want to change the Government and I am totally focused on helping win this election for Labour.”

Help Save the Riverton Environment Centre

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Date published: 2:12 pm, February 9th, 2017 - 11 comments

Down South good things have been happening, and now they need a hand to keep their building.

Michael Wood’s maiden statement

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Date published: 9:37 am, February 9th, 2017 - 2 comments

Having soundly thrashed National in the Mount Roskill by election, new MP Michael Wood made his maiden statement to Parliament yesterday.

Sad

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Date published: 8:30 am, February 9th, 2017 - 109 comments

Ad wonders how left wing Trump supporters are now feeling.

The dynamic of vindictive winners

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Date published: 8:00 am, February 9th, 2017 - 65 comments

If you can’t punish the Liberal power-holders in society directly, what do you do?

Rogue MP publicly disagrees with leader – party in disarray!

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Date published: 7:42 am, February 9th, 2017 - 52 comments

With these deep divisions exposed the party is clearly in total disarray.

Open Mike 09/02/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, February 9th, 2017 - 48 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 08/02/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 39 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 …

29 lives lost. No justice for their families.

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Date published: 1:51 pm, February 8th, 2017 - 13 comments

Solid Energy trucks have refused to cross the picket line at Pike River this morning after the families set up effigies of their dead men.

Salvation Army report – NZ “Off the Track”

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Date published: 8:56 am, February 8th, 2017 - 57 comments

“The absence of any meaningful progress in reducing child poverty rates over the past decade—and the lack of interest by Government in using welfare and income support programmes to do so—points to wilful indifference toward the long-term personal and social impacts of this avoidable harm.”

Medicinal Cannabis law reform

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Date published: 8:37 am, February 8th, 2017 - 30 comments

The Government is finally moving to adopt Labour policy and loosen requirements for the use of medicinal cannabis.

“We’ve got the vibe, they’ve got the shivers”

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Date published: 7:00 am, February 8th, 2017 - 3 comments

Green Party co-leader James Shaw’s 2017 Parliamentary Commencement Speech

Open Mike 08/02/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, February 8th, 2017 - 94 comments

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

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Daily Review 07/02/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 106 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 …

Caption contest

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Date published: 2:03 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 24 comments

Keep it seemly …

The Waitangi Experience

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Date published: 1:59 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 26 comments

A guest post from Enzo Giordani’s outlining his personal experience of the latest Waitangi day celebrations at Waitangi.

Low bar diplomacy

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Date published: 1:29 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 23 comments

So apparently the PM managed to get through a 15 minute call without “upsetting” Trump. That’s where we set the bar these days.

The SOE sell down three years on

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Date published: 8:30 am, February 7th, 2017 - 78 comments

Some time in the next 12 months it is likely that the forgone dividend payments and loss in share value from the Power Company shares and Air NZ share sale will be greater than the amount received, only three years after the sale.

English – “8 months to answer Labour’s challenge”

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Date published: 7:02 am, February 7th, 2017 - 21 comments

Anonymous Herald editorial: “Bill English has 8 months to answer Labour’s challenge”.

Open Mike 07/02/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, February 7th, 2017 - 128 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 …

Willie on the unions

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Date published: 7:05 pm, February 6th, 2017 - 199 comments

“Matt McCarten is one to watch. He’s developing his union. I don’t have much time for [the established unions]. I hope my mate Matt destroys them.” – 2005 – link

Waitangi Day 2017

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Date published: 7:01 am, February 6th, 2017 - 19 comments

Well the lead-up to Waitangi Day this year has certainly had its fair share of drama!

You can read Andrew Little’s thoughts on the day here: Andrew Little: Waitangi a day for all of us to come together

Open Mike 06/02/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, February 6th, 2017 - 68 comments

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1.2 million comments

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Date published: 6:01 pm, February 5th, 2017 - 7 comments

We just hit 1.2 million comments published. I noticed by accident!. Typically it was on politics

Labour Spokesperson for Family and Sexual Violence Poto Williams on Willie Jackson

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Date published: 3:07 pm, February 5th, 2017 - 309 comments

“As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Family and Sexual Violence, I am concerned that Willie Jackson is becoming a Labour Party candidate with a prominent ranking on the list.”

Kansas ANZUS.

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Date published: 9:14 am, February 5th, 2017 - 45 comments

What to do when your erstwhile ally loses the plot?

We need to talk about immigration

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Date published: 9:09 am, February 5th, 2017 - 189 comments

How does the left discuss the immigration debate so that it can counter the anti immigration sentiments fostered by the likes of Donald Trump, Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull?

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